Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore Is On Fire

Via Michael

Huge blazes rip through Baltimore as Freddie Gray rioters torch buildings including a nursing home, loot stores and attack police, injuring fifteen officers, as violence rages into the night

Via comment by Anonymous on A Quiet Riot

 People stand on top of a  police car as night falls in Baltimore

A state of emergency has been declared in Baltimore as the city transforms into 'an absolute war zone' following the funeral of Freddie Gray. 

More than 1,000 Maryland police officers, the Maryland National Guard, and 5,000 officers from neighboring states are arriving in the city and the president has been briefed on the situation as violence continues to escalate.

But even as the governor of Maryland pledged the highest level of support available, police continued to be pelted with rocks well into the night.

Fifteen police officers have been injured, many with broken bones, and at least one appeared ‘unresponsive’. Two of the 15 are in hospital in a serious condition. 

As the sun set, flames erupted from a new $16 million nursing home built by a baptist church on the more affluent east side of Baltimore, which has now been burned to rubble. it was due to open in November this year after eight years of construction. Just two blocks away, a housing development was also ablaze. Officials warned the two fires could be a distraction to pull law enforcement away from other locations.

Rioters are looting gun stores, ripping off the doors and passing weapons to people on the streets. Others have stormed check cashing stores, liquor stores and supermarkets. Buildings, including a CVS pharmacy, are on fire.

Rioters have slashed fire fighters' hoses as they try to battle the flames.

British Labour Party: We’ll Make Fear of Islam an Aggravated Crime (Not a parody)

Via III Percent Patriots

Labour leader Ed Miliband is believed to be planning his fourth reshuffle in three years.

Hi, I'm Ed Milliban, a Useful Fool.

And here we thought the US Democratic Party was the nuttiest political group in the world…

The British Labor Party announced this week they will outlaw fear of Islam.

The Labour Party promises to make “Islamophobia” an aggravated felony.

According to the Urban Dictionary Islamophobia is a word constructed by the blood thirsty, pedophile islamofascist to try and place blame on everyone else for their current geopolitical situation.

Muslim News reported, via Religion of Peace:

A Quiet Riot

Via Michael


From the national news media, you might not think matters in Baltimore were much different from their usual. From the national news media, you might infer that the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody is generally regarded as an explainable, if tragic occurrence – i.e., no big deal. From the national news media, you might assume that the political authorities and law enforcement agencies of Baltimore had the situation well in hand.

You might. You’d be wrong.

The greatest tank ace of all time.


The remains of a German soldier regarded as the world's greatest ever tank ace have been found in a grave the Czech Republic.

The remains of Kurt Knispel - who was the tank warfare equivalent of what the Red Baron was to flight - were found by historians at the Moravian Museum in Vrbovec lying in an unmarked grave for German soldiers at a cemetery in Znojemsko.

After completing his apprenticeship in an automobile factory in 1940, Knispel applied to join the armoured branch of the German Army and was sent in to battle aged 20 in 1941.

With 168 confirmed and 195 unconfirmed kills Knispel was by far the most successful tank ace of the Second World War, even knocking out a T-34 at 3,000 metres.


Festa dos Confederados: Brazil celebrates 150th anniversary of Civil War's end

Via Billy

It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.

But Sunday's party marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War took place about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) south of the South, in a rural Brazilian town colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction.

More @ AL

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

Via Skynet

My first Uber lift was in South Carolina.  My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago.  Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved.  He said that he left when his country had crumbled too far, past the point where a reasonable person could have a reasonable expectation of personal safety, when all institutions had become corrupted making business increasingly difficult.

 So he left.

Detecting a hitch in his delivery when he spoke of coming to the US, I asked him how he felt about the US now, 20 years later.  "To be honest," he said, "the same things I saw in Sudan that led me to leave are happening here now. That saddens me greatly, because where else is there to go?"

It’s time to face some uncomfortable ideas about the state of civilization in the United States. This country is no longer the beacon of freedom illuminating a better way for the world. Why not? Because it has ceased to be civilized.

More @ Zero Hedge

Police: Gangs team up to 'take out' law enforcement officers

Via avordvet

 Baltimore police


Baltimore City police announced Monday morning that there is a credible threat against law enforcement officers.
A police statement said: "The Criminal Intelligence Unit received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to 'take out' law enforcement officers."

No further information was immediately released.

Exposed: Obama’s Massive New Program To Stack The Deck Against The GOP In 2016 And Beyond

Via Joe

“The deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top, and there is something wrong with that,” said Hillary Clinton in her YouTube video that helped to launch her latest bid for the presidency. Now, given what the current president is doing in an apparent effort to stack the deck against Republicans in 2016 and beyond, a former Justice Department official is warning that there’s something very wrong with what Obama and his DHS are trying to pull off.

J. Christian Adams, an ex-DOJ official who has frequently talked of corruption in the federal department run by Eric Holder, is now blowing the whistle on a new program in another huge part of government, at the Department of Homeland Security — a program that’s designed to add as many Democrat supporters as possible to the voter rolls in time for the 2016 elections. Adams claims that sources inside Obama’s DHS have leaked information to him about the department’s so-called “Task Force on New Americans.”

This massive effort, says Adams, is all about urging some 9,000,000 green card holders, non-citizen aliens, to naturalize and thus gain voting rights.

More with video @ Western Journalism

$998 Off-Grid Wood Cookstove Until 4/30

Via Michael 

 This is the $998 wood cookstove from  

This is one of the few articles in this series where I haven’t yet reviewed the product, but I plan to follow it up with a review in the future because I bought one. My intention in posting this today is to give the regular readers of this column a official heads up on a heavily discounted and apparently high quality product that may be a priority for you in your prepping supplies.

More @ Guns America

Why Doesn’t the Government Trust Soldiers to Carry Guns on Military Bases, Installations?

Probably one of the dumbest and most ironic laws on the books is the ban on concealed carry at military bases and installations. The reason it’s so stupid is quite obvious.

Firearms are the essential tools soldier use to protect us from terrorists, despots, and foreign armies. And the U.S. Military goes to great lengths to ensure that every solider is proficient with a firearm. Yet, for whatever reason, the government doesn’t trust soldiers with guns when they’re not training, at a military gun range or in a combat zone.

It’s not only illogical to make military facilities gun-free zones, it’s just downright bizarre.
Thankfully, someone is attempting to do something about it — at least ostensibly (I say “ostensibly” because the man is running for president and it’s hard not to see this as a way to pander to 2A supporters. Then again, Cruz is been pretty consistent with his support of gun ownership).

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Tuesday requesting that McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, consider bringing up the matter for review and discussion.

“The men and women in our military have been at war for over a decade; they understand the responsibilities that go along with carrying a firearm,” Mr. Cruz wrote in the letter.

“Yet their Second Amendment rights are removed at the front gate.”

More with videos@ Guns America

Founder and Historian David Ramsay Defines a Natural Born Citizen in 1789

Via Skynet

An essay written 2 Apr 2010 by Attorney Mario Apuzzo, counsel for the lawsuit of Kerchner v Obama & Congress. Founder and Historian David Ramsay Defined Natural Born Citizenship in 1789.

In defining an Article II “natural born Citizen,” it is important to find any authority from the Founding period who may inform us how the Founders and Framers themselves defined the clause. Who else but a highly respected historian from the Founding period itself would be highly persuasive in telling us how the Founders and Framers defined a “natural born Citizen. ” Such an important person is David Ramsay, who in 1789 wrote, A Dissertation on the Manners of Acquiring the Character and Privileges of a Citizen (1789), a very important and influential essay on defining a “natural born Citizen.”

David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 to May 8, 1815) was an American physician, patriot, and historian from South Carolina and a delegate from that state to the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and 1785-1786. He was the Acting President of the United States in Congress Assembled. He was one of the American Revolution’s first major historians. A contemporary of Washington, Ramsay writes with the knowledge and insights one acquires only by being personally involved in the events of the Founding period.

More @ Puzo1

Two Things You Don’t Know About Roe v. Wade that Will Surprise You

Via Horace
James Robenalt is a trial lawyer and author of "The Harding Affair, Love and Espionage During the Great War" (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009). Robenalt lectures nationally with John W. Dean, former White House Counsel, on Watergate and legal ethics. His latest book is "January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever."

January 22, 1973 is the date that most associate with Roe v. Wade. That is the day when Justice Harry Blackmun read a summary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe and that of its companion case, Doe v. Bolton. Every year there are demonstrations in Washington on January 22 to commemorate or protest the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing a woman’s right to an abortion.

More @ History News

(Looks like an old article from 2012) U.S. To Import 87,310 M1 Garand Rifles from Korea, but won't allow 770,000 M1 Carbines

Via Mike 


The supplies of M1 Garand rifles are slowly but surely dwindling from the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s shelves. That’s the government-run organization that distributes WWII era firearms to the population, promoting civilian marksmanship through its games as well as its cheap firearms. A stockpile of South Korean M1 Garand rifles have been sitting awaiting approval for U.S. importation. The State Department has finally gotten off its rear end and green-lighted their re-entry into The Land of the Free. The rifles had been in political limbo for decades.

Uncle Sam sold most of the M1s to the Korean government to help with the Korean War.
Our own G.I.s left some of them behind when we pulled out. Obviously, the M1 Garands are woefully obsolete on the modern battlefield. Korea had been looking to unload these rifles on the U.S. market to pay for a much needed upgrade to their armed forces’ armories.

Malik Obama says Barack is cold and ruthless

Via Joe

In an interview conducted earlier this month, film maker Joel Gilbert, who produced the film “Dreams from My Real Father,” (which suggested that Obama’s Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, may be his real father) talks to President Obama’s brother Malik, who has some very strong views about his half-brother – including his own doubts as to Obama’s parentage.
Malik says, he feels “Disappointed, disappointed, used, used and also betrayed. In the beginning, I didn’t think that he was a schemer. His real character, his real personality, the real him, is coming out now.”

More @ Allen B West