Thursday, October 30, 2014

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The 53rd NC Soldiers at Fort Mahone, Battle of Petersburg, April 2, 1865



 Lest Darkness Fall  


Wartime photographer, Thomas C. Roche, left a profound legacy with his images taken on
April 3, 1865.  Roche captured a number of scenes of fallen Confederate soldiers, all of whom had perished the day before at the Battle of Petersburg, most at Fort Mahone.  Roche’s intent was doubtless to document the Northerners’ victory over a prostrate South, highlighted by images of vanquished Confederate dead.  More universally, Roche conveys the tragedy of war, and the waste of human life and noble spirit.  He also, unwittingly provided a valuable record of the Confederate soldier’s uniform, arms and equipment in the last days of the war.  It is this aspect that we turn our attention to now.

I have considered a number of factors in this study, to include jackets, pants, hats, shoes, socks, greatcoats, shirts, drawers and vests.  I have also considered rifles, accoutrements, canteens, haversacks, blankets and bedrolls, and cups.  Finally, I have noted the ages of the soldiers, and the grooming of their hair and beards.  The purpose throughout has been to paint a picture of what the average “Johnny Reb” in Lee’s Virginia Army looked like in the closing days of the war.  The comparisons include all fifteen fallen Confederate soldiers in Roche’s Petersburg images.  Most of these soldiers appear to have been infantrymen, due to their accoutrements, rifles or positions in the trenches.  I have assigned each of the subjects (fallen soldiers) with a number based on the last two digits of the Library of Congress number used to catalog Roche’s images.  Each individual soldier is shown in pictures 1 though 15.

In completing this study, I have used images of dead men, often grotesque, to illustrate points of material culture.  My intent is not to dishonor the memory of these fallen Southerners, but to awaken interest in their story and plight, and heighten appreciation for our Southern heritage.

FBI Most Wanted Fugitive Eric Frein Captured Alive

Via Michael

 PHOTO: Eric Frein is seen after being taken into custody, Oct. 30, 2014.

Accused cop killer and one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives Eric Frein has been captured alive, sources told ABC News tonight. 

Both a federal law enforcement source and a Pennsylvania law enforcement source confirmed that Frein, 31, is in custody.

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2006 Ford GT 7 Miles, All Four Options

Supercharged 5.4/550 HP engine

Ricardo 6-speed transmission

Aluminum space frame chassis

 Rated at 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and top speed of 205 MPH

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The AK 47 My Weapon of Choice 
The Zastava M-70 is an assault rifle developed and produced in Yugoslavia, nowadays Kragujevac, Serbia by Zastava Arms company. The design of the M-70 was based on modified Soviet AK-47 and AKM assault rifles and it became the standard issue weapon in the Yugoslav People’s Army in 1970. The M-70 is an air-cooled, magazine-fed, selective fire rifle. This weapon is also available as a modern sporting rifle in the US without select fire capabilities.“

This above sounds like someone is trying to say something interesting, but he failed in that. It is simply dry facts about something that meant lot for us in those times, thing that saved many lives, and took many too.

Of course nobody calls it M70, type A, B or whatever type there was. Not too many people call it AK, few call it Kalashnikov, or simply shorter and more familiar name:“Kalash“. Like we were talking about kids nickname or your favourite uncles name.

Favourite name was „gipsy woman“ or „gipsy lady“.

In the beginning of the war, all kind of weapons were in use. Some of those artefacts were used more to instil fear in enemy then to harm someone.

So in one period it was normal to see guy with his grandpa hunting rifle, two belts of bullets for bird hunting on his waist, and even green hat on his head with bird feather on it.

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Quality control 
Thinking outside the box.

It would be nice to have some. Of the guns I worked with this year, perhaps 40% either arrived non-functional or partly functional, or failed within fifty rounds. While that’s skewed by the high percentage of prototypes I encounter, enough of the production guns are unusable to make me wonder. I am becoming a big fan of bayonet mounts for rifles and backup pistols.

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Cop Goes Nuts When Told "God Bless You"


Dramatic Video Shows Man Refusing to Lie Down For Police, Despite Guns Pointed at Him

“This is one man talking to another. There is a man behind that badge, be like a man. That is a coward pointing a gun at me”

A powerful video was submitted to the Free Thought Project which shows a dramatic interaction between a man and La Quinta police.

Alejandro Natividad, a resident of Indio pulled out his phone and caught his incredible non-violent resistance on video Sunday as police were pointing guns at him.

Natividad, had committed no crime, yet when police chose to interact with him, guns were drawn and he was told to get face down on the concrete.

Natividad non-violently refused to lay down because he knew he was right, and knew that he committed no crime. But this decision did not go over well with police.

Another officer showed up and drew his pistol as well and pointed it at Natividad. At this point Natividad is incredibly nervous but continues to film and holds his ground, refusing to lay down for doing nothing wrong.

The resultant video is inspiring to say the least.

NC: Illegals assisted in Election voting = Class I Felony

Via Bill

For the past week, Project Veritas Action investigators have been undercover posing as illegal immigrants who slipped through the cracks due to Obama's DREAM Act. Our investigators approached MULTIPLE campaigns, admitting they were not U.S. Citizens but that they still wanted to vote.


PVA: Do you want to tell him your situation?

PVA: Yeah, I do have my license

Greg Amick: Un huh.

PVA: But I am not legal and I want to vote.

Greg Amick: Okay.

U.S. Special Operations Vets Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Kurds Fight Against ISIS 'Genocidal Caliphate'


A group of former U.S. Special Operations Veterans have launched a crowdfunding campaign, Operation Limitless Compassion, to help the Kurds fight off ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Castle International, a world-wide air ambulance company founded and operated by former special operations volunteers, is leading the way to provide pro-U.S. Kurdish fighters with desperately needed humanitarian aid, medical training, medical supplies, and combat training. Recon teams from Castle International have already deployed to northern Iraq to offer direct assistance to Kurdish fighters and more will head to the region in November. Castle International has launched two crowdfunding sites to gather donations, GoFundMe and, with a goal of raising $100,000 for the operation.

More @ Townhall

Concealed Carrying Senior Kills Robber Half His Age

 Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino.

A senior citizen in Dallas didn’t take kindly to a thug who tried to rob his wife.

A 36-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night while he was attempting to rob an elderly couple outside a Northwest Dallas grocery store, police say.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, approached a man and a woman as they walked out of a grocery store and snatched a gold necklace from the woman’s neck, police said. The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. at the Aldi in the 3000 block of Forest Lane near Webb Chapel Road.

The man knocked the woman to the ground and tried to rob her.

Baseball: The game of fathers and sons. Jack Cashill has theory about decreasing number of blacks in big leagues

I bet he is 100% correct.

If there is one movie scene that can make a grown man cry, especially those of us who lost our fathers at an early age, it is the one at the very end of “Field of Dreams.”

Ray, the character played by Kevin Kostner, meets the young catcher John Kinsella, his long dead father brought back to youthful glory by the power of dreams and Hollywood special effects.

Uncertain as to what to do, Ray says to his father, “You wanna have a catch?” A tear in his eye, John answers, “I’d like that.”

“They throw the ball back and forth,” read the director’s notes at movie’s end. “And as we pull up higher and higher we see a father and son bathed by white floodlights and car headlights on the silent satiny green of a baseball diamond at the edge of a cornfield.”

Pass those hankies!

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Wife of Alan Grayson, named 17th richest member of Congress, receiving food stamps to feed his kids

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Not that the timing makes it any more egregious, but six days after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, it’s being reported that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson‘s estranged wife has been issued an EBT card to help feed his children.

Lolita Grayson was approved for public assistance by the state of Florida, and their four minor children — they have five children altogether — are also enrolled in the free lunch program in Orange County schools, according to ABC affiliate WFTV.

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Black Power: A Done Deal

Via Fred & Susan

 A Grand Adventure cover

As I write America waits, again, to see whether blacks will riot, this time in Ferguson. Will they loot, burn, kill, and rape? The usual? The police in Ferguson prepare to protect stores from looters, as rioters seem to regard their insurrections as shopping opportunities. Will it come, we wonder tensely? Will the destruction get out of hand, spread to other cities?

It is curious that blacks, the least educated thirteen percent of the population, the least productive, most criminal, and most dependent on governmental charity, should dominate national politics. Yet they do. Virtually everything revolves around what blacks want, demand, do, or can’t do. Their power seems without limit.

Courses of instruction in the schools, academic rigor, codes of dress, rules regarding unceasing obscenity, all must be set to suit them, as must be examinations for promotion in fire departments, the military, and police forces. Blacks must be admitted to universities for which they are not remotely qualified, where departments of Black Studies must be established to please them. Corporate work forces, federal departments, and elite high-schools must be judged not on whether they perform their functions but on whether they have the right number of blacks.

Police hunt former head teacher of Florida Islamic school accused of raping students and leaving one needing 'surgical repair'

Via Jeffery

Tariq Ahmad, 35, who worked at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Florida, has been accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female pupils

Police are hunting the former head teacher of a private Islamic school accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female students.

Tariq Ahmad, 35, who worked at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Florida, has been charged with five first degree counts after the alleged abuse which left one student needing 'substantial surgical repair'.

The girls were aged 14 and 15 when Ahmad allegedly forced them into sexual relationships, according to a lawsuit.

Their attorneys said Ahmed would use text messages, social media and even code on the chalk boards in the classroom to set up meetings with the girls.

They also claim the Academy officials knew of Ahmed's illegal conduct for years and did nothing until now.

More @ Daily Mail

Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson

Via Iver

"We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam's Five Pillars?"
The three-page assignment asked questions including, "How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?"
A homework assignment obtained by showed the correct answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect."
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California SWAT officer who was shot in raid dies

Via Jeffery

Comments:  Not kind at all.  

A SWAT officer died early Wednesday, a day after being wounded by a shotgun blast while attempting to force open a door during a pre-dawn raid at a Southern California home, authorities said.

Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond, 45, succumbed to his injuries at a Pasadena hospital, Chief Paul Capraro said in a statement.

The suspect in the shooting, David Martinez of San Gabriel, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer. He was jailed on $4 million bail, and it wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

More @ Yahoo

Confirmed: Non-citizen voters boosting Democrats: Blockbuster study backs claim illegal ballots behind Obama's 2008 victory


A new study puts numbers behind the claim that the votes of non-U.S. citizens in the 2008 presidential election handed the White House to Barack Obama.

The study authored by Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha and David C. Earnest, who are affiliated with Old Dominion and George Mason universities, found the number of non-citizen voters “could range from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum.”

Of the non-citizens who voted in 2008, the study found “81.8 percent reported voting for Barack Obama compared to 17.5 percent for John McCain.”

More @ WND

Indistinguishable From Magic

Via Tom

In the Post-SHTF world,  that awaits us all in the near future, going into “Town” might not be as terrifying an experience as it is so often portrayed.  Glimmers of open and free trade could appear instead of the wide stretches of wasteland ruled by the marauding hordes we usually envision.  Oh, the ruthless gangs will still be there, up to business as usual,  if you scratch the surface, just a little.

But maybe it will all simmer down when everyone sees that by trying to act civil, you get more business done.  There might spring up that inevitable degree of “Mutually Assured Destruction” that keeps everything corked up and we can all get along long enough to buy and sell “goods and services” without excessively having to watch our every step and word.  Yet,  then as now, the rule may be, “stay as far away from town as possible”.  Then the real task becomes, “how to keep those electronic gizmos, that we depend on for information, navigation, and security, powered-up while we’re on the trail to and from “Town”.

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