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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Guns, They're Not Just For Democratic Party Fund-Raising Anymore

Never were, never just for that purpose. Though, a critical observer these days would be forgiven for thinking they were. A critical observer would be forgiven,...

Did you hear that our Government, specifically the CDC has been keeping from the public the rate of defensive use of firearms versus the much smaller rate of rate by offenders? Not widely reported.

The final adjusted prevalence of 1.24% therefore implies that in an average year during 1996–1998, 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense. This estimate, based on an enormous sample of 12,870 cases (unweighted) in a nationally representative sample, strongly confirms the 2.5 million past-12-months estimate obtained Kleck and Gertz (1995)….CDC’s results, then, imply that guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals.
The quote is taken from a Daily Caller article, (linked here).

Our Government, here to help us, right?

Don't Hurt Toto

Or, how the new rules of comedy are suffocating laughs on stages large and small.

Did you hear that one about the comedian who made the audience laugh?  Ah, never mind, it's an old one.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Solar Wall On Our Southern Border

In answer to President Trump's call for innovative suggests for constructing the wall along our southern border comes the proposition that the wall be made as a solar power collector.

Ingeniously novel. It would pay for itself, in time. It would provide a physical declination of where our land ends, and where Mexico's land ends. If done well if would create an actual barrier to transit from each nation to the other. And, in barring transit it would help us develop the ability to control who enters our country.

Ingenious too in that it is a device, solar panels, which plays into the environmental ambitions of that new religious movement afoot. in fact, could we not then expect the enviro whackos to form a militia dedicated to preventing the border crossing populace from destroying the wall in their effort to break into our land? Given the violent nature so recently confirmed as within the leftists modus operandi, an outgrowth of the violent sixties radicals, could we not expect that they would guard well against damage to altar of a solar wall? Or, would they simply smash the wall in protest for not getting an award for their non-involvement in making progress?

A solar wall. The idea is out there. So, someday it will happen. Progress.

I mentioned the idea over breakfast, and suggested we employ all those illegal immigrants come to this country to do the work Americans won't do. Work American's won't do, like building a wall. A friend agreed but insists we let them build the wall we won't build on their side of the border.

The Mental Illness Epidemic Why Are The Young So Sick

Either a parody, or an explanation; depending on how well your own mentality functions.

Depp apologizes, or, Apology, the new redo

Mr. Depp made his assassination remarks while out of the country.

I suggest this warrants his being placed on the watch list, though I am sure in today's bureaucratic bowl of legal spaghetti there is a technical term for the list I am invoking for which I am using an incorrect term, oh boo hoo follow the gist not your pettyness.

He should be deemed a possible threat to our nation, and his re-entry should not be permitted until, and unless, it can be determined that he no longer, or does not, actually pose a threat. He should remain in that state of bureaucratic limbo until his case can be judged, and his case should go to the back of the line, tackled only when all prior cases are resolved. His celebrity must not permit him any special or accelerated treatment.

 (Yes, pettyness  was not an accepted word prior to my using it, and, yes your pettyness does have the effect of making reason a difficult expression. You win that one, and we all lose just as you intended.)

Non-verbal protest, still just spreading the same product

Michael Walsh • June 23@3:01 PM On Michael Brown Civil Verdict

Someone please explain to me what was "wrongful" about the death of Michael Brown:
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released.
Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing, but the shooting led to months of protests in the St. Louis suburb.
So, firstly, we assume that Mr. Walsh's question is rhetorical. We come to that conclusion because the answer, they got paid to not cause more trouble, is obvious.This wasn't just compensation intended to rectify a bad deed, it was a bribe intended to keep the wolves at bay. If the world worked justly, then every possession, every penny, everything of value owned by Michael Brown would be given over to his victims, not the other way around, The shopkeeper, the policeman, the City and its population, for that matter the nation and its common health suffered at the hands of the deceased Michael Brown. And, at the hands of the hustlers who used this event to foment discord and division. Now, the hustlers get paid off, and the good people in this story remain at risk.