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No Casualties In Massive Civil Disobedience

December 31st, 2015 . by Cary

Ever since Sunday evening, December 27th, there was a massive civil disobedience happening in Southern California. The body count was in the zeros, and many laws were broken – on purpose! – in order to prove a point.

From all non-reports, a mentally stable, white, male, Christian was in the area of San Diego for more than four days, blatantly breaking all sorts of California gun control laws, including transporting a loaded “assault weapon” (semi-automatic large caliber pistol) on state and federal highways in the state of California, possessing a loaded “assault weapon” without permission from the state of California, having a “high capacity” magazine in said “assault weapon”, having more than ten rounds in said “high capacity” magazine in said “assault weapon”, and having a round chambered in said “assault weapon” the entire time this was happening. Reports indicate that the mentally stable, white, male, Christian was in several venues where a great deal of harm could have been committed, if the mentally stable, white, male, Christian were so inclined; those locations including several museums, open air plazas, and the San Diego Zoo.

A source close to the mentally stable, white, male, Christian says that the perpetrator, who is allowed in his home state to act in this manner without any type of restriction or license, acted no differently than he did at home; the source has said “It was if he just ignored all the hoopla and had the audacity to act as though he had the God-given right to protect himself and those around him.” (editor’s emphasis)

No passer-by noticed he was armed, no police officers were called, and no violence was reported.

The point of all this? It’s only when someone is bent on terrorizing others that the issues of weapon choice, size, capacity, and actions are seen as “bad” – because as soon as the mentally stable, white, male, Christian crossed the Colorado River traveling west bound the laws considered him to be acting in a felonious manner; likewise, as soon as the Colorado was crossed in an east bound direction he was acting within the laws of the land.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Taxed Enough Already

September 29th, 2015 . by Cary


“Every Republican tax-reform plan should be rooted in this reality: If you are going to have federal spending that is 21 percent of GDP, then you can have a.) taxes that are 21 percent of GDP; b.) deficits. There is no c. If, on the other hand, you have a credible program for reducing spending to 17 or 18 percent of GDP, which is where taxes have been coming in, please do share it.” —National Review’s Kevin Williamson

I’ll go one step further – if your tax rate is 17 -18% of the GDP, it’s too high. You are strangling the flow of commerce and economics. If, however, a person could keep all that they earn, and only pay a consumption tax on durable goods, that would be the fairest way to collect taxes. If you don’t buy a lot of durable goods, you don’t pay a lot of taxes. If you buy a lot of durable goods, you pay more taxes. That would ensure everyone pays taxes, according to their income bracket, without a lot of complex forms and formulas, and very little need of an entire bureaucratic arm of the government to track, collect, and penalize.

There is actually a House resolution stuck in the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding this very idea, the FairTax Act of 2015. It was sponsored by Representative Rob Woodall, from Georgia. Why is stuck in committee? Because it calls for abolishing the IRS by 2019, and has a sunset clause that will cancel the FairTax if the 16th amendment is not repealed within seven years of H.R. 25 becoming law. It also only funds a very small portion of the government – as it should. A lot of the current activities of the government would, by necessity, need to be done away with. Naturally, because it strikes at so many sacred cows, the prostitutes – I mean, the Members of Congress most affect by this act are stalling it.

Calls to your representatives urging them to push for the passage of H.R. 25, the FairTax act of 2015, would be greatly helpful.

Chat ya later…

cary

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The Dark Side … of Us.

September 24th, 2015 . by Cary

There is some language in the bottom of this article.

My first question when a video of this nature appears is: Why were the low-lifes FILMING this and not INTERVENING? Really? You think getting “likes” on YouTube is more important than helping your fellow man?

Go away from me, I don’t want anything to do with your brand of “humanity”.

Chat ya later…

cary

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The Federalist Papers

September 24th, 2015 . by Cary

“In the first place it is to be remembered that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 14

Chat ya later…

cary

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Complacency Will Kill You

September 14th, 2015 . by Cary

Well, it will try, anyway. I’ve been riding a motorcycle for my commute since June. In the early morning hours, here in Phoenix, it is usually hot and dry. Hot enough to make you not wear a jacket while riding a bike. Or gloves. And really, who wants to wear heavy boots all day in an office? Sneakers it is …

It rained last night, a long, soaking rain that we have needed for some time. This morning was warm, but not hot; but very humid. The breeze as I was riding was very enjoyable.

My commute takes me east on Bethany Home Road, and I turn southeast onto Grand Ave. The light was red at Grand, so the turn lane started out from a dead stop. The three vehicles ahead of me made the turn – and stopped. I was into the turn when there was nowhere to go. The pavement, it turns out, was a little damp right there. I have good brakes.

I also now have a scratched up engine guard, some scratches on my helmet, minor scrapes on my right knee and right elbow, and a twisted right ankle. The bike landed on my right foot, the saddlebag kept it at an odd angle. I used my left foot to push the bike up enough to free my right ankle. A guy appeared, asking if I was OK – turns out he was the reason everyone stopped; he was crossing Grand in the crosswalk with the light. He picked up my bike, and pushed it over to the side while I attempted to stand up. My ankle doesn’t seem to be able to take full weight right now; but it’s not broken. I’ll see what a little ice will do for it.

I will also be wearing my riding gear from now on, regardless of weather. Lesson re-learned. (I had gone down a long time ago, low side, and didn’t come out of that one nearly as well off as I did this time.)

Tomorrow morning’s commute will feature yours truly wearing his ballistic jacket, road gloves, and boots. The sneakers will be in the side bag, for use in the office. If I had full leathers, I would wear that, and change once I got to the office.

All The Gear, All The Time.

Chat ya later…

cary

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