Monthly Archives: November 2014

Bad Outcomes!

26 Nov 14 Bad Outcomes “I notice that people who claim everything is predestined, still look before they cross the road!” Stephen Hawking From a friend and physician: “When we talk with sick people, before we give them facts, it is critical for us to lay the groundwork, to educate our patients about how things […]


25 Nov 14 2014 ITOA, Oakbrook, IL My long-time friend and colleague, Jeff Chudwin, once again organized a spectacular Program for all of us who are privileged to attended the 2014 ITOA (Illinois Tactical Officers’ Association) annual Convention this week in Oakbrook, IL. My friend Jeff Hall delivered his inspiring lecture on “Finishing the Fight.” […]

I Never Thought I’d Live to See the Day!

21 Nov 14 The Amazing Vlad P! Russia’s Vladimir Putin has made a landmark decision to trust ordinary, plain-vanilla Russian citizens to keep and bear arms for, of all things, “self defense” and to “protect lives, health and property” Included are “long-barreled weapons, pistols, revolvers.” He said, “You can get a lot more done with […]


19 Nov 14 Ma’alot Massacre, Israel, 15 May 1974 It’s been over forty years, but I well remember the massacre at Ma’alot, where over a hundred people, mostly high-school students, were held hostage for two days by Islamic terrorists. Only three terrorists were involved. The event demonstrates how much death and destruction can be accomplished […]

Israel Today!

12 Nov 14 News from Israel, from a friend who just returned from there: “Jerusalem is depressing. Garbage and debris everywhere. Definitely ‘third-world!’ By contrast, Tel Aviv is clean, modern, and vibrant. Lots of new construction. It is a growth area! Haifa is very clean, and upscale. Nice place to stay! I saw many Israelis, […]

“Friends” like these!

11 Nov 14 We don’t need enemies! From a friend in OK: “I spent yesterday at a large gun show, in fact touted as the ‘largest gun show in the free world.’ Much was made of organizers’ uncompromising ‘support of our 2nd Amendment.’ Yet, in advertisements, and on a conspicuous placard at the front door, […]


6 Nov 14 “People who seemed cultured, restrained, law-abiding, and considerate of others have been converted into beasts, to the surprise of the civilized world, and, if the truth be known, to themselves… It needs only one kind of circumstance to bring this deeply-rooted malady in human nature to the surface. That circumstance is the […]


5 Nov 14 Midterm Elections: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but, when you want to test a man’s character, give him power” Abraham Lincoln This where modern Democrats fail so miserably, so consistently, so completely, and oh-so predictably! And that is why we can’t, and (as yesterday shows) don’t, trust them. I’m not sure […]

The Obvious!”

4 Nov 14 “War is the remedy our enemies have chosen. I say, let us give them all they want.” William Tecumseh Sherman Everything Except the Obvious! In a recent Pentagon “Security Advisory” to active-duty personnel, recipients are actually provided with some good advice: Examples: “…terrorists, directed or inspired by the Islamic States of Iraq […]


3 Nov 14 Running with Guns! A deployed weapon should not slow us down! Holding a pistol with both hands while running is like running with your hands tied together. Getting from cover to cover needs to be done as fast as possible. The enemy should never get more that a fleeting glimpse! Handgun? Separate […]