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All I can say is that this country better find it's way back, pronto. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening. The gap is growing and it isn't going to tolerate much more stretching before it teaars itself asunder.
I know my way back and, in fact, never lost it. It's very important that we give part of the population something of substance to worry about. A good start would be people like us who like and appreciate freedom! Just simple freedom!
 

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Again, yet another "major" media organization gets it completely wrong. God, but do they need a villain to skewer. (They need to get a life. And they need to do their bloody research, without falsely projecting their biases and fears upon the subject they're examining.)

"Taking the law into their hands" ... as though being murderously put-upon by assailants means a person isn't correct in putting a halt to such crimes as they're happening.

"The fight for racial equality" ... as though being chased, cornered and threatened with murder by several people who look just like you equates to a failure of "racial equality" or a threat to anything of the sort.


2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands @ Associated Press, 11/25/21.

The trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery had vastly different outcomes. But coming just days apart, they laid bare a dangerous and long-running current in the fight for racial equality: The move by some white Americans to grab guns and take their own stand against perceptions of lawlessness, particularly by Black people.

The two cases, which ended with an acquittal for Rittenhouse last week and guilty verdicts for Arbery’s killers on Wednesday, highlighted polarizing issues about gun and self-defense laws, and racial injustice.

They also forced the questions: Who or what is being protected? And from whom? Should peace of mind for white Americans come at the expense of the protection and safety of Black Americans?

“So much of this issue about protection and safety is about the safety and the protection of whites or white property,” said Carol Anderson, historian and professor of African American studies at Emory University. “There is a hubris of whiteness. The sense that ...”
They just don't get it. (Nor can they, with a mind screwed down so tightly that it's seized-up.)

Violent criminals don't give two hoots about lives. They want what they want, and they want it now, irrespective of who they harm (even murder) to get it. Preparation and defense against such, as it crosses our paths with us in the crosshairs, isn't criminal. It's righteous. It's appropriate. And, quite simply, it's the absolute fundamental right of every living thing on this planet.

In order to be capable of putting a halt to such crimes, one must do two things: be prepared; and be capable of dealing with violence if it targets us.

The "blissninny" approach simply doesn't work. It'll get us all targeted eventually, leaving everybody at the "mercy" of the criminals. To hell with that.
 

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Again, yet another "major" media organization gets it completely wrong. God, but do they need a villain to skewer. (They need to get a life. And they need to do their bloody research, without falsely projecting their biases and fears upon the subject they're examining.)

"Taking the law into their hands" ... as though being murderously put-upon by assailants means a person isn't correct in putting a halt to such crimes as they're happening.

"The fight for racial equality" ... as though being chased, cornered and threatened with murder by several people who look just like you equates to a failure of "racial equality" or a threat to anything of the sort.


2 trials, 1 theme: White men taking law into their own hands @ Associated Press, 11/25/21.



They just don't get it. (Nor can they, with a mind screwed down so tightly that it's seized-up.)

Violent criminals don't give two hoots about lives. They want what they want, and they want it now, irrespective of who they harm (even murder) to get it. Preparation and defense against such, as it crosses our paths with us in the crosshairs, isn't criminal. It's righteous. It's appropriate. And, quite simply, it's the absolute fundamental right of every living thing on this planet.

In order to be capable of putting a halt to such crimes, one must do two things: be prepared; and be capable of dealing with violence if it targets us.

The "blissninny" approach simply doesn't work. It'll get us all targeted eventually, leaving everybody at the "mercy" of the criminals. To hell with that.
First of all, the new word is "equity", the old word is "equality". I don't know what either one means other than I hear it a lot after people have criminally rioted and looted other people's things and property.

If/when I'm targeted, I'm prepared to respond for my own protection and because I too am tired of radical privileged thugs that get out of prison with no bail because of radical privileged DA's.. May they be attacked by these people then they'll "get it". That doesn't happen around me so let the demorats deal with that where they live. One of these days, maybe, they'll get tired of living around crime and being targeted by thugs and useless inhuman beings. They facilitate it so let them live with it.
 

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Counterpoint to the poisonous spew that "major" media has produced this past fifteen months, related to the accusations against Rittenhouse.


The Real Lesson of the Rittenhouse Trial @ American Thinker, by Paul Gottfried, 11/26/21.

Kenosha Prosecutors Exemplify the Problem with America’s Justice System @ American Greatness, by Conrad Black, 11/22/21.


Pretty much sums up the nastiness surrounding this case and who the perpetrators of that have been.

I've got some family members who've swallowed the pap hook, line and sinker. And they'll likely never know how mistaken they've been, since they'll all but certainly never openly confront the lies and deceits that had been presented by media and those seeking to destroy any semblance of liberty in this country. Bless their hearts, but they (those family members) are unlikely to consider reading any such summaries, even if it aids them correcting their mistaken "facts" about the RKBA and this case.
 

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First of all, the new word is "equity", the old word is "equality". I don't know what either one means other than I hear it a lot after people have criminally rioted and looted other people's things and property.

If/when I'm targeted, I'm prepared to respond for my own protection and because I too am tired of radical privileged thugs that get out of prison with no bail because of radical privileged DA's.. May they be attacked by these people then they'll "get it". That doesn't happen around me so let the demorats deal with that where they live. One of these days, maybe, they'll get tired of living around crime and being targeted by thugs and useless inhuman beings. They facilitate it so let them live with it.
Self-defense is about equality, in the most-important sense of the term. The targeted victim has as much right to live and defend that life against threat as anyone. No matter the cost to the assailant, whatever that cost necessitates.

A little irony the brain-deprived in society simply won't ever "get."
 

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Self-defense is about equality, in the most-important sense of the term. The targeted victim has as much right to live and defend that life against threat as anyone. No matter the cost to the assailant, whatever that cost necessitates.

A little irony the brain-deprived in society simply won't ever "get."
I was being sarcastic. I know what equality means and the people that say they want it, really couldn't live well with it or they already have it and don't take advantage of it. It's time for some people to get to work and that'll cure most of their problems.
 

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I was being sarcastic. I know what equality means and the people that say they want it, really couldn't live well with it or they already have it and don't take advantage of it. It's time for some people to get to work and that'll cure most of their problems.
Oh, I wasn't taking you to task on that. I, too, was being sarcastic in the tone and pointed statement about reality. Those who fail to accept such stuff related to the RKBA in all its forms won't get the point. But I was making it for them, whomever they might be reading this discussion.

Yeah, the whole "equity" thing is a crock. But that's an entirely different discussion.

This entire trial points to the likelihood that it's all gonna get a whole lot worse before anything begins to improve. Everyone who's ever held a grudge is getting angrier, and many of those are lashing out murderously. Whether it "fixes" their problem with reality or not. Against whomever crosses their paths. Connected or unrelated to whatever their "beef" happens to be. Pitiful. And dangerous. It's gonna get very, very ugly for a few years. These sorts of people aren't going to want to rest until they "get theirs" ... retribution, vengeance, raging against the man or the system or whatever, all so they can feel better about themselves for five minutes. Even if it means they leave a trail of destruction behind them.

And we thought the 20th Century was bad.
 

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The "left-leaning" types are at it again, of course, issuing their demands upon society that it's their way or the highway. With the "Students For Socialism" group leading the charge. Typical of the breed, it seems. More of the same.

Branding him a "white supremacist" and "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse." Slander, sounds like. Again, typical. And such people whine about fascism ...

Get this: they're holding a rally to get him off the campus. Rittenhouse is taking online courses offered by Arizona State University. They should turn in their Students For Socialism association cards and get their Society for the Perpetually Offended cards, forthwith. It'll do them more good. "Students," indeed. Momma sure must be proud of the little blighters.


Arizona university students demand administration to 'withdraw' Kyle Rittenhouse: 'killer off our campus' @ Fox News, 11/28/21.

Several left-leaning student organizations at Arizona State University are demanding that their administration "withdraw" Kyle Rittenhouse from the university.

The Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU are all calling on the Arizona State University administration to take action against Rittenhouse by withdrawing him from the university and releasing a statement against him.

The four groups are calling him "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse."

Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges against him as jurors finished deliberations on Nov. 19. He faced charges after fatally shooting two people and shooting and injuring a third man during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020.

Rittenhouse is a student at Arizona State University online, according to 12News.

The groups also demand that the university administration "reaffirm support for the multicultural center on campus as a safe space from White Supremacy."

Students making the demands also want the administration to redirect funding from the Arizona State University Police Department to the multicultural center and they are demanding "the establishment of a care center on campus."

The groups are also hosting a "Rally and protest to get murderer Kyle Rittenhouse off our campus" on Dec. 1 at Arizona State University.

"Even with a not-guilty verdict from a flawed ‘justice’ system - Kyle Rittenhouse is still guilty to his victims and the families of those victims," the demand letter states. "Join us to demand from ASU that those demands be met to protect students from a violent blood-thirsty murderer."

A Students for Socialism at Arizona State University spokesperson told Fox News that the ultimate goal of the demands is to let the university administration know that they do not feel safe knowing that a "mass shooter" is admitted to the school.

"The goal of these demands is to let the ASU administration know that we as the ASU community do not feel safe knowing that a mass shooter, who has expressed violent intentions about ‘protecting property’ over people, is so carelessly allowed to be admitted to the school at all," the spokesperson said. "Our campus is already unsafe as is, and we would like to abate this danger as much as possible."

The Students for Socialism chapter spokesperson contended that the Rittenhouse trial "effectively gives right-winged individuals the license to kill other individuals who protest for human rights."

"Rittenhouse took the lives of innocent people with the intent to do so—by strapping an assault rifle to himself in a crowd of unarmed citizens. That is the textbook definition of intention. The decision made by the court is one of thousands of cases that have been influenced by biased judges, predominantly white juries, and mistakes inherent in a judicial system founded off of injustice to begin with," the spokesperson said.
 

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The "left-leaning" types are at it again, of course, issuing their demands upon society that it's their way or the highway. With the "Students For Socialism" group leading the charge. Typical of the breed, it seems. More of the same.

Branding him a "white supremacist" and "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse." Slander, sounds like. Again, typical. And such people whine about fascism ...

Get this: they're holding a rally to get him off the campus. Rittenhouse is taking online courses offered by Arizona State University. They should turn in their Students For Socialism association cards and get their Society for the Perpetually Offended cards, forthwith. It'll do them more good. "Students," indeed. Momma sure must be proud of the little blighters.


Arizona university students demand administration to 'withdraw' Kyle Rittenhouse: 'killer off our campus' @ Fox News, 11/28/21.
Well, my blood pressure didn't need to read that at 0600 this morning.
Ugh... the multiciltural center is the same one a couple months ago in the news
 

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Well, my blood pressure didn't need to read that at 0600 this morning.
Ugh... the multiciltural center is the same one a couple months ago in the news
Yup. They're the typical in-your-face types, skirting on the fringes of lawlessness. I'm sure some percentage of these precious darlings have been in nearby (or even regional) incidents we've all been seeing in the news. Bless their hearts. Making the most of daddy's dollars, they are.

I suspect that if they've put this crap in writing, that they'll be in a bad position with any libel lawsuit that gets brought by Rittenhouse against the little snots. Let's see how far their money goes when they're strung out to dry by the legal system, for cause.
 

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Yup. They're the typical in-your-face types, skirting on the fringes of lawlessness. I'm sure some percentage of these precious darlings have been in nearby (or even regional) incidents we've all been seeing in the news. Bless their hearts. Making the most of daddy's dollars, they are.

I suspect that if they've put this crap in writing, that they'll be in a bad position with any libel lawsuit that gets brought by Rittenhouse against the little snots. Let's see how far their money goes when they're strung out to dry by the legal system, for cause.
On the assumption the little brats can even write. I didn't finish my college degree (BS in Information Technology - Networking (CISCO)) until later in life (GI Bill) and, good lord, some of the kids in my classes could barely write at a 3rd or 4th grade level. It was quite appalling, especially when we had "team" assignments. No one wanted to do anything to get started, or they'd want to wait until the very last second to submit their portion (some didn't even bother). So, with the exception of one class and one assignment in my entire tenure at school, I was the one to get the assignments started and I was the one to edit everything and put it all together and submit it. Oh, you can be sure, I kept track of who did what or who did little to nothing and I let every professor know. In some cases I passed on the actual submissions by each student for the professor to compare to the final product (that "I" created). I wasn't about to let a bunch of useless little scrubs detract from my grades and efforts. And yes, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.
 

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On the assumption the little brats can even write. I didn't finish my college degree (BS in Information Technology - Networking (CISCO)) until later in life (GI Bill) and, good lord, some of the kids in my classes could barely write at a 3rd or 4th grade level. It was quite appalling, especially when we had "team" assignments. No one wanted to do anything to get started, or they'd want to wait until the very last second to submit their portion (some didn't even bother). So, with the exception of one class and one assignment in my entire tenure at school, I was the one to get the assignments started and I was the one to edit everything and put it all together and submit it. Oh, you can be sure, I kept track of who did what or who did little to nothing and I let every professor know. In some cases I passed on the actual submissions by each student for the professor to compare to the final product (that "I" created). I wasn't about to let a bunch of useless little scrubs detract from my grades and efforts. And yes, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.
I learned two things from my graduate degree: how to write a properly cited paper and how much I hate group assignments.
 

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Hand these out to the little morons:

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They'd better get used to having hurt feelings and the sooner the better because they're going to find that life can be a real "bit-h and that it never quits. Mommy and Daddy won't always be there to feed them everything they want. I really don't think the brats can be saved. "It's too late baby now it's too late.....". I can't imagine parents sending their kids off to "school" to participate in what they participate in....which isn't going to class. I hold the schools just as responsible. But then the school, like govt., can never get enough money....from govt.
 

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Definitely the same two things I learned. I don't necessarily consider myself a great writer, but my wife says I can write my arse off. I think she may be a bit biased.

Speaking of properly cited papers, it's always puzzled me why we have different format standards for academic papers. MLA, APA...can't we just pick one as the "standard" and go with it?

My youngest daughter is in her senior year in college. She has to bounce between MLA and APA because each professor picks the style they want. Just silly, if you ask me.
 

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Definitely the same two things I learned. I don't necessarily consider myself a great writer, but my wife says I can write my arse off. I think she may be a bit biased.

Speaking of properly cited papers, it's always puzzled me why we have different format standards for academic papers. MLA, APA...can't we just pick one as the "standard" and go with it?

My youngest daughter is in her senior year in college. She has to bounce between MLA and APA because each professor picks the style they want. Just silly, if you ask me.
There is and always has been a lot of malarky and unfairness in colleges. I went through my share of it back in the day but as they say, nobody can ever take my education away from me. Part of it, from a bigger picture view, is the ability to stick with it and get a degree while learning to deal with life's unfairness and stupidity. It's going to happen so the sooner a kid learns how to deal with it, the better for them.
 

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They'd better get used to having hurt feelings and the sooner the better because they're going to find that life can be a real "bit-h and that it never quits. Mommy and Daddy won't always be there to feed them everything they want. I really don't think the brats can be saved. "It's too late baby now it's too late.....". I can't imagine parents sending their kids off to "school" to participate in what they participate in....which isn't going to class. I hold the schools just as responsible. But then the school, like govt., can never get enough money....from govt.
I actually worked at two of the local schools for several years in IT. Man, all I can say is what an eye opener that was. A few things I learned: The teachers (all unionized, of course) are extremely far left. I went into the teacher's lounge on more than one occasion and was flabbergasted at the conversations. This was during Trump's term and the absolutely foul and loud exclamations coming out of their mouths was almost more than I could take. Some were even openly wishing he'd be assassinated.

All the incessant whining we hear about how little teachers make is, IMHO, a load of BS. One of the schools I was at is rural and small, around 625 students total from K to 12th grade. We had two of us running all the IT. There was an elementary school building and a high school building. My coworker took care of the high school and I took care of the elementary school. I know what the teachers and the administrators were making (since I could see all the data and records, etc). The majority of the teachers were making $60K+, some were in the 40's (the newer teachers). The superintendent made $110K, and then there were all the "special" positions, like the psychologist, and all manner of special ed types that were all making a good chunk of change...and this was a tiny rural school. $60K to work 192 days out of the year is pretty darn good if you ask me. The sad part is, the school had very little in the way of STEM for the students and always cried they didn't have the money for this or that...gee, wonder why.

A couple of years ago, they increased our school tax 3.4% and I found it out that was so they could give raises to the administrative staff. The superintendent got a $5,000 a year raise, etc, etc.
 

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I actually worked at two of the local schools for several years in IT. Man, all I can say is what an eye opener that was. A few things I learned: The teachers (all unionized, of course) are extremely far left. I went into the teacher's lounge on more than one occasion and was flabbergasted at the conversations. This was during Trump's term and the absolutely foul and loud exclamations coming out of their mouths was almost more than I could take. Some were even openly wishing he'd be assassinated.

All the incessant whining we hear about how little teachers make is, IMHO, a load of BS. One of the schools I was at is rural and small, around 625 students total from K to 12th grade. We had two of us running all the IT. There was an elementary school building and a high school building. My coworker took care of the high school and I took care of the elementary school. I know what the teachers and the administrators were making (since I could see all the data and records, etc). The majority of the teachers were making $60K+, some were in the 40's (the newer teachers). The superintendent made $110K, and then there were all the "special" positions, like the psychologist, and all manner of special ed types that were all making a good chunk of change...and this was a tiny rural school. $60K to work 192 days out of the year is pretty darn good if you ask me. The sad part is, the school had very little in the way of STEM for the students and always cried they didn't have the money for this or that...gee, wonder why.

A couple of years ago, they increased our school tax 3.4% and I found it out that was so they could give raises to the administrative staff. The superintendent got a $5,000 a year raise, etc, etc.
Damn! School was real when I went through it. Thank God!
 
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