Odds of becoming a saint: 1 in 20 million.
Odds of being killed by a vending machine: 1 in 100 million.
Odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery: 1 in 176 million.
Still, 5 friends and I all kicked in $20 a piece for our chance to win. Dense as a brick of lead...
I find the statistic for vending machine deaths amazing. That means in America, 3 people a year are killed by vending machines! Is your hung-up bag of Freetos THAT important? ;-)
We had the Black Panthers getting a pass from the DOJ on the voter intimidation case back in 2008. More recently, we had them putting a bounty of $10,000 on the head of the guy that shot the black kid in Florida.
Now, we've got another Black Panther dude threatening to "Burn it Down" if the state of Michigan takes over Detroit.
No need to read between the lines: If you're black, you can use threats and intimidation to advance your political agenda, and not worry about any negative repercussions.
Dontch just love this "color blind" society? Orwell got it right, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".
There have been a number of large cities in the news lately that have announced they're in deep financial doo doo. LA, Detroit, San Jose, San Diego.
So, I'm trying to figure out why some large cities are struggling and others are hanging on. Why isn't a city like Havana-By-The-Bay - San Francisco - on the brink of financial collapse? Or NYC? These two cities are veritable socialist enclaves, but they're not going teats up (yet).
I think it has to do with a combination of population AND density. Look at this following list. It is the city and its population density per square mile -
LA - 8,092/mile
Detroit - 5,142
NYC - 27,012
SF - 17,179
Philly - 11,457
San Diego - 4,003
San Jose - 5,300
Atlanta - 3,190
In general, it seems that large cities with low density are going down more quickly. My guess is that it has to do with literally stretching services thin. If you're like LA - which is absolutely mammoth in size - you've got to have far-flung police, fire, social services facilities. A city like San Francisco, which is only 49 square miles, can get away with less physical government infrastructure.
From this list, Atlanta is a big aberration. If I were a bettin' man, I'd put money that they're one of the next big cities to bite the bullet.
This IS NOT a suggestion that you move to a high-density city. As good Ol' Remus at the Woodpile Report [link] reminds us with virtually every posting: Stay away from crowds.
If there's even a hint that the nanny payouts are going to be interrupted to the Dependent Class, TS will HTF. If you're the wrong ethnicity or have any hint of possessing anything of value, you're toast. If these high-density cities go sideways, they'll obviously be much more dangerous.
Don't put yourself in that predicament.
In addition to teaching firearms use and safety, I teach an NRA class called, "Refuse To Be A Victim". It's a safety awareness seminar taught to businesses and groups.
After drilling into the minds of the students that the best way to stay safe is to "not be there" when turmoil erupts, one of the key concepts I teach is getting your mind ready to defend yourself BEFORE you're put into a bad situation. I pose two questions everyone needs to ask themselves -
1. Am I prepared to harm, permanently injure or kill another human being to save my life or the life of another human being?You need to honestly answer these questions. If you can answer "yes" to the first question, this doesn't imply you're a gun totin' vigilante looking to clean the streets of vermin scum. It means you value your life more than you value the life of the maggot who is trying to take yours away.
2. Am I prepared to tolerate the judgment of my family, friends and neighbors if I harm, permanently injure or kill another human being in self-defense?
The second question implies that you can take a life in defense of another, and that you can do so with a clear conscience. It doesn't imply that you would be pleased with yourself, or gain a chest-thumping glow of, "Take THAT, punk!" It says that you have the ability to differentiate between good and evil, and won't be ashamed about protecting good.
With all of the recent media attention given to the uninformed race baiters using this kid's death as a political platform, you may need to re-visit your stance. If you're a non-black - white, Hispanic or Asian - and you shoot and kill a black, you MUST expect the world to come crashing down on your shoulders. You MUST know that the race baiters WILL use your act of self-defense as a reason to publicly lynch you. It WILL happen.
The reason you need to re-visit this subject is because your self-defense must be color blind. It is the acts of the bad guy, not the skin color, that must dictate your actions. If you hesitate because you have unpleasant visions of a witch hunt after an act of self-defense, you may end up dead or harmed.
I'm going to repeat this: It is the acts of the bad guy, not the skin color, that must dictate your actions.
Now, if you can't answer yes to both of those questions, you need to never go outside, and have security guards at your place of residence.
If you venture outside, you are saying that you have no regard for your own safety. You must acknowledge that every single day, people go out into the world and are attacked. White, black, Hispanic, Asian. Rich, poor, middle class. Men, women, boys, girls. Every religion. Every sexual orientation. Everybody can be a victim.
You may tell yourself that your safety awareness is da bomb, and you're bullet proof. Yeah.
You MUST assume your safety awareness will miss something, or a spontaneous event occurs of which you have no pre-knowledge. If you won't take the life of an aggressor to save your own, you are telling yourself, "I'm not worthy of self-defense."
You give a new meaning to the word, "dense". You live in some fantasy world full of kittens and butterflies. YOU are a demonstration of Darwinism in action. If you don't even have the basic instinct of self-preservation, Darwin will make sure you're taken care of.
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