Saturday, July 4, 2015

Don't Be Terrorized By Your Government This Fourth of July. Stay calm, carry on, and above all, defend the Constitution.

"There is a terrorism industry — politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, and risk entrepreneurs who systematically exaggerate dangers and who often profit from their fear-mongering and alarmism."

Dragon indigestion.

China hunts for 'manipulators' as stocks tumble
Chinese stocks tumbled again on Friday, taking the week's losses to more than 10 percent, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation and announced a slew of measures aimed at heading off a full-blown crash.

Army looks to five companies to develop munitions technology for next-generation armament

U.S. Army munitions technology experts are choosing five companies to help design and build new technologies for next-generation Army armaments and munitions, ranging from precision-guided munitions, warheads, fuzes, mortars, and different kinds of conventional ammunition. Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., have selected the five companies to compete over the next five years for munitions technology projects involved in the Rapid Prototyping & Technology Initiative-Generation 2 (RPTI-GEN2). The five contractors will help the Army Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) design, build, and test new munitions technologies for new and emerging Army requirements.
The companies are:
-- Universal Technical Resource Services Inc. in Cherry Hill, N.J;
-- TRC Defense Systems LLC in Madison, Ala.;
-- Savit Corp. in Rockaway, N.J.;
-- Middle Bay Solutions LLC in Huntsville, Ala.; and
-- Subsystem Technologies Inc. in Arlington, Va.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Quite a "haircut." Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse.

The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. High quality global journalism requires investment. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000.

"Americans Don’t Deserve to Celebrate July 4th This Year."

Being an American demands certain things. It requires things. It demands vigilance and courage. It demands that we never forget, certainly—but even more, it demands that we do what it takes to keep it. We have failed, and our children and grandchildren will pay the ultimate price for our complacence if we do not change our course. It may even be too late already. This 4th of July, instead of cheering about the independence our countrymen once had the intestinal fortitude to actually fight for, think about what you’re going to do this year to get yours back.

Beam him up, Scotty. "He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court."

In a nasty, racist rant captured by a Fox affiliate in Arizona, former Star Trek actor-turned-gay rights activist George Takei lashed out at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, calling him a “clown in black face.”

State Silences Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple, Fines Them $135K

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service.

Another alternate universe heard from: "Thank you, Michael Moore, for your works of endless courage, integrity, and conviction. We need Moore.".

From the Daily Collectivist: "Michael Moore Nails Every Racist, War-Mongering, Pseudo-Christian, RW Gun Extremist - In One Tweet."
Michael Moore: "One proud White American, in less than 2 minutes, has killed TWICE as many Americans as ISIS has in 2 years. White Terrorists."

Gay Rights Adaptation Of Iwo Jima Marines Sparks Outrage

The photographer of the gay rights image, Ed Freeman, The Post reports, has received hate mail, backlash on social media, and at least one death threat since the image went viral. “He said if he ever saw me, he’d kill me,” Freeman told The Post. “I got swamped with vitriolic hate mail.”

Running late.

Playing catch up after three days out. I'll have more later.

Mayor of Birmingham Alabama joins the Taliban for some cultural cleansing.

Six days ago, I asked in relation to the the removal of the Forrest statue in Memphis, "Will someone explain to me the functional difference between the cultural cleansing advocated by the mayor of Memphis and that of the Khmer Rouge, the Taliban and ISIS?"
Now we have this: Birmingham city officials take steps to remove Confederate monument at Linn Park
I wonder when the collectivist bastard is going to get around to asking all the white folks to leave town?

The Firearm Is The Symbol Of Individual Sovereignty

Whenever we abridge the freedom of others, and refuse to defend their rights, we enfeeble that right for ourselves, and we send that right to our children in a weakened form. Banning disgusting political speech will bottle up our true expressive desires and create a powder keg of anger in the affected minority, in this case, progeny of confederate war veterans.

"These Disunited States."

Two countries.

More along the lines of Obama kissing the Ayatollah's ass (assisted by Mitch McConnell). No, we're not going to arm our best allies in the region and we don't want you to do it either.

US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State
The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.
They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channeled through Baghdad. High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month. . .
The Peshmerga have been successfully fighting Isil, driving them back from the gates of Erbil and, with the support of Kurds from neighbouring Syria, re-establishing control over parts of Iraq’s north-west. But they are doing so with a makeshift armoury. Millions of pounds-worth of weapons have been bought by a number of European countries to arm the Kurds, but American commanders, who are overseeing all military operations against Isil, are blocking the arms transfers. One of the core complaints of the Kurds is that the Iraqi army has abandoned so many weapons in the face of Isil attack, the Peshmerga are fighting modern American weaponry with out-of-date Soviet equipment.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

David Codrea: Case SCOTUS Didn’t Hear Points to Larger Concern for Gun Owners

The fallout from two recent Supreme Court rulings is receiving needed attention, as it’s up to activist gun owners to keep apprised of looming threats and opportunities, and to minimize damage/maximize gains of case outcomes. For one decision, Gun Owners of America has been at the forefront of warning against the anti-gun dangers hidden in Obamacare. On the flip side, some are looking at the same sex marriage ruling to prompt states to recognize concealed carry permits. But as important as those concerns are, they may ultimately become moot points if a case SCOTUS declined to hear is an indicator of things to come .

My attitude has always been that if you catch a graveyard vandal, sentence him to be buried -- in the fullness of time -- in an unmarked grave.

Prosecutors: Cemetery worker used veterans' headstones as flooring

US Police More Concerned About "Anti-Government" Domestic Extremists Than Al-Qaeda, Study Finds

You know, if they're anti-constitutional secret political policemen violating their oaths, maybe they ought to be.

NRA's chronic amnesia. Kasich hitches a ride on the Weenie Wagon.

You'd think the NRA would learn. I guess not. Gun-rights lobby now OK with Kasich despite 1994 weapons-ban vote

Can you say "oops," sheethead?

Racist white guys ‘looking for a fight’ regret finding black man with CCL

Couldn't happen to a more deserving collectivist anal sphincter.

Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in corruption case
The pleas entered Wednesday by Yee; his political fundraiser and consultant Keith Jackson; Jackson’s son, Brandon Jackson; and sports promoter Marlon Sullivan bring an end to one of two cases connected to a massive federal probe that initially targeted a Chinatown figure known as “Shrimp Boy,” now accused of organized crime activities. . . Known as a gun control advocate in the Legislature, Yee, 67, was also accused of offering — in exchange for campaign donations — to broker a major weapons sale between a gun dealer and an undercover agent claiming to be a member of the New Jersey mob.