A few words on recent events in Lybia

OK – I have been avoiding commenting on the happenings in the Muslim world lately.

That is because I feel like a Cassandra…

And it’s only going to get worse.

Much worse!

There is a guide as to how a country will be affected by Islam based on what percentage of the population is Muslim.  The lower the percentage, the more easy-going and moderate the Muslim population is.  As the percentage increases, so does the aggressiveness of the messages being preached in Mosques and so does the aggressiveness of Muslim’s demand for accommodation and eventually for the supremacy of their way of life.  I have seen it in many variations at different places, but here is one scale that is typcial:

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will — for the most part — be regarded as a
peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities
and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and
among street gangs.
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to
their percentage of the population.  For example, they will push for the
introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing
food preparation jobs for Muslims.  They will increase pressure on
supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with
threats for failure to comply.
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow
them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic
Law.  The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the
entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.  In Paris, we
are already seeing car-burnings.  Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and
results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition
to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.  Such tensions are seen
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad
militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
churches and Jewish synagogues.
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror
attacks, and ongoing militia warfare.
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers
of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic
ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya,
the tax placed on infidels.
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some
state-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations
drive out the infidels, and move toward 100%.
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House
of Peace.  Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a
Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the
most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood
lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

This is true – more or less, let’s put our political correctness in its place and face reality for a while – within individual countries.

Currently, the World Muslim population is at over 20 percent – and climbing fast…because uneducated and subjegated women tend to have way more children than educated, emancipated women do. And, because we stil don’t protect children from being brainwashed into their parents’ religious prejudices…

So, keep in mind the 20% description:

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad
militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian
churches and Jewish synagogues.

Please, keep this in mind when you consider world events these days:

And that is why I have not really been commenting on current events…

Buckyballs vs The Consumer Products Safety Commission

I may be a little more pro-free-market than 99.9% of the pro-free-market people ‘out there’.  I do not recognize the authority of governments to forbid the free exchange of goods and services – regardless of the goods and services being exchanged.  If both parties agree without coersion, then the government has no right interfering.

On a good day, perhaps, I could be talked into agreeing that, perhaps, a government has a role in consumer protection – but only in as much as they make it possible to prosecute false advertizing/insufficient warning.


However, you don’t need to be as pro-freedom as I in order to find the ‘Bucky Balls’ situation appalling: