GUNS: Aurora’s Strict Gun Laws Didn’t

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

http://cnsnews.com/blog/ron-meyer/auroras-strict-gun-laws-didnt-prevent-shooting-if-one-law-abiding-person-theater-had

Aurora’s Strict Gun Laws Didn’t Prevent Shooting, But If One Law-Abiding Person In The Theater Had Been Carrying One…
By Ron Meyer
July 21, 2012

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Purdue student and Young America’s Foundation Intern Scholar Hillary Cherry provides her thoughts on the Colorado shooting, stressing the importance of protecting our Second Amendment rights:

A masked gunman opened fire yesterday on one of the 3,700 midnight showings of The Dark Knight Rises, leaving 12 dead, 50 injured, and one in custody. Liberals everywhere are wasting no time to use this massacre in an effort to push gun control and gut the Second Amendment.

Mayor Bloomberg asks the Obama administration for stricter gun laws following Colorado shooting. Comedian DL Hughley tweeted, “Aurora is 13yrs and 13 miles from Columbine! Since the 60s over 500,000 ppl have bn killed by guns in the US we have no right 2 b shocked!”

How will stricter gun laws bring an end to criminals having guns, when the laws against murder have not been able to stop them from killing innocent people?

Currently in Aurora, Colorado, where the shooting took place, it is already unlawful to carry a concealed “dangerous weapon,” discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range, and have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.

Yet these laws were unable to stop James Holmes.

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The lessons of Columbine, Virginia Tech, and now Aurora is that people must be allowed, able, and prepared to defend themselves.

Period, end of story.

The Dead Old White Guys’ wisdom was to enshrine that. We are stupidly ignorant of what makes our species thrive and cooperate — when each is a “sovereign” we have peace.

Argh!

“Dial 911 and die”

When death is seconds away, the police are minutes away. “We, The People” ARE the police!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” — Lazarus Long (Robert A Heinlein)

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Or movie patrons!

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TINFOILHAT: Is BHO44 a “paper man”?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle673-20120603-02.html

THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 673, June 3, 2012
“This is the strangest era ever,
in American politics. So far.”

Paper Man
by L. Neil Smith
lneil@netzero.com

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Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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Although details are a bit hazy after forty years, in Paper Man, a small handful of college kids gets tired of eating dormitory food and yearns for the finer things in life. They decide they need a credit card, and invent what we would call a virtual person to apply for one. They use the campus mainframe’s primitive networking ability to give their creation—they call him “Henry Norman”—credentials: birth certificate, educational background, employment history, banking record, and so on. They receive their credit card and start to enjoy it.

Until they begin to die, one by one, apparently killed by Henry Norman.

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So I suppose it’s altogether appropriate that Henry Norman has shown up again—as America’s first Paper President. Barack “Barry” Hussein Obama—or is it Soetoro?—is an individual whose personal history, from the very moment of his birth, is no more than a collage of contradictory lies and hidden truths that may never end up sorted out.

Where was he born? He and the entire progressive establishment claim it was Hawaii, but name two different hospitals, neither of which has records of it, as the location of the Blessed Event. One of his grandmothers says (or said—I think she’s conveniently dead now) that Barry was born in Kenya, and that she was right there when it happened.

Nobody can prove that his mother and his alleged father, a British subject, were ever married (some investigators believe Obama’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, another old commie, who took naked pictures of Barack’s mommy), or had anything more, fundamentally, than a one-night stand, although it’s claimed that face-saving divorce papers were eventually filed, which Obama Senior ignored—he already had a wife back in the Old Country. We do know that little Barack’s step-father signed him into school as an Indonesian citizen and a Muslim.

What do we know about this man who thinks he owns us and that he can kill one of us at any time he likes, for any reason he cares to offer?

We certainly have no idea who he is. His famous birth certificate—legally a matter of public record—has been “sealed” away and may not be inspected or investigated. Even little baby Barack’s baptismal record has apparently become a matter of national security. Obama’s original signed, embossed paper “Certificate of Live Birth” is also hidden away, and the cybercopy offered in its place so incompetently forged it wouldn’t fool a three-year-old. We do know that he isn’t a front man for the FBI, the CIA, NSA, or Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Boy Scout Intelligence—their fakes would have passed muster.

We also have no idea what Obama is. Here’s an essentially penniless son of a penniless single mother whose mother and father (who raised the boy more than his mom did) didn’t have much money, either.

And yet the left wing money machine that I described in my speech “You Can’t Fight A Culture War If You Ain’t Got Any Culture” somehow came through and sent him to an expensive private school in Hawaii, then to Occidental College—those records are sealed—then to Columbia College—records also sealed along with Barack’s Master’s thesis—and then to Harvard College where his records are also sealed.

Obama apparently went to college (and paid tuition) as a foreign student, and used a foreign passport to visit Pakistan in 1981. His Selective Service records are sealed. His Social Security number— issued by a state he never lived in and actually belonging to a guy who’s dead—reeks of fraud. His medical records are sealed. For ten years he was carried as Kenyan-born by his literary agency. His Illinois State Senate schedule and Illinois State Senate records are sealed, as is his Law practice client list. For some unexplained reason he and his wife Michelle turned in their law licenses in Illinois.

He can’t make a coherent speech without a teleprompter.

I can’t help thinking of that movie Paper Man and coming to the bizarre but unavoidable conclusion that Obama is just a little nobody that his mentors—his creators—employed as a wire-frame to hang item after item of false credentials on, credentials so incompetently manufactured that they must now be kept hidden away to avoid expert scrutiny.

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I think this raises the great issues that the brithers, proofers, and whateverers try to articulate. Before they get hooted down as tin foil hats.

I have no idea what BHO44 is or is not.

This is either the biggest hoax ever pulled OR one sloppy mess of random coincidences since the JFK assasination!

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INTERESTING: History’s dictators have always hated cats

Friday, June 1, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle670-20120513-03.html

Cats and Dogs
by L. Neil Smith
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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I find it endlessly fascinating that with one exception, history’s dictators have always hated cats, who, as independent creatures and nature’s libertarians, are not the best pet for someone who thinks he owns everybody else’s lives. Some individuals appear to resent their independence. For me, it’s the main characteristic that makes cats attractive.

The exception (I’ve pondered over this like a puzzle, for years) was Vladimir Ilich Lenin, who made a point of being photographed with his cat (I have its name around here somewhere) on more than one occasion.

It may not tell the whole story—nothing does—but the next time you wonder about a politician, or a potential employee or boss, or even that redhead you find intriguing, find out how they feel about cats. Come to think of it, I wonder where Obama, Romney, and Ron Paul stand.

It may tell you how they feel about individual liberty.

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Hmm, one of my co-workers rescues dogs and has four. 

Wonder what that says about her.

Maybe I should get a cat?

Hmmm!

Seems like there’s a Big Bang episode that covers that.

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POLITICAL: Now that we have a pot head as Prez …

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-and-his-pot-smoking-choom-gang/

May 25, 2012 12:54pm
Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’

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Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale.

In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”

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Now that we have a pot head as Prez …

… as a little L libertarian, I’ve always thought that our “drug policy”, “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, was a best “misguided”, at worst “corrupt”. We have too many examples, anecdotal evidence, of pot not being as “bad” as booze, of high achievers who “inhaled” …

Don’t you think we could have a national dialogue about “drugs”, “drug policy”, and factual evidence?

We have mj prohibition because of hemp’s competition with the politically connected paper industry.

We have mj prohibition because of Hollywood’s “reefer madness” propaganda.

We have mj prohibition because of its association with the black community.

We have arguably ¼ of the federal prison population due to mj.

We have sick people, who need it and have no alternative for them. Not an effective alternative. Never mind a cheap alternative.

Ignore that not everyone who has a medical mj RX needs it. There are folks who legitimately need it (i.e., AIDS, chemotherapy patients, glaucoma).

Since the Chinese dynasty, there has been a residual addiction rate. Regardless if addicts were sentenced to death in China. Dealers were imprisoned for long stretches in Southeast Asia. No “public policy” makes a dent in the problem.

If the Gooferment can’t keep “drugs” out of its prisons, then perhaps we need a better strategy?

Walmart and Walgreens seem to be able to restrict access to stuff from minors.

So, why can’t we shift from the “punishment” meme that is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient to a “treatment” meme. 

How much worse could we do?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Hollywood bribes the District of Corruption

Sunday, May 27, 2012

http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/travel/10-things-hollywood-wont-tell-you-1337096257188/?cid=djem_sm_WeekontheStreet_t#articleTabs

10 Things Hollywood Won’t Tell You
Now playing: sequels, 3-D reruns and long ads.
By CHARLES PASSY

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6. “We scratch Washington’s back…”

Yep, even Hollywood has a lobbying arm: the Motion Picture Association of America, which spent more than $2 million wooing elected officials last year. And its positions aren’t always popular with either the public or politicians. Recently, the association, under the stewardship of former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, pushed for antipiracy legislation designed to keep films from being easily shared and copied online. But the bills were seen as restricting the overall use of the Internet and failed to garner support. After Congress put the legislation on hold, Dodd warned that “those who count on ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake.” That led some critics to charge that the MPAA was bullying legislators and prompted an online petition asking the White House to “investigate this blatant bribery.” The Obama administration declined to comment on the petition.

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This one caught even an old grump like me. I thought they were just “liberals”. Turns out they are “unindicted coconspirators”!  

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FUN: Poking fun at the President

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here’s some spam from Evy’s High School chum that imho is worth forwarding with suitable editorial comment.

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Karen
Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Subject: Where to Put # 44

Where to put  president  #44

Where, oh where —  to put Obama’s picture.

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George Washington, our nation’s first president  and leader of the American  Revolution!

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Abe Lincoln,  honorable leader who pulled our nation through its darkest  time!

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Alexander Hamilton,  founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury and  leader of the constitutional  convention! >>>>>>>>

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Andrew Jack  son, “Old Hickory ” fought the British in New Orleans!

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Ulysses  Grant, Union army general, led the North through the Civil  War!

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Ben  Franklin, genius inventor, political theorist and leading  author of the Constitution.

Finally, we have  someone to put on the food  stamp!!!

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Obama’s policies  have put more people on welfare than any president before him, so this placement is most  appropriate.

Unlike the Nobel  Peace Prize, for which he did nothing, this is an “honor”  he richly  deserves.

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I agree with Washington, by far, with some pimples, imhothe BEST president. At least in his first term; later on, not so much.

I’m OK with Grant; a good ordinary joe.

Ditto Jackson; anybody who shoots the guy who insults his wife is OK in my book.

Franklin should have been a prez since anyone who likes turkeys is OK with me.

Lincoln is my worst!

Hamilton, if he had been Prez, would be in my third tier(i.e., worse-est, worse-er, and just plain worse). No doubt the folks at the FED like this since AH wanted a Federal Reserve cabal back in his time. It took Wilson to sell us out to the Big Banks. And sneakily put us in WW1 and on the road to empire.

It’s funny to put BHO44 on the food stamp, but that honor should belong to FDR. He put the nation on the dole, perminently put us on the road to Socialism and hell, all while corruptly sneakaly and with malice aforethought putting us in WW2.

imho

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POLITICAL: The battle between the administration and the judiciary

Monday, April 9, 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504564_162-57408827-504564/appeals-court-fires-back-at-obamas-comments-on-health-care-case/

Crossroads
April 3, 2012 3:42 PM
Appeals court fires back at Obama’s comments on health care case
By    Jan Crawford
Topics    Supreme Court 
Updated 6:55 p.m. ET

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(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.

The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president’s comments yesterday about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was “confident” the Court would not “take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

Overturning a law of course would not be unprecedented — since the Supreme Court since 1803 has asserted the power to strike down laws it interprets as unconstitutional. The three-judge appellate court appears to be asking the administration to admit that basic premise — despite the president’s remarks that implied the contrary. The panel ordered the Justice Department to submit a three-page, single-spaced letter by noon Thursday addressing whether the Executive Branch believes courts have such power, the lawyer said.

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I think this is an epic struggle for the American Experiment.

I’m not sure that this is goign to end well.

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