The “Fixer”

 

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Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein was a “fixer”.  He facilitated obtaining goods and services from within systems rigged against free, peaceful, consensual, trade, by the interference of government.  Like smugglers, prostitution, and so many other industries, the “fixer” provides (often for outrageous fees, and from dubious sources) what would be readily available in a free society.

Mr. Lichtenstein was a leader in the “Shomrim” (private, neighborhood security) in the Borough Park area Brooklyn, New York.  Why, given the size of the NYPD, would there even be a market for such a thing in a decidedly poor, urban, predominantly Orthodox Jewish, Borough Park?

Well, like in so many other neighborhoods in large cities, these folks live right next door to some of the most violent criminals in the U.S.  So bad is it, that even if the NYPD focused their efforts on these neighborhoods, they are overwhelmed.

Additionally, as in most similar cases, the citizens of this neighborhood are left without effective means of self-defense.  Knives, guns, and other modern tools are legally prohibited, or severely restricted.  The common man walking the streets, taking the subway or bus, is a juicy and low-risk target for any predator.  And there are thousands.

Oh, you _can_ get a gun permit in Brooklyn, if you jump through the right hoops, know enough powerful and connected people, pay enough money, and wait long enough.  Maybe.  Meanwhile carry a sock full of nickels and try not to look anyone directly in the eye, an hurry get home before dark.  And try to be in sight of the “Shomrim” patrol, or the odd NYPD cruiser (those are the guys so gleefully ticketing the double-parked cars).

So, just like in any ghetto, there was a ready-made market for folks like “Shaya”, to grease the skids a bit.  He knew everyone at the precinct.  Especially in the gun permit department.  Buddies.  The going rate to “expedite” the system was about Ten Thousand Dollars.  Yes.  FIFTEEN TO TWENTY TIMES the cost of the gun, itself.  And people paid.  Lots of people paid.

Mind you, I’m no fan of Mr. Lichtenstein, or any other fixer.  They are skunks.  Then, again, consider the risks he takes.  No, I reserve my fury, my anger, my disgust, for the system that creates these things.  That is the institution that really has blood on their hands.  The blood of our friends, our families, our countrymen.  They are the truly guilty ones.

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Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht

 

Kristallnacht began on 12th April 1928. The event itself took place on November 9th and 10th 1938. No, this is not a typo. When I interviewed Moshe Feiglin, leader of Zehut, he asked me when WWII started. I told him the night hitler was born. He agreed with this viewpoint. So I would maintain that Kristallnacht started on the 12th of April 1928. That was when the Reich Law on Firearms and Ammunition was enacted. That law enacted weapons purchase permits, and only authorized persons were allowed to buy and possess firearms. Mandatory registration allowed the authorities the ability to access the weapon and or it’s owner at any time. No doubt to check for “mandatory safe storage”. Manufacture and sale of weapons was also allowed only by permission of the authorities. The carrying of weapons in public also required a permit. In 1930 bladed weapons were added in. All this was to maintain only trustworthy people had weapons. Trustworthy as determined by the authorities.

In April 1933 the nazis enacted laws that prevented Jews from being in civil service, universities and most professions. In September 1935 the Nuremberg Laws were enacted. These determined who was a Jew, who wasn’t, how much Jewish, and deprived Jews of their civil rights. In fact, Jews were no longer considered citizens of Germany. When hitler first came to power and started his anti-Semitic odure the German people wanted none of it. But after time, the media, the entertainment industry, the schools and the constant blaming had their desired effect, the German people began to despise the Jews and see them as other than humans.

It was easy to begin disarming the Jews, the authorities knew who had weapons, what they were and they could go into homes at any time to search for weapons, and their owners. Or anything else they took a notion to search for. By this time since Jews were perceived as less than human or trustworthy and helpful citizens and bureaucrats doing their job were happy to join in if needed.

In March 18th, 1938 came the German Weapons Act, which superseded the 1928 laws. These in general appear more lenient. Only handguns would be regulated now, not rifles, shotguns or ammunition, and it deregulated their purchase and transfer. The legal age at which you could acquire a gun was lowered from 20 to 18 years of age, and the permits were now good for 3 years instead of 1 year. Before the more lenient laws of 38 only officials of the government and states, and employees of the German Railways were excused from the mass of hoop jumping. The laxer laws of 1938 added to the privileged group, holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and nazis were now deemed reliable and trustworthy enough not to need gun ownership restrictions. This was determined by the authorities, the nazis. Manufacture of arms and ammunition though still required a permit. And those permits would no longer be issued to Jews. Any company even partly owned by Jews could no longer manufacture arms, or ammunition or sell them. As determined by the ……authorities.

Under all regulations though, manufactures and sellers were required to maintain lists of who bought guns, and the serial number of the gun. These records were turn into the ATF police every year for inspection.

On October 27th of 1938 Hitler ordered 17,000 Jews of Polish origin to be shipped back to Poland. They were allowed one night to leave Germany with one suitcase. They were put on a train and taken to the Polish border at Zbaszyn. There they were dropped off. Poland would eventually allow 4,000 in, but the rest were trapped at Zbaszyn with no food, virtually no money, no place to stay and no clue what was going to happen.

One of the families affected was the Grynszpan family. Zindel had moved from Poland to Hanover and established a store in 1911. When they were stranded at Zbaszyn one of the daughters sent a postcard to her brother, Herschel, who was living with his uncle in Paris. Herschel was livid when he received the postcard on November 3rd . He bought a gun and some bullets on November 6th and headed to the German Embassy intending to kill the Ambassador. The German Embassy was fresh out of Ambassador that day, and he ended up settling for the third secretary in the German Embassy, Ernst von Rath. The secretary died 2 days later on November 9th. This provided joseph gerbils (yes, I do know it’s goebbels, but this seems more fitting for the rat-faced nazi) the excuse he needed to label the act a conspiratorial attack by “International Jewry” against the Reich and, against the Fuehrer. When gerbils and nazi party officials found out about the death, gerbils gave a speech that urged all good Germans to take to the streets and make the Jews pay for von Rath’s death. Reinhard Heydrich said business could be destroyed but not looted. CNN and MSNBC The German newspapers claimed the Jews were murderers, and blamed the Jewish people as a whole for the killing of von Rath. And so the all the propaganda, the disarming of the Jews, the dehumanization erupted in a conflagration of hatred.

On the nights of November 9th and 10th the mobs throughout Germany and the territories of Austria and Sudetenland attacked Jews in the street, in their homes and at their places of work and worship. At least 96 Jews were killed and hundreds more injured, more than 2,000 synagogues were burned, almost 7,500 Jewish businesses were destroyed, cemeteries and schools were vandalized, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps. The mobs knew that it would be easy, who could fight back? And just to make sure that peace remained in Germany, the next day on November 11th new laws were passed that forbade any Jew from owning any weapon.

I read a column in Salon on line that maintains that gun control is good and wonderful, and just because hitler misused it doesn’t mean it can’t be just peachy. That the very idea of Jews fighting back is absurd. Really? באמת

I only have two words for them, the idiots. WARSAW. GHETTO.

A fearful price was paid the 9th and 10thof November 1938, but it started long before that. People live and learn.

Not so easy these days
Not so easy these days
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Janet Reno, 1938-2016

In contrast to recent posts about brave and principled people who fought for freedom, and even gave their lives, I am forced to present Janet Reno.

She died today. Finally.

I admit that I am not a truly forgiving person. For one thing, I foolishly insist on a person demonstrating remorse before I’ll even consider it. To the best of my knowledge Reno never once expressed a modicum of actual regret for overseeing the gassing and incineration of 80 men, women, and children. To the contrary, she was proud of having brought in “good rent-a-cars” — modified tanks to normal people — to finish the job.

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No wonder she favored victim disarmament.

And it’s hard for me to forget she was at the forefront of the “Satanic ritual child abuse” craze, sending innocent people to prison for things that existed only in the interrogators’ fevered imaginations.

Or Elián González, returned to Cuba to become a good little communist.

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If I were a religious person, I might be anticipating her finally facing judgment. Perhaps even discovering “Oh, so THIS is what it felt like for all those women & children to burn alive in Waco’ – #JanetReno in hell”.  But I’m not.

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Instead, I’m left with, “It’s about damned time,” and the sick realization that more Waco monsters remain in our midst. And just might be the US’ next President.

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Hannah

“One – two – three… eight feet long
Two strides across, the rest is dark…
Life is a fleeting question mark
One – two – three… maybe another week.
Or the next month may still find me here,
But death, I feel is very near.
I could have been 23 next July
I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast. I lost.”

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On November 7th 1944 a valiant young Jewsess stared down her Nazi executioners and returned to Heaven. Hannah Senesh was born in Hungary, and despite being raised in an assimilated household, felt compelled to ‘make aliya’ to the Land of Israel in 1939.  She worked in an agricultural settlement, rebuilding the dream of two-thousand years.

“My God, my God
May there be no end
To the sea, to the sand,
The splash of the water,
The glow of the sky,
The prayer of man”

When the extent of the Shoah of the Jews of Europe became evident, she volunteered to fight with the British Army, against the Axis. Soon, she volunteered again, to join other commandos and parachute back into Nazi-occupied Europe, in order to aid the underground in Hungary.

She fought for three months with Tito’s partisans, and then made her way to Hungary, only to be caught by the enemy.

Hannah was brutally, and repeatedly, tortured. Despite their best efforts, the Nazis failed to get any information from her.

“Blessed is the match, consumed in kindling flame.
Blessed is the flame that burns in the heart’s secret places.
Blessed is the heart that knows, for honors sake, to stop its beating.
Blessed is the match, consumed in kindling flame.”

When they put her before a firing squad, she refused a blindfold. A gifted poet, diarist, and writer… a brave and determined warrior against evil, lived, and resisted them, to the end.

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“There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world even though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind.”

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Lynn

The National Crime Information Center stores data on missing persons who:

  • Have a proven medical or mental disability
  • Are missing under circumstances that indicate they may be in physical danger
  • Are missing after a catastrophe
  • Are missing under circumstances that indicate their disappearance may not have been voluntary
  • Are under the age of 21 and do not meet the above criteria
  • Are above the age of 21 and do not meet the above criteria and there is reasonable concern for their safety.

As of 31st December 2015 the NCIC system contained 84, 961 records.

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2015-ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics.pdf/view

On the average 90,000 people are missing in the United States on any given day.

Breakdown in stats by USA today, from 2014 FBI data. Apparently they like math and statistics more than I do. Since it’s percentages I would imagine the percentages are similar for 2016.

60% of missing people are adults over 18

40% of missing persons are juveniles.

52% of missing persons are male

48% of all missing persons are female

56% of missing persons are white

Among missing persons in the U.S., African Americans are overrepresented. They make up 33 % of overall missing persons while they represent 13% of the total U.S. population

The race of 7% of missing persons is not specified.

As of now, or pretty close to now, they don’t give a date, just 2016 there are 637,304 missing persons records and 850 unidentified in the system. They can be purged if the submitting agency discovers they have entered invalid data, the person is found, the person returns home, or another agency other than the submitting agency locates the person. But every day about 2,300 people are reported missing.

It seems every year as hunters go out to find their game, some will come across human remains. Others will come across clues, but not thinking about it, they don’t report them.

And that is what I hope to change with this column.

About a year ago I did a column Hunters, Trail Riders, Bikers and Hikers where I detailed what to do if you found something out of the ordinary while you were out hunting.

A brief reminder:

Hunters should be on the lookout for things like a pair of child’s shoes, a lady’s blouse or Prescription eyeglasses.

If hunters see something, Messer says, they should follow a three-step protocol: “Don’t touch. Document the location, and thirdly, when you leave the woodlands, report to law enforcement.”

So why am I bring this up again?

Lynn has been found. She went missing in July 2014. I knew both Lynn and her husband Kerry, though I knew Kerry better as he was involved in politics. If ever there was a “good guy” it is Kerry. He would only work for “just causes”. Pro-family for example, if you want to home school your children you should be able to do so. Staunchly pro-Second Amendment, he is trusted by both Second Amendment groups and politicians. Lynn ran the farm more although she also had her own areas of activism. They were one of “those” couple that genuinely enjoyed each others company. Kerry woke up early one morning July 2014 and Lynn was missing. And the nightmare had commenced.

The lived on a farm of about 250 acres. The area was searched thoroughly by law enforcement, and after they had searched all they could, family, friends and community members began searching again. They asked for trail riders to come help look, they had search and rescue dogs come search the area. And people divided up the area and walked trying to find any clues. Before it was all said and done, law enforcement had searched 400 acres, the farm and surrounding area. Volunteers ended up searching 5,000 acres. Five THOUSAND acres.

Lynn has apparently been found about a mile from the home. An area that had been searched extensively before. A family member was out scouting looking for a place to hunt. And that’s how the body was found.

The skeletal remains was found near eyeglasses, and had artificial hips. It sounds like the FBI are going to run the numbers on the hips and see if they match the number of the ones put into Lynn.

Kerry estimated that Missouri has about a half a million deer hunters. That is a LOT of eyes to be aware as they are out in the woods. When you add in trail riders, hikers and campers you have a huge search team strolling through the woods.

Not long after Lynn went missing Kerry started a group called Support the Hurting to help educate hunters and people in general to the good they could do.

So as we enjoy the beautiful fall weather, if you are out in the woods at all, for whatever reason, please, keep your eyes open. You could help bring closure to a grieving family, and perhaps allow them to begin to heal.

My heart breaks for this family. My prayers go out to them.

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Ideal Conceal Regurgitated

For vaporware, the Ideal Conceal “cell phone” gun is nearly as persistent as Duke Nukem Forever.

But Duke Nukem finally released. It took 15 years, but it did arrive at long last.

I still have my doubts about the mystery photoshop whose production somehow keeps getting pushed back. Why, that known victim disarmer even claimed to be “taking orders” before he had a licensed manufacturer.

As I said, it just isn’t quite going away.

Because it still isn’t happening.

Yep, a “couple of small issues” have delayed the release (last scheduled for a month ago). Supposedly they’re testing to ensure it can sustain multiple firings. Because it hasn’t so far; “stress fractures.” Perhaps they need to hire an Afghani weapons developer. Industry “experts,” eh? Top. Men.

Not even a tentative release date anymore. And for the record, to date Ideal Conceal has not said who their licensed manufacturer is, nor have any of the licensed companies that match the minimal description Kjellberg gave admitted to being involved in any way.

It is looks like duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, there’s a fair chance this is just another gun control scam.

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There’s that cars=guns control comparison again

Gun control will prevail regardless of next president, says researcher
It doesn’t matter which candidate is elected the next leader of the free world next Tuesday, stricter gun control is inevitable — at least according to one onlooker.
[…]
Alpers notes that automobiles have endured decades of “evidence-based public health measures” with licensing and registration that didn’t lead to mass confiscation, an argument often presented by public health researchers. “Cars remain objects of maleness, power and freedom,” he says.

Cars = “maleness”? Tell that to my 4’11’ sister in her SUV.

Wait…

“Maleness…”

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I don’t think so. -psst!- Alpers, I don’t think autoeroticism” means what you seem to think it means. But what else should we expect from a victim disarming anti-gun “researcher” of dubious credentials.

Perhaps he’ll “man up” and come to America to personally implement that inevitable post-election gun control.

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Voice of Reason?

Gilbert Randolph, writing in the UKMC University News, has delusions of being the voice of sweet reason is yet another gun control debate. Sadly, he’s just another idiot.

“I hope to reframe our current political discourse and put it into the historical, even global context of human violence.”

How well does Mr. Randolph manage that? From the beginning, he displays an unfortunate lack of knowledge of firearms- their design, intent, and use.

“Guns are designed to kill. That isn’t inherently evil. Bows were designed to kill. The teeth of wolves are designed to kill. It’s the usage of that ability that has moral and social implications.”

No. Guns are mechanical/chemical devices designed to direct a projectile at a target. The vast majority of targets outside of a war zone are paper.

“Guns are inherently dangerous. Does it then follow that danger is inherently evil or at the very least, needing to be tightly controlled?”

No. TATP, FOOF, and old nitroglycerin are inherently dangerous. They are so unstable as to spontaneously explode.

A firearm requires some external force in order to activate. Typically, that is a person pulling the trigger, although there are rare cases where indirect human stupidity does the job, or a critter. But the firearm is still an inanimate device; of its own, it does nothing, and never chooses its target. Never once, in decades of firearms experience, has one of my firearms spontaneously discharged.

Randolph’s ignorance extends to the Second Amendment he pretends to understand so much better than “the far right.”

“When neighborhoods are controlled by violent gangs, such as the cartels in Mexico and other nations, the power is merely transferred. The danger of someone else is also not without problems. What happens when that person abuses their power? Then there is a demand that we become dangerous to the institutions we set up to protect us.

This paradox seems to me to be the heart of the Second Amendment. I suggest that whatever route we choose, regulation or deregulation, we always remember these tensions.”

That is the very heart of the Second Amendment: That the power be distributed amongst all the People, not concentrated in one power group.

As for “discourse” on the regulation of firearms…

We’ve had that discussion. In 1776 — two hundred and forty years ago — George Mason drafted the “Declaration of Rights” for Virginia, which included the people’s individual right to keep and bear arms. It was debated and adopted by the state. Eleven years later, Mason drafted the original Bill of Rights based on Virginia’s Declaration. It was debated, refined, and approved by the Constitutional Convention. From there, it –completed with the Second Amendment — was sent to the states for further discussion. The nation agreed to it and formally adopted it. In the time since, every state admitted to the union has specifically agreed to and adopted the US Constitution complete with the Second Amendment.

If that weren’t sufficient for Randolph, we have the the US Supreme Court’s Miller decision that the people have a right to bear arms of common military type. We have the Heller decision that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right. If that still isn’t clear enough (and for Chicago it wasn’t), the McDonald decision expressly stated that the right to keep and bear arms applies to all the individual people of all the states. And it extends to US Territories, too.

End of discourse. Unless you plan to amend the Constitution again, to rid us of that troubling human/civil right. Be careful what you wish for.

But good luck with that. The late Major R. Owens [Dimwit-NY] made an annual attempt at the discourse of repeal. Upon discussion in the House, it was likewise annually rejected. (I do give him partial credit for recognizing that there is a Constitution, even if he hated it.)

End. Of. Discourse.


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