Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Guns, UFOs & Chaos Palpable in One Second or Less

In the sixties, I fired the M-16 on an Air Force rifle range.  In years since, I've done very little shooting and I don't hunt.  Personal protection, of course, is another matter for most folks.

You haven't heard all the reasons why we should maintain personal firepower at its current level -- reasons why we should keep the guns and ammo coming, without taxation, without prejudice for the law-abiding. Yes, guns.  That's correct, semi-automatic weapons for the people.  For you and for your teenagers.  For your protection.  As we've mentioned previously, the Second Amendment is not about hunting.  It is about being prepared for all the things we hope never happen. 

No, I'm not poised to bombard you with conspiratorial nonsense or UFO theories -- but I am going to start out with an aspect of UFO events well-documented in the literature, and we'll wrap this all neatly together in the end as we suggest a possible future emergency.  No, for today's entry UFOs aren't involved, but UFO history matters.  It has a bearing on that other reason to keep extraordinary armaments around the house, and more appropriately, around the neighborhood.  I say, keep your weapons, and let's not have new regulations allowing the feds to record every gun in your house.  Anyway. . .

As usual, I'm writing this from memory because I've no Internet access at the moment and (ditto as usual) my print references are unavailable.  However, as I recall it was 1957 in or near Levelland, Texas when several car engines and their electrical systems failed during an early morning UFO encounter, and all systems returned to normal after UFO departure.  The Levelland incidents were important particularly because these are some of the earliest instances of possible UFO energy interference noted in the literature -- though they are hardly unique.

In fact, numerous cases of apparently close-approach, UFO-related automobile and aircraft electrical interference and home / neighborhood power failures are on record.  In this respect, Spielberg's movie, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" drew from evidence, not fiction.

During the great Northeast U.S. power failure of November 9, 1965, I and other researchers stayed busy speaking with and taking written reports from hundreds of witnesses, who remained certain they had witnessed UFO activity in several states as the blackout occurred, throwing millions into evening darkness.  Every few years, witnesses from that frenzied time still turn up.  Should you wonder about the seriousness of the UFO issue in relation to the blackout, please consult the Internet, where you can easily find testimony before Congress by the late atmospheric physicist and UFO investigator, Dr. James E. McDonald (a visit to nicap.org would also be helpful via its search engine and free download online book section).

The late author John G. Fuller wrote about UFO-related power problems as well, a phenomenon known throughout the world, and when UFO activity picked up during periods in the 1960s and seventies, strange objects were often seen hovering near power lines and other energy sources as areas were plunged into darkness, or electrical equipment and TVs experienced profound interruptions in operation.

In the distant past, I wrote articles for national publications suggesting that sound waves -- ultrasonics -- could be responsible for such activity and loss, and indeed ultrasound is not out of the question (though the late former NASA scientist Paul R. Hill took me to task a bit in his book, and I'm perfectly happy that he did because I'm in no way an expert regarding sound; on the other hand, the ultrasound article I initially wrote for The A.P.R.O. Bulletin was reviewed by a scientist and that one found my ideas plausible).  However, purely from historical observation I'm really forced to embrace the idea that close encounter UFO interference may primarily involve electromagnetic effects.  The organization NICAP investigated and published such cases decades ago.  And this is where I exit the UFO discussion, because we've finally reached the words that count.  Electromagnetic effects.

For decades UFO researchers were familiar with the term, electromagnetic effects -- but only in recent years has everybody on the street become acquainted with the term EMP, abbreviation for electromagnetic pulsation, and most specifically an EMP refers to an electromagnetic pulsation device.  The very words fill government security experts with terror, and should.  EMP is very much a human invention and there is no reason to look for extraterrestrial origins or something light years beyond prosaic sources.

It might only take a specially equipped aircraft, or more likely a high-altitude missile to deliver an explosive EMP charge which effectively destroys anything and everything digital for miles around -- or much further, as there are hardly limits.   Automobile and aircraft computer systems, zapped forever.  No cell phones, no cell towers, no iPads, no TVs, no games, no water delivery or electricity.  Energy systems everywhere within wide range would go down, and unless and until the computer components can be restored all goes and stays silent.  Instant electronic trash by millions of units.  Hospitals, police & fire digital communication -- everything, wiped out.  Military communication -- ghost land.  In that worst case scenario, people would survive the EMP (unless something deadly nuclear or ??? accompanied the shock wave), but might indeed wish themselves dead because they would essentially be thrown back a century or two at the snap of an EMP finger.  Unlike those UFO incidents mentioned above, these EM effects are permanent.

So, suppose the worst.  Everybody becomes instantly vulnerable.  Food will run out and water may be scarce.  Tempers will flare.  Cities will erupt in chaos after just a few days.  Many of us will become monsters in our panic and rage, and killers and diseases will proliferate.  National borders may largely become unprotected -- and who knows what outsiders will cross into the United States, taking full opportunity to inflict damages unknown?

There may be revolution and utter anarchy for a while.  Or longer.  There may be no good choices, only the best of the worst.  Locally?  Nationally?  Globally?

Well, you know where this is going.  If this extremely likely event occurs -- and even I, as a layman who simply blogs about things in my head, believe it's more a tentative case of when, not if -- our society will need big, bad, scary guns, all varieties, to stay safe against whatever enemies, within or without, who wish to claim and demolish what's left of our lives.  We in the USA are almost unique with our ability to tell the government to leave our guns alone for the most part, and more than ever it may be essential and, indeed, urgent to keep what we have and stock up with more guns and ammo.  At what point can we not even trust our government?  I trust our military, but some of our leaders seem to have real anti-Constitution, evil intentions toward individual freedoms on their minds.  You probably know some of the names, and most of these "gun control" cowards or ill-advised agenda-mad dolts crusade "for the children."  Bull crap.  They hide behind children to pass their agendas.  The dead children and adults in Newtown became leftist political pawns even before their bodies left the school. Witness the president and his televised pleas for legislation serving only to paint a target on law-abiding Americans.

What to do?  You might call or write your Congressional offices and tell them that the EMP threat is real, you feel concerned, and our society needs its firearms for any eventuality arising out of an EMP disaster.  Always remember -- the Second Amendment is not about hunting, and government officials intent upon sweeping that little truth aside while they try to control us and gain more power know it very well.  They, not we, are currently the raging paranoid influence, but that’s not how Americans are painted on this government’s radar screen.

THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS GORT:  I watched as little as possible of President Obama's re-occupation ceremonies, and I must say he's enjoyed immense success to date by maintaining his position as Impeachment-in-Waiting-in-Chief.  One continues to hope that common sense particles fall out of the sky and infect a significant portion of the U.S. population, and in the meantime I’ll continue to entertain my obviously irrational fear that this man surrounds himself and the White House with some very bad people: His friends and advisers.

He began to speak, and infatuated crowds below roared with excitement, hungry for more.  Utilizing the authoritative -- authoritarian -- voice the nation has come to know as a symbol of his arrogance, and self-knowledge that he knows what's best via Executive Order, he seemed much like Klaatu, ready to board a spaceship with Gort and leave the planet after warning and threatening the world of horrors unknown if we refuse to shape up and pay up in ways he thinks best.  Climate change, guns, immigration and -- and for the longest time the crowds before him resembled residents of a third world country being lectured by a dictator, cheering him on as his words all but guaranteed they and their descendants will be paying off the debts he incurs, with the help of a disturbingly willing Congress, for decades to come.  Yes, his speech clearly demonstrated that Obama believes in representative government. . . as long as he's the person representing it. 

Sooner or later, I wonder if this president and his merry band of misadventure socialists are going down politically, either through historical references or -- more appropriately -- by way of the legal system, via their own actions, before the next presidential election.  The only thing propping up this bunch is an incredibly masterful public relations factory of deception.  Dunno, maybe we should build extra prisons now, though a Congress already littered with potential inmates might be a tad reluctant to pony up the funds.

IT'S A (DIRTY) GREEN WORLD AFTER ALL:  News reports indicate that the mob in Italy is heavily connected with the alternative energy "industry," and all the wrong people are becoming fabulously rich with fraudulent schemes.  So if they're called the mob in Italy, what do we call wealthy U.S. proponents of failed alternative energy scams which seem to have proliferated like mold under the Obama Administration?  Yes, some of the names are familiar, but what's the designation?  Maybe enviro-thugs.

ABOUT PHIL MICKELSON WHO GOLFS AND DOES OTHER THINGS ALIEN TO ME:  Good for him, too bad he apologized about his California tax comments.  Everybody's taxes are too high, and this Administration's determination to vampire-suck tax money in great quantity from the wealthy  is a disgrace -- one that can't help but eventually filter down to the rest of us as this bunch spends, spends and spends.  Obama needs to learn a lesson from the former president of France, who deserted his own country (!) to settle in England because taxes are considerably less -- as actor Gerard Depardieu (which I can't spell either, because I'm not near the Web right now) left France and moved to Russia (!!!) because of the French tax burden.  In the USA, watch not only for a significant number of the wealthy to leave, but the "brain drain" will intensify as this calculating leadership rushes to pursue more taxes -- and consequential third world standards -- and unwittingly assures profound unemployment among a burgeoning national population of illegals-turned-honored-guests who can neither read nor write nor problem-solve, nor care to learn how.

EXCUSE MY CONFUSION WITH THIS INTRUSION, BUT it appears we can send F-16s, tanks and a couple of billion dollars to Egypt for the Muslim Brotherhood to feast upon and perhaps use for violent purposes, but Obama and his cult won't trust the American people with the Second Amendment and their own guns without significant changes.  I guess that shows which side his bread is buttered on, as they used to say on the farm.  Has the word impeachment ever taken up so much space in your head that you can almost taste it?

HILLARY CLINTON ON STAGE:  It was a long time coming, but after a concussion, a blood clot and just maybe drama class 101, Hillary Clinton testified before Congress regarding Benghazi and four American deaths that never should have happened.  Her tears would have been more convincing if not for the fact that at least one family member of one of the dead hadn't already emphasized previously that his encounter with Hillary was actually quite cold -- and not the emotion-filled tear-jerker she seemed to weave before Congress.  In fact, the family member said much the same about his brief meeting with the president at the same time, as bodies were returned to the U.S. And doesn't this president just seem light years away from the Benghazi mess by now?  Extremely interesting was the fact that the hearing was quickly ended when a Republican representative from Texas asked the all-important question, why was the ambassador where he was in Benghazi?  What was he doing?  Anyway, Hillary's success as secretary of state is more than visible in the "Arab Spring" disaster as it continues to spread from country to country, and it's kind of hard to see what international good resulted from her puff piece as secretary because the USA is still hated and endangered by the world's thugs.  Benghazi?  We don't know much more than we knew before.  And I've a feeling that the people of Egypt, currently taking to the streets violently because they know what's coming under the Muslim Brotherhood, aren't quite so thankful to the Obama Admin or Hillary Clinton.  Speaking of Mr. Morsi, one wonders if the Egyptian people, betrayed in every way, will reach common ground with the police and just give the man a necktie party.  You can’t dig your way out of an Islamo-fascist rat hole with a shovel of diplomacy – a lesson Obama’s State Department either cannot or will not learn.

PARDON ME, BUT DID WE SAY THUGS?  It looks more and more as though Syria should be left alone by everybody because the "freedom fighters" appear entrenched with some very bad people (wave hello-o-o-o-o, Al Qaeda) whose potential rule would be even more disastrous for the people.  Russia may be right, this time -- let the Syrian government triumph.  Meanwhile, just days after North Korea seemed to be tilting a tad diplomatically to the West, its young ruler now attacks like a mad dog, vowing that the U.S. is North Korea's bitter enemy and assures our destruction via its increasingly worrying nuclear bomb capabilities.  Watch our -- new -- secretary of state try to be reasonable and offer mega-tons of food or some taxpayer-draining compromise, which will be gratefully accepted until it's actually delivered, at which time we'll be threatened to the core as the whole familiar cycle starts all over again.  Our good buddies in China need to adjust the N. Korean leash, if they can stop hacking into our computers and stealing copyrighted things long enough to devote their attention in this direction.

PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATIONS OF THE RICH AND FOOLISH:  By the time the presidential elections of 2016 roll around, cool heads on the Republican side are sure to run recordings of Hillary saying, "What difference does it make?" at the Benghazi hearing, should she attempt running for prez.  One might also expect that recorded visions of NY Governor, and quite possibly megalomaniac, Andrew Cuomo shouting like a crazy person as he publicly shreds the Second Amendment -- while simultaneously promising to make New York the most progressive state in the country -- will also be played by the other side.  It will be interesting to see if some of the radical political leftists come out of hiding to proclaim, as we've recently observed in news reports, that the U.S. Constitution just doesn't measure up anymore.  Hmm.

JAKE TAPPER IN THE WILD:  I'm really late in mentioning this, but I find it intriguing that Tapper, now at CNN, jumped ship at ABC right after daring to throw Obama a logical and ego-destroying question about gun violence at a press conference.  Tapper, about whom I wrote in an addendum to my older blog entry re the "balloon boy" incident, "Jake Tapper, thank you for being you," always impressed me as one of a very few current TV journalists who actually do the work and hold the promise for future integrity in reporting.  Good luck to 'im.

THE TWO MILLION DEGREE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM:  Once again, a contingent of real scientists seems to be looking up toward the sun while in contemplation of climate change, unlike our president and other world leaders (and those Italian mob people, of course) who are hell bent upon blaming human interaction with the earth for everything appearing to go climate-bonkers.  I'm still betting on the sun, too.   Trouble is, if the sun causes these troublesome cycles in large part, nobody's going to get their little hands on the 12-14 or so trillion dollars suggested to somehow combat climate change evils.  I'm not the world's brightest bulb in any respect, but it's an embarrassment to live, not during an industrial revolution, but instead during a dumb-ass revolution.  Their influence is everywhere, and the path begins in Washington, D.C.

WOMEN IN COMBAT (OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE):  Not really anxious to get into this, but okay, tell you what:  Forget basic training and the obstacle course -- if you ladies can survive the thrills and brutality of a "blanket party" thrown by all the guys in the military barracks, maybe you're qualified.  Yes, I have a personal experience with a blanket party (for the uninformed, willing participants amaze and surprise you by throwing a blanket over your head and body and then you get pummeled), as do many military personnel through the ages.  But to add a little sobriety here, it all depends upon whether women can carry the wounded and other heavy objects during combat, and I've heard pro and con comments from both men and women who have served.  In any event, I look forward to neither American military men nor women being taken hostage by sub-animal cockroach radical Islamists.

SPEAKING OF THAT PARTICULAR ASPECT OF ISLAM  I'm not surprised at all that "alleged" Fort Hood murderer Major/Dr Hassan's lawyers are doing all they can to take the death penalty off the table.  Once the nonsense is over and the damned beard is or is not shaved, and this incredible throwback piece of kitty litter is found guilty, anything less than death will demonstrate that the U.S. military, already being gutted by Obama, is well on the way to becoming clawless and toothless.  May as well make "The Blind Sheik" secretary of defense -- or will Mr. Obama be sending that cockroach back to Egypt as a good will gesture soon?

AND  THEN THERE'S MANTAI  T'EO AND AT LAST SPORTS ARE INTERESTING:  If my life had to be consumed with the activities of football players, I think I'd feel as though atrophied pieces of brain tissue had rattled all the way down to my toes.  Nevertheless, this guy -- look, if the phone relationship lasted for some four (?) years and went so-o-o-o-o well, even though the female voice, or even just the bonding technique on the other end of the phone belonged to a man, apparently a satisfying emotional bond was created.  My advice is that T'eo should meet the former / who-knows-secretly-current object of his affections and hook up for a possible gay marriage -- and as everybody knows, gay marriage is all the rage this year.  The media will embrace this, fellow teammates will groan in jealousy at the press coverage and the president will invite the couple for dinner at the White House, resulting in a new TV reality show guaranteed to run for years.  It's times like this when I wish my own U.S. Air Force had gone ahead with production and deployment of the "gay bomb" in the Middle East and elsewhere, because if any situation ever called for a gay bomb, this is it.    Sometimes, these little athletics industry matters can be settled so easily. 

DON'T STOP THERE, THE WHITE HOUSE EGO DEFLATION HAS JUST BEGUN:  The D.C. Circuit Court said President Obama violated the Constitution by filling vacancies at the National Labor Relations Board on his own.  Though this will be appealed to the Supreme Court (sigh. . .), I applaud the decision and encourage courts at all levels to find everything this man does as president illegal.  The term, abuse of power and the word, progressive seem so often made for one another.  I guess this decision is the sort of thing the president was talking about with the gun issue when he said we need common sense?  Looks like the courts had common sense, this time around.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BY NO OTHER NAME:  Notice how the media references Hispanics and illegal aliens as if they’re the same?  They are not.  There are legal Hispanic citizens in the country who work and vote and pay taxes – and then there are illegal Hispanics who are as far away from the first group as the moon.  So why does the media lump all Hispanics together, as if they’re one similar national group?  It’s as if all Hispanics are “for” making illegal aliens rock-hard legal, but that is hardly the case.  In fact, if I have this right, poll after poll shows Americans in general are opposed to amnesty – for any and all illegals, no matter their country of origin -- by at least 70 percent. 

So we’ve been invaded, what’s new, but now we’re expected to play kissy-face and be a welcome mat for millions who spit on American law, as well as making us foot the bill for their medical care and children’s education?  This brand of national government insanity couldn’t be straightened out on a psychiatrist’s sofa.  Some say 11 million illegals, but how does the government know?  It could be 20 million, 25 million, 35 million.  Nobody brings up the cost involved with this new legislation.  Who will pay in a USA already desperate for money to pay off debts?  Everybody knows Obama doesn’t care about cost, he wants no debt limits whatsoever as his ego and agenda plow forward.  Adding to the circus, too many members of Congress worry more about elections than doing the right thing. 

If this tragically sweet reward for criminal aliens makes it through Congress , it’s hard to imagine much left of our country, the country we knew growing up.  Unfortunately, there are well-organized groups and individuals out there, damned near (and probably are) communists, and their scumbag attorneys who don’t care about the country’s future.  I suspect one could come up with quite a lengthy list of America haters among the amnesty-now bunch.  We can’t produce the funding to keep the military strong, but apparently there’s a bag of fairy dust somewhere to pay for rewarding criminal aliens – and just wait until they start bringing their relatives here from other countries under, eventually, perfectly legal circumstances.  As a veteran, I’m outraged at this pathway to. . .well, I have in mind the word tyranny, not amnesty.

Just exactly what good is there anymore in being a born-here or legally naturalized American citizen?  Americans exist as little more than a source of income for increasingly expensive and widening government programs, and as surely as I’m typing this rant today, Obama voters and their offspring, along with Americans who knew better at the voting booth, are destined to be taxed as never before. The illegal, oops, I mean criminal, that is, the aliens, um, the. . .the new Americans will thank you, and if they really want to feel like citizens, wait until they start paying taxes.  Uh, they will be paying taxes, won’t they?  I think you need jobs for that. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tiffany Thayer: The Old Goat Himself

Robbie Graham (Silver Screen Saucers -- see link) recently explored a series of science fiction movies due during 2013-2014, and among them will be a Robert Zemeckis project for Universal Pictures tentatively billed as Charles Fort.  Quoting The Hollywood Reporter, Graham's Web page states: 

"Fort, which is being described by some who know the material as a "period Ghostbusters," is the first project set up under Zemeckis and his Imagemovers' newly minted first-look deal with the studio [Universal].

Charles Fort was an early-twentieth-century American researcher and writer whose focus was "anomalous phenomena" and the unexplained. Books Fort wrote such as The Book of the Damned (1919) and New Lands (1923) were some of the first to explore everything from levitation and teleportation to alien abduction and other paranormal pursuits. Fort was essentially a curious skeptic who enjoyed collecting data to support explanations for things that he felt were no less possible than the scientifically accepted ones.

In addition to Zemeckis, Dark Horse's Mike Richardson is producing the film, as are Imagemovers partners Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey."

In the motion picture, Fort will be portrayed as something of a superhero anomaly fighter, and one suspects old Fort himself would have cracked a smile over the very idea.

While you may know something about Charles Fort simply because you maintain an interest in UFOs and subjects bordering upon the strange and unusual, you may not realize that Fort's friend Tiffany Thayer and a small cadre of famous writers organized The Fortean Society in 1931 in order to promote Fort's work.  Both Thayer (who died in 1959) and The Fortean Society (likewise deceased in 1959) are the subjects in detail of several Web sites, so I'm not going to burden the readers with needless repetition.

However, for history's sake here we'll just mention that Thayer was a minor actor early in his life, and author of  several books of fiction.  I happened upon a 1950 paperback copy of his 1937 hardcover work,  The Old Goat, a few years ago, pretty well yellowed and stained (I always wonder about the origin of ancient stains on old books -- or perhaps I'm better off overlooking such things. . .), and I've taken the liberty of reproducing a few views here.

It's interesting to note that Thayer wasn't easy to know.  He eventually kicked out Fortean Society members after various disagreements, and took over the editing and production of its journal, Doubt, by himself until his death.  Over the years, he developed numerous extreme, if not borderline crazy views, perhaps in keeping with the writing of his novels, the subjects and style of which often infuriated the critics.

The Fortean Society was reincarnated as the International Fortean Organization in the sixties by Ron and Paul Willis, who had acquired the Society's files, and sometime during that period I joined as a member and subscriber, and to this day I still chuckle because I was eventually appointed to the unpaid position of, and was listed as, audio-visuals editor --  for a grand total of one issue of the organization's INFO Journal, and during that time I performed no functions whatsoever.  Great job, though -- no stress!

GUNS, GUNS AND MORE GUNS:  A little more regarding President Obama, New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the others hitched to the gun violence train. . .These lawyer folk know very well--  and they know a lot of people don't know -- that the Second Amendment has nothing whatsoever to do with hunting and how many bullets you can have in a magazine.  The 2nd is all about being prepared for the government tyranny or enemy invasions which we hope and trust will never happen.  Nevertheless, the options for self and homeland protection are there, guaranteed in ways alien to most other countries.  Another problem is that once these people start legislating away our rights, they won't stop, advancing from one Amendment to the next.  One crisis leads to another, and they patiently wait to make their move at every opportunity, inciting public hysteria and panic to further their goals, chip by chip.  One needn't have, or even like, firearms to understand and appreciate the application of the Second Amendment to a free society.  Or did I mean to write somewhat free?

THE VATICAN  has piped up and said that President Obama's stance on gun control is a step in the right direction.  Yeah, well maybe those words would have come in handy during the early years of World War II when Nazi guns were decimating Jewish populations all over the world and barely a peep was heard -- but now that we're talking about law-abiding U.S. citizens, I guess guns are just plain bad, nasty and evil.  You know, I can't think of anything better than having the layout of my every day on this earth planned out by the United Nations and the Vatican -- and, hey, why don't you Vatican folk just concentrate your messages upon Catholic minds?  Good "heavens," if it's not some idiotic jihad perpetrated by Islamic crazies who've sniffed too many petroleum fumes over the centuries trying to kill us all, it's the Vatican or the UN advising Obama and friends.  This world's busybodies won't quit until there's not a single gun and ammo left in the hands of USA people who just might need them one day, just as we reach universal orgasm and start to think, wow, peace is finally here.  Beware, beware, beware.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Most Dangerous People in the World

Had I been born a centipede, I think I would use every foot under me to kick myself for remaining in New York State.  Yes, it has its finer points, but one really has to enjoy being taxed and regulated to death.  And if you don't live in what's commonly known as New York City, and instead reside "upstate" (which is almost anywhere that isn't the Big Apple and surrounding environs), you're almost irrelevant.  The most recent census indicates that New Yorkers have left the state in recent years by the millions.  New York government, you see, is acknowledged far and wide as the most corrupt and pathetically inefficient state government in the country.  It's also busted broke financially, carrying a deficit only a brain-eating zombie could overlook.  We harbor (I wanted to say tolerate, but we don't, except by the force of laws engineered by the guilty over time) a senate and assembly seated with a few members who should be arrested and/or imprisoned -- and some have been.  Not enough, sadly.  Maybe one day.

You already know that NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a "state of the state" speech a few days ago, because it needlessly made national headlines, and among all the fluff was a very energetic segment regarding gun control.  Did you see or hear it?  It was basically a load of crap because everybody suspects Cuomo, born of political family privilege and certainly unacquainted with or dusted up by the rigors of any military service, wants to run for president in 2016, and at this point the words absolutely must sound sincere and, well, presidential.   But -- talk about extreme!  The guy darned nearly reverberated like a madman, almost approaching a drool as he proclaimed his wish to make New York the most progressive state in the country, and frankly I'm surprised he didn't take off a shoe and pound it on the podium for good measure.  Nor did he mention one word about the curtailment of spending, and instead laid out ways to spend more money the state doesn't have.  Cuomo and Obama seem to have completed similar lessons in economics imparted by a voodoo math professor or something beyond monetary evil.

Generations come and go, but I think it's rather obvious that younger folk fail to take into account that the 1930s and 1940s didn't occur all that long ago.  It's only been a few decades, but as recently as then there were some very convincing folk in Germany who forced the people, with grace or other methods of persuasion, to surrender their guns, and most did.  Who needed guns when there were police and soldiers to protect everyone?  Unfortunately, the good times were already on the fade, and by the time the Nazis moved in to conquer the Jews, their  sympathizers and others who no longer had weapons, there was no hope remaining for the millions who certainly might have been in some position of strength, had personal firepower been available.

That's a very simplistic view of history, but a lesson nonetheless that should serve us well, except for our leaders who lead us in dangerous directions.  The future must not be ignored, and the future is not likely to be constructed of goodness and light among humans.  Indeed, who can promise a future devoid of skirmishes and threats as yet unknown?  Good grief, even Pravda reportedly warned us a few days ago not to let our government take the guns! 

Now, it so happens that I trust our military and, no matter what, they would never willingly attack or suppress our people.  But look around.  Home invasions by armed thugs have become common, and the Southern border has become a national pipeline for drug crimes and incredible firepower, the likes of which many can hardly imagine.  Budgets have resulted in less police, and police officers can't be everywhere at once anyway.  It shouldn't be out of the question to encourage the proliferation of all kind of guns among the innocent, because the criminals and mental cases already have them, and they intend to use them on those who can't fight back.  This isn't a rocket science thought.

Yet, Governor Cuomo, the President and a host of others who wield the powers of government -- supposedly for our benefit -- have merely assumed the ultimate transgression by trying to reshape the Second Amendment into a long-desired, foolishly engineered image.  The public hysteria train has once again departed the station on a national tour, and all the usual suspects are aboard, having waited impatiently for years for their moment under a blazing, bullet-ridden sun.  I once labored under the illusion that it was the Democrats who protected our rights, but it could not be any more obvious now that theirs is the real "party of no."  A "no" that continues with every victory they achieve.  Progressive.  The word sounds great though, doesn't it?  Progressively taking away our rights.  The words, wake up! are so, so old hat nowadays. . .and those who warn are portrayed as the extremists.

Cuomo and his collaborators intend to ban "assault" weapons and insure other measures, the most laughable being a requirement that mental health professionals who suspect gun-owning patients might do harm report these individuals so their weapons can be taken away.  Right, so. . .let's say some psychologist actually reports a patient. . .and the authorities come to that person's residence and leave with said gun or guns.  What's any self-respecting crazy person going to do in response?  Well, were it I, angry as hell over the loss of my precious firepower -- and still crazy and getting crazier by the minute -- I might go to the kitchen, get a bag, fill it with knives, and then I might grab a baseball bat and ...oh, probably a meat cleaver as well. . .don't forget the ice pick. . .gotta take the scissors. . .and a brick. . .hmm, I wonder if I still have a paisley tie around the house, you know, like the one intended in the Justin Bieber murder plot, maybe that would come in handy. . .with the loppers, naturally. . .oops, can't leave the duct tape and hammer behind.. . .and then, off I would go to make an unscheduled office visit to show that tattletale mental health rat what for. 

Oh yes, Mr. Cuomo, by all means put the threat on the mental health community's members, they'll love you for painting targets on their community.  And, of course, they'll all have to start carrying guns for protection.  May I suggest. . . assault weapons?

Even video games are in the cross hairs -- and something of which I was unaware is that most video game players are aged 30 and over.  I don't believe these folks are all plotting in their basements to kill, and to date the evidence just isn't there.

Bill Clinton spoke up at a public appearance and asked why anybody wants a gun with a 30-bullet clip (I think he meant magazine).  I dunno, why does a president need an intern performing a sexual act on him in the White House?  Anyway, the answer to his question is, not that it depends upon what the meaning of is is, but because they can have such a gun in a land of freedom, and without the guns that defended this country from the start there would be no freedom.  Cuomo, with the help of his willing colleagues (and may I say a little hello to Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a lib who knows exactly how to take advantage of a crisis on the weekend talk shows?), wants to control us (just a little now, just a little more later, etc.) out of those freedoms.   This is the nature of the liberal Democrats.  This is, likewise, the nature of socialism and everything that eventually comes along to complement it.  I hope this is abundantly clear to the courts, as this tyrannical maneuver eventually ascends the levels of justice, and all of these whining little political grandstanding stick figures find themselves defeated and regarded by historians appropriately for their unconstitutional ruling practice.  If I had wanted a king as either president or governor, I think I'd have voted for one, and instead I ended up with dictators who will go down in history as political party self-seekers who seized their moment to distort the first two Amendments to the Constitution.  The Constitution they swore to protect. 

Let it also be noted that membership in the National Rifle Association increased by 100,000 in less than three weeks after the Sandy Hook carnage.  Maybe the next time elections come around, voters will be a little more informed, and outraged that their elected representatives, strangely sworn to uphold the Constitution, aren't doing the job faithfully.

If Obama and various members of Congress are just itching to ban things, the United Nations would be a great place to start.  Kick these phonies out of the country and let them set up shop in Venezuela, Pakistan or some appropriate place.  UN members' primary function seems to be grabbing all the American dollars they can get, and despite the niceties and diplomacy anticipated in discussions about this gang, thugs are still thugs, no matter how much the suits and formal wear cost.  Additionally, Obama and the UN seem made for one another in terms of using United Nations dictates to help transform the United States into the third world country atmosphere so popular in the modern progressive world.  I guess we can run for our lives until there's no place to run, unless you count yourselves among the privileged whose main obstacle is the middle class.

One more salient point:  I'm not among those who sleep soundly every night, believing that computer technology will either save us from ourselves or promote a future saturated with ease.  Just look around.  Just look at zombie-like youth unable to function without techno-gadgets at hand.  Just look.  On the other hand, guns don't experience system failures or hacking by foreign interests.  And the power source is always dependable.

Public trust in Washington barely registers anymore.  That being said, I'm reasonably confident that, when and if gun push comes to gun shove on the part of state and D.C. political extremists, the nation's police agencies, cops on the street and the U.S. military itself will stand with the people and rational thinking, ignoring opportunists who live and breathe to chip away at our rights with such stealth that we barely notice. 

I can hardly believe I'm writing these words in 2013, or that they need to be said at all.  It wouldn't surprise me at all if one day soon I'll have to get a federal crackpot license to keep doing this.

Yes, we have no global warming, we have no global warming today:  Most of you won't remember an old song called "Yes, We Have no Bananas," but the previous line in boldface would have read bananas instead of global warming, and it's intended to confuse.  I'm confused.  Why?  Because British climate researchers (oh yes, them again) now say further global warming will be delayed for five years.  I know they're geniuses but, really, how do they know?  Five years?  Is there a five-year contract with Mother Nature or something?  I fear sunburn from this degree of brilliance.  In the meantime, the White House stubbornly continues with hopes for climate change legislation, and guess who will pay for that?

Robert, what happened to the UFOs on this blog?  Why, it should be apparent that my mind has snapped and I've lapsed into a radical, unreasonable position on everything.  Aside from that, maybe you've noticed that even the major UFO sites haven't had a lot of "new" to say these days.  I think the recipe for this strange brew involves the state of the world economy and people going bonkers in general.  And may I reiterate:  The Obama Administration isn't going to offer up anything meriting UFO "disclosure."  Don't you get it?  These folks aren't here to impart truth, they're here to push an agenda, and they'll continue to divide and rip this country apart to do it.  They sure seem to have a lot of help.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Adam Lanza: Down to the Last Detail

 Maybe it's best that Adam Lanza took his own life after a blazing morning of mayhem at the school.  Otherwise, he might be sitting in a jail cell for months or years, bolstered by a team of attorneys attempting to see if they can wait him out as long as Major Hassan's lawyers have on behalf of their “alleged” post-murder bearded officer, who remains hidden away from the military courtroom at Ford Hood.  Or wait him out as long as Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama have been from Congressional inquiries regarding the murderous truth about "Fast and Furious" in Mexico (to review, F&F was totally an Obama Admin thing -- a program initiated by G. Bush years earlier was different).

Obviously, the psychiatric community would have preferred a living Lanza, thus they might have studied and probed his mind so that, in effect, they could become him.  To assist in knowing why he did it.  To develop more drugs to advertise on TV, couched right between the erectile dysfunction commercials and commercials promising to make your teenager behave and stop calling you terrible names (of course, in the modern world, your teenager will simply take so much of mom's rants and then just carve her up with a kitchen knife whilst she sleeps). 

Instead, Lanza cheated them, thoroughly.  He cheated the mainstream media, too, because now they'll have to return to reports about the British Royals, the Obama White House and brainless, yet photogenic, Hollywood twits.  Orchestrated news all the way.  Anything to avoid educating and informing people about subjects of importance.

However, there was one more little thing about Lanza:  His computer.  How many times do we read reports about people who are allegedly this or allegedly that, and local law enforcement personnel or the Feds rush in and grab the computers, file cabinets and documents of interest? 

That didn't go so well this time.  The 20-year-old took great care to destroy his hard drive, and so final was the damage that neither forensic experts, all the king's horses nor all the king's men could put electronic memory back together again.  Potentially, a significant piece of Lanza the killer is gone forever.  That's a very bad thing.  But. . .

As somebody who, like so many others among the frustrated, has taken old hard drives of my own and friends, pried them apart with great effort and then hammered them into submission, a teeny tiny part of me said well done. Did Lanza destroy evidence by doing the same?  Yes, of course, and he probably did a far better job of it than I, because when I destroy hard drives from computers destined for the recycling place I end up fatigued, yet still not satisfied with the result.  Forget atom smashers -- how about hard drive smashers?  Every neighborhood auto junkyard,  heavy equipment company or mom-and-pop curio shop should advertise reasonable fees to crush hard drives into harmless spy-proof pieces of metal, right before our eyes, with machinery of enviable abilities.  Trust me, the government, which values keeping things from us -- but not us from it -- knows how to destroy files, and all citizens deserve an equal footing.

The thing is, while Lanza's over at the house shooting his mom and ripping the computer apart, our government at observation levels I can't even imagine continues to hone its ability to know every little detail about us.  No private phone calls, no truly destructible e-mails or other forms of electronic communication, and forget jumping in the car to get away from it all (or "them all") because your every mile is noted.  Journalists privileged with private phone conversations or secret files?  No way.  Whistle blowers?  Beware.  By the time all of this is finished -- which is never -- and that biggie one-spy-fits-all complex out in Utah is ready to go for real, we all may wish we were dead, because our souls, hearts and minds probably will be.

Ideally, every computer should come equipped with an instant internal destruction device, but computers aren't made exclusively for us, you see.

Never forget that Hitler's Gestapo readily barged into homes to search every nook and cranny, and the standard greeting and excuse was, If you have nothing to hide, there's nothing to worry about.

And still, our government works through Congress, as if that makes it right, to gain even more access to our stuff.

So, to the memory of a person whom, for all time, will be known as the monster named Adam Lanza, I kinda want to say yes, among the horror and carnage and emotional devastation he caused, the fire in his throbbing brain did one thing that a lot of normal folks might applaud under different circumstances:  This pathetic little nothing in a world full of them/us essentially middle-fingered officials, who possessed access to all the expensive high-tech resources in the world, that at least some tiny part of his life was none of their business.  In a way, Lanza kept secrets from the same caliber -- no pun intended -- of people who believe it perfectly acceptable to keep secrets from the rest of us. Too bad, however, that his inner rage didn't stop with just keeping the government out of his secret head, instead of progressing to the murder of his mother and tiny innocents.

SORRY ABOUT MY LONG ABSENCE, but the snow and ice of global warming kept me busy with other things.  If Al Gore had been more cognizant of global warming instead of selling out to Al-Jazeera (more on that way below), perhaps he might have prevented winter this year.

NO-FAULT ASSURANCE IN BENGHAZI:  Well, this is a fine kettle of desert fish.  First, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton allegedly gets a concussion, followed by a very dangerous alleged blood clot, and can't readily testify, and then as others do testify and all is made better when a handful of upper echelon people resign (likely to other government positions), we learn that essentially nobody specific is really all that much at fault.  Of course, the Impeachment-In-Waiting-In-Chief wasn't called on the carpet specifically, likely because the media never hold him responsible for anything that goes awry.  Four American deaths in Benghazi -- or was it just a dream after all?

FOREIGN ADOPTIONS:   National radio talk show hosts, celebrities of all makes and just typical folk on the street do it, and they've been much in the news lately.  We're talking about adopting children from other countries, of course, nations such as Russia and China -- and those hardly complete the list.  Seems last time I looked there were plenty of kids in need of stable homes right here in the USA, so instead of foraging beyond our shores, why don't people adopt here?  No, I don't want to hear about the hurdles and time and other excuses.  I'm going out on a limb (as usual), but I suspect a lot of these foreign adoptions appeal to parents who long to brag about importing a child from some distant land, and I'm sure there are those among them who wish to hold up these foreign human acquisitions as if they qualify as prize poodles from a dog show.  Oh, I know, the blanket explanation is that they adopted these children because they love kids or because their religion says. . .blah, blah, blah -- but, again, what about all the American kids who need a home?  Adopt -- and shop -- American should be the goal.  If people insist upon foreign adoptions, then for every foreign child brought to the USA, those who adopt should be required to purchase bus or plane tickets to deport one entire illegal alien family out of the U.S.

GUN LEGISLATION:  Here we go again.  Prepare the grandstands. The “never let a (good) crisis go to waste” bunch is back, wallowing in media-enhanced hysteria and political opportunity. The real problem is criminals and crazies on the loose, but it’s much easier for cowardly rulers to pursue and regulate law-abiding fish in a barrel. As always, this firearm nonsense emerges primarily from a cacophony (with emphasis on the phony) of liberal Democrats who live and breathe to chip away at our freedoms, with names such as Feinstein, Bloomberg, Cuomo, Schumer and others who routinely populate the ad nauseam list.  Strangely, it's doubtful that any would give up either their armed bodyguards -- or permits to carry, where applicable among them.  If the soldiers at Fort Hood hadn’t been deprived of the ability to carry their weapons under Obama, Major Hassan’s homicidal jihad would undoubtedly have experienced a quick end.  The most dangerous people in government are always those who claim some unfathomable right to tell us what we can't do, in direct violation of U.S. Constitution rights which are all about freedom.  Beware of folks who condemn the vast majority of the innocent for the crimes of a tiny minority of the guilty, and we're about to see that variety of vermin scratch and claw its way out of the woodwork, hoisting a torch of feigned patriotism, as dark political efforts and damned near treasonous legislative tyrants proceed to nudge us away from promises made by those who toiled and died for this country specifically so we could be free of such tyranny.  The wise and cautious once elected to serve have become the monsters who rule us, responding to our demands at a distance with computer-generated form letters signed by auto-pens, and much of the electorate has lapsed so far into digitally enhanced and clueless unconsciousness that recovery may be impossible.  I'm not a gun collector and I'm not a hunter, but I'm enough of an American to know these rats need to keep their hands off the people's guns.  I see more fights before lower federal courts, and ultimately before the Supreme Court in the future over this issue.  This Supreme Court?  (Sigh. . .)

Incidentally, some find it convenient to forget that shootings aren't native to schools.  Many offices and factories experience multi-victim violence due to domestic violence issues, and mass killings have been accomplished with far less hardware than so-called "assault" weapons.

YOU CAN CALL THEM AL:  So everybody's favorite Democrat, multiple award-winning global warming champion and almost prez Al Gore, along with his partner Joel Hyatt, sold their seldom-viewed Current TV to Al-Jazeera -- and like every good wealthy Dem (there is a list out there of famous names), reportedly wished, probably unsuccessfully, to complete that sale before the end of the year so's Obama's tax-the-rich approach wouldn't affect the profit side.   Talk about Democrat hypocrites!  Since Al-J hates America and probably will until the international Caliphate takes form one day, how comforting is will be indeed to have this enemy (praised in the past by Hillary Clinton) of our country readily available -- in English -- to U.S. TV viewers.  Um, didn't China kick them out because they stirred up trouble with radical Muslims there?  It's particularly surprising to read that Gore and company wanted to sell their network to a concern in line with their own goals.  Hmm.  Then so it was.  But -- this little maneuver is nothing less than a slap in the face to the memory of every U.S. military member who served, fought, and died in the Middle East.  Shame on Gore, Hyatt, and every other name (including Sen. Feinstein's husband?) involved with this transaction from hell.  I believe in freedom of speech, but allowing a front door entrance to an entity wishing death and destruction to the U.S. and Israel -- adept at twisting words, engineering images and making jihad sound like a day at the gym -- bears a second look. Especially when you make Osama bin Laden out to be like one's kindly old grandfather.  FCC, where are you?  Oh wait, it's Obama's FCC, and anything smacking of socialism or Marxism or the so-called religion of peace seems to get a pass. . .

TAXED TO HELL AND BEYOND:  Soaking the wealthy for even more taxes may sound great to those believing themselves un-afflicted, but eventually what's left of the middle class will enjoy the same bank account thievery by the government.  Meanwhile, Russia, China, Canada, Cuba and an increasing host of nations continue to grow economically, quickly, having given up the practice of taxing their citizens into oblivion (no inheritance taxes, either).  If we didn't have a president with socialist tendencies (seemingly the only thing he knows, other than community organizing) -- and he's certainly no idiot -- and if Congress wasn't littered with such a plethora of clueless or self-centered dumb-asses (Republicans -- you are equally pathetic with the rest), somebody would open the valve and radically (one of the few times I like that word) decrease all taxes for everybody and every business in the country, whilst throwing out cumbersome regulations by the ton.  I remember watching an episode of the old "Tomorrow" show with the late Tom Snyder on NBC, and the point was made during a conversation about economics that if the tax system was reformed into a simple low flat tax system, the free market result would assure so much tax money flowing into federal bank accounts that the money couldn't be spent quickly enough.  Fast-forward to 2013 and what do we have?  Obama and Congress as we've come to know them.  The President obviously wants to assure his legacy -- but, as things usually work out, history records one's legacy a whole lot differently than one intends.  I suspect this one will go down in history as a supreme disappointment whose nearly every major move caused harm to this country's future.  Currently, we lack competent national leadership, and as far as I'm concerned most of the integrity and honor in the U.S. rests within the military.  If the political parties are to save us (and they won't), far better it would be if both houses of Congress were composed primarily of fiscal conservative members and "blue dog" Democrats.  Instead, we've tipped toward extremists elected by a growing population of the uninformed whose major source of news involves celebrities in rehab.

HOW TO PAY OFF THE DEFICIT:  Didn't NASA detect a distant planet composed of diamonds months ago?  Can't we just claim it as ours and use that?  Surely, we would even get change back (no, CHANGE as in money, not hope and change).

AFGHANI-SCRAM:  If our military personnel can't blast their way through everything and everybody in need of annihilation without tying their hands, get them all out now.  The higher-ups who provide soldiers and Marines with handbooks instructing them in all the ways to avoid appearing insensitive to Muslim "friends" -- so's they won't kill our people in a rage -- are the very people contributing to U.S. servicemen being killed by our "friends" -- and suicides would be just as likely when one feels confronted by an Administration which prefers manual manners and niceties over self-defense measures. 

THE CONNECTED, THE COZY, THE COMPROMISED:  As never before, the unholy trinity of government, the press and entertainment industry comfortably share a bed having everything to do with pleasing one another and very little to do with serving the people's interests.  Politicians searching for a quick vote fix, mainstream media representatives and organizations purposely avoiding any conflict which might remove them from the front of the hot Washington news line, and actors and singers endlessly looking for publicity to keep their irrelevance relevant join together and poison us all with the vast influence they can afford to perpetrate on the masses.  Sounds crazy, doesn't it?  Uh huh.  The country I knew is changing quickly, not for the best, and if there's a solution at all it will lie in real education, not the radical re-education inflicted upon public schools and teachers over the decades.  Good luck with that.

AN INCANDESCENT TRUTH?   Now there's a new study released warning that those fluorescent bulbs politicians are hanging us with actually have the ability to do harm.  Surprised?  The ultraviolet radiation, we are told, may cause cancer (hello melanoma?) and age human skin prematurely.  May I once again return to my old Air Force days in physical therapy when we "treated" patients with a variety of energy forms, including ultraviolet?  Of all the instructions pounded into our heads in school, those regarding ultraviolet were probably the most crucial.  It may be light, but it's dangerous -- and I wouldn't hang out near a tanning booth for any amount of money.  Looks as though the old incandescent bulbs need to make a quick comeback and politicians on both sides of the aisle should get out of the way.