Monday, March 16, 2015

Victims

***This is a great story. "Rape Survivor asks Moms Demand Action: Why Are You Turning Women into Powerless Victims?"

The campaign by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Mom’s Demand Action) against concealed carry on campuses (“campus carry”) has gotten the attention of a rape survivor, but not the kind they may have hoped for.

The activist group claims that allowing campus carry will increase the number of rapes that occur. Data from Colorado Springs University following their legalization of campus carry disputes this claim, with a 90% decrease in sexual assaults.

Liberal activists don't usually want to be bothered with the truth. A 90% decrease? Wouldn't you think people who were genuinely concerned about the safety of female college students would want to adopt a policy with those kinds of results. Well, apparently not. They're either willingly blind, stupid, or they have another agenda...or all three.

“At the time of my attack, I had obtained my Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit for the personal choice of not wanting to be a defenseless target. In Nevada, permit holders are not allowed to carry firearms on campuses. As a law-abiding citizen, I left my firearm at home, which means that the law that is meant to ensure my safety only guaranteed the criminal an unmatched victim.
. . . Had I been carrying my firearm, I would have been able to stop the attack. Not only that, but two other rapes would have been prevented and three young lives would have been saved, including my own.”

Before being caught, her attacker had raped two other women. Again, the activists don't let stories like this affect them. They have tunnel vision, and what they see is control.

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Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel



***Yep, they're still touting "climate change." The Myth of "Settled Science."

Forty years ago the experts warned of a coming ice age, now they are absolutely certain the earth is warming — and some of the same “experts” were onboard both scares. National Geographic even acknowledges this inconvenient fact, but it explains that this somehow actually helps make the case for global warming. If a scientific theory isn’t refutable — i.e., warming and cooling both prove climate change — then how is it science?
The magazine is incredulous that so many skeptics “believe that climate activists are using the threat of global warming to attack the free market and industrial society generally.”
Wait. Climate change activists are using the issue as a means of attacking free-market capitalism. This past summer major environmental groups gathered in Venezuela to solve leading environmental problems like global warming, concluding: “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system.”

Good piece, read the whole thing.

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Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate


***Love this:




***History of the Gadsden flag:

Benjamin Franklin is famous for his sense of humor. In 1751, he wrote a satirical commentary in his Pennsylvania Gazette suggesting that as a way to thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America, American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England.
Three years later, in 1754, he used a snake to illustrate another point. This time not so humorous.
Franklin sketched, carved, and published the first known political cartoon in an American newspaper. It was the image of a snake cut into eight sections. The sections represented the individual colonies and the curves of the snake suggested the coastline. New England was combined into one section as the head of the snake. South Carolina was at the tail. Beneath the snake were the ominous words "Join, or Die."
Franklin's Join or Die snake woodcut
[Benjamin Franklin's woodcut from May 9, 1754.
Newspaper Serial and Government Publications Division,
Library of Congress.]
This had nothing to do with independence from Britain. It was a plea for unity in defending the colonies during the French and Indian War. It played off a common superstition of the time: a snake that had been cut into pieces could come back to life if you joined the sections together before sunset.
The snake illustration was reprinted throughout the colonies. Dozens of newspapers from Massachusetts to South Carolina ran Franklin's sketch or some variation of it. For example, the Boston Gazette recreated the snake with the words "Unite and Conquer" coming from its mouth.
I suppose the newspaper editors were hungry for graphic material, this being America's first political cartoon. Whatever the reason, Franklin's snake wiggled its way into American culture as an early symbol of a shared national identity.

***"I Pray Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE and on ALL that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof!" - John Adams, 1800

***Have a great day!

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