Monday, November 24, 2008

Chipped ? Are U the 21st century Jew?

2 of us today at work tried to explain to another co-worker that the bio finger print the company wants to impliment is in step the commie ways.
He does not think so, yet another beliver who has lived in the U.S. for 40 years and remembers communist Poland. He said all these things happening now are identical to what he grew up with.
So, if ya don't think want some of us are saying is true go ask a former Soviet Bloc resident.

Do a little look see on IBM's history and death camps.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Maine Lynx caught ~ found dead


Accidental lynx killing investigated in MaineArticle Date:
Thursday, November 20, 2008

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ Wildlife officials are looking into the accidental killing of a Canada lynx by a trapper in far northern Maine.In a letter to U.S. District Judge, an attorney for the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said the lynx was found Nov. 17 by a trapper in northern Aroostook County.

Officials with Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating whether the trap was legally set. The discovery of the lynx could have implications for a federal court case that is seeking additional restrictions on trapping to protect populations of lynx.

The plaintiffs say state officials are violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing trapping practices that can harm, kill or harass lynx, which are listed as a threatened species.___

Information from: Bangor Daily News,

Waxman controlls Commerce committe

USA Today [url=]Waxman ~ 100% HSUS[/url] Waxman ousts Dingell for top House chairmanship
Detroit Free Press - 47 minutes agoBy TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF • November 20, 2008 Michigan lost a key ally and the auto industry a staunch supporter at the helm of a powerful congressional panel as John Dingell was replaced by Henry Waxman as chairman of the House ...Waxman unseats Dingell as House energy committee chair Christian Science Monitor

Monday, November 17, 2008

Waxman Coup in the works

What's even funnier is all those people who voted for Obie 1 never thought he'd have the Clintons tagging along , back in power again.
LOL YEA! You got change now
Waxman Coup Worries Moderates

By Tory Newmyer Roll Call Staff

November 10, 2008

Facing the prospect of a liberal surge in House Democratic senior ranks, party moderates in the Blue Dog and New Democrats coalitions are banding together to make sure centrist lawmakers prevail in two critical internal fights.
Leaders of the two groups were in talks last week to plot rallying support for Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.) in his bid to beat back a challenge for his gavel from liberal Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and to enlist Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), a New Democrats leader, to run for the vice chairmanship of the Caucus.
The coordination marks a departure for the groups, which have not traditionally worked together, and a shared fear that with Democrats preparing to take control of all levers of political power, moderates could get steamrolled by emboldened liberals.
"We’re very concerned about the direction that some are trying to move our majority," said Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), Blue Dog co-chairman for communications.
Leaders of both groups were working the phones last week to round up support for Dingell, the 27-term dean of the House, in his counteroffensive against Waxman’s surprise challenge. Ross and Reps. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) and John Tanner (D-Tenn.), both senior Blue Dogs, joined Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the New Democrats, on Dingell’s 26-member team.
"There are definitely conversations going on" among leaders of the groups to find support within their respective ranks for Dingell, a senior New Democrats aide said.
Dingell and Waxman aides alike are trying to frame their contest as centered on who will make the most effective legislator — and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), an ally of both, likewise played down the notion that the fight will highlight an ideological rift in the Caucus. But Dingell, an ardent defender of his home-state auto industry, and Waxman, an ally of environmentalists, have taken dramatically different approaches to climate change and energy issues in the past — debates expected to be prominent next year.
It is not yet clear how strongly New Democrats will rally to Dingell’s defense. With 60 members, they present a vote-rich source of support. But the group emphasizes green
technology and high-tech innovation — priorities that are at times at odds with the manufacturing base Dingell champions.
Leaders of the groups are working together to draft Crowley into a leadership bid.
Ross said he and other Blue Dog leaders called Crowley last week and encouraged him to jump into the race for the Caucus vice-chairmanship, the fifth-ranking slot in leadership. Crowley, who lost a bid for that post in early 2006, has not yet announced whether he will run. So far, Reps. Xavier Becerra (Calif.) and Marcy Kaptur (Ohio) have entered the race. Also thought to be eyeing the race are Reps. Kendrick Meek (Fla.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.).
Crowley is not a Blue Dog, but Ross said members of his group understand that the New Yorker would be their best shot at adding a moderate to the leadership team. It reflects a recognition that Blue Dogs themselves, mainly white Southerners from rural districts, can’t run one of their own and hope to win over a majority of a heavily diverse Caucus representing mostly urban and suburban areas.
With a Crowley bid, the moderate faction would in effect be hoping to recover a leadership seat they are losing with the exit of Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) — a New Democrat with razor-sharp instincts. Emanuel announced last week he is quitting the House to take a job as President-elect Obama’s chief of staff.
Taken together, the contests present key tests of an unformed alliance between the groups that could prove a force in the next Congress. But much remains in the air. The groups have at times struggled to maintain unity within their own ranks. And it is not yet clear how they would work together to shape the agenda next year.
Aside from broadly centrist tendencies, the two groups don’t have much in common. While most Blue Dogs represent socially conservative, rural districts, most New Democrats hail from socially progressive, suburban districts. On policy, Blue Dogs are fiscal hawks that have been singularly focused on defending pay-as-you-go budgeting rules. New Democrats have trained their attention on promoting free trade and a high-tech agenda. They mostly backed the Wall Street bailout, which split the Blue Dogs, and are now focused on regulatory modernization of the financial markets.
"I can’t even wrap my brain around how that would work in an Obama administration," a senior New Democrats aide said. "There will be conversations, but it’s premature right now."
Ross said the groups will work in concert to prevent a liberal overreach that would spell a repeat of the mistakes Democrats made in the early 1990s. "We’re not going to be the most
popular folks in our party, but we’re going to ensure that we as a party govern from the middle and not the extremes," he said. "And we’ve got the votes to keep that from happening."
Against the backdrop of the ideological rift, the fight over the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce panel continued to rage on Friday, with both sides deploying their whip teams to sew up support among their colleagues.
While Waxman’s announcement last week caught Dingell flat-footed, whispers of a coup attempt by the Californian have persisted in Dingell circles for months. In June, in a move Dingell allies insist was unrelated, the Michigan Democrat backed off his longtime resistance to opening a leadership political action committee and founded the Wolverine PAC. Corporate donations poured in, and Dingell tapped the funds to spread about $80,000 to moderate incumbents and challengers, according to CQ MoneyLine.
Waxman has been using his own account to engender goodwill with colleagues for considerably longer. While Dingell is one of the most recent Democrats to kick off such a fund, Waxman was the first House lawmaker to open a leadership PAC, founding his L.A. PAC in the late 1970s to boost his bid for a subcommittee gavel. Waxman used the account to dole out about $238,000 to Democrats this cycle.

Waxman vs Dingell the battle rages

Beverly Hills rich may decide our lifestyles!

K Street Quietly Comes to Dingell’s Aid

By Anna Palmer Roll Call Staff

November 13, 2008, 10:18 a.m.

With the gavel for the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee hanging in the balance, Democratic lobbyists are rallying behind current Chairman John Dingell (Mich.), as he tries to fend off a well-publicized power grab for the job by Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.).
While discussions for House leadership races are typically done at the Member level, several former Dingell staffers said that hasn’t stopped them from working the phones to put in a good word for the Capitol Hill denizen.
In particular, K Street has sought to convince members of the Blue Dog Coalition, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the New Democrats to back Dingell against Waxman, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
"Lobbyists are doing intelligence gathering, talking to lawmakers they are on a first-name relationship basis with," said one lobbyist, who has made calls to drum up support for Dingell.
Still, lobbyists said their activity has been tempered by not wanting to appear too far out in front of Dingell’s Capitol Hill whip team.
There is also concern among lobbyists that Waxman could try to paint Dingell as being too close to downtown.
"For folks on K Street it’s just not wise to get too actively involved," said the lobbyist.
The House Democratic Caucus is expected to vote in a secret ballot on the chairmanship next week.
Since he was first elected in 1955 to fill the seat of his father, Rep. John Dingell Sr. (D-Mich.), the younger Dingell has amassed a formidable K Street presence.
His network spans the health care, energy, manufacturing and telecom industry sectors.
Dingell has forged strong ties with former senior aides-turned-lobbyists, including John Orlando of CBS Corp., Ryan Modlin at the National Association of Manufacturers, Marda Robillard of Van Scoyoc Associates, and Alan Roth of US Telecom. He’s also close to Reid Stuntz of Hogan & Hartson and solo practitioner Michael Barrett.
Dingell’s Chief of Staff Michael Robbins is primarily running his whip operation. Robbins reached out to Dingell alumni and friends with a late-night e-mail last Thursday, acknowledging that many had offered "support and assistance." The e-mail missive included talking points and press clips for them to use. Further, Robbins asked K Streeters to "gather intelligence" from Members and staff.
After receiving their marching orders, lobbyists said they have been quietly reaching out to lawmakers and helping staff strategize potential pickups in the chairmanship race to ensure that Dingell would continue to run the committee.
Notwithstanding the call for downtown’s help, Dingell spokeswoman Jodi Seth said her boss’s focus is on Capitol Hill.
"Chairman Dingell has long-standing relationships with lots of people in Washington who have called and offered their help, but Dingell sees this as an election among Members of Congress," Seth said in an e-mail.
Waxman’s spokeswoman declined to comment about the gavel race.
For many it’s not just about loyalty to Dingell.
Should Waxman be successful in his attempt to oust Dingell, he would wield considerable power as the House gets ready to tee up climate change and health care reform. That, in turn, could force companies into a far more defensive lobbying posture since Waxman is likely to call for much stricter regulations against industry.
Although Waxman’s move to wrest control of the committee from Dingell appeared to catch the Michigan lawmaker by surprise, rumors have been swirling for weeks that Waxman might make a move for the enviable post.
Both Waxman and Dingell have long had financial support from industry as the No. 1 and No. 2 Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Coming from the home state of the Big Three automakers, Dingell has received more than $625,000 over the past two decades from automakers, more money than all other Members of the House have received from the industry since 1989, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Waxman has also had generous contributions from industry, including insurance company Aflac, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association, all of which have large stakes in the upcoming health care debate.
Both Members also have leadership political action committees, which can be used to curry favor with fellow Members. Since opening the Wolverine PAC in June, Dingell has spread the wealth to colleagues, contributing about $80,000 to moderate incumbents and challengers, according to CQ MoneyLine.
Waxman has long had a leadership PAC, founding LA PAC in the late 1970s. He has contributed about $238,000 to Democrats this cycle.
While walking softly is the norm downtown in leadership races, the National Mining Association is one industry group openly supporting Dingell’s retention of the chairmanship.
"It strikes us that Chairman Dingell is more likely coming from Detroit to have a sensitivity to the current economic plight of the country when he looks at the various serious issues before the committee than Mr. Waxman, who is from Beverly Hills," NMA spokesman Luke Popovich said.
The Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance has also come out in support of Dingell. In an e-mail blast to more than 22,000 members, SAOVA urged its grass-roots network to contact their Member of Congress about what they argue is an important voice of moderation.
"He’s a voice of moderation where the large California cabal is scary as hell," said Bob Kane, chairman emeritus of SAOVA.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

NYC Mayor Bloomberg~Bilderberg

It's not enough these guys have the bull by the balls, now they want to create their own kingdoms with us as slaves.
Sure sucks when the working man has to bail out the wealthy and our government helps them every damm time!

Mayor Billderberg faces more resistance in bid for third term a coalition of elected officials, including former Staten Island borough president Guy Molinari, have filed suit against New York City, questioning the constitutionality of extending term limits without a public vote.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, said: “In the United States, the right to vote is a fundamental right and votes have consequences. This bedrock democratic principal does not crumble in the face of a weakened economy, nor should it be violated for the direct benefit of specific individual elected officials.” The lawsuit seeks to prevent the Board of Elections from listing term-limited city officials on the ballot in next year’s election.

State lawmakers have also expressed concern about the mayor’s term limit extension. Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn) and Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) have introduced legislation to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city lawmakers from seeking third terms without winning approval from city voters in a referendum.

Click here to access Assemblyman Jeffries’ press release.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bail Out ~ the screwing of the people continues

You'll feel better me letting you know now that New World Order just screwed us "again" out in the open.

Who Got Bailout Money So Far?
, November 14, 2008
- 2008-11-12

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The Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan, also known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), is one of the main U.S. tools to address the financial crisis.
The Treasury Department on October 14 set aside $250 billion of the program to buy senior preferred shares and warrants in banks, thrifts and other financial institutions. Half that money was allocated to nine big banks, the Treasury Department has said. Another $38 billion has since been earmarked for regional or small banks, according to statements from individual banks.
On Monday, the department announced its single-biggest TARP investment -- $40 billion in American International Group -- which the government said would not come from the $250 billion bank capital program.
The TARP has so far committed the following funding:
AIG $40 billion
JP Morgan $25 billion
Citigroup $25 billion
Wells Fargo $25 billion
Bank of America $15 billion
Merrill Lynch $10 billion
Goldman Sachs $10 billion
Morgan Stanley $10 billion
PNC Financial Services $7.7 billion
Bank of New York Mellon $3 billion
State Street Corp $2 billion
Capital One Financial $3.55 billion
Fifth Third Bancorp $3.45 billion
Regions Financial $3.5 billion
SunTrust Banks $3.5 billion
BB&T Corp $3.1 billion
KeyCorp $2.5 billion
Comerica $2.25 billion
Marshall & Ilsley Corp $1.7 billion
Northern Trust Corp $1.5 billion
Huntington Bancshares $1.4 billion
Zions Bancorp $1.4 billion
First Horizon National $866 million
City National Corp $395 million
Valley National Bancorp $330 million
UCBH Holdings Inc $298 million
Umpqua Holdings Corp $214 million
Washington Federal $200 million
First Niagara Financial $186 million
HF Financial Corp $25 million
Bank of Commerce $17 million
TOTAL: $203.08 billion
In addition to the TARP program's $40 billion capital injection into AIG, the Federal Reserve is providing the company with up to $112.5 billion in separate loans and funds for asset purchases. Aid to the huge insurance company came after counterparties and rating downgrades forced AIG to post large amounts of collateral for its credit derivatives positions.
Some other insurers are interested in cash infusions, but must own a thrift or bank in order to qualify under the terms of Treasury's current capital injection program.
The TARP program set a November 14 deadline for smaller banks to apply for capital injection funds remaining in the pool of $250 billion. The deadline will be extended for non-publicly traded banks.
The government's preferred shares will pay dividends of 5 percent annually for the first five years and 9 percent after that until the institution repurchases them. Participating banks must comply with Treasury restrictions on executive compensation, which limit tax deductibility of senior executive pay to $500,000. They require bonuses to be "clawed back" if earnings statements or gains are later proven to be materially inaccurate and prohibit "golden parachute" payments to senior executives.
Struggling automakers General Motors Corp, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler LLC have requested tens of billions of dollars in Treasury aid under TARP. However, the Bush administration says the TARP program was designed by Congress to help the financial service sector, not the auto industry.
The remaining $350 billion in TARP funding can be accessed only after the White House formally notifies Congress. U.S. House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank has said that if the initial banks participating in the program do not use the money for lending, Congress could block authorization of the final funding.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our Mission from newsletter

Our Mission
By BlackPowderBill
Recently I was going through some
old files and sorting things out. I came across
a newspaper article from 1980 that had a
picture of me standing and pointing. I was
pointing at a person in a packed high school
auditorium who were their to protest new
Naval Housing on the Willow Grove, Pa.
I made my point & spoke out in
favor of the new housing as I was representing
300 sailors. We never did get the new
housing. I've often wondered how many
times I've jumped on the horse to ride in a
crusade for others or thinking others were
behind me. Then I come to the realization
many of those who summoned me are still
looking for a saddle and horse. At the Rochester
Dome gun show in January while working
the SCOPE table hawking raffle tickets a
man passed by smiled and replied, we've
already lost the battle. I responded to those
that could hear me as he melted into the
crowd; he should be thrown out of the show.
Strong words you may say, not for me I'm
just being honest.
How often and how long are we
going to keep toting water for others who
will not plug the holes in their buckets? This
10% who do stuff is long over due for an
overhaul. People approach me and want to do
a gun owners rally, ya know like the MMM.
Heck we can't even get 50 people to the
Sportsmen's march on Albany. If any thing
was ever arranged for say even a 1,000 people
to meet you'd play hell trying to schedule
it between all the hunting, football, basketball
& baseball game seasons dates. To be blunt,
the last time I saw a few hundred guys together
on a crusade we were all in our military
So what do we do? Got me, I've
been doing this advocacy stuff since high
school. I've heard every lame excuse there is.
One of the problems is money, for the life of
me why our groups still struggle to make
ends meet I do not fully understand. After all
"we", being around way longer that the antis,
should be able to muster people and cash for
regular operations not just firefighting.
Look at it like this, the antis toss
out a few matches and we have to go scrambling
around spitting to put them out.
Antis get people on the ground
ready to roll just for the cause; sportsmen get
people looking for a free magazine. Ahhh,
and God forbid if it don't show up! If you are
in a group and getting a magazine is the reason
you joined your missing the true cause of
advocacy. People belong because they feel a
need to. People have a need to belong to a
group of like individuals. So, what do all
these "other" groups have in common? One
issue , pro life, pro choice, church folk have
God, antis have a commitment to deprive the
rest of the world pleasures.
Sportsmen have many causes and
inside those are the sub categories. This I feel
is the one main flaw why we can not combine
our resources. It seems everyone has
some special feeling towards a cause. Then
they toss in an entire concoction of other
causes that have absolutely no merit what so
ever in their original core belief. They wander
off on some short crusade about social
security or now days some internet fable and
then forward on an opinion to everyone they
know. Mean while someone like me is waiting
on a reply that will benefit those who are
sitting in front of a PC contemplating sending
off another mass of emails about mountain
lion attacks in New York.
In 2006 every sporting group I am
a member of sent out a request. This request
was for each one of us to go out and recruit a
new member. Now in 2007 I have reviewed
the membership numbers and see they did
not double nor did the numbers increase 10%
-things are flat.
So how are we going to get new
people? Well, you take this newsletters
membership application; pick a membership
level either 1-2 or 3 years. Write in your dead
beat friend's name. Ya know the one who
drives 50 miles round trip to save $2 dollars
on a box of ammo. Hand the application to
him so he can read it. Then tell him to give
you the money and you will mail his application
in. Thank him, shake his hand and pat
him on the back. He does not need an explanation
on why, he knows why.
See the fella at the gun show was
correct in his statement; "we have lost" because
some people failed to progress and
move into the 21st century. In fact most are
stuck in the 1960's, they want things to be the
way the used to be...or I should say the way
they want the world to be with their enhancements.
I figure these folks never knew what
was expected of them to begin with. No one
wanted to come out and correct them for fear
of upsetting that individual.
Ya know, ruin the balance in the
unbalanced dream. In the military we had a
person to tell us who, what, where & why.
You understood the mission, objective and
goal . Your mission is for SCOPE members
to attain a goal for SCOPE. That goal is to
double our membership. Each SCOPE member
is to go out and get one person to join
SCOPE. That's it - no other sub missions, no
free lancing while on deployment , no social
security problems , postage stamp bills or is
Hillary really a man stuff.
Now you've been told what to do &
it's only one task, just do this one thing, now.
Later on I'll have another mission assignment.

Regards BPB

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Service history 6yr 7 months

So here a a few of ships I served on. Yea I know NADC was not a ship nor was HC-3 or VA-122.
3 CNO safety awards
good conduct
expert rifle
markman pistol
Now I sit in a puter control room watching water boil.

Monday, November 10, 2008

USFW Colorao Lynx

Federal Register: November 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 217)][Notices] [Page 66213-66214]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
[][DOCID:fr07no08-25] -------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREForest Service Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Southern Rockies Lynx AmendmentAGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

Notice of Availability.-----------------------------------------------------------------------SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Forest Management Act, (NFMA), the USDA Forest Service announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Southern Rockies Lynx Amendment and the opening of the administrative appeal period.


The management direction will become effective 7 days after the date of publication of the legal notice published in the Denver Post, the newspaper of record. Administrative appeals must be postmarked or received within 45 days of the date the legal notice is published in the Denver Post.ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS and ROD are available upon request from the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 740 Simms St., Golden, Colorado 80401 or via the internet on the following Web site

This decision is subject to review through the administrative appeals process pursuant to 36 CFR 217.3. Any appeals must be postmarked or received by the Appeal Reviewing Officer within 45 days of the date the legal notices are published in the Denver Post, the newspaper of record. Any notice of appeal must be fully consistent with 36 CFR 217.9.

Addresses for submitting appeals can be founding the Record of Decision.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Martha Delporte, Regional Planner,, telephone 303-275-5381; or Nancy Warren, Regional Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species Program leader,, telephone 303-275-5064.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lawsuit Derails Nassau Handgun Ban


UPDATE: Lawsuit Derails Nassau Handgun Ban

Mineola, NY – November 07, 2008 – The Nassau County local law banning the possession of handguns mislabeled “deceptively colored” has been put on hold indefinitely pending the outcome of a legal challenge by gun-rights activists.

In June 2008, Nassau passed Local Law #5, criminalizing the possession and sale of "deceptively colored handguns” as a supposed danger to law enforcement. The law bans all handguns except for those that are "black, grey, silver, steel, nickel or army green." It does not grandfather currently owned guns and mandates that gun owners surrender all banned guns for destruction without any compensation, and with no opportunity to sell them outside the county.

Three New York State pistol licensees—Alan Chwick of Freeport, Edward Botsch of Franklin Square, and Thomas Fess of Rochester—instituted an Article 78 proceeding on July 23rd in Nassau Supreme Court (Index #: 013564/2008) to challenge the laws. The proceeding was filed pro se, with the assistance of a New York gun-rights activist and attorney.

The petition seeks a ruling that Nassau’s local law is invalid because it is “preempted” by New York State’s extensive gun control laws, which already ban “disguised guns.” Under the doctrine of preemption, localities may not pass laws in areas already regulated by state law, unless state law permits such local laws. The suit also seeks to overturn the law because it is vague and ambiguous, lacks standards for consistent enforcement, and violates the right to keep and bear arms under both the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and a similar provision of New York State Civil Rights Laws.

The proceeding was brought on the day the law was to go into effect, and sought a temporary restraining order and an injunction to stay enforcement of the law. That led to Nassau to enter into a binding stipulation not to enforce the law unless the court rules against the petitioners. Further, the Nassau County legislature reacted to the proceeding by amending the law to remove the prohibitions against gold plated, blued, and brown handguns.

The matter has been fully briefed and oral argument has been requested. The petitioners have retained attorney Robert Firriolo, a litigation partner in the New York office of Duane Morris LLP.

All documents pertaining to this proceeding have been made public, and are posted at

The local law challenged affects not only Nassau pistol licensees, but all New York gun owners and visitors to Nassau County. Anybody found with a banned handgun is subject to arrest and prosecution. The law is particularly hazardous to the many shooters who come into, or pass through, Nassau to participate in shooting events and have no way of knowing about this law. The suit was brought to protect the interests of all of law-abiding gun owners and dealers, most of whom are still unaware that many ordinary, popular and valuable handguns are banned. The law imposes a penalty of one year in jail and a $1000 fine.

Recognizing the importance of challenging this onerous law, the Shooters’ Committee On Political Education (SCOPE), of Tonawanda, N.Y., responded immediately to petitioners’ request for support from their Legal Defense Fund.

The petitioners are asking for donations to help fight this ridiculous and dangerous local law, which holds dire implications for New York’s gun owners if it is lost. A victory in this case may well be the springboard for challenging other New York gun control laws.
Please donate whatever you can to the SCOPE Legal Defense Fund.
Send donations to:
SCOPE, PO Box 12711, Rochester, NY 14612.

Please make checks payable to SCOPE, Inc., and note in the memo area of your check "Legal Defense Fund-Chwick v. Mulvey." All donations are greatly appreciated.

The petitioners continue to express their gratitude to SCOPE, the Freeport R&R Association Junior Club, and all those that have supported them.

For more information, contact:

Nassau County News Flash
Alan Chwick, Editor

Friday, November 7, 2008

Maine Lynx court date

This just sent by Skip Trask

Good evening trappers -

Hope your season is going well. I just received word that Judge Woodcock has scheduled oral arguments on the plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction in the lynx related lawsuit for this coming Monday, November 10th, at 1:00 PM, at the federal courthouse in Bangor.

As I'm sure you remember, the preliminary injunction motion submitted by the plaintiffs (WAM and AWI) would essentially end all land trapping in the Wildlife Management Districts frequented by lynx (WMDs 1 through 11 and 18).

The judge's decision could effect the remainder of the current trapping season. I know that this is a bad time of year to try to get trappers to travel to Bangor for a hearing, but our attorneys believe it would be helpful to our case if we could have some trappers in attendance.

Dana Johnson and I will both be there. It would be great if at least some of you could be there as well. There's a lot at stake! For those of you who plan to attend, please let me know by email at your earliest convenience so I can give our attorneys some idea of what to expect for a turnout. (Security is usually pretty tight at the courthouse, so you'll want to get there an hour or so before the hearing is scheduled to begin).

Thanks. Skip

bpb note, I read today that the USFW has a notice about lynx in Colorado.

Regards BPB

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Green Papers election numbers

Good link if you're looking for figures on election fallout with no media BS to read through.
General Election USA
"Established during the previous Millennium"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Nassau County Gun Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward

Nassau County Gun Ban Lawsuit Moves Forward

Back in June the Nassau Co. legislature passed Local Law #5 that would ban the possession of "deceptively colored" handguns on the premise that such guns could look like toys and pose a danger to law enforcement. This law bans all handguns except for those that are "black, grey, silver, steel, nickel or army green", gold plated and brown guns were added later with an amendment (a.k.a Local Law #9).

This law allows no grandfathering of currently owned guns and mandates that gun owners turn in any guns in violation of the law without compensation.

An Article 78 action was filed quickly by Nassau Co. residents Alan Chwick and Edward Botsch and Monroe Co. SCOPE member Tom Fess. The Article 78 action argues that the law is invalid based on a number of issues but most importantly that the County is preempted from banning handguns by NY Penal Law 265 and 400.

The law has been basically placed on hold, unenforceable, by the judge until this action plays out. The next step is oral arguments before the judge and the timing for that will be determined by the judge.

All public documents pertaining to this action have been posted at our website
www.SCOPEny. org on our Alerts page.

SCOPE was asked by the petitioners for support in the form of funds from our Legal Defense Fund and we immediately saw the importance of challenging this law and the SCOPE Board of Directors committed to that support. SCOPE is the only Second Amendment organization that has committed support, monetarily or otherwise, to this action.

We are asking SCOPE members to help replenish our Legal Defense Fund with any donation you can afford.

Donations can be sent to:
SCOPE, PO Box 12711
Rochester, NY 14612.

Please make checks out to SCOPE, Inc and note in the memo area of your check "for Legal Defense Fund". Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Ken Mathison, President
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