B. M. S

The letters stand for Basic Military Strategy. Though I only attained the rank of S/Sgt, I did learn something about military subjects, namely strategies. However, the first thing on the subject I learned as a boy, I think about 7th grade when I watched the movie, “Bataan.”

In the movie, one of the American soldiers was killed and the bugler started playing taps. It did not take long for the one in charge to put a stop to that. The bugler complained, “I was just…” If my memory serves me correctly, that was about as far as he got. The one in command said, “You just let the Japs know they killed one of us.” (Sorry. They used language like that back then.)

It seems a small thing but it is important. I remembered that lesson, though I never had reason to use it. Still, if had the reason, I would have known better than alert the enemy to any successes or failures he had. Indeed, to throw them off, I might have had the bugler blow taps ten times. It is called intelligence and during any war, it is very important. It did make me wonder why we reported our wounded, killed and missing in action during Vietnam. We gave them a lot of free info. I assure you, they were not about to do the same for us. At most, any such reports should have been delayed and vague. Much better to keep them in the dark as much as possible.

Another thing I found odd, then and to this day, we do telegraph troop movements. Frequently, it is reported, “We are sending 10,000 into Afghanistan.” Better that they find out the hard way. We don’t need to tell them. If anything, let’s over or under report it. Also, no need telling them when they are going to arrive. Better we should surprise them.

On the other hand, maybe we should we over report the number. Better to set them back on their heels a little until they find out different. It might be a good thing to find out we lie. That way, it will keep them even more in the dark. On the other hand, moving them in quietly works well too. No need having the reporters waiting as we go ashore. Better to have a good beachhead established before they know we’re there.

Lately, Joe really messed up with Ukraine. Basically he said he was not going to send any troops in to help them. That was kind of dumb. Wouldn’t it have been better to keep him guessing? Maybe he should have said he’d not do anything. That would sort of send in the signal that Putin could just march in and take over.

Joe spent, what..? three hours in conference with Putin trying to say what he should have said in a few seconds. “You stay out of Ukraine now.” That is all he needed to say. Then simply let Putin’s imagination run wild.

He didn’t need to make any threats. He certainly should not have said what he would or would not do. Better to let him guess. Let him spin his wheels trying to find out what might or might not happen.

Instead, he spent three hours telling Putin, “Don’t worry. We won’t fire a shot.” That sort of tells Putin, “Just march right on in. It’s all yours.”

That is certainly one bad B. M. S. Joe. If you’re listening. Here’s a hint. You didn’t scare him. The fact of the matter is, the more you talk, the less you scare your opponent. The more you talk, the more you are telling him you would really rather not fight.

One more little word. Don’t count on help from any other nations. Remember how you treated them in the Afghan retreat. Germany, France and Brittan are far less likely to want to join the party.

Has Anyone Noticed, That is Besides Me?

After the Vietnam war was virtually won, the dems pulled out all the financing and forced us to abandon millions to whom we made promises. Never mind that millions should die. They were just a bunch of orientals. No skin off our backs.

After President Eisenhower set up a perfect Bay of Pigs Invasion, Kennedy’s nearly first act was to leave a bunch of brave Cuban’s in the lurch. Many died. The Soviets took the island nation and immediately planted missiles on it, nearly resulting in a WW III. Oddly, Kennedy is held in high esteem for that fiasco. Never could figure that out.

After President Bush freed the nation of Iraq and promised that we would provide protection for them, Obama immediately withdrew, resulting in a bloodbath.

After President Trump arranged a good logical withdrawal, Joe just couldn’t wait to use his own methods. Then, after he promised to bring all the Americans home, he won’t even help finance the efforts of others to go in and get them. And, by the way, he also left our allies out on a ledge.

It’s no wonder other countries don’t believe our promises. The democrats never keep them. They go out of their way to break them.

May I also note, Joe is about to break two more promises. Russia is about to go into Ukraine and China is about to go into Taiwan.

I think after that, I wouldn’t trust the dems either…ever.

However. Never fear. Soon all rider mowers in California will be electric and the seas will remain in its limits…mostly.

I’m Confused

If colleges continue to shut down for China virus, I can’t imagine anyone paying tuition to go to college if they won’t be able to go to college.

On the other hand, it is pretty profitable to charge young men and women to remain home. Moreover, that would save dorm fees. It also has the advantage of having Mom do the laundry and such.

Another drawback the students would have is they might get stuck with the old daily chores.

Enough . The bottom line question is, “Will they learn anything? “

Of course not. We are, after all referring to American colleges. Why should we expect them to teach anything other than socialism and how to demonstrate?

The Best Place

I write this for one simple reason. Some people just can’t understand the sudden rise in crime. 1st let me suggest a couple of solutions for those who have stores that are subject to the recent crime wave. Armor your business so that it is difficult for the criminals to enter. That way, the criminals will do criminaling somewhere else. Hiring security is OK, but in the current environment, it will do little good and you just might get sued. Even when you when the suit, it will still cost you an arm and a leg. The lawyers have seen to that.

Then you build a solid anti-room for entering and one for exiting your business. This will ensure that only 1 or 2 at a time enter. While they are in the anti-room, require an ID and credit card. Notify them that they will be charged for anything they take or damage. Insist they sign an agreement before letting them into the area where you have your merchandise. Finally, before they leave, search them completely to make sure they are not taking what they have not paid for.

OR you can simply close the business and go to a city where such problems don’t exist.

This may not completely solve your problems but it just might force the cities to solve theirs.

NOW as for solving the problem.

It is simpler than you might imagine. Put the criminals in prison and keep them there as long as possible. Even if they are not rehabilitated, their criminal endeavors will be greatly reduced. Besides, it will put teeth to the saying that crime does not pay. It would seem, right now, it does.

As for why those in charge don’t already do this, that is simple too. They don’t want to. Those in charge of locking up the criminals are the Friends Of Criminals (FOC). Indeed, some are criminals. Why would they want to lock up their friends when it enhances their bank accounts to let their criminal friends do criminal things? As an aside, they are also friends of lawyers. Think of all the money they get out of it all.

So, instead of going after criminals, they go after those who go after criminals in every way they can. To be sure, they don’t like it when they are so embarrassed by honest people making them look bad. Besides, it is cutting into their profit. [Has anyone noticed? The Clinton slush fund(so-called charity) has drastically shrunk since they no longer have any influence to sell. On the other hand, I would expect that Joe will be a multi-billionaire when he leaves office, whether that is vertically or horizontally.]

Just remember, it is about power and money. Those who go into office without it, generally have plenty as they leave. Those that do leave without with power and money, we can truly label as honest, usually. To be sure, politics is a dog-eat-dog world. Sometimes, even the dishonest ones get eaten by the dishonest ones.

To go back to the main theme. The best way to have thriving businesses, keep the criminals in prison! It is the best place for them and keeping them there is the best for the honest folk. If a few lawyers go hungry, maybe that’s best too.

Speaking of criminals, why isn’t Fauci behind bars where he can’t invent any more viruses?

Final Verdict?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a country in which a person pronounced not guilty would be treated as not guilty?

I guess, occasionally people who are guilty get off. It is the price we, as a society pay to try to keep the innocent out of prison. Occasionally, still some innocent person gets a raw deal. To be sure, no justice system ran by humans is or will be perfect

However, as a society, we generally should treat those judged not guilty as not guilty.

In Rittenhouse`s case, the media treated him as guilty before his trial, during his trial and after his trial. They do this even though they have seen clear evidence. The evidence not only proves him not guilty but innocent. He clearly only used his weapon in defense. Before he fired it once, he ran away from, not toward his attackers.

When listening to his accusers, it would seem he was guilty just because he had a rifle, this though he, himself was at the point of a gun.

Maybe he should have brought a skateboard instead. According to the prosecutor, that presented no danger to Rittenhouse. How absurd? One was used on him and he had the wounds to prove it. Only after it was used on him did he retaliate.

The point is this. Maybe it would have been better to use something less lethal. However, at the time he didn’t have a baseball bat. He didn’t even have a skateboard. It was obvious he had to use the only thing he had.

If no one attacked him, no one would have died. If Rittenhouse had not defended himself, he very well might have died. At the least, he would have sustained bad injuries.

To me, that established self defense. That established his innocence. It’s something the media just love to overlook. They are trying to reverse the legal verdict with the verdict of public opinion. This is bad for all, especially the media.

Looting is Looting is Looting

Suddenly, we learn that the word, Looting is racist. The fact of the matter is that the true meaning of the word has been relatively consistent since I first heard the word roughly 60 years ago.

Okay. Fine. Let’s call it something else, like outright theft and destruction. Regardless what it is called, it is taking that which doesn’t belong to them, often accompanied with assault, sometimes accompanied with personal injury.

Regardless what it is called, it’s still wrong and it is still Looting. It drives business from the area. My best guess is that the looters are far from local so they could care less if the local people have to drive 20 miles to the closest Walgreens.

Though the looters may not realize it, they are figuratively shooting themselves in the foot.

Then, why should I bother to explain. Those who will understand already know. Those who don’t understand are so simple that they will never get it. It is likely well beyond their capability of understanding.

In the end, they do the work of our enemies and cause incalculable damage to their neighbors. And by the way, they hand the police an excuse, not a reason, to use excessive force. Besides all this, they leave the world a worse place.

You ever notice the businesses in the bad parts of town put steal bars on the windows and employ armed guards. Does anybody really want to live in a neighborhood where the bars are used to keep the criminals out.

Bottom line, after all is said and done, the dictionary meaning likely will never change. The looters will still be looters no matter what they are called.

To expect anything different is crazy nuts and contains more fantasy than my book by that title, “Crazy Nuts. “

Chemical is the C In NBC

One of the first things I learned about in the Marines was the meaning of NBC symbols I saw here and there. When I asked, I was told it stands for nuclear, biological and chemical… as in warfare.

To be sure we should be diligent about the nuclear aspect, but we ought not ignore the other two.

Lately, there is the new fear of the hypersonic missiles while most want to ignore the biological weapon China just released on us. I am not writing about that — as it would be redundant. I already did that.

On the other hand I want to consider the C, chemical warfare. To be sure, we are under chemical attack by China. They decided to use drugs, especially fentanyl.

They don’t release it into our water or food supplies as has been feared. With our safeguards, that would be too difficult and risky. I mean, what if they were caught. The world would instantly condemn them and, as a nation, they would quickly become insignificant.

So they provide it to the Mexican cartels and allow them to get rich whilst we, mostly our precious youth, take the poison willingly, or rather eagerly.

This they do whilst we and the world stand by and watch. To be sure, the FOCs outright cheer it on. (And they claim they are the party of the commoner)

Indeed it is far more effective than poisoning our food or water. It doesn’t just kill the one who takes it; but also it destroys the primary building blocks of all civilizations, the families. To be sure, it is also decimating our justice system. Half of all law enforcement endeavors involve drugs in one way or another. It has clogged our courts.

If we could stop drug abuse, this country would become far better overnight, if not sooner. That means one of the primary goals should be to stop the inflow of the poison. This would include but not limited to, an ultimatum to the Chinese. After all, they are the primary source of the poison and they are the nation waging the chemical warfare on us. It might also be a good idea to send some troops south to deal with those cartels. We need to teach them them the cost of crime.

Most important during a war. Don’t help the enemy. It is sort-of common sense.

It’s Just Not the Same

Many people like like to point out the migration that took place on Ellis Island and try to equivocate it the avalanche of those coming across the Mexican border. Even as they speak, they know it’s not nearly the same, that is unless they have less of a brain than a nail on the wall.

For those unable to figure out the difference, let me explain it.

First, no one who was sick was permitted into the country. Indeed the hospital where they were kept still stands and, though I might be wrong, it can still be toured. It was where the diseased were kept until well. Those who were not curable went back to where they came from. Had AIDS been a disease back then, no one would have been permitted in with it. However, today it is a political disease and people with AIDS are permitted in regularly, which likely resulted in the loss of many lives. Because there is no desire to do any tracing, there is no way to tell how many. There is no way to make a reasonable guess.

Secondly, it was highly organized. All who tried to enter were interviewed and if they were considered undesirable. they were returned to their country. Certainly, those who had a desire to overthrow the country were not permitted in. Those who had no money or a desired trade were turned away. It was not intended that we should be the welfare state of the world. Finally, those who were criminals were returned to their own country. To be sure, we were not perfect in this regard. Apparently, many criminals did make it through. However, they also turned many away. On the Mexican border, none are turned away.

Third, there were limits, quotas for each country. The obvious attempt was to keep any one nation from overwhelming our civilization. Even though most did separate themselves somewhat into groups, they eventually did assimilate. Until recently, we spoke one language in the schools businesses and our government. Now, when school meetings are held, it is not uncommon for them to be held in three languages. Worse, children are in our schools who don’t know the how to speak English, let alone read and write. They are not the only ones affected. All the learning is hampered.

And, by the way, it makes it more expensive too. Many who of those slowing the learning should not be in the classroom. They are there illegally. If ten illegal children are in a class, that means two-thirds are paying to educate three-thirds. That is not right.

Fourth, many who come over the border are criminals. It causes the crime rates to go up and it increases the cost of enforcing the law. Many communities that were reasonably peaceful now have a meaningful population of criminals who are not Americans.

Fifth, back in the day, cartels did not control our borders. Nowadays, they do control the Mexican borders. The US would be completely right to send in troops and wipe out the cartels. The US is under their attack. However, no one, but not one will do that, though they fire across the river nightly.

If things were now as they were then, I would not mind the immigration. Somehow, I don’t think there are many who will pay me any attention. They are afraid of someone saying something in the social media, which would force them out into the Outer Limits.

So instead, they watch as our nation falls into oblivion.

OH YES! ONE MORE THING. BACK THEN WE DID NOT HAVE THE FLOOD OF DEADLY DRUGS OVER THE BORDERS.

BUILD THE WALL!!

Vaccines

One day when I was in the fourth grade, we came in from recess and there was a projector in the room. It had a good sized reel on it and it looked like it was ready to go. We were all thrilled because we realized we were going to see a movie. In this case, it was a movie put out by Bell Telephone about vaccines. At the time, they produced a number of very good educational movies intended for the lower grades. I wonder if anyone still does that, that is movies without a political slant to them. Well, I guess today they would call them videos and they likely would not need a projector. Any HD TV and a DVD would do.

At any, I got to thinking about the film the other day. Then I got to wondering if the films are still available. Seems to me, that Fauci should watch it. He might learn something from it. For that matter, many of his cohorts would as well.

Just why is that Fauci is not already in prison?