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The bottom line in BATFE attempt to ban ammo

So BATFE lost -- or at least is postponing its decision to ban green tip ammo. Everyone is yelling about possibly "losing the exemption" for 5.56 caliber ammo, and changes to gun types that BATFE is using to justify its actions, and excuses for pre-publication of its ammo ban, and whether cops have really been shot through their vests with this type of ammo, and going after our AR-15s in a roundabout way.

All this misses the point.

Banning ammo infringes on the Second Amendment. Congress has no power to give such power to BATFE. The people responsible belong in prison. Done.

But the even simpler point is that anyone who shoots at a cop -- or anyone -- without justification, with any kind of ammobelongs in prison. The kind of ammo doesn't get you a better or worse sentence. It's attempted murder. You've been so numbed out you think one kind of ammo matters over another when shooting at someone? Big bullet, small bullet, good bullet, bad bullet -- look what they've done to you.

BATFE and everyone around them is snowing us. Every statute on the books about this needs to be burned. Police vests do not a repeal of the Second Amendment make.

Missing words often tell the story

The lamestream media told you:

"Salem, Ore. -- Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned office Friday amid allegations of criminal wrongdoing, almost exactly one month after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term. Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him. His resignation is effective Wednesday, he said Friday in a letter... He appears to be the first Oregon governor to face an AG investigation..." Two other investigations are underway as well, involving 11 state agencies and at least 17 individuals...

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The entire Page One story failed to identify the party of the Governor, so appearing as it did in USA Today, that means he must have been a democrat. One quick check online and sure enough, yup he was a democrat. Why let the enormous humiliation and embarrassment of such disgrace be associated directly with the democrat party, when you can simply leave out the word.

The media still persists in referring to Michael Brown as "an unarmed black man shot by police" instead of the more accurate "a black man shot while attempting to steal a police officer's gun." The officer was exonerated of any wrong do whatsoever, and reports of Brown having his hands raised were completely discredited by the U.S. attorney general, who is black.

Government meddles with menus, defies First Amendment

The lamestream media told you:

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country's obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods.

“This is one of the most important public health nutrition policies ever to be passed nationally,” said Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “Right now, you are totally guessing at what you are getting. This rule will change that.”

Menu labeling became law in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act, and the F.D.A. issued a proposal for how it should be put into effect the following year. But the final rules were delayed for three years, in part because of fierce opposition from pizza and movie theater chains. The rules were published in the Federal Register, a government journal, on Tuesday morning... <snip>

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

My position is not a popular one here, because I am against calorie counts in menus. First for aesthetic reason, but mainly for the way it is being foisted upon me and the public around me.

Sure, I might like to know what I'm getting at times, but first and foremost, people in government have no legitimate delegated authority to do this, so they can't legally require it.

They usurp power they were not given, and those requiring it should be imprisoned. Instead they will be praised by the unknowing, unwitting, and useful idiots. Some of you need to look in a mirror. You only think you cherish freedom.

This is also law making by unelected bureaucrats, a complete corruption of our political process. Congress cannot legitimately delegate its law making power to an agency, regardless of what courts have said or what powers they have granted unto themselves. The Constitution forbids it, and I for one demand it. They are beyond their authority, and have earned arrest and trial for malfeasance and violation of oath.

Finally, if my neighbors and I want to know calories counts badly enough, it would fall to the media and the public square to make this so plainly known that the restaurants that provided it would prosper, and others would wither and pass away, if things ran as they should.

That things do not run so is not a reason or excuse to compromise the integrity of our political system, and I would sooner live without calorie counts forced upon our printed menus than a government granting itself such power that a restaurant that fails to do so could be driven out of business by government gone wild.

Illegal immigration still running amok

The lamestream media told you:

Illegals at the border have dropped to the lowest point in years, reports The Arizona Republic. Major news outlets have all but forgotten this story, so it must not be happening.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The local newspaper reported that 3,100 illegal aliens had come across into Arizona, in a story, late last year. They didn't call them future democrat voters, as some critics claim. Actually, Border Patrol reports 479,371 apprehensions at the border for 2014, nearly a half million, or 39,947 per month on average, most of them in Texas. According to local experts, half a million people is a lot of mouths to feed.

It's unclear what happened to them all, or if they'll become future democrat voters as critics claim. Obama has jumped through many hoops to allow many illegals stay in the country, using a pen and a phone, in apparent violation of law. Critics question if he would do this if it were probable they would become republican voters. The Border Patrol generally estimates it catches one illegal for every two that attempt illegal entry.

WAYBACK MACHINE report on: Al Gore's inconvenient Noble Prize

The lamestream media told you:

"Arctic ice could be gone in as little as seven years." -Al Gore, accepting the Nobel Prize in 2007.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Both poles are still there, and there is some evidence that north polar ice is growing, but Nobel Prizes are forever, so Al Gore is safe, but we'll keep watching of course.

Dr. Peiser's study that shows increases in north pole size cited above comes from a research institute whose stated purpose is to challenge global warming alarmism, dubious claims, economic demands and other recent climate extremism. It's a terrible job, but someone has to do it. Al Gore and his millions of followers certainly can't be left out on their own, seven years later.


a) Several weeks prior to Netanyahu's congressional speech

b) 2006 Page Nine report on Iran's development of an atomic bomb

The lamestream media told you:

Just three weeks earlier USA Today reported on Feb. 10, 2105: "President Obama said Monday that the time has come for Iran to decide whether to accept a nuclear deal, and he acknowledged 'very real differences' with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the negotiations."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The Uninvited Ombudsman has been pointing out for years* that Iran is laughing at us, openly and to our faces, and simply continuing to pursue nuclear weapons while the person currently in the White House rattles a sabre fecklessly. The "news" media reports the sabre rattling as if it means something. Critics say the reporters don't know better.

In other news, The National Review quotes Mohammed Ali Jafari, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard saying, "The Americans have very clearly surrendered to Iran's might, and this is obvious in their behavior in the region and their negotiations." The quote accurately describes the entire situation. USA Today could not be reached for comment. Other "news" media apparently didn't get the memo.

In still other news, The National Review quoted Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, saying "Centrifuges have been running and I promise the Iranian nation that centrifuges will never stop." Centrifuges are the devices needed to create fissionable uranium for atom bombs. Other "news" media apparently didn't get that memo either.

Backgrounder: Most naturally occurring uranium metal has an atomic weight of 238, but a tiny percentage of it is an isotope that weighs 235 (it has three less neutrons in its nucleus). The lighter portion is the part that can be made into a bomb, and Iran is separating this based on the extremely small difference in weight, by converting the metal to a gas, uranium tetrafluoride, and running it in high-speed gas centrifuges. High speed means something like 1,500 revolutions per second (90,000 RPM) which is Mach 2, depending on size.

Iran is believed to have as many as 100,000 of these devices spinning 24 hours a day (the numbers and locations are hotly disputed). Mr. Obama actually thinks Iran has to make some sort of decision about that. Everyone else knows they already have. And now back to your previously scheduled advertising.

* "Diplomats told the Associated Press that Iran is ready to consider complying, at least temporarily, with a U.N. Security Council demand that it freeze uranium enrichment, which can be used in developing atomic weapons," says AP reporter George Jahn, on Sep. 11, 2006...

Iran has been telling the Associated Press it may stop bomb production, which the AP dutifully reports, constantly. Meanwhile, inspectors are locked out, promises are made to gullible reporters instead of responsible authorities... Full report here: (Page Nine No. 15, I'm up to No. 144)

Iran Tweets in English: "Israel Must Be Annihilated"

Media fails to cover THAT part of Netanyahu's speech

The "secret" treaty Obama/Kerry want won't stop an Iranian nuke Netanyahu spells it out -- THAT'S why they hated his appearance

The lamestream media told you:

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a highly controversial speech before Congress on March 3, 2015. Many democrats boycotted the speech, people in Israel thought it was a political stunt, and the president made a big deal out of deciding not to watch it. Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu do not get along.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The crucial parts of Netanyahu's speech were in the beginning.

These were excluded from most U.S. "news" reports, but having watched the whole thing live I heard it. My jaw dropped. A simple web search provides anyone with the transcript. 

You heard about the controversy, the fact that the man currently in the White House turned his back on the speech -- from our greatest ally in the Middle East! isolated among endless murderous muslim maniacs in the region.

Here's what the "news" didn't give you -- the news. FACTS about the blood thirsty madmen seeking atom bombs, literally being aided and abetted by our own president and secretary of state -- unimaginably impeachable offenses. These are not minor glitches or problems. These are full-fledged nightmares.

Netanyahu shed light: "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei spews the oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-Semitism with the newest technology. He tweets that Israel must be annihilated -- he tweets! You know, in Iran, there isn't exactly free Internet. But he tweets in English that Israel must be destroyed."

Have you seen that in the "news"? No of course not. It would upset their narrative. We need a man to come here from the other side of the world to say it, so the man in the White House can turn his back -- and our media can decide it's not important enough to repeat.

He continues: "For those who believe that Iran threatens the Jewish state, but not the Jewish people, listen to Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, Iran's chief terrorist proxy. He said: 'If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of chasing them down around the world.'"

I am not making this up. Neither is Netanyahu. Have you seen that in the "news"? No of course not. It would upset their narrative of "controversy." We need a man to come here from the other side of the world to say it, so the person in the White House can turn his back and our media can decide not to dwell on it.

"But Iran's regime is not merely a Jewish problem, any more than the Nazi regime was merely a Jewish problem... The people of Iran are very talented people. They're heirs to one of the world's great civilizations. But in 1979, they were hijacked by religious zealots -- religious zealots who imposed on them immediately a dark and brutal dictatorship. That year, the zealots drafted a constitution, a new one for Iran. It directed the revolutionary guards not only to protect Iran's borders, but also to fulfill the ideological mission of jihad. The regime's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, exhorted his followers to 'export the revolution throughout the world.'

"America's founding document promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Iran's founding document pledges death, tyranny, and the pursuit of jihad. And as states are collapsing across the Middle East, Iran is charging into the void to do just that."

Israel's prime minister goes on to list Iran's "successes" in pursuit of jihad, all familiar to us, but never spelled out one after the other, connecting the dots.

And then Netanyahu warns us carefully:

"Don't be fooled. The battle between Iran and ISIS doesn't turn Iran into a friend of America.

"Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire.

"In this deadly game of thrones, there's no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don't share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone.

"So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy... is your enemy."

And these people want the atom bomb, and are determined to get it. Right now, Secretary of State Kerry is working to give it to them. He is naively negotiating with these savages, agreeing to terms that are unenforceable, conditions that cannot be verified, guarantees that cannot be confirmed, and that doesn't even matter, because in a mere few years, the entire agreement expires, and Iran is totally unrestricted and can do whatever it pleases. It's as if Obama wants Iran to have nuclear weapons.

Netanyahu points out that the only difference between the warring factions, "is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs."

Speaking only of publicly available information (he was scolded for using secret intelligence, but made it clear everything he "revealed" was already on Google), "To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war... that, my friends, is exactly what could happen, if the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran. That deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them."

And he goes on to detail how all of Iran's nuke plants continue to exist, grow, operate and make enriched uranium. Inspectors can document violations -- but can't stop them. And like North Korea, Iran breaks the locks, takes out the cameras, and plays "hide and cheat," constantly. These aren't Boy Scouts -- they are villains. They've been caught twice with huge secret nuke plants -- not barrels of uranium, that inspectors didn't know existed. The chief IAEA inspector said, "If there's no undeclared installation today in Iran, it will be the first time in 20 years that it doesn't have one."

Netanyahu told us, in front of Congress: "Iran's Supreme Leader says Iran plans to have 190,000 centrifuges, not 6,000 or even the 19,000 that Iran has today, but 10 times that amount -- 190,000 centrifuges enriching uranium. With this massive capacity, Iran could make the fuel for an entire nuclear arsenal and this in a matter of weeks, once it makes that decision."

Did the "news" media report any of this to you? This is the important part of Bibi's speech. And there is nothingcontroversial about Israel in this. Iran is the controversy here. And our media -- now among our greatest enemies -- is a root problem for us. They are keeping you in the dark. Iran plans to make enough enriched uranium for an arsenal of nukes, not a bomb, they want to annihilate our greatest ally. We're their greatest enemy, and you had to read my report to find out. Hmmm.

Netanyahu's not done: " Now I want you to think about that. The foremost sponsor of global terrorism could be weeks away from having enough enriched uranium for an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons and this with full international legitimacy.

"And by the way, if Iran's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program is not part of the deal, and so far, Iran refuses to even put it on the negotiating table. Well, Iran could have the means to deliver that nuclear arsenal to the far-reach corners of the Earth, including to every part of the United States... That's why this deal is so bad. It doesn't block Iran's path to the bomb; it paves Iran's path to the bomb."

And Mr. Obama is designing it with Mr. Kerry, who claim ignorance. Who knows, maybe they are. That's why Mr. Netanyahu came here  to speak directly to us.

Then the controversial part (according to our press) -- if Iran wants a good deal, stop behaving so badly, stop exporting terrorism, stop your path to nuclear weapons, stop your brutality at home and abroad, treat your woman like humans, endure sanctions while you behave so badly, Israel will always remain a staunch ally of the U.S., and we know we in Israel can count of you in America, but we cannot and will not allow this to occur no matter what, for the sake of the world. You can read it all online.



Totally offensive effort to raise money

Demotes us -- the most free state -- from zero to minus 39

The Brady Campaign that promotes gun violence constantly, has just named Arizona "Paradise for Criminals."

It has finally gone too far in its deceptive efforts to raise money, attract the blindly fearful, and undermine the fundamental human and civil right to keep and bear arms, according to leading Arizona civil-rights experts.

"Arizona has been ranked number one for gun-rights freedom," said Alan Korwin, publisher at Bloomfield Press, whose gun-law publishing firm recognized this top rank in 2010, and was backed up for the past two years by Guns and Ammo magazine, the leading publication in the field.

"Do you feel like you live in paradise for criminals?" he asks, despite hopeless federal failures at our Mexican border.

"Is this what you think your Arizona Commerce Authority or Visitors Bureaus believe? Is this why you moved here? Do you actually see crime in the streets where you live -- or just on your TV set late at night in so-called "news"? The Commerce Authority was not reached for comment.

Charles Heller, speaking for the Arizona Citizens Defense League, added, "This is a typical publicity stunt of the Brady people. They don't care about truth or morals. What's upsetting is how fast and unquestioningly the so-called mainstream media gives them attention, demonstrating their own blatant bias. As long as the Brady center thinks what we're doing is wrong we know we're on course. We look forward to even greater negative ratings from them in the future."

The Columbia School of Journalism plans a workshop in Phoenix on news media bias about gun violence, in May. This sort of yellow journalism, so quickly reported without challenge or balance should be on their radar. The Bradys even make it a joke, providing a travel directory for criminals. We're not making this up.

Even E.J. Montini, a perennial gun hater writing for The Arizona Republic, who never misses an opportunity to denigrate and discriminate against this traditional right of all Americans, issued a stinging rebuke (for him) of the Brady's vile hatred, saying, "I don't consider our beautiful desert oasis a 'paradise for criminals.' We have our share, but so does every other place, including those with stringent firearms restrictions." And those places don't have an international border that leaks worse than an Iranian nuke inspection. Most of Montini's column praised the Bradys and continued his constant barrage against the public's Second Amendment right to arms, his fourth such column in a week, without any balance from the paper.

Arizona freed its citizens to bear arms without wallet cards, permission slips or other government interference in 2010 with Constitutional Carry, a term coined here. Reducing government restrictions on rights, and increasing personal freedom historically has beneficial results. The recently celebrated Selma march is a perfect example of expanding civil rights, thought dangerous by many, that were a blessing.
Constitutional Carry lowered crime

Despite widespread terrified fears of "BITS" -- blood in the streets -- that literally paranoid delusion never materialized. FBI statistics have shown decreases in crime in states that freed their citizens to discreetly carry arms for crime deterrence and personal safety. The idea that good people free and empowered to protect themselves and fight crime would do otherwise is a logical disjoint, with statistical proof. The media has repeatedly demonstrated immunity to such facts for reasons that are too ugly to publish.

Similar unfounded fears sprang up when the permit system first appeared 16 years earlier in Arizona (1994), but those too turned out to be completely without substance. Yet no media retractions were ever issued for the unrestricted fear mongering media outlets spread. Media bias against firearms and gun owners is well documented and continues unabated, violating every principle of ethics in journalism codes.

Now we face destructive hyperbole from an agenda-driven fear-mongering group in the nation's murder capital, where obtaining even a government permission slip to keep and bear arms is virtually impossible. They get extensive "news" coverage, instead of ridicule and a demand for an apology. If such preposterous outrage were to appear over race, gender or any other civil right the media would howl with alarm. Instead, we find the lunatics are truly running the asylum. Guns save lives, stop crime and help keep you safe. The media should start covering that missing angle already, experts say.

For starters, people should educate themselves about the truth about guns, which is at the heart of the mission for Bloomfield Press, which publishes the Arizona Gun Owner's Guide, now in its 26th edition. Learn more here:

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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