October 17, 2021

Love is in the Air – Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 29 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend

One would think Rahm Emanuel took over mayor-ship of Baltimore!

It’s the deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years. More than two dozen shootings over the holiday weekend alone have city police working around the clock.

Source: Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 29 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend « CBS Baltimore

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Two Islamic Extremists Shot Dead In Texas at Mohammed Cartoon Contest

Cartoon contest lures out terrorists in

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Bloomberg the Propaganda Idiot

Speaking before the Aspen Institute, that clone of the Tavistock Institute and Royal Institute of International Affairs, all geared at “creating new knowledge” and changing the way we discuss things, Michael Bloomberg stated that “we” (he has a a bunch of AI turds in his back pocket) need to prohibit minority males, between the age of 15 and 25 from owning guns.

As was pointed out in the comments section in the article linked to above, maybe we should do something brilliant, like banning murder, rape and robbery. For sure that would stop the violence.

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Legal Scholar Slams Missouri Governor’s Rush to Justice

Press Release from National Center for Public Policy Research – Project 21:

Legal Scholar Horace Cooper Slams Missouri Governor’s Rush to Justice in Michael Brown Shooting Death

“A Rush to Judgment… Demeans the Justice System and the Rule of Law”

Washington, DC – Legal scholar Horace Cooper of the Project 21 black leadership network is condemning a statement by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon that appears to prejudge the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.

Cooper, who is co-chairman of Project 21 and a former professor of constitutional law at George Mason University, said this about Governor Nixon’s apparent rush to judgment:

A hallmark of the American justice system is that we protect the rights of all Americans, especially the accused. In this case, officer Darren Wilson deserves not only a presumption of innocence, but the right to expect an neutral and dispassionate investigation into the shooting incident in Ferguson.

A rush to judgment by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon or any other high-ranking officials demeans the justice system and the rule of law.

People of color should be especially sensitive to mob justice and the idea that the crowd can demand and obtain a prosecution regardless of the underlying merits of the case. Appeasing noxious crowds by allowing pre-ordained prosecutions is a relic of a bygone era that Americans have hoped was in the past.

Shame on Governor Nixon.

In a taped message, Governor Nixon presented a two-step goal to help quell the unrest in Ferguson, which has experienced protests and nightly rioting since Brown’s death on August 9. Nixon’s first goal is “ensur[ing] that those with peace in their hearts are not drowned out by those with senseless violence in their hands.” The second part of his plan, should he actually mean it, is ominous. Governor Nixon also said “a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.”

A grand jury’s job is not to assess guilt or innocence, but only to determine if enough evidence exists to bring charges against a potential defendant. At that time, a prosecution can be mounted. A grand jury may not make a decision for months.

Project 21 members have completed over 40 radio and television interviews on the death of Michael Brown and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in addition to being interviewed or cited by the media over 1,000 other times in 2014, including TVOne, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fox News Channel, Westwood One, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SiriusXM satellite radio and 50,000-watt talk radio stations such as WBZ-Boston and KDKA-Pittsburgh, on other issues that include civil rights, entitlement programs, the economy, race preferences, education and corporate social responsibility. Project 21 has participated in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding race preferences and voting rights, defended voter ID laws at the United Nations and provided regular commentary during the Trayvon Martin judicial proceedings. Its volunteer members come from all walks of life and are not salaried political professionals.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative, free-market, non-profit think-tank established in 1982. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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No Gun Violence in PA, Vultures Remain Quiet

“The calls for something to be done aren’t being made because the horrible occurrence yesterday points out something that pro gun groups have been saying for some time: America doesn’t have a gun problem, we have an anger and violence problem- especially in our schools.

Further, the groups normally calling for immediate legislative action are being quiet because stabbings don’t move the needle for them. Eliminating violence is as nebulous and unlikely an idea as world peace- they know that’s impossible.

And it’s not their ultimate goal. Disarming average Americans is their goal, and they’re single-minded in that mission. When it’s a non-gun event, that’s difficult for them to deny, so they go quiet.”<<<Read More>>>

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Who Will Start Civil Unrest in This Country?

It’s no secret. I have stated for years now that there has never been any let up in attempts to disarm America. I have emphatically stated that the last bastion against liberty and thwarting complete tyranny are the millions of armed citizens and the millions of arms they possess. Is the posturing in Connecticut what will trigger revolt? And who will pull the trigger first?

Here’s what we know. Connecticut passed a law that required certain guns and magazines, legally owned by some Connecticut citizens, forcing them to either turn those weapons over to the government or apply for registration. It was reported that as many as 350,000 citizens told the Connecticut Legislature to stick it by refusing to comply with what many believed to be an unconstitutional law.

We know that a spokesman for the Connecticut State Police said he was “the master” and was prepared to go door to door and confiscate those weapons and magazines. But will they? He said he was sworn to uphold the constitution. But he didn’t say which one.

But the rhetoric is being ramped up, especially on the so-called Second Amendment supporters’ side. Be careful who you listen to and who you decide to follow. What you might get isn’t what you thought you might be getting. There are insiders looking to incite violence.

This website has examples of the rhetoric ramping-up. It also has links to other sites I planned to link to but you can find those links in this one article.

It is my belief that certain “government” authorities, more truthfully probably useful idiots and plants within the gun rights groups under the direction of the Council on Foreign Relations and or their operatives, who want civil unrest. Obama is prepared for civil unrest. I believe he wants civil unrest. I believe he wants to become the Tsar, the dictator and will have the excuse he needs and others want to lock em and load em and go door to do, killing you and your Second Amendment freedom. Oh, and did I mention he’ll take your guns?

If any U.S. citizens expect to have the full support of all Second Amendment, liberty loving Americans, they better let government make the first move.

Look before you leap!

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Canada: Eco Terrorism’s Proving Ground?

“Meanwhile, a new generation of crazy white lefties (and their aboriginal allies) are candidly declaring their plans to use eco-terrorism to get their way,”<<<Read More>>>

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Obama, Black Political Establishment Criticized for Failure to Directly Address “Knockout Game” Violence

Washington, DC – In no uncertain terms, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are calling out many self-appointed black leaders, activists and journalists for thus far being unwilling to directly address the senseless “knockout game” violence terrorizing innocent Americans. Project 21 members are also thanking those others who are courageously speaking out against the unacceptable mayhem.

“The members of the racial grievance industry who’ve attempted to sanitize rather than denounce this chaotic behavior on the grounds that the offenders are black do so as an insult to all black Americans. In their sanitation process, they excuse the very behavior society shouldn’t excuse — nor allow — from any race. In effect, these people are saying blacks cannot be expected to live up to society’s standards and must be excused. This, however one wants to justify it, is offensive,” says Project 21 spokesman Derryck Green.

Green adds: “This behavior is also a violent illustration of two things: the effect of the disintegration of the traditional family structure and the degeneration of a sound moral value system. Both of these things continue to plague segments of black Americans. This is inarguable and undeniable.”

Although not considered to be a new behavior, cities across America appear to have had a spike in seemingly random violence in which people are targeted for one-punch attacks meant to render the victim unconscious for sport. At least ten recent attacks in New York City are being attributed to the “knockout game.” Some attacks also appear to be racially and religiously motivated, and known perpetrators are generally young black men.

Project 21 spokesman Kevin Martin is critical of black special interest groups he says are not doing enough to stop the violence directed against people simply conducting everyday business. Martin says: “The action by black youth playing this so-called game for cheap thrills is reprehensible in itself. But the relative silence by groups such as the NAACP, Rainbow PUSH and the National Urban League as well as the Congressional Black Caucus is equally reprehensible. It essentially gives quiet approval to those who carry out these assaults. The silence of these groups only give their critics more reason to call them out, and it gives heft to the charge that they are silent because there is nothing for them to gain politically in speaking out against those assaults.”

Project 21 spokesman Stacy Washington names names, specifically calling out President Barack Obama for choosing to sit out this racial issue after having waded into other controversies in the past. She says: “Most notably absent from the national discourse on the knockout attacks is President Obama. After seeing fit in the past to comment on an arrest of a black professor in Boston and a stand your ground case in Florida, numerous attacks on white citizens (some resulting in death) occurring around the country in what could be deemed an epidemic garners only silence from President Obama.”

Washington adds: “Since our President isn’t leading on this issue, members of Project 21 will. I condemn the cowards that are perpetrating these criminal acts on innocent citizens and call on the media to repudiate these attacks and cease to call this deadly criminal activity a ‘game.’ The media needs to use its investigative powers to aid in the capture and prosecution of these felonious invaders instead of coddling them with soft speech and a refusal to fully cover the carnage.”

Project 21’s Martin adds: “I would like to commend those blacks in our community who have already joined Project 21 in publicly condemning these assaults, such as former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. I would encourage more public figures in our community to speak out when it is needed and not just when it’s politically expedient.”

These comments from the membership of the Project 21 black leadership network come from a recent blog post posted on Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog, which can be found here. The post contains longer comments from these three, as well as critiques of members of the media who seem willing to downplay the potential severity of knockout game attacks. The blog also contains past statements made by Martin and other members denouncing knockout game behavior.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative, free-market, non-profit think-tank established in 1982. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated .

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Why Does Amazon Ban Guns, But Not Extremely Violent Videos

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos Asked to Explain Why Amazon Bans the Sale of Legal Gun Parts to Adults, but Not Videos and Games Depicting Mass Murder and Torture to Young People

Seattle, WA / Washington, DC – At Amazon.com’s annual shareholder meeting, CEO Jeff Bezos attempted to duck a question from the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Horace Cooper about Amazon’s seemingly inconsistent policies toward the sale of violent media and guns, only to face two more shareholders, each of whom expected him to answer it.

According to a National Center analysis, Amazon.com sells all of the top ten most violent movies and the top ten most violent videogames, yet it refuses to sell guns, ammunition and some gun parts.

Noting that Google, Comcast, Ebay and Time Warner Cable have also limited commerce related to guns, Cooper asked Bezos to reconcile these two policies. If Amazon.com is opposed to violence, why sell the extremely violent videos and games? If it is following caveat emptor, why not sell the guns, gun parts and ammunition?

Said Cooper at the meeting:

Mr. Bezos, a research associate with our institution developed, using data from independent third-parties, a list of the ‘Top 10 Most Violent Video Games’ and another list of the ‘Top Ten Most Violent Movies’ of all time.

Having compiled the list, and having no idea which, if any, of these products would be for sale on Amazon, she then looked to see if Amazon sells them. Guess what? It sells not a third of them, not half of them, but each and every one of them.

I won’t even tell you what is in the film ‘Cannibal Holocaust,’ but if you’re curious, you are selling it for $22.50. If you want the most violent video game, ‘Manhunt,’ you’re in luck. What Amazon describes as an exploration of ‘the depths of human depravity in a vicious, sadistic tale of urban horror,’ is not only available on Amazon, you sell ‘Manhunt 2’ as well. Apparently it is the go-to game for people who want to, as Amazon’s product page puts it, ‘execute their kills in 3 deadly threats – Hasty, Violent and Gruesome.’

Mr. Bezos, many make the argument that selling an item does not make the seller responsible for it. If a teenager plays hundreds of hours of games that consist of never-ending gun massacres, becomes desensitized to the violence, and becomes a mass killer, that’s his fault, not the fault of the retailer.

I’m not here to argue with that philosophy, but to ask: how is Amazon.com deciding where its responsibility lies? Amazon bans the sale of legal gun parts to adults, but not videos and games depicting mass murder and torture for entertainment to impressionable minds?

Guns, as I’m sure you know, are often used in self-defense. The NRA says 2 million times a year; the NRA’s opponents say the number is closer to 67,000. Either way, that’s a lot of people protecting themselves. But who benefits from learning how to strangle an enemy in a toilet while playing Manhunt?

Mr. Bezos, we do not dispute Amazon’s right to sell any of these items, but as staunch defenders of the Second Amendment, we would like to know how Amazon made this decision: Selling legal guns and ammo to adults, no; selling vicious, sadistic torture and murder depictions to adolescents, yes. What is your thinking?

Bezos thanked Cooper for his point of view, said he would keep it in mind, and otherwise ignored the question.

Other shareholders, however, stepped up.

As reported by CNET.com, “But when two other shareholders followed up with questions about violent products, Bezos responded that the company wants to improve its policing of controversial content. But he said it can’t come prior to the products, offered by third-party sellers on Amazon.com, hitting the marketplace. ‘It needs to be self-service,’ he said of the marketplace. ‘If it was gated, that would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater.'”

Geekwire continues the story:

‘We have millions of millions of items,’ [Bezos] said. ‘It’s a difficult technical challenge, it’s a difficult organizational challenge to police those items.’ He promised that the company will continue working on it with the goal of making its processes ‘statistically indistinguishable from perfection.’

Unlike the labor protests faced by the company last year, the questions did not appear to be an organized effort. The third time around, a shareholder asked Bezos for the specific steps to be taken by the company. ‘Parents cannot always control what their children are doing, and I think that you hold some responsibility for this.’

Bezos pointed out the parental control features in the Kindle Fire tablets, including the ‘Free Time’ feature that lets parents control what their kids watch and listen to.

And then he told a personal story about hosting a sleepover for one of his four kids. He collected all the electronic devices before they went up to their rooms. One of the kids asked if he could keep his Kindle.
‘E Ink or Fire?’ Bezos asked him. It was E Ink, so Bezos let him keep it. ‘If he had said Fire I’d have said no,’ he said.

He concluded, ‘Policing different content … people have a lot of different opinions and what is appropriate content, what is inappropriate. This is going to be an ongoing challenge for us, and we’ll do the best we can.’

Bezos did not, however, comment on Amazon.com’s policy regarding guns, gun parts and ammunition. Nor did he actually say that Amazon.com would remove any of the most violent games or movies once it reached “statistical perfection.”

The meeting took place May 23 in Seattle.

The National Center has challenged CEOs at 30 shareholder meetings so far this year.

A copy of Cooper’s question at the Amazon.com shareholder meeting, as prepared for delivery, can be found here.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than 4 percent from foundations, and less than 2 percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors.

Contributions are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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Time Warner Questioned over CNN Gun Violence Coverage

Time Warner Criticized for Public’s Misperception of Gun Crime in America

Gun Crime Rapidly Declining, Public Thinks it is Rising

Conservative Activist Blames Bias at Time Warner’s Cable News Station, CNN, for Distorting Public View of Gun Violence

Time Warner CEO Vows to “Strive to do Better” In Presenting the News Fairly

Atlanta, GA / Washington, DC – At today’s annual meeting of Time Warner shareholders held at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, National Center for Public Policy Research Free Enterprise Director Justin Danhof, Esq. confronted Time Warner CEO Jeffery Bewkes over his company’s bias and partisan positions regarding the Second Amendment.

“Media bias has become so bad in this country, that regarding the Second Amendment, it has actually altered the American public’s perception of reality,” explained Danhof. “As the owner and operator of CNN, Time Warner is culpable for the real world effects of its bias.”

Danhof explained to Bewkes that American gun crime rates are dramatically declining. Between 1993 and 2011, gun killings fell 39 percent and non-lethal gun crime dropped 69 percent. Despite this great trajectory, a majority of the American public mistakenly believes that gun crimes are on the rise.

“The public can be forgiven for their misperception regarding gun crime statistics,” explained Danhof. “The way many so-called cable news journalists at CNN and elsewhere jump to cover gun tragedies as a way to advance a political agenda is repulsive and relentless.”

“Time Warner owns CNN and is therefore responsible for the anti-gun rhetoric spewed by its activists such as Piers Morgan – a liberal partisan who has never met a shooting tragedy he wouldn’t exploit on his quest to abolish the 2nd Amendment,” said Danhof. “Morgan and his mainstream media cohorts have exploited gun tragedies so much in fact that it has altered the public’s perception of reality. This has to stop.”

“Conservatives often complain about media bias, but don’t know what to do about it,” noted Danhof. “Well this is a real world example where bias is affecting reality. Conservative and free-market minded Americans need to use these real world examples and confront bias with facts.”

“Bewkes recognized that bias is a matter of perception, and seemed fully aware that many individuals like me find the content and presentation of CNN’s news and opinion programming extremely slanted,” explained Danhof. “Bewkes said he would strive to do better and that CNN’s goal was to present the news in a non-partisan way.”

Danhof also presented Bewkes with the results of a Rasmussen poll that showed that only six percent of Americans consider the news to be very trustworthy, pointing out that this is lower than Congress’ approval rating.

“I told Bewkes that the distrust in the media is well earned,” added Danhof. “I told him that CNN should strive to present facts and stories, and let the viewer make up their mind what to think. Bewkes acknowledged that this was the optimal approach to news presentation and he would work to achieve that end.”

Time Warner Inc. isn’t the only company exploiting the 2nd Amendment in a partisan way. One of Time Warner’s former divisions has also jumped on the anti-Second Amendment bandwagon.

Just weeks after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Time Warner Cable (now separate from Time Warner Inc.) announced that it would limit certain gun commercials stating: “We no longer accept ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people. We stand by this policy. If it’s essential to a business owner to show this kind of imagery in their commercials, there are other advertising options in the marketplace.”

“If Time Warner Cable wants to be consistent, it must ban all depictions of semi-automatic weapons and instances of guns being pointed at people across the company’s entire cable platform,” said Danhof. “Short of that, this decision is the definition of hypocrisy.”

Last week, Danhof confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts over his decision to ban all gun advertisements across Comcast’s cable and broadcast offerings. Read more about Danhof’s efforts here and here.

In addition to Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Google, General Electric and Groupon have all recently joined the anti-Second Amendment corporate bandwagon.

The National Center’s work to combat anti-Second Amendment corporations and confront media bias has been covered extensively, including by the Hollywood Reporter, Politico, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, the Washington Free Beacon and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Today’s Time Warner meeting, combined with the National Center’s presence at today’s Amazon and Home Depot annual meetings, moves the total of shareholder meetings attended this year by the National Center to 30.

A copy of Danhof’s question at today’s shareholder meeting, as prepared for delivery, can be found here.

National Center President David Ridenour is a Time Warner shareholder. Danhof attended today’s meeting as his proxy.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than 4 percent from foundations, and less than 2 percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors.

Contributions are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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