Friday, February 21, 2014

How 'Bout You

Schoolchildren exposed to sex games at Cal Berkeley

Sad. The culprits should be beaten to within an inch of their life and that's being kind.

Hundreds of elementary and middle-school students touring the campus of the University of California at Berkeley received a startling “education” when they witnessed some of the vulgar displays associated with the university’s observance of National Condom Week.

UC President Janet Napolitano, the former Department of Homeland Security secretary, also was on campus Feb. 13 as a man dressed in giant penis costume walked around handing out condoms.

Also on display last week, the College Fix reported, were an assortment of “sex-themed activities such as a vagina-anus condom toss, a vulva and anus ‘pin the tail’ and a condom water-balloon game.”

An undergraduate student at the university told the College Fix that events also included an “insertive condom fisting activity to show how stretchy these sexy condoms can be.”

“There were kids walking by and looking and being confused,” UC Berkeley student Claire Chiara said. “It’s just really inappropriate.”

More @ WND

FCC blinks – drops newsroom 'monitor' plan

The Federal Communications Commission, under intense fire this week for proposing to install government agents in radio, television and even newspaper newsrooms to look at how editorial decisions are made, abruptly backed away from the plan today.

The confirmation was from Shannon Gilson, a spokeswoman for the federal agency. She said the plan was part of the FCC’s overall look at access to the media marketplace.

“Last summer, the proposed study was put out for public comment and one pilot to test the study design in a single marketplace – Columbia, S.C. – was planned. However, in the course of FCC review and public comment, concerns were raised that some of the questions may not have been appropriate. Chairman Wheeler agreed that survey questions in the study directed toward media outlet managers, news directors, and reporters overstepped the bounds of what is required. Last week, Chairman Wheeler informed lawmakers that that commission has no intention of regulating political or other speech of journalists or broadcasters and would be modifying the draft study. Yesterday, the chairman directed that those questions be removed entirely,” she said. 

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January 2014 Meeting: SCV Private Bryan Jackson Buck Camp # 1769, Peletier NC

Compatriot Andrew Velez gave a most interesting lecture on his Great, Great Grandfather Basil Merrill Riggs.  Private Riggs enlisted from Onslow County, NC on July 1, 1861 for the War and was mustered in as a drummer boy. He was wounded on July 1, 1862 near Richmond Virginia and returned to duty January 1863.  He was wounded again and captured at Gettysburg July 3, 1863.  The date including his parole and exchange are missing from the records.  Private Riggs next shows up on his company's muster rolls as being absent wounded and on parole from September until October 1863 until admitted to a hospital in Richmond April 10, 1864 with gunshot wound of the neck.  Absent sick through August 1864.  Captured once again on September 22, 1864 at Fisher's Hill, Virginia and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland ("starved at Point Lookout.") until paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, James River, Virginia for exchange on March 17, 1865.

GOOD OL' REBEL SOLDIER by Major Innes Randolph, C.S.A. Oh, I'm a good old Rebel soldier, now that's just what I am; For this "Fair Land of Freedom" I do not give a damn! I'm glad I fit against it, I only wish we'd won, And I don't want no pardon for anything I done. I hates the Constitution, this "Great Republic," too! I hates the Freedman's Bureau and uniforms of blue! I hates the nasty eagle with all its brags and fuss, And the lying, thieving Yankees, I hates 'em wuss and wuss! I hates the Yankee nation and everything they do, I hates the Declaration of Independence, too! I hates the "Glorious Union" -- 'tis dripping with our blood, And I hates their striped banner, and I fit it all I could. I followed old Marse Robert for four years, near about, Got wounded in three places, and starved at Point Lookout. I cotched the "roomatism" a'campin' in the snow, But I killed a chance o' Yankees, and I'd like to kill some mo'! Three hundred thousand Yankees is stiff in Southern dust! We got three hundred thousand before they conquered us. They died of Southern fever and Southern steel and shot, But I wish we'd got three million instead of what we got. I can't take up my musket and fight 'em now no more, But I ain't a'gonna love 'em, now that's for sartain sure! I do not want no pardon for what I was and am, And I won't be reconstructed, and I do not care a damn!

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Caracas-based blogger: Venezuela has imploded, video shows cops shooting civilians: Socialism leads to misery

Via southwind

" . . . you don't need the media to hear your neighbor's screams."

There is a scandal in the United States, and this one is not about anything the government has done. This one is squarely on the media, which is virtually ignoring what's going on in Venezuela. There, the population is rising up en masse against the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro - the successor to the late anti-American strongman Hugo Chavez.

An on-the-scene blogger named Francisco Toro, writing for the online Caracas Chronicles, excioriates the international news media for its dereliction of duty, making clear that the situation in Caracas has reached the point of a violent meltdown, while the news media dithers:
Dear International Editor:
Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night.What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.
What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.
Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.
People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees.
There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmenshooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.
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Liberal Students Have a Funny Definition of 'Diversity'
 Got one on my car.  Love it! :)

Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumes handy.

Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss?

At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor, Robert George, to have a debate. The two men are friends, and by all accounts they had an utterly civil exchange of ideas. But that only made the whole thing even more outrageous.

"What really bothered me is, the whole idea is that at a liberal arts college, we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion," Ching told the Daily Gazette, the school's newspaper. "I don't think we should be tolerating [George's] conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society."

Swarthmore must be so proud.

More @ Townhall

Jefferson Davis artifacts no longer on display at Fort Monroe

Via Robert

Artifacts used to depict Jefferson Davis' imprisonment at Fort Monroe will no longer be displayed at the Casemate Museum because the items were returned to the Davis family.

The items, including a pipe used by the president of the Confederate States, were removed from display Wednesday. The family will ultimately decide what happens to the items, Casemate Museum director Robin Reed said.

"Some artifacts are leaving because they belong to the Army," Fort Monroe Authority Executive Director Glenn Oder said. "Some of them are simply not ours."

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Goodlatte & Forbes Ask DOJ to Appeal Court Decision That Allows Gang Members to Stay in U.S.

Via Cousin Joel

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Va.) today sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking what the Department of Justice plans to do in light of a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that could endanger our communities by allowing criminal gang members to receive asylum in the United States or withholding of removal by simply claiming that they have renounced their membership in the gang.

CA: Orange Co. Sheriff changes concealed carry permitting to de facto “shall issue” in wake of Peruta

At least one law enforcement agency in California is changing the way it grants concealed carry permits as a direct result of Peruta v. San Diego.

The Orange County Sheriff’s department is dropped the “good cause” requirement yesterday, and is adopting a policy that sounds a lot more like a voluntary “shall issue” process (my bold below):

The Orange County sheriff loosened requirements Wednesday for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit in light of a recent federal appellate court decision that deemed many urban counties in California to be overly restrictive in saying who can and can’t carry a concealed weapon.

Local applicants seeking a permit to carry a concealed weapon now only have to say that they need one for self-defense or personal safety.

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Adak Debuts Latest Adventure Trailer At International Sportsmen’s Expo In Gelndale, Az

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ADAK Adventure Trailers introduces their one-of-a-kind vehicles at the Phoenix International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE), Feb 20-23.

These trailers are perfect for every hunter, fishermen, or camper for multiple outdoors activities. It’s a year-old company taking camping trailers to a new level, leaving RVs in the dust.

Many great outdoor locations exist 10 or more miles off a paved road where most trailers cannot go. The ADAK trailers can go anywhere a vehicle can tow them because they’re designed to withstand tough conditions. Custom torsion bar suspension is used to create stability, a smooth ride and to insure there is nothing hanging below the trailer to get caught.
“No pavement, no problem,” said Warren, owner of ADAK.
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Update On The American Spring: "You Better Make Your Choices Now."

Via LH

American Spring has made some changes to their phase list that are much more palatable to me. They have emphasized all actions will follow Constitutional principles while they engage in demonstrations and civil disobedience. They do reserve to themselves the right to respond defensively in kind to violence against them. The establishment cannot expect any less.

Ukraine's Crisis, Not Ours

Via comment by DWEEZIL THE WEASEL  on Dispatch From Kyiv – 20.02.2014


Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed.

Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.

In short, the reality in Kiev is more complex than the black-and-white cartoon of Vladimir Putin vs. the freedom fighters drawn by our resident Russophobic elite. Perspective is in order.

First, though portrayed as a tyrannical thug, Viktor Yanukovych won the presidency of Ukraine in 2010 in what international observers called a free and fair election. He may not be Marcus Aurelius, but his remains the legitimate government.

Second, high among the reasons Yanukovych chose Russia's offer to join its custom union over the EU is that Putin put a better deal on the table.

More @ Townhall

Opposition leaders sign deal with president to end crisis in Ukraine

Shots rang out and tension remained high in the streets of Kiev Friday, as Ukrainian protest leaders signed a deal with Ukraine's president to defuse a political crisis that has left scores dead and hundreds injured.

After hours of European-led negotiations, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed an agreement with opposition leaders Friday that calls for early elections, a new constitution and a new unity government. The deal promises presidential elections will be held no later than December, instead of March 2015 as scheduled.

Many protesters say December is too late -- they want Yanukovych out immediately.
Ukrainian authorities also will now name a new government-- including opposition figures --within 10 days. The deal says the government will not impose a state of emergency and both sides will refrain from violence.

It's a "good compromise for Ukraine. Gives peace a chance. Opens the way for reform and to Europe. Poland and EU support it,'' European Union mediator, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, said in a Twitter post Friday.

More @ Fox

Former CIA official accused of misleading lawmakers on Benghazi

Via LH

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is facing accusations from Republicans that he misled lied (to) lawmakers about the Obama administration's role in crafting the bogus storyline that a protest gone awry was to blame for the deadly Benghazi attack.

Among other discrepancies, Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee allege Morell insisted the talking points were sent to the White House for informational purposes, and not for their input -- but emails, later released by the administration, showed otherwise.

"We found that there was actual coordination which could influence then -- and did influence -- what CIA conveyed to the committees about what happened [in Benghazi]," Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., told Fox News.

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Inside The Army’s Spectacular, Hidden Treasure Room

Via WiscoDave

 The room consists of dozens of collapsable "hallways" filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet.

It is called the Center of Military History.

It is located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript…

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True Nature of Survival


When SHTF started, in the time when great majority of us thought that what was going on around us is something like temporary rioting that got a bit out of control, city services still worked in some parts of the city, everybody was waiting for madness to stop.

In that short period before s. hit the fan with full force, people usually lost their lives because they did not recognize situation.

People were out rioting, stealing, fighting. But all that was still like “moderate”

NC: Wilson City Council bans concealed guns

Via Anthony

Anyone with a concealed handgun permit will no longer be able to take guns into any city government building, park or recreational facility.

The Wilson City Council approved by a 5-2 vote an ordinance Thursday that bans concealed handguns from any building owned by local government and at any municipal recreation facility, including athletic fields, swimming pools, gymnasiums and their associated facilities.

Councilman Donald Evans, who spoke against the ordinance in November, and Councilman Logan Liles voted against the ordinance. Councilwoman Gwen Burton and Councilmen A.P. Coleman, Tom Fyle, Derrick Creech and James Johnson III voted for the new law.

Daniel Cox, a Wilson resident, veteran and former military officer, spoke before the vote and asked the council to uphold his right to bear arms.

"Gun control as a means of public safety is an ineffective means of preventing violence,” Cox said. "It has effectively only accomplished disarming responsible law-abiding citizens.

"Since its inception, gun control has been a political mechanism to make people feel safe without actually providing any measurable security. Therefore, I ask that you oppose this ordinance and make a commitment to support the inalienable rights afforded to us in our Constitution.”

"Social Worker for Every Child" Bill Passes


In Edinburgh yesterday, the Scottish Parliament passed the “Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill” by a vote of 103-0 with 15 abstentions. This legislation, which is specifically intended to fulfill Scotland’s perceived obligations under the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), includes a provision to assign a specific government worker to every child at birth. These “named persons” will be charged with safeguarding each child’s welfare and with representing the state to the family. Giving a state actor, in place of or alongside parents, responsibility for children is a drastic measure usually reserved for cases of child abuse or neglect – but Scotland has deemed it necessary to guarantee the “best interests” of every child as called for in the CRC.

There is no doubt Scotland’s provision will be praised by the CRC Committee and held up to the rest of the world as an exemplary implementation of the treaty. Nor will it take long for other nations, hungry for the approval of these UN “experts,” to follow in Scotland’s shoes.

Surely such a thing could never happen in America, though. Boston and Edinburgh are separated by 3,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean (and a bit of Scottish soil) – a daunting stretch of ocean which many of our forebears courageously traversed to secure for themselves and their posterity the freedom to raise their families in liberty.

What’s more, our Supreme Court once held that “The statist notion that governmental power should supersede parental authority in all cases because some parents abuse or neglect children is repugnant to American tradition.” Parham v. J.R., 442 U.S. 584 (1979)

Unfortunately, we are not in that America anymore.

One need look no further than the latest headlines to find parents right here in America having their decisions overruled without cause by government workers.

Fifteen-year-old Justina Pelletier has been held by the State of Massachusetts for over a year against her wishes, her parents’ judgment, or the advice of her doctors, because of a diagnosis disagreement with Boston Children’s Hospital. Justina, who was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease (or “mito,” a chromosome disorder that creates a broad range of symptoms), went to BCH in February, 2013, for flu complications. While there, attending physicians rejected her mito diagnosis and removed her from her prescribed regimen, claiming instead that she had a somatoform disorder -- that her problems were all in her head. When her parents disagreed, the hospital called in state actors to remove the girl from her parents’ custody. Although the prior mito diagnosis had been issued by a duly licensed physician at a respected teaching hospital, and although its treatment was effective for keeping her symptoms in check, the hospital accused the parents of medical child abuse for accepting their own doctor’s diagnosis over that of BCH.

Sadly, after a year under BCH treatment for her new diagnosis, it would appear Justina’s “imagination” is growing stronger; she is now wheelchair bound and deteriorating rapidly.

Desperate to save his daughter, Lou Pelletier last week defied a gag order issued by the court and took his story to political talk show host Glenn Beck. Now he has been charged with contempt for speaking up.

The Pelletiers return to Massachusetts family court on Monday (Feb. 24) in hopes that the judge might miraculously return their daughter to their care and let her get the help she needs. A trial date for the contempt charge has not yet been set.

Sadly, stories like this are not rare anymore, and there are more such cases every year. Maryann Godboldo in Detroit. “Baby Sammy” Nikolayev in California. Sarah Hershberger in Ohio. (These stories and more were included in our recent State of Parental Rights in America.)

Parents in America are losing their rights to, well, parent. How long will it be before our children, too, are assigned a social worker for life the moment they are born?

The proposed Parental Rights Amendment can halt this madness. It will erect a barrier around your parental rights that the state cannot violate. (In cases of abuse or neglect, however, the government would retain its rightful authority to intervene.)

And here’s how you can help.

First, if you are not yet receiving our emails, you can sign the petition to support the Parental Rights Amendment at Or donate to continue our efforts at You can also join the growing list of volunteers in your state by signing up at

Second, you can call your congressman and urge him or her to support HJRes. 50, the Parental Rights Amendment, by becoming an official cosponsor. They can contact Martha Van Lieshout in Rep. Mark Meadows’ office to be added to the list (which you can see at You can reach your congressman through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find their direct contact info by clicking on your state at

Scotland will soon have a state worker assigned for every child, and other nations will no doubt follow. But here’s a better idea: How about a parent for every child? And let’s halt the government at the door!


Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research

Amateur treasure hunter finds Roman gold hoard

Via Daily Timewaster 

German archaeologists have recovered a find of over a million euros worth of Roman gold and silver jewellery from an amateur treasure hunter who dug it up illegally in a forest.
The unnamed treasure seeker came across the buried treasure, estimated to be worth more than €1 million, while searching a wooded area in southern Rhineland-Palatinate with a metal detector.

The trove includes a number of leaf-shaped solid gold brooches which are thought to have formed part of the decorations from a coat of high office which once belonged a very important Roman ruler. They date from the late antiquity period - around the time of the fall of the Roman Empire.

Experts say the find could be the largest and most magnificent collection of late antiquity pieces ever found in Germany. It also includes a solid silver bowl set with gold and stones and a set of gold and silver plated statuettes which formed part of a military commander's portable chair.

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