Wow

BREAKING POLL=> DONALD TRUMP Is Beating Hillary… IN OREGON! – Gateway Pundit

I’m equal parts nonplussed and not surprised at all.

I believe that a large part of Trump’s appeal is a deep, sub-conscious realization by the collective psyche of this nation that something is terribly, terribly wrong;  That perhaps things are much worse and much more dishonest than we’ve been led to believe.  Much of Bernie’s popularity is owed to this phenomenon as well.  Trump should have a hell of a lot more appeal to independents than Clinton.  It shouldn’t be a contest and it isn’t, even in a state like Oregon where they’ve changed all the traffic lights red.

 

 

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How The Senate Just Took “A Hatchet To American Liberty” – Zero Hedge

The bill is used to authorize funding for the intelligence community, sets policy and authorizes resources for intelligence purposes. We bring this up because the only committee member to vote against the bill was Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore), who later released a statement on why he did not vote for the bill – notably, that the FBI would be allowed to obtain Americans’ email using only a national security letter, meaning it will now be able to access email without a court order.

While the intrusion of civil liberties is something that everyone lets the government get away with in today’s society (as long as there are ample episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on to keep people’s mind occupied), it’s nice to see that at least somebody is paying attention, let alone cares enough to warn the public about what is taking place.

If you haven’t contacted your congressman or senator before, what will it take to get you to do so now?  They will keep taking and taking and taking until you say “enough”.

Is The Army Preparing For A Major Deployment: Orders 177,000 Bulletproof Armor Plates – Zero Hedge

Traditionally, the best way to keep track of future military deployments – absent unexpected events, of course – has been to follow key procurement contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense of mission critical offensive wartime equipment such as weapons and ammo, or, less followed, core defensive components such as kevlar, body armor and other forms of core personal protective gear. These usually take place shortly prior to major “events” involving US armed forces.

Which is why we were surprised to learn that earlier today, the US Department of Defense revealed it had placed a $93 million order for 177,000 ballistic body armor plates from the US military’s traditional supplier of protective equipment, Ceradyne which several years ago was purchased by 3M. Both production and delivery are  expected to be concluded over the next several months.

Very disturbing.  Our military has been decimated under this administration and a major deployment would stretch us very thin.  Perhaps a show of force against Russia is imminent since the globalists are salivating at the prospect of a NATO vs Russia world war 3.

However, it could be something different entirely.  The customer here is not a specific branch of the military, but rather the DoD.  The armor could be distributed to multiple branches, black ops, intelligence agencies or it could be used for DHS in a domestic conflict.

Regardless, something is up.

Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on Second Amendment – Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues.

Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional.

“I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldn’t agree to reinstate them,” said Clinton.

“We’ve got to go after this,” Clinton continued. “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

So what is she giving us here exactly?  Does she genuinely believe her own words to the point of creating an executive order banning sporting rifles?  Or is she just lying to her brain-dead constituents?  I would guess it’s the latter.

It’s not 1993 anymore, kids.  A democrat President issuing a ban on sporting rifles would almost assuredly result in bloodshed and I’m sure she knows that.  So my guess is that she’s just playing to the most enthusiastically tyrannical elements of her base.  Seems like a very foolish move.

 

As the worms turn..

The Liberal media is turning on Bernie.  Yesterday, USA Today editorialized on the violence that has marred the Democratic primaries:  Senator Sanders, rein in your supporters.

It’s funny, when Sander’s supporters shut down Trump rallies, shouted expletives directly into the faces of Trump supporters and spit on them, the Media told us that it was Trump’s fault.  But of course, now those Sanders supporters are going after Hillary and that simply won’t do.

3 Hour security line at Chicago O’Hare – CBS Chicago

Things are even worse in my least favorite airport and least favorite town in the country.  For those of you following the news, you know that O’Hare is only one of the many airports whose security has grinded to a halt due to the TSA.

Perhaps a flashback to 2013 would be instructive.

Back in 2013, a gentleman (and patriot) named Jon Corbett sued the TSA and the Federal Government over the body scanners, accusing them of being unconstitutional since the nude scanners are in direct opposition to privacy and the 4th amendment.  (As an aside, you should check out Jon’s spectacular youtube channel:  Corbett Report).

During discovery, several of the TSA’s internal documents relating to the scanners were exposed but had several sections redacted, preventing the public from seeing all the information.  However, one of the many morons that populate state and federal government accidentally published the documents in their full, unredacted glory to the government electronic document site: PACER.gov.

A section detailing how “The TSA Has Misled The Public As to the Likelihood of the Threat ‘Addressed’ By Nude Body Scanners and Pat Downs,” includes a blacked out portion concerning the TSA’s knowledge that “explosives on airplanes are extremely rare.”

“For example, the TSA analyzed hijackings in 2007 and found 7 hijacking incidents across the globe, but none of them involved actual explosive devices,” Corbett explains in the brief, adding that the last attempt to bring an explosive on-board an airplane through a U.S. airport occurred 35 years ago.

Another redacted section highlights the government’s concession that, “due to hardened cockpit doors and the willingness of passengers to challenge hijackers,” it would be difficult to have a repeat of 9/11.

“The government also credits updated pre-flight security for that difficulty assessment,” the brief states, “but the assessment was written before the en masse deployment of body scanners and before the update to the pat down procedure. Further, the government admits that there have been no attempted domestic hijackings of any kind in the 12 years since 9/11.”

But here is the money shot:

(The TSA had wanted the following section completely censored)

This begs the question, then, of what evidence the government possesses to rationalize that we should be so afraid of non-metallic explosives being brought aboard flights departing from the U.S. that we must sacrifice our civil liberties. The answer: there is none. “As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

So remember this the next time you see a news report on long TSA lines.