Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed Bill Overwhelmingly Passes in the House

July 25, 2012

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve has passed overwhelmingly in the House. It cleared a suspension of House ruled requiring a two-thirds vote. The final vote was 327 to 98 and all but one Republican and 89 Democrats voted yes. The bill had more than 274 cosponsors and faced strong opposition by Democrats and the Federal Reserve.

The legislation will allow auditors to conduct in-depth audits of the private bankster cartel’s monetary policy operations.

“The agreement granted the Government Accountability Office broad authority to examine the operations of the Fed and to require additional disclosures from the central bank, including examinations of the Fed’s discount window and its purchases and sales of government securities,” the Washington Post reports this afternoon.

Prior to passage, Ron Paul said Americans “sick and tired of what happened in the bailout and where the wealthy got bailed out and the poor lost their jobs and they lost their homes.”

“It’s time that we stood up to the Federal Reserve that right now acts like some kind of high, exalted priesthood, unaccountable to democracy,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

It remains to be seen if the bill will become law. It needs Senate approval and a signature by Obama.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Andy Ostroy Thinks James Holmes Was A Serial Killer Before He Was A Serial Killer

Also claims that the body count in the theater would not have been reduced if someone else in the theater would have shot and killed Holmes before he was done his rampage. [Yes, you read that right]

by Larry Simons
July 24, 2012

It is one thing for liberal blogger Andy Ostroy to contradict himself in his articles just days apart [as I have previously highlighted], and it seems impossible that Ostroy could ever outdo himself in regard to his frequent ridiculous comments, but unbelievably, he has again.

In Ostroy’s latest attempt at journalism, his article, “Get Rid of the Damn Guns” [July 23] contains several of his most asinine comments ever uttered. Speaking on the Aurora, Colorado shooting and the need to do something about guns, Ostroy bellowed:

“When the hell are we going to actually do something, other than regurgitate empty sermons, to ban these weapons and get them off the streets and out of the hands of these violent monsters who commit such diabolical acts?”

Notice Ostroy offers no solution himself. It is most likely because there is no solution. Guns are legal. The right to bear arms is in our Constitution, so you cannot make laws that reverse this and disarm the American people. Unfortunately, you also have crazed maniacs who get access to these weapons. Instead of calling for the ban of guns, Ostroy and his ilk should be asking more appropriate questions. For example, what merchant or online store sold just an average Joe-Schmoe a shitload of tactical protective gear? Why are there not laws proposed and passed that make it illegal for average citizens to buy and own protective gear that only the police and military personnel are authorized to use?

The answer to my first question seems to be partially answered. It appears that the website sold James Holmes several items. An article admits that Holmes bought “an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife spending a total of $306.79” on July 2. Tactical gear CEO Chad Weinman states, “We have been falsely accused of selling Mr. Holmes firearms and ammunition over the Internet illegally without conducting the mandated background checks. Some members of our customer relations team have been brought to tears by people insisting that we have “blood on our hands.”

After Weinman states that his company has been falsely accused of not conducting the mandated background checks, he then does not offer any proof they did.

Weinman continues, “We reiterated that primarily serves the law enforcement community and that we are proud to supply these heroes with the tools they need to keep our communities safe. During the course of these interviews, we were repeatedly questioned about what steps we were taking to prevent the general public from acquiring tactical gear in the future. In response to this line of questioning, statements were made that some have perceived as anti-gun and anti-2nd amendment.”

Here Weinman admits that his company “primarily” serves the law enforcement community but then fails to mention why anyone who is not law enforcement would need tactical gear. He admits being asked what steps are being done to prevent people like Holmes from acquiring tactical gear in the future, and his next sentence fails to answer the question.

Weinman then says, “tactical clothing and equipment should not be put in the same category as firearms and ammunition. Firearms and ammunition are subject to considerable regulation, and the notion that tactical gear should be as well is outrageous”.

He claims it is “outrageous” that tactical gear should be put in the same category as firearms and ammunition, then, once again, fails to provide any reason the general public would need tactical gear. It is outrageous for Weinman to think it should not be the other way around. Firearms and ammunition could be purchased and used by anyone [hunters, gun clubs, etc..], but what reason would the average person need tactical gear? What average American citizen needs to be protected against gunfire unless they are about to engage in a bloody shootout in which they would need such strong protection?

I do not blame Weinman’s company for selling tactical gear to Holmes. I blame the lawmakers in Washington for failing to pass laws making it illegal for companies like Weinman’s to sell tactical gear to average, non-law enforcement citizens. It is disgusting that Weinman uses the 2nd Amendment as his defense when the amendment only grants the right to citizens to own firearms. Tactical gear is another story.

The government’s refusal to make laws banning non-law enforcement and non-military personnel from owning tactical gear is what Andy Ostroy should focus on, not guns, which are legal.

True, Holmes could have carried out his rampage without tactical gear, but the fact remains that if the government had made it a law banning civilians from owing tactical gear, his name would have popped up on a database where he could have been checked out first. This may have scared him into not committing the act. It may not have, but it would have been better than the current system.

Ostroy then criticizes Republican Senator Ron Johnson for saying something that cannot be refuted. Ostroy states:

“Johnson also suggested that if someone else was armed in that theater then maybe the killer would've been shot before he committed his carnage. This is another typical gun lobby spin. Yeah, that's exactly what we want. Let's have Old West-style gunfights in movie theaters, malls, parks, schools, offices, stadiums, supermarkets, libraries, etc. That'll reduce the body count, right?”

Here, Ostroy is attempting to paint a picture that if a psychopathic killer is about to open fire on a crowd of people, and an armed individual sitting nearby attempts to shoot the killer, total pandemonium will ensue and more people will end up dead than if the killer just had his way and shot countless victims uninterrupted. This is complete, 100%, absolute bullshit, and even Ostroy knows it.

Ostroy is also implying that the body count would not have decreased in Aurora even in the context of his exaggerated scenario. If an armed moviegoer would have shot and killed Holmes even after he had already murdered eleven people, the body count would have decreased [from 12 to 11]. Once again, Ostroy is so full of shit that he could defecate just by coughing.

Ostroy then utters what could be one of the top three most ridiculous things he ever said:

“This is a simple issue, people. It's a choice between allowing serial killers to easily purchase assault weapons and ammunition or not.”

First of all, it has been reported that James Holmes had no criminal record, in Colorado or in San Diego County [California], where he previously lived. So, in Ostroy’s delusional world, what would have stopped Holmes from committing this act even with laws preventing serial killers from purchasing assault weapons?

Additionally, is there not already a law [Brady bill] that states a person must wait five days to purchase weapons so a background check can be conducted? I am quite sure that if the background check revealed that a person is a serial killer, that possibly may prevent the sale of weapons to that individual. Ostroy should know about the Brady bill. His hero, Bill Clinton, signed it.

But Ostroy wants us to believe that James Holmes was already a serial killer before he was a serial killer. If that were the case, then, once again, the government would be to blame for their incompetence of giving the green light to Holmes in his firearm purchase.

It is articles like these that cause me to wonder who is more deranged, James Holmes or Andy Ostroy.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: Why Blame Guns? It Appears Comic Books are the True Inspiration

A 1986 issue of The Dark Knight Returns depicts a similar movie theater shooting that claims 3 lives

by Larry Simons
July 20, 2012

By now, the entire country has learned of the horrific movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado during a showing of the third film in the Batman series The Dark Knight Rises. We have now also learned that the shooter is 24-year-old James Holmes. There have been reports that Holmes was inspired by the Batman films to commit the murders, going so far as to resemble the Joker by donning red hair.

While countless media figures and political pundits are quick to blame guns for the incident, one has to wonder, why not blame what may be the real inspiration…comic books?

I have nothing against comic books and I am a firm believer in freedom of speech, but since the media wants to desperately point fingers and find blame in something, why go after what people use as weapons in these horrible incidents? After people are stabbed, we never hear about crusades to ban knives, do we?

If there is something to be blamed, why not blame where the thought to commit these crimes may have originated…comic books?

In a 1986 issue of The Dark Knight Returns, the Washington Examiner reports, a similar incident to the Aurora shooting is depicted. “In the comic, a crazed, gun-toting loner walks into a movie theater and begins shooting it up, killing three in the process. The passage concludes with the media blaming Batman for inspiring the shooting, though he is not involved in the incident at all.”

In a 1983 issue of Marvel Comics [#100], the World Trade Center towers are depicted as being destroyed and a Nazi flag is waving over them.

But no one blames comic books, and for good reason. Although comic books can possibly inspire someone to commit a horrible act of violence, the person it is inspiring is most likely already a sick and fucked up individual who is already dangerous even in the absence of a criminal act.

Normal, sane law-abiding citizens who can separate fantasy from reality know that with or without a gun, it is a crime to imitate any crime being depicted in movies, TV shows or comic books. For political figures and the media to pin the blame on a particular book, movie or comic book is just as insane as the criminal act. 

Blaming yesterday’s shooting on a 1986 comic book or the recent film is no different than blaming the destruction of the World Trade Center on the 1983 Marvel Comics issue. The real blame is in the minds of sick and disturbed individuals who decide to act out in a violent manner toward innocent human beings. It is not the fault of movies, comic books or even guns, but the twisted and fucked up minds of deranged assholes like James Holmes. And since you cannot punish thoughts, you have to punish something, right?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

National Security Threat: Obama’s Birth Certificate Proven Fraudulent

One of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. political history

Paul Joseph Watson
July 18, 2012

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s cold case posse has confirmed that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is “definitely fraudulent,” prompting the media and political establishment to launch a frenzied spin campaign in an effort to deflect attention from the astounding new evidence uncovered by the investigation.

In addition to the deluge of previous evidence clearly proving Obama’s long form birth certificate had been tampered with, including the fact that when analyzed the document clearly shows that layered text has been added in artificially and that the scan of the document is not an original, Arpaio and his posse unearthed tantalizing new information.

The most stunning revelation is the fact that in numerous places, Obama’s birth certificate has had information added at a later date than the original.

The posse was able to obtain the original 1961 coding guide used to fill in the birth certificates at the exact time Obama’s document was filed. For example, when describing the “race of father,” the number 9 on the coding guide indicates “unknown or not stated.”

The number 9 appears on Obama’s birth certificate in section 9 entitled “race of father.” This means that the race of Obama’s father was unknown or not stated at the time the original birth certificate was filed. However, the box also contains the word “African,” which was not even used as a descriptive term at the time. The fact that the document contradicts itself in that it denotes the “race of father” as not stated but then also “African” clearly indicates that “African” was added in at a later date.

The same error can be found in box 12b, “kind of business or industry,” which is also marked with a number 9 to denote ‘not stated’ yet also contains the word “University,” again clearly suggesting the document was tampered with at a later date.

Sheriff Arpaio has now promised to elevate the issue to a higher authority within the federal government.

“Although I am having a difficult time deciding who to forward this information to given the fact that the obvious choices report directly to the president, I cannot stand by and hold on to information that threatens to weaken national security,” said Arpaio.

If you’re wondering how the media and the political establishment will respond to this latest bombshell evidence that Obama’s background is completely fraudulent, look no further than two of the individuals featured in a Fox 10 news report.

Instead of attempting to respond to the astounding facts about the fraudulent nature of the birth certificate unearthed during the investigation, critics resorted to emotional manipulation.

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods labeled the issue “an absolute joke” and questioned why Arpaio would even look into the matter, before falsely claiming that most conservatives had “given up on this issue,” when in reality polls show that a majority of likely Republican voters believe that Obama was born in another country. Woods also labeled the matter “fake” and “offensive,” relying on the use of emotive words rather than challenging the facts surrounding the suspect birth certificate.

Democrat Paul Penzone, who is running against Arpaio for Maricopa County Sheriff, also displayed a jaw-dropping disregard for irony when he responded to the new evidence by stating, “I feel like it’s groundhog day, I’m hearing the same thing over and over again but you’re not going to convince me otherwise – I don’t want to hear any more.”

In other words, ‘my mind’s already made up – don’t bother me with the facts.’

“The media has demeaned this investigation at every turn as silly and wasteful,” said Lisa Allen, MCSO spokesperson. “We simply ask right now that you put your preconceived notions about this listen to the facts and if you can keep an open mind.”

However, none of the criticism of the investigation has dared to address the facts because they cannot be shot down. Instead, opponents of Sheriff Arpaio have cast aspersions about political motivations behind the investigation while others have resorted to name calling and petty jibes.

No matter what spin the media and political establishment attempt to put on this, the facts cannot be denied. President Obama’s birth certificate betrays innumerable instances clearly indicating that the document has been tampered with in an effort to manufacture the myth that Obama was born in the United States.

The manifestly logical conclusion that he was not creates an urgent national security threat and represents one of the biggest cover-ups in U.S. political history.

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