Friday, February 7, 2014

“All Jews are Secessionists, Copperheads and Rebels”

Those of the Hebrew faith in the North did not enjoy the friendly inclusiveness of the antebellum South.  An Associated Press writer visiting Northern-occupied New Orleans wrote this chilling statement: “The Jews in New Orleans and all the South ought to be exterminated.  They run the blockade, and are always to be found at the bottom of every new villainy.” 
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
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“All Jews are Secessionists, Copperheads and Rebels”

“An indication of the anti-Jewish tendency of the age was the common practice of Northern newspapers to identify as a “Jew,” “Israelite,” or, worse yet, a “German Jew,” any Jew who was apprehended in or suspected of carrying on disloyal activities. Jews who enlisted in the Army, or whose names were reported in casualty columns were never identified as such; but a wrong-doer was promptly catalogued for the public mind . . . [whether in Iowa, New York or Vermont]. 

This journalistic technique was at one and the same time the product of prejudice and an agency for its dissemination.  It fixed ever more strongly in the mind of the reader the myth of the dishonest, law-breaking Jew.  As one [Northern] reporter put it, “How could you expect a Jew quartermaster to be honest?”

In the political sphere, the fact that Judah P. Benjamin, high statesman of the Confederacy, was a Jew, provided a convenient slur with which all Jews could be defamed. Crude and insulting references to his religious origins were commonplace at the very beginning of the war and during election campaigns.  The catalogue of public figures who attacked him as a Jew would include, among others, Senator Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, General Benjamin F. Butler; Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts; Governor John Brough and Senator Ben Wade of Ohio.

It could only be prejudice and bigotry which would prompt an editor to single out prominent Southern Jews for special treatment.  The same conclusion must be reached in a consideration of those Republican journals and papers which accused all Northern Jews of being enemies of the Union.  Articles by the “Lounger” in Harper’s Weekly said that all Jews were secessionists, copperheads and rebels.
In California, the American Flag [newspaper] of San Francisco announced that “a large majority of the wealthier Jews of California, and particularly of San Francisco, are copperheads . . . adherents of the last, lingering, horrid despotism of the Dark Ages, which were dismal with the wail of their forefathers.”  The Jews, apparently, whether there were many or few who preferred the Democratic party’s policies, were not to be permitted the choice accorded to other citizens. 

[Banker] August Belmont was a particular target for the Republican press and party spokesmen, even though (or perhaps because) he had married into one of America’s most distinguished non-Jewish families, was rearing his children as Christians, and maintained no affiliation with Jewish activities or religious life.  In Philadelphia, a [Republican] Union League speaker made it a point to refer to “the Jew banker of New York;” an orator at the Cooper Institute of New York made some insulting comments about Belmont and his “knot” of German Jewish bankers . . . “   

(American Jewry and the Civil War, Bertram Wallace Korn, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1951, pp. 158-161

1922 Dixie Flyer Firefly Speedster: Only Known Survivor of 7,469

When the automobile was in its infancy nearly every city and large town in America boasted at least one enterprise engaged in the manufacture of cars. Most of these companies and their vehicles are lost to history. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is pleased to present a survivor from this era that has traveled half way around the world to return to its home. 

On temporary exhibition is a 1922 Dixie Flyer Firefly Speedster, which was manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky, exported to Australia, saved from the junkyard, restored and finally purchased by Kentucky Trailer, the company that originally built the car! The Speedster will be on display at the museum until the spring of 2011.

Miracle Healing - North Korean Style

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Trey Gowdy blasts Obama - "How can President say there was not a smidgen of corruption!"

Virtual President Bill Whittle discusses Public Schools

The Obama effect: NRA’s ‘American Rifleman’ surges to top 25 magazines in America

"American Rifle" magazine published by the NRA

New gun owners want to defend Second Amendment

President Obama’s second-term effort to get Americans to hate guns has backfired. Not only did firearm sales in 2013 blow out all records, interest in learning more about Second Amendment issues has risen dramatically.

This is evidenced by the news that circulation for the magazine “American Rifleman” has broken into the top 25 magazines in the country, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

The magazine, which is published by the National Rifle Association (NRA), surged 29 percent to 2.2 million readers in the second half of 2013 over the same period the previous year.

At the same time, circulation for all magazines was down 2 percent during that time frame.  (The NRA publication took the place of the racy men’s magazine “Maxim” which fell from 2.5 million to 2 million subscribers.)

The left’s Valentine to defiant Jihad-enabler Lynne Stewart

The left's Valentine to defiant Jihad-enabler Lynne Stewart

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Bleeding-heart progressives across the country are raising money for “an evening of music, song and sharing love for recently released People’s Lawyer Lynne Stewart.” Warm fuzzies for one of the world’s most notorious terrorist helpers? I can’t think of a more stomach-turning way to mark the holiday.

Thanks to the Obama administration, Stewart walked out of prison on New Year’s Eve. She is reportedly suffering stage-four breast cancer. Now she’s passing the plate among her supporters, asking them to foot the bill for her health insurance deductibles and co-pays, as well as for a “special diet, vitamins and other healing methods.” What, no Obamacare?

More @ Human Events

Replace dollar with super currency


The World Bank's former chief economist wants to replace the US dollar with a single global super-currency, saying it will create a more stable global financial system.

"The dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial and economic crises," Justin Yifu Lin told Bruegel, a Brussels-based policy-research think tank. "The solution to this is to replace the national currency with a global currency."

Lin, now a professor at Peking University and a leading adviser to the Chinese government, said expanding the basket of major reserve currencies — the dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and pound sterling — will not address the consequences of a financial crisis. Internationalizing the Chinese currency is not the answer, either, he said.

More @ China Daily

"The Ship that Would Not Die:" USS Laffey Gun Mount 53 Video

Via Adam

Here the new video exhibit now in GUN MOUNT 53. This is also accompanied by lights blinking off and on and the floor has vibrators hooked up. When the gun fires or planes crash onboard or alongside, the floor vibrates. It is quite loud and very well done. Lee Hunt, who was in the handling room below the mount during the Kamikaze Battle, April 16, 1945, said that it was a SUPER VIDEO and WAS AS CLOSEST TO REAL AS YOU CAN GET !

Full Episode


The USS Laffey was in reality two great vessels with the same name--the first, DD-459, fought to the death in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. The second, DD-724, was at the center of World War II's most intensely brutal kamikaze attack, where it earned the nickname "The Ship that Would Not Die." The crew casualties, however, were high: Over 30 perished and another 70 were wounded.

Widespread riots now in my country. My thoughts on riots.

Like I said before, situation can change from good to bad quickly. Especially when people are tired of whats going on. In my country 40% of people have no jobs, widespread corruption, prices are expensive for almost everything. There are now riots in several cities in my region here, spreading all over the country.

I have been in riots before, and also been in riots that lead into the full scale war we had, so there are few things that I want to explain you about riots:

More @ SHTF School

School officials deeply troubled over guns appearing ON SIGNS BANNING GUNS

screenshot of required Illinois sticker found by way of Village of Oak Park IL

Administrators at a school in the South Suburbs of Chicago are up in arms over a state law (House Bill 0183) that requires schools to post small signs announcing that guns cannot be carried in schools.

The new law relates to a new concealed-carry license law, reports the SouthtownStar, a suburban newspaper. Schools in Illinois did not allow guns previously. Now, though, schools — and government agencies, liquor stores and certain other organizations — must post 4-by-6-inch stickers as visible reminders that guns are forbidden on premises.

Many schools in the Chicago area — and, presumably, other parts of the state — have already posted the small stickers in compliance with state law. Others expect to post them over the next couple weeks.

Rand Paul demands Dems return money raised by ‘sexual predator’ Bill Clinton

 ** FILE ** Former President Bill Clinton, left, is seen on March 9, 2004, in New York. Monica Lewinsky, is shown in an undated promotional photo provided by Fox. Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Democrats should remember President Clinton's sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky before turning their criticism to Republicans' attitudes toward women. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer/FOX, S.Jones, File)

Sen. Rand Paul, who has been in a bit of a tiff recently with the Clintons, says that any Democrat who has raised campaign money with former President Clinton should return the cash to protest his sexual behavior in the White House.

Speaking on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program, in an interview airing Sunday, Mr. Paul said Democrats are being hypocritical by criticizing Republicans as waging a war on women while at the same time embracing Mr. Clinton, who was impeached for lying about a sexual relationship with a White House intern.

Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama?

The first mainstream comedian to talk about Benghazi-gate is off the air, despite high ratings

The day after Jay Leno signed off on 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show, suspicions still abound as to why he was canned despite still being on top of the ratings. Could the fact that Leno was the first mainstream comedian to criticize Obama on sensitive issues such as Benghazi-gate have contributed to him being ejected by NBC?

Whereas virtually every late night comic has made superficial sideswipes at Obama in recent years, Leno took the unusual step of taking a conservative talking point, Benghazi-gate, and incorporating it into his Tonight Show monologue on two separate occasions.

The first example occurred back in October 2012, when Leno quipped, “Don’t ask – don’t tell” is back. Not the gays in the military. It’s President Obama’s new policy for questioning about Libya. Don’t ask – don’t tell. That’s the big story. The Republicans are accusing the White House of successfully engineering a massive cover-up of the Libyan attack. But on the plus side, it’s the first time in four years the Republicans have credit to Obama for doing anything successful.”

More @ Info Wars

Democrats Block Widow of Murdered Police Officer From Testifying Against Obama DOJ Nominee Debo Adegbile


Last month Maureen Faulker, the widow of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, requested a chance to give testimony against President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Her husband was killed in 1981 by former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of murder in 1982.

Thirty years after the conviction, nominee Debo Adegbile voluntarily took up Abu-Jamal's case and the cause in the name of race during his time as the head of NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley asked for Faulkner's request to present testimony be granted, but Democrats have blocked her from doing so. The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote today on Adegbile's nomination.

More @ Townhall

IRS hearings: ‘This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.’

IRS hearings: 'This scandal is not over. The lying has not stopped.'

Cleta Mitchell, attorney for an assortment of Tea Party groups that received very special attention from Barack Obama’s politicized Internal Revenue Service, lowered the boom on what she described as a “sham, non-existent” Justice Department investigation of the scandal during House Ways and Means Committee hearings on Thursday:
“I want to make three primary points here today,” said Mitchell.  ”First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not pretend, it’s real.  Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone-headed bunch of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the United States told the American People on Sunday.  And, number 3, the IRS scandal is not over.  It is continuing to this day.  And the Department of Justice Investigation is a sham.  It is a nonexistent investigation.”

Her one-sentence summary of the scandal was powerful stuff: “The IRS, at the direction of some political elites in Washington - not in Cincinnati, but Washington – took what had been, for decades, a process of reviewing applications for exempt status that, for 501(c)(4) organizations, could be expected to take three to four weeks, and they converted that process into one that took three to four years, and in some cases is still not over.”

More @ Human Events

The Murder of Sam Davis

Roundabout Via Tom


The Murder of Sam Davis / The most celebrated enlisted man killed during the Civil War. By James Solomon. Hardback, dust jacket, first edition, 342 pages, non-fiction narative of the last 18 days of the Civil War hero's life.  Includes Afterward, Photos, Endnotes, and Index

Ben Carson: 'We're dealing with an extremely corrupt administration'


Dr. Ben Carson, the brain surgeon turned popular political analyst, told WND Obama administration officials are “acting like the Gestapo” with the Justice Department indictment of Dinesh D’Souza coupled with the Internal Revenue Service’s political targeting of the administration’s critics.

“I believe we are dealing with an extremely corrupt administration,” he said.

Dr. Carson himself became the subject of an IRS audit after criticizing Barack Obama’s policies at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington last year.

“I’ve always been someone who has been very careful about my finances and the way I take care of my business,” said Dr. Carson. “I’ve never undergone this kind of scrutiny before, but then it comes after the prayer breakfast. They’re harassing my family. They’re harassing my colleagues. And they’re not finding anything – so that just makes them dig a little deeper.”

More @ WND

Jails in 6 states put inmates on Obamacare, costing the federal government millions and boosting the program's enrollment numbers

Via avordvet

 Obamacare's enrollment statistics will also increase artificially as inmates are enrolled as soon as they are booked and fingerprinted

Obamacare is fast becoming a tool to save counties money that they would otherwise spend on health care for inmates who have not yet been convicted of crimes.

The Affordable Care Act excludes convicts, but opens a loophole for jail officials who want to avoid using their own budgets to help sick prisoners awaiting trial.

Taxpayers in all 50 states will cover the costs for county governments as Obamacare's expenses spiral upward.

Obamacare's enrollment statistics will also increase artificially as inmates are enrolled as soon as they are booked and fingerprinted .

Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursday’s Hearing — That’s When a GOP Rep. Showed He Wasn’t Having Any of It

Via avordvet

 Congressman Tried to Shut Down a Tea Party Leader at Thursdays Hearing    Thats When a GOP Rep. Showed He Wasnt Having Any of It
 Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of King Street Patriots, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 (AP)

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) dismissed a Tea Party leader’s concerns over supposedly being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to swoop in with a revealing set of questions.

The incident occurred Thursday during a hearing of the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee on the IRS’ alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

Testifying before the committee was Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the King Street Patriots.

During her opening testimony, Engelbrecht recounted the close scrutiny her family and her small business underwent from multiple federal agencies soon after she applied for her group’s tax-exempt status, suggesting that the reviews may have been politically motivated.

“After nearly 20 years of being in business,” Engelbrecht, said during the hearing, “and no agency coming to visit with us, the succession of agencies that have now come to us — for all manner of things — begs the question.”

“The statistical probabilities of what happened to me happening, without political motivation is staggering,” she added.

More with video @ The Blaze

Attorney: Feds not interviewing IRS victims


'The FBI and Justice Department haven't talked to any witnesses in this case'

The attorney for many conservative organization alleging illegal and unconstitutional treatment by the IRS says the Justice Department investigation into the misdeeds is a non-existent “sham” and the malfeasance goes far deeper than most Americans are aware.

The debate took on new life Sunday when President Obama told Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” committed by the IRS, that the issue had been thoroughly investigated and the only culprits were a couple of low-level staffers in Cincinnati who improperly applied the law.

Cleta Mitchell was one of several witnesses Thursday before a House hearing into the alleged IRS abuses. She says the president could not be more wrong. First, she asserts there is no completed investigation and she’s not even sure one ever existed.

“I have not been contacted until, interestingly enough, about two hours after I submitted my formal testimony which outlined all the things that if the FBI ever bothered to call me I would actually tell them. It became clear to me that the Democrats on the committee are calling and talking to the Department of Justice and getting information. I think that they had the Department of Justice call me. I still haven’t spoken to them,” Mitchell said.

“I know they haven’t talked to any of the organizations. I would have heard about that because I deal with so many of these groups on a regular basis,” she said. “So the FBI and the DOJ have not talked to any of the victims or the witnesses in this case and yet the president announces blithely on Sunday the conclusion of the investigation.”

More @ WND

End 'Intimidation and Harassment' of Tea Party Groups


Top Republicans in the House and the Senate insist the Obama administration is using new proposed IRS rules to continue its "harassment and intimidation" of conservative groups, and they are calling on the new IRS Commissioner to abandon the plans.

In a joint letter issued Wednesday to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also contend that, much like the agency's targeting of tea party groups which stifled their influence in the last two election cycles, the latest round of rules are a new attempt to silence them in the run-up to the 2014 elections.

The rule, which hasn’t been finalized, could limit spending from outside groups officially classified as non-profit social welfare organizations.

The groups spent more than $310 million over the two-year 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance. Some $265 million of that -- about 85 percent -- was from organizations that align with Republicans, according to the watchdog group.

"It is our view that finalizing this proposed rule would make intimidation and harassment of the administration's political opponents the official policy of the IRS and would allow the Obama Administration to use your agency as a partisan tool," the lawmakers wrote in the letter signed by nine other colleagues.

More @ Newsmax

The Farce Is Complete: Blythe Masters Joining CFTC

Via Terry

Blythe Masters Jamie Dimon

We thought today's newsflow and "market action" ranked pretty high on the absurd surrealism scale. And then we saw this.
That's right - you read it correct: "Blythe Masters, head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s commodities division, is joining an advisory committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Steve Adamske, a spokesman for the regulator. Masters, 44, was invited by acting Chairman Mark Wetjen to sit on a global markets committee at the Washington-based regulator of futures and swaps, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Masters is scheduled to participate in a CFTC meeting on Feb. 12 to discuss cross-border guidance on rules, the person said."
Ok - ignore, if you will, all alegations about Blythe Masters "interventions" in the precious metals markets.

But don't ignore Blythe's CNBC interview in which the soon to be former JPMorganite said, days before the London Whale fiasco was exposed and so were JPM's attempts to corner the bond market, that JPM has "offsetting positions. We have no stake in whether prices rise or decline. Rather we're running a flat or relatively flat matched book" - a statement that was a bold faced lie, and was followed up with "what is commonly out there is that JPMorgan is manipulating the metals market. It's not part of our business model. it would be wrong and we don't do it."

No, Blythe had much greater manipulative ambitions, namely becoming the next Enron, which we learned after than the FERC fined JPMorgan - and the group ran by Blythe Masters - for manipulating electricity prices in California and other states.

Fast forward to today when we learn that this certified commodity market manipulator just got a job with none other than the head commodity regulators in the US? 

In other words, you too can get a job at the CFTC if only you can answer yes to the following two questions (h/t Manal):

Unnecessary Evils

Take heart America, the counter-revolution is nigh. From an historical point of view no system of government has survived the changes taking place in America right now. That is not to say that it will not get uglier before it gets worse, but no government has withstood the radical political, economic and religious attacks Americans currently suffer without revolt.

It is difficult to imagine what event will finally trigger the revolt against the revolution that has taken place over the past hundred years or so, but it is coming. Just as Communism lasted for roughly seventy-five years, the progressive revolution, albeit a creeping revolution, has been taking place for the past hundred years in America. Now it comes to a head, with all of the varying forces of oppression openly avowed against liberty, against capitalism and against societal norms, the face of the revolutionists have been revealed.

While the revolutionists have quietly changed every aspect of American society by molding them into statues of patriotism; hiding them behind principles of Christianity and waging war against "inequality" (which is revolutionist code for their war against private property) they were able to distract the masses. They think they have changed America, but they have only fooled Americans.

Insofar as they have been able to alter, pollute and re-define American institutions they have only caused the American people to distrust these institutions.

"Let's Dance"


Via Blue

"Reconnaissance Marine Corporal Todd Love Wounded in Afghanistan....Proceeds to Skydive, Surf and run the Spartan race with a gas mask, no legs and one hand." 

None given, Sir.