Andrea barely missed a shooting at Toys-R-Us. Two Hispanic men argued, drew guns, and opened fire, killing each other.
Andrea called me in tears to talk about it -- ironically, while I was buying ammunition! Hearing the news, I promptly bought another shot gun -- a Mossberg short barrel/long barrel combo, to compliment the Remington 870 Super Magnum I bought the week before!
After her ordeal, I met Andrea in the parking lot of Big 5, gave her a hug and traded cars. (She took the baby. I kept Daniel. The older girls were at a neighbor's.) When I got into Andrea's car, the steering wheel was still wet with her tears.
That inspired me to buy a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum, with a 3" barrel.
Guns and ammo are like life insurance. You hope you never need to use them. But how stupid and defenseless would you feel if you needed them and didn't have them?
Until lately, I hadn't shot a weapon since earning a basic marksmanship ribbon with an M-16 in the Air Force. Never thought to own a weapon of my own...until now.
Now I'm stocking up!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I'm no prophet, but I can see a train coming down the track -- and the bridge is out!
Our Federal Reserve has turned the money spigot wide open. This can only have one effect: Our money will be worth less. In the past, the Fed was restrained, stealing from us only in small increments. (A U.S. dollar today is worth only 4% of what it was in 1907.) But all restraint is gone now. TRILLIONS are being thrown around. This means prices will RISE! (And perhaps DRAMATICALLY.)
We should see prices go down (as the economy deflates) but, once this cash hits the general public -- LOOK OUT!
“They” know the jig is up. We can't repay our debts with "legitimate" money. They're going to inflate the money supply and pay off those debts with near-worthless dollars...at least until no one accepts them anymore.
Which may happen soon.
The day may arrive when we won't be so concerned about toys and entertainments as we are now.
My grandparents knew real hardship. We may, as well.
Posted by Good Will at 11:31 PM