Back for a moment

It’s crazy (immoral) how much hosting services raise their rates after the initial sign-up fees. We went with the last web host because reviewers said they didn’t do that, but they did. Now we’re hosted by wordpress.com, which is free.

As for the Las Vegas shooting event, contrary to previous, similar events, this one seems to have had some real bullets flying. However, many of the photos seem to have been staged, probably taken during the mass casualty drill that was conducted just before the event. There was an excellent video produced about the photos, called “Why are ANY Las Vegas shooting pictures Photoshopped?” by Truth, but this is now what’s there:

YouTube channel for photoshop video terminated

Truth pointed out, among other things, that the official photographs were focused and clear, while the cellphone photos were rather dark and grainy, which makes more sense because they were taken at night. And who would take the time to stop, frame, focus, and shoot when a sniper was shooting at you? Truth also revealed a man obviously photoshopped into a picture who, although not running, his feet were not touching the ground. Truth found the pictures on Google Images. They may still be there.

In transferring the blog, it became apparent that many of the YouTube videos, as well as other links, in earlier posts are no longer viable. However, I find their unavailability interesting and therefore have left the posts as they are.

San Bernardino shooting drill

Here we go again. See DAHBOO777’s video embedded below, which includes this statement from a KTLA report, “The San Bernardino PD’s SWAT team was training nearby…They were already suited up and ‘ready to roll.'”

My local news announced an interview with an eyewitness, the father of a man inside one of the buildings when the alleged shooting occurred. The only thing the man said was that the government must do something to stop mass shootings. Although the report was aired at least five hours after the event, no one knew the number of casualties.

The Wall Street Journal has this headline: In Grim Ritual, Barack Obama Again Calls for Stricter Gun Control After Mass Shooting. When are people going to wake up to the fact that these events are not real?

Cops kill someone every 8 hours

From the Free Thought Project:

As of February 15, only a month and a half into 2015, there has been at least 136 individuals killed by police in the United States since the first of the year.

As the author suggests, let these facts sink in.

The article cites examples of countries without murderous cops, such as Canada (14 killed by cops in 2014), England (1 killed in 2014, none in 2013), and Germany (zero killed by cops 2013-2014). The first thing that comes to mind is that the countries listed have strict gun control laws. Are the powers that be allowing, or perhaps encouraging, cops to kill U.S. citizens in a final push to disarm us?

And gun-grabbers, don’t try to tell the rest of us that the cops will stop killing citizens if the populace were disarmed. Do you really believe they would? Will handing over our guns inspire local police forces to melt down their assault weapons and tanks? And what about criminals, who will still have guns? Where do you get the moral authority to take away my means of self defense?

Back to the article:

So far this year all cop killers have been other cops. This year the police seem to be far more likely to die as a result of police brutality than at the hand of a violent suspect.

Just last week an officer responding to a domestic disturbance at a North Texas residence, shot and killed off-duty sheriff’s deputy Larry Hostetter, 41, shortly after midnight.

At the end of January, we also reported on a Yonkers police officer who shot a suicidal officer from another precinct, claiming he feared for his safety.

You don’t hear any of this on mainstream news. Here’s more of what they don’t tell us:

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the pro-police site that tracks every officer death, not a single police officer has been killed by a suspect so far this year.

Line of Duty Deaths: 14

How did the 14 die?

Automobile accident: 5
Heart attack: 4
Struck by vehicle: 2
Vehicle pursuit: 1
9/11 related illness: 1
Gunfire (Accidental): 1

Here’s more:

In fact, being a police officer isn’t even close to being in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in this country.  According to the 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics on work-related fatal injuries, “Police and sheriff’s patrol deputies” ranked as the 41st most dangerous occupation.

Also, according to an FBI report, Americans are less violent than ever; its the police who have been increasingly violent.

Free Thought Project’s conclusion:

As Liberation News pointed out, a vast majority of those killed by the police in 2015 have again been young African Americans and Latinos. The two youngest were both 17-years-old, Kristiana Coignard of Texas and Jessica Hernandez of Colorado. The oldest was 87-year-old Lewis Becker from rural upstate New York.

Officers who cannot bring 17-year-old girls or 87-year-old men into custody safely have absolutely no business “protecting and serving” anyone.  A person who cannot control a situation with a 90 pound high school girl or an elderly gentleman, and “fear for their life” so severely that they need to pull a trigger, is not a hero, they’re a coward.

These are just excerpts from the article, which can be found at Free Thought Project. It includes more info and some good links.

So many shootings just before UN Arms Trade Treaty takes effect

Have you noticed how many shootings are being reported lately? Did you know there is a UN Arms Trade Treaty that will take effect this Christmas Eve? From Wikipedia:

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is a multilateral treaty which has not entered into force that regulates the international trade in conventional weapons…

On 2 April 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted the ATT. The treaty has been signed by 122 states and has been ratified by 54. It will enter into force on 24 December 2014, having been ratified or acceded to by the requisite 50 states.

According to Wikipedia:

Conventional weapons include small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, as well as (non-weapons of mass destruction) bombs, shells, rockets, missiles, and cluster munitions. These weapons use explosive material based on chemical energy, as opposed to nuclear energy in nuclear weapons.

The usurpation of our rights is always explained in a way that makes it sound like a good idea. The Wikipedia article quotes Snopes:

The Arms Trade Treaty obligates member states to monitor arms exports and ensure that weapons don’t cross existing arms embargoes or end up being used for human-rights abuses, including terrorism. Member states, with the assistance of the U.N., will put into place enforceable, standardized arms import and export regulations (much like those that already exist in the U.S.) and be expected to track the destination of exports to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Ideally, that means limiting the inflow of deadly weapons into places like Syria.

Isn’t that nice? Explosives won’t be going to places like Syria. However, from the treaty’s opponents:

Anti-gun treaty proponents continue to mislead the public, claiming the treaty would have no impact on American gun owners. That’s a bald-faced lie. For example, the most recent draft treaty includes export/import controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the ‘end user’ of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an ‘end user’ and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.

Maybe the treaty isn’t so nice. From Investors.com:

The Orwellian-named United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, which has disarmed none of the world’s tyrants or terrorists, has announced on its website that the ATT will take effect on Christmas Eve, a lump of coal in the stockings of anyone who believes, as our Founding Fathers did when they wrote the Second Amendment, that guns in the hands of private citizens are the best defense against predators, terrorists and, yes, tyrannical governments.

The Obama administration and its allies at the state and local level have gone after our Second Amendment gun rights through what they call “common-sense restrictions,” and it wouldn’t be beyond this president to seek to implement the treaty’s gun-control provisions with his phone and pen as he’s done with climate change.

Under the title of “General Implementation,” Article 5 of the ATT requires that all states participating in the treaty “shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.”

Article 12 mandates that the list include the “quantity, value, model/type” as well as the identity of the “end users” of each weapon covered under the ATT.

As the Heritage Foundation notes, imported firearms, considered part of the “arms trade” to be regulated, constitute about 35% of the new firearms market in the U.S. This would subject private American gun owners to the provisions of the treaty, ratified or not.

A President with a pen, phone, and no respect for the Constitution is a dangerous thing. Add to the pen and phone the mainstream media. Are there really more shootings taking place? Or are we being programmed to insist upon having personal firearms taken away? Here are some quotes. You decide:

“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”
— George Orwell

“All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news.”
— Willy Munzenberg, Stalin’s propaganda chief

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”
— William Colby, former CIA director

“The media is a Counter-Intelligence organisation. The media backs every war. The role of the media and embedded historians is to surround the truth with a bodyguard of lies. “
— Greg Hallett