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Texas, Indiana, South Dakota Race to Become 13th Permitless Carry State

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

I am going to urge my legislators here in Indiana to pass Constitutional Carry.

Lawmakers in Texas, Indiana, and South Dakota are in a race to make their respective state the 13th state to abolish a concealed carry permit requirement.

The push is being sponsored by Republicans in every instance, all of whom are pushing to recognize the Second Amendment as a sufficient concealed carry permit in and of itself.

In Texas, the push is being spearheaded by state representative Jonathan Stickland (R-92nd) via HB 375. The text of HB 375 is clear: “Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm shall not be required to obtain any license to carry a handgun as a condition for carrying a handgun.”

In Indiana, the push to abolish a concealed carry permit requirement is being sponsored by Jim Lucas (R-Seymour). CBS 4 reports Lucas’ belief that it is “immoral” to require law-abiding citizens to get a concealed carry permit before being allowed to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. And he equates a permit requirement with criminalizing law-abiding citizens in that it “[forces] an innocent person to jump through hoops and pay money to the state to prove their innocence and exercise a constitutional right.”

In South Dakota, the permitless carry effort is being led by state representative Lynne DiSanto (R-35th). She believes permitless carry is the kind of carry “the Constitution intended.” According to the Associated Press, DiSanto has the practical hope that removing the permitting cost and hassle will make it easier for South Dakota residents to keep and carry gun for defense of themselves and their families.

Twelve states currently recognize permitless carry: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia. It should be noted that there are certain parts of Arkansas and Montana where a permit is required, but the vast portion of both states–99.4 percent, according to Gun Owners of America–is permitless.

Four states adopted permitless carry in 2016. Those states: Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, and West Virginia.

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West Virginia Coal Miner Has a Politically Incorrect Message for Hillary Clinton

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Image Credit: Allen Lardieri/Independent Journal Review

Image Credit: Allen Lardieri/Independent Journal Review

 

Living in coal country I see the devastation Obama’s policies have caused and Hillary would finish killing the coal industry.

The will finish the killing of Sullivan County,Indiana.

“She will end our way of life…”

Source: West Virginia Coal Miner Has a Politically Incorrect Message for Hillary Clinton

Indiana measure is latest state-level setback for BDS movement

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This is from Every State For Israel.

Bravo, Indiana and Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma. 

House Bill 1378, which was introduced by Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and passed unanimously by the legislature on Jan. 25, requires “the public retirement system to divest from businesses that engage in action or inaction to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel.” The bill’s next stop is the Indiana Senate, followed by the governor’s desk.

“Speaker Bosma’s leadership role in support of Israel places Indiana at the forefront of states taking a strong position in favor of the United States’ closest ally,” Elliot Bartky, president of the Jewish Affairs Committee of Indiana (JAACI), which was at the forefront of lobbying efforts for the new measure as well as different anti-BDS state legislation last year, told JNS.org.

The latest legislation is the third pro-Israel measure sponsored by Bosma since 2011. Last year, Bosma introduced a resolution that condemned the BDS movement; the move was inspired by an earlier anti-BDS resolution passed by Tennessee’s state legislature.

Bosma’s 2015 resolution, which eventually was approved by the Indiana Senate and signed by Governor Mike Pence, expressed “opposition to the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel” BDS movement, adding that the global spread of anti-Jewish speech and violence “represents an attack, not only on Jews, but on the fundamental principles of the United States.”

Following in the footsteps of Tennessee and Indiana, three other states—New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida—last year passed similar legislation condemning BDS, while Illinois went even further by passing a bill that prohibits state pension funds from including in their portfolios companies that participate in the BDS movement. Early this year, a California state legislator introduced a bill to ensure that California doesn’t contract with businesses that engage in boycotts based on race, color, religion, gender, or nationality. The Florida Senate, meanwhile, recently passed aresolution that requires a state board to identify all publicly funded companies that are boycotting Israel or are engaged in a boycott of Israel.

JAACI’s Bartky noted the importance of the Indiana bill at a time when anti-Jewish behavior is rising locally, nationally, and internationally.

“In Indiana, there is a growing movement on university and college campuses to demonize Jews and Israel,” Bartky told JNS.org.

According to Bartky, public funds have been used to sponsor anti-Jewish and anti-Israel programs on local Indiana campuses, such as Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Bartky’s group tried to get the university’s administration to distance itself from an anti-Israel speaker, Rima Najjar Merriman, who presented at IUPUI in a talk dubbed “Why Boycotting Israeli Universities is the Right Thing To Do,” but the administration did not follow through.

At the same time, pro-Israel speakers were verbally attacked on the campus. Allon Friedman, vice president of JAACI and a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus, was called a “Jewish Zionist” on Merriman’s Facebook page and was told by the university administration that free speech rules allowed anti-Semitic speech on campus.

Friedman told JNS.org that he hopes the anti-BDS bill will be followed by more moves to put an end to anti-Semitic incitement at Indiana schools and elsewhere.

“We thank Speaker Bosma for his leadership and hope that the fight against anti-Semitism in Indiana will inspire others to commit to fighting the spread of anti-Semitism at home and abroad,” Friedman said.

Read more on the JNS.org website

20 Interesting V1 Rocket Facts

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This is from War History OnLine.

FZG-76 is on display as a war memorial in Greencastle, Indiana.

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1) The V1 stands for Vergeltungswaffe-1, German for retaliatory weapons. They were developed to strike back at Britain in retaliation of the bombing of German cities.

2) Eventually there were three V-weapons developed, the V2 was the first ballistic missile, the V3 was a super gun which was never finished.

3) The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after the invasion of France. It’s first flight, launched from a bomber, took place on December 10th 1942.

4) It was powered by a simple pulsejet engine which pulsed 50 times per second which gave it a characteristic buzzing sound causing it to be named “buzz bomb” or “doodlebug” by the British.

5) This is how a V1 sounded:

6) The V1 was guided by a simple autopilot that regulated airspeed and altitude, a weighted pendulum system provided fore-and-aft attitude measurement to control pitch.

7) To determine the flight time an odometer driven by a vane on the nose calculated when the approximate target area had been reached. Before launch, the counter was set to a value that would reach zero upon arrival at the target in the prevailing wind conditions.

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V-1 (Fieseler Fi 103) in flight – Bundesarchiv

8) The V1 was launched from a ramp which was pointed in the approximate direction, when it left the ramp it would fly at about 150 mp/h.

9) In earlier versions when the V1 went in a dive towards the target the engine would cut out due to fuel starvation, this problem was fixed in later version when the engine kept powering the V1 all the way down.

10) To defend London against the V1s anti aircraft guns were redeployed on the approach routes of the rockets.

11) On the first night of sustained bombardment, the anti-aircraft crews around Croydon were jubilant – suddenly they were downing unprecedented numbers of German bombers; most of their targets burst into flames and fell when their engines cut out. There was great disappointment when the truth was announced.

12) It proved very difficult to shoot down these small and fast rockets on top of that they flew just above the effective range of light anti-aircraft guns, and just below the optimum engagement height of heavier guns.

13) A proximity fuse and gun laying radar were used against the V1s with ever increasing success.

14) At first seventeen per cent of all flying bombs entering the coastal “gun belt” were destroyed by guns in their first week on the coast. This rose to 60 per cent by 23 August and 74 per cent in the last week of the month, when on one day 82 per cent were shot down. The rate improved from one V-1 destroyed for every 2,500 shells fired initially, to one for every 100.

15) Hawker Tempest fighters were employed to counter this thread as they were fast enough and able to fly low enough (controlled) to keep up with the V1s which flew at over 340 MPH.

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A Spitfire using its wingtip to “topple” a V-1 flying bomb

16) One of the tactics used was to use the airflow over an fighters wing to raise one wing of the V-1, by sliding the wingtip to within 6 in of the lower surface of the V-1’s wing. If properly executed, this manoeuvre would tip the V-1’s wing up, overriding the gyros and sending the V-1 into an out-of-control dive. At least 16 V1s were destroyed this way.

17) To adjust and correct settings in the V-1 guidance system, the Germans needed to know where the V-1s were landing. Therefore, German intelligence was requested to obtain this impact data from their agents in Britain. However, all German agents in Britain had been turned, and were acting as double agents under British control giving inaccurate reports to the Germans.

18) A certain number of the V-1s fired had been fitted with radio transmitters, which had clearly demonstrated a tendency for the V-1 to fall short. The commander of the V1 campaign compared the data gathered by the transmitters with the reports obtained through the double agents. He concluded, when faced with the discrepancy between the two sets of data, that there must be a fault with the radio transmitters, as he had been assured that the agents were completely reliable.

19) By September 1944, the V-1 threat to England was temporarily halted when the launch sites on the French coast were overrun by the advancing Allied armies. 4,261 V-1s had been destroyed by fighters, anti-aircraft fire and barrage balloons.

20) The last enemy action of any kind on British soil occurred on 29 March 1945, when a V-1 struck Datchworth in Hertfordshire.

7 States Which Are Banning Sharia Law: Is Yours? The List…

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This is from Joe For America.

If you want Sharia Law take your sorry goat humping ass to some Muslim third world shit hole.

I am glad to see my home state of Indiana is on the banning list.

So far seven states have banned Sharia law.

 

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In the US, our laws are supposed to be based on the principles set forth in the United States Constitution.

Last we looked the Koran was not a part of the Constitution.

The states where “foreign law” is banned include Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

 Oklahoma, passed an amendment to their state constitution that was struck down by a federal judge because it specifically referred to “Sharia law.”  Missouri’s legislature passed a ban on international law that was vetoed by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

Bans are being considered in a number of states including Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

You may be saying, “Wait a minute. The First Amendment is supposed to keep church and state separate.”

Apparently that only applies to Christianity

Everywhere Muslims immigrate they begin to demand the imposition of sharia law. There have been numerous criminal trials in the US where a father has murdered his daughter and justified it using Sharia law.

 

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An Iraqi immigrant was found guilty of second degree murder today for running over his daughter, a crime motivated, prosecutors said, by the Arizona Muslim man’s belief that the 20-year-old woman had become “too Westernized.”[…]

According to prosecutors, Almaleki and his daughter fought over her adoption of Western ways, including her decision to attend college, her rejection of an arranged marriage and her chosing [sic] a boyfriend her parents did not approve of.

The usual suspects are claiming that banning Sharia law is, well, racist.

In a disturbing trend, anti-Muslim bigotry has recently crept into state legislatures around the country. Several states have passed or attempted to pass laws designed to prevent courts from applying Islamic or “Sharia” law, as well as “foreign” or “international law.” Some, such as a constitutional amendment passed in Oklahoma, mention Sharia specifically,  in addition to international law.  Others only mention foreign or international law. Whatever the specific terminology, all of these attempts raise serious red flags.

Efforts to single out Muslims and to advance the ugly idea that anything Islamic is un-American are unjust and discriminatory and should be rejected.

That little gem is from our friends at the American Civil Liberties Union. Virtually every group on the political left is experiencing hysteria over the idea that Sharia law should not be used in US courts.

We have seen Supreme Court Justices refer to international law in their decisions. We wouldn’t be surprised to see imposition of Sharia law creeping into US courts. We think it’s pretty obvious that as long as Muslims have their Public Relations man sitting in the Oval Office, Sharia law will be given free reign, so it is important for the states to block imposition of “international law” at the state level.

 

Has your state taken a stand in favor of Constitutional law? Is your state considering banning “international law”? If not, why not.
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2015/04/seven-states-banning-sharia-law-list/

Illinois Democrats Warn Rauner Is Trying To Eliminate Unions

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This is from The Daily Caller.

I say Bravo to Gov. Bruce Rauner for standing up to the union thugs.

Gov. Mike Pence is standing up to the unions here in Indiana.

Like Illinois, Indiana is looking to do away with the union inspired prevailing wage law.

This law adds between 12-20% for projects like schools and hospitals the amount is put on the taxpayers’ tab. 

 

Democrat lawmakers in Illinois are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s stance against union power is nothing more than an attempt to eliminate them completely.

In the two months since taking office, Rauner has tackled union power is several ways, arguing that many laws that unfairly benefit organized labor hurt the state economically. Fair share dues, a fee nonunion employees must pay to the union to cover the costs of collective bargaining, quickly became the main target of his reforms.

In February Rauner went after fair share dues in two ways. He ordered state agencies to stop collecting them while also filing a federal lawsuit to end the state law that requires them. Democrat lawmakers in the state are now warning, despite his claims he is not anti-union, that these reforms are nothing more than a way for Rauner to rid the state of labor unions.

According to Democrat sources for The Times of Northwest Indiana, the governor expressed his alleged plans to completely destroy unions at a private meeting. They claim Rauner suggested that if his policies are adopted by the legislature, union membership will be eliminated in Illinois within the next four years.

Democratic state Sens. Andy Manar and John Sullivan, who were at the private meeting, argue Rauner is wasting time and energy by fighting unions.

“We ought to be talking more about the budget,” Sullivan told The Northwest Indiana. “Instead of traveling around, he ought to be meeting with people about the budget.”

“Actions speak louder than words. His actions have indicated that he’s not pro-union,” Sullivan continued. “I came away from the meeting believing that he believes in what he’s saying.”

Prior to the executive order, Rauner pointed towards prevailing wage laws and project labor agreements as some of the few examples of how labor unions are hurting the state through unfair laws.

Project labor agreements are deals between owners of construction projects and construction unions in which firms must enter into collective bargaining with a union, hire workers through the union and pay union wages and benefits. In government contracting, a prevailing wage is the hourly wage, benefits and overtime that must be paid to the majority of workers within a particular area.
According to a report by the libertarian Cato Institute, project labor agreements alone can add 12 to 18 percent to the cost of public projects.

Rauner has argued that reforming labor policy and unions will allow the state to overcome some major economic obstacles that have hindered progress in recent years. According to the Illinois Policy Institute, the state is struggling in jobs and education, two areas vital to economic growth and stability.

“Illinois’ low standing for total job growth is unusual given that Illinois has the largest population in the Midwest and the fifth largest nationally,” the Institute noted in a report for 2014. “It takes a particularly toxic combination of bad policy and corrupt dealings to hinder such a large and talented workforce from keeping up with the likes of Kentucky and Connecticut.”

“Illinois tracks last of all states for private-sector job creation in 2014, one of only four states to be negative for jobs on the year,” the report added.

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Environmentalist-backed gas tax could wipe out low gas prices in Vermont

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This is by Bruce Parker @ Vermont Watchdog.

It must be much warmer in Vermont that it is in Indiana if they are worried but globull warming.

The tree huggers in Vermont are talking about a tax up to $1.35 per gallon of gas in addition the they are taxed now on gas in Vermont.

 

Gas prices have fallen a buck on average in most states, putting more money back in motorists’ wallets.

In Vermont, however, environmental groups are proposing a tax to grab that buck from drivers and give it to the state to stop global warming.

Energy Independent Vermont, a coalition led by Vermont Public Interest Research Group, 350.org and other prominent organizations, is backing a carbon tax on gasoline and other fuels that could raise gas prices as much as $1.35. The tax would effectively erase the economic benefits Vermonters are currently enjoying at the pump.

Gas prices have fallen sharply since last summer. West Texas Intermediate oil prices dropped below $50 a barrel briefly Monday, sending gasoline to its lowest prices in five years.

The price of oil began dropping last fall, but accelerated rapidly in late November when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided against lowering oil production. Combined with increased fracking on private land in the United States, the strong supply of petroleum has caused gasoline prices to drop to lows common to the Bush-era presidency.

While national gas prices averaged $2.18 per gallon Monday, motorists across the 50 states saw a wide range of prices at the pump. Vermont and New York posted prices at the high end of the range ($2.66 and $2.70), while Missouri and Oklahoma offered the lowest gas prices in the nation ($1.85 and $1.86).

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. oil production has grown to more than 9 million barrels per day, up from 5.7 million barrels per day in 2011. Production is expected to reach 9.3 million barrels in 2015, further reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

Moreover, EIA data indicates the increased oil production will cause annual household gas expenditures to drop to $1,962 in 2015 — down from about $2,700 in 2012. The annual spending on gas is the lowest in 11 years.

The good news for Vermonters may not last, however, as the carbon tax could quickly erase the economic benefits Vermonters are currently enjoying at the pump.

According to Energy Independent Vermont, the carbon tax plan proposes a tax of between $50 and $150 per ton of CO2 emissions for Vermont businesses that distribute gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, propane and diesel. The group claims the tax would grab $35 million of revenue for the state in the year 2017. By the year 2030, the tax could collect anywhere between $250 million and $700 million from Vermonters, depending on the rate. Of those new revenues, 10 percent of the tax dollars would automatically go to renewable energy companies.

The group’s economic policy report, which claims a carbon tax will lead to thousands of new jobs and a 2 million ton drop in CO2 emissions, acknowledges funding from renewable energy business moguls including David Blittersdorf and Mathew Rubin.

Blittersdorf, the CEO of AllEarth Renewables in Williston, was a former VPIRG trustee. Rubin, president of Spruce Mountain Design and East Haven Windfarm, is a current VPIRG trustee.

On Monday, the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market think tank in Vermont, blasted the carbon tax with a radio ad blitz.

In the ad, the announcer asks: “Are you ready to pay a new $1.35 tax on gasoline? … What do you think? A good idea, or a bad idea?” The commercial urges listeners to express their opinion through an online carbon tax survey.

Rob Roper, the group’s president, told Vermont Watchdog the survey generated more than 600 responses by early Monday morning, with 92 percent of respondents voting no to the proposed carbon tax.

Roper’s group predicts the tax would hammer the middle class and force Vermonters to cross the border to New Hampshire, New York and Massachusetts to purchase gasoline.

Environmentalists, however, say a tax on “carbon pollution” is necessary to stop the planet from getting too hot. According to the Energy Independent Vermont policy overview:

We have a responsibility to tackle the root cause of global warming. That means we have to stop allowing oil and gas companies to pollute Vermont for free. Our plan will require these companies to pay a tax on the carbon pollution created by the fossil fuels they sell.

Data from Climate Depot, a site that tracks monthly global temperatures, shows the planet hasn’t seen temperature increases in more than 18 years. Moreover, a recent study from NASA researchers found the earth’s tropical rainforests are soaking up carbon dioxide at rates far beyond prior projections, helping mitigate the impact of CO2 in the atmosphere. The scientists say the world’s forests absorb an estimated 1.5 billion tons of CO2 annually, speeding forest growth and neutralizing the impact of the naturally occurring gas on the ozone.

Vermonters who wonder about saving the planet from overheating may have good reason to want to hold on to their hard-earned cash: the Green Mountain State could hit -15 degrees this week as lawmakers head back to work at the capital.

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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30,000 Indiana Residents To Lose Their Insurance Due To Obamacare [VIDEO]

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This is from The Daily Caller.

I hope every one of them is a Obama supporter.

But it will be sadly the average mom and dad that will take the hit.

 

 

Notifications have been sent out to 30,000 residents of Indiana informing them their health insurance plans no longer meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and will be cancelled at the end of this year.

Indiana joins Virginia (the hardest hit with 250,000 cancellations),Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, New Mexico, Tennessee and Maine, among the more than dozen states and the District of Columbia that are experiencing another round of health insurance cancellations this year.

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