Friday, January 17, 2014

It's Friday night,

and life has called for the next couple of days, so I'm making a large data set available for closer examination.






































And the Lightbringer Obama says

"I will keep spying on you and sucking up your calls, but fear not! I'll have a THIRD PARTY store all the data. Doesn't that make it all better?"
 

No, you bastard, it doesn't.


More on this mess:
Of course I'm not going to give details on the meeting, except to say that it was candid and interesting. And that it's extremely freaky that Congress has such a difficult time getting information out of the NSA that they have to ask me. I really want oversight to work better in this country. 

Surreal part of setting up this meeting: I suggested that we hold this meeting in a SCIF, because they wanted me to talk about top secret documents that had not been made public. The problem is that I, as someone without a clearance, would not be allowed into the SCIF. So we had to have the meeting in a regular room.

Y'know, if Congress actually gave a rats ass about this and had any balls, this would be easy to deal with: "The NSA budget will be cut by half each time they refuse to give us information we ask for."

But that would require giving a damn(about privacy and the Constitution, not 'How can we use this for ourselves?' They very much care about that) and having balls. And for most of them...

What's Obama going to do in his 'pivot to Asia'? Wave his friggin' picture at them?

Three years after the Pentagon said it was de-emphasizing Europe in favor of the Asia-Pacific region, NavyAdm. Samuel J. Locklear III said this week that U.S. dominance has weakened in the shadow of a more aggressive China.

Chance of Obama even wanting to do something about it: just about zero.  He doesn't even WANT to catch the bastards who murdered our ambassador and three others and carried out the other attacks.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey in testimony on Oct. 10 said the Pentagon’s hands are tied because the groups involved are not covered by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The AUMF law allows U.S. attacks anywhere in the world only on al Qaeda and “associated forces.

“The individuals related in the Benghazi attack, those that we believe were either participants or leadership of it, are not ‘authorized use of military force,’ ” Gen. Dempsey told the House Armed Services Committee in his classified testimony during a closed hearing.


Guess the party!
State Representative Carlos Henriquez was sentenced to serve six months in Middlesex County House of Correction today after he was convicted of charges that he choked and punched an Arlington woman he was dating in July 2012.

A Cambridge District Court jury convicted Henriquez on two assault and battery charges, but acquitted Henriquez, a Dorchester Democrat, of a third assault and battery charge, one count of intimidation of a witness, and one count of larceny under $250.


Rachel Maddow is a bigot and a liar.  But that's not really news, is it?


Ah, communism, there's always idiots who'll think you're just wonderful.


Another illegal mayor goes to jail.  For a offense involving a gun.


Ah yes, wonderful low-crime gun-free Britain.  At least if you believe their cooked numbers.
The gold-standard "national statistics" status has been withdrawn from police recorded crime figures following repeated allegations that some of the quarterly published figures have been subject to "a degree of fiddling".

The UK Statistics Authority said it had taken the decision as a result of "accumulating evidence" that the underlying data on crimes recorded by the police may be unreliable.

It follows high-profile concerns over the integrity of the police crime figures raised by the Commons home affairs and public administration select committees. Her Majesty's chief inspector of constabulary, Tom Winsor, who is to report later this year on the issue, has said he expects to find "a degree of fiddling, some of it owing to dishonesty" among the 43 police forces in England and Wales. Winsor, however, has ruled out "institutional corruption" behind the inaccurate recording of crime by the police.
Oh, no, couldn't POSSIBLY be institutional...
The allegations have included claims that the Metropolitan police have understated sexual offences by as much as 25%. MPs have heard allegations that fiddling techniques have included downgrading offences to less serious crimes or persuading victims not to make a complaint, while in some cases crimes were only recorded if they were solved. Other incidents were kept completely off the books if an offender could not be traced, they have been told.
No, nothing institutional about that, noooo....






Oh, the enviroweenies must hate this guy with great passion

While Gov. Deval Patrick and others painted a dire picture of what global warming might do to us, others are more skeptical.

MIT Professor Richard Lindzen is a leading international expert on climate change.
“The changes that have occurred due to global warning are too small to account for,” he told WBZ-TV. “It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with where we live.”

Lindzen endorses sensible preparedness and environmental protection, but sees what he terms “catastrophism” in the climate change horror stories.

“Global warming, climate change, all these things are just a dream come true for politicians. The opportunities for taxation, for policies, for control, for crony capitalism are just immense, you can see their eyes bulge,” he says.
It also causes them to long for the powers of a communist dictatorship.  Because that'll work with THEM leading it.


You may have heard that Sen. Jim Moran(Douche-VA) is retiring.  Someone put together a list of some of his past hits.  Includes assault, domestic violence, insider trading, vote fraud and other goodies.

But he was a reliable vote for The Party, so all was forgiven.


Yes, we know where the buck stops; nice to have it official.


Something I just cannot really understand: why would Jews want to downplay, minimize, put blame on, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?


One more Hollyweenie heard from, and he's another gun-bigot idiot.
Weinstein said the film is not a documentary and will be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’” The Hollywood heavyweight was clear that he wants to scare people enough so that they don’t want to be involved with guns.

When Stern challenged his anti-gun logic, Weinstein argued that he would “find a gun” if something like the Holocaust were to happen and his “people” were being marched into Auschwitz.

However, as the Washington Times’ Emily Miller points out: “Mr. Weinstein has been watching too many movies if he thinks the good guys find fully-loaded firearms in convenient locations to use only when necessary.”
WHERE you gonna find it, stupid?  And will you have any damned idea how to use it?
He's got no idea, and 'No'.  But you can't argue with these fools.


Short version: officer screwed up and shot someone she shouldn't have.  Got fired, being sued.  Now Ron Pinkston, Dallas Police Association president, gave city leaders hundreds of letters penned by officers Tuesday, reported KXAS-TV in Dallas, adding that many indicate cops are worried about losing their jobs if they’re put in a similar position.
Cry me a friggin' river.  You don't want to be held to the standards for use of deadly force?  Turn in the badge.







Some things Mexico better get through its head:

First, if you cannot or will not protect these people, they'll start doing the job themselves(as is their right).  Whether the politicians or bureaucrats like it or not.

Second,
Farmers locked arms with vigilantes to block the dusty two-lane road leading here. The soldiers demanded to be let in; people begged them to leave. Tempers flared, and rocks were thrown. The soldiers fired into the air, and then, residents said, into a crowd. At least two people were killed on Tuesday, officials and residents said.

“He was just a farmer, and now he died for a cause,” one resident, Luis S├ínchez, said of Mario Torres, 48, a lime picker who was not part of the vigilante group but was among the two buried on Wednesday as mourners cried out against the government and the soldiers.
Do you actually think shooting these people will make them HAPPY to see you?  Will make them MORE likely to do what you want?  How effing stupid are you?

Third, they're protecting themselves, their neighbors, their homes, from rapists and torturers and murderers and slavers; you think the're going to scare easy at this point?

In one of these towns the vigilantes are led by a community doctor, pushed toward his activism after seeing young girls brought to him after being kidnapped and raped by cartel members. He took a dim view of the Army’s efforts, telling Fusion’s reporter, “They don’t come here to dismantle criminal organizations. Their only mission is to protect federal roads.”
When more and more people see the government and army as just another cartel, you've got possibly more trouble than you'd dreamed of.  And telling the peasants to shut up and behave ain't gonna cut it.

And yeah, I'd bet there are people in our .gov looking at this and sweating.




Thursday, January 16, 2014

Among the reasons I refer to Maryland authorities as the Staasi

is garbage like this:
Ten minutes later he’s back, and he wants John out of the Expedition. Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”

“At home in my safe,” John answers.

“Don’t move,” says the officer.

Now he’s at the passenger’s window. “Your husband owns a gun,” he says. “Where is it?”
Which leads to another demonstration of "Do not talk to the Staasipolice", though it probably didn't matter: asshole with badge would've found SOMETHING to claim gave him the privilege of searching the car and so forth.

Of course, John couldn’t show him what didn’t exist, but Kally’s failure to corroborate John’s account, the officer would tell them later, was the probable cause that allowed him to summon backup — three marked cars joined the lineup along the I-95 shoulder — and empty the Expedition of riders, luggage, Christmas gifts, laundry bags; to pat down Kally and Yianni; to explore the engine compartment and probe inside door panels; and to separate and isolate the Filippidises in the back seats of the patrol cars.

Ninety minutes later, or maybe it was two hours — “It felt like forever,” Kally says — no weapon found and their possessions repacked, the episode ended ... with the officer writing out a warning.
A warning. 
A WARNING.  Because 'The must be some official paperwork to account for our time!'.

I have to note I've heard of this same kind of crap before from people with Oklahoma or Texas plates travelling through the PROM, Massachusetts as well:
"Where's the guns?"
"I don't have any guns."
"You assholes from Texas and Oklahoma always have a gun, so where is it?"

I repeat, you could not pay men enough to live there, and despite the sites of historical interest I'll never put a penny into the purse of those Dark and Fascist States.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A: Sean Penn is a nasty little bastard

B: He's a sorry little hypocrite.  Going out with a hypocrite.
C: Those are some good questions:
Penn is another story altogether. Aside from the fact that, as a zealous “progressive” he has supported outright communist tyrants (which should hardly be a surprise coming from someone who advocates conservatives being committed to mental institutions by executive order), this is a guy who obtained an almost-impossible-to-get (for “ordinary people”) concealed carry permit -- resulting in his allowing more weapons to be “put on the streets” in gun-hating in Berkeley, of all places. And while government enforcers in New Orleans were busy neutralizing the dreaded Konie menace in her own home, Penn was reportedly free to walk the streets open-carrying a shotgun.

What Penn is even doing with guns in the first place is a mystery, if the reports are true that when partnered with Madonna, he tied her to a chair and beat her up with a baseball bat.

The Lautenberg amendment prohibition on gun ownership applies to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, and according to the New York Daily News, “Penn was also charged with felony domestic assault during his marriage to Madonna. He pleaded to a misdemeanor.”

Was that report in a major metropolitan newspaper accurate, and if so, is Penn a prohibited person, or have his legally-recognized gun rights been restored? How? Those would seem to be fair questions to explore.
Ah, but he's one of the more-equal pigs, so the commoners' rules don't apply to him.


Speaking of more-equal pigs, it was a year ago that David Gregory violated DC gun laws and got away with it.  Because screwing honest citizens is fine, but journalists of reliable lefty views are not to be troubled by things like the law.


Another academic who says if you're in the tea party, or sympathetic to it,
“You can see gradations of the ‘polarized mind’ at work in virtually all destructive political movements from Nazi Germany to Maoist China to our very own Tea Party. In fact, it is the pervasive malady of the 20 and 21st Centuries,” says Schneider.
Yep.  We're National Socialists according to these idiots.
And if we criticize them for this crap, it means we're anti-intellectual, I'm sure.


Attention Sen. Ryan: you suck, and we won't forget what you've done/are doing.


Man, the UN really has a love for communist dictatorships, does it not?
Figueres added that the deep partisan divide in the U.S. Congress is “very detrimental” to passing any sort of legislation to fight global warming. The Chinese Communist Party, on the other hand, can push key policies and reforms all on its own. The country’s national legislature largely enforces the decisions made by the party’s Central Committee and other executive offices.
You can almost hear her drooling at the thought of being able to dictate to the commoners, can't you?  And what's another 20 or 30 or 40-million dead when it's for the cause, right?


Just maybe he got the idea this wasn't real smart...(language warning)




First, I want to know the whole story

about this before making a statement other than 'If the troopers did screw the pooch this badly, they need their ass handed to them.'

Second, far as I know every OHP unit has a camera; I think there's a mike on the officer as well.  So where's the recordings right now?


So which do Democrats hate most: self-defense in general, or

self-defenders being protected from being sued?
In HB 179 proposed today by Rep. Deborah Dixon (D-District 63)  the protection citizens have when defending themselves anywhere other than within 30 feet of their home would be removed.

In her bill she proposes the protections of criminal liability provided in Mississippi’s Castle Doctrine ”not be extended to any person who, in the act of resisting the commission of a felony upon him or within his dwelling, kills the aggressor outside of the immediate premises thereof. ”


Attention Bill Keller:

Fuck you.
With a splintery old shovel handle.
You control-freak bastards don't have the power to tell someone "You can't have that treatment"; I know you're trying, but you don't.

I wonder if these bastards have considered that, sooner or later, they tell someone "You/Your wife/husband/sister/brother/child/spouse cannot have that treatment, it's not cost-effective enough", and someone will take it personally?  Very harshly permanently.  Bureaucrats decorating trees/lampposts/rafters is a distinct possibility.

More here:
The Orwellian ramifications of Blow’s worries over an aging population are vast. If individuals are only worthy of membership in society if they are able bodied, where does the line get drawn? If life-extending treatments become verboten, lest society be burdened with what Blow seems to believe are useless individuals, would the physically and mentally infirm also be denied life-saving treatments? While eugenics is often seen as part of the past, one cannot forget the legacy that those who championed its use carry in our modern world. The mother of what is now Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was outspoken in her support of eugenicist policies. In her 1920 book Sanger argued that “birth control is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit [and] of preventing the birth of defectives.” Those questioning how effective Sanger’s campaign to weed out the unfit has been can look at the latest data on abortion rates for fetuses who test positive for Down Syndrome (studies place the number at over 90 percent).
'Physically and mentally infirm', where have we heard that before...  Oh yeah
"Hey, this defective will cost THIS MANY marks!  That money comes from YOU, citizen!"


'Because Democrats CARE(to screw people over at any opportunity)!'


The NSA is all butthurt that we're pissed at them.  Really?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

One of the people the cops anally raped in New Mexico

got a settlement.

Not enough.

Not NEARLY enough.

Have the officers been fired?  Been charged?  Have the medical personnel involved been fired or charged?  Why the hell NOT?

Until they've been fired for this, and charged, and the settlement at least partially taken out of their pockets, it's not nearly enough.

Why You're Not Officer Friendly Anymore(Reason #237)

Equipped with handcuffs, walkie-talkies and fake badges, Manning and Engel planned to disguise themselves as federal marshals arresting the victim on a warrant, according to the charges. Once they had the businessman in their car, they planned to take him to a Northwest Side storefront they dubbed “Club Med,” which had been outfitted with restraints, an industrial sink and other equipment for carrying out the murder, prosecutors allege.

The planned torture included genital mutilation, which Engel reportedly described as like "slicing a banana split." The details come from the latest court filing in the case.

As if that weren't enough: Vice reporter Rania Khalek spoke to Angel Perez, a filmmaker who alleges he was "was beaten and sodomized with a gun by Chicago police officers until he agreed to be a drug informant" back in October 2012. The reason for the alleged intimidation? Perez was working on a book and documentary about the Jon Burge torture scandal.


Another look at the mindset of the CSGV and other Laddites.  Ain't pretty, folks.


Something else to beat the communists and socialists with: their chosen ideology has a LOUSY record on Mother Gaia.
Sten Nilsson, a Swedish forest ecologist who was kicked out of East Germany in 1986 for his efforts at collecting data on the health of its forests, said in April 1990 that many forests were “dead, completely” and described the country as “on the verge of total ecological collapse.” The environmental policy of the communist government, according to then Environment Minister Karl-Hermann Steinberg in 1990, “was not only badly designed but didn’t exist.”
Perhaps nowhere suffered more grievous environmental harm than the town of Bitterfeld. Translated as “Bitterfield” in English, its name under the communist regime would prove apt. Pronounced by Der Spiegel as Europe’s dirtiest town, Greenpeace as well as government statistics suggested it may have been the filthiest in the entire world. Home to a variety of manufacturing facilities which spewed a witch’s brew of chemical and industrial byproducts into the air and water, Bitterfeld was nothing less than an environmental horror show.I remember the time after the wall came down, when West Germans started going into East Germany and coming back, and the horror stories they brought back.  And they WERE horrible; one of the costs the West (soon to be just)Germans were looking at was what it was going to take just to start cleaning up the mess Communism had made.


Well, isn't that a surprise:
The FBI is not planning to file criminal charges involving the Internal Revenue Service's extra scrutiny of the Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing law enforcement officials.
Obama's 'Justice Department' isn't going to charge Obama's IRS officials for breaking the law.  Real surprise there...


The NSA sucking up all those phone calls and so forth hasn't stopped a single attack; anybody think they'll stop violating us?


More on socialists vs. home-schooling.  They REALLY hate it.
“The institutional Left hates homeschooling, hates it with a remarkable intensity, even though homeschooling recently has come into vogue with a certain subset of Park Slope–style progressives. Robin West of Georgetown’s law school has written admiringly of the suppression of homeschooling and regimes under which “parents who did so were criminals.” She writes that homeschoolers are dangerous precisely because of the fact that, far from being docile sheep, homeschoolers are as adults more likely to be politically engaged, which Professor West worries might “undermine, limit, or destroy state functions that interfere with family and parental rights.” For good measure, she notes that many homeschoolers were enthusiastic about George W. Bush in 2000 — quelle horreur. Many others on the left argue that homeschooling should be either banned outright or effectively regulated out of existence.”


And last, because I can't take much more of this, the level of idiocy here is just...
Edward Levine, a Kerry confidant who formerly worked on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lambasted the anti-terror mandate in a recent analysis for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
Requiring Iran to cease its terror activities against the United States could harm the negotiations over its contested nuclear program, according to Levine.

“This language would mean that if, say, Hezbollah were to explode a bomb outside a U.S. firm’s office in Beirut, the sanctions would go into effect (because Iran gives financial and other support to Hezbollah) even if Iran’s nuclear activities and negotiations were completely in good faith,” Levine wrote in his analysis. “So, once again, the goalposts are being moved.”


Having the proper meds for the infection is helping.  A LOT.  Hopefully I can soon get back to the range and have something to talk about other than the bastards trying to ruin us.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Among the things never to forget about Gunwalker:

The BATFEIEIO was not the only agency involved in this crap, and other crap.  And that other agencies were just as willing to see bodies pile up, so long as they could get what they wanted.
An investigation by major Mexican newspaper El Universal has concluded that the United States government worked with the Sinaloa cartel from 2000 and 2012 as part of a divide and conquer strategy. In exchange for intel on rival cartels, the U.S. government allegedly allowed the cartel to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs.
...
El Universal has published official court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official

DEA agent Manuel Castanon reportedly told the Chicago court that he met with Zambada-Niebla and two other people — DEA agent David Herrod and a cooperating source [Sinaloa lawyer Loya Castro] — for about 30 minutes in a Mexico City hotel room. Castanon said he had worked with them since 2005. 

“I did all of the talking on behalf of [the] DEA,” the DEA agent said, according to the court documents.
So here's some more people to be subpoenaed to testify before Congress.  And if the idiots running this have developed any brains and balls, they'll tell them flatly that they WILL be charged if they lie.  And mean it.


Also down in Mexico, another area where the locals are tired of this shit:
On Monday, hundreds of vigilantes stormed Paracuaro, Michoacan, where the Knights Templar had set up their headquarters, in order to seize the town back from the cartel.

The .gov reaction? 'bout what you'd expect:
In response to the vigilantes' takeover of Paracauro, the Michaocan governor told press that the police will begin attempting to "eradicate" the vigilante groups.
Well, Governor, I think that might be a wee bit more difficult than you're hoping.  And you won't like the result of trying.


You know Insty's line about 'Sending a kid to public school may be a form of child abuse'?  Schools like this, damn right it is.

And between the union and the fact that the sorry bitch responsible for it is black, the chances of anything actually being done are about zero.*

And that's about all I'm up for tonight.  I home to go unconscious shortly and actually stay that way tonight.



*If anyone finds that offensive, tough shit.  We have a black female principal in NYEffingCity and a teachers union that's proven it's all about power and money.  Expecting that city to actually do anything is like expecting Obama to do something about Eric Holder.


I think I said to listen for 'WARNING SHOTS LAW!!' screaming

from the Usual Suspects™ the other day; they didn't disappoint.

Chicken Little was a freakin' mountain of calm and reason compared to these people.

.380 vs. 9mm

Not as much difference as I'd thought.  And yeah, two things that always have to be remembered:
A: .380 may be a choice for someone for real reason, and
B: ANY gun beats no gun.


No, no problem with vote fraud....
You’d think more media outlets would have been interested, because the sloppiness revealed in the DOI report is mind-boggling. Young undercover agents were able to vote using the names of people three times their age, people who in fact were dead. In one example, a 24-year female agent gave the name of  someone who had died in 2012 at age 87; the workers at the Manhattan polling site gave her a ballot, no questions asked. Even the two cases where poll workers turned away an investigator raise eyebrows. In the first case, a poll worker on Staten Island walked outside with the undercover investigator who had just been refused a ballot; the “voter” was advised to go to the polling place near where he used to live and “play dumb” in order to vote. In the second case, the investigator was stopped from voting only because the felon whose name he was using was the son of the election official at the polling place.


Of COURSE she's got an enemies list.  Anybody surprised by this hasn't been paying attention.


Nirbheek, India's first gun for women
Looks like an update of the Webley, in .32 Long.
Comment in the article I have to say something about: But not all women believe carrying a handgun would help combat harassment on public transport daily. "There is nothing they can do to a woman with a gun that they cannot to one without," says Shalini Seth, a medical executive touring on most of the week days. "In rape, the threat is not so much to life and a weapon may not be helpful once a tormentor has prevailed on his prey," she says.
Ms. Seth, you've got the order wrong: the gun is to PREVENT the tormentor from prevailing.  As the saying goes "NOTHING says 'No' like a sucking chest wound. Or two." Put another way,




 If you hate Jews, but you're a black 9/11 truther, you get a really cleaned-up obituary.


This is being posted much later than my usual start of the day for reason other than laziness.  I got into the doctor's office today to learn that I was right: the nuisance-level whatever that screwed with me last week had indeed morphed into a sinus infection.

So I'm now loaded with sufficient antibiotics that I could probably have unsafe sex for the next two weeks with no worries*, and the anti-congestion stuff that actually works, but between the last week, the meds, and the lack of sleep**, I think I'm going to take the rest of the day off.

*except any kind of sex would require enthusiasm and movement, both in short supply right now.
And thank you again!, oh nannies who wish to save us from meth, for making asking for a friggin' decongestant THAT ACTUALLY WORKS is the equivalent of getting a scrip for morphine filled.  I hope every one of you "We have to save people!" bastards gets the same infection I've got  and you're only allowed the emasculated stuff you think is good enough for us.  FOAD, sonsabitches.

**You try sleeping when every little bit you try to breathe and another blob of stuff comes out your nose.  Or you start coughing and have to examine what you spit in the trash can to see if it contains any lung tissue.







Sunday, January 12, 2014

It was brought to my attention that it was a long time to the last data dump

from the previous.  Well, tough shit; way my head/throat has been cycling through pain, you're lucky I remembered to post anything.*

However, the party was correct; therefore I am throwing in another data set.































*I spent from yesterday evening to roughly noon today with it feeling like something was in my left sinus cavity trying to claw its way out.  Which really sucked.  So this is also a "The beast is dead, and I'm not!" post.

So the world- it was only in the religious context

the inhabitants ever called it Merovin- managed for itself, these hundred cities descended from humans too stubborn to quit the world when the human-sharrh treaty demanded the removal of the colony; descended from colonists clever enough to have hidden out from the search teams; and tough enough to have survived the Scouring which took out the tech.  The sharrh ignored Merovin's inhabitants thereafter.  (Though there were rumors that there were sharrh onworld who had not kept their side of the treaty.)  The uproar and the commotion died down; the human fugitives came out of the hills, rebuilt their ruins and begat offspring.  And twenty generations of descendants cursed them for absolute fools.
Second paragraph, Chapter one of Angel With The Sword.  Good book, as are the collaborations following.  Well worth finding.


Be prepared for the usual suspects to wail and cry about a 'Warning Shots' bill

in Florida.  It's not, but they'll call it that.
In fact, neither SB 448 nor HB 89 have any mention of “warning shots” whatever.  They are, in fact, really merely efforts to fix an apparent glitch in Florida’s current self-defense law framework (hence their overwhelming support).

A close reading of Florida’s various self-defense statutes — including 776.012 Defense of Persons, 776.013 Home Protection, and 776.031 Defense of Others, and 776.032 Immunity — can result in the interpretation that they address only the actual use of force against another, and not the mere threat of the use of such force.

This has resulted in cases where a person who has merely threatened the use of force — e.g, displaying a defensive firearm to an attacker — finds himself with less legal justification than if he had taken the next step of actually using that force–e.g., shooting their attacker.  The seeming result would be to encourage the use of deadly force, even in circumstances where the use of such force could have been avoided.
...
There have now been numerous Florida cases in which a well-intentioned defender fired a “warning shot” in self-defense, found himself charged with aggravated assault, convicted, and sentenced to a mandatory 20-year-sentence.  In many of these cases, there was clearly no intent to cause anyone harm, and the defender sincerely believed the firing of the “warning shot” was the best means of reducing the risk of violence to all involved.  It seems bizarre in such cases that the defender could have potentially avoided  legal liability entirely if they had instead elected to shoot and kill their attacker rather than fire a “warning shot.”

The parallel SB 448/HB 89 bills seek to correct this situation by stepping through each of Florida’s self-defense statutes and replacing each use of “use of force” with the phrase “use or threatened use of force”.

Note that this would cover ANY threatened use of force, ranging from mere verbal threats to — in theory — warning shots, although neither bill makes any effort to define “threatened force” nor references “warning shots” in particular. In particular, these bills DO NOT in any way “authorize” the firing of warning shots.
Which means MDA and MAIG and all the others will be sending out fundraising/scare the people letters saying it DOES say that.

I think this crap from the past week is trying Updated

to turn into a sinus infection.  In lieu of actually doing something informative, I give you 'Tiger fish catching bird'

followed by 'How to deal with world hunger(language warning)'




As my head no longer feels like something in my sinus is trying to dig out, I'll add some stuff.  For instance, speaking of Africa,
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has told how he used to practise witchcraft against white people.

Speaking in his native Zulu language at a pre-election rally in the country's rural north, he told a crowd of his voodoo past.

'I used to practise witchcraft around here, bewitching the Boers during apartheid', Zuma reportedly said.


The simplest way to describe the new DoJ 'school discipline' orders:  Eric Holder & Co. are a vile bunch of first-class racists.