I’ve heard folks go on and on about how intelligent the great apes are. For the most part, all the experts (Jane Goodall et al) all confirm that a Great Ape (such as the lowland silverback gorilla) have the equivalent intelligence of around a four year old.
Not having personally observed a four year old gorilla, I have to take the word of an expert. I will now go officially on record to say that I agree and accept the premise of experts that a silverback gorilla’s intelligence and mental development is that of a four year old human child.
Got that? I agree with the experts on the intelligence and mental development of gorilla’s.
I have, on the other hand, witnessed firsthand, on four distinct occasions in my lifetime, the intelligence and mental development of a four-year-old human child. One girl and three boys worth (current ages being 35, 28, 18, 17, girl being oldest).
Let me tell ya, four-year-olds all behave the same, because INSTINCT has yet to be bred out of them and replaced with GOOD MANNERS and or socially-acceptable behaviors.
I can also say with utter surety, that if it weren’t for ADULTS trying to “train out” the instinctual behaviors of said offspring when they hit the four-year-old mark and simply let the four year olds BE four-year-olds, these same-said adults who are now all butt-hurt over the dead gorilla would be nodding sagely and saying “Yep….that kid was in danger, no doubt about it.”
You see…here’s the thing about four-year-olds…they are selfish, possessive, and obstinate as hell, and if you’ve ever observed four-year-olds in a sandbox, you can immediately see the actions of the gorilla for what they were….this was something new, he’s the Alpha, and the new-and-shiny thing that just dropped in from the sky immediately became “Its Mine! Its Mine!”
Sorry folks….that animal was not “protecting the boy”. That animal was, in fact, “protecting” what it deemed was his property, by right of his social stature as Alpha male. The kid fell in, the ape went to investigate. Immediately upon getting close to the kid, the crowd of hairless apes standing on the other side of the moat began INSTINCTUALLY yelling, screaming, waving their arms, and baring their teeth as their pie-holes widened in the attempt to turn up the volume of their instinctual screeching.
Do yourselves a favor and go watch YouTube videos of how apes behave with each other….when a group of them wants something that one of them has claimed, they all start screeching, waving their arms, and baring their teeth. The so-called human “adults” were behaving like apes with a four-year-old mentality when said apes want something that another ape has claimed.
Harambe, as Alpha, was protecting what he deemed was his in accordance with HIS social pecking-order status of HIS group that lives in HIS enclosure. And as the Alpha, he was free to do with said property as he felt. If he decided that he wanted a snack, that four-year-old boy was nothing more than a Twinkie or a Ho-Ho, or a can of Pringles.
The zoo acted properly, they acted as quickly as they could, and a HUMAN life was saved.
Thats right…I place the value of a human life higher on the pecking order than other life. Sue me…I’m a carnivore, and I’ve killed my food before. Just because we, as humans are evolved from the same tree as the great apes, doesn’t mean that I’m all squishy-feely about Harambe as some sort of a far-distant relative.
Quite to the contrary, I understand the danger of a four-year-old mind stuffed into a 400 pound package that could probably bench-press easily twice its weight. If that thought doesn’t scare the bejesus out of you, nothing will.
So yeah….while its unfortunate that a member of an endangered species had to be put down, it was the proper action. And for the Love of Christ, stop blaming the parents. Four-year-olds are sneaky and slippery things. This was not the fault of the parents.
Just knock it off already.
So, this happened on the last day of the NRA Annual Convention.
I was up in Louisville KY, at the NRAAM. A friend (who happens to write for the NRA magazine, Shooting Illustrated) simply loved the holster I was wearing, so he decided to snap a picture of it and post it on FB.
Here’s the rig:
Here is a link to the FB for Shooting Illustrated
If you go to the link, you’ll need to scroll down a few posts to see the entry for my rig.
Here are just a few samples of the hate and vitriol in the comments:
Then we have this person who hates Jews:
And this fellow who is probably angry about something looking damned good and way out of his price range:
These are good…a Trifecta! One is hating that I used Elephant Hide, another thinks that carrying a 1911 cocked-and-locked is crazy, and a third that has his tinfoil hat just a wee bit too tight on his head, and is all about the Illuminati = FreeMason thing:
And just for good measure, a fellow named Brian Anderson, suggesting that there is enough ammo in private hands to murder and eradicate Masons. Gotta love some idiot calling for the murder of Freemasons simply because he doesn’t like them.
And THAT, my friends, is why this country is in the fucking toilet. Generations of morons and low-intelligence Liberal mouth-breathers who don’t understand the concept of Freedom, Liberty, and leaving your neighbor alone when he hasn’t done anything to you directly to affect or deny YOUR freedom/liberty.
Those aren’t Americans…they are Facist bastards. The country I was born is is fucking doomed.
Oh…and if anyone would feel the urge to go and verbally abuse those idiots on that thread, be my guest. And drop me an email so I can go and read your comments.
Parking sucked more.
But there are guns and fun stuff, which makes it worthwhile.
Photos with Oleg.
Meeting with a gunmaker.
Hawking the wares to safari hunting clubs.
Arrived later than I wanted to, so the time on the floor was limited.
Got the scoop on why the Walther PPK and PPK/S are so scarce…
Walther and their US production partner (Smith & Wesson) parted ways almost two years ago. Walther now has a production facility in the USA, and those iconic pistols will be hitting the shelves again very soon!
I’m not coming out for, nor against, a Donald Trump Presidency….if that is what the future holds, so be it. If not, so be it.
The Republican Establishment (what I like to call RINO) is quaking in their Armani suits. What they failed to realize is that the underpinnings of what makes The People “Americans”, is that Americans were always viewed as backwoods, brash, loud, un-couth, un-civilized. Hell…ask the average European what they think about Americans, and they will tell you exactly that, and more. Americans are loud and proud. Americans are, by far, the most reserved where it comes to military might (Americans tend to not be blood-thirsty and war-mongering, as a general rule) but when you’ve poked that dog enough with the pointy stick in the eye, it WILL get up and unleash a holy hell and brutality that is, frankly, unequaled.
Americans just want to be left alone, and when you don’t leave them alone they will go into a frenzied berserker rage and quite literally do the unimaginable, exacting a horrific display of visceral brutality.
Thats why Donald Trump is winning.
We The People have had enough of a two-party system that is, frankly, Democrats vs. Democrats Lite. The People want to upset the applecart. They want to punish those who, for the past three decades, have refused to take them seriously. They want the repeal of NAFTA. They want repeal of Obambicare. They want their jobs back. They want to stomp anyone of Middle Eastern lineage into a bloody pulp. They want to tear down mosques. They want to force English as the ONLY language allowed to be taught/spoken. They want to put in front of a firing squad any Progressive who dares throw the Flag on the ground and walk on it. They’ve had enough.
Thats why Donald Trump is winning.
Donald Trump is a master of media. You can’t make and remake yourself over time and again to continue to keep raking in the cash if you aren’t damned good at manipulating the media.
The man is a master at being able to put his finger on the pulse of ANYTHING, and instinctively knowing how to play it to his advantage.
Thats why Donald Trump is winning.
The American Electorate wants to send someone to the White House that will get angry, throw things, kick over the dining room table, tell foreign dignitaries that they can shove their *sensitivities* up their ass, and who will do the equivalent of flipping them The Bird as he gets up and walks away from negotiations on nuclear whatever, or troop draw-downs, etc. You will recall that Ronald Reagan did exactly that in negotiations with the Soviets who were doing alot of sabre-rattling in the 1980’s. The Progressive Mainstream Media went absolutely apoplectic, and yellow-bellied Liberals were fainting all over Washington D.C. Inside of a year after that famous *Fuck you, we’re done here* moment, the Soviet Union fell apart.
The American People want THAT kind of man in the highest public office of the land. Donald Trump is doing all that on the campaign trail, and more. Only problem is that Reagan knew how to do it politely, whereas Trump doesn’t. Reagan was the upper-crust, “another champagne, please” American. Trump is the *fuck you, pass me a Budweiser* American.
Thats why Donald Trump is winning.
I just read the whitehouse.gov site on the executive actions.
The EO’s were written by someone who hasn’t got a clue what the laws actually ARE, as its stating things that are already THE LAW as things that are being put into place by EO.
So basically its a whole bunch of executive orders and presidential memorandums that do nothing but pander to the low-information types like Brady Bunch, Moms Demanding Something, et al, to be able to say *Look! I signed a whole bunch of papers to make you feel safer!*
Even the HIPAA-centric EO does nothing, because for use in line with the 1968 GCA, those adjudicated as mentally defective, or unable to manage their own affairs, etc., ARE ALREADY BEING PUT INTO THE NICS AS PROHIBITED PERSONS. But I guess that this is like the Animal House *Double-Secret Probation* in that these folks are going to be put ito NICS twice, so that everyone knows that the Administration REALLY MEANS it this time.
Smoke and mirrors. Bread and Circuses. Dog and Pony. Call it what you will, the only thing these EO’s do as ask congress to approve more budget money to hire another 250 FBI personnel to be able to process the NICS checks faster, and to approve funding for another 200 ATF agents to surf the Interwebz looking for *illegal online sellers*.
Which means that all the *secret FB groups* where folks sell/trade guns are going to go buh-bye, because if you sell a gun on the internet, and FB is part of the Internet Experience, the ATF will come for you. And I’m sure that FB is going to be leaned on real hard to shut down gun trading/selling groups.
There you have it in a nutshell. $500 million dollars requested to hire ATF investigators to hang out all day and troll FB.
Also, I just realized that the one thing which EVERY Democrat was demanding only a few short weeks ago, and that the Moms Demand Something folks along with the Brady Bunchers were gnashing their teeth over was glaringly absent….
The EO’s didn’t mention a damned thing about blending the No-Fly and Terrorist Watch Lists into the NICS system.
I guess Obambi was told in no uncertain terms that if he put Mr. Winky into that particular hole in the wall, on the other side there was a meat grinder just waiting to eat…
What the hell is it with Congressleeches talking about gun *buybacks* by the FedGov?
*Buyback*, by its very definition, infers someone giving you the money YOU originally gave THEM to purchase a product. Last I checked, the FedGov isn’t selling guns to the citizenry, so they can’t, by definition, *buy back* something that they never produced/sold in the first place.
They could, if they were so inclined, make *offers to purchase* privately owned guns, and the populace could tell the Congressleeches to shove their money up their collective asses.
This is the problem with the un-educated generations we’ve been pushing through the progressive-infiltrated schools….they’ve been taught that their Rights are *granted* by a benevolent Goobermint, and that said benevolent Goobermint can do things like *buy back* private property.
We fought a war against that very mindset over 230 years ago…we don’t live in a monarchy where its assumed that everything belongs to a king, and only by his good graces do you own anything.
The cow-towed generations we’ve produced are going to have a rude awakening when the Tree of Liberty gets watered again. And I fear that time will come sooner rather than later.
OK….here’s the scoop. I need to spread the word about the holster business and the online distributors portal.
I don’t have an advertising budget. I can’t afford to buy e-mail lists (and to be honest, I hate that sort of marketing anyways…).
I really DO believe, though, that I am competitive with the online bargain-basement sellers, once you take into consideration the stuff that they tack onto the order, where I include it all for free (ie: Free Shipping, no 3% upcharge for using a credit card, and fully insured shipping)
So I’m pulling out al the stops. In a previous post I let folks know of the referral rewards program I’m offering. And now, I’m upping the ante. When folk order from the Dragons Hoard (the online distributors portal for firearms and accessories) each order will earn two and a half percent in Dragons Bux. Those credits can slowly build up over time, then can be cashed in against any of the hand-crafted leatherwork I do (no, the Dragons Bux can’t be used in the distributors portal, they can only be EARNED through the portal…)
So if someone uses a Capital One Cash Back Rewards Card and earns 2% cash back, they also earn 2.5% in Dragons Bux towards custom leather holsters.
Pass the word around!