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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Obamacare Provision Forbids Democrats From Restricting Guns and Ammo

We need to pay the bill to find out what's in it.
   --- Nancy Pelosi

Harry Reid slipped a provision in the Obamacare law that forbids Democrats and the White House from restricting guns and ammo.
Forbes reported:
As for Reid’s reasons for burying a pro-gun measure into the body of the Affordable Care Act, the Majority Leader is said to have been concerned that the NRA planned to take an active position against the passage of Obamacare and decided, no doubt with the permission of Reid’s friend, NRA boss Wayne LaPierre, to head the problem off at the pass by putting language in the bill that would mollify the gun lobby.
Further, there was concern that a conspiracy theory then in circulation among right-wing circles—a meme suggesting that the Obama Administration had cleverly planted language in the ACA that could be used as a tool to get to the guns—would further erode public support for the legislation. For these reasons, Reid determined to insert some cozy language for the gun people into the Senate version of the ACA—language certain to escape public review at a time when the conversation was far more focused on hot button subjects like death panels, taxes and mandates.
For these reasons, the following language did, indeed, become a part of the nation’s controversial health care reform law:
‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.— A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to—
‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully- possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or
‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any in- formation relating to—
‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
‘‘(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.

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Video: Tourism on Trial - Egypt

With a hat tip to Mark Alexander of A New Dark Age Is Dawning:

This debacle was predictable, of course.

And Obama will continue to "remake" the Middle East during his second term.

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Piers Morgan Sneers At Ben Shapiro, Calls The U.S. Constitution, “Your little book!” 
It was such an embarrassing defeat for Morgan that even the Washington Post couldn’t cover for him.
Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate John Lott by scoffing at him.
Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate Larry Pratt by insulting him.
Piers Morgan dismissed gun-rights advocate Alex Jones by saying nothing.
And Piers Morgan struggled to find the appropriate strategy for dismissing Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart.com and a foe of extraordinary polemical agility. He started in on Morgan by contending that the CNN star had exploited the dead children of Newtown:
What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don’t seem to care enough about the dead kids. If they cared more about the dead kids they would agree with you on policy.
Patented outrage spilled from Morgan: “How dare you.” And then the conversation took a turn for the better, as Shapiro cornered the CNN host on a central disconnect of the ongoing gun-violence debate: Proposals are floating around to redo the ban on assault rifles, something Morgan supports.
Read the rest here.
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More Incitement From Calypso Louie Farrakhan

Tell me, seriously, who made this guy a "leader of the Black Community"?

Who are the black people who follow this nut? I'm not sure there are any, other than those gay bow-tie-wearing Black Muslim freaks.

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

FARRAKHAN: "DJANGO ‘preparation for race war" "now every three days a black man dies by the hands of a white man'

(11:10 – 11:50)
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Janiva Magness
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 Walkin' In The Sun


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With Tomorrow In Doubt

Excerpt from "With Tomorrow In Doubt," an excellent essay by T.L. Davis:
...Is an Executive Order legal to alter an Amendment to the Constitution? No, but it will take months and months to work its way through the courts and by the time it gets to the Supreme Court it will be handled exactly the way Obamacare was handled. Having been in place and having done all the damage Obama needs for it to do, the Supreme Court can rule any way that it wants to no effect. Meanwhile, the supposed Second Amendment advocates will have sat on the sidelines, waiting to get their confiscated weapons back without a peep. Oh, yeah, maybe one or two weapons go off in the struggle, but it will not be significant.

That is unless we take a hard look at the realities of our position and realize that our fight is not just over the Second Amendment, but all of them. That if they force us to raise our weapons over this issue, we should not lay them down until all of the others have been resolved. Including a Supreme Court more accountable to their oaths.

Hunters, sportsmen and veterans of wars, I ask you to look out on Arlington Cemetery, at the rows and rows of headstones there and ask yourself if their lives were worth less than yours? If their time was more desperate than these? They had children, they had wives, they had mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. Each stone, and others elsewhere, represent a life cut short in service to the Constitution, which guarantees the rights you risk by your silence and your inaction....
Go read it all HERE. Worth your time.

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Oil Sands Industry Expected to Add $2.1 Trillion and 905,000 Jobs to Canadian Economy

The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.
But it was just a big pipe dream.
Obama rejected the plan.
But while Obama fiddles a new report reveals the oils sands industry will add an estimated $2.1 trillion to Canada’s GDP and fund up to 905,000 jobs a year.
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From Powerline (click on title to read the whole thing):
A lawsuit recently filed in the United States Court of Claims may shed further light on the corruption of the Obama administration’s “green energy” programs. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of XP Vehicles, Inc. and Limnia, Inc., companies that competed for Department of Energy loans under a Congressionally-authorized program. 
The owners of XP eventually realized that there was no real competition, and that the whole Department of Energy program was a scam intended to funnel money to Obama and Democratic Party campaign contributors and political allies. 
They allege in addition that DOE misappropriated proprietary technology that they submitted in connection with their loan applications, and gave that technology to Obama administration cronies.Are the allegations true? I don’t know. 
They certainly are consistent with what we know about the administration’s green energy programs, and there is no doubt about the fact that companies like Tesla and Fisker, which won out in preference to these plaintiffs, were 1) politically connected, and 2) failures in the marketplace. 
What we can say for sure is that programs of this sort are destined for disaster. There is no reason why the government should be in the business of favoring some private companies over others; if it does so, either the reality or the appearance of political favoritism is inevitable. 
It is time to drive a stake through the whole enterprise of government involvement in “green energy.”
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Documentary by Steve Emerson

One News Now's written about a new documentary by Steve Emerson called "Jihad in America: the Grand Deception", that was released on DVD in October.
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Censorship of Islamic content in a manga book

Anime News Network's Jason Thompson recently wrote about cases where Japanese manga/anime content was censored, but surely the most troubling example is the case of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, which saw censorship of Islamic imagery after a fatwa was declared:
Vanishing Mosques. Arabs love anime; I have Rose of Versailles and Future Boy Conan on Arabic DVDs that I bought in Amman. Arab anime fans also fansubbed JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and presumably liked it, but rue the day that some Salafi guy showed up at the Cairo anime club and saw the scene when Dio, the main villain, is shown reading the Quran. (Of course, in the original manga, he's just reading some random book in a tiny panel—making it the Quran was the animators' brilliant idea.) Egyptian preachers, of course, stoked up public outrage, turning some obscure fansub that probably no one had seen into something everybody in Egypt knew about (sound familiar?). Shueisha not only apologized for the anime scene, they also censored some scenes in the manga when minarets of mosques get damaged in a battle. Now, in all new editions of the manga in all languages, the collateral damage instead takes out water tanks & TV towers.
It was a shameful case of dhimmitude that the publisher decided to do that, but what I can't figure out here is, what was the position of the mangaka (Hirohiki Araki) on this? It's not clear from the news I got. However, in their official news report from the time, it reveals one more galling act of apparent dhimmitude:
Update: Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese translator of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses novel, was found murdered by an unknown person in 1991 after Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for the death of Rushdie over this book in 1989. A manga called Allah-kun was published in 1969, but has not been republished in over a decade. It is no longer listed in almost any Japanese bookseller. Thanks, mrsatan.
I have no idea what its stance on Islam is, assuming it was about Islam at all, but how about that, another manga book looks like it fell victim to cowardice, all because they don't want to alienate their Islamic audience.

I get the idea that anime is popular in some Arab/Islamic countries because they find some of the sex-based anime a perfect form of escapism in a world where sex is oppressed and censored. But beyond that, it still puzzles me why they'd be fine with the Japanese approach, since despite some chauvinism in some manga/anime, they still depict women as very formidable fighters in combat.
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Tyranny And Gun Control

For as long as I can remember, alarmists have been screeching, "They're coming for our guns!"  That screeching got on my nerves like you wouldn't believe.

Now, in these weeks after the horror of Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, I am reminded of Aesop's story, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf,":
There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"

The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"

But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"
Shortly, America is going to find out if the wolf has truly arrived.

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Does Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers bolster Hitler / Stalin comparisons?

Thanks to Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Comparisons of Barack Obama to Hitler and Stalin appear to be going somewhat mainstream in one respect, thanks to Vice President Joe Biden's announcement that 'the president is going to act' on gun control. The implication was clear - the road to confiscation includes Executive Orders, which are unconstitutional, especially when they do not enforce existing laws enacted by Congress. Such orders are beyond unconstitutional when they target the second amendment itself.

After Biden's comments, it wasn't difficult to make the connection to Hitler and Stalin in this regard - both confiscated guns before committing mass murder by the millions.

Fast forward to the 2008 election campaign. One figure from Obama's past whom he attempted to distance himself from was Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground. Despite the successful attempts by Obama to dismiss his relationship with Ayers - coupled with media complicity in suppressing it - the fact remains that these two men had a rather lengthy and cozy relationship. That's not only relevant based on Ayers' terrorist background but it's also relevant based on his plans, conveyed in 1969.

Ayers remains unrepentant, which means that Obama worked closely (yes, closely) with someone who had no regrets about his actions or his intentions.

Consider the only man to successfully infiltrate the Weather Underground for the FBI. His name is Larry Grathwohl and video of him from 1982 surfaced just before Barack Obama was elected in 2008. In that video, Grathwohl said the plans of Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground included the elimination of 25 million people who 'could not be re-educated into the new way of thinking'.

Sound familiar? Here's the relevant excerpt of Grathwohl's interview from 1982:

The reason this question is being asked here is because of what Larry Gathwohl said of Ayers plans/intentions in the video above;

Grathwohl said Ayers and his cohorts in the Weather Underground intend/intended to round people up by the millions and re-educate or murder them BY THE MILLIONS if need be.

The question are,

1) do we believe Grathwhol?

2) If so, does Ayers still believe this,

3) if so, is Obama aware of this part of Ayers belief system?

4) if so, does Obama agree with Ayers belief? 

The typical argument from the left is that Ayers and Obama were nowhere close to being friends; they just coincidentally served on boards together and handled hundreds of thousands of dollars between them.

As I've written in the past and go into detail in my book, Unsung Davids, which includes a chapter on Grathwohl, perhaps the most damning evidence that connects Obama with Ayers was a find by the Verum Serum blog in 2008. Through a series of screen shots and tax records, it was unequivocally proven that Ayers and Obama shared a business address for at minimum, three years (1995-1998).

That address was 115 South Sangamon Street, third floor, Chicago, IL. Here is a screen shot of that building. Note how the word H-O-P-E is spelled out in four windows... on the third floor.

People may be inclined to compare Obama's desire to confiscate guns to that of Hitler and Stalin but they should also be willing to compare Ayers' desire to commit mass murder to the desire of Hitler and Stalin to do the same thing.

Then, for good measure, consider how close the relationship between Obama and Ayers must have been if they shared an office for at least three years.
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Weekly Standard:

After Meeting, NRA Says White House Has 'Agenda to Attack the Second Amendment' 

After meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House today, the National Rifle Association released a statement saying the White House has an "agenda to attack the Second Amendment."
"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of over 4 million moms and dads, daughters and sons, who are involved in the national conversation about how to prevent a tragedy like Newtown from ever happening again. We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals," reads the NRA statement.
"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment. While claiming that no policy proposals would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners - honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans. It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works - and what does not."


Meanwhile, after a long drought in the last 2 weeks I attended 2 gun shows with the fourteen year old eagerly, willfully and happily in tow (she likes the food at the shows, the guns, the knives and some of the other stuff, like making faces at the protestors).

At the first show I sold a Glock 23 to a dealer and bought an old (1971) Smith and Wesson Model 15-3 snubnose. Looks alot like this

SmithWessonModel15-3CombatMasterpie.jpg Smith & Wesson Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece LFT 

And is now resting in the bedside drawer. A new house gun. The Glock had become pretty much an expensive paperweight since I picked up a Glock 36 (slimline single stack .45 acp) a while back.

But this week I did even better. At the last minute I decided to take another paperweight -- a 6 inch S&W K-22 from the early 50s -- along as trade fodder. Figuring I'd get maybe $300 in trade for it.

So the kid and I finish our hot dogs and are wandering the aisles when a dealer calls out "Hey, whatcha selling?"

Showed it to him.

"What do you want for it?"

On a long shot I told him $450.

"Would you take $400?"

"Let me think about it a bit."

Back to wandering the aisles. Within five minutes I came upon one of my Grail guns. A beautiful Colt Detective Special from 1960. Someone had done a poor job on replacing the stocks (they didn't match and were badly beat up besides) and so it was going for $350.

I didn't haggle. Back to the first guy, sold him the Smith then grabbed up the Colt. Out the door for $376. And as an added bonus found a decent holster for last week's gun (can't just have it loose in the drawer) for $24. $400 total. How's that for planning?

Took the Colt to the range Monday and it performed flawlessly although the grips really left a bit to be desired from a comfort standpoint. But the night before I found and ordered Pachmayr's for it. They arrived yesterday and it is now riding proud and ready on my hip.

Looks an awful lot like this:



I gotta take that kid along to gun shows more often. She's my good luck charm.

Cost admission and food for the two weekends for both of us?

About $35.

Cost out of pocket for both guns?

Not a cent.

Cost for dad and number 3 to have a great time at somethin he loves and she is fast learning to?

Well, you know.


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Keb' Mo'
More Than One Way Home

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ERIC HOLDER: 'we need to “really brainwash people” '

Eric Holder 1995, discussing how those who believe in the 2nd Amendment  (i.e. adherence to the Constitution) should be ashamed, ‘like smokers’.
Note he is talking about short-cutting, rather than an AMENDMENT, which is the responsible method for change.
He continues to impress as a disgusting POS.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.

 Pravda Article In Full

Americans never give up your guns

By Stanislav Mishin
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These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.
This well armed population was what allowed the various White factions to rise up, no matter how disorganized politically and militarily they were in 1918 and wage a savage civil war against the Reds. It should be noted that many of these armies were armed peasants, villagers, farmers and merchants, protecting their own. If it had not been for Washington's clandestine support of and for the Reds, history would have gone quite differently.
Moscow fell, for example, not from a lack of weapons to defend it, but from the lying guile of the Reds. Ten thousand Reds took Moscow and were opposed only by some few hundreds of officer cadets and their instructors. Even then the battle was fierce and losses high. However, in the city alone, at that time, lived over 30,000 military officers (both active and retired), all with their own issued weapons and ammunition, plus tens of thousands of other citizens who were armed. The Soviets promised to leave them all alone if they did not intervene. They did not and for that were asked afterwards to come register themselves and their weapons: where they were promptly shot.
Of course being savages, murderers and liars does not mean being stupid and the Reds learned from their Civil War experience. One of the first things they did was to disarm the population. From that point, mass repression, mass arrests, mass deportations, mass murder, mass starvation were all a safe game for the powers that were. The worst they had to fear was a pitchfork in the guts or a knife in the back or the occasional hunting rifle. Not much for soldiers.
To this day, with the Soviet Union now dead 21 years, with a whole generation born and raised to adulthood without the SU, we are still denied our basic and traditional rights to self defense. Why? We are told that everyone would just start shooting each other and crime would be everywhere....but criminals are still armed and still murdering and too often, especially in the far regions, those criminals wear the uniforms of the police. The fact that everyone would start shooting is also laughable when statistics are examined.
While President Putin pushes through reforms, the local authorities, especially in our vast hinterland, do not feel they need to act like they work for the people. They do as they please, a tyrannical class who knows they have absolutely nothing to fear from a relatively unarmed population. This in turn breeds not respect but absolute contempt and often enough, criminal abuse.
For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or "talking to them", it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.
The excuse that people will start shooting each other is also plain and silly. So it is our politicians saying that our society is full of incapable adolescents who can never be trusted? Then, please explain how we can trust them or the police, who themselves grew up and came from the same culture?
No it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.
So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.


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Bill Clinton named ‘Father of the Year’

Any questions?
This is what America is.
This is not about forgiveness, or even redemption…this is about lack of accountability..


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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch. The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

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3 Kurdish women found dead at Kurdish center in Paris

In France, a mysterious murder of 3 Kurdish women was discovered in Paris:
Three Kurdish women, including one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, were "executed" at a Kurdish center in Paris, the interior minister said Thursday. The news prompted angry crowds of Kurds to flood into the area.

It was not immediately clear who killed the women, who belonged to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a group that Turkey and its Western allies, including the United States and the European Union, consider a terrorist organization.

The slayings came as Turkey was holding peace talks with the group to try to persuade it to disarm. A Turkish lawmaker claimed the women were slain in a dispute between PKK factions, while some Kurdish protesters and a Kurdish lawmaker in Turkey claimed the Turkish government was involved.

Turkey's Anadolu news agency identified one of the victims as Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the PKK.

The conflict between the PKK and Turkish troops has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984, when the rebels - who are seeking self-rule for Kurds in southeast Turkey - took up arms.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who visited the pro-Kurdish center in Paris where the bodies were found, said the deaths were "without doubt an execution." He called it a "totally intolerable act."

RTL radio reported that all three women were shot in the head, but French police would not immediately confirm the report.

Emotions mounted as hundreds of Kurds filled the street in Paris outside the Kurdistan Information Center. Police erected barricades to try to contain the crowd. Some people waved Kurdish flags while others chanted angrily against the Turkish government.

Kurds make up more than 20 percent of Turkey's 75 million people.

The three women were alone at the center on Wednesday and were unreachable by telephone, said Leon Edart, an official of the Federation of Kurdish Associations of France.

Friends went there after midnight and saw traces of blood on the door which they then broke down, discovering the bodies, he said. [...]

In Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of a Kurdish political party in Turkey's parliament, called on the French government to shed light on the killings "without delay" and in a way that "leaves no room" for doubt.

"We want it to be known that that these assassinations which were carried in the busiest area of Paris cannot be covered up," Demirtas said.

Huseyin Celik, the deputy chairman of Turkey's ruling party, said the attack appeared to be the result of "an internal feud" within the PKK, but did not provide any evidence to back his statement.
What are the chances that Turkey sent assassins into that center to commit a murder? The country that's already becoming more Islamized could also be resorting to assassination tactics to stamp out all opposition, pure commie/fascist style. This disturbing case should be investigated throughly to find out what happened, but it may not be.
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Obama AGAIN insists with $1.4BN LOAN to ***NISSAN*** that profit has nothing to do with product viability

The unbelievable CONTINUES….every penny should go to R&D of reducing cost, size of batteries, and motors, decreasing the power usage of motors, while increasing the power of batteries and motors.
THAT is what will help make electric cars VIABLE AND PROFITABLE.
Nissan Motor Co. said it will begin U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf on Thursday in Tennessee as part of a $1.4 billion government loan.
The Japanese automaker won an Energy Department loan in 2010 to build a battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., and to retool to build the Leaf at its assembly plant next door.
The Leaf will be built alongside the company’s gasoline-powered products.
Nissan says it is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle batteries, at the biggest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in the United States.
The Leaf’s sales have struggled and the automaker failed to double sales in 2012 as it had predicted and instead sold about the same number as in 2011.
Last year, Nissan sold 9,819 Leaf EVs in the United States — up 1.5 percent over 2011.
The Leaf is not the only struggling electric vehicle. Ford Motor Co. sold just 685 Focus EVs in 2012 — its first full year of sales — even though it has built 1,627, according to a report from Ford last week.
These vehicles are simply TOO EXPENSIVE, lack range, and are unreliable in the cold weather of the northern tier of states since freezing cold REDUCES BATTERY CAPACITY….PHYSICS.
It’s totally ABSURD
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From Schutrum:

The big news today is the pending dismantling of the 2nd Amendment.  Those who hold that the exercise of a constitutional right requires pleading and justification and the license of those who have come to political power are apt to set their sights on two particular scarecrows: the 2nd Amendment either contemplates hunting ("No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer!") or -- yes, really -- the potential overthrow of the government!  

This last one just kills me.  

Look, the point about sovereignty is simply this: in a society in which the government gets its legitimacy from consent of the governed, individual citizens have a basic inalienable right to sovereignty over their persons.  That means, e.g., the state cannot grab people off the street and tie them up and draw their blood without a search warrant or other emergency; it also means that people have the right to defend themselves from evildoers.  

To assert that individuals do not have the right to self defense when attacked, and must wait for police to arrive or else just lay down and be a good little victim is to dismantle the fundamental building block of popular sovereignty.  Soverignty lies with the individual.  

It's too bad the founders did not state this more explicitly, although to be fair it's impossible to anticipate all the penumbras and emanations scoundrels will discover in their attempt to undo this noble experiment in self-government.  

Should Madison have put a footnote to the fourth amendment, for example, saying "Notably, the protection from "unreasonable search and seizure" shall not be construed as providing the right to abort a fetus".  No, there's no reason he should have anticipated that.  

So, they did about as well as can be expected with "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".  It's certainly not that the petty tyrants don't understand the words, and it may not even be that they actually believe in the straw men they set up to attack or that they don't grasp the notion of individual sovereignty, but the problem is simply that these enemies of freedom disagree with individual soverignty as a first principle, and they know they can get away with their dishonest and cynical reworkings of our society thanks to a compliant lap dog media that agrees with their statist vision, and thanks to a people that has been both thumped into submission by 1000 little indignities and intrusions, and dismantled as a people through the deliberate political project of replacing legacy Americans with foreigners who do not share historic American values, and who are not assimilated into those values, now that the ideal of the "melting pot" has been tossed out in favor of "multiculturalism".

Fuck you, Obama, come get them.
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Ok, I am not a big Alex Jones Fan but this is inexcusable. Had Jones suggested something like this in reverse well, you know. . .

Interesting note, the only lawyer on the panel, Gloria Alred (ugh), doesn't seem amused.

Meanwhile, there's this from a local station in Cincinnati

Oops, wrong local station in Cincinnati.

Here 'tis

 FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather

(story here)

And did you see this?

White House weighs broad gun-control agenda in wake of Newtown shootings
The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.
A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the sources said.
To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association that one source said could include rallying support from Wal-Mart and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses. White House aides have also been in regular contact with advisers to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), an outspoken gun-control advocate who could emerge as a powerful surrogate for the Obama administration’s agenda.
The Biden group, formed last month after the massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults, plans to submit a package of recommendations to President Obama this month. Once Obama’s proposals are set, he plans to lead a public-relations offensive to generate popular support.
“They are very clearly committed to looking at this issue comprehensively,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, who has been involved in the discussions. The proposals under consideration, he added, are “a deeper exploration than just the assault-weapons ban.”
The gun-control push is just one part of an ambitious political agenda that Obama has pledged to pursue after his decisive reelection victory in November, including comprehensive immigration reform, climate-change legislation and long-term deficit reduction. Obama also faces a reshuffling of his Cabinet, and a looming debate over the nation’s debt ceiling that will compete for his time and attention in the coming months.
Seeking expansive mandate
In addition to potential legislative proposals, Biden’s group has expanded its focus to include measures that would not need congressional approval and could be quickly implemented by executive action, according to interest-group leaders who have discussed options with Biden and key Cabinet secretaries. Possibilities include changes to federal mental-health programs and modernization of gun-tracking efforts by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
“Simply coming up with one or two aspects of it really falls short of the magnitude of the gun issue in the country,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum.
Wexler was among a dozen law enforcement leaders who met with Biden and other administration leaders in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The Dec. 20 summit, which stretched an hour beyond an allotted one hour, included Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Biden “wanted to talk to us about the assault-weapons ban, automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines,” said Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff Richard Stanek, president of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association.

The vice president said the White House group would consider a variety of proposals — from requiring background checks for all gun buyers to creating a new database that would allow the ATF to track all gun sales, according to participants.
Stanek said the meeting also included significant discussion of mental-health issues, violence in video games and movies, and the poor quality of information contained in databases used to conduct criminal background checks before issuing gun permits.
Some of the options the administration is considering may not ultimately be included in Obama’s package. A White House spokesman said Biden’s group was in the midst of its review and has made no decisions on its final recommendations.
The White House is also developing strategies to navigate the rocky and emotionally fraught terrain of gun politics once final policy decisions are made. The administration is quietly talking with a diverse array of interest groups, including religious leaders, mental-health professionals and hunters, to build as broad a coalition as possible, those involved in the discussions said.
The president is expected to face fierce opposition from the NRA and its allies in Congress, including most Republicans and some Democrats.

But Biden signaled to those involved in the policy discussions that the White House is not afraid of taking on the NRA, the nation’s largest gun rights group. At the Dec. 20 meeting, according to Stanek, when one law enforcement leader suggested focusing on only the most popular proposals, Biden responded: “Look, what I’m asking you for is your candid opinion and ideas about extreme gun violence. Leave the politics to the president. That’s our job with Congress.”
NRA officials declined a request for comment. In response to the shooting in Newtown, Wayne LaPierre, the group’s executive vice president, called for installing armed police officers in every school.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said at a news conference Dec. 21.
One potential strategy would be to win support for specific measures from interest groups that are normally aligned with the NRA, according to one person who works closely with the administration on gun-related issues and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity.
For instance, this person suggested, Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows people to bypass background checks if they purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales. That could result in more people buying guns in retail stores.
Timing is imperative
Obama’s advisers have calculated that the longer they wait, the more distance there is from the Newtown massacre and the greater the risk that the bipartisan political will to tackle gun violence will dissipate.
“This is not something that I will be putting off,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview broadcast last Sunday.
At the White House meeting, Stanek said, “the vice president indicated that there was a very short timeline for him to get back to the president with his recommendations because the American public has a short memory.”
Already, three weeks after the Newtown shooting, gun-control advocates are growing impatient with a legislative process that is just beginning.
“As we get involved in these ad nauseam debates over the Second Amendment, our children are still at risk,” said Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. “Debating is not the action verb we need to protect our children.”
With the start of the 113th Congress last week, several lawmakers filed bills to address gun violence. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who co-wrote a 1994 assault-weapons ban that expired in 2004, plans to introduce legislation this month that would ban the sale or manufacture of about 120 firearms, including semiautomatic rifles and military-style handguns, as well as ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.
The expired federal assault-weapons ban prohibited the manufacturing of 19 models of semiautomatic guns classified as assault weapons, including certain rifles and shot guns. The law also banned ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. But it did not ban the sale of previously manufactured assault weapons or high-capacity magazines.
Since the law’s sunset, efforts in Congress over the past decade to reinstate the ban have faced stiff opposition from the NRA and the firearms industry and have never passed.



Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.

-- Thomas Jefferson

I prefer dangerous liberty to peaceful servitude

-- same guy

Evil is not in the gun but in the hand that holds it.



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