Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

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President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad’s regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.

The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would “waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction.”

Those two sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section 40(d): “The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism,” Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.

“For purposes of this subsection, such acts shall include all activities that the Secretary determines willfully aid or abet the international proliferation of nuclear explosive devices to individuals or groups or willfully aid or abet an individual or groups in acquiring unsafeguarded special nuclear material,” the law continues.

The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he “determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States.”

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition | WashingtonExaminer.com.

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EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban

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This article is almost 4 years old, but still very appropriate today.

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in “gun-free zones” – public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week’s slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different – except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire.

Among President Clinton’s first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases. In March 1993, the Army imposed regulations forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection. For the most part, only military police regularly carry firearms on base, and their presence is stretched thin by high demand for MPs in war zones.

Because of Mr. Clinton, terrorists would face more return fire if they attacked a Texas Wal-Mart than the gunman faced at Fort Hood, home of the heavily armed and feared 1st Cavalry Division. That’s why a civilian policewoman from off base was the one whose marksmanship ended Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s rampage.

Everyone wants to keep people safe – and no one denies Mr. Clinton’s good intentions. The problem is that law-abiding good citizens, not criminals, are the ones who obey those laws. Bans end up disarming potential victims and not criminals. Rather than making places safe for victims, we unintentionally make them safe for the criminal – or in this case, the terrorist.

The wife of one of the soldiers shot at Fort Hood understands all too well. In an interview on CNN Monday night, Anchor John Roberts asked Mandy Foster how she felt about her husband’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Ms. Foster responded: “At least he’s safe there and he can fire back, right?”

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EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban – Washington Times.

OUTRAGE! Student arrested for making video with a shooting app on his phone, could face 20 years!

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What is happening to us here in America? He’s a kid!

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Screen capture from the “Real Strike” app

GRAY, LOUISIANA – A 15-year old boy was arrested for posting a Youtube video he made with the “Real Strike” app from his phone. The application take a video from your mobile device and superimposes a picture of a gun over it. The student allegedly recorded his classmates with the harmless application and uploaded the video of him appearing to shoot his friends with an animated gun. The boy is being charged with terrorizing his classmates at H.L. Bourgeois High school.

 

Terrorizing in Louisiana (RS 14:40.1) is punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison, with or without hard labor, and up to $15,000 in fines.  Unlawful disruption of the operation of a school (RS 14:40.6) carries a minimum sentence of 1 year in prison and a maximum of 5.  A maximum combined sentence, if convicted, would be 20 years in prison.

Welcome to America! Where the rules are made up and the constitution doesn’t matter.

OUTRAGE! Student arrested for making video with a shooting app on his phone, could face 20 years! | The Libertarian Republic.

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study

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Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study - Los Angeles Times

In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns. Violent crime dropped steeply during the 1990s and has fallen less dramatically since the turn of the millennium.

The number of gun killings dropped 39% between 1993 and 2011, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in a separate report released Tuesday. Gun crimes that weren’t fatal fell by 69%. However, guns still remain the most common murder weapon in the United States, the report noted. Between 1993 and 2011, more than two out of three murders in the U.S. were carried out with guns, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found.

The bureau also looked into non-fatal violent crimes. Few victims of such crimes — less than 1% — reported using a firearm to defend themselves.

Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed  more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.

It’s unclear whether media coverage is driving the misconception that such violence is up. The mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., were among the news stories most closely watched by Americans last year, Pew found. Crime has also been a growing focus for national newscasts and morning network shows in the past five years but has become less common on local television news.

“It’s hard to know what’s going on there,” said D’Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center. Women, people of color and the elderly were more likely to believe that gun crime was up than men, younger adults or white people. The center plans to examine crime issues more closely later this year.

Though violence has dropped, the United States still has a higher murder rate than most other developed countries, though not the highest in the world, the Pew study noted. A Swiss research group, the Small Arms Survey, says that the U.S. has more guns per capita than any other country.

Experts debate why overall crime has fallen, attributing the drop to all manner of causes, such as the withering of the crack cocaine market and surging incarceration rates.

Some researchers have even linked dropping crime to reduced lead in gasoline, pointing out that lead can cause increased aggression and impulsive behavior in exposed children.

The victims of gun killings are overwhelmingly male and disproportionately black, according to Bureau of Justice Statistics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Compared with other parts of the country, the South had the highest rates of gun violence, including both murders and other violent gun crimes.

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study – Los Angeles Times.

Mass Shooting Follows Obama’s Latest Anti-Second Amendment

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I would not put it past some of these people to stage some of these shootings in order to get their gun legislation passed. This may sound crazy, but it may not be as far fetched as it may sound.

Obama pitched his latest effort to disarm the American people hours before a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Obama: 90 percent of Americans support restrictions on Second Amendment. ( I guarantee you 90% is an extremely stretched figure)

Appearing on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Obama insisted 90 percent of Americans support gun control but that a “faction of the Republican Party” prevented Democrats from passing anti-Second Amendment legislation.

“The problem we have is we have a faction of the Republican Party, in the House of Representatives in particular, that view compromise as a dirty word, and anything that is either remotely associated with me, they feel obliged to oppose,” said Obama. “And my argument to them is real simple. That’s not why the people sent to here.”

Following a defeat to pass draconian anti-firearms legislation back in April, Obama and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to continue the effort to diminish gun rights in the United States.

The Navy Yard attack arrives less than a week after two Democrat gun control advocates were recalled in Colorado. Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron were replaced with Republicans who are staunch supporters of the Second Amendment. Both Democrats were supported financially buy notorious New York gun grabber Michael Bloomberg and his Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns.

The recall effort highlighted the fight between supports of gun rights and those who would roll back the Second Amendment following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut and a shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

» Mass Shooting Follows Obama’s Latest Anti-Second Amendment Push Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.

Obamacare will question your sex life

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‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?”

Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law.

“This is nasty business,” says New York cardiologist Dr. Adam Budzikowski. He called the sex questions “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.” He couldn’t think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information — but he knows he’ll be pushed to ask for it.

The president’s “reforms” aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.

Embarrassing though it may be, you confide things to a doctor you wouldn’t tell anyone else. But this is entirely different.

Doctors and hospitals who don’t comply with the federal government’s electronic-health-records requirements forgo incentive payments now; starting in 2015, they’ll face financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Services has already paid out over $12.7 billion for these incentives.

Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor at Albert Einstein Medical College, explains that your medical record should be “a story created by you and your doctor solely for your treatment and benefit.” But the new requirements are turning it “into an interrogation, and the data will not be confidential.”

Lack of confidentiality is what concerned the New York Civil Liberties Union in a 2012 report. Electronic medical records have enormous benefits, but with one click of a mouse, every piece of information in a patient’s record, including the social history, is transmitted, disclosing too much.

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Obamacare will question your sex life | New York Post.

Are You Located Near A Terrorist Training Camp In America

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Here is a list of 30 Locations Inside the United States

1.  Marion, Alabama

2.  Baladullah, California

3.  Oak Hill, California  

4.  Squaw Valley, California  

5.  Tulare County, California  

6.  Buena Vista, Colorado 

7.  Tallahassee, Florida

8.  Commerce, Georgia 

9.  Jessup, Georgia 

10. Springfield, Massachusetts 

11. Hagerstown, Maryland 

12. Hyattsville, Maryland 

13. Coldwater, Michigan 

14. Binghamton, New York 

15. Deposit, New York

16. Hancock, New York  (National Headquarters) 

17. Talihina, Oklahoma 

18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

19. Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania 

20. York, South Carolina 

21 Dover, Tennesee  (across the Tn. River from Paris,Tn.)

22. Houston, Texas

23. Waco, Texas 

24. Fairfax, Virginia 

25. Falls Church, Virginia 

26. Meherrin, Virginia 

27. Red House, Virginia  

28. Roanoke, Virginia 

29. Bethany, West Virginia 

30. Onalaska, Washington

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