No Regrets: An American Adventure in Afghanistan on Amazon Kindle
Barack Obama/Bill Clinton Love Child
They sent me the wrong shoes in the correct box. lol
I live on a FOB that has no post office. It would take about three months to get something mailed out of here or I’d have to carry it back to Thailand when I helo out for my holiday.
I explained the situation here to Amazon. This was their response.
I’ll give the shoes to a local kid here in the Stan. I don’t know any grown men who wear such small shoes. They’re sized 8 (US).
Tunisian Women fighting Islamic Despotism
And people will still die.
1. Gang related deaths are a majority slice of these gun deaths.
You aren’t going to get their guns nor are you going to stop them from getting guns. This isn’t Europe. We have Mexico on our border.
2. Most of the mass killings of white people, which is the real issue here as the only time anyone cares about gun deaths is when they invades White America, are centered on young males who have been life long pharmaceutical addicts due to depression or some other pseudo-psychological issue which the pharmaceutical industry combined with left leaning sociologists and psychologists have conspired to create in order to properly profit from misery.
3. America is not the rest of the world. What works in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Britain or what seems to work there will not necessarily work in America. We have a greater population. We have more dense population centers. We have a more diverse population. We have a greater immigrant population. We have a culture that sees firearms significantly differently than the United Kingdom which has historically banned firearms (weapons) ownership.
4. We have a right to bear arms codified in our Constitution.
This challenge can be supered via the following:
1. Halting the war on drugs. Legalize drugs. Tax them. As with the end of alcohol prohibition, this will greatly decrease violence in the inner cities.
2. Stop the pharmaceutical companies from issuing drugs with KNOWN psychotic side effects.
This would stop roughly 99% of the Young Male Mass Shootings.
3. Enforcing laws currently ON THE BOOKS and stop wasting time on criminal manufacturing and prison profiting.
That ends about 80-90 percent of the firearm deaths that are not GOVERNMENT RELATED.
4. Hold Police accountable for their negligence and malfeasance and dereliction of duty.
Police, as of this moment, are above the law. They can kill with impunity. They can kill innocent people and be excused for doing so because they have a “dangerous job and have to make split second decisions.”
Put a stop to legalized police and STATE murder. That takes a huge chunk out of deaths due to firearms.
These steps are, I would think, common sense.
Imagine the lives that would be saved for more extensive taxation by the State if these steps were taken.
A last step would be to actually reform education in America. An educated citizenry would go a long way towards resolving much violence across all levels of society. It may even rid us of the idiotic superstitions (religions) that plague our people’s minds and spirits.
As for me, I do not trust the State. I trust no State. Not America, not Australia, not even peaceful Canada or Switzerland. All of them are 15 minutes away from tyranny. I’ll keep my ability to defend myself against the despots that have always been waiting in the wings and will always be waiting in the wings.
If you believe that Democrats are Good or that Republicans are Evil, I’d suggest a look at history.
Both parties have tried to be the party of humanity. Both parties have failed. Both parties claim to be for the rights of humanity. Both parties continuously and consistently fail to work for the betterment of humanity. Both parties lie to the American public first and above all.
If someone attempts to tell you that the GOP or the DNC wishes the citizen well, that person is lying.
People aren’t killing because the guns are talking to them and saying; “Hey, pick me up and kill people.”
There are many contributing factors to this phenomena. One of these factors is the legal pharmaceuticals with which we have been dousing our male youth in America. Pharmaceuticals with proven side effects that include but are not limited to violent, suicidal and homicidal tendencies. You seemed to have missed that in your desire to blame the handgun for the violence. No sane or normal person would take a firearm and head out with the malicious intent of killing a few innocent people. Nor would a sane or normal person desire to kill himself or his family and friends. No sane or normal person would feel rejected by the whole of the population of the female gender of the world.
However, a person who has been drugged up nearly the whole of his youth would not be sane. Couple the existing less than sane individual with the known but ignored and purposely hidden violent, suicidal and homicidal side effects of these drugs on which he has been societally addicted and, perhaps, it’s not the firearms but the drug issues that should be addressed.
There is also a larger population in America and many, many more large population centers in America. America is also a more diverse nation and a much more complex nation. With a larger population, there will be more incidents. Sorry, but, that’s the way it is.
Take away guns (from civilians who are law abiding) and you will still have criminals with guns.
If you outlaw handguns, you will automatically create a criminal class that theretofore did not exist. Much like the War on Drugs.
Will we call it the War on Hand Guns?
It will never be as simple as banning this or that firearm. It cannot be.
If the Government turns in all of it’s firearms, I would be all for US citizens handing in their firearms. Police kill citizens constantly and no one seems to be concerned. We’re somehow concerned greatly with the much lessor evil of isolated outbreaks of violence involving one person and the victims. Yet, this does not concern me so much as the systemic problems with militarized police forces in America created by the War on Drugs and further strengthened by the War on Terror but that are, in reality, a two pronged campaign against American liberty.
In Switzerland, everyone is part of the military. If I remember correctly. Military service is compulsory. People are more familiar with firearms and, if I remember correctly, ownership of firearms is legal. It is a settled nation that does not have a large immigrant community. Switzerland is largely homogeneous. Three distinct groups who have lived together for hundreds of years. French, German and Italian folks who all are a part of the Swiss Confederation.
Perhaps, America should go back to Universal compulsory military service. Well, we could start the universal piece. Since that has never truly been the case. The sons of the affluent have never, or rarely, served and women have, for odd reasons, always been exempted.
America is not the most violent country on the planet. Sorry but this is not so. Upwards of 90% of this planet is much, much more violent than the USA.
That we are more violent, in so far as handguns are concerned, than Britain and Switzerland is not surprising.
However, it was not so long ago that Britain and France were having huge riots and extreme violence in their streets. So, a great many people did not have guns. They still burned down other people’s property, raped and pillaged and looted.
Europe has it’s hooligan issues.
There are parts of European cities wherein the “official” government will not go as these territories have been taken over by various groups.
Even so, European governments have shown time and time again that they will do with their citizenry as they please. This is possible because most of the population has never had firearms or weaponry.
Europe, when swords were the primary weapon of the day, outlawed personal ownership of swords. Later, they banned the crossbow.
I’m certain that they did this, not for the safety of the citizenry, but the safety of the various governments.
In the end, people die. If one is Christian, it is all part of God’s plan. If one is pagan and believes in fate, twas your destiny. If one is atheist and believes in neither, then there is no plan and this was all for the hell of it anyway.
Why would I wish to give away my right and ability to defend myself due to the violent tendencies of others. This is counter-intuitive. People are violent, hence, law abiding citizens should have the means to protect themselves taken away. After you are dead, the Government can come in and investigate. By that time, you’re dead.
If those gun toting 2nd Amendment guys and gals had been in Isla Vista, Rodgers would not have had a chance. As it was , no one had a means with which to protect themselves and others because they were trusting the Government to do so. And, oddly enough, the government always seems to fail to get their in time.
And all of that doesn’t take into account the war on drugs itself. The majority of gun violence takes place directly as a result of the War on Drugs. Gangs in America’s liberal cities where gun control legislation is often the most restrictive consumes multiples greater than the number of victims in WHITE mass killings. Funny, no one seems to care. I mean, what’s another dead “nigger.” Am I right? Of course, I don’t mean that. However, apparently, that is how the general populace feels. No one seems to care that there are mass killings in our inner cities on a regular basis. However, kill a few White girls or White kids and an Asian kid or two and DAMN…….the worlds all aflutter. And God help you if the parent(s) of one of the victims is affluent or politically connected.
Mass Shootings Remain a Rarity
The reason that horrible tragedies like the Newton, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado shootings are so gut-wrenching and shocking is rooted in a reality that such incidents are extremely rare. Unfortunately, politicians often aim to stir up emotional reactions and exploit these tragedies for political gain. With the incredible number of statistics that get thrown around and abused, it’s important to sometimes step back and actually look at what the numbers say. Are the gun laws being proposed anything more than window dressing and “feel-good” legislation that will have little actual impact? Should more efforts actually be used in a results-oriented way, targeting the actual concentrated areas where gun crime occurs? Politics is often a processed-based and not results-oriented exercise, where “doing something” is often rewarded more than actually ever accomplishing anything.
That people are weak, does not, in my opinion, give any citizen or the government the right to take anything away from anyone else. You wish to violently enforce your ideology as concerns firearms on the rest of society. What if I wish not to give up my firearms? Will you send government thugs violent into the homes of citizens with whom you disagree to assault us in order to make us abide by your gun control fantasies? If that happens, America is no better than the Soviet Union or the monarchy from which we claimed our independence in 1776.
“I call you to God and to Islam. If you respond to the call, then you are Muslims: You obtain the benefits they enjoy and take up the responsibilities they bear. If you refuse, then you must pay the jizyah. If you refuse the jizyah, I will bring against you tribes of people who are more eager for death than you are for life. We will then fight you until God decides between us and you.” (Al Tabari, Volume XI)Khalid bin Al-Waheed (Muslim General, 632AD)
It is truthful to say that Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.
Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
Tolerance is sometimes a first step towards elimination or assimilation. We can tolerate the influx of immigrants in the United States until (or only if) they assimilate. It’s the same with Islam.
Islam tolerates Christians and Jews (and whomever else) as long as they eventually assimilate. At the apex of Islamic Empire, this tolerance worked in their favor. They were THE World Power, especially in the Eastern Hemisphere, and those below them were of little consequence. Islamic law made it difficult to be an outsider or less difficult to revert (convert). Non-Muslims in Islamic lands were required to pay a special tax (jizya). No buildings were to be created or built that were for the purpose of worship or exercise of any other religion. Non-Muslims could ride on a horse in many (most) Muslim lands. Non-Muslims could not own Muslim slaves. Though Muslims could own Muslim slaves. Any non-Muslim in a Muslim country was characterized both culturally and legally as a dhimmi.
So, yes, Islam has a strong tradition of tolerance. At that point in Islamic history, tolerance worked in Islam’s favor. Let’s not confuse tolerance with true acceptance, though. Non-Muslims in the Islamic world were little better than second class citizens. In today’s parlance, the existence and lifestyle created by Islamic tolerance would be called Apartheid. Apparently, Mr. Obama believes that this is a thing to be tolerated when it exists in Islam.
In the modern age, most Islamic nations are small despotic, tyrannical States with no real power outside of their borders. Tolerance does not work. In order for Islam to survive, no other religion can be allowed to have influence over the people or the culture. Islam will not survive if people are allowed to make choices contrary to Islam.
Islamic civilization was definitely a tolerant society at one time. In some cases in some countries, it still is today. However, I hardly would call this Apartheid-like tolerance any better than Southern Jim Crow.
Summon the people to God; those who respond to your call, accept it from them, but those who refuse must pay the poll tax out of humiliation and lowliness. If they refuse this, it is the sword without leniency. Fear God with regard to what you have been entrusted. (Al Tabari, Volume XII)Umar ibn al-Khattab during the conquest of al-Basrah (636 CE)
Congress is universally hated, disregarded, abhorred, disrespected. Congress has our disdain. They’re earned no respect.
Yet, we send these criminals back term after term.
Are the American people just plain stupid?
We Disapprove…but fuck it! Let’s re-elect the criminals anyway!
Anyone who stands behind the fascist laws of this nation may be able to read. However, these persons are much too brainwashed to be capable of critical or independent thought.
America is supposed to be a land based on justice, liberty and “pursuit of happiness.”
I know this concept is foreign to most liberals and conservatives who wish to impose their will upon the population at large.
America, thanks in large part to the GOP and DNC, has become an oligarchy wherein justice is known only to the affluent and elitist classes. That anyone besides these persons would support fascism such as that clearly visible in America today is a clear sign of said person’s self-delusion.
I hope that each Democrat and Republican in this country falls victim to the abomination which they have helped create via their blind allegiance to the parties of corruption and greed.
May you all rot in your mythological Christian hell.
How do Barry and Michelle justify to themselves these extravagant vacations while millions go hungry and hundreds of thousands go homeless?
Democrats speak of helping the poor and caring for humanity.
The waste of the Obamas could have fed and housed thousands upon thousands.
Is this the Hope and Change on which Mr. Obama ran his campaign for the Presidency?
I call it hypocrisy.
I see no difference between Bush and Obama except that Bush vacationed at home and the Obamas enjoy travelling the world in the citizen’s dime.
“Malkin believes that the custom of granting automatic citizenship at birth to U.S.–born children of foreign tourists, temporary foreign workers, and illegal aliens undermines the integrity of citizenship and national security. She argues that the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, “originally intended to ensure the citizenship rights of newly freed slaves and their families after the Civil War, has evolved into a magnet for alien lawbreakers and a shield for terrorist infiltrators and enemy combatants.”
I find it ironic that Michelle Malkin, who was born to Philippine immigrants in Philadelphia, would be so vehemently against “anchor babies.”
She was a beneficiary of this concept. Her parents were in America on a work visa when she was born. She was automatically a US citizen by virtue of having been born in America.
Yet, she condemns the concept for others.
I understand concerns such as terrorism and criminals crossing our borders to do harm and wreak havoc within the borders of America. Yet, these folks are a minuscule minority. The majority of folks who come to America do so for the exact reason the Michelle’s parents came to America.
Michelle should think about her own heritage and fortune. She is exactly that which she rails against. She is a citizen of the United States despite having parents who were citizens of another nation.