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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Safety Stand Down: Fire Starting

If you are stranded or just camping, being able to start a fire could safe your live. Here are some videos to help:

And here are some links:

Camp Fire Dude
"To Build A Fire" By Jack London

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Courageous - In Theaters September 30 - Get Your Tickets Now!

Courageous - In Theaters September 30

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Bill of Rights vs SWAT

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Bill of Rights

Follow up links below...
SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen
By John W. Whitehead June 13, 2011

... How did we allow ourselves to travel so far down the road to a police state? ...

While the frequency of SWAT operations has increased dramatically in recent years, jumping from 1,000 to 40,000 raids per year by 2001, it appears to have less to do with increases in violent crime and more to do with law enforcement bureaucracy and a police state mentality. Indeed, according to Kraska's estimates, 75-80 percent of SWAT callouts are now for mere warrant service. In some jurisdictions, SWAT teams are responsible for servicing 100 percent of all drug warrants issued. A Maryland study, conducted in the wake of a botched raid in 2008 that resulted in the mistaken detainment of Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo and the shooting deaths of his two dogs, corroborates Kraska's findings. According to the study, SWAT teams are deployed 4.5 times per day in Maryland with 94 percent of those deployments being for something as minor as serving search or arrest warrants. In the county in which the Calvo raid occurred, more than 50 percent of SWAT operations carried out were for misdemeanors or non-serious felonies. . .

What we are witnessing is an inversion of the police-civilian relationship. Rather than compelling police officers to remain within constitutional bounds as servants of the people, ordinary Americans are being placed at the mercy of law enforcement. This is what happens when paramilitary forces are used to conduct ordinary policing operations, such as executing warrants on nonviolent defendants. . .

Unfortunately, to the unsuspecting homeowner-especially in cases involving mistaken identities or wrong addresses-a raid can appear to be nothing less than a violent home invasion, with armed intruders crashing through their door. The natural reaction would be to engage in self-defense. Yet such a defensive reaction on the part of a homeowner, particularly a gun owner, will spur officers to employ lethal force.

That's exactly what happened to Jose Guerena, the young ex-Marine who was killed after a SWAT team kicked open the door of his Arizona home during a drug raid and opened fire. According to news reports, Guerena, 26 years old and the father of two young children, grabbed a gun in response to the forced invasion but never fired. In fact, the safety was still on his gun when he was killed. Police officers were not as restrained. The young Iraqi war veteran was allegedly fired upon 71 times. Guerena had no prior criminal record, and the police found nothing illegal in his home. . .

SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen
By John W. Whitehead June 13, 2011

More Follow Up:

"Gibson Guitars CEO Talks Government Overreach, Tea Party" By Napp Nazworth , Mon, Sep. 26 2011 10:15 PM EDT
"Federal marshals raided the Gibson factory on Aug. 24... Is a paperwork issue something that should trigger a SWAT team with automatic weapons? They confiscated a half a million dollars of our product, closed our factory, and put our business at risk. It's totally inappropriate."


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