Friday, March 13, 2015

Commemorating the infant airlift from Vietnam


Vietnam Babylift, My Story with pictures


The war was closing in. Hour by hour, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers tightened their grip on Saigon. Their artillery shells fell, like heavy footsteps, across the restive city.

In the chaos, a C-5A Galaxy cargo plane took off from Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport as part of "Operation Babylift" - a mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam.

Jim Zimmerly was one of scores of babies on the aircraft climbing over the South China Sea on April 4, 1975 when locks on a rear loading ramp failed and cargo doors blew open explosively.

The crew almost nursed the plane back to the airport but crash-landed in a rice paddy, where Zimmerly was one of 175 survivors. A total of 138 died, including 78 children.

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Farrage: "We ourselves in the EU provoked the conflict through our territorial expansionism in the Ukraine..........

Via comment by Anonymous on An EU From The Urals To The Atlantic - Fulfilling 

.......... We poked the Russian bear with a stick, and unsurprisingly, Putin reacted. But this now is to be used as an opportunity to build a European army…And Mr. Juncker said, we must convey to Russia that we are serious. Who do you think you are kidding, Mr. Juncker?"

1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton SJ Supercharger 420 CI 320 HP

Acquired in 1997 from renowned collector Al Wiseman, this 1932 Duesenberg Model J, chassis number 2480, engine number J-463, has a remarkably interesting history. A long-wheelbase car, J-463/2480 stretches some 153.5-inches and boasts a highly desirable and elegant dual cowl phaeton bodywork crafted in the style of LeGrande and finished in closely-matched, duo-tone Red with Beige top and interior.

Spicing up the allure and history of J-463/2480, and often a common practice with cars such as Duesenbergs, J-463/2480 began life with a formal limousine body by Rollston of New York, which was later removed in favor of body number 1946 from J-389/2415, a sportier, long-wheelbase convertible Berline body by Dietrich, Inc. of Detroit. Unfortunately, in 1946, a garage fire destroyed the Dietrich body, leaving only the chassis of J-463/2480 to survive for many years. The graceful and popular LeGrande-style body was fitted prior to 1985, likely sometime during the 1970’s. It’s thought that during this time also the engine was upgraded with a proper SJ centrifugal supercharger.

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The Appalachian Messenger

Via David 


Via Joe is reporting that, a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) admitted that illegal aliens who applied for amnesty under Pres. Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were given preference over most legal immigrants, including spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. 
The letter, was in response to the Committee’s inquiry asking which visa programs had resources diverted to help process DACA applications more quickly. USCIS wrote “considering the need to provide special emphasis to certain form types, USCIS is able to make initial risk-based resource allocation decisions so that all USCIS customers are given the attention and service they deserve.” The agency said it prioritized the following visa types:

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Kel-Tec CL42 flashlight: Brilliant simplicity for hand-held use and weapon mounts

Via Oleg


Working with high-end programmable “tactical” flashlights over the years, i found myself rather confused by the expectation that the user could remember the complex pattern of “press-press-hold-press” or some such to activate special modes under stress. My own preference has always been for simple, specialized equipment. As the space on my belt has grown scarce, I also developed a liking for smaller and lighter designs.

Kel-Tec CL-42 light is definitely small, light and simple. Four and a half inches long, it weighs just over 2.6 ounces. The clip makes it easy to carry either in a pocket or on a belt. Since my use of flashlights is very sporadic, having two CR123 lithium batteries means excellent shelf life. With AA batteries (unless I buy equally expensive lithiums), the shelf life is shorter and I’ve run into problems when needing a bright light on a short notice. AAs do work fine for the work lights that get used more regularly.

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The Muslim Brotherhood in America: “Destroying Western Civilization from Within”

Part 2 of a series

Mike Scruggs

Hassan al-Banna started the Muslim Brotherhood with only six members in 1928. Ten years later the Ikhwan (the Arab word for “brethren”) had 200,000 members. By the end of 1948 and the birth of Israel, the Ikhwan had 2,000,000 members in Egypt, about 10 percent of the total population including women and children. The Brotherhood was established as a Muslim revivalist organization with the goal of bringing Egypt and eventually all Muslim nations back to the pure Islam of the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad. As purists, they also advocated expanding Islam over the whole world by peaceful or violent means, whichever is required.

Their clearly stated ultimate objective is to bring the whole world under Sharia (Islamic Law) and a single ruler and supreme judge of Sharia, a Caliph. The Caliphate has not existed since the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I, and the secular Turkish reformer, President Kemal Ataturk, abolished it in 1924.

The Muslim Brotherhood embraces traditional Islamic fundamentalist Jihad, holy war against all who resist Islam. Spiritual Jihad, a concept embraced by far more deceived non-Muslim academics than Muslim imams, gets little attention in the Koran and the teachings of Muhammad. To the Brotherhood and almost all Muslims, Jihad means to impose Islam and Islamic Law by force. The Muslim Brotherhood has basically the same religious and ideological tenets as jihadist terror organizations like al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah. In fact, Hamas was created by the Brotherhood as a Palestinian terrorist organization, and al-Qaeda’s leadership has been heavily influenced by them. There is even a cooperative relationship between the Brotherhood and the Shiite Hezbollah terrorists sponsored by Iran.

The most barbaric terrorist organization of all, the Islamic State, also known by the acronyms ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh (Arabic), is a spinoff of al-Qaeda and has essentially identical goals with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. In the short time since U.S withdrawal from Iraq, ISIS has become the largest terrorist group in the world and is now independently wealthy. ISIS now controls $2.0 billion in annual oil income from Syria and northern Iraq.  Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has declared himself the new Caliph, having spiritual and governing authority over all Muslims worldwide. So far, ISIS has distinguished itself by the ghastly brutality of sawing people’s heads off with a knife. According to Oxford University Professor Harry G. Hutchinson, in an address to the Oxford faculty in July 2014, ISIS summarily decapitates Christian and Jewish men, women, and children for refusing to convert to Islam. They also rape uncooperative Muslim women and tell their rape victims they can only redeem themselves from this “disgrace” by blowing themselves up in the cause of Jihad. They shoot babies in the face to terrorize mothers and create widespread fear of resistance.

The difference between the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, al-Qaeda, and ISIS is in strategy and tactics. The Brotherhood’s strategy is to build their organization quietly until they are certain that they can overcome non-Muslim nations by a final thrust of violence. They make lavish use of the Islamic doctrine of Taqiyya (deception). Under this doctrine, blatant lies are permissible to deceive non-Muslims about the nature of Islam, Jihad, and Sharia.  Taqiyya may be used defensively or offensively.

The Brotherhood advances in Western countries by living peacefully while their numbers are small and escalating their militancy and violence as they establish greater numerical presence and infiltration into the host society. They also advance through charitable organizations and benevolence to Muslim families. This is highly effective in both increasing political support among fellow Muslims and in convincing non-Muslims that their objectives are peaceful and benevolent. The Muslim Brotherhood mandate for America includes these words:

“Make every effort for the establishment of educational social, economic, and scientific institutions and the establishment of mosques, schools, clinics, shelters, (and) clubs.”

The Brethren create and make use of numerous front organizations to accomplish what they call “civilization” Jihad—the infiltration and eventual destruction of the host society. The first in North America was the Muslim Student Association (MSA) in 1963.  MSA chapters all over the United States worked primarily on presenting Islam as an acceptable alternative to other religions. Their revolutionary ideology was never revealed to non-Muslims. Almost every Muslim organization in America was formed through the Muslim Brotherhood controlled MSA.

In 1973, Saudi members of the Brotherhood created the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) that funded and now controls more than 80 percent of the property owned by Muslim mosques, schools, and other Islamic organizations in the U.S. Along with huge sums of Saudi oil money come militant Wahhabi trained imams, textbooks, and jihadist literature. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) was created in 1980 and is now the largest Muslim Brotherhood front in North America. Muslim Brotherhood infiltration into American government, educational, business, and religious institutions, and even U.S. intelligence services has increased at a rapid pace since then.

Many in the FBI and CIA had long been aware of this dangerous ongoing infiltration of American society by those who intended to destroy it. However, their reports were not well received by higher political leadership levels that continued to embrace a counterfactual understanding of Islam. There was a breakthrough in 2004, however, when The FBI’s Washington Field Office discovered a basement full of Muslim Brotherhood documents and plans in an Annandale, Virginia, home.

One of the documents discovered in the Annandale FBI raid was an explanatory memorandum on general strategic goals for the Muslim Brotherhood in America. It contains this revealing statement:

“The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

More than 40,000 rally for Navy chaplain accused of being anti-gay

Via Billy

Thousands of Americans, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and famed evangelist Franklin Graham, have come to the defense of a chaplain who could be thrown out of the Navy because of his Christian faith.

Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder has been accused of failing to show “tolerance and respect” in private counseling sessions regarding issues pertaining to faith, marriage and sexuality – specifically homosexuality.
Michael Berry, an attorney at Liberty Institute, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases, told me his client categorically denies making any such statements. He said the chaplain is the victim of a setup.
Modder, who is endorsed by the Assemblies of God, has also been accused of being unable to “function in the diverse and pluralistic environment” of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

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Tea Party Is ‘Bald-Faced Racists,’ White Privilege Conference Speaker Tells Sea Of White People

Via Jeffery


Another to add to the list.

Members of the tea party movement are “screw-loosers” who range from “sort of a generic racism” to “bald-faced racists,” and they tend to become further more racist the further the longer they associate with tea party ideas. Also, “tea partiers are not overly concerned about the economy,” love “gun rallies,” want power in the hands of white people and hate President Barack Obama because he “broke the white monopoly on the presidency.”

Such was the message of a speaker on the first day of this year’s White Privilege Conference, currently happening at a posh hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky.

The speaker was Leonard Zeskind. The author and activist hosted a session concerning the tea party, a limited government movement that shared in the responsibility for returning the U.S. House of Representatives to Republican control four years ago.

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Illegal alien resident jailed for rape and sodomy of a child

Via Jeffery

Ramiro Ajualip

A man who police say is in the country illegally is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.

The suspect has been in the U.S. just a few weeks. Investigators said the horrible sexual act took place in a home on east Plum Street in Russellville on February 27th.

According to police, Ramiro Ajualip raped and sodomized a 10-year-old girl while the victim’s parents were not at home.

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Elian Gonzalez: When Eric Holder Earned His Spurs

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Napolitano: Tell me, Mr. Holder, why did you not get a court order authorizing you to go in and get the boy (Elian Gonzalez)?

Holder: Because we didn’t need a court order. INS can do this on its own.

Napolitano: You know that a court order would have given you the cloak of respectability to have seized the boy.

Holder: We didn’t need an order.

Napolitano: Then why did you ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for such an order if you didn’t need one?

Holder: [Silence]

Napolitano: The fact is, for the first time in history you have taken a child from his residence at gunpoint to enforce your custody position, even though you did not have an order authorizing it. When is the last time a boy, a child, was taken at the point of a gun without an order of a judge…Unprecedented in American history.”

Holder: “He was not taken at the point of a gun.”

Napolitano: “We have a photograph showing he was taken at the point of a gun.”