Saturday, January 29, 2011
A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 40 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. You’ve recently heard about the US Congress wringing their hands over whether condemn this as genocide for fear of making Turkey angry.
In 1938, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. That doesn’t include WWII military death.
In 1935, China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1964, Guatemala established gun control. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1970, Uganda established gun control. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1956, Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
Regardless, I doubt many people are worried about genocide in the USA. I’m not actually, so let’s move on to current times and the actual disturbing truth about crime and gun control.
Australian Crime Statistics
Australia banned guns in 1996. Almost all crimes associated with guns or assaults on the now unarmed went up.
According to this study, Accidental gun deaths, assault rates both up. Robbery and armed robbery went up from 1996 to 2003, then came back to 1996 levels. Murder and gun murder stayed about the same. They don’t talk about home invasion specifically; maybe those are included in assaults and robberies. So in the best case scenario, certain crime levels ended up about the same by 2004 and statistics not shown after 2004 in this study. Others still up.
So, what was the point of disarming?
England Crime Statistics
Here is an Excel format chart showing crimes where firearms were used and the numbers go up consistently, click on the Excel or CSV download link. This goes to 2001. Would you guess things are better or worse now ?
In England, 1 in 3 Youths Carry Gun or Knife.
The Youth Justice board has found that one in three young people carry a knife or gun and a crime is committed by a young person every two minutes. [6 March 2009] Hardline Scottish knife policy a success The Solicitor General of Scotland has announced that their tough policy on knives has resulted in more than 600 arrests. [2 March 2009]
In the case of Scotland, doesn’t that remind you of the endless, non-fruitful arresting of marijuana smokers in the US ? Maybe there are so many knives because guns are a little harder to get for youths. Do a little research and you can easily make the case that you’d rather be shot than stabbed. I would. Knives do a lot more damage to vital organs, depending on the specific circumstances.
Here, you can browse all of the crime statistics for England and the UK
This picture is from an islamic protest in England. Would you want to be disarmed in this environment ? And the islamic ‘tension’ is rising in the US and our government isn’t doing Jack about it, outside of elevating the muslims to a higher state of protection for fear of ‘racial profiling’. (Insert your favorite profanity here).
So, what’s the point ? Crime goes up.
The authorities don’t Stop crime, they investigate it.
What if America was invaded by another country ? Remember, the leader of Japan’s military said he’d never invade the USA because “There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass”.
What about your basic right to Defend Yourself !?
Friday, January 28, 2011
On April 1, 1984, Gaye's father fatally shot him after an argument that started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents. Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun that Marvin Jr. had given him four months before. Marvin Gaye would have turned 45 the next day. Marvin Sr. was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after it was revealed that Marvin Sr. had been beaten by Gaye before the killing.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
1. Cheaper Dollar Opens Door for Chinese Investments in North American Natural Resource Companies covered China’s new move to make the yuan a world currency.
2. Boeing (BA) has signed a pact to give the Chinese our aircraft technology secrets.
3. We have agreed to share nuclear secrets with China.
4. US and Chinese energy companies announced a variety of partnerships to share information. Involved companies include Alcoa (AA), Duke Energy (DUK), Chinese Power Investment Corporation, and Shenhua Group.
5. General Electric (GE) announced a joint venture to China’s Shenhua Group to sell clean-coal technologies.
6. The Chinese are entering the US sports apparel field and challenging Nike (NKE) and Adidas.
7. China has entered the retail banking industry where US citizens can invest in the yuan.
Just remember this is happening on Obama’s watch, just as Bill Clinton gave all Your jobs to China, (you idiot Clinton lovers' that run around in fear of your job telling everyone to buy American)
What concerns me most is China’s entry into the US Banking System. If they buy Goldman Sachs, will they rename it Fu King Yu ?
Honestly, between the communists running the schools, the Mob running the unions –public and private- and stealing all the pension funds, the Chinese entering the American banking system, and the kids all voting for the biggest bullshit salesman to every hit the street (and still cheer like drunken monkeys whenever he shows up for a teleprompter reading), I feel like I’m surrounded by fire ants. I say fire ants, because the fire ant’s tactic to defeat it’s enemy is to amass themselves on their victims body and when they reach critical mass they all bite in unison, like a miniature version of The Borg.
I feel real sorry for the following generations. If we don’t turn this 14 trillion ton freighter around we’re all screwed. Voting for Democrats or standard issue Republicans won’t do the trick in my opinion.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
LA Times – “S. Korea may have overplayed hand with Pirates.”
References to the rescue of a crew last week as part of a tougher anti-piracy policy are drawing pledges of retaliation from Somali pirates and raising concern about the safety of those who remain hostages.
Do liberals not even have enough balls to go up against some sleazebags from Somalia with speed boats and machine guns ? Holy Crap ! Liberals are such wienies… Watch out for those 3rd graders with Lead Laced Crayons ! Unbelievable…
CNN “Obama to take YouTube questions on SOTU.”
Jumpin Catfish, does anyone believe there will be ‘real questions submitted by ‘Regular Americans’. Without screening? It’s a setup. Even if it wasn’t, who the hell is so desperate to hear the Imbecile tell more lies ! Unreal.
USA Today “DHS to replace color-coded terror alert system”
Well, Whoopdef*ingDo. Alternate reality.
Wall Street Journal “Deficit Outlook Darkens”
The federal budget deficit will reach a record of nearly $1.5 trillion in 2011 due to the weak economy, higher spending and fresh tax cuts, congressional budget analysts said, ...
Hahaha ! Ya Think ?!?
I don’t think the tax cuts are fresh. They are the extended Bush Tax cuts. What is actually “Fresh” is the 35% Estate Death tax tacked on for inheritance over 5 million. Seems fair? Hmmm. In a lot of these cases families have to give up family farms in order to pay the freakin tax. Family lifestyles are being destroyed, it’s not just the government grabbing money. This happens a lot in Ohio and the midwest.
Mark Zukerberg’s Facebook Page is Hacked.
I’m not going to touch facebook with a ten foot pole. Not with a real ID anyway, so then what’s the point ? No offense to many of you folks who I know like it. Just sayin.
Violence Flares on Lebanon’s Day of Rage
Hahahhaa.. You can’t make this shit up.
(Can you imagine sitting around watching the news with me ?)
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I’m not going to watch. I’ve been watching obama lie for 4 years now. Why do I want more. It’s boring at best, maddening at worst and I don’t want to injure my TV.
Unity. When the bully in the school yard gets his ass kicked what does he want… ? He wants Unity. He is still a bully, he just wants you to be friends with him now because that is the last modus operandi he has at his disposal to try to continue to get what he wants. And when he doesn’t get it he will accuse You of being the problem. Watch how the obama situation is a direct parallel going forward. They started the day the Repubs got majority in the House.
If obama wanted Unity, he’d say, ‘Ok, I recognize 70% are against the Health Care bill, and that’s a Huge Number. I will ask Congressional Democrats in the House and Senate to repeal it poste haste.” He’s not talking anything back. Whether you realize it yet or not, you’ve been raped with telephone poles for 2 years and where was the Unity then? Where was the Bipartisanship when not One Republican voted for the HC Bill, or was allowed to have 1 Gram of Input into it. ?
No. This unity concept is total bullshit.
Spending Freeze. We are operating at a 1.4 TRILLION Deficit and he wants to freeze that. What good is that ?
Stop Earmarks. It won’t happen but even if it does, it's not even pocket change. 100 Billion is not even pocket change.
We pay 400 Billion a day in interest on our debt. (Maybe it's 40 bln) We have to borrow money to pay the interest ! Imagine if you had to do that to pay your credit cards. Who is responsible for that going forward? You if you pay taxes, and your kids and their kids and their kids. What kind of life are we leaving them? Slavery, that's what. Either that or a banana republic where the Fed prints up so much money to pay for this thievery that the dollar isn't worth squat. Check out a chart on the US Dollar. It's down by a poverty inducing amount just since 2003....
What’s with Dems and Repubs sitting together. This is Kindergarten now? Where everyone has to be nice with everyone else’s crayons ?
Go sit in on Parliament in England. They scream at each other ! They should ! Important things hang in the balance. It’s insane to act like it’s all some academic exercise and we can be socialist one day and something else the next. Our way of life hangs in the balance.
We have one party advancing Socialism and one party that claims to be wanting to Continue on the system that made us the greatest nation in the world and the longest lasting political system Ever, Capitalism. And people want those two sides to work together ? That’s insanity. Bipartisan should not even be allowed in the dictionary today. It’s Insane.
Pick a side. If you want Socialism, I disagree, but let’s defend our chosen opinions with reason and rationality instead of pretending that oil and water can mix. It Can’t !
Some things Can’t Co-exist ! It’s time to grow up. School’s over. This is the big leagues. We have enemies on all fronts and we are war with each other like Waring Kindergarten Classes ! Pick a side and let’s see who wins the day !
Which is why I’m not going to watch obama read a teleprompter spewing out a bunch of stuff that sounds like it’s feel good kumbaya crapola while a bunch of Congress people, which have been reduced to a kindergarten class, hop up and clap like trained seals every 20 seconds. I’ll read about the highlights tomorrow. After lunch.
Anyone disagrees, please listen to it and tell me what was good about the content or the plan. Because it’s going to be Same old same old, just with a new label. Money flying out to friends of the administration called Stimulus will simply be called Investment now. Maybe it’ll be called the ‘daily orgasm investment program’ which wouldn’t surprise me given how the Dems name their censorship and other fascist programs.
Monday, January 24, 2011
If you bought 1000 shares of Apple in 2003 for 8 bucks, you’d have invested 8 grand. You got a 2 for 1 split in February 2005, so now you’ve got 2,000 shares for 8 grand. Recently, you could have sold the 2000 shares for $350.00 each for a total of $700,000.00.
If Obama/the Democrats have such good ideas, why do they only target young people with them ? Why do they not have broad appeal across the population ? And to the young people, if the ideas were so good, Wouldn’t they have broad appeal? Or is everyone over 30 stupid somehow.
Note to people living in the year 3011. No, the Israeli Peace Talks will not be successful.
How did Halliburton Double their profits without Bush/Cheney in the White House, And with a Democratic Congress from Jan, 2007 to Jan, 2011 ? How will be media address this ?
Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not health, health is not music, music is not Love. Love is the best. - modified Zappa
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Recently, one of their heroes Keith UberDork gets fired, and now look at this..
That's right. Cute little birdies are using plastic shopping bag remnants to line their nests to their advantage. Click the picture to go to the story at Discovery News.
Looking into the future, what will they do about all the toxic waste from electric car batteries ?? I guess Yucca mountain is out. I suggest Big Sur.
And how are they going to produce all the electricity to recharge all those batteries ? Since they are against Coal, Oil, Nat Gas or Nuclear. I think they should do extra duty at the power plant using their legs to run bicycle type generators.
Liberals just can catch a break.
Of course it would help if they weren't so STUPID.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
If you think Obama is going to give Hu Jintao a ‘hard time’ about Anything, or if you even Think they will discuss human rights, currency manipulation, trade imbalances, or anything else of interest to the USA, You need to see a doctor. Cause your brain isn’t working properly.
Hu Jintao is going to meet with Obama and tell him what China wants of us, then he’s going to (wait for it…) Chicago! to meet with ‘Business People’. Jumpin Catfish, can we figure out what’s going on here? China is going to tell us where to jump and Obama is going to ask how high, then Hu Jintao is going to Chicago to do some deals with people on Obama’s IOU list.
Lieberman isn't going to run in 2012. That's interesting.
I Sure Do Miss Steve Irwin….. I hope his wife and family are doing well. Damn.
Does the world seem like All Politics All the Time ? And I don’t even watch the freakin news.
Just stumbled on This Post from a year and a month ago. Still True !
My advice, given as humbly as I can, is to often close your eyes, imagine yourself at 85 years old looking back on your life and try to divine what you think you would have liked to have done better or even just different. Then do it now while you have the chance.
You know, I didn’t spend much time coming up with the title to my blog a couple years ago, but I must admit I like it. I think ALL of our blogs will be time capsules that people will look back on 100, 500, 1000 years from now in search of what society was all about way back when. I will sometimes try to speak to those people.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to look at people's blogs from 2 or 300 years ago even? Imagine reading the blog of some of the people that built the pyramids...
If you’re working or have money coming in and all those you know are healthy, you have it good. And I do. All the best to anyone not in that category at present.
Monday, January 17, 2011
A lot of folks were giving BO some praise for this speech/event, so I had thought I might be going off in a “blinders on” kind of way and decided to keep my comments minimal. After a week or so, and I’ve also heard some variety of analysis, so there may be some plagiarism here, I am still stuck with my ‘nothing good’ about BO’s event whatsoever mindset.
The pep rally was approved by the WH. Do you really think that the situation wasn’t scoped out prior to BO showing up and reading the teleprompters. And if it wasn’t, what would be wrong with him asking the crowd for some composure at ‘such a painful time for the victims and their families and friends’. Better yet, do it televised from the Oval office where you have total control and don’t take a chance on having your spittle mouthed – sociopathic leftie base screwing things up.
I won’t comment anymore about the pep rally, because I lay blame for that for the very most part on the howling monkey sociopaths of the left who showed up to what I think may have been Obama’s dismay to some extent unknown. Anyway, when you sleep with the far left…
Obama making so many comments alluding to vitriolic politics is Endorsing the Idea that Politics, and Right vs. Left was responsible for this on some level. It wasn’t. The murderer was driven to blood lust and simply needed an excuse and a trigger. It just happened to be Mrs Gifford.
If we get any insight into this from the psychological professionals who will no doubt be a part of his trail, I believe this will be proven out.
Back to Obama.
Saying, Let’s have Unity, and lets all get along is saying the Right should shut the hell up and put up with whatever the democrat agenda shoves down our throats or up our .... No thanks. Someone point me to a period in America’s history where serious conflicts of ideology were sorted out over tea and crumpets with smiles and handshakes.
No, let’s NOT have unity, let’s have discussion, debate and heated exchange because the events in progression are changing America into something it was never envisioned to be and something it Cannot Be and still offer Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness !
The left want full blown Socialism. The Conservatives want Constitutional Conservatism, minimally described as low taxes and extremely low federal government involvement in our lives.
There is nothing trivial here. There is no reason for both sides to work together. They are diametrically opposed ! Bipartisan is a concept embraced by Idiots at this stage !
Shove the Unity. This isn’t kindergarten where the prime directive is we all need to get along.
Show me where the unity was when the Dems shoved the HC bill up our ass when 70% of the public disapproved. I think we can all agree that the other 30% of the population is so In the Tank for Obama or just plain morons, that we can consider the disapproval percentage as 100%. Not One Republican voted for it. Show me some Unity Mr. Teleprompter Reader by repealing your own pure evil HC bill and we’ll go from there.
I honestly wonder what the events would have been had it been a Republican congress person. Unfair? I think not. What was the imbeciles response to the murders at Ft Hood?
As far as Lounger, I don’t subscribe to him being ‘insane’. I subscribe to him being evil. How, in the process of shooting those you have a political gripe with if that’s what it was about, do you point your pistol at a 9 year old girl and pull the trigger ? Blood lust was in play. Pure evil. If some puppies had been on hand, I’ll bet he’d have shot them as well. Beside being in a homicidal lustful state of mind, he also wanted to be taken out. He planned to be taken out. This was a combination homicide-suicide mission. I’m glad he failed the 2nd half, though I wish he’d be sitting around now nursing some serious injuries while he contemplates a long trial ending in many years in prison and a pathetic death administered without fanfare, danger, politics, glory, or anything else this evil vermin craved for his last moments.
Which group (lefties, Conservatives) went to DC by the millions on a couple of occasions, and created not one act of violence nor left one scrap of litter ?
Want to really turn the left into a self destructive infantile cluster ? Don’t engage them. Don’t feed the monkeys. Just come out and vote in 2012 and 2016 and purge them from the power positions. Send them back to the kiddie table where they belong and where they will be most happy. Giving them power only causes them consternation. Removing their power will redirect them to less societal violent activities like ‘saving the planet’.
Do I sound angry? I’m not. Quite the opposite. I’m disappointed that so many people Still think Obama is the One.
I’m disappointed that so many don’t seem to be able to see America slipping into a place of no return.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Tenth Dimension (beyond the 1st through the 4th) seems to make the most sense to me. Without beginning or end. Infinity in all directions.
I read recently that it is proposed that each singularity – the infinitely small point at the center of black holes – actually each contain a universe or perhaps universes. Given that Stephen Hawking has recently concluded that black holes simply ‘dissipate’ away, we can imagine that when the black hole containing the universe dissipates away, it is actually itself a big bang that creates another universe or universes.
Keep in mind that our laws of physics do not apply in a black hole. Also the amount of time that it took our big bang to create our universe was about 1 billionth of a second from nothing to much of what we see now according to physicists (Or 6 days as counted on some clocks). Countless galaxies with countless stars and even more countless planets and all the other things that make up a universe.
Self-generating/perpetuating universes. The concept is so simple and beautiful, that according to many of the things Einstein thought, it must be true.
What do you folks think ?
Also if you go to You Tube to watch the videos, you'll notice a number of related videos in the right sidebar. Someone there is proposing 11 dimensions. I haven't watched that one yet.
Update - Disclosure: I don't really get 5 thru 9, which is why I jumped to 10.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Is this not just a person reading a speech someone wrote for him? As he has done for the last 4 years?
Is not a call for unity simply not just a method to put pressure on the Republican majority in the House into giving in to Democrats as they've been Forced to do for the last 2 years?
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Carl Sagan asked for one of the Voyager spacecraft to be turned back toward the Earth on it's way out of the solar system and snap a picture.
Here is the, or one of those pictures.
About lower center right, in the orangish colored sunbeam, is a pale blue dot. That's us. That is the picture of the Earth taken by a metal traveler carrying an ill-advised map back to where we are, leaving our solar system.
Kinda gets you right here. And if that doesn't, then here is what Carl had to say about it.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
But I Thought I'd use is as a way to say I never believed in the stereotypical image of the cavemen, walking around grunting with their butts barely covered.
Click the caption for a description since blogger is currently unable to provide links to images....
|The Antikythera Mechanism|
Update: Here is a great video about his device. And there is a plethera of information about it on the internet..
It is thought that much more is described by the mathematics of the device than just eclipses and 'simple' motion of the planets.
Friday, January 7, 2011
- DHS Chief Janet Napolitano cancels travel to Iceland because “it is all ice and our planes wouldn’t be able to land there”. She also declares all birds and fish as Domestic Terrorists. It's unclear if she meant to include non-flying birds such as Turkeys.
- Nancy Pelosi burst into flames during the reading of the Constitution by the House of Representatives. She was quickly put out by aides and taken away for observation. One source who wishes to remain anonymous said it looked like "when you drag a vampire out into the sunlight".
Sunday, January 2, 2011
2.) Senate Democrats declare that the minority leader of the house is a ‘demeaning position’ and in order to allow the person to keep his/her self-esteem, they allow the bitch pelosi to keep her 757 with 16 flight attendants and 100 grand per year bar bill to stock the flying vampire machine so she can ‘feel good about herself’.
3.) John Boehner gets a Cessna 172 with Helen Thomas as a flight attendant. Btw, that is Janet standing on the pontoon. She is the new "Speaker of the House Travel Security Agent" (after being fired as head of DHS) and will be giving John pat downs prior to each flight to make sure he's not carrying a bomb to kill himself in mid-flight.
4.) barak obama goes on a 52 week vacation.
5.) Several countries opt out of the EU (agree with Trestin here) and All countries denounce the US dollar as being worth Jack. As a result, Gold rises to $37,000 the ounce.
6.) Gasoline sells for $9.80 a gallon. Democrats say it is the fault of the Republicans, Republicans say it is the fault of the Democrats. Whoever’s fault it is, Big Oil and GW Bush are making out like Bandits... BP too.
7.) Unemployment benefits are extended for another 1186 months as various Rinos' compromise with the communist in the White House.
8.) Reality shows are declared ‘required viewing’ by all levels of education. Grade, high school, and university. During testing, extra credits can be acquired by students who can divine what is actually being uttered behind the incessant bleeping sounds.
9.) Supreme Court Judges Sotomayor and Kagan become the first gay marriage couple after declaring gay marriage as being legal in the USA. Janet Napolitano serves as Best Man and Maid of Honor.
10.) Kim Jong Il, after being ignored for months, declares his Alliance with Marvin the Martian and their plan to Destroy The Earth with the PU-36 Illudium Space Modulator Device if their demands are not met.
11.) A Palestinian terrorist moves to the USA and becomes the front runner for President in the 2012 elections for the Democrat party.
12.) World Peace by 11-11-2011.
13.) California declares Mental Disease the New Norm as Jerry Moonbeam Brown declares he intends to “Outspend Obama” and laughingly adds "I've got some catching up to do!"
14.) The Drunken Lobotomy test subject formerly known as Mummar Quadaffi declares that Libya is now in charge of the world and demands the United Nations move to Tripoli. (Hey, this isn’t so bad..)
It’s shaping up to be a good year !
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Click the picture to go to the APOD site and read the description as well as click on the picture there a couple times to explore in detail. I'd be quite happy to have painted this one. It has some of my favorite colors - Alizarin Crimson and Phthalocyanine Blue among them.