Here is a list of some interesting folks wrongly added to the no-fly list:
1. Democratic Congressmen John Lewis
2. Senator Ted Kennedy
3. CNN Reporter Drew Griffin
4. 8-year-old Cub Scout Mikey Hicks and his father, who shares the same name
5. Journalist Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard
6. Lyman Latin, a disabled U.S. Marine veteran
7. 6-year-old Alyssa Thomas from Ohio
8. A two-year-old child
9. Former Air National Guard brigadier general, James Robinson
10. Third-grader James Robinson
11. Former U.S. attorney James Robinson
12. Actor David Nelson
13. Yusuf Islam, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens
Yes, #1 on the list is the John Lewis who instigated the heroic pouting session sit-in opportunity to eat Chick-fil-A and send out contribution requests protest.
Not only was he erroneously placed on the list, he couldn’t get himself off of it quickly. At the time, Lewis had been in Congress for 27 years. If he couldn’t get it cleared up quickly, what chance does an average citizen have?
It is disturbing that a man who came into the public consciousness because he was battling institutional government oppression of the rights of American citizens is now a champion of doing just the same.
The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.
“Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft … and they did nothing wrong,” said one federal air marshal.
These unknowing passengers who are doing nothing wrong are landing in a secret government document called a Surveillance Detection Report, or SDR.
And this bit it particularly relevant at this moment:
What kind of impact would it have for a flying individual to be named in an SDR?
“That could have serious impact … They could be placed on a watch list. They could wind up on databases that identify them as potential terrorists or a threat to an aircraft. It could be very serious,” said Don Strange, a former agent in charge of air marshals in Atlanta. He lost his job attempting to change policies inside the agency. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Meanwhile, the FBI conducted months of investigations on the Orlando shooter personally but failed to put him on a list, and dimwits in Congress are sitting in to make sure that those on terrorist watch lists can’t buy guns.
Meprolight Selected by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to Supply Thousands of Red Dot Sights:
Meprolight – a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, Laser Range Finder systems, and Self-Illuminated sights for military, law enforcement and civil applications – was selected by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as the sole supplier of the next generation of combat sights. Delivery of thousands of MEPRO M5 Red Dot Sights will begin next month and continue for about a year.
According to Benny Kokia, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, “We are very proud that the IDF selected us as the sole suppliers of their next generation of combat sights, following an evaluation and testing process that resulted in a clear acknowledgement that the MEPRO M5 is the best sight in its category.”
The MEPRO M5 Red-Dot Sight is an energy-efficient, compact sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a single “AA” commercial battery. Featuring battle-proven LED technology and rugged MIL-STD design, the sight assures reliability under the harshest environmental conditions. With its large display window and clearly-defined Red Dot, the MEPRO M5 ensures rapid target acquisition with both eyes open. Offering numerous reticle brightness intensities, the MEPRO M5 suits every tactical scenario. To facilitate night operations and long-range target engagement, the MEPRO M5 is compatible with GEN II and GEN III NVGs as well as with Magnifying Scopes. Its human engineering allows positioning of NVGs and Magnifiers close to the sight’s optics with no decrease in the field-of-view and without compromising convenient switch operation.
Mr. Kokia added, “In addition to the technological superiority, the quality, and the high level performance of the MEPRO M5 Red Dot Sight, we were also selected due to the excellent service we provide our customers. Our customer service begins long before the actual purchase is made, and continues throughout the integration process and maintenance support. We consider the ongoing post-sale follow-up of great importance, and regard it as the key to creating long-term relationships with our customers.”
The RA-140 single-stage drop-in trigger group is a high-performing, cost-effective upgrade to replace mil-spec triggers:
RISE Armament, the maker of the highly acclaimed RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger, is pleased to introduce the Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST) for modern sporting rifles. The single-stage drop-in trigger group has a clean break with a short reset. The RA-140 SST has a 3.5-pound pull weight and a comfortable, rounded trigger.
“A sector of the market has been underserved. Until now, there wasn’t a quality trigger group available around the $100 price point,” says Chris Barger, president of RISE Armament. “The RA-140 performs as well as trigger groups that are double the cost. Now, no one has an excuse to use a mil-spec trigger.”
The RA-140 SST retails for $119 but is available for an introductory price of $99. It is available at JSE Surplus, Fatboy Tacticial, Ground Zero Precision, Primary Arms, and Red Barn Armory.
“Upgrading the trigger is one of the most important, impactful, and easy changes people can make to their rifles. It’s incredible how much more accurate and enjoyable a good trigger is when compared to the mil-spec triggers that come standard in most weapons,” Barger adds.
Like all RISE products, the RA-140 SST is manufactured and assembled in RISE’s Oklahoma-based facility according to stringent AS9100 aerospace requirements. It is precision CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum. Each trigger group is contained in a black 8625 hardcoat anodized aluminum housing. Its self-contained design makes it easy to install with no fine-tuning needed.
Meanwhile, the media have treated the budding partnership between the ascendant Black Lives Matter and the perennially frustrated gun control movement as if it were the most natural thing in the world — probably because both efforts lean left. That alliance, however, is truly unlikely, even nonsensical. Historically, civil rights and gun control have been at odds. The blunt fact is that one side seeks to rein in law enforcement, while the other wishes to give it more power.
Murdoc’s made this argument in conversation several times but he always ends up getting treated like a racist.
One part of this alliance claims that police are brutal and out of control and cannot be trusted to the point where civil unrest is the only way to stand up for basic human rights and defense against brutality by those in power. Another part says only the police can be trusted with guns.
It’s almost like they’re not making any sense.
Or maybe they’re both just tools for the same puppet masters.