Saturday, June 6, 2015

Vets told they can 'buy back' 2nd Amendment rights

'This is illegal and is called extortion'

Bob Unruh / WND Exclusive

A legal team investigating the Obama administration’s order that certain American military veterans deemed “incompetent” give up their weapons says the problem is worse than expected.

People who live with veterans now are being ordered not to possess a gun, and some veterans are told they can “buy back” their Second Amendment rights by giving up their veterans’ benefits.

“This is simply unbelievable, On the one hand the [Veterans Administration] and the FBI have found veterans to be mentally ill and too dangerous to be allowed to own firearms, while on the other hand allowing these allegedly dangerous people to buy their firearms rights back,” wrote Michael Connelly, executive director of the United States Justice Foundation in a report.

“This is illegal and is called extortion.”

The organization has been looking into claims by a number of veterans and their family members.

The veterans were sent a letter telling them they were being classified as incompetent and the government was assigning someone to help them handle their benefits and payments

Consequently, they were told, they could no longer own weapons, under penalty of fines and jail time.

The problem was veterans were being determined guilty without a hearing regarding the potential loss of their constitutional rights, USJF said at the time.

WND broke the story that the Obama administration insisted it was routine for officials to send out letters informing veterans that an unidentified “report” indicated they may be declared incompetent and consequently stripped of their Second Amendment rights.

It’s the same administration that in 2009 warned that “returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists.”

The 2009 report from the Department of Homeland Security was called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” It also said Obama’s governmental managers were “concerned that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to boost their violent capabilities.”

Obama still secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate” alternative to Islamic State and al-Qaeda
 

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

Obama still secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate” alternative to Islamic State and al-Qaeda 

The Islamic State, al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood all share the same goal: the imposition of Sharia over as much territory as possible, and ultimately over the whole world. But the Muslim Brotherhood is not working toward this goal with overt violence (except when it is), and so as far as Obama is concerned, it […]

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Pamela Geller, Breitbart OpEd: Targeted by ISIS for Assassination: ‘It Won’t Stop with Me’

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Targeted by ISIS for Assassination: ‘It Won’t Stop with Me’ By Pamela Geller, Breitbart, June 5, 2015
Now that it has come to light that Boston jihadis Usaama Rahim and Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq were plotting to behead me, the mainstream media is in full panic mode, tying to deny the plot against me and downplay its significance.
The media wants to make it all about Pamela Geller – “controversial,” “provocative,” “inciteful” – as if they think that if they get rid of me, they are rid of the problem. The media has been avoiding reality since 9/11, and now we are suffering the consequences of their avoiding reality. There is a problem in Islam with or without Pamela Geller. By virtue of this jihadist murder plot...

     

Climate Change Skeptic: Greenland More Proof There's No Global Warming

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Don't talk about global warming to residents of Nuuk, Greenland's capital city, where record cold is keeping the city still buried in snow, climate change skeptic Steven Goddard writes.

Normally by this date, around 20 percent of Greenland is melting, the Real Science blogger contends.

"This year the area of melt is less than 2 percent – the latest start to a melt season on record," he writes, noting: "Temperatures have plummeted over the past decade."

Northeast Greenland also saw its coldest May on record since measurements started back in 1949, while the island as a whole is colder than normal, the Daily Caller reports, citing Danish Meteorological Institute data.

"Greenland has gained half a trillion tons of snow and ice since September," Goddard writes.
 
But climate experts will see it differently, however, Goddard warns, saying they'll "take pictures of glaciers calving into the ocean, and claim that it is an indication that Greenland is melting down."

The controversial skeptic's perspective comes in the wake of U.S. scientists' report in March that Arctic sea ice levels last winter recorded their lowest peak since satellite monitoring began in 1979.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is less than a month old, but it’s already apparent that it is different from its predecessors. And if it continues on its current diplomatic trajectory, it may do something that its six predecessors failed to accomplish. Netanyahu’s new government may improve Israel’s position internationally.

The stakes are high. Over the years, Israel has largely concentrated its efforts on developing the tools to contend with its military challenges. But as we have seen over the past decade and a half, Israel’s capacity to fight and defeat its enemies is not limited principally by the IDF’s war-fighting capabilities.

Israel’s ability to defend itself and its citizens is constrained first and foremost by its shrinking capacity to defend itself diplomatically. Its enemies in the diplomatic arena have met with great success in their use of diplomatic condemnation and intimidation to force Israel to limit its military operations to the point where it is incapable of defeating its enemies outright.

The flagship of the diplomatic war against Israel is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Participants in the movement propagate and disseminate the libelous claim that Israel’s use of force in self-defense is inherently immoral and illegal. Over the years BDS activists’ assaults on Israel’s right to exist have become ever more shrill and radical. So, too, whereas just a few years ago their operations tended to be concentrated around military confrontations, today they are everyday occurrences. And their demands become greater and more openly anti-Semitic from week to week and day to day.

Consider the events of the past seven days alone.

What to make of the three 2016 Republican polls released this week? 
 
To recap, the recently-published CNN/ORC survey showed Marco Rubio edging all of his Republican rivals, declared and otherwise.

But that offering now appears to be an outlier. For starters, the ABC News/Washington Post poll put Scott Walker in the lead at 11 percent (Rubio trailed him by one percentage point) while the latest Fox News poll, published today, shows Walker and Bush on top at 12 percent apiece.

Strangely, Rubio only garnered seven percent of the vote in that survey, putting him statistically behind five other candidates: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz.

So perhaps we can definitively say that, right now, there is no frontrunner—as to be expected. But there are certainly tiers. For instance, Walker and Bush are the only two candidates in the entire race receiving double-digit support in every national survey released this week. Rubio, for his part, eclipsed 10 percent of the vote in just two of them—and Huckabee, Paul, and Carson came away with double-digit support only once. All the other candidates, it seems, are struggling to catch fire and fight their way into the top tier.

It’s also interesting that many GOP primarygoers don’t yet know enough about the candidates to make a final decision about whom they will ultimately support. For example, the Fox News poll finds that 47 percent and 23 percent of respondents, respectively, “want more info” about Scott Walker and Jeb Bush—who are ostensibly the two leading contenders for the nomination at this point. The same holds true across the board.

The fact is that a plurality of voters (in some cases, nearly a majority of voters) simply needs additional information about each candidate to make an informed decision.

This will come with time.

But what’s alarming for some hopefuls like Jeb Bush—and Mike Huckabee, for that matter—is that nearly one-quarter of likely Republican voters say they “would never” pull the lever for them.

Candidates, therefore, who stand the greatest chance of winning the nomination are perhaps those who haven’t already been written off, and are deemed acceptable contenders in a general election. Let the games begin.

See video ' Poll shows Jeb Bush may have lost steam in NH' here:
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2015/06/04/fox-news-poll-n2008172