Explosion of Domestic Paramilitary Mini-Drone Use Imminent

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Police UAV Mini-Drone

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When most Americans think of drones, they think of the government’s targeted killing of Al Qaeda operatives overseas.

Lately, the debate in Washington has been over the killing of Americans, like U.S-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was taken out by the CIA in September 2011. Pressed on the program by Congress, CIA director nominee John Brennan recently told lawmakers “this administration has not carried out drone strikes inside the United States and has no intention of doing so.”

But despite that pledge, there is every intention to expand the use of so-called mini-drones inside the U.S. Used mostly by local police and first responders, the Federal Aviation Administration has already granted 327 licenses, and it projects as many as 10,000 licensed systems by 2017.

“It’s really just an extra tool in the tool kit for first responders to use, and it’s more affordable than a lot of the manned assets that are out there,” said Gretchen West, executive vice president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

West says most of these drones are small, about 20 pounds or less. They cannot be armed. They cost between $10,000 and $50,000, with typical flight times of about an hour or less.

“They would use them for specific missions such as finding a lost person or a missing child that’s lost in the woods, or for monitoring traffic, or potentially for crowd control. In the meantime, the firefighting community would be interested in using these to fly them over a fire and identify hotspots.”

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But Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, said the constitutional issues are compelling. “They become a tool for generalized mass surveillance by the government,” he said.

Stanley warns of the potential for a tsunami of drones, cluttering a kind of digital wild West where the law is easily being outpaced by technology.

“There is some case law about aerial surveillance, but it’s not necessarily encouraging when it comes to protecting privacy. For example, the Supreme Court ruled that the police can look into your backyard even if you have a high fence, with no warrant. You have no 4th amendment protection there,” he said.

And this, according to Stanley, explains the move locally to establish rules. “That’s why we are seeing state legislatures all around the country propose and move forward on drone legislation — get some regulations in place. That’s why we’ve seen legislation in Congress.”

With Congress now requiring the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into the already crowded public airspace, the drone debate hasn’t begun to address the conundrum of private users, which was made plain during a House hearing in January.

“What are we seeing also from the hobbyist world — are they running ahead of us heading towards a dangerous conflict?” asked David Schweikert, R-Ariz. “What’s going on there and are we about to see a clash of cultures of people going off on their own?”

Dr. Gerald Dilingham with the Government Accountability Office said this was new territory. “It is a different world, and how they are going to come together is to be determined,” he said.

Given the significant privacy issues, the Department of Homeland Security has only now set up a working group to study the impact of government UAVs on civil liberties, civil rights, legal and other policy issues.

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Cites & Sources: Catherine Herridge, FoxNews.com

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Is H.R. 226 the Final Warning Shot Over the Bow of Our Armed Republic?

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Destruction of Firearms After British Nationwide Confiscation 

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To those paying proper attention, this bill may just represent the final “warning shot over the bow” preceeding a full-blown mandatory federal firearms confiscation.

On January 13, 2013, H.R. 226, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The bill will amend the 1986 IRS code and allow a credit if taxpayers “surrender” their guns to the government.

Cited as the “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act,” the proposed legislation represents another effort to convince citizens that they must voluntarily turn in their guns as a civic duty and to do their part to reduce “gun violence” and protect children, as Obama has stated publicly.

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Obama Gun Confiscation - DHS 450 Million Round Ammo Purchase

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The bill is yet more evidence that federal and state governments are now pulling out all stops short of door-to-door confiscation in their coordinated effort to disarm the American people.

Strikingly honest language included in the legislation specifies that the bill is part of the government’s “program to reduce the number of privately-owned weapons”. In short, a program to disarm the American people.

The bill contains an exhaustive list of so-called “assault weapons” that will garner a $2,000 tax credit when redeemed, including the much-demonized Bushmaster AR-15 allegedly used in the Newtown Sandy Hook massacre.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means on January 14, 2013.

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The inclusion of the IRS in the government’s attempt to grab guns is especially foreboding considering its effort to act as an Obamacare compliance enforcer. In July, a revelation was made by Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that the tax agency planned to hire up to 16,500 new agents.

American taxpayers must reject such cynical enticements and stand together and support the Second Amendment against all attacks by Obama and Congress.

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IRS Agent Smith

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The latest foray against the Second Amendment and the founding principles of the republic commenced soon after the Sandy Hook incident on December 15 when California Democrat senator Dianne Feinstein exploited the tragedy to call for an attack on America’s “gun culture.”

“I hope and trust that in the next session of Congress there will be sustained and thoughtful debate about America’s gun culture and our responsibility to prevent more loss of life,” Feinstein said. “I will do another assault weapons ban.”

New York governor Andrew Cuomo jumped on the anti-Second Amendment bandwagon a few days later, on December 21, and proposed gun confiscation in the state. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option,” Cuomo said. He was egged-on by notorious gun-grabber advocate and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also demanded Obama use unconstitutional executive actions against the Second Amendment.

On December 30, Feinstein said America needs to “bite the bullet” and restrict the gun rights of Americans following comments by president Obama that he would support draconian legislation aimed at the Second Amendment.

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Obama Gun Confiscation Poster

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Over the next two weeks, the establishment media launched an intense anti-Second Amendment campaign and produced corporate polls in favor of “common sense” gun bans, and a flurry of pro and con pundits and commentators debated the finer points of stripping Americans of their right to own firearms.

On December 16, Obama and Joe Biden went on national television accompanied by a gaggle of children and pushed the federal government’s anti-Second Amendment agenda. Obama brazenly signed a number of unconstitutional executive actions during the performance instructing the government to roll back the Second Amendment.

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Obama Unconstitutional Gun Control Executive Orders

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Bill Summary & Status
113th Congress (2013 – 2014)
H.R.226

Latest Title: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act

Sponsor: Rep DeLauro,Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 1/14/2013)

Cosponsors (9):

Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] – 1/21/2013
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 2/15/2013
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 1/21/2013
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] – 1/21/2013
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 1/14/2013
Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] – 2/6/2013
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 1/23/2013
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 2/6/2013
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-38] – 2/15/2013

Latest Major Action: 1/14/2013 — Referred to House committee.

Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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Full Text: H.R.226 [113th Congress]

 

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (01/13/2013)

There is one version of the bill.

[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 226 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 226

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against 
      tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.

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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 14, 2013

  Ms. DeLauro (for herself and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following 
      bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against 
      tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Support Assault Firearms Elimination 
and Reduction for our Streets Act''.

SEC. 2. ASSAULT WEAPON TURN-IN CREDIT.

    (a) In General.--Subpart A of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting before 
section 26 the following new section:

``SEC. 25E. ASSAULT WEAPON TURN-IN CREDIT.

    ``(a) Allowance of Credit.--
            ``(1) In general.--In the case of an individual who 
        surrenders a specified assault weapon to the United States or a 
        State or local government (or political subdivision thereof) as 
        part of a Federal, State, or local public safety program to 
        reduce the number of privately owned weapons, on the election 
        of the taxpayer there shall be allowed as a credit against the 
        tax imposed by this chapter an amount equal to $2,000.
            ``(2) Year credit allowed.--The amount of the credit under 
        paragraph (1) shall be allowed \1/2\ for the taxable year 
        during which the assault weapon was so surrendered and \1/2\ in 
        the next taxable year.
    ``(b) Special Rules.--
            ``(1) Weapon must be lawfully possessed.--No credit shall 
        be allowed under subsection (a) with respect to any specified 
        assault weapon not lawfully possessed by the taxpayer at the 
        time the weapon is surrendered.
            ``(2) Substantiation requirement.--No credit shall be 
        allowed under subsection (a) for the surrender of any specified 
        assault weapon unless the taxpayer substantiates the surrender 
        by a contemporaneous written acknowledgment of the surrender by 
        the Federal, State, or local governmental entity to which the 
        weapon is surrendered.
            ``(3) Denial of double benefit.--The taxpayer may elect the 
        application of this section with respect to only 1 weapon, and 
        if such election is made for any taxable year, no deduction 
        shall be allowed under any other provision of this chapter with 
        respect to the surrender or contribution of the specified 
        assault weapon.
    ``(c) Assault Weapon.--For purposes of this section--
            ``(1) In general.--The term `specified assault weapon' 
        means any of the following:
                    ``(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates 
                thereof:
                            ``(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, 
                        MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, 
                        VEPR,
                            ``(ii) AR-10,
                            ``(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite 
                        M15, or Olympic Arms PCR,
                            ``(iv) AR70,
                            ``(v) Calico Liberty,
                            ``(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or 
                        Dragunov SVU,
                            ``(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, 
                        or FNC,
                            ``(viii) Hi-Point Carbine,
                            ``(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1,
                            ``(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle,
                            ``(xi) M1 Carbine,
                            ``(xii) Saiga,
                            ``(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800,
                            ``(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine,
                            ``(xv) SLG 95,
                            ``(xvi) SLR 95 or 96,
                            ``(xvii) Steyr AUG,
                            ``(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14,
                            ``(xix) Tavor,
                            ``(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or 
                        Thompson 1927 Commando, or
                            ``(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil 
                        Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).
                    ``(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates 
                thereof:
                            ``(i) Calico M-110,
                            ``(ii) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3,
                            ``(iii) Olympic Arms OA,
                            ``(iv) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or 
                        AB-10, or
                            ``(v) Uzi.
                    ``(C) The following shotguns or copies or 
                duplicates thereof:
                            ``(i) Armscor 30 BG,
                            ``(ii) SPAS 12 or LAW 12,
                            ``(iii) Striker 12, or
                            ``(iv) Streetsweeper.
                    ``(D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to 
                accept a detachable magazine, and that has--
                            ``(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
                            ``(ii) a threaded barrel,
                            ``(iii) a pistol grip,
                            ``(iv) a forward grip, or
                            ``(v) a barrel shroud.
                    ``(E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a 
                semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the 
                capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
                    ``(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to an attached 
                tubular device designed to accept, and capable of 
                operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.
                    ``(F) A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability 
                to accept a detachable magazine, and has--
                            ``(i) a second pistol grip,
                            ``(ii) a threaded barrel,
                            ``(iii) a barrel shroud, or
                            ``(iv) the capacity to accept a detachable 
                        magazine at a location outside of the pistol 
                        grip.
                    ``(G) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine 
                that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
                    ``(H) A semiautomatic shotgun that has--
                            ``(i) a folding or telescoping stock,
                            ``(ii) a pistol grip,
                            ``(iii) the ability to accept a detachable 
                        magazine, or
                            ``(iv) a fixed magazine capacity of more 
                        than 5 rounds.
                    ``(I) A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
                    ``(J) A frame or receiver that is identical to, or 
                based substantially on the frame or receiver of, a 
                firearm described in any of subparagraphs (A) through 
                (I) or (L).
                    ``(K) A conversion kit.
                    ``(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally 
                designed for military or law enforcement use, or a 
                firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is 
                not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as 
                determined by the Attorney General. In making the 
                determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption 
                that a firearm procured for use by the United States 
                military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not 
                particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a 
                firearm shall not be determined to be particularly 
                suitable for sporting purposes solely because the 
                firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.
            ``(2) Related definitions.--
                    ``(A) Barrel shroud.--The term `barrel shroud' 
                means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or 
                completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that 
                the shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat 
                generated by the barrel, but does not include a slide 
                that encloses the barrel, and does not include an 
                extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel 
                which does not encircle or substantially encircle the 
                barrel.
                    ``(B) Conversion kit.--The term `conversion kit' 
                means any part or combination of parts designed and 
                intended for use in converting a firearm into a 
                semiautomatic assault weapon, and any combination of 
                parts from which a semiautomatic assault weapon can be 
                assembled if the parts are in the possession or under 
                the control of a person.
                    ``(C) Detachable magazine.--The term `detachable 
                magazine' means an ammunition feeding device that can 
                readily be inserted into a firearm.
                    ``(D) Fixed magazine.--The term `fixed magazine' 
                means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or 
                permanently attached to, a firearm.
                    ``(E) Folding or telescoping stock.--The term 
                `folding or telescoping stock' means a stock that 
                folds, telescopes, or otherwise operates to reduce the 
                length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise 
                enhances the concealability, of a firearm.
                    ``(F) Forward grip.--The term `forward grip' means 
                a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as 
                a pistol grip.
                    ``(G) Pistol grip.--The term `pistol grip' means a 
                grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic 
                that can function as a grip.
                    ``(H) Threaded barrel.--The term `threaded barrel' 
                means a feature or characteristic that is designed in 
                such a manner to allow for the attachment of a firearm 
                as defined in section 5845(a) of the National Firearms 
                Act (26 U.S.C. 5845(a)).
    ``(d) Termination.--This section shall not apply with respect to 
any weapon surrendered during a taxable year beginning more than 2 
years after the date of the enactment of the Support Assault Firearms 
Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for subpart A of 
part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 is amended by inserting before the 
item relating to section 26 the following new item:

``Sec. 25E. Assault weapon turn-in credit.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this Act shall apply to 
taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

[Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 3 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[House]
[Page H85]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]

By Ms. DELAURO:

H.R. 226.
Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following:

This bill is pursuant to Article I, Section 8, Clause I of 
the United States Constitution, which states that Congress 
shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts 
and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common 
Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all 
Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the 
United States.

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Cites & Sources: Congress.gov, the Library of Congress, Infowars.com, the Thomas Registry 

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Does the Confederate Flag Deserve the “Bad Rap” It’s Been Getting?

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Blood-Stained Confederate Flag

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It’s ridiculous to think of the confederate flag as a racial thing, but I suppose it will always be “an undying symbol of hatred and slavery for the ignorant,” as a historian once said.

It is clear that those who attack the confederate flag as a reminder of slavery are overlooking the most guilty of all reminders of American slavery: the U.S. flag.

After all, from 1641, when Massachusetts first legalized slavery, until 1865, when the confederate struggle for independence ended, slavery was a legal institution in America. The confederate flag flew for a total of 4 years out of those 224. The U.S. flag and it’s colonial predecessors flew over legalized slavery ALL of those 224 years. It was the U.S. flag that the slave first saw, and it was the U.S. flag that flew on the mast of New England slave ships as they brought their human cargo to this country.

To all those who remain undeterred at the end of all that in their quest to stygmatize the principal icon of my personal cultural heritage, I only have this to say to you:

Fuck You and Your Fucking Feelings 

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The Mysterious Murder Of Mary Mahoney

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Mary Caitrin Mahoney 

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It’s been 15 years since the murder of former White House intern Mary Caitrin Mahoney, along with two of her co-workers at a Georgetown Starbucks. And though a career criminal named Carl D. Cooper confessed to the crime, many questions still linger to this day…

On July 7, 1997, the bodies of 25 year-old Mahoney and two others, Emory Allen Evans (also age 25) and Aaron David Goodrich (age 18) were all found in the cold storage room by the morning crew at the Starbucks Coffee shop where Mahoney worked as a night manager. All had been shot to death.

Evans and Goodrich also worked at the Starbucks, located in the relatively low crime area of Burleith, north of Georgetown in DC. The store was not robbed.  One local radio stationed reported that all three were shot in the head but that one body was riddled with bullets.

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Mary Mahoney's Body Removed from Georgetown Starbucks

Mahoney’s body is removed from the Georgetown Starbuck’s crime scene

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It happened in the days following Matt Drudge’s initial leaks of Michael Isikoff’s report on alleged Clinton sexual dalliances, which eventually led to the Lewinsky scandal. Also at the time, another former employer of Ms. Mahoney’s, Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, was under scrutiny for an alledged pay-off involving a satellite telephone system.

Ms. Mahoney had recently fired an employee she suspected of taking money from the till. Nevertheless, some researchers added this murder to the statistically-anomalous list of deaths associated with the Clinton administration.

After a controversial delay, police ran DNA tests on the sneakers of their one suspect in the Mahoney murder, the disgruntled employee, but could not connect them to the crime. In December, three men were arrested for a related murder — that of an informant assisting police in the Starbucks case.

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Carl D. Cooper - Mugshot

Carl D. Cooper confessed to the crime, was convicted and sentenced to life

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For two years, working only on a tip from a caller into America’s Most Wanted, police pursued one Carl D. Cooper, but never had enough evidence to make a case against him. That is, until he confessed after a 54-hour interrogation. He later recanted the confession.

Eventually, Cooper was found guilty on nearly 50 counts which included several charges of racketeering, robbery, and the Starbucks murders. The Washington Post reported during his trial that Cooper told FBI agents: “I swear on my father’s grave and my son’s life that I didn’t do Starbucks.”

Cooper‘s attorney Steven Kirsch told US District Court Judge Joyce Hens Green: “No matter how many times Mr. Cooper denied his involvement, they kept pressuring him. They kept pressuring him until they got what they wanted.”

Cooper is now serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison.

Despite the conviction, many are not convinced that the murders were the result of a botched robbery, as Cooper reportedly told police. Though Cooper has also claimed he did not act alone, and was only a lookout, no one else has ever been charged or even considered as a suspect in the murders.

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Mary Mahoney Murder - Georgetown Starbucks Crime Scene Photo

Official crime scene photo shows the interior of the Georgetown Starbucks

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The following strange circumstances were discovered around the murder scene:

1)  The store’s doors had been locked from the outside, as if the night crew had locked them before leaving the night before, as they did every night. Apparently, the assailant(s) locked up behind them after committing the murders.

2)  Nothing in the store was out of place. Though there were thousands of dollars in cash on hand, not one dime had been taken from the day’s receipts. This fact would seem to rule-out a robbery.

3)  Despite being located in the densely populated Georgetown neighborhood, no one heard the shots. This fact suggests the assailant(s) used a silencer which would point to a professional hit.

4)  While all three of the Starbucks employees had been shot, the former intern Mahoney was shot five times, once in the back of the head.

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Bill Clinton

Apparently Clinton saw any female in his orbit as fair game for sexual predation

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Mahoney worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, and worked as an intern during Clinton’s first term, arranging tours of the White House. She left the White House in 1995 and took a job at the Georgetown Starbucks as an assistant manager. Another intern, Monica Lewinsky, reportedly frequented the store and became friendly with Mahoney.

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Paula Jones Penthouse Spread

The first to come forward, Paula Jones was one of the winners who got paid

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Mahoney’s execution-style killing occurred amid the pre-trial media coverage of the Paula Jones lawsuit against Clinton, and only three days after Mike Isikoff of Newsweek announced that a “former White House staffer” was coming-out with her story of being sexually harassed while working for Bill Clinton.

As it turned out, Isikoff was talking about Kathleen Willey, but given the number of women with whom Clinton had approached for sex, it could have been a host of women.

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Kathleen Willey

Kathleen Willey says Bill Clinton sexually harassed her and killed her husband

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Author David M. Hoffman, spent a year investigating Mary Mahoney’s murder, and told Globe Magazine columnist Tom Kuncl that her murder came only three days after Lewinsky told the president that she was going to tell her parents about the relationship. Lewinsky said that Clinton had a violent reaction to this news, informing her: “It’s a crime to threaten the President.”

The Starr Report confirmed this account.

Hoffman said: “Monica took the threat seriously, telling Linda Tripp that she feared for both their lives if her affair with Clinton ever became public.”

Lewinsky apparently told many of her friends: “I don’t want to wind up like Caity Mahoney.”

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Time Cover - Monica Lewinski

But Lewinsky’s fate couldn’t be further removed from Mahoney’s in the end

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Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton

Instead of a bullet to the back of the head she got a high-dollar book deal

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Monica Lewinski Posing Semi-Nude in Black Lingerie

Then came the talk-show circuit, modeling assignments, and her own TV show

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Hoffman also claims that Mahoney knew a great deal about Clinton’s sexual appetite and the number of interns the president approached for sex went far beyond his affair with Lewinsky.

Hoffman told the Globe: “For many months, Mary, an outspoken lesbian and good-hearted den mother for other young White House interns, had been listening to tearful stories from them about alleged sexual passes made at them by Bill Clinton. She’d begun to tell others she planned to do something to help them.”

To this day, many questions surrounding the murder of Mary Mahoney remain unanswered, and given the history of Washington scandals and cover-ups, those questions are likely to stay that way.

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Mary Catherine Mahoney

Mary Caitrin Mahoney

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Fatal Relations

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A Localized Pandemic of Suicides, Transportation Fatalities, Apparent Heart Attacks, and Outright Murders — Known Body Count: 47  

Were these unfortunate souls who met premature and typically brutal ends able to speak to us today, the one thing they might all possibly agree upon if nothing else, is that with friends like the Clintons, you aren’t ever going to have to worry about needing any enemies for the rest of your (dramatically-shortened) lifetime.

They might say that.

You know, it gets your attention when the concept of high-level insiders and others who intimately surrounded these people dropping like flies wherever they went is introduced, and a handful of names are bantered about. But when all of the relevant cards are turned up and laid out in a row on the table before us, that we might truly take in the big picture in a concise and all-encompassing way, the impact is no less than stunning.   

Below you will find an archive of deaths that were somehow tied either directly or indirectly to the Clintons and which occurred during a time frame spanning from the late eighties to the late nineties.

Bear in mind this list may not be inclusive. Archive from: Weird Stuff, But Then Isn’t Life?  located at Through the Eyes of This Calvinist.

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1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 – Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller commited suicide.

5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.

7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..

11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.

13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.

14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.

15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.

19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.

23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

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 The Following Persons Had Information on the Ives/Henry Case

28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.

3 2 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.

33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

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 The Following Clinton Bodyguards Are Dead

36 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

37 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds

38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley

39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel

40 – Major General William Robertson

41 – Col. William Densberger

42 – Col. Robert Kelly

43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes

44 – Steve Willis

45 – Robert Williams

46 – Conway LeBleu

47 – Todd McKeehan

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DHS Fesses-Up to 1.6 Billion Round Ammo Buy: “Get Over It”

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Napolitano - DHS Ammunition Purchase Orders 

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From: Vos Iz Neias

DHS Talks Back

Online rumors about a big government munitions purchase are true. The Homeland Security Department wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them — roughly the equivalent of five bullets for every person in the United States — for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.

Published federal notices about the ammo buy have agitated conspiracy theorists since the fall. That’s when conservative radio host Alex Jones spoke of an “arms race against the American people” and said the government was “gearing up for total collapse, they’re gearing up for huge wars.”

The government’s explanation is much less sinister.

Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as “strategic sourcing contracts,” which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.

Dixon said one of the contracts would allow Homeland Security to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammunition over the next five years for its training facilities. The rounds are used for basic and advanced law enforcement training for federal law enforcement agencies under the department’s umbrella. The facilities also offer firearms training to tens of thousands of federal law enforcement officers. More than 90 federal agencies and 70,000 agents and officers used the department’s training center last year.

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The rest of the 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition would be purchased by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal government’s second largest criminal investigative agency.

ICE’s ammunition requests in the last year included:

  • 450 million rounds of .40-caliber duty ammunition
  • 40 million rounds of rifle ammunition a year for as many as five years, for a total bullet-buy of 200 million rounds
  • 176,000 rifle rounds on a separate contract
  • 25,000 blank rounds

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The Homeland Security ammo buy is not the first time the government’s bullets purchases have sparked concerns on the Internet. The same thing happened last year when the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was buying 174,000 hollow point bullets.

Jonathan L. Lasher, the agency’s assistant inspector general for external relations, said those bullets were for the Social Security inspector general’s office, which has about 295 agents who investigate Social Security fraud and other crimes.

Jones the talk show host did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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From: Before It’s News

Adding It All Up

Last March we found 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition slated for delivery to the Department of Homeland Service and its agencies.

Weeks later we found an additional request for 750 million rounds. The news wasn’t reported much, though the order forms are still floating around.

It’s not as if demand for ammunition by the DHS is terribly new. Manufacturer Wimchester posted an award to its site in 2009 agreeing to deliver 200 million rounds for the agency over five years. But if that’s accurate it’s an additional order that’s still coming in on top of the others.

Major General Jerry Curry, (Ret) offered up a good point when the 750 million order became public last fall saying that number of bullets was more than 10 times what U.S. troops used in a full year of Iraqi combat.

Now that a new Department of Homeland Security order for another 200,000 hollow point rounds has been placed, we’re curious to see what happens to that much ammunition in 12 months. Knowing that DHS trains rural, regional, and federal law enforcement at their Georgia training center, we took a look online to see what programs they have requiring so much firepower.

The Firearms Division (FAD) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center(FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia is the biggest facility of its kind in the nation and has more than 88 instructors from several federal agencies.

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Firearms Training at DHS Facility

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Main Firearms Courses Where Some of This Ammo Goes

Homeland Security offers a Rifle Training Program, and a Precision Rifle Observer Training Program (PROP) that looks like a 37 hour sniper/counter-sniper course. The bonus at PROP is any uniformed officer can take the course and receive the advanced training, since assignment to a sniper team or tactical unit is not required. No rifle or sniper training at all, in fact, is required to take this one where public servants learn to take out targets at more than 1,800 feet away.

There’s also the Reactive Shooting Instructor Training Program (RSITP), which looks like some sound practical advice for folks facing off against bad people during their workday.

The Submachine Gun Instructor Training Program (SMGITP) provides H&K MP-5s and UMP-40s, Colt M-4 SMGs, and FN P90s for testing and training. There are even two qualifications required to graduate this one. One test goes down with the H&K MP-5 the other the Colt M-4.

Finally, the Survival Shooting Training Program (SSTP) seems like a challenging 8.5 day Master course where law enforcement officers become acquainted with a variety of weaponry, techniques, and the effects of stress.

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Interesting Facts About the Firearms Division

Definitely a comprehensive program, especially the Interesting Facts About the Firearms Division  page. I’ll list them below in their entirety after I point one fact that states all the firing in the above courses, and whatever else gets expended, requires about 15 million rounds of ammunition a year.

That doesn’t make the most recent batch of 200,000 rounds seem out of line, but those billion or so rounds, seem like they could be better accounted for. Anyway, as promised — all the interesting facts about the firearms division:

1)  Firearms Division (FAD) has approximately 49 buildings that include indoor and outdoor firing ranges, offices, ammunition and weapons storage, equipment and supply storage spaces.

2)  The indoor range complex and the outdoor ranges (to include 2 outdoor ranges currently under construction) have a combined total of approximately 384 firing points for live fire training.

3)  These do not include the various scenario-based training ranges that FAD uses for tactical training.

4)  FAD has approximately 9 training ranges used for scenario-based tactical firearms training.

5)  There are approximately 150 staff members assigned to the Firearms Division including managers, support personnel and instructors.

6)  The instructor cadre consists of former law enforcement and/or military personnel who now work for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and current law enforcement personnel detailed from many of the agencies who participate in training conducted at the FLETC.

7)  Training requires the use of approximately 15 million rounds of ammunition annually.

8)  The ammunition includes lead projectiles and reduced hazard (environmentally friendly) ammunition.

9)  The reduced hazard ammunition accounts for approximately 70 percent of the ammunition expended for training.

10)  FAD offers 8 advanced firearms training programs. These programs are open to Federal, state and municipal law enforcement personnel. Some international law enforcement personnel attend these programs when they are sponsored by one of the Federal partner agencies.

11)  FAD offers approximately 120 firearms courses. Many of these are contained in FLETC basic, agency basic and advanced law enforcement training programs.

12)  FAD conducts advanced export training (off site) at other federal, state and municipal facilities around+ the country on an as-needed basis.

** Signing off the DHS FLETC home page I noticed a small banner at the bottom right stating firearms training requires about 20 million rounds annually. Even using this higher number as the sum total of all federal training expenditures in terms of ammunition, at 1.6 billion rounds, DHS should have all its bases covered for the next 80 years.

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DHS “450 Million Round” Ammunition Order – Full Uncensored & Unedited Text

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DHS Ammunition Orders

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Now you can read, print-out, or download an uncensored and unedited official copy of the 91-page DHS Bid Solicitation Number: HSFLGL-12-B-00003, dated 7/18/2012, right here on Little Dixie Dynamite.

This is the source material for all the buzz surrounding the Department of Homeland Security’s 450,000,000 round small-arms ammunition order. The source of this copy was GovTrack.com.

It’s all laid out for you here so you can perform your own research and verification. Just click on the link provided below to acquire the documents in .pdf file format. The download is 4.59 MB. A PDF reader such as Adobe Reader is required to view the documents.

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