Here’s the thing, and it’s a tiny thing I know. Nowhere in the cited material does it specify “the original 13 states”. Just because the courts have allowed the violation of the document as written, does not legitimize the abuse. At some point, citizens have to demand that the government operate within it’s documented restrictions. Past lawlessness does not legitimize present lawlessness.
 February 5, 2015 at 5:37pm
Depleted uranium is not hard, it’s dense. I know the difference is lost on some, but basically it’s the difference between being hit by a nerf ball and a cannon ball of the same size and shape launched at the same velocity.
February 5, 2015 at 1:31pm
Running away is almost always exactly the wrong thing to do he confronted by an aggressive dog. They are chaser stock predators, running identifies you as prey. Running raises the odds of a bitten calf, thigh, ankle, or posterior astronomically, if they are not big enough to just outright tackle you by a leap to the mid back. Please don’t run.
 February 2, 2015 at 5:51pm
I *Have* to get a piece of this action. Hard to find anything more than a 200 meter safe zone here in SE Arkansas.
 February 2, 2015 at 4:04pm
LS, I’m a 5 foot 2 inch 160 pound 52 year old Marine Veteran. I have the good sense and grasp of tactics to understand that no level of training and experience is going to allow me to trade punches with a 6 foot something 200 plus pound 20 something year old intent on harming me or those I love. My German Shepherds even the scale somewhat, but, for a real force multiplier that will allow me to survive ill intent while protecting those I love (including the aforementioned GSDs), I need to resort to some form of weapon. A firearm is the preferred weapon of choice. Nothing quite says “Stuff just got real” than racking the slide on a shotgun. That alone will cause most situations to de-escalate in microseconds. If it does not cause the situation to calm, the fellow is probably at the point in his life that he needs some gunpowder assisted therapy.
This is as close as I could find. Looks like urban myth. Happens even on the side that holds factual truth and evidence in high regard occasionally. I’m guessing misinformed or mistaken rather than prevarication. Of course the story could just have been buried, but I try not to be of that conspiratorial bent mentally.
February 2, 2015 at 3:30pm
The purposes and conditions that allow the Federal Government to own land are clearly delineated. If the state legislature did not consent, and there is not forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings built there, they are unlawfully holding the land.
Enclave Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 8, clause 17 authorizes Congress to purchase, own and control land within the boundary of a state, it is very specific and limiting as to what type of lands the federal government can own and control within a given state. It also leaves no doubt that the state legislature has to relinquish control of those lands. The relevant portion of the Enclave clause reads:
Congress may exercise exclusive legislative “authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;”
I don’t know the specific history of federal land in Colorado, but if it’s anything like Nevada, then the federal government probably held title to unclaimed lands in the territory when it was purchased from Mexico as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Some sort of agreement regarding disposition and ceding of those unclaimed sections likely was part of the admission to statehood, which inhabitants of the territory voted for.
That only applies to the original 13 states. The Supreme Court has upheld the government's right to own land time and time again. Also, every western state has a clause in their constitutions ceding all the unincorporated land to the federal gov't. Bundy didn't have a legal leg to stand on, and either does this guy. At least they're trying to work with him.
January 21, 2015 at 6:22pm
Just take in a copy of “Atlas Shrugged” and start reading it behind him.
January 21, 2015 at 6:20pm
Saint Andrew’s Cross. Interestingly enough, I think it’s still the only ensign in the Western Hemisphere based on an overtly Christian symbol.
 January 19, 2015 at 8:51pm
Bryan, I know it’s not “Christian” of me, but there are certain people that, due to actions or attitudes I quietly hope never come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Those who abuse animals are among those I will have trouble mourning come Revelations 20. That said, I currently have 12 dogs, 7 of whom are GSD, my largest male is about 90 pounds, I call BS on 200 pound GSD.
 December 27, 2014 at 10:15am
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” When you call yourself “King Yashua” (King Jesus) you have told me *exactly* who you are working for. It ain’t Him.
August 29, 2014 at 6:48pm
Some of us in Arkansas even thought Chelsea was such a calculation.
 August 18, 2014 at 8:03pm
Well, to be clear, he *hit* six times. There may have been as many as sixteen rounds down range (one having been discharged in the vehicle) assuming no magazine change. High stress shooting with a short sight radius does not generally yield high hit percentages. Given the historical record, even if the last round fired was the last round in a 17 round mag, this officer shot well under duress.
 July 30, 2014 at 10:56pm
SB, in current common usage in the context, the word “next” clearly implies it happened before.
 July 30, 2014 at 10:49pm
James you do know that the verdict was not “this event did not happen” but ” yes Mr. Ventura you were damaged by the telling”? The truth of the matter was irrelevant. Normally celebrities eschew the ability to litigate this sort of thing by virtue of being public figures, I’m not sure why the judge allowed it in this case.
 July 23, 2014 at 7:44pm
I dunno, they ate Jezebel, they can’t be all bad.
 July 20, 2014 at 10:41am
It’s a call back to the old Hebrew tradition that the Name of God was so holy as to be unutterable. In translation practice, the scribes would behave as follows when encountering the Holy Name: “Each time the scribe came across the Hebrew word for God, he had to wipe his pen clean. When he came across the NAME of God, Jehovah (YHWH), he had to wash his whole body before he could write it.” In modern Judaism, and in some circles of Christianity, it manifests in transcribing it as “G_d”.
 July 18, 2014 at 6:24pm
“God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
March 29, 2014 at 7:14pm
“The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Onesimus, very well said.
It's too bad most people forget that when it comes to something they want criminalized, like hunting or wearing fur.
March 14, 2014 at 3:27pm
“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
— Benjamin Franklin