WTF, Google?

Seriously, what did you do with the five years’ worth of Shared items that I’ve amassed in Google Reader? Wanna give us a chance to extract our links maybe instead of just deciding arbitrarily one day that you’re going to render them inaccessible for everyone?

Yes, This!

Sheriff in SC says at a press conference describing a heinous crime: get qualified and carry concealed.

I agree (duh).
Violent criminals don’t go after cops (openly armed) or people who look like they could defend themselves. They only go after easy victims. If they can’t tell who the “easy” victims are, then they’ll think twice about attacking just anyone. They never know whether that potential victim will defend themselves.