A ban on the possession on bullets purchased out-of-state takes effect January 1, 2018. In 2019, everyone who buys ammunition in California will be required to undergo a background check like those currently required for firearm sales. [The plan is clear. Rather than direct confiscation of firearms, which is unconstitutional, would-be tyrants are gradually increasing rules, regulations, fees, and restrictions so that, eventually, firearms will be confiscated by assessments and red tape.]
The day before the election, a Montgomery County Circuit Court issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places. Less than three hours later, the state Supreme Court granted a stay on the order, thus allowing the destruction of the records. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state Administrator of Elections, were behind the request to trash the records. The Department of Homeland Security supported the quick destruction of voting records. This stinks to high heaven.
Bulgaria acquired 213,519 Bitcoin after an organized crime ring was busted for placing a virus into computers at the Customs office that allowed members of the ring to avoid import taxes on their cargo. The group converted its gains to Bitcoin, which now is valued at $3.6 billion. [It is not clear from this article how the government was able to confiscate the Bitcoin inasmuch as cryptocurrencies are supposed to be secure against theft or government seizure. If anyone can tell us how this was accomplished, we will share it with our readers.]
The UNHCR is calling out for more money to keep the refugees from flooding Europe. The unspoken message is clear: “Pay up or be sorry.” [Crime syndicates use extortion threats like this to sustain their cash flow. It’s called the Protection Racket. “This sure is a nice bar you have. It would be a pity if some hoodlums came in here and messed it up or set fire to it. We can protect you from that – and it will only cost you $500 per week.” The Protection Racket is well known at the UN syndicate.]