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"DASHCAM VIDEO OF THE PHILANDO CASTILE SHOOTING JUST RELEASED: “Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah says that supporters of the Second Amendment have a double standard. He says that if a legal gun owner had been shot by police, but if that person wasn’t a black man, the gun lobby would be up in arms (so to speak). He says the lack of outcry from the NRA is deafening… What do you think? Should the pro-Second Amendment groups be outraged about Philando Castile’s death?'"
In the video:
Castile: Hands the officer a document, and the officer looks at the document.
Castile: Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me . . .
Officer: Ok . . . Don't reach for it then. . . Don't pull it out . . . Don't pull it out
Castile is apparently reaching for something as the officer says this, and in response the officer pulls his gun, and because Castile continues to reach into his pocket, the officer fires 7 times.
What happened here was a tragedy. The thing which stands out is the need for individuals carrying concealed to inform an officer that they are carrying concealed in a non confrontational manner, while keeping their hands in clear sight of the officer so he will not become frightened and shoot as this officer did. The video below shows how to do this in a non confrontational manner, and in a way in which the officer will feel in control.
The rules are simple and MUST be followed all the time. Frankly, the quality of police officer is highly variable, and it is up to the concealed carry holder to make even the poorest trained, least experienced officer feel safe, and in control of the situation.
1. Provide drivers license, and Concealed Handgun License documents together, beneath them you should also include your insurance documents (and later when asked registration documents).
2. While keeping both hands in the officers sight, inform the officer you are carrying, and the location of the weapon - "I am carrying, it is on my right hip.
3. Ask the officer how he wants to proceed.
4. If the officer asks for something, for instance your registration documents, tell him what you are doing, "I need to get the registration out of the glove box, is that OK?" When he agrees, only then should you reach for the glove box. Again, keep both hands in plain sight. Left hand on the wheel or gripping the window is a good idea.
Castile broke all of the rules, he informed the officer in the most concerning manner ". . . I do have a firearm on me . . ." He did not keep his hands in plain sight. He did not stop reaching into his pockets when the officer became obviously frightened by Castile's actions. He never allowed the officer to feel safe, and in control of the situation.
The video ends with "The officer just wants to home safely each night." That is what became a problem in the Castile event. Castile was reaching for something, and the officer believed it was the gun, so he shot.
Noah is an ass, whether Castile had been white, black, or an outer space alien, gun owners of all color understand that Castile tried to do the right thing but failed. The officer should have simply backed off, but did not, and instead fired his weapon even though Castile never drew his.
Police are given much deference in this by juries. This is not as likely to be given to gun owners in a similar situation with a potential criminal. Gun owners understand these differences, and accept them.
This was a death which did not have to occur, and should not have occurred, but Mr. Castile's skin color did not play a role in how the gun community sees this playing out. Noah is an obvious racist, and commonly says racist thing, this is just one of many. His attempt to foment black blowback against the NRA, and gun owners is a common ploy by racists like Noah to control the black community. I hope it doesn't work.
Troll level: Galactic Grand Master: Valedictorian claims Wyoming Area Secondary Center school administrators are authoritarian . . .
High school shuts off mic when valedictorian criticized officials
. . . so the Principal shuts off his microphone, and tells him to leave the stage.
Talk about making the kids case!
2026 Calgary Olympics would need $2.4 billion in funding, says bid exploration committee
Greece took it in the shorts, as did Brazil, and there are endless others who every two years stand in line to be chosen to build a monstrously huge money losing venture so that the rest of the world's wealthy can enjoy some sports. Tis an intelligence test, and politicians continue to fail it every two years, like clockwork.
Trump… Our Claudius
Nice piece, well reasoned, I think it worth your time.
In Major Free Speech Victory, SCOTUS Rules for 'The Slants' and Strikes Down Federal Trademark Restriction
How cool is it that even Notorious RGB flips the bird!
The Killing Season
"Baltimore has the nickname of “Bodymore, Murderville” because of a high rate of homicide and the habit of the locals spray painting the slogan on abandoned buildings. The other “slogan” you see around the city is a re-write of a marketing campaign run by the city a few years back. The pols had the idea of putting the word “Believe” on everything, so the more clever changed it to “Behave” which gets to the heart of the issue. The city has a huge population of people who cannot behave themselves like civilized people.
Currently the city is on pace for over 360 murders and we are just getting into peak killing season. Usually, the winter tamps down the murder rates as it is just not as much fun to pop a cap in an ass when it is snowing sideways. Similarly, the spring has been very rainy and gangsters tend not to like going out to murder people for their sneakers when it is raining. In other words, it’s possible there is a lot of pent up demand for murder that will now be unleashed with the summer weather.
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There is, of course, the ever present issue of race. You would think that a city like Baltimore, and the surrounding environs, would be teaming with racism. After all, the overwhelming majority of the murders are done by blacks against other blacks. Of the 159 murders, 12 victims were white. In a city that is 60% black, 90% of the victims will be black and 95% of the perpetrators will be black. According to the myths of our age, the Backlash™ from the whites should make life a living hell for innocent blacks.
The opposite is true. Most whites have become habituated to the reality of life in this part of the world. Everyone, white and black, knows the reality on the street. The blacks with anything on the ball do exactly like the whites and that’s put distance between themselves and the black ghetto. That does not stop the Progressive maniacs from ranting about racism, but they do it from high up in the towers of their whites-only neighborhoods. As a result, no one hears them and so they can be ignored.
Interestingly, blacks tend to think of Baltimore as a good city for them. Number play a role as the city is close to 60% black, but that just means there is a thriving black social life, which is not the case in most cities. For the well-behaved blacks, there are black middle-class neighborhoods in the suburbs where they can be around other well-behaved blacks. The irony here is that while we have some of the worst blacks in America, we also have some of the best blacks, too. White people like that. it gives them hope."
This is what happens when a large underclass is put on welfare, tossed into a festering pit, and allowed to fight it out for drug money scraps. All of this could change, it would require legalizing drugs, requiring work for welfare arrangements, and returning to much less desirable living arrangements for those who cannot pay for their own food, and housing.
As it sits, the city operates as a barrier to the poor mixing with the middle class, and keeps the "right" people dying. This is an incredibly vile philosophy, but one which the progressives who've engineered this system seem happy to continue. This is likely more due to the fact that this system drives votes to them, but still, it is ugly, and deadly, and should not be tolerated.
The surprising reason why most men cheat
People always lie when it protects their ego, and here it does. Men cheat because they are insecure, fearful that they have lost a step with women, and are no longer attractive. When a woman turns on the attention, these men have difficulty resisting, they need the assurance that they still have it. This is most common with Alpha men, although it also happens to higher Betas on occasion.
Alphas are deeply insecure, it is one of the things that continues to drive them to stay on top of the competitive game. Sigmas are a bit different, the bad Sigmas, and the ethically challenged Sigmas don't commonly cheat due to insecurity, they are just sufficiently sociopathic to not care about how cheating will affect their partner. These people can be very bad people. Oddly, it is the moral Sigmas which have the least problem with cheating, but this is to be expected, they are quite far down the sociopathy spectrum, but have a philosophy that keeps their desires reined in.
Most men cheat due to insecurity. They lie about it because telling the truth describes them as weak, and they cannot allow that to happen.
'It has not worked out': Trump tweet hints that the US might take action on North Korea
They are like children trying to push the parent to see just how much they can get away with. Sadly, if they push too far, it is likely to cause an immediate existential conflagration for the Norks.
The current situation needs to be firmly placed at the feet of the last President who failed to address this situation when it was potentially resolvable. Although the two Presidents before Obama also have much to answer for as well.
Another Open Letter to Wilbur Ross - Cafe Hayek
"Mr. Wilbur Ross, Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
You recently declared: “Since we are the world’s largest importer of steel, we’re the main victim of the overcapacity” in the global steel industry (“U.S. Sees Possible Legal Challenges to Crackdown on Steel Imports,” New York Times, June 20).
Perhaps you can explain just how our being the world’s largest buyer of steel makes us victims of the alleged overcapacity in the global steel industry. Are car buyers who get low prices from car dealers with overflowing inventories victims? When ideal weather results in bumper crops of wheat, corn, and apples, do the resulting low prices of food victimize supermarket shoppers? And when improvements in technology increase the productive capacity of computer manufacturers, should those of us who buy computers complain of being victimized by the falling prices of laptops and desktops?
Apparently, your answer to these questions is yes. So I’ve a deal for you: I’ll sell to you a single paperclip for the price of $1 million. How can you refuse?! By your logic, this deal is for you a magnificent bargain, for by accepting it you get to pay a great deal of money in exchange for almost nothing.
I’ll mail to you the paperclip upon my receipt of your check made out to me for the amount of $1 million, which you may send to the address below. And as a bonus, just for you, I’ll also charge you for the shipping so that the total price you pay for the paperclip is even higher!
You are welcome!"
Ross, and Trump are mercantilist idiots. They have no real understanding of economics, and constantly fail to understand the necessary principle that whatever benefits the consumer is the very best possible policy. That means, zero tariffs, zero corporate income tax, zero personal income tax, and a simple fair retail consumption tax on goods, and services is the best way to fund government.
I will probably be heading south to watch the eclipse, it will be a total eclipse less than an hour south of Portland.
Don't forget to buy solar eclipse glasses from Amazon, I bought a ten pack.