Friday, May 10, 2013

The FBI needs to investigate the Texas explosion for counter - terrorism.

I don't trust Texas with a potential terrorism threat. Besides that the entire reaction by the emergency services in the area was inappropriate. The chemical plant was a known danger to the area. There were absolutely no precautions in place. The fire was burning before the explosion, yet there were no sprinklers or fire extinguishing capacity within the complex of the chemicals. 

Many people died and it was due to negligence by the State of Texas to secure the chemical plant away from dangers to the people.

Yes, I think Texas can and will cover up a lot of the truth about this tragedy. I also believe there is such a heinous outcome to such negligence there is a conflict of interest and the State of Texas should not be conducting the investigation.

May 10, 2013
by Mark Memmott

Authorities in Texas (click here) announced Friday that they're launching a criminal investigation into the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and devastated the small community of West.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in the investigation.
Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed Friday that an individual from West has been arrested for possession of an explosive device. But, the wire service says, "it remained unclear whether there was a connection to last month's explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town."...

The entire fire, explosion, the aftermath and the emergency response including curiosity and concern by citizen in the area was completely wrong. Texas is simply washing their hands of it without instituting necessary measures to change the outcome of such tragedies in the future.

These tragedies have happened all too often in Texas and they are usually the worst disasters the country has ever witnessed.

McLennan County Sheriff and Texas Rangers to Launch Criminal Investigation into West Plant Explosion (click here)
Officials continue to assist community in recovery effort
AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in launching a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in West, Texas, on April 17.
“This disaster has severely impacted the community of West, and we want to ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all the facts related to this incident are uncovered,” said Director McCraw.
“The citizens of McLennan County and Texas must have confidence that this incident has been looked at from every angle and professionally handled – they deserve nothing less,” said Sheriff McNamara....

According to the Heritage Foundation, Cruz has an IQ problem. Who knew?

by Jamelle Bouie
May 9, 2013

...In the push to understand(click here) why Heritage would make such assumptions, Dylan Matthews of The Washington Post discovered an important fact about one of the coauthors, Jason Richwine, a “senior policy analyst” at Heritage. Richwine earned his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University in 2009, with a dissertation titled “IQ and Immigration Policy.”

His thesis is straightforward and clearly stated in the abstract: “The statistical construct known as IQ can reliably estimate general mental ability, or intelligence. The average IQ of immigrants in the United States is substantially lower than that of the white native population, and the difference is likely to persist over several generations.”

He then goes on to prove each point. On the question of IQ, he relies on a broad variety of research, from the American Psychological Association—to underscore the extent to which established measurements have found racial differences in intelligence—to the work of the late J. Philippe Rushton who argued that these differences were genetic in origin. He cites one article that deals with the differences of the “negroid brain.”...

The Heritage Foundation goes on to state Immigration Reform is going to add huge amounts of government spending over 50 years because our new citizens.

...Population-based services. (click here) Police, fire, highways, parks, and similar services, as the National Academy of Sciences determined in its study of the fiscal costs of immigration, generally have to expand as new immigrants enter a community; someone has to bear the cost of that expansion.

The cost of these governmental services is far larger than many people imagine. For example, in 2010, the average U.S. household received $31,584 in government benefits and services in these four categories....
I like to think of this as 'sculpted hatred,' because it is. I betcha no household in the USA knew they received the benefits of $31,854 in government SPENDING. This is one of the most atrocious uses of an advanced education.

This is one of the authors of Heritage Foundation papers.

Robert Rector, a leading authority on poverty, welfare programs and immigration in America for three decades, is The Heritage Foundation’s senior research fellow in domestic policy.
Dubbed the "intellectual godfather" of welfare reform (byNational Review Editor Rich Lowry), Rector concentrates on a range of related issues, including the collapse of the marriage culture, the breakdown of the family and other social ills. He is a vocal proponent of marriage education, especially in low-income communities.
Rector played a major role in crafting the 1996 federal welfare reform legislation, which, for the first time, required recipients to work or get job training in exchange for benefits. Since its passage, he has continued to examine not only the mounting costs to the taxpayer (nearly $1 trillion a year) but the role of welfare spending in undermining families.
This is the other author. I am quite confident both are well paid for their writing whether or not it is valid.

Richwine, Heritage’s senior policy analyst in empirical studies, joined the Domestic Policy Studies department in January 2012. He previously was part of the think tank’s Center for Data Analysis, which provides the public policy community with state-of-the-art modeling, database products and quantitative research.
Richwine has published dozens of op-eds in major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. His essays also have appeared in political journals such as National Review and The Weekly Standard and in online venues such as The Atlantic and Huffington Post.
Richwine received his doctorate in public policy in 2009 from Harvard University. He holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and political science from American University. Before joining Heritage in 2010, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute on a dissertation fellowship.
The study's premise is based in wealth distribution.

...The governmental system is highly redistributive. Well-educated households tend to be net tax contributors: The taxes they pay exceed the direct and means-tested benefits, education, and population-based services they receive. For example, in 2010, in the whole U.S. population, households with college-educated heads, on average, received $24,839 in government benefits while paying $54,089 in taxes. The average college-educated household thus generated a fiscal surplus of $29,250 that government used to finance benefits for other households....

Basically, the well educated are an asset and the poor are not. The study doesn't look to the opportunity of the USA to grow their brain trust and provide upward movement in the USA. I can think of a million different ways of approaching this including the fact upward movement in the USA is becoming increasingly difficult. So, based in the idea that upward movement is no longer a matter of fact in the USA, the study has based their ASSUMPTIONS that the tax base of the USA is fixed, therefore, the new immigrant population will be an ADDITIONAL burden on the wealthy.

A premise can be CREATED any way they want and their paper leans strongly in the direction there will be no advantage to newly realized citizens through immigration reform.

...The high deficits of poorly educated households are important in the amnesty debate because the typical unlawful immigrant has only a 10th-grade education....

Then I have to consider Heritage Foundation is also saying people are genetically deficient in intelligence in comparison of white people. The logical premise of this paper continues, because, where education is a path to upward movement then the USA is really in a ditch with these folks.

Overall, the fiscal deficits or surpluses for lawful immigrant households are the same as or higher than those for U.S.-born households with the same education level. Poorly educated households, whether immigrant or U.S.-born, receive far more in government benefits than they pay in taxes.

Heritage is qualifying their reasoning in that their measures are not about the unlawful immigrants. I am really getting the feeling as though Heritage wants to continue unskilled job deportation to China and India and wants only to accept immigrants RECRUITED from the upper one percent of the global community.

This is one of the graphs within this study. The real problem with the study by Heritage is there is no realization of the CONTRIBUTIONS of our immigrants. There is no peripheral benefit from the immigrants. I don't know about you but there are huge economies in the USA based in the contributions of immigrants and we can start with food variety and work from there. There is a very good possibility the USA would not have an economy without it's immigrant communities.

The study focuses on DEPENDENCY of people with lower incomes. It is a paper about hatred. It is not tempered with personalizing the immigrant experience and how OVER GENERATIONS the USA has benefited in huge measure by those that have come to this country with more determination at times than natural born citizens. The USA immigrant, here legally or not, latch onto THE PROMISE of the USA and never let go. That is a fact. Every person here from another country will reflect those same exact values. Isn't that what we want of countrymen given a chance to be citizens?

The graph above is about hatred. It is stating there are going to be huge fiscal burdens to the USA, not only by immigrants but by the natural born poor. This graph enforces far more than the cost of "unlawful immigrants," it enforces the idea that all forms of social support to citizens has to stop regardless of citizen status. I mean, you have to know with people like Rubio and Obama in office this immigration legislation is going to happen. But, what doesn't have to happen is the god almighty expense of it.

So, it a warning to the Republicans. The warning is IF YOU VOTE for this immigration reform, you better have removed any fiscal liability it could carry with it including destruction of SSI, Medicare and Medicaid. Throw in Food Stamps, too.

Look, this is exactly what the problem is with the Republican rhetoric. The Republicans are stuck with people that promulgate hatred based in hideous interpretation of what they call facts. It isn't really cherry picking statistics, it is APPLYING a particular methodology to the statistics that dictate fear of the unknown outcomes of the legislation. These studies by Heritage beat the brow of the Republican to the point of hating government itself because it carries such power over the pocketbook.

The reality of immigration in the USA is nothing short of spectacular. Our entire food industry is dependent on the very people immigration reform is about. We owe them a great deal for the very hard work they do. We owe them respect and this study doesn't even approach the word respect.

Immigration has built this country. There are currently men and women in our armed forces waiting for their citizen rights. That is putting trust in a country with their lives. That not only demands reward, but, it demands dedication to improving their status.

Immigration reform is not about dollar and cents or yet another opportunity to assault EARNED BENEFITS in the USA. Immigration reform is about extending the rights to our brothers and sisters they have already earned by being in this country and working in the shadows.

If these costs will be the reality of the USA over the next 50 years, then I strongly suggest Heritage Foundation needs to study ways of improving the financial status of these folks or the 99% might actually become 99.9%. It would be far, far better if the paper authors at Heritage actually conducted valuable work rather than work that supports rhetoric. The question is does Heritage Foundation actually know what VALUABLE work is.

Boner has to be the worst Speaker of the House this country has ever had.

Pure politics. Speaker Boner is using the House Floor for politics.

No Cost Politics

A free and power forum for promoting his members. Those are ethical violations by the Speaker and the members requesting such a use of a governing body.

This is what gerrymandering has done for the USA. Legislators are using the House floor for politics. The members electorate are saying, "But you are not on the record. Blah, blah, blah. Get on the record." So, now Boner is using the House Floor to be sure members elected since the last health care vote are now in Congressional Record and published for the politics of their district elections. That is all this House does. Cantor and the rest of them are encouraging a completely dysfunctional government structure. They don't care what the country needs. No dinner invitation is going to fix this.

...Although nearly 40 votes (click here) have been held since the law was passed, Boehner, R-Ohio, said of the upcoming vote, scheduled for next week: "We've got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vote on the president's healthcare law. Obamacare is going to drive up the cost of healthcare. It is going to drive up the cost of health insurance and make it harder for small businesses to hire workers."...

The Democrats running against the Republicans in 2014 need to point to the lack of leadership in the House and the misuse and abuse of power to ignore the needs of a nation.

S. Amendment 711 - continued - legal guns

``Centerfire Rifles--Lever & Slide (continued)

``Uberti 1866 Sporting Rifle Uberti 1873 Sporting Rifle
``Uberti 1876 Rifle
``Uberti 1883 Burgess Lever Action Rifle/Carbine
``Uberti Henry Rifle
``Uberti Lightning Rifle/Carbine(below - 78 pieces - click here)
``Winchester Lever Actions, All Other Center Fire Models
``Winchester Model 94 Big Bore Side Eject
``Winchester Model 94 Ranger Side Eject Lever-Action Rifle
``Winchester Model 94 Side Eject Lever-Action Rifle
``Winchester Model 94 Trapper Side Eject
``Winchester Model 94 Wrangler Side Eject
``Winchester Model 1895 Safari Centennial(below-matched set - $2700.00 - click here)
``Centerfire Rifles--Bolt Action
``Accurate Arms Raptor & Backpack Bolt Action Rifles
``Alpine Bolt-Action Rifle
There are only four Anschutz listed as legal and they are all centerfire, but, I thought this article about Anschutz would be of interest. There are populous aspects of guns and gun manufacturers that are marketed as a preference of one to another. Anschutz is considered a high end rifle. This article is about their rimfire variety. This is part of the gun culture. Brand Status.

The majority of rimfire rifles (click here) on the market today are priced well below $500, so we wondered if a rifle that costs three times that amount would be worth it. Here’s what we found.

There is also an interesting aspect to these rifles. Their gun stocks are not detachable and are made for the sturdiness of the gun. There is a difference in holding the gun as a one piece machine rather than assembled. I think this Anschutz gun stock is a clear illustration of the difference in safety with these weapons.
The 1700 Featherweight is a very nice, small .22 sporter stock with a high roll-over Monte Carlo cheekpiece and a small schnabel forend. It was patterned after the Anschutz® factory Deluxe sporter stock and will only accommodate Anschutz® 1700 series and 64 series actions. Available in right hand only.
``Anschutz 1700D Bavarian Bolt-Action Rifle(above)
``Anschutz 1700D Classic Rifles
``Anschutz 1700D Custom Rifles
``Anschutz 1733D Mannlicher Rifle(below)
``Arnold Arms African Safari & Alaskan Trophy Rifles
``A-Square Caesar Bolt-Action Rifle
``A-Square Genghis Khan Bolt Action Rifle
``A-Square Hamilcar Bolt Action Rifle
``A-Square Hannibal Bolt-Action Rifle(below - $4450.00 - click here)
``Auguste Francotte Bolt-Action Rifles ``Bansners Ultimate Bolt Action Rifles ``Beeman/HW 60J Bolt-Action Rifle ``Benton & Brown Firearms, Inc. Model 93 Bolt Action Rifle ``Blackheart International BBG Hunter Bolt Action ``Blackheart International LLC BBG Light Sniper Bolt Action
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Click on thumbnail to view larger image. (* indicates some parts are no longer available.)
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``Blaser R84 Bolt-Action Rifle
``Blaser R93 Bolt Action Rifle
``BRNO 537 Sporter Bolt-Action Rifle
``BRNO ZKB 527 Fox Bolt-Action Rifle
``BRNO ZKK 600, 601, 602 Bolt-Action Rifles(below-click here)
``Brown Precision Company Bolt Action Sporter
``Browning A-Bolt Gold Medallion
``Browning A-Bolt Left Hand
``Browning A-Bolt Micro Medallion
``Browning A-Bolt Rifle
``Browning A-Bolt Short Action
``Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker
``Browning Euro-Bolt Rifle
``Browning High-Power Bolt Action Rifle(below - $1300 to $1900 - click here)
``Browning X-Bolt Bolt Action Rifle
``Carbon One Bolt Action Rifle
``Carl Gustaf 2000 Bolt-Action Rifle Century
``Centurion 14 Sporter
``Century Enfield Sporter #4
``Century M70 Sporter
``Century Mauser 98 Sporter
``Century Swedish Sporter #38
``Cheytac M-200 (sniper rifle)
This is the same gun as above with add-on. Okay, elephant gun I suppose.
Weight: 31 lbs withou8t scope
Cartridge: .408 Cheytac or .357 CheyTac
Effective Range: 2000+ m – M-200
2000+ m – M-200 Carbine
1500+ m – M-200 CIV (Civilian)
1800+ m – M-310 SS (Single Shot) )
1800+ m – M-310 R (Repeater)
Feed System: 4 or 7 rd detachable box magazine
``Cheytac M70 Sporter ``Cooper Model 21 Bolt Action Rifle ``Cooper Model 22 Bolt Action Rifle
``Cooper Model 38 Centerfire Sporter(below - click here)
``Cooper Model 56 Bolt Action Rifle ``CZ 527 Bolt Action Rifles ``CZ 550 Bolt Action Rifles ``CZ 750 Sniper Rifle ``Dakota 22 Sporter Bolt-Action Rifle ``Dakota 76 Classic Bolt-Action Rifle ``Dakota 76 Safari Bolt-Action Rifle ``Dakota 76 Short Action Rifles ``Dakota 97 Bolt Action Rifle ``Dakota 416 Rigby African

The controlled-round feed of Dakota’s Model 76 is appreciated on dangerous-game hunts. (click here)

By John Zent, Editorial Director 

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Either Bring Your Heym Rifle or Use One Provided by the Factory - click here)
More tomorrow. 
Thank you for your interest.