** To quote Ben Franklin,” I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” Then again, Franklin didn’t consider the value of buying votes with other people’s money.
** May the Force be – equal to mass times acceleration.
** MAID in Canada – Thanks to the government’s successful marketing, having the government kill those of its citizens who volunteer to die is one of Canada’s leading causes of death. Thrilled with its success, the Canadian government is constantly expanding the categories of those who can be killed.
Just think about it! The Canadian government has successfully done what the Nazis never dreamed of doing: It’s not only convinced disfavored people (namely, expensive people who Obama called “useless eaters”) to build their own cattle cars, but it’s also got them clamoring to enter the gas chambers.
** If you heard the shot, you were not my target.
** “Officers must appear on the battlefield, in the eyes of the soldier, as if they were at a wedding.” -Napoleon Bonaparte
The deployment of the 1800 Pattern Baker Rifle among skirmishers and even regiments like the British 95th Rifle Rgmt made that practice far more problematic. The rifle, as originally manufactured, was expected to be capable of firing at a range of up to 200 yards (183 meters) with a high hit rate.
By the 1830s, the addition of rifle scopes only made them more lethal. Combine that with the minié ball, primarily invented by French army captains Claude-E’tienne Minié and Henri-Gustave Dolvigue in 1849, and the result was a tectonic change in the world of precision marksmanship. Picking off high-value targets, namely officers (dressed for a wedding), became a pastime.
** Live Ready is now for sale in all formats.
I reviewed Live Ready a couple of weeks ago here on this blog and it had not been released for sale. Sam Rosenberg, the author, used the review on the back of the book. Sam is an old friend, and we worked together for a season. His book is very credible.
As the blurb on the back of the book reads, Live Ready is a book about dangerous people – about predators who live in our midst and who violate our social contract with impunity.
I wish Sam luck with his book sales.
** The Russian government proposed a new budget that shows the Kremlin is mobilizing its economy for a long war of attrition. Defense spending in the new budget will account for 29.4%, or nearly one-third, of Russia’s total budget expenditure in 2024.
** Moscow’s pivot to Beijing as an alternative military supplier, while undeniably concerning, has its own challenges. According to U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo, China does not yet produce the advanced semiconductors Russia’s defense-industrial base requires, and about 40% of the less advanced microchips China sold to Russia have been defective.
Yes, I was on #JeffreyEpstein’s plane twice, in the early 90s. Each time with my wife and kids. Neither time to his infamous island. All Epstein & Maxwell flight logs and client lists should be released. I’m not hiding anything, but they are! #EpsteinClientList https://t.co/stxEuAtM9K
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) December 6, 2023
October 7 and the Touchstone of Hate
The almost immediate posting after October 7 of the BLM poster glorifying the hang-gliding murderous entry into Israel only confirmed what most of us knew anyway. Black lives matter and the entire diversity/equity/inclusion conglomerate…
— Victor Davis Hanson (@VDHanson) December 6, 2023
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