31 March, 2009

Legal U.S. Arms Exports May Be Source of Narco Syndicates Rising Firepower

From the NarcoSphere (via Sipsey Street Irregulars):
Legal U.S. Arms Exports May Be Source of Narco Syndicates Rising Firepower
Posted by Bill Conroy - March 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm

More Than $1 billion In Private-Sector Weapons Exports Approved For Mexico Since 2004

Mainstream media and Beltway pundits and politicians in recent months have unleashed a wave of panic in the nation linking the escalading violence in Mexico, and its projected spread into the U.S., to illegal weapons smuggling.

The smokescreen being spread by these official mouthpieces of manufactured consensus is that a host of criminal operators are engaging in straw (or fraudulent) gun purchases, making clandestine purchases at U.S. gun shows or otherwise assembling small caches of weapons here in the states in order to smuggle them south of the border to the “drug cartels.”

The Obama administration is now sending hundreds of additional federal agents to the border in an effort to interdict this illegal arms smuggling to reassure an agitated middle-America that Uncle Sam will get these bad guys. The cascade of headlines from mainstream media outlets printing drug-war pornography assures us in paragraphs inserted between the titillation that the ATF’s Operation Gunrunner and other similar get-tough on gun-seller programs will save America from the banditos of Mexico.
Now, here is the kicker:
According to an analysis of the DCS reports, some $1 billion in defense hardware was approved for export to Mexico via private U.S. companies between fiscal year 2004 and fiscal year 2007 — the most recent year for which data was available. Overall, during the same period, a total of some $3.7 billion in weapons and other military hardware was approved for export under the DCS program to all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

In addition to the military hardware exports approved for Mexico, some $3.8 billion in defense-related “services” [technical assistance and training via private U.S. contractors] also were approved for “export” to Mexico over the same four-year period, according to the DCS reports.

That means the total value of defense-related hardware and service exports by private U.S. companies to Mexico tallied nearly $5 billion over the four-year window. And that figure doesn’t even count the $700 million in assistance already authorized under the Merida Initiative [Plan Mexico] or any new DCS exports approved for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 [which ends Sept. 30].
Go and read the entire article.


Obama's "Aunti Zeituni" is STILL a wetback.

And still stealing stealing from the Public Trough by being here illegally and living in PUBLIC HOUSING.
Obama's aunt becomes symbol in immigration debate

By DENISE LAVOIE – 52 minutes ago

BOSTON (AP) — Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt lost her bid for asylum more than four years ago, and a judge ordered her deported. Instead, Zeituni Onyango stayed, living for years in public housing.
Yes, she is a symbol of what is ENTIRELY wrong with how migrants are treated in this nation- with kid gloves! And now we read this:
In December, a judge agreed to suspend the deportation order and reopen her case. An initial hearing is scheduled Wednesday in U.S. Immigration Court in Boston.

Obama has said repeatedly that he didn't know his aunt was living in the United States illegally and believes that laws covering the situation should be followed. If she wins asylum, he could look soft on immigration enforcement. If she loses, he could face criticism from immigrant advocacy groups.

The White House says Obama is staying out of it.

"The President believes that the case should run its ordinary course, and neither he nor his representatives have had any involvement," spokesman Ben LaBolt said last week.

How much is anyone willing to bet that The Kenyan Thief will make sure his Aunti Zeituni stays?

Besides, thievery seems to run in the family, doesn't?


29 March, 2009

Why don't they just go back? II

So this is why they won't go back:
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama is conducting his own affirmative action program to get more Muslims in the White House.

The move began with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, who took his oath of office with a hand on the Quran, to solicit the resume of what he considered to be the nation's most qualified adherents of Islam.

According to the Denver Post, when White House officials heard about the program, it was put on overdrive.

So far, 45 Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and government officials have been submitted for consideration.

J. Saleh Williams, program coordinator for the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, sifted through more than 300 names as part of the search.

"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."

28 March, 2009


When replying to a comment made by Hammer, Heinlein's short story, Blowups Happen, came to mind and I started searching the web and I found the following site:
Atomic Anxiety and American Values in Selected Works by Robert A. Heinlein

The Rugged Individual Patriot: Squelched by "The Man"?

Another brutal reality evident in Starship Troopers is the value of the ardent patriot, the man willing to die for his country but also for his freedom. Heinlein had his doubts about universal democracy (see THE AFTERMATH), but believed strongly in the power of freedom. "It has been proved time and again," he writes in How to be a Survivor in the Atomic Age, "by the Fighting French, the recalcitrant Irish and the deathless Poles, yes and by our own Apache and Yaqui Indians, that you cannot conquer a free man; you can only kill him" (EU, 173). Patrick Henry's patriotic words, "Give me liberty or give me death" echo in the pages of Heinlein's stories. In his short story Free Men, America has been conquered by atomic force, with Americans pushed into ghettoes, every move controlled by the Invaders. Heinlein glorifies the scrappy resistance movement of "free Americans." The rebel leader, on his deathbed, reiterates Heinlein's feeling on freedom. "You can't enslave a free man. Only person that can do that to a man is himself …The most you can do is kill him" (EU, 236). Despite these noble assertions, Heinlein recognized that such radical patriotism had fallen out of favor with the comfortable middle class. The power of corporate and state bureaucracy was certainly killing free men, if only by degrees.

Heinlein reveals his perspective on the corruption of the free market in the U.S. in Life-Line, his first published story. Dr. Hugo Pinero develops a machine that can predict the date and even hour of a man's death. Naturally, this invention throws the big life insurance companies into a tizzy, and they haul Pinero into court, suing him for the damage to their industry. The judge throws the case out, reasoning that:
    "There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest" (EU, 21).
This idea of corporations placing the success of their business above the public welfare is nowhere more obvious than in Blowups Happen (the story that Heinlein claims finally paid off his mortgage). The power of the atomic bomb has been harnessed into the most productive power plant ever made, but the danger of a massive atomic explosion is always imminent, either by random chance or sabotage by any of the power plant engineers, who tend to crack under the heavy responsibility of their task. The superintendent of the plant confirms, with the help of two other leading scientists, that the explosion of the power plant is not only inevitable, but also of a magnitude that could destroy at least half of the planet. When he and his fellow scientists recommend that the power plant be put into orbit where it could still produce power for earth without the risk of explosion, the company that owns the plant balks, claiming that their faulty research indicates no such danger. The chairman is especially curt:
    "'We try to conduct the affairs of the company with reasonable wisdom and in the public interest. But we have other responsibilities, too. There are hundreds of thousands of little stockholders who expect us to show a reasonable return on their investment, You must not expect us to jettison a billion-dollar corporation just because you've taken up astrology! Moon theory!' He sniffed" (EU, 75).
The site was created and is maintained by Jessica Fox Garrison who writes about Heinlein's foresight and attempt to reach America- to get them to understand where it was headed. Many today discount or spurn Heinlein and will also say, "See he was wrong! We have not had ATOMIC WAR!"

Unfortunately, his prophetic words and writings fell upon so many a deaf ear that we have nearly played out his words. The internal rot is great in the Republic, the quest for one World government is very close and assisted by traitorous power mad cowards in the Swamp and that there have been "...erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance." Moreover, each of the States, Corporations, and nearly every public and private institutions of learning, both lower and higher, have their own petty traitors who work to destroy what our Founding Fathers bequeathed us.

What I say here is nothing new, some will say preaching to the choir and that this is nothing more than the ramblings of a paranoid, but this is EXACTLY why I founded this blog; just as so many others across the web, who are linked here, sent folks to my posts, or are not even listed have done- we see it, and so do you.

Go read the rest of her essay on this and I have nothing to offer but simply a thank you to the young lady.


14-year-old New Jersey girl may get sex offender status for posting naked pictures on MySpace

14-year-old New Jersey girl may get sex offender status for posting naked pictures on MySpace

Updated Friday, March 27th 2009, 2:38 AM

TRENTON - A 14-year-old New Jersey girl has been accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com — charges that could force her to register as a sex offender if convicted.

The case comes as prosecutors nationwide pursue child pornography cases resulting from kids sending nude photos to one another over cell phones and e-mail. Legal experts, though, could not recall another case of a child porn charge resulting from a teen’s posting to a social networking site.
I could say I am amazed by the stupidity of the child and her parents, but I cannot- kids are stupid however that DA and his charges top it all.

I think it is best said by this commenter at the site of the story:
Joey Tranchina Mar 27, 2009 10:34:51 PM

Charging this 14 year old girl with a crime is insane. You can play all the blame games but the fact is 14 year olds are curious about sex. As long as the intended recipient of these photos was also a young teen and not an adult, this is an example of bad judgment, which in a 14 year old is not abnormal. The crime here is that we have headline-hunting prosecutors with no sense or proportion or human decency. This prosecution is child abuse. This prosecutor should be laughed out of a job that comes with public responsibility and into ambulance chasing. How can we expect teens to exhibit anything but bad judgment, when such abysmal example is set by "adults."

Deputy US marshal found dead in Juarez was wanted in US

JUAREZ, Mexico -- A deputy U.S. marshal who was shot to death in Juarez was wanted in the United States, according to court documents.

The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that the body found in a Juarez canal on Wednesday was that of 48-year-old Vincent Paul Bustamante, a deputy U.S. marshal assigned to the El Paso office.

Chihuahua state police said that Bustamante died of a gunshot wound to the head.

At the time of his death Bustamante was on administrative leave. Bustamante was wanted for failure to appear in court on charges of criminal theft of public property, according to Jeff Carter, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to federal records obtained by the ABC-7 I-Team, Bustamante was arrested on the theft charges March 2. He was accused of selling six government handguns, three government shotguns and a pair of government binoculars without authorization.

The charges required that Bustamante's weapon, credentials and badges be retained by his supervisor outside of work hours, Carter said.
That last sentence grabbed my attention. Why was he still working and even ALLOWED to carry a weapon while on duty? Probably because he was one of the Only Ones.

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Drastic new tactics to prevent school pupils as young as 13 falling into extremism
Exclusive by Mark Hughes Crime correspondent
Saturday, 28 March 2009

Two hundred school children in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are "vulnerable" to Islamic radicalisation.

The number was revealed to The Independent by Sir Norman Bettison, the chief constable of West Yorkshire Police and Britain's most senior officer in charge of terror prevention.

He said the "Channel project" had intervened in the cases of at least 200 children who were thought to be at risk of extremism, since it began 18 months ago. The number has leapt from 10 children identified by June 2008.

The programme, run by the Association of Chief Police Officers, asks teachers, parents and other community figures to be vigilant for signs that may indicate an attraction to extreme views or susceptibility to being "groomed" by radicalisers. Sir Norman, whose force covers the area in which all four 7 July 2005 bombers grew up, said: "What will often manifest itself is what might be regarded as racism and the adoption of bad attitudes towards 'the West'."

"One of the four bombers of 7 July was, on the face of it, a model student. He had never been in trouble with the police, was the son of a well-established family and was employed and integrated into society."

"But when we went back to his teachers they remarked on the things he used to write. In his exercise books he had written comments praising al-Qa'ida. That was not seen at the time as being substantive. Now we would hope that teachers might intervene, speak to the child's family or perhaps the local imam who could then speak to the young man."
Pathetic! Simply panty-waist pathetic. They lack the courage to simply state that Muslims ARE not integrating into Western Culture and these young men scare us so we wet our panties.


Why don't they just go back?

Syria: Iraqi refugees to move to Europe and US

Damascus, 26 March (AKI) - Around 12,000 Iraqi refugees living in Syria will be resettled in Europe and the United States, according to an official from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Germany, the US, Canada,The Netherlands and other countries, have agreed to host a number of Iraqi refugees in Syria, an unnamed source told Adnkronos International (AKI).

The resettlement of the refugees began in February and the UNHCR is continuing to evaluate tens of thousands of files to establish who has the necessary requirements to qualify for resettlement.

"Germany has agreed to take in 2,500 refugees, and the same with The Netherlands, while the United States 5,000 others," the official source told AKI.

"Some of the refugees will attend classes that will help them integrate to their new host country."
Take close notice of the word used at the top of the picture- SECURITY. Why did that Italian news site use such a word?

They understand why.

There should be no refugees sent anywhere but back to Iraq.


Modern Militia Movement - Part III

Missouri retracts report linking militias, 3rd party candidates
By Jason Noble | Kansas City Star

EFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol this week retracted a controversial report on militia activity and will change how such reports are reviewed before being distributed to law enforcement agencies.

The Highway Patrol also will open an investigation into the origin of the report, which linked conservative groups with domestic terrorism and named former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.

The Highway Patrol’s announcement followed a news conference in which Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, suggested putting the director of public safety on administrative leave and investigating how the report was produced.
It is good to see that a change is occurring, and that the suggestion, and so far only a suggestion, that the director be put on "Administrative Leave", please take careful notice of the wording:

"...will change how such reports are reviewed before being distributed to law enforcement agencies."
So, in other words, we will make sure that the reports ARE marked for OFFICIAL USE ONLY and not for public release- at least this is what I understand when I read such.

Go read the rest of the report for yourself0 if you have not already.


Ninety-Eight Years Ago Today

The Military of these united States adopted the finest sidearm ever created- the M1911 on March 28th, 1911.

And as it is written, glad tidings and joy be unto thee and he, when another is brought unto and in the church of John Moses Browning...


27 March, 2009

Remember Goliad!

"FELLOW SOLDIERS: In the order of Providence we are this day called upon to pay the last sad offices of respect to the remains of the noble and heroic band, who, battling for our sacred rights, have fallen beneath the ruthless hand of a tyrant. Their chivalrous conduct entitles them to the heartfelt gratitude of the people of Texas. Without any further interest in the country than that which all noble hearts feel at the bare mention of liberty, they rallied to our standard. Relinquishing the ease, peace, and comforts of their homes, leaving behind them all they held dear, their mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, they subjected themselves to fatigue and privation, and nobly threw themselves between the people of Texas and the legions of Santa Anna. There, unaided by re-inforcements and far from help and hope, they battled bravely with the minions of a tyrant, ten to one. Surrounded in the open prairie by this fearful odds, cut off from provisions and even water, they were induced, under the sacred promise of receiving the treatment usual to prisoners of war, to surrender. They were marched back, and for a week treated with the utmost inhumanity and barbarity. They were marched out of yonder fort under the pretense of getting provisions, and it was not until the firing of musketry did the shrieks of the dying, that they were satisfied of their approaching fate. Some endeavored to make their escape, but they were pursued by the ruthless cavalry and most of them cut down with their swords. A small number of them stand by the grave-a bare remnant of that noble band. Our tribute of respect is due to them; it is due to the mothers, sisters, and wives who weep their untimely end, that we should mingle our tears with theirs. In that mass of remains and fragments of bones, many a mother might see her son, many a sister her brother, and many a wife her own beloved and affectionate husband. But we have a consolation- yet to offer them: their murderers sank in death on the prairies of San Jacinto, under the appalling words, "Remember La Bahia." Many a tender and affectionate woman will remember, with tearful eye, "La Bahia." But we have another consolation to offer. It is, that while liberty has a habitation and a name, their chivalrous deeds will be handed down upon the bright pages of history. We can still offer another consolation: Santa Anna, the mock hero, the black-hearted murderer, is within our grasp. Yea, and there he must remain, tortured with the keen pain of corroding conscience. He must oft remember La Bahia, and while the names of those whom he murdered shall soar to the highest pinnacle of fame, his shall sink down into the lowest depths of infamy and disgrace."
~ General Rusk

25 March, 2009

Mexican authorities nab suspected Zeta in Reynosa

March 24, 2009 - 6:51 AM
Jared Taylor
The Monitor

REYNOSA — Mexican federal police arrested a suspected member of Los Zetas accused of weapons smuggling and illegally monitoring telephone conversations among government officials.

Rolando "El Roli" de los Santos Guerra, 31, was wanted by federal authorities on organized crime and weapons smuggling charges.
Police arrested the Reynosa resident as he drove near the intersection of Rio Grande and Ocotlán streets. De los Santos was caught driving a white 2009 Porsche Cayenne SUV with no license plates and tinted windows.

Authorities said they found two hand grenades, an M16 machine gun, radio equipment, a fake driver's license and audio recordings inside the SUV. The recorders were presumably telephone conversations of federal, state and municipal authorities.
Hmm, "two hand grenades, an M16 machine gun" (never mind that an was used instead of a) but you figure he bought these at one of those "damned American gun shows"?


"...Canned Food & Shotguns."

A friend just sent this too me, and yup, that Gremlin knew- just like we do.


Hitlery is in Mexico

Clinton: US shares blame for Mexican drug wars
By MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 11 mins ago

MEXICO CITY – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that America's "insatiable" demand for illegal drugs and inability to stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in violence along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Clinton said the United States shares responsibility with Mexico for dealing with the violence. She said the administration will work with Mexican authorities to improve security on both sides of the border.

"Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade," she said. "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians."

"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility," she told reporters accompanying her to Mexico City a day after the Obama administration said it would send more money, technology and manpower to secure the United States' Southwestern frontier and help Mexico battle the cartels.

Obama himself said Tuesday that he wanted the U.S. to do more to prevent guns and cash from illicit drug sales from flowing across the border into Mexico.
I see she is performing Mexico's famous Donkey Show...


23 March, 2009

Modern Militia Movement - Part II

According to the posting, On November 17th, 2008, the United States Army Reserve issued the following Force Protection Advisory 09-01. This advisory by the United States Army Reserve Command warned the ALL Army Reserve personnel that on November 22nd, 2008 that there would be protests at Federal Reserve Banks and office locations.

Now, I could have completely rewritten the pertinent question, but the E-mail that was forwarded to me (I will not break the forwarder's request for anonymity) said it best:
"Why is the Army Reserve engaged in the collection and reporting of intelligence from an "Army Admitted" Peaceful Demonstration?"
Further the writer of the original E-mail (again, I will not break the forwarder's request for anonymity) states:
From the Testimony of LTG James R. Helmly, Chief, Army Reserve Department of the Army before the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Total Force, United States House of Representative, regarding Reserve Component Issues on March 31, 2004,

"The Force Protection program within the Army Reserve is designed to provide security and preparedness to meet the full spectrum of threats facing Army Reserve facilities and stand-alone facilities worldwide. The program is an integrated set of five security activities: physical security, anti-terrorism, law enforcement , information operations, and installation preparedness."
Now, how and where in this mission statement do peaceful demonstrations, that are protected under the First Amendment, that occurr at buildings which do not belong to either the Army or Army Reserve, fall? Should this not be considered ANOTHER violation of the Posse Comitatus Act and Federal Intelligence Guidelines?

Summed up and quite simply asked, since when did the reason for being, for the United States Army Reserve. become DOMESTIC SPYING?


Why one should read the comments.

John Jacob H posted the following two links in David's comment section here and I am quite glad he did. Though very aware of the Merced, Commiefornia Pitchfork Killings, I had never seen the following to videos:

Part I

Part II

These killings have always angered; me even though there were always be insanity such as displayed by the Mad Dog who committed the heinous acts, but also that which is Commiefornia's Legislature, who, I think are fully complicit in the crime, but also that worthless, cowardly neighbor who knew that the insanity was occurring, was told by a pleading fourteen year old girl, and could not muster his MANHOOD to do that which was proper, true and right.


Gun Rights Examiners Launch Website

David Codrea says:
While we're waiting for the official Examiner.com site to stop producing error messages, I want to introduce you to a site you can go to that will give you "one-stop shopping" for all Gun Rights Examiner commentary--mine as well as the folks handling a dozen cities nationwide.

Check out (and bookmark) www.gunrightsexaminers.com. It's the creation of Cleveland GRE Daniel White, and I'm very grateful that he took the time, made the effort and showed the leadership to do this. It's especially been a pain because Examiner urls are long and convoluted--so this give us a common link we can use to better publicize our work.
Now a simple one stop shop- just like Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms is supposed to be!

Oh, and while there, check out the latest entries at the Howard Nemerov's Austin GRE & John Pierce's Minneapolis GRE- which is the 3rd in a series (parts 1 and 2) covering frequently heard Gun Myths.


19 March, 2009

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: Interactive Map

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids:
An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern."

—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006.
An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.
CSMK sent me the link to this great tool at CATO (does require Javascript) I just wish it also mapped David Codrea's Only Ones too.



Here is the link to the grab the PDF and notice the document is two years old- makes me a day late at least.

Obama Administration to Stop Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensers

Obama Administration to Stop Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensers (Use BugMeNot)

Published: March 18, 2009

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday outlined a shift in the enforcement of federal drug laws, saying the administration would effectively end the Bush administration’s frequent raids on distributors of medical marijuana.

Speaking with reporters, Mr. Holder provided few specifics but said the Justice Department's enforcement policy would now be restricted to traffickers who falsely masqueraded as medical dispensaries and "use medical marijuana laws as a shield."

In the Bush administration, federal agents raided medical marijuana distributors that violated federal statutes even if the dispensaries appeared to be complying with state laws. The raids produced a flood of complaints, particularly in California, which in 1996 became the first state to legalize marijuana sales to people with doctors' prescriptions.
Peter Tosh to sing at the White House?

Mr. Sharkey wants to know how soon the concert will take place.


Can Congress Write Any Laws It Wants?

Can Congress Write Any Laws It Wants?

by Andrew P. Napolitano

It is elementary to state that the Constitution mandates that Congress writes the laws and decides how to spend tax dollars, the president enforces the laws as Congress has written them, and the courts interpret the laws as they have been written and enforced to assure their compliance with the Supreme Law of the Land.

As elemental as this sounds, it is hardly recognizable today. After 230 years, we have come to a point where a president declines to enforce laws he has himself signed, directs his Treasury Secretary to make laws interfering with private contracts, and signs executive orders that invade privacy, restrict speech, and appropriate property. Today, we have a Congress that delegates to the president its power to spend taxpayer dollars and money borrowed in the taxpayers’ names, has written laws regulating the air you breath, the water you drink, the words you speak, and relieving the persons with whom you have contracted or to whom you have loaned money from complying with their agreements. And our courts from time to time have raised taxes, run prisons, re-cast the boundaries of school districts, and declined to right obvious constitutional wrongs committed by the other branches.
This is the man who SHOULD be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of these united States- go read the rest of his article.


Police officers told to zip lips on bombing

Police officers told to zip lips on bombing

Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The San Francisco Police Officers Association's leadership has been told to muzzle it after signing a letter accusing onetime Weather Underground radical Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, of being behind the nearly 40-year-old bombing at a San Francisco police station that killed a sergeant.

We hear that both U.S. Justice Department reps and Police Chief Heather Fong put in calls to the union to find out just what they were doing talking out of school about an active investigation that may be ready to make a move soon in the 1970 bombing at Park Station.

The word was, button your lips.

Police Officers Association President Gary Delagnes confirmed that his union got a call from federal investigators telling them they had an "active investigation and should not be commenting on the case."
Sure, and I call bullshit on this 40 year old investigation- but you boys in the SF PD better watch out, I will wager that you are now on Double-Secret Probation.


Legislator wants to change rule that let Mercedes-driving woman collect food stamps

Legislator wants to change rule that let Mercedes-driving woman collect food stamps
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 8:21 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 02:40 PM
By Rita Price

A state representative says she wants to amend the state budget to prevent unemployed people from collecting food stamps if they have significant assets.

Rep. Shannon Jones, a Springboro Republican (biography), said today that she will introduce an amendment in response to a food-stamp flap in Warren County.

Officials there say they are angry that a woman who lost her job is eligible for food-stamp benefits even though she had $80,000 in a bank account, a home worth more than $300,000 and drives a Mercedes.
Excuse me? Did you say $80K in savings, a home worth $300K, drives a Mercedes and gets FOOD STAMPS!?!

Oh, it is clear to me now:
"We don't want people to push themselves into poverty to feed their families," said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.
Gee, thanks for explaining to us, Sob-Sister Lisa, how everyone else has to suffer while that cow lives better than most of us.


Imam asking for bail hearing

Imam asking for bail hearing

Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
March 17, 2009, 10:11PM

Bouchikhi, the popular spiritual leader of a southeast Houston mosque, has been held without bail at the facility since Dec. 17. In an interview this week, the 39-year-old imam of Houston’s Abu Bakr Siddqui mosque said he planned to start a hunger strike today to protest the government’s refusal to release him on bail while he awaits a deportation hearing.
Then starve.


You and I Can't Buy the Guns Mexican Cartels Own

You and I Can't Buy the Guns Mexican Cartels Own

The Administration is Not Dealing Straight With Us on Mexico's Gun Problem

Ralph Weller
March 1 2009

Let's set things straight right up front. Yes, some guns are being smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. Most are handguns. But, handguns are being illegally trafficked from state to state and from the U.S. to Canada. It should come as no surprise that guns are smuggled into Mexico. But, the problem being portrayed by the U.S. media and our government is not as it seems. You see, Mexico doesn't allow ownership of most firearms, so ordinary Mexican people seeking self-protection will find a way to get them into Mexico. As for the drug cartels operating in the border towns along the U.S., they have other sources for their weapons and have become the prime supplier within Mexico.

I worked in Mexico in a border town for about five years. It was far enough from San Diego County in the Sonora Desert of Mexico that commuting several hundred miles daily was impossible. So, for a few years I lived in the city and commuted home periodically on some weekends. As crime grew out of control, I eventually moved into a place on the U.S. side and commuted daily in and out of Mexico for my own safety.

I stayed in Mexico for a Mexican holiday my first year. I don't recall the holiday. Normally, I would leave Mexico for a holiday, but it was in the middle of the week and one day was not long enough to come home. All I know is that on that particular Mexican holiday, Mexicans love to fire guns into the air. That evening as I sat on the balcony of my hotel, the gun fire that erupted in celebration was quite unbelievable. It was so intense I backed off the balcony and watched the festivities from a couple three feet in the room. We're talking war-like firing of weapons, it was that intense.

As I listened that night to the gun fire, I was somewhat shocked at the amount of fully automatic gun fire. It wasn't sporadic. It was continuous throughout the city. For a country that bans guns I thought, how in the world did they get their hands on all these full-auto weapons? Clearly what sounded like M16 fire was prolific along with 7.62 x 39 AK autos with a smattering of smaller caliber full-autos, most likely 9mm. Gun fire can be heard in most American cities on New Years, but I've never heard full-auto weapons being fired, at least not in the San Diego area.

The next day I went into work and sat down with a trusted senior Mexican manager. I looked at him and said, "I thought guns were illegal in Mexico." He chuckled and said, "So you stayed in town last night?" As the conversation progressed, it became clear that guns are as common in Mexico as tamales at Christmas. Everyone he knows, including himself, own at least one gun. And, it matters not whether it's a semi-auto or fully automatic, they're all illegal, so why stop with semi-autos? Though clearly illegal in the states in most instances, a lot of Mexicans have more firepower in terms of military weapons than we can only dream of owning here.

Mr. Weller wrote this article nineteen days ago (click on the link and go read the rest of it) and he is correct- you can READILY buy your firearm of choice in Mexico, with the right connections and the right amount of cash as nearly every home in Mexico DOES have a weapon (not necessarily full-auto).

However, we Citizens of the Republic cannot purchase those full-auto's- unless we fill out groveling paperwork that will get us approval from the top "Law Enforcement Official" in our county of residence (that is if your State & local authorities allows such), fill out more paperwork along with $200.00 to the ferals, and pay an exorbitant mark-up on price in the Class III market due to the Hughes Amendment that was attached at nearly the last minute to the 1986 FOPA (Firearms Owners Protection Act) signed by Ronald Reagen (today marks 22 years and 10 months to the date).

Since that date, the Class III market has become a economic falsity due to the feral restrictions and this thread at the HighRoad.org demonstrates and explains it fairly straight forwardly and basically.

In fact, pricing on these weapons is not that hard to find as you can see here, here, here, here and here just for example. While looking at those prices, realize that the criminals in the Failed State of Mexico are paying quite a bit less.

Now, when you read Mr. Weller's article, the pabulum spouted in the press & MSM, and the hoplophobes on the WWW, you will have a better understanding of utter bullshit being espoused by the Kenyan and Mr. "Nation of Cowards" Holder.


18 March, 2009

Los Angeles Times: Renewed 'assault weapons' ban won't help Mexico's war against drug cartels

Howard Nemerov
Austin Gun Rights Examiner

Los Angeles Times: Renewed 'assault weapons' ban won't help Mexico's war against drug cartels
March 18, 8:59 AM

Here is a tale of two stories: One documents the truth and the other media bias, yet both exist within one article.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Mexican drug cartels acquire military weaponry from international sources and possess trained infantry units, enabling them to successfully attack Mexican police and military.

Narcotics traffickers are acquiring firepower more appropriate to an army -- including grenade launchers and antitank rockets -- and the police are feeling outgunned.

These groups appear to be taking advantage of a robust global black market and porous borders, especially between Mexico and Guatemala. Some of the weapons are left over from the wars that the United States helped fight in Central America...

The enhanced weaponry represents a wide sampling from the international arms bazaar, with grenades and launchers produced by U.S., South Korean, Israeli, Spanish or former Soviet bloc manufacturers. Many had been sold legally to governments, including Mexico's, and then were diverted onto the black market. Some may be sold directly to the traffickers by corrupt elements of national armies, authorities and experts say.

Opposed to Eric Holder's earlier attempt to blame American gun owners for Mexico's problems, this news report tells the truth: Rich drug cartels successfully exploit the international arms market, which is supplied–legally and illegally–by government military markets, not by the civilian arms markets.

Before you start celebrating Rush Limbaugh taking over the LA Times, continue reading:

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiautomatic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
I have pointed this out in the past, and even brought up the fact that a number of those M16's were the US military's that were lost at Tan Sanut Air Base when the NVA took Saigon.

Go read the rest of Mr. Nemorov's post and while at it, hit the rest of the Gun Right's Examiners out there- the support is needed.


Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After Murder Spree

Via CSMK via Drudge:
Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After Murder Spree Wednesday, March 18, 2009 By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor

U.S. Army soldiers from Ft. Rucker patrol the downtown area of Samson, Alabama after a shooting spree March 10, 2009.

The U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the streets of Samson, Ala., during last week's murder spree in that tiny South Alabama community. The use of the troops was a possible violation of federal law.

"On March 10, after a report of an apparent mass murder in Samson, Ala., 22 military police soldiers from Fort Rucker, Ala., along with the provost marshal, were sent to the city of Samson," Harvey Perritt, spokesman for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va., told CNSNews.com on Monday.

"The purpose for sending the military police, the authority for doing so, and what duties they performed is the subject of an ongoing commander’s inquiry--directed by the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey."

TRADOC is the headquarters command for Ft. Rucker.
This, I am quite glad to see as this is one of the things that had me so angry last week and over the weekend.

Lt. Col. Scott Wile may be an honorable man and soldier, is in all probability an honorable man and soldier, but he screwed the pooch by his own admission to Alex Jones:
LTC W: //cuts in// the incident took place and all of the local law enforcement from the state of Alabama responded. It happened in several different cities. It was a very ugly situation. And it was going to be a long, drawn out situation. So, here, in southern Alabama, we have mutual aid agreements with all of our local surrounding communities where they support us when we need help. We support them. We've had several natural disasters in the past such as a hurricane and a tornado. And we support each other in times of need. So, when this happened, we called down to one of the local police departments and offered our assistance. And they said, "Absolutely. We could use the military police.' So we went down. And all we did was provide a support role where we went...we took 20 MPs down there. The local law enforcement and the state law enforcement were establishing a cordon and taking care of the area. So we just provided support, went in. And allowed those...the state and local law enforcement folks to go and take a knee and drink water, go and get some food, just rest for a little while. We took their posts for them. And then when they came back, we moved on to other places to see where we could assist.
For way to long we have let things slide, mostly in the name of convenience and this has allowed us to FORGET WHY these LAWS are in place and what our Founding Fathers taught us.

I wish you the best Lt. Col. Scott Wile, but at a minimum, I think you need to be stripped down to Captain, not just for your lesson, but for the rest of the military as a HARD reminder.


From three years ago.

A friend of mine with BP sent this to me last night:

The video is actually from three years ago, is on YouTube, and can be read about here from KATU and searching Google here.

When looking into this, I found the following via the portland independent media center (their exact spelling- not mine):
Anti-Immigrant Leader Wants Oregon to Burn
author: morojudio Leader of notorious anti-immigrant group in California wants Oregon to burn because of Latino firefighters
Barbara Coe to Oregon: "Burn, Baby, Burn"
Posted by Gustavo Arellano in Illegals, Illegals, Illegals!

It's easy to dismiss California Coalition for Immigration Reform president Barbara Coe as an anachronism, as a relic from the days when Mexicans and whites didn't go to school together and lippy minorities got lynched. But maybe there's something to that. Maybe Barbara Coe lives in a time warp, kind of like a Lost episode. Or maybe those cigarettes she chain-smokes have finally wrapped its nicotine around the area that governs one's sense of time.

Let me explain. Last week, Coe sent the following video to her minions:

This clip was originally aired in 2006, yet Coe treats it as a new development. "Expert AMERICAN firefighters laid off or demoted in Oregon because they do not speak Spanish, the language of the ILLEGAL ALIEN workers?" she wrote (as always, the caps are Babs'). "Since Oregon so hates AMERICAN firefighters, 'Have a nice life' while you 'Burn, Baby, Burn'."

Except...the story is bullshit. Last year, the Oregon Department of Forestry put out this bulletin to try and stop this urban legend for good. Of course, Babs treats facts like she does the idea that cigarette smoking is bad.
"Except", there was one problem with Gustavo's post (besides his derisive scorn of her being a smoker), there was NO link to the Oregon Department of Forestry's bulletin. So time to dig a bit further and this is what I found:
Language requirements

English is the language of wildland firefighting. It is the national standard. It is spoken in briefings and on two-way radios, and is the language of operating plans, reports and other documents.

Hispanic and Native American contract crews have operated in the west with bilingual leadership since the 1960s.

The number of Hispanic crews in the Northwest has increased markedly in recent years. A count of Spanish surnames on crew rosters suggests that about 85 percent of current contract firefighters are of Hispanic descent. This rough estimate doesn't indicate how many crew members speak English.

There is no contract requirement that supervisors on contract crews speak any language other than English. There is a requirement that supervisors be able to communicate with the workers for whom they are responsible. This is essential to ensure that all personnel are made aware of safety hazards that can develop quickly in firefighting.

Consequently, if private companies elect to hire crew members who do not speak English, those supervisors must be bilingual or multilingual.

Clackamas Community College in cooperation with ODF has developed a standardized language evaluation process to assure that crew supervisors of non-English speaking crews have adequate English language skills (reading and speaking) to operate safely and effectively in the all English language fire management environment.

The test will also assure they are able to translate important fire operations and fire safety information to their non-English speaking crewmembers.

This language skill assessment has been used to test 80 contract crew leaders this spring, with 40 more to be tested in July. The assessment will become a required element in contracts in 2007.

Clackamas Community College offers English language classes to those who do not pass the language test.

Public agencies have not found it necessary to require all frontline crew members to speak English. Bilingual supervision has proved successful in ensuring adequate crew safety and performance.

Due to the nature of the work, English proficiency is required for direct employment by ODF.

No ODF employees have been fired or demoted because of any language requirement; there is no requirement other than English proficiency for agency employees.
The entire bulletin can be read at the link above, but there is one more part of that bulletin that I wish to point out:
Recent rapid improvements
Progress includes:
  • Adding staff at ODF to more closely monitor firefighting contracts.
  • Refining standards, and sanctioning or disqualifying individuals and companies that do not meet them
  • Phasing in during the 2006 fire season of an interagency “best value” system. Bidding companies are ranked based on a set of criteria, including pricing and past performance, and contracts and dispatches to fires are given accordingly.
  • Increased partnership with industry groups and with state and federal agencies, including the state Bureau of Labor and Industries, OR-OSHA, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Read those points once again and pay close attention to the VERY last one. Why do they NEED to have an "Increase partnership..." with the "...U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."? Does anyone think for a moment that there were NOT American firefighters who did not loose their jobs? Do I have proof, not in the least at this moment, but do know what bureaucratic double-speak is when I read it.

If anyone has any more information on this please pass it along.



Via David Codrea's National Gun Rights Examiner:
Military ammunition policy rescinded

March 18, 9:14 AM

St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann gives us happy news about "a grassroots win for gun rights."
    "There has been a lot of talk recently about the DoD's decision to destroy spent cartridge cases, rather than selling them to ammunition manufacturers for "remanufacture" into inexpensive ammo...Apparently, though, the sleeping giant that is the gun owning public of this country can be woken, given sufficient provocation--because today, the DoD reversed (already) this badly flawed policy..."
I read of this Saturday evening at David's blog, and was pissed even more than the past few nights. I had a project I needed to finish and decided to just focus on it. However, even with this win, I wonder what those tyrants are planning next...


Two reads.

This morning, two reads struck me as worth the time, the first is by William Grigg and it is here:

Dismantling the Killer Elite

by William Norman Grigg

Sometimes the truth is best told through fictional allegory, especially when a dash of comedy is used to make the parables more palatable. Witness, for example, the variation on the familiar "I'll need your badge and gun" scene from the action farce The Naked Gun.

Countless police films present exactly the same scene, in which the forlorn hero, after being led by his zeal to commit some grave breach of protocol or some (apparent) lapse of judgment, is put on administrative leave and forced to surrender his insignia of office and his government-issued firearm.

The conventions of movie melodrama dictate that as he turns over his shield the disgraced police officer take generous pause to look pensively at the token of official authority, wordlessly conveying a deep sense of inconsolable loss. And the balance of the story consists of the cashiered officer working through back-channels and other unsanctioned avenues to vindicate himself and take down whatever criminal mastermind was responsible for his humiliation.

As I said, we've witnessed that scene in scores, perhaps hundreds, of cinematic and television variations. However, to my knowledge, only Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) of The Naked Gun has actually articulated the otherwise unspoken thoughts of the police officer forced to turn in his gun and badge.

"Just think," a dejected Drebin comments to his anguished partner, "the next time I shoot someone, I could go to jail."

Go read the rest of the article, and then his archives, and then spend some time reading the "Only Ones."

The second is this one:

What Does 'Equal Pay for Equal Work' Mean?

by Wilton D. Alston

"In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards."

~ Bertrand Russell

Well, that didn't take long.

In the first official bill signing of his administration, President Barack Obama struck a blow for the equality of all workers! Or at least that's what he (and I reckon his supporters) think he did. There is much to discuss with regard to this issue, and I'll get to that, but before I do, I think I better head off some knee-jerk reactions that this essay might generate.

No, I'm not a Republican, and even though House Republicans sought to block this bill, I am under no illusion that many of them have even a faint clue. (Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.)

No, I'm not of the opinion that men and women should be paid differently for the same work, but frankly, that's not my decision to make. Given that value is subjective, I am not even sure what the term, "the same work" even means. (I will cover both of these issues below.)

What Is Important versus What Is Not

If anyone needed indication that many of the House Republicans who opposed this bill were just as clueless as many of the House Democrats who supported it, this quote should mitigate that confusion.

Some will ask what do the two articles have in common, and this is simple- both express the fundamental problem with the Republic, and actually since civilization started. Way too many people thinking they KNOW how to dictate how others should live their lives and what they do to try and enforce such SINS.

Most, I think, do it because they wish the "grace" of their god, others for not so "noble" reasons, however I think both (and these are not the only types) are power mad tyrants and deserving the fate that has befallen so many of them- "Sic Semper tyrannis!" And there are so MANY today, many more than should have ever been allowed to spawn- let alone flourish.


16 March, 2009

Misallocated Infamy

Misallocated Infamy

by Srdja Trifkovic
December 7th, 2008 • Related • Filed Under

For the past 67 years America has commemorated over 2,400 sailors, soldiers and airmen who were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Every such anniversary reminds us that all history is to some extent contemporary history: Almost seven decades after the event, the myth of FDR's goodness and greatness—revived for current political purposes during and after this year's election campaign—makes it less "appropriate" than ever to ask if he knew about the attack; and, more importantly, whether he willed it. This date "will live in infamy," for a few more decades at least, until it succumbs to this country's collective amnesia. We may be running out of time for its infamy to be allocated more equitably.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt was eager to enter the war in Europe. He wanted this strongly following the fall of France (June 1940)—when he came to believe that without American intervention the Nazis would conquer the Old Continent—and desperately after Germany attacked the Soviet Union a year later. In this desire he was supported by the old East Coast elite which was traditionally Anglophile, by the increasingly influential Jewish lobby, and—after June 22, 1941—by Moscow's sympathizers within his entourage and in the country at large.
CSMK sent me this reminder and it is spot on target on how things are playing out now, once again, in the Republic.


The Dream That Was America

The Dream That Was America
by Robert Hawes

For a moment, set aside your party affiliation and whatever special interest you might have and travel back in time with me. We won't need to go far; the seventies and eighties will do just fine. This was the era in which I grew up.

It was also the latter part of the Cold War. The Soviet Union was our great enemy. Why? Because the Soviets were communists, and communists were the sworn enemies of freedom. They were not merely authoritarians but totalitarians. They believed in absolute state control over every aspect of an individual's life, and they were intent on spreading their system throughout the world.

I clearly remember being taught that, in the Soviet Union, fear ruled with an iron fist. Government spies were everywhere. The secret police could listen in on your phone calls at any time. They could read your mail. They could search your home and other property and seize whatever they liked. You could never be certain that you weren't being watched, no matter where you were. You had to carry identification papers everywhere you went, and many times you had to have permission to travel very far at all. And it wasn't just government agents that you had to be concerned about; you also had to live with the fear that your own friends, co-workers or family members might report you for "suspicious activities" or "politically questionable statements," sometimes for no other reason than to endear themselves to the communist party bosses. You had no enforceable rights where the state was concerned. Government agents could kick your door down in the middle of the night, drag you away to a state prison, torture you and even execute you. Your family would never know where you were. More than likely, you would not have legal council or ever see the inside of a courtroom. You were the property of the state, which was free to do whatever it liked with you.

We called this oppressive, militaristic mega-state "the Evil Empire," and we prided ourselves on being everything that the Soviets were not.
I have never read anything by Mr. Hawes before but these four paragraphs are EXACTLY the truth. We WERE not the EVIL EMPIRE, but we sure as hell are ran towards that label as fast as we could.

However, there ARE SO MANY OF US who will not tolerate it any longer.

There ARE SO MANY OF US who will not tolerate it and are writing the lists large of the PETTY, SMALL, WORTHLESS, GROVELING WOULD-BE TYRANTS, their armies of Jack Booted Thugs, and of course their BLOOD MONIED SUPPLICANTS!

There ARE SO MANY OF US who ARE speaking out against it and will not tolerate it any longer- for this CANNOT continue.

Each one of us, individually and together, must simply say NO MORE! Then act upon it. Do not let them cower you, push you, bully you, harass you, or in ANY FASHION convince you that THEY are your SUPERIORS- they are nothing but our SERVANTS!

The time is NOW to remind them of this- before it is too late!


13 March, 2009

Two Posts Elsewhere

I have been seriously pissed since Wednesday after this and that post.

I busted tail yesterday to burn the anger out of me, but did not find myself wanting to post anything serious yesterday so I decided to upgraded (which I have been putting off for the past few months). Not a major mistake and should have put more planning into it. I am going to migrate to something other than blogger and host it on the domain soon (as was the original plan anyway). Everything is NOT fully up to speed here the way I want it, but it is progressing nicely- just want WAY more control than what Blogger is allowing right now.

Nevertheless, I hit David's blog just now and read the following two posts and the links in them and am more pissed than I was Wednesday night.

Here we have David's post about Justice23's reply, off the cuff or not, about being full of desire to confiscate CITIZENS firearms- you know, the ones who pay his salary. Hit the image in the link to see his statement and then go read the thread that is linked there at AR15.com and then go back and read this post again.

The second is again on David's site and instead of linking directly to the article he linked to, I am LINKING to his post as the second link in it is right on target. The article he linked to is over at the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog, and discusses Alex Jones's interview with Lt. Col. Scott Wile, the Director of Public Safety and Provost Marshall at Ft. Rucker, Alabama regarding their disregard of the Posse Comitatus Act which I questioned here and was the first news article Wednesday night to just PISS ME OFF.

After reading both I am pissed once more and once again, I have no real desire to post anything more right now- may later today, but not right now.


12 March, 2009

Doing some changes

Should be done shortly, but until then be aware that clicking on SOME links NO LONGER opens in a NEW TAB or WINDOW, and I am too tired tonight to fix the code.


11 March, 2009

“The Modern Militia Movement”

Secret State Police Report: Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Libertarians are Terrorists

Kurt Nimmo
March 11, 2009

Alex Jones has received a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” and dated February 20, 2009. A footer on the document indicates it is “unclassified” but “law enforcement sensitive,” in other words not for public consumption. A copy of the report was sent to Jones by an anonymous Missouri police officer.

The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.
CSMK sent this in and HE & I are labeled terrorists by some boot licking, lick-spittle, candy-ass bunch of pussies as the MIAC!?!

I am too angry to say anything except:



PS - Al Bundy always said it best- "Bring It."

The New Police

U.S. Army soldiers from Ft. Rucker patrol the downtown area of Samson, Alabama after a shooting spree March 10, 2009


Just why are these ACTIVE DUTY US ARMY REGULAR SOLDIERS wearing vests that say POLICE!?!

Just how were they DEPUTIZED!?!

And WHY for a local shooting!?!


What exactly is 'contrived' about ammunition shortage?

Via David Codrea's WarOnGuns:
Many Internet-active gun owners have no doubt seen the Rense.com report "Contrived US Ammunition Shortage."

...I just got off the phone with [Remington CEO Tommy Millner] and I'll share with you the Cliffs Notes version of our conversation...[More]
I had not seen or read the Rense report and thank David for refuting it. Now hit the Title or More link to generate some hits for the National Gun Rights Examiner (and while there visit some of the local ones too).


What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

Wrong question.

It should ask you what does one TRILLION Federal Reserve Notes look like.


AmmoEngine - Find ammo fast at the lowest prices.

CSMK just sent this in AmmoEngine and a damn good tool indeed! Designed to find the lowest ammo prices out there.

A link has been added on the left under FIREARMS.


Unorganized Militia: Propaganda Corps

Unorganized Militia: Propaganda Corps

TITLE 10 > Subtitle A > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > § 311
§ 311. Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.



1. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2. Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.

As George Mason stated " I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials. -- George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426." The militia consists of the entire populace. Not every aspect of that is toting a gun. The women who manned the factories during WWII were acting just as much in the defense of the country as were the men on the front lines.
Those that are regulars will have noticed the new link below and to the right. Many, many worthwhile reads in the group. Show your support by reading them, and one more thing- buy some patches too.



Found via David Codrea's WarOnGuns Blog.

Will Alabama shooter bring 'assault weapon' ban to front burner?

From the National Gun Rights Examiner:

An Alabama man with an assault weapon burned down his mother's house around her, shot his grandparents, aunt and uncle dead, then killed five other people Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.
Questions many are already asking themselves. Head on over and read the full article and pay close attention to the UPDATE link at the bottom on a shooting Germany.


10 March, 2009

WTF? Unregistered Ammunition?

March 10, 2009
Categories: Bad Behavior
Man arrested near Capitol with guns, sword

My colleague Sarah Abruzzese reports:

The United States Capitol Police arrested a driver near the Capitol on Tuesday around 4 p.m.

A search of the vehicle found: Two long guns, three handguns and a sword, according to Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, the spokeswoman for the USCP. Charges against the driver are pending.


Capitol Police Just Released This Statement:

At approximately 2:20 pm today, a driver approached a U.S. Capitol Police officer for directions at Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon further investigation, the vehicle was deemed suspicious and the driver was detained for further questioning. He was arrested without incident and transported to USCP headquarters for processing.

Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Capitol Police swept the vehicle that was driven to ensure that nothing of a hazardous nature was found. All tests were clear with nothing hazardous found. A search of the vehicle incident to arrest recovered two long rifles, three handguns, one sword, and several other items of concern.

The subject is identified as 49-year-old Timothy Whitfield of Long Beach, California. Whitfield has been charged with Carrying a Pistol Without a License, Possession of Unregistered Ammunition, Possession of Unregistered Firearm.
Just WTF is "Unregistered Ammunition?"

Why the stop? So what is wrong with in his trunk you cowards!

Fucking Cowards!


Ark. doctor ordered held on weapons charges

Mar 10, 5:33 PM EDT

Ark. doctor ordered held on weapons charges

Associated Press Writer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A doctor charged with stockpiling more than $1 million worth of machine guns and grenades was ordered Tuesday to remain in custody pending his federal trial.

U.S. Magistrate H. David Young said he was unconvinced that Dr. Randeep Mann, 50, would remain in the country if allowed to go free on bond. Mann is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India.

Mann, of London, Ark., faces charges of possessing machine guns that weren't federally registered in his name and possessing explosives only permitted for military use. After city workers uncovered a canister of 98 grenades near Mann's property last week, federal agents searched his home on March 4 and found 110 fully automatic machine guns and grenades made to be launched from military rifles.

"There's no doubt substantial pressure on (Mann) to flee," Young said, noting that agents also found $50,000 in cash during the search.

In his ruling, Young told Mann that he didn't have "an accurate picture of your financial wherewithal, and you also have contacts outside the country that would make it much easier than for another individual for you to flee the country."

Authorities said Mann, an internal medicine specialist, has a permit from the federal government to sell registered machine guns. Agents testified that Mann had 110 machine guns, but at least four were not federally registered in his name, as is required under the National Firearms Act.

They also said he kept weapons around the house, including loaded pistols in the bedroom and machine guns on the floor and in closets and safes.

"If you were shot with it, the round would cut you in half," said David Oliver, a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, of a tripod-mounted sniper rifle found in Mann's house.
"...a tripod-mounted sniper rifle..."
My first thought with this limited propaganda piece is paperwork infraction and will have to wiat until more information comes to light.


How the US forgot how to make Trident missiles

How the US forgot how to make Trident missiles
Inquiry cites loss of files and key staff as reason for $69m repair delay
By Rob Edwards, Environment Editor

PLANS TO refurbish Trident nuclear weapons had to be put on hold because US scientists forgot how to manufacture a component of the warhead, a US congressional investigation has revealed.

The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) "lost knowledge" of how to make a mysterious but very hazardous material codenamed Fogbank. As a result, the warhead refurbishment programme was put back by at least a year, and racked up an extra $69 million.

According to some critics, the delay could cause major problems for the UK Trident programme, which is very closely tied to the US programme and uses much of the same technology. The US and the UK are trying to refurbish the ageing W76 warheads that tip Trident missiles in order to prolong their life, and ensure they are safe and reliable. This apparently requires that the Fogbank in the warheads is replaced.

Neither the NNSA nor the UK Ministry of Defence would say anything about the nature or function of Fogbank. But it is thought by some weapons experts to be a foam used between the fission and fusion stages of a thermonuclear bomb. US officials have said that manufacturing the material requires a solvent cleaning agent which is "extremely flammable" and "explosive". The process also involves dealing with "toxic materials" hazardous to workers.

Over the last year the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which reports to the US Congress, has been investigating the W76 refurbishment programme. An unclassified version of its final report was released last week. The GAO report concluded: "NNSA did not effectively manage one of the highest risks of the programme - the manufacture of a key material known as Fogbank - resulting in $69m in cost over-runs and a schedule delay of at least one year that presented significant logistical challenges for the navy."
Now, an article like this HAS to catch your eye and it did mine, so I contacted the man I knew who would probably know, or at least know where to look find out a bit more about this. So I fired up the E-mail and contacted Mr. Sharkey- his comments were telling and below is the information he sent along:
Not the first time something like this has happened. NASA 'Lost' the detailed engineering plans for the main stage of the Saturn 5. So, they claimed they could not have any more built. I think (and others do as well) is that they took a page out of McNamara's handbook when he had all the tooling for the SR-71 destroyed so it wouldn't compete with the F-15.

Wonder who the contractor was that made the stuff for them?

Look here for more information on Fogbank and here for rest of the story on LANL.
Comments from the post on LANL were knowledgeable, so much so that the following two sum it nicely IMO:
Yawn.... The GAO expressed these same concerns in a letter to the Committee on Armed Services of both the House & Senate on December 7, 2001.

I'm sure the NNSA will give GAO its usual response to this criticism ...We're really thin and need more $$$ to do the job correct.

At times, I really think GAO is producing these reports as a basis for NNSA to get more $$$ from Congress.

NNSA didn't screw up - they just didn't have enough $$$ :(
"Bechtel is just as happy to manage a bunch of people who do nothing but paperwork. NM politicians are happy if the money comes in and nothing is done." (11:19 PM)

Were truer words about this present situation ever spoken? You nailed it, 11:19 PM. You nailed it good!

And this is exactly why the status quo will hold fast, no matter what the damage to morale and science at both LANL and LLNL. Hey, let's do some more studies and waste a couple of more years down this rotten road of decline.
Oh, and for a bonus, read this one- if true, it is the most telling of all.

This article is a bit off the norm for me, however, I have had several like this in the past, because, to me, this speaks volumes about us as a nation, a people, and where we are headed...


And They Call It 'Change'

Point out that America had zero inflation from 1787 to 1912 – that private investments with returns as low as 2 percent would actually increase your wealth and buying power (a far cry from today), because the Congress was doing its job as stipulated in the Constitution, "To coin Money (and) regulate the Value thereof," fixing the dollar at a set weight of silver or gold, instead of turning over the whole show to a private banking consortium which now prints "dollar notes" redeemable in precisely nothing – and most Americans react with the same level of discomfort and embarrassment as if you'd just expounded some laughable conspiracy theory involving space aliens and Freemasons performing weird rituals in the basement of the Vatican.
Vin, as usual is spot on.


The rich flee Mexico drug violence

Fearing for their lives, affluent seek asylum in Houston, other Texas cities
Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
March 9, 2009, 11:42AM

Mexican businessman Jorge Hernandez abruptly relocated his family to Houston last year, terrified that family members would be abducted by kidnappers.

He had ample reason to be afraid. He left in August, days after a father was kidnapped for ransom as he dropped his child off at the same school Hernandez's children attended in a north Mexico city.

"One night, I told my wife 'Pack the bags — we’re leaving,'" Hernandez said. "The fear we felt caused us to get in the car and drive for 12 hours to get to Houston."

The 43-year-old businessman joined a growing number of affluent and middle-class Mexicans fleeing comfortable lives in Mexico for the comparative safety of Houston and other major Texas cities. They are desperate to escape an unprecedented wave of lawlessness in their home country where warring drug cartels — whose fighting claimed more than 6,000 victims last year — have also taken up kidnapping as a lucrative business.
The article concludes:
'Huge brain drain'

Ricardo Ainslie, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has produced a documentary on Mexico's kidnapping industry. He said the kidnappings have motivated many of the nation's leading professionals to leave.

"In Mexico, there is a real anxiety about it because it's a huge brain drain. The money and talent is leaving Mexico in huge numbers to San Diego, San Antonio and Austin," Ainslie said.

Hernandez said he had to leave Mexico when he saw the drug gang battles in the streets and the police and military presence. But while the family was drawn to Houston because of the culture and educational opportunities for his wife and three children, it has been hard to transition.

"Your family suffers," Hernandez said. "But when you turn on the TV and listen to the news from Mexico, that’s when you say to yourself you made the right decision to leave."
As I post this, there are 550 comments and many are spot on. A repeated idea in the comments is something that I think as well. It is your country, we know your loyalty will always be to Mexico, yet you flee.

For how MANY years did those fleeing use the Mordida System to benefit your business and families? You allowed it flourish, it has overtaken your FAILED STATE and now you come to your neighbor for help.

I have no sympathy whatsoever about you or your family's hardships, quite simply- FIX YOUR OWN HOME!


09 March, 2009

"I shoot all my employees."




Another Shooting in Reynosa.

That South Texas Grackle sent me another worth mentioning- another shooting in Reynosa which appears to be:
"...the fourth chase and shootout along Boulevard Morelos in about four weeks time."
The article starts off by saying:
"Four Reynosa teenagers are fighting for their lives after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout between federal police and alleged criminals.

Mexican media outlets are reporting that a chase between a Ford Expedition and federal police started in the Colonia Narciso Mendoza early Sunday morning."
It is posted by KGBT4, a Harlingen, Texas television station and using the term drugs nets you these results, and Reynosa, the following.

This may seem like nothing to many, but it is another in a long list of what has been previously discussed here and many other places- except for most mainstream news outlets in the Republic of these united States.

Take heed.


No Political or Judicial Support for 2A

Michael Gaddy's article states it so well:
I fear there are a large number of gun owners and supporters of the Second Amendment (2A) who believe there still remains in the Congress some support (fear of not being reelected if they vote for gun control) for 2A. They are also of the belief, especially among the National Rifle Association (NRA) crowd, that the recent Heller decision was a major victory for gun owners. Both beliefs are highly suspect.
Hit the title link to read the complete article, it is well worth your time.


08 March, 2009

Different Presidents, A Different Corps

Firstly I want to state, for the many new readers I have gained lately, that I have given, deservedly, GW my share of grief, and most of you know EXACTLY what I think of the Kenyan too.

Now, due to my last post, and just getting this video sent to me, I had to post it as it DOES reinforce my firm opinion that, on the whole, the military will not be the problem come the crash, and for those that do not know, I think the major problem will come from Law Enforcement since they, on the whole, NO LONGER consider themselves Peace Officers.