Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Monday, November 29, 2010

TSA inquiry

Just sent this to the TSA's "No Fly" list inquiry:

I just wanted to know if I'm on your "no fly" list, seeing as I am one of your "domestic terrorists", because I don't agree with your ham-handed "security kabuki" that does nothing to foster safety, but indeed helps destroy American freedom.

I wonder if I'll get an answer. I still haven't heard from 'em about my other suggestion to emulate Israel...

More probably useless emails.

Had to send the two Demonrats their orders re: S.3194, but they probably will ignore me. At least Feingold is gone - he can't damage our country past the end of this lame-duck term.

TO Feingold:

The people have spoken. If you want to be remembered at all fondly in Wisconsin, you WILL vote NO on a cloture vote for S. 3194, and if it gets out of committee, you WILL vote NO on this abomination.

One thing our country DOES NOT need is special treatment of government workers in unions. I believe that all government employees should be prohibited from forming unions, as they serve at OUR pleasure, and have no right to continued employment at any terms other than what WE dictate.

To Kohl:

2012 is coming. If you want another chance to serve us, you WILL vote NO on a cloture vote for S. 3194, and if it gets out of committee, you WILL vote NO on this abomination.

One thing our country DOES NOT need is special treatment of government workers in unions. I believe that all government employees should be prohibited from forming unions, as they serve at OUR pleasure, and have no right to continued employment at any terms other than what WE dictate.

FWIW...

Despotism Made Easy

Go read...it's good.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Despotism Made Easy


DMEFAT -

Take the survey.

From JFPO:

Should America Remain a Christian Nation?

By Aaron Zelman, Founder and Director of Jews for the Preservation
of Firearms Ownership. (a JPFO survey)
Copyright JPFO 2010


Please be sure to read this article before going to take the related survey, the link for which can be found at the end.



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Our nation has devolved from the foundational ideals of personal self responsibility and personal self sufficiency into the present day Nanny State.

Left leaning pastors, preachers and priests have embraced well meaning, but misguided, schemes like welfare, mandatory wealth redistribution, affirmative action, public (aka government controlled) education, censorship, political correctness, “globalism”, and, last but certainly not least, “gun control”.

Have Christians been played for suckers for decades?

JPFO has aggressively challenged na├»ve and misguided Jews for over twenty years. Now it’s time for Christians to more deeply examine their true values.

JPFO is conducting a new survey. The purpose of this survey is to get people to think more clearly, and to do some serious introspection about their deepest beliefs. A cultural showdown regarding the continued existence of Christianity is coming to America. Where will you stand? How will your deepest spiritual beliefs embolden (or weaken) that stance?

Jews, being, at the very most, three percent of the population, have a vested interest in America remaining a Christian nation. Jews have survived and thrived here because America was a Christian nation. Christian America has given Jews opportunities, liberties and security they would have never had in other countries.

This nation was inarguably founded upon Christian and Old Testament (Torah) Jewish values. It was not founded by moral relativists, Marxists, secular humanists, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, or Muslims.

JPFO’s interpretation of a Christian nation is the following:

  • A Constitutional Republic rather than a theocratic form of government like Islam.
  • The institutional separation of church and state versus today’s legalistic secularization of our entire society.
  • Protection of the individual’s right to religious belief and the exercise of personal conscience.
  • A distinction between theology and time tested and successful guidelines of behavior like the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.
  • Freedom of choice in the religious “market place”, thus ensuring personal spiritual liberty.

Clear thinking Jewish commentators and religious leaders have long realized the reality of America being a Christian nation…and the absolute imperative that it remain so.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pollution is good for us!

All the crap Asia is spewing to make the crap we buy from them is saving us from glowbull worming!

From the Daily Mail:

Global warming has slowed down over the past 10 years, say scientists

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:27 PM on 26th November 2010

The rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed in the past decade, scientists said today.

In a report published today, the Met Office said the slow in the rate of warming was down to a combination of natural variation in the weather and pollution.

Scientists say one of the major factors is the rise in heavy industry and pollutant 'aerosols', particularly in Asia.

An upsurge in industrial emissions such as sulphur which are being pumped into the atmosphere reflects sunlight and could lead to a cooling effect.

A NASA thermal satellite image of the Earth.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1333225/Global-warming-slowing-say-scientists.html#ixzz16WXL5xoW

Friday, November 26, 2010

Inch by inch...

they are tightening the noose.

breaking news Recently, the NFATCA took the lead on an issue that could have far-reaching consequences in the NFA and Sporting communities. It was learned that ATF was seeking to create a definition of small arms ammunition under the aegis of the Safe Explosives Act. The definition was being created as an opinion letter and had no input from the firearms community. More importantly, it could have arrived as a declaration that all ammunition above .50 caliber would now be classified as an explosive. New licensing, regulation, administration and the prospect of re-classifying all weapons that used these new explosives were a very real possibility. The fact that this was "flying under the radar" of traditional firearms advocacy groups was troubling, to say the least.

John Brown, NFATCA's President, arranged for a meeting with Acting Director Melson and his senior staff on November 19, 2010. Invitees to the meeting included senior officials from the NRA, SAAMI, Safari Club International and the NSSF.The prospects for calamity were reviewed and Mr. Melson agreed to assemble a working group, led by NFATCA, to make certain that "we get this right". Check back for regular updates.

H/t Say Uncle

Bill Whittle!

He's great! Go watch the whole series.

What We Believe

The TSA wants your input!

Give 'em a piece of your mind!

I just sent this:

Rather than continuing the current program of blatant violations of American's privacy and dignity, not to mention the blatant disregard for the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, perhaps your agency should investigate adopting the proven techniques used by the Israeli airport security people.

Profile, baby, profile! Searching 80-year old grandmas and three-year-old girls just makes our country a laughing-stock in the eyes of the world, and can not stop one serious terrorist.

H/t A Trainwreck in Maxwell

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The real dope on TSA bulls**t

H/t Radley Balko

Security and Terrorism Expert Bruce Schneier: TSA Scans "Won't Catch Anybody"

Since 9/11, cryptology expert and security consultant Bruce Schneier has been one of the most pointed critics of the government's anti-terrorism security programs. In his 2003 book "Beyond Fear," he coined the phrase "security theater" to refer to measures which are undertaken not because they will be effective at thwarting attacks, but because the agencies carrying them out need to appear to be doing something useful. We spoke to Schneier about the recent controversy involving the Transport Security Agency's use of invasive scanners and full-body pat-downs.

By Jeff Wise
TSA

Bruce Shneier argues that much of the TSA's airport screening procedures are "security theater." (Photo by Flickr/Joel Franusic)

November 19, 2010 10:37 AM Text Size: A . A . A
Q

What is really being seen by these machines?

A
Bruce Schneier: In theory, it sees stuff that isn't part of the body. So if you've got a stapler in your pocket, it will show up. The thought is that it will see stuff that a metal detector won't detect, like a ceramic knife. But this doesn't seem to be borne out by reality.

Q

The machines have shown up in the wake of the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up a plane with chemicals stored in his briefs. Would this technology have stopped him?

A
The guys who make the machines have said, "We wouldn't have caught that."

Q

So what kind of attack will this prevent, that otherwise might be successful?

A There are two kinds of hijackers. There's the lone nutcase, like someone who will bring a gun onto a plane because, dammit, they're going to take the whole plane down with them. Any pre-9-11 airport security would catch a person like that.

Quantative easing explained - at last!

H/t Domestic Divapalooza:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Science fiction becoming reality yet again

Brainwashing for real?

Method to erase traumatic memories may be on the horizon

Roger L. Clem and Richard L. Huganir

Postdoctoral candidate Roger L. Clem (left) and Richard L. Huganir, professor and chair of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins, are conducting research into erasing traumatic memories. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / November 22, 2010)


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Soldiers haunted by scenes of war and victims scarred by violence may wish they could wipe the memories from their minds. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say that may someday be possible.

A commercial drug remains far off — and its use would be subject to many ethical and practical questions. But scientists have laid a foundation with their discovery that proteins can be removed from the brain's fear center to erase memories forever.

"When a traumatic event occurs, it creates a fearful memory that can last a lifetime and have a debilitating effect on a person's life," says Richard L. Huganir, professor and chair of neuroscience in the Hopkins School of Medicine. He said his finding on the molecular process "raises the possibility of manipulating those mechanisms with drugs to enhance behavioral therapy for such conditions as post-traumatic stress disorder."

Algore wakes up?

Interesting....

U.S. corn ethanol "was not a good policy"-Gore

Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:24pm GMT

* U.S. ethanol consumes about 40 pct corn crop

* Impact on food prices "real"

By Gerard Wynn

ATHENS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was "not a good policy", weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.

U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on Dec. 31.

Total U.S. ethanol subsidies reached $7.7 billion last year according to the International Energy Industry, which said biofuels worldwide received more subsidies than any other form of renewable energy.

"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol," said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.

"First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.

DREAM act emails

To Kohl:

2012 is coming fast. We WILL remember your votes in the next two years.

Vote NO on any "immigration reform" that includes any kind of short cut for people who have violated our immigration laws. Our Constitution does not allow for instant citizenship simply because a person is born on our side of the border - he or she MUST be the child of a legal immigrant or other person "subject to the laws of the US".

Vote NO on the 'DREAM" act. We are watching.

To Feingold:

The people have demonstrated their appreciation for your votes up 'til now. You have a couple months to attempt to redeem yourself in our eyes.

One thing you can do is vote NO on this so-called "DREAM Act" that would give persons illegally in this country a short-cut to citizenship. We do NOT want you to vote for this.

We have removed you from office because you have not done what we expect of our representative in the Senate. Do the right thing at the end of your career and vote NO on the "DREAM Act".

Enjoy your retirement pay.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feds could shut down your web site?!?

Not satisfied with suing single moms for hundreds of thousands of $$$ because their teen shared a music file, now this:

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Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

Who says Congress never gets anything done?

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy, and contains what some have called the “nuclear option,” which would essentially allow the Attorney General to turn suspected websites “off.”

COICA is the latest effort by Hollywood, the recording industry and the big media companies to stem the tidal wave of internet file sharing that has upended those industries and, they claim, cost them tens of billions of dollars over the last decade.

The content companies have tried suing college students. They’ve tried suing internet startups. Now they want the federal government to act as their private security agents, policing the internet for suspected pirates before making them walk the digital plank.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Feds want to jam your phone?

Ray La Hood, US Transportation Secretary, thinks he has the power to keep you from having mobile phone access.

Glen Beck show link

If the government starts putting cell phone jammers in cars, I, for one, will start offering services to disable them.

Remember "seat belt interlocks"? I had a bunch of customers back when I had my car repair business who paid me to disable these. They often failed and prevented the car from starting at all - just when you needed to get going. Stupid idea, with a noble root - keep the ignorant idiot public from driving un-belted. I can only imagine how many crimes occurred because the victim's car wouldn't start RIGHT NOW.

Any interference with communications in cars will instantly have very serious unintended consequences, such as assault, rape, murder, and deaths preventable by a quick phone call. Would this system also interfere with people using hands-free phones now built into many vehicles, that use BlueTooth to communicate with your cell phone? This is right up there in the stupid idea column along with banning guns in certain places, ensuring the only people armed there will be the bad guys.

The First Amendment to our much-abused Constitution states that gov't will make no law infringing the right to freedom of speech. This sure as hell is such an infringement.

That said, prosecute ANYONE driving recklessly, for any reason. We don't need yet more nanny-state do-gooders screwing up our lives. If many of the officers now assigned to sit in wait in speed traps were out there patrolling, and nailing people like this woman, some of the bad apples would be taken off the road and perhaps people would get the message - watch where you are going and talk later.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

S. 510

I just got an email from the Beloit Patriots - the US Senate is considering S.510, which would create yet more bureacracy to regulate snall farms, in the search for yet more "perfect safety" for our food supply.

Just sent Kohl this:

Vote NO on S. 510. We have too much regulation now - why not propose getting rid of some of what exists now, rather than add more?

Perhaps by shutting down the TSA or the FDA, we can balance the federal budget without bankrupting the nation.

No new regulations. Enough already!

Sent lame-duck Feingold this:

Now that you have seen the will of the people of Wisconsin, there are a few things you can do to leave on a high note.

First, oppose S.510. We don't need even more regulation on our small farms, especially at a federal level.

Second, investigate the TSA - better yet, let's abolish it. It is wasteful, perverted, and useless, and by it's very existence, proof that the terrorists have won. Use the money they waste groping Americans and using possibly unsafe scanners to make pornographic images to pay down the huge deficits and debts you and your colleagues have created.

Investigate the BATFE and remove a bunch of their funding - the Border Patrol can use that cash.

Do these things and the people of Wisconsin can remember that you did something right on your way out of power.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Get your pistol-grips now, before they get banned...

Seen at Gun Rights Examiner

ATF position on pistol grip 'shotguns' creates new danger

  • November 15th, 2010 12:13 pm ET

An interpretation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that pistol grip shotguns are not shotguns has created an unforeseen legal liability for owners of such firearms. ATF’s Nov. 2009 FFL Newsletter declared:

Certain commercially produced firearms do not fall within the definition of shotgun under the GCA even though they utilize a shotgun shell for ammunition. For example, firearms that come equipped with a pistol grip in place of the buttstock are not shotguns as defined by the GCA.

Here’s another wrinkle, from Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars:

An October 27, 2010, letter from the Firearms Technology Branch ruled that such a firearm, with a 17" barrel and 26-1/4" overall length, was not subject to the National Firearms Act.

You can click here to read the letter.

That would seem to indicate there’s no issue with violating National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR) requirements, right? No worries if you own one, or want to buy one…?

Not so fast. If the pistol grip firearms are not “shotguns,” what are they?

Friday, November 12, 2010

More on Big Sis Prevert...

More on our perverted TSA...from Prison Planet

Big Sis Forced To Respond To Nationwide Revolt Against TSA

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Infowars.com
November 12, 2010

Big Sis Forced To Respond To Nationwide Revolt Against TSA 121110top

Update: TSA Desktop Image Makes Joke of Cavity Searching Children

The federal government has been forced to respond to the accelerating backlash against new TSA measures which have outraged the nation, with TSA Administrator John Pistole and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano set to meet today with executives from the travel industry and heads of pilot associations.

Following intense and sustained focus on the issue by the Drudge Report, Infowars and Prison Planet, Reuters reports that, “Executives from the travel industry, including online travel sites, theme parks and hotels, were set to meet Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Pistole on Friday to discuss their concerns that security is crimping travel.”

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Sis is a prevert

Big Sis Janet N is a real prevert. Overseeing the groping and pornographic photography of Americans who have the temerity to want to travel.



How perverted is it to subject women and children to either a dose of radiation of dubious safety, so their genitals can be joked about by TSA screeners, or to scream "OPT-OUT!" and then thoroughly grope those same persons? Especially while those same screeners are forbidden to use common sense in selecting who should get more scrutiny.

If only the US government's leaders had the intelligence to take a lesson from the Israeli experience with airport security. I guess we have to wait until 2012 and a new president before any common sense will penetrate.

Seen at Prison Planet.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tammy Gay gets another chance to prove her worth

So, Tammy Gay got re-elected - probably because of all the union workers in her district that would vote Demonrat even if the Demonrats just emasculated them.

So, another email to her:

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Congratulations on your re-election.

Now, down to business. I hope you realize that you are employed "at will" by the people you represent, and that you are there to do our bidding.

Our bidding is that you vote NO on any new legislation involving any new federal bureaucracy, and new federal taxes, or any new federal regulations that in any way impact American business or the economy.

No more bailouts. No more "stimulus".

We want a balance budget, and reduced federal spending. Getting rid of earmarks and the like is all well and good, but what we want is for you to start dismantling all the alphabet-soup agencies that have no basis in Constitutional law, that are currently sucking the lifeblood out of our society.

I will be contacting you periodically to remind you of these facts. Remember - you work for US - you don't tell US how to live.

Thanks.

Chuck Kuecker
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FWIW, the 'capcha' on her email site: "murder, Adaymer"...