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Via The Examiner:
A showdown is developing between a sizable number of Connecticut state police officers and the politicians who passed into law highly restrictive gun control, gun bans, and bans on high capacity magazines.
Gun rights legal expert and activist David Hardy reported Friday that 250 law enforcement officers in Connecticut have signed an open letter stating that they will not enforce the new anti-gun and magazine laws, which they consider to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
A major news story on these developments is due to be published soon, but Hardy received an advanced notice via email from Tyler Jackson, the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers Association, the organization that sent the open letter.
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Congratulations to our rulers on nearly solving the Muslim terrorism problem. By “our rulers,” I’m referring to the media, not the government it installed and enables.
Their solution to Muslim terrorism is simple; they don’t report it unless there is no way to keep a lid on it. That makes it disappear.
For example, how much do you know about Saamer Akhshabi? Unless you read the foreign press, probably nothing at all.
A Georgia Tech graduate student who set himself on fire while apparently experimenting with bomb-making elements in his apartment last month has died, officials confirmed Thursday.
Saamer Akhshabi, an Iranian national, had burns on more than 90 percent of his body following the February 4 explosion in his apartment near the university, where Akhshabi was studying in the College of Computing.
Law enforcement officials investigating the case found in Akhshabi’s apartment an apparent Molotov Cocktail and multiple plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene.
Move along folks. Nothing to see here:
‘We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident,’ Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech, said in an emailed statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ‘The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation.’
Of course there was no evidence of criminal intent. He might have planned to use the Molotov cocktails to help out at a weenie roast.
Law enforcement officials determined that Akhshabi wasn’t a threat to the Georgia Tech community, but it remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment.
Any ideas, other than the weenie roast? Anybody? Bueller?
Searching “Saamer Akhshabi” on Google News produced a total of six results. If he had been affiliated with the Tea Party, it would have produced 6,000.
Good thing Akhshabi didn’t succeed in killing a large number of people. The press would have been forced to make itself look ridiculous by reporting the story without mentioning Islam or the fact that Akhshabi was Iranian.
On a tip from Byron.
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Political Correctness run Amuck. No More “Appropriating” Another Ethnic Group’s “Artistic” Expression. What…Are You Crazy? That is, Of Course, RAAAACIST!
What would Salon think of an article called, ‘Why I can’t stand Asian musicians who play Beethoven’?
Women I have confronted about this have said, “But I have been dancing for 15 years! This is something I have built a huge community on.” These women are more interested in their investment in belly dancing than in questioning and examining how their appropriation of the art causes others harm. To them, I can only say, I’m sure there are people who have been unwittingly racist for 15 years. It’s not too late. Find another form of self-expression. Make sure you’re not appropriating someone else’s.
From Memorandum: http://www.memeorandum.com/
The eradication of Christianity from American culture and history proceeds:
A humanist advocacy group [the American Humanist Association ] has filed a federal lawsuit to remove a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Prince George’s County [Maryland], alleging the display violates the First Amendment.
The First Amendment actually protects religious expression. Next authoritarian moonbats will use the Second Amendment to justify seizing guns.
“We are certainly recommending coming up with a monument inclusive of all religious groups,” said Monica Miller, a lawyer with the association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center.
Yet again we see that in liberal upside-down world, “inclusive” means “exclusive of Christianity.” Counting all the Americans who ever lived, well over 90% have been Christians. Dictating that Christianity can be no more in evidence than hostile alien religions like Islam is the same as excluding it.
The 40-foot-tall concrete memorial was erected in 1925 by the American Legion to commemorate the 49 men of Prince George’s County who died during World War I.
We’ll see if the government they died for will defend their memories by defending the memorial they lie under.
If liberalism prevails, people born today may live in a world where Americans know no more about Christianity — which substantially provided the foundation upon which American civilization was constructed — than they do about Zoroastrianism. Except of course they will know that it was bad.
The more you try to figure out liberals’ dedication to erasing Christianity, the more it will send chills up your spine.
On a tip from Wiggins.
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There is a line between merely kooky and downright vile. Debo Adegbile crossed it by going out of his way to help unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal escape his just punishment. Obama crossed it by nominating Adegbile to a powerful post that would have given him leverage to inflict his malign ideology on the American people. But even with today’s radicalized Democrat Party, seven Democrat Senators were not willing to cross this line. Consequently, Adegbile’s nomination was shot down in flames:
The nomination of Debo Adegbile for head of the Civil Rights Division was blocked, on a 47-52 vote.
Normally, he would have needed 60 votes — an impossibility with a nominee as outrageously inappropriate as Adegbile. But Harry Reid has imposed the nuclear option, with the express purpose of helping Obama ram through radical nominees against the objections of the minority party, robbing Republicans of the filibuster.
With the odious Joe Biden sitting ready to break a tie in Adegbile’s favor, the ultra-left contingent needed only 50 votes to launch this gob of saliva in America’s face. They fell just short.
Not surprisingly, police organizations exerted heavy pressure. Marxist Black Panthers alumnus Mumia Abu-Jamal is revered among leftists for executing a white police officer.
See here for background on Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is as deserving of the death penalty as any cockroach that was ever stepped upon. But he won’t be executed as he executed Daniel Faulkner, thanks largely to the ideologically motivated efforts of Adegbile, who was working for the radical left NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
That someone who would regard Adegbile as an appropriate choice for this position is President of the United States is almost too appalling to comprehend.
Yet Obama is doubling down, denouncing the Senate’s refusal to confirm Adegbile as a “travesty.”
We could be in for another recess appointment of the thumb in the eye variety. If past behavior by Obama is any indication, he may even recess appoint someone of Adegbile’s stripe while the Senate is not in recess.
That would be an opening that Republicans would be fools to pass up. Literally no decent person who is fully aware of Obama’s radicalism could support his continued presence in the White House. Already his approval rating has plummeted to 38%, despite a substantial percentage of the population that will support a black leftist no matter how awful he is (as Mumia Abu-Jamal’s fan base proves), and despite the media continuing to keep most people in the dark regarding exactly where Obama is coming from.
Recess appointment? As Dirty Harry would say, “Make my day.”
But of course the media would refuse to cover the outrage, so we would be dependent on congressional Republicans to grow a spine and make some noise. If unconstitutionally circumventing Senate confirmation won’t make them do it, nothing will — not even the presidential pardon Mumia Abu-Jamal probably has coming his way.
On tips from IslandLifer, DJ, Varla, Valerie, and Jester.
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I smoked pot in Jerry Brown’s house.
It was back in the 1970s when Jerry had a place in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon.
I went to a party there that was pretty wild and virtually everyone was smoking reefer, myself included. We all did in those days, especially we wannabe screenwriters. Jerry was the California secretary of State at the time, which gave all the cannabis toking an extra je ne sais quoi. As I recall, Jerry wasn’t even there for most of the event, though I could be mistaken. I was a little ripped. Roger L. Simon – - Legal Weed? Governor Moonbeam Grows Up
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Developing Nuclear Fusion in a Basement with a Reclusive Gunsmith
“We practice here what I call ‘libertarian communism.’ “
Doug Coulter used to build signal processing and radio gadgets for our favorite three-lettered intelligence agencies,
but for the past decade or so, Doug’s chosen to explore his engineering interests in the isolated backwoods of Virginia, absent from any pesky boss or sticky bureaucracy.
After tiring of living with a meth head who had a trigger finger itchier than an Appalachian mosquito bite, Doug gave his ex-housemate the boot and confiscated his weapons, thus paving the way for his new found love for gunsmithing. Doug has since open sourced his gun and ammo making techniques on his well-trafficked engineering forum.
But Doug’s most exciting creation is his guerilla-engineered nuclear fusion reactor. Doug’s pursuit for a limitless source of clean and self-sufficient energy takes place in what he calls his “den of creative chaos,” which is essentially a cluttered workshop in the entrance of his home, directly underneath his bedroom. Read more @ The DIY Engineer Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Basement | Motherboard
Found at AD: http://americandigest.org/
No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
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March 4, 2014 | Author: LAF Editor
Less than 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case, sentencing them to almost certain deportation, the Romeike family has received a reprieve.
The Home School Legal Defense Association confirmed today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the German homeschooling family “indefinite deferred status,”allowing them to remain in the United States as long as they want.
“This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God,” Michael Farris, the HSLDA attorney representing the family, wrote on the group’s Facebook page.“We also want to thank those of [you] who spoke up on this issue—including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory.”
Read the rest here.
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Tracked from RR: http://www.rural-revolution.com/
Because of the Obama Regime’s refusal to enforce immigration law (and refusal to allow states to do so), illegal alien welfare colonists continue to flood the country — driving up crime and unemployment rates, sinking hospitals into bankruptcy, making roads unsafe with reckless drunk driving, and tilting the country’s demographics in the direction of the Third World. But there are some foreigners that the Regime will go to great trouble to expel — namely those who would make a positive contribution to America by reinforcing its traditional values. For example, the Romeikes:
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children.
They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
They came to the right place. That is the very purpose this civilization was founded by the Pilgrims to serve.
Except now America has been fundamentally transformed — into its opposite:
The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
The German laws in question don’t go back as far as America’s tradition of serving as a haven for oppressed Christians. They date back to the Hitler Administration.
The Obama Administration approves of them whole-heartedly:
“The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to develop the ability to interact as a fully functioning citizen in Germany.”
“Pluralistic” is libspeak for “ideologically homogeneous.” Forcing all children into government schools, even against their parents’ religious principles, is intended to ensure that everyone comes out thinking the same way — the way the government wants them to think.
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Romeike’s appeal – paving the way for the Christian family of eight to be deported.
Once back in Germany, the children will be confiscated and placed in government custody.
Obviously, our own days of legal homeschooling are numbered if authoritarian statists continue to hold sway.
When the situation gets bad enough here that the government actually secures the border because people are sneaking out instead of in, let’s hope other countries show escaping Americans more mercy than the Obama Regime has shown the Romeikes.
On a tip from Stormfax.
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From WRSA : http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/