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Sandy Hook families sue Bushmaster gun manufacturer

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One of the many curiosities about the Sandy Hook massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 — in which alleged lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, allegedly killed 20 kids and 6 adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — is the absence of lawsuits by the victims’ families. (See my post of March 29, 2014, “Why are there no Sandy Hook lawsuits?”)
That has to be a first in notoriously litigious America, where in 1994, 79-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled a cup of hot McDonald’s coffee on herself sued McDonald’s restaurant and was awarded $2.86 million by a New Mexico civil jury. (The trial judge later reduced the final verdict to $640,000, and the parties settled for a confidential amount before an appeal was decided.)
On Dec. 14, 2014, two years to the day after the alleged massacre, the strange absence of Sandy Hook lawsuits came to an end when, as the AP reports, the families of 9 of the 26 people killed, as well as a teacher who was wounded, filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that Lanza allegedly used in the shooting.
The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. As attorney Josh Koskoff put it in a release, “The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare. In fact, one of the Army’s specifications for the AR-15 was that it has the capability to penetrate a steel helmet.”
The lawsuit claims that Bushmaster is clearly aware that the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice for mass shootings: “Time and again, mentally unstable individuals and criminals have acquired an AR-15 with ease, and they have unleashed the rifle’s lethal power on our streets, our malls, our places of worship, and our schools.”
As one of the plaintiffs, Bill Sherlach, put it, the gun industry needs to be held to “standard business practices” when it comes to assuming the risk for producing, making and selling a product. “These [gun] companies assume no responsibility for marketing and selling a product to the general population who are not trained to use it nor even understand the power of it.”
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the 10 plaintiffs, 9 of whom are the families of:

  1. Daniel Barden, child
  2. Rachel D’Avino, special ed teacher
  3. Dylan Hockley, child
  4. Jesse Lewis, child
  5. Noah Pozner, child
  6. Lauren Rousseau, teacher
  7. Mary Sherlach, school psychologist
  8. Vicki Soto, teacher
  9. Benjamin Wheeler, child
  10. The 10th plaintiff is Natalie Hammond, a teacher who was injured in the shooting.

The lawsuit names three defendants:

  1. Bushmaster Firearms, the manufacturer of the rifle.
  2. Camfour, a firearm distributor.
  3. Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor where Adam’s mother, Nancy Lanza, allegedly had purchased the Bushmaster rifle in 2010.

Bushmaster Firearms International
There have been two notable lawsuits against gun manufacturers:

  • In 2002, a federal judge in California ruled that Bushmaster and other gun manufacturers were not responsible for a 1999 shooting spree that killed a postal worker and injured five people at a Jewish community center in Los Angeles. The judge said a lawsuit by the victims’ families did not show a link between the manufacturers and the shooting rampage.
  • In 2004, in a lawsuit over the .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings that killed 10 people in 2002, Bushmaster and a Washington state gun dealer agreed to pay $550,000 and $2.5 million, respectively, to two survivors and six families. It was the first time a gun manufacturer had agreed to pay damages to settle claims of negligent distribution of weapons.

In 2005, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a federal law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which shields gun makers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products, with 6 exemptions. One of the exemptions is the “negligent entrustment” exemption, defined in the law as “the supplying of a qualified product by a seller for use by another person when the seller knows, or reasonably should know, the person to whom the product is supplied is likely to, and does, use the product in a manner involving unreasonable risk of physical injury to the person or others.”
Dan Altimari reports for the Hartford Courant, Dec. 15, 2014, that the Sandy Hook lawsuit will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using the negligent entrustment exemption, normally applied to car accident cases. In a negligent entrustment case, a party (Bushmaster) can be held liable for entrusting a product, in this case the Bushmaster rifle, to another party (Nancy and Adam Lanza) who then causes harm to a third party (Lanza’s victims).
Albany Law School Professor Timothy Lytton, who has written a book about the history of lawsuits against gun companies, said an example of negligent entrustment would be the sale of a weapon by a gun retailer to a suicidal person. A negligent entrustment lawsuit would claim the retailer should have known not to sell that person a gun. Lytton said, “The court needs to decide whether they want to extend negligent entrustment from a retailer selling a gun to someone standing right in front of them to the theory that the manufacturer of the weapon is also responsible when the weapon they made is then sold by another party to a third person.”
Dennis Henigan, former vice president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said that extending negligent entrustment to the gun manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms is unprecedented, having never before been brought before a court. It is therefore difficult to predict what will happen, although “Most state judges will want to find a way to allow these victims their day in court.”
There are rumors on the Internet that financier George Soros, a gun control advocate, had bought Bushmaster. If this is true, we would have good reason to question the Sandy Hook lawsuit and if the lawsuit would ever go to trial.
But the rumor is not true. (See my post of Nov. 1, 2011, “Is Soros Buying Up Guns in the U.S.?“)
Instead, Bushmaster and other leading gun makers had been acquired by a company called the Freedom Group that the New York Times calls “the most powerful and mysterious force in the American commercial gun industry today.” Behind Freedom Group is the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management (CCM), which is named after Cerberus, the 3-headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades or Hell in Greek mythology. Steve Feinberg, CCM’s chief executive, co-founded CCM in 1992 with William L. Richter, who currently serves as a senior managing director.
From The New York Times, Nov. 26, 2011:

In recent years, many top-selling brands — including the 195-year-old Remington Arms, as well as Bushmaster Firearms and DPMS, leading makers of military-style semiautomatics — have quietly passed into the hands of a single private company. It is called the Freedom Group — and it is the most powerful and mysterious force in the American commercial gun industry today. […]
Even within gun circles, the Freedom Group is something of an enigma. Its rise has been so swift that it has become the subject of wild speculation and grassy-knoll conspiracy theories. In the realm of consumer rifles and shotguns — long guns, in the trade — it is unrivaled in its size and reach. […]
Behind this giant is Cerberus Capital Management, the private investment company that […] has been buying big names in guns and ammo. […] “We believe our scale and product breadth are unmatched within the industry,” the Freedom Group said in a filing last year with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
[…] Mark Eliason, the vice president for sales and marketing at Windham Weaponry, a new competitor of Bushmaster that was established by Bushmaster’s founder […] estimates that roughly 20 percent of the long guns for sale here are made by Freedom Group companies. […] About a third of it [ammunition] comes from the Freedom Group […].
Some gun enthusiasts have claimed that the power behind the company is actually George Soros, the hedge-fund billionaire and liberal activist. Mr. Soros, these people have warned, is buying American gun companies so he can dismantle the industry, Second Amendment be damned.
The chatter grew so loud that the National Rifle Association issued a statement in October denying the rumors. “N.R.A. has had contact with officials from Cerberus and Freedom Group for some time,” the N.R.A. assured its members. “The owners and investors involved are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and are avid hunters and shooters.”
Mr. Soros isn’t behind the Freedom Group, but, ultimately, another financier is: Stephen A. Feinberg, the chief executive of Cerberus {…] a Princeton graduate who [joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps while at Princeton].
Today, Mr. Feinberg presides over a private empire that rivals some of the mightiest public companies in the land. Cerberus manages more than $20 billion in capital. Together, the companies it owns generate annual revenue of about $40 billion — more than either Amazon or Coca-Cola last year.
Why Cerberus went after gun companies isn’t clear.
[…] Cerberus brings some connections to the table. The longtime chairman of its global investments group is Dan Quayle, the former vice president. The Freedom Group, meantime, has added two retired generals to its board. One is George A. Joulwan, who retired from the Army after serving as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. The other is Michael W. Hagee, formerly commandant of the Marine Corps.

For the links to the posts we’ve published on the Sandy Hook mystery, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.
H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

UPDATE (Oct. 15, 2016)

Yesterday, Oct. 14, 2016, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the lawsuit that families of alleged victims had brought against Remington Arms, the parent company of Bushmaster, the brand of AR-15 that Adam Lanza allegedly used in the alleged massacre of 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Bellis cited the 2005 Lawful Protection of Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which protects gun manufacturers from being sued in instances where the gun in question was legally made and sold — which was the case with the AR-15 allegedly used by Lanza. (Source: Breitbart)
H/t Will Shanley
~Eowyn

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Barry Soetoro is no longer registered to vote in D.C.!

nothing to see hereA week ago, on July 20, 2013, I did a post on the curious fact that, although Barack Obama is registered to vote in Chicago — and indeed, he did early vote at a Chicago precinct last November — a Barry Soetoro, with the same birthdate as Obama (August 4, 1961) and with the White House’s zip code (20500) is registered to vote as a Democrat in Washington, D.C.

The date of that voter registration was October 15, 2012 — 22 days before the pivotal November 6 elections.

I explained that “Barry Soetoro” was young Obama’s name when he was adopted by Obama’s mother’s (Stanley Ann Dunham) second husband, the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro.

Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Dunham were married on March 15, 1965, when little Barry was 4 years old. In 1967, when Barry was 6 years old, he and his mother joined Lolo in Indonesia. Barry lived in Indonesia from ages 6 to 10. In 1971, 10-year-old Barry was sent back to Honolulu to live with his maternal grandparents; Barry’s mom remained in Indonesia. The marriage between Dunham and Soetoro ended in 1980. (Source)

There is no record anywhere of Obama having changed his name from “Barry Soetoro” back to Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

When I accessed the D.C. Board of Elections website on July 20, I took a screenshot of what I found so as to preserve evidence of what I’d found in case the information is scrubbed from the site. The screenshot shows the time and date on my laptop computer when I accessed Barry Soetoro’s voter registration information:

9:59 AM

7/20/2013

Click image below to enlarge!

Soetoro voter registration

I also invited readers to repeat the steps I had taken to verify Barry Soetoro’s voter registration for yourself. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the website of the District of Columbia Board of Elections. Click here or go to: https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/reg_status/.

  2. Type in the first name: Barry; and the last name: Soetoro.

  3. Type in the birth date of August 4, 1961 — Barack Obama’s birthdate, according to the White House’s website.

  4. Type in the zip code 20500, the zip code for the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC, according to whitehouse.gov.

Well, today, I decided to do the search again.

So I  went on the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics website and repeated the search for “Barry Soetoro,” and — SURPRISE, SURPRISE! – got this message:

“The Board of Elections and Ethics does not have a record matching the information you supplied.”

Here’s a screenshot I took, showing the time and date when I did the search:

12:47 PM

7/27/2013

Click image below to enlarge!Soetoro voter registration

Sonoran News sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics (DCBEE) director asking for a copy of the voter registration, if Soetoro voted in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, and what the process is for verifying voter registrations submitted by mail and online. This is the response from Senior Staff Attorney Terri Stroud at the DCBEE Office of the General Counsel:

“I am writing to acknowledge the receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 22, 2013.  In accordance with D.C. Official Code § 2-532(c), I will either make the documents you have requested, or a legally segregable portion thereof, available to you, or notify you of my determination not to make the requested documents available, on or before Monday, August 12, 2013, which is the 15th business day after the date upon which I received your request.”

As Yogi Berra would say, this is déja vu all over again.

Recall that Social Security Death Index had alleged Sandy Hook massacre gunman Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as one day before the massacre. Then when bloggers discovered that, the information was scrubbed and Lanza’s date-of-death was changed to the day of the massacre, December 14, 2012. See:

UPDATE (July 31, 2013):

Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost found some interesting and very important information on the DC Board of Elections website (colored red below). In a press release dated June 14, 2010, the DC Board of Elections wrote:

The Board’s regulations direct that any voter whose mail is returned undeliverable is to be deleted from the voter registration list if they do not cast a ballot and fail to respond to notices over the next two subsequent general elections for federal office. However, the Board does not entirely delete any record from its voter registration database. While records of individuals removed from the list of registered voters are marked as ‘deleted’ and do not appear in the poll book at precincts on Election Day, the record itself remains on file permanently and can be reinstated.

District residents are encouraged to register to vote or update their registration using the Board’s online tool at www.dcboee.org and to submit their completed voter registration application by mail by August 16, 2010. Between August 17 and August 30, residents can only register in person at the Board’s office. Once early voting begins on August 30 and at the polls on Election Day, residents can only register and cast a ballot if they bring with them a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing their current address. Those individuals will be required to cast a special ballot, which will only be counted if the Board verifies that the voter meets all qualifications and has provided proper proof of residence.

Since Barry Soetoro had registered to vote in the District of Columbia on October 15, 2012, which was 15 days after August 30 when early voting had already begun, this means that Soetoro could only have registered in person, with a current photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or government document listing his current address at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Furthermore, one wonders why the record of his registration was deleted after less than a year. According to the DC Board of Elections, they don’t do this. Thus, the plot thickens.

~Eowyn

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Sandy Hook phony documents – Open Thread

FOR TECHIES ONLY!

This thread is a continuation of my Jan. 16, 2013 post, “Guide on how to talk to children about Sandy Hook 4 days BEFORE massacre,” because the discussion on that thread is very long and unwieldy.
The purpose of this thread is to enable those readers with the technical expertise to uncover document fraud — Peter, here, David Bourde, Derrick Smithers, et al — to write comments without scrolling through, at last count, 163 comments.
I will keep this thread on FOTM’s front page, for easier access, until the discussion has exhausted itself.
Here’s a screenshot of the Arlington Red Devils page from Google cache:

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~Eowyn

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Another Sandy Hook fundraiser that pre-dates the massacre

In addition to the four memorial-donation webpages for Sandy Hook victims which were created one to three days before the massacre, and the Crisis Management Institute guide on how to talk to children about the massacre which also predated the massacre, here’s another pre-massacre webpage.
YouCaring.com is a free online fundraising site. This is how it describes itself:
YouCaring.com is a simple, FREE online platform created for people who want to fundraise for causes they care about. From medical expenses, to memorials and mission trips or even pet care — if it’s important to you it qualifies you to set up a free online fundraiser. We provide you with customizable personal fundraising webpages to help you spread your cause and raise support.
Good-hearted Cathy Canfield, a child therapist, set up a fundraiser on YouCaring.com to help children in Newtown, CT, to cope with the terrible massacre of 20 first-grade students and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Canfield’s fundraiser page on YouCaring.com does not give a date for its inception, but Canfield referred to the Sandy Hook shootings as “yesterday’s tragedy” and that donation must be made ASAP because her “plan is to leave tomorrow (12.16.12)” for Newtown, CT. All of which suggests that she had created her fundraiser page on Dec. 15, 2012, a day after the Sandy Hook massacre. Indeed, the 20 donations she’s received, totaling at least $1360 (two donations are of unknown “hidden amount”), are all dated Dec. 16, 2012.
This is what her page on YouCaring.com says:

Support Free Play Sessions to Connecticut Children

Organizer:

Beneficiary: Cathy Canfield

In response to yesterday’s tragedy, I plan to put my skills to work and provide some much needed help to the children affected by the Sandy Hook Shootings.

I practice child-centered play therapy, which I do because it has been proven to work time and again in a wide variety of situations, including trauma, at my private practice www.childrenscounselingofalexandria.com.  If a child sees me only once, during that time I can provide emotional relief that they may not otherwise experience right now.

In order to do so, i need your help with expenses. I have set my goal at $1500 to cover my expenses  Because I am not going through another agency, this money goes directly towards helping.

The plan is to leave tomorrow (12.16.12), so donate what you can right now and tell your friends about it. And if somehow, I cannot raise enough money to go, I will refund any amount donated.

After having raised $1620 of her stated goal of $2000, Canfield closed down her fundraiser. Here’s a screenshot I just took of Canfield’s page (in case YouCaring.com takes it down):

Canfield fundraiser

The only problem is this:
There’s an article by JesseW, a frequent blogger (therefore a staff member) of YouCaring.com, about Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser. But JesseW’s blog about Canfield’s fundraiser is dated December 14, 2012, 06:45. (More on the 06:45 time later.)
Here’s a screenshot I just took of JesseW’s blog (in case it is scrubbed from the site), followed by the article in its entirety (note that JesseW mistakenly gave the date for the Sandy Hook massacre as December 15, instead of December 14, 2012).

YouCaring

Holiday Fundraiser for Newtown Students

by JesseW 14. December 2012 06:45

Cathy Canfield Fundraiser

Generosity is a Gift That Keeps Giving

For the families in Newtown CT, this holiday season has been one that will be forever engrained with the tragedies that took place on December 15th, 2012. To help, many very generous people have gone well out of their way to express their care and support. Today we want to feature one of these generous and inspiring people, who is giving their best to support their fellow Americans.

Meet Cathy Canfield, Cathy is a child therapist from Alexandria, VA who is doing everything in her ability to help the children of Newtown. When Cathy heard about the tragedy that took place on Friday the 15th, she knew that she could help in some way. She wrote a small post on Facebook that mentioned her desire to drive to Newtown and put her skills to good use during this difficult time. After a bit of encouragement from some friends who saw the post, Cathy decided to create a free online fundraiser to help her secure the funds she needed. Not long after, and to much surprise she found that she had raised $2,100 with the help of her friends. Cathy then proceeded to contact the schools to find where her skills could be best put to use. Unfortunately, the only thing Cathy heard back was that there had already been so much help and support given to the town that they did not know if Cathy could even get an opening.

After hearing this news, Cathy decided that she would still try and help in any way possible. She contacted her donors and explained her situation, some requested their donation back and others gave it willingly to Cathy to be used as she saw fit. Cathy is now left with $1,000 which will go to the people of Newtown. You can visit her fundraising site, or start your own today on YouCaring.com. 

The “free online fundraiser to help” to which JesseW refers is Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser page on YouCaring.com — a page that presumably was created on December 15, 2012, a day after the massacre. But why is it that JesseW’s blog about Canfield’s fundraiser has a date of “14. December 2012 06:45”?
To the alert reader who asks if the “14” in “14. December 2012 06:45” represents a sequential number assigned to JesseW’s blogs (as in the 14th blog posted by JesseW), I refer you to YouCaring.com’s archived links to all of JesseW’s blogs, especially to page 4 showing a 4-day gap between her “31. December 2012 07:53” blog, “6 Tips For Crowd-funding,” and her “27. December 2012 03:44” blog, “Funeral Fundraiser For a Young Man Shot On Christmas Eve.”
In other words, the “14. December 2012 06:45” of JesseW’s blog about Cathy Canfield’s Sandy Hook fundraiser on YouCaring.com, refers to the date, month, year, and time when the article was published on YouCaring.com.
Not only is that a day BEFORE Canfield presumably had created her fundraiser on YouCaring.com, there is still another problem with JesseW’s December 14 blog: its time-stamp of 06:45.
06:45 means 6:45 a.m. because YouCaring.com runs on military time as proved by the timestamp on this post:
http://www.youcaring.com/blog/post/2013/01/01/Help-Raise-Money-for-A-Family-Who-Lost-Their-Mother-to-Heart-Disease.aspx
YouCaring.com’s IP server is in San Antonio,Texas. You can see that for yourself by going to Freewebsitereport.org.

YouCaring.com IP

San Antonio, Texas is on Central Time — which means a time-stamp of 06:45 is 07:45 Eastern time, which is two full hours before Lanza allegedly shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School.
We are told that sometime before 9:30 a.m. EST on December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother with a .22 Marlin rifle at their Newtown home. Adam then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School. At about 9:35 a.m., Adam shot his way through a locked glass door at the front of the school.
Wait. It gets better.
YouCaring.com’s server is running on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), which means that JesseW’s blog’s time-stamp of 06:45 GMT is actually 01:45 EST, that is, a full seven hours before the massacre.
You can see for yourself that YouCaring.com runs on GMT by going here (http://www.hscripts.com/tools/HVLT/apa-version.php), then plug in YouCaring.com’s IP (198.61.196.29), which will show you that the server works on Greenwich Mean Time.
To conclude, a blog written by a staff member of YouCaring.com, about a fundraiser for children affected by the Sandy Hook massacre, was posted onto the web on December 14, 2012 — SEVEN hours before the massacre took place.
H/t the brilliant FOTM reader Tony who alerted me to JesseW’s blog’s time-stamp, and patiently showed me how to verify the time-stamp.

UPDATE:

3 hours after I published this post, a reader “David Burke” wrote a comment (scroll down to read it) alerting me to his blog, wherein he posted a screenshot he took of another blog by JesseW on YouCaring.com: “Fundraiser for the Families Involved in the Tragic Newtown, CT Shootings.” This blog has a date of 10 December 2012 08:56, FOUR days before the Sandy Hook massacre! Here’s the screenshot he took:

youcaring-JesseW

~Eowyn

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Gun store calls Obama a Marxist piece of sh*t

Urban-Ert Slings is an online firearms gear store. Its founder/president/CEO is Sgt. Matthew Murray, who is refreshingly outspoken and non-politically correct.
Urban-Ert is sold out on Standard Capacity AR15/M16 5.56×45 Magazines. Below is the message posted on the store’s website.
POS

Sorry We are out due to the sheep leftists reacting to a tragedy emotionally instead of rationally!

All of the opinions expressed on this web site are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views, policies or positions of Magpul, C-Products, or any other manufacture, company, or person other than URBAN-ERT SLINGS, LLC. IT IS AN OPEN LETTER FROM PATRIOTS TO TYRANTS, and USEFUL IDIOTS!
URBAN-ERT SLINGS, LLC reserves the right to use its own discretion when determining whether or not to remove offensive comments or images. We say what we mean and mean what we say! Political Correctness is the catalyst that is bringing this country down! So you better start pushing back, get in their faces, use their tactics of VOLUME, PROXIMITY, AND REPETITION!
Below is how we and many of our customers that have supported us over the last 12 years feel as we are Law Abiding Citizens, Current and Former Military, Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers, and always True American Patriots and Defenders of the Constitution of these United States of America. And imagine this!!! It was written in plain English with No Need for interpretation. That is how intelligent our Founding Fathers were. They knew it would be skewed and twisted. Read the federalist papers. We SWORE AN OATH! AND SO DID THEY!!!! IT IS TIME THEY WERE HELD TO THEIR OATH! IT IS TIME TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!
We are disgusted not only by the lunatics that perpetrate these heinous crimes, but are also equally as disgusted by the hypocritical lunatic statists, leftists, marxists, communists, & socialists that continue to do everything in their power to which they have obtained through means of deception and massive unchecked voter fraud with the culpable assistance of the media at large I might add. They have convinced the recipient class that what they do is in their name, and every action they take will elevate them from poverty. Instead of simply repeating many, many, many quotes from our founding fathers, let me just simply say that you can’t cut the heads off of all the tall people in the world to make everyone taller, and socialism is for the people, not the socialist. You will never see the so called elite participating in ANY of the programs that they champion. I can however quote Andrew Wilkow and state that, “WE ARE RIGHT, THEY ARE WRONG!” It is as simple as that. They pretend to be defenders of the little guy, the weak, and the helpless. All that they are doing is keeping them in poverty. They lie, they cheat, they steal, they perjure themselves, and when actually called to the carpet for their crimes, they evade, redirect, reflect, project and reassign to a different department! Benghazi anyone? These are all the tactics of the left. Very simply put, again by Andrew Wilkow, Socialism is for the people, not the Socialist. They are simply using the recipient class by promising them “Stuff” that they steal from those that work for it. All they are effective at doing is twisting words, creating divisiveness, massive theft, massive misappropriations, and massive hypocrisy. This is easily proven by visiting the schools, offices, and private homes of all of these statists and their children to see how many armed personnel they have to protect them and their interests. One only needs to search “Dianne Feinstein 1995 video” to see the egregious hypocrisy that is so easily forgotten by the stenographer drones that call themselves the mainstream media. I just simply don’t get it. How is it that any rational person can believe for one single second that a lunatic that intends to commit FELONY CAPITOL MURDER by walking up to a school, restaurant, office building, mall, park or any other place for that matter with a firearm is going to change their mind because there is some feel good sign on the door, or feel good law passed in a misguided effort protect people. Mr. LaPierre was absolutely correct measured by no existing percentage we could fathom that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Speaking from 14 years of active Law Enforcement experience, that is the TRUTH. There is no other way around it. Anyone that tries to walk up to a deranged person like that to negotiate with them, or convince them that what they are doing is immoral and wrong, is going to get little piece of metal in their face, a knife in their chest, a bat upside the head, a Hack Piers Morgan sharpened microphone in the ear, or a sharpened Rosie Odonnel lardass spoon in their eye socket. It doesn’t matter what the implement is that the lunatic use. Everything is a weapon. The lunatic will steal, find, create, or purchase anything the lunatic will need to fulfill their deranged plan. History has proven time and time again that these idiots and their copycats are going to pop up everywhere. They need to be dealt with SWIFTLY. Whether it by means of an armed volunteer, a school employee, a parent, a citizen, or a, NOW get this, POLICE OFFICER who might be at the right place at the right time. Because just short of that officer being lucky and right there when it happens, we are reactive and it takes time to get to the scene.
Statistics have also proven that once confronted, the assailant stops, or retreats, or kills themselves like the cowards that they are. Either way, seconds, minutes or hours that the scumbag is having to actively defend against a confronting force are seconds, minutes, or hours that they are not killing innocents and the highly trained and elite Calvary is busting their ass to get to the scene to unleash hate and discontent on the asshole. One thing I am tired of hearing in the media as a defense to the so called assault weapons ban being the reason why officers shouldn’t be in schools, is the Columbine incident. This tragedy happened during the useless assault weapons ban, or what I and many others like to call the feel good law for scary looking guns to the unindoctrinated idiots that are the left, and predominately democrats. That was a situation of current training and tactics prior to active shooter training. Back then, the standard was to contain and wait for SWAT to arrive. And that is exactly what happened. Hindsight is 20/20 and further proves that Law Enforcement is reactive to not only a crisis but to the need to adjust and mold tactics to fit the current and developing crisis. Well, things have changed. They have changed a lot! A constant attack on our once great moral culture on all fronts by the leftists has created a few generations of immoral and reprehensible adults, young adults, and children who have no conscience! They DO NOT CARE! Look at the inner cities such as Chicago !!!!! New York City !!!!! Washington DC !!!!! etc…, you know, where guns are BANNED! What is it going to take, how many cities are you statist scumbags going to try to disarm before you admit that disarmament DOES NOT WORK. But wait a minute. You aren’t completely stupid are you? By your own admission you are an elite supreme being capable of thought that we couldn’t possibly understand. You are an intellect. You are better able to analyze statistics, figures, and trends than us stupid conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists. Well then just admit it. It is either one or the other. You either commit intellectual suicide, and admit that you ARE WRONG! Or, You commit Social Suicide, and admit that the ends justify the means. And that the total disarmament, and destruction of the Constitution of These United States is your end game and has been your agenda all along. We really don’t care what your motives are. We know which one it is. And I am here to tell you that we will not fold. We will not submit. And, WE WILL NOT RELINQUISH OUR GOD GIVEN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS TO PROTECT OURSELVES BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!
You also need to admit that the Constitution and all of the amendments are to protect the people from the government. And if you do admit this, then you better get use to the fact that the second amendment is in there as well and has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FALSE NARRATIVE THAT THE LEFT PUSHES EVERY TIME THEIR HOLES PUSH AIR OUT. FIREARMS ARE NOT FOR SPORTING, HUNTING, OR HOME PROTECTION! THESE ARE ONLY BI-PRODUCTS OF THE FOLLOWING!
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Samuel Adams, of Massachusetts: “The said Constitution shall be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” — MassachusettsU.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788 Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” — Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776 “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Jeffersons “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764
Noah Webster, of Pennsylvania: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.” — An Examination of The Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, 1787
Alexander Hamilton, of New York: “If circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights and those of their fellow citizens.” — The Federalist, No. 29 “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” — Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good” — George Washington
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188
“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficient… The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” — Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue.” — Barry Goldwater
“I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” — Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings. — Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun, August 1588
“One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms.” — Constitutional scholar Joseph Story, 1840
“*** UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE MARXIST PIECE OF SHIT MAKE BELIEVE MESSIAH IN CHARGE AS WELL AS HIS MEDIA USEFUL IDIOT MINION DICKHEADS, THE ENTIRE SOCIETY OF LIBERTY LOVING AMERICANS ARE BEING PUNISHED FOR THE ACTIONS OF A FUCKING LUNATIC. INSTEAD OF BLAMING A CULTURE OF PSYCHOPATHS AND CRIMINALS FOR VIOLENCE, THEY BLAME THIS 10″ x 3″ x 1″ PIECE OF PLASTIC AND METAL ENGINEERING GENIUS FOR THE SLAUGHTER OF TWENTY INNOCENT CHILDREN AND SIX TEACHERS.
OUR COUNTRY IS CURRENTLY UNDER ATTACK BY THE DEMENTED, TWISTED, AND DISTURBED BRAINWASHED CHILDREN OF THE HARD CORE OLD SCHOOL SOVIET BLOCK COMMUNISTS WHO HAVE INFILTRATED OUR COUNTRY AT EVERY FACET OF SOCIETY. IF YOU ARE HERE LOOKING TO PURCHASE A STANDARD CAPACITY MAGAZINE THAT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, THEN YOU OBVIOUSLY UNDERSTAND THE WORDS ABOVE. AND WHEN THEY PASS UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS, OR IMPLEMENT UNCONSTITUTIONAL REGULATIONS, I HOPE THAT YOU REMEMBER YOUR GOD GIVEN FREEDOMS, AND REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REGIME’S INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION OF OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY, AND DIE IN A PILE OF SMOKING BRASS.” MOLON LABE !
If you don’t believe any of the above statements and facts, then you are TRULY A USEFUL IDIOT! <<< Search the term you idiot! Ask WVKO 1580AM in Columbus how they feel. They are proof that Useful Idiots exist.
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“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.” — Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861
DID YOU HEAR THAT?
H/t Obama Release Your Records
~Eowyn

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Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events


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More than two weeks after the Sandy Hook school massacre, skepticism about the official version of what happened — that the killings were the work of a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza — persists.
Unrefuted, eye witness reports of suspects being handcuffed by police and police audio of men wearing ski masks and a nun’s habit continue to fuel speculation that Sandy Hook was a “false flag” operation by the Obama regime for the purpose of gun control. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) proposed legislation to ban “assault weapons” including handguns, only adds credibility to the skeptics. Likewise, the spooky coincidences of Sandy Hook and the Aurora, CO massacres.
It is in the context of that skepticism that the odd behavior of Robbie Parker draws attention and raises questions. The father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim Emilie, Parker managed to make a split-second transition from laughing and joking to putting on a grim somber face, barely able to speak without breaking down in tears. His peculiar behavior has led radical skeptics to wonder if he, like other parents of Sandy Hook child victims, may actually be hired actors. The skeptics are symptomatic of just how profound Americans’ distrust of and alienation from government has become.
Ever heard of the Crisis Actors?
Located in Denver, Colorado, Crisis Actors describe themselves as “Trained Players and Actors Making it Real” by “Helping schools and first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.”
Here’s the Feature Story on the Crisis Actors website:

Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox

DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 — A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.
Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.
The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios.
The actors regularly rehearse scenarios involving the Incident Command System and crisis communications, and appear in interactive training films produced in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
Producers Jennifer McCray Rincon and John Simmons formed the group to demonstrate emerging security technologies, help first responders visualize life-saving procedures, and assist trainers in delivering superior hands-on crisis response training.
For example, with a large shopping center, the producers review all security camera views and design dramatic scenes specifically for existing camera angles, robotic camera sweeps, and manually-controlled camera moves.
The producers then work with the trainers to create a “prompt book” for the actors so that key scenario developments can be triggered throughout the mall shooting simulation, and caught on tape.
The actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.
Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.
During the exercise, the producers use two-way radio to co-direct the Crisis Actors team from the mall dispatch center and at actors’ locations.
Within this framework, the exercise can test the mall’s monitoring and communications systems, the mall’s safety plan including lockdown and evacuation procedures, the ability of first responders and the mall to coordinate an effective response, and their joint ability to respond to the media and information posted on the Internet.
Security camera footage is edited for after-action reports and future training.
For more information visit www.Visionbox.org and www.CrisisActors.org.
Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Crisis Actors is a project of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.
Contact:
Nathan Bock
Amanda Brown
(720) 810-1641
info@visionbox.org

In our age of Photoshop and Internet hoaxes, how do we tell the difference between professional crisis actors and the parents of real-life victims?
H/t my friend Mark S. McGrew

UPDATE (Jan. 3, 2013):

Thanks to a tip from FOTM reader “Em,” as of yesterday, the Crisis Actors website is no longer freely accessible. You must now “join” the organization to access the website or sign in with your Google or Yahoo! account.
I tried to join. In addition to my e-mail address and password, I was also asked “Do you have a certificate for any course completed at http://training.fema.gov?” — which suggests Crisis Actors is somehow connected to FEMA.
I answered “No” and kept getting this message “Please correctly answer “Do you have a certificate for any course completed at http://training.fema.gov?”.
Only when I answered “Yes” was I able to continue. My application to join is now “pending approval.”

Update (Jan. 7, 2013):

More evidence that Crisis Actors is strongly connected to two federal government agencies: FEMA and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Many references to both agencies are in a 73-page pdf document that Crisis Actors prepared for one of their courses on how to approach and behave on social media. The document is titled “IS-042 Social Media in Emergency Management: Course Summary and Handouts.”
You can read the document for yourself on the web or, if Crisis Actors takes down the document (which I fully anticipate they will), from Fellowship of the Minds’s library, “IS042_Social_Media”. (A big h/t to FOTM reader Nick!)
See also “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors.
~Eowyn

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Angels with Fur comfort Sandy Hook

Where there is great evil, there is also great Good.

A team of specially trained therapists traveled hundreds of miles from Chicago to help the children and adults of Newtown, Connecticut, traumatized from the senseless massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The therapists are 10 golden retrievers from the Canine Comfort Dog Ministry.

These furry angels will be in Newtown all week.
H/t my ol’ friend Sol!
~Eowyn

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Woman hit with bag of human feces on Chicago bus

America is unraveling.
Evil is breaking out everywhere.
It’s like the gates of Hell are opened and its demons are at large.
A gunman goes on a killing spree, gunning down moviegoers in a Century Theater in Aurora, Colorado. A devil-worshipping young man from an affluent upper-middle class home calmly shoots to death 20 first-graders and 6 teachers and principal of an elementary school.
Instead of putting the blame on the killers, seemingly-sane university professors, a movie producer, a popular novelist, and the former star of a popular TV show instead are behaving like foaming-at-the-mouth rabid dogs, calling for the deaths of members of a pro-2nd Amendment organization who have committed no crimes.
Violence is pandemic — in our streets, in our schools, in movie theaters, and in public transportation.
A woman riding a bus in Chicago was attacked by another rider, a man, with a sock filled with human feces. (See his image below)
She does not know her assailant.

Man Hits CTA Passenger With Feces-Filled Sock Police say this man is their “person of interest” in the feces attack. Anyone with information should call the Oak Park Police Department’s crime tip hotline at 708-434-1636.

NBC5 Chicago reports, Dec. 20, 2012:

A woman riding the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Blue Line in Oak Park told police she was last week attacked by another passenger wielding a sock filled with human feces.

“He had a sock full of his poop on me,” the 21-year-old college student told the Pioneer Press. “It was everywhere; on my face, my hair, my clothes.”

The victim, requesting anonymity, said she screamed and tried to follow her attacker, but he escaped up the Austin Boulevard exit and ran northbound on Austin.

The college student, who came to Oak Park six weeks ago to live with a family and provide in-home child care, said she was riding an east-bound train from Oak Park to Chicago when she was attacked.

“The guy got on with me at [the] Oak Park [station],” she said. “I wasn’t really paying attention. … “Next stop [at Austin], he throws something in my face.”

Oak Park Police Commander Ladon Reynolds said officers responded by searching for the man in and around a gas station at Harrison Street, but did not find him. Reynolds said police retrieved a photo of a “person of interest” matching the description the woman and other witnesses gave. That man was videotaped on the Austin platform.

“We have photos of the offender and we’re seeking to identify him,” Reynolds said of images obtained from the CTA. “We’ve reached out to other [police] agencies and have issued a bulletin.”

CTA spokesman Catherine Hosinski said the transit agency has “several high definition video cameras” at each station.

The woman, who said she has a copy of a photo of her assailant taken by a CTA security camera, described her assailant as a black man no older than mid-20s, average build, with facial hair above the mouth and on the chin. She said he wore a hooded sweatshirt and ball cap that partly obscured his face.

She expressed utter disgust and outrage. “It was like the biggest degradation I’ve ever [experienced]. I wish he had just hit me,” she said, because she thinks that would have been less traumatic.

“The worst part is nobody had anything to wipe my face with,” she said. She managed to find some newspapers before paramedics arrived. The paramedics gave her towels and water. “They really aren’t prepared for a situation like that,” she said.

The woman said she and her assailant never exchanged a word, and she can’t understand his reason for the assault. “I don’t know why he did it,” she said, adding, “I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have done that to a guy.”

She said she still rides the CTA, but is more attentive now. “I just want people to pay attention on the train,” she said. “I try to check the people around me.”

~Eowyn

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