Real Life James Bonds - Fascinating Reading

Real Life James Bonds – Fascinating Reading

You might have heard of the apparent assassination of a high ranking member of Hamas by what was subsequently claimed to be a team of Mossad agents from Israel, who intercepted the Hamas terrorist in Dubai.  This took place in January 2010. Here now is a fascinating and very detailed account of what transpired, that makes for reading that is as interesting as any James Bond story ever was. But – a word of caution.  […]

Learning from Other's Experiences

Learning from Other’s Experiences

Here’s an interesting couple of videos – the first being an interview with a homeowner in the Denver CO area who was forced to defend himself against three intruders who broke into his house one night.  At least one of the intruders was armed; the homeowner defended himself successfully with his own pistol, and subsequently was interviewed on a local news program. The second interview is with the Denver District Attorney who explains why, according […]

A Pretty Pink Ladies Gun - Fail

A Pretty Pink Ladies Gun – Fail

So I was doing what I like best the other day – browsing through a gun shop.  As seems to so often be the case, it was busy with lots of people and too few store assistants, and I found myself chatting with a woman waiting to be served.  She was probably in her early 60s. She was considering the purchase of her first ever firearm.  Her adult children were encouraging her in this and […]

A Casualty of Our Society - A Sense of Humor

A Casualty of Our Society – A Sense of Humor

Whether it be due to their outrageous cost, or the huge audience that watches them, making television advertisements to show on the Super Bowl represents one of the highest stakes biggest challenges for corporations and their advertising agencies. A 30 second Super Bowl ad in 2011 cost about $3 million to show, and it probably had over a $1 million budget to produce.  Add other fees, agency charges, and whatever else, and these ads are […]

Who Do You Believe - the Director of National Intelligence?  Or me?

Who Do You Believe – the Director of National Intelligence? Or me?

The executive branch of the US Government is falling over itself to push Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, out, and are assuring us that this will be a Good Thing for Egypt, for the US, and for the world as a whole. Apparently we should ignore the fact that for almost 30 years, Mubarak has been a sensible force for good and moderation in the Middle East.  He was the first leader in the region to […]

Why a Good Shot is Not Necessarily a Good Role Model

Why a Good Shot is Not Necessarily a Good Role Model

I went shooting with an acquaintance the other night for the first time.  He could out-shoot me every which way, and did an excellent job of getting rounds close or exactly on the target bullseye, at quite impressive ranges. But.  And it is a big but.  Although he could shoot very accurately, he would not be a good person to take lessons from in learning the art of prudent firearms-based self defense. Firstly, he was […]