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postheadericon Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint For Free Ride To Jail

GREENWOOD, IN — A man is now in jail after breaking into someone else’s home and picking the wrong house, according to WIBC. Not only did he pick the wrong house to attempt to rob — a gun owner’s — he also had a really, really weird excuse for why he was there.

According to local news:

Greenwood Police say Kyler Thompson, 46, had entered a home in the 800 block of N. Madison Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. A woman in the home said she and her husband woke up to the sound of the breaking glass in another room. That’s when officers say the man grabbed a gun and found Thompson in a spare bedroom. Investigators say the homeowner held Thompson at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

According to officers, Thompson (said) he had been next door and was trying to stop a friend of his from entering the home. But investigators say Thompson’s friend was never found or identified.

Police say they found several items from inside the home belonging to the couple laying in the yard.

Thompson is in the Johnson County Jail without bond. Officers say he also has a felony arrest warrant in Marion County for possession of a firearm.

Seems legit.

Seriously, who on earth would think to use that excuse?

Even if he had gone over to prevent some other friend from doing wrong, what on earth is he doing in the house?

It’s amazing what people think other folks will believe.

It is doubtful that Thompson will get away with that excuse in court, and his felony arrest warrant is not likely to do him any favors. Hopefully, the man will not be able to endanger society for a long, long time.

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postheadericon Hacker holds Netflix to ransom over ‘Orange is the New Black’

A hacker claims to have released the new series of the hit prison TV show “Orange is the New Black” onto the internet, after Netflix failed to agree to pay an undisclosed ransom.

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postheadericon Armed Robber Holds Occupants Hostage In Their Own Home… Until One Of Them Got A Gun

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — It’s terrifying enough discovering an intruder in your home, but what happens when that intruder is armed and has you and other people in your home hostage? One homeowner realized that when seconds count, a gun in his hands may be the only chance he has to survive.

According to WBRZ News, the armed intruder forced his way into the residence and held both the homeowner and other occupants at gunpoint. The homeowner managed to retrieve a handgun and shoot the armed robber. The robber, once hit, fled. He fell only a few short steps from the doorway.

The deceased robber was identified as 19-year-old Terione Williams. He had prior convictions related to a prior home invasion. No stranger to violence, Williams certainly posed a significant threat to both the homeowner and the other people inside the home with him.

This was not a scenario that was going to play out without someone being significantly injured or even killed. In those moments, it’s a choice: you or him.

The homeowner took the calculated risk that if he didn’t get a gun, he was living on borrowed time.

Criminals depend exclusively on having unilateral choice of force. Let me explain that previous sentence a bit better. When an armed intruder enters another person’s building, he knows he’s at risk from the second his foot crosses the threshold. He knows he can be killed. That’s why he needs to convince everyone inside that home that fighting back against him is a guaranteed loss. It’s not important that fighting back isn’t necessarily a loss, it’s just important he ensures they believe that.

To get to that state, he will exert however much force he thinks is necessary. That could include shooting and killing a hostage. It could include killing everyone inside. That’s his mentality.

As a gun owner, unfortunately we have to understand the mentality of a bad guy because it’s important to overcome that natural fear of harm coming to ourselves or others. We need to get to the gun and use it effectively.

That’s made exceedingly easier if the gun is already physically on your body. If your gun is in a holster and that holster is on your body, you don’t have far to go to bring deadly force to bear on your intruder.

Always carry — especially in the home.

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postheadericon Microsoft holds annual shareholder meeting

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 30, 2016 — Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella highlighted how digital technology is transforming people and organizations across the world, and the opportunity for Microsoft.

“Digital technology is impacting and transforming every human endeavor in every industry,” Nadella said. “Microsoft empowers our customers who want to harness new technology, like artificial intelligence, to transform their organizations and find solutions to the biggest challenges in healthcare, agriculture, finance, government — every sector.”

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood reported that Microsoft executed well in fiscal year 2016 and reported a strong start to the current fiscal year. Hood noted that Microsoft’s innovation road map and disciplined investment expand addressable market opportunities and position the company for growth — an investment in the future that will deliver value for shareholders.

The following proposals were acted on by the company’s shareholders at the meeting:

  • Re-elected all 11 directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. All director nominees received a vote of 98 percent of votes cast.
  • Approved, on a nonbinding advisory basis, the fiscal year 2016 compensation of the company’s named executive officers. The advisory measure received 95 percent of votes cast.
  • Ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent auditor for fiscal year 2017, with a vote of 98 percent of votes cast.
  • Approved an amendment to Microsoft’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, with a vote of 99 percent of votes cast.
  • Approved a French Sub Plan under the 2001 Stock Plan, with a vote of 96 percent of votes cast.
  • Rejected a shareholder proposal to make amendments to the current Proxy Access for Director Nominations bylaw; the proposal received approximately 26 percent of votes cast.

Microsoft’s board of directors consists of John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman; William H. Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Teri List-Stoll, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc.; G. Mason Morfit, president, ValueAct Capital; Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft; Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management, BMW AG; Sandra E. Peterson, group worldwide chairman, Johnson & Johnson; Charles W. Scharf, chief executive officer, Visa Inc.; John W. Stanton, chairman, Trilogy Equity Partners; and Padmasree Warrior, chief development officer and U.S. chief executive officer, NextEV. Nine of the 11 board members are independent of Microsoft, which is consistent with the requirement in the company’s governance guidelines that a substantial majority be independent.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at the time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Media Relations Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon Concealed Carrier Holds Man At Gunpoint After He Tried To Drive Off After Hitting 7-Year-Old Trick-or-Treater

TACOMA, WASHINGTON — A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car ‘barreling’ down the road while he was trick-or-treating with his father Monday night. The man behind the wheel stopped shortly after, but soon tried to get away.

That’s when an armed citizen stepped in.

Danielle and Michael Lester had just crossed the street with their two children and nephew when they saw a sport utility vehicle “barreling” through the street near the intersection of North Eighth and North I streets.

“I actually saw the little boy fly through the air. It sounded like somebody hit a garbage can,” Danielle Lester said by phone Tuesday.

The boy is currently in critical condition.

When the driver looked to be wanting an escape, Danielle Lester stepped in front of the vehicle and told him to stay where he was.

“He was revving his engine and bumping against me,” Danielle Lester said.

A neighbor, Kenneth Hines, came over to help when he realized what was going on.

Hines was also armed at the time.

He used his firearm to keep the man from leaving, who was attempting to run away. “I basically did a citizen’s arrest,” said Hines.

The man was believed to be intoxicated and was charged with suspicion of vehicular assault and driving under the influence, police said.

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postheadericon Microsoft holds annual shareholder meeting

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 2, 2015  Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.’s annual meeting today, chief executive officer Satya Nadella highlighted the company’s strategic and cultural transformation that position it for new growth opportunities.

“For us, everything we do is motivated by our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” Nadella said. “We’re transforming our culture by approaching every day with a growth mindset and desire to delight our customers, so we realize our mission and ultimately drive long-term value for our shareholders.”

Executive vice president and chief financial officer Amy Hood recapped Microsoft’s solid fiscal year 2015 performance and reported a strong start to the current fiscal year. Hood noted that the company remains fiscally disciplined while investing in high-growth opportunities to deliver long-term shareholder value.

The following proposals were acted on by the company’s shareholders at the meeting:

  • Elected 11 directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. All director nominees received a vote of more than 93 percent of votes cast. The new additions to Microsoft’s board of directors include Sandra Peterson and Padmasree Warrior.
  • Approved, on an advisory basis, the fiscal year 2015 compensation of the company’s named executive officers. The advisory measure received more than 72 percent of votes cast.
  • Ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent auditor, with a vote of nearly 94 percent of votes cast.

Microsoft’s board of directors consists of John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman and chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments; William H. Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Teri List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc.; G. Mason Morfit, president, ValueAct Capital; Satya Nadella, chief executive officer, Microsoft; Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG; Sandra E. Peterson, group worldwide chairman, Johnson & Johnson; Charles W. Scharf, chief executive officer of Visa Inc.; John W. Stanton, chairman, Trilogy Equity Partners and Trilogy International Partners; and Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Systems Inc. Nine of the 11 board members are independent of Microsoft, which is consistent with the requirement in the company’s governance guidelines that a substantial majority be independent.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] Older Story, New To Us: Man Holds Bad Guy At Gunpoint After He Was Assaulting Woman On NYC Subway

This story is admittedly new to us, but it’s been around for a while (over a year). The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association released a statement on this video earlier in March 2015, and it was too good … Continue reading
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postheadericon Microsoft holds annual shareholder meeting

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 3, 2014  Speaking to shareholders at Microsoft Corp.’s annual meeting today, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella highlighted the company’s strategic direction and continued progress in becoming the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.

“We are committed to building a thriving organization and culture that will enable everyone at Microsoft to do their very best work as we focus on delivering the next wave of innovation, growth and long-term shareholder value,” Nadella said.

Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood recapped Microsoft’s solid fiscal year 2014 performance and reported a strong start to the current fiscal year, with improved execution across all the company’s businesses. Hood noted that the company is investing in high-growth opportunities and remains focused on delivering long-term shareholder value.

“I’m very pleased with the results we delivered in 2014 and excited about the opportunities we have as a company in 2015 and beyond,” Hood said. “We firmly believe that the highest shareholder value has always been created by delivering the products and services our customers love and use, which will enable us to capitalize on the massive opportunities in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

The following proposals were acted on by the company’s shareholders at the shareholder meeting:

  • Elected 10 directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. All director nominees received a vote of more than 92 percent of votes cast.
  • Approved, on an advisory basis, the fiscal year 2014 compensation of the company’s named executive officers. The advisory measure received more than 72 percent of votes cast.
  • Ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent auditor, with a vote of nearly 99 percent of votes cast.
  • Rejected a shareholder proposal to allow proxy access for shareholders. The shareholder proposal received approximately 10 percent of votes cast.

Microsoft’s board of directors consists of John W. Thompson, Microsoft chairman and chief executive officer of Virtual Instruments; William H. Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Maria M. Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College; Teri List-Stoll, chief financial officer and executive vice president at Kraft Foods Group; G. Mason Morfit, president of ValueAct Capital; Satya Nadella, Microsoft chief executive officer; Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG; Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Visa Inc; and John Stanton, chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners. Eight of the 10 board members are independent of Microsoft, which is consistent with the requirement in the company’s governance guidelines that a substantial majority be independent.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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