Thursday, February 26, 2009

6 Killed, 1,000 Wounded In World Trade Center Attack

A local news radio station reports via their website at http://www.1010wins.com/NYC-Marks-Anniversary-of-1993-WTC-Bombing/3923532 on the devastation at the World Trade Center after the bombing. With politicians having their heads up their asses in the clouds, an attack for which we were totally unprepared took place on the World Trade center today in 1993 and resulted in 6 people being killed and about 1,000 being wounded. I have to wonder, why this anniversary is not prominently being reported on, if reported on at all, at Fox News, CNN, MSNBC. I cannot find it on their home pages). Has 16 years, since that 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center been so long that the rest of America, other than NYC, has all but forgotten about it? Only 8 years was enough for us to have forgotten about it the first time around and to become totally lax. The result of our laxness in that short time span of only 8 years was another attack on our soil. The short time of 8 years was what it took foreign terrorists between the bombing on February 26, 1993 until 9/11/2001 when they undertook another much more heinous attack on our soil. Yet somehow, just 8 years after 9/11, we again sit smugly and comfortably in our homes. We allow our borders to remain open as if the dam had burst. We moan and groan that we are in a financial mess of our own making. We worry that there may not be a lot of value left in our homes. Yet we allow politicians to spend as if there is no tomorrow on bailout after bailout and stimuli unfettered in what amounts to the biggest ripoff of the taxpayer ever; all when that money could be better spent protecting us from what is coming that will be worse than losing millions of dollars, but the politicians have us hoodwinked into believing that this is what we must do to remain strong. What we need to do is work at that while never forgetting the other threat that hangs over our heads, but apparently our leadership - even in the department of Homeland Security pretty much has relegated that threat to the back burner. Just watch or read the recent news on the speech given by The Secretary for Homeland Security. It covered home defense from storms, from financial woes, from earthquakes, but very little of it was about terrorism. How is it that we have such short memories, how is it our leaders have especially short memories? Our enemies don't have short memories, they are attacking us for things that took place as long ago as centuries past! They hate us, they see us as something to be destroyed so they can reign supreme.

Stay alert, remember the WTC attacks, remember the Pentagon, remember a field in PA, remember all those attacks abroad, and bear in mind they are coming here within our borders to attack us again. Mark my words on it, it is a surety against which I fear we are ill prepared.

All the best,
GB

Biweekly Gun Shots - The Beretta SO10 EELL

Today I pretty much have to let beauty speak for itself. I do so not only because there was scant information on the Beretta website about this shotgun, but more so because the two pictures I am about to show you say it all. In what ways can two pictures say it all, here let me give it a try: Fine craftsmanship, hard work, attention to detail, form, fit, function, beauty, appeal, beauty, utility, luxury - I need not go on, just take a look for yourself (click to enlarge). Wow! Here another shot, this one of the whole gun.

These are some of the finest examples of the gunsmith and engravers work that you will ever find. I cannot even begin to guess at the actual price, but should I venture a guess I would say that one of these easily must be well above $50,000, and I would not doubt they are well above $100,000. Probably worth every penny of it too. Note the designation EL stands for extra luxury and the EELL stands for that level brought up to the highest level attainable. I can believe it looking at this gun! More info on this one can be found at:

https://www.berettausa.com/e2wShoppingCatalog.aspx?parentID=3100001375&parentLink=2100000084:3100001362:3100001375

Yeah I know, you and I will never be able to afford one; but you can bet that in a minute or two I am going to check my Megamillions tickets. One can dream, yes indeed one can dream.

All the best,
Glenn B