Definition of Nemo me impune lacessit!

We have all seen the “Don’t tread on me” flag from the American Revolution minutemen:

But there is a latin equivalent:

“Nemo me impune lacessit”

The Latin phease Nemo me impune lacessit is loosely translated as “no one attacks me with impunity”, related to the old Gaelic “Wha daur meddle wi’ me?”.

I love the patriotic attitude of Virginians, and their license plate motto:

It is also related to the latin “Non inultus premor”, meaning “I cannot be touched with impunity”.

Death by pithing!

Evidently, you can kill a terrosist by pithing.

Years ago, I met a European fellow who claimed to have worked in the “intelligence community” (a spy) and he told me a tale worth repeating!

He told me that when they need to dispatch a terrorist and make it look like an accident, they use pithing:

I remember pithing frogs in high school dissection class, it does kill quickly and painlessly, with no mess

You can kill a hog or a cow by pithing, and they say it also works on humans.

This spy fellow told me that it’s easy to kill a person by pithing, using an ordinary ice pick, sharpened like a knife:

1 – You attack from behind, forcing the enemies head down to their chest.

2 – You pick a spot immediately above the hairline (to hide the incision mark)

3 – You thrust-in the sharpened ice pick and wiggle it, killing the part of the power brain that control breathing and heartbeat.

4 – When withdrawing the ice pick, you pinch the incision area and there will be only a 1/8 inch scar, well hidden in the victim’s hair.

They say that a coroner will almost always miss the incision and brain tissue damage are mark the cause of death as “presumably natural causes”.

Here is now they pith cattle: (WARNING: GRUESOME, not for squeamish pussies)

Women make great riflemen

The North Carolina Adjutant General says that civilian participation in competitive shooting events helps to improve National Defense and Public Safety.

As good citizens, this is a worthy goal that we wholehearted embrace.

We are talking heed and practice our shooting skills on our rifle range on the ranch.

The only thing sexier than a good looking blonde is a good looking blonde with an assault rifle:


Janet loves her AR-15 assault rifle and she is a crack shot!

Janet has been doing great and she can now do a clean kill at over 200 yards (two football fields).
We just got our first .308 and with a Leupold 20x 40mm scope and a target stock!

Janet shot four one-inch bullseyes yesterday from 300 yards. Amazing!

We are looking forward to when we can go to the Butner range, a 1,000 yard monster where we can open-up with a 50 caliber sniper rifle at a length of ten football fields.


Janet working on her sniper skills

We are working with a professional long range rifle coach, which is not inexpensive, but that’s the best way to learn how to make a clean kill at 1,000 yards.

When talking about long-range accuracy you have to practice “zen” controlling your heartbeat and breathing, almost going into a trance.

Women are great at this meditation and focus on long range targets.

The argument of the village atheist

I was first exposed to Cormac McCarthy with “All the Pretty Horses” and whenever I read a masterpiece like that my habit is to read all of the authors books to see if this book was a flash in the pan, or if the author was a real literary genius.

About six books into my reading, I read some totally disgusting stuff written by Cormac McCarthy regarding incest and necrophilia and dismissed him as a whackjob, but I now believe that we was only experimenting with shock value in his lesser works.

On the other hand, Cormac is from out West (Texas) and he runs that world’s largest used bookstore, and I have been known to spend an entire day browsing the stacks, so this was a an indicator of his good taste:

When I heard that Cormac McCarthy teamed up with Tommy Lee Jones (A Harvard Man and roommate of Al Gore), I knew that I had to see the “Sunset Limited” and I was not disappointed.

It’s a masterwork of the English language, subtle nuances and turns of phrases that astonishes you with almost every sentence.

This excerpt from the Sunset Limited (now showing on HBO) brings Cormac’s literary genius into sharp focus.

“The argument of the village atheist whose single passion is to revile endlessly that which he denies the existence of in the first place.

Your fellowship is a fellowship of pain and nothing more….”

This topic of God vs. Atheism is fascinating because it’s true; atheists can be more zealous in their passions for that which does not exist as those with faith!

The Sunset Limited is now showing on HBO.