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The State can’t Protect you, …but it doesn’t want You to Protect YOURSELF, either

Two news items, both from Oregon, and both dealing with the right and ability to defend yourself. Apparently, the fine folks in Oregon are intent on having you as defenseless as possible.

The first one is from a week or so back, and received scant attention before the Memorial Day Weekend. From CBSLocal.com:

911 emergencyAn Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place, because of budget cuts.

Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.

“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, …can you ask him to go away?

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Back in the news: “Obamacare and Death Panels”

Good-news-bad-newsIn the “good-news-&-bad-news” category, there’s a tiny bit of good news…and plenty of bad.

First, the “Good” news, such as it is.

Senator Marco Rubio joined Ted Cruz in support of eliminating funding for this year’s implementation of Obamacare. We’ll need more than Rubio & Cruz on this, but it’s a start.

From CNN.com:

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