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Tufts University Further Divides The Nation

Colin Woodward wrote an article in Tufts Magazine titled ‘Up In Arms’. Subtitled, ‘THE BATTLE LINES OF TODAY’S DEBATES OVER GUN CONTROL, STAND-YOUR-GROUND LAWS, AND OTHER VIOLENCE-RELATED ISSUES WERE DRAWN CENTURIES AGO BY AMERICA’S EARLY SETTLERS’, it divides North America into eleven separate ‘Nations’. They look like this. Click to enlarge:

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The article continues to describe each of the ‘Nations’ and why Woodward made the map.

The precise delineation of the eleven nations—which I have explored at length in my latest book, American Nations—is original to me, but I’m certainly not the first person to observe that such national divisions exist. Kevin Phillips, a Republican Party campaign strategist, recognized the boundaries and values of several of these nations in 1969 and used them to correctly prophesy two decades of American political development in his politico cult classic The Emerging Republican Majority. Joel Garreau, a Washington Post editor, argued that our continent was divided into rival power blocs in The Nine Nations of North America, though his ahistorical approach undermined the identification of the nations. The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Hackett Fischer detailed the origins and early evolution of four of these nations in his magisterial Albion’s Seed and later added New France. Russell Shorto described the salient characteristics of New Netherland in The Island at the Center of the World. And the list goes on.”

So apparently the notion is not only not new but it’s not Woodward’s idea. The real question is why he feels it necessary to further divide Americans into disparate groups.

We have had enough division.

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“Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report”

This is how you do it:

Crossfire Arms, LLC, of Mount Holly, Vermont, says through counsel that it intends to sue Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety for defamation after Everytown suggested that Crossfire Arms was an unlicensed dealer selling firearms to criminals.

Everytown had been pushing a fake “study” that asserted criminals were using online firearms sites to illegally acquire firearms as part of the group’s efforts to impose “universal background checks” on residents of the state that sees less violent crime in a year than many large cities mismanaged by anti-gun Democrats see in a summer weekend. The very speculative Everytown report failed to come up with solid evidence that so much as a single firearm was sold to a criminal via person-to-person sales facilitated by online communications.

Their report also asserted that Crossfire Arms was involved in providing firearms via unlicensed sales, a patently false claim, by including images of their listings in Armlist, including watermarked images.”

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Read the rest at Bearing Arms

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“Sharyl Attkisson: If You Cross Obama Admin They Will Treat You Like “Enemies Of The State””

Not many Americans have the courage of Ms. Atkisson. She has experienced the power and vindictiveness of Chicago-style politics. She is doing what she can to stop the decline into tyranny and reverse it if possible. She needs our support.

Here she is testifying at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch:

From Real Clear Politics

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How Do You Answer Holocaust Deniers?

This is one way. This hour-long video was assembled from Allied Military motion pictures showing the concentration camps and work camps as they were liberated at the end of World War II.

It is difficult to watch. It will be impossible for some. It shows well what happens when tyranny takes hold of a country.

Twentieth century Germans believed themselves to be civilized. They were not. The orgies of killing and harsh mistreatment of prisoners went on. The Germans who worked at the camps discovered their inner lawlessness. When there are no restrictions against cruelty people become unimaginably cruel. This has been true since the beginning of mankind. It will always be true.

Civilians in the vicinities of the camps knew much of what was going on. Perhaps not all, but they heard and smelled and saw – and turned their backs. Many of them were forced to tour the camps. That was covered in the video.

Civilization is a thin veneer. It depends on an agreement among people that some things are not acceptable to the tribe. Those of us who have seen it break down can understand how normally kind, civil people can turn into animals and commit atrocities.

Today we are confronted in the west with people, even some in our own leadership, who promote an abandonment of the civilization that we have developed over centuries. Those people desire to rule us and to punish those who oppose them. This video illustrates just how bad it can get when they succeed.

If it happens here in the west there will be no allies to defeat those who take up tyranny. They will have their way forever.

Thanks to Borepatch for finding this video.

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First Rule Of Being An Armed Robber: ‘Don’t Rob A Donut Shop’

Sometimes real life reinforces stereotypes.

Heh.

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Most Americans Will Understand

This made my eyes leak:

A Dream Of Freedom

From Springer’s Blog: ‘Freedom Begins When You Say It Does’

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I Love Texans

We will see more of this.

A Texas woman hijacked the Muslim Capital Day press conference at the Texas Capitol today.

She grabbed the mic from the organizers and took over the event.

False prophet Muhammed! Islam will never dominate the United States and, by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas.”

Read the rest at Mediaite

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Lays Out Biggest Coming Scandal Of 2015: Obamacare Data Mining

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) laid out in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News at the Iowa Freedom Summit the biggest coming scandal of 2015: That the Obama administration is allowing corporations to data mine from healthcare.gov.

“We finally have confirmation—I had anecdotal evidence on that when healthcare.gov started up,” Blackburn said. “They denied, denied, denied. Now we have confirmation that yes, indeed, that what healthcare.gov has done is allowed data mining. What we’re trying to find out now—and we’re investigating—did they make money? Did they sell your data? Who got the money? What pool did that money go to? Did that come back into taxpayer funds? Or, have companies been given free access?”

Blackburn, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said congressional hearings are in the works right now, too. “Absolutely, you’re going to see hearings on this,” she said, “because the federal government first and foremost has to protect your data.”

Read it all in an exclusive from Breitbart

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“Jindal: ‘That’s Not Immigration…That’s Colonization’”

Dayum. He hits the nail right on the head. We noted the other day what Wild Bill had to say about Muslims colonizing western countries. He noted how they do it.

When they are less than 2% of the population they are friendly and kind. When they reach 4-6% they begin demanding special rights. At 8-10% they become aggressive toward Jews and Christians. When they are 20% of the population war comes to your town.”

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On the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” broadcast Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the issue of radical Islam in America, particularly in immigrant communities that refuse to assimilate to American culture.

Jindal’s comments came in response to host Tony Perkins’ questions about Jindal’s recent remarks on “so-called ‘no-go’ zones” and the threat of radical Islam in the West, which earned him criticism from the left. Jindal told Perkins that immigrants intending to come to America to “change our fundamental culture and our values” was “not immigration” but, rather, “colonization” and would likely lead to “lone wolf” attacks as has just occurred in Paris:

Jindal: One of the great things about America is it doesn’t matter if you were here in the first five minutes or a hundred years. We have folks who come here, want to be Americans, they join our military, they start companies, they work to create a better community. And that’s wonderful.

But what’s not acceptable is people that want to come and conquer us. That’s not immigration, by the way, that’s colonization. If someone wants to come here and change our fundamental culture and our values. If they want to come here and they want to set up their own culture and values that’s not immigration, that’s really invasion if you’re honest about it. Of course, the politically correct crowd when you say things like they’ll call you racist but this is a particular threat we face. And if we’re not serious about this we’re going to see more lone wolf actors. We’re gonna see more folks come into our country just like you’ve seen in other countries — the horrific shootings in Paris.”

Read the rest at Truth Revolt

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Military Pay And Benefits Panel To Recommend Killing 20-Year Retirement

Funny thing about the image below of the men who are making this change. Not one of them is wearing a uniform. That indicates that they are all civilians.

They want to do away with the twenty year retirement option. That will make it even less attractive to join up. Military people work long hours, get mediocre pay and their benefits are being constantly cut, many serve in really hazardous duty, and now there’s this… another progressive attack on our military.

From the Stars and Stripes:

Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will release its long-awaited report Thursday, which will propose fundamental changes to military benefits including ending the 20-year retirement, according to the Military Times, citing sources familiar with the report.

The plan calls for Congress to create a hybrid system of smaller defined-benefit pension along with more cash-based benefits and lump-sum payments. A significant portion of retirement benefits would come in the form of government contributions to 401(k)-style investment accounts, those familiar with the report told Military Times.

In addition to the 401(k) for troops serving less than 20 years, the commission will suggest promising a pension to troops who serve a long-term career, but one that would be more modest than what military retirees receive today, a defense official briefed on the plan told the Times.”

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“Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up”

These people who are meeting in Davos, Switzerland, are the same group that has proposed herding all the little people in the world into cities where they can be controlled and where they don’t need cars. We reported on this meeting a week or so ago. They want someone to pony up $60 Trillion for the scheme.

It’s no wonder they are worried about ‘The little people’.

“Hedge fund managers are buying up remote ranches and land in places like New Zealand to flee to in event of wide-spread civil unrest”

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Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.

He said: “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”

Read the rest at the UK Mirror

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How Do You Deal With Childish, Uninformed Media People?

Natalie Foster tries;

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“SWATter Responsible For Raid That Left Police Chief Shot Is Arrested in Oklahoma”

We reported on this a few days ago. Someone phoned in a bomb threat in Oklahoma, and gave the name of someone else. That resulted in a no-knock raid on that person’s home. The homeowner, attempting to protect his family, shot one of the intruders. That intruder turned out to be the Chief of police. No charges were filed against the homeowner.

Now they have arrested the man who made the fake call.

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James Holly

An arrest affidavit is giving more insight into a bomb threat at an Oklahoma school.

On Jan. 15, Washita County dispatch received a 911 call from a man who identified himself as Dallas Horton.

According to the affidavit, that man told dispatchers that he placed a bomb in the refrigerator of the Sentinel Head Start and that the bomb was set to go off at 8 a.m.

At that point, officers forced their way into Horton’s home.

Once inside, Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross was shot several times by Horton, who was taken into custody for questioning.

After being questioned by OSBI agents, authorities learned Horton didn’t make the bomb threat.

On Jan. 20, officers questioned James Holly about his alleged involvement in the bomb threat.

“Holly confessed that he used Horton’s name and called in the bomb threats to 911 because he was angry with Horton,” the affidavit claims. “Holly told OSBI agents that he used two separate non functioning phones so that the phones could not be traced back to him.”

So far Holly is only charged with making a bomb threat. He should be charged with attempted murder.

After an intense investigation, James Edward Holly was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Washita County Jail on a complaint of making a bomb threat.

The district attorney will determine if Holly will face any other charges.”

Read the rest at KFOR.com

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“Thorner/Ingold: Too Much Internet Time May Disqualify Gun Ownership”

Moonbats will try anything. Here is another try. The American Psychiatric Association and the Obama administration are throwing this against the wall to see if it will stick.

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The Obama administration has a new partner in crime, and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This is consistent with Obama’s perversion of science to promote his social goals. The most notable example is Climate Change. It would seem that men in white coats are more threatening to our liberty than black helicopters (or drones).

The APA created a new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) — published in 2013 — which was recently adopted. DSM-5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. Many practitioners point out that the new DSM-5 also makes a pathology out of simple and normal behaviors such as grieving for the loss of a loved one, as the bereavement exclusion was removed in this new version of the manual.”

But what about the internet?

The new DSM-5 has expanded the definition of ODD to include adults who exemplify “paranoid ideation” about the government and frequently express these delusional ideations on the internet. This Oppositional Defiant Disorder as redefined in DSM-5 is now destined to become the newest weapon against political dissent.

As such, the 5th Edition of the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual represents a new subjective approach in diagnosing of mental illness in that it promises to end free speech and any form of political dissent. The federal government has already declared anyone who opposes its unconstitutional policies as having “political paranoia,” which is now diagnosed as a type of mental illness. “

This is standard procedure for leftist tyrants. History has shown us that they inevitably label any dissenter as insane and lock them up.

Psychiatric manual DSM-5 targets certain internet users as mentally ill and grounds for gun confiscation. By some vague set of criteria, if someone is judged to spend too much time on the internet they could be judged to be mentally ill and ineligible to own a gun, which amounts to just another backdoor method to disarm citizens who would oppose tyranny being imposed upon America.”

Read it all at Illinois Review

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“Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion”

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On Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the London Center for Policy Research revealed to host Bill O’Reilly that sources tell him U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face charges for desertion.

Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014, which was part of a prisoner exchange for five Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

“Bill, the Army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl,” Shaffer said, “Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney was given what we call a charge sheet.”

Read the rest, including video, at Breitbart.

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“The biggest corporate lay-off in history is expected within days”

“IBM believed to be scrapping 110,000 of its 430,000 workforce around the world”

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Robert Cringley, from Forbes, said: ‘To fix its business problems and speed up its “transformation,” next week about 26 per cent of IBM’s employees will be getting phone calls from their managers.

‘Project Chrome will hit many of the worldwide services operations. The USA will be hit hard, but so will other locations.’

An IBM spokesman said: ‘IBM does not comment on rumours, even ridiculous or baseless ones.

‘IBM has already announced the company has just taken a $600million [£400million] charge for workforce rebalancing. This equates to several thousand people, a mere fraction of what’s been reported.’”

From the UK Daily Mail

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Now You’ve Got It Keep It Handy

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“They Said Snow!”

Let’s all panic!

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From the Earl of Taint

Grocery stores in New York:

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It all looks like SHTF but it’s not. The snow will stop, the streets will be plowed, and the stores restocked.

At least no one is talking about Obama’s failures.

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Politico: “The Kochs put a price on 2016: $889 million”

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The Koch brothers’ operation intends to spend $889 million in the run-up to the 2016 elections — a historic sum that in many ways would mark Charles and David Koch and their fellow conservative megadonors as more powerful than the official Republican Party.

The figure, which more than doubles the amount spent by the Republican National Committee during the last presidential election cycle, prompted cheers from some in the GOP who are looking for all the help they can get headed into a potentially tough 2016 election landscape.”

So they are willing to spend their money and are actively organizing other wealthy Conservative donors. Who will they support? Politico thinks it will be those on the right.

During a Saturday night welcome speech in Rancho Mirage, Charles Koch took a modest victory lap — calling the midterms “an important step in slowing down the march toward collectivism” — but he implored the assembled donors to dig deep heading into 2016.

Espousing a political worldview that protects free speech and “individual and property rights with equal protection for everyone under the law,” Koch said: “It is up to us. Making this vision a reality will require more than a financial commitment. It requires making it a central part of our lives.”

The willingness of major donors to heed the fundraising solicitations of the Kochs and their operatives makes the network a potentially major player in the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes. The Rancho Mirage meeting drew appearances from leading prospective candidates, including Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.”

Read the rest at Politico. I started reading the comments section but quit. I felt like it was damaging my IQ.

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Wild Bill On Islam’s March

Not many can see the danger with the clarity that Wild Bill does and even fewer can explain it as plainly.

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Another Armed Robber Shoots Himself In The Leg – This time With A Shotgun

Robbery is not the act of a smart person. This one was robbing shops in his own neighborhood.

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —A 21-year-old suspected of using a shotgun to order victims to the ground in one of three robberies Wednesday night accidentally shot himself in the leg during his final heist, police said Thursday.
After injuring himself with the gun, Donnello Knowles ran to a friend’s apartment across the street from a gas station he robbed at gunpoint, according to the Stockton Police Department.

Knowles’ friend called for help, prompting officers to respond to the 8100 block of Palisades Drive, police said. The events took place Wednesday night, officers said.

When investigators showed up to the apartments, they determined Knowles matched the suspect description from three recent robberies — of a nail salon, a Subway restaurant and a Valero gas station.

Knowles was suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg when officers saw him near the front of the complex. He also had money from the robbery in his clothes, police said.”

There is more at KCRA.com, including video that I can not embed.

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What Are Your Kids Learning At University?

For one thing, this:

‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’

How some university academics make the case for paedophiles at summer conferences”

Is that enough? There is a lot of pressure coming from academics and others to turn civilized behavior around. There is a conscious effort to eliminate all rules and societal mores. These are the free-love young people of the sixties and seventies. They dropped acid and experimented with sexual deviance. Now they are teaching our young people. What do they have to say? How about:

The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge.

Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”

Hebephilia is the sexual preference for children in early puberty, typically 11 to 14-year-olds.”

Prof Ken Plummer, left, and former PIE head Tom O'Carroll

Prof Ken Plummer, left, and former PIE head Tom O’Carroll

Another attendee, and enthusiastic participant from the floor, was one Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender, long-time campaigner for the legalisation of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”

Read more at the UK Telegraph

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Judge Accuses BATF Of ‘Fraud On The Court’

“The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

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Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns sued his former employer:

Dobyns had sued his employer for failure to properly investigate an arson attack that destroyed his home and endangered his family, and for reneging on protection agreements over death threats he received, after the bureau withdrew his cover identity following the Hells Angels case. In September, Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarded Dobyns $173,000 and denied government royalty claims against Dobyns for his book, seemingly providing an end to a prolonged six-year ordeal until the government challenged that ruling in the 11th hour. In a move surprising to many case-watchers, the judge then voided his own judgment, provoking speculation but no answers as to why.

Some of that may be getting clearer with the unsealing of case documents, now available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. Language used by Judge Allegra in his now-unsealed December 1 opinion does not mince words, and seems damning.

“[T]he court … issued an order voiding the prior judgment based upon indications that the defendant [ATF], through its counsel, had committed fraud on the court,” Allegra wrote.”

Read it here

Further investigation by David Codrea tells us this:

Further detailed allegations, being investigated by this reporter and seemingly corroborated by the unsealed opinion, include Judge Allegra being contacted by Internal Affairs Investigator Christopher Trainor, a key witness in the Dobyns case, concerning his being threatened by a main government witness — one the judge himself had raised perjury questions about — and chillingly,also threatened by lead government attorneys. Trainor had reportedly earlier given the intimidation to ATF, which opened a criminal investigation, and then approached ATF and Department of Justice attorneys, both of whom allegedly refused to report the witness tampering allegations to the judge. It is further alleged Trainor was warned by the DOJ attorney that if he reported the witness to Judge Allegra, his career at ATF would suffer.

The judge then reportedly notified Attorney General Eric Holder, then-Deputy AG and (“Number Two” at Justice) James Cole, and the Office of Inspector General of DOJ attorney fraud against the court, and issued an order barring seven of the attorneys from filing any further legal documents in the Dobyns case. Although no direct connection has been established, it is noted that the timing of the judge’s notification appears contemporaneous with Cole’s resignation and Holder’s announced resignation.”

Hershel Smith believes that this is a bigger scandal than Fast and Furious:

This is a very big deal, and it goes to show the lengths that the government went to cause disrepute on Mr. Dobyns. The Arizona Daily Star reporter that David cited can’t fathom why the justice department would have gone to these lengths in a simple contractual dispute. The answer is that this is more than a simple contractual dispute. This goes to the entire obscene connection of the government with running guns to the Mexican cartels in order to justify more gun control for Americans. They tried to ruin this man’s reputation and destroy his life.

It’s a picture of a failed state, because the government has lost the mandate of heaven. It cannot be entrusted with even the most basic safety, health and welfare of society. The federal government has itself become a criminal cartel.”

Emphasis added.

Read it here

Update:

Curiously—and almost certainly not coincidentally—Deputy Attorney General James Cole resigned and Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation at the same time that Judge Allegra alleged that DOJ committed fraud against the court and threatened witnesses. The DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) then refused to investigate the attorneys charged with fraud and the allegations of witness intimidation.

Orders to bury these criminal investigations could only come from the top of the Department of Justice, and it is highly unlikely that such decisions could be made without White House involvement.

At Townhall.com, Katie Pavlich has also printed a lengthy article covering the developing scandal.”

From Bearing Arms

Autostart video below

More below the fold…

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How Will Al Sharpton Decide To Play This?

Shooting in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This is raw body camera footage from the camera worn by the police officer. It will be upsetting to some. It shows the shooting of a black man by a white cop.

The police were called by the pastor who was performing a wedding. The bride was a former girlfriend of the man who was shot. He had told her that he had a ‘Bullet with her name on it’ so the pastor called police.

The shooting happened Jan. 17 when Officer Chansey McMillin tried to search Terence Walker, 21, outside a church, according to KOTV. Police had been called to the scene due to reports of a disturbance between Walker and a woman identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. Pastor Andre Jones made the 911 call, and told police “he’s here with a gun,” The Oklahoman reported.

McMillin reportedly felt a weapon during the pat down.

As he was being patted down, Walker took off running. McMillian, who was wearing a body camera, chased him.”

Watch it unfold. It looks righteous to me.

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More at Buzzfeed

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Surprise! Hungry Kids Are More Important To Parents Than Possible Illness

The writers at the New York Times are surprised by this.

Well-meaning people are buying mosquito nets and giving them away free to African villagers in an effort to control Malaria. That disease is transmitted by mosquitoes. But it seems that those same villagers are more concerned about feeding their hungry families than the bugs so they are using them for netting fish.

The do-gooders are upset.

They are also concerned that the fish population may be declining.

Really? No one could have foreseen something like this? They should have consulted with The Real Revo. Any one of the readers or writers could have told them exactly what was likely to happen.

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I know it’s not right,” Mr. Ndefi said, “but without these nets, we wouldn’t eat.”

Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns in recent years.

The nets have helped save millions of lives, but scientists worry about the collateral damage: Africa’s fish.”

Read the rest at the New York Times

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