Thursday miscellany

Democratic Party of Illinois declares war on gun owners! Vows ban on America’s favorite rifle : “The Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) has declared war on everyday, law-abiding gun owners in Illinois along with America’s favorite rifle, the ubiquitous and versatile homeland defense rifle known to many as the AR-15.”

Drug Squad Confiscates 1624 Daisies in Suburban Garden Raid : “SWAT team shows up with a warrant to dig up and confiscate 1624 Daisies that were mistaken for marijuana.”

Knockout: Mitt Romney Crushes Barack Obama in First Presidential Debate. :rotfl:

Your health : Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence.

The Next Pandemic: Why It Will Come from Wildlife : “Experts believe the next deadly human pandemic will almost certainly be a virus that spills over from wildlife to humans.”

Protests in Spain Rise As Economy Collapses, Impacting Many Countries : “According to the Associated Press, protests broke out in Madrid on Sept. 25 outside the Spanish Parliament concerning the economic state, the 25 percent unemployment rate and the fear of an austerity budget (a policy to reduce the deficit by cutting public services and benefits.”

Why The Federal Reserve Is A Criminal Organization : “Today, it’s illegal to counterfeit money. If you print money from your home office, you’re likely to receive a visit from the Secret Service and probably end up in prison for up to 10 years. But the Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air all of the time. Notice that the Fed is distinct and separate from the U.S. Treasury – which according to the Constitution is the only entity allowed to mint coins and create currency units.”

Europe-wide ban on Monsanto GM corn imminent in wake of French study linking it to cancer : “Pending affirmation by its national health agency, France is expected to call for an official ban on Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) corn very soon “at a European level,” according to the French news source RFI. Following the recent release of a University of Caen study that found a link between the “Frankencorn” and the development of severe tumors in rats, French officials have been urging a Europe-wide ban on both the cultivation and import of the GM corn, which was never proven safe in the first place prior to its commercial release.”

Warnings That A Massive Stock Market Crash Is Imminent : “In the financial world, the month of October is synonymous with stock market crashes. So will a massive stock market crash happen this year? You never know. The truth is that our financial system is even more vulnerable than it was back in 2008, and financial experts such as Doug Short, Peter Schiff, Robert Wiedemer and Harry Dent are all warning that the next crash is rapidly approaching.”

It’s Not America Anymore : “True patriotism is NOT about blindly defending one’s nation or leadership regardless of its trespasses; true patriotism is about defending the philosophy that made one’s nation possible and prosperous in the first place — even if that means standing against the power structure in place today.”

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  1. riverrider says:

    its comical watching david axelboob trying to spin the debate disaster, along with the rest of the diehard tdl worshipers. i can’t believe biden agreed to debate ryan, one of the best speakers alive. its gonna be a bloodfest….oh btw, riots in IRAN over the crash of their money supposedly due to sanctions, but more likely due to massive deficit spending on the nuclear project. coming to a city near you…….well its illinois, why is that a surprise? good luck with that, as about 30 million vets have at least one ar15 and they are favored in national competitions.tell you what, i’ll give mine up when le, the .gov alphabet soup, rosy odonell and the fast and furious guys turn theirs in. deal?

  2. riverrider says:

    ps- daisies? seriously? what has LE become that can’t tell a daisy from a pot plant. no wonder they keep shooting the wrong guy and beating down granny. maybe they need glasses? that said, much love to all the good cops out there that CAN see. they do a job not many of us would be willing to do for any price.

  3. Homeinsteader says:

    O.K., this is by no means from an unbiased source, as it was posted on a GOP site, but the initial question is still very funny!

    Debate Result: Is an A** Kicking Covered Under Obamacare?

    What a surprise! There’s no doubt that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney knows his stuff. After all, someone doesn’t become successful in business by accident. But that said, I was wondering how Wednesday night’s debate would go. Well, it was ugly. It was one-sided. It was over almost before it began. And it was Romney on the winning end. He took it to Barack Obama, and did what he needed to do… show the American people why he should be the next president of the United States.

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    • Warmongerel says:

      That was a quote from Dennis Miller. One of the few Hollywood types on “our” side.

      Yeah, it was a bloodbath. Getting the popcorn ready for the Ryan/Biden debate.

      I’m not a Republican, but I’m completely behind them to get rid of the guy who is in the process of making all of our prepping necessary.

  4. axelsteve says:

    I saw the debate last night. Of course Obama lost. How can you set up a teleprompter at a debate? He is lost without one nearby. I bet Obama will come out swinging next time and he will be riding dirty.

    • I heard that some people were blaming the altitude of the Mile High city as the cause of Fearless Leaders poor responses.


    • Warmongerel says:

      Obama is going to come out “aggressive”. When Obama gets aggressive, he looks arrogant and angry. That’s not going to play well. Especially against Romney who is going to look calm and collected, again.

  5. RE It’s Not America Anymore. Truer words were never spoken. As a teenager enlisting in the US Army back in the 1950’s, I swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is getting really hard to do so when the means to defend it and the document itself are rapidly being abrogated in this new political climate of NWO.

    • worrisome says:

      Harold I have two old uncles, one that was in WWII and Korea and one that did Germany and rescued folks from aushwich (sp_)…they both say they feel they are strangers in their own country anymore…

  6. Homeinsteader says:

    Mistaking daisies for marijuana? So much for well-trained DEA Task Force.

  7. Homeinsteader says:

    Turkish parliament approves military intervention in Syria

    Lawmakers grant Ankara right to deploy troops to retaliate against Syrian aggression; ‘Bill is not for war,’ says deputy PM


    “The Times of Israel”

  8. I’ve been seeing news articles about Soveriegn Citizens and Freemen of the Land lately. From what I’ve read they’ve got a fundamental misunderstanding of how law works, and think they can simply choose to opt out, Which is an appealing idea, however they never seem to realize that they can’t opt out of society’s laws and continue to use society’s services (roads, courts, etc)

    I was wondering if there any on here that could give me some nonMSM info

  9. Round won! Romney smoked Obama on every level on every point! Romney did a great job of highlighting differences between the two.We are able to see past history so that we know what they’re saying is also what they’re going to do,maybe they are polititions,.The best part for us was when the candidates were asked about the federal governments role, Obama wants a bigger more powerful federal government,Romney stated it was to protect and uphold the constitution!Even at one point chided him on trashing the 10th amendment,states rights. Way to go Romney! I can’t wait for Ryan vs Biden

    • PGCPrepper says:

      I follow this stuff pretty closely. I emailed MDC the other day and told him that I expected Romney to win and the main trade for now will be coal stocks. I bought ANR Yesterday afternoon and it’s up six percent today as I write. I’m going to sell half right now and buy another weapon and let the rest ride a bit. ANR and ACI. The email was a response to polling BS >>

      “WIth call blocking and caller ID, it takes ten calls to get one respondent to cooperate. I do not even answer the phone if the # is not saved in my contact list. I suspect most men do not; at least the men I know. Polls have become obsolete and the Democratic oversample does not help. Romney is going to win easily, I believe. Silver may offer a “buying opportunity” for a bit and coal stocks will move higher, i.e. ANR. All IMO.”


    • PGCPrepper says:
    • Warmongerel says:

      The polls after the debate were incredible. Luntz actually said he had never seen anything like it.

      People have just been waiting for someone to give them a reason to vote against Obama. Romney did that and more last night. He showed them that the Emperor has no clothes.

  10. worrisome says:

    I thought the debate was good last night. Obama suffers from kiss a.. syndrome and it showed. He has surrounded himself with bowing yes men and no one in the last 4-5 years has been honest with him. Romney delivered that message pretty clearly.

    For whoever wrote that article about America being America anymore? First, he has a love affair with his typewriter! That same article could have been done much more succinctly and with more punch. What a long and drawn out diatribe. As far as us wandering far far away from our roots? Yes we have………..perhaps the quintessential question is should we throw out much of the legal adjustments that have been flung in a heap over our constitution and return to it? (my vote)…or should we throw out that document and start over?

    Daisies? REALLY! Sheessh!

    Monsanto? At one time, they probably believed that providing bullet proof crops would help keep up with the population explosion, but it would appear now that science is being trashed for profit? I haven’t followed this one enough to know.. but I do remember suicides in India over Monsanto crops and thought “hm how soon will it be that this gets covered up…”

    As for gun control and Democrats? It is time for Democrats that are not hysterical zombies to step up to their own party and get back to the business of the constitution and out of all the lunatic fringe that they have embraced in order to use that element to gain votes. Like Pandora, they have unleashed the unpredictable and in some cases the truly viral!

    • Warmongerel says:

      All of my relatives up on the “Iron Range” of northern Minnesota love their guns, huge trucks, killing woodland creatures, tramping thorough the woods and they have the best “racial” jokes. And they all vote…Democrat. They are immune to seeing that the Democrat Party left them long ago. It’s amazing.

      Oh…and the Iron Range has been in a recession since the Carter years. Unemployment has probably not dropped below 10% in the past 30+ years. Whenever I go deer hunting, I point all of this out to them, but it’s no use. Incredible.

      • worrisome says:

        I run into that All The Time out here in California……..somewhere our citizens have lost the ability to connect the dots………Blind devotion to a political party that is off the hook

  11. Since I was not feeling well and already cranky, I didn’t watch the debate. Glad to hear the Romney did well. Although, Dems and Reps are 2 sides of the same coin, we cant continue to spend at the rate we are.

    I am looking forward to the VP debates. It ought to be a hoot.

  12. A note on the potential ban of the AR-15

    Where I am the AR-15 is a restricted weapon. Any AK is a prohibited one. I’m worried that they’ll next make semi auto’s illegal, which describes my 3 favorite guns. If an “emergency” happens (like a New Orleans) and the government starts collecting guns to “prevent violence” I’ve got a plan. That plan is to give them my old Lee Enfield and pellet gun and hide the rest. To placate them rather than give them a reason to arrest me. Maybe that’s something that can be considered a prep….

    • Mike,
      Decoys are definetly a prep. Someone I know had a few older nonworking firearms in a cheap gun safe in his home. One night when no one was home except his teenage daughter and her friend four masked invaders busted in holding them at gunpoint.They aparently had been in the house before knew what they wanted and where it was, taking tools from the garage they pried open the safe stealing the guns,all of which were missing components and inoperable,. Left the hostages tied up uninjured.
      His ‘good’ weapons were in a quality safe hidden behind a false wall.
      Also it’s common practice to decoy food,water,meds,money,etc. Such as having some everyday stuff in your pantry ,and having an easily found hidden cache of food,but keeping your quality long term goods well hidden. You may even go so far as to booby trap or poison decoy food.

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  14. Well looks like Obumer’s actual inexperience showed last night and proves that he is way over his head in the present job he holds. A good “speaker” does not make a good debater, you have to actually be able to think on your feet and come up with your own coherent words. Really liked how Romney made the comment about his sons and that repeatin the same thing over and over again still does not make it true and TDL still repeated the tax cut thing quite afew more time after that, I guess TDL still thinks he does not have to listen to anyone else and that we will just believe what he says if he keeps repeating it. Still amazes me how some of TDL’s sheeple actually thought he won. Will be interesting to see how the next two debates shape up or if he will create some “red flag” reason why he can not attend the next two!!!!

  15. j.r. guerra in s. tx. says:

    We had an inkling the AR was on a future ban list, there will be more models soon.

    The debate performance – a whole lot of angry Dem politicians, who staked THEIR personal campaigns on Obama, I’m sure he is hearing from a few of them right now. Just one debate though and the Dems spinning right now is getting me dizzy – I’m just smiling and shaking my head. Like Big D, I’m anxious to see how Ryan and Biden’s debate results go. Far from KO though, but a good punch in the gut no doubt.

  16. Lol…the daisies made me think of Johnny Cash’s “Starkville Jail”, a song he wrote about being arrested in Starkville Miss. for picking flowers.

    Here’s an update to the peanut butter recall. Even includes Whole Foods. Might want to check your stored nut butters and seeds just to make sure. Salmonella ain’t fun.

    UPDATE: October 3, 2012
    There have been a number of recalls related to the expanded Sunland Inc. recall of products which include peanut butter and other products made with nuts and seeds.

  17. Soggy Prepper says:

    After watching the presidential debates last night I felt so good!!
    The word is Encouraged!!

    Finally encouraged a bit. It will wear off, but I’m enjoying the feeling for now. I agree with axelsteve that the next debate obummer will be nasty. The downside to that is Romney has tons more to bury odumbo with, like 4 years of failures! I believe it would be a mistake to try to corner Romney. Plus Romney seems to have a memory where obummer can barley speak without a teleprompter.
    Because I’m so encouraged I’m going out today to buy 25lbs of sugar, flour, salt and rice. 🙂 I’m encouraged, not stupid! lol

    I still think it’s like changing the pilot out mid-nose dive. The crash is still going to happen. Keep prepping! But with a smile!

  18. Tactical G-Ma says:

    I want an AR15 or M4 sooo bad I can taste it but life gets in the way. DD is getting married next month, then Christmas the next, then taxes and deductibles are due in January. But just in case I find a little extra cash, is Bushmaster the way to go? Anyone tried the Smith Wesson M&P?

    • Will E Styles says:

      I can not speak to the m&p but I have an AR-15 and an AR-10 both by Bushmaster and both have been great shooters, with no problems. I use pmags in both all works great. I have purchased “rebuild” kits for both so as to have a good set of spare parts but as of yet have not had to use any of the parts. Hope this helps.

    • Hehe here we go Tac G-Ma, you opened the door with that question. Let the opinions fly. I’m not a big fan of the M-4, I did like M-16A2 of all the versions I used in the military. So for my money I’ve always had good performance out of Rock River on the civilian side.

    • I have an M&P and it feels and shoots just like my M4 did (without the burst option, obviously) in the Army. Local gun shop was running a sale a few months ago and I picked it up for $750 out the door. I had to add a carry handle and sling which I picked up both at a gun show for under $100. I also picked up a case so it doesn’t scare the neighbors when I go to the range. 🙂

      • riverrider says:

        o, i like scaring the neighbors myself 🙂 i WANT them to think i’m the craziest sob in the area. sometimes i go outside at random times and let off a burst of gunfire just to shake them up(yes, i have a good backstop), but i think my new fence convinced them once and for all that i’m a nut:)

        • Unfortunately, I live in the city limits. Popping off rounds is grounds for losing them all. I don’t want them thinking they can come to me to protect them from the big bad wolf when SHTF either. Most have no skills or intestinal fortitude that will be nescessary to survive and I don’t need boat anchors. It may sound cold, but I have my own blood to protect first and foremost.

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Thank you, all for the info.

  19. riverrider says:

    omg, al gore said obama lost because he wasn’t aclimated to the denver altitude!!! their hypocricy knows no bounds. side note: the romneys ate peanut butter n jelly sandwiches last night backstage. michele had caviar and lobster. thought she was on a diet? or was it just telling us to be on a diet?

    • RR,
      she’s on the at American taxpayer expense diet. Eat the best of all you can for four years because it’s not on your dime. I bet she couldn’t stand being back stage behind the American Flag. No Michelle, it’s not “just a flag” for those of us who defended it. By the way I have the number for Two Men and a Truck which I think she’ll be needing come January.

    • Homeinsteader says:

      LOL! Sad, but still funny….and we both know she’s just telling us what to do!

  20. Cold Warrior says:

    My opinion of Mitt Romney has gotten stronger after last night.

    My wife takes a trip to Europe on business twice a year. Six months ago Spain was her favorite stop over. She just returned and says that the country is falling apart fast. Weird thing, when speaking with several people from Spain, they say that it all happened very fast and most people didn’t see it coming at all……Do they have a Spanish version of “Dancing with the Stars”, or where they all to busy watching the Bull Fights on TV?

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    • Homeinsteader says:

      ‘Do they advertise here? MD appreciates a word asking vendors to do so, if they aren’t already….

  22. mountain lady says:

    Looks like good ole California is now having a gasoline emergency. Very high prices. May be at $5./gal very soon.

    On another note, Monsanto is paying for ads trying to get us to vote no on GMO labelling. The ads are nasty, and even though the bill is not perfect, some labelling would be better than none.

  23. Barry got seriously punked! He’s gonna need the morning after pill for the rape commited on national TV.

  24. Homeinsteader says:

    Found this interesting little tidbit this a.m.; if you are in the Republic of Kalifornia, did you feel this?

    California Gas Stations Shut as Oil Refiners Ration Supplies

    Gasoline station owners in the Los Angeles area including Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) are beginning to shut pumps as the state’s oil refiners started rationing supplies and spot prices surged to a record.

    Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stopped selling gasoline on the spot, or wholesale, market in Southern California and is allocating deliveries to customers. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is also rationing fuel to U.S. West Coast terminal customers. Costco’s outlet in Simi Valley, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles, ran out of regular gasoline yesterday and was selling premium fuel at the price of regular.

    The gasoline shortage “feels like a hurricane to me, but it’s the West Coast,” Jeff Cole, Costco’s vice president of gasoline, said by telephone yesterday. “We’re obviously extremely disheartened that we are unable to do this, and we’re pulling fuel from all corners of California to fix this.”

    Spot gasoline in Los Angeles has surged $1 a gallon this week to a record $1.45 a gallon premium versus gasoline futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That’s the highest level for the fuel since at least November 2007, when Bloomberg began publishing prices there. On an outright basis, the fuel has jumped to $4.3929 a gallon.
    Prices Jump

    Gasoline at the pump gained 8.3 cents to $4.315 a gallon in California yesterday, according to, 53.1 cents more than the national average of $3.784. In Los Angeles the price was $4.347. Gasoline futures for November delivery on the Nymex rose 14.34 cents to settle at $2.9429 a gallon, after falling yesterday to a 10-week low. Retail price movements tend to lag behind those of futures.

    “Product supply in California has tightened, especially in Southern California, due to refinery outages,” Bill Day, a Valero spokesman at the company’s headquarters in San Antonio, said by e-mail.

    Exxon’s Torrance refinery is restoring operations after losing power Oct. 1. Phillips 66 (PSX) is scheduled to perform work on gasoline-making units at its two California refineries this month, two people with knowledge of the schedules said. A Chevron Corp. (CVX) pipeline that delivers crude to Northern California refineries was also shut last month due to elevated levels of chloride in the oil.
    San Francisco

    Spot California-blend gasoline, or Carbob, in San Francisco surged 30 cents to $1.40 a gallon over futures, also the highest level since at least 2007, at 4:03 p.m. New York time.

    Low-P, a gasoline station in Calabasas, California, 30 miles west of Los Angeles, stopped selling unleaded gasoline Oct. 2 and ran out of high-octane and medium-octane fuel yesterday, John Ravi, the station’s owner, said by phone yesterday. Ravi said he posted an “Out of Gasoline” sign on each pump and took down the prices outside his shop.

    “I can get gas, but it’s going to cost me $4.90 a gallon, and I can’t sell it here for $5,” Ravi said. “If you come here right now, I’ve got some diesel left. That’s all. My market is open, but no gas.”

    “We’re going to start shutting pumps Friday,” Sam Krikorian, owner of Quality Auto Repair in North Hollywood, said by phone yesterday. “Gas is costing me almost $4.75 a gallon with taxes. There’s no sense in staying open. The profit margins are so low it’s not worth it.”
    ’Squeeze is On’

    “The squeeze is on, and people are doing desperate things,” Bob van der Valk, an independent petroleum industry analyst in Terry, Montana, said by e-mail yesterday. “The mom- and-pop gas stations are having to close down from either not being able to obtain gasoline from their regular distributor or cannot afford the break-even price of almost $5 per gallon.”

    Costco is working on a plan to alert its members as gasoline runs out at the company’s stores “so customers don’t have to guess where to go,” Cole said. The company will sell whatever premium gasoline it has stored for regular gasoline prices wherever supplies run out, he said.

    “Costco is a membership warehouse club with a relationship based on trust,” he said. “We’re not delivering what the members asked us to deliver, and that’s not acceptable to us. So we’re doing whatever we can to fix it.”
    Short-Term Problem

    Van der Valk called the price surge a “a short-term problem.” Wholesale costs should start falling as Exxon’s refinery returns to normal operations and other plants finish maintenance.

    The California Independent Oil Marketers Association, a Sacramento-based group that represents wholesale and retail fuel marketers, asked the state yesterday to expedite a waiver that would allow refiners to produce and sell winter-grade fuel, Jay McKeeman, a spokesman for the association, said by telephone yesterday.

    “Everybody is concerned about what might happen,” he said. “The real question is: How long is this going to last and what can the state do?”

    California’s summer-blend fuel requirements are in effect in Southern California until Oct. 31. The Reid Vapor Pressure, or RVP, limits are lifted in other areas of the state as early as Sept. 30.

    The state Air Resources Board and Energy Commission are evaluating fuel supplies and haven’t decided on the waiver, Dave Clegern, a spokesman for the air board in Sacramento, said by e- mail.
    ‘Losing Money’

    The independent gas station owners are typically the first to run out of fuel and shut their pumps when spot prices surge because they often lack long-term contracts to buy from fuel suppliers at set prices, McKeeman said.

    Jim Li said yesterday that he may stop selling gasoline at his independent station, Best Auto Care, in San Francisco. He’s charging $4.59 a gallon for the fuel, “and I’m still losing money,” he said.

    Wholesale prices are “going up so quick that there’s not even any margin to make any money at all,” he said by telephone.

    California-grade, or CARB, diesel in Los Angeles climbed 0.5 cent to 16.5 cents a gallon above heating oil futures on the Nymex. The fuel in San Francisco was unchanged at a premium of 17 cents a gallon versus futures.

    Jet fuel in Los Angeles increased 0.37 cent to a premium of 11.25 cents a gallon against futures, the highest since Sept. 19.

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