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FDIC Ends Participation in Anti-gun ‘Operation Chokepoint’

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According to an NSSF release, it appears that Congressional and retail group pressure has created a crack in the Obama administration’s effort to strangle firearms businesses of necessary capital:

In a major development concerning NSSF’s leadership to halt discrimination in the provision of financial services and products to firearms related businesses due to “Operation Choke Point”, the top officials of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Wednesday admitted wrongdoing and said they would cease practices that had the effect of encouraging such disparate treatment.

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) released a statement after a meeting with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Vice Chairman Tom Hoenig discussing the agency’s involvement in Operation Choke Point.

Today, the Congressman told NSSF, “After a year of mounting pressure from Congress and outside organization like the National Shooting Sports Foundation, top officials from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation finally acknowledged their involvement and wrongdoing in Operation Choke Point. While I am very pleased the FDIC will put in place new polices and change the culture at the agency, there is still work to be done, specifically with the Department of Justice. I am pleased the National Shooting Sports Foundation supports my legislation, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, and I have no doubt the foundation will remain steadfast in educating its members and continuing the fight in ending Operation Choke Point once and for all.”

The FDIC’s important admission immediately received the attention of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, which filed this comprehensive story by news producer Kelsey Harkness.


While great news, the sudden capitulation is indicative of the administration simply changing tactics.

Snowden Docs: NSA Birthing Digital Weapons Arsenal

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edward-snowdenAccording to reporting by Spiegel, documents shared by infamous spy Edward Snowden expose the NSA’s new digital weapons arsenal.

Potential interns are also told that research into third party computers might include plans to “remotely degrade or destroy opponent computers, routers, servers and network enabled devices by attacking the hardware.” Using a program called Passionatepolka, for example, they may be asked to “remotely brick network cards.” With programs like Berserkr they would implant “persistent backdoors” and “parasitic drivers”. Using another piece of software called Barnfire, they would “erase the BIOS on a brand of servers that act as a backbone to many rival governments.”

If proven true, this proves the suspicion of most Americans that the NSA not only watches and records internet data, but has weapons and programs intended to attack.

‘American Sniper’ Breaks Records at Opening

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0703525.tiffMuch to the chagrin of Hollywood elites, a movie recognizing the accomplishments and challenges of a great rifleman and defender of our nation is breaking all sorts of movie-going records.

Clint Eastwood’s new movie, ‘American Sniper’, debuted this weekend and has already taken in over $80million, a January record and more than any of Eastwood’s movies has ever grossed in its opening weekend.

Initial audience reviews are glowing. The movie hits hard from both an action perspective and an emotional one. Clint Eastwood appears to have created a block-buster and classic all in one film.

Belgian Anti-Terror Raid Leaves Two Dead

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Anti-terrorism attack in BelgiumJust a week after Islamist extremists murdered several of the Hebdo staff in France, anti-terrorism forces have killed two men and injured a third in a raid in Eastern Belgium.

The raid took place in the town of Verviers which is about 120km from Brussels.

The guns used in the Hebdo massacre were believed to have been purchased at a train station in Brussels.

A source in Vervier’s mayor’s office told an AFP reporter that the raid was “Jihadist-related.”

Hebdo to Print New Issue Featuring Mohammed Cartoons

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B7LgcHxIYAAforhThe first post-attack issue of the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, will prominently feature cartoons including the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday.

After having been brutally attacked by Muslim Fundamentalists, the paper will print three million copies of this week’s issue. Normal circulation is 60,000 copies.

In defiance of the attempt to silence free speech Hebdo’s surviving staff is releasing an 8-page issue and drastically increasing printing citing a huge increase in demand from inside France and abroad.

Hebdo’s home facility is still declared a crime scene forcing the staff to work from offered facilities and equipment from other French papers.

The issue’s front page is expected to feature a caricature of Mohammed holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign and headlined by the phrase “All is Forgiven.”

SONY Hack Was An Inside Job

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sony.jpg (500×300)The SONY Hack story continues to get more and more suspicious. The top cyber security team in the country say it is  an inside job involving a woman who got laid off after 10 years there. I can believe that. The F.B.I. is still blaming North Korea. I think they are towing the President’s line to make him look good since he said it was North Korea.

If Obama is responsible for turning off North obama_over_shoulderKorea’s internet when they aren’t responsible that is a very, very dangerous move. It can be construed as an act of war. To accuse a country like North Korea of doing something they didn’t do is a precarious move especially with a maniac like Kim Jung UN as the leader in charge. Like I mentioned in my previous blog, Obama is known for making statements and jumping  into  things before he knows all the facts. So it is with this situation. He seems to suffer from foot in mouth disease. :D

 The FBI has blamed the government of North Korea, allegedly as reprisal for the movie The Interview. The movie depicts a talk show host and producer who score an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and are then recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

But Kurt Stammberger, a senior vice president with the security firm Norse, told the Security Ledger researchers there believe the hacking was an inside job. Stammberger said the team has even identified one possible perpetrator, a woman who worked for Sony for 10 years before losing her job in a recent reorganization.

The woman has a “very technical background” and has posted angry messages online, Stammberger said. He said a total of at least six people appear to have been involved in the hacking, with the others including two in the United States and others in Canada, Singapore and Thailand.

 Mark Rasch of Rasch Technology and Cyberlaw said the technical details of the hack point away from North Korea — as does the information that was released. He told Security Ledger the perpetrator appears to have a sophisticated knowledge of the movie industry and of what information would be most damaging to Sony if it became public.

Comen Takeit • 13 hours ago

DOH ! Ya think ? !! Their “Dear Leader” who can do EVERTHING, just like our libs here and especially odummer, prolly did it ALL BY HIMSELF. Or at least, that’s what their media is prolly telling the “huddled masses” of slave labor !! That “they had outside help” is just for the trolls and libs here to suck up and spew. Misdirection and misinformation- a commie trick.

JerO • 14 hours ago

There are MANY communists in the USA, this is most likely a PLOY to make Kenyan in Chief look good.

SONY HACK WAS ‘LAID-OFF STAFF’

US Suspects NKorea Did Not Act Alone in Sony Hack

 

North Korea’s Internet Paralyzed. Kim Calls Obama a Monkey

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 I hate to say this about the Dear Leader fat boy who tortures, starves and kills his own people including relatives, but he is right about Obama. Obama does jump into saying things without knowing all the facts. Libs here are jumping on the racist  bandwagon, even though Kim doesn’t mean it that way.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – North Korea’s Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country’s networks.

Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time, Xinhua reported, citing reporters in the country that had confirmed the situation over fixed telephone systems.

The report comes after the North Korean government called Obama a “monkey” and blamed the United States for enduring instability in the country’s internet infrastructure, after the U.S. blamed North Korea for hacking attack on Sony Studios.

The attack was allegedly conducted to deter Sony from showing a comedy film called “The Interview,” the plot of which featured a scheme to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and it resulted in major expense and embarrassment for Sony.

U.S. President Barack Obama promised retaliation for the attack but did not specify its form. North Korea has denied responsibility for the attack on Sony.

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s policy department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

The North has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures, but has expressed fury over the comedy, which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures initially called off the release of the film, citing threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters. Obama criticized Sony’s decision, and the movie opened this past week.

On Saturday, the North’s powerful National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim and is the country’s top governing body, said Obama was behind the release of “The Interview.” It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.

As I mentioned in my last blog, Obama is great for jumping in and making statements before he knows all the facts. He immediately blamed North Korea and said he would respond in a timely fashion in an unspecified time and place and now North Korea’s internet is shut down and Kim is blaming the U.S. for it. However FBI investigators have now confirmed it wasn’t North Korea, but an inside job in SONY.

I think SONY or someone inside SONY, a disgruntled employee maybe, planned this knowing this movie was going to cost them and be a bomb so they hired a hacker to do this and blame it on North Korea. Now everyone is lining up to see it and the critics have panned it big time and audiences are saying it’s not that great. Many are saying the publicity leading up to it was more exciting. I think Obama was even in on it with Hollywood when he urged people to see it since he owes them big time for sending him millions in political donations.

Obama better be careful what he says and does on the international stage now with Kim. By shutting down their internet in a cyber retaliation when they didn’t do it in the first place can be construed as an act of war by North Korea and this little fat boy Dear Leader is crazy enough to do something serious to us.

Everybody knows Obama is a wimp, friends, enemies, other countries. Putin laughs in his face, Assad laughs at his lines drawn in the sand and now North Korea calls him a monkey. Kim has also recently aligned himself with Putin so Obama better be careful. North Korea now has nukes and this Dear Leader fat boy is insane enough to use them. This is the guy who killed his own uncle, put his aunt into slavery and publicly executed 10 of his guards for watching western soap operas. The current joke making the rounds is  that Kim’s comment is an insult to monkeys. :D

 NKOREA CALLS OBAMA ‘MONKEY’…

Internet, 3G mobile network ‘paralyzed’…

Korea insults Obama, blames U.S. for Web outage – USA Today

 

SONY Surrenders. America’s Outraged!!!

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The Interview Now that SONY has surrendered to the terrorists, Americans left right and center are all outraged saying who are they or any country to tell us what he can see and can’t see. The movie called  “The Interview” starring James Franco and Seth Rogen was a comedy about the assassination  of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un.  It did look funny from the trailer I saw even though it got bad advanced reviews. Now everybody wants to see it. Even Sean Hannity said no matter how bad it is he would still see it to show up North Korea that we aren’t afraid of their threats. Even Obama urged people to see it for the same reason.
 However I see this as a double edged sword with SONY pulling the movie. The terrorists who have been identified as from North Korea with possible help from Iran, China or Russia were very crafty in their cyber warfare. First they released embarrassing e-mails of SONY heads Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin showing them as they really are making all kinds of racist comments which is why they are in so much hot water now and she faces being replaced on her job. Then they released the social security numbers and personal medical information of all their employees along with new unreleased movies. Third they made threats bringing up 9/11 references of an attack on Christmas Day in any theater showing the movie and anyone living near a movie theater showing it should be out of their house that day. SONY then capitulated and surrendered causing America to lose their first cyber war.
 I say this is a double edged sword because by SONY surrendering they are showing other countries how weak we are and making us vulnerable to other countries doing the same thing to bring us down. The House Cyber chairman has warned that our grids, Wall Street or even Washington could be next. On the other hand suppose SONY refused to give into their demands and show the movie and a movie theater or several movie theaters got blown up on that day. Have we forgotten so soon what one maniac did in a Colorado movie theater not too long ago? This is a country we are dealing with making these threats who probably have agents in this country right now willing to die for the cause. I’m sure if a movie theater got blown up then all these people would be saying SONY should have  held back on releasing the film as it is better to be safe than sorry. So SONY was caught between a rock and a hard place. Release the film and risk having movie theater blown up or not release it and make us appear vulnerable to the rest of the world.
  Obama then insisted that America would strike back at the hermit kingdom for sponsoring the hacking of Sony Pictures. “We’ll respond proportionally … in a place, time and manner that we choose,” said the president.
  What’s he going to do? Sanctions? We don’t deal with North Korea. As one commenter  recently remarked:  
And what, exactly, would you have done, Obama? Putin laughs in your face. Assad laughs at your “red lines”. The Taliban is back in business and now we have ISIS to deal with. Like North Korea would take anything you said seriously? I don’t think so, toothless tiger.
 The software used in the hacking was at a level of sophistication not previously seen in past North Korean attacks, a US intelligence source told Fox News, adding that China, Iran and Russia had all used the technology previously. The hackers who launched a cyberattack on Sony Pictures praised the company’s decision to cancel the release of The Interview on Friday and said its data will be secure if they continue to comply, CNN reported. “It’s very wise that you have made a decision to cancel the release of ‘The Interview,'” the message said, according to CNN. “We ensure the security of your data unless you make additional trouble.”
  Meanwhile Obama hasn’t helped matters any in keeping us strong. He has reduced our military to pre WW11 status and reduced our nuke capacity by 85% (see link below). North Korea has nukes now and Obama has lifted sanctions on Iran’s uranium enrichment program thus causing them to build nukes. Iran views us as the Great Satan and must be destroyed along with Isreal. Iran is also being viewed as being in on this cyber attack. Under Obama he has turned our friends into enemies and enemies into friends. Our friends no longer trust us and enemies no longer fear us. God help us!!!!

Support For Gun Rights Hits 20 Year High

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Despite the best efforts of the media and politicians, gun rights are more popular than ever.

New polling by Pew Research shows that most Americans support gun rights over gun control for the first time in two decades.

The poll found that fifty two percent of Americans believe that protecting the right of to own guns is more important than expanding gun control laws, while forty six percent supported increased gun control.

Support for gun rights has risen seven percent in the two years since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The poll reports that there has been a “substantial shift in attitudes” since then.

The poll also found that most Americans believe that gun ownership promotes individual safety. Fifty seven percent of Americans say gun ownership “protects people from becoming victims of crime”, while thirty eight percent believe that it decreases personal safety.

Support for the right to own guns has risen most dramatically among women and minorities. Five percent more women and ten percent more black Americans support gun rights over gun control than they did five years ago.

Public approval of gun rights has been increasing for two decades. In the mid-90s, nearly sixty percent of Americans preferred gun control to gun rights.

Russian Currency Collapses Overnight

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Russian ruble valueThe Russian Ruble has taken a turn for the worst as an overnight move by the Russian central bank increased mistrust of the entity and the buying power of the Russian currency. America may feel the pinch before long.

At 1:00am in Moscow, the Russian Central Bank increased interest rates from 10.5% to 17% – a 650 basis point move in moments. That move sent the Ruble into free-fall.

Upon the banking move, the currency went from about $58 dollars per ruble to a low of $79.66 per Ruble.

The Ruble has been steadily declining in value since late summer due to the crude oil glut and ensuing price decreases engineered by OPEC.

Russia is not a heavy manufacturing or intellectual property production nation. It’s gross domestic product comes almost entirely from commodities – oil and precious metals making up a huge part.


As oil declines, so does the ability of the Russian economy to grow. For each $10 drop in the price of crude, Russia loses approximately .8% of GDP. The price of oil has dropped from a high of about $110 to a current value of about $56 which could equate to an almost 5% loss of GDP.

Adding to headwinds, Vladimir Putin’s incursions into Ukraine have brought on international sanctions that make it nearly impossible for Russian businesses to roll-over their Euro and Dollar-denominated debt which could cause a huge number of defaults over the next 12-18 months.

The effects on the American economy may be soon to follow.

Russian oil drillers earn dollars for the oil exports, but spend locally in the Russian currency. That hedges their production budgets against falling crude prices. Unlike America, where producers earn and pay in the same currency.

Because of the currency move, it could be advantageous for Russia to increase production to enhance revenues and tax receipts. This would increase the supply of cheap oil and push crude prices below $45. American shale oil producers will feel the brunt of cheap oil.

Parents Angry – Planned Parenthood Allowed to Teach Sex Ed at High School

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Parents of students at a Northern California high school are fuming over the content and presenters of the sex education class offered.

It is being reported that students at Acalanes High School were treated to messaging on sex presented not by their teachers – or any teachers from the school – but by the staff of a nearby Planned Parenthood – the leader in the abortion industry.

Genderbread personStudents at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees.

Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are “ready for sex” and another worksheet that describes how to give and obtain consent, as well as a diagram that uses a “genderbread” person for lessons in gender identity.

The idea that their children are being taught “responsible” sexual practices by an organization that generates significant revenue from performing abortions on promiscuous teens is angrying parents.

Acalanes Union School District officials told the institute the class was not taught by teachers but rather the staff from a local Planned Parenthood in nearby Walnut Creek.

 

Report: Black Militants ‘Preparing to Shoot On-Duty Police Officers’

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The New York Daily News is reporting that a black militant group is planning to shoot New York police officers.

An undercover NYPD cop learned of the hit put out on officers Friday evening — three days after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Garner’s death. Mullins confirmed late Saturday night that the gang was gunning for officers.

Union leaders ordered all officers, on duty and off, to take extra precautions.

“Please WEAR your VESTS and carry your firearm off-duty along with additional magazines,”  Mullins said in an alert. “Your priority is to go home at the end of your tour!”

Black militants preparing to shoot NYPD officers

It is unclear whether the threat is tied directly to the Garner verdict or due to rising hostility in the black community towards police.

During the Ferguson protests, Michael Brown’s step-father ratcheted up tensions when he told the crowd to “burn this bitch down!” Shortly afterward, several local businesses were looted and/or burned down.

The Black Guerrilla Family is a militant prison and street gang also known as Black Family and Black Vanguard. The group is an “ideological African-American Marxist revolutionary organization composed of prisoners.”[2] Which would indicate a propensity towards crime and violence.


Sources:
[1]New York Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-nypd-warned-militant-group-plans-shoot-cops-article-1.2036616
[2] Wikipedia - The Black Guerrilla Family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Guerrilla_Family
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