Odds ‘n Sods:

Several readers sent this: Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

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Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Imploding as 50 Mayors Leave

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They say that “Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus,” but it seems that California’s Democrat Senators are from Zeta Reticuli: Pelosi: Congress Must Uphold Oath to ‘Protect and Defend’ Constitution… by Passing Gun Control. (Thanks to Jeff H. for the link.)

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Reader “Hushboy” sent a link to a key portion of the text of Canada’s Emergencies Act. (Enacted in 1985.)

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A new interactive map from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should be of great interest to preparedness-minded families: Real time evacuation Planning Model (RtePM, or “Route –P-M”) estimates the time required for evacuating vehicles to clear a user defined area for a variety of evacuation types.  Using the GIS mapping data to highlight geographical areas, users can view:

Population both day and night;

Major and minor arteries, highways, and smaller roads;

The speed limits of those roads versus the actual average speed;

The likely evacuation times based on changes to the above criteria.