Daily Archives: January 16, 2013

Putting My Money on Occupy

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO BANK VANDALISMS ON HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
Posted: January 16th, 2013 11:05 AM

On Wednesday January 16, 2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the Key Bank branch located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 3782 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on vandalism calls.

Officers arrived at both locations to find windows broken at both banks. River rocks were recovered at the scene. Key Bank sustained one broken window while Wells Fargo sustained two. No entry was made at either location.

A witness described only hearing the glass breaking and at this point there is no suspect information.

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MAIL BAG!

City: Clackamas Oregon

Comments: The only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun. If outlawing them will make guns go away, why not outlaw drugs?


Marc sends this to remind the mathematically challenged among us:

U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts: $385

Any questions? Beuller? Beuller? O’bama? O’bama?

Re: The Sheriff’s letter. Many of my pals are commenting that they would 
want to work for this guy. Many say for free. I did too. Men like this and 
Joe Arpaio are too few and far between, if you ask me.
The letter has been reposted over and over amongst the best of the SERT-type 
retirees and the best cops I knew.
Of course, we hear little from the guys still working, because they must 
keep their mouths shut in order that they may slog on in their (privately) 
individualistic and Constitution-respecting way.
I see these posts on my friend’s pages in my newsfeed and on the Portland 
Police Bureau Retired Officers group.

Steve 


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The Obama Gun Plan

Here’s the list from Slate Magazine:
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.


3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.



4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.


5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.


6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.


7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.


8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).


9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.


10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.


11. Nominate an ATF director.


12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.


13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.


14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.


15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies


16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.


17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.


18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.


19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.


20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.


21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health b
enefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

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Putting My Money on Occupy

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO BANK VANDALISMS ON HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
Posted: January 16th, 2013 11:05 AM

On Wednesday January 16, 2013, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the Key Bank branch located at 4131 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 3782 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard on vandalism calls.

Officers arrived at both locations to find windows broken at both banks. River rocks were recovered at the scene. Key Bank sustained one broken window while Wells Fargo sustained two. No entry was made at either location.

A witness described only hearing the glass breaking and at this point there is no suspect information.

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The Obama Gun Plan

Here’s the list from Slate Magazine:
1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.


3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.



4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.


5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.


6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.


7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.


8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).


9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.


10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.


11. Nominate an ATF director.


12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.


13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.


14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.


15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies


16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.


17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.


18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.


19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.


20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.


21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health b
enefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

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Mohamud Trial Day 4: Mo Mo’s Martyr Tape

Mo Mo made a martyr tape. Oh, yes, he did. While the would-be jihadi never said he wanted to be martyred, just ‘operational’ (see yesterday’s post here), the Oregon State University student, Mohamed Osman Mohamud made a tape to leave a message to his family and the world to bray about his clever plans to blow up thousands of Portlanders gathered to light “The Tree” on November 26th, 2010. His plan was to skip town after the mass murder.

The bomb didn’t go off, but Mo Mo’s plans did.

The tape was played in a sealed federal courtroom in downtown Portland this afternoon during testimony of an undercover FBI agent who was Mohamud’s “Al Qaeda” contact.

The undercover contact, “Youssef,” was asked about ways in which he and another undercover agent, “Hussein,” gave opportunity after opportunity for Mo Mo to back out, but he never did. 

“We made every attempt to scare, give him a chance to contemplate, give him a way out. He didn’t take any of them.” 

Federal prosecutor Ethan Knight led the FBI agent, “Youssef,” through a series of tasks they asked Mohamud to do to prove he was serious about  bombing Pioneer Courthouse Square. From buying parts for the bomb, figuring out where to park for the bombing, finding a storage locker and hotel room, sending emails and initiating phone conversations about operational plans, Mohamud continued to surprise the agents with his zeal for the bombing plan. The fact that Mohamud was “very, very excited” to do the bombing made the agent “very worried.”
On the 2-1/2 hour trip to test the bomb with Mohamud and fellow FBI undercover agent, “Hussein,” “Youssef” broached the idea of making a tape. He asked Mohamud if he wanted to do it, whether he wanted to do it that day or right before the bombing and what he would say.  He told him to pray to Allah for guidance because, “a bomb is a very serious matter.” “Youssef” also said he should include in the tape when Mohamud conceived of the plan and doing the tape must “come from the heart.” Youssef testified he wanted Mohamud to write down his thoughts to see if any of his answers–or his mind– would change.He agreed to do the tape.
Back at Mohamud’s apartment in Corvallis,  agents “Youssef” and “Hussein” set up a camera. Mohamud put on an red Muslim headdress and, wearing a white robe, seated himself on a prayer rug in front of white wall. He brought with him two pieces of paper. He smiled and studied what he wanted to say for a minute or so. Then he raised his head and flawlessly recited what sounded like a remonstrance to the world.
Mohamud left a message to Americans and the west saying we would “not remain safe” because the west had “invade[d] a Muslim land.” He upbraided Muslims for “living among the kaffir (the unclean–you know, us) claiming “living here is a sin” because it’s “better to be with brothers than living with the enemy [in a place] where they stop children from jihad.”
Mo Mo’s parents weren’t spared. He accused them of “making an alliance with the enemy” telling them there was “nothing you can do to hold me back.”
He told his sister to follow Allah and assured his brother that he (Mohamud) was “on the right path.”
He finished with a poem he’d written for Jihad Recollections for the “mujahadeen across the globe.” It’s quite lovely if you don’t count the part about assassinating the kaffirs and exploding people. 
Afterwards, agents told Mohamud to pray and ask Allah what he should do about the bombing. Mohamud slept on it, prayed about it and wrote in an email his dream was, “def a good sign for me,” affirming the plan was still on, the “traffic light is green 100%”
*Note to Portland media:
The bomb was not a ‘harmless’ fake. It was a weapon the bomber wanted to use to vaporize thousands of people. This was not a harmless crime.
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Oregon Lawmaker: One Nation, Under…"Love…"

I can handle one nation under a groove because it was a silly funk song back in the day, but if you’re a lawmaker and you’re leading the Pledge of Allegiance then stick to the script. But that was not to be as State Representative, Carolyn Tomei of Milwaukie led the Oregon House in the Pledge with these words,

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God  LOVE, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Oregon Catalyst blog pointed out the intentional slam to the God fearing of America here. Hear it for yourself here. 

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Guns: An Oregon Sheriff Takes On Obama Administration

And we thank him for having the intestinal fortitude to do the un PC thing in the state of Oregon. We appreciate it especially when people in law enforcement give citizens a little credit for having the brains to know how to use guns.

“In the wake of recent criminal events, politicians are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims by advocating for laws that would prevent honest, law abiding Americans from possessing certain firearms and ammunition magazines. We are Americans. we must not allow, nor shall we tolerate, the actions of criminals no matter how heinous the crimes, to prompt politicians to enact law that will infringe upon the liberties of responsible citizens who have broke no laws.
Any federal regulation enacted by Congress or by

executive order of the President offending the constitutional rights of my citizens hsall not be enforced by me or by my deputies, nor will I permit the enforcement of any unconstitutional regulations or orders by federal officers within the borders of Linn County Oregon.

…I refuse to participate, or stand idly by, while my citizens are turned into criminals due to the unconstitutional actions of misguided politicians.”

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