Watch “Donald Trump vs Hydraulic Press – Lets make America great again” on YouTube


It’s a rainy, blustery Sat., and apparently I have way too much time on hand! As the Donald would say, I’m not violent. It doesn’t mean anything. I’m the most peaceful non violent person ever! Believe me! No one’s more peaceful than me!
OK. Now where’s all that time I had… hmmm… somewhere around here…

Alan Stern’s Moonshot to Pluto Wins the Internet

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/alan-sterns-moonshot-to-pluto-wins-the-internet/

I am a big believer in space exploration. Ever since I ordered a cardboard rocket that slid down a strong I the early sixties from there to here has been fascinating. The search for knowledge and understanding for it’s own sake is a purity of mission we can all be thankful for and awed by in it’s success.

Obama Is Right, Way More Americans Die in Gun Violence Than in Terrorism

http://www.newsweek.com/gun-deaths-terrorism-deaths-obama-america-378877

This is in no way an attempt to mollify victims of mass shootings.
The figures on this article are another reality check when discussions about guns come up.
It would appear as a people we are letting fear dominate discussions and possible solutions regarding guns by only focusing on terror killings. The attacks are obviously doing what they are meant to do.
I have no problem with folks owning guns any more than I do drones. But can anyone explain the rationale for having to REGISTER a drone (a process that was put in place in record time) yet I can buy a gun from ANYONE without it being registered by myself or the owner? Not to mention car registrations.

On a tangent: this is exactly the type of issue the powers that be dream about. It’s Divide and Conquer at its best, while the Rich get richer and the little people rant and rage at each other ignoring critical issues that affect their lives.

fear is the mind killer
Bene Gesserit witches mantra
Sam

Ready, Fire, Aim: The Science Behind Police Shooting Bystanders | TIME.com

http://nation.time.com/2013/09/16/ready-fire-aim-the-science-behind-police-shooting-bystanders/#

This is a condensed version of an article than was in the Aug 2014 issue of Time. I haven’t found that one yet but wanted to get this out. It is now part of my thinking about guns and how they are used, the never mentioned scenario of actually using one on another person. It is excellent and I hope sheds a bit of light on how we think and use guns.