Thursday, December 5, 2013

Communist Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 (& none too soon)

Via Cousin John


This is how the Chicago Tribune describes Nelson Mandela in its obituary:
Nelson Mandela, who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy and became an international icon of peace and reconciliation, died Thursday at age 95.
Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela emerged determined to use his prestige and charisma to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war.
“The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come,” Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994.
“We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation.”
President Barack Obama hailed Mandela as a leader who left his country with a legacy of freedom and peace with the world.
He formally left public life in June 2004 before his 86th birthday, telling his adoring countrymen: “Don’t call me. I’ll call you”. But he remained one of the world’s most revered public figures, combining celebrity sparkle with an unwavering message of freedom, respect and human rights.

Do we honor the dead by denying who they really were and what they actually believed? I’m sorry to say that I realized Mandela had died when noticing that Kathy Shaidle’s June article — “Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade” – had all of a sudden received a surge of readers. Here are some of the facts she mentions that you’re not likely to read about today:

More @ PJ Media

2013 Fall NC PATCON Pictures by Anitta

Kindness of Dan who says "........we (and the kids!) can't wait until May!"
& neither can we! :)

DATE CHANGE: 2014 Spring NC PATCON May 8th to May 12th


Longziz #1: An Interesting Homemade Bullpup with AR-15 Lower Receiver

Longziz purchased his first AR-15 when he was studying in the USA and it inspired him to design his own rifle. A few years later, now studying in Germany, he has unveiled his patent-pending design which he named the Longziz #1.
The rifle is fully ambidextrous. It uses AR-15 lower receiver and trigger group internally. The AR-15 trigger group is connected by a trigger linkage to the forward bullpup trigger (he admits the trigger, like most bullpups, has an awful feel to it).

White Castle VP James Richardson: “$15 Minimum Wage Means Layoffs”


President Obama is now shifting his attention to advocate for an increased federal minimum wage.

According to the Guardian,

    "The federal minimum wage currently stands at $7.25 an hour, or about $15,000 a year. Obama renewed his call for it to be increased, and has already indicated he will back a Senate measure to increase the minimum statutory pay to $10.10. Republicans in the House oppose the measure, which they say would be harmful to business."

"To more than double the federally mandated starting wage wouldn't be bad for White Castle, it would be absolutely catastrophic," Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle, told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Wednesday.

Moren with video @ Freedom Outpost

Police Officer Wife Swap Ends in Shooting

Frankie Salazar
                                                          Frankie Salazar

With all of the bizarre sexual promiscuity that is taking place in our culture, this one doesn't come as a surprise. A Texas police officer made a deal to wife swap, with a friend, for a sexual encounter.

When one of the wives wanted out of the deal, the situation turned uglier than it already was, ending with the two men in a fist fight and the officer shooting the other man several times.

Olmos Park Police Officer Frankie Salazar, 29, allegedly had been talking to a male friend of his, Jesus Edward Guitron, 33, for months about swapping wives, according to a female witness.

More with video @ Freedom Outpost

Carteret Community College Tornado Damage


The tornado then passed across the Bogue Sound and came ashore at Carteret Community College Morehead City, causing EF1 damage to several buildings on campus. According to the NWS, the tornado blew out windows and caused significant structural damage to one wall of the historical Camp Glenn building. In addition, the student center building was so badly damaged that it will be closed until January.

Trees at Carteret Community College were also uprooted and snapped. However, no serious injuries were reported at the campus.

More with video and timeline @ WCTI

Islam and the Survival of the West: Hard Choices for Security and Freedom Part 5 of a series

Mike Scruggs

     The concept of Jihad, or Holy War against unbelievers looms large in Islam’s violent and coercive history. Defining Jihad as merely spiritual struggle is not a doctrine that has ever held widespread support in mainstream Islam. It is primarily limited to slavishly politically correct Western academics and some adherents to the syncretic, and marginally orthodox Sufi sect of Islam. There are many forms of Jihad, but the ultimate objective of them all is the religious and political dominance of Islam in every aspect of life in every nation. The Jihad of the sword has always held penultimate status in Islam.

     The tragedy of September 11, 2001 can be seen as a refusal to recognize the widespread influence of Jihad in the Muslim world both in the United States and abroad.  It can also be seen as an extreme laxity of immigration control. For over four decades, special commercial and political interests have succeeded in imposing essentially de facto open border immigration policies contrary to the broad national interests on the American people. Cheap labor, multiculturalist ideology, and expansion of social-welfare voting blocs have been allowed to trump national security, the interests of American workers and taxpayers, and the preservation of our own culture. The Center for Immigration Studies and the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimate the number of illegal immigrants in the United States to be about 12 million. That is a huge and candalous number, which is out of control and accelerates with even talk of amnesty.

Amnesties encourage tidal waves of additional illegal immigration. Unless our political leaders can muster the courage to limit legal immigration and punish illegal immigration, we are heading toward an enormous demographic disaster that will eventually determine the outcome of every political, social, religious, and cultural issue in favor of despotic left-liberal ideology. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, there are at least l50,000 illegal immigrants from the Near East in the United States. That is a number almost as large as the U. S. Marine Corp. Total immigration has increased more than 300 percent since 1990, but immigration from the predominantly Muslim Near East has increased over 700 percent.  Before 1970 about three quarters of immigrants from Arab countries were Christians fleeing Muslim rule. Now Arab immigrants are more than three quarters Muslim.

     The Muslim connection makes immigration reform an especially critical national security issue. Mainstream Islam is the sworn enemy of all who do not accept Islam as the only true religion.  Its ideology does not confine itself to dominating Arab nations but seeks to bring the whole world under the subjugation of Islamic Law. The American people must insist on immigration policies that halt illegal immigration and restrict legal immigration to reasonable and thoroughly screened numbers capable of assimilating into the American culture and economy. We must reject as poison the multiculturalist and Muslim Brotherhood propaganda that blinds us to our mortal danger.  We must recognize that we are involved in a clash of civilizations and must have the courage to name our enemies and their political-religious ideology

     Americans have a natural inclination to tolerance, which is a good thing in most cases.  But tolerance is not an unqualified virtue. There are evils we should not tolerate. The American tradition of religious freedom is also good. But that should not lead us into the intellectual sloppiness of thinking that all religions are benign or that all religious practices are harmless. The survival of the West depends upon our lionhearted and unwavering resolve to recognize and reject intolerable risks in immigration, public safety, and national security policies.

     Making intelligent and well-informed decisions about our present dilemma is going to be difficult in the politically correct environment that now pervades the American news, entertainment, and educational media. Multiculturalist propaganda has penetrated deeply into our thinking in this so-called post Christian era. Even Christian churches need to firm up their doctrinal understanding and backbone. But we cannot continue to allow political correctitude to shout down and impede the truth.  We must insist that our political leaders follow informed principle in their talk, their actions, and their leadership direction. .

     Jihad and terrorism do not spring from a small and radical group that is distorting the true nature of Islam. The roots of violent war against all unbelievers, including especially Christians and Jews, are in the Koran and the teachings and example of Muhammad himself.  What we are seeing today is a resurgence of mainstream Islam following a dormant period of relative secularism in the Muslim world.

Most Muslims undoubtedly prefer personal peace and prosperity to theology. At the same time the overwhelming majority of Muslims revere and respect their culture, the Koran, and Muhammad. Yet therein are the roots of violent Jihad. This is a dilemma for the West.  But truth is a far more preferable guide to our national security and strategic diplomacy than wrapping ourselves in a politically correct straight jacket and repeating false platitudes and cool-aid bromides about a fantasy version of Islam. Mainstream Islam is not a religion of peace and tolerance, and we had best adjust to that fact in our diplomatic, economic, national security, and immigration policies.

     All this is not just an armchair intellectual exercise. Western civilization is at stake.  The lives and prosperity of hundreds of millions of people in many nations are at stake.  Freedom and liberty are at stake.  Our deepest religious convictions and the freedom to express and live by them are at stake. We dare not shun the truth for the sake of comfortable political correctness. We cannot afford to deceive ourselves that we are in no danger. We must be guided by truth and a firm determination to defend the human, religious, and cultural values we hold dear.

Obamacare Site For Congressional Staffers Crashes


Today a mass email was sent to Senate staff informing them the Washington DC Health Link website has crashed. Congressional staffers must sign up for Obamacare through the Washington D.C. exchange.

More @ Townhall

Right-Wing Google?


According to an article published in PR Watch, Google is giving “substantial” grants to some high-profile right-wing political groups.

Corporations are not required to post details concerning their grants and subsidies, but Google decided in 2010 to start voluntarily posting a selection from their grant budget. The figures are interesting, to say the least.  Some of the names that appear as “significant” benefactors receiving “substantial” funding from Google were Heritage Action (which led the charge to defund the Affordable Care Act), Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the Federalist Society, and the American Conservative Union. The actual dollar amounts were not disclosed, but Google, to understate it, has a lot of money.

This story is very curious to me. Of course, the liberal author over at PR Watch is extremely concerned and appalled at this trend. I’m frankly just surprised. In a world where mainstream media giants tend to be staunchly anti-conservative by and large, it is really surprising to see one of the largest media giants starting (apparently) to lean right.

According to the PR Watch article:

Congressional Study: Gun Ownership Drastically Up Since ’94, Murder Rate Cut in Half


 The "new study" is dated 2012.....?

This Congressional study should, at minimum, put to rest the claims that more guns in private hands will create more violent crime.

According to a new study, commissioned by Congress, the murder rate in the US has fallen from 9.5 per 100,000 in 1993 to 4.7 per 100,000 in 2011. Homicides involving firearms dropped from 6.6 per 100,000 to 3.2 per 100,000. It should also be noted that following the expiration of the federal “assault weapons” ban in 2004, the homicide rate continued to decline, on average.

Florida Black Bear Captured Following Worst Bear Attack in State History

 A young black bear has been captured shortly after a Florida woman was rushed to the hospital after a dangerous encounter with a bruin.

Susan Chalfant, 54, remains hospitalized after a bear attack on Monday that nearly took her life.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Chalfant was walking two small dogs in Longwood, Florida when she was mauled in what wildlife officials are calling the most serious bear attack ever documented in Florida.

Bear attacks are rare in the Sunshine State, and the animals have an instinctive fear of dogs. Most of the time bears will attempt to avoid dogs whenever the two animals meet, although large males, sows with cubs, or especially bold bears may chase canines. Residents of the neighborhood where Chalfant was attacked say that bears have been increasingly bold in recent years.

“We don’t feel comfortable leaving the house,” said resident Paul Ziccardi. “We don’t at all anymore after dusk.”

More @ Outdoor Hub

SCV CIC Michael Givens' Photograpy of The Citadel and more

Via Carl

More @ Smug Mug

Topless, swastika-bearing feminists assault praying men

 WARNING: Portions of the following video have been digitally altered because of graphic content, but viewer discretion still is strongly advised:

Chanting, “Get your rosaries out of our ovaries,” a mob of pro-abortion feminists – many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads – attacked and sexually molested a group of Roman Catholic men who were praying as they stood outside a cathedral in Argentina to protect it from threats of vandalism.

Video by the Catholic news service of the incident Sunday in San Juan shows the protesting women spitting on the rosary-praying men, pushing their breasts into the faces of the men and spray-painting them.

The savage protest was the culmination of an afternoon demonstration in which an estimated 17,000 militant feminists and their supporters marched through the streets chanting and carrying protest banners and signs as part of the 23rd National Meeting of Women held in the city Nov. 23-25.

David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil” and “How Evil Works” and managing editor of WND, noted that the “display of demonic fury outside a Catholic church in Argentina, though shocking, is nothing new.”

More @ WND

HSLDA: Building the Machine: A film about the Common Core

LTC, Left-Of-Lenin Liberal, Robert Bateman’s Response to A Patriot


 Might be one of Oleg's above.

What do you not understand about the 2nd Amendment of my US Constitution? Did you not swear an oath to defend and protect the US Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic? In my honest opinion, if you are not in the military for that reason, you are a traitor. Washington had men severely punished for lesser crimes than what you are proposing during the Revolutionary War.

The Constitutional second amendment GUARANTEES me the right to defend myself and family against tyrants like you with a firearm. Owning firearms is not some privilege bestowed upon me from a king or dictator. It is a god-given right under natural law that it is my duty to protect my family and myself and if that means a firearm or pistol, so be it. Get it? You progressive f_cks think you got it all figured out. Let’s change the Constitution and it will all be fixed. Ha. Dream on dimwit.

More @ NC Renegade

Hacker Develops Super-Drone to Hack, Hijack Other Drones

Via avordvet


From the What Could Go Wrong file, "serial hacker" Samy Kamkar has developed the hardware and software instructions to build a drone that "seeks out other drones in the air, hacks them, and turns them into conscripted army of unmanned vehicles under the attacker's control."

 More @ Breitbart

Monument honors Emma Sansom Confederate Heroine

Via Billy


A monument honoring Emma Sansom recently was placed on the Black Creek Trail near Black Creek by the Alabama Flaggers.

Words chiseled on the boulder note that Sansom guided Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest across Black Creek on May 2, 1863, and call her a “heroine of the Confederacy.”

Sansom was 15 when she volunteered to show Forrest a shallow portion of Black Creek where his men could cross, so Forrest could pursue and capture Union Col. Abel Streight, who was headed to Rome, Ga., to burn Confederate supplies.

School suspends 10-year-old over imaginary arrow


A team of experts on religious and civil rights has written to a Pennsylvania school district demanding that references to a suspension be removed from a 10-year-old student’s records after he was punished for shooting an imaginary arrow at a classmate.

The letter from the Rutherford Institute was addressed to Superintendent Rona Kaufmann at the South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pa.

School officials didn’t respond to WND’s request for comment, but the letter from the institute, sent on behalf of student Johnny Jones, makes clear the attorneys believe the situation should have been handled differently.

“We request that you rescind the suspension and immediately remove all reference to it from Johnny’s permanent school record,” said the letter, signed by Rutherford Senior Staff Attorney Douglas R. McKusick.

“There is no reason that Johnny should be stigmatized and branded a miscreant due to the school’s unreasonable application of its zero tolerance policy against him,” he said.

More @ WND

Wall Street is betting against

 Wall Street is betting against

One Obama campaign fundraiser is leading the Wall Street bet against the president’s lead contractor in light of the website’s disastrous debut.

James Chanos infamously made his fortune short-selling Enron stock at its peak — right before the energy firm’s value crashed amid scandal in 2004, taking the company with it.

Chanos — who convinced his considerable network of Wall Street associates to donate at least $200,000 to Obama’s campaign — just made a new bet against CGI Group, the parent company of CGI Federal, which was commissioned to build

More @ Daily Caller

How to jumpstart a car's battery with two AK's

Via WiscoDave

Council panel backs museum for armory: SCV Kirby-Smith Camp 1209 would lease, restore and turn into a military museum

Via Billy


 Kim Daniels refers to her efforts to lease the former National Guard Armory building as a race.

After a Tuesday vote by the City Council Finance Committee to push the issue ahead, she said the finish line is in sight.

"It's a 400-meter race and we've already run 300 meters," the council member said Tuesday afternoon. "I'm just praying this bill has the endurance it needs."

Daniels' legislation would lease the historic armory building to the Sons of Confederate Veterans Kirby-Smith Camp 1209, which seeks to restore the building and turn it into a military museum and space for other civic organizations. The lease would be $1 a year.

Passed by the council Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee on Nov. 18, the bill was deferred by Finance the next day when an arts-based group emerged with a plan to turn the building into an arts and education hub. 

Daniels met with council President Bill Gulliford on Nov. 26 to ask that the bill be voted on. He said that before the city entered into a 10-year lease for the building, it would be better to hear more details about the plans.

More @ Jax Daily

Islam and the Survival of the West. Irreconcilable Conflicts. Part 4 of a series

Mike Scruggs

     There are some common characteristics between Christianity and Islam, but ironically they make substantial accommodation between these two worldviews impossible.  One is that both religions are not just a set of rules and cultural traditions that are set aside six days a week. They are both total worldview religions encompassing all areas of life. But their respective worldviews are quite different.  Another is that both religions are based on reputedly divine revelations of truth either in the Bible or the Koran. If you argue with a Christian about the truth of the Bible, your argument is with the Holy Spirit. If you argue with a Muslim about the Koran, your argument is with Allah and Muhammad.

Neither Christians nor Muslims can change what they both believe to be divine revelation.  Yet the messages of the Bible and the Koran are quite different.  It is a mistake to think that the God of the Bible and Allah are interchangeable words for the same deity. This is a frequent deceptive claim of Muslim propagandists, but to the Biblically informed Christian, it is very bad theology.  Although the Koran mentions Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (Isa), there are immense and irreconcilable differences between the Isa of the Koran and the Jesus of the Bible. In addition, the Christian concept of the Divine Trinity is blasphemy in Islam. Furthermore, neither Biblical Christianity nor Islam is pluralistic.  Biblical salvation is based on faith in Christ alone.  There is no other name, way, or works that suffice.  In Matthew 14:6, Jesus says:

     “I am the way, the truth, and the Life, no one comes to the father except by me.”

Speaking of Jesus, Paul says in Acts 4: 12:

     “And there is salvation in no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

     A number of Biblical verses state this same defining doctrine in other words.  Only apostates deny this doctrine. Similarly, to give allegiance to Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah is the only way to paradise in Islam.  The routes to salvation in Christianity and Islam are mutually exclusive.  Still further, Christianity is by Biblical command evangelical and hopeful of eventual evangelical success, and Islam is by Koranic command militantly expansive and driven to dominate all other belief systems.

     The theological and cultural clash between Islam and Christianity is deep and irresolvable. In addition to that, we have the obsessive Muslim Judeophobia, some example of which appears in international news reports almost every day. Can’t we just get along and agree to disagree peaceably? The problem with Islam is Jihad.  Its mainstream theology commands a resort to arms and coercion, when persuasion is insufficient to achieve its revolutionary goals.

     When three U.S. Presidents describe Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance, one can only wonder if they sincerely believe this in the light of many obvious and contrary imperatives in the Koran, the personal example and words of Muhammad, and the violent and coercive history of Muslim expansion.  Not only is warfare constant along the borders of Islam with other cultures, intra-Muslim warfare between the major Shiite and Sunni sects of Islam is widespread and often brutal.  Both Sunni and Shiite Muslims embrace and respect the concept of Jihad as holy war against all unbelievers. Their intra-Islam conflicts are often over political dominance within Middle Eastern states.  Political leaders who endorse the counterfactual fantasy of Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance demonstrate the unfortunate influence of misguided multiculturalism, theological pluralism, strident secularism, and Muslim Brotherhood propaganda.

     One can only be sympathetic, however, with the diplomatic dilemma of Western leaders in regard to Islam. The United States and many Western countries are dependent on Middle Eastern oil. There are over five million Muslins in the United States, four million in Germany, five million in France, and perhaps as many in the United Kingdom. France’s refusal to aid the United States in the Iraq War was certainly influenced by the growing political power of North African Muslims in France. In addition, the influential Western media is more sympathetic to its misunderstanding of Islam than to Christianity.  They prefer to believe the myth of Islamic peace and tolerance.

     One can also be sympathetic to the Bush Doctrine that followed September 11, 2000.  It was necessary to demonstrate that harboring, encouraging, supplying, and financing Muslim terrorists would be considered an act of war against the United States and would be met with speedy and painful retaliation.  However, we can only wonder about the success of these endeavors and the success of Homeland Security as well, when we refuse even to recognize or name our enemy.

Terrorism is not our enemy. Terrorism is only a method of our enemy. We are involved in a very complex clash of civilizations. It is foolish to deny its obvious religious connections.  It is also a serious mistake to believe that the terrorism results from a gross distortion of Islamic theology by a small radical minority, when its predominant roots are in the mainstream of traditional Koran-based Islamic theology that is in a cycle of resurgence.

     The hope of modern liberalism is that Christianity and Islam can be made compatible by secularization, making Christianity nominal and Islam purely cultural.  But this would sacrifice truth and integrity to multiculturalism and make the State god. Another secularist hope supported by constant propaganda is that Christian orthodoxy can be marginalized.  That secularist driven multiculturalism has been relatively, if not totally successful in this, can be seen in the decline of firm Biblical doctrines in the Church and the rapid moral decline now so painfully evident in Western civilization.

     Much is at stake in the proper understanding of Islam in the Western world.  We must not allow ourselves to be anesthetized to the nature of Islam and multiculturalism by false platitudes and sentimental bromides.  Truth is the only high ground.

State Department Spent $140,000 On Booze For Foreign Leaders As Government Planned To Kick U.S. Vets Out Of Memorials Because Of Shutdown

Via Jeffery

As Federal officials shrieked endlessly about the dire effect the government shutdown would have on the American public, the State Department was busy racking up a massive bar tab stocking up on liquor for embassies around the word.

According to an analysis conducted by The Washington Times, the State Department spent $180,000 in taxpayer money on booze in September alone as the fiscal year’s end approached.

“I’m Just a Mom!” Daphne Lee Gives Powerful Speech Against NDAA in Clark County, Nevada

Via NC Renegade

On being an outlaw (Most excellent)