Thursday, August 22, 2019

Squirrel Hunting Tips & My Tip :)

Via Justin "I just got done with a piece on squirrel hunting that I think you'll like. Not sure how many squirrels you have in NC but my place is crawling with them."

 squirrel eating a nut while standing on grass
 Here's my tip: Fill up your bird feeder and sit on the porch with your .22 :)

Whether you’re hunting for meat, for fur, or just for the sheer thrill of being out in the field, squirrels are some of the most exciting game you can hunt. Their small size, unpredictable movements, and their ability to appear and disappear from tree canopies all combine to make them a challenging – and rewarding – target.

More @ Outdoor Life

North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Mandating Deputies Comply With ICE Detainers

 
ICE arrests suspected illegal immigrant workers during a worksite enforcement operation at a meat processing plant in Canton, Miss., on Aug. 7, 2019. (ICE)

The governor of North Carolina has vetoed a bill requiring sheriffs to comply with detainers from federal immigration agents and to identify whether prisoners are illegal immigrants.

The governor of North Carolina has vetoed a bill requiring sheriffs to comply with detainers from federal immigration agents and to identify whether prisoners are illegal immigrants.

House Bill 370 passed the majority-Republican House along party lines on Aug. 20, b

The 1519 Project: How Early Spanish Explorers Took Down A Mass-Murdering Indigenous Cult

Via Billy

 The 1519 Project: How Early Spanish Explorers Took Down A Mass-Murdering Indigenous Cult

Five hundred years ago, Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez and his native allies helped put an end to a gruesome regime with one of the greatest underdog victories ever recorded.

The New York Times officially announced its new 1619 Project to “to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

Constantly now, Americans are called upon to reflect on European villains and indigenous victims. However, the story of European civilization reaching the North American continent did not begin with the first arrival of slave ships at Jamestown in 1619.

Let’s take a brief recess from the 1619 Project to explore another project. Call it the “1519 Project.” A full century before The New York Times’ proposed re-dating of the American founding and 2,200 miles southwest of Jamestown, European contact sparked a native uprising against a gruesome cult of cannibalism and mass murder.

Obama & Trump

Via Billy


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Walmart Calls for 'Assault Weapons' Ban

Via Billy

Walmart Calls for 'Assault Weapons' Ban

Walmart is calling on Congress to consider introducing legislation to ban so-called "assault weapons" nationwide.

"We made our own decision about assault rifles several years ago when we removed that category from our stores, and we believe it's time for Congress to debate that issue as well," Dan Bartlett, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart, said during a press conference covered by Business Insider. "And we will lend our perspective and support as somebody who's been a firearms dealer for more than 20 years."

Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees approved for resettlement in U.S.

Image: An asylum seeker waits outside El Chaparral port of entry as he waits for his turn to present to U.S. border authorities to request asylum, in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on April 9, 2019.

A draft order obtained by NBC News says the government "will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented."

 — The Trump administration is considering a new policy that would allow state and local jurisdictions to deny entry to refugees who have been approved for resettlement in the United States, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by NBC News.

According to the draft, "the federal government will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented to participate" in the program that allows refugees to resettle.

More @ NBC

Moles?

We are continually battling moles and holes as above appear periodically.  I read that baby moles come to the surface when first born and others do the same if something is wrong. Any ideas?  Thanks.

Organ harvesting ring mooted as two South African teachers go missing in Vietnam

Via David

Teacher Mushfiq Daniels, 28, from Cape Town, went missing in Vietnam in July.

The disappearance of two South African men in Vietnam is under investigation by Gift of the Givers, which fears they may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.

John Bothma and Mushfiq Daniels didn't know each other, but both South Africans had been teaching English in Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.

More @ Times

Secretive warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says

Via David



A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the public not to be alarmed at the suspicious-looking activity.

Known as Robin Sage training, the unconventional warfare exercises can be likened to live-action role playing in the extreme, with hostile engagement playing out between Special Forces students, volunteer civilians and soldiers out of Fort Bragg. It continues through Sept. 12, said a press release.



Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article234211482.html#storylink=cpyMore @ The Chrollette Observer

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Grant’s Failed Presidency

 

A review of U.S. Grant’s Failed Presidency (Shotwell Publishing, 2019) by Philip Leigh

There was a time in recent memory when thoughtful people consistently ranked U.S. Grant’s presidency as one of the worst in history. The scandals, military Reconstruction, the mistreatment of the Plains Indian tribes, and the poor economy during the 1870s wrecked his reputation. That all began to change when “social justice” took center stage in the historical profession and Republican Party partisans sought to revitalize the dismal reputation of one of their most important presidents. After all, Grant was a Republican, and men like Karl Rove and Dinesh D’Souza will never grow tired of telling people it was the Republicans who saved America from those evil Southern traitors.