Friday, February 8, 2013

Manhunt highlights enforcement weaknesses against determined resistance


  One man?  Come to think of it, they just abandoned the populace during the riots and the PTB seem to believe they are impervious.::) 

The ongoing manhunt for murder suspect and former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner is revealing systemic weaknesses and flaws reminiscent of the Beltway sniper attacks of over a decade ago. Not only has the presumed armed and dangerous suspect successfully eluded a massive dragnet involving police from all over Southern California, to the ski resort community of Big Bear, and now potentially “across three state and into Mexico,” but a panicked reaction in multiple incidents reveals police in the process of protecting their own posing a real danger to the public.

The shooting of two newspaper delivery women illustrates just how jittery the searchers are, and how desperate, when it’s obvious the “shoot first”-mentality officers did not see a suspect they could identify and yet opened fire anyway. The hail of bullets left the truck riddled with holes and opens the question of who else was endangered by bullets that missed it or went through it. And this wasn’t just a one-time mistake: Trigger-happy Torrance cops reportedly did the same thing to another citizen in different part of town.

More @  Examiner

The War For Restoration


We are at a critical time in American history that will either be recorded as the Great Evolution or the Great Restoration, because it cannot long stay in the present state of limbo.

It is ours to decide. We can either accept that America has evolved past the idea of state's rights and individual rights, or we can seek to restore those rights, but the question is being asked of us today. Perhaps it is not a ballot measure that one is able to vote for or against, but if one has been awake in the past few years, it is obvious that there is a question to be answered.

While one might argue that the evolution has been taking place since the Civil War, it is from the passage of the Patriot Act that the scales have been tipped toward the power of the federal government and the abandonment of individual rights. The Patriot Act brought us the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, the coordination of federal agencies and the militarization of our police forces.

More @ TL In Exile

Acapulco: Tourists Tied up with Bikinis and Gang Raped by Masked Robbers

Via Angry Mike

 Acapulco: Tourists Tied up with Bikinis and Gang Raped by Masked Robbers

A group of tourists have been raped by a masked gang who raided their holiday villa in the Mexican resort of Acapulco.

Local authorities said the armed men burst into the bungalow rented by 13 Spanish tourists, six women and seven men, and a Mexican woman, in Playa Bonfil, facing the Pacific Ocean, near the famous Punta Diamante area, local authorities said.

The attackers gagged and tied up the men with phone cables and then raped the women, who they had bound up with their own bikinis.

Police received an emergency call at 7am, five hours after the tourists' ordeal had started.

                                                           More @ International Business Times

Lost in the Fifties Tonight

Police forensic scientist at Newtown hearing: ‘Assault weapons’ ban won’t work

Via Angry Mike


The forensic scientist for the Bridgeport, Conn. Police Department sharply criticized proposed assault weapon and high-capacity magazine bans and pointed out the small number of crimes committed by high-capacity weapons in public hearing testimony last week.

Marshall K. Robinson, who said his area of expertise is “firearm and tool mark identification,” testified at the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, which was convened at the Connecticut State Capitol in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. There he opposed statements from many of the other 1,300 speakers in attendance advocating for banning high-capacity AR-15 and AK-47 firearms.

Robinson pointed out that less than two percent of the firearms he has examined since 1996 that have been linked to violent crime in Bridgeport have been the caliber of AR-15 or AK-47 weapons.

Precursor to the Sack of Rome by the Visigoths 24 August 410

Via Billy

Women in combat

The best of the six.

5. In the Israel Defense Forces it was stated that their reason for removing female soldiers from the front lines was due less to the performance of female soldiers, and more due to the behavior of the male infantrymen after witnessing a woman wounded or killed.  The IDF saw a complete loss of control over soldiers who apparently had an uncontrollable, protective, instinctual aggression, severely degrading the unit’s combat effectiveness.  Maybe this was a result of the men being raised to be gentlemen and to respect ladies.  Should this be changed?


It sounds like our government has made the decision that women should serve in combat and it has become politically correct to fully support this and very politically incorrect to even question the validity of this decision.

I discovered very early in life that there is a difference between us males and females, and I really liked the difference…as the French would say, “Viva the difference.”  That difference spills over into the military, but we are now asked to ignore that difference and fully support the decision to allow women to serve in combat.  Perhaps before we accept that completely we should make note of some clear and concise reasons why this might not be such a good idea.

Here are some of the augments that maybe this isn’t such a great idea after all:

Tarboro, NC on Gun Control



 Timothy Copeland, a private law enforcement consultant from Pitt County.

Gun control legislation has been a hot topic since the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last December.

Timothy Copeland, guest speaker at the Tarboro Rotary Club Thursday afternoon, discussed gun control laws and the proper use of the weapons.

Copeland is a retired deputy sheriff with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office specializing in jail operations.

President Barack Obama has proposed a ban on assault weapons (semi-automatic rifles), and Copeland expressed his opposition to the ban.

“So-called assault weapons have been around for 110 years,” He noted that various types of guns have been on “somebody’s banned list” at one time or another, including any gun with a barrel length less than 4 inches, under a 1980’s law known as the “Saturday night special.”

“What we need to do is clean up the mental health mess that we’ve got and we need to keep guns out of the hands of those people,” Copeland said. The Newtown, Conn. shooter, Adam Lanza, reportedly had mental health issues.

Other people who he believes should not have guns are those who do not know how to use them and those who won’t make a conscious effort to keep their guns away from children.

Like a fire extinguisher, Copeland regards a gun as “an emergency piece of equipment you hope you’ll never need to use,” but a valuable tool to have on-hand and to know how to use, if necessary.

Rotarian Dr. Jerry Price asked Copeland his opinion of limiting the size of high-capacity magazine clips used for ammunition, another part of Obama’s comprehensive plan to address gun violence.

“Once again, it’s an example of something that sounds good on the outside, but I don’t think it’s going to be effective,” Copeland said.

Price disagreed.

“I don’t see how it’s going to hurt, restricting the magazine size, because of the message it sends,” he said.

Another topic of discussion since the Newtown, Conn. shooting is having armed police officers in schools as a safety measure.

“What do you think about guns in schools?” Ronnie Ellis asked Copeland.

“I know the only way we can protect our children is to have something to protect them with,” Copeland said. “I like the idea of training specific people who will carry [handguns] discreetly.”

Ellis stated after the meeting that he is in favor of having armed personnel in schools.

“I just feel there should be someone authorized to carry a gun who would be there. That way students would know that we do have security,” Ellis said.

Al Hull asked Copeland about laws governing the sale of guns between individual owners and at gun shows. Copeland replied that a shotgun or a rifle could be sold by an individual owner without the issuance of a permit and that he opposes universal background checks for the sale of guns.

“If you purchase any firearm from a dealer, there is a background check conducted for that,” said Copeland. “Universal background checks — that’s something we’ve always opposed here in America…For the good it would do, it does too much harm.”

Copeland reasoned that universal background checks would likely punish law-abiding citizens, such as a father passing a hunting rifle on to his son, rather than punishing criminals, who, “by definition, don’t obey the law.”

Hull seemed satisfied with Copeland’s response

“I think if we abide by the laws [on the sale of guns], we’ll be alright,” he said.

Copeland also discussed concealed carry permits at Thursday’s meeting. He was among the first certified concealed carry handgun instructors in North Carolina.

“There was no such thing as a concealed carry permit back in 1977. Now, 49 of 50 states allow private citizens to carry concealed handguns under certain circumstances,” he said. “Today, we know the good guys from the bad guys because the good guys have a piece of paper.”

He also talked about the recent change in the use of a gun for self-defense, explaining to Rotary members that it is now legal to use a gun as a defense against a home intruder. Even in that case, Copeland recommended using only the amount of force necessary to overcome the attacker, not an excessive amount of force.

“I never say, ‘Shoot to kill.’ I say, ‘Shoot to stop him,’” said Copeland.

Copeland ended his talk with a statement about his right as a United States citizen to own and use a gun when the time calls for it.

“When it comes to my right to defend myself and my family, that’s very important to me,” he said.

Like Copeland, Tarboro resident Gerald Roderick opposes the proposed gun control laws. He bought a 12-gauge shotgun and a 22-caliber rifle at Carolina Jewelry Buyers pawnbroker on Thursday afternoon.

“I think it is stupid. We have the right to bear arms. It is in our Second Amendment.”


SC Reps Push Legislation To Force Homeschoolers Under Statist Regulations


Representatives Doug Brannon(R), Michael Anthony(D), Joseph Jefferson(D) and Jenny Horne(R) introduced a bill in the South Carolina House on February 5, 2013 that would seek to require standards for home schoolers in the state by making it mandatory that children educated at home must take and pay for annual testing.

H. 3478 would require all home schoolers to take state approved standardized tests, would require South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and all third option groups to report names, not numbers, to the Department of Education each year and would eliminate all third option groups effective July 1, 2014.

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

US senators propose assassination court to screen drone targets

Via Michael


Jonathan Turley, a well-known legal scholar and professor at George Washington University, told that congressional action is "clearly warranted."

"President Obama has become the president that Richard Nixon always wanted to be. In the face of an imperial president, it is Congress' duty under the Constitution to do whatever it can to check such an abuse of power," he said in an email.

However, Turley expressed concern that a new court would "legitimate the claim of inherent authority by the president to kill citizens without charge or judicial review."

"A formal process, even if accepted by the White House, could be viewed as a concession that such power exists," he said. "It would be a lethal version of FISA where constitutional provisions are set aside in favor of a largely meaningless process of review."


It sounds like an Orwellian idea from a futuristic sci-fi movie. Government officials gather in a secret courtroom, poring over documents and weighing whether to approve the fly-by killing of a suspected terrorist.

If the judges say yes, the target dies. If not, the target lives.

But U.S. senators are now floating the idea of an assassination court as a way to rein in the ever-expanding drone program -- a secretive operation that, as it is, sounds like thriller fiction, but isn't.

The idea was bandied about during Thursday's confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee John Brennan, who fueled the talk by saying he thinks the concept is "worthy of discussion." The nominee, as a vocal supporter of the targeted-killing program, has come under scrutiny for what some lawmakers see as the administration's unchecked power to kill, even if the target is an American citizen.

More @ Fox

Gen. Vallely: Drone Policy Reflects 'Tyrannical' Government


Administration Documents providing legal coverage for drone strikes on Americans are just more of the “tyrannical” ways the president is using his executive powers to run the government, warns Gen. Paul Vallely.

The retired general, a military strategist and co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror,” told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that using drones is nothing new, but President Barack Obama's authorization to use them against Americans is “what's in question.”

Administration Documents providing legal coverage for drone strikes on Americans are just more of the “tyrannical” ways the president is using his executive powers to run the government, warns Gen. Paul Vallely.

The retired general, a military strategist and co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror,” told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that using drones is nothing new, but President Barack Obama's authorization to use them against Americans is “what's in question.”

“It's a carryover from the Bush administration that had been using drones over the Waziristan in the northern territories of Pakistan, of course, and in Afghanistan,” said Vallely, who also chairs Standup America. “These targeted killings to me are not just a tool. But the law, and what they’re passing to strike Americans anywhere is what’s in question. We won't allow enhanced interrogation or waterboarding to get information out of people, but yet we can go out and kill them with drones.”

While using drones is effective, he said it's “not a way that’s going to continue to take care of the rapid expansion of al-Qaida, particularly in North Africa and other areas of the Middle East. So it, just to me, it’s an interim tool but it’s not going to solve the problem.”

Vallely said Obama's past condemnation of President George W. Bush's stance on waterboarding and torture is “hypocritical,” given that the president has now approved the assassination of Americans.

“First of all, again, it’s just a tool of war,” he said. “It’s an intelligence aircraft with missiles put on it to take out certain targets.”

More @  Newsmax

Southern Democrats Defending the Constitution

 Senator Josiah Bailey

The formation of the “Dixiecrat” party of the late 1940s was the result of the steady descent of the Democrat party into socialism. South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond stated in May 1948: “We have gathered here today because the American system of free constitutional government is in danger.  We are here because we have been betrayed in the house of our fathers, and we are determined that those who committed this betrayal shall not go unpunished. [Leaders] in both political parties will realize we no longer intend to be a doormat on which Presidential candidates may wipe their political shoes every time they want to appeal to minority groups in doubtful States.”  
Bernhard Thuersam

Southern Democrats Defending the Constitution:

“On the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1943 – Senator Josiah Bailey of [Warrenton] North Carolina, exasperated at frequent contemptuous references to “Southern” Democrats by national party leaders and disturbed over a decided anti-Southern trend in the Democratic Party, stood on the floor of the United States Senate and, in a blistering speech, warned the aforesaid Democratic leaders that there was a limit to what the South would stand from them.
At the same time, he outlined a course by which Southern Democrats could break off relations with the national party and bring about a situation in which the South would hold the balance of power in American politics.

Another presidential election was approaching and already there was a definite movement to “draft” President Roosevelt for a fourth term. For many days the Senate had debated a measure that proposed to empower the federal government to hold Presidential and Congressional elections among the men and women of the armed forces, using a federal ballot. 

This measure was introduced by a Democrat and was being supported by Democrats and the Roosevelt administration, in spite of the obvious fact that it denied the fundamental Democratic party doctrine that elections may be held only by authority of State governments and that under the Constitution the federal government has absolutely no authority to hold elections. But the most vigorous opposition also came from Democrats, principally Southern Democrats. It resulted in a notable debate on constitutional principles such as seldom been heard in Congress.

The Senate rejected this federal ballot proposal…..But this did not prevent Senator Joseph Guffey of Pennsylvania from charging, in a newspaper statement, that the federal ballot had been defeated by an “unholy alliance” of Southern Democrats and Northern Republicans. Guffey designated Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia as the Democratic leader of “the most unpatriotic and unholy alliance that has occurred in the United States Senate since the League of Nations for peace of the world was defeated in 1919.”

Senator Byrd took care of Guffey on the morning of that December 7th by giving the Pennsylvania Senator a thorough verbal skinning. It was about as neat a dressing down as could be administered within the rules of the Senate.  But Guffey’s references to “Southern” Democrats had angered Senator Bailey. 

What’s wrong, Senator Bailey demanded, with being a “Southern” Senator or a “Southern” Democrat?  “I would remind these gentlemen who speak of us as “Southern” Democrats,” he said, “these Democrats, these high lights of the party, these beneficiaries of our victories during the last ten years – I would remind them that Southern Democrats maintained the Democratic Party and kept it alive in all the long years of its exile, when it had no place in the house which our fathers had built, when it was not permitted to serve around the altars which our forefathers had made holy.”

(The South’s Political Plight, Peter Molyneaux, Calhoun Clubs of the South, 1948, pp. 1-4)       

The footprints of Karl Marx are stamped on every page of our recent history.

Via Bernhard


 Economic and Cultural Decline

“The combined effect of reliable contraception and legalized abortion has probably contributed most to the decline in fertility in the “developed nations.” The socialist states have created a demand for these means of “fertility abatement” by crafting societies where the denigration of marriage, family, religion, and private property had largely destroyed not only the traditional motivations for rearing children but the means for traditional families to afford them. 

Government spending accounts for nearly half of GDP among the countries of the European Union – almost 60 pence out of every euro when compared to personal income, two-thirds of which goes for welfare expenditures. Government confiscations on this scale largely eliminate the ability of the middle class to save, undercutting their economic independence. But what the money is spent on has an even more malignant effect.

It is an axiom of economics that you get m ore of what you subsidize and less of what you tax. The European welfare state leads to fewer economically efficient marriages, the preferred basis of child-rearing, and more unwed mothers, as well as more self-centered retirees, disassociated from the extended family and childrearing.  No-fault divorce (particularly with children involved), the prevailing consensus of post-modern feminism, and increasing tax-burdens work against any attempts to restore the primacy of the natural family.

The experience of the United States is instructive. BY 1993, the US government was spending $20,000 per individual 65 or older, regardless of his means, and $20,000 on every child in poverty (primarily the progeny of unwed mothers). Between 1970 and 1993, the real after-tax income in constant dollars of the median married family failed to grow at all, despite a 38-percent increase in productivity per hour worked and a 50-percent increase in hours worked by wives. The entire increase in the US economy went to government and its beneficiaries.

Not surprisingly, unwed motherhood soared, marriage and childrearing within marriages declined, and divorces rose. The bumper stickers on the motor homes of affluent retirees that read: “We’re spending our kids’ inheritance” should have continued “and spending our unborn grandchildren’s share as well.”

The United States currently makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, yet she consumes one fifth of the world’s goods. How long this can continue, if our production and reproductive values are persistently undermined by welfarism, paid for by overseas borrowing that has transformed the United States from the world’s largest creditor to the largest debtor in just two decades?    

The socialist ideology has achieved its current hegemony because of the gullibility of individuals who were told that government confiscation and redistribution of income will achieve social justice.  Given that power, the massive growth of government became irresistible, and the loss of income and of property rights was joined by a loss of rights for the family and religion and the loss of our heritage as freemen, as the growth of the power of nation-states led to unprecedented corruption.  Demographic implosions, disintegration of families, the demise of religion, and the impending economic hegemony of Asia are the bitter fruits of the European’s folly.

The same can be said of us Americans.  The footprints of Karl Marx are stamped on every page of our recent history. The only antidote is the severe curtailment of the excessive confiscations of government, thereby returning to families the means and time necessary to care for themselves and to enjoy the fruits of their labor and freedom, along with the revitalization of a culture that encourages motherhood, fatherhood, and lifelong families.”

(Europe’s Population Implosion, A Diagnosis, David A. Hartman, Chronicles, May 2004, excerpts pp. 25-25)

L.A. County Sheriff's Department intends to fire seven deputies

Via Don

 Jump Out Boys tattoo

Seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been notified that the department intends to fire them for belonging to a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly celebrated shootings and branded its members with matching tattoos, officials said.

The Times reported last year about the existence of the clique, dubbed the Jump Out Boys, and the discovery of a pamphlet that described the group's creed, which required aggressive policing and awarded tattoo modifications for police shootings.

The seven worked on an elite gang-enforcement team that patrols neighborhoods where violence is high. The team makes a priority of taking guns off the street, officials said.

The Sheriff's Department has a long history of secret cliques with members of the groups having reached high-ranking positions within the agency. Sheriff officials have sought to crack down on the groups, fearing that they tarnished the department's reputation and encouraged unethical conduct.
In the case of the Jump Out Boys, sheriff's investigators did not uncover any criminal behavior. But, sources said, the group clashed with department policies and image.

Their tattoos, for instance, depicted an oversize skull with a wide, toothy grimace and glowing red eyes. A bandanna with the unit's acronym is wrapped around the skull. A bony hand clasps a revolver. Smoke would be tattooed over the gun's barrel for members who were involved in at least one shooting, officials said.

More @ LA Times

Expand Medicaid in NC?: NO: The feds help up front, but that won’t last

NC:  Senate Update

The North Carolina Senate fulfilled two of its most important promises to voters this week by passing two bills: one that stops the expansion of Obamacare, and another that better prepares students for the workforce. 

On Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation that rejects key provisions of Obamacare and saves taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade.

Senate Bill 4 exempts North Carolina from establishing a state-based health insurance exchange or a state-federal partnership exchange, directs the N.C. Department of Insurance to return unspent taxpayer money to the federal government, and prevents the dramatic expansion of North Carolina’s Medicaid program.
Senate Rules Chair Tom Apodaca published an *op-ed in the Charlotte Observer explaining the enormous costs of Obamacare for our citizens.

It’s bad for the state budget, and bad for our businesses. I hope you’ll join me in the fight to protect our state from this intrusive federal law.........

 Senator Phil Berger
*A broke guy walks into a car dealership and is immediately hounded by a salesman. “Can I put you in one of our nice used vehicles?” the salesman asks.

“No, I’m looking for something a little faster,” the man responds. “I’ve been down on my luck for a good while. I lost my job. I lost my house. I couldn’t keep my lights on. But I really think that something in the six-figure range will help me turn my life around.”

“How about a Ferrari?” the salesman asks. “We’re running a great program where you won’t have to put any money down or pay a single dime for the entire first month!”

“A whole month!” the man exclaims. “What a deal! Where do I sign?”

This has never, nor will it ever, happen. Why? Because no self-respecting private businessman would ever be so foolish to offer financing to a person who cannot pay his bills. And yet this is what the federal government is promising us in an expansion of Medicaid. Why? Because that’s how they do business in Washington. (Remember the housing crisis, anyone?)

Despite a just-released audit of our state’s Medicaid program that highlights its inability to control costs, adhere to a budget or even follow the law, the federal government is offering us a lot of taxpayer money to expand the program. Some say we would be crazy to pass up this opportunity for “free” cash. But I for one haven’t seen a tree that grows dollar bills. Even if I had, I’d need to see a lot of them to come close to covering the costs of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

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GA: Protesters rally for gun rights


Dereliction of Duty: Obama Did Nothing to Save American Lives in Benghazi--and Lied About It


Nothing. That is what President Barack Obama did on the night of September 11, 2012, as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, among them Ambassador Christopher Stevens. President Obama’s inaction was revealed in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

Under direct questioning by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Panetta admitted that he had no communication with President Obama after their “pre-scheduled” meeting at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The attack on the consulate had already been under way for 90 minutes at that time. Neither the president nor anyone else from the White House called afterwards to check what was happening; the Commander-in-Chief had left it “up to us,” said Panetta.

Panetta’s testimony directly contradicts President Obama’s own claim to have issued “three directives” as soon as he learned “what was going on” in Benghazi. As he told a Denver reporter in October:

I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure we are securing our personnel and that we are doing whatever we need to. Number two, we are going to investigate exactly what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice.

More @ Breitbart

Hagel Received Funds From Group Called “Friends Of Hamas"?


On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.”

Yesterday, 25 senators sent a letter to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding. Hagel has refused all such requests, prompting the senators to state, “in the judgment of the undersigned, a Committee vote on your nomination should not occur unless and until you provide the requested information.”

More @ Breitbart

Types of real survivalists: 3. The Slaves or Servants


Drug dealers, prostitutes, thieves, addicts, homeless, family people, believers… good people, bad people… we like to call people by names in order to judge them and live our life easier.

Most of the time we judge them so easily, and form our opinion about them „as we go“ without too many thoughts. It is easier like that. We see people doing something and think it is because of how they are. We often do not consider all the things that make them do what they do.

We see something, give that a name and that’s it. Sometimes there is much more behind it. Someone who is bad might just have had circumstances in life that being like that is only thing that made sense for that person. Yes their whole way of thinking might be “wrong” or he might not act bad because he is bad but because his kids are dying. People simply judge too fast.

Not to mention that when SHTF it is dangerous to call people and sort them on easy and fast way, it can led us to form wrong opinion, which can lead to lot of bad things. I learned to not judge people right away. Future friend might behave terrible the first time and future enemy might be very nice to you.

I want to say this before writing about type of real survivalist that I write about today. You encounter slaves or servants in a long term survival situation because even they go very different way from brave fighter… they are real survivalists and just make things work.
Many lone fighters died and many servants suffered but survived. Yes its not like movie.

Lady who was my colleague before SHTF lived with husband and two kids, she was in her 30ies, very nice and easy person to work with. She was my friend and we shared lot of the great moments at job. I never see or heard anything bad about her. I knew her husband, I knew her kids…

More @  SHTF School

Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’

Via Mike

Denying same rights to others is un-American


Today the term "come together" has a much different meaning to some in the black community than it did when I was growing up. It use to mean that no matter what the differences were between all Americans that we focused on the things we all had in common and concentrated on improving them for the benefit of all, especially this country.

Now, according to those few, "come together" means that if you don`t agree with everything I believe, then they cannot possibly improve on the things we all agree on, for the best interest of all Americans.

While I and many others might not agree with whom you choose to vote for or whom you have as your heroes or even which sports programs you root for, it is understood by reasonable people that you have a right to do so in America.

On the other hand, no one has to agree with my Southern history, heritage, culture or any symbols of it. Just as you are, I'm entitled to it without interference from anyone in a free country. This is called respect and if you want respect for those things which you honor and cherish then you have to afford that same respect for the things all others hold dear whether you personally agree with them or not.

Today some in Selma and Memphis are having a come apart over monuments and parks for Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. All while no one is complaining about about those places named in honor of your Civil Rights heroes. Not because they agree with them but, because they respect your right to do so no matter what they personally might think of them.

To claim there is no room for everyone to have a place where they can put monuments and statues in memory and honor of their heroes is the same thing the segregationist did to blacks prior to them gaining their civil rights. Now you practice the same thing against others that make you the new segregationist and no better than the old segregationist. 

To deny the same rights you claim for yourselves to others is the most un-American act there is. In order for there to ever be any "coming together," you must first learn to respect the rights of others, like it or not. 

Billy E. Price 

Rand Paul Makes It Clear: ‘I Really Think’ The Admin May Have Had a ‘Gun-Running Operation’ in Libya

Via Don

Few Democratic or Republican leaders have been as outspoken in their views on the Benghazi debacle and the administration’s role in a potential gun-running scheme than Sen. Rand Paul. In fact, the Kentucky Republican excoriated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her recent testimony on the matter, saying that if he had been president at the time, he would have “relieved” her of her post.

Since then, the senator has been consistently pressing the administration for answers on whether it had been running guns through Libya, thereby catalyzing the death of Ambassador Stevens.
A partial transcript of the senator’s Thursday appearance on Fox News featuring his key points on the issue is featured below [emphasis added]:
I really think part of the cause may have been there was a gun running operation going on in Benghazi, leaving Libya and going to Turkey and distributing arms to the rebels… They’ve interviewed the captain of the ship. A ship from Libya sailed for Turkey a week before the ambassador was killed. It was full of arms and they interviewed the captain and he actually specifically talks about the distribution of the arms to Syrian rebels… And I think the administration needs to answer, ‘are they running guns through Turkey to Syria?’
More with video @ Breitbart

GOA: Vote Now on the Universal Background Check!


Update:  I received this and posted within 12 minutes, but

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GOA has argued that the universal background check is tantamount to a universal gun registry because:

If any item on the Obama gun agenda passes, it would be a universal background check requirement.  Under this provision, every gun transaction -- dealer or private -- would be subject to a Brady Check.

(1) The FBI will keep the Brady Check records, and

(2) The ATF will copy the 4473's, as it's currently doing.

Moreover, gun owners hate registration systems because they frequently serve as a prelude to gun confiscation -- as GOA has documented time and time again.

In addition, with WalMart and other sellers refusing to complete any gun sale until FBI affirmatively gives a green-light go-ahead, GOA fears system breakdowns and an increasing number of transactions which will be permanently blocked this way once the universal background check is adopted.

On the other side of the argument, Barack Obama argues that the universal background check will not result in a gun registry.  Obama claims that a vast majority of gun owners support this and that sales will be completed quickly and easily -- and that checking all gun purchases will increase public safety.

Which side are you on?

Click here and go to the front page of GOA’s website to vote "yes" if you support Obama's universal background check or "no" if you oppose it.

GOA will provide the results of this poll to the U.S. Congress.