Australia is reeling under Fire with over 165 fires reported at the last count and the Fire fighters are waging a grim battle.
The temperatures are expected to soar to 43 degrees.
In some areas of the state, winds of more than 70 kilometers an hour were threatening to fan the flames of fires already burning. However, a change in wind direction had caused temperatures in certain parts of the state to fall, offering some relief.
A “catastrophic” fire risk has been declared in four areas of NSW, although the risk across 90% of the state is “severe” or above. A “catastrophic” warning carries the risk of significant loss of life and the destruction of many homes, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
“I cannot say it more plainly: the risk is real and potentially deadly. People need to act now,” the service’s Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said.
On Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned it was “dangerous” day and urged people to “stay focused.(CNN).
There are several versions of the text of the Second Amendment, each with slight capitalization and punctuation differences, found in the official documents surrounding the adoption of the Bill of Rights. One version was passed by the Congress, while another is found in the copies distributed to the States and then ratified by them.
As passed by the Congress:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
1.Despite Militia a well regulated…infringed”(‘despite’ being inferred) in this case the Lobbyists are Right.
2.Add a comma at after ”the Right of the people’ to read.9this could have been omitted in the original)
‘A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’
Then, the phrase ‘the Right of the people ‘ qualifies the previous caluse ‘ A well regulated..” means that it is only the Right of the Militia, being the Right of the people, whose(Militia’s) Rights to arms can not be infringed upon.
But then if people call the bearing of Arms is their Right, then let them bear the responsibility of being Gunned down.
“”There are nearly 12,000 murders a year from guns in this country. When are you guys going to focus on that, and stop telling me the answer is more guns. It is not the answer!” he exclaimed to his guest. “How many more kids have to die, before you guys say, ‘we want less guns, not more.'”
“I’m upset, because I worry that the gun control laws that you’re pushing, have killed people,” said Lott, the author of “More Guns, Less Crime.”
“Oh what a load of nonsense,” he grumbled. “I’m so frustrated, I’m so furious, that these kids, have been blown away again, with legally acquired weapons. Some boy, who’s got problems, takes his mother’s three weapons – including this ridiculous assault rifle – and goes in a school and kills these kids, and you guys on the gun lobby still want to tell me the answer is more guns. It is madness!”
n the aftermath of yet another shocking American gun incident, on Friday evening “Piers Morgan Tonight” invited in a host of experts, survivors and insightful voices, all charged with attempting to add perspective and context to a school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that cost 28 people their lives.
Hosting a live program dedicated entirely to the tragedy that left 20 young children – ranging from Kindergarten age to the fourth grade – dead within the walls of their Sandy Hook Elementary School, Piers Morgan welcomed members from both sides of the gun debate, generating a spirited discussion on the ways in which the nation should respond moving forward:
“Why on Earth would you want more guns in schools after what’s happened today,” Morgan asked Steve Dulan.’
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
The “Piers Morgan Tonight” host has taken a particularly aggressive stance on the issue in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, making the case for stricter gun control laws in the U.S. and calling a gun advocate who appeared on his show an “unbelievably stupid man.”
As of 9:15 a.m. Pacific time Monday, the petition had garnered more than 38,000 signatures.
Not that any of this is fazing Morgan, however. He’s mostly taking the entire thing in stride, as evidenced by his Twitter feed.
Morgan spent most of the weekend laughing the petition off, tweeting at critics with grammar corrections and snarky one-liners. But as more conspicuous voices, such as that of British Donald Trump Alan Sugar, joined the rabble, Morgan’s demeanor grew more somber.
“I am also a legal resident with the same USA Visa as you. But I keep my mouth shut here,” Lord Sugar tweeted at Morgan. “Coward,” Morgan responded.
Later, after pointing out the irony inherent in a petition ostensibly defending the 2nd Amendment while ignoring the 1st, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto added fuel to the petitioners’ bonfire by directing Morgan’s attention to Kleindienst v. Mandel — a Supreme Court ruling that barring a foreign journalist from entering the country does not violate the 1st Amendment.(truthdig.com)
The following is the position of the Second Amendment
A firestorm was sparked when the Constitution was proposed in 1787 without a bill of rights. Federalists and Antifederalists fiercely battled over the issue as the States began ratifying the Constitution. In the first conventions, the Federalists defeated demands for recognition of the rights to free speech, assembly, and bearing arms. But the tide turned in Virginia, where Patrick Henry and George Mason prevailed in persuading the convention to demand a bill of rights.
A great compromise was reached when the Federalists and Antifederalists concurred that the Constitution would be ratified subject to the agreement that the first Congress would consider amendments. James Madison did just that by proposing what became the Bill of Rights in 1787. Federalists explained that what became the Second Amendment would protect the right of the people to keep and bear their private arms, which would guard against tyranny and the evils of a standing army. However, proposals to increase state militia powers were rejected.
Thomas Jefferson, a life-long hunter and gun collector, wrote just before his death in 1826 that “all power is inherent in the people; . . . it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” The understanding by his generation of the Second Amendment was clear and unmistakable—as its text states, it recognizes “the right of the people” to possess and carry arms. The Constitution defines the respective powers of the federal and state governments, but the Bill of Rights speaks largely of individual rights. If the Second Amendment is no exception, what it protects—and what restrictions government may impose—will continue to be hotly debated.”
BBC has dill -dallied and finally came down with an explanation.
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t has come to light this week that the most pre-eminent broadcasting company in the world has lost the original recordings of its output for the entire day on September 11th 2001, just over five years on, yet no major news agency has even bothered to report the fact.
Despite being currently the biggest story on the internet and in the alternative media, the only place in the mainstream the story has appeared is on a small German news website.
This highlights the fact that the mainstream media is not free to report events. The information it disseminates is strictly controlled and regulated.
The BBC was forced into claiming that the recordings covering the 9/11 attacks have mysteriously vanished in response to fierce criticism over the fact that on the day the news agency reported that World Trade Center Building 7 had collapsed almost 30 minutes before it actually came down…
The BBC has been forced to respond to footage showing their correspondent reporting the collapse of WTC 7 before it fell on 9/11, claiming tapes from the day are somehow missing, and refusing to identify the source for their bizarre act of “clairvoyance” in accurately pre-empting the fall of Building 7.
Here is the BBC’s response to the questions about the footage that was unearthed yesterday, with my comments after each statement.
1. We’re not part of a conspiracy. Nobody told us what to say or do on September 11th. We didn’t get told in advance that buildings were going to fall down. We didn’t receive press releases or scripts in advance of events happening.
“We didn’t get told in advance that buildings were going to fall down.” If this is true, then how on earth did the BBC report the collapse of Building 7 before it happened? Psychic clairvoyance? Of course they were told that WTC 7 was coming down, just like the firefighters, police, first responders and CNN were told it was coming down. They had to have had a source for making such a claim. The BBC is acting like the naughty little boy who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. No one here is claiming the BBC are “part of the conspiracy,” but their hideous penchant to just repeat what authorities tell them without even a cursory investigation (and with the Building they are telling us has collapsed mockingly filling the background shot of the report), is a damning indictment of their yellow journalism when it comes to 9/11.
2. In the chaos and confusion of the day, I’m quite sure we said things which turned out to be untrue or inaccurate – but at the time were based on the best information we had. We did what we always did – sourced our reports, used qualifying words like “apparently” or “it’s reported” or “we’re hearing” and constantly tried to check and double check the information we were receiving.
For the first time British audiences will hear newly released audio recordings which offer a unique insight and moving perspective on 9/11 and the fateful minutes that changed America forever.
On the morning of the attacks, hundreds of hours of military and air traffic control conversations were captured on tape painting a chilling and tragic picture of events spiralling inexorably out of control. With events unfolding at breakneck-speed, the tapes reveal in minute-by-minute detail, the chaos and confusion wrought by the attacks.
Revelations include how Air Force fighter jets, scrambled to protect Washington, set out in the wrong direction – ending up 60 miles out across the Atlantic ocean and that permission to shoot down hijacked passenger planes only came through after the last plane crashed.
And while air traffic controllers watched the second plane crash into the World Trade Center tower, fighter jets were still 100 miles away from New York and amid all the confusion it took 39 minutes for the news of United 93’s hijack to reach the military.
With testimonies from the people who appear on the tapes, the film vividly conveys the emotion, courage and panic in the voices of air traffic controllers and military personnel whose job it was to protect America as it came under attack.
How people panic easily is demonstrated by the way people of reacting!
Though it needs no Rocket Technology to know that the World will end is a hoax, people tend to react funnily.
Yesterday I blogged that people were sending emails quoting NASA; to-day we find people doing the craziest things to escape the end of the world.
The man building Noah’s Ark Lu Zhenghai of China is sinking $160,000 of his life savings into a massive ship to ensure that he and his family are protected in the event of a worldwide flood. The house-sized ship is pretty substantial, too. At 65 feet long, it weighs about 80 tons, built mostly of timber and steel. It’s unclear if there will be any animals taken onboard.
2. The man who built a nuclear shelter out of school busses Bruce Beach, a 78-year-old former high school teacher living in Ontario, is no stranger to fallout shelters. He built his first in response to the Cuban missile crisis in the ’60s. His life’s work, a sprawling underground labyrinth nicknamed “Ark Two,” was finished in the 1980s and is comprised of 42 underground school busses. Beach rents out rooms in Ark Two, and like most B&Bs, Ark Two rooms boast a kitchen, shower, and separate bunks for children and adults. “People have been in a panic because someone has prophesized the end of the world this particular week or whatever,” he told the Canadian Press. “They call us up just to make sure we have space in the shelter and I tell them, “For sure, come on down.”
3. The man building 3-ton steel balls Not to be outdone by his ship-building countryman, 32-year-old Yang Zongfu of China has been building 3-ton yellow steel balls measuring 13 feet in diameter. The balls are hollow, and inside each there are seatbelts. They’re designed to withstand a volcano, tsunami, earthquake, or nuclear meltdown. Yang calls each anti-disaster bubble “Atlantis.”
4. The man who spent $130,000 on survival equipment More than $130,000 of author Patrick Geryl’s savings have gone into survival prep. In a small wooden bunker in South Africa (far away from the site of a potential nuclear meltdown), Geryl has stockpiled walls of guns, ammo, water purification tablets, and more should the world need to be re-colonized. All of this is detailed in his tell-all book, How to Survive 2012. But with only two-and-a-half stars on Amazon, it’s safe to say it probably won’t make any best-seller lists come 2013.
5. The man who spent $350,000 on survival equipment $130,000 is nothing! Australian marketer Robert Bast, 46, is the proprietor of a community called Survive2012.com, and has spent upwards of $350,000 stockpiling food, water, gas cookers, generators, and a pick-up truck to take his wife and three children to a safe house 1,500 feet above sea level. “What is certain is that in my lifetime, there is a strong likelihood that there will be a catastrophe of some kind,” he tells CNN. “The sun destroy power grids, a flu pandemic that kills millions, an asteroid blast or meteor or comet striking earth, or a magnetic pole shift.”
6. The couple stockpiling honey bees A New England mom named Kathy Harrison prefers her other nickname: The “Doris Day of Doom.” But rather than stockpile weapons and ammunition, Harrison and her husband are keeping something a bit unorthodox: Honey bees. “In a grid down situation those bees become not just food for us, but they become money that we can barter for,” said Harrison. “Those bees are the essence of resilience for us.”