James Forrestal and Joe McCarthy

“In the middle of the 20th century the two most important anti-Communists in the United States government were Secretary of the Navy and later Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.  But they had a great deal more in common than that.  The following passage is from pages 147-148 of the 1966 book, The Death of James Forrestal, written anonymously by someone using the pen name, Cornell Simpson:*

There were extraordinary parallels in the lives and deaths of McCarthy and Forrestal—two Irish-Catholic Americans who both rose by their bootstraps to high office in Washington, D.C., and who successively spearheaded the fight against the worldwide Communist conspiracy.  Each man was the victim of smear attacks that rose to a pitch of vituperation and vileness previously unmatched in this century.  Each man was pathologically hated by every left-winger and subversive in America.  Each man died at a most “convenient” and strategic time.  And each death beyond doubt altered the course of history.

Appropriately, it was Forrestal who personally alerted freshman Senator McCarthy to the Communist menace and “named names” to him of key persons in our federal government who were consistently shaping our policies and programs to benefit Soviet Russia.  It was Forrestal who thus directly inspired McCarthy’s subsequent exposés of Communist influence and subversion in the federal government….” http://www.dcdave.com/article5/110928.htm

[This fascinating article was found at a site called rense.com (David Martin, 9/28/11). I have published this brief excerpt in the hopes you’ll check out the entire article. I’ve known bits and pieces of this story for 20 years. It came to mind because of recent events involving President Trump and the Deep State’s attempts to take him out. Its not too far of a stretch to say Russian agents over a 40 year period (inside and outside our government), murdered 4 government officials. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, Senator Joe McCarthy, President Kennedy and Representative Larry McDonald. Each of those 4 knew thoroughly about the conspiracy to derail America. Whether you refer to the forces of evil as Insiders, the Establishment, Communists or the Deep State, to deny their existence would make that person a fool. – Jim Roach]

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Go to hell, go directly to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $200

The inability of the Libertarian Party to see the ‘big picture’ as regards President Trump is staggering. As has been pointed out by loads of movers and shakers on TV, we are seeing what it looks like if an independent were to be elected. There are 2 parties in Washington (okay there’s only 1 but roll with me on this), and Donald John Trump doesn’t belong to either one. This is what it looks like when a party ‘orphan’ becomes president.

The Libertarian Party is incapable of seeing this. All they can see is that Trump is not the reincarnation of Harry Browne. Trump is one hell of a lot more Constitutionally based than that idiot Gary Johnson they put up. America was on the edge of destruction and would have been pushed over the edge if Hillary had been elected. We have been offered a brief respite from this fate with the election of Trump. Yet everyday personal freedom and a government controlled by the people hangs by a thread. Trump fights everyday against forces that would have crushed a lesser man.

Agents of the Deep State work tirelessly to take Trump out. An outsider has come into their midst and threatens the whole ball game. The military-industrial complex, K Street lobbyists, unaccountable government contractors, corporate media, all these entities with an incestuous relationship with your government and ensuring that nothing ever gets accomplished are trying to overturn the will of the voters. Hell, even that was nip and tuck as 5,000,000 plus illegals voting in New York and California threatened the integrity of the election.

I forgot to even mention the current high profile enemy of Trump, the intelligence community. A year ago Senator Charles ‘Chuckie’ Schumer said, “You don’t want to piss off the intelligence community, they can get you 6 ways from Sunday.” And up steps James Comey to prove it. The guy who ignored mountains of evidence of real crimes that Hillary committed on the basis that he “couldn’t prove she meant to do anything wrong.” At the same time going on TV to speculate about crimes Trump “might” have done despite no evidence.

The Libertarian Party can’t see that Trump is an outsider trying to return control of this out of control government to the people. No he’s not Ron Paul. But he’s as close to a third party candidate getting elected as is going to happen in your lifetime. This is it. This is America’s last shot. That fourth screw was about to be tightened down on the lid of freedom if Hillary had been elected. That would have been it. There would never have been a chance for a Libertarian candidate to ever succeed if she had been elected.

With Trump’s election freedom lives to fight another day. The soil stays fertile a little longer with hopes for people like you. You can’t even see that. You better damn well hope Trump succeeds. Your future rests with his. We are at a fork in the road. The Democrats path, the path of the traditional Republican, has nothing at the end of the road for you.

And what do I get from the Libertarian Party? A deluge of emails in my inbox railing against Trump. This from a party that betrayed everything it stood for when they put up Gary Johnson for president last time. That was bullshit. Harry Browne was a libertarian. Ron Paul was a libertarian. Gary Johnson was a joke. How a liberal Republican who is part of the problem would have been better than Trump is beyond me.

Jim Roach


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The Hoax

Assuming you don’t live in Cuba, you will have dealt with a car that has lost its value and become useless due to rust. Consumer Reports states that a modern car has a life expectancy of 8 years. Various parts under the body also rust out that make a car unusable, let alone the aesthetics of a rusty body. Shock mounts, motor mounts, fuel lines, brake lines, gas tanks. It is all because of the nature of steel. Steel rusts.

For over a hundred years Detroit has relied on this designed obsolescence aspect of their product.  Its all a hoax. The environmental damage is twofold. Replacing a 2,500 pound object every 10 years when it should be lasting at least 30 years is one aspect. The other is the amount of fuel a car uses to move 2,500 pounds down the road when it should only be 1,500 pounds that we are pushing down the road.

The other aspect is what it costs the consumer. The frugal consumer should only be having to buy 2 cars in his lifetime, not 7. There’s no need for this except corporate greed and Congressional malfeasance. Of all the goofy things environmental wackos get wound up about (straws in California no less), the environmental cost of the car industry is one they should be screaming mad about, but aren’t.

Being a gunner, I remember back in the 80’s when Glock came out with the first “plastic” gun, the G17 in 1983. Anti-gunners went “hair-on-fire” nuts with warnings of plastic guns flowing past airport security and onto planes. Glock’s proprietary Nylon 6 polymer was indeed an engineering breakthrough, but the pistol still required enough metal that it would never make it through a metal detector unnoticed.

Glock did this for 3 reasons: Cost, corrosion and weight. Nylon 6 polymer is easier to mold, it doesn’t rust and it weighs less then steel. This when combined with other parts being made from aluminum made for a drastically lighter and rust-free weapon. Glock also gave their customers a better product, one whose cost was cheaper and lasted longer. Who doesn’t want that?

The Postal Service did a similar thing in 1988 when they came out with their aluminum body Long Life Vehicle. 30 years later and not an ounce of rust. Its chemically impossible for aluminum to rust. Their newer conventional steel minivans are already rusting! 5 – 10 years old and they are near the end of their lifespan! (I’m sure that had nothing to do with the choice to go back to steel!) The purchasing officer put himself out of a job.

Congress mandates what toilet we use. What lightbulbs we’ll use. The new style of TV’s and many other aspects of the products we buy, all on environmental grounds. None that are a fraction of the impact and cost of the auto and oil industries. There is no reason why Detroit shouldn’t be given incentive to change. Imagine, all we should have to be doing is giving our vehicle a new paint job every 10 years, not replacing it! 

A new era of vehicles made of polymers and aluminum would last virtually forever, use less fuel and greatly reduce environmental destruction.

Jim Roach

DeLorean’s venture into the rust-free realm was with a stainless steel car. Of course it had to be ridiculed and stopped. It could have changed things forever. Congress is worried about the environmental aspects of a lightbulb, but not your car??

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How stupid are people?

Pictured above is the weapon I’d carry if I were the sort to do that, a Ruger Light Compact Revolver (5 rounds). Rubberized grip, concealed hammer, slim profile, lightweight and rounded front sight, All designed for real world carry. It is significantly different then a 30 round AR-15 rifle. 100 yards is just the start of its effective range. With detachable magazines its capacity reaches into hundreds of rounds. The accuracy is phenomenal.

You notice mass murderers don’t usually go for the Ruger. While it is a very deadly weapon, its in a different class than the AR-15. To buy a pistol requires you to be 21. To buy an AR-15 you only have to be 18. That’s nuts. In sixty seconds you could kill 60 people with an AR-15. If they started running, you’d have a hard time killing 5 with the snub-nosed Ruger.

People are idiots. They can’t get past their old paradigms with guns. A gun is not a gun is a gun. There are differences. There are semi-automatic Taurus 9 mm handguns with 20 round magazines. With those you are back to virtually limitless capacity. The potential for mass deaths is much greater with those than a 5 shot revolver.

So the one that can likely kill just 5 people can only be bought at age 21, and the one that can kill dozens can be bought at age 18.

That’s nuts. I’ll try another couple of analogies. You can get a drivers license at 16 in a lot of states. does that allow you to be a cross country Greyhound Bus driver at that age? No! You have to be at least 22. You can get a student pilots license at 16, does that allow you to be a commercial pilot of a Boeing 747? No! Drivers license and pilots license structures use a little common sense. You work towards your goals in each with continued training, classes, age, experience and ratings structures!

A car is a bit different than a semi. A Cessna 2-seater is a bit different that a Boeing 747. How tough is that? We hand out the ability to buy a gun as though a 5 shot Ruger is the same as an AR-15! That’s asinine! Nobody thinks we’re trying to take their Boeing 747 away from them. No one is trying to take their semi away from them. But they are made to jump through different hoops before they are allowed to fly the friendly skies with them. Or go out on the interstate at 75-mph with a 40,000 truck.

Weapons need to be rated at different levels after factoring in killing power. It won’t be perfect, but its better than we have now. Weapons differ in range, the weight of the bullet, the velocity, pellets versus bullet, speed of reload, ability to conceal, ability to assemble. We’re killing people with our mental blocks.

And speaking of mental, what idiot thinks a criminal background check is going to catch a sociopath? Criminals commit crimes. Psychopaths commit mass murder. We have the tests. We have the psycho analytics. We have the mental health system that can report flagged individuals to NICS. Hell, the recent revelations about Facebook show the ability to know a persons mind. Advertisers have known how people tick for hundreds of years. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests learned how to distinguish between killers and clerks a long time ago.

Jim Roach



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School shootings in the United States


School shootings have been going on in the United States for 254 years. During that time there has been a complete absence of a tactical response (we’ve done nothing). Maybe its just me, but I think its time we started to try various options and keep on trying them until we get it right.

To my mind there are two areas that need to be addressed: Keeping the bad guy from getting the gun and stopping him when he does get a gun. 

Criminal background checks in theory keep a criminal from getting a gun (criminals being those guilty of burglary, robbery, rape, assault and so on). Sociopaths are the ones who do school shootings. Not criminals. Criminal background checks are incapable of finding psychopaths. Yet somehow we keep expecting them to do just that. Background checks must be twofold.

The second area is the tactical response to a shooter. Crawling under your desk to die is not an option. Flee or fight is the only option (assuming a bulletproof safe room is not available). Teachers can adopt their pacifist bullshit after they’ve protected the children.

10% of the school staff would be likely to have the mental and physical capabilities to be armed with a traditional firearm. The other 90% of staff could be armed with one or more of non-lethal means. Thereby creating an effective and coordinated response of 50+ people. There is strength and courage in numbers. They can be pacifist and die AFTER they’ve protected the children and until such time (if any) the police arrive.

There are a multitude of arguments concerning the dangers of arming teachers. That’s why you don’t do it willy nilly, handing nitwits a .45 immediately after graduating from teachers college. But with training and screening it can be done. There are also a multitude of arguments about having firearms laying about the school on desks and such readily available to inquiring minds.

Below are pictures of just some of the options. Gun vaults that require the correct keypad sequence to be pushed before they open. “Smart guns” that require a matching ring or watch to be worn by the gun owner before the can be fired. Guns that require the fingerprint of the gun owner before it can be fired. There are many ways to keep guns secure. Opponents who advocate doing nothing are full of excuses.

After you’ve armed the 10% with firearms, the other 90% can be given one of the 7 non-lethal tools. Projectile, sonic, optic, electric, gas, smoke or shield. 

The modern school shooting phenomena started January 17, 1989. It is time bureaucrats got off their ass after 29 years and started trying solutions. President Trump seems just the man to get it started.

Jim Roach

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We know how

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida brings up the same pointless debates while kids will continue to be slaughtered. Its been 19 years since Columbine when 12 students were murdered. This time it was 17. Its been 6 years since Newtown when 20 children and 6 adults were murdered. Which brings up some irony in that for years when liberals talked about banning or confiscating guns they focused on the handgun. The nutcases doing the killing knew for accuracy and firepower it was actually the rifle they wanted.

Regardless, in the ensuing 19 years since the most famous school shooting, nothing has been done to stop or minimize the carnage. Nothing. The phrase is ‘Tactical Response’. There’s been none. An amateur like me knows just how much could have been done, imagine what an expert knows? The picture above demonstrates the concept of just one of the experts, Masaad Ayoob. Imagine what all the experts in the country could have done to protect kids if they had been turned loose on the project?

Bureaucrats being what they are, chose instead to do nothing. To let your kids die. Rather then lift a finger to protect children, they chose to use the carnage over the past two decades for political advantage. The people on the frontlines, teachers, are an amazingly idiotic bunch. I have personally talked to some about would they like to be armed, to be given a fighting chance to protect kids. To a woman they said no. Guns are icky and they would much rather have children’s brains blown out against the wall.

I’ve always had difficulty relating to such a mindset.  I still have a functioning survival gene. You have a choice, self-defense or die and they choose death. I will never get that. But I digress. The Red, Yellow, Green symbolism is Ayoob’s invention. His point was that you could be the finest shot and have the finest pistol, but they would mean squat if you weren’t ready for a deadly encounter. That you cannot go from Green (completely relaxed) to fighting for your life (Red) at the drop of a hat. Not in an effective way anyway. You have to be in Yellow first (looking for signs of danger). You have to be ready. You have to be prepared. Both with weapons and tactics.

Masaad’s point was that its okay to be in Green when you are at home among family and friends for example, but when you are in public you need to be aware. More so in New York City than Ames say, but a sense of awareness nonetheless. Knowing when to go into Yellow could save your life. Talking to women you will find they are naturally better at this then men. They have to be more aware of potential assault.

Our military has a hundred years of experience of turning civilians into fighters. They had to take millions of ordinary Joe’s during WWII and turn them into killers. Its not natural to be able to kill without hesitation or remorse. There’s a particular mindset that needs to be nurtured and they know how to do it. The mindset for Military Police, a different one for infantry, Special Forces, Green Berets, Rangers, Marines, you name it they know how to do it. We have the best military in the world.

From building up the physical skillset to the mental preparation, we know how to do it. We could have made our schools very secure and the children very safe over the past 20 years, but we chose not to. 297 people were killed in school shootings from 1980 – 2012. 141 were killed between Columbine in 1998 – 2016. Because of the overlap its hard to say what the total number has been.

If you were one of the dead people, you probably would have appreciated your government taking an interest in stopping the killing. The local CBS affiliate KCCI ran around a couple of days ago doing one of their post shooting “Should teachers be armed?” interviews. To them arming teachers means a .45 caliber handgun on every hip whether or not the person is capable or qualified. Then the resulting suppositions about kids getting hit by accident or crossfire.

The pussification of the media really puts a damper on the quality of the discussion. There are at least 6 non-lethal means of dealing with a shooter that when used in combo give an organized group of amateurs a fighting chance against a shooter and most importantly stopping him from killing kids. The media is so ignorant of the manly arts these topics never get discussed.

These non-lethal means fall into the categories (with some crossover) of projectile, sonic, optic, electric, gas and smoke.  Under projectile you have rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds. Which when shot from a rifle (the bullet) or a shotgun (the bean-bag) will put a man on his ass immediately. Under sonic you have flash-bang and stun grenades. Not to mention the military has actual sonic guns. Under optical you have laser pointers and the flash part of the flash-bangs offering varying degrees of temporary and permanent blindness. Also under optical you have smoke bombs of various colors that obscure a room or hallway making it impossible for a shooter to see his target.

Under gas weapons you have tear gas and pepper sprays and a multitude of other gases I don’t begin to know about. I do know there are simple ‘mace’ type pepper sprays that even in the civilian varieties shoot 15-20 feet and the military and police versions that shoot even further! I know there are various strengths of tear gas whose canisters when shot from a tear gas gun will also double as a projectile device. Not to mention the tear gas will make it absolutely impossible for a shooter to see anything.

Then you have your ‘electric’ weapons, stun guns, Tasers and God knows what else. From weapons where you have to touch the assailant to ones that reach 20 feet.

Just a can of pepper spray or just a laser pointer would have limited, though some effectiveness. But 5 or 6 teachers/custodians/staff using all the weapons at their disposal in tandem would have a great chance for success of bringing down a killer. With drills and training from professionals their chances jump ten fold from my simplistic suggestions. In conjunction with a better use of perimeter cameras and training to be in Yellow (heightened awareness) and not in Green (completely relaxed) like they have been the past 20 years, their chances skyrocket immensely.

But most likely we will continue to do nothing and keep burying children. We know how to keep kids safe, we just won’t do it. We save guards for banks, Congressional offices and sports stadiums. Not for our kids. Not once did I mention arming teachers with rifles, shotguns or handguns. Though that would really help. I forgot to even mention robots and robotic dogs that would go after a shooter fearlessly and relentlessly.

Okay, so that’s 7. Seven non-lethal responses to a shooter. 

Jim Roach

Bullet proof shields


stun grenade
Stun grenade

Masaad Ayoob. What he teaches is perhaps the most important ‘weapon’ of all, your attitude. Do you have the will to survive? Do you have a fighting spirit? Do you have the desire to keep the kids under your care alive?

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Time to grow up baby countries

The use of toilet paper is just One of the keys to not being a shithole country

Recently in Washington, DC the administration held immigration reform talks with certain members of Congress. It was alleged by Democrat SOB’s that Mr. Trump had used the term “shithole” to describe shithole countries. Far be it for Mr. Trump to use an honest term (Washington hates that). Rather than just grant blanket amnesty to illegals, Mr. Trump actually wants to reform immigration to a merit based system where America took the best of other countries, not their worst. A world where America took from the best countries, not shithole countries.

The fact that most other countries on the globe are shitholes is obvious, that’s why they want to come here. Unfortunately, America is learning that if you import the third world, you become the third world. Plus, if all the people in the world were brought here, the earth would tilt funny and be thrown off its axis. No, the best answer is to make these shithole countries great again so they won’t have to come here.

You look at Mexico, and you say, “That’s a tall order!” To make a shithole country like Mexico great again. Its not really as tough as all that. I’ve developed a short list to turn these shithole countries into a place their people actually want to live. Most of them already have a decent climate going for them that beats the hell out of being under two feet of snow like the Midwestern United States.

1.) Build sanitary sewage treatment facilities around your country. That is the #1 key to not being a shithole country, not dumping shit into your rivers, lakes, streams, costal waters and land. This should be obvious, but evidently these other leaders have shit for brains. Oh, and teach your people not to shit on the street corner like in India, the Middle East and vast areas of Asia. The United Nations won’t tell you these things, so I will.

2.) Lay pipes. A great country needs people who bathe on a regular basis and don’t stink. You need to be clean for both health reasons and because people don’t want to vacation where the people are all stinky poo. Plus its great for business.

3.) Don’t chop people’s heads or other body parts off. Advances in DNA forensics (okay that was 25 years ago for us) have shown that many people are wrongly convicted, and if you chop somebody’s head off, its a little too late if down the road they are found to be innocent. Plus, have you ever tried to get blood out of things? And it just doesn’t look good to have public executions in the tourist brochures.

3.) Teach the 10 Commandments. That’s how all the great countries got their start, honoring and acknowledging the Christian God. The 10 Commandments are a great start to a functioning society. Not lying, cheating, stealing or killing will put you on the road to success.

4.) Discover landfills and pollution free incineration of garbage. If Ames can do it, anyone can. Those pictures of garbage floating down the river are not good for the environment or quality of life.

5.) Use toilet paper. Any god that told you to wipe your butt with your finger is an idiot. Don’t listen to him. (Ditto on marrying 8 year old girls or cutting the clitoris off them. You’ll just have to trust me on this that it ain’t right.)

There you have it, 5 Things that will put your country on the road to success. Okay so I combined a few under the same heading, but I think its clear. America no longer has the money to bail out you shithole countries. You are like little babies we have had to take care of and frankly we are tired of it. Grow up. And we’re going to stop fighting your dumbass wars. Besides not having the money, I’m tired of seeing funerals of decent American soldiers on TV, or their maimed and broken bodies in the veterans hospitals because they were over there in the sand settling your various bullshit superstitions.

Jim Roach

Countries where open defecation is accepted and practiced.


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“The issue today…”

“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

[That quote from TJ becomes immensely humorous when you think about the phrase, “The issue today”. He said that cutting insight roughly 220 years ago. The issue then is the issue now is the issue since the beginning. Is man going to rule himself, or is somebody going to do it for him? As has been said, most men don’t strive for freedom they strive for safety. – Jim Roach]

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Established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank”

“The men who rule the Democratic Party then promised the people that if they were returned to power there would be no central bank established here while they held the reigns of government. Thirteen months later that promise was broken, and the Wilson administration, under the tutelage of those sinister Wall Street figures who stood behind Colonel House, established here in our free Country the worm-eaten monarchical institution of the “King’s Bank” to control us from the top downward, and from the cradle to the grave.”

— Louis McFadden
(1876-1936) US Congressman (R-PA) (1915-1935), Chairman of House Banking and Currency Committee. Poisoned in 1936.

[It is utterly a shame that we are too stupid to see that without honest money, we cannot be free. The “King’s bank” is the Federal Reserve for anyone who doesn’t get that. Which does not deal in honest money . – Jim Roach]

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“Honest money”

“If that mischievous financial policy which had its origin in the North American Republic [i.e., honest Constitutionally authorized debt-free money] should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without a debt (to the International Bankers). It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of the civilized governments of the world. The brains and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe!”
— The Times of London

[That quote from their opinion page speaks so much truth. Ugly truth, but truth nonetheless. Honest money. Metal backed currency whose worth is determined by the free market. Not an unbacked fiat currency whose rate is artificially set by a consortium of private bankers known as the Federal Reserve. An institution that charges us an interest rate to use our own ‘money’. A situation so absurd we now give  our money to the bankers, and they don’t even have the decency to pay us interest when using our money! 1/3 of our retirement stool has been stolen from us, and we are not even rioting in  the streets! Without savings accounts, certificates of deposit and savings bonds paying worth a damn, we are forced into speculating in the stock market. And speculation is not investment nor is it savings. The history of the world has been the world being manipulated by the bankers. Andrew Jackson had it put on his tombstone that he beat the bankers. Not in the end. – Jim Roach]

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