PAGE NINE -- No. 11

by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America



I'm proposing a new page for newspapers ("Page Nine" regardless of the page it runs on), that covers stories afresh, not the way news rooms typically flavor things. It would help reduce the distrust so many readers feel. It could be the most read page in the paper, a light breath of fresh air.

Here's a casual sample. It might make you say, "We'll NEVER run that!" but the page will be built around ad revenues from right thinking mainstream businesses.

Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America
"The Uninvited Ombudsman"

 

PAGE NINE
The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 11
by Alan Korwin, August 11, 2006

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Contents:
Airline Attack Foiled
Flags In Classrooms
Phony IDs Meaningless
People Avoiding Taxes
Humans Aging Slower
Bribery Affects Voters
Sex Has Effect
Praise The Turkish
Millions Attract Billions
Reuters Falsifies Israelis
Corrections and Clarifications

 

The lamestream media told you:
In breaking news, at least 21 mostly Pakistani terrorists were foiled in an attempt to blow up ten U.S. airplanes simultaneously over the Atlantic Ocean, using carry-on liquid explosives of an undisclosed nature.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The lamestream media persists in characterizing radical fundamentalist Muslim jihadis waging a holy war against western civilization as nondescript "terrorists."

No fatwa by moderate Muslims against the radical Muslims had been issued at press time.

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The lamestream media told you:
In an effort to bolster patriotism, state legislators have been passing laws requiring public school classrooms to display the American flag, and copies of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Funding for the requirements is typically not provided, putting many schools in a financial bind.

Now, some public colleges are considering requiring all students to take at least one class in U.S. history. The American Council of Trustees and Advisors, a national group, has found that "America's graduating college seniors are more familiar with snoop dogg and other MTV icons than the Founding Fathers." U.S. history is not currently a college requirement.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
If teaching U.S. history means perpetuating current public school curricula on the subject, students might be better off without it.

According to "Magruder's American Government," the textbook in the Uninvited Ombudsman's daughter's senior high school class, "The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution to protect the right of each state to keep a militia." I am not making this up.

The Prentice Hall textbook goes on the insist, "The only important 2nd Amendment case is 'United States v. Miller, 1939,'" and continues with a brief, distorted view of the Amendment, its origins and current condition. This is indexed as "gun control." There is no listing for guns, firearms, RKBA, or any rights-oriented category. Any positive aspects of guns, their use in the preservation of peace, and their relationship to freedom are absent.

In stark contrast, "Supreme Court Gun Cases" covers 92 gun cases the High Court has heard, from nearly every period in its history, of which all assume or are consistent with the principle that RKBA is an individual right. No schools use this text. http://www.gunlaws.com/supreme.htm

Further review of the Prentice Hall text finds that American-style capitalism, though treated with only mild disdain, shares equal space with socialism and communism as viable governmental models. Failures and abuses committed under those systems are missing for some reason.

The propagandizing and deception in public school textbooks is widely known, but the controlling clique that produces them, approves them for schools and distributes them in monopoly fashion are well entrenched. Taxpayers fund the effort.

At least the book includes a glossary. In Spanish.

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The lamestream media told you:
Airwaves and newspapers have been swamped with reports that undercover investigators, using fake ID, have repeatedly entered the U.S. with little difficulty. The authenticity of their documents was never questioned by border guards, the GAO revealed in testimony to Congress.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
With a minimum 2,500 people entering the country illegally every single day, by just walking across the frontier, the fake ID problem seems hardly worth mentioning.

No system for stopping the walkers has been introduced. Meanwhile, battles with radical fundamentalist Muslim jihadis all over the Middle East has squeezed this news out of the news. 2,500 new illegals. Every day. Reportedly, they obtain their fake ID after arriving.

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The lamestream media told you:
IRS is complaining that off-shore tax havens are denying the government significant revenues, says the Associated Press. They are proposing new laws to prevent people from sheltering their own money in order to keep it.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
It's a sad day in American history when the bloated, wasteful, inefficient, top-heavy federal government has to complain that too many people are finding ways to protect their money, and have to take it out of the country to do it. Apparently, successful people (denigrated by the Associated Press and "rich people") do it more than the average Joe struggling to get by. Go figure.

Whether the majority of both houses of Congress, most of whom are reportedly multi-millionaires, use overseas shelters too, was not reported.

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The lamestream media told you:
The New York Times reports that humans are aging slower. One hundred years ago, people in their 40s expected to begin developing chronic diseases. It is "one of the most striking shifts in human existence: a change from small, relatively weak and sickly people to humans who are so robust that their ancestors seem almost unrecognizable."

It is "a form of evolution," says reporter Gina Kolata, who goes on to say, "The difference does not involve genes," without explaining how that could possibly square with any theory of evolution. The story asks why this is happening, and the only possibilities proposed are undescribed effects in the womb and better nutrition in early in life, with no real detail provided. Medical advances cannot take most of the credit, she notes, leaving the impression that it's an unresolved mystery.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Times failed to mention if pesticides, preservatives, constant burning of fossil fuels, automotive transport of people and goods, massive generating stations providing public power over towering high-voltage transmission lines, indiscriminate use of diagnostic X-rays, clear cutting of forests, mountainous landfills, chemical laden corporate farms, artificial food supplements, factory food processing, cookie-cutter homes, high-fat diets, ubiquitous roadways slashing the countryside, TV couch-potato lifestyles, fast food, and every other bugaboo they have ever railed against, has helped generate the wonderful news.

One observer who will remain anonymous, and actually died decades ago at a ripe old age, had pointedly noted, "I love preservatives. That's why we don't have maggots."

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The lamestream media told you:
Mexican voters were apparently videotaped accepting bribes of rice, beans, sugar, salt, cooking oil and more, on their way to some of the 130,000 polling places in the nation, according to the Dallas Morning News. If true, it would cast doubt on the validity of the results. All candidates may have been involved in the tactic, said to be common in the past.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The difference between offering food to Mexican voters, and hundred-million-dollar development projects to U.S. voters, was unclear at press time. American candidates routinely promise lucrative projects to attract votes.

McClatchy Newspapers reports (Aug. 3), with no apparent concern, that the minimum-wage bill recently passed by the House contains what they call "various sweeteners," including tax giveaways for the timber industry in Washington State, tax giveaways for miners in West Virginia, and "bond-related perks" for Arkansas. Reporter Margaret Talev says the incentives are aimed at Democrats who "fear that losing those special breaks could cost them votes back home."

The legality of allocating portions of the public treasury to attract votes was not discussed, and no charges have been filed. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), a supporter of the giveaways, characterized them as "merits to consider." The Webster dictionary does not define "merits" as bribes.

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The lamestream media told you:
Ranchers and farmers near urban areas face increasing pressure on their operations as cities encroach on available land. With land prices rising, and hungry developers seeking new opportunities, ranch and farm owners are selling out in record numbers.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The real problem is sex. No known reports have addressed this root problem, preferring to focus instead on symptoms such as clogsmogandsprawl, greedy developers, too many cars, air and water pollution, land scraping, factory farms, long lines, the waste stream, and the host of villains constantly drummed up by the media.

People are having sex, so they're popping out babies, and all the babies need homes, cars, air conditioning and fried chicken. Unless and until we deal with all the sex people are having, the other so-called problems, which are mere symptoms of the real problem, will continue to increase. Experts do not expect any action to be taken in the foreseeable future, in the free world.

Communist China however is rumored to have addressed the problem in unspeakable ways, and quite effectively.

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The lamestream media told you:
Not all Muslim nations are vicious dictatorships. Take Turkey for example.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Turkey, uniquely situated geographically as a historic bridge between the Arab and Western worlds, with a population that is 99% Muslim, may be the only Muslim nation with a truly secular government, an anomaly among Muslim lands.

Author Elif Shafak has been charged by the secular Turkish government with "insulting Turkishness," for publishing an English-language novel, "The Bastard of Istanbul," which has been translated into Turkish and has become a best-seller there.

In the novel, the attractive, red-headed, 35-year-old University of Arizona professor's fictional characters discuss Turkey's 1915 genocide against the Armenians, which butchered 1.5 million people, nearly exterminating the group. She is charged under Article 301, which states, "A person who publicly denigrates Turkishness, the Republic, or the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, shall be punishable by imprisonment of between six months to three years."

It's good to know that Turkey is secular. Whether they will bring Shafak's fictional characters into court to testify is unknown.

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The lamestream media told you:
The Gila River Indian Community recently paid $9.1 million in lobbying fees, to guarantee a sizeable annual water supply. "Flush with revenue from its successful gaming operations, (the tribe) has spent more on lobbying than virtually any other state, city, or tribal government in the nation," writes Corinne Purtill for the Arizona Republic.

"Millions can get you hundreds of millions, if not billions, at the end of the day," says Alex Knott of the Center for Political Integrity, a non-profit watchdog in Washington, D.C.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Who says money doesn't make Congress go round. How loudly can a watchdog possibly bark.

The tribe hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, who also represent AT&T, Pfizer, Boeing and ExxonMobil, becoming their biggest account. They are now lobbying for federal funds to build infrastructure to bring the water to the reservation.

Indian gaming customers typically include a high percentage of White retirees living on federal social security and pensions. Critics say it is poetic justice, but non-critics wonder. Tribal officials say they are "pleased," calling it a return on investment. No ethical concerns were raised in the report.

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The lamestream media told you:
A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.

The photograph showed two very heavy plumes of black smoke billowing from buildings in Beirut after an (Israeli) Air Force attack on the Lebanese capital. Reuters has since withdrawn the photograph from its website, posting a message admitting that the image was distorted, and an apology to editors.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman's daughter's friend just returned from a seven-week tour of Israel. He saw and heard no shootings, no bombings, no Muslim atrocities, and enjoyed a routine life as he toured the entire country, a trip he described as "wonderful."

Arthur (not his real name) expressed shock when he saw CNN reports on the current state of affairs in the tiny country. "They only show bad stuff," he said, demonstrating the same naive ignorance most news consumers have about what they are fed by TV. Reuters, CNN and the rest of the lamestream media have painted a portrait of non-stop horrendous conditions that basically do not exist, according to the eye witness.

It is typical for news consumers, when they are present at a news site, to be stunned by what passes for coverage after the fact, since they can compare the reality they witnessed to the version the media portrays. Arthur did admit that after the war with Hezbollah Muslims jihadis in Lebanon broke out, they did not tour the northern tip of the country.

Requests that CNN and others at least mention that life in most of Israel is basically normal went unanswered.

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Corrections and Clarifications:

1. Regarding the testosterone levels found by the French, in American bicyclist Floyd Landis, a prominent, highly respected lobbyist notes that: "Compared to the French, any American male (and many females) would have too much testosterone. Too many Republican office holders may come close to the French level." I will try to be more careful and culturally sensitive next time.

2. Alex Glenn points out: Please note in your lead article (P9 #10) that automatic weapons are not severely restricted by the FBI. These weapons are restricted through the BATFE.

Actually, the FBI and BATFE work in unison to severely restrict the public's access to these fine tools, and to maintain central government control over such small arms for themselves. My mistake.

3. The story on the non-gun armored car heist was incomplete. Thanks to NY-based Dean Speir for pointing out that: Actually, the FBI is " working to determine if the robbers had weapons that were manufactured to resemble assault rifles. " Undoubtedly the greater crime! And he continues:

Toy rifles aided 3 in heist
U.S. Assistant Attorney Sharon Sexton, citing FBI reports, said blow-up dolls were used as decoys inside the van. U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia Mathis ruled that because of the violent nature of the robbery and because both tried to escape the police, the suspects were flight risks. "The robbery could have been a disaster," Mathis told the three Thursday. "We're lucky no one was killed."

And Dean rightly points out: Right! Plastic replicas and OC spray… a lethal combination.

4. Alan: Re the "Dark Web" research by the U of A: When the university looks for info and patterns by data mining, the media thinks it's a cool story. When the administration does it in an effort to keep our shores safe, they see the end of freedom as we know it. Barney Brenner.

5. About the story that said machine guns were used in a heist, which later turned out to be toys, a reader who knows me from gun-show book signings pointed out that I forgot to mention the reporter said: "Police did not provide descriptions of the weapons used," and he said it was "pathetic that the reporter would say automatic weapons were used in the robbery -- lame reporting at it's very best, with a quote like that." I'm sorry. Read the tale for yourself: <http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0722heist0722.html>http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0722heist0722.html

Plain Ole Observation: Have you noticed that when newscasters say "thank you" to their guests, the guests say "thank you" back? They're supposed to say "you're welcome," but they're so awestruck at being on the air that the silly thank-you-thank-you has become standard. Watch and you'll see. Then you'll start noticing it all around you. Bring back civility. Start saying "you're welcome" to people who have earned it.

 

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Comments help keep me going. Alan.
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Great column; made me laugh, made me cry, made me cry out for more. Two thumbs up.
Dave Headstream

I have read your latest posting. Excellent! You are a very bright and witty man. Keep up the good work.

"The news media continues to disguise the global holy war against western civilization, conducted by Muslim fundamentalists waging jihad, as 'terrorism,' an innocuous word that implies indiscriminate criminal activity, and hides the Islamic nature of the problem."
Alan, that's a great sentence. Thanks. Jack Crawford.

 

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