Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Taxi Cab Depressions

I am remiss in my failure to link to this person's blog, which I first read several weeks ago. It is exceptionally articulate and insightful. The main reason is sloth. The ljk keys on my laptop do not work for some reason. Do you have any idea how tough it is to choose your words in such a way as to refrain from using them? (The preceding sentence is one of the few I have written that doesn't require those keys.)

So. Read "BlacLies Matter". Go to this link and read it all. It is long, but well worth it. Then scroll down and read "The Pig Trap". You won't be sorry. These are two very important political posts which provide a good look at the current state of affairs in this country. 

After you've done that, take the time to read some of his funnier posts as well. His wit is amazing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMERICAN TRAITORS: a nuclear Iran, operated by an islamic dictatorship, chosen and supported over Israel

Obama and Kerry - indoctrinated, trained, and groomed for office by the Communist machine.

It is patently obvious by now that Obama was raised as a child by a mother, grandparents, and - more than likely - by a biological father (and possibly a molester, as he was known to have "short eyes") named Frank Marshall Davis, all of whom had dedicated communist ties. These people were demonstrably in favor of Communism over the liberty, freedom, and open market philosophy of American Republicanism (as in the American republic espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, not as "Republicans" - a disease that has much in common with Democrats and the Left).

Kerry, a spoiled elitist, raised in a culture of money and privilege, apparently was targeted for Communist indoctrination also, much as was  McCain by the North Vietnamese and the Chinese during his internment in Hanoi. And, before you denigrate this statement, try judging it by Kerry's and McCain's actions, their behavior, rather than their speech, their statements. Think of the traitorous behavior and statements made by Kerry against his fellow soldiers in 'Nam, his association with that traitorous bitch Fonda. She had somewhat of an excuse, being as vaporous an airhead, an ignorant and stupid twit as she is. She obviously has an IQ somewhere significantly south of 100. (How I wish I could make her read this. This truth would absolutely infuriate the skanky bitch.)

So. We know that Obama and Kerry are both Communist indoctrinated. We know they have both willingly absorbed and committed to this indoctrination, and act according to their accepted communist beliefs. We know that they both have declared their disdain and hatred for America and what our Constitution stand for. We know for a fact that they have committed completely to the philosophy of the Left, its collectivism and hatred of the conservative support of the rights of the individual.

What we have now just had proven to us is their desire to see America destroyed. To see the American exceptionalism as a culture destroyed  by both communism and the violent death cult of islam which Obama and Kerry have both chosen in preference over the protection of this country as a republic created to support not only the rights of the individual, but a free and open market economy designed to bring about a healthy and vibrant nation.

The Prime Minister of Israel, "Bibi" Netanyahu, gave a speech today to our Congress in which he spoke to the need to stop Iran developing as a nation in possession of nuclear weapons, a nation which has repeatedly announced its intention of destroying both Israel and America.

And yet, Obama and Kerry both work to realize this stated intention of Iran and it's "religious" (actually a death cult, not a true religion) dictatorship. While Israel seeks to stop Iran from realizing its nuclear ambitions, Obama and Kerry - both deserving of the punishment awarded to such deadly traitors - seek to help Iran reach the goal of being a country possessed of the very nuclear weapons it has sworn to use against both America and Israel.

These two traitors deserve the punishment of death, for assisting a country which has sworn to destroy America and its people in attaining that goal. And, yes, I hope that the NSA and other agencies which illegally read each and every one of our private writings, as well as our open blogs, does read and make note of what I am posting here. There is no other determination that can be made other than the fact that both Obama and Kerry are traitors to America and our Constitution when they support the destruction of America, when they fail to do everything possible to protect us, but rather seek to aid our enemy in becoming able to realize the destruction of our country and our population, along with that of Israel, one of our staunchest allies.

As a blog that is so little known, so little read as mine will likely be ignored by the NSA (et al), I doubt that anything will befall me other than a moment's laughter at the thought that any agency would even pay attention to this. Nonetheless, I am willing to risk it. These two scum, these traitorous asswipes deserve the worst that could possibly happen to them. Please read this post by Allen Roth at Secure America Now:

Fellow Patriot,
Did you see Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech?!

Israel's leader stood strong as he spoke before a full Congress about the global dangers of a Nuclear Iran, and how does the Obama Administration react? By immediately calling his speech "no new ideas, all rhetoric." 

Yes. You read that correctly. Even after Netanyahu praised the President and the White House for America's unwavering alliance, the Executive Branch still chooses a dangerous future with Iran over our historical relationship with Israel. 

At this very moment, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland “negotiating” with the Iranians. He is working on a bad, back-door deal that will put the security of all Americans and Democracy at risk. This is unacceptable.
As Netanyahu stated, “a decade may seem like a short time in political terms, but it is the blink of an eye for the life of a nation.” Our fight to stop terrorism and its largest state sponsor needs every bit of support it can get. 
We will continue to stand with Israel, the only true ally of America in the Middle East. We will continue to work towards a peaceful future, one that focuses on the security of the American people and denounces our enemies.
Thank you,
Allen Roth

Our Congress is populated by spineless people who refuse to act against the politicians and bureaucrats who work toward the destruction of our country as a republic. So, I envision no help from that quarter. I do not know how we can vouchsafe our country from what the Left has planned. It may be that there is no help in sight. We may have to rise up as insurgents against what the Left - currently in control - has in mind for us. Only time will tell.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Risk of death from legally owned firearms

Yes, it has been over a month since my last post. Surgery on my back and other issues has been part of the reason. Today, however, I read on another blog of the fear fostered by those who hate firearms, wherein such hoplophobes (people who are afraid of weapons) claim ridiculous, lying statistics about how many people die from firearms each year in America.

A quick search at the CDC - the Center for Disease Control, a federally funded organization which studies diseases such as the bubonic plague, ebola, and other infectious diseases - indicates that only 505 accidental deaths were caused by forearms in 2013 (the last date that data for such deaths was available on their own web site.* It should be noted that the CDC is not funded to do research on the number of gun injuries or deaths that occur. Their mandate is research concerning infectious diseases only. Their publication of statistics concerning guns is a strictly political move encouraged and allowed by the presidential administrations in control at the time. * ). The number is - of course - higher if you include intentional deaths due to firearms - such as gang-related criminal shootings, police shootings of innocent people, and suicides. Even then, the number is lower than 5000, with the majority of those being criminal shootings.

Years ago, the haters who got together to create the Brady Center for Handgun Control (which changed its name once or twice to hide what it was doing), and other leftist groups trying to make the possession of firearms illegal in our country, published completely fake, made-up, statistics for handgun injuries in the home. They claimed that handguns kept in the home were four times as likely to cause injury or death as in homes where there was no handgun present. Simple study and research proved that this statistic was a lie, that the numbers were grossly inflated by this group, in an attempt to make everyone believe their lie.

If we accept and permit the use of the number 5000 (per the CDC) as to how many deaths there were (either that year, or each year on average) due to the misuse of firearms - from either criminal misuse, police misuse (as in the shooting of innocent people), or suicide (as opposed to deaths from guns in the home, which were far fewer), we discover an interesting fact: it is either 0.125% or 0.25% the number of deaths due to medical misadventure - deaths due to mistakes made by doctors, medical staff, or hospitals. 5000 deaths as opposed to either 200,000 or 400,000, depending upon whether you accept the higher or lower figure provided by those seeking an accurate answer versus the "politically correct" answer. So, medical deaths were sat least four times more likely to kill you than a gun in the home. The exact opposite of what the Bradley cretins were claiming.

Someone - Sam Clemens (Mark Twain), was it? - said there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics". So many so-called "statistics" are made-up, totally false numbers, that quoting them almost immediately brands you as a liar, as someone trying to mislead you from the truth. Instead, let us simply say that a very small fraction of gun deaths are due to guns in the home or guns in the hands of legal gun owners. Not that even a small number is desirable, at least, but neither are deaths from any other kinds of accidents. Cars in the home kill far more people that guns in the home, by a very wide margin.

So, whether or not you like guns, own a gun, or carry a gun, it is demonstrably wrong to believe the fools who insist that they are unsafe, or responsible for so many deaths. Cars are far more likely to kill, yet they are no more inherently unsafe than guns. In fact, there are certainly far more cars unsafe due to poor maintenance than guns due to poor maintenance or construction. Even the misuse of guns is less likely to cause death than the misuse of an automobile. Consider how many more vehicles there are than guns, and how many more times cars are used than guns, and that assertion proves itself.

Training in the proper handling and use of a gun is as important as driver education. Cars being so much more dangerous than guns, and certainly responsible for far more deaths, it might be suggested that driver education should be mandatory in our high schools, and that such training be required before a driver's license can be issued. Although it is certainly encouraged and offered in many, it is not mandatory in most schools, even though most states do require passing a test demonstrating a small amount of competency in driving.

Education in the proper and safe handling of guns - especially handguns - is indeed mandatory in most states which allow concealed carry of firearms. Most states require training before they will issue a permit for concealed carry, followed by testing to indicate - again, only a small amount of - competency in use. Many states also demand training before a person can get a hunting license permitting the use of a rifle, shotgun, or handgun for hunting.

Much training in the use of either a vehicle or a firearm is often administered by a parent. Some firearm training is given by a sibling, or a friend familiar with the proper handling and use of a gun. This is as it should be. When the government gets involved in such things, the training is all too often administered by someone who is often missing the demonstrated experience that should be present. How many teachers, in any school from Kindergarten to post-doctorate college classes, has had experience in the field they teach? From math through engineering, from medicine to nuclear physics, how many professors or instructors have real-world experience in their area? It should be a requirement - if such training is a requirement for graduation with any sort of degree or diploma in the subject.

While it is probably true that many folks who own firearms do not have as much training, experience, or practice in the use of their weapon as they should, many of us who own and carry firearms daily have indeed taken the time - and paid the cost - to get training. Many of us have a good deal of experience, whether it be in safely carrying and using when hunting or practicing on a range, or through having worked in security or law enforcement positions, as peace officers, game wardens, and security personnel.

Both logic and demonstrated fact indicate that the risk of injury and death from firearms is a tiny fraction of what is claimed by anti-gun zealots. Those hoplophobes are ready and willing to lie their a**es off about the safety of owning and carrying a firearm.The risk of death is quite low, and almost non-existent if the gun owner has any training whatsoever. Especially if that gun owner has passed on his knowledge of the safe use and keeping of firearms to his wife and children.