FBI terrorists among us: the 1993 WTC Bombing

We had an assistant DA teaching in the police academy when I went through it that told us to never trust the FBI. He told us that from personal experience that if they didn’t have evidence against you, they’d manufacture it. And remember, compared to the BATFE, the FBI are angels.

Lessons for the Armed Citizen from the Dorner Incidents


A defensive gun use (DGU) by an Armed Citizen is a balance of doing the right things, doing things right, and not doing the wrong things.

Christopher Dorner was a former LAPD Officer who went crazy in February 2013, murdered several people, and eventually committed suicide when surrounded by the authorities. During the manhunt for Dorner, two mistaken identity shootings by police occurred in the Los Angeles area. One shooting, by Torrance Police Officers, occurred near a checkpoint and the other in the vicinity of a LAPD Captain’s home. The home was being protected by a detail of LAPD Officers because the Captain may have been a specific target of Dorner’s.

A recent settlement for the Torrance Police shooting has revived commentary about the ‘trigger happy police,’ etc. I will be the first to admit I wouldn’t want to be downrange during such an episode but there are also…

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Not Your Friends

Found this at the Woodpile Report:  http://www.woodpilereport.com/  If you are not reading ol remus every Tuesday, you got some ‘splaining to do.  Go there and read it ALL.  Do it again next week.  And every week thereafter.

DHS no-rules watchlist rules expanded – The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist… It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.”
Scahill and Devereaux at firstlook.org

DHS Blacklist – Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future. On that dangerous theory, the government is secretly blacklisting people as suspected terrorists and giving them the impossible task of proving themselves innocent of a threat they haven’t carried out.
Hina Shamsi, ACLU, via Scahill and Devereaux at firstlook.org


Human Rights…

First it was the UN saying Detroit could not cut off water for non-payment because clean water is a human right.  Now this:

High speed internet is a human right – A California nonprofit says that a Comcast Internet service program for poor people is too difficult to sign up for… Comcast had to create the $10-per-month Internet Essentials program in order to secure approval of its acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011…. Many low-income residents do not have Social Security Numbers and are required to travel long distances to verify their identities… CETF also wrote that Comcast has violated program rules by conducting credit checks.
Jon Brodkin at arstechnica.com

Hat tip to ol remus and the woodpile report.