The Obama administration has targeted Colorado in their efforts to take guns out of the hands of Americans, law abiding and otherwise. Colorado Democrats voted to move bills to reduce the size of magazines among other measures out of the House and into the Democrat controlled Senate. Democrat Governor Hickenlooper supports the bills in principal.
Democrats are apparently getting “marching orders from President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, who called House Democrats the night they were debating gun bills on the floor and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who leads Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” says Senate Minority leader Bill Cadman.
Republican lawmakers in Colorado say they want the White House to stay out of their state battle over gun control, accusing Vice President Biden of personally leaning on Democratic legislators for their votes in a tight campaign that could change the national conversation on gun rights.
Republican state Rep. Carole Murray told FoxNews.com she doesn’t appreciate “East Coast politics” interfering in her state.
The concern comes ahead of a tense Senate vote — which could come late next week — and after a vote in the House that prompted the White House to take the unusual step of lobbying wavering Democrats. Biden’s office confirmed to FoxNews.com he made four phone calls to Colorado Democrats, two in moderate districts, but did not say what they were about.
Multiple sources, though, tell FoxNews.com that about eight hours into last week’s 12-hour House debate, Biden called Democrats Mark Ferrandino, Mike McLachlan, Tony Exum and Dominick Moreno to solidify support for the measures and to “remind them about the importance of the legislation.”
One can only imagine the promises made or the threats given to these state politicians.
Colorado was targeted by the White House knowing that if they can get measures passed in the Democrat controlled State where guns are part of its history and sport it can advance its agenda throughout the country.
One problem is that they are interferring with hunters ability to participate in sport they love. CBS4 in Denver is reporting:
A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.
A pump or semi-automatic shotgun is the gun most hunters in Colorado use. It’s a gun state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, says could be banned under a bill that’s already passed the House and Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’ll sign.
“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.
Colorado may get what it deserved after voting in these Marxist jackasses but there are plenty of states where the 2nd Amendment will not be budged. In fact, I wonder what will happen to all these liberals in 2014 in the states that try to circumvent the rights of the 2nd Amendment. I have a suspicion that gun control might be the the end of numerous gun grabber careers as plenty of folks in this country enjoy their gun rights.
Homeland Security has customized its fleet of 4th Amendment destroying Predator drones to include the capability to determine if a citizen has a rifle or shotgun. The tyrants from the various alphabet soup of idiocy assure the populace that it will only be used for border surveillance. What happens if a law-abiding citizen is holding their lawfully owned shotgun on their property? Will we have a drone strike on that poor individual? Will their 2nd Amendment rights be curtailed because of mis-identification by the drones?
Homeland Security’s specifications for its drones, built by San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, say they “shall be capable of identifying a standing human being at night as likely armed or not,” meaning carrying a shotgun or rifle. They also specify “signals interception” technology that can capture communications in the frequency ranges used by mobile phones, and “direction finding” technology that can identify the locations of mobile devices or two-way radios.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center obtained a partially redacted copy of Homeland Security’s requirements for its drone fleet through the Freedom of Information Act and published it this week. CNET unearthed an unredacted copy of the requirements that provides additional information about the aircraft’s surveillance capabilities.
So far the FAA says that the domestic drones won’t be armed. The question is what are the alphabet soups going to do with all that data they collect in violation of your 4th Amendment?
This country is out of control.
Senate Democrats are getting ready to completely destroy whatever privacy you thought you had on the Internet with one grand Constitutional burning stroke. Holy shit, they are about to allow over 22 government agencies unfettered access to your email, Facebook, Twitter DMs and more. Would love for the ACLU to step up but my guess is they are only outraged when it’s the right doing these egregious things to the freedoms and liberties the citizens of this country used to hold dear. NO warrants needed. Need a look into someone’s email account? Sure go right ahead.
Best be finding yourself a secure overseas encrypted email account for online communications you don’t care for assholes in the federal government reading.
You know the Reid-led Senate can’t be bothered to come up with a budget in the last 4 years but they can propose bullshit like this? America, you are fucked.
Gateway Pundit via CNET reported:
A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.
CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.
Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.
It’s an abrupt departure from Leahy’s earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications.
Scary stuff in this audio of a Canadian couple crossing the north border to come to Amerika to shop. They unfortunately ran into a buzzsaw of agent totalitarian power trip. The guy had the audacity to ask why he was being questioned, detained, which ultimately lead to him and his wife being arrested.
You must be prepared to travel as a docile sheep. Do not talk back. Do not ask questions. Do not value your privacy. Do not expect to be treated with dignity. Stare straight ahead. Play the game. Do not blink. Do not waiver. Do not protect yourself. This is America. They can do what they want.
America is a militarized construct of sociopathic tyranny. The amount of military hardware and software making its way to the local governments should be enough to completely freak people out. Unfortunately nobody notices because they are more worried about what is happening on TV than what is going on in the really real world.
A day doesn’t go by without some story of the DHS, TSA, SWAT or any number of other alphabet soup of government overlords making life miserable for the people. Control. Power. Americans are far more concerned with safety than liberty. So they have allowed the militarization of their country, state, community.
This language of fear has given rise to a politics of fear whose only aim is to distract and divide us. A perfect example of this masterful use of the politics of fear to cow the populace is the government’s War on Drugs. Reputedly a response to crime and poverty in inner cities and suburbia, it has been the driving force behind the militarization of the police, at all levels, over the past 40 years. While it has failed to decrease drug use, it has exacerbated social problems by expanding America’s rapidly growing prison system and allowing police carte blanche access to our homes and personal property.
Undeterred by its failure to check drug use, the governmental machine keeps chugging along. Consider that in 2011, half a billion dollars’ worth of military equipment flowed from the military to local police, with another $400 million worth of equipment reaching local police by May 2012. In addition to direct transfers of equipment, the federal government has given local police departments grants totaling $34 billion since 9/11. The 50-person police department in Oxford, Alabama, for example, has acquired $3 million worth of equipment, including M-16s, infrared goggles, and an armored vehicle. All of these new toys lead to specious SWAT team raids that eviscerate the Fourth Amendment, acclimating us to the vision of police in jackboots with assault rifles patrolling our streets.
And if the war on drugs weren’t enough we’ve allowed the government thugs to use the war on terror as another means to separate us from even more of our freedoms and eviscerate the Constitution.
Enter the War on Terror, the logical endpoint of constructing government policy based upon fear and paranoia. Marked by constant surveillance, torture, kidnapping, extrajudicial killing by our government, and the resulting loss of our basic rights, the War on Terror is the culmination of a mentality of fear cultivated by the political elite and willingly accepted by the American people.
A case in point is the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the aftermath of 9/11. Supposedly tasked with protecting the American homeland from terrorist threats, DHS has become more of a domestic army than a security agency. For example, in March 2012, defense contractor ATK agreed to produce 450 million hollow point rounds to be used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. DHS placed another order for 750 million rounds of various ammunition in August 2012.
DHS is just one of many aspects of a total militarization of government which has been taking place since the 1980s and rapidly advancing since 9/11. Consider that in August 2012, the Social Security Administration (SSA) placed an order for 174,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. The SSA plans to send the ammunition to 41 locations throughout the United States, including major cities such as Los Angeles, Detroit, and Philadelphia, among others.
It’s unclear why the SSA would need hollow point bullets, which are designed to explode upon entry into the body, causing massive organ damage. However, it’s worth noting that DHS and SSA have already collaborated in police exercises.
[P]olice exercises are the result of government policies engineered to maximize fear and paranoia. Yet they are only possible because of the acquiescence of the American people to all government programs relating to “security” since 9/11. Despite the fact that violent crime rates are low, and terrorist attacks are radically unlikely (in fact, one is more likely to die in a car wreck or be struck by lightning than be killed by a terrorist), we are seeing government agencies “protecting” us by harassing, arresting, and sometimes killing our friends and neighbors, all in the name of security.
The war on drugs is a failure. The war on terror is a farce. The war on freedom is being won.
In what must be a Saturday Night Live skit, Maryland police are installing cameras…to watch cameras…watching you. Apparently privacy hoodlums have taken to shooting, dismantling and otherwise simply vandalizing the traffic cameras in Prince George’s County, Maryland. These are expensive cameras, you see, and the county’s nanny corp wants to make sure the herd is acting in a safe manner.
Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.
But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras.
One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year.
Liberati is the Commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, which covers speed and red-light cameras.
Since April, six people have damaged speed cameras.
On April 6, someone pulled a gun out and shot a camera on the 11400 block of Duley Station Road near U.S. 301 in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Two weeks later, a speed camera was flipped over at 500 Harry S. Truman Drive, near Prince George’s Community College. Police believe several people were involved because of the weight of the camera itself.
Then in May, someone walked up to a camera on Brightseat Road near FedEx Field, cut off one of the four legs, and left.
But when someone burned down a speed camera on Race Track Road near Bowie State College on July 3, Liberati and his colleagues began to rethink their strategy.
“It costs us $30,000 to $100,000 to replace a camera. That’s a significant loss in the program. Plus it also takes a camera off the street that operates and slows people down. So there’s a loss of safety for the community,” says Liberati.
Maryland law says they can’t use the cameras for anything but traffic enforcement. Good to know.
The brainwashing of Americans regarding terrorism is near complete. In a brilliant example of irony and the sheer lunacy of air travel in this country a man was kicked off a Delta flight wearing a t-shirt that featured a TSA logo along with text that satirizes the agency’s paranoid and overbearing approach to airport security. Apparently passengers and employees were “nervous”.
Seems some Americans, flight operators and TSA are so stupid to believe that a potential terrorist is going to show up on a plane with a t-shirt that says “I’m a terrorist. Please harass me”.
Arijit Guha was flying out of Buffalo-Niagara Airport wearing a satirical anti-TSA t-shirt. He actually made it through security before his fellow passengers and brainwashed government spies ratted him out to the flight authorities. So he found himself escorted off the plane and back into questioning by government agents.
“I was then questioned by TSA about the significance and meaning of the shirt,” writes Guha. “I politely explained that it was “mocking the security theater charade and over-reactions to terrorism by the general public — both of which we’re seeing right now, ironically.” The agents inquired as to the meaning of the term “ZOMG” and who it was that I thought was “gonna kill us all.” As best I could tell, they seemed to find my explanation that I didn’t think anyone would be killing us all and that I was poking fun at overwrought, irrational fears exhibited by certain members of the flying public to be satisfactory. And moreover, they clearly deemed my shirt to be no legitimate threat.”
Having been told by Delta agents that him and his wife could take the flight only if they submitted to another search of their belongings and if he removed the t-shirt, Guha agreed, but as he was boarding the plane he was pulled aside yet again by a Delta supervisor accompanied by three TSA agents as well as multiple Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority transit police.
“I was questioned some more and my wife was also pulled out of line for additional questioning and screening. Our bags were searched, my shirt was photographed, we were asked multiple questions about the cause of our visit, how often we make it to western NY, and our drivers’ license numbers were taken and radioed in for what seemed to be a quick background check,” writes Guha.
And this exchange between him and the morons at TSA is perfectly scripted for Saturday Night Live:
After being booted from the flight, Guha and his wife were subjected to even more intense interrogation, with transit police demanding to know where Guha’s brother lived because he had originally purchased the t-shirt as a gift.
“You had to think about that one. How come?,” she asked. I explained he recently moved. “Where’d he move from?” “Michigan,” I respond. “Michigan, what’s that?,” she says. At this point, the main TSA agent who’d questioned me earlier interjected: “He said ‘Michigan’.” Unable to withhold my snark, I responded with an eye-rolling sneer: “You’ve never heard of Michigan?”
“This response did not please her partner, a transit cop named Mark. Mark grabbed his walkie-talkie and alerted his supervisor and proceeded to request that he be granted permission to question me further in a private room. His justification?: “First he hesitated, then he gave a stupid answer.” Michigan, my friends, is a stupid answer.”
Yes folks. This country is fucked.
Shooting a homeless man 45 times was just. not. enough. No, the local police thugs of Saginaw, Michigan decided 46 was the right amount to ensure their own safety from a *knife* wielding maniac.
Looks like the police has decided that simple target practice at the range is not good enough training. No, better to use a live target. Milton Hall was that target.
I can only hope that these SIX officers were poorly trained in their duties. Maybe this is what to expect from cops these days. Maybe this is how they are trained. Maybe they didn’t get the word to “cease fire”. No one cares about a homeless guy, right?
Cops seem less inclined to protect and serve than *control* the citizenry.
The Blaze has the sordid details:
Milton Hall, a 49-year-old homeless man, on July 1 was shot 46 times for failing to comply with police instructions. Police say Hall was brandishing some sort of knife and, after a brief standoff in a parking lot in Saginaw, Mich., the six officers had no choice but to open fire.
Right before the shooting, police say Hall called 911 after he had a fight with a convenience store clerk.
“My name is Milton Hall, I just called 911. My name is Milton, and I’m pi**ed off,” you can hear Hall yell in a video obtained by CNN.
An officer tells him to put the knife down and Hall responds: “I ain’t putting sh*t down.”
Shortly after that, the six officers open fire.
Saginaw police felt it was necessary to open fire “because apparently, at this point in time, he was threatening to assault police,” says Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael Thomas.
Why couldn’t the cops wait him out? Tire him out? At some point the guy would probably sit down and fall asleep. Maybe offer him a drink of whiskey and plate of biscuits.
Think maybe some coordination between the *brave* cops would have been in order? Like their sarge telling Barney that he has the shot if the mook comes any closer? One well-placed shot in the shoulder would probably take care of it. Too much to ask. Not enough training…
6 cops. 1 guy. 1 knife. 46 shots. Brilliant police work guys.
It really is a simple choice. President Obama has let you know *precisely* his inclinations. He is a communist. In his own words:
“Too many folks still don’t have a sense that tomorrow will be better than today. And so, the question in this election is which way do we go?” President Obama asked at a fundraiser in Chicago on Sunday.
“Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?” Obama asked. “Or do we go backward to the same policies that got us in the mess in the first place?”
You have another choice if communism is not your bag. Rep. Paul Ryan laid it out perfectly:
“America, America is just more than a place, though. America is an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s right. That’s who we are, that’s how we built this country. That’s who we are. That’s what made us great. That’s what made us great. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes,” Ryan said.
Pretty simple Americans.
Yes I realize that Ryan is the GOP-VP choice. Yes Obama is running for President. But the ideology of both election camps could not be any starker.
BTW – most Americans missed Obama’s Marxist bent last week when he proclaimed that he’d like to bail out all industries.
“I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.
I absolutely dread a second Obama term.
It is really amazing how heavy-handed police forces across this country is becoming. No longer content with simply protecting and serving, apparently they prefer to place their jackboots on the throats of the very people that pay their salaries in increasingly intimidating fashion.
At Humarock Beach in Massachusetts some residents were attempting to enjoy their 4th of July bonfire. The jackboot authority of Scituate decided that it wasn’t safe. So before the bonfire could even be lit the jackboots came out with a bulldozer and State Police to snuff the party.
They arrested a number of people for disorderly conduct. Simply because of a disagreement over their ability to celebrate the 4th of July. See, there was a time when the police would come out and discuss the issue. But now they simply barge right in with authoritarian might.
Boston CBS Local has the story:
Nearly 100 people attended a meeting at the South Humarock Civic Association Clubhouse. At the meeting, some residents went so far as to call Scituate town officials “Fascists,” and say Humarock needs to break away.
The latest aggravation began earlier this month, when residents claim the town was heavy-handed in enforcing a ban on bonfires.
“That was a full military operation… I mean hummers up and down the beach, state police helicopters, horseback, bomb squad, [and] a command post up the center,” said Fred Hayden, who owns a summer home in Humarock…
“Every time they talk to you it’s in a threatening fashion,” long-time resident Emory Langlolies said during Sunday’s meeting.
Langlolies described his experience with law enforcement on the 3rd as overkill. He claims he was playing patriotic music when town officials marched onto his private property and unplugged his stereo. Langlolies says an officer then crushed the plug to keep him from starting the music again.
“They told my wife, ‘we’re going to come back to clean this mess up. We’re going to charge you $300 an hour and we’re going to take our time doing it,’” Langlolies recounted.
“What’s occurring down here is a slow deterioration of our constitutional rights,” said another Humarock resident speaking at the meeting.
Look, maybe there was in fact safety concerns with having a bonfire. But I’m pretty sure it could have been handled in an honorable manner without it becoming a military operation. The police state is expanding.