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Media Attacks Guns

The lamestream media told you:
"Gunfire plagues school in slums," reports Harold Olmos for the AP on 9/10/06, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "Rise in gun violence underscores concerns," adds Michael Sniffen of the AP, on 9/11/06, writing from Washington D.C. Back-to-back reports remind the public of the horrors of guns in civilian hands, and lament that more cannot be done to curb the senseless violence. Most other crime in the U.S. is at a 32-year low.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
While almost no one died from civilian gunfire over a recent two-day period, wire reports focused on those rare shootings while ignoring the thousands of people who lost their lives to gunfire from government operatives around the world.

Democide, or death by official government forces, has long been known to be the leading cause of civilian death, but is generally unreported, or categorized blandly as strife, tragedy or civil unrest.

Brazil was attacked recently by power brokers worldwide, who sought to disarm the public during a referendum on gun ownership. A grassroots effort soundly defeated the measure, which would have left criminals and the military heavily armed, while turning the populace into a defenseless rabble.

The effort to disarm Brazilians is apparently still intact, with the Associated Press leading the charge with stories of heartbreaking tragedies in shantytowns of the downtrodden poor. The AP does admit that most of the gunfire is between the police and drug gangs. Citizens are used to slum violence, the reporter says.

Reports of guns being used for their primary purposes, protection and defense against crime, have not been made.

The severe lamestream-news bias against firearms is well documented and discussed in detail in "The Bias Against Guns," by Professor John Lott, available through Bloomfield Press.

Iranian Uranium Growing

The lamestream media told you:
"Diplomats told the Associated Press that Iran is ready to consider complying, at least temporarily, with a U.N. Security Council demand that it freeze uranium enrichment, which can be used in developing atomic weapons," says AP reporter George Jahn, on 9/11/06. "This would be a major departure by Tehran as it faces possible U.N. sanctions for its nuclear defiance. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity in exchange for sharing confidential information."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Diplomats spoke with a naive reporter named George Jahn, but told authorities absolutely nothing, as its nuclear scientists continued enriching uranium for atomic weapons. Weeks later, enrichment continued, while Iran says it still may consider changing its plans.

A leading sponsor of global jihad, with an avowed interest in establishing a global caliphate (a Muslim dictatorship), Iran has been telling the Associated Press it may stop bomb production, which the AP dutifully reports, constantly. Meanwhile, inspectors are locked out, promises are made to gullible reporters instead of responsible authorities, and no smattering of reality leaks into AP reports, now a standard feature of the so-called wire reports.

In other news, Iranian president Mahmoud Amabadjihad spoke to thunderous applause at the U.N. General Assembly, and was widely covered by virtually all news media. He told the world he has no intentions of stopping uranium enrichment. The crowd of 35,000 that jammed the public plaza outside the U.N. in protest received no mention.

Chinese Censorship Tightens

The lamestream media told you:
"China imposed broad new restrictions Sunday on the distribution of foreign news in the country," according to Joseph Kahn, writing for the New York Times on 9/11/06. "News-oriented websites have been able to skirt censorship procedures that old-line media must follow in China, a one-party system," he says. "President Hu Jintao has intensified a crackdown on all kinds of news media in recent months, arresting and harassing journalists, editors, and hiring tens of thousands of screeners for web content deemed offensive."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Communist Red China, an iron-fisted vicious dictatorship characterized blandly by The New York Times and lamestream media as "a one-party system," is again crushing the population's ability to learn anything outside the party line. The reasons for sugar-coating the dictators' actions is unknown.

Already infamous for adopting a censored version of Google for its tightly controlled Internet operations, party leaders are alarmed that foreign news is still leaking in. No news of summary executions, a standard tool of the ruling clique, has leaked out.

The fate of the tens of thousands of screeners who must read the banned news to censor it, was unknown at press time.

Hydrogen Salvation Questioned

The lamestream media told you:
Congressman Bob Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, is sponsoring the "H Prize," to spur development of a hydrogen-based economy. Annual prizes from the federal treasury of more than $100 million would entice inventors to harness the tricky alternative energy source.

The most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen, when burned as fuel, yields nothing but harmless water vapor, and is sure to offer salvation from global warming, fossil-fuel pollution, dependence on foreign oil, and will save the earth once it is adopted.

In the past, similar prizes motivated Charles Lindbergh, who looks remarkably like actor Jimmy Stewrt, to fly solo across the Atlantic, and launched SpaceShipOne, a privately funded spacecraft that reached the edge of space twice, on a budget that wouldn't fund NASA for 24 hours.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Hydrogen fuel, touted by supporters as the ultimate inexhaustible fuel supply, may have one very small problem that has escaped attention. Constantly pumping that much "harmless" water vapor into the atmosphere may have unexpected results on the world's humidity.

Humidity, according to television weather forecasters, is the single biggest factor leading to hurricanes, thunderstorms, typhoons, tornadoes, blizzards, hail, floods and perpetual sunless cloudy days in Seattle.

The warming effect of high humidity is well known to people everywhere, especially in the swamps of Mississippi, but seems to have been overlooked in lamestream reports, for some foggy reason.

James Bond's Guns

The lamestream media told you:
"James Bond's return steals the buzz of Hollywood's big season," says David Germain, the Associated Press movie critic. Daniel Craig becomes the sixth actor to play Bond, with major changes to the character. He is younger, not yet the womanizer he will become, actually falls in love, "and gets his heart stomped on," in Casino Royale, the next in the series of James Bond flicks.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In almost unspeakable hypocrisy, if true, the sixth actor chosen to play James Bond hates guns, a point that has been all over the web but not addressed in any lamestream reports. Craig has not been seen at a shooting range, and though he handles guns in the movie, they are all fakes.

Osama Lives Forever

The lamestream media told you:
Unconfirmed French intelligence reports suggest Osama bin Laden may have died from natural causes in August. U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the reports, said they knew of the Saudi-derived report before it appeared in a French newspaper on Sep. 23.

Terrorism experts have been wondering why bin Laden hasn't appeared in a video for two years, and have questioned the timeliness of released audio tapes, implying they were made in the past and spliced together to appear current.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
People observing Muslim behavior have long noticed that even minor events can make the followers of Islam go berserk and start killing themselves, and others, and blowing up anything nearby. Obscure historical references and even mediocre cartoons can push otherwise peace-loving Muslims to frenetic rage.

This is why, according to top secret analysts, the death of bin Laden may never be confirmed, and that he may already be dead for more than a year.

If captured, the global media circus and jihadi outpourings will make previous events seem like child's play, experts believe. If killed, especially at American hands, the martyrdom will be second only to the prophet who cannot be safely named.

For political reasons, even if he is captured or killed, his whereabouts will remain unknown and his status will remain fuzzy, experts say. He will remain a convenient excuse for a never ending "war on terror," a secret code phrase in the battle against Muslim plans to take over the world.

The most difficult job for President Bush, which will not be revealed until decades after he leaves office, will be knowing for sure that bin Laden was eliminated, and keeping his mouth shut.

Pope Upsets Muslims

The lamestream media told you:
Muslims across the globe are outraged and staging protests over an accurate, short, obscure historical reference in German, embedded in a dry, lengthy, obscure speech by Pope Benedict XVI, that the only new thing brought to the world by Islam was to spread itself by the power of the sword. Papal speeches and statements are intensely scrutinized by Vatican experts before delivery.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Confirming critics' fears that Islam may not be the tolerant religion of peace it claims to be, Muslims all over the globe staged heated protests because the Pope used the word "jihad," or holy war, and implied it may not be a good idea. He had pointed out that the Islamic practice of spreading their religion by the sword is a bad idea, by quoting an obscure emperor who noted the same thing centuries earlier.

Muslims, millions of whom cannot tolerate any criticism of their main prophet, holy book or any of the beliefs of the believers, are demanding that the Pope retract his remarks, even if they are true, confirming their suspected level of tolerance and acceptance. Elsewhere, peace-loving Muslims fire-bombed churches in protest, and shot a nun to death. No beheadings were reported.

Las Vegas bookmakers have not announced odds on whether the Pope, considered by Catholics to be in direct communication with God, will clarify his position to the satisfaction of angered Muslims. He has publicly said he's sorry they reacted so dramatically, which Muslims have not accepted as an apology, because it's not. The Pope, himself a Catholic, does not report directly to Muslims.

In other news, Muslims from the religion of peace continued murdering innocent civilians on a daily basis in an ongoing jihad. The lamestream media makes daily reports of the religion-based murders, labeling them terrorist acts.

U.S. news media have failed to show masked Muslims' reactions to the Pope's remarks: (Click on the pictures to enlarge and read the signs.)

Police Disarmament Planned

The lamestream media told you:
The nation's newest light-rail system, scheduled to debut in 2008, will use unarmed police to deter crime. "Transit officials say light rail is safe," according to reporter Sean Holstege on Sep. 25, 2006, even though the system is not operating yet.

"Metro [the system operator] will have a visible, well-trained transit-security force," according to spokeswoman Marty McNeil. "Metro is also going to invest in the latest and best security devices," she says, which will not include any firearms for police officers.

"Light-rail foes cite federal crime statistics that suggest light rail has more crime than any other form of mass transit," the Arizona Republic article continues, but this will be combated with clear "sight lines, emergency phones, intercoms, alarms, lots of lights, and surveillance systems," plus a large number of officers and fare checkers in uniforms.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Commuters were shocked to learn today that public officials have decided to disarm police responsible for safety on crime-plagued light rail, scheduled to start running in the nation's fifth largest city in 2008.

"They have no legitimate authority to disarm anyone, but somehow figure it's OK to disarm police stationed to protect the public. It's just unmitigated gall, and plain stupid," says one observer familiar with the plans. In the first six months of the year, Phoenix police statistics show 1,349 crimes per 100,000 people, with 866 of these along the light-rail route. (With more than 3 million people, the Phoenix stats should be multiplied by 30.)

In an ironic twist, a new law in Arizona requires government agencies to allow people to keep possession of their personal firearms, unless safe and secure storage is provided near entry and exit points. Unless Metro plans to require riders to check their guns in and out of the train cars, people will be better prepared to protect police officers than the other way around.

Libertarian commentators say this is actually quite a refreshing state of affairs for a change.

Polygamy Has Fans

The lamestream media told you:
Warren Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a religious sect that advocates and practices polygamy, was found and arrested in Nevada due to a hard-to-read license plate cover. He had $50,000 in cash and a number of wigs with him, in a new Cadillac Escalade, when taken into custody.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Jeffs is charged with forcibly arranging marriages between underage girls and grown men, acts that are hard to reconcile by any reckoning.

Polygamy however, which may have some religious basis for denial (or acceptance), is difficult to logically outlaw in a free society, especially one in which government is specifically banned from making laws respecting an establishment of religion, such as the United States.

If a woman wants several husbands and they willingly agree to her terms, no one has the moral or valid legal status to deny them their free choice, in the privacy of their own home, one anonymous expert says. The Constitution is silent on the subject, except for saying all rights not addressed belong to the states and the people (9th and 10th Amendments).

Marriage has become a hot political issue, because tax money is handed out to people based on their marital status. The correct term however is "holy matrimony," reflecting the purely religious roots of this popular form of entertainment.

Unmentioned in "news" reports, the contentious one-man one-woman marriage proposals up for vote in many states and Congress, if rejected, would open the doors not only to so-called gay marriage, but to polygamy and more. If marriage is no longer limited to the traditional societal benefit of biologically raising families, what legal construct can limit a person's freedom to "marry" any creature (including men), or creatures in any combination.

Most married people quickly learn there is nothing gay about marriage. Some activists now say we should let gays marry, so they can suffer too. The Uninvited Ombudsman points out that he didn't know what true happiness was until he was married. And then it was too late.

Hurricane Size Disappointing

The lamestream media told you:
"Ernesto Forecast: What Went Wrong? Underachieving storm falls short of expectations."

With those headlines, Cox News Service writers Robert P. King and Tony Doris lament on 8/31 that, despite devastating storms accurately predicted for the past two years, "Tropical Storm Ernesto had seemingly gone poof."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Many victims of Hurricane Katrina, along with opponents of the current administration, openly blame president Bush for the storm and its damage. Bush did previously refuse to sign the Kyoto climate agreements.

If "news" reports are any measure, there are people out there rooting for more storms, at the expense of victims of these natural events, to continue their litany of blame and vitriolic hatred. They are reportedly disappointed when hoped for destruction doesn't materialize.

Contrary to some popularly held beliefs, the President and Congress do not regulate natural disasters, and the Kyoto accords did not enact a ban on Caribbean hurricanes.

In partial defense of the disaster wishers however, news commentator George Carlin admits that when destruction does strike, he hopes it will keep getting worse and worse, so the fun doesn't stop. At the end of that routine, the audience is typically laughing so hard they need oxygen, mixed with nitrogen and trace gases, known as air.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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