His other court-appointed attorney, J. Warren St. John, said Routh was released from the Dallas Veterans Affairs hospital against his family's wishes just two days before the shootings.
In September, Routh had been transported to a psychiatric hospital after he threatened to kill himself and his family, and he later told officers that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, Lancaster police records show. Erie how Obama and Satan seem to really hate the Navy SEALS.
Another mental patient goes wrong and pushes someone in front of a subway train, shoots them at a range, or gets all stabby in a restaurant.
It is time to crack the whip on mental patients.
Here was a guy, already in the nut house for being a nutbag. His family said, "Keep him in there. He is a nut bag." And some moron let him out? Then he wigs out and kills people.
The moron who set the nutbag free should at least expect some sort of discipline. I mean, does he get a letter in his work record saying, "Oh, bad call, dude."
For goodness sake, can't we at least publish the record that says, "Magistrate Joe released nutbag Jimmy on Tuesday." Then when Jimmy flips his wig on Saturday morning, we would know who to shun at dinner parties next month.
Emergency hospitalization is intended only for evaluation and stabilization. The case -- and the patient -- are then released into the wild after being advised to make an appointment with an outpatient psychiatrist and therapist upon return home. Psychiatric wards cost about $8,000/week in my part of the world, and there are considerably more people in need than beds, so they're rotated through as quickly as possible.
Unless we as a society are willing to budget considerably more than we do today for psychiatric treatment, particularly hospital treatment, this will continue.
Normal procedures are fine for normal cases, but when the family turns up and says no, then it is not normal.
When I had to go pick up a relative at the jail, I was pissed, but I didn't say to the man, please keep this nutbag in the jail. It is just not normal to put up a fight about letting your own stay in the lockup.
Dead people cost a lot of money in lost wages at least. Keeping a few nutbags in the ward for a few more weeks is a small price to pay.
The Solyndra losses alone would cover about 250,000 patient weeks. I am good with that.
I'm hearing that this guy was a fobbit, so the source of his neuroses probably predates his years in the service. My guess is that Chris Kyle was a victim of relaxed recruitment standards during the campaign in Iraq, which mostly coincided with the major economic boom from the housing bubble.
In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds.
Several other agencies of the federal government also began buying large quantities of bullets last year. The Social Security Administration, for instance, not normally considered on the frontlines of anything but dealing with seniors, explained that its purchase of millions of rounds was for special agents' required quarterly weapons qualifications. They must be pretty poor shots.
But DHS has been silent about its need for numerous orders of bullets in the multiple millions. Indeed, Examiner writer Ryan Keller points out Janet Napolitano's agency illegally redacted information from some ammunition solicitation forms following media inquiries.
According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That's sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.
To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.
The perceived need for so much ammunition in federal custody is especially strange given Obama's double-barreled emphasis in his inaugural address on the approaching end in Afghanistan "of a decade of war." And he also noted, "We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war."
The lack of a credible official explanation for such awesome ammunition acquisitions is feeding all sorts of conspiracy theories, mainly centered on federal anticipation of some kind of domestic insurrection. Napolitano has at times alluded to threats from the extreme right-wing.
Other conspiracists harken back to an Obama Colorado campaign speech in July, 2008. That day he deviated from his prepared text to say:
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
Writing at American Thinker, Lee Cary noted at the time that the speech context seemed to involve expanded opportunities for community service. But as still happens when Obama goes off-teleprompter, his non-fortuitous word choice on the fly such as "national security force" prompted numerous writers to speculate since about some kind of national Obama para-military force.
And as great as Obama's unlikely, newly-revealed passion for skeet-shooting might be, that involves shotguns, not handguns over-heated from blasting off millions of rounds.
Additionally, Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, is widely expected to seek the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination. But you wouldn't think she'd need that much ammo for such a bid.
The lack of good answers makes one paranoid. Lord knows I'm paranoid enough of this government and this really doesn't make me more at ease. Especially with the push to disarm us.
Contract Award Date:
January 2, 2013
Contract Award Number:
Contract Award Dollar Amount:
Contract Line Item Number:
EVIAN GROUP, INC. [DUNS: 078701804],105 South Eastern Ave,Las Vegas NV 89123
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No Description Provided
www.fedbid.com (b-442047, n-97369)
Contracting Office Address:
2000 Bainbridge Ave., Charleston, SC 29405
Point of Contact(s):
Name: Cynthia Doster, Title: Contracting Officer, Phone: 8435668565, Fax: 8435668561, Email: email@example.com;
Been researching this of the past few days. If you enter the above address of Evian Group you will see nothing but a couple of seedy hotels, service station and money wire location that habla espaniol.
The Evian Group also won $150,000.00 federal government awards on January 4, 2013 for replacement camera housings for an ungodly amount of small cameras and concrete barriers. Award activity ceased on that date.
No infor found on a "Grace Hodge and Larayne Whitehead", the two registered officers of Evian Group in Nevada. Hard to find the web site for the Clark County Appraisal District to determnine the owner of the address which is supposed to be public record.
Aside from the interesting procurement arrangements being explored here, is there any reputable estimate of recent DHS ammo procurement? When I take the time to look at the solicitations, I see training quantities in the hundreds of thousands to low millions, not low billions. But what's a factor of 1000? What difference does it make?
Anyone got a link? I checked Snopes and came empty.
Well, there are a lot of Federal agencies that have armed police: Armed agencies. Gang that couldn't shoot straight? Maybe they practice a lot? Somehow, I don't think it's the gang who couldn't shoot straight. Some of these agency police are the best at what they do. Just scanning the wiki list, it may not be too accurate.
I hadn't realized that each of the major components of the IGs have armed units, for suitable law enforcement. The social security administration has an armed unit because the IGs can arrest people for SS fraud; and if you're going to have officers who can arrest people, said officers need to be armed and trained. Apparently lots of IG units have police powers.
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From johnQC's link
All the same address, no other contact info.
Officers Include Inactive Officers
Treasurer - ROMAN THARP
Status: Active Email:
Secretary - SCOTT ROGAN
Status: Active Email:
President - LARAYNE WHITEHEAD
Status: Active Email:
Director - GRACE HODGE
Status: Active Email:
Address 1: 105 SOUTH EASTERN AVE Address 2:
City: LAS VEGAS State: NV
Zip Code: 89123 Country: USA
So how does this work? A contract gets awarded to a newly sprouted company that doesn't appear to manufacture or sell anything. Is this like one of those "green" companies that goes belly-up half-way through next year? I suppose a person could call the contract administrator and make inquiries but then again it might not be such a good idea.
#30 So how does this work? A contract gets awarded to a newly sprouted company that doesn't appear to manufacture or sell anything. Is this like one of those "green" companies that goes belly-up half-way through next year? I suppose a person could call the contract administrator and make inquiries but then again it might not be such a good idea.
Typically a "minority owned" vendor that is a shell business puts in a bid for portion of a program that is the minority/disadvantaged set-aside part of a program. That shell just passes the order through to the real vendor, after raking off a percentage for their 'trouble'. Yet another way to pay off your supporters.
No doubt there are shenanigans going on in the awarding of contracts, but the U.S. Government needs a bunch of ammo. Every year every member of the armed services, and many law enforcement folks need to qualify on their weapons. Before 2001 only grunts, marines, and special people really had to do annual qualification. Afterwards, everybody does.
You can see the results of the change in this article from 2004.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A cellphone company whose top executive has close ties to President Obama lobbied for and won a piece of a major new government push to provide Internet service to low-income job-seekers, even though critics say the company's smartphones are poorly suited to the task of helping those in the program find work.
The program's supporters tout it as a way for the unemployed to learn technical skills, to prepare resumes and to search for jobs, but one of the 14 pilot contracts that the FCC awarded went to Miami-based TracFone Wireless Inc.
TracFone CEO F.J. Pollak has been a frequent White House visitor and his wife Abigail has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for both Mr. Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns.
And although TracFone had originally lobbied for the program, critics say its contract would not provide recipients with skills-boosting computers and services, but would supply high-end Android phones, ready to play games and browse Facebook but doing little in the way of getting a job.
1996: The Israeli secret service finds that a cell phone can be used for things other than chatting with friends. It also makes a pretty nifty little bomb for disposing of an enemy, which is what happens to Yahya Ayyash on Jan. 5, 1996 when he tries talking on a booby-trapped phone apparently provided by Israel's Shabak.
Ayyash might have appreciated the irony: He was the chief bomb-maker for Hamas, and was linked to the killings of more than 70 Israelis, many of them civilians.
Saves a lot of valuable time CF. Enables one to call ahead to the Kroger or Publics meat section and order those favorite steak cuts. Think of the job search time wasted, waiting on special cuts....fumbling with real cash at the check-out, then the long slug to the handicapped parking slot.
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama's nominee to be the new CIA chief has said he does not regret advising against a strike targeting Osama bin Laden in 1998, a few months before the bombings of two US embassies in Africa.
Irish American John Brennan said that the attack could have killed other people as well as Bin Laden, and that the chances of success were minimal.
He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee the information supporting the attack was "not well grounded".
He said he was among numerous intelligence officials who urged against such an attack. Mr Brennan was the CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia at the time of the embassy bombings. Three years later, on September 11 2001, Bin Laden launched the deadliest terrorist attacks in US history.
Speaking at his confirmation hearing yesterday, Mr Brennan pledged to bring openness to the CIA and repair a "trust deficit" with congressional politicians.
He acknowledged that critics have accused the White House of failing to be as forthcoming with Congress and the public on national security issues as Barack Obama promised to be as President.
Brennan was for EITs and extraordinary rendition before he was against them. He prefers the term "extremists" rather than "jihadists." He is fluent in Arabic. That must be why he understands those fine nuances of language. Speaks like an auctioneer. IMO, never trust anyone who speaks too fast. Geraldo Rivera fawns over him and sings his praises (IMO, that is a strike against Brennan). For a lawyer, Rivera sure seems selective in which rights he likes and which he would be O.K. scrapping in the Bill of Rights.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.