“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Why would anybody need to carry a gun?

  • Maybe elderly white women ought to stay out of the black part of town.
  • No, you couldn't have blasted everybody but you wouldn't have had to. After the first two or three went down it would have been a**holes and elbows as the rest tried to get away.
  • Notice it was black on black?  What was the victims crime? He tried to help the old lady out.
I am sick of this kind of thing.   The only news outfit to carry the story was NBC and that was on the "video clips" section only.  Dennis Quad getting mad and cursing , on the other hand, made all the news.



35 comments:

  1. Terrifying. You'd think it was some 3rd world nation but sadly it really is America.

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    1. That kind of thing is so common in Southern cities I guess people are just sated with hearing about it. There are parts of Atlanta that a white person would have to be insane to go into. Chattanooga has a "project" out by the battlefield that's renowned for the fact that people coming from the museum and battlefield park wind up taking a wrong turn and getting attacked in there.

      Did you notice the people with their cell phones filming the attack? I use the term "people" loosely.

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    2. It's not just a southern thing. It's that way ANYWHERE you have concentrations of blacks. The haters can say what they want, but you don't see white people acting like that......yet.

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    3. Georges, I'm sure you are right. It's just that while I am an assiduous reader of on line newspapers from across the South, I don't read Northern or Western papers routinely. If I relied on the evening news I wouldn't know any of this was going on at all. For instance, as far as I know, this instance above didn't make it onto the evening news or web news pages at all, and you would only have seen it on NBC if you scrolled way down to the video clips section. The news is carefully controlled to paint the picture the government wants painted, as I am sure you know. For instance, in South Carolina some time back a black deputy sheriff pulled over and old white guy and his wife in their truck. When the old man started to get out of the truck, the deputy saw his cane and thought it was a gun. He blew the old guy, who was in his 80's, away. That didn't make the national news. But imagine if the ethnicity of the players had been reversed. I think the video is still on youtube.

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    4. Yes I saw that Harry. I will admit to not having too much experience down south, but about 2 years ago I had an opportunity to fly the Bonanza to Chattanooga for a project at the University. The trip from the airport to the university was rather uneventful but I definitely got the distinct feeling I was "not in Kansas anymore". When we headed back out to the plane next day we stopped at an Amatos for our "in-flight-meal" for our return trip. We were the only honkies anywhere in sight. We definitely got some rather strange looks from the locals.

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  2. Sadly, Harry, having grown up there in and around Memphis, I can tell you that there are many white people who grew up in some of these areas when they were largely white or all white. Some of these areas changed slowly over time into what they are now, but many were almost sudden. I've lived in a few areas in Memphis where I rented, that the change was, in fact, fairly sudden. I had the ability to up and rent somewhere else (which I did several times until I got tired of it and moved out of Shelby county completely) whereas many home owners suddenly found that their home values were suddenly not what they once were, the change was that fast. I would assume that the older people, many having their homes paid off and now living on retirements and social security couldn't afford to sell and start over. So many of them didn't really have a choice where they live now. They got trapped.

    The black part of town used to be several areas of town. The great white flight began in the early nineties, with many younger families and couples bailing out, like I did after the election of Willey Harrington, the first black Mayor, (that position has been black ever since, I believe.)

    Memphis was once am absolutely great place to live. Now it is a hell hole and recently ranked #1 as the most violent city per capita.

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    1. My Uncle lived in a place called Druid Hills in Atlanta during the 70's and 80's. It was single family dwellings, on nice lots, and populated by upper middle class professional people. In the early 1990's, the state built "low income subsidized housing" adjacent to Druid Hills. The spill over from the housing project, in terms of shootings, drug dealing , prostitution, and violence for the hell of it turned the whole area to a waste land. My Uncle sold out, as did his many of his neighbors.

      It's no coincidence that some years back, when Atlanta had a big snow storm, and people were stranded on the freeway, the residents of the project came up the on ramps and began robbing motorists in their vehicles. There are some (locally) famous news videos taken from a helicopter of this happening, so it was hard for the "black leadership" to say it didn't, but they gave it a good try.

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    2. Memphis was great in the 50s and 60s when I lived there. It is my hometown. My parents did live in a wonderful neighborhood. Then, then, their home had projects to the east and west. Nothing about their neighborhood was safe. But, their home was almost paid off and both had cancer.

      When they moved their in 1964, all their neighbors were quiet, mowed lawns. The houses were tiny but immaculate. There was no crime. By the mid seventies, people walked by all the time, looking for trouble. I could no longer leave the car unlocked or the trunk open as I unloaded children, suitcases, and food from my trunk. Mama even wanted the door locked each time I came inside or went out for another load.

      Finally, they got one of the strong storm doors with bars. They neighbors kept vicious dogs that hit the fence every time anyone opened the back door. Now, the neighborhood is a slum with grass two feet high, cars on blocks-- the whole gamut of bad traits one expects from people who don't care.

      Now, I hear that I must live far from Memphis if I move back. So, I suppose I will just not move if I cannot live in Memphis.

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  3. When I was a kid, 70 years ago, my folks knew that if they had to drive thru Harlem, NY all the car doors were locked and they drove thru as quickly as possible. Nothing has changed except now it has accelerated thanks to our national "leadership"

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    1. We give Europeans a lot of flak about "no go" zones, but we have them here. Even in the county 40 miles from mine, there are areas so infested with Hispanic gangbangers that the police don't patrol there after dark, and the fire and ambulance services won't go into those parts of town without a strong police escort.

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  4. I've was told by a CHL holder that he keeps one on his person to scare away Alien Reptoid Zombies. He sez it works great - not a one seen in many moons. :^)

    All joking aside, I think its a shame that our government does not think it proper that the general population should be able to defend themselves in case of criminal attack. I guess they just don't think we are worth saving.

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    1. The people who run the country, for the most part, are filled with a vast contempt for average citizens. The elitists are the same one's who like to joke about not using the restroom on an airliner until they can flush the toilet over a "red" state. Interestingly, most of these folks either have gun permits in states where only the privileged can obtain them, or , like "Rosie" they travel with a professional protection unit armed to the teeth.

      When someone does not take steps to protect themselves due to laws passed by this type of people, they just become a statistic. Nobody cares about statistics.

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  5. I have not heard of those kinds of attacks happening in my neighborhood, but there are areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul where I would not venture even in broad daylight and being armed. Lately the scanner tells me that there are gangs of black juveniles reportedly roaming the downtown area streets there, mostly looking for trouble. It is just wrong that a man who was kind enough to help an old lady should suffer a beating like that for his efforts. Whoever said that no good deed goes unpunished was right, unfortunately.

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    1. Vicki, this kind of thing happens all the time. People don't know it, because they get their news from television, and the talking heads are absolutely not going to tell the citizenry about anything that might encourage gun ownership, or imply that not all members of minority groups are saintly, hard working, honest people.

      I noticed that what brought the wrath of this mob of teenagers and skulkers down on the victim was his effrontery in doing a kindness to an old white lady. He "be a Tom" based on that piece of race treachery, I guess. There are an awful lot of good people who are minorities, but it takes somebody with a lot of morale courage to do what he did. When other people like him see what happened, they'll think twice about being a good Samaritan.

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  6. The last time i carried a gun was when i was 18 in the army service and even than (long long time ago) i was so afraid (of the gun, it was an old chech or what ever it was called and for once even an Uzi).

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    1. Yael, I wonder if the Czech rifle was a Mauser K98. Those were delivered to Israel in vast numbers 1947-1948, and remained in first line service with the IDF through the 1967 war. I have photos of Israeli soldiers at the Wailing Wall carrying the 98K. I have one in my collection, too.

      The Uzi is a great weapon. They were for sale here in the states, in semi-auto configuration, until Bill Clinton, otherwise known as "Slick Willie" , banned them. I know a fellow who owns a pre ban gun but he won't sell it to me. :-(

      Israel actually has some pretty stiff laws about common citizens owning guns, which perplexes me considering the danger you all live with daily. However, if you go through the hoops and wickets you can get a permit for a hand gun.

      Israel also makes provision for arming teachers, and has done since the Ma' alot massacre at the Israeli elementary school in May of 1974. That makes perfect sense, but offends our left wing "intelligentsia" who control our education system, so we have utterly undefended schools here.

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    2. It is amazing how much you know about Israel:) Years ago i had to drive a lot in our rural area at nights and i was asked to carry a gun but i knew that in real time i shall not use it so i did not took it.

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    3. I have worked with the Israelis in years past, and developed a respect for their professionalism and dedication. I also detest Islamic Extremists, so I have that in common with Israelis. Moreover, I recognize that Israel is our only real friend in a strategic region of the world.

      Too bad I didn't know you then, Yael. I would have ridden along with you and I have no such compunction whatsoever! ;-)

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  7. I think an extra large can of bear spray could've added some fun to the party. I have a can in stock in my bug out bag and I do NOT live in bear country.

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    1. My daughter lives in a Northern city where obtaining a carry permit is virtually impossible. That state does not have a reciprocal agreement with Georgia, so her Georgia license is not valid there. She carries police grade mace in her purse and a big can of bear spray in her Jeep. I am not sure if the bear spray is legal there, but I am not going to have some slimy politician deprive her of the right to self defense. Like Heinlein said, if a law makes sense, obey it. If it doesn't, then don't. Laws are made by people, to advance their own agenda.

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  8. Harry,

    And it's only going to get worse. People would rather film crime from their cell phone than help a victim of a crime.

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    1. That's a phenomenon that is revolting and it is growing more common, exactly as you say. I think bringing out your little cell phone, and filming some horrific event lets a person feel detached and relieves them of any sense of responsibility for taking an active part in events.

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  9. You can't change a tigers stripes. Thugs...all of them. I'll bet the police don't even go into that neighborhood. The Good Samaritan, I wonder if Sharpton will help him out?

    You are right about Atlanta. I made the mistake once of walking around the south side, near the underground. I won't make that mistake twice. --Troy

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    1. My mother flew into ATL a few years back, and I parked out on the freeway and rode the subway into the airport. The very next day, a gang of "black youths" attacked passengers on the same train, beat and robbed them without regard for race, gender, or age. When the police caught some of them, the judge gave them "community service."

      I'd like to take people who think Atlanta is safe down to Spring Street and dump them off about dusk. I think their opinions would change.

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  10. I am sure you all have heard of Ferguson. That's a very tiny part of St Louis, very tiny. That being said, there are shooting taking place now where you would never have thought, nice residential parts of the city. A shame but if I can avoid it, I never go downtown.

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    1. The "Goblins" as Colonel Jeff Cooper used to call them, have figured out that the pickings are good in the suburbs. Since stopping a vehicle crammed full of minority youth in the suburbs is "racial profiling" the police have to wait to do anything about it until after a shooting or a home invasion. This may be politically correct and please Sharpton and Jackson, but the "positive" aspects of social engineering are of small comfort to the victims. Home invasion in the comfortable "McMansion" communities surrounding Atlanta is a fact of life now, so common it merits only a passing comment on the morning news.

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  11. Harry, I am sorry, but it is not common in "Southern" cities. It does happen in certain cities in the South, and certain cities elsewhere, but calling common to cities in general is simply not true.

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    1. Russel, I'm not wrong. I'm well informed. I read the major newspapers from cities all across the south on line. I can assure you that this type of behavior is very common, and I say "Southern" because I don't read the Northern papers, and these events are rarely if ever carried on the television news. The latest fad of running up to people and bashing them on the head to knock them unconscious is an off shoot of this. I would suggest you take a look at the papers in Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Rome, and Macon for a start. Because you didn't hear about it on the evening news does not mean it isn't happening.

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  12. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    Where's an AC 130 Gunship when you need one!

    The best thing to do is stay out of cities, stay away from crowds and stay away from groups of young people, especially black young people. I live in a majority Hispanic region and mobs and crowds of Hispanics don't seam to display the level of barbarism that would find in black mobs (its very hard to get a large group of Hispanics to agree on any reason to get in a large group in the first place)

    Now this is based on non-scientific observations I have done over the years. Now white people in mobs (in the U.S.) also tend to 'not be as violent' as black mobs.
    Again, this is also based on the premise that it is very hard too get a group of white people to agree to form a group in the first place (same as Hispanics)

    Now oversea's you may have 20.000 white people rioting over one thing or another. Greece comes to mind in the past several years and other countries too, but that's in other countries. Not in the U.S.

    Now I did leave out 'rock concerts and sporting events' Those are places where mobs of white people have rioted in the past and can riot again.

    Now some will call me a racist' and politically incorrect. I am neither. I am an observer of human behavior. People behave as they want to behave. I just observe and record the findings. Its called the 'Scientific method'

    People will behave as they want to behave. People will pick culture, sub culture or whatever culture and mannerism to adhere too.

    It's all freedom of choice' and the individual is responsible for their own behavior in the end. The individual chose to 'break the glass' and loot the store. Its not the group.

    That individual made a clear choice to do what they choose to do.

    Its all goes back to old saying' If everyone is jumping off the cliff, would you follow, again' its all freedom of choice.

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    1. Well, I think you are actually pretty politically incorrect, but so what? That just means you don't mealy mouth the party line from D.C. I think that's a good thing.

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  13. hi. entered a comment that has disappeared.

    Dr. James Dobson lectured about the effects of the absence of the father in the family.

    the same thing happens among young delinquent male elephants whose mothers have been murdered by poachers [ from a pbs documentary].

    they form gangs and terrorize other animals, including murdering rhinoceroses.

    the video above shows the effects of illegitimacy among humans. they become less than animals.

    i wonder if the little old dark complexioned ladies also live in fear in these areas. they are probably afraid to talk to the police to report attacks, if they survive the violence around them.

    this is called sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind.

    deb h.



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    1. I don't know what happened to your comment. I didn't delete any comments on this post (yet).

      I'm sure that the lack of nuclear families is part of the problem. I also think a culture that glamorized pimps, drug dealers and "gangstas" in every possible means is not helping the situation.

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    2. Deb:
      You are spot on in your reference to the absence of fathers and the disintegration of the nuclear family. In the 1950s blacks had the lowest divorce rates in the country, but soon after Lyndon Jonson launched the "War on Poverty" welfare programs in 1964 it made black men redundant other than for their DNA. Today something like 85% of black kids are born out of wedlock and black men are no longer needed to be providers. Consequently their kids grow up with no positive role models, no proper guidance or direction to become the sociopaths you see in that video. This is the harvest of the seeds sowed in 1964.
      Michael

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    3. Hey M. Silvius and Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I apologize for LBJ.

      He was a Texan. Most Texans don't think like him anymore.

      The strait ticket Democrats that voted in Texas since the reconstruction have just about died out.

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    4. The Blue Dog Democrats are extinct now, I am afraid. Now they are all the whiny mendicant Democrats.

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