SURVIVAL: Sandy creates at least one

What Made Me Begin Preparing for TEOTWAWKI, by Elizabeth in the Northeast

In six months the oldest of my boys leaves for the Marine Corps, and told me that for the first time since he enlisted he’s no longer afraid of what will happen with me and his younger brothers. He’s actually okay with really leaving now, because in two short months I’ve managed to squirrel away enough supplies to take care of all of us, and instead of believing that the powers that be will take care of me and mine in an emergency, I’m being proactive in taking care of me and mine. If it happens, when it happens, this Mama is more than ready.


RANT: A national disgrace

VA Suicide Prevention – source Associated Press

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Texas will conduct a

mortality study to track causes of death for veterans putting

together a model that could allow similar data to be gathered nationwide. The department’s decision came two

months after an Austin American-Statesman investigation

found that nearly as many Texas veterans died from prescription medicines as from suicide. The newspaper says it

used autopsy and toxicology reports, inquests and accident

reports from more than 50 state agencies to determine the

causes of death for 266 Texas veterans who had been receiving disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs when they died. The department says its study will

look at veterans who served in combat. The VA officials

declined to say how the study would be used nationally.

HARDWARE: Personal hotspots?

interesting. today, my whatever wanted to use the net from his itouch. so i turned on my hotspot on the ipad3. it was very slow. Sooooo, as a youngster, he moved on to other things.

I otoh was interested.

S i tried it with my itouch and it connected but gmail fails. and who knows what else. playing with it, but nothing productive.

wonder what it’s good for?



GUNS: Point and click; repeat until empty

Only mistake was the bad guy woke up! SHe should have been “ventilating” the ne’er-do-well as soon as the door was broken open. You have to fire until it’s empty!

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JOBFINDING: INFOSEC consulting in Princeton

Good Afternoon,

My name is Dave. I’m a recruiter with TSR Consulting Services.

A major pharmaceutical company is looking for a security risk assessment specialist for a contract position in Princeton, NJ.

A brief job description is below. Take a look and let me know if it’s something you think you might want to pursue.

Industry: Pharmaceutical
Location: Princeton, NJ
Duration: 12 months

Title: Security Risk Assessment Specialist

• Understands the current security risk assessment tool and question set
• Conducts risk assessments on high security risk applications. Documents all residual risk; provides security risk advice; gets business approval for remaining residual risk.
• Prepares operational metrics and trend analysis
• Provides training and awareness; keeps portal materials updated; performs training sessions as needed

CISSP or similar certification desired

Understanding of application architectures (including web, client server, mobile & controls around cloud deployments)

Vulnerability testing using web scanning tools like Webinspect or Appscan


David Cooper
Technical Recruiter
TSR Consulting Services, Inc.
400 Oser Avenue, Suite 150
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Direct:  631-231-0333 ext. 410


POLITICAL: Could this be the line in the sand?

“I will note that the legislation passed by the New York legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo is anti-Constitutional. I don’t recall reading “…shall not be infringed, except in New York State” anywhere in the Bill of Rights. Since this legislation outlaws guns and magazines which are currently legal and requires their surrender; and since it leaves the people of New York without the ability to defend themselves against outlaws who ignore these restrictions; then by the arguments in this series of papers, it represents a declaration of war against the law-abiding, gun-owning citizens of New York State, and is thus an act of Treason against the People of New York and the United States.”

SO what will the gun owners do? Could this be the start of the revolt? Remember the Boston Massacre!

The original Democratic peoposal, that they didn’t want out, called for confiscation.



FUN: Swift makes a wish come true

Taylor Swift enjoys lunch with cancer-stricken fan

Posted: 01/22/2013

Last Updated: 2 hours ago

Country star TAYLOR SWIFT enjoyed a long lunch with a cancer-stricken fan in Michigan on Saturday (19Jan13) after hearing about the teenager’s tragic plight.

The Love Story hitmaker became aware of 17-year-old Kayla Kincannon’s year-long battle with brain cancer and her burning ambition to meet the star after her family and friends launched an online campaign to get the singer’s attention.

Swift and her mother spent the afternoon with Kayla and her family before presenting the teen with a gift basket and signed photos.


noblisse oblige

i love a classy broad!


Categories FUN

RANT: The Gooferment and highways

Any suspicion that the sign diverting “thru traffic” on to the Richmond 295 bypass, was to feed “speeders” into the radar traps set up there?

YEah, it was just coincidence!

And, I’m lucky in that I smeeled a rat and set the cruise at 60. (Five under!) And watched them ruin some ppor slobs day off!

Coincidence my A double q!


RANT: “unofficial agreements” about press coverage

White House Sends Warning Letter to Photographer who Photographed Obama’s Daughters
via PINAC by Carlos Miller on 1/8/13

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A celebrity photographer who snapped photos of President Barack Obama’s daughters frolicking on a public beach in Hawaii received a warning from the White House that their privacy should be respected.

As official and intimidating it may be to receive such a letter from the White House, it carries no legal standing. It is merely part of an informal agreement Obama has with the media, which once used to pride itself in being the Fourth Estate.

The photographer was on the beach last week waiting to snap a photo of Jessica Simpson when he spotted Malia and Sasha Obama, age 14 and 11, so he naturally snapped their photos, thinking he could make a sale.

But he was quickly accosted by Secret Service agents, who demanded his identification. They did not delete his photos but told him not to take anymore photos.

The photographer then turned around and sold the existing images, which he had every right to do if he did not personally agree to the agreement with the White House.

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While it is understandable that Obama would like to keep his daughters out of the public eye, it makes one wonder what other “unofficial agreements” he has made with the media not to report certain information.

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I really don’t have a problem if the news people report only what they fell is news worthy.

I do have a problem when the Gooferment has “unofficial agreements”.

If at the beginning of every year, there was an explicit  public statement of what and was not acceptable about the children, I’d applaud.

But, then the politicians can’t trot them out as “props”. Same for the First Ladies, they are either “in politicos” and hence “fair game”. Or out as Laura Bush, and then out of bounds.


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LIBERTY: Has anyone in MA even read the Fourth Amendment?

Northampton police may use student statements in high school threat investigation
By Fred Contrada, The Republican
on January 09, 2013 at 4:15 PM, updated January 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

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NORTHAMPTON – Police are hoping that a statement signed by Northampton High School students to take threats seriously will give them a new lead in their investigation into a Dec. 19 incident that emptied the school shortly after the Newtown shootings.

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How can this be anything but an intrusion? This just reminds us about how much Gooferment Skrules are hated by the future inmates and how little their God-given rights are respected.

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INTERESTING: Near Bottom In Life Expectancy

US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World
via Slashdot by Soulskill on 1/11/13

Hugh Pickens writes “Louise Radnofsky reports that a study by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine has found U.S. life expectancy ranks near the bottom of 17 affluent countries. The U.S. is at or near the bottom in nine key areas of health: infant mortality and low birth weight; injuries and homicides; teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections; prevalence of HIV and AIDS; drug-related deaths; obesity and diabetes; heart disease; chronic lung disease; and disability. Americans fare worse than people in other countries even when the analysis is limited to non-Hispanic whites and people with relatively high incomes and health insurance, nonsmokers, or people who are not obese. The report notes that average life expectancy for American men, at 75.6 years, was the lowest among the 17 countries and almost four years shorter than for Switzerland, the best-performing nation. American women’s average life expectancy is 80.8 years, the second-lowest among the countries and five years shorter than Japan’s, which had the highest expectancy. ‘The [U.S.] health disadvantage is pervasive — it affects all age groups up to age 75 and is observed for multiple diseases, biological and behavioral risk factors, and injuries,’ say the report’s authors.

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While we argue about trivialities, “we” are killing ourselves.

Maybe the King of Bhutan has the right idea — establishing “happiness” as a national priority?

“We” certainly don’t have any priorities.

Abortions killing innocents for convenience. Mental patients dumped on the city streets. And, politicians turning future generations into slaves of an unpayable national debt.


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POLITICAL: What’s a little Constitution between friends?

Wait, Didn’t the Fiscal Cliff Deal Originate in the Senate?
via Cato @ Liberty by Ilya Shapiro on 1/10/13

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If you thought the policy side of the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” is bad, did you notice that there’s a constitutional problem too? I’m sure there’s more than one, actually, but this one was easy to spot without even digging into the gory details.

Recall that the fiscal cliff bill was first passed by the Senate in the wee hours of New Year’s Day, and then seconded by a vote of the House some 20 hours later. And yet, Article I, Section 7, Clause 1—known as the Origination Clause—states: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.”

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And so too with the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012,” which was a true tax-relief bill of the same name that House Republicans (and 19 Democrats) passed on August 1, 2012. That bill was naturally DOA in Harry Reid’s Senate, but it did become a useful shell for last week’s shenanigans.

So there you have it: What’s a little Constitution between friends?

Oh, and a langiappe about our favorite new law: given that it was passed on January 1—but alas has not gone away with that day’s hangovers —even the year in the title is wrong. To be fair, however, it was both American and an act of Congress.

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The Constitution has truly been rendered as defined by Lysander Spooner “No Treason No. VI: The Constitution of No Authority.”

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GUNS: Why the Japanese didn’t invade the USA?

LUDDITE sends in some blog fodder.

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Thanks for the blog fodder. So have you gotten your “urban yute dioscouragement device” yet? I getting my concealed carry here in VA in March. Classes are full until then! fj
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From: Luddite
Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Subject: Fw: Guns

Someone sent this to me…thought you might find it interesting if you hadn’t seen it.


*You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom.
Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear,you hear muffled whispers.*

*At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

With your heart pumping, you reach for your shotgun.

You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it.

In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

One holds something that looks like a crowbar.

When the intruder brandishes it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.

The blast knocks both thugs to the floor.

One writhes and screams while the second man crawls to the front door and
lurches outside.

As you pick up the telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

In most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless..

Yours was never registered.

Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has died.

They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.

When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

“What kind of sentence will I get?” you ask.

“Only ten-to-twelve years,” he replies, as if that’s nothing. *

*”Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in seven.”

The next day, the shooting is the lead story in the* *local newspaper.
You’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are represented as choirboys.

Their friends and relatives can’t find an unkind word to say about them..

Buried deep down in the article, authorities acknowledge that both
“victims” have been arrested numerous times.

But the next day’s **headline** says it all:
“Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”

The thieves have been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type pranksters..

As the days wear on, the story takes wings.

The **national media** picks it up, then the **international media**.

The surviving burglar has become a folk hero.

Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll probably win.

The **media** publishes reports that your home has been burglarized several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for their
lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

After the last break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next time.

The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in wait for the burglars.

A few months later, you go to trial.

The charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.

When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it all works against you..

Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean, vengeful man.

It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all charges.

The judge sentences you to life in prison.

This case really happened.

On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk , England , killed one
burglar and wounded a second.

In April, 2000, he was convicted and is now serving a life term…

How did it become a crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire ?

**It started with the Pistols Act of 1903. **

This seemingly reasonable law forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales were to be made only to those who had a

The **Firearms Act of 1920** expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns..

**Later laws passed in 1953 and 1967** outlawed the carrying of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all shotguns.

Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest after the Hungerfordmass shooting in 1987.

Michael Ryan, a mentally disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting everyone he saw.

When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.
(The **seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective** even though Ryan used a rifle.)

Nine years later, at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.

For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
Now the **press** had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
Day after day, week after week, the **media** gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.

**The Dunblane Inquiry**, a few months later, sealed the fate of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

**During the years in which the British government incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right to armed
self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.

Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun.**
Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.

Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying, “We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”

All of Martin’s neighbors had been robbed numerous times, and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.
Martin himself, a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by burglars.

When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.

Being good British subjects, most people obeyed the law. The few who didn’t were visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.

Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.

How did the authorities know who had handguns? The guns had been registered and licensed. Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?


“…It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds..”
–Samuel Adams

**If you think this is important, please forward to everyone you know.

You had better wake up, because Obama is doing this very same thing, over here, if he can get it done
And there are stupid people in congress and on the street that will go right along with him.
The UN Small Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating would take away our 2nd Amendment rights.
Remember the Japanese didn’t invade the USA is because they knew that Most of the citizens were armed.

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(1) I’d heard this story before as have most NRA and GOA members. What do you expect from England? huevos muchos pequeño

(2) It’s incomprehensible that the Japanese didn’t invade because Americans had guns. The multi-thousand supply line when they could barely get enough oil to fee themselves or their soldiers is the most plausible reason. Look at what happened to Patton in WW2 when the supply lines were stretched to far. Like the Nazi’s in Russia during the winter. 

(3) My question is: “Is this the issue that will get Luddite, a non-gun owner, off the couch into the streets?

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A humorous exercise. For me it’s clutter, and birthday / holidays / anniversaries! Drains my battery to zero in nothing flat.

This recent Christmas, I screwed up sending money to the “children”. I had a budget, took out the requisite cash, filled envelopes, and sent them out in three waves. And, discovered I had an odd amount left over. So I took it and went to the American Legion to ponder what to do. That eliminated the problem. Bottom line: no one got an empty envelope, so in that sense, no reportable problem. Further, since it was “found money” for the receivers, no one knew I screwed up. Next year, I’m using Paytrust my bill payment service. Nice an impersonal and un screw up able. Everyone will be happy! And it won’t “drain my battery”.

I’m also scanning all loose paper into Evernote and / or Dropbox. By sometime next year, all my paper will be electrons somewhere in the cloud. No clutter to distract and drain me.

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FUN: Precise Mathematics

LUDDITE supplies some more (sort of adult) humor!

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I always did like math! ROFL

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Subject: Precise Mathematics – BRILLIANT!


This comes from 2 maths teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. Experience.
It has an indisputable mathematical logic.
It also made me Laugh Out Loud.
This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint..
it goes like this:

What Makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they
are giving more than 100%? We have all been
to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

How about achieving 103%?

What makes up 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:


Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%


1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%


2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that whileHard work and Knowledge will get you close, andAttitudewill get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.

Now you know why some people are where they are!

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Categories FUN

FUN: Car video teaches me a serious lesson!

Om Nom Nom: Watch As This Sinkhole Completely Devours A Car [Video]
via Geekosystem by Ian Chant on 1/11/13

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Certainly a lesson to anyone who drives into a water covered road. Also, makes the case for carrying a metal cable and rachet. That fellow probably could have saved his car with such equipment. If not save, delay the inevitable while he got his stuff out. Make one think that while this was slow, it could have been much faster; with more disasterous consequences.

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Job Title: Developer/Programmer
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Boston
Duration: 6-12 months with potential opportunity to go permanent
Functional Area: Information Technology working with Tax Department

Prestigious, well-established, multi-billion dollar investment management firm seeking a software developer to develop, maintain, and enhance our investment operations systems, working closely with the operations team. The ideal candidate has experience in financial services/investment management industry and has the desire to expand his/her business knowledge.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

 Create, design, develop, document, and implement new software programs
 Develop SQL stored procedures and write reports to support multiple back office departments
 Maintain and enhance existing reports and software applications
 Develop technical specifications based on business requirements


 Must have 4-6 years in SQL development preferably in the investment industry.
 Experience working with C# or VB.
 Previous experience working with reporting tools, such as Crystal, MS Reporting Services, or DEV Express XTraReports is strongly preferred.
 Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
 Ability to gather and understand requirements in the financial sector
 Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize work and to effectively manage multiple concurrent projects while adapting to rapidly changing work demands
 Willingness to take initiative and see problems through to completion
 BS in Computer Science or equivalent
 Tax and Accounting knowledge a plus

FUN: Birthday wishes from my new “friends” at Social Security; probably want to kill me as cheaply as possible!


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Our records show that you have not taken advantage of some of the preventive services which are available to you now or in the future and listed in the table below.

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To see more details of the services you are eligible for, visit and select “Preventive Services” under the “My Health” tab. Or, talk to your doctor for more information.

Remember, Medicare is your partner in health.

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Categories FUN

INTERESTING: Discovery About Galaxy Distribution

Teenager Makes Discovery About Galaxy Distribution
by samzenpus

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Janek Kozicki writes “It has been long thought that dwarf galaxies orbiting Andromeda galaxy (M31), or any other galaxy for that matter, are distributed more or less randomly around the host galaxy. It seemed so obvious in fact that nobody took time to check this assumption. Until a 15 year old student, Neil Ibata, working with his father at the astronomic observatory wanted to check it out. It turned out that dwarf galaxies tend to be placed on a plane around M31. The finding has been published in nature. Local press (especially in France) is ecstatic that a finding by a 15-year-old got published in Nature. However, there’s another more important point: what other obvious things didn’t we really bother to check?”

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So we don’t know what we don’t know and we don’t bother to check either?

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INTERESTING: Luddite comes up with a good find

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For all you tool freaks…..and then some!

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I expect that we’ll see this in a lot of tools over the next century!

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TINFOILHAT: The assassination of JFK; a coup d’etat

Lee Harvey Oswald Was a Patsy
A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 170 with Don Adams

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And it turns out – I firmly believe in my heart that Oswald was an informant for the FBI. And I believe that he was directed in everything that he did. Because he worked in an Air Force base over in Japan called Atsugi Air Force Base, which, when I was in Honshu, which was the big island of Japan, right after the war, this site was the top-secret site where all the U2 flights originated and where powers and the rest of the stuff flew from, from Atsugi, over Russia. And this is where Oswald worked. You don’t work in a place like that, with that type of top-secret activity and stuff and then become a member of Communist activity. I think that they directed him, told him this is what they wanted him to do, defect from the country and go to Russia and do the things. And they were trying to use him as an agent. And he was working for the U.S. government as an agent. And I believe he was that when he got killed.

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So the “official story” is “barbara streisand”!

A coup d’etat by LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover and the CIA?

When will the truth come out?

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RANT: Buchanan predicts a Revolution

Buchanan: “There Would Be A Revolution” If Government Confiscated Weapons

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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: With no Second Amendment, Congress could pass a law, as limited as this: banning assault rifles or as sweeping as prohibiting all private firearm ownership and requiring the surrender of all privately held firearms.

BUCHANAN: There would be a revolution in this country!

MCLAUGHLIN: Baloney! That doesn’t mean you can’t own one, but you have to put it in first and then go try —

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Would this be the issue that puts people out in the streets in opposition?

Would there be the revolt?

It would be devestating!

In any event, it would imho lead to the dissolution of the Union.

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