Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Well Regulated Militia...?

By Chris Eger

A north Harris County, Texas homeowner and former Marine was confronted by four males while standing in his driveway with his garage door open Friday night, and soon found a gun to his head.

Homeowner Alexander Borrego told Click2 Houston that his wife and children were inside the home when four teens grabbed him around 10:30 p.m. and pulled a gun on him. However, they were in for a surprise as Borrego, concerned about his family, had a handgun of his own concealed in his hoodie.
“As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys,” Borrego said.

The four ran from his home and one, shot in the chest and leg by Borrego, later showed up at a local hospital. The teen, brought to the hospital by his mother, is recovering.

H/T Lew Rockwell. Read the rest

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Today's Dow 23,836.71 up 255.93 +1.09%

“Tilt! Game Over”
by Jeff Thomas

 Anyone who’s ever played a pinball machine can attest to the fact that the player easily becomes wrapped up in it, to the point of the exclusion of all else happening around him. He hits the flippers rapidly, glancing up from time to time at his increasing score. It becomes irresistible to jiggle the table frequently, in an effort to get the ball to go where the player wants it to go.

And, of course, every player is familiar with the disappointment that comes when he’s overplayed his body English and the machine stops suddenly, lighting up a sign that says, “Tilt! Game Over.”

Much of the world is now embroiled in an economic game similar to pinball. The stakes are becoming ever greater, the flipper buttons are being pressed ever faster, and those who are desperately attempting to keep the collapsing system going are shoving the table ever more recklessly.

At this point in the world economy, the number of possible triggers that could take the system down is growing ever more rapidly. And, for those who are paying attention, the list of dominoes that we’ll see fall is becoming ever more starkly apparent. Let’s have a look at just some of the more basic dominoes:
    •    Creditor countries dumping US Treasuries back into the US market. (This has already begun and will continue until the dollar crashes.)

    •    Cessation of the US dollar as the petrodollar. (This is about to begin, but will take several years to play out fully.)

    •    Economic sanctions by the US against Russia and China (that are unlikely to have the support of the US’s allies).

    •    Implementation of tariffs, resulting in a tariff war.

    •    A rise in interest rates (as was consciously created in 1929 by the Fed in order to trigger a timed crash).

    •    Bursting of the bond market bubble.

    •    A major stock market crash.

    •    Dramatic increase in mortgage defaults.

    •    A spike in commodity prices, coinciding with a drop in asset values (inflation and deflation at the same time—the worst possible combination).

    •    Collapse of the paper gold market.

    •    A switch to the new IMF cryptocurrency and a major effort to end the use of cash. (This will succeed to some extent, but will create a worldwide monetary black market.)

    •    US defaults on its debt. (This, too, will occur over several years.)

    •    Collapse of the dollar.

Many of these events will be black swans. As can be expected, some of the events will be sudden, whilst others will take time to play out. In addition, although they’re likely to occur roughly in order, several will be in play at any given time.

 Although each of these events can be anticipated, they won’t come with warning notices. Their actual occurrences will be unheralded. (As an example, when a stock market crash occurs, investors will wake up to discover that it’s occurred whilst they were sleeping.)

And, just as in pinball, the end of the game will come quite suddenly. The moment that the player will know that it’s “Game Over” will be when he goes to his ATM and finds that the screen is dark. The machine has been made inoperative overnight. Annoyed, he’ll go to the next-nearest ATM, but will find that that one, too, is shut down. He’ll go to others and, at some point, will realise that they’re all shut down.

Without spending cash in his wallet, he’ll then go to the local gas station or supermarket and attempt to pay with his credit cards but will find that they’ve all been made inactive. In trying to sort out the problem with the manager, he’ll be told that all credit cards for all his customers have been denied that day.

Read the rest if you're feeling Froggy

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

¡YA BASTA! Enough Already!

The glorification of the military has grown to new heights in the last year as the Deep State pays major league sports teams to honor and pay tribute to war mongering. There isn’t a country on earth who is truly a threat to our peace and well being, but we spend a trillion dollars per year sowing discontent and chaos around the globe so we can keep our troops and navies occupied killing and bombing people as the profits flow to the military industrial complex. The soldiers being glorified on the local news, on TV dramas, movies, in feel good mainstream media stories, and at local sporting events are nothing but dupes and cannon fodder for the Deep State.

We are being played by the Deep State oligarchs as their raping and pillaging financial scheme reaches its limits and they attempt to convince us going to war against Iran, North Korea, Russia, or China is absolutely necessary to maintain our democracy and liberty. It’s nothing but bullshit. And a growing number of critical thinking people know its bullshit. We will not be sold another false bill of goods. The fetid pustules disguised as the leadership of this country can’t fool us again.

There will be no bank bailouts this time. There will be no $800 billion pork laden “stimulus plans”. The Federal Reserve will not get away with dropping dollars from helicopters on Wall Street while screwing old ladies on Main Street. They will not convince us Russian, Chinese, Iranian or North Korean people are my enemy. Their next war will be a civil war if they attempt to enlist our youth as cannon fodder for their globalization empire plans.

The Classic Witch Hunt

By Michael Rozeff

In terms of actually investigating anything worthwhile or accomplishing anything important to this nation, such as ridding us of crime, Robert Mueller and his Justice Department gang are a joke. They possess absolutely nothing that really matters in a criminal sense or is of any consequence to We the People. They are now reaching for obscure meetings, documents and e-mails. They are reaching for failures to report or report in a timely fashion. Their whole shtick is predicated on Russia having been some kind of enemy for years and years and years. Their premise is false, for they see evil via any contact with Russia, any lobbying for Russians or their views, reported or unreported. In their eyes, anything done by anyone that might conceivably have redounded to the credit of Russia or affected U.S. policy without making oneself out to be a foreign agent is worthy of investigation, indictment and prosecution.

This is a witch hunt, the aim being to wound, possibly mortally, the current Republican administration.

Mueller et al are colluding to destroy basic democratic processes in this country, which include elections and investing the winners with political power. In these terms, Mueller is a dangerous joke to those who are in his cross hairs. Mueller and company are colluding to destroy Trump.

In terms of anything of substance that relates to foreign influence, which is their bugbear, Mueller and company are a total diversion. They are a ruse. They divert attention to matters of no importance whatsoever. If our government had any serious interest in investigating foreign influence, it would be busy 24 hours a day.

Consider, for example, the case of Ahmed Chalabi. Here is a man with unquestioned great influence on U.S. politicians and policies. The influence he had was as harmful and criminal as it can get. He is one of the key persons whose lies led to the Iraq War. He was not the subject of official investigations by our government.

Our government and the electorate are constantly being influenced from many and diverse sources that are far more important in their impact than trivial meetings and e-mails that involved Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner, or from handshakes and trivial banter at meetings and cocktail parties, none of which anyone recalls or kept records of.

The real crimes that pass as lobbying go unmentioned and uninvestigated. The U.S. supports Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen. Saudi influence in Washington is huge. The Department of Justice doesn’t investigate arms sales to Saudi Arabia. That’s just business.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?


Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you?

If government’s moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence, can the federal government morally compel those who haven’t consented to its financial profligacy — because they are not yet born — to pay higher taxes?

These questions are at the base of the debate — such as it is — in Congress these days over the so-called Republican tax reform plan. But you will not hear these questions even asked, much less answered, on Capitol Hill because the Republican leadership of the House and Senate is afraid that the answers might drive them from power. The same can be said for Democratic leaders when their party controls Congress.

In fact, with the exception of a few courageous senators, such as Rand Paul of Kentucky, and representatives, such as Justin Amash of Michigan and Thomas Massie of Kentucky, most in Congress in both parties think the only limit on the government‘s taxing power is what it can politically get away with at any given moment.

And it gets away with a great deal because vast majorities in both major political parties recognize no moral limits to the government’s sordid pattern of tax, borrow and spend.

The numbers are chilling.

The federal government collects about $2.5 trillion in revenue and spends about $4 trillion, annually. The difference between what it collects and what it spends is made up in borrowing. But it doesn’t borrow money as you or I do or any business does — with a planned schedule to pay back the principal it owes plus interest. Rather, it goes deeper into debt to pay its debts.

Though the federal government has been in debt since day one, when it borrowed millions to pay the debts that the states had amassed in fighting the American Revolution (who knows whether the states would have formed a central government without its promise of assuming their war debts?), but from time to time, it has paid back the principal that it borrowed.

Since the presidency of Woodrow Wilson 100 years ago, however, with two then-novel revenue-generating tools — the personal income tax to produce cash and the Federal Reserve to print cash — the federal government has rolled over debt but has never retired it. Stated differently, the feds have always made timely interest payments, but when principal has come due, they have simply borrowed more money to pay the principal and of course thereby incurred more debt.

For example, the federal government still owes the $30 billion Wilson borrowed to finance the useless and fruitless World War I, but the lenders it owes it to are different from those from which it originally borrowed that money. It has paid more than $15 billion in interest on this rolled-over and still-owed $30 billion principal in the past 100 years.

No household, no business, no bank, no government can long survive by doing this.

Since Wilson began this process, all of his successors have added to it, so that the federal government’s debt has swelled in 100 years from $30 billion to $20.5 trillion. Of the $4 trillion the feds spend annually, more than $850 billion of it is interest payments to its current creditors on its debts.

The Republican House tax changes — they cannot be called a “reform,” because they reform nothing; they just redistribute wealth and add debt — would lower taxes for some and raise taxes for many and add $1.5 trillion in debt for all.

If the feds follow their 100-year consistent pattern, this debt will never be retired, will be rolled over hundreds of times and will cause the taxes on generations of unborn Americans — where is their consent? — to rise without benefit to them and without popular or legislative approval.

But you won’t hear any of this debated in Congress because there — and in the White House, as well — we have insufficient political courage to address this problem prudently.

This is now so severe and so consistently an accepted method of operation for the federal government that one can only surmise that those who can address it today must expect that they will no longer be on earth when the bubble bursts.

The bubble, soon to consist of $1 trillion in annual federal government interest payments on $25 trillion in debt, has been characterized by no less a warrior than the current secretary of defense and by his colleague the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the greatest contemporary threat to national security America faces — greater than Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korea and all the terrorist crazies who wish us ill combined.

The threat is that people will stop paying taxes because nearly half of revenue will soon go to debt service and nearly half to fixed transfer payments and the productive earners will get little or nothing for their taxes. Then the government’s creditors will not be paid, and the government will not be able to borrow money. Then America as we have known it will cease to exist, and individuals and groups will be on their own to protect life, liberty and property.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Call me the skunk at the garden party if you will, but we need these sober thoughts on this Thanksgiving holiday, lest the blind continue to lead us into a pit with false claims of tax reform that really are part of our government-induced march to perdition.

At some point, the bribing of the poor with welfare and the middle class with temporary tax cuts and the rich with bailouts will come crashing down — unless we change the direction of the government before it is too late.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The "Borking" of Roy Moore

Bork: Verb (used with object)
1. to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.
1988, Americanism; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his political opponents. See also Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court confirmation
By Thomas DiLorenzo

After the D.C. company newspaper, the Washington Post, accused Judge Roy Moore, a trained lawyer and assistant district attorney, of sexually harassing 14-year-old jail bait almost 40 years ago virtually the entire D.C. establishment, led by Senator Mitch McConnell and other GOP swamp creatures, immediately denounced the judge and thereby supported his opponent, Doug Jones.  Like almost all D.C. Democrats, the communistic Mr. Jones supports the policy of infanticide, which the D.C. establishment deceivingly calls “partial-birth abortion.”  This article in The American Thinker points out some of the illogic, inconsistencies, and absurdities of this latest D.C. swamp witch hunt.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Syrian Barrel of Worms

By Michael Rozeff

Anti-ISIS forces arranged a large-scale escape of ISIS forces and their families, 4,000 in number, from Raqqa on October 12, 2017. ISIS fighters numbered about 250. How this occurred is examined in detail in a BBC news report dated 13 November, 2017. The convoy included at least 163 vehicles spread over 6-7 kilometers.

ISIS forces re-located east of the Euphrates in several areas. A map shows Abu Kamal to be one such location. Syrian government forces have been fighting ISIS there in the last few days and have also attacked Atareb.
The U.S. has bases and military forces in Kurdish-administered areas in northeastern Syria.

However, Assad’s stated policy is that U.S. forces are invaders and should leave Syria. He wants Syria intact and undivided. Syrian forces aim to retake northern and eastern Syria. Trump and his generals are going to have to decide how to address Assad’s demands that they leave, and Assad is going to have to decide how to handle the American presence in the Kurdish area. This all involves political and military jockeying that has already begun. This includes Erdogan piping up.

Trump can close up shop in Syria, but not without being heavily-criticized by the neocon contingent. He can try to re-arrange Syria jointly with Putin, and this too will result in hysterical criticism from neocons. Netanyahu will want a buffer in southern Syria, and he has already reiterated that he’ll bomb Syria if he pleases.

Trump has a good many political tools available to weather these storms, if they arise. He can get his generals to speak up in his support. He can change the subject. He can raise the level of his anti-Iran rhetoric. He can appease the opposition with talk of new elections in Syria. He can tout the victory over ISIS, even if the Russians were instrumental in bringing it about. He can always rely on Nikki Haley making [idiotic] inflammatory and/or liberal interventionist statements at the U.N.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

By Any Means Necessary

By Thomas DiLorenzo

 It’s The American Way, after all.  Whenever a libertarian/constitutionalist runs for national office both major parties conspire to snuff him or her out.  Just look at how they treated Ron Paul, even planting Bozos in the front row of debates to screech loud horse laughs at everything Ron said.

 Both parties are experts at Gerrymandering and other tricks that rig elections that guarantee at least 95% of all congressional incumbents have been reelected for the past half century or so.  The latest example is the smearing of Roy Moore in Alabama by a Washington Post reporterette who herself had previously been convicted of passing bad checks.  Then there’s Gloria All-Red with some woman who claimed that Moore locked her in his car 40 years ago, back when cars did not even have child-proof car locks and it was impossible to lock a passenger in a car.  So it appears that conspiring to rig elections is fine and dandy unless it’s done by “the Russians.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Had Enough Yet?

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The Fifth Column

By Michael Rozeff

America has a fifth column. A fifth column is a “group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation.” The fifth column in this case consists of all those in the deep state and elsewhere such as academia, politics, and the media who have worked for a soft coup against Trump, who have spread falsehoods to undermine his presidency, and who are actively working to impeach him or invoke the 25th Amendment on specious grounds. The fifth column aims to undermine the far larger group within this nation who accept the results of last November’s election and who are not trying to overturn it by devious non-election hook or by non-election crook. The fifth column aims to undermine and overturn a legitimate election using foul play, not fair play. The fifth column cuts across party lines. It’s defined by its adoption of underhanded non-election means to bring Trump’s presidency to a premature end. The fifth column wants to see Trump deposed by anti-Trump forces within the government.

One of these fifth columnists is a former advisor to Hillary Clinton by the name of Adam Parkhomenko. He tweeted “Russia has an agent in the White House. His name is Donald Trump.” Parkhomenko accuses Trump of acting on behalf of Russia. Fifth column activities can be overt or clandestine. An accusation like this is overt. Parkhomenko also accused Melania of being an agent of Russia.

Parkhomento’s claim that Trump is acting on behalf of Russia is wild, unfounded and imaginary. His claim is representative of the continual nonsense that is aired by the anti-Trump fifth column.

If the fifth column succeeds in getting Trump’s departure from office, it means that they will have succeeded in overturning an election using non-election methods. Elections are a part of American rule of law. Fifth column success in deposing Trump would be a severe blow to rule of law in all its other manifestations. Success by this fifth column would mean even greater rule by factions of government, media and the deep state than already exists. Fifth column success would mean success of the swamp creatures, at least until other ways are devised and employed to drain their power.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Retrospective Political Litmus Test

...From which the Left in exempt.

By Porter

A dutifully ignored element of the Roy Moore story is America’s changing customs of courtship. As you may know, we habitually project today’s mores backwards, and hold our predecessors strictly accountable to them. It’s a remarkably dishonest cultural tic that someone should eventually write a piece about.

Pertinent to this topic was a conversation I had with an old friend I’ll call Mike following the Roy Moore revelations. As boys, Mike and I occasionally played at his grandparents’ sprawling farmhouse, with he being one of some multitude of grandchildren that marriage ultimately produced. While talking the other day Mike described how his grandfather first approached his future father-in-law seeking permission to court the woman who would eventually become his wife. His grandfather was 32 at the time. His grandmother was 17. Her father said yes. A 50+ year marriage was the result. So was Mike’s grandfather a predator? Was his great grandfather a pimp?

If the answers are yes, then the old age homes are bursting with malice. That’s because the median age of women at first marriage was 20.6 as late as 1970. I understand math is a less precise discipline to liberals than raysis, though that figure suggests that half of all marriages in America involved a teenaged bride within most adults’ lifetimes. Does anyone think some number of these completely common unions didn’t involve men in their early 30s? Were all those people child molesters like Roy Moore and Jerry Seinfeld?

Like every WaPo reporter, I know nothing of Roy Moore’s sexual pursuits. Though the left’s replacement pursuits are quite a bit more clear. Thus I tend to side with populist conservatives, even when they are being attacked by the media organs who hate me. If the age 14 accusation were confirmed that would change. But it’s likely that stealing an election is the only salve his accusers seek.

Friday, November 10, 2017

By Becky Ackers

In what has by now become a habit, the TSA bombed its latest round of undercover tests. This time, though, the rate of failure was only 80% rather than the 95% of a few years ago.

These grim results monopolized a Congressional hearing today. And in what has also become a habit, Our Rulers clutched at various straws that will supposedly reform and improve the unspeakable TSA. New equipment, better training of the agency’s pedophiles and thieves, the ever-elusive magic bullet: both the TSA’s chief crook and whitewasher and the congresscriminals trotted out the same tired lunacy they’ve floated since 2001. But of course, nothing ever changes.

Which, as we all know, is the popular definition of “insanity”: doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I trust none of us needs additional proof that politicians and bureaucrats are certifiably bonkers. but if so, here it is.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

What is to Be Done?

By Thomas Woods

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected a year ago, I sent out an email to the effect that American society was coming apart.

And it's only gotten worse.

Ideological and cultural differences have reached a point at which huge pluralities simply loathe each other. What one group considers holy and praiseworthy the other considers abominable and deplorable.

When people of a particular political persuasion are the victims of violent assault, the media downplays it and half of social media suggests they had it coming. Meanwhile, when someone slightly right-of-center wonders if six-year-olds should really be encouraged to transition to another gender, the knives come out.

This was not always the case. Check out an episode of the old show What's My Line? on YouTube. Panelist Bennett Cerf was one of the founders of Random House publishing. He was a left-liberal by the standards of his day. But he was gentlemanly, well dressed, charming, affable, courteous, well mannered -- the very opposite of his counterparts today.

And he still believed in that now discarded idea: the honorable disagreement. He could call Ayn Rand a "brilliant woman" while still disagreeing with her "cockamamie philosophy."

Whatever political disagreements there were, Americans shared quite a bit in common culturally, morally, and in the most basic standards of civilized behavior.

That's all gone now.

And the double standards are ridiculous. Left-liberals who had precisely zero to say about Barack Obama's connivance at the starvation of an entire country -- Yemen -- become hysterical about immigration restrictions that are extremely mild by historical and global standards. I don't know precisely where on the scale of state enormities those rank, but I'm fairly certain it's somewhere below starvation.

I have to admit: even though I knew the status quo -- the low-intensity civil war brewing beneath the surface in America -- could not go on forever, I am surprised at how quickly things are changing.

I see two groups: one, full of ideological imperialists, wants to impose its vision of the world on everyone, destroying the careers and reputations of anyone who resists.

The other group, which is plenty divided, prefers not to be lectured to, demonized, or ruined.

Everyone once took for granted that the goal was to seize the federal apparatus and impose their vision on the country.

How about just abandoning this crazy, inhumane task?

Why not admit the differences are irreconcilable, and simply go our separate ways?

Is this not obviously the most humane solution?

Or is there some expectation that somehow, down the road, we'll all be reconciled?


To the contrary, it's only going to get worse.

Forcing these irreconcilable parties to continue along in this way is what normal people would call "extremist."

Radical decentralization and secession, on the other hand, are the obvious and necessary solution.

And you know it's the sensible solution, because no one is allowed to discuss it.

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The Short List...

...of government lies:

By Robert Gore
A “modest” income tax will only be levied on the very rich. A central bank will smooth out economic fluctuations, stop financial crises, and maintain the value of the dollar. President Wilson will keep us out of Europe’s War. World War I will be the war to end all wars and make the world safe for democracy. The New Deal will end the Great Depression. President Roosevelt will keep us out of Europe’s war. World War II will be the war to end all wars and make the world safe for democracy. Dropping atomic bombs on Japan is necessary to save a million American lives. The Communists want to rule the world. The president was killed by a lone gunman. There is light at the end of the tunnel in Vietnam. “I am not a crook.” Whip Inflation Now. Wars against poverty, drugs, and terrorism will eradicate poverty, drugs, and terrorism. Legally mandated racial, ethnic, and gender preferences are not discriminatory. The Muslims want to rule the world. Invading foreign countries, fighting undeclared wars, and regime changes will make the world safe for democracy. Spying on you full-time will make you safer and preserve your freedom. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor; if you like your plan you can keep your plan.
Yet, faith in government runs deep, there’s still that substantial segment who believes whatever it tells them.
Your time would be well spent reading the entire essay.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Leftist "Logic"

By Jordan Stein

It's an amazing thing.
A Muslim radical used a Home Depot truck to kill eight people in New York City on Tuesday.  
But the Mayor of the city and the Governor of the state just couldn't resist efforts to call for more gun control at a news conference on Wednesday.

That's right. Tuesday's truck attack became an excuse for anti-gun politicians to call for more gun control That's real ignorance.

The fact is, the creep who killed eight people was finally stopped by a good guy with a gun -- NYPD Officer Ryan Nash.

And more to the point, it's possible that the bad guy could have been stopped even quicker if New York City didn't have such ignorant restrictions on law-abiding citizens carrying concealed firearms.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Finally; GOOD NEWS!!

Utah Nurse Who Was Falsely Arrested Gets $500,000 Settlement


[Wubbels] will use a portion of the money to help people get body camera footage, at no cost, of incidents involving themselves, she said at the news conference.

Look for body cameras to be suddenly turned off at convenient times and for incriminating footage to go mysteriously missing.

Below is Payne’s body camera.  Notice how the university officers not only did nothing to defuse the incident where the city officers were clearly in the wrong, but (as pointed out by the Salt Lake Tribune) one of them actually slows down Wubbels as an assist to Payne in making the illegal arrest. Useless to dangerous at the most decentralized level.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

What If the Victims Had Been Armed?

By Becky Akers

Wise folks avoid Baltimore, given a story Bill Martin sent me. “The heart of [its] tourism industry,” the Inner Harbor,
turned into a nightmare for a visiting family of 10 earlier this month. Out of nowhere, they were swarmed and beaten by a large number of teenagers. … “They swarmed us,” said Stacey. “They hit my husband in the head. They knocked him out… and then it was just complete bedlam.” … The 10 family members, from grandparents to grandchildren, were walking … when they were overwhelmed. “And they punched my nephew in the face and knocked him to the floor,” Stacey said. “My sister went to protect her son, and they were kicking her. I was knelling [sic] with my husband screaming ‘Somebody help us, why is nobody helping us?’”
Well, because that’s the cops’ job. Oh, wait: the badged bullies are helplessly throwing up their hands and explaining the crimes rather than doing anything about them:
Baltimore City police spokesman T.J. Smith says groups of teens have been a problem in the city.
“It’s always groups of them,” he said. “Someone in that group starts it, and that’s what we saw in this situation.”
A victim from another of the teens’ attacks offered a suggestion: “Maybe if there’d been police on foot, those people would never have been congregating there, looking for a fight, you know looking to hit somebody,” 

To which our spokesliar Smith responded: “Well we did have cops all over the place, but again they probably got there relatively quickly, but we can’t have cops on every corner in every single block of the city…”
Yep. Defending ourselves when the incompetent, corrupt State fails to do so is one of the lesser reasons for the Second Amendment; a major one is defending ourselves from the incompetent, corrupt State. Yet Baltimore and the People’s Paradise of Maryland have zealously stripped their taxpayers of this inalienable right.
No wonder teen-aged criminals reign supreme.oo

Videos of the incident reveal the perpetrators to be "juveniles" wink wink, nudge nudge. 

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