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The Tueller Drill And Proper Defense

Many of our readers are familiar with what is known as the Tueller Drill. The drill was, not surprisingly, invented by Dennis Tueller. If you have had some defensive training you have probably encountered it.

For those who are not familiar it shows students that a man armed with a knife, sword, or club is lethally dangerous to a man carrying a gun if he gets within seven yards. It takes a person who is aware about a second and a half to draw, point, and fire at an attacker.

Twenty-one feet is not very far but most of us believe we are safe to let a potential assailant get closer than that. If you do you should practice the drill.

Here is a training video that shows how important distance can be.

Why do I bring this up today? The day before yesterday, Tuesday, another young black man was shot by police. The entire incident was recorded by a bystander. These officers allowed him to get much closer than 21 feet before shooting. Of course they did have already drawn their pistols.

As soon as the officers arrive and step out of their vehicle, Powell steps forward, calling “Shoot me!” repeatedly. He produces a knife from somewhere on his body.

You then hear the officers telling Powell the drop the knife. Instead, Powell circles to his left up a small rise into a parking lot. Officers continue to tell Powell, “drop the knife.” The man filming the encounter drops an expletive, apparently understanding just how dangerous the situation has become for everyone involved.

Powell then begins closing down the distance on the officer standing outside the passenger side of the police SUV, walking directly toward the officer.

I’d estimate the distance at not more than 12 feet… almost half the distance of the Tueller Drill, which is what cops and civilians alike have come to understand is the “danger zone” of an attacker with a knife.”

This video is not pleasant to watch. Because of the violence and the language it is not a good one to watch at work. The man is shot multiple times.

But the point of all this is to make readers aware of how much danger they are in if they allow someone armed only with a knife to get too close.

Read more at Bearing Arms


Be Careful What You Ask For

This is from Instapundit.

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No Fair. Bill Whittle Uses Facts.

He says there is an epidemic of racism in America. He then, Spock-like, shows us the numbers.

And more.


Ominous: “Holder: ‘Change is coming’ after Ferguson police shooting”

What does this lizard mean? “Change is coming”?


Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Holder made the remarks during a visit to the St. Louis suburb that has endured more than a week of unrest fueled by the fatal shooting of the black 18-year-old by a white officer. The Obama administration intended the trip to underscore its commitment to civil rights in general and the Ferguson case in particular.

The attorney general described how he was stopped twice on the New Jersey Turnpike and accused of speeding. Police searched his car, going through the trunk and looking under the seats.

“I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me,” Holder said during a meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College.”

From the Sun-Times


More About The Beheading Of James Foley

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From the UK Daily Mail: The Obama administration knew ahead of time about the beheading. They got advance notice and let it happen.

And right after his remarks from his vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard he played another round of golf.

Cold and self-absorbed is all you can say about our President. No, I could say more.

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Performance Street Art In Chicago

The performance is titled, “Don’t Sleep There’s A War Going On”. Here is how the performers describe it in their own words – from their website:


Two women in denim dresses stand at the I-90/I-94 onramp of Milwaukee and Augusta Ave in Chicago, IL. Using large feather pillows, each performer beats herself about the head and face. The performance is a physical act of frustration–an ambiguous response to the implicit guilt of inaction and the weight of overwhelming knowledge. The lack of clarity serves two purposes: to show the expansiveness of war and to allow all audience to access the image first and the meaning second.

This was a durational performance that lasted one and a half hours. It was a part of the 2013 Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival in Chicago, IL.”

Yep. They stood there and hit themselves in the face with feather pillows – for 90 minutes. I could only watch the first minute or so of the video.

I wonder if they got a federal grant to do this.


Investor’s Business Daily: “Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Indictment The Work Of Soros-Funded Minions”


Now that the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is coming up as the mother of all nothingburgers, and even Democrats are steering clear, it’s time to look at those behind this scam: George Soros-funded front groups.

Friday’s news erupted with a Texas-sized gusher of political mud — Gov. Perry indicted on two felony counts of corruption and abuse of office! And it was all over his decision to defund a “public integrity office” run by a convicted drunk whose failure to resign left an office unable to straighten itself out.

With the news breaking late at week’s end, the governor’s efforts to defend his actions found relatively few immediate listeners. But as facts came out about the utter meritlessness of the case, it turned out to be just a game:

Drape corruption charges around the neck of a successful governor and, however false, let them dangle there until the case gets dismissed, as it surely will. And the aim? To derail his plans to run for president.

It’s a trick so old and practiced by the group that brought the complaint to the district attorney last year, Texans For Public Justice, that it took all of a minute to find the sordid template on a Google search.”

From Investor’s Business Daily


Officer Darren Wilson Has Broken Bones In His Face

Wilson is the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It sounds like his account of being attacked by Brown before the shooting has some merit.

Reports are that a dozen eye-witnesses corroborate Wilson’s account.

And now it appears that Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the shooting has changed his story. He originally said that Brown was trying to get away when Wilson shot him. Now a St. Louis radio station is saying that Johnson has recanted and admits that he and Brown had attacked Wilson and were trying to take his gun away from him.

If this is true it is very powerful.


Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

A blowout fracture is a fracture of one or more of the bones surrounding the eye and is commonly referred to as an orbital floor fracture.

The St. Louis County Police told reporters after the shooting that the police officer involved suffered facial injuries. He “was hit” and the “side of his face was swollen.”

Update: New Black Panthers leader Malik Shabazz leads people in a chant demanding the death of Officer Darren Wilson. This is incitement to violence. Why has he not been arrested?


Andrew Klavan Explains Income Redistribution

Worth sharing. What’s the difference between income redistribution and armed robbery?

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He’s Not So ‘Sly’ After All

He’s no friend of mine.


From Moonbattery


Rick Perry Aces His Booking Photo

You know the big reason that Texas Governor Rick Perry suffered an indictment by an Austin Grand Jury is because his Democrat opponents wanted his booking photo to use against him. It might have worked, too. Perry, though, looks amused, not sinister in the photo. Good for him.

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More at Ace of Spades


Meet Erica Payne And Her ‘Agenda Project’

Erica Payne

Erica Payne

Payne is the founder of The Agenda Project. Somehow Scott Johnson at Powerline Blog got on her mailing list. She sent him an unsolicited email asking him and others to download and print copies of this phony cover for Paul Ryan’s book:


Click to enlarge. The text of her email is:

hi scott

Is this the kind of sophomoric things that ‘Progressives’ think will have an effect? Do they think it’s funny? It most certainly is. How many remember when Bill Clinton turned the White House over to George W. Bush? The outgoing Democrats stole all of the ‘W’s’ from all of the computer keyboards.

Sophomoric is too kind a term for them.


I Don’t Always Agree With Ron Paul…

… But when I do it’s because he’s right.

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Ron Paul: Local police not ‘warriors’

Former Rep. Ron Paul on Monday called for the elimination of the Defense Department program that has transferred billions of dollars in surplus military equipment to local and state agencies.

“It should be gotten rid of,” the Texas Republican said on MSNBC of the Pentagon 1033 program, which has come under increased scrutiny because of the equipment used by St. Louis County police forces in Ferguson, Missouri.

“Police are supposed to be local people, and they’re supposed to be peace officers,” he added. “They’re not supposed to be warriors.”

Read more at Politico

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“Man-Made Global Warming Is Causing The Drought In California”

You’ll believe that only if you don’t look at history. This is “An Inconvenient Truth”.



Hat tip to Kate

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Nothing To See Here. Move Along

For the first time ever we have Ebola patients on American soil. It’s never happened before. But we are assured that the CDC, the Center For Disease Control, has it all under control. They have done a great job with the MRSA infections that people get during hospital visits. Right?

I feel safe, don’t you?

Maybe not. When hospitals start planning for Ebola my feelings of security weaken.

Hospitals in the U.S. Get Ready for Ebola

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Hospitals nationwide are hustling to prepare for the first traveler from West Africa who arrives in the emergency room with symptoms of infection with the Ebola virus.

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said such a case is inevitable in the United States, and the agency this month issued the first extensive guidelines for hospitals on how recognize and treat Ebola patients.”

From the New York Times


Streamers: “Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air”

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Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a still-bigger version.”

Read more at ABC News


Plan On Power Outages This Winter

Might want to get a wood stove. No, they are now illegal. How’bout a generator?

This isn’t about the promised, “Electric bills will necessarily skyrocket”. This is about really, significantly reduced capacity causing outages. It almost occurred this last winter. Now one-fourth of coal-fired power plants are being shut down.

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In order to comply with the new Obama era EPA regs, American Electric Power, which supplies a major portion of the electricity used on the east coast, will be closing almost one quarter of their coal fired plants between now and next June. This is because they were economically unable to come into compliance with the new regulations in the impossibly short window of opportunity offered by the EPA. This is going to reduce the total surge capacity available for some of our most densely populated areas just when we may get hit with weather related demand spikes beyond anyone’s control.

Having the power go out in the summer when you’re trying to run the air conditioning is bad enough. Losing heating when the temperatures head below zero for weeks on end is a recipe for disaster.”

More at Hot Air


For Five Years Obama Has Been Working To Make Congress Irrelevant…

… Now – “House Democrats can’t figure out why Obama won’t talk to them.

Duh. You are irrelevant to him.

From The Hill:

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House Democrats are frustrated with what they say is a lack of election-year communication from the White House.

The lawmakers say it’s difficult to defend President Obama from GOP attacks, when he doesn’t confer with his allies about his strategy and intentions.

Some are scratching their heads why, after nearly six years in office and a reshuffling of his legislative affairs team, Obama’s working relationship with Congress remains prickly.
“It’s hard for us to fathom; I mean, is it just lack of full staffing and resources? [Is it] professional commitment? Is it a disdain for the legislative branch? I mean, what is it?” asked Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.). “People like me want to be allies — I mean, I am an ally. So work with us, reach out to us; you know, we’re not the enemy.”

He doesn’t care about you or anyone else. You are a non-event. He has been demanding that Congress cede its authorities to him and you have done so.

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This Is The Democrat’s Candidate For Senate In Montana

Amanda Curtis is the Democrat party’s choice to replace John Walsh in the race for US Senate. Walsh was the incumbent until he resigned because he plagiarized his Master’s thesis at the US Army’s War College.

She is a teacher and has been serving in the Montana State House. She apparently is unaware that other people can see what she has posted on her social media sites. She is a moonbat and the Montana GOP are using it against her.


Dan Went To A Lot Of Work To Assemble This List

Dan from Squirrel Hill says we can distribute this list if we give him credit. Follow this link to the original list.

“Here are 821 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.”

It’s quite a list. I don’t know anyone else with the patience to do this. Here are the first two:

1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

In April 2014, Ralph Nader said that Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

Don’t be fooled by the words “former subsidiary.” These are the same Halliburton cronies that Bush gave a no-bid contract to.”

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This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Likely Not The Last Attack By Democrats


Unless you have been off somewhere taking the boy to see Mount Rushmore you have heard plenty about Texas Governor Rick Perry lately. He used his veto power to defund the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. She was arrested for drunk driving and mistreated the police and others who dealt with her when she was drunk. And she’s a Democrat. Perry is a Republican.

Now the Democrats in Texas have managed to get a Grand Jury to indict Perry for his action, claiming it was all politics. He has to fight the charges in court.

This is how the Democrats started with Sarah Palin when she was Governor of Alaska.


In her case they started filing ethics complaints. She had to respond to them. Eventually she was acquitted of all complaints but she said that most of her time was spent dealing with the numerous complaints, preventing her from doing her Governor’s job.

Watch and see if there are not more charges filed against Perry. They want to smear him and make him irrelevant.

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“If we don’t attack Isis, they will attack us”


But we won’t.

This is from the UK Telegraph:

So that’s all right then. We can all relax, and go back to playing boules. The Yazidi are apparently off the mountain, there’s a nice new Iraqi prime minister in office, Isis have been stalled outside Irbil, and Hitler has agreed to watch the fifth Test match with an eye to mastering the rules of LBW.
Except, it’s not all right, is it. Because Isis (Or ISIL, or IS, or Nightmare on Arab Street, or whatever they lately call themselves) aren’t going to stop here. They are sucking in power, they possess a third of Syria and a third of Iraq, they are attracting hormonal, spotty, sex-deprived Islamist yoofs with an eye for a blonde Yazidi concubine from right across the world, they have tanks, missiles, $2 billion, an income of $3 million a day, and, most of all, they are utterly fanatical and they revel in their cruelty.

But for the moment, that is, merely, a prayer. And until that prayer comes true, the fact of the matter is this: we will have to attack Isis militarily, as the Prime Minister suggests, and try and destroy them – before they try and destroy us. And the longer we wait to strangle the snake, the bigger the snake becomes.”


Interactive Map Shows Which Counties Have Gotten Military Gear

The New York Times has produced this interactive map. With it you can find out if your county has gotten military gear. There are six categories. Select Armored Vehicles, for instance and the map shows which county has gotten them.

The map looks like this but you’ll have to follow the link for the interactive version.




Do You Think This Is Faked?

Muslim Un-Dead in Gaza. Hamas presents this as ‘proof’ of Israeli atrocities.

“Hamas displays victims of Israeli “aggression” in white burial shrouds. If you look closely, you can see some of the bodies make themselves more comfortable while they think the camera is not on them.”

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If The Ferguson Crowd Kills Darren Wilson CNN Is An Accessory To Murder


CNN broadcast a report Friday that showed the house, including the street number, of the Ferguson police officer who police say shot Mike Brown. The officer has been in hiding due to death threats since the shooting last Saturday. His name, Darren Wilson, was just released Friday morning.”


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