Agents threatened with termination for enforcing law
Yeah, I saw this in my email and scoffed at it! (The source was to me, questionable)
Then, my mole inside the BP confirmed the story – before I could even ask him.
As a lame duck President, does he not even care anymore about his ‘legacy’?
Or is this just more Cloward & Piven, progressive claptrap, designed to ‘level the playing field’?
How does a Chief Executive, with the duty and responsibility for enforcing the law, even make such a decision?
Of course, he has HIS armed guards.
He should try living in Naco or Nogales!
I’ve posted numerous times in this blog regarding governmental malfeasance, lying, fraud and other misconduct.
Usually titled ‘I’m Shocked’, coupled with a photo of Claude Raines (as Captain Renault in the film Casablanca). Youngsters, ask your parents – or watch a classic movie once-in-a-while!
Now, we come to THIS report (from Jeffrey in The Feral Irishman):
So the IRS funneled a kickback to a law firm that backed democratic candidates. Microsoft and Congress demanded an investigation and the courts told the IRS to preserve all relevant information. The IRS turns around and deliberately erases a hard drive central to the court ordered data protection. Will anyone see jail time? Will anyone be fired? Will anyone be fined? What’s the penalty for government bureaucrats when they break the law?Another fine example of “one law for THEE and another law for ME”. Read the story HERE.A big Hat/Tip to Alan in Cullman!
and good things will happen!
(as posted in full by Peter…)
If you’re a registered voter in the USA, it looks like your personal information has been compromised.
A whitehat hacker has uncovered a database sitting on the Web containing various pieces of personal information related to 191 million American citizens registered to vote. On top of the concomitant problems of disclosing such a significant leak to that many people, no one knows who is actually responsible for the misconfiguration that left the data open to anyone.
Researcher Chris Vickery … has his hands on all 300GB of voter data, which includes names, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, party affiliations, and logs of whether or not they had voted in primary or general elections. The data appears to date back to 2000. It does not contain financial data or social security numbers.
. . .
Right now, thanks to someone’s carelessness, it’s free to anyone who can find what Vickery did. That means anyone in the world can find out where a person in the US lives and what political beliefs they may have. If they can find the database, scammers and marketing folk alike will likely benefit most.
There’s more at the link.
I fear that in the age of the Internet, personal privacy has become nothing more than a contradiction in terms . . .
I’m fond of referring to my trial and tribulations with clinics, doctors, specialists, back-offices, et al in this blog as BUREAUCRATIZILLA.
Truth be told, I’ve encountered many fine medical professionals who have actually treated me, prescribed medication for me and followed-up with me. I’m a diabetic and two-time cancer survivor (not to mention arthritis, tinnitus, bad knees, ‘old person’ problems, etc.!)
Sadly, it seems many doctors, while medically skilled, cheapen when it comes to staffing the back office. Numerous record and billing snafus, misunderstandings and scheduling problems have been the result.
And, if this chart is to be believed, it’s not going to get any better! I suspect the ACA hasn’t helped streamline things, either.
‘Free’ health care? At what cost?
h/t Doc in Yuma
See what I did there?
Like most Baby Boomers raised in American public schools, I believed what I was told – that Washington was The Father of Our Country and Lincoln Preserved the Union and freed the slaves.
I still believe Washington was mostly good – the Whiskey Rebellion aside, but Lincoln is much more complicated.
An early statist and progressive?
Setting the stage for T.R. and Woodrow Wilson. And then F.D.R., Clinton and Obama.
Just as the Fabian socialists wanted…
(From Brock Townsend)
Lincoln, Lenin and Stalin: Communist Party USA meeting in Chicago, 1939
The full power of the War Department was utilized to secure Lincoln’s reelection in November 1864, according to Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana. In early 1863 he was sent to spy on Grant to determine his acceptance of Radical ideals and thus suitable for higher command; it was Dana who ordered Jefferson Davis manacled in Fortress Monroe. As a young man Dana experimented with utopian fantasies at the infamous Brook Farm commune at West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Bernhard Thuersam, http://www.Circa1865.com The Great American Political Divide
The Seeds of American Communism
“. . . [O]ne notable European communist of 1848 who was a member of the Union Army was Maj. Robert Rosa [who was] an early member of the New York Communist Club. The following preamble of the [Club’s] constitution gives insights into the worldview of these early American communists:
“The members of Communist Club reject every religious belief, no matter in what guise it may appear . . . [and] recognize the perfect equality of all men, regardless of color and sex, and therefore they strive above all to abolish private property, inherited or accumulated . . . “
These early American socialists/communists did indeed reject accepted orthodox religion, but they maintained a near “religious” faith in their utopian dreams.
The very foundation of modern-day liberalism/socialism was laid by the many and various utopian ideologues of the nineteenth century. The fact that these utopian socialists/communists found Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party to be objects worthy of their zeal and efforts speaks volumes as to why post-Appomattox America has adopted most if not all of the early American socialist/communist goals.
Universal suffrage was a dream of every socialist/communist movement in Europe and America; even Karl Marx spoke in favor of universal suffrage; the same can be said to be true about a progressive income tax, abolition of the rights of inheritance, a system of national education, centralized banking, and many other socialist/communist measures.
Socialism and communism did not come to these United States from Russia; these concepts were already well-known by many Northern intellectuals of the nineteenth century. The preponderance of communistic societies of the United States were located in Northern States before the war. According to Theodore Draper [author of Roots of American Communism] by 1923 most communists in America could be found in cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Detroit. Note that we do not find Charleston, New Orleans or any other Southern city mentioned in the above listed cities.
The thought of Lincoln as the first American president to have had a communist sympathizer working in a key part of his administration is and should be shocking to all Americans. Charles Dana, who visited Karl Marx in 1848, was an associate of Horace Greeley and an early convert to the communistic Fourier movement. Dana served as assistant secretary of war under Edwin Stanton during the Lincoln administration, thus becoming the first communist, or at least the first communist sympathizer, to serve in high position within the government of the United States.
Be that as it may, the result of Lincoln’s victory over the South was to give the utopian dreamers a victory for big government. As a result, all Americans today are living in a nation far removed from that envisioned by the founding fathers. At this juncture there is one question that stands begging to be asked: “Can the adverse effects of the socialists’ victory at Appomattox be removed from this nation?”
(Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists, Walter Kennedy & Al Benson, Jr., iUniverse, Inc., 2007, pp. 24-26)
The Fifth Column reports:
Washington, DC (TFC) – One of the largest fears of firearm owners is the prospect of a database of their names and personal information in the hands of the federal government. The idea of the government in possession of a list of gun owners has been one of the most opposed proposals in the gun control debate. The stiff opposition is linked to the justifiable fear of the government using such a list to confiscate firearms by force.
The idea of registering with the federal government brought such stiff opposition that when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was instituted, the law specifically prohibited the collection of data about legal gun owners and the implementation of any kind of registry. The law reads in relevant part:
“The NICS, including the NICS Audit Log, may not be used by any Department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons prohibited from receiving a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 922(g) or (n) or by state law. The NICS Audit Log will be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to detect any possible misuse of NICS data.”
In plain English, unless a person is prohibited from owning a firearm, their information cannot be retained. However, a recent Washington Post article parroted the Government Accounting Office’s numbers related to firearms purchases:
“Between 2004 and 2014, suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns from American dealers at least 2,233 times. And in 2,043 of those cases — 91 percent of the time — they succeeded.”
Upon first reading, many Americans might be glad the authorities are keeping an eye on those potential terrorists in our midst. Of course, the facts are a little different. The term “suspected terrorists” in this case means somebody on the combined terrorist watch-list. These are people that may have never been convicted or even charged with a crime. The list has expanded so much that there are around 700,000 names on the list. They include a number of journalists, former Department of Justice ethics adviser
Even more disturbing is that to make the matches, the government must retain records on everyone, or at least have every purchase in a supposedly confidential system scanned. That data is being shared within the government, contrary to federal law. When the FBI released its figures, it went as far as saying that 2,000 known or suspected terrorists bought a pistol, sports rifle, or assault weapon. This means they are collecting information about the types of purchases as well. Just matching a name to a list would not be enough to come up with accurate data. This means the NICS program, which was promised to be free from other agencies, is sharing personal data such as name, date of birth, address, and social security number.
To be very clear, the NICS system is retaining records of legal purchases, it is sharing that information with other agencies, it is retaining and sharing information containing enough detail to match the purchaser to a government created list, and now the US government is publicizing the fact that it is doing this even though it is a violation of federal law.
This comes at a time when the government is making another power-grab for firearms. If we can’t trust the government to obey its own laws, how can we trust them with more power? This revelation leaves those seeking sensible reform to a shoddy gun control system in the lurch. It has become clear the only way to avoid having your firearms purchases tracked and registered by the federal government is to exploit the “gun show loophole” so many want to close.
A list of news outlets parroted the government’s release of information without questioning where the data came from and the legality of it being recorded. Whether you agree with the concept of gun registration or not, the failure to report the dubious origin of the data demonstrates either poor journalism or complicity in pushing a government agenda.Those outlets include: The Washington Post, Newsweek,CNN, the New York Daily News, CBS, and dozens of others.
First of all, my thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent in the San Bernardino shootings. And also to those in Savannah, Georgia.
Now, an observation.
Most of you know I believe in the Conspiracy Theory of History. That is, many times – but not all – other forces are at work to force political agendas in times of crisis. Think Rahm Emanuel. Again, not always.
But, it IS interesting that virtually every time a mass shooting occurs, The President jumps onto his tired bandwagon about pushing more gun control. Many times before the bodies are even cold.
Or all the facts are known.
And students of conspiratorial history are familiar with governmental interference with many things. Forcing disease upon the American Indians and Blacks. The Army giving LSD to soldiers in the 60’s. The FBI’s COINTELPRO (black bag) program. The NSA’s MKULTRA.
There appears to be evidence the convicted assassin of Robert Kennedy was ‘manipulated’ (chemically treated and hypnotized) into taking the actions he did. (Evidence that he was never behind Kennedy, aside!) D. A. Vince Bugliosi kept pushing to reopen the case, to no avail.
And President Nixon ordered ‘The Plumbers’ to beat the Secret Service to Arthur Bremer’s apartment, after he shot Governor Wallace. Hmmm.
I used to know a clinical psychologist, socially. I asked him about stuff I’d been reading about governmental mind control, chemical hypnosis and suggestion – the whole Manchurian Candidate meme. Thinking he would pooh-pooh all the claims as pseudoscientific claptrap.
Instead, he shocked me with this statement, “Oh, the Soviets have been doing that since the 40’s.” (!)
And did he think we haven’t?
It’s not a large leap to believe that this ‘science’ hasn’t progressed since the 40’s, and that government forces (and corporate ones?) have been using it to push agendas.
What a better way to force through more gun control on the innocent than to have more visible mass shootings?
And if someone could control when those shootings occurred?
Of course, this is all just supposition. I’m in no way suggesting this is actually happening.
And, it does appear there are enough goofballs out there with their own agenda (Islamic fundamental terrorism).
And some folks like to never let a crisis go to waste!
By Fred Reed, in part…
It warms the heart of a curmudgeon: As I suppose we all have heard by now, black semi-pro football players at the University (sic) of Missouri have forced white officials to resign because of “White Privilege.” This Privilege is a great upsettance to them.
White Privilege is real, of course. It is a combination of high genetic intelligence, studiousness, a tendency toward intellectual exploration, the capacity to organize, sustained hard work, and conscientiousness. There is a reason why whites design Mars landers and black athletes do not.
To make this point clearly (See? It is my tendency toward intellectual exploration), let us consider the following questions:
(potentially racially-charged queries follow…Guffaw)
How many of the black athletes, or black radicals at Missouri, or anywhere, have any business being at a university? How many have IQs below ninety? How many are way below? How many are studying real subjects, such as chemistry, languages, philosophy, literature, or history—as distinct from subjects for the enfeebled, Black Studies, Sociology, Education, and Breathing for Credit?
How many of the jocks can read? In many universities the black athletes are kept in special dorms and get high grades for courses they never attend and can’t spell. Is that happening in Missouri? Can we see their SATs? No one, I promise, will want to check.
But wait, there’s more (visit the link, below)More @ Fred On Everything
(aka our tax dollars at work!)
Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds
You racist gun nuts. What with your wanting to actually be able to see your target and stuff. (Say Uncle)
The nice part is the ‘researchers’ who wrote the article are listed with their bonafides and email addresses published!
You might want to drop them a well-reasoned critique…
I’ve written a number of times regarding how those of us individual liberty/freedom-minded folks (three percenters, oathkeepers and their fellow travelers) need to stop sniping at one another and hang together.
Lest we hang separately (sorry, Dr. Franklin!)
But, just as John Adams presupposed the only way the Republic would survive was if those persons stewarding her were of moral character…
We now have THIS revelation!
(courtesy of Wirecutter)
George will have a video out reference this stuff very soon. Episode 2.
The III community has been stunned the past few weeks with complaints of mistakes made on the part of Sam and Holly Kerodin. Those complaining may or may not have legitimate grievances, but the situation has been compounded by the responses of Sam and his supporters.
The complainers have been pretty unified in their complaints of fiscal mismanagement.
The Sam defenders (to include Sam) have been pretty unified in attacking the complainers instead of addressing the complaints.
In a bold move, Sam announced an audit by a third party auditor. Probably a good move. But also a safe move.
In a Clintonesque move, Sam has been very specific when he does address the complaints. Very specific. The bigger question is what isn’t being audited? Perhaps his own choice of words is appropriate here, “WHO BENEFITS”?
Sam and Holly have been some of the bigger supporters of Legal zoom over the years! They currently have no less than 15 businesses registered in Idaho. If you count the ones that have been forfeited or dissolved just in the past three years, it goes up to 26!
The big business seems to be III Percent LLC. It has six additional “Doing Business As” (DBA) listings registered, to include MacGregor and Grey, America 527, Samuel White, Spartan MMA Academy, Light Warrior Fitness, and Studio III.
A recent venture is the III Partners LLC, registered a mere ten days ago.
With the exception of the III Percent Society for America Ltd, they are all LLCs. The simple definition of a limited liability company (LLC) is that it is a form of business entity that limits the liability of its owners while allowing flexibility in operation and management and passing through its income to its members with no tax at the entity level. In other words, there is no business income tax per se; the income is treated as individual income.
So, let’s look at what is currently registered for business in Idaho.
III Arms Idaho LLC
III Comms Idaho LLC
III Partners Idaho LLC
III Percent LLC
DBA MacGregor & Grey
DBA America 527
DBA Samuel White
DBA Spartan MMA Academy
DBA Light Warrior Fitness
DBA Studio III
III Percent Patriots Idaho LLC
III Percent Society for America Ltd Idaho Non Profit
Idaho Patcon Idaho LLC
Citadel Land Development LLC
DBA Rightful Liberty Project
Who funds what and where does the money go? Are donations and funding to one cause diverted to support another cause?
In the interests of transparency, the Kerodins owe it to their supporters to open up and explain where the interests of these various businesses cross and where is the money shared. If it says III on it or is related to III ventures, we deserve transparency
No, I have no idea who George Patton is – this GP, not the tank guy. But he’s done his research, that’s for sure.
Comments and links come from a disposable email address. I damned sure didn’t write it – there ain’t a single cuss word in there.
That ever present question – Qui Bono? Who benefits?
Now I’m all about differences of opinion and approach with regard to the so-called Liberty Movement (Threepers and such), as long as we are all on the same page. But, if Kerodin or anyone else is obtaining funds for self-aggrandizement, raw profit and/or direction elsewhere (!), then we need to look hard and fast at what’s happening.
And make decisions.
Who knew that folks reportedly on OUR side would appear to be utilizing the same tactics for which we criticize the Left?
This makes me both angry and sad…
This just in – Kerodin has announced he is stepping down as the leader of the Three Percenters.