Sunday, April 29, 2007

Missile shield is a threat to Russia

Reuters is reporting: President Vladimir Putin on Friday renewed criticism of U.S. plans to deploy a missile shield in Eastern Europe, saying Russia would take "appropriate measures" to counter the system.
Putin told Czech President Vaclav Klaus at a Kremlin meeting that the proposed missile shield would be used to track Russian military activities.
"These systems will monitor Russian territory as far as the Ural mountains if we don't come out with a response," Putin told Klaus. "And we will indeed do this. Anyone would."
"We will not get hysterical about this. We will just take appropriate measures," he said, without elaborating.
Russia views the U.S. plan to base 10 missile interceptors in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic from 2012 as a major threat to its national security.
Washington says the system is needed to defend Europe and U.S. forces there against what it calls "rogue states" such as Iran and North Korea. But top Russian politicians say the U.S. plan could disrupt European stability and fuel a new Cold War-style arms race.
Moscow's top brass say the missile shield does not pose any immediate military threat for Russia, but warn that Russia will have to develop new anti-missile technology to counter it.
Speaking at a news conference with Klaus, Putin compared the missile shield plan with the deployment of U.S. Pershing-2 missiles in Western Europe in the early 1980s, which triggered a bitter diplomatic crisis in the final years of the Cold War.
The dispute over missile defense has strained already stormy relations between Moscow and Washington, with some officials talking of a new Cold War.
In a sign of growing tensions, Putin announced in a speech on Thursday that Russia was freezing its commitments under the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty, a deal hammered out at the end of the Cold War to maintain the regional strategic balance.
"For the first time elements of the U.S. strategic nuclear system are appearing on the European continent," Putin said on Friday. "This element dramatically changes the security situation in Europe.
"We do not understand ... what is happening in Europe now that requires such aggressive actions," Putin said. "We see no arguments for deploying the missile shield in Europe."

Here's the reasons we should have a missile shield in Europe:

  1. Putin's former KGB.
  2. Russia is becoming more marxist
  3. They helped Iran with their nuclear program
  4. Russia is a threat.

We can't afford to blink.

Messsage from the troops to the treasonous Senator reid

Flag Gazer has a video that includes a comment from an Army Ranger that basically said "Let me do my job."

It made me sick, not that it's bloody, but that a traitor that is a Senator is under cutting those that are putting their lives on the line for this country.

IF the troops believe we can win, there comes a point when the marxists need to shut up.

Farm Rescue

Farm Rescue is an organization that was created to help farmers when a farmer is injured or unable to get the crops in the ground due to an illness.

This being a worthy cause I'm adding it to my links

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Eleven Years.

Today is the eleventh year since LES LEMM murdered my dad.

I may be turning the corner on the bitterness that was brought about by finding out LES LEMM escaped any real punishment for murdering my dad, he is able to run for public office. This is one way I can keep him from being elected is to remind the world that LES LEMM murdered my dad. All a reporter has to do is some digging and finds out if he ever runs again that this can be used against LES LEMM. If he does run again I am willing to go to Minnesota out of my own pocket to do commercials for the Democrat party politician that would run against LES LEMM. I AM going to do everything I can to keep him from public office, even if it kills my political dreams because it is a matter of principle. If he really wants to make a difference in the world he can pick up a rifle, our troops could use the help.

I do have Christian friends that tell me that I should let this go, the problem is those same friends have things that they are just as bitter about that they don't let go. Honestly, I don't know how much more I could pray to let go of the bitterness and the pain of loosing dad and not getting justice for him. While the bitterness has subsided since the post I talked about Michael Bane's Downrange podcast there are still times I feel like should still be able to talk to him.

Honestly, I don't know how to 'let it go' and these same Christians can't suggest how to do it.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Now I don't have to run away like a little french guy

The NRA is reporting that Governor Hoeven signed the Castle Doctrine.

The law still reads that there is an obligation to try to escape, but it is a change from duty to try to escape, but it does protect the resident from any wrongful death lawsuits if God forbid the resident has to defend the household from a bad guy.

The need for large capasity firearms.

I have heard that people are wondering why someone would need a Glock 22 that holds 17 rounds. In all honesty, I don't know why anyone would want a Glock, but that's because the only Glock I've every owned I HATED with great intensity.

This is a Springfield Armory XD9 Service Model with a 16 round magazine and one in the barrel. I carry a spare magazine for what ever pistol I carry in case of a magazine failure.

I normally carry a .45 Caliber pistol because the 9 MM round isn't powerful enough to stop a threat. While yes, the 9 MM round does kill and all shots depend on shot placement but it may take several rounds. The .45 is a proven man stopper.

The 9MM being a high speed bullet it lacks mass and may have to put multiple rounds on target to stop the threat.
The second reason a good guy might need more than ten rounds in a fight changing mags takes up precious seconds. In a gunfight Seconds can save your life.
Third, range time. It takes about a minute to load a magazine.
Fourth, multiple bad guys.
Fifth, the Second Amendment was meant as a check and balance against the national government. The right Shall not be in fringed as the Amendment reads. The Militia act of 1792 declared that every male must be equipped at least equal to a private in the Army.
Sixth, multiple round weapons are nothing new.
Seventh, the bad guys/crazy people don't obey the law so why would anyone want to handicap law abiding citizens? This is just an obscene idea to punish a good guy for what a criminal does.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You might be a hick if you go to your prom on a John Deere Tractor

NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (AP) _ Levi Rue's ride to the prom was big and green -- but it wasn't a limousine.
The New Rockford-Sheyenne High School senior picked up his date on Saturday with a John Deere tractor.
Alissa Bachmeier was a little leery at first with her date's choice of wheels. She worried that the tractor would get her prom dress dirty.
But Rue showed her pictures of the green machine and promised it would be clean for the prom.
Bachmeier wore a green dress that nearly matched the color of the John Deere.
The couple got lots of waves and stares from people on their way to the big dance. Rue says his was the only tractor in the parking lot. Rue says he plans to major in farm management in college next year.

This kid deserves to be praised. Here's to your future.

"[W]hereas, to preserve
liberty, it is essential that
the whole body of the people
always possess arms, and be
taught alike, especially when
young, how to use them; nor
does it follow from this, that all promiscuously must go into
actual service on every occasion.
The mind that aims at a select militia,
must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when
we see many men disposed to
practice upon it, whenever they can prevail,no wonder true republicans
are for carefully guarding against it."

-- Federal Farmer (Antifederalist Letter, No.18, 25 January 1778)Reference: The Complete Anti-Federalist, Storing,ed., vol. 2 (342) The Founders Constitution

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm starting to fall in love with Fred Thompson

Since I concider myself a Federalist more than a Republican anytime I find a Republican that understand the nature of Federalism they have my admiration.

Senator Thompson wrote an article on Federalism that is well worth the read.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

And We are supposed to trust the government with our safety?

Fox News' website is reporting that a Kentucky inmate at the Correctional & Psychiatric Center was released because of a fraudulent release order faxed from a grocery store. It wasn't discovered for two weeks that the bad guy who is charged with assaulting an elderly gentleman.

I know mistakes are made, but when the chips are down the government doesn't have the resources to protect most of us. Policing by it's nature is reactive. The average response time for the Los Angeles Police Department is 15 minutes. In North Dakota it can be upwards of an hour in some counties due to the remoteness. It takes about thirty seconds for a person to bleed out if their neck is slashed.

Our Founders intended us to be self-sufficient, and even the Supreme Court has found on numerous occasions that police don't have a duty to respond to calls, including this one:

"fundamental principle of American law
that a government and its agents are
under no general duty to provide public services,
such as police protection, to any individual citizen."
[Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]

While it would be nice not to be responsible to take steps to provide for our security, there comes a point that we must recognize that we must be self-sufficient.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

So we are that stupid

I posted a couple of weeks ago how a Russian legislator wanted to have a joint anti-missile system.

Drudge is reporting that the Pentagon has invited them to join in connecting into our anti-missile system.

I guess if we aren't going to stop criminals from violating our sovereignty or stop a nation that is more than willing to destroy us with a nuke that Russia has helped them develop, we might as well.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My last post on the VT Monster

There are going to come out issues through out the next few weeks (HR 1022 was submitted months ago the marxist are exploiting this instance) that I've covered before.

One thing I've never covered was how mad I was when I told the hospital not to release my dad's name to the media, the next day it was in the paper. I wanted to sue, break some heads because the media was weaselling its way into a family tragedy. I only say this so I can establish my credibility.

Yahoo has this article that they have posted this story about how the released videos of this monster is victimizing Virgina Tech. Is this story news worthy, yes. But there comes a point when someone is hurting you do not exploit, you do not cause more harm. I understand that the media has a job to do, but there is a limit to free speech. If Imus could get fired for offending 12 women, why isn't the person at NBC that decided that the video needed running get fired (and Fox News ect). No matter how offensive those comments were, the actions and words of this monster has bred copy cats.

After the dust is settled, we need to have a discussion on what is acceptable coming from the media. I know that reporters aren't bound by a code of conduct, but there has to come a point where they are human.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Uncle sent this to me. It is slightly off color, but there are times when humor is more important than worrying if someone is going to be offended.

A woman from LA woman from Los Angeles, a tree hugger and an anti-hunter, purchased apiece of timberland, near Grants Pass, Oregon. A large tree stood on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree. As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.In considerable pain, she hurried to the nearest doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist and an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go into the examining room and he would see if he could help her.She sat and waited for over three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?"He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a recreational area. I'm sorry, but they turned me down." I can't help you.


I don't have the answers for what that monster did, nor do I feel like I have right to tell anyone that lost anyone someone from that monster what should or can be done. This kind of garbage just convinces me more that what I do is right.

Those that gave their life to protect their friends or students are heroes.

And I'm pretty disgusted at the news coverage trying to push an agenda at this time, if they really wanted to educate Americans about security issues they would have contacted Gunsite or Massad Ayoob to explain what a 9 mm and .22 is capable of and what if anything could be done to prevent monsters from doing this again.

This isn't an instance of gun violence, this an example of evil. You can't blame a tool for the evil that flows through the heart of a monster. My thoughts and prayers are with those that lost Monday, the reason that this happened only really matter to those that they lost and I have no right to come up with the reasons.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Things to when goofing off on Google

French Miltary victories: I'm feeling lucky

Google maps New York USA to Paris France directions #23

Imus is gone, to bad it is for his 1st Amendment rights

Honestly, I didn't like him before he said his latest in his long career of fertilizer coming out of his mouth.

BUT just because some kept yelling instead of contributing to a debate of what a polite society is, we may be worse off as a society at his firing.

Being a PK it bugs me to see two pastors care more about the hide of a person rather than their faith. While I understand why the Rutgers players are offended for me to respect and stand with what two pastors (including one that had a love child, which should have caused his denomination in taking his ordination away) they MUST stand against the offense flowing towards Christianity from those on broadcast TV, filed some complaint with that school in New Jersey that had a terrorism drill with a "radical Christian terrorist", called what comes out of Iran's President's mouth towards Israel as hate speech. If it is because they are standing up for the "little guy" these two pastors have done nothing to help the poorest place in the nation, Pine Ridge.

Now that these two "pastors" have destroyed a man's livelihood will the media question their slanderous statements about the Duke Lacrosse players? The sheer thought that these two are the arbitors of what is acceptable is a stench in the nostrils of honest people everywhere.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


The Bismarck Tribune is reporting that my beloved North Dakota's one day snow fall surpassed the 1945 record. Granted it is the Bismarck Tribune being a Garnet newspaper questions should arise about authenticity of the report normally, but when they report against their beliefs they must by their nature be telling the truth.

Stupid global warming

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

If you were worried about the Dubai Port Deal, this should.....

The USA Today reported that DOW chemicals that a consortium from the Middle East and:
At least half the capital is being provided by investors
from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and
Oman, with the rest by U.S. buyout firms including
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

I would hope that there is some real scrutiny of this. I had no problem with the Dubai port terminals because the company that would have purchased the terminals were providing the state of the security. BUT my guess is the media isn't going to pay attention because they really do not care that Iran is closer to a nuke. The marxists in congress don't even want to fund our troops in fighting Iran in Iraq, so a potentially dangerous deal could give WMD's to the same countries that we are told aren't our friends. So,

Are you going to get just as exercised as when the Dubai Port deal came to light?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

So the commies in Russia want a joined venture

Breibert is reporting that a Russian legislator is wanting the US to have a joint venture on a missile shield with them.

That idea is as bright as selling missile technology to China. AGAIN Putin is a former KGB agent and is well on the way to re-establishing a marxist regime. Even if that wasn't true after the first fall of communism in Russia they didn't keep strong tabs on nuclear material.

I would hope that we aren't this stupid.


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IWU is building a New Chapel

The USA Today is reporting:

Wednesday, April 4Marion - Indiana Wesleyan University plans to build a $20 million chapel that would seat 3,800 people. Construction at the private Christian university will start in spring 2008 and is expected to be completed by August 2009. Several one-story dormitories will be torn down to make room for the building, which would replace the 1,200-seat Phillippe Performing Arts Center as the site for religious services.

They knew that the PPAC was going to be to small when they built it. I'm glad they aren't getting any more of my money.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The worlds greatest hunter

As I have stated before I'm not really an animal lover beyond horses, those animals that I eat, or my sister's cat, Katie.

Katie is from an amazing batch of kittens. She had a sibling that saved a family from a fire, for instance. When Katie was a kitten she loved snow, she used to hide in foot prints and wait for someone to go past and jump out at them. She used to jump on screens on our windows and just hang there until she got attention.

She used to follow my dad from the house over to the church, and would even go to the church to wait for dad to come out for a break get petted by my dad and follow dad home. When Dad was pondering something when no one else could approach him he would sit on the deck petting Katie. Again Dad really wasn't a cat lover. When Dad was killed Katie could tell something was wrong. When Mom was trying to clean out some of Dad's stuff Katie claimed one of Dad's coats as her own.

I was there when she had given birth to one of her litters. When we moved to a farm of a family in our church the owner didn't really like cats either, until she decimated his mole problem. She used to line up her trophies on the deck until someone would praise her for her efforts (sometimes as many as five moles and mice lined up). She even caught a duck once.

Anyway the Mert, the owner of the place that didn't much care for cats kinda fell in love with her. Katie has her own vocabulary, Mert said one day Katie came up to him grunted at him, and Katie led him to her food dish.

Ok so I was looking for a reason to post a pic my Beloved Sister sent of Katie.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Recognizing the darkness

I've been trying to figure out how to write this since I heard the audio post on Michael Bane's latest venture: Downrange. It is no secret that I have struggled after I found out that Les Lemm walked out of the courtroom without the felony he was supposed to have for murdering my Dad.

While I'm knew that bitterness just rips us up, and my faith should have sustained me. It didn't because I was mad at God and myself for not getting justice for my dad. It bugs me with all my knowledge it took something that I have been studying fairly seriously for the last three years to really snap me out of it.

I've been studying self-defense, Machiavelli, and Sun Tu the last couple of years. One of the key ideas is recognizing a bad situation and not going into it. I failed to recognize that I had walked into the bitterness, but once I realized it-it was to late.

Mr. Banes's audio blog (which will probably be different on Monday) talked about how safe cave diving is because those that do it realize how dangerous it can be and how the slightest hint of trouble no one argues they decide the best course of action is to not push their luck. The same goes for self-defense, such as going home and your door is ajar, not going in and clearing the house.

In my indignation at the miscarriage of justice, I unfortunately ignored the ajar door, walking into the darkness. I don't know why scripture didn't work, but I guess God sometimes uses what we know when we just can't handle God's language.