Number of Women Buying Guns Surges
February 20, 2013
A CNN report reveals American women are stepping up to the plate in efforts to defend their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Quit Making Such A Big Deal About Women Now Being Allowed To “Officially” Serve In Combat Roles
Seriously, why are people making such a big deal about women now being allowed to “officially” serve in combat roles in the U.S. military? They effectively already do in many aspects since the lines between combat and non-combat have become so blurred. And, you know what, Israel already allows this and women are even subject to the forced military service laws. Of course, I’m opposed to conscription of all forms for moral, practical, and economic reasons, but seriously, the claim that forcing a father to go off to war is okay, but that forcing a mother to go off to war is unquestionably wrong is ridiculous. Forcing either parent to be away from their family for extended periods and to serve as a soldier when their comparative advantage is in another trade is damaging to the family. Forcing anyone to perform a job where they don’t have a comparative advantage is bad economics and immoral. So, conscription is wrong, but only subjecting men to it is even more wrong. If a man or a woman has a comparative advantage at being a soldier, allow them to do so voluntarily based on the skills and strengths they possess and based on the voluntary decisions a family makes when one or both parents join the military. Do not lower physical fitness standards and do not make special exceptions for women. But, assuming standards aren’t lowered and no special exceptions are granted, this isn’t a big deal.
From time to time, you will find some posts here that concern problems that are not directly related to police misconduct. This report concerns a young man who was falsely accused of rape. On the advice of counsel, the young man pled guilty and went to prison. Luckily for him, he was able to expose his accuser’s lie on videotape.
There are many problems with plea bargaining — one is that it extorts guilty pleas from the innocent. Another, not at issue in the above case, is that police misconduct escapes scrutiny because it does not come to light since there is no trial. More here.
The Paris-based actress left Iran last year in protest against restrictive Islamic codes that the Iranian cinema industry has to follow under Ahmadinejad’s conservative cultural policies.
Now she said the government has sent a communication telling her not to travel back to her homeland.
“I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else”, Farahani said.
Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist and activist. Along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women’s suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920
This woman is my hero.
Ashokan Farewell not originally used as a theme to the US Civil War. Used first in the famous Ken Burns documentary, The Civil War. Now I am sure you would agree. It is masterful theme to that awful war.
The feelings that well up in ones heart, as the violin plays its lament. One can only think of the thousands of men who died on both side of the Potomac. Both sides believing they were doing right by their homelands.
What is said is how history has distorted the war, calling it a anti-slave war. When reality it was a war for the State. The South still believing in a small central government. Leaving all other affairs to the states. Including the slave issue.
On the Northern side. A government who believed all states belonged to the Union. It did not matter if the states had graveness or believed the Federal Government was following the Constitution or not. It would be like the government declaring you can’t have a divorce, even if that spouse is beating you night and day. Braking the laws of the land
I feel we are at that tipping point again in our history. People getting mad at what is happening. Feeling harmed in some way. Ether a feeling like the goverment is out to take their rights and liberty. To the people who have the feeling on the other side of the fence. Government is all knowing, like a god and anyone who says anything against that goverment is a hieratic and should be eradicated.
Well the outcome be just as disastrous or will it be more like a peaceful coup d’état for liberty. It their be blood in the streets, or a representative goverment reform. Sending everything the goverment has stolen. Back the American public.
I have a deep seeded fear, it will be the latter. Blood and fighting in the streets. Government forces fighting against people who have the only desire for liberty and freedom.
Good folks who are fighting against the Secret Combinations, the Gadianton robbers of our day. Robbers of our liberty and god given rights to life and freedom. ‘
I pronounce it now, for histories sake. I prodect it will be a bloody and nasty war. Like the French revolution. Allies falling upon Allies. Freedom fracturing from in fighting, on top of fighting the people who are the true enemy of liberty.
There will be no peace for us for in the neat future. The time is near at hand, to escape the the hills for sectary. From the wickedness and disrepair. I hope this does not happen. Yet I can’t see it not happening.
Only thing to save us now is the grace of God and lots of preying for repentance and soften our leaders hearts, so we can regain our morality and liberty back. Before it is to late. The Soul of our nation is at stake.
Sexual harassment ongoing at Finnish parliament
Sexual harassment is still a problem at Finland’s Parliament, according to a new work satisfaction survey of parliament staffers. Eight civil servants and ten MPs’ aides say they have been the target of inappropriate emails and advances, lewd language and looks.
Pertti Rauhio, Parliament’s administration chief, responded to the results saying, “each case is one too many.”
A zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment at the country’s supreme decision-making authority has failed to wipe out inappropriate behavior—despite efforts such as sexual harassment training. In 2008, as many as one-third of women employed by parliament said they had experienced sexual harassment at their workplace. (via YLE Uutiset)
Germany: 90 year old granny batters burglars
A 90 year old woman successfully fended off three burglars in her home in Münster, Germany. Her weapon of choice? A walking stick…
It was last Friday morning, around 10.30, when the retired farmer noticed the intruders, two men and one woman, in her rural farmhouse near the town of Münster. But rather than shy away, she decided to give them a piece of her mind – and a lot of her walking stick.
The nonogenarian battler accosted the burglars and decided to get rid of them herself. By battering them with her cane. The hapless trio were clearly taken aback, and decided to flee the scene. They managed to get away from the “little old lady” with nothing except bruised pride, and perhaps bruised other parts as well. (via News 352)
This has to annoy the First Lady. hehe
Germany: Merkel named world’s most powerful woman
Forbes magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world’s most powerful woman, calling her the “undisputed” leader of the European Union and head of its only “real global economy.”
Merkel, who has topped the list of the world’s 100 most powerful women in all but one of the years since she became chancellor in November 2005, beat out US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and, in 3rd place, Dilma Rousseff, who became Brazil’s first woman president on January 1 2011. (via The Local)