Monday, May 26, 2014

Chinese ship rams and sinks Vietnamese fishing boat in Vietnam’s waters

Via cavmedic68w


A Chinese fishing vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing ship with 10 fishermen on board in the Vietnamese territorial waters on Monday . All the crewmembers were rescued by other Vietnamese vessels.

At 4 pm May 26, about 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a group of Vietnamese fishing ships in an area about 17 nautical miles south-southwest from the location where China’s oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 has been placed illegally since May 1.

These Vietnamese ships were from the central city of Da Nang .

Suddenly, Chinese fishing boat #11209 crashed into Vietnamese fishing ship DNa 90152 with 10 fishermen on board.

The hard hit sank the local ship and some Vietnamese fishing boats operating nearby managed to save all the 10 crew members.

More @ Tuoi Tre

Memorial Day: Why We Must Study War (& ignore PC)

.........lack of military history teaching is bad at the primary and secondary levels of education, but even worse at the university level where any focus on war itself is intentionally diminished. In an article by military historian Victor Davis Hanson he explains the results of a 2004 survey of the top 25 U.S. history departments:

When war does show up on university syllabi, it’s often about the race, class, and gender of combatants and wartime civilians. So a class on the Civil War will focus on the Underground Railroad and Reconstruction, not on Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. One on World War II might emphasize Japanese internment, Rosie the Riveter, and the horror of Hiroshima, not Guadalcanal and Midway.

Great works on war like Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, and Carl Von Clausewitz’s On War are now utterly neglected.

The burying of military history in modern academia may be a result of the generally anti-war views on college campuses, or a result of it not fitting in with the overall ideological agenda, but regardless of the specific excuse, it is a great disservice to those who want to be educated about the consequences of human nature.

More @ Breitbart

The Stainless Banner: HOOD TAKES COMMAND and more

“In the true history of this Army of Northern Virginia, which laid down its arms not conquered, but wearied with victory, you have a record of deeds of valor, of unselfish consecration to duty, and faithfulness in death, which will teach our sons and our sons’ sons how to die for liberty. Let us see to it that it shall be transmitted to them.”

-- Lee’s aide-de-camp, Colonel Charles Venerable

They Were All Americans

Drawing depicts the Army of Northern Virginia stacking weapons in surrender. Image: National Park Service.

I’ll not forget the high school students who reenacted a Civil War battle when I lived in Virginia. Some of the parents were concerned their son or daughter might have to be a “damned Yankee.”

Actually that brought a few laughs, because everyone realized it was a history lesson.

This week the Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School held a Civil War reenactment. Some people were upset, thinking their son or daughter could have to participate in something like this and they would have to play the part of a Confederate soldier or citizen.

There were similar questions when I lived in Virginia – only my friends there were worried that their children might have to portray a “damned Yankee.”

More @ SCV News

Kingdom Come & I Wish I Was In Dixie Land - Burntollet Sons Of Ulster Flute Band


Rare Fish Species Found On North Carolina Beach


An odd, deepwater fish washed ashore near Nags Head, N.C., this past Monday and photos of its long profile and mean bite went viral.

Officials with Jennette’s Pier told CBS Affiliate WBTV the fish—believed to be a lancefish—was alive when beachgoer Leif Rasmussen found it. After taking a few photos, Rasmussen carried it back into the ocean as far as he could walk and released it.

Fake Vietnam Veteran Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal Calls For Federal Gun Control Following Shooting

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. In the wake of the killing spree in California in which 3 people were shot to death and 3 people were stabbed to death, Democrats are already calling for additional federal gun control laws. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation this morning.

Confederate War Memorial Chapel

Via Keith "Good turn out for the Decoration Day service.  Dr. James Robertson (Virginia Tech) gave a very good presentation."

Goodies From Ol' Remus


Actual survivalists
No electricity. No running water. No transportation. No phones. No housing. Barter and handout economy. Martial Law. This is occupied Berlin, the British sector, in the spring, of 1945. These were the survivers, with little more than the clothes on their backs. The war ended for them with the cataclysmic Battle of Berlin. Notice the stove built from loose bricks, the pile of firewood and the repurposed gasmask container. We collected war surplus as souvenirs, they recycled it into civilian necessities. Making cooking pots from "Fritz" helmets was a cottage industry.
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 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg How to - Make a Survival Water Filter out of materials found along any river. Video, 10m 59s, at YouTube. Hat tip to Accept The Challenge art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif. Remus says: remember, this is only a filter, it yields clean but not safe drinking water. Boiling the water will kill the microbes that remain.

Police with armored vehicles - First of all, returning veterans aren't the problem–militarized police are. Second, if returning veterans did decide to take matters into their own hands, if this idiot thinks that a bunch of fat ass, unqualified, keystone cop goofballs like Amerikan police would be able to handle combat veterans, he is living in fantasy world.
Herschel Smith at 

Constitutions are utterly worthless to restrain the tyranny of government, unless it be understood that the people will by force compel the government to keep within constitutional limits. Practically speaking, no government knows any limits to its power except the endurance of the people.
Lysander Spooner, 1852, via 

One example why PTR moved to South Carolina - The legislation made no differentiation between magazines being sold by a manufacturer to the out-of-state market, and those owned by Connecticut residents. PTR has more than 100,000 20-round magazines in its warehouse area. Under Connecticut’s absurd laws, each and every one would have to be serial numbered and registered, with each magazine requiring a fingerprint and photo ID of a PTR employee. It would have taken months, if not years, for the company to comply with just this one aspect of the law.
Bob Owens at

art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Wal-Mart could soon be unprofitable
Wal-Mart has hidden its financial problems from the headlines because challenges are different around the world, masking themselves in the overall picture. But when you dig between the headlines you can see a company in serious trouble and could be the latest in a long line of leading retailers to go from boom to bust in the blink of an eye. Sales in the U.S. are beginning to struggle, but overseas the company's profitability is in downright freefall says Travis Hoium in this article, Walmart Is Falling Apart Before Our Eyes, at The Motley Fool.
Plausible deniability - Our government is now dealing with the citizenry the same way that the British dealt with the Nazis: treating them as an external existential threat, spying on them, and taking pains to obfuscate the source of the information that they use to target their attacks... This isn't really shocking, given that I think that the government has long been at war with the populace but it's still a somewhat stark distillation of the trend.
Clark at
It ain't broken - Vatican Radio is the world’s oldest transnational broadcasting network. The equipment was installed by Marconi himself. And they’re still using it. [Since February, 1931]
Kathy Shaidle at

Footage reveals police assaulted, threatened innocent handcuffed woman

Via Ol' Remus

After a police unit raided a tanning salon and massage parlor on the north side of Chicago last summer during a prostitution investigation, things got ugly quickly when they detained a frightened store manager named Jianqing Klyzek.

While Klyzek sat on the floor in handcuffs, an officer then proceeded to strike her from behind, while another threatened to use an electronic taser gun on her “10 f**king times” after which officers threatened Klyzek and members of her family. All the while, a security camera quietly captured the events unfolding.
“You’re not f**king American! I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the f**k you came from,” one of the officers shouted at Klyzek (an American citizen born in China).

“You’re here on our borrowed time,” he continued. “So mind your f**king business before I shut this whole f**king place down….I’ll take this building. You’ll be dead and your family will be dead,” according to a transcription of the video provided for a federal civil rights lawsuit Klyzek brought against the city of Chicago and its police department on May 14.

More @ ARS Technica

"Jefferson Davis - Unionist": NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Lecture 3 June 2014

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North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
Unsurpassed Valor, Courage, and devotion to liberty”
“The Official Website of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission”

Jefferson Davis: Unionist” will be the topic of NC WBTS Sesquicentennial Chair, Bernhard Thuersam, at 6PM on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 in the Allred Banquet Room, K&W Cafeteria, I-40 Exit 143, Burlington, North Carolina – and in observance of President Davis’s birthdate.  

Mr. Thuersam will also provide updates of the 2015 NC WBTS Sesquicentennial series of unique and timely North Carolina living histories and reenactments in Fayetteville, Duplin, Averasborough, Bentonville and Greensboro: “Fields of Valor -  Defending North Carolina – 1865.”

Supper is on your own – the Allred Banquet Room is in the rear of the Dining Room. Please email for more information and directions.  The sponsor of the event is the Col. Charles F. Fisher Camp, No. 813, Graham.

"I tried in all my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, and for 12 years, I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not.  The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self-government.

We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have . . . Slavery never was an essential element.  It was the only means of bringing other conflicting elements to an earlier culmination.  It fired the musket which was already capped and loaded.  There are essential differences between the North and the South that will, however this war may end, make them two nations . . ."  
--President Jefferson Davis, July 1864

iMac vs 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle

Via mpopenker

When will Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown stop his ban on issuing CCW permits?

California’s strict gun laws proved to be no impediment to Elliot Roger, who had legally purchased three handguns, multiple low-capacity magazines, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition legally in advance of his horrific attacks in Isla Vista, California Friday night that left six dead and 13 wounded.

More @ Bearing Arms

Restaurant Robbed At Gun Point For Third Time Since Guns Were Banned From Store


Those in the pro-gun control camp believe that gun-free zone signs are enough to deter criminals.

People with a little more common sense, however, understand that criminals are not law-abiding people to begin with and so it’s best to allow law-abiding citizens to carry inside establishments.

When that right is taken away in favor of a sign, this is what happens:

More @ Townhall

Cabbie Murdered for taking wrong route

A 16-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting a Pennsylvania cab driver who didn't take his preferred route was interviewed as a witness to a triple homicide in New Jersey last year, police said.

Aazis Richardson was charged with murder Friday night, hours after 47-year-old cab driver Vincent Darbenzio was found shot twice in the head in Scranton. Police said Richardson had complained that the driver was "taking the long way and ripping him off." 

Police said a woman at a Scranton house had called the cab for Richardson, and they were able to trace the call back to the residence.

More @ NBC

The Profile of A Mass Shooter

Via Jeffery

Ronda Rousey Speaks On Her Movie Theatre Fight