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Better to Die By The Sword Than To Live As Coward Like You Ron Paul

Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

12:41 PM 02/04/2013
 Vince Coglianese
Senior Online Editor
 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures while speaking at a town hall meeting in Keene, N.H., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday:

Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense

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What doesn’t make sense is you sticking your nose in something that you know absolutely nothing about. One of the treatments for PTSD involves:

  • Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and trauma involves carefully and gradually “exposing” yourself to thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind you of the trauma. Therapy also involves identifying upsetting thoughts about the traumatic event–particularly thoughts that are distorted and irrational—and replacing them with more balanced picture.

Now I interpret that as saying being around other servicemen and firearms in a controlled environment and exposed to the stigma that triggers PTSD in an attempt to lessen it’s effects.

Even though you are a physician  and you did serve in the Texas Air National Guard, you don’t know jack about PTSD and you need to STFU! I hope the next time you feel the need to dishonor a hero and a highly decorated veteran, that he or one brothers in arms introduces your head to your rectal cavity. 

Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday.

The former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, turned his weapon on the other two men and shot them at close range, according to news accounts.

Kyle was the author of the best-selling “American Sniper,” which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.

Paul has a long history of being opposed to American military intervention abroad.

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DHS Says Bring A Knife To A Gunfight

New Homeland Security Video Urges Americans to Resist Shooters…With Scissors

 

Jan. 31, 2013 9:48am

If Americans were worried that those pushing gun control in Washington, and in the Obama administration, have unrealistic expectations about what is necessary for self defense, then a recently released video by the Department of Homeland Security seems unlikely to placate them.

The video, titled “Options for Consideration,” and released January 25th of this year, details what are meant to be acceptable responses to “active shooter situations” of the type seen at Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and at the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Curiously, the video omits mention of the Aurora shooting, though it was filmed before Sandy Hook.

DHS’s recommended responses to such shootings, demonstrated in a generic office setting, include the obvious instructions to try to either evacuate the area, or hide someplace the shooter won’t think to look, while also warning innocent bystanders in such situations that it is necessary to follow the instructions of police officers and other law enforcement personnel who appear on the scene.

Department of Homeland Security Video Urges Citizens to Defend Against Shooters With Scissors

Department of Homeland Security Video Urges Citizens to Defend Against Shooters With Scissors

Department of Homeland Security Video Urges Citizens to Defend Against Shooters With Scissors

This much of the video is relatively non-controversial. However, there is one particular portion that may prompt derisive chuckles from self-defense advocates. The passage occurs at roughly 1:45 in the video, during which the narrator of the video suggests, “If you are caught out in the open, and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available.”

The image shown at this point is as follows:

Department of Homeland Security Video Urges Citizens to Defend Against Shooters With Scissors

Photo Credit: Youtube

This particular bit of advice has already attracted some attention. The New York Post reports the pushback:

Richard Feldman, president of the Independent Firearm Owners Association, said he has a better option for consideration than a pair of scissors when confronting an armed mass murderer — a legal firearm.

“That’s why I prefer a gun, and I usually do carry a gun when it is lawful to do so,” said Feldman. “Clearly, you use whatever you can” to fight for your life, he said.

So if scissors are all you’ve got, grab them by all means.

The video is part of the Obama administration’s ongoing campaign to reduce firearm violence in the wake of the horrific mass murder last month of 20 children and six teachers in Newtown, Conn., said a Homeland Security official.

Given that the video was apparently released to coincide with Obama administration proposals on gun control, the fact that it makes mention of self-defense at all is surprising. However, suggesting that self-defense with scissors and other improvised weapons might be a valid option while neglecting to mention the idea of carrying a firearm for preparedness arguably heightens the omission of the latter.

Watch the video for yourself, below:

What an absurd bunch of crap brought to you by Janet Napolitano and the rest of the idiots at the DHS.

Tom in NC

 

A Week Vs a Matter of Hours

A Week Later, Obama Calls to Congratulate Netanyahu on Election Win (Guess How Long It Took to Call After Egypt’s Morsi Won)

Jan. 29, 2013 7:17am

A Week Late, Obama Calls to Congratulate Netanyahu on Election Win (Guess How Long it Took to Call After Egypts Morsi Won?)

It took nearly a full week, but President Barack Obama on Monday called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate the Israeli leader on his election win last Tuesday.

This is the readout of the phone call from the White House:

President Obama spoke today by telephone with Prime Minister Netanyahu to congratulate him on his party’s success in winning a plurality of Knesset seats in Israel’s recent election.  The President indicated that the United States looks forward to working with the next government.  He also reiterated his commitment to the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel, and pledged to work closely with Israel on our shared agenda for peace and security in the Middle East.

Still, despite his tardiness, Obama in fact was the only world leader to have congratulated Netanyahu thus far, according to the Israeli paper Haaretz.

Still, other bloggers pointed out that it took Obama only hours to phone Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on his election win over the summer.

The frosty relations between Obama and Netanyahu have been widely reported, and there was even evidence President Obama tried to influence Israelis to vote against Netanyahu. This came in the form of an apparent leak reported by the well-connected Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg just one week before the elections. Goldberg wrote that Obama had told “several people” privately that Netanyahu’s policies were self-defeating and causing Israel to be isolated. Goldberg claimed that Obama said repeatedly to his confidents that “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”

The poor relations characterization was emphasized further on Monday by former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk who told Israel’s Army Radio that the two leaders have “bad chemistry.”

The Jerusalem Post provided quotes from the interview, in which the former ambassador encouraged both leaders to try to mend their relations:

With regard to Obama’s state of mind, Indyk said that he believes, “President Obama is feeling quite frustrated because he rightly feels that he has done the right thing by Israel, but Israel is not responsive.”

Indyk suggested that once Netanyahu has formed his new government, he should “reach out to President Obama and try to turn a new page.” He added that the “relations between the United States and Israel are more important than the differences between the two leaders.” Referring to these tensions, which have been widely reported, Indyk said that the two heads of state “need to overcome them.”

At a press briefing after the phone call, White House Spokesman Jay Carney characterized the call as “warm” and said: “This country’s commitment to Israel’s security is unshakable and has been reflected in this administration’s commitment to Israel’s security.”

“It is also the case that in his first term, there is no leader with whom this president has had more conversations than Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Carney added.

Carney, you and Obama are lying SOB’s, and like all liberals, hate Israel and would not come to their defense if they were attacked. If you did care for Israel’s security he would not be giving 200 Abrams tanks and 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt and the radical islamic terrorist organization known as  the Muslim Brotherhood, in other words our enemies.  

We know the truth about this tyrant and we will keep shouting it from the roof tops.

Tom in NC

Pass The Phenergan Please

No, I did not watch or listen to the inauguration of the DICK

Dictator

In

Chief

Komrade

I am one of the soon to be minority that works for a living to support a growing base of Obama voters/supporters, better known as societies freeloaders. I did listen to excerpts of his dictatorial agenda, err speech , and it was at this point that I really needed some of the strongest anti-nausea/vomiting medication available. But since there was none available, I had to choke back the bile rising in my throat.

Then I started listening to the Obama ass kissing festival from the lame stream media and I thought to myself, this is what it must have been like at the height of Hitler’s reign in Nazi Germany, with the journalists that swooned over every syllable emanating from the fuhrer’s mouth.

I fully expect that our Constitution, by the end of Obama’s 2nd term to be in tatters along with our economy, religious institutions, our military and our healthcare. By 2016 our country will be in such a state of economic ruin that I don’t believe anything or anybody will be able to turn it around.

Either pockets of civil unrest or an all out civil war is on the horizon and I fully  expect that many Americans will die in an epic struggle to take this country back from a tyrannical government, and have no doubt it will be us, the average patriotic Americans. We will be the next generation of Minute Men and Women.

What is happening in our country is the kind of script you would find in a spy or disaster novel and/or movie. The first black president elected is an habitual liar who spends trillions of dollars bailing out companies, most who go belly up and the ones that don’t, default on the loans. He changes our healthcare system into a socialist system that is doomed to failure while adding trillions more to our debt. Obama and the democrats demonize Christians, Conservatives, Caucasians and Capitalism. At the same time embracing and befriending our enemies by giving the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt 16 F-16 fighter aircraft and 200 Abrams tanks that they will undoubtably use against Israel and even us in a future conflict. He separates us along racial and economic lines, in any rational mind he is treasonous and a sociopath. This might make a great novel or movie since a happy ending could just be written in.

But this is not fantasy, it is reality. Obama’s second term will very likely mean the termination of all we hold dear….freedom, prosperity, morality and our individual rights.

Tom in NC

Statistics

Can You Guess Which Upstanding Organization These Statistics Apply To 

36  have been accused of spousal abuse
 
7  have  been arrested for fraud
 
19  have been  accused of writing bad checks
 
117  have  directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2  businesses
 
3  have done time for  assault
 
71,  I repeat71 cannot  get a credit card due to bad credit
14   have  been arrested on  drug-related charges
 
8  have been  arrested! for shoplifting
 
21  currently  are defendants in lawsuits,and
 
84  have  been arrested for drunk driving in  the last year!>
 
Can you guess which organization  this is?
 
Is  it the NBA , NHL or NFL?
 
Or perhaps Hollywood stars?
 
Give  up yet? Scroll down,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None of the above, It’s the 535 members of the United States Congress
 
The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the  rest of us in line.
 
H/T to my cousin Bob
 
Tom in NC
 

Screw You Obama

You Shall Not Infringe On Our Second Amendment Rights, Obama

I have no intention of obeying any of your illegal executive orders concerning the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution.

You have no right to usurp the Constitution, which you have already done on several previous occasions, you are nothing more than a punk criminal that occupies the White House, do Benghazi, Fast and Furious and Crony Capitalism sound familiar to you.

You and your criminal cabal think you are above the laws that apply to the rest of us and you depend on your useful idiots in the Lame Stream Media to cover up and downplay your criminal activity.

Enough is enough! WE have to make a stand here and now, you will not take my guns, my magazines or my ammunition. You will not tell me how rounds I can load in a magazine or make other restrictions on my legal gun ownership, you don’t have that right.

For four years we have watched you chip away at our rights and freedoms, spend us into oblivion just so you can appease your voter base who are addicted to the money flowing from the government teat, rather than work and support themselves.

You have racked up enormous debt and turned us into slaves and ensured that our unborn generations will be born in servitude paying off possibly hundreds of trillion of dollars of future debt. You need to be stopped, my personal preference is impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate and imprisonment. I want to see you in handcuffs and a prison jumpsuit doing the perp walk to your 8X8 prison cell, nothing less will suffice.

I’m just your everyday average American, a patriot and a law-abiding citizen, but I am also the worst enemy to liberals  and if I continue to be pushed, I will fight back, and you know the best part…there are millions more in this country just like me. We are willing to engage in civil discourse, civil disobedience and if necessary civil war.

Molon Labe!

Tom in NC

A Book Review

The Right To Bear Arms: After the Riots Begin (Volume 1)

I just got through reading this book and if you want a realistic depiction of our near future under a government that believes in taking from the producers and redistributing to the millions that have a permanent lip-lock on the government teat.

It follows a surgeon in a major city as he struggles to treat patients in a country coming apart at the seams, in a city where anarchy rules, in a hospital running short on staff and supplies but overrun with patients.

His family is first and foremost on his mind and getting them to safety is his number one priority.

His encounters with society’s scum place him in danger but he finds allies and forms alliances and scores victories.

All in all it is good read, it will make you think about preparing for society’s collapse where there is lawlessness and a government that has not learned from its own mistakes and continues to dig themselves deeper  and the country deeper into Hell.

This book will scare you if you are not prepared for the coming turmoil and will make you proud of the patriotism and sacrifices of the characters.

Tom in NC

Typical Abortion Mill

*Graphic* The Conditions at This MI Abortion Clinic Were So ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Disgusting’ It Was Shut Down

Michigan Abortion Clinic Shut Down Over Disgusting, Dangerous Conditions

(Photo: Target8 News)

A Michigan abortion clinic has been shut down by the fire marshal over conditions the city described as potentially “dangerous to human life or the public welfare.”

And when you see the pictures, you’ll understand why.

Michigan’s Target 8 News has background on the story:

The photos, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, were taken by police when they entered the Women’s Medical Services Building on Dec. 26, 2012 to investigate a break-in.

The photos show unsanitary conditions, including stained medical equipment near an examination chair, trash near lab equipment and discarded in a storage room, and water stains and holes in a leaky ceiling that is falling apart. The investigator also reported “blood dripping from a sink p-trap in a room used by patients.”

Police did find evidence of a broken rear window connected to the break-in. But it’s what they found inside the clinic that prompted the fire marshal to shut the place down.

Here are a few of the photos:

Michigan Abortion Clinic Shut Down Over Disgusting, Dangerous Conditions

(Photo via Target 8 News)

Michigan Abortion Clinic Shut Down Over Disgusting, Dangerous Conditions

(Photo: Target 8 News)

Michigan Abortion Clinic Shut Down Over Disgusting, Dangerous Conditions

(Photo: Target 8 News)

The Muskegon Chronicle details a few more of the disturbing discoveries made by police:

unsanitary conditions throughout the clinic including used hypodermic needles in unsecured containers, “blood on the floor and walls in multiple locations” as well as dripping from a sink trap in a patient room, and “uncovered buckets containing unknown fluids” in the operating room.

A police detective who investigated after the initial patrol officers’ entry reported seeing “dried bloody handprints on the ultrasound machine and smears and blood splatters on the walls and floors throughout the business.”

The detective reported that televisions, stereos and cash remained in the building, but police could not determine whether whoever broke the door had actually entered the clinic.

Authorities are investigating whether any of the damage was caused by whoever allegedly broke the back door, but much of the squalor appears to have built up over time.

But Dr. Robert Alexander, who ran the clinic, blamed the alleged intruders.

“The last time I was there, when I left, it was pristine,” he insisted in a call with Target 8 News. “It was good.”

Target 8 adds that Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon is not a licensed clinic, but that there is one in the larger city of Grand Rapids.

A little background history on Robert Alexander(I refuse to refer to a butcher as a doctor):

Abortionist Robert L. Alexander
By Matt C. AbbottThe following is a recent news release (slightly edited) by Monica Migliorino Miller, director of the Michigan-based Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and author of the excellent book Abandoned:


Robert L. Alexander, M.D., whose abortion clinic in Muskegon, Mich., was shut down Dec. 26, 2012 by order of that municipality’s fire department due to building and health code violations, has been hired to perform abortion procedures at Summit Medical Services, a Detroit facility, advertising itself under “Abortion Services and Birth Control,” located at 15801 McNichols Avenue in Detroit.

According to a Dec. 28 release of MLive.com and the Michigan Chronicle, the fire marshal’s order to close Alexander’s Muskegon clinic at 863 Apple Avenue followed after police officers, investigating a broken rear window, noted numerous code violations in the facility. Michigan’s director of public safety, Jeffrey Lewis, noted that the closure was in response to fire, health and building code violations.

Perhaps no other abortion provider in Michigan has had a more troubled and checkered medical career than Robert Alexander, plagued by violations of law, court convictions, jail sentences, a series of botched abortions, and the repeated revocation of his license.

For various reasons, Alexander’s Muskegon facility is his fourth clinic to close since 2008.

The discoveries made by city personnel at Alexander’s Muskegon facility are consistent with observations made at the former Women’s Choice facility in Ann Arbor, Mich., from which Alexander was evicted by court order in December 2005. Alexander had been using a spare room in that facility for months to store garbage, including medical waste material, because he had lost his contract with a waste removal company.

Alexander relocated his clinic to a store-front in Ypsilanti. In a June 2006 affidavit, a young woman who had accompanied her friend to Alexander’s 9 S. Washington facility in Ypsilanti states that “the clinic was in disarray, dirty and unsanitary.” (Affidavits are available from CPLS upon request.) Without notifying his landlord, Alexander moved out of the Ypsilanti storefront when he could no longer pay the rent on the offices. Many anti-abortion activists observed women leaving Alexander’s Ypsilanti clinic in a confused state of mind, had difficulty walking, and some even vomited in the parking lot, apparently because they were not given enough time to recover from the anesthetic used in Alexander’s abortion procedures.

More recently, complaints filed by Operation Rescue with Michigan state regulatory agencies cited the following violations at Alexander’s Muskegon facility:

The complaints include allegations related to 24 standard of practice violations, 23 facilities violations, and 7 environmental waste disposal violations. Some of the allegations include:

    a) Non-qualified personnel providing services.
 
    b) Violation of the 24-hour waiting period.
 
    c) Using a broken ultrasound machine to “show” patients their fetus and gestational development.
 
    d) Failure to remain on premises during the post operative portion of the patient’s stay.
 
    e) Failure to keep adequate medical records.
 
    f) Unsanitary surgical practices, including the use of unsterilized or reused equipment during abortions.
 
    g) Maintaining unsanitary facilities.
 
    h) Furnishment of false information on drug records.
 
    i) Failure to properly dispose of medical waste.
On January 3, 2013, for the first time, Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeffrey Lewis indicated there were 11 potential fire and health-related violations. “There was a leaking roof, poor housekeeping resulting in a large fire load, several containers of hazardous material that was not stored in the proper cabinets and wasn’t labeled properly, combustible materials stored near an ignition source,” he said. Lewis believed that the “safely issues could affect the clientele that visited the clinic.”There was also no key box to allow fire department access to the building, the electrical panel and furnace blocked by stored materials and exit signs not properly lit and not functioning.Dr. Robert Alexander, who ran the clinic, told Muskegon city officials that he did not believe that he could meet the proper safety requirements and thus has decided not to reopen the clinic that’s he’s operated in the area for more than two decades.Alexander’s troubled history includes:

  • In 2006 Alexander was sued by Ameritech Publishing, Inc., for a debt exceeding $30,000 (Washtenaw County 2nd Judicial Court case no. 05-808-CK).
  • Alexander’s professional past has faced several legal challenges. Most notably, “In September 1988, [Alexander] was convicted in federal court, by jury trial, on 12 of 15 counts brought against him. The conviction included one count of conspiracy to distribute eight controlled substances and eleven counts of distributing or aiding and abetting the distribution of four of those controlled substances. [Alexander] was sentenced to several concurrent four-year terms of imprisonment, a $25,000 fine, and a three year special parole term…”
  • These violations and unethical practices resulted in the revocation of Alexander’s license. A lengthy complaint filed against Alexander in 2002 (File no. 02-682-NH) states that after suffering an abortion procedure carried out by Alexander, the defendant required “total abdominal hysterectomy and resection of her cecum and proximal ileum.”
  • A Wayne County case filed in July of 1993 (Docket No. C-255) states that Alexander used inappropriate instruments during an abortion procedure, causing perforation of defendant’s uterus. The complaint indicated that Elizabeth A., the woman who sought the abortion, was seven weeks pregnant, but Alexander had miscalculated that the unborn child was 16 to 17 weeks gestational age. Ironically, this abortion took place at the Summit clinic where Alexander was “moonlighting” at the time.
  • More recently, a June 2009 case argues that Alexander performed an incomplete abortion on a patient whose pregnancy was at 26 weeks gestation. Michigan law does not permit for abortions beyond 24 weeks except in cases involving health of the mother.

Tom in NC

My Ideas on Controlling Gun Violence

Want to Know How Stop Gun Violence, Try These On For Size Feinstein

That since most illegal weapons are smuggled into this country, the borders with Mexico and Canada must be completely sealed and all vehicles crossing the border to enter this country must be thoroughly searched.

All cargo ships must be thoroughly searched at every port in the United States for illlegal weapons.

Anyone who commits a felony with a gun is automatically given a life sentence without parole or the death penalty.

Any illegal alien caught possessing a gun will be automatically deported on the first violation. If same person is detained again, jailed for life without parole.

Anybody connected to or involved in the gun runner scandal be immediately prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and incarcerated.

All legal and registered gun owners will no longer be threatened with lawsuits or be threatened with confiscation of their weapons.

All gun laws presently on the books will be strictly enforced and no new laws will be written that violate the Second Ammendment.

Think of all the jobs that could be created just by building the border walls/fences alone.

Tom in NC

The Hypocrite-In-Chief

Laugh It Up, Asshole

I read on Drudge this morning that Obama has flown back to Hawaii to continue his latest vacation after a deal was reached to avoid the fiscal cliff,  but he did not bother to sign the bill. On the radio I heard he could either sign it remotely with the autopen or have it flown to Hawaii for signing.

Well, after four years of wasteful spending I don’t believe Obama will break precedence and choose the prudent option. I believe he will say that this bill is too important to use the autopen and will want to use the background of the Hawaiian paradise to sign the actual bill that he will have flown there, at taxpayer expense, just to rub our noses in it.

I don’t know if this is the way it will happen or not, but if he was really concerned about the cost to the taxpayers he would never have gone to Hawaii in the first place knowing that the fiscal cliff negotiations were going on, but to go there at a cost of $4 million and then return to D.C.  and then back to Hawaii at a cost of and additional $3 million is the height of hypocrisy. Then again what are we to expect from this POS!

Tom in NC