Saturday, March 7, 2015


By Anita Hoge
March 7, 2015
H.R. 5 ESEA Reauthorization cannot be fixed. We also say “NO” to S. 144, Local Leadership in Education Act. We also say “NO” to S. 227, Strengthening Education through Research Act. You both know perfectly well and recognize that the core of HR 5 ESEA Reauthorization rests upon Title I and IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, under which our children are tracked and remediated.
We citizens demand that HR 5 be completely suspended until the United States Department of Education General Counsel reviews the Constitutionality of the Title I Portability embedded in the Student Success Act of 2015 which will amend No Child Left Behind.
The federal government does NOT have the authority under TITLE I PORTABILITY to mandate “DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES.” These services, identified for an “AT-RISK” student (See pp. 53-54), are defined as “specialized student support services.” (See pp. 55, 78.)
The federal government is effectually mandating the identification of an individual student through interpretive, descriptive, and diagnostic reports on assessments and how that student is meeting state standards. (See pp. 24(i), 29) This identification and reporting of the individual student means that individual children are being monitored by the federal government. We find this monitoring of individual students unconstitutional. (See pp. 29-30.)
SENATOR ALEXANDER AND REPRESENTATIVE KLINE, Who are these “AT-RISK” TITLE I children that your legislation has defined to receive “direct student services”?
“At-Risk” is defined as, “a child, youth, or student, means a school-aged individual who is at-risk of academic failure.” (Emphasis added. See p. 150.) The local educational agency will monitor and identify quickly and effectively those INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS who may be “AT-RISK” of failing to meet the State’s academic standards. (See pp. 53-54.) The Common Core Standards are the measuring stick for “AT-RISK” children. Common Core Standards have been accepted in 45 states. (Some states use ACT, who developed the benchmarks for Common Core Standards, thereby standardizing the use of Common Core in all 50 states). HR 5 nationalizes the curriculum and testing across the United States, thus standardizing the assessments, standards, interventions, and data elements for data collection. The addition and expansion of children who may be defined “AT RISK” includes mental health, social, emotional, and behavioral interventions (attitudes, values, beliefs, and dispositions), required by the specialized instructional support services as defined below as disabilities by 605 IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (See p. 467.) (See S. 144 page 3(e), “Title I shall be carried out....”)
“AT-RISK” children will receive these specialized student support services defined as “CHOICE” through the “Direct Student Services” that will follow the child. We do not believe the federal government has the authority to monitor individual American students or mandate these services.
(Source: The following sources document the expansion of Common Core Standards into the affective domain: Secretaries Commission for Achieving Necessary Skills, Department of Labor, 1992; Presentation of ACT, Nov. 2012 - Kevin Houchin; Chief State School Officers, CCSSO, Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions, Feb. 2013; ESEA Flexibility Waiver adds non-cognitive psychological standards to the Common Core Standards in Principle 6: NAEP - soft skills and affective domain, p. 2.)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meet the Man Advising Mitch McConnell and John Boehner By: Erick Erickson


More than one hundred fifty House Republicans voted against Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. John BoehnerN/AHouse Republican Average61%N/A this week. They refused to vote to fund President Obama’s amnesty plan even though Boehner had summoned Fred Malek’s American Action Network to attack conservatives. Every Democrat sided with Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A, making Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)11% more powerful than Boehner.
In the same way, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)10% is still running the Senate. He has run circles around McConnell who had planted story after story about how awesome he would be as majority leader. But even now as majority leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)10% acts as if he is running the place.
I do not think it is coincidental that in India a Guru has convinced 400 men to chop off their testicles. I suspect this man is an advisor to both Boehner and McConnell. The two men have been behaving more like eunuchs than leaders.
It is time for House Republicans, in particular, to consider a new Speaker. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A has, for years, been ridiculed for being orange. At this point it seems obvious it is a dye job so we do not see how yellow he is. He has behaved cowardly and ineffectively. He has rallied the left to attack conservatives. He has rallied lobbyists to attack his own members — some of whom defied their voters to support him for Speaker.
Boehner has, in short, become one of those Republicans who savages his own side worse than the other side. It is time for a Speaker who has the testicular fortitude to fight against Barack Obama and who will do what is right, not what is politically expedient.



By Dr. Laurie Roth
March 6, 2015
The ‘progressive’ agenda is more than clear. Long ago it morphed into a hybrid monster that eats the flesh off of patriotic, Christian and conservative Americans. It demands redistribution of wealth and loan shark style taxation – known and hidden. It controls freedom of speech for anyone who doesn’t agree with the Obama-New World Order transformation plan.
Obama is successfully seizing in front of our faces the very beams and foundational structures of America in chaotic ‘Saul Alinsky’ fashion. America is far from over and I believe will recover and shine again but it is leaning like the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’ and the cracks are growing larger thanks to leadership that moves like compromised turtles at a ‘sedative’ party.
While Republican and Democrat Representatives and Senators played their political games ever so ‘respectfully’, Obama has managed to accomplish what now must be undone…defunded, repealed and challenged before it is too late.
Obama through his FCC has taken over the Internet. He will quickly build a regulation, taxation and 1st amendment speech firing line. Difference and those who dare to disagree will be crushed, eliminated, fined, audited or arrested. Never mind that the Supreme Court already stated that the FCC had no jurisdiction over the Internet and couldn’t call it a utility. ‘Middle finger’ Obama smiles as he walks over Constitutional and legal bodies saying, “What are you going to do about it?” 
Obama took over the best and most achieving health care system on the planet and has decimated it while crushing most American’s ability to find affordable health insurance. He took away affordability, competition, freedom to choose and when to choose. Obama inserted growing financial punishments as defiance grows from this year to the next. Tens of millions who couldn’t afford Obama approved health insurance and chose not to sign up will pay if the House and Senate don’t deal with this nightmare.
Obama continues his tyrannical frenzy of dictatorial controls as he ‘executive orders’ his way to Hitler’s playbook. His toys include ‘executive orders’ ‘executive actions’ ‘memorandums’ perhaps ‘post it notes’ next? He is pushing amnesty while importing radical Syrian Muslims and ‘mystery people’ across our borders like a disease spreading to schools, clinics and communities across America. So far the House has been more than pitiful in its response to this national security threat.
Now, emperor Obama is banning AR 15 bullets and trying to ratchet up gun control one way or another. He already has the schools so he can indoctrinate our children through Common Core and it’s rewriting of real American History. It also data minds our children, talks of the danger and evils of guns, crams Islam and its re written history down our kid’s throats. It demonizes patriotism and Christianity while gagging us with the ‘Greens’ agenda and sustainability as the Communist cherry on top.
Yes, Obama is playing perfectly into Hitler’s playbook as he marches boldly over American bodies while taking over everything in site.
It is beyond time for our elected officials in the House and Senate to be boldly reminded by us who they serve and are accountable to. This is first to God of the Holy Bible, then the people of America, then our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Elected officials were never put in place to build their careers, political brand or power.
Our elected officials have allowed this pagan-imposter president Obama to break the law, walk around in contempt of court over and over, ignore and assault our Constitution, use the IRS, NSA, EPA, HOMELAND SECURITY , and now the FCC against us as assault weapons. We are being attacked and crushed from within. When will members and political flavors in the House and Senate realize this? Are you all ugly and suicidal? I thought ugly was bad enough….
We are way beyond national emergency. It is as if ISIS has already put thousands of Christians and patriots in cages in all 50 states and lit a match. What will you the ‘new blood’ in the HOUSE and SENATE do about this? What will the new conservative Governors in the vast majority of states along with the organized masses and Tea Parties also do about this?
Compromisers and cowards get out of the way. We have our freedoms and country to get back…then maybe our lives, careers, dreams and influence. Let’s do this Americans.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

FREE ZONE MUSIC: Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (terrific guitar break)


FLASHBACK: Hillary’s Bad Habit of Hiding Evidence


While the pro-Hillary left disdainfully dismisses the significance of their “inevitable” candidate’s insistence on using a private email account and thwarting record requests during her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton’s long history of hiding documents keeps getting longer. A few of the highlights of Hillary’s bad habit of hiding evidence:
“Self-Serving Unethical Practices” In Watergate Scandal: General counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Zeifman—a life-long Democrataccused Hillary of engaging “in a variety of self-serving unethical practices in violation of House rules” which he said were intended to keep Nixon in office long enough to ensure a Democratic presidential victory in ‘76. Zeifman said that Hillary Rodham, then 27, working with Teddy Kennedy’s political strategist, had written a fraudulent legal brief and taken public documents. Zeifman ultimately fired her, later expressing regret he hadn’t turned her into the Bar. When asked in an interview why he held her in such low regard, Zeifman said, “Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
Travelgate: The day before the Whitewater scandal broke, a memorandum from a top WH aide surfaced which “sharply contradict[ed] the White House's official account of Mrs. Clinton as merely an interested observer in the events that led to the dismissal of the White House travel staff and their replacement with Clinton associates from Arkansas.”
The “Elusive” Whitewater Documents: In 1996, after “two years of searches and subpoenas,” the elusive papers from Hillary’s former law firm were “unexpectedly discovered” in the Clintons’ personal quarters of the White House. The billing documents—which had Hillary’s fingerprints on them—“raise[d] new questions about Mrs. Clinton's account of her work” with Rose Law in relation to a failing savings and loan association. The documents had disappeared “shortly before Mr. Clinton took office.” Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato, Republican of New York, noted that the sudden appearance of the documents was "the second miraculous discovery within the past 24 hours." Meanwhile, as Ben Shapiro has noted, Hillary is the “the only first lady in American history to be fingerprinted by the FBI.”
Withheld Clinton Administration Emails: The Clinton administration allegedly withheld 1.8 million email communications from federal investigators, Congress, and Judicial Watch attorneys. Here’s Judicial Watch’s account of the “Emailgate” scandal:
During the course of its "Filegate" litigation against the Clinton White House, which pilfered the private FBI files of former Reagan and Bush staffers, Judicial Watch uncovered more than 1.8 million email communications the Clinton White House withheld from Judicial Watch, federal investigators and members of Congress.
In this case, as is typical for Washington, there was a cover-up to match the crime. When White House computer contractor (and JW client) Betty Lambuth discovered the email communications, high-level White House officials instructed her to keep her mouth shut about the hidden e-mail or face dismissal and jail time. They issued the same threat to other White House contractors aware of the hidden email.
“Thwarted Record Requests”:  In connection with its report Monday of Hillary’s potentially illegal use of a private email account (created the day her senate hearings began) during her stint as secretary of state, the New York Times reported Wednesday, that Hillary “thwarted record requests” via her private email address. Though congressional investigators asked the State Department in 2012 for documents related to the Benghazi attack, the department failed to turn over emails from Hillary’s private account:
It was only last month that the House committee appointed to investigate Benghazi was provided with about 300 of Mrs. Clinton’s emails related to the attacks. That was shortly after Mrs. Clinton turned over, at the State Department’s request, some 50,000 pages of government-related emails that she had kept on her private account.
It was one of several instances in which records requests sent to the State Department, which had no access to Mrs. Clinton’s emails, came up empty.





New Bombshell Sandy Hook Information In-Bound ALEX JONES


If Not Now … When? Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything?


The phrase I heard most often from Republican leadership while serving in the House and Senate was, “This is not the right time to have this fight.”
Whether the issue was balancing the budget, school choice, patient-driven healthcare, eliminating earmarks, raising the debt limit, ending big, crony handouts like the Export-Import Bank or any stand against the continued growth, favoritism and intrusion of big government, conservatives were always told to wait. Wait until conservatives have the majority. Wait until we have the White House. Wait until we are reelected.
We’re seeing that “wait” attitude in practice today as the House votes on a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Despite the fact that Republicans have majorities in both the House and the Senate that were elected on a pledge to fight against President Obama’s executive amnesty, and despite forcing through a big spending bill at the end of 2014 with the promise they would fight later on Homeland Security appropriations, they are now punting the issue entirely.
The phrase I heard most often from Republican leadership while serving in the House and Senate was, “This is not the right time to have this fight.”
On the other side of the aisle, I noticed a much different attitude, especially on big, liberal goals like government-run healthcare. Despite being faced with strong public opposition and the potential end to their political careers, the Democrats used false promises and every imaginable procedural trick to pass the government takeover of a sixth of America’s economy, along with one of the largest tax increases in our history.
Every Democrat in the House and Senate voted for Obamacare. And none of them even knew what was in it. Many have since lost their bids for reelection, but for liberals, the ends justify the means, and they are willing to accept huge political losses to advance their ideology.
Yet on the other side of the aisle—with the party that supposedly stands for individual freedom, limited government, free markets, American values and a strong defense—tomorrow never comes. Consider two major, pivotal issues in the future course of American history: Obamacare and executive amnesty.
The Republican leadership in Congress, K Street, Wall Street and all of their buddies in the media continue to rail that the conservative stand to defund Obamacare in 2013 hurt the party. But Republicans had one of their best elections in history in 2014, and one of the deciding issues in the election was repealing Obamacare.
The only evidence Republicans in Congress even had a pulse between the public lashing they received in 2012 and their overwhelming victory in 2014 was the fight they waged for a few days to defund Obamacare. And the leadership only pretended because of the pressure from conservatives who were demanding they follow through on their campaign promises.
However, there were times when I saw the Washington establishment will fight tooth and nail. They fight in bipartisan harmony against conservatives who push to eliminate earmarks.
I have seen the Washington establishment of Republicans and Democrats fight together for expensive bailouts, trillions in new debt, unfair and unaffordable amnesty, risky United Nations treaties, a misguided arms reduction treaty with Russia, a costly Internet sales tax, a new government travel promotion agency and more Washington control of education with No Child Left Behind.
I now hear some Republicans accepting and trying to “improve” Obamacare. And I see Republicans demanding that Congress fund the president’s unconstitutional executive amnesty and “move on to other things.”
What “other things” could possibly be more important than blocking the president of the United States from shredding our Constitution?
Some are saying we should leave it to the courts to decide, but Congress is a co-equal branch of government, and members all take oaths to defend the Constitution. If members believe these actions are unconstitutional, how can they in good conscience fund them?
Once the president succeeds in giving work permits, legal status, American jobs and public benefits to 5 million illegal residents, the next obvious steps will be to legalize and give voting rights to the more than 10 million illegal residents.
The only evidence Republicans in Congress even had a pulse between the public lashing they received in 2012 and their overwhelming victory in 2014 was the fight they waged for a few days to defund Obamacare.
Twenty-six states have taken a stand against the president’s action, and one federal judge has temporarily stopped the processing of work permits. But Obama’s Justice Department has demanded an expedited appeals hearing.
Do Republicans not know that funding the president’s unlawful actions now will allow the president to argue that Congress has confirmed his actions? Federal courts don’t often rule against the concerted action of the two other branches of government.
The absurdity of this situation is that fighting the president’s executive amnesty through Department of Homeland Security appropriations was the strategy created by Republican leaders.  Now that the time to fight has arrived, the generals are running from the battlefield and blaming the infantry they told to lead the charge.

Rudy Giuliani slams Obama's 'warped view' of foreign policy


US: resettlement of tens of thousands of UN-chosen Congolese refugees well underway by Ann Corcoran


Our many new readers may not know that the US State Department has agreed to a UN request to resettle 50,000 or so impoverished, uneducated, (mostly) women from DR Congo over a period of several years.

Congolese women and children waiting for their turn to come to America.

This is an informative article from Episcopal News Service that basically reports how needy these refugees are.

It is also interesting to me because we rarely see articles about refugee resettlement contractor Episcopal Migration Ministries, one of the top nine.  Apparently they are less media savvy as they rarely turn up in news stories (like this one) intended to be puff pieces on refugees.

We previously reported on the great need for mental health services for women from DR Congo, here.

A Congolese refugee, Zaburiya arrived in Tucson seven months ago with five children, aged 10 to 26, after spending 18 years in a refugee camp in Rwanda.
Illiterate and not speaking a word of English, she became a member of a women’s empowerment group operated by Refugee Focus, which receives support from The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Episcopal Migration Ministries service through funding from the United States government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.
(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the legal and canonical name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)**
Through Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society partners with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses nationwide. It is one of nine agencies working in partnership with the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugees to the United States.

For the umpteenth time, the UN is picking our refugees!

In 2014, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and its partners worked to resettle 5,155 of the tens of thousands of refugees who came to the United States through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) screening process.
Over the next several years, UNHCR plans to resettle 50,000 refugees from the Congo, with 70 to 90 percent to be resettled to the United States, said Kurt Bonz, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager...
“Most of the refugees have been in camps an average of 20 years, education is low, and many are single women with children who continue to experience trauma related to living in the Congo, the journey out and living in a refugee camp,” he said.
There is a lot in this story, read it all here.

So who are these refugees from DR Congo and where are they going?

I checked the State Department's data base for the following dates:  10/1/2012 through 2/28/2015 and this is what I found:
We resettled 9,022 Congolese refugee "seedlings" in that approximate 2 and 1/2 year period.  Most were Christians of some sort, but I was surprised to learn that 356 were Muslims (from DR Congo?).
Then here is a list of the states that received over 200 Congolese refugees over that same 2 and 1/2 year time period (apparently all of these states have run out of American poor people to care for):
Arizona (862)
Colorado (290)
Florida (236)
Georgia (398)
Idaho (303)
Illinois (339)
Kentucky (405)
Maryland (259)
Massachusetts (322)
Michigan (417)
Missouri (301)
New Hampshire (260)
New York (325)
North Carolina (379)
Ohio (288)
Pennsylvania (445)
Texas (1078)  Working hard to turn Texas blue!
Utah (200)
Washington (273)
*** When you visit this post, you will see more about why this structure of the Episcopal Migration Ministries makes it hard to track their finances.  They must be claiming they are a 'church' and as such do not have to do a Form 990.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015



Zero cops killed by Obama's 'bad' ammo ? they just can't quit lieing, lieing, and more lieing...WAKE UP FOLKS ?

M855 ball ammunition
M855 ball ammunition
The White House claim that the ammunition for the popular AR-15 rifle should be banned as part of a “common sense” effort to protect police officers’ lives is being derided by police officers themselves as a shameful lie.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said this week that the .223-caliber M855 ball should be banned because it can penetrate an officer’s soft armor and can be fired not just from sporting rifles but “easily concealable weapons.”
The term “easily concealable” was used to describe the AR-15 handgun. A bulky 6 pounds and 25 inches long, the semi-automatic version of this weapon, with a magazine, would be difficult to conceal, say firearms experts. And it would likely not be the first choice of any street thug or gang member, as it retails for between $1,000 and $2,000.
In fact, gun rights advocates and law enforcement agencies contacted by WND say they have been unable to document a single incident in which a police officer has been taken down by a criminal using an AR-15 handgun in the 20 years since this particular round, the M855 ball, has been exempted from the federal ban on armor-piercing bullets. It was exempted based on its use for sporting purposes.
“We have not been able to find a single instance where a police officer has been shot from this type of handgun using a bullet that pierces his soft-body armor, and if the administration had any examples you know they would be pushing it in everybody’s face to further their executive action,” said Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. “We’ve scoured everywhere, gone into every source possible to try to find an instance of this and have not been able to find one.”
So Earnest’s comments only further infuriated gun owners who were already seeing red over the possibility of losing access to some of the most common ballistics used for sport-target shooting and hunting.
WND polled several large police agencies, looking for evidence that vest-wearing officers have been killed or seriously wounded by this particular form of ammunition fired from a handgun, only to come up empty.
“Not in my jurisdiction,” said Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. “We’re doing a search nationwide to see if there’s any data that exists as proof of this comment coming out of the White House but so far we haven’t found anything.”
Clarke said he was skeptical that the White House was really concerned about officer safety.
“I’m disgusted that this administration would use the safety and well-being of our nation’s law enforcement officers to accomplish their gun-control agenda by circumventing the Congress and circumventing the Constitution in rewriting this law,” he said. “That’s all this is. They don’t fool me. No fraternal order of police, no sheriff is going to fall for this.”
Sgt. Dana Pierce, public-information officer for Cobb County, Georgia, Police Department, one of the largest metro Atlanta police agencies, was equally baffled by the need to ban the M855 ball on the basis of protecting officer safety.
In his 34 years in law enforcement, Pierce said he’s never heard of any officer being shot at, or even threatened, by a criminal wielding an AR-15 handgun.
But just to make sure, he checked with the officer in charge of weapons training and weapons collection at his department.
“I haven’t seen any so I called our training range and asked, in all fairness, has anyone ever taken one of those (AR-15 handguns) off the street? The lieutenant there who runs the range said no,” Pierce told WND. “Anytime a weapon like that would be used against an officer there would be an officer-safety bulletin go out and the range would be notified. If there was a situation where either they took one of these off the streets or an officer had been threatened with one of these weapons we would immediately launch an internal memo, and we have never had any of those go out to my knowledge. So for Cobb County police, at this moment, this is not something we are so concerned about.”
Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, also broached the issue during last week’s CPAC convention.
“This is a blatant overreach. Apparently he thinks he can do whatever he wants,” Cox said of Obama. “He can completely do an end-run around Congress. This ammunition was exempted 20 years ago. In 20 years no .223 round has been used in a crime fired from a handgun platform to kill a police officer, or that penetrated a vest.
“So again, it’s not just a solution in search of a problem. It’s a solution to their gun control problem. And that’s what they’re using this for.”
Watch entire interview with Chris Cox of NRA below:

Clarke said the real purpose of the ban is clear to him.
“This is nothing more than raw gun control. You ban a bullet and you basically ban the gun that uses that bullet,” Clarke said. “It’s typical of the lawlessness coming out of this administration.”
Even if the AR-15 handgun were a threat to officers’ safety, Clarke said the logic behind the Obama administration’s strategy is questionable.
“We all want to do what we can to protect our law enforcement officers, but every time an officer is unfortunately killed in a tragic incident, banning whatever gun was used is not a good strategy,” he said. “I don’t know what that is going to accomplish.
“Officers are killed in auto accidents all the time. We don’t talk about banning automobiles,” Clarke added. “No, officers have never asked the White House for this. If they were interested in protecting officers they wouldn’t blame the gun. They would blame the career criminal.”
Clarke sees the White House talking points as playing upon the emotions of people who may not know the facts.
“It’s no different than how some groups use grieving parents to try to advance their gun-control agenda whenever there is a tragic shooting,” he said. “Don’t try to advance your gun-control agenda on the backs of law enforcement officers. If I thought there was some kind of validity to this I would get behind it. But I know what it is. This is pure, naked gun control.
“It doesn’t take a lot to see right through this thinly veiled attempt at gun control.”
Criminal don’t typically go out and buy expensive, high-powered rifles or high-end, obscure handguns, he said.
“It’s just too much coincidence that it’s this one (AR-15) that they chose, the most popular one,” he said. “And then they tried to coat this around law enforcement officers’ safety. I find that despicable. Use someone else to try to do this.”
Gottlieb said the Obama administration has been asked to supply evidence that there is a real threat to law enforcement officers from the AR-15 handgun. So far, there has been no response, he said.
“Zero. Because there is no report that anybody has, anywhere, that a police officer has been shot by this type of handgun. This administration has been asked to supply evidence and they’ve never done so. If they had it, they would be out waving it in our faces in order to push their executive action. The fact that they aren’t shows they don’t have any such evidence.”
Gottlieb said he doesn’t believe the administration cares what gun owners think on this issue. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is taking public comments on the AR-15 ammo ban through March 16. The proposed ban and how to make a comment is described in a 17-page document on the ATF website, particularly the last page.
The ATF has said it will review all the comments and take them into careful consideration. Gun rights advocates are skeptical of that claim.
“This administration, in the past when people have raised questions about their executive actions they just go ahead and do it anyway. And just like this public comment period I don’t think they are even going to read the comments, they’re just going to do what they want,” Gottlieb said. “None of us have any feeling about this other than that it’s a kangaroo court.”
Gottlieb believes Attorney General Eric Holder wants to pad his progressive legacy before he leaves office.
“Holder said his one regret was that he wasn’t able to do anything on gun control. This is Holder’s baby,” Gottlieb said. “This is what he is trying to leave behind as his legacy.”
Gottlieb said if the Obama administration gets its way on the .223-caliber round, that will set a precedent.
“There’s other ammo out there that could be fired in a handgun, the .306 for example. And if they get away with this there no doubt will be other types of ammo targeted,” he said. “This is their trial balloon. They know if the owners can’t get ammunition it’s no longer a functional firearm. They’ve tried to ban these guns and weren’t able to do it so they’re going after the ammunition.”
Dave Workman, senior editor of and blogger for the Seattle Gun Rights Examiner, said he has also been searching for AR-15 criminal use since Obama proposed his rewriting of the ammunition regulations.
“I cover this every day and I’ve never heard of a police officer being shot with one of these (AR-15) handguns, which by the way is not easily concealable using any of this ammo,” Workman told WND. “That’s a crock. No. I know of absolutely zero incidents of the shooting, wounding, or fatally wounding of a cop with one of these handguns that is chambered for the .223-caliber round, or even someone using the AR-15 rifle for that matter. You might presume it’s happened (with a rifle), I don’t know, but it would be very rare.”
Workman said this particular round is typically used for target shooting,while some hunters in the West use them to hunt coyote and prairie dogs.
“It’s a cheap competition ammo, and a lot of guys use it for that, because they’re not into hand loading and they like to buy ammo on the cheap and this is fairly inexpensive.”
At least it was fairly cheap, before the proposed ban was announced about two weeks ago. Now it is flying off of shelves, and if shooters can find it at all they will pay at least triple the normal cost.
And there’s another issue at work here, Workman said.
“Soft-body armor was invented to stop handgun bullets, period,” he said. “That’s because most of the bad guys out there are packing handguns whether stolen or cheaply purchased and Kevlar vests are designed to stop those handgun bullets. I don’t know of a single vest out there that will stop a center-fired rifle bullet from .223-caliber up.”
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, referred to the safety of officers threatened by AR-15s as “an invisible epidemic.”
“If you can find one, it will be the only one,” he said. “Look how stupid they think we are. These bullets are so evil they come leaping right out of the factory boxes and into the chests of their victims. It’s really obscene.
“They want a gun ban so badly that they’ll make up any old thing they can. When you want to get something bad enough any excuse is a good excuse. Protecting cops? Who they actually hate? They have this notion that anyone with a gun acting in self-defense is bad. If the guns are so bad and so much of a problem and these terrible bullets, why doesn’t he lead by example. He has the Secret Service. Tell them to leave their guns at home.”
According to the FBI’s uniform crime statistics for 2013, rifles were used in only 285 homicides that year. Another 308 people were killed with shotguns and 5,782 with handguns. But 1,490 were killed with knives or cutting objects and 686 were killed by someone’s hands, feet or fists.
“More people are murdered in the U.S. every year with blunt objects, knives or with hands, fists and feet than with rifles or shotguns,” Workman said. “Nobody in the media touches that. I’ve written about that frequently and it gets no attention.”



YOU SAY WHAT ? due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." YOUR KIDDING - THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN ?

Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of "ending the war" in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war, pushing the world to the brink of another "large scale war." Those who wish to read Obama's teleprompted and ghostwritten acceptance "speech can do so here.

At the time the White House, and the fawning media, was delighted by this crowning, if premature, achievement of the progressive president.
Which is why don't expect much coverage of the inevitable aftermath: earlier today, in what France24 dubbed an "in an unprecedented move", the controversial head of Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee was removed Tuesday and demoted to the rank of mere member.

Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian premier, drew criticism after becoming committee chairman in 2009 for awarding the prestigious Nobel to newly elected US President Barack Obama. He will be replaced by current Deputy Chair Kaci Kullmann Five.
More from AP:
The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.

Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious leader, attracting criticism for his dual role as committee chairman and head of the European Council when the prize was awarded to the European Union in 2012. His leadership also was clouded by the decision to give the prize to Barack Obama in 2009 after he had just been elected president, and the 2010 prize to the jailed dissident Liu Xiabo drew fury from China.

The former labor politician was replaced by the panel's deputy chairman, Kaci Kullmann Five, a former conservative party leader. She denied that Jagland's ousting had anything to do with pressure from China, which froze diplomatic ties to Norway after the 2010 award.
She did not deny that his ousting had anything to do with Obama who has since the aware become a neo-con warhawk, who has put some of the most bloodthirsty republicans to shame, and whose actions (and lack thereof) have led to not only global conflict intensity spiking To a 7-year high, but have generated untold riches to the shareholders of the military industrial complex
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