Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Via Daughter Virginia


"Our HQ has fled, we are facing annihilation"-- Junta battalion commander's frantic call on live TV


 Immediate below posted Earlier.

Ukrainian Soldiers Ordered by High Command to Destroy Equipment, Evacuate Debaltseve



Map of the Debaltseve salient tells the tale of woe facing the Ukrainian military
(The rebel command has stated that any military movement on Kiev's part in the salient will be met by force, so we shall see if they are allowed to leave peacefully or not.)

This is a report from Newsdaily.com.ua, which is a Kiev junta-supporting Ukrainian news outlet.  The magnitude of the Debaltsevo Debacle is becoming more obvious with every passing minute…

90% of Debaltsevo captured, we can’t communicate with our HQ”—Ukrainian fighter [video at the link]

“There is street fighting in Debaltsevo. The enemy is using Russian Federation [sic] special operations units and Kadyrovites [sic] to storm Debaltsevo. They control 90% of it. Our forces are defending strongpoints. The sector HQ and the sector commander have abandoned us, they do not control the situation, they don’t know where the troops are,”- said “Gross.”

He noted that his troops need immediate help. They tried to reach the General Staff several times, but there has been no reaction.

“Our troops are facing annihilation,” said the deputy battalion commander.
More @ Fort Russ

For Those Who Are Raising Boys To Become Men….......

Via Michael 

.......… Do you want your boy to grow up to be a competent man? Do you reject the notion that kids should not handle dangerous tools? Do you want to prepare your kids for difficult times where they might need to actually do something helpful – and to think for themselves?

This does not apply to only boys but mostly boys will embrace the ideas.

You might watch these.

The Teutoburg Forest Massacre: Germanic Fury


One of the greatest historians of the Roman Empire, Tacitus (56 AD – 120 AD) described the aftermath of the Roman’s famous defeat in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD.

“In the middle of the plain, bones lay either spread out or heaped, depending on whether they had fled or resisted. Next to the bones lay bits of spears and horse limbs, and there were also human heads nailed to trees. In the nearby groves were barbarian altars in which they had sacrificed tribunes and centurions of the first rank,” Tacitus wrote in his Annals.


 Part 3 of a series

Mike Scruggs

The Teutoburg Forest is in northwestern Germany along the border of the modern German states of North Rhineland-Westfalia and Lower Saxony. It is south of the North Sea bordering territories occupied by the Frisians, Angles, and Saxons in the Fifth Century.

At approximately 7:00 AM on the morning of September 8, in 9 AD, a Roman force of nearly 22,000 broke camp and departed from their planned route westward along the northern side of the Lippe River to their home base at Vetera (Xanten), west of the Rhine. Instead, the Romans were led northwest into the Teutoburg Forest by Arminius and his cavalry cohort lieutenants. Arminius quickly made the excuse to leave with most of his cavalry to protect the Roman right flank and gather allied tribal forces.

Some of his cavalry leaders undoubtedly remained to lead the Roman column along their planned route of piece by piece annihilation. The column was allowed to get far enough into the forest, where it was beyond the point of return. The narrow and winding column of Roman legions and their auxiliaries stretched to over nine miles. It was much slower and harder going than represented by Arminius. The Romans were exhausted by the rugged terrain and having to fell trees and remove obstacles.

Before leaving the Lippe, Varus had sent a small detachment of the 19th Legion under Prefect Lucius Caedicius on their originally planned route to prepare a campsite near the Roman outpost at Aliso (Haltern) just east of the Rhine. A Prefect was a field grade Roman officer in charge of setting up and managing legion campsites.

Once the legions, their attached cohorts and cavalry, and baggage train were beyond the point of no return, the Bructeri, who had been positioned along the ambush route planned by Arminius, began to launch hit and run attacks on the Roman column. The Roman route paralleled a ridge on its left flank. Most of the Bructeri attacks assaulted the Roman column from higher sloping ground on this left flank, using mostly spears, axes, and short swords, and quickly withdrawing before the stunned Romans could organize disciplined resistance.

The Bructeri sometimes managed a surprise attack from the right flank or both flanks. The nature of the terrain made traditional Roman responses to ambush extremely difficult. The Bructeri objective was to destroy supplies and inflict casualties, leaving the Romans to care for many wounded. Roman counter-attack into the forest would have been sure death.

In the late afternoon, torrential rains added to their already growing problems. The column trudged on, however, at a slower but exhausting rate. If it were not for the Pioneers (combat engineers), they could have made no progress at all. At last they reached a clearing and made camp, including a traditional stockade fitted to the terrain as best possible.

Varus and his key officers met for several hours that night. Although communication along the long column was poor, they believed (perhaps wrongly) that casualties had been comparatively light. The German objectives seemed primarily to throw them off balance, delay their progress, and wear them out. Varus and his officers were primarily concerned about how much the baggage wagons were slowing them down, and a few were growing anxious about the whereabouts of Arminius and his promised reinforcements.

On the morning of September 9, the rain continued, visibility in the forest was low, and the trail ahead was a sea of mud, shallow pools, and fallen trees. Varus decided not to march until the rain ended. They sent out two reconnaissance patrols, one south to find Arminius, and one north and west to explore the practicality of moving forward. The patrol to the south never returned. One source, connecting the dotted lines, speculates that Arminius and his cavalry were following close behind to close the rear end of their trap. That source speculates that the patrol was taken prisoner by Arminius, interrogated, and killed.

The larger northern patrol found that the path forward had large tracts of glutinous mud that would make passage by infantry, cavalry, and mules difficult but passable and impassable for wheeled transportation. A western deviation would have to cross a ridge, making it even more impractical.

On September 10, the Romans broke camp before daylight, leaving their wounded behind with medics and a small guard force. They decided to abandon and destroy the heavier wheeled wagons and load as much of their cargo as possible on mules. They marched on continuing to trudge through mud, removing downed trees and limbs as they went.

Meanwhile Arminius’s cavalry cohort came upon the civilian baggage train, the abandoned wreckage of Roman wagons, and the small force protecting the Roman wounded. The Roman soldiers including wounded were presumably killed.

Arminius immediately ordered the baggage train to be burned, but many of his Cheruscan cavalry cohort wanted to loot it. This turned into a leadership crisis for Arminius, who knew that stopping to loot the baggage would cause enough delay and distraction to endanger their mission to destroy the Roman legions. Heated words were spoken, but Arminius was able to convince them to stay on strategy. Some asked if they should kill the women and children, and he is reputed to have told them that “Germanic warriors do not make war against women and children.” They were not killed. Most were probably held as valuable hostages, ransomed, or enslaved. 

By dawn, the German ambushes continued but with astonishing and deadly fury. Roman casualties were heavy, especially their officers. By early afternoon, they veered northwest to a clearing that would make an ideal campsite. They encamped there and put up their usual stockade encirclement.

Varus’s afternoon staff meeting revealed that two legion commanders had been killed and that all but a remnant of the 19th Legion, marching as the rear guard, had been wiped out. As much as two-thirds of the foreign auxiliary cohorts had either deserted or joined the enemy. Less than 8,000 men were fit for combat. To be continued.  

Before The Drive-in’s There Were The Air Domes!


They’re all gone now. The Do. The Don. The Beach. And the Moonlight. For those of us who grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, those names conjure up memories of our Drivein theaters. How can you forget going to the submarine races or the passion pit? Remember the little green citronella coil?

You’d light one up to ward off those pesky summer mosquitos and then choke to death on the smoke!

Remember the cutesy intermission music and the cartoonish hotdogs and popcorn boxes that danced across the screen, tempting you to visit the refreshment counter? What about those chunky gray speakers, with dubious sound quality? Remember Fivedollar-a-carload-night, the car’s trunk usually full to the brim with additional teenagers?

Most, if not all, of the Coastal Drive-ins were gone by the late ‘70s, victims of changing tastes and times and the elements. Pass Christian’s Moonlight Drive-in, located on Hwy 90 where Walmart is now located, was destroyed in 1969 by Hurricane Camille. In a bit of irony, Gone With The Wind was its upcoming attraction.

But before Drive-in’s dotted the landscape, another form of entertainment tempted Coastal residents — the Air Dome. An April 3, 1909, Daily Herald article stated, “During all of last summer, a form of amusement enterprise known as the Air Dome became very popular in the cities, large and small, in the North and some parts of the South. Of course, an Air Dome means an outdoor theater, a theater the dome of which is the star-studded sky.”

Anonymous Companies Fighting National Security Letters Back Twitter’s NSL Battle

Via LH


EFF’s Clients’ Identities Must Remain Secret, But Still Speak Out About Unconstitutional Gag Orders
San Francisco – Two companies who must remain anonymous about their fight against secret government demands for information known as national security letters (NSLs) are backing Twitter’s lawsuit over its rights to publish information about NSLs it may have received. The companies—a telecom and an Internet company—are represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Twitter filed its suit in October, saying users deserved to know certain basic facts about NSLs that the government did or did not serve on the social media company. NSLs—issued by the federal government but not approved by a judge—almost always contain a gag order barring the companies from notifying their customers or the public that any demands have been made.

More @ End The Lie

Religious hate suspected in Southfield bus stop stabbings

Via comment by Sioux on Family Can't Believe Their Son Was Shot While Comm...

 I's a muslim or sumptin'.

A man asked two people whether they were Muslims before stabbing them at a Southfield bus stop on Saturday, the victims told police.

A 52-year-old Detroit man was stabbed five times; once in the face, once in the neck and three times in the back, Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins said. A 51-year-old Detroit man who tried to intervene was stabbed in the hand. The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. near Northland Mall at 21500 Northwestern Highway.

Minutes later and a few blocks away, police arrested Terrence Lavaron Thomas, 39, of Detroit, who's accused of stabbing the two men. He was carrying two knives and some marijuana, and he told police he was a Muslim,according to Southfield Police Department.

Ukrainian Soldiers Ordered by High Command to Destroy Equipment, Evacuate Debaltseve

Via Terry

Map of the Debaltseve salient tells the tale of woe facing the Ukrainian military

(The rebel command has stated that any military movement on Kiev's part in the salient will be met by force, so we shall see if they are allowed to leave peacefully or not.)


The news tonight took a dire turn when the Ukrainian high command gave the order to destroy all heavy equipment (armor, artillery, etc.) and evacuate the Debaltseve pocket. This news just broke at 22:16 tonight, Kiev time and here is the translated page (Google Translate) from the Ukrainian news site, UAPress.info:

More @ Shenandoah

Border Patrol Ordered to Release Drunk Drivers, “Allow Them to Go On Their Way”


The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.”

Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.” The document acknowledges that this feels counter-intuitive for Border Patrol agents, but eases concerns by answering a hypothetical question for the officers who have sworn to uphold the law:

“If you allow this driver to continue down the road and they kill someone, aren’t you liable?” The answer is no, according to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo. “There is no legal requirement for a Border Patrol agent to intervene in a state crime, including DUI,” the order says, adding that “therefore there is generally no liability that will attach to the agent or agency for failing to act in this situation.

Man Out on Date with Female Who is not His Wife Gets a Surprising Note from Couple Who Noticed

 Man Out on Date with Female Who is not His Wife Gets a Surprising Note from Couple Who Noticed

When a man takes his wife out to dinner, most people pay no mind. However, when a man takes a female out to dinner who is not his wife, some people take notice, as in the case of a particular couple over this past weekend.

A single father took his little six-year-old girl out for a Valentine's Day dinner. A couple, who both grew up without fathers, took notice of the loved being demonstrated by this father towards his daughter and decided to write him and encouraging note.

Watters' World: Malibu Presidents Day Edition

10 Hours of Walking in Paris as a Jew

To tell you the truth, I imagine if I walked for 10 hours in Paris, I would receive that many disparaging remarks of some sort.

New High-School Physics Curriculum Includes Lessons on White Privilege

Dingbat of the year award.

A high-school physics teacher has developed his own six-day curriculum that he uses to teach about institutional racism, privilege, and social justice as part of his seniors’ physics classes.

The teacher, Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle, has also been promoting the lesson plan to other high-school science instructors.

John Burk, a math and physics teacher from Delaware, said that he learned about the curriculum when he met Rifkin at a People of Color Conference and gushed that it “brilliantly brings lessons about social justice, privilege, and institutional racism into the physics classroom.”

50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money

Via Sioux 


The late, great Eric Hoffer once said that, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

Some people have started to wonder whether that’s happened to groups in the conservative movement – and that’s understandable. Reports about sleazy activities by conservative groups have not exactly been in short supply over the last couple of years. Damaging stories have popped up on the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Washington Post, the Politico and at the Daily Caller among other outlets.

Additionally, for those of us who have a lot of friends in the Tea Party and among grassroots conservatives, stories of abuse have become rampant. That may be why you’ve heard people like Ann Coulter and Dana Loesch publicly suggesting that there are groups out there ripping people off. However, the problem with the articles that have come out so far is that most of them have come from liberal outlets and have only discussed limited aspects of a few organizations. That naturally led people to wonder if they were reading hit pieces. As to the rumors, there are always two sides to every story and it’s difficult to know how much weight to place on anecdotal stories.

ISIS Burns ’45 People’ to Death in Iraqi City of al-Baghdadi, Say Reports

Via Billy

(AP Photo, File)

The Islamic State, or ISIS, burned more than 45 people to death in Iraq because they worked for the Iraqi security forces, according to a report on Tuesday.

Details about the killings are not clear yet, but the killings are believed to have been near the town of al-Baghdadi in western Anbar province in Iraq. Al-Baghdadi, which located near an air base that houses more than 300 U.S. Marines, was recently captured by Jihadist Islamic State militants last week.

According to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur news agency, 30 people were burned to death. Meanwhile, an official told the BBC that 45 people were burned.

Death By Stupidity: AR-15 style rifle wielded by man shot, killed by cops determined to be a BB gun

One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Provo Sunday morning, and police said the man fled from police, feigned ramming a police vehicle, and eventually engaged with police while wearing a tactical vest and carrying an AR-15 style rifle–which police later determined was an Airsoft BB gun.

Police tell FOX 13 News that the Airsoft rifle should have had an orange tip to indicate it is a BB gun rather than a firearm, but they said it appears that the suspect had removed the orange tip from the rifle, which is pictured below. Airsoft BB guns are often modeled to look like realistic firearms, which is why the orange safety tips are a requirement.

More @ Fox

Family Can't Believe Their Son Was Shot While Committing Armed Robbery

Video shows the family of a suspected thief lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery. Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have "just left the store." The Good Samaritan told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store.

Scott Walker Emerges as Favorite of Kochs, Hit on Conservative Trail

 Image: Scott Walker Emerges as Favorite of Kochs, Hit on Conservative Trail

Tea partiers liked Walker "because he's for real," said Mark Block, who ran AFP's Wisconsin chapter during Walker's first run for governor. "He has a plain-spoken way that is totally relatable. He says what he's going to do and does it."

More @ Newsmax

"President Obama is a clear and present threat to America."

Via Jonathan


It is obvious, after six years,  that he means the country harm.  He has done our nation terrible damage; $18t in debt, massive unemployment, purposeful economic malaise.  The trillions in debt may bring about our downfall but most terrifying is the fact that the Democrats of his party are willing dupes to his vile agenda.  They would rather get along and go along than stand up and shout that the emperor has no clothes.  They value party over country.  

Most of the Republicans in Washington are the same. So afraid of our despicable leftist media and their predictable name-calling, they zip their lips and let this man undermine the brilliance of our Founders rather than scream their opposition at the top of their lungs.  He is shredding the Constitution with their apparent blessing.  Republican exceptions are Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Mike Lee, Trey Gowdy, Scott Walker, and several others.  Still too few to fight the anti-conservative media machine.

GUNFIRE ERUPTS as Nearly 1000 ‘Teens’ Storm Movie Theater – Loot Gas Station in Florida

Via Jeffery

 West Oaks Mall Riot Ocoee Florida 2

The West Oaks Mall in Ocoee, Florida was the scene of a St. Valentine’s Day riot by nearly one thousand middle and high school students, several of them armed, who stormed a movie theater at the mall and then looted a nearby gas station.

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

New Jersey man facing ten years in prison for possession of 300 yr old flintlock pistol

Via Bill


Paging Governor Chris Christie. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.

There’s trouble brewing in New Jersey, as reported by our Townhall colleague Matt Vespa. 72 year old retired teacher Gordon VanGilder was arrested and now faces trial on weapons possession charges. That’s a sad, but not terribly unusual story in the Garden State which remains fairly unfriendly to Second Amendment rights. What gives this story a seriously tragic twist is that the weapon VanGilder was “caught” with is nearly 300 years. old.

More @ Hot Air

‘Protest Mob’ Descends Upon Gov. Scott Walker’s Personal Home — but Guess Who’s Apparently Living There

Via Joe

View image on Twitter

Protesters descended upon a home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where they apparently thought Gov. Scott Walker (R) resided. Instead, Walker’s sons, Alex and Matt Walker, both tweeted on Monday night that the home is where his grandparents are living.

More @ The Blaze

Basic Survival

 survival weapon gun control

I was forced to learn about survival during my time in war. Being locked down in city for a year with violence from army that surrounded the city and violence from gangs fighting for resources was crash course in survival. Surviving the atrocities of war taught me lots of things, most importantly it taught me about acceptance of things you can not change and correct way of approaching problems.

Whatever problems come up.

 More with video @ SHTF School

‘Anti-gun’ attorney arrested for gun at airport


A leading local civil rights attorney was arrested over the weekend at Cleveland Hopkins Airport for having a concealed handgun in his carry-on bag, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday. David Malik, the original attorney for the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was slain by police in November, spent the night in jail after a .22 caliber handgun and a box of ammunition were discovered by airport security.

More @ Examiner

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Action on Immigration


A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision comes after a hearing in Brownsville in January and puts on hold Obama's orders that could spare as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

Hanen wrote in a memorandum accompanying his order that the lawsuit should go forward and that without a preliminary injunction the states will "suffer irreparable harm in this case."

"The genie would be impossible to put back into the bottle," he wrote, adding that he agreed with the plaintiffs' argument that legalizing the presence of millions of people is a "virtually irreversible" action.