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As soon as Obama was elected in 2008, I wrote a letter to the editor characterizing him as Chamberlain-like. Years later, I argued with a liberal acquaintance that Obama's policies will kill many Americans and we will find ourselves in a wider-ranging, bigger war in the future. The liberal said, "I don't believe a word you're saying." I said, "That doesn't mean it will not come to pass." I guess the Millennials and their offspring will be doing the fighting. And, oh yes, let's bring back the draft.
I'll say it here. First, before the shooting, Giffords was for guns, then afterwards she is against them. I recall reading that she also had a concealed carry permit. I heard she had even received death threats. But, she chose not to arm herself and carry the day she was shot. Moreover, no one on her campaign staff carried. So, who's partially at blame here? If she had carried, she could have at least parried the attack or even stopped it cold, saving herself tons of suffering and perhaps saving lives. "An unarmed man (or woman) can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper. Or put in another way by Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, after the Sandy Hook massacre, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy (or gal) with a gun." Parentheses mine. We make choices in life. Sometimes those choices have a devastating effect. If the omens (e.g., threats from somebody) portend disaster, then prepare for disaster. Compare Giffords’ nonaction with Mark Vaughan’s, COO of a food distribution plant in Oklahoma, action of shooting the Islamic beheader today. Vaughan prepared for disaster. And while he couldn't save one woman, he surely prevented many more deaths.
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3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 1:17 PM
As someone who has trained in the martial arts many years (but never became an expert), don't let martial arts training bloat your sense of invincibility. Martial arts help, yes, but many do not train you in the nitty gritty of self defense, such as eye strikes, groin strikes, throat strikes, and knee capping a weight bearing leg. As a martial artist, you still have to watch out for the fast, heavier, coordinated athletic criminal. Yes, martial arts helps, but many only study for a year or less. If you are an expert in martial arts, then that is a different story. Still, weapons help both the criminal and the victim. Preferably, we want the victim to be armed and the criminal not. If you have a weapon, such as a knife, you have to know how to use it. Many years ago, I read of a young woman who was armed with a knife. Her attacker took it away from her and killed her. If she had been skilled in its use, she would have survived. If the attacker reaches out an arm, cut his arm. If he gets in close, go for the body or throat. A good martial artist uses quick, short movements and does not overextend. Moreover, he or she remains balanced. These movements are learned after many years of practice.
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Who Wants War?

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 12:52 AM
"Only the dead have seen the end of war." Widely attributed to Plato. Dr. Sowell is right. We either pay a small price now or we pay a much greater price later. "History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes." Some say this last quote was from Mark Twain, others disagree. Nevertheless, it sure aligns nicely with Sowell's article.
Wow, good for you, Sage. Well done!
By God, I hope you're right, Kurt. I was severely disappointed by the last two presidential elections! Whether the majority of Americans will wake up is still a question in my mind. Many still believe the pathological Liar-in-Chief.
So, Kristen Gillibrand is complaining about a male senator groping her, eh? Obviously, as Kurt suggested, it's a fellow Democrat. Just consider it part of the job description, Kristen, like the way you changed from a gun-rights advocate to gun-control advocate, all in the name of remaining a U.S. Senator. Party and prestige over principle, no? So, what’s a little play by play among progressives? It’s all for a good cause, right? You’re a team player!
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Irresponsible Choices

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 02, 2014 12:39 PM
Of course, you realize that when Obama's policies come home to roost, resulting in another terrorist attack where thousands of Americans are killed, in all likelihood we may then have a Republican president. And the Democrats will blame the Republican president, just as they blamed Bush for 9/11/01, even though he was in office for just 8 1/2 months. They conveniently glossed over the fact that Clinton had 8 years to kill bin Laden, but chose not to do so.
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Irresponsible Choices

2nd Fundamentalist Wrote: Sep 02, 2014 12:32 PM
What was the lie from George W.? And I don't want to hear that he lied about weapons of mass destruction to go into Iraq!
As a conservative Asian American, I find myself to be a minority within a minority. It is unfortunate that the Republicans cannot get more minorities on board. We are not a party of exclusion, we are a party of inclusiveness if you believe in the American dream and the rewards of hard work and if you believe in the Constitution.
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