Sarah Palin's image already appears on the newer nickels.

calendar   Thursday - May 08, 2014

skull cracker caught and arrested after bank raid

An update on a previous story cos I thought you all might be worried about the poor guy.

The fellow known as “skull cracker” who walked out of an open prison, in spite of 13 life terms, was captured with another con who was also running loose.

Seems they raided a bank in the first 24 hours he was out.  Not a problem and I’m sure we all understand.  After all, no money and on the run, a guy has ta do what a guy has ta do.

So back in the slammer again and the authorities trying to work out how a violent criminal with a long record was sent to an open prison.
Haven’t read or heard any answers yet.

There was an article in a paper today, the same old song and dance as performed by America’s critics. ie, America has too many of her citizens locked up.
Figure given is 2 million. Gee .... like we owe the ass wipes an explanation. Oh, and the awful inhuman death penalty.
You’d think they might want to focus on crime and punishment, lack of, in their home country first.

Later ...


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calendar   Wednesday - May 07, 2014


He’s a kind, gentle and loving man. Except when he’s busy following his natural inclination for rape.
Yeah, salt of the earth this scum.
And of course, life doesn’t mean life. He’ll be out one day hunting again.

I still love you’: Cambridge graduate wife mouths support for rapist husband who told victim he was attacking her because ‘he didn’t get sex at home’ as he gets life
· Adriana Ford-Thompson describes husband Mark as ‘kind and sensitive’
· Sentenced to life with 11-year minimum for sex assaults on four women
· But wife vows to stand by martial arts expert husband, a pastor’s son
· Pair believed to have met while both working in Tanzania in 2006
· He told victim: ‘I don’t get sex from my wife, so I go to get it elsewhere’
By Mark Duell

A Cambridge University graduate has defended her sex predator husband who told his victim he was raping her because ‘he didn’t get sex from his wife’.
Adriana Ford-Thompson, a York University research and teaching fellow, described her 37-year-old husband Mark Thompson - branded a danger to women by the judge - as ‘gentle, kind and sensitive’.

The environmentalist said the jury had ‘taken my husband away from me’ by finding him guilty, before he was given life in jail for the kidnap and rape of a student and sex attacks on three other women.

Adriana Ford-Thompson (left) described her husband Mark Thompson (right in a picture issued today by police)as ‘gentle, kind and sensitive’ but he was branded a danger to women by the judge.

Adriana Ford-Thompson (left) described her husband Mark Thompson (right in a picture issued today by police)as ‘gentle, kind and sensitive’ but he was branded a danger to women by the judge.

Mrs Ford-Thompson, who worked in Tanzania with her future husband in 2006 on a research project into sustainable forestry, sat through every day of his trial and vowed to stand by him despite hearing harrowing details of the ordeal suffered by a 21-year-old student at the university she works at.
The woman was walking home from her job in a club at 3.50am when he snatched her from the street and bundled her into his white van before raping her three times as he drove around the city.

Teesside Crown Court heard that at one point, martial arts expert Thompson - who is the son of a church pastor - told the undergraduate: ‘I don’t get sex from my wife, so I go to get it elsewhere.’

But despite the shocking details of self-confessed drug taker and adulterer Thompson’s crimes, Mrs Ford-Thompson mouthed ‘I love you’ and ‘stay strong’ to him. after a jury convicted him of nine sex offences including kidnap, rape and attempted rape, she said: ‘He is a sensitive, kind, soft, gentle man.’

He told the terrified young woman: ‘You have two options - you can give me what I want and you tell nobody what has happened, or tonight is the night you die.’



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No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Not Much 2A Here In Sheeple’s Republik Of New Jersey

1. Looming lowered magazine capacity law moves to final Senate vote

[NRA ILA May 5, 2014] Today, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 993 today on a party line 3 to 2 vote.  As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms.  Under the guise of public safety, anti-gun politicians continue their efforts to erode the Second Amendment rights of New Jersey residents.  New Jersey is one of only a few states which already has a magazine restriction, and another arbitrary limit will have no impact on crime or criminals.  Instead, this legislation demonstrably favors criminals who prefer to prey on unarmed victims.

Senate Bill 993 now goes to the Senate floor where it will be scheduled for consideration.  It is now more important than ever to contact your state Senator and respectfully, yet insistently, urge him or her to vote AGAINST S.993.  Contact information for state Senators can be found here.

This is so stupid. Yet one more thoughtless, knee jerk, idiotic, worthless bill, that, if it becomes law, will turn thousands of law-abiding citizens into criminals. It won’t do a thing to limit crime since criminals, by definition, don’t obey the law. But all those semi-automatic .22 rifles with decent sized magazines, even those with tubular magazines, will now become illegal. And this bill has NO grandfather clause. IF WHEN it passes the Senate, and IF it is signed by our “centrist” “Republican” Governor Chris Christie, then all those guns become illegal. Right now the bill is written to specifically focus on semi-automatic firearms ... but once passed, how hard would it be to extend the law to include lever action rifles or even bolt action guns?

And naturally cops and retired cops are excluded from the law. Which irks me even more than the lowered capacity movement itself. Not at all sorry, but cops are no different than anyone else. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. And it is beyond disgusting that any law even be contemplated in America which applies to some people and not to others. One law for everyone. That’s what America is all about. Period.

In a partisan vote of 3-2, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today passed S993 out of committee despite impassioned testimony from gun owners and Second Amendment leaders who were in attendance.

The legislation now moves to the full Senate for a vote, which could come as soon as May 12. Despite claims to the contrary, unilateral amendments made to S993 fail to remove the bill’s gun ban, which remains intact.

In addition, to add insult to injury, the Committee stubbornly refused to modify A2777 (transportation of firearms) to make a simple, one word amendment to restore judicial discretion on reasonable deviations in firearms transport, instead making the legislation even law worse with an ill-conceived amendment (made without any input from Second Amendment leaders) that would limit reasonable deviations to 15 minutes in duration and further tie the hands of judges when considering individual cases that arise.

The amendment to A2777 demonstrates an astounding lack of vision and utter indifference to the perils faced by legal gun owners as a result of New Jersey’s tangled web of gun laws. The amendment would make the current law even worse than it already is, and represents a squandered opportunity by lawmakers.

How typical. Months ago the word was out that this was a done deal, that the magazine capacity bill would sail through because the new firearms transportation bill made things easier for hunters and shooters passing through the state. Not that either one did a damn thing really for the people living here in the state. But in a perfect Big Bother manner, dirty dog Democrats wrote the transportation bill to make things even worse. So we get screwed on the one side for the “giveback” of being further screwed on the other. Well thanks ever so much. You fargin bastiges. You ice-a-holes.

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2. SCOTUS chickens out again, refuses to consider ramifications of their own recent firearms judgements. Hey, this can happen in your state too you know.

Supreme Court declines to review New Jersey’s handgun permit law
The Supreme Court Monday decided once again to stay out of the legal battle over whether some states are too restrictive in issuing permits to carry a handgun outside the home. The justices without comment turned down a request to review whether New Jersey’s law requiring “justifiable need” to get a handgun permit infringes on Second Amendment rights.

The court has not accepted a major gun case since its twin decisions that found there is a right to gun ownership in the home and that it applies to both federal and state government attempts at gun control.

All states allow handguns to be carried outside the home, but some are more restrictive than others. Gun-rights supporters said New Jersey’s law, similar to ones in Maryland, New York and elsewhere, make it nearly impossible for anyone who is not a member of law enforcement to get such a permit.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit upheld the law, saying the legislature’s decision was a “presumptively lawful, long-standing regulation and therefore does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.”

Bull. Shite. NJ’s “law” is not at all “presumptively lawful”. It is a farce. In theory New Jersey is one of these nebulous “may issue” states, but in practice it is a “never issue” state, UNLESS you are part of the special, superior class of people. Which includes - once again!! - the police, retired police, leading politicians, and significant Democrat Party contributors. So what we have is one law for them, and another law for us. And that is a blanket violation of the Equal Protection clause in the Constitution. Period. Yes, the law is “long standing”. So what? That does not make it right. That merely shows how corruption and inequality has been rampant in this state since ... well, since Colonial times when you come right down to it.

What a bunch of chickenshit commies sit on that bench.


UPDATE: Here’s our next pResident, Hitlery Cliton, on the subject. Because we WANT her, “the smartest woman in the world” to run things [further into the ground] after Obozo leaves the Outhouse White House.

I think again we’re way out of balance. We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people,” she said.

Got that? The Second Amendment as written. “Shall not be infringed”. Natural law. The essence of free humanity. “Way out of balance”.

Oh yeah. She’s got my vote. For sure. NEVER.


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calendar   Tuesday - May 06, 2014

A Simpler, More Innocent Era

Some Hippie Dippy Stuff

A proto-video. Anthropologically groovy.

Still just about the best bass line ever done, I gotta say.

And it’s not like I was going to post Three Five Zero Zero ... but I will paste this fun, rather modern fusion one ...


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Mr. Dad, eater of Leftovers

I think it’s in the genes. Digging around in the fridge and finding leftovers “that need eating on”. It’s a dad thing. A guy thing. Heck, I do it too and I don’t even have children.

I grilled some rather thin pork chops the other night, and as always, I was out at the grill after dark. ( someday I hope to use the thing in daylight. I bet there’d be a lot less burning of meat then. ) I made up a smoke pack of hickory chips, which really added to the flavor. However, they came out a bit dry. She ate one. Didn’t want any more. Didn’t want the leftovers either.

So today I minced the remaining chop and most of the leftover vegetables, added a tablespoon of Sriracha sauce, and drowned it all under a can of Progresso Southwest Chicken soup. Which is a perfectly fine soup all by itself. But a big splat of Sriracha really wakes things up. And some nice smokey pork, now all moist and tender, only makes it better.

I feel like such a dad. Hey, I should go around the house turning down the thermostats and making sure all the lights are out. What, are we heating and illuminating the whole neighborhood?? No, you can’t have the car tonight! And put some clothes on young lady!!

Bipartisan Support For Sriracha Battle


Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked about leaving Irwindale amid a regulatory battle over whether the plant sends a spicy smell into nearby neighborhoods.

Council members, state senators, a mayor or two and even members of Congress have weighed in in support of Sriracha in an unlikely piece of political theater over jobs and government interference.

Relocating the Sriracha factory, which relies on long relationships with local suppliers, would be expensive and time-consuming, and it’s unclear how seriously Chief Executive David Tran is considering a move.
But Tran has invited potential suitors to tour the factory in Irwindale. The idea of poaching the hot sauce has inflamed politicians’ imaginations across the country, especially in Texas, where officials are crowing over the news that Toyota will move its Torrance headquarters — and thousands of jobs — to Plano, outside Dallas. Later this month, Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba, a Republican, will lead a delegation from Texas to visit the Sriracha plant and make their case.

“#Sriracha may not be welcome in California, but you’d be welcomed with open arms and eager taste buds in Texas,” Rep. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tweeted last week.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari namechecked Sriracha on a recent tour of a charter school in Los Angeles.

“It is a greater symbol of the broader poor business climate, or hostile business climate, that we have in California. And it’s something the people can rally around,” Kashkari told reporters.
Tran’s narrative is irresistibly populist. An immigrant and refugee who followed an American dream from Vietnam to a small business in Chinatown, Tran has created an international sauce empire that rakes in more than $60 million in annual revenue. Then he ran into trouble with government regulation — namely, public nuisance laws in Irwindale.

Tran’s story has lent itself to Republican talking points about government overreach and lets local politicians take pro-jobs stances.

Love it. Sriracha = Freedom



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one last night to go

Friday Fun League is over. We came out in 9th place, out of 16 teams. Not bad, considering we’re a new team, and that this is a fun league. $122 in prize money after a 33 week $16/wk season. The cuts were $20 per team per place. Like I said, fun league. We’ll be back in the fall.

Greed League is over. We came out dead last, 8th place, out of 8 teams. It was pretty much impossible to compete with 3 1/3 guys in a 5 man team league. We were in last place since late September, and were never able to fight our way out, no matter what. On the other hand, we didn’t just lay down and take it. Most of the time the other guys had to bowl hard to get us, so we were rarely “managed”. Which is so patronizing. I have to run up there tonight to collect my $179 in prize money after a 31 week $22/wk season. The cuts were extraordinary; even after two of our guys volunteered to be on the prize committee ( I wrote an amazing spreadsheet that calculates prize money in about a dozen ways ), making a big effort to flatten the awards out to treat the lower teams less like cannon fodder, the first place team was still awarded more than $180 more than they had paid in dues. They turned a profit. Second place got back $30 less than their total dues. This league is NOT advertised as a money league, but they operate that way. Not my cup of PG Tips tea, but I can live with it. But our team has about zero chance of filling out our roster. So, so long guys. I won’t be back. And Greed League will putter on, clinging to life with a pathetic 7 or 8 teams, IF they find another group of guys willing to sign up. Forget it; you need at least a dozen teams to make a league work properly.

Late League has one night left to bowl. We’re locked in a duel for last place, though after last night I think our almost-last position is locked in. Conditions were really strange, people leaving ugly splits all night. Ace bowlers, 230 average guys, driving right through the pins leaving Greek Church splits, Big Fours, 6-7-10s, and worse. Me? I wouldn’t say I was totally dialed in, but I only left 5 opens all night. Not a ton of strikes, but my spare game was good. I was 100% on my 10 pins. A miracle! But the best part was that I beat my opponent every game, so I took all 4 points. This is a match point league, 3 people per team, 660 starting average cap on the teams. And I bowled just good enough to chase my competition M, the lady who pretty much runs the alley, every game and make marks when she left opens. In the end my total series was about 80 pins more than hers, as I had all 3 wins and wood. As a team, we utterly whomped them. We were up 182 pins at the end of Game 1. We won Game 2 by 203. Horry Clap! Their anchor just couldn’t connect anything in either game, and was throwing more than 100 under. They rallied in Game 3, just eking out a win for the game and beating our mid guy and our anchor. So they got 3 points for that, but that was all. We won the night 13-3, and went in last night 9 points ahead. So they can take all 16 next week and still not displace us. I have no idea what the prize money will be. This IS a money league, $25/wk for a 35 week season. 1st place pays $1600 per man, but it doesn’t stop there. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. get lesser but still significant awards. So the last places really, really get hosed. And gosh, for some reason there are only 8 teams on this league. Must be because it starts Monday night at 9pm. Right. Me, I won’t see a penny in prize money. I think. I didn’t pay anything to bowl in this league; I was a “permanent sub”, which is sort of like a fully sponsored bowler, except that I was never given any money to put in the weekly envelope. I just showed up and bowled. This league can do that kind of thing, what the heck, since 3 of the 8 teams are alley employees, including the boss. Would I “sub” again? Probably, although the late time slot kind of played havoc a few times. I know I certainly wouldn’t be a paying member, as much as I’ve learned to love Average Sorted Match Point competition. It’s the best. Forget that Team Average handicap crap. Forget that Individual Handicap crap. ASMP gives you someone to bowl against directly. If you have a good game, you win points for your team. If you don’t win your personal match up, at least your pins add to your team’s, so you’re contributing. And it’s handicap limited too, which keeps teams from building their 660 cap like 150-240-270.

I’m not sure how ASMP would work in a non-capped league, in a 4 person team. That would be 20 points per night, and it might be possible for the team that didn’t win the game to actually win more points in that game. Would it work with pre-bowling? Hmm, something to think about over the summer.

Summer League? I’m not sure. I think we’d both like to take a summer off. We haven’t had a break from bowling, year ‘round, for more than 6 years now. But, but, but I just last night figured out a new way to throw the ball! And I think it’s finally the right way! It’s what A & J told me on Greed League last fall, but it finally clicked last night. Of course, I can’t fully control it yet, so I want to bowl and bowl until I do. Summer League!! Plus you get balls for 40% discount, and 20 free games. Because I only have 74 free games on my card!


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judge awards triple killer damages for lack of apology from …. the prison authorities

Just what one should expect from our upside down world.

Is anyone actually surprised?

And btw … he has a face book page …

He was awarded damages also, for “Aggravated damages for a lack of apology” from the prison authorities.
He has been given $1,358 of the taxpayer’s money. It costs £50,000 a year to keep him in prison. In our money, that works out to $ 84.923.

Triple killer given a payout for lost milk cartons: New fiasco over inmate who claimed for hair clippers

· Kevan Thakrar, 26, is a serial compensation claimant, it has emerged
· The jailed triple murderer was given £75 for missing cartons of milk

· Thakrar had earlier been awarded an £800 payout by the same judge

· Nasal hair clippers were broken and cranberry juice lost in prison transfer
· He was awarded the money as officers did not apologise for the incident
· Thakran was jailed for using machine-gun to kill three men over drug debt
· The 26-year-old from Hertfordshire was sentenced to 35 years in 2008
· He is regarded as once of the country’s most dangerous criminals
By Jack Doyle and Larisa Brown

A triple murderer who received an £800 payout for lost or damaged belongings was a serial claimant, it has emerged.
Kevan Thakrar, 26, also pocketed £75 in a 2011 compensation case – for missing milk.

The judge who handed the machine-gun killer his latest payout for damaged property, including nasal hair clippers, also presided over the earlier case.
Thakrar complained that ten cartons of soya milk and ten of long-life milk, along with some toiletries had disappeared as he was transferred between prisons.
District Judge Neil Hickman awarded him £50 to replace them and a further £25 compensation because losing the items caused him ‘distress’ and made his time in jail ‘more unpleasant than it should have been’.

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skull cracker on the loose after open prison day release, kids killing teachers, just another day

Interesting and very short item caught in the morning paper.

Never mind the question , what’s it take to get arrested?

One has to wonder just what it takes to get put away when given 13 life sentences.

A bank robber who has been dubbed “the skull cracker” is on the run.

He was allowed out of prison on short term release. Apparently 13 life terms means he was still safe enough for an open prison.

On release even though, he has a long history of violence. I guess skull cracker isn’t a joke then. Who wouldda thought?
AND ... he also has a history of prison escapes.

an unbelievable read this is.  Click on the photo to see our hero in action and some other interesting facts.


But hey. What the hell. Give the guy a break and let him loose on his word he’ll be nice and return.  Well he didn’t. He surprised everyone by breaking his promise. It’s getting so that these days, you can’t even trust the word of a criminal.


Meanwhile, in the world of budding criminals.
A week ago a boy of 15, (they’re always troubled you know) has killed his teacher. He stabbed her in front of the class.

One girl, from his art class, said: ‘He was very bright though, he was in the top sets for everything and was good at drawing too. I’ve heard he comes from a loving family”.
Sound familiar?

Not to be outdone .... a few days after that news broke, two girls age 14 carried knives to school for the purpose of stabbing one of their teachers, just for the exercise.  They were undone only because they were overheard.

And today comes word that two 10 year old boys in primary school attempted to poison their teacher. She was warned by other kids not to drink her coffee, which was found to be spiked.  The school in Warwickshire has declined to say what punishment was given to the little darlings.  Most likely none that would make any difference.


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calendar   Monday - May 05, 2014


With “friends” like this, who needs Democrats??

Graham: GOP Could Get Burned On Benghazi

Any attempt by Republicans to embarrass the Obama administration over the deadly September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could backfire in the mid-term congressional elections, a Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday.

Some Republicans view the attack, in which militants killed four Americans at the U.S. mission in Benghazi including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as a political liability that could hurt President Barack Obama’s Democrats in November.

Although the issue may resonate with some voters, pushing it too hard is politically risky for Republicans, said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is running for re-election this year.

“If we’re playing politics with Benghazi, we’ll get burned,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

When asked if the issue has become more about politics than substance, Graham said: “Anyone who believes this is just about politics, go tell that to the family members … Anyone who plays politics with Benghazi will get burned.”

The Benghazi issue resurfaced last week after a conservative watchdog group released emails that it said showed Obama administration officials were concerned with protecting the president’s image in the days after the attack.

Republicans in the House of Representatives seized on the new evidence last week and called for a special, “select committee” of lawmakers to investigate.

In response, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday: “This is just another attempt to use this politically.”

So I guess Senator Graham would rather just look the other way and sweep things under the    bus    rug?

Or is he actually trying to pretend he can do all of this apolitically, and thus “let a crisis go to waste”?

Because. 1) Liar. 2) Impeach. 3) Damn right it’s political. Also political.


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well, shoot


No, that isn’t part of a camera tripod. This is an Oleg Volk photograph. So you know darned well what that wood and metal thing is. Clicky.

Her friend Morgan looks nice too. A bit less underage, a bit Class III SBR, but who’s counting?


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Farewell To Freedom Part 3: Bartering Away Your Freedoms

NJ 10 Round Magazine Law Hits Governor’s Desk

NRA ILA: New Jersey: Senate Committee to Hear Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation on Monday

On Monday, May 5, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 993.  Sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban many popular firearms.  Under the guise of public safety, anti-gun politicians continue their efforts to erode the Second Amendment rights of New Jersey residents.  New Jersey is one of only a few states which already has a magazine restriction, and another arbitrary limit will have no impact on crime or criminals.  Instead, this legislation demonstrably favors criminals who prefer to prey on unarmed victims.

Senate Bill 993 is the same piece of legislation as Assembly Bill A2006

[March 24, 2014] A controversial bill to limit magazines to just 10 rounds has passed the New Jersey Assembly and is now close to becoming law.

The bill, after rigorous debate and dramatic testimony from both pro-gunners and pro-gun control supporters, passed the Assembly by a vote of 46-31 last Thursday.

It is expected to make its way through the Democratically-controlled state Senate, where it was previously considered as part of a compromise agreement that would allow gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen to stop on the way to the shooting range or woods for food, emergencies or other “reasonable” stops in exchange for limiting magazines to 10 rounds.

“We have statements, time and time again, from law enforcement officials that have said it is during that time when an individual has had to go to reload that lives have been saved,” said Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), the bill’s sponsor. “And that this legislation, reducing to 10 rounds, is the most significant piece of legislation that will have an impact on peoples’ lives.”

Assembly Bill 2006 would revise the definition of a “large capacity ammunition magazine” to reduce the allowable rounds of ammunition from 15 to 10.

The bill also designates a semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds as a “prohibited assault firearm.” The only exception to this would be for retired police officers, who could still possess the currently legal 15 round magazines.

There is no grandfather clause in either of these bills. If this is signed into law, and you have magazines that are legal today but will be illegal then, then you are a felon. Notice that the bill also outlaws you from owning a police style semi-automatic shotgun, the kind with the long magazine tube. And speaking of semi-automatics with long magazine tubes, countless thousands of old tubular magazine .22 rimfire rifles would suddenly become Assault Weapons.

All of this is being done to save lives, so they say. Because it takes ever so much longer to drop an empty 10 round magazine and pop in a new one TWICE than it does to drop an empty 15 round magazine and pop in a new one ONCE. Seriously. That is what this is about: Add half a second’s down time to a protracted firefight. And create an entirely new class of criminals.

Let’s see ... AR15 ... magazine catch is ... here. Push. Drop. Pop. Click. Ok, reloaded.
Let’s see ... 1911 pistol ... magazine catch is ... here. Push. Drop. Pop. Click. Ok, reloaded.

No, I don’t think it’s going to add even half a second. Maybe a quarter second. Maybe a third of a second, tops.  But wait, those 10 round magazines are smaller! Less bullets! What, you mean they’re smaller ... and thus easier to conceal?

So, we’ve got BS legislation on the one hand, that does NOTHING to prevent crime, and only further ostracizes and penalizes only the law-abiding gun owner ... and we’re taking that as barter for what? Clarification on firearms transport rules? Really? Do they do anything either? Do they address crime?

A2777 was recently touted as part of a deal among democrats to pacify gun owners in light of the impending gun ban / mag ban legislation described above. The legislation was supposed to fix the longstanding problem of what constitutes “reasonable deviations” from the direct transportation of firearms required by New Jersey law. Legal gun owners face prison sentences of up to ten years if they stop while properly transporting unloaded, locked firearms, unless they meet certain technical requirements and the stop is deemed a “reasonable deviation” in transportation.

Unfortunately, A2777 as written does not actually fix the problem, and makes the situation worse than under current law. The “fix” needs to be fixed.

Under current law, judges have discretion to decide on a case-by-case basis whether a particular set of circumstances constitutes a reasonable deviation. While that is a double-edged sword, and current law provides no guidance as to what a reasonable deviation is, at least gun owners caught within New Jersey’s tangled web of hyper-technical regulations have a chance at demonstrating to a judge that their particular transportation deviation was reasonable, and judges have the flexibility to prevent outrageous, absurd prison sentences where someone stops briefly and innocently while in lawful transit with firearms.

While the current proposal does contain a short list of circumstances that would be deemed reasonable, the wording of that proposal would limit reasonable deviations to just the items on that list, and prevent judges from finding that any other circumstance was a reasonable deviation. Judges would lose the discretion that they currently have to determine whether any other deviation is reasonable, and gun owners would still be facing jeopardy of potential 10-year prison sentences for common, innocent stops while en route to the range, because of deep flaws and omissions in the articulated list.

The terms? Those reasonably necessary deviations are defined as, AND LIMITED TO:

For the purposes of this section, “deviations as are reasonably necessary” means collecting and discharging passengers whose transportation is permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection b., subsection e., or paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection f. of this section, purchasing fuel, using a restroom, and contending with an emergency situation.

So you can drive directly to fellow hunter’s and shooter’s homes and pick them up or drop them off and then immediately leave, you can get gas, you can stop to use the bathroom, or you can stop to deal with an emergency. You can’t stop to visit anyone. You can’t stop to eat lunch. You can’t spend the night at a hotel. I’m not sure what happens when you have a connecting flight here in NJ and the connection gets cancelled or you get bumped. I guess it’s like the game Monopoly and you Go Directly To Jail.

The only possible good news here is that A2777 is still in committee. New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. The NJ Senate is 40 members: currently 24 D, 16 R.

Wait, wait, wait. So we’re going to get the further magazine limit law because this nonsense In Transit law is so effin’ generous? WTF? Generous??? Like, dude, it totally makes it WORSE than it was before! That’s not a win-win; that’s a lose-lose.

The Nation of Riflemen is watching you Christie. We’re watching that greasy little pen in your fat little hand.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/05/2014 at 10:42 AM   
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TNB: Animals Animals Animals Edition

Chicago: The Endia Martin Murder Case


Endia Martin, murdered at 14

Good Lord, I don’t even know where to begin with this one. The crime itself is asinine and abhorrent, but the background stories show that an utterly feral culture lives amongst us.

This is a really sick tale. And what makes it sicker is that it’s probably as common as muck. I have to wonder if the streets of Chicago have become a gladiatorial arena for the entertainment of the natives. Natives who in this case, gave a child the thumbs down and stood around to watch her die.

Endia Martin was a 14 Chicago girl. I gather that she got into some kind of argument on Facebook with her best girlfriend, over - you guessed it - some boy. That other 14 year old girl (an honor student, naturally) decided she was gonna throw down on that bitch, so she positioned herself to catch Endia when she got off her school bus. But instead of duking it out, the 2nd girl’s plan was murder. Malice aforethought: she called up her 24 year old uncle and said she needed a gun. So he brought her one on the bus, meeting her at the scene before the fight began. Somehow a crowd gathered. Endia got off the bus, a fight ensued, and at some point (either when she was face down on the ground, or running away) Endia’s friend took the gun and shot her in the head. Except that the gun misfired. Hey, no worries, someone in a crowd - a 17 year old man I think - quickly repaired the revolver and handed it back to her. And while the crowd watched, she shot Endia in the head and killed her. But hey, it was only from a couple feet away, so she missed, and managed to wing somebody else too. Or perhaps it was a case of over penetration, and we’re talking two victims with one bullet. But I digress. Once the murder was done, that 17 year old man took the gun and tried to dispose of it. A completely illegal firearm of course. And the most disgusting part of the tale, is that this deliberate assassination occurred in front of at least 20 witnesses, and nobody did a thing to stop it. Not even when the gun misfired and needed a time-out to be repaired. No; instead of stopping it, they recorded the entire event on their cellphone cameras.

OF COURSE the press wants to play Blame It On The Gun, and the cops cry for more gun control (Chicago already being gun free, according to the law) ,but that’s garbage and you know it. This crime comes in two parts: the perpetrator and her enablers, and the barbaric environment that accepts, supports, and even demands this kind of insane behavior.

I’m not even sure where to begin ...

Martin’s family says she and the alleged shooter were close friends who were fighting over a boy in a dispute that originally started on Facebook. They attended the same school.

“She used to do all her work. She seemed like a nice person,” classmate Michael Baker said [Drew: Baker is talking about the alleged shooter, not the victim]. “I never thought she would do something like that.”

“She wasn’t a bad kid, I mean, everybody gets suspended. She wasn’t bad,” classmate Kimberly Taylor said. “When I heard that, I was sad for her. It hurts my heart to see her life is away. She throw her life away.”

Oh gosh, it’s so sad, this poor little thing WHO TOOK A GUN AND BLEW ANOTHER CHILD’S HEAD OFF, she has my sympathy, she’ll get juvie for 4 years now. Concern or sympathy for the murdered girl: ZERO.

The alleged shooter’s mother, who the Chicago Sun-Times is not identifying because her daughter has been charged as a juvenile, told the Sun-Times that her daughter “feels bad too.” The girl disputed the official account of Martin’s death and told her mother after the shooting: “It did not happen like that.”

“She was very hurt,” the mother said of her daughter. “Her and the little girl used to be friends.”

But the mother claimed Endia, also 14, and her friends “jumped on” her daughter last year, and the feud picked up again recently on Facebook. She even said her daughter’s life was threatened, and that someone told her daughter they would “lay her where her daddy’s at.”

The woman said her daughter’s father died when she was 9 months old. “She’s hurt about the whole situation,” the woman said.

Finally, the woman said she didn’t know about her daughter’s juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon, where the teenage girl faced charges that included first-degree murder and attempted murder without any family in the courtroom. The judge said at the hearing the girl’s mother “obviously” knew about it.

“We’ve never been through anything like this before,” she said.

Meanwhile, the girl’s uncle was ordered held on $3 million bail Wednesday. Cook County prosecutors said the paralyzed, wheelchair-bound man took the bus to hand her the fully loaded weapon knowing there would be a fight.

Before the 14-year-old suspect went to confront two girls about an ongoing dispute she had with them about a boy, she asked Donnell Flora for a gun, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.

Flora, 25, agreed with his niece’s request and got on a bus with the .38-caliber revolver Monday afternoon, Santini said.

Once at the 900 block of Garfield Boulevard, Flora gave the girl the gun before the shooting, Santini said.

Right ... the old Turn It Around story: my baby is the victim here, that horrible monster was out to get her, she was in fear for her life.
Hey, who wants to bet against my guess that uncle Don became wheelchair bound because of being shot himself? Any takers? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

A 14-year-old Chicago girl accused of killing another girl in a dispute over a boy tried unsuccessfully to fire a gun before someone fixed it for her and handed it back to her so she could open fire, prosecutors said Tuesday.

That detail emerged during a hearing in juvenile court on the latest incident of violence grabbing headlines in Chicago. The alleged shooter appeared at the hearing on a first-degree murder charge in Monday’s slaying of 14-year-old Endia Martin.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters earlier in the day that the girls were fighting over a boy. According to prosecutors, the suspect went to a residence in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city’s South Side around 4:30 Monday afternoon to continue a fight that began on Facebook.

So at the very least, we have Miss Shooter, her adult uncle Donnell, and some street gunsmith at the scene, on her side, and entirely supportive of her desire to commit premeditated murder. So far. The arena is filling up quickly; hurry hurry the main event is about to begin!

And so the deed was done. But don’t worry if you missed being there, at least one person recorded the whole thing. Didn’t do a damn thing to stop it. Didn’t call 911. Didn’t get an adult to intervene - WTH, there were several adults already there! - just stood around and watched. And recorded. And perhaps the Chicago Police are grateful for that, now that the child is dead and they begin to arrest everyone in sight on the video. Because everyone at the scene told them lies. “Don’t be a snitch” is another aspect of this feral mob. Cry out for justice, cry out for help, cry out for your “gibbs”, but when help and justice arrive, lie your ass off, hide the evidence, and stonewall all the live long day.

And then the cascade of arrests began ... sort of ...

A second person is now charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old Chicago girl and Tuesday night, just blocks away from a vigil to remember Endia Martin four more people were shot.

A 17-year-old was charged with illegally having a gun, using it and then trying to get rid of it after the murder of Endia Martin.

The murder of Endia Martin, 14, was recorded via cell phone video, prosecutors said on the same day a third suspect was charged in her shooting death.

“This entire incident was captured on a cell phone video, taken by one of the witnesses to the incident,” Assistant State’s Attorney James Santini said. Martin was shot to death Monday afternoon on her way home from school. Three people have been charged, including a 14-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man. A vigil is set to be held Wednesday evening near the scene of the crime.

The 25-year-old man, Donnell Flora, appeared at the Cook County Courthouse Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge and a further charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. Prosecutors said he supplied the murder weapon to his 14-year-old niece after taking the bus to the scene, and that he had foreknowledge of the crime.

“Upon arriving at the location,” said Santini, “the defendant provided the loaded gun to the 14-year-old co-offender, knowing she was going to become involved in a fight.”

And then the lies began. Gun? What gun? Oh, that gun? Hey, that gun was stolen years ago when somebody broke into my car.  And the police and the press bleated out their usual sound bytes, because now it was time to Blame The Gun and Blame The Law ...

Chicago police superintendent: Killing of girl, 14, shows need for stricter gun laws
The killing of a 14-year-old girl, allegedly by another teen in a fight over a boy, shows that Illinois needs stricter gun laws, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday. McCarthy told reporters that Endia Martin was shot with a .38-caliber handgun stolen from a car. He urged a change in the law to require gun owners to store weapons securely, saying that a firearm was brought to what would otherwise have been a “fistfight.”

“There was a legal gun that became an illegal gun,” he said, saying state law should be changed to require guns to be kept more securely. “In this case, the simple fact that the law states that you can store a firearm in a vehicle is absolutely insane,” McCarthy said. “Those guns need to be in lock boxes, in safes, in people’s residences or on their person.”

But then it turned out that this wasn’t entirely true. Oh sure, the gun had been reported stolen, but it wasn’t. It had been sold, under the table, at least once. Well, at least the press could dogpile on that story.

Endia Martin murder weapon illegally sold, falsely reported stolen, police say
Two more people have been charged in connection with the shooting death of Endia Martin. Police announced felony charges against Robert James, 34, for unlawful delivery of a weapon and filing a false police report. Police have also charged Vandetta Redwood, 32, who is an aunt of the alleged 14-year-old shooter, with mob action and obstruction of justice.

Police said James is the legal owner of the weapon used to kill Endia Martin, and that he sold it to another individual in November of 2013. It is not clear who took possession of the weapon, but on April 15, 2014, James reported the gun had been stolen from his mother’s car.
“So on day one we believed that gun was stolen, because it was reported stolen,” Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy said Thursday. “But what do we find out? We find out that the legal gun owner illegally transferred that gun to another person. That’s how that gun ended up on the street.”

Police said the investigation also shows Vandetta Redwood was at the scene in the 900 block of West Garfield at the time of the fight between the 14-year-old victim and the 14-year-old girl charged in the shooting. Prosecutors say that cell phone video in their possession shows the actual shooting, and includes Redwood standing next to the 14-year-old shooter, along with a crowd of about 20, some of whom carried bottles and pipes.

Redwood faces felony charges for mob action and obstruction of justice, in part because she denied being at the scene even though the video places her there. Her attorney, Mark Almanza, called her charges “guilt by proximity.”

“There were numerous other individuals there,” said Almanza, “and essentially they’re saying my client should be charged for standing near where a crime happened.”

So auntie is right there on the video, but she’s still lying to the po-po with a straight face. And the 20 - TWENTY OTHER PEOPLE - standing around? Carrying bottles and pipes? What does that mean? Does that mean that what actually went down was a neighborhood riot, with dozens of fighters armed with bottles and pipes? Or that dozens were there ready to fight in case a riot broke out? That they were there IN SUPPORT OF A PREMEDITATED MURDER? Or was it party time in the hood, everyone kicking back, enjoying some CPT, chillaxin’ with a 40 and a few rocks and some bud to smoke? And the fight was just entertainment?

And yeah, Auntie, you get arrested. Because it’s your niece who pulled the trigger. Several times. And you’re the adult; a family member who should have stopped this from happening. Instead, it turns out you’re part of the enablers, and part of the aftermath smokescreen. So ... busted.

A total of five people have been charged in connection with the shooting. A 17-year-old boy and the 14-year-old suspect’s 25-year-old uncle, Donnell Flora, were also charged this week. Flora allegedly gave the gun to his niece, according to police.

[a day later] A sixth man has been charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Endia Martin.

Floyd Evans is accused of illegally obtaining the gun used in the Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

It began with a legal purchase, according to a lawyer for Robert James, the Hyde Park man whose .38 special revolver was at the center of events leading to Endia’s tragic death.
James’ mother apparently did not want the gun in her home, so in November 2013 James allegedly sold the firearm to a former Atlanta man on the South Side. The exchange was done illegally, according to police and Cook County prosecutors, because James didn’t determine whether the buyer had a valid firearm owner’s identification card as required by law.

The man police identify as the buyer, 43-year-old Floyd Evans, was charged Thursday in Chicago with possessing a firearm without a valid FOID card, Chicago police said Thursday night. He is also wanted on a warrant in a separate case.

Prosecutors said that after James learned the man no longer had the gun, he falsely reported that it had been stolen from his mother’s car.
Less clear is how and when the gun made its next move from Evans to Donnell Flora, 25, the uncle of the girl charged with Endia’s slaying. But police and prosecutors charged that Flora, who was paralyzed after he was shot in 2010, knew his niece was going to confront Endia when he took the bus to the Back of the Yards neighborhood to deliver the loaded gun.

Ha, toldja so. Pfft; that was, like, a guarantee.

So what really did happen? Mabye we should just go and look at the video ...

The 14-year-old suspect and Endia, friends since elementary school, had been feuding over a boy, authorities said. According to her lawyer, the suspect had never been arrested before. She was on the honor roll at Hope College Prep High School, was a student leader and played on the freshman-sophomore basketball team. Endia’s parents had moved her to Tilden Career Community Academy to keep her closer to home.

The dispute between the girls worsened after they taunted each other on Facebook, where the suspect’s mother said the two often communicated. They agreed to meet after school Monday. Prosecutors said the confrontation drew close to 20 people — at least some of them armed with a lock on a chain, a metal pipe and a bottle — to the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard.

Among the crowd was Vandetta Redwood, 32, the aunt of the alleged shooter.

Ah ha. Now we see a bit of light, finally. The fight was planned. From both sides. And the word was out, so a bunch of wannabes piled on, hoping to “help” which really means hoping to escalate the situation. The crowd filling the seats in the arena.

Police gave this account of what happened: The 14-year-old pulled the handgun from her waistband. She pointed it at one woman, who pushed it away. A 16-year-old then swung the lock on a chain at the shooter but missed her. The younger girl then tried to fire the gun, but it malfunctioned. She handed it to another person, who fixed it and handed it back to the 14-year-old. She fired again, hitting the 16-year-old in the arm and Endia in the back as she fled. Prosecutors said the confrontation was caught on a cellphone video.

So the 16 year old, up until now who appeared to be a mere bystander suffering collateral damage, in fact used her weapon to either try to stop the shooting (which is what her lawyer will say, naturally) or stepped in to fight on Endia’s side. And got shot for it.

And then I suppose that Miss Shooter, amped up on the power rush of shooting one girl in sort-of self defense, pulled the trigger again on her best friend who was trying to get away from their altercation. Or was this also an accident, because, shit and damnation, the piss poor writing does not tell us specifically if the same shot that winged the chain swinger just happened to brain her pal by chance. It’s implied, but “she fired again” can mean she fired several times, not just once. But maybe it was an accident after all.

And we should really be looking at Chain Control for Chicago. Because without that chain, maybe none of this would have ever happened.

Yeah right. Feral culture. Period.

And in the week or less since this has happened, another 4 are dead, another 24 are gunned down, in Chicago.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/05/2014 at 07:49 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 04, 2014

News for race fear over beer … a committee of idiots in govt. office

Once again I find myself with a subject covered well by Drew only yesterday.

Look how far the mindless idiots now carry these things. And it’s true, there is a new “ism” invented almost daily.
Life can be difficult enough without the mad ravings of the pc crowd.
Here is yet another example.

Yes, it’s a long read and I could have simply given the link to you, which I will do anyway.
Good grief ... and this come from right inside a govt. body. These folks pass the laws all are supposed to obey.

News for race fear over beer served in Commons

Race fear in the Commons: Parliamentary PC brigade refuses to let bar sell ale featuring black-faced Morris dancers because it might cause offence

· MP Jake Berry was asked to nominate guest ale from his constituency
· But chosen ale from brewery in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, fell foul of chiefs
· House of Commons PC brigade said ale’s label could cause offence
· The label features black-faced Morris dancers in nod to mining heritage

By Daily Mail Reporter

When an MP was asked to nominate a guest ale from his constituency to be served at a House of Commons bar, he was only too happy to help out.
But Jake Berry’s chosen tipple from an award-winning brewery in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, has fallen foul of the Commons PC brigade – because its label features black-faced Morris dancers.

The beer from the Irwell Works Brewery was intended to celebrate the Britannia Coconut Dancers from nearby Bacup, who have been performing since 1857 with blacked faces to celebrate the area’s mining heritage.

But officials said the image may cause offence, so the beer will be served in the Strangers Bar sporting the Bacup crest instead.
Parliamentary chiefs threw out the pale ale which had been specially crafted by a multi award-winning Rossendale brewery, saying the imagery ‘may have caused offence.’

MPs and local politicians slammed the decision, saying it ‘favours political correctness over common sense’.
The Coconutters have hit out, saying their traditional black make-up and colourful turbans, red and white kilts and clogs, are a celebration of Lancashire’s mining heritage.

It comes days after Will Straw, son of Blackburn MP Jack, was embroiled in a Twitter storm after posting a picture of himself with the morris dancing troupe.
Joe Healey, Coconutters secretary, called the decision ‘a real sad shame’.

He said: ‘I don’t understand the furore. Some people make caustic comments without understanding the tradition.

‘After recent comments made about us, I felt compelled to go back through our history, and there is no racial element whatsoever. There is no mention of race or ethnicity.
‘Researchers from Sheffield University have done the same, and come to the same conclusion.’

Irwell Works Brewery in Ramsbottom dropped the image of the Coconutters from the beer pump and replaced it with the Bacup crest, which will accompany the ale in the Strangers Bar.

Mr Berry said: ‘We thought of several names, but as the boundary dance was saved earlier this year, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to name the beer after the Britannia Coconutters, to celebrate their huge contribution to traditional dancing and their charity work across Rossendale.

The House of Commons authorities did not feel that this would comply with the strict rules they have regarding the naming of guest beers and requested us to choose one of our alternative suggestions.

‘I’m disappointed in the House of Commons Authorities decision. People who live in London obviously have no understanding about our Lancashire traditions.’
Sara D’arcy, managing director of Irwell Works Brewery, said: ‘After Jake suggested we do a beer featuring the Coconutters, I made it up and we sent it down with him.

‘He came back to us and said they thought the picture of them could offend people, so we changed it to the Bacup crest.’
A spokesman for the House of Commons said: ‘The ale offered was not acceptable as the imagery proposed to be used in connection with sales may have caused offence.’


[Drew barges in, reads this post, and realizes it so needs a picture. So here they are in all their coal dusted glory. Quite literally, with bells on. So, you Englishers: is this a Border Morris team? Or are they just still in the “Minors”?]


Ok, now I AM confused. Damned if these sods don’t actually look like a bunch of Oompa-Loompas!


Posted by peiper   United States  on 05/04/2014 at 08:39 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - May 03, 2014

what’s your vector, victor?


North, South, East, West, Left, Right work for cars

But for airplanes Up and Down matter too

LAX Air Traffic System Can’t Handle Up and Down

High Altitude Spy Plane Crashes Air Control Computers

So glad to know that billions of that post 9/11 Homeland Security money has been spent bringing our major airports into the 21st Century, giving them the ability to track any and all flying objects.

Because it’s not like U2 spy planes haven’t been flying in and out of Edwards AFB since long before I was even born.

Horry Clap.

A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News.

On Wednesday at about 2 p.m., according to sources, a U-2 spy plane, the same type of aircraft that flew high-altitude spy missions over Russia 50 years ago, passed through the airspace monitored by the L.A. Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale, Calif. The L.A. Center handles landings and departures at the region’s major airports, including Los Angeles International (LAX), San Diego and Las Vegas.

The computers at the L.A. Center are programmed to keep commercial airliners and other aircraft from colliding with each other. The U-2 was flying at 60,000 feet, but the computers were attempting to keep it from colliding with planes that were actually miles beneath it.

Though the exact technical causes are not known, the spy plane’s altitude and route apparently overloaded a computer system called ERAM [ En Route Automation Modernization ], which generates display data for air-traffic controllers. Back-up computer systems also failed.
As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had to stop accepting flights into airspace managed by the L.A. Center, issuing a nationwide ground stop that lasted for about an hour and affected thousands of passengers.

At LAX, one of the nation’s busiest airports, there were 27 cancellations of arriving flights, as well as 212 delays and 27 diversions to other airports. Twenty-three departing flights were cancelled, while 216 were delayed. There were also delays at the airports in Burbank, Long Beach, Ontario and Orange County and at other airports across the Southwestern U.S.


We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful U2


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