Thursday, February 24, 2011
This wheat thrasher has a foot-powered spinning reel that knocks the grain out of the head of wheat and pours out the side.
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"The world system is breaking down. In America:
1. The lower education/union bubble
2. The higher education bubble
3. The real estate bubble
4. Not enough oil production
5. Drug Prohibition is being recognized as a failure
6. Insufficient food production to support the world system.
7. The Green bubble
8. Unsustainable Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.
9. The Democrat party is near a collapse point. Wisconsin is the leading indicator
Europe - similar to the above without oil resources plus a Muslim problem.
In the Middle East:
1. Islam is breaking down due to the Internet/cell phones
2. It will not go quietly
3. Muslim Brotherhood etc.
4. Not enough food production
5. Dictators R us
2. The Jasmine Revolution
3. Internet/cell phones - see Jasmine Revolution
4. One Party rule - like the Democrats in America only worse
India - I'm going to have to study more. Probably much of the above plus an Islam problem going back at least 500 years only partially resolved with the India/Pakistan partition.
No doubt much more.
The world system is breaking down. Much of the old system that we have been carrying is unsupportable. It will be a better system once the old order is gone. The old order will not go without a fight.
Texas is designing a degree system that will cost the student $10,000. I don't see why the cost shouldn't be more on the order of $2,000. We have the Internet.
The US is well positioned with its TEA Parties to come out on top of this upheaval. But it will not be pretty here either."
Just look at what collectivism is doing here, in OUR country! If ever a time existed that need American men to gather together to discipline themselves into a cohesive group to stop the onslaught that is ALREADY HERE and getting stronger by the day, it would be now.
Not since the War for Independence has our country seen such a multi-faceted assault on the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution! It's time for you, yes YOU, not the man to your left or right, but YOU to emulate their example!
IT'S TIME TO MUSTER!
Find a good group in your area NOW! Go through their vetting process. Get equipped. Get in shape. The time for 'dicking around' is over. Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence again. UNDERSTAND what those documents MEAN! Turn off your television and put away the beer. You want 'reality'? Just look outside your comfort zone.
"They" are out there. Right now. Checking you out. Checking out how to kill you. What? That's right, "They" aren't coming just to be "in charge". They are coming to destroy you, me, and our entire way of life. "They" are coming now to take tactical advantage of YOUR softness!
Who, exactly, are "They"? "They" are the collectivist totalitarians disguising themselves in the many 'isms' of note. Jihadism, Progressivism, Fascism, Communism, Globalism. All with 'harmless' descriptions and innocent looks. They are promising "fundamental change". That 'change' is to totally obliterate the USA and all the freedoms guaranteed by our way of life.
Via Western Rifle Shooters Association & Kerodin
--Eric Englund, in an essay titled Income Taxes, Obesity, and Other Maladies of Nanny Statism, 2005.
"No Man Can Take Those Colors and Live"
Colonel Henry King Burgwyn, Jr., Lt. Col. John R. Lane, Sgt. Jefferson Mansfield, and Pvt. John Vinson Pettigrew’s Brigade - Heth’s Division - Hill’s Corps
The 26th North Carolina Regiment started the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg with 800 men. By sunset, 588 of them were either dead or wounded. Yelling like demons, they had courageously charged and taken the formidable federal position on Seminary Ridge. Fourteen colorbearers in the 26th were shot down in succession. One of them was 21 year old Henry King Burgwyn, the youngest colonel in the Confederate army, who stained the flag with his blood as he fell wrapped in it’s folds.
Within seconds a bullet entered his heart and the officer pitched forward drenching the standard with his blood. Lt. George Wilcox pulled the blood soaked flag from underneath Mcreery’s lifeless form and pushed ahead into the maelstrom. After a few steps, two rounds pierced his chest, but he survived.
Fearing that his troops might falter at this critical juncture Burgwyn seized the flag staff from Wilcox. With his outstretched sword in one hand and the flag in the other, he ordered the regiment to "Dress on the colors". Mortally wounded Col. Burgwyn is said to have whispered, "I know my gallant men will do their duty. Where is my sword?" Then he was gone.
Fourteen different color bearers from the 26th North Carolina, including their "boy colonel", Henry Burgwyn had been killed or grievously wounded holding aloft the regiment's colors.
Despite suffering enormous casualties in their fight with the 24th Michigan and the rest of the Iron Brigade, Lt. Col. J.R. Lane lifted the flag once more and yelled, "twenty-sixth, follow me!" The fight for Herbst Woods proved to be the bloodiest regimental fight in the Civil War's bloodiest battle. The 26th North Carolina lost 687 out of 843 men at Gettysburg and the 24th Michigan suffered 73% casualties. These two units suffered more casualties than any other regiments in their respective armies.
Now we have the opportunity to join with our friends at the Conservation Fund to save the very ground that the Iron Brigade and the 26th North Carolina trod during their epic struggle on July 1, 1863. This long sought-after ground, coupled with a separate preservation effort at the Josiah Benner House property, makes this one of the most exciting opportunities in our history.
"Virginia took a big step Thursday toward eliminating most of the state's 21 abortion clinics, approving a bill that would likely make rules so strict the medical centers would be forced to close, Democrats and abortion rights supporters said.
Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican and Catholic, supports the measure and when he signs it into law, Virginia will become the first state to require clinics that provide first-trimester abortions to meet the same standards as hospitals. The requirement could include anything from expensive structural changes like widening hallways to increased training and mandatory equipment the clinics currently don't have."Via Weasel Zippers
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Last Friday, the House tacked defunding of the anti-gun ObamaCare law onto the "continuing resolution," which is required to fund the federal government through September 30.
In a series of four votes, the House approved:
* An amendment offered by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) to defund ObamaCare for the next six months;
* Two amendments sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to defund previously appropriated provisions of ObamaCare; and,
* An amendment offered by Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) to defund IRS implementation of the "individual mandate," which is the ObamaCare requirement that forces Americans to cough up their medical information which could later be used by the FBI to block gun purchases (and forces them to buy government-approved insurance).
In addition, the House, by a sizable majority, adopted the Boren-Rehberg amendment to defund ATF's efforts to create a new gun registry for many multiple gun sales. (Rep. Dan Boren is a Democrat from Oklahoma.)
Gun Owners of America contacted every member of the House of Representatives prior to the vote on the Boren-Rehberg amendment. This is an important provision that will stop the ATF's attempts to illegally register gun owners.
Since last year, the ATF has been trying to require licensed firearms dealers (in some states) to report to the government the sale of two or more semi-automatic rifles that are .22 caliber or greater, that can accept a detachable magazine, and that are purchased by the same person within five business days.
The House's actions last week put us in a position where 41 senators can force Democrats to either:
1. Defund the anti-gun ObamaCare, plus ATF's unlawful gun registry; or
2. Shut down the non-essential functions of the Obama administration, including ATF.
Shutting down the ATF would represent a boon for gun owners' rights. (Click here to see GOA's report on the most recent egregious abuse by the ATF.)
The fight to defang the ATF -- and to repeal ObamaCare -- are two top priorities at Gun Owners of America.
Given that there are 47 Republicans in the Senate -- and 51 senators who purport to oppose ObamaCare's mandate that you buy insurance you don't want -- you would think that defunding ObamaCare and the ATF would be an imminently winnable fight, right?
Well, let's hope so. Because you can be sure of this... if the shoe were on the other foot, Senator Barack Obama (in 2008) would NOT have shied away from shutting down the non-essential functions of the Bush administration in order to get his way.
The good news is that we have the vehicle to kill ObamaCare and the ATF's unlawful multiple sales registry -- if we just have the will to do so.
ACTION: Contact your two Senators and insist they filibuster any version of the "continuing resolution" which does not defund ObamaCare and bar funds for ATF's unlawful multiple gun sales registry.
You can click on the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send a pre-written message to your Senators.
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From: Media Bias Monthly, Where Context Matters:
Subject: MBM claims major media victory! Yeeeh-Haaah!
Dear Subscribers, friends, and other parties:
Approximately nine months ago, this editor sent the honorable Judge
Andrew Napolitano a copy of "The Confederate Arguments." Since that
time, this editor has heard the judge quote, in some cases almost
word-for-word, questions 28, 56, 58, 81, 84, 86, 89, 95, and 101.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
Please visit this epsoide of "Freedom Watch" with the honorable Judge
Freedom Watch - FoxBusiness.com
"The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself,
though it may be at another time and in another form."
--- President Jefferson Davis, C.S.A.
For Media Bias Monthly, Where Context Matters,
John Long, Edit
Good job, Obama.......
The jobs created and saved by the economic stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed on Feb. 17, 2009 cost at a minimum an average of $228,055 each, according to data released yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
In a report released Wednesday—“Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output from October Through December 2010”—the CBO said it now estimates the stimulus law cost a total of $821 billion, up from CBO’s original estimate that the stimulus would cost $787 billion.
The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as "information operations" at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.
Just ran across this.
The Rebel Yell Lives: Part I - Rediscovering History
The Rebel Yell Lives: Part II - Reenactors Charge Forward
NC veteran of the ANV and a simulated company of soldiers.
The Rebel Yell!
The Rebel Yell
The Rebel Yell Lives: Parts I & II
Reading most of the postings on the League of the South Web site has clarified in my mind what the real purpose of the Southern Poverty Law Center (which does not practice poverty law, by the way) is: to defame, libel, smear, and slander any and all Jeffersonian critics of the highly centralized, dictatorial, welfare/warfare state empire that so many Americans slave under today. They are self-appointed overseers of the D.C. tax-slave plantation and sworn enemies of free speech.
It would be politically risky for Congress to attempt to pass another Sedition Act to outlaw free speech, but congress critters like William Lacy Clay are more than happy to be assisted by the SPLC with its persistent attacks on speech that is critical of Big Government, all under the phony guise of "fighting hate."
If Thomas Jefferson were alive today and repeating his speeches about how the tree of liberty must be drenched in the blood of patriots and tyrants; how a revolution every twenty years or so is a healthful medicine for a free society; or how secession should be welcomed and all secessionists treated as "our children," Americans one and all, he would most certainly be on the top of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of haters and "hate group" instigators.
Starts around 7:30
The cameraman who was accosted in the video is Adam Cole. He works for “We the People of Rhode Island,” a public access TV show in Rhode Island. Another witness and citizen journalist at the rally who had a video camera, Randy Swanson of Oathkeepers-Rhode Island, filmed the confrontation. Swanson tells me that criminal charges against the union supporter are pending — and that Providence Capitol Police, Providence Police Department and Rhode Island State Police are investigating other incidents that also occurred that day involving belligerent union supporters.
"According to recent press reports -- such as Fox News -- the ATF has enabled gun smuggling by telling gun dealers in the southwest to sell weapons to known straw purchasers (people who buy guns for others). Even worse, one of those guns became the murder weapon in a tragic case where a Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, was gunned down on December 14th, 2010.
This ATF operation is called Project Gunrunner and its purpose was to monitor illicit gun sales in the southwest in order to track down the smuggling rings delivering guns to the drug cartels.
But, now, it’s beginning to look like the biggest arms supplier is the ATF itself for having allowed more than 3000 weapons to be smuggled under its Gunrunner program.
While Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has demanded answers from the ATF, he has been blown off -- not only by agency superiors, but by officials as high up as Attorney General Eric Holder.
Given the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is likely to drag his feet in order to protect Attorney General Eric Holder, we believe that hearings should begin in the U.S. House of Representatives."
"TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal.
Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah:" (Includes video)
The Sniper Girls
"There is a reason I met the union thugs on the steps of the State Capitol in Denver the other day. There is a reason I have been engaged in this struggle since the beginning. It is not because I like to protest, far from it. I don't like to put myself out there in the streets, it is unseemly. But, I also recognize that I have a personal responsibility to take action where that action is obviously needed. To expect someone else to tend to my liberty, or my rights is as unseemly as anything I could do, moreso than protesting.
The situation is clear: we either fight for our liberty, or we lose it. We stand up for fiscal responsibility or we might as well just toss our credit cards to the looters and moochers. Why protect your identity from thieves if you are going to invite the thieves in to write the laws?
Here's the difference between private sector unions and public sector unions, since that seems to be an intellectual stumbling block for most defenders of the debacle in Wisconsin."
Go to the link to email those involved.
WHAT MAKES HB 74 BETTER?
- Better definitions, including defense against "forcible felonies;"
- Presumption of reasonable fear to victims of carjackings;
- "Stand your ground" protection: No duty to retreat when attacked outside the home; and
- Better protection against lawsuits: If attackers or survivors file malicious lawsuits which are thrown out of court, they would bear the full cost of litigation, freeing crime victims of tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
--John Adams, An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, 1763
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that only 25% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of this tactic, while 67% disapprove. State legislators in Indiana have used the same approach to avoid a vote in their state."
Obama’s Leadership Ratings Fall To A New Low
President Obama’s job approval ratings have taken a dive this week in the Rasmussen Reports. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 37% of Likely U.S. Voters now say the president is doing a good or excellent job as a leader. Forty percent (40%) rate his performance as poor.
"Here's the news story, and an exclusive DT analysis below:
Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents, which point to him or the feared American Task Force 373 (TF373) operating in the region, providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with "nuclear fissile material" and "biological agents," according to a report.
Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) is warning that the situation on the sub-continent has turned "grave" as it appears that open warfare is about to break out between Pakistan and the United States, The European Union Times reports.
The SVR warned in its report that the apprehension of 36-year-old Davis, who shot dead two Pakistani men in Lahore last month, had fuelled this crisis.
According to the report, the combat skills exhibited by Davis, along with documentation taken from him after his arrest, prove that he is a member of US' TF373 black operations unit currently operating in the Afghan War Theatre and Pakistan's tribal areas, the paper said."
30 degree barrel below.
"On display in our Second World War gallery, this rifle is the subject of frequent inquiries. Many people have expressed surprise or disbelief that a firearm can be made to shoot around corners; yet this is precisely what the curved barrel attachment enables this weapon to do.
The attachment was the fruit of experiments, carried out in Germany during the early 1940s, with the object of providing a device which would enable troops to shoot from behind cover, without exposing themselves to enemy fire. Various deflecting troughs and curved barrels were tried with a number of infantry weapons, before the combination which we have on display was arrived at. The relatively short bullet fired by the MP44 made it particularly suitable for this rôle. The attachment deflects the flight of the bullet through 30 degrees and, with the aid of the prismatic sight which is fitted, a reasonable degree of accuracy can be attained. A further version of the device was developed which deflected the bullet through 90 degrees. This was intended for use as a close-defense weapon by armored vehicle crews; however it was found that *bullets fired through it generally fragmented due to the stresses involved."