Lately, it seems like everywhere you look you'll see an advertisement or pitch of some sort regarding home protection. You've got ADT, SimpliSafe, and a host of other monitored alarms systems, along with video surveillance systems, and do-it-yourself alarm kits. Price points can vary widely, but there's a very experienced local service that can help you protect your home and business--for free.
I guess the best way to keep yourself protected while out buying Christmas goodies would be to have a cop tag along with you the entire time. Since cops have other, more pressing responsibilities, that might be tough. However, following some of the guidelines put forth by law enforcement should do the trick.
I've got a pretty hard-and-fast rule when it comes to online shopping. I don't like to do it unless I just can't find it at a local Rockford or Rockford-area store. I will bend that rule if the price-point on the item or items is at least 40% cheaper than I can find here at home, but I prefer shopping locally.
Let's face it, bald eagles are pretty awesome (in spite of Ben Franklin's preference for the wild turkey as our national symbol).
I had no idea just how awesome these birds are until reading the story and watching the video on the efforts of this female bald eagle to keep her eggs safe and warm...