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“Fourth Amendment, Schmorth Amendment!”

“Give ‘em and inch, they’ll take a foot – give ‘em a foot, they’ll make a ruler!”

Authorities in Long Island have launched a crackdown on homeowners who rent their house out to tenants who have not been registered under a “zero tolerance” program that will see police conduct home inspections without notice.  …

…Landlords in the Long Island community of Westbury will be targeted by a newly created police “Housing Enforcement Unit” that will “modify search warrant law to eliminate prior notice, aggressively use warrants and housing sweeps on a regular basis.”

Residents are being encouraged to report their neighbors to authorities if they suspect they are housing tenants who have not been registered with the government. Local station News 12 also gave out an email address and phone number encouraging viewers to, “report a suspected illegal rental.”

Maintenance rules and violation fines will also be raised under the new program. …

h/t wirecutter, Paul Joseph Watson

Because, there is obviously no crime in this community, and the police have to show they are valid somehow!

Yeah, right…

EMCON

Rivrdog (of Nom de plume:  Rivrdoghas been blogging for 10 years!  10 years!  Remarkable.

Based on his most recent comments, he’s seriously considering going EMCON.  That is ‘radio silent’.

Now we are in the Obama Regime, and we have solid proof that extensive systems exist for the purpose of spying on US Citizens. I am likely on one or more lists of dissidents to be rounded up when “that day” comes, if it ever does. That doesn’t bother me as much as it might others, because I have a plan for that day. It DOES bother me that my few regular readers might suffer the same fate though, and I have been wrestling with this thought for several weeks.

Another thought I have had is to declare EMCON. Under that condition, I would presume that hostilities with the Government are imminent (or that they have already begun), not just possible or probable. If I go to EMCON, all my social media (including this blog) goes dark. I would advise all readers to give serious thought to what it would take for YOU to declare your personal EMCON. Analyze how you will make that determination. EMCON would likely be followed by mustering of Militia. Also give some thought to how you would respond to a Militia call-up.

THINK on it.

So, dear readers, is this simply hyperbole of some whacko, paranoid, over-the-hill blogger?  Or is there more here?

I was just discussing with ( name redacted  ) the other day about the Fall of the Roman Empire.  I’m certain they never saw it coming, either.  And, even with the 24 hour news cycle and ‘instant’ Internet connectivity, the question becomes will we?

The Romans thought they’d live as a culture for millennia.  So did Hitler.  The United States is one of the youngest countries in existence.  And she is a Grand Experiment.

And she appears to be failing.

What’s next?

Just An Observation

The United States seems hell-bent on making all nationalities resident here inclusive – even those who aren’t here legally and those who fail to assimilate into American culture.

And those who refuse to learn or use English.

My ancestors came here legally from Germany (and Ireland – kinda already speaking English!). learned it and assimilated.  There were proud Americans.

Witness below the nation/nation-state/Russian satellite of The Ukraine:

Nationalism unites, and multi-culti ‘diversity’ divides. So does culture and language.

- Paying attention yet America? Liking how that whole ‘diversty’ joke is working for you?

Belgians have the whole Flemish vs. Walloon thing.

- I don’t know if this is WHY Brussels is so dysfunctional, but when all else fails it never hurts to go with “blame the French.”

Many of us understand what happened in the former Yugoslavia. The linguistic divide between Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Slovene, and Macedonian (plus a few more languages) made the ‘country’ less functional than their infamous car, the Yugo. (map and text courtesy of Theo Spark)

Is anyone in our State Department listening?  If not, press one for ENGLISH.

I’m Guessing She’s Not An N.E.A. Member?

Stormbringer reminded us of a teacher of yore.  We need more like her, today.

Here.  Now.

Meet Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerrilla leader and school teacher. When the Japanese came to take the children under her care she shot them. She didn’t hide in a closet, she didn’t put up a gun free zone sign, she shot them in the face with her latong (a home made shotgun).

Note she has an M1 carbine with a 15 round magazine – illegal in the Gun Control States of California and Massachusetts.

She then went on to kill over 200 Japanese soldiers during the war with a group of commandos and holds the distinction as the only female commander of a resistance group in the Philippines.

In this photo she is showing U.S. Army Private Andrew Lupiba how she used her bolo to silently kill Japanese sentries during the occupation of Leyte Island.

Can you imagine an American school teacher in the day & age having the chutzpah to pull off a class act like this?

h/t Theo Spark

The (Former) State of The State

NOT The State of The Union…

David Hardy (Gun Rights Attorney extraordinaire – who lives in AZ!) reminds us of the Days of Yore…

From the Journal of the (Arizona) House of Representatives, 1933, p.167:

At 10:21 AM, the Sergeant-at-Arms announced His Excellency the Governor of Arizona, who addressed the legislature as follows:

“Mr. Speaker, Gentlemen of the Senate, House, and citizens of the State of Arizona:

I am not here this morning with a .45-90, or any malice of any kind in my heart….”

Can you imagine if a current governor (or President) addressed a legislature in such a manner, today?

Not with a Guffaw, but with a Hubba-Hubba!

Whenever I have posted too many serious posts in the past, I remedied doing so by posting a few guffaws, e.g. jokes, cartoons and funny pictures.  To lighten the mood.

AND, because it’s MY BLOG!  :-)

Again, I’ve posted a litany of serious posts, mostly regarding governmental abuses.  And it’s got me down.  But, instead of guffaws, I decided to invoke Rule 5*, instead:

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Alice Krige

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Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

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Kaley Cuoco

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

SIX of my favorite women!  SO many choices…sigh.

*Rule #5 Post – Celebrating Women

“Constitution-Free Zones!”

A federal judge who endorsed “suspicion-less” searches of laptops, cameras and cell phones at the border has set up a possible Supreme Court showdown challenging what critics call “Constitution-free zones” and the Obama administration’s dragnet approach to national security.

I don’t normally side with the ACLU. but…

“I think Americans are justifiably becoming increasingly surprised and even outraged by the extent to which the national security state seems to be monitoring and collecting information about us all,” said ACLU Attorney Catherine Crump. “We think that having a purely suspicion-less policy is wrong, because it leaves border agents with no standards at all to follow. That opens the door that people will be [targeted] for inappropriate reasons.”

Constitution-Free Zones?  Seriously?  Of course, we already have these elsewhere (airports, train stations, sobriety checkpoints, stop-and-frisk cities (Oh, wait!  They stopped doing THAT!)  :-)  Score one for our side!

h/t Fox News

So Much For ‘The Republic of Texas’!

Quizikle pointed us to recent judicial activism political agenda-making in the State of Texas.

I always liked Texas.  Not only do they have many ‘libertarian’ laws, but they were once their own Republic!  It did take them a while to evolve concealed-carry legislation, but they finally did.

And now some nazi judge says THIS:

from http://www.westernjournalism.com

Texas courts have ruled that because legally owned firearms represent “a threat of physical violence” to police, officers may ignore the 4th Amendment rights of Texas residents by treating ALL legally issued warrants as “No Knock” warrants, even if the issuing judge has made it clear that officers “…must knock on the door and announce their identity and purpose before attempting a forcible entry.

Say WHAT?

NOT Up To A VOTE!

EVER!

MY Individual Rights (and, of course, YOURS) are NOT up for debate, or a plebiscite!  End-of-story.

(Courtesy of Brock Townsend)

Commies at work: 59% Favor Assault Weapons Ban

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Most voters still favor a ban on semi-automatic and assault-type weapons but strongly oppose outlawing handguns in the United States. Seven-out-of-10 would feel safer living a neighborhood where individuals could own a gun for self-defense.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think there should be a ban on the purchase of semi-automatic and assault-type weapons. (Whatever THOSE are?) Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

NOPE.  Not moving on this.

MOLON LABE!  (pronounced lah’vay) should you need to yell it in some unwelcome intruder’s face.

While suitably armed.

Just When You Though It Was Safe (Redux)

…ANYWHERE!  To make a call, or…

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NSA can hack WiFi devices from eight miles away (video)

How The NSA Hacks Your iPhone (Presenting DROPOUT JEEP)

It’s getting so a guy can’t make a private telephone call, anymore!  ANYWHERE!  OR…

I used to LIKE United States Intelligence.  You remember, the guys on our side who struggled to get information from the guys on their side to keep us safe?  J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles, Some Anonymous NSA Generals…

Except, they found out it was easier to spy on us to keep us “safe” than to spy on the other guys!

Of course, finding where Bin Laden was or info on the Arab terrorists who bombed us mostly didn’t require them spying on us.  Or so we thought.

And then there’s always…

The NSA Is Watching You Masturbate Right Now

Wanna get off the grid?  Right now?

I do…

Even if I’m just making a call.

h/t SMBC, Zerohedge, Engadget

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1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.

2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.

4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.

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FEAR

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Bene Gesserit, from Frank Herbert's Dune

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