Which is the Best Concealed Carry Handgun for YOU in 2016?

“The best handgun for concealed carry is the one you have with you when you need it.”

OK, that statement is not quite right.  A handgun that you have with you may meet rule number one of a gunfight (bring a gun) but the handgun you have with you may be sub-optimal for the occasion.  Before we get to optimal, the adequate handgun is one with which you are well-trained and is powerful enough to destroy your target.  Broadly speaking, bigger calibers are more powerful than smaller calibers.  Please do realize that compared to most rifle calibers, handgun calibers are quite weak.

Here is the scenario:  You have decided to take the plunge.  You have finally decided to get your handgun carry permit.  Since “the best handgun for concealed carry for me” may well be different from “the best handgun for concealed carry for you,” you will have to do your own research.  Just to get a feel for how a handgun fits you, you can visit gun shows (as long as they are still legal), pawn shops and your local gun store.  Most sellers will happily let you handle the merchandise, particularly at a gun show.

Read the rest here at Newsfoxes.com.

 

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Hillary: Focused on Emoticons and Monkey Butts?

It’s becoming a monthly tradition — on the last day of the month, the State Department unloads thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

While Clinton maintains she never used her personal server to send or receive classified information, between 600 and 700 emails have been classified retroactively since the monthly releases began in May, according to Politico. The latest batch this month includes over 7,000 pages of new documents.

NPR recently published a story about Hillary Clinton’ latest email release and included “emoticons” and “monkey butts” in the title.  Yes, those are real subjects in the former Secretary of State’s emails.  The new email releases, of course, should not show any of those “retroactively” classified emails referenced above.   What they do show are things like this:

WHY IS YOUR CAPS LOCK ON???

So, there’s the Monkey Butt.  Here are the emoticons:

Clinton is 😦 about her Blackberry

When the secretary updated her phone, she lost a crucial ability. “I am quite bereft that I’ve lost the emoticons from my latest new old berry. Is there anyway I can add them?” Aide Philippe Reines writes her back, with what even admits is far too long of an answer for such a short question. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-( :-) :-)

OK, that emoticon email was pretty dull.  Let’s get back to those “retroactively” classified emails.  That is a little bit more foxy.

So far, we haven’t seen any reports that Mrs. Clinton actually sent any classified emails.  We do know that she received a significant number of classified emails.  The intelligence community (IC) analysis shows that some of the emails are classified up to the TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN level.  What does this mean?  The three classification levels (TOP SECRET, SECRET and CONFIDENTIAL) are ranked in order of the damage that compromise would do to national security.  TOP SECRET is the highest category, and is information that would cause exceptionally grave damage to national security if compromised.

The emails in question are even more sensitive than TOP SECRET with the additional caveats of SI and TK.  Let’s just say that the type of information held to be that level is extremely sensitive.  NOFORN means no foreign nationals can access the information.

By President Obama’ Executive Order 13526 (December 2009) the Secretary of State (among select other senior officials) was given the authority to classify documents up to and including the TOP SECRET level? Very few high-level positions within the government have Original Classification Authority (OCA). Very few.  Included in this executive order was an annual training requirement:

All original classification authorities must receive training in proper classification (including the avoidance of over-classification) and declassification as provided in this order and its implementing directives at least once a calendar year.

This is a Secretary of State that did not recognize highly classified information when she saw it. As an Original Classification Authority, she was obviously in over her head.

Did she even attend the required annual training?  Did she not know what she didn’t know?

She and her staff protected TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN level was protected as it if were UNCLASSIFIED.

Was it because she couldn’t recognize the difference, or was she just too focused on emoticons and monkey butts?

H/T [NPR]

Agenda 21 Has a New Name: Agenda 2030

The UN’s Agenda 21 Has a New Name: It is called Agenda 2030.

It has been about 4 or 5 years since the UN’s Agenda 21 began to be exposed for what it is.  Clearly it is due for re-packaging under a different name  (if you said “just like Common Core” you may tell yourself: “Good Job!”).  In case you’ve slept since Agenda 21 was revealed and exposed, here is what  Rosa Koire of Democrats Against Agenda 21 wrote:

UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world.  INVENTORY AND CONTROL.—-Rosa Koire – See more at: http://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/#sthash.k3z06Iky.dpuf

So, here’s what you have been waiting for — the pdf for the UN’s all new Agenda 2030:

Agenda_2030_UN

Sure, it is long and full of buzzwords….but for the sake of the children…..you need to read it.

 

Agenda 2030's 17 Goals
Agenda 2030’s 17 Goals

Here’s one candid evaluation of Agenda 2030:  This document describes nothing less than a global government takeover of every nation across the planet. The “goals” of this document are nothing more than code words for a corporate-government fascist agenda that will imprison humanity in a devastating cycle of poverty while enriching the world’s most powerful globalist corporations like Monsanto and DuPont.

For more of this evaluation see:  http://www.naturalnews.com/051058_2030_Agenda_United_Nations_global_enslavement.html#ixzz3q0sPnrmJ

An evaluation of Goal #2, also from that same Natural News article:

Goal 2) End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Translation: Invade the entire planet with GMOs and Monsanto’s patented seeds while increasing the use of deadly herbicides under the false claim of “increased output” of food crops. Engineer genetically modified plants to boost specific vitamin chemicals while having no idea of the long-term consequences of genetic pollution or cross-species genetic experiments carried out openly in a fragile ecosystem

If you’re not a huge Monsanto fan, you probably shouldn’t lobby in support of Agenda 2030.

Finally, Natural News’ evaluation of Goal #11:

Goal 11) Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Translation: Ban all gun ownership by private citizens, concentrating guns into the hands of obedient government enforcers who rule over an unarmed, enslaved class of impoverished workers. Criminalize living in most rural areas by instituting Hunger Games-style “protected areas” which the government will claim are owned by “the People” even though no people are allowed to live there. Force all humans into densely packed, tightly controlled cities where they are under 24/7 surveillance and subject to easy manipulation by government

If you know how important the Bill of Rights are to the United States, and in particular, the 2nd Amendment…..you probably shouldn’t lobby for Agenda 2030.

You’ll just have to take the time to read and digest this.  As always, do your own research.

Keep it frosty!

 

SECSTATE’s Original Classification Authority

Did you know that the Secretary of State has the authority to classify documents up to and including the TOP SECRET level? Very few high-level positions within the government have Original Classification Authority (OCA).  The Secretary of State’s OCA comes from the Original Classification Authority Executive Order that came as a follow on to Executive Order 13526 — Classified National Security Information, both issued by President Obama on 29 December 2009.

According to Executive Order 13526, an OCA is required to receive annual training in proper classification (including the avoidance of over-classification) and declassification.  The training must include instruction on the proper safeguarding of classified information.   OCAs that do not receive such mandatory training at least once within a calendar year shall have their classification authority suspended.   Thus, officials with OCA between 2010 and 2012 should have received this required training in 2010, 2011, and again in 2012.

Bottom Line:  As a trained OCA, there is no excuse for the failure to follow proper security procedures, nor for the failure to recognize highly classified information when it is encountered (e.g. on a non-government secured email account not accredited to handle classified information at any level).  This leads to another security failure (the failure to follow proper “spillage” procedures when that classified information is determined to be located on an unclassified medium).

So, now for the details.

By Executive Order, the Secretary of State and other senior officials were appointed as an OCA.

Here is how that appointment begins:

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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Executive Order 13526- Original Classification Authority

Pursuant to the provisions of section 1.3 of the Executive Order issued today, entitled “Classified National Security Information” (Executive Order), I hereby designate the following officials to classify information originally as “Top Secret” or “Secret”:

TOP SECRET

Executive Office of the President:

The Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor)

The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

The Director of National Drug Control Policy

The Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

The Chair or Co-Chairs, President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Departments and Agencies:

The Secretary of State

The Secretary of the Treasury

The Secretary of Defense

The Attorney General

The Secretary of Energy

The Secretary of Homeland Security

The Director of National Intelligence

The Secretary of the Army

The Secretary of the Navy

The Secretary of the Air Force

The Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Director, Information Security Oversight Office

 

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The reference is to this document, published the same day:

 

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Executive Order 13526- Classified National Security Information

This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information, including information relating to defense against transnational terrorism.  Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their Government.  Also, our Nation’s progress depends on the free flow of information both within the Government and to the American people.  Nevertheless, throughout our history, the national defense has required that certain information be maintained in confidence in order to protect our citizens, our democratic institutions, our homeland security, and our interactions with foreign nations.  Protecting information critical to our Nation’s security and demonstrating our commitment to open Government through accurate and accountable application of classification standards and routine, secure, and effective declassification are equally important priorities.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

PART 1 — ORIGINAL CLASSIFICATION

Section 1.1.  Classification Standards.  (a)  Information may be originally classified under the terms of this order only if all of the following conditions are met:

(1)  an original classification authority is classifying the information;

(2)  the information is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government;

(3)  the information falls within one or more of the categories of information listed in section 1.4 of this order; and

(4)  the original classification authority determines that the unauthorized disclosure of the information reasonably could be expected to result in damage to the national security, which includes defense against transnational terrorism, and the original classification authority is able to identify or describe the damage.

(b)  If there is significant doubt about the need to classify information, it shall not be classified.  This provision does not:

(1)  amplify or modify the substantive criteria or procedures for classification; or

(2)  create any substantive or procedural rights subject to judicial review.

(c)  Classified information shall not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure of identical or similar information.

(d)  The unauthorized disclosure of foreign government information is presumed to cause damage to the national security.

Sec. 1.2.  Classification Levels.  (a)  Information may be classified at one of the following three levels:

(1)  “Top Secret” shall be applied to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the original classification authority is able to identify or describe.

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The Executive Order continues by describing the training required to be an OCA in Section 1.3, (5)(d):

Sec. 1.3.  Classification Authority. 

(5)  Delegations of original classification authority shall be reported or made available by name or position to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.(d)  All original classification authorities must receive training in proper classification (including the avoidance of over-classification) and declassification as provided in this order and its implementing directives at least once a calendar year.  Such training must include instruction on the proper safeguarding of classified information and on the sanctions in section 5.5 of this order that may be brought against an individual who fails to classify information properly or protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure.  Original classification authorities who do not receive such mandatory training at least once within a calendar year shall have their classification authority suspended by the agency head or the senior agency official designated under section 5.4(d) of this order until such training has taken place.  A waiver may be granted by the agency head, the deputy agency head, or the senior agency official if an individual is unable to receive such training due to unavoidable circumstances.  Whenever a waiver is granted, the individual shall receive such training as soon as practicable.

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Here are the types of information that can be classified, as directed by the Executive Order:

Sec. 1.4.  Classification Categories.  Information shall not be considered for classification unless its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause identifiable or describable damage to the national security in accordance with section 1.2 of this order, and it pertains to one or more of the following:

(a)  military plans, weapons systems, or operations;

(b)  foreign government information;

(c)  intelligence activities (including covert action), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology;

(d)  foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;

(e)  scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to the national security;

(f)  United States Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities;

(g)  vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, or protection services relating to the national security; or

(h)  the development, production, or use of weapons of mass destruction.

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