Patriotism

After reading the article entitled “Jock Culture,”  By Robert Lipsyte, I was puzzled by his use of the word “patriotic” when referencing jocks. Today, more so than eight years ago, there are many examples of athletes who exemplify many character traits. However, “patriotic” would not be at the top of the list. But, within the context of the 1960’s, I would agree with Bill Stowe’s assessment of the university culture at that time in history.

Today, we have the opposite of the late 1960’s in colleges and universities across America. Today, the “pukes” are now running the show in academia with the jocks who spend much of their existence in a zone of neutrality not unlike the DMZ between North and South Korea or engaged in outright hostility against American culture in the form of disrespect towards our Nation Anthem and our flag. There, they remain precariously perched between the black and white of the so-called moral certainty of the Snowflakes in the Social Justice Warrior movement and the perpetually grey skies of the “real world” where certainty does not exist.

I’m quite certain that there are few “snowflakes” who can spell the word “patriotic” let alone define it with any great certainty. Although having many jobs during my lifetime, I believe my military career is what I miss most. Although I considered myself to be a patriot as a young man in high school, it was the U.S. Army that gave me what he needed to grow into what I considered a “true patriot.” The “Oath of Office” that I recited upon entry into the Army, was and still is very important to me. It is virtually the same oath as taken during my career in law enforcement. I have stated many times that one is not relieved of the duties and responsibilities of the Oath simply by leaving active duty service.

Patriotism, I say,” Is like a relationship between a man and a woman. Motives are quite often misunderstood and a matter of convenience. People who occasionally enjoy waving flags often don’t fully understand why they wave them and don’t deserve to have one”

Some equate Patriotism with Nationalism. And, in the superficial meaning of both, I can see why some may be confused. To me, patriotism is the love one ’s country. I love my country, however, I don’t often trust my government or those who make the decisions that affect the very nature of American life. Nationalism, on the other hand, is the devil which can, and in the history of man, lead to extremism and war. Nationalism is the implement of despots and dictators.

Every American should be a Patriot and on the rare occasion when necessary, a Nationalist. Today, the Patriot seems to be a scarce commodity. We are not. As the last national election proved, patriots are still a large and viable force. Considering what we have running the streets now, anarchists, communists, and socialists, the patriotic are now awake and mobilizing to defend Our Country, Our Constitution and the Rule of Law.

A few weeks ago, I saw one of these “protesters” carrying a sign that read, ““Be proud of your people when you don’t have to be ashamed of any of its social classes.” It should be noted that this is a direct quote from “Mein Kampf” written by Adolf Hitler.

If, God forbid, we allow these disruptors to get out of hand, can Nationalism be far behind?

 

 

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The War on Americans by Illegal Aliens.

Data for just the last three years. How many more of Our children and other loved ones have to die before we take concrete action?? Time to build the wall and take any other action to STOP and DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS!

http://www.fairus.org/issue/illegal-immigration/examples-serious-crimes-illegal-aliens

 

Archive of Serious Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens

  • August 2017 — Martel Valencia-Cortez, a human smuggler from Mexico, was sentenced to eight years in American Prison for assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock; he was also charged with three counts of human smuggling. Valencia-Cortez has been listed as one of the most dangerous human smugglers in the San Diego area. Previous to the most recent charge, Valencia-Cortez served three years in prison for human smuggling charges and was then deported back to Mexico. (U.S. News, August 29, 2017)
  • August 2017 — Thirty three-year-old nanny Lidia Quilligana, an illegal alien from Ecuador, was convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison for the brutal torture and abuse of three small children. Nanny cam footage caught Quilligana burning the hands and legs of the three-year-old child as well as grabbing her by the hair and hitting her in the face. The torture was described as “sustained and depraved cruelty” by the District Attorney, and the judge admitted that the sentence nowhere near fit the heinous nature of the crime. Quilligana cited her own abusive childhood in Ecuador as justification for her actions. (Newstimes, August 22, 2017)
  • July 2017 — Ariel Cuellar Guizar will face thirty-one years in prison for a collection of charges relating to his activities as a human trafficker. He has been found guilty of trafficking, pimping women out to prostitution, and the rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. Guizar will also be registered as a sex offender for life. (ABC7, July 20, 2017)
  • June 2017 — Vanessa Hernandez, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for importing nearly 9 pounds of methamphetamine. Hernandez is expected to face deportation proceedings after she is released from prison. (ICE.gov, June 9, 2017)
  • May 2017 — Illegal alien, Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, has been sentenced to fifty years in prison after being convicted of two counts of producing child pornography. Specifically, Curuchiche has been charged with sneaking into the room of a six year old girl and filming himself molesting her while she slept. Originally apprehended entering the country illegally in 2013, the Guatemalan national never returned for his immigration hearing and was living in the U.S. illegally at the time he assaulted the child. (Tennessean, May 15, 2017)
  • May 2017 — An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday. (Fox News, May 27, 2017)
  • May 2017 — Pasqual Mendez, 24, of Morganton, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years for felony human trafficking of a child, assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication and statutory rape of a child less than 15 years of age (News Herald, May 23, 2017)
  • May 2017 — Oscar De La Rosa-Mendoza, 31, of Mission — a Mexican citizen who wasn’t lawfully present in the United States — pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a Class B misdemeanor, on May 9. (CBS News, May 18, 2017)
  • May 2017 — Carlos Santiago-Alvarez, 41, of Holyoke, was sentenced Monday to six to eight years in state prison followed by five years probation in a child rape case. (Mass Live, May 4, 2017)
  • April 2017 — Ignacio Luque-Verdugo, 32, was convicted Friday in Adams County District Court of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges. (Denver Channel, April 18, 2017)
  • April 2017 — Four Charlotte-area members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 were convicted Tuesday of federal racketeering charges. (Charlotte Observer, April 18, 2017)
  • April 2017 — Pablo Gonzales Sanchez will spend at least 18 years in prison for molesting a young teenage girl an estimated 50 times. The girl’s mother, an illegal alien, has also been sentenced to prison for not reporting her daughter’s allegations of abuse. Both she and Sanchez also were ordered to be added to the Sex Offender Registry. (Shelby Star, April 11, 2017)
  • April 2017 — Abdirahman P. Sahel was sentenced Monday, April 10, to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting and terrorizing a young woman nearly four years ago. (Jamestown Sun, April 11, 2017)
  • April 2017 — Gil Gaxiola was convicted of first-degree attempted murder of a National Park Service employee, as well as armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping and theft of means of transportation, following an 11-day trial. (Wilcox Range News, April 1, 2017)
  • March 2017 — Mexican National Miguel Rangel-Arce, 36, has been convicted of trafficking methamphetamine in New Mexico and Navajo Nation land. He will serve 10 years in prison. He is one of eight others who were charged with trafficking drugs between November 2015 and March 2016. When they were apprehended, the police also found 2 1/2 pounds of meth and 10 firearms. (Daily Times, March 8, 2017)
  • February 2017 — 29-year-old Ricardo Solis Garcia was sentenced to 20-29 years in prison after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in Burke County, North Carolina in March of 2015. Garcia lured the girl into his car on the pretense of giving her a ride but instead took her to a motel room where he forced her to have sex with him. Garcia will be scheduled to be deported after he has served his prison sentence. (WHKY, February 2, 2017)
  • January 2017 — A Mexican illegally in the United States;, Leonard Pennelas-Escobar, was shot dead in Arizona as he assaulted a police officer by banging his head against cement after Pennelas shot and wounded the officer who had stopped to render assistance after Pennelas driving at a high speed had rolled the car killing the woman passenger.
  • January 2017 — Alexis De La Rosa Sosa, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced in Texas to four concurrent terms of 12 years in prison for the deaths of two persons as a result of his crashing into their vehicle while driving recklessly and then fleeing the scene of the crime. (Breitbart News, January 11, 2017)
  • November 2016 — A Mexican illegal alien , Claudia Raquel Herrera Ibarra, pled guilty to possession of a firearm in Laredo Texas and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. She and a partner were caught smuggling weapons to the violent “Los Zetas” narcotics smuggling gang in Mexico. (Breibert News, November 30, 2016)
  • October 2016 — A previously deported illegal alien is jailed in Michigan after admitting to strangling his girlfriend. Raul Perez had been deported to Mexico in 2004 and again in 2005 after a judge found him guilty of illegal reentry. He also had been in police custody five days before the murder for driving under the influence. The local authorities established his identity from his fingerprints – he was using an assumed name – but according to a news account – there was no request from ICE that he be detained (perhaps because he was detained on a weekend). ICE has now issued a detainer request for whenever Perez is released. (WoodTV, Channel 8, Grand Rapids Mich.)
  • September 2016 — Cecil Burrows, an immigrant from India, is due to be deported following more than three years imprisonment for his involvement in orchestrating a gang rape in his home in 2012. (Washington Post, September 25, 2016)
  • September 2016 — A British illegal alien, Michael Steven Sandford, pled guilty in Nevada to possession of a gun—that he tried to take from a policeman – and disrupting and official function—a campaign rally by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sandford said he was attempting to kill the candidate. A psychiatrist found that Sandford was “delusional” according to an AP report. Sentencing guidelines call for 18 to 27 months in prison. (Daily News. September 13, 2016)
  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Jorge Elizade Sanches, an illegal alien confessed to the beating death of his common-law spouse in Texas. (12newsnow.tv September 15, 2016)
  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Walter Gomes DaSilva, a Brazilian illegal alien, pled guilty to the murder of his teen-aged daughter in Massachusetts. (Boston Herald, September 7, 2016)
  • September 2016 — September 2016 – Ecuadorian illegal aliens, Paul Esteban Estrella Villota and his wife Magaly Alemania Malagon Sandoya were respectively sentenced in Texas to six and five years respectively in federal prison for an alien smuggling operation. (Breibart News September 7, 2016)
  • August 2016 — Two Salvadoran illegal alien gang members were convicted of murder in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Jose Lopez Torres was convicted of a brutal stabbing death of another MS-13 gang member suspected of being an informer. He was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20 years. According to the Washington Post, “His conviction was part of a sweeping federal case against Northern Virginia members of the El Salvador-based gang, in which six defendants pleaded guilty and six more were found guilty at trial.” The other just convicted Salvadoran was Jesus Alejandro Chavez, who was sentenced to two life terms plus 10 years for two murders. (Washington Post, August 11, 2016)
  • July 2016 —  Mauricio Morales-Caceres, an illegal alien from El Salvador was sentenced in Montgomery County, Maryland to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of another Salvadoran. Morales identified himself as an MS-13 gang member, and testimony indicated he had no remorse for his crime. (Washington Post July 15, 2016)
  • June 2016 — Aroldo Castillo-Serrano, a Guatemalan illegal alien, was sentence to 15 years in prison in Ohio for forced labor conspiracy, forced labor, witness tampering and encouraging illegal entry into the country. Castillo paid smugglers to smuggle teen-aged Guatemalan youth into the country under the promise of getting them into school and then put them to work as indentured servants in an egg farm. (Fox News Latino, June 27, 2016)
  • June 2016 —  A Mexican illegal alien, Juan Carlos Sepulveda-Castro, was sentenced to two and one half years in prison in Idaho for threatening people with an assault rifle. The news report notes that illegal aliens are prohibited from possessing a firearm. (Pocatello TV channel 8)
  • June 2016 —  Eleven illegal alien members of the Salvadoran MS-13 gang have been convicted of a series of crimes including murder. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar, Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana and Minor Perez, all from Maryland were convicted in mid-May of murder and conspiracy in a racketeering enterprise. (MRC-TV May 24, 2016) New Jersey gang members Santos Reyes-Villatoro, Mario Oliva, Roberto Contreras, Julian Moz-Aguilar, Hugo Palencia, Jose Garcia, Cruz Flores, and Esau Ramirez were convicted in late May in New Jersey of various murder, racketeering and firearms crimes. (MRC-TV, June 2, 2016)
  • May 2016 —  Illegal aliens, Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez, pled guilty to second degree murder for the death of a 90 year-old Minnesota man they beat and tied up while they stole from his home, leaving him to bleed to death. (Breibart News May 11, 2016)
  • April 2016 —  A Salvadoran illegal alien, Mauricio Morales-Caceres, was convicted of first degree murder in Maryland and sentenced to life imprisonment. (Washington Post, April 30, 2016)
  • March 2016 —  Juan Razo, a Mexican illegal alien living in Painesville, Ohio, agreed to plead guilty to a crime spree that included the shooting death of a 60-year old woman, attempted rape of a 14-year old girl, kidnapping and burglary. His plea was to avoid the death penalty and accept a life sentence. (Cleveland.com, March 4, 2016)
  • February 2016 —  Three illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced to federal prison for alien smuggling and illegally re-entering the U.S. after previous deportations. One man was sentenced to 57 months, another will serve 24 months, and the last man was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, February 2, 2016)
  • January 2016 — An illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison after having been convicted for transporting illegal aliens, which resulted in the death of two illegal aliens. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, January 20, 2016)
  • December 2015— A 40-year-old illegal alien, Michael Rodriguez Garcia, was sentenced to four life terms for the rape and sodomy of two children in Alabama. (Breitbart News, December 2, 2015)
  • November 2015 — Humberto Erazo-Medrano and Ricardo Castaneda, two illegal aliens, were arrested and charged with second-degree promoting prostitution in Alabama. The bond for each man is set at $100,000. (Gadsden Times, November 2, 2015)
  • October 2015 — Marco Hernandez Ramirez, a 34-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a couple and their 5-year-old daughter in a car crash. (Athens Banner-Herald, October 14, 2015)
  • September 2015 — An illegal alien from Mexico, Martin Margarito-Casimiro, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for kidnapping a man in Texas. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, September 24, 2015)
  • August 2015 — Jose Angel Villarreal-Sanchez, a 42-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of possessing a firearm in Texas. According to federal law, illegal aliens are not permitted to possess firearms. Three baggies of cocaine were also found hidden in his backyard. Villarreal-Sanchez is expected to be sentenced in December. He could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, August 11, 2015)
  • July 2015 — Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, an illegal visa overstayer, was convicted of second degree murder in Colorado for the death he caused while driving intoxicated. It was the fourth time since 2000 he had been arrested for DUI, but there was no record of immigration authorities ever being notified. He was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment. (Denver Channel 7)
  • June 2015 — A Salvadoran, Mauricio Hernandez, convicted of rape and murder of the baby born to his victim was sentenced to 50 years in prison in Texas and faces deportation when he has served his sentence. (The Dallas Morning News, June 5, 2015)
  • May 2015 — A Salvadoran, Julio C. Saravia, faces deportation following a prison sentence of 29 years for rape of a minor, to which he pled guilty in Virginia.
  • May 2015 — Two Mexicans, Juan Hernandez-Sanchez and (FNU) Canela-Perez, pled guilty in Portland, Oregon and were sentenced to seven years in state prison for distribution of methamphetamines and heroin. (Oregonian, May 14, 2015)
  • May 2015 — Zeng Liang Chen and Dong Biao Lin, illegal aliens from China, were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in New Jersey. (NJ.com, May 5, 2015)
  • May 2015 — Bernabe Flores, a Mexican illegal alien, pled guilty to first-degree rape in California and was sentenced to eight years in prison. (Times-Herald Record, May 7, 2015)
  • April 2015 — Victor Garzon-Alvarez, a Mexican illegal alien pled guilty and was sentenced in New Jersey to 14 years in prison for murder. (NJ.com, April 22, 2015)
  • April 2015 — Sergio Quezada Lopez, a Mexican illegal alien who had been deported four times, was sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in prison for a heroin overdose death. His brother, Gerardo Chalke Lopez, also a previously deported alien, was earlier sentenced to 18 years in prison on the same charges. (Oregonian, April 29, 2015)
  • April 2015 — Three illegal aliens, Uriel Ramirez-Perez, Darwin Zuniga-Rocha, and Eliseo Mateo Perez, pled guilty to first-degree sexual abuse (rape) in New York and were sentenced to time served in jail and will be deported. (Daily News, April 29, 2015)
  • March 2015 — Javier Guerrero Molina, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida to 10 years imprisonment for attempting to transport a minor to engage in sexual activity. Guerrero said he had entered the United States illegally in 1999 or 2000. (Dept. of Justice, Middle District of Florida, March 30, 2015)
  • March 2015 — An Idaho judge sentenced Phuong Hoang Le, a Vietnamese illegal alien, to prison for 36 months. Le was convicted of possession of a stolen car and stolen credit card. The judge  commented, “Stealing cars and credit cards strike at the hearts of average middle class citizens.” The prosecutor said that Le had 10 prior felony convictions, but that according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he is not likely to be deported because if Le were to be deported to Vietnam “he would be killed.” (http://magicvalley.com/news/local/mini-cassia/ — March 25, 2015)
  • March 2015 — Luis Daniel Cabrera-Guzman, a Mexican illegal alien, was sentenced in Kansas City to two years in federal prison for conspiracy to produce and distribute false and counterfeit identification documents that were sold to illegal aliens. He had previously been deported twice in 2009. Four other Mexican illegal aliens have pled guilty to the same conspiracy and await sentencing. (Kansas City infozine, March 25, 2015)
  • February 2015 — Sergio Cobaruvias-Romero, an illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute drugs in Texas. He was found with 20 bundles of methamphetamine weighing 46 pounds and four bundles of heroine weighing 13 pounds. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, February 17, 2015)
  • January 2015 — Jaime Gerardo Serrano-Villegas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was convicted of transporting illegal aliens. He assisted in moving a boat filled with illegal aliens and faces up to 10 years in federal prison. (U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of Texas, January 14, 2015)
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PRAGER: The Greatest Hysteria In American History.

The Greatest Hysteria In American History

Vera Miles.
Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images

You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse.

For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the time: communism. Then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee notwithstanding, there really were Americans in important positions who supported communist regimes enslaving their populations and committing mass murder. McCarthy was on to something.

For another, the mainstream media did not support McCarthy. Most in the media were highly critical of McCarthy. Today, the mainstream media are not the voices of caution. They are the creators of the hysteria. There have been conspiracy theories throughout American history (e.g. Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t kill President John F. Kennedy alone; the moon landing never happened). But this is the first time the media have created and promoted a conspiracy. Not surprisingly, they have dropped any pretense of objective reporting in the process.

And while some Americans were unfairly labeled communists during the McCarthy era, countless Democratic politicians and leaders in news and entertainment have called members of the Trump administration and the tens of millions of Americans who support the president fascists, white supremacists, haters, xenophobes and even Nazis.

MSNBC contributor Jill Wine-Banks said of the Trump-Putin Helsinki press conference: “It’s just as serious to me as the Cuban Missile Crisis in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack. … (Trump’s) performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.”

Former communist, Obama operative and CIA Director John Brennan tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.”

The constant invoking of the Holocaust, the Nazis and now Kristallnacht (the unofficial beginning of the Holocaust, a night in 1938 when German Jews were beaten to death, synagogues were burned and Jewish shops were destroyed) only minimize the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust. A young American who, having gone to a typical university, probably knows nothing about the Nazis and the Holocaust will now think Nazism and the Holocaust were 20th-century expressions of Trump and American conservatism.

All this hysteria is built on next to nothing. At its core, it is an attempt to undo the 2016 election. The mainstream media refuse to accept that Hillary Clinton lost. They said she would win — handily. They predicted a landslide. How could they have possibly gotten it so wrong? Their answer is they didn’t; Trump and Putin stole it.

If truth mattered to the media, every American would know Trump has been harder on Russia than former President Barack Obama was. Every American would be reminded that Obama reassured Putin’s right-hand man, then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, that he wouldn’t be too tough on Russia. Thinking his mic was off, he whispered into Medvedev’s ear: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

If truth mattered to the media, every American would be reminded that Obama sent Army meals to Ukraine and Trump has sent anti-tank missiles and other arms to repel the Russians.

If truth mattered to the media, every American would be reminded that Obama watched Syria burn and Russia come to dominate that country, while Trump has bombed Syrian military installations, including one where Russians were killed.

If truth mattered to the media, every American would be reminded that it is Trump who has weakened Russia’s ally Iran, while Obama immeasurably strengthened it.

Instead, the media scream “treason,” “impeachment” and the like 24/7; Hollywood stars curse the president; others curse his daughter or the first lady (one of the most regal in American history) and show President Trump in various death poses. Meanwhile, leftist mobs shout at administration officials and Republican members of Congress while they eat in restaurants, shop in stores and sleep in their homes.

If you vote Democrat this November, you are voting for hysteria, lies, socialism and even the cheapening of the Holocaust.

But more than anything, a vote for Democrats in November is a vote for hysteria — the greatest and darkest in American history.

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in April 2018, is “The Rational Bible,” a commentary on the book of Exodus. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.

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Please, Just Shut the Fuck Up Already!

If it weren’t for the fact that 17 beautiful children are dead, the response from the Left and the damaged survivors in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, FL would be laughable.

Everybody and I mean EVERYBODY has an opinion on the subject of guns, gun parts, and, of course, those Evil gun owners. You know, the 85 Million+ gun owners who murdered No One. There are so many lies and “misleading” facts, I truly don’t know where to begin. So, let us begin with the article penned by Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) on February 22, 2018, in the New York Times. https://nypost.com/2018/02/22/automatic-weapons-dont-belong-in-the-hands-of-everyone/

All of his arguments are based upon ignorance, lies, misrepresentations, and, personal biases masquerading as fact. Many of his opinions run contrary to U.S. history and court rulings to include the U.S. Supreme Court. Anyone with a basic knowledge of firearms and the use thereof knows more than this man. So, allow me to get started countering his rantings of a pissed off old man.

But, before I take this man’s arguments and discredit them one-by-one, let’s debunk the use of the term, “Assault Weapon.” The term “assault weapon” originated in Germany. The term assault rifle is generally attributed to Adolf Hitler, who for propaganda purposes used the German word “Sturmgewehr” (which translates to “storm rifle” or “assault rifle”), as the new name for the MP43, subsequently known as the Sturmgewehr 44 or StG 44. The “assault rifle,” was/is a select fire. This means that the gun can be fired in both semi-automatically (one bullet fired with One pull of the trigger) or in a “full-automatic” modes (One pull of the trigger results in multiple bullets being fired). In 1986, the Federal Government made it illegal to sell or possess fully-automatic firearms for the general public. Although still lawful to own, one must apply for the privilege by applying to the federal government in a long application process to include an extensive background check along with a $400 fee. Then one still has to find a seller willing to part with a pre-1986 firearm and it will cost you with prices starting around $10,000.

Semi-automatic firearms have been around since the invention of the first semi-automatic gun in 1885. The first semi-automatic rifle was introduced in 1885, the first semi-automatic pistol in 1892, and the first semi-automatic shotgun in 1902.

Back to Col. Peters. His article is not what I would expect coming from an educated military man. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was written by an anti-gun zealot from “Mom’s Demand…blah, blah, blah…” The first point he makes is just wrong.

These are military weapons (the AR-15, and semi-automatic rifles in general). Their purpose is to kill human beings. They’re not used for hunting (unless you want to destroy the animal’s meat). They’re lousy for target shooting. But they’re excellent tools for mass murder.”

In response to the first sentence, No. No the AR-15 and other military-style firearms are NOT military weapons. The only attribute the Civilian AR-15, AK-74/47 and others rifles share with the actual military versions is the cosmetics. These civilian firearms ONLY look like the military versions. The actual mechanical functions that allow for Full-Automatic fire are only available in Actual military issued weapons. Next, purposed for killing human beings. EVERY firearm ever designed has the potential to be used to kill a human being. as a point of fact, the very first firearms were designed to do just that.

The arguments that…”They’re not used for hunting,” and “they’re lousy for target shooting,” are, on the face, farcical. The AR-15 has been designed and re-designed in Many different calibers for many specific uses to include intermediate and large game hunting. As for “target shooting,” apparently to the teetering Peters, has never heard of 3-Gun competition and other National sporting competitions, some at the FEDERAL level sponsored by the government to include the annual Camp Perry Championship.

Peters goes on…”The latest school shooter could not have done what he did with a sports rifle or shotgun.” First of all, the AR rifle system as well as variants of the AK-47, are legally termed “Modern Sporting Rifles.” There are hundreds of designs of sporting rifles that are semi-automatic in function. As for shotguns, The first successful semi-automatic shotgun was marketed in 1902. And, armed with a modern shotgun, the school shooter here in Florida, could have killed just as effectively as with the AR-15, especially since FOUR police officers/Deputies were too cowardly or Stupid to do their jobs, enter the school and KILL the shooter.

Peters ignorance or outright left bias on the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution is astounding.

That “well regulated militia” part always gets left out. It’s called the “National Guard” and “the Reserves.” Did any of the recent shooters belong to a “well regulated militia”? As a matter of fact, I have not been able to identify a senior NRA executive who’s served in our military or in law enforcement — that’s patriotism for ya.”

First of all, Dick…er, Col. Peters, the term “militia” does NOT refer to the National Guard. Traditional State Militias were not adopted into the U.S. Army as the “National Guard” until World War I in 1917. The U.S. Constitution which the Bill of Rights is enshrined was ratified in 1788, that’s a full 129 years. And, militias have been around since 1636 when Massachusetts codified the existence of the militia, the forerunner of the National Guard. The militia was made up of ALL men aged 16 to 60. They were tasked with maintaining military arms and ammunition in defense of the colony. To attack the NRA leadership over military or law enforcement participation is a Strawman argument and a learned man such as Peters should know better.

As for putting weapons in schools, that’s a punk idea. More innocents would die.”

Col. Peters is engaging in the fallacy of “false cause” in this statement. Exactly what empirical evidence is there for this argument? None. Zero. As for it being a “punk” idea, I haven’t heard one single punk on the street nor punk musician for that matter suggest this.

He continues…”When the shooting starts, even the best-trained, most disciplined soldiers and cops — US Army Rangers or NYPD SWAT members — don’t put every round on target. The notion that a guard or teacher who goes to the range once a quarter would keep kids safe is profoundly divorced from reality.”

Really, Dick? I challenge you to go to ANY shooting competition where law enforcement and civilians compete together. Although there are exceptions, civilians out shoot law enforcement by a large margin. Here is but glaring bit of actual data gleaned from Chicago. Here is the data based on your “best-trained…cops.” Whom, by the way, are only required to qualify with their weapons One or Two times per YEAR!

Among the findings involving the deaths of 92 individuals:

•At least 2,623 bullets were fired by police in 435 shootings. In 235 of those incidents, officers struck at least one person; in another 200 shootings, officers missed entirely.

•The officers who fired weren’t rookies but, on average, had almost a decade of experience.

•Of the 520 officers who fired their weapons, more than 60 of them did so in more than one incident.

•The number of shootings by police — hits and misses — declined over the six years, from more than 100 in 2011 to 44 in 2015.

That’s more than 28 bullets per individual shot by the highly trained and skilled “cops.”

So, why my vulgar title for this essay? It expresses my frustration with individuals, organizations, even those with military experience/education, making statements, arguments and interviews to the press, who have no to limited knowledge on the subject of which they speak. I’m sick and tired of people using emotion and misinformation, deliberate and otherwise, to further an agenda based on political or personal feelings and not hard data and facts, not to mention Our Constitutional Rights!

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Keep Political Correctness Out of Medicine

I just read an article by PAMELA WIBLE, MD. another post-hippie era nutjob. The name of the article is,

“Stop saying these 7 shaming words in medicine. Right now.”

The premise of the article is that the words we use as practitioners when speaking to our patients are an important consideration. And if she had ended there, I’d have no issues. But, this wasn’t to be. She states that we shouldn’t talk down to, chastise, denigrate…etc. those under our care and, generally speaking, I agree. However, she takes these considerations way too far to the Left. I’m so surprised (Insert sarcasm here).

So, in my essay, I will take on her assertions and offer my personal and professional opinion on this subject point by point.

  1. Don’t say COMMITTED suicide. Committed implies a crime. Committed rape, burglary, murder. Suicide is not a crime; it’s a medical condition that has been taboo for too long. Let’s come out of the dark ages and use proper language to discuss the cause of death. It’s died OF pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, suicide. Say died OF suicide (or died BY suicide).

Obviously, she is not a lawyer/prosecutor. The reason why she says “committed implies a crime,” is because It Is A Crime! Suicide or Attempted suicide IS illegal, i.e. a crime, in virtually every state in America. It’s a crime against the person. Attempting to equate suicide with some terminal or acute medical condition or injury is just plain silly. Afraid to offend the sensibilities of family and friends of the deceased by using the term Committed Suicide is to nullify the seriousness of the subject matter. Especially, where there may be a vulnerable person present or involved. Yes, we should be compassionate, but we, as practitioners should NEVER sugar-coat suicide in order to soft-peddle the lack of support prior to the act, or the personal responsibility of the person who ended their own life. Virtually every person interviewed who attempted suicide had clearly stated they the moment they attempted to take their life, there was “instant” regret.

2. “Don’t say she IS bipolar. People are people first. Some get physical and/or mental health conditions. The health condition is not their identity. She HAS pneumonia, heart disease, depression, not she IS pneumonia, heart disease, depression. Say she HAS bipolar disorder (or she is a person WITH bipolar disorder).”

This again is just silly. There is NO difference between her definitions…None! I’m diabetic…oh, wait. That’s just wrong! I have an endocrine system disorder. a pancreatic disorder, an Islet cell disorder, a carbohydrate/sugar intake disorder…etc. Where does the silliness end? I’ve never met a patient who has said: “I am a person with bipolar disorder.” It’s unrealistic for practitioners to converse using textbook language when speaking to patients. Honestly, you have to “dumb-down” explanations and terminology in order for the patient to understand their situation and choices. There’s not enough time in the day for practitioners and patients to engage in drawn-out conversations involving textbook definitions/terminology and still provide quality care.

3. “Don’t say he IS an addict. As in #2, people are people first. He is not a disease. He is not a behavior. Thus, he is not a substance abuser or an addict. He is a person who may have an addiction or a substance abuse disorder. Say he HAS an addiction.”

Please allow me to rephrase the above statement using different words…

“Don’t say he is a criminal. As in #2, people are people first. He is not a murderer. He is not a behavior. Thus, he is not a criminal or murderer. He is a person who may have criminal tendencies or psychological disorder. Say he has a “behavioral or psychological disorder with tendencies to harm others.” -Stupid, right?

Do you notice how she removes all stigma of an act(s) involving personal responsibility or culpability?

4. “Don’t say patient IS NON-COMPLIANT. Non-compliant blames the patient for not following a plan that she may have not understood or agreed to follow. Maybe she simply did not have money to buy the medication or the recommended treatment. Be precise and accurate with words, especially when placed in a permanent medical record. Don’t blame or shame. Be curious and engaging. Ask, “IS THE TREATMENT WORKING?” 

“Non-compliant blames the patient for not following a plan…” Really? Who else is there to blame? It’s either the patient or the outside “caretaker” in the home environment. If the patient does not have the funds for specific medications, I’ve seen the physician, case manager, social worker, etc. assist many people. Many times, it’s the patient themselves who refuse to take responsibility for their own care. People with moderate to severe OSA (sleep apnea) not utilizing their CPAP machines for weeks, months or Years at a time. Or, cancer patients who refuse to quit smoking. I’ve seen patients on oxygen sitting in wheelchairs lighting up, the dedicated ones will place the cigarette right in their stoma. Sometimes shaming Works! Sometimes, “bullying” does wonders. Some people need an Honest “Coming to Jesus moment” to make an impression. Bottom line, if a patient makes a conscious choice to Not to follow a physician’s treatment plan or instructions that are the very definition of Non-compliance.  “IS THE TREATMENT WORKING?!” Really, how exactly does one judge that if the patient is Non-Compliant!

5. “Don’t say PROVIDER. A provider is a person who provides something. How nebulous. In medicine, a provider is an economic term used to lump all the revenue-generators together into one pile (often to see how much more money can be squeezed out of them). It’s a dehumanizing word that lacks precision and, honestly, it’s offensive to the people who have spent so many years of their lives to achieve mastery in their chosen profession. Use proper terminology. Say NURSE PRACTITIONER, MIDWIFE, PHYSICIAN. If you must use a collective term, say HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. Sometimes, I say HEALERS.”

This one is just idiotic. In my years as a practitioner, I’ve NEVER heard ANY physician, practititioner…etc, refer to themselves as a “provider” to a patient. You’re the ONLY one, Dr., that I’ve ever heard of using the term “healer” (Except for those charlatan psychic healers). Physicians don’t heal anything or anyone. The body, under the right conditions, heals itself. You may offer treatments, surgeries and maintenance drugs but many times you engage in the prolonging of the suffering of patients trying to die as nature demands. Cuddos to you.

6. “Don’t say MIDLEVEL. What is that? Maybe it’s when an elevator gets stuck between two floors? Again (see #5) this is a word used by healthcare administrators to describe revenue generators who are somewhere halfway between a nurse and a doctor (I think). Use proper terminology. Say PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT or NURSE PRACTITIONER.

That may be a corporate term and, I’ve never heard a healthcare administrator use this term, ever. Just more nonsensical crap to increase her word count.

7. “Don’t say BURNOUT. Physician burnout is a term of oppression that blames the doctor for not keeping up with an inhumane schedule (30-hour shifts, 120-hour work weeks) in a toxic workplace that may include hazing, bullying, and no time to eat or take bathroom breaks. Even on their so-called time off, doctors may still be working on chart notes at home in bed on the weekends. Burnout blames the victim and deflects attention from the perpetrator. Speak the truth. Say HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION or HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE. Don’t say burnout, say ABUSE.

I’ve seen some healthcare workers with/suffering “burnout.” And, I’ve never heard anyone say anything negative about these individuals other than criticising them for NOT seeking help or getting out long before they became a “problem.” As a matter of fact, it’s been my experience for the PEERS, so-called colleagues or “friends” to be the last ones to offer help or compassion for these people.

The only person who should be ashamed is you. To use terms like…”Human Rights Violations or Human Rights Abuse,” belittles the peoples of the World who have suffered ACTUAL Abuses of their Human Rights.

“Dr.” Wible, I think you belong in a commune somewhere in the Northwest where they grow hemp. I’m sure that they would eat up your mindless dribble…I mean since they’re almost always “high.”

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The Left Continues to Refuse Mental Health Treatment

Reprinted from a poor delusional Leftist calling himself an American Constitutionalist.

“Remember, Russia hacked both the DNC and the RNC but only released the DNC emails. Keep in mind that at this very moment Donald J. Trump is preparing to meet with the ex-KGB, Current President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. If Trump once again spends more than 5 minutes with Putin without another US representative present, every patriotic member of the US Congress must demand impeachment proceedings immediately. Trump says it never occurred to him to challenge Putin on election hacking and the indictment of twelve Russian spies during the Helsinki talks. Would this be to cover up any information that anyone of them may give to the Special Counsel, which will, in turn, indict Donald Trump eloquently as a Treasonous spy for Russia? I am repeating. If you support Trump, you are not a patriot. You are supporting a traitor, a liar, a fake, a fraud, a coward, and a phony president. No justification for it any way you try to excuse it or make it seem like he was the right choice. He needs to go. You offended the Founding Fathers by not looking at true Independent Patriots running for President like Evan McMullin.

The European Union is not our “foe.” Nazis are not “wonderful people.” African countries are not “shitholes.” Vladimir Putin is not a “fine person.” Kim Jong Un is not a “smart cookie.” Dear world, please forgive America for Donald Trump. Donald Trump, a little over one year had racked up over a total of 2,000 lies, and today can easily boast that number is rising to over 2500 lies. This is genuinely incomprehensible and irrational. A person, who is leading the free world into the future needs to be the antithesis of everything that Donald Trump is, from his racism, to bigotry and hatred, to bullying, to not comprehending the significance of the United States Constitution to being in the middle of the most bizarre and betrayal to all of the fallen Veterans, the builders of the skyscrapers, the farmers, the believers, the dreamers, and future of not only America, but the World.

To every immigrant looking to the West for Freedom, for the opportunity, for the dream to be a part of the grandest experiment of all humankind, America sadly sees unhappiness; families tore apart, the hopeful turned away, and all from the hatred and bigotry of one President Donald Trump. President Trump states that the religion of Islam prevails its ugly head with terrorism, but only from specific countries, which include none that President Trump has any financial ties with. President Trump states that White supremacist are very fine people as they walk down city streets with torches and threaten anyone not precisely white, male and heterosexual, and full of hatred and elects to judge people by religion, sexual preference, their ancestry, or their financial influence. President  Trump wants to build a wall to keep out the “Drug Dealers” of Mexico, but most who immigrate from the South are not from Mexico, are not Drug Dealers or rapists, but families are just trying to save their families from slaughter, famine, or other harmful living. America watched as babies were ripped from the arms of their parents, illegally kidnapped by ICE, and flown hundreds and thousands of miles away from their families. Scared, desperate, and not understanding, Trump tried to coerce the babies into court and force them to represent themselves, or demanded that for their parents to get their children back, they would need to sign an affidavit to leave America and never return. This is not America that The Revolution was fought for, and it is not the America that has sheltered millions from the deplorable actions of tyrants throughout the ages. This is a bigoted, hateful, out of control mad-man with a superiority complex and believes he was sent from God to save the World. Sadly some in America think that he is some Savior. Pity the fool who does not heed the word of God, or country, for he is a fool upon the mountain of Jacob and upon the tablets of Moses.

America has watched and stood in shame as President Donald Trump has insulted the Catholic Pope, to the Queen of England, to previous Presidents, and to the leaders of many allied countries from France to Germany to Canada. President Trump has disparaged each of the many statesmen and leaders of goodness and light around the world. According to Merriam Webster, the meaning of Disparage is:

America has seen after the discussions where tariffs were being placed upon goods from other countries; Trump went to calling the Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau a wimp and incapable. Americans witnessed the insulting of the Highest Catholic Priest, The Pope before the elections in 2016. As current as two days ago, Trump insulted the Queen of England by making her wait fifteen minutes, and then to walk in front of her without thought or care of her, or her age. Americans hear of the great negotiator Trump is but saw the finality behind his meeting with North Korea, and now one hears that Putin is a great leader and that Trump will be having a private meeting with Putin. This is treasonous in its apparent hiding of what is supposed to be a transparent government and President. Americans have the duly Constitutional right to hear the words spoken between an enemy, and a man who was in the center of several uncanny coincidences that leads too many of his closest allies from his candidacy, to the Oval Office being locked-up, charged with felonies, and charges of laundering money, illegal agreements with Russia, etc. America can no longer respect the words of President Trump, his intentions, how he came to be the President, to the government being filled with criminals, family members, and power hungry followers of the Trumponian ignorance.

One would have to dig deep to be able to find reason, intellect, or integrity to state that while the campaign manager was dealing directly with Russia, Trump was unaware, as Trump’s son is meeting with Russians to try to destroy the competitor in the race, The President knew nothing, That as Flynn was screaming lock her up he was in the middle of dealings with Russia and he knew nothing, and while his son-in-law was busy securing Russian financing, he Knew nothing. Either there was complete knowledge of these specific treasonous actions by President Trump, or he is the world’s most obtuse and blind human. Having lawyer friends threaten people to be destroyed, and not being aware, or having your present lawyer giving tons of money to a prostitute to keep her mouth shut, and then the campaign paying him back and he not knowing are far-fetched at best. Hiring an unknown unaware doctor to lie about the physical condition of President Trump is just a sign of something to hide, along with not supplying America with actual tax returns so Americans can decide if he is what he states, or if he is a swindler, a mobster, and a Russian crony.

There is no question with integrity drove Americans that there is much darkness surrounding each word, and each action done by President Donald Trump and his floundering political lackeys that spend hours defending and lying for him daily. America deserves the right to know why, why the political leaders would exclude from their vocabulary their local citizenry, America’s best interests, and Patriotism and replaced it with lies, half-truths, ignorance, and power hungry ideas. America deserves finality to the Mueller investigation without insult or influence. There are several avenues that treason, criminal practice, and political woes have created, and Mueller needs to be able to clean the halls of Congress of the criminals, and anyone who has committed Treason, from a staff member to the President, if they have fallen into the dark ooze of the swamp, then they must be cleansed through sunlight. No wrong can ever be righted by a word or half-truth, or a maybe. Anyone who believes in President Trump and his desires is virtuous are genuinely affected with a mental disease, which at this point there is no cure.

Americans around the nation and the world need to question loudly, What does President Trump have to hide from the world? Why so much cloak and dagger from such a hateful, spiteful, arrogant imbecile? America needs to become the fabric of the society once again, be the leader in influence, compassion, and freedom. Once again America must be proud to be Patriotic and shed the hate of a nationalistic President.”

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Why Some People Don’t Like Me

“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.

Have you been often accused of being intimidating? People might judge you for what you are without knowing about you or your life. Your personality today is a result of the experiences you have gone through in the past. Because of that your attitude towards life has become strong and tough. Others may not like the way you are but that should not bother you. You should not be sorry for who you are.

Marked by tension, your life has seen many ups and downs in your career and relationships. This has transformed you into an independent and stronger person. Therefore you do not easily come off as soft to people anymore.

Sometimes you are misunderstood as rude and mean for the way you behave and react around others. What most people fail to see is your soft side behind this garb of the tough one. People who come across as intimidating are actually kind in nature and have a big heart.

Some common traits that are visible in intimidating personalities are the following:

1. Small talk is annoying – You do not appreciate small talks and neither do you indulge in them quite often. Deep and serious conversations which involve the participation of the intellect is something that interests you. Petty conversations concerning the weather or the glamour world do not catch your attention. You are in fact infuriated if someone interrupts you with their small talks.

2. Willful ignorance is not tolerated – You not only have a strong personality but are wise and learned at the same time. You are open-minded and do not entertain someone who is judgmental. Baseless judgment comes from being ignorant. One way to mitigate ignorance is to educate yourself. But if someone is too reluctant to do so for themselves, then you would either walk away or lose your patience with them.

3. You see more opportunities than others – Because you are open minded, you may see many more opportunities in situations than others. This attitude not only helps you survive but it also pushes you through tough situations. At the same time, you may encounter animosity and jealousy from others because you have the ability to achieve success through hardships.

4. Your focus is on solutions and not problems – Strong-willed people are focused and they know how to get their things done. They do not tolerate any excuses from others who try to hinder their work. They dislike people who are weak and complaining and fail to manage things on their own.

5. You are a person of your word – Honesty is something that you value the most. You are straightforward who speaks their mind and is not afraid to come off as someone who is rude. You are not two-faced and tell people exactly what you think. You always stick by your word and never lie to a friend. Because of your personality traits, you are choosy about your friends. You cannot be friends with anybody and everybody. You detest liars and dishonest people.

If it sounds like you or someone you know, then you must understand by now that people with strong personalities may come off as intimidating but that they are not cruel at heart. They do not try to dominate you in any way. They just cannot restrain their anger and frustration when they come across people who wear masks.

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