User Profile: diverdan

Member Since: July 20, 2011


  • July 26, 2013 at 7:59am

    In my prior life as a trial lawyer, I appeared before a number of Federal Judges and Tax Court Judges. There was no shortage of bullies or arrogance.

  • July 25, 2013 at 7:14am

    Profiling works, because it is based upon probability and is an efficient way to narrow the search. That is why law enforcement uses it to narrow the search for someone who is committed a crime. It is also the primary basis of Israel’s airport security. And, profiling is exactly what Sharpton and his “panel” are doing with the “old white” reference. The term is now used by the left as another term for “racism” and is, again, an attempt to redirect the conversation.

  • March 25, 2013 at 6:42am

    Well, just another good example of how well that “Arab Spring” is working out. Now, if Obama could just figure out how to bring it here.

  • March 1, 2013 at 9:17pm

    We should be surprised that it has not happened sooner. Or, maybe it has. If you buy food, or gas or any other thing you need every day; does anything cost the same? Has your income increased to match your cost? Do you feel that things are better? Why are we listening to “experts” tell us things we already know.

  • February 7, 2013 at 6:44am

    There are many historical errors not only in the movie but in most historical accounts and certainly what is taught in schools and universities. Even Glenn Beck errs through omission. The most basic is that the civil war was primarily about taxation and not about slavery. If one reviews carefully Lincoln’s first inaugural address, he indicates that he would do nothing about slavery but enforce the new tariff laws that had been just been put in place by his predecessor. The implication was that he would use force (i.e. send in forces) to do so. But do not take my word for. Just do a quick search on the web and you can check this for yourself.

  • January 31, 2013 at 11:09am

    How could anyone have known that socialism doesn’t work.

  • January 25, 2013 at 2:33pm

    Correct. This is a systematic purge of the top command. Something evil this way comes!

  • January 25, 2013 at 11:44am

    Does anyone believe the Obama Administration will obey the Court order???

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  • January 11, 2013 at 10:43am

    As the article correctly points out: the progressives have done a masterful job on every issue at manipulating an uninformed public by creating phrases that redefine the issue (the “war on women” for example). Here is what the article implies but does not completely articulate: There is virtually no difference between an AR 15 and a 22 rifle (the Ruger 10/22, as one of the more popular model, is a good example). The AR round is longer (but almost the same diameter) and the bullet has a higher velocity; neither of which matters (unless you plan to shoot out to long distances). Saying guns are responsible for violent shootings is like saying the automobile is responsible for DUIs. However, my guess is this will be lost on the majority of people.

  • December 26, 2012 at 9:53am

    While this ended without anyone getting injured, it was a potential tragedy. Please read an article on which discusses the mental aspect of a person committing a criminal act. In this case you have three people breaking into a home, with close neighbors, in daylight. This act alone indicates the perpetrators are irrational. The second point raised is “If you have a gun, is this incident one in which you should use it”? NO! My wife and I both compete in defensive pistol competitions and have taken a number of courses on the subject. The first rule is to avoid injury to yourself and your loved ones. This means you evaluate the risk BEFORE doing anything. In this case, although meaning well, Mr. Stevens took an unnecessary chance which could have resulted in his death. Which leads to the second aspect of the “avoid injury” rule: avoid physical conflict (hand to hand, knife or gun fight) if possible. If you want to see how quickly you could get killed, grab a couple of paint ball guns and act out some scenarios.

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  • December 25, 2012 at 11:23am

    Let’s get more concise. Elected officials have spent recklessly for pet projects and to buy votes. Government has expanded beyond any reasonable necessity. A large portion of the population believe they are entitled to a wide variety of “things” and that it is the government’s (meaning the rest of the population) to provide it. To finance all of the above, the government has used money that should have been set aside for the promised programs (social security etc) and spent it. If any of this was done in the private sector, people would go to jail. In government, they get reelected or promoted.

  • December 22, 2012 at 8:39am

    We know that Obama/Holder and the left are using the incident to ban guns (wasn’t that the real purpose of Fast and Furious). Obama said he would have more leeway after the action so don’t expect him to wait for Congress to start the ban. The changing “facts” are media’s way of nudging the public along.

  • December 20, 2012 at 4:56am

    Communism 101 is to create the emergency and then promise to protect the people if they will just give up a few unimportant rights. Think the constitution will protect us? Don’t forget, the North Korean constitution provides for free speech.

  • December 19, 2012 at 6:37am

    We discussed CTD at our monthly gun club meeting last night (600 members)-specifically the price gouging on many items (the magazine mentioned in an earlier comment and ammunition). From the discussion, I don’t believe any of our members will buy from them again. While the Blaze does need advertisers, It is a disservice to Blaze subscribers to continue to do business with CTD.

  • December 18, 2012 at 10:45am

    An interesting question but it fails to address the underlying difference in the two countries. The right to have arms is a fundamental right BECAUSE the founders dealt with an unresponsive government and wanted to protect the people from another like government. The superiority of the individual over the state is unique to this country. Having said that, my wife and do shoot in competition and we have had over 100 hours of training plus many hours of one on one training with several national rifle and pistol champions. We also help coach new shooters. I can say that most people who own guns could use more instruction and more practice. However, if gun laws protected people, NYC and others with strict gun laws would be safe. This isn’t a debate about someone’s right to own a gun, it’s really a move to place the state above the individual. Socialism and communism 101 in action.

  • December 17, 2012 at 8:29pm

    Most who comment will be supporters of the second amendment and probably an NRA member (as am I). We can all make the valid arguments that should destroy the myth that gun control solves any violence related problem. But, many people, maybe most, in this country will not listen to logic and this President and the progressives have it on their agenda to limit the second amendment and eliminate it if at all possible. Don’t think it can be done. How about the AK town in which the mayor has just effectively instituted martial law by having police in swat outfits stopping anyone out walking. A replay of the Nazi tactic and the communist tactic of creating such chaos that the population demands to be protected. How ready the government will be to answer that request. Expect the answer very soon.

  • December 11, 2012 at 12:24pm

    Look around. Just change the name of the countries and things look pretty much the same as in the period just before WW II. Of course, if you are a recent graduate of a public school, you wouldn’t know anything about that.

  • December 11, 2012 at 12:22pm

    And the idiots in Florida did not reelect him. He’s right again.

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  • December 9, 2012 at 11:42am

    My wife and I shoot 2-3 times a month in competition and even experienced shooters make mistakes-that why there is a designated range safety officer just behind each shooter to verify no magazine and no round in the chamber upon completion of a stage. Even before the match starts, participants verify each other’s pistol has no magazine or round in the chamber. And these are very experienced shooters. Armorer courses teach you not to rely just on a visual check but also to put your finger inside the chamber to assure that it is empty (many have been shot attempting to clean what the believed was an unloaded gun). We urge everyone to take at least the basic NRA course and, if the budget permits, more advanced courses. This is indeed tragic. More so since with a little more training it would have been avoided.

  • December 8, 2012 at 8:30am

    Gee, it sure is a mystery as to why Obama is suddenly so silent on the rights of the people of Egypt. He was apparently in favor of the Egyptian Spring but is against the Egyptian Fall. Oh wait, he is in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood, My mistake.

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