Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pacifist Homeowner Disarms, Shoots, and Kills Invasion Suspect

Ammoland ^ | 19 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten 

Arizona – -( On a remote property on Perdiz Canyon Road, off of Highway 165, in New Mexico, a 59-year-old homeowner says that he woke up to find an intruder in his home.  The house is out of sight of the gate, down a long, dirt track that serves as a driveway.  The intruder is said to have sprayed the homeowner’s dog with pepper spray, then used a gun after the homeowner woke up.  From
“(The intruder) fired a shot that went just wide of my client’s hip,” Cravens said.
Cravens said his client used his cane to knock the gun out of the intruder’s hand. According to authorities, the homeowner fired a fatal shot from that gun.
Sticks, batons, and any long, relatively hard object can be used very effectively as an improvised weapon.  Police have stopped using durable flashlights as impact weapons because so many suspects were being killed or severely injured.  It is well worth the while to learn some simple stick fighting techniques to defend yourself.  Sticks can be carried almost anywhere without suspicion or special permits.  Whether the homeowner had any training or simply used instinct and got lucky is unknown  from the published account.
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Ted Cruz: Democratic Candidates Are 'Dangerous Socialists!

Guardian (UK) ^ | September 19, 2015 

Ted Cruz: Democratic Candidates Are A 'Dangerous Socialist ... And Bernie Sanders'
19 September 2015
On Saturday, the Texas senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz sought to connect with a Republican establishment crowd – in part by telling them jokes.
“So now,” he told the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, “the Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world … and Bernie Sanders.”
The remark elicited laughter. Jabs at Hillary Clinton aside, Cruz struck a chord with his call to drastically shrink the size of government.
So did John Kasich. The Ohio governor said: “One of the most important things we have to do in this country is shift the power from Washington back to the states.”
Cruz was first on stage, and more than 2,000 activists and donors looked on as the darling of the Tea Party movement, who has consistently polled in the middle of the 16-strong Republican field, punctuated his remarks with references to the anti-establishment wave riding through the far right of the party. That wave has placed two non-professional politicians, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, at the top of the polls.
“We are seeing an awakening sweeping this country and let me tell you right now, help is on the way,” Cruz said.
On day one in the White House, Cruz said, he would strike out “every illegal and unconstitutional action” taken by President Obama through a series of executive orders used to bypass a Republican-controlled Congress.
“President Obama likes to say he’s got a phone and he’s got a pen,” Cruz said. “Well, you live by the pen, you die by the pen.”
He added: “My pen has got an eraser.”
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Republicans Who Have Held Elected Office Are Virtually Unelectable In GOP Primary

Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | September 19, 2015 | Keith Brekhus 

The Republican presidential contest has taken many twists and turns through 2015, but one theme appears to be a constant, driving the dynamics of the race. GOP primary voters want an outsider, not a politician who currently holds, or who has ever held elected office. That point was reiterated after the Wednesday debates, when post-debate polls showed that Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, three candidates who have never held elected office, were in first, second and third place respectively. Combined they had won the allegiance of 58 percent of GOP voters, while none of the elected officials could do better than single digit support.
The narrative repeats itself over and over. Even when the deck is shuffled, and the lead changes hands, outsiders carry the day. A post-debate Voter gravity poll found Carly Fiorina passing Donald Trump in New Hampshire, but even as the top position switched hands, the poll still revealed that none of the Republicans who have held office could gain any traction. Fiorina, Trump and Carson were still leading the charge.
The Republican Party has spent the better part of the last decade conditioning GOP voters to hate the government. They have used anti-government rhetoric, sometimes with devastating effect, to win races against Democrats.
By casting Washington as the villain, and Democrats as the party of “big government”, Republicans were able to score decisive victories across the nation in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. The Republican Party was less successful in the higher turnout 2012 presidential election, but they have nevertheless been able to stir up anti-government sentiment well enough to win both houses of Congress and to control most state legislatures. They also have won most of the Governor’s races over the past several election cycles.
The strategy, however, has proved double-edged for those Republicans running for president, who currently hold or have previously held elected office. Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, have become victims of their own success. The three men have built their political careers on attacking Washington and now that they have so thoroughly discredited the institution they serve in, they are the ironic victims of their own anti-Washington rhetoric.
Republican Governors and ex-Governors aren’t faring any better. While most of the GOP’s anti-government rhetoric has been aimed at the federal government, the average voter doesn’t necessarily make a clear distinction between state and federal authority. In their minds, if government is bad, it must all be bad.
As a consequence, a lot of Republicans who won election by capitalizing on anti-government messages are now reaping what they have sown. Republican voters have internalized their message to the point that it has rendered many of the original messengers virtually un-electable. Although Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul may never see the inside of the White House, they should be proud of themselves. They built this.

SURPRISE: Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only One Problem: It’s in Africa!

Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 19, 2015 | Mac Slavo 

In 2005 then-Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano famously said that building a wall on the southern border of the United States to stem the flow of illegal immigration would be ineffective. “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works,” she argued.
That deep seeded focus on domestic security was apparently enough for President Obama to eventually appoint her as head of the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the safety of the American people.
An actual wall designed to keep unknown individuals and potential terrorists out of the country, however, was never part of the security infrastructure and was never effectively implemented in the years following.
Because, of course, walls don’t work.
Except when you are building them in foreign countries.
Though the broader mainline media refuses to touch this story, it shows just how politicized the debate over illegal immigration in the United States has become.
A wall is apparently good enough to stop Boko Haram terrorists in Africa, but would do little in the way of stopping the rising tide of undocumented immigration into the U.S.
The Diffa assembly proved to be a modest success not merely for its distrustful tribes but also to get a tiny team of fewer than 20 US Special Operations Forces running an experiment which is a part of President Barack Obama’s new counterterrorism strategy.
The soldiers, who helped supply a ring of security and supported the assembly, wear uniforms, as well as don’t go into battle.
They have been gently attempting to help Niger construct a wall against the incursions of Boko Haram and its own recruiting of the youth in Diffa.
In Niger, Nigeria, Chad and elsewhere, they may be performing Obama’s comparatively low-risk strategy of countering Islamic extremists by locating local partners prepared to fight as an alternative to deploying combat troops from the thousands.
To be fair, President Obama and Secretary Napolitano did build a border fence; part of it at least.
In fact, the President made it clear in 2011 that the multi-billion dollar border fence was “basically complete.”
Of course, it was a full year prior to Obama’s statement that DHS, acting under authority from Janet Napolitano and President Obama, actually halted the construction of said fence.
“Not only do we have an obligation to secure our borders, we have a responsibility to do so in the most cost-effective way possible,” wrote DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a press release Tuesday. “The system of sensors and cameras along the Southwest border known as SBInet has been plagued with cost overruns and missed deadlines.”
The reported cost of the failed fence was pegged to somewhere in the range of $6.5 billion.
Since then not much has been done to secure the Southern border because of the high-cost of such an initiative. However, it appears that spending billions of dollars on U.S. military personnel and supplies to help Niger secure their country from Boko Haram terrorists by, of all things, building a wall, is a cost-effective undertaking.
Meanwhile, back in the United States, illegal immigration through the completely wide open border with Mexico is reportedly costing American taxpayers some $100 billion per year – fully 15 times what it would have cost to build a border fence or wall.
Undocumented immigrants continue to flood in and the threat of real terrorists originating from the middle east and elsewhere remains at an all time high. In fact, just last year Congressman Jason Chaffetz reported that Federal agents captured four individuals with ties to the Islamic State attempting to cross into the United States.
“There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.”
Those are the ones we caught, but how many have slipped through?
According to a report from Atlanta’s WSB-TV2, there are literally hundreds of thousands of OTM’s, or Other-Than-Mexicans, making their way into the United States every year.
We, of course, have no idea who they are, where they are going, or what their intentions are.


Breitbart ^ | Jul 20153,331 | AWR HAWKINS7 

GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is a lifetime member of the NRA and a concealed carry permit holder who believes the advantages an armed citizenry provides to America are so evident as to be beyond “debate.”

In a recent interview with Ammoland, Trump said:

I am a Life Member of the NRA and am proud of their service in protecting our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA’s efforts to stop dangerous, gun-banning legislation and regulation is invaluable. The media focus on those efforts overshadows the great work the NRA does on behalf of safety and conservation.

He went on to talk about this “permit to carry” in New York and said, “I know firsthand the challenges law-abiding citizens have in exercising their Second Amendment rights.”

Trump cited figures showing how concealed carry impacts crime and focused on how—”right to carry states”—enjoy a lower “violent crime” and a “lower murder rate” than other parts of the country...
Ammoland asked Trump about a statement he made 15 years ago regarding “assault weapons,” trying to ascertain where Trump stands on the ongoing opposition to AR-15s from people like Senator Dianna Feinstein (D-CA). Trump responded by saying he believes the left’s targeted assault on AR-15s is really just an extension of the left’s usual habit of going after whatever it is that Americans love at a given moment.

Because of this, he said they focus on things that are non-essential—like grips, magazines, etc.

Here are Trump’s exact words:

You mention that the media describes the AR-15 as an “assault rifle,” which is one example of the many distortions they use to sell their agenda. However, the AR-15 does not fall under this category. Gun-banners are unfortunately preoccupied with the AR-15, magazine capacity, grips, and other aesthetics, precisely because of its popularity.
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Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora 

Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administration’s DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexico’s brutal Sinaloa cartel.
Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States.
The Sinaloa cartel has been dubbed the world’s biggest drug trafficking organization.
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