Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thom Hartmann Billionaire-istan & Australia's Gun Control Model & Number of Homicides Since Sandyhook Massacre & Michelle Bachmann's Friend Calls The Massacre A "False Flag" Gov't Operation

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14. By Chris Kirk and Dan Kois at, Dec. 29, 2012

...Since this summer, the anonymous creator of the Twitter feed @GunDeaths has been doing his best to compile those statistics, tweeting every reported death he can find. He was inspired, he told us in a phone interview, by the Aurora, Colo., shootings and simply wanted to call daily attention to the toll that guns take. Now Slate is partnering with @GunDeaths to create this interactive feature, “Gun Deaths in America Since Newtown.”

Above graphic is the body count of Americans killed by guns in America . While mass murders receive a lot of media and public attention numerous US citizens are dying on a daily basis in large part because of lax regulations on fire arms. The pro-gun true believers and arms dealers ignore the statistics and claim Americans are safer because of lax regulations but they go further and say it would be better if there were even fewer regulations on fire arms . So the accumulating dead are the "Collateral Damage" or "Martyrs" of the 2nd Amendment which itself is treated as sacrosanct . And note this list does not include suicides committed by guns.

* Number of Homicides the result of Guns
* Thom Hartmann on "Billionaire-istan"
* Anti-religion Secularists' values produces Massacres such as Sandyhook
* Conspiracy Theorist :Sandyhook Massacre viewed as a gov't orchestrated "False Flag * operation like most of these mass killings in the USA
* Australian Gun control model has been successful

Thom Hartmann attacks the members of the 1% who are the Billionaire's.

Thom Hartmann: The Ruling Party of Billionaire-istan by Thom Hartmann via, Dec. 27, 2012

A lot of people are wondering what's wrong with the Republican Party. But if you're a resident of Billionaire-istan - then the Republican Party is acting JUST fine.

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT TV & FSTV "live" 9pm and 11pm check for local listings

Thom Hartmann mentioned an article at Slate discussing the Australian model of stricter gun control which has lessened the number of homicides dramatically. Though various right wing conservative groups have disputed the facts and have conducted their own studies to prove the opposite but their studies have been shown to be severely flawed and do not meet academic standards. As the author puts it :
There have been some contrarian studies about the decrease in gun violence in Australia, including a 2006 paper that argued the decline in gun-related homicides after Port Arthur was simply a continuation of trends already under way. But that paper’s methodology has been discredited, which is not surprising when you consider that its authors were affiliated with pro-gun groups.
The pro-gun groups often just make up stats and outright lies to fit their agenda to ensure the Arms Industry can continue to make huge profits with no concern for those killed by their merchandise.

After a 1996 Mass Shooting, Australia Enacted Strict Gun Laws. It Hasn't Had a Similar Massacre Since. By Will Oremus at, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012

On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history.

Twelve days later, Australia’s government did something remarkable. Led by newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard, it announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures. A decade and a half hence, the results of these policy changes are clear: They worked really, really well.

At the heart of the push was a massive buyback of more than 600,000 semi-automatic shotguns and rifles, or about one-fifth of all firearms in circulation in Australia. The country’s new gun laws prohibited private sales, required that all weapons be individually registered to their owners, and required that gun buyers present a “genuine reason” for needing each weapon at the time of the purchase. (Self-defense did not count.) In the wake of the tragedy, polls showed public support for these measures at upwards of 90 percent.

What happened next has been the subject of several academic studies. Violent crime and gun-related deaths did not come to an end in Australia, of course. But as the Washington Post’s Wonkblog pointed out in August, homicides by firearm plunged 59 percent between 1995 and 2006, with no corresponding increase in non-firearm-related homicides. The drop in suicides by gun was even steeper: 65 percent. Studies found a close correlation between the sharp declines and the gun buybacks. Robberies involving a firearm also dropped significantly. Meanwhile, home invasions did not increase, contrary to fears that firearm ownership is needed to deter such crimes. But here’s the most stunning statistic. In the decade before the Port Arthur massacre, there had been 11 mass shootings in the country. There hasn’t been a single one in Australia since.

There have been some contrarian studies about the decrease in gun violence in Australia, including a 2006 paper that argued the decline in gun-related homicides after Port Arthur was simply a continuation of trends already under way. But that paper’s methodology has been discredited, which is not surprising when you consider that its authors were affiliated with pro-gun groups. Other reports from gun advocates have similarly cherry-picked anecdotal evidence or presented outright fabrications in attempting to make the case that Australia’s more-restrictive laws didn’t work. Those are effectively refuted by findings from peer-reviewed papers, which note that the rate of decrease in gun-related deaths more than doubled following the gun buyback, and that states with the highest buyback rates showed the steepest declines. A 2011 Harvard summary of the research concluded that, at the time the laws were passed in 1996, “it would have been difficult to imagine more compelling future evidence of a beneficial effect.”

Meanwhile other mainly Christian Conservatives and conspiracy minded twisted libertarians and others believe these massacres are a set up or "false Flag' operations staged by the government to get the citizens to be more compliant in handing all their guns over to the state to advance a Secular New World Order or even one run by the anti-Christ or as a prelude to World Wide Islamic state or Caliphate. All of these conspiracy theories are conjured up by and adopted by those who often find the world around them confusing and perplexing and these conspiracy theories have as part of their appeal an explanation for everything in which all of the chaos around us is given order. The Chaos we see then is tamed and rendered knowable as being the result of some hidden cabal from the coming of the Anti-Christ to the Islamic Caliphate waiting to take over the world to the New World Order or the Masons or David Ickes Lizard People which include Queen Elizabeth and President Obama who supposedly came from in side our hollow Earth or they claim everything is being controlled by an alien race from another Galaxy or even from another dimension. The problem from the rationalist point of view is that there is no way to ever test these so called theories whenever a suggestion for testing them is made the result to the conspiracy adherent or True Believer will not be conclusive . There will always be an explanation offered for all the myriad possibilities.

Close Bachmann Ally Bradlee Dean Suggests Sandy Hook was a Government Plot by Kyle Mantyla at Right Wing Watch on Friday, 12/21/2012

Bradlee Dean, whose close ties to Rep. Michele Bachmann are well-known and well-established, published a column in WND (Rick Santorum's new home) suggesting that, just as the Nazis burned the Reichstag, the shootings at Sandy Hook and in Aurora, Colorado were orchestrated by the government:

The Sandy Hook shooting occurred just days after Sen. Rand Paul sent out an alert that the U.N. was set to pass the final version of the Small Arms Treaty, supported by Obama the day after election.

Part of the treaty bans the trade, sale and ownership of all semi-automatic weapons … like the one Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and 6 adults.

The “Batman shooting” in Aurora, Colo., also happened to coincide with the same time as negotiations of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.

The timing is impeccable.

As we reflect upon massacres such as Sandy Hook, Aurora, the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, Tuscon, Ariz., and Columbine, we cannot help but see the similarities: conflicting news reports on what happened, who did the killing and the number of shooters. Eyewitnesses in all of these massacres said there were more shooters than the media maintain, indicating the shootings were coordinated and planned.

When the “fire” is started, these government gun banners are right there to strip away your rights in an attempt to gain control under the guise of “putting out the fire.”

Adolf Hitler was responsible for attacking his own Reichstag to start a world war. Hitler was also responsible for sending his brownshirts to incite the people so he could play the role of solving their problems. No one believed Hitler was guilty of these crimes until after the fact.

Then it was too late.

It turns out that not only was the government behind these two shootings, but also Columbine, Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11, according to this new video produced and narrated by Dean:

and so it goes,

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