Category Archives: Social Issues

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I Guess I’d Shut Down And Lock The Doors

Just another way to drive job-creating businesses out.

Los Angeles seems to be competing with San Francisco for moonbattiness.

“LA City Hall panel backs fining companies for asking applicants about past crimes”

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Businesses that ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the hiring process could be fined and forced to pay the applicant up to $500 under a new law being considered by city leaders.

A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a plan Tuesday to penalize businesses that weed out applicants based on criminal convictions.

The rules are part of a law under consideration by the council aimed at giving former convicts a better shot at obtaining employment.

The Ban the Box ordinance, approved in concept last year by the council, bans private employers with 10 or more workers from asking questions related to an applicant’s criminal history before a conditional offer of employment has been made.”

More at the LA Daily News

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What Happens To Trouble Makers In Real Life?

This snowflake calls this a proposal even though it was a petition with signatures. That might work on campus where academics are afraid of you but not in industry where there are hundreds more in line behind you.

I’d have handled it in much the same way.

“I was fired from my internship for writing a proposal for a more flexible dress code”

This does not meet the company's dress code

This does not meet the company’s dress code

I was able to get a summer internship at a company that does work in the industry I want to work in after I graduate. Even though the division I was hired to work in doesn’t deal with clients or customers, there still was a very strict dress code. I felt the dress code was overly strict but I wasn’t going to say anything, until I noticed one of the workers always wore flat shoes that were made from a fabric other than leather, or running shoes, even though both of these things were contrary to the dress code.

I spoke with my manager about being allowed some leeway under the dress code and was told this was not possible, despite the other person being allowed to do it. I soon found out that many of the other interns felt the same way, and the ones who asked their managers about it were told the same thing as me. We decided to write a proposal stating why we should be allowed someone leeway under the dress code. We accompanied the proposal with a petition, signed by all of the interns (except for one who declined to sign it) and gave it to our managers to consider. Our proposal requested that we also be allowed to wear running shoes and non leather flats, as well as sandals (not flip-flops though) and other non-dress shoes that would fit under a more business casual dress code. It was mostly about the footwear, but we also incorporated a request that we not have to wear suits and/or blazers in favor of a more casual, but still professional dress code.

The next day, all of us who signed the petition were called into a meeting where we thought our proposal would be discussed. Instead, we were informed that due to our “unprofessional” behavior, we were being let go from our internships. We were told to hand in our ID badges and to gather our things and leave the property ASAP.”

Read the rest at Ask A Manager

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Concealed Carrier Stops Mass Shooting. Media? Crickets.

“Deputies: Man charged after opening fire, wounding several people at nightclub”

Jody Ray Thompson started shooting people

Jody Ray Thompson started shooting people

LYMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) –
Deputies with Spartanburg County said a man faces multiple attempted murder charges after opening fire outside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at Playoffz nightclub on Inman Road in Lyman.

Deputies said 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man and fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club.

“His rounds struck 3 victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

Bobo said the man who shot Thompson has a valid concealed weapons permit, cooperated with investigators, and won’t be facing any charges.”

Read the rest at WISTV.com

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Tennessee Acts To Protect Licensed Gun Carriers

Two pages long and to the point.

“Want a Gun-Free Zone? Tennessee Says That’s on You: LITERALLY”

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Heading into law this Friday is Tennessee’s Senate Bill 1736, which will put into action something gun owners have been encouraging for years.

As of July 1, if a handgun carry permit holder in Tennessee is injured, suffers bodily injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss on a property posted as a gun-free zone, they can sue the person or entity who stripped them of their right to self defense.”

More at Bearing Arms

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Angela Merkel Says Britain Must Accept Refugees

It has been said that Britons voted to leave the European Union because they did not want their country to be inundated by middle-eastern ‘Immigrants’ who are almost all young men, are refusing to assimilate into European culture, and are committing crimes against Europeans. Chancellor Merkel here makes it plain that Britain must accept the mandated immigration or face being prohibited from doing business with EU countries.

“Merkel: UK cannot keep EU privileges”

Angela Merkel speaks in the German Parliament Credit: RTV

Angela Merkel speaks in the German Parliament Credit: RTV

Ms. Merkel is threatening the UK. She says they must follow the lead of Norway:

Angela Merkel has said that the UK cannot “cherry pick” the terms of Brexit – if a country decides to leave the EU it cannot keep its privileges, the German Chancellor said.

This, Ms Merkel said, would mean that for access to the free market, the EU’s basic values must be adhered to.

Ms Merkel cited Norway as an example. While not a member of the EU, Norway has access to the free market because it accepts the free movement of people.”

From ITV News

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Al Qaeda Says Omar Mateen Made A Mistake

Al Qaeda wants to claim responsibility for terror attacks. It makes them more terrifying. In this case, in their magazine, “Inspire”, they point out that attacking minorities like homosexuals robs them of that credit.

“Al Qaeda to jihadis: ‘Target white Americans, avoid minorities, because US mislabels attacks as ‘hate crime’”

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Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has published a guide urging jihadis to carry out more ‘lone wolf’ operations in the U.S. following the deadly terror attack in Orlando earlier this month and to set their sights on the targeting of white Americans.

The publication, “Inspire guide: Orlando operation,” which seeks to capitalize on the terror attack carried out by gunman Omar Mateen who pledged allegiance to ISIS, plainly encourages extremists to attack Americans.

While Mateen chose to target what the guide refers to as a “homosexual nightclub,” noting that killing gay people is “the most binding duty and closer to human nature,” it suggests to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,” because “the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility.”

A bit further into the article there is this:

We standby and support all Muslims who attack America in their homeland regardless of their affiliation to any group or loyalty,” the guide states, justifying the targeting of American civilians with the suggestion that since they elect and pay taxes to a government with “oppressive polices against Muslims everywhere,” they are a population at “war with Islam,” and can no longer be deemed ‘civilians.’

In the guide, the Orlando attack is referred to as one of “the most successful Lone Jihad operations” and will undoubtedly “inspire others to wage similar operations.”

More at Foreign Desk News

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Inventing Shame At The New York Times

Daniel may well have learned to make whiskey from a slave. What he did with that knowledge, though, is written in the 150 year history of success of his company.

Lots of people have made whiskey. Not many have taken the raw moonshine and turned it into an internationally known brand.

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The black labeled version of Daniel’s product is labeled ‘Old No. 7’. Perhaps Mr. Daniel only settled on his recipe after several tries. Aging is what makes whiskey dark and gives it taste. That’s why moonshine is nearly always clear. It’s not aged in charred barrels. Aging takes time, too. Years. Moonshiners are in too much hurry to wait for aging.

The Jack Daniel’s distillery is telling the story that Mr. Daniel learned to make hootch from a slave. That’s a good story and it may be true. It’s not a good thing for news media to try to make it look like Daniel cheated the slave.

“Jack Daniel learned to make whiskey from a slave, the Tennessee distillery admits after 150 years”

Jack Daniel, with mustache and white hat, is shown at his distillery in Tennessee in the late 1800s. The man to his right could be a son of Nearis Green, a slave who helped teach Daniel how to make whiskey

Jack Daniel, with mustache and white hat, is shown at his distillery in Tennessee in the late 1800s. The man to his right could be a son of Nearis Green, a slave who helped teach Daniel how to make whiskey

This year is the 150th anniversary of Jack Daniel’s, and the distillery, home to one of the world’s best-selling whiskeys, is using the occasion to tell a different, more complicated tale. Daniel, the company now says, didn’t learn distilling from Dan Call, but from a man named Nearis Green — one of Call’s slaves.

This version of the story was never a secret, but it is one that the distillery has only recently begun to embrace, tentatively, in some of its tours, and in a social media and marketing campaign this summer.”

More at the New York Times

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Know Any Feminists? Ask Them This Question…

‘Why don’t western feminists fight for Muslim women?’

Better yet, have them watch this video from Ayaan Hirsi Ali for Prager University. In it Ali explains the differences between how western culture treats women and how they are treated under Sharia. She also describes the excuses given by western feminists when asked why they ignore the plight of Muslim women.

Ali grew up a Muslim. She knows Sharia. She has a pretty strong accent which sometimes makes her a bit hard to understand but the Prager U people have helpfully provided everything she says in printed form so you will miss nothing.

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Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

This means you – and me.

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The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that “violent extremism” is not exclusive to Islam (which it is). Obama is redefining jihad terror to include everyone but the jihadists. So will the UN, driven largely by the sharia-enforcing Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the pro-Islamic post-American President Obama, use a “global police force” to crush counter-jihad forces?”

Read it all at Breitbart

Interestingly, a convoy of trucks carrying armored U.N. vehicles was spotted on a highway in Virginia.

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Leftists Are Bringing Violence To Their Protests

Thirty white nationalists, that the media are calling ‘Neo-Nazis’ applied for and received a permit to rally peacefully. They were attacked by about 400 people with sticks and knives.

This summer is going to be ugly.

“10 Hurt as White Nationalists Clash With Protesters in California”

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A white nationalist group’s rally outside the California state Capitol building turned violent as fighting broke out with a larger group of counter protesters, leaving 10 people injured with stab wounds, cuts and bruises.

Fights erupted when about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party gathering to rally around noon Sunday were met by about 400 counter-protesters, California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada said.”

From here

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“Masses rise up across pond – now get ready for Hillexit”

Mr. Carr says the Brexit vote is a warning to US politicians. ‘The people are in revolt’ – or something. In reality, the revolt has been happening for quite some time here.

Maybe the Trump phenomenon is an unheeded warning that the people of Britain were going to reject the European Union. Maybe, in these days of instant communication world wide, the people of the western countries came to a similar conclusion all at once.

Americans began by rejecting the establishment candidate, Jeb Bush, and clung to anti-establishment people because it is a Presidential election. In Britain the people did it with the Brexit initiative. Now other Euroean countries are following their lead.

This is from Howie Carr in the Boston Herald:

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Brexit is the canary in the coal mine for the presidential elections here.

And the elites on both sides of the Atlantic know it. If the masses can rise up over there, they can storm the Bastille here, too. As distraught as the Masters of the Universe are over Brexit, what they’re even more panicked about is the possibility of a Hillexit, and an Obexit.

Donald Trump is our living, breathing Brexit — with a Queens accent.”

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’

One of the things that leftists use to acquire power over their subjects is fear. They can make people afraid of Jews as the Nazis did in the 1930’s and 40’s. Muslims are doing it today. They have tried to cause fear among the populace, and especially the young, by warning that the increases in world population are unsustainable. We will eventually run out of food and people will starve.

More recently they have told us that the world is getting warmer and it is our fault for embracing technology and assembly lines and for heating our homes. The guilt they sell is supposed to make us accept the increased controls they intend to place on our lives and the wasting of our money to install solar farms and wind generator farms.

In order to pull this off they must have something they can point to and say, “See? It’s happening.” The actual temperature records won’t support their claims of warming so the data must be ‘Adjusted’ to make it appear that they do.

It’s all a sham. The world is cooling.

This has been going on across the western world. The elites have been consolidating their control. The people are rejecting them. It’s the reason we have Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders appealing to so many Americans. It’s the reason for the Brexit vote in Britain.

“To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here”

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At first the current stall out of global warming was due to the ocean cycles turning back to cold. But something much more ominous has developed over this period. Sunspots run in 11 year short term cycles, with longer cyclical trends of 90 and even 200 years. The number of sunspots declined substantially in the last 11 year cycle, after flattening out over the previous 20 years. But in the current cycle, sunspot activity has collapsed. NASA’s Science News report for January 8, 2013 states,

“Indeed, the sun could be on the threshold of a mini-Maunder event right now. Ongoing Solar Cycle 24 [the current short term 11 year cycle] is the weakest in more than 50 years. Moreover, there is (controversial) evidence of a long-term weakening trend in the magnetic field strength of sunspots. Matt Penn and William Livingston of the National Solar Observatory predict that by the time Solar Cycle 25 arrives, magnetic fields on the sun will be so weak that few if any sunspots will be formed. Independent lines of research involving helioseismology and surface polar fields tend to support their conclusion.”

That is even more significant because NASA’s climate science has been controlled for years by global warming hysteric James Hansen, who recently announced his retirement.”

Read it all at Forbes

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Politico: “Uprising in the Rust Belt”

Democrats have turned their backs on union workers. Barack Obama swore to destroy the coal industry and Hillary Clinton has said the same thing. That means coal workers lose their jobs. These workers can see that their jobs are at risk, too, from Democrat regulations. Democrats have become tools of the socialists, the communists, and the greens. That has put them at odds with American workers.

“They used to be Democrats. Now they really could hand Donald Trump the White House.”

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In the past, people here have turned to the Democrats,” said Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion in Allentown, Pa., 200 miles to the east. “They were the ones who looked after working-class interests, in their minds. But there is a belief that that isn’t the case anymore—and now they’re shopping around for an alternative.”

Read more at Politico

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Once Again Democrats Choose The Side Opposing Civil Rights

Throughout American History Democrats have opposed civil rights. They were the people who supported slavery. The Republican party was formed to fight it. After slavery was abolished they continued to teach their children that blacks were sub-human. They passed laws embracing the notions that black people should be segregated from whites.

Democrats have been the party of gun control, passing laws and regulations restricting your God-given right that is further guaranteed in the Bill Of Rights of the US Constitution. Recently they threw a tantrum on the floor of the House of Representatives because their demands that people placed on a no-fly list be prohibited from buying a gun. They had no proposal to allow due process for anyone finding themselves on such a list. They envisioned the list growing until everyone on the right was included on it.

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“Professors investigated for presenting opposing viewpoints”

The University of Northern Colorado charges good money for wasting student’s time. Checking the costs there I found this page which explains how much it costs for a year’s ‘Education’ there. With the kind of attitude that prevails at UNC the students are not being educated. Rather they are being indoctrinated. Only one viewpoint is allowed. Professors are forbidden from discussing alternative viewpoints.

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“Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints.”

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“Coexist, baby”

The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian office on campus that asks students to report their peers and professors for anything that upsets or offends them. When the news outlet Heat Street made an open records request for some of the complaints, it discovered that two students had become so upset about having to hear an opinion they disagreed with they filed reports with school administrators.

And rather than telling the students to buck up because they might hear those opinions outside of college or on the news or in the media, the schools told the professors to stop teaching that there’s an alternate viewpoint.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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Order Your Baby Here

Do you want it male or female? What color? Welcome to the Brave New World.

“How the Science of CRISPR Can Change Your Genes”

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Behind the revolutionary new gene-editing technology

One of the most exciting breakthroughs in science is here. CRISPR is a new technology that can edit DNA with remarkable precision, and it has the potential to change human lives forever.

With the ability to easily tweak DNA, scientists could theoretically remove genetic mutations that are responsible for incurable diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, HIV, and even certain cancers. Researchers are now beginning to test those possibilities on human cells in the lab. But CRISPR is already being used on crops, insects and more.”

Time Magazine

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“Freddie Gray Van Driver Found Not Guilty On All Charges”

The head of the police union there called the actions by Mosby, “Malicious prosecution”.

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Officer Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van inside which Freddie Gray suffered his fatal neck injury last April, has been found not guilty of second-degree “depraved heart” murder by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams.

Goodson, 46, has also been found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.”

This from CBS Baltimore

Related: From the Baltimore Sun:

“Outcome of officers’ trials could impact prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s political career, observers say”

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Political observers say the outcome of the officers’ trials could have a large impact on the political career of Mosby, who gained international attention last May when she announced charges against the officers on the steps of the War Memorial building in Baltimore, days after arson and looting rocked the city.”

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So, This Gay Guy Goes Into A Gay Bar And Shoots It Up. Obama Team Calls It ‘Intolerance?

They say he was intolerant of the LGBT lifestyle/ They refuse to mention that he was Muslim and claimed himself to be a fighter for the Islamic State and its leader.

They have been doing this for the entire time Obama has been in the White House. They will not acknowledge that radical Islamists are waging war on us. Instead, they label the killings as workplace violence or intolerance.

The Obama administration is lying to us again. They have an agenda and it is to protect violent Muslims against criticism. They make lame excuses for them and point in another direction and the attacks continue.

Just like Mateen’s wife who drove him around to inspect potential sites they are accomplices.

“Loretta Lynch, Black Lives Matter Blame Intolerance, Not Islamic Terrorism, For Orlando Massacre”

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made no mention of radical Islam in her remarks about the June 12 massacre at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, instead blaming “hatred and intolerance” in American society for the nation’s deadliest mass shooting.

In a 9-1-1 call to Orlando Police, shooter Omar Mateen – a 29-year-old Muslim who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others – described himself as an “Islamic soldier” and said he had pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).”

More at CNS News

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Here’s A Reasonable Question From Reason.com

So far they have been unable to pass a ban in the Congress but one day it will happen. Either the opinions of Congressional members will shift or our President will try to do it via Executive Order. As the writer notes there have been other prohibition laws that were ignored by the people and eventually reversed.

“What Will Gun Controllers Do When Americans Ignore an ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban?”

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Prohibition was kneecapped by Americans’ widespread refusal to stop producing, selling, and drinking booze. Millions of Americans smoked marijuana decades before majority sentiment creeped toward legalizing the stuff. Gays and lesbians not only surreptitiously lived and loved when they were targeted by the law—they also famously (and righteously) stomped cops who raided the Stonewall Inn, ultimately precipitating liberalization. And restrictions on exporting encryption were eased only after cryptographers illegally exported code—even printing it on T-shirts as an act of civil disobedience.

But in the wake of Omar Mateen’s bloody rampage in Orlando, gun control advocates think that overcoming the passionate opposition of firearms owners and imposing a ban on a difficult to define class of “assault weapons” is a swell idea whose time has come. This prohibition will somehow be different.”

Read it all at Reason.com

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This Was Planned By Somebody

These bullies ruined Roberson’s retirement celebration. As you can see in the video several people surrounded Rodriguez and forced him off the stage. This was an act of assault. Someone arranged this act of cowarly violence. That person and the ones who took part in it should be arrested.

Obama’s military:

“USAF Vet Forcibly Removed from Flag-Folding Ceremony for Mentioning God”

A USAF veteran who has for years delivered a stirring “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events was recently forcibly removed from a retirement ceremony because his speech mentions “God.” As Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. (ret.) was about to begin his remarks, several uniformed airmen got up, surrounded him, assaulted him, and dragged him out of the room.

This is Obama’s military now:”

Master Sergeant (MSgt) Charles “Chuck” Roberson is a USAF veteran who retired on April 3, 2016 at Travis Air Force Base. A month before his retirement, Roberson saw Rodriguez perform the flag-folding speech at a friend’s retirement ceremony. Moved by the speech, Roberson personally asked Rodriguez to give the same speech at his own retirement ceremony. Rodriguez readily agreed.

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When Rodriguez stood up to perform his speech as requested by Roberson, a uniformed airman approached him and warned, “You’re really going to do this?” — as if Roberson was about to something offensive like burn the flag or give a profane, anti-American speech.”

Read the rest at PJ Media

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“Get Out Of Chicago”

This is from Karl Denninger at Market Ticker. It’s no longer just the south and west sides that are being destroyed.

“The Death of Chicago”

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A robbery crew targeted people along the Lakefront Path near Belmont Harbor yesterday afternoon—repeatedly tossing bikes in front of oncoming bicyclists in an effort to knock people down so they could be robbed according to multiple witnesses and one known victim.

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Why would anyone continue to live in such a ****hole? Why does anyone put up with the wildings on Michigan Avenue, assaults near North Avenue on the beach, problems at Navy Pier and now, it appears, the inability to ride a bike worth more than $100 on the Lakefront path — unless you want to be assaulted and robbed.

Time to leave folks, if you’re one of the producers, and let the city implode into a writhing mass of dependency, rot, ruin and crime.”

How did this happen? How did the north side become so violent? Heather MacDonald, writing for the Wall Street Journal tells us.

Someone was shot in Chicago every 150 minutes during the first five months of 2016. Someone was murdered every 14 hours, and the city saw nearly 1,400 nonfatal shootings and 240 fatalities from gunfire.

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The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officers’ withdrawing from proactive enforcement, making the city a dramatic example of what I have called the Ferguson effect. Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014, the conceit that American policing is lethally racist has dominated media and political discourse, from the White House on down. Cops in minority neighborhoods in Chicago and other cities have responded by backing away from pedestrian stops and public-order policing; criminals are flourishing in the vacuum.”

The police are staying in their cars and leaving the criminals alone.

On Jan. 1 the department rolled out a new form for documenting investigatory stops to meet ACLU demands. The new form, called a contact card, was two pages long, with 70 fields of information to be filled out. This template dwarfs even arrest reports and takes at least 30 minutes to complete. Every card goes to the ACLU for review.

The arrangement had the intended deterrent effect: Police stops dropped nearly 90% in the first quarter of 2016.”

It sounds like Denninger is right. If you live in the Chicago area it’s time to get out – for the safety of you and your family.

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You Might Have Missed This Piece Of Good News

“Court vacates $1.8M Ventura award in ‘American Sniper’ case”

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out $1.8 million in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book “American Sniper.”

From the Seattle Times

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World’s Best Gun Salesman Must Have Been Taking Sales Classes

“Just One Week After Orlando Massacre, Online Gun Store Sells 30,000 AR-15s”

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Hunter’s Warehouse Owner Tom Engle told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, his online operation consisting of 300,000 to 400,000 weapons has sold 30,000 AR-15’s since Sunday.”

More at Fox Business

I’ve never heard of that retailer. There are others as well. I wonder what the total is of all on-line and brick and mortar retailers.

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I Ain’t Going There

“Larry Pratt, GOA, suggests armed revolt if Democrat elected”

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Larry Pratt

Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America suggests that armed revolt would be appropriate to “reassert the proper constitutional balance” if a liberal Democrat wins the election this November and appoints anti-rights justices to the Supreme Court. He also claims that courts rule on particular cases, but their decisions don’t extend to the whole of society.

This repeats the error that many of Pratt’s persuasion make in rejecting Article III of the U.S. Constitution and the Marbury v. Madison clarification that the courts as a co-equal branch of government interpret the law. This is not to say that the courts create or cancel out basic rights, but they do rule on the protections afforded by the Constitution.”

Read it all here

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FMJ Or Soft Point In 5.56?

I’ve been trying to figure our which ammunition to buy for self-defense. The military is required by law to use non-expanding bullet ammunition for warfare. That requirement has been in place for a lot of years. I’m not sure if it’s universally followed or if some special forces people use expanding bullets at times. Maybe someone in the audience knows.

I have been thinking about getting a rifle in .223 caliber for defense. I’d like to get the most effective ammo because the .223 is not a very powerful round. Most states will not allow you to use it for deer hunting. American whitetail deer run from a little less than 100 lbs to something more than 200 lbs. That means they are actually smaller than people.

If I buy a .223 rifle should I use expanding or non-expanding bullets against adversaries? There is a lot of information on the web. Here is an example:

I don’t know how good information like this is. It all seems awfully casual.

The military may be restricted to non-expanding ammunition but civilians are not required to use it for defense. In fact, some of the most effective defensive handgun ammo includes rapidly expanding bullets. The police departments use expanding bullet ammo as well.

I know the .223 is actually designed around a varmint cartridge. They are designed to expand rapidly in animals that weigh less than 50 lbs.

Anyone have an opinion?

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