Sunday, June 30, 2013

Coal-state Dems chisel away at Obama climate plan

 

President Obama, in his weekly radio address, beseeched voters to get behind his climate change plan and punish politicians who don't.

He may want to be careful what he asks for. Several of those lawmakers come from the president's own party.

Coal-state Democrats have been as scathing as any Republican in reaction to the president's plan, unveiled Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University. The pushback was almost immediate, and a glaring signal of the trouble Obama may encounter as he charges ahead with new restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

Though Obama technically is going around Congress by having the Environmental Protection Agency impose the rules, moderate Democrats made clear they will pressure the administration from inside the party to scale back. They carry a simple message: The regulations will kill jobs, but working with the coal industry to improve its own clean-coal technology won't.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, calling the president's plan a "war on America," delivered one of the most forceful rebuttals in an interview with Fox News.

More @ Fox

Utah gun-rights group plans nation's first 'open carry' run

 

Running with scissors is generally considered a risky endeavor, but one group of Utah residents says running with a gun isn’t.

Organizers of the “Run 4 Guns” planned for this fall in Spanish Fork, Utah, are touting the event as the nation’s first open carry run.

The group is inviting runners to bring not only their tennis shoes and water bottles, but their gun holsters, as well.

Organizer Macgregor Whiting of Mapleton said the September 5K race, which was first reported by Salt Lake City Weekly, aims to celebrate Second Amendment rights and show that gun owners are responsible, normal people. In addition to the 3.1 mile race, they’ll have a half-mile “armed dash.”

More @ Fox

ATF leader who oversaw botched sting will run Phoenix office

Via avordvet

 

The ATF leader who oversaw a botched undercover operation in Milwaukee will now be in charge of the agency's embattled Phoenix office, where agents allowed more than 2,000 guns to walk into the hands of suspected criminals through the infamous "Operation Fast and Furious."

Bernard "B.J." Zapor will be reunited in Phoenix with Fred Milanowski, another key figure in Milwaukee's "Operation Fearless," where a Journal Sentinel investigation found agents lost government guns, had their storefront ripped off and arrested at least four of the wrong people.

Zapor was in charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' St. Paul Field Division, which covers Wisconsin and three other states. In November, shortly after the Milwaukee sting was abruptly shut down, he was promoted to a position in Washington, D.C., supervising eight field divisions.

Officials from the ATF and the U.S. Department of Justice told congressional staffers in April that disciplinary action was under way against Zapor because of the Milwaukee operation. They won't say if Zapor's assignment to Phoenix is punishment.

Zapor has roots in Arizona. He started his career as an agent in Phoenix in 1989 and has family members living in that part of the country. Zapor will be able to retire when he turns 50, in two years. With its proximity to the Mexican border and population, Phoenix is a higher profile field division than St. Paul.

Zapor is well-known to Acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones, who continues to be U.S. attorney in St. Paul, where he and Zapor have served for several years. In August 2011, Zapor told the Star Tribune that Jones' appointment as acting director would "benefit public safety nationally."

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last week questioned putting Zapor in charge of Phoenix, given Zapor's "failed management of Operation Fearless."

"Why would you put him in charge of an office that so clearly needs good leadership?" Grassley wrote in questions to Jones. A vote on Jones' confirmation was delayed last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Police strap citizens down, draw their blood

Via III Percent Patriots and Sons of Liberty

Arson and Treason at Milledgeville

 

Webster’s Dictionary of 1828 defined a traitor as one who “betrays his allegiance to his country” and “who aids an enemy in conquering his country.” Lt. Snelling (below) could not live among his own people in the postwar period, and his Northern friends would treat him as a suspicious and easily-bought alien if he lived among them.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Arson and Treason at Milledgeville  

Sunday, November 20, 1864 was a day of unprecedented excitement in the capital of Georgia. Members of the legislature had already departed in haste for their homes. The governor and Statehouse officers were in flight, and many citizens of the town were following the example set by them.  In the afternoon distant cannon fire was heard in the direction of Macon, some thirty miles away.

Just before sunset a small group of blue-coated cavalrymen were seen lingering on the outskirts of the town . . . They cut telegraph wires, seized a few horses, and then made a hurried exit.  They were the first of more than thirty thousand enemy soldiers who were to enter Milledgeville within the next four days. 

With flags unfurled, the band at the head of the column playing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and other martial airs . . . [the enemy army occupied the town and Sherman] learned that he was occupying a plantation belonging to General Howell Cobb and forthwith issued orders for its complete destruction. 

On the same evening he ordered a special guard to protect the property of Andrew J. Banks whose farmhouse stood a short distance away. Banks, a North Carolinian by birth, was known to be of strong Unionist sentiment. 

It is doubtful if Sherman’s intelligence channels had ever been more effective than on this particular occasion.  His knowledge of the country which he had entered, and of the varying sentiments of the inhabitants, he owed largely to David R. Snelling, the twenty-six year-old cavalry lieutenant who commanded his escort.  Snelling had been born a few miles from Cobb’s plantation and, until the war began, had always lived in the community to which he was now returning as a conquering enemy. 

He had left the county early in 1862 as a member of Captain Richard Bonner’s company of the 57th Georgia Regiment.  Never an enthusiastic rebel, he deserted at Bridgeport, Alabama, in July.  Later he became a member of a Unionist regiment made up of defecting Southerners.  He was now a first lieutenant in the 1st Alabama (Union) Cavalry and assigned to Sherman’s personal escort where his knowledge of the people and of the country through which they were marching made his services invaluable to the commanding general who kept him close by his side.

While [Sherman and Snelling] were seated around the [evening] fire, a Negro slave . . . recognized Snelling and greeted him as “Massa Dave.”  According to [an observer], the slave fell on the floor, hugged the lieutenant around his knees, and expressed mixed feelings and astonishment and thankfulness at seeing his former master in the uniform of the invading army.  The slave who greeted him had belonged [to David Lester, Snelling’s] uncle, in whose home the lieutenant had lived as an orphan since boyhood.

That evening Sherman granted . . . Snelling’s request to ride six miles ahead to visit his relatives at the Lester plantation. In his memoirs, the general noted that Snelling returned that night on a fresh horse from his uncle’s stable [and that the visit had been] social in nature. The David Lester plantation book, however, indicates that Snelling was accompanied on his visit by a squad of Federal cavalrymen and the group conducted a raid on the plantation, burned the ginhouse, and pillaged the premises. 

Whether Snelling’s unusual conduct was an attempt to prove his loyalty to the Union army or the result of an old grudge he bore against his affluent uncle perhaps may never be determined.”

(Sherman at Milledgeville in 1864, James C. Bonner, Journal of Southern History, Volume XXII, Number 3, August, 1956, pp. 273, 275-277) 

Oiling your motor

Via Daily Timewaster

OLE BEDFORD'S 14TH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT FORT DIXIE - Y'ALL COME! - SAT JULY 13, 2013

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TO ALL: Please forward to everyone whom you deem interested in this notice. If you receive this notice more than once, please forgive me & hit delete. If you wish to be removed from my mailing list, please advise & I will honor your request immediately, as there are addresses in my address book that I don't recognize. Thank you!
 
Once again, we are drawing for the hot cast bronze  bust of NBF at the party - the tickets are $2 each. I am attaching the page of tickets with this message if you would like to enter the drawing print them off, fill out the information side & mail it & the check made payable to NBF Monument Fund back to me at the address below.  Please mail them for me to receive them no later than July 12. Remember the 4th of July holiday the mail will not run.  I am also including the annual FRIENDS OF FORREST NEWSLETTER with this message.
 
There will be just a few special items in the auction this year - for you Confederate Navy enthusiasts - we have a VERY NICE replic of the CSS Tennessee - the famed ironclad in the Battle of Mobile - it was ironclad here in Selma at the Confederate Naval Ordnance & Ironworks. Also, the 1994 Commemorative SCV issued portrait of  NBF by Nicola Marshall - beautifully museum framed.  It'a absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
 
Gene Andrews, Exe Dir of the NBF Boyhood Home in Chapel Hill, TN is our guest speaker this year. Gene is an outstanding learned speaker on the subject of Nathan Bedford Forrest!  I promise you he will NOT lull you to sleep! The Tallassee Armory Guards Camp 1921 String Band will be entertaining us this year along with a special feature - Scots/Irish Folk song singer/songwriter, Jed Marum from TX...who has recently released his new CD "SouthWind4" which is very beautiful! 
 
We will have our famous Southern Fried Catfish supper at 6:00 PM....unfortunately, Bobby Holloway, our Master Chef will not be with us this year. I would like to ask each of you to put Bobby & Belinda Holloway on your most fervent prayer list; as you know, Bobby has been fighting cancer for quite a while now but NOW Belinda, my partner in crime, had cancer surgery on June 3. Belinda had her left kidney, spleen & 80% of her pancreas removed & will start Chemo treatment on July 12, so she & Bobby won't be here this year. I cannot imagine my life without her or Bobby! The doctors say they are confident that they got all the cancer, but the margins were so narrow, Belinda is going to have to go through chemo treatment as a precautionary measure...for 6 months...please pray for her AND Bobby! Bobby was diagnosed in 2004 & given 5 years to live and he is STILL with us...so that is proof positive that there is POWER IN PRAYER! 
 
 
This is a special year as we are once again in THE BATTLE FOR SELMA #3...we hope you ALL will make plans to be here!  If you need directions to Fort Dixie please send me an e-mail & I will forward the directions to you!
 
Confederately yours,
Pat Godwin
 
Celebrating the 14th Annual Birthday Party of Ole’ Bedford at Fort Dixie!!!

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                                      When:        Saturday, 13 July 2013

                                    Where:         “Fort Dixie” Home of Butch & Pat 
                                                            Godwin

                                                           10800 Dallas County Road 30
                                                            Selma, Alabama  36701
                                                            334-875-1690
                                    Time:             3:00 PM til ya wanna go home

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Come enjoy the “Spirit of Memphis” as we celebrate the 192nd Birthday Anniversary & the 14th Annual Birthday Party for Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. Spend the day at Fort Dixie for the BEST “Southern Menu” South of the Mason-Dixon Line – Southern Fried Catfish & all the fixin’s, ice cold watermelon– Live Southern Music, Inspirational Southern “talk”  and the BEST Southern Folk in the Heart of Dixie! Auction of GREAT Southern/Confederate items & door prizes, plus drawing for NBF Hot-Cast Bronze Bust. Bring ya kith ‘n kin, ya in-laws, ya out-laws, lawn chairs, umbrellas, patio tents, insect repellant, sunscreen. Dress cool & casual!

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BRIEF HISTORY

On May 17, 2001, The Friends of Forrest, Inc. filed a civil rights lawsuit against the mayor of Selma & the City of Selma in federal court in Mobile, Alabama for discriminating against our Southern heritage, Selma’s history, Alabama’s history & America’s history.  De! positions began on Feb. 27, 2003 & ended April 1, 2003 – court date was then slated for 12 Jan, 2004. However, on Aug. 17, 2003 Judge Brevard Hand dismissed the case. In the course of the following months, the enemy attorneys filed motions for the FOF, Inc. to pay the city’s legal fees & costs.  Judge Hand denied their motion & ruled in April 2004 that the City of Selma would be required to pay their own attorney fees & costs which exceeded over $200,000!  We consider this, within itself, a win!  The city of Selma paid over $200, 000 to deny her noble Southern Heritage!  This case has proven there is NO justice in these United States for white Southerners! Now, we are at WAR again with the City of Selma because of Selma’s local terrorist, Rose Sanders who has, after almost 12 years, once again waged war on the NBF monument & instigated the theft of the bronze NBF bust in Mar 2012. KTK Mining of VA, contracted by FOF & UDC to secure & develop Confederate Circle at Live Oak Cemetery has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Selma for U.S. Constitution violations of 1st & 14th Amendments – NO DUE PROCESS when the city council voted on 25 Sept 2012 to revoke our building permit. Court date is set for fall 2013.


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Please call Pat Godwin @ 334-875-1690 for reservations  by July 10– for head-count purposes only.

Cost is on DONATION basis only.  All proceeds go toward Confederate Circle Security & Beautification Enhancement Project at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma Alabama.

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BMW M5 3.8 Giorgi Tevzadzes's driving in Georgia (13.23.06 DIED IN CAR ACCIDENT) R I P

Via szhaman

 

Saying Grace: Paula Deen, Progressives, and Race

Via Charlie

 
What really angers me is the fact that most of the people really tripping about Deen’s past are from the North.
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I am sure that it had to be hard for them. After all, it was clear that they were going to have to explain to their African American professor why going to Brixton was so uncomfortable. I had seen that look many times before. The search for the right words; the really right words that would convince both the teacher and their peers that their reactions were normal. I felt for them in that moment–knowing that they were facing a fear worse than being in Brixton–the fear of being perceived as a racist. They knew that if they said the wrong thing; used the wrong metaphor; emphasized the wrong syllable they would be marked forever, with the scarlet R that would make them outcasts–at least in our study abroad program. I wish I could have told them it was ok. I wish I could have told them to ‘be you’ and we will talk it out, interrogate it, and leave you to work it out. But I knew that if this ‘so-called’ group of ‘cool and informed college kids’ heard anything that sounded like an excuse based on race, these two students would be forever ostracized.

Now according to the party line, I was supposed to jump down these two students throats and explain to them the facts of historical racism and how they had been cultivated to fear anything with a skin color deeper than olive. I was supposed to hold up my fist, label them hate mongers; Fox Television disciples; and cast them into the utter darkness of a C- (these days anything below a B is considered the kiss of death amongst our grade sensitive co-eds). But I didn’t and I won’t.

When it comes to discussing race, progressives have little tolerance for intolerance–past or present. We throw labels around as easily as the Pharisees threw stones at adulterous women. How dare someone not have OUR enlightened view on the world!  How dare they not have been born with the innate view of justice, righteousness, and soul that we have!

UK: EDL leaders attacked then arrested for attempting to walk through "Muslim area"

Via Angry Mike



Now just walking down the street gets you arrested in the UK if it might upset Muslims. The entry ban against Robert Spencer and me, and now this, while the left and the Islamic supremacists beat their chests in victory. Sign this petition now.

Compare the above video with the Muslims "protesting" in 2009:

Gettysburg at 150: Armistead at the High Tide

Via Billy

For my entire life, a letter has hung on the wall at the bottom of the steps of the old, elegant--but not grand--farm house where my mother grew up. The house sits on the western shoulder of Clark's Mountain in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont. Sitting on the porch looking west over the rock wall, you see why they are called the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

And you can see why, after the unthinkable carnage of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee marched his men south, through all the enemy territory he had gained, past the Mason-Dixon, around the federal city and on southward to this very mountain. His men crossed the Rapidan River and took ramparts on the high bluffs along the southern bank of the river. When General U.S. Grant finally caught up, he found himself taking cover some ways above the river, beyond the flat plains of the north bank that left his men little more than target practice for Lee's sharpshooters.

Sometimes, watching smoky storm clouds slide across the purple background under a rolling barrage of thunder, I imagine that I am sitting in this exact spot 150 years ago, watching the fire and mortar blasts of a titanic battle and listening to distant cannon fire rumble along the valley and bounce off hillsides.


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 "For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it is the instant when it is still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armstead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen year old boy to think this time. 

Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago......"

William Faulkner 

Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al-Qaeda-Linked Rebels as Men and Children Take Pictures and Cheer

Via avordvet

 Catholic Priest Beheaded in Syria by Al Qaeda Linked Rebels as Men and Children Cheer on and Take Pictures

 


WARNING: RABID ANIMALS ABOVE

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad killed last weekend by jihadi fighters was beheaded, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking to video purportedly showing the brutal murder.

As TheBlaze reported last week, Murad, 49, was setting up a monastery in Gassanieh, northern Syria. Last Sunday, on the Christian leader’s Sabbath, extremist militants trying to topple President Bashar Assad breached the monastery and grabbed Murad.

While earlier reports suggested Murad may have been shot to death, Catholic Online reported Saturday: “The Vatican is confirming the death by beheading of Franciscan Father, Francois Murad, who was martyred by Syrian jihadists on June 23.”

PRISM: WaPo publishes top secret government slides

Via avordvet

 New Washington Post PRISM Slides Reveal Number of Active Surveillance Targets

The Washington Post on Saturday published four new top-secret government slides with details about the National Security Agency program known as PRISM, including the number of individual surveillance targets being monitored in the database.

One slide, according to the Post, confirms the NSA’s ability to conduct real-time surveillance. The Post describes how “depending on the provider, the NSA may receive live notifications when a target logs on or sends an e-mail, or may monitor a voice, text or voice chat as it happens.”

Lawsuit exposes 'Muslim Mafia' shell game

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The Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., and three of its employees have filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought against them by the Council for Islamic-American Relations for their part in an undercover investigation exposing the Muslim group’s ties to the terrorist group Hamas and global jihad.

The American Freedom Law Center, which is representing CSP and its employees, said its brief “brings to light CAIR’s elaborate ties to terrorism; its abuse of tax codes and corporate law; and most shockingly, its deliberate deception to the federal government regarding both its use of shell-corporations and its dubious funding sources.”

More @ WND

Egyptian Christian to U.S.: Quit helping Muslims

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An Egyptian Christian human rights activist is so fed up with the American government assisting the Muslim Brotherhood that he believes the U.S. ambassador should be recalled.

As demonstrators hit the streets of Cairo to protest against Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi, Coptic Christian activist and writer Wagih Yacoub is calling for the removal of Ambassador Anne Patterson.

“We absolutely object to the American intervention in our country and we demand the withdrawal, the American government to withdraw the ambassador – the ambassador from our country,” Yacoub said. “She is interfering badly. They are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. They are supporting terrorists to take over the country to protest the American interests.

More @ WND

Question to the Government Trolls and L.E. that peruse these pages and others like them.

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Wow did you ever think you would be spying on people just like you, up to and including family, friends and acquaintances of fellow freedom and liberty loving American patriots. Spying and gathering intelligence on 'The People' for 'the State', and their charge? They stand for what you used to.

It's all in the open now, all over the press, in almost every country around the world.

You can no longer shield yourself... "I was only following orders".

You cannot hide behind the banner ... "I didn't know".

They have been gathering information on ALL of us, including you, and using it for nefarious purposes. That is a fact admitted to by NUMEROUS Govt agencies.

They ARE gathering and storing the data IN DIRECT VIOLATION of the Bill of Rights and MANY international and domestic laws, it is no longer speculation... THEY, the People you work for and/or support, have admitted it... Openly!

You cannot deny that what you are doing now is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, Because your agencies have openly admitted it is. They have just found "routes" around the law or are "bending" the law for the "public safety and good"

Now is the time to stand to your Oaths... "to Protect and Defend" ... "from ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic"

Some of you have even sunk so low as to start targeting former and active service members (Mil and LE), people that stood exactly where you stand right now. You are targeting and turning over information on veterans who took the EXACT same Oath you took, and look where you stand now, feeding an ever growing and ravenous out-of-control State.

While you busy yourselves with that task, a thought to keep in mind; One day your "service" to the State will no longer be required, or your eyes may be "opened" and you become a liability, either way history shows that the State is more apt to 'disappear' potential problems, than let them go back to grazing with the sheeple.

So caution yourself; One day the worm will turn... Destiny, Fate, Karma... call it what you will, but in the end a tab will be collected.

Hemi Under Glass: Last Ride

Via The Daily Timewaster



We might as well put the Constitution out of its misery

Via WRSA

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — just another day in a constitutional republic of limited government by citizen representatives:

First thing in the morning, Gregory Roseman, Deputy Director of Acquisitions (whatever that means), became the second IRS official to take the Fifth Amendment, after he was questioned about awarding the largest contract in IRS history, totaling some half a billion dollars, to his close friend Braulio Castillo, who qualified under a federal “set aside” program favoring disadvantaged groups — in this case, disabled veterans. For the purposes of federal contracting, Mr. Castillo is a “disabled veteran” because he twisted his ankle during a football game at the U.S. Military Academy prep school 27 years ago. How he overcame this crippling disability to win a half-billion-dollar IRS contract is the heartwarming stuff of an inspiring Lifetime TV movie.

 Later in the day, Senator John Hoeven, Republican of North Dakota and alleged author of the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the immigration bill, went on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show and, in a remarkable interview, revealed to the world that he had absolutely no idea what was in the legislation he “wrote.” Rachel Jeantel, the endearingly disastrous star witness at the George Zimmerman trial, excused her inability to comprehend the letter she’d supposedly written to Trayvon Martin’s parents on the grounds that “I don’t read cursive.” Senator Hoeven doesn’t read legislative. For example, Section 5(b)(1):

More @ NRO

How long will the people endure this tyranny of judges?

Via WRSA

 

America has become a government of, by, and for judges. It is hard to imagine a more hapless outcome for the people: the justices at once gave themselves authority to determine a case that they had no right to hear while denying standing to the people of California in another case, thereby giving the pols who put the people in that spot (by refusing to defend Proposition 8) an opening to impose a lower-court ruling on them.

The upshot of the rulings is that 5 judges have now imposed gay marriage on 300 million people. It is no longer a question of if that imposition will happen but when. As Justice Scalia pointed out in his dissent from the majority’s rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court has effectively taken the issue away from the people:
It takes real cheek for today’s majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here — when what has preceded that assurance is a lecture on how superior the majority’s moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress’s hateful moral judgment against it. I promise you this: The only thing that will “confine” the Court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.

50 Years: Greenbrier Military School 1963's Class Reunion

  
Freshman picture. Damn, what happened......?:)

 

My name is Beaman Cummings and I am a member of the Greenbrier Military School  Class of 1963. I am trying to contact as many of my classmates as possible and also those who last attended GMS in 1963 as a PG or in any other grade.  It has been 50 years since we said good bye to the ‘brier and is time for us to gather in the Greenbrier Valley  to celebrate our youth and renew old friendships. The reunion will be held  17 to 20 October 2013. A complete listing of events will be mailed to you if the GMS Alumni Association has your correct address or you can find a listing of events posted on the gmsaa.org web site. Please make plans to attend , we would love to see you there. It is always a fun weekend with members from all GMS classes attending.

The 50 year  class is responsible for providing the officer positions at the retreat formation on the 18th of October in front of the flag pole.  I will need 1 Bn Commander, 5 Company Commanders, 2 Adjs and 4 for the flag folding detail. Please meet in front of the flag pole at 3 30 for a rehearsal. The formation with up to 200 reunion attendees will be at 4 45. The past two years the Greenbrier East High School Band has played at the formation and their Junior ROTC unit has provided a color guard for us dressed in GMS uniforms. We hope to have them back again this year. A picture of our class will be taken in front of the flag pole just prior to the retreat formation. Make sure you are there.

On Saturday morning during the General meeting of all the GMS Alumni at the Sharpe Center, all the members of our class who attend will be presented with 50 year GMS lapel pins. The Sharpe  Center is located where the old tennis courts used to be and our GMS museum is attached as part of the building. The 2 brass cannons that used to be on the front part of the campus, now guard the front door to our museum.  Additionally, the WW1 field gun that used to be chained to the flag pole is now part of a memorial plaza next to our museum.

Please make your plans to attend our 50th reunion. It only happens once in life. Do not let the moment slip away.  Come back to Lewisburg. You will be glad you did. For questions or information, call me at 508-835-3774(H) or 480-510-7989(Cell). Email is, beamancummings@charter.net

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The difference between when I grew up and today, sad to say

Via The Lonely Libertarian

Couple having sex against window fall to their deaths: report

Via Angry Mike

A couple in China are believed to have fallen to their deaths when a window they were having sex against gave way.

 Well, if you've got to go.......

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The Chinese couple allegedly held each other tight as they fell out of their apartment building in Wuhan. 

A steamy lovemaking session turned tragic after a couple in China reportedly fell out of a window to their deaths, The Sun reports.

The lovebirds from Wuhan, central China, were having sex against a glass pane when the poorly constructed window broke under the weight of their passion.

  More @ NY Daily News

Administrator Of Ban Islam Responds To Threats

Via NC Links

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Cambodian orphans donate to help Alberta flood victims

Via Freedom Outpost

 Cambodian orphans donate to help Alberta flood victims

He should not have accepted this, but thanked them very much.  Those poor orphans have no idea how well off Canadians are.  I'm appalled he would even consider it and I've spent many a moon in Cambodia.  Disgraceful. He should be ashamed.

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‘It’s humbling,’ says foundation founder Paul Brandt

They are children who have no home of their own, let alone cherished material possessions. When the wife of their prime minister came to visit recently, they were thrilled when she gifted each one the equivalent of about $12 Cdn.

On Wednesday, those children handed over half of their new windfall to the Paul Brandt Build It Forward Foundation, specifying that they wanted the money to go to victims of the Alberta floods. Together with donations from orphanage staff, the final tally came in at $900 — impressive from children of any socioeconomic background.

Here It Is – The Difference Between The Right And The Left

Via Angry Mike

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Largest Straw Purchase of Guns in History Goes Uninvestigated, Phoenix Mayor, Council & Police All Complicit

Via Angry Mike

 Gun Buy Back


The only image available of the guns is this one from a newspaper, The Arizona Republic, credited to a TV station, Channel 12 News, the local NBC affiliate. The one relic on the right looks like a replica, most of the guns appear old and cheap, some are incomplete, including one in a baggie in the upper right. Nothing appears labeled or controlled, a good model could simply walk and who would know, maybe that’s why there are none visible. If there is any accountability for the 2,000 anonymously purchased items, it is a mystery. By rough count, at the city’s going purchase price, that’s about $3,300 worth of guns pictured right there. Note the difference between this caption and the one published.

Was Bloomberg’s Out-Of-State $200,000 Involved?
The whole program was filled with feel-good hoaxes that “are doing zero percent for public safety.” -Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Someone anonymously provided $200,000, to buy 2,000 guns in Phoenix, AZ of May 2013, using $100 grocery gift cards as the money. If it was billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg as the well-founded rumors suggest, he would have had to do it anonymously, and wash the money pretty good, because it’s illegal to buy guns like that across state lines. Buying 2,000 guns that way would be 2,000 federal and state felonies. Giving money to someone else to buy guns for you — knowing you can’t buy them yourself – would be a “straw purchase,” something mayor Bloomberg knows is strictly illegal, since he has been fighting against straw buyers publicly for a long time. We don’t know who put up the cash and he sure isn’t saying. The crime doesn’t require that the true buyer ultimately receive the guns, just that the money moves through a knowing straw man The broadcast and print “” media promoted the buyback event, proclaimed it good, spewed hyperbole about taking guns off the street, making us safer, disarming criminals, saving children. At last, something good was being done about all those nasty guns. You couldn’t miss the fanfare, it was even on billboards. But there was no mention how that was paid for?
These guns were never “on the street”
of course, with its dirty ghetto connotation, they were in closets and drawers in folks’ homes. That’s just anti-gun racism that bigots like to sling at gun nuts, their “” word for you. But I digress.
Somebody wrote the check that provided the money that was given to the perpetrators that bought the guns in the Phoenix gun buyback. It doesn’t matter who. And it’s really a buy up, you can’t buy back something you never owned in the first place.  

HOW WAS IT DONE?

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Buybacks Aid Gun Owners

What would tyranny look like in America? Look around.


“The Dead of North-Carolina” -- Governor John W. Ellis


The following is excerpted from a memorial address by Governor John W. Ellis, probably in 1859, extolling the patriotic virtue of those who had given their lives in defense of the Old North State, and whose precious legacy was defended with the call to arms in May of 1861. 

They have reared to themselves a monument that mocks the regal splendor of marble, and the durability of perennial brass. 

That monument is the soil that gave us birth, and the liberties that surround our lives; the political privileges we enjoy, and this edifice to God, at whose altars we are permitted to bow with freedom of conscience and devotion.

It rises from the earth round and about us, till its summit is lost in the heavens; and there it will stand till the reign of reason is debased and overthrown, and the slaves grovels where now the freeman stands.

To whom can I appeal with more propriety than the freemen of Mecklenburgh, to know when, if ever, that day shall come?

Truly, standing here as I do, at the end of seventy-three years of experience, -- when I see rising star after star in rapid succession, and increasing brilliancy, in that sky of my country’s glory, where once it was all dark, -- when I look upon this assembly, advancing in all the virtues that adorn a Christian people, and see them preserving the original gifts of liberty with the freshness or morning, I am prompted to exclaim, Never! Never shall that hour come!  No! 

Not until the bountiful heavens shall melt from above our heads, and the earth pass from under our feet; till nature gives signs of decay, and the “sun shall slumber in the clouds, forgetful of the voice of the morning.”
“When earth’s cities have no sound or tread,
And ships are drifting with the dead, 
To shores where all is dumb.”
Till when, ever as our own Yadkin and Catawba roll their currents to the mighty ocean, the rippling song of their waters will be blended with the anthems of freemen, swelling with the praises of the past, the blessings of the present, and the prospects of the future!” 

(North Carolina Reader, Number III, C.H. Wiley, A.S. Barnes & Burr, 1860, pp 280-281)

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Virginia wants to borrow a captured Confederate flag. Minnesota's governor says no, it would be a sacrilege.

 

........Confederate President Jefferson Davis....... according to the Roanoke Times, said that banners belong to the captors, by "all known military precedents."

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Next week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, but it appears, somehow, there is still some bad blood between a pair of Northern and Southern states.

Here's the controversy: The Minnesota Historical Society has a Confederate flag in its possession, captured from a Virginia regiment during the last day of the battle. For the sake of the anniversary, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked Minnesota to loan it to them (McDonnell is the governor who had declared April 2010 "Confederate History Month" at the behest of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, but then apologized for not mentioning slavery in the proclamation.) Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's response to the request was simple: No way.

As he told a crowd of reporters and Civil War reenactors earlier this week:
The governor of Virginia earlier this year requested that the flag be loaned, quote, unquote, to Virginia to commemorate--it doesn't quite strike me as something they would want to commemorate, but we declined that invitation.

It was taken in a battle at the cost of the blood of all these Minnesotans. And I think it would be a sacrilege to return it to them. It was something that was earned through the incredible courage and valor of men who gave their lives and risked their lives to obtain it. And, as far as I'm concerned, it's a closed subject.

Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data

 James Clapper / AP

Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases.

A bipartisan group of 26 senators, led by Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to detail the scope and limits of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities in a letter released Friday.

“We are concerned that by depending on secret interpretations of the PATRIOT Act that differed from an intuitive reading of the statute, this program essentially relied for years on a secret body of law,” the senators wrote in the letter.

The NSA’s surveillance program has come under intense scrutiny following a leak revealing the agency harvested the phone metadata of millions of American citizens.

New Louisiana law related to gun owners outrages First Amendment advocates


A new Louisiana press law related to gun owners has created outrage among journalists and First Amendment advocates around the country.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a bill last week penalizing those who publish the names of individuals who own or have applied for a concealed handgun permit with potential jail sentences of six months and fines of $10,000.

An identity may only be released if a concealed handgun carrier is charged with a felony offense involving the use of a firearm.

Editor Peter Kovacs of Baton Rogue’s The Advocate said that while he doesn’t see his pape publishing a list like the New York paper The Journal News did, there is no place for such legislation.

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