Big Brother Just Got Bigger: Doctors Can Report You to the FBI

It would be one thing if this new removal of a basic privacy right had been debated and hammered out between different parties. Instead, it was imposed by a gun-prohibitionist President based on calculating what he could get away with. Basically, now if you have a mental health crisis you have to worry about a doctor reporting you to the Feds. According to The Hill, “Rules eased on providing mental health records for background checks.” The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for Read more […]

Sorry, Obama. Only 2% Believe Guns Are our Most Important Problem. More Worry about Government and the Economy.

You may have noticed that Barack Obama and the media are spending a lot of time trying to convince the American people that the availability of guns is a major issue facing the nation. According to Gallup, both have completely failed in getting us to stampede in that direction. Only 2 percent of American think guns the most important issue. What are Americans’ chief concerns? The top ones were the federal government itself (!), the economy, jobs, immigration, and healthcare. Here are the Read more […]

How Do People Know that Antonin Scalia is Wrong about God?

Here’s the Associated Press headline: “Scalia says God is “very good” to US because US honors him, dismisses religious neutrality.” There are a couple of different issues entangled in the headline. The story  brings up some others that just confuse the issue. It tells us that Antonin Scalia is “controversial,” as if this implies something is wrong with his view. Worse, right at the end it tells readers of “comments he made during an affirmative action case, questioning whether some black students Read more […]

Iraqi Soldier Escapes ISIS Prison, Calls Out Obama

Iraqi Master Sergeant Karam Saad, in an interview with the Independent Journal, discussed how he was taken prisoner in 2014 by ISIS. While in Mosul shortly after its capture, Saad was caught by ISIS forces. Matching his name to a list of Iraqi military personnel, the ISIS soldiers took him to a prison facility, where Saad was held for three days. During his time there, Saad said, he was tortured with electric wires and bags full of water tied around his neck. He also witnessed how ISIS treated Read more […]

New Gun Restrictions for a New Year

It wouldn’t be a new year without a new set of laws aimed at making liberals feel less angsty about those scary guns the rest of America has. As per usual, every single one of the new gun laws was passed under the flag of “never again,” based on some media-hyped shooting, and as per usual, not a single one of the new laws would have stopped the incident that was its rallying cry. The big gun grab will be in California, where police will now be allowed to confiscate anybody’s guns for 21 days Read more […]

Alleged Belgium Security Orgy Tells Us Something about Security

According to the New York Times, “Brussels Police Investigate Reports of Police Orgy Amid Terror Alert.” In the six weeks since the Paris terrorist attacks, law enforcement agencies in Brussels, where most of the attackers lived or had ties, have been denounced as slow, unresponsive, disorganized and even incompetent. To this list of woes, another was added on Wednesday: Officials are investigating accounts of an alcohol-fueled “orgy” at a police station one night last month while Brussels, Read more […]

Protection or Plunder? Whole Foods and New York City

I wanted to like this Associated Press story because, in theory, it is about the government doing what the government is supposed to do. It is supposed to punish fraud. I was actually prepared to say something nice about New York City’s government–a rare event for any government but especially in the case of the Big Apple. Sadly, there are enough doubts raised in the story that I can’t be so positive. In fact, looking at another news story, I think this amounts to blackmail with AP only reporting Read more […]

You Can’t Say Anything about Women that Doesn’t Apply to “Trans Women”

On Point with Tom Ashbrook is NPR’s answer to the Rush Limbaugh Show. One hour today seemed like it might be interesting. Medication and Female Moods Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim. I thought this was interesting because I’ve heard similar arguments about children and the medications to treat ADD and ADHD. This especially affects boys. But a friend posted about Read more […]

Armed Father and SWAT Team Save Son’s Life from Hospital

Here’s a thumbnail sketch of what happed: Kid has a stroke; ruled brain dead and put on organ donor list. Armed dad goes in room and holds off medics for three hours. That is long enough for the son to recover enough functionality to prove he is NOT brain dead. He squeezed his father’s hand, and SWAT medic could see that he was alert when they came into the room. Dad spends some time in jail and then gets to spend Christmas with his highly recovered son. One of the lesson’s here is that the Read more […]

Police Told to Change Their Behavior!

I remember more than once being outraged over the way Christian chaplains were ordered to hide their crosses while stationed in an Islamic country, or at the military burning Bibles. We’ve come quite far since then. From the Independent Sentinel: “Texas Politicians to Police: No Reading the Bible at Lunch and No Displaying the National Motto Either.” What do you think of a politician telling you what you cannot read at lunch? How about politicians banning the National Motto? A group of police Read more […]

Restaurant Employee Shoots Masked Gunman. Will He Be Charged?

I wouldn’t be surprised if this armed employee is fired by the restaurant because he as carrying a weapon. Most businesses make their property a gun-free zone at least as far as employees are concerned. Whether or not he was supposed to do so, this restaurant employee was prepared. The Sun-Sentinel reports, “Masked gunman shot dead by restaurant employee.” The tables turned for a masked gunman when he was shot and killed by an employee of the Miramar restaurant he attempted to rob, police said. Just Read more […]

Judge Rules Home Raid over Tea Counts as Probable Cause

// “This is not what justice in the United States is supposed to be.” – Addie Harte Back in March of 2014, Mark Horne posted about how the Harte family was terrorized by police in a raid. The raid was based on the husband buying material at a hydroponics store, and the discovery of used wet tea leaves in the family garbage. The hydroponics equipment was perfectly legal and was purchased for a father-son science project. The tea was “field tested,” which is notorious for false positives. Read more […]