Fudging the numbers on shoplifting

By rickColosimo / October 31, 2023 / Comments Off on Fudging the numbers on shoplifting

The mid-2023 stories about retail theft, in spite of videos of 20 or 30 people swarming stores to overwhelm attempts to detain them, always felt off to me. Other crime statistics don’t match up, and statistics from industry groups are a little loose with definitions and also don’t make sense. You can’t say something is…

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That Stupid FB Notice

By rickColosimo / June 16, 2020 / Comments Off on That Stupid FB Notice

Someone I know posted this on FB. Just in case Notice:..An attorney advised us to post this. The violation of privacy can be punished by law. NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you do not publish a statement at least once, it will be tacitly…

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Memorial Day 2020

By rickColosimo / May 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day Celebration Playlist I’ve gotten to the point where I no longer feel bad for gently correcting people who want to say “thanks for your service” to me on Memorial Day. I remind them that I feel lucky that I was never really in harm’s way during my service and that I’m glad there…

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House Rules

By rickColosimo / May 21, 2020 / Comments Off on House Rules

This post on Slate has an effective clickbaity title. I’m just going to comment that I think it was instigated by people who don’t let you win all the money in the middle on Monopoly when you land on Free Parking.

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