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Guest Post: Anti-Gun Newspaper Hires Armed Guards – Reveals Its Own Hypocrisy

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Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog,

Sometimes I just have to smile when faced with anti-gun propagandists, regardless of the vicious statements they make, because I know from years of past experience in this debate that because of their deep rooted hypocrisy, they WILL inevitably make my pro-gun case for me.  All I have to do is sit back and wait for them to contradict themselves...

After the Sandy Hook attacks, the NRA responded with the suggested measure of establishing armed security guards at public schools in order to ensure there is a defensive presence in place to meet any violent threat.  I personally agree with the idea, though I believe it doesn’t go far enough.  Frankly, allowing teachers to legally carry on school grounds would be a much more effective deterrent, promoting the ability of average citizens to protect themselves rather than constantly relying on some uniformed official. 

The Obama Administration, of course, responded negatively to the NRA’s position and has yet to even address or acknowledge the idea of armed teachers.  Obama shrugged off the NRA, claiming he was “skeptical” of the armed security concept, all while sending his own children to a private school protected by at least 11 armed sentries not counting Secret Service agents:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service

So, Obama is “skeptical” of an armed presence at your children’s school, but not his own children’s school?  Yes, it’s incredibly hypocritical.  My question to the president would be:  If armed guards don’t make a difference, why have your children surrounded by them?  I would be interested to hear his response.  Perhaps he believes his children are more important than our own…

Then there’s that wretched gun grabbing swamp hag, Senator Diane Feinstein; a true anti-gun zealot who has openly admitted that if she thought she could get away with it, she would pursue the complete disarmament of the entire U.S. citizenry.  The same zealot who after the Oklahoma City bombing had this to say at a senate hearing:

“I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me…”

Apparently she saw the need for firearms in the defense of her own life, but not the need for the average citizen to have the same opportunity.

And what about Senator Chuck Schumer, who called for the president to use the excuse of “national security” and terrorism to force through restrictive gun legislation?  The man who also voted against a bill which would have prevented outside entities like the UN from asserting gun control treaties that affect the American public?  Well, Chuck has his own concealed carry permit in the state of New York, of all places, and still continues his antigun rhetoric.  Again, do they see themselves as part of a higher and more valuable class of people?  How do they explain these contradictions in their position?

What about media gigolo Michael Moore and his theater of the absurd?  Playing the role of gun fan while at the same time incessantly promoting gun control rhetoric using skewed information and disingenuous talking points?  The same man who suggested that the sound of a racking shotgun on tape is as effective as having the real thing uses bodyguards armed with THE REAL THING, one of whom was recently arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon into JFK Airport:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,144921,00.html#ixzz2FnQC65J3

But anti-gun propagandists with armed bodyguards are nothing new.  In fact, anti-gun mayor Michael Bloomberg travels with a cadre of five to six bodyguards, all packing heat.  Why do these people who say they despise guns and gun ownership continue surrounding themselves with the same “devilish weaponry”?  It’s simple; because the mere reality of gun ownership deters criminal attack.  If it didn’t, they wouldn’t rely on firearms at all. 

Apparently, this same fact has suddenly dawned on The Journal News in New York, which has received a flurry of attention (mostly negative) for their insane idea of publishing maps of New York suburban neighborhoods “outing” the names and addresses of all those who have concealed carry permits.  The Journal News has yet to officially address why they chose to do this, but the paper is, needless to say, anti-gun; publishing articles that call for ALL firearms owners, not just those with CCW, to be cataloged and mapped:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20121223/NEWS04/312230056/The-gun-owner-next-door-What-you-don-t-know-about-the-weapons-in-your-neighborhood

http://www.lohud.com/article/20130104/OPINION/301040031/Editorial-Push-more-permit-data-free-gun-locks-too

Their rationale?  All gun owners should be mapped so that anti-gun citizens can “know who their neighbors are” and the “possible danger that surrounds them”.  The assertion that the newspaper is making is that all gun owners should be treated as potential threats, like convicted pedophiles.  Their philosophy is to consider us guilty until proven innocent.

It is an interesting and manipulative strategy.  The intent is first to promote a national firearms database, which just happens to be a primary part of Diane Feinstein’s coming gun control legislation, as well as to cultivate a kind of “culture of shame” surrounding gun ownership.  The Journal News motto should be:  “Own a gun?  We’ll make sure everyone knows what a monster you are…” 

The paper follows with the argument that people should be allowed to know who in a neighborhood is armed so that they can make an “informed decision” on whether or not they want to live there.  As I have stated in recent articles on the gun control issue, the anti-gun fears of terrified yuppies are not our concern.  They should be required to control THEIR fear, not allowed to control OUR guns.  Their fears do not and should not override our constitutional liberties, and frankly, I couldn’t care less if they want to live in a gun free neighborhood or not. 

Using the gun map philosophy, a universe of invasive collectivist enforcement becomes available.  Why not, for instance, create a map of every person who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist and given psychotropic medications?  Since almost every person who has committed atrocities like Sandy Hook in the course of the past two decades was under the influence of psychotropics at the time it only follows that everyone on these drugs is a potential threat according to the logic of The Journal News.  I suspect though that at least half of their staff, just like half of New York, is highly medicated, and probably would not endorse such a measure. 

County Officials in New York State are now revolting against the gun map initiatives of The Journal News, denying them further information on permit holders in other counties in order to avoid possible danger to those citizens.  Reuters has responded to this unexpectedly reasonable response by, surprise, attacking it:

http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/01/02/lets-not-go-crazy-over-publishing-gun-lists/

State officials denying The Journal access to permit holder names and addresses is so far one of the only sane things being done in the state of New York when it comes to the gun debate, but according to the Reuters opinion piece, such an action is “crazy”.  Is permit holder information a matter of public record?  Yes, for now.  Does that mean that The Journal News should be allowed to exploit that information to satiate their own personal zealotry while making it easy for criminals to devise threat assessments?  The State of New York doesn’t seem to think so.  Honestly, if I was a non-gun owning citizen in New York, I would be much more upset at The Journal than if I was on their list.  Essentially, the newspaper has just advertised who on their map is a potentially easy target… 

Finally, displaying their own grand level of hypocrisy, The Journal News has hired ARMED security guards to protect them from the possible wrath of the angry populace they put at risk:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-usa-guns-newspaper-idUSBRE9010R820130102

Is the staff of the newspaper in danger?  Well…yes, of course they are!  That kind of blind idiocy and hubris tends to attract wild fury in response.  However, the point remains; when faced with conceivable violence, they turned to the practical solution of armed intervention, just like ANYONE with any sense would.  They admonish us for wanting the right to defend ourselves in the most efficient way available (private firearms ownership) while at the same time surrounding themselves with a shield of guns. 

The gun grabber personality is interminably flawed, but it could be summarized thus:

They believe the whole of society should cater to their personal concerns.  That we should give up our rights just to make them feel safer.  And, that they are somehow a step above the rest of us, and do not need to practice what they preach.  My question is, why should we go out of our way to please such weaklings and frauds?  I have yet to hear a good reason...

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:46 | 3122697 MiguelitoRaton
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When do we get maps by sexual preference, alcohol consumption, religion, etc. Inquiring minds and all...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:48 | 3122711 TheDarkKnight
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I bet you FB has some internal maps based on user data, become a large enough shareholder im sure you could see it for yourself

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:54 | 3122748 IvyMike
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Indeed. Folks should quit providing very personal REALITY SHOW CONENT that Facebook uses and abuses to carry their advertising.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:20 | 3123215 Buckaroo Banzai
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I want a map of all libtards in my area, so I know how to protect myself and my children from the mental illness of Chronic Libtard-itude.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:59 | 3122768 LFMayor
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Those maps alone should be enough to tell them not to poke the sleeping bear.  Idiots.  They know not what they do.  Do these fucking martinets that call for disarmament think that there will be enough people to willingly comply?
LOL.  And if not, then what?
Is Diane Finklestain or that lard ass dick sucking governor of IL Quinn going to go door to door themselves?  After the first "incidents", I wonder what sort of incentives they'll have to propose in order to get volunteers to go round up those millions of evil black rifles?

An entire Legion of my finest knuckle dragging, copenhagen dippin', cousin bangin', nascar watchin', pork rind eatin', dynamite fishin', dukes of hazard worshippin' rednecks awaits them in the wilds of flyover country.

let's fucking get this over and done with you parasitic fucking would be dictators.  At least Mao or Fidel had balls enough to carry a rifle and LEAD their revolutions.  Think you got the stones too? Enough talk. Your Move.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:19 | 3123210 ZeroAvatar
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You left out 'ridge-runnin' and 'banjo-playin'.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:21 | 3123229 Buckaroo Banzai
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and corn-liquor swillin'

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:41 | 3123355 Chump
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:04 | 3123487 Bad Attitude
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Don't forget doctors, lawyers, engineers and ex-military who aren't going to play Dear Leader/Feinstein/Quinn's game.

Besides guns and ammunition, when you can find them, stockpile shelf-stable food and water.

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:29 | 3123612 MagicHandPuppet
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Dear Gun-grabbing-fantasizers;

COME AND TRY TO TAKE THEM, PUSSIES!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:53 | 3122735 Dave Thomas
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We need the Alcohol Consumption one stat, Annheiser Busch seems to be a litte slow in this neck of the woods. A map like that might be able to shore up their distribution problems.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:19 | 3123208 Never One Roach
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Miguel, Google already has that info.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:25 | 3125116 GMadScientist
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-- I would like to see a "Map of Unarmed People to Rob" --

And can I please overlay that with a map of "People with Shit Worth Stealing"?

Last thing I need is to break into one of those homes from Hoarders and spend all night finding the one or two things I can take to Antiques Roadshow or the pawnshop.

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:36 | 3122649 IndomitableMan
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I'm trying to see where you draw your conclusion. Unless your comparing apples and bicycles?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:40 | 3122673 Quinvarius
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So you are saying we should do this for bankers and Jews too then?  LOL.  I wouldn't want some anti-gun nut knowing where I live.  Anti-gun nuts are all crazy.  have you ever seen one that was mentally balanced?  No.  You have not.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:54 | 3122738 poppy574
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I think you had a typo?!  Surely you meant to say "have you ever seen a gun-nut that was mentally balanced".

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:03 | 3122784 francis_sawyer
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I don't need a list of addresses to know where jews & bankers live...

~~~

- They're in Washington DC lobbying for AIPAC

- They're in New York stealing your money

- They're in Hollywood producing Quentin Tarantino flicks that feature black guys getting hired to kill whitey

~~~

I'll be merciful & give all the rest a hall pass to pause & 'think about it' when the mob finally wakes up & gets angry...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:55 | 3123074 Quinvarius
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No.  Look at the anti-gun nuts.  They are all hysterical, emotional, unbalanced and kooky.  Be realistic man.  The anti-gun nuts are people are irrational and violent zealots.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 21:45 | 3124291 Dick Buttkiss
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You would agree, then, poppy, that these two weren't, as you say, "mentally balanced":

"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." -- Mao Tse Tung

 "We don't let them have ideas.  Why would we let them have guns?" -- Joseph Stalin

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:54 | 3122740 poppy574
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I think you had a typo?!  Surely you meant to say "have you ever seen a gun-nut that was mentally balanced".

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:00 | 3122771 CrockettAlmanac.com
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At least two of your multiple personalities agree on that point.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:49 | 3123945 AgAu_man
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I think you had a typo?!  Surely you meant to say "have you ever seen a gun-nut that was mentally balanced".

Sorry, but you get 1 Down from me purely for blatant bad grammar.  Can't stand it when people say "that" when they should say "who". 

This is a personal pet-peeve, that seems all-pervasive in the MSM.  I've even heard people use it, who should know better.  E.g. Clinton, Obama.  Active-lowbrow grammar on their part?  Sheesh!

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 19:33 | 3124149 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Grammar nut.

 

Just kiddin'.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 16:37 | 3125623 mckee
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Have you ever known a grammar nut that was mentally balanced?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:42 | 3122682 Killtruck
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Not all speech is protected, particularly that which places others at risk of harm or death.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:24 | 3123856 FeralSerf
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Speech of a political nature commonly places others at risk of harm or death.  There are many examples.  Does that mean political speech is not protected and should be banned?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:47 | 3122705 Stoploss
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God Damn i love the smell of revoultion in the morning.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:22 | 3122924 trav777
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refusing to provide information to the press isn't an infringement on their right to say anything.  Idjit.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 22:04 | 3124437 SILVERGEDDON
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Ivy Mike - the reincarnation of Million Dollar Bonus, compliments of a Webster's dictionary.

Supplimented with the toenail shelf scrapings from an effete pseudo intellectiuial's bookshelves tossed into the dumpster after the moving day garage sale.

Well , Zero Hedge Bitchez, at least he'es trying to crawl out of the lackey swamp his overlords let him muck around in.

Once a lackey, always a lackey, though.

" IT ONLY COSTS FIVE DOLLARS TO DIG IT OUT OF THE GROUND ! " 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:41 | 3122675 Intoxicologist
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ROR!

Very crusty!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:56 | 3122757 MagicHandPuppet
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Nice.  I needed that!

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:07 | 3122824 DaveyJones
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I didn't appreciate it until I started reading the translation at the bottom

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:21 | 3123222 Jam Akin
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Excellent "trolling" audio/visual.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:44 | 3122687 bank guy in Brussels
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Hey dude ... re 'What other nation ... egalitarian ?' ... you are caught in American exceptionalist propaganda bull-shite

Our revolutionary tradition here ... the *Official* version and principles:

Liberté - Égalité - Fraternité ... Liberty - Equality - Brotherhood

French Revolution of 1789 ... People in the streets storming the Bastille

The French Revolution was in fact more important than the American one ... You can see that in the way that Continental Europe is a much better place to live today, more than the Anglo countries, UK or police-state USA

The power of people in the streets, that is the centre ... not 'voting' or paper 'Constitutions' which can all be corrupted, like the dead US Constitution in today's America

There is no substitute for people power, the general strike, shutting down the government and storming the Bastille

You will see that again here shortly, in Greece, in Italy, in Spain and in Portugal, against the EU and 'Troika'

Americans should have kept their national capital in Philadelphia, not build a new isolated one that people could never easily take over

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:49 | 3123691 IvyMike
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Liberté - Égalité - Fraternité!

That concept was imported from North America to City-Statist Europe primarily because of colonial contact with Egalitarian Non-State peoples.

See James Axtell and Jack Weatherford for further details.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 17:04 | 3123760 Clashfan
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The myth of the French Revolution? Yet?

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_masonsknightste...

 

"In 1789, the dying curse of de Molay re-emerged in the actions of French Freemasons, heirs to the traditions (and perhaps the secrets) of the Knights Templar. These Freemasons were responsible for orchestrating the French Revolution against both the Catholic Church, and the current political state. King Philippe's descendant, Louis XVI, was beheaded before a cheering crowd.

 

As the king's head rolled off the guillotine, a man reportedly leapt onto the scaffold and flung Louis' blood all over the crowd, shouting 'Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged!'"

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 06:35 | 3124889 The Heart
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"These Freemasons were responsible for orchestrating the French Revolution against both the Catholic Church, and the current political state."

Why does this sound so familiar?

Momento Mori!

.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:53 | 3122737 Chupacabra-322
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DHS Buys 200,000 More Rounds of Ammunition

While the Obama administration sets out to eviscerate the gun rights of American citizens in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, earlier this week it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a company a contract worth over $45,000 dollars to provide the DHS with 200,000 more rounds of bullets.

http://www.infowars.com/dhs-buys-200000-more-rounds-of-ammunition/

 

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:58 | 3122765 Banksters
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“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Barak Obama http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

 

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:02 | 3122787 CrockettAlmanac.com
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That force is authorized in the "Healthcare" law. Officers to be appointed by the President with congressional oversight except in times of emergency when the President can act unilaterally. That explains the 1.6 billion rounds of ammo.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:31 | 3123284 Buckaroo Banzai
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Link for that?

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 18:14 | 3124012 CrockettAlmanac.com
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SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS.
Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT–
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended.
(3) APPOINTMENT.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training
(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service.
(b) ASSIMILATING RESERVE CORP OFFICERS INTO THE REGULAR CORPS.—Effective on the date of enactment of the Affordable Health Choices Act, all individuals classified as officers in the Reserve Corps under this section (as such section existed on the day before the date of enactment of such Act) and serving on active duty shall be deemed to be commissioned officers of the Regular Corps.
(c) PURPOSE AND USE OF READY RESERVE.–
(1) PURPOSE.–The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.
(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;
(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;
(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and
(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 399SS) to improve access to health services.
(d) FUNDING.—For the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commissioned Corps under this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to the Office of the Surgeon General for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall be used for recruitment and training of Commissioned Corps Officers.

 

http://democrats.senate.gov/pdfs/reform/patient-protection-affordable-ca...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 16:13 | 3123530 Bad Attitude
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Dear Leader's brownshirts. He needs his own politicaly reliable force.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:02 | 3122786 Stoploss
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SANDY HOAX...

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:03 | 3122796 Stoploss
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You've already got one horse out of the pasture, and no fence.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:10 | 3122818 SheepDog-One
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Did you hear they already had a BRAND NEW school built and ready to go and Sandy Hook Elementary was scheduled for demolition? Same design so the old furnishings would fit right in, already moved there....hmm a COPY of Sandy Hook Elementary already built! "Sandy Hook" New School ..Demolition of Sandy Hook school planned - YouTube

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:32 | 3123291 Buckaroo Banzai
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...and some local contractors get rich, too. A local version of Larry Silverstein, if you will. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 02:12 | 3124740 New World Chaos
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Odd, but it would be the perfect place to practice the raid.

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:04 | 3122799 LFMayor
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Good!  The more straps, gats and caps we get into play, the better. 

It's just like wrestling.  For all you metrosexshuls who aren't in the know, the rassling match doesn't get fun until someone tosses a folding chair into the ring.   Think all these purchases as folding chairs, and they're going to get Used.

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