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Blog Smith is inspired by the myth of Hephaestus in the creation of blacksmith-like, forged materials: ideas. This blog analyzes topics that interest me: IT, politics, technology, history, education, music, and the history of religions.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bill Whittle, Afterburner, What Difference Does it Make?

Woman Pro-Gun On the Second Amendment

Independent Women’s Forum Fellow Gayle Trotter ripped Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for misunderstanding the Second Amendment and advocating for a ban on semi-automatic rifles.

Executive Orders

Out of the first nine presidents, no one ever issued more than nine executive orders. But that didn’t last. FDR leads all presidents with a whopping 3,522; Woodrow Wilson issued a second-best 1,803 executive orders; in third place was Calvin Coolidge with 1,203. George W. Bush clocked in at 291 and Obama has issued 147 executive orders so far.

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, 30 January 2013, San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House

Ian taps Mark (again) during solo on Sweet Jane.

Sweet Jane"

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What For

MUSLIM GROUPS CALL COKE SUPER BOWL AD "RACIST"

One of the things the whiners most complained about is that you could not vote for whom they assume are Arabs, the doofus' on the camels.

Senator to DefSec Nominee: Why Have the Iranians Endorsed You?



"Given that Iran, the people — I’m quoting right now from Iran — people of the Middle East, the Muslim region and North Africa, people of these regions hate America from the bottom of their heart," said Inhofe. "It further said Israel is a cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world. They further said Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map. The question I’d like to ask you, and you can answer for the record if you’d like, why do you think the Iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the Secretary of Defense?"

Hagel responded, "I have a difficult enough time with American politics, Senator. I have no idea, but thank you. And I’ll be glad to respond further for the record."

LEGAL IMMIGRANT’S TESTIMONY AGAINST GUN CONTROL: ‘FEW SAW THE THIRD REICH COMING UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE’



During a public hearing on gun violence in Hartford, Conn. on Monday, a legal immigrant by the name of Henson Ong issued a passionate defense of the Second Amendment and argued that gun control simply “does not work.” The video of Ong’s testimony has already surpassed 130,000 views on YouTube.
“Forgive me, English is not my first language. I am a legal immigrant and I am an American by choice,” he began, prompting applause from the audience.
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my opinion and give my testimony in opposition to the majority of the proposed bills, which do nothing to deter future crimes,” he added. “Gun control doesn’t work.”
Ong then launched into a impassioned diatribe about what he considers to be the real problem fueling gun gun violence — “societal decay.”
“Your own history is replete with high school rifle teams, boy scout marksmanship merit badges,” he explained. “You could buy rifles at hardware stores, you could order them… your country was awash in readily available firearms and ammunition, and yet in your past you did not have mass school shootings*.”
“What changed?” he asked. “It was not that the availability of guns suddenly exploded or increased, it actually was decreased. What changed was societal decay,” he added, resulting in more applause.
Ong pointed to the Washington, D.C. and Chicago as two cities with some of the strictest gun laws but also “the highest crime and murder rates.”
“If gun control actually did work, Washington, D.C. and Chicago would be the safest cities in your nation. But [they are] not, they have the toughest gun laws and the highest crime and murder rates,” he said.
Ong also defended Americans’ right to own so-called “assault rifles,” which are really just semi-automatic rifles. Citing a recent purchase of 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons”by the Department of Homeland Security, he noted how the agency described the weapons as “suitable for personal defense use in close quarters.”
He went on: “Had the Koreans in the LA riots not had AR-15s and AK-47s with 30-round magazines — and Ruger 30s — their businesses would have burnt to the ground like all the other businesses in their neighborhoods. Theirs stood because they stood their ground.”
Driving a point home that many U.S. lawmakers don’t even seem to fully understand, the legal immigrant stated definitively that the Second Amendment’s purpose was not for hunting.
In closing, Ong quoted a famous statement by Judge Alex Kozinski in his dissent on the case of Silveira v. Lockye in 2002.
“My excellent colleagues have forgotten these bitter lessons of history. The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime usually do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed only for those exceptionally rare circumstances when all other rights have failed. A free people can only afford to make this mistake once.”
Ong ended his testimony to applause from the audience.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1,100 GREEN BERETS SIGNED FOR PROTECTION OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT


Protecting the Second Amendment – Why all Americans Should Be Concerned
We are current or former Army Reserve, National Guard, and active duty US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets). We have all taken an oath to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.…” The Constitution of the United States is without a doubt the single greatest document in the history of mankind, codifying the fundamental principle of governmental power and authority being derived from and granted through the consent of the governed. Our Constitution established a system of governance that preserves, protects, and holds sacrosanct the individual rights and primacy of the governed as well as providing for the explicit protection of the governed from governmental tyranny and/or oppression. We have witnessed the insidious and iniquitous effects of tyranny and oppression on people all over the world. We and our forebears have embodied and personified our organizational motto, De Oppresso Liber [To Free the Oppressed], for more than a half century as we have fought, shed blood, and died in the pursuit of freedom for the oppressed.
Like you, we are also loving and caring fathers and grandfathers. Like you, we have been stunned, horrified, and angered by the tragedies of Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Fort Hood, and Sandy Hook; and like you, we are searching for solutions to the problem of gun-related crimes in our society. Many of us are educators in our second careers and have a special interest to find a solution to this problem. However, unlike much of the current vox populi reactions to this tragedy, we offer a different perspective.
First, we need to set the record straight on a few things. The current debate is over so-called “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines. The terms “assault weapon” and “assault rifle” are often confused. According to Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joseph E. Olson, writing in the Stanford Law and Policy Review, “Prior to 1989, the term ‘assault weapon’ did not exist in the lexicon of firearms. It is a political term [underline added for emphasis], developed by anti-gun publicists to expand the category of assault rifles.”
The M4A1 carbine is a U.S. military service rifle – it is an assault rifle. The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. The “AR” in its name does not stand for “Assault Rifle” – it is the designation from the first two letters of the manufacturer’s name – ArmaLite Corporation. The AR-15 is designed so that it cosmetically looks like the M4A1 carbine assault rifle, but it is impossible to configure the AR-15 to be a fully automatic assault rifle. It is a single shot semi-automatic rifle that can fire between 45 and 60 rounds per minute depending on the skill of the operator. The M4A1 can fire up to 950 rounds per minute. In 1986, the federal government banned the import or manufacture of new fully automatic firearms for sale to civilians. Therefore, the sale of assault rifles are already banned or heavily restricted!
The second part of the current debate is over “high capacity magazines” capable of holding more than 10 rounds in the magazine. As experts in military weapons of all types, it is our considered opinion that reducing magazine capacity from 30 rounds to 10 rounds will only require an additional 6 -8 seconds to change two empty 10 round magazines with full magazines. Would an increase of 6 –8 seconds make any real difference to the outcome in a mass shooting incident? In our opinion it would not. Outlawing such “high capacity magazines” would, however, outlaw a class of firearms that are “in common use”. As such this would be in contravention to the opinion expressed by the U.S. Supreme Court recent decisions.
Moreover, when the Federal Assault Weapons Ban became law in 1994, manufacturers began retooling to produce firearms and magazines that were compliant. One of those ban-compliant firearms was the Hi-Point 995, which was sold with ten-round magazines. In 1999, five years into the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, the Columbine High School massacre occurred. One of the perpetrators, Eric Harris, was armed with a Hi-Point 995. Undeterred by the ten-round capacity of his magazines, Harris simply brought more of them: thirteen magazines would be found in the massacre’s aftermath. Harris fired 96 rounds before killing himself.
Now that we have those facts straight, in our opinion, it is too easy to conclude that the problem is guns and that the solution to the problem is more and stricter gun control laws. For politicians, it is politically expedient to take that position and pass more gun control laws and then claim to constituents that they have done the right thing in the interest of protecting our children. Who can argue with that? Of course we all want to find a solution. But, is the problem really guns? Would increasing gun regulation solve the problem? Did we outlaw cars to combat drunk driving?
What can we learn from experiences with this issue elsewhere? We cite the experience in Great Britain. Despite the absence of a “gun culture”, Great Britain, with one-fifth the population of the U.S., has experienced mass shootings that are eerily similar to those we have experienced in recent years. In 1987 a lone gunman killed 18 people in Hungerford. What followed was the Firearms Act of 1988 making registration mandatory and banning semi-automatic guns and pump-action shotguns. Despite this ban, on March 13, 1996 a disturbed 43-year old former scout leader, Thomas Hamilton, murdered 16 school children aged five and six and a teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Within a year and a half the Firearms Act was amended to ban all private ownership of hand guns. After both shootings there were amnesty periods resulting in the surrender of thousands of firearms and ammunition. Despite having the toughest gun control laws in the world, gun related crimes increased in 2003 by 35% over the previous year with firearms used in 9,974 recorded crimes in the preceding 12 months. Gun related homicides were up 32% over the same period. Overall, gun related crime had increased 65% since the Dunblane massacre and implementation of the toughest gun control laws in the developed world.
In contrast, in 2009 (5 years after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired) total firearm related homicides in the U.S. declined by 9% from the 2005 high (Source: “FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Master File, Table 310, Murder Victims – Circumstances and Weapons Used or Cause of Death: 2000-2009”).
Are there unintended consequences to stricter gun control laws and the politically expedient path that we have started down?
In a recent op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle, Brett Joshpe stated that “Gun advocates will be hard-pressed to explain why the average American citizen needs an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine other than for recreational purposes.”We agree with Kevin D. Williamson (National Review Online, December 28, 2012): “The problem with this argument is that there is no legitimate exception to the Second Amendment right that excludes military-style weapons, because military-style weapons are precisely what the Second Amendment guarantees our right to keep and bear.”
“The purpose of the Second Amendment is to secure our ability to oppose enemies foreign and domestic, a guarantee against disorder and tyranny. Consider the words of Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story”: ‘The importance of this article will scarcely be doubted by any persons, who have duly reflected upon the subject. The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpations of power by rulers. It is against sound policy for a free people to keep up large military establishments and standing armies in time of peace, both from the enormous expenses, with which they are attended, and the facile means, which they afford to ambitious and unprincipled rulers, to subvert the government, or trample upon the rights of the people. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.’
The Second Amendment has been ruled to specifically extend to firearms “in common use” by the military by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v Miller (1939). In Printz v U.S. (1997) Justice Thomas wrote: “In Miller we determined that the Second Amendment did not guarantee a citizen’s right to possess a sawed-off shot gun because that weapon had not been shown to be “ordinary military equipment” that could “could contribute to the common defense”.
A citizen’s right to keep and bear arms for personal defense unconnected with service in a militia has been reaffirmed in the U.S. Supreme Court decision (District of Columbia, et al. v Heller, 2008). The Court Justice Scalia wrote in the majority opinion: “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.“. Justice Scalia went on to define a militia as “… comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ….” “The Anti-Federalists feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved.” he explained.
On September 13, 1994, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban went into effect. A Washington Post editorial published two days later was candid about the ban’s real purpose:“[N]o one should have any illusions about what was accomplished [by the ban]. Assault weapons play a part in only a small percentage of crime. The provision is mainly symbolic; its virtue will be if it turns out to be, as hoped, a stepping stone to broader gun control.”
In a challenge to the authority of the Federal government to require State and Local Law Enforcement to enforce Federal Law (Printz v United States) the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in 1997. For the majority opinion Justice Scalia wrote: “…. this Court never has sanctioned explicitly a federal command to the States to promulgate and enforce laws and regulations When we were at last confronted squarely with a federal statute that unambiguously required the States to enact or administer a federal regulatory program, our decision should have come as no surprise….. It is an essential attribute of the States’ retained sovereignty that they remain independent and autonomous within their proper sphere of authority.”
So why should non-gun owners, a majority of Americans, care about maintaining the 2nd Amendment right for citizens to bear arms of any kind? The answer is “The Battle of Athens, TN”. The Cantrell family
had controlled the economy and politics of McMinn County, Tennessee since the 1930s. Paul Cantrell had been Sheriff from 1936 -1940 and in 1942 was elected to the State Senate. His chief deputy, Paul Mansfield, was subsequently elected to two terms as Sheriff. In 1946 returning WWII veterans put up a popular candidate for Sheriff. On August 1 Sheriff Mansfield and 200 “deputies” stormed the post office polling place to take control of the ballot boxes wounding an objecting observer in the process. The veterans bearing military style weapons, laid siege to the Sheriff’s office demanding return of the ballot boxes for public counting of the votes as prescribed in Tennessee law. After exchange of gun fire and blowing open the locked doors, the veterans secured the ballot boxes thereby protecting the integrity of the election. And this is precisely why all Americans should be concerned about protecting all of our right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment!
Throughout history, disarming the populace has always preceded tyrants’ accession of power. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao all disarmed their citizens prior to installing their murderous regimes. At the beginning of our own nation’s revolution, one of the first moves made by the British government was an attempt to disarm our citizens. When our Founding Fathers ensured that the 2nd Amendment was made a part of our Constitution, they were not just wasting ink. They were acting to ensure our present security was never forcibly endangered by tyrants, foreign or domestic.
If there is a staggering legal precedent to protect our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms and if stricter gun control laws are not likely to reduce gun related crime, why are we having this debate? Other than making us and our elected representatives feel better because we think that we are doing something to protect our children, these actions will have no effect and will only provide us with a false sense of security.
So, what do we believe will be effective? First, it is important that we recognize that this is not a gun control problem; it is a complex sociological problem. No single course of action will solve the problem. Therefore, it is our recommendation that a series of diverse steps be undertaken, the implementation of which will require patience and diligence to realize an effect. These are as follows:
1. First and foremost we support our Second Amendment right in that “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.
2. We support State and Local School Boards in their efforts to establish security protocols in whatever manner and form that they deem necessary and adequate. One of the great strengths of our Republic is that State and Local governments can be creative in solving problems. Things that work can be shared. Our point is that no one knows what will work and there is no one single solution, so let’s allow the State and Local governments with the input of the citizens to make the decisions. Most recently the Cleburne Independent School District will become the first district in North Texas to consider allowing some teachers to carry concealed guns. We do not opine as to the appropriateness of this decision, but we do support their right to make this decision for themselves.
3. We recommend that Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) laws be passed in every State. AOT is formerly known as Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) and allows the courts to order certain individuals with mental disorders to comply with treatment while living in the community. In each of the mass shooting incidents the perpetrator was mentally unstable. We also believe that people who have been adjudicated as incompetent should be simultaneously examined to determine whether they should be allowed the right to retain/purchase firearms.
4. We support the return of firearm safety programs to schools along the lines of the successful “Eddie the Eagle” program, which can be taught in schools by Peace Officers or other trained professionals.
5. Recent social psychology research clearly indicates that there is a direct relationship between gratuitously violent movies/video games and desensitization to real violence and increased aggressive behavior particularly in children and young adults (See Nicholas L. Carnagey, et al. 2007. “The effect of video game violence on physiological desensitization to real-life violence” and the references therein. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 43:489-496). Therefore, we strongly recommend that gratuitous violence in movies and video games be discouraged. War and war-like behavior should not be glorified. Hollywood and video game producers are exploiting something they know nothing about. General Sherman famously said “War is Hell!” Leave war to the Professionals. War is not a game and should not be “sold” as entertainment to our children.
6. We support repeal of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. This may sound counter-intuitive, but it obviously isn’t working. It is our opinion that “Gun-Free Zones” anywhere are too tempting of an environment for the mentally disturbed individual to inflict their brand of horror with little fear of interference. While governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses, and individuals should be free to implement a Gun-Free Zone if they so choose, they should also assume Tort liability for that decision.
7. We believe that border states should take responsibility for implementation of border control laws to prevent illegal shipments of firearms and drugs. Drugs have been illegal in this country for a long, long time yet the Federal Government manages to seize only an estimated 10% of this contraband at our borders. Given this dismal performance record that is misguided and inept (“Fast and Furious”), we believe that border States will be far more competent at this mission.
8. This is our country, these are our rights. We believe that it is time that we take personal responsibility for our choices and actions rather than abdicate that responsibility to someone else under the illusion that we have done something that will make us all safer. We have a responsibility to stand by our principles and act in accordance with them. Our children are watching and they will follow the example we set.
The undersigned Quiet Professionals hereby humbly stand ever present, ever ready, and ever vigilant.

MSNBC Distorts Sandy Hook Victim Remarks

MSNBC on Monday aired a misleading and incomplete clip of testimony given by the father of a Sandy Hook victim at a hearing before the Connecticut Legislature. The edited version of his remarks, aired on Martin Bashir’s show, make it appear as if pro-gun advocates maliciously interrupted (or “heckled” as many have said) the dad for no reason as he calmly argued against civilians owning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Are You Wearing? Drone Sees From 17,500 Feet

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) has 1.8 billion pixels (1.8 gigapixels), making it the world’ highest resolution camera. The sensors on the camera are so precise, PBS stated it is the equivalent to the capabilities of 100 Predator drones in a medium city.

Clip from PBS’s NOVA special:

The entire episode:

Watch Rise of the Drones on PBS. See more from NOVA.

Unsecured Security Cameras

Go to Gibson Research Corporation (GRC), a leader in computer security, and run (free) “Shields Up” to see if your computer has any unsecured open ports.

Services tab / “Shields Up” / Proceed / All Service Ports – wait for the scan to complete. All green is what you want to see.

Now go check to see if your Unplug and Play is on or off.

Go to GRC’s freeware tab / security / Unplug and Pray and run it. – Turn off your Unplug and Play.

The Ray Sharp DVR platform is particularly prone to the vulnerability. Other products included for such a potential exploit are: Swann, Lorex, URMET, KGuard, Defender, DEAPA/DSP Cop, SVAT, Zmodo, BCS, Bolide, EyeForce, Atlantis, Protectron, Greatek, Soyo, Hi-View, Cosmos and J2000. A temporary work-around someLuser presents is to disable the universal plug and play (UPNP) on routers to prevent outside devices from using the Internet to access the system remotely.

Military Training to Take Over America

Following reports of a military exercise occurring in Miami this week, KTRK-TV shot video of military-style helicopters roaming the skies in Houston, Texas.

Sotomayor's Anti-White, Radical Leftist Days at College

THE SURPRISING DETAILS ABOUT SONIA SOTOMAYOR’S COLLEGE PAST THAT YOU WON’T FIND IN HER NEW BOOK

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Medium is the Massage Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore & Jerome Agel 1967

Part 1

Part 2

Latest Educational Insight: No Testing

Anti-testing movement’ grows among American teachers

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ian Hunter Interview: WBAI Radio Show

Morning Dew Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:00 am, the show can only be archived for two weeks due to copyright restrictions.

Did God Exalt Obama to the Presidency?

Did God Exalt Obama to the Presidency? By James Arlandson

Was Jesus a Libertarian?

Jesus Libertarian?

"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience."

John Locke

"Personality can only be developed in the realm of individual choice. And that realm, in the modern state, is being slowly but steadily eradicated."

J. Gresham Machen

Immigration: National Security Threats Should Be Denaturalized

Upholding the Value of Our Citizenship National Security Threats Should Be Denaturalized


Key findings include:

In the past decade, dozens of naturalized U.S. citizens have been arrested and charged with a variety of serious national security-related offenses involving terrorism, spying, and theft of sensitive information and technology.

The federal government almost never revokes the citizenship of these naturalized citizens, even when it is clear that they concealed material facts regarding their extreme ideas or associations with terrorist groups or foreign intelligence organizations at the time they naturalized.

There is no central government repository of information about naturalized citizens who engage in serious national-security offenses.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no systematic method for collecting the information nor efforts in place to review such cases, either for the purpose of instituting denaturalization or in order to discern whether there are steps it can and should take to better vet applicants during the naturalization process.

Administrative naturalization continues unabated with hundreds of thousands being granted citizenship each year (over 6.5 million in the last decade).

The consequence of these actions is to place all Americans at greater risk, as shown by the kinds of crimes for which many naturalized citizens have already been arrested, charged, convicted, and sentenced.

The now-defunct INS, a predecessor agency to DHS's U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), had created a parallel regulatory structure to administratively denaturalize individuals when facts came to light revealing that an applicant had been ineligible at the time of naturalization.

In July 2000, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the regulation exceeded the INS's authority and issued an injunction against its use.

As a result of the Ninth Circuit decision, presently the only way naturalized citizens can be stripped of citizenship is through criminal prosecution or civil suits in the already overburdened federal district courts.

Congress has within its power the ability to pass legislation re-instituting the capability to administratively denaturalize individuals granted citizenship in error or as a result of misrepresentations, concealment of materials facts, or other forms of fraud. Doing so would help protect the American people and enable the government to better ensure the integrity of the administrative naturalization process.
An appendix at the end of this document lists dozens of recent examples of naturalized cit

Saturday, January 26, 2013

$317,000 in “stimulus” spending, only one job had been created or saved

The last public figures available state that only one job was saved or created for every $317,000 spent. Moreover, Section 1513 of the “stimulus” legislation, which Obama spearheaded and signed into law, requires the executive branch to submit a new report every three months, and yet, this has not done since 2011. Obama is breaking his own signature piece of legislation.

Anonymous: U.S. Government Can Not Protect Its Own Networks

Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files



Citizens of the world,

Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the “discretion” of prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.

We have been watching, and waiting.

Two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into playing a game he could not win — a twisted and distorted perversion of justice — a game where the only winning move was not to play.

Anonymous immediately convened an emergency council to discuss our response to this tragedy. After much heavy-hearted discussion, the decision was upheld to engage the United States Department of Justice and its associated executive branches in a game of a similar nature, a game in which the only winning move is not to play.

Last year the Federal Bureau of Investigation revelled in porcine glee at its successful infiltration of certain elements of Anonymous. This infiltration was achieved through the use of the *same tactics which lead to Aaron Swartz’ death. It would not have been possible were it not for the power of federal prosecutors to thoroughly destroy the lives of any hacktivists they apprehend through the very real threat of highly disproportionate sentencing.

As a result of the FBI’s infiltration and entrapment tactics, several more of our brethren now face similar disproportionate persecution, the balance of their lives hanging on the severely skewed scales of a broken justice system.

We have felt within our hearts a burning rage in reaction to these events, but we have not allowed ourselves to be drawn into a foolish and premature response. We have bidden our time, operating in the shadows, adapting our tactics and honing our abilities. We have allowed the FBI and its masters in government — both the puppet and the shadow government that controls it — to believe they had struck a crippling blow to our infrastructure, that they had demoralized us, paralyzed us with paranoia and fear. We have held our tongue and waited.

With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game where the odds are stacked against them.

This website was chosen due to the symbolic nature of its purpose — the federal sentencing guidelines which enable prosecutors to cheat citizens of their constitutionally-guaranteed right to a fair trial, by a jury of their peers — the federal sentencing guidelines which are in clear violation of the 8th amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishments. This website was also chosen due to the nature of its visitors. It is far from the only government asset we control, and we have exercised such control for quite some time…

There has been a lot of fuss recently in the technological media regarding such operations as Red October, the widespread use of vulnerable browsers and the availability of zero-day exploits for these browsers and their plugins. None of this comes of course as any surprise to us, but it is perhaps good that those within the information security industry are making the extent of these threats more widely understood.

Still there is nothing quite as educational as a well-conducted demonstration…

Through this websites and various others that will remain unnamed, we have been conducting our own infiltration. We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. Over the last two weeks we have wound down this operation, removed all traces of leakware from the compromised systems, and taken down the injection apparatus used to detect and exploit vulnerable machines.

We have enough fissile material for multiple warheads. Today we are launching the first of these. Operation Last Resort has begun…

Warhead – U S – D O J – L E A – 2013 . A E E 256 is primed and armed. It has been quietly distributed to numerous mirrors over the last few days and is available for download from this website now. We encourage all Anonymous to syndicate this file as widely as possible.

The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.

We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-key to this warhead, we understand that there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the justice system believe in those principles that it has lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsibility for the damages caused by their occupation.

It is our hope that this warhead need never be detonated.

However, in order for there to be a peaceful resolution to this crisis, certain things need to happen. There must be reform of outdated and poorly-envisioned legislation, written to be so broadly applied as to make a felony crime out of violation of terms of service, creating in effect vast swathes of crimes, and allowing for selective punishment. There must be reform of mandatory minimum sentencing. There must be a return to proportionality of punishment with respect to actual harm caused, and consideration of motive and mens rea. The inalienable right to a presumption of innocence and the recourse to trial and possibility of exoneration must be returned to its sacred status, and not gambled away by pre-trial bargaining in the face of overwhelming sentences, unaffordable justice and disfavourable odds. Laws must be upheld unselectively, and not used as a weapon of government to make examples of those it deems threatening to its power.

For good reason the statue of lady justice is blindfolded. No more should her innocence be besmirked, her scales tipped, nor her swordhand guided. Furthermore there must be a solemn commitment to freedom of the internet, this last great common space of humanity, and to the common ownership of information to further the common good.

We make this statement do not expect to be negotiated with; we do not desire to be negotiated with. We understand that due to the actions we take we exclude ourselves from the system within which solutions are found. There are others who serve that purpose, people far more respectable than us, people whose voices emerge from the light, and not the shadows. These voices are already making clear the reforms that have been necessary for some time, and are outright required now.

It is these people that the justice system, the government, and law enforcement must engage with. Their voices are already ringing strong with a chorus of determined resolution. We demand only that this chorus is not ignored. We demand the government does not make the mistake of hoping that time will dampen its ringing, that they can ride out this wave of determination, that business as usual can continue after a sufficient period of lip-service and back-patting.

Not this time. This time there will be change, or there will be chaos…

-Anonymous

Friday, January 25, 2013

EGYPT: 'OBAMA YOU JERK

SIGN IN TAHRIR SQUARE: 'OBAMA YOU JERK, MUSLIM BROTHERHOODS ARE KILLING THE EGYPTIANS'...

Ian Hunter, The Cutting Room, NYC, 25 January 2013

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

All The Young Dudes

Mark Stein, keyboards, Kasim Sultan, bass

Mark Bosch, guitar, Ian, and Ricky Byrd, guitar

Ian, solo shot

Ian waves good bye, Steve Holley, drums, and Ricky Byrd, guitar

The Cutting Room Fri, January 25, 2013 8:00 PM
44 EAST 32ND STREET, NEW YORK CITY, NY



Sponsored by: American Addiction Centers and our friend Andrew Kowalczyk

Your Hosts -Lynn Hoffman (A&E Private Sessions) &
DJ Ken Dashow (Q104.3 - New York's Classic Rock)

Featuring: The Rockers In Recovery All Star Band

Musical Director Ricky Byrd - Lead Guitar/ Vocals (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
Liberty Devitto - Drums (Billy Joel Band)
Richie Supa- Guitar/Vocals (Aerosmith)
Kasim Sulton - Bass/Vocals (Blue Oyster Cult)
Christine Ohlman - Lead Vocals (SNL Band)
Mark Stein-Keys/Vocals (Vanilla Fudge)


Featuring: Special Guest Rockers

Ian Hunter

Ian played Once Bitten, Twice Shy, and All The Young Dudes with Steve Holley on drums and Mark Bosch on guitar.

Bosch was onstage for a good portion of the evening playing with the Recovery Rockers.

Gary US Bonds
Simon Kirke (Free and Bad Co.)
Michael Des Barres
Billy J Kramer
LaLa Brooks (The Crystals)
Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators, Little Steven's Underground Garage)
Gene Cornish (The Rascals)
Peppy Castro (Blues Magoos)
Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter Rant Band,Garland Jeffries)
Ross The Boss (The Dictators)
and others to be announced.

Opening The Night: The Capris (There's a moon out tonight)

Come Bid On The Following Auction Items:
*Chuck Berry Autographed Guitar
*Aerosmith Autographed Memorabilia Piece
*AC/DC Autographed Guitar
*Lynyrd Skynyrd Autographed Guitar
*Allman Brothers Autographed Guitar
Items Donated By: Andrew Kowalczyk

100% of all Tickets, RIR Merchandise and Auction will be donated to:

The Graybeards, West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, and The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department

Obama Breaks Law

A federal appeals court overturned Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Boehner on Gun Running, Benghazi to Turkey

“I’m somewhat familiar with the chatter about this and the fact that these arms were moving towards Turkey, but most what I know about this came from a classified source,” John Boehner told Laura Ingraham before adding that he could not “elaborate on it.”

Hypocrite Feinstein in 1995 on her concealed carry permit

On April 27, 1995, Sen. Dianne Feinstein

She stated:

"I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me."

Now the Hypocrite Dianne Feinstein wants to impose gun control America.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Glock Commercial Smiles

Wrong Diner

Wrong House

Wrong Girl

Obama To Top Brass:Will You Fire On American Citizens?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Obama Running Guns: Rand Paul vs. Smirking, Stonewalling, Hillary

The senator followed up by asking Clinton whether she had any knowledge of the transfer of weapons to Turkey out of Libya. She denied having any knowledge of it, but took the question “for the record,” never denying it.

“To Turkey?” Clinton asked, perplexed. “I will have to take the question for the record, nobody’s ever raised that with me.”

“It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that that they may have weapons,” Paul pressed. “And what I’d like to know is the annex that was closely, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries.”

“Well, senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available,” Clinton replied.

“You’re saying you don’t know,” Paul shot back.

“I don’t know. I don’t have any information on that,” she said.

North Africa

The Muslim Child is Our Future

Benghazi Cover up, Clinton Shouts: 'What Difference Would It Make?

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?"

Congressman To Clinton: "The Only Person That's In Jail Right Now Is The Filmmaker"

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday alluded to the fact that no one involved in the Benghazi terrorist attack has been arrested while the the man who made the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” was arrested by California police for a parole violation. The administration originally said the video was the cause of the attack.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mott The Hoople, Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, Japan

Reason.tv: Rhetoric and the Reality

Billboards in Detroit, Michigan put up by GM










































Veteran stands up for 2nd Amendment at Chicago anti-gun forum


Veteran: Sir, sir. While you’re standing up. I’ve sat here [inaudible] and I’d like to agree with the professor. Everyone standing in this room right now, especially the veterans in the room right now, know, that we are all Americans. The problem with this country right now is it’s us and it’s f***ing them. We need to stop this crap.

Now, the thing I would like you to answer, sir. And I did go to war for this country. Whether it was for everyone in here’s ability to have oil and gas in their cars, or the banks, or whatever. I went to war for my country.

And I went to war for your ability to have the First Amendment, to say what you stood up there and said today, to write what you want to write in your newspaper, and have whatever opinion you want to have. You can practice whatever religious freedoms you want. I would like you to answer the question, since you just said that one of the rights that I went to war over to defend, that is inalienable, to every American citizen. If this discussion was going on, about your First Amendment rights, would you still have the same opinion that we don’t need that any more either.

Goodman: You didn’t hear my answer….that’s not what I said…I said it doesn’t matter what their reasons are, what matters is whether or not it’s relevant today.

Audience member: It’s an eternal truth, an eternal truth….

Goodman: When they consider any part of the Constitution, any law, they’re going to say, “what does it mean today?”

Audience: NO!

Veteran: The threat of tyranny, today, is no less than at the turn of the century in 1900, in 1800, or in 1700!

Ian Hunter, My Father's Place 1975 - 1980

"Cleveland Rocks," 1979 appearance
M.C. Bosch was best man for Steve Rosenfield (interviewed by Richard Solomon), a reference to one of the co-authors, Steve Rosenfield. In any case, a phrase at the end of Ian's song says: "Eppie's cool," a reference to the other co-author. Ian's quote is on the dust jacket however, the book was printed before he actually had Ian's permission. Now he does.
Fun and Dangerous: Untold Tales, Unseen Photos, Unearthed Music from My Father's by Steve Rosenfield and Michael "Eppy" Epstein


This is part two of the two hour tcbradio (tcbradio.com wcwp.org) interview of Steve Rosenfield, co-author of the book, " Fun + Dangerous, Untold Tales, Unseen Photos and Unearthed Music From My Father's Place 1975 - 1980." Steve was the in-house photographer and worked with Mike "Eppy" Epstein, the club owner, music promoter, and co-author.

In this second hour, Richard Solomon and Steve explore the following live music played in the 1970's and replayed for the first time in decades on this broadcast:

Ian Hunter, Cleveland Rocks (1979)
Peter Tosh, Bush Doctor (1978)
Eddie Money, I want to be a Rock n Roll Star (1977)
The Good Rats, Detroit
The Waitresses, "Wasn't tomorrow Wonderful" (1979)


This was music broadcast live from My Father's Place and recorded from the sound truck parked outside that allowed WLIR 92.7 FM to broadcast these songs in the 1970's.

Trivia from this show:

How Billy Joel became known as "The Piano Man" (35 minutes in) - it involves Charlie Daniels

The origins of The Music Building in Manhattan,

There were no cover bands at the Club!

Bruce Springsteen in 1973 played five nights in a row

Bruce Springsteen, the very first time he played at My Father's Place, opened for the Paul Winter Consort

"Taking Care of Business" is hosted by Richard Solomon on WCWP 88.1 FM, Brookville, NY
Broadcasts are Thursdays at 11AM.

Web references:
www.myfathersplace.com



If you would like to share your photographs from My Father's Place, please let us know by calling WCWP             516-299-2683       and we will provide an email address



3 AMERICANS SLAUGHTERED: ALGERIA

3 AMERICANS SLAUGHTERED

Now State Department Delays Keystone Jobs

US State Department delays Keystone pipeline decision

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/us-state-department-delays-keystone-pipeline-decision/

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Obama Picks Nose, Moochelle Rolls Teenager Eyes

American citizen, Tiananmen Square activist rallies for the Second Amendment

China poised to play debt card – for U.S. land

China may set up “development zones” in which the communists could establish Chinese-owned businesses and bring in its citizens to the U.S. to work.

Obama Does Not Understand the Constitution in Inaugural

During his comparatively sparsely attended ceremony Obama misunderstands the Constitution.

“Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers,” Obama said. “Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.”

Obama could not specify what these innovations had to do with the Constitution because there is no such thing. Obama described the ways in which deviation from the spirit of the Founders was, in fact, the most consistent way to follow the constitutional spirit.

Obama adheres to communal ideas, not individual liberty, as enunciated by the Founders.

“But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.”

Then again, he presented ten straw men in slightly under 20 minutes. In other words, one logical fallacy every 2 minutes, on average.

Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man

Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man - Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265402/Adventurous-human-woman-wanted-birth-Neanderthal-man-Harvard-professor.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Obama's Mistake in Libya Leads to Weapons in Algerian Hostage Deaths

Algeria hostage crisis: Most weapons used in attack came from Libya

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Censored During Pre-inauguration Event After Anti-Obama Speech

Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and escorted off the premises of a Washington, D.C. concert hall during a pre-inauguration concert Sunday night, after going on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant, according to concertgoers.

Josh Rogin, a reporter with Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted late Sunday, “Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.”

Nathan Dahm, Senator from Oklahoma, on the Second Amendment

Sunday, January 20, 2013

George Soros Plant: Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/20/is-chuck-hagel-a-george-soros-plant-we-look-at-the-evidence/

ISLAMISTS IN ENGLAND: ‘SHARIAH IS AN INEVITABILITY’

An Islamist speaking in French gives the most threatening message, after saying that President Francois Hollande is acting as a terrorist by sending the French into Mali.

He warns (translated by MEMRI):

What we are saying to François Hollande is that the Muslims throughout the world will not rest until Islam dominates France, until Islam dominates the entire world. Islam will not dominate only Mali, Afghanistan, and Africa, but also France, Paris, and England. François Hollande, you must understand a few facts of life: You are a son of Pharaoh. The blood of Pharaoh courses through your veins. [...] The Islamic movement will become a system of life under your nose. Your wife, French women, the people of France, will live under the Islamic movement, even if you don’t like it. We will collect the jizya poll tax. [...] The nation of Muhammad loves death just as you love your pork. It loves death more than you love your pigs. It loves death more than you love prostitution, more than you love wine. [Emphasis added]

Ian Hunter and Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo issued Ian Hunter covers:

Irene Wilde - Alejandro covered this on his 'Bourbonitis Blues' CD in 1996, but a live version also appears on his live CD 'Por Vida'. (This is a single disc fan club-only live CD, not the two-disc various artists benefit album of the same name).

I Wish I Was Your Mother - A live version appears on 'The End / Losing Your Touch' EP from 1994, and also on the bonus disc that came with the reissue of 'Gravity' and on the bonus disc that came with the reissue of 'Thirteen Years'.

WFUV Presents: Alejandro Escovedo and Ian Hunter (Live at City Winery)

The first of a three-night stand, in June/July 2010. Ian Hunter joins Alejandro for the encore: "I Wish I Was Your Mother."

Jun 29

Version 2

Apr 9, 2010

Tarrytown, NY, Ian Hunter in a surprise appearance with Alejandro Escovedo and David Pulkingham

Down In The Bowery - Alejandro Escovedo featuring Ian Hunter

From the album Street Songs Of Love (2010)

Ian Hunter - One More Time (Taken from "Por Vida - ...a tribute to the songs of Alejandro Escovedo, 2004)

At the Mercury Lounge above the jazz cafe on 6th street in Austin, TX, March 2002, Irene Wilde

Coward 9/11, 2012

Keep Calm and Join the Revolution

Harry Bounel Mystery and Sandy Hook Shooting, Social Security Number

http://lgstarr.blogspot.com/2013/01/mystery-in-newtown-connecticut-who-is.html

Weapon Guide for the Uninformed

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jose Marti

Marti's first observations of the United States were written while he worked for the newspaper The Hour. He was happy to finally be in a free democratic nation: "'I am, at last, in a country where everyone looks like his own master. One can breathe freely, freedom being here the foundation, the shield, the essence of life'".

Another trait that Marti admired was the work ethic that characterized U.S. American society. On various occasions Marti conveyed his deep admiration for the immigrant-based society, "whose principal aspiration he interpreted as being to construct a truly modern country, based upon hard work and progressive ideas." Marti stated that he was "never surprised in any country of the world [he had] visited. Here [he] was surprised... [he] remarked that no one stood quietly on the corners, no door was shut an instant, no man was quiet. [He] stopped [him]self, [he] looked respectfully on this people, and [he] said goodbye forever to that lazy life and poetical inutility of our European countries".

Marti found U.S. American society to be so great, he thought Latin America should consider imitating America. Marti argued that if the US "could reach such a high standard of living in so short a time, and despite, too, its lack of unifying traditions, could not the same be expected of Latin America?"

Education had benefited from the attitude of America's society. Marti was amazed at how education was directed towards helping the development of the nation and once again encouraged Latin American countries to follow the example set by North American society.

Another major characteristic that struck Marti was the agricultural advancement of the United States. He found amazing the "common-sense attitude of the Dean of the School of Agriculture in Michigan who defended the advantages of manual work for the students of his college". At the same time, he criticized the elitist educational systems of Cuba and the rest of Latin America. Often, Marti recommended countries in Latin America to "send representatives to learn more relevant techniques in the United States". Once this was done, Marti hoped that this representatives would bring a "much-needed modernization to the Latin American agricultural policies".

In May 1883, while attending political meetings he heard "the call for revolution - and more specifically the destruction of the capitalist system". Marti could not believe that revolution was advocated and was amazed that this could happen because this "could have led to its own destruction"

The works of Marti contain many comparisons between the ways of life of North and Latin America. The former was seen as "hardy, 'soulless', and, at times, cruel society, but one which, nevertheless, had been based upon a firm foundation of liberty and on a tradition of liberty". Although North American society had its flaws, they tended to be "of minor importance when compared to the broad sweep of social inequality, and to the widespread abuse of power prevalent in Latin America".

Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata, Maori, New Zealand

Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata

A Royal commission was held and Ngata was found guilty of maladministration and misappropriation of funds.500,000 pounds had been transferred from government funds to Maori. Ngata resigned in disgrace.

In 1932 Ngata and his Department of Native Affairs came under increasing criticism from other politicians. An inquiry into Ngata's department was held, and it was discovered that one of Ngata's subordinates had falsified accounts. Ngata himself was severely criticised for disregarding official regulations which he had often felt were inhibiting progress. It was also alleged that Ngata had shown favouritism to Ngāti Porou and Waikato, especially Te Puea and her husband. Robert Semple, the labour leader, said the investigation (by the royal commission) showed one of the worst specimens of abuse of political power, maladministration, misappropriation of public funds as well as a betrayal of trust. Ngata, while denying any personal wrongdoing, accepted responsibility for the actions of his department and was dismissed from his ministerial position. Māori leaders, such as Te Puea, were angry at Ngata for discrediting and embarrassing Maori.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apirana_Ngata

Muslim Patrols Stalk London to Enforce Sharia

Patrol

MUSLIM GANG BEAT CATHOLIC STUDENT COMMITTED TO NON-VIOLENCE WITH TIRE IRON, BASEBALL BAT AND BLACKJACK

Muslim Gang Beats Up Peaceful Catholic

1 AMERICAN DEAD, 60 DEAD OR MISSING IN AL QAEDA RAID

West Point center cites dangers of Terrorism: `activism, freedom, self-government'

"civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”

West Point is identifying that Americans are the problem in the study “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right.”

How to Thwart Drones and Facial Surveillance

Stealth Hoodie Hides Wearer From Drones

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Grinding America Down

http://vimeo.com/52009124

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul's Plan To Nullify Obama's Gun Actions

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

NRA VID SLAMMING ‘HYPOCRITE’ OBAMA

NRA VID SLAMMING ‘HYPOCRITE’ OBAMA

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell Wants to Infringe Upon Inalienable Rights

Mitchell defended her stance after her guest claimed the Obama administration can’t infringe upon Americans’ inalienable rights:

“Well, they can be infringed, because the First Amendment is infringed, I have to obey all sorts of regulations from the FCC, there are things we can’t say in a crowded theater, so every right also carries with it responsibilities and obligations.” In response, Eric Pratt, of Gun Owners for America, provided a well thought out analogy that seemingly dismantled Mitchell’s argument.

“What’s interesting about that, though, is we don’t gag people before they go into the theater, we punish the lawbreakers,” he said. “And in the same way, we would argue punish those who abuse the right, but don’t gag law-abiding citizens before they exercise their right. We shouldn’t be registering them like sex offenders, like they are in New York. We shouldn’t be in any way impeding them if they have not committed a crime.”

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Steve Toth, Texas Firearms

Steve Toth, who said he plans to introduce the “Firearms Protection Act” banning federal gun bans, said Texas is going to ensure that “we follow the United States Constitution.

Jefferson on Arms Quoting Beccaria

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.” – Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria, Criminologist in 1764. That was 249 years ago.)

Obama's Favorite University, Al Azhar, Teaching High School Students Cannibalism

This video footage is taken from a televised show on Al-Tahrir TV channel (Egypt) showing a guest quoting passages from a book - titled 'al-Iqnaa' (The Persuasion) - issued by al-Azhar University (one of the world's oldest universities & the most prestigious Islamic school) being taught to Egyptian high-school students that calls for the killing of sinners - such as apostates, those who don't pray, adulterers, and those who have a punishment set for them - as well as their eating.

“For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement.”- Barack Obama."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

‘OBAMA PHONE LADY’ WITH ANOTHER INTERVIEW

Michelle Dowery and Alex Jones

O’Keefe Catches Media Hypocrisy In The War On Guns

Posing as “Citizens Against Senseless Violence,” James O’Keefe and company visit the homes of journalists working for Westchester Journal News, MSNBC, and the Star-Ledger. We also visited the home of Eric Holder.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Walter Williams: purpose of the Second Amendment

The purpose of the Second Amendment.

Author and economist Walter Williams told The Daily Caller that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect Americans from their own government — not simply to ensure hunting rights. Williams, a syndicated columnist and the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, suggested that common misconceptions about the Second Amendment undermine the gun control debate. “[The Founding Fathers'] stated reason was to allow the American people to protect themselves from the United States Congress — that is, government. That’s why we have the Second Amendment,” he said. “A lot of people are saying we should somehow control or restrict arms,” he continued. “And I would ask the question: Are we under any less a threat of tyranny from Washington than we were in 1787? And I would say no.” Rifles and guns may not be able to stand up against the government’s tanks and fighter planes, Williams acknowledged, but he said history shows that small, outmatched resistance movements can still be successful. “If push comes to shove, Americans would at least have a means to offer some kind of resistance, as people have done around the world.” Guns also help deter crime, Williams said, citing a study that rapists are less likely to strike when women in the community take shooting lessons. “[Rapists] are cowards, and if they think women can defend themselves, they’ll restrain their behavior or think twice,” he said. “The gun industry makes all kinds of interesting holsters where women can carry their guns, such as the bra holster. Guy acts like rape? ‘Well, yeah, let me get undressed, and then politely blow the guy away.’”

HARVARD DHIMMIS SUBMIT, POST QURAN VERSE AT FACULTY OF LAW

Harvard University has posted a Quranic verse at the entrance of its faculty of law, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions for justice in history.

Obama Turning in Homework Late

White House tells Paul Ryan it won’t meet budget deadline

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Role of Devout Christian Mother, Women in Bin Laden Kill Downplayed

A devout Christian and the mother of three children, Jennifer Matthews knew Islamic history cold, and how al Qaeda believed it fit into that history, which made her a formidable interrogator of al Qaeda detainees, some of whom found the fact that she was a well-informed female particularly disconcerting.

Another female intelligence analyst who spotted the threat from al Qaeda long before anyone else is Gina Bennett, who in August 1993, while working at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research inside the State Department, wrote a paper that was the first strategic warning about Bin Laden.

After 9/11, women continued to play a key role in the hunt for bin Laden. In 2005, a CIA analyst named Rebecca (a pseudonym), who had worked the bin Laden "account" for years, wrote an important paper titled "Inroads" that would help guide the hunt in the years to come.

The film does take time to throw in a Muslim character praying while in CIA headquarters.

The Truth About Assault Weapons

Assault Weapons

http://www.assaultweapon.info/

RFK Jr.: Evidence ‘Very Convincing’ Lone Gunman Did Not Kill JFK, Suspects Mob

The Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”

He said his father had investigators do research into the assassination and found that phone records of Oswald and nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald two days after the president’s assassination, “were like an inventory” of mafia leaders the government had been investigating.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE MEANING OF JIHAD, FROM ISLAMIC SOURCES

THE REAL MEANING OF JIHAD, FROM ISLAMIC SOURCES

Friday, January 11, 2013

MUSLIM SLAVE TRADE

Slavery today in Muslim dominated Africa.

http://youtu.be/YiYnESmz1Mc

Muhammad was a slave owner and slave trader, even today after centuries slavery continues in North African countries by Arab Muslims against black Muslims and traditionalists.

Slavery in modern day Mauritania

Black African slaves still treated badly in Mauritana by Arab Muslim. Thousands of Haratine are still reduced to slavery in spite of legislation theoretically banning the practice.

80% of Mauritanians people are white arabo-berberes = hassani

20% are African black "wolof & foulan tribs"

Black slaves still fighting for rights in Arab Muslim country.

Arab Muslims still have slaves (Bilal) Bilâl ibn Rabâh

Obama Admits: Fallen 'Short of the Ideal' in Afghanistan

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-us-has-fallen-short-ideal-afghanistan_695181.html

Thursday, January 10, 2013

100 Top Sites and Apps of 2012

MentorMob
Crowd-source knowledge
SendHub
Get a Free Phone Line in Under a Minute.

Watchknow.org Home - educational videos, school, free, share, teachers, students, educators, education, parents, home school, homeschool, homeschooling, preschool, k12, k-12, preK-12, kids, children, watchknowlearn.org, watch know, watchnow, watch now, wiki, collaboration, online community

Industrial Revolution

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/SearchResults.aspx?SearchText=Industrial+Revolution

A simple way to place useful, formative classroom lessons over any Web page. SideVibe gives teachers the ability to turn any Web page into an online activity.

OuiWrite is a tool that allows you to fill in some blanks and it will automatically format your paper in MLA, APA, or Chicago format.

PicMonkey

Free photo editing.

NoRedInk

The site offers help with apostrophes, subject-verb agreement, comma issues, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, and commonly confused words.

Meograph

Four-dimensional story-telling. This could be one of the best tools for history.

Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Expansion of Europe

Cuban Missile Crisis

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories.

9 Slides will amplify on line presentations with synchronized video and slides.

Winged Sandals is cartoonish yet could be fun for even secondary students. It is all about Greek mythology

"Take the tour with Hermes the messenger god, through a magical place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters."

HelloSlide lets you upload a PDF of your presentation to their website. Then, you can type the speech for each slide using their editor. Finally, you press play to hear your presentation.

On Musicshake you can create your own songs online. Create your own song in less than a minute.

The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paint a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history, available in our online database to scholars, teachers, and the general public.

GradeCam has an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that allows for educators to: Grade multiple-choice assignments with any web or document camera. Transfer scores into any electronic gradebook. After scoring an assignment, GradeCam transfers scores into any electronic gradebook. Share assessments with other educators in real-time. Give students immediate personal feedback. Create and print answer forms on plain paper. Link questions to state standards and generate standards-based reports.

Knowmia has some assets if you look hard enough.

The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

Backpack TV is similar to Knowmia and you have to search for a few things that are worthwhile to use.

Melinda Herman shot the man five times with a .38 caliber revolver after he cornered them in an attic crawlspace, successfully protecting herself and her two children.

Herman’s husband, Donnie, was in Atlanta and remained on the phone with his wife and a 911 operator on separate line throughout the incident. The audio recording of the call was obtained by WXIA and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • Ali, Tariq, The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads, and Modernity;
  • Allawi, Ali A., The Crisis of Islamic Civilization;
  • Alperovitz, Gar, The Decision To Use the Atomic Bomb;
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