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  • Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies

    When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.

    But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.

    “My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told the body modification website ModBlog.

    His goal was to become disabled.

    People like Jason have been classified as ‘‘transabled’’ — feeling like imposters in their bodies, their arms and legs in full working order.

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  • McCain’s Revenge (He’s No Hero)

    Senator John McCain waited two years to get his revenge against Donald Trump for saying that McCain is not a war hero. But with a giant middle finger — or more precisely a thumb — McCain, perhaps assuming that he’ll never run for election again, showed Donald Trump that repealing and replacing Obamacare would not be the “so easy” venture that the great “deal-maker” promised.

    I understand that these two men don’t like each other. I understand that revenge is a dish best served cold. But by looking to hurt President Trump — which I have no doubt was one motivation of the “maverick” Senator — John McCain cemented his reputation as a politico who always talked a good game and who traded on his former heroism but who in the end was a harmful influence in American politics. (I say cemented because McCain’s reputation had already gone substantially in that direction with his involvement in the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection Act — which may not be its official name — his incessant efforts to get and keep America in wars, and his mindless desire to promote “bipartisanship” over principle, party, and, in this case, country.)

    In the closing moments of his “triumphant” return-to-the-Senate speech on Tuesday night, Senator McCain said that after the debates and votes on health care reform, he planned to stay in D.C. for a few days managing the Senate approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), normally a fairly non-controversial process, before returning home for treating for his recently diagnosed brain cancer.

    From the turnabout-is-fair-play files, as long as John McCain was going to torpedo his own party and the nation to assuage his obsession with only supporting bills approved of by Democrats, Senator Rand Paul decided “Game on!” On Friday, Dr. Paul, long one of the Senate’s most aggressive opponents of Obamacare, blocked the Senate from moving directly to consideration of McCain’s cherished NDAA. Not knowing when his bill may move to the floor, I suspect McCain will simply return to Arizona, any future return date uncertain at best. For Dr. Paul, a hot-off-the-grill revenge is fine as well…

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  • Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship

    China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users evade its Great Firewall of internet censorship: Apple.

    Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt the country’s system of internet filters has vanished from Apple’s app store on the mainland.

    One company, ExpressVPN, posted a letter it had received from Apple saying that its app had been taken down “because it includes content that is illegal in China.”

    Another tweeted from its official account that its app had been removed.

    A search on Saturday showed that a number of the most popular foreign virtual-private networks, also known as VPNs, which give users access to the unfiltered internet in China, were no longer accessible on the company’s app store there.

    ExpressVPN wrote in its blog that the removal was “surprising and unfortunate.”

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  • Appeals Court Schools D.C. on Heller’s Meaning, Invalidates “May-Issue” Concealed Carry Licensing

    In a major development in the ongoing effort to restore the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion on Tuesday that would effectively require D.C. officials to make concealed carry licenses available on a “shall-issue” basis.

    The court’s decision comes in the combined cases of Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C.

    Following the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized a Second Amendment right to have operable handguns in the home for self-defense, the District retaliated by banning carrying of firearms outside the home.

    A lower federal court found D.C.’s carry ban also violated the Second Amendment, but rather than comply with that ruling, D.C. created a sham system for concealed carry permits that requires applicants to show a “good” or “proper” reason for needing to carry a concealed handgun. This includes a “special need for self-protection distinguishable from the general community,” job duties requiring the transport of large amounts of cash or valuables, or the need to protect a close relative who cannot provide for his or her own special self-defense needs. Practically speaking, this means the vast majority of law-abiding people who simply want to carry a handgun for self-dense in ordinary circumstances are automatically disqualified.

    Licensed concealed carry, moreover, is the only option for ordinary people to lawfully carry a loaded, accessible firearm for self-defense outside the person’s home or business in D.C., so in effect the ban on carry already found unconstitutional remains.

    Wrenn and Grace therefore presented the appellate court with the questions of whether the Second Amendment’s right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends beyond the home and, if so, whether District officials could nevertheless deny that right to all but a select, hand-picked few. The court’s answer to those questions was a resounding “yes” and “no,” respectively.

    The D.C. Circuit analogized the District’s current concealed carry licensing regime to the ban on keeping handguns at issue in Heller. The issue, the court stated, is not whether a few select people could exercise the right but whether it was available to responsible, law-abiding people in ordinary circumstances.Because the court found that D.C.’s “good” or “proper” reason requirement was effectively a ban on bearing arms by people entitled to Second Amendment protection, it declared the requirement invalid and barred its enforcement.

    The upshot of this decision is that D.C. must now issue concealed carry licenses to all otherwise eligible applicants, i.e., those who pass the District’s background check and training requirements and pay the applicable fees. Unfortunately, the court’s order is effectively on hold while District officials determine their next legal move. That could mean asking for a rehearing before the full D.C. Circuit or appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    How the District will proceed remains to be seen, but in the meantime, your NRA’s efforts in the Grace case have for now contributed to winning a vital battle in the continuing conflict over the right to keep and bear arms in the seat of the nation’s government. As ever, we will keep our readers apprised of further developments in this ongoing effort.


  • States begin teaching armed drivers how to interact with police

    Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

    Arizona, which allows residents to carry weapons without permits, recently changed its rule book for the road in a bid to avoid confrontations such as the one that killed Philando Castile. The Minnesota man, who had a gun permit, was fatally shot during a 2016 traffic stop after telling an officer he was armed.

    Arizona is among a small number of states instructing drivers on what to expect during traffic stops. It appears to be the first to use its driving rules to address situations in which motorists are armed.

    Democratic state Rep. Reginald Bolding said Castile’s death inspired him to seek changes to the state’s driver’s manual. He said the revisions were necessary because Arizona does not require gun permits and some owners have not been trained to handle firearms.

    “The goal was to create a set of standards,” Bolding said.

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  • Body camera footage shows officer planting drugs, public defender says

    Police and prosecutors in Baltimore have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender’s office says shows an officer planting drugs.

    One officer has been suspended and two others have been placed on administrative duty, police said. Police said they have not reached any conclusions as to the conduct depicted in the video. Other cases in which the officers are involved are now under review as well, police and prosecutors said.

    The public defender’s office, which released the footage, said it was recorded by an officer during a drug arrest in January. It shows the officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash-strewn lot.

    That portion of the footage was recorded automatically, before the officer activated the camera. After placing the can, the officer walks to the street, and flips his camera on.

    “I’m gonna go check here,” the officer says. He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing the plastic bag, which is filled with white capsules.

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  • Trump Accuses Criminal James Comey of Holding Fake “PEEGATE” Dossier Over His Head

    From The New York Times report:

    In the interview, Mr. Trump said he believes Mr. Comey told him about the dossier to implicitly make clear he had something to hold over the president. “In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Mr. Trump said. As leverage? “Yeah, I think so,’’ Mr. Trump said. “In retrospect.”

    The president dismissed the assertions in the dossier: “When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk. I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about man, this is such a phony deal.”


  • Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matters activists conflicted

    Chauntyll Allen wasn’t sure how to feel on Monday when she traveled to Justine Damond’s memorial site in the affluent South Minneapolis neighborhood known as Fulton.

    The 43-year-old leader of a Black Lives Matter group in St. Paul, Minnesota, stood near Xerxes Avenue and 51st St. by the late Damond’s home, watching the mostly white residents share remarks about police brutalityand the need for police reform.

    Many of those same people, she recalled, were nowhere to be found when Allen and her fellow activists were out marching for justice for black police-shooting victims like Philando Castile and Jamar Clark.

    “Some white people don’t feel the tragedy until one of them is murdered,” Allen told Mic on Wednesday.

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  • Lawyer Meeting With @DonaldJTrumpJr Tied to Debunked Trump-Russia Dossier

    The Russian lawyer with whom Donald J. Trump, Jr. met with apparently met appears to have ties to unverified “dossier” circulated by the catlady blog Buzzfeed, raising questions about a possible Deep State set-up.

    Media went wild over a mundane, pointless meeting Donald J. Trump, Jr. had with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin to obtain opposition research on Hillary Clinton. (Of course, they ignored Ukraine trying to help Clinton secure power.)

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  • John McCain dispatched a trusted aide across the Atlantic to get dirty dossier from ex-spy after former British diplomat told him about blackmail tapes

     

    • The Guardian charted the path the dirty dossier made from a British intelligence professional to Sen. John McCain and then the FBI
    • McCain, 80, put out a statement Wednesday saying that he was the bureau’s source of the controversial dossier
    • The Arizona Republican found out about the dossier’s existence while at a meeting in Canada and dispatched an emissary to hunt it down
    • He met an ex-British diplomat in Canada – now identified as Sir Andrew Wood -who in one version of events told him about the file
    • Wood is a former associate of Tony Blair the ex-British prime minister, and admitted talking to McCain
    • He issued a nuanced statement saying he did not give McCain the dossier and had ‘done nothing wrong’  – but he did not deny telling McCain the file existed

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  • John Chambers boasted Thursday that allegations he bribed cops has hardly put a dent in his business

    Self-proclaimed gun lawyer to the stars John Chambers boasted Thursday that allegations he bribed cops has hardly put a dent in his business.

    Ahead of a Manhattan federal court hearing, Chambers could be heard telling his lawyers that his gun clients are sticking by him despite the charges.

    After the hearing, Chambers’ lawyer confirmed his client is “still in business” and that he continues helping clients obtain gun permits — including from the NYPD.

    “Yes!” an animated Chambers chimed in at one point although he declined further explanation.

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  • GOV. DAYTON: DON’T HONOR PHILANDO CASTILE

    A racially mixed Ramsey County jury acquitted St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Casatile last month. Officer Yanez had been charged with second degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. John wrote about the case when the jury returned here. John observed that “Castile’s death was tragic, but there was one outrageous aspect of the case: Governor Mark Dayton’s instant reaction to the shooting.”

    Following the verdict Governor Dayton has continued in the same vein. He now calls for a new $12 million police training fund to be named after Castile. The Star Tribune reportsthat local law enforcement is none too thrilled with Dayton’s proposal. One officer whom I know and trust asks us to post his comments without identifying him by name or department. I believe he speaks for many Minnesota law enforcement officers who feel compelled to mute their voice in the face of Dayton’s disparagement, both implicit and explicit. Their voice nevertheless deserves to be heard. He writes:

    In a sane world the forced effort to make Philando Castile the poster child for out of control police officers would have ended when 12 citizens unanimously voted not guilty at the conclusion of the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. However, we do not appear to be living in a sane world and the #narrative continues unabated.

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  • Morons at NYT Demonize Gun Owners, Yet Bury the Fact that Crazed Doctor/Shooter Passed National Background Check!

    The vile asstards at the New York Times wrote a very despicable story on the recent crazy doctor in NYC who shot up the hospital where he once worked. The first 19 paragraphs demonize gun owners, semi-automatic rifles, opponents of CuHomo’s SAFE Act, the gun store where the guy bought his rifle as well as the NRA.

    Then comes paragraph 19:

    Matthew Myerson, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in New York, said the weapon had been purchased legally and had been “modified to be compliant with New York State law.”

    Dr. Bello passed the federal background check, which includes determining whether a buyer belongs to any of nine categories of people prohibited from owning firearms. Among them are felons, illegal immigrants, active drug users, people with dishonorable discharges from the military, people with orders of protection in family disputes and people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

    Dr. Bello had a criminal record, but he had been convicted of a misdemeanor, which would not have kept him from buying the gun.

    While the weapon did not have some of the features it might have before the SAFE Act was passed, it was just as powerful.

    “It certainly didn’t hamper him from being able to kill anybody,” said a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation but who was not authorized to speak about it publicly.

    When we protested that the SAFE act was just criminalizing cosmetic features – and not doing anything to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, gun owners were vilified, mocked and steamrolled by our retarded Governor.

    The New York Times is FAKE NEWS and the enemy of every patriotic gun owner.

    Fuck them.