Friday, March 14, 2014

What Difference Does it Make?

Via III Percent Patriots

In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes:

“But what good came of it at last?” Quoth little Peterkin.

“Why, that I cannot tell,” said he; “But ’twas a famous victory.”

What did it really matter? The poet was asking of the triumph of the Duke of Marlborough — “Who this great fight did win.”

What brings back this poem about the transience of glory and folly of war — during this week’s struggle over whose flag will fly over Crimea — is a wall chart that just arrived from the UN.
“World Population 2012″ projects the population growth, or decline, of every country and continent, between now and 2050.

Most deeply involved in Crimea’s crisis are Russia and Ukraine. Yet, looking at the UN numbers, there seems an element of absurdity in this confrontation that could lead to a shooting war.

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Worst of CT cop's 'bang your door in and come for your gun' rant underreported


I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said "Now you are being silly...but if its the law, I enforce it; I don't make them."

To me THAT was the quote of the story that everyone is missing.

Yep--as if Nuremberg never happened, Peterson evidently believes that "just following orders" justifies any evil--including rounding up victims of a planned Holocaust.

More @ Examiner


Via  u_96



A North Carolinian Estimate of Sherman's Associates


Racing Sherman’s 65,000 man army to Cheraw, South Carolina after evacuating Charleston on 17 February 1865, General William J. Hardee and his 10,000 men continued to Fayetteville and then Averasborough, North Carolina, to establish a strong defensive position. There Sherman was stung for the first time since departing Atlanta on his raid upon farms, old men, women and children.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

 A North Carolinian Estimate of Sherman's Associates 
“On March 7, 1865 General William T. Sherman and his army of mercenaries from Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Prussia, as well as the northern United States, many of whom could not speak English, crossed the North Carolina State line. Behind them lay the smoking ruins of sacked Georgia and South Carolina cities, homeless widows and orphans, and death by starvation.

At Laurel Hill, NC, Sherman halted to refresh his troops, and from here he wired General Schofield in Wilmington that he would be in Goldsboro, NC March 20, 1865 via Fayetteville, NC. On March 12th Sherman and his army of barbarians reached Fayetteville. After plundering the residential section, it was then burned. Also destroyed were four cotton mills, the churches, banks, courthouse and warehouses. Sherman then moved on looting and burning. Any item that could not be carried, including furniture, carpets and farm equipment, was destroyed. Even the cabins of the slaves were robbed by the Yankees.”

(Land of the Golden River, Volume 2 & 3, Lewis Philip Hall, Hall’s Enterprises, 1980, page 101)

Navy Warship 'Accidentally' Fires Torpedo At Nuclear Dockyard

Via WiscoDave

"Had the thing been armed it would have let out a 200-metre blast...You could be talking about a major loss of life," one source noted as The Telegraph reports British military chiefs have launched a major investigation after a Royal Navy warship accidentally fired a torpedo at a nuclear dockyard.

Workers watched in disbelief as the tube-shaped projectile flew through the air before blasting a hole in a security fence and slamming into a storage container. "Someone has obviously pushed the button, presumably by accident - the big question is who," as the Royal Navy stiff-upper-lippedly stated "during a training exercise, an inert Test Variant Torpedo unexpectedly jettisoned onto the wharf. There was no explosion and no casualties." Perhaps they should stay away from the Black Sea for a while - just in case.

Via The Telegraph,

More @ Zero Hedge

1000 New WBTS and Reconstruction photos

Via Robert

Tulane University now has the The Louisiana Research Collection online. This preserves a renowned collection of images pertaining to the Civil War and its aftermath. Among its holdings are more than 1,000 photographs, lithographs, and drawings from the Louisiana Historical Association depicting the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Subjects include political leaders, soldier and regimental portraits, studio portraits of general officers, photographs of memorial committees and veterans’ organizations, and forts and battlefields. Also included are images pertaining to the Army of Northern Virginia, the Washington Artillery, and photographs of Confederate monuments. Many of the images are unique, and many are by some of New Orleans’s more noted photographers.

Illegal Alien Planning to Sue American First Responders Who Saved His Life

Roy Ortiz, an illegal immigrant living in Colorado, was recently rescued from dangerous flood waters by first responders. Now Ortiz, who barely speaks English, is thinking about suing them because "mistakes were made." The argument? Rescuers failed to get him out of a submerged car fast enough and now he's having bad dreams. Ortiz is demanding $500,000 in damages which if awarded, would be paid out by taxpayers.

More @ Townhall

Bill Gates Says Neither People Nor Governments Are Prepared for the Huge Changes Coming to the Labor Market

Via Ryan

Within 20 years, “software substitution” will dramatically reduce the demand for many types jobs, Bill Gates said Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. It’s a gloomy prediction that he says many people, including governments, aren’t prepared for.

Make no mistake, “software substitution” is a fancy way of saying software automation — as in “bots” and whatnot. Many of the jobs that could be eliminated are lower skill occupations.

“Software substitution, whether it’s for drivers or waiters or nurses … it’s progressing,” Gates said. “Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. … 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don’t think people have that in their mental model.”

More @ The Blaze

"We are producing illiterate, unemployable barbarians inassimilable to a First World country."

Despite much wringing of teeth and gnashing of hands about the decline in schooling in the United States, I have seen very little concrete comparison between then and now, whatever one means by “then.” In my small way, as a mere anecdote in a sea of troubles, I hereby offer an actual comparison. Permit me to preview the result: Much of the United States has sunk to the level of the lower ranks of the Third World.

As an example of documented current practice in urban schools—I have seen similar from Detroit, Chicago, and Mississippi—here are a few emails sent to the New York Post by students of Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers. These have been posted by various horrified writers, but I repeat them here in case the reader hasn’t seen them. They concern the students’ support for something called “Blended Learning,” in which one watches a video, answers a few questions, and gets credit. The Post had written a piece critical of same, putting the students into an uproar.

A junior wrote: “What do you get of giving false accusations im one of the students that has blended learning I had a course of English and I passed and and it helped a lot you’re a reported your support to get truth information other than starting rumors . . .”

Right out of Milton, that.

Police: Victim of bat attack kills black assailants

 Who gives a rat's ass?


Police: Victim of bat attack kills black assailants

A maintenance worker in Milwaukee allegedly was held down by two black teens and beaten by a third person with a baseball bat when he shot and killed the two teens, according to police.

James Bell Jr., 19, and Anmarie Miller, 17, were shot to death Wednesday at an apartment building on the city’s north side where the maintenance man worked, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The 39-year-old worker, who has not been named by police, had his injuries treated at a hospital. He then was taken into custody at the Milwaukee County Jail on suspicion of committing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, Milwaukee’s WITI-TV reported.

The third individual involved in the attack was arrested for battery. No one has been charged, and prosecutors are reviewing the case. Police say the incident was caught on video. 

More @ WND

RIP: 'Kissing Sailor' from iconic World War II Photo Dies

Roundabout via WiscoDave

The mystery lady, Edith Shain, in the photograph of one of the most famous kisses in history, gives an interview.

Combat hockey LNAH Joel Theriault VS Gaby Roch (08-03-2014)

Check out the ending. :)

Ron Paul: Putin has "Law on His Side" with Crimean Invasion

Gun store owner refuses to give feds customer list

 80 percent lower receiver
 I believe this is the gunstore where one of my son-in-laws says they have lower receiver parties where many come and do it at one time.  Sounds like fun.:)

The owner of an Oceanside store that sells various gun parts to build a rifle from scratch refused to turn over his customer list to federal agents.

Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor, said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were investigating their business, not for what they sell, but for the people who purchase their products.

Karras said the ATF threatened to shutter their business if they didn’t hand over the names of 5,000 customers who have purchased an 80 percent lower receiver (the base) for building an AR-15.

More @ Fox

Police Shoot Unarmed Airman After Minor Traffic Accident


Police have shot Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Davidson after a minor traffic accident.
Airman Davidson was driving along Interstate 85 in Alabama when he accidentally hit a semi-truck’s mirror.  As he was on his way to exchange insurance information with the driver, Opelicka police officer Philip Hancock told the Davidson to put his hands in the air.

Davidson turned around holding a wallet raised above his head.  The officer then shot Davidson in the stomach, causing serious injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life.

The police did not notify the victim’s family to until the next day.

More with video @ The Libertarian Republic

HHS official resigns, pens a must-read rebuke of federal bureaucracy

 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius attends an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington December 2, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama and his website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a site that continues to face challenges.


A Health and Human Services official has resigned after dealing with the frustration of the “profoundly dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy, which left him “offended as an American taxpayer.”

In a resignation letter obtained by ScienceInsider, David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) — which oversees and monitors possible research misconduct — offers a scathing rebuke of the unwieldy and inefficient bureaucracy that he dealt with for the two years he served in the position.

College cancels diversity ‘happy hour’ after learning event coordinators intended to exclude white people

Via Carl


South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is located in Olympia, Washington. Amongst the many offices the college provides is the Diversity & Equity Center (DEC), which is described as place, “meant to be a safe, hate-free space for ALL students. It is a place where we can connect with our own communities while learning from other communities. It is a place dedicated to respectful learning, community building, and the appreciation of diversity.” So it’s with that in mind that many are wondering why a planned DEC “happy hour” focusingon diversity would seek to exclude white people, as KING 5 News reports.

More with video @ Yahoo

NC: GOA Political Victory Fund Endorses Greg Brannon

In six years, Senator Kay Hagan has done more to harm our Second Amendment than most Senators accomplish in multiple terms.

She has been an avid support of the anti-gun ObamaCare law; she voted for anti-gun Eric Holder; and she supported the Toomey/Manchin universal registration bill. These are just a few of the ways that Senator Hagan has blatantly attacked our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Make no mistake about it, Sen. Hagan has been NO friend of law-abiding gun owners and has been ready to help Harry Reid any chance she can. That’s why it’s time for gun owners in North Carolina to exercise their right to vote and oust Senator Hagan from her office in Washington.

And that’s also why Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is supporting Dr. Greg Brannon in his bid to take Senator Hagan’s seat.

Dr. Brannon operates a successful medical practice in North Carolina, and more importantly, he staunchly supports and defends the Second Amendment like our Founding Founders intended. He has met with our staff, and answered our candidate questionnaire with 100% accuracy.

Dr. Brannon has promised to do all in his power to repeal federal gun control laws and will also work tirelessly to defund and repeal the anti-gun ObamaCare law. He is fully committed to restoring and defending the Second Amendment to its fullest intent.

You can help support Dr. Greg Brannon by visiting his website at and discovering how you can get involved with his campaign.

This is our chance to send a true pro-gun patriot to Washington and to have our Second Amendment protected by a true leader.

Tim Macy
Vice Chairman
Gun Owners of America

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From Carteret County Homeschoolers
 Stock photo
An acquaintance is moving to a smaller house and has a basement full of a train set that needs a new home. This is way too big for most peoples homes and not a toy - it is something a museum or other institution that caters for kids could set up for their entertainment. 
The owner has offered it to some museums already, but so far they haven't even looked at it. It is a fabulous display that cost a fortune, took years to assemble and I'm sure it would enthrall most kids. The owner is pretty despondent about scrapping it all
It is available free, to whoever can use it. If any of you know of any museum, church, club, hospital etc that would welcome such a nice donation and could find the space to set it up (+/- average living room size) - please talk to them and let me know. I told the owner that, between you all, you must know every institution in the area that caters for kids. Please ask around.

Officials: Chinese Spying Helped Develop Stealth Jet


U.S. officials and defense analysts have indicated that China's multiyear cyberespionage operation yielded sensitive technology and aircraft secrets which it was able to use in building its new J-20 stealth fighter jet.

The Chinese cyberspying occurred in 2007, when it compromised military contractors Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman, and included stealing plans for the Pentagon's $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project — the Defense Department's costliest weapons program ever. Designs for nearly two dozen other major weapons systems were also breached, The Washington Post reported.

Other weapons systems accessed by Chinese hackers include the Patriot missile system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, and the Army's ballistic missile interceptor program

The Joint Strike Fighter, also known as the F-35 Lightning II, is the most technically challenging weapons program the Pentagon has ever attempted. The plane relies on 7.5 million lines of computer code, which the Government Accountability Office told The Wall Street Journal is more than triple the amount used in the current top Air Force fighter.

More @ Newsmax