March 2, 2014


The National Rifle Association claims it has obtained a Justice Department memo that notes President Obama’s gun control initiatives would be ineffective without seizing citizens' assault rifles and requiring a federal gun registration.

It's not clear how the NRA obtained a memo under the name of one of the Justice Department's leading crime researchers, but its authenticity has not neither been challenged by the White House nor Justice Department.

The NRA is using the memo in advertisements, zeroing in on the statement claiming that the success of universal background checks would depend on “requiring gun registration” and that gun buybacks would not work “unless massive and coupled with a ban.”

The memo also says that requiring background checks for gun purchases would not be enough to address gun violence and that it could lead to more unlawful weapons sales among those not able to pass or not willing to subject themselves to a background check.

Obama has publicly assured gun owners that they would be able to keep their existing assault-style weapons and high capacity ammunition under tighter gun control legislation. However the memo, which was kept private until the NRA got hold of the document, states that exempting already possessed assault weapons wouldn't have much impact on gun violence, since so many rifles of this type are already in the hands of Americans.

In televised advertisements across 15 states, the NRA is now citing the nine-page memo as ‘proof’ that the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation.” The advertisements have caused heated discussion about the extent that the government wants to take gun control legislation.

“Still think President Obama’s proposals sound reasonable?” the NRA’s chief Washington lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, says in the ad.

But a Justice Department official told the Associated Press that the memo does not represent administration policy and that it was simply just an unfinished review of gun violence research. Publicly, Justice Department and White House officials have so far refused to answer any questions about the document.

It remains unclear if the memo represents the administration’s standpoint or future plans. But in January, White House spokesman Jay Carney promised that Obama’s gun control proposals would not take away any weapons from law-abiding Americans or require a national gun registry.

The NRA’s publication of the memo puts the Justice Department in conflict with the Obama administration’s public statements on gun control, further adding to the already-heated debate on how to address gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

While the NRA has used the memo as a warning of the administration’s plans, Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, said the memo is an analysis about gun violence that doesn’t seem to indicate any sort of legislative plans by the government. The memo includes data on the frequency of mass shootings, gun violence, and the effectiveness of current legislation.

“It doesn’t appear to be a serious discussion of gun violence prevention policy, never mind an expression of administration policy,” he told AP.

Amazing 500 yard shot with a Colt Woodsmen .22

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." -Tenth Amendment

The tenth amendment which allows states to have the right to choose stances on various issues as long as it doesn't contradict any rights listed in the Constitution, has been used to justify individual states rights to choose their state's educational models.

Since No Child Left Behind was passed, the slow crumbling of the state's right to choose has been growing. This can directly be seen in Common Core standards. Instead of local elected school boards deciding what their students learn, a group of billionaires force them to adopt their standards or face losing federal funding and for most rural schools the prospect of losing any funding is out right scary.

If the Common Core Standards are the Crown of a Tyrannical over throw of states rights, The Race To The Top scheme is the crown jewel for those who seek to control the future of our country's educational standards.

"According to Race to the Top standards almost all schools are failing. Massachusetts is the state with the best test scores, yet according to the new standards 80 percent of its schools are failing. Federal funds are no longer tied to just economic need, but also given to states or districts that win the race to the top. This is no way to level the education playing field". -The Evening Tribune
The Second Amendment has also been targeted by Common Core Standards. Many educators have noted how the spirit and text of some of the amendments has been taught incorrectly. It seems the far left is once again trying to manipulate what is taught to our children in public schools.

"Harris cites examples of Common Core textbooks and teaching assignments that have misrepresented the Second Amendment right to bear arms as limited to a “member of a militia of citizen soldiers.” “That is NOT what the Second Amendment says, nor is it what our Founders intended,” Harris pointed out in releasing a letter to legislators calling for them to support stopping or at a minimum delaying implementation of Common Core in Tennessee schools. Other Common Core lessons have instructed sixth graders to eliminate provisions of the Bill of Rights and have taught that police have the right to confiscate guns in violation of the Constitution." -Ben Swan
All freedom loving Americans should be writing, calling and protesting Common Core and should vote against any who promote it. We the people in small communities across this country know what is best for our children better than some billionaire somewhere in Washington, who hopes to create low information voters by denying them a proper education.

One of the lowest mass super-massive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy located in the middle of the spiral galaxy NGC 4178, is shown in this image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey released on October 25, 2012. An analysis of the NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory data, along with infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and radio data from the NSF's Very Large Array suggests that the black hole is near the extreme low-mass end of the super-massive black hole range. NGC 4178 is a spiral galaxy located about 55 million light years from Earth.

Galaxy super powerful black holeA team of American and Australian astronomers have discovered a new tiny yet super powerful black hole.
The black hole, named MQ1, was discovered in  a study of the nearby galaxy M83 and is the first super powered black hole to be studied.
The MQ1 is so strong that the astronomers believed the black hole was as large as its strength. In fact, MQ1 is a compact black hole, rather than a supermassive black hole.
"MQ1 is classed as a micro quasar - a black hole surrounded by a bubble of hot gas, which is heated by two jets just outside the black hole, powerfully shooting out energy in opposite directions, acting like cosmic sandblasters pushing out on the surrounding gas," said Roberto Soria, a senior researcher at Curtin University.
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