Friday, April 25, 2014

CBM: Breeze Band - Blue

Full Mobilization: Either Russia Is Positioning Troops for a Massive Offensive… Or This Is The Most Expensive Military Exercise in World History

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If you’re paying attention to geo-political and economic affairs at the moment, then you cant’ ignore the gathering storm clouds in Europe.

No one at the White House will officially admit it, but we may well be sitting on the cusp of a widespread conflagration. To suggest otherwise is simply naive. The chess game is, without a doubt, in full swing.

After having threatened Vladimir Putin’s $40 billion personal fortune with asset forfeiture last week, the United States continues to push forward with a variety of sanctions against anyone and any nation believed to be providing material support to pro-Russian interests. This morning the S&P ratings agency, likely with the support of U.S. officials, fired a shot across the bow of the Russian economy by downgrading the country to just above “junk status,” a move likely designed to scare foreign investment interests and bank capital to flee the country.

Russia retaliated almost immediately by proposing a scorched earth policy reminiscent of their tactical withdrawal against the Germans in World War II. In essence, should the United States continue its attack on the Russian economy and individual wealth, the country will begin to divest itself completely of Western influence by withdrawing all dollar and Euro denominated assets, selling investment bonds of any country supporting the sanctions, and engaging in global trade through exchange mechanisms that do not involve the dollar.

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Jerry Miculek Sets New Revolver Speed Reload Record – 16 Rounds in 4.01 Seconds

Via Guns Save Lives

Army Veteran and chaplain speaks out against gun control

Feb. 13, 2013 NJ hearing

Just when you thought the Obama Administration’s foreign policy couldn’t get any more ridiculous,

State Department launches hashtag strike on Russia

the State Department sallies forth with a bracing challenge for Russia to respect the lame-o Twitter hashtag they touted last month:

She hopes the Kremlin will “live by the promise of hashtag?”  Was she drunk when she wrote this?  It’s not just social-media theater, either; Psaki mentioned it in a press conference, too, grumbling about the Russians: “I don’t think they’re living by their hashtag.”
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Bundy Press Release

Via LH

Bundy Ranch

We are trading one form of slavery for another.

What I am saying is that all we Americans are trading one form  of slavery for another.  All of us are in some measure slaves of the federal government.  Through their oppressive tactics of telling the ranchers how many cows  they can have on their land, and making that  number too low to support a ranch, the BLM has  driven every rancher in Clark County off the land, except me.  The IRS keeps the people of America in fear, and makes us all work about a third or a half of the year before we have earned enough to pay their taxes.  This is nothing but slavery from January through May.

The NSA spies on us and collects our private phone calls and emails.  And  the government dole which many people in America are on, and have been for much of their lives, is dehumanizing and degrading.  It takes away incentive to work and self respect.  Eventually a person on the dole becomes a ward of the government, because his only source of income is a dole from the government.  Once the government has you in that position, you are its slave.

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New Obama pardon chief tied to ex-domestic terrorist Dohrn Read


The new head of the U.S. pardon office is not only deeply tied to former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers – as WND exclusively reported Wednesday – but also to Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, a co-founder with him of the domestic terrorist group.

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Deborah Leff, currently a senior adviser to Attorney General Eric Holder, will take over the Office of the Pardon Attorney, where she will oversee vetting federal inmate applicants for presidential grants of clemency.

Leff served in the 1990s as president of the Joyce Foundation, an education reform and anti-gun activist group. Obama served on the Joyce Foundation board from 1994 to 2002. He was named to the board by Leff.

WND found that in 1996, Leff appeared with Dohrn, once the FBI’s most wanted woman, as a panelist at a gun violence discussion sponsored by the American Bar Association in Chicago.

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NYT Edits Out Bundy Making Pro-Black, Pro-Mexican Comments

Who would have thunk'........? :)

The controversy over Cliven Bundy’s “racist” remarks has taken a new turn after longer unedited footage emerged showing the Nevada cattle rancher making pro-black and pro-Mexican comments that were excised out of media reports.

The full clip illustrates how the original New York Times report edited out statements made by Bundy both before and after his supposedly “racist” remarks, which when taken in their full context actually constitute a pro-minority position. Media Matters also cut out these crucial comments from their YouTube upload of Bundy’s remarks.

Bundy’s full comments are reprinted below, with the parts not printed by the New York Times and other media outlets highlighted in bold.

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Stopping Power Myths & What Really Matters to Stop Attackers


Another great and favourite topic in survival community is matter of best caliber and weapon for SHTF, and ammo with most stopping power. Stopping power means how quickly and with few bullets you can make threat unable to attack you or anyone else.

I tell you now, even for urban survival and the situation I have been through and speak about in my course, it is more important to discuss water filtering in urban SHTF scenarios than talking about stopping power.

Do not get me wrong, I am perfectly aware that burst from the machine gun in the man standing in front of you will do much more damage (and probably will stop him forever) than shooting at him with a pistol.

I have seen and been in lots of gunfights and in real life, shootings are not so simple that guy with bigger gun wins.

It is about you 

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NC: Common Core Study Committee Final Report: Remove Common Core from the public education system

Our study committee on Common Core held our final meeting today.  After some spirited debate, we voted 9-3 to approve a report including a bill to begin to remove Common Core from the public education system in North Carolina and replace it with North Carolina standards.
The bill, authored by Sen. Jerry Tillman, bears the short title: 


(I know... that doesn't look like a "short" title.  Believe me, it is, compared to some short titles of bills we consider in the Legislature.)
This bill removes Common Core from our State Statutes and creates a new Academic Standards Review Commission.  This Commission will only have one member of the House and one member of the Senate as Chairs, and will also include the Lt. Governor or a designee, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, six members appointed by the Speaker of the House, six members appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, two members of the State Board of Education, and one member appointed by the Governor.  The Speaker and the President Pro Tempore, in appointing their respective six members, "shall consider, but {are} not limited to appointing representatives from the following groups in these appointments: parents of students enrolled in the public schools; Mathematics and English Language Arts teachers; and Mathematics and English Language Arts curriculum experts." 
The purpose of this Commission will be to:

·         review academic standards adopted by the State Board of Education, 
·         recommend to that Board changes and modifications to these standards,

·         review the proposed changes to academic standards submitted by the Board to the Commission, 

·         recommend to the Board assessments aligned to proposed changes and modification that would also reduce the number of assessments administered to public schools, and 

·         consider the impact on educators, including the need for professional development, when making any such recommendations.  

The Commission will be required to assemble content experts to assist in evaluating the rigor of academic standards and involve interested stakeholders in this process while keeping the process transparent. 
In this process, the Commission may contract for professional, clerical, and consultant services, and may also contract with an individual who has an excellent national reputation in the area of school standards and assessments to facilitate the work of the Commission.  I have my own ideas about who that individual should be.  We'll see how that goes.
The first meeting of this Commission must be no later than September 1, 2014.  I hope it will be much sooner than that.  The Commission's final report is due by May, 2016.  The Commission terminates on December 31, 2015, or upon the filing of its final report, whichever occurs first.  Sen. Tillman, the author of this bill, was successful in adding an amendment which allows the Commission to make recommendations to the State Board of Education from the time the Commission begins to meet, and whenever they see the need along the way.  That way, changes that need to be made will not have to wait until the final report of the Commission is submitted.  The Commission is only an Advisory Commission; but it should carry a lot of weight, even if the State Board of Education is resistant.
Of course, this bill still must be considered by the full Legislature before it becomes law effective July 1, 2014.  If enacted, it will mean the removal of Common Core from our statutes immediately on that day.  I expect there will be an effort to move the final report date either to January, 2015 or at least to May, 2015.  In addition, I proposed an amendment to prohibit the State Board of Education from applying for or accepting any federal grant that requires adoption of specific academic standards, assessments, or curricular goals and materials that deviate from the statutory requirements established by North Carolina.  The chairs of our committee agreed with this amendment in principle, but wanted me to work with them to fine tune the wording so that it does not cause constitutional difficulties.  So I expect to be working with Rep. Holloway, Sen. Soucek, and Rep. Speciale to get the bill with that provision ready for a vote during the short session.  What my proposed amendment means is that we will no longer allow the State Board of Education to accept unconstitutional federal interference in North Carolina public education.
I am very pleased with today's results, and look forward to completing this effort to finish off Common Core in North Carolina.  I hope many other States will soon follow our lead.
God bless

Representative Larry G. Pittman
North Carolina General Assembly
House of Representatives
1321 Legislative Building
16 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27601-1096

How an Alabama man's dream almost led to the creation of a Confederate helicopter

In modern terminology, it would have been what we would call a "game changer."

As it was, William C. Powers' invention was nothing more than a dream of a Confederate man who longed to break the stranglehold of the Union forces.

The year was 1862 and Powers, a Mobilian and architectural engineer by trade, was trying to figure out a way to break the Navy's blockade of Confederate ports. Knowing the Southern states did not have the naval power to break through the blockade, he thought of another way to get much needed supplies and commerce out of the ports.

If ships couldn't go through the blockades, maybe a special type of "air ship" could go above it, he reasoned. Or, maybe the air ship could drop bombs on the blockading ships.

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Via Billy

Russian army ordered to advance toward Ukraine border

Via NC Renegade

Thursday, April 24, saw a steep escalation of tensions between Moscow and Kiev after the Ukrainian army killed up to five pro-Russian militiamen in an attack on three checkpoints outside the eastern town of Slavyansk. President Vladimir Putin threatened “consequences.” He added that the legitimacy of the May 25 elections was in serious question. Defense Minister Gen. Sergey Shoigu ordered the Russian army to start drills at Rostov on Don near the Ukraine border.

debkafile’s military sources report that this order amounted to a state of alert, which required the troops to close their distance to the Ukraine border and take up prepared positions as bridgeheads for entering East Ukraine when the order is given.

Ukraine’s acting president demanded that Moscow pull its troops back from the border and stop “blackmail.”

In the past 48 hours, Russian officials have kept up an unprecedented stream of invective against the provisional government in Kiev and the Obama administration’s military, intelligence and financial intervention in Ukraine.

The opening shot was fired by Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who Wednesday, April 23, blamed the US for the “pushing through the most radical scenario” in Kiev to save its $5 billion investment in regime change.

He was commenting on the statement by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who told CNN Monday that the US had invested around $5 billion in supporting democracy in Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov came next. He charged Washington with “running the show very much, very much.” As proof, Lavrov pointed to the timing of the Ukrainian government's re-launch of its security operation just after a two-day visit by US Vice President Joe Biden. The Ukraine army “had been ordered to shoot at people engaged in peaceful protests,” he said. Yet Kiev had failed to disarm its own extremists.

This was rounded off Thursday by Putin, who accused the Kiev “junta” of using the “military machine” to perpetrate a “very, very serious war crime against its own people” and promised “consequences.”

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Holder cancels appearance in OKC amid angry protests


Attorney General Eric Holder canceled an appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department’s graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit.

Mr. Holder was expected to deliver remarks at the afternoon graduation ceremony, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice Department Thursday morning.

A Justice Department spokesman denied that the trip was canceled because of the possibility of a hostile reception. An early meeting at the Justice Department delayed Mr. Holder’s departure from Washington, causing him to miss the graduation ceremony, spokesman Brian Fallon said in an email.

“The attorney general had been looking forward to addressing the cadets, and regrets he cannot attend in person,” Mr. Fallon said. “He extends his heartfelt congratulations to the cadets and their families.”
But Mr. Holder’s scheduled visit to Oklahoma City drew the criticism of several conservative lawmakers who planned the protest in anticipation of his arrival, including Republican state Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, who has said he believes that Mr. Holder should be impeached.

“Our protest has turned into a victory celebration because we frankly didn’t want him here — and we succeeded,” Mr. Wesselhoft said in an interview. “This man has used his position to advance his own political agenda and that’s not right. He swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend it for all of us — not some of us.”

100 Year Old Marine Vet Receives Birthday Cake

Via LH