Gun Control, Get your statistics right CNN

CNN’s Piers Morgan (and my father) keep quoting the UK as having “incredible low” murder by gun rates. This is correct, The uk banned guns about 15 years ago but that has created a surge in crime and they are hardly safer than we are in the United States…
Watch this reporter find fault with Piers Morgan and teach us all a thing about crime statistics.

To defend or not to defend, Is that the question?

When is it time for the people of the United States to defend themselves? The 2nd amendment affords you the ability to protect yourself from criminals and thugs that would otherwise waste no pity on your suffering as they kill you, rob you, or maybe rape your daughter. Watch video one for this approach…

But is that all the people of the United States have to fear or the only reason for the 2nd amendment? This next video is a much watch as government corruption took over in small town and the citizens of the town saved the day.

But what if the people that you could have saved by having a gun were your parents? Don’t forget to watch this video on the 2nd amendment.

Do we lock all the guns up in jail so that no one can use a gun? Are knifes next? Then “sharp objects”? There will always be the motivated predator waiting for there next victim. How is taking away forms of protection that the law abiding citizens have going to make the “motivated predator” not kill?

Whatever your reason for liking or not liking guns… I don’t care…  We need to stop the killing using any weapon… guns are just a tool, like a hammer.

In 2011, 496 people were murdered with a hammer or a blunt object compare to just 323 murders that were committed with a rifle. Blunt objects also beat out the number of murders committed with a shotgun (356).

Personal weapons (hands, feet) and knives were also considered more dangerous than rifles and shotguns.

Death by what? 2011 crime statistics

The problem is a societal issue that no law will protect you from.  We are in this together and need to stand together to discuss the real issues.  Anything can be used to kill you and we can not make everything illegal.

I am off to sue the soda company for making me fat if we really think more laws should or would make us better people…

 

 

Opinion: Gun control won’t stop killings

I decided to express my thoughts about gun control, with some facts that are not known by many due to the media and government distortions. When an area is designated as a gun free zone, you are telling the mentally challenged cases exactly where to go to create the most terror and not be in danger of being stopped by another before they have killed many innocents. Most of the mass shootings thus far have been in no gun zones, but this information is kept out of the news.

States that have open carry such as Montana have one of the lowest crime rates which includes all crimes, about 5 percent. Almost all vehicles have at least one gun and law enforcement can at any time motion a driver over to give him assistance and will, if needed, on the roadside. Their retail stores are the safest, because of armed law-abiding citizens. If a child is snatched, the Amber Alert goes out to all cell phones, and armed hunters block all exits on the highway to funnel the person with the child to one open ramp into the arms of waiting police.

States that have strict gun laws have the worst crime rate in the country, Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, and others. The bad guys will always get any gun they desire regardless of gun laws that are passed, and the rest of us will pay the penalty of being defenseless, with the loss or our Constitutional right to bear arms.

Baseball bats, rubber bullets, tire irons kill more people than guns, but our illustrious leaders and media don’t want you to have this information. Things are so bad in Belgium, you will be arrested for protecting yourself with any item when attacked in you own home. This is total lunacy.

The moral fiber and ethics in this country are in shambles, and we have government control over parents’ ability to discipline their own children without the fear of someone reporting them to CPS. This is an example of another government agency out of control.

Prayer has been taken out of our schools, and the Ten Commandments taken from prominent places as teaching tools to help our children grow away from evil to be productive citizens. Attitudes today are killing our most innocent and adding to the destruction of this country.

Sharon Loucks

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Armed citizens prevent crimes

The Pennridge Regional Police chief in Philadelphia said if they (the police) “ensured the safety of schools, someone with the intent to kill would move to the malls, hospitals, mass-transit hubs.”

That statement says a lot about why you cannot rely on the police for protection against thugs. Does the chief believe that armed police officers cause shooters to move to the schools, malls, etc.? Should we then disarm the police? And what place is more likely to not have someone armed and therefore be an easy target: a gun-free school, or a mall, hospital or transportation hub that tend to have armed guards or at least citizens with concealed weapons?

It took the police 20 minutes to respond to the “gun-free” Sandy Hook school. When this coward heard the police sirens, he stopped shooting and killed himself. The Aurora shooter ignored five or more movie theaters closer to his residence and picked the one that posted a sign prohibiting firearms. One of the shooters at Columbine, Dylan Klebold, actually wrote letters opposing a concealed carry law. The day that law became effective, he and his fellow coward attacked Columbine. See a pattern?

Armed citizens prevent crimes. And because criminals and others have access to semiautomatic weapons, so should private citizens, as do the police.

Tom Ward

Ambler

Concealed carry woman stops shooter in no gun zone

An armed woman in San Antonio shot a shooter in a movie theater before he could carry out his planned execution of a girlfriend who recently dumped him. Apparently only two people were wounded by the shooter before the shooter was shot, disarmed, and handcuffed.

This has is an important news story that I have not seen widely discussed in the popular news media. The major reason the news media is not interested is probably because an armed off-duty sheriff deputy shot the shooter using her concealed weapon in a movie theater that was a “gun free zone.” No “assault weapon” was involved. It is embarrassing to the Left that an armed citizen probably prevented one or more murders by shooting the madman.

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 a man entered a movie theater in San Antonio, Texas for the sole purpose of killing his ex-girlfriend, because she had broke up with him. The gunman, 19 year old Jesus Manuel Garcia, apparently did not complete his task. He opened fire in the theater which caused mass panic. People were running for cover and rushing towards exits, according to police and witnesses.

At least two people were wounded in the shooting.

So why was there not widespread news footage covering this event? The shooter was stopped. The Santikos Mayan Palace 14 Movie Theater also houses a small restaurant. The shooting began in the restaurant and as people went for cover, Garcia began to fire outside at an unmarked police car. He then moved to the theater where off duty Bexar County Sheriff Officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, who was working the theater, chased Garcia to the back of the theater and cornered him in the men’s room, shooting him several times and taking his gun.

Detective Louis Antu, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, said, “She took all appropriate action to keep everyone safe in the movie theater.”

Armed Citizens defending themselves and others does not fit Obama’s agenda of progressively disarming the American people. Obama said on Sunday when he spoke on NBC “Meet the Press,”

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” Obama said. “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”

President Obama is surrounded by dozens, and often hundreds, of heavily armed people. Many are armed with fully automatic weapons. If Obama thinks armed people in schools would not protect students, why does Obama not write an Executive Order to decrease the number of guns protecting the President of the United States? Obama is not about to declare the White House and the President of the United States to be “gun free zones” because Obama is fully aware of the value of armed protection.

Obama wants to be protected with guns. This protection is logical and indicated. Accordingly, school children and the American people should also be entitled to armed protection

School Gun Safety

School gun safetyAll of the craziness in this world and so many good people that had their life’s cut short for no good reason.  My heart is with the everyone touched by this horrible event. Tragedies like today’s remind me that schools are “weapon” free zones and thus, no law abiding citizen could help “legally” have had a weapon to defend these children and getting one from their car would have made them a criminal as well.  This means that we are at the mercy of someone calling and then the police response times. School gun safety is an important piece of our children’s education but must be approached with the right message.  Attacking the second amendment on something like this should remind us that criminals look for easy targets and the sign we hang in front of our child’s school must represent what built this great nation.
School Gun Safety is not an easy topic to address at all but I would love your two cents on the school gun safety picture seen here….

 

Hemp, The forgotten ballot issue

With everyone talking about Medical marijuana and marijuana for recreational use the REAL issue has been overlooked, HEMP. Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado will be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.

But don’t expect farmers to start growing it the next day. The passage of the measures would create the familiar clash with federal law, which prohibits growing the plant for industrial, recreational or medicinal purposes. Federal Law makes marijuana/hemp (cannabis in general) a schedule 1 narcotic and thus is “very against the law and would paint a target on the farmer. It has been said that thirty countries produce industrial hemp, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine and yet our government considers hemp and marijuana to be the same thing. Interesting isn’t it. Hemp may not be the answer to every problem we have created in this world but it is sustainable and could provide your family food, fuel and fiber for clothing etc… or maybe THAT is the problem, it could provide your family with food, fuel and clothing… so everything you need…
What an awesome plant, Hemp…

Hemp will become legal to grow in at least one state and federal law will again have to be challenged in order for the people of the USA to benefit from growing this plant again

Buy Hemp

X-Class solar flare sent us a CME? Not this time…

Sunspot AR1598 has erupted again. On Oct. 23rd at 0322 UT, Earth orbiting satellites detected a strong X1-class solar flare but don’t expect anyone to warn of of much more than a lot of the same.  Why create panic for a small possibility of a large impact to our power-grids, radio communications, etc.  I digress, It was spectacular and probably will not change much of anything in your day.  Take a look at this view of it.

October 2012 X-Class Solar Flare - Spaceweather.com

This flare, however, did not unleash a coronal mass ejection, so it is predicted to cause little disruption on Earth and no special auroras. Its powerful radiation was enough, though, to briefly disrupt radios here last night.X-Class Solar Flare on earth facing side of the sun

Take the BEER GOOGLES OFF

I personally try to not use any google services in any given day which is not easy and frankly impossible if you look at how many companies that have taken over, bought out, brushed under rug, destroyed though unfair business practices, or otherwise. This has left us consumers in an interesting pickle. In order to compete with other companies we need to cut costs and find better and quicker ways of doing things. As we all change and learn these new services and features, maybe a new phone etc, inevitably we will run into a situation where we need assistance in the form of tech support. Most companies staff for this. If someone sends me an email complaining about one of my sites, I deal with it or have an employee handle it. I pay someone to talk with the person and deal with it. This is the American way and has been the backbone of some of the most successful companies. It costs money to be good at something for everyone, not just the people who can figure your product out, but everyone… All companies plan for this, well almost all… Google makes a ton of money, they work for the stock holders, not the consumers using the products. This relationship that they have with the consumers is not what it seems. Google does not offer one-on-one support for all of its products, rather only a very few of them. What this means is, when your working it is great and probably cheap but if it stops working you are up a creek unless you can make enough internet noise to make a difference. Google knows this and uses there power to hide the enormous amount of user frustration they have in their base. At some point the “beer googles” will come off and people will see just how shallow this data mining company is. Unfortunately they teach it from the top as employees are encouraged to brag on “how big” google really is. A recent blog post by a google employee highlights the desire to explain to you why you will not get support and why people are out of work…

DeWitt Clinton
Jul 23, 2011 – Public
Thought of the day:

If you have a billion users, and a mere 0.1% of them have an issue that requires support on a given day (an average of one support issue per person every three years), and each issue takes 10 minutes on average for a human to personally resolve, then you’d spend 19 person-years handling support issues every day.

If each support person works an eight-hour shift each day then you’d need 20,833 support people on permanent staff just to keep up.

That, folks, is internet scale.

 

DeWitt has an interesting point here but I am going to take it local for a minute.  If company A sends the IT guy packing because they moved their email to google, company A should expect really cheap email both in service and in support, meaning almost none…   Google is not going to staff support, they already admit that as it hurts stock price and their profits.    I remember a site that calculated how many IT jobs are lost in companies when google services are implemented and also showed the internal IT satifaction level drop in the 12 months after.   I guess google must assume we will get used to the mediocre service and lack of real support.  It is funny since I had my beer googles on for a very long time and in the last couple years since I have changed back to “non-google” services business has skyrocketed….
Suggest you take the beer googles off yourself and see how much of your business google is costing you.

Globally,Google is not as trusted as you would think as this revealing statistic points out…
Google search, Docs, Blogger and YouTube, are blocked in 25 of the 100 countries where it operates. 

Homewood Police shoot stray dog

Homewood Police Cruiser

Homewood Police CruiserAnd scold residents for watching them do it…

Today in Homewood a resident called about a stray dog that had ran after an older lady who was holding a child. Homewood Police’s animal control arrived and while assessing the situation, “got scared” and called for backup due to a dangerous dog. The Homewood police respond with three units. One of these units pulls up and gets out, dog runs out playfully and the Homewood cop shot it. The onlookers that included women and children were horrified as one would imagine. As mothers are tending to the crying children the Homewood cop then tosses the now dead dog onto the hood and proceeds to drive away.

These people are sworn to protect and serve. They are paid from tax dollars of the successful people that live within the boundaries of their city and yet when confronted about their handling of the whole situation they blamed the residents for watching. I can not say I am surprised by the Homewood police and their actions, they seem to have a different level of understanding to what “to serve and protect” really means.