Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from New Hampshire!

May this Christmas bring you and your family
the love and warmth of the season.

Peace to you, one and all!!

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." ~ Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ~ Janice Maeditere

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~ Agnes M. Pharo

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Designs For State Flags


As if we haven't had enough lunacy in our United States of America... Ed Mitchell now wants all of the States in the country to change their flags to promote "unity".

Personally, I think someone has too much time on his hands.
"Industrial designer Ed Mitchell has redesigned each of the flags of the states in the union to make them each carry a unified design across all 50 states.

Why? They didn’t look like they belonged together.

“When you look at them all together, there’s no indication they come from the same nation,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell, who works for product design firm Bresslergroup in Philadelphia, took a look at the flags of all 50 states and was bothered by the lack of a blanket design scheme. “Discordant” was how he described them as a group on the project’s website. They also broke every rule of flag design. Yes, there are rules to flag design.

Those rules include simplicity (meaning a child could draw it from memory), relevant symbolism, no more than three basic colors, no text or seals, and a distinctive look that doesn’t ape other flags.

Mitchell set about unifying color and proportion across all fifty flags, using a vibrant red, white, and blue for each, while retaining some sense of symbolism for each. Mitchell only wanted to use the colors in the American flag. He says that what he ended up with represents a more united America.

As they stand now, our state flags have no unity, Mitchell says."
An article in Wired states:
"Mitchell’s first move was to strip away “everything that reminded me of a divided nation,” he writes. All the Confederate-related stars and bars had to go. He took up some new symbols: the star and the stripe, for obvious reasons, along with the eagle, the olive branch, the shield, and Lady Liberty. He focused on geography as a key to a state’s visual identity, using blue to represent water, and triangles to represent hills, valleys and mountains. He also shrunk down the proportion of the flag, making it 1 by 1.5–a slightly boxier version than the longer 1 by 1.9 American flag, and a shape that looks appropriately subordinate flying under the Stars and Stripes on a flagpole."

So this guy thinks that the only colors that should be used in state flags are red white and blue and that the flags should be very simplistic. He wants to ditch any hint of history, symbolism and state seals and change the sizes of the flags as well.

The thing is this... every state in the union is not a clone of the federal government. They do not exist for the federal government.  The fact is that each state in our union SHOULD be different and unique. Every state was meant to be a laboratory that tries out different ways of governing and different ways of solving problems that face their citizens. Our union is merely a collection of individual self governing states. So it's our diversity which makes us successful. State flags represent their uniqueness and defines them, be it through their state seal, or some other icon. There's no need to have them look alike or cede their identity to a "higher governing power".

This whole notion of state flags promoting "unity" under the red, white and blue is a bunch of hogwash meant to dilute the importance of state sovereignty and individuality and obliterate an element of a state's identity.

We might as well think of this as the dumbing down of American flag design.

I hope you take a moment to look at the flag designs Mitchell proposes.
They are childish, meaningless, cold, simplistic and unnecessary; certainly not as colorful, or interesting as our current collection of state flags.

I sure hope Mitchell's idea goes nowhere.


These are state flags to fly and be proud of.
They represent the diverse fabric and history of this country.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Navy Seals Ordered To Remove Navy Jack from Their Uniforms


Top brass under King Obama has made another edict to our troops...

This from the article by Carl Higbie at the Daily Caller.
The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War on Terror.

So why would ranking SEAL commanders ban the historical symbol? Is the proverbial top bass banning the flag? Is President Obama?

Clearly the administration and sycophant “top brass” officers have degraded America’s military prestige; from hand-tying rules of engagement, to uniform regulations that make our military allegedly more compatible with foreign forces, to the banning of an awe-inspiring flag that traces its roots to the first U.S. Navy. We have a civilian-led military, but why should our ranking commanders be complicit in the administration’s war on it? Why don’t they stand up to Obama and his leftist cronies?  ...
After reading the email, I first wondered, ‘why?’ (Actually, first I headed to the gym to take out my frustration and anger on some unsuspecting weights with the fury and intensity only a former Navy SEAL can exert.) Why would our leaders sell out our heritage? Why would they rob present and future sailors of our battle cry?
When a friend of mine asked his leadership the same question, he was told, “The Jack is too closely associated with radical groups.” We must assume that this thought policeman embedded in the SEAL community is speaking of the Tea Party, whose flag (which also dates from the American Revolution) depicts a snake with the same defiant slogan as The Navy Jack.
This begs yet another question: Who defines “radical group”? The last time I checked, all military personnel are under oath to “support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The Tea Party stands for constitutional rights and founding principles of civil liberties and limited government. Radical? Not unless you’re a leftist hell-bent on destroying the foundations of our country. Or as the President has stated as the objective of his presidency, “to fundamentally transform” America.
My friends asked me what they should do about this order. I answer them by saying, “You took an oath to defend this country from enemies foreign and domestic. Will you put your career before country? Will you put your career before your sacred oath?” I cannot tell anyone how to respond. I can tell you though that an enemy — foreign or domestic — that tries to take the Navy Jack from my uniform could only do so by ripping the patriotic patch from the uniform of my cold, dead body.
We all have choices to make. The Obama administration and the yes-men top brass have decided to wage war on our Navy’s heritage. Will the SEALs choose to defend that heritage and defy them, with all the impertinence the flag’s slogan implies? Or will they be tread upon?
Additionally, Chris Hagerman writes
The “Don’t Tread On Me” flag or First Navy Jack has flown on naval ships throughout our history including during the American Revolutionary War.  The rattlesnake is especially significant and symbolic.  The rattle has thirteen layers, signifying the original Thirteen Colonies.
Official Navy instruction has authorized all naval ships to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War On Terror.
Why is it then that senior personnel from within WARCOM and Naval Special Warfare are putting out instructions and memos stating that Navy SEALs are no longer authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread on Me” patch on their combat uniforms along with other custom patches?
I have heard some defend this action stating that it is due to trying to maintain uniformity between the operators.  We all know that is complete garbage.  As members of special operations, we have had the ability to wear custom uniforms that often did not always match our teammates.  We also could wear our own custom patches.  These include state flag patches, unit or platoon patches, or just plain motivational patches.  From wearing blue jeans in Vietnam and non-military hunting camouflage patterns currently, to wearing the Punisher, Crusader, or Navy Jack on our uniforms or body armor, special operations personnel bring the fight to the enemy using battle symbols we feel strongly about.
Whether it be a symbol of our heritage or a sign to strike fear into our enemies, it is clear to me that someone sitting behind a desk needs to keep their politics or weaknesses away from the Teams and all other special operations personnel.
ALL:
WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III and any patches worn on the sleeve.
All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American Flag patch on the right shoulder.  You are no longer authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread On Me” patch.
Again the only patch authorized for wear is the American flag on the right shoulder. Please pass the word to all.
Thanks,
Senior Enlisted Advisor
[Name Redacted]
Also there's a good article by Tim Brown at Freedom Outpost - he says:
This begs the question of who is defining "radical groups." I can tell you that Mohamed Elibiary is one that advises the Department of Homeland Security on terrorism and we know that efforts have been made in that department, as well as other agencies in the federal government to purge Islam from the roster of radical groups and terrorism. They have even sought to give preferential treatment to Islamic supremacists. However, we've also noticed an alarming mention of Christians, Tea Party advocates, Constitutionalists, liberty minded people and conservatives being listed as radicals. Noticably missing are liberals, socialists, communists, Marxists and the like.
and I had to also share this last thought with you from Joshua Flashman:
"The SEALs are allowed to go into combat wearing just about anything they want. Our best gunfighters currently serve all over the world wear things on their clothes as unique and individualized as special platoon patches, their home state's flag, cargo shorts, ball caps, non-military hunting camouflage (mossy oak, etc.), jeans, other service branch/foreign nation cammo patterns, and even just regular civilian clothes.

Now all of the sudden, these men who's gunslinging skills are so high that they're given ridiculous latitude in what they can wear into combat suddenly can't wear the Navy Jack (which is currently flying from EVERY U.S. Navy ship) because it too closely resembles the famous, Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag that the Tea Party uses as a symbol? So Navy brass has identified the Tea Party as a "radical group," and because of that, the Virginia state flag is no longer authorized, because we wouldn't want the SEALs to be associated with a group that supports the "extremist" political position of following the Constitution and limited government."

Make no mistake - there is a purge going on in our military... and anyone who will question the White House, or speak out against absurd policies will be dealt with... and apparently anyone who dares show any inkling of support for those who dare speak or express "Don't Tread On Me" will be dealt with as well.  We need Oathkeepers now more than ever!

Our military is being dismantled, discouraged, demoralized and weakened... and orders are now concerned with political correctness, absurd protocols and tests of where an enlisted person's loyalties lay... will he or she fire on other Americans? will he or she speak out against unconstitutional orders??  will he or she follow unconstitutional orders??  ... and in the meantime this country has seen the militarization of peace officers, the abandoning of posse comitatus, and now there are calls for the TSA, (hired/selected, paid employees of the government) to be armed at Homeland Security checkpoints.

Are you getting the picture yet??    
Are. you. getting. the. picture. yet??

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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SECNAV Instruction 10520.6
SECNAVINST 10520.6
NO9B1
31 May 2002
SECNAV INSTRUCTION 10520.6

From: Secretary of the Navy
To: All Ships and Stations (less Marine Corps field addressees not having Navy personnel attached)

Subj: DISPLAY OF THE FIRST NAVY JACK DURING THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

Ref: (a) U.S. Navy Regulations, 1990

1. Purpose. To provide for the display of the first navy Jack on board all U.S. Navy ships during the Global War on Terrorism.

2. Discussion. As the first ships of the Continental Navy readied in the Delaware River during the fall of 1775, Commodore Esek Hopkins issued a set of fleet signals. His signal for the “whole Fleet to Engage” the enemy provided for the “strip’d Jack and Ensign at their proper places.” Thus, from the very beginning of our Navy, the Jack has been used on board American warships. The first navy Jack was a flag consisting of 13 horizontal alternating red and white stripes bearing diagonally across them a rattlesnake in a moving position with the motto “Don’t Tread On Me.” The temporary substitution of this Jack represents an historic reminder of the nation’s and Navy’s origin and will to persevere and triumph.

2. Action. The first navy jack will be displayed on board all U.S. Navy ships in lieu of the Union Jack, in accordance with sections 1259 and 1264 of reference (a) . The display of the first Navy Jack is an authorized exception to section 1259 of reference (a). Ships and craft of the Navy authorized to fly the first Navy Jack will receive an issue of four flags per ship through a special distribution.


Gordon H. England
 For more about the history of the Navy Jack - please read this.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Mouse Goes RFID



I just got back from a short visit to Walt Disney World Resorts. Specifically I stayed at the Disney Yacht Club. Upon check-in I was given this lovely bracelet which contains an RFID chip, although I could have refused it and just gotten a plain old card (like a credit card) with the chip embed in it... but I figured, what the heck... let's give this a whirl. Had I known about this beforehand, I could have even pre-ordered one in a color of my choice!

In any case, the bracelet has information on it which links to your Disney "account".  It combines your room access, park passes, credit card (for purchases) and other aspects of your reservation.

Upon check-in you are presented with a rather large box.. which contains your bracelet, with your name printed inside the box and on the bracelet itself.  Some families get multiple bracelets in one box... here is what it all looks like:  (click on the photo for a closer look)


What an incredible waste of resources ... thousands of boxes printed and then thrown away.
But what is really creepy is the personalization both on the box and on the back of the bracelet itself.

The bracelet is then placed on a scanner where the registration people transfer/sync-up all of your information.  You then get to select a PIN number so that if someone happens to find a lost bracelet they cannot use it without the PIN number.

and here is what the readers look like... you match up the Mouse on your bracelet to the reader and type in your PIN for transactions:

and the one on your room door for access:


It's that easy!

Ok so everyone is so excited to have these bracelets - it makes it so easy to get around and spend money and do stuff.. and so many people were wearing them! It's like being part of a special "club"...
and I was told how you had to have actual "contact" with readers and that no long range reader can read these RFID bracelets so they are "identity safe"... but they also admit in their privacy policy that there are long range readers that can read the bracelets - and it records your "experiences" and Disney may use that information for future targeted marketing.. plus
"The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect guest information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable." 
How nice.

The bracelets themselves are kind of big and clunky.... oh, and if you have a pacemaker or some other kinds of implants, you should check with your doctor to verify that it is safe to wear.

It is apparent that Disney is very heavily invested in this technology .. there are readers everywhere and every person checking in gets one.. especially the kiddos.  In fact, this technology probably saves Disney lots of money in resources when it comes to lost children.. just scan the kid and Bingo! they can be re-united with mummy and daddums in no time flat.

So if you don't mind being tagged like a barnyard animal or sporting a modern high-tech version of the Nazi Concentration Camp tattoos.. then it's cool!

Oh, and one other item I should mention... anytime you enter a Disney Park your bags are searched ... and when you scan your bracelet (or present your RFID chipped card) they also take a scan of your pointer finger!


Unless of course, you are me and refuse to have a fingerprint scan done!
I told the attendant that I did not want to scan my fingerprint and he had me step aside and present a photo ID to another attendant... that was all.  He looked at my driver's license and then at me and gave me the "okey-dokey" to proceed into the park.

So Disney, a private corporation, is collecting thousands of fingerprint scans of people from all over the world, everyday ... and people willingly and blindly give up this personal biometric without question or hesitation when entering the parks!! How compliant and passive people are with these sorts of things.. it's really quite frightening.  I am certain they do not know or care to know why it's being done or what is done with their bio-metric.

The attendant told me that they use this procedure for "identification". Of course they must attach the finger scan to your "account record" after scanning your bracelet (or RFID card).   Although they say in their privacy policy that the fingerscan (Ticket Tag) is converted to a code and the actual fingerprint discarded, one can only wonder how true that is.

In any case, I had the bracelet but never used it to charge anything - and only used it to get into my hotel room and most of the time had it in my handbag.  I didn't much appreciate the thought of being tagged, but just about everyone else thought it was a wonderful addition making their stay truly "Magical".

As for me.. I wasn't impressed with their "technology ... I was somewhat annoyed with it ... and it didn't do anything to "enhance my visit".  If you ask me, all of this RFID stuff is too Minority Report-esque for my liking.

I understand that there is technology being developed that when it is determined who you are (via biometrics or any other collected information), your friends faces on Facebook (and other Social Media)  will be collected and morphed together so that advertising can be tailored to you... in other words, that person in the ad selling Coca-Cola to you will look vaguely familiar, friendly and trustful to you.... need I say more?

Have a Magical Day!

 


  

Friday, October 25, 2013

Obama's Stalinesque Purge of The Military



 197 officers have been relieved of duty since 2009 - Yes, 197... and that's a partial list.
(another article is here)

With reasons ranging from “leaving blast doors on nukes open” to “loss of confidence in command ability” to “mishandling of funds” to “inappropriate relationships” to “gambling with counterfeit chips” to “inappropriate behavior” to “low morale in troops commanded” to "budget cuts"...

It seems though more likely that these are the commanders who probably would not blindly follow orders to shoot American citizens or confiscate weapons from legal gun owners... and it is being said that this has become a new "litmus test" for command...


One commenter on this article stated, "This all part of the disarming of America and the systematic weakening of our military, this exactly what socialist govt's have done and are still doing today, example..Venezuela, Bolivia are just two that come to mind..not to mention attacks on the press...freedom of expression......anyone or anything that does not agree with the regimes way of thinking is the enemy."

When Obama says words like "My Military" - what does that really mean?
I think we might be getting a clue.

This is not good at all... not at all good.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Entitlement Addiction Withdrawal May Be On The Horizon

Cavuto Speaks of Nov. 1st Riots
Interesting discussion about the upcoming decrease in foodstamp allocation.




Might be a good idea to stay away from any cities on November 1.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Good Things


I am sure you have a list of good things too.
It's important that we figure out what is good in our lives since so much out of our control is not so good these days.
We have a mess in Washington DC - along with uncertainties in the rest of the world.

It might be time for each of us to reflect what is good and worth preserving in our own little corner of the world.

Our family has settled into a lovely new place, and we have begun some planning for ourselves.
We see an urgency to take care of ourselves (healthwise and household-wise) and to become part of a local community.

Self-sufficiency has become a theme of sorts.
So there is another list we've made - the things we need to do to be more self-sufficient.
Currently that list is being worked on... and we'll keep you posted :)

For starters, there will be a garden and chickens. 

In the meantime, here's some fun projects for you!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mourning on the 4th of July - Independence Day 2013


I am re-posting this from last year with some updated comments - it is incredibly still relevant and still as alarming. 

No Red, White and Blue for me this year.
I am in mourning.

It's not that I am not patriotic.
And it's not because I don't love my country.
Quite the opposite.

I will be wearing black again this 4th of July - to mourn the loss of our freedoms and the trampling of our Constitution by Washington and the Obama administration. If you think everything is hunky dory in America, wear Red White and Blue on Independence Day, have a hot dog, and celebrate the illusion of the freedoms Americans pretend to enjoy. If you want to do something about getting those freedoms back, wear black instead and tell people why.

I will tell you why:
-We've lost our 4th amendment rights and others have been severely eroded.

-SWAT Teams can kick down your door and shoot you and your dog dead - no questions asked. They can also drag you out of your home and put you in indefinite detention.

- You are forbidden to protest anywhere near where the President, or any other federal VIP, may be speaking.  

- Our president takes orders from NATO and the UN; Not Congress.

- There is no such thing as Posse Comitatus anymore, and our military is now acting as policing forces in our own country. Russian troops are being trained to be used as policing forces in America. (Sounds like they are expecting riots)

- Government agencies have been purchasing millions of rounds of ammunition - including hollow point.  They are also purchasing guns and training agents to shoot at American citizens. 

- TSA/Our government is groping little old ladies and children at airports, and desensitizing the population to this kind of humiliating treatment in the the name of "security".

- Our government (NSA) freely listens in on our telephone conversations and reads our mail, checking our credit card statements and phone bills. No warrants needed.... no probable cause.

- We are being mandated to buy healthcare.

- One seventh of our nation is on foodstamps, our troops get cold meals and cannot have 4th of July fireworks, White House tours halted, while our leader and his family fly all over the world to vacation and have a good time as we serfs foot the bill.

- Our President acts like a dictator with his executive orders and Congressional "end arounds". A perfect example is his directing the DOJ not to deport people who have obviously broken immigration laws. The President is more interested in appeasing a voter base then upholding the law.

- More and more people are being made dependent of government handouts...so that they will continue to vote for people who will give them handouts.

- Every single day there is another Constitutional abuse, or scandal coming out of Washington, with hardly a care or rebuke. The oath of office means nothing to too many. Scandals come and go until the next news story comes out to bury serious corrupt behavior in the public consciousness. The American public is becoming inundated with so much bad political behavior that it is obvious that the Cloward Piven model of overwhelming the system is fully operational. 

- Our President has a "kill list" and it is possible for American citizens to be on that list.

How can I possibly wear Red, White and Blue when our Republic is dying? and when our Congress does not have the backbone to end this madness, or to use the means to properly punish people like Attorney General Eric Holder and others in the Dept. of Justice who are likely covering up some of the biggest government scandals ...(Fast and Furious - Benghazi).


How can I possibly wear Red, White and Blue when my own government believes that Liberty Lovers such as me are "potential terrorists"?  When my government puts out a reports that state that the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists:
- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;

- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty);

- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
It is time to redouble our efforts to take back our beloved Republic.
Today I will be wearing black - and I will re-read the Declaration of Independence.

How about you?
Will you be waving an American flag that was made by slave labor in China? or one that was made by an American worker?
Think about it. 


Friday, June 28, 2013

Ben Swann - Discloses Syria

Obama (America) is sending money and arms to rebels who are not "the good guys".
Watch this and you will no doubt be furious regarding our involvement in this Syrian conflict.




Blowback?
You ain't seen nothing yet.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Weatherman Admits To Military Chemtrail Dumping

Whoa...

So when do you think this dude will get fired?




Trailer of the Film "What in the World are they Spraying?"



They are poisoning the sky, the land and us.

Watch the full length movie
"What in the World are they Spraying"?


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Illegal Immigration - Wheeling And Dealing In DC


An 1,100 page behemoth bill is being crafted in the Senate.
Votes for this bill are being bought with treats and pork like never before.
This is not representation for the American people!
This bill is not even good for this country nor will it really secure our borders.

Everyone in the US will end up "being registered" and it rewards lawbreaking illegals with preferential treatment.
This bill is garbage and should be wholly rejected.

- and of course Sen. Schumer is threatening riots in the streets if this bill is not passed...
"On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Democrat sponsor of the illegal alien amnesty bill currently making its way through the U.S. Senate, said their would be mass riots in our streets if the Republican majority blocks the bill when it comes to the House."
- and of course the Democrat party is salivating over millions of new voters to support them in the next election.  

Most Senators do not even know what they are voting for, nor do they seem to care what is really in this bill.. they are just getting whatever deal they can in return for their vote.

It is being crammed down our throats just like that mess called Obamacare.

The new Immigration Bill:

1. will COST Taxpayers $6.3 Trillion, just for amnesty; via Heritage Foundation
2. contrary to Rubio’s rhetoric, his no-welfare claim doesn’t hold up to scrutiny.
3. illegal aliens won’t have to pay back taxes to the US (page 68).
4. allows illegal aliens to access state and local welfare benefits immediately.
5. calls for a national biometric database on all adult Americans.
6. requires every American to obtain a National ID card to work legally in the U.S.
7. grants amnesty simply after submitting a security ‘trigger’ ‘PLAN’.
8. same chain migration provisions extended to family outside US at DHS discretion.
9. DREAM fast-track amnesty with NO age cap allows citizenship in five years.
10. over 400 waivers, exceptions, and exclusions. Enormous power grab by DHS.
11. grants amnesty to criminals and gang members. Criminal ‘catch & release’ easier.
12. makes legal immigrants eligible for subsidized Obamacare upon arrival. Costly.
13. $150 million SLUSH FUND for kickbacks to groups who wrote, promoted bill.
14. border agents put under thumb of DOJ; Office of Civil Rights (Sec.1111,1112, 1113).
15. prohibits border officers apprehending alien who “appear eligible” for legalization (69-70).
16. guts state laws prohibiting employment of illegal aliens. Anti-Arizona crowd; Rubio.
17. requires taxpayers to foot the bill for illegals to fight deportation.
18. on page 496, the bill explicitly ‘preempts’ states from enforcing immigration laws.
19. does not require Amnestied illegal aliens to learn English; Or even ‘de facto’ English.
20. provides protection for illegal identity thieves, but no restitution for victims.
21. amnestied aliens who stole American identities given new SS # and clean slate.
22. allows aliens, lobbies to sue US government for amnesty (page 75). Lawyer prize.
23. employers who aided fraud by accepting bogus ID’s, SS #’s won’t face penalty.
24. Families of elderly parents now living outside US, eligible for fed benefits in 10 yrs.
25. deportations are suspended for everyone here; bill invites deported to come back.
26. allows aliens who have been deported to return and get legalization (pages 61-66).
27. makes application’s secret; never be used by DHS for deportation (page 118).
28. ostensibly halts all deportations for 2.5 yrs. Subject to sole discretion of DHS.
29. no fence. The plan only calls for DHS Secretary to “establish fence strategy”.
30. gives secretary of DHS the sole power to certify if the borders is secure.
31. provisions in bill show that 66% of Southern border will be unprotected.
32. Requires only 3 of 9 southern border sectors to have 90% apprehension rate.
33. no biometric exit-entry system as currently required by law. Watered-down provisions.
34. “community organizers” educate immigrants on citizenship and American principles.
35. no DHS requirement to interview applicants for legalization (pg.105). Rubber-stamp.
36. no gov’t documents or background checks required to identify new immigrants.
37. discourages DHS from deporting aliens even if denied legalization.(Sec. 245B-3-A)
38. prohibits alien deportation until after appeals are exhausted years into future (page 73).
39. eligible for legalization even if found by court a phony asylum application filed (page 66).
40. puts drastic limitations on “profiling” on employer side and law enforcement side.
41. Rubio’s proclaimed Border Commission is only glorified DHS advisory committee.
42. easy pathway to get asylum. Eliminates 1-year window for asylum (page 551).
43. grants tremendous political power to the Mexican gov’t, Left groups and La Raza.
44. every form of enforcement promised was promised in 1986, 1990, 1996 immigration acts.
45. E-verify and watered-down visa tracking system are not implemented for TEN years.
46. replaces E-verify with unspecified verification system not available for years (p. 503)
47. adds addt’l 33M permanent workers via amnesty, future immigration in 10 yrs. Graph.
48. special-interest provisions, favors connected agribiz special interests, not small farms.
49. requires immigration officers help aliens apply; advertise legalization program (page 93).
50. opens door for class action lawsuits; judges appoint taxpayer-funded council (p. 567).

Horrible provisons.
Miserable bill.
This needs to be defeated and immigration laws need to be fixed properly - not done like this circus act.

Heaven help us all.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!


For all of you fathers out there ..
Today is YOUR day!
Have a wonderful day.. you deserve it!

I hope you spend it surrounded by the people who love and appreciate you the most.







My dad, Leonard Theodore, passed away in 1997 at the age of 77 years.
He was a terrific dad, a loving grandfather and a really great person.
I miss him so very very much.
I know he would be so proud to see what his grandchildren have accomplished so far.
He served in World War 2 in the Pacific, and then came home and raised a family.
He did wonderful things in his community - like being a Boy Scout Master - and working to help raise money for our synagogue. He was always there to help a neighbor in need. He was hard working guy. He was honest and loving and had a great sense of humor. He helped raise 3 children and he was always there when they got themselves into some sort of jam.

He was an avid bowler too - and bowled 2 perfect games in his bowling career.
One 300 game happened shortly before he died.
The picture above shows him with the trophies he won for bowling a perfect game.
He was an avid Yankees fan.
Dad was an inspiration to me and I will always hold him dear in my heart.
Happy Father's Day dad, wherever you are in the universe!



The other wonderful Dad in my life is my husband.
The photo above shows him on the right sharing a glass of wine with our boys on Mother's Day.
He's is a fantastic dad.
Everyone who knows him appreciates his sense of humor.
As a dad, he is always there for our children to offer words of advice, encouragement and candor.
He's always been there whenever the kids needed help or guidance.
He always made time for our children and makes family his priority.
He's accomplished many things; like becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster.
He's been involved with Boy Scouts and Homeschool projects and much much more..
He learned to brew his own beer and make his own yogurt.

There's so much I could say about him... but most of all he is honest, loving, kind-hearted and self-reliant, and I can't imagine having anyone else be the father of my children.
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life.  
This July we celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary... and I would do it all again in a heartbeat!


As you enjoy Father's Day here are a few Father's Day quotes:
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -David O. McKay

"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~Clarence Budington Kelland

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” -Unknown

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Time For Some Truth In Media!

Are you sick of "controlled narratives" and "media messages" passing for news?
Anyone who supports getting the real truth should support this effort:




Let's end corporate controlled BS propagandist media and bring on real investigative reporting!
The Truth will help to rebuild America!
Independent News will help make it happen!



Friday, June 7, 2013

Surveillance Nation

Fourth Amendment - Totally trashed.
So now it has been revealed how the US government is spying on American citizens... using phone records, social media, the Internet and a whole host of other means.

I present the new theme song of the National Security Agency (NSA).



America... what will you do to stop these abuses?
Will you continue to allow government spying on you?
Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty and warrants?
Whatever happened to the right to privacy?

You can thank the Patriot Act for this type of tyranny.
So - who voted for the Patriot Act???

Our government is using the NSA to collect phone records of completely innocent people and using the IRS to attack their political adversaries... they are trying to disarm the public while sending arms and money to enemies abroad.. this and much more... NOT a GOOD situation folks.... Not at all Good!

and who among us was called a lunatic when we said this kind of thing would happen?




More on Surveillance here.



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Brave Testimony Regarding IRS Abuses

Must see if you haven't already.

Powerful testimony by Patriots to US Lawmakers investigating the IRS scandal, whereby the IRS was delaying applications and requiring information of Patriot/Tea Party groups solely based on their political activities and/or dissemination of information.






Bravo to Becky Gerritson and Karen Kenney ... both women embody Americans who have had enough of the overreach and corruption and thuggery of this government - Eloquent, Factual, Respectful, and Heartfelt. These are the types of people who should hold government office because THEY understand what this country and its founding is all about.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CCDL Files Lawsuit In CT While CT Lawmakers Draft Additional Secret Legislation

 

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hiller Sports, MD Shooting and several individuals (all Plaintiffs) filed a legal complaint that is intended to overturn the recent ban on guns of common use in the State of Connecticut.

The Press Release put out by CCDL said in part:
Today, a widely anticipated lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, challenging the constitutionality of the new firearms law that was passed hastily by the Connecticut legislature in response to the tragic shooting in Newtown by a disturbed individual. The lawsuit seeks immediate injunctive relief and a ruling declaring the new law unconstitutional under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It alleges that Connecticut’s new firearms law is not only unconstitutional but dangerous, since it makes both citizens and law enforcement less safe by depriving citizens of firearms that are in common use throughout the country. The very firearms and design features banned by the new law are commonly used in part because of safety, accuracy and ease-of-use features that make them effective in the hands of citizens who must defend themselves and their families against criminals and the mentally ill who do not obey such laws.

Brought on behalf of individual gun owners, retailers, and citizen’s defense and sportsmen’s organizations,the lawsuit seeks to vindicate the constitutional rights of citizens who are harmed by the broad prohibitions and unworkable vagueness of the new law. The legal challenge focuses on Connecticut’s ban of more than 100 additional common firearms that the law now dubs “assault weapons” and on the ban of standard design features, including magazines that hold more than 10 round of ammunition, t
hat provide improved safety, accuracy, and ease-of-use. The lawsuit also challenges the practical bans imposed by the new law on an even broader array of firearms due to the law’s vague language and interpretative confusion combined with severe criminal penalties.

Plaintiffs bringing the lawsuit include individuals such as an elderly widow who lives alone in a rural area where the emergency response time of a lone resident trooper serving the area is 45 minutes, a rabbi whose synagogue in the Bridgeport area has been broken into by intruders, a young professional woman whose efforts to defend herself are made more difficult by the loss of an arm due to cancer, among other individuals. In addition, retailers whose businesses have been severely harmed by the law have joined the lawsuit, which was conceived and organized by fellow-plaintiff organizations the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, commonly known as CCDL, and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen. Both organizational plaintiffs represent large numbers of Connecticut citizens whose rights to own the firearms of their choice for self-defense and other lawful purposes, such as sports shooting and hunting, have been harmed by the new prohibitions.

Donations to help fund the ongoing legal battle are being accepted by CCDL.
How to Donate to Litigation Fund:
If members wish to to donate, please utilize our PayPal link (can also be found on their website) or mail your contributions to:
CCDL Inc.
PO Box 642
Groton, CT 06340  


and in the meantime - the same culprits who passed this anti-gun legislation in the CT Legislature are preparing to pass legislation - without the benefit of any public input - and in a very sneaky and unusual manner which goes against all rules of law making - which would restrict public access to the details of the Newtown shooting. Apparently these lawmakers wish to keep vital information about the shooting from the public eye under the guise of "protecting the privacy of the victims' families".
A draft of the bill was released Wednesday afternoon by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, which has been working behind the scenes in recent weeks on drafting the language with legislative leaders and the office of the state's top prosecutor, Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane.

Word of the planned legislation was kept from the public until Tuesday, when The Courant obtained a copy of an email written by a Kane assistant that said Malloy's legal staff told him a draft of a "special act" would be quickly "forthcoming."

A Courant story about the secret plan to withhold information on the Newtown investigation has sparked intense interest and concern in Connecticut and nationwide — based both on what the bill would do and the way it was put together outside the normal legislative process, without a public hearing. ...
The bill, which would take effect immediately upon passage, would:

Allow all government agencies to keep secret from the public any images including photographs, videotapes and digital recordings as well as audio recordings that depict the physical condition of any victim "without the written consent of the victim, or, if the victim is deceased, a member of the victim's immediate family."

•Permit any public agency to remove the name of any minor witness of the school shooting — younger than 18 — from any records.

Prevent disclosure to the public of any recordings of audio transmissions or recordings of any "call for emergency assistance, including but not limited to an emergency 9-1-1 call." Public agencies, however, would be allowed to sell transcriptions of such recordings to members of the public for 50 cents a page.

Also, no municipal official or employee would be required to make public the death certificate of anyone who died at the school, unless the request is made by a member of the victim's immediate family.

"Immediate family" is defined in the draft of the bill as "a spouse, adult child, parent, adult sibling or legal guardian." "Victim" means "any person who suffered a gunshot wound or any other physical injury arising from the discharge of a firearm on the grounds of Sandy Hook Elementary School" on Dec. 14, "but excluding the person who fired such firearm."
What is it that they are trying to conceal? What details are we not "adult enough" to see and examine? Shouldn't the public be privy to  emergency responders conversations and response times? Shouldn't we know what happened to the people that were apprehended in the woods behind the school? Shouldn't we know what actually transpired on that morning? and how is it that laws are being crafted in secret and planned to be shoved through the legislature in unorthodox manners? 

The E-Cert anti-gun bill which is being fought by the CCDL legal challenge was also passed without a public hearing, and many legislators did not even read the entire bill prior to their voting on it.

This type of law making is shameful - and should NOT be tolerated.


Additional reading about this here.  


Monday, May 20, 2013

Congratulations Graduate!



We are so proud of our daughter, Rachel, who is now an official college graduate!
This past weekend she graduated from the University of New Haven - with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Industry with a Business Management Minor. She is hoping to land a full time job in the music industry working with music contracts, property rights, venue management, or tour management. She eventually hopes to attend law school and become an entertainment lawyer.

In case you are wondering: The Blue Stole is for studying abroad, the Green one (underneath the Blue) is for participating in the internship program while attending college, the Blue and Yellow cords were for being an Resident Assistant (RA), and the Yellow and White cords were for graduating Cum Laude.

Great job Rachel!  You have worked so hard and achieved so much!

Many congratulations to you!
We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments and wish you all the best!
The world is your oyster!! *


* THE WORLD IS AN (ONE'S) OYSTER - The proverb first appears in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1600) Act II, Scene II.

Falstaff: I will not lend thee a penny.
Pistol: Why, then, the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.'

In other words... The world is yours for the taking; and the oyster holds a pearl of great value!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Gets Taught!

Bravo to this young man, named Jeff Bliss, that had the guts to speak his mind to a "teacher".
He was totally fed up by Ms. Phung giving out another unimaginative packet of worksheets for the class to fill out instead of actually teaching a lesson to the class.
Kids need enthusiasm and inspiration from their teachers.



When a student like this - who is obviously craving for educational challenge and takes a stand for his right to learn - speaks out, it is the responsibility for us all to listen. We should be aware of the nonsense passing for "education" in our government schools. Thank goodness another student recorded this because we all need to see and hear this. It's just too bad that the rest of the class did not follow this young man out of the classroom.

Teachers like this - and students like Jeff - are the reason why homeschooling should be an unhindered (free) and viable option. I truly hope that this young man never changes his desire to question, to take a stand and to speak out!

After the above video went viral... the News picked up the story:



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Joe Biden's Gun Advice To Women

Now ladies.. listen up - our VP has some sage advice for you regarding self defense.. and I have found this wonderful video to help demonstrate.




Thanks Joe... women of America have truly learned something :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Forget Drones - Here Come Bugbots!

How's this for a Minority Report future?



I can see some legitimate applications for this technology - but in the wrong hands it will be insufferable.
However - that video has lots of "May do this" sort of language.. but we get what the ultimate goal is for this type of technology.

Here's the REAL one being funded by the Air Force. http://www.tech­ject.com/dragonf­ly.html
Techjet was actually looking into selling them for about $200 a piece.

It's all not too far from this:



Monday, May 6, 2013

Obama Says - Don't Listen To Them ... Listen To Me

Graduates of Ohio State University were treated to a speech by King... I mean, President, Obama... where he spoke to them about rejecting the voices they hear warning them of tyranny.



These are the same students who will be spending the next 10-15 years struggling to pay off Federal Government backed student loans, paying higher taxes to Federal and State coffers, and paying for Obamacare, while adhering to an array of other laws meant to control and restrict their lives. Chances are many of these graduates won't even be able to find work - except for retail or menial service jobs - and may even be reduced to working for the government.

Yeah... so while they are being made slaves to the State, Obama advises them to reject any notion of tyranny... how interesting... and in the same breath he says they should take responsibility for their own lives.. which really means obey the State and work hard to pay your tribute.

So tell me - where is this "self-rule" that Obama speaks of? We are told where and what to smoke, how much soda we can have, what vaccines we must pump into our bodies, that we have no choice in knowing what's in our GMO laden food, who we can marry, what kinds of toilets we can purchase, whether we can collect rainwater, and on and on and on...

In the meantime, government has demonstrated how easily martial law is instituted, having innocent people and their homes searched without warrants, complete with armed tanks rolling down American city streets, and guns pointed at American homes as they continue the growing militarization of local law enforcement. All the while they demand citizen compliance and acceptance of these police actions. All of this, of course, is funded by the very taxes we all slave to pay! It should also be noted that the Federal government is in the process of stockpiling millions of rounds of ammunition, while summarily trying to disarm American citizens with Obama's anti-gun agenda.

So yeah, Class of 2013.... just ignore those voices which warn you of tyranny... and tyrannical controlling government policies... just move along.. nothing to see here... and by all means ... "don't gum up the works".







Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Testimony On The Immigration Bill

Illegal Immigration still is a huge problem for this country... mostly because our laws are not being enforced and we have an administration which seems to be purposefully ignoring our laws and even promoting illegal immigration in many ways.. we even have "sanctuary cities". And now, in some places illegal aliens are able to get drivers licenses, and soon may be able to serve on juries. No doubt they have been voting in elections as well.

It is out of control!

Here is testimony from Chris Crane, ICE Officer and President of the National ICE Council representing our nation's ICE officers, agents and staff. Crane is also a former marine.




Gang of Eight
in the Senate:
The Gang of Eight members are John McCain, Marco Rubio, Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Michael Bennet, Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and Jeff Flake.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

What is CISPA?

Here is a great explanation of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)




It's not good.

The legislation was introduced on November 30, 2011 by U.S. Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI) and 111 co-sponsors. It was passed in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2012, but was not passed by the U.S. Senate. President Obama's advisers have argued that the bill lacks confidentiality and civil liberties safeguards and they advised him to veto it. In February 2013 the House reintroduced the bill and passed it on April 18, 2013. (Read more on Wikipedia)

I hope it gets stopped in the Senate.

Again, we must contact our Senators and tell them to vote against it.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One Way To Resist Tyranny


Mike Vanderboegh speaks in Hartford 4-20-13


"FOR SILENCE IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY IMPLIES CONSENT -- 
AND I DO NOT CONSENT!"



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lying News - Garbage News


Seriously, when catastrophe and mayhem occur, you cannot rely on Cable or Network News to give you credible information... so why watch?

Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon... The flurry of misinformation and in some cases dis-information is obvious. You hear someone was arrested and not arrested, suspects found or not found, places on lock-down or not... is this all designed just to instill fear and confusion? Or do they truly not know what the hell they are talking about?

From the shady characters apprehended in the woods near Sandy Hook School to the hooded shadowy figure on a rooftop by the bombings... we do not get the honest truth... just video and images and a lot of garbage commentary to go along with it.

The "News" freely makes announcements of information that is incorrect, confused, continually "breaking", and biased as well.   It didn't take CNN and other biased "news" outlets to start making wild suppositions that the Boston Bomber or bombers were some "Right Wing Extremists" ... in fact it's almost like they have been praying for that to be so - and this type of biased speculation is considered News?

Shortly after the bombings - at 5 PM -  I was driving in my car and CBS radio news on WTIC 1080 News had a report via their sister station in Boston, and the broadcaster was saying something along the lines of ... "well, it's Patriot's day so this bombing might have something to do with a domestic terrorist who may be linked to some militia group"... I almost drove off the road I was so damn mad.
How is this unprofessional speculation and biased opinion considered "News"? It's not even fact... it's mere conjecture.  The newscaster said, "There are no facts that brought us to that conclusion but we feel it would be a mistake to rule it out." What kind of garbage "reporting" is that?

And at what point do we, Conservative people in this country, file a class action lawsuit against CNN, Wolf Blitzer, The New York Times, MSNBC et. al. for their consistent and outrageous defamations and libels with knowing malicious intent?   

Their desire to control public opinion and direct false narratives is obvious. The recent gun control issue is a prime example.  The constant barrage of anti-gun messaging - peppered with lies and myths - is designed to brainwash the public at large to be anti-gun, much like the anti-smoking campaigns of the 80's and 90's. AG Eric Holder stated unequivocally that the population must be brainwashed in this manner regarding so-called "gun control" (which is merely citizen disarmament).   

Getting back to the News...Are ratings more important than accuracy?
Should we allow ourselves to be pulled into urgent breaking News reports that are merely time wasting trash talk? 


Whatever happened to careful reporting .. where facts mattered and information was verified and validated?
Whatever happened to newscasters that gave facts instead of biased speculation?
Whatever happened to reports that are meaningful? and truthful?

Every second we are bombarded with "breaking news" or "alerts" or some other made up level of "urgency".... and yet it is recycled information that is most likely incorrect.

And then they have the audacity to blame it on "the fog of confusion" because everything is happening so quickly.

But even when they say something that is wrong - they hardly ever retract it.
They just blame it on "conflicting reports".

Well, isn't it their job to sort out the correct story before saying anything?
And worse than that, they keep repeating misinformation for public consumption.

This isn't NEWS.
This is Garbage.

As consumers of news we ought to demand reliable reporting.
We ought to pull ourselves away from the constant barrage of misinformation from these boneheaded newscasters who spew out nonsense and suppositions and wait for the press conferences or first hand eyewitness accounts.       

Contact your local radio and TV news and demand accurate reporting.
Tell them we have had enough of the sensationalistic crap.
Tell them that as newsmen and women that their responsibility is to deliver truthful and accurate information to their viewers.
Otherwise it isn't News.... it's just making stuff up, either to get ratings or to control thought.



 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Well-Regulated


For all of those Leftists who are trying to twist and mis-represent the term "well regulated" in the 2nd Amendment to mean that we should have laws restricting, or regulating, gun use... . here is the REAL meaning of what well regulated actually means...

The meaning of the phrase "well-regulated" in the 2nd amendment

From: Brian T. Halonen 

The following are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, and bracket in time the writing of the 2nd amendment:
1709: "If a liberal Education has formed in us well-regulated Appetites and worthy Inclinations."
1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world."
1812: "The equation of time ... is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."
1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."
1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."
1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."
The phrase "well-regulated" was in common use long before 1789, and remained so for a century thereafter. It referred to the property of something being in proper working order. Something that was well-regulated was calibrated correctly, functioning as expected. Establishing government oversight of the people's arms was not only not the intent in using the phrase in the 2nd amendment, it was precisely to render the government powerless to do so that the founders wrote it.


Just sayin'

More about the Constitution here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Obama Breaks The Law



Policy Statement
Federal funds may not be used to influence or attempt to influence any member of the Executive or Legislative branches of government (including any agency employee) for the purpose of securing a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement or an extension, renewal, or modification of any of these. Charging travel expenses to a federal award or being paid from a federal award while attempting to influence the award of federal funds for a specific program is defined as lobbying, and is prohibited. Such expenditures by a third party on your behalf are prohibited as well.

It is wholly appalling how this President continues to ignore the law.. and not get called out on it!
He must be made accountable, and in this case parading these parents in front of Congress in order to pursue an agenda to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment is just incredible.

Obama is exploiting these parents - using their emotion and loss to promote a national citizen disarmament program... but then again we all know his mantra always has been "Never let a good crisis go to waste".

Additionally, these parents seem to be co-operating nicely while they are making commercials, appearing on 60 Minutes and Talk Shows, doing radio ads, and other public appearances. No doubt, it won't be long for them to get book deals and Lifetime Movie deals and hiring publicists. I wonder who is paying for all of this and if they are getting paid as well.  Aren't these parents missing work-time from their "regular jobs"?

..and why aren't we hearing more from parents like Mark Mattioli - a Newtown parent who lost a child and does not believe more gun laws and gun control is the answer??

Who exactly is funding these organizations Newtown Action Alliance, Sandy Hook Promise,  CT Against Gun Violence, and March For Change, etc.

Have there been false pretenses in raising money "for Newtown" and money collected at events...to supposedly help the families of victims and 1st responders in Newtown ... how much of that money is going towards anti-gun lobbying efforts through those organizations collecting funds?  Who, for instance, is paying for the glossy large sized post cards being handed out by these parents to legislators?

Follow the money.
Money is being misused here.
Lawsuits should be filed.  





Tuesday, April 2, 2013

In-Effective Gun Laws And Magazine Ban In Progress - CT

 

Bi-Partisan my ass!
The Socialist Democrats in the CT Legislature have crafted an anti-gun crap sandwich for compromising Republicans to swallow.  And swallow they will because they always fold like a bunch of cheap shirts. They all pat themselves on the back and talk about how hard they worked to hammer out "a deal" - when they just merely capitulated to the whims of the ruling class in the legislature to punish gun owners.  As far as I am concerned, any Oath and Constitution respecting legislator would never vote yes for this bill, and I am hoping there will be some honest and sane legislators who will take a stand and say NO to compromising 2nd amendment rights in this state.

A Draconian "Emergency Certified" bill will now be summarily rammed down the throats of CT gun owners. It would be fine if any of the proposals would prevent another Sandy Hook massacre from happening - but they won't. These new laws will only serve to punish legal gun/permit owners and give an advantage to criminals in CT and give more power to the State to dictate 2nd amendment rights and to make gun ownership more difficult.  The State is now going to tell everyone what THEY think citizens should have to defend their family and home... and mind you, the criminals won't care in the least.

One person commented:
“I haven’t had a chance to do it yet, but could someone please inform MS-13, Mexican Mafia, The Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerrilla Family, The Crips, The Bloods, The Latin Kings and any other lot of fellows that this new magazine rule is going to be in play? I would hate to see any of these upstanding citizens get in trouble because they didn’t follow the 10 round rule for their legally owned guns and magazines. Thanks”

I wonder if Sen. Williams will send a memo to CT's gangs letting them know they should comply.

Highlights of this piece "infringing" legislation:
*Expand and strengthen an existing prohibition on semi-automatic assault rifles;
*Ban the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds;
*Mandate registration of existing high-capacity magazines;
*Create a “dangerous weapon offenders registry,” available only to law enforcement;
*Require a “certificate of eligibility” or gun permit before buying any ammunition. Certificates of eligibility could only be obtained after undergoing a national criminal background check;
*Institute a universal background check for all purchases of firearms, including private sales.

None - absolutely NONE - of these provisions would have prevented Adam Lanza from doing what he did.

This proposed new CT firearms law requires special registration for any magazine that accommodates more than ten rounds (considered "large capacity"). Penalty for non-compliance: Class D felony, 1 to 5 years, Up to $5,000. Compliance deadline is January 1st 2014.
So get this - A class D felony!!!.....and this is considered worse than:
*assault
*strangulation
*SEXUAL ASSAULT
*Stalking
*abuse
*public indecency
*LOITERING IN OR ABOUT SCHOOL GROUNDS

The truth is a ban on so-called "high capacity magazines" is stupid and won't make one bit of difference. Lanza had TEN Thirty round magazines, reloaded SIX TIMES and he wasted dozens of bullets and discarded partially full magazines. A 10 round limit will not stop anyone from doing this kind of crime again. The upshot is that these anti-gun lawmakers only seek to make lawful gun ownership more expensive and burdensome. They are calling the most common sized handgun magazines “high capacity” when they are in fact "standard capacity". The fact of the matter is that the gun control folks are already saying they will be back for MORE - they will not stop with this. This is precisely why compromise with these people is useless and only an erosion of our rights.

This isn't about switching out magazines to save 11 kids... nope.. If Sandy Hook Elementary had had some decent school security or if the teachers were equipped with pepper spray or taser guns then more children would have survived. Adam Lanza specifically chose a Gun Free Zone for his attack - we know this just as we know he switched out magazines. So the 30 round capacity magazines and illegally obtained guns he used were not the problem here.

CT permit holders are paying the price for the misdeeds of a madman - the whole massacre could have been avoided if Adam Lanza's mental health issues were properly addressed in the first place!... but what mental health provisions are there in this bill? They will set up yet another useless Task Force... and We still don't know what drugs Lanza was or wasn't taking - and we don't know who he may have spoken to on his gaming chats that may have planted the seeds for his twisted ideas. We still do not know who those two people were that were apprehended in the woods behind the school. In fact, there are many things we do not know about this attack.

It's incredible - at a time when financial collapse is on the horizon and enemies of the US are within our borders, home invasions in our suburbs and crime in our cities these clowns in Hartford want to disarm us? It's immoral.. that's what it is!




Thursday, March 21, 2013

Release The Reports!!!


The Republican American had a terrific article based on my testimony to the Insurance and Real Estate Committee on Tuesday 3/19/13.

Paul Hughes of the Rep-Am reported:
As more disturbing details about the deadly school shooting in Newtown continued to emerge, gun owner Judy Aron challenged state lawmakers Tuesday to demand state police disclose more about their investigation into the December massacre.

The West Hartford woman questioned how legislators could propose new gun laws in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School without more facts, including requiring gun own­ers to obtain liability insur­ance.

You as legislators should have that information in hand. A preliminary report should be made available, and I am hearing bits and pieces of this case are beginning to leak out,” she said.

Aron referred to a column that appeared Sunday in the New York Daily News that provided fresh, morbid details of gunman Adam Lanza’s research into other mass shootings.

State police and Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III continued Tuesday to decline to release information about the investigation, and would not confirm the information in the column.

Columnist Mike Lupica quoted an anonymous law enforcement source who attended a conference last week where the commander of the Connecticut State Police made a presentation on the Sandy Hook investigation.

According to the column, Col. Danny R. Stebbins revealed that Lanza had compiled a spreadsheet that measured 7 feet long and 4 feet wide charting mass murders of the past. The document required a special printer to produce. The list also included attempted murders.

During a public hearing Tuesday on legislation that would require gun owners obtain liability insurance, Aron questioned why police are not giving the legislature the same information.

Clearly there is information being made available and you as legislators should be screaming at the top of your lungs as to why you don’t have access to that information,” she said.

The Lupica column said the list that Lanza compiled names of around 500 people and included the number of victims killed in each incident and the make and model of the weapons that were used.

The law enforcement source told Lupica that Stebbins said investigators believe Lanza picked up from video games techniques for reloading the .223 Bushmaster AR-15 that he used and for moving from room to room.

Stebbins made the revelations during a seminar for the mid-year meeting of the International Association of Police Chiefs and Colonels in New Orleans last week.

State police will not be releasing any information on the Sandy Hook massacre until the investigation is concluded, said Lt. J. Paul Vance, a department spokesman. He said the probe is still expected to take several months to complete.

State police will continue to provide regular updates on the investigation’s progress to families of the Sandy Hook victims, Vance said.

Lanza shot down 20 firstgraders and six staff members at Sandy Hook before he killed himself after law enforcement responded to the shooting. Before going to the school he murdered his mother at the home they shared .

Once state police conclude their investigation, Sedensky will then review the findings and issue a final report. It is unclear how long that might take.

Sedensky will determine if any criminal charges need to be filed based on the state police investigation. If there are any prosecutions, the final report could be held back until all the criminal cases are closed.

Vance said the leaking of the sensitive information that Stebbins shared with other law enforcement professionals last week was unfortunate.

“It is unfortunate that someone in attendance chose not to honor Col. Stebbins’ request to respect the families’ right to know specifics of the investigation first,” he said.

Despite this, state police will continue to share lessons learned from the mass shooting in such exclusive settings, including issues surrounding officer safety and public safety, Vance said.

He said this is a customary practice in law enforcement after crimes involving mass murder are committed

My testimony has created a ripple... and I am glad people are finally saying something!
Many are demanding that details be released NOW while legislation is being considered.

It is reprehensible that Second Amendment Rights are being trampled by proposed legislation, while the toxicology and police investigation reports are being withheld from the public and members of the General Assembly.

The people in control of the information of this investigation are hiding behind HIPAA laws - with regard to toxicology and mental health details of Adam Lanza and they are withholding vital information under the guise of being "sensitive to Newtown families". 
Meanwhile the Rights of every citizen is at stake!
The Governor, and his anti-gun cophorts, would love to see these Draconian anti-gun laws be shoved down our throats knowing full well that the details of these investigations will prove that what he is pushing for in his anti-gun agenda would have had no effect whatsoever on how the crime of Dec 14th unfolded.  It was in fact a carefully laid out pre-meditated plan devised by a very troubled individual.      

Here are some examples of what is being written:
- In Newtown Investigation, Leak Blamed on Police Conference- Wall Street Journal Blog
- House GOP Leader Demands Interim Report on Newtown - CT Mirror
- Sandy Hook School Shooter Conducted Years Of Research - Naugatuck Patch

- Newtown News, But Not In Connecticut - Courant Blogs
- What Didn't They Know and Why Didn't They Know It? - CT Commentary - Red Notes From A Blue State -  Don Pesci

and Ablechild is demanding the release of the Toxicology Report!
They have been getting signatures and petitioning!
The cry for the release of the Toxicology report (after three months now) was reported on InfoWars 
Medical Examiner Snubs Official Request for Adam Lanza Toxicology Report

The Truth MUST Come OUT!

Release the Reports!!
Both the Investigation AND Toxicology! 

If you live in CT - contact the Governors Office and your Legislators and DEMAND the information on this crime be released.