In a move that absolutely defies the slightest semblance of logic, the Democrat controlled California State Senate passed a measure that will lower the sentences for felons who used a gun in the commission of their crimes. Yes, you read that right. They are reducing sentences for criminals using guns. These are the very same Democrats that constantly create and pass stricter and stricter gun control laws, and who constantly scream, cry and whine about how guns are bad.
Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he introduced the bill after a 17-year-old riding in a car involved in a drive-by shooting was sentenced to 25 years in prison even though he denied shooting the gun.
A criminal denied committing the crime for which they are in prison? Is this moron serious? Prisons are filled with people who “didn’t do it.” The bill, SB 620, passed based solely on Democrat votes. Not a single Republican voted for it, and even some Democrats were not stupid enough to pass this ridiculous bill. This bill just furthers California’s continued (idiotic) approach of going soft on crime, which started with AB 109, followed by Prop 47, and most recently topped off with Prop 57.
SOURCE – DailyCaller.com
Friends, back in 2013, we told you about how Ladar Levison, founder of the encrypted email service Lavabit, took the defiant step of shutting down the company’s service rather than comply with a federal law enforcement request that could compromise its customers’ communications. The FBI had sought access to the email account of one of Lavabit’s most prominent users — Edward Snowden. Levison had custody of his service’s SSL encryption key that could help the government obtain Snowden’s password. And though the feds insisted they were only after Snowden’s account, the key would have helped them obtain the credentials for other users as well. Rather than undermine the trust and privacy of his users, Levison ended the company’s email service entirely, preventing the feds from getting access to emails stored on his servers. But the company’s users lost access to their accounts as well. Levison, who became a hero of the privacy community for his tough stance, has spent the last three years trying to ensure he’ll never have to help the feds break into customer accounts again.
Lavabit is relaunching with a new architecture that fixes the SSL problem and includes other privacy-enhancing features as well, such as one that obscures the metadata on emails to prevent government agencies like the NSA and FBI from being able to find out with whom Lavabit users communicate. He’s also announcing plans to roll out end-to-end encryption later this year, which would give users an even more secure way to send email. The new service addresses what has become a major fault line between tech companies and the government: the ability to demand backdoor access to customer data. Last year when the FBI sought access to an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, Apple couldn’t get into the phone because the security scheme the company built in to the device prevented it from unlocking the phone without the shooter’s password. (Eventually, the FBI found another way to access the phone’s data, ending the dispute with Apple.)
SOURCE – The Intercept
Friends, Anonymous has wasted little time in posted a message to President-elect Donald Trump on their YouTube channel calling him — and the leaders of the world — out with a simple message: “Enough is enough…” As compelling as the message may be, perhaps we should give the guy a chance. 100 days or so… just saying…
Greetings, world. We are Anonymous. Message to Donald Trump and our World leaders. How many more wars? How many more people have to die? Enough is enough, these strategic war games need to cease! This isn’t a game and there are no winners, your proxy wars are over, end this now! If you fail to heed this message a third world war is inevitable. Millions will die and every single one of their deaths will be by your incompetence as so called ‘leaders.’ This is a call to every peace-seeker, to every valuer of truth and honesty, to every being of unity and progress. You are the ones that must stand together and rise in the face of conflict. We can stand united and show that we will not allow ourselves to be used as pawns in a never-ending game of lies and adversity. The future of this species relies on the choices we make right now. The outcome of our actions will have a lasting impact on generations to come. Do not come to regret the future you created for your children and their children. This is your opportunity to make a difference and put peace above self-interests. To change and redesign the status quo. This is your chance to create something truly magnificent. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Check out the Video:
UPDATE 12/16/16 – The original video was taken down but the original text is above. The video is a second message posted by Anonymous to Donald Trump
Late last week, the New York-based Human Rights Foundation and the Silicon Valley nonprofit Forum 280 launched Flash Drives for Freedom, an initiative to collect USB flash drive donations from Americans and then ship those slices of silicon to North Korean defector groups. The Korean activist organizations, starting with the Seoul-based non-profit North Korean Strategy Center, will then fill the drives with Western and South Korean films and TV shows and smuggle them across the border into North Korea, where their contraband contents can break Kim Jong-un’s ban on all foreign media. The glimpse of the outside world that those TV shows and films provide is meant to dispel the ideology and illusions the Kim regime depends on to control its populace: that the outside world is poor, dangerous, hostile, and inferior to North Korea.
SOURCE – Wired.com
California Senators have introduced anti-gun bills, Assembly Bill 1663 and Assembly Bill 1664 in the state Assembly. Not to be outdone, Senators Isadore Hall and Steve Glazer introduced a similar bill, Senate Bill 880 which does roughly the same thing as AB 1663 and AB 1664, by redefining the current definition of “assault weapon” to include firearms that are affixed with a “bullet button.” By redefining and expanding the meaning of the legal term “assault weapon,” these bills would dramatically expand the already byzantine legal definition of “assault weapon” and would ban millions of conventional firearms used by hunters, target shooters, boy and girl scouts, and men and women who choose to own a firearm to defend themselves and their families.
In almost all instances, any one of these bills would require those who possess firearms equipped with a “bullet button” to register the firearm as an “assault weapons” or face confiscation, arrest, prosecution, and jail. In almost all situations, gun owners would never be able to sell their firearms or pass them on as an inheritance.
Under each of these bills, the process of registering the firearm will require the owner to pay a fee and provide the following information to the state:
- A description of the firearm and unique identifiers;
- The date the firearm was acquired;
- The name and address of the individual from whom, or business from which the firearm was acquired;
- The registrant’s full name, address, telephone number, date of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, and;
- California driver’s license number or California identification card number
Friends, if you’re reading this, own guns and live in Kalifornia (People’s Republic Of), take a couple minutes out of your day and let your representatives know how you feel. This is the registration part; next comes the confiscation part…
Assemblymember David Chiu (D-17)
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10)
Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-19)
Senator Isadore Hall, III (D-35)
Senator Steve Glazer (D-7)
Phone: (916) 651-4007