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In These 13 States, Gas Is Selling for Below $2 a Gallon

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This is from The Daily Signal.

In my part of Indiana gas is still $2.39.9 per gallon.

Yet 92.4 miles away in Franklin, Indiana gas is $1.87.9 per gallon. 

 

 

Just two weeks ago, a sole gas station in Oklahoma swept headlines for dropping gas prices below $2 a gallon. Today, 13 states have joined that list, and the trend is expanding.

Gas for less than $1.90 a gallon can be found in at least one station in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio, according to CNN. CNN cites 10 additional states– Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia– that now have gas below $2 a gallon.

“What we’re seeing is markets at work,” Heritage Foundation economist Nick Loris said. “Significant increases in supply and a relatively weak demand is lowering prices not just at the pump, but for most of the goods and services we pay for.”

The national average has dipped to $2.55 a gallon, marking the lowest drop since October 2009, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Just a year ago, that average was $3.23.

“Oil prices are plunging because there is so much oil in the market,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a press release. “It’s unclear exactly how long this will continue, but gas prices will keep falling as long as oil prices do.”

Jenkins said oil prices are predicted to continue dropping through the first half of next year, increasing the “likelihood of $2 gasoline.”

CNN partially attributes this drop in prices to decreased oil demand because of the “economic slowdowns” across Europe and Asia along with increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles.

Another key reason for the drop is the increase in U.S. output. Domestic oil production is at a three-decade high, contributing to the increase in supply and driving down costs.

But Loris cautions against celebrating too soon.

“The falling prices are certainly a welcome relief,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean policymakers should ignore the government-imposed regulations and restrictions that artificially inflate prices and prevent markets from working more efficiently.”

 

 

 

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Muslims Tried To Invoke Sharia Law In Alabama, Big Mistake!

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This is from Q Political.com.

America does not need to be drug into the Muslim Shit hole know as Sharia.

Bravo Alabama for passing this law.

As you can imagine it passed!

The state of Alabama took an amazing proactive step preserving their legal system. In response to other countries being ran over by Sharia law activists, they took measures to ensure Sharia Law would never have a foothold to creep in.

Although it does have its detractors. CAIR, or the Council on American Islamic Relations, are accusing the bill of being ‘racist’.

Now just wait a minute.

We have have to address this head on.

Islam is a religion. It’s not an ethnic group. You can’t be racist toward a religion, because anyone can join a religion. You can’t choose your ethnicity.

This meme has been picking up steam slowly.

Recently a Muslim woman in the UK unleashed a verbal tirade at a couple on a bus who were trying to soothe their daughter by singing her a song. The song happened to be the theme song from “Peppa Pig”, which included pig snorting sounds. The Muslim woman in question was so self conscious because she was wearing a burka that the only conclusion she could draw in her mind is that they would only make pig sounds because of her – because Islam forbids pork. She called the couple racist for doing that.

Islam is a religion – not a race. The bill is anti Islam. It is not anti any particular ethnic group.

 

 

What One Recent Study Found About Murder Rates and Concealed Carry Permits Is Likely to Make Gun Owners Smile

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This is from The Blaze.

Not much if any coverage from the Obama Media.

 

 

More than twice as many Americans now hold concealed carry permits compared to seven years ago, and a new study is pointing out a drop in murder and violent crime rates during this same time frame.

The Crime Prevention Research Center released its Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States report Wednesday, revealing that 11.1 million Americans now hold concealed carry permits, while about 4.6 million carried them in 2007.

With the last concealed carry report from the Government Accountability Office three years ago indicating that about 8 million Americans held permits, the research center said its data analysis shows concealed carry permitting is “growing at faster and faster rates.”

The report also notes that based on data from 2007 and estimates from 2013 murder rates have fallen about 22 percent and violent crime rates have fallen by the same percentage as well.

The report acknowledges that many factors, not just the number of concealed carry permits, contribute to crime rates in different areas. Looking though at how crime rates varied before and after there were changes to permitting rules, “our analysis suggests that each 1 percentage point increase in the percent of the adult population holding permits is roughly associated with a 1.4 percent drop in the murder rate.”

The number of concealed carry permits issued compared with murder rates. (Image source: Crime Prevention Research Center)

The report says that more than 10 percent of the adult population in South Dakota, Indiana and Alabama now hold concealed carry permits, while 8 percent of the adult population in eight other states have permits.

Though the rate of permits being issued has grown, the report details how it might have more difficult to obtain them over time:

  • Each $10 increase in fees reduces the percent of adults with permits by about a half a percentage point.
  • Each 10 years that the permit law is in effect increases the percent of adults with permits by 1.5 percentage points.
  • Giving government officials discretion in who gets permits, reduces the percent of adults with get permits by more than two-thirds.

States with 8 percent or more of the adult population holding concealed carry permits.  (Image source: Crime Prevention Research Center)

For those who might argue that increasing the number of concealed carry permits could lead to more crime, the report delves into whether permit holders are law abiding.

“Consider the two large states at the front of the current debate, Florida and Texas: Both states provide easy web access to detailed records of permit holders,” the report says. “During over two decades, from October 1, 1987 to May 31, 2014, Florida has issued permits to more than 2.64 million people, with the average person holding a permit for more than a decade.3 Few — 168 (about 0.006 [percent]) — have had their permits revoked for any type of firearms related violation, the most common being accidentally carrying a concealed handgun into a gun-free zone such as a school or an airport, not threats or acts of violence. It is an annual rate of 0.0002 percent.”

It also notes that the already low rate of permits being revoked is also declining.

“Over the last 77 months from January 2008 through May 2014, just 4 permits have been revoked for firearms-related violations. With an average of about 875,000 active permit holders per year during those years, the annual revocation rate for firearms related violations is 0.00007 percent — 7 one hundred thousandths of 1 percentage point,” the report says.

Read the Crime Prevention Research Center’s full report.

The Crime Prevention Research Center was created by economist and researcher John Lott earlier this year to “advance the scientific understanding of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime and public safety.”

“When you allow people to carry concealed handguns, you see changes in the behavior of criminals,” Lott told Fox News about the recent study’s findings. “Some criminals stop committing crimes, others move on to crimes in which they don’t come into contact with victims and others actually move to areas where they have less fear of being confronted by armed victims.”

Remington to NY: Pound Sand; Firearms Maker Moving Large Portion of Operation to Alabama

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

Remington has been in Ilion, NY  since 1816.

This could be the end of Ilion,NY.

Maybe New York might think of repealing the so-called Safe Act.

 

It was really just a matter of time until Remington (which is now comprised of numerous brands under the Freedom Group) began to pull its operations out of anti-gun New York.

It has been announced that Remington will be moving production of two of its most popular firearms lines, its Bushmaster AR-15 rifles and R1 1911 from New York to the more gun friendly Alabama.

According to The Buffalo News,

While the company did not announce the outright closing of the facility that has been home to Remington since 1816, gun rights advocates said that day is now likely moving closer and they blame the state’s 2013 NY SAFE Act gun control law.

“This could very well be the beginning of the end of Ilion,’’ said Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state chapter for the National Rifle Association.

The Buffalo News last September featured Ilion in a story about residents there growing increasingly worried that Remington, the anchor in the village of 8,000 in Herkimer County, was under growing pressure to leave New York since passage of the SAFE Act.

While Remington made no mention of the New York’s new restrictive gun laws, called the SAFE Act, it is widely thought that this package of extremely anti-gun laws played a part in the decision.

We don’t currently have the information about the new Alabama facilities, but will update this post it once we find out the number of employees and information about the new manufacturing operation in Alabama.

Families Protest Alabama Lawmaker’s Racist Comments

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This is from Yahoo Shine.

I am sure that this Racist DemocRat will not make good on his $100,000 challenge.

This fool has been in office since 1974 and he will most likely be reelected.

 

The Portis family, proving Rep. Holmes wrong. Photo: Grace Photography/Facebook

 

Adoptive parents in Alabama are firing back against state Rep. Alvin Holmes and the race-based, controversial comments he made during an abortion-bill debate in March. In addition to claiming that 99 percent of white legislators would force their daughters to have an abortion if impregnated by a black man, Holmes also said, “I will bring you $100,000 cash tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama. I will go down there and mortgage my house and get it cash in 20 dollar bills and bring it to you in a little briefcase.” Now he may need to head to the bank, as families who have done just that staged a press conference at the Alabama State House Wednesday. 

More on Shine: Mom’s Photo Series Spotlights Racist Comments Directed at Daughters

“Rep. Holmes’ statements were very offensive. He implied transracial adoptions do not happen in Alabama, which is far from the truth,” notes a press release about the demonstration that was posted on the Facebook page for the group Faces of Families in Alabama. “It’s important to publicly counteract his statements with the truth. If not, it could cause children of transracial families to feel inferior, and cause some families considering transracial adoptions to change their minds.” After the press conference, the page was updated with the status, “So many families represented at the State House today because you shared your photos!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly Owings, left of center, surrounded by her children and their families. Photo: Courtesy Beverly Owings

Holmes, a Democrat, real estate agent and father of one in Montgomery, was first elected as a state representative in 1974. He made his comments during the debate of a bill that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. Holmes did not respond to a message seeking comment from Yahoo Shine. 

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“Anything he can do to cause controversies surrounding race are what he’s been known for doing for years,” Beverly Owings, an Alabama mother of four adopted children including a 13-year-old biracial daughter, tells Yahoo Shine. Owings joined Facebook friend April Hadden in getting Faces of Families of Alabama off the ground. “When my daughter heard [Holmes’s] comments, she said, ‘Mom, what about our family?’ And as a mom, I knew I had to step up,” Owings explains.  

Since it was launched on April 2, the page has been liked more than 4,000 times, and has inspired many families to post touching photos of their transracial families, along with comments including, “These are my kids!” and “Me and my son — he may be adopted on paper, but he is all mine in my heart.” One commenter, in response to news of Wednesday’s press conference, noted, “Get that cash ready, Mr. Holmes! Better yet, prepare a public apology.” 

It’s been very encouraging to Owings. “I had no doubt the families were out there, but I have been in amazement,” she says. “I can’t believe the response.”

Another post came from Joy Mikell Portis, an mother of eight children, many of whom are adopted. “Meet our family. We see people, not skin color and there are many more families like ours here in Montgomery and all over the state of Alabama!” she wrote alongside a family portrait. Shortly thereafter, Portis, who blogs about her family here, told WSFA, “Families are created in all different ways, in all different colors and all different abilities. We love our children. I don’t look at them and see my African-American child or my child with Downs Syndrome. We love them all the same.”

 

Remington Outdoor Company Announces Expansion to Alabama

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This is from AmmoLand.

New York is getting payed back for the passage of the draconian law known as the N.Y. Safe Act.

Stupidity like elections has consequences.

Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield welcomes Remington CEO George Kollitides

Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield welcomes Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfieldat a news conference announcing the gunmaker’s plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Huntsville. (Sarah Cole | scole@al.com)

HUNTSVILLE AND MONTGOMERY, AL –-(Ammoland.com)- Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced Alabama has recruited the country’s oldest firearms manufacturer to Alabama.

Remington

Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) will expand to the old Chrysler building in Huntsville, and create more than 2,000 new jobs within the next ten years. Governor Bentley joined Remington Chairman and CEO George Kollitides and other state and local leaders for the official announcement.

“I am honored to welcome Remington to Alabama,” Governor Robert Bentley said.

“The Alabama workforce, our business climate and our quality of life continue to make Alabama extremely attractive to companies. Remington will soon experience the same type of success that other companies in Alabama have already experienced. Today’s announcement will create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville, and reflects a statewide capital investment of $110 million. Our relationship with Remington is just beginning, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the company.”

“With the acquisition of this facility, we plan to create more than 2,000 jobs in Huntsville over the next decade,” said George Kollitides, Chairman and CEO, Remington Outdoor Company. “This additional capacity is essential to fulfill demand and introduce new products. Having watched our Company grow from 2,400 employees in 2008 to 4,200 employees by the end of 2013, a five year, 75 percent increase, it is easy to see why we’re investing now.”

In 2013, ROC made significant strides including its ammunition facility expansion, firearm capacity growth, winning a multitude of highly competitive military and law enforcement contracts, launching its 1816 lifestyle brand, and introducing a series of exciting new products such as Ultimate Defense Handgun Ammunition and the 783 bolt action rifle. Bolstered by record sales, the company chose to expand operations to Alabama.

“2013 was an outstanding year during which we grew by every key measure,” continued Kollitides. “We are capitalizing on this momentum by strengthening our positions across the board. With demand for our products at an historic high and more new product launches planned for 2014 than ever before in our 200-year history, we are investing in the future.”

Last year, ROC modernized its production facilities, re-focused its research and development on customer requirements, and ensured consistent, high-quality manufacturing. Together, these advancements demonstrate a commitment to meeting customer demand. The Huntsville expansion provides for future needed capacity to support existing product demand and a robust new product pipeline.

ROC has 19 locations in the United States, and Huntsville and Madison County officials praised the company’s decision to expand to Huntsville.

“With news of this Remington facility expansion, we have yet another example of Huntsville fulfilling its economic development promise,” Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said. “Our workforce is among the best and brightest in the nation, and they deserve challenging career opportunities, along with the high quality of life Huntsville provides. We are thrilled to welcome Remington to our city and region.”

“Our pro-business environment, along with the region’s extensive manufacturing experience, helped us outmaneuver two dozen other states looking to attract Remington,” Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong said. “This announcement represents new diversity to our local economy, and will provide an array of opportunities for skilled tradesmen, engineers and support personnel.”

Following facility upgrades, ROC is expected to begin operations in Alabama within the next 18 months.

About Remington Outdoor Company
Remington Outdoor includes some of the most globally recognized brands on the market including Remington, Remington 1816, Bushmaster Firearms, DPMS/Panther Arms™, Marlin, H&R, The Parker Gun, Mountain Khakis, Advanced Armament Corp. , Dakota Arms, Para USA, Nesika, Storm Lake and Barnes Bullets.

About the City of Huntsville
Huntsville is Alabama’s second largest city with more than 550,000 residents in the metro area. The city became internationally known in the 1950s and ‘60s for building the rockets that put man on the moon. The city is now diversified in aerospace, missile defense, biotechnology, telecommunications and advanced manufacturing, with more degreed engineers per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.  Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park is the second largest of its kind in the country.

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EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn dad killed baby, fed her to pit bull in 2006, police sources say

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This is from the New York Daily News.

A son of Obama murders his infant daughter  the feeds her body to his pit bull.

There is a place in Hell for this punk.

As a father this makes me violently ill.

I could personally kill this POS and feed him to the hogs.

Then scumbag great grandmother says it is a quote dead issue and she did not want to talk about it..

 

Just shy of her second birthday, Serenity Brown was possibly beaten to death by her father, Edward, who then sliced her up and fed her to a dog, according to law enforcement sources and documents. City social workers discovered the child was missing in 2011, leading her mother, Paula Johnson, to give the grisly account of her daughter’s disappearance.

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Her name was Serenity — something she barely knew in her short life.

Serenity Brown, just shy of her second birthday, was possibly beaten to death by her father, then sliced up and fed to a pit bull in July 2006, according to law enforcement sources and documents.

But authorities didn’t learn about the giggly toddler’s disappearance until five years later — and are still trying to close the ghastly cold case in which a body was never found and no suspect ever arrested.

City social workers discovered the child was missing during a 2011 visit, and cops opened an investigation into her mother’s claims about the horrors that went down in a Brooklyn apartment.

Little Serenity was listening to her mother, Paula Johnson, read a story inside their Canarsie apartment when, according to Johnson, her ex-con dad, Edward (Chuck) Brown, flew into a rage over the child’s laughter, law enforcement sources said.

A single punch to the chest left the helpless tot unresponsive, Johnson told investigators.

Johnson claimed Brown snatched Serenity’s limp body from the mom’s arms, carried his daughter into the bathroom, put her in the tub and filled it with water, sources said.

He allegedly fetched a knife from the kitchen, turned up the volume on the radio and told Johnson to stay in the bedroom before carving up the dead child, sources said.

Johnson told investigators Brown then fed the girl’s remains to a pit bull, a source said. An anonymous caller last year claimed the crime was covered up when Brown then executed the dog.

The start of the probe was delayed for five years, as investigators only learned about Serenity’s disappearance in October 2011.

Social workers visited the mom’s new address 5 miles away in Flatbush after a report that Johnson, 35, was keeping her 12-year-old son home from school.

While at the Coney Island Ave. home, the workers came to the horrible realization that Serenity — while listed as receiving public assistance — was nowhere to be found, records from the Administration for Children’s Services show.

Johnson initially claimed Serenity was with her paternal grandmother in Alabama before coming clean about her daughter’s gruesome demise.

The mother claimed Brown, 34, killed the child and “they had discarded the body,” according to the ACS documents.

Serenity’s paternal grandmother, Alfreddia Norris, told the Daily News that the NYPD came to her Alabama home looking for Serenity in 2011.

Norris, whose son lives nearby, said she hadn’t seen the baby since the girl was 3 months old.

“I’d like to know what happened to her,” said Norris. “Where is she?”

The grandmother defended her son against the homicide allegations, suggesting the mother was to blame.

“Why did she say that and then say that he had her down here?” Norris said. “She’s the one folks need to be talking to.”

Repeated attempts to reach Serenity’s parents were unsuccessful. Neither has been charged with a crime.

Serenity's body has not been found, and neither dad Edward (Chuck) Brown nor any other suspect has been arrested.Murdering POS Gang Banger

A source said Johnson was questioned in 2011 by police and she told them Brown killed Serenity because the girl was laughing too loudly.

Johnson told authorities Brown plucked Serenity from the bed and slammed her down on a couch in the apartment’s single bedroom, leaving the child stunned. He then allegedly punched the tiny tot in the chest. Her body went limp. Johnson said she put her ear to the baby’s chest but didn’t hear anything, so she tried CPR, the sources said.

ACS received an anonymous phone tip last March claiming that “the mother and father got rid of the child by feeding the child to a pit bull. The father then killed the dog,” agency documents show.

Johnson’s mother, now living in the Coney Island Ave. apartment visited by ACS in 2011, was reluctant to answer questions about her long-missing granddaughter.

“Yes, I feel sad about it,” said Cynthia Johnson, 53, at her apartment. “I don’t know nothing about this.”

She said she rarely saw her granddaughter because Brown, who went to prison in New York for attempted robbery in 2000 and was released a year later, wouldn’t let her daughter bring Serenity around.

By the time caseworkers visited the mom in 2011, the parents had split up and moved from the building where Serenity was allegedly killed.

But investigators have continued to search for evidence in the 70-unit apartment building with views of Jamaica Bay.

Heather Scipio, 58, who took over the lease in 2010, said detectives have been to her apartment five times.

“They would come in here, looking in this closet, in that closet, in the bathroom, on the floor searching for evidence,” she said. “There’d be two of them here each time, for about 30 minutes each time, hoping to find something. … They told me what happened here, that a little girl died.”

She said cops paid extra attention to her bathroom, looking under the rug for evidence, and knocking on a living room wall to see if anything was inside.

“I said, ‘How are you going to find evidence after that long?’ ” Scipio recalled.

She said cops haven’t been back since last winter — around the same time ACS got the phone tip.

Some relatives said they have long wondered what became of Serenity.

A man who said Serenity was his cousin, but asked not to be identified, said he hadn’t seen her since she was an infant.

“She was a gorgeous baby,” he said.

Serenity’s great-grandmother, who asked not to be identified by name, wondered why the mom hadn’t told anyone what happened.

“Why didn’t she say anything?” asked the woman, who lives on Coney Island Ave.

She was reluctant to discuss the tragedy any further.

“That’s a dead issue,” she said. “It was years ago.”

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Here We Go: Alabama to Implement “Race-Based Standards” in Public Schools

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This is from Town Hall.

This why common core education is wrong for American.

These race based standards that America back to the

days of segregated schools with out the segregation.

This flies in the face of the Brown vs Board of Education.

The Brown ruling was to help improve the of minority children.

If you use Common Core why not go back to segregated schools?

Common Core will have the same effect.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to post-racial America. Via the Wall Street Journal:

The Alabama Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) strongly opposes “race-based standards for student achievement” pushed by the Alabama Department of Education, as reported in The Tuscaloosa News on Sunday, June 30. Minority students will be held to a lower standard, and would be tracked at a lower standard throughout their academic career from K-12.

According to this article by Jamon Smith, “Beginning this fall, Alabama public schools will be under a new state-created academic accountability system that sets different goals for students in math and reading based on their race, economic status, ability to speak English and disabilities.” Alabama’s Plan 2020 “sets a different standard for students in each of several subgroups — American Indian, Asian/Pacific islander, black, English language learners, Hispanic, multirace, poverty, special education and white.”

The “race-based” standards are part of Common Core, adopted by the state board of education in November 2010.

Walter Russell Mead points out that race-based standards are hardly new. Indeed, he writes, 27 out of the 33 states that received waivers from No Child Left Behind’s strict academic requirements in 2012 “now have different achievement goals for different groups of students.” This in turn works out well for public schools who can keep receiving federal funds even though many of their students are falling by the wayside. But just because this practice is exceedingly common and popular doesn’t necessarily mean it’s morally defensible. One of the more powerful arguments against Plessy vs. Ferguson — the infamous “separate but equal” Supreme Court ruling in 1896 — was that sending white and black students to separate but unequal school systems seriously harmed children. Why? Because it made young blacks feel inferior. Question: How on earth would lowering academic standards for non-whites in Alabama’s public schools be any less discriminatory?

The implicit assumption here is that minority students can’t compete with white students. And while it’s certainly true that perhaps some students lag significantly behind their white counterparts in the classroom, what kind of message does it send to persons of color when the achievement bar is purposefully lowered for non-academic reasons? Uniform academic benchmarks might be impossible in Alabama, but I find it reprehensible that minority students would be consigned to dumbed down standards solely because of the color of their skin and/or their parents’ level of income.

It’s self-evidently true that any child — regardless of race, class or gender — has the ability to attain the highest levels of academic achievement. Lowering standards and racial profiling in public schools is a terrible idea, not least because it seems to suggest otherwise.

H/T Via Meadia

UPDATE: Note also how the organization in Alabama that opposes race-based standards is not comprised of progressives but of conservative women. Remember that the next time someone on MSNBC shrieks that Republicans down in Dixie are “racists.”

 

My Name Is Mike Vanderboegh & I’m an Arms Smuggler ~ Video

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This is from AmmoLand.

I offer this without comment.

Sipsey Street Irregular's Mike Vanderboegh

Alabama –-(Ammoland.com)-  My name is Mike Vanderboegh and I’m a smuggler. I am from the great free state of Alabama and I am a Three Percenter.

If you need to pigeonhole my politics I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I believe in free men, free markets, the rule of law under the Founder’s Republic and that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or religion.

I most especially believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms as the ultimate guarantor of liberty.

I have also been called a “seditionist” by members of the current regime. If faithfully fulfilling my oath to the Founders’ Republic and unrelenting hostility to those who would undermine and overthrow it makes me a “seditionist” then I cheerfully plead guilty.

The Three Percent movement I founded has been denounced by that paragon of moral virtue Bill Clinton and I am a perennial “honorable mention” on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of dangerous folks. I have even been the subject of an eighteen and a half minute rant by Rachel Madcow on MSNBC and the current Attorney General of the United States knows — and despises — me by name because of the Fast and Furious scandal that, with my friend David Codrea, I broke the news of on the Internet. Eric Holder would not be surprised to know that the feeling is mutual.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls me an “insurrectionist” because I don’t believe, as they do, in a government monopoly of violence, but rather in a literal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment as a bulwark against tyranny. Well, as my friend Kurt Hofmann says, “It is better to be despised by the despicable than admired by the admirable” and I suppose my remarks here today will only reinforce my enemies’ opinions of me. I think I can bear the burden.

Yesterday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, but also of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto in 1943 and that of the Branch Davidians at Waco fifty years later to the day — two examples of what happens when governments exercise a monopoly of violence.

It is proper, then, to contemplate the lessons of the date in history — April 19th — then, now and in the near future. What I say now I say with reluctance, sadness and not a little bit of dread, but say it I must.

FOR SILENCE IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY IMPLIES CONSENT — AND I DO NOT CONSENT!

Neither do I believe that you consent, for you would not be here today if you did. But what I say is not easy to say nor easy to hear and many of you will not like it.

“An unconstitutional law is void.” So says the standard legal text American Jurisprudence. That is certainly true. The tricky part is how we are to make that point when the local, state and federal executive and legislative branches as well as the courts are in the hands of the domestic enemies of the Constitution. Every one who is currently trying to take away your right to arms starts out by saying “I support the 2nd Amendment.” Let me tell you a home truth from Alabama — Barack Obama supports the 2nd Amendment about as much as Adolf Hitler appreciated Jewish culture, or Joe Stalin believed in individual liberty. Believe what politicians do, not what they say.

So what shall we do about this current spate of tyranny breaking out all over?

The facsimile of a semi-automatic pistol that some of you hold in your hands was smuggled into your state from the South. Manufactured in Georgia, trans-shipped to Alabama, it came across your state line in the trunk of a car. The fact that the authorities of your state have not yet banned “sponge guns” is immaterial. It could as easily been a whole trunk full of real pistols. Indeed, before this year no one thought that other firearms and related items would ever be banned — but they have been. No one thought that the authorities of your state would pass laws making criminals out of the previously law-abiding — but they did. If they catch you violating their unconstitutional laws, they will — when they please — send armed men to work their will upon you. And people — innocent of any crime save the one these tyrants created — will die resisting them.

Yet despite the cost, these unconstitutional laws MUST be resisted. For if not now, when? And if not us, who? This is no longer a “slippery slope” leading to firearm registration and eventual confiscation — it is a precipice that some states have already plunged over and that the federal government threatens to follow. Arrests are happening NOW. When, if not now, shall we resist? Will we allow ourselves to be shoved back once again, from the free exercise of our God-given, natural and inalienable rights to liberty? — Shoved back once more, muttering but compliant?

THAT IS HOW WE GOT TO THIS PLACE — WE NEVER SHOVED BACK WHEN WE COULD DO SO WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Where does it stop? When we are all disarmed slaves?

The Founders knew how to answer such tyranny. When Captain John Parker — one of the three percent of American colonists who actively took the field against the King during the Revolution — mustered his Minutemen on Lexington Green, it was in a demonstration of ARMED civil disobedience. He might have retreated at the British approach, but he didn’t.

He might have ordered his men to lay down their arms, but he didn’t. His defiance was silent but plainly stated. A veteran of the French and Indian War, he did not want a war. He knew intimately the horrors of war. BUT HE ALSO KNEW THAT SOME THINGS ARE WORSE THAN WAR. The British could not tolerate his silent defiance — and someone fired a shot.

But even before the shot heard ’round the world, the colonists understood their weaknesses and their military needs and did something about it. They smuggled. They smuggled Dutch gunpowder and French flints. They smuggled tents and uniform cloth and artillery and ammunition.

Boston was the high headquarters of anti-British smuggling and John Hancock was its prime minister. Connecticut was a small empire built on patriotic smuggling. The colonists knew what to do and they did it, regardless of the risk — regardless of all the King’s ministers and the King’s soldiery.

They defied the King. They resisted his edicts. They evaded his laws and they smuggled. Lord above, did they smuggle.

Now we find ourselves in a similar situation. The new King Barack and his minions have determined to disarm us. We must determine to resist them.

No one wants a new civil war (except, apparently, the anti-constitional tyrants who passed these laws and the media toadies who cheer them on) but one is staring us in the face. Yes, a civil war is staring us in the face.

To think otherwise is to whistle past the graveyard of our own history. We must, if we wish to avoid armed conflict, get this message across to the collectivists who have declared their appetites for our liberty, our property and our lives –

WHEN DEMOCRACY TURNS TO TYRANNY, THE ARMED CITIZEN STILL GETS TO VOTE.

Just like King George, such people will not care, nor modify their behavior, by what you say, no matter how loudly or in what numbers you say it. They will only pay attention to what you DO.

So defy them. Resist their laws. Evade them. Smuggle in what they command you not to have. Only by our ACTS will they be impressed. Then, if they mean to have a civil war, they will at least have been informed of the unintended consequences of their tyrannical actions. Again I say –

Defy. Resist. Evade. Smuggle. If you wish to stay free and to pass down that freedom to your children’s children you can do no less than to become the lawbreakers that they have unconstitutionally made of you. Accept that fact. Embrace it. And resolve to be the very best, most successful lawbreakers you can be.

One last thing before I go. On Thursday I smuggled a half-dozen 30 round AR-15 standard capacity magazines into Connecticut in deliberate disobedience of the new state diktat.

So to Martin Looney, Mike Williams, Larry Cafarro and John McKinney I’d like to say this:

I JUST COMMITTED A “D” CLASS FELONY, YOU TYRANNICAL MORONS — PROVE IT — WHICH YOU CAN’T — AND CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.

And I’ll tell you something else. When the new ammo restrictions go into effect the first week of July, I’ll be back — with two full crates of 7.62×39 ball ammunition and I will transfer said ammunition into the hands of a Connecticut citizen without the state’s permission or paperwork.

And after I break their unconstitutional laws again, I’ll be sitting in Frank Pepe’s Pizza down in New Haven waiting for Looney and Company to come arrest me –

ANY TIME THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE IT STICK AND FEEL FROGGY ENOUGH TO TRY.

Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2013/04/my-name-is-mike-vanderboegh-im-an-arms-smuggler-video/#ixzz2REuWf5sN

New Jersey town to Ala. volunteer utility crew: Don’t help with Sandy unless you’re unionized

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This is from The Daily Caller.

It is a shame the people of New Jersey have to suffer because of the unions.

What difference does it make if they are non-union?

Oh wait I get it now the non-union guys have a better work ethic.

It takes ten union workers to do what five non-union guys can do.

Utility crews from several states East of the Mississippi River hit the road this week to volunteer their time and talents in Northeastern states hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But crews from Alabama got the shock of their lives when other workers in a coastal New Jersey town told them they couldn’t lend a hand without a union card.

Derrick Moore, who works for Decatur Utilities in Decatur, Ala., told WAFF-TV in Huntsville that crews in Seaside Heights, N.J. turned him and his crewmates away, saying they couldn’t do any work there because they’re not union employees.

As a result, crews from Decatur and Huntsville left the Jersey shore and headed to Long Island to pitch in.

WAFF’s Mark Thornton reported that Moore and his coworkers “are frustrated being told, in essence, ‘thanks, but no thanks.’”

Another nonunion Decatur Utilities crew is idling in Roanoke, Va., waiting for instructions from Seaside Heights. The town asked them days ago for help, but later told the workers to stand down.

A rejected crew from the Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Co-op in Trinity, Ala. has already turned around and headed back to Dixie.

Electric repair work for public utilities in New Jersey is dominated by the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers, a unit of the politically powerful AFL-CIO.

Many parts of coastal New Jersey are projected to be without electric power for at least seven to 10 more days.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/02/new-jersey-town-to-ala-volunteer-utility-crew-dont-help-with-sandy-unless-youre-unionized/#ixzz2B4oguX8V

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