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stand your ground is license to kill

Stand-Your-Ground: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Important

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

Law of Self Defense Launches Weekly Video/Podcasts, Episode 1.

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to launching the Law of Self Defense weekly video/podcasts, and Professor Jacobson was kind enough to let me make a post about it here. This first episode I knew I’d be struggling with IT issues–and, indeed, I am–so I kept the subject matter relatively simple. This first ~23…
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2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_MQ-1_Predator#mediaviewer/File:MQ-1_Predator_unmanned_aircraft.jpg

If you don’t ReTweet this, the CIA will drop a drone on your head

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

They know if you’ve been naughty, so be nice.

Personally, I’m partial to Rush Limbaugh’s first tweet: Here’s how the opposition astroturfs advertisers. Smart piece from @LegInsurrection Pls. Retweet http://t.co/gfmkzTGt @mmfa— Rush Limbaugh (@limbaugh) March 15, 2012 But this one by the CIA is pretty good, too: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.— CIA (@CIA) June 6,…
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/world/europe/d-day-paratrooper-jumps-again/

Feel good story of the D-Day

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014
70 years later, D-Day vet Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin jumps again: Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he’d been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log. Maybe that’s because he had — 70 years ago. “I’m feeling fine,” Martin told reporters moments after landing in a…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
http://youtu.be/9wB9Nuaziag

Think Progress: The Army deserted Bowe Bergdahl

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

Never change, Think Progress, never change.

This is what happens when a Center for American Progess Vice President guest blogs at CAP’s captive media organ, Think Progess. Did Sergeant Bergdahl Desert The Army Or Did The Army Desert Him? (emphasis added): “Deserter” might be the appropriate label for SGT Bowe Bergdahl, America’s only prisoner of war until he was…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
https://twitter.com/tacticalfirearm/status/474209737731735552/photo/1

Swap or No Swap?

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

The audacity of hope.

I recently reported on the plight of former US Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail while authorities hold him on assorted weapons charges for the 3 guns he was carrying in his vehicle. The backlash against the release of 5 Taliban terrorists from Gitmo in exchange…
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7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
bergdahl-military-review

NY Times Editors Rush to Demonize Republicans over Sgt. Bergdahl

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

Editorial “The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl” based on initial misquote of John McCain

The NY Times ran an editorial on June 5, The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl, excoriating Republicans for hypocrisy as to condemnation of the exchange of 5 top Taliban Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. There are many all-too-typical Times sleights of hand, such as referring to Bergdahl as: … a free-spirited young…
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3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
 
Western Wall Jerusalem

Australia just made an enormous contribution to the Middle East peace process

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

More so than 9 months of John Kerry shuttle diplomacy.

Australia has announced that it no longer will refer to East Jerusalem as “occupied” territory. This is an enormous and important contribution to Middle East peace, as it corrects the false narrative that Israel’s recapturing of territory illegally occupied by Jordan from 1948-1967 is not justifiably part of Israel. For the historical…
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7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (91% score)
 
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Nietzsche Club Banned at University College London

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2014

Inviting students to study philosophers and their ideas! What a direct threat to safety!

In the name of “a socialist transformation of society,” intolerant students at University College London (UCL) have violated the rules of their student union by banning a group calling itself the Nietzsche Club, after German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The official resolution speaks for itself and might even violate British law. According to…
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6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
http://youtu.be/FeZue06Tqww

Chris McDaniel courthouse break-in “scandal” is a nothingburger (#MSSEN)

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

A “scandal” a day predicted from now to election day.

I continue to hope that there will be a complete and total resolution of who did what and who did or did not coordinate it, as to the taping of Thad Cochran’s wife in a nursing home. As of this writing, there is no publicly available information that the campaign of…
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8 votes, 4.12 avg. rating (83% score)
 
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Senators reach deal on VA bill

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

Bill would allow veterans experiencing long waits to seek care outside VA hospitals.

Lawmakers in the Senate reached a deal Thursday on the framework of a bill intended to address some of the recently uncovered issues related to the Department of Veterans Affairs. From the Associated Press: Senior senators reached agreement Thursday on the framework for a bipartisan bill expanding veterans’ ability to get health care…
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5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5151700

Martha Robertson has no explanation for mangling VA scandal facts (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

Instead attacks Rep. Tom Reed for hating veterans, or something

I reported on Tuesday how Martha Robertson (Dem challenger NY-23) inaccurately blames VA scandal on underfunding. The short version is that Robertson, challenging Tom Reed in my home district NY-23, repeated already discredited talking points about the VA scandal supposedly being the result of underfunding.  A simple Google search would have revealed a…
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4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
 
bergdahl-military-review

Reactions to the Bergdahl story

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

Team Obama is audacious in its defense of its bumbling.

Nothing about the Bergdahl/Taliban affair should have been surprising to people who have studied Obama over the years. Not Obama’s audacity, nor his disregard of prior bipartisan warnings in Congress or from the intelligence community, nor his aides’ attempts to discredit those from Bergdahl’s unit who are calling Bergdahl a deserter or…
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4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
 
Wisconsin Club for Growth logo

Fear of blogosphere used by Wisconsin “John Doe” investigators to justify secrecy

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

The ability of targets to access new media frightened the prosecutors commencing the anti-conservative “John Doe” investigation.

The investigators in the “John Doe” proceeding against conservative activists in Wisconsin are appealing the federal District Court’s injunction shutting down the investigation, as we previously detailed in numerous posts. That injunction is part of a lawsuit by Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth also seeking damages and other relief…
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5 votes, 3.60 avg. rating (75% score)
 
http://youtu.be/EwtkorQKGFE

New Billary, same as the old Billary

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2014

Leave Hillary alone! (unless you give her the coverage she wants)

Who among us is surprised by this report by Alana Goodman at The Washington Free Beacon about Team Billary trying to impress upon the NY Times the importance of LEAVE HILLARY ALONE! Hillary to New York Times: Back Off: Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they…
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8 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (94% score)