After over two years of legal battles the Canadian pastor that was arrested for holding services in defiance of Woo-Flu lockdown dictates has won his appeal.
All fines are to be returned to the pastor and his brother. In addition there are penalties are being assessed against the government including Artur’s costs for litigation. Hopefully this will actually cover his costs.
Artur made headlines in 2020 when he told Albert storm troopers to get out of his church. He was videoed verbally berating the cops as they attempted to shut down services. He was later arrested for refusing to abide by illegal orders.
He was arrested again in a pre-dawn raid by Albert SWAT storm troopers on the day he was scheduled to speak at a Canadian Truckers protest rally.
This sort of falls in the same category of all the people that had their guns confiscated after hurricane Katrina. They did get their firearms back but it took years of litigation and when/if they got them back many were significantly damaged.
Artur will not get his time spent in prison back. He was made an example of what the government will do to you if they decide you are not of the right class.
Rebeka Jones made the news because she was a “data portal administrator” who claimed that DeSantis was forcing her to publish false covid numbers. Her claim was bogus from the start and almost anybody that works with these sorts of data portals knows it.
The gist of what she her office was doing was receiving daily data dumps from the state and then uploading that data into a public facing portal. By having this two step process the state could make sure that no Personally Identifying Data (PID) could be released to the public accidently as there was an “air gap” between PID and the public facing portal.
Rebeka claimed she was being forced to modify the data. This is bogus on the face because she would have had to make the exact same modifications to each data upload and her portal was not an official source. No matter what changes she made or how often she made them, the original data would be unchanged. I.e. she did not have the power to do what she claimed she was being told to do.
She is currently running for congress as a Democrat. Being a person of good moral character and able to understand the rules plus knowing what she has the power to do, she fucked up.
Yep, she failed to register as a Democrat before the deadline. Thus a north Florida judge ruled that she is not eligible for this months Democrat primary.
We hope that Ms. Jones continues to make the same quality of choices alleviating the need for people to actually care about her or her opinions.
While not quite at the same level as some schools in Georgia, at least one county in North Carolina is moving in the correct direction.
With the start of the 2022-2023 school year all of the schools in the Madison County school district will have School Resource Officers (SRO). All SROs will be armed with a 9mm sidearm with at least 2 reloads (50+ rounds). In addition there will be breaching tools in each shool.
The article states that the breaching tools will be kept in the safe, which really doesn’t make sense.
The Citizen Times reports that schools are being hardened by pre-staging equipment for the SROs and responding law enforcement. They are also adding panic button systems to will be directly connected to the police dispatch.
The problem with all of these styles of hardening is the same. It is what we saw in Uvalde and Parkland, the effective response to a mass shooting requires men and women to advance to the sound of gunfire and take out the shooter.
It doesn’t matter if the police response time is less than 3 minutes if they are going to cower in the hallway for 77 minutes. It doesn’t matter if there is an SRO on site if they are hiding being the building with brown stains in their shorts.
You are your own first responder. When my children enter a school as a student the school becomes parent in loco. That means the school staff members need to be able to be first responders.
My wife doesn’t carry. I can’t make her. I won’t make her. We’ve come a long way in that she is comfortable handling firearms. She is prepared to defend our home and children with deadly force today. She’s had formal training and she will put rounds on target. She is certainly much better than minute of animal.
I do carry. We do not want every teacher to carry. There are some that are not mentally up to the task. There are some that are more afraid of making a mistake than of doing the right thing. What we want is for staff, including teachers, to have the ability to carry on campus.
Gun banners just got to ban guns. It is what they do.
Once is an accident.
Twice is a coincident.
Three times is enemy action.
Oregon gun control advocates are putting a measure on the ballot which will make it impossible for people to actually purchase a firearm.
The measure would enact a law requiring a permit issued by a local law enforcement agency to purchase any firearm. Applicants would have to pay a fee, be fingerprinted, complete safety training, and pass a criminal background check.
Hmmm, “Shall Not Be Infringed.”
“In order to obtain the permit, an applicant would have to show up with a firearm to demonstrate the ability to load, fire, unload, and store the firearm,” Williamson, an Oregon trial attorney specializing in firearms law, told The Epoch Times. “But you can’t get a firearm without the permit. And under Oregon’s highly restrictive gun storage laws, no one can legally loan a firearm to another. That creates an impassable barrier.”
Everything we see happening today is about making it as difficult and expensive as possible in order to exercise our rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.
“We can’t require you to show good cause? Then you will have to show you have good moral character.”
“You want a permit? No problem, just pay hundreds of dollars up front and take a training course. What training course? We haven’t defined it yet, you’ll have to wait until sometime next year.”
“You want to purchase a gun? No problem get a permit.”
“You want to purchase a gun? Sorry, there are no gun stores because they’ve all been sued out of existance.”
Side note, for the longest time there was only on LLC in Washington DC. He had an office in the MPD building. If you had permission to buy a gun from the government you had to jump through a bunch of hoops. Purchase you firearm outside the city and then have it shipped into the city to actually pick it up. Go read Emily Gets Her Gun: But Obama Wants to Take Yours
They’ve lost, but they are going to cause as much pain as possible on the way down.
Different areas have different cultures, this is very true. While most of the world will poke fun a Texans, I would much rather interact with a full of themselves Texan than somebody from NY.
When I say “interactions” I’m not talking about friends from NYC as such, but those random strangers that you run into and have to deal with.
If I see a car with New York plates I expect a certain type of driving from them and allow for it. Same with a few other states.
Fortunately for all of us, we don’t wear our license plates on our backs. We just have to interact with each other.
Most people have a level of pride in where they live. This doesn’t include the transplant that is always complaining about how it was better wherever it was they came from, this is the people that live where they live because they want to.
This is how you end up with “The Big Apple” and how every person from NYC seems to believe it is the greatest city ever. The people of San Francisco are proud of their city and or state. You can see this in “school pride” where just because you went to a particular university or high school you are proud of that institution.
Say “Go Trojans” and everybody knows. “I’m a Packer Backer” and everybody knows. This is human.
The problem with attitudes is how people deal when they are not in their territory. The Texan that advertises with a $200 to $500 Stetson hat. The NYC person does it with their “big apple” attire.
But it is when people open their mouths that you find the difference.
“Everything is bigger in Texas” or “It is better in Texas” comes across as crass to the person that knows that theirs is better.
The alternative statement is “your _____ is shit”.
That is the big difference. Somebody from the south is likely to say “Ours is better.” while somebody from these entitled liberal bastion are more likely to say that yours is bad. There is such a huge difference in perception of “ours is better” vs. “yours is bad”. People take offense from those sorts of words.
Those elites have a horrible habit of looking down at everybody that isn’t part of their clique. It doesn’t matter if you are in their territory or they are in yours.
Most cops I’ve interacted with have been polite and helpful within the limits of what the interaction is about. My one interaction with a NYC cop was an example of that “You’re not a NYC person so you’re garbage.” I was on my bike, I asked for directions to a restaurant. The restaurant was actually just down the alley from where we were. You could see it. I didn’t.
The cop was not happy to have somebody talk to him. He heard the request and gave me directions. I thanked him and rode off following his directions. And almost ended up taking the Holland Tunnel right off the island.
Came back around and on the fifth attempt finally found the restaurant. That is the attitude I expect of people that think they are elites.
What this means is that people that have this sort of city elite attitude push it when they are in other states. They are often loud, out, and proud. Not talking about just sexual orientation. You see this in bumper stickers and other car stickers. People on the left will often decorate their vehicles with all their stances. Baby murder stickers. Anti-Trump stickers. Gun Free Zone stickers. coexist stickers. They are all out there. They are never really afraid that somebody is going to react in a physical way to these statements, in their own enclaves.
They know exactly how they think of those low life deplorables those knuckles drag when they walk. They know how they would act if one of “those people” were to dare to enter, no invade, their enclave. They expect the same response when they go elsewhere.
If they would be willing to do evil to somebody because of their stance on a political position, they expect others to do the same to them. The project their actions onto others and are fearful.
It reminds me of the Trump yard signs in the town just north of me. They are a very elite leftist town. The people that put out Trump yard signs were reporting them vandalized or stolen constantly. The police didn’t really do anything. The news media played a tiny violin for those yucky tRumptsters. It wasn’t a big deal.
Then people put out some BLM signs. A few, a very few, were knocked over. The police immediately released a press statement about how hate doesn’t belong int eh community and that they would find the horrible evil people that were vandalizing signs.
The funny thing was one person that reported that they had had more Trump signs vandalized or stolen himself than all the reported vandalism of BLM signs combined.
This is the problem. They know that they would do it. Thus they expect others to do it to them.
I never fear travel in urban and rural areas. I’m going to be polite and most of the time the people around me are polite right back. I worry about moving through cities. There seems to be much more violence in those areas. It is very hard to find confirmed reports of people being attacked because they were “leftists” or “progressives” or such.
This person would have no problems traveling in the southlands if she kept her opinions to herself. The problem she has is that she doesn’t have the self control to keep her mouth shut. So she will say offensive things to strangers and then confirm her biases when they don’t just roll over and take it.