In The Crosshairs

tyranny1Recently I ran across an article that linked a report titled “The Militarization of America”.  It’s basically an oversight study from an organization called “Open the Books”, a government watchdog group.  For this short article, I’m going to provides some highlights and pass on the link for your reading pleasure.  For a few years now, SUFA has discussed the issue of ammo purchases, to much speculation as to the purchases legitimacy.  Once and for all, it’s time to put the speculation to rest and end the conspiracy theory.  This report also shows more irresponsible spending in Washington D.C.

militaryfedsKEY FINDINGS (FY2006-FY2014)
1.  Sixty-seven non-military federal agencies spent $1.48 billion
on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment.
2.  Of that total amount, ‘Traditional Law Enforcement’ Agencies spent
77 percent ($1.14 billion) while ‘Administrative’ or ‘General’ Agencies spent
23 percent ($335.1 million).
3.  Non-military federal spending on guns and ammunition jumped
104 percent from $55 million  (FY2006) to $112 million (FY2011).
4.  Nearly 6 percent ($42 million) of all federal guns and ammunition purchase transactions were wrongly coded.  Some purchases were actually for ping-pong balls, gym equipment, bread, copiers, cotton balls, or cable television including a line item from the Coast Guard entered as “Cable Dude”.
5.  Administrative agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Smithsonian Institution, Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,  United States Mint, Department of Education, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, National Institute of Standards
and Technology, and many other agencies purchased guns, ammo, and military-style equipment.
6.  Since 2004, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) purchased 1.7 billion bullets including 453 million hollow-point bullets. As of 1/1/2014, DHS estimated its bullet inventory-reserve at 22-months, or 160 million rounds.
7.Between 1998 and 2008 (the most recent comprehensive data available) the number of law enforcement officers employed by federal agencies increased nearly 50 percent from 83,000 (1998) to 120,000 (2008).  However, Department of Justice officer count increased from 40,000 (2008) to 69,000 (2013) and Department of Homeland Security officer count increased from 55,000 (2008) to 70,000 (2013).
8.  The Internal Revenue Service, with its 2,316 special agents, spent nearly $11 million
on guns, ammunition and military-style equipment.
9.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent $3.1 million on guns, ammunition and military-style equipment. The EPA has spent $715 million on its ‘Criminal Enforcement Division’ from FY2005 to present even as the agency has come under fire for failing to perform its basic functions.
10.  Federal agencies spent $313,958 on paintball equipment, along with $14.7 million
on Tasers, $1.6 million on unmanned aircraft, $8.2 million on buckshot, $7.44 million
on projectiles, and $4 million on grenades/launchers.
11.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent $11.66 million including more than
$200,000 on ‘night vision equipment,’ $2.3 million on ‘armor – personal,’ more than
$2 million on guns, and $3.6 million on ammunition.  Veterans Affairs has 3,700 law enforcement officers guarding and securing VA medical centers.
12.  The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service spent $4.77 million purchasing shotguns, .308 caliber rifles, night vision goggles, propane cannons, liquid explosives, pyro supplies, buckshot, LP gas cannons, drones, remote controlled helicopters, thermal cameras, military waterproof thermal infrared scopes, and more.
This is a very detailed report and quite telling.  Should we all not be concerned that we now have more Civilian Federal LEO types than we have US Marines?
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  1. gmanfortruth says:

    I thought a new article was due. 😀

  2. Oh no…..the PC police are at it again…..a new training program to be put in as ordered by the Justice Department and a new term….” Unconscious Bias”…..we are going to train people to recognize something called unconscious bias…….

  3. gmanfortruth says:

    It isn’t very hard to conclude that Democrat Liberals are seriously mentally ill and should either seek help or just off themselves. Hillary Clinton should be in jail. These jackoffs in the HoR who think that not voting on their idiotic gun control laws acted like f-ing children. They are a disgrace to this nation. Those who support these vile politicians are morally and ethically bankrupt and equally a disgrace.

    End of rant 😀

  4. Anybody like Trump’s speech? The “free traders” will not be happy.

  5. gmanfortruth says:
  6. Bernie Sanders must be going into a “plexy”……Sweden and Demark are the seriously talking about exiting the EU………

    Obama, this morning, is blaming xenphobia started by TRUMP for Britain and other countries wanting to get out of the EU and wanting independence. REALLY OBAMA……the left is having a plexy and it is catching. on……

  7. Obama pissed at Texas……..again. He is upset because Texas laughed at the SCOTUS rulings on abortion……and said….nothing is going to happen…..there will be no abortion funding anywhere in Texas….

    Go ahead Obama……..we will be happy to leave the union.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      There are a few Counties at the PA border that wants to leave New York state and join Pa. Would love to get a movement for several in Pa to join them and flat leave the US. I currently have complete disdain for the Federal government. It’s getting close to “ether them or us” and they won’t like how that would turn out.

  8. gmanfortruth says:

    No rescue in Benghazi because Clinton and her flock were dithering about what the rescuers should wear so as not to offend Libyans. The C..T should be in prison for accessory to murder. I can’t even post the words that I want to use to describe this vile bitch. She probably has sex with Mooshell too, sick twisted f-ing whore.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Sorry Ladies 🙂

    • Are you having a melt down? Take a deep breath. At 69. I surprised my Doc the other day with a resting heartbeat of 53. It is all a matter of lying back and taking my mind far away. Try it!

      • gmanfortruth says:

        No meltdown my friend, just relieving stress with a short rant. 😀

        This may be a daily thing just to express my utter hatred for that c..t.

  9. V.H.

    If you are lurking out there. Something for your enjoyment (remember what I told G about breathing above). An excellent piece demonstrating why nothing means anything anymore. Absolutes? What absolutes? We have truly crossed over into Orwell’s “1984” as seen through Alice’s looking glass.

    http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/why-some-gays-are-trying-drop-transgenders-lgbt

    • I wouldn’t say I’m lurking-sounds sinister :)-I just haven’t bought a new computer yet. I am trying to keep up with the conversation whenever I’m around a computer. I do plan on buying one eventually, once I get past the irritation—- that I have to buy one AGAIN.

      Thinking about getting a tablet instead of a computer for my new play computer-is this a bad idea?-sounds much more economical for a play computer. I don’t use our other computer for internet browsing anymore-it’s too much trouble and risk for infection.

      As too the subject at hand-I’ve always thought that the democrat party would eventually splinter-so many of their groups are at odds. But basically when your ability to win means that people have to accept a lie for the truth-it simply isn’t gonna work for long.

      • Hi VH. I gave up on anything high tech. I’m on a Hisense Chromebook, Hisense is the brand name. Friend of mine bought it for me when I was on a small tablet. He couldn’t handle seeing me looking at the small tablet anymore and he knew I was on strike from spending on computers. There is no slot for a disk anywhere but there is a USB port for hooking up a printer. Has it’s own office programs built in…looks just like and operates just like a laptop. Updates itself. Just bummed about one thing with it…it won’t support my favorite chess game download. I had to get used to a different chess game, otherwise I’m thrilled with it. $120 from Meijer. Or probably Best buy or Walmart near you. Git er done. 🙂

  10. gmanfortruth says:
    • gmanfortruth says:
      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        I would love to see some lawsuits against Al Gore and Michael Moore, the UN, the Nobel peace price for the best fictional literature, and their ilk for perpetrating the biggest fraud on the societies of the world.

        Reading today about Britain exiting the EU. The article talked extensively about the backlash of how unelected hidden bureaucrats who do not risk the voter are driving the bus. the EU has existed for 23 years. The entrenchment of these very same peoples in the US are buried deeper than a tick on a hound. It will take longer for us to regain our freedom. Congress should stop right now passing any more laws. Go back through those written and signed by the president and then clean out any and all “laws” that have been tacked on unseen and not voted on by Congress

        The progressives and socialists only succeed when the people STOP wanting to think for themselves. let some unknown bureaucrat make all your your decisions for you. Makes life easy. The difference between a socialist/progressive and a conservative is that a progressive has stopped thinking for themselves.

        Another side thought. With libya and benghazi. Forget about all the ineptitude of obama, hillary and kerry. start laying some blame on the french actually a lot of the ME mess can be going back quite some time.

  11. Something to ponder……. Today the Democratic primary was held in NY to fill the seat of retiring Charlie Rangel. Charlie, an absolute (but lovable) scoundrel has been there 45years.

    This is my old CD. At one time it was exclusively a Harlem seat but around 1970 it moved North because of population shifts. Then it moved further North in the 80’s and 90’s and East into the Bronx but it is still the old Adam Clayton Powell seat. Rangel recommended a sharp, young black guy as his successor. At the same time because of NYC demographics, the Northern and Eastern parts of the district have become predominantly Hispanic, specifically, majority Dominican. The Dominican won!

    Harlem will be represented by a Dominican. There will probably be a recount because the loser claims fraud and voter suppression! (Note: no Republicans involved). Been saying for years that because of immigration and ABORTION, the blacks in this country are on their way to irrelevance. Another loss to the black caucus.

    By the way, the winner, Espillat, a lifelong politician, is no bed of roses. As a City Councilman, State Assemblyman, State Senator, he would be perfectly at home doing politics in any banana republic.

    • Indeed.

    • This old Colonel renders the snappiest salute he can muster.

      • The Sgt was a member of Ted Lawson’s crew. Ted wrote the book “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo”. How much guts did it take to fly that bomber off the pitching deck of the Hornet, starting too far from the target for the fuel on board, not knowing the defenses that would be encountered or even if they could make China. The probability of death or capture had to look like 100% to these guys and yet they did it anyway and most survived to tell the tale.

        • Yes…the generations of the 60’s……especially the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and forward have no idea the amount of sacrifice the parents of my generation did…..the selfless attitude of country over individual. The storming of Normandy, the Doolittle Raid…etc. I tried to explain to my son the aspects of the Doolittle Raid……there was no strategic mission, very little damage to infrastructure……the only accomplishment was to send a message….A very pointed message. We are coming…..

          Now, think of the attitude of the pilots and crews…..it was basically a one way mission…a suicide mission, so to speak. Chances of getting back, much less surviving were, negligible….but they went anyway. Just to send a message.

          And what do we have today….kids wanting a safe place, offended at a school that serves brownies because brownies is racist? Ask any one of the kids today if they would be part of a Doolittle Raid and see what the answer is…..unless there was something personal in it….no.

          The heroism and attitude of all the Rosie Riveter’s, the sacrifices, here, of food, gas, silk, and toys for children. Children picking up cans, trash, and anything scrap so they could support their dads with needed assets…….not a POTUS that takes the assets away or, worse, does not send help, or more worse, leaves an American on the battlefield. That is the worse possible scenario……and the voting people of today…..especially the democratic side…leave warriors on the battlefield and then laugh about it.

          What difference does it make? Integrity. That is the difference.

          • True, very true. But it’s the last half of your last paragraph that had this child of the 60’s scared to death for my marine SIL between ’07 and ’11, and why I’m very thankful my own son decided against joining to begin with. Also thankful that my dad, bless the dead, who was a marine during Korea, never saw a battlefield. Ol dad…wore the high and tight from his marine days til the day of his death, not cool from my perspective during the 70’s…but he was a trendsetter when short hair came back around. Probably not very snappy, but SALUTE to you, Colonel.

            • It is the thought, Anita….the thought. My high and tight still exists ( primarily because I would look like a Wally Cox clone…no hair on top )….but I am returning you salute…….snappy, of course

          • Mom was a Rosie. Made ammo cases and tail sections for Corsairs.

  12. gmanfortruth says:
    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      It would be interesting to try and determine just how many laws, statutes and regulations that if fully enforced a person, young or old could be procecuted for in a 24 hour period. That is unless you lock yourself in your house and never venture out.

      It was interesting to see during the last years of Clinton’s administration so many black church burnings. MSM carrying the banner of immediate racism. That is before the authorities finished their investigations. Most were inside jobs to collect insurance. But that did not sell papers.

      Now with Obama, racism is more rampant since the Jim Crow days. Why…because everything is looked at through the prism of racism. Of course there will be more, because every action is weighed by racism. One can not even live apart with those of your own choosing without it being called racism.

      The communities I lived in as a kid were and still predominantly white. The black population is still negligable. The one race making great strides are the asians. Why, They just get down to business, quit complaining in spite of past history and have an extremely strong work ethic and belief in EDUCATION with a capital E. One may get dumbed down education today in a general public school giving rise to charter schools, but any student can reach beyond the minimum standard set by the education depts and strive for excellance if they so choose.

      Why did we ad nauseum hear from the MSM that people like Collin Powell, Condelleza Rice, Clarence Thomas sold out to whitey and are “Uncle Tom’s” to further their careers. But silent on Obama, Holder, Lynch, Rice (UN) Jarrett etc.

  13. Great Britain……dit dit dit……………No one understands why the British stocks have rebounded higher than they were when the Brexit vote happened……..the left has no idea what to do,

    • Clueless?

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Of course the un-named regulators and central bankers and the elites haven’t a clue. It is so cool to read that the British stocks etc rebounded in < 1 week after all the gloom and doom senerios. Why in the world would a nation give up 60-70% of all their laws to much less Brussels. The question is, is their life better in Europe, since the EU was formed or worse. From my experience…far worse.

      There was a scene in "Operation Petticoat" starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, where Tony was explaining where he came from and where he was heading and why. "I kept hearing that money isn't everything, until I found out that the people saying it had all the money."

  14. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Common sense has become an endangered commodity in our government agencies. With the purchase of my antique “Old Town” canoe I’ve been exploring our waterfront quite extensively. Especially places to put in and take out. We have an abundance of sites all along our waterfront with activities, really designed to beckon visitors and locals to come into and enjoy our fair city.

    I just found out today, when the city purchased some really derelict waterfront as you enter one of the limited access roads into the historical district. There is a park and a creek called Lawson Creek. The city mayor and his administration actually went out and cleaned up this debris ridden end of creek dumping ground, from anything from litter to storm debris. the EPA has fined the mayor for taking such a unilateral action. That end of the creek is beautiful now, with the natural cypress trees and some new access points and a place where disadvantaged kids are learning canoeing and kayaking and having a time of their life, which otherwise was not available to them, All volunteers doing the work,

    The Feds are worse than the mob. Our mayor God bless him gave them the middle finger. The uproar that would ensue if the EPA actually tried to collect would be a sight. Also the fine was assessed without a day in court and a jury of your peers.

    • Yes……and this is what it is going to take. Flying the “rigid digit” in the face of government and the un-elected appointed is exactly what it is going to take. DO not pay the fines and stand up to them. The left is hating what is going on….people finally beginning to take responsibiility for the home front regardless of big government.

      It is just like the hoopla on the SCOTUS ruling on the Texas Abortion issue. The entire thing that Texas did was to say….if you wish an abortion, we want you to go to a certified hospital to receive proper health care. The clinics, of course, were against this because it required actual Drs. Well, the left does not know what to do because Gov. Abbott just shrugged his shoulders and said…..ok go back to your back alleys…..but do not expect Texas to bail you out on a botched abortion. Texas simpy used the pocket book and said….no more clinic funding. No money…good by planned parenthood….no more funding. We tried to compromise and you did not want to compromise…….live with your decision. They, the left, do not know what to do.

      So….the more we stand up….the more our freedoms will come back….BUT…..the more devisive things become. Get ready for the racist onslaught…..it is coming worse than the 60’s. Breathing air will soon become racist but it is the chicken little syndrome….I pay no attention to it anymore……sorry, I am still going to make brownies.

      • I can’t wait until the November vote to see what the left is going to try to do to TExas and other states that are telling the SCOTUS to go to hell on picture ID voting. What are the Feds going to do? Send troops down? No. Disavow the vote? No Disavow the electoral College? No……what can they do? Absolutely nothing. We will have picture ID voting and driver’s license and school ID’s DO NOT COUNT. AND, your ID better match the records on file.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      PS…if there was an issue with the water quality “Riverkeepers” had their local headquarters ajacent to the property and the watermen have totally filled the grassline with commercial crab pots. Anyone can take 1/2 bushel per day for personal use and there are NO warnings about eating what you catch, fish or otherwise. The water is continually tested for it’s quality.

    • This is an ongoing nightmare with the Gowanas canal in Brooklyn. Area was all industrial, since the Revolution probably. It has, like most of Brooklyn, become trendy. The canal was a horror show, nothing except maybe the radioactive Godzilla could live there. The issue has become: what will we disturb if we clean it up? I’m sure it is loaded with heavy metals and more than a few mafia corpses.

      This is similar to the Hudson River clean up just south of the old GE Plant. PCB’s all over the bottom in the mud. Feds demand a clean up. Real scientists say, leave it alone, don’t disturb what nature has covered over but NO, the Governor(s) and the Fed want it removed and polluting everything down to NY Harbor.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        And absolutely destroy the resurging fishing on the Hudson and lobster in NY harbor for generations to come. THE one thing I have not ever heard is even though this dumping ground qualifies for the super fund, where is GE in all of this? Where is their responsibility to clean up their mess? It’s not like they are bankrupt and gone from existence. No…they are sitting at the right hand of god (Obama) and advising him on the biggest fraud in history and reaping billions.

        Leave it alone….the PCB’s are 40′ down in the silt and let nature take it course. So what will happen if they do in fact dredge it up. Truck it to a lined landfill in Texas, which will breakdown and create another toxic waste site.

        Guys like Cuomo are so smart they’re stupid.

  15. gmanfortruth says:

    Some food for thought about the Brexit and what may be next.

    I get the feeling that most think the Brexit is about politics. I would disagree and say it’s about economics. The Central banks are out of ammunition and are failing. The world economy is showing this, all be it not heavily reported. I agree with D13, the EU is dead, as is the European Central bank. The real problems have yet to come. As more EU exits occur, what movement is still going on economically will take a big hit. I have far more questions than answers, but still think we are in for rough times ahead, on many fronts.

    • Well, and I am sure I will catch,flak on this…..if you were invested in and if your 401(k) was invested in foreign companies and foreign banks……you can find sympathy in the dictionary between shit and syphillis. If you did not pay attention to your investements or you took the risk overseas……that is called…………………ready for it…………….Risk.

      The stock markets are reacting out of imposed computerized stop gap procedures that say sell or buy or hold based on pre-conceived levels. This is the problem with the markets. There is no human person that has their shit together that says…..hold on now, cool your jets……it is all a pre-conceived magical NUMBER that triggers the panics. The young guns today do not know what it was like to have people actually make decisions. Had this Brexit happened in the 60’s, you would not have had the panic and the swings. Cooler heads would have prevailed.

      NOw, you have Great Britain entertaining the lowering of their foreign corporate tax rates to 12%….If you were in the EU and you are artificially held to tax rates that are 30%……where would you take your corporation? England is doing it right…..and if the EU fails……..Cool. Never should have been started to begin with…..multi-culturalism and appointed managers is a failure.

      Renegotiate trade deals to fair levels. Trump has it right here……just because the US is more wealthy is NO REASON to negotiate deals not profitable to the US. This is business…..and re negotitation has who scared? The fat cats in control….the Soro’s and that ilk.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Everything ultimately does boils down to economics…..but politics and social justice and the progressive movement created the move to central banks and baseless currencies to finance their agenda creating the tangled mess we are in today,

      I just loved when the European Central Bank came hat in hand to the Fed a few years ago. After their meetings Obama held a news conference saying how the trillion dollar loan to the ECB would not affect the US taxpayer one bit. It was printed out of thin air, gone in a flash in Europe and devalued our currency at double the rate Obama and Congress were doing at the time. The only people helped were the private banks who are the Fed.
      Someday somebody will have the stones to actually dismantle the Fed based on its illegality per the constitution.

      One other thing…..easy credit has inflated prices to impossible levels. Savings is a dirty word to guys like Benanke.

  16. George Soros, et al, would not know what to do is all of a sudden there was competition in the shipping industry…..he would have a plexy.

  17. Unexpected consequences….today, while in a briefing, I was talking to two guys who are, or should I say, were supporters of Hilary Clinton…..their minds were changed today when French President Hollande expressed support of Clinton. This litereally changed their mind saying that any HEad of State today who supports Clinton…..should be a warning sign.

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  19. For any first World war buffs out there. 100th Anniversary of perhaps the worst day for any army in the history of warfare. the Brits took close to 60,000 casualties and an amazing 20,000 dead in one day. That is four times the allied losses on D-Day.

    http://www.britainfirst.org/video-100-years-on-from-the-battle-of-the-somme/

  20. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    4th of july coming up. All throughout North Carolina anybody can fish resident or non-resident in any waters coastal or inland without a license. Only rules are length, weight and catch limits….oh lest I forget, operating a boat or car while impaired…big time no no.

    A 15 year old just landed a 117 lbs blue catfish 55.75 inches long. geez thats a catch.

  21. Lynch talks to Bill and the next day announces that Foundation emails will not be released for 2 years and all they talked about were the grand-kids. Right……

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Be patient, the race card will be coming out soon. The corruption is so rampant that they don’t care if we know about it (or the appearance of it’s possibility. Considering that Bill could also be investigated himself, this meeting is a big “F You” to everyone. This may have some historical value as well, as many of the most corrupt and murderous regimes did the same stuff before laying down the hammer on the people. But, it was just a quiet meeting about golf and grandkids, nothing to see here. It doesn’t make a difference at this point so we should just move on 🙂

  22. gmanfortruth says:

    http://personalliberty.com/it-is-our-right-it-is-our-duty-to-throw-off-such-government/

    What a divergence from current policing! With a few notable exceptions, cops lust to neutralize us. And that when their own firepower is ever more militarized while the IRS and the Department of Veterans Affairs, inter alia, arm their pencil-pushers against us.

    Steeped in libertarian philosophy, Revolutionary Americans understood that “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild [sic], and government to gain ground.“ They didn’t wait for 50 officers to mushroom to 21 million or for unjust law to worsen before rebelling.

    Why have we?

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  25. Just A Citizen says:

    Lynch announces she will follow FBI recommendation. Which of course means the FBI is going to recommend someone other than Clinton be indicted. Or, nobody!!

    Hello America. Wake the hell up PLEASE.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      FBI ordered NO pictures, NO video and don’t talk about meeting with Clinton. This by itself shows criminal intent, as I see it. The Federal government is rogue, 100%. Solution ??????????????

      • Just A Citizen says:

        gman

        Such a meeting is NOT proof of criminal intent. I do think it very UNUSUAL. Unless of course it was a meeting where the FBI asked questions and then Clinton lawyered up.

        Now to your direct question. We have THREE possible solutions, as I see it.

        1. Do nothing, because there is nothing we can do. Meanwhile protect yourself as best you can.

        2. Become ACTIVE in recruitment and support of people to elected office who have the integrity and understanding needed to fix the problem. Obviously this is a long term fix. A subpart of this option is getting enough States fixed to hold a Convention to Amend the Constitution.

        3. Do what ever is needed to accelerate the decay and downfall. But then you run a huge risk of what is waiting to replace what we have. Ironically, this option puts you on the same side, tactically, as those socialist groups and all their cousins.

        • JAC, If this were you or I, we would already be behind bars. Solution #1 is why we are in the mess we are in now. Solution #2 will never work. Convention of States? This is as risky as #3. Solution #3 is the best. Defeat the enemy by any means available…then build anew.
          Unfortunately most people are doing nothing, and will continue to do nothing. Most people have more important issues such as worrying about if they have enough battery life to finish checking facebook.

        • gmanfortruth says:

          Morning JAC! 🙂

          1. Do nothing and prepare. Logical and a safe scenario for now, but eventually doing nothing will not be an option. I have advocated being patient and maintaining the moral high ground. Wait for the right trigger THEN act.

          2. Voting will never work as the system is monopolized by big money and two private entities. Why change the Constitution when they don’t follow the one we have now?

          3. Accelerate the decay and downfall. We are doing that on a daily basis by exposing their corruption and trying to educate more people on the matter. This includes prepare, like the first one, just more activity.

          Be an activist and prepare. At least until being vocal runs astray of the law, which the Liberals are pushing for, then words change to other activity. Those will be the fun days 😀

    • JAC, you and I both know that the Lynch/Clinton meeting was well planned and thought out,with the FBI already pre-disposed to exonerate Hillary……..

      • Gowdy already said the hearings were never meant to lead to an indictment of Hillary. The purpose was to find out why 4 guys died. B****, please! 👿

    • gmanfortruth says:

      The bullshit of the Federal government is being shown for all to see, except those who don’t know what the 4th of July is celebrating. Talk about a failure of education.

  26. Time for my current paranoia.

    Clinton will be nominated but will have to withdraw from the race because of the FBI/Clinton Initiative (a RICO case if I ever saw one!).

    She will be replaced by Elizabeth Warren by acclimation at a rump convention probably in September. Hill already knows this. That’s what the meet with Bill was about. You saw the first move towards it on dual blue pantsuit day.

    This is similar to what happened here in NJ when Bob Torecelli (the torch) was forced to withdraw from his re-election bid after all deadlines had already past. Frank Lautenberg was temporarily taken off life support to run (illegally) in his place. He won!

    • Just A Citizen says:

      SK

      Bill is indicted and Hillary gets to play the Poor WIFE VICTIM card, launching the greatest landslide victory in Presidential history.

      If we are going to be paranoid we should be as creative as possible! 🙂

      • Texas secedes, shuts off natural gas to the East coast, shuts off coastal petro-chemical plants, refineries, and transfer stations to East coast, blockades the New Orleans and Mobile Gulf seaports, claims 250 mile territorial water and controls all off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and shuts off the East Coast, re-activates NASA in Houston. Immediately controls all border activities with Mexico and takes over Tequila import routes (shuts off East Coast…no margueritas)…all cattle sales immediately stopped to the East Coast ( no steaks or fajitas ), enters into immediate negotiatons with Mexico recalling all gardeners and roofers, and closes interstate 10. 35, 20, 30 and 45. Retakes South Parde ISland and builds international casinos on Gulf Coast. establishes corporate tax rates at zero, eliminates all income tax and goes with user fee aplications. Institutes Texan only linguistics…somewhat different than regular English with “ya’ll” becoming the familiar…The pickup truck and SUV are the only authorized vehicles on Texas roads ( commercial tanker applications exempted )……..California becomes a State of Evil and all transplanted Yankees sent home ( with some exceptions authorized by D13 )…turn all air conditioners to high ( there is no ozone issue here ), disavow global warming. Institute an immediate gold base economy with balanced budgets….

        That will do for day one……………………………How is that for Paranoia?

        • Crap…..forgot “sink Cuba”…..after stealing their cigars.

        • Day two begins with a rescue of the Dread Pirate from the Mathius dungeon, liberating Thor’s Hammer after refloating, declaring Laguna Madre as “Marquis” and stocking with life time grog…….

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          And all Pickups and SUV’s sold in Texas come with gun racks installed as standard equipment.

          It doesn’t seem that long ago, but once you got away from the cities, it seemed that everyone had a gun rack in their rear window on their pickup and had some sort of rifle or shotgun hanging on it, that is out west.

          • I remember years ago having seen a large decal across the back window of a Ford pick-up in NY with a rack of “shadow” guns. Thought it was a neat idea though it would have kept the cops busy, especially in this time of cell phones. An enterprising young person (or old) could probably duplicate it with a pair of scissors and that plastic window tint.

            • Now there is another money making idea if I ever came up with one!

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                When seat belts became mandatory in Italy an entrepeneur started selling pull-overs that had a seat belt image printed on it.

                They also came up with a special lacquer to be applied to your license plate that reflected light in such a way that attempts to get a camera image of your plate were defeated.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      I’m not paranoid about anything. Prepared, yes, scared, no. Disappointed, very disappointed in people.

  27. gmanfortruth says:
    • So you believe businesses should be forced to allow guns on premises? I thought you were all for businesses being allowed to serve who they wish and decline to serve who they wish.

      Interesting, albeit not surprising…

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Business’s can’t decline to serve who they wish anymore, Liberal’s and homosexual’s have changed that. I’m surprised you would even use that argument, LOL. However, if a business chooses to NOT serve gun owners, it’s their business, I have no issue with that, I’ll go elsewhere. BUT, this is about making a business a “no gun zone”. Perfectly fine with me as well. But, like any business that serves the public, there is a level of liability to conduct business. Why shouldn’t the company owner assume such liability when he/she chooses to take away security on their property? There is nothing in the new law that denies them the right to do so, it just makes them liable for their customers security, and rightly so.

        • Why should there be any liability? You don’t like it, don’t frequent the business. Not sure why you would advocate for making business owners liable. Doesn’t fit in with your general philosophy at all.

          • gmanfortruth says:

            That’s pretty much what I said,. Sadly it’s the response to Liberal politics. The chances on being shot are very small, but nobody would know that listening to Liberal gun grabbers. The government, none of them, can protect the citizenry. I’m not sure how many more times this has to be proven before your side clues in on things, but since that isn’t likely to happen, these kinds of laws are needed. This kind of law isn’t needed in Pa, because conceal carriers ignore those stupid signs anyway, as the worst thing that could happen is to be asked to leave the property. At worst one can get a trespassing citation for not leaving after being asked.

            It’s sad that we need laws like this, which is in response to another law of some sort. TOO many laws. We would do just fine with 10 or 20 basic laws.

            • What are you talking about that’s what you said? You supported a law imposing liability on a business owner for deciding, in effect, not to serve someone who walks in with a gun. I said that’s preposterous and doesn’t fit in with your general philosophy.

              So which is it? Do you support such a law or not?

              • gmanfortruth says:

                From my first reply to you: “. However, if a business chooses to NOT serve gun owners, it’s their business, I have no issue with that, I’ll go elsewhere.”

                I also support the law, although we need one that applies to governments and politicians too. IF a government or business decides to deny a person their rights, which in this case is the right of self defense as chosen by the individual, then they (government or business) assume that responsibility. Failure to provide adequate protection should have a steep price too!

                Think of all the profits insurance companies can make. When a vast numbers of “no gun zone” signs come down because the insurance is too pricey for some. crime will drop with them. It’s a win for everyone, even those who choose not to carry a side arm. An armed society is a polite society.

          • Under that same philosophy, counselor, why can’t a business refuse service to anyone regardless of the reason? Why do you support liability against a company that chooses not to serve, say………a black person…but you do not support making a company liable for refusing entry to an armed person? What is the difference? Skin color vs armed? That is the only difference? I see no other……

            and then, it seems to me, if you support liability as to skin color, then you should support liability for any other reason. Or is that some more of “selective enforcement”?

            So, let us break this down to a basic denominator. A person can choose not to frequent an establishment because he does not like the rules…….whether armed or black or green or yellow or red or blue or whatever…….or whether he is a dwarf or seven feet tall. The exact same rules should apply….yes?

            • Colonel, if you will remember I’ve long said that I’m very conflicted when it comes to such laws.

              My argument with G is that he has been crystal clear in his view that businesses should be free to deny service to anyone the owner chooses (complete with a not so healthy dose of general contempt for government/law), yet is in support of either (I) a de facto requirement to serve gun carriers or (ii) a law which imposes financial liability on those owners for refusing service.

              • Just A Citizen says:

                Buck

                I may be wrong but I think the Liability he was referring to was if people are harmed due to violence in the establishment. The argument being they are responsible for my protection if they prohibit me from protecting myself.

              • gmanfortruth says:

                JAC, you are correct.

              • Bad choice of words on my part, but my point still stands. The law would still impose financial liability on a business owner for his decision not to open his establishment to guns if something were to occur. Moreover, where do you draw the line as to what must occur to trigger such liability…

                If you don’t feel safe going into an establishment, don’t go in. Whatever happened to that personal responsibility youre always touting G?

              • gmanfortruth says:

                If you don’t feel safe going into an establishment, don’t go in. Whatever happened to that personal responsibility youre always touting G?

                I agree about personal responsibility, which is why I think that those business’s who choose to deny a person his/her right to defend oneself, that business owner assumes the job and risk that goes with it. If the business never has an issue, the law don’t matter anyway, if however a criminal decides to shoot the place up and the people in it, then the business owner is totally responsible for the health and safety of those who frequent his business, it’s only fair. If they choose to openly invite the criminal element, who take advantage of the unarmed, then prepare to either defend their customers or pay a heavy price. Thats called FAIR, something you of all people should appreciate.

              • Yes sir, now that you mention it, I recall where you are conflicted…..I think it was in the back of my mind when I responded but I remember it now….fully.

                Now, I have a question for anyone……along these lines……Why should ANYONE be liable in business? You have a choice of going to an amusement park, to a bar, walking at Disney, riding in a plane, riding in an elevator…etc. If you exercise a free CHOICE….that is your choice,,,,,you knowingy take the risk. Just as ignorance of the law is not excuse, ignorance of safety is no excuse either. Negligence cuts both ways.

                Case in point……the recent alligator issue at Disney. Anybody with a single brain cell knows that all, and I mean, ALL WATERWAYS in Florida are subject to gators and snakes. sewers, swimming pools, rain filled drainage are always suspect. Should the City of New York be liable for a mugging in Central Park? If you come to Texas, there are snakes….EVERYWHERE. Keep your damned eyes open. Everyone should know that you do not turn over a row boat or canoe along the waters edge without checking it first….You will get snake bit. You do not take moonlit walks in the night deserts or even public parks without a flashlight or knowing that the chances of a snake are greater than 50/50. There is no implied safety expectation or there should not be.

                Should a bar be liable for excessive drinking? Why? There is no or should be no implied reasoning that a bar is responsible for individual behaviour no matter how many drinks they serve. No matter how much salt is in a snack or how much sugar is in a drink.

                When I take my grand daughters to Six Flags and ride roller coasters…..it is MY responsibility to see to their safety. If I choose to ride a roller coaster I am trusting that they are safe….but it is still my choice to ride or not to ride.Why cant the market decide whether or not a business lives or dies…..I do not ride carnival rides at all…none. I do not trust them nor do I trust that they are inspected on a regular basis by anyone. Their carnival games are rigged and everyone should know this….therefore, I do not go.

                I know that I am in the minority on this….but I have never figured it out. Like the Disney episode…..there are the semantics now being argued among lawyers….what is the definition of swimming. Really? No swimming means DO NOT GO IN THE WATER. No swimming means no wading…..no splashing…..nothing……STAY OUT OF THE WATER, STUPID. Another case in point….Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington….It has water streams that run through it surrounded by landscaped brush and grasses…..they find water mocassins there every year…..they come in from surrounding areas in heavy rains….or they simply swim up sewers and drainage ditches. There are no signs anywhere around that says DANGER…WATER MOCASSINS….nor should there be. Do not wade in the damn water.

                Is a public beach liable for shark bites? You wish to go surfing…..go do it but you are in shark territory. period. Want to walk the foot hills of California…you are in cougar (four legged kind ) and bear country…..When you go to a zoo…do you really have to be told to keep your fingers out of cages….Really? Are you that stupid?

                Ah.well……just a rant over liability issues.

              • G – then what action would be sufficient in your view so the business owner is not liable? Keeping a gun in the business at all times? Hiring an armed security guard?

                Moreover, what event would be sufficient to trigger liability? A drunken fight where a bystander is injured? An armed robbery where no one is injured but wallets are stolen? A jealous boyfriend stalking and shooting his girlfriend or her lover with no third part injured (or where a stray bullet hits a bystander?)

                And Colonel, to your point, you do raise some very good questions and make some good points. To me the liability would attach where there is at least some negligence (if not something more) on the part of the business owner. I don’t find it negligent to not allow someone in with a gun, especially as that decision is made known to customers.

              • gmanfortruth says:

                Colonel, you are 100% correct. This whole issue is a result of government interference in peoples lives. Government decides that conceal carry should be legal and changes past laws outlawing the practice (the mistake is an old one). A new law, blah, blah, but Liberals want some of their logic applied, so the “no gun sign” amendment is part of new law. In some states, it makes matters worse because people have to lock guns in vehicles to do some simple shopping. Not only do more guns get stolen, but people are no longer able to defend themselves (you have an outspoken women down there who lost her parents because of such a law). This new law we are discussing changes at least that part of the law in that State. However, the solution is so simple I’m surprised no one even said it, all business owners need to do to avoid the liability is remove the “no gun” signs. End of issue.

              • G – so in your view, a business owner avoids liability if he doesn’t post a no guns allowed sign, even if he otherwise lets it be known that he doesn’t want guns on the premises? How odd.

  28. Subject: Obama Rated 5th Best President

    Yep.
    A no-brainer.

    Texas
    A&M Study Calls Obama the 5th Best President in American History.
    An Excellent research by a fine institution. From
    a total of 44
    U.S. Presidents, Obama has been rated as the 5th best, according to a study
    completed at Texas A&M University. The Public Relations Office at
    A&M released this statement: “After
    almost
    8 years in office, American academics have rated President Obama the 5th
    Best President in American History”.

    These
    are the results according to Texas A&M:

    1.
    Lincoln, Reagan
    and Washington tied for first place

    2.
    Sixteen Presidents tied for second place

    3.
    Twenty-three other Presidents tied for third
    place

    4.
    Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and …

    5.
    Obama was
    fifth.

    • I was all ready to rant-now I’m just laughing 🙂

      I heard earlier on the news about the Lynch Clinton situation-I laughed out loud-did they say it that way on purpose?

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      That is like the joke years ago with the ford J car. An awesome racing machine for years when it came out. The Russians challenged Ford to a two car race. The J Car and the best the Russians could put up. Needless to say the Ford won handily. however, the Pravda headlines read the next day….”Our finely engineered racing car came in second, while the best the Americans could offer came in next to last”

    • Also, I read where Obama was the leading gun salesman last year.

  29. Just A Citizen says:

    SOLUTIONS, or in other words, OPTIONS.

    Let’s explore this a little more before we celebrate 240 years of a Nation that lost its way almost immediately.

    Some responses to GMan:

    Morning JAC! 🙂

    1. Do nothing and prepare. Logical and a safe scenario for now, but eventually doing nothing will not be an option. I have advocated being patient and maintaining the moral high ground. Wait for the right trigger THEN act.

    OK, what does then act mean? Do nothing but prepare means you do not act. You simply protect you and yours. Let the elites run the world and stay clear. So exactly what action do you think is going to work then that will not work now? What trigger is going to make the difference??

    2. Voting will never work as the system is monopolized by big money and two private entities. Why change the Constitution when they don’t follow the one we have now?

    The first part of this is just repetitive anarchist rhetoric. Does big money play a role? Yes it does. But does that mean that not voting will make the needed changes? NO! It is a very stupid argument in my opinion. Start from the GROUND UP. And as I clearly stated, JUST VOTING is not the action required. YOU must actively recruit, support and promote the right people to run for office.

    So this means do nothing is only short term then we must act but voting is a farce. Guess what that leaves??

    As for amending the Constitution you have to look at what the concept means and how it ages. Ours was followed fairly closely for some time. So amending it is the one sure way to place a lock on the cage. That does not mean the lock will last forever. That would be a nonsensical expectation. But that is the strawman presented to argue against doing the one thing that would have an immediate positive affect.

    There was a reason that the Founders emphasized the need for the people to remain diligent. AMENDING is the proper way to make changes but it must be done continuously as those seeking power try to undermine it.

    Ever wonder why so many howling about the need for more Liberty and Freedom also speak so loudly AGAINST a Citizen led Convention to amend the document?? Could it be that Liberty and Freedom to them does NOT acknowledge the rights of a super majority to determine a National Destiny??

    3. Accelerate the decay and downfall. We are doing that on a daily basis by exposing their corruption and trying to educate more people on the matter. This includes prepare, like the first one, just more activity.

    Accelerating does not mean educating. It means actively trying to cause the Govt. to lose its hold and collapse the system it created. It is the Cloward/Piven strategy of the left. Collapse the system then be there to pick up the pieces.

    So like I said, under either 1 or 2 how do you know you will win the fight over the scraps?

    P.S. Education is part of number 2 if you want it to result in meaningful changes.

    Be an activist and prepare. At least until being vocal runs astray of the law, which the Liberals are pushing for, then words change to other activity. Those will be the fun days 😀

    Yes, because having to kill your neighbors and fellow citizens will be so much fun. 😦

    • gmanfortruth says:

      OK, good questions etc! 🙂

      OK, what does then act mean? Do nothing but prepare means you do not act. You simply protect you and yours. Let the elites run the world and stay clear. So exactly what action do you think is going to work then that will not work now? What trigger is going to make the difference??

      It’s impossible to predict what the trigger would be, but my best guess about action would involve violence. BUT, I doubt anything will happen in our lifetime. The good news is that we won’t be disarmed like other societies. That may help save a few million lives down the road.

      Voting……Yep, been watching how well it worked since 2014. There are several problems with relying on voting. The lack of educated voters being a big one. When people don’t even know what the 4th of July celebrates, we have a problem. The monopoly by two groups on the elections, which will NEVER get fixed via legislation is is another problem, because money talks. We could probably agree on most of the problems, it’s the solutions that we don’t see eye to eye. If only we had an educated electorate and honest people running for office……Please note that I’m only talking about the Federal level, not lower levels, despite the problems there as well. What would you propose at a Constitutional Convention? How do expect to get anything to pass considering the above mentioned problems that currently exist?

      How do you propose to collapse the system if few people understand the problem? I tend to believe that corrupt politicians speed up their corrupt ways to keep those after them at bay. Eventually, they go to far.

      Yes, because having to kill your neighbors and fellow citizens will be so much fun. When they make peaceful revolution impossible, violent revolution is inevitable.

  30. A Bill being proposed in California requiring residents to “turn in all detachable magazines”….They are using a term of “bullet buttons”….the button that is designed to release the magazine so another can be inserted. This would include all hand guns, all hunting weapons, and target weapons. ( They have not been excluded ) For example, a Marlin .22 cal rifle that holds magazines or clips woud be included and that weapon is only for target shooting in competitions. Governor Brown saying that all competitions would simply have to change their rules or leave California. The CRPA ( California Rifle and Pistol Association ) said…..ok we are outta here. They are moving their competitions and association to nearby Las Vegas. Excel Arms is moving to Plano, Texas.

    Northrup Grumman headquartered in San Francisco, has purchased property in Amarillo, Texas and Abiliene, Texas as well as Plano, Texas. It has annual sales of $20 billion and says it will move its entire operation to Texas by the end of 2018 and that includes all manufacturing of the B2 bomber. Governor Brown offered tax free incentives for the next 20 years but Grumman turned them down. They employ 68,000 world wide. They are going to move their LA plant in total. According to Grumman executives, they say it will be nice to move to a State that supports the military and the defense industry and that has sensible employement regulations and no taxes.

    Boeing has already moved most of its affiliates from California to Texas and has said that Governor Browns initiatives on various fronts has prompted the rest of the move. It will totally relocated by the end of 2017.

    That is a total of 30,000 jobs that will leave California because of the recent moves by Governor Brown.

    • That is ok…..it leaves more room for the plethora of illegals that California likes. I wonder how much in lost taxes this would amount to for California. Senator Nancy Pelosi is penning a new bill to penalize companies for moving from state to state without making amends to the home state. She says that, and I quote, “renegade States like Texas will usurp all our jobs without some penalty.” So, we are now renegades…..COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I believe this is the result of brain damage from taking to many hallucinogenic drugs. You can’t blame CA voters, Brown or the legislature. They are mentally impaired.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Yes, you can blame the voters….They keep bringing back Jerry Brown and his kind over and over. The legislature has not changed forever. It gets particlarly bad when both the governor and legislature think alike.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Just like Bernie Sanders and Madeline Kuehnen (sp) did to GE and other companies who built anything relating to the military. They ultimately just packed up and moved to neighboring more agreeable States. That even included the Volvo tennis tournament that used to be during the summer when most of the “service” industry people were unemployed because the ski season was over. The tour employed them and restaurants and hotels…but no we can’t have these jobs here, but then also drove high tech companies out just as fast. Generally New Hampshire and Connecticut raised their hands. Few moved to NY or MA.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      I’m sure that the criminals will all line up to turn them in. The crime rate in California will rise and rise and these idiots will never figure it out. I feel bad for T-Ray and those like him.

      We will also see how quickly new products come out that will defeat these laws. I can see magazine wells being changed into a non-detachable magazine with a method of speed loading.

      For now, let the lawsuits begin. As a rule, if any government can outlaw something and force people to turn something in, nothing is then safe, nothing. Today it’s detachable magazines, tomorrow it will be SUV’s and motorcycles. You don’t think these psychopaths will stop do you?

  31. gmanfortruth says:

    Irony. Scheduled excavating project, clearing a driveway of stumps and leveling for a driveway on new property was delayed. The State’s is slow to get the required permits for the heavy equipment to operate in the State. Tomorrow we celebrate our Independence. 240 years later, there isn’t much left that we can do that don’t require the permission of government. OH the irony! Don’t forget to vote in November 😀

  32. I usually don’t even read the left-wing propaganda sites. I only read the right-wing propaganda sites and the C.T. sites. 🙂 I try to use common sense and read between the lines on everything before reaching a decision. Last night I was in a curious mood and was reading some articles on Mother Jones. Well after making one comment…not only was my comment deleted…it appears I can’t post on that site anymore. Amusing, really…”agree with us or we will ban you!” At least the C.T. sites don’t ban me….they just call me an idiot if I don’t believe in Nibiru. 😉

    • I get banned from Huffpo all the time. Tried four different “handles:….but each time a conservtive thought comes out…..I am gone.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        What I find so amazing is that the liberal/progressive sites are are so fast in deleting, banning any thought counter to their own. Yet claiming “free” speech when they invade any public event that has a speaker that runs counter to their thoughts and disrupt and put people at risk in such a way that usually a university or some cities withdraw the invitation or permit to speak or hold a rally.

        Like NY, CA and other States trying to make it a criminal violation to speak against climate change unless it agrees with their deliberate falsification of data to advance their political agenda.

  33. The party in power in CA are in total denial as to why people and companies leave the state. Every time a company decides to leave they always give excuses other than taxes, regulations, and the cost of living. I am currently in a debate with and old liberal who thinks that we should return to the 90% tax brackets and unionism we had in the glory days, i.e., the ’50s – ’70s. He thinks Reagan’s busting of the air controllers and his tax cuts are the cause of the decline in the middle class. I countered all his arguments and then he demanded I cite references. So I did a quick search, picked the first hit which was report documenting the exodus from CA and the fact that they were all moving to low tax and regulation states. He countered that the report does not say explicitly that people are leaving because of high income tax rates then says that many have left because of high capital gains taxes on their IPOs. I guess the difference is earned income vs unearned. But as I see it the still left for tax reasons. Even Elon Musk built his factory in Nevada despite massive tax incentives offered by CA.

    • what I do not understand is the denial of the California lawmakers. When they are asked on TV or some news pundit asks about companies leaving California…they deny it or they just blow it off. It is amazing.

      • Like most major man made catastrophes, it is always the intersection of several problems that result in the catastrophe. Most of the companies leave citing taxes, regulations, resources, labor costs, living costs, etc. Some imply they are consolidating facilities. The people in power always look for the one excuse that does not point the finger back at them.

        Then of course the try the crony capitalist route called bribery. They offer big incentives for the companies to stay never considering that if they revamped their anti-business practices for everybody, they would not need to offer special deals. The offered Tesla millions in incentives to build their new plant in CA. They opted for Nevada instead.

        Here in Sacramento, they are building a new basketball arena. The state legislature passed a special bill allowing the arena to fast track the permit and environmental impact processes. Once again it never dawned on them that the excessive paperwork involved in any business expansion was detrimental to all businesses in the state.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          I’m just waiting to see not only the final bill for the high speed rail the Brown administration wants to put in, but how long it will take to clear the way if all land use laws are observed, much less the costs after the Obama subsidies expire. Drive this electric train by wind and solar power, much less think of the time lost, coming into the station in LA then having to rent a vehicle and go back out to the communities where businesses are. Worse on the SF end. There are only 2 of these systems in the world that make any sort of profit. They only can exist by the government largess and their continued stealing of the peoples, getting harder each day, wages. Private companies usually do not make the same mistakes twice, or they’d be out of business. However government given that they can print money at will keeps doing the same thing over and over, looking for different results, but I actually do not think they even think different results will occur anymore, they just do it to do something.

          At least when governments ran on actual assets, real currency they had to deal with hard reality of their actions. No money, no action. That kept government limited.

          I just had a conspiracy thought……The Brown and Obama administrations deliberately worsened the effects of the drought in the valley on the farmers so they’d give up their land and the government can snap it up at auction, valueless as farmland, but would reduce the costs of their boondoggle project.

          • I suspect that we will be in a perpetual state of drought from now on because that gives them more control. They will demand that high volumes of water be released to safe the smelt thus allowing them to continue rationing the remainder. With the rationing comes increased rates because they must cover the same costs at lower volumes. We will sink billions in the delta tunnel system which is a construction boondoggle like the train to nowhere.
            By the way Dale, I plan to build a resort at end of track. Would you like to buy a lot or two?

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              Not a chance. I much prefer to be 1/2 block from the water and where a local government at least for now tells the Feds where to get off. Interesting note…..we have an abundance of water and our rates are higher than San Juan Capistrano even after they got a rate hike during the 4th year of the drought.

  34. Just A Citizen says:

    HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY 240TH TO THE GOOD OL’ US OF A.

  35. gmanfortruth says:

    Happy Independence Day!

  36. gmanfortruth says:
    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      The unelected regulators in Brussels are even dictating the proper size of a pomagranete to be sold in the EU. If it’s ripe it’s ripe and ready to eat. To hell with the size.

      Next they’ll dictate that all men’s nether appendages must curve left and be at least 9″ in length.

  37. Happy Independence Day!

  38. gmanfortruth says:
  39. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I’m so glad to see in today’s NY Times that scientists are surprised that the ozone hole in the antarctic is reducing in size and seems to be healing itself. After the ban on aerosols and other chloroflorine products from our lives. One of Al Gore’s 1st projects. Now just to be honest here, I rarely if ever used products that used aerosol propellents.

    Way back when the enviromentalists made a big deal and the UN and everyone started passing laws…volcanologistss said just look under the hole. You’ll see an active volcano. The enviromentalist alarmingly back in the 90’s said oh my god it’s moved to central america. Volcanologists again said look under the hole. Volcanos punch holes in the atmosphere and pump untold amounts of the very same gases that make up chloroflorocarbons into said hole….again real scientists were ignored for political control. Unfortunately for us, the world was not alarmed enough so the pseudo scientists had to invent man made global warming and climate change.

    But at last count there are 4 active volcanos in antarctica, though subsided with the exception of one. And that one they’re saying will cause the ocean levels to rise if it really erupts on a massive scale.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I fully intend later today to fire up the “CHARCOAL” grill and make up some great baby back ribs. Much to the chagrin of the CA enviromentalists and PETA.

      Have a happy 4th and bon appetit

  40. THE Man!

  41. Just A Citizen says:

    Buck, D13, G, et. al.

    Liability is the mistress of Negligence.

    It is not for ME to decide what is either, it is up to a Jury of your peers.

  42. gmanfortruth says:

    Buck,

    G – then what action would be sufficient in your view so the business owner is not liable?

    This is probably the simplest answer that would solve the issue as far as this subject goes, take the damn signs down 😉 Law abiding gun owners are not the problem in this country, criminals are and they don’t follow laws or abide by stupid signs put on the doors of business’s. When a criminal see’s a “No Guns Allowed” sign, it’s an invitation, not a deterrence. Like the good Colonel said above about liability, it should be solely on the shoulders of the people. We got to this point (the subject) because government can’t stay out of peoples affairs and fell they have to regulate everything. Take away ALL laws regarding conceal carry, make it a free Constitutional carry State and this law on liability would not exist.

    Let me also add, I don’t pay any attention to door signs UNLESS I’m entering a courthouse, Federal building or any other government building, the law is different than for a business. I took a great deal of time to learn and understand the laws when it comes to conceal carry and open carry (I do both). I believe in personal responsibility and it should be respected, especially by business owners. This issue is also something localized. I live in rural Western Pa, lots of Conservatives, lots of Church goers and lots and lots of people with guns. Most business owners are carrying when working, see it all the time. The only “no gun” sign I have seen locally was on the emergency department door at the nearby hospital. However, on the main entrance to the same hospital, no such sign. We also have no violent crime. I can remember one shooting in 6 years, a black college kid from New Jersey shot a white kid after a party in Clarion, the local college town. That was a couple years ago, no issues since.

    Ask yourself a question. If one small business in a two block section had a “no gun” sign and the others had “conceal carriers welcome” signs, who do you think will get robbed the most?

  43. gmanfortruth says:
  44. gmanfortruth says:

    Given the NICS numbers, if there are over 30 million checks done in 2016, there will probably be over 18 million guns added to the private stock. That would increase the private stock to about 406 million private firearms in the United States. The private firearm stock in the United States will have increased by nearly 100 million firearms, or 30%, during the two terms of the Barak Obama presidency.

    Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/07/2016-steps-pace-record-gun-buying-nics-checks/#ixzz4DXOo4sIE
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  45. It is clear that Hilary is not going to be indicted……when she climbed onto AF 1 today…therein lies your answer.

  46. Hillary Skates!

    Now let us see if that BS about FBI resignations comes true. Not hardly I think, it ain’t (for all his faults) J Edgar’s FBI anymore.

    Time to FREE Bradley Manning! Let Snowden COME HOME!

  47. gmanfortruth says:

    As most of us expected, Clinton will face no charges, per the FBI. Reckless control of Top Secret information would have put any of us in prison, and we all know it, especially we vets. But, this will hurt the Witch’s campaign. If one wants to know the future actions of a person, one needs only to look in the past.

    In the CT world, an ex CIA agent (name is not coming to me, will find it later) stated in an interview that it’s quite likely that Bill Clinton gave Lynch a list of those doing the investigation and what poop he has on some of them. He stated one investigator was a pedophile, one was a closet gay (he also said there’s nothing wrong with that these days) and mentioned a few things about drug addiction and alcoholism. There is nothing unusual in his interview, as most of these accusations could be very possible. But who really knows what happened. Maybe Hillary simply didn’t break any laws that could be prosecuted.

    Trump will be all over what Comey said like white on rice, especially since Hillary has claimed he will be reckless. This will hurt her down the road. It may help her now, but that will be short lived.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Strange how Comey said that she was “extremely reckless” which any Judge would tell a jury that those exact words are the legal definition of NEGLIGENCE. If it smells like shit, it is shit. More corrupt government shoved in the faces of the sheep.

  48. There is no question that this is a rigged system……go for it Trump. Lynch’s statement that she was going to follow the FBI recommendation was an already known conclusion. She gave it away then……guilty people always acknowedge before hand how thorough the investigation was……the Director did just that ( I dont care how sterling his reputation is or now was )…..A Saturday meeting, a statement on the first working day when Obama and Clinton are on a campaign trip….it really stinks.

    Now, from personal experience and personal knowledge…….Had any military officer ( under the rank of general ) done exactly what she did…..would be discharged immediately, reduced in rank, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and the discharge would likely be a general discharge.

    • Yup. Notice the timeline. Drawn out for YEARS, Within 10 days, meeting with Clinton-Lynch. Hillary gets interviewed. As they used to say, before the ink was dry on the transcripts, no charges! Absolutelyfu*****amazing!

      • Yes….a SATURDAY interview and a fast track decision….yet it is going to take another 21 months on the foundation investigation……..really unbelievable.

        Again, when Lynch made her comments on taking the FBI investigation…..it was obvious that the fix was in….the elite win again…..I hope trump piles on.

        There is no question that her emails were hacked either…….none.

        • I absolutely believe that Vlad Putin is sane and thinks that the leadership in the US who want to re-start the Cold war are insane at best. . It would be a nice thing if he started leaking contents of her “secret” E-mails between now and the election.

          • Another question here. Since apparently the FBI people think that “intent to do harm” is a pre-requisite for prosecution, does anyone think that Manning or Snowden “intended” to do harm?

            • gmanfortruth says:

              Snowden and Manning intended to expose corruption in the Federal government, which apparently is a worse crime than being reckless with national secrets, which is no longer a crime, according to the FBI.

            • Just A Citizen says:

              SK

              Actually the criteria is the “intent” to release the information to others, not harm per se. It is assumed the release is harmful.

              Where I have problems is that when Clinton “deliberately” moved information from the Govt. system to her own that is in effect willfully releasing the information. Just as if she had it in an envelope and left it on a park bench.

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                The choreographed sequence from last week to yeaterday was so blatantly political. meet Bill and just talk about the kids….feathers get ruffled….Lynch recuses herself to not show any bias…..Comey does a con job and Hillary and Obama board AF1 to go campaigning in 24 hours…..how political can that get. The communist party went to great lengths to maintain power as long as it did….in a sutler (sp) way the dems are doing the same thing and also attempting to disarm the people while building up the internal police to be as powerful as the military. Which was a campaign goal of Obama. Moving right along to those objectives..

  49. Just A Citizen says:

    I feel sick to my stomach today over this DOJ ruling. I knew it was coming but now that it is here it still makes me sick.

    The worst is the cacophony of IDENTICAL responses from the left and ANOTHER lie by the Clinton camp after the release. Again claiming that using “private email” was a mistake.

    It wasn’t about using private email, it was about using a private unsecured, non Govt., SERVER for crying out loud.

    Yet I see thousands of comments today again only focused on use of “private email” and how Powel and Rice did the SAME THING. Bull shit, they did not do the same thing. Do people really have so little care about our country that they can’t be bothered to do a little research? Do they only listen to the echo chambers of propaganda that suit them?

    I am reminded of Mathius even claiming he knew of no crimes, no laws broken. This from an obviously intelligent person. Good lord.

    And yes, Clinton broke the law. Comey’s little announcement only focused on one or two laws which require proving “intent” to harm. There is a long list of other laws which were broken that do not require intent to harm. Only the intent to keep information outside the Govt. records system.

    Furthermore, how can you claim there was no intent when they deliberately established a server outside the system and deliberately moved records to that server, and channeled email with classified attachments through that server. When did purposeful actions not indicate INTENT? What, did all that happen by accident?

    I had to spend the 4th weekend with several people who are in the Clinton camp and willfully and deliberately ignore the truth in their defense of Clinton. It is the absolutely most frustrating and depressing thing to watch. The hardest part was keeping my mouth shut because they are my wife’s family.

    I wish they had made the announcement over the weekend so we could have really wallowed in the nations birthday celebration. Now my wonderful Sunday has been ruined with the bile taste in my mouth on Tuesday.

    • My condolences for your weekend with “friends”. Know that feeling well.

      There are people still alive in Moscow who think Stalin was a saint and still a few in Germany who miss the Fuehrer. There is no accounting for self delusion especially when their feelings somehow are equal to your facts.

      I have always tried to be fair minded and open yet I must say that with all the conservatives* I have known since becoming one in ’64 I find not 10 percent as delusional as the average “liberal”. I have some very good school friends who will excuse anything because, though they would deny it, the end does justify the means.

      Can you imagine any liberal Senator or congressman going to the White House in a circumstance similar to Nixon/Watergate and telling the President that the jig was up and it was time to go as Sen. Goldwater did?

      * I specifically exclude neo-cons here who I have never thought conservative. They were merely old style anti-communists we mistakenly invited in after the sane portion of the democrat party disappeared who then subverted the GOP and more importantly, the message.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        SK

        It is much worse, because they were not friends but “family”.

        There is no doubt I am the minority in my family. Although my two Adult Children are mostly on my side.

        • Well, if you visit Mom’s side of the family in coal country PA, you will see the FDR portraits still proudly hanging and listen to how bad they had it in “Mr. Hoovers Depression”.

  50. I wonder why it is not making news that under Obama’s watch, there are more terrorist attacks on our homeland than ALL OTHER President’s combined…..yet…..nothing is being said. Amazing.

    • Eleanor Clift on the McLaughlin Report over the weekend said this was the most scandal free administration. This after Benghazi, F&F, IRS, ….
      The press is covering for them at ever turn. It is obvious and the 47% fall for it.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        A scandal is only one where there is a conviction. Of course this is the most scandal free administration when the DOJ refuses to do due diligence and actually prosecute violations of the law by members of the admistration

    • Silly, silly Colonel. They are all the fault of BUSH! Dad, George and even Jeb. Why, hell, the few short months W. was in the White House (seven and 22 days I believe) were enough to thoroughly piss off Osama and the boys. And let us never forget that it was Bush the elder who put heathen, Infidel, bacon eating, dog loving, left hand using for eating savages on sacred ground in SA. Of course it’s Bush’s fault!

  51. Just A Citizen says:

    One of the first responses to Comey’s bull crap statement that explains why it is bull crap.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/comey_speaks_hillary_skates.html

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I truly would love now for the Russians, assuming that they were not just messing around, to start releasing the hacked emails they claim to have.

      I find it incredibly hard to believe that hackers can get into systems that have very tight security and never were able to penetrate her server. God those security guys she hired were good. (sarc)

      No intent…ha…lying to congress about emails, saying she turned everything over, Trying to destroy the emails on the hard drive and takes serious experts to recover them and then “classify” these previously unclassified documents. Of copurse they weren’t classified…they never went through the system. symantics,,,,just like what is sex. Everything she did was intended to deceive hide and obfuscate information from legal authority.

  52. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Sitting here over the 4th of July celebrating the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. I was trying hard to visualize any of our political leaders today and I mean any, that actually could have put together the Declaration, much less the followup document of the Constitution.
    There was a reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Nobody could give a speech like that today. Years ago I saw the address as written run through a modern editor, it was transformed into the most meaningless document. That is what we have today…..meaningless words meant to deceive not to inspire and reflect.

  53. gmanfortruth says:

    While the decision by the FBI isn’t a surprise, the investigations are not quite done yet, The “other” little talked about investigation involving racketeering and selling her influence gives a glimmer of hope that one day the witch will finally be served some justice, which at this point I’m not to confident of. Are these elites above the law? It sure seems so to me. But, the summer goes on and with the conventions coming, things will stay interesting.

  54. gmanfortruth says:

    International Business Times’ David Sirota noted the case of Navy sailor Bryan H. Nishimura on Tuesday, who pleaded guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials.

    According to the FBI, Nishimura “caused the materials to be downloaded and stored on his personal, unclassified electronic devices and storage media. He carried such classified materials on his unauthorized media when he traveled off-base in Afghanistan and, ultimately, carried those materials back to the United States at the end of his deployment. In the United States, Nishimura continued to maintain the information on unclassified systems in unauthorized locations, and copied the materials onto at least one additional unauthorized and unclassified system.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/05/obama-doj-prosecuted-more-gov-officials-for-leaking-classified-info-than-past-admins-combined/#ixzz4Dcz02lqX

  55. gmanfortruth says:

    Hillary Clinton: Too Big to Jail
    By Ben Shapiro
    July 6, 2016, 4:00 am

    On Monday America celebrated the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which condemned King George III for “(obstructing) the Administration of Justice.” On Tuesday the American left celebrated as the federal government obstructed the administration of justice on behalf of one of its ruling families, the Clintons.

    Last week the attorney general of the United States met with former President Bill Clinton, whose wife and foundation were under FBI investigation. They both insisted nothing untoward happened. Days later The New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton might offer Lynch a position in her administration.

    Over the holiday weekend the Obama administration announced that President Obama would fly to North Carolina with Clinton aboard Air Force One in order to campaign with her. Americans would, in part, foot the bill for the travel.

    On Tuesday FBI Director James Comey called a supposedly impromptu press conference to announce his findings in the investigation of Clinton’s private email server. He began by announcing that nobody knew what he was about to say, which seems implausible given that Obama was preparing to go onstage with Clinton at the time. Is it even within the realm of imagination that Obama would stand next to Clinton hours after Comey announced the intent to prosecute her? Of course not.

    Then, Comey proceeded to lay out all the reasons why Clinton should have been indicted: She set up multiple private email servers, all of which were vulnerable to hack; she did not set them up in order to use one mobile device, as she has so often stated; she transmitted and received highly classified material; her team deleted emails that could have contained relevant and classified information; she knew that classified information was crossing her server. He concluded that Clinton’s team was “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

    This was all criminal activity.

    But Clinton is a member of the Royal Family. Thus, said Comey, she was innocent. Comey tried to say he wouldn’t recommend prosecution because she didn’t have the requisite intent, but the law doesn’t require intent; it requires merely “gross negligence” under 18 U.S.C. 793. In fact, even the level of intent required to charge under statutes like 18 U.S.C. 1924 and 18 U.S.C. 798 was clearly met: the intent to place classified information in a nonapproved, non-classified place.

    Nonetheless, Clinton would be allowed to roam free — and become president. “To be clear,” Comey intoned, “this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”

    One rule for the peons, one for the potentates.

    This is the Wilsonian legacy, finally achieved after a century of waiting: the Big Man (or Woman), unanswerable to the law, approved by the population without regard to equality under the law. We now elect our dictators. And they are unanswerable to us — except, presumably, once every four years. The commonfolk, on the other hand, find themselves on the wrong side of the government gun every day.

    Tyranny doesn’t start with jackboots. It begins with the notion that a different law applies to the powerful than to the powerless. Under Barack Obama tyranny has become a way of life. Ronald Reagan always said that freedom was one generation away from extinction. It looks like we’ve finally found that generation.

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  56. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I see that the SCOTUS overturned Gov Bob McDonnells conviction for “corruption” even though he committed no crime under Virginia Law. Isn’t it stange that the Federal DOJ brought the charges against a governor who was at the time a big favorite in the upcoming presidential race. Eliminating him and reversed the swing of politics in VA.
    The Austin prosecutor who brought charges against the former TX gov was also politically driven but successful at the national level. They really attempted to get Christie for the bridge fiasco, But still cast enough S!!!. But then again cheer Hillary on her march towards the WH, and we’ll have a convicted felon (Bill) back in and what oh what will he do with his influence peddling business/foundation? To bad Kenneth Starr did not bring at least “un-indicted co-conspirator” charges against Hillary for her role in Whitewater.

  57. Just A Citizen says:

    A single mainstream media article that highlights the sorry state of affairs in journalism today. Even as a propaganda piece it is pitiful.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lets-debunk-this-social-security-myth/

  58. Just A Citizen says:

    Very interesting. Good counter to the “gun violence” narrative but a very interesting graphic on suicide rates. The lowest are the most intriguing to me.

    https://mises.org/blog/gun-violence-rhetorical-trick-gun-control-debate

  59. Just A Citizen says:

    Memo to Kathy

    Your Mission

    Convince your fellow cheese heads to retire Mr. Paul Ryan, ASAP.

    Thank You
    SUFA

  60. A question for anyone:

    Isis and other groups, are using facebook to openly sell female virgins and sex slaves and people are surprised. Here are my questions….Why is anyone surprised that there is a slave trade in the world? I see it every single week on the border…..Why are people “astounded” at the fact that kidnapped girls and boys are sold openly on a slave market? For the record, this is not new….. Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Qatar are just among the few that openly sell or trade sex slaves. Been going on for centuries. What is most troubling to me is that we are seeing an increase in demand of this nature, in the United States…..and the media leaves it alone. The largest cities that receives this trade……Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles. Those are the top five…….Even Las Vegas in not on the list at all and you are supposed to be able to get anything at all in Vegas.

    I might add that the Mexican government is complicit in this as well…..How do I know? We catch them all the time getting off trains, in trucks, cars……When we find the young girls (as young as 12) we have no alternative but to take them back to the border…..they are given to the Mexican Authorities and two weeks later…..we catch them again,,,the same girls. Our government knows that they are resold to “coyotes”…..

    So, there is no reason to be surprised. There is no reason to be surprised that kidnapped blond and red head girls in the USA end up over seas……oh, well.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13

      Because:

      1. Most people make no effort to understand what is going on in the world.
      2. Most people cannot accept things that deny their bias as informed by their handlers.
      3. 1 and 2.

      Or the Cowboy version:

      1. People are lazy.
      2. People are stupid.
      3. People are lazy and stupid.

      • Ah……As the great Duke said…..” Ya can’t fix stupid”….

        Seriously, tho…..is it because we ( meaning the US ) have been so spoiled and protected that we refuse to believe that these things actually exist? Are we, as a country, so naive to believe that the world is not “kumbayah”.? Or is it….as long as my ox is not getting gored, I do not care.

        I get tickled when I talk to people who go on cruises or travel to the tourist spots in Greece or Italy or France or even Germany and they say…..I have seen no such things or no such poverty and everybody is so happy. Of course they are happy when you buy their products in USD….they are sooooooo happy. Well, I have seen the back streets of France and Germany…and they are terrible. I have seen the back alleys of Thailand, Africa, Egypt and they are full of starving kids eating out of trash cans or parents selling their children to despicable tourists….

        The world is very, very dangerous and they do not like us. Not because of our ideology….but because of our wealth and because we flaunt it all over the world. The sex trade is alive and well and has been and will be. The movies TAKEN…….are true, more so that you want to believe.

        • God, I could write a monograph on this.

          Willfully stupid is what I call it. Things are the way I WANT them to be, do not bother me with inconvenient truths. How I ask, can the world stand by, how can supposedly Christian Nations or Nations founded in the Christian tradition stand by and allow what is happening to happen?

          We have lost our way big time as a race. 70 some odd percent of Frenchmen have no particular use for religion in their lives. About 5 % actually still attend church. You see, we have become so sophisticated we have no use for God or any higher power anymore. Rules? What are rules? They just hold us back,. We know when to stop, we don’t need no stinkin rules!

          The Eastwood line, “man’s gotta know his limitations”. is so powerful. This generation of westerners is smarter (in their own minds) than any generation before. They know more than Freud, Einstein, Aquinas, Plato, Aristotle, Churchill, and any other 1,500 great western minds you can name. Man can, on his own, always choose good over evil, right from wrong. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao? Why shit, they don’t even exist because they ain’t here anymore. If I can’t reach out and touch it, right here, right now, it ain’t real never was just a boogyman to try and scare us. Japan rapes the shit out of Asia for 15 years and we are the bad guys because we used the bomb to stop it and some GI’s actually went too far with Japanese women. Ditto with the krauts except by being white and having “white privilege”, they do not rate as much sympathy.

          Told you guys that I grew up in a half Jewish neighborhood and half of those folks had numbers tattooed on their forearms. I’ll tell any Jew that listens that they are sinking into shit every bit as deep as 1933-45. Too many of them place their faith in their fellow man and their fellow man is nothing more than a cunning animal these days.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            Interesting your last paragraph. In my friends diary, she talked about the same thing. She was an opera singer and traveled all over Europe. She saw what was happening. Her husband was an academic at the University of Vienna. They were Jewish. He put his faith in fellow man say nobody can be that bad, totally naive. She saw the horror happening and escalating.

            She finally convinced and packed the family up and escaped briefly to France. Many of her family stayed behind disbelieving the evil that men do. Those who stayed payed with their lives in the concentration camps. Some were useful and survived only to be taken to the USSR. Never to leave there until it collapsed.

            • Knew quite a few Austrian Jews who “got” the message. I guess it was the ability to see what was happening next door for five years before the Anschuss. It is so funny, I knew these people really well. The Sterns, Sidi and Henry were like grandparents to me (the woman actually made better cherry strudel than my Mom) yet I never asked the questions I should have. Would have been nice to know when they saw the handwriting on the wall.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Like the girl “taken” in Aruba. Holloway. Haven’t heard or seen much about the guy she was last seen with once he was arrested for murder in was it Chile or Peru?

          Get away from most controlled tourist spots in the cities and life is very different. That includes here in the good old USA.

          • Vander Sloot. Sitting in a Peruvian prison for some years for killing the Flores girl.. Got a prison worker pregnant and is now married to her. Holloway’s murder still unsolved, tho he’s on tape admitting to it. POS.

  61. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    No evidence of this happening, but based on the way many entities and people avoided prosecution by Obama’s DOJ. They paid a large sum of money into who knows what fund. Could the Clinton Foundation’s funds be a little reduced since last week? Maybe just a legally directed donation, perhaps?

    Has there been any prosecutions yet of those bank accounts in Switzerland that the banks advised illegally people from around the world including the US. I know France prosecuted a few. But there sure as heck been NONE here under Holder or Lynch. Again a quiet payoff to avoid prosecution?. The banks and officers were convicted of wrongdoing and paid dearly.

  62. One of the commentators on O’Reilly just called out Comey. Says the guy is 100% political. Goes after Ashcroft and Libby full bore. Major offense against Martha Stewart but punts on this?

  63. Just A Citizen says:

    OK, going out on a limb here but what the heck. I do not think Comey was on the take regarding Clinton. I think he is a political animal with great reverence for the FBI as an institution. This is what happens with many career Bureaucrats.

    His desire to protect the agency eventually creates a political action instead of a moral or ethical action. Which then casts doubt on the whole thing, including his reputation.

    John Roberts succumbed to this same problem with the ACA ruling. He feared the political damage to the Court rather than focus on what was Correct or Right.

    Now everyone is assuming that Clinton paid off Lynch, Obama etc. But what if this was actually the other way around. Which makes much more sense.

    Mr. O, knowing what was in the FBI investigation or at least being briefed by Lynch as to possible issues, lays down the law for the Clintons regarding Hillary getting elected. “You will carry my legacy forward and you will cover my back, OR ELSE!”

    Lynch delivered the news to Bill on the tarmac. Hillary was fuming not over Bill getting caught but on the news itself. She agreed. Obama scheduled a campaign trip with her immediately, over the weekend, after Bill’s meeting with Lynch.

    Now watch as all criticism and differences between Obama and Clinton melt away into the dustbin of DNC history.

    People keep forgetting that while the Clinton’s have money, Obama has a machine that is fed by class warfare and racial division. Exactly what Clinton now needs to win. Because she has little else but women, and she is losing some of those daily.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      There is something that stinks so bad with this only a Hillary supporter could miss it. The whole thing just stinks of corruption.

    • Ok, I want to play with your hypothesis some……First, let’s you and I agree that the use of the term “on the take” has other meanings than money. In the last two days, including last night, I have had conversations with lawyers…..even a good lawyer friend of mine, who is an officer of the Southwestern Legal Foundation ( a very liberal lawyer group ) who laughed and said. “who in the world did not see this coming”?

      1) Bill Clinton’s plane, sitting on the tarmac, on a chance meeting with Lynch.
      2) All secret service agents and FBI ordered off the Lynch plane and a 30 minute conversation ensued.
      3) A supposedly third party reporter just happened to be “tipped off” that this meeting was going to take place.
      4) Much is made about the clandestine meeting and the result of it was Lynch going on national TV saying that it was all above board and to put people’s mids at rest, whe will ACCEPT whatever the FBI says….thereby, taking her off the hook.
      5) The FBI after, months and months of investigations, SUDDENLY decides to meet with Hillary Clinton on a Saturday BEFORE THE 4th of JULY. ( This has never been done before in the history of the FBI ).
      6) Comey says he is worried about the people interpretations of the FBI investigation and makes an UNORECEDENTED television appearance to assure people that the investigation is above board and he puts his stellar reputation on the line in an explanation that reeked of pre-disposed decisions.
      7). Comey bastardized his reputation and became a political whore on national TV. ( Bets on when he resigns? ) He has no problem with money in the future..that is also pre-disposed. Probably a seat somewhere in the Clinton foundation as the new security director to ensure that the foundation is free and clear.
      8) Throws everyone in the investigation under the bus, and recommends no charges and, as Lynch said, she readily accepts the FBI recommendation.
      9) Comey announced that the investigation of the Clinton Foundation will not be complete for 24 more months at the earliest…..taking that issue off the table for her Presidential run.
      10) There is not one lawyer that I know….and that includes very liberal lawyers…that does not say it was not a rigged deal. Everyone knows it is rigged, down to the local shoe shine boy and everyone knows that there is nothing they can do about it.
      11) National security has been breached and no one cares…..including Comey.

      Let’s just start there…….any problems so far?

      • No.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        It’ll be interesting the see the question’s answer’s at today’s hearing in Congress with Comey. I’m sure the congressional oversight committee will not press him on exact points of the law and much less get a straight answer from him.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Dale

          They DID press him on the exact points of the law. Gowdy and Chafetz exposed Comey as a politician with no courage.

          They did not get a straight answer.

          Chafetz made a great point. Everytime he substituted Clinton’s name for a hypothetical defendant Comey changed his response as to the level of proof needed.

          Gowdy showed intent and “careful” planning and execution by Clinton to avoid potential prosecution. Such behavior is typically used to PROVE INTENT when presented to a jury.

          Virtually every point I raised since Tuesday was affirmed and used during the hearing.

          And the Dems Mr. Cummings sat there declaring he did not know why the hearing was taking place.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            Good that the committee was direct. Except for the opposition party. Proves the opposition have no intention of adhering to any law that is passed. Allowing it to be modified at will for political means.

            Awaiting the next episode after the commercial break from our sponsor.

            Geez this administration has divided this country……what is sad is that all one had to do is look at Obama’s record in Illinois and the US Senate and it was in plain sight that he was NOT in any shape of form a “bring it all together” politician but the complete opposite.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Rush Limbaugh is carrying my argument to the people this morning. I think his analysis is spot on.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          When I was still in business, annually I had to affirm the companies policies about the handling of information. Depending on the business it touched and whom set the levels of classification. Violation of any one of the criteria had consequences and many were not just company policy resulting in dismissal, but depending on the client could be a violation of law and could be prosecuted under those statutes.

          I guess Hillary is to dense to understand these restrictions and laws, I can not believe that in this day and age, that people who handle classified documents do not go through the same annual process as we did in business……except hers would 100% be covered under law.

          I guess the criteria to be a high level official is actually be able to lie over and over and contradict yourself and actually make the case she was in violation of the laws even intent by step one….setting up an unauthorized and unsecure server outside of the official systems…that’s intent.

          She still appears to have clearances to receive classified documents of the highest level. This is so astounding that the heads of any of these agencies do not have an ounce of integrity to go against Obama…..they’d be poster children of heroic action.

          I guess the Democrats are a bunch of mindless group think sheep that have a total disregard of the law at the highest level…

  64. gmanfortruth says:

    From the mind(less) of a Liberal college professor:

    “Look, there’s only one solution. A bunch of us anti-gun types are going to have to arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors … This action might also require coordinated hits at remote sites, like Washington lobbyists. Then and only then will we see some legislative action on assault weapons. Have a nice day.”

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/anti-gun-prof-calls-shooting-nra-ensuring-no-survivors

  65. gmanfortruth says:

    https://www.rt.com/usa/349805-philando-castile-police-killing/

    Another stupid cop who should have never had a badge on. I’m with the protesters on this one, utterly stupid.

    A question. How can senseless killing, committed by cops be avoided? Maybe hiring a higher quality police officer (to then get accused of racist policies)?

    • It would be nice to have a bio on the cops who do these things. I am still pissed over that Staten Island choke hold take-down of the big fat guy who was doing nothing more ominous than arguing with the cops over his looming arrest for selling :”loosies”. Surrounded by at least eight officers including one at least as big and fat as him, he was done in by a smurf sized plainclothesman covered in tattoos.

      The Staten Island DA said it was justified. Not by the video and certainly not by the post killing video shot, where the cops basically look and act like the a-holes they were.

  66. gmanfortruth says:
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  69. gmanfortruth says:

    Another question, maybe best answered by Buck. If Trump wins the national election, can his DoJ reopen the Clinton investigation and indict? I would say yes. Nobody is bothering to mention this in the MSM that I have read or heard.

  70. Just A Citizen says:

    Free market capitalism is NOT an example of Social Darwinism. Reminded of a discussion on this topic led by USW long ago.

    https://mises.org/blog/social-darwinism-and-free-market

  71. Q:What if someone else did the same?
    A: They better not
    Q: So why not prosecute?
    A: It’s not fair
    Anita: What?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Anita

      Here is the rub. Comey is using the fact that there has not been a case brought against anyone over violation of this statute due to negligence. So he is now trying to make it sound that charging the SOS would be like picking on her because of her celebrity status. Because no other person has ever been charged, UNDER THE NEGLIGENCE portion of the law.

      Which of course means the law is moot thanks to LEO and DOJ.

      On the other hand, this statement IGNORES the issue of whether the evidence does support a charge based on “intent”.

      There is a trick in all this that nobody is discussing. The FBI apparently limited its investigation and determination to one or two statutes. They apparently ignored all the other laws and regulations governing handling of Govt. Documents. Focusing only on the Espionage laws.

      I learned a long time ago that the answer you get from Lawyers can be controlled by the questions you ask them in the first place.

      I think Chaffetz and Gowdy showed today that there was in fact enough evidence of intent to pass on a recommendation to convene a Grand Jury. I find the argument that she and her staff did not know they were breaking the law absurd. On the other hand, it is nearly impossible to prove without some statements or documents admitting such. Yet the Govt. uses circumstantial evidence all the time to argue intent before a jury.

      This is where the double standard comes in. It is also where Comey has over stepped his authority by constructing hypotheticals like, “no reasonable attorney would charge her”.

      Bottom line: Lawyers have created a world where they can sweat almost any answer from the law they choose. If you are powerful enough you get your attorney and the FBI and DOJ on your side at the same time.

      • Missed your reply yesterday, JAC. Sorry. Can’t argue with your response. What’s not fair is that Comey made the case for a grand jury, then bailed. Aye, aye, yikes!

  72. On cop shootings…..significant other and I in a discussion on this. Both of us are licensed to carry. The law in Texas says, that you must show your CCL in the event a law officer stops you for any reason…it is to be surrendered at the same time of your drivers license.

    Now a question on how any of you would handle the following hypothetical situation.

    My spousal unit asked me what she should do or say to L/E is stopped and asked for her license. She carries her weapon in her purse along with her driver’s license. I gave her my answer…she has her own answer…..

    So, SUFA, what say you?

    • By the way, if any of you do not have the same answer as I…….remember that I have a clandestine raptor force quite adept at stealth.

    • Cough up the CCL with driver’s license IF you’re carrying at the time.

      • Actually, the law is very clear whether you are carrying or not….if you have one, you cough it up at the same time of the driver’s license..period. But…that is not where I was going….but since you were first and had a partial correct answer…..the raptor force is still in check.

        • But, as a bright young lady…..if yo are carrying a weapon in your purse and your driverse license is in your purse….along with your ccl…..is there anything special that you would do first? Instead of a guessing game, I will get right to it…..

          Before you grab and open your purse and get your license and your ccl, would you give a courtesy statement to the officer about your handgun in your purse and then ask him how he wanted you to handle it? Or would you just open your purse and give him the required documentation and let him ask if you are carrying?

          • I would let him ask if I was carrying. Raptor shield up.

            • In your opinion, Anita, if you did not tell him the gun was in the purse…you open it to get your license and he sees it……what would you consider a normal reaction for this police officer……

              I told my significant other….that you tell the officer that you have a weapon in your purse, you are licensed to carry and your driver’s license is in your purse….how would you like me to handle this.

              I told my significant other, that failing to do so and an officer sees a gun in your purse and you are reaching your hand in there…….what would you expect the L/E to do? At the very least you are going to be staring down the barrel of his weapon….and rightly so.

              YOu be open and honest and tell them keeping your hands in plain sight at all times.

              NOw, honestly, this is gun country. Every single officer approaching a car assumes there is a weapon in there.

              Raptors still inside, Anita……free lesson here.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13

      Let the officer know that both the license and gun are in the purse.

      Let the officer instruct you as to how he/she wants it handled.

      It has been my experience that police will not take a wallet or purse and then remove the wallet or license. They have to have you remove the license and give it to them.

      I am guessing the officer will have her place the purse in plain view where he/she can watch the hand and gun.

      Of course all of this is predicated on my experience with police who operate in States where many people carry guns. Somehow they stop these people without a shootout starting.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      LOL, my vehicle is a billboard for the 2nd amendment and hunting. I did get pulled over two years ago. I didn’t get shot, I didn’t tell the cop I was carrying and he didn’t ask. I also didn’t get a ticket. I will answer honestly when asked. The Minnesota shooting looked just bad. I think that cop is going to prison.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Of course, we don’t have crime like the big cities. It’s a different country away from people. It’s peaceful.

  73. Just A Citizen says:

    I want to remind everyone of a comment I made on the email scandal/investigation some time back. It goes to my theory that the coercion in this case is Obama, not the Clintons.

    Why would Mr. Obama be concerned with what happened to Mrs. Clinton? Well you see the White House received those email. It was revealed months ago that those emails, read by staff AND MR. OBAMA himself clearly showed the Clinton Server address.

    This means that the President of the United States was aware that the SOS was breaking the law, both statutes and regulation, not to mention his own policy directive, and yet he did NOTHING to stop it.

    If this investigation had gotten farther and deeper there would be a point where that would have become a major Political, if not legal, issue for POTUS.

    The question we must now ask ourselves is whether YOU believe Comey when he said he did NOT COORDINATE nor share info with anyone other than the FBI team. He certainly did a good job of getting his dander up when pressed on his integrity. So if he did not, WHO was passing the information to Lynch?

    Remember when Obama announced that there was no evidence of a “CRIME” by Mrs. Clinton? That was a few months ago. Was that a signal of threat or a slip up showing what he knew? Or does he just run off at the mouth like with other things.

    • Everyone at that level of government has excellent radar and can sense which way the political winds are blowing. I am sure Comey discussed the case with his boss Lynch. I am equally sure that Lynch talks to Obama. All it takes is an off hand remark or gesture from Lynch in front of Comey or even through an intermediary for him to get he message that nothing will happen no matter what the report says. It is very clear that he needed to get this “right”.

      I am also confident that Comey found emails going to or from Obama. He would recognize immediately that this could cause a crisis. At this time with the elections so close, why cause that crisis? What is to be gained. The country is divided enough. Unfortunately no matter what he decided, he impacted the election. Other than rule of law, he probably sees little upside to taking Hillary out especially if he does not care for Trump.

      Now as to coordination, I find it very convenient that Bill talks to Lynch. Within a short time rumor says the the FBI will not press for charges, they interview Hillary on not just any Saturday but do not record or swear her in, and the final report comes out on 7/5. This report was written long before they interviewed Hillary. It was a done deal and they were just dotting the i’s. There had to be coordination. It would have been verbal and very subtle. It could even have been nonverbal. It certainly was not in writing.

      We have seen a few in the MSM crack on this which is about time. However, I do not see any Democrats crying foul. They continue to be in lock step just like a bunch of lemmings. Although I do not agree with the Rhinos abandoning the party in favor of Hillary, at least they have the balls to show their independence. If only they had used them in the last 6 years.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      The very first thing I do is check the e-mail address on anything in my IN-BOX before thinking of opening it. As JAC says and I believe I concurred oh so long ago….Obama was and is complicite in the violation of the law in this case. Makes Watergate look like a high school prank which never jeoprodized (sp) national security,

  74. gmanfortruth says:

    May have just saw the beginning of a race war. Looks like cops shot in Dallas.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      All I keep hearing from pundit’s is “wait for the investigation to be completed”. After what Comey has just done, I’m not so sure that’s even possible anymore in this country.

  75. Anybody see those FBI guys lining up too resign in protest yet?

  76. Wrong too/to/two. Sorry! That would have been 10 points off a high school essay!

  77. Fox news……it gets to me at times. OK…here is stupid question number one today.

    Dateline Dallas, Texas… Ken Paxton, the State attorney general is there…and I watch Fox ask a question…it went something like this. ( Mr Attorney General, the Dallas Police Chief told the media what one of the shooters said and his motivations…he wanted to kill white offers, he was upset about Black Lives Matter, he wanted to kill police officers….) stupid question of the day… ” Mr Attorney General, how do you feel about that?”

    Really? Officers ambushed at a peacefull Black Lives Matters protest and you want to know how he feels about it?

    Saw saw a bulletin note on the local news that says it stinks of a set up…..the news said that this protest was organized within 24 hours and the route published…….now, I wonder who can make something out of this?

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Why would we expect the same people who have constantly tossed out the race card at every possibility to act any smarter now? , there is a new article posted Colonel. I’ll be adding more there

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