Archive for April 2009
A “gun” or “arms” at the time of the writing of the Second Amendment prior to the percussion cap as developed at Harper’s Ferry Federal Arsenal, now in West Virginia, a strategic position on the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers fought over numerous times in the American Civil War, then required a piece of “flint” or stone to strike an iron hinged pan that hopefully would cause the powder held there, mostly by gravity, to ignite the main gunpowder charge behind a ball through a small “touch hole” bored into the barrel. When discharged the powder in the pan flashed and burned producing smoke as well as the powder in the barrel, before “smokeless” powder, filling the shooter’s face and field of view.
Did they actually mean to protect the citizen in their respective state from the illegal usurpation by “rogue” federal guard or other state militias? I think so. Did they imagine that one someday one shooter could fire hundreds of killing rounds a minute at the People? I don’t think so. I realize a major gun producer, Beretta, makes guns in Washington, D.C. which have interchangeable barrels for smaller caliber, a passed over choice for the Glock 9mm in my opinion by the NYC police. Regulate them, I think the amendment was written for. The days of the NYC Bowery’s “Steuben Rifles” are long past though perhaps not a review of the courts martial after the so-called Civil War “Draft Riots” thought over paid-off conscriptions.
The amendment developed out of the American Revolutionary War, in it some were surprised and “massacred” i.e., September 28, 1778 “The Massacre of Baylor’s Dragoons” in New Jersey. In an archaeological perspective however, that could be characterized as an “atrocity” bludgeoned with the end of muskets in tannery vats. The right to bear arms was also apparently a “private” matter as in “privateer”. What I meant was not so much the evidence as regards to the “antiquity” of firearms as the spirit of the Second Amendment which allows that those matters, shall be regulated.
Consider this “private” matter that has been in the press. A man from Vermont developed the so-called “dynamite gun” which from research was first developed at the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, NY across the river from the academy.
In Cold Spring, said named by George Washington, guns were cast there for the US Congress before there was even a national military academy across the Hudson River, and also in part the system of “great chains” iron founded that stretched below the river to stop the larger “divide and conquer” operations by the British Navy and military had focusing on the Hudson River. This later led to the development of the rifled cannon patented by R. P. Parrott, in a “private” foundry until the declaration of “civil war” changed operations, which “labor” “fought” in the first of its kind in the then “new” Federal control.
After the many cannons, shells and caissons of the later American Civil War, similar to the then building “cast-iron columns” produced and run by the offices in NYC of the West Point Foundry, were bolted together on a barge loaded with dynamite and fired a wooden piece 2.5 miles up the Hudson River. This was after the war and civilian manufactory was restored.
The builder of the Vermont-tested “dynamite gun” is thought was assassinated in Holland and sections of a similar “super-gun” were thought found on vessels looking like pipeline, and one was being dismantled as part of the terms in Iraq after the 1993 invasion which he may helped design. These I think gave the Congress, by stating the existence of such matters, the ability to regulate it, beyond the individual and/or his or her state militia.
I think there are semantics problems with “state militia” and “National Guard” which is what I thought is/was called out to defend the Capital. Here online it says the Marquis de Lafayette in his return visit caused the term “National Guard” to be used, though I would have thought military units were used to protect the government in NYC, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., still not a state of the Union.
When I saw the Bloomberg article earlier today about Obama and the museum director, Solis, I googled and found this source’s different account of events. I’m having trouble capturing the link and I know nothing about this source…but it says:
“U.S. President Barack Obama was in contact with a man who died April 23 from the swine flu, Reforma reported April 25. Felipe Solis, a museum director, met Obama on April 16 in Mexico City, and began to suffer from flu-like symptoms the following day. On April 18 he was admitted to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a case of pneumonia, which was aggravated by his diabetes. Solis’ glucose levels could not be stabilized, and he died on April 23 from cardiac arrest.”
Posted by: Cheetos | April 25, 2009 10:51 PM
The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t confirm if Solis had swine flu or not. (Thomas Black, Bloomberg)
This is a good look at what happened back in 1995, when the politicians and others decided no more EPA Superfund cleanups. A break from “multi-tasking” NY/NJ sites on new desktops. The way I heard it lending institutions were going to be liable for cleanup, having lent the business money.
Where: New York, NY
When: Friday, April 24, 2009
I would show him the archaeology of his theatre recently found, and the Globe reproduction helped to fruition by once “black-listed” American film director and actor, credited as the person most responsible for the modern recreation of it Sam Wanamaker. Also, take him to Governors Island in NYC to show him Fort Williams where it’s proposed a theater in the round like the Globe be made of the circular brick fortress, where prisoners in the American Civil War were once held and later Walt Disney, AWOL, having just missed the steamboat. It’s thought to be a wonderful place to put on Shakespeare’s plays, a similar space Castle Clinton, across the harbor, it’s “twin” already used in musical performance, it once the port of entry for very early immigrants in NYC once an island now in Battery Park. Then I’d take him to the Statue of Liberty where my grandmother Miss Gregory was once a nanny to the caretaker’s kids, the first electrically lit lighthouse in the world.
Then I’d take him to “Guild Hall” in East Hampton out on Long Island where one of three plays “God” by Woody Allen is being read at the “Naked Stage Marathon” recently modernized this Sunday.
Our former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick was also one of the authors of the research studies in "Mass Behavior in Battle and Captivity: The Communist Soldier in the Korean War" a war still with no treaty, and I feel the misuse of that research and Haynes’ authorization to be in defiance of the results of the Nuremberg trials, causing a quandary for our troops, and a travesty of American ethics. In our "eye for and eye" mentality it places our own at risk for suicide bombings and other acts. Our house-to-house searches should also be stopped as a mockery of the "Bill of Rights" which I thought the founders thought valid for all people, not just Americans when the first US Congress met in its first capital, here in NYC. Credo: petition location