Army Exercise Targets Tea Party as Terrorists

Filed under:Bill of Rights — posted by 3wire on 4/29/2010 @ 2:28 pm

Re-post from Warrior Times

Tea Party Terrorist?

Tea Party Terrorist?

It seems the Army is running some scary scenarios with Heath care and Tax protesters as the ‘bad guys”.

New info as of 16:00 CDT

Update from Mark Alexander – April 29, 2010

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Regarding my essay, Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists’, I was contacted by senior command staff at Ft. Knox this afternoon. There was a security exercise at Ft. Knox this week, but an officer in the security loop altered the scenario “in order to make it more realistic.” Those alterations were described in my essay, exactly as they appeared. The command staff informed me that the alterations were not approved at the command level and that the individual who circulated the scenario through official channels will “receive appropriate counsel.” I was assured that the Command staff would not have authorized such a scenario.

Social Justice

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 4/13/2010 @ 2:34 pm

From: The Tenth Amendment Center

It appears that there are two popular definitions of “social justice”. One involves an individual who chooses to give freely to people in need; this one is historically referred to as charity. The other requires the use of government force under the guise of good will to seize production from one and give to another. This one is nothing but theft and historically results in little less than slavery. Unfortunately, this is what most people mean when they speak of social justice.

Definition of Justice:

“The administering of deserved punishment or reward”

Is it possible that adding the word “social” before “justice” can result in a definition that makes it “just” to steal from someone because it is socially acceptable to do so? Promoters of social justice should spend a moment and reflect on which definition they support, why they embrace it and whether their concept of “justice” infringes on another person’s rights or freedom, and whether this other person guilty of a crime and thus punishment.

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Apple Lobbys for Cap-and-Trade, Avoids Same

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on 4/7/2010 @ 2:34 pm

From: Washington Examiner

So if Apple’s lobbying effort is successful, American companies will pay for their carbon emissions, but no such carbon costs will fall on Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, which made your iPad.

Under cap-and-trade, Apple company would pay for the 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide emitted annually by its U.S. buildings and domestic operations, and also for the 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide emitted by shipping its products. But the 3.8 million tons of CO2 emitted by its manufacturing — 81 percent of the company’s total — would be exempt from a carbon tax because the emissions would be in China.

Disarming America

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 4/5/2010 @ 2:56 pm

From: Warrior Times

This from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is an oldie but goody. I like to trot this one out from time to time when people ask me “why so much politics”,  “Why do you feel the need to post and re-post every little political blurb about guns and the Constitution“? There is even a pretty good gun website where right on the home page banner it says ” No Politics, Just Guns”. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to worry about our freedoms? But if that was the case we wouldn’t need Sheepdogs or Warriors.  I could spend a lot more time drinking Scotch and smoking cigars and less time scouring the Internet and Old Media looking for the next threat vector. Until that day, we remain as always.  Now here from 2007:

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