Newton On Creation…

From Accepting Abundance…read the whole thing.

Sir Isaac had an accomplished artisan fashion for him a small scale model of our solar system, which was to be put in a room in Newton’s home when completed. The assignment was finished and installed on a large table. The workman had done a very commendable job, simulating not only the various sizes of the planets and their relative proximities, but also constructing the model so that everything rotated and orbited when a crank was turned. It was an interesting, even fascinating work, as you can imagine, particularly to anyone schooled in the sciences.

One of Sir Isaac’s colleagues, a scientist and an atheist, came by for a visit. Seeing the model, he was naturally intrigued, and proceeded to examine it with undisguised admiration for the high quality of the workmanship. “My, what an exquisite thing this is!” he exclaimed. “Who made it?”

Paying little attention to him, Sir Isaac answered, “Nobody.”

Stopping his inspection, the visitor turned and said, “Evidently you did not understand my question. I asked who made this.”

Newton, enjoying himself immensely no doubt, replied in a still more serious tone, “Nobody. What you see just happened to assume the form it now has.”

“You must think I am a fool!” the visitor retorted heatedly, “Of course somebody made it, and he is a genius, and I would like to know who he is!”

Newton then spoke to his friend in a polite yet firm way: “This thing is but a puny imitation of a much grander system whose laws you know, and I am not able to convince you that this mere toy is without a designer or maker; yet you profess to believe that the great original from which the design is taken has come into being without either designer or maker! Now tell me by what sort of reasoning do you reach such an incongruous conclusion?”

via A Test: Created or Not Created? : Accepting Abundance.

Interesting Blog Find…Andrew J. Patrick

Will be posting up a more significant post of his soon. But to give you an idea of the quality of the blog this was second place…heh.

So buck up, lil rascals of the right. We aren’t squaring off against Julius Caeser. We aren’t even dealing with FDR. We’ve got a self-besotted Chicago ward boss with a golden voice and handsome features. Let us spend the next four years checking him, poking him, denying him anything in our power to give, be that approval of his legislation, the framing of the issue, or even the benefit of the doubt. We don’t need to impose our own agenda, just frustrate his as long as possible. 2014 is not far away.

via Obama is Boring | Andrew J. Patrick.

The Drugs Mass Murderers Take…by John Noveske of Noveske Rifle Works

John Noveske of Noveske Rifle Works compiled a list of perps responsible for murders of mulitiple people. See if you can spot the common thread.

Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado#, killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac #three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students,  wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a  Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his  school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a  high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were  killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama  (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one  sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin)  and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students,  one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high  school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class  mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a  bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood,  South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing  two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two  teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school  shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school  shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after  five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan,  age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff  Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came  home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s  file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac)  in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac  along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was  withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially  it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death  was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been  taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung  himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane  Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after  suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy  Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was  prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July  2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung  herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor  wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit.  I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to  Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he  committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death  and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung  herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he  saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist  gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging  by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on  Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and  writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody  ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly  before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had  seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he  have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age  10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was  increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school  student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft  and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary  student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student,  before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a  benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people  and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University  auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac,  Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of  Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been  taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at  Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age  14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon  was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired  a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.

Missing from  list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….

What drugs was  Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in  Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12  people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob  Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was  Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct?

Roberts is  the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind.

When Seconds Count…The Police Are Not Only Minutes Away, But They Are Only Going To Watch And Draw Pretty Chalk Lines Around Your Body, Supreme Court Says!

If you think the police have a duty to protect…bzzzt wrong. They have a duty to draw pretty little lines around your dead body. While there are many honorable police officers who WOULD put their life on the line for you, it isn’t their duty. So while you are dialing 911 for help you better have already gotten your weapon ready to defend yourself.

WASHINGTON, June 27 – The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.

The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to a woman’s pleas for help after her estranged husband violated a protective order by kidnapping their three young daughters, whom he eventually killed.

For hours on the night of June 22, 1999, Jessica Gonzales tried to get the Castle Rock police to find and arrest her estranged husband, Simon Gonzales, who was under a court order to stay 100 yards away from the house. He had taken the children, ages 7, 9 and 10, as they played outside, and he later called his wife to tell her that he had the girls at an amusement park in Denver.

Ms. Gonzales conveyed the information to the police, but they failed to act before Mr. Gonzales arrived at the police station hours later, firing a gun, with the bodies of the girls in the back of his truck. The police killed him at the scene.

The theory of the lawsuit Ms. Gonzales filed in federal district court in Denver was that Colorado law had given her an enforceable right to protection by instructing the police, on the court order, that “you shall arrest” or issue a warrant for the arrest of a violator. She argued that the order gave her a “property interest” within the meaning of the 14th Amendment’s due process guarantee, which prohibits the deprivation of property without due process.

via Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone – New York Times.

MoveOn and Tea Party Pow Wow…Politicians Running For The Exits!

Or they would if we really could get our shit together and realize that the politicians are the enemies of us all.

There are many things that divide us politically, and when the time comes, we’ll all still have our very partisan fights about those. But we can’t continue to buy into the overall politics of hate, perpetrated upon us by politicians and others in the ruling elite who find it quite profitable to keep us apart in order to maintain the status quo. When it serves the interests of “We the People,” we need to stand together and remind the politicians, they work for us, not the other way around.

via Hanging Out in Berkeley with my Friend, the Co-Founder of MoveOn.Org | Citizens For Self Governance.

Impeach Obama If He Orders Gun Control Via Executive Order!

This…

“Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible,” he added. “Under no circumstances whatsoever may the government take any action that disarms any peaceable person — much less without due process through an executive declaration without a vote of Congress or a ruling of a court.”

He concluded by claiming that an executive order would be not just “not just an attack on the Constitution,” but also an “attack on Americans.”

“If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist,” he said.

via GOP congressman threatens impeachment if Obama uses executive action for gun control | The Daily Caller.

The Truth About Assault Weapons

This…

On September 13, 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban went into effect. A Washington Post editorial was unusually candid about its real purpose:

No one should have any illusions about what was accomplished [by the ban]. Assault weapons play a part in only a small percentage of crime. The provision is mainly symbolic; its virtue will be if it turns out to be, as hoped, a stepping stone to broader gun control.

via The Truth About Assault Weapons.

Dirty Harry!

Hey Dirty Harry what is up with this?

A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear.

St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who’s accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for products they never ordered, told The Salt Lake Tribune that newly elected Utah Attorney General John Swallow set up a deal in 2010 for Johnson to pay $600,000 to people connected to Reid.

Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation.

Swallow strongly denies the allegations and maintains he only offered to connect Johnson with a lobbying firm. At the time, he was serving as Utah’s chief deputy attorney general.

The FBI and Reid’s office would not comment on the allegations.

via Businessman in fraud case ties Harry Reid to scheme | Fox News.

John Locke Regarding Our Duty To God…

Word…

“Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.” – John Locke

via Jims Quote of the Day: – SurvivalBlog.com.

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Raging Against Self Defense: A psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality, By Sarah Thompson, M.D.

Read the whole thing…and this is a companion piece that is worth a read as well.

Communicating with anti-gun people

How can you communicate more effectively with an anti–gun person who is using unhealthy defense mechanisms? There are no quick and easy answers. But there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Anger and attacks do not work

Most gun owners, when confronted by an anti–gun person, become angry and hostile. This is understandable, because gun owners increasingly face ridicule, persecution and discrimination. (If you don’t believe this, ask yourself if anyone would seriously introduce legislation to ban African–Americans, women, or Jews from post offices, schools, and churches. Even convicted felons aren’t banned from such places – but peaceful armed citizens are!) But an angry response is counterproductive.

It’s not helpful to attack the person you’re trying to persuade. Anything that makes him feel more fearful or angry will only intensify his defenses. Your goal is to help the person feel safe, and then to provide experiences and information that will help him to make informed decisions.

Be Gentle

You should never try to break down a defense mechanism by force. Remember that defense mechanisms protect people from feelings they cannot handle, and if you take that protection away, you can cause serious psychological harm. And because defe

via Raging Against Self Defense: A psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality, By Sarah Thompson, M.D..