Thursday, December 12, 2013

1861 Confederate States of America Cent

confederate cent 1861 Confederate States of America Cent

Generations of numismatists have repeated a canon of commonly held beliefs about original Confederate cents, one of which Herutage will be able to offer as a part of the 2014 January 8 – 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Orlando. The maxim still holds true that once a numismatic fallacy is repeated it becomes fact; after it is repeated again it becomes anabsolute fact. Very little is known as fact about original Confederate cents. What is known is either 12 or 16 pieces were struck in early 1861. Robert Lovett, Jr. was the engraver responsible. The first appearance at auction was in January 1874. Beyond that, just about everything is open to conjecture.

More @ Coin Week

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Mark McFarlin Demands Congress Investigate Obama ID Fraud

Mark McFarlin

Democrat candidate for Michigan governor Mark McFarlin has recently called for Congress to investigate Barack Obama’s fraudulent documents. In a recent radio interview, he went on to say that Obama’s original birth records should be released, and an international team of experts should have access to determine their authenticity.

More with video  @ Freedom Outpost

Judge Andrew Napolitano on SC’s Anti-Obamacare Bill: “If Enough States do this, It will Gut Obamacare”

Judge Andrew Napolitano said South Carolina has the Constitutional right to pass a bill that would essentially nullify or eliminate Obamacare. The bill, entitled “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act,” was voted on and passed by a 65-34 vote in the state House of Representatives last April. Now, it moves on to the Republican-controlled state Senate that will be fast-tracked and could quickly be signed into law by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

Getting used to the view


What’s Your Gun Number?


The Washington Post is trolling for gun violence stories to prepare a compelling anti-gun narrative for the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting. In their own words:

    Saturday marks a year since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  Since the shooting, an intense political debate on guns has occurred, with about 1,500 gun bills introduced across the country. But for many Americans, the impact of guns and gun violence has also been incredibly personal, making this week a time for reflection.

    As we cover the politics and policy about guns, we are also looking for stories of the personal impact of gun violence. Share your story using the form below.

The form includes the question, “How many people do you know who have been killed or injured by gun violence?” This number is what the Post calls your “gun number.” I don’t know if you are to subtract people from that list who have been shot by the police or shot in active combat. It doesn’t matter, I’m sure. The higher the number the better. The Post is also encouraging people to post photos:

We traitors?


Seventy Years In Dixie

To people who passed through those memorable days in Dixie, it seems queer to hear Southern men and women spoken of as "traitors," "rebels," "enemies of American liberty" and "foes of the Constitution." I know not what may have been the secret motives of wily leaders, if there were any such leaders, which I gravely doubt, but as for the people, nothing but patriotism pure and simple moved them to vote secession and to enlist in the army.

The people at the South felt just as confident that the people at the North contemplated a deliberate overthrow of the Republic as their fathers in the Revolution felt that King George was a tyrant. In all the public orations and private discussions the idea that slavery was the bone of contention never once entered the minds of the common people . . . .

They understood that the Constitution of the United States was assailed, and that they were offering themselves for its defense. The question, as they understood it, was whether American liberty should be perpetuated or crushed by Northern monarchy.

Fighting for slavery? Think of the absurdity of the thing! The Southern army was largely made up of volunteers from the mountain regions. There were no slaves of consequence in that mountain country, and those poor mountaineers hated "stuck-up" slave holders as cordially as a saint hates sin. True, they understood in a vague sort of way that there was some discussion on the subject of slavery in a general way, but to them this was only an incidental and irrelevant topic of public interest which was in no way connected with the question of secession.

The people understood that the question at issue was simply their right to manage their own affairs in their own States. If the North proposed to interfere with that right, what assurance had they that it would not take from them their homes and all their property? I know not what the leaders thought, but there was no mistaking the feelings and opinions of the common people. . . .

I understood that in seceding the South held on to the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence, and Bunker Hill monument, and the life of George Washington. . . .

We traitors? We rebels against the American government and enemies of the Constitution? Shades of Washington and Bunker Hill! Why, what were the people up in the mountains fighting for if not for the Constitution? . . . . What did they care about slavery? Hadn't it been as a thorn in the flesh to them from time immemorial? Did not everybody know that the North had set aside the Constitution, throttled our liberty and pulled the tail feathers out of the American eagle?

Excerpted from Seventy Years In Dixie,
by F.D. Srygley, Florida Confederate Veteran... Faith and Facts Press, first printing 1891.

Seventy Years In Dixie
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NC: Police claim teen shot himself in the head while his hands were cuffed behind his back

 Via mind jog comment by Anonymous on Why you can win the gunfight and lose everything else

Durham, NC Police are claiming that a 17-year-old riding in a police cruiser last month committed suicide by shooting himself in the head while his hands were cuffed behind his back.

Durham’s police chief says that Jesus Huerta, the 17-year-old who died in police custody last month, shot himself in the head after he had been searched, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car.

“I know that it is hard for people not in law enforcement to understand how someone could be capable of shooting themselves while handcuffed behind the back,” Chief Jose Lopez told reporters Wednesday. “While incidents like this are not common, they unfortunately have happened in other jurisdictions in the past.”

Washington Post wants your ‘gun violence’ story

The Washington Post yesterday posted an appeal for readers to send in their personal stories about “gun violence” in what appears to be a build-up to this Saturday’s one-year anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, while a survey released by Reason today says only 16 percent of Americans think tougher gun laws would have prevented that crime.

The Post is getting bashed by Breitbart for making the appeal, which follows the apparent principle established by gun control proponents to use emotion.

More @ Examiner

Why you can win the gunfight and lose everything else

 Why you can win the gunfight and lose everything else

Last month, Dallas Police Chief David Brown issued a new policy, which gives officers involved in a shooting access to any videos of the incident and requires officers involved in the shootings to wait 72 before giving a statement to investigators.

The new policy has caused some to bristle, claiming the it will allow officers to close ranks in the thin blue line, thereby giving them time to make excuses or otherwise cover up actions in what may be a potentially unjustified shooting.

NC: Gun-toting granny loves to hunt at ripe old age of 98

 Katie Watson is a 98-year-old woman who still loves to hunt - 88 years after hunting her first rabbit.

Katie Watson has been bagging deer, turkeys, quails and rabbits since she was just 10 years old. Now 88 years later, the near-centenarian is still a force to be reckoned with as she flawlessly shoots bottles and cans from her North Carolina backyard.

Even at the ripe old age of 98, Katie Watson is a force to be reckoned with when she is locked and loaded.
The near-centenarian in Gold Hill, N.C., who shot a deer as big as she is just last week, has been bagging turkeys, deer, quails and rabbits since she was just 10 years old.

"How many men still hunt when they're 97?" she teasingly asked WBTV during a recent interview at her home, which bears taxidermy displays.

More with video @ NY Daily News

9mm recommendation at a deal

It appears EAA is moving away from their Turkish manufacturer SAR ARMs
in favor of their Italian line of "Witness" models.

Both are CZ 75 knock offs.  The one at the link has nothing but high remarks
everywhere I've researched it online other than a few personal quirks.

I have one on order now.  Mine was actually 10 bucks more when I ordered it Sunday.

It went up to 275 yesterday but is back down to a new low today.

It only comes with one mag but mags are available from Buds and some other online sites for low $20's.


PS:    Check out some of the youtube reviews on it.  It’s nothing fancy and a bit quirky in some minor ways, but looks to be a solid piece built by the company that builds most of the arms for the Turkish military.  

It’s a CZ 75 clone and the CZ 75 is a Browning Hi-Power variant, so it’s got good lineage.  The barrel is polished stainless steel rated for 25,000 rounds.

$231.00 and $237.93 @ Bud's

Merry Christmas!

Via grossfater_m


Rubio Enrolls in Obamacare and Accepts Federal Subsidy

Via avordvet
 Image: Rubio Enrolls in Obamacare and Accepts Federal Subsidy

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, one of Obamacare's fiercest critics, has not only enrolled in the federal healthcare program but has also opted to take the generous employer subsidy offered to congressional lawmakers and staff.

"Senator Rubio spent time looking at all the options and decided to enroll through the D.C. exchange for coverage for him and his family," spokeswoman Brooke Sammon told The Tampa Bay Times.

The subsidy, which many Republicans wanted to scrap, will pay up to 75 percent of monthly premiums. Some lawmakers who have already enrolled in Obamacare have chosen not to take the taxpayer-funded subsidy.

According to The Washington Post, at least two senators enrolled in DC Health Link have chosen to waive the employer contribution and at least 11 senators joining their state-run exchanges are waiving the benefit as well.

More @ Newsmax

Conservative Leaders Voice Outrage at Firing of RSC Executive Director

 Representative Steve Scalise (Credit: Jeff Malet Photography/Newscom)

Tensions between the Republican establishment and conservative movement reached a fever pitch Wednesday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attacked conservative groups and a long-time Capitol Hill staffer lost his job as executive director of the Republican Study Committee.

Those developments brought a swift response from the Conservative Action Project, which released a letter signed by more than 50 conservative leaders expressing outrage at Boehner’s remarks and the firing of Paul Teller from his leadership post at the RSC.
We are saddened and outraged that an organization that purports to represent conservatives in Congress would dismiss a staff member for advancing conservatism and working with conservatives outside of Congress. Given this action, and the earlier comments by the Speaker, it is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today.
More @ The Foundry

U.S. Defense blasted for associating with the $PLC

 The Despicable $outhern Poverty Law Center 

More than a dozen organizations, from family values advocates to supporters of the U.S. military, are asking Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to disassociate the military from the domestic terror-linked Southern Poverty Law Center.

A letter signed by the Family Research Council, the Center for Military Readiness, Judicial Watch and others urged Hagel to act.

“As your department considers a review of current DOD training resources, it is imperative that the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) ensure future materials do not rely on information from organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) or any others that engage in groundless and highly pejorative mischaracterizations of long-standing ministries and organizations for their own political purpose,” the letter said.

More @ WND

New Obama adviser wants to cede U.S. oceans to U.N.


President Obama’s new staff adviser, senior progressive strategist John Podesta, is a key player in an initiative seeking more government regulation of the oceans and the ceding of U.S. oceans to United Nations-based international law.

That background could inform Podesta’s agenda in the White House, where he is to serve for one year as a “counselor” to the president. The New York Times reported he will focus on executive orders and so-called climate change issues along with Obamacare.

More @ WND

South Carolina Is About To Pass A Bill To Nullify Obamacare

Via WiscoDave

While we all know that the disaster that is Obamacare is extremely unpopular throughout the country, South Carolina is leading the charge to actually nullify the legislation. House Bill 3101 already passed the state House back in April by a wide margin, and is set to be voted on in the state Senate in January. It is widely expected to pass and then be signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley.

If that happens, it would set up a huge states rights victory and likely encourage other states to follow suit. It will be extremely interesting to see how the feds respond to this…

From the Daily Caller:

More @ Zero Hedge

Feds shut down mint that turned Internet-based bitcoins into physical currency

Via Bill 

The federal government has shut down the nation's premiere bitcoin mint, creating a roadblock for those who are trying to bring the online currency into the physical world.

Agents from the U.S. Department of the Treasury shuttered the Sandy, Utah, business of Mike Caldwell, who had minted about $82 million worth of bitcoins, taking a share of their value as payment, Wired magazine reports on its website.

More @ AL

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback 429/375 HP, 4-Speed

S141 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback KK #1696, 429/375 HP, 4-Speed Photo 1 

 Like its 302-powered counterpart, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was named by its designer Larry Shinoda after his friend Semon “Bunkie” Knudson, who oversaw Shinoda’s work at Chevrolet and then Ford, after the pair defected to Dearborn in 1968. In the process of rescuing the new Mustang, Shinoda created the powerful but agile Boss 302, whose improved chassis and styling were the perfect platform for homologating Ford’s new NASCAR 429 “semi hemi” engine. Thus the Boss 429 was born, built by Kar Kraft in Brighton, Michigan. This 1969 Boss 429 is Kar Kraft number 1696, one of very few still in existence that remains unrestored but for a single repaint in the original Candyapple Red.

More @ MECUM

Hanoi Jane Fonda Foundation Not So Charitable, Records Show

Via WiscoDave

Though Jane Fonda’s private foundation has nearly $800,000 in assets, the group has not made a charitable contribution during the last five years for which it has filed federal tax returns, an apparent violation of Internal Revenue Service rules.

According to the Jane Fonda Foundation’s most recent tax return--filed last year and covering calendar year 2011--the organization’s cash, stock, and bond portfolio was valued at $798,133. The filing lists the 75-year-old actress as the foundation’s president and chairman of the board, and reports that she devotes 10 hours a week to the charitable group.

Top official in Obama birth mystery killed


A key Hawaii official in the dispute over Barack Obama’s birth certificate – who lifted state restrictions to allow the White House to present the document to the public – has died in a plane crash.

Loretta Fuddy, the state health department director, was the only fatality among nine people aboard a Cessna Grand Caravan that went down at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday while heading to Honolulu.

Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC that the other eight people aboard were rescued from the site of the water crash.

More @ WND

God's Mercenaries

As the first post on this new blog I thought it appropriate to explain a little about its purpose and point of view.

I have been deeply involved in one way or another in the fight for liberty the past decade and generally involved in the struggle since the late 1980's. I wrote a booklet called the Constitutionalist and while that helped some to understand the fight, it did not do enough. I have organized events in Washington DC, to no avail. I have written extensively about the legal case for the Constitution and against the tyrants in government and the tyranny has only picked up momentum.

All the while I have known deep down that it went further than some document scratched out by the founders in the heat of a Philadelphia summer.

HHS Secretary called out for criminal obstruction by House Oversight

 HHS Secretary called out for criminal obstruction by House Oversight
........House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said in a letter sent to Sebelius today, HHS “hostility toward questions from Congress and the media about the implementation of ObamaCare is well known.  The Department’s most recent effort to stonewall, however, has morphed from mere obstinacy into criminal obstruction of a congressional investigation.”
More @ Human Events

How To Disable An AK

Via WiscoDave

NC: Rep. Deb McManus resigns after embezzlement arrest

Via NC Renegade

Deb McManus mugshot

State Rep. Deb McManus, D-Chatham, resigned Wednesday, hours after she was arrested on embezzlement charges.

The state Department of Revenue charged McManus, 56, of 11 Pine Forest Drive in Siler City, with three counts of embezzlement of state property. She was released under a $150,000 bond, and her first court appearance was set for Thursday in Wake County.

McManus is the bookkeeper for Carolina Family Practice, a Siler City medical office run by her husband, Dr. Keith McManus. Authorities allege that she helped the practice "embezzle, misapply and convert to its own use" $47,369 in state individual withholding tax between January 2011 and last July.

More @ WRAL

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