Obama Opposed Gun Ban Exception to Defend One’s Home by Keith Koffler on January 11, 2013, 9:58 am As a state senator in Illinois, President Obama opposed legislation providing an exception to handgun restrictions if the weapon was used in the defense of one’s home. Obama’s vote would have maintained the status quo, which made it a violation of municipal gun ban law to … Continue reading
The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S. By James Slack The Mail: Online Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa – widely … Continue reading
A lone inventor, Alva T. Edistone demonstrated a new, elegantly simple, extremely bright light bulb based on electrical resistance.
While not as energy efficient as the standard CFL bulb, giving off more heat and having a shorter lifespan, these inexpensive new lamps are manufactured with little or no heavy metals or other noxious materials. Continue reading
Homeland Security National Alert Homeland Security Regional Alert Preparedness is your insurance policy. You hope you never need to use it, but it could save your life if you do. The U.S. is Ripe with Soft Targets While the steps being taken to secure our power grid against cyber-attack are important, these steps only protect one of many attack vectors. Hundreds of miles of … Continue reading
NOTE:The original Web Safe color concept was intended for those with 16 bit displays, limited to only 256 colors.
While there are still a few users out there in that category they represent fewer than 2% of the total clients. (Mostly non-U.S. schools from which most companies do not or should not solicit nor encourage traffic.) Today, almost any color (matters of taste aside) will display properly.
For 100% certainty, however, Websafe colors always work.
style = “font-color:#FF33CC“> SAY WHAT? When you are working with computers, and especially the Internet and the Web, you will eventually run into things like the above – – – Hexadecimal (HEX) Numbers. In HTML and other programming/scripting languages these represent a color to displayed on-screen. If you are making a motorcycle classifieds website or any kind of website for that matter and you … Continue reading
“WTF” is my ‘stream of thought’ (no apologies for using a banned phrase) recollection of the random stupid stuff that caught my eggclectic attention this week, and makes want to say – WTF?
Read along and perhaps you’ll agree and we can be WTF buddies. .. or not Continue reading
A table or statistics for 2011, indicating the weapons used to commit homicide. A link to an Excel (.xls) file of the raw data is included so that you can perform your own analysis. Continue reading
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force. Continue reading
Here’s a compromise that balances the public’s absolute right to know with the sanctity of the First Amendment and the privacy of gunowners.
I propose that every appropriate state and local firearms registration and/or liscensing authority adopt the following policy. Continue reading
How should we deal with an organized effort to inflict these Million economic cuts, when all it takes to inflict one is a circuit board and battery taped to an empty Propane can, or even a simple paper bag left in an ‘inappropriate’ place?
One plane crash doesn’t change the fact that flying is statistically the safest way to travel.
Likewise, One crazy person, killing Twenty Six people in a school doesn’t change the fact that our primary and secondary schools remain statistically, the safest place for your child to be. Continue reading
When we replace gun rights with gun-owner rights the issue becomes personal. Join me in the effort to end the futile battle for so-called, non-existent gun rights and gun laws. Renew the charge in support of the very real and very important rights of The People who own defensive and recreational firearms. I am constantly reading on the Net and in the media about … Continue reading
Is it a New Year – Or Is It Here We Go Again?
Well folks, here it is, 2013. Somehow we made it through 2012, Zombies and the Mayan Apocalypse not withstanding.
Congress is reaching for roots and branches to grab as we slide down the economic cliff, and kicking a lot of cans in the process Continue reading
Learning from History Year: 1949 — Situation: The Same — Lessons Learned: None
The only thing that I can even begin to say about this is that it provides additional proof that the problem is not the people, it’s the system. Continue reading
Learning from History – The More Things Change The More They Remain the Same
The classic definition of insanity. Continue reading
Here we go again — Yet Another Makeover and Re-invention Over the years I have created a number of online properties and it’s time for housecleaning, consolidation and renovation. Continue reading
Produced with Brewmaster Buford’s secret family recipe, Chateau Bubba illustrates the meaning of the word Wheeeeuuuu!
Using our unique “Double Distilling” process, CB (as the locals call it) goes down smooth and comes back up again and again. Continue reading
A list of the most common error codes likely to be thrown by your Web browser. Continue reading
A list of the most common error codes likely to be thrown by your FTP Software. Continue reading
For some reason, a greater than average number of my friends, acquaintances, comrades and cohorts in the creative fields have a problem with money.
Specifically, they seem to have problems justifying the value of their services, establishing a fair price and finally, collecting the money when the work is done. Continue reading
With the best of intentions, and absolutely no consideration for any unexpected or unintended consequences, the United States, primarily the CIA, helped facilitate the Shah’s overthrow.
The result, of course, was the delightfully friendly, humane and moderate regemes of the Ayatollah Kohmeni and his successors.
“Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.”
Children – Can We Say Muslim Brotherhood? Continue reading
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. The Photograph The Story In the mid 70′s, rumors of an alleged affair between broadcaster Barbara Walters and then Senator, Edward Brooke were flying around the … Continue reading
Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Do this until swords are outlawed. — Then die by the sword anyway. – Egg There are those who call for an outright ban on all firearms. Many still believe that the solution to the violent crime problem in this country is getting all guns out of private hands. Law abiding citizens with defensive firearms, however, … Continue reading
All The News That Fits, We Print. The Horsepasture Gazette Volume 1 – Issue 1 PRICE FREE Mayor Won’t Raise Taxes Horsepasture Va In a private conversation with this reporter, Mayor Parker Earnest announced that taxes will remain level, at least through this summer. Stable sugar prices, and an unusually potent batch of liquid assets contribute to the cash flow surplus. Mayor Earnest said, … Continue reading
Ego, conceit and confidence all came up in a recent conversation with a comrade in arms and it ended with the sort of question only a good friend can gracefully ask. Before he asked, however, he requested that I think long and hard, and be completely honest. Both of these are equally uncomfortable and the latter downright unnatural, but I said I’d try. (Which … Continue reading
Though you may have paid for photos, music and/or artwork, you may not have a right to reproduce them. You may not be allowed to use photos even if they are of you! When you contract with a non-employee to have images, sculpture or pictures made of you, your facilities or your product, ask questions beforehand. For example: Who will own the negatives or … Continue reading
This quick guideline does not pretend to be a comprehensive guide, and I don’t pretend to be a lawyer. ( though I occasionally play one on the Internet ) What I hope to do, however, is address some of the more commonly asked questions presented in my seminars and consulting sessions. Before you take a chance you should, of course, check with a real … Continue reading
Does your local shopping center, department store or other merchant require law abiding patrons to become potential victims before being allowed to shop? Do they not know that criminals don’t obey the law, much less their ineffective rules and silly signs? Don’t Be Disarmed and Defenseless Fight Back With This Handy (and Free) 8 1/2 x 11 Sign! Now you can perform a valuable … Continue reading
If you believe that abortion should be illegal except in instances of rape or incest, then I propose that you are a hypocrite. Continue reading
A Common Sense Look at an Insane Act Introduction I was recently asked why I have been editorially silent about the Aurora CO murders. The primary reason is that rather than digesting the spin, suppositions and theorizing of the day, I thought I’d wait for some actual details to be disclosed or discovered and the knees to stop jerking. Nothing here is intended to … Continue reading
Clinton, N.C. (CBS CHARLOTTE) – The parents of a 10-year old Union elementary school student have filed a complaint against the school for strip-searching their son to find an allegedly stolen $20 bill. Teresa Holmes on Dec. 6, the family of Clinton, N.C., fifth-grader Justin Cox allege their son was ordered to remove his socks, shoes, pants and shirt so the principal could conduct … Continue reading
Though often considered unnecessary, you should obtain a signed Model Release before using any Photo including identifiable people. This is especially true for any images that may later have commercial value. Even if the shots appear to have no commercial purpose, if there is any possibility that they may be published in the future, don’t skip the release. As a general rule, images of … Continue reading
City, county and local governments are leaving a big Black mark where they should be getting a Gold star. Hey — Inspector — Leave Those Kids Alone! City zoning, and code enforcement actions taken by various governments against children attempting to get a start down the road to entrepreneurship are at once an abomination and an incredible educational and public relations opportunity. The current … Continue reading
Why Shouldn’t High Level Public Servants Prove They are Drug Free? As a condition of employment, almost everyone, from the guys who pick up the trash and deliver the mail, to the folks who read meters and repair the highways must agree to random drug and Alcohol testing. A number of myjobs, and even some consulting contracts required a full drug screening and an … Continue reading
As a prerequisite to some forthcoming opinion pieces, I offer an occasional bit of relevant historical information. There won’t be much, only enough to provide some background for the topic at hand, and no more. I’ll try to keep it so simple that even liberals and recent public school indoctrinates can grasp it. Once upon a time, in a place far far away, a … Continue reading
The police [understandably] don’t want you to know many things, from interrogation techniques to their home addresses. The average LEO, however, does want the public to be more aware of some other bits of wisdom. Many are common sense, most should be obvious, a few are “Officer” Murphy’s Laws and a lot are hilarious! In no particular order, a few things that cops … Continue reading
When the television series The “L” Word debuted, the Lesbian community not only defused the “L” word, but relinquished their claim to it. The “L” group currently claiming the letter “L” should have been the original owners in the first place, but claiming letters wasn’t popular when lawyers were spawned. If you want to get angry at a sector of ‘The Evil Rich,’ then … Continue reading
Death sentences and bounties have been, and are still being placed on the heads of people who produce films, draw cartoons or commit other acts that either depict, defame or are critical of their prophet, Muhammad. Even this article could invite retribution.
How can the same government sanctioned radicals who drag beheaded bodies through public streets and sentence people to death for failing to renounce their non-Islamic faith, condemn others for intolerance?
But that’s not the point. The point is that anyone critical of Islam in any public forum can provide a perceived ‘excuse’ for the radical Muslims to attack our interests.
In today’s world of political correctness and instant global communications, a single individual with a copy of the Qur’an, a Bic™ lighter and a Twitter™ account not only can, but has been accused of “turning the entire nation of Islam into a powder keg,” and “threatening the safety of our citizens and troops overseas” and even the “security of the entire world.”
Any U.S. citizen could find themselves with a price on their head merely by expressing an opinion or posting a picture that radical militant Muslims might deem improper or insulting.
Back in the day, (1976) when campaign finances could never approach One Billion dollars, Senator Fred Harris and several other candidates endeavored to run their campaigns on the figurative shoestring. Like Sen. Harris, however, these innovative cheapskate’s campaigns were also exceedingly brief. The Photograph The Story In addition to back yard Bar-B-Que’s, impromptu lawn parties and other very informal events, staged to raise money, … Continue reading