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Thank You Mister Bowman!
If you can help a child get excited about Math, you’ll help them explore worlds and dimensions far beyond their own.Continue reading →
Really Simple Early American History 100 — The Beginnings
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to keep it so simple that even liberals and recent public school indoctrinates can grasp it.Continue reading →
These are Not Your Father’s Video Games
What causes a person to shoot up a school; or any place for that matter?
My parent’s generation was wrong about a lot of things. Playing in the fresh dew didn’t give you Polio, your eyes wouldn’t stick that way and much to the disappointment of teenage boys, Rock and Roll didn’t turn teenage girls into sluts. Yet, in spite of a youthful pledge not to turn into them, I now find myself mumbling…
“What’s the matter with kids today?”
META is one of the next steps!Continue reading →
School Shootings, Mass Murder, Workplace Violence and Guns
Originally Published: May, 2012
I went to school at a different time, the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a rural area, and most people in the area had guns.
The last thing I, or any of my classmates would have dreamed of, however, would have been to shoot or seriously injure someone. Like everyone else I watched Elmer Fudd point a shotgun at Buggs Bunny’s face and pull the trigger. All that happened to Buggs was a soot-covered face. We knew, however, that you don’t point a real shotgun at a person.
Back Then, We Knew the Difference Between Fantasy and Reality
Killing a human being just wasn’t a concept in my mind, or in the minds of my fellow students. A respect for life was something we knew instinctively in our souls.
What Could Have Changed?Continue reading →
When Guns are Finally Banned
Originally Published June 2014
After you have disarmed all of the law abiding citizens, how do you plan to even the playing field by disarming the gangs, criminals and would-be tyrants who won’t obey any law?
As with drug and alcohol prohibition, a huge black market for illegal firearms spawns a new, more sophisticated network of organized crime.
The illegal gun market explodes. Gun smuggling and black-market gun sales are now big business.
Basement machine shops are set up to make black-market guns. The majority are poorly manufactured and many are unsafe in any hands. Substandard ammunition is also manufactured in basements and garages to feed the black-market needs. Accidental gun deaths rise.
The BATF has the same success in its ‘War on Guns’ as the DEA has with the drug war — none.Continue reading →
A De-evolution of Leadership
We are searched when we travel, they read our e-mails, tap our phones, confiscate our nail clippers invade our private lives from the bedroom to nursery, and generally treat us like the criminals they swore to protect us from.
Once, great masters of our own domain, we have become mere pawns on someone else’s political chessboard. And they are doing it all ‘for our own good.’Continue reading →
No Govt. Mandated Chip Implants Needed
While the idea may seem repugnant to some and just crazy paranoid to others, there are a lot of tech-crazy trail-blazers who think that an ear-bud is too cumbersome, or that if it says ‘Apple’ on it, they have to have it. . These people will be enough to push-start the market to its eventual conclusion.
These devices won’t come from the NSA or any other three-letter-agency, but from companies like Verizon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
Pharmacy employees at Best-Buy and Wal-Mart will be trained to perform the (by then) simple procedure.
The “bleeding edge” people will “pre-order” their implants and then stand in line overnight, in the rain to be the first to get them.Continue reading →
Parents of Special Needs Children Want Cops to Know …
I received this idea, and the included ‘list’ from a friend who is raising several ‘Special Needs’ children. Her kids are bright, fun to be around, generally polite and soft-spoken. Because of their particular issues, however, they can, … Continue reading →
Things Cops Know (and want the public to know)
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common sense, most should be obvious, a few are “Officer” Murphy’s Laws and a lot are hilarious!Continue reading →
Things The Public Wants Cops to Know
Quite a few years ago, I started collecting “Things Cops Want You to Know” and posting the best online here. The suggestions I received from the law enforcement community were a colorful mixture of facts, fun and folklore, … Continue reading →
You Don’t Know Me — And I Have a Gun.
You don’t know me, or maybe you do, and just don’t know it.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd. I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
PS: Please be advised that the majority of legal gun owners also think the morons walking through department stores with carbines just to make a point are idiots too.Continue reading →
Barbara Walters and Sen. Ed Brooke – The Story Behind the Photo
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. … Continue reading →
The Crystal Tower at the Embassy of Iran
Among my regular ‘beats’ in the 70’s and 80’s were many of the receptions, parties and celebrations at various embassies and chanceries around Massachusetts Avenue. Several ambassadors had reputations for holding ‘first-class blasts.’ The hands down winner for … Continue reading →
Pete Seeger – The Story Behind the Photo
Everyone should have spent an hour in a room with Pete Seeger. — The world might be a better place if they did. And I’m a Republican!Continue reading →
1949 – There is Still Nothing New in the World
Learning from History Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that the problem is not the … Continue reading →
What is it with the Jews, anyway?
Originally Published: 2016 I can’t believe that I’ve managed to reach my ripe old age and still haven’t managed to find a reason to hate Jews. What am I missing? I grew up in a small Southern Virginia … Continue reading →