It’s Not Islamophobia, It’s A Very Real Fear

Internment Announcements

It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II.

Paranoia is a baseless fear. Today, however, there are nearly two million Muslims living among us and little doubt that their loyalties lie with their Nation of Islam, and not our Nation of Liberty.

We will never be free of this threat until our level of commitment to saving our country exceeds the fervor and dedication of the militant Islamic enemy.

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Economic Death by a Thousand Terrorist Cuts

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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.

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Writing for The Web and Social Media: Part 1 – The Prime Directive

The Quill Pen

Flawless grammar and perfect punctuation are rarely seen or expected in today’s environment of Instant Messaging, Tweeting, Texting, Blogging, Facebooking and other social media. Credibility is everything, and credibility suffers when ideas are presented in a less than credible manner.

Have you ever been reading a blog post and right up front the writer screwed up a word?

The writer’s point might be strong, and their logic impeccable, but if the Silver lining is wrapped in a dark cloud, many people will never see it.

What I hope to do here is kick-start your thinking — not about your message, but about the way you present it, starting with the “Prime Directive.”

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Web Writing Part 3: Cut the extra words, less really is more.

New Challenges

Where writing for eMedia is concerned, less really is more Documents destined for computer screens follow a slightly different set of rules than those written for print. The traditional 10-20 words per sentence is out the window. According to Jacob Nielsen, you should cut ‘traditional’ text by at least 50% when writing for the screen. Cutting overall length by half makes your writing easier … Continue reading

Web Writing Part 4: Odds, Ends and Pet Peeves

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In any communication, be it graphic, written or verbal, do it as if … “You’re Sending a Telegram to a Moron at a Thousand Dollars a Word!”

Just because others abuse the language doesn’t give you permission

While on the subject of the widely misused and abused words, I’d like to point out a few of my pet peeves.
(FWIW)

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Parents of Special Needs Children Want Cops to Know …

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Persons with special needs and their care givers are twice as likely to have encounters with police and other first responders than the ‘average’ citizen.

Just recently, a child with Down’s syndrome was subdued by TASER in a situation that could have been easily defused by the parent or care-giver. In another incident police arrested a woman who was in diabetic shock, pulled her from her ‘parked’ car, threw her face-down on the pavement, handcuffed her and treated her like she was intoxicated.

With the above in mind, the special needs community would like for you to know a few things.

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I Am Joe’s Gun!

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NOTE: The Eggman had to write this for me because, as I say later, I have no brain, no muscles and no ability to reason or think. I’m neither good nor evil — Like most other tools, I’m a simple inanimate object.

I’m as much a part of Joe’s daily outfit as shoes or socks. In fact, Joe goes without his socks more often than he goes without me.

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You Don’t Know Me — And I Have a Gun.

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You don’t know me, or maybe you just don’t know that you do.
I am your neighbor, doctor, clergyman, nurse or just another nameless, faceless stranger in the crowd.
I have a state authorized, court issued permit to carry a concealed handgun.
I do so whenever possible.

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Things Cops Know (and want the public to know)

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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 response to numerous requests, I have just started a … Continue reading

Things Citizens Want Cops to Know

Law Enforcement

If you have something that you want the Cops to know, leave a comment here and the better ones will migrate to the “Official” list.

Note: “You Suck” does not indicate the degree of thought and intellect I’d like to represent here, so if you have nothing constructive to say …

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When Guns are Finally Banned

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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

Is a Flat or Fair Tax Possible, or Even Realistic?

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In this writer’s opinion, some form of ‘flat’ tax system is not only common sense, but efficient, workable and fair. If you make Ten times the money, you pay ten times the tax, period.

Add to this a National Sales/Consumption tax, and a mechanism by which the poorest American’s would pay neither, and 20,000 pages of confusing tax code can be whittled down to a Hundred or so easy to understand pages.

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What’s in a Word? (Authorities)

Definition of Authority

Frankly, it’s all in a word

I’d like to clear up something said by our friendly [?] neighborhood NSA leaker.

Snowden stated that he “had the authorities [needed] to tap anyone’s telephones…”

I have no doubt that he did.

Snowden did not have the authority to listen in to your phone calls, he did, however, have the authorities to do so.

Did I just contradict myself?

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WARNING: DISTURBING IMAGE of Murdered Children

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US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels are currently attacking and burning Christian churches, shooting Christians in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all non-Muslims must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and actively killing priests.

This is who our current administration has backed to overthrow Assad.

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The Little Dead Schoolhouse

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What breaks my heart is when children graduate with diplomas in political correctness but can’t read them without help.

For the past Five Years I made a point to spend some time with a group of what I consider “average” teenagers at a local high school. These are middle class students, in what is supposed to be one of the better schools in the area. I am appalled by their lack of knowledge of things they will need when they hit the real world.

Here is what I found in my little unscientific survey of 100 (50 Boys & 50 Girls) randomly chosen students, in grades 10-12.

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No More Islamic Appeasement

Stick Figure Diety

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?

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The Bill of Non Rights

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We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.

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Grandma’s Paring Knife

Annie Wells Ingram

As a child I only remember a few things that were classified as ‘absolutely forbidden’ to touch, get close to, or even vaguely think about. Aside from the obvious; buttons, levers and stuff in the car, truck or on power tools, daddy’s guns, and the oil furnace, there was a special category — grandma’s paring knife. Long after I was old enough to shoot … Continue reading

Why We’ll Never Win the Drug War

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Scenario: No More Drug Problem.

For the sake of this hypothetical commentary, let’s assume that somehow, the problem with illegal drugs mostly goes away.

Whether this is through enforcement, social change, legalization or some yet to be discovered process is not relevant for this commentary.

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Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

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According to The Book of Lists, fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of a majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease, comes fear of standing in front of a crowd.

We all want to be movie stars, but are terrified of the spotlight.

Here are a few anecdotes and tips to help your turn in the barrel as productive as possible.

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Suggested Letter to Anti-Gunowner Establishments

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I have written several successful letters using the following as a core template. A number of the of the stores and businesses I sent them to have removed their signs. Please feel free to copy and modify it as needed to fit your specific situation.
(This version is specific to Virginia)

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Percy L. Crosby – Freedom Fighter

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Percy Crosby was clearly not popular with the White power establishment of the Twenties and Thirties. His characters and cartoons, however, were wildly popular with the American people.

Crosby’s outspoken, politically incorrect but accurate and insightful satire and personal activism eventually led to his being labeled by the government and big business as a dangerous person.

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The More Things Change — One Man Rule

Percy Crosby spoke for the citizen, and spoke loudly.

From the 1920′s — or was it last week? Percy L. Crosby’s political commentary was understandably irritating to the powers that be. As with much of Crosby’s work, it’s as relevant today as it was over eighty years ago. Learn more about Percy Crosby, his life and times, his false imprisonment, and his family’s struggle to regain the stolen Skippy® legacy and name. Visit … Continue reading

History Always Repeats – Unless we Learn!

Always in touch with the plight of the victims, Percy Crosby eventually became a victim of the same system he was fighting to expose.

From the 1920′s — or was it last week? Percy L. Crosby’s social commentary was understandably irritating to the powers that be. Here is yet another example of the empathy that Percy L. Crosby felt for the poor and downtrodden. As with much of Crosby’s work, it’s as relevant today as it was over eighty years ago. You can learn more about Percy Crosby, … Continue reading

School Shootings – Stop the Panic

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With all respect to victims and families (also victims) of violence everywhere …
During the furor over recent events and the resulting demands for serious action, arming teachers, police in schools and gun confiscation, there is one simple fact that has been overlooked.

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A PSA to The Mainstream Media

Save the First Amendment

ATTENTION MAINSTREAM MEDIA The following Public Service Announcement is from your fellow Americans and the Second Amendment. STOP – LOOK – LISTEN America is at a Crossing Don’t Get Hit by the Train   STOP: Stop the war against law abiding American gun owners for a while, and let the smoke clear. You may be surprised to discover that the bulk of it is … Continue reading