Saturday, April 5, 2014

Illegal Aliens

Via Daily Timewaster

We called them wetbacks when I drove a cab in Southern California. :)

Christians form human shield around church in 'China's Jerusalem' after demolition threat

Via Daily Timewaster

Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East'

Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known as the 'Jerusalem of the East' after Communist Party officials threatened to bulldoze their place of worship.

In an episode that underlines the fierce and long-standing friction between China's officially atheist Communist Party and its rapidly growing Christian congregation, Bible-carrying believers this week flocked to the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou hoping to protect it from the bulldozers.

Their 24-hour guard began earlier this week when a demolition notice was plastered onto the newly-constructed church which worshippers say cost around 30 million yuan (£2.91 million) and almost six years to build.

Some great shots from Peter in Connecticut


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Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flag Returns to Chester I-95 Memorial Battle Flag Site

The Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flag was raised again this morning at the Chester I-95 Flag Site! Confederate History and Heritage Month is alive and well in Virginia, despite the lack of official recognition from our Carpetbagger Governor. 
Our Confederate Veterans are honored and remembered this month... and EVERY DAY in Virginia...for as long as we have breath!
Susan Hathaway

Captain Roberts and the Game of Blockade Running

The “Captain Roberts” mentioned below resided in Wilmington during the war, renting the lavish home of Mayor John Dawson directly across from the Bellamy Mansion which still stands.   The famed blockade-runner wrote his reminiscences of “twelve successful trips in blockade-running,” “Never Caught,” in 1867.  The Dawson home is part of the popular “Confederate Wilmington” walking tour.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
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Captain Roberts and the Game of Blockade Running

Many of the captains during the [first years of the war] were drawn from the very cream of the English navy, officers of prolonged naval experience who, tired of the inertia of life on half pay, were drawn to volunteer in the Confederate service by the lure of rich profits . . . and of adventure, which was a battle cry to those old sea dogs. 

The sympathies of so many of the English were with the Confederacy that probably other naval officers would have gone in for blockade-running if the United States had not threatened to send all British officers taken on a blockade-runner to England in irons. 

The English officers in this service usually operate under an assumed name. For instance, Captain Roberts, who commanded one of the first little twin-screw steamers, called the Don, was in reality a titled officer in the English Navy, the honorable Augustus Charles Hobart Hampden, son of the Earl of Buckinghamshire. He was post captain in the Royal Navy, and for a time commander of Queen Victoria’s yacht, [the] Victoria and Albert. 

He had seen service in the war against Emperor Nicholas in 1854 under the British admiral, Sir Charles Napier, and after the order, “Lads, sharpen your cutlasses,” had boarded the Russian warships before Kronstadt, helped storm the seven forts which guarded the entrance to the harbor, and sailed up the Neva to St. Petersburg.

With the coming of the American war he obtained leave of absence to try his skill at this new game of blockade-running. He was very proud of his craft, in which he made six trips between Nassau and Wilmington [and] returned to England with a snug fortune. 

The Don was captured on her very first trip after the command had been renounced by “Captain Roberts,” and the chief officer was assumed by his captors to be Roberts.  He did not reveal his identity and the northern newspapers upon the arrival of the prize at Philadelphia were full of the capture of the “notorious Captain Roberts.” Their chagrin, when they learned the mistake, equaled their former elation.  

Dramatic to the end, unable to endure the dull routine of service ashore, Hobart accepted the command of the entire Turkish navy at the outbreak of the Turkish-Russian War.  He died, in accordance with his character, Hobart Pasha, admiral of the Turkish Navy.” 

(Foreigners in the Confederacy, Ella Lonn, UNC Press, 1940, pp. 299-301)

Hundred of Thousands of New Yorkers Refuse To Register So-Called “Assault Weapons”

Via Michael

Due the the tyrannical actions of Andrew Cuomo and his allies in the state legislature,  New York residents are required to register an estimated 1 million firearms designated as “assault weapons” under the NY SAFE Act by April 15.

Unfortunately for the Governor and his allies, it appears that the open revolt of most of the state’s law enforcement leaders against NY SAFE—who correctly view the law as a blatantly unconstitutional assault on the state constitution and the Second Amendment—means that noncompliance is overwhelming.

More @ Bearing Arms

04/04/04 Battle for Najaf Iraq revisited BLACKWATER

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Remorseless Brutality and Northern Prosperity

By early 1864 the slaughter and carnage of war had stunned the Northern public into weariness, yet Lincoln stubbornly pushed Grant and Sherman on to subjugate the South. Jefferson Davis said of Lincoln’s war: “You would deny to us the one thing you exact for yourselves – the right of self government.”
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Remorseless Brutality and Northern Prosperity

“By early June 1864, war-weary Northerners began to suspect that they had been betrayed by rosy promises of victory, just as they had been disappointed in every spring since 1861.  They had been led to believe that the armies of Generals Grant and Sherman . . . would finally achieve the triumph that had eluded the Federal armies through three years of slaughter.

As usual, the War Department sent forth cheerful bulletins about great “victories” and Northern newspapers emblazoned headlines: “Glorious Successes – Lee Terribly Beaten” [and]     “Our Army in Full Pursuit of the Enemy Towards Richmond.” 

In fact, Secretary Stanton deliberately withheld the truth that Grant’s forces had suffered horrendous losses in the wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor battles and that they had finally moved across the James River to about the same place where General McClellan had been two years before.
In the few weeks of direct frontal attacks on Richmond’s defenses Grant lost more than 50,000 men – killed, wounded, and missing – almost as many men as Lee had in his entire army.  Other estimates of Union losses ran much higher.  John Tyler, an officer with Lee’s staff, claimed the total was 70,000.  “Grant has shown great skill and prudence combined with remorseless persistency and brutality.”

Eventually the enormous losses could no longer be concealed as the [Northern] people read the lengthening lists of killed and wounded in their newspapers, and boatloads of maimed soldiers arrived at the Washington waterfront from the killing fields of Virginia.  Hidden among the seriously injured were hundreds of men only slightly hurt, along with “shirks, stragglers and bounty-jumpers” who forced their way into the boats, as Noah Brooks recorded this ugly truth in his dispatches to the Sacramento Union: “The number of “dead beats,” as the men call the shirks and stragglers in the army, has been, I am sorry to say, very large.”

Thurlow Weed observed a depressing scene in New York State: “Regiments are returning home, worn, weary, maimed and depleted. Our cities and villages swarm with skulking, demoralized soldiers.” Her also lamented that “there is a reckless, money-making spirit abroad which, profiting by our disasters, favors a long war.”

“The commercial metropolis of the Union is flushed with prosperity and riots in extravagance,” one newspaper found.  “A war may be a fearful calamity, but the gay denizens of Manhattan don’t see it . . . there is a wasteful race for display between the gold gamblers, the blockade runners, and the shoddy aristocracy . . . Broadway presents the gaiety of a continued holiday.”

War profiteers made a vulgar display of their ill-gotten wealth . . .  the war was only a dim and distant sound coming out of the South making no difference in their carefree lives, as long as they didn’t have to share personally in the mud and blood of the battlefield.”

They could hire substitutes for a few hundred dollars each and let the Irish, the Germans, and the freed slaves fill the ranks and endure the hardships of battle and risk their lives for the Union.”   

(The Dark Intrigue, The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy, Frank van der Linden, Fulcrum Publishing, 2007, pp. 112-114

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2009 Ft. Hood Shooting Victim: Repeal On-Base Firearms Ban

Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, has revived calls to eliminate the ban on servicemen and women carrying firearms on U.S. military bases.

Ret. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who was shot seven times by Nidal Hasan in a 2009 attack at the same military base, supports eliminating that restriction

"I support that 100 percent. I do," Lunsford told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

Lunsford said that with terrorists ready to strike on home soil, soldiers need to be ready to strike back. He also said there is simply a deterrent factor to a potential attacker that comes with knowing the would-be victims are armed. Lunsford still thinks he would have been shot by Hisan if the firearms ban weren't in place, but he or someone else may have had the opportunity to fire back and end the bloodshed sooner.
More @ Newsmax

Mother ‘suspended’ from her child’s elementary school after she raised awareness about Common Core

Via avordvet

Officials at Sacramento Unified School District need to remind themselves that public schools belong to the public, and the public has a right to express itself about education issues.

Katherine Duran is the mother of a student at Sacramento’s Mark Twain Elementary, and one of many parents with deep concerns about the school’s scheduled transformation to Common Core math and English standards in the fall.

As a form of protest, Duran printed out a bunch of forms for parents, which they can sign if they want to have their children opted out of Common Core testing.

She gave the forms to her son, Christopher Duran, who handed them to other students to take home to their parents.

That was obviously too much for school officials, who had a police officer visit Duran’s house and hand her a notice of a 14-day suspension from school property.

More @ EAG News


N.Y. cancels plan for Common Core-related storage of K-12 student data

He Brought a Knife to Invade A Gun Owner’s Home

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During his 18 years on the planet, I suspect Mikel Steven Smith was never unfairly accused of being “too smart.” If he had any intelligence and had been keeping up with recent trends, he might have know that women are one of the fastest growing demographics among gun owners.

How good of a shot some can be under pressure is the last thing he ever learned, shortly after midnight.

An Autauga County woman shot and killed an intruder who forced his way into her home early Friday morning, said Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger.

More @ Bearing Arms

Chicago’s Murder Rate Drops to 50 Year Low Following Implementation of Concealed Carry

Via Angry Mike


Personally, I think it’s a little too soon to credit this news to Illinois’ new concealed carry laws, however, it is an interesting data point.

According to the Chicago PD, the first quarter murder rate in the city was at its lowest point since 1958.

According to ABC News,

Lincoln’s Leftist Associates—Part 4: Conclusion

Via Billy

The Communist website carries quite a bit of commentary on the War of Northern Aggression. This site claims that the War brought the communists in America and those in Europe “back into regular contact.” Actually, that contact had never been severed. Actually it was reinforced due to the “news” items that appeared in Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune and the New York Daily Herald that were written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Even “Civil War historians” according to the Communist website, have been forced to admit how important Marx’s articles were. If they’ve been forced to admit that, then they must have limited their admissions to each other because they sure haven’t bothered writing enough about it to inform the American public.

This has been one of those little secrets among the “historians” that has been studiously ignored, or if dealt with, they briefly mention it in one or two sentences—not enough to give folks any real information.

NC: Nun's message to students on gays prompts parents' ire

Via Nancy

A theology assistant professor at a Catholic college has some parents of a high school here up in arms after a speech on homosexuality.

Administrators at Charlotte Catholic High School met Wednesday with about 900 parents who learned about the March 21 speech from their children, upset at Sister Jane Dominic Laurel's assertion that homosexuality occurs mainly as a result of parents' shortcomings and pornography.

Students said the assistant professor of theology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., told them that single and divorced parents caused kids to become gay; that homosexuals cannot live normal, productive lives; and that gays can't be good parents.

About half of the one-hour talk centered on homosexuality, according to a statement from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte's official newspaper.

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The Animals In Our Midst: Ice-T – Home Invasion Lyrics

Via Nancy
Ice-T's photo 

What an extraordinary species of man..........


Artist: Ice-T
Album: Home Invasion
Song: Home Invasion

All right! When we go up..........

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How To End TBTF? Do What Vietnam Does: Sentence Bankers To Death By Firing Squad

Via WiscoDave

Like most nations that crush dissent and operate with little transparency, Vietnam is highly corrupt.

For the past five years, one of the most theatrical topics of superficially deep debate by both regulators and legislators has been a simple one: how to end the abuse of power and relentless gambling with zero fear of consequences by systemically important, Too Big To Fail banks, which led to the unprecedented 2008 spectacle of Goldman's Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson demanding that Congress give him a blank check to bail out anyone and anything (mostly his former employers) he deems fit.

The theatricality is also grossly comic, because every other week central bankers around the world release philosophical papers with scnietific notation including that fancy Integral sign, musing over the apparent unsolvability of this epic dilemma (just in case it is still unclear, the central bankers work for the commercial bankers) all the while the global megabanks get megabigger until, at one inevitable point in the future, JPMorgan Merrill Fargogroup of America Sachs will be the only bank left standing. And be in complete control of not only the country, but courtesy of its $1+ quadrillion "galatically important" balance sheet, the entire world.

What is funniest, of course, is that there is a gloriously simple solution to all the world's TBTF problems, one that could be enacted in a HFT millisecond by pulling the trigger, so to speak.

More @ Zero Hedge

Tucson cop who randomly slammed woman to the ground not so tough after receiving threats

Via comment by Cassandra (of Troy) on WRSA

The Tucson police officer who was caught on video brutally pummeling a female student as she walked innocuously near the campus of the University of Arizona has been identified as Joel Mann, according to local ABC affiliate KGUN.

The thuggish incident occurred on Saturday as packed bars near campus slowly cleared out after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost a thrilling overtime game.

Mann, a sergeant with 18 years of experience, was one of a legion of officers deployed in full, pseudo-military riot gear. He wore a helmet and face shield.

39 years ago: April 4, 1975

Via Lana Noone

Vietnam Babylift, My Story

Bud Dennis Traynor The pilot and copilot flight controls, and all four hydraulic lines transited the bulkhead above the pressure door (pink in this drawing). When the door departed, it rotated, cutting the cables and nearly took out ALL of the hydraulics (which would have been end-of-story).