Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Donald Trump targets globalization and free trade as job-killers

Via Ryan


An unbiased report?  Goodness, what has become of the MSM..........? :)

While attacking Hillary Clinton and other career politicians, Donald Trump took aim Tuesday at two other prominent election targets: globalization and free trade.

"Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy ... but it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache," Trump told supporters during a prepared speech targeting free trade in a nearly-shuttered former steel town in Pennsylvania.

In a speech devoted to what he called "How To Make America Wealthy Again," Trump offered a series of familiar plans designed to deal with what he called "failed trade policies" — including rejection of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with Pacific Rim nations and re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, withdrawing from it if necessary.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also said he would pursue bilateral trade agreements rather than multi-national deals like TPP and NAFTA.

More @ USA Today

Bridget M. Grimes: Born 1849 Galway, Ireland Died March 23, 1863 Richmond City, Virginia CSA


On March 13, 1863, Bridget M. Grimes was injured in the explosion at the Confederate Laboratory located on Brown's Island in Richmond Virginia. The confusion on that day and the days that followed led to various reported numbers of the dead and wounded. Bridget was reported as one of the injured in three Richmond newspaper publications and perished days later from her wounds. The written history of this event and the memorial tributes for these young girls and boys over the last one hundred and fifty one years have forgotten Bridget from her rightful place in Virginia, Irish and Confederate history.

                                                              More @ Find A Grave

Is Pluralism Enough?


Fr John Strickland, reflecting on the Renaissance of Western Europe, wrote,
. . .
For Burckhardt, the Renaissance (for the first time a distinct period in history) became the moment of cultural liberation, the breakthrough into the modern age of humanism, individualism, and secularism.  . . .

At the heart of this breakthrough was the Renaissance’s reflection on the human condition.

Traditional Christianity, as I have noted in earlier posts, contained within it an exalted view of the human being, made in God’s image and made for a relationship of immediate and eternal communion with God. In eastern Christendom Orthodox Christianity had maintained this anthropological optimism about man, but in the centuries that followed the Great Schism of 1054 a more pessimistic view of man had been established in the west. By the time Petrarch appeared in fourteenth-century Italy, this pessimism was great indeed. Soon it would be challenged directly by leading Renaissance humanists such as Giannozzo Manetti (d. 1459). His On the Dignity of Man boldly confronted one of the middle ages most widely published and influential anthropological treatises, Pope Innocent III’s The Misery of the Human Condition. Even more famously, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (d. 1494) issued his own On the Dignity of Man as a corrective to the pessimistic anthropology that had come to choke the culture of western Christendom.

Burckhardt himself regarded the “rediscovery” of human dignity to be the central achievement of the Renaissance, which alone was sufficient “to fill us with everlasting thankfulness.”

Making Decisions


Are you willing to fight like that in the same circumstance? 


 Making Decisions

My last content post was on June 11: ‘Training, and how it relates to the Four Stages of Competence.‘ Since then I have been up at site for 10 days on a private class, and doing various admin and site cleanup and improvement since then. It’s been busy, but it has been very rewarding. The training on the recent private class was excellent, with a 3 day Combat Team Tactics (CTT), a 3 Day Combat Patrol (CP), followed by Force on Force Team Tactics (FoF) training and a final exercise utilizing UTM ammunition for various activities such as an ambush and dawn raid onto live OPFOR volunteers. This training is very rewarding for both the students and cadre. If you have not been to an MVT class, or it has been a while, then I am at  a loss for words because of the training opportunities you are missing. I could not be more happy with the advances we are making with our training classes and teaching techniques, and I simply want you to experience the benefits and be a part of it.

Warren’s Top Donors Include Individuals From Firms That Represent Corporations

Via Billy


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from the securities and investment sector.

Individuals working at law firms that represent major corporations and the Wall Street interests Warren condemns are also among her top financial backers.

Warren has long positioned herself as a blue-collar champion who takes on corporations and Wall Street interests, leading some to question how she can back Hillary Clinton. Clinton has collected $32 million from the securities and investment industry this election cycle, the most of any industry, on top of the $15 million the industry gave to her campaign for U.S. senator and the millions the Clintons have pocketed from their six-figure speeches to Wall Street.

Warren isn’t free from the industry either. Since she ran for Congress in 2011, she has collected more than $630,000 from individuals in the securities and investment industry, making it the sixth highest industry in political donations to her campaigns.

Former Reagan Official on Benghazi Report: Hillary Clinton Has “Blood on Her Hands”

Via Billy


“Here’s what really bothers me. Is that not only did she lie before, during and after. But, while Americans were still under attack, while we had already lost two and we were going to lose more, what was she doing? Not planning a rescue mission – She was busy spinning! I mean that’s blood on your hands. How are you not having your first concern, the safety of American citizens?

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

28 dead, 60 injured as three suicide bombers attack Istanbul airport with explosive vests and AK-47s

Via Billy

 Footage appears to show the moment the explosion was detonated in what Turkish officials have declared was a terrorist attack
Footage appears to show the moment the explosion was detonated in what Turkish officials have declared was a terrorist attack

Three suicide bombers have killed at least 28 and wounded 60 in a 'major, co-ordinated' attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, opening fire with AK-47s and sparking a shoot-out with security personnel before blowing themselves up.  

Eyewitnesses have told how a hero policeman wrestled a suicide bomber to the ground just seconds before he detonated his explosives at the entrance to the airport's international arrivals terminal. 

It is believed the men were trying to pass through the airport's security x-ray machines at the entrance to the airport when they were stopped by security officers, and carried out their lethal attack. 

Reports tonight claim that ISIS is to blame for the attack, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency citing police sources. 

Turkish Airlines is the official airline partner to the Euro 2016 football tournament, being held in France. 

More with video @ Daily Mail

Captain Sally Louisa Tompkins, CSA. Stained Glass Window, St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

[Design drawing for stained glass Captain Sally Louisa Tompkins Memorial Window, St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia] 
Sally Tompkins in a Civil War era gown with Bible and medical bag, overseen by angel. Above her: Robertson Hospital, Richmond, VA, scene with Confederate flag. Below: gathering wounded from train. Border: ribbon with battle names, including Manassas, Fredericksburg, and The Wilderness. Window text says: "Captain Sally Louisa Tompkins, CSA. St. James Church. The Captain who was a Lady."


Warren Ad’s Trump Flub

Via Billy

Elizabeth Warren

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest anti-Trump campaign ad has one big problem: It features a man who is not anti-Trump at all. In fact, Michael Levin, pictured in the ad with his family, voted for Donald Trump in the Massachusetts primary.

The ad shows Levin and his family in two clips. “In the first, he’s helping his daughter strap on a bicycle helmet. In the second, Levin and his wife are shown gazing into the distance. Warren’s voiceover during the clips declares: ‘They pay their fair share,'” reported Fox News.

 Levin told “Fox and Friends” Sunday that the “little girl you saw in that video actually came with me to the polls with her siblings to watch me vote for [Trump].”

More with video @ Quickzette

SBC’s Mosque Building Support Is NOT Satirical – SBC Not Telling The Full Truth

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In what seems uncannily like the infamous Friday data dumps by the current Presidential Administration, the Baptist Press dropped an article on its site on Friday, June 24 that is less than completely transparent. It leaves the reader with the incorrect view that the SBC is not involved in any way with mosque building efforts, which is patently false.

Under the headline, Mosque-building satirical rumor exposed as lie the article responds directly to “satirical news-like websites and blogs” that are claiming the SBC and the Tennessee Baptist Convention are cooperating in the building of Islamic mosques.

Pulpit & Pen – a site devoted to polemics, theology, and discernment, NOT satire – has been vocal about the certain fact that the Southern Baptist Convention is actively supporting the efforts to secure construction of a mosque in New Jersey.  (For more on the truth of the SBC’s mosque building alliances, see HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE)



I just read where the SBC is denying that the committee Richard Land was in charge of & which Roger Moore who now heads is not involved with buildings Mosques. They claim this is a rumor that was started on facebook by a publication like The Onion which is satire.

My research has revealed numerous legitimate Christian websites which are reporting this same story as well. One in particular, The Pulpits & Pens has done 5 articles covering this story. In their lastest story they showed copies of legal documents where the name of this SBC committee is on these documents listing them as a plaintiff against Bernard`s Township New Jersey for not issuing a permit for a Mosque to be built there.

Having been a life long Southern Baptist this story bothers me as it should every Christian regardless of denomination. On the one had I want to believe the SBC when they say they were not involved in Mosque building. On the other hand how does one deny copies of legal documents which bear the name of the SBC committee in question? Especially when there are numerous legitimate Christian websites reporting this same story.

As the old saying goes, “ where there is smoke there is usually fire.”

Billy E. Price
Ashville Alabama

Transgender Ideology: Obama Bans Single-Sex Bathrooms at National Parks

Via sauced07


President Barack Obama’s deputies have decreed that single-sex bathrooms will be eliminated in national parks to help make the nation’s outdoors into a transgender-supportive environment.

The Department of Interior tried to put a positive spin on the new ban. “As it relates to recently passed state laws relating to the transgender community, visitors to public lands and water sites are welcome to use restrooms that best align with their gender identity,” not with their sex, the agency said in an email to the Heritage Foundation.

Progressives are now insisting that each person’s feelings about “gender identity” is more important in law than the anatomical sex of Americans’ bodies. So they’re pushing government to undermine public support for the “gender binary” — the reality of distinct and complementary male and female sexes – and to promote the idea of fluid “gender identity,” even though cross-dressers comprise only about 1 in every 2,400 Americans.

More @ Breitbart

Nigel Farage 20years ago you laughed at me, you are not laughing now

Via Billy

Gowdy RIPS Media After Benghazi Report Released & Lawmakers charge Hillary, Obama with lying, cover-up

Via Billy



Lawmakers charge Hillary, Obama with lying, cover-up

On Tuesday, two Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a separate report in which they concluded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama lied and covered up to protect themselves politically from voter resentment over the terror attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi.

“Officials at the State Department, including Secretary Clinton, learned almost in real time that the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” wrote Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., in a report supplementing the majority report.

More @ WND

Benghazi Committee Releases Final Report, Slams Clinton & The Benghazi Lie in Black and White


The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report on Tuesday morning, comprising some 800 pages of investigations and conclusions that suggest former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration were derelict in their duty to protect American diplomats from the most significant terror attack on the U.S. since Sep. 11, 2001.

The report also details how the Obama administration contrived to misinform the public about the cause of the attack.

The committee had already slammed a separate report Monday by its Democratic members, who had long maintained that the investigation was politically motivated. “Benghazi Committee Democrats’ obsession with the former Secretary of State is on full display. For over two years they refused to participate in the Majority’s serious, fact-centered investigation. The dishonest Democrats on this committee falsely claimed everything had been ‘asked and answered.’ They said the committee had found ‘absolutely nothing new.’ If that’s changed, they should come clean and admit it. If not, everyone can ignore their rehashed, partisan talking points defending their endorsed candidate for president,” an official statement by the committee declared.

For its own part, the committee published a list of facts that it said were new insights revealed by the investigation:

More @ Breitbart


Via sauced07


 The Benghazi Lie in Black and White

 The administration's public and private timelines of what happened are very different.

The final majority report of the Benghazi Select Committee is set to be released later Tuesday morning. Representatives Jim Jordan and Mike Pompeo have signed onto the official majority document and authored a supplemental, 51-page "additional views" report of their own.

Among the most interesting aspects of their "additional views" is a timeline that contrasts the story top Obama administration officials were telling in public with the very different story some of those same officials were sharing with one another in private emails, conversations and documents. The timeline reinforces in a compelling way what will be one of the most significant takeaways from the committee investigation: The Obama administration knowingly provided the American people a false story about the Benghazi attack, its causes and its consequences.

Read the excerpt below:

                                                             More @ The Weekly Standard

On September 11, Huma Abedin Worked For Hillary Clinton and Saudi Charity Suspected of Terror Funding

Via sauced07

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Long-time aide to Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin (L), looks on as Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi October 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

On September 11, 2001 Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s aide for twenty years and co-chair of her current Presidential run — was working for an organization located in the offices of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League.

That’s a Wahhabist Islamic group that Breitbart News recently reported was going to be put on a list of terror funders by U.S. government but was removed, reportedly under pressure from Saudi Arabia.

This latest revelation ties the Muslim World League directly to the The Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs and the Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization that Vanity Fair writer William D. Cohan called “the Abedin family business.

Huma Abedin is scheduled to give a deposition today on her role in the Hillary Clinton email server scandal, which involved classified documents.

Muslim World League London Office & Abedin Family Business Have Same Address

More @ Breitbart

The End Game Of Bubble Finance——Political Revolt

Via Iver

The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate“-- Martin Schulz, President of the EU parliament

During Friday’s bloodbath I heard a CNBC anchor lady assuring her (scant) remaining audience that Brexit wasn’t a big sweat. That’s because it is purportedly a political crisis, not a financial one.

Presumably in the rarified canyons of Wall Street, politics doesn’t matter much. After all, when things get desperate enough, Washington caves and does “whatever it takes” to get the stock averages moving upward again.

Here’s a news flash. That’s all about to change.

The era of Bubble Finance was enabled by a political abdication nearly 50 years ago. But as Donald Trump rightly observed in the wake of Brexit, the voters are about to take back their governments, meaning that the financial elites of the world are in for a rude awakening.

FINALLY! The Clinton Secret Service Tell-All Is Out Today

Via Billy

 'Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate' is now available (Photo via Amazon)

Former secret service agent Gary Byrne’s tell-all “Crisis of Character” has been called “the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.” For once, a book’s own selling point actually seems like an understatement. People have been waiting for this book — in which the Clintons’ former protector provides the dirty details on their time in the White House — for a long time, and its fallout is going to be absolutely explosive.

Although “Crisis of Character” did not come out until today, pre-orders have propelled it to the top of the Amazon Bestseller list for the past month. It has gone back and forth with the newest Harry Potter book for the #1 overall spot.

It’s not hard to figure out why. The little we know about its contents has been juicy, validating all we suspect about the Clintons while shedding light on so much more. Just this past weekend, Byrne told the New York Post about the White House “den of coke” as well as about Bill’s myriad mistresses, including Vice President Walter Mondale’s daughter, Eleanor.

The Fraud Goes On

Via Billy


Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress.

But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal.

More @ LRC

Nullification to Save the Constitution

Henry Laurens Pinckney

The average American today can not comprehend the King's English here, much less follow and have knowledge of the train of thought.  Pitiful.


Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from an 1833 4th of July Oration delivered by Henry L. Pinckney and is available in its entirety at The James McClellan Library.  This feature of our website contains over 100 primary documents on State’s Rights and federalism compiled by one of the founding members of the Abbeville Institute.

….But why is it that a day, so peculiarly dedicated to our ancestors, and endeared by the remembrance of their toils and triumphs, should have been made an occasion, in this community, of political contention and party strife? Why is it that on this political sabbath, the people of this city, descended, as they are, from the same illustrious source, and enjoying, as they do, the same glorious inheritance, no longer unite as brothers around the tombs of their fathers, nor offer fraternal and harmonious oblations upon the common altar of their common country? Is this unhappy division imputable to us? Did we denounce our brethren as unworthy of political communion with us? Or is it, as they kindly intimated by their conduct, that the purity of their patriotism would be sullied by continued confraternity with anarchists and rebels? What say you, Whigs? Do we indeed deserve the stigmas that have been cast upon us? Is our escutcheon really tarnished by a stain? Have we abandoned the principles of our fathers, or proved undeserving the proud legacy they bequeathed us?

Have we forgotten the price at which they acquired our freedom, or shown ourselves unable to appreciate or unwilling to maintain it? Is there a man in this assembly who, calling himself a Whig, and boasting of the Whig blood which circles in his veins, yet knows in his heart that he has imbibed the doctrines and pursued the conduct of the Tories? Is there an individual here, who, calling himself a State Rights man, knows in his heart that, like another Cyrsilus, he advised implicit submission to federal usurpation, and would, if he could, have laid Carolina At its footstool? Or is there a single man amongst us who, whilst pretending to admire the principles of the Revolution, knows in his heart that he not only approves the new-fangled doctrines of the President, but that he justifies and supports that Bloody Bill, of which the great objects are to make the federal Executive a despot, and the people of Carolina serfs and vassals? No! fellow-citizens—such are not the principles of the State Rights party. We have not forgotten the precepts, or dimmed the glory, of our fathers. 

We have not deserted the standard, or disgraced the cause, of freedom. We come not here to kneel to power, but to resist oppression. We come not here to clank our chains in honour of the tyrant who imposed them, but to defy his power, and break his sceptre into atoms. Strike your harps, then, ye Whigs of Carolina, and sing the praises of Liberty! Raise your voices, play upon a loud toned instrument, shout with a shout of triumph, and sing the glories of the Revolution! Who more worthy to celebrate the deeds of the Whigs of’76, than the Whigs of’32? Who more worthy to call Washington their father, than those who approve his conduct by imitating his example? Who more worthy to eulogize Jefferson, than those who believe with him that “Nullification is the rightful remedy,” and who, acting as he did in ’98, have added fresh lustre to his fame by another signal triumph of his principles? Who more worthy to extol the character of Moultrie, than those who have fought and conquered under his own Palmetto, or to laud the services of Sumter, than those whose cause he consecrated with his dying breath? Who more worthy, in short, to speak of Carolina, than those who have plucked her drowning honour from the deep, or of all that is precious, and endearing, and important in “Liberty, the Constitution, and the Union,” than those who have nobly defended and preserved them all?