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DHS buys 7000 "Personal Defense Weapons"


Because the source URL is PrisonPlanet. That website is just plain nuts. It's an Alex Jones site, and we at Rantburg aren't going to cite or forward anything that comes from him.

Part of what helps Rantburg punch above its weight (and we do) is that our posts are coming from sources that can be verified. Even if it is Dawn News (the Lebanese, Bangladeshi, or Pakistani Dawns) the news contained in the posts can be tracked down. The opinion pieces that are posted here are respectable, clear-thinking, and thought provoking.

We don't do paranoia. That means no black helicopter citations.

Do not post anything from Alex Jones; it will be deleted. Thx.

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#15  I prefer the Weekly World News, and I'm pig-biting mad that it's no longer in print.
Posted by: Eric Jablow   2013-01-30 23:45  

#14  Pappy, I never seem to have a problem those who agree with my inner lunatic - the problem is finding those who don't.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-30 18:51  

#13  That left a nasty [but well deserved] mark :-(
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-30 16:28  

#12  You deny your Inner Lunatic at your own peril

I don't deny my Inner Lunatic. I just tell it I want at least three corroborating sources before I take it seriously.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-30 16:22  

#11  Is that a mullet?
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-01-30 15:15  

#10  Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they are NOT out to get me.

Now, since we're talking yellow journalism, there is this from the National Enquirer. But remember, National Enquirer is the rag that went after John Edwards for his philandering with Rielle Hunter. Ordinarily I wouldn't bother you with such nonsense but I was standing in a super market checkout line and it caught my eye.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2013-01-30 14:22  

#9  Does this mean I have to turn in my tinfoil hat?
Posted by: CrazyFool   2013-01-30 13:21  

#8  I'm not crazy. They ARE out to get me!
Posted by: DarthVader   2013-01-30 12:09  

#7  I have mixed feelings about these sites. There's some stuff they cover that doesn't get covered in the mainstream press, but it comes with an enourmous amount of baggage, almost like they're trying to tell the truth in such a way as to discredit it at the same time.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-01-30 12:06  

#6  You deny your Inner Lunatic at your own peril.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-30 11:40  

#5  Yeah, SteveS, just go check out Pravda. There have been some recent examples of the Ruskies attempting to appear as if they're making sense. But upon closer examination it had a strong odor of nutty, state sponsored propaganda, kinda like ABC.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2013-01-30 11:39  

#4  We don't do paranoia. That means no black helicopter citations.

While my Inner Lunatic is mildly disappointed, ya gotta focus on the mission.

Ima seeing a need for, but I suspect someone has beat me to it.
Posted by: SteveS   2013-01-30 11:30  

#3  You mean Alex "Don't you people know who I am" Jones?

That Alex Jones?
Posted by: badanov   2013-01-30 11:20  

#2  An absence of due diligence. My apologies.

Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-30 11:12  

#1  I suspect the 'seed' for that article can be found somewhere credible, though likely in a less scary form: one could go look for it.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-30 11:02