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PAGE NINE -- No. 31
by Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America

 

II'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.

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

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

 

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PAGE NINE

The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, No. 31
by Alan Korwin, June 25, 2007

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Contents:
(searchable by item number)
1- China's Carbon Counts
2- Muslim Moderates Missing
3- The Parker Case
4- Recall Which Troops?
5- Cutting Essential Services

 

 

STARTERS:

Yes, yes, it's been a while -- I'm pouring my time into my next book, "Bomb Jokes at Airports" (about the limits of free speech), plus we're expanding the line at Bloomfield Press, more news on that soon.

 

Q: How long until we know if Washington, D.C. will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on the gun-ban case it lost (the Parker case)?
A: 90 days from the denial of the en banc hearing.That means Aug. 6, 2007.

Q: If they do appeal, when might a decision arrive?
A: Assuming that cert is granted before year's end (meaning the High Court agrees to hear the case), we should have a decision no later than June 30, 2008. Read all about it in entry #3, below.

 

Correction: Dead Iraqis Missing. I noted that the "news" keeps telling us about U.S. troops killed in action, but has not been telling us anything about enemies killed by our soldiers. "The Pentagon doesn't want to promote body counts like they did in Vietnam, so they aren't releasing that information," writes one Page Nine reader. He's right. And the media is politely obeying their government handlers, so you only get half the body counts -- our own. Seems kind of unfair. Why would the news media go along with that? Can't they interview people and at least do a little reporting?

 

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1- China's Carbon Counts

The lamestream media told you:
"Fueled by rapid growth in coal-reliant China, rates of carbon dioxide emission from industrial sources increased from 2000 to 2004 at a rate that is over three times the rate during the 1990s," according to a National Academy of Sciences report covered by USA Today last month.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Indiscriminate and rapid increases in coal burning by communist red Chinese have emerged as a driving force behind global carbon levels in the atmosphere. The dictatorship's loosened grip on its economy has lead to a mad rush of growth formerly unknown in the totalitarian regime.

The communists' furnaces, which do not use scrubbers and are believed to be highly inefficient, rely on their vast supplies of CO2 producing coal, lack of environmental regulations, and easy executions of protesters.

The highly controversial Kyoto Accord, which the United States refused to sign because it proposed devastating impacts on our economy, had conveniently omitted the communists from most requirements. European nations and others who did sign the accords have uniformly failed to meet the goals, but it doesn't matter, because there  are no penalties, no sanctions, and not even followup reports by the "news" media.

In other news, Hollywood has taken up the carbon emissions banner and is "buying carbon offsets" to demonstrate how green their films are. The upcoming $170 million comedy about Noah's Ark "erased" its carbon "footprint" by spending ten grand on trees, according to PBS. How many trees, where, how much CO2 they absorb in what time frame and whether such a small number of plants can "erase" $170 million in activity for a gigantic crew working for a year is unknown. PBS asked no questions to qualify the proud pronouncement of the film's producer, but the interviewer gushed at how wonderful all this was.

In still other news, communist China surpassed the U.S. in 2006 as the world's leading producer of CO2 gas, by far. Al Gore could not be reached in his 26,000-square-foot home for comment.

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2- Muslim Moderates Missing

The lamestream media told you:
Headlines nationwide assured the public that Muslims in the U.S. are not a problem, based on a recently released Pew Center poll.

USAToday: Poll: Most Muslims seek to adopt American lifestyle.

"This is a very positive story for the vast majority of Muslims," says Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center.

The Voice of America: Poll: US Muslims Feel Post-9/11 Backlash Despite Moderate Outlook

The New York Times: Muslims assimilate better in U.S. than Europe, poll finds, and then leads with this: "A new poll of American Muslims reveals a group that is better assimilated, more content and less politically polarized than counterpart Muslim populations in Western Europe -- but also smaller in number than some Muslim groups had estimated."

Chicago Tribune: U.S. Muslims more content, assimilated than those abroad

National Public Radio: Pew Study Sees Muslim Americans Assimilating.

Washington Post: Survey: U.S. Muslims Assimilated, Opposed to Extremism

The Pew organization says: Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream, but does followup later with:

Muslim Americans reject Islamic extremism by larger margins than do Muslim minorities in Western European countries. However, there is somewhat more acceptance of Islamic extremism in some segments of the U.S. Muslim public than others. Fewer native-born African American Muslims than others completely condemn al Qaeda. In addition, younger Muslims in the U.S. are much more likely than older Muslim Americans to say that suicide bombing in the defense of Islam can be at least sometimes justified. Nonetheless, absolute levels of support for Islamic extremism among Muslim Americans are quite low, especially when compared with Muslims around the world.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
An alert and unbiased media would have lead with this fact from the survey: More Than One Quarter Of All Young U.S. Muslims Believe Suicide Bombing Can Be Justifiable.

Despite conciliatory headlines across the nation, USA Today did report, "The study also found pockets of sympathy for Islamic extremism, especially among younger people. Muslims between the ages of 18 and 29 express significantly greater acceptance than older people of suicide bombings in some cases... Only 5% say they have a favorable view of al-Qaeda."

With 2.4 million Muslims in the U.S. (two-thirds of whom are foreign born), 5% support for al Qaeda would translate to 120,000 potentially dangerous Muslims in the U.S. theater of operations. The actual number is higher, since percentage support at all ages was not provided. Muslim groups dispute the 2.4 million census figure however, saying the real number is closer to 7 million (which would be 350,000 U.S.-based Muslim supporters of al Qaeda, in the one age group covered).

74% of Muslims surveyed would do not say the U.S. fight against terrorism is a sincere effort to reduce terrorism, but the Times assures readers that this is much better than in parts of Europe.

Find links to the major stories here:
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/227473.php

In other news, PBS banned the release of the documentary it paid for about global Islam and its plans for the world, because it presented Muslims in a poor light.

FOX News obtained the censored film and aired the stunning, often revolting, eye-popping details about Muslim jihadis, indoctrination schools, honor killings, abuse of women, suppression of dissent, plans for global domination, and tentacles spread through global religious facilities for the perpetuation of violence, which do present Muslims in a poor light.

Saudi Arabian oil magnates pay for the bulk of the religious facilities that spread the hatred and preparations for jihad. The Saudis get a significant portion of their money from Americans who use oil and gas. In other words, Americans pay their enemies to prepare attacks.

Perhaps the most revealing aspect of the broadcast was how FOX methodically exposed the PBS attempt to hide the truth about Islamofascists, whitewash the film's message, distort the story and facts, rewrite the conclusions, fire the producer who was openly conservative, and hide its efforts through claims of journalistic integrity. PBS is funded primarily by public tax dollars.

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3- The Parker Case

The lamestream media told you:
Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Bob Levy, co-sponsor of the Parker case (the one that overturned the D.C. gun ban) reports:

The D.C. Circuit Court granted D.C.'s unopposed motion to hold off on the requirements of the Parker case until August 7, the deadline for requesting a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. (This means the gun ban stays in effect at least until that outcome of that request is known.) In an extraordinary statement, Judge Silberman warned D.C. that it would have been inappropriate to request a stay if D.C. did not intend to file for the review.

In other words, by asking for the ban to remain in effect for a while, the Circuit Court is warning D.C. that it had better file to take the case to the Supreme Court. This is a good thing if you want the High Court to hear the case.

Lamestream "news" outlets could not be bothered with developments in the most significant Second Amendment case to appear in decades, but have mercifully stopped covering Anna Nicole Smith, who is dead.

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4- Recall Which Troops?

The lamestream media told you:
Polls now clearly indicate that the overwhelming majority of Americans want the troops brought back home.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
As I've observed here before -- polls are just tests to see if the propaganda is working. The lamestream media has been pounding away on the idea of bringing the troops home for years now, so let me ask:

Is the "vast majority" talking about the 65,000 troops we have in Germany? Or do they really mean the 34,000 in Japan? Maybe they mean the 10,000 in Great Britain? Bring our 110,000 WWII troops home now! The war ended 60 years ago.

How would the economies of those countries be affected if all that Uncle Sam G.I.-weekend spending screeched to a halt?

If we could just bring home the 30,000 troops from Korea, think what that could do for border protection here. Is it time to start screaming about it?

The public is screaming to bring troops home from Iraq because the media is telling them to scream, not because it necessarily makes sense. The media tells them little about all 388,000 troops stationed outside the U.S. (2003 stats), so it's all quiet on those fronts.

Annual averages, differences in tabulating troop movements and other factors affect the stats. For a detailed report see the Heritage Foundation numbers:
http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/cda04-11.cfm

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5- Cutting Essential Services

The lamestream media told you:
With state legislatures wrapping up their sessions across America, budget cuts and reduced spending may lead to reduced fire, police, roadwork and other essential services. Legislators who have worked hard on tax rebates, tax reductions and lower government spending may have hurt the public at large with ill-conceived spending cuts.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Although reporters are highly prone to repeat empty statements about cutting police, fire and essential services in hard financial times, there appears to be no logical grounds for doing so, other than a mindless lapdog mentality pervasive in the "news" business.

The obvious top choice for cuts when funds are short is bureaucratic waste, not the fire department.

This is followed by agency redundancies, worthless regulatory programs, burdensome funding of pork recipients and other gross governmental waste. Even a moron knows you cut police and fire last, not first. Because that's less sensational and would not instill a sense of fear to increase spending, it is ignored, and the media faithfully promotes the government's agenda.

Newspapers and network TV viewership continue to decline.

 

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Thanks for reading!
Alan Korwin
The Uninvited Ombudsman

 

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WE'VE MOVED -- JAN. 1, 2007!!

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--Edmund Burke

 

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Comments help keep me going. Alan.
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Alan: If encouragement keeps you going, then please accept this meager thanks as fuel for your "Engine o' Truth". You are a breath of fresh air and we wish to keep the bellows pumping.

Marcia and I are NRA firearms trainers. We train as many "fence-sitter" newbies as posible, are New Mexico Certified CCW Instuctors and are developing our own Basic Defensive Handgun course. It is gratifying to watch new folks come to the truth. It should gratify you to know that your constant and public enlightenment and encouragement does not fall on deaf ears.

It has been said that the one political issue that strips all politicians bare is individual gun rights. Because of your continuing effort to point out this truth, you and yours will always be welcome in our home should you pass this way.

Thank you for Page 9.

Be well.

D. Allen (Dutch) and Marcia Shultis
Dixon, New Mexico

 

 

WE'VE MOVED -- JAN. 1, 2007!!

Alan Korwin
Bloomfield Press
"We publish the gun laws."
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alan@gunlaws.com

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If you can read this, thank a teacher.
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"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing
because he could do only a little."
--Edmund Burke

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