One school shooting you WON’T see on the national stage or in the media.

The best way to deal with a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.

http://bearingarms.com/good-guy-with-a-gun-armed-school-officer-stopped-arapahoe/

 

So why won’t the media give praise to this officer, when they are more than willing to condemn gun owners for one persons actions when it isn’t stopped quickly?

Smoking cannabis in bars?

Well here is a fun topic to play with.

According to KATU News the Washington State Legislature has a proposal to legalize smoking cannabis in areas governed by a liquor license.

Lets think about all of the different directions that this can take.

There are a ton of positions that an individual can stand on, along with internal rips.

Here is a substance that appears to not have carcinogenic concerns, not physically addictive, is legal within the state for adults…

Is this an issue of liberty, state rights, health, state revenue, business rights, parental rights, or something that I have not thought of yet?

 

Is the state looking to do this to put business back in the bar to help with the losses from the liquor not being sold by state run stores? Could it be so that cannabis has an even stronger sales base from which they generate revenues for the state coffers?

 

Personally, I am pro-cannabis and pro-liberty, but I have to stand against this idea.

How much second hand smoke does it take to cause someone to fail a UA?

I know that I would be pissed if I lost my job because I spent too long in a bar with people smoking pot in close proximity. I remember sweating bullets when I saw Pink Floyd in RFK Stadium and the place was all a buzz so to speak. I did not smoke it myself, but only because I had an Army physical the Monday after the show.

It is great to have rights and privileges, but we cannot infringe on other’s rights in the process of enjoying ours.

 

Here is a notice form the Liquor Control Board on the proposal:

http://www.liq.wa.gov/publications/rules/2013%20Proposed%20Rules/Notice_to_stakeholders_13-20_mj_consumption_in_public_CR_102.pdf

 

I hope that it stays up, the page from KATU and KOMO have been pulled down.

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Wash-state-mulls-proposal-to-legalize-marijuana-smoking-in-bars-235455971.html

 

stealing the text, just in case. This writing does belong to Noah Bond and the KOMO Staff.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A proposal to legalize marijuana use in bars could drastically change night life in Washington state.

The state Liquor Control Board discussed the issue Wednesday morning in Olympia and is taking public comment on the proposal.

The mood inside the meeting was somber and slightly contentious. One man spoke up when he should not have to make a statement – but was met with flat stares by members on the board.

Marijuana use could become more commonplace in Washington if the board decides to allow marijuana consumption in bars licensed to sell liquor.

Currently, state law prohibits smoking marijuana in public view – but that could change under a proposed revision to Washington state code made last October. The proposal would allow anyone the right consume any type of marijuana in a liquor-licensed business.

The revision was proposed since some bars are already letting customers smoke pot. And many people are OK with the idea.

“My biggest issue with marijuana is with kids being exposed to it. And if it’s in bars and stuff and can be monitored legally, you know, maybe that’s the best way to go,” says Randy Reeves of Olympia.

But not everyone is supportive.

“I like going into a bar and not having cigarette smoke, and I don’t want to get into a bar and smell marijuana,” says Suzy Scuderi of Olympia.

Marijuana consumption in bars could be commonplace as early as late January if the rule change gets the green light.

Wednesday is the deadline for Washington state residents to comment on the proposal.

 

Why must someone be prosecuted?

We see too much gun violence thanks to the media’s drive for these stories…

They make good ratings, what will they do when people stop getting shot? Oh wait, people will always be shot or killed in some fashion since people are unable to respect the rights of others.

Before I start, I am sorry that a young woman lost her life, and the hell her family and friends are suffering…

We have another case where the community wants the white guy prosecuted for the death of a non-white.

 

  • Why was the 19 year old out and about at 3:40am?
  • Was this girl one of the only teens without a cell phone?
  • can a citizen racially profile, or is that just a legal term that deals with law enforcement/security/TSA?
  • Common sense tells us that we do not approach houses in the middle of the night (especially in rougher areas).
  • What was her blood alcohol content?

The shooter says that he did not see her face and if that is true… then it is hard for it to be racially motivated.

There were claims that she was shot while leaving the porch, which is false per the police statement.

 

So where does that leave us, other than having a dead woman?

Was the homeowner within his rights? We don’t know, as it is too soon to tell.

Was she pounding on his door, giving him the belief that she was trying to break the door down? At that time of the night, a sleeping person could think so. Since he lived alone, he wasn’t expecting anyone.

Should he be charged? Again, it is too soon to tell. With what little I have in front of me, I am inclined to say no.

I do not see anything compelling me to believe that a crime has been committed. I also do not know if this is a rough area or not as I have not been there. Perhaps one of our readers can shed some light on this for us.

 

Nullification Lives On

The Michigan House of Representatives unanimously voted in favor of House bill 5768. A bill which states that no state employee can assist in any way with the federal government carrying out actions pursuant to section 1021 of the national defense authorization act. An act which authorizes the federal government to detain indefinitely and without cause anyone. The 2012 NDAA reeks of McCarty era politics, now states are standing up and saying NO we are not going back to that dark time.

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/12/ndaa-nullification-bill-passes-michigan-house-107-0/

Should the federal government be allowed to bypass all due process in pursuit of their assumed enemy?

Are the states right to fight back against this act that would give the federal government absolute authority in detaining citizens?

Government Oppression

At what point does our government slip from a republic to a police state?

There is an argument that during the Bush years it had slid to more of a monarchy (yes, even with Congress in place.)

So where does this question come from? Well this week we had the protest at the Walmart distribution center where the local police brought out an LRAD (Long Range Audio Device) and it was used as a threat against the protesters. LRAD are deployed on cruise and merchant ships to repel pirates. They will damage the ears and make you physically ill. It is my understanding that they can be fatal if used incorrectly (or perhaps I should say in a manner not for crowd dispersing).

While I was reading more about the LRAD, I found that the Chicago police have one and threatened to use it at the G-8/NATO meeting protest. The Pittsburgh police have one and they actually did deploy it against citizens that were protesting the G-20 meeting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV88Ndffr1c You can hear what it sounds like there.  This over-reaction has resulted in lawsuit over the hearing damage to bystanders. LRAD have been provided all over the country for use against citizens.  http://www.infowars.com/lrad-sonic-weapons-to-be-deployed-throughout-america-for-crises/

I also discovered a military field manual that was disturbing as a vet, and a citizen.

http://info.publicintelligence.net/USAMPS-CivilDisturbanceOps.pdf

I still have to finish reading this manual, but to this point, I have to wonder where our government is going.

Before you start the Obama bashing, this manual was put into place in 2006, during Baby Bush’s reign. Of course some blame is to be had, but not stopping it after taking office.

We are seeing the pendulum swing back to the direction of the government and local police departments. Rights are under assault, but our legislators are useless fucks and don’t give a shit. Their short dicked club, is in it for their best interests, not the country’s.

We have to pay attention, speak, and be heard.

Why should our military be planning on killing citizens on us soil?

We know that we found out about their exercises to seize the firearms from citizens if we were to get too uppity about illegal immigrants.  They yielded when it was leaked and changed the exercise. Fuck you, government you work for us. You have gotten too big, you are reaching too far, you are spending too much overseas, hell you are spending too much in general.

You are to protect the citizenry, not make plans to eliminate it should it exercise its rights.

More NYPD BS

What is it with the NYPD?

Why do they feel that they can yank people from the sidewalk and into the street to arrest them. If they were on the sidewalk peacefully protesting, then leave them be. When they choose to protest in the middle of an intersection without a parade permit, then take action.

Why do they feel that they do not answer to the people?

We expect that the press can do their job observing in a peaceful manner without getting locked up.

The police should not be forming a human wall to prevent coverage by the media as to what is going on. What are they hiding?

The NYPD (or any other police department) does not get to dictate what is news. The press makes that choice. Granted, we often get fluff n stuff, but there are reporters who are trying to find gold in what goes on around us.

I think that the Occupy movement scared the shit out of them (and our federal government) and they were/are doing anything that they can and want to get it quashed.

When does a man cease being a man?

We have a situation in Hazel Dell (For the non-local) a nothern subburb of Vancouver Washington.

For my purposes, because this individual is far enough along their transition, I will giver her the respect of the female gender.

There are three bars that have refused her the use of their ladies room.
The three bars are; Legends, 3 Monkeys, and Ice House.

From what I have been able to peice together, it has only been over the last few weeks that Norma Ballhorn, stopped being Norman Ballhorn.

Her drivers license reflect the female gender, and she dresses as a woman.

I can understand where it would pose issues for her to be in either restroom.
It may not be safe in the mens room, and woman typically (without invitiation anyway) do not want a penis in the ladies room. They don’t seem to care how old, and medically shrivelled it is becoming. I have not seen any mention of how close Norma is to completing the process. With her age and apparent finances, I would guess that she will not be going under the knife.

The real question is where to draw the legal line?

Should Affirmative Action for state university enrollment be continued?

This is more than should it have been used in the first place (kind of like the war in Iraq, we are already there (yes, I am aware we have withdrawn now)).

This is whether or not we should keep affirmative action in schools. (Employment may be a question later)

Should national environmental policy focus on developing more oil resources, or developing renewable energy sources?

As we watch the prices of oil become more and more artificially inflated what direction should we be taking with energy?

We already know that the oil refineries are not running at peak capacity.
Do we think that the oil sands project is going to help that?
Is it time to look in entirely different technology for transportation?