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giuseppe zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti comes from San Mauro Pascoli, a small town a few kilometers from Fellini’s Rimini, famous for its long-established shoe manufacturing tradition.

In the early Eighties Zanotti was a keen DJ, frequenting eclectic, avant-garde nightspots. Shortly afterwards his natural bent for art, design and fashion led him to follow the prêt-à-porter catwalk shows in Milan and Paris with great interest. But it was his deep-rooted passion for women’s shoes and his fascination with the craft industry he had so admired in his native town that spurred him to take the first big step towards becoming a shoe designer.

In the beginning he started working with small artisan companies as a freelance designer and shortly afterwards, thanks to his talent and energy, designed for some of the leading fashion houses.

In the early ’90s, he longed for a free rein to create his own models and styles without any constraints. The turning point came with his acquisition of the Vicini shoe factory, where he transferred his style department and set up additional departments producing jewels and heels. He also took on skilled embroiderers, basing the whole operation on creativity and craftsmanship of the highest level: Giuseppe saw the shoe factory as something more akin to a dressmaker’s, set up to meet every woman’s footwear needs.

The first collection was presented in New York to a warm reception from buyers, who immediately put their faith in this new designer and his jeweled footwear. Success and popularity quickly followed, reflected in the company’s growth: after starting out with a tiny workforce, it soon employed over 300 skilled workers producing elegant footwear.

In 2000 the first Giuseppe Zanotti Design boutique opened in Milan. Additional boutiques followed in the major fashion and luxury capitals of New York, Paris, London, Moscow, Dubai and Hong Kong, with the label today counting over 70 sales points around the world. After starting life in Giuseppe Zanotti’s creative workshop, the Vicini company quickly grew to boast a 450-strong workforce, five company-owned factories, three showrooms in Milan, Paris and New York and 7 press offices that represent the Brand all around the world. Research and development still constitute the beating heart of the company and it is the unmistakable style of Giuseppe Zanotti creations that make them such a hit with the stars of the entertainment industry worldwide. But Giuseppe’s creative flair is no longer restricted to elegant women’s footwear. Today his collections propose a wide range of sneakers for men and women which are proving ever more popular on the market and in the world of showbiz. The jewelry collection, launched as an extension of jeweled shoes, offers a range of jewels and highly original, innovative body belts. Lastly, the FW 12/13 collection marked the launch of the Giuseppe Homme line, dedicated to style-conscious men.

Over the years the spirit of Giuseppe Zanotti has remained the same, a blend of innocence and rock ‘n’ roll, keeping one eye on the past and its invaluable manufacturing tradition, and the other on the future and research. His creations remain true to his original sources of inspiration, with art and music stimulating the key emotions to be turned into brilliant styling for the feet.

Awesome sculptures out of old tires

Sculptures

I’d be thrilled to check out sculptures of fantastic beasts, but this is something different. Artist Yong Ho Ji made these menacing sculptures from recycled car tires, meticulously cutting and shaping the rubber strips into some truly terrifying creatures. Check out some of his creations at the site linked below.

Yong gets most of his tires donated to him from junk yards. As far as his creatures go, he got the idea from walking home one night and he thought he saw a scary beast but it turned out to be just a pile of tires.

View more sculptures: here

-Esteban Limon

United States beats Ghana 2-1 in World Cup!

USA

Substitute John Brooks’ headed goal four minutes from time gave the United States a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana in a Group G opening round World Cup match on Monday.

Brooks scored from a corner kick just four minutes after Andre Ayew of Ghana equalized by giving Ghana the goal that had eluded its grasp much of the night.

Clint Dempsey had given the United States a 1-0 lead with the quickest goal ever for the U.S. in a World Cup match.

He netted just 29 seconds into the match, breaking into the penalty area and striking home a left-footed shot past sprawling Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey. It was the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history.

“We have a great spirit and (we) fight until the last second,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “There is undoubtedly things that we need to improve. At the end of the day we got the three points.”

The 2-1 scoreline was familiar but a turnaround from the 2006 and 2010 World Cups when Ghana eliminated the United States each time by the same score.

After a frustrating first half, Ghana threatened more often in the second 45 minutes, finally getting the goal that seemed would be their destiny eight minutes from the end.

Ayew finished neatly with the outside of his left boot after a flowing move that saw him collect a back heel from striker Asamoah Gyan.

The favored Ghanaians spent much of the game in the U.S. end. They often knocked the ball around as the Americans sat back on defense, trying not to be beaten by the Africans’ speed.

Ghana, the youngest team in the tournament, attacked incessantly down the right side of the field in the first half, only to be undone by poor crosses that sailed high and wide.

The United States chose to rely on counterattacks and in the 19th minute almost doubled its 1-0 lead when striker Jozy Altidore had a good chance that was thwarted by a sliding defender.

Will Gold Colapse

  • WHAT WILL GOLD DO WHEN THE DOLLAR COLAPSES
  • BY: RANDOLF GOLDWING    GOLDWINGARTICLES.COM

GOLD

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange,
From a rational perspective, it is more than difficult to make sense out of the Kabuki theater conducted by the elites, but the consequences for challenging their power structure could very well become a theater of war.

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold b
From a rational perspective, it is more than difficult to make sense out of the Kabuki theater conducted by the elites, but the consequences for challenging their power structure could very well become a theater of war.

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat.

We put ” ” around the word “dollar” because in law, fiat Federal Reserve Notes, [FRNs] are NOT actual dollars but commercial debt instruments. Debt cannot be money. It is the opposite of money, so FRNs are a total deceit on the world.

The formation of the BRICS countries, seeking a better alternative for trade between nations, has been a natural outgrowth to by-pass the Western-controlled petrodollar. It has been the pluperfect implementation of the Rothschild formula for issuing a fiat currency and extracting the wealth of nations in return. The East, [BRICS nations and a growing list of others aligning with Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa] has had its fill.

Russia has been coming back as an economic powerhouse ever since the central bankers, led by the US, crippled their currency that led to the dissolve of the USSR. China has become the 1,000 pound gorilla on the world’s economic stage. China was double-crossed by the US during the Clinton administration when the Chinese found out that all their gold that had been entrusted to the Federal Reserve had been sold out behind their backs. The central banking elites never anticipated its total control of the world’s financial system would one day be challenged, as it is now, by both China and Russia.

There is not much the US can do against China due to the high amount of Treasury bonds China owns. China could easily dump them on the world market and financially ruin the US, along with the rest of the Western world. The reason why China has not done so is because there is no alternative system that can readily replace the corrupt central bank control via Basil, World Bank, and the IMF. The BRICS nations are closer to setting up their own alternative banking system, but more time is required.

We cannot speak for how UK and the EU are viewing the US-led coup of Ukraine, but in America, War Lord Obama has been selling the situation as Russia trying to take over Ukraine, Soviet style, as it did Hungary and a few other nations. The US media refuses to report the truth that the coup in Ukraine was financed and led by Obama- as-puppet-for-the-elites in an endeavor to weaken, and ultimately destroy Russia.

The US has troops and/or military bases in over 185 nations. The US has been engaged in, or covertly initiated just about every war on the planet for 218 of its 238 years of existence. The US has been steadily encircling Russia, via NATO, for decades, with missiles pointed at that country. It may come as a surprise for Americans to learn that the US also have soldiers in former parts of the USSR.: Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and now, Ukraine.

Russia has none of its troops or missiles in any other country, by contrast. Rest assured that Obama intends to get missiles into Ukraine, if at all possible. Obama lies to American citizens, and the world, about Ukraine every time he moves his lips, blaming Russia for the US-led coup.

The US spending on defense is greater than all other nations’ spending combined. Russia spends around 5% on its defense budget compared to the US, yet Obama has been selling how much a threat Russia is to the United States, and its citizens are buying into the Obama propaganda, abetted by the controlled mainstream media. Almost 70% of US citizens think Russia is a serious threat to this country.

Unlike NATO bases surrounding Russia, a promise the US made not to let happen, but has obviously broken it, Russia has no missiles in Canada, Mexico, Central America, or elsewhere. Lest anyone forget how crazy the US became when it discovered there were Russian missiles in Cuba, precipitating the Cuban Missile Crises in 1962, and Cuba remains ostracized to this day.

This is what Obama said in a recent speech given at West Point: “Here’s my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don’t, no one else will.” Also adding: “Russia’s aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while China’s economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us.”

Say what?! Who left the US in control of the world stage? Nobody. Where is Russia’s aggression? Ukraine has been linked in some way with Russia since the late 18th century. What business has the Obama-led US being over there for any reason? Aggression? How about this: On May 1st, Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, [It is the US that controls the IMF] told Ukraine that if they didn’t crush the coup’s opponents and force them into being controlled by the new Kiev central government, then the IMF would not make any further loans to Ukraine. It was the next day in Odessa that 272 coup-regime opponents were incenerated in the Trade Unions Building.

The US controlled, IMF-inspired threat to cut off funding led to the above massacre which sends the following message to anti-US interests there: “Support us or die.” This is very much a part of the Rothschild formula for installing its New World Order. “Do as we say, or you will be crushed,” in essence.

Why report all of this, and why should it be of any interest to you with your own interest in gold and silver prices? These are factors that keep the price of both metals suppressed as the US-led central bankers are doing anything and everything to prop up the “dollar.” Gold and silver are the antithesis of every fiat currency. Destroy the currency and you destroy the US, UK, and EU economies. Expect the elites to fight to the death, if needed, and quite possibly come out ahead in some unexpected way.

These are not the only events that relate to the why and the when for pricing both metals, for the when prices may go higher could well pivot around Germany. At a minimum, this country bears watching. We are not familiar with the political structure of Germany, as we are with how the elites wormed their way into the constitutional Republic of the United States, which no longer exists, thanks to the Rothschild-unleashed, financially destructive central banking empire.

We know that when Hitler and Nazis were defeated, Germany was restructured by the elites to become a part of the central banking system. In the US, corporations are an integral part of the fascist style of government, and totally under control of the elites. Whether that holds true for Germany is unknown, for us. It is clear that the businesses [around 3,000 of them], that are affected by the Obama-driven Russian sanctions are not happy to have their financial viability with the Russian jeopardized.

Can the business sector win over the central banking stranglehold? Interestingly, there is a Yuan Swap Facility opening in Frankfurt as that city vies for an important piece of Chinese business, trying to co-opt London, if it can. Smart German business interests are likely to turn East, not for financial survival, but to thrive as an astute business country. As Germany goes, so, too, will the rest of Europe, and the US will become the financial piranha it strives to be. Pay close attention to this important nation.

Another thought comes to mind, re Germany being under the thumb of the financial elites. It is also possible that the elites are allowing this potential sway from a staunch Western game player to an important Eastern business factor. The elites are astute planners, and this could be their way of planning ahead by getting Germany involved in the inevitable rise of East v the equally inevitable decline of the West, much like a sleeper nation while they continue retain control behind the scenes. This makes sense.

Gold and silver are likely to remain locked in their protracted bottoming phase, now in its third year. When will they break free of the central banker’s manipulative shackles? It seems more later than sooner, still. This outlook can change next week, next month, next year. All we can do is assess the present tense and deal with what is and not what anyone wants “is” to be.

All opinions and conjecture aside, the most accurate gauge for determining what is likely to occur in any market comes from information provided by the market itself. What the current activity shows for weekly gold is the absolute absence of any sign[s] of a turnaround.

Price dropped on an increase in volume 2 weeks ago, declining from a small sideways move that could have gone either way. It went the way of the prevailing trend, an example of what to expect from market behavior when a trend exists.

The exceptionally small TR of last week does not provide a strong clue, either way. Given that the trend is down, the small range says buyers were so weak to not extend the range higher. On the other hand, sellers have the advantage but did nothing to press the market lower. This is not a toss-up observation because in a down trend, sellers have already proven control. It is the buyers who must show a change. The small range probability read goes to the sellers for this reason. Buyers may show up next week, but next week has not yet happened, so we deal with what is known.

and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat.

We put ” ” around the word “dollar” because in law, fiat Federal Reserve Notes,
From a rational perspective, it is more than difficult to make sense out of the Kabuki theater conducted by the elites, but the consequences for challenging their power structure could very well become a theater of war.

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat.

We put ” ” around the word “dollar” because in law, fiat Federal Reserve Notes, [FRNs] are NOT actual dollars but commercial debt instruments. Debt cannot be money. It is the opposite of money, so FRNs are a total deceit on the world.

The formation of the BRICS countries, seeking a better alternative for trade between nations, has been a natural outgrowth to by-pass the Western-controlled petrodollar. It has been the pluperfect implementation of the Rothschild formula for issuing a fiat currency and extracting the wealth of nations in return. The East, [BRICS nations and a growing list of others aligning with Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa] has had its fill.

Russia has been coming back as an economic powerhouse ever since the central bankers, led by the US, crippled their currency that led to the dissolve of the USSR. China has become the 1,000 pound gorilla on the world’s economic stage. China was double-crossed by the US during the Clinton administration when the Chinese found out that all their gold that had been entrusted to the Federal Reserve had been sold out behind their backs. The central banking elites never anticipated its total control of the world’s financial system would one day be challenged, as it is now, by both China and Russia.

There is not much the US can do against China due to the high amount of Treasury bonds China owns. China could easily dump them on the world market and financially ruin the US, along with the rest of the Western world. The reason why China has not done so is because there is no alternative system that can readily replace the corrupt central bank control via Basil, World Bank, and the IMF. The BRICS nations are closer to setting up their own alternative banking system, but more time is required.

We cannot speak for how UK and the EU are viewing the US-led coup of Ukraine, but in America, War Lord Obama has been selling the situation as Russia trying to take over Ukraine, Soviet style, as it did Hungary and a few other nations. The US media refuses to report the truth that the coup in Ukraine was financed and led by Obama- as-puppet-for-the-elites in an endeavor to weaken, and ultimately destroy Russia.

The US has troops and/or military bases in over 185 nations. The US has been engaged in, or covertly initiated just about every war on the planet for 218 of its 238 years of existence. The US has been steadily encircling Russia, via NATO, for decades, with missiles pointed at that country. It may come as a surprise for Americans to learn that the US also have soldiers in former parts of the USSR.: Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and now, Ukraine.

Russia has none of its troops or missiles in any other country, by contrast. Rest assured that Obama intends to get missiles into Ukraine, if at all possible. Obama lies to American citizens, and the world, about Ukraine every time he moves his lips, blaming Russia for the US-led coup.

The US spending on defense is greater than all other nations’ spending combined. Russia spends around 5% on its defense budget compared to the US, yet Obama has been selling how much a threat Russia is to the United States, and its citizens are buying into the Obama propaganda, abetted by the controlled mainstream media. Almost 70% of US citizens think Russia is a serious threat to this country.

Unlike NATO bases surrounding Russia, a promise the US made not to let happen, but has obviously broken it, Russia has no missiles in Canada, Mexico, Central America, or elsewhere. Lest anyone forget how crazy the US became when it discovered there were Russian missiles in Cuba, precipitating the Cuban Missile Crises in 1962, and Cuba remains ostracized to this day.

This is what Obama said in a recent speech given at West Point: “Here’s my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don’t, no one else will.” Also adding: “Russia’s aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while China’s economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us.”

Say what?! Who left the US in control of the world stage? Nobody. Where is Russia’s aggression? Ukraine has been linked in some way with Russia since the late 18th century. What business has the Obama-led US being over there for any reason? Aggression? How about this: On May 1st, Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, [It is the US that controls the IMF] told Ukraine that if they didn’t crush the coup’s opponents and force them into being controlled by the new Kiev central government, then the IMF would not make any further loans to Ukraine. It was the next day in Odessa that 272 coup-regime opponents were incenerated in the Trade Unions Building.

The US controlled, IMF-inspired threat to cut off funding led to the above massacre which sends the following message to anti-US interests there: “Support us or die.” This is very much a part of the Rothschild formula for installing its New World Order. “Do as we say, or you will be crushed,” in essence.

Why report all of this, and why should it be of any interest to you with your own interest in gold and silver prices? These are factors that keep the price of both metals suppressed as the US-led central bankers are doing anything and everything to prop up the “dollar.” Gold and silver are the antithesis of every fiat currency. Destroy the currency and you destroy the US, UK, and EU economies. Expect the elites to fight to the death, if needed, and quite possibly come out ahead in some unexpected way.

These are not the only events that relate to the why and the when for pricing both metals, for the when prices may go higher could well pivot around Germany. At a minimum, this country bears watching. We are not familiar with the political structure of Germany, as we are with how the elites wormed their way into the constitutional Republic of the United States, which no longer exists, thanks to the Rothschild-unleashed, financially destructive central banking empire.

We know that when Hitler and Nazis were defeated, Germany was restructured by the elites to become a part of the central banking system. In the US, corporations are an integral part of the fascist style of government, and totally under control of the elites. Whether that holds true for Germany is unknown, for us. It is clear that the businesses [around 3,000 of them], that are affected by the Obama-driven Russian sanctions are not happy to have their financial viability with the Russian jeopardized.

Can the business sector win over the central banking stranglehold? Interestingly, there is a Yuan Swap Facility opening in Frankfurt as that city vies for an important piece of Chinese business, trying to co-opt London, if it can. Smart German business interests are likely to turn East, not for financial survival, but to thrive as an astute business country. As Germany goes, so, too, will the rest of Europe, and the US will become the financial piranha it strives to be. Pay close attention to this important nation.

Another thought comes to mind, re Germany being under the thumb of the financial elites. It is also possible that the elites are allowing this potential sway from a staunch Western game player to an important Eastern business factor. The elites are astute planners, and this could be their way of planning ahead by getting Germany involved in the inevitable rise of East v the equally inevitable decline of the West, much like a sleeper nation while they continue retain control behind the scenes. This makes sense.

Gold and silver are likely to remain locked in their protracted bottoming phase, now in its third year. When will they break free of the central banker’s manipulative shackles? It seems more later than sooner, still. This outlook can change next week, next month, next year. All we can do is assess the present tense and deal with what is and not what anyone wants “is” to be.

All opinions and conjecture aside, the most accurate gauge for determining what is likely to occur in any market comes from information provided by the market itself. What the current activity shows for weekly gold is the absolute absence of any sign[s] of a turnaround.

Price dropped on an increase in volume 2 weeks ago, declining from a small sideways move that could have gone either way. It went the way of the prevailing trend, an example of what to expect from market behavior when a trend exists.

The exceptionally small TR of last week does not provide a strong clue, either way. Given that the trend is down, the small range says buyers were so weak to not extend the range higher. On the other hand, sellers have the advantage but did nothing to press the market lower. This is not a toss-up observation because in a down trend, sellers have already proven control. It is the buyers who must show a change. The small range probability read goes to the sellers for this reason. Buyers may show up next week, but next week has not yet happened, so we deal with what is known.

are NOT actual dollars but commercial debt instruments. Debt cannot be money. It is the opposite of money, so FRNs are a total deceit on the world.

The formation of the
From a rational perspective, it is more than difficult to make sense out of the Kabuki theater conducted by the elites, but the consequences for challenging their power structure could very well become a theater of war.

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat.

We put ” ” around the word “dollar” because in law, fiat Federal Reserve Notes, [FRNs] are NOT actual dollars but commercial debt instruments. Debt cannot be money. It is the opposite of money, so FRNs are a total deceit on the world.

The formation of the BRICS countries, seeking a better alternative for trade between nations, has been a natural outgrowth to by-pass the Western-controlled petrodollar. It has been the pluperfect implementation of the Rothschild formula for issuing a fiat currency and extracting the wealth of nations in return. The East, [BRICS nations and a growing list of others aligning with Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa] has had its fill.

Russia has been coming back as an economic powerhouse ever since the central bankers, led by the US, crippled their currency that led to the dissolve of the USSR. China has become the 1,000 pound gorilla on the world’s economic stage. China was double-crossed by the US during the Clinton administration when the Chinese found out that all their gold that had been entrusted to the Federal Reserve had been sold out behind their backs. The central banking elites never anticipated its total control of the world’s financial system would one day be challenged, as it is now, by both China and Russia.

There is not much the US can do against China due to the high amount of Treasury bonds China owns. China could easily dump them on the world market and financially ruin the US, along with the rest of the Western world. The reason why China has not done so is because there is no alternative system that can readily replace the corrupt central bank control via Basil, World Bank, and the IMF. The BRICS nations are closer to setting up their own alternative banking system, but more time is required.

We cannot speak for how UK and the EU are viewing the US-led coup of Ukraine, but in America, War Lord Obama has been selling the situation as Russia trying to take over Ukraine, Soviet style, as it did Hungary and a few other nations. The US media refuses to report the truth that the coup in Ukraine was financed and led by Obama- as-puppet-for-the-elites in an endeavor to weaken, and ultimately destroy Russia.

The US has troops and/or military bases in over 185 nations. The US has been engaged in, or covertly initiated just about every war on the planet for 218 of its 238 years of existence. The US has been steadily encircling Russia, via NATO, for decades, with missiles pointed at that country. It may come as a surprise for Americans to learn that the US also have soldiers in former parts of the USSR.: Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and now, Ukraine.

Russia has none of its troops or missiles in any other country, by contrast. Rest assured that Obama intends to get missiles into Ukraine, if at all possible. Obama lies to American citizens, and the world, about Ukraine every time he moves his lips, blaming Russia for the US-led coup.

The US spending on defense is greater than all other nations’ spending combined. Russia spends around 5% on its defense budget compared to the US, yet Obama has been selling how much a threat Russia is to the United States, and its citizens are buying into the Obama propaganda, abetted by the controlled mainstream media. Almost 70% of US citizens think Russia is a serious threat to this country.

Unlike NATO bases surrounding Russia, a promise the US made not to let happen, but has obviously broken it, Russia has no missiles in Canada, Mexico, Central America, or elsewhere. Lest anyone forget how crazy the US became when it discovered there were Russian missiles in Cuba, precipitating the Cuban Missile Crises in 1962, and Cuba remains ostracized to this day.

This is what Obama said in a recent speech given at West Point: “Here’s my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don’t, no one else will.” Also adding: “Russia’s aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while China’s economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us.”

Say what?! Who left the US in control of the world stage? Nobody. Where is Russia’s aggression? Ukraine has been linked in some way with Russia since the late 18th century. What business has the Obama-led US being over there for any reason? Aggression? How about this: On May 1st, Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, [It is the US that controls the IMF] told Ukraine that if they didn’t crush the coup’s opponents and force them into being controlled by the new Kiev central government, then the IMF would not make any further loans to Ukraine. It was the next day in Odessa that 272 coup-regime opponents were incenerated in the Trade Unions Building.

The US controlled, IMF-inspired threat to cut off funding led to the above massacre which sends the following message to anti-US interests there: “Support us or die.” This is very much a part of the Rothschild formula for installing its New World Order. “Do as we say, or you will be crushed,” in essence.

Why report all of this, and why should it be of any interest to you with your own interest in gold and silver prices? These are factors that keep the price of both metals suppressed as the US-led central bankers are doing anything and everything to prop up the “dollar.” Gold and silver are the antithesis of every fiat currency. Destroy the currency and you destroy the US, UK, and EU economies. Expect the elites to fight to the death, if needed, and quite possibly come out ahead in some unexpected way.

These are not the only events that relate to the why and the when for pricing both metals, for the when prices may go higher could well pivot around Germany. At a minimum, this country bears watching. We are not familiar with the political structure of Germany, as we are with how the elites wormed their way into the constitutional Republic of the United States, which no longer exists, thanks to the Rothschild-unleashed, financially destructive central banking empire.

We know that when Hitler and Nazis were defeated, Germany was restructured by the elites to become a part of the central banking system. In the US, corporations are an integral part of the fascist style of government, and totally under control of the elites. Whether that holds true for Germany is unknown, for us. It is clear that the businesses [around 3,000 of them], that are affected by the Obama-driven Russian sanctions are not happy to have their financial viability with the Russian jeopardized.

Can the business sector win over the central banking stranglehold? Interestingly, there is a Yuan Swap Facility opening in Frankfurt as that city vies for an important piece of Chinese business, trying to co-opt London, if it can. Smart German business interests are likely to turn East, not for financial survival, but to thrive as an astute business country. As Germany goes, so, too, will the rest of Europe, and the US will become the financial piranha it strives to be. Pay close attention to this important nation.

Another thought comes to mind, re Germany being under the thumb of the financial elites. It is also possible that the elites are allowing this potential sway from a staunch Western game player to an important Eastern business factor. The elites are astute planners, and this could be their way of planning ahead by getting Germany involved in the inevitable rise of East v the equally inevitable decline of the West, much like a sleeper nation while they continue retain control behind the scenes. This makes sense.

Gold and silver are likely to remain locked in their protracted bottoming phase, now in its third year. When will they break free of the central banker’s manipulative shackles? It seems more later than so
From a rational perspective, it is more than difficult to make sense out of the Kabuki theater conducted by the elites, but the consequences for challenging their power structure could very well become a theater of war.

On the surface, it appears that the East is almost in control of most of the world’s supply of gold, while the West remains in control of gold’s pricing mechanism, doing whatever it takes to preserve the fiat “dollar” as the world’s reserve currency for international trade contracts. In addition to gaining control of physical gold, even setting up the Shanghai Gold Exchange, [SGE], as a more viable alternative to the literally “fixed’ pricing of paper gold by COMEX and LBMA, the East is providing an alternative trade outside of the “dollar,” and this has created a situation akin to the West as a dangerous cornered rat.

We put ” ” around the word “dollar” because in law, fiat Federal Reserve Notes, [FRNs] are NOT actual dollars but commercial debt instruments. Debt cannot be money. It is the opposite of money, so FRNs are a total deceit on the world.

The formation of the BRICS countries, seeking a better alternative for trade between nations, has been a natural outgrowth to by-pass the Western-controlled petrodollar. It has been the pluperfect implementation of the Rothschild formula for issuing a fiat currency and extracting the wealth of nations in return. The East, [BRICS nations and a growing list of others aligning with Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa] has had its fill.

Russia has been coming back as an economic powerhouse ever since the central bankers, led by the US, crippled their currency that led to the dissolve of the USSR. China has become the 1,000 pound gorilla on the world’s economic stage. China was double-crossed by the US during the Clinton administration when the Chinese found out that all their gold that had been entrusted to the Federal Reserve had been sold out behind their backs. The central banking elites never anticipated its total control of the world’s financial system would one day be challenged, as it is now, by both China and Russia.

There is not much the US can do against China due to the high amount of Treasury bonds China owns. China could easily dump them on the world market and financially ruin the US, along with the rest of the Western world. The reason why China has not done so is because there is no alternative system that can readily replace the corrupt central bank control via Basil, World Bank, and the IMF. The BRICS nations are closer to setting up their own alternative banking system, but more time is required.

We cannot speak for how UK and the EU are viewing the US-led coup of Ukraine, but in America, War Lord Obama has been selling the situation as Russia trying to take over Ukraine, Soviet style, as it did Hungary and a few other nations. The US media refuses to report the truth that the coup in Ukraine was financed and led by Obama- as-puppet-for-the-elites in an endeavor to weaken, and ultimately destroy Russia.

The US has troops and/or military bases in over 185 nations. The US has been engaged in, or covertly initiated just about every war on the planet for 218 of its 238 years of existence. The US has been steadily encircling Russia, via NATO, for decades, with missiles pointed at that country. It may come as a surprise for Americans to learn that the US also have soldiers in former parts of the USSR.: Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and now, Ukraine.

Russia has none of its troops or missiles in any other country, by contrast. Rest assured that Obama intends to get missiles into Ukraine, if at all possible. Obama lies to American citizens, and the world, about Ukraine every time he moves his lips, blaming Russia for the US-led coup.

The US spending on defense is greater than all other nations’ spending combined. Russia spends around 5% on its defense budget compared to the US, yet Obama has been selling how much a threat Russia is to the United States, and its citizens are buying into the Obama propaganda, abetted by the controlled mainstream media. Almost 70% of US citizens think Russia is a serious threat to this country.

Unlike NATO bases surrounding Russia, a promise the US made not to let happen, but has obviously broken it, Russia has no missiles in Canada, Mexico, Central America, or elsewhere. Lest anyone forget how crazy the US became when it discovered there were Russian missiles in Cuba, precipitating the Cuban Missile Crises in 1962, and Cuba remains ostracized to this day.

 

Do the Chinese own most of the United States Gold?

But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through

According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization .
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the , judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that the PB is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of its multi-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on NicholsOnGold.com yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Chdownloaddownload, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the PBOC were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets
But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just ovef 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through Wikileaks:

According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the , judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that t
But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just ovef 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through
According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization of the RMB.
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the PBOC, judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that the PBOC is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals Advisors, reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors, said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of its i-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The PBOC has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on NicholsOnGold.com yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the PBOC were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets
But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just ovef 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through

According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the PBOC, judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that the PBOC is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals Advisors, reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors, said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of its multi-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on NicholsOnGold.com yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the PBOC were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets and the and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with.and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with.is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals Advisors, reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors, said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of itsi-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The PBOC has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on Nichols yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets and the
But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just ovef 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through Wikileaks:

According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization of the RMB.
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the PBOC, judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that the PBOC is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals Advisors, reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors, said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of its multi-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The PBOC has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on NicholsOnGold.com yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the PBOC were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets and th
But the biggest question mark since 2009, when China gave its last official gold holdings update, has been how much gold has the People’s Bank of China accumulated. One thing is certain: it is well more than the official number of just ovef 1000 tons.

Recall the confidential memo revealed through

According to China’s National Foreign Exchanges Administration China ‘s gold reserves have recently increased. Currently, the majority of its gold reserves have been located in the U.S. and European countries. The U.S. and Europe have always suppressed the rising price of gold. They intend to weaken gold’s function as an international reserve currency. They don’t want to see other countries turning to gold reserves instead of the U.S. dollar or Euro. Therefore, suppressing the price of gold is very beneficial for the U.S. in maintaining the U.S. dollar’s role as the international reserve currency. China’s increased gold reserves will thus act as a model and lead other countries towards reserving more gold. Large gold reserves are also beneficial in promoting the internationalization of the
In other words, between 2009 and 2011, China’s gold reserves had increased according to internal data. One can assume they have increased substantially since then, however the PBOC, judiciously, has refused to provide an updated amount of its gold holdings for five years in a row: after all why buy at higher prices (if the world knows that the PBOC is buying at any price), when it can buy cheaply?

However, the period of stealth – and cheap – accumulation may be ending. At least according to the largest English-language portal in East China: Shanghai Daily.

The website, which cites an analysis by Jeffrey Nichols of American Precious Metals Advisors, reports that the Chinese central bank is about to announce its gold holdings have nearly tripled from 1054 tons to 2710 tons.

From Shanghai Daily:

China may soon announce an increase in its official gold reserve from 1,054 tons to 2,710 tons, Jeffrey Nichols, managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors, said.

The People’s Bank of China has not reported any increase in official gold holdings since 2009, when the central bank said the official reserve was at 1,054 tons, which accounted for only about 1 percent of its multi-trillion foreign exchange reserves.

The PBOC has been “surreptitiously” adding to its official gold reserves. It has bought a total of 654 tons in 2009 through 2011, another 388 tons in 2012, and more than 622 tons last year, mostly from domestic mine production and secondary supplies, Nichols said in a commentary posted on NicholsOnGold.com yesterday.

Central bank purchases comprise the smallest fraction of global gold demand — less than 10 percent.

“If China announces an increase in gold reserves, there would be an immediate drag-up force in the gold market,” Albert Cheng, managing director of the industrial association World Gold Council for the Far East, told Shanghai Daily.

China is the biggest gold consumer and producer in the world.

Combined demand in China in the first three quarters amounted to 821 tons and the demand for the whole last year is expected to exceed 1,000 tons, according to the council’s earlier statements.
Oh well: the period of quiet accumulation was fun while it lasted.

That said, we for one would be happy if Nichols is wrong, and if the PBOC were not to announce any time soon it has become the fourth (or third, or second) largest official holder of gold in the world. Because unlike clueless, momentum-chasing traders everywhere, it is always better to buy lower than higher: a concept which the entire Western “developed” markets and the and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with.and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with.and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with. and sophisticated “hedge fund” investors that trade them, have either forgotten or never grasped to begin with.

 

Reds & Tides

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Reds & Tides

 
Understanding tidal movement and redfish feeding activity…
Everyone has heard of fishing for redfish under the birds, but what about under the dolphins?

That is exactly what I was doing at the Cameron, Louisiana jetties last year and the reds were biting in an almost frenzy-like state. The tide was coming back in toward Lake Calcasieu and the strong flow of water created an eddie on the west side of the rocks.

Eddies for those not familiar with the term are areas of slack water. That is apparently where the menhaden were hanging out because I had about half a dozen dolphins feeding in front of me and was hooking up with reds on just about every other cast of my smoke/pearl-colored Wedge Tail.

What was particularly interesting about this trip is that most of the bites were on the edge of the eddie. I would throw out the lure and let it just kind of sit there and when I would feel some pull from the tide on edge of the eddie, I would work the lure and “wham!” the reds would hit it.

How fish use tides to their advantage and the overall affect on tidal movements has always been fascinating to me and that particular trip got me to investigating various tidal affects on redfish I and other anglers have experienced.

Hopefully you will be able to take this information, apply it to specific areas and find more redfish.

I have always believe the reason that tidal movement sparks the biting of predatory fish is that it moves more prey species around and makes them vulnerable.

Going back to the Cameron Jetties for a second, the tide was quite simply rushing through the channel and smaller baitfish often have a hard time navigating in that kind of water.

The ones that end up in eddies stay there and often die there as predatory species have figured this program out. Big reds will hammer baitfish like menhaden in these situations.

Another fine example of this is a tiny island in the Chandeleur Island out of Biloxi. There is a “bowl” at the end of this island and on high tides, the mullet get tight to the shoreline. On my second excursion to this area I watched as reds quite literally corralled mullet into this spot and just brutalized them.

With a school of hungry reds feeding on the outside of the bowl, there was no escaping. High tides allowed this to happen because the bowl on a low tide has only a couple of inches of water in it. On high tides, however it can become a death trap for anything the reds (or sharks) in the area want to prey on.

I have noticed that reds will use spots like an eddie or bowl as a tool in which to ambush or corral fish. I certainly do not think the reds plot out these attacks, but believe by design they know how to use tides and structure of some kind to their advantage.

Take for example, a situation I ran across in Aransas Pass, Texas last year.

While fishing with Shoal Grass Lodge we ended up hiding from the wind and fishing around a bunch of old rusted out boats and structure in a small cove. There was a man fishing from the bank we struck up a conversation with and he said the best fishing there was on the first hour of a falling tide.

“The blue crabs hang onto the structure and will get up inside of it. When the tides begin to fall, they start moving out and reds move in to feed on them,” he said.

This reminded of the reds I catch around Roseau cane on falling tides while flounder fishing.

I have written in this publication about how Roseau cane, which has a very intricate rooting system, holds baitfish on high tides and how flounder will gang up on the edges waiting for the tide to fall and baitfish to move out. Well, redfish do as well although not as to such a great extent as the flatfish.

I have caught numerous reds in these spots and it always seems to coincide with a tidal fall.

Something that is important to keep in mind about tides is that they are not only affected by the moon but also wind. In other words, tidal charts are a great guide but do not be surprised if there is more or not as much water exchange that you are expecting in a particular area.

For example if the tidal charts are calling for a six inch low tidal movement at the Mobile Bay entrance and for two days you have had a 25 mile per hour south wind blowing, you might not notice a water depth change at all. In fact, you might have water higher than expected because of the south wind, pushing a bunch of water.

And this can spark redfish feeding.

If you have a big wind blowing, it will often push baitfish against the north shoreline of a bay system or concentrate them in areas where the winds effects are lessened like in a protected cove.

On that same note, it is very important to pay attention to tidal correction tables. A tide is like a wave in that it lessens in strength as it moves inland. That is why it is important to keep up with the tidal correctional tables for the areas you fish. If the tides are given for the Galveston Jetties and you are fishing on the north end of Trinity Bay, you will not see nearly the tidal movement. In planning your trips keep in mind that water exchange will lessen the farther you move inland in most cases.

If the reds are feeding on a flat coming out of a marsh you need to know there will be water on those flats. If you are expecting them to be feeding on the edge of an area where baitfish are clinging on high tides you will want to find the tides that are high and falling.

Conversely, tidal currents will be strongest the closer you get to the Gulf, so it is important to make note of the intricacies of fish feeding in relation to these big tides. Even a small tide can create big movement at a jetty or fish pass, like Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. Small passes do not require big tides to push lots of water in or out of bay systems.

All game fish use tides to their advantage in feeding but I believe of all of the popular inland species we pursue, the redfish use it more as a tool in which to fill their bellies.

In the next issue, I will discuss speckled trout feeding in relation to tides, which I believe is more an issue of access and opportunism.

While trout take what they can get, reds use tides to get what they want.

Top anglers tackle tides/reds…

In preparation for this article, I sent out emails to some of the top redfish anglers that I know and got their feedback on the role tides play in their favorite fish areas. Here is what a few of them had to say.

“The tides, wind and weather play a huge role in water movement and depth. You see when we were just about in the middle of Port Mansfield and Aransas Pass, it seemed as one tide was coming in the other was going out, thus the only fluid movement was thru the Land Cut.”

“Just recently, Packery Channel was opened up to the Gulf (Flower Bluff area) and part of the causeway was raised, allowing newer water movement that we are now studying.”

“As far as Baffin Bay, a west/northwest wind, is the worst, it blows the water out of the bay and fishing gets tuff. The best of course is a five to 10 miles per hour out of the southeast.” Capt. Jim Onderdonk, Baffin Bay

“In Tampa Bay, reds will push the mullet against the shorelines really hard when the tides are high and the mullet are close to the shorelines. You sometimes wonder which came first the reds feeding and pushing them against the shore or the mullet being against the shore and the reds feeding on them. Either way, I definitely get the sense that sometimes the reds will school up and attack away at mullets pinned against the shore.” Veteran angler, Jason Altman, Tampa. Fla.

“When the tides are low in the summer, the schooling action really heats up on the bays on the upper coast in Texas. The baitfishes are forced out of the marsh onto the main bay where the redfish are there to feed on them.” Ken Friedman, Galveston TX.

 
Understanding tidal movement and redfish feeding activity…

Everyone has heard of fishing for redfish under the birds, but what about under the dolphins?

That is exactly what I was doing at the Cameron, Louisiana jetties last year and the reds were biting in an almost frenzy-like state. The tide was coming back in toward Lake Calcasieu and the strong flow of water created an eddie on the west side of the rocks.

Eddies for those not familiar with the term are areas of slack water. That is apparently where the menhaden were hanging out because I had about half a dozen dolphins feeding in front of me and was hooking up with reds on just about every other cast of my smoke/pearl-colored Wedge Tail.

What was particularly interesting about this trip is that most of the bites were on the edge of the eddie. I would throw out the lure and let it just kind of sit there and when I would feel some pull from the tide on edge of the eddie, I would work the lure and “wham!” the reds would hit it.

How fish use tides to their advantage and the overall affect on tidal movements has always been fascinating to me and that particular trip got me to investigating various tidal affects on redfish I and other anglers have experienced.

Hopefully you will be able to take this information, apply it to specific areas and find more redfish.

I have always believe the reason that tidal movement sparks the biting of predatory fish is that it moves more prey species around and makes them vulnerable.

Going back to the Cameron Jetties for a second, the tide was quite simply rushing through the channel and smaller baitfish often have a hard time navigating in that kind of water.

The ones that end up in eddies stay there and often die there as predatory species have figured this program out. Big reds will hammer baitfish like menhaden in these situations.

Another fine example of this is a tiny island in the Chandeleur Island out of Biloxi. There is a “bowl” at the end of this island and on high tides, the mullet get tight to the shoreline. On my second excursion to this area I watched as reds quite literally corralled mullet into this spot and just brutalized them.

With a school of hungry reds feeding on the outside of the bowl, there was no escaping. High tides allowed this to happen because the bowl on a low tide has only a couple of inches of water in it. On high tides, however it can become a death trap for anything the reds (or sharks) in the area want to prey on.

I have noticed that reds will use spots like an eddie or bowl as a tool in which to ambush or corral fish. I certainly do not think the reds plot out these attacks, but believe by design they know how to use tides and structure of some kind to their advantage.

Take for example, a situation I ran across in Aransas Pass, Texas last year.

While fishing with Shoal Grass Lodge we ended up hiding from the wind and fishing around a bunch of old rusted out boats and structure in a small cove. There was a man fishing from the bank we struck up a conversation with and he said the best fishing there was on the first hour of a falling tide.

“The blue crabs hang onto the structure and will get up inside of it. When the tides begin to fall, they start moving out and reds move in to feed on them,” he said.

This reminded of the reds I catch around Roseau cane on falling tides while flounder fishing.

I have written in this publication about how Roseau cane, which has a very intricate rooting system, holds baitfish on high tides and how flounder will gang up on the edges waiting for the tide to fall and baitfish to move out. Well, redfish do as well although not as to such a great extent as the flatfish.

I have caught numerous reds in these spots and it always seems to coincide with a tidal fall.

Something that is important to keep in mind about tides is that they are not only affected by the moon but also wind. In other words, tidal charts are a great guide but do not be surprised if there is more or not as much water exchange that you are expecting in a particular area.

For example if the tidal charts are calling for a six inch low tidal movement at the Mobile Bay entrance and for two days you have had a 25 mile per hour south wind blowing, you might not notice a water depth change at all. In fact, you might have water higher than expected because of the south wind, pushing a bunch of water.

And this can spark redfish feeding.

If you have a big wind blowing, it will often push baitfish against the north shoreline of a bay system or concentrate them in areas where the winds effects are lessened like in a protected cove.

On that same note, it is very important to pay attention to tidal correction tables. A tide is like a wave in that it lessens in strength as it moves inland. That is why it is important to keep up with the tidal correctional tables for the areas you fish. If the tides are given for the Galveston Jetties and you are fishing on the north end of Trinity Bay, you will not see nearly the tidal movement.  In planning your trips keep in mind that water exchange will lessen the farther you move inland in most cases.

If the reds are feeding on a flat coming out of a marsh you need to know there will be water on those flats. If you are expecting them to be feeding on the edge of an area where baitfish are clinging on high tides you will want to find the tides that are high and falling.

Conversely, tidal currents will be strongest the closer you get to the Gulf, so it is important to make note of the intricacies of fish feeding in relation to these big tides. Even a small tide can create big movement at a jetty or fish pass, like Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. Small passes do not require big tides to push lots of water in or out of bay systems.

All game fish use tides to their advantage in feeding but I believe of all of the popular inland species we pursue, the redfish use it more as a tool in which to fill their bellies.

In the next issue, I will discuss speckled trout feeding in relation to tides, which I believe is more an issue of access and opportunism.

While trout take what they can get, reds use tides to get what they want.

Top anglers tackle tides/reds…


Reds & Tides

 

 

 


Understanding tidal movement and redfish feeding activity…
Everyone has heard of fishing for redfish under the birds, but what about under the dolphins?

 

That is exactly what I was doing at the Cameron, Louisiana jetties last year and the reds were biting in an almost frenzy-like state. The tide was coming back in toward Lake Calcasieu and the strong flow of water created an eddie on the west side of the rocks.

 

Eddies for those not familiar with the term are areas of slack water. That is apparently where the menhaden were hanging out because I had about half a dozen dolphins feeding in front of me and was hooking up with reds on just about every other cast of my smoke/pearl-colored Wedge Tail.

 

What was particularly interesting about this trip is that most of the bites were on the edge of the eddie. I would throw out the lure and let it just kind of sit there and when I would feel some pull from the tide on edge of the eddie, I would work the lure and “wham!” the reds would hit it.

 

How fish use tides to their advantage and the overall affect on tidal movements has always been fascinating to me and that particular trip got me to investigating various tidal affects on redfish I and other anglers have experienced.

 

Hopefully you will be able to take this information, apply it to specific areas and find more redfish.

 

I have always believe the reason that tidal movement sparks the biting of predatory fish is that it moves more prey species around and makes them vulnerable.

 

Going back to the Cameron Jetties for a second, the tide was quite simply rushing through the channel and smaller baitfish often have a hard time navigating in that kind of water.

 

The ones that end up in eddies stay there and often die there as predatory species have figured this program out. Big reds will hammer baitfish like menhaden in these situations.

 

Another fine example of this is a tiny island in the Chandeleur Island out of Biloxi. There is a “bowl” at the end of this island and on high tides, the mullet get tight to the shoreline. On my second excursion to this area I watched as reds quite literally corralled mullet into this spot and just brutalized them.

 

With a school of hungry reds feeding on the outside of the bowl, there was no escaping. High tides allowed this to happen because the bowl on a low tide has only a couple of inches of water in it. On high tides, however it can become a death trap for anything the reds (or sharks) in the area want to prey on.

 

I have noticed that reds will use spots like an eddie or bowl as a tool in which to ambush or corral fish. I certainly do not think the reds plot out these attacks, but believe by design they know how to use tides and structure of some kind to their advantage.

 

Take for example, a situation I ran across in Aransas Pass, Texas last year.

 

While fishing with Shoal Grass Lodge we ended up hiding from the wind and fishing around a bunch of old rusted out boats and structure in a small cove. There was a man fishing from the bank we struck up a conversation with and he said the best fishing there was on the first hour of a falling tide.

 

“The blue crabs hang onto the structure and will get up inside of it. When the tides begin to fall, they start moving out and reds move in to feed on them,” he said.

 

This reminded of the reds I catch around Roseau cane on falling tides while flounder fishing.

 

I have written in this publication about how Roseau cane, which has a very intricate rooting system, holds baitfish on high tides and how flounder will gang up on the edges waiting for the tide to fall and baitfish to move out. Well, redfish do as well although not as to such a great extent as the flatfish.

 

I have caught numerous reds in these spots and it always seems to coincide with a tidal fall.

 

Something that is important to keep in mind about tides is that they are not only affected by the moon but also wind. In other words, tidal charts are a great guide but do not be surprised if there is more or not as much water exchange that you are expecting in a particular area.

 

For example if the tidal charts are calling for a six inch low tidal movement at the Mobile Bay entrance and for two days you have had a 25 mile per hour south wind blowing, you might not notice a water depth change at all. In fact, you might have water higher than expected because of the south wind, pushing a bunch of water.

 

 

 

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Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?

Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?

A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:


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Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

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  • Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
    Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
    A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

    Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

    Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

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Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

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Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
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Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

  • Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
    Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
    A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

    Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

    Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

    The Arguments

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    Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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    Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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    Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
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    Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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    Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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    Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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    Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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    Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
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    Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

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Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
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John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
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Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
NO – Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

#4

855 Pts
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Open Carry Deters Crime

YES –

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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1,304 Pts
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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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1,009 Pts
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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Larry

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

 

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

 

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

 

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

 

The Arguments

 

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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

 

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

 

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

 

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

 

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

 

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

 

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Open Carry Deters Crime
YES – Open Carry Deters Crime

 

Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

 

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

 

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

 

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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

 

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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

 

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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

 

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Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

 

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842 Pts
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108

Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

YES –

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
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Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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-1,011 Pts
141
1,152

Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences

NO –

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
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Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
NO – Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

#7

-1,018 Pts
133
1,151

Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos

NO 

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
YES – Open Carry Deters Crime

Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
NO – Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences

Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
NO – Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety

Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
NO – Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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130
1,157

Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety

NO –

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
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Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
NO – Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences

Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
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Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
NO – Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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120
1,168

Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

NO 

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
YES – Open Carry Deters Crime

Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
NO – Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences

Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
NO – Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety

Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk
NO – Carrying a Firearm Puts the Community at Risk

Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Debate ClubShould People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns Openly?
A bill currently making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature would allow citizens of the state to openly carry loaded handguns without a permit. Only six states and the District of Columbia expressly prohibit this practice, with the remaining states either specifically allowing open carry or having no law on the books prohibiting it. In recent years, the practice of openly carrying a gun has grown in popularity, as legislation that would permit it has been introduced in places like Texas, South Carolina, and Arkansas—some of the last states that have held out against it.

Proponents of open carry laws point to the Second Amendment as their justification, as open carry has never been ruled out of the Constitution in any court, and they argue that the practice is technically legal in every state that does not specifically prohibit it. They claim that weapons carried in plain sight act as a deterrent to would-be attackers and criminals, and they hold that those with malicious intent almost always conceal their weapons—a practice that is much more widely accepted.

Opponents of open carry say that relaxing attitudes toward publicly displayed guns would naturally lead to more violence and misuse of firearms. They claim that the Second Amendment does not justify open carry, and they hold that more guns out in the open will lead to more intimidation and less safety.

Should people be allowed to carry guns openly? Here’s the Debate Club’s take:

The Arguments

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1,304 Pts
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An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society
YES – An Armed Society is Truly a Polite Society

Jerry Henry Executive Director for GeorgiaCarry.Org

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#2
1,009 Pts
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134
Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety
YES – Open Carry Laws Benefit Public Safety

John Pierce Co-founder of OpenCarry.org

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911 Pts
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112
In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow
YES – In Parts of the Country, Open Carry Hardly Raises an Eyebrow

Dave Workman Senior Editor of TheGunMag.com

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Open Carry Deters Crime
YES – Open Carry Deters Crime

Larry Pratt Executive Director of Gun Owners of America

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Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution
YES – Open Carry is Already Legal Under the Constitution

Ralph Shortey Republican State Senator in Oklahoma

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Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences
NO – Open Carrying: Provocative Conduct, Dangerous Consequences

Lindsay Nichols Staff Attorney with Legal Community Against Violence

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Open Carry Is an Invitation to Chaos
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Constance N. Johnson Democratic State Senator in Oklahoma

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Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety
NO – Guns, Carried Openly or Concealed, Threaten Our Safety

Josh Sugarmann Founder and Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center

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Joshua Horwitz Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

WHO WILL BE THE FIRST PICK OF THE 2014 DRAFT? YOU TELL ME!

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BY espn.com

I hate mock drafts, probably because I stink at them. Also, the whole exercise can be rendered moot with one early trade. So this year, taking a page from Jerry Seinfeld’s decision not to run, I chose not to mock. And luckily, the bosses obliged.

So what you will read below is, basically, “Who each NFL team shouldhave picked, if their power brokers didn’t overvalue their own team’s talent, fail to see trends in the game and fear for their jobs and/or ego.” Every four years we look back on a draft and think, multiple times, “How did that team not draft that guy?”

In 2011, quarterbacks Jake Locker (Titans), Blaine Gabbert (Jaguars) and Christian Ponder (Vikings) went in a span of five picks (8-12) in the first round. Those quarterback-desperate teams pressed the issue instead of being patient and picking, say, J.J. Watt, Robert Quinn or Nate Solder, who all went later in the draft.

With that draft still fresh in general managers’ minds four years later (some rose to power because of it), they could be overcorrecting when it comes to the quarterbacks. There’s a chance the top three: Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles, could be bypassed by needy teams and slip out of the top 15 altogether. That’s overthinking it. All three are capable, with the right plan, of being franchise quarterbacks. We’re trying to point that out ahead of time and predict how things will look three seasons out, after the results on this draft class are in.

If you want a more traditional mock that takes a look at what predicting teams will do, bossman Peter Kindownload (1). But for now, I present The MMQB’s inaugural Who Teams Should Select Mock Draft:

1. HOUSTON: JADEVEON CLOWNEY, OLB, S. CAROLINA

The preferred option would be for the Texans to move down a little lower, draft Blake Bortles (who most fits what coach Bill O’Brien is looking for to trigger his pocket-based offense down the road) and pick up a few draft picks. But failing that, Clowney has to be the pick. Even though there are concerns about how much he wants it, Clowney is worth the risk because he’s a physical freak. Plus, between Texans OLB coach Mike Vrabel and end J.J. Watt, there’s enough help there to get the best out of Clowney.

2. ST. LOUIS: GREG ROBINSON, OT, AUBURN

There isn’t an immediate need for the Rams, who have Jake Long at left tackle and the improving Joseph Barksdale at right tackle and former left tackle (now guard) Roger Saffold all in the fold. However, the Rams can get out of Long’s deal after the 2014 season, and possibly Saffold’s as well.

3. JACKSONVILLE:  JOHNNY MANZIEL, QB, TEXAS A&M

The Jaguars have a lot of needs (pass rusher, receiver), and a trade down would probably be the wisest course of action, but they need to find a way to end up with Manziel. From coach Gus Bradley’s familiarity with a shorter quarterback (Russell Wilson in Seattle), the outside-the-box thinking of offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch and a needed injection of energy into the franchise (never mind that Chad Henne is the starter right now), Manziel in teal makes too much sense for it not to happen.

4. CLEVELAND:  JAKE MATTHEWS, OT, TEXAS A&M

Can’t take a quarterback with the rock solid Matthews on the board. General manager Ray Farmer would be well served by following the example set by Ozzie Newsome in 1996 when he had the same picks (4th and 26th) as a first-time personnel director of the Ravens after their move from Cleveland. Newsome took the best player on the board, Jonathan Ogden, and never looked back. Having LT Joe Thomas, C Alex Mack and Matthews at RT is a very solid base for a franchise.

5. OAKLAND: TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, QB, LOUISVILLE

The Raiders have to show a lot of improvement this season for GM Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen to last another season. They need another option besides Matt Schaub at quarterback for that to happen, and Bridgewater can get up to speed fast.

6. ATLANTA: KHALIL MACK, OLB, BUFFALO

If GM Thomas Dimitroff is eyeing another trade up, I would think it would be for Mack, who’s a better fit, and not Clowney. Falcons are desperate for pass rushers.

7. TAMPA BAY: SAMMY WATKINS, WR, CLEMSON

Would be the perfect versatile compliment to Vincent Jackson. Bucs are better off at quarterback, with Josh McCown and Mike Glennon, than many think.

8. MINNESOTA: BLAKE BORTLES, QB, CENTRAL FLA.

Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are not the long-term answers at quarterback, but their presence allows Bortles to be developed slowly, as he needs to be. It’s the perfect situation for him, and for the Vikings.

9. BUFFALO: ERIC EBRON, TE, NORTH CAROLINA

Scott Chandler is a solid tight end, but the Bills can and need to do better at the position. Ebron’s ceiling is very high. This is not too early for him.

10. DETROIT: HA HA CLINTON-DIX, S, ALABAMA

Detroit (still) needs a lot of help in the secondary, especially at free safety. It has become a premium position so this wouldn’t be a reach, especially in that division.

11. TENNESSEE: C.J. MOSLEY, ILB, ALABAMA

New Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton needs a versatile triggerman in the middle of his defense to make it work. Mosley is plug-and-play and an instant upgrade.

12. N.Y. GIANTS: MIKE EVANS, WR, TEXAS A&M

Not exactly a need, but with Ebron gone earlier, Evans is too good to pass up. He’ll give Eli Manning the kind of size matchup problem that Jerrell Jernigan hasn’t yet become.

13. ST. LOUIS: DARQUEZE DENNARD, CB, MICH. ST.

You can never have enough good cornerbacks, and Dennard is the type of player who isn’t afraid to stick his nose in against the run, which is important in this division.

14. CHICAGO: AARON DONALD, DT, PITTSBURGH

Put Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young out there with Donald in the middle and suddenly the Bears go from one of the worst pass rushes to one of the toughest to block.

15. PITTSBURGH: JUSTIN GILBERT, CB, OKLA. STATE

The AARP secondary needs some talented new blood. Gilbert is the top-rated corner at this spot. Don’t overthink it.

16. DALLAS: TIMMY JERNIGAN, DT, FLORIDA STATE

If UCLA edge rusher Anthony Barr is still available, Jerry Jones will run to take him, but that would be a mistake. Barr needs too much work as an end. Be smart, and get better up the middle.

17. BALTIMORE: ZACK MARTIN, OT, NOTRE DAME

If Baltimore learned anything from last season, it’s how important it is to be strong on the offensive line. None of the in-house options at right tackle are as good as Martin, who can play anywhere.

18. N.Y. JETS: ANTHONY BARR, OLB, UCLA

If Barr is still available (and he could be if teams don’t outsmart themselves about the quarterbacks) then the Jets should sprint to take a desperately needed edge rusher.

19. MIAMI: JA’WUAN JAMES, OT, TENNESSEE

The Dolphins need to get a right tackle here so the debate is between James, who has flown under the radar, and Taylor Lewan. After Richie Incognito, the Dolphins can’t take a character risk, even a minor one like Lewan.

20. ARIZONA: CALVIN PRYOR, S, LOUISVILLE

He’s got swagger, speed and a love of physical football. In other words, he’s the perfect guy to drop into the Cardinals’ defense at a position of need.

21. GREEN BAY: RA’SHEDE HAGEMAN, DL, MINNESOTA

For a 3-4 team, the Packers are extremely small up front, and that’s been a problem for them. It’s time to inject some girth in there, and Ted Thompson makes amends for the Justin Harrell pick in 2007.

22. PHILADELPHIA: MARQISE LEE, WR, USC

DeSean who? That will quickly be the sentiment of Eagles fans if they pick the more versatile Lee, who is also excellent with the ball in his hands.

23. KANSAS CITY: ODELL BECKHAM, WR, LSU

The Chiefs need a lot versatility and playmaking ability injected into their passing game. Beckham brings all of that and more.

24. CINCINNATI: KYLE FULLER, CB, VIRGINIA TECH

The position isn’t a major need for the Bengals, but they could use more talented youth in the back end. Love the versatility of Fuller, who is going to be an excellent pro.

25. SAN DIEGO: LOUIS NIX III, NT, NOTRE DAME

Perfect player and perfect scheme. Nix instantly upgrades the middle for the surging Chargers.

26. CLEVELAND: DEREK CARR, QB, FRESNO STATE

He’s not Manziel, and Matthews was too good to pass over for Bridgewater, but Ray Farmer gets his quarterback of the future. Brian Hoyer is a terrific mentor and short-term starter.

27. NEW ORLEANS: BRANDIN COOKS, WR, OREGON ST.

Drew Brees lost a valued, diminutive target in running back Darren Sproles, so give him the next best thing at receiver. Cooks would offset the Saints’ length at the position.

28. CAROLINA: TAYLOR LEWAN, OT, MICHIGAN

In reality, because executives are overthinking the quarterback prospects, Lewan goes before this. But in five years, this will have been in range. He’s not in the same class as Robinson or Matthews.

29. NEW ENGLAND: XAVIER SU’A FILO, OL, UCLA

The Patriots need some size and youth on the interior of the OL, and with a possible contract issue with Logan Mankins coming next offseason, the Patriots always plan ahead.

30. SAN FRANCISCO: JASON VERRETT, CB, TCU

With Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers both across the Bay with the Raiders, 49ers desperately need a corner. Verrett is the best slot corner with a higher upside.

31. DENVER: CHRIS BORLAND, MLB, WISCONSIN

The Broncos could really use a plug and play middle linebacker and Borland is the only viable option here. He’s small at 5-11, but Borland is smart, tough and ready to play.

32. SEATTLE: JOEL BITONIO, OT, NEVADA

DERRON

US to send personnel to help look for missing Nigerian girls

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President Goodluck Jonathan has been under mounting international pressure to step up efforts to rescue the girls, who have become the focal point for a global campaign that began on social media and quickly spread to street demonstrations.

Two special battalions have been devoted to the search for the missing girls, including the more than 200 who were abducted from an all-girls school in April, Okupe said.

It was unclear whether these were additional troops being dispatched or were forces already in place. More troops, he said, are also on the way, though he did not detail how many.

The defense by the government came the same day Jonathan said he welcomed an offer of U.S. support in the search for the girls, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, is ready to create a “coordination cell” to provide intelligence, investigations and hostage negotiation expertise, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. The cell would include U.S. military personnel, she said.

Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Jonathan on Tuesday to reiterate the offer to help, Psaki said.

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-Esteban  (with help from CNN)

Is Johnny Manziel worth the risk?

 

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Draft Day Central dradtdaycentral.com

Johnny Manziel had the whole world of Saturday afternoon and night named after him –- Johnny Football. Even if the Texas A&M quarterback’s nickname was only a reference to the oblate spheroid itself (and it was not), it’s hyperbole and respect, publicity and promise, risk, reward and what-not else, all in a fascinating jumble.

 

If Manziel is there as the fourth pick of Thursday’s NFL Draft, I take him.

 

I’m not a real big believer in the NFL’s conventional wisdom. It’s often nothing more than the security of group thinking. So worries about Manziel’s mechanics don’t bother me that much.His maturity off the field? A little more, but it’s not a deal-breaker.The NFL deep thinkers told us Carmen Policy was a great hire as president of the reborn Browns. He was a fashionable, but empty, suit who came up with one salary-cap trick in San Francisco.They thought Mike Holmgren, now dissing Manziel as “too playground” and “a long-shot” to be a star, was a brilliant quarterback guru. The QB savant signed Jake Delhomme, drafted Colt McCoy with no complementary weapons and gave the keys to the franchise to Brandon Weeden, who would’ve driven it into a ditch, except he would’ve missed.The difference between playground and extending plays is not merely in the result. Some of that can be pure, dumb luck. The difference is the willingness to tone the maverick, improvisational side down, in the interest of reaching the goals Manziel has for himself and his team.Given how competitive as he is, and even critics give him that, and how much as he loves the game despite the rock star lifestyle, I give him the benefit of the doubt.Critics say Johnny F. gives up on plays and leaves the pocket too soon. Admirers say give him an “A” for astonishing, as he makes something out of nothing.Critics say J Foot won’t last, just look at Robert Griffin III. Admirers say he is almost as fast as RGIII and has a lot more shake, bake and hard-to-equate shiftiness.Mobility is the big new game-changer. Griffin wasn’t really contained until Washington coach Mike Shanahan played him too long in a playoff game when he had little ability to evade tacklers as the game wore on.Colin Kaepernick has been to one Super Bowl and to the brink of another one as a long-striding dual-purpose threat.Russell Wilson won the last Super Bowl by running around, doing such once forbidden things as sliding to the left or right to gain field vision. His size is similar to Manziel.Manziel had big, rangy receivers at Texas A&M, which certainly fits the specifications of 6-3, 225 Browns game-breaker Josh Gordon. Critics say Manziel often just threw it up for grabs and let them go and get it. That was a frequent Brett Favre play under the QB guru Holmgren.The signature play Manziel made against Alabama ended with a tall receiver’s catch in a crowd of defenders of a late heave down the middle. This often turns into the Oskie Play (the defensive signal for an interception) in the NFL.There will be some hard learning experiences. How fast Manziel grows from the mistakes every rookie QB makes will determine how well he does.Admirers say Manziel has “it.” Without getting into discussions of what makes up the mystique of a winner, I say you quantify “it” by conceding that the game is played with more attention to college spread-formation principles than ever before.Mobility at quarterback is the parry to the thrust of more athletic pass rushers. The game is played with more emphasis on spacing than anything since the movie “Gravity. Take Johnny Football and, not only will a huge jolt of genuine excitement flash through the city, but maybe he can also make the Browns fly.

I believe a D-end thats got very little to learn and primed ready is worth the risk in todays salary cap issues! Why would you take a small kid that plays sandlot football over Godzilla who’s got the eye of the tiger! I like Johnny and hope he makes it but picking such a high risk with todays rookie pay would just be crazy!!! Pass Rushers are hard to come by, that’s why there the highest paid defensive players in the league!!

Derron