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  • ATF Attempt Radical Change of Definitions for “Personal Collection”

    09/08/2023 7:51:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | September 6, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Some of the most radical changes proposed in the new ATF rule are to completely redefine “personal collection,” “personal collection of firearms,” “personal firearms collection,” and “hobby.” Three of the long-term exceptions to “engaged in the business” have been:a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms;Personal collection of firearms has long meant “the firearms owned by a person.”None of the wording of those exceptions was changed by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act or BSCA,...
  • IN-DEPTH: Supreme Court Rulings Chip Away at Power of Federal Agencies

    07/28/2023 3:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | July 27, 2023 | Michael Clements
    Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions are victories for anyone dealing with government administrative agencies, say lawyers interested in the cases. One constitutional scholar warns that the decisions are only the first steps in the fight to maintain our form of democracy. “Administrative power is the greatest threat to our constitutional rights,” Phillip Hamburger, a Columbia University School of Law law professor and CEO of the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), told The Epoch Times. Mr. Hamburger is the author of “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?” a treatise on the dangers of administrative law. Lawyers interviewed by The Epoch Times believe...
  • Democrats Demand Details of Personal Friend’s Private Conversations in Quest to Take Down SCOTUS Justices

    07/27/2023 8:11:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2023 | KEN KLUKOWSKI
    WASHINGTON, DC – Senate Democrats’ demands for conservative private citizens’ interactions with Supreme Court justices are unconstitutional, violating First Amendment and equal protection rights, according to lawyers representing Leonard Leo, co-chairman of the Federalist Society. Partisan Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been pursuing conservative Supreme Court justices – but only conservative justices – for years. But now Democrats are targeting conservative private citizens, with Chairman Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) leading the charge. In the latest salvo, Durbin and Whitehouse fired off a letter on July 11 to Leo, requesting that he provide the committee...
  • Tens of millions of Americans' private details compromised after three major tax preparation companies accused of sharing information with Google and Meta

    07/13/2023 1:07:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/23 | Tilly Armstrong
    Three of America's largest tax preparation companies have been accused of sharing tens of millions of taxpayers' sensitive financial data with tech giants Google and Meta without their consent. A seven-month congressional probe, led by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, alleges H&R Block, TaxAct and TaxSlayer used visitor tracking technology embedded in websites to share the information. In a potential violation of federal law, the investigation found data was in some cases misused by Facebook parent company Meta for targeted advertising. According to the report, alongside sharing data such as addresses and phone numbers, companies also shared details about taxpayers' filing...
  • Rules for Thee But Not For Me: Defund Police Supporter Zuckerberg Spent $43 Million on Private Security

    07/08/2023 11:46:13 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/8/23 | Margaret Flavin
    Facebook founder and deranged liar Mark Zuckerberg loves to lecture ‘the little people’ about what is good for them.But that doesn’t get in the way of him living his best life.Zuckerberg has donated millions to anti-police organizations, including PolicyLink, the group behind, according to investigative reporter Lee Fang shared on his substack.While he may support defunding the police for the rest of us, that doesn’t stop him from lavish spending on his own private security, a cost in excess of $43.4 million over the last three years.
  • Pelosi continues massive private jet spending after relinquishing leadership post

    05/03/2023 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/03/23 | Joe Schoffstall
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi has continued her jet-setting ways despite relinquishing her leadership post and pushing for aggressive climate policies, according to a Fox News Digital review of campaign finance records. The former Democratic leader's campaign disbursed $43,663.80 on private jet travel with Advanced Aviation in March and appears to be the biggest private jet spender during the first quarter of the year, her filings show. Pelosi has now spent nearly $700,000 on charter aircraft in recent years, primarily with Advanced Aviation, her longtime preferred company. Based just outside of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia, Advanced Aviation offers aircraft ranging...
  • Private Revelations – Prudence Is Needed

    04/18/2023 4:10:45 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 3 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | March 16, 2023 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    I think most of us would agree that today WE ARE LIVING IN THE GREATEST CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND ECONOMIC CRISIS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. We are living in the most confusing times in the history of the world and of the Church. WE DESERVE ALL OF THIS because in recent decades there has been a great decline in the number of people who seek to obey and live God’s holy laws with the help of God through prayer and the Holy Sacraments. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting...
  • Tennessee Suing to Seize Farmers Property to Make Way for Ford EV Factory

    04/08/2023 6:33:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    The New American ^ | April 7, 2023 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    “The Supreme Power cannot take from any Man any part of his Property without his own consent. For the preservation of Property being the end of Government, and that for which Men enter into Society, it necessarily supposes and requires, that the People should have Property, without which they must be supposed to lose that by entering into Society, which was the end for which they entered into it, too gross an absurdity for any Man to own. Men therefore in Society having Property, they have such a right to the goods, which by the Law of the Community are...
  • Goldman Sachs scraps plan to buy private jet equipped with a shower: source

    03/28/2023 5:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 28, 2023 | Ariel Zilber
    Goldman Sachs has abandoned a plan to buy a pricey private jet equipped with its own shower, ... in canceling the order for the shower-equipped model, Goldman likely forfeited a big deposit, with one industry expert estimating it was likely equal to 5% of the purchase price, or $3.75 million. ... The use of a private jet by Goldman CEO David Solomon and other top bankers has reportedly been a source of angst among staffers ... For decades, top bankers at Goldman were loathe to fly on a company-owned private jet — instead opting to assume fractional ownership in an...
  • For the Sake of Climate Change, John Kerry is Headed to a Tropical Location

    02/14/2023 10:24:12 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 14, 2023 | Katie Pavlich
    Climate Czar John Kerry is headed to a tropical location in the dead of winter for the sake of fighting climate change. "Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Nassau, The Bahamas, from February 14-16 and Munich, Germany from February 17-18. In Nassau, Secretary Kerry will continue efforts to advance international cooperation among nations particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis at the 44th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)," the State Department released in a statement Monday night. "In Munich, he’ll participate in the Munich Security Conference to engage...
  • Private hiring slows in November to just 127,000 jobs

    11/30/2022 7:38:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Private companies added an estimated 127,000 jobs in November, a sharp slowdown from October and the lowest monthly gain in nearly two years, according to a new ADP jobs report. The estimate, which does not include public sector jobs, fell from 239,000 private jobs added in October and marks the latest sign of a cooling labor market as the Federal Reserve rapidly raises interest rates. Private companies added 357,167 monthly jobs on average last year, a steady pace spurred by the nation’s pandemic recovery that has since slowed amid the central bank’s monetary tightening, which is aimed at lowering inflation....
  • WATCH: Biden’s Banking Nominee Calls to Eliminate All ‘Private Bank Accounts’

    11/13/2021 11:57:03 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 346 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2021 | Sean Moran
    Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), called during a March 2021 virtual conference to eliminate all private bank accounts and deposits. Omarova discussed one of her papers, “The People’s Ledger How to Democratize Money and Finance the Economy,” which would help “redesign” the financial system and make the economy “more equitable for everyone.” She said it would change the “private-public power balance” and democratize finance to a more systemic level. During her conference speech, she said, “There will be no more private bank accounts, and all of the deposit accounts...
  • Biden Pushes Forward with Plan to Put 30% of U.S. Land Off Limits, Including Private Property

    09/22/2021 11:16:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 09/22/2021 | Penny Starr
    President Joe Biden is pushing forward on an executive order calling for 30 percent of U.S. land be “conserved” — up from the 13 percent that are national parks and other federal holdings — including private property. And while environmentalists want even more restrictions, Republicans and Americans whose livelihood depends on land are strongly opposed to what they see as a land grab by the federal government. “This ‘30×30’ goal has received a great deal of attention in farming and ranching communities across the country,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall wrote in April. “America’s agriculturalists are asking whether...
  • Tucker Carlson: Your private conversations will be controlled by the DNC

    07/13/2021 9:37:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/21 | Tucker Carlson
    Misinformation is very often is factually true, that’s why they’re angry about it.Last March, as the first big clusters of Coronavirus cases, started to appear in this country, media executives in Silicon Valley coordinated with officials in Washington to determine how much the public was allowed to know about the growing epidemic that was killing them.Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook emailed Tony Fauci at NIH, to assure him that Facebook users would see only Tony Fauci’s approved guidance on Covid-19. Twitter and Google effectively did the same.Twitter and Google eliminated any post that deviated from Washington’s official line. In many cases,...

    03/18/2021 12:54:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 04 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    Most Americans tend to think of private property simply as a home – the place where the family resides, store their belongings and find shelter and safety from the elements. It’s where you live. It’s yours because you pay the mortgage and the taxes. Most people don’t give property ownership much more thought than that. There was a time when property ownership was considered to be much more. Property, and the ability to own and control it, was life itself. The great economist, John Locke, whose writings and ideas had major influence on the nation’s founders, believed that “life and...
  • House Passes Democrat Bill Criminalizing Private Gun Sales

    03/11/2021 8:15:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed universal background check gun control Thursday, criminalizing private gun sales conducted apart from an FBI background check. The legislation, H.R. 8, sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), passed by a vote of 227 to 203.
  • Facebook Gives FBI Private Messages of Capitol Hill Protesters

    01/21/2021 9:37:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Facebook is giving the FBI data on users who took part in the Capitol Hill riot, including their private messages, as many of the events that took place on January 6 appear to have been organized on the social media platform. A criminal complaint filed on Wednesday against New York resident Christopher M. Kelly reveals that a search warrant was issued on his Facebook account, according to a report by Forbes.
  • In-Person Learning Can Resume at Religious Schools (KY)

    11/27/2020 6:12:35 PM PST · by Paul R. · 5 replies
    West Kentucky Star ^ | Updated 11:53 PM, Thursday Nov. 26, 2020 | West Kentucky Star Staff
    FRANKFORT - A federal court has ruled that in-person learning can resume at Kentucky's religious schools.(Snip)...Following the ruling, Cameron released the following statement:"The court prohibited the Governor from enforcing his executive order and unequivocally stated that the Commonwealth's religious schools can resume in-person learning. This is not the first time during this pandemic where religious exercise has been threatened, first with the prohibition on drive-in church services, then in-person worship services, and now in-person instruction at religious schools. In each of these instances, the courts have affirmed that the freedoms provided by our Constitution are stronger than the fears of...
  • Inspiring Video/Speech Steve Bannon: They Only Way They Take It Is If We Give It To Them

    11/13/2020 2:09:00 PM PST · by conservativeimage · 29 replies ^ | 11/05/2020 | Steve Bannon
    In case you missed it (only 17k views). We owe it to the kids who died in Normandy who were too young to even vote. “Stop being worried. WE GOT THIS.” Video Here
  • Dan Crenshaw blasts Teen Vogue op-ed advocating end to private property rights

    08/07/2020 5:05:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 August 2020
    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, blasted Teen Vogue on Thursday over a July column in which the writer advocates for the eventual end of private property rights. Columnist Kandist Mallett, who has recently focused on issues related to racial injustice protests, centered her argument around those struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic -- such as those dealing with rent and eviction issues. “It’s been four months since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic first highlighted the failures of capitalism and the incompetence of the United States government,” Mallett wrote in the piece, which was titled "An Eviction Crisis Is Coming...