Due to my dire financial situation, I am dropping my DSL Internet connection effective August 1, 2013.
Having been trashed over at for my views on the Zimmerman case, this means I will not be posting anymore. I have had a good run at timebomb going back some 15 years. I have noticed there is a liberal group think, as well as a conservative group think. The company line applies to both ends of the political spectrum. At any rate, Doomer Doug is an independent, populist with a streak of anarchy. It is time to retire the Doomer Doug moniker I think.

If you remove race and politics and view the Zimmerman case from a private security angle, several things become clear. The first one is Zimmerman just cost the neighborhood watch group he was with a one million dollar settlement. I assure you that every single insurance company in the USA that provides liability insurance for any private security company or neighborhood watch group has called them already. They will tell them to give detailed documentation related to the training of all their employees. They will expect this by the end of August, or the insurance companies will cancel their insurance.

The other thing is either Zimmerman used good security procedure or he did not. Doomer Doug thinks he did not. Doomer Doug thinks this means that Zimmerman is guilty of negligent manslaughter. For this view he has been called a troll, etc over at timebomb. So be it.

Zimmerman observed and reported Mr. Martin. This is standard security procedure. Zimmerman then ignored the advice of the 911 dispatcher and exited the car. Some timebomb posters think this is no big deal. The reason the neighborhood watch just paid out one million dollars is they understand it was negligent for Zimmerman to do that. Zimmerman went into an uncontrolled situation, and he had no idea of how things would happen. Zimmerman had no backup when he did this. Zimmerman escalated the situation to lethal force and did not use a flashlight, a taser, mace, or baton before he used his weapon.
Doomer Doug looks at all that and sees an incompetent, poorly trained officer who ignored advice and caused the death of Mr. Martin.
Doomer Doug realizes that he will get trashed for this opinion. So what?
The final impact of the Zimmerman case will relate to the new regulations imposed on private security companies and neighborhood watch groups in the USA. The arming of neighborhood watch will be restricted. The insurance companies will demand proof of training. The government will demand enhanced background checks and possibly psych evaluations. Doomer Doug can’t imagine Mr. Siwa’s group the Guardian Angels behaving like this. Assuming the insurance companies and the government allow neighbor hood watch groups to continue, they will be much more heavily regulated than prior to Mr. Zimmerman’s incompetence. At any rate, to appease the political aspects you may rest assured private security and neighborhood watch groups will be under intense government scrutiny for a long time.
The way private security works is you get a screwup like Zimmerman and then you get new regulations from the government to deal with it. It is entirely possible that no neighbor hood watch group will be allowed to have armed officers. The insurance companies may refuse to offer insurance and that will be the end of the matter.
I bid you all a fond farewell. It has been a wild ride since 1998. I do not think the present trends can continue much longer. If nothing else, Fukushima is going to render our human DNA into who knows what. In that context, Zimmerman, Syria and even our Marxist thugs Obama and Eric Holder pale into nothingness.
We can also be sure that Holder and Obama will exploit the Zimmerman case as much as they can.
Zimmerman is a fool. Nuff said.
Zimmerman is no hero. Zimmerman is no poster boy for the self defense crowd. Zimmerman was a fool who created a situation that resulted in a death that didn’t need to happen. Apparently many people don’t seem to think that is important.


  1. Doug

    I hope some, actually a lot, of good fortune comes your way soon. I have been following you since 98 going back to the Gold Eagle days and have enjoyed your writings and occasional “rants”

    Warmest Regards,

    John J.


  2. I agree with a lot of what you have to say on this matter, Doug and if baffles me why people can’t dilsagree with someone without getting personal.
    I don’t know if Zimmerman is guilty of anything or not but he certainly escalated the matter and if will cost him and his family everything.
    Because I have been a soldier a good bit of my life and know a little about guns people will often ask my advice about using a firearm for defense. I always tell them to consider the ramifications very carefully before you decide to carry because the state and it’s minions will do everything to take you down even if your life was in danger if you take the life of the wrong kind of person.
    I personally carry pepper spray and a makeshift Yawara stick daily and just stay out of bad areas. I also use locks, spotlights and dogs to protect my residence and keep in mind that running away to fight another day is a good strategy.
    I hope to still see you around on TB2K and the Tree where I sometimes post as Moleman.


  3. Doug:
    I agree with john. I lurked there for years and you were a bright spot for timebomb. I agree with the assessment above concerning Zimmerman. Mistake #1 getting out of car and #2 no use of non-lethal weapons first. I think he was looking for the action.

    I am sorry your finances are asunder again. I don’t do the kindle or I would buy your books.
    Good luck and God Speed in all you do.



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