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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

Gun Rights: Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?

Throughout history, citizen disarmament generally leads to one of two inevitable outcomes:  Government tyranny and genocide, or, revolution and civil war.  Anti-gun statists would, of course, argue that countries like the UK and Australia have not suffered such a result.  My response would be – just give them time.   You may believe that gun control efforts are part and parcel of a totalitarian agenda (as they usually are), or, you may believe that gun registration and confiscation are a natural extension of the government’s concern for our “safety and well-being”.  Either way, the temptation of power that comes after a populace is made defenseless is almost always too great for any political entity to dismiss.  One way or another, for one reason or another, they WILL take advantage of the fact that the people have no leverage to determine their own cultural future beyond a twisted system of law and governance which is, in the end, easily corrupted.

The unawake and the unaware among us will also argue that revolution or extreme dissent against the establishment is not practical or necessary, because the government “is made of regular people like us, who can be elected or removed at any time”. 

This is the way a Republic is supposed to function, yes.  However, the system we have today has strayed far from the methods of a Free Republic and towards the machinations of a single party system.  Our government does NOT represent the common American anymore.  It has become a centralized and Sovietized monstrosity.  A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name.  Both heads feed the same bottomless stomach; the predatory and cannibalistic pit of socialized oligarchy.

On the Republican side, we are offered Neo-Con sharks like George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney, who argue for “conservative” policies such as limited government interference and reduced spending, all while introducing legislation which does the exact opposite.  The recent passage of the “Safe Act” in New York with extensive Republican support proves that Republicans cannot be counted on to defend true conservative values. 

The Democrats get candidates like John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, who claim to be anti-war and against government abuse of civil liberties, and yet, these same “progressive and compassionate” politicians now froth at the mouth like rabid dogs sinking their teeth into the flesh of the citizenry, expanding on every tyrannical initiative the Republicans began, and are bombing more civilian targets in more foreign countries than anyone with a conscience should be able to bear.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; the government is not our buddy.  It is not our ally or friend.  It is not a “part of us”.  It is now a separate and dangerous entity.  A parasite feeding off the masses.  It has become a clear threat to the freedoms of average Americans.  It is time for the public to grow up, snap out of its childish delusions, and accept that there is no solace or justice to be found anymore in Washington D.C.  

Once we understand this fact, a question then arises – What do we do about it?  If we cannot redress our grievances through the election process because both parties favor the same authoritarian direction, and if our street protests are utterly ignored by the mainstream media and the establishment, and if civil suits do nothing but drag on for years with little to no benefit, then what is left for us?  Is the way of the gun the only answer left for the American people at this crossroads? 

I cannot deny that we are very close to such a conclusion.  Anyone who does deny it is living in a candy coated fantasy land.  However, there are still certain options that have not been exhausted, and we should utilize them if for no other reason than to maintain the moral high ground while the power elite continue to expose their own despotic innards.

State And County Nullification

The assertion of local authority in opposition to federal tyranny is already being applied across the country.  Multiple states, counties, and municipalities are issuing declarations of defiance and passing legislation which nullifies any future federal incursions against 2nd Amendment protections.  For instance, the Gilberton Borough Council in PA in conjunction with Police Chief Mark Kessler has recently adopted a resolution defending all 2nd Amendment rights within their municipal borders up to and including the denial of operations by federal officers:

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2013/02/03/first-molon-labe-town-in-america/

Approximately 283 county Sheriffs and multiple police officers have taken a hard stand, stating that they will either not aid federal enforcement officials with gun control related activities, or, that they will not allow such activities within their county, period:

http://cspoa.org/sheriffs-gun-rights/

This trend of dissent amongst law enforcement officials debunks the nihilistic view promoted by disinformation agents that “no one in law enforcement will have the guts to stand up to the government no matter how sour it turns”.   It has also shaken the Obama Administration enough that the White House is struggling to counter it by wining and dining police unions and sheriffs departments in order to form their own “coalition of the willing”.  Obama seems to believe that holding press conferences using children or police as background props will somehow earn him political capital in the battle for gun rights, but I have my doubts:

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-asks-police-help-pass-183056466.html


http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55716645-90/com-congress-doing-enforcement.html.csp

Multiple states have legislation on the table to nullify as well, and it would seem that the violent push by the establishment to extinguish the 2nd Amendment has actually sharply rekindled the public’s interest in States Rights and the 10th Amendment.

This does not mean, though, that we should rely on nullification alone.  While the gun grabbers are stumbling into severe resistance at the national level, some representatives are attempting to supplant gun rights at the state level, including New York, California, Washington State, and Missouri.  The goal here is obvious; counter states rights arguments by using anti-gun legislators to impose federal controls through the back door of state legislation.

They will claim that if we support states rights, then we have to abide by the decisions of regions like New York when they ban and confiscate firearms.  It’s sad how gun grabbers lose track of reality.  Neither federal authority, nor state authority, supplants the legal barriers of the Constitution itself, meaning, no federal or local authority has the right or power to remove our freedom of speech, our freedom of assembly, our freedom of privacy, OR our freedom to own firearms (including firearms of military utility).  The Constitution and the Bill of Rights supersede all other legal and political entities (including treaties, as ruled by the Supreme Court).  At least, that’s what the Founding Fathers intended when they established this nation.  The point is, a state is well within its rights to defy the Federal Government if it is enacting unconstitutional abuses, and the people are well within their rights to defy a state when it does the same.

Economic Nullification

There is actually a fantastic economic opportunity to be had by states and counties that nullify gun control legislation.  Many gun manufacturers and retail businesses are facing financial oblivion if the establishment has its way, and moving operations outside the U.S. is not necessarily practical for most of them (gun manufacturing is one of the last business models we still do better than the rest of the world).  Municipalities could offer safe haven to these businesses, allowing them to continue producing firearms and high capacity magazines, fulfill expanding public demand, and create a surging cash flow into their area while at the same time giving the federal government the finger.

This strategy does not come without dangers, though.  Many states and counties are addicted to federal funding, and some would go bankrupt without it.  The obvious first response by the feds to protesting local governments will be to cut off the river of cash and starve them into subservience. 

This brand of internal financial warfare can be countered by local governments by nullifying a few other unconstitutional regulations, including those issued by the EPA and the BLM.  States and counties could easily disable federal land development restrictions and begin using resource development as a means to generate supplemental income.  North Dakota is essentially doing this right now in the Bakken Oil Fields, becoming one of the few states in America that is actually creating legitimate high paying jobs (instead of part time wage slave jobs), and growing more prosperous every year.

This tactic is not limited to state governments either.  Counties also have the ability, with the right officials involved, to regain control of their economic destinies anytime they want.  All it takes is the courage to rock the establishment boat.

Refuse All Registration Schemes

National firearms registration and gun databases are almost always followed by full gun confiscation.  The process is usually done in a standardized manner:  First demand extensive registration and cataloging of gun owners.  Second, ban more effective styles of weaponry, including semi-automatics and high capacity rifles (Let the sport hunters keep their bolt actions for a time, and lure them onto your side with the promise that they will get to keep their .270 or their 30-06).  Then take all semi-auto handguns.  Then, ban high powered magnum style bolt actions by labeling them “sniper rifles”.  Then demand that the gun owners that still remain allow official “inspections” of their home by law enforcement to ensure that they are “storing their weapons properly”.  Then, force them to move those weapons to a designated “warehouse or range”, locked away for any use other than recreational shooting.  Then, when the public is thoroughly disconnected from their original right to bear arms, take everything that’s left. 

Keep in mind that the federal government and certain state governments are acting as if they would like to skip ALL of the preliminary steps and go straight to full confiscation.  I am not discounting that possibility.  But, they may feign certain concessions in the near term in order to get the one thing they really want – full registration. 

Registration must be the line in the sand for every single gun owner in this country, whether they own several semi-automatics, or one pump action shotgun.  Once you give in to being registered, fingerprinted, photographed, and tracked wherever you decide to live like a convicted sexual predator, you have shown that you have no will or spirit.  You have shown that you will submit to anything.

After a full registration has been enacted, every gun (and maybe every bullet) will be tracked.  If confiscation is utilized, they know exactly what you have and what you should not have, and exactly where you are.  Criminals will still acquire weapons illegally, as they always have.  The only people who will suffer are law abiding citizens. It’s a recipe for dictatorship and nothing more.             

Gun Barter Networks

The retail firearms and ammo markets are Sahara dry right now, and will probably remain that way in the foreseeable future.  Anything that is available for purchase is usually twice the price it was last year.  Extremely high demand is removing retail from the picture before any legislation is even passed.  Enter barter…

Cash will remain a bargaining tool for as long as the dollar remains the world reserve currency and holds at least some semblance of value (this will end sooner than most people think).  That said, as gun items become scarce, the allure of cash may be supplanted.  The signs of this are already evident.

Gun owners are now looking more to trade firearms and accessories for OTHER firearms and accessories, because they know that once they sell an item, they may never see it again, and the usefulness of cash is fleeting.  Gun Barter is not only a way for firearms enthusiasts to get what they need, it is also a way for them to move around any future gun sale restrictions that may arise.  Private gun sales are legal in some states, but do not count on this to last.  Barter leaves no paper trail, and thus, no traceable evidence of transaction.  For those who fear this idea as “legally questionable”, all I can do is remind them that an unconstitutional law is no law at all.  If it does not adhere to the guidelines of our founding principles, our founding documents, and our natural rights, then it is just a bunch of meaningless words on a meaningless piece of paper signed by a meaningless political puppet.            

3D Printing And Home Manufacturing

3D Printing is now available to the public and for those with the money, I recommend they invest quickly.  Unless the establishment wants to make the possession of these printers illegal, as well as shut down the internet, there will be no way to stop data streamers from supplying the software needed to make molds for every conceivable gun part, including high capacity mags.  This technology has been effectively promoted by the Wiki Weapons Project:

http://defensedistributed.com/

According to current ATF law, the home manufacture of gun parts is not technically illegal, as long as they are not being produced for sale.  But in a state or county where federal gun laws have been nullified, what the ATF says is irrelevant. 

Home manufacturing of gun parts and ammo would be a highly lucrative business in such safe haven areas.  And, the ability to build one’s own self defense platform is a vital skill in a sparse market environment.  The ultimate freedom is being able to supply your own needs without having to ask for materials or permission from others.  It should be the goal of every pro-gun activist to reach this independence.

Force The Establishment To Show Its True Colors

While some in the general public may be incensed by the trampling of our freedoms by government, many (including myself) would view direct action and aimless French Revolution-style violence as distasteful and disastrous.  The moral high ground is all that any dissenting movement has.  It will be hard enough to keep this ground with the constant demonization of liberty minded people that is being espoused by propaganda peddlers like the SPLC and numerous media outlets.  We do not need to help them do their jobs.

Now, to be clear, I have NO illusions that the above strategies will defuse a confrontation between those who value freedom, and those who desire power.  The hope is that enough people within our population will refuse to comply, and that this will make any future despotism impossible to construct.  However, it is far more likely that these acts of defiance will elicit a brutal response from the government.  And in a way, that is exactly what we want…

The Founding Fathers went through steps very similar to those I listed above and more to counter the tightening grip of the British Empire during the first American Revolution.  The idea is simple:

Peacefully deny the corrupt system’s authority over your life by supplying your own needs and your own security, rather than lashing out blindly.  Force them to show their true colors.  Expose their dishonor and maliciousness.  Make them come after you like the predators they are, and then, once they can no longer play the role of the “defending hero” in the eyes of the public, use your right to self defense to send them a message they won’t forget.

Skeptics will claim that physical defense is useless against a technologically advanced enemy.  They will claim that we need a "majority" we do not have in order to prevail.  These are usually people who have never fought for anything in their lives.  They do not understand that the “odds” are unimportant.  They mean nothing.  No revolution for good ever begins with "majority support".  Each is fought by a minority of strong willed and aware individuals.  When all other methods of protest have been dismantled, the system leaves us with only two options: stand and fight, or kneel and beg for mercy.  All you need to know is what YOU would do when faced with that choice.  

There is no other culture on earth that has the capacity, like Americans currently do, to defeat centralists, defend individual liberty, and end the pursuit of total global power in this lifetime.  We are the first and last line.  If freedom is undone here, it is undone everywhere for generations to come.  This is our responsibility.  This is our providence.  There can be no complacency.  There can be no compromise.  There can be no fear.  It ends on this ground.  One way, or another…

 

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Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:33 | 3250021 Antifaschistische
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Dear FeralSerf,

I think you've been downed because many do not understand the classical context of 'liberal' and 'conservative' so please allow me to elaborate.

In the classical sense a 'conservative' was one who was dedicated to preserving the status quo.  The royal family, and their string of princes, and dukes, and wealthy land owners were the "conservatives" who resisted all change to the existing "system" as do all 1%ers everywhere here and throughout history.   Today's 1%'ers also resist change (like abolishing the FED).   In a classical sense these would be called 'conservatives'

In a classical sense the 'liberal' resisted the status quo.

Modern eco-political vernacular has turned these terms upside down.   The 'liberal' in the revolutions you've referred to would today be considered Anarchist and "right wing extremists".   The "conservatives" in the revolutions you've mentioned would be all the people "inside the beltway (regardless of political party)" and perhaps everyone on Wall Street and all those living off the Central Banking Machine.

To compare those "classical liberals" to the crap that calls itself "liberal" today is not only an insult to revolutionaries it's insulting to even pay them defacto tribute with our words.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:01 | 3250069 jimmytorpedo
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Fuck the People's Front of Judea.

We're the Judean People's Front.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:53 | 3250418 FeralSerf
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It's not easy to carry on a conversation with someone that has different definitions for the words that are being used.  That's the core "benefit" of doublespeak that makes it so useful to the PTB and their media.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:14 | 3250528 Teamtc321
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It's also beneficial to Alinsky tactic's also, eh........?

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 05:05 | 3250972 sessinpo
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You have a huge misconception. But at least your handle reflects you well.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:24 | 3249842 Jungle Jim
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"Common sense is that faculty by which we perceive that the earth is flat."

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:24 | 3249840 Bawneee Fwank
Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:03 | 3249521 Shell Game
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What a disaster they play with..  Not only is this a societal powder keg it is economic suicide.  While Molon Labe states bring capital in by being a gun manufacture haven, the Take Them states push capital out.  Brilliant..

The control freaks can kiss my ass.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:23 | 3249701 NuckingFuts
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As a resident of Missouri for over 15 years, I can say outside of St. Louis and KC, good luck with that.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:28 | 3249713 Hulk
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This do boil my blood RR (as an owner of several battle rifles). And at the same time, DHS purchases 1.5 billion bullets, 28,000 tons in all.

Don't need to be a genius to read the writing on this wall...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:26 | 3249847 Rogue Trooper
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Hulk Brother, grab a Ruger Scout 308 as a back up to your bunny bustin' AR PLATFORM BLACK RIFLE(S) OF DEATHTM.  Excellent SHFT option, the iron sights are superb. Get a true long eye relief scout scope with quick release rings... and some extra 10 round mags for it.

Molon Labe

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:57 | 3249948 Hulk
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RRA LAR 8, Midlength 308 with NV holosites and 3x flipper.

and they can take that Bitch away from me over my dead body...

 

http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&categ...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:32 | 3250019 Rogue Trooper
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Awesome Hulk,

Truely a fine piece of what will be termed in the future 'Constitutional Art for the Defence of Freedom' ;)

Sometime in the future such a piece will be displayed and stories told to sons and daughters of great acts of bravery and scarifice in the name of freedom. Of the dark times when the evil ones came to take these away from true patriots who where the last line of defence against the tyranny of the State.  They will be reminded to never let the bastards get a foot in the door ever again. Several hicap 20 round 7.62 X 51 mags will be handed out and the lesson will begin.

MOLON LABE

 

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 00:00 | 3250757 The Gooch
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It's only 10. But 10 of the best @ a time.

http://www.ruger.com/products/gunsiteScoutRifle/models.html

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:34 | 3250114 20834A
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Everyone here in Mo. knows this bill will never pass. One Rep. said it had as much chance of passing as the Rep who proposed it has of winning American Idol. Apparently it was some kind of maneuver in their stupid games.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:38 | 3249469 CharlieSDT
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The best chance for America lies with those that have the means to resist and defend themselves against the violent death throes of the American empire. Those means include cooperation, courage, preparation, and and many, many guns. Force or the threat of force is the only argument these tyrants understand.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” This is fact. Hopefully it will be mostly tyrant blood this time around.

http://www.singledudetravel.com/2013/02/gun-control-and-the-american-emp...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:07 | 3249529 Freddie
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Pull the plug on TV and Hollywood.  If you watch their crap - you support The Matrix and your serfdom.  They control the sheep through TV and Hollywood's crap plus the rest of the media.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 00:02 | 3250761 The Gooch
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Freddy, love ya bro, but it's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

It's time to flip the record over.

Fuck Hollywood.

Kill your television.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 02:15 | 3250865 Freddie
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+1

Love ya.  Saw the posts above with you, Hulk, and Trooper plus the RRA and Ruger .308 Scout.  Great stuff.  Saw a ytube vid on the Ruger - reach out and touch some one.  

I was having a man crush (just kidding).  Keep up the good work. 

Molon Labe.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 02:31 | 3252444 The Gooch
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhOnOFEH6ps

A little birdy told me 3" groups with Iron sights at 150 yds.

Brass AND shitty steel.

Properly scoped it has way over 750 terminal potential.

Wild Boars and what not.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:06 | 3249799 chubbar
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OT, but the supremes will rule whether the case against Obama can proceed this Tuesday. That will be the indication of whether the Supreme Court is fully compromised or not, way too much information that this guy is a fraud for it to be dismissed without a full hearing.

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The decision of the Supreme Court will be released on Tuesday

Posted on | February 15, 2013 | 62 Comments

President Harrison J. Bounel

February 15, 2013 by Bob Livingston

Who is Harrison J. Bounel? According to the 2009 tax return submitted by President Barack Obama, he’s the President of the United States. All nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are scheduled to discuss this anomaly today.

The case in question is Edward Noonan, et al v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State, and the Justices are finally looking at it thanks to the dogged determination of Orly Taitz. The case calls into question many of the documents Obama (Bounel, Soetoro, Soebarkah, etc.) has used and/or released as authentic since he came on the national scene. The case contends that the documents — birth certificate, Social Security number, Selective Service registration, etc. — are fakes or forgeries. If that’s the case, Obama should not have been on the California ballot in 2008 and, therefore, should not have received the State’s electoral votes.

Four of the nine Justices must vote to move the case forward. We’ll see.

Meantime, on Feb. 4, Kathleen O’Leary, presiding judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal, reinstated the appeal of Taitz v. Obama et al filed by Taitz when she ran for Senate. That case involves evidence of 1.5 million invalid voter registrations in the State of California. The appeal also involves Obama’s lack of legitimacy to hold the office of President based on his forged IDs, stolen Connecticut Social Security number, the fact the last name he’s using is not legally his and his fraudulent claim to be the U.S. citizen.

Evidence in the case includes:

  • A certified copy of the passport records of Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, showing her son’s legal last name to be Soebarkah, not Obama.

     

  • Obama’s school records from Indonesia, showing his citizenship to be Indonesian.

     

  • Sworn affidavits of top law enforcement experts and investigators, showing Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service certificate are forgeries and that the Social Security number used by Obama on his 2009 tax returns as posted on WhiteHouse.gov was fraudulent. (The SSN failed when checked through both E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service.)

On another legal front, Obama defaulted in the case of Grinols et al v. Obama et al on Jan. 30 when he failed to file a response within 21 days of being served notice of the suit. This case also involves Obama’s phony SSN.

The suit states:

[I]nvestigator Albert Hendershot found in the database ofhttp://www.acxiom.com/identity-solutions/acxiom-identity-batch-solutions/ the name of the individual whose Social Security Obama is using. Acxciom-batch-solutions showed (Exhibit 1) that Harry J Bounel with the same Social Security number xxx-xx-4425 at 5046 S Greenwood Ave in Chicago, home address of Barack Obama, Database shows Bounel with the same address and Social Security number as Barack Obama himself. According to the databases last changes to the information on Harrison (Harry) J Bounel were made in and around November 2009 by Michelle Obama, who is listed as Bounel’s relative. Database changes can involve entering the information or deletion of information. It appears that changes made by relative Michelle Obama included deletion of information, which was done at a time when Taitz brought to Federal court in the Central District of California before Judge David O. Carter a case of election challenge by her client, former U.S. ambassador Dr. Alan Keyes and 40 state Representatives and high ranked members of the U.S. Military.

Recently obtained results of the 1940 census, Exhibit 2, provided the last missing link, link (sic) between Harry J. Bounel and the date of birth of 1890. Exhibit 2 shows the printout of the U.S. census, showing Harry J Bounel, immigrant from Russia, residing at 915 Daly Ave, Bronx, NY, age 50 during the 1940 census, meaning he was born in 1890, as shown in the affidavit of Investigators Daniels and Sankey.

There is a pattern of Obstruction of Justice and tampering with the official records and falsification/forgery of the official records related to Obama. This happens in particular when [George W.] Bush employees leave their positions and are replaced by Obama appointees.

Taitz has asked for expedited default judgment and post judgment discovery in this case out of fear that any records on hand at the Social Security office will be destroyed when George W. Bush-appointed Commissioner Michael Astrue leaves office in February. Records that might have proven Obama’s Selective Service registration was a forgery were destroyed in 2009 after Bush-appointed Selective Service Director William Chatfield resigned, Taitz alleges.

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Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:21 | 3249832 bigkahuna
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It should not take the bullshit supreme court to "rule" on this type of issue. If anyone else pulled this crap, they would just get their ass in a sling from the damn feds. No court hearing at all - ass in sling.

power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 20:08 | 3250445 FeralSerf
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"(The SSN failed when checked through both E-Verify and the Social Security Number Verification Service.)"

Does this mean that if I employ Mr. What's-his-name, I would be committing a crime?

Which leads into another question:  "Who is What's-his-name's employer at present?"  And why isn't he being prosecuted?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:50 | 3250741 TBT or not TBT
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The guy gave a great speech at the Dem convention in 2004, so that's that.  Black Jesus.    They're in denial that he's anti-american to the core.   That's the bigger problem with him.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:43 | 3252655 BigJim
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This 'birther' stuff is kind of interesting, but I fail to see why people get so excited about it. Imagine that, just before the election, Obama got disqualified because of irregularities in his citizenship.

So McCain would have got in. Or Hitlery Cliton. There - feel any better?

The problem with Obama isn't his provenance. It's what he does. But what he does is no different to what any of these puppets do. The problem with Obama isn't his citizenship, the problem with Obama is that the sheep voted for him and would vote for another shyster just like him in a heartbeat.

Getting him thrown out now is a complete sideshow.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:50 | 3249932 20834A
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http://libertyhollow.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/the-morality-of-violence.html

http://wp.me/p267Og-e

Resisting alone is not productive and will only lead to your death and disparagement from MSM and TPTB. I hope that if I have to die it will have great propaganda value.

 

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:28 | 3251077 midtowng
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This article is just stupid. No one is talking disarmament.

What people should be up in arms about is the destruction of every other one of our rights. The 2nd Amendment has been largely untouched. The 1st, 5th, and 6th Amendments are the ones under assault.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:20 | 3249418 krispkritter
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 ...And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure... T. Jefferson

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/tree-liberty-quotation

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:31 | 3249577 AnAnonymous
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The speech was delivered from his balcony, with his slaves listening to that stuff.

Parading coercion for freedom, the 'american' joy since 1776, July, 4th...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:44 | 3249606 krispkritter
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Taking a break from pushing out a Mini-Me on the side of the road? What happened? A yak stumbled nearby and break your concentration? I'm sure the Chinese Emperors of long ago were as pure as the driven snow...snow blended with yak dung and China citizenisms tears and bowel movements, ground into muddy soup by the carts carrying their newly castrated relatives off to make man models for the entitled. 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:54 | 3249632 AnAnonymous
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Of course not. The Chinese emperors declared freedom a human right in 4500 BC and kept slaves for centuries.

Check any good 'american' historical facts book, it is in.

After all, 'americanism' is human nature.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:23 | 3249703 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous said:

The Chinese emperors declared freedom a human right in 4500 BC and kept slaves for centuries.

Must have been imposed on ancient Indo European Han people back then by George Washington and Abe Lincoln transported downthere by Ben Franklin inventionated time travel flying rickshaw.

After all, 'americanism' is human nature.

Best. Sound like 'americanism' is a Chinese citizenism creation of Indo European Han people during the Xia Dynasty. Explains much the pushing onto exterior and renaming it 'americanism' when it not such a thing.

But hey, Chinese citizenism nature is eternal, as is seen by AnAnonymous always travests reality.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:31 | 3249724 AnAnonymous
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Hey, nothing about the need to craft a word like USism?

USism, there's some potential here.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:23 | 3250007 20834A
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And those slaves were liberated (Civil War) by the blood of (true) Americans who believed in Freedom. Whatever politics motivated the Civil War, the fact is that hundreds of thousands of oORDINARY people died for what they deeply believed (whether right or wrong). My impression is that YOU would never be so idealistic. You'd probably just sneer that it was stupidly naive. Don't worry. As much as I disagree with your smirking viewpoint of all things American, as a faithful lover of Constitutional ideals, I would protect your right to express it.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:52 | 3252671 BigJim
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The war wasn't faught over slavery. It was faught over the right of the states to secede from the Union. Lincoln made it clear at the start of the war he didn't give a fig for the slavery issue, it was all about preserving the Union.

As for the soldiers? I imagine the bulk of them were your standard cannon-fodder... youths brainwashed by their elders into believing 'my country - right or wrong!' and in the glory of battle. Too bad they didn't all stay at home and tell the authorities to go fight their own battles.

Lots of countries ended the digraceful practice of slavery without the wholesale slaughter of hundreds of thousands of young men. Lincoln guaranteed the US never got the option.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:19 | 3249420 ramacers
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of course. make sure the bad guys know the good guys outgun them.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:21 | 3249425 Motorhead
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Guns and butter, bitchez!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:24 | 3249434 krispkritter
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Lipid Leggin'! (Post this every so often, great read if you haven't done so yet...)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:31 | 3249576 Svendblaaskaeg
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New to me (Lipid Leggin') -great read! - Thank You!

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 02:32 | 3250879 Rusty Shorts
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Excellent!!!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:21 | 3249427 Smiley
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If you aren't doing so now, you better get out to the gunshows and start shaking hands and networking.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:23 | 3249430 hampsterwheel
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Registration will be the line in the sand for all men, we will see who is worthy of freedom and who is a coward and - doesn't deserve the freedom the founders gave you. You show that you have nothing more important that your cable tv and NFL red zone on the ipad -

The sad part of this is that should you use a weapon to defend your home in an environment where they are illegal - you best get rid of the body and not call the police as you will be in jail and proporty siezed as the whole system will attempt to crush you as an example - they will be ruthless in their blood lust to destroy the family the criminal died trying to do...these are trying times indeed....

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:31 | 3249452 CH1
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we will see who is worthy of freedom and who is a coward

Yes, and... If they won't act now, they won't act then.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:25 | 3249437 moneybots
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" A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name. "

 

The political sycophants refuse to see that truth.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:26 | 3249439 Rustysilver
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Wrong focus: while everyone is worrying about Second Amendment I concern about all other ones. .gov can stick a finger up your @ss  just for you to go from one town to the other.  Correspondence, email, surveillance, stopping you and going thru your car belongings.

This is a nice diversion that everyone has fallen for.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:28 | 3249444 Bicycle Repairman
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Right focus.  The government would like to stick a fist up your ass.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:28 | 3249443 Tucson Tom
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I have but one choice.I am 72 and our family goes back to the 5th Commandant of the USMC.I would betray then all if I were to surrender and register.MOLON LABE!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:29 | 3250015 20834A
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Ditto. My family came to America in 1709 and has fought in ALL the wars. I am a vet. I honor my oath. And I honor my forebears.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:29 | 3249447 shinola
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I suggest that every household should be supplied with a small thermonuclear device.

 

Only the M.A.D. principle can assure peace & equality.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:18 | 3250228 hoos bin pharteen
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Broken attempt at reductio ad absurdum.

Nuclear weapons are non-surgical, indiscriminate weapons. Similarly, man traps and even RPG's are illegal as well, and rightly given their indiscriminate mechanism.

How one feels about the possession of firearms comes down to whether you believe a man has the right to protect his life, loved ones and property.

Some people don't like that freedom and fear/hate those who do. Some are even hippocrits who believe that only "important" people should have such rights while the rest should be victims.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:30 | 3249449 moondog
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What will you tell your grandchildren you did when they came for our guns?

This is not just about the living...this is about the generations that come after us. Will you fight for their freedom?

 

"There is no other culture on earth that has the capacity, like Americans currently do, to defeat centralists, defend individual liberty, and end the pursuit of total global power in this lifetime.  We are the first and last line.  If freedom is undone here, it is undone everywhere for generations to come.  This is our responsibility.  This is our providence.  There can be no complacency.  There can be no compromise.  There can be no fear.  It ends on this ground.  One way, or another…"

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:31 | 3249451 Little John
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Gold and silver store wealth, Lead protects it.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:31 | 3249454 nmewn
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On this point of "universal gun registration" (the so-called, gun show loop hole) which seems to be the ONLY thing with a 50-50 chance of passing.

At what point in time did a human RIGHT become a thing that needs to be registered or screened with the federal government?

Do we register or screen with them for our right to speak freely, attend church (or not), ask for its permission on who to hang out with?

No we don't...and never will.

Molon labe you bastards.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:42 | 3249477 Buckaroo Banzai
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In fact, the Federal Gubmint has no jurisdiction to regulate commerce between two parties operating within state lines. Not that they won't try, but it will be the final insult to the commerce clause of the constitution.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:27 | 3249566 FeralSerf
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I take it you have never studied Wickard v. Filburn.  The highest court in the land has determined that the Feds do have the right to regulate commerce between two parties, or even if there's only growing wheat for on-farm consumption, within state lines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wickard_v._Filburn

Just because I, or you, don't agree with this doesn't mean it's not The Law.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:32 | 3249578 nmewn
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If they upheld a law that said its perfectly legal for the state to confiscate all your property upon your death...would that make it "justified tyranny" or just plain ole tyranny? ;-)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:39 | 3249593 A Lunatic
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The day the SCOTUS granted itself the sole power to determine the constitutionality of laws and have the final word on the matter was a very huge nail in the coffin for the future of justice in America. We're literally one appointment away from losing it all if people do not make the distinction between "laws" and Justice..........

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:01 | 3249655 nmewn
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Its an amazing thing to watch as "the truth" reveals itself...

“The rules outside of the United States are going to be different than the rules inside the United States,” Obama explained. “In part because our capacity to capture a terrorist inside the United States are very different than in the foothills or mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-there-has-never-been-a-drone-used-on-an-american-citizen-on-american-soil/article/2521674?custom_click=rss

So, of course, this is why he launched a mini invasion by SEALS (and others) who were sent into Pakistan to capture or kill Bin Hidin or sumpin?...lol.

The man is a walking, talking, bumbling, stumbling contradiction of terms & words...really just a paradoy of a president should be.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:13 | 3249681 A Lunatic
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The more I come to understand, the more I see that America has the leadership it deserves; you and I however do not. What to do...........lol.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:11 | 3249677 DosZap
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The day the SCOTUS granted itself the sole power to determine the constitutionality of laws and have the final word on the matter was a very huge nail in the coffin for the future of justice in America. We're literally one appointment away from losing it all if people do not make the distinction between "laws" and Justice..........

 

Ever heard of a Con Con?, 38 states can convene and amend the Const and take away ANY powers the Gvt has.(over 34 have already signed on.)

And they can do nothing about it, UNLESS they decide to disagree BY Force.

Then it's ON.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:18 | 3249692 A Lunatic
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I'm afraid any attempts to amend the constitution will not bode well for our future. You and I will not have a seat at that table, your "representatives" will vote according to their own self preservation and lust for power and control; all in the name of national security of course, nothing that isn't necessary and expedient............

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:38 | 3249742 nmewn
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Indeed.

I can count on one hand the people I think I could trust to represent the peoples interests at such a con-fab.

And I'm not certain about those with their track record lately ;-)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:13 | 3249680 FeralSerf
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You can thank the Marshall Court, especially Marbury v. Madison (1803) for this.

The Legacy of the Marshall Court (1801-1835):

http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/lec.marshall.html

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:54 | 3250160 Citxmech
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I've heard a lot of bitching here about Marbury - but what is the better alternative when there is a dispute regarding the meaning/scope of the Contstitution.  If that power is not going to remain in the Judicial branch - are you going to cede it to the executive or legislative branches instead?

That would be far worse, IMHO.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:18 | 3250375 A Lunatic
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As far as the Constitutionality of new laws is concerned; when in doubt throw it the fuck out............

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 20:18 | 3250453 FeralSerf
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I think it should be decided by the state legislatures instead, like constitution amendments are decided.  The states were the ones that created the federal government for their convenience and the convenience of their respective citizens, not for the convenience of the federal government that was being created.   Letting the Federal government decide whether its own policies are legal or not it too much like letting the fox guard the hen house.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 22:55 | 3250675 Citxmech
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Interesting.  The downside is that it would/could lead to incompatable decisions between states - however in the context of each state being an "experiment in autonomy," that might be a workable idea with a little paradigm shifting. . .

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:51 | 3250744 Buckaroo Banzai
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The entire system of Common Law hinges on JURIES OF ONES PEERS as being the final arbiter of justice.

The constitution is clear on this point as well. Those powers not expressly delegated, are reserved to the states, or the people."

The Jury of Peers represents the people, and thus has the final say.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 01:22 | 3250835 Citxmech
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The interesting thing here is that all juries are allowed to do (in our basically British common-law system) is decide questions of fact.  Questions of law get decided by the judge (this applies to both civil or criminal matters).

Constitutionality issues are necessarily questions of law - hence the appeal to the SCOTUS.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 13:02 | 3251313 A Lunatic
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Ever heard of Jury Nullification? Jurors have a lot more legal discretion than the modern judicial system would have us believe......

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 15:42 | 3251596 Citxmech
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Sure, but that has nothing to do with deciding the extent and meaning of the Constitution.  Jury nulification is a form of civil disobediance where the power to judge facts is used as a method of protest against laws that are interpreted as unjust.  Juries' rulings can and have been thrown out if the results are "unreasonable."  Usually this happens when verdicts against corporations are "too large."

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 20:17 | 3251998 Buckaroo Banzai
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That is Admiralty law you are describing, not common law.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 14:33 | 3251484 FeralSerf
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A criminal doesn't really ever get a jury of his peers.  If he did the jury would necessarily be selected from the prison population instead of the voter registration lists.  Criminals, both current and ex, are not allowed to be jurors.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:28 | 3249716 Anusocracy
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There isn't a right to form a government so courts, etc. have no right to do anything.

It's all done through use of force, like in the animal world.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:46 | 3249484 LawsofPhysics
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Correct, see my post below.

What you are hinting at is exactly what the sociapaths/owners in control want.  They want to know who among us will defend our life, family and property with deadly force.  Once they have that list, then they know exactly who remains in the way from their complete power and control.

Guns will always be available either way, so I don't worry too much about this.

When you start to see the right to assembly being cracked down on, then you can sweat.  And no, comminicating anonymously via the internet is not the same thing...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:09 | 3249537 nmewn
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"Once they have that list, then they know exactly who remains in the way from their complete power and control."

Throughout my entire life I've let it be known this is the line that won't be crossed to everyone around me. I've written published letters to the editor, my congresscritters and presidents (Clinton being the last) all under my real birth name.

They know exactly who I am and the millions just like me.

They are the ones who should be very afraid (and are) not us.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:28 | 3249560 Shell Game
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+1  Absolutely correct.  If they were not afraid of us, they wouldn't work so hard at control on all fronts. This is why it is important to write those letters and to make public statements. Invisibility is highly overrated..

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:29 | 3249571 The Gooch
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Right on, nmewn.

"They" are very afraid.

The Pro2 community is galvanized like never before.

Been meeting a LOT of great people at the shops, town-halls and gun-grabber events.

It's on like donkey kong.

P.S. Great article, Brandon! Shared it yesterday and it spread like wildfire.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:33 | 3249583 AnAnonymous
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In 'American' societies,the most insecure, by far, are all those middle class 'americans' who fear to lose their middle class status.

By far.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:37 | 3249590 nmewn
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Don't you have some new born chinese girls to drown or sumpin?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:56 | 3249637 AnAnonymous
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'Americanism' will take care of that.

'Americanism', the emancipation of women... That is why so many third world women are imported so the 'american' consequences of this 'american' emancipation could be soaked.

Great.

What a world, an 'american' world.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:05 | 3249666 nmewn
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I think you're confusing Saudi Arabia trafficking in Somali women to be used (and abused) as slaves with America...but do carry on.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:18 | 3249694 AnAnonymous
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No, no confusion. Confusion is the work of 'americans'

So supposedly, 'american' women are free. But it somehow appeared that their 'american' male counterpart did not take well the idea of putting that extra work of keeping child, upkeeing the house etc

Some third world women had to be imported so they could fulfill the part 'american' women no longer wanted to take.

'American' emancipation, the way it works...

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:32 | 3249727 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous propagandated:

No, no confusion. Confusion is the work of 'americans'

This kind of delusion always makes the good laughing excessively.

Alas, alas, dodectuple alas, less nine, Confusius being one of the three sovereigns of Chinese citizenism must make indicative that Confusion is creation of, and indeed pillar of, Chinese citizenism.

Emotional appeal to authority, I dont know. It is not the matter. This comment is lacking on a simple ground: it is built on proclaiming a fact. Very Chinese citizenish.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 06:11 | 3250912 Cosimo de Medici
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Funny, I was walking---or trying to walk---through Central in Hong Kong one Sunday, and it was impassable, cluttered with tens of thousands of young women.  I kept hearing this language.  I know it wasn't Cantonese, and not Putongua.  I think it was Tagalog, and I kept hearing some song called "Anak".

All those women, are they like expat property developers or investment bankers or something?

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 12:38 | 3251282 KTV Escort
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Yeah, every Sunday the Filipino women socialize in HK, I was told many have housekeeping jobs, work is scarce back home. Beautiful phenomenon IMO, thousands of little groups, on blankets and cardboard.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:34 | 3249585 nmewn
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To you both...I am not afraid.

Its a character flaw on my part ;-)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:48 | 3249615 Shell Game
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There is a measurable pleasure from being defiant and unafraid.  :)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:06 | 3249667 nmewn
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Its unique to being free ;-)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:41 | 3249598 Svendblaaskaeg
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Had to look that up (the shame..)

Molon Labe

http://www.molonlabe.com/MLstory.html

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:14 | 3249684 eddymunster
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Shit, don't you watch TV?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:17 | 3249626 kayl
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Your birth certificate registers your NAME, or corporate fiction, with the government. Your parents willingly ratted you out even though you were a baby and not able to contract. Then, without knowledge you ratified the registration through dozens of adhesion contracts like passport, driver's license, voting, school, insurance. You are under jurisdiction of commercial and Admiralty law. You were captured by foreign privateers. You can strip away the novation, and demand freight and salvage claims on your property. But it's a long haul through legal treatises. In the upshot, no amount of paper fillings will trump brute force.

Stand prepared "No quarter asked or given."

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:31 | 3249455 Shell Game
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Another brilliant piece by Brandon Smith.  The only peaceful gun control is NO gun control. There are too many laws on the current thick books.

As a hard working, law abiding free man, there is no fucking reason I shouldn't be able to bear a true select-fire, full auto assault weapon.  Everything the control freaks do is to minimize the balancing of power the 2nd Amendment is meant for - the ability of The People to usurp a Rogue Government.

Molon labe at your risk, Leviathan.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:33 | 3249457 reader2010
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here is what real issues is 

Living in the End Times According to Slavoj Zizek

http://youtu.be/Gw8LPn4irao

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:36 | 3249458 dwdollar
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Rebellions are started and lead by a minority. Only after the rebels appear to be winning, does the majority safely switch sides. We could be living under the Galactic Empire with Darth Sidious at the throne and still the majority would embrace the status quo.

You see, the majority throughout history is a bunch of pathetic losers who always do what they're told and what is expected of them. It's up to a small minority to keep the psychopaths from taking over.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:09 | 3249671 eddymunster
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Say about 3%.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:21 | 3249697 Bad Attitude
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Our [first] Revolutionary War was fought by three to five percent of the population. It doesn't take a majority to produce beneficial change, only a clear objective and a willingness to participate.

I know from personal experience that a small number of people can make something happen. A couple of decades ago, I was involved in grass-roots Second Amendment activities. I moved to a "conservative" western state, and wanted to join a grass-roots Second Amendment group. Finding none, I started one, and its membership grew to 250 people by the time I had to move (family issues) from that state. During that time, my organization was able to defeat gun control legislation. The organization I left behind was able to get concealed carry reform through the legislature after I left.

While there are a lot of sheep in any population, there are enough people willing to do something meaningful if given some direction and a clearly defined objective. So, if you don't see something what you want, start it!

And, contrary to what Dear Leader says, do not lead from behind. Get out front and fight!

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:34 | 3249734 AnAnonymous
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Amen to that, bro.

We Americans know how to sacrifice for the all of Mankind. And Mankind includes sheeple...

Signed: an American.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:09 | 3249803 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Amen to that, fellow Chinese citizenism citizen citizenist.

We Chinese citizenism citizens know how to sacrifice all (dogs, cats, lizards, worms, female newborn Chinese citizenism citizens, aborted female Chinese citizenism fetuses, pigeons, salamanders, crickets, etc) for the all of new Chinese citizenism fastfood franchise JKC (Just Killed Cat).

Signed: AnAnonymous

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:57 | 3249784 Room 101
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"During that time, my organization was able to defeat gun control legislation. The organization I left behind was able to get concealed carry reform through the legislature after I left."

There are several state level organizations that are doing a very good job.  Here is a link to one of the best:

http://www.vcdl.org/

They have a free e-mail alert.  Sign up for it and see an example of a gun rights group that is getting the job done

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3249459 cherry picker
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This will not go down well.  Too many are sucking at the teats of the two headed snake you describe and will fight to the death to keep their teats, not realizing that it is the rest of us who are feeding the snake.

We have no choice.  The only way to control the snake is not by war or violence, we must quit feeding it and allow it tto die or slim down to where it is controllable.

Anyone have the courage to no longer feed it?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:10 | 3249538 CH1
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Anyone have the courage to no longer feed it?

Actually, a lot of people are doing tht already. They just don't talk about it on the surveillance web.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:36 | 3249721 Banksters
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+1000

If people need to be told ways to stop feeding the beasts, something is structurally wrong with their thought processes.

 

Here is a hint, for example.

 

If you don't like drivers licenses( is moving freely a right or a privelege?), don't get one.   State loses, freedom wins.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3249460 Phoenix_Rising
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Do your own test...

Ask people about Central banks printing and devaluing their currencies - OR- the wavering big bank derivative exposure - OR- the impending doom of the reserve/petrodollar status OR..... I could go on and on here.

You get a bunch of blank stares.

THEN.....

Ask people about taking their guns. Yes sir, this is "the" hot button issue.

Obama will have to tear this country apart to get the guns.

Almost 70M guns have been sold since Obama took office.

I triple dog dare ya.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:49 | 3249491 Dr. Engali
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"Obama will have to tear this country apart to get the guns."

Tearing this country apart is exactly what he has in mind.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:57 | 3249511 dick cheneys ghost
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Obummer is a PUPPET...........It's the international Bankers and their DEBT MONEY system that are the most afraid

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:16 | 3249531 Dr. Engali
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I don't care if he is a puppet .... if he was placed in power ... or if he was actually democratically elected( which he wasn't) the fucker is evil, and if anybody tries to deny that they are an idiot. All of his past commentary, that we never hear about, is about the dismantling of America. .

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:27 | 3249568 Phoenix_Rising
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Again exactly...

Lets play devils advocate here, Hackers take down the electrical grid in urban areas, shut down EBT cards.

1 MILLION Rambo's go on a rampage destroying infrastructure and local and state LEO

Overnight you have total freaking chaos.

 

Sounds far fetched?

I think it sounds more plausible than China buying up the worlds Gold to back a new currency.

OR

America starting WW111 with Iran/Russia/China

They need a disaster to happen. Quick

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:27 | 3250553 klockwerks
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Came back to post on your comment. The situation you described is what all my preparations have been based on. Not worried about big brother or DHS coming for my weapons as much as I plan for the chaos you write about. ATM's down, snap cards not working, no cell phone reception, only allowed programing, grocery shelves laid bare, no gas etc. and people will go crazy. Then is when you will need to be a good marksman, be prepared to hole up and protect your tribe and your surroundings. Plan for the worst and hope for the best

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:05 | 3250687 Phoenix_Rising
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You got it...hunker down and surround yourself with like minded individuals

Of all the SHTF scenarios played out on this site I think homegrown civil strife is the most likely.

It's going to be interesting....

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 15:54 | 3251614 Citxmech
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Personally, I don't think we're going to experience a collapse in society because of popular resistance as much as from the desperate actions of the elite trying to stay on top with insane policies that are guarenteed to fail.

Our challenge, IMHO, is to stay free and try to maintain some local semblance of a just society through it all.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 18:46 | 3251860 Phoenix_Rising
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I know it's topical but there's a overwhelming feeling of helplessness pervading society.

Doing research for a book I'm writing I go to many town hall meetings and social gatherings

It's growing....picking up steam in even the past few months.

It's part spiritual and part survival

I think TPTB know exactly what their doing.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:32 | 3249579 Shell Game
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Fucking spot on.  One of my acquaitences, associated with the Democrat wing of The Party, said he felt sorry for Bush, that he was a puppet and 'was used'.  lol, horshit! This exoneration of active particpants in this deliberate dismantling of America is an absolute farce.  

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:35 | 3249462 rwe2late
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Predictably, there are the “gun nuts” who believe allowing the government to do more policing and surveillance, either for gun control or any other reason, would now be a mistake.

But the real mistake would be failure to trust government on this urgent issue.

Because this is not about the NDAA, the Patriot Acts, NSA surveillance, a militarized Homeland police, Habeas Corpus, torture prohibitions, indefinite detention, emergency executive powers, or personally defending oneself … this time government can be trusted not to exceed, misuse, or abuse any new police powers. Gun owners will be safer without guns.

Everyone’s greatest concern should be that a neighbor could be a marijuana user, a psychopathic serial killer, or even a “domestic terrorist”, and hardly disturbed by whatever steps our government needs to protect us.

(Or so I’ve heard.)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:40 | 3249475 moondog
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It's sad that people actually buy tripe like this. Proof that the US is full of dumbed down sheeple incapable of critical thought who parrot the corporate media.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:26 | 3249709 knightowl77
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Seriously, you are an idiot and should be hung along with the banksters and the criminals in DC

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:18 | 3249823 dogbreath
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forgot the  [sarc] tag

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:41 | 3249910 Rogue Trooper
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Easy guys this was sarcasm... read again. The 'Or so I've heard.' was the final clue.

rwe2late?

Answer: Yes, this is going to get real bad for all of us....

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 16:16 | 3249993 rwe2late
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 doubtless,

the vituperative replies were also meant as sarcasm.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:37 | 3249464 stant
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you should have been squared away before the elections. be difficult to do anything now, guns are just force protection, as for war it wont be a bunch of militia coming out of the woods, civil wars are not fought that way. you hit them where the$ is, and use their dependents against them. things of that nature. read history. there are things i will be looking for that tell me it has started.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 20:52 | 3250499 klockwerks
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Care to share what things you will be looking for

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:45 | 3249465 LawsofPhysics
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The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic human right, the second amendment is an extension for the sole purpose of preserving a republic.  I know my representative fairly well and was recently asked to speak on behalf of our farming co-op about land use issues.  Gun rights came up and I politely looked my representative in the eye, when given a list of pre-preapared choices to select from regarding our stance on the second amendment (much of the land we manage is stocked for fishing and hunting by private clubs).  I told him that our selection was not available and simply said "The second amendment is there in case we the people must remove you from office by force for not doing your job.  You have only one job, to pass a fucking budget.  Tell me, how is that going?  Can I report back to the members of my co-op that you are doing your job?"  He had no comment and laughed nervously but simply found better folks to talk to. I say this over and over and still no-one gets it.  These meglomaniacs that are currently in charge really do believe that they are cut from a different cloth, that they are better and smarrter than the working man, their ego knows no bound and they will have to be removed by force, period.  Otherwise, they will simple send their kids to the same schools, clubs, fraternities, secret societies etc. and the fraud/theft will continue.  The consitution and second amendment is very clear regarding the preservation of the republic and the fact that those who have the means, are obligated to take action.  Start talking to your neighbors, co-workers, and friends about this now.  You still have the right to assembly etc. so let's get on this before it also becomes illegal for large groups of people to assemble as well.  As the foreclosers, bankruptcies (for the small busnesses not connect corporations) continues to worsen and the paper money system dies, these real owners will grow more desparate and resort to even more efforts to divide and control the populace.  Like a spoiled brat who doesn't get their way and start kicking and stomping their feet.  The difference is these brats have access to certain usurped powers.  I'd like to think that they will simply go away (like the brat that is ignored), but I am also a realist.  Communicate folks, all economies are really local and we still have the right to assemble, for now...

When you start seeing the government cracking down on the right to assemble (especially for certain "types" of people) then you can sweat, weapons aren't going anywhere, bans are always about as successful as capital and price controls (they never work).

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:58 | 3249512 Phoenix_Rising
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Exactly, I'm in a similar situation in my community.

The phrase "the line in the sand" is an understatement. Resentment of Government has been building for quite some time, It's just looking for an escape.

Every bullshit move Obama has taken means nothing to most people until NOW.

NOW he's got a whole lot of peoples attention.

This is what you guys have been waiting for.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:18 | 3249552 cherry picker
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Years ago in province in which I lived there was talk about legalizing prostituion.  I was at a cocktail party and spoke to a female cabinet minister about it.  She was friendly at first, till I made the following comment.

"You have the booze, gambling and cigarettes tied up.  Now you are talking about legalizing the broads.  This used to be all territory for the mob to control.  At least we know how the mob reacts when you cross it.  With you guys, we never know."  With that, she left in  huff.

I don't think I was wrong.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:36 | 3249588 AnAnonymous
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The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic human right,
_______________

Totally. As shown by 'american' history, it just happens that human rights are for human beings, not for sub human or non human beings.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:45 | 3249920 Rogue Trooper
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WRONG... It is the following:

The right to defend one's life, family, and property is a basic individual right.

You will never understand you state worshipping tool....

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:38 | 3249467 Bicycle Repairman
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As long as the American people are armed, there is an entire spectrum of social engineering "programs" that cannot be implemented.  The illusionists and would-be-commissars would be held in check.  This is ample reason to remain armed.

Only the military can successfully confiscate America's arms.  That would be a huge defeat for the illusionists and commissars. As in a military solution they would also be subordinate to the military.

Personally, I despise the illusion and I welcome the military.  It may be the only path left to restoring the republic and rationality.  So I call on "Caudillo to mount his white horse and ride into the village square."  Give me Caudillo.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:39 | 3249594 AnAnonymous
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They are people working for gun confiscation in 'america'? Djeee, they must be the spiritual heirs to emancipationists or pacifists, that is people for the show.

'Americans' run a business of extorting the weak farming the poor.

Free people have the option to take up or put down arms.

When you are an extorter and a farmer, well, putting down arms, getting rid of guns, that option does not exist.

Gun confiscation, another 'american' myth.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 19:33 | 3250387 e_goldstein
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"'Americans' run a business of extorting the weak farming the poor."

like ADM and Monsanto? Go sniff some more glue and get back to us later, tool.


Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:26 | 3251075 Bicycle Repairman
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Your comments have devolved into nonsense.  It not just a language problem anymore.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:02 | 3249658 DosZap
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Only the military can successfully confiscate America's arms.

THere are not enough of them, and most would not go along.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 09:29 | 3251078 Bicycle Repairman
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That is a distinct possibility.  Still, I call on the military to take over anyway.  Time to put the illusionists and would-be-commissars back into their boxes.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:39 | 3249470 Dr. Engali
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"Skeptics will claim that physical defense is useless against a technologically advanced enemy. They will claim that we need a "majority" we do not have in order to prevail."

Just ask the people in Afghanistan if they think physical defense is useless against a technologically advance enemies. Afghanistan ... Where empires go to die.

Thank you for another brilliant piece Brandon.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:12 | 3249540 Phoenix_Rising
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Guerrilla warfare.....The Art of War

"one guy" just had local and state LEO running in circles.

Think about it.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 13:30 | 3249575 The Gooch
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Afghanistan comes to mind.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:15 | 3250218 Citxmech
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And he made the huge tactical blunders of (allegedly) killing innocents as a first act (eliminating any chance of wide-spread public sympathy) and announcing his identity and plan.

If widespread leaderless resistance ever begins to take hold, things are going to get really interesting.

 

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 18:34 | 3250264 The Gooch
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At least according to the script we've been handed.

Does anyone else think the "Fast and Furious" plan did not end with Mexican gun running?

It's a "progressive" thing.

A series of "events" whereby the "ends justify the means". 

Pure evil, cot'd.

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:21 | 3250541 Clark Bent
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I would harbor a patriot. 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:20 | 3249698 bugfixx
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What if the empire is willing to commit genocide? The armored police, drones and databases were developed and tested over there to eventually shove millions into a hole over here. Personal firearms won't defeat that.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 14:54 | 3249776 Overfed
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So, you prefer to go into the hole without a struggle?

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 17:40 | 3250126 Rogue Trooper
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Let him run into the 'hole'. Afterall, for christs sake, his avatar is a rabbit ;)

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 22:47 | 3250667 Teamtc321
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+1000

LMFAO..........Good Grief. First time in year's I blew pepsi out my nose laughing with your comment.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 16:51 | 3251709 mumcard
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Drinking pepsi is not starving the beast.

Sun, 02/17/2013 - 16:52 | 3251712 mumcard
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"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ."
 The Gulag Archipelago -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 15:59 | 3249952 Rogue Trooper
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Doc, for another example look at Yugoslavia, in the breakup, teams armed with bolt actions / hunting rifles took over Millitary Bases, the base security was pinned down and in the end they had no option but to surrender and these guys helped themselves whatever they needed from the base.

These internal bases are not like the heavly defended fire support bases that are put in place when TPTB occupy a foreign land.

So when TSHFT there will be many options to up-grade your $100 Mosin Nagnant. Don't chuck out the Mosin, it's a fine weapon, has history has proved. Another patriot can take it..... and so it begins.

Just sayin'

 

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 21:04 | 3250512 klockwerks
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That is one heavy weapon for an old guy. Used to have them at Cabelas for $99, used, on sale. Their new flyer came out last week and they advertised them as a "sniper rifle" , same gun but with a scope, ON SALE $499

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:39 | 3249472 Future Jim
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"A seething hydra with two poisonous heads; one Democrat in name, one Republican in name."


Who are Democrats and Republicans?

The newly formed Republican party wanted to abolish slavery; whereas, the already existing Democratic Party wanted to promote slavery. Therefore, we see that the rhetoric of both parties is consistent with their history. The Republicans have always claimed that no man has a right to the fruits of another man's labor; whereas, the Democrats have always promised the fruits of other men's labor to whoever would vote for them. A majority of those who want something for nothing will thus prefer the Democratic Party.

The mainstream media, academia, and the government actively promote the Democratic Party, and actively oppose the Republican Party. A majority of those who do not think for themselves will thus prefer the Democratic Party.

Of course, those who think for themselves and who take the time to investigate, know that, regardless of which party is in power, the overall trend of government is higher taxes, more spending, more borrowing, more corruption, more wealth redistribution, more violation of the Constitution, more propaganda, more political factions, more fear, more hate, and more regulation of your life and your business.

It is almost as if both parties were merely front men for the same elite interests, and for some issues one is the good cop and the other is the bad cop; whereas, for other issues, it is the reverse. It is almost as if most politics, news media, and academic studies were never intended to find or solve real problems, but were actually intended to incite fear of each other, fear of nature, and fear of the unknown, so that we will empower them to control others, control nature, and control the unknown.

What politicians really need is not just fear, but conflict, and fear leads to hate, and hate leads to anger, and anger leads to action, which is why politicians prefer to motivate us directly by inciting hate instead of fear. Of course, it is very difficult for politicians to sell themselves as the solution to the very hate that they themselves are fomenting, and some politicians, such as Bill Clinton, are almost that skilled, but even such a master politician must choose the faction that controls the media, so that the media will give him the cover he needs. Democrats are thus able to promote the New Hate because they have sufficient cover from the media.

Let’s look at a recent example. In the Trayvon Martin case, there was no evidence of racism in Zimmerman’s 911 call, so NBC doctored the 911 call in two ways to make the call sound like ironclad evidence that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. Then NBC used its power as a national mainstream news organization to turn the local Trayvon case into a national case. As you can imagine, this infuriated the black community across the nation.

Then Barack Obama, as the President of the United States and as the most beloved and trusted leader of the black community, spoke to the nation. To the black community, who were already incited to hatred and anger by the media, Obama said this, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

The media and the Democrats thus incited hatred in the black community against white people, which did indeed result in violence against white people, and Obama basically gave the order. Of course, the media suppressed the evidence of their guilt, and viciously attacked anyone who questioned the politically correct narrative they had fabricated. The way the media and the Democrats worked together to incite hatred in the black community and in the politically correct community while suppressing dissent, not only resulted in violence against white people, but also resulted in more votes for the Democratic Party.

Sat, 02/16/2013 - 12:43 | 3249482 Curt W
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Our government has been trying to control drugs for a hundred years, yet they are readily available to anyone who wants them.

Gun control will be a massive waste of money, we have spent billions on our war with drugs with no effect.

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