Published on Sep 15, 2014
” Our third episode is an exclusive interview with Kahler Nygard, getting the full story on the video he posted last week, showing some startling TSA harassment after he landed in the Denver International Airport. TSA agent Alex Grossman demanded that Kahler go through “additional screening” of his person and luggage, upon arrival in Denver. The mainstream media has continually distorted this story, doing everything from labeling Kahler as a suspected Somali terrorist, to trying to defend the TSA by implying Kahler didn’t get complete screening at this departure airport in Minneapolis. Next Level BS get’s the story straight from Kahler Nygard himself. “
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” Last Sunday, in his message congratulating Muslims on Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, Barack Obama wrote: “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” That’s right: he said “many achievements and contributions.” I could only think of five. Maybe you will be able to think of some more.”
” 5. Getting us here in the first place`
This one predates the United States as a nation, but without it, the United States would not exist. Every schoolchild knows, or used to know, that in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America while searching for a new, westward sea route to Asia. But why was he searching for a new route to Asia? Because the fall of Constantinople to the Muslims in 1453 closed the trade routes to the East. This was devastating for European tradesmen, who had until then traveled to Asia for spices and other goods by land. Columbus’s voyage was trying to ease the plight of these merchants by bypassing the Muslims altogether and making it possible for Europeans to reach India by sea.
So the bellicosity and intransigence of Islam ultimately opened the Americas for Europe – and made the United States possible.”
” By John W. Whitehead
June 16, 2014
“ A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison
“ Here [in New Mexico], we are moving more toward a national police force. Homeland Security is involved with a lot of little things around town. Somebody in Washington needs to call a timeout.”—Dan Klein, retired Albuquerque Police Department sergeant.
If the United States is a police state, then the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is its national police force, with all the brutality, ineptitude and corruption such a role implies. In fact, although the DHS’ governmental bureaucracy may at times appear to be inept and bungling, it is ruthlessly efficient when it comes to building what the Founders feared most—a standing army on American soil.
The third largest federal agency behind the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the DHS—with its 240,000 full-time workers, $61 billion budget and sub-agencies that include the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—has been aptly dubbed a “runaway train.”
In the 12 years since it was established to “prevent terrorist attacks within the United States,” the DHS has grown from a post-9/11 knee-jerk reaction to a leviathan with tentacles in every aspect of American life. With good reason, a bipartisan bill to provide greater oversight and accountability into the DHS’ purchasing process has been making its way through Congress.
A better plan would be to abolish the DHS altogether. In making the case for shutting down the de facto national police agency, analyst Charles Kenny offers the following six reasons: one, the agency lacks leadership; two, terrorism is far less of a threat than it is made out to be; three, the FBI has actually stopped more alleged terrorist attacks than DHS; four, the agency wastes exorbitant amounts of money with little to show for it; five, “An overweight DHS gets a free pass to infringe civil liberties without a shred of economic justification”; and six, the agency is just plain bloated.
To Kenny’s list, I will add the following: The menace of a national police force, a.k.a. a standing army, vested with so much power cannot be overstated, nor can its danger be ignored. Indeed, as the following list shows, just about every nefarious deed, tactic or thuggish policy advanced by the government today can be traced back to the DHS, its police state mindset, and the billions of dollars it distributes to police agencies in the form of grants.
Militarizing police and SWAT teams. The DHS routinely hands out six-figure grants to enable local municipalities to purchase military-style vehicles, as well as a veritable war chest of weaponry, ranging from tactical vests, bomb-disarming robots, assault weapons and combat uniforms. This rise in military equipment purchases funded by the DHS has, according to analysts Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, “paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams.” The end result? An explosive growth in the use of SWAT teams for otherwise routine police matters, an increased tendency on the part of police to shoot first and ask questions later, and an overall mindset within police forces that they are at war—and the citizenry are the enemy combatants.”
Below are a list of other ways in which the State is busy eroding our Constitutional rights , all explored in greater depth at the Rutherford Institute .
” Spying on activists, dissidents and veterans.
Distributing license plate readers.
Contracting to build detention camps.
Tracking cell-phones with Stingray devices.
Carrying out military drills and lockdowns in American cities.
Using the TSA as an advance guard.
Conducting virtual strip searches with full-body scanners.
Carrying out soft target checkpoints.
Directing government workers to spy on Americans.
Conducting widespread spying networks using fusion centers.
Carrying out Constitution-free border control searches.
Funding city-wide surveillance cameras.
Utilizing drones and other spybots.
It’s not difficult to see why the DHS has been described as a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast.” If it is a beast, however, it is a beast that is accelerating our nation’s transformation into a police state through its establishment of a standing army, a.k.a. national police force.
This, too, is nothing new. Historically, as I show in my book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, the establishment of a national police force has served as a fundamental and final building block for every totalitarian regime that has ever wreaked havoc on humanity, from Hitler’s all-too-real Nazi Germany to George Orwell’s fictional Oceania. Whether fictional or historical, however, the calling cards of these national police agencies remain the same: brutality, inhumanity, corruption, intolerance, rigidity, and bureaucracy—in other words, evil. “
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” A police chief was detained and harassed by federal agents while traveling to a constitutional convention before returning home to be told he was being placed on administrative leave and ordered to disband his police department after signing a pledge to uphold the bill of rights.
Police Chief Shane Harger of the Jemez Springs, NM Police Department was flying out of Albuquerque Airport last week on his way to a Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) convention taking place in Las Vegas. CSPOA is an organization headed up by Sheriff Richard Mack under which law enforcement officers gather to re-affirm their commitment to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Before passing security, Harger was approached by a TSA agent who asked the police chief to show his credentials. Moments later, a man claiming to be a “federal agent” also asked to see Harger’s credentials before telling him he was a “person of interest.” The federal agent then demanded to know where Harger was traveling to and why.”
” Newly released records confirm a 2012 Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) report that the State Department cleared the way for a visiting delegation of Muslim Brotherhood officials to enter the country without undergoing routine inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
The April 2012 visit came before the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate was elected Egypt’s president, although the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had won a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections. The expedited entry is known as a “port courtesy” normally reserved for high-ranking visiting government officials and dignitaries.
The records, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. They offer few details. The State Department released a one-page document labeled “Compiled References to MB Delegation Arrival and Departure” containing four separate communications between March 30 and April 16, 2012 about the Brotherhood delegation. It is not clear who wrote them or who received them.”
Illustration by Mike Lester
” Russian TV celebrity turned political activist Ksenia Sobchak claims she was “stripped naked” and searched by a female TSA agent at Miami International Airport.
After TSA workers wrongly detected explosives on her fingers, the 32-year-old television presenter says a “large black woman” performed a “pervy” strip search on her which Sobchak regarded as a “sexual act”. The glamorous socialite was returning from a Christmas party in Miami.
” Sobchak said she had a spa massage with jojoba oil mixed with glycerin before boarding her flight that might have triggered the airport’s security equipment. She said she was told that this happens two or three times a day at the airport,” reports RIA Novosti.
Sobchak described the encounter on her Twitter page but was seemingly surprised at the media attention the issue generated.”
” A new GAO report recommends that Congress end the SPOT program, which attempts to catch terrorists by suspicious behaviors they may exhibit at airport checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration currently spends more than $200 million a year on the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques program, even though there has been criticism from the start that there is no solid science behind it.
Here are observations about SPOT from my new Cato study on the TSA to be released next Tuesday:
The SPOT program illustrates the problems with top-down federal control over aviation security. “
The Federal government , through the auspices of the TSA has wasted over a billion dollars in the past six years on a program that trains the TSA employees to “visually determine” likely terror suspects . When you are through laughing at the TSA’s well-publicized attempts at “profiling” potential terrorists (think nuns , grannies & 5 Year-olds) , consider the waste of time , money , liberty and human dignity that this six year fiasco represents.
” Paul Anthony Ciancia is a 23-year-old that was described by classmates as a loner. His family is from Salem, New Jersey. He was a victim of bullying during high school and played in the marching band. Many have speculated who is he, and most importantly to a few, what political party did he support. If you guessed “Tea Party”, you’d be wrong.
Well, as it turns out that the Salem County Clerk’s office has a way to tell you for sure. For $12, you can pull the voter registration records of anyone that signed up in the county. One man on the internet named “Mike” did just that to end the dispute once and for all. Turns out that the Paul Anthony Ciancia of Salem, New Jersey, born in 1990, that moved to LA, California, was a registered Democrat.”
It’s time to ban the hate … ban liberals with guns …
* UPDATE : This post has turned out to be popular beyond our wildest dreams so we felt the need for a bit of clarification . Due to a shortage in our editorial staff we were unable to corroborate the central claim to this story . Admittedly we only had an hour or so to try and find a link to the voter registration rolls and we failed to do so . It would have been very helpful had the original source provided a link to “Mike’s” disclosure and we would be grateful to any reader that can provide back-up to the assertion that Ciancia is in fact a registered democrat .
Until said corroboration comes to light we feel that we should qualify our assertion with the term “allegedly” in the hopes of maintaining our reputation for accuracy and so as to not become just another rumor-mongering rag like so much of the boot-licking MSM . In the meantime enjoy this video from earlier in the year that makes the point that a large proportion of America’s mass shooters come from the Left and are not , as the media would have you believe , “right-wing gun nuts” .
” Planning on flying anywhere for the holidays? If you owe back taxes, are a frequent flyer, or own a blog that is critical of the government, you might want to rethink your plans. Under the radar in October, the TSA tightened their screening guide lines to include these in their “screenings”. In fact they want a full background check.
The procedure has been in place but was not activated until recently. The TSA released the screening regulations in order to comply with government requirements. The new regulations put some of the data collection of the National Security Administration (NSA) scrutiny to shame. As usual the details of the new provisions were never announced to the public.
So what are the things they are looking in to? Here is a quick list from TSA and the New York Times.
- private employment information to include who you work for
- vehicle registrations
- travel history
- property ownership records and what property you claim
- physical characteristics
- tax identification numbers and tax history
- past travel itineraries
- law enforcement information
- “intelligence” information (the key word list used by the NSA)
- passport numbers
- frequent flier information
- other “identifiers” linked to DHS databases (including web history and information, critical speaking of the government)
It has gotten so far out of hand that people came to the New York Times to get the information out.
I think the best way to look at it is as a pre-crime assessment every time you fly,” said Edward Hasbrouck, a consultant to the Identity Project, one of the groups that oppose the prescreening initiatives. “The default will be the highest, most intrusive level of search, and anything less will be conditioned on providing some additional information in some fashion.” “
This is wrong on so many levels that we don’t even know where to start .
This Is Comforting… TSA Agents Scatter During LAX Shooting
Published on Nov 2, 2013
” According to an eyewitness, TSA agents scattered during the shooting yesterday at LAX.
Everybody started running through TSA down into the gates in the terminal there. And, TSA was running with us and they kept saying, “Keep running! Keep running!”to the gates.”
The Transportation Security Agency would seem to offer little in the way of security unless the potential perpetrator is an unarmed ninety year old woman or five year old child . Against a real armed foe … not so much .
” The federal air marshal arrested Thursday for allegedly taking cell phone photos underneath women’s dresses and skirts as they boarded a Nashville flight has been relieved of all duties, according to the Federal Air Marshal Service.
Adam J. Bartsch, 28, was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he admitted to the alleged crime.
A police affidavit said a witness grabbed Bartsch’s cell phone during the boarding of Southwest Airlines flight 3132 from Nashville to Tampa and showed it to a flight attendant.”
” Travelers who crack jokes about the TSA’s ludicrous security procedures could face arrest, according to a new loudspeaker warning being broadcast at airports in the U.S.
While traveling through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Matt Miller heard a security announcement repeatedly aired on the airport intercom that left him disturbed.
These new loudspeaker warnings remind us that the TSA continues to excel at indoctrinating Americans to be well-behaved prisoners via obedience training – reminding them that they can be disappeared if they dare speak out of turn, even in a humorous way.
This is a totally unlawful and illegitimate violation of the First Amendment and is obviously designed to intimidate travelers and stop them from complaining about aggressive grope downs which in some cases involve TSA workers touching travelers’ genitals.”
” She says she had no warning that someone was going to search her car after she left to catch her flight. So the woman contacted News10NBC.
We found out it happened to her because she valet parked her car. Those are the only cars that get inspected.
So if security feels it is necessary to search some cars in the name of safety, why not search all of them?
Laurie Iacuzza walked to her waiting car at the Greater Rochester International Airport after returning from a trip and that’s when she found it — a notice saying her car was inspected after she left for her flight. She said, “I was furious. They never mentioned it to me when I booked the valet or when I picked up the car or when I dropped it off.” “
” The TSA has announced that the “naked image” full-body scanners at airports that have caused so much controversy are no more. The scanners have been removed from all of America’s airports. Replacing it are machines that show ‘generic images’ of the human body.
TSA Administrator John Pistole wrote in a letter to the Homeland Security panel:
“As of May 16, 2013, all [Advanced Imaging Technology scanners] are equipped with ATR [Automated Target Recognition] capability. Additionally, TSA’s procurement of next generation AIT requires ATR capability.”
” In the latest bout of brilliance handed down from the Transportation Security Administration, more frequent fliers and other elite passengers will soon be eligible for something called “expedited screening benefits.” Features include special screening lanes and the luxury of not having to remove your shoes and belt like a common terrorist.
OK, all of that is rather uninteresting—unless you’re the kind of person who thinks programs like the Cedar Point VIP Tour are grossly classist.* (I do.) What’s interesting about TSA Pre✓™—which launched on a small scale in 2011 but is now expanding—is that it’s nearly impossible to go directly to the website by typing in the site’s Web address—because the checkmark and trademark characters are actually part of the URL.”
- Transportation Security Administration expands Pre-Check program (charlotte.news14.com)
- Rome woman says TSA dog bit her at Atlanta airport (m.onlineathens.com)
- Rome woman says TSA dog bit her at Atlanta airport (onlineathens.com)
” On April 3, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will hear an appeal for a lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) filed by two Harvard law students in 2010 claiming that their Fourth Amendment rights were violated by “nude body scanners” and “enhanced pat-downs.” The First Circuit is also allowing Freedom to Travel USA, an anti-TSA advocacy group, to make an appearance and oral arguments.
A victory on the side of the two students, Jeffrey Redfern and Anant Pradhan, would definitely be a win for civil liberties and the Bill of Rights. But even if, however, the lawsuits are struck down, this case will help continue to highlight and expose one of the most pervasive institutions of government abuse that exists in America.
This case alone is just one of many that the Freedom to Travel USA, Redfern, and Pradhan have helped bring to the public’s attention. They have put pressure on the TSA for not disclosing enough information about the capability of its scanners and attacking them for their veil of secrecy and dismissive nature towards worries over the health effects.
What makes this specific TSA lawsuit that much more interesting is that fact that Freedom to Travel USA includes “very, very conservative people and Occupy arrestees” as supporters. Usually the bipartisan consensus consists of the authoritarian right and left colluding to expand power and restrict liberty. But much like the grassroots swell that arose from Senator Rand Paul’s anti-drone filibuster, this may unite the populist left and right in another worthy cause.”
Illustration by Ben Garrison
- Yeah, Right: Our Rulers Want Your Comments on the TSA (a4cgr.wordpress.com)
- TSA Groping Continues (repressedpress.com)
- Still Contemptuous of the Court, TSA Doesn’t Even Try to Justify its Strip-Search Machine Policy (cato.org)
- More TSA Thuggery (youviewed.com)
- How Anyone Can Get Anything Past the Tsa Body Scanners (secretsofthefed.com)
- How To Keep TSA From Molesting Wounded Veterans (personalliberty.com)
- Congressman vows to end the TSA and stop airport tyranny (rvnewstoday.com)
” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today introduced a budget he says will balance the budget in five years with $2.3 trillion in tax cuts.
Paul’s “Platform to Revitalize America” brings spending below the historical average of 19.1 percent of GDP in the first year and spends $9.6 trillion less over the next 10 years based on the current Congressional Budget Office baseline. It achieves a $17 billion surplus in FY2018 and reforms entitlement programs — Medicare recipients, for example, would receive the same healthcare plan as members of Congress.
It replenishes $126 billion to the Defense Department stripped in sequestration and puts an annual cap on foreign aid at $5 billion. The plan also repeals ObamaCare and Dodd Frank.
Paul’s budget kills four government agencies: the departments of Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy. It also privatizes the Transportation Security Administration.”
- Senate endorses Keystone pipeline project via budget amendment – @thehill (thehill.com)
- 10 things you need to know about Rand Paul’s fiscal year 2014 budget (redalertpolitics.com)
- Budget Cuts Without Hysteria (youviewed.com)
- Senate passes $3.7 million budget plan (newsday.com)
- Senate Passes Democratic Budget (foxnews.com)
” Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined, according to a complaint a congressman has registered with the TSA.
Rep.Duncan Hunter said in his letter Monday that the Marine, who is still on active duty and showed TSA agents his military identification, was still forced to undergo that scrutiny.“
A TSA office asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own. With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficult, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives,” Mr. Hunter said”
- Covered at Reason 24/7: TSA Forced Wounded Marine to Remove Prosthetic Limbs (reason.com)
- TSA Humiliates Injured Marine (conservativeread.com)
- Double-amputee Marine humiliated by TSA (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Congressman: TSA Humiliates Injured Marine (radio.foxnews.com)
- Double-amputee Marine humiliated by TSA (rt.com)
- TSA Targets and Humiliates Marine (iowntheworld.com)
” It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents investigated a possible nuclear threat at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.
CBS 2′s photojournalist Lana Hinshaw-Klann happened to be at the scene and used a cell-phone camera to record agents in action. Reporter Dave Savini looks into what agents were looking for and what they found.
Sources say the agents were members of the elite TSA VIPR team on the 5:04pm Union Pacific West line. They were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading.”
- Video: Feds Swarm Chicago Train After Detecting Nuclear Threat (joemiller.us)
- Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk (conservativebyte.com)
- VIDEO: TSA chase down nuclear patient with handheld gieger counters (nuclear-news.net)
- Watch: Federal agents swarm Chicago train (cbsnews.com)
A sharp-eyed reader called this dose of insanity to our attention and we thought our readers would like to know how seriously the government takes those ” draconian cuts” to it’s budget .
While you may stand in line for an extra hour to board your plane you can rest assured in the knowledge that the TSA thug holding you up is comfortable in his/her new uniform , socks and belts included …
If you find yourself losing patience as your legs go numb from standing in line be sure to save a measure of pity for that poor public
tyrant “servant” that has to pay for his own shoes and dry cleaning …. Oh the horror …
” The Transportation Security Administration agreed on a deal last month worth as much as $50 million to buy new uniforms for rank-and-file agents, despite concerns that imminent budget cuts would result in furloughs and 90-minute flight delays.
Agency officials signed the contract just days before the start of the $85 billion in federal budget cuts known as sequester.
On Feb. 22, the same day the contract was signed, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the sequester cuts could result in flight delays as long as 90 minutes at major airports in Chicago, New York and San Francisco and warned about furloughing air traffic controllers.
The deal does not include shoes or dry cleaning, according to CNSNews.com, which first reported the story. TSA did not respond to requests for comment.
Blackburn also is taking issue with a union-negotiated deal in which TSA security officers get a higher uniform allowance than combat Marine lieutenants, who receive a one-time allowance of $400.”
- TSA Sealed $50-Million Sequester-Eve Deal to Buy New Uniforms (sgtreport.com)
- Napolitano Warns of Long Lines at Airports Then Blows $50 Million on New TSA Uniforms… (redflagnews.com)
- Napolitano Warns of Long Lines at Airports Then Blows $50 Million on New TSA Uniforms (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Budget cuts could mean FAA furloughs, air traffic control tower shutdowns in … – NewsOK.com (newsok.com)
- Obama: Sequester cuts could create travel delays (usatoday.com)
- Airport Wait Times Have Nearly Doubled Since The Sequester (businessinsider.com)
” Because there’s nothing more threatening than a disabled tot in a hot-pink wheelchair and Velcro sneakers, TSA agents singled out 3-year-old Lucy, who has spina bifida, for extra screening at Lambert-St. Louis Airport in Missouri. Irritated parents Nathan and Annie Forck kept the camera rolling, despite agents insisting filming was illegal.”
” A shocking video has emerged of a police officer who abides by the oath he swore to uphold the constitution by defending the free speech rights of activists who were targeted by airport officials during the opt out and film campaign.
The clip shows activists Ashley Jessica and Jason Bermas handing out flyers warning travelers about the dangers of x-ray body scanners at Albany International Airport in New York.Almost as soon as the activists begin to hand out the flyers, they are confronted by an aggressive airport official later named as Douglas I. Myers, the airport’s Director of Public Affairs.
Myers orders the activists to leave the top floor and later takes the unprecedented step of closing off the entire level and preventing families from meeting their loved ones. He subsequently claims the activists need a permit and a $1 million dollar insurance liability merely to film inside the airport, despite the fact that the TSA’s own website clearly states that TSA checkpoints can be filmed at any airport.
Myers’ attempts to get the activists in trouble with police are derailed when Sheriff Stan Lenic steps in to handle the situation, pointing out to Myers that they have a right to film under the First Amendment.
“Obviously this is your constitutional right, as far as we’re concerned you’re not breaking any laws,” Lenic tells Bermas.When Myers asks the Sheriff to detain the activists, Lenic responds, “I can’t do that.”Myers then asks for Bermas’ identification, to which Sheriff Lenic responds, “He doesn’t have to show you his identification.”
“I need to get it from you,” Myers tells the Sheriff as he winks at him, to which Sheriff Lenic responds “I can’t give you that.””Just so you know, he’s not doing anything wrong,”Deputy Lenic forcefully tells Myers, before quoting the New York penal law code.
“If I was to ask for his identification he does not have to give it to me because he’s not doing anything wrong,” adds Lenic.Myers’ claim that Jessica is blocking the escalator is also dismissed by Lenic. Myers then claims the filming is illegal because it is “commercial” and could appear on the Drudge Report — which is a news aggregator and not a commercial website.
Lenic should obviously be commended for his fine job in upholding constitutional rights. If there’s an award for cop of the year, he should win it hands down. He is a shining example to other police officers who have completely failed to apply the law in similar situations. http://www.infowars.com/shock-video-cop-protects-first-amendment/“
- Airport Official Under Fire For Suppressing 1st Amendment Rights, Deputy Stan Lenic Honored For Protecting Them (libertycrier.com)
- Sheriff Protects First Amendment & Becomes Internet Star (dprogram.net)
- Deputy Stan Lenic Protects the First Amendment (cspoa.org)
- Tsa Opt Out & Film: Deputy Sheriff Protects 1st Amendment at Albany Airport (vaticproject.blogspot.com)
- TSA Protester With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest (sgtreport.com)
- RT: Rand Paul to bring new fight against TSA (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
” So what is going on? In part, certainly, the perception of a potential shortage due to the policies of the Obama administration has led to the reality of a shortage, as everyone started to stock up. I can understand the mentality: if I wandered into a gun store and found that they had just put 1,000 9 mm rounds on the shelf, I would buy them all. But does that fully explain what is happening? How about the fact that government agencies are buying up billions of rounds? There have been lots of news reports and lots of rumors, but no clear explanation of why the federal government has invested so massively in ammunition–including the most popular civilian calibers–over the last year. One way or another, it seems that there is a story here. But for it to be pursued, we would need “reporters.” Remember them? Nah, that was a bygone era: you probably don’t.”
If we had a real press instead of a government propaganda machine we might know the truth of the ammunition shortages and the unprecedented massive Federal agency purchases .
Update : Here is a story that differs from the norm regarding these massive ammo purchases by the “State” . It posits that the story is a clever smoke screen designed to root out malcontents . It’s months old but we had been unaware of it up til now .
- National ammo shortage continues as gun sales rise during gun control debate (wbtw.com)
- Wal-mart Caves to Limit Purchase of Ammo (americanfreedombybarbara.com)
- Walmart to Limit Ammo Purchases, Citing Shortages (breitbart.com)
- Nationwide Ammo Shortages: The Ammo is Gone (offgridsurvival.com)
- Ammunition Shortages? (vitasbrennus.wordpress.com)
- Three Per Day: Walmart Limits Ammo Sales (sgtreport.com)
- All out of ammo: US cops can’t stay stocked up as gun and bullet sales soar (rt.com)
- Nationwide ammo shortage so severe that even cops can’t buy bullets; ammo rationing imminent (conservativeread.com)
- Nationwide Ammo Shortages: The Ammo is Gone (sgtreport.com)
- Guns, ammo and … sex (politico.com)