Illinois governor just made it harder to own guns….. and easier for cops to take them.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed legislation empowering police to confiscate firearms from citizens and extending the wait period for gun purchases to 72 hours.
The new waiting period means a single woman being pursued by a stalker now has to hide and/or live behind locked doors for three days while she waits to get a gun for self-defense.
NBC 26 reports that the confiscatory law is called the Firearms Restraining Order Act. By signing it, Rauner made Illinois the 13th state to empower police to confiscate guns and he joined a growing list of Republican governors who signed such laws into place following the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting.
Governors Rick Scott (R-FL), Phil Scott (R-VT), and Larry Hogan (R-MD), signed gun confiscation laws following Parkland.
The problem with these laws is that they would not have stopped the Parkland shooting, because the family with whom the gunman lived actually took up for him when police came to the house after being alerted that he was a possible threat. (Gun confiscation laws require family members to attest to the danger posed by another family member.) Moreover, such laws would have not have prevented the May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas because that gunman used someone else’s firearms.
Additionally, the Maryland gun confiscation law certainly did not prevent the June 28, 2018, attack on Annapolis’ Capital Gazette newspaper. Five people were killed in that attack.
Texas is baking. Broke a 1925 record for heat.
Which means it was plenty hot back then, too.
I wonder how the eco-tards will explain it?
North Texas smashed a 93-year-old daily heat record Thursday, with the mercury climbing to 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“Delay walking your dog until sunset” during the heat wave, the National Weather Service said in a message posted on Twitter. “Our infrared thermometer measured 136 degrees this afternoon on the sidewalk. These temperatures are hot enough to burn Fido’s paws.”
Texas was set to break its power-demand record for the second day in a row, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s grid operator. “It’s insanely hot here,” said Ercot spokeswoman Leslie Sopko. “You can only be outside if you’re in a swimming pool.”
Wholesale prices for electricity secured a day in advance reached three-year highs, soaring above $1,500 a megawatt-hour for several hours in the region on Wednesday and Thursday, as people blasted their air conditioners to stay cool.
Navy Lt. Michael Murphy was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005, along with SEALS Matthew Axelson and Danny Dietz. They were featured in the move “Lone Survivor” about the SEAL team firefight that left Marcus Luttrell the only survivor of the ill fated mission.
A lowlife teenage vandal destroyed the stone memorial at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island, NY. From my perspective, there are a number of penalties this young man could receive, but the part of the story that was disturbing was the omission of any kind of information about his parents. What kind of parents raise their child to commit this kind of crime? The parents are directly responsible.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented how horrific the crime was and that the State of New York would fully fund the restoration of the memorial. Why? The memorial should be restored, but at 14 years old, the vandal has plenty of life in which to pay for the damage. Frankly, I can see his parents footing the bill. He’s their responsibility. Cuomo’s outrage doesn’t seem all that sincere to me, but I’m jaded when it comes to liberal politicians.
Marcus Luttrell called the young vandal a coward. I couldn’t agree more.
I didn’t realize this show was still on the air, but alas, it still gets airtime on ABC. Whoopi Goldberg of the fine intellectual show “The View” and uber anti-Trumper, lost her cool big time when she had Judge Jeanine Pirro on recently. Apparently there was a bit more to the exchange backstage, where Whoopi, the fine peace loving gal that she is told Judge Jeanine, “Fuck you, get the fuck out!” I have to admit, I’m not one to freak out over “F” words, but in such a situation, when one melts down and resorts to profanity laced tirades, it shows a complete lack of class and intelligence. The only thing I know about Whoopi Goldberg is that when somebody beat her with an ugly stick, she suffered brain damage that resulted in her crazy liberal politics. She’s definitely not someone I enjoy looking at. At least in this case, we get to look at Jeanine Pirro, which is a very pleasant experience.
You can read a bit more at Citzens Free Press.
UPDATE: Several news outlets are reporting that Judge Jeanine called the various co-hosts “cocksuckers” before Whoopi used the “F” word. I was trying to decide if that was a mitigating reason for the “F” bomb or just somebody telling the truth. Guess I’ll leave that up to you.
Here’s a link to the poem he recites near the beginning.
Russian warship carrying billions in gold found:
A RUSSIAN warship called Dmitrii Donskoi carrying gold worth £100 billion has been discovered off the coast of South Korea and is believed to have sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago.
It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board.
The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy’s Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War.
The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.
Some historical accounts have revealed the Dmitrii Donskoi carried the treasury of the entire flotilla which would have included the port expenses and also the salaries of sailors and officers.
The gold reserves of various other ships that were damaged in the battle could have been transported to the warship as well.
The South Korean treasure-hunting company, Shinil Group, spent many years attempting to find the treasure ship and is now preparing for a joint operation with companies from China, Canada and Britain to retrieve the treasure.
The company said in a statement: “We spotted things that look like treasure boxes, but we have not opened them yet.
“We will open them up in due course.”
The Shinil firm has pledged to spend 10 percent of the money found on the warship on investment projects on Ulleng Island, which is a popular tourist destination for South Koreans.
The company also hopes to make a museum about the sunken ship.
The museum is likely to have an exhibition on Captain Ivan Lebedev, who died a few days after the Battle of Tsushima
Russia will also get an equal share of the money as they are the rightful owners of the ship and have been helping the South Korean firm with their search for the wreck.
The funds may be used for joint Russia and South Korean projects, such as a railroad connecting Russia with Korea.