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What Colorado Business Man is Offering Local Synagogues for Protection Will Make Anti-Gun Folks Angry

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After the horrific hate crime shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh over the weekend, the topic of the Second Amendment has once again been shoved into the spotlight, with every celebrity in Hollywood demanding strict gun control laws that would negatively impact the right to bear arms.

One man, however, is taking a totally different approach to the issue and it’s sure to leave liberals furious.

Mel Bernstein, owner of Dragonman’s — which serves as a military museum, paintball center, shooting range, and weapons retailer just outside of Colorado Springs — is now offering free AR-15s to area synagogues to help protect their congregants.

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According to KRDO-TV, Bernstein — who is also Jewish — has an enticing offer to any rabbi who wants to protect his or her congregation.

Bernstein is offering to give away free AR-15s and 100 rounds of ammunition to any rabbi who is interested.

Bernstein is also willing to provide professional firearm training, according to KOAA-TV.

The estimated value of the deal is about $650. Typical regulations would, of course, remain in place, such as background checks.

In an interview with KOAA, Bernstein compared an active shooter situation to combating a fire. Bernstein said that if a fire broke out, you’d reach for a fire extinguisher. He believes that reaching for a weapon during an attempted attack is the equivalent to reaching for a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

Jeff Ader of the Temple Beit Torah, a local synagogue, is seriously considering accepting Bernstein’s offer.

A local woman who attends various synagogues in the Colorado Springs area also said she appreciates the offer, but believes the weapon is too large. She is, however, on board with the idea of rabbis being armed with handguns and stated many folks she attends synagogue with conceal-carry.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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Magnetic Poles Shifting So Often GPS Can’t Keep Up

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On the list of ostensibly wacky things occurring in the world today, one of the strangest is occurring in the area surrounding the no-man’s land of the North Pole.

Sometimes we take for granted just how much we use magnetic compasses.  Sure, they seem antiquated, and frankly cute accessories for your pre-teen, Boy Scout nephew, but much of our entire daily life is based on this knowledge.

Unlike previous civilizations, who relied heavily on the heavens for information about planet earth, modern humans are far more self-centered.  We have been exploring the planet first, and space’s gyrations around us in a secondary manner.

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Now, a terribly frightening prospect is upon us; namely, that our magnetic north is shifting beneath our metaphorical feet, throwing our entire navigational process into question. 

Rapid and erratic movements of Earth’s north magnetic pole have prompted an early update to a model that assists with navigation. The scheduled fix was supposed to happen on January 15, but the US government shutdown has forced an unwelcome delay.

The magnetic north pole is shifting at an unprecedented rate. Over the last 30 years, the rate of distance that the magnetic north pole moves per year has sped up, around 15km per year to around 55km per year, according to Nature.

Unlike the static geographic north pole, the north magnetic pole is in constant flux, influenced by the movements of iron-rich fluids deep below the Earth’s crust. Or at least that’s the theory — the whole thing is still somewhat of a scientific mystery.

How did we determine this?

The World Magnetic Model (WMM) provides a five-year forecast of the Earth’s magnetic field, which assists with navigation. But the rapid and irregular movements of the north magnetic pole over the past three years have made the 2015 WMM inaccurate. An unprecedented early update was supposed to happen on 15 January 2019, but that’s been bumped to January 30 owing to the ongoing US government shutdown, reports Nature.

The WMM forecasts are produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) on behalf of the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the UK Defence Geographic Centre.

So, what exactly is causing this?

The WMM describes the primary engine responsible for magnetic pole movement: The Earth’s core. Beginning in late 2014, however, the core geomagnetic field started to shift in a way that hadn’t been predicted, wrote BGS scientist Will Brown at his blog.

On the fringes of the New Wave movement, this shift has been linked to a doomsday scenario in which the poles actually flip, sending the entire world into chaos.

Mainstream science, however, has a much less dire outlook…predictably.

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Two Can Play That Game: Trump Cancels Nancy’s Fancy Trip After SOTU Scuffle

We all know that President Trump isn’t one to forgive or forget easily.

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The bitter fight between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi is growing ever more trite as the government remains gridlocked over the issue of border security.

Nancy Pelosi has become the de facto democratic target during this time of federal malfeasance, having not only refused to meet with the President to discuss an end to the shutdown, but also attempting to cancel POTUS’ State of The Union address on account of a “lack of security”.

Of course, the Secret Service were quick to lambast Pelosi for her erroneous scheme.

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We all know that President Trump isn’t one to forgive or forget easily, hence his recent rebuttal to Pelosi’s nonsense.

President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, claiming in a letter that he had postponed planned congressional trips abroad to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan because of the government shutdown.

The remarkable counter-punch came in the form of a terse letter to Pelosi blasted out to reporters and promoted by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Twitter. It marked the president’s first public response to Pelosi’s Wednesday morning request to postpone the annual State of the Union address at the end of the month, citing security concerns stemming from the lengthy shutdown.

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump wrote. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.”

Trump pulled no punches on the timing of his decree, either, waiting until one hour before Pelosi was set to depart to make his decision public.

 

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