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  • It's Not Just Weather, Jews Control Earthquakes, Too!

    07/19/2018 8:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/19/2018 | Marina Medvin
    According to a Jordanian columnist, Jewish powers aren't just limited to weather control; Jews can also cause earthquakes! Kamal Zakarneh, a columnist for the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, accused Israelis of causing the earthquakes that shook the Al-Aqsa mosque in the attempt "to Judaize Jerusalem." He went on to explain that Jews are known for "blaming nature" for natural disasters. He's not wrong to fear earthquakery. That mosque was destroyed by an earthquake in 746 and had to be rebuilt in 754. And Jews were around in 746. Soooooo we know who did it. A minor flaw in his logic is...
  • How Entertainment Shows Have Become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda

    07/16/2018 7:46:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 7/16/2018 | John Lott
    All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda. Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes. Not liking guns has been portrayed as cool for a long time. It is an old theme that dates back to the original 1980s MacGyver series, in which the titular character avoids using guns and expresses his aversion to them. This theme has continued with the current remake. But the push to sway public opinion really seems to have picked up. This spring on ABC’s “The Crossing,” the sheriff’s...
  • Fine print on gun-control petitions causes ruckus (WA)

    06/26/2018 7:03:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 6/26/2018 | unknown
    A gun-rights organization has written to promoters of the new Initiative 1639 in Washington state warning the paper petitions they are asking voters to sign don’t comply with state law because of the “maze of fine print.” I-1639 is being proposed to raise the state’s legal age to purchase a rifle, mandate an “enhanced background check,” demand gun owners take a firearms safety course and order people to keep their weapons only in “secure storage.” The signature-gathering drive is under way, and Second Amendment Foundation lawyer Shawn Timothy Newman has written to the initiative-supporting Alliance for Gun Responsibility to point...
  • Gun Lies, Myths, Half-Truths, and Conspiracy Theories

    06/16/2018 8:46:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 6/16/2018 | Rich Logis
    Guns and gun crime are the new climate change: those who know nothing about the subject are suddenly "experts." I call this faux expertise Albert Gore-itis, and I discuss it at length in my upcoming book, 10 Warning Signs Your Child is Becoming a Democrat. Here's a roundup of some of the new – and old – lies, myths, half-truths and conspiracy theories. It's estimated that there are 300 million legally owned firearms in the U.S., and 2 trillion rounds of legally owned ammunition. The percentage of households owning one or more firearm has fluctuated over the years and was...
  • Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites

    06/11/2018 2:10:08 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    by Reuters ^ | 6/11/2018 | Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala
    DAR ES SALAAM, June 11 (Reuters) - Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content. Several sites, including popular online discussion platform Jamiiforums, said on Monday they had temporarily shut down after the state-run Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) warned it would take legal action against all unlicensed websites. Regulations passed in March made it compulsory for bloggers and owners of other online forums such as YouTube channels to register with the government and pay up to $900...
  • The History of the Second Amendment

    06/09/2018 9:16:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9-5-2001 | David E. Vandercoy
    This is a very good post that has been sitting dormant on FR for 15 years. Meanwhile, the radical left has been on the war-path trying to ban guns, and raising all kinds of heck. I think that it is really a good time to dust off this old post and take a good hard look at it. There is some significant information in this post that makes mince-meat out of the arguments being dished out by the media.
  • This technology could fundamentally change our relationship to electricity

    06/07/2018 3:44:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Vox ^ | June 5, 2018 | David Roberts
    A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste. Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a filament to produce light. But power is also lost in between, on the grid, as it is carried along hundreds of miles of wires, repeatedly shifted between different voltages, and converted from AC to DC and back, all in the split second between the time it enters the grid and the time it powers your computer. How much power is...
  • Knowing What to Ban has Never Been a Requirement for Gun-Grabbers

    06/07/2018 1:22:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 6/6/2018 | David Codrea
    Read more: Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook “It is clear that we must crack down on deadly, military-style assault rifles, which is why I voted to pass Senate Bill 1657, which holds gun dealers accountable by ensuring dangerous criminals and those with a history of mental illness or domestic violence cannot get their hands on a weapon,” Illinois State Representative Fred Crespo claimed in a letter to constituents. “I also support House Bill 1469, which would prohibit the sale and possession of high capacity magazines which turn regular firearms into...
  • Bette Midler: Gun Control Would Have Saved Bobby Kennedy. Or Something.

    06/07/2018 7:43:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 6/6/2018 | Rachel Peterson
    Hollywood liberal Bette Midler has said a lot of dumb things in the past. But her latest tweet may have taken the cake. Blaming the 1968 assassination of Bobby Kennedy on the lack of gun control. In honor of her most recent tweet, here some of her idiotic tweets throughout the years. Blaming the NRA for mass shootings. Saying the United States will go down the toilet because Republicans won the Senate.
  • Obama Encourages Gun Controllers to Stay Committed ‘No Matter How Long It Takes’

    06/02/2018 10:16:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 6/1/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Former President Barack Obama encouraged gun control proponents on Friday to stay committed to securing new gun laws “no matter how long it takes.” Friday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Obama tweeted that gun control proponents must not only push for a change in laws, but also in “leadership” to secure the new laws:
  • Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

    05/26/2018 3:14:35 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies ^ | 5-20-2018 | Adriana Stan, Mihai Botarel
    As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives. But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek out news to how we relate to the people around us, have we automated the way we behave? Is human thinking beginning to mimic algorithmic processes? And is the Cambridge Analytica debacle a warning sign of what’s to come — and of happens when algorithms hack into our collective thoughts? It wasn’t...
  • Our culture: Incubator for a mass killer's hatred

    05/24/2018 6:43:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 5/23/2018 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    In the aftermath of the Santa Fe shootings, anti-gun activists still holding the NRA responsible fail to address the hate factor to which they also subscribe. Their vitriol, encouraging violence against gun rights activists and predominantly Republican supporters, builds another foundational layer of societal hatred for future mass killers to justify violence. Profane NRA slogans have become commonplace whether “F–- the NRA” appears on T-shirts or is used in a Democratic Party candidate’s television commercial. After Trump tweeted concerns about the Santa Fe shootings, one-time-but-no-longer-funny-woman Kathy Griffin verbally attacked him, commenting, “You are a sociopath completely devoid of any empathy....
  • Gun Control Group Virtue Signals With Full-Page Letter To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    05/23/2018 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 5/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of gun control advocating students took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, which was paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. The ad was a personal letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) detailing why the students demand stricter gun control laws.
  • Dem senator: I support 'real' Second Amendment, not 'imaginary' one

    05/22/2018 8:15:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 5/19/2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) declared on Saturday that he backs the "real" Second Amendment, rather than an "imaginary" version of the provision that he says is touted by gun rights advocates. "I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment," Murphy tweeted. "And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only - to kill as many people as fast as possible."
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • United Nations Quietly Pushes International Gun Control

    05/14/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 5/14/2018 | Beth Bauman
    The United Nations' International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is finishing up their Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence. According to IANSA, the goal of the week-long meeting is "for us to advocate collectively for an end to illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons." Under the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA), governments agreed to improve national small arms laws, import/export controls, and stockpile management – and to engage in cooperation and assistance. In 2005 they also adopted...
  • Highway sniper wounds 3, kills self; likely inspired by Parkland suspect, sheriff says

    05/06/2018 10:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/6/2018 | unk
    A gunman, allegedly influenced by Parkland, Fla., shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, shot at multiple cars on a highway in northern Georgia Friday before taking his own life, authorities said. Found inside Harbour's vehicle were three 9mm pistols, a 12-gauge shotgun, a BB gun and more than 3,400 rounds of ammunition, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Investigators found at least 17 shell casings near the site of the shooting, Couch told the newspaper, adding that none of the weapons were believed to have been stolen.
  • Dana Loesch Owns Bloomberg-Funded Gun-Grabber Who Made False Accusations — ‘What A Shameless Lie’

    05/06/2018 9:05:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 5/5/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Dana Loesch fought back on Saturday after being accused of crashing an anti-gun meeting near the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting she was attending. But Loesch claimed that, at the time she was accused of crashing the rally, she was eating lunch with her family. Shannon Watts, of the Bloomberg-funded gun control group Moms Demand Action, made the claim on Twitter, saying that Loesch had arrived uninvited with cameras. But when Loesch suggested that Watts owed her an apology, Watts’ initial accusation changed. While she had begun by claiming that Loesch herself had showed up, her later tweets only mention...
  • Democratic Congressman: Let's Force Gun Owners To Turn Over Their AR-15 And Other Rifles

    05/04/2018 8:28:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 5/4/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Honestly, who wrote this? Yeah, I know it’s from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), but who on this staff wrote this rather great piece of comedy regarding military-style rifles. He wants to ban them, buy them back, and prosecute anyone who doesn’t abide by his proposed law (via USA Today): Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales, but it would not affect weapons already possessed. This would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come. Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons,...
  • CDC unpublished study: Over 2 million defensive gun uses every year

    04/24/2018 7:36:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/23/2018 | unknown
    Every year, Americans use guns to defend themselves more than 2 million times, according to an unpublished study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focused on data gathered in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The findings show that use of guns for self-defense happens more frequently than criminal use of firearms. During his Monday broadcast, talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said “it’s typical” that the CDC didn’t go public with the eye-opening findings. “The CDC figures this does not further the leftist agenda,” Limbaugh said, “so they keep it secret, but it has been uncovered.” Since the 1990s, Florida...