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The Great DHS Ammunition Stockpile Myth
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tom Stilson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/4/2013 11:00:01 PM

There are dozens of articles hyping government purchases of ammunition over the last nine months. After spending weeks researching this topic, this is a collection of commonly held myths that are based more on panic than fact. With the recent release of a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to Senator Coburn, the numbers we calculated independently seem to corroborate the narrative coming from DHS. The concerns surrounding DHS stockpiling ammunition are nothing but more fear-mongering and largely unwarranted. For once, here are the facts to set the record straight:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 4/4/2013 11:03:41 PM     (No. 9260165)

Sorry Tom I don´t buy it (pun intended).
DHS or any gov´t agency doesn´t need the equivalent of 20 to 28 years of ammo.
They may be smart enough to realize a direct assault on our 2nd A rights won´t make it so they go for the ammo. We might have guns but such guns are useless without ammo.
Besides when has this adm ever told the truth?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 4/4/2013 11:21:22 PM     (No. 9260176)

I have no information at all on this but I dont believe it. It does not pass the smell test.
This government will lie when the truth would serve them better. Why would they tell the truth now?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/4/2013 11:31:00 PM     (No. 9260187)

Horse pucky

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bison65, 4/4/2013 11:46:10 PM     (No. 9260197)

Go to a company like MidwayUSA which sells via the Internet. For months ammunition has been found only in trickles. Midway provides the dates when they expect ammunition to be available. In many cases it is months out. Does this sound like ammunition is being made available to suppliers in any great quantity. Somehow the supply chain has been broken. Trust this government...only at your own risk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 4/5/2013 12:09:58 AM     (No. 9260212)

I´ll make some general comments.

1. Would this, then, be the only known example of the Obama Administration behaving normally? Of it telling the truth?

2. Why hollow points?

3. 2,700 armored vehicles? Uhhh....

Were President Reagan still alive, I think he´d be saying, simply, "Verify. Then verify again."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kono, 4/5/2013 3:14:23 AM     (No. 9260300)

Essentially: Don´t be crazy -- Obama is not planning to shoot each of you four times... only three. So stop blowing everything so far out of proportion, you big babies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MissMann, 4/5/2013 3:40:08 AM     (No. 9260303)

It is discouraging to read this on Breitbart. I´m just not buying the government´s story on this. Not after the tanks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXspyder, 4/5/2013 3:41:59 AM     (No. 9260304)

An alternative explanation.....

http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2013/02/dhs-buying-billions-of-rounds-not-so.html

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/5/2013 7:16:21 AM     (No. 9260446)

BS and I can´t believe Breitbart fell for this. Did Janet threaten him with her developing million man civilian jack boot army?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/5/2013 8:22:03 AM     (No. 9260542)

Although there are conflicting reports on the level of ammunition purchases by big government, there is no doubt that obama and the democrats recognize control of ammunition supplies is a key in their effort to disarm Americans. I don´t trust them. I never believe them. It is possible that ammunition companies cannot even project consumer demand for ammo. People are frightened of obama and buy all they can afford, or can, some in large speculative purchases. I see no end to the shortages. Tell me where I´m going wrong?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 4/5/2013 8:24:38 AM     (No. 9260549)

Sorry. I know too much, I´ve been too conditioned, to believe anything out of this Administration.

They have proved themselves, repeatedly, time after time, over and over, to be lying liars.

Ammo is hard to find out here, unless someone´s opening a DHS Ammo Store in every major city. There has to be a reason for that.

Has anyone looked into threats or recriminations by the Govt on the ammo makers? Are they being coerced in some way, by ´´bulk´´ deals to the Govt for bonuses perhaps, to sell first and only to DHS and other Govt agencies? Surely they know there´s a backlog out here in Real America, with money coming their way as soon as they can supply it.

Something political going on in the background here.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/5/2013 8:27:26 AM     (No. 9260555)

Macro economics 101. Supply and Demand will counter each other until they achieve balance and stability. Now we have all seen the number of gun sales spike under Mr. Obama´ stewardship, what I haven´t heard is how any of those folks are first time gun owners. It is concieveable that a new gun owner will purchase more ammo for training purposes. Actual I would hope a new owner spends some quality time at the range. But even that spike in demand should not cause the supply chain interruptions that we are witnessing without an outside catalyst such as DHS.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/5/2013 8:29:38 AM     (No. 9260560)

I´ve seen other articles saying the same thing, one at National Review, I think. Still not buying it.

If this administration told me that I´m a female, I´d have to go check.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wws, 4/5/2013 8:30:39 AM     (No. 9260564)

I´ll take the same position as James Hansen and the Global Warming crowd do on their pet issue - okay, maybe it´s a lie, but if so its a useful lie and it still advances our cause, since most people who hear it won´t take the time to check it out. So what the heck, go with it.

hey, this works for the left, so why not us?

for everyone shouting how horrible this story is, that´s good! That´s exactly the line you should take, never admit any doubt and the meme will keep rolling.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/5/2013 8:38:48 AM     (No. 9260583)

Frankly, I know nothing about ammunition and guns. However, what gives me pause is the fact that so many of us do not trust the government to tell them the truth or work in their best interests. It´s is the adversarial attitude that Obama and his regime cultivate that is alarming. No, I don´t trust this administration and I do believe it is prudent to question everything they do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LadyVet, 4/5/2013 8:43:02 AM     (No. 9260590)

I´ll choose #14 for my "foxhole" in the asymmetrical culture war.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Mazeman, 4/5/2013 8:43:37 AM     (No. 9260595)

I am a gun owner who has lived through several periods of "panic buying".

This time is different. The total absence of ammo at local retailers and online sites is scary, and I´ve never seen anything like it. Regardless of who is responsible, something major has occurred.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: krause, 4/5/2013 8:46:20 AM     (No. 9260604)

Don´t forget, Obama has to equip his ´civilian army.´

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 4/5/2013 9:06:46 AM     (No. 9260667)

Like Senator Everett Dirksen might have said, " If you buy 275,000 bullets here and 550,000 bullets there, pretty soon it adds up to some real bullets."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: civilservant, 4/5/2013 9:10:23 AM     (No. 9260675)

Easy enough for the Anti-Stockpilers to prove that there is nothing odd about this.....

Simply show us the previous orders that were made over the last 60 years, post WWII.

If it was always thus, we should be able to see a successive chain of bi-decade purchases.

Or not.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LZK, 4/5/2013 9:11:22 AM     (No. 9260676)

Common Sense Alert:

The goooooberment wants to restrict gun ownership. They know the public will buy more guns as the politicians tinker with the Constitution -- SOOOO -- they buy up the ammo.

This scenario serves their purpose....

Americans may have guns -- but -- without ammo they can only throw them at their enemies....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/5/2013 9:11:56 AM     (No. 9260679)

Adding to the comments in #10 and #17, I visited Georgia Arms´ website again yesterday, and they are still running 2-9 months behind in ammunition orders. They have not been at The Nation´s Gun Show in Chantilly, VA, since at least December 2012.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/5/2013 9:12:53 AM     (No. 9260683)

Oh, and Georgia Arms is the major ammunition vendor at the Chantilly, VA gun show.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Crosscut, 4/5/2013 9:23:04 AM     (No. 9260704)

These Democrat stooges have been caught lying too often to now believe anything that comes out of their mouths. Democrats are capable of anything in order to retain their power and high paying government jobs.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: spahrkl, 4/5/2013 9:28:27 AM     (No. 9260713)

my husband went to three different places this week to buy amo and they are sold out!

He was told that those that line up at 70am before the store opens at 90am only one third are awarded with a sale. It´s gone! Why is this happening?Hmmmmm

I did read that some ammunition mfg co. are not selling their product to organizations that they know are against gun rights.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/5/2013 9:31:16 AM     (No. 9260723)

Well, I for one am feeling very, very troubled this morning by all the headlines.

Common sense is wonderful, and maybe all the rumors regarding the DHS stockpile are causing panic and need to be toned down. However, in my gut I am not eased, even if this DHS ammunition stockpile is a myth.

My question is: at whom will DHS be shooting the ammo they have purchased which is projected? Don´t we have a military to protect us - such as the National Guard? Will DHS be sharing this ammo with the National Guard? I doubt it.

After the 2001 when the WTC and Pentagon were attacked, it seemed sensible to have a DHS, although many questioned that need back then. It is now more a joke such as the TSA groping babies and grandmas yet letting Middle Eastern men breeze right through check in.

I don´t think the America of today would please our prescient Founders. We have devolved from the foundation they gave us. The question now is whom will we trust to rebuild what has so carelessly been torn down?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/5/2013 9:31:21 AM     (No. 9260725)

"A well-trained police officer will expend a minimum of 2,000 to 5,000 rounds per year.. "

No, sorry, that is simply not true. Perhaps those agencies with SWAT responsibilities, but the average officer at the average agency does not begin to have that much range time.

Or, if you´d rather -- if that is in fact how the federal agencies practice, just how many armed federal agencies do we have...?



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Reply 28 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/5/2013 9:33:25 AM     (No. 9260731)

Do you think the Obama regime is suddenly going to start telling the truth on this? They have not told the truth once since they came to power.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/5/2013 9:35:27 AM     (No. 9260737)

Questions:
What exactly does the DHS do? Except for ICE, they must be undercover because they don´t make much of a public presence. How big is it? Is it growing? Is it morphing into Obama´s Civilian Security Force? Remember, Obama took Bush´s gun tracking operation and morphed it into F&F.

Our Founders were ABSOLUTELY against a standing army and I don´t trust this double talking administration.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kate318, 4/5/2013 9:43:38 AM     (No. 9260761)

I have a question. Can´t those who manufacture ammunition stop selling to the government, or is the government buying this ammo under an assumed name (as it were)? Surely those who have a vested interest in gun rights by selling to legitimate gun owners wouldn´t continue to be led like lambs to the slaughter, would they? Am I that naive?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 4/5/2013 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9260779)

Now do you sew why Breitbart was assassinated? Ever since his death, there have been no serious revelations he promised. The place is bought off and scared. I think others have been threatened as well. And all these great Seals dying off....can´t have people like that around. They even have the Supreme Court terrified. I do not trust this fraudulent government.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/5/2013 10:47:00 AM     (No. 9260908)

Big pile of steaming bovine scatology. I am boggled Breitbart would stoop to this kind of nonsense .

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Reply 33 - Posted by: texas_gop, 4/5/2013 10:59:17 AM     (No. 9260937)

Seems it would be easy for the ammo manufacturers to show what government agencies have purchased ammo the past year but privacy laws probably prevent them from doing so. But hem again, it is our tax dollars so we should be able to see where it is being spent.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 4/5/2013 11:03:45 AM     (No. 9260949)

The line I liked the most in this article was: "FACT: This is a standard five year contract that follows a historical purchasing pattern of DHS."

Historical? DHS is only ten years old...that´s historical!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Supercollider, 4/5/2013 11:05:55 AM     (No. 9260956)

If you believe this, then you believe DHA when they say that:

1) The Airports are secure

and

2) the borders have never been tighter/safer

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Reply 36 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/5/2013 11:16:56 AM     (No. 9260977)

So the real number is 800 million rounds. Well, I´m relieved.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 4/5/2013 11:23:52 AM     (No. 9260994)

Read the article. Buying ammo over a 5 year period is still buying the ammo. Do they need that much? Sorry, I don´t buy their innocence or trying to save money. Since when does Government care about spending money. And since when has ICE used ammo in that amounts.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 4/5/2013 11:29:01 AM     (No. 9261013)

Millions of new guns are being sold every year and they´ve got to eat something...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 4/5/2013 11:30:36 AM     (No. 9261016)

I would still like to see an article devoted exclusively to interviews done with all the major ammunition manufacturers. They are the only sources who have the inside information that would shed some useful light on this situation.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: maisy, 4/5/2013 11:38:46 AM     (No. 9261033)

Yes, and the Border has never been more SECURE!
signed,
The Queen Of England

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Reply 41 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/5/2013 11:42:07 AM     (No. 9261041)

If this is a buying pattern set up in contracts how come there were no shortages before? I´m not buying this one. This was Obama´s plan all along.

Who is this ´civilan force´? Are there people who would blindly follow Obama´s orders, with the exception of the New Black Panters and other black radicals, to shoot fellow Americans?
If this is so maybe we should try to penetrate and find this DHS ´civilian force´ and seek defunding but that´s dreaming with these jello spined Republicans.

On the optomistic side if there´s confrontation by armed individuals take the dead enemies ammo it will be the same as yours.
And, if and when this regime is finished there will be a flood of ammunition on the market for a bargain.
Fear not the truth will be known.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bmw50, 4/5/2013 11:43:26 AM     (No. 9261047)

Then why is the DHS brought into hearings, multiple times, to explain why they made such huge purchases?

And why is it taking so long for local gun shops to get ammo? and in such small quantities?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Warren Bonesteel, 4/5/2013 11:45:05 AM     (No. 9261052)

I´ve dug into this topic, myself. In some cases the numbers add up to trainng and a couple of magzines of ammo for each armed guard. With enough armed guards, pretty soon you´re talking about a couple of million rounds of ammo per year, if not much, much more. In many other cases? That´s *way* too much ammo for mere training and a couple of full mags, even if you spread the dates of delivery over a few years. Why do they need so much ammo??

The more important question is being overlooked: why do so many of those agencies and departments have armed guards in the first place? Many of those departments have their own tactical (SWAT) teams. TSA, DHS, FBI and such? Yeah. I cnsee that. The NEA, Ag, and the rest? WTH?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: ladycatnip, 4/5/2013 12:02:32 PM     (No. 9261089)

Certainly takes care of the gun control legislation issue - who cares if it doesn´t pass - there´s no ammo for anyone´s guns. Problem solved.

Our country has been sold down the river by these people and by the time people wake up, it will be too late.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 4/5/2013 12:04:03 PM     (No. 9261092)

Looks like Breitbarts been captured...and will comply... with the propaganda machine...Andrew would be puking over this article

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 4/5/2013 12:09:28 PM     (No. 9261105)

Trust, but don’t verify!

Based on its record of over four years duration, whatever the “transparent” Obama Administration has to say about anything whatsoever is unworthy of passing the smell, giggle or barf tests.

For example, even after many months, no one has admitted giving the now-legendary order to “Stand Down!” as the brutal slaughter at Benghazi was taking place.

Today, the issue is bullets. Or bull something.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 4/5/2013 12:12:34 PM     (No. 9261110)

Why no interviews with ammo manufacturers/suppliers/warehouse managers/shippers/retailers?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/5/2013 12:22:49 PM     (No. 9261130)

Like many others here, there is much about this article that I´m not buying. For example, police officers DO NOT use 2k to 5k rounds per year. Not even close. My brother-in-law was a police officer on he San Francisco force for 25yrs. They had to re-qualify twice a year. And they only used, I think, about 50 rounds. And in the military I served in, we requalified once per year and used only 60 rounds. And 10 of those was used to set the sights.

And another thing. If the ammo shortage has been caused by the uptick in the sales of guns, does anyone think that ammo manufacturers wouldn´t notice that and begin to increase the amount of ammo produced to keep up with the demand? It´s a very poor head of a business that wouldn´t do so. No, the shortage has to be cause by something else./rant

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Reply 49 - Posted by: metalman2, 4/5/2013 12:34:28 PM     (No. 9261156)

Folks, I´m going to be the odd man out here. I believe the shortage is caused by hoarding by folks just like me. I´m a right wing gun nut and I can tell you I own 10 times the ammo I did previous to this administration. I have friends who have bought entire pallet loads of ammo and stored them in secret and secure places. One fellow I know spent $6,000 internet shopping for ammo in one afternoon. The ammo manufacturers have been interviewed and they are all saying the same thing. Government sales represent about 5% of their sales, the rest is us filling up our closets and basements. I have no problem with that as the owner of more then 3,000 rounds of 7.62 AK ammo.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: strike3, 4/5/2013 12:58:55 PM     (No. 9261221)

I´m with you all the way, #50. I also chose the weapons that use 7.62 x 39 because it´s in worldwide use and will be easy to get later when US suppliers are shut down.

It´s no coincidence that these events are happening simultaneously: Ammunition is in short supply and people are hoarding, some for potential profit later. The United Nations is attempting world gun control and property theft more seriously than it ever has in the past. Obama is spending almost all of his non-golf time on gun control and 2nd Amendment attacks when those are not nearly the most serious problems America has right now.

I think the US Government is anticipating mass revolt when they begin some highly unpopular action soon. Obamacare? Retirement fund confiscation? Unrestricted amnesty? Any one of those can set off a population that is already highly agitated.
Oh, and the way he has treated the US Military, they can not be counted upon for total loyalty to the government when they are ordered to fire upon their neighbors. He needs his own government goon force.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 4/5/2013 1:28:31 PM     (No. 9261269)

I´m with some of you others. Can´t believe that Breitbart fell for this.

One more time: Why does the DHS need this ammo? If they need some rounds for "training" (who???) then send a req to the DOD and have ´em sent over.

Again: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/retired-army-officer-dhs-must-surrender-their-war-weapons-to-dept-of-defense/


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Reply 52 - Posted by: privateer, 4/5/2013 3:46:27 PM     (No. 9261429)

The ubiquitous government lies and hoarding aside, here is a question I have never seen answered or even asked: if ammo is selling like hotcakes, and demand is insatiable...why the heck are there no NEW ammo manufacture startups? It seems hard to imagine a more secure investment. Is the regime also restricting that?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/5/2013 6:16:35 PM     (No. 9261663)

In RE # 53, for the same reason there hasn´t been a new refinery built in the United States in the last 40 years... The regulatory burden depletes the expected return on investment.

Old School Banker.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/5/2013 8:54:09 PM     (No. 9261830)

#15, that brings to mind the clarion call of the Vietnam era protestors -- "Question Authority."

In this administration, those are words to live by.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: busterman, 4/5/2013 9:32:30 PM     (No. 9261878)

Perhaps it´s ammo to send south of the border to go along with all those guns 0bama sent down there.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/5/2013 10:54:24 PM     (No. 9261997)

Here´s another "myth" and "fact" for the author to consider:

Myth: DHS Secretary Napolitano is responsible to the citizens of the United States, and is required by law to answer to questions posed by Members of Congress, who are equally responsible for providing oversight of the Executive Branch (of which Napolitano is a member, given her position in the Obama administration).

Fact: DHS Secretary Napolitano has repeatedly ignored and obfuscated the requests by certain Members of Congress when questioned about the immense orders of ammunition. In short, she´s thumbing her prodigious nose at the US Constitution and the American public.

The calibers being ordered by DHS are high in 40 caliber hollow points. Any thinking person knows (or can easily find out) that hollow point bullets are much more expensive than the ´hardball´ (full metal jacket) equivalent. For Napolitano to say that it´s a cost-saving measure is an insult, and nothing more.

The arrogance and questionable practices being undertaken by the Obama administration have gone on for far too long, and something needs to be done about it. Where is our Congress with their power to subpoena or to provide a special prosecutor?


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Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

U.S. blocks Iran’s pick as envoy to
U.N., setting up new confrontation
Washington Post, by Anne Gearan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:32:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration said Friday that it would block Iran’s nominee as ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States, setting up a new confrontation with Tehran just as relations with the Islamic republic appeared to be improving. The decision to bar entry to the diplomat, who was allegedly involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, followed intense political pressure on the administration from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. But it also marked a rare instance in which Washington has effectively vetoed another country’s preferred choice as envoy to the United Nations. Iran

Distressed homeowners seeking
mortgage relief could get
stuck with a big tax bill
Washington Post, by Dina ElBoghdady    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:28:52 PM     Post Reply
Struggling homeowners across the country could face significant new tax bills if they receive mortgage relief from their banks, a prospect that threatens to slow the housing recovery and put further strain on distressed borrowers. The collapse of the housing market and plunging home prices left millions of people stuck owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth. Some have worked with their banks to reduce the loan amount to avoid foreclosure or enable a sale. In 2007, Congress adopted a law that spared those homeowners from being taxed on the amount of the loan that was forgiven. But

11 Sebelius Supporters with
Egg on Their Faces Today
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 8:43:12 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position. The New York Times reported the resignation as a punishment for failure: Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy. So Sebelius stuck around just long enough to reach the mythical 7 million enrollment number

Contempt and the IRS
National Review Online, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 7:37:05 AM     Post Reply
The House Oversight Committee has voted to hold former IRS subpotentate Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while the House Ways and Means Committee has referred her case to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. The facts in the case suggest very strongly that Ms. Lerner has earned the contempt of the American people as well as criminal prosecution to the full extent of the law. The question of whether Justice will do justice now rests with the Obama administration, in service to which Ms. Lerner organized and oversaw the repression of nonprofit activists under color of IRS authority. That

A Criminal Organization Masquerading
As… Oh, You Know the Rest
PJ Media, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/10/2014 10:25:12 PM     Post Reply
Another day, another chronicle of Democratic Party malfeasance. Enjoy: In Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa of California has just leveled an explosive charge against his Democrat counterpart on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee — to wit, that the gentleman from Maryland colluded with the IRS to harass a conservative organization fighting for honest elections: Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, non-profit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud.The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS

Kathleen Sebelius resigning after
botched Obamacare rollout
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/10/2014 10:21:10 PM     Post Reply
With the rocky rollout of his health care law in a post-deadline lull, President Obama will move this week to shake up his health care team, accepting the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and tapping his budget director as a troubleshooting replacement, the White House confirmed Thursday. Mrs. Sebelius, a former Kansas governor who has served as HHS secretary for Mr. Obama’s entire tenure, was the president’s point person as his signature law stumbled out of the blocks in October. Despite calls for her to be fired, Mrs. Sebelius stayed on the job to oversee a

Social Security, Treasury
target taxpayers for their
parents’ decades-old debts
Washington Post, by Marc Fisher    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/10/2014 10:14:13 PM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt. When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.

Thought police on patrol
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/10/2014 10:10:00 PM     Post Reply
Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to The Post, demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy. The column ran as usual. But I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian. It

A Divisive Attorney General
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/10/2014 9:52:38 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder must be suffering from a sort of amnesia. He is upset at supposed divisiveness and rudeness directed at him when testifying before Congress, and suggests not too subtly that he and President Obama have been accorded inordinately harsh treatment (fill in the blanks why). Aside from the fact that he seemed to have relished the combat with Representative Gohmert in quite unprofessional tones (“you don’t want to go there, buddy, alright?”/ “good luck with your asparagus”), he seems to forget what former attorney general Alberto Gonzales once endured both in the liberal media and before Democrats

The Shame of Brandeis
Commentary Magazine, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/9/2014 8:32:37 PM     Post Reply
If you have not yet heard, Brandeis University has rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born activist whose work has focused on the barbaric misogyny rampant in Islamic societies like the one in which she was raised—and whose efforts to call attention to them as a legislator in the Netherlands led to a political crisis there and her eventual flight to the United States. Given that it only takes a Google search to find out everything one would need to know about her, including the controversial aspects of her views, it is disgustingly laughable



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Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

Cowboys steal their cattle BACK
in tense showdown over Nevada´s last
rancher: Protesters break federal
blockade as militias threaten to
join fight and pregnant woman claims
she was assaulted by agents

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Daily Mail (UK), by Dan Miller & Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/11/2014 10:29:52 AM     Post Reply
The son of the Nevada rancher locked in an increasingly tense land dispute with the federal government, says their cowboys managed to break a blockade and retrieve around 30 head of cattle. Federal agents swooped on Tuesday after Cliven Bundy, dubbed the last remaining rancher in southern Nevada, refused to remove his herd of 900 cows from land he claims has been in his family since 1870. The heavily-armed federal agents, equipped with eight helicopters and backed-up by snipers, surrounded the Bundy ranch after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attained a federal court order to confiscate the family´s herd. But

Hillary Clinton Cancels Appearance Where
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Cybercast News Service, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/11/2014 10:02:18 AM     Post Reply
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The five extra words that can
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Washington Post, by John Paul Stevens    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/11/2014 10:35:30 PM     Post Reply
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 4:08:01 PM     Post Reply
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President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Meet the Clinton shoe-thrower
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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/12/2014 5:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

The IRS Scandal Comes Into Focus
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Wall Street Journal, by Kimberley A. Strassel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/11/2014 6:33:53 AM     Post Reply
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Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven


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