(NO, this is not me ranting about JFK’s assassination, again!)
I was going to keep my distance from the whole ‘armed clown occupiers are arrested (and one killed) after a run-in with governmental armed clowns’, but this seems to be something not going away – from the blogosphere, anyway.
Submitted for your perusal:
(From Brock Townsend)
Via Northwest Net
“The FBI sent 100 agents in 40 armored vehicles to murder one man in Oregon, but they haven’t even interviewed Hillary Clinton yet.”
So there you have it. Maybe.
Report: Did Eric Holder Participate in‘Armed’ Occupation of Columbia ROTC Office?
The Daily Caller is reporting that the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Holder, participated in what has been described by some as an “armed” takeover of Columbia University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) office in 1970.
Apparently Holder was one of the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS) that demanded the abandoned ROTC center be transformed into the “Malcom X Lounge.”
Holder described the five-day event during a 2010 commencement speech: “[Several] of us took one of our concerns — that black students needed a designated space to gather on campus — to the Dean [of Freshmen]’office. This being Columbia, we proceeded to occupy that office.”
Holder, however, recalls the event as being “peaceful.”
The Daily Caller continues:
The details of the student-led occupation, including the claim that the raiders were “armed,” come from a deleted Web page of the Black Students’ Organization (BSO) at Columbia, asuccessor group to the SAAS. Contemporary newspaper accounts in The Columbia Daily Spectator, a student newspaper, did not mention weapons.
Though then-Dean Carl Hovde declared the occupation of the Naval ROTC office illegal and said it violated university policy, the college declined to prosecute any of the students involved. This decision may have been made to avoid a repeat of violent Columbia campus confrontations between police and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1968.
The ROTC headquarters was ultimately renamed the Malcolm X lounge as the SAAS organization demanded. It later became a hang-out spot for another future U.S. leader, Barack Obama, according to David Maraniss’ best-selling ”Barack Obama: The Story.” [Emphasis added]
In 1968– soon before Holder arrived on campus– the SAAS collaborated with the SDS to prevent a gymnasium from being built, and briefly held Dean Henry Coleman hostage. As recently as 2010, according to the Daily Caller, the perpetrators were described as “armed with guns.”
(courtesy of 90 Miles)
If you watched the State of the Union address, you know that closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay is still a top priority for President Obama.
Despite signing a closure order way back in January of 2009, the Commander in Chief has failed to follow through and the facility remains open. Now, the clock is ticking and Obama has stepped up the release of Gitmo inmates. In just the last two weeks, he’s unshackled another four prisoners.
Among those recently set free is 40-year-old Muhammad al Rahman al-Shumrani. According to his file, he was born in Saudi Arabia, he’s in good health, and oh! This is interesting: He’s vowed to kill as many Americans as possible – in multiple countries – if he’s ever released from his cell.
On 14 October 2007, detainee stated, “When I get out of here, I will go to Iraq and Afghanistan and kill as many Americans as I can. Then I will come here and kill more Americans.” 35 ? (S//NF) Detainee stated, “I love Usama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar and if I ever get out of Guantanamo I will…
FBI Director campaigns against online security, cites #Garland – where one citizen with a gun protected what $53b spy budget did not.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 9, 2015
The govt itself admits the kind of universal surveillance the FBI Director wants has never stopped a single attack. pic.twitter.com/kuxFDLfF3R
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 9, 2015
Food for thought.
h/t Survival Frog
Questions are coming in about what to do if you face an active shooter. The short answer is slow down. Don’t rush into the action. Remember you are responsible for every round you fire—and if you shoot the wrong person, you will go to jail. Worse yet, you could end up getting shot by another Good Samaritan looking to stop the shooter.
Slow down. Gather information. See and understand the situation before you jump into it.
Move. Shoot. Communicate.
If you don’t know what is going on, keep your finger off the trigger. Observe before you act. Get as much information as you possibly can before you decide to engage.
Excellent advice from Kevin Michalowski @ USCCA !
REMEMBER – The vast majority of us aren’t SpecOps guys, or active law enforcement. We have no duty to engage. Speaking for myself, I’m an ‘armchair adventurer’ at best, and a old, crippled one. And I don’t wear a cape or cowl.
From Oath Keepers (David Codrea)…
An email threat resulting in the closure of all Los Angeles Unified School District schools was apparently a hoax,The Los Angeles Times is reporting. Even had it not been, the incident illustrates how government infringing on rights does nothing but deprive Americans of freedom, and that the promised security in exchange for forced sacrifice is the most damaging fraud of all.
“The email mentioned explosive devices, assault rifles and pistols and was traced to an IP address in Frankfurt, Germany, according to law enforcement sources,” the report elaborates. That gives us some clues at least.
We know it wasn’t by any of the hated “homegrown extremists” (like Oath Keepers!) the government would like everyone to believe poses the real terror threat. And noting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s affinity for culturally terraforming her homeland in a way Allied and Soviet bombing, invasion and occupation could not, there’s a chance the perp was one of those jihadists government “leaders” in the West all seem determined to welcome in and then lose track of.
Still, say the threat had been domestic and real – what then? How does forcing Americans to surrender their right to due process and their right to keep and bear arms to a secret ‘terror watchlist” make anyone any safer? If the government knows they’re a danger, charge them and hold a trial, with a presumption of innocence and the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt on the state. And if they’re foreign terror suspects, how does allowing them to remain here and move freely among us help “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”?
In fact, there’s good reason to believe the whole point of that move is simply to provide another inroad for citizen disarmament, with those whose goal is to uphold fidelity to the Constitution and restore adherence to the chains of delegated powers libeled as “anti-government extremists.” The point is to disarm patriots, and not just by creating a “no buy” list, but by following that up with confiscations.
A truism I use regularly is that with “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day. Orwell described it as “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength,” and such lies are the foundation of every totalitarian regime. Maintaining the lies requires demonizing and thus dehumanizing those who are deemed an inconvenience to the planned order of things, those who must be eliminated. So naturally, the “solution” of importing millions from cultures inimical and even fanatically hostile to ours, ramping up the police state and maintaining increased levels of citizen disarmament along with more “gun free zones” is the mandate imposed. And anyone who objects is derided as a throwback, a racist, a coward who needs guns to make up for masculine shortcomings, a lunatic and a threat.
What was the solution offered by the Founders? Government limited to delegated powers. All exercise of those powers must advance the very reasons those powers were delegated in the first place: “[T]o form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
And as for what was needed when the Republic came under attack, they were pretty specific there, too.
How would that stop a hostile phone call coming in from Germany?
No system devised by man will ever be perfect. But security and freedom need not be mutually exclusive. Were the Founders’ vision the norm, schools and all places in the U.S. would be safer. It would be a freer place, with attendant accountability of those who make it less so, the criminals both in and out of government.
And as for the rest of the world? Freedom produces a powerful example to emulate, and powerful incentives to do so. And again the wisdom of the Founders proves timeless and true.
“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world”: George Washington proclaimed in his Farewell Address.
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none,” Thomas Jefferson echoed in his inaugural address.
We can see the miserable, freedom-destroying results of our “leaders” doing the opposite. Anybody feel safer as a result?
I remember being in junior high school in the mid-60’s. Seventh and Eighth Grades. And maybe two, three times a year, some yahoo would either call in a bomb threat, or pull the fire alarm. Because he’d a test scheduled that day he didn’t study for.
And we would dutifully file out of classes to the playground. The teachers would take roll, and keep us more-or-less orderly, and when the ‘threat’ had been dealt with, we were allowed to return to the classrooms.
EVERYONE understood the nature of these ‘threats’, and there were never any fires or bombs found.
But, the world has changed. There are now real threats. In the past month (in my area) suspicious packages were found and dealt with. One was a suitcase on the light rail platform, another a bright, yellow backpack on the freeway.
NOTHING came of either, because they were composed of lost luggage and a missing backpack!
If the point of terrorism is to destabilize society through death and destruction, and the threat of potential death and destruction (or even the appearance of same), then the terrorists have won.
“If you’re too dangerous to board a plane, you’re too dangerous to buy a gun.” President Obama is calling on Congress to close a dangerous firearm loophole.
The President is speaking of the ‘loophole’ of The No-Fly List, wherein one may be assigned without knowledge or the ability to appeal for removal.
Of course, we now live in a nation wherein one may be stopped and questioned, frisked, asked regarding one’s citizenship and/or sobriety. And have one’s private communication’s intercepted. Or may even be imprisoned by a secret court in a secret location, for an indeterminate amount of time.
And perhaps tortured while so incarcerated.
In the name of national security.
So, the President is being consistent with his continuing with the previous administration’s policies, and addition of his own.
Roberta Ecks said it best (on FB):
Roberta Ecks Denial of civil rights without due process, via a secret list you’re not allowed to know if you’re on and for which there is no means to clear your name (unless you’re a U.S. Senator), is this really a direction we should be going in?
If the people on the “no-fly” a/k/a “terror watch” list are so dangerous, why are they out walking around? They can buy gasoline and matches anywhere — and tanks full of butane.
AMEN, Sistuh! Preach it!
At least until they put you away somewhere…
But wait, there’s more!
THIS from Irish (in part)…
They are pushing hard to strip the last of our rights from us, on the off chance Hildabeast doesn’t get elected.
Not that it matters. To them, we are the enemy. 72 Reasons you are an Enemy of the StatePS….. DHS has 72 employees on the “Terrorist Watch List” http://www.youngcons.com/72-department-of-homeland-security-employees-are-currently-on-the-terror-watch-list/
These are the people supposedly in charge of protecting the country.
Yet we are supposed to trust the fed in believing that denying people on the watch list as a reasonable course of action.
Except, no one is allowed to see the list.
No one is allowed to know how you got on the list.
No one is able, for the most part, to get off the list.
No due process, no evidence – just because!
Hell, even Ted Kennedy was on the No Fly List, and it took him WEEKS to get pulled off of it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17073-2004Aug19.html
I don’t friggin’ think so!
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!
(courtesy of Borepatch)
Michael Yon has advice (via Isegoria):We are at war.We must retrain our minds that we are not sheep to be slaughtered.First option — unless you are law enforcement or a Soldier — is to escape. Second option is to hide. Final option, kill that son of a bitch. Bum-rush him.Take his rifle and shoot him in the head.He might be wearing a vest — when you are very close shoot his head twice and keep moving. If the rifle is out of ammo, kill him with the rifle butt or something else. Smash with all of your strength.No time for hogtying him. There might be other terrorists and there is no time for pleasantries. Just kill him and keep your weapon pointed at potential enemies. Be very careful not to cause innocent casualties. Can be hard to do.Ugly advice for an ugly age.
George Soros (or as Glenn Beck calls him, the ‘spooky dude’) openly admits ‘national borders are the enemy’.
If he would a libertarian, I might believe he has an open, free-market agenda.
BUT, he IS George Soros…
(From The Natural News, in part:)
Following Orban’s statement, Soros sent an email to Bloomberg Business, in which he claimed that his foundations actually help “uphold European values,” while Orban’s actions in bolstering the Hungarian border and thus impeding a huge influx of migrants “undermine those values.”
“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Soros added. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”
In October, Orban accused pro-immigration non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of “drawing a living from the immigration crisis.” He singled out those funded by Soros, who is a strong supporter of transnational bodies like the European Union and the United Nations. Also, his Open Society Foundation (OSF) provides assistance for pro-immigration activists, and he is well-known in the U.S. and internationally for supporting “progressive” (read far-Left) causes like the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation and the Center for American Progress.
In fact, the OSF website notes: “We believe that migration and asylum policy should be grounded in economic and demographic realities, not driven by temporary political considerations or popular misconceptions.
“In Europe, many of our civil society partners are raising their voices demanding a common European approach in line with international human rights commitments.”
In a recent interview, Orban said that immigration and multiculturalism were working in tandem to change the face and traditions of Europe, it’s “Christian roots” in particular, all while creating “parallel societies” (just like mass immigration in the U.S. – and isn’t it peculiar that President Obama and Lefty Soros have the same view on mass immigration?).
So sayeth the ‘spooky dude’.
Do you think they are looking to destabilize existing governments by taxing the system until it breaks? Just as Cloward and Piven suggest?
Naw, just a coincidence…
Pay no attention to the spooky dude behind the curtain.
Or in the White House.
“But wait, there’s more!”
I recently posted Tomi’s view regarding escalating our efforts against terrorism and supportive nations (an idea I support).
And, I have an addendum to her idea.
To wit, consider this argument:
Why were the Parisian terrorist attackers so successful in obtaining fear, terror and death?
Because of French and Parisian laws, the citizenry were unable to respond! As people in most schools, hospitals, concerts, military bases and all gun-free zones are in The United States.
Fact – most polls currently in the United States support the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
Fact – The Supreme Court has upheld this right as individual.
Fact – In so-called gun free zones, the recommended method of survival is to hide and wait for people with guns to come and solve the problem.
Let’s take the gloves off!
Every able-bodied man and woman who has has training should be carrying a handgun, everywhere. Including adult students, teachers and the military!
Let’s take the fight to them!
If some joker or a team of jokers decide to attack your place-of-business, church, concert hall, shopping mall or school, let’s show them that of which we are made.
If they want to see their god – provide an introduction.
It’s time to stop pussy-footing around. ‘They’ aren’t just in Europe and India, they are here! Whether they are imported here as ‘refugees’ or are ‘home-grown’ is of no consequence.
I DON’T CARE !
We need to stand up. As the military responds overseas, we need to here.
Let’s take the Republic back from fear of terrorism by being proactive in our ability to respond.