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102821 No. 102821 ID: bf98e0 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>I guess this is why libertarians love to vote for the Republican party instead of their own party. Pic related, its the reigning king of Republicans and libertarian jesus (a Republican)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the Patriot Act.

The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

It puts McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the bill’s co-sponsor, squarely on the side of advocates of the National Security Agency’s continued ability to collect millions of Americans’ phone records each day in the hunt for clues of terrorist activity.

That NSA program was revealed publicly almost two years ago by a former agency contractor, Edward Snowden. The disclosure touched off a global debate over the proper scope of surveillance by U.S. spy agencies and led President Obama to call for an end to the NSA’s collection of the records.

In filing the bill, McConnell and Burr invoked a Senate rule that enabled them to bypass the traditional committee vetting process and take the bill straight to the floor. No date has been set for such consideration.

The move provoked a swift response from Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, who has been working with other panel members on legislation to end the government’s mass collection of phone and other records for national security purposes.

“Despite overwhelming consensus that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act must end, Senate Republican leaders are proposing to extend that authority without change,” he said in a statement Tuesday night. “This tone deaf attempt to pave the way for five and a half more years of unchecked surveillance will not succeed. I will oppose any reauthorization of Section 215 that does not contain meaningful reforms.”
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>> No. 102822 ID: e44cc8
>Rand Paul
>Libertarian

Don't get him confused with his father.
>> No. 102826 ID: 285294
  Who knew that a group of oligarchs would prefer to keep tabs on us lowly proles? It's almost as if they have a vested interest.
>> No. 102965 ID: 23171c
>>102826
If you're implying it's not news..


http://pastebin.com/V51dLWrQ #Fateful_Times_And_Cynicism
[From 'Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times'. Seven Stories Press.]


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102720 No. 102720 ID: 511ecb hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
There was a Draw Mohhamed event in Garland Texas tonight. Apparently 2 muslims with explosives and AKs were shot outside the event.

http://rt.com/usa/255297-texas-suspects-shot-mohammed/

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/shooting-outside-garland-texas-center/

Attempting a Charlie Hedbo or Mumbai style terrorist attack in Texas qualifies for a Darwin Award, surely.
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>> No. 102935 ID: 4bb7e7
That's totes an AK
>> No. 102940 ID: 43d4a1
>>102930

Yup. Ghetto bashed Saiga taking AR mags. Top kek.
>> No. 102943 ID: cd4a7e
>>102934
>factory stock is actually shadow from the pistol grip.

Yea I see it now.
>> No. 102961 ID: 51c610
>>102934
Why does the car look partly blown to shit? The report mentioned the cops looked for explosives but found none.
>> No. 102962 ID: 095a2b
>>102961
Controlled demo on the trunk


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102780 No. 102780 ID: e7f332 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
https://mikerogers.house.gov/press-release/rogers-let-cmp-handle-army-surplus-vintage-firearms

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks after passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2016 out of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), which included his amendment to allow the Army to transfer its surplus vintage firearms to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).

“As a gun owner and strong believer in the Second Amendment, my proposal is a common-sense approach to eliminating an unnecessary cost to the Federal government while allowing the very capable CMP to handle the sale of these vintage firearms that otherwise would just sit in storage. This amendment is a win – win for the taxpayer. I was pleased the amendment passed the committee and appreciate the support my colleagues on this proposal,” Rogers said.

Currently, the Army stores excess M1911A1 pistols, which used to be the standard U.S. Armed Forces sidearm, until it was replace by the Berretta 9mm pistol. Besides the 8,300 pistols that have been sold to law enforcement and transferred to foreign countries for a small price, the rest of the M1911A1 pistols are now being held in storage costing the taxpayer around $200,000 a year.

Transferring these vintage pistols to the CMP would allow them to inspect, grade, prepare for sale and sell these pistols. The CMP would reimburse the Army for costs associated with transferring the pistols. CMP South, headquartered in Anniston, Alabama, oversees sales. CMP North is headquartered in Camp Perry, Ohio.

The NDAA is expected to come to the House Floor in May.
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>> No. 102833 ID: 7b177d
>>102819

>Don't you think it's likely that the CMP would impose some kind of quantity limit? Don't they do that for M1s?

Yeah, 12 per year. Having bought an M1 through them and gone through the process, they seem pretty vulnerable to anyone who wants to resale. Other than submitting proof on membership in a gun club/shooting experience, they basically work on the honor system. They have issued statements in the past alluding to being had by resales, and it appears their shortage of M1's is directly related to the run the bubbas made after Sandy Hook.

Unrelated, but I just took a look through their website and saw this:

>Q. WILL .45'S BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CMP?
>A. No.

Home they were talking about an old rumor.
>> No. 102854 ID: 3254ec
>>102833
So basically the CMP is a few years out from having no rifles to sell except commercial .22's?

sheeeeiiiitttt
>> No. 102861 ID: f9a97c
>>102829
In the eyes of the ATF, "yes".

The DCM proposed removing the tang where the selector mounts (A process that would have rendered the weapon incapable of ever being easily converted to FA) but the ATF still said "no". Because "reasons".
>> No. 102869 ID: 65c27c
>>102861

Funny enough while in JROTC we had demilled M14s we used for drill purposes, bolt face was welded, rod welded in the barrel, selector notch was still there funny enough.
>> No. 102878 ID: 2fe518
>Yeah, 12 per year. Having bought an M1 through them and gone through the process, they seem pretty vulnerable to anyone who wants to resale. Other than submitting proof on membership in a gun club/shooting experience, they basically work on the honor system. They have issued statements in the past alluding to being had by resales, and it appears their shortage of M1's is directly related to the run the bubbas made after Sandy Hook.

I've seen people posting pictures of their rifles and they have like five or six CMP M1s and it always sizzles my grits a little bit. Like shit, after the 3rd m1 what are you even doing aside from taking more rifles out of the supply for people that don't have any yet?


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102831 No. 102831 ID: 06f96c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.saf.org/?p=6109

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation is disappointed that federal Judge Benjamin H. Settle today dismissed without prejudice our lawsuit challenging provisions of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure passed in Washington State last November.

However, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb noted that in reaching his decision, Judge Settle acknowledged that “The Court is sympathetic to Plaintiffs in that one must actually be prosecuted or under actual or immediate threat of prosecution before the Court may address the constitutionality of a statute.” The judge further observed that “the fairness of this rule may definitely be questioned…”

“It is mind boggling that a law-abiding citizen evidently must put their civil rights, not to mention their clean criminal record, at risk before a court can rule whether a law is constitutional,” Gottlieb observed. “It is definitely unfair, and we believe every American will think it unfair that someone has to be chained and incarcerated before they are allowed to challenge an attack on their constitutional rights.

“Because the state has refused to prosecute violators does not diminish the constitutional threat of this law,” he stressed. “This is 2015, not the Dark Ages.

“However,” Gottlieb said, “If the state is willing to sign a consent decree that they will not prosecute any citizen under I-594 who is not prohibited from owning firearms, we will consider not filing an appeal.”

Gottlieb and his legal team will continue to pursue justice in this case.
>> No. 102842 ID: 060538
>“If the state is willing to sign a consent decree that they will not prosecute any citizen under I-594 who is not prohibited from owning firearms, we will consider not filing an appeal.”

The thought of this gives me the warm fuzzies. Talk about pissing off antis.
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>SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb
jews in charge of protecting gun rights
>> No. 102845 ID: 885afe
>>102831
I guess you can say that judge Settled that argument.
>> No. 102850 ID: 06f96c
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>>102844
Oy Vey


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102569 No. 102569 ID: 649f2c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
>pic sheldon adelson in the traditional pose of his people
The Republican presidential candidates are set to crucify each other on crosses of gold.

GOP leaders exulted a few years ago when the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other decisions invited the rich to pour unlimited sums into political campaigns — and they are, by the billions of dollars.

But the Law of Unintended Consequences frequently rules the practice of politics, and it has once again. Republican candidates are hauling in so much money that the flood of cash has washed away the Darwinian system of natural selection that previously allowed parties to pick their nominees.

In the past, there was a money primary: If candidates polled poorly, their fundraising would dry up and they’d have to drop out of the race. But such market principles no longer apply, because a large number of inviable candidates are artificially subsidized — kept in the race by a beneficent billionaire, or even a friendly multimillionaire or two. With no easy way to push weak candidates from the race, Republicans are being hoist by their own gilded petard.

My Post colleagues Matea Gold and Ed O’Keefe reported Monday that no fewer than 15 White House hopefuls are being assisted by outside groups typically formed as “super PACs” and run by the candidate’s allies. For the first time in the modern political era, political operatives say it’s possible the eventual nominee need not win in either Iowa or New Hampshire.

[Financial arms race could drag out GOP primaries]

Still-undeclared candidate Jeb Bush, who is on course to haul in $100 million by the end of next month, boasted to donors Sunday night that his fundraising has been historic (so good that his too-successful super PAC temporarily limited contributions to $1 million). But Bush’s take, Gold and O’Keefe noted, hasn’t stopped groups from raising, in short order, $20 million or $30 million apiece for Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio. With that kind of money available, you’re unlikely to quit even if you’re an asterisk in the polls.

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>> No. 102795 ID: 626b5e
>>102794

Oh and I also promise to finally rid the galaxy of those damnable jedis. Change we can believe in!... because we shot them all.
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102796
>>102794
Well if you get elected you need to give favors to all your friends and fellow OPERATORS.

You should make me the director for life of the NSA and give me Rhode Island so I can turn the entire thing into a golf course. I don't even play golf but I just was to be able to say I own a golf course the size of Rhode Island.
>> No. 102797 ID: 626b5e
>>102796

Whatever. Nobody will actually notice Rhode Island is a golf course now anyways. Sure.

On the bright side, I'd probably be the only one honest enough to admit I'm into cartoon super-villain shit and just plan to make myself ruler for life and build a bunch of star destroyers and shit. The other guys all think like that too, but they pretend not to and don't get shit done. It's a disgrace that America doesn't have star destroyers and at-ats already. DARPA can finally build that orbital battle station they wanted, too, which I will promptly install a throne room on and re-designate Air Force 1.
>> No. 102799 ID: 626b5e
>>102797

My platform specifies; no more welfare because that's money that could get spent on star destroyers, the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, COMPNOR for short, will oversee social programs to ensure all people without jobs get jobs if they need one (read: conscripted).

Illegal immigrants all get a free pass so long as they join the Imperial Army, Navy, or Stormtrooper Corps, otherwise they just get press-ganged into conscript service but still paid not like slaves or anything.

Jedis will be killed. All of them.

Enemies of the Empire will be mercilessly hunted down and crushed because we will not tolerate rebel scum.

Wookies and other furries will be enslaved and their stupid magical forests bulldozed to make room for more giant grey buildings.

Every family will have a home, and a TIE fighter in every garage. Expanding housing and providing for families to grow and increase their productivity can only serve to increase population and GDP accordingly as well as provide ample recruits for the whole galactic conquest thing.

Galaxy gets conquered. I'll go lead that one personally in cool golden armor because why the fuck not. Or my clone successor can do that later. Whatever's convenient.
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>>102796
>implying the native Swamp Yankees wouldn't fight back tooth and nail


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102663 No. 102663 ID: 7c90e8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Simply carrying a large amount of cash in a grocery sack in your car is now sufficient grounds for a police officer to seize your money, a US circuit court has ruled.

http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/police-seize-63530-from-veteran-because-he-kept-it-in-grocery-bags/
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>> No. 102675 ID: 3f8c1c
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102675
Better link, and doc. Not to say the civil asset forfeiture schtick isn't in serious need of reform, but I'd say in all likelihood it was still drug money and he's lucky to not be pressed further.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2015/04/16/veteran-forfeiture-nebraska/
http://www.courthousenews.com/home/OpenAppellateOpinion.aspx?OpinionStatusID=136783
>> No. 102691 ID: ca37e4
>>102675

Yeah, as with most things posted here from tabloid-ic sources (e.g. offthegrindnews), I had to google the headline before finding an actual, non-sensationalist/pandering version of the article.

I also love how any article trying to incite anger in people always throws "veteran" in the headline whenever they can, as though being in the military somehow precludes anyone from ever being involved with crime. And I appreciate how the OP attached a completely unrelated picture from some much older vet. This shit is fucking TMZ-quality journalism and people who post like this should be banned, honestly. Sensationalist threads are worse than hoboken threads.
>> No. 102721 ID: 9aea35
>smelled marijuana on it
Most US dollars contain a trace amount of cocaine
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/aug/17/cocaine-dollar-bills-currency-us

This is completely unreasonable
>> No. 102755 ID: cce514
>vet driving around with a garbage bag full of cash
>dindunuffin
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>keeping your life savings just in cash


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102680 No. 102680 ID: 06f96c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Medford-police-may-have-to-retire-their-pot-sniffing-dogs-302312161.html

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Narc and Cody are finding out there's truth to the adage "you can't teach an old dog new tricks."

The two drug-sniffing canines that work for Medford police could face early retirement because they are too good at detecting marijuana, which will become legal July 1.

"It's kind of sad," Deputy Chief Brett Johnson said. "Nobody wants to see a dog lose its job."

The issue arises because drug-sniffing dogs are often used to provide leads - probable cause - that can allow police to search people or property for drugs. If a suspect were carrying marijuana and heroin and a dog trained to smell both indicated the presence of a drug, any arrest could be invalidated, because the dog may have been smelling legal marijuana.

Because it's difficult to retrain a dog on what to search for with its nose, one or both dogs may be phased out. Medford police have requested $24,000 in the upcoming city budget for new dogs trained to smell only heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, and not marijuana. Each dog costs $12,000, an amount that includes extensive training and certification.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are facing similar issues after voters approved Ballot Measure 91 last November, which made pot legal for anyone 21 and older.

Oregon State Police has eight drug-sniffing dogs used to detect drugs in vehicles, buildings, storage facilities, luggage and other locations.
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102570 No. 102570 ID: fe2a75 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
The Iranian organ Farsnews claims that Iran has seized a U.S. ship. Thirty-four are on board, the outlet claims. Fars claims:
The Iranian Navy has confiscated the American trade vessel with all its 34 crew for trespassing on Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
An Iranian warship is now taking the American vessel to Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf.

There has been no official confirmation of the seizure yet.
Al Arabiya is reporting that U.S. has been fired on by the Iranians:
Iran has fired at a U.S. cargo ship and has directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported on Tuesday.
Up to 34 American sailors are believed to be onboard the ship, Al Arabiya reported.
CNBC reports the U.S. Navy says the claims are false:
Senior U.S. Navy officials told NBC News there had not been any confrontation between Iran's Revolutionary Guard and any Navy ships, however.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/iran-claims-have-seized-us-ship_933291.html
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>> No. 102585 ID: f013be
>>102582
Ships can be flagged under different countries

For example a US merchant ship can be flagged under an Italian flag, without ever having been near Italy
It makes no difference it's just what country they chose to register under, usually they do it because the laws of that country are better than the country of origin

Despite being a relatively small country Greece I think holds the largest number of flagged ships in the world, most of them Chinese in origin
>> No. 102589 ID: 87bfdc
>>102570
I just want operation praying mantis 2.0. Is that so much to ask?
>> No. 102603 ID: df12a0
>>102589

PBE can do it. If we only send in waffles ss by himself.
>> No. 102624 ID: fd0828
Sounds like a job for Four Leaves Maritime Security.
>> No. 102657 ID: 06f96c
>>102585
My friends dad has ships from Greece, IIRC they are crewed by indonesians with greek officers registered in Malasia and flagged Liberia.


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101925 No. 101925 ID: ac4c82 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.newsweek.com/chechnya-threatens-arm-mexico-if-us-sends-weapons-ukraine-316959

>He warned that the supply of arms to Ukraine will be perceived by Chechnya, a southern Russian republic, as a signal to deliver new weapons to Mexico to “resume debate on the legal status of the territories annexed by the U.S.”
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>> No. 102620 ID: cc6025
>>102210
I don't
>> No. 102625 ID: 254d85
>>102194
>Russia should use its special forces within the borders of the United States to fuel instability and separatism. For instance, provoke "Afro-American racists". Russia should "introduce geopolitical disorder into internal American activity, encouraging all kinds of separatism and ethnic, social and racial conflicts, actively supporting all dissident movements – extremist, racist, and sectarian groups, thus destabilizing internal political processes in the U.S. It would also make sense simultaneously to support isolationist tendencies in American politics."
>> No. 102655 ID: e350d8
>>102625
Yep, this is a excerpt from Foundations of Geopolitics. read at the strategic level in Russia. Basically a fascist handbook for fascist Russia under Putin.

Don't worry, when commodity prices collapse and Russian demographic collapses. Russia will not even be able to fully man its army. That's why Russia is attacking now, they don't have much time left and oil has really screwed them. Still suffering a brain drain that has only quickened to staggering numbers.

Russia will become more irrelevant and more of a back water shit hole relic from the 80's. Couple that with Russia's ridiculous subsidies for its economically nonviable cities and Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL_09mazZs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL_09mazZs8

Good run down, especially the second video. Showing why Russia is so weak.
>> No. 102656 ID: faf5b0
>>102655
>Basically a fascist handbook for fascist Russia under Putin.
It's just a regular grand politics geo-political essay that may or may not be read by people in various academies and universities in Russia. You'd be surprised the books they read at equivalent institutions in America.

Besides, you say fascist as though it's a bad thing.
>> No. 102658 ID: 70d38f
>>102655
>Yep, this is a excerpt from Foundations of Geopolitics. read at the strategic level in Russia.
Can you ever post just anything other than this pile of mammoth shit, like, something useful or related to the discussion?


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102635 No. 102635 ID: a583c8 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Self-proclaimed libertarian micro-state whose founder admires Nigel Farage welcomes its first citizens on Friday, with the first 100 arrivals to be granted honorary citizenship

The first citizens will arrive on Friday to populate the world's newest self-declared country – Liberland, a tiny patch of woodland and fields on the sandy banks of the River Danube.

The establishment of the pocket-sized nation was declared earlier this month on land wedged between Croatia and Serbia which, its founders argue, was never properly claimed by either country.


Liberland has its own flag, which features an eagle and a sun, a constitution, and a motto – "To live and let live".

Its self-appointed ruler is Vit Jedlicka, a conservative, anti-EU Czech politician and admirer of Britain's Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP.


Liberland has its own flag, which features an eagle and a sun, a constitution, and a motto – "To live and let live".

Its self-appointed ruler is Vit Jedlicka, a conservative, anti-EU Czech politician and admirer of Britain's Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP.
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I hope it works out for them.


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