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Columbine Highschool: 
A Failure to Learn



Insensitivity: Wholesale Fraud



MTBE in Your Gasoline: Poison from TV and News Media Liars



The Pacucah Kentucky 
School Murders



A Leftist and "Free" Speech



The Arkansas Middle 
School Murders



Geoff Metcalf Guest Editorial:
Your Jury Rights



John Jay Ponce: Guest Editorial






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NOTE: I received this post in mid September, 1997, from John Jay Ponce.  A few months later he moved to Oregon, and I've not heard from him since.  I am posting it here with his permission. If you appreciate brevity and conciseness in reasoning, this is how it is accomplished. His editorial says a great deal in a few words.

If you are familiar with the green flashing LED's on my TCCOP website, consider that there are about ten of them flashing above this editorial! Liberals, grab your blood pressure medication before reading further. If you are a hyper-lib, have an EMT unit standing by with a defibrillator and a straight jacket -- you'll probably need both! This editorial *WILL* be hazardous to your Marxist health. -- Deke

By John Jay Ponce

I'm stirred today by a Yahoo!-Calif. UPI report that a state report (out of the Legislature -- a Democrat, I believe) cautions on the rise of "militia-type" "anti-government" groups in the state. Heck-O! Isn't that what street gangs have been for 30 or more years? (Oh, sorry, they are "ethnic" in nature, thus simply the downtrodden and the misunderstood...). Seems to me that, what with European-American-heritage ethnic groups -- not to put a racist point on it, however -- predicted by demographers to be the "minority" in the state come 2015 or so (perhaps sooner), and what with the Congressional hearings into the retributive and vengeful persecution by the IRS of even the flimsiest "case" (most of the testimony being from European-American-heritage ethnic types; maybe all), that groups, clubs, affiliations, affinities and covens of the soon-to-be minority Californians into anti-government units merely follows the practiced and proved-successful design of the Crips and the Bloods.

How intolerant of the Democrats in the Legislature to commission a study to demonize these misunderstood state citizens!



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MTBE: The Poison In Your Gasoline
by Deke

At 10 P.M. this evening, September 16, 1997, Sacramento California's Channel 13 Television news department repeated a bald-faced lie about an ENVIRONMENTAL POISON story that they had participated in opposing and obscuring last year. They credited the left-wing rag, The San Francisco (make that San FranSICKO) Chronicle, "the West Coast edition of Pravda", with "uncovering" the facts surroundingthe gasoline additive, poison, and fraud, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ethylene (MTBE) that will be destroying your automobile and poisoning your water and air in the near future -- if it isn't right now.

The truth is that MTBE, its environmental and health effects, and the damage it is or will be doing to your automobiles and environment in California is no "news" at all. These FACTS have been the hottopicon KSFO 560 AM radio in San Francisco since MARCH, 1996!

If you don't live in California, don't breathe easy. The "blessings" of the deadly, poisonous, and probable human carcinogen MTBE are slated for YOUR gasoline tank in the near future. It will begin radically reducing your gasoline mileage and pumping thousands or millions of tons of its poison into your air and ground water, while dissolving fuel lines and gaskets, destroying your fuel injectors, and causing car fires on your pre-1993 cars just as it has in California. A few States, including Alaska have enforced their Tenth Amendment rights, telling the environmental whackos in the EPA and Federal bureaucracies what to do to keep their (OUR) money AND their poison fuel. The rest of them will probably cave in to EPA fund- withholding blackmail (OUR FUNDS) unless you make your voices heard -- long and LOUDLY! Don't expect to hear about this issue in your State's news media, either. The environmental whacko-loving newsies will keep the deadly MTBE threat a secret until it is too late for you to do anything about it. Start digging NOW! Why? Consider the major media's propaganda and disinformation activities in California:

It was KSFO's conservative hosts, Melanie Morgan , Lee Rodgers, Geoff Metcalf, and one competitive ally, with the help of KSFO's other hosts who single-handedly held the California Air Resources Board bureaucrats and their State Capitol political lackey's feet to the fire on this issue in 1996 with two rallies on the steps of the California State Capitol Building in August and November. Melanie Morgan was the spearhead of those VERY LARGE 1996 CONSERVATIVE PROTESTS AGAINST MTBE. Channel 13 in Sacramento, and other local TV and radio stations reported (read "lied") that several hundred or a few hundred protesters were at the first rally. The California Highway Patrol stated unequivocally that there were at least FIVE THOUSAND orderly, clean, and respectful CONSERVATIVE DEMONSTRATORS at the rally that morning.

Others joined in KSFO's fight in 1996. Dr. Bill Wattenburg, Ph.D., a talk show host and scientist from KGO (KGB, save for Dr. Bill) Radio in San Fransicko, joined in the fight with his fellow conservatives on KSFO at almost the same time in 1996. I personally covered the MTBE issue in July, 1996 on my own local BBS because KSFO's message was not reaching into the California rural areas. A Ph.D. chemist, hired by the California State Senate to prove the worth of MTBE testified before a combined State legislature panel in July, 1997, that MTBE is a grave threat to the environment. Afterpaying him over $100,000 OF OUR MONEY for the study, the state bureaucrats didn't want his facts to contradict their preconceived opinions, so theyFIRED him for telling the truth. I have posted the text of a September, 1996 speech in the Science page of this web site. Peter M. Joseph, Ph.D. a Professor of Radiologic Physics in Radiology, from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania presented it to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Lung Association. According to many reliable conservative sources, the California chapters of the Lung Association have been incontinuous support of the MTBE poison since it was first forced into our throats and lungs. The Association's response in Pennsylvania is typical of what has been reported in California.

On the legislative side, California State Senator Mountjoyintroduced bills this year to remove MTBE from the so-called environmentally friendly reformulated gasoline. He had begun that process with news releases opposing MTBE in the second or third quarter of 1996. He was supported this year by, of all people, the former Mr. Hanoi Jane Fonda, State Senator Tom Hayden. Hayden's constituency in Santa Monica had received the blunt-end of MTBE: seven contaminatedpotable water wells which were so severely poisoned that they had to be shut down. Now, SUDDENLY, the San Fransicko Chronicle, "discovers" the danger of MTBE. My most recent information is that the environmental whacko lobby and their servants in the Senate have succeeded in ripping the guts out of Mountjoy's legislation.

Beginning in March, 1996, and until just a few months ago, the political and media pukers of liberal-leftist pabulum were accusing KSFO radio hosts of grandstanding and lying about the danger of MTBE; of using right-wing scare tactics to build an audience any way they can. KSFO did build an audience, and continues to grow very rapidly, but unlike their TV media competitors, they have accomplished that growth honestly -- by telling the truth.

In spite of their very public opposition to and lies about Mel Morgan, Lee Rodgers, and KSFO's other hosts LAST YEAR, the whackos in the San Fransicko and Sacratomato news media are crediting the San Fransicko Chronicle with uncovering a "new" story. They have ignored KSFO and Senator Mounjoy's efforts; they even have failed to give credit to their socialist icon, Tom Haydenfor supporting Senator Mountjoy. What a pack of liars these purveyors of perverted, putrescent "truth!" Be certain: the other whacko, leftist media wonks will follow their lead. They will continue lying about the Chronicle's"research" being "news", and a wonderful revelation of truth.

The newsies are stealing more than a year's combined efforts by our friends at KSFO, and Dr. Bill from KGO. The leftist media has stolen OUR broadcast channels to spread THEIR propaganda. Now they are claiming in the tried-and-true Soviet propagandist style of the 50's and 60's, "MTBE is poison! We 'inwented' the story first!" The leftist newsie's technique is Hitler's Nazi big lie methods applied to the late Twentieth Century broadcast propaganda media. They have an effectively captive, dependent, and truth-ignorant audience that is willing to be spoon-fed every drop of their TV media-mixed, puerile poison pabulum without question. Don't let 'em get away with it! Tell your friends this story. Write to your local station if you hear it. Tell them the truth, STOP NEWS MEDIA LIARS IN THEIR TRACKS!


Copyright ©1997 Deke (a pseudonym)

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by Deke

This evening I had the misfortune to walk into the living room after my family had retired for the evening. The TV had been left on the local P-BS channel. There on my screen, face screwed up and awash with tears was an American Indian woman. She was stammering her way through a description of the opening or half-time celebration of a college basketball game. From moment to moment the picture of a white male college student, dressed in what appeared to be a Sioux war bonnet and buckskins would be inter- cut with her tear-strewn face. I knew what was coming, and decided to listen as long as I could bear the irritation.

As the buckskin clad dancer did a slow motion series of high kicks and roundhouse spins that would have done any martial arts student proud, the woman's choking voice droned on. She whined that her children had been at the game (*sniff* *sniff*). Their self-esteem had been damaged (*choke*). They had been taught that to wear a war bonnet was a hard- earned right (and it is -- in her tribe). Her daughter had started to laugh as "The Chief" went through his routine, she sobbed, and her son was (*choke* *snivel*) upset. A pagan flute began piping a melancholic tune in the background as the camera slowed the "Chief's" dance to exaggerate the "mournfulness" and "insensitivity" of the moment. The woman whined and choked that the crowd had been yelling, "Here comes the Chief", "The Chief, The Chief!!" The camera cut away to a still photo of her and her daughter in ornate tribal costumes, while she explained how she had taught her daughter to respect the traditions of her tribe. Then she spoke the first words of reality that she had uttered during those few minutes that I was able to watch before becoming noticeably nauseated from her phony commentary. A university hired her a few years ago to improve the "diversity" of their art department. BARF(I gagged)! I shut the TV off.

OK, why am I so callous toward this woman of American Aboriginal ancestry (anyone born here is a Native American, but only those with American Indian ancestry have any right to the honorable title, a term I have coined, "American Aboriginal"). I am unmoved by her caterwauling because (1) it was a
P-BS "diversity", (2) anti-white (and any other race that enjoyed being entertained by "the Chief"), and (3) purely socialist-leftist- Marxist-fascist- racist propaganda piece.

Ask yourself: Is the portrayal of ANY culture in ANY way other than the way that they have REALLY lived, racist hate-speech? Were the classic comedy routines of Laurel and Hardy anti-white and racist because white people aren't really that stupid? Was Abbott and Costello's classic stand-up comedy routine "Who's on First" racist for the same reason? Was Bill Cosby's interplay with Robert Culp in the 60's series I SPY racist? Was Bert Kwouk's portrayal of "Kato", Inspector Clouseau's "little yellow friend" in the Pink Panther movies racist? How about Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber? Of course they weren't insensitive -- or racist, they were comedy; it was excellent comedy portrayed by masters of their craft. The performance of "the Chief" at that basketball game was a comedy routine as well. There was no insult or degradation of ANYONE (other than himself, perhaps) in his performance.

So, what can be concluded about those who cry "insensitivity" and "racism" at the portrayal of the members of their race in a way that they do not approve? Quite clearly those accusations are being made because the people doing the portrayal are not members of the accuser's race. THAT accusation, dear brother and sisters, IS INSENSITIVITY toward cultures other than their own, IF NOT OUTRIGHT RACISM! "The Chief" was no racist, but the artist who whined and cried about her loss of self-esteem most certainly IS INSENSITIVE -- TO MY CULTURE (perhaps even a racist?) as certainly as the Sioux gave Custer his come-uppance at the Little Bighorn.

P-BS is the most INTOLERANTand culturally divisive force on television -- make that drivel-vision -- today! They benefit financially by promoting hatred of the values that most Americans hold dear. TELEVISON NOT WORTH WATCHING IS TELEVISION NOT WORTH PAYING FOR! Do not support your political enemies! Do not donate to P-BS, and tell your Senator and Congressman or Congresswoman to VOTE TO DE- FUND P-BS!


Deke sez: The "blessings" of diversity = Bosnia-Hercegovina, the Middle East, African tribalism . . . .  DIversity is DIvision. STRENGTH = UNITY! Ask God if you doubt it!

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by Deke

Michelle Gamble-Risley, publisher and editor-in-chief of the California Computer News provides valuable insight into the confused thought processes endemic in liberal minds. The following text is excerpted from her editorial article "If It's On The Net. It Must Be True -- NOT!" in the Forum section of the August, 1997 issue of CCN . It is a fundamental example of modern liberal/Fascist "reasoning."

I have added red italic print to emphasize the points I will address later. I also refuse to use the politically correct and immorally-founded title, Ms., hence I use only last names when marital status is not clearly stated by a feminine writer. -- Diakon

Risley writes:

Deke replies:

Frankly, Risley, YOUR non-censorship CENSORSHIP PROPOSAL SICKENS ME. If any thinking person reads your article in reverse order, emphasizing the main points (as I have with bold print), and with only a modicum of knowledge about modern history, they will find the SAME semantic TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED BY tin-pot dictators from LENIN and STALIN to HITLER and CASTRO lurking in your words. Of course you don't want censorship on the Net. You want only your or your crony-approved view published there. A few years ago a newspaper (your admired medium) faded into well-deserved oblivion. Its editorial "gatekeepers" practiced to perfection that process which you recommend for the Net, and which is well established practice in today's internationalist-driven news media. It was named Pravda.

You are not pro-censorship, you are pro-censorship?!! That may not be what you said, but it IS what you mean. Hitler and company realized that if a lie is told frequently enough it will become accepted as truth. You begin your article with what is at best self-deception, and at worst a self-evident lie, "Although I am not pro censorship . . . There should be some sane kind of mechanism by which we can control the content of the Net ." If control of speech content isn't censorship, then censorship is a meaningless word, -- but words DO have meaning, Risley, whether you realize it or not. You simply reject in your convoluted and self-negating "thought" processes, that you are engaged in double-talk. Your Fascist mentors conveniently failed to teach you that thinking requires self-examination of one's conclusions, not just the approval of a jackbooted censor.

In a fatuous attempt to reinforce your clumsily side-stepped and wholly indefensible argument for censorship, you trot out the children. Awwww, the children. Of course, you quite arrogantly included adults in that same in-need-of- guidance group when you wrote, ". . . . When a webmaster presents what is essentially a big, fat story, but mocks it up in such a way that it looks legitimate, how are kids supposed to discern the difference? . . . . What if some of the information I gleaned off the Net wasn't true? What would happen if I went one step further and shared it with you, the readers? " What a revelation THAT provides about your self-image! You don't want to control what you declare to be "dummy data." You want to control ideas (dummy data) that don't meet with your approval! You obviously see yourself as the mighty protector-ette of children and adults who hang on your every utterance as though it came from on high, and who would collapse into intellectual ruin if you provided misinformation! We adults don't have the ability to sift garbage from truth! We adults most certainly don't have the ability to communicate those errors to our children! We need the all-wise nanny Risley to hold our hands, and lead us down the Yellow Brick Road to truth! -- Truth? NO! Censorship? YES!

Despite your misgivings, Risley, WE AMERICAN PARENTS CAN SUPERVISE OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION, and their exposure to ideas without your interference. You and your ilk have arrogated to yourselves the power to protect every living human being from those ideas you find to be untrue; those ideas which oppose the ideology which you worship. Yours idea is, fundamentally, Fascist. You walk the same path, using the same cold and manipulative techniques established by the Nazis and modern-day liberal Fascists: using children as the instrumentalities of EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL, convenient tools to achieve the enforcement of your "truth" through the suppression of opposition speech that might "harm" or "mislead" them.

Then there is your not-so imaginary " . . . . history book full of fairy tales . . . . failing to mention the stories are all untrue." Ignore the painful redundancy of your sentence, and try to understand what you have suggested in the blinding light of reality. Examine the history of the United States in World War II that is being taught in our government (so-called "public") schools. Those "history" lessons teach that our use of the atomic bombs against the Imperial Japanese aggressor's cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of terrible cruelty upon a country seeking peace. Next try interviewing some of the people still living who experienced the reality World War II. The TRUTH and REALITY is that given the history of Imperial Japan throughout that war, it was quite reasonable to conclude that the Japanese were preparing to use the same Kamikaze (suicide bomber) tactics to halt the invasion of their homeland that they used on our ships in the Leyte Gulf. That is REAL history, not a revisionist's fairy tale! The Pentagon's initial casualties percent estimate for the invasion of Japan by the first waves of U.S. and Allied soldiers, based on more than four year's EXPERIENCE, was 100%. Even more tragically, millions of bamboo-spear wielding Japanese civilians would have fallen to Allied bombs, bullets, and bayonets before the survivors faced REALITY. Many would have followed the way of Bushido, choosing hara kiri (ritual suicide) to surrender as had the Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima, Rabaul, and hundreds of other Pacific islands.

Fortunately for both the Japanese aggressors (they attacked us) and the Allied defenders, the Allied invasion and probable self-inflicted Japanese genocide was avoided at the terrible price of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After the obliteration of those cities, Emperor Hirohito realized that he was a dead man unless he surrendered. The war was over.

Risley, truth is founded in REALITY and EXPERIENCE, and the WORD OF ALMIGHTY GOD, not human imagination. Your postulated fairy-tale history book is contorted REALITY -- both on the Net and in government schools. Doubtless you would seek to silence opposition to that revisionist drivel. Your "gatekeepers" are already working full-time in the government schools, and now you seek to impose them on the Net.

Thanks but no thanks, Risley, WE PARENTS CAN CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN, and their exposure to opposing ideas WITHOUT YOUR INTERFERENCE and CENSORSHIP. If I can learn to differentiate truth from revisionist lie, so can other adults -- and their children. WE EMPHATICALLY DO NOT NEED YOUR FASCIST "GATEKEEPERS," protectors of "truth", checking the "data" TO PREVENT OUR LEARNING INFORMATION WHICH NEGATES YOUR FAVORITE PROPAGANDA. Editorial (read socialist / communist / fascist) "gatekeeping" is already the norm in our so-called "news media", whose virtues you blindly promote. Our forefathers shed their blood and gave their lives in opposing people who advanced and tried to enforce the ultimate goal of your ideology. As long as there are people who would essay to institute the methods of Fascist information control you espouse, there will be millions more of us willing to continue that fight. We WILL protect our children from Fascist dictators, just as did the heroes of WWII.

The answer to your pseudo anti-censorship "dilemma" is simple for you, and for your cohorts. If you don't like the concepts embodied in the Internet, just cancel your ISP subscription, close CCN, and start writing for Cosmopolitan. If you want your proposed "non-censorship censorship" to be your reality, then you should band together with your fellow censors and move somewhere you would feel comfortable. Clearly YOUR IDEOLOGY opposes the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. So, perhaps FIDEL CASTRO needs a new "GATEKEEPER." Of course, there is always the prospect of being a "gatekeeper" for the North Korean News Agency, or a Communist Red Chinese propaganda rag -- but the pay isn't very good. In those venues, "PROTECTION" from unwanted ideas is still the norm. There your brand of non-censorship censorship is practiced and welcome. You might even work there for a while -- until reality puts those dictatorships out of business just as it did the Soviet Union and Pravda.

"An ignorant populace is easily enslaved." --Deke, 1994

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Jury Duty

(From the March, 1996 issue of The Geoff Metcalf Newsletter, c. Geoff Metcalf; 1996. May be reprinted without permission.)

March started out with my being called for jury duty. I was actually kinda looking forward to the experience and, had I been willing to lie and / or compromise my principles, I might have actually gotten to serve on a jury. That however, was not to be the case.

Day one, I was told to call to receive instructions. I did, and was told to call back. Day two, I was ordered to report to the jury lounge, and did. Half way through the "hurry up and wait" cattle call, they played an orientation tape for us to view. After having viewed the tape, I went home and wrote the following letter.

March 5, 1996 Jury Commissioner Sacramento County 700 H Street Sacramento, CA

Dear Madam,

I have been called to jury duty and was recently (Tuesday 3/5/96) called to report. In the process of the jury orientation I watched the video which was shown. I was surprised by what I thought to be incorrect information presented in the video, and am seeking clarification.

As a radio talk show host, I have had the opportunity to interview a wide and eclectic variety of representatives from various organizations. Additionally, my reading and research indicates that the power of a juror is far more significant than presented in your orientation.

There was a November 30th 1984 article in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune entitled "What judges don’t tell juries" and subsequent reference data (U.S. v. Dougherty, 473 F 2nd 1113, 1139 in 1972) which suggest your orientation is misleading.

The first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay, said "The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in ontroversy." Your video states the opposite.

Chief Justice Samuel Chase (in 1796) said "The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts." Your video states the opposite.

In U.S. v. Dougherty, 473 F 2nd 1113, 1139 (1972), it states clearly that "The Jury has an unreviewable and unreversible power… to acquit in disregard of the instructions on the law given by trial judge..." Your video states the opposite.

Given I will certainly talk about my jury experience (in general non- specific terms) on my program, I would greatly appreciate your clarification and/or correction of my current belief. Since I am scheduled to interview people from the Fully Informed July Association again, I would very much like to have cited whatever law or precedent nullifies the beforementioned references.

Thank you for whatever courtesy and/or consideration you may extend.

Sincerely, Geoffrey M. Metcalf

I hand delivered the letter to the Jury Commissioner and subsequently was told I could meet with the presiding judge. I met with Judge William Ridgeway and we spent a pleasant thirty minutes during which he gave me a recent court ruling which he said would address my questions. I read the ruling (twice) and the next day hand delivered to Judge Ridgeway and the Jury Commissioner the following letter:

March 6, 1996

The Honorable William Ridgeway Presiding Judge Sacramento Superior & Municipal Courts 720 Ninth Street - Department 25 Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Judge Ridgeway,

Thank you most kindly for your courtesy, time, and graciousness in responding to my previous query. Also, thank you for providing me with a copy of People v. Fernandez to complement our discussion.

As I indicated' I have, over the years, been flooded with documents from a wide variety of "outside the main" sources. I do not consider myself partisan politically, and have routinely maintained I am more concerned with "what" is right or wrong, rather than "who" is right or wrong. However, in the wake of considerable reading and study, I DO consider myself to be a Constitutional Conservative. The Founders had it right.

Notwithstanding the obfuscation of time and inertia, I still consider The Constitution and the Bill of Rights to be the Supreme law of the Land.

After our meeting, I was hopeful the documents you provided would clarify my questions regarding jury nullification, and refute Justice Jays contention that "The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy." However, after careful reading of the pages you unlawful gave me, I find my concerns about jury instructions exacerbated rather than quelled.

On page 712 it notes "..we hold that the trial court did not have to advise the jury of its power to nullify a verdict…", yet specifically IMPLIES the jury HAS the power to nullify a verdict. On page 714 it notes "We need not decide whether" the jury's power to acquit where the law may dictate otherwise is a fundamental necessity of a democratic system’." It continues "A jury has the ‘undisputed’ power to acquit, even if its verdict is contrary to the law instructed upon by the court and contrary to the evidence." THAT is consistent with my expressed concerns. The next point, I feel, crystallizes the conflict, "few states still give juries the power to judge both law and fact." Why? and On What Authority? Can a state unilaterally choose to abrogate the Constitution with a line item veto?

The suggestion that the only proper recourse to bad law is to elect legislators to change laws, I find to be a hollow and myopic defense. I feel very strongly that "An unconstitutional act is not law..." (Norton v, Shelby County 118 US 425 p442). I would and do consider improper jury instructions to be similar to what, in the military, we are told to recognize as an unlawful order.

I can recognize the rationalization (and I believe it is just that) that courts use for not informing jurors of their power. However, I find it fascinating that no court seems prepared to refute the power of the juror.

I have sworn an oath "…to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic." That oath still means a great deal to me. I cannot and will not swear any oath which requires me to undermine or abrogate my previous pledge.

Your Honor, I am not one of the radical fringe. If anything I am a staunch traditionalist. I respect and support order and the law. I reject the form and substance of anarchy. However, much of what I read in People v. Fernandez suggests an effort on the part of the courts to avoid and skirt a fact which disrupts procedure.

I can find no facts which mitigate the "undisputed power" of a juror.

Notwithstanding my strong beliefs, I very much appreciate your courtesy, assistance and cooperation, and again thank you…

Sincerely, Geoffrey M. Metcalf

The next day I was released and thanked for my participation.

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By Deke

There was anticipation of the Christmas season in the air. There was burning hatred in one deceived soul. It was Monday morning, December 1, 1997, at Heath High School , in West Paducah, Kentucky. Atheism, Christian-bating bigotry, and its bloody aftermath shattered the joy of the season -- forever. A fourteen-year-old man, well-known as an anti-Christ atheist bigot, an habitual harasser of a Christian morning prayer group at his high school, laid cowardly plans and then coldly murdered three of his defenseless Christian classmates. Obviously, the crime was motivated by his victim's public demonstrations of faith in Almighty God at their government-run school. In a moment of hate-driven blindness he slaughtered the hopes of those who loved both him and his victims. Then, stunned and uncomprehending of his horrible deed, he wondered aloud why he did it, asking for forgiveness as his schoolmates bled their youthful lives away on the floor near him.

The answer to his at-once pathetic and despicable question is simple: He was driven to murder by his own gullibility and hatred, willingly supported by the intolerance and institutionalized anti-Christian prejudice and propaganda that relentlessly pours from the foul mouths of the walking corpses who expound their hatred both in the government's schools and the broadcast and print media. They do it with impunity, their disgusting rhetoric tolerated as free speech, their hands soaked with the blood of the faithful Christian children from Heath High School. Adolf Hitler himself could have done not one bit better in corrupting this young man's consciousness, bending it to murder.

Tom Brokaw-kaw-kaw, a blank-staring mindless "talking head," in covering the murders on Monday evening, said that he couldn't find a clear motive for this calculating killer. He was joined in his blindness by CNN who printed the same offensive, politically correct drivel, clumsily disguised as confusion. Of course they couldn't find a motive. They are shills of the left! Christian children lay dead, but the atheist, the communist, the socialist, and the left-wing liberal hate-mongers will never admit that any Christian can be the victim of a hate crime when the leftist-liberals themselves are the wellspring of that hatred. They know that Christians commit hate crimes. Many of them are convinced that the twisted people they support do no wrong when they execute Christians, young or old, for the imaginary crimes those Christian-baters have defined in their fetid minds. That is why they are "confused." Be certain that they will not be confused for long. Be certain that they and many of their media lackeys WILL find a contemptible way to "prove" that these tragic victims were responsible for their own deaths. Perhaps this terrible waste of our most precious resource will awaken a few of them, but don't count on it.

Very soon, politically correct lunatics and psycho-babblers will start calling for mercy upon this young predator. They will wring their bloody hands, writhing and crying that he is just a child. They will whine that he should be shown mercy because of his "terribly distorted family background." The more normal his family was, the louder they will scream. They will point the finger of blame at his parents or the instrumentality he used to commit murder, while ignoring the culpability of their anti-Christ bigot friends in the National Education Association and teacher's unions who expound and support the propaganda that infected the mind of this young killer with a hatred that only blood could assuage.

A callous murderer, no matter his age, must never be patted on the back, told that he will be OK, and then be sent on his way after a few years in a youth prison- resort. Violence, hatred, and bigotry, the essence of his actions, must be punished swiftly, surely, and without remorse. Punishment must be exacted with the same relentless sense of purpose that drove him when he committed his crime. Trial as an adult by a judge and jury, deliberation of the facts, and a death sentence if he is convicted, is very appropriate in this case. The least this killer should receive is life imprisonment in an age- and offense-segregated adult maximum security institution, without possibility of parole.

A segregated prison? Yes! It would only magnify the loss of life were he to be made a martyr for whining liberals should he be sodomized or murdered in his first week behind bars. He should be housed separately until he is an adult, then be given the well-earned privilege of fending for himself among his fellow murderers in an unsegregated maximum security facility. That sentence, however, would not be wholly just. The premeditated, hatred-driven nature of his act demands a death sentence if he is convicted. The mercy he gave should be the mercy he receives.

Do not mistake my disgust and loathing of this young man's acts for hatred. Every Christian should be praying that God, in His infinite mercy, will comfort the families of the victims, draw the young murderer to Him, and forgive his sins through the shed blood of Christ Jesus. God can save murderers just as easily as any other sinner. Nevertheless, should he submit to God, it does not relieve him of responsibility for his heinous acts. He must suffer the appropriate and well-deserved punishment for his crimes, for the misery he created, and for the incalculable loss to our nation. Pray for everyone who has been touched by this horror. May Almighty God have mercy upon us all.

Copyright 1997 Deke (a pseudonym)

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The Jonesboro, Arkansas Middle School Murders ©

By Deke


(2:30 PM 3-24-97 [re-edited and updated at 4:42 PM]) This afternoon at a little after 12 PM, PST, the Ken Hamblin "Black Avenger" radio talk show was interrupted by a correspondent from a radio station in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Curiously, Ken had just been running his commentary on another executed murderer when the news story broke.

According to the Arkansas radio station correspondent who called Ken, and late-breaking reports on the Ken Hamblin Show which were attributed to the Arkansas State Police and Sheriff Dale Haas, yesterday two boys aged 11 and 13 years had been disciplined at Jonesborough's Westside Middle School. The two boys returned to their school today, seeking revenge with high-powered rifles. At about 12:40 PM Arkansas time, the boys, dressed in camouflage uniforms, triggered the school's fire alarms. They then ran into the woods near the school and took well-covered firing positions. According to early police reports and local call-in commentaries on the Hamblin show, the boys opened fire as their classmates filed out of the school in response to the alarm. It was reported that they shot 15 Sixth and Seventh grade students. Two sixth or seventh grade girls died of their wounds. A third death has been reported by St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. The victim's names have not been released. Additional reports indicate that at least one teacher was wounded.

Tonight there will be grieving parents and schoolmates, empty beds, empty lives, and the end of innocence for the families and friends of the victims. Pray God comfort for them. Pray God's wisdom for our nation, and for swift and certain justice. Pray that He will awaken this nation to the source of this most recent terrible loss.

The number of these heinous crimes is increasing. Last December 1, in Paducah, Kentucky, three innocent Heath High School Christian girls joined in prayer group before class. They died in a hail bullets aimed at them by the hands of an anti-Christian bigot fellow student. Leftists sought to blame the gun, not the murderer. Do you see something wrong with that picture? How many days will it take before the leftist lunatics start blaming these new deaths on a piece of inanimate metal instead of accepting their share in these crimes, and pointing the finger of guilt at the real culprits: the two murderers?

Leftists have a share in these murders? You bet they do! There is an obvious lack of moral constraints among our youth. Guess who loosed the moral bonds? Does "If it feels good it can't be bad." sound familiar? More and more of our children are willing to kill for the slightest provocation -- it makes them feel good, for a moment. Every citizen should be asking themselves, "What it is that is causing this callous disregard for human life in the last forty years?" The answer is obvious to those who are not utterly blind to the realities of the past five decades, or willing to blame inanimate objects (guns) for the hatred and deaths. The body count is growing. There is a reason for the carnage.

In the last fifty years and more, there has been a concerted effort in the government's elementary and high schools to institute "freethinking" behavior, agnosticism or atheism, mixed with heavy doses of liberalism. It is an extension of the socialist moral corruption that had infected our colleges in even earlier decades.

Now this humanist ideology has been institutionalized in our "public" elementary and secondary schools. It is being force-fed to, and even graded by the teachers of our impressionable children in the name of "sensitivity," the sweet-sounding poison of "values clarification," and the overall goals of Outcomes-based Education (OBE). "VALUES CLARIFICATION" is an oxymoron, like "honest liar" or "safe schools." Values clarification, and other similar terms are really "NO VALUES INDOCTRINATION" because there are no "teeth" in the idealistic sewage the government schools pump into children's waiting minds.

God, and a deeply instilled respect for His law and moral code is the answer to curtailing these increasing tragedies, both the mass killings and the individual homicides which are so prevalent among our youth. Return God and His standards to the schools and our children, and in one generation there will be a return to the behavior that is legendary, almost mythical, extending backward to the founding of our nation from the "Happy Days" of the 50's.

Of course, God is anathema in the government schools. After all, Thomas Jefferson (who had nothing to do with the writing of the Constitution) declared a "wall of separation" between the church and the state -- or better, between our school children and God. After all, many of our nation's kids never receive any moral instruction at home. Combined with the outright loathing of Christian morality and the Bible in the government schools (they're NOT public), "values clarification," and the outright loathing of Christian morality, the result is obvious. Ever more regularly our children bleed their lives away in the "hallowed halls" of our once God-fearing schools. What can be done?

Demand that Christian morality be returned to our schools. Demand that our children be taught a God-based system of right and wrong. If the government school dictators refuse, end funding of "public" education, vote down all school bonds, vote out of office any public-school supporting politician, vote for school vouchers, vote for parental choice. Close your pockets and the end of this corrupt system that is killing our children.

It is written:

Deuteronomy 5:17 "You shall not murder." (NIV)

Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. (NIV)

Proverbs 20:7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. (NIV)

Psalms 34:11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. (NIV)

Matthew 5:21-22 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell." (NIV)

Mark 7:21-23 "For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'" (NIV)

Psalms 103:17-18 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-- with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. (NIV)

Eph 6:4 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (NIV)

Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.(NIV)


[3-24-97, 6:30 PM.] The latest reports from Jonesboro indicate another victim has died. Several of the victims had suffered more than twenty bullet wounds, and several are near death. The assailants were driving a van loaded with additional weapons and ammunition. The status of the van was not reported. One Westside student said in an interview that he had heard one of the suspects threaten to shoot his schoolmates on several occasions. The police authorities are searching for a third accomplice, the person responsible for setting off the fire alarm. --Deke

[3-24-97, 10 PM.] It has been confirmed that two more shooting victims have died. One teacher and another girl. The assailants had placed themselves in the woods to the rear of the school. Although reports from Jonesboro are still not clear, it appears that five have lost their lives. This gave them a clear view of the area where the sixth and seventh grade students regularly congregated. Earlier reports of a victim with as many as twenty bullet wounds now seem inaccurate. Current statements from officials indicate that approximately 27 shots were fired during the assault. Today five more tragic, young victims are added to the mounting death toll, a "gift" of government school "values clarification" and the elimination of Christian moral standards from government schools and our society. Liberals, hang your heads in shame! You are the source of their "freedom" to murder.

[3-25-97, 1:30 PM. -Heroism among tragedy - ] A very somber caller to Ken Hamblin's radio talk show reported that Shannon Wright, a Westside spelling and language teacher gave her life to save one of the children. She stepped between a girl the caller named as six grader Amber Vanoven, and into the sniper's line of fire. She took a bullet in her chest, saving the student. Mrs. Wright and her unborn baby died. Six lives have been ended. Jesus says, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13 [NIV]) May God accept their heroic souls into His presence.

[3-27-97, 6:20 PM.] As our nation and bereaved families mourn the loss of our precious children and a heroic teacher, as the pitiable victims are interred, a story of unsung heroism largely has been untold. The hero, the vice principal of Westside Middle School, brought the slaughter of his students to an abrupt end. As the snipers were firing on the helpless students, this hero ran to his car and retrieved his handgun. He successfully arrested the murderers at gunpoint, holding them until police arrived.

The leftist news media have all but totally ignored his story, even though he was in possession of a firearm on school property. Could it be that the broadcast and newsprint media ignored his act of extreme heroism because they simply forgot about it? Why did they refuse to recognize that it took an act of deadly force , an act done with a handgun, with the sole purpose of preserving life? How long will it be before the left begins demanding this hero's arrest while whining for mercy upon the murderers? What motivates the media to ignore him? Could it be that heroism is less valued by them than the opportunity to capitalize on the deaths of these poor children and the agony of their families to promote their agenda, the disarming of the American people? How many more children, how many more defenseless and heroic adults must die at the hands of criminals before the foolhardiness of leaving our citizens disarmed and helpless against well-armed maniacs is recognized for the insanity that it is?

Copyright ©1998 Deke (a pseudonym)

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Littleton, Colorado: A Failure to Learn

Is it such a great mystery that a country which has engaged in, made legal, and found morally acceptable and defensible the slaughter of unborn children, the elderly, and the infirm, would have those who were born only a few years ago engage in murder themselves? Of course not. Euthanasia is murder. Assisted suicide is murder. Abortion kills children. Abortion is murder. A callous disregard for human life has become part of our society. We, who in our self-righteousness, point to the Orient and accuse them of having no regard for human life have none ourselves. When children are cruel to each other, we just say, "Children are cruel." The cruelty continues, uncorrected.

We support the murder of inconvenient human beings. It took decades to put the murderer, Jack Kevorkian behind bars. Why should our children think differently? Why does this nation mourn the loss of 14 young adults, barely notice the loss of their beloved coach, and ignore the agonizing deaths of millions of aborted babies and Kevorkian's victims? Were the coach's life or those of Kevorkian's victims worth less than the teens' because they weren't teenagers? What does all of this say of the value we place on all human life? Why should we agonize over the deaths of 14 teenagers when we are willing to consider the insane notion that it is of no consequence to kill the aging, weak, the infirm, and the infant in the womb? Does this make sense?

The nation that kills together breeds children who kill together. Children understand the message: human life is without value. Human beings are things to be manipulated for pleasure and convenience, thereafter to be discarded. Life has no more value or meaning than the transitory self- indulgence which can be extracted from it. The broken remnants are only irrelevant, empty, dead shells, discarded for lack of utility. Grade school and high school massacres are Biblical reciprocity, the law of sowing and reaping, brought to its logical, grisly conclusion.


Copyright ©1999 Deke (a pseudonym)

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