Monday, April 22, 2013


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Bob Is Fired Up: Boston Marathon Bombing........

Via The Feral Irishman

What Is the Threshold for Martial Law?

It seems simple enough. Publicly available evidence shows two young men implicated in the horrific massacre in Boston this Monday, the shooting of the officer at MIT, crimes against others, and violent resistance against the police. One brother is dead and the other on the lam. And so the police have locked down Boston, Cambridge, Belmont, and Watertown. There are tanks and heavily armed officers all over the streets. They go door to door, without warrants, searching for the suspect.

The crime of April 15 was unspeakable. The bombers murdered three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured two hundred more, many of them maimed and missing limbs. An atrocity like this, of course, represents everything civilization must oppose.

I cannot help but wonder what the standard is that triggers the martial-law response we’re seeing in New England. If these bombers had murdered three but not caused as many injuries—if the sheer terror of their crime had not reached this magnitude—would Boston look like a totalitarian state right now? What if the police needed to find a serial killer? Or what if a city was home to lots of violent crime in general?

If the suspect escapes into another city tomorrow, can the police lock down one city after another until they find him? And how long will this go on? They might catch him and it might all end and Boston could be back to normal, if we can call it that, by the end of the weekend. What if he isn’t caught for a while? What if a future suspect implicated in a gruesome and dramatic criminal act next year manages to escape justice for months? Can the police now just shut down cities, transportation, and—as they did on Monday*—cell service for as long as they deem necessary? Should normal denizens really have no say of their own on whether they will risk the violent threats that might await them outside? If they have no right to walk about freely today without expecting, at a minimum, serious harassment from authorities, can the same be true on any other day?

'A dark and incomprehensible spirit has possessed the souls of Egypt'

Via Cousin John

A former Muslim Brotherhood terrorist claims a bizarre video released out of Egypt demonstrates the “demonic” spirit that has gripped the nation since its 2011 Islamic revolution.

The video shows a wedding celebration in which a group of men in a frenzy tear apart a live chicken by hand, then scrabble over its pieces to eat its raw flesh.

“The video is a glimpse into the dark and incomprehensible spirit that has possessed the souls of Egypt,” claims Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative who has since renounced his terrorist ways. “Lawlessness has abounded, excesses have gone unrestricted and the full force of Islam has greatly dimmed the land with its dark clouds, thundering about and striking without discrimination.”

Shoebat told WND the video comes from a wedding in the Egyptian district of Algharbieh, which lies on the Nile River between Cairo and Alexandria.

Shoebat further reports much of Egypt has descended into chaos and mob rule, with lynchings, rape and “diabolical rituals unknown in our time.”

He points, for example, to a video from last year, in which two thieves were caught in a western province village and without due process were hung upside down while angry crowds mutilated their bodies, spilling pools of blood on the ground.

“The acts of public executions happen as a result of the lack of trust towards the police,” Shoebat asserts, “and since lawlessness abounds, the people decided to follow an Islamic code of Shariah called Hiraba, which is to take the law into their own hands.”

Shoebat provided WND with video of victims burned publicly, whipped and tortured corpses dragged through the streets, violent confrontations and armed mobs outside Christian churches and the widely circulated video of Coptic women being raped in in broad daylight to cries of “Allahu Akbar” from the crowd.

One Egyptian commented on YouTube, “What happened to the good old days when Hosni Mubarak was in charge in which no one dared to do such things? Because in his time there was law and order and an iron fist to whoever breaks it.”

 More @ WND

Weekly goodies from O'l Remus

Fitting in - The culture the Marxists seek to impose doesn't fit ANY real world with real people, not even the places where they won.  To be "normal" people are going around pretending to believe things that simply aren't so, like that anyone wanting to look after himself and his is "greedy" and must have stolen what he has; that women are physically stronger than men, and more independent in spirit; that children are wiser than their parents; that everyone must have sex all the time, or they'll go mad; that every culture in the world is superior to ours.
Sarah Hoyt at


[From the video of the night gun fight only, I believe there were more than 200 and then he was probably killed by the vehicle, not the expert marksmanship.:)]
Boston and Watertown police - Our politicians are saying that the most anyone needs to have to protect himself from armed intruders is seven rounds in the magazine. Only seven?! Of course, it took trained police, who were not dealing with an unexpected attack, who were not roused from a peaceful slumber, who were not worried about their wives and kids, some 200 rounds to kill one dangerous man. Makes you wonder if those politicians have even the slightest, tiniest hint of anything connected with the real world, doesn't it?
Jim Yardley at (H/t:

Liberal scientists so hate western civilization that they manipulate climate data to "prove" that the Industrialized West is contributing to dangerous global warming. ... climate data used to prove global warming were fabricated, fudged, cooked, steamed and sauteed.
Bernie at
 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg The imposition of a federal income tax is more than just taking from those who work and earn and giving to those who don't. And it is more than just a spigot to fill the federal trough. At its base, it is a terrifying presumption. It presumes that we don't really own our property. It accepts the Marxist notion that the state owns all the property and the state permits us to keep and use whatever it needs us to have, says Andrew Napolitano in this article, Taxation Is Theft, at Reason.

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Amnesty for illegal aliens - Why are Republicans collaborating in erecting the scaffolding on which their party is to be hanged? A year ago, the GOP platform declared, "We oppose amnesty because it would have the effect of encouraging illegal immigration and would give an unfair advantage to those who have broken our laws." What has changed since then? asks Pat Buchanan in this article, Will the GOP Embrace Amnesty?, at Patrick Buchanan.

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Black unemployment - I doubt whether anyone would argue that the reason for lower unemployment, higher labor force participation and shorter duration of unemployment among blacks in the first half of the 20th century was that there was less racial discrimination. I also doubt whether anyone would argue that during earlier periods, blacks had higher education and greater skills attainment than whites. Answers must be sought elsewhere, says Walter Williams in this article, Black Unemployment, at Creators.

 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Researchers argue it's possible to measure the complexity of life and the rate at which it has increased from prokaryotes to eukaryotes to more complex creatures such as worms, fish and finally mammals. That produces a clear exponential increase identical to that behind Moore's Law although in this case the doubling time is 376 million years rather than two years... "Linear regression of genetic complexity (on a log scale) extrapolated back to just one base pair suggests the time of the origin of life = 9.7 ± 2.5 billion years ago," they say. And since the Earth is only 4.5 billion years old, that raises a whole series of other questions, say The Physics arXiv Blog in this article at MIT Technology Review. Don't be put off by the source, it's quite readable.

White guy black supremacist hoped the bomber was a white American - The reason to hope that the bomber is a white American is because in a country where white privilege and double standards so obviously affect our national security reactions, that outcome will better guarantee that the reaction to Boston is a bit more measured. [Alas, reality dashed his hopes. Moslems. Again. Told ya.]
David Sirota at 

Gold doesn’t pay a dividend, but it doesn’t charge commissions, tell you to buy a garbage stock, back date options, commit accounting fraud, go out of business, get insider information and use it against you, make money taking the other side of your trades, front-run your stock orders, create artificial bids, cause flash crashes, use your funds to bail itself out, blow stock bubbles, manipulate data, control interest rates to benefit the big banks, lie under oath or channel the public’s money into foreign banks.
Adapted from Graham Summers at

Boston bombing - Governments squeeze each man-made disaster like a ripe papaya until every drop of sweet advantage can be collected.  They use our fear and confusion as license to attack a predetermined list of targets that may or may not have had anything to do with the original event.  They tell the story in a way that suits their end-line interests, and the last thing they are concerned with is helping the public to "understand".
Brandon Smith at

"If the Constitution doesn't protect the people from government, it doesn't protect government from the people."

History will place their odious legacy where it belongs, among the great betrayals of man's aspirations, their names listed with Judas, Arnold, Quisling and Freisler; perhaps even with Senator Schumer, but only perhaps, here we must hesitate and soberly reflect on the gravity of this association.
Remember, these people are revolutionaries and utterly committed to replacing one societal structure—America's constitutional, limited-government, free-enterprise system—with another—a socialist, wealth-redistributionist system run by an all-powerful government.
David Kupelian at

Alleged 'al-Qaeda-supported' plot against via train thwarted


Police say 2 accused were getting 'direction and guidance' from al-Qaeda elements in Iran


Police say they have arrested two men accused of conspiring to carry out an "al-Qaeda supported" attack targeting a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area, following a cross-border investigation that involved Canadian and American law enforcement.

In a press conference that followed a report by CBC's Greg Weston, police named the two accused as Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, from Toronto. They have been charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and "conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group."

RCMP officials said the two accused were plotting to derail a passenger train. Jennifer Strachan, chief superintendent of RCMP criminal operations in the province of Ontario, said the two suspects watched trains and railways in the Greater Toronto Area. There was a specific route targeted, not necessarily a specific train, Strachan said, although she declined to reveal the route.

"We are alleging that these two individuals took steps and conducted activities to initiate a terrorist attack," she told reporters.

The two men arrested are not Canadian citizens but were in the country legally, police said Monday. Investigators would not provide any details about their nationalities.

The RCMP accused the two men of conspiring to commit an "al-Qaeda-supported" attack.

More @ CBC


Stop Any and All Islamic Immigration Into the US in Light of Islamic Attacks Against The US

In the wake of the Newtown shootings, the Obama administration thought they should overstep their Constitutional authority to impose gun control. Now in light of the Boston bombings and the direct ties to Islam, I'm calling on the administration to stop all Islamic immigration into the US.

Mr. Obama and others quote Qur’an 5:32, which is about the people of Israel, but NEVER quote the next verse which is about Muslims and indicates the real threat of Islam.

Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a totalitarian, political death cult and as such is not compatible with American culture.

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50 of the Most Beautiful Women Ever - Morphing

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Rand Paul Issues Letter to Majority Leader Reid Regarding Consideration of Immigration Bill


In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings, focus should be on National Security

Apr 22, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul today issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging him to incorporate various national security concerns into the comprehensive immigration reform debate in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sen. Paul believes that comprehensive immigration reform requires a strong national security and until we can fully understand the systematic failures that enabled two individuals to immigrate to the United States from an area known for being hotbed of Islamic extremism, we should not proceed.


 More @ Rand Paul

Left-Wing Attack on David Stockman Misfires

Over at the New Yorker, James Surowiecki scolds David Stockman, author of the smash bestseller The Great Deformation: The Corruption of American Capitalism, for blaming the Federal Reserve for the boom-bust cycle. Why, we had booms and busts before the Fed, says Surowiecki.

If only he’d seen our resource page on Economic Cycles Before the Fed, instead of just repeating the same establishment argument every Fed opponent has heard a million times before.

Fastest Gunman Ever (2/100 of a second)


Time to Choose

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GRNC Alert 4-22-13: Help get pro-gun bill HB 937 moving in the NC House

No, it isn't perfect, but it is pretty good. This bill will get us badly needed restaurant carry, clean-up state-wide uniformity on parks carry to eliminate abuse by anti-gun municipalities, and will allow employees with permits to keep handguns locked in cars while working at higher education facilities.

Yes, we want more, such as storage at work for everyone, but this represents progress in the direction of freedom.

Currently HB 937 resides in House Judiciary Subcommittee A. We need to get it passed out of committee and onto the House floor where it can be voted on. This needs to occur soon because the Senate will also have to act on it before it is passed.

Sen. Cruz: Pathway to Citizenship Would Kill Immigration Reform Bill

Via avordvet

 Ted Cruz

 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday that including a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants “jeopardizes the likelihood” of any immigration reform bill passing.

“I think if instead the bill includes elements that are deeply divisive – and I would note that I don’t think there is any issue in this entire debate that is more divisive than a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally - in my view, any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill,” said Cruz at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform.

More @ CNS

Urgent Calls Needed—Congress Prepares to Tax Internet Sales

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The U.S. Senate is preparing to vote on allowing taxation of internet sales. The vote will come as early as this afternoon. 

The bill is S. 743, the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Bill.”

While this is not a homeschool issue, this legislation will directly affect HSLDA, as well as many homeschool families who operate home businesses and sell items online.

Currently, a small business only needs to collect sales taxes in states where the business has a physical presence. The proposed Senate legislation will give the states the authority to force businesses to collect sales taxes from all online customers, even if the customer lives in a state where the small business has no physical presence.

HSLDA believes that this will significantly hurt many small businesses, as well as any person who buys items online. We urge you to click here to visit Taxes Without Borders to learn more about this issue, and to also send prepared emails to your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative.

Can you imagine small businesses being required to file monthly sales tax returns in all 50 states?

If you do not want to use the pre-written service above, please contact your federal elected officials and ask them to reject the Marketplace Fairness Bill and any other federal legislation which taxes internet sales. You can reach your federal officials at the Capitol Switchboard, 202-224-3121, or by typing in your ZIP code in our Legislative Toolbox.
Very truly yours,

J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President, HSLDA

Read More:

Heritage Foundation: “Beware the Internet Sales Tax”
Mercatus Center: “The Internet, Sales Taxes, and Tax Competition” (please note, this discusses an earlier version of the bill from 2011)
Americans for Tax Reform Letter to U.S. Senate
The Heritage Network: Morning Bell: “Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab”

The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:
Home School Legal Defense Association • P.O. Box 3000 • Purcellville, Virginia 20134-9000
Phone: (540) 338-5600 • Fax: (540) 338-2733 • Email:

Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

Via Michael

 Beck Explains New Information on Alharbi, Saudi National Once Person of Interest in Boston Bombings

Background points:
  • A Saudi national originally identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” — “Terrorist activities” after the bombing
  • As the story gained traction, TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on Capitol Hill.
  • An ICE official said a different Saudi national is in custody, but is “in no way” connected to the bombings.
  • A congressional source, however, says that the file on Alharbi was created, that he was “linked” in some way to the Boston bombings (though it is unclear how), and that documents showing all this have been sent to Congress.
  • Key congressmen of the Committee on Homeland Security request a classified briefing with Napolitano
  • Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that Alharbi was allegedly flagged on a terrorist watch list and granted a student visa without being properly vetted.  Sources close to the investigation also told him the Saudi is still set for deportation.
  • New information provided to TheBlaze reveals Alharbi’s file was altered early Wednesday evening to disassociate him from the initial charges
  • Sources say the Saudi’s student visa specifically allows him to go to school in Findlay, Ohio, though he appears to have an apartment in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sources tell us this will most likely now be kicked from the DHS to the DOJ and labeled an ongoing investigation that can no longer be discussed.
Monday morning Glenn Beck laid out what he knows about the Saudi connection to the Boston marathon bombings.  It is a story that the mainstream media has all but completely ignored, though Beck says TheBlaze’s Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood reached out to numerous other networks in an effort to get the story out.   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to acknowledge the story even existed when questioned by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) last Friday.

More @ The Blaze

White House Link to Illegal Taping of Sen. Mitch McConnell

Via Cousin John

I still recall the news and controversy that surrounded the Watergate affair that resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon.  The nation’s media was all over the illegal break in by Republicans and the subsequent cover up that lead all the way to the Oval Office.

It seems we now have a similar incident, only the liberal mainstream media is pretty much downplaying it because this time it was Democrats that broke the law.   Therefore, it’s no big deal since, well, the nation’s top Democrat breaks the law every day, doesn’t he?

On December 5, 2012, a number of Democrats attended a meeting at the White House. Among those in attendance was Barack Obama’s chief campaign fundraise Matthew Barzun from Kentucky.  Barzun wasn’t the only Kentucky Democrat that attended the White House meeting, so did Shawn Reilly.  Reilly signed in on the White House visitor’s log as part of the same group as Barzun, at the same time as Barzun, and was listed as attending a meeting in the same room as Barzun.

A few days after the White House meeting, Reilly began his attacks on KY Sen. Mitch McConnell, who also happens to be the Senate Minority Leader.  He made no secret that his goal and the goal of his liberal leftist political action committee, Progress Kentucky, was to replace McConnell in the US Senate with a liberal Democrat.  At the time, actress Ashley Judd had been indicating that she would run against McConnell, but when other information on her began to surface, the DNC started withdrawing their support and the last I heard, she has decided not to run for office.

TVA's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant: Suspect fired 'Multiple rounds' in shootout with security officer

 TVA's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn., is pictured on Oct. 26, 2012.

Federal and local authorities are continuing their search for a gunman who escaped after a shootout with a security officer on the perimeter of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant site near Spring City, Tenn., overnight.

The suspect fired multiple rounds at a Tennessee Valley Authority security officer who was on a routine patrol near the banks of Chickamauga Lake about 2 a.m. Sunday, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said.

The officer encountered the suspect in a clearly marked restricted area several hundred yards from the site’s protected area, which houses the reactor and power production facilities, but still within the plant property.

When the officer confronted the person, “The individual fired on the officer, striking the officer’s vehicle,” said Hopson. “The officer returned fire, and as the officer was calling for backup, the individual fled the scene.”

More @ Knox News

IRS to Close for 5 Days Due to Furloughs



The IRS will issue official furlough notices next week to employees detailing that the agency will be closed for five days with unpaid leave for workers this summer because of the sequester.

In a memo to employees, IRS Acting Commissioner Steve Miller said the furlough days will be May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30 with two additional days possible in August or September. During these days, all public-facing operations will be closed as will toll-free operations and Taxpayer Assistance Centers.
“Despite successful efforts over the past year to find cost savings and our recent efforts to minimize the effects of sequestration, we still had to make tough decisions on the furlough dates and the best way to implement them,” he wrote in an internal memo shared with FOX Business.

Every IRS worker will be covered by the furlough. Personnel in charge of preserving systems and building security might be asked to work these days, but will be taking furlough days on alternative dates within those pay periods.

More @ Fox

100 Round AR-15 C-Mag Copy from KCI Korea – Gear Review

This was our second KCI magazine tested with a full 100 round compliment of Fiocchi .223. As you can see, except for a minor pause for adjusting hearing protection, the mag ran perfectly, as had the first one. At around a buck around for .223 for the foreseeable future we don’t do a lot of these tests, but it was worth a couple hundred bucks to see if these mags actually work. This summer we hope to use them for 3-Gun matches and prairie dogs.

It was a huge surprise when, on March 1st, right at the top of the high cap mag crisis, I got an email from the Sportsman’s Guide for “100 Round AR-15 Magazines.” Excuse me? What do you live in a cave? Who isn’t sold out on any and all AR-15 mags for six months at this point? But sure enough, the sale was real, and while people were still buying 30 round P-Mags on the auction sites for almost 100 bucks each, I got two of what appear to be exact copies of the Beta C-Mag for $179 each (after I joined their stupid club, otherwise they are $199).

 Initially I thought that it was kind of a dumb move. They were probably a cheap Chinese copy and probably didn’t work well, but since I could write about them for you guys, and “the company” could pay for them, I figured I’d give them a try. Bad reviews are as well received as positive reviews here, and if they were anything like the other after high cap mags I have bought at gun shows over the years, they would end up in the garbage after my scathing review.

UPDATE: Spring 2013 NC PATCON & 2nd Amendment Rally: Thursday May 2nd to Monday May 6th

This will be the last week that I am here before I go to Dixieland.  I know there are some who are planning on attending, but haven't sent in their checks.  I will deposit all checks this Friday the 26th, so those who do plan on attending need to mail your checks either today or tomorrow.  Thanks.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Awake, Responding in Writing

Federal prosecutors prepared criminal charges on Sunday against an ethnic Chechen suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings as he lay severely wounded, unable to speak and hospitalized under heavy guard.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who suffered damage to his tongue when shot through the throat before his arrest, was initially under sedation and incapable of being interviewed by investigators, authorities said. He also had been shot in the leg.

But the ABC and NBC news networks reported late Sunday that Tsarnaev had regained consciousness and was responding in writing to questions put to him by authorities.

Much of investigators' attention has turned to a trip his older brother and fellow bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, took to Russia last year and whether Chechen separatists or Islamist extremists may have influenced or assisted the siblings.

More @ Newsmax

California Gun Confiscation Bill Passes, Approves $24 Million To Expedite Illegal Gun Seizure

Via Angry Mike

What a worthless group.

Brandon Combs, executive director of the gun advocacy group Calguns Foundation, agrees that gun confiscation should be paid for out of the state's general fund. 


The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.

SB 140, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), seeks to remedy the gun-confiscation backlog that has left thousands of illegal guns on the streets, including those owned by those with criminal convictions or serious mental illness.

“We are fortunate in California to have the first and only system in the nation that tracks and identifies individuals who at one time made legal purchases of firearms but are now barred from possessing them,” Leno said in a statement. “However, due to a lack of resources, only a few of these illegally possessed weapons have been confiscated, and the mountain of firearms continues to grow each day."

The measure will take $24 million from the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) surplus funds and give it to the California Department of Justice, which is in charge of confiscating illegal guns. The DROS account holds fees that are imposed upon every transfer or sale of a firearm in California.

Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) said he voted against the measure because the fees that make up the DROS funds are intended to cover the cost of background checks -- not confiscations.

More @ Huff Post