By The Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Your federal government keeps buying lots — and lots — of gun ammunition. It previously said the purchases were part of the normal restocking process for government law-enforcement stuff. Now there's word that it's bought another 21.6 million rounds. And as Paul Watson, writing at Infowars.com, ciphers it, and calculating how many rounds have been used in recent U.S. wars, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 years of war.” And the feds really wonder why God-fearing and liberty-loving Americans have been buying guns in record numbers? ... Your federal government, courtesy of the same ammo-hoarding folks at DHS, has produced a training video that advises office workers to confront a workplace gunman with scissors in a worst-case scenario. Which is about the stupidest thing we've ever heard. Anybody with an ounce of sense knows that office workers confronted by a workplace gunman should instead run to the breakout room refrigerator and grab any one of the number of biological weapons therein and throw it at the attacker. ... Seriously though, what do you get when you make God-fearing and liberty-loving Americans sitting ducks? Dead ducks, of course. ... By gosh, those brainiacs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research have discovered a remedy to stop “global warming” — working fewer hours and increasing vacation time. Yet another example of the sheer genius of the “progressive” mind, eh?
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