Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sheriff: Man Attacked Homeowner before Fatal Shooting in MN

The Koochiching County Sheriff says a man who shot and killed an intruder
was defending himself and his mother, who had been attacked.

 Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin, of Mendota
Heights, died from the injuries after allegedly committing two separate home
invasions Saturday morning in Ray, Minnesota.

The sheriff says Beaudoin first broke into a couple's home around 5 a.m.
about 15 miles south of International Falls. Jespersen says the husband and
wife fought off the intruder.

"She locked the door and hollered for her husband for help, and by the time
the husband had got there he broke the door down and came through. An
altercation took place with the shotgun," Jespersen said.

The homeowner retrieved a shotgun and struck Beaudoin over the head several
times, breaking the stock off the shotgun according to the sheriff.

The sheriff says Beaudoin then fled the scene to another home a few miles
away where a 72-year-old woman let Beaudoin into her home. Jespersen says
Beaudoin began assaulting the woman.

"He was choking her and banging her head off the floor. Of course, the son
came out and saw that. He told him to get off of her and he was going to get
his gun. When he turned around in his bedroom the guy jumped at him and he
shot him," Jespersen said.

He says the woman's 48-year-old son looks to have shot in self-defense, but
the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities rushed Beaudoin to Rainy Lake Medical Center where he was later
pronounced dead.

The Koochiching County Attorney's Office was briefed on the shooting, but
would not comment on the incident because the investigation is ongoing.

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More bad luck for Hillary

If she weren't such a ruthless and pathological power-hungry phony, I would
almost feel sorry for Hillary Rodham Clinton. It's starting to look as
though 2016 may be another election like 2008, in which the presumptive
nominee runs into sheer bad luck that ends up derailing her plans.

She never anticipated in 2008 that a young, untested, almost unknown
freshman senator would trump her "historic first" woman president candidacy
with the "historic first" black president strategy. This time around, the
problem is slightly different, although a freshman senator who can meet (but
not trump) the "historic first" appeal exists in the form of Elizabeth
Warren, who has already captured the affections of the Democratic Party's
powerful left wing activists.

No, this time around, the problem is qualitative, a matter of electoral
fashion. Who could have predicted that the fickle voters would start craving
authenticity? Josh Kraushaar explains the national mood in National Journal:

 One of the most underappreciated attributes in politics is a candidate's
authenticity. In an era when politicians' talking points are scripted, and
they worry about a gaffe going viral, the candidate who comes across as
genuine holds a real advantage. It's one reason why Barack Obama was able to
defeat Hillary Clinton, why Mitt Romney struggled to capitalize on a
favorable environment in 2012, and why someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris
Christie is able to use his force of personality to overcome ideological
differences with both Democrats and conservatives.

And the authenticity factor has played a critical role in this year's
midterm elections, from the challenges red-state Democrats face in winning
over skeptics to the problems establishment Republicans have faced in
reaching out to the tea-party grassroots. Just take a look at the successful
and flailing candidates this cycle, and a lot of the gap comes down to

Barack Obama bears a lot of responsibility for sensitizing voters to the
dangers of electing a phony. His notorious lies about ObamaCare are now
costing many Americans dearly, in the form of lost health insurance
policies, higher taxes, and shockingly high deductibles.  He is regarded a
untruthful by a majority of the public.

And poor Hillary just doesn't do authenticity. Witness this very awkward
moment with Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV, compounding her earlier problems
dealing with her wealth:

Ramos: Do you know your net worth?  Do you know how much money you have?

Clinton: You know, within a range, yeah.  I mean,  we have two very nice
houses which we're very proud of and not selling anytime soon so...

Ramos: But millions.

Clinton: Yeah.  Yes, yes, indeed.

Liberal Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post seems almost flabbergasted
that Hillary still hasn't figured out how to handle questions about her

Um, ok.  Again, it just seems hard for me to believe that Clinton, who has
been repeatedly battered in the media -- and by conservative critics --
about her comments about her wealth doesn't have a clearer answer to
questions like the one posed by Ramos.

There is a simple reason why Hillary can't seem to come up with the right
response: she has a chip on her shoulder about money, and is in the process
of getting revenge on a large cast of figures who made her feel inadequate
and humiliated in past decades, when she was uncomfortable about being
poorer than those she regarded as her peers in the elite circles which she
was joining.

If she were to be authentic, she would be very unappealing.

And, she is not nearly as good a liar as her husband and the guy who beat
her out for the nomination in 2008.

At the age of 67, it is not likely that Hillary Clinton is going to become a
gifted actor. She might well have gotten away with her phoniness in an
earlier time frame. But now that Obama has poisoned the waters for phonies,
she is experiencing her characteristic run of bad luck.

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Japanese practice amphibious landing in Hawaii

If at first you don't succeed.....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills His Own Mourners

Lesson Learned: always take off the suicide vest before you bury terrorist.

By Epictetus

Psych patient shoots two at Darby hospital, doctor returns fire

"A crazy man starts killing people in a gun free zone... only a doctor who
violated the rules fought back and stopped the killing.   Those who want a
disarmed population will say this was not a mass killing because the mass
killing was stopped by an armed citizen..."  Gun Watch

brain-dead Left wake up and draw the obvious conclusion?"

John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) Brisbane, Australia, Dissecting Leftism BlogSpot.

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Dr. Krauthammer's theory of Obama

The next two years are going to be very exciting, both at home and abroad.

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Russia firing artillery over the border at Ukraine military

While the attention of the US is focused on Gaza, Vladimir Putin has decided
to escalate Russian involvement in the Ukraine government's war against
pro-Russian separatists by giving their forces fire support from inside

The Pentagon reports that not only has the flow of heavy weapons from Russia
to the separatists increased, but that the Russian military is directing
artillery fire at Ukrainian army positions from inside Russia.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

MMA Fighter relieved he won't be charged in stabbing of home invader

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) A professional mixed martial artist says prosecutors'
decision to not charge him in the fatal stabbing of an intruder at his New
Mexico home is a relief.

The District Attorney's office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that an
investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed
25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification.

Sheriff's officials have said Torrez fatally stabbed Garces after Garces and
other people forced their way into Torrez's home.

The Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) reports that Torrez spoke
publicly about the matter for the first time after prosecutors announced
their decision.

Torrez says he acted to protect himself and his family but that he finds it
difficult to think about taking another man's life.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Canada To The Rescue? Will Imported Water Embarrass City Of Detroit Into Stopping Shutoffs?

Hmmm...I can't imagine you could do anything that would embarrass the people
who run Detroit at this point. This might really  be a ploy to capture
Detroit...just like Canada did 200 years ago...but the real question is will
we fight to take it back this time?

By Epictetus

The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

Good Question! Great article.Will our young people want to join the Armed Forces to help keep the world safe for political correctness? Those that are judged fit for military service in the first place that is.

Of even greater concern is the fact that our current political rulers clearly do not possess the will to win a war. But then if you do not see America as a positive force in the world then of course you will not believe that America deserves to win at anything.

"An army is of little value in the field unless wise counsel prevails at home."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Statesman,106-43 B.C.

"If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for battle?"
-I Corinthians 14:8

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Isolated Amazonian Tribe Makes Contact With Scientists, Then the Inevitable Happens

"Last month, an Amazonian tribe without prior exposure to the modern worldmade voluntary and peaceful contact with Brazilian scientists. Soonafterward though, it was clear members of the tribe suffered from the flu."
"Officials are now trying to take action and protect members of theAshaninka tribe and other isolated tribes from a virus that could bedeadly."

OK by the same token why shouldn't we be very worried about all the
infectious diseases being brought into America by the recent flood of
illegal immigrants? Diseases which were either unknown or previously
eradicated in this country and for which many American citizens now have no
immunity to. Much like the Ashaninka tribe in the remote Peru / Brazil
border  area.

Plus with this unrestricted flow of  illegal immigrants, our government is
allowing more organized crime and terrorist groups to infiltrate into the

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Man with medieval-type sword shot by police

He who lives by the sword dies by the bullet.

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia authorities say a police officer shot a man
who was using a large, "medieval"-style sword to swipe at traffic.

The Covington News reports that police Capt. Craid Treadwell says officers
got calls Wednesday about a man walking in and out of traffic carrying the
sword and occasionally swiping at cars.

Police say the man attacked an officer. Treadwell says as the officer
shouted commands and drew his gun, the man raised his sword above his head
and attacked the officer again.

Treadwell says the officer had no choice but to fire and hit the suspect

It was not immediately clear whether the 44-year-old man identified as
Julian Leon Faulkner Jr. would face charges.

Treadwell says Faulkner was undergoing surgery. A number for Faulkner in
Covington, about 35 miles east of Atlanta, was disconnected.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

County Kerry, Ireland, cafe sparks outrage by banning 'loud Americans'

Now children, remember to use your indoor voice when you visit Ireland
...and don't disturb any of the passed out drunks in the pubs either...

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You can keep your AK-47 Treasury says

More on Obama  Administration's recent ban on the importation of Russian
made AK-47 type semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.

"New transactions with the Kalashnikov company were banned after July 16 as
US sanctions kick in. But current gun owners are fine."
For now...

By Epictetus

1st Murder at Target Store since Law-Abiding Citizens Asked to Shop Unarmed


brain-dead Left wake up and draw the obvious conclusion?"

John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) Brisbane, Australia, Dissecting Leftism BlogSpot.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White flags fly from Brooklyn Bridge in stunning security breach

New York is giving up. Now they won't try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge,
they'll just surrender it to you.

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Bill Clinton 'has a busty mistress nicknamed "Energizer" claims Ronald Kessler

She keeps going and going....

A new book by Ronald Kessler claims Bill Clinton's mistress has been
nicknamed 'Energizer' by his security staff
One source revealed 'Energizer' has no problem getting inside the Clintons'
Chappaqua, New York home
Both Bill and Hillary's security officers reportedly work together to hide
'Energizer' from Hillary
Kessler also claims 'agents consider being assigned to [Hillary's] detail a
form of punishment'

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Obama Executive Orders Bans Sale and Importation of AK-47 Type Rifles from Russia

Kind of figured the Administration would go this route. No doubt banning
ammunition made in Russia is next on the agenda.

A new round of sanctions by the United States targets Russia’s financial,
energy and defense sectors.

"The Executive Order signed on Wednesday by President Barack Obama is being
called  ”evil” by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and bans, among other
things, the sale of all Russian-made AK-47 semi-automatic rifles, Saiga-12
shotguns, and all other firearms and parts manufactured by Kalishnikov

"According to the U.S. Treasury Department, Americans will still be able to
purchase AK-47′s in the secondary market, as long as Kalishnikov Concern
does not have a direct financial interest in the transaction."

If a U.S. person is in possession of a Kalashnikov Concern product that was
bought and fully paid for prior to the date of designation (i.e., no payment
remains due to Kalashnikov Concern), then that product is not blocked and
OFAC sanctions would not prohibit the U.S. person from keeping or selling
the product in the secondary market so long as Kalashnikov Concern has no
interest in the transaction. (US Treasury)

The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control released a statement
advising concerned U.S. gun owners that, while they can still sell existing
stocks of AK-47′s and other firearms on the importation ban list, new
purchases from the Russian-based manufacturers by private or commercial gun
interests have been outlawed.

According to Kurt Nimmo of Infowars the President’s unilateral move by way
of Executive Order could usher in a new era of gun restrictions across the
United States without Congressional oversight, “The criminalization of an
entire line of foreign manufactured firearms is possible under ‘national
emergency powers’ and there is no appeal process.”

Last year President Obama vowed to push forward on gun control with
Congressional approval, a promise that prompted Americans to clear retail
store shelves of ammunition and drive the price of firearms like AK-47′s
and AR-15 semi-automatic rifles to double or triple within just a few
months. Within a week of vowing to act independently of an elected Congress,
the Obama administration began exploring methods to completely ban the
importation of ammunition, magazines and gun accessories from international

Earlier this year, during the opening salvos of the Ukrainian conflict, it
was believed that Obama was implementing a ban on ammunition originating
from Russia and Russian-friendly states. Russian manufacturers responded to
the rumors by claiming they were not aware of any such restrictions, though
it is clear that they are now in the Obama administration’s sights.


By Epictetus

Monday, July 21, 2014

Report: Mexican Drug Cartels Lay Down High Powered Suppressing Fire For Crossing Immigrants

Invasion USA!

"The shooting has prompted fears that Mexican drug cartels, known to be
extremely dangerous and responsible for over 75,000 deaths in the drug war
that has plagued the country for the last seven years, are now bringing
their brand of violence into the United States via the unsecured 3000-mile
southern border."

"According to Karl Denninger of the Market Ticker, there is only one way to
describe what's happening, especially now that suppressing fire is being
laid down for migrants trying to make their way into the U.S."

"Good thing the shooters are pretty bad shots or we'd have some dead

"Further, as soon as the shooting stopped a few dozen "people" (note the
word invaders is not used) came out on the US side and turned themselves in
- so it appears the intention of the barrage was suppressive fire (that is,
to make the agents put their head down so they can't see) while the invaders
came across.

"Yes, folks, invaders."

"What do you call it when an armed force lays down suppressive fire across a
border so that their people can come in?"

"That is an act of war (shooting) and an invasion."

By Epictetus

Minnesota Governor Spells "Minnesota" Wrong on Campaign Material

Welcome to Minnesta!...Doah!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

An Illinois Woman Was Arrested Because of This Selfie

It's always gratifying to see people assist the local police in their
investigation of a crime.

"Do police need cameras in the stations anymore? It seems like criminals
these days are more than happy to take their own mug shots."

"A southern Illinois woman helped put herself in jail by posting a selfie,
KFVS-TV reported."

"How did a little Internet narcissism land her behind bars?"

"She was wearing some very distinctive, allegedly stolen goods."

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This weak and timid President talks big... and does nothing: A devastating attack on Obama by a top Washington insider

Naturally we have go to the British papers to read this.

Interesting. However, I would not characterize President Obama as weak or
timid. When it comes to punishing his domestic political enemies he is
exceeded only by President Andrew Jackson in ruthlessness. And only because
Jackson actually killed people in duels.

President Obama is simply indifferent to foreign affairs because he is a
radical Leftist who believes America has no business  meddling in other
countries ' problems and because he wishes to focus his attention on his
domestic transformational agenda. After all, America should straighten
itself out and transform into a more just and equal society before it goes
around telling other countries how to act.

Besides there are oceans between us and all those other people who might
wish to harm us. How will they cross the seas to get at us?

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Two cabin crew refused to fly on doomed plane over war zone safety fears: Senior pilots and cabin crew flagged concerns about flight path weeks before tragedy

"Malaysia Airlines management has a lot to answer for"

"To save money, they deliberately took a risk which will now undoubtedly
destroy their airline.  I think the responsibility for this tragedy now lies
entirely with the airline. The rebels were entitled to attack Ukrainian
aircraft after Ukrainian aircraft had attacked them.  And they were known to
fire on Ukrainian aircraft.  The BUK missile system was first deployed in
1979 so the version used by the rebels may have been rather primitive, with
little  capacity to distinguish an airliner from a Ukrainian transport

John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) Brisbane, Australia, Dissecting Leftism BlogSpot.

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