Saturday, March 17, 2012

Just Undo It, Please.

Via Blue's Blog

21st Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival Donkey

Doesn't look happy, probably needs a few brews.:)

Official List Of Words Feds Monitor On Social Networking Sites

Via California Tree of Liberty

If you are inclined to, copy and paste the naughty words below into your e-mail, then send it to everyone in your e-mail list and have them pass it on to every one in their e-mail list and so on. If you have a Facebook page, post it on Facebook and get your friends to do the same:

Terrorism Al Qaeda (all spellings) Terror Attack Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weapon Target Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Abu Sayyaf Hamas FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami Earthquake Tremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded/Stuck Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System Cyber security Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of service) Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit Phreaking Cain and abel Brute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media

Lead, Follow, or get the Hell out of the way...

Stole my favorite phrase.......:)

Look across the blogs in what I consider to be "our" Community. By "our" I mean men and women who find they have a LOT in common with the original three percent of Americans (at any one time) who took the field and fought, killed and died in the pursuit of Liberty in RevWarI.

III. That's the label I most associate with myself when I must try to define myself to people in political discussions. I am a small 'r' republican, yes. But even that doesn't say it all, or as neatly as does 'III'.

You see, in my mind, a republican will spend more time trying to reason and coerce and convince people to leave him alone.

A III Patriot will try. We'll even, usually, walk away. Hell, most of us have been trying to find a place to be left alone our entire lives. But we'll swing more quickly than any republican I have ever known. And we'll swing faster than any Republican, Democrat, and even Anarchistic Zero-Gov folk I have ever known. And, well, the Non-Aggression people - I respect your intent, folks. I swear I do. But your enemies do not.

III says: Leave me be, or else.

And we mean it.

Most of us mean it, anyway.

Talk is cheap.

Consider for a few moments the actions that have been taken in the last 18 months or so in our little III Community:

Texas Sues Obama Administration in Abortion Dispute

The Texas attorney general on Friday sued the Obama administration to challenge its decision to shut down a women's health program over a dispute centered on the state's withholding of funds to clinics that provide abortions.

Cindy Mann, the director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said on Thursday the federal government had no choice but to discontinue the program because Texas' denial of funds for abortion restricts the freedom of choice of health providers and is not permitted under federal law.

With the decision, Texas became the first state to have its Medicaid Family Planning Demonstration Program canceled by the federal government. The program provides basic medical services, including breast and cervical cancer screening, and birth control, for 130,000 of the state's poorest women.

The filing of the lawsuit comes as both Republican officials in Texas and the Obama administration have expressed regret that poor women in the state who depend on the health services could be hurt by the escalating political fight.

"This is about life and the rule of law, which Texas respects and the Obama administration does not," Texas Governor Rick Perry, a former Republican presidential candidate, said in a statement on Friday.

More @ NewsMax

Three 'race realist' blogs shut down this week

I checked them all. Just can't let the truth see the light of day, now can we.........?

Sarah Maid of Albion

I have just received the following message from Laager

Mike Smith's Political Commentary has been wiped by Blogger

This is the third race realist - tell the truth blog that I am aware of that has been shut down this week

The others are;

Jan Lamprecht's - African Crisis
Dan Roodt's - Section of Praag
Mike Smith - Mike Smith's Political Commentary

In one of the early James Bond novels I recall the following conversation between the villain and Bond.
The villain said (paraphrase)
"Mr Bond, I live by the following rule when meeting uninvited strangers who enter my life.
Once - it is chance
Twice - it is coincidence
Three times - it is enemy action"

It looks like this is enemy action
Take care

Carolyn Wonderland Performs 'Ain't Nobody's Fault But Mine'

Via Walter Zoomie's comment

Ron Paul Draws Massive Crowd Of 5000 In Illinois

Campaign forced to move event to arena as thousands turn up; rivals draw crowds of less than 100

GOP presidential contender Ron Paul continues to draw massive crowds as he campaigns across the country. Yesterday saw almost five thousand people turn out in Illinois to see the Congressman, while his rivals can only draw crowds in and below the hundreds.

Paul’s supporters will once again be asking serious questions as to where his rivals are getting their votes from, as another raucous mass of humanity provided the Congressman with a rock star welcome.

The original venue of Foellinger Auditorium, around a 1500 capacity building at The University of Illinois, had to be switched to George Huff Hall, a gymnastics and volleyball arena, following a deluge of early RSVPs.

As he introduced Paul, Illinois Republican Rep. Tim Johnson told the crowd that they were part of the single biggest turnout of Paul’s 2012 campaign to date.

More @ Info Wars

Making 9 Million Jobless "Vanish": How The Government Manipulates Unemployment Statistics


When we look at broad measures of jobs and population, then the beginning of 2012 was one of the worst months in US history, with a total of 2.3 million people losing jobs or leaving the workforce in a single month. Yet, the official unemployment rate showed a decline from 8.5% to 8.3% in January - and was such cheering news that it set off a stock rally.

How can there be such a stark contrast between the cheerful surface and an underlying reality that is getting worse?

The true unemployment picture is hidden by essentially splitting jobless Americans up and putting them inside one of three different "boxes": the official unemployment box, the full unemployment box, and the most obscure box, the workforce participation rate box.

R.L. Burnside R.I.P.


An era in American music ended when legendary blues guitarist R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005. A fixture on the Mississippi Delta blues scene for decades, Burnside and his gritty, growling musical style was a living link to the black musicians who originated the Delta blues back in the 1920s and from whom he first learned how to play. In the early 1990s Burnside gained fame when he was "discovered" by new generation of blues aficionados and rock and rollers.

Beginning at Mississippi

Robert Lee Burnside was born November 23, 1926 in Oxford, Lafayette County, MS, in the hill country above the Delta. Burnside spent much of his life in the northern section of the state and made his home in Holly Springs. A triangular basin between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, the Delta was long an impoverished, rural place, with an economy dominated by an unfair system in which whites owned the land and black sharecroppers worked it for meager wages.

The blues was a musical style that emerged as a key element of African-American culture in the twentieth century, and was born in the 1920s out of the Delta's pervasive injustice and racism. "Working for the man, you couldn't say nothing but you could sing about it, ya know," Burnside told Ed Mabe in a 1999 interview that was published on the Web site Perfect Sound Forever, when asked about the starting point of the blues. "Couldn't tell him what he done wrong."

Burnside was himself a sharecropper in his earliest working years, and did not begin playing the guitar until the age of 16. He came under the influence of a neighbor, "Mississippi Fred" McDowell, who was one of the pioneers of the blues genre. He learned a lot from him, and the highly rhythmic style that Burnside plays is evident in McDowell's recordings as well.

R.L. Burnside



You See Me Laughin' (1 of 4) 2002

You See Me Laughin' (2 of 4) 2002

You see me laughin part (3 of 4) 2002

You see me laughin part (4 of 4) 2002

Party Loyalty Above Constitution and Country

Instead of calling Congress together to peacefully solve the Constitutional crisis of 1861, Lincoln called upon military advisors. It is clear that had there been no invasion of the South, the North would have continued with its own particular Union; the South would have prospered in its own Union as did the original 13 States after secession from England; and a million lives would have been saved. With peaceful and Constitutional alternatives before him, Lincoln needlessly plunged the country into a war that destroyed the Founders’ Union.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Party Loyalty Above Constitution and Country:

“Faced with [Major Robert] Anderson’s report of February 28, Lincoln consulted his military advisors. General [Winfield] Scott and Chief Engineer [General Joseph] Totten agreed that evacuation [of Fort Sumter] seemed inevitable. Scott went so far as to submit a draft of an evacuation order.

The problem however, was not simply, or even primarily, military. Much more important were the political aspects of reinforcement. The Republican party was already showing signs of disintegration into its heterogeneous elements. An aggressive element in the party insisted on reinforcement which a party of conciliation opposed. The success of the administration and the future of the party were deeply involved.

More important still was the question of the effect of reinforcement or evacuation on the fate of the Union. Evacuation might consolidate the “rebellion” and bring foreign recognition to the Confederacy. Reinforcement might alienate the moderate [Southern Unionist] group, lead to secession of the border States, begin a bloody war which the administration could be blamed for initiating, and permanently disrupt the [Republican] party and the Union.

It was on this political problem that Lincoln asked the advice of his cabinet March 15. The almost unanimous agreement that reinforcement was politically unwise seems to have brought a decision to evacuate, and justified [Secretary of State William] Seward, at this stage, in his assurances to the Confederate commissioners.

Lincoln was, however, loathe to issue the evacuation order. Evacuation as the lesser of two evils was still an evil. The President therefore delayed the order. For a little longer at least he could let matters drift while he sought a way out of his dilemma.

How long Lincoln drifted cannot be determined. He may have been still fumbling for a solution when he sent G.V. Fox and Ward H. Lamon to Charleston at almost the same time on apparently contradictory errands. Fox was seeking information in support of his plan of reinforcement. Lamon, a few days later, claimed to be an advance agent of evacuation. Both were allowed to visit the fort with the understanding that their missions were pacific.

It is hard to reconcile the visits of Fox and Lamon. Perhaps Lincoln was still drifting. Perhaps, as Professor [Charles William] Ramsdell suggests, he had already conceived a plan by which the [Republican] party and Union might be saved through a war the responsibility for which might be thrown upon the South.”

(South Carolina Goes to War, Charles Edward Cauthen, University of South Carolina Press, 1950, 1860-1865, pp. 125-126)

John Phillip Sousa - I Wish I Was in the Land of Cotton

The grim life of a galley slave

In 1690 the standard price for a slave was 1,500 reales - a slave capable of rowing for hours, days or even weeks in the open air. But despite his 22 years, Maraut, "son of Yusuf, dark, with small mouth and thick lips, wart on his head by the ear, stain on right ear, sign of injury on the same hand," was sold for just 400 reales on account that he was "useless."

Being unfit and useless for combat must have helped the distinguished Cervantes avoid a similar fate to Maraut after he was captured on his way back to Spain after surviving a great many skirmishes and the greatest naval conflict between galleys in history: the Battle of Lepanto (1571).

Cervantes' adventures - five years held captive in Argel - do not figure in the 25 Galleys Books preserved by the Spanish navy because they cover a later period (1624-1748), featuring slaves, prisoners and enlisted soldiers and sailors. The restoration of these gigantic volumes will provide valuable information for the historians of today: written using the circumlocutions of the time, they reveal biographies of common people at the service of royalty.

"When the king needed rowers he provided incentives for [the courts to give out] galley sentences," says Carmen Téres, technical director of the navy archives.

For having deflowered María Rosa Borrell" in 1727, Josep Almarall got four years at the oars

Maraut was one of the king's thousands of slaves - the brute force that propelled several almost flat boats, ideal for coastal skirmishes, around the Mediterranean. We do not know if leaving the galley bettered Maraut's life, but it is difficult to imagine conditions worse than those on board. A shackle kept him tied to his seat, where he ate, slept and went to the bathroom. He was barefoot and his head was shaved to prevent the accumulation of lice and to make identifying him easier in case he escaped. Nothing more lay ahead for a slave than the sea, battles with the boats of their (probably) Turkish or Berber compatriots, and the very real option of ending up at the bottom of the Mediterranean, trapped in their rocking prison.

More @ El Pais

Seven Fulton County Commissioners charged with Criminal Acts in Atlanta, Georgia

Last August 2011, William M. Windsor gave an impassioned presentation to the Fulton County Georgia Board of Commissioners.

The presentation made quite an impact on the audience seated behind me, but there was no response at all from the seven Fulton County Commissioners that I addressed.

I have now notified each of the Fulton County Commissioners that I am charging them with criminal violations....

After I was threatened with arrest as employees of the Fulton County District Attorney and Fulton County Sheriff committed jury tampering and obstruction of justice, I stopped to think who is the boss of the DA and Sheriff. Fulton County is run by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and they are where the buck stops. I immediately made plans to attend their next Coimmission Meeting and speak.

I emailed each Commissioner in advance with evidence of corruption by their employees and the federal judges. No response.

When I was called, I got straight to the point:

Six years ago, I was sued here by some people from New York. The entire lawsuit was completely made up. I obtained deposition testimony from the Yankees in which they admitted everything in the lawsuit was false. Judge Orinda D. Evans ignored the undeniable evidence and said I lost. I have been fighting this for six years, and it has cost me over $1.5 million.

As a result of this, I’ve discovered that the federal court system in Atlanta is a corrupt operation in which the judges commit crimes on a regular basis. I set out to document the corruption. I have massive proof. I have an envelope for each of you with a CD containing evidence.

I want each of you to be aware of the crimes because this forces you to report this to law enforcement – felony if you don’t (18 U.S.C. 4).

The federal judges are doing everything they can to stop me to avoid indictment, conviction, imprisonment, disgrace, and impeachment. A federal prisoner has reported that he was approached with a deal to get out of prison if he killed me. So, this may be a matter of life or death for me.

The Man Who Broke Atlantic City

Via The Feral Irishman

Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how he did it.

Bob Barr's Liberty Guard sues TSA

A group led by long-time Transportation Security Administration critic former Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) is suing the TSA for allegedly violating the Freedom of Information Act.

Barr's Liberty Guard group alleges that the TSA refused to comply with FOIA requests from the organization in November 2010, when the group was encouraging airline passengers to opt out of body scanners used by TSA .

Critics have contend that the TSA scanners invade passengers privacy, and Barr said the lawsuit from Liberty Guard, which considers itself nonpartisan, would be good for all Americans.

"This lawsuit will help empower all those who travel by commercial air carrier, to be protected against arbitrary and privacy-invasive techniques employed by the federal government that are of questionable constitutional validity," Barr, who served in Congress from 1995 to 2003, said in a news release.

More @ The Hill

Tan Son Nhut & Bien Hoa were the two busiest airports in the world

Some Tet '68 results near the end.

Via Billy

A Small, Small World!

Freeloading welfare queens

- “I’m here trying to get some Obama bucks. That‘s what I’m doing, trying to get some Obama money.”

- “I want a check.”

- “Tell me why you like Obama.” — “Because he gives me stuff.”

- “Who you going to vote for?” — “Obama.” — “Why?” — “Because he’s black.”

- “When was the last time you actually worked?” — “About half a decade”

- “You’re a perfectly healthy young man, why aren’t you working right now?” — “My background. Once you go to jail it’s hard to get a job.”

- “Why should my tax dollars be going to you?” — “My ancestors came here to help build this place — my ancestors, slaves.”

- “Do you really want to work, or do you just want to get a free check?” — “I just want to get a free check.”

More @ The Blaze

House Budget Trailer: America Deserves A Better Path

What Happens if Someone Nukes D.C.?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Washington, DC, suffered a nuclear attack? Apparently, some of DC’s higher-ups were wondering the same thing and, like everything else they’re curious about, they decided to conduct a study.

Turns out, 10-kiloton nuke would be very, very bad for D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland (shocker, I know).

“The study—‘National Capital Region: Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism’—simulates and prognosticates a nuclear strike at 16th and K Streets, the heart of downtown DC and only a couple blocks from the White House. The kind of spot a terrorist would want to plant a bomb,” Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle writes.

However, as easy as it is to snicker at the study’s findings (What? D.C. would be destroyed? You don’t say!), the report also “paints a horrifying, incredibly detailed radioactive portrait” of what would most likely happen should someone detonate the nation’s capitol.

“Unlike the Cold War-era bombs of yore, which were designed to erase entire capitals, a ‘smaller’ bomb like the one in question here would, hypothetically, leave survivors. What happens to us?” Biddle asks.

First, as the 2011 study shows, there would be “Three Layers of Destruction”:

More @ The Blaze

When Elites Depart

One of the benefits of having a son that is a scholar of ancient warfare, from Alexander the Great to the Byzantine Empire to the Mongols, is that we can have wide ranging discussions on very deep topics. Of perennial interest to us: why do complex societies/civilizations collapse?

One of interesting working theories we have is that while complex societies can be in decay for a long period of time, they only collapse when its favored elites abandon it/betray it.

Here's an example from Roman history written by Joseph Tainter:

The Collapse of The [Western] Roman Empire

One outcome of diminishing returns to complexity is illustrated by the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

Starting Next Month, the U.S. Will Have the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World

Via Cousin Bill

On April 1, Japan will cut its corporate tax rate to 36.8 percent from 39.5 percent.

You know what that means, right?

It means the United States will officially have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, with average combined federal and state profit levies of 39.2 percent.

“Yes, that’s higher than Sweden,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “Higher than Russia. And China, Mexico, Denmark and even France. Doesn’t it make you want to break out in a chant: U-S-A, U-S-A?”

More @ The Blaze