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  1. ‘Carrying a Gun Saved My Life’: Meet Ryan Moore The type of gun incident most media has no use for. by Paul Hsieh Bio January 30, 2013 - 12:00 am On December 11, 2010, in Conyers, GA, 22-year-old Ryan Moore was at a friend’s house for an evening of leisure. He borrowed a friend’s car to drive to the nearby grocery store, where his handgun saved his life. I interviewed Ryan Moore over e-mail about that evening. What happened that night at the Ingles (grocery store) parking lot? I had parked near the front of the store. A man approached as I was about to get out, asking if I had some spare money he could use for gas. After replying I didn’t have any cash, he proceeded to walk away. As I was watching him leave, I then stepped out of the vehicle and was grabbed from behind by a man who put a knife to my neck. The first man then came back and demanded my keys and wallet. How much time did you have to react? It took a few seconds for me to realize what was happening. Once it dawned on me, I made the decision to fight back. I grabbed the knife and pulled it away from my neck. After a brief struggle, I managed to push him away allowing me to create a few feet of distance, where I was able to draw my revolver from concealment and to fire in defense as he came back towards me with the knife. What were you carrying, and how many rounds did you have to fire to stop the attacker? I had a five shot Taurus 651 snub-nosed .357 magnum loaded with magnum defensive ammunition. After drawing, I fired three shots in about two seconds before the attacker with the knife turned and collapsed after taking a few steps. I then turned around expecting the second attacker to be there, only to see him fleeing the scene. I knew I only had two rounds left and debated whether or not to reload, but since it seemed the threat was over I holstered the revolver and called 911, only to have the first officer show up for an unrelated security detail while on the phone with dispatchers. The revolver was taken for evidence and I was briefly detained. Due to the adrenaline I didn’t notice the fact I was cut until I was sitting in the police car and noticed blood. I was then looked at by paramedics, and taken to the hospital where I had to get stitches in my neck. Ryan killed the first attacker, 30-year old Yuhanna Williams. According to the Associated Press: Williams was still clutching the knife when they discovered his body, and Moore told them he was defending himself. Witnesses corroborated his story and authorities quickly found the killing to be justified. Williams had been jailed multiple times over the past decade for charges including “disorderly conduct, simple battery, probation violation, public indecency, DUI, and possession of marijuana and possession with the intent to distribute at a school. I asked Moore what he learned from a self-defense perspective, and what he thought of proposed bans on so-called “high capacity magazines” and “assault weapons.” What do you carry now, and why? My current everyday carry gun is a Glock 21, a large framed Glock semiautomatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP with a standard capacity of 13+1 rounds. Fortunately it only took three shots from my revolver to stop the threat. However, the thought that I had only two remaining in the event the second attacker didn’t flee or had backup didn’t sit well with me, especially given the fairly common incidents of crime involving multiple assailants. Most days I also carry a spare 13-round magazine and on occasion even still carry the revolver as a backup. Could proposed restrictions on magazines greater than 10 rounds endanger ordinary people caught in situations like the one you faced? There is definitely a risk involved with arbitrarily limiting normal citizens to ten rounds (or seven in the case of New York). Statistics generally indicate multiple shots being required to stop a single threat regardless of caliber, and there is almost always a degradation of accuracy in a high-stress situation. If someone is unfortunate enough to be in a self-defense situation with three or four attackers, the difference between ten rounds and thirteen (or twenty) could mean the difference between life and death. You have an AR-15-style sporting rifle. What do you use it for? How do you answer when anti-gun people say: “No one needs a rifle like that”? I have an AR-15 that I primarily keep for home defense, but I have also used it hunting. For hunting these rifles have become extremely popular, especially in areas where wild hogs or coyotes are popular game and pose a risk to livestock and native species. Ammunition companies have started producing ammo specifically designed for hunting with these types of rifles, such as the fairly new Razorback XT from Winchester. The main reason I have it is for home defense. It is among the best tools for the job of protecting my life and the lives of my loved ones. The AR-15 is lightweight, maneuverable, and offers effective stopping power while reducing risk of over penetration through common building materials with the proper ammunition. It is easy to add lights and optical sights to the rifle, making it more likely you will identify what you are aiming at and thus avoid shooting someone by accident. The rifle has manageable recoil, allowing shooters of all physical condition to handle it effectively. Like with pistols, one will never know how many rounds are needed. If one hears a loud crash in the middle of the night, one probably won’t have the time to grab spare magazines; so whatever ammunition is in the gun is all you have if you must traverse the house in your pajamas to secure a family member against an intruder. Gun-control advocates typically highlight the criminal misuses of firearms, while underplaying the many times firearms are used by law-abiding citizens in self-defense — ranging from tens of thousands to two million times per year, depending on the source. Most of the time, the intended victim does not have to fire his weapon to deter the attackers. But in some cases, the good guy having a gun can mean the difference between his life or death. Fortunately, Georgia law allowed Ryan Moore to carry the gun that saved his life. Shouldn’t all law-abiding Americans enjoy that same right?
  3. Dead man stops at Burger King for one last Whopper Jr. 5:02 PM 01/28/2013 Whopper Jr. (Photo: Burger King) David Kime Jr. had it his way up until the day he was buried. The 88-year old World War II vet from West York, Penn. loved Burger King’s Whopper Jr. so much that after he died on Jan. 20, he was buried with one. On Saturday — the day of his memorial service — his entire funeral procession drove through the fast food restaurant so that he could have one last hamburger. “He always lived by his own rules,” his daughter, Linda Phiel, told the York Daily Record. “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.” The 40 attendees of Kime’s funeral all had a Whopper Jr. to honor the deceased’s love of fast food. “He liked his Whopper Jrs.,” Margaret Hess, manager of the Burger King location that Kime frequented, said. Phiel said that her father wasn’t a fan of eating healthfully. “[H]e considered us health freaks because we ate things that were green, like broccoli.” Kime was a diabetic who had a pacemaker, and his daughter tried to get him to eat healthier foods so he would live longer. But he didn’t agree. “I won’t live longer,” he would say, “it will just seem like it because I’ll be more miserable faster.” Before Kime’s casket was lowered to the ground, his daughter put the Whopper Jr. atop the lilies on his casket. “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” Hess said. Read more:
  4. Boomstick control Posted on January 29, 2013 by Conservative Byte Read more: Funny, but what a stupid title.
  5. January 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm Mayor Bloomberg’s Reaction When Asked If He Will Disarm His Security Detail Ever wonder how Mayor Bloomberg gets away with gun control lectures while he has his own security detail? Yeah, so did we. But don’t expect any answers from Bloomberg. Just expect harassment from his bodyguards. Read more:
  6. Right there with you, Francie. You are not alone.
  7. San Diego Police Chief: We Can Disarm Americans Within a Generation by AWR Hawkins 28 Jan 2013 San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne is fully supportive of the Obama/Feinstein gun grab, and says if lawmakers play it right Americans can be completely disarmed within "a generation." Lansdowne has gone on record saying: "I could not be more supportive of the president for taking the position he has. I think it's courageous with the politics involved in this process. [And] I think it's going to eventually make the country safer." He made it clear that it may take "a generation," but new laws could eventually take all guns off the streets. This is quite a departure from other law enforcement personnel we've seen around the country--particularly Sheriffs--who've come out firmly against any infringement on the 2nd Amendment. We've cheered those officials for standing with the people, and now Lansdowne has taken a position completely opposite them. Moreover, Lansdowne has also been slamming the NRA in interviews. And he seems overtly thrilled at the money the NRA is being forced to spend to get their message out in the wake of the crime at Sandy Hook Elementary. "We broke the NRA," says Lansdowne. Breitbart News contacted Lansdowne's office about these statements but received no comment.
  8. Oh, you've made your self perfectly clear. Now your blaming Jersey's crime on the gun laws in other states. Why don't you ask your self why are the crime rates lowest, where the gun laws are the least restrictive? No law will disarm the lawless. Period. And as far as that goes, no law will disarm me as well. I will defend my self from anyone who thinks that they can take what is mine. Registering our arms is not God's law. This paragraph of yours is one of your most contradicting yet. You claim to follow God's law, but yet you kneel down to your human master.
  9. I actually found a judgement owed to me in NC, and a refund due my dad in FL. No idea how much. But still pretty cool. You will need to go to the link at the bottom, to use thier links in the article. $58 Billion Unclaimed: Is Some of it Yours? Millions of Americans are missing out on billions in forgotten cash. Currently, states, federal agencies and other organizations collectively hold more than $58 billion in unclaimed cash and benefits. That's roughly $186 for every U.S. resident. The unclaimed property comes from a variety of sources, including abandoned bank accounts and stock holdings, unclaimed life insurance payouts and forgotten pension benefits. Some people are owed serious cash. Last year, a Connecticut resident claimed $32.8 million, proceeds from the sale of nearly 1.3 million shares of stock. The recipient of the funds requested to remain anonymous and no further details were provided. More than $300 million in pension benefits is currently owed to some 38,000 people, according to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. The unclaimed benefits currently range from 12 cents to a whopping $704,621, with an average benefit of $9,100. Benefits may go unclaimed because an employee is unaware they had accrued retirement benefits at a previous employer, the agency said. However, the majority of the forgotten funds -- roughly $41.7 billion -- are held by the states, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. Under varying state laws, financial institutions and other companies are required to turn over any funds considered "abandoned," including uncashed paychecks, forgotten bank account balances, unclaimed refunds, insurance payouts and contents of safe deposit boxes. They have found some pretty unusual items like diamonds, bottles of liquor and sardines. Property is usually considered abandoned after the holder of the account or property has had no activity or contact with the owner for several years. The states then try to find the owner through websites, newspaper ads and booths at events like state fairs. But every year, the vast majority of unclaimed funds remain in state coffers, where the cash can be used to fund government operations. Although the states are careful to note that the owner's claim to the property will always remain valid. "The money belongs to the owner in perpetuity. Even if the owner dies, then their heirs could come back and claim it," said Carolyn Atkinson, West Virginia's deputy treasurer for unclaimed property and a past president of National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. Florida's chief financial officer announced this month that the state had received 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts worth more than $25 million as part of a settlement with insurance company AIG (AIG). The settlement is one of several reached last year with major insurers, including MetLife (MET), Prudential (PRU) and Nationwide after regulators in 20 states audited the methods they used to locate life insurance beneficiaries after a policyholder's death. The state auditors found that many insurers would use the Social Security Administration's Death Master File to cancel annuity payments to clients who passed away, but not to start issuing payments to their beneficiaries. In some cases, companies would continue collecting premium payments from the policy's value for years after the insured's death, depleting the cash reserves down to zero. Through the settlements, those balances are being reinstated and remitted to the states. But in many cases, beneficiaries remain unaware of their policy claim and many of their current addresses are unknown, making it hard for the funds to be connected with their rightful owner. "Once it goes to the state, it's unlikely that the rightful owner will be found," said Mark Paolillo, a Massachusetts-based accountant and Ryan LLC's abandoned and unclaimed property practice leader. Are you owed money? Here's where you can find out. •State-held unclaimed property: Visit NAUPA's for a map with links to each state's program. •Life insurance: For benefits not held by the state, check the insurer's site directly. For example, MetLife has an online search. •Pensions: For Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. benefits, visit the agency's online search directory. •U.S. savings bonds: More than 45 million matured savings bonds, worth nearly $16 billion, remain unredeemed, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. To search the database, visit •Tax refunds: In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said it had $153.3 million in tax refund checks that were undeliverable. To make sure you've received your checks, visit the IRS's Where's my refund? tool. •Overbid proceeds: If a foreclosed home or tax lien for delinquent taxes is sold at auction for a price above the money owed, the former property owner is owed the so-called "overbid proceeds," which are typically held at the country level. But, counties typically send notifications about the funds to the foreclosed address, so many people remain unaware of the extra cash, according to Mary Pitman, author of "The Little Book of Missing Money." These funds are different than other unclaimed funds in that the property owner's claim in some counties only last a few years. Contact the county clerk to find out which local agency holds the funds. ..
  10. 7 people killed in shootings during bloody Chicago day Published January 27, 2013 Associated Press CHICAGO – Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day. Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother's youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car. "Right now, I'm totally lost because Ronnie was my only surviving son," said his mother, Shirley Chambers. Shirley Chambers' first child, Carlos, was shot and killed by a high school classmate in 1995 after an argument. He was 18. Her daughter Latoya, then 15, and her other son Jerome were shot and killed within months of one another in 2000. Police say two separate double-homicide shootings also occurred Saturday about 12 hours apart. In one, a 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were killed. In another, two men were shot at a hamburger stand on the city's South Side. Police say the victims were roommates in their 40s. Chicago's homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. Chicago's homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900. Last year's increase, though, stood in sharp contrast to New York, where homicides fell 21 percent from 2011, as of early December. Click here for more from Read more:
  11. January 27, 2013 by Publius Huldah The Truth About Gun Control, the D I C K Act of 1902, Bills of Attainder & Ex Post Facto Laws The latest round of rubbish flooding our in boxes is an ignorant rant claiming that the D I C K Act of 1902 (which respects our Right to be armed) can’t be repealed because to do so would “violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws”. Who dreams up this stuff? Does anyone check it out before they spread it around? Of course we have the God-given right to keep and bear arms, to self-defense, etc., etc. Our Declaration of Independence (2nd para) recognizes that our Rights come from God and are unalienable. The 2nd Amendment to our federal Constitution recognizes that this God-given right to keep and bear arms is to be free from any interference WHATSOEVER from the federal government. Our Framers were all for an armed American People – they understood that arms are our ultimate defense in the event the federal government oversteps its bounds. See, e.g., what James Madison, Father of Our Constitution, writes in the second half of Federalist Paper No. 46! The reason the Citizens – the Militia – are armed is to defend ourselves, our families, our neighborhoods, communities, and States from an overreaching, tyrannical federal government. Accordingly, the federal government is nowhere in the Constitution granted authority to abridge, restrict, or infringe, in any fashion whatsoever, guns, ammunition, etc. Thus, ALL such restrictive laws made by Congress, and ALL regulations made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco (ATF), are unconstitutional as outside the scope of the powers granted to Congress and to the Executive Branch by our Constitution. Restriction of arms and ammunition is NOT one of the “enumerated powers” delegated to Congress or the Executive Branch. Furthermore, all pretended regulations made by the ATF are also unconstitutional as in violation of Art. I, Sec. 1, U.S. Constitution, which vests ALL legislative powers granted by the Constitution in CONGRESS. Executive agencies have no lawful authority whatsoever to make rules or regulations of general application to The People! In addition, the President and the Senate may not lawfully by treaty do anything the Constitution does not authorize them to do directly. Since the Constitution does not authorize the federal government to disarm us, the federal government may not lawfully do it by Treaty. See, But the assertion that one Congress may not repeal acts of a previous Congress is idiotic. And the assertion that Congress can’t repeal the D I C K Act because a repeal would “violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws” shows that whoever wrote that doesn’t know what he is talking about. He obviously has no idea what a “bill of attainder” is, and no idea what an “ex post facto law” is. This accurately explains what a “bill of attainder” is: An “ex post facto” law RETROACTIVELY criminalizes conduct which was not criminal when it was done. Say you barbequed outside last Sunday. That was lawful when you did it. Next month, Congress makes a pretended law which purports to retroactively criminalize barbequing outdoors. So, now, what you did is a crime (for which you are subject to criminal prosecution); even thou when you did it, it wasn’t a crime. That is an ex post facto law. Now, say Congress passes a pretended law making possession of firearms a crime and ordering everyone to turn in their guns. Only if you do not turn in your guns will you have committed a “crime”. That is not an ex post facto law because if you turn in your guns, you won’t be criminally prosecuted. The “crime” is the failure to turn in your guns – not the prior possession of guns. Such a law would be totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL, because gun control is not one of the enumerated powers of Congress. Thus, the law would be outside the scope of the powers delegated to Congress. It would also be unconstitutional as in violation of the 2nd Amendment. But it would not be an ex post facto law. People shouldn’t sling around terms, the meanings of which, they do not understand. It is immoral. If TRUTH spread as rapidly as lies, our problems would have been resolved long ago. But if People can come to love TRUTH more than they love the ignorant rubbish they circulate, perhaps it is not too late to restore our Constitutional Republic. PH Endnote: In Federalist Paper No. 84 (4th para), Alexander Hamilton says re ex post facto laws (and of the importance of the writ of habeas corpus): “…The creation of crimes after the commission of the fact, or, in other words, the subjecting of men to punishment for things which, when they were done, were breaches of no law, and the practice of arbitrary imprisonments, have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny…” PH Read more:****-act-of-1902-bills-of-attainder-ex-post-facto-laws/#ixzz2JH0XHrV8 Yes, I know that I'm the one who brought over the D I C K Act posting. And I'll bring over the first posting to counter some of the claims as well.
  12. Sunday Funny: Viking Short Halt Deuce by admin on January 27, 2013 Read more: Kit Up!
  13. For being so smart, you do say some of the most ignorant statements. This is not "all ..over a gun." This is about the freedom of the American people and the only way that the citizen has to defend it. You are right that we are over manned and out gunned. But don't forget the power of the people. Don't forget that the soldier has taken an oath to protect the Constitution. Don't think for a minute that there would not be dissension among the ranks, when ordered to fire upon the citizens that they've sworn to protect. If George Washington thought as you, then there would never have been the United States of America. He took an untrained, under manned, under armed army, and defeated the strongest army in the world. If you feel as you do, why don't you move to England where they live as you like? And let us live as freeman, the way our forefathers and God intended.
  14. Thanks for the assist Jonjon. I was having technical difficulties.
  15. Proof: The Founders Wanted Americans Armed
  16. Obama Democrats Mess with Texas, Plot to Turn Lone Star State Blue by Matthew Boyle 24 Jan 2013 297post a comment President Barack Obama’s former national field director Jeremy Bird has launched an organization with a plan to turn Texas blue for the first time in decades, Politico reports. Bird’s new organization, “Battleground Texas,” will target Hispanic voters in the state to try to swing the Lone Star state in the direction of Democrats. Texas has for a long time been a Republican Party stronghold, and its 38 electoral college votes are crucial to any GOP presidential candidate’s run for office. If Texas becomes a battleground or Democratic Party state, Republican presidential candidates may be in dire danger. They’d have to spend time and money campaigning in the state, taking their focus off states that are already hotly contested. Bird appears to understand this, and that’s why he’s targeting the state. “With its diversity and size, Texas should always be a battleground state where local elections are vigorously contested and anyone who wants to be our commander in chief has to compete and show they reflect Texas values. Yet for far too long, the state’s political leaders, both in Austin and in Washington, D.C., have failed to stand for Texans,” Bird told Politico. “Over the next several years, Battleground Texas will focus on expanding the electorate by registering more voters — and as importantly, by mobilizing Texans who are already registered voters but who have not been engaged in the democratic process.” Politico quoted several anonymous Democratic consultants who said Bird plans to bring in top campaign talent and make a serious effort at competing in the state. Republicans, on the other hand, are still regaining their footing after the beat down they endured in the last election cycle – and didn’t have a specific plan when Breitbart News asked for one. Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told Breitbart News though that the GOP is “in the midst of the party's winter meeting down here in Charlotte” where GOP leaders are crafting “the vision and role of the party going forward” including “specifically the ways that we can grow it and win more elections.” “Last week the chairman was in Austin meeting with GOP groups on success they have had engaging with Hispanics, Asians and African Americans,” Spicer added.
  17. What an ignorant statement! No concervative is against birth control. They are against having tax payers pay for it. And the Democrats have been supporting the wars as well. Don't forget, Congress voted to go into Iraq and Afganistan, and Obama isn't making much effort getting us out. WWI Woodrow Wilson(D) WWII Franklin D. Roosevelt(D) Korean War Harry S. Truman(D) Vietnam John F. Kennedy(D) / Lyndon B. Johnson(D) Grenada Ronald Reagan® Persian Gulf War I George HW Bush® Persian Gulf War II / Serbia / Kosovo Bill Clinton(D) Afgan / Iraqi Invation George W Bush® US Presidents in Chronological Order and Their Wars
  18. The Difference Between Life and Death Posted on January 25, 2013 by Conservative Byte Read more:
  19. Woman Arrested While Refusing Smart Meter Installation on Her Property Tells Us Her Story Jan. 24, 2013 4:50pm Liz Klimas (Image: CBS screenshot) Jennifer Stahl has been a strong advocate against the smart meter program in Naperville, Ill., for the last two years. The issue came to a head Wednesday afternoon when she was arrested while refusing to let the utility workers install the controversial device. “I was protecting my property,” Stahl said in an interview with TheBlaze Thursday afternoon. “I felt my emotion was like a momma bear protecting her babies.” Stahl was at a friend’s house when she received the call from her husband that the utility workers had arrived. She was home within 15 minutes and saw they were at a neighbor’s house. Her neighbors were not home, but they had signs stating they did not permit the new meter to be installed. Stahl said she waited on her porch for the workers to arrive at her house. When they did, she refused them access to her backyard through her locked gate. The police — including the police supervisor, a sergeant — were called. Stahl said the sergeant explained the workers had authorization to access the meter, but Stahl stood her ground saying she didn’t approve it. The sergeant continued to try and convince Stahl to comply and said if she didn’t, he’d arrest her. “The city has always had and maintains the right to access our equipment, and today we were simply exercising that right,” City Manager Doug Kreiger told the Chicago Tribune, which reported Wednesday’s events. The lock on Stahl’s fence was cut, and when Stahl wouldn’t step away from the meter, she was lead away by an officer, cuffed and waited for a marked squad car to arrive to take her to the department. When asked why she was being arrested, she was told it was for interfering with a police officer. . The local CBS channel has footage of the arrest: Did she ever think it would come to this? “It occurred to me,” Stahl said, explaining that she previously had considered how far she would go to maintain her stance. “I didn’t put my name on a federal lawsuit” to stand down now, Stahl continued. The group Naperville Smart Meter Awareness has filed a lawsuit, for which there are currently motions to dismiss as well as to grant temporary restraining orders for residents refusing the meters. (Photo: Naperville Smart Meter Awareness/Facebook) Tom Glass, a member of the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, told TheBlaze Thursday he felt the fact that the city is arresting residents for refusing is “completely frightening in this day in age.” “The city is still sending around people to read these [smart] meters … they don’t work,” Glass continued. Stahl was one of two women arrested while smart meters were being installed on their property without permission Wednesday. Malia “Kim” Bendis was the second who received two misdemeanors for attempted eavesdropping and resisting a police officer, according to the Tribune. This video posted to YouTube shows Bendis protesting the removal of her analog meter for installation of a smart meter: Stahl estimated at the rate the city is going installing smart meters that they’ll be complete with 100 percent compliance by the end of the week. The Tribune reported 57,000 homes (99 percent) have them so far. “It’s not acceptable that the city can choose for me on my behalf to install this meter that I don’t think is appropriate for myself,” Stahl said. “I choose to keep my analog meter because of all the issues. I can’t believe the city is not providing an alternative option.” An alternative option of sorts is provided by the city. However, it still requires residents to receive a new meter. According to a Q&A document about the Naperville Smart Grid Initiative, homeowners are able to choose between participating in the smart grid program with a standard, wireless meter. Or they can opt out and will still receive what is being called a “non-standard” smart meter, which has the wireless card removed. To receive a “non-standard” smart meter costs an initial, one-time fee of $68.35 (this is the cost difference between the two meters) and a monthly fee of $24.75 for manual reading of the meter. The Q&A emphasized that no existing analog meters will be retained by customers and that the new non-wireless, non-standard smart meters installed for residents opting out of the program requires new equipment and special training for workers to learn how to read them. “Therefore, there is an incremental cost for this service,” the Q&A explains. The controversy over smart meters has been seen in cities around the nation. Some have concerns about the type of data the smart meters will allow to be collected (and how that data will be used). Others worry about the health risks associated with transmitter in the smart meter, including headaches, insomnia, tinnitus and DNA breakdown. Here’s video of a third Naperville mother emotionally refusing the smart meter Wednesday fearing her daughter’s health: As for Stahl, she said when she arrived home later, the smart meter was installed. “I choose to rise above. I’m not going to worry about what I’m going to do [about the meter] at this point. I’m going to focus on my energy into mobilizing the people of Naperville and around the country … to do something to take a stand as well,” Stahl said. Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include information about the option for customers wishing to opt out of the smart meter program.
  20. Education Philly 5th Grader Gets in Trouble, Searched in Front of Class, Allegedly Called a ‘Murderer’ for…Paper ‘Gun’ That Looks Like This Jan. 24, 2013 9:31am Madeleine Morgenstern A Philadelphia fifth-grader said she was scolded by a school administrator and even searched in front of her entire class last week — all because she pulled out a paper gun. Melody Valentin’s grandfather had made her the “gun” — which resembled a piece of paper with a chunk torn out of it — the day before, and she stuck it in her pocket and forgot about it, WTXF-TV reported. When she went to throw it out in class the next day, another student spotted it and called her out. A school administrator was summoned, and Melody was reprimanded for having the paper. “He yelled at me and said I shouldn’t have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn’t listen,” she told the station. The administrator allegedly threatened to have her arrested, and other students called her a “murderer.” Melody’s mother, Dianna Kelly, is furious and has been keeping her daughter out of class to avoid harassment. She said she wants to pull her out of the school permanently. “Why did he threaten my daughter? Why did you stand over my daughter and tell her that you should call the cops on her? ‘You can be arrested?’ Why were you trying to scare her?” Kelly said. School officials did not return a request for comment from WTXF. The Philadelphia school district said it was looking into the matter. Schools across the country have been on high alert in the wake of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn. In another incident this month just northwest of Philadelphia, a 5-year-old girl was suspended and labeled a “terrorist threat” all because she told a friend she was going to shoot her with a pink toy bubble gun.
  21. January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am Can You Guess Who I Am? You Might be Surprised Let’s play a game of Political “Who am I?” where I describe someone’s life and you try and guess who it is. Be sure to watch to the end. Read more:
  22. January 24, 2013 by Tim Brown MO Lawmakers: Parents Must Notify Schools Of Gun Ownership In 30 Days Here we go. Missouri State lawmakers see dollar signs in their eyes and they are using the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to push for legislation that would require parents in the state to notify the schools their children that they own a firearm within 30 days or face a fine. This doesn’t just apply to public schools either. According to SB 124, which is put forth by two female Democrat State Senators Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) and Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City), it would apply to all charter and private education institutions. Interestingly enough, Nasheed is a Muslim. The legislation can be summarized by stating that if a person is the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18, he or she knows the child possesses a firearm in violation of the law, and he or she fails to stop the possession or report it to law enforcement. This would be considered a Class A misdemeanor. However, if death or injury result from the firearm possession by a minor it will be considered a Class D felony. Anytime a child is enrolled in a school, the parent or guardian must send the school a notification that they own a firearm to the school their child attends within 30 days or face a $100 fine. If the gun is used in a crime by the child at school and the parent or guardian failed to notify the school about the firearm and it results in injury or death, the parent will face a $1000 fine and possibly other penalties. I wholly believe in the 2nd Amendment, that everyone should have the right to bear arms, but the 2nd Amendment does not say that a 12-year-old can shoot a 12-year-old — there is no protection for that,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “What we are trying to do here is address what is happening in our urban cities.” State Senator Brian Nieves (R-Washington) calls the bill alarming stating, “I think it goes squarely against what most Missourians would believe is the right thing to do. I can tell you (that) this bill will not become law – I think that’s something we need to be very clear about and make sure that Missourians know that this bill simply will not become law.” Additionally, the legislation lays out what is considered “proper storage.” The bill reads: (1) The firearm is stored in a securely locked container or in a location that a reasonable person would believe to be secure; (2) The firearm is equipped with a cable lock, trigger lock, or other safety device that cannot be readily removed from the firearm; or (3) The firearm is on the person’s body or in such proximity to the person’s body that he or she could retrieve it as easily and quickly as if carried on his or her body. While I am in agreement that parents need to be responsible for proper storage and teaching their children about firearms, the fact that they must notify school systems about firearms is not a good idea. It is an invasion of privacy and it is none of the school’s business what people have in their homes. That is part of the Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. While technically the legislation would not be a search or seizure, it is mandating that you tell them you own a firearm. Chappelle-Nadal indicated that her legislation will more than likely not pass the State Senate. Additionally she indicated that any NRA-backed gun legislation would be targeted for filibuster. Also, requiring cable locks, trigger locks and other safety devices does render the firearm virtually useless when needed. Again, this is an attempt by government to impose things they should not be imposing. In short, it’s a bad law. Read more: And of course, once your a "Felon" ownership of any weapon is against the law.
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