Friday, September 2, 2011
The usual vacation spots apparently didn’t get 21-year-old UCLA student Chris Jeon’s adrenaline pumping. So a few months ago he decided to hop on a flight and join the Libyan rebels in their ground campaign against Gadhafi.
Jeon was quite a sight alongside the motley crue of Libyan rebel fighters covered in kalashnikovs and bandoliers of ammunition. The Christian Science Monitor described Jeon’s battefield dress as:
“A cobalt basketball jersey emblazoned with the words “Los Angeles” and the number 44, camouflage pants, and black and white Converse sneakers. Around his neck hangs a spent ammunition casing on a string, and a black and white scarf is wrapped around his head, courtesy of the rebel fighters.”
Jeon speaks no Arabic and was only able to communicate with the rebels in broken Italian. When asked about his motivations for joining the Libyan rebels, Jeon told the Christian Science Monitor:
“At spring break I told my friends a ‘sick’ vacation would be to come here and fight with the rebels. This is one of the few real revolutions, I just thought I’d come check it out.”
Here's one for you. We have a number of machines that we use to process our granite slabs into finished kitchen counters. One of them is a line edge shaper & polisher which we have another half of a year of payments left on. Anyway, we used to remit our business property tax on all of our equipment and machinery, etc. directly to the county (I'm not sure if others states besides Kollectivistafornia require this, probably not). On our recent billing statement the finance company of our machine had a new line item on their monthly invoice for property tax but here's the kicker, there was also a line item for sales tax right below it (see the attachment). They charged us sales tax on our property tax!
Well the book keeper called Northland Capital thinking that a major mistake had been made here. Their response was that lots of other people had called on the same thing. They had been told by the state of Kalifonia to start collecting the property tax and remiting it to the county (instead of us) and since it was now an invoiceable item they were told that it was taxable and that they were to withhold sales tax on it as well.
And the hits just keep on coming here in the People's Demokratik Republik of Kalifonia. They keep on driving the productive class out of this state. They just don't get that their policies are causing this economic catastrophe and every time they do something stupid like this it drives away even more people and businesses. The result is that revenues drop and then they do something else stupid in response...and on, and on, and on.
Anyway I thought you might find this of interest.
Sales Tax on Property Tax.pdf
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A couple of days ago someone told me that he would rather have Muslims ruling America over the Tea Party. It took a few seconds for the comment to sink in but once it did it made me feel sick. I knew the man was a devout Liberal but Islamic law would be better than the Constitution?
I asked him about what he knew of Sharia Law; specifically how it is acceptable for a man to beat and even kill his wife and children if they do not submit to his rule. I asked about their treatment of homosexuals which is a crime punishable by death. I then asked how he felt about the teachings that ALL non-believers must be either converted or killed. His response again shook me. He said that only a few extremists practiced such things and that Islam was a religion of peace. At this point, my blood was boiling to the point that all I could do was to tell him that he needs to educate himself on how Islam is practiced around the world and pull his head out of the dark place it is residing.
The tea party movement has been painted by the Liberal media and now by several Democrat politicians as an extremist group of racist hate filled people. Somehow standing up for the Constitution, reduced government spending and the ideals that founded America have become extremist views! We have been to hundreds of tea party rallies around the country since the movement began and those in attendance were nothing other than patriotic individuals who love their country and do not want to see America’s greatness lost.
I was reading the comments following a blog post at Front Porch Republic about possible future scenarios, when the past and the future seemed to merge. It seems that the North/South Divide is very much alive and well in the North.
In the comments, Valli Genevieve said:
I have to say, here in New England, there is conversation in my community, for the first time I can ever remember, along the lines of “When the South wanted to secede, we should have let them go. They have been nothing but a thorn in the side of the republic. The North would be better off without them = higher education levels, environmental responsibility, more rational healthcare system, etc.”
Let the south go their own crazy tea party way, they seem to value lower taxes against all “common goods”. It may be time for them to live with the consequences of their politics and reactionary world views. But, it may be too late. The virus has spread and we may be looking at a civil war based on progressive versus regressive beliefs – a far messier and destructive outcome.
I agree with Mr. Genevieve. North and South would both have been better off without the other – at least as far as being forced together under the same government. There is much that we have in common, and there would be mutually beneficial trade and treaties, but we are two very different cultures that will never become one.
So often, it is Southerners who are accused of crying “Never Forget”. What we really forget is that there are two sides of this, and Northerners are the other side of this issue. I do not point this out to criticize Northerners, but to remind folks that the same cultural differences that split us apart are still there, just below the surface. This comment very clearly illustrates the stark differences that still exist between the conservative Southern culture and the liberal Northern culture (or, as Mr. Genevieve likes to put it – progressive versus regressive).
The original post at Front Porch Republic is a brief but fascinating look into the possible future of America.
Here are the 29 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Thursday, September 1, 2011:
- 3 San Bernardino Co CA deputies sued alleging 5 taser cartridges were used for over 10mins when a man was tasered to death for honking at cop  on.msnbc.com/p9zyNj
- Aransas Pass TX cops say dashcam wasn’t working when bicyclist was allegedly hit by cruiser then badly beaten  bit.ly/qYyivo
- Wyoming settles suit for $500k to family of man who died when while being restrained by troopers after crash  bit.ly/r2inWD
- Russell Co AL deputy found guilty of civil rights violation for brutally beating man on ground while cuffed  bit.ly/oix1fE
- Altoona PA judge finds cops had no cause to arrest man peppersprayed & injured during arrest for resisting arrest  http://bit.ly/nHkwPm
- Arlington TX settles suit for $25k to man tasered 2x by cop even as witnesses told him it was wrong man (update)  bit.ly/q9JU3g
- 12+ Chicago IL cops sued by brothers shown in video being attacked by cops inside store where they work  bit.ly/qIFhvv
- Washington DC cop accused of shooting woman’s dog after pointing gun at them then refusing to give badge number  wj.la/qtEEBN
- Jackson Co MO lawsuit by woman raped by deputy at age 15 alleges dept failed to stop pattern of sexual misconduct  bit.ly/p1623Q
- Texas Police Chief organization hacks by Anonymous reveal racist & homophobic emails by police chiefs  gizmo.do/mYin7p
- Anniston AL police accused of pattern of racism by cop saying he got fed up & resigned, FBI probe requested  bit.ly/pby3tF
- New York NY police sued by cop alleging he was demoted for reporting supervisor for racist language & using quotas  nydn.us/pdlDzp
- King NC cop subject of state investigation but officials refuse to say why after secret city council meeting  bit.ly/n6rfit
- Sandusky OH cop on leave while subject of unspecified investigation into actions during dispute between biker clubs  bit.ly/o18UAv
- North Providence RI police chief arested for larceny on allegations he stole $720 from motorist’s purse after chase  bit.ly/pXyIxN
- Manistee MI cop subject of warrant for allegedly stealing money from someone’s wallet & embezzling money from dept  bit.ly/pkzLG6
- Winnipeg MB police sued by transgendered woman claiming cops mocked her during mistaken ID arrest  bit.ly/pGrdMO
- US Border Patrol sued by agent claiming he was retaliated against for reporting illegal search of car by supervisors  bit.ly/qkwwQ2
- Youngstown OH cop disciplined for trying to disable suspect by shooting at his foot instead of shooting to kill  bit.ly/pOT2Ht
- Morton VA police sgt pleads guilty to domestic battery, sentenced to fine & forbidden to have firearm, ending career  bit.ly/qF9kJ8
- Mason City IA cop blaming sex harassment & retaliation for her firing now says 2 cops implicated in abduction case  bit.ly/oUt3rJ
- Williamson Co IL deputy arrested of allegedly taking pot from task force seizures and giving it to others to sell  bit.ly/mVB6k2
- Mesa AZ cop & wife plead guilty to solicitation to commit mortgage fraud by lying to get loan modification  bit.ly/mVS0NK
- Daytona Beach FL cop arrested on felony false statement & misuse of personal info for renewing tags under ex’s name  thesent.nl/ohRAJN
- Ft Lauderdale FL cop on leave while investigated for perjuring himself after report & testimony contradicted by GPS  bit.ly/psktap
- St Louis Co MO police say no policy against cops drinking & driving patrol cars after man films cop doing just that  bit.ly/owXfx1
- Jacksonville FL cop charged w/DUI after investigation into head-on crash between his cruiser and another car  bit.ly/nNaTBW
- Snohomish Co Regional Drug & Gang Task Force leader suspended 6 days after convicted on DUI charge in Arizona  bit.ly/nfnkLK
- Cliffside Park NJ cop suspended after arrested on shoplifting charge in unspecified incident, makes $107k/yr  bit.ly/pngYNb
Lexington Flag Rally
I love Lexington, Virginia and pastored a beautiful church for several years serving Lexington and Buena Vista, and visited the VMI campus very often. The members of this church cut their own timber, milled the wood, built the church, did their own stained glass windows and parsonage and did a beautiful wood carving on the parsonage door. I have baptized families here, performed their marriages, dedicated their babies and performed their funerals.
In 1951 I met with three men who fought under the Confederate battle flags and was raised on stories about the war told to me by my family members who survived the war. They did not all survive. Several will killed as unarmed civilians simply because they were civilians living in the South.
(We often ignore the Official Records of the U.S. Department of War that states that 80% of the U.S. war effort against the CSA was directed against civilians in order to demoralize Southern men so that they would stop resisting the invasion.)
I have taught in Virginia communities and universities for 43 years defending western civilization against incipient cultural Marxists and Marxism that have been working to undermine our classical civilization for over 400 years.
We are here today to defend civil and constitutional rights of Virginians as understood and established in the western world which we call civilization.
In 1948 British barrister and writer Sir Patrick Hastings wrote a summary of World Wars I & II: he wrote, “War is the creation of individuals not of nations.” This is so important to remember especially as we consider the consequences of Abraham Lincoln's War to Prevent Southern Independence.
We are here to defend the the noble symbols and flags that represent the fight against an intrusive and violent invasion of our Virginia State by an out of control central government by the most noble men of honour during the 1860's.
We are here to fight bigotry and the anti-Southern racism and demagoguery imposed by the Marxist media in Virginia's airways.
Thomas Hobbes, who developed some of the fundamentals of European liberal social and political thought (not to be confused with American liberalism today by the extreme left), writing in the 16th century on the nature of strongly centralized governments that we generally called “empires” wrote on how empires grow their political authority and powers through playing one group in a state against another group or culture in the State.
The purpose of scheme was to convince people that the government must assume more power and authority to protect them from the evils of the past and those who posed a possible threat to them. The state constructed these straw men to socially engineer and manipulate people to further enhance their power and control over a country.
Hobbes also observed that meaningful dissent was not be permitted or tolerated. The Christians and their influence in the Roman empire had to be NULLIFIED and DELEGITIMIZED and INVALIDATED. Distinctive cultural and religious groups must be snuffed out and not permitted to have a place at the tables of public dialogue and discourse.
Hobbes called this process of invalidation “squashing the worms of the empire.”
Today this same censureship is happening right here in Virginia where the important and classical concepts of freedom and liberty were first formulated on the North American continent. Most of the first presidents and supreme court justices were from Virginia. The descendants of these honourable Founders defended the freedoms and the liberties cherished by their families in the Confederate military.
There are millions like me in the united States who remember who we are. Aside from our commitment to God and our families we still consider ourselves State citizens. As I have traveled the world and spoken in many foreign nations to college and church groups I am introduced as a “Virginian.” Some of those who lecture with me are North Carolinians, Georgians, Texans, Floridians, and so on. These flags which some leaders of Lexington now wish to no longer fly during the period we CELEBRATE Lee-Jackson Day are honoured flags of Virginia and our families.
These Confederate flags represent a noble period of Virginia's history sanctified by the blood of faithful freedom loving Virginia Statesmen, and our relatives. These flags also represent us personally in our love for “government by the consent of the governed” during a time when our central government in D.C. did not forcibly rule over our State and our families. These flags represent US and we are the ones who get to define what these flags mean.
We do remember who we are and why our families risked everything to preserve the Constitution of the United States while folks in New England were burning copies of the U.S. Constitution in their streets.
My grandfather, uncles and cousins walked home from Appomattox to Norfolk, Richmond, Lexington, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Roanoke and other smaller towns.
Those of us in the Sons of Confederate Veterans learn and honour an accurate history of our Virginia and the Confederate States of America and we seek to preserve our ancestors and U.S. Founders view of the U.S. Constitution which we consider a righteous heritage.
Heritage is what you take from the past into your life as your own. We consider these flags with their Southern St. Andrews Christian Crosses a political and spiritual symbol representing a war we call “The Last Stand of Christendom on this hemisphere. Subsequent to this war the Confederate Battle Flag of Bishop-General Leonidas Polk became the universal symbol of the Christian churches.
Take a quick look at South Africa where consideration was granted to the non-white majority as the population changed they:
first targeted the destruction of their national symbols
changed the names of roads and bridges,
changed the names of schools
changed the names of cities
changed the pictures on their currency to avoid the pictures of old heroes now considered white racists and slave owners
NOW, their inner cities are falling into disrepair
their history is being rewritten
roads and building falling into disrepair
invasions of private land and property are tolerated
the owners of this property are being killed
only 9% of murderers are put in jail
legal authorities are being bribed and it is OK
criminals are voted into office
Your tax dollars will go to those who don’t earn and don’t pay
organizations that used to have access to state funds such as old age homes, the arts, and veteran’s services, are simply abandoned
Once you lose social, cultural, religious and political dominance, there is no getting it back again.
You see, it is not our flags that the egalitarians and socialists of modernity hate and we know that. It is us they hate because of our Christianity and our dedication still to the U.S. Founders view of the U.S. Constitution. We consider the prohibition of these flags as a hate crime against us. Sowing the winds of hatred against traditional thinking Southerners will in time reap the whirlwinds of a fragmented State.
Lee-Jackson Day is a time honoured State Holiday. It is treasonous to prevent us from flying the symbols under which these men of excellent character offered their lives for our freedoms and our liberty. This holiday is our memorial service to their memory which is a form of religious service.
I invite the city representatives to not participate in this still new politics of hate and fear and permit us to continue to fly our flags in the city as we have done for so many years. The lack of the free expression of diversity by the Lexington City Council is exemplary of totalitarian states. Diversity is limited by the intolerance of our leaders. Freedom is tough and often sloppy offending the weak of mind and heart.
Freedom is more defined, not by what it advocates, but more by what it tolerates. The Lexington City Council has an opportunity to step forward and put freedom into practice. Blocking our diversity is NOT the city's right, nor is it a moral right. Practicing our diversity is our moral right and it is representative of the best values contained in the American View of Freedom and Liberty. Our freedom is being held hostage to the New World Order. A responsible people would not and will not permit this.
The greatest threat to American hegemony with its all consuming militant fascism is still the U.S. Founder's view of the U.S. Constitution which was so vigorously defended by the Southern people during Lincoln's War to Prevent Southern Independence.
The South was and is a classical civilization and culture still capable of understanding the Founder's view, because of their classicist western culture with its deeply spiritual orthodox Biblical view of the nature of human government and culture. These views remain a hated enigma to secularist humanists and their egalitarian political ideology that thrives in democracies.
They do not fear violence from Southerner's so much as the universal appeal of Southern political views when given a chance in the political arena. This is why Marxist propagandists use U.S. slavery and American/yankee Nativism (racism) as a smoke screen diversion when discussing Lincoln's war.
This is why there is no real objective discussion on race and racism. Whites must be automatically considered racist in order to use guilt manipulation to establish a communist world view. The goal of totalitarian socialism is not socialism, but it serves as a “softer” route to communism.
The constitutional issues of freedom and liberty must not be permitted at the table of public dialogue and discussion where the Founder's views would be presented by Southern voices. This is why the FBI/NSA/CIA have heavily invested in infiltrating SCV State organizations and camps and other Southern heritage and political movements and societies from the very time the SCV was formed over 100 years ago.
No, it is not our Confederate Battle Flags that they fear or the discovery of their false flag attacks on our Southern symbols and political leaders that they fear, but they do fear a rebirth of the Founder's view of constitution government with its threatening freedom and liberty that limits, controls and holds government and its servants fully accountable.
U.S. egalitarians fear the moral foundations of orthodox Christians that cannot be so easily manipulated by the political whims and everchanging winds of social engineering with its consequential social disorder that so marks socialist societies. No, it is not our flags they fear, it is Christians they fear. They fear us. ***************
We must be MARGINALIZED, we must be DELEGITIMIZED, we must be INVALIDATED and seen as IRRELEVANT to the rising new social order, the new world order. The heart of the South beats faintly, it is not well, but it is still alive and it is gaining new support and enthusiasm. Well, we will not go away, we will not change and we will NOT SO SILENTLY INTO THE NIGHT.
Timothy D. Manning, M.Div
160 Longbridge Drive
Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
Phone: (336) 420-5355
WHY THE USA FEARS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WAVING SOUTH
The most dangerous Muslims in America may be black converts to Islam, according to a shocking new poll by the Pew Research Center.
African-American Muslims tend to hold the most violent views among U.S. Muslims surveyed by Pew in a poll released this week.
Fully 28 percent of U.S.-born black Muslim respondents said "suicide bombings and other violence against civilians" can be justified sometimes or at least in rare cases. That compares with 9 percent of foreign-born Muslims who hold the same view.
Pew also found that 11 percent of black Muslims living in the U.S. have a favorable opinion of al-Qaida – more than double the share of U.S. Muslims overall who hold that view. Another 21 percent of black Muslims hold only mildly unfavorable views of the terrorist organization responsible for attacking America 10 years ago; while 56 percent of that segment of the Muslim population hold very unfavorable views.
The survey results are troubling, because U.S. officials say al-Qaida in recent years has stepped up its efforts to recruit African-Americans to target the homeland for terrorist attacks. English-speaking blacks do not fit the prevailing Middle Eastern terrorist profile, officials say, and al-Qaida recruiters believe they have a better chance of slipping through security checkpoints.
A growing number of black converts have been radicalized in prison or by jihadist websites, officials say.
As former head of the New York State prisons' Muslim chaplains program, Warith Deen Umar preached that Muslims should "be prepared to fight, be prepared to die, be prepared to kill." The black convert to Islam also called the 9/11 hijackers martyrs and heroes.
Umar reportedly inspired at least two of the four Muslim men who recently plotted to bomb a New York synagogue and fire missiles at U.S. military aircraft. The pair converted to Islam while in prison. After their release, they met each other in a mosque tied to Umar. All four men were convicted last year on charges related to the terror plot.
Fake eggs are still going strong in China, despite the hilarity of it all to people outside of the Mainland PRC. In the few English-language sites that have picked up on this story, the whole idea seems absurd. The major theme across the English-language sites is Hoax! mostly due to the small profit margin to be made and perhaps just the sheer comedy of making fake eggs for a living.
Danwei.org published a small report in 2004 and several blogs reported on fake eggs such as The Raw Feed and Chinaview (in 2007 and 2006), but a look at the stories from Chinese language sources (below) show that the problem is still there, if not bigger than before. Additionally, most of these “ads” and reports are dated 2009.
I wish I could laugh along with you, but unfortunately I love eggs and live in China.
The profit margin for fake eggs, estimated at USD$70 per day, is more than enough for the common Chinese to engage in the business and there’s nothing China’s poor won’t do to get ahead. The list of faulty (or deadly) products coming out of China is long and will continue to lengthen for some time to come. It’s simply a matter of economy and history.
Knowing this, I have decided to give up eggs for a while.
A cursory search of Chinese language news sites brought up more than 8,000 hits for “man-made eggs” including numerous news reports, instructional videos and most galling of all, dozens of ads for training manuals for interested entrepreneurs.