Complex Lies and Simple Truths

SlowFacts

Life is complex. Sure, in the time of Covid you can tell everyone to stay home and starve, but they won’t do it. They won’t do it even though you’re emperor Cuomo of New York. Even with all your wealth and political influence, you can’t make people lay down and obey. They act for themselves, and soon they think for themselves.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 22: Visitors to Times Square wear masks during the fourth phase of the coronavirus reopening in Manhattan on September 22, 2020 in New York, New York. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Ordinary people are frightened by what they see around them. Of course you can order gun stores to close by saying they are non-essential businesses, but criminals already have their guns. The thugs can always get more…

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An Inconvenient Truth –

SlowFacts

From my friend John Richardson talking about the failure of gun control laws and the murderer at Parkland, Florida three years ago. RM

The killer had no criminal record because of an arrangement between the Broward County school system and the sheriff’s office. This despite being expelled for bringing a weapon to school along with other run-ins that should have resulted in a criminal record.

As noted at the time by Max Eden in the City-Journal:
But the explicit aim of Broward’s new approach to school safety was to keep students like off the police’s radar. If the Sheriff’s department didn’t know about his deeply troubling behavior, perhaps it was because they were no longer supposed to know about it.

Source: An Inconvenient Truth –

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The Lessons We Didn’t Learn from Mass Murder

SlowFacts

February 14th is the third anniversary of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkwood, Florida. If you’re like me, it is uncomfortable to stir that painful memory. I’ve studied that attack because it would be worse to see it repeated simply because we didn’t learn a difficult lesson. You might not remember, but the attack at Columbine High School was almost 22 years ago. The attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School more than 8 years ago. That is plenty of time for us to act so our children are protected. I have an uncomfortable prediction about the next mass murder. The next attack will be at a place that politicians told us was safe because law-abiding people like us were disarmed. It is time we looked harder.

Gun control is the promise that ink on paper will protect our children. That isn’t a new idea. We’ve had…

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Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Honest Gun Owners

SlowFacts

Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control.

The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to.

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. This is exactly what we expected from Democrat politicians.

Lee’s bill HR 127 requires-

  • the registration of all firearms and ammunition held by civilians.
  • bans .50 caliber ammunition.
  • requires a mental health exam for you, your spouse and your family, or at least two additional friends who can attest to your mental state.
  • requires that the government license those mental health professionals who can perform mental health exams for firearm ownership.
  • bans all ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • establishes a national ammunition registry…

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5 Reasons to be Thankful

The Pursuit Blog

If you only had the things today that you THANKED God for yesterday, what would be left?

This question came to life for me many years ago when my dad came to me with a proposition.

“For every item you can write down that you are genuinely thankful for, I will pay you a nickel,” he said.

I was excited to earn some extra money, so I agreed. I still remember beginning my list with the generic “family,” “food,” “my home.” But my ideas soon dwindled as the shallowness of my gratefulness became apparent.

Thankfulness doesn’t come naturally to us. In fact, many of us see it as a burden — another spiritual checklist item. What we don’t realize is that our lack of thanksgiving toward God is a big reason we often feel empty and unsatisfied.

Why should we be thankful?

  1. Giving thanks keeps us humble.
  2. Giving thanks makes…

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Remembering Boundless Grace

Hidden Treasure

This morning, I started Matthew 23, and the first few verses stuck out to me like a sore thumb. In the previous chapter, the scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees had taken turns asking questions to Jesus that were meant to stump him. These questions were asked with ill-intent: not to learn, but to boost their own pride. Time after time, Jesus answers their questions to the fullest, or he even asks them a question to invalidate the question that they asked. They are all going back and forth, playing a game of wit. The religious folks had one problem: they had knowledge, and no wisdom, but they were up against the author of wisdom.

In Matthew 23:2-4, Jesus says, “The scribes and Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but they do not practice. They tie…

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Being a New Gun Owner- what I wish I knew when I started

SlowFacts

These are strange times. Few of us thought we’d ever be here. This year, 8 million new gun owners joined the more than a hundred million existing firearms owners. We’ve all been that new guy at one time or another. Fortunately, there is a place for everyone in the gun culture. Here are some of the things I wish I knew when I chose a firearm and started learning self-defense.

Some of these steps are optional and some are mandatory. Rather than trying to tell you what to do and how to do it, I want to sketch out a broad map so you can find what you’re looking for.

If I had one suggestion for new gun owners, it would be to not rush. Take it step at a time. Go slowly and learn great habits from the beginning. You don’t need to know everything perfectly at each step…

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Wake Up, O Sleeper

Hidden Treasure

117th Congress on Sunday, January 3, 2021

For the most part, I try to stay away from talking about politics on this page, but this is no longer about politics. It isn’t about democrats and republicans. It isn’t about conservatives and liberals. This is about sheep and wolves.

God is not a “monotheistic God known by many names and by different things.” Our God is called Eloah, which means that He is strong and mighty. He is El Shaddai, which means that He is all powerful. He is Yahweh, a personal God who goes by this personal name. He is Yahweh-Rapha, the mighty healer of body and soul. He is Yahweh-M’Kaddesh, the one who sanctifies the believer. He is Yahweh-Shalom, who is our peace. He is Yahweh-Rohi, who is our Shepherd. He is El-Elyon, the Most High. He is El-Olam, the Everlasting.

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It is Easy to Steal an Election, but Impossible to Hide the Theft

SlowFacts

Suppose you want to insert fraudulent votes so your favorite candidate wins an election. You can overcount your candidate’s votes. You can delete your opponent’s votes. You can shift votes from your opponent to your candidate. Each of these acts leaves a telltale mark. The fraudsters thought they were safe because we wouldn’t look. They thought the election was over when the mainstream media announced that Biden won. They were wrong. We looked at the strange election results, and there was plenty to find.

You can force election observers to leave the counting area and then you can run your candidate’s votes through the counting machine several times. We think that happened in Fulton County, Georgia. That fraud is easy to discover.

We’re supposed to believe that the voters in one precinct somehow acted very differently from their neighbors who live in an adjacent county. We can correct the expected…

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