"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." -- Leading Nazi leader, Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials before he was sentenced to death
o, you're a new gun owner. Congratulations! Welcome to the shooting world. I think you'll find us an interesting bunch, and we're glad to have you. Even if it seems a bit mystifying at first, there's plenty of information out there, including tons of great articles right here on The Mag Life Blog. But before you dive into those many rabbit holes, take a few minutes to think about gun safety. Shooting is great fun, but it is also inherently dangerous, so safety is paramount. Its importance literally cannot be overstated.
This article will discuss basic firearm safety principles. If they seem simple and common sense, that's because they are. As with any activity, fundamentals are the firm foundation upon which everything else is built. If you practice these fundamental safety measures until they become second nature, chances are that you will enjoy many years of safe shooting. If not, well, you're better off choosing another hobby.
Unlike some other sports, a single lapse when handling a firearm can kill you or someone else. I'm not trying to bring you down or discourage you, but you must understand the crucial nature of proper safety practices. Fortunately, they aren't difficult, but they do require conscientious application and strict discipline. So, let's get into it.
As evidence continues to pour in of what appears to be a worldwide Biden family influence-peddling scheme, investigators in the impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden have now subpoenaed the personal bank accounts of Biden's brother and son.
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) issued three subpoenas for personal and business bank records of Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden and younger brother James.
Both Hunter and James Biden have received lavish payments and executive positions from global corporations and foreign governments, despite having no experience in the fields in which they were employed.
It is alleged that Joe Biden himself either arranged the payments, or
“From day one of our investigation of Joe Biden's abuse of public office, we've followed the money and that continues with today's subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden's bank records. Bank records don't lie, and coupled with witness testimony, they reveal that Joe Biden abused his public office for his family's financial gain,” said Comer.
“The financial records obtained to date reveal a pattern where the Bidens sold access to Joe Biden around the world to enrich the Biden family. As the Bidens were sealing deals around the world, Joe Biden showed up, met with, talked with, shook hands with, and had meetings with the foreign nationals sending money to his family. This culture of corruption demands further investigation,” Comer added.
Scott Ritter is a former United Nations Weapons Inspector and US Marine Corps Intelligence Officer with extensive knowledge of Ukraine and Russia history. Today we explore the problems with the Russia Ukraine War and share insights into how it could end soon.
A SoCal doctor was charged with stealing $150 million from the Federal Covid Program. Anthony Hao Dinh, 64, of Newport Coast, is alleged to have stolen the money through filing false claims for reimbursement under the Covid Uninsured Program. His alleged fraudulent claims were from July 2020 to March 2021.
The Department of Health and Human Services allows doctors to submit claim reimbursements if the patient did not have insurance and got a Covid vaccine or was tested and treated for the virus.
An arrest ongun possession charges in Queens, New York, in November 2021 has led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to a pedophilic, Satanist extortion cult that has victimized dozens if not hundreds of minors, according to law enforcement documents, court records and sources with knowledge of the investigation.
Law enforcement discovered the organization, known as 764 and a range of aliases, while investigating alarming social media posts made by Angel Almeida, a 23-year-oldresident of Astoria, Queens.
On 12 September 2023,the FBI issued a public warning about 764, noting the group is “deliberately targeting minor victims on publicly available messaging platforms to extort them into recording or livestreaming acts of self-harm and producing child sexual abuse material”. The advisory is the first formal mention of 764 by any American law enforcement agency.
The group appears to target children between the ages of eight and 17, the advisory notes, and particularly focuses on young people of color, youth identifying as LGBTQ+ or youth who struggle with mental health issues. Researchers familiar with 764 indicate the group’s members cultivate ties with minors through a wide range of platforms: either in wildly popular games like Roblox or gaming communications platforms like Discord and Twitch, as well as curated playlists on the streaming service SoundCloud. The group’s main form of communication is on Telegram, which has long been the platform of choice for many far-right extremists.
Webmaster addition: It's been shown that the mRNA Covid shots cause neurological damage. It's time to ask if the surge in violent and aberrant behavior we are seeing in society is linked to those shots!
Tyree Smith, a brain-eating cannibal, was released from a Bridgeport, Connecticut psych ward 50 years earlier than his scheduled release date for ‘good behavior’ even though he previously told his psychiatrist he wanted to eat her flesh.
“Tyree Smith is an individual with a psychiatric illness requiring care, custody and treatment,” the board stated in its report this week. “Since his last hearing Tyree Smith has continued to demonstrate clinical stability. Mr. Smith is medication compliant, actively engaged in all recommended forms of treatment, and has been symptom-free for many years.”
Smith, who was 36 at the time, was sentenced to 60 years in a psych ward in September 2013 (effectively a life sentence) after a jury found him not guilty of murder by way of insanity.
A self-proclaimed "anti-racist" and Black Lives Matter supporter was allegedly beaten to death in her own home in Baltimore on September 25, Monday, by a previously imprisoned black male who is now roaming freely because a leftist district attorney released him on "good-time credits."
The nonsensical stance on illegal aliens by the Biden administration has struck again in the Lone Star State. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans, part of a recent surge in illegal immigration at the southern border, will be granted special protection and work permits.
MSNBC host Alicia Menendez addressed on television Saturday evening the scandal that her father, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), is facing after being indicted earlier this month on federal corruption charges.
In recent weeks, conservatives seem to be under the impression that illegal immigration surges in places like New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles will finally force the Democratic Party to change its tune on the decades-long problem, but it’s abundantly clear that local and state Democrats believe in a solution to illegal immigration that only worsens it. In short, Democrats across the country think the problem can be solved by telling illegals, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”
Liberal HBO host Bill Maher defended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis during an interview this week over a “despicable” hit piece that The New York Times wrote about how he managed the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Afghanistan, Ukraine, Niger, Sudan, America’s southern border, and more have all been thrown into chaos under Biden’s watch. Hostile actors feel emboldened and allies are uneasy, doubtful that Biden knows what he is doing as commander-in-chief.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) is under investigation after pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol office building on Saturday as top Republican lawmakers accuse him of violating the same law that many January 6 defendants were convicted of violating.
Florida Governor and GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has a sharp strategy for dealing with illegal immigrants if he is elected to the presidency: Start by deporting every illegal who entered the country under President Joe Biden, and allow states to partake in removals as well.
All 25 Republican U.S. congressmen representing Texas are raising the alarm to state officials about Colony Ridge, calling on Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton to take immediate action on the housing development just outside of Houston that many believe has become a settlement for thousands of illegal aliens.
An event warning against the transgender treatments and surgeries on minors, featuring a detransitioned teenager named Chloe Cole, has been removed from event managing and ticketing platform Eventbrite.
Leaders of the House Democrats said they “expect” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to queue up a Ukraine aid vote following the passage of a short-term spending bill that averted a government shutdown.
Republicans put forward their last-ditch effort to avert a government shutdown on Saturday, calling a vote on a bill just minutes after sharing it with House Democrats.
The bill, described by Republicans as a “clean” 45-day continuing resolution (CR), was anything but clean.
Democrats did their best to prolong the vote to give them time to read what Republicans put in the new bill, with Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries invoking a “magic minute” (meaning he can speak as long as he wants), to delay the proceedings.
As a reminder, Speaker Kevin McCarthy previously promised to give lawmakers a 72-hour window to read bills brought to the House Floor.
Rather than making a serious attempt to write a bill that has a chance of passing in the Senate, Republicans threw their wish list items into the legislation. And conveniently, one of the things House Republicans made sure to include was a pay raise – not for hardworking Americans at risk by the GOP’s actions – but for themselves.
Jaynes was reportedly found with two gunshots to the head, according to AmarketNews.com. (Not one gunshot, but two.) The death was reportedly ruled a “suicide,” which begs the question of how a person can shoot themselves in the head twice.
The chilling of speech has been doubly unconstitutional because it affects the freedom to read opposing views. The First Amendment protects not only the right to express views but also the right to hear what others have to say. Although often presented as a distinct right, the right to hear can be considered an essential element of the right to speak.
People can’t develop their views with any sophistication unless they can consider opinions that enlarge, refine, moderate or challenge their own. So, when government demands the suppression of some speech and chills even more, it reduces the diversity, value and moderation of opinion—and thereby diminishes the opportunity for every individual to develop and express his own considered views. Censorship inhibits the output of critical voices, which lessens Americans’ intellectual input, which in turn limits their intellectual output. Reading and speaking are inextricably linked in conversation.
The chilling of one insightful opinion from a scientist or physician can profoundly alter scientific and medical debate. So can the suppression of one patient’s report of an adverse vaccine event. Therefore, when vast numbers of Americans are chilled in their scientific and medical speech, it dangerously injures all of us, who suffer a diminished opportunity to learn and to reconsider and refine our own views.
America’s reputation as “the land of the free” is rooted in the Anglo-Saxon legal and political tradition, not in diversity and multiculturalism. Law as a shield of the people instead of a weapon in the hands of rulers is a British achievement that Britain’s American colonies inherited. It was the accomplishment of a specific ethnicity known as Anglo-Saxon. Bringing rulers to the same accountability to law as the lowest peasant was a centuries-long process beginning with Alfred the Great in the 9th century and culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1680.
In this legal tradition law is based in the customs and mores of the people, not on edicts issued from rulers, government bureaucrats, regulatory agencies, and activist judges. Obviously, this conveys an ethnic basis to law. A Tower of Babel–the fate of all diminishing white countries today–has no common customs and mores and no basis for law other than rulers’ edicts enforced by power.
Throughout the Western World today the people have lost the protection of law as a shield and suffer under rulers who wield law as a weapon. In the United States today demonstrators and rally attendees are turned into “insurrectionists” and sentenced to prison. Even US President Donald Trump is being subjected to four fake felony prosecutions in order to prevent him from being elected president.
During my youth law was seen as a shield of our rights, not as a weapon to be used against us. US Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland explained in 1934 that the purpose of law was to discover innocence or guilt, not to dispose of an enemy:
“The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocent suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor–and indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one.”
In a Wednesday speech in San Francisco, President Joe Biden hammered Americans for shying away from taking any more shots for new coronavirus variants and for increasingly turning a deaf ear to discussions about vaccines.
Biden appeared at the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel in San Francisco, California, to deliver a short speech on America’s efforts on artificial intelligence for scientific research and medical applications. But at the outset of his little address, he went off on vaccines.
Biden opened his speech claiming that it has “disturbed” him that the federal government has not paid attention to “investments in science and technology” over the past 30 years, according to the White House transcript of the event.
“We used to lead the world” in research and development in science and technology, he said. U.S. spending on such things has fallen from 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product to only .07 percent, Biden noted.
He added, “And I don’t know how we can be the safest, most secure, and healthiest nation in the world without significant investment in — in science and technology.”
A record-setting number of migrants crossed the southern border into the United States in September, with over 260,000 encounters reported by Customs and Border Protection in the last 30 days, according to a report.
The stunning figure — which is roughly the population of St. Petersburg, Florida — is the highest monthly total ever reported by border officials as the country grapples with the migrant crisis, CBP sources told Fox News.
That number includes both CBP encounters between ports of entry and Office of Field Operations (OFO) encounters at ports, Fox reported.
The previous record was set last December, when CBP officials reported 252,320 migrant encounters.
Crossings were trending downward through much of the new year however they skyrocketed in recent months. Just last week, CBP announced there were at least 230,000 migrant encounters in August.