"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

29 September 2013

2nd time in 4 months...

Ohio Woman Uses Her Gun to Stop an Intruder for the 2nd Time in 4 Months

Here is another story for those anti-gun activists that think gun owners who think they can use their guns to defend themselves live in a fantasy land.  The woman in this story has had to use her gun TWICE in a short 4 month period to stop an intruder, and this kind of thing DOES happen and it happens all the time.
A Toledo woman held a man at gunpoint and waited for the police to arrive after catching the intruder on her property.
According to 13abc.com Betty Collins heard something on the porch in the middle of the night and that’s when she grabbed her gun.

Ohio woman stops intruder with her gun for the 2nd time in 4 months

When the criminal did not leave right away but remained on the porch Betty pulled out her 357 Magnum and ordered the criminal to get on the ground.

“He dropped down to his knees,” Betty says, “I said, put your hands behind your head and get down flat. He’s like, I ain’t gonna and I says, year you are. So he did and he stayed there until the cops got there, he had no choice.”

Read the rest and watch the video here.


I ain't gonna mess with her...  :)

Taxed into prosperity...


No.  Not so much...

There use to be a statue of Churchill in the White House, a gift from our friends in Great Britain.  It is no longer there.  obama sent it back.  I wonder why?

Don't know whether to laugh or cry...


I wrote the dreaded semi-annual check to the county today to pay my property taxes.  Yeah, it hurts.

I went upstairs to get stamps to mail the check and for the return envelope to get my tax statement back so I can pay them again in March.

I was taking the stamps off of the roll when I noticed what was actually printed on them.

"Equality"  "Justice"  "Freedom"  "Liberty"

Nice sentiments.

Notice that the "Forever" that is printed on each stamp fits in nicely with the patriotic theme of the stamps.  Of course the true meaning of "forever" in this situation is that you don't have to buy new stamps when the postage rates go up.  No one will ever notice that or make the connection, I'm sure.

Except all of the things portrayed on the stamps are lost.  Have been for awhile.

Propaganda, mind control on a simple postage stamp.

Perhaps they are meant to be subtle reminders of what we gave up through our lack of attention and effort?

The snake is subtle...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.


Alternate universes...


"...go read one of the pro-obama pages on Facebook"

Or anyplace else, for that matter  :)

You gotta admit, that's some funny shit!  Sadly, it's way too true.

Special Task Force...

From: Modern Musket  

More specifically, Obama's specially appointed task force...no where to be found. -MM


Definition of a Liberal...


Yeah, kinda...  :)

What does the NSA do...?

NSA Maps Social Connections Of Some Americans, New York Times Reports 


WASHINGTON -- For almost three years the National Security Agency has been tapping the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections, allowing the government to identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, The New York times reported.
Citing documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, the Times reported that the NSA began allowing the analysis of phone call and e-mail logs in November 2010 to examine some Americans' networks of associations for foreign intelligence purposes after NSA officials lifted restrictions on the practice. The newspaper posted the report on its website Saturday.
A January 2011 memorandum from the spy agency indicated that the policy shift was intended to help the agency "discover and track" connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States, the Times reported.
The documents Snowden provided indicated that the NSA can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls and GPS location information, as well as property records and unspecified tax data, the paper reported.
NSA officials declined to say how many Americans have been caught up in the effort, including people involved in no wrongdoing, the Times reported. The documents do not describe what has resulted from the scrutiny, which links phone numbers and e-mails in a "contact chain" tied directly or indirectly to a person or organization overseas that is of foreign intelligence interest, the paper reported.

Read the rest here.


I read the article and then the comments.  As far as the comments go, it appears that some folks are starting to get it.  They also prove that some never will.  I don't think it matters anymore whether people "get it" or not.  I think it has gone too far and the PTB are in too deep.  The government has the power and they have all the neat toys...

Well, I doubt anyone is surprised that the NSA is using "social media" to "spy" on American citizens.  It's old news.

The one thing that these articles about government spying never mention is the network of blogs existing in America, and the world, today.  I wonder why that is?   Blogs are considered "social media", just like Facebook, Twitter and Pintarest, etc.  Perhaps they just don't care about blogs?  :)

Anything that you do on a computer or cell phone can be tracked and documented.   Anything!

Oh!  But they are only looking for communications that Americans have with others from outside the country.  That makes me feel better  Have you ever noticed all the visitors to your blogs from people "outside the country"?  Qatar?  Abu Dhabi in the UAE? Saudi Arabia?  Iran?  Iraq?  Pakistan?  Nigeria?  Kenya?  Israel?  The occasional visitor from Somalia or Syria?  You have all seen them.  Every day.  Do you suppose that those count as "contacts" with undesirable foreigners?

They say that they are only looking at contacts between Americans and foreign terr-err-ists.  That's good.  I can breathe a sigh of relief!  I don't chat with any terrorists, foreign or otherwise.

But wait...  How would they know who is having conversations with terrorists unless they were already checking everyone's private communications?  Oh!  They must already know who the terr-err-ists are and they are only looking at the communications between those known bad guys and Americans?  I wonder how they figured out who is who?  That makes me feel better, too.  More secure.  Safer.

I have always assumed that those other visits your blog receives everyday, the ones from DOD or DHS, (dot)gov and (dot)mil addresses, are just regular folks like you and me perusing the blogosphere in the same way you and I do.  That they are patriots and have the same interests as the rest of us.  Just killing time at work.  I wonder if they ever, just for shits and giggles, send someone out to talk to a blogger about the content of his or her blog?  You know, just for fun.  If so, I hope they only fuck with Liberals.

Anyway, I'm thinking that I don't really like the way things are going.

What bothers me the most about this whole spying thing is the knowledge that there are actually Americans who are willing to spy on their fellow citizens.  That makes me wonder what a person like that is made of.  "I was only following orders".  Or something.  LOL.  "If you see something, say something".  Same thing goes for the cop who is enforcing (usually with great zeal) the laws that infringe upon the rights of the citizen, along with the petty rules and regulations that make life difficult.  Some people are willing do anything for money, I guess.  Or for the sense of power that it gives them.  The sense of power, of control, over another human being, a fellow citizen.  (I do believe in Karma.  Yes, she can be a real bitch :))

I believe that there is a discernible line between doing something to protect a nation, and doing something that unnecessarily violates the rights of the citizens of a nation in the name of "protection".

If I think that obama sucks, and I publish a statement to that effect on my blog, could that statement cause me to be considered a domestic terrorist?  Could it single me out for special treatment?

How did we get here?  Where will it end?

28 September 2013

The Iron Lady...


What did you call me...?


Admit you're an addict...


Racist test...

Do you like him any better white?

Me neither.
See, you're not a racist.


I'm going to sleep better tonight knowing, finally, that I'm not racist.

According to the White House...


Seems about right.

He never was a leader...


Just a thug who ended up in Chicago.  He thinks that gives him the right to say he's from Chicago.  He thinks it makes him some kind of special.

He runs with a gang that encourages him and props him up.  None of the thoughts, plans or programs that he espouses are his own...   The people around him think for him and tell him what to do and say.  He has never been a leader.  A figurehead, perhaps.  A mouthpiece for others.  A mouthpiece for those who are pulling the strings, but never a leader.  A spoiled brat man-child dazzled by the trappings of power and grandeur that surround him.   A President most obviously a puppet being made to dance by others.

No real American President would even think of doing the things barack obama has done.  The only consistencies of his Presidency are his willful attempts to destroy America and all things American.

He may be an American citizen, but he is no American.

And America lacks the intestinal fortitude to stop him.  America has been so de-educated that we no longer know what to do about it...

So.  Here we are.  :)

27 September 2013

The Bin Laden lie...

Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden Raid “One Big Lie”

Pulitzer-prize wining journalist slams “pathetic” US media for failing to challenge White House
Paul Joseph Watson
September 27, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says that the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is “one big lie” and that “not one word” of the Obama administration’s narrative on what happened is true.

Image: President Obama.

In a wide-ranging interview published today by the Guardian, Hersh savages the US media for failing to challenge the White House on a whole host of issues, from NSA spying, to drone attacks, to aggression against Syria.
On the subject of the Navy Seal raid that supposedly resulted in the death of the Al-Qaeda terror leader, Hersh remarked, “Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true.”
Hersh added that the Obama administration habitually lies but they continue to do so because the press allows them to get away with it.
“It’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy [Obama],” Hersh told the Guardian.
The raid that supposedly led to Bin Laden’s death has been shrouded in mystery for over two years. Speculation that the Obama administration may have embellished or outright lied about the true account of what happened has persisted, mainly because the White House has refused to publicly release images of Bin Laden’s body.
Although the White House said the corpse was immediately “buried at sea” in line with Islamic tradition, it quickly emerged that this was not standard practice.
Numerous analysts have claimed that Bin Laden had in fact been dead for years and that the raid on his alleged compound in Pakistan was little more than a stunt.
Other questions also persist, such as why the narrative and timeline of the raid has changed multiple times, why the White House initially claimed that “situation room” photos showed Obama watching the raid live when in fact there was a blackout on the live feed, and why neighbors in the immediate area surrounding the compound said with absolute certainty that they had never seen Bin Laden and that they knew of no evidence whatsoever to suggest he lived there.

Read the rest here. 


True or not?  I dunno.  I do know that a lot of us who paid attention were aware that Bin Laden was suffering from advanced kidney failure long before he was "killed" in his Abbottabad compound 2 years ago.  For him to have survived 9 years in the harsh wilds of Afghanistan and Pakistan without medical attention and with such a well documented illness seems impossible.  But obama has the "ins" with Hollywood.  He can do anything and make it look real.

Whether the Bin Laden story suggested in the above article is true or not, I don't know.  The rest of what is said about all of the lies and media complicity is true.  A deaf, dumb and blind kid could figure that out.

Yeah, I went and saw Tommy while I was TDY to a small government training facility in Virginia back in early 1976.  Tina Turner was hotter than donut grease back then.  She still is.  :)

I do recall thinking at the time of the Bin Laden assassination that the story seemed hokey, that things didn't quite fit together as well as they should have.

He failed...


26 September 2013

Retirement programs that work...

It sure isn't the Social Security system of ours...

From David P.

Pensions: In Chile, a major study shows the nation's private retirement accounts provide workers pensions worth 87% of their salaries, 73% of that from profits on savings. So much for the canard about the perils of markets.
The story was front-page news in Chile's largest newspapers, El Mercurio and La Tercera, on Sept. 3, a powerful affirmation of what former Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain called "The Chilean Model" of private retirement accounts.
The study of 28,000 households by Dictuc, a consultancy affiliated with the Catholic University of Chile, showed that male workers who contributed just 10% of their salaries to their retirements for 10 years or more on average earned retirement checks worth about 87% of their top salaries. No 401(k) account needed.
That's because in 1981 Chile Labor Minister Jose Pinera replaced the country's bankrupt social security system with this famous system of private accounts.
It redirected workers' existing social security taxes to a new market-based system of investing choices that let workers make their own decisions in a program run by private companies.
The Dictuc study shows Chile's private pensions over three decades have yielded returns six times higher than what workers got under Chile's old social security system — which, by the way, was similar to ours.
The study shows that saving for retirement through the market is actually far less dangerous than relying on the government for pensions. Workers' returns on Social Security in the U.S. for those currently retiring is zero. For workers just starting their careers, the return is forecast to be negative as the trust fund goes bust.
More to the point, anyone who has to live on Social Security income alone is condemned to a life of poverty on those returns. The only alternative is for workers to double-down by opening 401(k) or IRA accounts.
Some 30 nations have adopted a version of Chile's private system. But in the U.S., the radical left, led by the same Big Labor unions that assured workers ObamaCare would improve their lives, have been warning that markets are far too dangerous to entrust workers' pensions to them.
The details of the Dictuc study shatter this pernicious myth: Data show workers earn an extraordinary 8.7% compound rate of return above inflation over a period of 32 years from the 10% of their salaries put away.
The compounding means that 73% of the pensions workers retire on comes from profit made on investments, with only 27% coming from their actual contributions. Profits accumulate even through market downturns, as was seen in 2008, because cost-averaging of investments cushions the impact.
Financial markets will never fall to zero, as scaremongers warn, except maybe if Armageddon hit. And if that's the case, Social Security would go bankrupt right along with it. There would be no economy to support it.
With Social Security's trust fund slated to go bust in 2035, maybe it's time to start thinking about how the lessons of Chile can benefit American workers, too.


Good one...


Good point.  If a prospective patient doesn't have a photo ID you might accidently treat someone who isn't covered.  Weird.

Is he a traitor...?



You tell me.

He is apparently ignorant of the fact that the United States is a sovereign nation.  If he is aware of the sovereignty of the United States and signed the treaty anyway he is either a traitor or he is playing a game.

I'm sure he knows that his signature means nothing unless and until Congress approves said treaty.  And I'm also pretty sure that he is fully aware that Congress isn't going to approve the treaty.  So...   I am sure he knows that the United States is a sovereign nation.  I'm sure he is aware that his signature on that treaty is purely symbolic.  What is the point of putting a worthless signature on a UN treaty?  To try to incite Patriots to action?

I can only conclude that he is (they are) playing a game.

I'm sure that Kerry is aware, as are obama and his minions, that the natives are getting restless in this country.  I'm wondering why these assclowns are pushing agendas that they know the people do not want and that they know are fomenting anger and discontent across the country?  They are fully aware that they are playing with fire next to a powder keg.  Why do you suppose they are doing that?   What are they expecting to happen?

I wonder how many people in this country are now able to see through obama's disinformation campaign?  I wonder how much support obama has lost since being elected?  I wonder how much further the people are going to allow themselves to be pushed?  I wonder why the Congress isn't doing anything about obama and his administration?  When brought before investigating committees and placed under oath, they refuse to testify.  What is Congress doing about that?  Our government is out of control.  They are lawless.  They refuse to obey the law and are not punished for doing so.

What is their end game?

I'm going to go out on a limb...  Race war.  That's what I think.  This country has become more divided in the past 5 years than it has been since the civil rights movement.  If obamacare is dismantled we will have war in the streets.  Too many people are expecting a lot more free shit, and to have it plucked away when it is so close may send them over the edge.  Impeachment will do the same thing.  He's being picked on by Whitey and they won't stand for it.  It amazes me how stupid some people really are.  Race war is the means to the end...  What happens after?

I wonder how the average German citizen felt during the 1930s as the SA and the SS were being formed and were consolidating their power?  I wonder how they felt as their society was being divided, half of it militarized and half of it shunned?  I'm wondering how they felt as an obvious dictator was coming to power, all the while claiming that he was creating a utopian democracy for them.  I'm sure that the Russians and Cambodians and...  Well, I'm sure they all felt the same way.  Half faced it with a sense of foreboding while the other half faced it with a sense of thrill.  Why does anyone want to control another?  Why does anyone want to be controlled?    Who owns the world?

Wow.  I can't differentiate the snark from the serious here.

Anyway...  Just rambling away here.

Better than what we have today...


What's the difference...?



Someone has apparently made some changes to Blogger...? Photos don't upload like they used to? I'll either figure it out or I'll fade away. Life is good. :)


~~~~~~ Yep.

24 September 2013

22 September 2013

21 September 2013

Canada seems to be smarter than we are...



Starting from this October (December in some countries), the Canadian government will have special requirements for travellers from specific countries, in other words most of these countries are Muslim. Now along with a passport and Visa, people travelling from countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Yemen, Nigeria, Albania, and Somalia will also have to give a finger print to Canadian Immigration, to ensure that multiple people are unable to enter Canada with the same Visa.

Other countries that are allies with Canada, such as China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Vietnam etc will only need as Visa, having an everlasting friendship with Canada.

Visitors from the USA, Britain, British Colonies, Israel, France, Bahamas, Australia etc will only need a passport.

You can see which countries are required to give a fingerprint at the Canadian govt website:

This is a very nice policy, keeping an eye on Muslims coming to our countries! Other countries should also implement this new regulation!

Link here.


Do not fret...

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:19

Because I can...


Yes, I know I've posted this before.  Several times, in fact.  I like it.  And it fits my mood this evening.

Well, duh...!


Giving your guns to the government has to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard of...

I've reached that age...


They all play the "blame game"...

"Addicted" Biden niece blames veep pressure...

Uncle Joe is making her life a living hell.

Friends say Caroline ­Biden is a “hot mess” with a history of booze and pill addiction — and she blames it all on the tremendous pressure she faces being the vice president’s niece.

“She would complain about it all the time,” a confidant, socialite Paul Johnson Calderon, said without a hint of sarcasm.

“She’s surrounded by a lot of people who use her because of who she is. Guys would want to date her because of who her ­uncle is.”

Cops were called to Caroline’s luxury rental apartment in Tribeca Tuesday morning when the 26-year-old allegedly went on a ­violent rampage, screaming and pounding on the doors in a fight with her roommate over unpaid rent. Caroline was arrested for taking a swing at a ­female cop.

The Georgetown University grad resisted going into a holding cell at a precinct station house and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in a rolling chair — bizarrely with a towel covering her head.
But Calderon said he wasn’t surprised by her wacky antics.

Read it all here...

Credit to The New York Post.

Yeah, I know that The Post is NYC's answer to The National Enquirer, but still...  :)

I think anyone would have issues being a relative of Creepy Uncle Joe, but it sounds to me like little Caroline Biden may be just a spoiled brat who feels "entitled".  Nothing unusual about that these days.  Nothing special.

My advice to Ms. Biden...?

Seriously. This is some funny shit...


Question is, why would you have spent your hard earned money at Starbucks, a company trying to play both sides of the 2A game?

obama's plan...


:)  Along with "gender neutral" children...

20 September 2013





How many lives could be saved...?


Crazy Ohio Cop...

Link here.


He has apparently been placed on leave.

Could be worse...


Happy Friday, boys and girls...  :)

A Free People...


19 September 2013

Spitting on their graves...


From my house...

Completely irrational...


The tooth brush salesman...

The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited.
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship.
  Little Sally led off. "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I  made $30" she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal  to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very  good", said the teacher.

Little  Debbie was next. "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45  and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very   good, Debbie", said the teacher.
Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath. Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467", he said.
"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"
"Toothbrushes", said Little Johnny. "Toothbrushes",  echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town", said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog poop!"  Then I  would say, "It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush? 

I used the President Obama method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it's free and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth."
Little Johnny got five stars for his assignment. Bless his heart.




Though I do think that the Democrats and Republicans belong together and that the Libertarians should replace the Republicans in the picture...

In bed together...

New York Times Editors, Columnists Met With Obama During Syria Push

NEW YORK -- In his new book, The Message, MSNBC.com editor Richard Wolffe describes how the Obama White House grew frustrated in 2011 with The New York Times after some negative editorials ran in the paper. President Barack Obama ended up calling Andy Rosenthal, the paper’s editorial page editor, and a couple weeks later Rosenthal and the Times editorial board went to the White House for an off-the-record meeting with the president.

But that wasn’t the last time Obama met with Times editorial board members. On Aug. 29, the president again sat down for an off-the-record discussion with Rosenthal and some members of the editorial board, according to sources familiar with the meeting. Times opinion columnists David Brooks, Gail Collins and Ross Douthat also attended, but editors for the paper's news pages did not.

The meeting came amid the White House’s push for military intervention in Syria, one of the topics discussed that day. The Times editorial board hadn't explicitly come out for or against a strike on Syrian President Bashar Assad before the meeting, and soon after the paper still expressed concerns about the administration taking action without congressional approval and broad international support.

On Aug. 26, The Times editorial board had stressed that the White House should try exhausting diplomatic efforts before striking Syria. The paper noted that while “Assad’s use of chemical weapons surely requires a response of some kind, the arguments against deep American involvement remain as compelling as ever.”
Two days later, The Times editorial board wrote that more answers were needed from the administration on Syria. "Obama has yet to spell out how that response would effectively deter further use of chemical weapons," the paper said.

On the afternoon of Aug. 30, Secretary of State John Kerry made the case that Syria had used chemical weapons, signaling that U.S. retaliation for crossing a "red line" drawn by Obama could be imminent. But the Times still seemed unconvinced that immediate action was the best course.

Read the rest here.


Anyone surprised?  obama is in bed with the media.  Color me shocked!

100 times a day...

Nameless And Shameless: Masked DEA Agents Raid Innocent Women, Refuse To Reveal Their Identities 

Over a three-day period in June 2007, heavily armed SWAT teams, supported by tanks and helicopters, descended on Detroit's Eight Mile Road. The massive operation involved police and agents from 21 different local, state and federal branches of law enforcement, and was intended to rid the notoriously crime-ridden area of drug houses, prostitutes and wanted fugitives.

After conducting hundreds of raids, the authorities made 122 arrests, according to The Detroit News, and seized about 50 ounces of marijuana, 6.5 ounces of cocaine and 19 guns.

When Caroline Burley, now 51, first heard the boom around 5:30 on the evening of June 13, it sounded like it had come from outside her bedroom window. She rushed to investigate, and as she came out of the room, a man with a gun confronted her, threw her into a wall and then hurled her to the floor. A SWAT team had burst through her front door. Wearing only her nightgown, she asked for mercy. She recently had back surgery, she explained. Instead, one officer, then another kept her close to the floor by putting a boot in her back, according to court filings.

Caroline's mother, Geraldine Burley, was sitting at her computer in the basement when she heard a loud thud overhead, followed by a scream from her daughter and a man's voice ordering Caroline Burley to the floor. When she ascended the stairs, she too found a gun pointed at her head, and a man ordered her to get on the floor as well. She thought at first that she was being robbed.

Geraldine, now 70, pleaded with the man to let her move to the floor slowly, explaining to him that she'd had both of her knees replaced. Instead, another officer approached, grabbed her by the face, demanded that she "get the fuck on the floor," then threw her into a table. She tumbled to the ground. At that point, she said later in a deposition, everything turned to "a fire, white and ringing in my ear." Another officer came up from the basement with her grandson, stepping on her knees in the process. She cried out again in pain.
The officers searched the home but found no drugs, weapons or any other contraband. (They arrested Geraldine's grandson on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.)

Since the 1980s, SWAT teams have become an increasingly common tool in the war on crime. By one estimate, more than 100 times per day in America, police teams break down doors to serve search warrants on people suspected of drug crimes. Innocent citizens like the Burleys often become the victims of violent law enforcement tactics.

Read the rest here.


Welcome to Amerika.  Welcome to the New World Order.

18 September 2013



I wanna be a pirate.

You've got to stand for something...


He's confused...


Tim doesn't give a shit...


I think I like Tim.  :)

Stand down...

Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.

A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead of aiding municipal officers.

The Capitol Police department has launched a review into the matter.

Aaron Alexis, 34, killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

"I don't think it's a far stretch to say that some lives may have been saved if we were allowed to intervene," a Capitol Police source familiar with the incident told the BBC.
Assault weapons ready
A former Navy reservist, Alexis was working as a technical contractor for the Navy and had a valid pass and security clearance allowing him entry to the highly secure building in south-east Washington DC.
About 8:15 local time (12:15 GMT), Alexis entered Building 197, headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command, which builds and maintains ships and submarines for the Navy, and opened fire.

Armed with a shotgun and a pistol he took from a guard he had shot, he sprayed bullets down a hallway and fired from a balcony down on to workers in an atrium.

He fired on police officers who eventually stormed the building, and was later killed in the shootout.
Multiple sources in the Capitol Police department have told the BBC that its highly trained and heavily armed four-man Containment and Emergency Response Team (Cert) was near the Navy Yard when the initial report of an active shooter came in about 8:20 local time.

The officers, wearing full tactical gear and armed with HK-416 assault weapons, arrived outside Building 197 a few minutes later, an official with knowledge of the incident told the BBC.

RTWT here.


If this is true, wouldn't it make whomever gave the order to "stand down" an accessory to murder?

Don't leave home without it...


I got an obama gun...



Allen West...

"The real lesson learned from Monday's US Navy Yard tragedy is that we have turned our military installations into gun-free zones, a free-fire area for an attacker. As in Ft. Hood, once an assailant breaches the perimeter security checkpoint they are in a target-rich environment of unarmed and defenseless uniformed service members and civilians. A Clinton-era Executive Order made this possible, so ...now what should be the safest place is in fact a kill zone. Let us not forget that 30 years ago 238 Marines lost their lives in Beirut because the ROE did not allow them to have weapons loaded, even at the security checkpoint. The response times at Ft. Hood and the Navy Yard were 10 and 7 minutes respectively...and in both cases the assailants were shot by civilian law enforcement, not military. Our enemies are watching."


"Our enemies are watching."

Yes, they are.

"Now, if that isn't an act of treason..."


17 September 2013


From David P.


Not sure, but it looks real enough to me...

We the People...


16 September 2013

Military base gun ban...

From The Washington Times    November 11, 2009

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in “gun-free zones” - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week’s slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire
Among President Clinton’s first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection. For the most part, only military police regularly carry firearms on base, and their presence is stretched thin by high demand for MPs in war zones.

Because of Mr. Clinton, terrorists would face more return fire if they attacked a Texas Wal-Mart than the gunman faced at Fort Hood, home of the heavily armed and feared 1st Cavalry Division. That’s why a civilian policewoman from off base was the one whose marksmanship ended Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s rampage.

Everyone wants to keep people safe - and no one denies Mr. Clinton’s good intentions. The problem is that law-abiding good citizens, not criminals, are the ones who obey those laws. Bans end up disarming potential victims and not criminals. Rather than making places safe for victims, we unintentionally make them safe for the criminal - or in this case, the terrorist.

The wife of one of the soldiers shot at Fort Hood understands all too well. In an interview on CNN Monday night, Anchor John Roberts asked Mandy Foster how she felt about her husband’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Ms. Foster responded: “At least he’s safe there and he can fire back, right?”

It is hard to believe that we don’t trust soldiers with guns on an Army base when we trust these very same men in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Clinton’s deadly rules even disarmed officers, the most trusted members of the military charged with leading enlisted soldiers in combat. Six of the dead and wounded had commissions.

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Damn.  That's all I have to say about that.


Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.
I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story.
So Lucy's enjoying her GYPSY life, and she's very pleased to be Lucy. Only issue is this one thing:
Lucy's kind of unhappy.
To get to the bottom of why, we need to define what makes someone happy or unhappy in the first place. It comes down to a simple formula:


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Good stuff  :)