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Some amazing investigative journalism from The Milwaukee Journal!
Imagine hearing about a business that convinced a mentally ill teen to get a tattoo on his neck that advertised for the business—gave him $ 150 to mark up his body for commercial purposes.
That actually happened in Portland Oregon at Squid’s Smoke Shop—except it wasn’t a private business.
The BATF ran a fake establishment in order to make firearm arrests. Mentally disabled Aaron Key discovered the truth when he went to jail with his inked tentacles around his neck.
The Journal Sentinel reviewed thousands of pages of court records, police reports and other documents and interviewed dozens of people involved in six ATF operations nationwide that were publicly praised by the ATF in recent years for nabbing violent criminals and making cities safer.
Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed rogue tactics similar to those used in Milwaukee in every operation, from Portland, Ore., to Pensacola, Fla.
Among the findings:
■ ATF agents befriended mentally disabled people to drum up business and later arrested them in at least four cities in addition to Milwaukee. In Wichita, Kan., ATF agents referred to a man with a low IQ as “slow-headed” before deciding to secretly use him as a key cog in their sting. And agents in Albuquerque, N.M., gave a brain-damaged drug addict with little knowledge of weapons a “tutorial” on machine guns, hoping he could find them one.
■ Agents in several cities opened undercover gun- and drug-buying operations in safe zones near churches and schools, allowed juveniles to come in and play video games and teens to smoke marijuana, and provided alcohol to underage youths. In Portland, attorneys for three teens who were charged said a female agent dressed provocatively, flirted with the boys and encouraged them to bring drugs and weapons to the store to sell.
■ As they did in Milwaukee, agents in other cities offered sky-high prices for guns, leading suspects to buy firearms at stores and turn around and sell them to undercover agents for a quick profit. In other stings, agents ran fake pawnshops and readily bought stolen items, such as electronics and bikes — no questions asked — spurring burglaries and theft. In Atlanta, agents bought guns that had been stolen just hours earlier, several ripped off from police cars.
■ Agents damaged buildings they rented for their operations, tearing out walls and rewiring electricity — then stuck landlords with the repair bills. A property owner in Portland said agents removed a parking lot spotlight, damaging her new $ 30,000 roof and causing leaks, before they shut down the operation and disappeared without a way for her to contact them.
■ Agents pressed suspects for specific firearms that could fetch tougher penalties in court. They allowed felons to walk out of the stores armed with guns. In Wichita, agents suggested a felon take a shotgun, saw it off and bring it back — and provided instructions on how to do it. The sawed-off gun allowed them to charge the man with a more serious crime.
There are a number of detailed reports and stories that more than back up these summaries. This is the BATF, the people who basically have ownership of all gun buyers as far as our ruling class is concerned.
If you are surprised by all this crime, corruption, and utter disrespect for both the law and for innocent people, you’re being stupid. If this organization can get away with Fast And Furious then they have learned they can get away with anything.
The BATF talks of “bad apples.” It is the bad apple—rotten to the core and an instrument of a government that is rotten also.
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While Americans pontificate, procrastinate and in general, focus on the “politics” fed to them by the lame stream enemedia and continue to regurgitate the atrocities of scandal after scandal that has rocked this nation, the bigger picture of what has happened is actually lost in the shuffle. At this point in time, America is a nation of meaningless laws. Obama disobeys the law by not faithfully executing the law equitably with impunity. The Democrats and Republicans, who make up Congress, are different sides of the same coin, instead of two different coins, making them irrelevant in the grand scheme of things as Obama has usurped power and installed himself as the Dictator in Chief, a tyrant spouting what is law on a whim. Regardless of the written law of the land, no one in Washington is following it.
A few days ago, the people of the Ukraine gathered in Kiev to protest the actions of their president, who turned from an alliance with Europe to embrace an allegiance with Russia. Based on one action, the Ukrainian people could see the bigger picture and moved against it. On Sunday, it was reported that Ukrainian protesters numbered around 500,000 and toppled the city’s landmark statue of Russian Bolshevik revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. During the process, the statue was decapitated. Watch as the protesters pull down the statue.
According to The Blaze:
As darkness fell, the conflict escalated further with protesters blockading key government buildings in Kiev with cars, barricades and tents. The state security service, meanwhile, announced an investigation into opposition leaders on suspicion of attempting to seize power.
The protests have had an anti-Russian component since Russia had worked aggressively to derail the EU deal with threats of trade retaliation against Ukraine.
Western nations called for an urgent political resolution to the crisis.
One opposition leader said the protest had fully matched its billing as “The March of a Million.” Video airing on local websites taken from high above the city’s main square showed streets jammed with crowds far into the distance.
The Associated Press could not immediately verify Oleksandr Turchynov’s count. But AP reporters on the ground estimated that well over 500,000 people had crammed into and around Kiev’s central square, waving European Union flags and singing the national anthem.
As the government threatened harsh measures against the demonstrators, the protests gained even more momentum.
Kostyantyn Meselyuk, one protester, said, “Ukraine is tired of Yanukovych, we need new rules, we need to completely change those in power. Europe can help us.” Meselyuk is 42.
Jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko stated in a letter read by her daughter to the crowd, “Yanukovych has lost legitimacy as president … He is no longer the president of our state. He is a tyrant. Do not give in. Not a step back, don’t give up. The future of Ukraine is in your hands.”
One opposition leader called this “a revolution of dignity.”
As with any protest with multiple leaders, there are contradictory statements on how to proceed next. But, one thing is clear; hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens are braving the sub-zero temperatures, with no intention of leaving, to protest their current government in order to affect a change in policy and/or leadership.
Americans barely missed a beat when the truckers protested in Washington against a tyrannical government. The lame stream enemedia appeared the first day, saw it raining with only a few trucks in the caravan, then turned and left. The protest against the NSA spying didn’t even register on the radar for most Americans. It certainly didn’t even warrant a second of air time or one word of newspaper print. Many Americans laughed at the protest lead by Larry Klayman where a new Declaration of Independence on behalf of all Americans was delivered to Washington. Some scoffed at the number of people there and even had the nerve to denigrate Mr. Klayman, along with his supporters and those seeking an end to our tyrannical government, while laughing through numerous comments on alternate news and blog sites. To the delight of many, turn-out at Mr. Klayman’s event was minimal.
With all the boastful comments made by Americans indicating it’s time to reclaim our Constitutional government, not one person of any influence, military training or former Congressional official has stepped forward to join with Larry Klayman, the truckers, the anti-spying group or the other millions of Americans, in earnest, to say, “We need to descend upon Washington in force and be willing to remain there, regardless, until change is affected.” The “politicians” come out for the ever important photo-op, chance to appear on television to spout their empty words of support, and garner support for their campaign to get elected or re-elected. These media prostitutes then return to their hamster wheel doing the same old same old after calming the masses, receiving applause, and gaining an eye for their platform. They are different sides of the same coin. Nothing more.
Even if someone did come forward, Americans would simply laugh it off or make supportive comments then go about their business like mice in a scientific experiment running a maze directed by their handlers.
What has happened to America? Did the era of “free love,” feminism, and the plague of multiculturalism remove any semblance of patriotism from the majority of the masses? Is it no longer “in” to be considered a born free, liberty loving American? Have we descended into a mass of disdainful, mocking, tit for tat bunch of ignorant children instead of adults who are supposed to be able to direct our own lives and government?
There are millions of patriotic Americans, just like there are millions of Ukrainians. Yes, we have different views, religions and backgrounds; but, one thing we share is the desire to remain free, have individual liberty and to pursue our own happiness. In a country half a world away, these people have put aside their many differences to come together under one premise: to affect change in their government to prevent a tyrannical rule. They have committed themselves to this task, braving governmental retaliation, suffering inconvenience and increasing their resolve in the face of adversity.
The eyes of much of the world are focused on the Ukraine. If these protesters are successful, what does that say about the power of the people? Of course Europe and other governments want a peaceful resolution. It would not be in the best interest of the governments around the world for people to get the idea that change can be affected by a resolved citizenry: that people have the ability to govern themselves. But, that is the exact structure of the American government – a representative republic dedicated to the preservation of individual God-given rights and freedoms. The government structure of America has been admired and reviled throughout the world since its inception. Any citizen directed governance flies in the face of elitist rule, party rule or individual rule. Now, it seems America has fallen from its citizen governance to an elitist, dictatorial rule. Much of the world is pleased.
America has become paralyzed by fear: fear of retaliation by those in government if we dare to question their authority to lead this nation, enact legislation or make pseudo-laws affected the people while exempting themselves; fear of losing a paycheck; fear of looking foolish; fear of being labeled; fear of being injured or dying; fear, fear, fear. Whether you like it or not, America, this is tyranny, enacted upon you by a government with your blessing – a never ending tyranny unless it is moved against in earnest.
If you want to keep your doctor, you might have to pay more for it, Obamacare architect Zeke Emanuel said on Fox News Sunday.
(NBC NEWS) A blast of winter weather wiped hundreds of flights off the boards Monday after causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50 cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.
Major cities along the East Coast faced a tough commute to start the workweek, and they were in for a second round of winter weather on Tuesday. Forecasters said that Washington could get 3 to 5 inches of snow, Philadelphia 1 to 3 inches and New York at least an inch.
“It will be quite a 48 hours for that region,” said Kevin Roth, a lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel.
President Obama made the joke at tonight’s Kennedy Center Honors gala.
At least Obama is very slowly finally following through on that “transparency” promise.
Obama obviously wasn’t including movie presidents:
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For centuries, millions of people have wondered what’s inside the Kaaba. In this video, David Wood takes you on a tour of Islam’s holiest site.
The Kaaba, a large stone structure constituting a single room with a marble floor, lies at the heart of the Holy Mosque (al Masjid al Haram) in the Holy City of Makkah. The Kaaba is Islam’s holiest building. It now stands some 60 feet high and each side is approximately 60 feet in length. The Kaaba is the focal point around which the Holy Mosque is built. The four walls of the Kaaba are covered with a black curtain (the Kiswah) which reaches to the ground and is fastened to the Shadharwan with copper rings. The door of the Kaaba is set in the south-east wall, about seven feet from the ground. Inside, there are pillars, which support the roof. The interior is furnished with many gold and silver lamps. On the inner walls, there are several bands of inscriptions which record the many repairs done to the Kaaba. The Holy Qur’an makes it clear that Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ishmael were the true founders of the Kaaba, together building the holy shrine dedicated to the worship of the one true God. Five times each day more than a billion Muslims around the world turn to face the direction of the Kaaba to offer their prayers to the one true God. It is also, of course, the focal point of the Hajj when, once each year, some two million pilgrims converge on the Holy City of Makkah. Set in the eastern corner of the Kaaba is the Black Stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad). The Black Stone predates the birth of Islam but now, set in gold, forms an integral part of the Kaaba. In the course of the pilgrimage, the Hajjis will kiss or touch the Black Stone, not because the Black Stone is holy in itself but because it was kissed by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). On the roof of the Kaaba is a gilt water spout (al-Masabb) which projects out from the north-west wall. Opposite the north-west wall of the Kaaba, but not joined to it, is a semi-circular wall (Al-Hateem) which is 5ft high and 3ft thick. This area is also known as Hijr Ishmael. To the north-east side of the Kaaba is the Maqam Ibrahim, a small kiosk of glass and metal topped by a small dome. In it is kept the stone on which Ibrahim stood while building the Kaaba. Nearly opposite the Black Stone, near the Maqam Ibrahim, is the well of Zamzam.
(THE BLAZE) — The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.
According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”
JOHANNESBURG—Nearly two decades ago, Nelson Mandela swept to the presidency on a wave of voter support for an inclusive, nonracial society. In the past few years, as South Africa has slid into economic torpor, Mr. […]