Saturday, November 15, 2014

Man who murdered banjo-picking Hee Haw comedian David 'Stringbean' Akeman granted parole after 40 years

 Akeman, a Kentucky native, played banjo with Bill Monroe's band before going solo in the 1950s. He was best known for a folksy comedy-music act he performed on the Grand Ole Opry and the 'Hee Haw' television show

The killer of Grand Ole Opry and 'Hee Haw' comic David 'Stringbean' Akeman and his wife Estelle was granted parole Wednesday after 40 years in prison.

John A. Brown, 64, was originally sentenced to 198 years, and the board has denied several previous parole requests.

His latest request came in April. Brown told the board then that he was truly sorry for what he had done.

'I can't undo anything to change my past. I've committed the last 40 years to changing my life,' he said.

On the evening of Nov. 11, 1973, Brown and his cousin, Doug Marvin Brown, ransacked the Akemans' cabin on their farm near Nashville, looking for the cash Akeman was rumored to keep there.

Police said the cousins were surprised by the Akemans as they returned home from the Opry. John Brown shot Stringbean Akeman as he walked into the cabin, then ran after his wife in the yard before shooting her in the back of the head. (Parole?  Should have been executed.)

More @ Daily Mail

2014 Carolina Beach Music Awards: Too Much Sylvia Showcase Medley

Christian Woman Praying to Christ Ejected from MUSLIM Prayers at National Cathedral


According to reports, a woman who said loudly “Jesus Christ is Lord” before Muslim prayers commenced at the National Cathedral was forcibly removed from the church.
How horrible. My Gd, they don’t have enough mosques?

Christians in Muslim countries suffer innumerable humiliations and brutalities at best, and genocide at worst; quisling Church leaders in the West not only continue to provide cover for the most extreme and brutal ideology on the face of the earth, but they turn over the churches to it.  And now the National Cathedral. Non-Muslims are not even allowed in Mecca.

Dir. of U.S. Navy Intelligence sacked for warning about China’s aggressive designs in East China Sea

Via LH

Capt. James Fanell

In February of this year, at the U.S. Naval Institute’s WEST 2014 conference, Capt. James Fanell, 52, the director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet, said that the Chinese Navy was practicing for a “short sharp war” against Japan.

According to Fanell, the PLA Navy had been carrying out amphibious assault drills to practice taking territory in the East China Sea, specifically the Senkaku or Diaoyu islands that are claimed by both Japan and China. Once the uninhabited islands come under Chinese control, the PLA could then attack Okinawa to remove the facilities of the US Air Force and Marine Corps from the island. (See my post “U.S. Navy intelligence chief: China training for a quick war against Japan”)

Fanell also stated that China is at the center of virtually every maritime territorial dispute in the Asia-Pacific and that the Chinese were engaging in a blatant land-grab of islands that would enhance their exclusive economic rights to fishing and natural resources.

NC: Grassroots Ministry Builds Homes For Homeless Veterans

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Google Earth - Planes In Flight

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Cops cuff, detain man for having legal guns

 Firearms Enthusiasts Practice Shooting At Gun Range

A court case is developing in Virginia after a man was ordered at gunpoint to the ground, handcuffed, taken to a police station and detained – all for carrying two guns he owns.

A complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond on behalf of Brandon Howard over “the unlawful arrest and detention” in violation of the First, Second, Fourth and 14th Amendments.

Howard was protesting Barack Obama’s presidency, calling for his impeachment, while legally carrying two guns, according to the complaint filed by the Rutherford Institute.

More @ WND

Willie's Card Trick

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POLL: 39% of Young Americans Don't Want to Work

On Friday, the Washington Examiner reported that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a full 85.9 million Americans had said they did not want a job last month – 93 percent of all of those who had dropped out of labor force. The labor force participation rate in the United States is at a three-decade low thanks to President Obama’s job-killing economic measures. Pew Research Center found that 39 percent of 16-24 year olds didn’t want to work. That number had skyrocketed ten percent over the last 14 years. Among men, 28.5 percent said they didn’t want a job.

 More with video @ Breitbart

Secret US spy program targeted Americans' cellphones

Via comment by Sioux on Sniper shot Pennsylvania troopers to ‘wake people ...

The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations.

The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program.

More @ Fox

The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

Via Nancy

Salvador, Brazil

Murder is more common in Latin America than in any other part of the world.

That's the most striking takeaway from a ranking of the most violent cities compiled earlier this year by Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking doesn't count deaths in war zones or cities with unavailable data.

Thirty-four of the 50 worst cities were located in the region, including repeat murder capital of the world — San Pedro Sula, Honduras — which saw 187 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013 and is getting steadily worse. A full one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region has just 8% of the world's population, according to United Nations data.

Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty combine to cause the region's elevated violence.

US cities also made the list, led by Detroit at No. 24 and New Orleans at No. 26.