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Folks from all over the world have accessed this site. The desire to be free of the shackles of fascism, socialism, communism and progressivism are universal. Folks just want to live their lives and be left alone... Dammit!


"People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think. Don't run. Don't walk. We're in their homes, and in their heads, and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome." River Tam referring to the government.

Not Politically Correct. . .

"Be not intimidated...
nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency.
These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice."
- John Adams

Abraham Lincoln

To quote Jack Donovan’s Violence is Golden: ‘Without action, words are just words. Without violence, laws are just words. Violence isn’t the only answer, but it is the final answer.’

In a world gone mad we are the villains. We wield the truth and the light. In the end we will only be answerable to ourselves and our God. If we win then we inherit the earth, if we lose we get to Heaven.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The U.S. Economy is Dead – Bullion Bulls Canada – Sprott Money News

February 13, 2015
For the past quarter century; the most effective “stimulus” for the U.S. economy has been a fall in gasoline prices. This is no great surprise, given that the United States had been the most gas-guzzling nation on the planet – and by a wide margin. But times have changed!

After Barack Obama publicly admitted that the U.S. government had ruthlessly manipulated oil prices lower, as “part of its strategy” of economic terrorism against Russia; global oil prices have been cut in half. The only other time that oil prices have fallen so far or so fast in the last quarter century was the brief/temporary collapse in prices which accompanied the Crash of ’08.




Has this enormous economic stimulus kick-started the U.S.’s zombie economy? Not at all. Indeed, the collapse in the U.S. retail sector has accelerated throughout this plunge in oil/gasoline prices. This should not be possible. Economic stimulus from lower prices (in any sector) is supposed to be automatic.

What does it mean when an economy not only fails to respond to “automatic” stimulus, but continues to rapidly decompose? It means we are dealing with a deceased economy. This is a “surprise” to the irredeemable charlatans who have the audacity to call themselves economists, but it shouldn’t have been. Not if any of them were paying attention. Not if any of them lived in the real world.




Back in the real world; evidence of the U.S.’s zombie economy is both overwhelming and abundant. It begins with 0% interest rates. As has frequently been noted in the past; 0% interest rates are the economic equivalent of a defibrillator. As with a defibrillator; it is the most-extreme form of stimulus known to us. As with a defibrillator; it is a “therapy” option which is so radical/reckless that it is only ever intended to be used as a last resort, to resuscitate a patient on Death’s door.

Equally, as with a defibrillator; if it doesn’t “work” right away, it will never work (has anyone ever heard of a nation called “Japan”?). When a doctor attempts to resuscitate a patient with a defibrillator, and fails after a couple of minutes; does he continue to jolt the patient, again and again and again and again – year after year? Of course not. He quickly gives up, because it has become evident that he is no longer “treating a patient”, but merely charring a corpse.




This is what the U.S. government (and other Western governments) has been doing for the past 6+ years with its 0% interest rate: charring a corpse. Further proof that the U.S. economy is already dead comes from a chart of the heartbeat of the U.S. economy (and any capitalist economy) – it’s “velocity of money”.

As we see; the U.S. “heartbeat” (i.e. the flow of money) has nearly stopped, having fallen further/lower than at any time in recorded history. What does it mean when money stops moving, in a “capitalist economy”? What does it mean when the money (i.e. blood) stops moving in the heart of the greatest Capitalist Empire the world has ever seen? R.I.P.

But there is even further, equally overwhelming proof that this gas-guzzling, consumer economy is dead, and it comes from the gasoline consumption numbers, themselves. “Official” U.S. gasoline consumption hasplummeted by nearly 75% from its absolute peak in July of 1998. More pertinently; the gasoline consumption numbers have plummeted by roughly 66% since the start of the U.S.’s (imaginary)“recovery”.

What does it mean when the gas-pumps stop being used in a gas-guzzling economy? It means the same thing as when the money stops moving in a capitalist economy, or when a “patient” fails to respond to a defibrillator. R.I.P.

This brings us to the ghastly train-wreck known as “the U.S. retail sector”, the cornerstone of thisconsumer economy. Regular readers are already familiar with the “Black Friday Shopping Massacre” in the 2014 U.S. holiday shopping season. Yet despite that horrific 20+% (year-over-year) collapse in U.S. holiday shopping; the “news” from the U.S. retail sector has gotten much, much worse since that initial plunge.

It began with an equally large/ugly collapse in December retail sales. When adjusted for inflation, and expressed as an annualized number; the “0.9%” drop reported by the statistical liars of the U.S. government translates into a 25% plunge in December retail sales – even worse than the Black Friday collapse.

Equally important, and as noted in a recent commentary; these horrific plunges in U.S. retail sales arecumulative. After retail sales collapsed at the end of November, it collapsed by an additional (annualized) 25% in December. And now, as we move to January and a new year; we see yet another, sickening plunge in U.S. retail sales – even as gasoline prices continue falling.

The “advance estimate” of U.S. January retail sales reports another, enormous, cumulative drop. The “-0.8%” fantasy-number reported by the U.S. government translates into another, additional (annualized) collapse in excess of 20%.

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With U.S. gasoline prices now hovering just above $2/gallon; this represents roughly a $1.50/gallon plunge from average prices through most of 2014. In other words; (for the first time) Big Oil has chosen to pass along to consumers nearly the entire plunge in crude oil prices, in the form of lower gas prices. Yet despite this massive stimulus to the U.S. economy; the U.S.’s pauper consumers haven’t even been able to maintain their level of spending.

Supposedly, their wallets are all full of the dollars they have been saving from dramatically lower gasoline prices. Yet outside of gasoline purchases; Americans continue to buy less of everything else. So-called “core retail sales”, which excludes (among other things) gasoline consumption, fell in January by nearly 10% when adjusted for inflation and annualized.

The near-bankrupt consumers (in this near-bankrupt economy) don’t have “more dollars” in their wallets thanks to the huge plunge in gasoline prices, they have simply been going further into debt at a slower rate. The only “benefit” the U.S. economy has received from (much) lower gas prices is that this corpse is decomposing at a slower rate than it would have, if the U.S. government had not manipulated oil prices lower.

Yet note what the liars/charlatans expect us to believe (inside and outside the U.S. government). In theirfantasy-world; despite the horrific and unprecedented collapse in U.S. retail sales in November and December, we’re supposed to believe that “consumer spending” for the fourth quarter (as a whole) rose by 4.3%.

In the Wonderland Matrix fabricated by these liars; the faster U.S. “retail sales” fell each month, the faster U.S. “consumer spending” rose for the whole quarter. It’s exactly the same as someone claiming to have traveled downhill in order to get to the peak of a mountain. It’s not simply a lie, it’s a ridiculous lie.





It is precisely these sorts of perverse, utterly absurd lies which will inevitably shatter the brainwashing which the One Bank (puppet-master of the U.S. government) has laboured so diligently to perfect over the past several decades. Yet what choice does it (and its media/government puppets) have?

Ultimately any lie one uses to attempt to cover-up a corpse is quickly perceived to be ridiculous and/or perverse, for one, simple reason. Corpses tend to smell very bad, very soon. Soon the stench emanating from the U.S. zombie economy will be so overpowering that it will be perceptible even to the deadened senses of its zombie population.



Jeff Nielson for Sprott Money



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

STOP The BATFE NOW!

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Stop the BATFE from banning XM855 Ammunition.

The proposed outline for a ban on XM855 or SS109 is a 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge and is not by the BATFE's definition of AP (armor piercing) ammunition. First, a little background.
The following is that definition:
“(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium,
(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.”
This law only applies to handgun ammunition., not rifle cartridges therefore cannot be banned by the same means.
Published Date: Feb 14, 2015

Here is a link to the handgun law.      LINK

Watch this video:   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stand up to this fascist thug regime....Obammie just gave every gun owner a big Fuck You!

Can't believe so many are taking this in stride...   This is classic "Lobster in the cold water pot."   Little by little...   Small moves and soon all ammo is banned.    JSMH...

 I have blogged about this and have joined other bloggers in an outcry against this.   The BATFE is off the chain.   They are a lap dog to the communist left and must be stopped.   This is an infringement.   Plain and simple.    This is a first step...   Next it will be .338 Lapua or...?   Follow here:   http://rightspokenhere.blogspot.com     Checkout  WRSA.com and Sipsey Street Irregulars as well.   Here's more: http://weaponsman.com/?p=20933       -      http://randomthoughtsandguns.blogspot.com/2015/02/m855-and-ss109-bullets-deliberate.html       -       http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2015/02/dirty-pool.html    -    http://www.captainsjournal.com/2015/02/15/atf-proposes-new-rules-on-green-tip-ammunition-ban/     (pay special attention to the history lesson.)   -    http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2015/02/batfe_moves_to_.php   


I'm sure there are dozens of others out there too.    

Lee Greenwood would not approve...


Lee Greenwood would not approve...In a country where the Gestapo (BATFE) can arbitrarily and summarily rip your right to bear arms from you;   infringing the living shit outta you,  with little or ineffective response from the people it affects most,  something is definitely wrong...   This is not the America we were promised by the Constitution of the United States!  This is not a land where I can say:  I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.   With appologies to Lee.
 
I'm sorry but...  


Patriots,  real patriots are seething!  Angry, outraged.   Where are you?!

American Patriots should be up in arms over this BATFE bullshit concerning the .223 and the 5.56...    This is a foot in the door to an ammo ban.    

They can use what ever cockamamie explanation they like but it is from the top down and this ban, if implemented is just one more increment towards confiscation.   


This from WND:   
“Obama is really stretching saying that M855 ammunition is an ‘armor piercing’ round being used in a handgun. The goal is obviously political… to ban common ammo to undermine the Second Amendment,” the Tribune said. “The White House knows that it can’t ban the firearms so going after the ammunition is the next best thing.”

If it is not plain to you by this time that the enemy has a long view,  it should be.   They do things in small increments so as not to rile the natives.   

We put up with it because it doesn't affect us directly, You hear things like "I shoot trap" or "I duck hunt" or even...  "hollow points are better anyway"  




This is utter and complete hogwash.   They are playing for affect.   Striking directly at the heart of American Militias.   

Can't get the guns,  let's get the ammo.   AR15s make lousy clubs...

This will be just the first salvo to test the waters.   Seems innocuous enough. But why not ban all fifty caliber ammo,  why not ban .338 Lapua... The .270, 30.06,   Hmmmmm...   You can see why this is bullshit, right?  

Other ammo is left alone.   The ammo many Americans might own for their AR15 and other firearms is struck down.


'Dictator in chief' unleashes newest attack on guns.   Today, it’s legal. Tomorrow, it might not be.
By executive fiat, the Obama administration intends to eliminate one of the most common types of .223-caliber ammunition, used by the AR-15 and other general-purpose rifles.

This is a blatant attack on the American People.   He and his cronies are off the chain, desperate to strike before it is too late.  I suspect (we all know he is an illegal alien, idiot and puppet) his handlers can't be pleased with his actions to date.  The smell of fear is oozing from him and his jihadist appointees.

“This administration has failed to pass gun-control legislation through the constitutional process. They have failed at the polls to pass meaningful gun control, and they have failed to win in the courts,” he said. “The only way left is through illegal processes and backdoor regulations. The American people have spoken to the gun-control antics of this administration, but this administration refuses to listen.”   Read more at WND.com


Aim Small, Miss Small...

To the  BATFE ...    from   Thomas Jefferson:   "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."

This is a repost from WRSA.

More here and here and here and here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Crisis Progress Report (3), by Robert Gore

This is a reblog from Straight Line Logic


French President Fran├žois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, negotiated a cease-fire in Ukraine without the involvement of either President Obama or Secretary of State Kerry. The sour grapes coming from The Wall Street Journal Friday reveal the mindset of much of the US establishment. There were two front page articles: “Doubt Clouds Ukraine Truce” top center, and “Cease-Fire Hopes Exceed Expectations” just below. The tone of both, evident from the headlines, is undisguised skepticism. An editorial excoriated the agreement, and Merkel, Hollande, and Poroshenko, for giving away the store. The editorial said it “gives the Kremlin the benefits of establishing a de facto satrap without having to foot the costs of sustaining it or assume political responsibility.”
Let’s assume the Journal’s assessment is on point. Left unsaid was that Merkel and Hollande may well have reached a conclusion that escalating US and European involvement in the conflict by sending arms to the Ukrainian government was not in their interest. That reckoning would be driven by geography, history, and hard-headed calculation. If Russia is supplying arms and troops to east Ukraine’s ethnic Russian rebels, as the US has repeatedly asserted, sending arms to the Ukrainian government puts the US and allied European nations at war with Russia. However, even with armaments, Ukraine would be crushed by Russia if the Russians invaded in force. What then would be the response?
If the US and Europe escalated their involvement in Ukraine, they would be fighting Russia on its doorstep. That undeniable geographic advantage must give the Europeans pause, and then there is history. Ukraine has, for most of its history, either been part of Russia or within the Russian (or Soviet) orbit. TheJournal’s use of the word “satrap” is ironic, because the present Ukrainian government is a satrap of the US and Europe. Virtually bankrupt, it is dependent on their financial aid and without their military aid it will, on current form, be unable to suppress the east Ukraine rebellion. Do the Europeans really want to go to war over a dependent, financially pressed government actively opposed by a significant part of its population, for a country vitally important to Russia? Military odds-makers would make Russia the favorite, even if the US joined in (the odds-makers have been successively marking down the US with each Middle Eastern fiasco). While the US has never fought Russia head-to-head, the French and Germans have, and those forays did not go well for them.

 "Putin is the enemy and the US political elite wants to use Ukraine as a lever to dislodge him and install a government more tractable to its designs. This is a pipe dream on the order of the neocon fantasy of remaking the Middle East, "


Merckel and Hollande might also have asked themselves: which is more advantageous, bringing Ukraine into the European orbit or a reasonably healthy political and commercial relationship with Russia? Hands down it’s the latter. Ukraine’s economy is a debt-laden basket case and Europe has enough of those. The Europeans have to be apprehensive about the Russian pivot towards China and the rest of Asia. The more that develops, the less Russia needs Europe. Notwithstanding American policymakers’ fervent hopes, Russia’s economy is hardly going down the tubes. It has abundant natural resources, including oil and natural gas, an educated population, low debt, and inefficient Soviet-legacy manufacturing and agriculture whose productivity could be dramatically improved.
The headline of the Journal editorial is “Putin’s Latest Victory.” Putin is the enemy and the US political elite wants to use Ukraine as a lever to dislodge him and install a government more tractable to its designs. This is a pipe dream on the order of the neocon fantasy of remaking the Middle East, and Merkel and Hollande just said “nein” and “non” respectively. If they keep the US from escalating the war in Ukraine (a long odds bet), it would redound to the benefit of both the US and Europe. However, remaking the Middle East and Russia to suit American interests are long-term goals of the bipartisan elite, faithfully trumpeted by its MSM propaganda arm. This is what passes for brains among those running the US, and it reinforces the message of “Buy Asia; Short the US and Europe,” (SLL, 2/3/15). They are dangerous in every sense of the word, posing a grave threat to the lives and remaining wealth of the American people.
Apparently the world’s smart money is grasping the potential of the Asian-Russian linkages US policy has done so much to promote. The Russian stock market hit bottom one month after the Ukrainian coup last year and so far is the world’s best performing market in 2015. The Chinese have pollution issues and massive piles of debt and malinvestment to work through, but their stock market has been on a tear. So has India’s. The Asia-Russia investment thesis has far more appeal than taking a flyer on the debt-saturated economies and central bank-manipulated bond and stock markets of the US and Europe.
The other crisis facing Europe—Greece—is even less amenable to resolution than Ukraine. In fact, it is unresolvable; there will be no happy ending. Greece is tolling the bell, loud and clear, for debt as a way of life in the western welfare states. Like most of the west, Greece has a pile it cannot pay. The only issue now is who bears the loss. Regardless of where it falls, Greeks will be looking at austerity and reduced living standards for many years to come, corresponding to the many years they lived beyond their means. They will not be alone.
In “Crisis Progress Report (2),” SLL advised keeping an eye on interest rates as the ultimate canary in the coal mine, the one variable of which governments and central banks cannot afford to lose control. Rates have continued to creep up and may take off if the Europeans cannot devise some market-pleasing (albeit cosmetic) solution to their Greek woes. The recognition that there are no painless solutions to bankruptcy—that ultimately many people get hurt—shall spread far beyond the borders of Greece. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, the tree of credit must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of creditors who accept inadequate compensation for the risks they bear.



BILLY’S NEW BIKE


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Sirs:
I initially wrote this agitprop in 1999 when I was in a particularly cynical
mood. It has sat on my computer’s hard drive until recently, when I made some
very minor tweaks. It has never been published. This is a fictional work and any
resemblance to any persons living or dead, events, or locations is unintended
and purely coincidental.
The story is in three parts: Billy, Jane, and Betty. Each part provides a
different perspective on a “compliance inspection” following a national gun
ban/confiscation.
If you publish my agitprop, please attribute the story to “Anonymous Reader” or something similar.
Enjoy!

BILLY
Billy was a boy like most boys. Billy liked to climb trees, watch the birds and squirrels, and play baseball with his friends.
But, most of all, Billy wanted a bicycle. A red bicycle.
Billy was so glad the United Nations Peace Force had come to town. Before the Peace Force came, Billy’s mother wouldn’t let Billy play outside. “Too dangerous, too many guns” she would say. Now, Billy could climb trees, watch the birds and squirrels, and play baseball with his friends.
Billy became friends with Zafir. Billy and Zafir were best friends. Zafir was a soldier with the Peace Force. Zafir would give Billy candy and let Billy ride in his big white Peace Force truck. Billy hoped that when he grew up, he could drive a big white truck for the Peace Force, just like Zafir.
One day, Zafir asked Billy if he would like to do something special. Zafir said the Peace Force had to go visit a bad man who had kept some guns. Zafir let Billy ride up front in the cab of the truck as the Peace Force drove to the house of the bad man.
At the bad man’s house, Zafir asked Billy to sit in the cab of the truck and watch the truck. What fun! Billy was going to help the Peace Force! Zafir told Billy to lay down on the seat of the truck if the bad man started shooting his guns. Zafir told Billy to be brave.
Zafir and the Peace Force went into the bad man’s house. Billy heard shooting. The shooting must be the bad man shooting at Zafir and the men in the Peace Force, Billy thought. So, Billy laid down on the seat of the truck, just like Zafir had told him to do.
Billy started hearing a woman scream. At first, Billy was scared. But, then he remembered that his friend had told him to be brave.
The woman stopped screaming. Billy could hear his friend Zafir giving orders to the Peace Force soldiers, and the Peace Force soldiers laughing. Billy figured everything was O.K., so Billy stopped being scared.
After a while Zafir called out “Billy, come out! You were such a good helper! I have a special gift for you!”
Billy climbed out of the truck. Outside the truck, Billy could hear the woman crying and the Peace Force men laughing. Zafir was holding a red bicycle. Zafir said, “Billy, don’t worry.”
Zafir then asked, “Billy, would you like to have a red bicycle?”
Billy was so excited! “Oh, yes! Thank you, Zafir,” Billy exclaimed. Zafir had given him a red bicycle!
As Billy climbed on his new red bicycle and rode away, the sounds of the crying woman were quickly forgotten.
======
JANE
Channel 6 newsroom, 9:42 a.m.:
Telephone call to Sergeant Zafir Ghazwan, Firearms Compliance Specialist, United Nations Peace Force:
“Hello, Sergeant Ghazwan? This is Jane Franklin, Channel 6 News.
“Hi, Ms. Franklin, how are things? Is there anything I can do for you?”
“Yes, Sergeant Ghazwan. It’s been one month since the firearms amnesty expired. I want to do a story on gun owners who didn’t turn in their guns before the amnesty expired. I need something dramatic, something which can be the lead story on tonight’s six o’clock news.”
“Ms. Franklin, what did you have in mind? Compliance with the firearms surrender order was surprisingly high. Since the amnesty expired, we have found less than ten firearms in compliance inspections. In fact, we are still processing the amnesty forms.”
“Well, Sergeant Ghazwan… how about doing one of those compliance inspections. Certainly there is some gun nut who still has an arsenal of weapons he hasn’t turned in. Certainly your computers can find someone like that.”
“Ms. Franklin, let me see what I can find. I’ll get back with you.”
“Thank you, Sergeant Ghazwan. Good-bye.”
“Good-bye, Ms. Franklin.”
***
Channel 6 newsroom, 12:46 p.m.:
“Hello, Channel 6 News, Franklin speaking.”
“Ms. Franklin, this is Sergeant Ghazwan, United Nations Peace Force. We’ve found someone for your story. We found a Mr. David Wallace, at 824 Sandy Lane. He’s a life NRA member. Our records show that he has four firearms. An AK-47 assault rifle, a bolt action sniper rifle with a telescopic sight, a handgun, and a semi-automatic shotgun. We have no indication that any of these firearms were surrendered.”
“Sounds good, Sergeant Ghazwan. Maybe he’ll resist… if you know what I mean? Sure would make a good story.”
“O… K… Ms. Franklin… I will see what we can make happen. Meet us at headquarters at 1400 hours. You can follow us to the Wallace residence from there.”
“Thanks, Sergeant Ghazwan. See you at two.”
“Good-bye, Ms. Franklin.”
***
United Nations Peace Force compound, 2:00 p.m.:
“Hello, Ms. Franklin. Before we leave, would you like to see the firearms we have seized since the amnesty expired?”
“Yes, Sergeant Ghazwan, I’d like to see them. May I get some footage for the story?”
“Of course, bring your cameraman…. I wish we had more guns to show you.”
“Bob, let’s get some pictures!”
***
United Nations Peace Force compound., 2:09 p.m.:
“Ms. Franklin. We will be leaving in a few minutes. Follow us in your van.”
“Sergeant Ghazwan, why are these men so heavily armed? Why the flak jackets? Why the helmets? Why the machine guns?”
“Compliance inspections are dangerous, Ms. Franklin. Gun owners are dangerous. I do not want my men injured.”
“Oh, yea… Well, thanks…”
***
824 Sandy Lane, 2:41 p.m.:
“Bob, get it on tape. Get them going through the guy’s door, then let’s hold on the front of the house for a few of minutes. I have a feeling that something’s going to happen.”
***
824 Sandy Lane, 2:43 p.m.:
“Bob, was the camera still on when the shooting started?”
“Yup, got it all on tape.”
“Great!”
***
824 Sandy Lane, 3:07 p.m.:
“Hey, Bob, let’s get a few shots of this guy’s car. Here, get a close up on these bumper stickers. ‘Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants.’ What a jerk. ‘They’ll get my gun when they pry it from my cold dead hands.’ Well, sounds like he got that one right.”
***
824 Sandy Lane, 3:28 p.m.:
“Hey, Bob, Sergeant Ghazwan is coming out. Let’s get this on tape.”
“Sergeant Ghazwan, can you tell us what happened in there?”
“Ms. Franklin, please turn off the camera.”
“Bob, turn the camera off.”
“So Sergeant Ghazwan, what happened?”
“We went in. And when when Mr. Wallace saw us, he started to run. One of my men shot him. We…”
“You shot him!”
“Yes, one of my men shot him when he tried to run. You wanted a good story, Ms. Franklin, did you not?”
“But… that’s not what I meant.”
“Well, Ms. Franklin. We did not find any guns.”
“Did you find anything?”
“We did find a receipt for four guns he had surrendered three months ago, a Norinco semi-automatic rifle, a Savage bolt action rifle, a Ruger handgun, and a Remington semi-automatic shotgun. I am sorry, Ms. Franklin, we did not find any guns.”
“You mean you didn’t find anything? No guns? No drugs? Nothing?”
“Nothing, Ms. Franklin. I hope you have can still do your news story.”
“Well…. No problem, Sergeant Ghazwan. I’ve got plenty of material for a story. You’ve been very helpful.”
***
Channel 6 News broadcast, 6:00 p.m.:
“Good evening everyone, I’m Steve Jett.”
“And I’m Suzanne Mathews. Tonight on Six at six, the U.N. Education Office announces new curriculum guidelines for private schools, local charities need your help, and rival newspapers merge in surprise announcement.”
Steve introduces the lead story. “But first, U.N. Peace Force personnel raid the home of a gun criminal. Live at the scene of this afternoon’s raid is Jane Franklin. Jane.”
“Hello, Steve. Today marks one month since the amnesty period to turn in guns expired. Today United Nations Peace Force soldiers executed a raid against a suspect who had not surrendered his guns during the amnesty period. [Viewers see tape of the Peace Force soldiers starting to enter the Wallace residence.] Peace
Force officials had reason to believe that the suspect, David Wallace, had illegal guns in his home.”
“Wallace was killed when he tried to attack the Peace Force soldiers searching for guns.” [Viewers see more Peace Force soldiers enter the Wallace residence, and hear the sound of gunfire from the tape.]
“In their search, Peace Force personnel found nine guns, including assault rifles and handguns.” [Viewers see the nine guns seized in previous raids which were on display at the Peace Force compound.]
“Wallace was a life NRA member with ties to anti-government militia organizations.” [Viewers see the bumper stickers on David Wallace’s car.]
“Peace Force soldiers have had, and will continue to have compliance inspections such as this one today to insure that all guns are purged from society. We need to thank the Peace Force soldiers for helping us take back our streets from these gun criminals.”
“Back to you, Steve.”
“Thanks for that report Jane. In other news….”
=======
BETTY
“Hey, David. Why is that U.N. truck stopping in front of our house? And there’s a Channel 6 news van pulling up right behind. DAVID, I TOLD YOU TO TURN IN ALL THE GUNS!”
“Betty, I did turn them in. Even my Father’s deer rifle. I’ve got the receipt to prove it!”
“Well, you’d better get that receipt…. OH MY GOD!!! SOLDIERS ARE POURING OUT OF THE THE TRUCK! AND THEY’RE COMING THIS WAY! DAVID…! WHAT’S GOING ON! OH MY GOD!!!”
As David Wallace heads to the back of his home to retrieve the surrender receipt, the front door crashes open, and a staccato of machine gun fire erupts, deafening inside the enclosed space of the house. Blood sprays from the David’s back and he slumps to the floor, dead.
Betty Wallace screams. Two United Nations Peace Force soldiers immediately grab her and knock her to the floor. Betty continues to scream. One of the Peace Force soldiers savagely kicks her in the side of the head. Betty lays suddenly quiet as blood oozes from the side of her head and begins to pool on the floor.
The remainder of the squad enters the Wallace home. Sergeant Ghazwan begins barking orders. Sergeant Ghazwan steps over to Betty. He nudges her with the toe of his boot, and sees her stir. “Men, listen up. You can have the American whore AFTER you finish searching for guns.”
A chorus of chuckles, laughs, and hoots erupt from the Peace Force soldiers.
The Peace Force soldiers begin systematically searching and ransacking the home, ostensibly searching for hidden firearms. Doors are torn off their hinges. Walls are kicked in. Mattresses and seat cushions are slashed open. The contents of drawers are emptied onto floors. Table lamps are smashed open to be sure that
nothing is hidden inside. Currency, jewelry, and other small items of value vanish quietly into pockets as the soldiers search.
One of the soldiers produces a small metal detector and begins checking door casings, stairs, and ceilings for indications of hidden metal. An ax is used to investigate any indications of metal. Door casings are broken open, stair treads are pulled up, and holes are punched in the ceiling and walls as this search progresses.
Betty Wallace begins to sit up, moaning quietly, holding the side of her head were she was kicked. Sergeant Ghazwan points his gun at her. “Whore, if you move or cry out, I’ll shoot you.” Betty leans against a wall and begins to quietly cry.
One of the soldiers searches the kitchen, finding several cans of beer in the refrigerator and a bottle of whiskey in a cabinet. The alcohol interrupts the search as members of the Peace Force converge to share the spoils. Later, a refrigerator in the garage produces more beer, much to the approval of the soldiers.
The search begins to wind down; there’s not much left to be destroyed. The Peace Force soldiers begin filing back into the Wallace’s living room. One of the soldiers, with a malicious grin, clutches a slinky night gown he found in Betty’s bedroom closet. The other soldiers let out approving grunts when shown the night gown.
With all soldiers present, Sergeant Ghazwan asks if any firearms or other contraband were found. All respond in the negative. One of the solders produces the distinctive receipt David Wallace had received when he surrendered his firearms three months ago. Sergeant Ghazwan approvingly takes the receipt and examines it. He then folds it, and carefully puts it in his breast pocket.
“Men, we’ve got the Channel 6 news crew outside. I’m going to go outside and talk to them. I’m going to leave this American whore with you. Don’t hurt her too bad. I already have to fill out one report because of you trigger-happy clowns. I do not want to have to do a second report. Be careful.”
“One more thing – keep quiet and KEEP HER QUIET….”

“Anonymous Reader”