SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE: OBAMA IS ON A ‘GUN CONFISCATION MISSION’


Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, in an exclusive conversation with Breitbart News, weighs in on the gun control push by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Chicago and President Barack Obama’s recent references to Australian-style gun confiscation as a way forward for America.

We first asked Sheriff Clarke about IACP’s new focus, whereby it turned from pushing longer prison sentences for criminals to pushing gun control exclusively, particularly universal background checks. The organization partnered with the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (NLEPPGV) in this endeavor.

Sheriff Clarke says:

I was extremely disappointed when I heard that my fellow law enforcement executive colleagues had gotten into bed with Obama and his gun confiscation mission. That’s really what it’s about. It’s not about reducing violence, it’s not about reducing mass murder or suicides. The real intent of Obama and these gun groups is gun confiscation and they know they are going to have to do it step by step. They’re not going to be able to go after that today, as there would be fierce blowback. So they are doing it in stealth ways and this IACP meeting is one of those ways.

Clarke indicated the NLEPPGV has embedded itself with the IACP, and that doing so is a “slick” way of not simply getting its message out but of making it look like law enforcement really does support more gun control. Clarke pointed out that funding for groups like NLEPPGV comes from the Ford Foundation, which he described as part of an “anti-Second Amendment crusade.”

He then said, “It is important to understand that the the chiefs who met in Chicago speak for themselves, they do not speak for the law enforcement profession.” Yet he lamented that the chiefs had aligned themselves with the NLEPPGV.

Clarke said:

We, in law enforcement, have an obligation to be on the side of crime victims. Not on the side of the criminal element. Gun control has nothing to do with the crime and violence that these chiefs see in their cities on a daily basis and they know it. But many of them, especially in your large urban centers, are under the thumb of anti-gun, soft on crime, mayors. And they have to sing from the same sheet of music that their mayors are singing from.

But the crime and violence we see in our cities and counties is not the result of a lack of background checks, and these chiefs know that. The research and data are there. Criminals  don’t care about laws in general and they don’t care about gun laws or gun restrictions. They will find a way to get around those.  And that’s why I ultimately say that the chiefs’ push for more gun control has nothing to do with reducing violence. Rather, it has to do with gun confiscation.

Clarke pointed to Obama’s October 27 speech to the chiefs in Chicago, in which he said, “It is easier for young people in this city and [communities around the country] to buy a gun than it is to buy a book.” Clarke said that this is Obama doing his best to continue to soften up the American people; to convince enough of them that we do need more gun control laws and to finally get Congress to agree.

We talked with Clarke about Obama’s not-so-subtle comments on gun confiscation via an Australian-style gun ban, and of the fact that Hillary Clinton also pointed to an Australian-style gun ban on October 16 at Keene State College. So we asked how much more conditioning might be required before the actual confiscation of guns can be pushed on the American people?

Clarke responded:

They won’t be able to it before Obama leaves office. Now, under a Mrs. Bill Clinton presidency, who knows. But even they know it’s down the road. I don’t know how far, but these people are slick, they are stealth in how they go about it. What they do is lay the groundwork, they pave the road approaching their ultimate goal of confiscation.

What Obama will try to do with his remaining time in office is further weaken the Second Amendment and frustrate the ability of people to keep and bear arms and purchase guns without having to jump through unreasonable hoops. Then the next person will take it step further, then the next person, then the next, and suddenly you realize gun confiscation is within reach. And that is their goal.

Between now and then they will go step by step, slowly conditioning the American people to buy into the lie.

I have said this all along too since the last shooting where he said not all the facts are in but………

While the bodies were still laying in the schools and not even cold yet.

To porn or not to porn, (Then have some busy body snitch you off)


Getty – Carl Court

One American software engineer has warned that people who have indulged in internet porn this past year could be in for a rude awakening.

Their browsing history could be made available to the public.

Brett Thomas, who lives in tech hotspot San Francisco, wrote a blog poston the topic and, well, it is pretty scary.

The post chronicles a scenario in which hackers cross-reference different sets of information in order to come up with the porn-viewing habits of everyday Americans.

This list could even contain names and information of people who browsed using “incognito” mode.

Thomas lays it all out:

“You should expect that at some point your porn viewing history will be publicly released and attached to your name,” he wrote.

Thomas does note that this scenario is not guaranteed to happen, due to the fact that it requires two separate hacks; one that collects personal user logs and another that collects user information from pornography websites.

Porn sites have already fallen victim to several high profile hacks.

He urges the tech community to get on top of this problem before it actually occurs, lest it be left up to lawmakers:

“I think the next big internet privacy crisis could expose the private and potentially embarrassing personal data of regular people to their neighbors,” he wrote.

“I worry about the policy measures that could be hastily enacted in response to such an event – yet another reason that the tech community should take a more proactive approach ensuring data privacy.”

With each passing year, large-scale hacks become more a part of modern life. Just last year, nude photographs of more than 100 celebrities were leaked to the Internet, and Sony faced major embarrassment when their email servers were hacked.

Angry Bieber(who?) storms off stage in Oslo

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber says he stopped a concert in Oslo after one song because fans got in his way as he tried to wipe up liquid on stage.


 

On Instagram, he wrote that he “chose to end the show as the people in the front row would not listen.” Videos posted on social media show a visibly irritated Bieber saying “Gimme me a second. Guys, I am done. I am not gonna do the show.”

The 21-year-old singer removed his cap and headset as he walked off the stage at Oslo’s Chateau Neuf concert hall before some 1,000 screaming fans.

Bieber, who earlier this week quit a radio show in Spain, blamed a rough week, saying “I don’t always handle things the right way but I’m human.”

I have no confirmation this turd is human. Just sayin…….

It is on the Internet so it must be fucking true…….

Did Phillip Morris Just Release a New Marlboro Marijuana Cigarette?

Is Big Tobacco already making moves into the marijuana business? Well, a story from Abril Uno might make you think that. When the website ran the story “Phillip Morris Introduces Marlboro Marijuana Cigarettes,” the Internet exploded and hundreds of thousands of people shared the link on social media.

“Phillip Morris, the world’s biggest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization bandwagon and start producing marijuana cigarettes,” the article boldly stated. Marlboro M would be a major move by the multi-million dollar company and potentially signal big business’s embrace of marijuana.

Only one problem: It’s a fake news story from a fake news website.

In case you missed your ninth grade Spanish class, “Abril Uno” translate to “April First,” a.k.a. April Fools’. If that didn’t tip you off, maybe some key lines in the article should have given you an idea that this was too good to be true.

“Norcik added that they have begun contacting former drug lords in Mexico and Paraguay, currently the largest marijuana-producing countries in the world, for the possibility of setting up a distribution ring across the North and South American continents, to streamline the supply lines.”

Yeah, not happening, don’t believe it.

But some people really wanted to believe, and a few doctored images circulating the web didn’t help quash the rumors.

Even though the life of legalized marijuana in the U.S. is still in its infancy, it’s not that crazy to think that a huge company like Philip Morris would make a move into the ganja game.

This past December, Bill Phelps, a spokesman for Philip Morris USA, maker of Marlboro, was very vague when asked about the possibility of the company’s move into the marijuana business.

“We have a practice of not commenting or speculating on future business,” Phelps said, adding “tobacco companies are in the business of manufacturing and marketing tobacco products.”

Marijuana business has already been killing it in Colorado, but we’re probably still a while away from big business marijuana and Marlboro M — so don’t hold your breath, in fact, just inhale … that’s the point.

Read more here:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/marlboro.asp

Pentagon: ‘We’re in combat’ in Iraq

The Pentagon conceded Wednesday that U.S. troops are in combat in Iraq after days of dancing around the characterization following the first death of U.S. service member in the campaign against ISIS.

“We’re in combat,” Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Wednesday. “I mean, of course, this is a combat zone. There’s a war going on in Iraq, if folks haven’t noticed. And we’re here and it’s all around us.”

The comments came after Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler was killed last week in a raid to free hostages held by ISIS. They are in stark contrast to President Barack Obama’s insistence last summer that “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq” while announcing the decision to assist Iraqis fighting ISIS.

 




Defense Secretary Ashton Carter also acknowledged later Wednesday that “there are American troops in combat every day” in Iraq, but he hedged his statement by saying that the overall U.S. role in Iraq is not to carry out a combat mission. Rather, he said, the U.S. mission to train and support local forces that does involve a combat aspect.

While the U.S. conducts aerial bombing raids against ISIS and sometimes carries out Special Operations ground missions, U.S. military personnel in Iraq are largely charged with training and advising Iraqi forces and are not directly embedded with those forces when they engage ISIS on the ground.

READ: Is the U.S. back in combat in Iraq?

Still, Carter was unequivocal that Wheeler — a Special Ops soldier — died in combat.

“Of course he died in combat. That’s what happened,” Carter said Wednesday during a news conference.

On Friday, however, he was more equivocal, emphasizing that Wheeler’s activities were not indicative of the U.S. taking on a combat stance in Iraq.

“It doesn’t represent assuming a combat role. It represents a continuation of our advise-and-assist mission” for Iraqi security forces, he told reporters.

Carter has said that the American public can expect to see more Special Forces raids on the ground against ISIS.

When pressed further on his comments, Warren, the Army spokesman, was unflinching in his assessment — noting that there’s a reason why U.S. forces serving in Iraq receive imminent danger pay, combat patches and carry guns.

“You know, our aviators are conducting combat air patrols, I mean, that’s the name of the mission, combat air patrol. So, of course it’s combat,” he said. “You know, they are conducting combat — when you’re a pilot and you strike an enemy target with thousands of pounds of bombs, that’s aerial combat.”

Warren added, “It’s a dangerous place, you know. We’ve had a man killed, we’ve had men — personnel wounded. That’s going to continue to happen.”

This after our president bragged how he got us out of IRAQ and blaming Bush.

It could happen to just about anyone I guess…….


Actor Sam Sarpong takes his own life

 

TV presenter June Sarpong has paid tribute to her brother Sam, who died after jumping off a bridge, saying his passing “is a loss for the world”.

Sam Sarpong, a 40-year-old model who was born in London and lived in Pasadena, California, died on Monday after officers spent seven hours trying to talk him down, local police said.

June Sarpong, who has presented shows for Channel 4, said: “I love my brother very much. Sam was an amazing human being. His passing is a loss for the world.

“I’d ask anyone who is going through tough times to seek help. Please talk to someone.”

She went on to say: “My family and I are in a state of shock, please allow us to grieve in private. Thank you for all your messages of condolence.”

The case is being investigated as a possible suicide, Los Angeles County coroner’s office said, but added that the official cause of death would not be known until the results of toxicology results come through.

He had modelled for Tommy Hilfiger and acted in television series Bones.

Earlier this year he posted a picture of himself with his sister, a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women who recently appeared as part of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, which he captioned: “with my Supastar sis June”.

States Tighten Conditions for Receiving Food Stamps as the Economy Improves

The food pantry here, just off the main drag in this neat college town, gets busiest on Wednesdays, when the parking lot is jammed and clients squeeze into the lobby, flipping through books left on a communal shelf as they wait their turn to select about a week’s worth of food.

The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program is intended to be a supplemental food pantry, but a growing number of clients here and at pantries around the state have little else to rely on because of a change in state policy this year. That change is part of an adjustment being made by states that will strip food stamp benefits from a million childless, able-bodied adults ages 18 to 49, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan organization that focuses on low-income Americans.

At its core is a basic question: As the economy improves, should states continue waivers that were enacted during the recession to allow healthy adults who are not working to get food stamps longer than the law’s time limit? Maine is one of the states that say no.

Last year, the administration of Gov. Paul R. LePage, a Republican, decided to reimpose a three-month limit (out of every three-year period) on food stamps for a group often known as Abawds — able-bodied adults without minor dependents — unless they work 20 hours per week, take state job-training courses or volunteer for about six hours per week. Maine, like other states, makes some exceptions.

“You’ve got to incentivize employment, create goals and create time limits on these welfare programs,” said Mary Mayhew, the commissioner of health and human services in Maine. She said the measure was in line with Mr. LePage’s efforts to reform welfare.

The number of Abawds receiving food stamps in Maine has dropped nearly 80 percent since the rule kicked in, to 2,530 from about 12,000. This time limit is an old one, written into the 1996 federal welfare law. But, during the recession, most states took advantage of a provision that allows them to waive it when unemployment is persistently high, which meant poor adults could stay on the program regardless of their work status.

Maine is one of eight states that qualified for waivers in 2015 but decided to use them only in parts of the state or not at all. And, as the economy improves, more states will cease to qualify for the waivers, even if they want them. The Agriculture Department estimates that 23 states will cease to qualify for statewide waivers in the 2016 fiscal year.

“It means life gets tougher for those childless adults who face barriers already getting back into work,” said Ed Bolen, a senior policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

He said those adults tended to have limited education and faced a postrecession labor market in which many people who want to work still cannot find jobs. According to the federal Agriculture Department, the households of able-bodied adults receiving food stamps in 2013 had average gross incomes of $308 per month — or less than 30 percent of the federal poverty guideline.

The re-emergence of the work requirements has stoked discontent among advocates for the poor and hungry who say the law is unfair because states are not required to offer food stamp recipients a work assignment before cutting them off, and because searching for a job does not necessarily count. The Agriculture Department makes money available to states willing to pledge work assignments to food stamp recipients, but many states do not take advantage of it. Recently the department announced that it had provided $200 million to 10 states for pilot programs that would help people find jobs and move them off food stamps.

“If the job situation in the area is a really a tough situation, this is an incredibly harsh provision,” said Ellen Vollinger, the legal and food stamp director for the Food Research and Action Center. “There’s going to be harm, and it’s going to show up in greater hunger, probably in greater instances of health problems and could show up in greater instances of homelessness.”

Around the country, food pantry directors are girding for an influx of hungry adults as the work requirement re-emerges. In Wisconsin, the time limit kicked in statewide on April 1, and the independent Legislative Fiscal Bureau there has estimated that 31,000 people could lose their food stamps.

“We’re going to run out of food,” said Sherrie Tussler, the executive director of the Hunger Task Force Milwaukee. “It’s going to cause wide-scale hunger here in Milwaukee, and we’re in trouble.”

The staff at the food pantry in Brunswick estimated that 10 clients a week have been losing their food stamps to this provision. It expects that it will see an increase in visits and the amount of food it will need to provide.

Jackie Dulack, 38, picked up bread and pork at the Brunswick pantry, and had no plan for when the food ran out. Ms. Dulack, who said she was unemployed and had no income, received a letter from the state last fall saying she would lose her food stamps if she did not meet the work requirement.

She said that her food stamps had since been cut off and that the general assistance office had told her that she would need to be working to get them back. (The State Department of Health and Human Services would not confirm her benefit status, citing privacy law.)

Ms. Dulack is training to become a personal care aide, but her courses do not count toward the job-training requirement.

“How,” she wondered, “do you expect people to live and feed themselves and survive with nothing?”

Officials have emphasized that people can meet the work requirement by volunteering about six hours a week, and that is happening here: Warren Bailey, 40, has been unable to find work in towing or fast food and so has signed up as a pantry volunteer. But there is concern in the state that there is not enough volunteering or job-training capacity for food stamp recipients who cannot find jobs, especially in rural parts.

“If you’re not lucky like me and found this place, the food pantry, I don’t even know where else I would go,” Mr. Bailey said.

In Kansas, the number of childless, able-bodied adults receiving food stamps dropped by 15,000 in the month after the waiver expired in December 2013, compared with the roughly 3,000 to 4,000 people who had been leaving the program monthly before the change, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

In some states, advocates have sounded the alarm about the administration of the change. After Minnesota became ineligible for a statewide waiver at the end of 2013, Colleen Moriarty of Hunger Solutions was alarmed, she said, when more than twice as many adults as predicted lost food stamps. And legal advocates in Ohio filed a civil rights complaint after the state declined the waiver for 2014 for all but 16 rural counties, noting that cities with large populations of poor minority residents were not in counties that received the waiver.

Boy are the libtards mad now! The horror of making able bodied persons actually do a minute bit of work for something they used to get for free at taxpayer expense. The enrollments for snap have dropped dramatically especially in Maine.

Dipshit of the day: Deputy in S.C. classroom video fired

The school resource officer who threw a student across the room of a South Carolina classroom has been terminated from his job, the Richland County sheriff announced Wednesday.

Sheriff Leon Lott said that an internal investigation found that the force Deputy Ben Fields used to arrest a student who was disrupting a class at Spring Valley High School on Monday was “not based on training or acceptable.”

Monday’s incident, which was captured on video, has gained national attention.

The investigation was based solely on policy violations.

“I do not feel that the proper procedures were used at that point,” said Lott about Fields throwing the student across the room.

“Deputy Fields did not follow proper training or procedure when he threw the student across the room,” Lott said.


“Deputy Ben Field did wrong this past Monday,” he said. “It’s not what I expect from my deputies, or what I tolerate from my deputies.”

Lott said both the teacher and the administrator, who is African American, supported Fields’ actions. They felt that everything he did was correct, that he didn’t use excessive force, Lott said.

“But I had problems with it,” he said. “I have to make the decision.”

The sheriff made a point of saying that the whole incident was started by the student.

The teacher and the administrator said the student was combative and not allowing the teacher to teach, Lott said.


“We have to put responsibility on her for disrupting that school, disrupting that class,” Lott said. But, “what she did does not justify what our deputy did.”

Fields was terminated for his actions, not for anything she did, Lott said.

“My decision was based on what he did as a deputy sheriff.”

Lott said Fields had been at Spring Valley for seven years and that he had tremendous support from faculty and students. There had never had been a complaint about him from people at the school, he said.

Lott was grateful for the videos that were made of the incident.

“Videos are something that we welcome,” he said. “Hopefully one day soon we’ll have them on all of our deputies.”

Any possible criminal investigation will be handled by federal and state agencies.

On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice said they launched a civil rights investigation into the incident.

In an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the lawyer for the girl who who was flipped out of her desk and tossed across the room said his client was injured in the incident.

Todd Rutherford said the teen has a cast on her arm and suffered neck and back injuries in the confrontation. Rutherford also said the girl suffered a rug burn on her forehead.

Lott had said Tuesday that the girl “may have had a rug burn” but otherwise was not injured.

One of the three recordings of the incident showed the teen striking Fields.

Rutherford said his client may have struck the officer as she reacted to being grabbed by the neck.