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This Is Really A Pretty Good Idea

The NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has decided to take a new tack. They have started championing suicide prevention. It will not affect gun owners much but it will do two things.

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The effort will help people who are on the fence about gun control to understand a simple fact that has been kept from them:

With suicide accounting for nearly two-thirds of all firearm fatalities annually, the topic of suicide prevention deserves our attention. In recent years NSSF has worked with the Veterans Administration, the State of Utah, and mental health agencies to help educate gun owners and the public on how to keep firearms safely out of reach of those who, during a period of despair, decide to do themselves harm.”

Two-thirds of all gun related deaths are suicides. That is a huge fact and it points out that the anti-gun people have been less than honest with their data. Without fail, if they report gun-related death rates truthfully, they include suicides in order to make the number three times bigger. They don’t tell the people they are propagandizing to, either.

Second, they are portraying the NSSF and shooters in general as caring individuals. That kind of imagery works pretty well with independents.

Besides those things they use an image that portrays the shooting sports as fun, safe, and that training is a good thing.

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DOJ Is Living Rent-Free In Mind Of Sheriff Joe

The Department of Justice under Barack Obama has hassled Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio ever since Obama took office. He is politically incorrect and unrepentant. The people in the Valley of the Sun must like the job he’s doing because he keeps getting reelected.

Now the DOJ has announced that they are launching a new investigation. The previous ones have amounted to nothing, it seems.

Funny. None of the local legal beagles want to go after him so they turned it over to the feds. This sounds a lot like how progressives try to subvert the will of the people.

“JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL PROBE METRO PHOENIX SHERIFF ARPAIO”

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PHOENIX (AP) — The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona said in its brief filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that the case has been assigned to the Justice Department’s criminal division, public integrity section.”

More at the Associated Press

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Irony: Rapper Is Shot By Black Gang While Filming Video For Black Lives Matter

Chicago, where else?

Democrats should be proud. They have controlled Chicago since before the fire.

Video of the drive-by shooting:

King Yella, 26, whose real name is Cemone Lewis, said in videos posted to social media that he was shooting a “Black Lives Matter video” when a hail of bullets left him with a gunshot wound in his arm and a graze wound in his side.

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Police said the shooting, carried out from a passing car, appeared to be gang-related.

After the shooting, a Twitter account representing the Black Disciples gang posted a video of the shooting and claimed responsibility.”

Read the rest at DNAInfo

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“All Power Corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”

This adage has been around for a very long time. It has a strong basis in truth. It is a warning to people to make sure that the leaders you elect do not have too much control over those they are leading. It explains what has been happening in the United States since we elected to the Presidency people who promise things a President is not empowered to do.

The United States was designed so that no leader could become that powerful. With three separate but equal branches of government there was supposed to be checks to prevent a dictator. But those checks have become impotent. Now it seems that a majority of Americans want a strong man in the Oval office. They are willing to follow anyone who promises to stop global warming or illegal immigration.

History has shown us that giving leaders that kind of power always leads to excesses. Here is the most recent example:

“Mugabe Orders Arrest Of “Rats We Call Athletes” After Zimbabwe Wins No Olympic Medals”

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Robert Mugabe

As PMNews Nigeria reports, Mr. Mugabe who is incensed with the team’s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them.

“We have wasted the country’s money on these rats we call athletes. If you are not ready to sacrifice and win even copper or brass medals (referring the 4th and 5th positions) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money” he said.”

What do you suppose he will do with the losing athletes after he has arrested them? Again, referring to his history I would not like to be one of them.

Read the rest at Zero Hedge

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Thanks to Irish

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The Word Of The Week In Campaign: ‘Bigotry’

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has spewed bigoted language throughout the campaign. Trump is calling her a bigot. Never in my memory have Presidential candidates descended into this kind of name calling.

But there may be something to the charge against Clinton. As we noted earlier, she is a Democrat. They have, historically been the party of racism.

But wait, there’s more. Mrs. Clinton reveres one of the most vile racists in the history of American politics, the eugenicist Margaret Sanger.

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Sanger believed in killing inferior people. She considered blacks to be inferior.

Back in April the Ku Klux Klan claimed to have donated $20,000 to Clinton, saying,

For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” Will Quigg, a Grand Dragon in a California branch of the KKK, said in April.

“She is friends with the Klan,” Quigg said. “A lot of people don’t realize that. She’s friends with Senator Byrd. He’s been an Exulted Cyclops in the Klan. He’s been King Kleagle.”

Source here

Additionally, Breitbart has a list of ten examples of her racism.

Yes, there is evidence that the charges against Clinton have some merit.

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“CNN Cancels Dr. Drew’s Show One Week After He Voiced “Grave Concern” For Hillary’s Health”

Listen for yourself. Everything the doctor says makes sense.

CNN has been a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton. By silencing him this way they not only quiet him but they send a strong warning to other CNN employees.

One week ago, board-certified medicine specialist, TV personality and CNN employee Dr. Drew Pinsky broke the mold of conformity, when he said that he is “gravely concerned” about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, pointing out that treatment she is receiving could be the result of her bizarre behaviors.

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Just as stunning as Pinsky’s assessment which promptly went viral and led to the immediate takedown of the original interview webpage by KABC-AM radio, was that it came from an employee of HLN, which is part of the pro-Clinton CNN network.

As such it is probably not surprising that earlier today, just one week later, CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz announced Thursday that “Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22.”

Read it all at Zero Hedge

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How To Prevent Yourself From Raping Someone

This helpful advertisement was placed by the University of Colorado – Denver’s Dean of Students Office. Surprisingly it doesn’t give much advice to women about how to avoid being raped. Taking a different tack they address would-be rapists who they believe are unable to control their rape urges.

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They say it was ‘Satirical’.

From here

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Pro-Clinton Pollster Busted For Fiddling Poll Data

I wonder how much of this is going on nationally.

“Monmouth University Pollster Patrick Murray Busted Manipulating Poll Data, then Lying About It…”

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Today, Monmouth via Patrick Murray presents a presidential poll of Ohio voters. The actual raw data (pdf available here – see pg, 6 and 7) showed Donald Trump with a lead in the result; however, Murray changed the data through weighting to show Hillary Clinton with a lead.

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Monmouth just announced that Clinton leads Trump 43-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick actually laid out what he did on pages 6 and 7 of the PDF.

He sampled 402 voters. In the unweighted sample, the split was 33.3R/29.3D/35.6I. With that split, Trump leads Clinton 41-39 in Ohio. But Pollster Patrick re-weighted it to a 29R/33D/37I split. Nothing else was re-weighted.”

Read it all at Conservative Treehouse

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After Buying A Third Home For $600,000…

“Bernie Sanders Refuses to Make Campaign Finance Information Public”

It’s money from the little people.

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Monday, socialist icon Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that now that he’s no longer running for president, there’s no need for him to reveal his campaign financial information. “It doesn’t make any sense,” he said. Completing such a filing, he continued, would be a “waste of time.” He was supposed to file his current financial information on May 15, but was granted an extension.”

More at Moonbattery

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He’s Probably Right

“Trump Slams Clinton Foundation As “Most Corrupt Enterprise In Political History” After Latest Donor Revelations”

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Mao Tse Hillary

Yesterday Ben Shapiro noted that more than half of her meetings at the State Department were with Clinton Foundation donors. From Zero Hedge there is this Trump Quote:

It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history,” Trump said in a statement, reiterating a claim he made earlier in the week. “We’ve now learned that a majority of the non-government people she met with as secretary of state gave money to the corrupt Clinton Foundation. … It was wrong then, and it is wrong now — and the foundation must be shut down immediately.”

Over at Vox Populi they make the observation that Hillary is running as the American Angela Merkel. That sounds about right.

Related: “Clinton asks Romney’s allies for cash to stop Trump”,

“Hillary Clinton’s team is on the market for more millionaires. This time, Mitt Romney’s millionaires.”

After all, it’s still money. It all spends the same, doesn’t it?

More at Politico

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PuffHo: “Stop Blue Lives Matter”

This hateful screed was written by a woman named Dr. G.S. Potter. She describes herself as a ‘Community Educator’. She also claims to be the founder of the Strategic Institute for Intersectional Policy. A quick google search finds nothing on her so she may be a fake doctor.

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Huffington Post piece is fairly long but it has these gems:

She opposes the proposed Congressional action titled the ‘Blue Lives Matter Act’ with arguments like,

“Police are not people.”

And, “Police union contracts and Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill Of Rights are allowing killer cops to walk free.”

Sheesh.

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“Clinton’s pathetic ‘Colin Powell made me do it’ defense”

Heh.

“Rich White Lady Scapegoats Black Veteran”

From Instapundit

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More at the New York Post

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Looks Like The Fed Has Decided Against A Rate Hike

“Fed Admits Another $4 Trillion In QE Will Be Needed To Offset An “Economic Shock””

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Janet Yellin

In a Fed Staff working paper released over the weekend titled “Gauging the Ability of the FOMC to Respond to Future Recessions” and penned by deputy director of the division of research and statistics at the Fed, the author concludes that “simulations of the FRB/US model of a severe recession suggest that large-scale asset purchases and forward guidance about the future path of the federal funds rate should be able to provide enough additional accommodation to fully compensate for a more limited [ability] to cut short-term interest rates in most, but probably not all, circumstances.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Artificial Libertarian Is Actually A Progressive

“Gary Johnson Backs CO2 ‘Fee’ To Fight Global Warming”

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DailyCaller: Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he’s no skeptic of man-made global warming and endorsed a “fee” on carbon dioxide emissions.

It’s all part of his “free market” approach to global warming, Johnson told the Juneau Empire in an article published Sunday.

“I do believe that climate change is occurring,” Johnson said. “I do believe that it is man-caused” and “that there can be and is a free-market approach to climate change.”

Johnson’s “free market” approach to global warming includes “a fee — not a tax, he said — placed on carbon” to make those who emit the greenhouse gas pay the supposed cost of their actions, according to the Juneau Empire.”

More at iOTW

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Some Are Calling The Louisiana Flooding A ‘1,000 Year Flood’

I prefer the term ‘UnPresidented’.

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Hillary Has Made Colin Powell Unhappy

“A Displeased Colin Powell Accuses Hillary Of “Trying To Pin” Email Scandal On His Advice”

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“Whoa, don’t blame me.”

As the NYT first reported on Friday, in the latest attempt to justify her use of a private email server, the FBI notes from Hillary Clinton’s deposition revealed that she told federal investigators that former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested she use a personal email account as he had done.

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Overnight, a rather displeased Colin Powell said Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been trying to use him to help justify her use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Germans Get Into Prepping

Even if you don’t live in Germany this is a darned good idea. But only there does the government mandate it.

“Germans Told to Stockpile Food and Water in Case of Attack or Catastrophe”

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As Germany’s Angela Merkel faces increasing pressure regarding her nation’s security, the German government has issued a civil defense report addressing the role the German people are to play.

Reuters reports:

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday.

Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.

“The population will be obliged to hold an individual supply of food for ten days,” the newspaper quoted the government’s “Concept for Civil Defence” – which has been prepared by the Interior Ministry – as saying.”

From here

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It’s The Money, Stupid

A few people in the media are beginning to notice that the major news outlets are biased. They must be dim-witted or otherwise slow. The average reader or viewer has seen it for years. Here is an article in the New York Post. The writer tells us that he has noticed the bias – finally.

Wealthy progressives are paying for stories favorable to their pet candidates. The media people are taking the money and giving them what they want.

“American journalism is collapsing before our eyes”

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The largest broadcast networks — CBS, NBC and ABC — and major newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post have jettisoned all pretense of fair play. Their fierce determination to keep Trump out of the Oval Office has no precedent.

Indeed, no foreign enemy, no terror group, no native criminal gang, suffers the daily beating that Trump does. The mad mullahs of Iran, who call America the Great Satan and vow to wipe Israel off the map, are treated gently by comparison.”

There must be something about living in New York City or Washington DC that insulates writers from the reality the rest of Americans see. When they finally see it they are shocked – shocked, I say.

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Fifty-One Homicides In Chicago So Far In August

It sounds like Chicago is competing with Caracas, Venezuela for the title of ‘Most Dangerous City’. To make matters worse, they are both gun-free zones. That just makes the bad guys bolder.

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Another excerpt from Hey Jackass:

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The Real Revo May Come To An End

The internet has worked because there is little or no censorship. Opposing views as well as friendly ones are available here. That’s because it is controlled by the freest country in the world. If control is turned over to a multi-national group like this it will become less free, more complex, and more expensive. Access will require a payment of some kind in order to pay for the managers.

“America to hand off Internet in under two months”

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The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

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The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

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I’m Surprised Maduro Waited This Long

This is so typical of socialists. They are wrong on every count and they are wrong on guns. Disarming the law-abiding public, in effect making the entire city of Caracas a gun-free zone will not make citizens safer. It will make the gangs stronger. As the article says, they are getting the guns and ammunition from corrupt police. That will not stop.

Corrupt cops can be gang members, too, especially now that victims can’t defend themselves.

“Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets”

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(Reuters) – Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.

Venezuela has the world’s second highest murder rate and the street gangs that plague its poor neighborhoods have become increasingly heavily armed in recent years, at a time when a deep recession has reduced resources available to police.

Gangs often get weapons from the police, either by stealing them or buying them from corrupt officers, experts say.”

Venezuela has the second-highest murder rate but Caracas has the worst.

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From Reuters

Hat tip to Zero Hedge

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Brad Thor: “My Military Friend Says, “If The Choice Is Between Certain Death And Possible Death Choose Possible Death”

I understand that where we live Glenn Beck’s show is tape delayed. I learned to accept that when in Alaska. This afternoon we heard Glenn Beck’s radio show. On it he had writer Brad Thor. Thor countered Beck’s arguments against Trump by reciting a military truth: “If the choice is between a certain death and possible death always choose ‘Possible’ over ‘Certain’.

It is remarkable how far we have fallen.

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“It’s Snowden Junior”

“Former NSA Employees Say NSA Hack Is The Work Of A “Rogue Insider””

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In an interview with Motherboard, titled “Former NSA Staffers: Rogue Insider Could Be Behind NSA Data Dump” an anonymous insider has said that the chances of a hacker remotely breaking into the National Security Agency’s systems are very unlikely. Despite accusations that the leak is Russia’s meddling, the data dropped online under the name “the Shadow Brokers” would have required someone with the ability to access the NSA’s server, the former NSA employee told the news outlet.

As Motherboard puts it, an insider could have stolen the NSA hacking tools from the NSA, in a similar fashion to how former NSA contractor Edward Snowden stole an untold number of the spy agency’s top secret documents. This theory is being pushed by someone who claims to be, himself, a former NSA insider.”

More at Zero Hedge

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Ben Shapiro: “I Know Trump’s New Campaign Chairman, Steve Bannon. Here’s What You Need To Know.”

Shapiro worked for Bannon. We have mentioned here that the Breitbart news site has become what Andrew Breitbart hated. Bannon led that change. Bannon has been called a ‘Bare-knuckle fighter’ and worse.

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Steven K. Bannon

Here’s what you need to know about Bannon, as well as new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.

1. Steve Bannon Turned Breitbart Into Trump Pravda For His Own Personal Gain.
2. Bannon Uses Celebrity Conservatives To Elevate His Personal Profile.
3. Bannon Took At Least One Major Breitbart Investor For A Serious Ride.
4. Breitbart’s Staff Lusts After Trump Involvement.
5. Under Bannon’s Leadership, Breitbart Openly Embraced The White Supremacist Alt-Right.
6. This Is Precisely The Sort of Corrupt Media Relationship Breitbart Used To Abhor.
7. Trump’s Campaign Strategy Could Be The Launch Of A New Media Outlet.
8. Bannon Is A Legitimately Sinister Figure.

Read the details at The Daily Wire

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