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Privacy is the right to control who knows what about a person, and under what conditions, thereby controlling the intimacies of life. It is all about secrecy, and the right to determine for oneself if and to what extent personal information is disseminated. The right to privacy is the protection against having a society in which the government completely controls the people’s lives, and requires the government to protect individuals from privacy invasion by other people. Right to privacy ensures that personal emails, bank details and medical records are safe and secure. This is essential to human dignity and autonomy in all societies around the globe.

Your innermost thoughts are beliefs that unfold as your universe".
-- Albert Einstein .

Life is not suffering; it's just that you will suffer it, rather than enjoy it, until you let go of your mind's attachments and just go for the ride freely, no matter what happens.
-- Dan Millman

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."
-- Wayne Dyer

HAPPINESS

It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.
-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking
creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
-- Lao-Tzu

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you,
too, can become great."
-- Mark Twain

Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lived longer in Alaska than anywhere else and misses it terribly. He recently moved to the fetid Panhandle of Florida and lives now in an ancient Cold War bunker of a house surrounded by alligators and rednecks. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers to think of himself as the Devil's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can email him at [email protected] You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle , or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle . Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.

No doubt one of the reasons these numbers are not higher is that police officers are trained to fear for their lives. It’s thanks in part to the Dinkheller tape and others like it that officers who think they might be in fatal danger tend to act quickly to neutralize the threat. But it is impossible to draw this connection, or to say that police training keeps officers safe, without considering the trade-offs involved, and what those trade-offs mean for civilians—particularly black people and the mentally ill, both groups that are shot by police at a disproportionate rate.

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No doubt one of the reasons these numbers are not higher is that police officers are trained to fear for their lives. It’s thanks in part to the Dinkheller tape and others like it that officers who think they might be in fatal danger tend to act quickly to neutralize the threat. But it is impossible to draw this connection, or to say that police training keeps officers safe, without considering the trade-offs involved, and what those trade-offs mean for civilians—particularly black people and the mentally ill, both groups that are shot by police at a disproportionate rate.

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