Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gun Control / Adolf Hitler / Adam Geller / My thoughts...

I don’t wish to bore you with a tired subject, ‘Gun Control,’ but a recent article in the Oregonian newspaper forced me out of my tax preparation vegetative state.

First of all, as an aside, isn’t our tax system ridiculous?  I’m one of those guys, probably in the minority, that tries to be honest – which is difficult when you don’t know what-in-the-hell they (the IRS) are asking for.  I know I should hire someone to do my taxes.  But, tax preparation is sort of a challenge.  Don’t you think?  I do have a college degree.  Unfortunately, my degree is from a public college.  I’m sure the Ivy League guys and gals whip right through their annual tax prep.  I don’t happen to know anyone who attended an Ivy League school.  They usually reside in an alternate universe far from here.

Oh, yes, regarding ‘gun control.’  The article was titled Hitler’s Name Joins Gun Debate, The Sunday Oregonian, and dated 3/24/13.  The author was Adam Geller with the Associated Press.  I couldn’t find much about him (didn’t look too hard), lives in New York City; and doubt he has a gun, probably never shot one.  In summary, he was (might I say) delicately criticizing those who have raised Hitler’s name as a promoter of gun control and the concept that Hitler’s measures had a deleterious effect on the Jewish population’s ability to resist.  Not so says Geller’s research.  In fact, he pointed out that Hitler actually loosened gun control measures for the German people – except for the Jews.

Geller ambiguously pointed out that Hitler’s 1938 law prohibited Jews from owning guns.  On the other hand, Geller noted that few Jews owned guns in the first place and they were but 2% of the German population – so this was not necessarily a big deal – that they (the Jews) couldn’t have significantly resisted the German war machine anyway.

Now, I’m not sure that Hitler’s measures regarding the Jewish population has any relevance to our modern American culture, our government, and guns.  But, I can’t totally discount it either.  There are so many better arguments involving guns.  I’ve said this before, but if you expect the police to protect you in any contingency (criminal act, natural disaster, etc.), you will be disappointed.  Are the odds in your favor that you will never face a life threat to you or your family?  Yes.  But, perhaps more importantly, if the unexpected should happen, are you willing or prepared to “go gentle into that good night,” or will you fight like a tiger?

I like hanging with the tigers.

True Nelson

Saturday, March 16, 2013

True’s Miscellany for March 2013 / Kyron Horman / Logan Storm / David Durham

The good news, as I predicted, Logan Storm, former middle school math teacher, has been captured and returned from Mexico to Oregon to face numerous charges including ‘possession of child pornography’ and more recent allegations that he molested two young teenage girls.

David Durham, wanted for shooting a Lincoln City police officer, under very strange, inexplicable circumstances, has apparently disappeared into thin air – much as has Kyron Horman.  Am I the only one who continues to believe that there is some sort of connection between the two?

And regarding the Kyron Horman disappearance, the investigation apparently grinds on and on.  Kyron disappeared from a public grade school almost three years ago.  Law enforcement has stated months back that they will need until August.  At which time, they have indicated that they will have something significant in this investigation.  However, I don’t think that is going to happen.

Desiree Young’s (Kyron’s mother) civil suit has been placed on hold – apparently also waiting for August.

What if law enforcement has nothing significant in August?  How will they address that?  ‘Whoops!  Sorry.  Let’s be clear, we never give up.  We will keep working on this case until the public completely loses interest.’

True Nelson