Archive for May, 2013

Liberals have a very difficult time recognizing radical Islam. They have an even harder time uttering these words, or other words like, terrorism, jihadism and radical muslim. The left does not have difficulty blaming Christians for every perceived injustice, so why cant they blame jihadists for the Boston Marathon attack, the London beheading or Benghazi? Find out why on this ZoNation.

via PJTV — Islamic Terrorism: Why Is It So Hard For Liberals to Just Say It? – YouTube.

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via Liberty is Personal – "Unsung Heroes" told by Tom Palmer – YouTube.

Markets are much more than multinational corporations, banking firms, and stock brokerages on Wall Street, though all of those things are the result of a market system.Sound economies, from the biggest multinational banks to a childs sidewalk lemonade stand, operate on the principles of private property and exchange. These concepts are the building blocks of free societies, and it is the system of countless small trades, taken as a whole, that we call “the market.”It is important to note that these trades are positive sum win-win situations: each party agrees to a trade because they value what theyre getting more than what theyre giving up.And when those trades are voluntary–when nothing is preventing people from making trades or forcing people to make trades–that results in a free market, which makes everyone healthier, wealthier, more peaceful, and more technologically advanced.Thats what libertarians mean when they defend the free market.

via What Libertarians Mean By The Free Market – YouTube.

via High School Student, Jeff Bliss gives a lesson to his teacher at Duncanville, TX – YouTube.

You must first know that you CANNOT buy a gun from gun dealer on the internet or at a gun show without a background check. The “gun show loophole” does not really exist, the sales that don’t get the NICS instant check are those sales that are between individuals (usually in the parking lot because the actual gun dealers inside don’t want the competition) and internet gun sales from gun dealers are only shipped to your local dealer for delivery, and that local dealer runs the NICS check, fills out the paperwork, and charges a fee before he hands you that “internet purchase”.Anyone who sells five guns a year (even from an inherited collection) must have a Federal Firearms License and follow those rules or is already criminal.

Now explain to me how the feds will verify that a background check was ever made without keeping records of who the background checks were run on. Under the current system firearm dealers are required to keep them while the government is required by law to scrub the record of the check being called in within 24 hours. Any “universal” system will result in recordkeeping which will be a de facto registration system of gunowners if not specific guns. That still enables confiscation which has always followed registration at some later date.

That issue has been ignored and obfuscated by the misdirection of trying to get this backdoor registration enacted.

Quoting Admiral Akbar, “It’s a trap!”

Ascribing good intentions to politicRats is a fool’s game.

The mental illness and state felony needs are also fiction because they are already covered in the NICS checks, IF THE STATES AND SHRINKS BOTHER TO REPORT THEM.

Here is the list from fbi.gov:

Federal Categories of Persons Prohibited From Receiving

A delay response from the NICS Section indicates the subject of the background check has been matched with either a state or federal potentially prohibiting record containing a similar name and/or similar descriptive features (name, sex, race, date of birth, state of residence, social security number, height, weight, or place of birth). The federally prohibiting criteria are as follows:

  • A person who has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or any state offense classified by the state as a misdemeanor and is punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than two years.
  • Persons who are fugitives of justice—for example, the subject of an active felony or misdemeanor warrant.
  • An unlawful user and/or an addict of any controlled substance; for example, a person convicted for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past year; or a person with multiple arrests for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past five years with the most recent arrest occurring within the past year; or a person found through a drug test to use a controlled substance unlawfully, provided the test was administered within the past year.
  • A person adjudicated mental defective or involuntarily committed to a mental institution or incompetent to handle own affairs, including dispositions to criminal charges of found not guilty by reason of insanity or found incompetent to stand trial.
  • A person who, being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.
  • A person who, being an alien except as provided in subsection (y) (2), has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.
  • A person dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  • A person who has renounced his/her United States citizenship.
  • The subject of a protective order issued after a hearing in which the respondent had notice that restrains them from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner. This does not include ex parte orders.
  • A person convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime which includes the use or attempted use of physical force or threatened use of a deadly weapon and the defendant was the spouse, former spouse, parent, guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited in the past with the victim as a spouse, parent, guardian or similar situation to a spouse, parent or guardian of the victim.
  • A person who is under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

The third to last of these has often been used maliciously by proto-politicians, (lawyers who have yet to run for office) to punish, harrass and disarm potential victims as a tactic in divorce proceedings.

I can only guess why they lie about this, but it appears to me that it what has become, in fact, if not in name, the National Socialist American Union Workers Party has plans for emulating its predecessor.
(Godwin forgive me)

Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle’s wife, gave a somewhat emotional speech May 3, 2013 at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and known as the most lethal sniper in American military history,

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Kyle and a companion, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Erath County, Texas[16] by 25-year-old fellow veteran Eddie Ray Routh, whom Kyle and Littlefield had purportedly taken to the gun range in an effort to help him with his post traumatic stress disorder

via SEAL Chris Kyle's wife Taya Emotional Speech at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum – YouTube.

“Our species does these amazing things, but we’re not very good at governing ourselves,” says acclaimed science writer Charles Mann, who is author most recently of 1491: NEW REVELATIONS OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS. “Every time I feel really optimistic I look at something the government has done and I want to shoot myself.”

Mann joined the New York Times’ John Tierney for a wide-ranging discussion of government, human ingenuity, energy, agriculture, history, and the environment at an event hosted by the Reason Foundation at New York City’s Museum of Sex, which was held on April 24, 2013.

Tierney and Mann discussed why the industrial revolution wouldn’t have happened without imported rubber (1:40); why the locavore movement (of which Mann counts himself a member) is a fraud (3:58); how China screwed up its agriculture (8:30); Mann’s debate with best-selling writer and agricultural determinist Jared Diamond(16:20); why humans won’t exhaust all resources necessary for their survival (as a zebra mussel might) (21:20); how new methods for extracting methane hydrates, which are natural gas molecules trapped under the seafloor, could double existing energy reserves (23:00); and whether he’s concerned about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracking (54:33).

via Why We'll Never Run Out of Energy: Q&A with Science Writer Charles Mann – YouTube.