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Chalk up one for the good guys….

 

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Don’t forget to click on the link at the bottom of this page, and watch the video…. The only thing I would suggest sentence Samuel Williams to 40 hours of range time, to improve his aim.  If there were more people like him,  “masked men” would think twice about becoming masked men.

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Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet  cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the  suspects.

Surveillance video shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe  around 10 p.m. Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports one pointed a gun at  customers while the other swung a baseball bat.

The video shows patron Samuel Williams pulling a handgun and shooting. He  continues firing while the suspects fall over each other as they run out the  door.

Nineteen-year-olds Duwayne Henderson and Davis Dawkins were later arrested  and face attempted armed robbery with a firearm and criminal mischief charges.  They were transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dawkins had a superficial wound in his left arm, but Henderson was shot in  two places: his left buttock and his right hip.

Both posted bail and were released.

Williams has a concealed weapons permit. Bill Gladson of the Marion County  State Attorney’s Office says the shooting appears justified.

Neither of the men have a criminal record, authorities said

Both men were arrested for attempted robbery with a firearm.

Click for more from  MyFoxOrlando.com

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/18/florida-customer-shoots-suspects-during-internet-cafe-robbery/#ixzz21740If9p

Here’s another source

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4436055/Zimmer-fray-me-Hero-71-chases-off-armed-robbers-with-his-own-gun.html

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Can anyone explain this to me?

The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of  Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance  Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance  programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and  migrant communities in America.

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help  educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available  nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web  page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and  network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M.  Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in  2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America  provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans,  Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The  information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.

The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles  and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms  of the Mexican government in America. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided  under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.

Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican  government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs are available free  online for order and download. A partial list of materials include English and  Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food  Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition  Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America  Stronger.”

When asked for details and to elaborate on the program, USDA stressed it was  established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.

“The partnership with the Mexican embassy was established in 2004,” a USDA  spokesman wrote The Daily Caller in an email. “USDA does not perform outreach to  immigrants that are undocumented, and therefore not eligible for SNAP.” (RELATED: USDA  buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website)

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been pushing for reform of  SNAP, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom  Vilsack on Wednesday demanding more answers and documents pertaining to the  partnership.

The agency has yet to supply documents and information requested by Sessions’ Senate Budget Committee staff, including the Memorandums of Understanding  between USDA and the Mexican government regarding the food assistance  partnership.

In an interview with TheDC, Sessions explained that the little-known  partnership raises questions not just about where tax money is going, but about  America’s immigration policy.

“It’s a very disturbing policy, gone on for some years, and it raises very  serious questions about American immigration policy as well as fiscal policy,” Session said. “Let’s get back to the fundamentals. What happened with the ‘96  welfare reform was to say that if want to you come to America you come legally,  you assert you’re not coming for welfare benefits but you’re coming to work or  otherwise be independent. There is no logic behind an immigration policy that  would encourage immigrants who can’t successfully operate within this  society.”

According to Sessions, immigrants who come to America should be able to  operate successfully without the aid of government.

“An immigration policy should seek to bring people to the United States who  will be able to function independently without government subsidies,” he  explained. “We’ve got millions of people that want to come here, millions of  people who would be able to perform without a subsidy, so we need to be  selecting those people.”

Sessions isn’t simply concerned that the USDA has eschewed transparency with  their Mexican partnership or that legal immigrants are encouraged to get on the  government’s handout rolls — he is also worried about the lack of protections  against undocumented immigrants receiving benefits for which they are not  qualified.

As the senator detailed in his letter to Vilsack, and the USDA’s 2011 Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility for SNAP explains, although undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible to  enroll in SNAP, illegals may enroll their eligible children.

It is up to the states to determine if applicants or households are qualified  aliens. In some circumstances, SNAP benefits can be conferred upon people who  merely state, upon penalty of perjury, that they are in the country legally.

“Applicants need only attest that they are citizens of the United States, and  the state must accept that attestation as conclusive,” Sessions explained in his  letter. “Some states currently voluntarily participate in the Systematic Alien  Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, which allows administrators to run  a simple check to determine if non-citizen applicants are eligible for benefits.  States that do not use SAVE to verify alien status may simply accept the  applicant’s attestation of legal status as a substitute for verification, or,  alternately, may accept submitted documents without checking their  veracity.”

Sessions offered an amendment to the Senate version of the 2012 farm bill  last month which would have required the government to use SAVE — a program  similar to E-Verify — to ensure SNAP recipients are in the country legally. The  amendment was not brought to the floor for a vote.

According to Sessions’ office, the Congressional Budget Office was unable to  estimate how much money the SAVE amendment would have saved because the federal  government does not know how many ineligible illegal immigrants have accessed  SNAP.

Mexico is the only country with which USDA has a nutrition assistance  outreach partnership agreement.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/19/usda-partnering-with-mexico-to-boost-food-stamp-participation/#ixzz216y0tQsH

 

My comment:

The use of food stamps should be discouraged, not promoted.

Journalists Required To Show IDs at Eric Holder’s Talk On The Evil of IDs

Journalists Required To Show IDs at Eric Holder’s Talk On The Evil of IDs

Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder spoke to the NAACP today and described voter ID laws as racism…

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Attorney General Eric Holder went off script today to say that voter ID laws like one being implemented in Texas are “poll taxes,” equating the requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID in order to cast ballots to the Jim Crow laws of the early 1900s.

“Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them,” Holder said in a speech to the NAACP on Tuesday, referring specifically to a law being implemented in Texas. “We call those poll taxes.”

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Too bad every single journalist in the room was subjected to such a harsh form of racism.

 

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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO DELIVER REMARKS TOMORROW TO NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at the NAACP National Convention during the plenary session on TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT.

WHO: Attorney General Eric Holder

WHAT: Remarks at the NAACP National Convention

WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 12:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. CDT

WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials athttp://action.naacp.org/page/s/registration. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 9:45 a.m. CDT for a 10:00 a.m. CDT security sweep. Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit.

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Link to original article found here:

http://americanglob.com/2012/07/10/journalists-required-to-show-ids-at-eric-holders-talk-on-the-evil-of-ids/

Homeland Security directs Border Patrol to ‘run away’ and ‘hide’ from gunmen

Main Points of the “Active Shooter” training course

  • Evacuate: If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate  the premises.
  • Hide out: If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where  the active shooter is less likely to find you.
  • Take action: As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent  danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.

Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them,  along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide  if they encounter an “active shooter.”

It’s one thing to tell civilian employees to cower under a desk if a gunman  starts spraying fire in a confined area, say members of Tucson Local  2544/National Border Patrol Council, but to give armed law enforcement  professionals the same advice is downright insulting. The instructions from DHS  come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial.

“We are now taught in an ‘Active Shooter’ course that if we encounter a  shooter in a public place we are to ‘run away’ and ‘hide’” union leader Brandon  Judd wrote on the website of 3,300-member union local. “If we are cornered by  such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become ‘aggressive’ and ‘throw  things’ at him or her. We are then advised to ‘call law enforcement’ and wait  for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are  slaughtered).”

The FEMA-administered computer course, entitled “IS-907- Active Shooter: What  You Can Do,” is a 45-minute tutorial that provides guidance to all employees on  how to recognize indicators of possible workplace violence and what to do should  their office be invaded by gunmen and focuses around three main options; either  evacuate, hide out, or in dire circumstances, take action.

Once the course is completed, employees are urged to download additional  materials including a summary booklet and pocket-sized card outlining protocol,  which was also handed out to employees two months ago.

One DHS employee told FoxNews.com the instruction cards were handed out to  employees six weeks ago. At the time, he assumed they were only for civilian  employees, not armed law enforcement officers within the department, which  oversees the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“Requiring BP agents to follow the same steps is egregious,” he said.

DHS officials maintain that the Active Shooter course was designed for all  employees—civilian and law-enforcement officers– and no one should rush into a  situation where they, or others around them, could get hurt.

“The Department of Homeland Security takes very seriously its responsibility  to protect all of its employees from threats that may surface in the workplace,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel said in a written  statement to FoxNews.com

“CBP workforce training is designed to prepare all employees, including  leaders, managers, supervisors, law enforcement personnel and non-law  enforcement personnel, to understand their own roles and the roles of their  fellow employees in responding to threats. In an active shooter scenario,  employees are taught to take actions that keep them alive.”

But members of Local 2544 say they are obligated to protect the public in  such a situation, whether they are on duty or not. Given the instructions, some  wonder if they would be disciplined for taking down a gunman in a situation like  the Fort Hood shooting or the January, 2011 case in Casa Adobes, in which a  deranged gunmen shot 19 people, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Six people were killed.

“It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when  we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and  save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the  Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown  objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a  firearm,” the union local’s website says.

Original story located here:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/29/border-patrol-union-claims-homeland-security-safety-course-promotes/

We’ve Moved !

We’ve moved to  WordPress.com!

After rejecting Google’s 12 fold price increase offer to remain with their “Blogger” service, I’ve moved all my blogs to WordPress.

There will be some fine tuning of blog format and layout, however the content will remain the same just a different location.

 

google storage order problem

Problem with google storage order

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Issa: Fast & Furious Wiretap Applications Reveal Senior DOJ Involvement

by Mary Chastain

Today, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder detailing how wiretap applications reveal how close senior officials at the Department of Justice were to Operation Fast & Furious.

According to Chairman Issa, the applications were approved from March to July of 2010. Each one contained a memo from Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer authorizing it on behalf of Mr. Holder. These memos were also marked for Emory Hurley, the lead prosecutor for Operation Fast & Furious.

The DOJ leadership has repeated many times that this was a local issue and senior officials in Washington, DC were not involved. Chairman Issa notes Mr. Holder said during his February 2, 2012 testimony that wiretap applications contained no information on Fast & Furious.

Since senior officials signed off on these applications, the DOJ can no longer claim that if they knew about Fast & Furious they would have shut it down. These wiretap applications contained information on the tactics that were being used. The documents also showed that top ATF officials, not DOJ officials, were concerned about the number of weapons involved. Chairman Issa said it was ATF Deputy Director William Hoover who became concerned about the volume and demanded an exit strategy to end Fast & Furious as soon as possible. But when DOJ officials were confronted with the exact same information, they just let it go.

Chairman Issa said the committee now knows why the DOJ was reluctant handing over these documents. It destroys the DOJ’s excuse that F&F was just a local issue.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry lost his life on December 14, 2010. Guns found at the scene were connected to Fast & Furious. Hundreds of Mexicans have been murdered. Guns from Fast & Furious have been found at 12 crime scenes in America.

Representative Paul Gosar’s state of Arizona has been greatly affected by Fast & Furious. On Thursday, he will host a Special Order on Fast & Furious at the end of the day immediately following votes. He released this following statement about these developments:

Every detail of Fast and Furious has been alarming. Today’s developments of misinformation and lies, showing that top DOJ political appointees were in fact intimately aware of Operation Fast and Furious from the beginning, demonstrate what we already know—Eric Holder must go now. The American people and Congress deserve truthful answers in a timely manner. AG Holder and his senior staff have shown contempt for the Constitution by preventing us from getting those answers. I reiterate my call for Eric Holder’s resignation, and I am calling upon leadership to take up my Resolution of ‘No Confidence’ in Attorney General Holder, which has 114 cosponsors, for a vote as soon as possible.