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  • Yale student op-ed: Charity is not enough … your money must be TAKEN from you

    12/05/2017 10:53:08 AM PST · by TBP · 94 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | December 5, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    ‘We have an obligation to redistribute’ The holiday season is upon us, and leave it to an Ivy Leaguer to play the role of the proverbial stick in the mud. Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.” They offer examples of a shady used car salesman and a sketchy entrepreneur who, after screwing over people in the past attempt to make good later in life through charitable...
  • Democrats’ New Attack Would Force A 7 Day Wait To Obtain Guns, Suppressors, Ammo & Mags

    11/22/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 29 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 11-22-2017 | Tim Brown
    Once again, DC Democrats have gun owners' rights in their sights. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), an obvious Constitutional scholar (insert sarcasm here), introduced H.R. 4268 in the House. The bill would mandate that licensed gun dealers and individuals wait seven days after buying semi-automatic firearms, suppressors, armor-piercing ammunition and high capacity magazines before transferring them. Of course, as with all of these attempts to infringe on the rights of gun owners, the bill is clouded with a name that presents it as something promoting "safety" when the reality is it does absolutely nothing to promote safety. The bill is referred to...
  • Saudi Arabia’s crown prince could turn to Credit Suisse next

    11/20/2017 6:15:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    FT ^ | 2017/11/20 | PATRICK JENKINS
    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince could turn to Credit Suisse next Saudis are among a number of SWFs intrigued by recent shareholder developments at Swiss bank PATRICK JENKINS For those who had not been paying attention to the rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his recent dramatic detention of fellow princes and other senior figures over corruption allegations came out of the blue. But amid some pretty tough competition for the world’s attention — a quasi-coup in Zimbabwe, more Brexit tumult — he has kept up the momentum ever since. On Thursday it emerged that the Saudi authorities...
  • Boston Globe: It's Time To Consider Gun Confiscation

    11/15/2017 6:12:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 14, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if there’s one thing we can say about this Boston Globe op-ed, it’s honest. I don’t mean honest regarding facts or anything, but honest in detailing what gun control advocates really, really want: confiscation. Trouble is, it’s not clear the "something" Democrats typically demand would make a real dent in the nation’s epidemic of gun violence. Congress can ban assault weapons, but they account for just a tiny sliver of the country’s 33,000 annual firearm deaths. And tighter background checks will do nothing to cut down on the 310 million guns already in circulation. In other words, the proposals...
  • Mainstream Media Now Advancing "Gun Confiscation" Agenda To Stop Mass Shootings

    11/14/2017 1:02:34 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 42 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 11-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    It was several years ago, during the usurper's time in the White House, that I reported on where the abundance of gun violence took place, including mass shootings.In another report, it was discovered that the majority of gun violence takes place in large metropolitan areas, and much of that happens in poor neighborhoods.Additionally, more than 90% of mass shootings have occurred in government-regulated, but unconstitutional, "gun free zones."All of these so-called "gun control" measures are only aiding to promote full on gun confiscation and gun prohibition, except for guns being in the hands of government. Most recently, ABC News has...
  • ABC News: Firearm Confiscation Orders Part of Solution to Mass Public Attacks

    11/11/2017 4:40:49 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Senate Democrats pushed nine different gun controls during the past six weeks, and ABC News has now emerged with a tenth gun law which they suggest may be the ringer. That law would legalize firearm confiscation orders like those in Washington state. Such orders allow a judge to issue an ex parte order for the confiscation of an American’s firearms. This means the order can be issued without the firearm owner even being present for the process. His or her first knowledge of the order would come when police knocked on their door to sweep the house for firearms. According...
  • Hillary Clinton Slams NRA While Offering Condolences to Las Vegas Shooting Victims

    10/02/2017 11:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | October 2, 2017 | Brent Lang
    Hillary Clinton criticized the National Riffle Association on Monday morning while offering her condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas this weekend that left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 people injured. “Our grief isn’t enough,” the former Democratic Party presidential candidate tweeted. “We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.” Clinton’s statement was one of the most politically charged among prominent politicians who weighed in on social media in the hours after the attack. She writes in...
  • The Pig Trap

    08/03/2017 8:14:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Taxicab depressions ^ | 14th April 2014 | Taxi Hack
    The Pig TrapPosted: 14th April 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized Tags: Politics192 America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution (1996) I had a very memorable and thought-provoking passenger a while back that I never wrote about because while I found him fascinating, he seemed a little too political for what was always intended to be a fun blog to read and some cheap therapy for your humble driver and writer. But in light of all the scandals...
  • Mardin Governor’s Office cancels decision on transfer of Syriac churches (Turkey)

    07/06/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 5, 2017 | TM
    A special commission established under the Mardin Governor’s Office has cancelled a decision to transfer Syriac churches and monasteries to Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, the Birgün daily reported on Wednesday. Some of the assets, including churches in Mardin province that were owned by the Syriac community, were seized by the Treasury and were planned to be transferred to the Religious Affairs Directorate. Renate Sommer, a member of the European Parliament from the Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People’s Party, also harshly criticized the decision and said the Syriacs were at risk of being wiped out in Turkey. The...
  • Gun Registration and Confiscation in England and Wales

    06/04/2017 7:36:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns Hidden from the Government and Confiscated in Wales The exemplar for restrictive firearms regulation in the United States has been England and Wales.   Some have argued that it was NAZI Germany, but though the 1968 Gun Control Act borrowed heavily from NAZI law, the country and laws that most have referred to has been England.  Wales shares the same laws and Supreme Court as England.   Before the British passed their own restrictive firearms laws, the most restrictive law in the Anglosphere was the one passed in New York City, the infamous Sullivan law of 1911. The first real...
  • Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants [Hamburg]

    05/14/2017 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years. City officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Merkel opened German borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now, however, the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens. In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential...
  • OH: Cleveland Attempts to Steal Another Gun

    05/13/2017 4:09:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 24 in 2015, in Cleveland, Brian Bridges shot a man in self defense. He had a concealed carry permit from Ohio, and was never charged with a crime.  But the accomplice of the man who was shot was charged.  From clevescene.com: That trial wasn't to be— the defendant pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in October 2015. But now, in 2017, Bridges still hasn't gotten his handgun and other items back, the complaint alleges. From courthousenews.com:  Bridges claims Cleveland police unlawfully seized his property, “including a Glock 21 semiautomatic handgun, ammunition, holsters and a redcherry piccolo,” to be...
  • High School Confiscates Yearbooks After Deeming ‘Build That Wall’ Senior Quote ‘Inappropriate’

    05/12/2017 1:53:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    A North Carolina high school has confiscated pre-ordered yearbooks after school officials and district administrators deemed a student's "build that wall" senior quote "inappropriate." Richmond Early College High School allowed graduating students to put a quote of their choice under their yearbook picture. One student chose their senior quote to be "Build that wall," crediting Donald Trump for the statement. Only after the yearbook was published and distributed to students did Principal Tonya Waddell deem several senior quotes inappropriate, including Trump's oft-repeated campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. At that point, 22 yearbooks had been pre-ordered,...
  • Maduro’s Christmas Presents to Venezuela: Forced Sales, Stolen Toys

    12/14/2016 10:08:00 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2016 | Michael Tennant
    “To Venezuelan socialists,” observed Loyola University Maryland economics professor Thomas DiLorenzo, “nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ more than armed government goons showing up at your business and ordering you around.” That is, in fact, precisely what is happening in that oil-rich but increasingly poverty-stricken nation. Having driven his country into penury and hyperinflation by continuing the policies of late president Hugo Chavez, President Nicolas Maduro is now forcing stores to have Christmas sales they cannot afford and even confiscating millions of toys from their distributor so Maduro can play Santa Claus by handing them out to poor children.
  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Understanding Your Most Fundamental Rights: Part 2

    01/05/2017 9:04:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/4/17 | Bill Norton
    Suppose you, as a good neighbor, noticed an imbalance between a couple of families down the street. The Smiths — husband and wife, no kids, yet they have two cars. Then there is the Jones family — husband and wife, five kids and no car. A difficult life the Joneses have, hard to get to work or to the store, difficult to get the kids to school. You would like to help, because you are a kind, compassionate and merciful individual, but you only have one car for yourself, your wife and three kids. You decide one day to talk...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?

    09/16/2016 4:27:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/15/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Hawaii’s new law requires current and future gun owners to register in the FBI’s “Rap Back” system. The FBI calls it their Next Generation Identification Program, which is currently used to track the actions of people who are part of ongoing criminal investigations. If someone enrolled in the database has contact with law enforcement, an alert is issued through the FBI. Now the program will be used to track the actions of all law-abiding gun owners in Hawaii—and not just residents. SB 2954 requires law enforcement to request a “Rap Back” on anyone requesting a firearm license or registering a...
  • Obama: Honest, I Don't Want to Take Your Guns

    06/03/2016 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/3/16 | Trey Sanchez
    President Obama spoke at a town hall moderated by PBS Wednesday night while still in Elkhart, Indiana. The subject of gun control came up and the president assured that neither he nor any other Democrat is trying to take away America's guns. An audience member stood up and posed the following question: "Why do you and Hillary want to control and restrict and limit gun manufacturers, gun owners and responsible use of guns and ammunition to the rest of us -- the good guys -- instead of holding the bad guys accountable for their actions?" The man continued, using Obama's...
  • Judge Blocks Restitution to Innocent Man [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Guillermo Espinoza's efforts to retrieve $19,894 seized by Arkansas State Police were brought to an abrupt halt by Judge Chris Williams. State prosecutors asked that the money be returned to Espinoza since no criminal charges were being pursued against him. Williams rejected this request on the grounds that Espinoza had missed the 10-day deadline for filing the papers to initiate restitution. As Williams sees it, "the rules on civil forfeiture are clearly spelled out in statute. Whether or not Mr. Espinoza was or wasn't engaged in any illegal activity is irrelevant. Arkansas law gives the government the right to seize...
  • Gabby Giffords: Universal Background Checks Not Enough, Legalize Confiscation

    05/11/2016 10:42:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 9 — less than two years since universal background checks were hoisted onto the backs of law-abiding citizens in Washington state — Gabby Giffords was in the state campaigning for special protective orders that will allow firearm confiscation. The orders — “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” — would be similar to California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, inasmuch as they would allow “family or household members” to petition a judge to order the temporary confiscation of firearms from another family member or person living in the household.