Who Would Win in a Fight, the Police State or the Second Amendment? Podcast of August 20, 2016 Show

Protesters Demonstrate During The Republican National Convention
TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 27: Law enforcement officers block a downtown street during a protest on August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The demonstration was being held just before of the start of the Republican’s nominating convention which will hold its first session on August 28. The convention was scheduled to start on August 27 but was pushed back one day as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to hit the Tampa area. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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See also:

Second Amendment Gap

Show tease: Divide & Conquer

The Orlando Agenda (propaganda report)

Today’s Wall Street Journal lays out our marching orders in the wake of Orlando:

The article…

After Orlando, a Long War
To stop future terrorist attacks, we need solutions from all sides: better security and surveillance at home, a vigorous fight abroad and the support of Muslim moderates everywhere

The author:

Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The marching orders…

(1) Disarm Americans

There is no reason why the American public should be able to purchase military-style semiautomatic weapons such as the AR-15, which has become a favorite of mass shooters.

(2) Create a class of precriminals who are not put in jail but have rights taken away without due process

Congress should, at a minimum, prevent suspects on terrorism watch lists from purchasing firearms legally

(3) Expand the police state

By all means, let’s follow the example of Israel and have more security guards and more metal detectors at the entrances of clubs and malls.

(4) Reduce freedom, increase surveillance

The fact that [the Orlando shooter] was able to work as a licensed security guard and to legally purchase firearms, despite having been investigated twice by the FBI for potential terrorist ties, suggests a fundamental breakdown in our safeguards….controversial counterterrorism programs need to be continued or revived…

(5) Escalate war in Syria

We will defeat Islamic State not simply by dropping more bombs or sending more troops, although we must do both.

Also, the author falsely asserts that libertarians object to FBI tactics through a misguided sense of freedom and an arbitrary attachment to fundamental rights…

The best bet to stop terrorists is to uncover their intentions in advance. The FBI has done just that since 2001 by sending undercover agents and informants to pose as would-be terrorists to prosecute suspects intent on turning violent. Such investigations have resulted in charges against nearly 90 Americans but have also sparked controversy, with civil libertarians accusing the FBI of entrapping innocent people.

The author is repeating the false meme that civil libertarians have pushed back on the FBI “hatching terrorist plots” (http://www.nytimes.com/…/terrorist-plots-helped-along-by-th…) because we object to their entrapping innocent people–that has never been the issue (for me anyway). The issue is that the FBI is actually manufacturing terrorism resulting in danger to the public (the WTC93 bombing was an FBI sting operation in which 6 died and many others were hurt https://monicaperezshow.com/…/the-clinton-bush-obama-co…/) and a misdirection of resources…

Stabbings v. Shootings

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Crime scene of Oklahoma Stabbings the morning after the crime
From the first day of the Ohio Shootings in April, the news has given them national press and continues to do so, yet from the first days of the Oklahoma Stabbings in July, the news has given them virtually no national press. (Have you even heard of them? Two teen boys killed both of their parents and three of their siblings, stabbing them dozens of times, leaving two more siblings alive, though one was seriously injured.) Are there strict orders to pump up shootings and not stabbings? Is something more sinister going on? Perhaps it’s simply that the gunman was (and still is) on the loose in Ohio, but even the pictures of the scenes seem fundamentally different: while Oklahoma has a closeness and poignant tragedy to it, with body bags (above), ambulances-in-no-hurry and visibly horrified investigators assessing bloodstains on the sidewalk, the Ohio Shootings seem to have none of that (below).

 

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Ohio Shootings crime scene on the day of the crime
I don’t know for sure why these two stories are treated so differently, but I would point out that one of them serves an agenda and the other doesn’t. In any case, I predict we will continue to hear little if anything about the Oklahoma Stabbings, but that there will be a Part II of the Ohio Shootings in which the public will be treated to a profile of the shooter that also promotes an agenda, whether simply to vilify one stereotype or another, to demonstrate the evil of guns or the reality of terrorism here at home–perhaps even domestic terrorism–whatever we are told, rest assured, it will be carefully spun by those telling the story. (One theme that is emerging is that this may have had to do with a pot operation–perhaps it will be used to continue to corporatize pot and refocus the drug war on heroin and perhaps subsidize the rehab industry…We shall see!)

Perhaps I’m jaded, but every time I hear of another mass shooting, I can’t help recalling the Mother Jones data set I spent some time on which shows that mass shootings have shot up a significant and statistically-curious amount under Obama–another fact which gets little press, though it did get some. Again, are the details of the events spun to pad the stats, or is there something more sinister–or at least more deceitful–happening? I’ve given up on trying to figure out what’s really going on, but I just can’t help wondering.

For more pictures of the Oklahoma crime scene, click here. For more pictures of the Ohio crime scene, click here. For more on the story of the Oklahoma Stabbings, click here. For more on the story of the Ohio Shootings, click here.

 

 

Rand Paul on the View Talking Gun Control

In answer to Whoopi’s question as to why anyone would ever need to own a semi-automatic weapon, I wish Rand had quoted Luby’s massacre survivor Suzanna Gratia-Hupp’s Congressional testimony in which she explains that in the LA riots where the police abandoned entire neighborhoods, at least one individual was on his store’s rooftop protecting his property with just such a weapon. Those weapons might not be necessary for hunting and they’re rarely used for murder, but they ARE great for defense, not only in use but as a deterrent: whose store are you going to rob, the one with the proprietor on the roof holding an AK-47 or the other one?

Crisis + Solution = "Common Sense" Gun Laws? Podcast of December 5, 2015 Show

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Above is a picture of the two suspects. I had seen another picture of the woman in which she looked westernized as in this one. Since then, however, all pictures show her looking scarier and scarier and more and more foreign. But the most disturbing picture I have seen so far–and be forewarned, it’s VERY disturbing–is a picture of the male suspect shot dead. The picture is disturbing not only because of the bloody gruesomeness of the scene, but also because the dead man’s hands and feet look to be bound. How could that be? If he was bound, why did they shoot him? If he was dead (and clearly he was killed with a headshot), why bind his hands and feet? Here is the picture if you want to see it. Again, be warned, it’s shocking. (It came from the UK Daily Mail, but I found it here.)
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* Note that at the end of the first hour, I fell for a canard…that people on the terrorist watchlist or no fly list should be denied the right to bear arms…thankfully I realized my mistake (and furthermore, was corrected by the next caller!) — those lists do not allow you the right to defend yourself and can therefore be used for political purposes. One always has to have one’s guard up, doesn’t one?! Here’s an article on the subject from a website I like…
Why People on the No-Fly List Should Be Able To Buy Guns, by Robert Farago
[UPDATE: I just saw a new article in the WSJ about denying gun rights to those on the no-fly list…this kind of coincidence–that an issue that is on the A-list agenda in the mainstream media is also the subject of a tricky call I get on the subject–makes my “troll-dar” ping!]
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Two great resources:
Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder & Suicide?, Harvard Law and Policy Review
More Guns, Less Crime, by John Lott (click image for details)

13-year-old shoots, kills would-be burglar
And don’t forget to dig more deeply into the origins of terrorism… https://monicaperezshow.com/2015/02/14/what-if-isis-isnt-what-it-appears-to-be/
(Here’s an article I referred to during the show that I also found interesting if not baffling: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309446/How-The-Blind-Sheik-1993-World-Trade-Center-bombing-grown-social-media-empire-prison.html)
What could possibly explain Newt tweeting about the California terrorist attack weeks before it actually happened?

Here’s the clip I played on the show…

Here’s another witness with the same story…

Crisis + Solution = “Common Sense” Gun Laws? Podcast of December 5, 2015 Show

Tashfeen_Malik_syed_farook1-150x150

Above is a picture of the two suspects. I had seen another picture of the woman in which she looked westernized as in this one. Since then, however, all pictures show her looking scarier and scarier and more and more foreign. But the most disturbing picture I have seen so far–and be forewarned, it’s VERY disturbing–is a picture of the male suspect shot dead. The picture is disturbing not only because of the bloody gruesomeness of the scene, but also because the dead man’s hands and feet look to be bound. How could that be? If he was bound, why did they shoot him? If he was dead (and clearly he was killed with a headshot), why bind his hands and feet? Here is the picture if you want to see it. Again, be warned, it’s shocking. (It came from the UK Daily Mail, but I found it here.)

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* Note that at the end of the first hour, I fell for a canard…that people on the terrorist watchlist or no fly list should be denied the right to bear arms…thankfully I realized my mistake (and furthermore, was corrected by the next caller!) — those lists do not allow you the right to defend yourself and can therefore be used for political purposes. One always has to have one’s guard up, doesn’t one?! Here’s an article on the subject from a website I like…

Why People on the No-Fly List Should Be Able To Buy Guns, by Robert Farago

[UPDATE: I just saw a new article in the WSJ about denying gun rights to those on the no-fly list…this kind of coincidence–that an issue that is on the A-list agenda in the mainstream media is also the subject of a tricky call I get on the subject–makes my “troll-dar” ping!]

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Hour 3

Two great resources:

Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder & Suicide?, Harvard Law and Policy Review

More Guns, Less Crime, by John Lott (click image for details)

13-year-old shoots, kills would-be burglar

And don’t forget to dig more deeply into the origins of terrorism… https://monicaperezshow.com/2015/02/14/what-if-isis-isnt-what-it-appears-to-be/

(Here’s an article I referred to during the show that I also found interesting if not baffling: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309446/How-The-Blind-Sheik-1993-World-Trade-Center-bombing-grown-social-media-empire-prison.html)

What could possibly explain Newt tweeting about the California terrorist attack weeks before it actually happened?

Here’s the clip I played on the show…

Here’s another witness with the same story…

Short, moving clip in remembrance of the Luby's Massacre October 16, 1991

huppThis clip of Luby’s Massacre survivor Suzanna Gratia Hupp testifying before Congress always chokes me up. Boy, does this chick nail it.

The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. And I know I’m not going to make very many friends saying this, but it’s about our rights–all of our rights–to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.

Chuck Schumer does not look amused.

Short, moving clip in remembrance of the Luby’s Massacre October 16, 1991

huppThis clip of Luby’s Massacre survivor Suzanna Gratia Hupp testifying before Congress always chokes me up. Boy, does this chick nail it.

The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. And I know I’m not going to make very many friends saying this, but it’s about our rights–all of our rights–to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.

Chuck Schumer does not look amused.

Hot Links! (and I’m not talking BBQ!)

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This third shooting in the south recently is just too much for me to ignore, therefore, I’m going to change my plan and talk about this and a lot more tomorrow. During the show I’m going to make references people will want to check out, so here are links that will come in handy…

Earlier that same day, Obama says his one regret is not getting our guns but says he’s not giving up yet (h/t American Everyman)

Wesley Clark calls to “segregate…disloyal Americans…for the duration of the conflict.”

What is Operation Gladio?

What is Operation Mockingbird?

Terrorist Plots are often FBI Sting Operations:
Fox News
New York Times
World Trade Center Bombing ’93

ISIS IS US? and More to ISIS than meets the Eye and FOXNews reports ISIS video very fake

Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Perpetrated by REBELS Not the Government

Using “covert means” against Iran for “crisis initiation” and “war”

CIA Chief Graham Fuller radicalizes Islam against Afghanistan, Russia & China using Dagestan & Chechnya…oh, and his daughter, fka Samanth Fuller Tsarnaev, was married to the Boston Marathon Bombers’ Uncle Ruslan…

Report from Iron Mountain (pdf)…discusses euphemized forms of slavery to control the population, creating internal enemies of minorities or other groups to keep the mainstream afraid and suggests the necessity of blood sacrifice to direct policy.

Strange details about…
Charleston
Chattanooga
Lafayette
Noah Posner (Sandy Hook victim AND Pakistani School Massacre victim!)

Lafayette shooting occurs at 7:30PM CT Thursday July 23…that’s 8:30PM ET…At 9:20PM ET Thursday July 23 New York Times reporter Liam Stack tweets a story on the incident, reporting that President Obama had been briefed on the incident en route to Africa. How did this reporter and President Obama’s advisors know w/in under an hour that this story would be national news. There are 11,000 gun homicides a year in the US…that’s 30 a day. Was Obama briefed on Todd West within an hour of his second (of seven) killings?