Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Origins of the Second Amendment according to "Truthout"

Brown Bess flintlock Musket, circa 1790

This flint musket is probably one of the muskets bought by Matthew Boulton to defend the Soho Factory, from possible attack by the mob in the Birmingham Riots of the 14th-18th July 1791.
Slave Patrol Militias. Huh? Makes sense though. It would be a way of controlling the enemy from within, won't it?
I did not know that. The meaning it has today is far different than that application of it's origin. Odd. I would think Judge Scalia would have thought it through a little more. Oh, well.
It just goes to prove, when it comes to the USA Constitution and it's Amendments there sincerely is no such thing as a Strict Constructionist. If one were to go by this interpretation, the Second Amendment could be struck down completely as antiquated as slavery no longer exists.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 09:35By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | News Analysis
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, (click here) and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote.  Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.
In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they were regulated by the states. 
Four sources of validation cannot be wrong.

The USA's temperature anomaly exhibits a huge Greenhouse Gas emission. The heat footprint begins at the USA southern border, continues into Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic Circle and into Europe and the Middle East.

There is significant gap between temperature over the Pacific. There is no way any USA politician can accuse any other burgeoning economy for the problems the USA currently exhibits. 

Every country needs to do their part. Nations such as China and India should be learning from the USA experience and seek to prevent Greenhouse Gas pollution at every opportunity. But, there is simply no way the USA can blame its warming on anyone but itself.

Time to get over it, people. The USA has a Greenhouse Gas emission problem and it is huge.

Chart acquired January 1, 1880 - December 31, 2012
Map acquired January 1 - December 31, 2012

Scientists (click here) at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) say 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. The ten warmest years in the 132-year record have all occurred since 1998. The last year that was cooler than average was 1976....

Scientists cannot be timid about what they know about the Climate Crisis. This validation by four separate authorities is more than significant to the truth.

Republicans do not want extremists to run for office. Here is proof.

By Errin Haines

Published: January 14

...Salahi (click here) told The Washington Post on Monday that running as an independent improves his chances in November.
“That’s the best way I can win this race, not going to the convention,” he said. “I’m doing just like Bill Bolling did. I can’t agree with anything that Cuccinelli believes in.”...

Clarence is that you? Don't stop now.

If Antonin Scalia can say broccoli and receive applause, certainly there is plenty of room for commentary.
Tue Jan 15 2013
When Supreme Court (click here for video) justices hear arguments in cases, they are normally throwing questions at the lawyers and interrupting one another -- it's very rapid-fire, and all are engaged. All of them, except one: Justice Clarence Thomas sits silent.

Heck, Clarence, when Antonin and the girls get out of hand at least call for silence. I mean, get there already. Isn't seven years long enough?

...“I think it’s an opportunity for the advocate, (click here) the lawyers, to fill in the blanks, to make their case,” Thomas said in a 2009 interview with C-SPAN. “I think you should allow people to complete their answers and their thought, and to continue their conversation. I find that coherence that you get from a conversation far more helpful than the rapid-fire questions.”...

I believe Dr. King was opposed to the USA culture of violence.

I hope this honors him on his birth day. It is the way I see it. Dr. King had magnificent insight and he knew the actions and loyalties of President Kennedy. I can't imagine his reaction when he realized the President was murdered.

I also believe the Late President Kennedy was murdered because he opposed the invasion into Vietnam when his Vice President did not.

If Dr. King knew nothing of the murder of our President, he knew there was a force at work he could not deny. The drastic change in policy in Vietnam occurring with the oath of office of Lyndon B. Johnson cannot be ignored in the larger picture of why a man of distinction such as Dr. King spoke out against the war.

Dr. King was not a man of violence. He believed in life. He was not a martyr, nor did he expect those surrounding him act as one. He was a man of peace and non-violence. He knew this country and he knew the unrest and violence that lay ahead for our nation with a country returning to war when Kennedy was clear about his path of peace. President Kennedy hated nuclear warfare. Kennedy was extremely clear on his vision regardless of the politics.

Vietnam was wrong. And. The Warren Commission is a lie.

MONDAY, JAN 14, 2013 08:06 AM EST

...Almost 50 years (click here) after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, add another name to the list of Warren Commission skeptics — the president’s brother, then attorney general Robert F. Kennedy.
At a panel discussion in Dallas this weekend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that while his dad supported the Warren Commission’s official conclusion in public, he told friends and family that the lone gunman theory left too many unanswered questions in his mind.
“In private, he was dismissive of it,” Kennedy said. “My father believed the Warren report was a shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”...

January 15, 2013
12:45 gmt
The Weather Channel Temperature Map

This is the weather on Figure Eight Island in North Carolina as I write this. 


Because of a huge change in temperature on the way and a water vapor heat transfer system affiliated with that front.

There is going to be turbulent weather to the region.

UNISYS Infrared GOES East Satellite (click here)
Janaury 15, 2013

UNISYS Infrared GOES West Satellite (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)
January 15, 2013

The 12 hour loop shows a hot terra firma. The jet stream is carrying in water vapor from the Pacific onto the northwest North American continent. 

Currently the weather under that jet stream water is cloudy , but no precipitation. Vancouver is not expected to have rain until Wednesday. That was rain. The temperatures are above freezing. Anchorage is having homogeneous weather, except, for temperature. Anchorage is 22 F. Each end of the water vapor trail are experiencing clouds, but, not precipitation. It is heat transfer system within the jet stream. 

When the water vapor reaches into a southern path into northwest USA the water vapor disappears into the drought ridden country.

The colder temperature of Anchorage is being picked up by the water vapor in heat exchange. The final temperature within the heat transfer is noted in Vancouver where it is currently 39 F. That is without the benefit of the sun's rays which will being soon on the west coast. Then after the water vapor rises enough in temperature it is literally vaporized at low above freezing temperatures of the northwest USA.

Hee, haw; petroleum industry.

The water vapor leaving the Intertropical Convergence Zone in the lower right corner of this satellite image will sustain without interruption of the jet stream water vapor. The turbulence along this ICZ water vapor will result because of temperature and not water vapor content, THEREFORE, the likelihood is tornadoes rather than storms. 

Have a better day. Yes, that is sarcasm. Can you guess? I mean what does it take to get the message across in Washington, DC and a completely dysfunctional Congress that CAN'T and WON'T GET THE JOB DONE! This is ridiculous. Congress not only can't act to stop this insanity, but, they can't act morally to support relief to the victims of Super Storm Sandy. Talk about negligent and removed. I think we need to move Congressional Sessions to the Jersey Shore. Sound like a plan?

Complete negligence to the safety and security of the nation. Undisputed. There is no argument against that statement. It is real. As with the 2008 Housing Bubble the treasure of the citizen is nothing to Republicans. Gee, that's too bad, huh?

Excuse me? President Obama needs an outreach? He isolated himself? Really?

After his 2008 election...

Been there. 

Done that.

Obama Coordinates Congressional Outreach Campaign (click here)

...Obama, the first president elected directly from the legislative branch since John F. Kennedy, has packed his White House team with respected legislators and connected congressional staffers and has surprised lawmakers with phone calls — and not just to Democrats.
"This is unheard of," Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., who is retiring after 14 years in Congress, said of Obama's calls to Republicans. "I don't know of another president-elect who has done this."
No president since Gerald Ford, a former House minority leader, has spent as much energy mastering Congress' 18th-century etiquette and byzantine turf wars as Obama, a former senator....

While Presidents are welcome to enjoy friendships with other people, I consider personal 'connections' that are suppose to result in enhanced political results as corruption. The Republicans are promoting corruption as a strategy to diminish President Obama's reputation as an 'engaged' leader? Why does that not surprise me? I think it goes like this, "If you are corrupt as me then we are thick as thieves? Did I get that right?"

I don't think so.

NRA App for 4 year olds.

Demented, immoral, positioning for lawsuit against the new laws and regulations.


I can't imagine membership after this. There needs to be a boycott of the firms identifying themselves as NRA supports. 

There are two hotel chains offering discounts for NRA members, Best Western (click here) and Wyndham (click here).

When I first read about the boycotts I thought it was over bearing to make the point about the importance of an assault weapons ban, but, with this? I never expected anything as demented as this from an organization of sportsmen and women. 

There are others. (click here)

Obviously, VISA doesn't 'get it.'

Buy the way, Governor Cuomo is getting the job done.

By Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett
New York Daily News
Update: January 15, 2013
4:41 AM

(click here) would expand the state’s existing ban on assault weapons, limit 

the size of ammunition magazines, close a series of loopholes, and create 

safeguards to make it more difficult for the mentally ill to own firearms.
It would also impose tougher criminal penalties for gun crimes, including a 

mandatory sentence of life without parole for murdering an on-duty 

emergency responder.

“This is a proposal that seeks to limit gun violence,” Cuomo told reporters at a

news conference announcing the agreement. “It has nothing to do with 

legal gun owners who use their guns appropriately....

The New York State Legislators worked into the early morning hours to pass 

this bill. It looks like they mean it.