Friday, August 24, 2007

Plus l'Espere Pour La Belle France

There are more signs of hope for la belle France occurring; they just had their Country Western Festival.

I hope they Cowboy up to resist the socialist elements within their country and embrace their inner Charles Martel.

Hat tip to No Pasaran.

More On The Racist Roots of Gun Control

Of Arms And The Law pointed out this interesting article on the racist roots of gun control. This I post as an epilogue to the oppressive measure in Missouri requiring citizens since 1921 of every purchase of a handgun be approved by the sheriff's department in the applicant's county.

Go ye forth and read the whole thing.

Japanese "Helicopter Destroyer" Launched

Japan launched its first aircraft carrier since World War II helicopter destroyer today. References to the significance to this can be found here at my earlier post.

This plays against the Chinese efforts to build an aircraft carrier force.

Good times no doubt in the strategic chokepoints of the Pacific rim to follow no doubt.

Hat tip to Galrahn.

Evolution In Action?

Vervet monkeys are devouring a Nigerian farming communities crops.

It is no surprise that animals will come looking for an easy meal.

What is surprising is these monkeys do not fear the women of the village and reportedly are communicating via gestures their contempt when they identify the women.

Other reports note the group of monkeys are also killing livestock and guard dogs.

What the village needs is a couple of claymores or at least a dozen shotguns.

A couple of blasts from armed outraged farmers would incline the monkeys to move elsewhere.

Apparently the villagers however are unarmed and have had to appeal to their government for help. And we all know the likelihood of anything constructive being done by the government about such a problem in any period of time let alone fast enough to save this community's harvest.

While monkey's humiliating villagers and eating their crops may sound funny there is a dire risk of starvation for the village's people especially children and the infirm who are most at risk.

This is another example of what is wrong with being disarmed; you are unable to deal with nonhuman threats to your food source.

Vegans beware this puts you all that much closer to a move down the pyramid from top predator to prey. With the inability to supplement your diet with meat and a philosophical unwillingness to defend yourselves you place yourselves in extinction's waiting room.

Friday, August 17, 2007

For Your Family

An Arizona Peace Officer put his two cents regarding defending your family in this editorial in the Arizona Republic.

I can say nothing he did not say himself:

Whatever it requires, no member of this family will become someone's victim.

As a police officer, I was always armed. I extended that umbrella of protection to each member of the family in the form of common sense precautions.

I could immediately recognize someone who did not belong in our neighborhood. Security doors were installed on outside doorways. In addition to my service weapon, I always kept a loaded gun in the house.

I can hear the grannies, male and female, now: "Eeek! A loaded gun! I'm afraid of guns and don't want one near me!" That is an illogical and emotional response comparable to being afraid of your spare tire. The philosophy that supports the possession and use of a defensive weapon is precisely the same as that which supports the spare tire in your vehicle: It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

When our children were very small, I had occasion to be out of town overnight. At a very late hour, someone attempted to kick in the front door. He did not leave until my wife threatened to shoot through the door. The situation was resolved with no shots fired, by a person who had a defensive weapon and knew how to use it. The kids were a little frightened by all the racket, but very much alive. I should add there was no 911 at that time.

Go ye forth and Read The Whole Thing.

Hat tip to Says Uncle.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Findings On Armed Assailants

Xavier Thoughts has a post detailing violent encounters between felons and law enforcement officers.

There are many lessons to be gleaned from this for those who are not law enforcement officers.

1. Be aware of your surroundings
2. You will likely not be the first to fire.
3. Be conscious of behaviors in individuals indicating they are armed
4. Do not trust the "gentler gender"
5. When in doubt find cover (not concealment)
6. Fight like your life hangs in the balance (it does).

Go ye forth and read the whole thing

Friday, August 03, 2007

Obama Rama

Apparently presidential hopeful, at least in his own eyes, Barak Obama the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois's romance with the neighbor's canine is not finished just yet.

Hot on the heels of calling for invading Pakistan, a nation with its own nuclear arsenal, Obama has now stated flatly that he would under no circumstances use nuclear weapons.

In comments over the use of nuclear weapons, Mr Obama ruled out the use of such weapons to go after al-Qaeda or Taliban targets in Afghanistan or Pakistan, prompting Ms Clinton to say presidents never take the nuclear option off the table.

Presidents since the Cold War have used nuclear deterrence to keep the peace. And I don't believe that any president should make any blanket statements with respect to the use or non-use of nuclear weapons
New York Senator Hilary Clinton

Mr Obama's nuclear position came a day after he vowed he would be willing to strike al-Qaeda targets inside Pakistan with or without the approval of the government of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

That's right ladies and gentlemen, after calling for invading a country with nuclear weapons he states he will never use them irregardless of the provocation.

Nice to know which presidential candidate would allow authoritarian states like China, Russia and every third world dictator who can buy a nuclear weapon be able to kill millions of U.S. citizens without the fear of retaliation.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Obama's "Segolene" Moment

Illinois socialist Democrat Senator Barak Obama has had a “Segolene” moment when he called for invading Pakistan. Much like the unsuccessful socialist candidate for France’s presidency Segolene Royal who stated, “Liberty and sovereignty for Quebec reflect our shared common values.", Senator Obama called for invading a sovereign nation. While Pakistan is troubled with extremists, President Musharaf has been cooperating with the U.S.A. regarding our war on terrorism.

Naivety aside what makes this comment worse is the ignorance or disregard for the fact that Pakistan is a nation with a nuclear arsenal of its own. I doubt it would take much persuasion to move the entire region to become less cooperative regarding our aims.

For example India, the world’s most populous democracy, would not be strengthening ties with a nation that would move them closer to the outright nuclear war they have been avoiding with Pakistan. This warming of relations between the United States of America and India occurring now after decades of the Cold War where they were more closely aligned with the late, unlamented Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is precisely the wrong moment to be antagonizing an increasingly strategic partner. I doubt it would take much to ruin the cooperation and economic opportunity that we have cultivated with India of late.

The part that saddens me is the individuals who support Sen. Obama’s bid for the presidency probably do not understand the danger that this lack of knowledge regarding international affairs presents.

For those who do not understand what a disaster a lack of insight into foreign affairs and history is click this link.