Police Unit That Spied on Muslims Is Disbanded

MUSLIMweb2-articleLargeFrom the NYTimes.com:

Potential results of the Bundy Ranch, the IRS, ObamaCare and illegal immigration, in summary:

Cruz-on-obamas-lawsIf the feds keep arbitrarily “picking and choosing” which laws they wish to enforce, the electorate is left with no other option but the same thing: picking and choosing which laws THEY wish to obey. Or not.

BZ

 

Bundy Ranch: we knew it wasn’t over

From KRNVNews4.com:

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says “it’s not over.”

Reid tells News4′s Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

Of course it’s not over; the events moved into the “public relations abortion” side of the column — a situation the feds didn’t see coming.  They’ve pulled back, yes; but simply to regroup.  Reid is correct about that.

If this turns into an actual shooting scenario, I can’t think of another setting that has the potential to turn the western United States into a powder keg, with huge ramifications for the rest of the nation.

BZ

P.S.
Why no word about this?  I suppose solar projects don’t harm or inhibit the desert tortoise, but cattle do?

 

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked; Device Smashed In SF Mission District

US-TECHNOLOGY-GOOGLE-GLASSFrom CBS KPIX 5:

by Carlos E. Castañeda

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man said he had his Google Glass snatched of his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening.

20-year-old journalist Kyle Russell, a reporter for Business Insider, said the attack happened as he was walking on the sidewalk with a colleague. A woman came up to him and yelled, “Glass!” and grabbed the device off his face and sprinted away, he said.

Russell said he chased the woman through traffic for a block before she stopped and flung the $1,500 device onto the ground, breaking it – then running away again.

Google Glass Tweet 1Let me make a statement, and let there be no mistake: good for her.  Good for the unknown woman who smashed this “man”s” privacy-invading device into the ground.

Because there has to be, there must be, consequences for the invasion of privacy of individuals in our society.

If not lawfully, then societally.

As a cop, I fully realize that anyone and everyone has a complete and full right to record whatever my actions may be in public as a result of my response to various calls.  And that I have no lawful ability to stop said persons from recording my reactions and my events.  That much is certain.

On the other hand, cops are now wearing body and eye cams, as well as implementing LPR technologies.

Fine.  Monitor me as I take a dump at work.  You want to see that, you are welcome to it.

But my off duty time is my off duty time.  And the first person that I see in a bar or in a restaurant or in line awaiting service for something/anything or recording “casually” my life on Google Glass will be rewarded with an unfortunate result.

My private life does not exist as an entertainment value for someone else, to be immured for infinity on a hard drive or the internet.  I do not exist for your “amusement” or for your pleasure or for your diversion.

Meaning: if I see you recording me in a private venue via Google Glass, things won’t go well.  For you, I mean.

And clearly I’m not alone.

BZ

 

The Nevada incident: shakedowns and tortoises

One small question for BLM: since 1993 and since Mr Bundy has grazed cows on the aforementioned property involving 160,000 acres, how is it that the tortoise species hasn’t been entirely wiped out and eliminated due to the torturous trampling of those evil methane-producing cows?

How is it the tortoise even exists on the property at all — since the government is killing this tortoise in another area of Nevada?

Moreover, where is Harry Reid on the issue?  He is, don’t you find, remarkably and shockingly silent on the issue.  I wonder why that might be?

BZ