Thursday, February 28, 2013

NC State Baseball - Brett Williams Awesome Catch

Via Daily Timewaster

Tactical Considerations For The Lone Wolf


Max Velocity Tactical has an interesting and thought provoking article up entitled Tactical Considerations For The Long Wolf (hat tip Western Rifle Shooters).  This is must reading and well worth the time he has put into this.  I find it improbable that you read his article without picking up something that you need to think about.

The article sets the stage with a clear and present danger to your family, and rather than being coupled with other like-minded defenders and partners, you are alone in your quest for self defense and family safety.  A bit of his article is reproduced below.
Area of Operations: you need to consider that if the enemy is in any way switched on, and are keeping any sort of incident map, then if you simply operate close to your retreat they will build up a picture that may well lead them to your home and family. Thus you should be unpredictable and move further away or from unexpected directions in order to prosecute your attacks.
Navigation: you will need to be able to accurately move by map and compass across rough back country terrain to get in and out of your objective. You will take separate routes in and out and use deception.
Movement: You must use cover and concealment to move. You will have to move slowly, at a jungle patrol pace, in order to effectively scan ahead and around. Cover means using the ground (hard cover) to conceal you, such as moving in draws or behind terrain features. Concealment means using vegetation to hide you from any observers. You will need to plan a route accordingly, also avoiding any settlements where there is an increased risk of compromise and where dogs will bark at you.
However, do not move on obvious features or along trails and tracks. You can handrail (parallel) them at a distance if you need to or if you need to use them for navigation. It is often best to ‘cross-grain’ the terrain thus making your moves hard to predict. Valley bottoms and trails/streams are good places for you to walk into an ambush. Use techniques for avoiding ambush such as hand railing and moving partway up a valley side (contouring), thus giving you the benefits of cover and concealment but avoiding natural ambush sites and places where others will travel.
You must be very careful at any kind of obstacle, vulnerable point, channelizing feature or linear danger area. Examples of a channelizing vulnerable point include crossing a bridge or moving through a track or trail junction. A linear danger area is any kind of open feature that you have to cross such as a road, river or trail, even a power line through the woods. You must be very careful to observe in detail prior to crossing and find a point where the crossing is best concealed, such as in a depression or even by crawling through a culvert, for example.
As you move, you need to stop regularly for listening and observation breaks. Scan and listen. Do this before moving through the next natural part of the terrain, cross it then stop again. A real game changer would be having a portable FLIR thermal imager (such as the FLIR Scout), with which you can scan around and into the brush to spot anyone concealed.
He makes you consider whether you or your enemy have FLIR or night vision, he covers the concepts of enfilade and defilade, food, water purification, firearms, concealment while sleeping, etc.  Again, the article is well worth the time and if you don’t read anything else today you should read this article.

He discusses taking multiple weapons with you: “You may carry two rifles, a hunting rifle slung on your pack and an AR-15 style for while you are patrolling and for closer range self-defense.”

Here I break ranks with him.

Traitor scum


105 now on New York Boycott list

  1. LaRue Tactical 2-8-13
  2. Olympic Arms 2-12-13
  3. Extreme Firepower Inc, LLC (Per EFI, policy is several years old)
  4. Templar Custom 2-13-13
  5. York Arms 2-13-13
  6. Cheaper Than Dirt 2-15-13
  7. Bullwater Enterprises 2-16-13
  8. West Fork Armory 2-16-13
  9. Smith Enterprise 2-17-13
  10. Alex Arms 2-17-13
  11. Spike’s Tactical 2-18-13
  12. Quality Arms Idaho 2-19-13
  13. Liberty Suppressors 2-19-13
  14. Doublestar Corp 2-19-13 (Includes J&T Distributing & Ace LTD)
  15. American Spirit Arms 2-19-13 (complete with a video!)
  16. Trident Armory 2-17-13 (reported to me 2-20-13)
  17. Head Down Products 2-20-13
  18. J&G Sales 2-20-13
  19. Barrett Firearms 2-20-13
  20. Exile Machine 2-20-13
  21. Tier One Arms 2-15-13 (reported to me 2-20-13)
  22. Bravo Company USA 2-20-13
  23. Primary Weapons Systems 2-21-13 (read my blog post on PWS)
  24. Crusader Weaponry 2-20-13
  25. Top Gun Supply 2-21-13
  26. Kiss Tactical 2-21-13
  27. Clark Fork Tactical 2-21-13
  28. OFA Tactical 2-17-13 (reported to me 2-21-13)
  29. One Source Tactical 2-21-13 (Scroll down to shipping restrictions)
  30. Templar Tactical Arms 2-12-13 (reported 2-21-13)
  31. NEMO Arms 2-21-13 (check out their photo!)
  32. Old Grouch’s Military Surplus 1-15-13 (NOT a typo!)
  33. Big Horn Armory 2-22-13
  34. Midway USA 2-22-13
  35. CMMG Inc 2-22-13
  36. Rocky Top Tactical 2-22-13
  37. Badger Peak 2-22-13
  38. Controlled Chaos Arms 2-22-13
  39. SRT Arms 2-22-13
  40. Norton Firearms 2-22-13
  41. Umlaut Industries 2-22-13
  42. Predator Intelligence 2-2-13 (Read comments)
  43. Citizen Arms 2-23-13 (At the bottom of the page)
  44. Evolution Weaponry 2-17-13
  45. Chaos Arms 2-23-13
  46. Warbirds Custom Guns 2-23-13 (Scroll to the bottom)
  47. JBTAC 2-23-13
  48. Stoner Arms 2-22-13
  49. Ammoclip (Date of policy unknown)
  50. 3 Rivers Precision 2-22-13
  51. 2A Firearms 2-22-13
  52. Lanco Tactical 2-22-13
  53. Predator Tactical 2-23-13
  54. Arrowhead Shooting Sports 2-23-13
  55. Boise Tactical 2-23-13
  56. Huntertown Arms 2-23-13
  57. Lauer Custom Weaponry 2-22-13 (PDF) (Makers of DuraCoat)
  58. 556 Tactical 2-23-13
  59. Iron Goat Guns 2-16-13
  60. Dead Bang Guns (Date of policy unknown)
  61. Southern Appalachian Arms 2-15-13
  62. Thunder Beast Arms (2-22-13)
  63. Delmarva Shooting Supply 2-23-13
  64. OJ’s Gun Shop 2-23-13
  65. OCS Guns 2-23-13
  66. Progressive Micro Devices (Special case, read my post)
  67. Semper Fi Arms 2-22-13
  68. Climags (Unknown date. Scroll to “Why was my order cancelled?”)
  69. Southwest Shooting Authority 2-8-13
  70. Csspecs Magazines 2-24-13
  71. MFI 2-25-13
  72. Critical Survival 2-24-13
  73. DogLeg Arms 2-25-13
  74. Victory Defense Consulting 2-25-13
  75. GWACS Armory 2-24-13
  76. Allegiance Ammunition 2-22-13
  77. 2A Armament 2-22-13
  78. Daniel Byer FFL 2-24-13
  79. Black Mountain Survival 2-25-13
  80. Hill Country Black Rifles 2-25-13
  81. Big Sky Ammunition 1-1-13
  82. Allstar Tactical 2-25-13
  83. Precision Firearms 2-25-13
  84. Alpine Guns 2-25-13
  85. Umbrella Corp 2-25-13
  86. Bison Armory 2-25-13
  87. 3RI Technologies 2-25-13
  88. The Tactical Toolbox 2-25-13
  89. JCW Industries (Unknown)
  90. Volquartsen Custom (Unknown)
  91. Paige Firearms 2-25-13
  92. Franklin Armory 2-22-13
  93. West Michigan Tactical 2-26-13
  94. West Acre Sporting Goods 2-26-13
  95. Shade’s Landing 2-14-13
  96. GunUp 2-27-13
  97. RL Hydro-Graphix 2-27-13
  98. Jeremy Kupper’s Gunsmithing 2-26-13
  99. Hansohn Brothers 2-27-13
  100. Deep South Ammo 2-27-13
  101. King Armory (Unknown)
  102. Bison Tactical 2-28-13
  103. RRC Firearms 2-28-13
  104. Wilson Combat 2-28-13
  105. DownRange Defense 2-27-13

Two Months Until The Spring 2013 NC PATCON
 This one should follow the general schedule of the Autumn NC PATCON  and by the end of the month or sooner, we should have the particulars. Additionally,  we plan on  having a 2nd Amendment Rally on Sunday.

The Communists and Rosa Parks

Via Cousin John

That's definitely Alinsky in the middle, but he may have been inserted.

A nine-foot bronze statue of the civil rights icon and Alabama native, Rosa Parks was unveiled in the 
U.S. Capitol building yesterday. President Obama spoke at the dedication ceremony rightly asserting that Parks' activism began long before she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in 1955.

In fact, according to Professor Robin D.G. Kelley, who has written on the Communist Party's involvement in the early days of the civil rights movement in Alabama, Parks and her husband were regular attendees at communist meetings in the 1930's. 

Kelley, who is currently Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, shared his own journey as a member of the Communist Party in a 2003 Minnesota Review article. Kelley also touched on his 1990 book Hammer and Hoe chronicling the rise of the Communist Party in Alabama during the Great Depression.

From MR:

Peletier NC LS Gathering

Last Saturday several eastern-North Carolina NC LS members and a large group of potential members met at the T&W Oyster house to hear State Chair Bernhard Thuersam speak on LS membership, goals, NC LS political activities in 2012, a politically-active 2013, and how local members and their allies can help return this State to its politically-conservative roots. 

 Encouraging attendance and “recharging” at the quarterly NC LS Conferences, Thuersam noted that all members must be active in their own communities and in touch with city councilmen, county commissioners, and their State representatives to let them know what is expected of them – and that we will hold them accountable for fiscal irresponsibility, waste and any inability to consider our State first in any confrontations with DC.

‘Kill That Baby!’: Students Stab Mock Balloon Fetuses in Abortion Party Game

Save the Children

On 28 February a gun battle erupted at a "compound" of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms Agents attacked. Two days before some of those same agents had been shooting together at a firing range with David Koresh, head of the Davidians.

A 51 day standoff began, and finally the government had to attack the compound with armored personnel carriers and gasoline -- or was it napalm? -- to "save the children." Well, torch the children, save the children, it's an easy mistake to make if you're a US attorney general. Few Davidians survived.

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Maryland Senate passes gun control bill

Via Billy

 Another petty tyrant.

The Maryland Senate approved a comprehensive gun control bill on Thursday that includes a ban on assault weapons and fingerprinting for prospective handgun buyers.

The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bill 28-19 and sent it on to the House of Delegates, according to the chamber's website.

Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley proposed the measure in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre in December in which 20 children and six adults died. The rampage reignited a national debate on gun control.

More @ Yahoo

1994 Mustang GT Outlaw Street Car 5.12 & 5.50

This ought to be fast enough for me.:)

More pictures @ Racing Junk


Color: Candy Wine Berry
The body is a 1994 Mustang GT.


It has a 574 cubic inch Big Block Ford motor,
SVO Dry Sump Block,
Roller Cam Bearings,
Motorsport A Cylinder Heads,
Oliver Steel Rods,
Moldex Crank,
Crower Roller-Cam with 812 Lift,
Custom sheet metal intake,
1110 CFM Dominators,
Stefs Dry Sump,
MSD 7AL2 Ignition,
NOS Fogger System,
Holley Competition Fuel Pumps,
1190hp without NOS!


The transmission is a BTE Ultraglide.
The rear end is all strange engineering.


It also has custom racing seats,
turbo action shifter,
Ford Motorsport White-faced gauges,
power windows,
power locks,
functioning CD/AM/FM Radio,
and a custom full roll cage.

Also includes a 28’ Millennium enclosed trailer with cabinets and a functioning winch. Trailer may have 1500 miles
8th Mile ET 5.50 @ 126mph without NOS
200 Shot NOS 5.12 @ 148mph only sprayed twice! Scary.

Seller Phone Number: (912) 596-7470
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Woodward's Not Alone - Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat

Via Michael & Randy's Right

 Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry.  It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration.

A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made."  Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."


Wovoka, The Prophet Of The Ghost Dance

Via Horace 
 We brought all this on ourselves. Seventy years ago, I first read Ernest Thompson Seton's magnificent book, Woodcraft and Indian Lore. Now I'm reading it after again many visits to Wounded Knee, SD and Little Big Horn Battlefield, and other such.

This is the story of Wounded Knee written before 1930.  I offer this in memory of Chief Bigfoot and Russell Means and to honor the Matthews family of Pine Ridge, SD.

There have been many in every tribe and every time who have brought shame on their people. There have been whole tribes who forgot their race's high ideals. From time to time great prophets have arisen amongst them to stir up these backsliders, and bring them back to the faith of their fathers. The last of these was Wovoka, the Piute - the Mystic Dreamer. About 1887 he began preaching his doctrine of the coming Messiah and taught the Redmen that they must worship him by the Ghost dance. This is his own simple setting forth of the doctrine:

When the Sun died I went up into Heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another and not to fight or steal or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people. - (Ethn. Ann. 14. p. 764).

At Pine Ridge, S. D., in the winter of 1890, the Sioux were learning this dance with its songs and its Christ-like creed. It meant the end of war. War had been their traditional noblest pursuit. But now at the bidding of the new prophet they agreed to abjure it forever; and they prepared to take up the new religion of love.

The Indian agent, like most of his kind, was ignorant and utterly unfitted for his position. He said it was some new sort of a war dance. The troops were sent for and the Indian populace was gathered together at a place called Wounded Knee near Pine Ridge (Dec. 29, 1890). They had submitted and turned in their rifles. Then, maddened by the personal indignities offered them in searching for more arms, a young Indian who still had a gun fired at the soldiers. It is not stated that he hit any one, but the answer was a volley that killed half the men. A minute later a battery of four Hotchkiss machine guns was turned on the defenceless mass of virtual prisoners; 120 men, and 250 helpless women and children were massacred in broad daylight, mown down, and left on the plain, while the white soldiers pursued the remnant and the cripples, to do them to death in the hills.

Almost all the dead warriors were found lying near where the "fight" began, about Bigfoot's teepee, but the bodies of the women and children were found scattered along for two miles from the scene of the encounter, showing that they had been killed while trying to escape. - (Ethn. Ann. 14, pp. 868 - 870).

More @ Book Dome

Saigon 1950 & 1953

Similar to my years there 1967 -1975.

 Сайон ул Катина сент 1953 Жорж Лирон 

North Carolina Mountain Man: “This is the country that I pledge allegiance to?”

Via avordvet

 Eustace Conway of N.C. Fights County To Keep His Nature School Natural
 Eustace Conway of N.C. Fights County To Keep His Nature School Natural

After graduating from Appalachian State University more than two decades ago, Eustace Conway decided to take a crack at Henry Thoreau’s philosophy of getting back to nature –  that is, of living “deliberately.”
“I live in a much different way and I’m glad for it,” Conway told Fox 8 WGHP-TV.

He purchased some land outside Boone, N.C., built up his property, and has been using his “nature school” to teach hundreds of people how to live closer to nature ever since.

His lifestyle became so notorious, in fact, that he has been featured on The History Channel’s “Mountain Men“:

But in 2012, citing safety regulations, county officials decided they need to shut down the noted naturalist’s school.

“Basically, I’m living like the American heritage pattern of all of our ancestors and the modern world isn’t. They don’t know how to accept me,” Conway said.

The county issued Conway a cease and desist order, saying his property wasn’t up to code.

“This is supposed to be the land of the free,” he said, “government is supposed to help people [and] protect their individual liberties and freedom. That’s not what’s happening here.”

“My gosh,” he added, “This is the country that I pledge allegiance to?”

The county argues that it is only doing its duty protecting public health and safety, the Fox affiliate notes, and says his “nature school” can continue – but only after it meets the county’s standards.

Problem is, to meet said standards, Conway’s “nature school” would cease to be, well, natural. Also, the county’s demands are a little strange considering that after all this time (26 years) and several inspections, it has suddenly decided his property is a hazard.

More with 2 videos @ The Blaze

Make This Your Finest Hour

raf squadron scramble

This picture inspires me and evokes deep respect. It’s 601 Squadron RAF Fighter Command scrambling in 1941. In 1940-41, all across south-east England, men from all over the English-speaking world (along with some who had escaped occupied Europe) threw themselves into battle against a national socialist dictatorship that wanted to destroy our entire civilization. They sortied again and again, splashing bomber after bomber, getting shot down and going up again, and never giving in. The invasion never came. Their sceptred isle stayed free.

The odds were long, and the stakes infinite. What these men were doing, and the risks they were taking, mattered. And they knew it. Because the odds were so long, and because life expectancy for a fighter pilot was so short, these men could and did live and fight and die like they had nothing to lose.

We know how it turned out. These kind of men, running toward their little fighters, became The Few to whom So Many Owe So Much. And 1940 entered our collective memory as The Finest Hour.

Keep these men and this picture in mind when you consider New Rhodesia and the American Resistance during the next few years.

North Carolina

Via Bernhard

I can still hear my mother reciting this.


A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

Click here to read the lawsuit.

Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country.

Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

The district also has a written policy that excuses students from reciting text from the Declaration of Independence if the student “as determined by the district, has a conscientious objection to the recitation.”

More @ Fox

Supreme Court justices hint at striking Voting Rights Act provision


The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights law designed to protect minority voters from discrimination.

The court’s conservative justices were at times hostile to the law’s requirement that states with a history of discrimination gain “preclearance” from the federal government before changing their voting procedures.

Justice Antonin Scalia called the policy an example of “racial entitlement” — a comment that seemed to strike a nerve with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, underscoring the delicate racial politics at play in the case.

Democratic lawmakers, civil rights leaders and hundreds of activists rallied outside the court Wednesday, arguing that the Voting Rights Act is still a necessary tool to fight discrimination. Some lawmakers had to duck out of the arguments halfway through in order to help unveil a statue of Rosa Parks across the street in the Capitol.

“I am proud to stand with my colleagues today to send a clear message to the public and to the court that the right to vote is not a matter of race, entitlement or partisanship,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

But inside the court’s chambers, lawyers arguing in favor of the Voting Rights Act clearly struggled to convince skeptical conservatives that the preclearance requirements are still needed.

More @ The Hill

New Study of Latino Voters Republicans Cannot Win with Amnesty


A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies confirms preivous studies. Republicans cannot win the Latino vote by voting for amnesty or other liberal immigration policies.  Latinos favor Democrats because of their liberal spending on liberal social-welfare prgrams. A Pew poll indicated that 69 percen of Hispanics favored Obamacare, and 71 percent voted for Obama. We can never out-liberal the Democrats.

Amnesty and other liberal immigration programs only bring in more Democrat voters, making the electorate steadily more Democrat and more liberal.

In addition, Republicans who take liberal positions on amnesty and other immigration policies--in fact,  on any issue--encourage conservatives to stay at home-- often in angry disgust.

So why are Republicans stampeding to vote for an amnesty worse than the disasterous 1986 amnesty? It is Republican suicide--stupid Republican suicide.

As a Republican County Chairman, trying to recruit people to help elect Republicans, I run into registered conservative voters a couple times a week who are becming increasingly discouraged with what they see as wobbly and leftward drfting Republican principles in Washington and Raleigh. I had lunch wth two of them today, who were feeling abandned and betrayed.
There are conservative Hispanics, especially among Cubans and the growing number of other Hispanics who are evangelical Christians. We can get that vote by being true to our own principles. But they are a minority, and we cannot get the majority by moving to the left on amnesty or anything else. In addition, no one outside of a madhouse believes that Hispanic illegal immigrants are more conservative than those already voting. The more amnesties, the more Democrats, and the higher the Democrat margins will be bcause of the higher number of former illegals in the mix.

Immigration Policy, because it shapes the electorate. will eventually determine almost every policy.

Mike Scruggs

NAGR: Manchin lying he's pro-gun


U.S. Senator Joe Manchin fired back Wednesday evening against claims he is lying to West Virginians about his gun stance.

“I’m a proud gun owner,” said Manchin in a statement. “Nobody is going to take my guns and I sure as hell not going to let them take your guns.”

Manchin made the statement following remarks made at the State Capitol by the Executive Vice President of the National Association for Gun Rights Dudley Brown. 

“He’s lying to West Virginians when he has this pro-gun image, yet goes back to Washington, D.C. and starts talking about expanding the Brady registration system,” said Brown on Wednesday’s MetroNews Talkline.

Manchin referred to the comments as “a bunch of crap” and added that people don’t know what they are talking about.

Brown was at the State Capitol urging Manchin to vote against any additions to current federal background check requirements for gun purchases.

“Senator Joe Manchin is one of the cornerstones and keystones for passing (President) Barack Obama’s gun control agenda in Washington, D.C.,” Brown said.

More @ Metro News

GOA Endorses Congressman Paul Broun for U.S. Senate

Dear Brock,

Gun Owners of America is proud to endorse Congressman Paul Broun for U.S. Senate. Rep. Broun has been one of our most vocal leaders protecting the Second Amendment during his time in Congress.
Congressman Broun currently serves as the Chairman of the Second Amendment Task Force in the House, and he has been leading the charge to protect our gun rights at a critical time in history, when the anti-gun left is pushing for massive new gun control laws.
 Rep. Broun is carrying a heavy load on his shoulders -- not only protecting the Second Amendment, but the Constitution as a whole -- and GOA will do everything in its power to help him move to the Senate to join constitutional leaders like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

Georgia is a nationally known pro-gun state and the voters would be well served and protected by electing Congressman Broun as their new Senator.
Gun Owners of America looks forward to helping Dr. Broun during his entire Senate campaign. You can help Paul Broun become Georgia's next Senator by going to his website and contributing to Paul Broun for U.S. Senate.
This will be one of the most crucial Senate races in America in 2014, and we need to start helping Paul Broun right NOW. 

Tim Macy
Vice Chairman
Gun Owners of America
P.S. Dr. Paul Broun is one of the top, pro-gun congressmen who are currently serving in Washington.  He will be a welcome addition in the U.S. Senate!  Click here to learn more or to make a generous contribution to Dr. Paul Broun for U.S. Senate.

2013 Spring and Summer Intern Positions Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary Hubert, NC

Via Colleen

Overview:  Applications are being accepted for students interested in volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in coastal North Carolina.  Interns will receive intense rehabilitation training that focuses on native species of wildlife.  This includes small mammals as well as a wide variety of birds (songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, sea birds, shore birds).  With this training the intern will be able to participate in actual patient care and practice hands-on wildlife rehabilitation skills.  Upon completion of the internship, the student will receive a certificate documenting the skills learned and the hours of service performed.  No monetary compensation or housing is provided with the intern positions.

Training Benefits:  Experience will be invaluable for students planning on attending colleges or universities in the following fields:  Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Zoology, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences, Small Animal Management, and Wildlife Rehabilitation.

This experience will allow interns to find entry level employment 
opportunities in wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, zoos, and wildlife centers.  They will learn the basics of public relations through dealings with those who find animals and bring them in for treatment.  They will be able to answer wildlife related questions and assist county residents by providing information and directing them to other relevant resources.   They will be able to take advantage of networking opportunities that may prove beneficial in the future in their chosen fields. 

House Judiciary chairman rejects universal checks on gun purchases


The House Judiciary Committee will not include a universal background check system in legislation it produces to reduce gun violence, the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Wednesday.

Goodlatte told reporters that his committee would focus on cracking down on illegal firearms and improving the existing check system. But he said he did not support “universal” background checks because of concerns that they would lead to a national gun registry, which critics have argued would represent an invasion of privacy for law-abiding gun owners.

“The fact of the matter is, we need to look at all of these issues, but I think where we’re going to find the ability to produce legislation is going to be focused on two things primarily,” the chairman said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “One is improving the background check system, but universal background checks I do not think will be part of that.”

More @ The Hill

WNC journalist resigns following threats over request for gun permit records

An uproar over a Western North Carolina editor’s request for a list of concealed-carry gun permits led to the editor withdrawing his request, and resigning from the weekly mountain paper.

Robert Horne, the editor of the weekly Cherokee Scout since 2005, resigned from his position Tuesday, following the backlash over public records request he made to Cherokee Sheriff Keith Lovin for a list of residents who hold concealed-carry permits. He plans on working through May, and then leaving the state.

Cherokee County is located in the mountainous,  westernmost corner of the state.

Horne has asked for a list of concealed-carry gun permits on Feb. 19, but Lovin denied it and then posted a response from Horne about how the information should be public on the sheriff’s Facebook page, which sparked a deluge of comments critical of the editor, according to this account from the Columbia Journalism Review.

Threats to newspaper staffers and Horne started coming in, with Horne reporting several of the threats to the same sheriff’s office.

(The permits are, despite Lovin’s conclusion, considered public records, though legislation introduced this year seeks to make the information confidential.)

Scout’s publisher, David Brown, issued an apology this week to readers about Horne’s request, calling it a “tremendous error” to ask for the records.  Brown turned down a request for comment, saying the paper’s owners, Community Newspapers Inc., in Georgia, asked him not to talk about the situation.

Both the Columbia Journalism Review and national media commentator Jim Romenesko have been following the story, with their takes on the situation here and here.

From the CJR article:

                                                        More @  The Progressive Pulse