Thursday, August 25, 2016

This n' That

Confederate items in abundance this year.








 
Akai






 
Beautiful sunset as usual.





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Truth in the Pit of Political Correctness

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Last week’s vote (June 2016) to repudiate the Battle Flag by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) caught me by surprise and left me in shock. I have long considered our denomination to be socially conservative, prudent, and wise to stay out of issues that do not directly impact the mission of our church. I am a deacon but more importantly on this topic, I am a student of history and the Bible.

While I do have ancestors who defended against the invasion of 1861, that does not make me uniquely qualified to make statements based on emotion to defend or excoriate these veterans and their symbols. I understand fully what they fought for and it certainly was not what some in our leadership have shamefully claimed. Truth and hard facts are the best way to approach difficult issues. We must get this right as a church. Lincoln’s War of 1861 cost our country the lives of 625,000 soldiers and the lives of 50,000 Southern civilians (black and white). It changed the federal government forever from one that was limited, to one that controls every aspect of our lives, deeply divided this country upon racial lines, and set slaves free only to re-enslave them to another master.

The topic of the Confederate Battle Flag, history of the SBC, history of the flag itself, race, and the true topics of importance are too complex to tackle with ad hominem arguments, rhetoric and straw men. No, we need truth to tackle such issues and to admit this argument is based in political correctness. The truth and only the truth will heal wounds that keep being picked by those who profit from race and division.

'Mr. Brexit' Nigel Farage Speaks at Donald Trump Rally in Jackson, MS

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Bats, pipes & hotheads: Finns clash with migrants in massive fight

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 Mika Ranta, founder of the 'Soldiers of Odin' pictured on February 5, 2016 in Kemi. © Sam Kingsley

A massive fight ensued between Finnish citizens and migrants in the town of Forssa, located in southern part of the country. A total of around 100 people armed with bats and pipes were involved in the clashes in front of a local migrant center.

Finns reportedly attacked the migrants first on Tuesday evening, according to media reports. The latest clashes come amid a growing number of fights between the locals and the migrants over a new migrant center that was built in Forssa.

Witnesses described a large group of locals gathering by the migration center. The group began to fight the migrants, who are living in the center, Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE reported.
Both groups used weapons such as bats and pipes, police said. A total of five people were reportedly injured and two of the participants were detained, according to the YLE.

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Winning the War Against “Radical Islam” & Why We Are Currently Losing

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 Winning the War Against “Radical Islam”

Of the eight years I spent in the U.S. Air Force, I spent the first three as an intelligence officer assigned to Strategic Air Command Headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska. For the first year, I was one of less than a dozen Second Lieutenants assigned to a base with 23 general officers, about 180 full colonels, and over 800 lieutenant colonels or their equivalent U.S. Navy or British Royal Air force ranks. They were from all the U.S. services and included RAF intelligence officers and three RAF bomber crews. My specialty was photo-radar intelligence. This was during the infancy of satellite intelligence and the early years of computer and missile technology. I didn’t always appreciate it, but I could not have had a more interesting job. Although my specialty was photo intelligence, it required a great deal of collaborating intelligence to figure out what the Russians and Chinese were doing.

Holiday display of Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles blocked

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Dale Smith, 60, of Johnsonville, South Carolina, holds a Confederate flag as he looks out to Fort Sumter from the Battery in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, as they wait for cannons to be fired to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer allow Confederate flag imagery to be flown on flagpoles at national cemeteries on Memorial Day or Confederate Memorial Day.

The policy change follows debate in the House of Representatives earlier this year over continued display of Confederate imagery on federal lands. It also further reduces the number of flag images that can be displayed on federal land after the National Park Service made similar policy changes last year.

The Veterans Affairs decision comes a few months after an amendment barring the display of flag imagery in VA cemeteries was added to the House’s fiscal 2017 Military Construction-VA spending bill (HR 4974), but later removed from the conference report (HR 2577) behind closed doors.

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‘It’s not over’: Bernie continues with ‘Our Revolution’

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Backed by Commie dollars.
 Senator Bernie Sanders is hoping to advance the movement that backed his presidential campaign by launching a new political organization, dubbed “Our Revolution,” to fight money in politics and push for a progressive agenda.

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Nigel Farage To Tell 'Brexit Story' At Trump Rally In Mississippi

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Nigel Farage will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US to discuss "the Brexit Story", says an adviser to the former UKIP leader.

The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, as Mr Farage visits the southern US state.

Mr Farage is expected to talk about how the "anti-establishment beat the establishment" to bring about Brexit.

More @ Sky News

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Trump rally photos from last night and this afternoon.


 Today's afternoon rally in Tampa, FL
 Last night's in Austin TX

 The media polls, like everything else they put out, are LIES.

We the People have been screwed over long enough. OUR time has come.

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College Campus Lunacy By Walter E. Williams

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As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based housing.” That’s segregated housing for students who — because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation — have “historically experienced oppression.” I’d bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination in its housing segregation policy.

University of Connecticut administrators thinks that more black men will graduate if they spend more time together.

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The Truth About the #Syrianboy Viral Photo. Its really a story of two boys. #OmranDaqneesh

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