A few weeks ago, Grayson received an intriguing invitation from the
President of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice to join them for
a dialogue with participants in their moving classroom, as it travels
from DC to Alabama this week. She had followed the stories of the
Fredericksburg I-95 Battle Flag with great interest since she lives in
Stafford, and was hoping to facilitate a lesson on the front end of
their journey that would embrace all sides of the discussion. She felt
that connecting with someone from the Virginia Flaggers was important to
that discussion, and set out to make contact with us. After some
discussion and prayer, and based on our positive interaction with the
group's president, we decided to accept the invitation and agreed to
meet with them.
night, we joined them for supper, and shared information about who we
are, what we do, and presented historical information regarding our
flags. What was scheduled as a 15 minute presentation turned into an
over hour long question, answer, and discussion period, covering many
topics and issues regarding the Confederate flag. Though often
passionate, the discourse was at all times courteous and respectful, and
we appreciated the opportunity to let our voice (and that of our
Confederate ancestors) be heard.
David Burnett gave an excellent review of the various Presidential Proclamations and War Department General Orders relating to the release of Confederate Prisoners of War. Included a time line for discharges from Fort Delaware between April, 1865 and January, 1866.
“But for five days past we have not had a morsel
of meat of any kind; the cooks alleging that the supply ran short and
“spoiled.” (For a fortnight before it ceased to be issued, the rations
were so full of worms, and stank so that one had to hold his nose while
eating it!) But now we receive none at all! Talk about Andersonville!
We would gladly exchange rations with the Yankees there!
--Randolph Shotwell “The Awful Conditions at Fort Delaware, The Blue and the Gray, 1950, page 698)
When my husband, Kevin, told me he wanted to build a smokehouse, I
was a bit apprehensive because I wasn’t sure I liked smoked meat enough
to do large quantities for our family of two. Being a homesteader and a
Googler, I looked up other things besides meat that we could smoke and
found that the smoked flavor adds to almost any food.
we found (or more truthfully, stole) an instructional YouTube video
that gave us the specifications for building it. The basic cedar house
looked like an outhouse with a porch until we added the pizza oven to
it. Neither of us had ever done masonry work before, but we designed a
wooden igloo form and covered it in the fire brick, then added the
exterior pavers, a door and chimney, and we were off to the races. It
took longer than we anticipated due to rainy cold weather and our
reluctance to make mistakes. Once we saw the finished project, we
decided a pizza oven under the pergola was do-ble and soon we will
The Islamic State has released a shocking new video, featuring the
beheading execution of three Kurdish prisoners in Iraq, as a warning to
their sworn enemies on the Kurdish New Year.
Dressed in orange boiler suits with their hands bound behind his
back, the Kurdish soldiers are each marched through the ruins of a
bombed out building by an ISIS fighter.
UK Daily Mail All three prisoners are then beheaded in front of a large crowd of local residents, including a number of children.
Each time the prisoners are individually shown being forced to
knees. They have all had their heads shaved and dressed in matching
uniforms. The footage briefly stops to reveal the names of each
prisoner,revealing their rank and background in the Peshmerga.
That is not an error on my part. The word “Indictment” is spelled, on
the title of the document, as “Indictmnt”. Pretty good start for
someone who receives over $100,000 per year plus amazing benefits from
your hard earned money. You would think that they have spell-check on
their computers, and that they would, to avoid error, have someone
proofread what they write. But, heck, I guess that any form of
diligence, whether as to grammar or truth, is not within their scope of
Back on October 20, 2014, agents of the FBI and the BATF went to a home in Quinlan, Texas, to search for weapons (See Camp Lone Star – The Arrest of K. C. Massey). Any authority to search this house would be based upon the assumption that it was where Massey lived — his residence.
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If there’s one nation on the planet that abuses women, it’s…Israel?
That’s what the United Nations seems to believe, at least.
The U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women released nine official documents over the course of its annual meeting this week, but as Ynetnews reported, only one of the U.N.’s 193 member nations was singled out for a reprimand: Israel.
A British report has delivered a bombshell that could influence the
debate on women in combat. The report becomes public as a January 2016
deadline for services to request exemptions from the Obama
Administration’s policy to open ground combat roles to women approaches.
According to a report by the Washington Times, the report by the
Ministry of Defense, done this past December, stated that opening ground
combat roles to women would likely have detrimental effects in combat
effectiveness and possibly unit cohesion. The report stated that “In
three of the 11 negative factors, mitigation would be a significant
challenge; these are survivability, morbidity and deployability, much of
which are predicated by physiology.” The report also noted the
survivability risks were “about biology rather than character.”
Identifying themselves as the “Islamic State Hacking Division,” the
group claimed to have obtained the personal information of military
personnel from compromised military servers, databases and emails.
a move reminiscent of 11th Century superstition, normally pro-gun Reps.
N. Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston) and Ted Davis, Jr. (R-New Hanover) have,
perhaps unwittingly, signed on with rabidly anti-gun Rep. Darren Jackson
(D-Wake) with a bill entitled: "Destroy Firearm/Crime of Assault or
Murder" (H241), which would push to destroy guns "used to assault a law
guns has always been a ploy of the anti-gun establishment, and this
bill is no exception. The proposed bill guts current legislation that
limits the destruction of firearms by law enforcement to only those
lacking legible serial numbers or are unsafe due to wear, damage, age,
Reps Daughtry, Davis and Jackson believe in "deodands": The ancient
superstition that an object believed to have "caused" a person's death
should be destroyed because it is a "guilty object."
I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that
it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof
of this hypothesis, yet we are told “the debate is over” and “the
science is settled.”
My skepticism begins with the believers’ certainty they can predict
the global climate with a computer model. The entire basis for the
doomsday climate change scenario is the hypothesis increased atmospheric
carbon dioxide due to fossil fuel emissions will heat the Earth to
In fact, the Earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years,
since the Little Ice Age ended, long before heavy use of fossil fuels.
Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings
colonized Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than
today. And during Roman times, it was warmer, long before fossil fuels
As Attorney General Eric Holder once famously observed, "America is a
nation of cowards when it comes to talking about race while buying
wildly overpriced hipster coffee."
To rectify this problem, Starbucks recently instituted a campaign called
"Race Together," which encourages their employees to strike up meaningful conversations about race relations with poor bleary-eyed bastards who just came in for their morning caffeine fix.
And who better to give straight talk on one of the most sensitive issues
in our country than a company which can't even use clear language like
"small" "medium" and "large" when obfuscating the sizes of their own
A bill filed Thursday by three senators would repeal the state’s religious exemption for vaccines.
Senate Bill 346, sponsored by Sens. Jeff Tarte R-Mecklenburg, Tamara
Barringer, R-Wake, and Terry Van Duyn, D-Buncombe, would also add
influenza B and polio to the list of required vaccinations for school
enrollment, as well as others recommended by the federal Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization
Practices, with the exception of the HPV vaccine.
Under current state law, a parent or guardian of a child can exempt
that child from school immunization requirements simply by submitting “a
written statement of the bona fide religious beliefs and opposition to
the immunization requirements.” Adults can also exempt themselves from
required immunizations for colleges and universities.
North Carolina parents could no longer claim a religious exemption to
having their children vaccinated against disease under a bill
introduced Thursday in the state Senate.
Senate Bill 346
would repeal a law that exempts children from vaccinations if their
parents or guardians object for “bona fide religious beliefs.”
intent is not to violate religious freedom in any way, shape or form,”
Sen. Jeff Tarte said at a news conference. “(But) your rights stop at
the point you start impinging on anybody else’s rights.”