Jenner, like so many others who received the full credit for an invention or discovery, built upon the work of others. In 1796, he helped make acceptable and safer what had been practice in East Africa and Turkey for centuries. The Rev Cotton Matter helped to introduce limited use of small pox inoculations during the 1722 epidemic in Boston. Ben Franklin and others campaigned against the practice. Franklin later apologize to Matter.
Comment by Freddie Sykes — January 9, 2013 @ 3:43 am
One of the most prevalent tactics of the presstitutes, the pimped gun grabbers, and such, is to confuse the entire gun issue with their constant comparison of “Gun Violence” numbers in places where the people can no longer defend themselves, such as England and Australia. This is equal to comparing peanuts to elephant turds.
In EVERY place where guns have been taken from the citizens, the OVERALL violent crime rate has spiked up almost immediately. In EVERY place where guns are allowed in the hands of citizens, the OVERALL violent crime rate is tremendously lower.
Those, my friends, are the relevant facts. Keep that in mind this week as the pimped media barbecues Alex Jones for doing his best to point that out on CNN to panty waist Brit-Butt-Boy Piers Morgan.
I stand with Mr. Jones on this one. What say you?
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — January 9, 2013 @ 6:40 am
Did anyone else catch the Violence Pr0n on MSM last nite? The way they almost caressed the lurid and horrifying details of what happened and the “clever” planning of the mentally ill perp, showing his picture and saying his name over and over and over?
That won’t touch other deeply mentally ill people….
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 9, 2013 @ 8:00 am
All gun owners are murders . There is no other reason to have one.
The Nature of man, for hundreds of thousands of years, was formed by Mommy Nature. A cold & cruel bitch, her single Law is, survival of the fittest.
There is ample and undeniable evidence that we (Homo-sapiens…) figured out how to survive against predators much stronger and more fierce. From eating us and/or our meager provisions. Probably man`s first weapon was a sharpened flintstone, mounted on a club or spear. With millions of years to experiment, man evolved and two things became hardwired in early man`s brain. One was the improvement of weapons, for hunting food and for defense of himself, his family and his clan (read:tribe…) In no particular order, stones were replaced by bronze, then iron and finally steel. Atals increased weapons range, as did spears and bow and arrows. Varieties of means to attack and defend came along, like swords, maces, shields, body armor, chariots and then horses.
Fast Forward. Man (homo-sapiens sapiens…) now has the potential to attack and/or defend against entire cultures and nation-states. We have proved this by the invention of written languages and books cataloguing thousands of wars during the previous 5 or 6 thousand years. Long ago it became evolved nature in Man!
Countless individuals and countless orders or sects, throughout history, have devoted themselves to efforts and means in attempts to change the naturally evolved man away from techniques, evolved over thousands and thousands of years.
BUT, Mommy Nature is having none of this, for her cardinal Law is Survival of the Fittest, whether it be a two-celled critter or a complex homo-sapiens, and maybe some day, the Universal Bitch might include other planet lifeforms into the competition!
Despite the vast evidence and historical proofs, there are those among us insisting that we must stop being what nature has wrought. These people, who are convinced that they are the only intellegensia, would, if we forced them to the extreme, have the lion lie down with the lamb, the cobra not bite, the shark not devour——and ALL lifeforms would switch to the sustinance of eating lawn clippings and drinking Fwench bottled water!
The fault lies with us! We give the intelligentsia (their name, not ours…) equal protection and rights. In spite of the facts that they pull all strings to deny us, our natural, evolved means to survive on a world of Mommy Nature Rules.
Were we uniform in reciting why we must have modern means to hunt, ample practice in modern firearms and should be considered criminals for ignoring the protections of our loved, kith, and kin and exposing them to untimely, unnecessary injuries and/or early deaths—–but we are not.
However, having reviewed a zillion years of history, my gut instinct informs me that, in the American culture at least, we may be approaching a temporary definition(…or re-definition…) of why we have the freedoms to bear arms……..
The proof is there. WE need to shout it out in all directions.
If one considers the peak of the food chain to be unbearable, wait until one is number 2………………………………………………………………………
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — January 9, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
(Well, I would’a started with a thrown rock, then a swung stick, then a pointed stick, then a fire-hardened pointed stick, then a split rock/hand-ax, then a rock/hand-ax tied to a stick, then …)
However, I agree that civilization’s thinner’n the layer of bacteria on your skin. It’s quality varies from barbarian to effete snob even on the same block of any settled area.
The one thing that trumps all other arguments is that this is about self-defense.
It is a civil-rights issue of the most basic sort.
In fact, it is the ultimate civil-rights issue, your right to life.
It is also the penultimate civil-rights issue, your right to liberty.
The non/anti-gunners may cede their rights, if they wish (more fools, they);
but they do not, under any circumstances, have a right to demand that anyone else cede their rights, too.
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 9, 2013 @ 2:35 pm
Comment by Melissa In Texas — January 9, 2013 @ 7:24 pm