Wednesday, April 29, 2015

• YOU • ARE • ON • YOUR • OWN! •

• YOU • ARE • ON • YOUR • OWN! •

from: Michael Bane 

Important lesson from the Baltimore riots:

Believe it. Internalize it. Make it part of your thinking and planning every day. Would, a man wonders, the Mayor of Baltimore been so cavalier about that "room to destroy" if the destroyers were destroying her neighborhood? If it was her neighbors' houses going up in flames? If it was a business she had spent her life's work to build? If it was her children under threat?

Do the politicians and the race hustlers look at the flames with the sense of satisfaction that comes with a job well done? Do they see the destruction of people's lives and livelihoods and think, "Yeah baby…the streets belong to the People!"

And those politicians, including the President and his outgoing Attorney General, who have spent the past 6 years fueling the fires of racial division and hatred, I ask the same question I did after Ferguson, after the New York riots...are you happy now?


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Do You see the Big Picture or just a Detail?

Most people are naturally more skilled at one or the other, and there are a lucky few who do both equally well. Whether you have good attention to detail or whether you can see the big picture easily and clearly is generally part of your personality. But it can also be a learned skill, if you wish to develop it.

Really wish that some of the people I work with would develop it.

Just as we need to see with both of our eyes in order to capture all of the nuances of an image, we need to gather information from both "big picture" and "detail" perspectives in order to fully understand. Like a puzzle, you don't get the "whole picture" until you have all the pieces.

If you tend to be a "big picture" learner, you should be aware that you may miss important details when you read, take notes, and study. You may "jump to conclusions" in your eagerness to look for patterns and relationships. In a similar way, if you tend to focus on details, you may not recognize the relationships between ideas that are also critical to full understanding. If you "can't see the forest for the trees," you may find it difficult to understand where the information is heading.

The implication is that we should strive for a balance between these two styles of learning. We should seek ways to get information from the opposite "brain," by practicing ways to get all the information we need and/or by working with others who tend to be strong in the opposite style.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Subject: My rifle and spoons:

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my
Remington bolt action 30.06 right in the doorway.

I left 6 shells beside it, then left it alone and went about
my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my
mail, the boy across the street mowed the yard, a little girl
walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped
at the stop sign right in front of the house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there...
right where I had left it. It hadn't moved itself outside. It certainly
hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had
been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself. Well,
you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how
dangerous guns are and how they kill people! Either the media is
wrong or I'm in possession of the laziest damn gun in the world.

The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the World. However,
if you take out  Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans,
the United States is now 4th from the bottom of the list for murders.
These 4 Cities also have the toughest gun control and all 4 are
controlled by Democratic leaders. It would be absurd to draw any
conclusions from this data right?

* Well... I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they are making people fat.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Is this for real in our military?

From M. Bane Blog:

"Sir, I Will Not Obey That Order."

From Bill Whittle:

I was at a fundraiser in Colorado, and I struck up a conversation with a Major who was in command of a group of about 500 Special Forces personnel.

He told me that he was no longer able to train his men in how to do their jobs and come home afterwards, because these days his time had to be spent making sure that none of his soldiers had tattoos that might be considered offensive to women, gays, lesbian or transgendered personnel; that he had to scour the barracks of these young warriors who were prepared to fight and die for their country in order to make sure there were no Maxim magazines or any other images of naked women that might make the home of these deadly, aggressive, disciplined men into a hostile work environment. He had to do all of this nonsense, more and more of it each year, and spend less and less time doing what he, and his soldiers, had signed up to do in the first place: namely, train to go out there and kill the enemies of freedom.

Then one day, his commanding officer came to him with a new policy. He told this young Major that he was required to poll all of the people in his command and ascertain whether they, or anyone else in their household, owned their own weapons and if so how many and of what kind.

Watch the video and read more at:

And he calmly told me that he turned to his superior officer and said, “Sir, I will not obey that order.”