9 votes

Police Organization Calls For Background Checks On All Gun Sales

In the least shocking news of the day, police from across the United States have declared their support for background checks on all private gun sales. The name of the group that made this call to action is the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.

In the press release, Baltimore, MD, Police Chief Jim Johnson is cited as claiming that forty percent of firearm transactions are private and thus do not require a federal background check. He compares this to allowing forty percent of airline passengers to board an airplane without going through security.

24 votes

DP Poll: Should Doctor Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

A question inspired by this story about a 29 year old woman who has terminal brain cancer, and has scheduled her death for November 1.

Cancer patient Brittany Maynard, scheduled to die Saturday, checked last item on ‘bucket list’
By Lindsey Bever | October 29, 2014

Last week, Brittany Maynard stood atop the Grand Canyon, dressed in a banana-yellow shirt, hot-pink sweater and a quiet smile. She posed in snapshots with her family — documenting the last adventure on her “bucket list.”

Maynard, 29, was diagnosed in April with a stage 4 malignant brain tumor and given six months to live. She also learned how she could suffer in the end, losing her ability to speak and use her own body. So, earlier this month, she made plans to die on her own terms.

“I don’t want to die,” Maynard told CBS “This Morning.” But she said she’s now suffering from “bone-splitting” headaches, seizures and “moments when I’m looking at my husband’s face and I can’t think of his name.”

6 votes

Boston Update: Third Tsarnaev friend convicted for lying to the Feds

By James Henry on Oct 29, 2014 | WhoWhatWhy

Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” trials now paving the way for the main act in the prosecution of America’s largest terrorist act since 9/11, the Boston Bombing.

They’re worth paying attention to, for what they demonstrate about how the government is ensuring that the official story will stick all the way through to conviction.

The latest development in this blockbuster drama came during the trial and conviction of Robel Phillipos, friend of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A jury on Oct. 28 convicted him on two counts of lying to investigators, for which he now faces up to 16 years in prison.

35 votes

Israeli Attacked U.S.S. Liberty Film to be Aired October 31 at 10 PM. Please share this info with your friends and colleagues.

A new film on the USS Liberty will air Friday, 10 pm EST on Al Jazeera America. Please tell others about this and try to view it!

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/schedule.html

For more information on Israel's 1967 attack on the American ship, see http://honorlibertyvets.org/

2 votes

Jim Rickards: QE4 Coming in 2015.

7 votes

An Embarrassment for NASA: Supply-Filled ISS Rocket Explodes in Virgina

...is the narrative being advanced that PRIVATE firms cannot be trusted to provide an adequate/comparable/superior product or technology to the International Space Program that our government participates in? ONLY a government(severely deficient in revenues) can?

16 votes

Feds cut off internet, dress up as technicians to conduct warrantless search

speed read:
ell, here's one more reason not to trust Comcast: Those internet repairmen at your door may actually be undercover agents — especially if they arrived promptly after the outage occurred. Indeed, Nevada courts are currently considering whether it's legal for the government to cut off your internet or other utilities, dress up as technicians, and then gain entrance to your house to conduct a warrantless search.

10 votes

Phil Collins gives vast Alamo collection to Texas

AN ANTONIO (AP) — British pop star Phil Collins on Tuesday handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas.

Collins was in San Antonio to donate what's considered the world's largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie's legendary knife and letters from garrison commander William B. Travis.

"There's things in there that will make your mouth drop," Collins said.

16 votes

Sheriff Commits to not Participating in "No Refusal" Checkpoints

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/sheriffs-office-won...

Gene Kelly has been the Clark County Sheriff since forever and has a lot of respect locally. It's common to say, "I vote a straight Republican ticket, except for Gene Kelly, of course."

That's why I was surprised the county was participating in this "no refusal" checkpoint. Well, it turns out Gene Kelly is having nothing to do with it anymore.

16 votes

"Heading for the hills" is not a good survival plan and here's why


http://youtu.be/ghMOBjdQy6Q

I have actually had one idiot tell me he would just come shoot my cow if SHTF, after I pointed out that there will be no deer or elk in the wilderness after about three days of everyone "heading for the hills."
The cow thus threatened is my milk cow, when she was a calf. She would have been less than 100 pounds of meat. I plan to keep her as a breed cow and milk her for my own food, and to have enough to share if people come to me hungry.

15 votes

Find out what your county is stockpiling.

We have all heard about our police departments stockpiling military surplus. Simply go to this link to see what yours has acquired. Anything interesting in your county? Sound off in the comments section.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/military-hardware-local-pd-...

Remember, those things listed are at a HUGE discount price. Those $499 5.56 rifles are most likely auto M4's, and those $79000 "utility vehicles" are most likely armored vehicles.

8 votes

"Stop Thanking Me For My Service" – Former US Army Ranger Blasts American Foreign Policy

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz has said of the upcoming Concert for Valor:

“The post-9/11 years have brought us the longest period of sustained warfare in our nation’s history. The less than one percent of Americans who volunteered to serve during this time have afforded the rest of us remarkable freedoms — but that freedom comes with a responsibility to understand their sacrifice, to honor them, and to appreciate the skills and experience they offer when they return home.”

7 votes

The government did stop the release on the death about patient zero, for 4 days !

This 60 minutes interview with health care workers at his bedside gives the time of death as Saturday the very day the Israeli news paper reported it . The Government reported the death as Wednesday. So should we deny info because it comes from outside the MSM ? Start view at 6min 10sec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pp28QYJDMI#t=391

24 votes

Former Cop Headed to Trial for Raping a Child While Other Officers Watched

Pharr, TX — Trial is set to begin December 1, in the case of former Pharr police officer Erasmo Mata, Jr., accused of repeated first-degree felony sexual assaults of a child.

A federal civil lawsuit filed with Texas Southern District Court back in May accused Mata of assaulting the minor five times, on five separate occasions, all while on duty. The suit alleges that the attacks took place in abandoned houses around the city as other Pharr police officers stood by and watched.

12 votes

Saudi Arabia's Secret Plan to Sabotage U.S. Oil Production

By Jason Simpkin
www.outsiderclub.com

...some observers believe that Saudi Arabia is pushing down oil prices to hurt Russia and other petro-states unfriendly to the U.S.

However, that seems unlikely...

...It takes a lot more money to produce oil from shale than it does traditional wells.
The cost of drilling shale and deepwater formations ranges from $85 to $115 for each barrel of oil produced, compared to $20 to $30 per barrel for traditional oil wells in Saudi Arabia.

The Tuscaloosa shale in Louisiana breaks even at about $92 per barrel, for example.

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