Thursday, March 6, 2014

Marine who shielded his comrade from grenade blast to receive MOH

Via LH

Hero: Kyle Carpenter is to receive the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to save a friend

A Marine who was left disfigured after fearlessly shielding a comrade from a grenade blast in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, it has emerged.

Kyle Carpenter, 24, will reportedly be presented with the nation's top military award later this year, becoming only the third Marine from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive it.

While no formal announcement has been made, officials told the Marine Corps Times that plans are being finalized for a ceremony in Washington later this year.

Carpenter, from South Carolina, lost his right eye and most of the teeth in the November 2010 blast, which also shattered his jaw and broke his arm in dozens of places, leaving him heavily scarred.

More with video @ Daily Mail

Avalanche Control with M60 tanks

Via The Feral Irishman

1779 Girandoni air rifle as used by Lewis and Clark fits Feinstein Definition of Assault Rifle

Via The Lonely Libertarian

Video repost.

How’s this for an “assault rifle”… 46 Caliber (.46″), Semi-auto, accurate rifled barrel, 22 round magazine that can be emptied in 30 seconds, will run 2 magazines before it slows down, enough power to go completely through a 1″ thick pine board at 100 yards… AND, it’s from 1779… Yes…

A semi-auto, bad-ass rifle that’s about 235 years old… AND, it’s not a “firearm”… it’s pneumatic.

Obama Promises Illegals: Obamacare Sign Up Info Won't Be Used for Deportation

Absolutely worthless.

Admits "prosecutorial discretion" on immigration has already stretched his "administrative capacity very far." 

In a joint town hall with Telemundo and Univision, President Obama made a pledge that his administration will not use Obamacare sign up data to deport illegal aliens:

"Will we hear from you a pledge, a personal promise, that the information provided in the registration process will not be used for deportation purposes in this country?"

"Absolutely," Obama said, putting his hand down for emphasis.


Somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world

Just heard this for this first time on Carolina Beach Music Broadcasting and I thought an excellent adaptation.

The Alamo


The Moneychanger


On 6 March 1836 after 13 days of fighting, the siege of the Alamo ended when Santa Anna's Mexican army of 3,000 defeated, overran, and killed the 189 Texas volunteers. But in one of history's oft- repeated turnarounds, 46 days later the victors became the vanquished when General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna in an 18 minute battle at San Jacinto. About 630 Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, but only 9 Texans died. The Alamo defenders managed to delay Santa Anna long enough to enable militia to gather under Sam Houston.

My favorite flag of the Texas War for Independence is called the Gonzalez Flag. Under a lone star it pictures a cannon over the motto, "Come and take it." It was the Texians' response to the Mexican commander's demand for the surrender of the weapon. The ensuring fight was the first of the war. The motto directly translates the response of Spartan King Leonidas to the Persian army's demand they surrender their weapons: "Molon labe -- Come and take 'em." It's the same response free men always make.

NC: Teacher Forces Student to Turn T-Shirt with Bible Scripture Inside Out – School Promptly Corrects Teacher

J. Sam Gentry Middle School in Mt. Airy, North Carolina was the recent site of a violation of freedom of speech, but also a quick restoration of that violation. On Wednesday, a student was told by a teacher to turn the t-shirt they were wearing inside out. Why? Because it had a Bible Scripture reference.

A young girl, who has not been identified, was told to turn her t-shirt inside out for a Scripture reference which was emblazoned on the front. According to one parent, whose daughter is friends with the girl, it was a physical education teacher, whose decision was backed up by the assistant principal. So far, I have been unable to confirm the teacher involved or whether an assistant principal was involved in the matter.

Principal Paige Badgett spoke to Freedom Outpost about the incident.

"That has been rectified," said Badgett, referring to the incident that took place on Wednesday. "It was wrong, and you, as well as I know students have a freedom of speech and can wear t-shirts."

NC: Board members take first step in liberalizing concealed carry laws


The first steps toward liberalizing Rowan County's concealed carry laws were taken Tuesday by a handful of planning board subcommittee members in a small room at the county office building.

Although members agreed to expand the range of environments in which a person with a concealed carry permit could bring a firearm, the changes to the county ordinances will not be effective until the subcommittee's recommendations go through the full planning board and then Rowan County commissioners.

The effort ultimately is geared toward aligning the concealed carry laws of the county with those that became state law in October.

Northern Degradation of the Free Negro

Despite a fanatical urge to free the black man from the slavery inherited from the British colonial system, the abolitionists either did not want the free black in the North, or treated them with disdain if they lived among them.  Author J.C. Myers wrote in 1849 that the fanatic New England abolitionists were so perfectly mad on the subject of slavery that their whole soul was filled with burning gall, and they were ever seeking an opportunity to “spit . . . venom on the South, for the purpose of withering down her institutions, even at the very hazard of shivering into fragments, our glorious Union.”

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
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Northern Degradation of the Free Negro

“All the social advantages, all the respectable employments, all the honors, and even the pleasures of life are denied free Negroes of the North, by pious Abolitionists full of sympathy for the downtrodden African,” Parson Brownlow told his Philadelphia audience in 1858.    

Daniel R. Hunley . . . [heard] Henry Ward Beecher describe the condition of free Negroes more graphically and authoritatively than any Southerner could have done: “They are refused the common rights of citizenship which the [Northern] whites enjoy . . . They are snuffed at even in the House of God, or tolerated with ill-disguised disgust . . . We heap upon them moral obloquy more atrocious than that which the master heaps upon the slave.”

In 1828 a Southern visitor to New York was served “by an intelligent young man of colour” who indicated that he was seriously considering returning South to his master who had taken him and his wife North to manumit them.  He had rejected the idea of going to Liberia, because the reports from there were that it was “the most miserable place in the world. I had rather remain here.”

When the white man then pointed out that if he returned South he could not know into whose hands he might fall in the event of his master’s death, he replied that he would prefer to take that chance than to remain where he was.

When a former slave went to Cincinnati to live, his difficulties were numerous; and when there were no work opportunities, he was accused of stealing. In his plea of guilty, he made a statement that . . . “Since I came here,” he said, “I have been kicked about and abused by all classes of white men; can’t get work from no one; and to borrow money . . . that is out of the question.”

He concluded by saying that as soon as he served his time on the chain gang he would return South and become a slave.”

(A Southern Odyssey, Travelers in the Antebellum North, John Hope Franklin, LSU Press, 1976, pp. 151-152) 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Kicked Off Staples Property

Members of the Massachusetts chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tried deliver a petition with more than 12,000 signatures at Staples headquarters in Framingham on Tuesday morning to Staples' CEO but were asked to leave the property.

Obamacare Study: Needed treatments can be denied 'even if patient is willing and able to pay'


A new report from officials with the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at National Right to Life warns that one of the things in Obamacare that ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised Americans would discover is that they will not be allowed to spend what they choose on their own health care.

The extreme position was revealed by a special report from the NRLC, titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Access in the United States,” which analyzes four fundamental policy areas of Obamacare.

It finds several areas through which the federal health care law “will drastically limit access to life-saving medical treatment under the law.”

“These four areas include: the ‘excess benefit’ tax coming into effect in 2018, the current exclusion of adequate health insurance plans from the exchanges, present limits on senior citizens’ ability to use their own money for health insurance, and federal limits on the care doctors give their patients to be implemented as soon as 2016.”

“For pro-life Americans concerned about the impact on innocent life – both born and unborn – the policies of Obamacare couldn’t be worse,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, as the study was being released on Thursday.

More @ WND

Crash: Obama Approval on Approval Plummets to 33 Percent in Ugly New Poll


We've seen more than a few a few horrific polls for Barack Obama over the course of the last few months, but the latest nationwide survey from Fox News may well be the worst of the bunch. One brutal result after another:

(1) Obama's overall approval/disapproval hit an all-time low in the series at (38/54), with just 28 percent of independents, 39 percent of women, and 38 percent of young voters approving of his job performance.

(2) The president earns dreadful marks on every issue polled: (36/58) on the economy, (36/59) on healthcare, and (33/56) on foreign policy -- a startling new low. I can't imagine why people are so unimpressed.

More @ Townhall

US imposes visa restrictions on Russian officials as Obama signs sanctions order

 Alleged Russian soldiers in full body armour and armed with assault rifles next to the besieged Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye close to Simferopol.
 Alleged Russian soldiers in full body armour and armed with assault rifles next to the besieged Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye close to Simferopol. Photograph: Daniel van Moll/NurPhoto/Rex

It's over with Husein.  Quit playing games.

At a press conference in Crimean capital of Simferopol, Rustam Temirgaliev, the region’s deputy prime minister, said the referendum was being held purely to ratify the decision of the Crimean parliament to join the Russian Federation, and the parliament had appealed to Russia to assist with this.

He said the decision, which also gave the go-ahead to the territory to begin preparations to join Russia, “comes into effect from the current moment”. The referendum would be held “only to confirm” the decision.

Temirgaliev said that as of Thursday, the only legal troops on Crimean soil were the Russian army. “Any troops of a third country will be treated as illegal band formations, with all the consequences that entails,” he said.

More @  The Guardian

Commie Venezuela

I Have the Smoking Gun in Obama’s IRS Scandal

Via avordvet

 Image: MRC

IRS official Lois Lerner is finally testifying in front of Congress Wednesday.

Still, the media and Republicans in Congress are missing the larger picture. They keep thinking this scandal involves nameless, faceless Tea Party groups. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. That’s what Obama hopes we all think. This “IRS targeted the Tea Party” is the distraction to make us miss the real scandal. Congress needs to expand this investigation.

The real scandal is that this was a widespread criminal conspiracy by the Obama White House to use the IRS to target, persecute, intimidate and silence Obama’s critics and political opposition.

And I believe I personally have the smoking gun to tie the Obama White House to this scandal.

Congress needs to ask Lois Lerner and other IRS officials about the targeting of individual critics of Obama…good Americans with names and faces and families…who they tried to destroy and intimidate…people like me. That story will resonate with the American people. That story leads to the impeachment of the President.

The second of Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment was for the crime of using the IRS to punish his political opponents. The difference is that Barack Obama’s IRS scandal makes Richard Nixon look like a minor league rookie.

More @ The Blaze

1963 Chevrolet Corvette 7 11 Race Car Used in the Movie Viva Las Vegas

 S129.1 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 7 11 Race Car Used in the Movie Viva Las Vegas Photo 3
 Visited many a Virginia girl's college riding in one of these.

In the 1960s Harry Mann advertised his Los Angeles dealership, Harry Mann Chevrolet, as the largest Corvette dealer in America, but when the new 1963 Z06 made its race debut in the October, 1962 Times Grand Prix at Riverside, Mann and his driver Gary Pickens were relegated to the sidelines. Chevrolet had issued only four Z06 Corvettes for the race; none of them had gone to Mann, and none would be available to dealers until December 1962.

Undaunted, Mann and Pickens ordered a new 1963 Corvette Split Window coupe equipped with the L84 fuel injected 327/360 HP engine as used in the Z06, the goal being to assemble all the other pieces needed to build their own. The new car arrived to a flurry of modifications that included a roll cage, a comprehensive weight-reduction program and competition brakes. A recreational gambler, Pickens completed his new racer by painting his number - 711 - as dice on the doors, hood and rear deck.

More @ MECUM

Crimea's parliament votes in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia, referendum scheduled

The parliament of the disputed Crimean Peninsula has voted in favor of leaving Ukraine to become part of Russia, with a referendum on endorsing the move to be held later this month.

The parliament, which enjoys a degree of autonomy under current Ukrainian law, voted 78-0 with eight abstentions in favor of holding the referendum and joining Russia. Local voters will also be given the choice of deciding to remain part of Ukraine, but with enhanced local powers.

In other developments:

More @ Fox

Western assertions about Crimean dispute overlook Moscow's basing-rights agreement


Russia’s military presence in the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine has been described as an “invasion” and a “takeover” of the region by troops that now have surrounded two marine bases in an ongoing stand-off.

However, Russian troop movements on the Crimean Peninsula are permitted under a 1997 Partition Treaty signed between Russia and Ukraine, as long as there are not more than 25,000 Russian troops.

At present, the Russians have about 16,000 troops on the peninsula, which means a further increase of troops would be permitted.

More @ WND

Man Arrested For Talking About Guns On Oregon Bus

Via Jeffery
Image: TriMet Bus (Yelp).

An Oregon man riding a public bus was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Tuesday for allegedly mentioning firearms during a conversation.

According to reports, a TriMet bus driver claims to have overheard comments made by 41-year-old Patrick O’Brien Nolin, who is accused of telling another passenger that he was carrying a firearm.

TriMet police were immediately called to the scene and began approaching the bus at the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Preparing to board, officers suddenly received new reports claiming that Nolin was not only armed, but had his firearm “cocked and loaded.”

Police carefully made their way onto the bus before finally confronting Nolin, who it turned out had no firearm or weapon whatsoever. Despite breaking no law, police decided to arrest Nolin anyway, charging him with “Interfering With Public Transportation,” a Class A Misdemeanor. Nolin was released on his own recognizance several hours later.

More @ InfoWars

Kerry Grovels To Russia: “President Obama And I Want To Make It Clear We Are Not Seeking Confrontation”…

Via Ryan

Putin reassured he has nothing to fear from the Obama regime.

Via Washington Examiner:

Speaking to reporters in Kiev, Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for moving military forces intoUkraine, but specifically said the U.S. was not seeking confrontation.

Keltec PLR22 and Crickett Pistols" Tactical meets Traditional.

Via Oleg Volk

Reliable 50rd drums make PLR22 a viable defensive arm for the recoil-sensitive

At first glance, Keltec PLR22 and Crickett Hunter .22 pistols Could not be more different. Keltec is a semi-auto feeding from 10, 25, and 50 round magazines, Crickett is a single-shot bolt action. They do weigh nearly the same (PLR22 is 2.8lbs, Hunter is 2.5lbs) and have similar barrel length (10.1 "on the PRL vs 10.5" for the Hunter), but in every other aspect they fall on the opposite sides of the. 22 pistol spectrum. 

More @ All Outdoor

When Progressives, Communist Tyrants and Radical Theocrats Start To Beat The Drums Of War…

Via III Percent Patriots

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enters the courtyard at the Union Bank Building where she spoke at the annual Boys and Girls Club fundraiser luncheon in Long Beach, Calif., on March 4, 2014; comparing Vladimir Putin to Hitler. (Photo by Brittany Murray/Long Beach Press Telegram)
What happens when everything the Progressives have pushed for is about to fail? When economic collapse is all but imminent? What do the elitists do when their bag of tricks is emptied? Their last trick, the last card up their sleeve is the war card. Historically predictable… it always comes to this. Enter Hillary Clinton.

This has nothing to do with putting Putin in his place, as if we are in any position to do so. It’s theater, especially since I believe that not only did Obama know this was coming four months ago, he’s got an agreement with Putin and is carrying out an agenda. Obama, Kerry, Clinton and the rest don’t give a flying crap about the Ukraine. They don’t give a fig for Europe either. They care about saving their sorry asses – their wealth, power and status. Now you see Hillary comparing Putin to Hitler – legitimizing whatever the Progressives do financially or militarily. It’s just words and hype – a wink among comrades. We’ve already promised 1 billion to the Ukraine and Europe promised 15 billion this morning. With what money? Fire up the printing presses boys and load up on ink and paper!

From Press-Telegram:

More @ Noisy Room