This is something I thought about when I had read an article quite a few days back about how a lot of companies that make guns will refuse to sell to government agencies in states that put in gun control laws. And the Angry White Dude has done a damn good job of pursuing this subject. So read it all here, go to his site and read more of his posts. In general, do read AWD daily! I say so….
It seems guns are starting to show back up and remain for a few days at gun stores. That is, unless Mark Kelly and other anti-gun libs are in town buying up the supply! Ammo? That’s another question. Bullets these days are as scarce as spelling bee championships are for Sean Penn! Ammo cannot be found. Store shelves are empty. Walmart, where America buys bullets, has imposed a 3 box limit on ammo if you can find a box…which you cannot. Most is purchased before it hits the shelves.
Certainly, part of the culprit for ammo scarcity has been the four-year buying spree of guns never before seen in America. But if you’ve purchased an AR in .223, 5.56, or .308, or a .38, .357, .40, .45 caliber recently, the only way you’ll be able to defend yourself with it is to use that sumbitch as a hammer! No bullets to be found! Besides Americans going on a buying spree, the federal government has been buying ammo like George Soros buys Democrats. Yes, that would be the same federal government that seeks to impose gun control tyranny on American citizens by scaling back or the total destruction of the Second Amendment.
To protest the rash of anti-gun state legislation since the shooting at Sandy Hook, numerous gun manufacturers have stopped selling to state governmental and police agencies in states where their products are unlawful for regular citizens. At last count, AWD found 118 companies that have quit selling to government. Good on them for doing the right thing and standing up for our God-given Second Amendment rights! Question. Where the hell are the ammunition manufacturers in this ban?
The government has, in effect, enacted unlegislated gun control over the American people by cornering the ammunition market. As mentioned, guns don’t work very well without bullets. Firearms manufacturers figured out the danger to American liberties posed by statist gun controls, why haven’t the bullet manufacturers?
With the billions of rounds purchased by the federal government in the past few years, let them learn to ration! It is most disconcerting to believe those bullets will one day be used against the American people. At best, the large government purchases are making ammunition impossible to find! Moreover, once found, one must sell their children off for medical experiments to afford a box!
Angry White Dude calls on every ammunition manufacturer to not enter into another contract with any federal or state government entity except for those that supply the US military. No more bullets for Big Sis at DHS. No more ammo for the IRS. No more for the Weather and Oceanographic people! If they run through all the billions of rounds they’ve purchased before ammo can be found and affordably priced, let them learn archery!
We gun owners must pressure any ammunition manufacturer holding contracts with the federal government to make this their last! Fulfill the contract and then start filling the stockpiles of American citizens. Don’t let the federal government impose gun control by imposing bullet control with our tax dollars! Who’s with me?
A gun’s got to eat, don’t he?
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Imagine, shooting 40,000 elephants to prevent the land in Africa from going to desert because scientists thought the land couldn’t sustain them, only to find the effort was for naught and the idea as to why was totally wrong. That alone was a real eye opener.
The Sahara Desert in Africa, as seen from space – Image NASA
Every once in awhile, an idea comes along that makes you ask, “gee why hasn’t anybody seen this before?”. This one of those times. This video below is something I almost didn’t watch, because my concerns were triggered by a few key words in the beginning. But, recommended by a Facebook friend, I stuck with it, and I’m glad I did, because I want every one of you, no matter what side of the climate debate you live in, to watch this and experience that light bulb moment as I did. The key here is to understand that desertification is one of the real climate changes we are witnessing as opposed to some the predicted ones we often fight over.
It is one of those seminal moments where I think a bridge has been created in the climate debate, and I hope you’ll seize the moment and embrace it. This video comes with my strongest possible recommendation, because it speaks to a real problem, with real solutions in plain language, while at the same time offering true hope.
This is a TED talk by Dr. Allan Savory in Los Angeles this past week, attended by our friend Dr. Matt Ridley, whose presentation we’ll look at another time. Sometimes, TED talks are little more that pie in the sky; this one is not. And, it not only offers a solution, it shows the solution in action and presents proof that it works. It makes more sense than anything I’ve seen in a long, long, time. Our friend Dr. Roger Pielke Sr., champion of studying land use change as it affects local and regional climate will understand this, so will our cowboy poet Willis Eschenbach, who grew up on a cattle ranch. I daresay some of our staunchest critics will get it too.
To encapsulate the idea presented, I’ll borrow from a widely used TV commercial and say:
Beef, it’s what’s for climate
You can call me crazy for saying that after you watch this presentation. A BIG hattip to Mark Steward Young for bringing this to my attention.
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Published on Mar 4, 2013
Go for more and to see the video, important! Watts Up With That
“As Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and James Inhofe prepare to introduce a measure to defund Obamacare — and threaten to hold up a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government if the measure is not given a vote — some conservatives are unhappy that the House, controlled by Republicans, did not do the same thing.
It wasn’t for lack of effort, at least on the part of some conservative Republicans. As the House prepared to consider its own version of the continuing resolution last week — it ultimately passed 267 to 151 — more than two dozen conservative GOP lawmakers signed on to an amendment that would have defunded Obamacare. They submitted the amendment and hoped it would receive a vote but were stymied when the House leadership declared that no amendments would be allowed.
“If that amendment had gone to the floor, far and above a majority of the conference would have voted for it,” said Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, one of the supporters, in an interview Saturday. “I think everyone in the conference would have voted for it,” added Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, another supporter.
Nevertheless, the Republican leadership did not allow the amendment to be considered. And that, Salmon, DeSantis, and other conservative Republicans believe, is a measure of the leadership’s uneasiness with continuing the legislative fight against Obamacare. Some Republicans — lawmakers who might have felt pressure to vote to defund Obamacare — believe privately that the fight is essentially over, and that the GOP should come to terms with the reality of national health care” –Byron York
Which is smarter? Walter, Jeff Dunham’s puppet? Or Joe Biden, buck ofama’s joker?
Why Wait for Democracy?
One after another, arguments that non-Western countries are not “ready” for democracy have been upended by experience.
When Arab societies rose up and toppled four dictators during 2011—in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya—people around the world joined in the celebration. Yet soon after the autocrats’ fall, a wave of apprehension washed over many in the policy and intellectual elite in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East itself. The warnings and reservations were variations on a theme: Arabs are not ready for democracy. They have no experience with it and don’t know how to make it work. Islam is inclined toward violence, intolerance, and authoritarian values. People will vote radical and Islamist parties into power, and the regimes that ultimately emerge will be theocracies or autocracies, not democracies.
The cultural argument has often morphed into a second set of concerns. This is not the right time to be pushing for democracy in the region, the complaint goes. Democratization in the Arab world could endanger the fragile peace between Israel and Arab states such as Egypt and Jordan. Or it could threaten American security partnerships in the war on terror. What restive Arab countries should be focusing on, and what the West should be encouraging, are political stability and economic development. Maybe someday, when they have a much larger middle class, democracy will be a safer, more viable option.
These doubts about the suitability of democracy for other peoples are far from new. From the era of Western colonial domination well into what became known as “the Third Wave” of global democratization (which began with the Portuguese Revolution in 1974), writers and policymakers questioned whether democracy could travel beyond the West. They not only questioned whether other cultures (and religions) could sustain democracy, but also whether it was in the West’s interest to have these other countries governed on the basis of elections that might mobilize the passions of the uneducated and poorly informed “masses.” Moreover, there was an empirical basis for this skepticism. Although democracy had emerged during the post–World War II era in a few developing countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, and Botswana, most of the newly decolonized states had fairly quickly settled into authoritarian patterns of governance. During the Cold War, many countries were, in effect, forced to choose between becoming a right-wing, often military autocracy backed by the West or a socialist one-party state, frequently born of violent revolution, backed by the Soviet Union and China.
Read it all HERE.
History has been rewritten as today in schools, nothing is said of what the US government did to citizens of Japanese ancestry at start of WWII. Sad really.
Well, seems mooch the queen and the fatass lady in the whitehouse (all the same) wanted to get on twitter and have people ask her questions. Hahahahha…that went well as the conservatives, the patriots, jumped on board!
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Wonder if this nut killed herself after this protest?