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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Topsy Turvy is an abomination. I guess I'll use my copy as a target since the first few pages were more than enough for me. I had originally bought it for Dixie's homeschool, but after perusing, had other thoughts.
By Joan Hough
We Southerners have had enough of lying down like passive little doormats while ignorant, cruel, fellow Americans stomp on us and spit on the truths of our fathers. Now we fight.
Most mixed race children existing in America today resulted from decadent White Southern Planters’ seeds, or so is the educated conclusion of History Professor Anya Jabour which she reports in her book Topsy Turvy.
Jabour in her supposedly “well balanced” and “wonderful social history,” as touted on her book’s cover, reveals her anti-South, cultural bigotry and proves herself a captive of the Lincoln-Republican Radicals‘ myths by declaring: “most mixed-race children in the slaveholding South were the result of slaveholding men’s sexual relationships with slave women.”
Oh really? It is an ignoble reality that Yankee soldiers, during their supposed “great war to free slaves,” planted vast amounts of their white seeds in black women and girls. But don’t expect Jabour to mention this in her text, which is supposed to be THE definitive history text on Confederate women, children and the “Uncivil War.”
With writings such as Jabour’s, there should be no wonder as to why Americans believe lies about the Confederacy and why black people and University academicians are so easily convinced they should hate the Confederate flag.
What so many Americans have not been allowed to learn is that when the north’s men returned home, they left behind them white DNA and mulatto children resulted in great numbers. (Check increase in the next after the War census.) If Mr. Lincoln’s men failed to find willing black women (and there were plenty of these), they forced their sexual will on unwilling black ones—as did Beast Butler’s Corporal William M. Chinock when he raped African American Mary Ellen De Riley. Chinock’s punishment meted out by Butler was a forty dollar fine. 
“Federal court-martial records document more than 350 trials for rape alone, not including those that may have been buried under assault or other charges.”  One of the worst atrocities was committed in May 1862 by a brigade in the Army of the Ohio, under the command of colonel John B. Turchin. Two or more Black girls suffered rapes in the Athens, Alabama area. Colonel Turchin was tried by the army and convicted for his unwillingness to make any effort to curb his men’s behaviors, but. . .” (due to Lincoln’s interference) “was promoted to brigadier general and placed at the head of a new command.” 
“Rape and Rapture” involving Southern women of any color became normal expectations of the invaders. Evidence of this is found in the University of South Carolina library, which contains hundreds of personal accounts of rape at the hands of Sherman’s army. Sherman, as expected, totally denied any raping done by his army of “boys”-including those imported from Germany.
Sherman’s biographer Lee Kennett denied the presence of criminals in his hero Sherman’s army, although Kenneth does admit, “some officers believed that such things were done by a small, incorrigibly criminal element in the ranks, a notion that has long been popular among the military.” Several regimental and brigade commanders laid all the troubles in their units to these “rotten apples.” Kenneth, certainly never present on the scene, comes to the soldiers’ defense and scoffs at the Commanders’ conclusions by writing “Deservedly or not, whole units got the reputation of ruffians and pillagers. In Sherman’s army, for example, ‘the New York regiments were said to be filled with big city criminals and foreigners fresh from the jails of the Old World.” Kennett declares that accusation was not true, that the army was actually filled with religious, mid-western young men –too fine to perform any really bad acts– and that Southerners were just as bad in their activities as were the fine young Yankee men.
Interestingly Kennett, also, denies that Sherman’s troops burned vast numbers of rural homes or homes in towns. Kennett contends that only a minority of Southern houses in country or town were set ablaze by the Northerners — and the houses burned “were usually vacant ones.” Fires did spread from them to others nearby —but, of course, this was not intended, he declares.
Kennett’s historical knowledge, accuracy and veracity is challenged by the entire population of Alexandria, Louisiana’s women, children, old folks, handicapped and sick folks who were forced to run, or stagger and crawl from out of their “unoccupied,” “non burning” homes and drag their scorching bodies into Red River when their entire city of Alexandria, Louisiana, without a word of warning, was torched by General Banks’ “valorous” men.
A lengthy essay could be written just listing all of the Southern homes in towns and in the country set aflame by the boys of “with malice toward none” Lincoln. Just a few of those Cities reduced to cinders were Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi (totally destroyed) Atlanta, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina. They were utterly ruined—as was practically every inch of the states visited by Sherman, Sheridan and other fine religious northerners. The Shenandoah valley burned for thirteen days, thanks to General Sheridan. When Sherman’s men were not gleefully burning churches and homes, they were busily chopping them to pieces with sledgehammers and axes.
Kennett does honestly quote Sherman’s admission of a segment of the Sherman’s arson intentions-- that if Southerners burn bridges, he had the right to burn all the houses near the river.
After studying Kennett’s chapter entitled “The Vandals,” a reader is led to conclude that only the most wicked of Southerners had their homes burned – i.e. Southerners of accomplishment and prestige and that such destruction of the property of those villainous committers of treason was more than justified.
Nowhere in the Kennett index is the word “rape” listed. It is clearly evident that Kennett is convinced that the fine young Midwestern men in Sherman’s army were too religious to commit such a crime. He states this belief. Kennett seems totally unaware as to the very large number of non-Midwesterners in Sherman’s great, fun-filled bunch of soldiers—such as those straight out of Germany. [Kennett is a great one to quote if one wishes to continue spreading the Myths of Sherman’s greatness and Lincoln’s benevolent compassion.]
There is plenty of proof that in a single incident more than a dozen-- all at one time, all in one place, helpless, young, black females gave rapture to a band of “noble “ Union soldiers. The young female bodies, actually eighteen of them, were discovered in one horrendously ugly pile, raped and murdered by US soldiers wielding U.S. governmental issued bayonets. It, of course, is unknown as to whether the rapture was made possible for the brave northerners before or after the deaths of the young women.
Lincoln’s regiments did indeed commit gang rapes in Columbia on scores of slave women. Evidently in the spirit of emancipation, those “religious” Union soldiers freed those young women from the evil sexual advances of Southern plantation owners, and arranged for the freed girls to proceed straight to Heaven. The probability of mulatto babies was evaded, then and there. This mass murder was recorded in the diary of Mary Chesnut. The bodies were found on the Sumter District plantation of her niece and nephew, Minnie and James Frierson.
In the home of Charlotte Hine, on the outskirts of Athens, ALABAMA the slaves’ quarters were invaded by a blue-clad gang who then raped a black girl. “At the plantation of John Malone, outside of town, troops went to the slaves’ quarters and there, too, committed rape.” Several soldiers came to the house of Mrs. Charlotte line and committed rape on the person of a colored girl and then entered the house and plundered it of all the sugar…” One black woman dared charge a soldier with the crime, his commanding officer tried to hush it up, commenting, ‘I would not arrest one of my men on Negro testimony.’” 
There are over 300 such statements made by Mr. Lincoln’s officers, found in the O.R. records.
Colonel John B. Turchin’s court martial report contains the notes that a part of his brigade debauched the females in the negro huts for weeks.  Turchin was court martialed for encouraging the monumental horrors his men perpetrated in Athens, but, instead, Lincoln and his U.S. Republican Senate promoted the man to Brigadier General in the middle of the Court Martial, rewarding him, rather than according him the punishment due in a civilized world. The Chicago Tribune applauded this action, as did a future Republican president, Brig. Gen. James A. Garfield.
“Debauching of the negroes” was reported by the north’s officers as occurring in numerous places the northerners invaded –such as In northern Missouri. Official US military information was sent the Secretary of War concerning military forces “committing rapes on negroes in Northern Missouri, as well as in Athens, Alabama where “an indecent outrage” was committed on a servant girl and part of a brigade “quarter[ed] in the negro huts for weeks, debauching the females. “Negro women are debauched” was, also, an item in the official report of Third Ohio Cavalry activities in Woodville, Alabama.
Black girls and women in Memphis, Tennessee were not neglected by Yankee troops. The military report originating in Memphis read: “The [white] cavalry broke en masse in the camps of the colored women and are committing all sorts of outrage.”
General Rufus A. Saxton informed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton on December 30, 1864: Saxton described the attitude of the Yankee soldiers: “I found the prejudice of color and race here in full force, and the general feeling of the army of occupation was unfriendly to the blacks. It was manifested in various forms of personal insult and abuse, in depredations on their plantations, stealing and destroying their crops and domestic animals, and robbing them of their money. . . . The women were held as the legitimate prey of lust . . . .”  [Emphasis added.]
In Bayou Grande Cailou, Louisiana the Sixteenth Indiana Mounted Infantry made its presence known to the civilian population there. Later Mr. Pelton reported to their commanding officer that a soldier had shot a little mulatto girl and killed her and had also fired at a Negro man. The commanding officer went to see for himself if this could have occurred. He found a mulatto girl, twelve or thirteen years of age, lying dead in a field. A Negro man on the place told the officer that a drunken soldier had killed her and he had seen the killing with his own eyes.
“On November 20, Gen. Robert A. Cameron reported, “I heard by rumor . . . one of [Capt. Columbus Moore’s] men had attempted to rape a mulatto girl and had shot and killed her for resisting.” 
Who could stop the raping while Southern men were away fighting battles against Union men? There were no men with guns to protect Southern females of any color. Lincoln, Sherman, Sheridan, Butler and other Union Generals deliberately made their war on the unprotected women—even the pregnant ones and even the ones with babies at their breasts. The brave, courageous Yankees warred on infants, children, old folks, sick folks and handicapped ones. Sherman justified his war by saying, “War is Hell.”
Sherman admitted his war was against all white Southerners: ”We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hated hand of war, as well as their organized armies.” For the “persistent secessionist” Sherman stated, “Why, death or banishment is a mercy, and the quicker he or she is disposed of the better” 
Extermination of women and children was the announced plan, so what United States official, drunk with power and blood lust, really cared about a bit of rape here and there? The Union’s Bible quoting President or his US Congress, wherein Republican Marxists held the power, uttered not a word of restraint.
There is yet to be discovered any anti-rape utterances made by General William Tecumseh Sherman and his good drinking buddy, General Grant and an entire bevy of the identified as Mr. Lincoln’s openly Communist-Marxist high ranking army officers and a multitude of other good Republicans.
These men included: Brig General Joseph Weydemeyer, Brig. General Louis Blenker, Major General August Willich, Major Robert Rosa, Colonel Richard Hinton, Brig. General Carl Schurz, Brigadier General Alexander Von Schimmelfenning, Major General Franz Siegel, Commander Friedrich Karl Hecker, Captain Gustav von Struve, Chief of Staff Alexander Asboth, Brevet Major General Frederick Charles Salomon, Brevet Brigadier General Charles E. Salomon, Colonel Fritz Anneke, Colonel Richard Hinton, General John C.. Fremont, (Republicans’ first presidential candidate), Spy Chief Allan Pinkerton, the most famous of the Communist “Charterists,” a radical group of Socialists pursued by British agents. (Lincoln’s Mr.Pinkerton, one of the sponsors of John Brown and his murderous group, certainly made not a single complaint against the Republicans’ rapist murderers.)
The identified Marxists also included Lincoln’s Assistant Secretary of War Charles DANA, a close and personal friend of Karl Marx, in their activities. Dana worked diligently to put the blame for Lincoln’s murder on President Jeff Davis. Dana was the Communists’ chief propagandist who got his start while a European Correspondent covering the Socialist Revolution in Europe for Horace Greeley, owner –publisher of the New York Tribune. Greeley with Communists Friedrich Engels and Alvin Bovey created the Republican Party and laid the foundation for all the strangely anti-Constitutional happenings in Washington, D.C. today.
Historians later labeled the Republican Marxist- Congressmen as “Radical Republicans.” Sherman’s own brother was one of Lincoln’s most powerful senators. If Sherman’s words and behaviors, including his redistribution of Southerners’ property and his avowed hatred for women who owned what he considered as too much fine furniture, reflected the thoughts of that brother, brother Thomas was, definitely, a Marxist.
If Sherman was not a crazed Marxist, he was undoubtedly, crazed. It would not have been a surprise for some Southern women to learn that, like the Marquis de Sade, Sherman enjoyed making lampshades from the skins of Southern babies. Sherman certainly, undeniably enjoyed killing Southern babies., as much as his “boys seem to enjoy bashing the brains out of tiny pet dogs before the watching eyes of the children who owned the little pups.
The official records of the United States military reveal that In Woodville, Alabama the Third Ohio Cavalry [full of fine young German recruits] in August of 1862 indulged in the debauching of Negro women.
Rape and Rapture involving Southern women became normal expectations of the invaders. Evidence of this is found in the University of South Carolina library, which contains hundreds of personal accounts of rape at the hands of Sherman’s army.
Black women were raped in the presence of white women and children. No one knows how many babies resulted, but as Mr. Sherman’s white rapist-soldiers were reported to be young men, one might suspect them able to father children.
White Union soldiers were not loath to engage in gang rape of black slave women. Black women in Georgia were taken by Union soldiers and “violated without mercy.” 
A female black servant of Columbia minister Peter Shand was gang- raped by seven U.S. Army soldiers, then “had her face forced down into a shallow ditch and was held there until she drowned.” 
“Poor Negroes were terribly victimized by their brutal assailants, many of them...left in a condition little short of death. Regiments, in successive relays subjected scores of these poor women to the torture of their embraces.”
Jabour in her Topsy Turvy insists that the members of Mr. Lincoln’s army fought Southerners in order to free the black slaves—does she mean free only male slaves?
William Gilmore Simms, one of America’s foremost men of letters and a renowned historian wrote: “We have been told of successful outrages of this unmentionable character being practice upon women dwelling in the suburbs. Many are understood to have taken place in remote country settlements, and two cases are described where young negresses were brutally forced by the wretches and afterwards murdered—one of them being thrust, when half dead, head down, into a mud puddle, and there held until she was suffocated.”
The prestigious, politically correct historians somehow either ignore or minimize the cruelties the stalwart soldiers of the north inflicted on the black women of the South. “The poor Negroes were terribly victimized by their brutal assailants, many of them, besides the instance mentioned, being left in a condition little short of death. Regiments, in successive relays, subjected scores of these poor women to the torture of their embraces, and—but we dare not farther pursue the subject —There are some horrors which the historian dare not pursue –which the painter dare not delineate. They both drop the curtain over crimes which humanity bleeds to contemplate.” 
In the Athens, Alabama, home of Milly Ann Clayton, soldiers attempted to rape a servant girl but were halted in the process. At the home of Charlotte Hine, “a blue-clad gang invaded the slaves’ quarters and raped a black girl.” Troops committed rape in the slaves’ quarters at John Malone’s plantation.
It did little good when black women protested or complained to the invaders commanding officers. As an example of the customary reaction: when a black woman tried to charge a white northern soldier with the crime, his commanding officer (under Colonel’s Turchin’s command) said, “I would not arrest one of my men on negro testimony.” 
Did the fact that Sherman had several regiments filled with new to America young Germans, many straight out of European jails,  have anything to do with their acts of rape, robbery, theft, torture, assault, insult, and wanton property destruction? Did Sherman wink, as has been reported, when he told them to cease plundering and burning? Why was he able to control them in places in North Carolina, but claimed to be unable to do so elsewhere? Why did he deny any occurrences of rape?
Perhaps murder, rather than rape of female civilians was more greatly desired by the great General Sherman. When told that the great number of corpses lying in the streets of Atlanta were those of women and young children, Sherman declared such “a beautiful sight.” O.E. Poe, one of Sherman’s own United States officers, reported this.
Sherman’s contention that Southern women and children should be killed has been documented and written about so many times it should be unnecessary to be repeated again and again in this document. To give credit where credit is due, however, it must be reported there is no record of General Sherman declaring that his men should seek rapture through rape. Sherman did say, however, “No doubt many acts of pillage, robbery, and violence were committed by these [his] bummers, for I have since heard of jewelry taken from women, and the plunder of articles that never reached the commissary; but these acts were exceptional and incidental. I never heard of any cases of rape…”
In the U.S. War Departments records of the Union and Confederate Armies, “War of the Rebellion: collection there can be found in an Index 350 rape complaints. This number, in no way, included the vast numbers of such attacks. Others are buried under murder and other charges. Most likely most were never reported at all. Winners not only write the history books, they lie about the atrocities they commit.
In northern Missouri, “United States military forces “committing rapes on the negroes” was reported by letter on August 13, 1861 to Secretary of War Simon Cameron.
Union Brigadier General William Dwight, Jr. confessed the crimes of his men in the state of Louisiana. He reported, “Negro women were ravished in the presence of white women and children.” 
In Nashville, Tennessee, sexual abuse of black women by Yankee soldiers was “common.” 
The “Uncivil War,” despite the absolute lies uttered by the nations’ Lincoln-cult historians, was NOT fought to free the slaves.
Anyone declaring slavery as the motive for the war, is ignorant of the historical truth that Lincoln and his Congress passed an amendment to the Constitution declaring “forever slavery” if the South would only agree to pay the tariffs, remain in the Union and shut its mouth about the Constitution. One or more northern states ratified that amendment before it became clear that the Southern ones would not. That amendment—the CORWIN AMENDMENT, almost became the law of the land and the thirteenth Constitutional Amendment.
In his inaugural address, President-elect Abraham Lincoln assured Congress of his support of efforts to ratify the Amendment authored by Thomas Corwin of Ohio and endorsed by New York’s Senator William Seward. Lincoln said, “I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution. . . has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. . . . holding such a provision to now be be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its [slavery] being made express and irrevocable.” 
[Americans can always trust presidential statements, can we not? Politicians are so truthful, are they not?]
It mattered not to the “Radical” [Marxist) Republicans and their Lincoln that “most Northerners had no desire to fight a bloody war with the South for any purpose, but most especially for the purpose of freeing the slaves, according them voting rights, and permitting them social equality with the whites.”  The north’s draft riots and race riots of 1863  proved this.
Marxists in control of the U.S. government wanted to get a head start on their New World Order by destroying the only segment of the nation with patriots smart enough to recognize the war’s main goal––the absolute erasure of American freedoms—the destruction of the U.S. Constitution. The South’s great leaders knew of Horace Greeley, Charles Dana, Abraham Lincoln, etc., but were unaware that the driving force behind all of these most important of Republicans was Marxist-Communism planted in America’s soil in 1849 by arriving European1848ers. 
Rapes did occur and they were numerous despite the assertions of Sherman as stated by historian Michael Fellman when he reported: “Sherman and all of the soldiers who discussed this issue agreed that almost no white women were raped. “ [Oddly, Fellman failed to add “or black women.”]
Fellman reports: “ Colonel Oscar Jackson, for one, in the midst of entering into his diary his encyclopedia of the fire and pillage wrought by his men, while acknowledging that his soldiers exploited prostitutes, insisted that ‘the persons of women, it is my belief, have very seldom been violated, and I have been in a position to know.’”
Fellman declares “Sherman himself, indulgent in concern to most forms of destruction, believed that his men had observed these limits toward women. Jackson also added in his diary, I here record my opinion that few of our soldiers had connection with blacks, very few . . .” Fellman then states that “this statement [of Jackson’s] seems to be less concerned with rape than with voluntary sexual self-soiling by white soldiers with black women, which he would have abhorred more on racist principles rather than on grounds of humanity.” Citizen Sherman. 
Due to the release to the public of the official records of the US Army in the War of the Rebellion, the denials of rapes by government officials and army generals are now seen as the absolute falsehoods they are.
Of course, it cannot be denied that, in addition to rape, there were cases of cooperative sexual activities of Southern slave women and Yankee white soldiers who, quite obviously. were not interested in avoiding Yankee Colonel’s Jackson’s idea of “self soiling. ”
Whether willing black women or unwilling ones, the natural results of sexual rape or rapture during the War of Northern Aggression was such that it can, honestly be said that few mixed-race offspring in the South today were sired by white Southerners.
Wise readers are, of course, well aware that not all mixed-race children were sired by white rapists from the north—many children were but, undoubtedly, but many others were the result of agreeable black women dealing with “running amuck” white Yankee hormones.
Ever has it been said by some of the wisest of men, that too often even the finest of Yankee Homo sapiens may be plagued with a case of “penis erectus non compos mentis.”
 Anya Jabour, Topsy-Turvy, How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children (Chicago: Ivan R. December 2010), p. 15
 Walter Brian Cisco, War Crimes Against Southern Civilians: Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company. 2007), pp. 67-68.
 Mary Deborah Petite,” The Women Will Howl” (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. 2008), p. 65.
 Cisco, pp. 60-62.
 Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln ( New York, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003), p. 188.
 (Lee Kennett, Marching through Georgia: The Story of Soldiers and Civilians during Sherman’s Campaign (New York: Harper. Collins, 1995), p. 277-278.
 Cisco, p. 183.
 Ibid. , p. 181.
 Ibid. , p. 183.
 Cisco, pp. 60-61 and O.R. ser.1 vol. 16, pt. 2, 273-75: Stephen Chicoine, John Basil Turchin and the Fight to Free the Slaves (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003), pp. 91-92, 99-100).
 James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy, The South Was Right (Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing. 1998), p. 139 : O.R. vol. XiVI, pt. II, pp. 274-275.
 Cisco, p. 63.
 Kennedy and Kennedy, p. 139 : O.R., vol. III, p. 45.
 Ibid. , O.R., vol. XVI, pt. II, p. 319.
 Kennedy and Kennedy, p. 140 : O.R., vol. XXXII, pt. III, p. 286.
 Ibid. , O.R., Ser. III, vol. IV, p. 1029.
 Kennedy and Kennedy, p. 140: O.R., vol. XLI, pt,I,, p. 928.
 (OR 64.1:799 and 32.2:281).
 Al Benson, Jr. and Walter Donald Kennedy, Lincoln’s Marxists
(Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co. 2011,) pp. 167-216.
 Arthur R. Thompson http://www.libertynewsnetwork.tv/index.php/artthompson/item/163-republican-origins.html
 Cisco, p. 158.
 Kennedy and Kennedy, p. 139: O.R. vol. XCI, pt. II. p. 319.
 Thomas J. DiLorenzo, p. 188.
 Cisco, p. 91.
 Ibid. , pp. 60-61.
 Ibid, , p. 140.
 Ibid. , p. 181.
 David Aiken, ed., William Gilmore Simms, A City Laid Waste: The Capture, Sack, and Destruction of the City of Columbia (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2005), p.90.
 Ibid., p. 61.
 DiLorenzo, p. 188.
 Ibid.. , p. 186.
 Kennedy and Kennedy, p. 139.
 O.R. ser. 1, vol. 15, 373.
 Cisco, p. 175.
 Clint Johnson, The Politically Incorrect Guide to THE SOUTH (and Why It Will Rise Again) (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2006) pp. 143-144.
 Frank Conner, The South under Siege 1830 – 2000: A History of the Relations Between the North and the South ( Newman, Georgia: Collards Publishing Co., 2002), p. 151.
 Benson and Kennedy.
 Michael Fellman, Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1995), p. 226.
The State Capitol grounds were home to Confederate-era citizens and soldiers Saturday as the 6th North Carolina State Troop re-enactors created a living history tour as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Visitors viewed soldier camp sites, as volunteers representing the Confederate Army’s 6th Infantry performed drills and discussed life in the midst of war. A Civil War era medical tent was on display as were demonstrations on period crafts and entertainment, offering the public a live glimpse into the state’s history.
Jackie Wisniewski was a single mother of a little boy. She was a clerk working at ECMC with aspirations to become a nurse. And according to a friend News 4 spoke to on Wednesday, she was terrified of Dr. Timothy Jorden.
Turning on the news and seeing a picture of Jorden made Heather Shipley fear the worst.
"She told me if anything happened to her, that it was him," she recalled.
In the last couple years, Heather had become friends with Jackie Wisniewski. They met at Erie Community College. And while together, Heather says she became Jackie's confidant, listening to Jackie's fears about about her ex-boyfriend Dr. Timothy Jorden.
More @ WIVB
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens.
More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker.
The bill, S. 3287, would require the government to obtain a warrant to use drones with the exception of patroling national borders, when drones are needed to prevent "imminent danger to life" or when there are risks of a terrorist attack.
Repost By Request: Let’s see if we can even begin to summarize all of these interwoven connections that form the Trayvon Scheme Team agenda:
Much, much more @ The Last Resort
It shouldn’t be any surprise, but the presidential election is shaping up as a case study in how to manipulate the democratic process.
The media have played a huge roll, of course, by manipulating Obama’s poll numbers, which seem to stay high despite numerous reports of his losing ground among various constituent groups.
Careful selection of the stories to downplay or ignore is also important. The Fast and Furious scandal, the presidential leak scandal, the almost complete ignoring of the Catholic Church’s battle with the administration, the proof that President Obama was a dues-paying member of the socialist New Party, the ongoing coverup of Obama’s past — the list is long and getting longer every day.
But there are deeper manipulations going on.
Back in April, Donald Trump posted a video in which he said he believes Obama has struck a secret deal with the Saudis to flood the market with oil and drastically lower the price of gasoline before November to help him win re-election. Just this week, a report showed falling energy prices pulling down retail sales figures.
The smart money says Trump is right on. Back when Obama ran against McCain, we saw the same pattern of gasoline rising to outrageous levels, which was blamed on Republicans, then it plunged right before the election, once Obama’s economic stimulus plans became the talk of the media. At the time, the high prices were blamed on Saudi manipulation.Obama has a long-standing connection to the Saudi royal family that goes back at least to his college days when Saudi family fixer Khalid al-Mansou.
was soliciting letters of recommendation to help get Obama into Harvard.
Trump warns that if Obama is re-elected, we can expect oil prices rising beyond any level ever seen as payback for the Saudis’ favor.
There also suggestions that the Democrats are setting up a Bush-Gore-style recount showdown on election night.
ABC News has already run a story speculating that such a face-off could happen again, based on those manipulated poll numbers.
There is a widespread Internet rumor that a Spanish company called Scytl bought a company, SOE, that will be counting the presidential votes in Florida, and that Scytl is owned by billionaire puppet master George Soros. Liberal talking box Media Matters — which itself has been funded by Soros — and other propaganda outlets have been doing backflips to deny that Soros owns Scytl.
Still, the rumors persist, and you have to wonder why the media would be speculating about another recount months before we even get to the election. Just wishful thinking?
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice sued the state of Florida to prevent it from purging ineligible voters from its rolls.
Can we connect the dots yet?
The half-trillion-dollar bill setting farm policy into the future outlines dramatic changes in how farmers are protected from financial and natural disasters. It would end $5 billion a year in direct payments to farmers whether or not they actually plant a crop and programs that reward farmers when prices fall below a targeted level.
Instead, the government would offer a new "shallow loss" program to aid farmers when revenues fall between 11 percent and 21 percent below five-year moving averages and would put greater emphasis on heavily subsidized crop insurance. Farmers' regular crop insurance would pay for losses above 21 percent.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates this new shallow loss program could save taxpayers some $8.5 billion over the next five years compared with the current subsidy system.
As with all big changes, there are winners and losers. Southern rice and peanut growers see themselves as the losers. This regional divide is one of the two major obstacles to getting a farm bill through Congress before the current law expires at the end of September.
More @ Southeast Missourian
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports the most recent attack happened Sunday night in the 800 block of North Dewitt Place in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
A 36-year-old man was walking home from work around 10 p.m. Sunday, when police say he was robbed and attacked by anywhere from 10 to 20 people. The man was taken to the hospital with a head injury, but he was able to walk on his own after the attack.
More @ CBS Chicago
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was beaten up on the CTA Red Line near the State-Lake stop Saturday by a group of about six
The teens had just stolen the man’s 27-year-old female friend’s iPhone 4S. She had dropped the phone, and a teen had picked it up and taken it for himself.
The man told the teen to give his wife her iPhone back. But they instead began punching him in the face.
The group then fled the train at State and Lake streets, near the Chicago Theatre.
Another woman with the group, from West Chicago, tells the Aurora Beacon-News it was the scariest night of her life.
More @ CBS Chicago
Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to provide written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to "questions for the record" submitted to him by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) that focus on Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamacare--while she was President Barack Obama's solicitor general.
Question: “Are you aware of any instances during Justice Kagan’s tenure as Solicitor General of the United States in which information related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and/or litigation related thereto was relayed or provided to her?”
Question: “When did your staff begin ‘removing’ Solicitor General Kagan from meetings in this matter? On what basis did you take this action? In what other matters was such action taken?”
Question: “Did you ever have a conversation with Justice Kagan regarding her recusal from matters before the Supreme Court related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? If so, please describe the circumstances and substance of those conversations.”
These are three of the eight questions that Sessions submitted to Holder on Nov. 15, 2011 to be included as part of the official record of Holder’s testimony in an oversight hearing that the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Nov. 8, 2011. Sessions is a senior member of the committee.
Holder did not provide the committee with a formal response to Session's questions until June 7, 2012—seven months after Sessions submitted them.
When he finally did officially respond, Holder did not answer any of the questions.
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Cusson watched as police swarmed her neighbors' home early Tuesday morning. She lives on River Street in Winooski with her young son. But a violent home invasion has her second guessing their safety.
"It's pretty hard," she said. "It's scary."
Police say at 1 a.m. Tuesday the tenants in an apartment heard a banging at the door. The male resident told police the woman standing outside was a stranger. She was looking for another man who occasionally stayed with the Winooski couple. Police say when the tenant tried to turn her away; two other men appeared in the doorway.
"One kind of pushed the door open, punched the male resident in the face, knocking him back and then tried to make their way in. And at that point the male resident who was armed with a .38 revolver fired one shot at the intruder," Winooski Police Chief Steve McQueen said.
Police say that was Trinelle Cox, 25. He was with Angel Concepcion, 24. Both men are from New York City.
Police say the tenant then shot Concepcion as he tried to kick down the door.
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Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has come under withering criticism from Alan Dershowitz for overcharging and leaving out important details in the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in connection with the charge of Second Degree Murder lodged against George Zimmerman.
Now Corey has brought a charge of felony perjury against Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, based on testimony during George’s bond hearing with regard to their financial resources. (Criminal Information and Affidavit of Probable Cause embedded at bottom of post.)
There certainly is a case which can be made that the Court was not fully informed of the financial situation, and that is part of the reason the Judge revoked bond under the standards applicable to release pending trial.
But that bond standard is very different from a criminal charge of perjury, which requires proof of a specific material false statement which the person believes not to be true at the time of testimony.
Shellie was charged under Florida statutes, section 832.02(1) (emphasis mine):
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However, Holder now says he is willing to work with Republican lawmakers in order to avoid the charges — or as he called it, the “impending constitutional crisis.” ...
Significantly, Judge Terry Lewis in Leon County – known for his rulings in the Bush v. Gore case at the center of the 2000 contested election – has confronted the White House for failing to support its claim that the term “natural born citizen” in the U.S. Constitution means something other than the offspring of two American citizens.
Lewis has scheduled a hearing for Monday at 9 a.m. at the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee to hear the Obama team’s motion to dismiss the case and determine whether it should go forward with discovery.
Affidavits from Arpaio, Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and WND author and senior reporter Jerome Corsi have been filed ahead of the hearing. The briefs support the complaint’s charge that there is evidence Obama is constitutionally ineligible for the White House and, therefore, original documentation is needed to determine whether he should be on the ballot.
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