Monday, November 11, 2013

Forgetting Martin Luther King and His Legacy

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He started out on the Oceanside Pier.


Annapolis Council To Consider Stripping Republican Mayor-Elect’s Power

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Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power.

Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor.

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Obamacare originator

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Game of drones

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Game of drones

“New product lets sportsmen know when drones are near,” a recent Outdoor Hub headline proclaimed. “Technology firm DroneShield has created a device that is capable of detecting nearby unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.”

Why would you need to know? :)

‘Diversity Consultant’ Says White Paper May Make Students Racist

Via Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

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 From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.

But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.

Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.

Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.

Goodies fom Ol' Remus

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In the Fields
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Stepan Kolesnikov (1879-1955) studied at the Odessa Art School and was accepted at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in 1903. After the Russian revolution he moved from Ukraine to Yugoslavia and exhibited throughout Europe.
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It's a stain on our honor that turnout for national elections isn't where it rightfully belongs—zero.


Ol' Remus voted in local elections earlier this month. By local he means offices in the township, a place with fewer residents than the apartment building he lived in in Philadelphia. It's a rather large geographical area with a tiny, unincorporated hamlet embedded in it. "The Burg", as it's known, is an attractive, relatively prosperous place with an occasional new business or expansion of an existing business, but calm down, there's no danger of runaway growth. We're talking low-voltage stuff here. The town budget is of the same order as a stand-alone McDonald's franchise in bleakest Saskatchewan. The tallest building in the burg was four stories high, which burned down a hundred years ago. Until the gas station was built, the basement was covered over and used as an informal "downtown" shooting range. The gas station was then converted to various other businesses, which burned down this year. Now it's a parking lot with space for well over a dozen vehicles. Such was our lunge for the cosmopolitan. 

Candidates in our local elections run mostly uncontested, or the same nominee appears on two or three ballot lines and so comes to the same thing. The politics part is run on an "everybody knows" basis, and yes, everybody does know. The real action takes place before the ballots are printed. Some say (oops) whoever draws the short straw is the nominee, and better luck next time. Other than a council seat or two, voting endorses a fait accompli. Being largely a matter of expressing consent, and a social event, turnout is heavy. Nearly complete. People notice the absentees. Elected officials are convincingly disguised as farmers and tradesmen and hourly workers during daylight hours. But roads get fixed, hydrants get flushed, mandatory standards are met, bills paid, audits passed. What needs doing gets done without a whiff of drama. It works. 

What doesn't work is voting in national elections. If voting worked it would have worked by now. Whenever voting even looks like it will work it's savaged as if it were terrorist activity. Nope, sorry, national elections are a pump-and-dump fraud, voting confirms the payer so the checks can be cut.
There's only one legitimate schematic for national government and that is the Constitution. Vote all we want, when the plumbing of power is fraudulent there's no way to safely exercise our liberties. Until constitutional governance is restored the people are no more free than those of any other third-world peasantry living in any other strongman's pest-hole. Until constitutional governance is restored, everybody who participates is participating in a criminal enterprise; office holders, permanent government and voters alike.

So, here we are again. Or still. There's no picking up this turd by the clean end. We vote and vote and vote, yet totalitarian slugs can and do suspend constitutional guarantees due to the emergency du jour or to satisfy their current recipe for kozmik justice. And instead of having to get out of Dodge for their own protection, it sticks. Short version: they do these things because they can, and they can because we consent, and we consent because we vote. 

This stuff will stop only with a repeat of the transformation that rocked the world in 1789—the first day of constitutional government. Voting hasn't worked for a very long time and it doesn't work now. Unless the serial treachery of the last hundred-plus years is undone, it isn't going to work in the future. Stop collaborating. Resist. Not voting is an act of resistance, one among many, and resistance works. Collaborating doesn't. Change begins with resistance. Not change we can believe in, that's exactly backwards, rather change they can believe in, the kind of change that makes toxic twits run from office rather than for it, the kind of change that puckers sphincters and focuses minds—serious change. 

The fact is clear and obvious, all national and most state elections are bogus. The corruption has congealed and hardened in place, there is no viable way to significantly influence governance at those levels much less change it. Their elections are their elections, not ours. Nothing of consequence can be changed this way. Elections are a roadblock, not a road. Congressional districting and other election rigging ensures fewer seats are actually contested than were in the Politburo of their late and lamented USSR. Their federal judges routinely set aside state referendums that offend their personal sensibilities, one more avenue of redress criminally denied. Nobody should expect criminals to change their ways when they can prevent having to do it. It's their ball, their ballpark, their rules, their umpires, and they bat last. 

Rebuilding the republic has to begin at lower levels, down where we actually live. It has to be an economic and political insurgency, an "insurgency" only because DC sees it that way. Discount anybody in national politics. Anybody. They can't possibly help. The better ones are merely imperfectly dissolved bits of the toxic soup. Some are admirable, sure, but that's all they are. Those few that don't roll over get used in other ways. Forget them. Resistance is the way and non-participation is resistance. Non-participation withholds any suggestion of consent. It denies them the appearance of legitimacy, the one thing they can't do without. The patriot's hand should shake with shame when signing the voting register. It's a stain on our honor that turnout for national elections isn't where it rightfully belongs—zero.

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 Survivalists don’t care overly much about toasting Pop Tarts after the collapse. They are just glad to have a can of cold beans while savage bands of lice ridden rat fur wearing chunk of concrete rebar armed fools fight over the last haunch of Wall Street lawyer. Survivalists are Mad Max. Preppers are middle class concrete fallout shelter dwellers. Survivalists are Rednecks whereas Preppers are Yuppies.
James Dakin at jamesdakin.blogspot.com

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Obama's non-apology apology - I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me.
Pres. Obama, to Chuck Todd at nbcnews.com
The president apologized for lying to you. That's what they said. But he didn't really do that, folks. He didn't take any responsibility for his actions. All he said was that he's sorry you misunderstood him. He's sorry that your misunderstanding has made you unhappy. He did not apologize, nor is he sorry for lying to you.
Rush Limbaugh at rushlimbaugh.com
At a minimum a sincere apology begins with an acknowledgment on the part of the offender that he has done something wrong and that he is sorry for it... another central feature of a true apology is not only to acknowledge the wrongdoing and then sincerely apologize for engaging in it but to go further to accept full responsibility for the wrongdoing. He said he was sorry that "people found themselves" in the current mess... The final essential ingredient of a sincere apology is an expressed willingness to make it right, to correct the wrongdoing, to make good on the promises one has made. Did Obama express such a willingness?
Anthony Martin at examiner.com
People aren't "finding themselves" in "this situation"—the situation of having insurance plans they liked cancelled—because of Obama's "assurances." They are finding themselves in that situation because of legislation that his party crafted, rules his administration drafted, and a bill that he promoted vigorously and then signed into law.
Peter Suderman at reason.com
This is what betrayal looks like. Here you have hardworking people who were repeatedly told not to worry, that their coverage would stay the same and, if anything, their costs would go down. Just the opposite is happening. Adding insult to injury, the White House—the president—isn't leveling with us. He's trying to cover his tracks, claiming he never really made these promises. No wonder a member of his own party called this a 'crisis of confidence'.
Rep Todd Young via Jake Miller at cbsnews.com

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Official Defense Department policy - "We the People" formed a government by the people and for the people. The people were white males with power.
Chief Petty Officer Donald E. Hunt, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, deomi.org

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Polish Nationals attack Russian Embassy during Independence Day March

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82 Year Old Isaac Tucker Tries To Help Stranded Motorists Only To Get "Stomped And Stabbed With A Screwdriver"


In Chicago, 82 year old Isaac Tucker was trying to be a good Samaritan and help a stranded passenger in need. But what he got instead was a brutal beating. And not just a beating. Isaac Tucker was attacked by the motorist, 28-year-old Sophia Body, and another unidentified woman, for allegedly bumping her with his car when he pulled over to help. And for this accidental tapping, he got attacked with a screwdriver. She simply said, "Yeah, I pulled his a-- out of the car and beat the f--- out of him." No apologies, no remorse.

Georgia Hunter Takes Albino Whitetail Deer

 

Halloween may have already passed, but one south Georgia deer hunter took a ghost of a deer yesterday.

Deer hunter Sam Hogan took this albino buck while hunting in Tift County. The Casper-looking deer was a young 4-point buck that weighed 140 pounds.  Wildlife Biologist Brent Howz of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Game Management told WALB.com what everybody already knows when he said that albino deer are exceptionally rare in that part of the country.

More @ Outdoor Life

Shock artist nails his genitals to Red Square cobblestone in protest

 Artist Pyotr Pavlensky sits on the pavestones of Red Square during a protest action in front of the Kremlin wall in central Moscow, November 10, 2013. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev)

A Russian artist stripped naked outside Lenin's Mausoleum and nailed his testicles to a Red Square cobblestone in front of horrified passersby. It was a "metaphor for apathy, political indifference and fatalism of modern Russian society," he explained.

The St. Petersburg-based artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, was taken to police after being treated in a hospital. He could spend up to 15 days in jail as a standard punishment for hooliganism.

"It's not a bureaucratic mess that deprives society of its ability to act, but fixation on our own defeats and losses that nails us to the Kremlin's pavement stronger and stronger, creating an army of apathetic idols out of people, patiently awaiting their fate," Pavlensky said about the meaning of his latest Red Square protest meant to mark the annual Police Day holiday celebrated in Russia on November 10. 

The artist was detained on charges of disorderly conduct which included "explicit contempt for society accompanied by swearing in public, insulting harassment of citizens, as well as humiliation."

More @ RT

Another Broken Promise: Obamacare Killing Health Care Competition

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By now, almost all Americans know that President Obama lied when he promised the American people, "If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period."

But that is not the only lie Obama told when he was selling Obamacare. He also often promised that Obamacare would create, "A marketplace so people have choice and competition who right now don’t have it."

In fact, just last month, Obama was still promising, "What we’ve done is essentially create a competition where there wasn’t competition before. We created these big group plans, and now insurers are really interested in getting your business. And so insurers have created new health care plans with more choices to be made available through these marketplaces."

But that just isn't true.

More @ Townhall

Thermopylae


Excellent article.

Note:
This article was originally written for publication in the Alamo Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Alamo Society, of which the author is a member.


"Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none."
-Thomas Jefferson Green



THE TYRANT APPROACHED, an overpowering army at his command. Before him, a freedom-loving but fractious and disunited people feared for their lives and their homes. Deliberately, a small band of resolute defenders prepared to fight the invaders and stop them at the frontier. They chose the best defensive spot they could and sent for help. But the help never arrived, and the few cannot defy the many forever. Even strong positions have their weak points, and despite heroic efforts, the gallant defenders were ultimately surrounded and destroyed to the last man. (Or almost.) But their example inspired their countrymen to continue resistance, despite setbacks, and in the end a stunning victory was won. The autocratic ruler returned to his faraway capital, his mighty army humbled, and liberty (by the definitions of the day) was guaranteed for the poor but valiant citizen-soldiers and their land.

Isn't this a stirring story to every reader of the Alamo Journal? Yet it describes not the Texas Revolution, but events from twenty-five centuries ago-at the Pass of Thermopylae, where 300 Spartans laid down their lives for Greece.

"Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat; the Alamo had none." How many Alamo enthusiasts around the world understand the meaning of this famous (if only half-true) epigram? Part of the reason why the appeal of the Alamo cuts across national boundaries is its universality. Most people can point to an "Alamo" in their own mythic or historic past. Images of valorous last stands appear again and again-sometimes these take the form of simple military disasters, such as the Little Bighorn, Isandhlwana, Teutoberg Forest, or the British retreat from Kabul in 1842. 

Others embody a nobler, self-sacrificial quality: Roland at Roncesvalles, the Swiss at St.-Jacob-en-Birs, the French Foreign Legion at Camerone, or even, in its own way, the story of the 47 Loyal Ronin from feudal Japan. The battle of Thermopylae presents a clear parallel to the saga of Travis and his Texians, a comparison that was obvious immediately to observers in 1836, who dubbed the Alamo "America's Thermopylae." It is not surprising that when Stephen Harrigan was immersing himself in research for The Gates of the Alamo, one of the books he consulted for some perspective on how to capture the feel of a struggle against all odds was Steven Pressfield's vivid (but woefully inferior) novel Gates of Fire, the most recent recasting of the Thermopylae legend. Those who have "crossed the line" of the Alamo Society will recognize many familiar elements in the tale told below.

The King with half the East at heel is marched from lands of morning;
Their fighters drink the rivers up, their shafts benight the air.
And he that stands will die for nought, and home there's no returning.
The Spartans on the sea-wet rock sat down and combed their hair.

-A.E. Housman, from "The Oracles"

At the beginning of the fifth century B.C., the Empire of the Medes and Persians welded together with blood and iron by Cyrus the Great scarcely two generations before was the most powerful state in the Mediterranean world.

More @ U Texas

Greasing the Skids for War

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 Eleanor Roosevelt and Madame Chiang 

Equally, if not more important than memorializing American war dead on Veterans Day, is the serious investigation of how and why American boys were sent to fight wars on foreign soil by representatives elected to serve them.    
Bernhard Thuersam 

Greasing the Skids for War

“The 1940 presidential campaign soon settled into a phony contest to see who could most reassure American fathers and mothers that their boys would not be sent off to fight a war.  [Republican presidential candidate Wendell] Wilkie kept calling FDR a warmonger and the public reaction finally got under the President’s skin. 

The late Robert Sherwood, a Roosevelt ghost writer, has written that on a trip through New England on October 30 FDR was flooded with telegrams “stating almost tearfully that if the President did not give his solemn promise to the mothers, he might as well start packing his belongings at the White House.”

For this reason, Sherwood explained, the President that night in a speech in Boston spoke those unforgettable lines: “I have said this before, but I shall say it again – and again – and again – your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign war.”  According to Sherwood, FDR rejected a suggestion by another speechwriter, Samuel Rosenman, that he add the phrase that was so important to him in the [Democratic] platform – “except in case of attack.”

The President’s campaign promises did not square with an impression I was getting from insiders.  In October, Vice President John Nance Garner called me into his room off the Senate floor.  He had just come from a Cabinet meeting.

“I’ll bet you a grand,” the Vice President [stated], “that we’re in the war by June first of next year.”  Garner paused, ruminating, then added: “[Secretary of State Cordell] Hull is more anxious to go to war with the Japs than the Chief is.”  I asked why.

“Because he thinks we’ve got to go to war with them sometime and we might as well do it now,” the Vice President said. 

“That’s a hell of a reason,” I said.  Garner agreed. Later, I mentioned Garner’s report on Hull’s attitude to Chairman Tom Connally of the Foreign Relations Committee and he grunted, “That’s right.”

The evidence that Hull wanted to go to war with Japan is overwhelming. Senator George W. Norris, the great liberal independent, knew it and once innocently assured me we would not lose any soldiers in a war with Japan.

Immediately after the election . . . Roosevelt [asked] Congress for authority to lend-lease all sorts of aid to the allies.  It would be a revolutionary law giving him tremendous dictatorial powers to further our intervention – something he would not dare broach before the election. 

When I arrived in Washington, DC, Senator Ed Johnson, a Colorado Democrat who shared my sentiments about the war, said he could not prevent its passage . . . . “The skids are greased and the Republicans and Democratic leaders are all for the bill,” Johnson said.  I told him I would fight it even if the only vote I mustered was my own.

“When you pass this bill, it means war,” I told my colleagues.  All the Democrats speaking for the Administration said the bill meant peace.

“If it is our war,” I said on January 2, 1941, “how can we justify lending them stuff and asking them to pay us back?”  If it is our war, we ought to have the courage to go over and fight it, but it is not our war.”

[Wheeler said on the radio:] “The lend-lease program is the New Deal’s triple-A foreign policy; it will plow under every fourth American boy.”

Joe Kennedy, a friend since the early 1920s, shared my concern about our avoiding the war. He once told me that he liked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain better than Winston Churchill because Chamberlain was interested in working out a peaceful solution. If this was so, I asked him, why did Britain let itself get involved in a war.  Kennedy said it was “pressure from the United States.”

(Yankee From the West, Burton K. Wheeler, Paul F. Healy, editor, Doubleday & Company, 1962, pp. 24-27)

Clerk who used gun to thwart armed robbery fired from job

 Clerk fired for using gun to stop armed robbery

The assistant manager of a convenience store who pulled a gun and shot at an armed robber Saturday has been fired.

Johnny Jarriel Jr. was the manager on duty last Saturday morning when an armed robber approached him the office of the Circle K store at 5785 West Stewart’s Mill Road. Store officials declined comment Thursday, but the separation notice given to Jarriel lists "Possession/Use of a weapon on company property" as the reason for his termination.


Jarriel said he has a state permit to carry a concealed weapon. He said that before he used the gun to shoot three times at a crazed gunman who was robbing the store, his manager knew he carried the gun at work and never said a word. Now that he had to use it to try to protect himself as well as another employee and two customers, he finds himself unemployed after more than three years on the job at Circle K.

"I don't want anyone saying I think I'm some kind of hero or something, but think about it," Jarriel said. "I had a glassy-eyed man talking crazy sneak up on me, pepper spray me and threaten to kill me and everyone in the store. All I did was try to save my life and the lives of the three other people who were in the store. He had already said he would kill me and I had no idea what he would do if we got out into the store. He had already shown he was willing to do anything."

Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Blocked by Appeals Court

 

A requirement of President Barack Obama’s health-care law that group insurance plans cover contraceptives was ordered blocked by a federal appeals court, the first ban on enforcement of the mandate.

Friday’s decision increases the probability that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue to resolve conflicting appeals court rulings.

More @ Newsmax

10 Facts About The Growing Unemployment Crisis In America That Will Blow Your Mind

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 Unemployment

 Did you know that there are more than 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job? 

Yes, I know that number sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true.  Right now, there are more than 11 million Americans that are considered to be "officially unemployed", and there are more than 91 million Americans that are not employed and that are considered to be "not in the labor force". 

When you add those two numbers together, the total is more than 102 million.  Overall, the number of working age Americans that do not have a job has increased by about 27 million since the year 2000.  But aren't things getting better?  After all, the mainstream media is full of headlines about how "good" the jobs numbers for October were.  Sadly, the truth is that the mainstream media is not being straight with the American people.  As you will see below, we are in the midst of a long-term unemployment crisis in America, and things got even worse last month.

In this day and age, it is absolutely imperative that people start thinking for themselves.  Just because the media tells you that something is true does not mean that it actually is.  If unemployment was actually going down, the percentage of the working age population that has a job should actually be going up.  As you are about to see, that is simply not the case.  The following are 10 facts about the growing unemployment crisis in America that will blow your mind...

Jim Inhofe's son killed in plane crash


Republican senator recently underwent emergency heart surgery.

 Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has died in a plane crash.

Oklahoma City television station KOCO says a source close to the senator has confirmed his son was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday.

The plane crashed in a wooded area about five miles north of Tulsa International Airport at 4 p.m., approximately 15 minutes after the pilot reported engine trouble.

Perry Inhofe, an orthopedic surgeon, graduated from Duke University in 1984 and attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, according to the Oklahoma Surgical Hospital’s website. Inhofe is listed as a physician with Central States Orthopedics in Tulsa, the website says.

Inhofe was a licensed pilot and flight instructor, according to FAA records.

More with videos @ WND

Modern-day posse catches armed robber in Rhine, Georgia

The Real Reason Libertarians Aren't Settling For Conservatism

 

Yesterday, Derek Hunter declared that libertarianism has entirely lost its meaning, that the party has devolved into a catch-all for people who want to criticize the government without doing anything about it. He also assumed that any Republican candidate would be better than a Democrat for classical liberals.

Hunter could not be more wrong. The Libertarian Party is still the face of “individual responsibility, small government, and free markets,” but how the LP arranges those priorities is changing. The Party needs to represent its constituency, appeal to young voters who largely have experience with Ron Paul, and has to emphasize its social liberalism to appeal to the broader American public. In doing so, the Libertarian Party is sharpening its policy prescriptions while becoming more inclusive, but that doesn’t mean the philosophy is meaningless or is standing at the sidelines.

Let’s have a look at some numbers of the people who call themselves “libertarian.”

More @ Townhall

Moms Demand outnumbered 10-1 at their own Dallas meeting by open-carriers

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There was a pathetically small Mom’s Demand Action meeting at one table in a restaurant in Dallas yesterday. The meeting was counter-protested by a much larger pro-freedom group of open-carriers in the parking lot outside. The reaction from the alarmists of Moms Demand was pretty much what you’d expect from a group that runs in full freak-out mode as a default.

More @ Bearing Arms

Married Couple Considers Divorce to Save Money on Obamacare

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Nona Willis-Aronoqitz, 29, and Aaron Cassara, 32, are full-time freelancers and earn more than $62,000 a year, which means they do not qualify for the subsidies under Obamacare. The couple realized, however, they would be able to afford the plans if they divorce

But if they applied as unmarried individuals with something like their 2012 income, one of them would get at least $3,964 in subsidies toward the purchase of a plan, or possibly even be eligible for Medicaid, thanks to their uneven individual earnings that year. And if they fall below the 400 percent threshold, which Nona says they might this year, they could get substantial subsidies as a couple that are still worth less than what they'd be eligible for as individuals. These gaps are the marriage penalty.
More @ Breitbart

Six reasons Obamacare will only get worse

 

Here are six reasons that Obamacare will only get worse for the Democrats:

1. There will be more canceled health insurance plans.  Every day, more and more Americans are receiving cancellation notices for plans they liked and wanted to keep.  And every day, they continue to hear administration officials and their Democratic allies insist that the president didn’t lie about people being able to keep their health insurance plans.  Dissatisfaction with Obamacare grows exponentially as people witness family members and colleagues being victimized by the “big lie.”

2. If you like your doctor, you can’t keep your doctor.  Soon the story will break through that a lot of Americans will be losing access to their doctors and will be forced to pick one approved by Obamacare.  Health-care plans are instituting very restrictive provider networks to try to keep down costs in the face of astronomically rising premiums.  In New Hampshire, for instance, only 16 of the state’s 26 hospitals will be in the network of exchange plans approved by Obamacare.  The reaction of voters losing, in some cases, the person who has been their doctor for years could be worse for Democrats than what we are currently seeing in the involuntary loss of insurance plans.
 
3.  Sticker shock.  Prices for health-care plans are not coming down for many voters.  Once the Web site starts working and Americans can “shop around” for their new health insurance plans as the president instructed they should do, they are going to experience sticker shock.  Premiums and deductibles will be going up for millions of hardworking Americans who can’t afford these increases – especially for coverage they don’t need or want.

4. Obamacare ads.  Throughout the 2014 campaign, Republicans will use footage of Democrats repeating the “big lie” in ads targeting Democrats.  The search is on for news clips, town-hall meeting videos, and other instances where Democrats have committed on the record and on video that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it.”

5. Navigators.  If you liked ACORN, you’ll love the Obamacare Navigators.  I’m sure there will be good, sincere people who really want to help people navigate the Obamacare maze.  But there will be enough bad apples employed as navigators to supply plenty of scary anecdotes and weird encounters that will result in a steady ridicule of the overall program.  And there will no doubt be activists with hidden cameras ready to capture a few creepy and outrageous encounters that will grab everybody’s attention and make voters even more skeptical of Obamacare.

 6. Security breaches.  Security breaches will increase.  There have already been so many Web site problems and so many unanswered questions about Web site security that it’s surprising administration officials are still claiming they are “confident” in the system.  A big security breach is inevitable.  It’s just a matter of time.  Even just the few horror stories we have heard so far prove what we all know: The Web site will not protect everybody’s sensitive, personal health care and financial data.  Period.  You know it and I know it.

The Mobile Field (or Forward) Surgical Team

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UN Ambassador Praises 'Hanoi Jane'

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 I Want To Live To See Jane Fonda Die

Though our recently seated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was only a toddler when Jane Fonda committed treason in Vietnam, at this stage in her career there’s no excuse for not knowing about “Hanoi Jane’s” history of anti-war "activism.” Thus, her comments on Wednesday are utterly inexcusable.

Speaking at the United Nations Association of the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards in New York, Powers said, “Hi everybody,” according to a transcript. “You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe in — and being 'all in' in every way — than Jane Fonda. And it’s a huge honor just to even briefly have shared the stage with her.”

As a reminder:

More @ Townhall

Doolittle Raiders Final Toast


 


Richard Cole, center, proposes a toast with two other surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, Edward Saylor, left, and David Thatcher, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the National Museum for the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The fourth surviving member, Robert Hite, was unable to travel to the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Tolerance and Liberty: Answering the Academic Left's Challenge to Homeschooling Freedom

 

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Mustard gas blisters and a daily risk of death: Bravery of soldiers still clearing the 'iron harvest' of World War I shells from beneath Flanders' fields

Via WiscoDave

 Cpl. Nico Sierens stands with a collection of rusting World War I shells discovered 100 years later in the former fields of battle


  • Belgian DOVO army squad collects and destroys mines and shells still active after a century
  • Fields littered with tens of thousands of unexploded shells, some with deadly chemical weapons like mustard gas
  • Work to clear as many mines as possible for events marking 100th anniversary of World War I next year
  • In 2012 160 tonnes of munitions unearthed from under Ypres, including bullets, stick grenades, naval gun shellsThe Duke of Edinburgh will represent the Queen and his country on Armistice Day tomorrow at what will signal the beginning of a year of extraordinary remembrance and commemoration ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.

    He will be in Ypres in Belgium - 'Wipers' to the legions of men who suffered and died in the cauldron of the infamous salient - as thousands of families across Britain prepare for pilgrimages next year to the battlefields where their ancestors held the line against the Germans determined to expel them.  

    The guns fell silent long ago.  But the tranquil beet, wheat and potato fields of Flanders still harbour the whizz-bangs, toffee apples, moaning minnies, Jack Joneses and a terrible plethora of other devices given jocular names by the troops who suffered grievously under their downfall.

    More @ Daily Mail
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    Fighting Back: Residents kill home invader

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    San Antonio police are still investigating a home invasion that left one person dead.

    Police say two people broke into an apartment on NW 36th Street last night and demanded money from the people inside.

    Officers say the two residents fought back -- one was stabbed and the other was hit in the head with a gun.

    More with video @ News 4

    "THERMOPYLAE HAD ITS MESSENGER OF DEFEAT: THE ALAMO HAD NONE!"

    http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3612/m1/1/med_res/

                                                                    Re-post from 2002

                            Quote from one of Dixie's homeschool books, David Crockett, Scout. BT)

    1. "Slavery was banned in Mexico, but Mexico did allow indentured servitude. White slave owners who moved to Texas simply declared their slaves as 'indentured servants.'

    Texan colonists were legally citizens of Mexico. To get a land grant, one had to renounce American citizenship and promise to become a Catholic, the official religion of Mexico.

    Santa Anna suspended the Constitution and tried to disarm the Texans, much as King George had the original 13 colonies. The war of Texas Independence had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery."

    Helaina

    2. THE HEROS OF THE ALAMO

    Abamillo, Juan...San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Allen, R. ...Unknown
    Andross, Miles DeForest...unknown
    Autry, Micajah...North Carolina, USA, known descendent, Sara Greer
    Badillo, Juan A....San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Bailey, Peter James...Kentucky, USA
    Baker, Isaac G....Arkansas, USA
    Baker, William Charles M....Kentucky, USA
    Ballentine, John J....unknown
    Ballentine, Robert W....Scotland
    Baugh, John J....Virginia, USA
    Bayliss, Joseph...Tennessee, USA
    Blair, John ...Tennessee, USA
    Blair, Samuel B....Tennessee, USA
    Blazeby, William...England
    Bonham, James Butler...South Carolina, USA
    Bourne, Daniel...England
    Bowie, James...Tennessee, USA
    Bowman, Jesse B....unknown
    Brown, George...England
    Brown, James...Pennsylvania, USA
    Brown, Robert...unknown
    Buchanan, James...Alabama, USA
    Burns, Samuel E....Ireland
    Butler, George D....Missouri, USA
    Campbell, Robert ...Tennessee, USA
    Cane, John...Pennsylvania, USA
    Carey, William R....Maryland, USA
    Clark, Charles Henry...Missouri, USA
    Clark, M.B....unknown
    Cloud, Daniel William...Kentucky, USA
    Cochran, Robert E....New Jersey, USA
    Cottle, George Washington...Tennessee, USA
    Courtman, Henry ...Germany
    Crawford, Lemuel...South Carolina, USA
    Crockett, David...Tennessee, USA
    Crossman , Robert...Massachusetts, USA
    Cummings, David P....Pennsylvania, USA
    Cunningham, Robert...New York, USA
    Darst, Jacob C....Kentucky, USA
    Davis, John...Kentucky, USA
    Day, Freeman H.K....unknown
    Day, Jerry C....Missouri, USA
    Daymon, Squire...Tennessee, USA
    Dearduff, William...Tennessee, USA
    Dennison, Stephen...England
    Despallier, Charles...Louisiana, USA
    Dickinson, Almaron...Tennessee, USA
    Dillard, John H....Tennessee, USA
    Dimpkins, James R....Tennessee, USA
    Duel, Lewis...New York, USA
    Duvalt, Andrew ...Ireland
    Espalier, Carlos...San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Esparza, Gregorio...San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Evans, Robert...Ireland
    Evans, Samuel B....Kentucky, USA
    Ewing, James I....Tennessee, USA
    Fishbaugh, William...Alabama, USA
    Flanders, John ...Massachusetts, USA
    Floyd, Dolphin Ward...North Carolina, USA
    Forsyth, John Hubbard...New York, USA
    Fuentes, Antonio...San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Fuqua, Galva ...Gonzales, Texas, USA
    Furtleroy, William H....Kentucky, USA
    Garnett, William...Tennessee, USA
    Garrand, James W....Louisiana, USA
    Garrett, James Girard...Tennessee, USA
    Garvin, John E....unknown
    Gaston, John E....Kentucky, USA
    George, James ...unknown
    Goodrich, John Calvin...Tennessee, USA
    Grimes, Albert Calvin...Georgia, USA
    Guerrero, Jose Maria...Laredo, Texas, USA
    Gwynne, James C....England
    Hannum, James...unknown
    Harris, John...Kentucky, USA
    Harrison, Andrew Jackson...unknown
    Harrison, William B....Ohio, USA
    Haskell, Charles M....Tennessee, USA
    Hawkins, Joseph B....Ireland
    Hays, John M....Tennessee, USA
    Herndon, Patrick Henry...Virginia, USA
    Hersee, William D....New York, USA
    Holland, Tapley...unknown
    Holloway, Samuel...Pennsylvania, USA
    Howell, William D....Massachusetts, USA
    Jackson, William Daniel...Ireland
    Jackson, Thomas...Kentucky, USA
    Jameson, Green B....Kentucky, USA
    Jennings, Gordon C....Connecticut, USA
    Johnson, Lewis...Wales
    Johnson, William...Pennsylvania, USA
    Jones, John...New York, USA
    Kellog, Johnnie...unknown
    Kenney, James...Virginia, USA
    Kent, Andrew...Kentucky, USA
    Kerr, Joseph...Louisiana, USA
    Kimbell, George C....New York, USA
    King, William P....unknown
    Lewis, William Irvine...Virginia, USA
    Lightfoot, William J....Virginia, USA
    Lindley, Jonathan L. ...Illinois, USA
    Linn, William...Massachusetts, USA
    Losoya, Toribio D....San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Main, George Washington...Virginia, USA
    Malone, William T....Georgia, USA
    Marshall, William T....Tennessee, USA
    Martin, Albert...Tennessee, USA
    McCafferty, Edward...unknown
    McCoy, Jesse...unknown
    McDowell, William...Pennsylvania, USA
    McGee, James...Ireland
    McGregor, John...Scotland
    McKinney, Robert...Ireland
    Melton, Eliel...Georgia, USA
    Miller, Thomas R....Virginia, USA
    Mills, William...Tennessee, USA
    Millsaps, Isaac...Mississippi, USA
    Mitchusson, Edward F....Virginia, USA
    Mitchell, Edwin T....Georgia, USA
    Mitchell, Napoleon B....unknown
    Moore, Robert B....Virginia, USA
    Moore, Willis...Mississippi, USA
    Musselman, Robert...Ohio, USA
    Nava, Andres...San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Neggan, George...South Carolina, USA
    Nelson, Andrew M....Tennessee, USA
    Nelson, Edward...South Carolina, USA
    Nelson, George...South Carolina, USA
    Northcross, James...Virginia, USA
    Nowlan, James...Ireland
    Pagan, George...Mississippi, USA
    Parker, Christopher...Mississippi, USA
    Parks, William...unknown
    Perry, Richardson...Texas, USA
    Pollard, Amos...Massachusetts, USA
    Reynolds, John Purdy...Pennsylvania, USA
    Roberts, Thomas H....unknown
    Robinson, Isaac...Scotland
    Robertson, James...Tennessee, USA
    Rose, James M....Virginia, USA
    Rusk, Jackson J....Ireland
    Rutherford, Joseph...Kentucky, USA
    Ryan, Isaac...Louisiana, USA
    Scurlock, Mial...North Carolina, USA
    Sewell, Marcus L....England
    Shield, Manson...Georgia, USA
    Simmons, Cleveland Kinlock...South Carolina, USA
    Smith, Andrew H....Tennessee, USA
    Smith, Charles S....Maryland, USA
    Smith, Joshua G....North Carolina, USA
    Smith, William H....unknown
    Starr, Richard...England
    Stewart, James E....England
    Stockton, Richard L....Virginia, USA
    Summerlin, A. Spain...Tennessee, USA
    Summers, William E....Tennessee, USA
    Sutherland, William D. ...Alabama, USA
    Taylor, Edward...unknown
    Taylor, George...unknown
    Taylor, James...unknown
    Taylor, William...Tennessee, USA
    Thomas, B. Archer M....Kentucky, USA
    Thomas, Henry ...Germany
    Thompson, Jesse G....Arkansas, USA
    Thompson, John W....North Carolina, USA
    Thruston, John M....Pennsylvania, USA
    Trammel, Burke...Ireland
    Travis, William Barret...South Carolina, USA
    Tumlinson, George W. ...Missouri, USA
    Tylee, James...New York, USA
    Unknown, John (Negro)...unknown
    Walker, Asa...unknown
    Walker, Jacob...unknown
    Ward, William B....Ireland
    Warnell, Henry...Arkansas, USA
    Washington, Joseph G....Tennessee, USA
    Waters, Thomas...England
    Wells, William...Georgia, USA
    White, Isaac...Kentucky, USA
    White, Robert...unknown
    Williamson, Hiram J....Pennsylvania, USA
    Wills, William...unknown
    Wilson, David L....Scotland
    Wilson, John ...Pennsylvania, USA
    Wolfe, Anthony...England
    Wright, Claiborne...North Carolina, USA
    Zanco, Charles...Denmark

    3. "If they overpower us, we fall a sacrifice at the shrine of our country, and we hope posterity and our country will do our memory justice."

    Colonel William Barrett Travis, The Alamo - February 25, 1836

    A Tribute to the Alamo Garrison
    By Donna Trammell Mathis,
    descendant of Burke Trammell, Alamo Defender

    Rise up ye stealthy warriors
    And yield your hatchets high
    For the enemy is upon us
    And they are drawing nigh.
    Man the cannon, load your pistols
    And shoot your trusty guns
    For the enemy is upon us
    And we will never run.
    The battle is determined
    But we will not retreat
    For the enemy is upon us
    And we know not defeat.
    The deed is done our fate is sealed
    We take our final breath
    For the enemy is upon us
    Shout! Victory or Death!

    Texan War For Independence