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Heroic Concealed Carrier Did Try To Take Down Cop Killers In Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Bob Owens:

 

” Various law enforcement agencies and military units  have memorials to those that have fallen in service to their country.

  If we ever build such a memorial to concealed carriers who put their lives at risk to save others, the name of Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas deserves to be on that wall.

  Wilcox was killed yesterday attempting to take down the deranged couple that had just  murdered Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo at a nearby Cici’s Pizza location.  Wilcox apparently spotted the husband as he rushed into Walmart, and tried to take him down:

 

 

The Journal Review picks up the story

 

 

” Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said it all began when Jerad Miller walked into the pizza parlor and quickly left, returning moments later with Amanda in tow.

“ They walked passed our officers, who were eating lunch in one of the booths, and immediately upon passing them, Jerad Miller pulled a handgun out and shot officer Soldo one time in the back of his head,” McMahill said.

  Officer Beck tried to engage the couple, but was shot in the throat before he could pull a trigger, McMahill said. The Millers then shot him several times more.

  The suspects pulled the officers from the booth and covered Beck with a Gadsen Flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t Tread on Me,” and threw a swastika on him. One of them then pinned a note to Soldo’s body that “basically stated that this is the beginning of a revolution,” McMahill said.

  The exact contents of the note have not been made public by Metro.

  Once the two entered the Wal-Mart, Jerad fired a single shot and repeated his call for revolution.

  Wilcox, 31, was near the cash registers when he saw events unfolding. He was armed with gun of his own, and told a friend he was going to do something.

  As he moved to confront Jerad Miller, Wilcox passed Amanda, not realizing the two were together. She slipped behind Wilcox and shot him at close range.”

 

 

 

Joseph Wilcox

 

 

 

   After killing Mr Wilcox the pair attempted to flee through the Walmart and out a back door , only to be thwarted in their attempt by the Vegas cops …

 

 

” Within minutes more Metro officers arrived on the scene in response to 911 calls. McMahill said they initially blocked the back door with a patrol car. After J**** M***** shot the door from the inside to open it, a five-officer team entered and exchanged gunfire with the couple.

  The shooting raged in the store’s automotive section, spilling oil and antifreeze onto the floor. The two were hiding behind items J**** M***** had stacked around them for protection, but A***** was hit by a bullet during the firefight, McMahill said.

  Pinned down by police and blocked from all exits, J**** laid down in front of A*****, and she shot him several times. Then she shot herself in the head.”

 

Read more here and here

 

God bless Mr Wilcox and those he left behind .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watch Hillary Clinton Narrowly Escape Getting Hit By Shoe Thrown At Her At Las Vegas Event

 

 

 

 

” A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

  The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage before an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay resort.

  Ilene Rosen, the wife of a conventioneer from Denver who was seated in the second row, said she saw an orange object fly toward the stage from a side aisle and papers fluttering in the air.

  Rosen said the woman had walked down the aisle to within six rows of the front of the seating area, threw the items, turned around, put her hands in the air and walked toward the back of the room. Security officers quickly caught up with her.

  In the hotel hallway, the middle-aged blonde woman sat calmly on a sofa, wearing a blue dress and thong sandals. She said she threw a shoe and dropped some papers, but didn’t identify herself to reporters or explain the action. Security officials then ushered reporters and photographers away.”

 

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Attention Blues Fans Now Is Your Chance To Get 2 Extra Nights Free

 

 

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This one is not to be missed, folks… Gather your crew and get bent with us!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

    See the links to decide on the package that is right for you . bear in mind that the package deals through the Riviera are the only way to see the shows . There will be no individual tickets will be sold . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Blues Bender Packages

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ready to Attend? Big Blues Bender is sold as “Packages” that include your accommodations as well as your event pass. Please note that this is the only way to attend the Bender. We want to protect your vacation investment, and Bender security will ensure only ticketed guests will enter our venues. Do not attempt to book accommodations at another hotel nor directly via the Riviera’s website, as any reservation made elsewhere is not transferable to Big Blues Bender.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

    All shows are held within the confines of the Riviera Resort and Casino and so there is no need to travel beyond the nearest elevator to see , hear and experience some of the greatest blues acts alive and performing today . With this lineup it is a bluesman’s nirvana . You’ll think you’ve died and gone to the Delta … Sign up now before it’s too late .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Who could pass up the chance to see the likes of BB King , Tab Benoit , Cocoa Montoya , Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials , Rick Estrin & The Nightcats , Charlie Musselwhite , George Thorogood , Ana Popovich and so many more Blues Giants all in one place ? You can follow the news about the Big Blues Bender at the website , on Facebook or follow them on Twitter .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Gun Tourism In Sin City

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Bob Irwin, owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas, considers himself the pioneer of machine gun tourism.

  Irwin has been renting out machine guns to tourists for shooting at his indoor gun range since the 1980s. “This is my idea,” he said.

  Customers can fire an array of machine guns, including a World War II-era Schmeisser submachine gun, a pink AK-47 with a “Hello Kitty” decal and a belt-fed M249 that’s currently used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Hello Kitty guns are “for the bachelorette parties to shoot,” Irwin explains.

  Irwin said that he used to be the only range in town where customers could fire machine guns. But five competitors have opened up just in the last year, dragging down his annual sales by 30%.

  Still, he says he averages about 200 customers a day.”

 

    If you’ve never had the pleasure of full-auto shooting we highly recommend that you give it a try . It is a blast , pun intended , and Nevada is not the only machine gun friendly state . If you live in the northeast you can experience the same fun in New Hampshire . The Manchester Firing Line , a range that we belong to offers a very similar experience to Las Vegas’ The Gun Store . Give it a shot . You won’t be disappointed .

 

 

 

 

   Other states where you can legally rent and shoot full-auto include North Carolina , Florida , South Carolina as well as these states listed below :

Arizona
 (5)
Arkansas (1) Colorado (1) Connecticut (1)
Florida (1) Georgia (1) Hawaii (2) Illinois (1)
Indiana (1) Kentucky (2) Maryland (2) Massachusetts (1)
Michigan (1) Minnesota (1) Nevada (6) New Hampshire (2)
New Mexico (1) North Carolina (1) Ohio (3) Oklahoma (2)
Oregon (1) Pennsylvania (1) South Carolina (2) Texas (2)
For a summary of NFA class weapons laws , both Federal and State go here .
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Devastating Benghazi Timeline Reveals Obama MIA

 

 

 

 

” Release of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Benghazi timeline comes as a new Senate report published Wednesday concluded that “the attacks were preventable.”

  As the GAI timeline reveals, Obama failed to attend his daily intelligence briefing for the five consecutive days leading up to the September 11, 2012 attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.”

 

Breitbart has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Violence Reported As Retailers Usher In Start Of Holiday Shopping Season

Tis The Season For Brawling

 

 

   If this is the way “adults” act is it any surprise that their children behave like animals too ? This is what a secular society brings about . No faith , no morals …

 

” The early start to this year’s shopping mayhem did not prevent several reported violent confrontations at stores around the nation that opened up for Black Friday, which is typically considered the biggest shopping day of the year.”

   You can treat yourself to more videos of shameful behavior here if you so desire . Undoubtably there will be more as the day rolls on . By opening their doors on Thanksgiving night the major retailers have just provided more time for the predatory shoppers to clash . It’s an embarrassing day to be an American . We hang our head in shame .

 

” In the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, a driver believed to be involved in a shoplifting scheme was shot by authorities after dragging a police officer who was trying to stop him in the parking lot of a Kohl’s department store late Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported. 

  At a Wal-Mart in the Southern California city of Rialto, a police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight after a store manager decided to open the doors early, which police said led to the melee, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.

  In Las Vegas, a customer who had purchased a big-screen television at Target was shot in the leg while walking to a nearby apartment complex, KLAS-TV reported. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.”

 

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas Installs “Intellistreets” Light Fixtures Capable Of Recording Conversations

 

 

 

” The Las Vegas Public Works Department has begun testing a newly installed street light system around City Hall with wide-ranging capabilities including audio and video recording.

According to the Michigan based “Illuminating Concepts,” the system’s main benefits include “energy management, security and entertainment.” The Las Vegas setup includes such features as emergency notification flashers, playable music and a sound announcement system, all controlled from an Ipad.

“Actually, there’s a server that’s housed by the company that’s providing this product and we’re communicating with just a wireless, wi-fi connection,” Neil Rohleder of the Public Works Department told My News 3.

The company’s lights, which also offer a “Homeland Security” feature, received major backlash in 2011 following reports of the system’s federally-funded roll out across the country. The feature allows for emergency government announcements which will likely include such slogans as “See Something, Say Something” as well as other irrationally fear-based messages already seen in Wal Mart’s DHS-run “telescreens.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada Family Says Police Occupation of Homes Violated the Third Amendment

 

” You don’t often hear about lawsuits based on the Third Amendment, the one that says “no soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” That usually overlooked provision is cited in a federal lawsuit recently filed by Anthony Mitchell and his parents, Michael and Linda Mitchell—an oddity for which we can thank the Henderson, Nevada, police department.

The Mitchells, who live in separate houses near each other in the Las Vegas suburb, were forcibly evicted from their homes on July 10, 2011, by police officers responding to a domestic violence report involving one of their neighbors. Here is how it all started, according to the complaint:”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENGHAZI: Names Of ‘Whistleblower’ Witnesses Revealed

 

 

 

 

 

” Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

 

 

     Gregory N. Hicks

 

 

 

” Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.”

 

 

 

Eric Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biographies via State Dept Website

 

Mark I. Thompson

 

” Mark Thompson is the Deputy Coordinator for Operations in the Bureau of Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State. He joined the State Department as a U.S. Marine in 1996, transitioned to the Civil Service in 1998, and assumed this position in 2006.

In this position, Mr. Thompson advises senior leadership on operational counterterrorism matters, and ensures that the United States can rapidly respond to global terrorism crises. Specifically, Ops coordinates policy and operational proposals; plans for crisis response during significant international events; collaborates with USG and international partners to develop technologies for countering terrorism; develops and conducts overseas counterterrorism exercises; and leads the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST).

The FEST is the U.S. Government’s only interagency, on-call team poised to rapidly respond to terrorist incidents worldwide. The FEST assists and advises the U.S. Ambassador in assessing the situation and coordinating USG crisis response activities. Mr. Thompson has led numerous FEST deployments in support of U.S. Ambassadors, including deployments to Latin America (2001), Southeast Asia (2002), and Africa (2006). Previously, he deployed as a FEST Operations Officer in response to the 1998 East Africa U.S. Embassy bombings and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen.

Mr. Thompson leads Department of State participation in counterterrorism training events. Every year Ops works with both its U.S. government and international partners to plan and conduct numerous counterterrorism crisis response exercises around the world. For example, Ops leads the planning efforts to conduct exercises that prepare the USG for major international events such as the Olympics and Pan American Games.

From 1978 to 1998 Mr. Thompson served in multiple positions as an infantry officer in all four U.S. Marine Divisions, and with embarked amphibious forces. Upon his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, he assumed a civil service position in the (then) Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. In 2004 and 2005, he served with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, where he coordinated interagency responses to hostage takings. Mr. Thompson was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in 2008. “

 

 

 

 

   No picture found . Neither Hicks nor Nordstrom appear in the State Dept biography listings here or here

    Under ” Chiefs of Mission Listed by Country or Organization ” there is no listing for Libya at all and the website doesn’t offer any information on Deputy Chiefs.

 

 

 

” Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, and wife Victoria Toensing, a former chief counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee — Republicans — disclosed this week that in their private practice in the nation’s capital, they now represent pro bono two career State Department employees who regard themselves as “whistleblowers” and would be testifying before Issa’s committee at its next Benghazi hearing, on May 8. 

The lawyers said their clients believe their accounts of Benghazi were spurned by the Accountability Review board (ARB), the official investigative body convened by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to review the terrorist attacks, and that the two employees have faced threats and intimidation from as-yet-unnamed superiors.

“The people that we are representing are career civil servants…people who have served the country overseas…in dangerous positions all over the world, have risked their lives and only want to tell the truth.”

 

   It isn’t clear to us here whether the two “career civil servants” that diGenova and Toensing are representing are two of the three mentioned above or two entirely different witnesses and what of the other thirty-odd people who were actually in Benghazi that night and lived to tell not tell of it ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tunnel People That Live Under The Streets Of America

 

 

” Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people that are living underground beneath the streets of major U.S. cities?  It is happening in Las Vegas, it is happening in New York City and it is even happening in Kansas City.  As the economy crumbles, poverty in the United States is absolutely exploding and so is homelessness.

The New York Post followed one homeless man known as “John Travolta” on a tour through the underground world.  What they discovered was a world that is very much different from what most New Yorkers experience…

 
 

In the tunnels, their world is one of malt liquor, tight spaces, schizophrenic neighbors, hunger and spells of heat and cold. Travolta and the others eat fairly well, living on a regimented schedule of restaurant leftovers, dumped each night at different times around the neighborhood above his foreboding home.

Even as the Dow hits record high after record high, poverty in New York City continues to rise at a very frightening pace.  Incredibly, the number of homeless people sleeping in the homeless shelters of New York City has increased by a whopping 19 percent over the past year.”

 

HT/THE INTERNET POST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panetta Can’t Explain Why Obama Never Called Back During Benghazi Attack

 

 

 

 

 

” Under questioning from South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could not explain why President Barack Obama spoke with him only once on Sept. 11, 2012 during the Benghazi terrorist attack, and never called back for any updates for over seven hours.

Here’s the exchange between Graham, Gen. Martin Dempsey and Sec. Panetta at a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing on Thursday:

SEN. GRAHAM: Your testimony, as I understand it, Secretary Panetta, that you talked to the president of the United States one time.
SEC. PANETTA: I talked to him on Sept. 11 with regards to the fact that we were aware this attack was taking place.
SEN. GRAHAM: One time.
SEC. PANETTA: Right.
SEN. GRAHAM: What time did you tell him that?
SEC. PANETTA: I think that was approximately about 5 o’clock?”

HOME INTRUDERS MAKE FATAL MISTAKE OF BREAKING INTO ARMED 72-YEAR-OLD MAN’S HOME — GUESS WHAT HAPPENED

 

 

LV Homeowner Kills Bandit

 

 

” A 72-year-old homeowner immediately retrieved his handgun when he heard several home intruders attempting to gain entry to his Las Vegas residence early Monday morning. And when the criminals entered his bedroom, he opened fire, killing one of the suspects and sending the rest fleeing, KLAS-TV reports.

The incident was the second time in three days that a homeowner in Las Vegas had used a firearm during an attempted burglary and fired at an intruder.

The elderly homeowner, identified as Dr. Joseph Piracci, is also a recent burglary victim. Police say charges against Piracci are not expected.”

 

12 Miles Of Guns: SHOT Show Kicks Off In Las Vegas

 

 

” The largest gun show in the world has opened its doors in Las Vegas, revealing 12.5 miles of firearms, ammunition and related gear from every major gun manufacturer on earth.

The annual SHOT show — short for Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade — is owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry trade association. Each year the show generates millions of dollars in revenue that NSSF uses to fund programs that help “promote, protect and preserve” hunting and the shooting sports.

Attendance to the show is restricted to shooting, hunting and outdoor trade professionals and commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement and tactical products and services, however, meaning hunters, sports shooters and shooting clubs are not permitted entry.

Similarly, they do not permit any personal firearms or ammunition. Only exhibitors’ firearms on display that have had their firing pins are permitted.

A bucketload of celebrities, from the A&E’s Duck Dynasty family through to NASCAR driver Jason White, will also be making an appearance this year. The show will also host legendary Vietnam War sniper Chuck Mawhinney, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, pro shooter Doug Koenig, country music singer Mark Wills and SEAL Team 3 sniper Chris Kyle. “

Bill Clinton Caught In Lie Over Mass Shootings “Fact”

 

 

 

” Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday of last week. During his speech, he took time to assault guns and gun owners. But the facts he put forth were less than truthful, as we’ve come to expect from “Slick Willy.”

Well here comes his whopper. He demonstrated that he supports another “assault weapons ban” as he said,

“Half of all mass killings in the United States have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired in 2005. Half of all of them in the history of the country.”

 

 

The Numbers:


                 According to “Mass Public Shootings By the Decade” By Grant Duwe, director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota Department of Corrections

1900s : zero

1910s: 2

1920s: 2

1930s: 942

1940s: 8

1950s: 1

1960s: 6

1970s: 13

1980s: 32

1990s: 42
*.20
2000s: 28

2010s (three years): 14

Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton’s Life As A High-Priced Las Vegas Hooker Revealed

 

 

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” For the last year runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, a 3 time U.S. Olympian and 9 time NCAA individual champion, worked for Haley Heston’s Private Collection escort service as a $600/hr prostitute under name Kelly Lundy. The Smoking Gun broke the story today ending her new career.

[W]hen working as an escort, she inexplicably shared her true identity with several male clients, believing that her secret was somehow safe with strangers who paid for her company by leaving envelopes stuffed with cash on bathroom vanities in swanky hotels.

When approached by a reporter earlier this month in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, Favor Hamilton initially denied any connection with the escort service, Haley Heston’s Private Collection. But Favor Hamilton–who is married to her college sweetheart, a lawyer, and is the mother of a seven-year-old girl–eventually acknowledged her work as “Kelly.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When The Holiday Inn Just Won’t Do 

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“When you’re taking a trip, whether for business or for pleasure, you want to be comfortable. And for most of us, being “comfortable” away from home simply means staying in a clean hotel room that has cable, a mini fridge, and a clean shower. However, as the rich people of the world demonstrate time and time again, “comfort” is a relative term.”

… OVER OBAMA’S LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THE DAY OF THE BENGHAZI ATTACK

 

 

 

” Here are the key exchanges between Wallace and Axelrod:

Q. How soon after the attack did the President meet with the National Security Council, with people from state, with people from the…, the Director of National Intelligence, with all of the various people to try to sort out what happened in Benghazi?

A. Look. We are sorting out what happened there. Understand that the President the day after the attack called it an act of terror and charged everyone with responsibility for getting to the bottom of what happened.

Axelrod’s answer is clearly not responsive. He not only declines to answer the “how soon” part, he doesn’t even say that Obama has ever met with those about whom Wallace inquired. “

100 Percent FED Up

 

“An act of war, not a movie protest”

  ” But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too
busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-
hop radio show hosted by “The Pimp With A Limp.” In the real State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is guarded by Marines with no
ammunition, but they do enjoy the soft-power muscle of a Foreign Service officer, one Lloyd
Schwartz, tweeting frenziedly into cyberspace (including a whole chain directed at my own Twitter handle, for some reason) about how America deplores insensitive people who are so insensitively insensitive that they don’t
respectfully respect all religions equally respectfully and sensitively, even as the raging mob is pouring through the gates.”

Read the whole thing .

Steyn on Shame

  ” On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt.

“I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I have ever seen,” Steyn said. “Every American should be ashamed of their president.” “

 

Listen to the audio at the link .

“As Embassy In Yemen Attacked,
Obama Discusses “Tough Day” At
Campaign Appearance”

And The Winner Is …

  “Las Vegas - Six ballots later, the Libertarian National Committee has a new chair: Geoff Neale.

Neale, a former chair of the national committee between 2002-2004 and the Texas state party in 90s, was not a candidate for the race until today when he was nominated from the floor before the third round of voting. Neale, originally from England, is a technology consultant. He defeated None Of The Above 61 percent to 37 percent. “

  “The Libertarian Party is committed to the same freedom which earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade …”

You can find the schedule of events here .

Of Course He Did …

Harry Reid is just as much of an embarrassment as is Nancy Pelosi . It’s a wonder what they would do if they hadn’t found politics as careers . Carnival barkers , maybe .

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