Sunday, August 30, 2009
According to the poll, if they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, just 25% of voters nationwide would keep the current batch of legislators. 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.
It goes on to state that overall, these numbers are little changed since last October. With Democrats controlling both chambers of Congress, it's not surprising to find that the number of Democrats who would vote to keep the entire Congress has grown from 25% last fall to 43% today. In fact, a modest plurality of Democrats would now vote to keep the legislators. Last fall, a plurality of Democrats were ready to throw them all out.
There is a ton more data in the article, be sure to check it out.
We then move on to comment on an opinion piece on Campaign For Liberty's website titled The Liberal Fear of Guns by Jacob Hornberger.
We then move onto an article from Gun Owners of America titled 'He Had A Gun and Nothing Happened'. This is in response to the several townhall meetings across the country where firearms were present.
According to the article, The Second Amendment was added to our Constitution to ensure that the individual right to keep and bear arms not be infringed. Infringement would impair the proper functioning of the militia which had been America’s homeland security system all through colonial times and well into our republican era.
The armed attendees made it clear that they were exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Zero tolerance of firearms has become so extreme that even a picture of a gun can get a student kicked out of school. The presence of armed citizens helps correct the notion that guns are inherently dangerous.
There are those who don’t like Americans owning guns at all, let alone carrying them openly. They can be counted on to run around squawking like Chicken Little that the sky is falling -- a calamity brought about by the presence of an armed citizen in public. We are warned that: “Somebody might grab the gun and do something bad! The armed citizen will intimidate others! Tempers will flare and blood will run in the streets!”
Read the rest ofthe article here - http://gunowners.org/op08202009lp.htm
We then talked about an uncoming event this week in Austin, Polygraph Radio Truth Tour featuring Jack Blood and the Austin, TX Revolutionary Allstars plus many others Thursday, Sept 3rd @ Headhunters. There are also many other show dates lined up across the country, check it out here - http://polygraphradio.net/musicsite/?page_id=23
We then discuss an article out of The Canadian Press by James Keller called 'New browser red-flags disputed facts on the web'.
According to the article, the current version of the software relies entirely on users to identify disputed claims, provide evidence and point the software to other instances of that claim on the web, so right now there's still not much content being highlighted.
You can read the article here - http://thespec.com/News/Business/article/626011
We ended the show mentioning the Fealgood Foundation Charity Ball on September 11th in Colts Neck, NJ. To purchase tickets or make a donation, please go here - http://www.fealgoodcharityball.com/
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Part 1 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32457652/ns/politics-white_house/
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D5LxdmSBj4
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUJdf3dwHQ
We also talked about the townhall meetings week before last where citizens with firearms were present and the issue of Open Carry.
William Kostric on Hardball w/Chris Matthews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XflE0RMiIiA&feature=player_embedded
We also discussed the townhall in Arizona where a dozen or so citizens carried guns outside the convention center Obama was speaking. Read further here - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32457652/ns/politics-white_house/
Here are some good recommendations someone sent me if you do choose to open carry:
TO DO IF YOU ARE TO CARRY:
1) Locate a private property (church, business parking lot, etc) that gives you permission to be present with arms.
2) Ideally, a phone call should be made to the local police station to let them know. This was what was done in Arizona. Is it necessary? No. But it's a nice gesture and smooths relations. If you have the necessary license, they will say 'cool, thanks for informing us' and that's that.
3) If possible, go as a group of at least three or more. There are a number of reasons, both political and legal, for this. a) It's actually less intimidating to have multiple people armed than one. One person armed can make police nervous--lone gunman syndrome. Several people armed and you have a less suspicious social gathering of common interests. That's basic psychology. b) By extension, opposition thugs are less likely to attack a group.
4) Do not attempt to enter the town hall meeting itself. These are in government buildings--school zones and libraries--so a distance will need to be kept if armed.
5) Only people that have open or CCW permits should attempt this--any mistake or arrest will be used by the press.
6) Have fun and SMILE about it. A an angry fist with a gun will make the cover of Time magazine the wrong way.
We then go on to discuss some local events taking place here in Austin next weekend.
On Friday, Aug 28 Texans for Accountable Government will have their 1 year Anniversary Party with music guests Jimmie Vaughn and the Horton Brothers!. Here is more info - http://www.tagtexas.org/2/post/2009/08/tag-one-year-anniversary-party-with-jimmie-vaughn-and-the-horton-brothers1.html
There is also a "Sovereignty or Secession" Rally w/ Debra Medina at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, Aug 29th at 12pm.
At this event, they will be presenting a petition to the governor of Texas, Rick Perry and every State Representative, County Sheriff, and County Judge in the State of Texas. The subject of the petition is a return to the people our individual rights, partially enumerated in the Constitution, which have been unduly taken from us by the federal government. Sheriff Mack will be a keynote speaker among many others, including State Representative, Brandon Creighton.
To sign the petition, go here - http://drawaline.org/Sovereignty_or_Secession_Petition.htm
We then have to take a few minutes to clarify where we stand on the left/right paradigm.
In the last 30 minutes we discussed an article out of the Guardian, 'Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder'. Evidently I suffer from this mental disorder, as I am "over 30, middle-class and well-educated" and have an "obsession with healthy eating". Read the entire article here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/aug/16/orthorexia-mental-health-eating-disorder.
We also discussed another article from the Guardian from March that Climate 'denial' is also a mental disorder! You can read the rest here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/4953981/Climate-denial-is-know-a-mental-disorder.html
In the last few minutes I try to hit on a few of the new laws that go into effect in Texas as of Sept 1st, mainly HB537 which requires all occupants of a vehicle, no matter their age, to be secured by a safety belt, no matter where they are seated in the vehicle
HB 55 makes it illegal to use a wireless communication device in aschool zone unless the vehicle is stopped or a hands-free device isused. Cities or counties wanting to enforce this law must post a sign at the beginning of each school zone to inform drivers that using awireless communications device is prohibited and the operator is subject to a fine
HB 2730 amends numerous provisions regarding concealed handgun licenses(CHLs), including eliminating student loan defaults as a disqualifier,to clarify that DPS must suspend or revoke a license when the licenseebecomes ineligible and mandating that a magistrate suspend a CHL held by the subject of an emergency protective order.
HB 2664 provides a defense to prosecution if a concealed handgun license holder carries a concealed handgun into an establishment that gets 51percent or more of its income from the sale of alcoholic beverages, but has failed to post the statutorily required notice that it derives 51 percent or more of its income from the sale of alcoholic beverages.(Under current law, a concealed handgun licensee can be charged with aClass A misdemeanor for doing this.)
HB 2730 removes DPS authority to suspend a concealed handgun license(CHL) for the holder's failure to display the CHL to a peace officer ondemand. It removes associated penalties and suspensions for the failure to display.
HB 2730 increases the driver license sanction from a one-year CDL license disqualification to a lifetime disqualification if a person usesa motor vehicle to transport, conceal or harbor an alien.
HB 558 allows minors to be charged with public intoxication. SB 1188 authorizes a Texas resident to buy firearms, ammunition orfirearms accessories in any other state, not just those contiguous toTexas, to reflect updated federal statutes.Thats it for tonight, see ya next week.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The Army National Guard is now recruiting individuals to fill job positions described as an internment/resettlement specialist according to job postings on Monster.Com and other employment based Internet sites such as one listed here.
According to http://goarmy.com/,
Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:
- Assist with the supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
- Provide external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
- Provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
- Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs
You can find that here - http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=292
While this looks to be a posting inside a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility, there is still H.R.645 out there, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act. So would these Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists be running these Emergency Centers? You can track this bill here on http://opencongress.org/ - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h645/show
Take a look at this Army document that describes procedures for setting up a Civilian Inmate Labor Program.
In hour 2 we begin the discussion of the Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak. According to CNN,
The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials. You can read it here - http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/28/military.swine.flu/
We also played a video from Fox News where they discuss it as well, watch it here (profanity at the end of the video, but it's the only clip we could find of the broadcast) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtGofsHaj3M
There is also a paper written by Michel Chossudovsky titled 'Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program' which can you read here - http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14543
"The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread across the nation, and Washington decided that every man, woman and child in the nation should get a shot to prevent a nation-wide outbreak, a pandemic." (Mike Wallace, CBS, 60 Minutes, November 4, 1979)
Baxter International is supposed to be the maker of the vaccine, but dont forget - 'Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus', read that here - http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/8560781.html
Sooo, the same maker of the vaccine coming to you in the Fall is the same maker that was caught putting live bird flu virus in their vaccines in February.
We finish the show discussing the new series on Discovery called The Colony. Here is the bio from Discovery:
What would you do in the wake of a global catastrophe? How would you find food? Water? Shelter?
The Colony is a controlled experiment to see exactly what it would take to survive and rebuild under these circumstances. For 10 weeks, a group of 10 volunteers, whose backgrounds and expertise represent a cross-section of modern society, are isolated in an urban environment outside Los Angeles and tasked with creating a livable society.
With no electricity from the grid, no running water and no communication with the outside world, all the volunteers have to work with are their skills and whatever tools and supplies they can scavenge from their surroundings.
Experts from the fields of homeland security, engineering and psychology have helped design the world of The Colony to reflect elements from both real-life disasters and models of what the future could look like after a global viral outbreak.
Over the course of the 10-week experiment, the Colonists must work together to build the necessities of survival, such as a water-filtration system, a battery bank that powered their electricity, a solar cooker, a shower system and a greenhouse - and even some niceties (a coffee maker!).
Watch the trailer here - http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/colony/colony.html?sicontent=0&sicreative=4045505073&siclientid=3429&sitrackingid=80055074&campaign=GGLthe+colonyColony+-+AloneGGL+TC+-+Branded+-+Show+-+Alone
There is alot of useful info in this series (so far). Check it out on Tuedays 10p E/P.