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Twitter users threaten to move to Mexico if Trump is elected

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This is from The Hill.

How many of these twits will actually move out of their parents’ basements and leave the country?  

Maybe the parents will move out also.

Twitter users are most frequently naming Mexico as the country they would move to if Donald Trump wins the White House.

An analysis by Luminoso released Tuesday found 75,000 tweets where people said Mexico would be their escape from a Trump administration, according to USA Today. The tweets were among 200,000 “intent to move” posts referencing a change of residence should Trump win in 2016.

After Mexico, Canada was the second-most popular destination named by Twitter users, according to USA Today. Luminoso found that 17 percent of tweets analyzed — or 25,000 posts — picked America’s northern neighbor for a new home.

The United Kingdom came in third, with 5 percent of tweets sampled — 11,000 total — mentioning the nation as a top choice.

Some 5,800 tweets referenced a move to Alaska, while another 1,500 named Hawaii, despite both being part of the United States.

Australia, France, Jamaica, Ireland, Sweden and Brazil were also frequently mentioned destinations for people who would flee from Trump.

Luminoso, which bills itself as an artificial intelligence-based text analysis company, culled the results from 4.5 million tweets referencing Trump from Aug. 7 to Sept. 9.

The threat to move to Mexico carries added significance with Trump, who has stoked controversy by sharply criticizing the country’s role in illegal immigration.

He he made building a wall along America’s southern border a major selling point of his campaign.

Trump remains the front-runner for next year’s GOP presidential nomination despite controversy over his positions. He leads the Republican 2016 field with 29.8 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

 

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The 10 Countries with the Most Guns in Private Hands

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This is from OutDoorHub.

I was surprised by some of the countries on the list.

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Somebody should probably tell this man about trigger discipline. Image from Yann on the Wikimedia Commons

Every wonder which countries have the most firepower in private hands? This article lists off those nations. Unlike most lists that cover this subject, ours will be based on total amount of privately-owned firearms rather than guns per capita.

Data is taken from Small Arms Survey.

Honorable mentions that didn’t make the top 10 include Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Serbia, and Finland.

10. Canada

  • Estimated private firearms: 9,950,000
  • 31 guns per 100 residents

We expected Canada to be a lot higher on this list but the True North barely squeezed by into the top 10. Canada does have a long and rich history of gun ownership, and experts say that more and more young people are getting involved in shooting sports. However, a lengthy and complicated process to purchase firearms dissuades many from buying their own.

Check out our list of guns that are available in Canada but not the United States here.

9. Thailand

  • Estimated private firearms: 10,000,000
  • 16 guns per 100 residents

On a single road in Bangkok, over 80 gun shops fight and jostle for customers to enter their shops or check their stalls. This is indicative of the reverent gun culture in Thailand—one that is a match for the United States. Actually purchasing a firearm is still a long and demanding process, but that does not stop residents from being armed. Firearms are much more expensive in Thailand than in the States, and the same brand-name guns that are widely available elsewhere can cost up to five times higher in the Asian nation. This is due to the fact that there are few gun manufacturers in Thailand and most weapons are imported. Most of the guns there are American or Chinese-made.

“Consumers for firearms in Thailand are mostly middle to upper class,” Firearms Association of Thailand’s Polpatr Tanomsup told CNN. “They want better quality, because if they imported China-made guns, it would not be much cheaper than American-made firearms, and the quality for American is much higher. It is collectible, easy to sell, easy to buy, easy to get parts.”

8. Yemen

  • Estimated private firearms: 11,500,000
  • 55 guns per 100 residents

If there is a country that can outmatch the United States in gun ownership, it might be Yemen. It is nearly mandatory for residents to own at least one firearm, and almost wherever you go, you will find guns up for grab. Uncertain about their future, the people of Yemen rely on their trusty firearms for protection.

“In Yemen, no matter if you’re rich or poor, you must have guns. Even if it’s just one piece,” Abdul Wahab al-Ammari, a tribal sheikh from Yemen’s Ibb province, told The Atlantic. “I have maybe 14 high powered weapons, and 3 handguns [at home].”

7. Brazil

  • Estimated private firearms: 14,840,000
  • 8 guns per 100 residents

Unlike Yemen, one of the world’s poorest nations, Brazil is a rising star on the global stage. Like most of the nations on this list, gun ownership is not a legal right in Brazil. Residents have to be at least 25 years old to apply for a ownership permit, which must be renewed every three years, and actual carry permits are hard to obtain. Despite these hurdles, gun ownership remains popular in Brazil and being home to notable manufacturers like Taurus makes the country the second-largest gun-producing nation in the Western Hemisphere.

6. Mexico

  • Estimated private firearms: 15,500,000
  • 15 guns per 100 residents

Previously, Mexico’s constitution guaranteed the right to bear arms. The current version limits that right to only keeping arms, and in practice, gun ownership is heavily restricted. In some of Mexico’s more dangerous areas, security forces are spread thin and residents are called upon to defend themselves with their own firearms.

5. Pakistan

  • Estimated private firearms: 18,000,000
  • 12 guns per 100 residents

Home of the notorious Khyber Pass and its gun “industry,” it comes as no surprise that Pakistan made it onto this list. Amateur and experienced gunsmiths alike work in the Khyber Pass region, producing unlicensed and, in many cases, homemade-quality firearms from materials like railway rails and scrap metal.

4. Germany

  • Estimated private firearms: 25,000,000
  • 30 guns per 100 residents

Whether it’s for hunting wild boar or sport shooting, guns are very popular in Germany. Commonplace though they might be, Germany has severe restrictions on what kind of guns one can buy, and applicants for gun ownership must prove a need before being issued a permit. Self-defense isn’t necessarily an accepted reason. Nonetheless, German gun owners say that such regulations are expected.

“On the one hand, we think, ‘Oh, it’s very restrictive, and we don’t like that,’” sport shooter Friedrich Gepperth told NPR. “On the other hand, each case of misuse by a legal gun owner is very bad for us, so we are not going against the restrictions very much.”

3. China

  • Estimated private firearms: 40,000,000
  • 5 guns per 100 residents

Surprised to see this country on the list? Despite having some of the strictest gun laws in the world—a blanket ban on private firearm ownership—gun culture seems to be taking hold. How is this possible? With a multitude of shooting and hunting clubs, guns are once again finding their place back into Chinese hands. According to some, it’s hard not to romanticize firearms due to their popularity in film and television.

“In the 1960s, shooting was for national defense,” Xie Xianqiao, a former shooting coach, told The Wall Street Journal. “These days, shooting is entertainment.”

That said, private ownership without the proper permits can still lead to a hefty fine and lengthy prison sentence. Crimes committed with a firearm often receive the death penalty.

2. India

  • Estimated private firearms: 45,000,000
  • 5 guns per 100 residents

Guns in the world’s most populous democracy are both protection and a status symbol. Proper firearms are expensive—enough to be included in dowries—and a single 1911 pistol can sell for several times its asking US price. Domestically-produced guns are available, but lack the reliability and style of foreign-made firearms. Concern over sexual attacks have also led to guns becoming more popular among women—as well as fathers.

Bank manager Jagdeep Singh says he keeps a pistol on his hip to fight off bandits during long car rides, but it also gives him safety of mind when he’s home.

“I have two good-looking daughters,” he told The Los Angeles Times, “another reason I keep a gun.”

1. United States of America

  • Estimated private firearms: 270,000,000
  • 89 guns per 100 residents

Was there ever really any doubt that we’d be number one on this list? The United States of America is by far the best country in the world to be in if you want to own guns. The constitutional right to keep and bear arms (where it isn’t infringed upon by local law), combined with large popular support for gun ownership and easy availability, make the United States a gun collector’s dream.

Northern Guns: 8 Canada Exclusive Firearms You Won’t Find Stateside

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This is from OutDoorHub.

 

The author with a FAMAE SF in Canada. Such firearms are difficult or nigh-impossible for American shooters to acquire. Image by Edward Osborne.

The author with a FAMAE SF in Canada. Such firearms are difficult or nigh-impossible for American shooters to acquire. Image by Edward Osborne.

Living as a firearms owner in the Great White North means having to deal with silly gun laws. It means having to apply for permits, registering some firearms and not others, and limiting some magazines and not others. It means that you can only shoot your handguns at a range, and that the guns your grandfather used to defend your country are unlikely to get handed down to you.

It means living in the shadow of the United States, with all that freedom bubbling just south of the border.

But there are some things we get in Canada that you don’t see stateside—and that’s what this article is about. In fact, Canada has lots to offer its firearms enthusiasts.

Our government is awfully concerned about automatic conversions, but beyond that it doesn’t care much where guns come from, or how many of their parts are made overseas. That means we can import and own the following unique foreign firearms—and more.

1. FAMAE SAF

A FAMAE SAF in 9x19mm.

Patterned after the Sig SG 540 and built in Chile, the SAF bears a marked resemblance to the classic MP5. There’s no tax stamp on these, even on the K-style PDW, but they do have to be registered with the government and can only be fired at an approved range. A five-round magazine limit can suck some of the fun out.

2. FAMAE SG 542

The FAMAE SG 542, the .308-chambered big brother of the SAF.

The FAMAE SG 542, the .308-chambered big brother of the SAF. It’s one of the few “battle rifles” available to Canadians in general. Image by Edward Osborne.

The bigger brother of the SAF, this .308 is one of the few battle rifles that escaped being banned by name or design by the Canadian government. There are no “civilian-legal” G3s or FALs in Canada, but the FAMAE fills the gap nicely.

3. Norinco T97

The Norinco T97. This affordable bullpup is chambered in .223 and accepts standard AR-15 mags.

A semiautomatic-only version of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-issued QBZ rifles, the T97 is the most affordable bullpup on the market. It’s only $1,000 (CAD) MSRP, and ambitious shoppers can find used models as low as $750. This semiauto piston-driven unit is a communist creature with capitalist overtones. Unlike its QBZ counterparts, it’s been chambered in .223 and accepts USGI AR-15 magazines.

4. GM6 Lynx

The GM6 Lynx bullpup .50 BMG rifle. It's quite compact for a .50 caliber firearm.

Bullpups are big in Canada, and this is the biggest. The semiautomatic GM6 Lynx is chambered in .50 BMG, feeds from a box magazine, and has an unusual recoil reduction system that utilizes a moving barrel. At $14,699 it’s the most expensive rifle on this list, but fills the gap left by the now-banned Barrett M107.

5. A variety of short-barreled shotguns

A Fabarm Martial 12 gauge shotgun with a 14-inch barrel.

Canadians may not be allowed to carry handguns for protection from wildlife, but we have cheap and plentiful pump-action shotguns with barrels as short as eight inches that can fill the role. Backpacker shotguns come from all over, and are extremely popular Canadian “camp guns.” Tube-fed or mag-fed, single-shot or side-by-side, you can find whatever you’re heart desires for well under $500.

Canadian gun enthusiasts also have access to a host of foreign-made clones of well-known firearms. While the Philippines can produce a surprisingly good 1911 for $500, the vast majority of Canadian-available knock-offs are produced by Norinco in China. Here’s a few you might recognize:

6. Norinco M305

A pair of Norinco M305 M14 clones.

The M305 is a clone of the M14 that sells for $450. It’s affordable for almost anyone to own, and flexible enough to fulfill many different roles. New shooters who like plinking can buy a rifle for $450 and get a 1,000-round crate of surplus .308 for another $450. Hunters can add an optic mount, and use the full range of .308 loads for big game in Canada. Guys who want a hard hitting DMR-style setup can get into the game cheap, and put the rest of their budget into aftermarket parts. The M305 has a unique but well-established niche in Canada.

7. Dominion Arms (Norinco) P762

The Dominion Arms P762 pistol, which is chambered in the cheap and widely available 7.62x25mm Tokarev round.

This might look like a Sig P226, but this little Chinese monster is actually chambered in the Russian 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge! Lots of surplus ammo makes this an affordable way to get lots of rounds through an already-affordable gun (they sell for around $400) that’s got the core mechanisms of an established firearm. The aluminum frame accommodating a double-stack magazine means this gun has a hefty grip, but it’s built from the ground up to reliably shoot the old Russian round.

8. Dominion Arms (Norinco) 556 or CQA

Nope, this DA 556 isn't an American-made AR--it's a Chinese clone.

The American classic—except not. Norinco’s take on the AR-15 is not without some issues. These flattop uppers come from the factory with a carry handle and standard handguards, and are offered in 10.5- and 14.5-inch barrel lengths. From there, its up to the user to remove some of the lower-quality parts and start the AR-15 Lego process. Surprisingly reliable, these $600 rifles get the job done, but aren’t going to look like much compared to a high-end US-maderifle.

Canadian firearms laws need to improve, there’s no doubt about that. But in the meantime we can still get some interesting and unusual guns for private ownership.

Canadian readers: there are definitely a few more exclusive firearms that aren’t on this list. What are some of your favorite Canada-only guns?

COLIN POWELL: AMERICA NEEDS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

First I wish the media would stop calling Gen. Powell a

Republican he is not.

I want to say I have the greatest respect for Gen. Powell’s

military service.

That being said his political views are wrong for America.

 

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell believes the United States should have a socialized, single-payer healthcare system similar to those in Canada and Europe.

“I think universal health care is one of the things we should really be focused on, and I hope that will happen,” Powell reportedly said last week. “Whether it’s Obamacare, or son of Obamacare, I don’t care. As long as we get it done.”

The Puget Sound Business Journal reported Powell’s remarks at the Prostate Cancer Survivors Celebration Breakfast at the University of Washington’s Cancer Research Center.

Powell, the Republican who supported Barack Obama during the last two presidential elections, told the story about a woman who lives in the countryside that he buys wood from every year.

“I’ve got about four years worth of wood out in the back yard. I can’t resist her, and she needs the money,” Powell said, before mentioning that when she came to his door three weeks ago and he told her that he had no work for her, she asked Powell to help pay for medical treatment her insurance company would not cover.

Powell said he ended up paying for the women’s treatment and compared her experience to the prompt treatments that he and his wife received for serious medical issues.

The retired four-star general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he thought, “Every country I’ve visited, every developed country, they have universal health care. They don’t understand why the United States of America, which uses more health care than just about anybody else, still (has) 40 million people not properly insured.”

“I am not an expert in health care, or Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, or however you choose to describe it, but I do know this: I have benefited from that kind of universal health care in my 55 years of public life,” Powell said. “And I don’t see why we can’t do what Europe is doing, what Canada is doing, what Korea is doing, what all these other places are doing.”

 

 

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

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This is from The Daily Caller.

A crony of Moochelles and an Obama contributor is at

the company that got the no bid contract for the ACA website.

One more example of Obama corruption.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.

Thanks to Obama, freedom-loving Canadians get the last laugh

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This is from Bizpac Review.

Thanks to Obama America is the laughing stock around

the world.

Ronald Reagan by speaking make our enemies around

the world wet their pants in fear of America’s might.

Yet when Obama speaks people around the world wet their

pants due to laughter.

Not so many years ago, Americans could be heard snickering at our Canadian friends. “Socialists” was an epithet I heard muttered about Canadians and their political system.

That’s changed. Something electrifying has happened, a new dawn for Canadians. Nowadays, “wrong-way” Canada is beating the pants off the United States in the pursuit of economic freedom.

How did this happen? When did it start? Here’s the remarkable story about a turnaround that now has Canadians snickering at Americans.

Each year, the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal do the free world a huge service, compiling and publishing the global Index of Economic Freedom. This tells us which countries are truly free and provide their citizens the freedom to “work, produce, consume and invest” in whatever way they choose. The index uses 10 benchmarks to reveal which nations revere economic freedom, and by how much.

In the last five years, America has lost ground compared to Canada. Not only that, America has dropped in the worldwide rankings from fifth to 10th. So what happened about five years ago to push the United States in the wrong direction? What’s behind our drop from “Free” to “Mostly Free”?

Look for the answer in the rise of Barack Obama, who became president five years ago. Skeptical? Try these facts on for size:

  • Over-regulation has foisted more than 400 new, top-down federal regulations on American businesses in the last four years, with dire consequences and higher costs.
  • Increased bureaucratic federal spending rose to over 25 percent of gross domestic product, public debt has eclipsed 100 percent of that benchmark, and deficits have surpassed $1 trillion every year since 2009.
  • This bloated government and huge deficit spending — we borrow 40 cents for every dollar we spend — have led to the slowest economic recovery in 70 years.
  • There has been a lack of U.S. leadership in world affairs, as this president’s administration has denounced “American exceptionalism” and reduced military might.
  • America’s economy has stagnated while the engine of world growth — trade flows — has sputtered.
  • Ignoring the rule of law too many times, and selectively enforcing laws, Obama routinely suspends enforcement of laws he dislikes.
  • Destructive, arbitrary financial regulations like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street “reform” act have increased uncertainty, put businesses in a holding pattern and stymied new investment.
  • Obamacare has spawned steep costs, higher taxes, regulations and legal liabilities.
  • Obama’s populist doctrines have misused government power to redistribute wealth, ever-expand entitlements and control whole industries.
  • Obama has used executive orders to create Obamalaws outside the legislative process.

You need look no further than Obama’s Washington, D.C., to account for the steady loss of America’s economic freedom five years in a row. The drop means America is moving away from being free, and moving toward the outskirts of economic freedom.

Freedom is not just another word; it’s a living thing that can die. Too many of us may not think about its value until it slips away. Freedom’s opposite is strangling regulation. Freedom’s antithesis is Big Brother government “protecting” people from the distresses caused by their own decisions.

Independence Day has reminded us that we are what we believe in. If you truly believe in freedom, add it to your bucket list to confront its destroyers.

SEN. LANDRIEU SAYS S. DAKOTA BORDERS CANADA WHILE CALLING BORDER FENCE ‘DUMB’

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

I think it would be safe to say Mary The Moron Landrieu

failed geography.

I guess South Dakota borders Canada like Indiana borders Texas.

Is Mary The Moron the best Louisiana has to offer? 

 

 

While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe.

Landrieu, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, was trying to undermine the amendment Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered. In doing so, she tried to argue Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was more qualified to talk about border issues than Thune because McCain represents Arizona.

“A smart fence, which is what Senator McCain and I want to build–since he’s from Arizona, I think he knows more about this than the Senator from South Dakota who only has a border with Canada and that is quite different,” Landrieu said.

South Dakota does not share a border with Canada. It does, however, share borders with North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa.

Landrieu went on to argue that the 700-mile border double-fence that Congress passed into law a few years ago is a “dumb fence.” She said she would be “voting against” Thune’s amendment requiring the implementation of current law because of she thinks the fence is “dumb.”

“So I would be voting against Senator Thune’s amendment because I’m not going to waste taxpayer money on a dumb fence, and that’s what his amendment would be,” Landrieu said. “We need to build a smart fence and a fence is not just a physical structure which could be built out of a variety of different materials with or without barbed wire on the top.”

Thune came back to the floor after Landrieu’s comments to note that the Louisiana Democrat actually voted for the “dumb fence” a few years ago. “I would say in response to my colleague from Louisiana that we all voted for this,” Thune said.

“I mean this is not–she described it as a dumb fence. I guess I didn’t realize it was a dumb fence. I thought it was a commitment we made to the American people to get serious about securing the border,” Thune explained. “There are other ways—I would certainly concede—other ways in which we can combine manpower, technology, infrastructure along the border to make it more secure.”

Afterward, Landrieu came back to the floor to respond to Thune: “You are correct, I voted for the dumb fence once, I’m not going to do it again because I learned my mistake.”

A warning from Canada

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

 We need to listen closely to want our neighbors to the North.

They are going through what Obama wants for America.

Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor.

Brian Lilley gives an important warning to his American friends:
Registration of firearms will lead to the confiscation of firearms.

 

The consquences of firearms registration have been chronicled over and over — UK, Australia, and Canada being in more modern times. Then of course all the many examples through history where registration meant confiscation, and ultimately often the “final solution”, genocide. Here is a salutary warning from Canada, both from the point of view of long-arm registration as well as an apparent wish to see self-defense totally demonized, and it seems, made all but unlawful.

 

To help counteract some inevitable disquiet after watching the above, consider a bit of lopsided tongue-in-cheek humor below!

 

 

WHY OBAMA WILL PROBABLY KILL THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE

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This is from Human Events.

Just Why Is This News?

Anybody with a IQ higher than a rock knew this fact.

Obama thinks the oil industry is a major evil.

Obama thinks petroleum products causes Globull Warming. 

 

Why Obama will probably kill the Keystone Pipeline

 

Here’s what most people do not realize: major oil pipelines extending 2,151 miles from the Canadian Tar Sands already have been completed and are in operation from Hardisty, Alberta, east through Saskatchewan and Manitoba and south through eastern North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas and then on to refineries in southern Illinois and central Oklahoma, carrying 590,000 barrels of oil each day.

If they knew that, they would certainly wonder why there is an uproar about adding capacity for an additional 830,000 barrels a day through new pipelines from Hardisty through eastern Montana and southwestern North Dakota, where it would pick up U.S. oil from the now famous Bakken Fields and then move further east through South Dakota and Nebraska to Steele City, Nebraska, where the existing pipeline travels on to Cushing, Oklahoma, and then continue it about 500 more miles to the Gulf Coast of Texas, where so many refineries are located.

Canadian oil is cleaner than most of what we get from Venezuela and the Persian Gulf. And our rejection of the Canadian oil will not slow development of the tar sands, a supposed goal of the environmental activists. Canada will simply build a pipeline to Vancouver and sell the oil to Asian countries.

According to Marita Noon, executive director of Energy Makes America Great, The Heritage Foundation has concluded “the project will create some 179,000 jobs on American soil and continue good trade relations with a close ally.” What’s not to like? Plenty, for some people.

The late environmental activist Paul Ehrlich once said that having cheap energy is the equivalent of putting a machine gun in the hands of an idiot child. That, I am afraid, is exactly what our alphabet soup of environmental activist groups evidently believe, which is why they support wind and solar energy with all their might: because they know it will never be cheap. In fact, they know it will never even be economically feasible.

Now they are panicked over the oil industry’s game-changing ability to develop heretofore uneconomical shale gas and oil with the advent of horizontal drilling and hydro-fracking, the latter technology having been used for 60 years in conventional oil drilling without any environmental damage whatsoever.

For years now, our government has ordered up environmental impact studies on the Keystone XL Pipeline, and when each study concluded there were no serious problems, they ordered up a new study. There have been four in all, the latest from the State Department, of all agencies, which again concluded there would be no major environmental impact. Now the State Department is calling for public feedback even though there have been tens of thousands of public comments already.

The drumbeat has failed so far. In mid-March, 17 Democrats voted with 45 Republicans in the Senate for a budget amendment supporting the pipeline, up from 11 Democrats voting for a similar amendment last year. That is good news, as is a recent Fox News poll reported in the Wall Street Journal on March 27, in which 70 percent of registered voters expressed support for construction of the pipeline.

Meanwhile, the labor unions, longtime Democrat supporters, are four-square in favor of the pipeline for the jobs it will bring. So how can the pipeline lose? Easily.

Recently the environmental activists staged a demonstration in Washington urging President Obama to stand his ground. Few showed up and some were arrested, but they made their point. Environment expert Daryl Hannah, best known for her movie role as a mermaid, said the State Department report was “totally wrong, flat out totally wrong.” Can the president resist that siren’s call? I doubt it. His office is a wholly owned subsidiary of both Hollywood and the green movement, with the administration having already spent billions and billions of dollars on failed green projects.

But there still could be a happy ending for most of us: the railroad. After nearly going bankrupt in the 1970s, U.S. railroads are back stronger than ever. They have saved North Dakota from overflowing with a glut of oil, by filling miles and miles of tank cars on Obama supporter Warren Buffet’s Burlington Northern Line with 500,000 barrels of oil each day and carrying it to refineries on the west coast of the United States. (Hmm, could that be another reason Obama opposes the pipeline?) By year’s end their capacity will rise to 700,000 barrels a day.

The railroads are fully capable of building new track connecting the Dakotas with our Gulf Coast-unless Obama and his Hollywood friends decide this, too, would be an environmental hazard. Stay tuned.

 

Registering for Confiscation

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This is from ARRA News Service.

We need to keep a clear eye and observe our opponents.

We are are in for a long hard fight.

Maybe a Second Revolution.

With Sen. Feinstein latest gun bill, and Sen Schumer’s call for gun registration (below), a reader dug up the following news report. It is by the Canada‘s Sun News posted in January, 2013. It warns U.S. gun owners what will result with gun registration. He provides real world examples of what has happened in Canada where gun registration has led to gun confiscation and making gun ownership illegal.   He even points out an example of a lawful citizen using a weapon to defend his home from firebombs by criminals, has led to the gun owner being charged as a criminal for using his gun.

Sun News’ Brian Lilley gives an important warning to his American friends: Registration of firearms will lead to the confiscation of firearms. Watch the following report while it is still available:

U.S. Chuck Schumer wants so-called “universal” background checks so that the federal government can REGISTER YOUR GUNS.  Every gun owner across America needs to know the truth about Schumer’s plan for “universal” gun registration. See for yourselfOn January 30, 2013, Sen. Chuck Schumer promised that universal background checks wouldn’t create a gun registry. Yet just 13 days later, as Schumer was discussing gun control proposals, he stated, “the one which I’ve been pushing, which is universal registration.” It couldn’t be any clearer — when a politician says “universal background checks,” what they actually mean is “universal registration.

 

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