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Four Years Ago, Today

markabell2We lost MARK BELL.

My co-worker, shooting student, sounding board, reminder of things good, bon vivant, and loyal friend.

We had just attended Kevin Baker’s blogshoot the previous Sunday, and had spoken on the telephone, yesterday (four years ago – I cannot believe it’s been four years!).

Then his beloved wife Cathy called me tomorrow (four years ago) to tell me he had dropped dead from a heart attack suddenly yesterday.

Having almost lost Walter recently, this may be a little maudlin.

I don’t care.

PLEASE, tell the ones you love that you love them, and hug them, if at all possible.

Because you never know.

A Couple Of Observations Regarding O.C.

From NJT

Pelosi v 2.0

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter:  “Should we protect police by ending Open Carry?

T-Bolt: “No.  Next question.”

Aw, c’mon T-Bolt!  Elaborate.

Well, have a lot of Open Carry types aired out cops?  No.  The threat to cops is not from them.  At worst, a subset of OC folks have been douchenozzles.  But those folks are a subject of ridicule, and not a threat vector for law enforcement.   And folks do, indeed have the right to, among other things, be a douchenozzle.

And trying to connect OC with the Tamir Rice thing, Ms. Pelosi Jr.?  Please…

“Did you call me a douchenozzle?  I’m OFFENDED!”

“I see.”

Being an over-the-top, obnoxious idiot when carrying a firearm, whether concealed or openly, is not recommended.  Doing so tends to bring the attention of the constabulary and hoplophobes, everywhere.

In a libertarian, constitutional world, law-abiding citizens should be able to carry in any manner.  Any kind of weapon.

Period.

Has ANYONE ever made the observation that uniformed police open carry with impunity?
Should we be offended by THAT?  And in so doing, are they less safe?
Of course not, and in the sense of parity and civil liberties, they should not be offended by lawful civilians open-carrying.
SO THERE!
(Having said that, there is something to be said for being discrete.  :-)  )

Happy New Year (AGAIN), Aka, Geez I’m Old!

When I was visiting my Sister on Christmas Eve (accompanying my ex-wife, who is close with my niece and grand-nieces.  Yeah, it’s weird, sometimes!)  my ex told me she had been visiting earlier that day with her (deceased) youngest brother’s children.  One of whom had a child, who married someone already with a child.

So, they are a step-parent, and by extension, I found out I am a great, great uncle!

Now I’m not particularly close to these folks, and don’t know over half of them, so my social obligation is limited.

But the label!  And the fact it’s 2016!  That makes me….(carry the one)….(removes sock to count toes)….going to be sixty-four this November!

And my ex already took note that I am graying (Thanks, M!)…

But, I am grateful for all I do have, and the fact I am on this side of the dirt nap.

So there’s that.

Tempus Fugit, my friends.

Another Orbit

The third rock from the Sun has gone ’round yet again.  And it’s reportedly now 2016!

Happy New Year?!

I must report, not much has changed for me in the past 365 days, save increased age and perceived infirmity.

Same (low) disability income, same crummy car, same rental room.

BUT, I continue to have friends and family, who support me spiritually, morally, and sometimes even financially!

And that has made all the difference!

My thanks to you all – you know who you are.

Who knows?  Perhaps this year will be even better?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Guffaw

Happy-New-Year-Cartoon-Pictures

In Remembrance

I wasn’t born for another eleven years when this happened, but as a student of history and an American it gets to me.  Much as the JFK assassination, The Marine Barracks, Khobar Towers, The U.S.S Cole and The Twin Towers attacks did during my life.

Meeting that Navy veteran who had served on the Arizona on Veteran’s Day this year did as well.

Please take a moment of silence today.

Because.

Black Lives Matter

…and so do others of any color, and cops! – Guffaw

Then there’s THIS (from Kevin Baker):

“…no political will in the country to address inner-city violence.”

As I’ve said here and on other fora, if you really want to do something about homicide by firearm then you need to pay attention to who’s doing the killing, who’s doing the dying, and where it is taking place.  ProPublica has an article out, How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives, on this topic, and the title to this post is THE pullquote from it.

Some other choice selections:

In 2012, 90 people were killed in shootings like the ones in Newtown and Aurora, Colorado. That same year, nearly 6,000 black men were murdered with guns.

Mass shootings, unsurprisingly, drive the national debate on gun violence. But as horrific as these massacres are, by most counts they represent less than 1 percent of all gun homicides. America’s high rate of gun murders isn’t caused by events like Sandy Hook or the shootings this fall at a community college in Oregon. It’s fueled by a relentless drumbeat of deaths of black men.

Gun control advocates and politicians frequently cite the statistic that more than 30 Americans are murdered with guns every day. What’s rarely mentioned is that roughly 15 of the 30 are black men.

Avoiding that fact has consequences. Twenty years of government-funded research has shown there are several promising strategies to prevent murders of black men, including Ceasefire. They don’t require passing new gun laws, or an epic fight with the National Rifle Association. What they need — and often struggle to get — is political support and a bit of money.

Lost in the debate is that even in high-crime cities, the risk of gun violence is mostly concentrated among a small number of men. In Oakland, for instance, crime experts working with the police department a few years ago found that about 1,000 active members of a few dozen street groups drove most homicides. That’s .3 percent of Oakland’s population.

Two weeks after Obama unveiled his plan, (Pastor Michael) McBride and dozens of other clergy members, many of them from cities struggling with high rates of gun violence, met again with staffers from Vice President Biden’s task force.

The mood at the January 29 meeting was tense. Many of the attendees, including McBride, felt the president’s agenda had left out black Americans.

“The policy people working for Biden worked with the reality of Congress,” said Teny Gross, one of the original Boston Miracle outreach workers who now leads the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. “What they were proposing to us was very limited and was not going to help the inner city.”

Gross said he “blew a gasket.” The clergy members in the room were pleading for help. “We bury hundreds of kids every year in the inner city,” Gross recalled them telling the administration representative. “Some of the solutions need to apply to us.”

A staffer said that the political will of the country was not focused on urban violence, several ministers who attended the meeting recalled.

“What was said to us by the White House was, there’s really no support nationally to address the issue of urban violence,” said the Rev. Charles Harrison, a pastor from Indianapolis. “The support was to address the issue of gun violence that affected suburban areas — schools where white kids were killed.”

The Rev. Jeff Brown, from Boston, was angered by the administration’s calculated approach. “When you say something like that and you represent the President of the United States, and the first African-American President of the United States, you know, that’s hugely disappointing,” he said.

It would seem that Obama’s a huge disappointment to a lot of people.

RTWT.  And especially the comments.

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    Of course, most of those black-on-black murders are related to the drug trade. When you’re dealing in a product whose sale has been prohibited by government fiat, and a dispute in the course of business arises, you can’t just take the other guy to court. It should come as no surprise that many of them seek out “alternative means” of dispute resolution.

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      That depends on whether you believe the article, which states:

      “But it’s not drug deals or turf wars that drives most of the shootings.

      “Instead, the violence often starts with what seems to outsiders like trivial stuff — ‘a fight over a girlfriend, a couple of words, a dispute over a dice game,’ said Vaughn Crandall, a senior strategist at the California Partnership for Safe Communities, which did the homicide analysis for Oakland.

      “Somebody gets shot. These are men who do not trust the police to keep them safe, so ‘they take matters into their own hands,’ he said. It’s long-running feuds, Crandall said, that drive most murders in Oakland.

      “Men involved in these conflicts may want a safer life, but it’s hard for them to put their guns down. ‘The challenge is that there is no graceful way to bow out of the game,’ said Reygan Harmon, the director of Oakland Police Department’s violence reduction program.”

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      “Rule No. 1 – To solve a problem, you first have to define the problem …”

      Rule No. 1 – To solve a problem, you first have to recognize and admit what the problem is.

      There. Fixed it for you.

      For blacks in America, the “problem” is that race shouldn’t matter, but the “solution” is to behave as if race is the only thing that matters. This is known as “hypocrisy” in those who understand what they are doing, and “stupidity” in those who don’t.

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      Two blogs I read regularly dealing with the topic are as follows:

      http://stuffblackpeopledontlik…

      http://www.jameslafond.com/

      James LaFond is mordantly funny and an acute observer of the situation. At the right side, he lists the topics under categories – the Harm City and the Blog are the two most relevant but his Modern Combat category is worth a browse.

      From reading these blogs, the BIG 800 pond gorilla in the room is the refusal of the black community to take responsibly for their own behaviour and their automatic defence of black criminals. The mainstream media and politicians support their viewpoint and the “more of the same” approach that has lead to the situation is demanded (and delivered). More money, more welfare, more police backing off etc.

      Rule No. 1 – To solve a problem, you first have to define the problem …

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    “… including Ceasefire… [w]hat they need — and often struggle to get — is political support and a bit of money.” This unbelievable crock of fantasy monkey shit destroys any chance this article had of credibility with me. The state of Illinois, specifically comically incompetent governor Pat Quinn, gave the Chicago branch of these thieves over A MILLION dollars to do something about the shooting in Chicago. What did they do with it? Well, nobody knows, because there was no accounting made. No demand for results. No accountability for the money. It just vanished. And there hasn’t been a bit of difference made in the shooting in Chiraq.

      
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      “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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      “What they were proposing to us was very limited and was not going to help the inner city.”

      Why would the Democrats want to do that? The violence is the excuse they need to reduce us all to total helplessness in the face of their tyrannical ambitions.

      Put another way, their goal is not to fix the problem, it’s to destroy freedom. The problem of inner city violence is not actually a problem to these ideologues, it’s a tool, an opportunity, an excuse to “take advantage of” so they can take guns from free men. If they actually fixed the problem it would destroy their ability to achieve their true objectives.

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    Political Will, my friends, is what worked so hard for decades to create the problem. The War on Drugs, the Great Society, all the Community Organizing to keep people pissed off, hopeless, divided, feeling like victims and voting Democrat; these things are the fruits of Political Will. Surely you don’t expect Political Will to drop everything it’s worked so hard for generations to accomplish and suddenly work in the opposite direction.

    So just who is this Political Will person whom you all seem to believe has absolute power to solve problems? I tell you he’s a trouble-maker and good for nothing. Political Will seeks power, money and influence for the purpose of keeping people from solving their own problems, and now you expect him to solve the problems he created? This crisis, it seems, is not going to waste for it is leading to calls for more government action. Perfect success!

    Who was it who became famous for saying “the mindset that created a problem is not the one that’s going to solve it” or something to that effect?

    And so I am given to wonder whether we are all insane.

    Maybe we need to be asking ourselves what we are doing to solve these problems, rather than childishly tugging on the coattails of those who helped cause them.

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Three-Fifths Of An Idea

by Walter Williams  (Human Events)

Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation’s founders. Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking what do I think of their wisdom declaring blacks “three-fifths of a human.” It’s difficult to tell whether such a question is prompted by ignorance or is the fruit of an ongoing agenda to undermine American greatness. Let’s examine some facts about our founders and slavery.

At the time of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, slaves were 40 percent of the population of southern colonies. Apportionment in the House of Representatives and the number of electoral votes each state would have in presidential elections would be based upon population. Southern colonies wanted slaves to be counted as one person. Northern delegates to the convention, and those opposed to slavery, wanted to count only free persons of each state for the purposes of apportionment in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College. The compromise reached was that each slave would be counted as only three-fifths of a person.

If the convention delegates had not reached this compromise, the Constitution would have not been ratified and there would not have been a Union. My questions to those who criticize the three-fifths clause are twofold. Would it have been preferable for the southern states to be able to count slaves as whole persons, thereby giving southern states more political power? Would blacks have been better off without constitutional ratification and a Union made possible by the three-fifths compromise? In other words, would blacks have been better off with northern states having gone their way and southern states having gone theirs and, as a consequence, no U.S. Constitution and no Union? Abolitionist Frederick Douglass understood the compromise, saying that the three-fifths clause was “a downright disability laid upon the slaveholding states” that deprived them of “two-fifths of their natural basis of representation.”

Patrick Henry expressed the reality of the three-fifths compromise, saying, “As much as I deplore slavery, I see that prudence forbids its abolition.” With union, Congress at least had the power to abolish slave trade in 1808. According to delegate James Wilson, many believed the anti-slave-trade clause laid “the foundation for banishing slavery out of this country.”

Many founders openly condemned slavery. George Washington said, “There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of it.” John Adams: “Every measure of prudence … ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. … I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in … abhorrence.” James Madison: “We have seen the mere distinction of color made in the most enlightened period of time, a ground of the most oppressive dominion ever exercised by man over man.” Benjamin Franklin: “Slavery is … an atrocious debasement of human nature.” Franklin, after visiting a black school, said, “I … have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained.” Alexander Hamilton’s judgment was the same: “Their natural faculties are probably as good as ours.” John Jay wrote: “It is much to be wished that slavery may be abolished. The honour of the States, as well as justice and humanity, in my opinion, loudly call upon them to emancipate these unhappy people. To contend for our own liberty, and to deny that blessing to others, involves an inconsistency not to be excused.”

Completely ignored in most discussions of slavery is the fact that slavery was mankind’s standard fare throughout history. Centuries before blacks were enslaved Europeans were enslaved. The word slavery comes from Slavs, referring to the Slavic people, who were early slaves. What distinguishes the West, namely Britain and the U.S., from other nations are the extraordinary measures they took to abolish slavery.

The Founders knew without the South’s vote, they wouldn’t survive as a Republic.  And in their genius put this together.

And now, they are being beaten-up for having done so, by people who don’t know history.

Or people who do…

Because forcing that political view is in the anti-constitutional, anti-Republic agenda.

Believe it.

What’s In A Name?

Billy Shakespeare said that.

I’d a recent experience, wherein I left a blog post comment @ one of my blogfriend’s™ blogs.  A few minutes later, it occurred to me that I’d addressed him by someone else’s name!

And there was no method in his blogging software by which I could make a correction.

(I did go back and make a second comment, apologizing.)

This reminded me of a year-or-so ago, when a kind soul sent me a few dollars on my sidebar Paypal link.  (hint, hint).  It was late, I was preparing to retire, and had taken my evening meds.  (HALF of the medication I am prescribed has possible side effects of memory loss!)

And I thanked him profusely, using a wrong name!

Then, I sent him another email, apologizing.  Hopefully, I got it right the second time(?)  I’ve not heard from him ever again.

Sigh.

At least, in the few significant personal relationships I’ve had in my lifetime with the opposite sex, I’ve not uttered another woman’s name whilst in flagrante delicto!

I don’t think?  I wasn’t on this kind of medication, then…

I don’t know…

100 Skills Every Man Should Know

(from one of my favorite sites for such things Art of Manliness!)

manliness

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Everything from tying a tie and shining shoes, to surviving a bear attack!

What every man should know (women, as well!)

(mustache wax not included)

How Things Work

Some time ago, I did a blog post entitled How It REALLY Works.

This is not it.


      How the Big Bird suit worked                 

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How ice cream cones are made
 
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How a beanstalk grows
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How Wi-Fi is distributed inside an apartment
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How camouflage gets on a helmet
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How Michael Jackson was able to defy gravity
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What dogs do when they drink water
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How coins get sorted inside a machine
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The way braces change your teeth
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How a trumpet makes that beautiful music
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The way pretzels are tied en masse
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How peanut butter jars are filled full of creamy goodness
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What happens when you put a key in a lock
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How all that stuff gets into a Pop-Tart
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What it looks like when you swallow
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How hay bales get wrapped
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How water affects light
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How wire turns into paper clips
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The life of a dandelion
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How flight patterns change throughout the day
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And how terrifying the human face is when it’s forming in the womb
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h/t Doc in Yuma

"Round up the usual suspects."

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