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Border Agent Brian Terry Statue Unveiling Ignored By Obama And Holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The unveiling of a new statue built to memorialize the murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Saturday at the Homeland Security Department’s Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, received minimal news coverage by the nation’s media except for the Fox News Channel, a news agency maligned and denigrated by President Barack Obama and his administration. In fact, no official from the Obama government attended the event and the sycophants in the legacy media made certain not to cover the story.

” That iconic image of Brian carrying his BordTac team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, told FNC’s anchor Arthel Neville while standing next to the image of the hero cop.

  One police official noted that while President Obama made certain to appear with illegal aliens, promising them that he would punish any immigration enforcement agents or officers who did not follow his anti-deportation policy, he appeared to be indifferent to the deaths of law enforcement officers killed by illegal aliens or foreign gangs. “This is a leader who regularly disrespects law enforcement officers while being concerned about the treatment of terrorists, criminal aliens and lawbreakers,” said police officer Anna Colon.”

 

 

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Today Marks The 22nd Anniversary Of The Waco Siege

Never Forget – Our Government Did This

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

202 BC – Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China

364 – Valentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.

870 – 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople

1066 – Westminster Abbey opens

1570 – Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church

1653 – -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch

1692 – Salem witch hunt begins

1704 – Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100

 

 

 

1708 – Slave revoltNewtonLong Island NY11 die

 

 

 

 

 

1710 – In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.

1749 – 1st edition of Henry Fieldings’ “Tom Jones” published

1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1794 – US Senate voids Pennsylvania’s election of Abraham Gallatin

1810 – 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia

1826 – M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela’s Comet

1827 – 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered

1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)

 

 

 

1844 – 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes

 

 

 

 

 

1847 – US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento

1849 – 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast

1850 – The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1854 – Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc

1859 – Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery

1861 – Territories of Nevada & Colorado created

1863 – Confederate raider “Nashville” sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia

1864 – -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton’s Ford)

1864 – -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick’s Richmond

1871 – 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections

1882 – 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U

1883 – 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)

1891 – Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)

1893 – Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names “carborundum”

1900 – General Buller’s troops relieve Ladysmith Natal

1903 – Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000

1908 – Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran

1914 – Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)

1917 – AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I

1924 – US begins intervention in Honduras

1935 – Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer

1939 – The erroneous word “Dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

1940 – 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

1940 – Richard Wright’s “Native Son” published

1940 – US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))

1941 – 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month

1941 – British-Italian dogfight above Albania

1942 – 1st weapon drop on Netherlands

1942 – Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

1942 – Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit

1947 – 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.

1956 – Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

1957 – Jockey Johnny Longden’s 5,000th career victory

1959 – Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB

1959 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN

1959 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA

1960 – US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

1961 – JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

1966 – Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes

1969 – Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR

1969 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS

1969 – Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR

1969 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA

1970 – Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge

1970 – Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)

1971 – 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam

1972 – Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China

1975 – 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop

1975 – A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1977 – 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA California)

1977 – Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends

1979 – Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” premieres in NYC

1981 – Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws

1982 – AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day

1982 – FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street

 1983 – TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs (CBS); record 125 million watch

1988 – 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada

1988 – Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)

 

 

 

1993 – 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas

 

Waco Siege Films

 

WACO: A New Revelation (Full Version)

 

 

” Film released in 1999 – April 19, 1993 – The massacre of the Branch Davidians in Waco, TX by the U.S. government.  Remember Waco?  This video shows hard evidence that the media wouldn’t and still won’t show the American public.

Waco: A New Revelation is the film that triggered a new Congressional investigation of the Waco tragedy, and caused the Justice Department and the FBI to reverse their long-held positions on Waco. It has generated a firestorm of events unprecedented in the history of documentary filmmaking. After six years of painstaking investigation, the complete story of the tragedy in Texas is finally coming to light. This compelling feature-length documentary presents new revelations about the events that led up to the deaths of 79 men, women and children at Mount Carmel on April 19, 1993. In the spring of 1998, under the Freedom of Information Act, investigators from MGA Studio’s film division became the first private citizens to gain access to the Waco investigation evidence lockers. What they found was shocking. Upon examination, the evidence gathered under the supervision of federal officials appeared to contradict the FBI’s congressional testimony, raising serious and disturbing questions about events surrounding the siege at Mt. Carmel and the deaths of the Davidians. Gene Cullen Since 1993, former members of the FBI, former Special Forces and CIA operatives have come forward with new evidence to suggest that the FBI’s claim is inaccurate.”

Waco Rules of Engagement

 

 

 ” A truly sobering testament to the tyrannical force of the US government. This documentary tells the story of the Waco siege. This documentary, from the ATF’s own footage, bears witness to the murder by the US government of citizens who choose to exercise their constitutional rights.

Truly a must see! Are we truly free when we fear our government?”

BRANCH DAVIDIAN VICTIMS

Died February 28, 1993 

Winston Blake, 28, black, British 
Peter Gent, 24, white, Australian 
Peter Hipsman, 28, white, American 
Perry Jones, 64, white, American 
Michael Schroeder, 29, white, American 
Jaydean Wendell, 34, Hawaiian, American

Died April 19, 1993

Katherine Andrade, 24, white, American 
Chanel Andrade, 1, white, American 
Jennifer Andrade, 19, white, American 
George Bennett, 35, black, British 
Susan Benta, 31, black, British 
Mary Jean Borst, 49, white, American 
Pablo Cohen, 38, white, Israeli 
Abedowalo Davies, 30, black, British 
Shari Doyle, 18, white, American 
Beverly Elliot, 30, black, British 
Yvette Fagan, 32, black, British 
Doris Fagan, 51, black, British 
Lisa Marie Farris, 24, white, American 
Raymond Friesen, 76, white, Canadian 
Sandra Hardial, 27, black, British 
Zilla Henry, 55, black, British 
Vanessa Henry, 19, black, British 
Phillip Henry, 22, black, British 
Paulina Henry, 24, black, British 
Stephen Henry, 26, black, British 
Diana Henry, 28, black, British 
Novellette Hipsman, 36, black, Canadian 
Floyd Houtman, 61, black, American 
Sherri Jewell, 43, Asian, American 
David M. Jones, 38, white, American 
David Koresh, 33, white, American 
Rachel Koresh, 24, white, American 
Cyrus Koresh, 8, white, American 
Star Koresh, 6, white, American 
Bobbie Lane Koresh, 2, white, American 
Jeffery Little, 32, white, American 
Nicole Gent Little, 24, white, Australian 
  and unborn child 
Dayland Gent, 3, white, American 
Page Gent, 1, white, American 
Livingston Malcolm, 26, black, British 
Diane Martin, 41, black, British 
Wayne Martin, Sr., 42, black, American 
Lisa Martin, 13, black, American 
Sheila Martin, Jr., 15, black, American 
Anita Martin, 18, black, American 
Wayne Martin, Jr., 20, black, American 
Julliete Martinez, 30, Mexican American 
Crystal Martinez, 3, Mexican American 
Isaiah Martinez, 4, Mexican American 
Joseph Martinez, 8, Mexican American 
Abigail Martinez, 11, Mexican American 
Audrey Martinez, 13, Mexican American 
John-Mark McBean, 27, black, British 
Bernadette Monbelly, 31, black, British 
Rosemary Morrison, 29, black, British 
Melissa Morrison, 6, black, British 
Sonia Murray, 29, black, American 
Theresa Nobrega, 48, black, British 
James Riddle, 32, white, American 
Rebecca Saipaia, 24, Asian, Phillipino 
Steve Schneider, 43, white, American 
Judy Schneider, 41, white, American 
Mayanah Schneider, 2, white, American 
Clifford Sellors, 33, white, British 
Scott Kojiro Sonobe, 35, Asian, American 
Floracita Sonobe, 34, Asian, Phillipino 
Gregory Summers, 28, white, American 
Aisha Gyrfas Summers, 17, white, Australian 
   and unborn child 
Startle Summers, 1, white, American 
Lorraine Sylvia, 40, white, American 
Rachel Sylvia, 12, white, American 
Hollywood Sylvia, 1, white, American 
Michelle Jones Thibodeau, 18, white, American 
Serenity Jones, 4, white, American 
Chica Jones, 2, white, American 
Little One Jones, 2, white, American 
Neal Vaega, 38, Somoan, New Zealander 
Margarida Vaega, 47, Asian, New Zealander 
Mark H. Wendell, 40, Asian, American

 

 

 

 

1994 – Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect

1995 – Denver International Airport opens

1997 – FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia

1997 – Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US

 

 

 

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

 

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.1

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.2

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.3

Hollywood Shootout – The last 9 minutes live

 

 

 

 

1998 – First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

2004 – Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2007 – Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.

2012 – Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

 

 

 

Births

1155 – Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)

1261 – Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)

1409 – Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)

1533 – Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher

1552 – Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)

1573 – Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)

1663 – Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)

1675 – Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)

1683 – René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)

1704 – Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)

1712 – Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)

1764 – Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist

1786 – D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

1792 – Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist

1817 – James Craig, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

1822 – Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

1824 – Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist

1824 – John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1825 – Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

1833 – Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal

1838 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)

1840 – Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)

1858 – Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)

1866 – Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]

1878 – Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)

1890 – Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)

1899 – Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist

1901 – Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1906 – Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

1908 – Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)

1909 – Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)

1910 – Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)

1915 – Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)

1915 – Zero “Samuel” Mostel, Brooklyn, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)

1917 – Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer

1921 – Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1923 – Charles DurningHighland Falls NYactor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)

1927 – John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

1929 – Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)

1930 – Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)

1931 – Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)

1931 – Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)

1934 – Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)

1939 – John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)

1939 – Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)

1940 – Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

1940 – Mario AndrettiItalian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 5001978 Formula One World Champion)

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can’t Hurry Love)

1942 – Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)

1943 – Donny Iris, singer

1945 – Charles “Bubba” Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)

1945 – Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)

1946 – Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

1948 – Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], Queens NY, actress (Jerk)

1948 – Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)

1948 – Mike Figgis, English director

1951 – Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)

1953 – Ricky “Dragon” Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)

1953 – Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver

1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

1955 – Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)

1955 – Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)

1957 – Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52’s-Love Shack)

1957 – Ian Stanley, keyboardist

1957 – John Turturro, Bkln, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever)

1957 – Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef

1958 – Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)

1960 – Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)

1961 – Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver

1962 – Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

1962 – Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)

1963 – Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist

1964 – Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist

1969 – Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver

1970 – Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)

1970 – Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket

1972 – Rory Cochrane, American actor

1973 – Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1973 – Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver

1976 – Ali Larter, American actress and model

1977 – Jason Aldean, American country singer

1978 – Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier

1979 – Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver

1979 – Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper

1979 – Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist

 

 

 

1982 – Natalia VodianovaRussian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Karolína KurkováCzech supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer

1985 – Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player

1991 – Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

 

 

Deaths

642 – Oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle

1261 – Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies

1326 – Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)

1485 – Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)

1510 – Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer

1525 – Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler

1572 – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)

1621 – Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)

1638 – Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

1638 – Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies

1742 – Willem J ‘s-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

 

 

 

1781 – Richard StocktonUS attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50

 

 

 

 

 

1786 – John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)

1788 – Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)

1844 – Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1844 – Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1857 – André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)

1905 – Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85

1916 – Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

1932 – Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)

1936 – Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)

1940 – Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81

1953 – Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64

1962 – Harold Ogden “Chic” Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70

1966 – Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet

1966 – Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash

1967 – Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)

1977 – Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71

1978 – Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73

1978 – Philip Ahn, LA California, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu)

1979 – Mr Ed, talking horse, dies

1985 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)

1986 – Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59

1986 – Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)

1992 – Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49

1992 – La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53

1993 – Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81

1993 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82

1994 – Buster Holmes, chef/restaurateur, dies at 88

1995 – Herman “Ace” Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69

2003 – Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)

2003 – Rudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (b. 1903)

2004 – Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)

2006 – Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)

2007 – Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)

2007 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)

2008 – Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)

 

 

 

2009 – Paul HarveyAmerican radio broadcaster (b. 1918)

 

Paul Harvey Archives

ATF Director: ‘Wish I Had Better Answers’ About ATF Agents Probing A Tea Party Conservative

 

 

 

 

” B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, couldn’t tell Congress why his agents made two visits to a tea party conservative in a 13-month period — but only after she requested tax-exempt status for her conservative group, True the Vote.

  Catherine Engelbrecht had a Federal Firearms License (FFL) for 12 years. “And suddenly she applies for tax exempt status, and you’re knocking on her door twice in 13 months,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Jones at a hearing on Wednesday.

” Congressman, I wish I had better answers,” Jones said.

  Jordan noted that ATF generally does FFL compliance inspections only in cases with “high-risk indicators,” such as criminal activity — but none of those indicators applied to Engelbrecht:

” Imagine what this lady felt like,” a heated Jordan told Jones.”

 

Read more at CNS.News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial: ATF Gone Wild

 

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” When President Obama rewrote inconvenient parts of his very own Obamacare law, he undermined more than health care. The attitude of “we can do what we want” trickles down to the lowliest federal agencies. That’s what several federal judges are saying about the schemes of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

  The ATF is the Rodney Dangerfield of law enforcement; among its peers it “don’t get no respect.” So the agency devises creative ways of proving itself, if only to itself. For example, ATF agents posing as cocaine couriers in poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Los Angeles boasted of big plans to steal the narcotics they were supposed to deliver. They did this to goad “small-time crooks” into joining a high stakes fake “stash house” raid to obtain fake cocaine. The hoods would then be arrested.

  Agents are allowed to infiltrate a criminal enterprise, but this sting constituted what a federal judge called an outrageous fishing expedition. “In these stash-house cases,” said U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II, “the Government’s ‘participation in the offense conduct’ is what makes them particularly repugnant to the Constitution. Everything about the scheme — and therefore almost everything bearing upon a defendant’s ultimate sentence — hinges solely on the Government’s whim.”

  Threatened with stiff drug penalties, few perps challenge the charges, and federal prosecutors add easy convictions to their trophies. No drugs were taken off the street. “That’s the problem with creating crime,” observed Judge Wright, “the Government is not making the country any safer or reducing the actual flow of drugs.” The judge dismissed all charges against defendants, saying: “The time has come to remind the Executive Branch that the Constitution charges it with law enforcement — not crime creation.” “

 

Read the whole thing and ponder a life under a government of lawbreakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The Waco Siege

Never Forget – Our Government Did This

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

202 BC – Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty’s rule over China

364 – Valentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.

870 – 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople

1066 – Westminster Abbey opens

1570 – Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

1646 – Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church

1653 – -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch

1692 – Salem witch hunt begins

1704 – Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100

 

 

 

1708 – Slave revoltNewtonLong Island NY11 die

 

 

 

 

 

1710 – In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.

1749 – 1st edition of Henry Fieldings’ “Tom Jones” published

1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1794 – US Senate voids Pennsylvania’s election of Abraham Gallatin

1810 – 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia

1826 – M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela’s Comet

1827 – 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered

1838 – Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Québec)

 

 

 

1844 – 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes

 

 

 

 

 

1847 – US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento

1849 – 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast

1850 – The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1854 – Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc

1859 – Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery

1861 – Territories of Nevada & Colorado created

1863 – Confederate raider “Nashville” sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia

1864 – -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton’s Ford)

1864 – -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick’s Richmond

1871 – 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections

1882 – 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U

1883 – 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)

1891 – Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)

1893 – Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names “carborundum”

1900 – General Buller’s troops relieve Ladysmith Natal

1903 – Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000

1908 – Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran

1914 – Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)

1917 – AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I

1924 – US begins intervention in Honduras

1935 – Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer

1939 – The erroneous word “Dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

1940 – 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

1940 – Richard Wright’s “Native Son” published

1940 – US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))

1941 – 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month

1941 – British-Italian dogfight above Albania

1942 – 1st weapon drop on Netherlands

1942 – Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies

1942 – Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit

1947 – 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.

1956 – Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory

1957 – Jockey Johnny Longden’s 5,000th career victory

1959 – Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB

1959 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN

1959 – Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA

1960 – US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada

1961 – JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor

1966 – Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes

1969 – Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR

1969 – Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS

1969 – Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR

1969 – Men’s Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA

1970 – Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge

1970 – Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)

1971 – 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam

1972 – Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China

1975 – 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop

1975 – A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.

1977 – 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA California)

1977 – Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends

1979 – Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” premieres in NYC

1981 – Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws

1982 – AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day

1982 – FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street

 1983 – TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs (CBS); record 125 million watch

1988 – 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada

1988 – Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)

 

 

 

1993 – 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas

 

Waco Siege Films

 

WACO: A New Revelation (Full Version)

 

 

” Film released in 1999 – April 19, 1993 – The massacre of the Branch Davidians in Waco, TX by the U.S. government.  Remember Waco?  This video shows hard evidence that the media wouldn’t and still won’t show the American public.

Waco: A New Revelation is the film that triggered a new Congressional investigation of the Waco tragedy, and caused the Justice Department and the FBI to reverse their long-held positions on Waco. It has generated a firestorm of events unprecedented in the history of documentary filmmaking. After six years of painstaking investigation, the complete story of the tragedy in Texas is finally coming to light. This compelling feature-length documentary presents new revelations about the events that led up to the deaths of 79 men, women and children at Mount Carmel on April 19, 1993. In the spring of 1998, under the Freedom of Information Act, investigators from MGA Studio’s film division became the first private citizens to gain access to the Waco investigation evidence lockers. What they found was shocking. Upon examination, the evidence gathered under the supervision of federal officials appeared to contradict the FBI’s congressional testimony, raising serious and disturbing questions about events surrounding the siege at Mt. Carmel and the deaths of the Davidians. Gene Cullen Since 1993, former members of the FBI, former Special Forces and CIA operatives have come forward with new evidence to suggest that the FBI’s claim is inaccurate.”

Waco Rules of Engagement

 

 

 ” A truly sobering testament to the tyrannical force of the US government. This documentary tells the story of the Waco siege. This documentary, from the ATF’s own footage, bears witness to the murder by the US government of citizens who choose to exercise their constitutional rights.

Truly a must see! Are we truly free when we fear our government?”

BRANCH DAVIDIAN VICTIMS

Died February 28, 1993 

Winston Blake, 28, black, British 
Peter Gent, 24, white, Australian 
Peter Hipsman, 28, white, American 
Perry Jones, 64, white, American 
Michael Schroeder, 29, white, American 
Jaydean Wendell, 34, Hawaiian, American

Died April 19, 1993

Katherine Andrade, 24, white, American 
Chanel Andrade, 1, white, American 
Jennifer Andrade, 19, white, American 
George Bennett, 35, black, British 
Susan Benta, 31, black, British 
Mary Jean Borst, 49, white, American 
Pablo Cohen, 38, white, Israeli 
Abedowalo Davies, 30, black, British 
Shari Doyle, 18, white, American 
Beverly Elliot, 30, black, British 
Yvette Fagan, 32, black, British 
Doris Fagan, 51, black, British 
Lisa Marie Farris, 24, white, American 
Raymond Friesen, 76, white, Canadian 
Sandra Hardial, 27, black, British 
Zilla Henry, 55, black, British 
Vanessa Henry, 19, black, British 
Phillip Henry, 22, black, British 
Paulina Henry, 24, black, British 
Stephen Henry, 26, black, British 
Diana Henry, 28, black, British 
Novellette Hipsman, 36, black, Canadian 
Floyd Houtman, 61, black, American 
Sherri Jewell, 43, Asian, American 
David M. Jones, 38, white, American 
David Koresh, 33, white, American 
Rachel Koresh, 24, white, American 
Cyrus Koresh, 8, white, American 
Star Koresh, 6, white, American 
Bobbie Lane Koresh, 2, white, American 
Jeffery Little, 32, white, American 
Nicole Gent Little, 24, white, Australian 
  and unborn child 
Dayland Gent, 3, white, American 
Page Gent, 1, white, American 
Livingston Malcolm, 26, black, British 
Diane Martin, 41, black, British 
Wayne Martin, Sr., 42, black, American 
Lisa Martin, 13, black, American 
Sheila Martin, Jr., 15, black, American 
Anita Martin, 18, black, American 
Wayne Martin, Jr., 20, black, American 
Julliete Martinez, 30, Mexican American 
Crystal Martinez, 3, Mexican American 
Isaiah Martinez, 4, Mexican American 
Joseph Martinez, 8, Mexican American 
Abigail Martinez, 11, Mexican American 
Audrey Martinez, 13, Mexican American 
John-Mark McBean, 27, black, British 
Bernadette Monbelly, 31, black, British 
Rosemary Morrison, 29, black, British 
Melissa Morrison, 6, black, British 
Sonia Murray, 29, black, American 
Theresa Nobrega, 48, black, British 
James Riddle, 32, white, American 
Rebecca Saipaia, 24, Asian, Phillipino 
Steve Schneider, 43, white, American 
Judy Schneider, 41, white, American 
Mayanah Schneider, 2, white, American 
Clifford Sellors, 33, white, British 
Scott Kojiro Sonobe, 35, Asian, American 
Floracita Sonobe, 34, Asian, Phillipino 
Gregory Summers, 28, white, American 
Aisha Gyrfas Summers, 17, white, Australian 
   and unborn child 
Startle Summers, 1, white, American 
Lorraine Sylvia, 40, white, American 
Rachel Sylvia, 12, white, American 
Hollywood Sylvia, 1, white, American 
Michelle Jones Thibodeau, 18, white, American 
Serenity Jones, 4, white, American 
Chica Jones, 2, white, American 
Little One Jones, 2, white, American 
Neal Vaega, 38, Somoan, New Zealander 
Margarida Vaega, 47, Asian, New Zealander 
Mark H. Wendell, 40, Asian, American

 

 

 

 

1994 – Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect

1995 – Denver International Airport opens

1997 – FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia

1997 – Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US

 

 

 

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

 

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.1

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.2

1997 North Hollywood Shootout pt.3

Hollywood Shootout – The last 9 minutes live

 

 

 

 

1998 – First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

2004 – Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

2005 – A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2007 – Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.

2012 – Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

 

 

 

Births

1155 – Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)

1261 – Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)

1409 – Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)

1533 – Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher

1552 – Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)

1573 – Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)

1663 – Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)

1675 – Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)

1683 – René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)

1704 – Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)

1712 – Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)

1764 – Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist

1786 – D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician

1792 – Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist

1817 – James Craig, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

1822 – Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

1824 – Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist

1824 – John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1825 – Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888

1833 – Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal

1838 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)

1840 – Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)

1858 – Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)

1866 – Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]

1878 – Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)

1890 – Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)

1899 – Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist

1901 – Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1906 – Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

1908 – Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)

1909 – Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)

1910 – Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)

1915 – Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)

1915 – Zero “Samuel” Mostel, Brooklyn, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)

1917 – Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer

1921 – Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1923 – Charles DurningHighland Falls NYactor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)

1927 – John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)

1929 – Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)

1930 – Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)

1931 – Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)

1931 – Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)

1934 – Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)

1939 – John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)

1939 – Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)

1940 – Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

1940 – Mario AndrettiItalian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 5001978 Formula One World Champion)

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can’t Hurry Love)

1942 – Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)

1943 – Donny Iris, singer

1945 – Charles “Bubba” Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)

1945 – Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)

1946 – Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)

1948 – Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], Queens NY, actress (Jerk)

1948 – Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)

1948 – Mike Figgis, English director

1951 – Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)

1953 – Ricky “Dragon” Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)

1953 – Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver

1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

1955 – Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)

1955 – Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)

1957 – Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52’s-Love Shack)

1957 – Ian Stanley, keyboardist

1957 – John Turturro, Bkln, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever)

1957 – Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef

1958 – Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)

1960 – Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)

1961 – Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver

1962 – Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

1962 – Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)

1963 – Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist

1964 – Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist

1969 – Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver

1970 – Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)

1970 – Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket

1972 – Rory Cochrane, American actor

1973 – Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)

1973 – Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver

1976 – Ali Larter, American actress and model

1977 – Jason Aldean, American country singer

1978 – Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier

1979 – Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver

1979 – Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper

1979 – Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist

 

 

 

1982 – Natalia VodianovaRussian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Karolína KurkováCzech supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer

1985 – Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player

1991 – Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

 

 

Deaths

642 – Oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle

1261 – Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies

1326 – Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)

1485 – Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)

1510 – Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer

1525 – Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler

1572 – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)

1621 – Cosimo II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)

1638 – Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

1638 – Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies

1742 – Willem J ‘s-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53

 

 

 

1781 – Richard StocktonUS attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50

 

 

 

 

 

1786 – John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)

1788 – Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)

1844 – Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1844 – Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1857 – André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)

1905 – Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85

1916 – Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

1932 – Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)

1936 – Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)

1940 – Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81

1953 – Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64

1962 – Harold Ogden “Chic” Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70

1966 – Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet

1966 – Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash

1967 – Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)

1977 – Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71

1978 – Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73

1978 – Philip Ahn, LA California, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu)

1979 – Mr Ed, talking horse, dies

1985 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)

1986 – Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59

1986 – Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)

1992 – Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49

1992 – La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53

1993 – Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81

1993 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82

1994 – Buster Holmes, chef/restaurateur, dies at 88

1995 – Herman “Ace” Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69

2003 – Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)

2003 – Rudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (b. 1903)

2004 – Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)

2006 – Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)

2007 – Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)

2007 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)

2008 – Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)

 

 

 

2009 – Paul HarveyAmerican radio broadcaster (b. 1918)

 

Paul Harvey Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARRELL ISSA VOWS FAST & FURIOUS JUSTICE ON BRIAN TERRY MURDER ANNIVERSARY

 

 

 

 

” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is remembering the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry with a continued promise to seek justice in his investigation of the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious.

  Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that his committee and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will never give up the fight for Operation Fast and Furious documents that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama are withholding from the American people. 

  Issa’s interview with Breitbart News comes on the third anniversary of Terry’s murder, which is Sunday. On Dec. 15, 2010, Terry was murdered in Peck Canyon in Arizona about 17 miles inside the U.S. border with Mexico by drug cartel operatives using weapons that the Obama administration had walked into Mexico via Operation Fast and Furious. Issa said that Terry’s family should know that, despite “setbacks” over the past few years, he will never stop his fight for the truth.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving A Gun As A Gift? Here’s What You Need To Know

 

 

” It’s that time of year again. As one who preaches the faith, so to speak, I will occasionally give a gun as a present. Doing so can be a bit of a hassle. At the very least, you have to consider how you are procuring the firearm, how you are transporting it, and the legal status of the whoever is receiving the gift.

  The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the lobby arm for the gun makers and retailers, brought up the topic just before Thanksgiving.

  NSSF spokesman Bill Brassard wrote, “The first question you have to ask is whether the intended recipient can legally own the firearm where he or she lives.” Understanding the answer can be tricky, but it will keep the recipient (and you, too) from a potentially felonious gift exchange.  The NSSF article points to the ATF’s page as a reference.  While the ATF’s page isn’t the most user friendly, it is authoritative.  The ATF’s page of frequently answered firearms transfer questions is also useful.”

 

 

More at Guns.com . Give the gift that keeps on giving …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATF’s New Rules For Registering Machine Guns And Other NFA Items Under Fire

 

 

 

 

” As part of the process to register an NFA item, ATF rules have long required individuals, but not legal entities, to obtain a “law enforcement certificate” from their Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO), such as a sheriff or police chief, to support their application. But ever since the Supreme Court in Printz v. United States, 521 US 898 (1997) held that CLEOs cannot be compelled by the federal government to perform federal functions like firearm background checks, most CLEOs now refuse to sign NFA item certificates.

  This year the ATF decided to act on “a petition for rulemaking, dated December 3, 2009, filed on behalf of the National Firearms Act Trade and Collectors Association (NFATCA)” which requested elimination of the CLEO certification requirement. The ATF responded to the NFATCA petition by not just rejecting the NFATCA’s proposal to eliminate the troublesome CLEO certifications required of individual NFA item registrants, but by extending these CLEO certification mandate to all “responsible persons” of legal entities (e.g., even a newborn baby who is one of several beneficiaries of an NFA item holding trust). “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATF Misplaced 420 Million Cigarettes In Stings

 

 

” Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.

In one case, ATF agents sold $15 million in cigarettes and later turned over $4.9 million in profits from the sales to a confidential informant — even though the agency did not properly account for the transaction.

The ATF’s newly-appointed director, B. Todd Jones, said the audit covered only selected, “historical” ATF investigations between 2006 and 2011, and said the agency had tightened its internal guidelines since then.

The audit described widespread lack of ATF oversight and inadequate paperwork in the agency’s “churning investigations,” undercover operations that use proceeds from illicit cigarette sales to pay for the ATF’s costs. The audit came as a new blow to a beleaguered agency still reeling from congressional inquiries into the ATF’s flawed handling of the Operation Fast and Furious weapons tracking probes in Mexico.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noonan: A Battering Ram Becomes A Stonewall

 

 

 

 

” “I don’t know.” “I don’t remember.” “I’m not familiar with that detail.” “It’s not my precise area.” “I’m not familiar with that letter.”

These are quotes from the Internal Revenue Service officials who testified this week before the House and Senate. That is the authentic sound of stonewalling, and from the kind of people who run Washington in the modern age—smooth, highly credentialed and unaccountable. They’re surrounded by legal and employment protections, they know how to parse a careful response, they know how to blur the essential point of a question in a blizzard of unconnected factoids. They came across as people arrogant enough to target Americans for abuse and harassment and think they’d get away with it.

So what did we learn the past week, and what are the essentials to keep in mind?”

 

In December 2010 the FBI came to ask about a person who’d attended a King Street Patriots function. In January 2011 the FBI had more questions. The same month the IRS audited her business tax returns. In May 2011 the FBI called again for a general inquiry about King Street Patriots. In June 2011 Engelbrecht’s personal tax returns were audited and the FBI called again. In October 2011 a round of questions on True the Vote. In November 2011 another call from the FBI. The next month, more questions from the FBI. In February 2012 a third round of IRS questions on True the Vote. In February 2012 a first round of questions on King Street Patriots. The same month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms did an unscheduled audit of her business. (It had a license to make firearms but didn’t make them.) In July 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did an unscheduled audit. In November 2012 more IRS questions on True the Vote. In March 2013, more questions. In April 2013 a second ATF audit.

All this because she requested tax-exempt status for a local conservative group and for one that registers voters and tries to get dead people off the rolls. Her attorney, Cleta Mitchell, who provided the timeline above, told me: “These people, they are just regular Americans. They try to get dead people off the voter rolls, you would think that they are serial killers.”

 

 

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The ATF Revokes Firearm License From The Gun Shop That Sold Adam Lanza’s Mother The Bushmaster “Assault Weapon” But Won’t Say Why

 

 

 

” Shortly after the killings the federal government raided Riverview Gun Sales and now the ATF has revoked the firearm permit from the gun shop. The question is why, but the ATF is silent. Here is what the owner of the gun shop had to say:

There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child,” LaGuercia said in a statement in December. “We are absolutely appalled that the product that we sold several years ago would be used in this type of horrendous crime. Our hearts go out to the victims and the families

From all accounts Riverview Gun Sales legally sold this weapon to a law abiding citizen so it sees as though an explanation is due because this seems highly unusual.”

 

 

 

 

“Download This Gun”: 3D-Printed Semi-Automatic Fires Over 600 Rounds

*And the Department of Justice says there’s nothing illegal about it, either

” Wilson’s nonprofit organization, Defense Distributedreleased a video this week showing a gun firing off over 600 rounds—illustrating what is likely to be the first wave of semi-automatic and automatic weapons produced by the additive manufacturing process.

The lower, or “lower receiver” part of a firearm, is the crucial part that contains all of the gun’s operating parts, including the trigger group and the magazine port. (Under American law, the lower is what’s defined as the firearm itself.) The AR is designed to be modular, meaning it can receive different types of “uppers” (barrels) as well as different-sized magazines.

“This is the first publicly printed AR lower demonstrated to withstand a large volume of .223 without structural degradation or failure,” Wilson wrote on Wednesday. “The actual count was 660+ on day 1 with the SLA lower. The test ended when we ran out of ammunition, but this lower could easily withstand 1,000 rounds.”

Already, he says, over 10,000 people have downloaded the lower CAD file, and more have downloaded it through BitTorrent.”

 

 

 

” So that raises the question: is this legal? For now, it would appear so.

“There are no restrictions on an individual manufacturing a firearm for personal use,” a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) spokesperson told Ars. “However, if the individual is engaged in business as a firearms manufacturer, that person must obtain a manufacturing license.”

Wilson said that he’s applied for a federal firearms license in his own name with the ATF in October, and he expects to hear a response “any day now.” The ATF did not respond to our request for confirmation of Wilson’s claims.

Specifically, Wilson said he’s looking to become a Class 2 Special Occupational Taxpayer, as licensed under federal law (PDF), which would allow him to become a dealer under the National Firearms Act.”

 

 

Here is a roundup of articles we have posted  on the future of  DIY 3D firearms manufacturing :

 

 

Introducing Defense Distributor’s “Cuomo” AR Mag … DIY … With 3D Printing

The Wiki Weapon project Lands Funding

Well , Duh …

Time To Ban Printers

Now You See It , Now You Don’t …

The Genie NEVER Goes Back In The Bottle

HT/Instapundit

ATF Ruling On Sporting Purposes Exemption To Armor Piercing Ammunition

 

 

 

” Take careful note, too, what they say concerns them: “BATFE also expressed concern that since the law was adopted, various new rifle-caliber handguns have been invented.”

I wonder how many Department of Justice employees are equally concerned when SWAT teams raids the homes of unsuspecting and incorrect targets, such as Mr. Eurie Stamps, or Ms. Zaelit, or Mr. Tuppeny, or Ms.Lloyd, or Thomas and Rosalie Avina, or Mr. Kenneth Wright?  Statists will be statists.  Can a leopard change its spots?

Finally, this issue of the sporting purposes test is laughable.  The ATF didn’t listen when I pointed this out before, and they aren’t likely to start now.  It isn’t that the test is difficult, or convoluted, or hard to apply, but necessary nonetheless because it’s the law.  The issue is that it is self referentially incoherent.  It cannot be logically applied because it presupposes the consequent.

The ATF must decide what is the “sporting purposes” category by populating the list with examples, and then make the claim that such-and-such an example is deemed to be or not to be a “sporting purpose” because it is or isn’t on the list.  It reasons in a circle.

Not that the ATF will care.  And not that they will care what we have to say about ammunition either. ”

 

 

From The Comments :

 “On December 11, 2012 at 10:33 am, SDN said:

So the ATF is going to rule that non-lead bullets aren’t legal, while the EPA rules that lead bullets aren’t legal either.

Well, the President did say gun control was going to be under the radar; may be the first campaign promise he’s kept.”

 

 

 

HT/ Professor Reynolds

The Metro Gun System

” How do you describe the Metro Gun System? The Metro Gun System is the answer to the question, “I wonder what would happen if I added three feet or so to my shotgun’s barre.” We’re not sure if its inventor, L.P.Brezny, had any expectation of what six feet of barrel would result with, but the final product is one ridiculously quiet shotgun.

Using special sub-sonic ammunition designed with the cooperation of Federal, a shotgun equipped with the Metro Gun System operates at about 72 decibels. Even with super-sonic ammo the crack at the muzzle is just 82 decibels.

It makes sense. A suppressor is a device that captures the gas escaping from the muzzle of a barrel. This barrel is so long, and has such great gas capacity, that it does the same job. The only difference, besides being massive, is that—legally-speaking, according to the ATF—it’s not a silencer. Which means that there’s no special process to get one, and it’s legal in all 50 states, even for hunting. “

“How high up did the weapons of Operation Fast and Furious go in the cartels?  This high:

When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.

“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported.

“When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in the summer of 2011, he was found with weapons that the American government had allowed to enter Mexico,” the anchor added.

Supposedly, the point of the ATF/DoJ operation was to track the weapons so that they could find the movers and shakers in the Mexican drug cartels.  Imagine what would have happened if the ATF actually had intended totrack the weapons and cooperate with the Mexican government, as the Bush administration did earlier in Operation Wide Receiver.  The partnership might have caught El Diego a little sooner “

“Double-dipping: ATF ‘rewarding’ man who ran Operation Fast and Furious”

  ” One of the federal law enforcement officials that Congress regards as most responsible for
Operation Fast and Furious received extended paid leave from his government job, which allows him to draw a second salary working at JP Morgan.

   The paid leave also allows McMahon to get a larger pension when he finally, officially, leaves
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.”

Remember Brian Terry

Who is Brian Terry ?

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” William Newell, special agent in charge of the ATF’s field office in Phoenix, speaks behind a cache of seized weapons. The controversial  Operation Fast and Furious was run out of his office. ”

(Matt York, AP)

  “Report: GOP investigation finds five top ATF officials responsible for Fast & Furious

” Fearless prediction: Whatever happens on election day, we’re going to have ourselves a
new Attorney General next year . Obama wouldn’t dump him before for fear of looking weak by caving to GOP pressure, but if he wins
in November, he’ll have a perfect excuse. Just normal administration turnover; all presidents do it. No need to read anything into it just
because this particular turnover involved a guy who oversaw guns being walked to Mexican drug lords.

ATF= Zero Credibility

 “Gun-rights advocates say the numbers do not accurately reflect the true number of guns found in Mexico, which they argue is much higher. But instead, the ATF’s data reflect only the number of guns that were submitted for traces. Some gun advocates in the U.S. have argued further that Democrats try to use the inflated numbers to make their case for stricter gun laws.”

 

Is this a place that they really want to go ? This brazen attempt to revive the ” Mexico’s guns come from US ” meme only goes to show the confidence this administration has in it’s relationship with the Lame Stream Media . One would think that with the ‘Fast and Furious’ hearings still going that they would go out of their way to avoid this discussion at the present time .