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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Halos Force Releases Mobile Application Displaying Location of Individuals with Concealed Handguns to Deter Crime

Halos, a mobile application that allows citizens with concealed handgun permits or are legally entitled to carry a concealed weapon in their state of residence to anonymously and approximately represent themselves on a mobile device, has launched. Designed and produced by Halos Force LLC, users join the Halos community and elect to be represented in several different ways on a heat map, revealing areas of high and low concentrations of concealed carry permit holders in the immediate vicinity of its users, in real time.

Source: Halos Force Releases Mobile Application Displaying Location of Individuals with Concealed Handguns to Deter Crime – Press Release Rocket

California: Security – not for the Mundanes or ‘California, Again Centralizing Against a Decentralize Threat’

Filed under: Behind in times and out of touch with reality.

“…and require an applicant to show they face the potential for greater harm than the general public.”

The unarmed ‘general public’ is generally the target. Hence the need for the public in general to arm itself.

People who have to live in reality intuitively understand that they have to provide security for themselves if they wish to survive a decentralized threat.

Most police and law enforcement know this as well, and that’s why so many of them promote reality – Arm yourself to defend yourself, armed citizens are responsible citizens.

Welcome to the new normal.

Introduced by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, AB 466 would clarify existing California law which requires those seeking a permit to cite a “good cause.” Assembly Bill 466 would change that definition and require an applicant to show they face the potential for greater harm than the general public.

Source: New bill could raise the price of concealed weapons permit fees | ABC10.com

The Inevitability of Decentralization/Distributed Networks and How To Break Open The Webopoly

Leading to the only logical conclusion: Distributed networks.

All of us, technically minded or not, need to understand the tradeoffs we’ve been making. Then we need to make decisions. We can accept choke points and lock-in. Or we can look for ways to reclaim control—declining to rely so much on centralized services, and using encryption and the new decentralized tools, such as the already-working IndieWeb, as they become available.

Source: Fast Company

ISN’T THIS PRECIOUS? Al Qaeda Urges Lone Wolf Terrorists to Target White Americans

Al Qaeda is reportedly advising potential lone wolf terrorists to avoid attacking U.S. targets “where minorities are generally found” because the federal government will attempt to deflect responsibility away from the terror group and label attacks “hate crimes.”

Source: Al Qaeda Urges Lone Wolf Terrorists to Target White Americans, Cites a Specific Reason | TheBlaze.com

Detroit Editor Who Called For GOP Murder Concerned About Rhetoric

Henderson’s attempt to deflect blame from Detroit for its own mismanagement is noted, but it’s a hard sell for a city whose last Republican mayor was born in 1897 and left office in 1962. Detroit has been run by Democrats for decades and has struggled with a corrupt government engaged in profligate spending, union control in public and private sectors, and an inability to tackle crime.

Source: Editor Who Called For GOP Murder Concerned About Rhetoric

Shares in Barclays, RBS and building firms suspended as Brexit sends prices plunging

Trading in several of Britain’s biggest firms was suspended amid fresh stock market turmoil.Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland were among those whose stock was frozen after a sudden drop.Automatic circuit breakers kick in when a company’s share price falls – or rises – by more than 8%.All trading in its shares are suspended for five minutes to try to take the heat out of the situation.

Source: Shares in Barclays, RBS and building firms suspended as Brexit sends prices plunging – Mirror Online

Althouse: Judging from the “readers’ picks” comments, the NYT article designed to instill empathy for immigrants did not work.

1462220884841-300x169-1“Three agents knocked on the door of a modest duplex in a Wisconsin town just after dawn. The Mexican immigrant living on the ground floor stuck his head out.They asked his name and he gave it. Within minutes José Cervantes Amaral was in handcuffs as his wife, also from Mexico, silently watched. After 18 years working and living quietly in the United States, Mr. Cervantes, who did not have legal papers, rode away in the back seat, heading for deportation.It is a routine that continues daily.You can read the whole thing, but you catch the drift. Readers are being instructed to rankle at the new Supreme Court case and to empathize with the good, hard-working, long-suffering immigrants.After Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, the president’s protections are gone, but the enforcement plan remains in effect. It is part of a particularly edgy moment for immigrants and their supporters framed by the Supreme Court ruling, Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and Britain’s surprise vote, influenced in part by anti-immigrant sentiments, to leave the European Union.But look at the highest-rated comments. They’re not taking the cue to distinguish themselves from those terrible people who vote for Trump/Brexit and thereby increase the suffering of immigrants. Despite the promptings of the elite opinion-leaders of the NYT, they’re agreeing with the Trumpers and Brexiters.

Source: Althouse: Judging from the “readers’ picks” comments, the NYT article designed to instill empathy for immigrants did not work.

Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum | Zero Hedge

But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave.

Source: Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum | Zero Hedge

Portland woman shoots and kills home intruder | KGW.com

A mother who returned to her Portland home with her two children early Sunday morning shot and killed an intruder who was inside.The woman, 33, found a stranger in one of her children’s bedrooms in her home at  4150 SE 118th Place in Portland at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Armed with a handgun, she shot and killed the suspect, a 59-year-old male.

Source: Portland woman shoots and kills home intruder | KGW.com

Special Forces Association Rejects Calls For Gun Control

SFA knows what the deal is: A decentralized threat can’t be defeated by centralizing gun ownership and disarming the people who face the threat first.

One source close to SFA told The Daily Caller that members are saying they believe Petraeus became a gun control activist for financial gain.“Recently, there have been many questions raised on the meaning of the Second Amendment to our Constitution and whether we can trust law abiding Americans to own and carry firearms, “Jack Tobin, President of the Special Forces Association, said in a statement.“’…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed…’ a rather plain and well worded admonition,” He added.The membership resolution also suggests the Department of Homeland Security put more effort into targeting radical Islamic terrorists instead law-abiding Americans.

Source: The Daily Caller

EU Jeopardizes Millions of Innocents by Moving Forward with Plan Disarm Citizens

In an all too common political reaction, the EU moves to strip innocent citizens of the one thing that can save lives during a decentralized attack: More good people with guns on the scene.

The EU’s move to further centralize centralize firearms ownership guarantees more events like Paris, San Barnardino, Orlando, etc.

In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the EU’s quasi-legislative (and simultaneously executive) branch, the European Commission, expedited plans to set new minimum gun control thresholds for its member states. The centerpiece of the new restrictions is a provision that severely restricts civilian ownership and use of semi-automatic firearms, by placing many of these types of guns in the same category as fully-automatic firearms. Other proposed changes include a new rule placing a fi

Source: NRA-ILA

Red-Carpet Security Under Scrutiny Post-Orlando as Lapses, Crashers, Proximity to Stars Pose New Risk

Hollywood grapples with balancing key access to celebrities with safety as THR reveals how porous the red carpet can be after studying a year of film premieres: “We all need to take a second look at what’s going on in the world around us.”

Source: Red-Carpet Security Under Scrutiny Post-Orlando as Lapses, Crashers, Proximity to Stars Pose New Risk – Hollywood Reporter

What Will Gun Controllers Do When Americans Ignore an ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban? – Reason.com

Prohibition was kneecapped by Americans’ widespread refusal to stop producing, selling, and drinking booze. Millions of Americans smoked marijuana decades before majority sentiment creeped toward legalizing the stuff. Gays and lesbians not only surreptitiously lived and loved when they were targeted by the law—they also famously (and righteously) stomped cops who raided the Stonewall Inn, ultimately precipitating liberalization. And restrictions on exporting encryption were eased only after cryptographers i

Source: What Will Gun Controllers Do When Americans Ignore an ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban? – Reason.com

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