Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gun Control History MUST SEE

Gun Control History MUST SEE
Published on Mar 1, 2013


Justice Thomas RIPS Supreme Court For Ignoring Second Amendment: 'The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is ... This Court's Constitutional Orphan'

Researcher’s Note: California has always been an experimental state for the Liberals and their stealth laws. Example: You can have all your guns but we regulate the hell out of your ammo. Nope can’t use ammo with lead, bad for the environment! They know if they can get a law passed in California it will eventually trickle into the other states, and already has. Their attack on our Second Amendment is a high priority on their agenda list. Because of our Second Amendment we are still free. Other countries have already been defeated by their agenda, and yes their agenda is worldwide. This is not about Gun Control this is about your freedom! This is the result of Gun Control in Australia.
Australia's Gun Ban NOT Working So Well
Posted Aug 07, 2012 by GunFun

Justice Thomas RIPS Supreme Court For Ignoring Second Amendment: 'The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is ... This Court's Constitutional Orphan'
ByBen Shapiro
February 20, 2018
On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a blistering rebuke to his Supreme Court colleagues, as well as to lower courts that have refused to treat the Second Amendment with the same level of honor as other rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Thomas wrote a dissent against his Supreme Court colleagues refusing to take up the case of California’s 10-day waiting period for buying a gun. Under California law, gun buyers — even those who already own guns — must wait ten days before picking up their guns from the store. It doesn’t matter whether the background checks have already been run; purchasers must wait. The idea is that these potential buyers will have second thoughts about owning a gun, and decide not to pick up the gun after all.

The state of California provided little or no evidence to show that such cooling-off periods impact in any way either suicide rates or crime rates, particularly as applied to those who already have gun licenses and concealed carry permits. That didn’t stop the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from upholding the law on the basis that the purchaser “may want to purchase a larger capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd.” That contention was entirely speculative, of course.

But this is the lowest possible standard for constitutional review. As Thomas points out, the Heller case says Courts may not “decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.” The Court explicitly shot down “rational-basis scrutiny.”

All of this, wrote Thomas “is symptomatic of the lower courts’ general failure to afford the Second Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right. If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. But as evidenced by our continued inaction in this area, the Second Amendment is a disfavored right in this Court.”

As Thomas points out, if a state placed a ten-day waiting period on abortions, the Supreme Court would be quick to step in with a review. The Ninth Circuit even struck down a county’s 50-day waiting period for nude-dancing licenses. And the Ninth Circuit struck down traditional marriage laws for supposed lack of evidence, despite thousands of years of human history. Thomas concludes, “The right to keep and bear arms is apparently this Court’s constitutional orphan.”

Thomas, of course, is right. And the judiciary’s willingness to stand by and watch the Second Amendment dismantled piecemeal is an abdication of Constitutional duty on a grand scale.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Google's Eric Schmidt talks about how to run the world (not that he wants to)

Google's Eric Schmidt talks about how to run the world (not that he wants to)
June 9, 2008 |  3:48 pm
Despite its famous motto of "Don't be evil," there are some in the dark corners of the Web who speculate that Google's real plan is to take over the world. Google Watch features headlines such as "Google Must be Stopped," and "Is Google God?" The site Google World Domination even has a countdown clock, which indicates that the Skynet-type moment when we will all be slaves to the mighty Google algorithms will take place in roughly 6 years and 192 days. (Interestingly, the site, which includes a creepy video, features ads by Google, demonstrating how insidious that plot actually might be).

With that type of speculation out there, it's news any time a Google executive talks about running the world.

And that's exactly what Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt did today, sort of.

He didn't say that Google wanted to run the world. But he did offer an interesting suggestion to a crowd of power players in Washington about the best way to do it: Just like Google.

"It is possible to build a culture around innovation. It is possible to build a culture around leadership. And it is possible to build a culture around optimism. Google is an example, but by no means the only example, of a culture that can be built based on relatively scalable principles. We could run our country this way. We could run the world this way."

It was meant to be an inspiring moment ... Schmidt wrapped up a speech to the Economic Club of Washington during a luncheon in a packed ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Click here for an audio clip of Schmidt's comments.

The appearance was a homecoming of sorts for Schmidt. Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the club's president and a former President Clinton advisor, noted that Schmidt was born a few blocks away from the hotel at George Washington University Hospital, and grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs. His mother, Ellie Schmidt, was in the audience.

Schmidt talked about cloud computing and the promise of mobile devices, all the while plugging some Google products. For the journalists sitting in the back of the room (no lunch of seared beef filet with Cabernet reduction and lemon and thyme glazed salmon filet for us), Schmidt did commisserate about the state of the newspaper industry.

"We all care a lot about this. Newspaper demand has never been higher. The problem is revenues have never been lower. So people are reading the newspaper they're just not reading it in a way where the newspapers can make money on it. This is a shared problem. We have to solve it. There's no obviously good solution right now."

One possible solution some have have floated has been for Google to use a sliver of its approximately $175 billion market cap to buy a newspaper, such as the New York Times, but Schmidt recently downplayed such an idea.

Like many Silicon Valley executives who come to Washington, Schmidt spoke broadly about technology (his speech was titled, "The Future of the Internet: Engine for Economic Growth") and did his best not to make any major news. He didn't even come close to mentioning Yahoo, let alone comment on the possibility of Google cutting a deal to place ads next to Yahoo's search results.

Schmidt opted to talk less about the nuts-and-bolts of one of the world's largest companies than the ways in which technology can shape the future. Noting that the United States was founded "by people who saw a better model," Schmidt concluded his speech with this call to arms:

"So let's be revolutionaries. Let's take this opportunity, this huge change that is before us, with technlology, and let's change businesses, communications and the way we interact, on some new principles that reflect the very best of America."

Those sound like the words of someone who might be considering a run for higher office one day, assuming Google isn't running everything by then.

-- Jim Puzzanghera

Puzzanghera, a staff writer, covers tech and media policy from Washington

Photo: Google CEO Eric Schmidt during today's speech before the Economic Club of Washington. Credit: Getty Images.

Let’s connect the dots:

How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?
By Robert Epstein, Contributor | June 22, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Note: Eric E. Schmidt was the CEO for Google, a funder for the New America Foundation, is the chairman of the New America Foundation, and a 2008 Bilderberg conference participant (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the New America Foundation.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

The Sad News About Muckety
Monday, February 12, 2018
After 11 years, Muckety has shut down. We've simply run out of dough. (In another era, we could have underwritten our costs through advertising, but sad to say, Facebook and Google have become too greedy over the past decade. Not sour grapes; just the current reality.) Tx to all.
12:17 PM - 11 Feb 2018