Friday, December 28, 2012

"Gun", People & Medical Violence


On Dec, 8, 2012 you published a letter from Milwaukee's Commissioner of Health in which he addressed what he called "gun violence". I did not notice "gun violence" during Timothy McVeigh's bombing at Oklahoma City or during the two Islamic bombings of New York's "Twin Towers" or during the two ax attacks in Wisconsin in recent months or during the many thousands of fist-and-foot attacks (Chiefly on women or children; But  which recently resulted in the death of a man on a West Allis Street) or, I suspect, many auto "accidents".

Mr. Baker should declare that there is no "gun violence", but only "people violence". That was at the core of the Sandy Hood shootings and those other, non-gun, matters listed above.  Mr. Baker does not address the number of violent crimes halted by the use, chiefly the "mere" display of guns, by armed citizens.

If, and only if, Mr. Baker wishes to address one of the core causes of deaths and injuries in the USA, he should address surgical mayhem, gross errors in medical prescription of drugs, intoxicated practice of medicine and other like crimes---Many of which are covered up by hospitals, group practices and others.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Obama's "Do As I Say & Not As I Do"---Schools

Mr.B. H. Obama was strongly supported by teachers' unions which loath private schools. Yet, he sends his daughters to a private school rather that the Washington, DC schools to which the local population, largely Black, must send their precious children.

He appears to dislike (Fear?) the possession of modern firearms by the People. But, the school to which his girls attend has 11 armed guards in addition to the Secret Service Agents assigned to his daughters. (I find this specially strange as that school is apparently sponsored by the pacifist Society Of Friends, otherwise known as "Quakers".) It appears that those pacifists understand that true peace in contained in the (How many rounds?) magazines of semi-automatic pistols and, perhaps, carbines.

This is another Obama "Do as I say and not as I do!" matter.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Some Quotes About Islam

                                                     QUOTES ON ISLAM 

The following quotes, over a period in excess of 200 years, well serve to define Islam, the religion of “peace and tolerance”. 

(2002)  By James Bissett, ex-Ambassador of Canada to Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Albania.  “It is common knowledge that Saudi Arabia is the most extremist of the Muslim States.  It finances the infamous Madrassas (schools) that preach a litany of hate and turn out thousands of fanatical Islamic zealots.  It indirectly provides the funding and its’ citizens provide most of the fighters for Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda organization.  It supports, financially and by other means, the Palestinian terrorists and other Muslim anti-Western groups throughout the world.” 

(c. 1998)  By M.J. Haipur.  A religion, as a man, must be judged by the fruits of having existed; what has Islam given to our world, except genocide, slavery, and denigration of the human spirit?” 

(2003)  By Edourd T. Nelosni.  “Islam is, to the body politic of the world, as a festering pus-filled carbuncle is to the backside of a human being.” 

(1943)  By C.S. Lewis.  "If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier.  But it is not.  We cannot compete, in simplicity with people who are inventing religions.  How could we?  We are dealing with Fact.  Of course anyone can be simple if he has no facts to bother about." 

(c. 1790)  By Alexis de Tocqueville.  “I studied the Koran a great deal.  I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad.  As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world, and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion infinitely more to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.”  

(1991)  By Julie Burchill, of Britain’s newspaper, The Guardian, after the 9/11 terrorist .attacks.  “The terrorist attacks were a tragedy for the people who died or were injured, and for their families and friends.  For the rest of us, they were a wake-up call as to what type of lunatics we are dealing with.  And sleepwalking our way back into ill-sorted, dewy-eyed people personal politics is the last thing we need to set us up for the fight ahead.  Come on you liberals, don’t give me the morbid pleasure of saying, ‘I told you so’ again.”                    

(1908)  By The Catholic Encyclopedia.  “In matters political, Islam is a system of despotism at home and aggression abroad….The rights of non-Moslem subjects are of the vaguest and most limited kind, and a religious war is a sacred duty whenever there is a chance of success against the “Infidel”.  Medieval and Modern Mohammedan, especially Turkish, persecutions of both Jews and Christians are perhaps the best illustration of this fanatical religious and political spirit.” 

(1997)  By Muammar Kaddafi (after meeting with Louis Farrakhan).  “We are used to facing the United States as a fortress from the outside.  Now we are finding a breach to penetrate the country (the U.S.) and confront it from within.”

(1997)  By Louis Farrakhan (in Harlem).  “A decree of death has been passed on America.  The judgment of God has been rendered, and she must be destroyed.”

(c. 1903)  By William Muir.  “The sword of Muhammad and the Qur’an (Koran) are the most fatal enemies of civilization, truth, and liberty which the world has yet known.”   

(2002)  By Franklin Graham.  “Islam is an evil and wicked religion.” 

(1997)  By David Pryce-Jones.  “Democracy sometimes appears paralyzed by those who take advantage of its freedoms in order to abuse them for undemocratic ends.”   

(2001)  From Egypt’s second most influential newspaper, Al-Akhbar. “Our thanks go to the late Hitler, who wrought in advance, the vengeance of the Palestinians upon the most despicable villains on the face of the earth.  However, we rebuke Hitler for the fact that the vengeance was insufficient.” 

(2001)  By C.O. Jones, after 9/11.  “Evil exists, and the worst evil of all, is that practiced in the name of religion.”

(2001)  By Al-Badr spokesman Mustaq Aksari, on CNN, September 19, 2001, eight days after 9/11.  “Islam must rule the world and until Islam does rule the world we will continue to sacrifice our lives.” 

(1937)  By King ibn Saud.  “Verily, the word of Allah teaches us, and we implicitly believe it, that for a Muslim to kill a Jew, or for him to be killed by a Jew, ensures him immediate entry into Heaven and into the august presence of Allah.” 

(1982)  By the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran.  “We are not afraid of economic sanctions or military intervention.  What we are afraid of is Western universities.”

(1985)  By Sa’id Raja’i”-Khorassani, Iranian delegate to the U.N.  “The very concept of human rights is a Judeo-Christian invention and inadmissible in Islam.”   

(1899)  By Winston Churchill.  “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries.  Besides the fanatical frenzy which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is a fateful fatalistic apathy.” 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Better Plan For School Defense

Dear Fellow NRA Members:

I am disappointed in your recommendation for having a armed police officer in every school.
I do not consider that an effective method for the following reasons.
A. The example of Columbine High School, where the on-site police officer ran away from the terrorists there, demonstrating that there are police less motivated to protect pupils that such as the Sandy Hook school staff who threw themselves between the shooter and those babies to act as bullet absorbers----To NO good effect!
B. The many rooms, multiple floors and long, often bent, hallways in many schools make one armed person of limited uses even if in close proximity to the site-of-maximum danger.
C. The moneys to be spent on such much too limited protection would be much better applied to the plan described below.

1. Require all teachers and other school staff,, as a condition of employment and licensing, to be qualified in the close combat use of medium-to-large caliber handguns and, perhaps, carbines;
2. Such training should, by NRA-certified or other qualified instructors, probably not required more than 20-hours of hands-on training (On top of 2/3 hours of safety instruction) and must involve qualification every two-years at close-combat ranges [Considering the track record of the New York PD at the "Empire State Building Shootings", it would be well to insure that all instructors are, themselves, qualified shooters);
3. "Force-on-force" training, with paint ball guns, is recommended to provide the needed and painful lessons;
4. Such qualified school staff could buy their own guns (Tax deduction) or be reimbursed for such;
5. Qualified school staff would be required to CCW them while on duty;
6. Federal law could be satisfied by having the local Sheriff swear them in as "Special Deputies", with authority limited to the assigned school and grounds;
7. Where laws allow, those persons could obtain CCW licenses/permits and take their weapons home, otherwise a gun safe could be provided; And,
8. The office staff should have access to a carbine in such a safe as can be opened by biometric means.

Considering the NRA's very long support of citizen marksmanship, it would have been better for you to support the second plan provided above. Certainly, most teachers will demonstrate a more parent like desire for the protection of THEIR children than some peace officer, no matter how motivated. Being distributed throughout schools, such armed staff would provide a "clear and present" measure of protection well beyond that of one peace officer.

                                      PS---Si Vis Pachem Para Bellum!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Who Owns Israel?


An Israeli Sense of Humor at United Nations set the record straight.
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United
Nations Assembly and made the world community smile.
A representative from Israel began: 'Before beginning my talk I want to tell
you something about Moses: When he struck the rock and it brought forth
water, he thought, "What a good opportunity to have a bath!"
Moses removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.
When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
A Palestinian had stolen them!
The Palestinian representative at the UN jumped up furiously and shouted,
"What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren't there then."
The Israeli representative smiled and said, "And now that we have made that
clear, I will begin my speech.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Osama bin Laden Is Dead. Does That "Matter"?

So very loyal members of our Armed Forces (The SEALs) killed Osama bin Laden at the orders of a politician who has never physically risked himself  in any dangerous civilian or military position. So what?

Osama was already unimportant to Muslim terrorists (Sorry about the redundancy) as demonstrated by the lack of trained-and-skilled bodyguards in his compound.

That dirty-old-man lived in retirement with his sex-objects and pornographic films and was no ongoing threat to our safety; but certainly to our sense of justice.

Mr. Obama's "spiking the ball" on this killing was more of the fakery of his misrule.

Military Law Destroyed

When the persons involved in the murder of President Lincoln were tried, it was by a Military Commission. That body provided council to the defendants, heard and carefully considered the evidence, found the defendants guilty and had most of them properly executed (By hanging) without legal nit-picking.

On 22 June 1942 German spies and saboteurs were landed, by submarine, in the USA. Quick arrest, trial before military authorities immediately followed and six of them were executed on 18 August 1942.
During World War-II some German soldiers dressed in US Uniforms and committed other war crimes. They were quickly, but fairly, tried under the Laws Of War, were found guilty and quickly executed.

On 5 November 2009 Major Nidal Hasan committed Treason (Although Mr. Obama's Administration lacks the courage to bring that charge) and mass murder at Fort Hood. This week, our military justice  non-system finally came to the conclusion that he could be shaved of his beard for his trial appearances.

Many of the terrorists (Who are not under the protection of the Geneva Conventions) held at Guantanamo Bay have violated the Laws of War by attacking the forces of the USA (And its allies) or civilians under their protection, by murder and like offenses, not being in the uniform of a recognized government. Yet (As far as I know), none have been tried for those capitol offenses, let alone executed as has been both legal and just for centuries.

NOW, take a moment and consider the old and valid maxim: "Justice delayed is justice denied".

What then has happened to our once valid, fair and efficient system of Military Commissions and Courts Martial?  The basic answer is LAWYERS! These critters are the same as inflict such complicated laws and regulations as only (Some) attorneys can understand and, thereby, insure their bloated incomes.

Since I am loath to present a problem without offering at least one solution, I offer the following.
1. Prepare to eliminate the "Universal Code Of Military Justice" (UCMJ) by developing a new code, let us call it the New Article Of War (NAW).
2. Keep, as much as is possible, attorneys out of that process.
3. Base the NAW on the old 101 Articles Of War of the US Army and the old Articles For The Government Of The Navy.
4. Require that randomly selected Enlisted personnel (Grades E5 and above) be involved in both the development of a draft NAW and, by like and greater selection, the evaluation of that NAW as to it being able to be understood by personnel with the average education in our services and that without "legal advise".
5. Insure that the NAW contains a definition of "Terrorist" [eg A person who attacks members of the Armed Forces of the USA or its allies or civilians under their protection, outside of the laws-of-war, not being properly in the uniform of the armed forces of a recognized government and under the effective control of such a government.]
6. Provide for a like definition of "Pirate".
7. Provide for the summary courts-martial trials of terrorists and pirates captured on the high seas OR in areas where: Civil government cannot provide for the control of such; OR, Is considered a general area of combat activities; OR, where the safety of members of the armed forces or innocent civilians would be endangered by deferring judicial actions.
8. Provide for the summary punishment for such persons and under the same requirements.
9. Provide, under certain conditions (eg During an intense and dangerous military situation where delay may endanger the national defense or military personnel or civilians under their protection) the same summary trials and punishment for others under military jurisdiction.
10. Most importantly, reduce the number of steps between offenses and final disposition, disallowing certain appeals in times of immediate great danger, where permission in such times for capitol punishment would be given to any Flag or General grade officer having command over the physical area in which such matters originated or were tried.

No doubt but that the trustworthy senior NCOs of our forces can come up with other and useful provisions---Without "lawyering-up"