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T-S-A! T-S-A!, Student Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus, Big Sis Mum Before Congress On Billion-Bullet Stash, Israeli Leader Calls Obama’s Speech ‘Filth,’ Prez Tweets Bloody Beatle’s Glasses Pic To Woo Support For Gun Grab: Friday Morning News Roundup 3-22-2013

March 22, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

  • A 61-year-old French national donned an Air France outfit and made it all the way to a comfortable seat in the cockpit before airline personnel — not the Transportation Security Administration — checked his credentials and gave him the boot. “He had an Air France shirt. He had an Air France bag. He had some identification that looked like he was a crew member from Air France,” a local cop said afterward.
  • A Mormon student taking a course in Intercultural Communications at Florida Atlantic University was suspended from class after refusing to participate in an “exercise” in which the professor asked everyone to write “Jesus” on a piece of paper, fold it up and stomp on it. Universities and free thought, eh?
  • A couple of Congressmen say Janet Napolitano and other Department of Homeland Security officials “refuse to answer” why DHS has horded enough gun ammo to wage a 20-year war. “[C]ongress has a responsibility to ask Secretary Napolitano as to exactly why these purchases have occurred,” said one.
  • Members of the Knesset, Israel’s lawmaking body, are reflecting on President Barack Obama’s visit to the Mideast with musings like “I thought Obama had a greater understanding of the diplomatic process between us and the Palestinians.” One said the President’s speech had “a lot of filth in the middle.”
  • Obama’s Twitter account retweeted a picture from Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow, showing some gore smeared across the dead Beatle’s glasses, taken the day he was murdered. The photo is accompanied by a reminder that more than 1 million people have been killed by guns since Lennon’s death in 1980.

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • David S. Wilkinson

    The student should have asked the professor, “are we also going to stomp on peices of paper with Buddha, Mohammed, Ghandi, Allah and Vishnu” If we’re studying cultures shouldn’t we stomp on the deities of all cultures. Fair is Fair. I would wonder what the professors response would be.

    • waitman40@hotmail.com

      Put atheist on one of those pieces of paper too. I don’t believe in any of it, but he shouldn’t have been forced to do that against his religious beliefs. Could the professor not have just made up a name to put on the paper?

    • Mike in MI

      David, David, David -
      “Fair” is not “fair” unless it represents Marxism first, at the end and in between – only. It is only Good in our pubic “education” system if it stomps on anything that represents TRUTH or if it factually misrepresents anything older than 200 years that is considered traditional and acceptable. Since Jesus Christ is the greatest TRUTH (The Way and The Life and no one can approach all the way to God’s Throne by any other expedition) representation ever born, died and arisen from the dead he must be degraded, defamed, defiled, deprecated and derogated in, for, by and through every means possible.
      Any and every tyrant or behind the scenes mighty conspirator knows or learns experientially that it doesn’t take many walking, talking, God-respecting Christians to tear down any and every destructive edifice evil erects. Been that way for a couple millenia.

      Therefore, everything possible must be done to put it down, take it down, make it look bad, make everything else look superior to Godliness or TRUTH and get rid of any vestiges, influences, sayings, memorials and favorable images of Jesus, The Christ. Everything negative or error ridden stays up.

      The TRUTH presented in the letters of the Apostle Paul and Luke’s “Acts of the Apostles” is the only thing the Devil fears – with reason, too. He will try to get everybody to believe (and has pretty much succeeded) ANYthing ELSE but those ideas. Because God responds to them in power. (For instance, “church” focuses on Jesus’ death. God focuses on the arisen Lord Jesus Christ, demonstrated in Acts and explained in Paul’s letters.)

  • Vicki

    “The photo is accompanied by a reminder that more than 1 million people have been killed by guns since Lennon’s death in 1980.”

    Guns do NOT kill people. We have proof.
    http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/23/do-guns-kill-people-pistol-shotgun-assault-rifle-put-to-the-test/

    Now 1 million sounds like a big number which is why it is used to try and get you emotional and willing to give up YOUR rights to the best tools for defense.

    In 1980 there were ~227 million Americans in the US. Today there are ~315 million

    So without adding them all up lets take JUST today’s numbers Lets further make the assumption that each of the more than 1 million people killed by people where tool=gun was killed by just 1 person. Meaning that the killer killed just 1 person ever. Since more then is a number with no top we will use ~ instead. We will also presume that the number is not padded by justified killings and are only murders.

    So what they are saying is they want YOU to give up your rights because in the past ~30 years 0.3% (That’s 3 tenths of ONE percent) of what is the CURRENT population killed someone. Even children know that it is NOT FAIR to punish the innocent for the acts of a few. Stop punishing the innocent. STOP IT. STOP IT NOW.

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