Category Archives: 2015 Feburary update two

‘Hobbit ring’ school suspension merits closer look

“A Kermit [Texas] parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat,” the Odessa American reported Friday. After seeing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” nine-year-old Aiden Steward allegedly brought a ring to school and told a classmate it was magic and could make him disappear.

The boy’s father, Jason Steward, said Kermit Elementary School Principal Roxanne Greer informed him “threats to another child’s safety would not be tolerated — whether magical or not.” For her part, Greer declined to comment, citing confidentiality requirements.

What’s unknown is how much of the story as reported comports with the totality of events and what was actually said and done. If all is as related in the OA Online report, it recalls other hysterical overreactions on the part of teachers and school administrators, such as the account of a child suspended for biting a strawberry tart into something supposed adults said looked like a gun, or the teen confronted by officials and police for fantasizing about shooting a neighbor’s pet dinosaur, or my personal favorite, a county-wide school lockdown and detention of a student after a worker misinterpreted the lyrics to “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” that accompanied a voicemail.

In fairness to the staff and teachers in Kermit, the news account only presents one subjective side to the story, privacy policies do preclude publicly sharing disciplinary actions, and the child in question did reportedly have previous infractions, although the release of that information, from which some no doubt will want to draw conclusions, should also be questioned. Whether the ring business was a gross overreaction or a final straw remains to be disclosed.

FK – My short experience with the amerikan indoctrination system taught me that not only is it full of commies and ignorant dupes but that jerks often raise jerks.

The kid could have been a true problem child and of course the parents will defend it’s actions if they don’t know any better, or don’t care, or are looking for money.

Getting the commies out of the schools will be the first order of business after the war crimes trials are completed.

Meanwhile we have other battles to fight:

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Not Done Adding New Infringements to List

FK – We tried years ago to put together a military force capable of dealing with this kind of evil.

Where is the NRA? Have you asked them what they’re response to the ultimate action is, the passage of such a law and the murder and imprisonment of those who do what they should: refuse to comply?

Until enough come to grips with the necessity of doing what will be required we will constantly be fighting this war.

FK – They are supposed to fear us. When they cease to fear us they begin to rule us.

Time to prepare for what will be required.

This is a mulit-front war. So sad that this has to be written to ‘clarify’ to so many.

Illinois 2A activists will play hardball against Rep. Kelly Friday

Is Lying About Gun Rights a Prerequisite for Attorney General?

How Germany Forgot the Horrors of Communism

FK – Well gee, guess who’s running most of Europe and this country now. They write the history books.

An older man I used to know told me some WWII vets he knew told him “We fought the wrong side.”

Patton wanted to wipe out the Soviets right after WWII. The excuse for not doing so was all the extra lives it would have cost. The reason was the commies were already deeply infiltrated into our govt.

We should have kept our troops home from Korea and Vietnam and had them kill the commies here first.

Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars

Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life.

The new research, led by PhD student Tim Bovaird and Associate Professor Charley Lineweaver from The Australian National University (ANU), made the finding by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

They found the standard star has about two planets in the so-called goldilocks zone, the distance from the star where liquid water, crucial for life, can exist.

“The ingredients for life are plentiful, and we now know that habitable environments are plentiful,” said Associate Professor Lineweaver, from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Research School of Earth Sciences.

“However, the universe is not teeming with aliens with human-like intelligence that can build radio telescopes and space ships. Otherwise we would have seen or heard from them.

FK – Or maybe we’re the tadpoles in the pond and the heron doesn’t want us to know it exists.

Baltic Dry Plunges At Fastest Pace Since Lehman, Hits New 29 Year Low

The Baltic Dry Index dropped another 3% today to 590 – its first time below 600 since 1986 and not far from the all-time record low of 554 in July 1986. Of course, the absolute level is shrugged off by the over-supply-ists and the ‘well fuel prices are down’-ists but the velocity of collapse (now over 60% in the last 3 months) suggests this far more than some ‘blip’ discrepancy between supply and demand – this is a structural convergence of massive mal-investment meets economic reality.

How Americans Are Spending Their Windfall From Cheap Gas

FK – They best be buying ammunition.

What the market doom-and-gloomers fail to grasp about anemic growth

FK – Doom and gloom sells books, and precious metals. The economy always cycles up and down, but the governments are broke.

Western states emerging as Second Amendment battlegrounds

On Saturday, as reported earlier by this column, critics of the recently-enacted ban on open carry in the Washington House and Senate galleries and during committee hearings in nearby legislative office buildings, will gather in Olympia to challenge the ban. Some will reportedly tempt arrest. There are mixed feelings in the firearms community about the effectiveness of such a move.

Some believe that all of this is building toward some sort of reckoning between gun owners and those who want to abolish the right to keep and bear arms, regardless what they say about supporting the Second Amendment. Ultimately, they may not oppose that right, just as long as nobody actually exercises it.

The West has become a battleground for Second Amendment rights. It’s not so much an urban versus rural phenomenon as it is a battle of values that was inevitable. It’s what the late Charlton Heston called a culture war. It’s not coming to a neighborhood near you. It’s already there. This year in state capitols all over the western landscape, citizens and politicians need to decide quickly which side they are on.

FK – A ‘dangerous criminal’ is presumably but not always someone who has been convicted of a violent crime and is in prison. If we have a ‘dangerous criminal’ in prison that cannot be trusted with weapons why are we letting him out? Why has the ‘pro gun’ community ignored this obvious question for so long?

We need to end the ‘drug war’ and free the prisons up for those who actually belong there. When felons are ‘trusted’ to return to society they need to get all their rights back. No person should be deprived of their right to self defense. If they’ve ‘paid their debt to society’ society has no business treating them like second class citizens.

But then we need to repeal GCA ’68 and the NFA and all the other evil ‘gun laws’ anyway don’t we?

The ‘crime’ issue is a red herring. Even if ‘gun control’ could be proven to lower crime it would still be evil.

All ‘gun control’ is propaganda designed to condition the sheeple to more ‘control’ until full civilian disarmament is achieved. Thus all gun control is an act of war. All who forward it should be arrested, tried for treason against Human Liberty and executed.

JPFO had the right idea years ago: Destroy gun control.