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Project Planning & UML - YouTube 
We put these videos together before our blogging activities:

The first video is perhaps the most easy to understand. A great overview and to-the-point discussion, we call it a 'UML Primer:'


The link is: Open Source Introduction to UML

The more detailed presentations are more like a classic technical training session. Lots of justification, as well as background information:


The first link is: Project Planning and UML, Part I


The next link is: Project Planning and UML, Part II

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The final presentation was epic - we thought you might enjoy it.



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Minuteman: Defending Self = Protecting Others? 
You might have noticed that - by definition - a terrorist is often outnumbered?

Indeed, when EVERY SECOND can save the life of someone you love, the problem surely is not that a bad guy has a weapon, but that ordinary citizens ... do not?

A well-armed citizenry firing back (1) draws an assailants fire away from unarmed citizens, giving defenceless people (2) more time to escape the line-of fire. Having more than one citizen firing-back can also (3) encourage a sick mind to retreat, (4) stop firing & find shelter (saving even more lives!), if not to (5) surrender. Ultimately, much like Imperial Japan deciding not to invade after Pearl Harbor, simply knowing that firing into a crowd is likely to get the crowd to fire back will eventually (6) deter terrorist attacks all-to-gether?

Such life-saving advantages are the stark realities of having a well-armed citizenry: The best way to stop a bad-guy with a gun is to have a good guy - and the more, the better - with the same advantage. --Why will the media not say so? Why do they want to continue to disarm U.S?

Oh sure - Lawyers & laymen might like to haggle over ricochet & random-rounds falling into a crowded population... yet which has the greater probability of causing a fatality: Someone firing directly at others, or someone firing randomly into-the-sky?


One should marvel over how - in recent memory - our constitutionally guaranteed right to defend ourselves - if respected - would have saved the lives of many others, as well?


I also wonder if - until we are able to erase the knowledge of guns and gun-making from all human minds, as well as human histories - should we be picking them up ... or passing them out?


What do you think?

The visionaries who founded our great nation thought that - when every second counts - when lives of friends and family are at risk - that America could use lots of good-guys on-the-scene. -Ordinary citizens willing to stop what they are doing so as to protect their community - or save a life - in LESS THAN a minute?


American's Forefathers knew that - while a few will ever cower for hours amongst those ever-increasing number of corpses waiting for someone else to save them - that there would be many more who would feel the need to defend. --Instant heroes amongst the offended number who would be willing to risk their own lives so as to prevent more of their fellow Americans from falling. --Ordinary people who, if their constitutionally-guaranteed rights to defend themselves might simply be respected, would be ready, willing, and able able to return any assailant's murderous attack on-the-spot ... as well as en masse.


Yet prevention is surely worth avoiding any unpleasant pound of 'cure.' -Sadly, even without any proactive measures however, it seems that even otherwise reasonable people can - and always have - gone life-taking crazy?

Sadly, if it be the case that there will ever be attackers amongst us - whenever a single sick, or politic-crazed person begins to destroy the lives of our fellow Americans - then having a few extra kilos of an all-saving 'cure' in-hand at ground-zero is certainly not such a bad idea? (Certainly Americans once understood how to cope with spontaneous acts of aggression, revolution, and war?)

No unarmed civilian ever plans to be in the line of fire after all. -The next life on-the-line to be-saved might just be the life of someone we love.

So the RIGHT TO DEFEND EACH OTHER - much like the right to defend ourselves - is about saving lives. Moreover, when every second counts, there is simply no legal precedent to be concerned with... not when we the people make the laws?



Personally, I think that there are few new problems. Rather, I am beginning to believe that there are far more long-forgotten solutions?

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