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This is a good read. Pay attention people. We are at a dangerous crossroad in America. Freedom is at stake.

Nationalized Police?

I have two posts today. The one that follows this one is a re-post from 2008. When I wrote it, I got a lot of conspiracy theory like snarky comments for my effort.

Recently, there has been turmoil in our city streets. Businesses destroyed, property destroyed and police officers and National Guard told to stand down. Each and every one of these events is manufactured. They are built upon a false narrative from the media using one of our most precious rights to further an ideology and doing it with full knowledge that they are telling outright lies to the American people. Events such as these manufactured riots are not without purpose.

When added to the false narrative put out across the media people who are equivalent to black turban wearing Imams whip mobs of functional illiterates into destructive frenzy. Then, they begin to demand social justice. The very people who would cry lynch mob themselves become a destructive lynch mob. These mobs have been so worked up and the police in the cities so demonized that now police officers are being shot. The latest one just yesterday.

Then, in rides a politicized justice system whose professed purpose is to solve the manufactured problem. In other words, to deliver justice in the name of the wronged citizen. Never mind the wronged citizen robbed a store, assaulted a policeman and was returning to finish the job when he was justifiably shot. But, is that their real purpose? Or have they whipped illiterate mobs into rage to further a greater aim. A purpose even those in the mob believing someone is looking out for them and expecting favor will regret if it is ever realized. Their lives most certainly transformed – fundamentally so.

via Nationalized Police? | J. D. Pendry.

…the influx of illegal aliens is such a huge burden on our assets that it will strain the border patrol to the breaking point.

Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane KatrinaS

OUTH TEXAS KRLD – Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.

“How do you prepare for that?” says Don Ray, the Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact; I think we saw that after Katrina. It’s relocation services that are really taking place. In the case of Katrina, most of them were United States citizens or people that were here lawfully, and now you have people that aren’t here lawfully.

”Ray says that with that sort of influx of people crossing illegally into Texas from various parts of Mexico and Central America, there are public health concerns. “You have that many people in one place — you have the potential for illnesses that could spread that could have an impact on the local community.”

via Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.

…says Interpol Secretary General.

Whaaaat? Say it ain’t so! Citizens protecting themselves with firearms?
Oh the humanity!

The blood baths! Oh, wait, there hasn’t really been any blood baths in places that allow their citizens to protect themselves. Who’d have thunk it.

Giving people the ability to DEFEND themselves IS a CIVIL RIGHT!

Being able to shoot back at assholes that are hell bent on murder and mayhem should be a no-brainer.

Armed Citizens May Be the Solution to Terrorism, Says Interpol Secretary General

By JD Tuccille

What do you do when terrorists turn from attacking well-protected government buildings and transportation centers in favor of anyplace that people may congregate? Specifically, how do you address bloody scenarios like the assault on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, which killed at least 61 civilians? Well, the Secretary General of Interpol, the international police-coordination organization, says you either start providing “extraordinary security” perimeters around anything that might be a target, or else let people carry the means to defend themselves. Surprisingly, he seems to lean toward empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own defense.

In an interview with ABC News, Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said:

“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”

via Armed Citizens May Be the Solution to Terrorism, Says Interpol Secretary General – Hit & Run : Reason.com.

As I watched the Boston fiasco unfold, I was appalled at the very thought that people would submit to a government shutdown of an entire city.

That, and the fact that only 1 in 10 within that state have a firearm of any type, most likely none of them an “assault” style weapon. I hate the term assault rifle, because those are not available to the common citizen. Not without an exorbitant and prohibitive tax just to own one, but I digress.

This is a major failure in and of itself. Freedom is too precious just to hand it over to government just because they said so.

With all that happened, any asshole politician that says I don’t need a high cap magazine, or “assault” rifle to defend myself, well, just look at the Boston PD, FBI and a multitude of other agencies and the number of rounds that they used in this whole deal and tell me that again. They’re supposedly trained in their use too. Pathetic.

The Boston Bombings and the 2nd Amendment

By Jonathan F. Keiler

As terrible as the Boston marathon bombing was, it was the subsequent searches and shootouts that might have the greater long-term implications for supporters of the 2nd Amendment, as well as those uncomfortable with the increasing militarization of local and national police forces. Four related issues bear consideration in the wake of these events.

Boston’s Disarming — Since 1998 Massachusetts has suffered under one of the nation’s most restrictive and extensive gun control regimes. Predictably, this did not increase public safety but rather produced soaring crime rates. However, it did result in the third lowest rate of gun ownership in the country 12.6% behind only New Jersey and Hawaii.

So when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled into Watertown, he had little to fear from the local residents, barely one in ten of whom likely had firearms available, and presumably none an “assault weapon” or high-capacity pistol. How those residents felt as an armed and murderous terrorist roamed the streets while they were effectively disarmed, unable to protect themselves and their loved ones, is still a matter of speculation. A spike in Massachusetts gun purchases restrictions and all is a good bet.

Maryland my own state with a gun ownership rate only modestly higher than Massachusetts 21% — ranked 42 nationally will likely be in a similar situation in a few years, thanks to draconian new restrictions on firearms here. One hopes that at least some Maryland politicians are questioning their recent votes banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

In any event, in the wake of the events in Boston, it should be harder for gun-control advocates to parrot their standard line that firearms for home defense are a danger to individuals and to the community at large, rather than useful tools.

via Articles: The Boston Bombings and the 2nd Amendment.

…gets his ass handed to him in this interview. Damn fine job by Keith Morgan.

…a video of Bob Welsh, retired state trooper.

…you can pretty much give up on having any privacy in the United States. In fact, you can pretty much toss out the Fourth Amendment while you’re at it.
If this shit doesn’t give you chills, nothing will.

First Obama signs the NDAA into law giving the military the power to arrest American citizens without charges, or due process of law, and now the Senate is looking to add to that fiasco by allowing law enforcement to read your email, access your internet accounts and social media without a warrant, without any judicial oversight, and without your knowledge.

America has lost its way.

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
by Declan McCullagh

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

It’s an abrupt departure from Leahy’s earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications. The Vermont Democrat boasted last year that his bill “provides enhanced privacy protections for American consumers by… requiring that the government obtain a search warrant.”

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…this time from a judge that says warrantless use of concealed surveillance cameras on private property is OK.
Just keep ignoring it America.
Your rights keep dwindling away on a daily basis.

Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras
By Declan McCullagh

In latest case to test how technological developments alter Americans’ privacy, federal court sides with Justice Department on police use of concealed surveillance cameras on private property.

Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said yesterday.

CNET has learned that U.S. District Judge William Griesbach ruled that it was reasonable for Drug Enforcement Administration agents to enter rural property without permission — and without a warrant — to install multiple “covert digital surveillance cameras” in hopes of uncovering evidence that 30 to 40 marijuana plants were being grown.

This is the latest case to highlight how advances in technology are causing the legal system to rethink how Americans’ privacy rights are protected by law. In January, the Supreme Court rejected warrantless GPS tracking after previously rejecting warrantless thermal imaging, but it has not yet ruled on warrantless cell phone tracking or warrantless use of surveillance cameras placed on private property without permission.

Yesterday Griesbach adopted a recommendation by U.S. Magistrate Judge William Callahan dated October 9. That recommendation said that the DEA’s warrantless surveillance did not violate the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and requires that warrants describe the place that’s being searched.

“The Supreme Court has upheld the use of technology as a substitute for ordinary police surveillance,” Callahan wrote.

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…of unloaded rifles and shotguns.
This state is out of control. The morons in the state legislature keep passing laws that don’t do anything to curb crime, and continue to erode the Second Amendment rights of all Californians.
This state sucks.
Democrats suck.
Time to get the hell out of this state. I’m thinking of just walking away from everything and starting over in a free state.

Senate approves ban on open carry of rifles
Don Thompson

California would bar the public display of rifles and shotguns in most cities and towns, under a bill approved by the state Senate on Monday.

The measure responds to gun rights advocates who took to openly carrying unloaded long guns to protest another bill that became law last year. That measure prohibited the public display of unloaded handguns.

The ban was sought by the state police chiefs association and the Peace Officers Research Association of California, which represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers. They said it was causing confusion and alarm for officers and citizens who couldn’t tell if the guns were loaded.

“The problem right now is we have those individuals who are brandishing shotguns, as well as rifles, in the public arenas. It’s been a threat to police officers,” said Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, who carried the bill in the Senate.

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…because he criticized the government. Isn’t this the shit that communists do? Why yes, yes it is.

Well, the police say he wasn’t arrested. If he wasn’t arrested, then why was he lead away in handcuffs and then taken to a psychiatric facility? If that isn’t being arrested, then WTF is it?

The government has too much power if this is allowed in this country.

Time to get the torches and pitchforks.

Outcry after military veteran detained for anti-government Facebook posts

A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights.

Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.”

Police — acting under a state law that allows emergency, temporary psychiatric commitments upon the recommendation of a mental health professional — took Raub to the John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. He was not charged with any crime.

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