Monday, September 26, 2011


The Judges and Police Conference of Erie County will feature a program regarding the use of force and deadly force at their dinner meeting on October 6. The program will be part of their monthly dinner meeting and will open the forum for the public. The J & PC is an organization dedicated to law enforcement and the legal community. Non-members are invited to attend.

The dinner meeting will be held at Lucarelli’s Restaurant, 1080 Abbot Road . Lackawanna , NY at 6 PM and will feature County Court Judge, Hon. Kenneth Case, Sheriff Timothy Howard and defense attorney Daniel Killelea. Front Page columnist, Budd Schroeder will moderate the panel discussion.

The program will discuss what happens when a person is involved in an encounter ending with the use of deadly force and how they should handle the situation, starting with the call to 911, dealing with the police, and how to conduct themselves when describing the incident to the authorities.

The cost of the dinner is $30 and reservations are necessary. For those who would like to attend, call Debra Ritz at 868-6145.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wayne County Federation youth Pheasant hunt

I can uderstand Keith's frustration being a former WCFSC President.

To all,

I drove to the Audubon Center in Savannah late this A.M. and took a look at the sign-up sheet for I the Youth Hunt scheduled for October 8th, 2011; 4 were listed for the pheasant hunt and just one for the waterfowl hunt. We need a total of 25 for the first one and the waterfowl should have about 5 more but we will take what we can get.

      I also picked up info sheets dated 9/19/11 and have handed out a few.

 The contact person for sign-up is Frank Moses and can be reached at 315-365-3580 or

 If anyone knows kids that would go to this have them contact Frank and mention they heard about it through the Wayne County Sportsman's Federation federation.
Keith Youngs
Wayne County Sportsman's Federation

Friday, September 23, 2011

BPB Schumer MIA on gun runner

FICA on West Hollywood fur ban

The Facts

In a complete mockery of the legislative process, the West Hollywood City Council voted 5 - 0 to move to a second reading of the ordinance to ban the sale of fur apparel in the City of West Hollywood. It is important to note that no actual ordinance has yet been passed.

The city moved without any vetting of retailers and without review of an independent economic impact study that showed 46% of the apparel retailers – which translates to over 90 stores in West Hollywood who sell fur.

We have built an exceptionally strong coalition of retailers that have been fighting this battle. Included in this coalition are the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and The Avenues, the group representing the four biggest business development districts in town. For the first time in history, these two groups unanimously opposed an ordinance presented by the City Council and, even after Monday’s meeting, they are continuing in their opposition to support our efforts.

What’s Next?

Yesterday our Executive Director, Keith Kaplan, did 16 media interviews (see some of the links attached) and by-in-large the coverage has ranged from neutral to overwhelmingly in our favor. A KTLA poll this morning indicated that 61% of respondents were opposed to the actions of the City Council. Even among social media sites such as Twitter and TMZ, largely utilized by the young and socially conscious, are trending in our favor.

Our legal team at Kelley Drye and their litigation team in Los Angeles are hard at work identifying legal challenges to the ban and we are liaising with attorneys for key retailers and designers. Several of these well known names, including Balenciaga and Alberta Ferretti, have already notified their landlords that they intend to terminate their leases and move out of the city and their legal teams have called on us to band together.

Our Ongoing Voice

The FICA office is moving forward with daily press releases and media stories on this issue and continues to work with a number of high-profile media outlets, updating them regularly. A story will be posted on later today titled “RIP: West Hollywood” that will include quotes from high-profile stylists, retailers and other prominent members of the community. We are working with the Chamber to barrage the City Council members with updates of the articles and polls indicating the strong trend of public sentiment against this ordinance. We are also in the process of setting up a facebook page, West Hollywood R.I.P, to provide an easily accessible outlet for the City Hall staffers and the City Council members to see the latest news on the issue.

We cannot make any promises about what the City Council will finally decide on this issue, but we are continuing to fight vigorously. As an adjunct, we are using the issue effectively as a media platform to promote positive fur messages.

Call to Action

We encourage you to send your comments to . As animal rights extremists across the country are writing in, we should do the same…no matter where you live. Some of the vital facts to highlight would be:

 Talk about our industry’s humane and responsible treatment of animals.

 Note that we use no endangered species and we work closely with wildlife management agencies to manage populations of species used in the fur trade.

 Tell them that every species used by the trade is an abundant, or more abundant than populations of a century ago.

 Talk to them about the furriers respect for and support of their communities; their support of charitable endeavors.

 Remind them that the cash register truly tells us what the consumer wants, and the news is that consumers want fur.

 Finally, tell them that your customer, who is affluent and travels, is upset about this ordinance and has been telling you they will avoid West Hollywood in their travels.

Feel free to contact our office with any questions by reaching out to Our most recent press release, along with links to some of the ongoing press coverage, is attached.

Thank you for your support.
Your FICA Team

National and Local Coverage on West Hollywood Fur Ban

National and Local Coverage on West Hollywood Fur Ban

To date, we have conducted the following press interviews around this issue

 WWD- 9/20/11
 The New York Times (Los Angeles bureau)- 9/20/11
 LA Tines (x2)
 Non Stop News LA –NBC LA on air (x2) 9/16/11 and 9/20/11
 Southern California Public Radio (southern California public radio KPCC airtalk with Larry Mantle) 89.3 - 9/21/11 (postponed due to breaking news story)
 CNBC – 9/20/11
 Annenberg Radio News (USC talk radio Station) – 9/20/11
 ABC News National – 9/20/11
 CBS Kcal News (x 2)– 9/20/11
 ABC News local( x2) - 9/20/11
 Fox News LA – 9/19/11
 WeHo News (online publication) – 9/18




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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

West Hollwood fur ban...poll, go vote em out.

Lets light up the wires!

Fur Information Council of America

Please tell the West Hollywood city council that you do not support
the ban on fur, their support of animal rights extremists and their
complete lack of objectivity and due process in moving forward on an
ordinance damaging to local business and infringing on personal

Thank you
Nicole Smith
Director of Membership Services
(323) 782.1700

For daily scoop on fashion trends, commentary and fur insight visit

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting

Gun store owner had misgivings about ATF sting

My God! This is/was wrong on so many levels. I suppose in the end,once it's forgotten, but by a few it will be yesterdays news.

By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times

September 11, 2011, 9:14 p.m.
Reporting from Glendale and Rio Rico, Ariz.— In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door.

For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads of cash he normally would have turned away, he sold pistols, rifles and semiautomatics. He was assured by the ATF that they would follow the guns, and that the surveillance would lead the agents to the violent Mexican drug cartels on the Southwest border.

When Howard heard nothing about any arrests, he questioned the agents. Keep selling, they told him. So hundreds of thousands of dollars more in weapons, including .50-caliber sniper rifles, walked out of the front door of his store in a Glendale, Ariz., strip mall.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Environmentalism and Animal Rights ~Ayn Rand

Environmentalism and Animal Rights More

"[O]bserve that in all the propaganda of the ecologists—amidst all their appeals to nature and pleas for "harmony with nature"—there is no discussion of man's needs and the requirements of his survival. Man is treated as if he were an unnatural phenomenon. Man cannot survive in the kind of state of nature that the ecologists envision—i.e., on the level of sea urchins or polar bears. . . .

In order to survive, man has to discover and produce everything he needs, which means that he has to alter his background and adapt it to his needs. Nature has not equipped him for adapting himself to his background in the manner of animals. From the most primitive cultures to the most advanced civilizations, man has had to manufacture things; his well-being depends on his success at production. The lowest human tribe cannot survive without that alleged source of pollution: fire. It is not merely symbolic that fire was the property of the gods which Prometheus brought to man. The ecologists are the new vultures swarming to extinguish that fire."

[Ayn Rand (1971), "The Anti-Industrial Revolution," Return of the Primitive, 277.]

"The nature of an ideology is not determined by majority vote—but by logic, by analyzing its essence and its necessary implications. The logic of environmentalism, for example, leads to a society without technology . . . even if various environmentalists . . . would deny this . . . The full implications of an ideology’s central principle are often evaded by its adherents.
[Peter Schwartz (1985), "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty," Voice of Reason.]

Thursday, September 1, 2011

DOJ Raids Gibson Guitars, But Mum's Still the Word on 'Fast and Furious'

Well people need any more proof of the intent of the government.

Sheeple will the government lure them in again? YES

Next week the government will announce the new "jobs" plan. Anyone want to bet me it has to do with the hiring of special people? For the Government to help the people....ya know committees to oversee government hiring.


The mandate, Executive Order 13583, is titled, "A Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce." from nlpc" ###

Rochester,NY D&C ran a full page article on not being able to hire qualified minorities from with-in the cities limits. They petitioned a Judge to grant them to hire from outside the cities limits.

Let us count the ways the sheeple from 2008 will again be led to the Flavor-aid table on another promise.

With Sharpton now a msnbc puppet I'm sure we'll see a new surge of special reports.

 Let us go back to the 80's of the forced hiring of morons.

A period of which this country has not recovered from.