Friday, September 5, 2014

The Fenwick Treasure at Williams & Griffin!

Via Daily Timewaster

During the last week of the Trust’s excavation at the Williams & Griffin store in the High Street at Colchester, we discovered buried treasure… It was actually uncovered by Trust archaeologist Adam Wightman, who was the site supervisor. As he excavated the group of small finds, they were revealed to represent a collection of fine gold and silver Roman jewellery. The jewellery had been buried for safekeeping in a small pit dug in the floor of a house during the early stages of the Boudican Revolt in AD 61. Colchester is famous for its remarkable archaeology, but this treasure is a really special discovery – it represents the first Roman hoard of precious metals ever found in Colchester town centre. It is very exciting for us, as we only find precious metals very rarely.

The treasure is archaeologically significant because it was buried under the Boudican destruction debris, and it tells a powerful story. The jewellery was buried under the floor of a house which was subsequently burnt to the ground, along with the rest of the town, and the jewellery was never recovered – until now. Burnt foodstuffs lay scattered on the floor, with a collapsed wooden shelf. The remarkable find of human bones which we uncovered recently on the site had been lying near the buried treasure, in the debris of destroyed buildings. Two of the bones show evidence of injuries which suggest that fighting and a violent death took place here during the Revolt. The Revolt was when the native Britons rebelled against the Roman occupation of Britain; they burned down the Roman towns of Colchester, London and St Albans and massacred their inhabitants. However, the Roman army suppressed the revolt and Britain remained part of the Roman empire.

Our excavation at the Williams & Griffin store has just finished. Much analysis of the finds and results remains to be done, so this is an early provisional interpretation.


Obama's Aerial tour of a Wisconsin Indian Reservation

Via Cousin John

Obama took a private plane flight over an Indian Reservation in Wisconsin...............

Comment by Anonymous on = Common Core teacher: Kids 'not comfortable' with 9+6

Priceless. :)

Watching this video just made me dummer. I thought I knew that 9+6=15, but now I'm just so confused. Oh, my. What if the equation was 6+9? Do I borrow a 1 from the 6 or the 9? Is there a loan application I have to fill out to borrow the one? How much interest is involved? I just can't take all this stress. Oh, what to do. What if 6 doesn't want to borrow 1 from 9?  Maybe there are sanctions to consider. Maybe Obama won't let me borrow 1 from Putin. I think I'm loosing my mind. Thank you common core. 

The video, if you missed it. :)


NC: Mattie Rice

Via Carl

The itty, bitty picture the rag posted, with an ulterior motive, obviously.
 The actual image.

Mattie Rice, a slave's daughter who urged Union County to erect a marker honoring the Confederate Army service of her father and other slaves, died Monday in High Point, her family said. She was 91.

The Union County native is believed to be among the last people in the state with a parent who was enslaved, said Earl Ijames, (A good man) a curator at the North Carolina Museum of History.


"Her fortitude and her dignity was evident from the first moment I met her," said Ijames, who also had supported the marker drive. He praised Rice's persistence over the years in highlighting her family background, work that illuminated a long-forgotten chapter of state history.

In December 2012, Rice helped dedicate the marker in Monroe to her father and nine other Union County men. Nine of the men were slaves and one was a free black man, all of whom served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War then received tiny (The same as white Confederates, dorkhead) state pensions for their service late in life.

The granite marker at at the Old County Courthouse is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation to honor black men who worked, willingly or not, for the Confederacy. The marker was placed in front of a century-old Civil War monument from the Jim Crow era.

Rice's father, Wary Clyburn, died in 1930 at about age 90 when his daughter was 8.

During the war, he ran away from his plantation in South Carolina to join his master's son, working as his bodyguard and cook. He spoke proudly about risking his life to save the son, dragging him to safety after he had been wounded in battle, Rice recalled. 

Muslim beheads 82 year old woman

An 82-year-old woman has been beheaded in a London garden by a man with a machete.
Palmira Silva, a widow and grandmother, was decapitated outside her house in Edmonton, north London, on Thursday (UK time) in an apparent frenzied assault by a 25-year-old man who randomly targeted victims.
I was just so very scared. Five minutes after I heard him screaming the police knocked on my door and told me I had to get out 
Witnesses said they saw the man, wielding a foot-long blade, attack a passing vehicle and a cat before roaming back gardens for a victim. Police believe the man also tried to attack two people at another home in the street, Nightingale Road, but they were able to escape without injury.

Can Pump-Action Shotguns Be as Fast as Semi-Automatics?


Jeff Johnston has heard more than one pump-action shotgun aficionado claim to be just as fast as their semi-automatic favoring peers. Is it really possible? The BullShooters take a closer look.

The Background

In many duck blinds and on quail hunts I’ve heard some pump-gunner spout: “A good pump gun in trained hands is just as fast as an semi-automatic.”

Well, being a fan of semi-automatic shotguns like the Benelli Super Black Eagle, or an M4 that can fire 8 shots in under a second, or nearly any other one, my BullShoot-O-Meter registered red faster than a Porsche’s tachometer in a drag race. So I had to ask: Is a pump really as fast as a semi?

The Initial Thoughts
Certainly it would seem that a mechanically operated semi-auto shotgun would have the advantage over a pump, which requires a brain to tell the shooter's muscles to pump it. But in reality, muscle memory can bypass cognitive thought with enough practice, saving time. Still, it’s tough to see how a pump could be faster.

The Expert Deferral
Jeff Cramblit is a professional 3-gun competitor who shoots for Team Benelli. His strong suit is the shotgun discipline.

M1 8 Crash

Via u_96

Can't figure out what happened and they were probably all killed instantly, but if they weren't, they sure as hell died before the firecrews finally got there.  Should be thrown in jail for starters. Unbelievable.

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Hot Extract

Bombshell Claim: Security Operators on the Ground in Benghazi Say They Were Told to ‘Stand Down’ — and That’s Not All

Via avordvet

An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Five security operators responsible for guarding the CIA station in Benghazi, Libya insist they were told to “stand down” the night of the deadly 2012 attacks, arguing the order prevented them from likely saving the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others.

The claim is made in a new book titled “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Scheduled for release next week, it is the first public account of the deadly attacks from security personnel who were on the ground that night.

More with video @ The Blaze

Virginia Flaggers: I-295 Memorial Battle Flag Raised at Cold Harbor

On the third anniversary of the founding of our organization, the Va Flaggers are pleased to announce the completion of our third Interstate Memorial Battle Flag project.  Last month, a 9x12 Army of Tennessee pattern Confederate Battle Flag was quietly hoisted up a 45’ pole, high on a hill, on a parcel of land adjacent to north bound Interstate 295, near Cold Harbor.   
Raised just days after the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the Hanover County Confederate Monument, she will fly as a living, breathing reminder of the courage and sacrifice of our Confederate Veterans.  This memorial was made possible through the diligence of several Va Flaggers, the continued and generous support from folks across the U.S., and the dogged determination of one 15 year old boy to honor his Confederate ancestors, several of whom fought in battles in Hanover County.


WHEREAS, in April 1861, the Commonwealth of Virginia, in order to retain her honor, exercised her Constitutional Right to secede from the Union; and

WHEREAS, Virginia, known as the Mother of States and Statesmen, did not make this decision lightly but only after exhaustive efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the issues which divided Southern and Northern states failed; and

WHEREAS, the sons of Hanover County, Virginia heeded the call of their Mother State by the tens of thousands to defend their country, their Commonwealth, their home and their family from an invading army; and

WHEREAS, these brave Virginians of Hanover County fought in the Confederate Armed Forces alongside other men from across the South; and

WHEREAS, these men sacrificed their all and spilled their blood defending the sacred soil of both Hanover County and Virginia; and

WHEREAS, their sacrifices Hallowed the Ground of Hanover County such as Hanover Courthouse, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Seven Days, First and Second Cold Harbor, Haw’s Shop/Enon Church, Peake’s Station, Beaverdam, Watt House, North Anna and many other battlefields; and

WHEREAS, Richmond, Virginia, was the Capital of the Confederate States of America and the wartime home of President Jefferson Davis and many Hanoverians protected and served this Capital; and

WHEREAS, we must never forget the sacrifices made by the women of the South, who with every ounce of their being supported their men in uniform, undertook the duties normally performed by men, and suffered along with their children, and other citizens untold horrors in a war torn land; and

WHEREAS, “after four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude”, as General Robert E. Lee so eloquently wrote, the war for Southern Independence ended for the fabled Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865; and

WHEREAS, the honorable blood of such brave Virginians from Hanover County such as John Tyler, Captain William Latane, Edmund Ruffin, and the thousands of known and unknown heroes of Hanover County, Virginia flows through the veins of thousands of its citizens; and WHEREAS, it is the sworn duty and privilege of the citizens of Hanover County to encourage education within Hanover County, defend the good name of Hanover County, and to teach and promote the true history of the Hanover County to future generations;

THEREFORE, the Virginia Flaggers do hereby dedicate the I-295 Cold Harbor Memorial Confederate Battle Flag in honor of the sons of Hanover County, and in memory of all Confederate Soldiers who fought, bled, and died on her soil. 

Grayson Jennings

Gifts to the Interstate Memorial Battle Flag projects may be mailed to:

Va Flaggers
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
Payable to Va Flaggers

or through PayPal:

Theodore Roosevelt on General Robert E. Lee: “The very greatest of captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth”;


Dwight Eisenhower also praised Lee as a leader “never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his belief in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history.”
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"

The Militant Spirit of Lee and His Army

“Rev. J.H. McNeilly, of Nashville, Tenn., writes:

“I wish to call the attention of the [Confederate] Veteran’s readers to one of the noblest tributes to Lee and his army which I have ever read.  It occurs in the “Life of Thomas H. Benton,” pages 37, 38, by Theodore Roosevelt, now Governor of New York, in the “American Statesmen Series.” The author is speaking of the influences which formed Benton’s character, among them the militant spirit of his native South; and he is then led to mention that influence in making the Southern army and its great commander.  He quotes as follows: 

“No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community. The decline of the militant spirit in the Northeast during the first half of this century was much to be regretted. To it is due more than to any other cause the undoubted average individual inferiority of the Northern compared with the Southern troops – at any rate, at the beginning of the great war of the rebellion. 

The Southerners, by their whole mode of living, their habits, and their love of outdoor sports, kept up their warlike spirit, while in the North the so-called upper classes developed along the lines of a wealthy and timid bourgeoisie type, measuring everything by a mercantile standard (a peculiar debasing one, if taken purely by itself), and submitting to be ruled in local affairs by low, foreign mobs, and in national matters by their arrogant Southern kinsmen. 

The militant spirit of these last certainly stood them in good stead in the civil war.  The world has never seen better soldiers than those who followed Lee, and their leader will undoubtedly rank, without any exception, as the very greatest of all the great captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth; and this although the last and chief of his antagonists may himself claim to stand as the full equal of Marlborough or Wellington.”

(Roosevelt’s Tribute to R.E. Lee, Confederate Veteran, June 1900, pg. 257)

Common Core teacher: Kids 'not comfortable' with 9+6

The ISIS Bucket Challenge: Raising awareness, one drop at a time.

Via LH via The People's Cube

The ISIS Bucket Challenge: a life-saving activity involving dumping buckets of piss on the heads of Western pacifists with "Coexist" bumper stickers to raise their awareness about them actually having those heads, at least until ISIS shows up and chops them off.

* * * Special thanks to Comrade General Secretary for the idea.
The ISIS Bucket Challenge: a life-saving activity involving dumping buckets of piss on the heads of Western pacifists with "Coexist" bumper stickers to raise their awareness about them actually having those heads, at least until ISIS shows up and chops them off.

* * *
Special thanks to Comrade General Secretary for the idea. - See more at:

Russian General Seeks Nuclear First-Strike Option Against US


A Russian defense minister wants his country's official military doctrine rewritten to allow for a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States and NATO, the Russian-language news agency Interfax reports.

Russian Army Gen. Yury Yakubov said the doctrine, last revised in 2010, should be updated to classify the United States and other NATO countries as the "main enemy" of Russia, Interfax reported on Wednesday.

More @ Newsmax

You have health insurance, but you cannot afford surgery? You should have bought HUM stock.

Via Jonathan

Obamacare was signed into law on March 23, 2010.  However, one year earlier in March of 2009, after Obama's election, drafts of the bill were being circulated within the insurance industry, and amongst the staffs of the politicians they helped to get elected. Although Nancy Pelosi is famous for saying, "We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” that was not the case for the insurance company insiders that were actually drafting the bill.

Since the inception of Obamacare, United Healthcare stock has increased more than 340%, and Humana stock has increased more than 440%; this appreciation is in addition to the quarterly dividends HUM has paid since June 28, 2011This impressive feat may come as a surprise to you, dear Zerohedge reader, as I doubt you will have heard about these great American success stories on television.  Can you name the CEOs of Humana, or United Healthcare?  No?  Hmmm.  I wonder why?  One might think President Obama would want to hold up these companies as shining symbols of, "The Recovery."

How do health insurance companies like Humana make money?  They don't provide healthcare!

More @ Zero Hedge

POLL: Is This An ISIS Symbol On This Muslim Guy In A Deli In Spring Branch? You Decide.

Via comment by anonymous on A possible forewarning........


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Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?

Via Grog

In past articles I have examined the nature of power and division in our society and have always come to the same conclusion, that there are only two types of people: the people who want control over others and the people who just want to be left alone. However, there are also subgroups that swim within the boundaries of each end of the spectrum. Often, psychologists and self-help gurus attempt to promote the idea that the defining quality of the average person’s life is whether he is a follower or a leader. I have seen this spectrum applied to every political and social organization.

Ironically, I have heard so-called “leftists” argue that the nature of their ideology makes them more adept at leadership and that conservatives are more prone to become followers (ostensibly because conservatives tend to be more religious). I have heard the same argument from people on the so-called “right,” only in reverse. The problem is that very few people in our society understand anymore what it actually means to be a leader. Most Americans today are followers, whether they know it or not.  And sadly, followers tend to also seek out control over other people, if only to make up for the lack of control they feel in their own lives.  That is to say, most followers tend to pursue petty opportunities for leadership.

The concept of leadership has become ridiculously warped

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