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Monday, January 14, 2013

It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!

The following post is reproduced from a Free Republic article, which is a response from this Gateway Pundit post :  
     'Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese   and Indian Armies'

It's time to mock the "Gun Control" Zombies!
"Gun Control" is a firm grip, steady breathing, accurate aim (developed by lots of practice), and a slow trigger pull.

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
We need to learn from the Swiss and implement their "gun control measures" here in the United States right now, today!
These laws are the ones we should shove into the "2nd Amendment Haters" faces.

    " Today, military service for Swiss males is universal. At about age 20, every Swiss male goes through 118 consecutive days of recruit training in the Rekrutenschule. ...

    Even before required training begins, young men and women may take optional courses with the Swiss army's M57 assault rifle.
    They keep that gun at home for three months and receive six half-day training sessions.

    From age 21 to 32, a Swiss man serves as a "frontline" troop in the Auszug, and devotes three weeks a year (in eight of the 12 years) to continued training.
    From age 33 to 42, he serves in the Landwehr (like America's National Guard); every few years, he reports for two-week training periods.
    Finally, from ages 43, to 50, he serves in the Landsturm; in this period, he only spends 13 days total in "home guard courses."

    Over a soldier's career he also spends scattered days on mandatory equipment inspections and required target practice.
    Thus, in a 30-year mandatory military career, a Swiss man only spends about one year in direct military service.
    Following discharge from the regular army, men serve on reserve status until age 50 (55 for officers).

    By the Federal Constitution of 1874, military servicemen are given their first equipment, clothing and arms.
    After the first training period, conscripts must keep gun, ammunition and equipment an ihrem Wohnort ("in their homes") until the end of their term of service.

    Today, enlisted men are issued M57 AUTOMATIC assault rifles and officers are given pistol.
    Each reservist is issued 24 rounds of ammunition in sealed packs for emergency use.
      (Contrary to Handgun Control's claim that "all ammunition must be accounted for," the emergency ammunition is the only ammo that requires accounting.)

    After discharge from service, the man is given a bolt rifle free from registration or obligation.
    Starting in the 1994, the government will GIVE ex-reservists assault rifles. Officers carry pistols rather than rifles and are given their pistols the end of their service.

    When the government adopts a new infantry rifle, it sells the old ones to the public.

    Reservists are encouraged to buy MILITARY ammunition
      (7.5 and 5.6mm-5.56 mm in other countries-for rifles and 9 and 7.65 mm Luger for pistols)
    which is sold AT COST by the government, for target practice .
    Non-military ammunition for long-gun hunting and .22 Long Rifle (LR) ammo are not subsidised, but are subiect to NO sales controls.
    Non-military non-hunting ammunition more powerful than .22 LR (such as .38 Spl.) is registered at the time of sale.

    Swiss military ammo must be registered IF bought at a private store, BUT NEED NOT BE REGISTERED IF bought at a range.
    The nation's 3,000 shooting ranges sell the overwhelming majority of ammunition.
    Technically, ammunition bought at the range must be used at the range, but the rule is barely known and almost never obeyed.

    The army SELLS a variety of machine guns, submachine guns, anti-tank weapons, anti-aircraft guns, howitzers and cannons.
    Purchasers of these weapons require an EASILY OBTAINED cantonal license, and the weapons are registered.
    In a nation of six million people, there are at least two million guns, including 600,000 FULLY AUTOMATIC assault rifles, half a million pistols, and numerous machine guns.
    Virtually every home has a gun.

    Besides SUBSIDIZED military surplus, the Swiss can buy other firearms easily too.
    While long guns require NO special purchase procedures, handguns are sold only to those with a Waffenerwerbsschien (purchase certificate) issued by a cantonal authority.
    A certificate is issued to every applicant over 18 who is not a criminal or mentally infirm.

    There are NO restrictions on the carrying of long guns.
    About half the cantons have strict permit procedures for carrying handguns, and the other half have NO rules at all.
    There is NO discernible difference in the crime rate between the cantons as a result of the different policies.

    Thanks to a lawsuit brought by the Swiss gun lobby, semi-automatic rifles require NO PURCHASE PERMIT and are NOT registered by the government.
    Thus, the ONLY long guns registered by the government are FULL AUTOMATICS."

The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
Let's adopt THEIR LAWS !

Thursday, July 05, 2012

In memory to Leo: my best friend and companion who suddenly passed away

Further thoughts on the passing away of my steadfast loyal Shar-pei Leo:

I am extremely saddened by the unexpected and sudden passing away of my 14-yr faithful loyal mate Leo. He was part Shar-pei, part German Shepard, though i always preferred to think of him as simply a Shar-pei, period. He had a slight muff around his neck, and a smooth layer of hair, which when you got to washing him revealed a much more thicker coast underneath. That made the job of washing him a major chore, though he kept himself fairly neat and clean , unlike my other still-surviving dog, the Cockapoo Fuji, who easily got dirty.

Leo was a contradiction: he craved attention but disliked being petted or hugged, and i would not describe him as being a cuddly sort, who would lick you to death: he was not that type of dog. But he very much wanted attention and was always wandering in my way as i would pass back and forth and around in the back yard or garage. That would often aggravate me as i passed thru the back yard, but that was more my fault as i lack patience, and because i was under pressure, had pressing tasks, hectic schedules, and burdensome chores. Leo was very understanding of that and would quickly back away if he saw me aggravated and focused on some task. He was a very even-tempered dog, fairly smart and could pick up my moods very well.

Leo was part of my small family houshold for 14 yrs, and in those 14 yrs, thru a dozen contracting jobs, career shifts, family events, vacations, frequent wanderings in and out of my home, all thru my frequent trips and outdoor travels and hobbies he was always a constant steadfast presense day in and day out, having the whole garage and back yard as his domain. He was always there to greet me as i left my home to go to work or on short vacations, and when i came back he never complained a wit, though i took him for granted and selfishly was focued on my own needs and desires, not giving Leo nearly enough love and the attention he craved. Now he is gone from this earth, and i can only dwell and reflect bitterly over my not providing Leo with more quality time and adventures away from his steadfast but rather routine 14 years, almost wholly spent in my backyard and garage.

Once a week( not enough for the active outdoor-loving Leo), i would take him for walks around the neighborhood to get him out of his dull home routine, but regret not providng him with more trips out of the house. He was rather large at 60+ pounds and grew more and more stout, heavy, and

lethargic as he aged, making it more and more difficult over time to put him in my truck to take him places.

For 14 yrs Leo was an integral member of my home and property: he was extremely vital as a guard and watchdog in my rather down-trodden, somewhat gettoized hood. Though he was trained to be gentle thru affectionate love he was a formidable-looking 60 IB presense, and just being in my yard kept my home safe from intruders entire 14 yrs. I will never know what those stong square jaws would have done to a burglar, but he had a pit-bull grip and loved to play tug with me using bones, towels, ropes ect. You could hit him hard on the head and he would never let go of his grip.

I am saddened that i did not give him more attention and play time over 14 yrs, and especally in his later years. I took him too much for granted. His favorite resting spot was a low flat wooden platform in the garage where he spent most of the day and all night sleeping. He drank water frequently, and in his later years regrettably spent inordinate amounts of time lying on that perch, sleeping away most of the day and growing more and more lethargic and fat. He was looking OK, alert and fairly normal even up to his last night, and i had no prior warning nor idea he would succume to sudden disease and death next morning. Even as late as 11 pm the previous night he idled up to me in the garage, nuzzling me with his nose in typical fashion, which was a nightly routine and habit repeated 1000's of times over 14 years.

I will not dwell any furthur in the tragic circumstances of his untimely death: all i can say is it was unexpected, sudden and out of the blue. To dwell on it any more is useless, as he is gone forever, and hopefully his soul rests in some peaceful place in dog heaven.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

My faithful companion of 14 yrs, my Sharpei Leo, passed away unexpectedly

I want to make this post a tribute and paean to my dearest most faithful companion for 14 yrs, my beautiful brown Shar-pei Leo, who passed away suddenly on morning of July 3 2012, at around 10 am. His death was sudden and completely unexpected, and came without any warning nor indication of serious problems. Only thing i noticed was he had a fairly constant but low-level hoarse cough last few weeks prior to his passing, but otherwise Leo appeared fairly alert, happy and was eating normal right up to his last meal the night before his passing.

As I write this post i am still in a bit of shock over the death of my true and only faithful constant companion. Leo was a well-adjusted even-tempered dog though a bit shy and preferred not to be hugged or petted. However, Leo loved me scratching his back close to his tailbone, and always loved sadling up next to me when i plopped down in my lawn chair so i could rub his back with my foot. He was a 60 pound well-muscled tanned-colored breed with a thin smooth covering of light brown hair. He like all shar-pei's had a good muff around his neck though not as pronounced as chows. He was described by most passerbys on his walks as a handsome Breed.

Leo loved to grab old rugs,towels and blankets, and shake them vigorously as if he was shaking some animal. In his prime he was an avid seeker of small backyard game such as opossums, cats, and rats, and unfortunateky he took out a few. Leo had a strong wide jaw which could grip & hold fast like a bulldog. I know that in tugs between him and me over ropes, bones and rags his jaw would clamp like a vise.

Leo was an integral part of my small 2-person household who shared our home for 14 yrs-he was family. I regret that i never gave him enough walking and exercise, though he had a whole yard to romp in. I regret that i took him for granted: he was always there when i came and went out of my house, never complained nor whined, and never caused any problems. He was spaded which took away incentives to escape and was likely why he tended to over-eat and took on too much weight as he aged-a possible factor in his untimely death.

I did take him for granted, not giving him the attention and constant loving and companionship he needed and craved. I wanted to put him in my truck and take him out to the park ot other places as my constant travel companion on my road trips but he was just too big to pack in my truck, and tying him down on my truck bed was impractical for long trips to the beach or regional wilderness park. I did walk him around my local neighborhood and nearby park 1-2 times a week. I regret that i did not provide enough travel and life experiences for him in his 14 yrs.

He is a major loss for me, my most faithful truest unfailing friend, an anchor and crutch for me in turbulent bad times, and a pychological safety valve for my own admittedly topsy-turvy life situation.

I feel lonely, as if a big hole has been blown in my life- a loss of a vital close family member. My home is suddenly cold and empty without Leo. I am by nature a loner and prefer solitude and the keyboard, so the loss of my beloved leo is so much harder to bear.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Multimillion-dollar hotel project nixed by Long Beach council -

Multimillion-dollar hotel project nixed by Long Beach council -

I live in long beach and frequent this area of SE coastal LB, which i call the Marina, which actually could benefit from addition of more hotels, condo, retail upgrade. Normally i have reservations about Long beach adding more retail developmemt, as we have tons of retail mega-developments all over the city and retail dosen't create much high- paying blue-collar jobs. However, this part of long beach is fairly wasted. There is a huge decepit oil patch brown field there and a quite uselss eyesore old marina seaport motel, currently shuddered. Can't see much upside to adding another big mega-complex retail housing developemnt in LB but then the present site as it is seems a quite useless drag and eyesore.
Enviros are happy about not cluttering long beach with yet more retail and housing and perhaps they have a point here but then enviros are opposed to any developments period if it is in their own hood(nimbyism)) Long beach does have a small but quite vocal anti-growth faction but it is confined to the prim upscale SE coastal 90803 zip where the few owners of high-priced homes wish to keep their turf free of any new housing urban developements. This is Classic nimbyism and it is a quite common feature of LA OC coastal suburbs.

Here's the article:

'A four-year stalemate over land use in southeast Long Beach came to an end when the City Council rejected a $320-million development that included a boutique hotel, science center, shops and condominiums. In a 3-to-5 vote, the City Council declined to change zoning and permit requirements on the 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway parcel, which would have allowed the construction of a 12-story condominium complex. A long-standing moratorium limits the size of buildings to three stories in the southeast area.'...

'The council also did not uphold the Planning Commission's certification of the environmental impact report, which had been approved last month but appealed by environmental and community groups. It also unanimously agreed to direct city staff to return to the council with a report on revising a 34-year-old land-use requirement.'

'It was the second attempt to develop the southeast parcel. Developers first had partnered with Lennar Corp., a national home-builder, which funded and designed a project. But the giant company pulled out four years ago because of city opposition.

'Since then, developers say they have spent millions in an attempt to bring their new project to life.'

'The Seaside Village or 2nd+PCH project would have replaced the old SeaPort Marina Hotel with 20,000 square feet of restaurant space, 275 residential units, 155,000 square feet of retail space, 50,000 square feet of hotel space, plus an underground 'garage for 1,440 cars. The 12-story tower building would have had 126,000 square feet of condominium space topped by a helipad. Supporters had argued the project would have created hundreds of new jobs and millions in revenue.'

'Long Beach already benefits from hundreds of businesses, such as Boeing, Long Beach Airport, tourism, a large oil field and the nation's second-busiest port, which produces thousands of jobs and generates $16 billion in annual trade-related wages statewide, according to city officials. Still, the city has an unemployment rate of 12.7% as of last month, compared with the county average of 11.5%. Opponents of the project argued it would have increased traffic congestion at already backed-up intersections and harmed nearby wetlands. What's more, they said, changing the city's Local Coastal Program and the Southeast Area Development Improvement Plan to accommodate the project would have set a precedent for other high-rises along PCH.'

'Dozens of residents showed up to Tuesday night's council meeting, including another developer who offered to pay a portion in updating the development improvement plan. Amid the mixed crowd, those in favor of the project wore green T-shirts with the words "Live, work, eat and play in Long Beach" on the back, while opponents wore stickers with "Second and PCH" crossed out. Councilman Gary DeLong, whose district includes the parcel site, supported the project, as did councilmembers Robert Garcia and Suja Lowenthal.'

'And while the conversation between councilmembers and lead developer David Malmuth seemed to hint the project would be approved, the council's final decision shocked many. "I'm pleasantly surprised," said environmental activist Heather Altman, a resident and foe of the project. "I was not anticipating that the vote would go this way." But for Malmuth and SeaPort Marina hotel owner Raymond Lin, the council's vote was painful and bitterly disappointing. "I feel horrible," Malmuth said. "We need to process this, but I think the project's dead." "I now have to try and do what's best for my family," Lin said of the SeaPort Marina hotel. "I've already tried to do what was right for the community."

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rediculous OWS manifesto full of BS. lies and half-lies

This is a manifesto and rediculous action epigram of the OWS port protestors which was put out by the long beach/LA OWS coalition:

"As part of the Dec. 12 Boycott and March for legalization and good jobs, the Occupy movement will protest at one or more facilities belonging to SSA Marine, a shipper owned by Goldman Sachs, with 5 terminals and a warehouse in the Harbor area. SSA Marine was recently fined for building an illegal road to the site of its massive, dirty coal terminal project in WA. It was also caught recently not alerting workers to the threat of explosive cargo in Oakland. SSA/Goldman Sachs symbolize the ruin that corporate greed has brought into our lives. The 1% are depriving port truck drivers and other workers of decent pay, working conditions and the right to organize, even while the port of LA/LB is the largest in the US and a huge engine of profits for the 1%. The 1% have pursued a conscious policy of de-industrialization that has resulted in "trade" at the port meaning that there are 7 containers coming in for every one going out. The 1% have driven migrant workers into a "grey market" economy and repression. The 1% use police brutality and repression, jails and prisons to suppress, divide and try to silence the 99% and all who oppose their insatiable greed. To put an end to all that, we call on the 99% to march, boycott, occupy the ports, and STRIKE on December 12 for full legalization, good jobs for all, equality and justice."

I want to point out the lies, half-truths,and contradictions of this OWS port shutdowm manifesto. I will ignore and bypass the SSA Marine/Goldman Sachs issue and go on to other critiques of the manifesto:

"The 1% are depriving port truck drivers and other workers of decent pay, working conditions and the right to organize, even while the port of LA/LB is the largest in the US and a huge engine of profits for the 1%."

Port big rig truck drivers are mostly driven by Teamster unionized truckers but there is a significant percentage which are independent contract non-unionized truckers, operating as small businesses on wheels. IC trucking is a major part of SoCAl delivery and logistical trucking, esp in small/ medium-sized hauling/delivery/same day courier delivery operations. Most well-known is Fed-Ex. I was for a long time involved in independent contract small truck delivery/courier services and sometimes I made out fairly well, though there are pitfalls in negotiating your delivery skills in the open market in the admittedly unregulated, dog-eat-dog world of independent contract delivery services. It is very much like starting and running your own business on wheels, and you have to set up and carry your own benefits.

IC trucking or owner-operators allow the little fellow(the 99%) to invest in their own hauling business and should not be put down by OWS. IN SoCal lots of immigrants, mainly Hispanics, operate their own big-rigs. Does OWS despise immigrants owning their own trucks and getting paid per job. BTW the biggest expense for ind contractors is high fuel prices, a result of CA and USA policies of not allowing unrestricted drilling of oil, and CA/EPA's rediculous over-strict emissions rulings, such as CA AB32 and LA Clean Ports Act.

:"The 1% have pursued a conscious policy of de-industrialization that has resulted in "trade" at the port meaning that there are 7 containers coming in for every one going out"

Who persues a conscious policy of de-industrialization in America?. It is anti-business greens and their enviro-freak political allies who have driven out all 'polluting' businesses from CA and the other 'green' states. Overly restrictive enviro-rules make it impossible to operate so-called 'dirty' businesses in CA such as resource extraction, cement plants, chemicals/metel processing, oil extraction, ect. OWS loves the green agenda but excess green enviromentalism results in loss of 1000's, even millions of jobs in dirty extractive/processing industries which would, at least in CA, employ the 99%, including a huge CA population of low-skilled south-of-border immigrants, which OWS claims to be protesting on behalf of.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Los Angeles just became a more dangerous place

California's impending overcrowded prison release program- 1000's of state prisoners will be transferred to LA County's already overcrowded jails, forcing the county and city to release prisoners early and putting pressure on the maxed-out probation dept.

Pajamas Media » Cascade Effect: California’s Prison Release Program

"The greatest share of these prisoners, up to 7,000 of them, are expected to be transferred to jails in Los Angeles County, which, according to the Los Angeles Daily News, have only 4,000 vacant beds. This influx of felons will have a cascade effect, necessitating the early release of county prisoners doing time for misdemeanors and those convicted of felonies but serving jail time as a condition of their probation. And already county jail prisoners are serving only about 20 percent of their sentences behind bars.",0,5655548.story

Second reason for LA becoming a more dangerous place is the just-passed CA law banning open carry of unloaded guns:

"Governor cites police support in signing bill that puts California at odds with relaxed measures sweeping the U.S. 2nd Amendment activists predict a surge in concealed-weapons permits. With the announcement early Monday that he had outlawed the public display of handguns in California, Gov. Jerry Brown bucked a national trend toward more lenient firearms laws and placed himself in the political cross-hairs of the state's 2nd Amendment activists."

3rd reason is:
'Police agencies in California will no longer be able to freely impound cars from sober but unlicensed drivers who are stopped at drunk-driving checkpoints under legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown...

'Under the new law written by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), if a sober driver is caught at a DUI checkpoint without a valid license, law enforcement officers must release the car to a qualified driver representing the registered owner. In cases where a legal driver is not readily available, AB 353 says, the vehicle is to be released to one later at the impound yard.'

The two new CA laws passed by Governor Brown plus the U.S Supreme Court ordering CA prisons to relieve overcrowding of CA state prisons means that los angeles will become a much more dangerous place in 2012.

Also add to above reasons a heated divisive potentially explosive presidential election year and the local economy expected to have a double-dip recession. Plus LA unemployment rates remaining around 14-15% plus continued $3.50-$4.00 per gallon gas prices. And a potential big influx of illegals leaving Arizona, Alabama and other states which are cracking down on illegal immigration and pouring into CA, which just threw out a big welcome mat for illegals with the just-passed CA DREAM ACT.

Also there was a recent decision of the CA 9th Circuit court which reversed an earlier CA Court decision banning day laborers from hanging out in front of business soliciting work.

Los Angeles will become a more dangerous and even a largely lawless city in 2012. It has always been a high crime gang-ridden ghetto-polis cesspool but the crime and general lawlessness will spike even further. Be prepared for the worst.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Touring CA in a Recession-post 4. Incident with park rangers

My fourth post of my 7 day CA trip in Sept 2011. Here i do an entire post on an unfortunate incident with National Park Rangers patrolling Sequoia-King Canyon National Park. It occurred right after i had left from Grant Grove Village and was heading toward Giant Forest section of the park. It ended with an amiable parting of the ways and no harm done.

I left Grant Grove and went back along route 180/198 in direction of of Giant Forest. It is Monday mid-afternoon Sept 5th, last day of labor day weekend, and the park is emptying of visitors real fast.
When i got to intersection of 180/198 I took a wrong turn and ended up almost back at the park entrance. I did a turn around and went back in right direction, reached the intersection again and made the correct turn this time.

Only thing is I failed to stop completely and did not know there was a stop sign there, or missed seeing it. It may be because i was tired after being on road 6 hrs straight, driving 300 miles coming from northern CA, and my road alertness was off (I didn't get my usual coffee fix). I was rather beat up and looking ragged after five days on the road, staying at rough campsites last four nights. As i made the CA rolling stop i was spotted by National Park rangers in their white and green SUV headed in the opposite direction.

They turned around and followed me for a short distance and then came the inevitable flashing lights. I pulled over to stop and 2 park rangers came out of their vehicle and approached my vehicle. I need to point out that i am a veteran experienced delivery driver and have been stopped many times by police in LA for traffic violations so i did not panic or get upset. I was only dismayed somewhat by being pulled over in a scenic national park while i was on vacation.

The rangers told me i had just gone thru a stop sign at intersection of 180/198. But they and i knew that i had slowed down sufficiently and carefully at the stop and my actions were not intentional . It was more likely i was unaware of the stop sign, missed it accidentally, or had travelers disorientation. It is important to note here that i was rather tired and maybe a bit disoriented after a long drive and also me and my pickup both looked rather rough and grimy after five days on the road .

This may have been the real reason the rangers followed me and stopped me. The rangers treated me rather suspiciously at first as if they thought i was bent on some type of criminal intent while passing thru the park. Also, It was unusual to have a park visitor arriving right after labor day and perhaps they suspected me of being a courier and/or scout for a drug cartel looking to plant pot in the mountains( CA has a huge problem with illegal marijuana farms in all it's parks/national forest mountainous regions).

Whatever the reason for the stop one of the park rangers proceeded to do a partial search of my truck's passenger side interior, and ran an ID/ license check on me. I did put up a polite but nonetheless assertive objection to this rather inqusitive search high up in the mountains while i was on vacation.

My being somewhat cooperative( though putting up mild objections) was surprising in and of itself, as i have in past traffic stops behaved rather badly and rudely to law enforcement officers. That has always landed me in hot water with both cops and the traffic court judges. It is unwise to bicker at cops during a traffic stop, even if you are absolutely certain that you committed no wrong. Cops are human and vindicative, as i have learned from long and bitter experience dealing in the brutal, often unfair, money-hungry CA Superior Court Traffic Division.

As these were park rangers and not the usual urban city police officers i was given a bit more leeway and able to assert myself a bit more against the pullover. In Los Angeles i have been stopped over 20 times and never had my vehicle searched. I knew i could make a big protest over this likely illegal search but as i had nothing to hide i allowed the rangers to search my vehicle. They would find out soon enough that i was just joe traveler on a CA car camping trip. What they were attempting to find out is if it was just that or i was on another more sinister mission.

After a few minutes of vehicle searching and somewhat friendly bantering with the rangers they seemed to relax their attitude toward me a bit. I told them frankly that they were searching the wrong person as i was politically to the right, a right-wing blogger/tweeter with Tea Party sympathies( I am not officially with the Tea Party but share many of their aims). I told them that I was your normal everyday law-abiding US citizen on a CA getaway road trip, or words to that effect.

After they they found out i had conservative views I lectured them a bit on the fact that in my home city of Los Angeles they could not conduct a license ID check on a truckfull of illegal aliens just arrived the day before from across the border without the ACLU, illegal alien activists, and even LA politicians coming down on them. The rangers appeared dismayed. I further lectured them on the criminal realities of CA and LA and how i wrote frequently on my blogsite about the gritty criminal aspects of third world ghettoized Los Angleles. They completely backed off, gave me slack and even an unexpected but captive audience as i ranted on the gangster-ridden, graffiti-infested nature of Los Angeles, of which i am a world authority and blogsite publicist. They did not issue me a ticket.

I was not really all that upset about N.P rangers doing a rather inquisitive and legally questionable stop, search and ID check on me ( I was after all on a vacation getaway and had just entered into a really spectacular scenic CA national park so I was not all that stressed). I also understand the realities and stresses of law enforcement and the phychological profiles of law enforcment officers. I have plenty of experience with being stopped by police officers for annoying traffic citations in LA , due to long experience as an express delivery driver. Most of the time officers are polite and if you treat them with respect and don't hassle them they may even let you off on a ticket. I have had that happen more than once, though in most cases I was issued the citation.

I have competed my 'interlude with National Park Rangers section', a sort of digression from my CA trip log. It was a bit unsettling to be stopped by park rangers and searched while i was on vacation but i was soon on my way to the best car/ rv camping site in the Western Sierras. I would hopefully get over this unfortunate park ranger incident quickly, though there would be one more incident before i left the park. I am normally not the tin foil conspiracy type but perhaps I was being targeted and tracked by a federal government agency. Note: The park had indeed emptied out as i have alluded to previously, due to the severe CA great recession. Even Grant Grove Village, normally a swarming beehive of visitors year-round, had at most three dozen mostly exiting campers/visitors, and 1/4 of the folk at the village were park/ concession staff.