Monday, April 28, 2014


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Chinese Slaves in Peru

Nearly forgotten and overlooked in history is the fate of Chinese slaves in Cuba, and Peru. English Captain F. Trench Townsend reported: “Though the fate of the poor African slave in Cuba is horrible, that of the unfortunate Asiatic . . . struck me as more pitiful.” New England-captained slave ships were being caught off Cuba in 1859 by future Confederate Capt. John Newland Maffitt.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
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Chinese Slaves in Peru

“No words can describe the lot of the Chinese in Peru.  The system commenced in 1849, between which year and 1869, it appears that ninety-thousand Chinese have perished in Peru. What are the causes which have produced this fearful mortality?

The truest causes may probably be found in an important paper submitted by Mr. Murrow, to a meeting of the Association for the Promotion of Social Science, in the latter year [1869].

Mr. Murrow states that the rate of mortality on the passage from China to Peru in immigrant ships has certainly been twenty-five per cent.  The principal mortality takes place after arrival in Peru.  The coolies in guano work are goaded to their labour under the lash.  
The taskmasters are tall, African Negroes, “who are armed with a lash of four plaits of cow-hide, five feet in length, and an inch and a half thick, tapering to a point.”

This weapon is little used during the early part of the day, but about four o’clock in the afternoon it is put into constant requisition, for the purpose of compelling the coolies, who, from weakness or other cause, fall short in the completion of their allotted task.

“The slightest resistance is punished by a flogging, little short of murder, the first six or twelve cuts stifling the agonizing cries of which ring through the fleet.  There is no tying-up, the nearest Chinaman being compelled, by a cut of the lash, to lay hold of an arm or leg, and stretch the miserable sufferer on his stomach on the guano.

The mere weight alone of the lash makes the bodies shake, blackening their flesh at every blow, besides cutting into it like a sabre, and when a convulsive movement takes place a subordinate places his boots on the shoulders to keep the quivering body down.”

On this subject, in commenting on the able speech of Sir Charles Wingfield, in the House of Commons in 1873, the [London] Times says:

“In Peru the fate of the imported coolies is even more abominable.  They are sent to work in the guano pits on the islands which produce that unsavory wealth; they are beaten and chained and passed by bargain and sale from master to master . . . There is a military force to guard them, and to crush any violence to which despair may drive even the most timid of men.  Hope of escape, save by death, there is none; and hence suicide is a common practice, regularly estimated in the probable cost of the labour supply . . . “

To recruit free men in China, imprison them in barracoons, guard them with soldiers, induce them to sign contracts, convey them to Peru and on arrival compel them by force to labour in the guano pits, is that which it might have been supposed no man could have been found to defend . . . [but] shows that a man may be blinded with guano [profits] as effectually as with gold.

A new Treaty has just been negotiated between the Empress of China and Peru, providing for the continuance or renewal of Chinese coolie traffic.  The British envoy at [Peking] has had a hand in the negotiation . . . [but] it is deeply regretted that if called in at all, he did not enter his emphatic protest against the whole affair.”

(The Lost Continent; or, Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa, 1875.  Joseph Cooper, Longmans, Green & Company, 1875, excerpts, pp. 43-47)

The Stainless Banner: Night Has Fallen! Lee Has Surrendered!

I don't know what she said, but enjoyed every minute of it.......:)

Alexander Viktorov interviews Natalia Poklonskaya. Recorded on the day of appointment as Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crime in early March 2014. Natalia was worried, but everything turned out OK. Good luck to you, Natalia!

Bear Charges Bow Hunters In Their Raft

Fred Eichler of Easton Bowhunting TV and his hunting party were travelling down a remote river by raft when they were charged by a huge mother grizzly bear.

The hunters had startled the mother’s cubs while rounding a bend in the river. Eichler tried to scare the cubs away, but he drew the attention of their mother.

Ready to defend her cubs, the huge grizzly charged into the river after the raft. With only eight feet between them, Eichler made a quick move to stop the momma grizz from coming any closer. Watch what he did.

Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition


The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.

It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction — valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon — remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by USA TODAY.

The result: potential waste of unknown value.

More @ USA Today




Dear Compatriots and Friends,
I spent this past weekend [4-26-14] at Beauvoir.  We arrived on Thursday and set up our camps as well as a flag display for our weekend festivities.  On Friday we shared the Confederate Heritage with over three hundred local school children as well as other visitors at Beauvoir.
On Saturday morning we had a troop of Cub Scouts to come in and camp near us.  We entertained them as we shared our Heritage with them.  Our camp cook prepared Saturday supper and Sunday breakfast for them.  On Saturday night we took them to the cemetery and I shared Samuel Hankins' "Simple Story of a Soldier" with the scouts.  As we walked out of the cemetery some of our reenactors charged out of the dark firing their pistols.  The scouts got a real surprise from this.  When we got them back to camp we loaded our muskets and gave them a night fire demonstration.  The kids loved this.
Saturday was also Confederate Memorial Day at Beauvoir.  We participated in this ceremony as well.  It was good to see so many of our Mississippi SCV friends and compatriots.
I would also like to take this moment to commend Greg Stewart on what he has accomplished over the past seven weeks.  Through his leadership and with the devoted help of some volunteers the Presidential Library and the surrounding grounds are making some remarkable improvements.
While at Beauvoir this weekend I came across some information that proves without any doubt that Bertram Hayes-Davis and anyone who supports or associates with him should be exiled from Dixie!  At the very least Hayes-Davis and his cohorts should never ever be allowed to set foot on Beauvoir again.  Let me make myself perfectly clear.  It is wonderful that we have Beauvoir as the "Last Home of Jefferson Davis".  But, there are over 700 reasons asleep in the ground on the Beauvoir property that demands that scalawags, carpetbaggers, or anyone else who attempts to destroy the Confederate Heritage never be allowed to have anything to do with Beauvoir.
The following quotation comes from page 169, 170 and 171 of "Winnie Davis, Daughter of the Lost Cause" by Heath Hardage Lee.  The information in this quote was available when Hayes-Davis was appointed as a director at Beauvoir.
"Now the generations have come full circle, with Bertram and Carol returning willingly to the South to preserve--and perhaps to change--the perception of the Davis Legacy.  They are custodians with a western-Midwestern viewpoint and a commonsense approach to history.

  Bertram and Carol enthusiastically explain their new vision of the historic site.  Beauvoir will no longer be a monument to the Confederate soldier:   it will be revamped according to Varina's stated wish that the property become monument to Jefferson Davis.  Carol confesses that she struggled with this concept until she began to understand that Varina wanted the public to be educated about her husband and all his achievements, not just the legacy of the Confederacy.  Since moving to Mississippi, Carol reveals that she has been having dreams in which Varina visits her--perhaps the Davis matriarch is trying to give her advice on the direction Beauvoir needs to go post-Katrina.  

Perhaps the Davis family's southern mythology will be rejuvenated by the no-nonsense, can-do attitude of Beauvoir's newest director and his wife, who plan to cut through the crusty layers of the "Lost Cause" mythology and examine Jefferson's life and career in its entirety.  They feel the focus on his tenure as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War does not do justice to his other achievements.  Within this process Bertram and Carol will examine the Davis women as well:  Winnie, Varina, Margret, and Margret's descendants.  It is not just the physical structure of Beauvoir they are aiming to renovate.  Understanding the spiritual, social, and personal structure of this most southern of families is integral to their vision for Beauvoir.  Under their leadership the next chapter of the Davis and Hayes-Davis saga may prove to be its most revealing and its most exciting story yet."
We do not need a western-Midwestern viewpoint on our Heritage.  If it is not a Southern viewpoint we do not need it!  Beauvoir has always tried to present the ENTIRE story of Jefferson Davis.  "Will no longer be a monument to the Confederate soldier":   there are Confederate graves on the property, give me a break!  The property was always intended to be a monument to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate soldier.  It is amazing how the politically correct crowd will use only what they want and not the whole TRUTH!  A "common-sense approach to history" is a way to exclude our Confederate Heritage.  This "no-nonsense, can-do attitude" is a vehicle to destroy the Confederate Heritage at Beauvoir.  People like Hayes-Davis are incapable of "understanding the spiritual, social and personal structure" of Southern families.  It sounds to me like Carol has spent more time studying Mary Todd Lincoln than she has Varina or Winne Davis.

Best Regards,

Terry W. Bailey
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Mobile. Alabama

The Geography of American Nerddom

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US Nerds

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One-off Carolina Blue '69 Z28

F229 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  Special Order Paint, Well Documented Photo 1 
Ain't no way its got only 290 flywheel HP.
Generations of Camaro faithful point to the 1969 Camaro Z28 as the ultimate rendition of Chevrolet’s pony car. While that contention can – and will – be argued in the years to come, one thing is absolutely certain: this generously optioned special order example is quite literally one of a kind, as unique as any vintage Z28 could possibly be. Unrestored and original but for a single repaint, its original purchaser, Mr. Lyle Mader of Madison, South Dakota, was not only a knowledgeable buyer but a quite particular one as well. He specified the car to reach the Z28 package’s maximum potential, ordering the full-out combination of dual cross ram induction system complete with two Holley 4-barrel carburetors, two-piece aluminum intake manifold and special hood, a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed manual transmission, 4.10:1 Positraction rear end and power-assisted JL8 4-wheel disc brakes.

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Uncle Sam's Plantation

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Global Warming Alert: Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

polar bears
Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career.
That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told CNS

More @ CNS News

George Will: “Global warming is socialism by the back door.”

George Will doesn’t think much of his global warming critics.

Will recently sat down with The Daily Caller for an extensive interview about politics, culture and his new book, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred.” TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview over the next several weeks.

More with video @ The Daily Caller

Gov. Perry Lures Toyota Sales HQ to Texas from California

 Image: Gov. Perry Lures Toyota Sales HQ to Texas from California

Gov. Rick Perry has scored another good jobs get for Texas, luring Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. sales headquarters to suburban Dallas from its current location in southern California.

The relocation likely will bring much of the Japanese automaker's far-flung U.S. operations under one roof, including sales, service, marketing, advertising, manufacturing and quality, the people said.
Toyota is not the first company to announce plans to leave California for Texas. In February, Occidental Petroleum Corp. said it would move from Los Angeles to Houston.

More @ Newsmax

State Rights in the Confederacy: NC Governor Vance Versus the Government

North Carolina entered the importing business in the later part of 1862, an idea promoted by Adjutant General James G. Martin and supported by Governor Zebulon Vance.  The State purchased the “Ad-Vance” for the purpose of blockade running and the ship soon paid for itself by carrying cotton bales to Europe and using the profits to bring in millions of dollars’ worth of supplies.  Within a year Governor Vance reported to his legislature that he had enough supplies on hand, along with those obtainable at home, to supply North Carolina’s forces through 1865 even if he did not get another dollar from abroad. 
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"Unsurpassed Valor, Courage and Devotion to Liberty"
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Governor Vance Versus the Confederate Government

“In North Carolina the Confederate government stirred up a hornet’s nest when it attempted to enforce its contracts with the steamship companies.  Governor Vance flatly refused to allow any of the steamers in which North Carolina had acquired a share to put on board a bale of Confederate [government] cotton. 

Two days after this, January 6, 1864, [Secretary of War James A.] Seddon remonstrated against the Governor’s obstructiveness, telling him that “the necessities of the [Confederate] government really require adherence to this regulation,” and that he hoped he would not encourage or allow the infringement of the contract requiring the ship owners to carry one-third on government account. 
The next day the Governor replied that North Carolina had 40,000 blankets, 40,000 pairs of shoes, large quantities of clothing, leather and other supplies at Bermuda, and that he must have all the steamers in which North Carolina had an interest to carry these goods. “It is a little remarkable . . . ,” he said, “that the entire importing operations of this State, which have been so successful . . . seem to have met with little else than downright opposition rather than encouragement from the Confederate government . . . “

Then came delays of his ships at Wilmington, and the impressments of his coal by the Confederate government to furnish the privateers.  Now, he said, the climax had been reached in the attempt of the government to force private blockade runners . . . to carry a third of their cargoes on government account. He felt sure that the [private blockade-running] companies would stop all their vessels, since there would be no profit left . . . if the regulations were enforced he would countermand their sailing.
On January 14 [1864] Seddon replied that the steamship companies whom Vance had taken under his special protection were all foreigners, solely interested in getting as much cotton . . . out of the country in return for as little service and sacrifice as possible . . .   

Soon afterward, on February 17, 1864, the law . . . empowered the President [to regulate] all private import and export trade, leaving the States free to carry on their own trade in vessels owned entirely by the State.  Immediately . . .  all ships going out and coming in must carry one-half of their cargoes on Confederate account.” 

(State Rights in the Confederacy, Frank L. Owsley, Peter Smith, 1961, pp. 133-137)

First Video Evidence of Volunteer Russians Among Ukrainian Separatists

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A Call to Collective Resistance

Via Michael 


All Germans shall have the right to resist any person seeking to abolish this constitutional order, if no other remedy is available. [Official English translation of the German Bundestag]

BLM Siege At Bunkerville - The Real Story

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  Undeveloped BLM grazing land near Bunkerville, April 2014

 Developed former BLM land near Bunkerville, May 2013

Neil Kornze joined the Bureau of Land Management in 2011. He has been leading the BLM as Deputy Director for the past year.  Before his appointment, Kornze worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
In 2013, following a five year recession, business in Mesquite, Nevada, five miles north of Bunkerville and 80 miles north of Las Vegas, began a miraculous recovery. Millions of dollars began to be invested in the area, and tired resort properties were lavishly refurbished. Retirement communities such as Sun City Mesquite sprung back to life and realtors began to again find buyers for expensive riverside or golf course frontage homes.
However, unbeknownst to the public, several miles down the Virgin River from the City of Mesquite, a lone hold out Mormon rancher named Cliven Bundy was about to throw a wrench in the works and bring anticipated development in the Riverside Road and Gold Butte area to a sudden stop because his cattle were "trespassing" on some of the most desirable real estate in Clark County.  He was to act alone because all his fellow ranchers had sold their spreads earlier.
Enter United States Senator Harry Reid.

Cliven Bundy

Via Sioux

Screw them, he ought to double down. Ain't no way this makes a hill of beans as to what is necessary to bring this country to it's senses and there is no way an honorable man can converse with commies anyway.

It has become clear that Cliven Bundy was transgressed by the New York Times, his words taken out of context and retailed in such a way as to mean something they were not. Bundy is no racist, and the attempt to make him look like one is another step downward in the collapse of American national media.

But conservatives still have a right -- in fact, a responsibility -- to be annoyed with Bundy.

Stuart's Horse Artillery


I saw the Medal of Honor story on your site. Confederate heroes have their own medal of honor
As Maj. Breathed was an officer in Stuart's Horse Artillery & since I a reenact in a battery named for Stuart's Horse Artillery, one of Breathed's descendants invited us to the ceremony. 
We marched through Hancock, provided an Honor Guard and fired canon after the ceremony. I have attached some pictures.
The canon on the right in the picture was an actual original federal tube that was captured and used by Stuart's Horse Artillery. 
Since I had at least seven ancestors in SHA, it was an honor to fire that gun. In the picture, I am in the #3 position just to the right of the obelisk.

I thought you might enjoy!


"You have to be kidding me" Tow Truck Fail Original Video

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Little Washington NC: Tornado report from my cousin
On Friday Evening around 710 PM, a tornado E3 touched down about about 300 to 400 yards from the front of my home.  I had no damage to my home or property, just some twigs and pine cones in my yard and deck.  It did take out a building in a field across from me and several trees at the beginning of my street.  Prior to getting to my area, it came across my brother’s home and did extensive damage to it and it will probably be condemned.  
My brother’s home is about 3 miles or less as the crow flies from me.  The following video shows some of the damage to his home.  The video also reports a 94 year old lady being thrown from her mobile home into a field.  She lives about 1/2 mile to the east of me right off of 264.  She suffered only a broken arm or leg (I believe).  The power went off immediately and came back around noon on Saturday.  We are so thankful my brother and his wife were not injured or others seriously injured.  My house did shake as it went by.  More chances for severe weather is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with today and Friday having less of a chance for it.
Cousin Colby

Russian and Ukrainian armies shaping up for initial military clash over Slavyansk

Via NC Renegade

Russia and Ukraine were heading Sunday, April 27, for their first battle over the rebel-held flashpoint town of Slavyansk, debkafile’s military and US sources report. The outcome will determine who controls the Donetsk region and possibly all of East of Ukraine – the separatists or the provisional government in Kiev.

With a superior, professional and well-trained force armed with a preponderance of fire power, the Kremlin has several options to choose from for this engagement:

1. To order the 11,000 troops, based at Rostov on Don 40 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, to cross over and head for Slavyansk and Donetsk.

2.  To send a tank column against the 15,000 Ukrainian troops deployed over the weekend around Slavyansk. According to Russian sources, the force from Kiev is armed with 160 tanks, 230 armored personnel carriers and 150 pieces of artillery and missiles.

3.  To send warplanes and helicopters from the giant Russian airbase of Tsentralniy - a prospect gaining ground in recent hours. This action would broaden the engagement into a major war operation between Russia and Ukraine.

4.  Moscow, Kiev and their backers may understand how such a war began, but once it is under way, no one can tell how it will end.

5. In the event of a major escalation, Moscow ill have to decide whether to throw into battle the special rapid deployment and paratroop units stationed at Tsentralniy, which are held ready for intervention in the Middle East and are now in reserve for action in Ukraine.

6.  The Kremlin must decide whether to go for an overall invasion of Ukraine.

More @ DEBKA File

Shocking moment a Tennessee police officer choked an unresisting college student until he fell UNCONSCIOUS

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 Three to one: The young man did not resist arrest, according to the photographer who shot the images

A Tennessee photographer has captured the frightening moment a police officer used what looks like excessive and unnecessary force on a college student.

The sequence of photographs show the young man, Jarod Dotson, 22, from Knoxville, complying with Knox County deputies as they lead him to a police van at the University of Tennessee, before an officer uses two hands to choke the student until he is unconscious.

Dotson was arrested, along with a number of friends, during a wild college party celebrating after a week of finals that spilled out onto the street on Saturday night.

More @ Daily Mail

Police Chief: US Heading Towards ‘Police State’ (Videos)


I ran across a piece at This Can't Be Happening,  that is disturbing to say the least, where not only are police shootings of unarmed civilians discussed, so is the militarization of our local police forces in the US, with statistics that should drop the jaw of anyone reading it.  While those statistics tell a story, perhaps the most damning statements about the US becoming a police state comes from the Chief of Police in Upper Dublin, PA., Terrence Thompson, who states that he understands the need for more powerful weapons to counter the weapons now used by criminals, but points out how SWAT, for example, is being used in a manner that it was not created for and how high powered weapons are being utilized in situations where there is no need. Chief Thompson also lets the public know exactly where he sees the US heading:

Thompson decries what he calls “camo creep” in policing, a trend he says is at least partly driven by “politicians who don’t see where this is going.” 
And where is that? 
“I don’t like the idea of a police state, but that’s where we seem to be heading,” he says.

My only disagreement with Chief Thompson would be that we are not heading towards being a police state, as the videos below clearly show, we are already there.