Why Americans Should Reconsider Their Contempt For Today’s Police

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As a big fan of Return of Kings and a police officer for over ten years in a big city within America’s midwest, I want to thank The Quiet Rebel for his article entitled, “How Should Men Deal With Today’s American Police?” Not only was it well written, but it was very fair and lacked the usual rhetoric that internet coverage of law enforcement presents so often.

I appreciate it when an article begins the conversation of modern policing because it presents law enforcement, which is one of the most misunderstood professions in the world, an opportunity to defend itself. Unfortunately, since law enforcement has no voice and is a collective without a human face, it never does. Perhaps I can help.

As more good coppers walk away from the job… who will fill their cruisers?

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CNN On The Tueller Drill

This is really a pretty fair representation.

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Sunday Night Cool Down

Too harsh around here. Cool down with this. Martha Quinn would approve.

More below the fold…

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This Is The Enemy

I hate to post a straight up propaganda video, but it’s important that people see this. This is the caliphate. This is Islam when in control without the boot heel of an oppressive regime, firmly at their throat. Watch it and steel your resolve. It’s coming here. Maybe not tomorrow, or next week, but it’s coming. Strengthen your stomach for war.

WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS VERY GRAPHIC!

 

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When Do Idiots Become No Longer Useful?

When the Caliphate feels they are in control:

In a recent interview with Australian talk show host Tom Elliott, al-Shishani promised to invade Iran when the ISIS in Iraq finish their goals. He also stated that their enemy is anyone who opposes Islam:

“We will fight them. We will take their women. We will take their children. They have to come to Islam or they will get wiped out.”

When al-Shishani was asked about the ISIS beheading videos and the crucifixions, the ISIL leader admitted the goal is to subjugate the entire world underneath the Islamic caliphate and that anyone might become a target:

“Everybody who stands about us and makes trouble in our land. This is according to Sharia [and] God.”

The talk show host then specifically asked the ISIS leader if Islam is a religion of peace. While al-Shishani did not specifically say “yes” or “no,” his actual answer was not exactly comforting:

“It is the religion of prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. It is not the religion of the Western hippie who tries to be accepted by you.”

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Int’l Criminal Court: Why No One Takes It Seriously

Because ISIS & the Ferguson, MO government are the same. Really.

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Normally I don’t support this sort of thing…

…but in this case I am making an exception. It is the ISIS flag, after all.

A well known Egyptian social activist and blogger posted a photo to Facebook Saturday of herself and another unidentified women defecating and menstruating on an Islamic State flag while in the nude, in what appears to be a protest against the Islamist terror group’s recent advances in northern Iraq and Syria.

Want to see it? You know you do. Here is censored version that is still probably NSFW.

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“Robbery victim draws his own gun, attackers flee”

Good job. The laundry lady will get a bit more work.

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WILKES-BARRE, PA — A man walking down Hazle Street early this morning had need to draw on the firearm he carried when two men attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

It was about 1:20 a.m. when the man, whom police have identified only as a white male, was walking on Hazle Street toward Wilkes Barre Boulevard in the area Bank Street, police said.

Two black males confronted him, and one had a gun, he told police.

“What do you got for me?” one man said to the victim.

He told police he grabbed his attacker’s gun with one hand and drew his own firearm. The man does not have a concealed firearms permit, but carries his gun under Pennsylvania’s open carry laws, police said. The robbers fled.”

From the Times-Leader

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Maryland Colleges Also Get Military Gear

Yep. I’m sure they need it. And along with the gear they will institute a proper training plan, right?

I’ll bet.

Campus police need to look like this?

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Officials at the University of Maryland, College Park, Morgan State University and Coppin State University said the shotguns and rifles are or will be used for training purposes.

UM has a $65,000 armored truck, 16 “riot type” 12-gauge shotguns, 49 M16 rifles, and a handful of other items, according to Pentagon data. Coppin received five similar 12-gauge shotguns and 29 40-caliber Glock pistols. Morgan has six 12-gauge shotguns and 13 M16 or M14 rifles.”

“… said the shotguns and rifles are or will be used for training purposes.”

BS

Training? For what? Campus police are going to use select-fire rifles and riot shotguns to train for what? Disruptions at the student union? No, they have fallen victim to the ‘Militarization Craze’. Besides, it’s ‘Free’, right?

Oh, and what kind of training are they planning to do with a $65,000 armored truck?

Read more at the Baltimore Sun

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NYT: “The Problem With ‘Evil’”

The Times of New York has published an opinion piece by Michael J. Boyle.

This is what ISIS has been doing

This is what ISIS has been doing

Michael J. Boyle, an associate professor of political science at La Salle University, is the author, most recently, of “Violence After War: Explaining Instability in Post-Conflict States.”

He thinks it is a mistake to call ISIS names. He specifically objects to the terms, “Evil” and “Cancer”. He calls it a ‘Moral Hazard’.

The Moral Hazard of Calling ISIS a ‘Cancer’”

Boyle seems to be afraid of ‘Hazards’. He must think being nice to ISIS will make us safer. If that is the case he is a fool.

Unlike Al Qaeda, whose dreams of forming a caliphate were little more than mysticism and hyperbole, ISIS now occupies large swaths of Syria and Iraq, administering social services and running rudimentary Shariah courts in its claimed Islamic State. In other words, it operates less like a revolutionary terrorist movement that wants to overturn the entire political order in the Middle East than a successful insurgent group that wants a seat at that table.

This fundamental difference, as well as disagreements over strategic priorities and tactics, explains why Al Qaeda’s leadership expelled ISIS in February. Depicting ISIS as another iteration of Al Qaeda-style “evil” ignores these distinctions and shifts attention away from ISIS’ strategy and sources of revenue and support.

Moralizing rhetoric also defines groups on the basis of their tactics rather than their goals. However appalled we might be by a group’s actions, our objective should always be to understand our enemies as they do themselves: in this case, a highly organized insurgency with specific strategic objectives.”

Academics are the dumbest people.

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CBS: “Chicago A Top Terror Target”

This is from CBSChicago:

CHICAGO (CBS) — Over the past six years, Chicago has become a top potential target for international terrorists, a top security expert said Friday, making the posting of a veiled threat by Islamic radicals on Twitter a higher cause for concern.

ISIS threat

“Many terror organizations refer to Chicago as Obama Town,” said CBS 2 security expert Ross Rice, a former FBI agent in Chicago. Under President Obama, the U.S. took out Osama bin Laden, and used repeated drone strikes to weaken terror networks.”

The two images in the tweet above are the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave., in Chicago and the White House.

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1979 – Ayn Rand Versus Arab Apologist Phil Donahue.

An audience member asks her about the middle east. Rand sides with Israel and explains why.

Donahue is downright rude to her but she makes her points boldly, forcefully, and logically. Donahue does not argue for the rightness of Islam. He tells her forcefully that her vocal support for Israel will make her a target of Muslims. Is that the reason for the American left siding with Islam against Israel? Are they afraid of what Islamists will do the them if they side with the Jews? Are they all cowards?

Hat tip to the Right Planet

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Delicious – “We Don’t Want You Here, Jesse”

Jesse Jackson confronted by Ferguson resident.

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Prepare To Spend Some Money

The Real Revo is not responsible for any purchases you are “forced” to make, for watching this video. You’ve been warned.

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Obama, Inc.

The rise of the Obama lobbyists…

Call it “Obama Inc.”

The presidency of Barack Obama has catapulted a network of former advisers into lucrative positions.

Members of the president’s brain trust have steadily moved outside the administration in recent years, capitalizing on their association with the Obama brand to launch careers as advisers, consultants and hired guns.

“You see people not only serving as representatives of a lobbying firm but taking these very high-profile corporate jobs. I think that is becoming more common,” said Julian Zelizer, a political historian at Princeton University. “Businesses understand that this is a great opportunity for them.”

This isn’t just a feature of the Obama Administration. This is a feature of every administration. When government is in the business of controlling buying and selling, the first thing that gets bought and sold is the government. There is absolutely, positively no cure for this except to reduce the size and scope of the government.

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The West’s new BFF?

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The enemy of our enemy is our friend, right? Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is certainly the enemy of ISIS.

Islamist forces are fighting their way into western Syria from bases further east, bringing forward the prospect of US military intervention to stop their advance. If Isis, which styles itself Islamic State, threatens to take all or part of Aleppo, establishing complete dominance over the anti-government rebels, the US may be compelled to act publicly or secretly in concert with President Bashar al-Assad, whom it has been trying to displace.

The US has already covertly assisted the Assad government by passing on intelligence about the exact location of jihadi leaders through the BND, the German intelligence service, a source has told The Independent. This may explain why Syrian aircraft and artillery have been able on occasion to target accurately rebel commanders and headquarters.

For the record, ISIS is also the enemy of Iran.

The Middle East is a tangled web.

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Texas police chief gunned down in street

This isn’t a rare occurrence. Just a reminder that police in America do a dangerous job.

Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.

A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.

The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via AirLIFE. The witness said the officer did not look good.

Deputies arrived on scene and took the 24-year-old suspect into custody. He’s been identified as Joshua Manuel Lopez, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.


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Bill Whittle On The Real Race War In America

On point, as always.

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Expecting An Attack…And A Power Play

I just want to go on record as saying that a major attack (or multiple, simultaneous, smaller attacks) is headed our way. I think that our Resident is going to allow it to happen. I believe this will occur deliberately; with malice aforethought. Whatever it is, will be immediately followed by a massive power play, further consolidating strength & control in the hands of one branch of government. I’ll leave it to the capable reader to decide which branch will be the recipient.

Take a look at the world around us. It’s in flames. Our Resident continues to dawdle, fiddling as the world burns to ash around us. We have allowed a terrorist group – which he supported in Syria – to take over Iraq, steal nearly half-a-billion dollars in cash and probably as much in military hardware. Our border remains open to all who want to cross.

Gird your loins. Guard your guns. Make sure you have food and a water source. It’s coming – and it’s gonna be ugly.

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Solar Generating Plant Requires Natural Gas Burners

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The Ivanpah generating station in the Mohave Desert southwest of Las Vegas isn’t producing enough energy. Cloudy weather has kept the station from producing enough steam to turn turbines and generate electricity. The plant’s management has another plan, however. Produce steam by burning a fossil fuel.

Bright Source Energy, the company operating the plant, is petitioning the California government, requesting permission to burn more natural gas and to emit 94,749 more tons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s the equivalent of emissions from about 16,500 automobiles. (See full story at the Hockey Schtick) If the permit is approved, then this “solar” plant will produce about 35 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels.

Natural gas recovered with fracking. That’s okay, neither the gas nor the fracking kills wildlife. The Ivanpah plant can’t make that claim now.

The project uses more than 300,000 huge mirrors, called heliostats, which reflect sunlight to water boilers atop 459-foot towers to generate enough electricity to power 140,000 homes.

But redirecting the power of the sun has come at a sizable cost in terms of bird life. The Associated Press reports that environmentalists estimate that “about a thousand… to 28,000” birds are incinerated by heliostats every year.

Last year, federal regulators discovered that Ivanpah was incinerating birds hunting for insects over the solar facility. A report by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) investigators described the plant as a “mega-trap” that attracts “insect-eating birds, which are incapacitated by solar flux injury, thus attracting predators and creating an entire food chain vulnerable to injury and death.”

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GoFundMe: “Support Officer Darren Wilson” Site Has Raised $234,910

The site is here.

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They have surpassed their goal of $234,900 so they have set up a second site to raise more for him called the Officer Wilson Fundraiser. So far the second site has raised an additional $63,805.

I note at least one person who donated did so in the name of Attorney General Eric Holder, making him look like a cheapskate.

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From NBC News via TTAG where they note:

…given the fact that Officer Wilson is facing the possibility of state and federal criminal charges as well as the virtual certainty of a civil suit, he’s going to need the best legal help money can buy.”

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California: “SWAT team responds to college staff member carrying umbrella”

Sounds like his girlfriend, or boyfriend, SWATTed him.

I really hate to see loaded guns pointed at people.

Yep.  Looks just like an AR15

Yep. Looks just like an AR15

A SWAT team on the campus of California State University San Marcos surrounded a staff member equipped with protective rain gear this week.

The incident, which occurred early Wednesday morning, was prompted by a call to the San Diego County Sheriff’s office of a bald white male, wearing a black shirt and jeans and walking across campus carrying a rifle. This resulted in a shelter-in place order for some 400 staff and students going through orientation before the start of the fall session. Rapidly, facility and classmates banded together to barricade doors with tables and chairs, expecting the worst.”

Can't take any chances.  I see at least nine cops.

Can’t take any chances. I see at least nine cops.

If umbrellas are so dangerous, why did this happen? It’s really something just how courageous our President is.

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Read more at Guns.com

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Rick Perry Owns It Again

Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a Grand Jury for vetoing funding for a part of the office of District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. He had to have a mug shot taken. He turned that to his advantage. Now he is selling a T-shirt on his Rick PAC website with both his mug shot and that of Lehmberg.

He is owning the charges. He is ridiculing those who brought them. Here is an image. The shirt is printed both sides.

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Heh.

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“Ex-CIA Officer: ‘There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country’”

This CNN video is a report on the possible sleepers. In it it is reported that a couple US officials ‘Refuted the claim’ but they were not named.

Does anyone believe that there are not sleeper cells here? The wide-open southern border, combined with the determination of the Islamic State (ISIS), combine to make it a near-certainty that they exist. We have already seen reports of middle eastern men getting American driver’s licenses using Hispanic names. It has also been reported that there are at least 22 terror training camps already in the United States.

I’d say it is a done deal. That doesn’t mean the cells won’t grow – both in size and number. At some point they will focus on terror acts rather than just training.

“The hero of a terror attack is the one who remains calm instead of panicking – and calms others.”

Read more at Newsmax

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Rick Perry Sets The Record Straight

Here’s mud in your eye, progressive bitches…

I’ve never been a fan of Rick Perry. I think he is an opportunist political hack. He is a statist. He thinks the state should steal the property of private citizens for the Trans-Texas Corridor. (Yeah, I’m not gonna let you forget.)

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