Friday, November 16, 2018

Snowiest decade

Even local news station weather forecasters are beginning to doubt global warming.

Interestingly, some scientists have stated that increasing snow is consistent with climate change because warmer air holds more moisture, more water vapor and this can result in more storms with heavy precipitation. The trick, of course, is having sufficient cold air to produce that snow. But note that 93% of the years with more than 60″ of snow in Boston were colder than average years. The reality is cooling, not warming, increases snowfall. Note the graph depicting declining January through March temperatures for 20 years at a rate of 1.5 degrees F. per decade in the Northeast!

Meanwhile, it is 40 degrees outside of my home as I type this. That's pretty cool for this early in the season for Central Florida.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Reasoned discourse

My son's girlfriend posted a link to an article where doctors were taking the NRA to task because the NRA demanded that they "stay in their lane." I commented.

Here is how the conversation went:

Divemedic: I'm surprised that you would advocate for gun control.

Son's GF: Gun control is such an antiquated term used for propaganda. And sharing a Facebook post isn’t necessarily advocating for anything. However, I find it interesting this story regarding the NRA’s remarks toward an ER Physician . I think many people look past what makes us individuals and how we make decisions, which is our experiences. It is easy for people to say things against ER docs and nurses when they have never spent a Saturday night in a trauma room.

DM: Regardless, people who work in a trauma room have no training in public policy, law, or firearm safety. They are no more qualified to pontificate on gun law than anyone else. Medical people get mad when others who are unqualified try to tell them how to do their jobs. This is the same thing. Last time I checked, firearm laws were not a part of nursing school.

SGF: So disregarding criminals what about the mentally ill? People who have no criminal record, pass background checks and buy guns legally? Yet have intention of committing horrific crimes? There has to be a compromise and it starts with respecting other people’s opinion who are different from your own so this conversation can be had. I do not want to worry about my friends who are teachers, law enforcement, club goers, gay, straight or who have children that go to school to live in fear that they may be a victim of the next shooting. It’s time to stop the nonsense political outdated jargon and come up with a plan. I’m sorry but I completely disagree with you. As an avid hunter, and someone who does enjoy going to the range I would say that I am above average then normal person when firearm safety training. I spent many summers in Tallahassee learning the development of public policy as you call it and also many years in the trauma room. It is time to have a conversation about the gun violence that is going on in this country. I’m not advocating for people’s rights to be violated in anyway. But I’m tired of seeing innocent people die at the hands of people who had guns that did not deserve them.

DM:  Actually, the US homicide rate (as of 2016) was the lowest is has been in decades. It is less than half of what it was in 1990. Also, you can't predict when people will snap and kill others. All you can do is look at their past and try to guess what they will do. There are no guarantees.

SGF:  I honestly don’t have a solution to the problem, what I think needs to happen is put a committee together not just of one sided opinions. Leave legislators out of it. Politicians (no offense to those that are on here) are motivated by outside forces such as re elections so they don’t want to take a stand unless there is motivation to be backed by a large amount of future voters. And together come up with a solution to the problems. One problem at a time.

For me the biggest issue is why mentally unstable people have guns. Whether they get them from outside sources or obtained legally. I mean to go to nursing/ med/ police/ fire school, we have to prove that we are mentally capable of carrying such responsibilities. We are finger printed back ground checked, interviewed over and over again, tested on multiple levels teas, gmat, GRE it takes YEARS to accomplish these goals and lots of money.

People say well yeah you have to go through all the training and schooling because you care for my mother...

I’m not saying we need to take guns away, trust me it’s prime hunting season right now. But if it takes years of hard work to get and obtain an RN or medical license because “ they could injure or kill someone” I think firearms carry that responsibility as well

DM: What if we required a license to vote? Or have an Internet connection? This license would require a test, fingerprinting, and background checks.

SGF: This attitude of zero tolerance is getting to me.

Then, reasoned discourse broke out and I was banned from her FB page. At no point was I rude or disrespectful.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The government you deserve

The Democrat governed state of California keeps voting for the same old, same old. They vote for things, and when their chickens come home to roost they come to the rest of us, demanding help.

The voters ask for and receive the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Not only do those laws fail to stop the shooters, but leave the targets of those shooters defenseless.

The voters pass laws that allow them to build homes in the middle of forests without a thought of putting defensive zones for wildfires around those homes. Then demand aid to help rebuild.

It seems to me that California voters are getting exactly the government that they have asked for.

(and yes, I say the same thing about people in Florida who build homes right on the beach and then demand help when hurricanes destroy their homes. It isn't the responsibility of the rest of us to fund your bad decisions.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Civil War 2

People who live jammed into cities where the food and water must be imported from rural areas should not pick fights with those who feed and provide water for them.

Headline:

NBC REPORTER WONDERS HOW LONG ‘AMERICAN MAJORITY WILL TOLERATE BEING PUSHED AROUND BY A RURAL MINORITY’

What he is saying is that the people in cities should be able to order the people in rural areas to provide agricultural products to them. The last time Democrats made that demand, the Republicans had to start a civil war to stop them

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Voters not voting

From NYmag comes a story called "12 young people on why they probably won't vote." If you read the reasons, you see the "If the person I support doesn't win, I won't play" attitude. Here is Samantha from New Jersey:

I had my Clinton sweatshirt on all day... Watching the results come in, it was just disheartening. My faith in the whole system was crushed pretty quickly.
So the entire system is there to ensure that your favorite candidate wins, and if they don't, the system is obviously broken.

Most of the other 11 people say that voting is too hard, or that they don't have the time or energy to vote. I don't understand the lack of energy thing. The oldest of them is 29 years old. How can you not have energy in your 20s? I think that the lack of energy or ambition is the reason why so many of them support people like Sanders or Ocasio-Cortez. After all, if they are too lazy to vote, how motivated are the to actually earn a living and work for themselves? With that said, here is a quote from Anna in New York City:

 When I was at the post office to register, this poor girl, clearly also a college student like me, didn’t know what “postmarked” meant and had no idea how to send an important document by mail. Most people my age have zero need to go to the post office and may have never stepped into one before. Honestly, if someone had the forms printed for me and was willing to deal with the post office, I’d be much more inclined to vote.
Seriously, an entire generation that doesn't know how to mail a letter?

Personally, I am kid of happy the morons in this story don't want to vote. Read the whole thing. It is an interesting look into the youngest adults in the nation.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Domestic Violence

Women in this country have learned that they can accuse a man of domestic violence or sexual assault, and use the accusation as a trump card to almost any situation, even to get revenge on a previous amour. I know, it happened to me.

With that being said, I fell sorry for the man that this woman is pissed off at, because he is likely going to jail:


Friday, November 2, 2018

Voter drive

A liberal group is trying to "get out the vote" by sending out letters that list the voting record of neighbors. It's legal, even if despicable. Public shaming is a common tactic of the left, as seen by the publishing of CCW records. These lists are important to the people on the left, because they are going to use them as guidebooks for when they again have the power to take revenge on their political enemies.
After all, Maxine Waters has already sworn to use any power she gets in order to exact revenge on her political enemies.

“What I am going to do to you is fair. I’m going to do to you what you did to us,” she vowed.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Back stabber

I have been catching a lot of flack from my Republican friends for saying that I refuse to vote for Rick Scott. They claim that unless I vote for Scott, I am handing Congress to the Democrats. Let me show you why I refuse to vote for that son of a bitch. Her is the campaign ad that tells the entire story:




After the shooting in South Florida, Rick Scott stabbed gun owners in the back by signing a gun control bill into law. The law raises the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21, meaning that the constitutional rights of people between 18 and 20 don't matter. It also put a number of other laws from the gun control wish list on the books.

At the end: "I am Rick Scott and I approve this message." Not only did this asshole stab gun owners in the back, he is bragging and campaigning about it. He will do it again, if he thinks it will get him more votes. It is up to gun owners to show him that this is a losing strategy, so maybe he will think twice next time.

I am a gun owner, and I don't forget what you did to me, and I have voted accordingly.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The new Fudds

For years, the gun culture was thrown under the bus by hunters. They wholeheartedly supported calls for gun control, as long as talks of gun control stuck to evil assault weapons. The reasoning from hunters was that, perhaps if they supported gun control groups, the gun control groups would leave them alone. It didn't work. It wasn't long before there were calls to ban "sniper rifles." To this day, we still hear anti gun forces say "Those guns are useless for hunting" or "You don't need an AR15 to hunt deer."

Now we have another group of misguided gun owners who think that if they only open carry in a friendly manner, the anti gunners will somehow come around and like them. I normally agree with Borepatch, but I think he is wrong on this one. To Borepatch and the rest of them, I ask this:

What gun can I own that will win the approval of gun control groups?
What method of carry will make the anti gunners like me?
What form of capitulation will make anti gunners stop calling for my guns to be confiscated?

Rosa Parks and the other civil rights advocates didn't win by sitting at the coloreds only lunch counter and attempting to be noticed. They refused to back down.

Socialism

The people who vote for a living are taking money from those who work for a living. More than half of the country gets more in handouts than they pay in taxes. 

Now that we are at the point where a majority of the voting population receives more in benefits than it pays in taxes, voters will demand more and more wealth be transferred to them through government programs. It is now politically necessary to extract larger and larger amounts of wealth from a minority in order to subsidize the majority. The national economy is doomed to fail. It is inevitable, and things will continue to get worse.

The US is now officially a socialist nation.