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We now live in a world where Marco Rubio is a good guy

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The cops just stood there

Congregate Charlottesville Confronts Unite The Right 21

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — There was nothing haphazard about the violence that erupted today in this bucolic town in Virginia’s heartland. At about 10 a.m. today, at one of countless such confrontations, an angry mob of white supremacists formed a battle line across from a group of counter-protesters, many of them older and gray-haired, who had gathered… Continue Reading →

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Dear God, make it stop

Federal Judge Orders State Department to Search for Clinton’s Benghazi Emails

The 2016 election may be long over but the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails related to the 2012 Benghazi attack has been given fresh life—by a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled earlier this week that the State Department had not been sufficiently thorough when responding to Freedom… Continue Reading →

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So we have a few months before N. Korea can nuke us

EEUU propone sanciones que recortarían exportaciones norcoreanas

Stephanie Ruhle lead a discussion this morning on the new U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea — sanctions that got an angry response — and whether they’ll deter further missile testing. Ruhle asked David Rothkopf, former editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about the last missile test from North Korea could theoretically hit the United States.… Continue Reading →

Michigan bill lets gun owners carry without license

Walther Colt 1911

Isn’t that nice:

In June, Michigan’s Legislature passed a series of bills that permit lawful gun owners to carry concealed weapons under their clothing without requiring a license or training. These bills must still go through the State Senate before the Governor signs them, which might not happen.

If the bills pass, Michigan joins 14 other states permitting what has been dubbed “Constitutional Carry.”

Since 2001, Michigan has become more in favor of gun rights. The state has expanded access to concealed weapon permits.

According to nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center, which is focused on crime and guns research, gun laws are increasingly becoming more liberal. This usually begins with the right to carry a weapon, reducing/eliminating gun-free zones, expanded access to concealed gun permits and finally, abolishing training or licensing mandates.

Arguments in favor of the change suggest that reducing these requirements frees a citizen’s constitutional right from bureaucratic fees and training, according to the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, which is in favor of legislation.

Critics of the legislation, which includes several law enforcement groups, disagree, arguing that the new laws would shred basic gun safety measures including required training. Michigan State Police testified against the bill. The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, noted that although they agree with the right to carry, citizens must also act with responsibility, which would include licensing and training.

Police officers worry that the new law could result in more people with less training obtaining guns. This could result in accidents. Additionally, during a traffic stop, a computer check shows if the driver holds a concealed weapons permit but without the licensing requirement, the law enforcement officer would have no idea if a concealed weapon is present.

Defense attorney Patrick Barone noted, “statistics and research indicate that those taking the basic weapons training courses often have little prior knowledge of weapons. Carrying a concealed pistol is an awesome responsibility and those deciding to do so must learn the safest way to handle, use, store and transport their guns. Hopefully, most people making this choice will opt for sufficient training, even if it is no longer required under this new law.”

How did we miss this?

Dallas Handles the Opening Salvos of President Kennedy's Assassination

Wow:

Here is the first major revelation from the historic release of previously withheld government records on the JFK Assassination: the mayor of Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was killed in that city was a CIA asset.

We were alerted to this salient fact by retired military intelligence officer and author John Newman, who is conducting a thorough analysis of the long-secret documents.

At the time of the assassination, Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell, brother of one-time Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Charles P. Cabell, had been a CIA asset since 1956.

 

Scaramucci: ‘Reince is a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic’

The Mooch, after Matt Groening

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is definitely communicating. He called up the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza to vent. In the process, he told Lizza that “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” going on to say that he would be “fired very shortly.” Going off the rails completely, he continued: “The swamp will not… Continue Reading →

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