SURVIVAL: What can we learn from Paris?

Thursday, November 19, 2015


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III. We Have Been Confronted with—and Solved—This Problem Before 

The most important point to bear in mind is that we have been down this road before. Yes, we have faced the threat of terror, and overcome it. In fact, we can identify four distinct waves: the pre-World War One era, World War Two, the Cold War, and now, the Long War on Terror.

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It would seem that “tolerance” is passé.

We have to get tough with both the inside and outside threats. That doesn’t mean bomb everything in sight. In fact, it may mean less bombing. And, less immigration with stricter standards and vetting.

Personally, I think ending Gooferment welfare for both individuals and Crony Capitalists would go a long way to turning the situation around.

One of the cry of the “migrants” in Europe is “give us money”. That’s exactly the wrong thing to do. In the legal immigration wave of the Italians, the Irish, the Poles, etc. etc., no one got anything for free.

Hard? Yes, but necessary. 

The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. It doesn’t do “charity” well. 

Since the Left often says: “don’t let a good crisis go to waste”, “We, The Sheeple” should use this one to clean house.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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Yet in the end, these gun controls appear as impotent against determined attackers as do gun-free zones in the United States. These laws create an uneven playing field, where the terrorist and criminal are armed, but law abiding citizens–even hundreds of them at a time–are soft targets for lawless men with bad intentions.

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It certainly seems that one lesson from Paris is that “gun bans” don’t work.

Hopefully some sanity on this topic will seep into “We, The Sheeple”.

“Gun Free Zones”, like “drug free zones”, just are pathetically stupid guarantees of “target rich environments”.

What can we do to convince the politicians and bureaucrats — and their accomplices in the media — to put their collective heads out of their <synonym for a bunch of donkeys> and end these “killing zones”.

You can’t unstrike the gong, can’t roll back the clock, and can’t change criminal behavior by wishing it away.


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POLITICAL: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


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Hollande is likely to get a great deal of such support. Because in one night of slaughter, the attacks in Paris have caused the tectonic plates of geopolitics to shift sharply rightward, and no one will be unaffected. The new axis of opinion in the U.S. and Western European countries is plainly going to be harsher, more interventionist and less tolerant of, well, tolerance. Americans were already beginning to lose their post-Iraq war squeamishness about intervening overseas: a November Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by a 54-38 percent margin, backed sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq. It’s safe to assume we’re about to grow more even more interventionist in mood, and Obama, as is his wont, may well follow the public temper, stepping up the minimalist approach he’s taken to countering Islamic State in Iraq and Syria so far.

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One can only hope that “We, The Sheeple” get smarter and not let this turn into more interventionism.

One can assume that the Donald will be swept into office with his gruff, but surprisingly anti-war, ideas. The wall will be built. The “refugee resettlement” will end BHO44’s attempt to remake America into a Democratic paradise of European Socialism. And, hearts will be hardened.

I hope that we learn the lesson that America’s crude use of force to topple “bad guys” has caused this “blowback”. 

I would assume that the terrorists hit Paris because they can’t hit us here. … … Yet!

As I said to a certain young lady last night: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

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POLITICAL: What the government is not

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Case for Austerity
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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Government is not a jobs program, and government is not your caretaker. Government is an arrangement made by free individuals to protect their rights and their property.

It doesn’t take $3.6 trillion a year to do that effectively in America today. I doubt it takes a trillion. We must swallow the bitter pill of austerity now, on our own terms, while we are still the undisputed leader of the free world and while we still have a Constitution, so that we can restore our prosperity in a way consistent with personal liberty.

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Certainly seems that the 15T$ national debt is OUR problem.

If we were all on the same page, then we could amortize that over generations.

Bet we could sell 50 year bonds!

But we’re not even on the same planet as some people.

The Tea Party and the Occupy folks were all screaming about the same thing. Crony Capitalism, Regulatory Capture, and Rule by the Effete Elite. (imho)

Time to cut spending. And get everyone back to work.

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