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  • Obama doesn't rule out trip to Ferguson

    11/23/2014 11:22:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | November 23, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama in an interview broadcast Sunday didn’t rule out visiting Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury reveals whether they decide to indict the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama was asked if it would make sense for him to pay the city a visit after the decision is released. “You know, I’m going to wait and see how the response comes about,” Obama said. “But what does makes sense is for not just me, but my entire administration, to work with willing partners at the state and local...
  • Radio report of "large amount of activity" at courthouse in Ferguson (Vanity, no link)

    11/23/2014 7:11:01 AM PST · by TruBluKentuckian · 29 replies
    No link, just heard radio news report of a lot of activity at Ferguson courthouse, including bomb sniffing dogs and a lot of people in and out. Announcement pending?
  • Ferguson Looting Forcing Businesses To Call In The Big Guns To Get Merch Out Of Town

    11/23/2014 1:58:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    No one is quite sure yet if a grand jury will indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But one thing is almost for sure: If they don’t, Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, areas will face widespread protests and looting once again. Local businesses have been bracing themselves for the possible fallout, many of which have called in armed forces to help them out. More than 300 private military contractors have been hired by Ferguson-area locals in anticipation of more looting, reported Vice News. Jared Ogden, director of operations for Asymmetric Solutions, a private military contractor...
  • Why It Is Unethical for SOME Freepers to Argue Against Illegals Getting Free Benefits from Obama

    11/22/2014 11:24:20 AM PST · by xzins · 73 replies
    Vanity ^ | 22 Nov 14 | Xzins
    Oh, those dastardly illegals. They come into our country, they live off our social safety net, they take our jobs, and they cause all kinds of grief. That's a fair description of many conversations in recent months regarding illegal immigrants. The message is clear: “It is unethical to take and take when you haven't earned the right.” That gets us to the Freep-a-thon. Statistics found easily on the internet prove that only 5% of Freepers support the other 95%. Count the number of unique hits Free Republic receives. Count the number of actual donors...and voila...you will discover that only 5%...
  • WA: Pistol Whipped, Tied, Husband Escapes, Gets Gun, Fights Back

    11/22/2014 1:59:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you cannot effectively fight back immediately, escaping and fighting back may be the next best thing.  The best chance to fight back and prevail is usually before you are put under restraint.   That does not mean that you have no chance after that point.   Your assailants may be sloppy or overconfident.  You many be able to seize an opportunity.  Getting away should be more important than revenge.   If you manage to escape, try not to give yourself up to allies of your assailants, as happened recently in Syria. Washington State had two home invasions recently.  The first,...
  • See How Atlanta’s Preparing For Ferguson Protests

    11/21/2014 8:13:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WVEE-FM V103 The People's Station ^ | November 21, 2014 | Maria Boynton, anchor
    Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of like this in the aftermath of Jena, or in the aftermath of Trayvon, but I’ve never seen anything like this in preparation for an announcement.” Close to 200 metro Atlanta law men and women, administrators from various jurisdictions, members of clergy and civil rights organizations, along with high school and college students gathered Thursday afternoon inside the chambers of the DeKalb County School Board. They...
  • Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway

    11/21/2014 7:28:49 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 84 replies
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jonathan Turley
    Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway . . . Allowed To Plead To A Single Misdemeanor With No Jail Time and A $500 Fine There is a surprising plea deal in Georgia this week where Philip Sailors, 69, was accused of responding to Rodrigo Diaz pulling into his driveway by mistake by shooting him in the head and killing him. Sailors has now been allowed to plead out on a single misdemeanor for involuntary manslaughter with no jail time. He was facing a murder charge. Under the plea bargain, Sailors will serve 12-months’ probation...
  • Il: Bakery Shootout: no Restraints

    11/21/2014 3:38:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I teach students to make a decision about being put under restraint before they get into a deadly force situation.   By restraint, I mean that the aggressor/attacker is attempting something, or commanding you to do something, that significantly reduces your options for resistance.  One of the simplest of these is for someone to aim a gun at you from a vehicle, and order you to get into the car.  It is almost always better to run for cover at that point.  Criminals do not want to move you somewhere for your benefit. Other examples are: they are going to...
  • Cat rescued from Westlake school bus recovering, but medical bills likely to total $2,500

    11/21/2014 12:08:08 PM PST · by EBH · 49 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | Barb Galbincea
    WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Margie, a cat rescued from the engine belt of a Westlake school bus last week, is recovering, but her medical bills are piling up. So far, the Westlake Animal Hospital has provided about $1,800 in care to Margie, who was found stuck in the bus' serpentine belt, according to a news release from the school district. The 1-year-old cat was discovered after Westlake bus driver Marge Laskowski radioed fellow driver Denise Wering during their morning routes on Nov. 12 to check the back of Wering's bus. When the drivers pulled off of Dover Center Road, they spotted...
  • Will Pope Francis deal with The National Catholic Reporter?

    11/21/2014 9:48:52 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The National "Catholic" Reporter assures us that, "The priesthood of the future will include married and celibate, male and female, gay and straight." See here. In his book "Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today," then Cardinal Ratzinger and now Pope Benedict XVI, writing about futile reform and the "naive arrogance of the self-appointed enlightener who is convinced that previous generations did not get it right, or else were too fearful and unilluminated," explains the thinking of such deluded souls: "It thus appears [for these adolescent Catholics] as the most normal thing in the world to make up for lost...
  • GA:"We is teenagers, don't shoot me"

    11/21/2014 9:04:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Has the use of the word "teenager" by the old media given criminal teens a sense of immunity?   You see it again and again. Trayvon Martin is constantly referred to as a teenager, as though that somehow absolved him of his crimes. Most male children, who are brought up in intact families, do not become predatory creatures in their teens.   But for those who do not have strong, moral, male role models in their lives, especially if this is the default position in their community, predation is a common role. In a home invasion in Georgia, the homeowner grabbed...
  • TX:Possible Mass Shooting Stopped by Armed Citizen?

    11/21/2014 3:54:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Some mass killings have occurred at clubs.  The most infamous has been the "Happyland social club" in New York City, where 87 people were murdered by arson in 1990.   An armed citizen may have stopped an attempted mass killing in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, the 16th of November.   A 23-year-old Hispanic man had been thrown out of the appropriately named "Club Khaos" at about 1 a.m.  He returned to the entrance of the club and started shooting.  He hit five people; one of them is in critical condition.  From the elpasotimes.com: A 21-year-old man was hit in the...
  • Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban

    11/20/2014 4:29:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NextGov ^ | November 20, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Sen. Ted Cruz is lobbying hard to prevent government regulation of the Internet, but one measure the Texas Republican supports is expected to create a sizeable budget hole for his state. Cruz, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, spent ample time last week promoting a permanent extension to an expiring ban on federal, state, and local taxation of Internet access that is currently being considered in Congress. The measure, which passed the House earlier this year, is popular in both parties and considered a lame-duck "must pass," as the ban is set to lift on Dec. 11. But a lesser-known...
  • NC:Warning Shot Works for Open Carrier Outside of Asheville

    11/20/2014 7:08:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Warning shots are always controversial.   I generally caution against them, but I keep finding instances where they are used to good effect.  Here is one that was related on the opencarry.org North Carolina forum by tiggy1190.  It occurred in Buncombe County, NC: Forced to pull, and discharge outside of Asheville. I wont go into all the details, but long story short. Drunk, and drugged up moron threatens me with a knife, then a gun, and advances towards me. I never saw the weapon, but his hands were behind his back the whole time. I knew I was just in...
  • Ferguson Mob: Violent Muslim Instigator Arrested

    11/20/2014 3:14:09 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    "... Bassem Masri had told officers, while pointing at each one, 'I`m praying for your death and you death and your death and your death.' ..." "... Police are perhaps, Eric Holder be damned, going to go Frank Rizzo on the Stalinist scum exploiting the situation. ..."
  • PA: Local Governments File Lawsuit to avoid Accountability on Gun Laws

    11/19/2014 4:14:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Pennsylvania, second amendment advocates have been fighting for years to reform Pennsylvania preemption law.   State law forbids local governments from passing a maze of local ordinances that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.   All 50 states have some form of state firearm preemption; if they did not have it, residents would never know if they were breaking the law or not by being on one side of the street or another. The problem in Pennsylvania is that the Legislature did not provide any penalties for local scofflaw governments when they break the law.   This year,...
  • 'Pants Up, Don't Loot' Billboard Planned By Wilson Supporters As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Nears

    11/17/2014 1:02:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    Supporters of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson raised more than $3,000 to erect a “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” billboard in or around the predominantly black St. Louis suburb as the grand jury decision on an indictment for the white police officer looms. The billboard’s message comes from a National Review article quoting a derogatory response to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” chant by supporters of unarmed black teen Mike Brown, whom Wilson shot and killed Aug. 9. The “Pants Up, Don’t Loot” campaign was created on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo and quickly reached its $3,000 goal on Monday. “This crowdfunding...
  • Gun Law Reforms to be Considered by Ohio Senate

    11/17/2014 9:43:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Some needed reforms to Ohio gun law are finally moving in the Ohio Senate.  HB 203 passed the Ohio House 63-27 in November of 2013.  It has languished in the Senate since then.   Some claim that Governor Kasich has said that he will sign the bill.   First it needs to pass the Senate. Ohio is the only state where a person claiming self defense is considered guilty until they prove themselves innocent.   Unlike all other states, Ohio requires that a person who claims self defense must prove that they acted in self defense rather than the burden of proof...
  • Anonymous seizes Ku Klux Klan Twitter account over Ferguson threats

    11/16/2014 10:11:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    ZDNet ^ | November 16, 2014 | Violet Blue for Zero Day
    Two Twitter accounts belonging to American racial segregation org Ku Klux Klan, @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, have been seized by Anonymous as part of the hacker-activist entity's new campaign, #OpKKK. At 6:31pm PST Anonymous said it has knocked the website belonging to "Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" -- the group responsible for the Ferguson threats -- offline....
  • Commanding Votes? Duck Dynasty Goes Political! Phil Robertson Stumps For Candidate With Sarah Palin

    11/16/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Radar Online ^ | November 16, 2014
    Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson isn’t backing down from his conservative beliefs. In fact, he and his family played host to controversial conservative icon Sarah Palin at the Robertson home this weekend as they all stumped for a Republican candidate. The Robertsons and Palin are trying to get out the vote for Bill Cassidy, who is involved in a runoff campaign for a contested Louisiana Senate seat. Palin gleefully posted four pictures on her Facebook account of her and husband Todd posing with Phil, his wife Kay, and Jep Robertson. The former GOP VP candidate added a gushing caption, “Thanks...
  • 'How to Get Away With Murder:' Ferguson

    11/16/2014 7:46:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 14, 2014 | Will Bunch
    The shorter version of this week's news out of Ferguson is basically this: Tin soldiers and Nixon coming. The grand jury investigation of the shooting of teenager Mike Brown, by the Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson has dragged on for weeks, from the hot summer afternoon when Brown's corpse was left to rot on the street for four long hours, to this week's polar vortex. This cold snap makes it even more likely that authorities will finally announce the decision they've been carefully grooming for weeks, that Officer Wilson will not be charged with murdering an unarmed 18-year-old. Still,...
  • MD: Warning Shot Cited as Evidence of Restraint in Self Defense Shooting

    11/16/2014 2:09:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many posters on the Internets have stated that "warning shots" would be taken as evidence that the shooter did not consider the threat to be deadly, or they would have shot center mass instead of firing the warning shot or shots.  In this case from Maryland, the prosecutor came to the opposite conclusion.From cecildaily.com: “He did everything he could have done. Maryland law says the person must first retreat if possible. He retreated as far as he could. He was backed up into a corner of his deck. He had nowhere else to go,” Rollins said. The rival kept...
  • GA:Successful Disarm by Homeowner

    11/16/2014 4:13:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jabari Sadler demonstrates the disarm.  You can see the bullet hole in the door. In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children with a successful disarm of one of the invaders. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three level home when the four invaders broke the door down.  It appears that only one home invader had a gun.  He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, phones, and other valuables. The grandmother was hiding under a bed on the third...
  • Wow! #Ferguson Protesters Promise Civil Disobedience – “White Folks” Will Have to Deal With It

    11/15/2014 5:31:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Don’t Shoot Coalition, a hodge podge of radical far left grievance groups, answered questions yesterday put forth by concerned St. Louis residents. The entire St. Louis region is on pins and needles waiting for the court to release their decision on the Mike Brown case. In August protesters looted and vandalized over 100 local businesses. The Ferguson protests and riots cost local taxpayers $5.7 million… so far. Wednesday the coalition answered a few questions. They did not back down on their promise to disrupt the city after the court’s decision… Even if Officer Darren Wilson is indicted. The Post-Dispatch...
  • Ferguson Tweet Cost Texas Teacher Her Job; #VinitaHegwood Trends on Twitter

    11/15/2014 1:18:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    China Topix ^ | November 14, 2014 | Vittorio Hernandez
    It's official. A racially offensive tweet cost Dallas English high school teacher Vinita Hegwood her job. The trustees of the Duncanville Independent School District, in a special meeting on Friday morning, confirmed her discharge over a comment she made on her personal Twitter account about the Ferguson shooting that resulted in the death of Michael Brown. The trustees stressed that it gave Hegwood, a teacher for 20 years, an opportunity to explain her side, but they nevertheless decided to fire her. Hegwood actually resigned from Duncanville High School, although she was suspended without pay first following her tweet. Hegwood told...
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the district’s human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didn’t have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. “That is not part of the biology curriculum,” she...
  • NV: Gun Control Initiative Turns in 247,000 Signatures

    11/15/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The initiative to ban private sales of firearms in Nevada appears to have more than enough signatures. The Bloomberg backed Nevadans for Background Checks has said that it has turned in 247,000 signatures for verification.   101,667 valid signatures are necessary to send the initiative to the legislature.   If the legislature does not enact the initiative into law, then the initiative goes to the voters in 2016.  From mohavedailynews.com: Nevadans for Background Checks said it delivered nearly 247,000 signatures to Clark County election officials in North Las Vegas, hours after leaders of a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana...
  • Dissecting the Nativist Victory in Oregon (There's that N-word)

    11/13/2014 9:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights ^ | November 13, 2014 | Devin Burghart, vice-president
    Despite the valiant efforts of unions, immigrant rights and progressive groups, nativists successfully led an effort to repeal hard-fought legislation to provide driver cards to undocumented immigrants in Oregon. IREHR examines the behind-the-scenes political committees, uncovers the network of anti-immigrant and Tea Party groups in the state, and follows the money to find out how nativists were victorious in Oregon. We also look at what the nativist victory portends for national immigration reform in 2015 and beyond.Dissecting the Nativist Victory in Oregon In last Tuesday’s general election, Oregon voters rejected a bi-partisan law that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to...
  • Texas messes with Denton

    11/13/2014 8:39:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    al Jazeera's The Scrutineer Blog ^ | November 11, 2014 | Gregg Levine
    A week after a historic vote to ban hydraulic fracturing (or fracking — the controversial drilling method that forces oil and gas from shale formations with pressurized water, sand and a host of chemicals), Denton, Texas, has been told the state will continue to issue drilling permits within the city limits. “It’s my job to give permits, not Denton’s,” said Christi Craddick, chairwoman of the Railroad Commission of Texas. “We’re going to continue permitting up there because that’s my job.” Also known as the Texas Railroad Commission or TRC, the three-member state body actually has no jurisdiction over the rails,...
  • St. Louis Schools–Townships Warn to STOCK UP ON WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE Before #MikeBrown Decision

    11/13/2014 11:38:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis area schools and townships are warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the Mike Brown court decision. Local officials fear a violent response to the St. Louis County Court’s decision. Over three dozen businesses were vandalized and looted during the Ferguson rioting in August. The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced. *Make sure you have plenty of bottled water (a gallon per person per day), and non-perishable, easy-to-access food in case you cannot get to a local...
  • A German Cloud Company Is Offering Free Heat If You Have Room for Some of Its Servers

    11/13/2014 1:21:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Slate's Future Tense ^ | November 11, 2014 | Lily Hay Newman, lead blogger
    Another polar vortex may or may not be on its way, but winter means heat bills no matter what. Unless, of course, you get your heat for free from a cabinet full of servers that's sitting in your living room. If you live in Germany, it’s possible! Cloud&Heat is a cloud infrastructure company that has started distributing its servers to people who want to store them in exchange for free heat in their homes or offices. Since servers generate so much excess heat and cloud companies have to spend a lot to cool them, the idea to repurpose the waste...
  • Traffic cameras turned off. Police chief says no more tickets issued by Redflex system

    11/11/2014 5:56:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    SIERRA VISTA — Traffic tickets are no longer being issued from video captured by traffic safety cameras in Sierra Vista as of Nov. 5, following the passage of proposition 408 in last Tuesday’s election. The contract between the City of Sierra Vista and Redflex includes a provision that the city can terminate the agreement with no penalty if citizens vote to ban the use of photo enforcement. A grassroots effort brought the question to the Nov. 4 ballot, which passed by a large majority. “While the actual removal of the cameras is the vendor’s responsibility, we can — and do...
  • Racially-charged tweet on Ferguson shooting to get Texas teacher fired (Not what you think)

    11/11/2014 12:01:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    A Texas teacher who posted a profanity-filled tweet over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. -- telling those who disagreed with her to "kill themselves" -- is being fired, school officials said Monday. Vinita Hegwood, an English teacher at Duncanville High School, was suspended without pay Monday pending her discharge after posting a "reprehensible" message on her personal Twitter account, according to the Duncanville Independent School District....
  • IN: Armed Mother and "buck fever" during Home Invasion

    11/10/2014 5:13:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed mother in Indiana was unable to fire her pistol to protect her family.   She did not believe the intruder when he told her that he was the police.  Confronted with the armed mother, the burglar ran off, taking the families flat screen television with him.   It was a scary, adrenaline pumping moment, I am sure.   From the mother's description of what happened, I suspect that it was a case of what we called "buck fever" when I was growing up.   From wthr.com: "I yelled down the stairs, 'Who's down there?'," she said. "He told me, 'The police.'...
  • Black Revolutionary Group Puts Bounty Out on Officer Darren Wilson’s Head #Ferguson

    11/09/2014 6:19:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The “peaceful” Ferguson activists have put a bounty on Darren Wilson’s head. The starting price if $5,000 – paid by RbG Black Rebels and a local invester. RbG Black Rebels @BlackRebels_Stl The find Darren Wilson bounty is starting at $5k. Paid by RbG BR & local investor. Looking for current location to ask him a few questions 9:55 AM - 9 Nov 2014 44 Retweets 16 favorites In case you were wondering… THe RbG Black Rebels are Pan Africanist, Military Minded, Political Aware, Revolutionary but Gangsta Garveyites. Fighting for Uhuru. RbG Black Rebels @BlackRebels_Stl Not sure wha we stand for...We...
  • Pope Francis, hatred of truth, and the vocation to defend life

    11/09/2014 3:38:35 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Today there is a demand for sex without love, for a licentiousness in sex which has wrought a heartless society in which individuals do not care for anyone but themselves. The fruit of this demonic theology is the slaughter through abortion and euthanasia of human beings created in the Imago Dei. It is a theology of violence which is rooted in hatred of truth. For at the heart of immorality is falsity, the hatred of truth. Fr. Vincent P. Miceli, in an essay entitled "The Taproot of Violence," explains: "...violence entered creation from the rebellion of Lucifer. This rebellion arose...
  • Dr. at Airport with AR15 Cleared: Police said "see if they're willing to be a victim."

    11/09/2014 5:43:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few months ago, Dr. Steinmetz decided to make a political statement by carrying a slung AR15 type rifle at the Phoenix Airport.  Enforcers at the Airport decided that they would punish his statement.  Because of surveillance video, it became clear that Dr. Steinmetz had not broken any law.   Instead, it was likely that the police had broken the law with false arrest. This did not put Dr. Steinmetz in the clear.  Prosecutors have extremely strong immunity.   They can make your life miserable for months and years, and not face any consequences, especially if they have the backing of...
  • Vermont man Found not guilty in Shooting; Initial Report Inaccurate

    11/07/2014 5:42:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Trader Fred's of Thetford, Vermont On the first of November, a jury in Vermont found Thomas Berecz not guilty on  all counts.  He had been charged with aggravated assault, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment.   The jury took about three hours to make their finding.  The trial concerned events that had happened over four years ago.   To show how initial reporting can be very wrong, consider this report from 2010:    From ourherald.com: 16 Sept, 2010 State Police investigated and said that Fred Berecz, 62, and his son Thomas, 41, fired at the Jetta and...
  • Breaking News: Reese Sentence

    11/06/2014 2:13:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Luna Tea Party Patriots ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Luna Tea Party Patriots
    In a stunning blow to the federal government’s case against the Reese family in the New Deal case, Judge Robert Brack imposed the following sentence: Time Served3 years supervised release$100 fine per count of convictionRandom drug testingDNA samplesRefrain from alcohol use or possession of alcoholRandom home/vehicle searchNo gun ownership  He informed them they have the right to appeal his sentence.The government had originally sought the maximum sentence of five years each for Rick and Terri Reese, plus an additional few years for testifying in their own defense at trial, which was considered by the government to be “obstruction of justice”.  The government...
  • LA:Attacker takes Gun, Shoots, Misses, uses Car against elderly victims

    11/06/2014 6:44:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspected Attacker  Sometimes a victim manages to take a gun from an attacker.   Less often, an attacker takes a gun from the victim.   In this case, the attacker took the gun, tried to shoot the victim, but missed.  It started when the aggressor attacked a neighbor.   From thenewsstar.com: According to the police report, Smith began banging the victim’s head on the concrete saying repeatedly, “I’m going to kill you.” The victim reported losing consciousness as Smith gained his keys. The second victim grabbed his pistol, and drove across the street to aid his neighbor.  The area is fairly rural,...
  • No Officer Wilson rap, but how about Zimmerman?

    11/05/2014 10:29:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    A federal grand jury met today in Orlando to hear testimony about whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights when he shot and killed the 17-year-old nearly three years ago in Sanford, Florida. The timing here is, to say the least, suspicious. A day after an Oct. 30 Orlando Sentinel article first reported the impending session, the Washington Post conceded that “Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson.” To charge Wilson gratuitously would enrage the nation’s police. The luckless Zimmerman has no such...
  • What Happened at the Gun Turn In (Buyback) in New Orleans?

    11/05/2014 3:21:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns procured for a similar amount at a Phoenix, AZ, event on 4 May of 2013 Most gun turn in events are political theater, designed to gather publicity, denigrate the ownership of guns, and promote the idea that guns have no legitimate utility.  For this reason, publicity is highly sought, pictures of guns turned in are prominently splashed across friendly media, and separate news "events" are created when guns are destroyed.  All of this is pretty much standard practice by  those who conduct the political theater known by the propaganda term "buy back".   You would think it would be...
  • Four Bear Shooting Incidents in Montana

    11/04/2014 4:38:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the past week, four bears were shot in claimed bear attacks in Montana.   There are few details at this time.  The black bear shooting has been ruled self defense, while the three grizzly shootings are still under investigation.  It does not appear that any of the shooters were hurt, so all four gun uses appear to have been effective.  No bear spray was reported used at this time.   In this article, the grizzly shooting is still under investigation, while the black bear shooting has been ruled self defense. The grizzly was shot and killed in a remote area...
  • Denton ready for legal fight if fracking ban OK’d

    11/03/2014 9:20:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    DENTON, Texas (AP) — The mayor of the North Texas city weighing a ban on hydraulic fracturing this week said he’s prepared for the court battles that might result if the ban passes. Denton Mayor Chris Watts told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he expects Tuesday’s referendum “may be just the beginning for us.” “The vote is not the end of the story,” Watts said. “It may just be the beginning. It may be decided at the courthouse or at the Statehouse.”(continued)
  • “Peace Through Revolution”: Black Is Back Coalition March and Rally Nov 1 and 2

    11/03/2014 12:57:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | October 28, 2014 | Glen Ford, editor
    “The Black Is Back Coalition held firmly to its founding principles of unity in struggle against imperialism, white supremacy and the rule of the rich.”The orgy of militarized policing in Ferguson, Missouri, and the forces that had already been set in motion in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s assassination-by-vigilante have changed the tone and substance of the Black political conversation in America – except, of course, among the Black Misleadership Class, whose crisis of relevancy deepens by the day. Having reached the pinnacle of their own narrow and entirely symbolic version of Black Power with the election of the first...
  • Kaci Hickox: Sorry, Everybody, I’ll Stay Away From You With The Ebola I Definitely Don’t Have

    11/03/2014 8:33:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | November 3, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    As you watch the following, note that “Nurse” Hickox is doing what she’s doing because she wants to, not because you want her to. You can’t tell her what to do! But all the same, she’s sorry for the fuss. Or something. Here’s America’s Sweetheart, auditioning for The View: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)If Hickox isn’t infectious, as she’s 100% certain she’s not, why is she self-quarantining? If there’s no scientific basis for staying away from other people, if it’s just “an abundance of politics,” why is she doing it? If she really believes what she’s saying, why isn’t she proving everyone wrong?[continued]
  • Former Cop Headed to Trial for Raping a Child While Other Officers Watched

    11/03/2014 7:58:23 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 14 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cassandra Rules
    Pharr, TX — Trial is set to begin December 1, in the case of former Pharr police officer Erasmo Mata, Jr., accused of repeated first-degree felony sexual assaults of a child. A federal civil lawsuit filed with Texas Southern District Court back in May accused Mata of assaulting the minor five times, on five separate occasions, all while on duty. The suit alleges that the attacks took place in abandoned houses around the city as other Pharr police officers stood by and watched. The lawsuit also accused the department of engaging in a cover-up to protect the officers from criminal...
  • Arrests in Santa Ana Halloween crash that killed three teenagers

    11/02/2014 8:50:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    OC Register ^ | November 2, 2014 | CHRIS HAIRE AND SARAH de CRESCENZO
    Santa Ana Police made several arrests Sunday morning in the hit-and-run Friday that left three girls dead, said Santa Ana police spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas is scheduled to have a press conference Monday at the police station and is expected to reveal details then.
  • Felons and Guns in Minnesota

    11/02/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent report on how judges sentence felons who are convicted of gun crimes in Minnesota reveals some information that is not obvious.    KSTP spent weeks analysing more than 1,800 cases involving crimes with guns and felons in possession of guns in Minnesota.   They found that in many of the situations, no jail time was added because of the gun offense.   One case is presented, which one might assume, would be one of the most egregious.   The suspect, August Fleming, was charged with second degree assault and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.    It is clear...
  • Ferguson Store Owners Reportedly Suffering Drastic Revenue Decline, Customers Scared To Shop...

    11/02/2014 5:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 2, 2014
    Ferguson store owners are still reportedly suffering from the aftermath of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting on August 9. The ongoing protests and riots have caused a number of problems from local businesses in the area. According to CBS-St. Louis, Ferguson store owners are now trying to stay afloat because they are currently facing a revenue drought. Several businesses have reported that business has decreased drastically because customers are “too scared” to shop in the area. “We’ve lost $200 to $300 in business nightly, people are afraid to pick up in the night, after dark,” said Tammy Cao of the Hunan...