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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

COWARD! Race Nazis Win Another One In South Carolina

The Cowardly Leon - Sheriff Leon Lott
I was having breakfast this morning with an old buddy, and this recent manufactured race-baiting incident came up in our conversation.

Him:  So, what do you think of that cop down South that tossed that girl from her seat?

Me:  I think the cop acted 100% appropriately.  Why?  What do you think?

Him:  Are you kidding me!  He grabbed that girl, flung her across the classroom like a rag doll!  How can you be OK with that?

Me:  Seriously?  What do you know about what happened?

Him:  Well, not much.  I just saw the video and a headline on Yahoo, and if that was my kid, I ..... well, I don't want to say what I'd do.  That was SO FAR out of line.

Me:  I know exactly what I'd do.  I'd be having my kid write a letter to the teacher, the vice principal, the cop and the sheriff's department apologizing for his behavior.  Oh, and he'd be giving an apology to the class for the disruption.

Him:  WTF?

I then proceeded to give him the facts, not just the manufactured race-baiting narrative.

The girl was not participating in the math class discussion.

Warning #1A, B, C ...:  The BLACK math teacher saw her texting on her cell phone, and REPEATEDLY asked her to stop and give him the phone.  She refused.

Warning #2:  The teacher then told her to leave the classroom.  She refused.

Warning #3:  The teacher called the vice principal (the school has 2 that might fit - a white man and a black woman - both of whom have to do with security and discipline).  The VP told her to leave the classroom.  She refused.

Warning #4:  The VP called the school resource officer.  He told her to leave the classroom.  She refused.

Four warnings.  Four opportunities to act like a civilized human being.  Four opportunities to cease the disruption in the classroom

Four opportunities to let this incident be resolved peacefully.

At this point, I asked my friend what HE would do, now that he had this information.

Him:  I don't know.  I just know that I wouldn't have done THAT!

Me:  That's not what I asked.  I asked you what you would actually do.  Would you suggest a group hug session so that the girl could feel better about herself?  Would you suggest that the rest of the class be asked to leave so that THEY didn't disturb HER?  What would you DO?

Crickets chirping.

We discussed what the police should do when a business owner, or home owner have a disruptive customer or guest that refuses to leave.  Do we just let them stay because they want to?

Me:  And what about the other kids in the class.  I'm sure at least some of them were actually there to learn something (it's a high school math class, so that may be a bit of a stretch!).  What about THEIR rights?  Their right to an education.  Should the obstinate, entitled, self-centered wishes of a disruptive fellow student trump the rights of the entire classroom?

Him: Of course not.  No reasonable person would do that.  But he still didn't have to be so rough on her.

Me:  Really?  So what would you have done?  After her 4 warnings, the cop grabbed her under the left arm to lift her from the chair.  She resisted.  She grabbed the chair with her right hand, holding on.  THAT'S when the flip-and-pitch occurred.  But not before she took a swing at him while she's still in the chair.  The cop pulled her VERY FORCEFULLY to break her grip from the chair, and she went flying.  What would you have done?  Use your Taser?  Pepper Spray her?

Him:  No, no, no.  None of that.  I just don't know.

Me:  Oh, and let me put a couple of cherries on top of  the sundae:  Both the BLACK teacher and the vice principal INITIALLY* said that the actions of the cop were appropriate to the situation.  And the "racist" cop - he's dating a black woman.  Has been for a long time.

(*  I'll bet dollars to donuts that they NOW "think" it was excessive force.  Wouldn't want to be called an Uncle Tom, right?)


We finished up breakfast, I got home, and I saw that the cop had been fired by his cowardly sheriff - let's call him The Cowardly Leon.  The Cowardly Leon has also called the FBI and DOJ to look into civil rights abuses, blah, blah, blah.

What a worthless piece of crap.  The Cowardly Leon admitted that she had been given - and ignored - all of the warnings, that the teacher and VP said the force used by the cop was appropriate, and that she had taken a swing at his deputy.

And he still fired the deputy.

The Cowardly Leon threw his deputy under the Politically Correct Bus.  The Race Nazis win another round.

Oh, and his response to the question of, "What should the deputy have done?"  He answered to the effect of, "Deputies shouldn't be called to classes to remove disruptive students.  That's the job of the school."

Really, Cowardly Leon?  Then what are your deputies doing there?  Just figureheads?


Here's what I know.  I know my grandchildren - whenever they arrive in this world - will NOT be going to government schools.  Not in a million years.

The government schools in our area have turned into war zones, with verbal assaults and threats being hurled at teachers - and nothing being done.  The only time there is any type of consequences is when there is a physical assault.  For now.  The inmates truly run the asylum.

Any attempt to enforce discipline is met with charges of racism.  So they don't enforce discipline.

When these uneducated animals "graduate" (I'll be discussing this in an upcoming post), they have no skills - academically or socially - and then wonder why they can't find a job.

Hey, government school:  You reap what you sow.  Teach kids to underachieve, and play the victim whenever their lack of achievement is in the spotlight, and you end up with the pile of dung in which we find ourselves.

Well done!  This is your, "Mission Accomplished" moment!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Your Last Warning

Ahh, there's panic in the air....

The frequency with which various US and foreign officials are discussing - and enacting - "anti-cash" legislation is increasing.

I've discussed before the techniques that will be employed to restrict the use of, then eventually outlaw cash.  Some updates by governments instituting capital controls on its citizens:

Greece:  The headline says it all - Greek Cash Ban Escalates: 'Permanent' Stricter "Capital Controls" On 3 Million Pensioners, Civil Servants Imposed - Instead of the "Soup Nazi", they've got the "Cash Nazi"  -  "No Cash For You!"

If you work for the government or you're getting a pension in Greece, you are now limited in how much cash you can withdraw each month -
A shock-measure: civil servants and pensioners will be subject to stricter capital controls than the rest of the Greeks. They will be able to withdraw only €150 per week – with the cash withdrawal cap being €420 per week – that is a total of €600 per month. The rest of their wage or pension they will have to spend by using debit or credit card.
Why?  Tax collection, of course.  Or lack thereof.

USA:  Here in 'Merica, the Money Chiefs are now openly discussing Negative Interest Rates - and more.  What are negative interest rates?  Well, you give the bank $100 and must pay for the privilege of them holding your money.  Such a deal, right?
“Some of the experiences [in Europe] suggest maybe can we use negative interest rates and the costs aren’t as great as you anticipate,” said William Dudley, the president of the New York Fed, in an interview on CNBC on Friday[10/09/15].
In fact, Narayana Kocherlakota, the dovish president of the Minneapolis Fed, projected negative rates in his latest forecast of the path of interest rates released last month.
Well isn't that special?  Two of the Federal Reserve presidents think negative rates are a good thing.

 ..."the costs aren't as great as you anticipate," - well thanks, sport, for letting me know that the money being taken from me isn't costing me very much.

But wait, there's more!  These wasculy wabbits know that everyone would just pull their bucks from the banks - causing bank runs - and that's just not a very good thing.  You must be punished for getting cash.  From the same article -
But to get a big impact of negative rates, a country would have to cut rates on paper currency, he pointed out, and this would take some getting used to. 
For instance, $100 in the bank would be worth only $98 after a certain period.
There has been talk of adding "timer chips" to new currency so that you can tell how long it's been since a customer took it out of a bank.

I think that's too clumsy.  I believe what they'll do is to charge a surcharge - like an ATM fee - whenever you ask for cash from a bank - even for over-the-counter transactions.  It's much cleaner getting their cut up front!

And if you're not aware, many banks currently charge businesses for cash deposits.  With my one of business banks, any cash deposits we make in excess of $5000 per month incur a 3% fee!  Another of my business banks (actually a credit union) doesn't do this.... yet.

And it's all for the same reason:  Tax collection.  Make it painful to use anything other than (traceable) plastic to make purchases.


I've been talking about this, literally for years.  Dig through the archives to see this progression.  When the Fed and the Propaganda Media start talking about what a great idea this is, it's time to start doing something about it.
Although negative rates have a “Dr. Strangelove” feel, pushing rates into negative territory works in many ways just like a regular decline in interest rates that we’re all used to, said Miles Kimball, an economics professor at the University of Michigan and an advocate of negative rates.
[In a calm, soothing, trustworthy, albeit snooty "Frasier Crane" voice] Nothing to see here.  Come on, sheeple, this is for your own good.  It's for the greater good!

Y'all know I'm an advocate for precious metals.  This kind of activity only strengthens my position.

I want to give a couple of updated warnings, though.

First off, when I wrote, "The Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals", I discussed buying collectible (numismatic) coins.  It is actually the very first topic!

Because of this increased market value, counterfeits are becoming more and more common. Not only are fake coins being produced, some are being placed in fake PCGS or NGC slabs!
The downside to numismatics keeps me away from personally buying them. For the coin to have numismatic value, someone else must share your opinion of value. I fear that if we head where I think we're headed - to an Argentina-like economic crash - the numismatic market will be seriously hurt. There will be fewer people available to spend their money on "frivolous" purchases such as rare coins. If they buy coins, it will be because of the market value of the base metal.
God Bless collectors buying high-priced coins from my store, but they're not for preparedness-minded folks.

We recently came across an excellent forgery.  It was not detectable until the protective "slab" was cracked open and the coin was removed.

This little trick only works with coins that have the date on one side of the coin, and the mint mark on the other side.

In this case, it is a 1901 Morgan Silver dollar, minted from the Philadelphia mint.  In this grade (mint state 62) it is worth in the neighborhood of $8,000 to $12,000.

1901 Philadelphia Mint - Obverse

1901 Philadelphia Mint - Reverse


1901 Philadelphia Mint - Not so much!

What the counterfeiters did was, they married the obverse of a 1901 Morgan that was very inexpensive - likely the 1901 from the New Orleans mint (worth around $50) - with the reverse side of a Morgan from the Philly mint (these do not have a mint mark) that was also inexpensive.

Slice them down the middle, add some super glue, then put them into one of the big-name coin grader "slabs", and bang-zoom! you've got an expensive coin.

The key is the slab.  The older versions masked the edge of the coin.  The buyer did not have the ability to see the edge - thus they couldn't see the slice!  Genius!

Here's the kicker:  It was a real slab from this grading company.  Apparently, they had had a number of these older-style slabs stolen.


The second warning has to do with the sudden marketing push for "Gold IRAs".  My personal opinion is that I don't like them at all.

First off, one of the beauties of owning physical gold and silver, is that if you pay cash for it (as you should be doing), you have effectively masked a source of wealth for governments to grab.  They can't take it if they don't know you have it!

With a Gold IRA, you do have the ability to buy your physical coins with pre-tax dollars (if you're eligible for a self-directed IRA).  But, now your gold is being reported to all flavors of government every single year.

While these self-directed IRAs are perhaps better than traditional IRAs - in that you have physical control of the assets - you've given up a huge benefit:  anonymity.

YMMV - just know what you're doing, and consider the consequences down the road.  Ask questions, be sure you understand the answers, and get them in writing.  You've become the custodian for the IRA, and aren't being compensated for the risk of not following the letter of the (ever-changing) law.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Pistol Packin' Psychos

**Potty-mouth alert**

So, we've had another mass shooting at a school.  No surprise there.

The common denominator of every one of these mass shootings is that they occur in Gun Free Zones.  Why is that so difficult for parents, teachers, administrators and politicians to see that these laws turn schools, et al, into shooting galleries for the criminal class?

The crazy bastard James Holmes who shot 12 dead in the Colorado movie theater did extensive planning for his killing spree.  He wanted a place where lots of people gathered.  He considered an airport, but didn't want to be considered a terrorist.  Just a mass murderer.  And I'll bet the whole, "There will be guns pointed my way after a my first shot," got his attention, too.

So he chose a Gun Free Zone theater, even though the police were close by.  He'd have plenty of time to do his deeds -
In the notebook, Holmes diagrammed the individual theaters and even noted that a police station was just three minutes away. Holmes apparently visited the theater two weeks before the night of the shootings, a detective testified in 2013. 
Holmes listed three options on how to conduct the shooting, when to begin the attack and weighed the possibilities. Holmes considered theaters 12, 10 and the theater he ended up in, 9.
Do I WANT to have guns on campus, in churches and movie theaters?  Hell no.  I'd love everything to be all rainbows and unicorns, but I'm an adult.  I recognize that there are bad guys in the world.  Always have been, and there always will be.

Why would I even consider that the best way to protect ourselves and our children in school from gun-toting maniacs would be to remove the means of defense from the good guys?  It's the exact opposite of what makes sense.

Your president jumped on TV and said that he supported "common sense" gun laws.  What might those be, Barry?  Give me a couple of laws that restrict access to guns by good citizens that could have stopped some insane shit-head from shooting up a school.  OK, I'll take just ONE, asshole!

As usual:  Gun laws don't restrict criminals in their activities (they're criminals, you soft-headed piece of shit!).  They restrict good citizens from stopping criminals in their illegal activities.

The usual list of "gun safety" solutions from these idiots:

"Gun Show Loophole" - What might that be?  Do you mean you want all guns registered or that the buyer must first go through a background check?  Tell me how that would stop these murders.  If memory serves, all of the guns used in Oregon, Sandy Hook, etc., were LEGALLY obtained guns.  How'd that law work out for ya?  And the psycho that shot up Virginia Tech - the one who had been judged mentally incompetent - he PASSED YOUR FUCKING BACKGROUND CHECK!

"Magazine Size Limits" - Gawd, this hurts my head.  When Mainstream America hears this one, they say, "Hey, that sounds good."  In their heads, they envision Rambo with a fully automatic AK47 spraying down Commies.  Did any of you mush-melons actually read about the Oregon shooting?  Well, it seems that skippy lined up the victims, asked them their religion, then shot them - one by one - in the head or legs depending upon the answer (answering, "Christian" got you the head shot).  How would having smaller magazines have reduced the number of dead/shot people?  Spoiler Alert:  IT WOULDN'T HAVE DONE SHIT.  The same thing could have been done with a bolt action rifle or a single-action revolver.  What would have stopped the carnage was a concealed pistol aimed and fired at the back of the sick bastard's head.  I'll volunteer to provide the Formula 409 to clean the walls of his brains.

"Sue Gun Manufacturers" - I will agree to this just as soon as every victim of a felony car crash can sue the automobile manufacturer for the death.  Or a felony knife stabbing.  Or a felony baseball bat beating.  Or a felon drowning in a pool, bathtub or bucket.  Why not?  All of those things did exactly what they were manufactured to do - cut/stab, batter something, hold water - but were misused by some psycho.  "Guns are made for only one thing - to kill something."  True dat - although just seeing a would-be victim with a gun stops MILLIONS of assaults each year.  But it wasn't manufactured for murder.  Some sick bastard chose to use it in that fashion.  In their typical myopic vision, they don't see the unintended consequence:  In their zeal to shut down gun manufacturers - and it would succeed - it would also remove guns from the police and military.  Suck on that one for a minute, cupcake.  Who's gonna protect your sorry ass now?  Officer Nerf Pistol?  Oh yeah, and it wouldn't stop Mr. Psycho from using a currently-existing gun, so it would do exactly NOTHING to stop the mass killings.


When my boys started school 20+ years ago, I gave them the same marching orders I was given when I was their age:  "When challenged to a fight, reply, 'You throw the first punch, and I'll throw the last punch.'"

I meant it in both actual practice and philosophy.  Don't go around picking fights, but don't be a victim for anyone.  Ever.

Each year, we'd get the "school rules" - the ones that said any fighting - even in self-defense - would result in suspension.  Each year, I'd have the talk with them again.  I told them that if a fight ever came about, and they were defending themselves, swing for the fences, Lose your fucking mind in defending yourself!  I'd take the heat.  Throw my ass under the bus!  "My dad told me to hit back!"

They had their fights - few and far-between - but I backed them every time, and they were never suspended.  Why didn't they get into many fights?  After all, they were both typical, rambunctious boys with more testosterone than sense.  Because everyone knew they'd fight back.  They were not going to get punked.

America is getting punked.  This all feeds into the government-spoon-fed notion of the Value Of Victimhood.  We fairly yearn to be victims.  We'll pass some fucking law that makes all of the soft-headed plebes feel safe.  And it does nothing.  Other than letting the bad guys know they'll be able to do their deed unimpeded.  Sure, the cops will eventually get there and stop the guy - with one of their guns - but not before the multiple, unnecessary deaths.

You're a defenseless victim.  Let someone of authority fix your problem.  Sorry your head got caved in, or your brains got blown out, but at least you have the moral superiority of following the law!

It's cliche, but true:  Gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.  Until you accept responsibility and control for your own life, you are nothing but a bucket of chum in a pool filled with sharks.

Fuck that shit.

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