Rules for Rulers

A commentary on the Constitution, the 2nd Ammendment and life in general.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

What General Am I?

(h/t Mostly Cajun)

William Wallace
You scored 72 Wisdom, 73 Tactics, 68 Guts, and 53 Ruthlessness!
Like William Wallace, chances are you have no problem charging a larger, better trained, better equipped, better armed and armored English army with a band of naked drunken Scotsmen. I'm not contesting that you have balls. It's your brain function I'm worried about.

Scottish soldier and national hero. The first historical record of Wallace's activities concerns the burning of Lanark by Wallace and 30 men in May, 1297, and the slaying of the English sheriff, one of those whom Edward I of England had installed in his attempt to make good his claim to overlordship of Scotland. After the burning of Lanark many joined Wallace's forces, and under his leadership a disciplined army was evolved. Wallace marched on Scone and met an English force of more than 50,000 before Stirling Castle in Sept., 1297. The English, trying to cross a narrow bridge over the Forth River, were killed as they crossed, and their army was routed. Wallace crossed the border and laid waste several counties in the North of England. In December he returned to Scotland and for a short time acted as guardian of the realm for the imprisoned king, John de Baliol . In July, 1298, Edward defeated Wallace and his army at Falkirk, and forced him to retreat northward. His prestige lost, Wallace went to France in 1299 to seek the aid of King Philip IV, and he possibly went on to Rome. He is heard of again fighting in Scotland in 1304, but there was a price on his head, and in 1305 he was captured by Sir John de Menteith. He was taken to London in Aug., 1305, declared guilty of treason, and executed. The best-known source for the life of Wallace is a long romantic poem attributed to Blind Harry, written in the 15th century.

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Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Anne Morse - why do I know that name?

Oh yeah, she was the Wall Street Journal reporter who witnessed the odd behavior of the 14 Syrian musicians on a Northwest Airlines flight last July. She has written a book called "Terror in the Skies, Why 9/11 Could Happen Again". National Review Online has an article about her story and her book today.

I had dismissed this as some sort of evil plot because the musicians were doing a show at a local Indian casino. The article's description of their actions and that of the investigative authorities was enough to second guess the motives of these "peaceful" musicians. The part that I find troubling is the bumbling, lying, and deceit of the Federal Air Marshals Service (FAMS). They claimed to have investigated all of the people in the group. Morse claims that only two were interviewed and that 13 of the 14 were here on expired visas. One would think that after 9/11, stories like this would only be part of a bad movie. Read the whole article or the book.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

More on San Diego lab and suicide

Our local news station is reporting that the lab found in University City last week was in fact a drug lab. I'm still skeptical. Why did it take so long for this to come out, for example? Why did the man kill himself? The story also mentions Sassafras oil. I'm going to do some research into that one and find out exactly which drug needs Sassafras oil. The home labs that I'm aware of use extremely volatile and dangerous chemicals. Why are the police saying that the chemicals were "pungent but not dangerous". More as I hear it.

Update: A quick google search reveals that sassafras oil or safrole is an essential precursor to make MDA, MDMA or MDE. MDMA is ecstacy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

SMASH woke me up today

SMASH has a twist to the story of the person/idiot who shot himself in a local apartment building last week. I'm still waiting to hear what was in the islamist student's chemical kit but I suspect that it wasn't illegal drugs. Bombmaking material seems to be the most popular product of home chemists this last week. Right in my backyard too.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

More on the Oklahoma Suicide Bomber

Gateway Pundit has some new news regarding the incident in Oklahoma on Saturday. He is reporting that the suspect tried to enter the game several times and was turned away when security asked to check his backpack. He theorizes, as I do, that the student was waiting for the game to end and his bomb detonated prematurely. The explosive that was used is extremely unstable and prone to detonation from agitation or high temperature. I think that there are some awfully lucky Sooner fans.

Talk show host Rick Roberts on 760 KFMB also reported on this earlier but did not have any sources. He is expected to have more on this on his show tomorrow.

More: The Jawa report has more information about this troubling story. (h/t Gateway Pundit)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Oklahoma Suicide Bomber

The Gatewaypundit has some good information about Joel Hinrichs, the Oklahoma suicide bomber. This is scary stuff that could have had a much deadlier outcome. He was less than 100 yards away from approximately 80000 people attending a University of Oklahoma football game. Apparently, he was also a convert to Islam. I don't know why that would be a surprise, however. The sad thing is that the best coverage that I've seen so far out of the MSM has been from Sports Illustrated.

Update: The Northeast Intelligence Network has some more information about this guy. How in the world could the MSM be ignoring this story? Unbelievable.

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