More likely then not, Jesus, son of Joseph, wasn't born on this day.
But, ... That doesn't matter.
More likely then not, Jesus son of Mary, wasn't 'white,' either.
But, ... That doesn't matter.
More likely then not, Jesus wasn't an only child.
But, ... That doesn't matter, either.
What does matter?
The Messiah of all men and women was born!!!
Doom and Gloom
Things You Might Want to Think About
All over the world, people are living through tough times, even here in these United States.
So, ... What do you do for Christ's Mass?
So, ... Some folks write an article for Salon, about the Second Amendment to the Constitution of these United States. The writer suggests the Second Amendment is only about the Militia.
The writers quotes a young James Madison, a founding father of this country, about "a bill for the “Preservation of Deer” which penalized persons “. . . who shall bear a gun out of his enclosed ground unless whilst performing military duty. . .”
The writers also highlights that "Of all the 13 state Constitutions, only one — Pennsylvania’s — granted the right of an individual to own a gun."
Lastly, the writers points out that the issue is "whether the Second Amendment can be read as a fundamental and absolute right (as the NRA claims) that can neither be limited nor regulated."
Cool, ... I can dig that.
However, They make some mistakes.
First, I hate to say it, but the Tenth Amendment (The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.) prohibits the government from taking any freedom, including your right to redress the government, bear arms, trial by your peers, and a many others.
Second, I hate to say it, but that same founding father, probably older and wiser, said, "The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…" — James Madison
Third, I hate to say it, but there is that Militia issue. George Mason, one of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution, who said, "Who are the Militia? They consist now of the whole people, except for a few public officers."
Lastly, our rights are given to us by God, not the Constitution, not the government, and definitely not you.
In other words, I'll make you a deal, Ed Asner and Ed. Weinberger.
I say, we implement your interpretation of the Second Amendment, so all of us get M-4s, M-249s, M-240s, M-2s, M-79s, M-203s, and ...
So we can do our duty as members of the Militia.
You don't need to insult people, ... assholes ; - )
Debate, Part Two
Another person's thoughts
As always, ...
Let's replace 'black' with 'white' or 'brown,' 'yellow,' 'red,' and any other color/ethnic group.
It is important for you and your family to be physically fit.
What that means and the level of physical fitness that is required is up to you and your family.
Understand, you might be fighting for your life, in a conflict that you didn't plan to be in.
Yeap, ... Give a firearm, next Christ's Mass.
Does it have a nuclear blast shelter?
And a tank, filled with sharks that have .... Lazers.
I bet you, ... The motive wasn't mental health related.
I feel sorry for you, the younger generation. You and I grew up in a different country. A country that you will never see or know.
Yes, it was a country that had problems, but it was a country that you could escape from by moving North.
A country that still respected your rights, most of the time.
A country that wasn't worried about 'security.'
Unidentified Flying Object
Yep, ... It's a UFO until someone figures out what it really is.
An oppressive organization comes to power. What do you do?
That's right, ... You try to ignore it.
"We’re all in this horror show together."
"Most people reading this were trained to think hard work built character so a desire to work was a sign of good character. That’s a perfectly sensible belief in a world of scarcity. In a post-scarcity society, one where automation is increasing taking over human labor, maybe those sentiments about work are counter-productive. Maybe the way forward is self-actualizing leisure."
"The number of war dead pales in comparison with the number of people who lost their lives at the hands of their own governments."
"The big question as we move past Donald Trump's first year in office is whether Trumpism is a force that is dependent on the man bearing its title or whether it's a cultural and political wave that will retain its power when he leaves."
"I should note the Maoist flavor to all of this campus activism."
What Others Wrote
Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 12/22/17
Defense One: The D Brief, 22 December, 2017
Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 60
Survival Blog: The Survivalists's Odds 'n Sods 24 Dec 2017
The Survivalists Blog: Prepper News and Notes: Dec 13, 2017
Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 508
Z Man: The Christmas Podcast
That's Just the Way it Was: Bethany, Georgia (ca 1941)
The house of Lloyd Rhodes, Negro tenant farmer.
One of Lloyd Rhode's children plowing their field
Lloyd Rhodes, Negro tenant, planting cotton.