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CONTENTS (live links to stories)
1-  BATFE Gun-Smuggling Promo Resurfaces
2-  Gun-Free Presidential Debates
3-  Birthers vs. Media
4- Hemenway Suffers SugarShock
5-  Posse Comitatus Eliminated
6-  Illegal Immigration Succeeds
7-  Special Guest Columnist Craig Cantoni:
The Fix For America's Problems That No One Is Talking About


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The Uninvited Ombudsman Report, Nov. 1, 2011
by Alan Korwin, Bloomfield Press

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Theoretical question:
Would a perpetually corrupt, bumbling batch of murderous elitist jack-booted thugs running a bureaucracy like BATFE in charge of anti-rights so-called "gun control" be better for freedom than a highly efficient, well organized, infinitely resourceful J-Edgar-Hoover molded FBI-style federal agency? See the article below about the proposed closure of BATFE, with its duties assumed by the FBI.


Mutliculti Failure:
The Society of Professional Journalists supports unreserved adoption of multicultural principles, in its headlong dash to lead the political-correctness movement (despite its claim to be unbiased and neutral). This is obvious in its routine bean-counter reporting. Most Americans understand multiculturalism and "diversity" are just other names for the failed and discredited government social policies of integration.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a gathering of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union party a year ago that the "multikulti" concept -- where people of different backgrounds would live together happily -- does not work in Germany. "We kidded ourselves... the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side by side and to enjoy each other ... has failed, utterly failed." The crowd gathered in Potsdam greeted the above remark, delivered from the podium with fervor by Ms. Merkel, with a standing ovation. And her comments come just days after a study by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation think tank (which is affiliated with the center-left Social Democratic Party) found that more than 30 percent of people believed Germany was "overrun by foreigners" who had come to Germany chiefly for its social benefits. [Credit/Link] A year later, SPJ and our "news" media still clings to multicult-ism
. The reality is that birds of a feather flock together, that's the natural order of things, and there's nothing wrong with that. To force otherwise is to use social engineering for despicable purpose.


The Gross Domestic Product of all the Arab countries combined is the size of Spain's. Take away oil, and their total exports are the size of Finland.


Alan, We spoke last year about runaway BATFE agents and their terrorizing retail gun shops like ours and others in the lower Southern states as we were supposed to be trafficking guns to Mexico.  Sure enough they found no trafficking among the dealers -- but were themselves trafficking firearms to Mexico as has recently come out.   I'm sorely pissed.  After being treated like a criminal -- we find that we were dealing with the real criminals -- in the form of government agents. Joe B.


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1- BATFE Gun-Smuggling Promo Resurfaces

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Nothing (NBC). Very little (ABC). Nothing lately (CBS).

FOX News presented a one-hour special that all but called the BATFE Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scheme the Watergate for Mr. Obama. Special segment host Sean Hannity directly associated Nixon's illegal activities with this drug-cartel gun-smuggling operation. Comments that, "We will never run any stories like that because it could hurt our beloved president," from the three networks, could not be confirmed.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

A full-color brochure produced by BATFE in March of 2009 at the start of the federal gun-smuggling operation has resurfaced, and seems to implicate BATFE in illegal operations. The brochure clearly outlines known criminal activity, which congressional testimony and other evidence has confirmed BATFE knew about and in fact ran for an extended period of time.

According to the information published by BATFE itself: "Firearm trafficking is the movement of firearms from the legal to the illegal marketplace. It is one of the most pressing problems in the firearms industry today... Firearms originating in the United states have been used to murder U.S. citizens and foreign officials... In response to the violence on the U.S.-Mexican border, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (BATFE) is committed to denying the tools of the trade to drug trafficking organizations..."

The brochure explicitly acknowledges that what BATFE was doing was strictly illegal, against established policy, and that BATFE was engaging in these specifically known and outlawed acts. BATFE facilitated "the movement of firearms from the legal to the illegal marketplace." BATFE knowingly did this, aware that, "Firearms originating in the United states have been used to murder U.S. citizens and foreign officials." BATFE countermanded their stated policy by supplying, instead of denying, "the tools of the trade to drug trafficking organizations."

In congressional testimony, BATFE agents denied knowing what they were doing, or taking responsibility for their actions, and in fact promoted some of their staff who were directly involved in supplying guns to the cartels, which they knew would be used to commit murders.

Both houses of Congress are investigating the murderous behaviors, and both Rep. Isaa and Sen. Grassley have now demanded information from the FBI, who appears complicit in the operation. Several of the straw purchasers BATFE used could not possibly pass a NICS background check, run by the FBI and required for every purchase made.

In other news, 10 of 15 Arizona Sheriffs have declared their intent to investigate BATFE criminal activity in the federal government gun-smuggling operation:

"A majority of Arizona’s county sheriffs on Friday (10/8/11) called upon President Barack Obama to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the government’s botched gun-smuggling case known as Operation Fast and Furious.

"At a Phoenix news conference, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the sting operation, which allowed an estimated 2,000 firearms to reach narcotics cartels in Mexico, was a betrayal that should lead to the removal of Attorney General Eric Holder and possible criminal charges against those responsible.

" 'I believe that this is a much larger scandal than what took place in Watergate,' said Babeu, who is president of the Arizona Sheriff's Association." This according to The Arizona Republic.

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar said, "When you facilitate that and a murder or a felony occurs, you're called an accessory.". "That means that there's criminal activity." In a letter to Congress AG Holder "said he felt compelled to comment because of 'irresponsible and inflammatory' statements about the case by a House member who said those involved with Fast and Furious should be regarded as 'accessories to murder,'" according to The Arizona Republic state newspaper. The brochure issued by BATFE confirms that the agency was aware its actions were strictly illegal, but does not directly implicate Holder or Obama. Holder's testimony to Congress was replete with contradictions and statements that did not stand up to scrutiny, hence the ongoing investigation.

In other news, it was learned last week that a county attorney within Arizona may be planning a separate action with regard to the illegal smuggling operation, but details will not be released until the plans are settled. After prodding, it was not clear if the state taxing authority would look into tax violations for one of the straw buyers, who spent six-figure money on guns he could not legally buy, with no visible means of support, and hence no paid taxes.

Evidence is almost insurmountable that Eric Holder and Mr. Obama knew in advance about Fast and Furious, let the program run, and used the bogus stats to bolster a case against private gun ownership and for government registration of firearms. They had been promoting the supposed iron-river into Mexico both here and abroad, until it became evident that the numbers they used were false.

In still other news, a document is apparently circulating in the halls of government seeking to eliminate the BATFE. Rumors of such a plan have been circulating for years, and internal scutllebut suggests BATFE is a laughing stock among the rough riders of federal law enforcement.

"Multiple sources, including sources from ATF, DOJ and Congressional offices have said there is a white paper circulating within the Department of Justice, outlining the essential elimination of ATF. According to sources, the paper outlines the firing of at least 450 ATF agents in an effort to conduct damage control as Operation Fast and Furious gets uglier and as election day 2012 gets closer. ATF agents wouldn’t be reassigned to other positions, just simply let go. Current duties of ATF, including the enforcement of explosives and gun laws, would be transferred to other agencies, possibly the FBI and the DEA. According to a congressional source, there have been rumblings about the elimination of ATF for quite sometime, but the move would require major political capital to actually happen.

" 'It’s a serious white paper being circulated, how far they’d get with it I don’t know,' a confidential source said.

"After a town hall meeting about Operation Fast and Furious in Tucson, Ariz., ATF Whistleblower Vince Cefalu, who has been key in exposing details about Operation Fast and Furious, confirmed the elimination of ATF has been circulating as a serious idea for sometime now and that a white paper outlining the plan does exist."

"ATF" is an abbreviation of BATFE, which the bureau prefers, since five-letter acronyms are seen as less manly. Since the group now claims jurisdiction over really awesome wild fires, it's acronym perhaps should be BATFERAWF. If you add "And Gun Smuggling" you get BATFERAWFAGS.

According to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership,, which bills itself as America's Most Aggressive Defender of Gun Ownership, having a Keystone Kops organization life BATFE in charge of firearms is far superior to having a massively powerful and invasive group like the FBI take charge of the civil right to arms. "Leave BATFE in place, but replace their badges and guns with business cards and notepads, so it's clear they're just bureaucrats," one member was heard to say.


2- Gun-Free Presidential Debates

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Look -- over here -- look, it's economic policy, and jobs, and not enough jobs, and economic policy, and the debt, and the deficit, and government waste, and jobs and economics, and, and, and...

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Not a single presidential candidate in any debate so far has mentioned guns. The Second Amendment -- the number one issue for huge numbers of Americans, has been hidden from view, avoided, virtually censored, never raised. Have you noticed, or has the clamor about economy blinded you so effectively?

None of the reporters ask where the candidates stand on gun rights. No one asks about Fast and Furious, or brings it up. What a great forum for confronting the Obama Administration on flat out malfeasance, and stonewalling, and felony gun smuggling for political ends. Won't somebody raise the issue, just once, and get the nation talking.

By narrowing down the examination of the presidential contenders to a small handful of related issues, the public is being shortchanged, transparency is absent, and, and, and, we haven't gotten a frickin clue where these people stand on the right to keep and bear arms.

Here's betting that if and when the subject finally comes up, the wannabees mouth pablum, and the interviewers let them all slide without cutting deep. That's an easy prediction -- the lamestream perpetrators (accent on the last two syllables) don't know enough about guns or gun policy to ask incisive questions. OK, I'll suggest one, "So, if you stand in such vigorous support of the Second Amendment, do you support marksmanship training in schools?"

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3- "Birthers" vs. Media

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Right-wing radicals will attack our beloved president in any way they can, and that alone makes their charges ridiculous and not worthy of discussion. Birthers are lunatics. Obama released his birth certificate. Any presidential candidate who questions Mr. Obama's legitimacy deserves derision.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

When presidential contender Rick Perry was asked during a "news" interview if he sides with The Birthers (people who don't believe BHO is a natural born citizen since he failed to prove it), or who question  Obama's citizenship, instead of evading the question, the proper response would have been to ask back: All I'm wondering is why the White House would release that birth certificate that every expert who examined it declared was doctored. Why would the White House do that? You news people must have investigated that, right? What did you find, what was your conclusion?

Why did they do it, and where is the real McCoy? Isn't presenting a falsified birth document an offense? Who would be guilty of what in this case? What do you mean you don't know? Can you articulate a reason why the entire national media would fail to investigate a clearly falsified document released by the White House?

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4- Hemenway Suffers SugarShock

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Soda Causes Gun Carry

Researchers said on Tuesday they had found a "shocking" association -- if only a statistical one -- between violence by teenagers and the amount of soda they drank. High-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week were between nine- and 15-percent likelier to engage in an aggressive act compared with counterparts who drank less...

"What we found was that there was a strong relationship between how many soft drinks that these inner-city kids consumed and how violent they were," said David Hemenway, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. The new study was based in the inner Boston area, where Hemenway said crime rates were much higher than in the wealthier suburbs. [See Uninvited Ombudsman report and maps on the geographic, demographic and economic realities of violent crime,]. The overwhelming majority of respondents were Hispanic, African-American or mixed; few were Asian or white.

They were also asked whether they drank alcohol or smoked, carried a weapon or showed violence towards peers, family members and partner. What emerged, said Hemenway, was evidence of "dose response," in other words, the more soda was consumed, the likelier the tendency towards violence. Among those who drank one or no cans of soft drink a week, 23 percent carried a gun or a knife; 15 percent perpetrated violence towards a partner; and 35 percent had been violent towards peers. At the other end of the scale, among those who drank 14 cans a week, 43 percent carried a gun or a knife; 27 percent had been violent towards a partner; and more than 58 percent had been violent towards peers.

"This is one of the very first studies to examine" the question, said Hemenway. The study, published in a British journal, Injury Prevention, will revive memories of the "Twinkie Defence," a US legal landmark in which a killer successfully argued that his behaviour had been swayed by eating junk food.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Gun Carry Causes Soda

In a laughable affront to good science, Harvard's David Hemenway, a widely reviled anti-civil-rights activist, has gathered data and drawn a conclusion that just happens to support his long-time anti-gun-rights political agenda, at the expense of turning research on its head.

Hemenway implies that drinking soda is connected to illegal gun possession by youth. Unfortunately for the man, he has found that young people likely to illegally carry weapons are prone to drinking soda. Drawing a conclusion the other way around, that soda turns kids bad, is unsupportable, but does advance his anti-rights agenda.

" 'Coincidence is not causation,' is a bedrock of scientific inquiry," said one commentator familiar with Harvard. "To ignore this and conclude that soda causes bad behavior, instead of recognizing that kids with bad behavior drink soda, is preposterous." It is unknown whether the test group also drank milk as children, which Hemenway could use to draw other flawed conclusions. It is well known that virtually all U.S. felony prisoners drank milk (and ate bread!) when they were young, pointing out the absurdity of such conclusions.

So-called "science" on the subject of firearms is frequently distorted by "researchers" whose main goal is to "prove" guns are somehow bad. They have completely blocked out any realization that guns save lives, guns protect you, guns stop crime, guns are why America is still free, or that we as a society give guns to police and the military because guns have indispensable social utility.

Blind seething hatred, or mere untreated hoplophobia, is often the driver on such junk-science "studies." A case in point is ASU professor Fabricious (his real name), who, with his 12-year old son, concluded guns are used more often in crime than in self-defense, by counting newspaper stories in a now defunct tabloid called the Mesa Tribune. Though even a cursory check of morgue records showed that far more deaths occurred than any newspaper ever reports, their study, for a high school assignment, was published by a marginal "science" journal, which refused to reject the silly study when confronted with the facts.

"If gun use was accurately reported, and these agenda-driven so-called studies were scientifically valid, America's perspective on the subject would be totally pro rights," The Uninvited Ombudsman notes. "It shows how damaging the 'news' media is to righteous debate and our rights at this point," he said.

The best studies show that guns are used in legitimate self defense 2.5 million times per year (the 13 best studies are contained in this book, Armed, by Kleck and Kates). The total number of annual "gun" deaths is only in the thousands, with about half of those suicides related to lack of medical care for the impoverished elderly, and most of the rest actually war deaths in the war on some drugs.

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5- Posse Comitatus Elimination

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

 “New Post To Help Military Respond To U.S. Disasters” according to Dan Elliott writing for the Associated Press.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

“Effort to Eliminate Posse Comitatus Protection Underway”

This story is so bad I have to pull it apart piece by piece.

Lamestream: “The Defense Dept. is grooming a new type of commander to coordinate the military response to domestic disasters, hoping to save lives by avoiding some of the chaos that plagued the Hurricane Katrina rescue effort.”

Ombudsman: Using FEMA and federal incompetence during the Katrina disaster as an excuse, someone in the chain of military command, probably right at the top, is planning to actually name officers in charge of using military force against the public.

Lamestream: “The officers, called dual-status commanders, would be able to lead both active-duty and National Guard troops -- a power that requires special training and authority because of legal restrictions on the use of the armed forces on U.S. soil.”

Ombudsman: Authorities are claiming that “special training” now allows new armed-forces police called “dual-status commanders” the power to get around the posse comitatus law that for 150 years has forbidden use of the military against the U.S. public.

Lamestream: “No one commander had that authority in the aftermath of Katrina, and military and civilian experts say the lack of coordination contributed to the nightmarish delays, duplications and gaps in the huge rescue effort.”

Ombudsman: Rewriting history, Dan Elliott of the AP claims unnamed “experts” say inadequate government power led to the snafus. However, anyone with a memory recalls it was a grossly incompetent mayor, federal failure to see and respond to the problem, herding mindless thousands from the underwater 9th Ward into a temporary ballpark jail without food, water or sanitation, and thousands of unwanted and unneeded (but paid for) house trailers (now rotting) that caused the problems, not lack of a military commander who could violate our posse comitatus protections and rule over us.

Lamestream: “'It was just like a solid wall was between the two entities,' said Georgia National Guard Col. Michael Scholes, who was part of the Katrina response.”

Ombudsman: A solid wall was wisely placed in front of the U.S. military in the late 1800s to prevent it from enforcing civilian law, and going down the path of every banana republic on the planet. The wall has stood almost rock solid until now.

The wall the Col. is talking about is, as AP puts it: "Active-duty and National Guard troops have distinctly different chains of command. The president is the commander-in-chief of active-duty troops, while the Guard reports through a state chain of command leading to the governor. A dual-status commander would straddle that divide." The wall between parts of the military is nothing compared to the wall needed between the military and the public, which is now being dissolved with AP support.

Lamestream: “'We're going to be able to conduct disaster-response operations on a large scale much more efficiently and effectively than we have in the past,' said Paul Stockton, assistant secretary of Defense for homeland defense.”

Ombudsman: Using a now familiar strategy, "public safety" is being named as the excuse to further destroy laws that protect the public, and increase military and government power.

Lamestream (AP's words): “The dual-status concept is simple, but the execution is not. The active-duty military is limited in what it can do at home...” “...The commanders would get temporary authority to command both types of troops and report up both chains of command...”

Ombudsman: Fulfilling its role as government lapdog and subverter of American values and freedom, the AP supports and cheers on the effort to destroy posse comitatus by saying it's simple. AP goes on to describe how military authorities would gain enormous power, without using the words “enormous” or "power," and rationalizing it by calling it “temporary authority” and only for use during undefined “emergencies.” When “temporary” or “emergency” would end is neither defined nor  addressed. Complete lack of any legitimate authority to subvert our system this way is unmentioned.

Lamestream: “The goal is to have at least one officer in each of the 50 states and in four U.S. territories qualified and ready to be a dual-status commander on a moment's notice... The U.S. Northern Command, with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs, began training the commanders last year.”

Ombudsman: By the time AP got hold of a glimmer of this news, it was already a done deal, having begun a year ago without any apparent oversight or defined perpetrator, among the points AP chose to ignore. No state is to be spared the presence of a posse-comitatus overlord who can ignore the ban on use of military against the public ("for the public," as authorities might frame it). The exact office responsible for this proposal, now an operating branch of government, is not revealed. Rumors that we now have a Czar for Civilian Control Procedures (CCCP) could not be confirmed.

The now overruled posse-comitatus law said, in plain English, 'anyone who uses the military to enforce civilian law, shall pay a steep fine and go to prison'. No act of Congress has repealed this law or its provisions, but that doesn't matter, because Congress and its charter, the U.S. Constitution, apparently don't matter any longer to the people in power. The AP was not reached for comment.

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6- Illegal Immigration Succeeds

The lamestream media told you:
The lamestream media told you:

Both parties want a solution to illegal immigration, but they have very different approaches.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The "news" conjecture that the parties want to end illegal immigration is patently false, since many on the political right, including many businesses, love illegal immigration because it supplies a wonderfully large pool of low-priced labor.

The left is more overt in their support of illegal immigration.

Illegal immigration:

-- Helps fundamentally transform America

-- Serves social justice goals

-- Is fair, because we stole the land, now must give it back, to be fair

-- These people struggled to get here, they ought to have a right to stay

-- How can you be heartless and deny them medical care

-- What about the innocent children who are victims of their parents' abuse

-- Some have served in the military and deserve rewards

-- Some have gone to college, at in-state rates, which helps the colleges

-- Oppressors have to face the music and this is it

-- Americans want non-government drugs, the migrants just supply demand

-- The drug and illigration wars provide job support for thousands of federal workers

-- Those workers support grocers, dry cleaners, car dealers, the entire economy

-- If illegals stop sending cash back to Mexico, it would collapse, and that would be a bad thing

-- Their brethren here support the migration, and they vote

-- The illegal immigrants also vote

-- Legals simply won't pick lettuce

-- Checkpoints help get the public used to unconstitutional police-state tactics for future programs

-- Militarization of the police advances all sorts of federal policies

-- Buckets of money flow into states from the feds for immigration programs, whether it works or not

-- Without constant fear your need for government decreases

-- All the immigration crises are good for advancing multiple agendas

-- If you can keep the Reps and Dems at each others' throats over this, the Bilberbergs and company benefit

-- Controversy helps sell newspapers, though that isn't working very well, is it.

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The fix for the country that no one is talking about

By Mencken’s Ghost


The USA isn’t bereft of ideas to supposedly fix what ails it:  raise taxes or cut spending, raise the debt limit or live within its means, reform Medicare or expand free medical care, invest in public education or offer choice in education, invest in green energy or drill for oil, invade other countries or defend the nation’s shores, pray to God in school or pray to the state in school, salute the flag or burn the flag, vote Democrat or vote Republican, watch CNBC or watch Fox News, and be fixated on Lady Gaga or on Weiner’s weenie.

None of these distractions will fix the country. They won’t fix it because they don’t address the root problem.

The root problem is theft.  Theft has become the main activity of the U.S. government (and state governments).  Instead of taking some money from all people to pay for the few public goods and services that cannot be provided by free markets and charities, the government now takes a lot of money from a minority of people for the unlimited benefit of a majority of people.  

This can’t end in anything but bankruptcy.

The list of larcenies would run for more than 50 pages.  Examples include crop subsidies given to farmers, subsidies of every description given to rent-seeking corporations (hello, General Electric), school lunches given to obese kids, handouts beyond imagination given to able-bodied and able-minded slackers, rich pensions given to avaricious public employees, and free medical care given to liars who say they can’t afford medical care as they drive expensive cars, gorge on unhealthy food, and mortgage their futures to buy every new gizmo and gadget.

Then there is the double-theft of Social Security and Medicare.  After making phony actuarial assumptions about the programs, the government committed the first theft by confiscating people’s lifetime FICA payments--which were inadequate to pay the promised benefits in retirement--and spending the payments on other things.  It is now committing the second theft by sending the bills for its lies and larceny to future generations.

All of this theft has created a feeding frenzy, where the objective is to steal from your neighbor before he steals from you.  It’s as if we’re all swimming in shark-infested waters with bloody hams tied to our backs.

The absurd justifications and rationalizations for eating our neighbors are an insult to whatever intelligence and morals are left in the nation.  The feeders speak of social justice, fairness, compassion, and, especially, the children, while they devour their neighbors’ hams.  And then the media, which never had much intelligence or morals, runs story after story sympathetic to the feeders instead of their victims.

Eggheads in academia teach a similar slant to college kids with yolks for brains, as they enjoy their tenured positions that depend on government grants, student indebtedness, and serf-like graduate assistants who do the work of the pampered professoriate for little pay.  Like their fellow egghead in the White House, these feeders despise the bourgeoisie, are steeped in leftist cant, and want to destroy what is left of the market economy that funds their privileged positions.

It’s no surprise, then, to hear students sniveling and demonstrating about the unfairness of tuition increases at state colleges.  Because no one has told them where money comes from, and because they have grown up in a kleptomaniac nation, it doesn’t dawn on them that much of their education is paid in taxes by working stiffs who don’t attend college and who earn less then what they will earn after graduation.  Nor does it dawn on reporters, who also didn’t learn much in college, to ask the whining students about the fairness of this. 

One has to watch voyeuristic shows like “Judge Judy” or “Judge Joe Brown” instead of the mainstream news to know what many of the feeders are like.  Ironically, such shows are a big hit with the feeders themselves, probably because they know the truth.    

The nation was doomed to bankruptcy the first time that Americans--and thus government--justified the taking of money from some people for the benefit of other people, instead of for the true general welfare.  Such original sin, which took place before the Founders had died, set a precedent and led to convoluted court decisions and purposeful misreading of the Constitution to justify an endless succession of theft.   

Unless Americans stop all theft, the government will have no choice but to resort to the biggest theft of all times.  Unable to cut the federal debt by honest means, politicians will cut it dishonestly.  They will debase the dollar even more than they have already, relying on the burglary rings of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and the rest of the banking cartel to do the stealing in the middle of the night, unseen by citizens and the media, who will be too distracted by gagas and wieners to notice.

In the meantime, stay out of the water and try to hide your ham and wiener.

“Mencken’s Ghost” is the nom de plume of an Arizona writer who can be reached at

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Comments help keep me going. Alan.

[I had written that a "speedy trial" can take years of languishing in a cell because defense attorneys (your attorneys) will drag things out hoping witnesses will forget, die, or otherwise improve your chances. A prosecutor friend corrects me, at least in part]:

The prosecution delays cases as well, where they don't have anything upon which to hang the charges. A thin case, they suspect they will lose, they will sit on and drag out. The accused sits in jail until they are utterly destitute, all the while the prosecution trying to get them to take a plea. They “sweat” innocent people into taking pleas all the time.

How do I know? I've been doing this for a living for over 10 years. The worst part is that this is their tactic primarily on people with no criminal history accused of a low level felony (criminal damage, domestic violence, technical weapon violation, possession of a small amount of illegal drugs, or a prescription drug with somebody elses name on it, etc). They (in other words you and your neighbors) are the most vulnerable to this strategy. You have the least tolerance for a long jail stay, and the most to lose by waiting for trial. I've personally seen it more times than I can count. --D.


Milan B., commenting on Page Nine No. 102, correctly notes that: "With all due respect, religion did not build this nation. People of moral philosophy using their cognitive skills of rationale, reason and logic built this country. Any country that was founded on religion has clearly shown a negative development and advancement as a civilization; especially as it pertains to economics, science, and industrialization." [I stand corrected. The error came in a description of one of our latest books, "America's Godly Heritage." It would have been more accurate to say, "this little book documents how devoutly religious people built this nation."]
Then Charlie A. wrote: Maybe religion didn't build this country, but Milan B's attribution to the founding of our country by people of "moral philosophy" is disingenuous. One's moral philosophy is governed by how they view their Creator or views on the theory of evolution. The fact that our Founders were deeply men of faith, admitted their reverence for the scriptures and attribute the words of scripture for giving them guidance cannot be understated. It could also be said that communism was built by "people of a moral philosophy," what matters is what informs your conscience and motivates you. The principles in scripture guided the Founders views on economics, science, and industrialization, which has served our country very well, however when we abandoned some of  the core principles, and replaced it with human reasoning we end up with people like Cass Sunstein promoting rights to animals, and justices like Sotomayor.


Subject: Capitalizing occupy wall street & minimizing The Tea Party
To: Alan Korwin
Alan, That's too funny. I am now repeatedly noticing this in the Yahoo! front page news. Norm


Alan, There are 2 editions that go into the Page 9 Hall of Fame. The report(s) on the D.C. v. Heller case, and this one! Your style of subtle confrontation with these nitwits is spot on. --Garrett H.
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