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Gun Confiscation – Last Refuge of the Tyrant

 

By Sartre
theintelhub.com
January 13, 2013

Few polarizing subjects are more hotly debated than gun control. Usually lost in the fray of emotional diatribes to ban guns, are the historic empirical foundations of our forefathers who fought a revolution to escape from imperial tyranny. The true reality in today’s AmeriKa is that individual liberty is the most despised activity that any citizen can exert in their lives. Both the popular state worship culture and the authoritarian hoodlums that run the government are so fearful of armed independent citizens, that they are eager to burn the Bill of Rights. Face it, the government is committed to force you to be a ward of the state and will kill you if you resist.

Because of government school propaganda, those indoctrinated during the last several decades are woefully lacking in the knowledge of their own heritage. Phyllis Schlafly writes in, The Founding Fathers On Right To Bear Arms, and reminds of the essence in the Second Amendment.

James Madison: Americans have “the advantage of being armed” — unlike the citizens of other countries where “the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

Patrick Henry: “The great objective is that every man be armed. . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun.”

George Mason: “To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Samuel Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed . . . to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”

Richard Henry Lee: “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”

“The chief reason America has remained a free country is the widespread private ownership of firearms. Individual ownership of guns made the American Revolution possible. The principal purpose of the Second Amendment was to maintain our freedom from government. It is an insult to our heritage to imply that the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment just to protect deer hunters.”

End of story, but the beginning of the gulag. Before bleeding hearts start their vicious attacks on the gun toting culture, a critical examination of your own national allegiance must be questioned. Do you freely give your loyalty to the principles upon which the nation was founded or do you simply pledge your obedience to an imperium empire?

Consider that public officials are terrified of an armed citizenry because they are well aware that their personal safety might someday be confronted. Their outlaw edicts and coercive submission is recognized as a dictatorship. However, an armed insurrection is so remote, based upon the overwhelming lack of character and courage of most populace denizens. Facing an enemy on a battlefield would be more an exercise of genuflection and public remorse for daring to oppose the institutional establishment.

The current state of the art of weaponry, as any viewer of the TV military channel knows, is so advanced that open conflict against the Federal Stasi would result is suicide by cop. Homeland Security is designed to be the domestic Gestapo. Any thinking and liberty-loving person must conclude that President Barack Obama acts as if he is a potentate.

Rule by executive orders is a formula for tyrannical governance. Gun registration builds the database for constabulary confiscation. An organized knock at the door means that abolition of banned munitions from the “Cold Dead Hands” will look more like a visit from an IRS tax auditor than an assault from the nearest SWAT team.

Too many people accept that subjects must be intimidated into compliance of surrender. The threat of armed defiance is less likely than meek regimentation for transport to a FEMA camp. All those body bags will be used more effectively, when people’s opposition to being re-educated fails, than for dragging out your remains from your own house.

The practical prospects to use violence against a well funded and equipped force of government storm troopers is problematic at best. The solution to marital law thuggery is to repatriate the military legions stationed globally in the expansion of the empire. Somewhere within the ranks of the active military, the means to confront Emperor Obama exists. The military oath states:

“I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

Careerist politicians, a tenured judiciary and an entrenched and escalating bureaucracy that consolidates the central government monster have systematically dismantled the Constitution. The repressive regime would have you believe that the Bradley Manning’s in the military machine are traitors just as much as Benedict Arnold. Hitherto, the certainty that going it alone resistance allows for the enormous capacities of the Intelligence Community apparatus to target any lone individual.

Remember the predictive example of the American crypto-anarchist, James Dalton Bell. “He created the idea of arranging for anonymously sponsored assassination payments via the Internet, which he called “assassination politics”. Since the publication of the “Assassination Politics” essay, Bell was targeted by the federal government of the United States. He was imprisoned on felony charges of tax evasion in 1997.”

Folks, let’s get real. Violent subversion just provides an excuse for even greater levels of repression. Likewise, gun confiscation has more to do with instilling universal fear in the minds of ordinary law abiding; translate – valid constitutional laws, than removing firepower out of your home.

Since the system dreads an armed citizenry, the criminal syndicates that divvy up their ruling fiefdoms, fear an informed population even more. Knowledge is required, but action must accompany an awakening that the totalitarian government thrives because civil society obeys the despotism of their feudal master.

Per the pernicious mass media, civil conduct is defined as surrendering your guns in order to repent out of a fictitious guilt or a bogus empathy for innocent victims. Insultingly, the pressitute media professes to be the purveyor of altruism. Never will you hear one utterance about the foundations of individual natural rights that underpins rightful authority for personal and community liberty.

The Second Amendment of the Constitution was written to protect society from the instinctual tendencies of a tyrannical government. Where is the outrage from a horror-struck public? The laundry list of dictatorial politicians from California to Illinois and in New York has identified themselves as enemies of the people.

The disgusting “Gabby Gifford’s” executive order that is being engineered by the Biden comrades will prohibit the manufacture and sale of a comprehensive range and types of weapons and accessories. Administrative fiat out of the barrel of a government regulation is more dangerous than a Glock pistol pointed at your head from a FBI agent. Many civil servants still restrain their oppressive actions to the appearance of legal conduct. However, the tyrants that make policy are bent on destroying the will of the public to oppose the transformation of America into a total police state.

The system will implode when enough genuine patriotic resistors organize a modern day Committee of Correspondence. The Tree of Liberty requires heroes. Unfortunately, most compliant citizens are cowards.

The rush to purchase guns demonstrates that a groundswell of public awareness is growing. The hoops designed to make gun ownership burdensome or personal carry permits nearly impossible to obtain, need to be endured and applied for in greater numbers.

By sending a loud and clear message to the establishment elitists, the righteous citizen militia will undertake the legitimate role of the Minute Men. Treason against the people has been official policy for decades. Now is the time to revolt against the TSA mindset that is calculated to condition the acquiescent and the timid from exercising their basic rights.

A countrywide day of protest leading up to a national strike of civil disobedience is the inherent response to government tyranny. Engage in a public dialogue at your local assembly. Organize events that demonstrate the resolve and bravery of our ancestors. Stand up to oppressive authority and defy the illicit tactics of the goon squads.

The system is playing a bluff. Push back now will spare bloodshed later. Never initiate any action that can be construed as violent behavior. Public political speech is the most skillful weapon to use, when exposing the oppressors.

The “War on Liberty” needs to be fought for the minds and hearts of all judicious thinking citizens. Guns are not the issue, recapturing your heritage and exercising your God given rights is the struggle. The state of war is on. Fight it with fervor, while maintaining your dignity. Nothing less would dishonor your defiant forebearers.

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Sartre writes for BATR

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Threat of EMP offer real apocalypse panic scenario

Threat of EMP offer real apocalypse panic scenario

By John Robson, Parliamentary Bureau

Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:00:00 EST AM

"Starfish Prime." (Image courtesy of US Govt. Defense Threat Reduction Agency)

If you are having trouble coping with the Mayan apocalypse no-show, relax. We face a genuine threat of staggering proportions, namely an Electro-Magnetic Pulse or EMP.

An EMP would take out the electric grid, our food distribution network, banking, possibly even cars. Most people realize the harm computer viruses can do to one bank or power plant. But a major EMP burst wouldn’t just force us to reboot everything. It would require physical repair of hundreds of vital installations.

It could even happen naturally. The sun buffets Earth constantly with charged particles, but this “solar wind” varies greatly in intensity. And while it has damaged satellites and messed up radio signals recently, and a geomagnetic storm took down Quebec’s electric grid in 1989, even the solar storm that blacked out radio throughout the U.S. in 1958 was not, scientist believe, nearly as potent as 1859’s “Carrington Event”. Anything on that scale would devastate today’s chip-dependent world.

17 Billion Earth-Sized Worlds In Our Galaxy, the Universe Is Bubbling With Life

If There Are 17 Billion Earth-Sized Worlds In Our Galaxy, the Universe Is Bubbling With Life

Astronomers have a mind-blowing new theory: that there are 17 billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy. They don’t yet know how many of these worlds are in habitable zones, but the implications of this discovery are amazing. So much that some claim the “quest for a twin Earth is heating up.”

Simply put: If there are 17 billion Earth-sized worlds in our galaxy, it’s clear that the Universe is bubbling with life.

The team, lead by Francois Fressin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, used the latest data from NASA’s Kepler mission to find that one in six stars have “a planet 0.8 – 1.25 times the size of Earth in an orbit of 85 days or less.”

Of course, before we start with this alien life math wankfest, let’s answer a fundamental question: why are Earth-sized planets important? The answer is simple: Earth is the only habitable planet that we know of. Scientists assume that, given the same set of conditions—orbit time, distance from sun, gravity and composition—life will develop in other star systems just like it developed in Earth. Simplifying (and without knowing yet why this is exactly), planets like Mars weren’t big enough and planets like Venus were too close.

Now, let’s be really conservative and assume that only one percent of those planets is in its star system’s habitable zone. That’s 170 million Earth-sized worlds that may harbor some kind of life.

Let’s keep being skeptical. Let’s say that only one percent of those planets have actually developed actual life. That leaves us with 1,700,000 worlds bubbling with lifeforms.

It’s most probable that these worlds would have a variety of organisms but, continuing to be pessimistic, let’s suppose that only one percent of those Earth-sized worlds have developed complex animals. That’s 17,000 alternative Earths full of three-headed monkeys or whatever.

Finally, let’s presume that one percent of those planets’ animals have evolved so much that they have developed a civilization similar to ours. That’s 170 worlds, people. 170 worlds is one amazing number, at least for me.

Life in the Universe

Now, if that’s not amazing to you, look at the number of galaxies in the Universe. The most recent computer simulation puts that number at 500 billion. Of course, not all galaxies have the same numbers of stars, but since some are bigger than ours and some are smaller that ours, let’s just assume that it all evens out. Wait. Let’s be galactic jerks here and take 100 billion galaxies out of the total number. 400 billion galaxies, each of them with about 170 civilized worlds.

That’s 79,900 billion planets with civilizations on them.

Read that number a couple of times.

Of course, the Universe is an awfully big place. So big that we may never encounter another civilization. But that’s a minor point. The fact is that, even being conservative, even if we further cut that number drastically, even if we assume much lower percentages, even if we think that some civilizations may have been destroyed by asteroids or wars or some other kind of disaster—even if we just assume that, out of those 79,900 civilizations, only one percent have actually survived and thrived, that leaves us with 799 billion civilizations in the Universe.

Still too optimist for you? Destroy 99% of those with Death Star lasers. That’s still 7.99 billion civilizations.

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Going one step further, and think about the chances of meeting one of these civilizations. Let’s presume that only one percent of the 7.99 billion have mastered warp drives—Not a crazy possibility! That’s 79.9 million civilizations with Entreprises.

Oh, and all of this is assuming that only planets similar to ours can harbor life. The fact is, we really don’t know that that is the case.

But given what we do know, knowing how life seems to thrive in the most desolate environments and looking at these extremely negative scenarios, there’s really no other conclusion: We are just one of many. And when this whole thing makes my head spin, that’s good news. We are not alone.

I have no doubt that the encounter is inevitable. We just have to survive long enough. But we will get there.

Read the summary of their paper at the [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics]

Astronomers Discover a Planet Almost Identical to Earth in 2013

Just over a week after astronomers boldly announced that they would discover an Earth twin elsewhere in the universe within the year, NASA’s Kepler telescop spotted a pretty good candidate. Unglamorously named KOI 172.02 — KOI stands for Kepler Object of Interest — this planet is the most Earth-like planet astronomers have discovered yet.

RELATED: Scientists Discover Earth-Sized Planet Just 4.3 Light Years Away

The differences are slight. It’s roughly 50 percent larger than Earth and orbits a star that closely resembles our own sun at a distance that would make the surface of the planet habitable. (The size makes it a “super Earth” rather than an “Earth twin.”) With an 242-day long year, it’s slightly closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun but otherwise enjoys all of the same ideal conditions as we do, as far as astronomers can tell. “This was very exciting because it’s our fist habitable-zone super Earth around a sun-type star,” said Natalia Batalha, a Kepler co-investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California. “It’s orbiting a star that’s very much like our sun. Previously the ones we saw were orbiting other types of stars.”

RELATED: Forget Mars: There’s Water on Mercury!

In a way, the discovery is a bit underwhelming thanks the recent flurry of exciting exoplanet news. We learned back in October that the closest star system to our own was home to several planets, including an Earth-sized planet. Then at the start of the new year, the team analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler planer-finding space telescope announced the discovery of 461 new unconfirmed planets as well as the fact that that the Milky Way galaxy alone was home to more than 17 billion Earth-sized planets. They said they’d find an Earth twin among them by the end of the year. Compared to the days when we didn’t know there were any other planets in the universe at all, and suddenly the chances that alien life exists start to look pretty strong. At least that’s what the experts say. “It’s a big deal — It’s definitely a good candidate for life,” said astrophysicist Mario Livio about KOI 172.02. “Maybe there’s no land life, but perhaps very clever dolphins.”

Top Physicist At CERN Stargate Says Something May Come Through Dimensional ‘Doors’ At Large Hadron Collider

‘Something may come through’ dimensional ‘doors’ at LHC

Attack of the Hyperdimensional Juggernaut-Men

 

A top boffin at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) says that the titanic machine may possibly create or discover previously unimagined scientific phenomena, or “unknown unknowns” – for instance “an extra dimension”.

“Out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it,” said Sergio Bertolucci, who is Director for Research and Scientific Computing at CERN, briefing reporters including the Reg at CERN HQ earlier this week.

The LHC, built inside a 27-km circular subterranean tunnel deep beneath the Franco-Swiss border outside Geneva, functions like a sort of orbital motorway for extremely high-speed hadrons – typically either protons or lead ions.

The differences are, firstly, that the streams of particles are moving at velocities within a whisker of light speed – such that each stream has as much energy in it as a normal car going at 1000mph. Secondly, the beams are arranged in such fashion that the two streams swerve through one another occasionally, which naturally results in huge numbers of incredibly violent head-on collisions.

These collisions are sufficiently violent that they are expected to briefly create conditions similar to those obtaining countless aeons ago, not long after the Big Bang, when the entire universe was still inconceivably small – it was smaller than a proton for quite some time, seemingly, still with all the stuff that nowadays makes up all the supra-enormity of space and galaxies and so forth packed in somehow.

Naturally, some extremely strange phenomena are to be expected when one mangles the very fabric of space-time itself in this fashion. Various eccentric nutballs have claimed that this would doom humanity in one fashion or another; perhaps converting the entire Earth, everything on it and possibly the rest of the universe too into “strangelet soup”, monopole mulligatawny or some other sort of frightful sub-particulate blancmange or custard.

It has also been suggested that cack-handed boffins at the LHC might inadvertently call into being a miniature black hole and carelessly drop this into the centre of the Earth, rather irritatingly causing the planet to implode. It’s certainly to be hoped that the button marked “Call Black Hole Into Being” on the control board has some kind of flip-down cover over it.

Obviously all that’s utter rubbish. But some boffins have speculated that black holes might alternatively act as spacewarp wormhole portals into alternate universes, or something. This would seem to chime with Bertolucci’s remarks this week on hyperdimensional “doors” out of which might come unspecified “somethings”.

Unlocking Mysterious Dimensions with the CERN Stargate

 

2012 was a big year in science – but there’s going to be loads of interesting developments this year. We take a look at what we can expect from science in 2013.

New dimensions discovered? And more about that bloody confusing God Particle

IT was last year’s biggest science story. By smashing particles together in a ginormous underground complex (the “Large Hadron Collider”), eggheads discovered the so-called “God Particle”. Sounds pretty important, huh?

It was god-awfully tough to understand, but we got the gist of it thanks to this News.com.au science sesh.

(At the simplest level: scientists believe the Boson is probably what makes us, and everything in the universe, weigh something.)
So, we should expect some pretty big new things from the Large Hadron Collider this year, right? All our existential questions, answered? 

Big Bang Machine

The Large Hadron Collider is a 27km-long atom smasher that lies 100m below the ground on the border of Switzerland and France. It crashes proton beams into each other at three times more force than ever before. Picture: AP

Nup. 2013 is a cliffhanger year. CERN, who run the Collider, has decided to turn it off in February for a couple of years. Just turning it off is kind of a big job, given that it’s a 27km-long circular machine buried 100m under the ground.

You should feel a bit nervous, though, if you’re one of those people who were a little concerned scientists might blow up the world with the machine.

The device is only being switched off just so it can can be super-charged. And then, in 2015, they might even be able to find out if there are other dimensions – with their own galaxies and people and news websites.

 

Winter Radioactive Hot Zones In America in 2013

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