You Believe That Gun Confiscation Makes People Safer

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

With guns, we are "citizens". Without them, we are "subjects".


Note:  People from all countries should take note of what happens when they turn in their guns.  
           Less than 5% of the world population are citizens.

You Don't Flush First.

Gm York  is a Facebook friend.  While several of us were discussing the dangers associated with the Bottle Bomb, he related the following that happened to him.


.A (sort of) related story. Many years ago I was cutting the grass and hit some type of spore. All of a sudden I had a hard time breathing and my vision was going. I was near my front door and got into the shower -- still dressed. Dona, (his wife), called the rescue squad (pre 911 days). When they arrived she would not let them get me out of the shower until they contacted the hospital, via Radio, for instruction.
 
The instruction was to keep me under the running water for (I forget how long). Then right to the ER (emergency room) -- don't bother to change ---- come in wet. 
I was treated and admitted over night for observation. The doctor said, "be nice to your wife. You're alive because of her."
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The point. In some situations getting to the ER is secondary. Getting "flushed" is primary. True in my case. True in your example. True in many Contamination cases.  (Posted with permission of the author).


My article re. the Bottle Bomb was published on this site on 6/6/2013. 

http://www.youarestupidif.com/you-pick-up-plastic-bottle-bomb.htm







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You Oversteer Off Of The Highway Shoulder

Almost all highways have shoulders.  There is a shoulder on both the right and left side.  It's called the shoulder as it's off of the paved portion of the roadway.  The shoulder is soft, i.e., not paved.  The shoulder is usually composed of gravel, dirt, loose sand, or grass.

When a driver's car goes off the paved part of the roadway, whether the left or right side, the wheels on that side will be riding on the shoulder and, therefore, he usually panics and oversteers to get back on the paved part of the highway.  Panicking and oversteering usually causes an accident; many times causing the overturning of the car.

Most drivers feel that they have to get back onto the paved part immediately:  YOU DO NOT!  Have you ever driven on a dirt road?  Did you panic while driving on dirt roads?  Then why panic and oversteer when only two of your four wheels are running on dirt?  On two of the three occasions that I intentionally drove with two wheels on the shoulder.  1.  I drove from Northern Massachusetts to Newport, RI.  2.  I drove from the mountain town of Blackhawk to Aurora, CO on Hwy. 70.  Why?  In both instances the roads were nearly solidly iced over.  I drove with the right wheels on the shoulders because they were gravel which gave me much better traction.  On the third occasion, I was driving a U-Haul truck with no shocks.  The truck bounced so hard on the rough, paved road that I thought that the engine would fall out.  Driving with two wheels on the right shoulder, much of the way, which was much smoother, allowed, although slower, for a much smoother ride.  So, what do I do to avoid oversteering and causing me to overturn or cause an accident?

Keep the two wheels on the shoulder, take your foot off of the gas pedal, and apply the brakes gently to help slow the vehicle down gradually.  DO NOT jam on the brakes.  When the vehicle slows to a reasonable, slow speed, then gently steer back on the paved portion of the roadway.

CAUTION:  Not all shoulders are smoothly graded.  Some end at a bridge abutement, lead into a ditch, or have trees in them next to the roadway.  In these cases you'll have to do the maneuver much quicker, but it doesn't mean you have to panic and oversteer.

Also read my two recent articles on how to avoid accidents. 






You Panic, Instead of Steering Out of Trouble--Another Example.

Several years ago while driving down a steep four-lane access mountain road leaving a ski resort in Colorado, I encountered a cross street.  As the cross street was only two lanes, I thought that it was controlled by a stop sign, but it was not.  The intersection was controlled by a red light high above the road.

As I was on the downhill I didn't see it.  Unfortunately the light was red in my direction, so the two cars on the side street from the left started coming out.  When either my wife or daughter said that I had the red light, the first car was directly in front of me.

At this time I had about less than 100 feet on a steep downhill, snow-covered, slippery road.  If I had jammed on my brakes, (read panic), I would have skidded into the right side of the first car.  At this point I'm assuming that the second car saw that I wasn't stopping, so he must have slowed down a bit and never got up to the medium divider on the highway.

Instead of jamming on my brakes I steered around the danger.  Taking my foot off of the gas pedal I put a slight pressure on the brake pedal.  Not enough to stop the wheels from turning.  This gave me steering control.  The front car continued to move giving me a little more space behind it, so I was able to steer my car a few feet onto the roadway between the median divider and then back onto the passing lane avoiding the first car by approximately 2 to 6 inches.  I was traveling at about 40 mph and never slowed down throughout the ordeal.

That was the second time my mind went into slow motion allowing me the time to figure out what to do.  When your mind goes into slow-motion you actually see what is about to happen, so you just do it.

After the incident, my daughter said, "I knew that you wouldn't let anything bad happen to us."

I wish that I had that much confidence in myself sometimes.

You Don't Know How To Avoid An Accident

I saw the aftermath of two accidents in the last two days.
1. Very black skid marks from the left lane up to the right lane, then none. Then van continued traveling off the right side of highway (4-lane access) through the fence and upside down in the field. That kind of maneuver is nearly impossible to perform except in a panic.
Suggestion: Stop over-correcting. Take foot off of the gas and concentrate on steering out of the trouble, not on stopping.
Ex.: Years ago while driving on a six-lane Interstate highway I ran over a tire. I didn't see it until the last second as it was wall-to-wall traffic. Unfortunately, the tire included the steel rim. I moved slightly left as I didn't want it to hit under me. Hitting the floor under the foot section of the passenger side, it lifted my car. I took my foot off of the gas and concentrated on steering out of trouble. I drove on two wheels for approx. 500-feet allowing the car to slow down by itself. I knew that if I oversteered or applied the brakes that I would land upside down. If I had turned the front wheel to the right I would have tipped over. I kept the wheel pointed slightly to the left. Luckily I had just enough highway to allow the car to drop back on its four wheels. I then continued to allow the car to slow down and when it slowed enough I drove it off of the right side of the road. Only then did I apply the brakes to stop it. The car was totaled. I was not injured--not even a scratch.
Note: If you don't panic your mind will go into slow-motion, like mine did, and you'll have all the time in the world to figure it out, safely. What was probably 30-seconds seemed like 5+ minutes. (My mind has gone into slow-motion twice).
2. Four-way intersection at a red light. Car entering from the right, turning right, half-way into the intersection. The driver drives directly into the left side just in front of the driver's door.
Did she push the yellow light? Most probably.
Did he just assume that because the light turned green that he could go? Most probably.
It is not illegal to go through a yellow light but in her case, she most probably only saw the yellow light and just went past the light never realizing that it had already turned red by the time she got to the cross street.
It takes 2-3 seconds after a light turns red before the light at the cross street turns green.
Suggestions: 1. Stop pushing the yellow light.
2. Count to three after the light turns green before starting out. And if there is a car still in the intersection, don't run into it. Don't merely look but actually see what is in front of you.
look - to turn one's eyes toward something. Shouldn't be merely at the light but also on the road ahead before you start up.
see - to perceive with the eyes; To understand what is ahead; thereby to be able to avoid the danger.
Ask yourself. Was the 3-seconds spent at the intersection better than the days or weeks that your damaged car will be in the repair shop? Would the 3-seconds spent before leaving the intersection make a difference in the time that you would have arrived at your destination?
Was pushing the light worth the accident?

You Mistreat Dogs

There Is A Place

There is a place in the afterlife for people who mistreat dogs. It's called "Dog's Revenge."  It's not hell, but it's near hell and you'll wish you were in hell instead of in "Dog's Revenge."
How it works, as I saw it in my premonition.
The weight distribution will be reversed. If you're 100 pounds and your dog is 10 pounds, then you'll be 10 pounds and your dog will weigh 100 pounds.
If you now kick your dog twice a day, then your dog will kick you 20 times a day, every day for eternity.
If you now chain your dog outside in the winter, then your dog will do the same to you. As thirsty as you will be, you won't be able to drink from the water bowl because the water will be frozen like your dog's water bowl is now.
You'll only be fed one-half as much as you're feeding your dog now. And if the food you're feeding it is merely half-rotten scraps, then your food will be more foul and putrid.
If in your anger, you throw your puppy against the wall, he, then, will drop-kick you against the wall whenever it remembers a time that you did it to it; and his memory will be excellent so he will be drop-kicking you against a wall almost on a daily basis.
If you are now torturing dogs, every one of them will be there torturing you, constantly taking turns for all of eternity.
A trillion years of eternity is like a second in the lifetime of a human who lives to 100-years-old.
My premonition did not exclude those who make their dogs fight, and even the spectators will be made to fight every day getting their face chewed up and their body to suffer from the injuries. Made to fight daily, never allowing time for the injuries to heal.
If you've ever dropped off a dog in the woods or countryside to fend for itself, that is what your dog will do to you. Your plight will be to forever roam the forest tormented by wild dogs. You will never be molested by them, but always have in your mind 10 times the fear that your dog felt.
The only way to avoid this is to immediately start treating your dog like the loving pet that it is and that he so richly deserves..
My advice: if you can't treat a dog properly: don't get one. If you already have one, turn it in, to a shelter.

(My [expanded] version of what my wife hopes will happen to people who abuse dogs).

You Can't Figure It Out.

The only time a gun owner will cut in front of the line is when he'll register or surrender his guns.


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You Walk On The Wrong Side Of The Road

Persons walking on the travel portion of a roadway, must walk towards/facing oncoming traffic.  This, of course, is so you can see the oncoming cars and take proper steps to avoid being hit.  Whether the oncoming car should slow down or move into the other lane is a matter of supposition, and sometimes law.

But, if a pedestrian encounters, is struck by, a car, the pedestrian, which is you, will always lose;  therefore, it is incumbent upon youself to also look out for your well being.  As I've stated in another Post, there are 70,000 pedestrians hit by cars in the United States and 4,000 of them are killed every year.

When crossing a street, most pedestrians walk across diagonally instead of in a perpendicular route of travel.  Perpendicular travel is the shortest distance from one side to the other: straight across.  Diagonally is a straight line that's set at an angle from one side to the other.  By walking at an angle you remain on the roadway up to 35% longer, giving yourself a greater time to be hit by a car.

Whenever you're on foot, walking, you're a pedestrian.  People don't appreciate this and think that it only pertains to roadwaays.  You're also a pedestrian when walking in a parking lot and coming out of a store travesing a white-lined pedestrian zone.  Just because the crosswalk at an intersection or just outside the store is marked doesn't mean that a car can't hit you.  

Didn't your mother tell you to look both ways before crossing the street?  Well, you should also look both ways before stepping into a crosswalk, or stepping out into a parking lot when exiting a store.  While we're trying not to get hit by a car in a parking lot, one should observe the back lights on the cars, whether they're off, red, or white.  White means that the car is in reverse and ready to back up into you.

Another dangerous practice often engaged in by pedestrians is when they have earphones on and listening to music.  This prevents them from hearing the oncoming cars.  This practice is especially dangerous when walking on the wrong side of the road.




You Don't Take Care Of Yourself

I told my son-in-law many years ago that I thought that he was doing a very good job of taking care of my daughter and my two grandchildren. I then told him that he must also take good care of himself and why. 

It's not being selfish to take care of one's self.  If we're not in good shape, then we cannot take care of our loved ones. So, taking care of one's self is really an unselfish act.