I am the extremist your Government warned you about....
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I'm not wantin' to start suggesting that a few (unwilling) people died for a cause or anything....
And yet, one must break a few eggs to make an omelette and all that.....
But have you noticed that ever since the push for Gun Control failed a few years back, there hasn't been any atrocities committed on the National Media by white guys with firearms?
No schools shot up with those terrible mind infecting Black Rifles, nor high capacity magazine "things that go up", nor 30 round pistol "clips" in those terrible GLOCKSs or anything?
Maybe it has been happening, and we just haven't been informed by the media?
Or did all those kids in Connecticut and all those folks in the movie theater in Colorado die and get shot and permanently injured by those whacked out kids on psychotropic drugs for no real good reason. Does Gabby Gifford have a permanent brain injury for nothing....?
Were all those folks just (wasted) sacrifices?
'Cause in case you haven't noticed, there haven't been any big splashy ones since the Left gave up trying to take yer guns away.
(But I bet had Hillary been elected there would have been at least two incidents by now....Just to set the stage ....)
I'm growing ever more unhappy with Trump. He SHOULD go to a Shutdown if that is what it takes to get his budget.....Wall, and Obamacare and all the other promises he made.
We elected him on those promises, after all. He doesn't appear to have the spine to even really try.
Apparently he's gonna approve a bailout of Puerto Rico as well, in order to prevent a standoff with Democrats and a budget shutdown. I'd like to see that standoff...there is a point wherin one has to take a stand...
He is, I think, getting bad advice from Reince Priebus.....The leader of the previous GOP, who couldn't stop anything the Light Bringer did...that party of accommodation.
Why don't they take some of their bloated salaries and the profits they make off of the decisions they do at the UN and subsidize those folks they want to protect?
(Of course, they could do a lot with that money in other parts of the world also....)
And we need to make one thing clear to the UN.
They don't get a say in the laws or operation of the Government of the US. .
If they don't like that, and cannot understand that, and can't keep their fingers off of our pie, they are welcome to take their headquarters somewhere else and they can do without our contributions to the UN. (They'd lose better than 20% of their income).
Were I Trump, I'd tell em to take a flying fuck at a rolling donut.
I have found that those surplus blue helmets can be penetrated by a .308 NATO round at a bit over 450 yards. (YMMV).
See, it isn't the fact that so many have Trump Derangement Syndrome, it is the fact that Trump is just so terrible..
It isn't the fact that so many can't be objective in their assessment of Trump's actions (Nor could they be objective in their assessment of the actions of The Light Bringer Barry Soetoro (See also, a Nobel Prize for....doing nothing)....It is on fact the terrible things Trump might someday do when he gets a chance.....
Or something like that.
It isn't the fact that, while conservatives feared Barry Soetoro's wish to "Fundamentally Change America", we all sat there and waited for him to make the attempt and then fought him every step of the way, rather than gnashing our teeth and crying and having to take our anxiety meds and have Drum Circles and Two Minute Hates Support Groups and such.....We dealt with things as they came, in a logical and realistic manner rather than stress out over our imagined fears that we projected onto a powerful leader not of our philosophy.
It's not because their revered Obama didn't have gaffes and miscues and mistakes in his first few months in office (and later).....
Because when we decide MLK was not who you feel he was, when we decide he becomes irrelevant, when we choose to claim he was racist, or this deeds were hate speech, as this originated at...because some asshole wearing a Black Power patch on his jacket kills a white man, or wearing a Malcom X "X" shoots and kills a bunch of white folks...
You gonna dare to stop us from removing a statue or a bust of MLK?
'Cause so far, people have been decent and let you get away with trashing their memorials to their heritage. You claim "racist" but those folks were all a hundred or more years ago.
What you mean is that you want to show how much power you have, as black people.
Symbols mean things to people. Just as you claim that that civil war memorial is "racist" and you revere the Statue of Martin Luther King......so does that "Confederate" statue stand for the heritage of the families that built the south.
No, it wasn't on the backs of the blacks despite what your current version of history might represent....
Learn the truth, deal with the fact that those memorials are there and shut up and find a black person who will do something important enough to be memorialized and then pay for a statue or memorial for that person.....
'Cause otherwise, someone is gonna start finding ways to denigrate MLK and we will begin finding excuse (like every black on white crime) to rename his streets and parks and then eventually pull down his statues (most of which were paid for by whites as taxpayers).
These are quotes from 1970 Earth Day "scientists".
Where are they now? What have they got to say for themselves? I've lived here on this Earth the entire time...since before there was an Earth Day. I haven't seen these terrible results happen.....
"The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." — Kenneth Watt
"Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
"By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won't be any more crude oil. You'll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill 'er up, buddy,' and he'll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn't any.'" — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
"It is already too late to avoid mass starvation," — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
"In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." — Life magazine
These folks made a fair amount of money during their career.... Is anyone asking for a refund?
I'd love to see Scientific American, or Nature, or National Geographic interview these folks if they are still alive....see what they have to say about their dire predictions.
'Cause we have more oil, less pollution, no "Glowbal Cooling" (Now we have passed to "Glowbal Warmering", and since that didn't pan out either, it is now "Climate Change")... More food (where the governments haven't failed their citizens and caused shortages) and better overall living conditions for nearly everyone in the world since 1970.
Begin their elections today (Don't fully understand their method, but it apparently takes some time).
And reports are that the "Far Right" is expected to do well...
The current bunch welcomed a bunch of Muslims with no vetting at all into the country.
And like in any group of people, there were good ones and bad ones.
You never hear about the good ones, of course. They just quietly go about their lives. Most refugees are decent...
But the bad ones take a terrible toll. And yes, there are a bunch of bad ones in the "Refugees" that are making their way throughout western Europe.....welcomed by (among others) the French government. And the French are noticing that their crime rate is climbing, and it is nearly all Muslims doing it.
And people are surprised that LePen and others are gonna do well?
242 years ago show WHY we need a second amendment.
Men, free citizens with firearms and other weapons EQUAL to those of the "authorities", were able to fight back and to make sure that their voices were heard and that they were able to determine their destiny.
Things are the same today..... If that were the choice chosen.
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed citizen is, of course, a serf.
That the FBI proved that they were no longer the premiere law enforcement agency, but merely a puppet of the Clinton administration.
They attacked the compound (or what was left of it) with teargas at approximately 6 AM.
This led to a significant fire about 11:30, which killed 80 adults and 22 children.
To be fair, the FBI was handed a really rotten job, cleaning up after the mess that the ATF had made earlier in the year.
But the FBI, in an attempt to make a statement, in an operation cobbled together by Street agents with no knowledge of how to assault such a compound, really screwed the pooch, leading to the fire and subsequent deaths.
Remember them. The died at the hands of your benevolent government for the simple fact of wanting to live away from others, in the manner they wished, and worship as they wish. And the ATF, in an attempt to gain funding, caused such a debacle that the Government couldn't back down until the victims were dead.
Remember also that not ONE of the agents....Not ONE, refused their orders, even knowing that the service they worked for was in the wrong.
And remember that we, as a nation, stood by and watched it happen.
In all Revolutions, really in all conflicts, there is a spark, a beginning. Thus is the story of the American Revolution. The tinder was there, the unhappiness with the Rule of the King had led to pressures and the ground was dry and ready for a conflagration to spark.....
The Colonists chose to say "NO!" 242 years ago today.
They chose to stand and fight the legally appointed soldiers of the King of England, carrying out legal orders.
They chose to refuse to be disarmed.
Today, 242 years ago, warned by Paul Revere and William Dawes that "the British are coming!", they chose to stand and fight. To say "NO!"....To do battle with seasoned soldiers in order to keep their way of life and to have their freedom from a King who gave them no representation and who ruled from thousands of miles away.
They chose to keep their guns, and to keep their ammo, in order that they would have a say in what their future would be, rather than be a disarmed serf to be ordered at the whim of the King's men.
'Twas on Lexington Green that early in the morning Captain Parker is said to have ordered his men: "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.".
Whatever the legend, we do know that several colonist men were shot, and 8 men killed in the exchange of gunfire and the subsequent rush with bayonets.
The bloodshed was to be repaid later that afternoon.
The British marched to Concord, searched the town for arms and powder and shot, finding none, but did find cannon secreted in several places. These cannon were disabled.
The British were foolish enough to fire a shot, beginning the battle of Concord.
The British, after the first skirmish, assembled and took their time before marching back to Lexington on their way to Boston.
The Militia took advantage of the terrain and their familiarity with it, and began sniping and ambushing the column of British Regulars:
"Chasing the red-coats down the lane / Then crossing the fields to emerge again / Under the trees at the turn of the road, / And only pausing to fire and load."
In Lexington, the British were met with reinforcements, nearly doubling their number.
They rested their men, and began the long march back to Boston.
The Militia, whose numbers grew throughout the day, would stop, shoot, mount their horses, dash ahead, and repeat their depredations of the British. The closer to Boston they got, the more the British suffered at the hands of the growing numbers of Militia. Menotomy and Cambridge were particularly bloody for the British.
The Revolutionary war had begun in earnest.
Remember those men. They, with their blood, and sweat, and their bravery made the country you have today possible.
There were, actually TWO men giving the warning (and later, a third), although William Dawes got screwed and wasn't mentioned in Wadsworth's poem. Both took to horse and rode to Lexington via different routes to warn the colonists along the way as well as the residents of Lexington that the British Regulars, under orders of General Gage were to march on Concord that evening and confiscate the powder and shot cached there as well as any weapons they could find. (without weapons, the colonists could not effectively fight back!)
Revere risked arrest by crossing the river (in a rowboat) at a time when it was against the rules to do so. He did so anyway risking arrest and imprisonment and waited for the signal from the North Church. One lantern if the British were to travel via land two Lanterns if they were going to travel by sea....
Across the river, Revere (and Dawes) saw two lanterns, and took to horse to warn the colonists. They warned everyone along the way, and Dawes met him in Lexington where they warned Adams and Hancock.. They continued in their travels (accompanied by Samuel Prescott) in an attempt to alert the folks at Concord, but ran into a British Patrol. Prescott got away, Dawes and Revere were detained. Prescott continued to Concord to warn the colonists there.
All in all, the warning carried by Dawes and Revere (and then Prescott) may well have made the difference between there being a successful American Revolution and the leaders of the Revolution being arrested and the colonists weapons and powder and shot with which to fight being confiscated.
Paul Revere, William Dawes (and Sam Prescott) were heroes who realistically saved the Revolution.
Revere got credited by Wadsworth. The others got an honorable mention in the history books. Their warning led to a victory at Lexington and then at the Colonist were prepared for the British.
Then, as now, timely intelligence on the enemy is vital for planning.
Remember those men, and the others you will read about tomorrow. Without them, we might not have the republic we have today.
I dunno. I mean, "Victim Disarmament Zone". I tend to avoid those. I have known 3 Secret Service Agents in my life. One I respect greatly (talking about you, Lee). The other two were Polish and Irish Drunks, with the IQ of a bar piano in a whorehouse.....and that might be insulting the piano.
(In case you didn't get it, I don't trust the SS very much.....Certainly not with MY personal security) ...plus there is the To and From the event where I would be disarmed....in Atlanta.
One would think, in a post 9-11 world, that the attacking officers would be beaten by passengers. One wonders why this did not occur.
I see several things:
1. The officer doing the beating should be sued...no "professional immunity".
2. The officers that were with him, who stood by and did nothing, should be fired for failing to stop a crime in progress....specifically battery and/or assault.
3. Once I am issued a boarding pass and seated. That is my seat. You can deny me a boarding pass and therefore a seat, and rebook me on another flight...but once I am seated, the contract (ticket) is in force. (yeah I know, Obeying the "legal orders of a flight crew"...but that is valid only once the airplane has left the terminal, so not valid here) United owes this guy BIG compensation for their actions. If not forthcoming voluntarily, then through the court system.
But, again, why did the passengers allow some guy with a badge to beat a man unconscious for refusing to vacate a seat he had paid for and been assigned? Why was the man with a badge not stopped...with force, if necessary? There were plenty of passengers who could have, at least, blocked the aisles and called for State police or other law enforcement.