Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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DHS friend or foe?

EDITOR:

2,700 new armored vehicles? That is a lot of firepower for an agency that is supposed to be protecting the population when we have a military that is protecting the population. The problem I find is that we don’t have a threat that requires us to have armored vehicles roaming our streets, (our NG have all the armor that would be needed in an emergency). Are they for protection or aggression? 1.6 billion bullets — that is enough to wipe out the population of North America several times over. What is going on with our government? We are underfunded and underwater and yet we can afford to duplicate our military? Something is going on behind our backs that is sinister in all forms of the word.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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  • 1036-FrankMarch 04, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    The National Guard of every state should be ramping up to compete with this out of control federal agency. What if Arizona had SAID NO to releasing thousands of criminal aliens on the streets by federal order? This isn't a fictional movie to watch on cable, this already happened. The Bummer, of course, would be "unavailable" on the golf course, as usual. What it looks like is she is trying to get enough illegals to vote to take over the Southwest states for the liberals. Same with keeping the border open. What the DHS is gearing up for is becoming a very dangerous question for the states, in the case of Arizona, there are now thousands of criminals on the streets by federal order. Will the next liberal manufactured crises call for opening all the prison gates?

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  • rod&realMarch 06, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    We frogs are in hot water NOW, we are at a precipice, just connect the dots. DHS has emerged as “an internal police force equal to our military” just as Obama called for as senator. DHS is the center of a web for all federal agencies, that is why the Social Security Admin has also purchased millions of rounds of ammunition, and think of all the federal agencies we use to consider benign. Fast and Furious was no accident. It was a follow-on to a legitimate Bush era gun tracking scheme, but Obama’s group did no tracking. They corrupted original intent with a fully different purpose, that being to provoke Mexico into forcing the US to override our 2nd amdt through the mandate of the UN Small Arms Treaty. It was almost exposed until Obama quashed legislative inquiry by Executive Privilege, implicating him and Eric Holder as the chief offenders of our Constitution. F&F, and the resulting deaths of unknown hundreds of Mexican nationals, innocent and otherwise, far exceeds the impeachable conduct of Watergate or Monica-gate. Think about it. What has happened to this County, the separation of powers, the prosecution of justice? We must ask ourselves… where are we at? · At this moment federal agencies under DHS direction have purchased and backordered enough ammunition to effectively remove it from civilian access, and raise the prices to unacceptable levels. One method of disarming US citizens. · Why has Obama and his liberal armies advocated gun control on defensive weapons and magazines? Is it to ‘protect our children’, not bloody likely. Was he concerned with Mexican children? · Why is DHS/ ICE building several new multi-thousand person detention facilities, when they are letting illegal immigrants out right now? Who then are they for? · Why are East European personnel (UN troops) in DHS uniform operating some of the new DHS fleet in Kentucky and Tennessee, 2,700 armored vehicles aka assault vehicles? · Why has Eric Holder and company authorized the use of drone strikes on US citizens, on US soil without due process? · Why DID Obama sign an annual NDAA funding, which for the first time in US history included an amendment (1028) that allowed him personally and unilaterally to implement Martial Law? Are all these questions just some conspiratorial coincidence, an alignment of freak stars? Wake up, the stage is set, the only additional requirement for Obama to invoke Martial law, suspending our Constitution, is to perceive ‘civil unrest’ via a ‘collapse of the economy’ or a few more Martin/Zimmerman episodes creating economic and/or racial chaos. These scenarios can evolve by us frogs doing nothing, or accelerated by intentional invocation. Is there anything we can do? You bet there is. Twenty- two State Governors have recently formed their own ‘State Militia/Guards units’, specifically to be independent of federal control. Conventional National Guard units are controlled by federal supply, but not the militias. Our local Sheriff’s Department, mostly proponents of our constitution are potential sources for establishing local militias. And ultimately it is our responsibility to scrutinize and direct our legislators. Form groups (parties) now, to effect plans for communications, information, transportation, defense, food, water and medicines, and other emergency/sustainable requirements. It is time to recognize the rapid change in our government, the loss of Constitutional intent and adjust our priorities, to think out of the box.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    A local militia Regiment to be formed? Who will be colonel of the Regiment? I'd love to be appointed, but sadly I'm over the age limit of 65 -- why 65? Because we must have a young vibrant colonel who can survive years in the woods if necessary.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    LINK - National Review Online 2013 - The Great Ammunition Myth - The government is not planning a violent putdown of civil unrest - By Charles C. W. Cooke

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    James, can I crew yer chopper?

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    Why armored vehicles? The police has long been modeled after the military. And, in responding to calls they often appear in riot gear. So, offer police forces armored vehicles, and they will be accepted -- armored vehicles are cool -- just like the military. Wonder if they come with small caliber cannon? Roaring down Main Street shooting the bad guys. Sadly, the bad guys in Placerville are minor bad guys and not worthy of shooting up with 20mm. Nevertheless, a local armored vehicle parked at the police station will be the coolest.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Phil, I don't have a chopper. You will have to apply as crew chief to the colonel of the Regiment. Wonder who it will be? And, most important, will the militia Regiment even have the bucks to pay for a chopper (don't forget the maintenance costs which will eat you alive). I keep thinking this will be a modern militia Regiment -- maybe it will be the old type armed with muskets?

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    I'm tired now. Must rest. Later.

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  • Tom GibneyMarch 06, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Rrrribbit....Rrrribit...Rrrribi- What the...? Thats warm I'm out a here!

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  • cookie65March 06, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    Read the similarities between the Hugo Chavez of the south and the Hugo Chavez of the north. obama has a lot in common with the late thug. True leftists don't have any regard for anyone. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/05/3268749/the-plundering-legacy-of-hugo.html

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  • DB SmithMarch 06, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    I know deep down Obumba would love to jump on Air Force 1 and jet down to say his goodbyes to his buddy Hugo and then knock of a round of golf. Would he dare?

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  • rod&realMarch 06, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Hey!... its Philyerpants, glad my comment broke your lock on the shiny butterflies, crew a chopper? bet you don't know a cyclic from a collective... and James, buddy... still in command of your shoebox of little chewed on troops? glad you got your finger out of your nose long enough to type a few 3 letter words! Hey whats wrong with a little anarchy talk anyway... goood for the mind, oops sorry.

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  • DB SmithMarch 06, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    I finally got my M92 on Monday after some unnecessary delay. I had to go to 3 different ammo stores to get a measly 250 rounds of ammo. It's sighted in (no scope) good enough to knock the wings off a gnat at 75 yards while standing. It's so fun.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2013 - 8:22 pm

    rod&real - RA 19849875 - 67N20 - 1965-1968 - honorable discharge - fuk off,rod&real

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  • cookie65March 06, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Well said Phil. To the point, just the way I like it.

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  • rod&realMarch 06, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    Phil, Your a Ft Rucker man and a vet congrats!... no offense meant, just thot i'd draw out some intellegent conversation. Ever know Steve Dillman?, Stan Mapleston? good buds, I chose fixed wing, that little Hughes made me nervous, glides lika safe coming downstairs. FAA SEL & SES 1692867 Mar65, on a 2S deferment. One question, Why would an accomplished pilot and Vietnam vet who flew for the Stars and Stripes watch Obama shred it? simple question.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 9:59 pm

    Ah, rod&real, therein lies the rub. You believe he is shredding the Constitution, I'm not sure that he is. What is your pleasure? The Patriot Act, the 2nd Amendment, or all that Socialist Medicare and Social Security? Or, perhaps, the 83 days of vacation he has taken in the past four plus years? Even a soldier gets 30 days of leave a year, so the President is way behind.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 10:07 pm

    What is a 2S deferment? And, the Hughes OH-6 didn't drop like a safe. Cut the power, bring it back to 60 knots, and all the time in the world to weave around the sky to find a landing spot. Well, exception was if you were at 10 feet when the power was cut -- then a nice flare and land straight ahead (if there was a nice spot straight ahead -- if not right into the trees).

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    James - take a look here. Have you heard this story? LINK - Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown's first meeting

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    OK, I Googled it. A 2S is a student deferment. Phil didn't get one of those nor did I. But, no question, during time of war education is important. And, I know -- Clinton had a 2S deferment -- guess like many others he considered himself too valuable to be shot (and perhaps killed). To the best of my memory, our new Secretary of Defense had a 2S deferment, gave it up and requested duty in Vietnam. One of only a few. A brave man, although most of the deferred students would think less of him.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 06, 2013 - 10:25 pm

    Rod, I like James. I despise Obama. I disagree with James on many things. I despise Obama and his agenda of "fairness". James is at heart a good guy. Obama is evil.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Phil, the Franz and Charley story is quite a story. Sometimes in combat, a kindness will happen and it is something to see. Franz saw Charlie as a wounded beast that had given its all and deserved to return home to England. And, Phil, thanks for your expressed kindness for a liberal -- despite our political differences, we could have been great crew members as long as you didn't b****, b****, b**** over the intercom about LBJ. Or perhaps I would be the one b****ing about Nixon?

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    Phil, the story of Franz and Charlie is quite a story. Apparently Franz saw him as a wounded beast who deserved to have a chance to return to England. No honor in shooting a wounded beast that couldn't fight back. When they met 40 years later, Franz saying "I love you Charley" says it all. And, thanks for your support. I think we would have been great crew mates in Vietnam. Well, unless you constantly complained about LBJ over the intercom. Or perhaps it would have been me also complaining about Nixon. Politics, but never stopping us from doing our job.

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  • James E.March 06, 2013 - 11:23 pm

    Out. For those who are not familiar with radio-telephone procedure that means I am now shutting down the net, flossing, brushing, and going to bed. May all political persuasions have a good night.

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  • cookie65March 07, 2013 - 5:40 am

    James, I grew up with "out". I can still here my dad saying it. He taught radar and radio to the kids in Germany in the late 50's and early 60's. He spent nearly 60 years in telecommunicatons, radio, microwave, all the way up thru cell and fiber.

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