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  • California Bans Open Carry Guns.. Now Ban on Rifles Too?

    01/23/2012 9:34:05 PM PST · by cakid1 · 65 replies · 1+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 1-23-12 | cakid1
    Its called the open carry law, and its now the law in California - when it comes to handguns. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law that bans 'unloaded handguns in public.' It went on the books on earlier this month. (January 1st.) With the new law, California residents can no longer carry an unloaded handgun in public. Now, Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino wants to expand that ban to rifles. Portantino says he wants another law because some California residents are now showing up in public with unloaded shotguns and rifles. So, he wants another law...
  • News Archives Prove Gun Control Laws Will Fail

    01/20/2012 7:35:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | 20 January, 2012 | Peter Gadiel
    The scheme known as Fast and Furious is, for the moment, out of the headlines. It is to be hoped that this will change, since U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of the thousands of weapons that Attorney General Holder and others conspired to allow Mexican drug cartels to purchase in Arizona in violation of U.S. law. Since various Administration officials have lengthy records of extremist anti-Second Amendment activism it's no surprise that, as CBS News revealed, they utilized Fast and Furious to mobilize public opinion in support of harsher gunlaws . Some members of the...
  • Dems propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to regulate oil company profits

    01/19/2012 11:33:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Dems propose 'Reasonable Profits Board' to regulate oil company profits By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/19/12 10:20 AM ET Six House Democrats, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), want to set up a "Reasonable Profits Board" to control gas profits. The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a "windfall profit tax" as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes a reasonable profit. The Gas Price Spike Act, H.R. 3784, would...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 596 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker: Turn in Gun Owner, Get $1,000 (NJ)

    01/17/2012 6:34:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 46 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Mark Berman
    The Mayor of Newark, New Jersey is making an offer he hopes city residents cannot refuse -- report your gun-owning neighbor, get $1,000. In a video, Mayor Cory Booker holds ten $100 bills as he explains how the new program works. People just have to anonymously call a number to report someone with an illegal gun and they get the dough. Here is the video:
  • GLOBAL INTERNET VOTING FIRM BUYS U.S. ELECTION RESULTS REPORTING FIRM

    01/17/2012 10:09:34 AM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Black Box Voting ^ | 1-12-12 | Bev Harris
    In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company. When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name ClarityElections.com. The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008, the bad news is that...
  • LISTEN: Justice Alito Fired Up in Case Pitting Property Owners Against EPA

    01/17/2012 8:11:13 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 48 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | January 17, 2012 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Samuel Alito seemed none too pleased last week with the government’s argument in a case pitting property owners against the Environmental Protection Agency. Four years ago, Mike and Chantell Sackett bought property to build their dream home near a lake in Idaho. After obtaining local permits the Sacketts began work, pouring in some land fill. But their work came to a screeching halt when they were visited by officials from the Environmental Protection Agency. The couple was slapped with a compliance order asserting that the land is subject to the Clean Water Act and that they had illegally placed...
  • Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists

    01/14/2012 5:00:08 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.” According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.” RT adds: "Previously established guidelines within the administration say...
  • Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed

    01/13/2012 5:44:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | January 13, 2012 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed   Friday, January 13, 2012   Moments before this alert was to go out, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.  The case was brought by two NRA-backed firearms retailers and by the National Shooting Sports Foundation acting on behalf of its affected members.  Plaintiffs plan to appeal immediately—but in the meantime, your help is urgently...
  • Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times

    01/11/2012 5:29:51 PM PST · by Windflier · 93 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 11 January 2012 | Adam Clark Estes
    It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months. Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." Whatever that means. Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing...
  • Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

    01/11/2012 2:58:09 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 227 replies · 1+ views
    <p>President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.</p> <p>White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.</p>
  • DHS Monitoring Journalist Activity Online - Let's Play "Imagine if Bush Did This"

    01/10/2012 5:34:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/10/2012 | JWF
    Just sit back for a minute and imagine the howls from the media if it was disclosed that George W. Bush's Department of Homeland Security was monitoring the social media activity of journalists. The word Nixonian would be trending on Twitter and you could be assured the daily White House press briefing would turn into a free-for-all. Well, it'll be interesting to see the reaction of Obama's adoring White House press corps when they discover their activities are being tracked by the Department of Homeland Security.Freedom of speech might allow journalists to get away with a lot in America, but...
  • Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional

    01/11/2012 12:04:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller. ^ | 01/05/2012 | Chris Cox
    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency. But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda. Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds...
  • A weak defense of EPA

    01/10/2012 8:11:44 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 21 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | Jan 9 2012 | Lyle Denniston
    With a federal government lawyer conceding almost every criticism leveled at the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compels landowners to avoid polluting the nation’s waterways, the Supreme Court on Monday seemed well on its way toward finding some way to curb that agency’s enforcement powers. Their task was made easier as Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Malcolm L. Stewart stopped just short of saying that EPA was just as heavy-handed as its adversaries — and several of the Justices — were saying. Perhaps the most telling example: when several of the Justices expressed alarm that a homeowner targeted by EPA’s...
  • The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    01/08/2012 11:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a "battleground," thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges. Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary. The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our "Commander in Chief." He may not have a limit to what he'll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to...
  • Obama’s plan to steal the election of 2012

    01/05/2012 2:46:49 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-11 | DrJohn
    "I will see nutting!" Or, why Eric Holder will remain in office until 2013 at least. A pair of articles from the Washington Times make clear that the White House has a plan for the 2012 election, and that is to guarantee victory for Obama regardless of the outcome of the vote. A large part of it depends on Eric Holder and his continual bastardization of the law. The first comes from Robert Knight and his account of why democrats despise voter id laws: Assistant AG Thomas Perez, the same official who terminated the Black Panther voter intimidation case, ordered...
  • U.N. Taking Over City Councils Across America!

    01/05/2012 1:15:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1/5/12 | WACCTV
    Stacy Lynne educates We Are Change Colorado about the International Council on LOCAL Environmental Initiatives. An arm of the United Nations Agenda 21 and how they are using "GREENWASHING" to take over America
  • Constitutional experts: pro-life ‘terrorists’ could be permanently detained without trial under law

    01/04/2012 4:29:55 PM PST · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/4/12 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Constitutional experts warn a new law that allows the president to permanently detain U.S. citizens without trial could be used against pro-life activists, who have already been defined as potential terrorists in documents by some government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security. “This law can apply to pro-lifers, yes,” said John W. Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and founder of The Rutherford Institute. Whitehead told LifeSiteNews.com the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) “would allow the military to show up at your door if you’re a ‘potential terrorist,’ and put...
  • Prison not enough for peaceable armed citizen, Bloomberg smears her with lie(NY)

    01/04/2012 7:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 122 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 January, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    On December 22, registered nurse and fourth-year medical student Meredith Graves, from Tennessee, was visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Ms. Graves, rather than abdicating responsibility for her security to others, was carrying a defensive handgun, as she is licensed to do in Tennessee. That, unfortunately, avails her nothing in New York. When she saw the "No Guns" sign before entering, she did her best to comply with the law, asking a security guard where she could check her gun. The guard directed her to a police officer, who promptly arrested her for violation of New York's laws...
  • RUSH: REGIME GRABS POWER TO DETAIN US CITIZENS

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • FINAL CURTAIN: OBAMA SIGNS IMDEFINITE DETENTION OF CITIZENS INTO LAW AS FINAL ACT OF 2011

    01/02/2012 5:56:39 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 139 replies · 2+ views
    JonathanTurley.org ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jonathan Turley
    President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country. . . and citizens partied only blissfully into the New Year. Ironically, in addition to breaking his promise not to sign the law, Obama broke his promise on signing statements and attached a statement that he really does not want to detain citizens indefinitely. Obama insisted...
  • NDAA passage perfect way to sully Bill of Rights Anniversary with a black eye.

    01/02/2012 12:40:09 PM PST · by cold666pack · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Examiner ^ | December 16, 2011 | Sunana Batra
    What a way to celebrate the 220th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Each member of Congress, before assuming office, took an oath swearing to protect the Constitution, yet here we now have a Congress which has instead decided to ignore the fact that they are guardians of the Constitution. Instead they have approved an act which now permits indefinite detention of anyone deemed a terrorist in America.... Essentially, Congress has granted the President the power to ignore the Bill of Rights and detain Americans without due process. So, a brief recap, since terrorists threaten the lovely liberties we wrap...
  • NRA News: Obama Released Statement Saying He Can Use Taxpayer Money For Gun Control Ads

    12/29/2011 6:11:29 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    President Obama released a signing statement with the omnibus spending bill that was passed late last week. In that bill, a provision stated that taxpayer money cannot be used to promote or advocate gun control. President Obama released a statement concerning those provisions.
  • The Obama Administration is Planning a Second-Term Attack on Gun Rights

    12/29/2011 12:41:49 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2011 | Wayne LaPierre
    Obama administration officials are deliberately keeping gun owners in the dark about the president’s gun-control agenda as we head into next year’s national election, because administration officials know that when NRA members and gun owners show up at the polls en masse, anti-gun candidates lose. The Obama campaign’s strategy goes like this: Neutralize gun owners and NRA members as a political force in the upcoming national election by pretending to be pro-gun or at least not focused on pushing a gun-control agenda; With gun owners neutralized, Obama will be able to win the election. After the president is re-elected, he...
  • Suspicious Activity Reports From U.S. Malls Being Processed By Police State Fusion Centers

    12/29/2011 12:43:54 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 25 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 12/29/2011 | Mac Slavo
    It didn’t take long for the See Something, Say Something campaign initiated by the Department of Homeland Security last year to show promising results. According to a report from St. Paul Minnesota’s KARE11 and NPR, actionable human intelligence is on the rise at the nation’s largest mall, and it’s being cross-referenced with personal information and threat assessments via the recently made public nationwide network of government Fusion centers. While a mystery to most Americans, the existence of Fusion centers recently made waves when they were brought to the mainstream public’s attention by talk show host Alex Jones and former governor...
  • If America Is the Battleground, Nobody Has Any Rights

    12/24/2011 10:00:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    CATO / The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-12-19 | Gene Healy
    Last Thursday — which happened to be the 220th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights — the Senate passed a defense bill that demonstrates just how cavalier Congress can be with our fundamental liberties. Given the opportunity to clarify existing law and confirm that American citizens are not subject to indefinite military detention at the order of the president — Congress punted. After a debate in which key members seriously contemplated empowering the president to "Gitmo-ize" Americans suspected of terrorist activity, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 leaves the question open. Maybe he can, maybe he...
  • Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    12/20/2011 1:51:29 PM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/20/2011 | Chris W. Cox
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda. Readers will recall that a little over two months ago, in this same space, I wrote: "I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights – would never break the law...
  • 50 ICE agents to screen jail inmates [To replace Arpaio deputies]

    12/20/2011 11:38:27 AM PST · by SandRat · 64 replies · 2+ views
    PHOENIX - The Homeland Security Department will use 50 immigration agents to screen jail inmates in Arizona's most populous county after it revoked the sheriff's authority to access its systems, the agency said Monday in a letter to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. ................
  • ObamaCare Flatlines...Taxes Home Sales (4% Federal Tax on Houses)

    12/20/2011 1:24:23 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 84 replies · 1+ views
    GOP.gov ^ | 4/8/10
    “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” President Obama, September 12, 2008 Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income of “high-income” taxpayers which could apply to proceeds from the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income, depending on your individual circumstances and any capital gains tax exclusions. Importantly, the “high income” thresholds are not...
  • Barack Obama has become a monster

    12/20/2011 9:19:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-19-11 | DrJohn
    And Obama again proves that only gullible, stupid people vote for him. [VIDEO AT SITE] Posted on the pomposity that is the site of the "Office of the President Elect" it says this: Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack...
  • EXCLUSIVE: EPA Ponders Expanded Regulatory Power In Name of 'Sustainable Development"

    12/19/2011 9:40:45 AM PST · by NCDragon · 25 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | December 19, 2011 | George Russell
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that will give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development,” the centerpiece of a global United Nations conference slated for Rio de Janeiro next June. The major focus of the EPA thinking is a weighty study the agency commissioned last year from the National Academies of Science. Published in August, the study, entitled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA,” cost nearly $700,000 and involved a team of a dozen outside experts and about half...
  • The EPA vs. the Constitution (Supreme Court prepares to hear a major 5th Amendment case.)

    12/16/2011 7:24:45 PM PST · by bamahead · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Reason.com ^ | December 15, 2011 | Damon W. Root
    The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” ... It’s one of the cornerstones of our entire legal system, with roots dating back at least as far as the Magna Carta, which declared, “No free man...shall be stripped of his rights or possessions...except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land.” Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prefers a less venerable form of justice, as the Supreme Court will hear next month during oral arguments in the case...
  • Crackdown – Shooting in the Dark (UK Police, US Justice Dept & AGW blogger)

    12/15/2011 8:21:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    No Consensus ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jeff Id
    It seems that the world governments are escalating cliamtegate to the next level. Tallbloke a fellow recipient blog of the climategate emails, and linked on the right, was raided today in what seems to be a coordinated effort by Metropolitan Police, the Norfolk Constabulary and the Computer Crime division and the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division. His home was raided and computers were taken for ‘examination’. Updates are coming shortly which will explain further. The same is coming to a blogger near you. Perhaps this post should be titled - “The Empire Strikes Back”
  • Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans

    12/15/2011 6:23:08 AM PST · by kronos77 · 48 replies
    Less than a month after he threatened to veto terrifying legislation that would cease constitutional rights as we know it, Obama has revoked his warning and plans to authorize a bill allowing indefinite detention and torture of Americans. After passing in the House of Representatives earlier this year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 went before the US Senate last week, where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the days before, the Obama administration issued a policy statement on November 17 saying explicitly that the president would veto the bill, as it would challenge “the president’s...
  • DC Resident Fined Thousands For Not Recycling Cat Litter

    12/13/2011 9:03:48 PM PST · by bamahead · 52 replies
    Fox 5 - Washington D.C. ^ | December 13, 2011 | Matt Ackland
    WASHINGTON - It's the law in D.C. - recycle or face a fine from the Department of Public Works. But is enforcement of the law going too far? Dupont Circle resident Patricia White says she has been fined eight times for throwing homemade cat litter in her trash. The fines total $2,000. White says she shreds old newspaper and junk mail to use as cat litter. She believes she is helping the environment by reusing the paper and avoiding cat litter you will find in stores. After being fined several times, White says she called the Department of Public Works...
  • ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law

    12/14/2011 1:27:50 AM PST · by bjorn14 · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukke Journal Sentinel ^ | 14 November 2011 | Jason Stein
    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday over a new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, charging that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit says that the state is infringing on some citizens' right to vote and to be treated equally under the law and amounts to a kind of poll tax on voters who lack the documents needed to get an approved ID. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker, who is named in the lawsuit along with a long list of other state officials, have said they believe the measure...
  • Proof Obama will sign NDAA 1031 Citizen Imprisonment Law in a few days (Video)

    12/11/2011 9:31:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/16/11 | CSPAN
    As soon as December 13, the President will sign NDAA Section 1031 into law, permitting citizen imprisonment without evidence or trial. The bill that passed Congress absolutely DOES NOT exempt citizens. The text of Section 1031 reads, "A covered person under this section" includes "any person who has committed a belligerent act". We only have to be ACCUSED, because we don't get a trial. - Confusingly, Obama threatened a veto for 1032, but NOT 1031. 1032 is UNRELATED to imprisoning citizens without a trial. He has never suggested using a veto to stop Section 1031 citizen imprisonment -- in fact,...
  • Botched raid costs Minneapolis $1 million

    12/10/2011 4:26:35 PM PST · by bamahead · 50 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 9, 2011 | COREY MITCHELL and RANDY FURST
    The Minneapolis City Council approved a $1 million settlement Friday after a botched drug raid in 2010 in which an officer threw a "flash-bang" grenade into a Minneapolis apartment burning the flesh off a woman's leg. The payout to Rickia Russell, who suffered permanent injuries, was the third largest payout for alleged Minneapolis police misconduct on record. --SNIP-- On the night of Feb. 16, 2010, 18 officers were executing a search warrant on the apartment at 5753 Sander Drive based on a tip that narcotics were being sold at the address by someone named David Conley. In what Bennett called...
  • Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    12/09/2011 6:35:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    It was a very uncomfortable Thursday for Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee about Operation Fast and Furious. If it wasn’t clear that Fast and Furious was implemented as a way to push more gun control measures without the consent of Congress, it’s crystal clear now. Continued stonewalling from the Justice Department had Rep. James Sensenbrenner talking about impeachment Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Democrat John Conyers called for the enforcement of new gun control measures pushed through the Justice Department in July without the approval of Congress, requiring...
  • The Pentagon Is Offering Free Military Hardware To Every Police Department In The US

    12/08/2011 8:32:00 AM PST · by Just4Him · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/5/2011 | Robert Johnson
    The U.S. military has some of the most advanced killing equipment in the world that allows it to invade almost wherever it likes at will. We produce so much military equipment that inventories of military robots, M-16 assault rifles, helicopters, armored vehicles, and grenade launchers eventually start to pile up and it turns out a lot of these weapons are going straight to American police forces to be used against US citizens. Benjamin Carlson at The Daily reports on a little known endeavor called the "1033 Program" that gave more than $500 million of military gear to U.S. police forces...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • The terrorists have won

    12/05/2011 4:48:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-02 | Jack Hunter
    Since 9/11, Senator Lindsey Graham has said repeatedly that we must fight the terrorists “over there” so we don’t have to fight them “over here.” But this week, Graham threw that all out the window. Apparently, we are now at war everywhere. Forever. Commenting on the controversial Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act — which many contend gives the federal government new powers to arrest American citizens without charge — Graham made clear this week that “1031, the statement of authority to detain, does apply to American citizens and it designates the world as the battlefield, including the...
  • The Unite States of the UN: Selling Our Sovereignty

    12/06/2011 9:01:01 PM PST · by This Just In · 22 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | November 30, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafly
    UN Mischief from Durban to Rio by Phyllis Schlafly November 30, 2011 The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa opening on November 28, called COP-17, is one of a series of UN meetings working toward a specific goal. Advertising for this meeting features a long list of invited celebrities including Angelina Jolie, U2's Bono, Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, and Michael Bloomberg. The UN goal is to move the United States into global government by environmental regulations and a vast network of taxes. These newly-imposed taxes will give the UN a tremendous stream of money in...
  • Senate Passes Controversial Defense Bill

    12/03/2011 11:29:18 AM PST · by DBCJR · 22 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 02 December 2011 12:00 | Raven Clabough
    Rand PaulIn the midst of allegations of police brutality and police aggression at the OWS protests, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that is said to “explicitly create a police state”: the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA, passed by a vote of 93 to 7, virtually stated that all of the United States may be considered a battlefield, and therefore the American military is permitted to indefinitely detain any American perceived to be a threat. Several amendments were proposed by both Democrats and Republican Senators, which would have deleted the dangerous provisions that would allow the indefinite detention of...
  • ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist

    11/29/2011 9:29:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 103 replies · 1+ views
    James Madison, father of the Constitution, warned, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." Abraham Lincoln had similar thoughts, saying "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." During war there has always been a struggle to preserve Constitutional liberties. During the Civil War the right of habeas corpus was suspended. Newspapers were closed down. Fortunately, these rights were restored after the war. The discussion now to suspend certain rights to due process is especially worrisome given that...
  • What if the Constitution No Longer Applied?

    11/24/2011 6:59:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2011 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the whole purpose of the Constitution was to limit the government? What if Congress' enumerated powers in the Constitution no longer limited Congress, but were actually used as justification to extend Congress' authority over every realm of human life? What if the president, meant to be an equal to Congress, has become a democratically elected, term-limited monarch? What if the president assumed everything he did was legal, just because he's the president? What if he could interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him? What if he could declare war on his...
  • Lindsey Graham calls for using military against American citizens (Call Your Senators Now!)

    11/28/2011 2:08:59 PM PST · by Bokababe · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/28/11 | Kyle Rogers
    The US government has been slowly eradicating the Posse Commitatus Act of 1878. That act banned the US government from using the US military in domestic law enforcement. Over the past few decades the US government has repeatedly violated the act. However, many Republicans have insisted that the Posse Comitatus Act needs to be respected to protect the rights of American Citizens. South Carolina's left-wing Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, however, is supporting provisions to eradicate Posse Commitatus and dramatically expand the powers of the Federal government. The US Senate Armed Forces Committee, led by Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain...
  • Lisa Jackson's Freudian Slip (EPA Princess she is to "level the playing field" for solar and wind)

    11/22/2011 8:28:38 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    Psychoanalysis is usually the wrong way to understand politics, but the Obama Administration may be reviving the field with its Freudian slips. The latest to land on the couch is Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson, who gave an unintentionally candid interview this weekend with Thalia Assuras of Energy Now News.
  • The Bipartisan War on Liberty

    11/21/2011 6:08:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 2011-11-18
    Liberal and conservative elites agree on one thing: Americans are too free for their own good. BY A. BARTON HINKLE To outward appearances, it might seem as though the left and right have never been more at odds. And for the average man in the street, drawn to the Tea Party on one side or the Occupy movement on the other, this might be true. But it is not so true for elite opinion. The nation's high and mighty may be divided about many things, but on one point they often agree: Americans are still too darn free.
  • Obama’s FCC Honcho Genchowski Wants To Further Centralize News Outlets

    11/20/2011 10:15:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    America's Party News ^ | Nov. 20, 2011 | John L. Work
    A few years back, in the early 2000s to be exact, my son was writing for a tiny monthly independent newspaper in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The tilt of the outlet was decidedly left, but nevertheless the paper was its own self-contained entity and answered to no one but its own publisher.  David told me several times during his early journalistic days that the greatest danger the country was facing was the growing corporate centralization of news control.  From twenty-four or so corporations that once owned news media outlets, the number had shrunken to seven, he told me.  At the moment, I can...