Friday, March 21, 2014

New Idaho law effectively nullifies future federal gun control

Via III Percent Patriots


Yesterday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a bill which would effectively nullify future federal gun laws by prohibiting state enforcement of any future federal act relating to personal firearms, a firearm accessories or ammunition.

S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0.

Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. “By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ — especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements”

Introduced by the State Affairs Committee, the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, seeks to:

Abortion Group Offers Coat Hanger Pendant for $10 Donation

Via Angry Mike

Here is the ultimate expression of crass insensitivity. It is the perfect gift for the woman who not only scoffs at the sanctity of life but wears her politics on “her sleeve.” It is a coat hanger pendant, and it can be hers for a donation of $10 to the DC Abortion Fund. (That’s $10 a month, by the way: Talk about gifts that keep on giving!)

Alec Torres at NRO explains that the organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, helps finance abortions for women in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who can’t afford the life-ending procedure on their own.

Feminist: Babies are 'time-sucking monsters'


Babies are “time-sucking monsters,” according to a feminist blogger who says she considers abortion “kind of my jam.”

Amanda Marcotte, in a recent post at that blasted Republicans and “anti-choicers,” said abortion “may roll itself into the world of obsolescence.”

“Let me just put a stop to this **** right now,” Marcotte wrote. “You can give me gold-plated day care and an awesome public school right on the street corner and start paying me 15 percent more at work, and I still do not want a baby. I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding.

“No matter how much free day care you throw at women, babies are still time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness,” she declared

Marcotte said she is pleased with her present life, which gives her the “ability to do what I want when I want without having to arrange for a babysitter.”

“I like being able to watch True Detective right now and not wait until baby is in bed. I like sex in any room of the house I please.”

More @ WND

Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite

Via Cousin John

 First lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson, and her daughters Sasha and Malia are in Beijing for the beginning of a week-long tour, and their hotel's staff are already tired of them

Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline.

The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room 'an oasis of comfort – is a 3,400-square-foot masterpiece including a private steam room, 'corner sofas with silk pillows,' and in-room dining for six.

But the Obamas' stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama's mother Marian Robinson has been 'barking at the staff since she arrived.'

More @ Daily Mail

Obama's compassionate Syrian rebels in action

 ** WARNING GRAPHIC** ** FSA/Al Nusra terrorists executing Syrian Soldiers .

Via Ryan

These Syrian soldiers were guarding Al Kindi hospital in Aleppo,....A suicide bomber blew himself up in the hospital....some of the soldiers were taken captives by the free Syrian army and Al Nusra front... the soldiers are being executed as you see in this video.

This video is not being uploaded to glorify the crime, it is being uploaded to document the crimes committed by the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Russia: Ukrainian airborne troops leave Crimean base

Members of a Ukrainian airborne military unit departed Crimea for Ukraine on Friday, leaving their base at Perevalnoye. The departing column of 15 vehicles was accompanied by military police from Russia's armed forces.

MAKEOVER - Tropfest Australia 22 2013 Second Prize (TSI "CHANGE")

Via Cousin Colby

If we educate idiots, our future is full of idiots. If we educate patriots, our future is full of patriots.

Via Terry
"The fact that homeschooling must be defended again and again against consistently wrong naysayers attests to one single, undeniable fact: Critics must continue to propagate the lies and defend public schools at all costs. They cannot admit that this enormously expensive experiment in public education has utterly failed."
A couple of weeks ago, there was an article on a lieutenant governor candidate in South Carolina who urged parents to help improve education by taking their children out of public schools and either homeschool or use private schools.

Needless to say, this topic attracted its share of detractors, including one poster who wrote the following: “Homeschooling … fails children miserably on many fronts. Christian schools breed bigotry and do not allow for children to integrate in a positive and balanced manner with the rest of society. When children are not taught to get up, dress up. and show up – except for at the kitchen table, what good will that do them 10 years from now in the ‘real world’? It won’t. I have yet to meet an HONEST home-schooled teen or young adult who has NOT felt like a social reject during their venture into the big world.”

Sigh. Here we go again. Beside the obvious point that this person clearly doesn’t know many (if any) actual homeschoolers, I feel that once again a defense of homeschooling is in order.

The academic superiority of homeschooling is not in question. Homeschoolers routinely leave public-schooled children in the metaphorical dust when it comes to standardized tests.
More @ WND

North Carolina: Two Muslims face charges for planning to go to Syria and Yemen to wage jihad

 Akbar Jihad Jordan

The names Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown sound as if they are converts to Islam. And so here again the same question arises: where did these newcomers to the vaunted Religion of Peace get the crazy idea that jihad had something to do with waging war against unbelievers? Were they involved with a mosque in Raleigh? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? Or would caring about such questions be “Islamophobic”?

More @ Jihad Watch

Keep America Independent: Stop Trade Promotion Authority

The key to victory in our fight to stop the two mega free trade agreements - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - is to stop Congress from approving a new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill. Of course, TPA is just the new name for "fast-track authority," which has been used to steamroll free trade agreements, such as NAFTA (North America) and CAFTA (Central America), through Congress for several decades now by allowing only an up-or-down vote on such agreements within 90 days with no amendments or filibusters permitted.

It is very widely accepted that the TPP and TTIP agreements cannot be approved by Congress without TPA in effect. Although a bill that would authorize TPA, Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (H.R. 3830 in the House and S. 1900 in the Senate), was introduced on January 9, it appears that there is not enough support in Congress at present to assure passage. As usual, most Democrats and some Republicans are leery of free trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went so far as to say this regarding the TPA bill in the Senate, "I'm against fast track.... Everyone would be well advised not to push this right now." When asked whether he would stop action on TPA, Reid said, "We'll see."

Reid's attitude doesn't mean that TPA won't be passed this year, but it is making approval of TPA look like an uphill battle.

Although we're delighted to hear that support for TPA appears to be lacking, we can't afford to be complacent. Back in the 1990s when NAFTA was being debated in the media, there were many articles claiming that NAFTA was in trouble and wouldn't be passed. However, we know the outcome: NAFTA passed, and the establishment elites working for a New World Order got what they needed as a foundation for their next step, the North American Union (NAU).

Then, a funny thing happened on the road to the NAU. The JBS and allies slowed down the NAU project so much that now we're hearing that the TPP and TTIP agreements will leapfrog over the NAU step and bring about economic and political integration of the United States with 11 (and more to come, such as China) Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.

We know that what the establishment elites want, they generally get. However, we must break this pattern of the creation of larger and larger blocs of nations before we lose our national independence and personal freedoms for good.

So, stopping U.S. involvement in this whole long-term pattern of ever-larger economic and political blocs of nations boils down to stopping the TPA bills in Congress this year. We can't afford to be complacent. We've got to assume that they have a good chance to pass unless we create sufficient opposition to vote them down. And, there's already some talk of passing the TPA bills in a lame-duck session of Congress after this fall's elections, if need be.

We must ramp up our efforts to stop passage of the TPA bills, H.R. 3830 in the House and S. 1900 in the Senate, beginning now. We don't know when the votes will be, so we need to build opposition quickly, and then sustain that opposition all through the year. Our national independence and personal freedoms are at stake!

Click on the "Choose Freedom - STOP the Free Trade Agenda" action project graphic above for further educational and action tools.
Please send a prewritten, editable email to your representative and senators in opposition to authorizing Trade Promotion Authority for the Obama administration.

Phone calls can also be very effective, and of course, the most effective way to educate your congressmen and staff is by making personal visits to their offices. Click here for contact information.


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Gun & ammo websites to be banned under United Nations takeover of Internet?

Baristas Carry Guns at Spokane Coffee Shop

Via Bearing Arms


Court: Planned Parenthood Violated Fourth Amendment in Home Raid

Via Terry


“An incident that is more like home raids by Red Guards during China’s Cultural Revolution than like what we should expect in the United States of America”

Sometimes, the recitation of facts in a judicial opinion speaks volumes. A decision this morning from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio, captioned Bray v. Planned Parenthood, et al., No. 12-4476 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014), is one of those cases.

Michael Bray, the plaintiff, is not a terribly sympathetic character; he wrote a book in 1994 advocating violence against abortionists, and served four years in prison in the 1980s for a series of bombings of abortion clinics. (Like Bill Ayers, Bray never injured anyone and denies any intent to do personal harm, but as we know, setting off bombs in populated areas is a hazardous business).

In 1993, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that clinic protests by he and his wife Jayne did not violate the Civil Rights Act of 1871, a/k/a the Klu Klux Klan Act, but the following year, at the urging of the Clinton Administration, Congress responded by passing the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Planned Parenthood immediately filed suit against Bray in Oregon under the new federal statute that was more or less designed to target him, and won a $110 million jury verdict, reduced on appeal to $850,000. It then set about trying to collect the judgment from Bray’s book sales, which as you may imagine don’t seem to have been particularly extensive.

More @ Red State

Why does U.S. has no problem transporting 33 tonnes of gold from Ukraine to U.S. but has difficulty transporting any of Germany’s gold from New York to Berlin?

Via Ryan
gold vault

The Big Lie is that Central Banks don’t care about gold.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Ben Bernanke more than once claimed that he didn’t understand gold.   When Ron Paul asked Bernanke in front of Congress why Central Banks own gold if it’s irrelevant, Bernanke flippantly suggested that it was out of tradition. 

More @  Silver Doctors

‘Jack-Booted Thugs’? What Four New Mexico Forest Officers Did at a Taos Ski Resort Is Facing Harsh Backlash

Via avordvet


Visitors to a Taos ski resort were surprised by a random “saturation” patrol by the Forest Service, apparently without probable cause for any individual suspects.

“I could not be more upset about this,” Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor and Taos resident, said. “Somebody needs to lose their job.”

More @ The Blaze

Did ARMagLock Create a Device To Beat “Assault Rifle” Registration Requirements?

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Our friends over at Ammoland published a story today about a company called ARMagLock, which claims to have created a device that renders the AR-15 a fixed-magazine firearm, defeating the Connecticut, New York, and proposed California “assault weapon registration requirements.

From ARMagLock:

ARMagLock is a new patent pending AR-15 fixed magazine solution that allows New York, Connecticut and California AR-15 owners to avoid assault weapon registration within
their respective state by staying compliant with the laws.

More with video @ Bearing Arms

Unlike the West, Putin Knew Exactly What He Was Doing & Putin’s quiet Latin America play

Russia: On 18 March President Putin signed the treaty of reunification with Crimea along with the Crimean prime minister and parliament speaker. He gave a ten minute address in which he in which he defended Crimea's vote as a restoration of historical justice.

In the speech, Putin stressed the history ofRussian connections to Crimea, the legitimacy of Russian actions and the precedent set by Western recognition of Kosovo.

The government will submit the treaty to the parliament for ratification on 20 March.

Comment: In the speech Putin made clear that two separate political entities joined the Russian Federation: the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. In the treaty Sevastopol will be directly controlled by Moscow. The ownership of the Black Sea Fleet's base will be Russian henceforth, instead of leased from Ukraine.

It bears repeating that the Russians were well prepared for this reunification. The speed of execution and smoothness of the military and political operations were such that the major actions were completed before the West could finish deliberations, much less make decisions. Those are the hallmarks of careful preparation.

Crimea: Pro-Russian armed men or Russian special forces soldiers or both took over the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy in Sevastopol and another naval facility. One Ukrainian soldier was shot and killed.

Russia began issuing passports to Crimeans.

Ukraine: Ukrainian authorities reportedly cracked down on pro-Russian demonstrators in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. The government in Kyiv is trying to arrange the withdrawal of some 22,000 Ukrainian soldiers and sailors from Crimea.

Correction: The agreement guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ukraine is the Budapest Memorandum, not the Bucharest Memorandum. Senior moment.

More world news at Night Watch


Gear Test: Brad Thor Alpha Jacket takes concealed carry to the next level
When I found out Brad Thor had designed a concealed carry jacket, I was intrigued. I figured it was just another jacket hurried to market to take advantage of his popularity, knowing that Brad’s name sells. So with unbridled skepticism, I went to his website to check out the product.

When you’re a successful author of suspense novels and you decide you want to be a concealed-carry garment designer, you better get your gear right — the gun community can be an unforgiving bunch. Putting your name on the jacket is even riskier, since it can label you as a maker of junk for the rest of your career.

Dianne Feinstein pushes for semi-automatic rifle import ban based on 45-year-old law

 Sen. Dianne Feinstein stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Beating a dead horse.

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein is circulating a letter on Capitol Hill calling once again for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and asking for President Barack Obama to keep his State of the Union promise to make 2014 a “year of action.”

Citing the Gun Control Act of 1968, Feinstein states, “In recent years… importers of firearms have taken advantage of ATF’s interpretation of the ‘sporting purposes’ test to evade the import ban.”
The phrase contained in The Gun Control Act of 1968 Feinstein is referencing prohibits the importation of firearms that are not “generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.”  She claims that in recent years firearms importers have taken advantage of ATF’s interpretation of “sporting purposes” to circumvent the ban.

Petrodollar Alert: Putin Prepares To Announce "Holy Grail" Gas Deal With China

Via Terry


  "To summarize: while the biggest geopolitical tectonic shift since the cold war accelerates with the inevitable firming of the "Asian axis", the west monetizes its debt, revels in the paper wealth created from an all time high manipulated stock market while at the same time trying to explain why 6.5% unemployment is really indicative of a weak economy, blames the weather for every disappointing economic data point, and every single person is transfixed with finding a missing airplane.

If it was the intent of the West to bring Russia and China together - one a natural resource (if "somewhat" corrupt) superpower and the other a fixed capital / labor output (if "somewhat" capital misallocating and credit bubbleicious) powerhouse - in the process marginalizing the dollar and encouraging Ruble and Renminbi bilateral trade, then things are surely "going according to plan."

For now there have been no major developments as a result of the shift in the geopolitical axis that has seen global US influence, away from the Group of 7 (most insolvent nations) of course, decline precipitously in the aftermath of the bungled Syrian intervention attempt and the bloodless Russian annexation of Crimea, but that will soon change. Because while the west is focused on day to day developments in Ukraine, and how to halt Russian expansion through appeasement (hardly a winning tactic as events in the 1930s demonstrated), Russia is once again thinking 3 steps ahead... and quite a few steps east.

More @ Zero Hedge

Vietnam's first McDonald's serves 400,000 customers in first month

Via WiscoDave

Old and new: Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Minh has opened its first McDonald'sOld and new: Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Minh has opened its first McDonald's
New and old: Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Minh Saigon has opened its first McDonald's

Ho Chi Minh Saigon attracts thousands of adventurous travellers each year, who head to Vietnam's largest city to experience the French colonial architecture, life on the bustling Saigon river and - of course - the world-famous cuisine.

But today there is a surprising new addition to Ho Chi Minh's culinary offerings as the glowing yellow arches of McDonald's take their place on the city's skyline.

America's most famous fast food joint set up its first outlet in Vietnam last month and has already served over 400,000 people, according to business reports out this week.

More @ Daily Mail

Holder Denies Cruz's Request for Special Prosecutor in IRS Targeting

Civil litigation will go on, he said.

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied Sen. Ted Cruz's demand for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS's targeting of tea party groups – a rejection the Texas Republican is slamming as "the height of hypocrisy" by the Obama administration.

The tea party favorite had called for the appointment on Jan. 22, writing the nation's top prosecutor that it had been eight months "since both you and President Obama professed outrage at the IRS's wrongful conduct," and yet no legal action had been taken.

More @ Newsmax

The terrifying video that reveals just what it’s like to ride a motorbike around the Isle of Man’s famous TT course

Via WiscoDave

For a motorcycle rider, it is the ultimate adrenaline rush - and for anyone else, the most terrifying (and dangerous) motorsport event in the world.

This new video reveals the astonishing risks taken by competitors in the Isle of Man's famous annual TT road race.

It shows a helmet eye view from racer Michael Dunlop as he negoaties the course known as the most dangerous in the world - and which has claimed 240 rider's lives since it began in 1907.

More @ Daily Mail

NC: School To 8-Year-Old: Jesus Is No Hero

Via LH

 The Sermon on the MountCarl Bloch, 1890

Unfortunately, today’s morally bankrupt public education system apparently has no room for such a message of love and hope.

Second grade students at Cerro Gordo Elementary School in North Carolina were recently given a fairly common assignment. The kids were asked to think about who they consider to be a hero and begin writing a paper explaining their decision.

When 8-year-old Ryleigh Watts returned to class and informed her teacher who she wanted to honor, however, her mother said she was told to “write about something different.”

Who was the proposed subject of young Ryleigh’s paper? Jesus Christ.

“I think she should have freedom to write about what she wants to write about,” Heather Watts said of her daughter. “If she wants to write about Jesus, she should write about Jesus.”

According to a local NBC affiliate, the school disputes the controversy, explaining “we have learned that students were not restricted from writing on any topic of their choosing.”

The official statement encourages “our parents and guardians to contact or visit their child’s school to address any concerns.”

Ryleigh and her mother, however, are not budging from their original story. Watts met with both the school’s principal and her daughter’s teacher and reports that the situation has not been rectified.

The Dangers of Common Core

Issa Subpoenas ATF for Documents on Botched Sting Operations

Via NC Renegade

ATF agents / AP

The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for documents related to a number of controversial storefront sting operations.

Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) wrote in a Wednesday letter to ATF director Todd Jones that he was subpoenaing the documents after ATF had repeatedly failed to turn over requested documents.

“After more than a year of promised cooperation, multiple letters to you, and several unfulfilled document requests, I have no choice today but to issue the enclosed subpoena to compel the production of documents relevant to the committee’s investigation,” Issa wrote.

"Remember The Face"


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