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Monday
Sep292014

Where is the National Media Outrage?

The leftist liberal fascist media would make me LOL if they weren’t so dangerous.  When are the Sheeple going to wake up? Progressives are the most dangerous people in America!

Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday.

 

 

Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22, and Michael D. Baker, 19, all face first-degree murder charges in the death of Antonio Smith, McCarthy said. Police didn’t immediately release the name of the fourth suspect.

Allmon, Williams and Baker were allegedly driving around looking for rival gang members on Aug. 20. Allmon was handed a gun by Williams and ordered to shoot two men they came across, McCarthy said.

“As Allmon approached his intended targets on foot, he came across Antonio Smith in a rear yard of a residence,’” McCarthy said. “Believing that Antonio Smith was yelling a warning to his intended victims, Allmon shot Antonio Smith multiple times, wounding him fatally.”

The boy was shot at least four times — killed not far from where he lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

Shortly after the shooting, the boy’s mother, Brandi Murry, said her son left home after she answered “no” when he asked for a cupcake. About an hour later, he was being taken to a hospital with gunshots to the chest.

Allmon allegedly dropped the .380-caliber handgun in a nearby sewer as he fled the shooting scene, authorities said. It was recovered by investigators Thursday.

The same handgun has been traced to two other shootings this year, including another fatal one, McCarthy said.

“Unfortunately this tragic murder is yet one more example of the strife being caused by gangs and guns in our community,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy emphasized the boy and members of his family have no street gang affiliation.

It wasn’t immediately known if the suspects have attorneys.

McCarthy said Allmon had been arrested in 2012 on a gun charge, convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 3½ years in prison the following year. Allmon was released just weeks before the boy’s death.

 

Tuesday
Sep232014

iPhone 6 Plus - Bonzer Smart Phone

I’m getting old, and my eyes are getting worse. The iPhone 6 Plus is a jumbo smartphone with a 5.5-inch diagonal display.  I really like this phone.

For people who prefer huge smartphones, Apple is now in play.From left: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

 iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus is a novelty, because Apple has never made a smartphone this size before; but it’s also not new at all, because electronics makers like Samsung and LG already offer phones this big. These phones are, in fact, already popular with Android users. 

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The iPhone 6 Plus, which arrived on Sept. 19, starts at $299 with a two-year wireless contract. The 64 gigabyte and 128GB models cost $399 and $499, respectively, and the unsubsidized prices for the phone range from $749 to $949.

If you’re wavering between the larger iPhone 6 Plus and the “regular” iPhone 6 — which are both larger than earlier iPhones, and have the same powerful A8 chipset — then you’ll want to read Walt Mossberg’s full review here. (You should also read Katie Boehret’s column on iOS 8, and Bonnie Cha’s keyboard review here.)

What I can tell you about 6 Plus is how it feels, and where it fits on me.

First off, the iPhone 6 Plus is easy on the eyes, in more ways than one. I have the silver/white model; it’s also available in space gray/black and gold/white. Its anodized aluminum back is cool to the touch. I can hold and operate the phone with in one hand.  The curved edges feel smooth against my palm.  Size does matter and 5.5 inches my new minimum standard for a Bonzer smart phone.

iPhone 6 Plus compared with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3

Phone 6 Plus compared with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3

The iPhone 6 Plus’s Retina-display resolution is actually not as high, nor its pixel density as great, as some of its competitors. But the display still looks clear and bright. (I’m not convinced that the average human eyeball can really detect much of a difference in PPI past a certain point.)

As with the iPhone 6, there are now two display modes — Standard and Zoom – and the ability to adjust text size. This means that I was able to wake up in the morning, grab my phone and see messages and emails, without reading glasses.

Both new iPhones now work in landscape mode, but one difference between the two is that landscape mode in the iPhone 6 Plus is a little more tablet-like. So when I held the phone horizontally and opened Messages, I could see my list of recent messages on the left and a dialogue box on the right. Same with Mail. And the virtual keyboard shows extra keys.

Another small difference between the two is that the iPhone 6 Plus has better image stabilization in its 8-megapixel rear camera. Apple claims its sensor-and-software combo help capture better pictures when either you or your subject is moving. It also allows the exposure to remain open for longer in low-light settings, and not have the photo come out totally blurry.

Oh, and if, like me, you rarely get a full day out of your current iPhone’s battery, this might excite you: In my tests, which involved setting the display brightness to 50 percent and cycling through my regular routine of apps and phone calls, the iPhone 6 Plus would last from early one morning until evening the following day. 

To that note, I barely used my tablet while I was testing this phone. Instead, I used the 6 Plus to watch videos and read in bed at night. Draw whatever conclusions you want from this about the possible convergence of large-screen phones and mini-tablets.

There is a downside to a phone this big.

It doesn’t fit well in some pockets. I usually wear button up “fishing” shirts with both velcro front pockets and a zipper front pocket.  The 6 Plus fits comfortibly in either of these front pockets.  Though it’s 30 grams heavier than my old 4s, I have not noticed the weight or size difference. 

It also fits easily in men’s cargo pants pockets.  I would’t put my iPhone 4s in my jeans pockets, and I don’t have any plans to squeeze the 6 Plus in there.  Of course, the 6 Plus fits easily in men’s suit coats and womens purses. 

Going from the 4s to the 6 Plus is a BIG deal and I’m very happy with my decsion.  Take a look at both the 6 and the 6 Plus, which though on back order, are available for hands on review at the Apple Store and other retail outlets.

The iPhone 6 Plus is big but not too big IMHO. it feels sleek. It also carries the cachet of being a “big iPhone” — I’ve already had people take notice of it at both Dunkin Donuts, Walmart and Costco.  

Verizon LTE is free on both the 6 and the 6 Plus.  So far, it screams in the DFW metroplex.

 

Monday
Sep222014

Home Invasion Survivors Sue to Overturn U.S. Territory Gun Ban

A Navy veteran and his wife are suing the government of the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands to force the territory to repeal its ban on handguns.

The suit, brought by David J. Radich and his wife, Li-Rong, is challenging the commonwealth government’s anti-gun policies, particularly its total ban on handguns and refusal to issue permits for long arms. This comes after the couple suffered from a home invasion that left Li-Rong severely injured. Following the attack, the Radich couple filed for Weapons Identification Cards with the CNMI Department of Public Safety in July 2013, required to own one of the few long guns allowed in the territory.

However, with their WICs still in limbo, the couple filed suit Sept. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Marianas Islands, claiming their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights are in violation.

“The ban on handgun possession contained in 6 CMC §2222 (e), on its face and as applied, violates the Plaintiffs ‘individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense as secured by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” contends the suit.

The action, filed against James C. Deleon Guerrero in his capacity as the commissioner for the CNMI Department of Public Safety, asks that the court issue injunctions against the territory, with a population of some 53,000, from banning handguns and concealed carry permits and requiring ‘good cause’ for the issuing of permits for long arms.

The Mariana Islands, whose population lives primarily on the island of Saipan, has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. While people born there are U.S. citizens, the official currency is the dollar, and they have a representative in Congress, the little-known slice of America enjoys few of the gun rights that those in the rest of the county do.

As Second Amendment scholar, Eugene Volokh noted in his column this week, the CNMI is possibly the last U.S. jurisdiction with a total handgun ban:

“The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is part of U.S. sovereign territory. It also (1) totally bans handguns, (2) bans carrying all guns, even in the home, (3) requires licenses for long guns, which are allegedly not granted for months on end, though theoretically they are supposed to be granted within 60 days, and (4) bans all ammunition except .22 cartridges, .223 cartridges, and .410 shotgun shells,” Volokh explained.

“This case poses timely and important issues, both constitutional and practical; namely that the residents of the NMI not only have the right to defend themselves with a firearm, but also to possess the most-commonly used firearm for self-defense purposes,” David G. Sigale, from Radich’s legal team, told Guns.com Thursday. “The NMI unconstitutionally bans both of these.  The Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment protects both an individual fundamental right to self-defense, and to possess a handgun for that purpose.  We are confident the Court will agree that the NMI’s bans on these rights are unconstitutional and cannot stand.”

The Second Amendment Foundation, which has joined with the National Rifle Association’s Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund and the Hawaii Defense Foundation to help fund the suit, feels that the it has merits.

only guns on the island were left behind by the Japanese military in World War II. (Photo: Tripadvisor)

The CNMI’s firearms laws are so encompassing that some of the only guns on the island are relics left behind by the Japanese military in World War II. (Photo: Tripadvisor)

“The Second Amendment does not just apply to the continental United States and Hawaii,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb in a statement this week. “It also applies to territories under U.S. jurisdiction. The issue is a fundamental civil right, not only to possess a handgun, but also to use firearms for self-defense purposes, which is currently banned in the Northern Marianas.”

This latest push in the far flung territory can be seen as an extension of the recent federal court decisions, such as the Peruta case and the follow-on Richards and Baker cases, which went after may-issue concealed carry permitting schemes in California and Hawaii. In all of these the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over the Marianas as well, struck down state language that affected the ability of lawful gun owners to legally carry a firearm concealed.

“The NRA’s victory in the Peruta case was just the thing that Guam and some other fence-sitting jurisdictions needed to see the light. But some recalcitrant jurisdictions will also need to feel the heat through lawsuits like this new one before they come around,” Chuck Michel, the attorney who helmed Peruta told Guns.com Thursday.

With the legal writing on the wall, lawmakers in Guam, the closest U.S. territory to the Marianas, scrapped their long-standing may-issue concealed carry practice in May.

As Volokh explained, the CNMI Covenant that was ratified in 1986 and extended rights to the Marians residents expressly states that the first nine amendments to the Constitution — to include the second’s right to keep and bear arms — are applicable and could become a pivotal point in the coming legal action.

Thursday
Sep182014

Left Wing Media Controls PC Agenda - NFL in Crosshairs 🎯

From Michael Synder : END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM 

Do you remember when the NFL actually used to be about football?  The NFL has become a reflection of society at large, and it has been disgusting to watch the transformation take place.  And I am not talking about the reprehensible behavior of players such as Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.  The things that each of those men are accused of doing are absolutely horrible, and each one of them should have the opportunity to be held accountable for their actions in a court of law.  But what I am talking about is how the NFL has become a circus of political correctness.  These days, there is very little talk about what is actually happening on the field.  Rather, there is endless debate about the latest scandals and about what the proper politically-sensitive response to those scandals should be.  And of course the media just loves to add fuel to the fire.  If they can get a coach or a player to say something that is just slightly politically inappropriate that will give them the latest “breaking news” to write about.

Why can’t everyone just shut up for a while and enjoy the most beautiful sport in the entire world?

And why does a sports league have to be a platform for shoving political viewpoints and social agendas down the throats of the fans?

Now we are even being told by some “sports journalists” that we should feel bad about liking football because of the actions of a few bad apples.

For example, the following is an excerpt from Peter King’s latest article entitled “Should We Still Like Football?“…

So, should we still like football? I’ve asked myself that a few times over the past week. I think we all have. And what I’ve come to think is this: It’s a personal decision. I can’t tell you to feel better about the gutter the NFL has fallen into, or to spend your money on one more NFL jersey or hat or Red Zone channel. It has to be your decision.

If you’re revolted by Ray Rice cold-cocking his fiancée or Adrian Peterson taking a tree branch to his 4-year-old to discipline the kid or the graphic testimony in the disturbing Greg Hardy trial, and you just can’t watch one more game, don’t. It’s your call. No one can make it for you.

Is he kidding us?

I don’t know about you, but I am not going to give up my passion for a game that I have loved since I was a child just because some guy decided to hit his wife.

The players are not the game.

Rather, the truth is that the game is far, far larger than the players.

Or it should be.

When a football player breaks the law, we have a legal system to deal with that.  And football players should not be treated any differently than anyone else.  When they have done something wrong, they should pay the price.

But instead, everyone seems to want to turn the NFL into the politically correct police.  Just check out what U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the other day

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) signaled on Sunday that Congress may hold hearings on the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse in light of the Ray Rice case,  if the league does not “police” itself.

“If the NFL doesn’t police themselves, then we will be looking more into it. We will — I wouldn’t be surprised if we have hearings,” she said in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

And it just so happens that Gillibrand is strongly considering running for president in 2016 if Hillary Clinton does not run.  Some insiders are saying that if Gillibrand does run, she has a really good shot of winning the Democratic nomination.

But I digress.  Getting back to the NFL (or the No Fun League as many are calling it these days), the rules have been altered to eliminate so much physical contact that the players may as well be running around in skirts at this point.

I can understand the need to look out for player safety, but football is supposed to be a full contact sport.  If the NFL is not careful, it is going to eventually become little more than flag football.

But that is not even the worst part of what is going on.  The political correctness in the league office has become so extreme that even the slightest hint of anything non-politically correct is rapidly stamped out.

For example, the NFL recently banned advertisements from “Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products”…

Read the rest of the Article from Michael Snyder here

Monday
Sep152014

NY Times Admits "Assault Weapons Ban" Made Little Difference

On the anniversary of the so-called “federal assault weapons” ban of 1994, the New York Times published a column explaining the very term “assault weapon” is one the “Democrats created” in the 1990s to ban “a politically defined category of guns.”

Lois Beckett, a reporter who covers gun violence for ProPublica, wrote, in the piece headlined “The Assault Weapon Myth,” that despite the popularity of the ban, “even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.”

“It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year,” she wrote. “Little handguns do. In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows. The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media’s obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle. This, in turn, obscures some grim truths about who is really dying from gunshots.”

Even when the ban was enacted, the politically defined category of larger weapons figured in about 2 percent of gun crimes nationwide.

It’s a stunning admission from a media institution that still obsesses about gun violence – but it goes even further.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/n-y-times-shocker-on-assault-weapons-ban/#cmkkYM4s837Eoy3C.99