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    Valley Oak
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    Blow your mind with this!

    I quoted a friend of mine, below. In other words, this person, Tom Gangale, is real and so is his story here.

    Edward

    ------------

    At 09:23 AM 6/1/2008, someone wrote:
    >I've been educated and proud to be a gun owner. I believe you forgot
    >"Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People!"

    Yes, you certainly dazzle me with your intellect be repeating what you read off of
    someone's car bumper. I'm so very happy for you that you are a gun owner and that
    you are so very proud of that! I happen to own a firearm as well, but I don't go
    around patting myself on the butt about it, I simply exercise my constitutional
    right quietly. What you apparently fail to understand is that this right, like all
    rights, has limitations, because other people have rights as well. Their rights end
    where yours begin, don't they? Then the reverse is also true.

    I may be going to Iraq in a few months on a contract job, in which case, I will wear
    a sidearm with the intention of using it if the situation calls for it. I don't
    expect flags, speeches, or brass bands. Bringing Marilyn home in one piece will be
    my "Mission Accomplished."

    But really, there's nothing like a nuclear weapon for home defense. I separated
    from active duty at the end of the Cold War, when a number of strategic arms
    treaties were negotiated. I found it incredibly easy to convince neighbors that I,
    a former air force officer, had been entrusted with basing a nuclear warhead in my
    garage to avoid it being reported as required by the treaties. If you ever saw the
    clutter in my garage, you would immediately realize that there was no possibility of
    either verifying or falsifying this claim. It was my grandparents' house, so there
    was stuff all the way back to the 1930s. No one through anything away during the
    Great Depression, nor afterwards either. The Site Selection Team's inspection
    report gave it an "outstanding" rating. For some reason, during training for the
    program, we didn't refer to the warheads themselves, but to the keys, I suppose
    because it sounded so innocuous. During the Cold War, the nuclear strategy was
    called Mutually Assured Destruction, or MAD. The program I participated in to
    clandestinely re-base warheads was called Basing Of Nuclear Keys to Evade the
    Reporting System, or BONKERS. I recall that my neighbors accorded me a certain
    deference. You see, security is not necessarily a matter of firepower, but of
    deterrence.

    Have a nice, bright day,
    Tom

    Thomas Gangale is the author of From the Primaries to the Polls: How to Repair
    America's Broken Presidential Nomination Process, published by Praeger.
    ISBN 0-313-34835-9/978-0-313-34835-8
    Available at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/2y54n3
    Available at Barnes & Noble: https://tinyurl.com/22qplp
    Website: https://www.americanplan.org
    Check out my blog, "Out of the Blue, Into the Black:
    https://tgangale1.blogspot.com
    Last edited by Valley Oak; 06-01-2008 at 04:30 PM.
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