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Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them

Every American has the right to know when their government believes that it is allowed to kill them.
The Justice Department memo that was made public yesterday touches on a number of important issues, but it leaves many of the most important questions about the President's lethal authorities unanswered. Questions like 'how much evidence does the President need to decide that a particular American is part of a terrorist group?', 'does the President have to provide individual Americans with the opportunity to surrender?' and 'can the President order intelligence agencies or the military to kill an American who is inside the United States?' need to be asked and answered in a way that is consistent with American laws and American values. This memo does not answer these questions.

http://www.docudharma.com/diary/32055/these-are-the-memos-you-want

Dear America, your welcome, love Rupert



Dear America,

I hope you like my new, improved nuz network, revamped to meet the devolving needs of my clueless and bigoted audience.

We ginned up the crowds at tea party events and we promise to have those same people pretend to be moderates.

People were getting tired of the old crazies, we promise newer and crazier crazys.

We promise to polish this turd that is Fox "News" until you are once again and forever blind to the truth.

You are welcome.

Sincerely,

Sir Rupert


based loosely on this post:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/07/1185325/-Politico-Fox-purge-shows-GOP-is-trying-to-nbsp-moderate#comments

Will assault weapons go the way of the musket once criminals acquire drones?

It is only a matter of time before criminals and wackos like this will be asking us to protect their right to carry unconcealed drones...

Massive Manhunt for Ex-Cop After 3 Officers Shot

The Violence of action will be HIGH. I am the reason TAC alert was established. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty. ISR is my strength and your weakness. You will now live the life of the prey. Your RD’s and homes away from work will be my AO and battle space. I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck. You have misjudged a sleeping giant. There is no conventional threat assessment for me. JAM, New Ba’ath party, 1920 rev BGE, ACM, AAF, AQAP, AQIM and AQIZ have nothing on me. Do not deploy airships or gunships. SA-7 Manpads will be waiting. As you know I also own Barrett .50′s so your APC are defunct and futile.


http://ktla.com/2013/02/07/manhunt-for-former-cop-after-3-officers-shot/#axzz2KDrqWeuh

A West Coast man who goes by the alias “Milo Danger” has gone public with his latest DIY endeavor: a remote controlled unmanned aerial vehicle that can shoot targets with amazing accuracy while hovering 15 feet off the ground.
http://rt.com/usa/news/drone-danger-gun-paintball-496/
More on private drones:
http://www.ktnv.com/news/actionnewsthismorning/151709915.html
http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Living-with-Technology-A-civilian-takes-4259823.php
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Bill-wants-to-make-sure-drone-owners-aren-t-4256365.php?cmpid=houtexhcat
http://www.npr.org/2012/07/08/156459939/hacking-drones-and-the-dangers-it-presents

Poll: 9 In 10 Americans Support Background Check For All Gun Sales

Source: NPR

Poll: 9 In 10 Americans Support Background Check For All Gun Sales
by EYDER PERALTA
February 07, 201312:16 PM

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Americans overwhelmingly support background checks on all gun sales.

The poll found that 92 percent of Americans support the checks, while 7 percent oppose them.

Quinnipiac also found that 52 percent support stricter gun laws and 56 percent support "a ban on the sale of assault weapons."

Quinnipiac's Assistant Director Peter Brown explains:
"'There is no significant voter opposition to requiring background checks for gun buyers,' said Brown, 'and there is support for banning high volume ammunition clips and assault weapons, with the issue pretty much falling along party lines.

.............

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/07/171383152/poll-9-in-10-americans-support-background-check-for-all-gun-sales

Well Lookie Here: "Nearly Every Voter (92%) Supports Universal Gun Background Checks"-Only 7% Oppose

Nearly Every Voter Supports Universal Gun Background Checks
By: Jon Walker Thursday February 7, 2013 8:20 am


There are more Americans who claim to have personally seen a UFO (11%) than oppose background checks.


To say that support for universal background checks for gun sales is overwhelming would be an understatement. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that almost every registered voter backs the policy change.

According to the poll, 92 percent of voters nationwide support background checks for all gun buyers, only 7 percent oppose background checks. I cannot think of a single issue in any political polling that has ever been so one-sided.

Just to show how incredibly fringe the opposition to universal background checks is I went looking for things that poll higher. For example more Americans don’t believe President Obama was born in the United States (17%) than oppose background checks. Twice as many Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth (18%) as oppose background checks. There are even more Americans who claim to have personally seen a UFO (11%) than oppose background checks.

Nearly every regular American supports this commonsense reform. It may be one of the least controversial ideas proposed in decades. The fact that there is a real chance Congress may not approve it shows how unbelievably powerful the gun manufacturer lobby is.


http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail/?ReleaseID=1847
http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2013/02/07/nearly-every-voter-supports-universal-gun-background-checks/

BRING IT ON: Rats Vs Roaches



POLITICAL MEMO
New Rove Effort Has G.O.P. Aflame
By JEFF ZELENY
Published: February 6, 2013

David N. Bossie, president of the conservative group Citizens United, wrote a piece on the Big Government Web site that declared, “The Civil War Has Begun.”

“This battle will be a long, hard slog against the establishment,” Mr. Bossie wrote, comparing the party’s conflict to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

The testiness became personal on Wednesday when Mr. Bossie and the leaders of two dozen conservative groups released a letter to American Crossroads calling for the dismissal of its spokesman, Jonathan Collegio, because he called the veteran conservative activist Brent Bozell “a hater” in a radio interview.

“You obviously mean to have a war with conservatives and the Tea Party,” the letter said. “Let it start here.”

LOTS More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/us/politics/new-rove-effort-has-gop-aflame.html?_r=0


Newton Mother: "Let Them See What They've Done"

“Let them see what they’ve done.” -- Jacqueline Kennedy.

“I want the world to see what they did to my baby." -- Emmet Till's mother.

“I owed it to him as his mother, the good, the bad and the ugly." -- Noah Pozner's Mother.


Noah's Brave Mother:

Parents of the dead children were advised to identify them from photographs, such was the carnage. But every parent reacts differently. Veronique Pozner did the most difficult thing. She asked to see the body.

Reporter Zeveloff asked her why.

"I owed it to him as his mother, the good, the bad and the ugly,” she said. “. . . And as a little boy, you have to go in the ground. If I am going to shut my eyes to that I am not his mother. I had to bear it. I had to do it.”

When the governor of Connecticut arrived, she brought him to see Noah in the open casket. “If there is ever a piece of legislation that comes across his desk, I needed it to be real for him.” The governor wept.


http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/2013/01/22/mallick_why_newtown_victim_noah_pozner_had_an_open_coffin.html

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/07/1185323/--Let-Them-See-What-They-ve-Done-Why-Newtown-Victim-Noah-Had-an-Open-Coffin

Meet The New Fox (Same As The Old Fox)


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/07/meet-the-new-fox-same-as-the-old-fox/192569

Politico buries the lede in their story about the Republican Party and Fox News

Politico buries the lede in their story about the Republican Party and Fox News attempt at reinvention in a kinder, softer mold. There are two things that stand in the way:

But a senior Republican operative said the party has two huge, unresolved impediments to the top leaders’ grand plans: “suicide conservatives, who would rather lose elections than win seats with moderates,” and the “many groups on the hard right that depend on direct mail fundraising that requires a high degree of audacity, and borderline shrillness.”


http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/cant-take-grift-out-of-gop-by.html

Confessed shooter planned to use Chick-fil-A sandwiches as political statement

A man who confessed to the shooting of a security guard at the Washington offices of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) pleaded guilty of the crime Wednesday, explaining in court that he brought a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches with the intent of making the attack into a political statement.

Floyd Corkins, 28, agreed to plead guilty to three charges relating to the Aug. 15 incident, including committing an act of terrorism, according to CBS News. His victim, security guard Leo Johnson, was shot once in the arm but managed to wrest away Corkins’ weapon.

In a strange twist, Corkins was caught on camera buying a pistol in Virginia, six days before the shooting, as a team of French journalists were filming a segment about how easy it is to buy guns in America. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen later declared in a prepared statement that the case “highlights the dangers of access to high-capacity magazines that allow killers to inflict carnage on a mass scale in the blink of an eye.”


The Chick-fil-A restaurant chain was embroiled in controversy the month before Corkins’ attack after CEO Dan Cathy told a religious news outfit that he’s “guilty” of using the company’s profits to finance anti-gay groups — a move that dealt tremendous damage to the business’s brand despite soaring sales as Christian groups flocked to eat chicken as a political statement.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/07/confessed-shooter-planned-to-use-chick-fil-a-sandwiches-as-political-statement/
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