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US Post Office Is in the Market for Ammo

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The US Post Office is not a law enforcement agency. So why does it need ?

Oh, I get why. For the same reason that the needs 72,000 rounds of .40 caliber ammo, the needs 46,000 rounds of the same, the needs 174,000 rounds, and the needs to blow $80,000 on Glocks and $17,000 on shotguns.

Update on Idaho Campus Carry SB 1254

2014-03-12 SB 1254 Signed into law by Governor Otter, to take effect July 1, 2014.

made it out of Senate State Affairs committee and the full Senate.  It has gone to the House where it sits in their State Affairs committee.  I am still hoping this passes and is signed into law.

2014-02-26: Recently an email was sent out by the university administration to all students, faculty, and staff.  It was, as could be expected, very critical of the bill.  I'm no lawyer, but I had some issues with the text of the message and respectfully disagree on a number of points.  Excerpts from that email are below.

This bill permits those with certain permits to carry concealed weapons on campus except in residence halls and in public entertainment facilities with seating capacity of 1000 or more. Naturally, folks are focusing on this being about concealed weapons being allowed on campus. But under Idaho law, anyone with a concealed carry permit can also openly carry a weapon.

Death of the orange?

Well this would suck. :

A story that has been growing to alarming dimensions in Florida orange country is breaking through to national media, as the  delivers the astonishing news that we might be only a decade away from the effective end of oranges and their juice at our breakfast table.  It’s because of a Chinese bacterial invasion known as “huanglongbing,” a presently incurable disease that spreads like cancer, thanks to an insect that acquires the bacteria by feeding on infected trees and spreads it to healthy trees it infests.  It’s basically the orange-tree version of mosquito-borne malaria.

The Post describes huanglongbing’s effects: “Roots become deformed.  Fruits drop from limbs prematurely and rot.  The trees slowly die.”  The affliction is known as “citrus greening” because of the unpleasant color of the fruit.  Fruit from infected trees is not poisonous to humans, but it looks and tastes wrong.  $80 million worth of research has yet to produce a cure.

Tennessee student dissects Common Core

Teacher to 1st grader: "Jesus is not allowed in school"

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A first-grade teacher in California told a student that “Jesus is not allowed in school” before removing a religious story the child affixed to candy canes in celebration of Christmas last month, a non-profit legal firm claims.

The incident reportedly unfolded on Dec. 13, when 6-year-old Isaiah Martinez brought gifts for his peers to Merced Elementary School in West Covina, Calif.

According to  distributed by Advocates for Faith & Freedom, the firm handling the case, “Each gift consisted of a traditional candy cane with a message attached that recited the legend of the candy cane. The legend references a candy maker who created the candy cane to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ.”

And that’s where the controversy comes in.

According to the legal group, when Martinez presented the gifts, he was met with major resistance from his teacher, who reportedly took the candy canes and removed the Christian story affixed to them.

Oregon School Teachers Allowed to Carry Concealed Weapons

It seems that more schools are making the change to allow for legal carry on campus.  It may not prevent someone from attempting to shoot up a school, but hopefully it would bring a quicker end with less loss of life if they did.  Seen at :

Ever since the very first school shooting in modern times, there has always been a demand for educators to be able to carry a means to defend themselves, which has become something of a concern for Oregon School teachers, among others. In fact, that is exactly what a school district inhas done. Teachers have the proper credentials to carry a weapon will be allowed to do so. Marshall Porter, who is the chairman of the St. Helens School Board, has stated that the measure would give teachers the same right as ordinary citizens.

Porter went further making the following statement: “The current law in Oregon allows for anybody to conceal carry on school grounds, to exclude our staff seems like they’re being punished. They should have a right to protect themselves if they so choose.” There are a total of seven schools that fall under Porter’s jurisdiction.

N. Idaho school mulls training, arming teachers

It will be interesting to see not only how this turns out, but whether other schools catch on.  :

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A school board in northern Idaho is considering a new school security policy that includes training and arming district staff and teachers.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the proposed policy has emerged after months of study by the Lake Pend Oreille School Board.

Board chairman Steve Youngdahl presented the proposal this week, saying unguarded schools are more attractive targets for mass shootings.

Under the proposal, the district would strategically select and train staff to carry concealed weapons in school and integrate firearms into a broader emergency response and lock-down procedure. Law enforcement would also be notified of the teachers and staff carrying firearms.

Board officials vow to be open and deliberate with the public and parents. The board has scheduled a public forum on the policy next month.

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