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Disarming America, the Final Solution?

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

A new report touted by NBC News’ Maggie Fox makes the claim that the level of firearm ownership can be correlated with homicide deaths of Law Enforcement Officers. More civilian gun ownership in a given area, more dead police. Study authors David Sewedler and David Hemenway would later admit that perhaps this homicide rate was actually driven by criminals. The “criminal offender theory” draws the not-so-remarkable conclusion that police who have frequent encounters with violent criminals are more likely to be injured or killed. Not all that surprising a proposition, is it?

Of course, gun hating members of the media aren’t interested in the legitimacy of a study, but in the claims of its authors. In this case, more police are killed in states which have more of those evil guns. It’s short, sounds reasonable and is easy to pass off as fact. What could be better!

But why has the media decided to pick yet another nationally syndicated fight with gun owners?

On September 25th of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry-acting on behalf of the president-signed the UN’s Global Arms Trade Treaty. Though it has not been ratified by the Senate, Obama’s minions traveled to the UN ArOBAMA AND KERRYms Treaty conference in Mexico on Monday, August 24th.

It’s quite clear that the purpose of the Treaty is to disarm civilian populations—that is, people deemed unauthorized by government officials to possess firearms or ammunition. But the federal government and individual states have attempted to disarm the American people before. Connecticut and New York recently passed legislation requiring owners of “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines to register these items with the state. It has been widely reported that more than 1 million “assault weapon” owners in the two states have publicly defied the legislation and law enforcement officials, many who refuse to enforce the law anyhow.

One purpose of the UN Small Arms Treaty is to bring an end to this spirit of freedom and defiance on the part of American gun owners. As Article 16 of the Treaty explains:

“In implementing this treaty, each State Party may seek assistance including legal or legislative assistance, institutional capacity-building, and technical, material or financial assistance. Such assistance may include management, disarmament, demobilization, model legislation and effective practices for implementation.”

So Barack Obama might dispatch U.N. forces to quell unrest in Ferguson, for example. Once accomplished, this makeshift army of mercenaries could be directed to forcibly disarm any and all   DevilObama civilians in the area. U.N. officials would have the authority to formulate the law themselves, or go back to State Department Publication 7277, which purports to work towards the goal of the small arms treaty, “where all nations have been disarmed and merged into a system of international control within standards set by the United Nations.”

And by the way, those “standards” include the disbanding of all armed forces but those contributing to the United Nations Peace Force.   UNITED NATIONS MILITARY FORCE

Barack Obama and the radical left are hoping to use the Arms Trade Treaty to affect an end run around our inalienable, constitutionally protected right to self-defense, that is, to keep and bear arms. What couldn’t be accomplished in Congress or by the Supreme Court will now take place thanks to the authority of a treaty. And according to many, use of the Fast Track trade agreement will preclude the necessity of the Senate having to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty. Obama, or any president, will have the power to impose every article of the treaty as the law of the land.

Maybe the media has picked this fight because they figure it’ll finally be a winner.

Kerry: Iran Can Violate Parts of the Nuclear Deal Without Really Violating the Nuclear Deal

By Guy Benson
Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

“Secretary of State John Kerry would like to assure Iran that even if it violates the terms of the gratuitous concessions ‘thrown in as add-ons’ to the nuclear deal, the regime won’t be in violation of the deal as a whole.

Specifically, the arms embargo is not tied to the snapback; it is tied to a separate set of obligations. So they are not in material breach of the nuclear agreement for violating the arms piece of it.   

John Kerry
John Kerry

Not to worry, Kerry explains, because there are ‘other sanctions’ the US could impose — plus, we mustn’t forget about the ‘specific UN resolutions outside of this agreement’ that prohibit the Iranians from arming groups like Hezbollah and Shiite militias operating in Iraq. Except Tehran has sent weapons to those proxies, repeatedly. Iranian explosives killed an estimated 500 American soldiers in Iraq.

The regime has habitually ignored those international rules and  obligations, with lethal consequences; they’ve been rewarded with a lopsided international deal that legitimizes their nuclear program and guarantees hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief.   

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Why on earth would they ever abide by a UN resolution again?”

My Opinion: So wait, let me make sure I understand this. An agreement isn’t broken unless all of it is broken? There are parts of the agreement we don’t really mean and it is OK if Iran wants to ignore them? If that is the case, shouldn’t we take those parts of the agreement out because they really don’t mean anything?

And our Secretary of State “Hanoi John” Kerry really believes that Iran won’t arm Hezbollah, even though the President last week admitted that the sanctions money could be used to do just that. Yeah, those UN resolutions really have teeth in them, just like the 15 or 16 other resolutions that Iran has already ignored. This administration is a farce, believing that threats made against those who refuse to toe the line-like the Congress or Israel-will be taken seriously.    obama_lies

It seems to me that the Obama Regime is only serious about a threat when it is made against the American people. He promised to demolish the coal industry in the United States and he has succeeded in doing just that, destroying countless lives along the way.

Maybe someone can convince Barack that Iran’s nuclear program is funded and depended upon by a large group of non-union Americans. Christian Americans! Wanna bet the whole operation would be shut down beyond any hope of salvation in 30 days or less!

Congress guilty of fraud and conspiracy as members steal $77 million in illegal ObamaCare benefits

By Doug Book, editor

So eager were congressional Democrats to sign Barack Obama’s healthcare servitude plan into law that nary a one recognized the fact that passage would effectively end their top of the line, taxpayer funded health insurance coverage.   obama-gay

And this would be just one of the unpleasant Affordable Care Act realities to take the legislation’s authors by surprise. For they would also lose some $10,000 in yearly premium assistance which had for decades been part of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). “In effect, the Affordable Care Act gave members of Congress a $10,000 pay cut.”

But that Washington lawmakers should be ravaged to the tune of $10,000—even as a result of their own legislative efforts—well   that sort of inconvenience is reserved for commoners, after all.

So the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)—with some slight urging on by Barack Obama—decided it might ignore that portion  of the Affordable Care Act which forbids providing generous subsidies to congressional employees.

But not even this convenient bit of contempt for the law would eliminate other problems the Affordable Care Act would cause its authors. Perhaps the greatest of these “prohibits employers from making contributions to their employee’s coverage through the American Health Benefits Exchange (ObamaCare Exchange) THABOEHNER AND MCCONNELLT SERVES INDIVIDUALS.” (my caps)

Difficult as it is to believe, members of Congress are employees of the American people. Their benefits, salaries and the like are handled by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If congress wanted to take advantage of the generous, ongoing premium assistance illegally afforded its members, they would have to sign up for ObamaCare with the D.C. Small Business  Exchange.

However, D. C. law “limits participation in the Exchange to small businesses employing 50 or fewer full-time employees.” This should have made it rather difficult to register the 12,359 congressmen, dependents, staffers and others currently taking advantage of taxpayer financed health insurance.

But the D.C. ObamaCare Small Business Exchange accepted applications in which the House and Senate claimed the existence of only 45 members each. Obviously these applications were known to be painfully fraudulent both by those who submitted them and by the D.C. Exchange which accepted them.

Judicial Watch, the very persistent, conservative watchdog    

Larry Klayman
Larry Klayman

organization founded by Attorney Larry Klayman is pursuing a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to prevent the D.C. Exchange receiving $77 million tax dollars targeted to support the illegal enrollment and membership of the 12,000+ congressional minions.

So our congressional “employees” have defrauded the American people and American taxpayers by engaging in a willful conspiracy with the Office of Personnel Management, the D.C. Small Business Exchange and Barack Obama! Judicial Watch lawyers have at last forced officials at the D.C. Small Business (ObamaCare) Exchange to fess up and admit that “Congress is taking advantage of health benefits its members and staff are not entitled to claim.”  Of course, the Exchange “blacked out” the names of those who submitted the false ObamaCare applications on the part of the House and Senate; applications received in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.

Members of the House and Senate do not exhibit self-importance; rather they are self-infatuated, displaying an arrogance born of uncontested power. CiR will keep readers up to date with the progress of the Judicial Watch lawsuit.

Hillary had “TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN” on the Clintonemail.com Server

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN is the header used on classified documents that contain extremely sensitive material and must be handled with extreme care. It cannot be downgraded by anyone that is not the originator, nor can it be shared or stored on unclassified email servers, thumb drives or cell phones. I’ll break it down for people who may not know what this header means.

TOP SECRET – Is the highest official classification used on government documents to indicate that its TOP SECRETrelease could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security or foreign relations.

SI – Refers to SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE. This caveat indicates that the information was gathered through electronic means.

TK – TALENT KEYHOLE indicates that the information was gathered from satellite based intercepts and mapping locations of the target.

NOFORN – Not to be shared with foreign Governments. There are other caveats for that.

Any documents marked with TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN will, if released, cause grave damage to future intelligence operations, intelligence sources and the American warfighters in harm’s way. This information in the wrong hands will damage future intelligence gathering and endanger the lives of intelligence operators and informants.    Hillary 1

Samples of the documents provided by Ms. Clinton’s from personal server downloaded to a thumb drive were of that nature. Just the information on the thumb drive alone warrants an investigation for violation of the Federal Records Act and the Espionage Act. The discovery of classified information on Clintonemail.com server was, after an inspection conducted by the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General, Charles McCullough, reported to Congress.

It was also reported that Clinton had several emails which were either mislabeled or improperly (illegally) sanitized and sent as unclassified. However, they contained information that should have remained “TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN.” Even if the emails had the caveats removed and if the message contained roundabout references to sensitive material it is still a violation of federal laws.    Hillary 2

Having such information on an unclassified device is serious business. People found to have willfully mishandled highly classified information will face severe punishment, including termination of employment, hefty fines, even imprisonment. Everyone cleared to receive such information has signed Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and received proper training on how to handle these messages. They are also made aware of the consequences for misuse. No exceptions. Even Hillary signed a NDA. Any devices that contain material marked TOP SECRET//SI automatically become government property.

Failure to enforce the law

The citizens of America cannot trust Barack Obama’s Department of Justice

The FBI and Department of Justice willfully ignored Hillary    Bill and HillaryClinton’s utilization of non-government servers and accounts to perform her duties as Secretary of State. Not once were AG Eric Holder or his DOJ underlings concerned that Hillary may be receiving, storing or making use of classified information.

Under the orders of Barack Obama the Fed quickly acted to investigate and prosecute General Petraeus for so-called confidential leaks. Yet Hillary had classified and top secret information and digital satellite images on a private home server. Obama’s Consiglieres had no problem threatening news reporters and prosecuting whistleblowers under the Espionage Act. The New York Times reported that this administration prosecuted more reporters and whistleblowers for “espionage” than all prior administrations put together.

Now for a dose of reality

The information forwarded by PFC Manning to WikiLeaks was Secret, the highest classification found on the systems to which he had access. Gen David Petraeus was disgraced for hiding confidential material in his home.  Well connected people never    

Gen David Petraeus
Gen David Petraeus

get convicted or serve jail time. Sandy Berger got probation and was fined $50,000 for stealing Top Secret information documents. Neither Secretary of State Hillary Clinton nor her staff were authorized to downgrade or disseminate intelligence or store it on non-secured servers.

Since the Intelligence Community, FBI and the DOJ determined that the server contained classified material she had no choice but to surrender the server. True to form for Clinton the hard drives on the email server were wiped clean. If someone does get charged it will be an underling at State and whoever cleaned the servers’ hard drives (as though that individual will ever be found.) That action is a violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 2071 (prohibiting destruction of records). (8)

Reality Check

A committee charged with “investigating” Hillary’s criminal    HILLARY 4activities will arrive at no real decision as low information voters catch up on the latest news about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy. These political idiots haven’t a clue and really don’t care that the investigation will be performed by Obama’s DOJ. Laws were broken by a former Secretary of State and her staff. Hillary supporters will believe their leader never violated any laws, they will blame the Republicans.

She will not be held accountable and facts-be-damned talking heads will defend their anointed heroine. No matter what is found in the emails; Hillary will walk unless Obama says otherwise. She will probably not be held accountable by Democratic voters, unless Obama says otherwise. He would gladly throw the Clintons under the bus. Of course the safest bet is that the GOP will somehow be blamed, especially as the main stream media is unlikely to report any of the facts.

Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

1) Peggy Noonan: Trump Revealed a ‘Deeper Coarseness and Brutality’

By Pam Key
Commentary by John Velisek USN (ret), staff writer

“Monday on ‘CBS This Morning,’ columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author Peggy Noonan discussed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s debate performance and comments about Megyn Kelly bleeding and warned Trump has ‘done himself real damage.’   TRUMP 7

Noonan said, ‘When he broke through in the past few months, it was because he was talking about big issues, immigration, getting America back on track, looking at policy proposals. In the past three to four days he’s devolved into this guy that is just insulting everybody and putting down women who are like 52 or 53 percent of the voting electorate in a presidential year.’

She continued, ‘I do suspect he’s done himself real damage by revealing a deeper coarseness and almost brutality that a lot of people would have not thought was there.’

‘When you talk about women in the way he does and also that   MEGYN KELLY 2Megyn Kelly question where she quoted him at length, it startled even me and I’m a New Yorker and watching it and seeing Donald Trump for a quarter century. So I was startled if I was startled probably a number of people were startled,’ she added, ‘by the nature of his insults.’”

My Opinion: Rabid followers of Trump are the only ones who have no questions. He was a Democrat at least three times, he has contributed to the Clintons many times, he likes one payer systems. There are legitimate concerns that some people have. My only question and the one that will remain unanswered is will he fall out of the race and go independent? There are many who think that is what is already planned. I haven’t made my mind up about Trump yet. I want to see his policy positions and decide if he is for real. Admittedly he is a welcome change from the everyday politician, but does he have the temperament to handle the affairs of the presidency? If Megyn Kelly makes him blow up, what will he do with world leaders who dislike us? Being rich and a loudmouth isn’t enough.

2) Obama: ‘There Has Been An Awakening’ In America On Race

By Charlie Spierling
Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

“President Obama says there has been an ‘awakening’ in America as a result of high profile racial incidents with law enforcement officials such as the ones in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.   RIOT BALTIMORE PIC

‘What is true is that there has been an awakening around the country to some problems in race relations, in police-community relations,’ Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio.

Obama pointed out that the problems that were getting more attention in the country were not new, but perhaps they were more pronounced as a result of social media.

‘Because of smartphones and cameras and, you know, social media, I think people have become more aware of them, both black and white,’ he said.   BALTIMORE RIOTS 2

As a result, Obama explained, it was easier for him to weigh in on the subject, insisting he wanted to ‘to try to help to constructively shape the debate.’ ‘I think it’s fair to say that if, in my first term, Ferguson had flared up, as president of the United States, I would have been commenting on what was happening in Ferguson,’ he said.”

My Opinion: An awakening in race relations, really? The divider in chief who has exacerbated the situation is now just waking up to the destruction of race relations brought about by–Himself? Why would you send representatives to a black criminal’s funeral but not to that of Kate Steinle, an innocent who was shot down by one of the millions of   

Kate Steinle
Kate Steinle

criminal illegals you have welcomed to the US? Why are you compelled to stick your nose into situations which don’t concern you and call police “stupid?” You blame rioting on law enforcement officials, but what about the rock and bottle throwers or those shooting at police and burning down buildings? You exacerbate any flare-up, make every potentially explosive situation even worse, just to lay claim to sensitivity and understanding lacking in mere mortals. Want to improve race relations Mr. President? Then shut the Hell up, mind your own business and stop pretending that arrogance is compassion.