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Old 03-26-2014, 17:06   #751
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Oh, those silly Demoncrat hypocrites:

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California state Sen. Leland Yee arrested in federal raid

SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee, one of the most powerful Democratic politicians in California, was arrested Wednesday morning in a major series of federal raids in the Bay Area targeting corruption and gang activity, CBS San Francisco reported.

Federal agents arrested Lee at his home in San Francisco Wednesday morning and drove him to the federal courthouse while his offices in Sacramento were raided as well.

An FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint against Yee and 25 other people reveals the lawmaker is accused of conspiracy to deal firearms and wire fraud.

Full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/californ...-federal-raid/
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Old 03-26-2014, 23:02   #752
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And what is really hilarious, if he is in fact engaged in gun-running, is that this guy is notoriously anti-gun. He said, paraphrasing, "Nobody should have assault weapons. None. Nada."
Unless of course you buy them from him
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:28   #753
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SB249

Senate Bill 249 authored by California Senator Leland Yee. SB 249 would make hundreds of thousands of law-abiding California gun owners – and visitors, such as shooting sports competitors – into criminals and subject hundreds of thousands of personal property items to state-sponsored confiscation without compensation, an unlawful taking under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Have fun in prison Leland! hahaha
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Old 03-27-2014, 19:57   #754
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From what they are saying about the corruption of this guy, from being willing to take bribes to telling investigators posing as gangsters that he "doesn't care" who gets the weapons, IMO he probably isn't really either anti-gun or pro-gun, he probably is literally the type of politician who will say and do whatever is needed to get elected. If he was in a pro-gun district, he'd probably be super pro-gun. But since he's in an anti-gun district, he's super anti-gun. The most common form of politician.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:31   #755
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LOL, CA politician, Senator Leland Yee appears to share many of the spinal characteristics of Naegleria fowleri...he also inflicts a similar outcome on much of his loyal constituency.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:25   #756
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LOL, CA politician, Senator Leland Yee appears to share many of the spinal characteristics of Naegleria fowleri...he also inflicts a similar outcome on much of his loyal constituency.
Talk about a hypocrite! He sure pissed a lot of people off in this state but now, like me, they're probably all rejoicing.

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Old 03-30-2014, 18:40   #757
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He isn't out yet. He was probably framed for being a minority.
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Interesting take on creating a climate of fear
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Interesting take on creating a climate of fear

This article from Freedom Outpost made a very valid point about schools (and their so-called "experts") creating a climate of fear, so that in the minds of the young, guns are to be viewed not as the inanimate objects that they are, but as a source of fear.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/pu...stage-tyranny/
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Old 04-05-2014, 18:56   #759
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This article from Freedom Outpost made a very valid point about schools (and their so-called "experts") creating a climate of fear, so that in the minds of the young, guns are to be viewed not as the inanimate objects that they are, but as a source of fear.
From the article Yesterday in Baltimore, some students saw a person carrying a tripod through the school. Frightened, they reported this to administrators, which resulted in an immediate lockdown:

I would like to know if they stated they saw a person with a tripod and if that is indeed what they reported how does that equate to an immediate lockdown?
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Old 04-05-2014, 20:32   #760
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to cbtengr: Not sure if your question is to me or not. I'm sure you read the article, which reads:

Yesterday in Baltimore, some students saw a person carrying a tripod through the school. Frightened, they reported this to administrators, which resulted in an immediate lockdown:

This morning, KIPP Ujima Village Academy and KIPP Harmony were placed in heightened security status, based on a report of a possible intruder. Police responded and secured the building, while police and school staff together ensured the safety of all children and staff. After a thorough investigation, police determined that there was no intruder in the building or on school grounds.

“As a precaution while the large school building was searched, students were taken by bus to the shared campus of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Western High School. Parents were contacted by phone and through local and social media channels, and were directed to pick up children from that location. (source)
As it turned out, the person carrying the tripod was a journalism student and the tripod was for his camera. However, a SWAT team descended on the school and children and parents alike were terrified after a 4 hour lockdown scenario.

Critical thought is not encouraged. Panic is praised.

Security ‘expert’ Rob Weinhold sums it up:
“It’s just not a time to use any judgment. Take the guesswork out. Lock down the school system. Make sure everyone is safe.”



It would seem that after Sandy Hook, these are the playbook rules to follow.
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Old 04-05-2014, 20:44   #761
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I did read the article, I just do not follow the logic of the lockdown regarding what someone saw that caused it. Does not take much to cause a panic does it?
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Old 04-06-2014, 14:19   #762
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The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.

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Trumped fears and baseless promises of security. And that's why "inferior men" are as sheep led to slaughter. Complacent to the very doors of the abattoir, rising in panic only when the stench of blood and offal overwhelm their ability to further delude themselves. And their panic avails nothing, serving only to taint the meat - but not so much as to render it unfit.
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Old 04-06-2014, 14:59   #763
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I did read the article, I just do not follow the logic of the lockdown regarding what someone saw that caused it. Does not take much to cause a panic does it?
A local elementary school was evacuated a couple weeks back in an area more 'country' than most California areas. Several kids reported seeing a man with a rifle on campus. Seems everyone is on heightened alert nowadays, even in gun friendly areas. Hard to tell what the reaction would have been before Sandy Hook; there was a range nearby years ago.
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The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.

Henry Louis Mencken

Trumped fears and baseless promises of security. And that's why "inferior men" are as sheep led to slaughter. Complacent to the very doors of the abattoir, rising in panic only when the stench of blood and offal overwhelm their ability to further delude themselves. And their panic avails nothing, serving only to taint the meat - but not so much as to render it unfit.
Very well said - teaching the little ones to swim and tell them everyone gets scared but that in order to figure out what you need to do you have to relax and 'think'.

The quote and these posts also illustrate that there ain't much thinkin' goin' on - just a lot of panic..which 'helps' no one except maybe the evil (as noted above)
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:00   #765
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Florida is a mixed bag. On one hand you have George Z and the douche that shot the guy at the theater for no reason, then you have the beauty queen that used her pink gun to shoot a home invader. You also have this family. "The family that shoots together..."

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Man Who Broke Into Florida Family’s Home Really Had No Idea What Was Waiting for Him, Apr. 7, 2014 6:42pm, Jason Howerton

An armed Florida family banded together and fought back against a man who police say broke into their home early Monday morning. After the intruder ignored a warning shot, at least two of the family members shot the suspect, killing him.

A mother, father and son living in the Winter Haven, Fla., home reportedly woke up just before 7 a.m. to the sound of an unknown person trying to break in through a porch door. Police later identified the suspect as 40-year-old Mitchell Large.

One of the family members first tried to scare away the intruder with a warning shot. Large apparently did not heed the warning, a decision that would cost him his life.

The intruder managed to make his way into the kitchen — but by that point, three members of the Pena family were armed and ready to defend themselves and their home.

Police Chief Gary Hester said “at least two family members fired in defense of themselves and their property.” Though police say Large likely wasn’t armed, Hester said it appears the family was still within their rights to shoot the man.

“It’s not a very far reach to assume that if someone’s forcing their way into your residence early in the morning, they’re not there to wish you well,” the police chief said. “That’s your castle that a reported intruder is coming into, so whether he was armed or not armed, when he failed to retreat, they certainly had a right — if it turns out this way — would have a right to defend themselves.”

The Pena family told police they did not know Large.


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On a side note, The Florida Senate passes the "Warning Shot Law" (obviously a name to denigrate the law by the media)

House Bill 89 by Representative Neil Combee and Senator Greg Evers is on its way to the Governor.

Yesterday, April 3, 2014, HB-89 passed the Florida Senate by a vote of 32-7

In the Senate, 6 Democrats and 1 Republican voted against the bill.

Republicans voting against the bill were: John Legg (R-Lutz)

Democrats voting against the bill were: Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens), Dwight Bullard (D-Cutler Bay), Arthenia Joyner (D)-Tampa), Gwen Margolis (D_Miami), Jeremy Ring (D-Margate), Chris Smith (D-Ft. Lauderdale)

Having previously passed the Florida House by a vote of 93-24, the bill is now making its way to the Governor's desk.

HB-89 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who, in self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.

Some anti-gun, anti-self-defense prosecutors have been abusing the 10-20-LIFE law to prosecute average citizens who displayed a weapon or gun in self-defense to make an attacker back off.

Average citizens who never would have been in the system if they had not been attacked and in fear for their own safety, are being persecuted and prosecuted for defending themselves.

Because citizens took responsibility for their own safety, some prosecutors treat them like criminals and make them victims of a judicial system.

10-20-Life was passed to stop prosecutors and judges from slapping gun-wielding criminals on the wrist so they could quickly clear cases.

The 10-20-Life law was never intended to be used against citizens who, in an act of self-defense, threatened the use of force to stop an attacker, including the unwise use of a warning shot. Yet, that's what some prosecutors are doing. They are willfully and knowingly violating the intent of the law.
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