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Pakistani teachers arming selves in wake of school massacre
ASIF SHAHZADFeb 2nd 2015 4:20AM

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, a Pakistani teacher holds an weapon during a two-day training session by the police in Peshawar Pakistan. When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on Dec. 16, 2014 and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Some teachers want to change that. Government authorities in Pakistan’s northwest frontier have given permission for teachers to carry concealed firearms in response to the attack. But other provinces have not allowed teachers to be armed, and most education organizations say that’s the right call. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Shabnam Tabinda and some of her fellow teachers want to change that – and are practicing how to shoot terrorists.
Government authorities in Pakistan’s northwest frontier have given permission for teachers to carry concealed firearms in response to the Dec. 16 attack in Peshawar that became one of the deadliest terrorist strikes in Pakistani history. Many educators reject the idea of arming teachers as reckless and counterproductive, reflecting the kind of arguments in U.S. school systems overshadowed by their own occasional mass shootings.
But for teachers like 37-year-old Tabinda, going to work unarmed no longer feels like an option. She and 10 other female teachers at the Frontier College for Women are taking pride in their newfound marksmanship with handguns, and plan to carry them to help protect their students aged 16 to 21.
Asked whether she felt confident of killing a terrorist at her school, Tabinda was emphatic in reply: “Yes. Whoever kills innocents, God willing I will shoot them.”
Mushtuq Ghani, the higher education minister in the Khyber Paktunkhwa provincial government based in Peshawar, says its Cabinet supports the arming of teachers as a logical measure given the reality that the region’s 65,000 police are stretched too thin to provide a first line of defense to nearly 50,000 schools. Terrorists need to know that schools aren’t defenseless, and armed teachers could potentially hold off gunmen and buy time for police reinforcements to arrive, he said. Teachers would need to provide their own legally licensed firearms, which many already possess to defend their homes.
“We’re at war,” he said.
The Pakistani Taliban have killed tens of thousands over the past decade as it seeks to overthrow the government and impose its own harsh brand of Islam. Following the Peshawar attack, the government increased military operations in the tribal borderland with Afghanistan where the militants are based, reinstated the death penalty for people convicted of terrorism, and turned such prosecutions over to military courts in a bid to stop intimidation of witnesses and court officials.
Schools nationwide were closed for several weeks following the Taliban attack on the Army Public School, when seven men disguised as Pakistani soldiers scaled a perimeter wall and opened fire on fleeing children, many of them the sons and daughters of military personnel. When students returned this month, many of their schools had beefed-up security including heightened security walls, closed-circuit surveillance systems and privately contracted guards.
Some teachers licensed and trained to carry firearms already have begun bringing them into their classrooms.
“I carry my weapon, but I always keep it hidden like this,” said Meenadar Khan, a teacher at Government High School in Peshawar, lifting his shirt to reveal the holstered weapon beneath, a Pakistani-made semi-automatic with a seven-bullet clip.
He said teachers at his school met to discuss the government’s plan and agreed it would be good to have armed teachers in event of emergency to “defend our school and kids.”
But other provinces have not followed Peshawar’s plan to permit teachers to carry a concealed gun, and most education organizations say that’s the right call.
Muzammal Khan, provincial president of the All Teachers Association in Peshawar, said students already were scared by the increased security measures, and seeing their teachers armed would increase anxiety unnecessarily. He said government authorities should take responsibility for defending schools from terrorism.
“Pens belong in our hands, not guns,” Khan said.
Malik Khalid, president of the association for primary schools representing several thousand teachers, said its members have voted against permitting their schools’ teachers to carry guns.
The provincial government is pressing ahead with firearms training workshops for teachers, including a class this week for teachers at a Peshawar missionary institution for boys and girls, Edward’s College.
Fresh from her own two-day course learning to load, unload and fire Glock 9mm handguns, Tabinda said her family had already suffered enough from Taliban terrorism, including her husband’s wounding in a suicide bomb strike a few years ago. He still is carrying shrapnel in his stomach from that attack.
When she fired her first shot at a paper target, Tabinda said her police instructor was impressed that she hit the bull’s-eye, depicting the chest of a human target. Tabinda said she was visualizing the Taliban killers behind December’s school slaughter as she fired.
“I hit them right in their hearts,” she said.
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Pakistani students pray during a special ceremony for the victims of Tuesday’s school attack in Peshawar, at a school in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Pakistan is mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country’s northwest. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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ONE GIANT STEP FORWARD FOR SECOND AMENDMENT!! THREE STRIKES FOR THOSE WANTING TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES.    THIS ISN’T THE ONLY OVERSEAS COUNTRY WAKING UP TO ARMING FOR SELF DEFENSE FINALLY! 
When we the world begins to fight back, then finally we will see the thugs and murders for what they really are.  Once a united front takes hold to eliminate a world wide problem, we CAN bring these murderers to justice either dead or alive.

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Political Donation Lists

Sandra Fitzgerald Jan. 24, 2015
As posted by Newsmax mobile Jan 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s supporters would like nothing more than to get their hands on the president’s huge email list, but Obama’s camp is hesitating to turn over the valuable list of millions of supporters and donors whose primary loyalty was to Barack Obama, not the Democratic Party.

“There’s a lot of data — voter data, massive email lists — that Obama built and there are a lot of people who want to make sure that he spreads that wealth,” an unnamed Clinton ally told The Hill.  “They want to make sure he doesn’t take it in a suitcase back to Chicago and move on. No one wants to see it disappear or have it used just to build a library.”

Clinton’s backers are saying that a Democratic president would want a member of his own party to succeed him. As it stands now, that person would be Clinton, who holds a double-digit lead in most polls, including over potential Republican nominees, and her supporters say they’re surprised Obama would hold back on the list.

According to a Democratic strategist, there is uncertainty about how the discussions will pan out, but said there could be a compromise in which Obama’s side sends out emails to all on his own list, and include a link to a site where Clinton’s supporters could donate.

The Obama email list, though, has been made available to the nonprofit group Organizing for Action, which is paying just under $5 million to rent the list and campaign data for the next four years, according to tax filings released to The Wall Street Journal  in November.

“OFA reached a multi-year agreement through 2016 for use of digital assets for the purpose of issue organizing,” said an official with the group about the payments.

But OFA is directly linked to Obama, after being created in 2013 by several top alumni as an offshoot of his 2012 campaign, but operates as a separate entity from his campaign staff. And while several Obama policies have failed, OFA in 2013 alone raised more than $26 million while mobilizing volunteers across the country.

Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has said the email list has more than 30 million subscribers. According to the Journal, solicitations through the list helped bring in some $500 million of the $1 billion raised for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Clinton has not officially entered the 2016 race, nor has any other candidate. Obama needs a strong Democratic nominee who could be elected as his successor and cement his own legacy legislation, specifically healthcare reform, Tommy Vietor, a former longtime Obama aide who worked briefly for Clinton during her book rollout last year, told The Hill.

But Obama’s direct support may or may not help a Democratic nominee win. Senate Democrats shied away from him in the midterm elections, but the president’s ratings are again near 50 percent thanks to the growing economy and shrinking gas prices, reports The Hill.

It is “really going to depend upon where his approval ratings are,” said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University professor and political communications specialist. “If it’s a wash, I think he will trot out a little, where he is beloved.” 

And if by 2016 the economy is booming, “Obama will absolutely take full credit for that and the Republicans will be screwed,” Berkovitz continued.

I wonder just who all is on that list and where their country of origin.  Notice the group who PAID to get the donor list.  A public official duly elected (especially to office of President) SHOULD have to reveal all fund sources and not just to a party member but with due transparency to the citizens of the country.  It is important we the citizens be able to see if those donors are receiving more attention than is other companies, organizations, or individuals seeking legislative review, lobby consideration, or financial gain.

Chemtrails — Real Threat

Chemtrails — real threat!!

Barium, aluminum, silver oxide and more are being used by powerful groups who attempt to play god in our world. These chemicals have strong links to altzheimers, ADHD, carcinogens, and far more.

These people are not manipulating weather for the good of the world. They should be brought before international courts to answer for global manipulation of all living things either for profit or as a silent weapon of mass destruction. All life on earth is being effected from mass animal deaths to noticeable alterations in human mental and physical capacities.

It is becoming more widely known and discussed thanks to internet but still not reaching and alarming the general masses as a whole. Think of all the loss of life and property as a direct interference by these so called humanitarian geoscience touting individuals and groups. Or, the manipulation of population for secret purposes using these methods.

Who gave them the right to play god?? How do we stop them?This is Not conspiracy. It is fact. Do your research. Get angry —

For those who Can across the globe, get busy ferreting out and exposing these people (it is highly dangerous) then put them on a global Most Wanted List of dangerous felons and have them answer to the world for their crimes.