Monday, December 31, 2007

Hundreds Of Ignorant People VS War

The hundreds of individuals who undersigned the "Sisters Witness Against War": advertisement (In the January 6, 2008 issue of the National Catholic Register) seem intent on publicly proclaiming their ignorance as to the teachings of our Church as specially regards killing and war.

1. The Fifth Commandment is properly translated as, "Thou shall not murder" (Emphasis added), using a very different Hebrew word than that/those used for other forms of killing.
2. St. John the Baptist did not instruct the soldiers who approached him to give up their killing trade; But, only to NOT practice extortion.
3. Jesus the Christ noted the great faith of the Centurion, without condemning his deadly profession.
4. Later, that great "Doctor Of The Church", St. Bernard of Clairvaux,
noted (In his De Laude Novae Militae) that it was sometimes necessary to strike deadly blows for Christ (And His People) against their foes--At that time and in these times the followers of the false prophet Mohammed (Or the secular equivalents as Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao and those other agents of the Evil One).
5. Without acts-of-war those ignorant signers would have ended up in Muslim harems or as "comfort women" for the Imperial Japanese Army or sent up the smoke stacks of Nazi death camps.
6. Evil continues to exist in this world and it is up to right thinking and right acting AND armed persons (As individuals or such armies as now combat Islamic terrorists in the same spirit as the Crusaders praised by St. Bernard) to combat it as a duty to God and His People.
7. To paraphrase: Such advertisements as that noted above subtract from the sum-total of human knowledge.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Liberals Can't Stand Democracy

Professor (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) Bill McConkey has filed suit challenging the Amendment to our State's Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one women AND prohibiting like recognition of other, man-man and women-women (And I assume beastiality and other perversions), relationships. As other "left wing" professors (Over represented on the faculties of public universities) Professor McConkey appears to be dead-set against democracy, preferring the views of tame-and-tyrannical judges to support the "Dictatorship Of The Secular Humanists".

I cannot but wonder if Professor McConkey inflicts this anti-democracy thinking on his students!

It will be very interesting to see our our judges, especially candidates for the 2008 Supreme Court election, deal with this issue---If, and only if, they have the courage to do so.

It will also be interesting to see if our do-little Attorney General makes an aggressive defense of the People AND asks the Courts to assess Professor McConkey the costs and State's attorney's fees in this matter.

This case is, of course, reflects the "liberal" and anti-democracy decisions of Governor Jim Doyle and our Supreme Court to misread and subvert the will of the People in enacting Section-I, Article-25 of Wisconsin's Constitution as provided for the right of the People to "keep and bear arms" (Emphasis added).

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Time To Kill

My parish bulletin (Of this weekend), under the header "Appropriate Thoughts As We Begin The New Year", was provided Ecclesiastes (3:1-8); But, the Pastor or Parish Clerk forgot to include Verse-3, "... a time to kill and a time to heal...".

The fullness of presenting God's words are better understood in context and in their unedited version.

When then is the allowable "time to kill"? Natural Law allows humans to use deadly force to protect themselves from such criminal attacks as provide a clear-and-present danger of death or great bodily harm---A provision reflected in our civil law. It appears that Natural Law both allows and requires us to use such force in like circumstances, to protect our families, neighbors, fellow citizens and all innocent victims.

It should be remembered that John the Baptist did NOT instruct the soldiers who approached him to give up their profession; But, to perform their duties justly and without extortion. Jesus the Christ most strongly noted the Faith of the Centurion, without condemning his killing trade. Of course, St. Paul supported the State's use of the so deadly sword to execute justice.

Latter on, the great "Doctor Of The Church", St. Bernard of Clairvaux (ie In his De Laude Novae Militae) notes that it is not only allowed, but commanded, to strike deadly blows for Christ (And for the protection of His People) against the enemies of that day, the followers of the false prophet Mohammed (Many millions of whom are today like and deadly enemies of Jesus and his People).

Such editing of the Word of God is a violation of Truth and teaches incomplete and, therefore, false lessons to the People. Providing my fellow parishioners with such misleading teachings should be corrected in our next bulletin---Perhaps with a complete list of the allowable times including, "...a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace".

The People of God should know their rights and duties under His law, performing the right acts, for the right reasons, at the right times.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Why Was Bhutto Murdered?

Why was Benazir Bhutto murdered? No doubt there will be many interesting, convoluted, learned and like proposed answers based on the politics of Pakistan, international tensions in the Middle East and like secular formats --And they will all be wrong!

Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, had no need to dispose of Ms. Bhutto as he has shown himself quite capable of using much more subtle methods to impose his will on his nation. In fact, the only forces which have previously threatened her and attempted to kill her were those groups, such as Al Qaeda, which support the basic teachings of Islam as to earthly governments.

The teachings of the Koran, Hadith (The collected sayings of Mohammed) and Islam's laws (Sharia) all are opposed to democracy as they maintain that only Allah's rule and laws are allowable: As interpreted by whichever Mullahs or Caliphs or other like persons acquire the power to impose-and-inflict those teachings on the world. This is the basis of all such attacks on persons supporting democracy in nations where Muslims form a majority or large-minority of the population! Any analysis, based on secular principles, will fail the tests of history and prediction.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas, Atheism & The Public Forum

A considerable part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's December 23, 2007 "Crossroads" (ie Editorial) section was devoted to comments and a debate on Christmas and the place of religion in the public forum, places and politics.

What was missed by the contributers is that Atheism is a religion, based on the theological premise "There is neither God nor gods", and (If I remember correctly) declared a religion by Wisconsin's Supreme Court. Therefore, governmental decisions removing the signs and statements of other religions from display in public places are acts establishing Atheism as the State Religion and a violation of the Constitution of the USA and that of most (If not all) parallel State constitutions.

If Atheists wish to compete with other religions, they should and must do so without unconstitutionally using the power of the State.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More "Non-Consensus" On Climate Change

The "open letter" below was signed, as noted, by real scientists and NOT member
of the "Global Warming Church" or its prophet, Al Bore.

National Post

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Don't fight, adapt

We should give up futile attempts to combat climate change

National Post Published: Thursday, December 13, 2007

Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Dec. 13, 2007

His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General, United Nations New York, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

Re: UN climate conference taking the World in entirely the wrong direction

It is not possible to stop climate change, a natural phenomenon that has affected humanity through the ages. Geological, archaeological, oral and written histories all attest to the dramatic challenges posed to past societies from unanticipated changes in temperature, precipitation, winds and other climatic variables. We therefore need to equip nations to become resilient to the full range of these natural phenomena by promoting economic growth and wealth generation.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued increasingly alarming conclusions about the climatic influences of human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-polluting gas that is essential to plant photosynthesis. While we understand the evidence that has led them to view CO2 emissions as harmful, the IPCC's conclusions are quite inadequate as justification for implementing policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions. On top of which, because attempts to cut emissions will slow development, the current UN approach of CO2 reduction is likely to increase human suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.

The IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers are the most widely read IPCC reports amongst politicians and non-scientists and are the basis for most climate change policy formulation. Yet these Summaries are prepared by a relatively small core writing team with the final drafts approved line-by-line by government representatives. The great majority of IPCC contributors and reviewers, and the tens of thousands of other scientists who are qualified to comment on these matters, are not involved in the preparation of these documents. The summaries therefore cannot properly be represented as a consensus view among experts.

Contrary to the impression left by the IPCC Summary reports: - Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability. - The average rate of warming of 0.1 to 0. 2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years. - Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today's computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.

In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is "settled," significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming. But because IPCC working groups were generally instructed (see wg1_timetable_2006-08-14.pdf) to consider work published only through May, 2005, these important findings are not included in their reports; i.e., the IPCC assessment reports are already materially outdated.

The UN climate conference in Bali has been planned to take the world along a path of severe CO2 restrictions, ignoring the lessons apparent from the failure of the Kyoto Protocol, the chaotic nature of the European CO2 trading market, and the ineffectiveness of other costly initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Balanced cost/benefit analyses provide no support for the introduction of global measures to cap and reduce energy consumption for the purpose of restricting CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it is irrational to apply the "precautionary principle" because many scientists recognize that both climatic coolings and warmings are realistic possibilities over the medium-term future.

The current UN focus on "fighting climate change," as illustrated in the Nov. 27 UN Development Programme's Human Development Report, is distracting governments from adapting to the threat of inevitable natural climate changes, whatever forms they may take. National and international planning for such changes is needed, with a focus on helping our most vulnerable citizens adapt to conditions that lie ahead. Attempts to prevent global climate change from occurring are ultimately futile, and constitute a tragic misallocation of resources that would be better spent on humanity's real and pressing problems.

Yours faithfully, [List of signatories below] Copy to: Heads of state of countries of the signatory persons.


Don Aitkin, PhD, Professor, social scientist, retired vice-chancellor and president, University of Canberra, Australia

William J.R. Alexander, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000

Bjarne Andresen, PhD, physicist, Professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Geoff L. Austin, PhD, FNZIP, FRSNZ, Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Timothy F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant, former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg

Ernst-Georg Beck, Dipl. Biol., Biologist, Merian-Schule Freiburg, Germany

Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, PhD, Reader, Dept. of Geography, Hull University, U.K.; Editor, Energy & Environment journal

Chris C. Borel, PhD, remote sensing scientist, U.S.

Reid A. Bryson, PhD, DSc, DEngr, UNE P. Global 500 Laureate; Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research; Emeritus Professor of Meteorology, of Geography, and of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin

Dan Carruthers, M.Sc., wildlife biology consultant specializing in animal ecology in Arctic and Subarctic regions, Alberta

R.M. Carter, PhD, Professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa

Richard S. Courtney, PhD, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC expert reviewer, U.K.

Willem de Lange, PhD, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of Science and Engineering, Waikato University, New Zealand

David Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Freeman J. Dyson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.

Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University

Lance Endersbee, Emeritus Professor, former dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monasy University, Australia

Hans Erren, Doctorandus, geophysicist and climate specialist, Sittard, The Netherlands

Robert H. Essenhigh, PhD, E.G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Christopher Essex, PhD, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Associate Director of the Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario

David Evans, PhD, mathematician, carbon accountant, computer and electrical engineer and head of 'Science Speak,' Australia

William Evans, PhD, editor, American Midland Naturalist; Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Stewart Franks, PhD, Professor, Hydroclimatologist, University of Newcastle, Australia

R. W. Gauldie, PhD, Research Professor, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean Earth Sciences and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Lee C. Gerhard, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas; former director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey

Gerhard Gerlich, Professor for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Institut fur Mathematische Physik der TU Braunschweig, Germany

Albrecht Glatzle, PhD, sc.agr., Agro-Biologist and Gerente ejecutivo, INTTAS, Paraguay

Fred Goldberg, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden Vincent Gray, PhD, expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of 'Climate Change 2001,Wellington, New Zealand

William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University and Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project

Howard Hayden, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut

Louis Hissink MSc, M.A.I.G., editor, AIG News, and consulting geologist, Perth, Western Australia

Craig D. Idso, PhD, Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Arizona

Sherwood B. Idso, PhD, President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, AZ, USA

Andrei Illarionov, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity; founder and director of the Institute of Economic Analysis

Zbigniew Jaworowski, PhD, physicist, Chairman -Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland

Jon Jenkins, PhD, MD, computer modelling -virology, NSW, Australia

Wibjorn Karlen, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Olavi Karner, Ph.D., Research Associate, Dept. of Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Toravere, Estonia

Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

David Kear, PhD, FRSNZ, CMG, geologist, former Director-General of NZ Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Zealand

Madhav Khandekar, PhD, former research scientist, Environment Canada; editor, Climate Research (2003-05); editorial board member, Natural Hazards; IPCC expert reviewer 2007

William Kininmonth M.Sc., M.Admin., former head of Australia's National Climate Centre and a consultant to the World Meteorological organization's Commission for Climatology

Jan J.H. Kop, MSc Ceng FICE (Civil Engineer Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers), Emeritus Prof. of Public Health Engineering, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. R.W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor, Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Salomon Kroonenberg, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Geotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Hans H.J. Labohm, PhD, economist, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations), The Netherlands

The Rt. Hon. Lord Lawson of Blaby, economist; Chairman of the Central Europe Trust; former Chancellor of the Exchequer, U.K.

Douglas Leahey, PhD, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary

David R. Legates, PhD, Director, Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware

Marcel Leroux, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Climatology, University of Lyon, France; former director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and Environment, CNRS

Bryan Leyland, International Climate Science Coalition, consultant and power engineer, Auckland, New Zealand William Lindqvist, PhD, independent consulting geologist, Calif.

Richard S. Lindzen, PhD, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A.J. Tom van Loon, PhD, Professor of Geology (Quaternary Geology), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; former President of the European Association of Science Editors

Anthony R. Lupo, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri-Columbia Richard Mackey, PhD, Statistician, Australia

Horst Malberg, PhD, Professor for Meteorology and Climatology, Institut fur Meteorologie, Berlin, Germany

John Maunder, PhD, Climatologist, former President of the Commission for Climatology of the World Meteorological Organization (89-97), New Zealand

Alister McFarquhar, PhD, international economy, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.

Ross McKitrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph

John McLean, PhD, climate data analyst, computer scientist, Australia

Owen McShane, PhD, economist, head of the International Climate Science Coalition; Director, Centre for Resource Management Studies, New Zealand

Fred Michel, PhD, Director, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Carleton University

Frank Milne, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Queen's University

Asmunn Moene, PhD, former head of the Forecasting Centre, Meteorological Institute, Norway

Alan Moran, PhD, Energy Economist, Director of the IPA's Deregulation Unit, Australia

Nils-Axel Morner, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lubos Motl, PhD, Physicist, former Harvard string theorist, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic John Nicol, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics, James Cook University, Australia

David Nowell, M.Sc., Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, former chairman of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa

James J. O'Brien, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University Cliff Ollier, PhD, Professor Emeritus (Geology), Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Garth W. Paltridge, PhD, atmospheric physicist, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia

R. Timothy Patterson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University

Al Pekarek, PhD, Associate Professor of Geology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept., St. Cloud State University, Minnesota

Ian Plimer, PhD, Professor of Geology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Brian Pratt, PhD, Professor of Geology, Sedimentology, University of Saskatchewan

Harry N.A. Priem, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Planetary Geology and Isotope Geophysics, Utrecht University; former director of the Netherlands Institute for Isotope Geosciences

Alex Robson, PhD, Economics, Australian National University

Colonel F.P.M. Rombouts, Branch Chief -Safety, Quality and Environment, Royal Netherland Air Force

R.G. Roper, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Arthur Rorsch, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Molecular Genetics, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, principal consultant, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, B.C.

Tom V. Segalstad, PhD, (Geology/Geochemistry), Head of the Geological Museum and Associate Professor of Resource and Environmental Geology, University of Oslo, Norway

Gary D. Sharp, PhD, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, CA

S. Fred Singer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia and former director Weather Satellite Service

L. Graham Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Western Ontario

Roy W. Spencer, PhD, climatologist, Principal Research Scientist, Earth System Science Center, The University of Alabama, Huntsville

Peter Stilbs, TeknD, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Research Leader, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH(Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden

Hendrik Tennekes, PhD, former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Dick Thoenes, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Brian G Valentine, PhD, PE (Chem.), Technology Manager -Industrial Energy Efficiency, Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering Science, University of Maryland at College Park; Dept of Energy, Washington, DC

Gerrit J. van der Lingen, PhD, geologist and paleoclimatologist, climate change consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, New Zealand

Len Walker, PhD, Power Engineering, Australia

Edward J. Wegman, PhD, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Virginia

Stephan Wilksch, PhD, Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, Production Management and Logistics, University of Technolgy and Economics Berlin, Germany

Boris Winterhalter, PhD, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, Finland

David E. Wojick, PhD, P.Eng., energy consultant, Virginia Raphael Wust, PhD, Lecturer, Marine Geology/Sedimentology, James Cook University, Australia

A. Zichichi, PhD, President of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva, Switzerland; Emeritus Professor of Advanced Physics, University of Bologna, Italy

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Real Scientists/Science & Climate Change

Below you will find a column as to the application of real science, by real scientists, to such questions as predicting climate change.

Perhaps Al Gore can add an asterisk to his Noble Peace Prize listing to match the one as to his claim of "inventing the Internet".

December 16, 2007
22 UN climate models flunk
James Lewis
Prediction is hard, especially about the future, said Neils Bohr. So why not try to predict the past? A study in the Royal Metereological Society journal did just that, focusing on the best available evidence of the past 25 years. Measuring instruments have improved immensely in accuracy and coverage in recent decades, using satellites, weather balloons and surface sensors.

Alas, all 22 math models use by the United Nations failed to predict the last twenty-five years.

"The usual discussion is whether the climate model forecasts of Earth's climate 100 years or so into the future are realistic," said the lead author, Dr. David H. Douglass from the University of Rochester. "Here we have something more fundamental: Can the models accurately explain the climate from the recent past? It seems that the answer is no."

"The 22 climate models used in this study are the same models used by the UN Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), which recently shared a Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore."

"We suggest ... that projections of future climate based on these models should be viewed with much caution," said Dr. Fred Singer from the University of Virginia.

And give back that Nobel Peace Prize, would you, Al? We demand a recount!

James Lewis blogs at

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Guns, Citizens, Police & Rational Thinking

The following letter was sent on Dec. 11, 2007.


First, anyone who is of the opinion that it would be possible to take away all firearms (Even just all handguns) from Americans is in need of therapy for delusional thinking. Such therapy wold be even more required for anyone who believes that criminals would obey any such gun confiscation laws and efforts---Let alone those citizens who have concluded, as did the staff of the US Attorney General, that the right to keep and bear arms is an right of individual citizens and not one limited to members of now non-existent militias.

Secondly, all should note the following:
1. The mass murderer at a Colorado missionary school was killed and stopped by an armed, under that State's just laws, citizen and not by police.
2. The like killer at a same-state mall was enabled in his massacre of our fellow citizens by laws and mall-regulations which made that place a theoretical "gun free zone", which made it into a "free fire zone" for a crazed killer.
3. The victims at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School were, in truth, the victims of like "gun free zone" laws, even in State's where citizens generally have the right to CCW (With the inside police officer at the high school apparently running away from danger).
4. The killings at another Virginia university were halted by two students who used their firearms to stop and arrest a killer, even though that beneficial act was delayed by those students having to retrieve their pistols from their autos, the police not being in evidence.
5. In Milwaukee it was armed security guards who shot to death two thugs who fired, from the outside, at the patrons of a well regulated club, the police not being present to protect citizens.
6. In Milwaukee County one unarmed pizza delivery man is murdered by two thugs after another, but armed, such delivery man shoots an "instant socialist" who attempted to take away the product of his honest labor.

Any person with a rational mind should be able to see the pattern as illustrated by the above examples and come (Be forced?) to the conclusion that: Citizens can NOT rely on the police to protect them from killers and other very dangerous criminals; That "gun free zones" (Like the entire State of Wisconsin) are only "free fire zones" for dangerous criminals; And, police objections to CCW are not due to any interest in the safety of their fellow citizens, but only to make their job (Of cleaning up after killings and other crimes) easier and safer for those police officers.

Respectfully submitted,
James Pawlak

PS---The logical person might wish to take note of the recent
conviction-and-sentencing of the civil rights violating
police officers in the Frank Jude, Jr. case, today's
news as to the trial of another like officer who beat, in a
Church, a man already hand-cuffed.AND the not so long
ago and Storm Trooper attack on the employees and
clients of the El Rey store. The logical person might
conclude that disarming all but police officers might be
a special case of "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws
will have guns".

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Religion & Politics

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's December 8th editorial (Please see copy below) raised the question "Aren't we beyond this?" as to the place of candidates' religions (Or, lack thereof) in defining who we wish to elect to public office. The real, under the table, question was: "When Will Religion Disappear From The Public Forum?".

Unlike most raging secularists and those who have joined the "Religion of Atheism" (Declared as such by the Wisconsin Supreme Court), most Americans do ask some essential questions as to those they give their votes and political contributions, among which are those below.
1. What religious or moral training has the candidate had?
2. Does s/he hold fast to that training in private and public life?
3. Does s/he demonstrate divisions between personal beliefs in moral behavior from public acts and policies?
4. Is there anything in each candidates religious or other associations which are contrary to such issues (eg Freedom of speech and free exercise of religion, elective and medically unnecessary abortions, immigration control) as are important to our fellow citizens and often divide us?

The religious (Or civil equivalent) education and practices of candidates does matter!

Editorial: Aren't we beyond this?
Mitt Romney shouldn't have to defend his Mormon faith. Religion should be an issue only if a candidate makes it one.
From the Journal Sentinel
Posted: Dec. 7, 2007
Religion for many, if not most, Americans is largely a matter of personal belief, especially in a country such as this with a well-established separation of church and state - a separation that has served this nation well since its founding.
So why, then, should Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have to justify his Mormon faith? The answer, of course, is he should not have to. We would further argue that attempts to artificially make Romney's religion a major issue could be considered fundamentally un-American, considering that this nation's founders put religious freedom right there at the top of the list in the Bill of Rights.
Simply put, a candidate's religious beliefs shouldn't be the litmus test for becoming president. Efforts to hold Romney to such a test, as subtle as those efforts may be, smack of religious intolerance and bigotry. They bring back ugly memories of the 1960 presidential race, when some Americans openly winced at the possibility that America might elect its first Catholic president.
A candidate's religious beliefs may very well be one of the points some Americans consider when they go to the polls. But, generally, religion should be a major issue only if the candidate makes it so.
Romney, commendably, addressed that point head on in a speech on Thursday. "I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause and no one interest," he said. "A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States."
Absent evidence to the contrary, Americans should take him at his word.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Gun Free Zone = Free Fire Zone

I have been reliably informed that the Omaha mall, the site of yesterdays massacre, was a "Gun Free Zone" by State Law and mall regulations. Like Virginia Tech, "Gun Free Zone" really means "Free Fire Zone For Crazy Criminals", who can kill people in such places with the reasonable expectation that the police, who never seem to prevent such offenses, and armed citizens, who are barred from carrying weapons, will nothing to stop them.

Of course, in Wisconsin the entire State is a "Free Fire Zone" for such murderers due to the State Supreme Court's failure to understand the very exact language of our Constitution as to the rights of the citizens to keep and bear arms AND to the Legislature's failure to enforce the will of about 75% of Wisconsin's voters who added Article-I, Section-25 to Wisconsin's basic law.

Property = Life & May Be Defended

Property represents that part of a person's life expended in honestly earning it. To the wealthy man the loss of a few hundred or even thousand dollars worth of things may not mean much. To the poorer persons, that amount of his or his neighbor's property may represent the surplus (Beyond food, clothing and shelter) of many, many, day's sweat-and-toil. The thief is, in fact, a little murderer and may (Yes, must, for the common good) be resisted and stopped as to each such offense and as to all future such taking of incremental lives--By deadly force if needed and if the police are not IMMEDIATELY present (Assuming that they will act, which is NOT required by the Law according to a very strange Court decision).

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Agendas & Hobby Horses

The letter below was sent to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (And many others) on this day.It applies to most of the newspapers and other media in the USA (And, probably more so in other nations).


I have been accused of having an "agenda" (Or, agendas) and of riding to intellectual death my "hobby horse" (Or, horses). After some, very little, time spent in introspection, I confess that this is true. To be more honest, I here list the pride of my stable as make up my agenda chariot-team.

1. That Islam always reverts to its basic teachings which encourage or allow, if not command the use of murder, rape, genocide, robbery, anti-democracy, and perpetual war with unbelievers; All to satisfy the sexual, power seeking and over-developed sense of self-worth of its members AND should, therefore, be considered for, those basic believers, much more of a criminal-terrorist movement than a religion.
2. The People, as individuals or groups, cannot rely on the force of law (At a local or national or international level) and law enforcement authorities (Police or national armies or international peace keepers) to protect them from criminals AND, therefore, have an absolute right to the ready access to the means (Modern firearms) to execute their Natural Law rights to self-defense and the defense of family, friends, neighbors and the property that was earned at the cost of labor and time.
3. Property, in fact, represents that part of a human life expended to earn it and every theft or robbery is a "little murder", which can be rightfully resisted by the use of deadly force.
4. That NO scientific or social or economic or journalistic or military or any other position or theory or practice is beyond questioning;
5. That the study of history, to avoid being condemned to repeat it, has a critical place in any consideration of current events and problems.
6. That your newspaper and most elements of the USA's media are governed by their own agendas and hobby-horses, biased as described below and fanatically resistant to criticism and correction.

What then are your agendas and hobby-horses? Among them are those listed below.

A. Islam, despite its anti-civilization and unalterable teachings AND the behaviors of millions of its followers over the last 1400-years and to this day in such places as the Darfur, is a "religion of peace".
B. Criminals should not be resisted by the People, who should not have the means (Guns) to do so.
C. Only newspapers and, to a lesser extent, broadcast media and the authors of books, should have full free-speech rights under the US Constitution and then only if they meet certain, "politically correct" standards as changed over time until the 1960s, when they were frozen-in-time and in the minds of publishers and editors.
D. Certain financial interests (In your case the unfettered and insane expansion of Waukesha County without regard to its own water supplies and other environmental concerns) deserve preferential treatment.
E. That is is easier to waste space on over-sized headers, print "bites" (Which tell the reader nothing not in other parts of each day's edition), often biased AP stories, over-sized photos and "art work" than to recruit differing opinions and hire-and-pay sufficient and experiences reporters---All without, as far as I can tell, cutting the pay of such executives as are responsible for the operations and failures of your paper.
F. That some issues are, by current consensus (eg. The Sun rotates around the Earth; Human activities have a meaningful impact on global climate change) are beyond question.
G. History only extends back one month---Unless the following topic is involved.
H. That whatever is wrong (eg Weather, traffic jams, failures in or only partial military/diplomatic successes, the quality of your lunch, the fact you have a hangover) with your world must be blamed on President George W. Bush.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Real Republican Candidate Still Needed

Dear Fellow Republicans:

I am still waiting for at least one of our Party's candidates for election to the presidency to clearly state that, immediately upon taking office, he will:
1. Begin to veto each-and-every Bill sent to him by the Congress containing "pork" and "ear-marks" and all bills requiring federal borrowing (Except for national defense) to balance the budget;
2. Immediately order that all persons illegally entering the USA at other than approved points-of-entry will be considered as invaders and will use the regular military, National Guard, Border Patrol and, if necessary, the General Militia to enforce that order by any-and-all means needed to stop that flood of drug smugglers, terrorists, job thieves, gang-bangers, identity thieves and other like scum now corrupting our land and draining our nation's wealth;
3. Issue the necessary order(s) to declare that all organizations or movements with teachings and historically demonstrated practices which encourage, or command, the use of crimes (Murder, rape, robbery, genocide, enslavement, and perpetual-violent aggression towards others) will be considered "Criminal Organizations" as is the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, KKK and like organizations; And,
4. Declare that all adult-citizens (Except those with assaultive crime convictions and those dangerously, mentally, ill) have the right to the ready means, by the keeping and bearing of arms, to execute their rights to self-defense and the defense of family, friends and neighbors in their homes or going about their lawful activities in other places.

One of the reasons our Party did so poorly in the last General Election is that it has become homogenized with the "other Party" and the one-time differences of fiscal conservatism, individual rights, standing up for order, protection of the nation against domestic and foreign enemies have all become secondary, to most Republican leaders, to short-term (Too often personal) gains through "political correctness" and buying off special interests.

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Lying Cardinal-Patriarch

Patriarch Emanuel III Delly, of the Chaldean Church and of Iraq, was recently appointed a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. On December 3, 2007 the National Catholic Register pubished an interview with him. Below you will find my letter to that paper. The points of contention can be deduced from my comments.


Emmanuel Cardinal-Patriarch Delly is not a truthful man; That is, he did NOT present to your interviewer (As published in your Dec. 3, 2007 issue) the fullness of truth. Below you with find the necessary truthful statements as to the topics of that interview.

1. Chaldeans are leaving Iraq because of the fear and murders derived from enforcing Islam's teachings as no longer kept under control by a tyrant, Saddam Husein, who would allow such crimes (Along with rape, robbery and genocide) inflicted by others than his own thugs and for reasons other than his own evil passions.
2. He misspoke for God when he denied that there are very desirable and proper wars and equally proper invasions of other nations (eg Against the Nazis and into Nazi Germany; All military actions against Islamic aggressors who would destroy the Faith the People of God), such military actions being approved by God against the enemies of Israel and by that "Doctor of The Church", St. Bernard of Clairvaux, in his De Laude Novae Militae, with special attention to Muslims.
3. Such godly wars have been effective in the past (eg British naval actions against slavers, the USA's War Between The States against those who build a culture on slavery, those campaigns which defeated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan and, most of all, those crusades which drove Islam out of Iberia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and the borders of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth).
4. He was certainly NOT frank in responding to a question about persecution of Christians in Iraq, when the answer truthfully would have been, "Yes and in every place where Islam rules".
5. He was false in stating that Church leaders always side with the civil authorities as demonstrated by the many martyrs (eg Those who resisted the authority of Pagan-Roman, civil, authorities, St. Thomas a Becket, The recently canonized Spaniards who resisted the "Republican" government of 1930s Spain, the yet unnamed martyrs of the Dafur region of the Sudan) and many others in the Western and Eastern Churches who suffered and died in resistance to civil authorities) who did so and are doing so. (In fact and in truth resistance to such evils as slavery, abortion and the crimes of Islam not being sufficiently utilized by the too political leaders of today's Church.)

The Church and the Faithful are not well served by the elevation of such a dishonest man. Of course, I could alternatively state a man ignorant of history who is subtracting from the sum-total of human knowledge with every word he utters.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I Will Offend You---Be Warned!

Over the last twenty or so years we have heard and read more and more statements from professional victims who begin with "I am offended..." and then go on to demand that we others change our words, actions and even our thoughts to suit their poor, very little, hurt feelings. To paraphrase another, historical and less democratic figure (Hanns Johst?) than myself: "When I hear or read the expression 'I am offended', the first thing I do is reach for my pistol!".

That inclination is doubly strong when I hear or read that statement in such forums as academia and the press where the free and uninhibited expression and exchange of ideas must be protected by ALL means.

That reaction is again doubled and re-doubled when I hear or read of some Muslim complaining about those who declare the truth about his criminal-terrorist ideology (Which allows or encourages, and sometimes commands, the use of murder, rape, genocide, perpetual war and the other horrors taught by Mohammed to further the causes of Islam or its power and sex craved followers.

Gag Order For Milwuaukee Journal Sentinel Staff?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently noted that it would be reducing newsroom staff to cut expenses (Without, as far as can be determined any cuts in the pay of its publisher or other top executives). Local Professor and blogger Jessica McBride, once fired by that newspaper, as asserted that those employees accepting such a buy-out were subject to a "gag order" and contractual condition for that arrangement. Below you will find my letter as to that issue and Ms. McBride's blog entry.




I have previously noted my approval of your "Community Columnists" program; But, have also pointed out the need to have some of those persons who will, without editing on your part, actively and even furiously attack the editorial positions, reporting standards and publication practices of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

If there is even an iota of fact underling Ms. Jessica McBride's report of the possible "gag orders" imposed on those of your employees who accepted a "buy out" departure from your employment (Which may or may-not be enforceable in a court-of-law as such severely attacks personal protections under the Bill Of Rights, which protections "trump" contract provisions and which perhaps "violate public policy"), then that is one more reason you need such very contrary community columnists as per my suggestion.

Any, if any, such censoring of past (Or, present) employees smacks of the Pravda or Izvestia that were or the New York Times that is---And weakens your positions on "open govenment", of which governments all newspapers are the "Fourth Estate" AND, indirectly, weakens your positions on all issues.

Respectfully submitted,
James Pawlak


Journal Communications' alleged gag order
Don't expect to see a blog soon from Whitney Gould et al. I'm told that Journal Communications demanded that the journalists who took the "buy out" recently must sign gag orders if they wanted the money. I'm told the individuals who took the buy out had to sign documents promising to never say anything derogatory about the newspaper again. I haven't seen the actual verbiage, so I'm only going on what I heard from a person who actually took the "buy out" and described the limitation that way. I'm not naming that person for obvious reasons. The person said that he/she now could never say anything derogatory about the paper again. He/she said this in a public forum.

Probably, the company can do this under the law. If people wanted the freedom to criticize the newspaper, I suppose they could have just quit without taking the monetary settlement (I left the paper that way. I left, voluntarily, without any buy out in place to take a job at UWM, so I never was asked to sign a gag order, nor could they have compelled me to do so.) So, technically no one forced these folks to sign a gag order. At the same time, this strikes me as a rather hypocritical position for a media/information company to take, when that same company is always crusading about the First Amendment, free speech, and public disclosure.

I guess Journal Communications only values free speech when the newspaper isn't being criticized. They probably don't want any more former employees to create blogs. Like mine. Or Gretchen Schuldt's. Well, that one they might not mind. Same goes for Jim Rowen's. (I wonder how long it is before they stop current employees from criticizing the company? Maybe they already have. After all, I got fired for criticizing a JS columnist.)

Frankly, one wonders why the newspaper is so thin-skinned. No powerful institution should fear criticism of itself. Learn from some of it. Reject some of it. Many newspapers have public editors or ombudsmen because they recognize that they won't get it right all of the time, and they correctly believe that they should be held accountable for it.

Update: I just noticed another blogger is naming the individual. I was at the forum in question, and even though another media outlet is also doing so, I'm still choosing not to name the former employee, even though it may now be a moot point, because I know how vindictive Journal Communications can be.

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November 30, 2007