Friday, August 31, 2012

Blood Of Afghan Betrayal On Obama's Hands

Via Craig


Investor's Business Daily
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War On Terror: It's now clear why so many U.S. troops have fallen prey to Afghan insider attacks: The administration disarmed them while arming their Afghan trainees, making them sitting ducks.

With U.S. and NATO troop deaths from so-called green-on-blue attacks climbing past 100, military brass last week reversed a standing order requiring troops to remove their magazines from their weapons while quartered inside bases with their "trusted Afghan partners."

Rogue Afghan soldiers or police have easily gotten the jump on their trainers, shooting them in cold blood with the rifles and ammunition issued by the U.S. Ten of our troops have died this way in just the past two weeks.

The number of insider attacks this year already exceeds the total for last year. Since the start of 2012, there have been 32 attacks resulting in 40 deaths, many more than last year's 21 total attacks.

Earlier this month, an Afghan security commander ambushed U.S. troops. The officer, who was helping U.S. special forces train the local police force, lured elite U.S. soldiers to a Ramadan meal at his outpost to talk security. He then opened fire on them at close range, killing three and wounding one.

The Taliban took credit for the attack. The terror group released a video indicating it has heavily infiltrated the Afghan national army and police force.

"I opened fire on three Americans who were sitting together," a rogue Afghan soldier, identified as Ghazi Mahmood, says while smiling for the camera. "The reason I killed them is because they have occupied our country. They are enemies of our religion."

He said that there are many other uniformed Afghans "looking for the opportunity to kill infidels."

Now, after years of denying the attacks were anything but an "isolated" problem, U.S.-led command has finally let American soldiers carry loaded weapons at all times to protect them not just from terrorists but from the Afghan security forces they're training.

The policy reversal exposes the suicidal nature of the prior order. Even as our disarmed soldiers were being systematically ambushed and gunned down by their Afghan counterparts, high command continued to co-locate entire Afghan military units inside U.S. bases.

As a gesture of trust toward these Muslim partners, commanders ordered U.S. soldiers to remove their magazines from their weapons while training and working alongside them.

The Afghans, however, were allowed to remain armed.

Further exposing them to "friendly fire," American troops generally removed their heavy Kevlar body armor once they got inside the base.

Disarming the Afghans would have been the obvious solution. But of course that would expose this whole "training partnership" as the farce it really is.

Training and standing up a national security force in Afghanistan is the linchpin of President Obama's withdrawal strategy. He has set a 2014 deadline for troop pullout.

But the Pentagon is already reducing troop presence by 30,000 by the end of the summer. Many of the remaining soldiers will switch from fighting to training and advising Afghan forces. This means even more of them will be exposed to insider attacks.

But we're not just training Afghans to replace soldiers. We're hiring them to protect our soldiers right now, and many of them have also turned on our soldiers.

Obama has insisted on using Afghan security guards for base security as a way to limit the size of the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan.

Hiring local Afghans to protect troops obviates the need to deploy some 20,000 additional troops as MPs, or to move existing troops out of combat roles.

Obama's rush to withdraw has needlessly cost at least 100 soldiers' lives and wounded countless others.

Gov. Gary Johnson Could Cost Romney 5 Battleground States, 74 Electoral Votes Needed to Win in 2012

Via Oleg

Old, but first I've seen it.



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"2-Term Governor Gary Johnson's Votes in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado Could Determine the Winner of the 2012 Presidential Election"

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson is polling at 5.3% nationwide. (JZ Analytics / Washington Times).

But look at the numbers when he's included in statewide polls against Obama and Romney. 13% in New Mexico. 9% in Arizona. 7% in Colorado. 7% in New Hampshire. 8% in Montana. (PPP and others)

Governor Johnson's poll numbers - and his votes this November - may be the critical factor in "Tipping Point" or battleground states like North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado - where Obama and Romney are 1% to 6% apart. Mitt Romney needs these five states, these 74 Electoral votes to win the White House.

North Carolina and Virginia voted Republican seven out the last eight Presidential races. Florida and Colorado voted Republican in six out of the last 8. Nevada voted Republican in five out of the last 8. All five of these battleground states voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

Zogby, Rasmussen, Gallup, CNN / Opinion Research, New York Times, Washington Post, LATimes, ABC, and CBS Polling Organizations all KNOW that 3% or 6% or 9% of the vote for Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson in these states could easily cost Romney 74 Electoral Votes - and the 2012 Presidential election.

Starting now, these organizations need to include two-Term Governor Gary Johnson in all state Presidential polls - especially in these five "Romney Must Win" battleground states.

Gary Johnson was a two-Term Republican Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003). During his eight years in office, he vetoed over 750 bills - more than all other governors combined. He was repeatedly recognized and honored as the "most fiscally conservative Governor in America."

Zogby, Rasmussen, Gallup, CNN / Opinion Research, New York Times, Washington Post, LATimes, ABC, and CBS Polling: Include Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson in all national and state Presidential polls. Show us the full picture.

VIDEO: TSA Takes Over Bus Station In Tampa, DHS Agents Threaten Journalists

Via Battlefield USA

Thug.

Reporters forced to show papers or be “detained for 72 hours” by Homeland Security

Independent Journalists documenting the level of security theatre surrounding the Republican National Convention in Tampa were threatened with being “detained for 72 hours” by Homeland Security agents, after they filmed TSA employees occupying a Greyhound bus station close to the security perimeter.

The reporters with the Houston Free Thinkers captured video of no less than five blue shirted TSA workers manning the ticket office at the station, ready to conduct bag searches and pat downs on bus passengers.

The station, at 610 Polk Street in downtown Tampa, was adorned with TSA and Homeland Security notices, designating it a high security screening area.

After filming the TSA workers inside, the reporters turned their attention to a parked Homeland Security vehicle across the street, claiming that the agent that sat in the car was taking photographs of them.

Upon crossing the street to ask the agent why he was taking pictures, two more DHS vehicles pulled up and agents jumped out and immediately confronted the reporters, asking them for ID.

When the reporters refused to provide ID and asked why they were being detained, one DHS agent stated “You are filming a federal compound… that in itself is against the law.”

“The fence?” one reporter questioned.

“Everything behind the fence.” the agent replied, before again asking the reporter for ID.

When the reporter again questioned why he needed to show ID, the agent stated “This is not a game, I don’t want you to tell me anything. I want to see something, or I can hold you for 72 hours, it’s your choice.”

The reporters provided ID in order to avoid detainment, but made it clear to the DHS officers that they believed the agents were violating their rights.

Watch the exchange below:

More @ Prison Planet

Welcome to Sock Hop at the Beach!


Join Us October 25th – October 27th for John Moore’s Sock Hop first-ever live broadcast, as well as a southern-style buffet and entertainment from The Seaside Band! Below is the tentative schedule of events. Be sure to check back often, as we will be adding more availability and updating the calendar.

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Hope to see you in October!

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Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 25th

3:00 PM: Check-In
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Meet & Greet
Appetizers will be provided by local restaurants. Beer & wine provided by Oak Island Accommodations. Register for Friday’s Door Prizes!

Friday, October 26th

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Shop, Golf, Dine, Fish, Swim or Just Relax!
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Multi-State Concealed Carry Gun Permit Class Becomes Groupon Success

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The internet company Groupon.com is facing scrutiny after posting a discount on firearms classes that would allow student to be able to carry concealed in multiple states. A Seattle firearms training center is behind the deal.

Adan Salazar writes,

The Insight Training Center has 4 locations around Seattle each offering Groupon insiders a $145 class for $69 to obtain a nonresident Utah Concealed Firearm Permit. The Insights Training Center website states, “This 4-hour all-inclusive class fulfills the Utah training requirement and gets your application ready to submit.”

“Combined with a Washington license, the Utah permit allows its holders to carry concealed firearms in 33 states,” the Groupon deal explains.

The owner of the Insight Traning Center, Greg Hamilton, is very pleased about the business his Groupon ad did. The offer was taken advantage of by 500 people within twenty-four hours. He praised the marketing of Groupon saying that “They let hundreds of thousands of people know you exist, so it’s good marketing.”

However, there were the uneducated that were interviewed by the local Fox TV affiliate. One person that ran across the deal said, “Latt├Ęs don’t kill people, guns do, so I’m kind of thinking that this should be exempt from those kinds of circumstances.” Yeah right, and my car causes accidents all by itself, my spoon makes me fat, and my bed makes me lazy. We are use to this type of rhetoric from the anti-gun, uneducated about firearms crowd. This seems to be where the benefit of Hamilton’s business shines. It educates people on firearms and with education comes confidence and a removal of fear of guns. Front Sight Founder Ignatius Piazza, in stating what a person that is educated and trained becomes said, “You are the weapon, your gun is just a tool.”

The students who pass the course and pay the fees will then be able to carry concealed in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Now this is not special for just Hamilton’s classes. If you have a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons) permit, then there are many states that will reciprocate that permit and it will also allow you to carry in many more states than the one you have your permit in.

I’m actually looking forward to more firearms training centers opening up and offering great deals on CCW for law abiding citizens. This is one of the best ways to keep the Second Amendment rights alive and intact.

Listen to the report from Fox:


"Home Defense" isn't about homes.

Via Oleg Volk

Mosin Nagant M91/30 sniper rifle fom Classic

Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction--'Political Correctness' Cited

Via Don

Army troops
Is the U.S. Army headed in the right direction?

An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes--and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by "political correctness" imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.

The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. It was also significant drop from the 33 percent who had said the Army was heading in the right direction in 2010.

In the 2011 survey, in contrast to the 26 percent who said the Army was heading in the right direction, 38 percent said it was headed in the wrong direction and another 36 percent remained neutral on the topic, neither agreeing nor disagreeing that the army is heading in the right direction.

The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. "Two themes stood out in these comments," said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.

The second was the impact of "political correctness."

More @ CNS




Wise Survival Food from Mississippi Auto Arms

Sherman and others on returning slaves

Via SHNV


I would like to submit the following excerpts from the Official War Records as evidence of the Yankee position on slavery. While many still contend the war was to free slaves, these and many others writings in the OWR prove time after time that it was not.

CONFIDENTIAL.] HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, July 16, 1861.
Brigadier-General MCDOWELL, Commanding, &c.

SIR: The general-in-chief desires me to communicate to you that he has received from the President of the United States a second note dated to-day on the subject of fugitive slaves in which he asks: "Would it not be well to allow owners to bring back those which have crossed" the Potomac with our troops? The general earnestly invites your attention to this subject knowing that you with himself enter fully into His Excellency's desire to carry out to the fullest all constitutional obligations. Of course it is the general's wish the name of the President should not at this time be brought before the public in connection with this delicate subject.
I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SCHUYLER HAMILTON,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Military Secretary.
LOUISVILLE, KY., October 15, 1861.

Colonel TURCHIN.

DEAR SIR: Two gentlemen unknown to me but introduced by Mr. Guthrie say some negro slaves have taken refuge in your camp and are there sheltered.

The laws of the United States and of Kentucky all of which are binding on us compel us to surrender a runaway negro on application of negro's owner or agent. I believe you have not been instrumental in this but my orders are that all negroes shall be delivered up on claim of the owner or agent. Better keep the negroes out of your camp altogether unless you brought them along with the regiment.

Yours, &c.,
W. T. SHERMAN,

Eddie Grey

Warner Bros: Confederate Flag Stays On General Lee

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Rumors swirled into a firestorm after HobbyTalk.com reported that the Confederate flag would be removed from future Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee cars.

An anonymous insider with Tomy Toys claimed the Confederate flag would be banned from all 2013 General Lee cars, reports the Daily Mail.

The post read: "Starting January 1, 2013 all Dukes of Hazzard General Lee vehicles will not be allowed to be produced with the Confederate flag on the top of the vehicle. This directive has been passed onto us from the licensor Warner Brothers."

However, a spokesperson for Warner Bros told NBC News: "We were not, and are not, planning to change the design of the General Lee on merchandise. All reports to the contrary have been inaccurate."

More @ Opposing Views

Senator Huntley charged with falsifying business records, conspiracy in 'charity scam'

Via safetalker

Sen. Shirley Huntley in handcuffs after surrendering today.

State Sen. Shirley Huntley was arrested this morning and pleaded not guilty to charges that she allegedly funneled taxpayer money through her Queens non-profit program.

Huntley and several other defendants did not speak during their initial appearance in a Mineola courtroom. They were all released on their own recognizance and ordered back to court on Sept. 14.

Outside court, Huntley repeatedly said “It’s a great day” to every question fired at her.

The Post first reported last year how Huntley, a who represents Jamaica, Laurelton and South Ozone Park, tried to direct $155,000 to her Parent Workshop nonprofit.

She’s been charged with conspiracy in the fifth degree, tampering with evidence and falsifying business records.

Prosecutors will claim that Huntley and other defendants falsified papers, making it appear that Parent Workshop performed services stated in the contract, when no such services were ever performed, sources said.

More @ New York Post

Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

Via Don

CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf, via Twitter

The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.

Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, this is old news. That's what the Obama administration chronically does: it manipulates secrecy powers to prevent accountability in a court of law, while leaking at will about the same programs in order to glorify the president.

But what is news in this disclosure are the newly released emails between Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times's national security and intelligence reporter, and CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf. The CIA had evidently heard that Maureen Dowd was planning to write a column on the CIA's role in pumping the film-makers with information about the Bin Laden raid in order to boost Obama's re-election chances, and was apparently worried about how Dowd's column would reflect on them. On 5 August 2011 (a Friday night), Harf wrote an email to Mazzetti with the subject line: "Any word??", suggesting, obviously, that she and Mazzetti had already discussed Dowd's impending column and she was expecting an update from the NYT reporter.

A mere two minutes after the CIA spokeswoman sent this Friday night inquiry, Mazzetti responded. He promised her that he was "going to see a version before it gets filed", and assured her that there was likely nothing to worry about:

More @ The Guardian

Ted Nugent Warns: Feds Arresting Innocent Citizens Without Warrants


I would just like to take a moment to thank Obama


I would again like to take the time to thank the Obama admin for bringing us all together. Before, I like many others were just toiling away, trying to open the eyes of our fellow citizens, and having little impact.

But due to the actions of a handful of America hating leftist radicals attempting to take over the country, eye's were opened, making our jobs much easier.

Due to Obama's actions and non-action, I know a LOT more people across the country, People from almost every state in the union, people from all walks of life, and from all areas of the political spectrum.... people like me.

These are the same people that fill the TEA Party, the 9/12 Project, the Restore the Constitution movement and probably damn near every Militia Group in the country. Many of these people are spread so far and wide, I would NEVER have met them on my own.

My personal network already spanned the globe from my many years in the service and working with various Law Enforcement groups and agencies. But due to Obama's actions, the network is now expansive and wide ranging... and just to think that there are MANY others just like me, always brings a smile to my face when I'm feeling down.

These are the people that will keep the flame burning and growing, until it consumes the disease that is infecting the Republic, the disease of progressivism and collectivism. They will help me work hard at the restoration... until those that have brought us to this position pay dearly for their treachery.

So again, thanks Obama.


avordvet
L@P

'Gone With the Wind' exhibit blows into NC museum

Via Anthony


When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy

Via Matthew



The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
For a complete Fjordman blogography, see The Fjordman Files. There is also a multi-index listing here.


Prefatory note from Fjordman:

This text was inspired by the essay “Why Is This Not Treason?” by the brave English activist and patriot Paul Weston and is partly based on comments I left at the blog Jew Among You.


In 2009 it was revealed that the ruling Labour Party had purposefully flooded Britain with several million immigrants, without consulting its citizens, in order to socially engineer a “truly Multicultural” country. The huge increases in migrants over the previous decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt to radically change the country and to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity,” according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said mass immigration was the result of a deliberate plan, but ministers were reluctant to discuss this for fear that it would alienate the party’s “core working class vote.”

Lord Glasman — a personal friend of the Labour Party leader — in 2011 stated that “Labour lied to people about the extent of immigration… and there’s been a massive rupture of trust.” He admitted that the Labour Party had sometimes been actively hostile to the white natives. In particular, they tended to view white working-class voters as “an obstacle to progress.”

To my knowledge, these shocking revelations of a Western government virtually launching a full-front attack to crush its own people have so far not caused a single word of protest from political leaders or mass media in any other Western country, although these acts could be construed as a policy of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing targeting the white majority population. In my country’s mass media, these public admissions from Neather were hardly mentioned at all, although journalists never miss an opportunity to warn against the dangerous tide of “white racism and xenophobia” that is supposedly sweeping the Western world today.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Never take the government’s word at face value-except

Via The Dorkfish Express


when they tell you that they’ll kill you.

Minnesota Progressives and Liberals, Circa 1945

The infiltration of Marxist ideology into the high-echelons of federal government can be back-dated to the 1930s and FDR’s administration. Russian-born revolutionary Sidney Hillman provided communist votes for FDR in his earlier run for governor of New York, FDR appointed him labor advisor after becoming president in 1932. By 1936, Hillman had created the communist-dominated Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO, later merged with the AFL) as well as the first political action committee, the CIO-PAC. The PAC funneled labor union money to FDR’s reelection campaign as well as attracting socialist and communist votes. Hubert Humphrey idolized FDR and rose to vice-president under LBJ. To understand why Southern Democrats formed the Dixiecrat party in 1948, look no further than the communist domination of the Democrat party by the mid-1940s.

Bernhard Thuersam

Minnesota Progressives and Liberals, Circa 1945:

“In creating the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Humphrey had permitted Communists and extreme leftists to gain control of the party’s nerve center. In winning the mayorship [of Minneapolis] in 1945, he vigorously courted the pro-Communist elements that virtually controlled the State’s CIO labor federation. For nearly two more years Mayor Humphrey cultivated the backing of pro-Communist radicals until events impelled him to take them on in a political life and death struggle.

Following his election in 1945 he was quick to ingratiate himself with the radical elements that controlled the State’s CIO. The CIO’s pro-communist Minnesota Labor, for example, reported that close to 700 progressives and liberals of Minnesota” packed the main ballroom of the [Radisson] hotel to honor” the fellow-travelling Elmer Benson at a testimonial dinner in August, 1945. Among those at the head table: Mayor Hubert Humphrey.

In November, Mayor Humphrey, attending the annual CIO convention in Minneapolis, addressed the CIO’s Political Action Committee along with Benson and Stalinist William Mauseth, then CIO-PAC director. The resolutions and rhetoric that flowed from the gathering could have been scripted in the Kremlin.

The convention passed a resolution urging all unions to wage an “unrelenting struggle against the evils and dangers of….group discrimination that go hand-in-hand with labor-baiting.” Such heavy-handed epithets, of course, were usually hurled by Communists and leftist propagandists at anyone who opposed the progressive paradise in the Soviet Union and/or the excessive demands of Communist-dominated unions in the United States.

Minnesota Labor reported Humphrey as “strongly endorsing” the CIO’s eight-point [socialist] program before Congress though it is not absolutely clear whether he embraced it entirely [or] necessarily reveal his willingness to curry favor with the extreme left-wing of the United States, for liberals, radicals and Communists have historically found themselves pushing for similar domestic programs.

The acid test of whether a person cultivated the Communist line was whether he also endorsed a foreign policy which coincided with the aims of the Soviet Union. Humphrey did.

[It] is quite likely that [Humphrey] sympathized with CIO policy, judging from his pro-Soviet speech in January….[and] he approved of the Soviet conquest of the Baltic states, endorsed the thought that Stalin should ensure the establishment of “friendly” governments on the Soviet borders, and justified Russia’s “absorption” of its neighboring states. Furthermore, it is clear that Humphrey found himself in agreement with another resolution adopted by the convention: having America withdraw its support from Chiang Kai-shek. The [communist Chinese] reviled Chiang because he was pro-West and militantly anti-communist.

In vigorously urging the United States to take steps which would mean the abandonment of China to the Communists, Humphrey was doing the bidding of the pro-Communist CIO-PAC in Minnesota.”

(Hubert, An Unauthorized Biography of the Vice President, Allan H. Ryskind, Arlington House, 1968, pp. 95-101)

Is DOJ 'Community Organizing' Occupy Activists at the RNC?



What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa?

Exclusive video captured by Breitbart News during Occupy/anarchist demonstrations outside the RNC Tuesday shows CRS field representatives, wearing DOJ logo polo shirts and hats, conversing with Occupy protesters.

In one case, a CRS representative and protester are seen to high-five each other.

CRS representatives are also seen relaying specific instructions to the activists about the location of prearranged buses that were apparently taking them to their next scheduled demonstration.



CRS’s mission, as expressed on its website, is to be a “‘peacemaker’ for community conflicts and tensions.” CRS was created as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a conflict resolution body dealing specifically with community uprisings over racial issues. Its jurisdiction was later expanded as part of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Obama, which lists the areas in which the CRS can act as including issues of "race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability."

The purpose of CRS is to mediate in ongoing disputes--not to foment them, or to become participants. However, there is evidence that the Obama administration may be using CRS as a quiet community organizing force.

More@ Breitbart

Video Shows Cop Kicking Defenseless Man in the Throat


Rand Paul Blasts Obama With Liberty Canon



Rand Paul took to the stage of the RNC on Wednesday evening and made a bee line for Obama, taking him on on his signature policy in the first words he uttered. He said that after the Supreme Court’s ruling the first words out of his mouth were: “I still think it is unconstitutional.” He went on to say that he’s had time to count to ten and he still thinks it’s unconstitutional.

While the elder Paul spoke via a tribute video, the younger Paul gave his speech and was afforded time because of his decision to back Mitt Romney. The speech was all about the things his father had instilled in him. It was about freedom, prosperity and peace. It was about encouraging Americans, not putting them down and it was brilliant.

Paul stated,

More @ Freedom Outpost

Christine's visit, soon to be permanent:)



















The Smoking Teleprompter: Video of RNC Teleprompter Showing Results of Scripted Voting Before Voting Finished

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By Jay Stang, Oath Keepers Texas Vice President, and RNC Delegate from Texas 22nd District

“Remarkably, they know they are ignorant, but their ignorance does not trouble them. On the contrary, when Jay’s questions expose it, they laugh, pleased with themselves, so they will do nothing to abate it. Their ignorance is “cool,” which, where I come from, has always meant, “not so hot.” They are potential slaves, waiting for some dictator to corral them. They will still be giggling inanely about how, like, cool it is, man, as they are put aboard the cattle cars.”

--Alan Stang, Know Your History or Die -- 2009

We have long suspected that politics is rigged. We have long heard the cliched statement that nothing in politics happens by accident. For those among you with little faith, here is your justification and confirmation that you are correct. For those of you with any degree of faith in the system, your ignorance dies today.

The video below, shot during the August 28, 2012 vote on the new controversial RNC rules, shows the script of the proceedings of the Republican National Convention. The video you are about to see shows you in no uncertain terms that the results of the voting are rigged.


Video shot by Duane Taylor At Large Delegate from Oregon

As shown in the video, the results of the votes on the credentials, rules, and nomination of candidates are all determined in advance, and displayed on the teleprompter for the Chair of the convention to read from. Let me make this simple for you: every word, every sentence, and the results of every vote are predetermined, and are displayed on the screen for the chair to be read. “The ayes have it” is displayed on the screen before the voting is even finished, and before the Chair could make any kind of independent evaluation of the voice vote. The screen says it before he speaks. The Chair, John Boehner, is just a perfectly coiffed bobble-head. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

For those of you who still will not see, I have this to say:

Are you a slave, or are you an American? Rebellion and defiance runs through the veins of every American. Submission and fear run through the veins of a slave. Choose wisely.

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Samuel Adams: Like a BOSS

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -- Samuel Adams

- Jay Stang

Texas Oath Keepers Vice President

PS -- Stay tuned. More details of the multiple, systemic examples of the kangaroo court, Soviet-style “show trial” of the GOP convention to follow. I was there, as a member of the Republican Party, and I saw it with my own eyes.

We Ain't Goin' Down Without a Fight

Via Dave



Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus

Russian Navy in Tartus

Russian naval vessels have unexpectedly departed the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus and Russian arms shipments to Syria have been suddenly discontinued. debkafile’s military sources reveal that those and other steps indicate that the Russians are rapidly drawing away from the Syrian arena to avoid getting caught up in the escalating hostilities expected to arise from military intervention by the US, Europe and a number of Arab states. Russian intelligence appears to have decided that this outside intervention is imminent and Moscow looks anxious to keep its distance for now.

According to our military and Russian sources, these drastic steps must have been personally ordered by President Vladimir Putin. He is believed to have acted over the objections of some of his army and naval chiefs. This would explain the mixed statements issuing from Moscow in recent days about the disposition of Russian personnel at the naval base in Tartus and Russian military personnel in Syria.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, Commander of the Russian Navy Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said that if the fighting in Syria reached Tartus, Moscow may decide to evacuate the base. He stressed that this decision would have to be taken on the authority of President Putin. He was the first Russian official to suggest the possibility of an evacuation.
A week later, Aug. 28, Russian chief of staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov denied anything had changed in the working procedures of Russian military personnel in Syria or that there were any plans to evacuate the Russian naval base in Tartus:

"I think it's too early to draw conclusions [from the situation in Syria]," said the general. "No one is running away from there.”

When a Russian journalist pressed the general and ventured to ask whether Moscow was terminating its military involvement in Syria, Marakov retorted, “Why are you so worried about Syria?"
But he didn’t answer the question.

debkafile's military sources disclose that the Russians have taken five significant military steps with regard to Syria in the last two weeks:

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Nagant Rifles by the case and a lot more goodies from NC

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How to Get the Most out of your Mil-Dot Reticle

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Over the last couple of years the mil dot reticle has become less of an option and more the standard in tactical rifle scopes. Since its inception with the Unertl USMC sniper scope and later in various versions of the Leupold Mark IV scope, military snipers have come to know the mil dot reticle as a reliable means of determining distances to targets, establishing leads for moving targets, and for alternate aiming points for windage and elevation holds. Military snipers who are graduates of formal programs of instruction have spent numerous hours honing their ability to use the mil dot reticle and are comfortable and competent with it. Military snipers are easy to train on the mil dot reticle, as the military has been using the mil relation formula in one form or another for many years. As the WERM rule (width of correction = Range x mils observed), it has been the mainstay for determining adjustments when calling and adjusting indirect fire weapons such as mortars and artillery. On the other hand, so me Law Enforcement and civilian tactical and practical long-range precision shooters are a little hesitant sometimes of the mil dot reticle because of a lack of proper training. I hope this article will help remedy this problem.

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LAPD commander removed in probe of rough arrest

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A Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer has been removed amid an internal investigation into a videotaped beating in which officers tackled a handcuffed registered nurse to the ground, police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday.

Beck said previously that he had "serious concerns" about the use of force against Michelle Jordan, 34, who was arrested in the Tujunga area on Aug. 21 after being stopped for talking on a cellphone while driving, police said.

Jordan got out of the car and cursed the two officers who stopped her, witnesses and Jordan's husband told KNBC-TV.

Fast-food restaurant surveillance video obtained by the TV station (bit.ly/NVptHP ) showed officers taking her to the ground. After she is handcuffed and walked to a police car, the 5-foot-4 woman is tackled a second time by an officer who lands on top of her.

"She made some unwise moves," her attorney, Sy Nazif, told the station. "But certainly nothing that warranted a physical assault from the LAPD."

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Hamlet of Town Line "Heads South" in 1861 Nearby Hamlet Left Union in Civil War Days

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Broadway begins
at Lafayette Square, which has a history as old as the city, but is set apart as a memorial to men who died fighting for the Union cause during the Civil War. The Square is also hallowed because one night, the Great Emancipator himself walked alone in the little park that was there when he stopped in Buffalo on his way to the White House. Lincoln won by a scant majority in Buffalo and Erie County in the election which made him President. But the reception Buffalonians gave him must have assured him of their support in the polices he was to pursue in the coming four years. Walking alone in the little park, Lincoln could not have known that fourteen miles out Broadway from Lafayette Square was the tiny Hamlet of Town Line, who had a majority of residents who opposed him, his policies and the rest of the United States loyal to the Union.

Sympathized with Confederacy - Town Line had so many Southern sympathizers that it took action unparalleled in the United States north of the Mason-Dixon Line at the beginning of the Civil War. Town Line, by a majority vote of it's citizens, seceded from the Union. Almost 500 miles away from the nearest Confederate State, the obscure settlement was an isolated but loyal patch of the Confederate States of America. While the rest of Erie County sent thousands into battle for the Union, it is believed at least five men from Town Line went South and fought for the Bonnie Blue Flag of the Confederacy. In the files of an old Lancaster newspaper is the angry account of the meeting of "copperheads" who drew up the articles of secession and signed them.


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Montana rancher shoots black bear that broke into home


A Montana rancher shot and killed a black bear that scaled a tall fence and broke into his house to rummage for food this week along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Lane Yeager discovered damage when he returned to his home near Choteau on Monday evening. The young male bear had broken through a screen and entered an open window, wrecked a lazy Susan and tore off a door to get to food in the trash and in the pantry.

"It was dark out. I was headed for the light switch when it ran across ahead of me," Yeager told the Great Falls Tribune. "That's when I knew I had an issue."

Mike Madel, grizzly bear management specialist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said the bear had probably been in the house for an hour.

Yeager dispatched it with a rifle.

"I killed it so someone else wouldn't have to," Yeager said. "We're fat with grizzlies, but the black bear was off the beaten path."

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Democratic registration all but dries up since new Florida laws

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Since a new set of state voting laws went into effect more than a year ago, the number of new Democrats registering in Florida has all but disappeared, according to a Times-Union review.

During the 13 months beginning July 1 the year before elections in 2004 and 2008, registered Democrats increased by an average of 209,425 voters. From 2011 to this year, that number was 11,365.

In Duval County alone there were about 13,000 new Democrats, meaning the rest of the state lost them.

Over that same time, the number of registered Republicans increased by 128,039, topping the average of 103,555 during the past two presidential cycles.

Overall, Democrats still hold a 445,794 statewide registration advantage.

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New frontiers in hypersensitivity: State Department officer says ‘holding down the fort’ is racist

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John M. Robinson, the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State, wants America’s diplomats to know that common phrases and idioms like “holding down the fort” are, in fact, deeply racist.

Robinson, who also serves as director of the Department’s Office of Civil Rights, used his “Diversity Notes” feature in the July/August issue of the official “State Magazine” to examine the hateful roots of everyday sayings. In one recent public relations kerfuffle at Nike, Inc., he wrote, the company torpedoed a sneaker called the “Black and Tan.”

“What a wonderful celebratory gesture and appreciation for Irish culture. Not!” wrote Robinson, an adult.

Robinson notes that “Black and Tan,” in addition to being an enjoyably robust alcoholic concoction, can refer to the brutal Protestant militiamen who ravaged the Irish countryside in the early 20th century — which is why Irish bartenders always get so upset when you order one.

In an effort to avoid offending those notoriously fragile Irish sensibilities, Nike pulled the shoe from stores.

Ron Paul RNC Tribute Video

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Disgruntled supporters of Ron Paul stage walkout at convention

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“I wouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney any more than I would vote for Obama,” he said. “They’re both war mongers and elitists. There’s no difference. It’s two sides of the same coin. And nothing’s going to change.”

Hundreds of Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) supporters staged a walkout during Sen. John McCain’s Wednesday evening speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

A long stream of Paul’s backers from Maine, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arizona, and several other states protested the Republican National Committee's treatment of Paul and his supporters by walking out of the convention hall with chants of, “As Maine goes, so goes the nation!”

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The Z11 Grey Ghost

S145.1 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11  The Z11 Grey Ghost Photo 1

The NHRA and AHRA may have been writing the rule books, but the game of one-upmanship between the factories at the dawn of the 1960s seemed to escalate with each passing weekend as one performance package after another issued from Detroit. In 1963 Chevrolet made a bold leap forward with the Z11 Impala, a lightweight match-racer that drew on the lessons of the recent past to dominate Super Stock and the fledgling A/FX class.

The Z11’s aluminum front end and bumpers and Spartan finish were standard practice for factory lightweights. What sets this car apart is the high performance 427 CI "mystery engine" scruntinzed as authentic by W-Block expert Phil Reed. On top of the engine sits an aluminum dual quad intake and carburetors as well as the distinctive Z11 air cleaner that drew air from the passenger-side cowl vent, the latter item so rare today that examples have sold for more than $40,000!

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