Green goons toss man in jail for 30 days for collecting rainwater

"Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.," reports today.
“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.
Harrington was found guilty two weeks ago of breaking a 1925 law for having, what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property. He was convicted of nine misdemeanors, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined over $1500 for collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property...
...Harrington has vowed to continue to fight the penalty, stating that the government has become “big bullies” and that “from here on in, I’m going to fight it.”
“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies, Harrington said in an interview two weeks ago with
"We as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.
His release is expected in early September.

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Hillary's jaw dropped

August 9, 2012

Dear Patriot,
  Imagine the looks on the faces of State Department workers when ATP delivered 150,000 public comments -- all in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline -- last week!

  Thank you so much for signing your petition.  Your action is really making a difference!

  In fact, just recently, the Obama Administration allowed the southern portion of the pipeline to go through with construction.

  But this is only one small step -- and allowing construction of a portion of the pipeline makes it that much more crucial that Barack Obama allows the entire pipeline to move forward.

  That’s why I’m counting on the generous support of folks like you to help ATP continue to fight the Keystone Pipeline battle and the many others we face against the radical environmentalists.

  ATP is the ONLY national grassroots organization designed to mobilize Americans from all over the country to fight back against the radical environmentalists’ schemes.

  You see, the radical environmentalists and their Big Government pals are not only targeting oil production and pushing gas prices sky-high.

  They’re doing everything they can to shut down coal-fired energy plants and regulating everything from what type of water heater you have in your home to what kind of light bulbs we use!

  So today, our work has never been more important.

  ATP’s mobilization of the American people on these critical issues could be the difference between lower energy prices and a free and prosperous future for Americans -- or even higher energy prices, a stagnant economy and less freedom.

  But our success at defeating the radical environmentalists depends on the generosity of concerned folks like you.

  That’s why I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $150, $100, $50 to help ATP in our battle against the radical environmentalists.

  Even if you can only chip in $20, $15 or $10 bucks -- it’ll be a tremendous help in this fight.

  In the coming days, I’ll be sending you some information about some of these important battles you and I are facing against the radical environmentalists.

  Of course, you and I are knee-deep in the midst of one of the most crucial election years in our nation’s history, so its critical folks like you and me stand up and fight back against the radical environmentalists.

  Our future -- and our economy -- could very well depend on it.


Donny Ferguson
Executive Director

P.S.    Thank you for signing your petition to the State Department demanding they allow construction of the critical Keystone XL Pipeline.

  You petition -- along with 150,000 others -- sent a loud-and-clear message that the American people are tired of the radical environmentalists keeping our economy under lock and key and telling you and I how to live.

  Of course, this fight is far from over -- so I’m going to continue to ask for your help and support in the future.

  That’s why I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $250, $150, $100, $50 to help ATP fight these important battles.

China attacks American gun rights

Dear patriot,

The communist Chinese are trash talking our Second Amendment . . . again!

This time it’s not whispers in the halls of the United Nations during the “Small Arms Treaty” conference, it’s in the commies’ insulting annual report on U.S. human rights.

From China’s report, I quote, “The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership.”

If you’re like me, it’s appalling to read slime from communists who have a list of human rights violations stretching from our amber waves of grain to their sopping wet rice paddies.

The right to keep and bear arms IS a human right!

The Second Amendment protects our personal security from criminals and ultimately from the government itself.

I don’t need to cite the overwhelming number of studies proving gun rights protect personal security and life itself -- that’s just plain common sense.

George Mason, the co-author of our Second Amendment, said, “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.

The communist Chinese government has learned that lesson well.

You can easily find pictures of Chinese police burning whole piles of firearms taken from their citizen’s homes -- leaving these people defenseless against the hostile communist regime.

Not surprisingly, the commies in China sound an awful lot like our own homegrown gun-grabbers.

Anti-gun zealots in the U.S. proclaim, "We have to start ratcheting down the firepower in civilian hands in the United States."

These groups would like nothing more than a worldwide ban on firearms and they nearly succeeded at setting the stage for one at the recent UN "Small Arms" Conference
. . .

. . . that is until your National Association for Gun Rights rushed into action.

China is one of the anti-gun crowd's key international allies at the UN and shockingly they have growing and powerful influence over our own U.S. Congress.

Washington bureaucrats love the influx of money from the Red Chinese and would do almost anything to keep the cash flowing -- even if it means selling off our Second Amendment rights.

That’s why the National Association for Gun Rights is leading the fight against assaults on our Constitution from third-world dictators, communist thugs and domestic gun-grabbers!

With your help we were able to temporarily beat back the so-called UN “Small Arms Treaty.”

The stalled UN “Small Arms Treaty” was only the first round in what will be a long battle to preserve our Second Amendment for future generations.

Will you consider chipping in $10 or $20 to help NAGR protect our Second Amendment rights from international bureaucrats hell-bent on taking them?

We cannot be dictated to by foreign countries. Especially about our right to keep and bear arms. Our sovereignty and safety depend on it.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

TSA agents abuse seven-year-old disabled girl

Transportation Security Agency agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport took government goonery to a new low, singling out and harassing a family because of their seven-year-old disabled daughter.

As the Frank family first entered the security line they explained to agents their daughter Dina cannot go through the X-ray machine, as suffers from cerebral palsy and must use crutches to walk.  If agents wanted to search her physically they should introduce themselves to her and be gentle, as she is developmentally disabled and frightened by strangers.

Instead, TSA handled her aggressively, terrifying the little girl.  Dina’s father pulled out his phone to videotape the incident, at which point “the woman started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me.”

After determining the seven-year-old disabled girl on crutches was not a terrorist, TSA agents allowed the Frank family to proceed.

But as they boarded their flight to Florida, TSA agents pulled them off the plane and forced the entire family to go through the security process again.

The Frank family missed their flight.

“They still attack her like she’s Osama bin Laden,” Dina’s mother said said. “It’s not fair.”

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Fact -> The Tea Party is a libertarian movement

A new Cato Institute study finds the Tea Party movement “has been dominated by a strong ‘functionally libertarian’ flavor since its inception, downplaying social issues such as gay marriage in favor of reforming entitlements, taxes and reigning in the scope of government,” Red Alert Politics reports.
It establishes that the Tea Party movement grew out of libertarian frustration with former President George W. Bush’s fiscal policies, particularly the TARP bank bailouts and their frustration with the subsequent bailouts – issues polls cited by the study found that libertarians were angrier about than many conservatives.
Even Christian Broadcasting Network political correspondent David Brody  conceded in his recent book  “Teavangelicals”  that evangelical activists and other social conservatives who are active in the Tea Party act like libertarians and have mostly downplayed social issues for the sake of the cause, according to the study.
“[S]ince the Tea Party was “founded on economic bedrock issues, evangelicals typically gloss over these differences for the sake of standing in unison to fight a worthy, fiscally disciplined cause,” the Cato report says.
Study authors David Kirby and Emily Ekins contend that the movement shows that the center of American politics has moved in a more libertarian direction. They cite numerous polls showing that Tea Party members say that economic issues are more important than social issues.
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So-called 'assault weapons' safer than fists as another gun-grabbing myth flops

The Washington Times‘ Emily Miller exposes the “assault rifle” myth for what it is, a shameless lie intended to terrorize people out of supporting their constitutional rights.
Though it is one of the most popular rifles sold to civilians, the AR-15 is rarely used in crimes, presumably because it’s not readily concealed. The most recent FBI figures show just 358 of the 8,775 murders by firearm in 2010 involved rifles of any type. By comparison, 745 people were beaten to death with only hands that year, but no one has called for outlawing fists.
Mrs. Feinstein joins notorious gun-grabbers like New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in seeking to vilify guns based on their appearance, not their performance. The AR-15 series was designed to look like the military’s M-16, but it is semi-automatic. That means it fires only one round when the trigger is pulled, and that round is no more powerful than any shot by an ordinary hunting rifle.
The left applies the scary term “assault weapons” to play on emotional responses, but it isn’t working anymore. More Americans oppose banning so-called “assault rifles” (53 percent) than favor it (43 percent), according to a Gallup poll from October 2011. The poll also showed the lowest level of support for new gun laws in history.
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Obama drill bans killing jobs, recovery

“House Republicans on Thursday said the Obama administration’s resource development policies have slowed economic progress by keeping public lands off limits to exploration,” The Hill reports.

“The stop-and-go oil and gas drilling on federally controlled Alaskan lands offers a stark contrast to the rush by firms to drill in North Dakota’s privately owned Bakken shale formation, said Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power.

“‘The main difference between Alaska and North Dakota is that Alaska has far more areas that are federally owned and -controlled. And the Obama administration has substantially cut back on new energy leasing in these federal lands and offshore areas,’ Whitfield said in his opening remarks.

‘North Dakota gives us a glimpse of what would be possible in many other parts of the country if only the feds took the handcuffs off.’”

Go here to read the full article.

The hearing provided another setting for Republicans to lament what they see as Obama’s hard-line position against fossil fuels. They say Obama will slow an economic rebound by limiting oil and gas drilling on federal lands.

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Ecoterrorists growing more violent

“There is a ‘growing radicalized environmentalist faction’ in Canada that is opposed to the country’s energy sector policies,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police report.

“The RCMP criminal intelligence assessment, focusing on Canadian waters, cites potential dangers from environmental activists to offshore oil platforms and hazardous marine shipments, representing perhaps the starkest assessment of such threats by the Canadian security community to date,” CBC reports.

“The Canadian law enforcement and security intelligence community have noted a growing radicalized environmentalist faction within Canadian society that is opposed to Canada’s energy sector policies,” says the RCMP report.

“Tactics employed by activist groups are intended to intimidate and have the potential to escalate to violence.”

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Despite claims, emails reveal Obama personally briefed on Solyndra

Obama administration claims they didn't green-light the failed Solyndra loan program that funneled half a billion dollars to a top donor, despite warnings from auditors, have been debunked by emails showing Obama was personally briefed on the scheme, The Washington Post reports.
President Obama’s staff arranged for him to be personally briefed last summer on a loan program to help clean-energy companies, two months before the program was thrust into headlines by the collapse of its flagship, the solar company Solyndra, records show.
About the same time, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley resolved a dispute among administration officials over another project in the program, clearing the way for a $1.4 billion loan, according to documents and sources familiar with the situation.
The documents, a series of e-mails among Energy Department staff members involved in managing the program, provide new details about the level of White House involvement in the controversial initiative. White House officials have said in the past that final decisions about which companies would receive the loan guarantees were made by career staff members at the Energy Department, not political appointees...
...That loan program, a signature piece of the Obama administration’s effort to stimulate the economy, has become a major issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Republicans have charged that the program wasted critical stimulus money meant to create jobs, spending it instead on ill-advised projects that benefited Democratic fundraisers...

...Solyndra, a Silicon Valley start-up that manufactured solar panels, received a half-billion dollar federal loan from the program before suddenly closing last August. A short time later, the FBI raided its offices as part of a criminal investigation into whether the company misled the government about its finances.
The government is expected to recover just $24 million of the $527 million that taxpayers lent the company. Republicans have accused the administration of favoring Solyndra because its largest investors were funds linked to Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser, an Obama donor.
Obama had been warned Solyndra was about to collapse and was under investigation, but pushed for the half-billion dollar giveaway to his political cronies.  Obama then skirted federal laws requiring taxpayers to be paid first in the event of a bankruptcy, allowing several of his donors and top California union bosses to collect loaned money ahead of taxpayers.

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