Civilization Fail

Where have all the Xhosa gone? Long time passing….Where have all the Xhosa gone? Long time ago….

From the Hawaii Reporter comes this 19th Century cautionary tale.

Is it possible for an entire civilization to go completely, utterly insane? Maybe so.

Bizarre Tale Excerpt:

Death of a Civilization
By David Deming, 5/28/2009 11:07:08 AM

In April of 1856, a fifteen-year-old girl named Nongqawuse heard a voice telling her that the Xhosa must kill all their cattle, stop cultivating their fields, and destroy their stores of grain and food.

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When I Was A Kid…….

Lew Rockwell.Com points us all to a terrific column by Paul Craig Roberts about his childhood and the 2nd Amendment.

While from a slightly different generation, many of his memories ring true with me.

There was ALWAYS a shotgun in the hall closet in a house full of six siblings and all the neighborhood children who were loose to engage in whatever activity of the day attracted them to our neck of the woods (which would include the occasional Eddie Haskell type).

To the best of my memory there was not a single incident of any kind with that fearsome weapon of mass destruction.

How in the world have those times come to these times?

Delightful Excerpt:

How Things Change Out From Under Us
by Paul Craig Roberts

When I was a kid there were no age limits to the Second Amendment. We all had firearms before we reached puberty. Anyone with the money could purchase a .22 caliber rifle at the local hardware store. If you were too young to see over the counter, the proprietor might call your parents to get an OK. You could purchase .22 caliber ammunition and shotgun shells at most any gas station.

None of us ever shot anyone or any farmer’s cow or mule. There were no gun accidents among my armed companions.

My grandmother never batted an eye when I walked out of her farmhouse with my grandfather’s shotgun. Guns were just a routine item. We all learned gun safety from the Boy Scouts. My grandmother only became concerned for my safety when I became the proud owner of a spirited horse.

If the attitudes that exist today had been around when I was coming along, my entire generation would be felons. I had my first altercation at the age of three. Bullies were ever present. A kid had to steel himself against them. At six years of age I learned that, Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers bravado notwithstanding, an older and stronger kid was just that.

Link to the complete article:

Paul Craig Roberts Website CLICK HERE

How Things Change Out From Under Us

FDIC Fail-Read This Now!


Do You Believe This Lady?

Your money is not your money until the Dumb Masses in some Bureaucracy say it is your money.

Since Bureaucrats are all almost without exception Public School Graduates who can not add, read or write they do not care about you or your money.

If you are like most Americans, your daily existence depends on a complicated logistical supply train supported by a management concept known as “just in time inventory”.

Translated,this means any hiccups in the delivery system and your supplies of food, gas, electricity and various assorted goods and services-medical, financial, et.al can be fatally disrupted within a time frame as short as four days to two weeks.

Here is an excerpt from Denninger’s Market Ticker Analysis of Susie Orman’s FDIC Propaganda:

The FDIC lost most of its $50 billion original stake due to mismanagement, refusal to close troubled institutions, and according to the Office of The Inspector General:

May 21 (Bloomberg) — The Office of Thrift Supervision authorized “inappropriate” backdating of capital by six institutions, including IndyMac Bancorp Inc., that led to “misleading financial reporting,” the U.S. Treasury inspector general said in a report.

The FDIC insures 4.8 trillion dollars in deposits in US banks and thrifts, and yet they have 0.27% – more than two-thirds less than they had a bit more than a year ago – in money to “cover” those deposits.

And finally, it is almost certainly true that should Congress have to print up literally any amount of money, irrespective of whether that printing of raw money drives oil to $300 a barrel, gasoline to $10 a gallon, and bread to $20 a loaf, in order to prevent the FDIC from being able to pay you with (perhaps worthless) dollars, they will – because they understand full well that the alternative could quite easily be that you reach for a pitchfork – or worse.

Read all the gory details here:

Do You Believe This Lady?

New Release Now Available: No Guns For Negros

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership has released their latest blockbuster documentary: No Guns For Negros, a long overdue analysis of the connection between Jim Crowe Laws and the American Gun Control movement.

David Codrea has a comprehensive review in his Examiner.com column.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Most people are unaware of the brave stand taken by groups like the Deacons for Defense during the Civil Rights struggles of the 20th Century.

Without a sense of history, and without a clear understanding of the motivations employed today to ensure continued and expanded citizen disarmament, most do not have perspective to challenge deception-based assumptions, ones that purposely omit any reference to the implications for freedom that guns in moral private hands represent.

Ralph W. Conner, Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)-Chicago, and Donna Major, Boston Field Coordinator for Second Amendment Sisters, are our guides through this 20-minute video. I urge you to stop what you’re doing, right now, and go watch it.

The Complete Link:

Gun Rights Examiner JPFO’s ‘No Guns for Negroes’ exposes racism of ‘gun control’

Real Gunfights: Why Hunting Is Important -Tueller Drill

Here is an example of a real life Tueller Drill filmed while on an otherwise ordinary hunt.

Quick show of hands- has your tactical trainer shown you his hostile-encounter-of-a-real-life-kind video?

Or does he spend your training dollar regurgitating the received wisdom of other tactical trainers who have also rarely fired a shot under real life stress?

Training has a place in the universe of possibilities but it should be matched with an equal dose of real experience.

Hunting: not just recreational activity, it is preparation for the real world.

Real Gunfights: Why Hunting Is Important

Call me topsy turvey, but if people want to learn about the use of firearms or weapons under stress they need to get out and hunt once in a while.

Most of the sensations described by tactical trainers are well known to those who take to the field to hunt wild game.

They cover the gamut from the frequently described “buck” fever to ordinary equipment snafus which occur with incredible frequency even after months of training, preparation and careful selection of hardware for woods or mountain use.

All the paper target tactical trainers in the world can not prepare you for a real gunfight as well as a wild boar hunt with gun, knife or bow. Either do it right the first time or take a trip to the hospital.

Here are two articles that cover the verities of real gunfights. If you are a hunter see if you do not recognize all or most of the elements in the examples they offer.

Take the time to read these articles through to the end.

Tantalizing Excerpt Number 1:

What Really Happens In A Gunfight?
The conclusions from twenty-five years of lethal force investigation.
By Dave Spaulding

I said, “I was glad to see after the initial exchange that you moved behind the engine block of your cruiser to take cover.”

His response to this was surprising, “I didn’t take cover, I fell down and it was the scariest part of the whole situation. Here I was in the middle of a gunfight and I was flat on my back. I was terrified that I was going to get shot in the butt. I felt so helpless.

Complete Link:

handgunsmag.com/tactics_training/what_happens_gunfight/

Tantalizing Excerpt Number 2:

There I was, with a snubbie .357, a five-cell Maglight and a Handi-Talkie, and me only having two hands. About the fourth time I tried to answer the Sheriff’s: “Have you got him yet!?” while trying to cover a suspicious patch of darkness and juggle the Mag-Lite, I stopped in the feeble light of the moon shining down through a hole in the ceiling.

I’m busily trying to figure out which I needed more: the Mag-lite or the Handi-talkie, when the SOB jumps me. I’m here to tell you, folks, things went rodeo from there. He lunged out of a shadow, trying to grab for my throat, and me–reacting totally instinctively–I whack him a good one across the forehead with the Maglight.

Bulb, batteries and assorted electronic parts arc gracefully into the darkness. Critter takes one step back and jumps at me again.

Things are not looking good in Dogville.

I’ve got the snubbie back with my right hand, trying to keep it away from this goblin, and I’m trying to stiff-arm him away with my left when I step onto what was later found to be a D-cell battery from my Maglight.

Down I go. And the alleged axe-murderer lands on top of me. Hoo boy.The gloves really come off then. We roll on the cold cement, I’m hitting him in the head with the butt of my revolver, elbow smashes to the jaw and brachial plexus, knee strikes–the whole enchilada. And he keeps grabbing at my throat.

thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2008/12/classic-lawdog-file.html

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper

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This is everywhere on the Internet, in Emails and Blogs, so in case you have not seen it now it is here.

Keep your powder dry.

As Scotty frequently said to Captain Kirk: “CapIN, I canna hold her together much longer, she’s agonna blow!”

Tantalizing Excerpt:

American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper
Stanislav Mishin

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/107459-1/

Banana Gun Robbery

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As Maxwell Smart used to say to Agent 99: “Ah yes, the old banana gun trick!”

Tantalizing Excerpt:

It’s a jungle out there – would-be robber slips up
Two subdue him, but he disposes of evidence

By Dan Galindo | Journal Reporter

Published: May 16, 2009

If he had thought about it, Bobby Ray Mabe probably wouldn’t have attacked the man trying to rob his store early Thursday.

But when a man holding something under his shirt asked for a Mountain Dew, then demanded money, Mabe and a patron grabbed the man.

“If he had had a gun he would’ve shot me,” Mabe said yesterday. “But he had a banana.”

Link to complete story:

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/may/16/its-a-jungle-out-there-would-be-robber-slips-up/

AARP-Another Gungrabber Dot Org

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In case there was any doubt, AARP does in fact regurgitate Sarah Brady Gun Control Talking Points on their website.

05/12/11 Updated working link http://symptomchecker.aarp.org/galecontent/gun-control

Author and source information for new 05/12/11 link:

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kellermann, A. L.; Rivara, F. P.; Somes, G.; Reay; D. T.; Francisco, J.; Banton, G.; Prodzinski, J.; Fligner, C.; and Hackman, B. B. (1992). “Suicide in the Home in Relation to Gun Ownership.” New England Journal of Medicine 327(7).

Villaveces, A.; Cummings, P.; Espitia, V. E.; Koepsell, T. D.; McKnight, B.; and Kellermann, A. L. (2000). “Effect of a Ban on Carrying Firearms on Homicide Rates in 2 Colombian Cities.” Journal of the American Medical Association 283(9).

Wintermute, G. J.; Teret, S. P.; Kraus, J. F.; Wright, M. A.; and Bradfield, G. (1987). “When Children Shoot Children.” Journal of American Medical Association 257(22).

Zimring, F. E. (1991). “Firearms, Violence and Public Policy.” Scientific American (November).

Content licensed from:

Author Info: PAMELA HARTIGAN, ELAINE LAMMAS, The Gale Group Inc., Macmillan Reference USA, New York, Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2002
This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the care and information received from your healthcare provider. Please consult a healthcare professional with any health concerns you may have.

Two Tantalizing Gems (from previous website pages now removed):

proper storage
Firearms should always be stored unloaded and separate from ammunition. The firearm and ammunition should both be locked away and out of reach of children.

check with neighbors
Even if your own home is free of firearms, your child may visit another home where firearms are kept. Always check with neighbors, friends, and relatives to make sure they safely store their firearms, out of reach of children.

Complete Link:

http://symptomchecker.aarp.org/sw/gsa-firearm-safety

Update: Here is a screenshot of the AARP Position on “Gun Control”

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The Sickening Text Excerpt:

But to make the nation safer, we must do what we can to keep guns out of hands of children and criminals. AARP supported the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which went into law in 1994 with bi-partisan support, but was allowed to expire this year.

AARP supports measures to eliminate firearm possession by juveniles, convicted domestic abusers and those under domestic violence restraining orders.

And the link:
http://www.aarp.org/aarp/presscenter/pressrelease/articles/oreilly.html

AARP: a one stop shop for politically correct gungrabbing-by any means necessary!

North Carolina Anti-Semitic Bigotry To Continue

One of my few commentaries on this blog dealt with this exact topic, obviously to little avail:

http://johnjacobh.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/anti-semitic-bigotry-alive-and-well-in-north-carolina-a-johnjacobh-commentary/

Anyway, news from North Carolina today suggests echos of Jim Crowe and the KKK will continue unabated. The Senate Panel’s Chairman obviously heard no COGENT opposition.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

North Carolina’s 140-year-old ban on hunting with guns on Sundays appears safe for another year or two.

A Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday debated repealing the Sunday hunting ban, which the panel’s chairman sidelined after hearing opposition.

Link:

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/story/1526501.html