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      by Published on 04-17-2014 09:49 PM

      "We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it."

      Yes We Can!
      Second Amendment and gun-rights activists loudly objected to New York’s legislative mandate that they register all “assault weapons” by Tuesday.

      “Nobody is going to comply with this,” Tim Swedenhjelm told the Buffalo News of the looming SAFE Act provision deadline. “We don’t call them ‘assault rifles’ because they’re not ‘assault rifles.’ Assault rifles are automatic weapons. These are not automatic weapons. When I hear politicians call them assault rifles, you know they don’t know what they’re talking about.”

      Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard told the News that he would not require his deputies to enforce the requirement.

      “I am not encouraging them to do it,” he said. “At the same time, their own consciences should be their guide.”
      [....]
      “There’s a lot of hyperbole and misinformation floating around,” New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s executive director, Leah Gunn Barrett, stated. “People who owned these weapons before Jan. 15, 2013, can keep them. All they need to do is register them. It is painless, easy and costs nothing.”

      But gun-rights proponents scoffed at such reasoning.

      “We believe the law is not just, it is not the government’s business,” said Lisa Donovan, spokeswoman for NY2A, or the New York 2nd Amendment Coalition. “Registration is confiscation.”

      Plenty of others agree.

      “They have been shredding the Constitution for years,” said tea party activist Rus Thompson, who led a rally of about 70 protesters in front of Buffalo’s Mahoney State Office Building.
      Full story: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/04/...n-forms-112883
      by Published on 04-17-2014 07:46 PM

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...ovement-rising
      "Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine

      The label of “fringe” is a common one used by statists, bureaucrats and paid shills in order to marginalize those who would stand against government corruption. The primary assertion being sold is that the “majority” joyously supports the establishment; and the majority, of course, is always right.

      The liberty movement, which is a collection of numerous freedom organizations and political activists brought together by a shared philosophical bond, has been accused of “fringe” status for quite some time. With corporatist dominance over the mainstream media for decades backing an elitist machine in Washington and a global banking cartel footing the bill with money created from thin air, any such accusation can be made to seem “real” to those who are unaware.

      The problem has always been a matter of physical action giving rise to an acknowledgment of numbers.
      [...]
      The liberty movement has just experienced one of its first great moments of realization and empowerment in Clark County, Nev., and millions of past naysayers have been shell-shocked.

      I covered my views in detail on the Bundy Ranch saga in Nevada in my article “Real Americans Are Ready To Snap,” amid the usual choir of disinformation agents and nihilists desperate to convince Web audiences that the liberty movement would do nothing to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s militant assault on Cliven Bundy’s cattle farm. [...]

      The statists and socialists were certainly out in force to misrepresent the Bundy issue and frighten anyone who might consider taking a stand for the family. The Southern Poverty Law Center, not surprisingly, was hard at work spreading lies and disinformation about the confrontation in Nevada, painting a picture of fractured patriot groups and militiamen with “little training” going to face unstoppable Federal BLM agents and likely “ending up dead.” The SPLC insinuated that the movement was ineffective and in over its head.

      The reality was much the opposite. Liberty groups arrived in droves and were staunchly unified — not by a centralized leadership, but in defense of the basic moral principles outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Sources on the ground at the Bundy ranching operation relayed to me that at least 1,000 activists and militia members arrived over the weekend, with many more on the way. This one event proved certain points:
      • The liberty movement is not afraid to put itself in harm’s way for the right cause — even if this means facing off against highly armed government thugs.
      • The liberty movement has the ability to field a response team or even an army anywhere in the country at any time within a couple of days.
      • The liberty movement has the ability to change the course of events, even to the point of removing Federal agents from a region who are acting in an unConstitutional manner.
      • The Federal government is not invincible, nor is it unfazed by liberty movement opposition. They worry about our strength and ability.

      Over the past weekend, we witnessed the true influence of the liberty movement. As thousands of activists and militia arrived in the area, the BLM finally began to understand what it was facing. The government agency that has been terrorized farming communities throughout the West for years, the agency armed with military-grade weaponry and hundreds of agents, ran away, as freedom fighters descended on the region.
      [...]
      Statists are indignant and furious over the surrender of the BLM. The same people who boasted that liberty activists would be slaughtered by Fed agents are now frothing at the mouth because they did not get their massacre. Not only that, but the bureaucracy they worship has shown itself to be impotent in the face of Constitutional champions. All I can say is nothing puts a bigger grin on my face than to see statists cry like babies when their delusions of grandeur are trampled on.

      This was a major victory for the liberty movement. But let’s be clear; the fight is just beginning...
      Great piece. Lots more at the link.
      by Published on 04-17-2014 04:26 PM

      This filmmaker's got guts:

      "The BLM has selective management... the BLM has property all along the the border. My contention is, the Bundys will start paying a fee, when they start taking a fee from the cartels, to use that property to bring drugs into this country. BECAUSE I never see the M-16s down on the border, stopping the drugs and the terrorists, and the day laborers coming through on BLM property. It's an open door, but they(BLM) are going to point their M-16s at our faces to save some turtles and collect a fee? It's a much bigger story than anyone is giving it... FOX was the only truck in that parking lot and it's disgusting, because the entire country should know what's going on. "
      http://www.westernjournalism.com/foo...Ji1DZrCGUi0.01

      Dennis Michael Lynch's online magazine:
      http://www.dmldaily.com/
      by Published on 04-17-2014 04:25 PM
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      This is generally what happens when you walk over Americans' freedom...

      Despite reported efforts to silence conservative viewpoints, social media sites like Facebook remain the most accessible forum through which the public can express its views. Developments regarding the Bundy Ranch situation, for instance, have been shared extensively by users despite the fact that many mainstream media sources have largely ignored the story.

      Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, who some reports suggest has a financial interest in the Bureau of Land Management’s action against the Bundys, recently indicated that the situation is “not over,” leading many to prepare for a federal raid on the historic ranch. In response to the announcement, patriots on Facebook proved they are not ...
      by Published on 04-17-2014 03:32 PM

      Daniel R. DePetris
      04/17/2014 3:37 pm EDT

      Senator Rand Paul wants to set the record straight on an issue that the foreign policy community in Washington considers one of the biggest priorities on its docket: the Iranian nuclear program. He is not... repeat, not... for containment of Iran. But by the same token, that doesn't mean that the United States should forget about containment as an option.

      To be against a 'we will never contain Iran' resolution is not the same as being for containment of a nuclear Iran. Rather, it means that foreign policy is complicated and doesn't fit neatly within a bumper sticker, headline or tweet. Those who reduce it to such do a disservice to their reporting and, potentially, to the security of our nation.
      For foreign policy realists everywhere, this is a principled and logical stand to take. No president should ever take an option off the table when dealing with such an important issue of such global proportions -- especially as monumental as nuclear proliferation.

      Yet unfortunately for Paul, even saying the word containment in the same sentence as Iran is a politically dangerous position for a politician in Washington to have -- particularly when that same politician is widely expected to take a stab at being a presidential nominee in 2016.
      ...
      read more:
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel...b_5161671.html
      by Published on 04-17-2014 02:27 PM

      Thursday on 'Hannity'

      Sen. Rand Paul weighs in on the Ukraine crisis and Nevada ranch standoff. Plus why Todd Starnes believes he was censored by Facebook. And Sean chats with comedian Terry Fator
      http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/index.html
      by Published on 04-17-2014 12:40 PM

      Embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner last year discussed working with the Justice Department to prosecute nonprofit organizations that she felt had "lied" about their political activities, according to new documents released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch about the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

      The new documents show Lerner's communications with Justice within days of publicly acknowledging that the Internal Revenue Service was singling out tea party, conservative, and religious groups.

      They also indicate that the targeting may have reached further into the Obama White House despite Lerner's original assertions that it was all based out of the agency's Cincinnati field office.

      In a May 8 email, for instance, Lerner said that she had received a call from Richard Pilger, director of the elections crimes unit at Justice.

      Pilger asked whether the IRS could help the department "piece together false statement cases about applicants who 'lied'" on a particular IRS form, "saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures.


      Full story: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jus..._code=fjeuhogr
      by Published on 04-17-2014 11:37 AM

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/...ma_786961.html

      Over two dozen widows in Alabama were dropped from their health care plans due to Obamacare, WHNT reports:


      "More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year. And now one commissioner says it's time to give it back to them. The change was sparked by the new federal health care law, but whether or not coverage can actually be restored really isn't clear," said the anchor.

      Says the reporter, "Madison county commissioner Roger Jones says no one realized just how much the new federal health care law would change things, especially for the spouses of some of his former employees."

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