QUOTE: Losses

“And I’ve lost her … . I’m so sad that I don’t have … . But I’m so grateful that she was with me … . And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” — Chuck Noland ala Tom Hanks in Cast Away (2000) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162222/quotes

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GUNS: Norway massacre; a failure to defend oneself


Norway: ‘At least 87’ killed in terror attacks
Gunman massacres teenagers at summer camp after explosion rocks centre of Oslo.
By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent12:05AM BST 23 Jul 2011

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Relations and friends of those caught up in the attack were warned not to phone in case the ringing gave away the location of those hiding from the gunman.

“We were in the grass. We had to be quiet as we hid,” said Lisa Irene Johansen, one of the crowd. “He was wearing a police uniform, with a shooting vest, and there was complete panic as he shot.”

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Score another massacre for the “no guns” culture.

For the cost of one of those expensive phones, one person could have ended this shooting spree.

I don’t understand people. Self-defense is both a RIGHT and a RESPONSIBILITY.

And, the beauty of allowing people to defend themselves, the whole flock of Sheeple are defended.

Even a girlie 380 “pocket rocket”, aimed badly at the killer, could have turned the day. Surely the killer had to reload? To kill 80+.

When do “We, The Sheeple” wake up and say enough is enough. Wishing guns away works as well as wishing drugs away.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” —- Robert A. Heinlein

Good people, when permitted to defend themselves, will defend civil society.

I’d even assert that the mere POSSIBILITY of a “few sheepdog in the flock” would be enough to discourage criminals.

Who’d want to be on receiving end of some crazy woman’s “pea shooter”? Even wearing a vest wouldn’t be a guarantee of safety. Ever seen how people shoot? While the may aim for the center of mass, that isn’t where the bullet always winds up.

I’m for unrestricted carry.

Don’t tell me we need instacheck; that means that the criminals buy guns on the street where they always have.

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Update: Norway police arrive 90 minutes after firing began

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RANT: The Social Security ‘Trust Fund’


The Fraud of the Social Security ‘Trust Fund’ Exposed by a Most Unlikely Source

by DON BOUDREAUX on JULY 16, 2011


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Today’s Wall Street Journal exposes the lie that is the so-called “Social Security Trust Fund” – and further reveals the disgraceful flippancy with which politicians and their go-fers mislead the public about it.

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An I.O.U. that you write to yourself and that you yourself hold might be a useful accounting device, but it is not wealth. Unfortunately, many politicians and bureaucrats enamored with Social Security lie (the word is not too strong) repeatedly about the nature of these bonds and what they imply about the solvency of Social Security.

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Using the word “trust” in connection with ANY politician and or bureaucrat is the height of stupidity.

As I tell jobseekers, “the only paycheck you can count on is the ones that you have cashed”.

How can we convince “We, The Sheeple” that there is no “Trust Fund”. If the money was given to MetLife, Prudential, or even used to buy a farm or a factory. That has a chance to bear fruit in future years.

Even if one bought an annuity with their “Social Security Insurance” “contributions”, then you’d have a chance of a return. Even a Ponzi scheme is more moral; the scammer can’t MAKE you give your wealth away. The Gooferment will kill you if you don’t.


Frau Reinke paid in for years, got 8 months back, and I got her $225 death “benefit”. For decades of “contributions”!

Disgraceful. Robbery.

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