Something we’ve missed or you think should be discussed?
Raise it here. And play nicely, please.
Just something to keep people wondering what kind of Idiots we are going to be faced with, thanks to ‘man-made’ climate change being taught in the schools…
Haven’t looked yet, but betting I find more.
Superhot here in the southeast USA. I haven’t heard anyone blaming global warming. Yet.
106 degrees yesterday. Triple-digit heat thru Monday. My A/C can’t handle this.
17,000 border agents: Holder must resign
Group cites ‘utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government’
Published: 06/18/2012 at 3:06 PM
The National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 17,000 of the agency’s non-supervisory agents, called for the resignation Monday of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for his role in the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran himself, described Mr. Holder’s actions in the case as “a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country,” adding that the attorney general has shown “an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government.”
Two semi-automatic AK-47 assault weapons found at the scene of the Dec. 15, 2010, killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry were traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to “straw buyers” who bought the weapons as part of the Fast and Furious investigation.
Agent Terry died during a gunfight with heavily armed Mexican bandits along the U.S.-Mexico border south of Tucson. More than 2,000 weapons purchased during the ATF-led Fast and Furious operation were “walked” to drug smugglers in Mexico. More than 600 of them are still missing.
Latest Drop in U.S. Murder Rate Will Confound Critics of Self-Defense Laws
Posted on June 15, 2012
The FBI is expected to report the final 2011 figures around the end of the summer. Assuming those figures match the current estimates, the nation’s murder rate has been cut by about 53 percent and the total violent crime rate has been cut by about 49 percent since 1991, when violent crime hit an all-time high. Stated another way, the nation’s murder rate has fallen to about a 48-year low, and the nation’s total violent crime rate has fallen to about a 41-year low.
Obviously, this is bad news on top of bad news for gun control groups. Ever since the 1970s, they have said that more guns must–as if by some law of nature–result in more crime. It’s also bad news for people who are currently trying to undermine self-defense laws that have been popularly-termed “Castle Doctrine” or “Stand Your Ground.”
Think about this. We are in a recession, people have been out of work for years, losing houses, savings, etc, and crime is just way down and we’re swimmingly happy? This defies logic. Tough times are not known for bringing out the best in people–not when they last over years. The news media is known, however, for painting whatever rosy picture they think will help with their candidate winning. Homeless problems disappeared 6 months after Obama was elected and murders stopped within a year. And we have some really great beachfront property for sale in Minnesota……..
Crime never goes down in hard times.
It’s that “Murders Created or Saved” formula that the Liberal Dems use. Apparently it is a mathmatical formula only known to David Axelrod….. He is like the Matt Damon character in the movie “Good Shill Haunting”!
On another topic, anyone else around here recognize an enormous opportunity for the growth and influence of junkscience in the Supreme Court decision upholding the absence of limits on government on health care and the similar decision in lower appellate court on CO2 ( “this is how science works” per the judges)? (Also noted by Eric Baumholder in the weight gain regulatory dilemma post below.)
Seems to me – as someone who is 30 pounds “overweight,” drives an SUV and who likes his salt but has no blood pressure problem what so ever – that there will be an enormous increase in the market for junkscience now that the conversation has moved from “can and should the government be doing that?” to “what kind of scentific study can rationalize what government agencies (and Mayor Bloomberg) want to do next?”
Bizarre: Farm workers threatened at gunpoint for ‘causing global warming’ by harvesting crops.
Posted on June 29, 2012 by Anthony Watts
Humans cutting down forest land to farm is nothing new. However, charging rural farmers for causing global warming is. A controversial formula is quantifying the damage villagers have to pay for their small scale farming. Now, the villagers are taking a stand against what they know is wrong.
PHETCHABUN – Early one Thursday morning, a gun was pointed at Ms. Kwanla Saikhumtung, a 34-year-old mother, because she was farming.
The man who pointed the gun was one of ten armed officers from Phu Pha Daeng, the local wildlife sanctuary in Lomsak district. After observing the villagers for three days, the officers finally informed Ms. Kwanla and twelve fellow villagers from Huay Kontha that they were trespassing on wildlife sanctuary land. They demanded that the villagers come to the police station to talk with them.
They refused. The villager that hired them paid taxes on the plot, leading the villagers to believe they had a right to work the land, and they worried about finishing their work.
The officers quickly became annoyed. One threatened to shoot any villager that resisted the officers’ orders.
“Are you really going to shoot? I’m here to harvest the corn, and you want to shoot us?” Ms. Kwanla shouted. She then bravely grabbed the barrel of the gun, pressed it to her chest, and said, “If you’re going to shoot, shoot.”
The officer lowered his gun. That night, the officers marched the reluctant villagers through the community and drove them to the police station.
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