E. Pluribus Unum
Since Nov 22, 1998
But don't you dare call them Communists!
Islamophobiaphobia - The irrational fear of exposing Mooslims as the inbred, misogynistic, child-molesting, slave-mongering, wife-beating, sexually deviant, totalitarian, terroristic, homicidal maniacs that they are.
If we must not blame all Mooslims for the actions of Omar Mateen, why is it OK to blame all gun owners for the actions of Omar Mateen?
If an adult male identifies as a woman we must accept that he is a woman, but if an adult male "identifies" as an ISIS jihadist and murders dozens of people that does not make him an ISIS jihadist, it makes him a right-wing extremist gun-nut.
Liberals demand we accept men who identify as women, but they refuse to accept terrorists who identify as Mooslim.
Democrats want you unarmed so they can kill you.
According to the CDC, 248,000+ died from mistakes/accidents by doctors/nurses in the USA. Those numbers are epidemic proportions. The same CDC states that around 8,000+ died from guns. This means you are 31X more likely to die at the hands of a State Certified health care Professional who has spent years and years studying to learn their job than from being shot. I am sorry for this woman's loss, but her doctor is more of a danger to her than a gun. Well, tbh, it's not the gun, it's the eegit holding the gun that caused the death of her son. I guess we only need one more gun law to make everyone safe.....no? One more fact from the CDC, 80% of the gun homicides are committed by one group.....gangs. So if this woman and her ilk are really and truly for stopping "gun violence", then why are they targeting the 20% (100 million+) of legal gun owners that never shoot anyone? Doesn't it make sense to go after the group causing the most gun homicides first and reduce the deaths by 80%? But I suppose if one has an agenda, the facts like these are to be ignored and are and a inconvenience to their bottom line.....no?
All Moslems are obligated to seek world domination by Islam. It's in their book. Infidels have three choices; submit, convert or die. It's in their book. Islam has been at war with everyone else snce 622 A.D. It must remain so until there is only Islam. It's in their book. http://www.ProphetOfDoom.net
"I am a proud black man," said the black man. "I am a proud Mexican woman," said the Mexican woman. "I am a proud Asian man," said the Asian man. "I am a proud gay man," said the gay man. "I am a proud transgender," said the transgender. "I am a proud native American," said the native American. "I am a proud white man," said the racist.
Only sociopaths/psychopaths would refuse to acknowledge the difference between legal immigration/immigrants and illegal immigration/immigrants.
We now have an entire federal government with leadership so thoroughly preoccupied with promoting homosexuality, Islam, racial divisiveness and political correctness that federal employees cannot perform the simple tasks that comprise the job they are employed and paid to do.
What they won't tell you is that those places have the lowest per capita murder rates.
More guns, less murder.
Bill Whittles YouTube video Number One With a Bullet illustrates this very succinctly.
Here is a link to it.
Here are links to the three data sources that he references.
Here is a graph of the data showing the decline in murder rate with increasing gun-ownership rates.
Fact is, states and countries with low gun ownership rates lead the nation and world in per capita murder rate.
They also lead the world in violent crime rate.
Gun-controlled Britain has a low homicide rate, but it has the highest violent crime rate in the EU, a violent crime rate that is higher than even South Africa, and much higher than the United States.
The only first-world nation with a higher violent crime rate than Britain is Australia, a nation that also banned and confiscated firearms, stripping its people of their ability to defend themselves from violent criminals.
A Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 mass-shooting incidents over a thirty-year period in which 547 people were killed.
In other words, on average, 20 people a year die in mass shootings.
There are varying estimates from the CDC, FBI, Harvard and Northwestern studies that say there are between 300,000 and 3,000,000 defensive firearm uses every year, and no shot is fired in 99% of those incidents of successful self-defense.
A lot more than 20 of those 300,000 to 3,000,000 people will wind up being murder or violent crime victims if you deny them the most effective tool for self-defense that there is, a firearm.
So if you like high violent crime and murder rates, by all means advocate taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.
One-third of black babies are now aborted. The dream of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, to use abortion to exterminate the black race is finally coming to pass. If black lives really mattered theyd be burning abortion clinics to the ground instead of 7-Elevens.
Outsiders cannot fix what is wrong with America's indigenous urban peoples. The systemic maladies of racial separatism, anti-intellectualism, sloth, criminal behavior and perpetual victimhood must be corrected from within their own community. More welfare-reparations cannot overcome their moral and intellectual bankruptcy.
(1) The Gentle Giant boosted a box of cigarillos used for making marijuana blunts from a convenience store and shook the convenience store clerk like a rag-doll. http://i.imgur.com/DYehQUx.jpg (2) Minutes later The Gentle Giant shoved the door shut on a police officer as he attempted to get out of his vehicle. The Gentle Giant then punched the officer and attempted to take his firearm. The firearm discharged during the struggle, wounding the Gentle Giant in the hand, as evidenced by blood and empty cartridges in the vehicle. (3) The Gentle Giant was high on marijuana at the time that he stole a box of cigarillos, roughed up a store clerk, assaulted a police officer and attempted to take his firearm, as evidenced by forensic blood analysis. Is there anything incorrect about the above statements?
You are in a lot more danger from mass-murdering governments than you are from mass-murdering crazies. Governments murdered 262,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone, and prohibiting those citizens from the possession of guns was always the first step. Mass-shooters killed 547 people in thirty years.* 262,000,000 versus 547. Government needs to be controlled a lot more urgently than gun-owning private citizens. *A Congressional Research Service report published in 2013 counted 78 mass-shooting incidents over a thirty-year period in which 547 people were killed. In other words, on average, 20 people a year die in mass shootings. There are varying estimates from the CDC, FBI, Harvard and Northwestern studies that say there are between 300,000 and 3,000,000 defensive firearm uses every year, and no shot is fired in 99% of those incidents of successful self-defense. A lot more than 20 of those 300,000 to 3,000,000 people will wind up being murder or violent crime victims if you deny them the most effective tool for self-defense that there is, a firearm.
1. Climate doomsayers believe they possess truths about the past, present and future and their truths cannot be disputed by anyone.
2. Doomsayers refuse to debate their belief. They call their dogma âsettled scienceâ and attack any critics that dare to whisper in the dark.
3. Just like a cult, doomsayers has a formal doctrine-setting body â not unlike the Jonesâ circle of advisors. The reports by the ârulingâ body are thought to be the main source of authority and the texts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are quoted as unholy scripture.,
4. Staying with the Jonestown analogy, the climate change alarmists have created mythologies intentionally built on lies and half-truths. The fallacy can be ascribed as an appeal to everyday experiences, giving the listener some sense of truth-based teaching to mix with the soup of confusion.
Just as Jones and his small leadership group built lies on a foundation of lies and misinformation, the âsky-is-falling-crowdâ spreads hoaxes to support their form of theology.
They fail to acknowledge they key fact that is keeping trump on top - He is NOT one of them! He says what we want to say. He expresses our frustrations and anger towards THEM and their efforts to sell America to the highest corporate or foreign bidder. HIS opinion of what it will take to make America great again is also OUR opinion. Trump wants to govern WITH us-not in spite of us.
ANY candidate who expresses these positions will have the support of the middle class. But Trump has the ability to withstand the organized efforts to crush him. And they are trying so very hard to do just that.
Never mind the fact that computer models that you tweak to give the result you want are not science, and computer models are all they've got.
The purpose of "net neutrality" is to turn the Internet into a public utility run by authoritarian feral government bureaucrats.
What could go wrong?
A prerequisite of all those democides was a disarmed citizenry.
The Left is already calling for the incarceration of "climate deniers."
I wonder what the Left will want to do with them once those "climate deniers" have no means of defending themselves?
Chaos theory tells us that if you do not know the starting points of every single variable in the system you are attempting to model, the predictions of your model will diverge from reality by an ever-increasing amount as time progresses. http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2013/10/father-of-chaos-theory-explains-why-it.html The number of variables involved in global climate is, for all practical purposes, infinite. Any questions?
When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldnât even get a vote in a democrat controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood - both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno - husband Bill described her selection as âmy worst mistake.â Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.
Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guanierâs radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbell went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Many younger voters will have no knowledge of âTravelgate.â Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson Ã¢â¬â and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.
Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone and, of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.
Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the âbimbo eruptionâ and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:
*She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.
*She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starrâs investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.
Hillaryâs devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for âlying under oathâ to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, âI do not recall,â âI have no recollection,â and âI donât knowâ a total of 56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.
Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the âpay to playâ schemes of the Clinton Foundation - we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans - âwhat difference does it make?â
Since leaving the White House, the Clintonâs, through 2014, have made $221,139,576.00 and BOTH are drawing taxpayer funded U. S. Government pensions.
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You are in far more danger from psychotic, murderous governments than you are from psychotic, murderous crazies.
Governments, primarily totalitarian "redistributionist" governments, murdered 262,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone, and prohibiting those citizens from owning guns was always the first step.
Meanwhile, America grows more totalitarian and redistributionist by the day.
Whatever you think about Islam, you must admit that the historical Muhammad was a very bad man, whether he actually existed or not.
Marxist governments murdered more than 100,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone. https://www.schwarzreport.org/resources/essays/why-communism-kills "Democracy is indispensable to socialism... The goal of socialism is communism... Hatred is the basis of communism." --Vladimir Lenin Individual freedom and property rights are completely incompatible with Marxism. Karl said it right there in his Communist Manifesto: THE TEN PLANKS OF KARL MARX'S COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (and How Statists Implement Them) 1) Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, and UN Agenda 21) 2) Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich") 3) Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich") 4) Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain) 5) Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, etc.) 6) Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, etc.). 7) Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, NLRB, EEOC, etc.) 8) Mandatory labor union membership (public-sector unions, unionization of 21-million Obamacare health care workers, automatic withholding of forced union dues, "card check," etc.) 9) Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.) 10) Free public education (and food and health care and cell phones and Internet access, etc.)
What is known is that the first slave owner in America was a black man with an indentured servant; he went to court to be able to keep him permanently. What is known is that the largest slave owner in South Carolina in 1860 was a black man, William Ellison, who was a freed slave himself. What is known is that 28% of slave owners in New Orleans were black, according to the 1860 census. What is known is that the free blacks fought for the Confederacy were fighting against abolitionism.
What is known is that reparations have already been paid, were paid 150 years ago in the blood of northern white boys that soaked into the soil of fields all across the South.
It's enough already. No one in this country owes anyone else anything. It's time for everyone to put their big boy and big girl panties on and get over themselves
When Europeans such as Cortes landed in the Americas, the Aztecs and other indigenous people we refer to as Latino or Hispanics today were committing human sacrifice as they took captured enemies and sacrificial children to the top of their pyramids and cut them into small pieces tossing the bloody body parts down the side to intimidate the masses and their enemies. Blacks in Africa today are committing genocide on each other over tribal and religious differences. Muslims in the Middle East are taking Christian women as sex slaves, treat their own women as worth half the worth of a man and throw homosexuals off roofs.
The white Americans that know their history have had enough of race baiters such as barry soetoro from Indonesia, Madam Mao, Al-Not-So-Sharpton, La Raza and Luis Gutiérrez. If they do not like it in the United States, they should go back to the hell hole they crawled out of. They have much more work to do in Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, China and South America than needs to be done in America.
...and a large percentage of those crimes are committed online (download a pirated movie? $100,000 fine and ten years in prison) where they can be recorded and catalogued...
...I predict that one of these days the Feds are going to seize the bank and stock market accounts of a few tens of millions of non-Democrats and most of them will never get it back because the courts will be clogged with cases for decades.
How does that work?
Why are there so many assaults, robberies, rapes, home-invasions and murders if passing a law makes you safe from those things? If laws against those things made you safe, none of those things would ever happen. Illinois has more gun laws than any state in the union, but would you feel safe wandering around S Pulaski Rd and W Adams Street in Chicago in the middle of the night?
Police don't prevent crimes. Police are crime historians. They mainly show up after the crime has occurred and take a report to be filed on a government hard drive.
You think you're so smart because you don't believe in God, yet you have a religious faith in government, the greediest, most corrupt and murderous force on Earth. Governments, primarily "redistributionist" governments, murdered at minimum 262,000.000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone, and citizen disarmament was always an essential requirement of those democides.
The only thing that can protect you from crime is living among a moral people who believe things like "thou shalt not steal" and "thou shalt not kill."
As John Adams said of our constitutional republic, "...we have no government, armed with power, capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge and licentiousness would break the strongest cords of our Constitution, as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
PS - Criminals heart gun control laws because, by definition, criminals don't obey laws and they will still have guns. It's the law-abiding who will not.
PPS - America's indigenous urban peoples heart gun control because they consider violent crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves along with threats for failure to comply. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare.
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels.
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in Bangladesh Muslim 83%, Egypt Muslim 90%, Gaza Muslim 98.7%, Indonesia Muslim 86.1%, Iran Muslim 98%, Iraq Muslim 97%, Jordan Muslim 92%
100% will usher in the peace of Dar-es-Salaam the Islamic House of Peace. Here theres supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in: Afghanistan Muslim 100%, Saudi Arabia Muslim 100%, Somalia Muslim 100%, Yemen ---Muslim 100%.
1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by: A Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40
2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
11. The USS Cole suicide bombing against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole on October 12, 2000, while it was harbored and refueled in the Yemen port of Aden. Seventeen American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured was bombed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.
12. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
13. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
14. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
15. In September 2004 The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege) began when armed Islamic terrorists took hundreds of school children and adults hostage on September 1, 2004, at School Number One in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia. On September 3, 2004, the third day of the standoff, shooting broke out between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces. According to official data, 344 civilians were killed, 186 of them children, and hundreds more wounded. These atrocities were committed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
16. April 15, 2013 the Boston marathon bombing killed 3 innocent civilian including an eight year old boy and wounded close to 180 people This atrocity was committed by: Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
17. June 12, 2016 Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance was committed by a Muslim male mostly between the ages of 17 and 40
Its easy to see who the enemy is!
200 blacks killed/year by police (only 24% of cop killings) 10,000 blacks killed/year by blacks 400,000 black babies killed/year by abortion And Black Lives Matters want to indict the police???
(For official DOJ report, Google "DOJ Report on Shooting of Michael Brown PDF.")
 The evidence, when viewed as a whole, does not support the conclusion that Wilsons uses of deadly force were objectively unreasonable under the Supreme Courts definition. (Page 5)
 when the store clerk tried to stop Brown, Brown used his physical size to stand over him and forcefully shove him away. (Page 6)
 Wilson was aware of the theft and had a description of the suspects as he encountered Brown and Witness 101. (Page 6)
 Autopsy results and bullet trajectory, skin from Browns palm on the outside of the SUV door as well as Browns DNA on the inside of the drivers door corroborate Wilsons account that during the struggle, Brown used his right hand to grab and attempt to control Wilsons gun. (Page 6)
 there is no credible evidence to disprove Wilsons account of what occurred inside the SUV. (Page 7)
 autopsy results confirm that Wilson did not shoot Brown in the back as he was running away because there were no entrance wounds to Browns back. (Page 7)
 witnesses who originally stated Brown had his hands up in surrender recanted their original accounts (Page 8)
 several witnesses stated that Brown appeared to pose a physical threat to Wilson as he moved toward Wilson. (Page 8)
 The physical evidence also establishes that Brown moved forward toward Wilson after he turned around to face him. The physical evidence is corroborated by multiple eyewitnesses. (Page 10)
 evidence does not establish that it was unreasonable for Wilson to perceive Brown as a threat while Brown was punching and grabbing him in the SUV and attempting to take his gun. (Page 11)
 Wilsons account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses (Page 12)
 Wilsons account was consistent with those results, and consistent with the accounts of other independent eyewitnesses, whose accounts were also consistent with the physical evidence. Wilsons statements were consistent with each other in all material ways, and would not be subject to effective impeachment for inconsistencies or deviation from the physical evidence.8 Therefore, in analyzing all of the evidence, federal prosecutors found Wilsons account to be credible. (Page 16)
 Witness accounts suggesting that Brown was standing still with his hands raised in an unambiguous signal of surrender when Wilson shot Brown are inconsistent with the physical evidence, are otherwise not credible because of internal inconsistencies, or are not credible because of inconsistencies with other credible evidence. (Page 78)
 Multiple credible witnesses corroborate virtually every material aspect of Wilsons account and are consistent with the physical evidence. (Page 78)
 several of these witnesses stated that they would have felt threatened by Brown and would have responded in the same way Wilson did. (Page 82)
 there are no witnesses who could testify credibly that Wilson shot Brown while Brown was clearly attempting to surrender. (Page 83)
 There is no witness who has stated that Brown had his hands up in surrender whose statement is otherwise consistent with the physical evidence. (Page 83)
 The media has widely reported that there is witness testimony that Brown said dont shoot as he held his hands above his head. In fact, our investigation did not reveal any eyewitness who stated that Brown said dont shoot. (Page 83)
 Wilson did not know that Brown was not armed at the time he shot him, and had reason to suspect that he might be when Brown reached into the waistband of his pants as he advanced toward Wilson. (Page 84)
 Wilson did not have time to determine whether Brown had a gun and was not required to risk being shot himself in order to make a more definitive assessment.
 In addition, even assuming that Wilson definitively knew that Brown was not armed, Wilson was aware that Brown had already assaulted him once and attempted to gain control of his gun. (Page 85)
 Wilson has a strong argument that he was justified in firing his weapon at Brown as he continued to advance toward him and refuse commands to stop, and the law does not require Wilson to wait until Brown was close enough to physically assault Wilson. (Page 85)
 we must avoid substituting our personal notions of proper police procedure for the instantaneous decision of the officer at the scene. We must never allow the theoretical, sanitized world of our imagination to replace the dangerous and complex world that policemen face every day. (Page 85)
 It may appear, in the calm aftermath, that an officer could have taken a different course, but we do not hold the police to such a demanding standard. (citing Gardner v. Buerger, 82 F.3d 248, 251 (8th Cir. 1996) (same))). Rather, where, as here, an officer points his gun at a suspect to halt his advance, that suspect should be on notice that escalation of the situation would result in the use of the firearm. Estate of Morgan at 498. An officer is permitted to continue firing until the threat is neutralized. See Plumhoff v. Rickard, 134 S.Ct. 2012, 2022 (2014) (Officers need not stop shooting until the threat has ended). For all of the reasons stated, Wilsons conduct in shooting Brown as he advanced on Wilson, and until he fell to the ground, was not objectively unreasonable and thus not a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242. (Page 85)
 Given that Wilsons account is corroborated by physical evidence and that his perception of a threat posed by Brown is corroborated by other eyewitnesses, to include aspects of the testimony of Witness 101, there is no credible evidence that Wilson willfully shot Brown as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat. (Page 86)
For the reasons set forth above, this matter lacks prosecutive merit and should be closed.
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/07/why-arent-we-as-enraged-about-vaccine-deaths-as-we-are-about-gun-deaths-2-3389623.html excerpt: There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms. That is not disputed. What is never shown, though, is a breakdown of those deaths to put them in perspective, as compared to other causes of death. [CJF emphasis] 65% of those deaths are by suicide, which would never be prevented by gun laws 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and mostly justified 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons 3% are accidental discharge deaths So technically, gun violence is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100 (0.17 x 30,000). Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation? 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington DC (a 54% increase over prior years) So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation or about 75 per state. That is an average because some states have much higher rates than others. [50 states + DC]
There is no such thing as a scientific "fact." Science deals in hypotheses and experimental results. When enough experimental results are gathered to either affirm or refute an hypothesis, that hypothesis is considered to be scientifically validated or invalidated. Furthermore, according to Godel's Incompleteness Theorem, no hypothesis, or model, can ever completely define the natural world. There is always a better hypothesis (or model) than the one we have, we just havent found it yet. In other words, there is no such thing as "settled science." To latch onto ONE supposed causal driver - Carbon - in systems where a multitude of causal drivers create measurable end outcomes, is fantasy: not science.
News has become "free" to the consumer because of the Internet and electronic media. In the past, you had to pay for a paper or watch ads. To sell papers or get ratings, newspapers had to publish interesting articles, and be a credible source. Nowadays, you can get your news from anywhere for free, and most likely, you will only read the news that confirms your views. We do it. The left does it. It is just human nature.
This cuts the profits of investigation and destroys the incentive to create good, credible news. But with profitability falling, the media industry needed another way to make money. So, they have sold out. All media outlets represent a side, produce crap that passes for journalism, and accepts payoffs for advertising for political, business, or other paying/owning interests.
They say you get what you pay for (and in equilibrium this is true). Same is true with the news. They also say never trust anything you read on the Internet. This is also true of the news. Finally, they say that if you aren't paying for the product, then YOU are the product. This is true for the news also.
In my opinion, the media is now a tool of its owners as a means of swaying public opinion. I cannot provide solid tests**, as they would be riddled with issues, but the underlying economic intuition seems to confirm this notion.
Edit: *I can't say which economist because this might lead to my identity, and I am afraid of being fired over the political views that I hold.
** Such tests would be riddled with issues of data, endogenous variables, and reverse causality.
The "gun show loophole" is sales between private citizens. Closing the "gun show loophole" is code for gun registration. Once they know where all the guns are, it is so much easier to round them up. Governments, primarily "redistributionist" governments, murdered at minimum 262,000,000 of their own citizens in the 20th century alone, and peasant disarmament was always the first step. https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM Once they start collecting the guns the next step is the boxcars and gas chambers, so you might as well turn your guns in bullets-first. And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward. ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn