Captain's (B)Log

UN Arms Treaty a Menace for Years to Come

Several weeks ago one of my relatives expressed concern about the US becoming a signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty – the ATT.  At that time I assured her that there was no chance of this treaty being   ratified, and I hold to that.  I also expressed that I fully expected the US to

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An Open Letter to President Obama

Mr. President:                                                                                                            26 Sep 13 I be Captain Shivers, the Blind Pirate, and I wanted to take some time out of me pillaging this morning to write to about the recent attacks in Kenya I’ve been watched on the news. Having heard you recently state your belief that the forces of al Qaeda are “on the

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Nation Throws Tantrum, Learns Syria a Complex, Nuanced Issue

Recently a friend of mine pointed out that his website – where there are actual words that someone would have to read in order to understand the content there – was an abysmal failure, while his YouTube channel of short videos was ‘great success!’ This got me thinking that maybe the majority of you (all

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Phony Scandals? Obama and the Media Agree on That!

When it comes to overspending, exploiting American rights for American security, pork-barreling, and playing politics with the critical issues that face our country, are Republicans just as bad as Democrats sometimes?  Yes, they are.  They’re all career politicians. Is Obama far and away the worst President that America could have elected – and then RE-ELECTED

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The Red Pill – Apathy in America

A relative of mine asked me this morning about the investiture many (most?) of our politicians have in a stock market about which they often have what in the private sector would only be called ‘insider information.’  My response was term limits.  That lead of course to an exchange about how best to accomplish that,

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America Militarizes Its Police

A friend of mine recently sent me Radley Balko’s recent article from the Saturday Essay column of the Wall Street Journal titled “Rise of the Warrior Cop: Is it time to reconsider the militarization of American policing?”  I’ve provided that article in its entirety below. Initially I sort of passed the whole thing off because I kinda dig

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Changing Demographics

A friend of mine drew my attention to this video recently.  This was produced by an obviously Christian-biased organization, but the premise is nonetheless disturbing. It’s less than 8 minutes long.  Please take the time to watch it… http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-3X5hIFXYU The basic math that is the premise of this short video is not universally accepted.  Some sources

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58 Minutes in Detroit

It takes an average of 58 minutes for the Police to respond to a 911 call in Detroit.  Many times there is no response at all if the Police become involved in other, more pressing matters.  What can four young gangsters do to you and your family when they know the Police are 58 minutes

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