Friday, June 19, 2015

Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia

Via III Percent Patriots

A JLENS aerostat is seen on White Sands Missile Range.

The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles.
The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own.

More @ Defense One

Enticing Substitute Soldiers for New England

The use of slaves as substitute soldiers for New England’s white citizens in the Revolution was duplicated during the War Between the States. As Northern governors feared election disaster should a federal draft be imposed, they gathered captured slaves in the South to be enlisted and counted against State troop quotas demanded by Lincoln. Like the Connecticut bill below, the Confederate Congress passed a bill providing for black soldiers in early 1865, but only after the owners themselves emancipated them.
Bernhard Thuersam,

Enticing Substitute Soldiers for New England

“The exigencies of war had moved both Connecticut and Rhode Island in the direction of emancipation, and both States considered enlisting slaves in order to relieve wartime troop shortages. In Connecticut, although an actual enlistment bill presented in the spring of 1777 failed to be enacted, the legislature passed a bill that fall allowing slave owners to free healthy slaves and indemnifying from financial responsibility.

Slave owners used the provisions of this bill to entice their slaves to serve as substitutes for them in the Continental Army in exchange for their freedom, and several hundred took advantage of the opportunity. In 1778 Rhode Island actually implemented an enlistment act that offered State-financed compensated emancipation: slaves were offered manumission and soldiers’ benefits in exchange for their enlistment, and slave owners were compensated by the State up to 120 [Pounds] for each enlisted slave.

There was considerable opposition to this law; in fact, with fewer than a hundred slaves actually emancipated under its provisions . . . In 1779 and again in 1780, bills for gradual emancipation failed to pass the Connecticut legislature. In 1779, Rhode Island did ban the sale of Rhode Island slaves out of State, but no further efforts to engage the slavery issue were made during the war.

In 1783 a fresh campaign to end slavery and the slave trade was mounted in Rhode Island by Moses Brown, Quaker convert and exasperated brother of wealthy slave traders Nicholas and John Brown. He produced countless anti-slavery articles and pamphlets . . . But with the American slave trade centered in Rhode Island and slavers forming the nucleus of Newport society, in February 1784 the legislature defeated this abolition bill; it passed another that stood silent on the issue of the slave trade but did provide for gradual emancipation.”

(Disowning Slavery, Gradual Emancipation and Race in New England, 1780-1860, Joanne Pope Melish, Cornell University Press, 1998, pp. 67-68)

FEMA Denies Baltimore Request For Disaster Aid To Cover Riot Expenses – Baltimore Mayor Plans To Appeal…(Love it!)

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What else did you expect, Doofus? 

[…] “we also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well”… 




Well, well, well – what do you know, FEMA gets it right.  The taxpayers are spared from having to bail out Baltimore’s inept leadership.   Almost immediately: “the wheels on the bus go whaa – whaa – whaa”…  Up next: “FEMA is racist”.


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The Appalachian Messenger – June 19, 2015 
 On The Need for Legitimacy

In any power vacuum, whether it’s caused by a catastrophic event or some other collapse scenario, we may end up being locked into a battle over who our communities look to for guidance.

A just government derives its power from the consent of the governed.  Without that consent, especially on a local or regional level, the government becomes illegitimate in the eyes of the people. (This is why withdrawing consent is such a powerful tool in our non-violent arsenal.) 

And once a government becomes illegitimate, there will be powers who seek to fill that gap.    One  of  the  greatest  threats  to  our  communities  and regions,  then,  is  that  the  good  guys  fail  to shore  up  support for Rightful Liberty and you end up trading one tyranny for another.

How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

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For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to

The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the existence of the subpoena or the gag order itself. As a wide variety of media outlets have noted, such actions on the part of the government are not only fundamentally misguided and misdirected, they have a tangible chilling effect on free expression by commenters and publications alike.

Yesterday, after preparing an extensive legal brief, Reason asked the US Attorney's Office to join with it in asking that the gag order - now moot and clearly an unconstitutional prior restraint - be lifted. This morning, the US Attorney's Office asked the Court to vacate the order, which it did. We are free to tell the story for the first time.

More @ Reason

"........the Waco Police Department just premeditated murder and jailed all that witnessed to keep them from talking.”

As of noon today, 23 of the men indiscriminately taken into custody in the Twin Peaks parking lot of May 17 remain in the McClennan County jail. Presuming that those men are innocent and considering the going rate in false imprisonment lawsuits is about $5,000 per hour of false imprisonment, each of those men can look forward to eventually getting a check from the generous folks of Waco and Texas in the amount of about $4 million.

Welcome home!

Innocent bystanders who were falsely imprisoned in Waco should, in general, expect to be compensated  in the amount of  about $2 million each or about $350 million in total. That amount, or something greater, will be realized in a class action lawsuit. Attorneys can expect to claim between one third and one half of that amount – somewhere between $100 million and $175 million, which is at least enough to satisfy a dream team of the smartest and meanest lawyers in all the land.

Depending on the judge, $2 million per victim might be on the low side. It may eventually dawn on whoever is running Waco that people were not simply inconvenienced for part of a summer. Their lives were ruined. For example, one victim complains:

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste X2

Via Philip

Douche Bag Alert

"This is the perfect example of what I refer to as an educated idiot.

People who are not aware of the South's history and culture absolutely refuse to "get It" no matter how much information is available explaining the cultural and historic significance of the Stars and Bars to those who were born and raised there.

Even as a life long West Coast boy, I get it because of my lineage.

You just can't reach those who insist on remaining willfully ignorant I guess."


Confederate flag, your time is up

One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Confederacy and the Civil War, the Confederate flag is in the news. It's an enduring, but consistently divisive image in the United States. And its time should finally be up.

More blathering @ CNN



Obama: Confederate flag belongs in a museum 

Amid calls for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from its capitol building in the wake of the deadly shootings at a historic black church, President Obama said he believes the banner should be relegated to the halls of history.

"The president has said before he believes the Confederate flag belongs in a museum, and that is still his position," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One.

More on the crisis :) @ AL

Senators: Vote NO on TPA & EU-style Pacific Union

 Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

Act now to stop TPA. Next Senate vote on TPA is Tuesday, June 23.

Here's a recap of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) votes in the House and Senate.

On May 22 the Senate passed a TPA bill and a Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill as a package and sent it to the House. On June 12, the House voted on TPA and TAA separately with the understanding that both TPA and TAA must be passed by the House to match the Senate action on the TPA/TAA package. Although the House passed the TPA bill by 219-211, it rejected the TAA bill by 126-302. This lopsided vote against the TAA bill resulted from most Democrats voting against the bill as a way to temporarily stop the approval of TPA.

Since the House failed to pass both the TPA and TAA portions of the original Senate package, GOP leadership tried a new approach involving passing a standalone TPA bill (attached to an unrelated bill, H.R. 2146) on June 18 by 218-208 and sending it to the Senate for a vote. The Senate will have a cloture vote on the TPA bill on Tuesday, June 23.

Although the Senate passed its TPA/TAA package by 62-37 on May 22, it is still possible to defeat TPA in the upcoming Senate cloture vote on the standalone TPA bill by convincing a few senators to change their vote. It takes 60 votes to invoke cloture and prevent a filibuster, so as few as three senators could stop passage of TPA by changing their minds and allowing a filibuster to prevent a vote on TPA. Click here to see how your senators voted on TPA on May 22. You should phone your senators no matter how they voted to help the ones who voted against TPA to stay the course, and to help convince those who voted for TPA to switch their vote. See "Please take the following actions" below for action requests.

Here's the new information from Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who has read the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, that should change some minds regarding the upcoming TPA vote in the Senate:

It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track [TPA] preapproves the formation of not only the unprecedentedly large Trans-Pacific Partnership, but an unlimited number of such agreements over the next six years. Those pacts include three of the most ambitious ever contemplated. After TPP comes the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, followed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), seeking as one [of] its goals labor mobility among more than 50 nations. Together, these three international compacts encompass three-fourths of the world's GDP. 

Including the nations whose membership is being courted for after enactment, the countries involved would encompass nearly 90 percent of global GDP. Yet, through fast-track, Congress will have authorized the President to ink these deals before a page of them has been made public. Then, the Executive sends Congress "implementing" legislation to change U.S. law-legislation which cannot be amended, cannot be filibustered, and will not be subjected to the Constitutional requirement for a two-thirds treaty vote....

This nation has never seen an agreement that compares to the TPP, which forms a new Pacific Union. This is far more than a trade agreement, but creates a self-governing and self-perpetuating Commission with extraordinary implications for American workers and American sovereignty.

Such a historic international regulatory Commission should never be fast-tracked, and should never be put on a path to passage until every word has been publicly scrutinized, every question answered, and every last power understood by Congress and the American people." (Emphasis added.)

Please take the following actions:
  • Phone both your senators on Monday, June 22, and tell them to vote NO on the cloture vote for TPA (planned for Tuesday, June 23), and if cloture is invoked (filibuster prevented), vote NO on the TPA bill itself. Click here for phone numbers for DC and district offices.
  • Tell them that you agree with Senator Sessions that TPA must be defeated because TPA would make it easier for the TPP, TTIP, and TISA agreements to be approved that would lead to a Pacific Union, an Atlantic Union, and increased labor mobility between the United States and 50 or so other nations, respectively.
  • Tell them any other talking points against TPA that you find relevant in Sessions' statement above.
  • Please send your senators an editable, prewritten email with reasons that they should vote NO on TPA @ Federal Legis. Action Alerts

Anniston police officers in suspected hate group: 1 retiring, 1 fired


Ridiculous that they listened to the $PLC , king of the race-baiting "racist" organizations.
An Anniston police officer with ties to a suspected hate group has been fired, while another has decided to retire.

Anniston City Manager Brian Johnson today during a news conference at City Hall said Lt. Josh Doggrell, identified Wednesday in a post by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog, is being terminated for his association with the League of the South.

The SPLC identified the group as "neo-confederate," and posted video of remarks Doggrell made about the group and his job as a law enforcement officer.

More @ AL

Lindsey Graham defends Confederate flag: 'It works here'

Via Billy

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, on Friday said the Confederate flag is part of the heritage of his home state of South Carolina, rebuffing calls for it to be taken down after a mass shooting in the state.

"Well, at the end of the day it's time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision. [That] would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are," Graham said on CNN when asked if the flag should stop flying at the Statehouse.

"The flag represents to some people a civil war, and that was the symbol of one side. To others it's a racist symbol, and it's been used by people, it's been used in a racist way," Graham said.

More @ The Hill

Death By Dynasties: Jeb, Hillary, and Disaster!

If tolerance is so important, why aren't Third World immigrants asked to be tolerant of American laws and morals?

Via David
Sen. Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration act allowed the Democrats to start winning elections the same way they win recounts: by enlarging the pool of voters. 
Liberals couldn't convince Americans to agree with them, but they happened to notice that the people of most other countries in the world already agreed with them. So Sen. Ted Kennedy's immigration act brought in millions of poverty-stricken foreigners to live off the American taxpayer and bloc-vote for the Democrats. 
The American people aren't changing their minds. Americans are becoming a minority to other, new people. 
Deft politicians used to know how to convince the 15 percent on the fence. But even Reagan would look at today's electorate and say: Who are you guys? We live in a different country, and I don't remember moving. 

Ecomoonbat Calls for Extinction of Human Species

Via David

 human extinction

Take liberal self-hatred and identification with “the other” to the last extreme and you have radical environmentalism, which sides with animals and even plants against human beings. Take radical environmentalism to its logical conclusion and you have the human extinction movement. Portland, Oregon substitute teacher Les U Knight speaks on its behalf:

 [T]he leader of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, Les U Knight, argues that an increasing human population is pushing Mother Earth’s caring capacity to its limits and believes we should voluntarily phase ourselves out in order to save the planet for other less-destructive life-forms.

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The “Conversation About Race” is a Futile Pipe Dream…

 Charleston personified

There may have been a time when a discussion about racial issues was possible, but that window of opportunity quickly passed when the professional left decided to double down on division with a professional community organizer.

The professionally black have a vested ideological and financial interest in the retention of grievance.  No amount of discussion will overcome or quench the institutional need to be perpetually aggrieved.

Fast-Track: "........a special interest boondoggle.”

Via Billy

The political horserace gets interesting in a muddled sort of way when Congress starts to consider free trade. On Thursday, the House sent a bill to the Senate that would give Barack Obama more power to enter into a free trade agreement with the countries arrayed around the Pacific. The bill, Trade Promotion Authority, passed on a 218-208 vote.

Normally, it’s fairly easy to figure out where the major politicians will come down on an issue.

Sleeper: 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne 427/425 4-Speed

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We see what Obama does yet ‘none dare call it treason’

Via LH


For those of us born and raised in the U.S., we tend to be less cognizant about what has made America the great nation it is. We tend to lose sight of the "glue" that has held us together for so long and which now seems to be losing its adhesive quality.

The insights of foreign visitors who have resided in the U.S. long enough to appreciate this nation's greatness can sometimes be most revealing. An online video shares just such an insight. A Harvard business professor relates a conversation he had with a Marxist economist Fulbright scholar from China, having asked him if there was anything unexpected he learned about America.

Without hesitation, the scholar said he had no idea how critical religion is to the functioning of a democracy. As told by the professor, the scholar explained democracy works "not because the government was designed to oversee what everybody does, but rather democracy works because most people most of the time voluntarily choose to obey the law...Americans follow these rules because they were not just accountable to society; they were accountable to God."

The professor then offered his concern that, "as religion loses its influence over the lives of Americans, what will happen to our democracy? Where are the institutions that are going to teach the next generation of Americans that they too must voluntarily choose to obey the law? Because if you take away religion, you can't hire enough police."

Boehner Denies Conservative Amendments to Obamatrade Deal – But Allows Democrats to Amend the Bill

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John Boehner is simply one of the worst Speakers this nation has ever endured. More hostile to conservatives than to far-left liberals, Boehner’s leadership jeopardizes our country more and more each day and his latest slight against conservative efforts to curtail Obama’s powergrabs is simply enraging:
Speaker John Boehner refused to allow conservative Republican amendments to the Obamatrade deal – But he allowed Democrats to amend the legislation.
National Review reported:

Enlightened Southern Labor Management

While the older brother of Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Davis, was conducting enlightened labor management techniques in Mississippi, New England factory and mill owners worked young women, and children under ten, hard sixteen-hour workdays in dimly lit sweat-shops. Their meager pay was usually insufficient to cover living expenses and left nothing for health care—Africans in the South enjoyed cradle to grave medical care and security.
Bernhard Thuersam,

Enlightened Southern Labor Management

“ . . . Joseph Davis demonstrated the enlightened methods of slave management that he had developed from modifications of the ideas of Robert Owen, Frances Wright, and other reformers of an earlier era. In the words of a family member, “[The cabinets] were well built, with plastered walls and large fireplaces, two large rooms and two shed rooms behind them.” Each had its own henhouse from which the slaves could sell surplus chickens and eggs and a small garden patch for their own use.

Davis was determined to make his [plantation] enterprise a model of labor management as well. As one of nine Mississippians who owned more than 300 slaves in 1860, Davis was faced with a major administrative task [and had learned] that people worked best when treated well and given incentives rather than when driven by fear of punishment.

He established a court, eventually held every Sunday in a small building called the Hall of Justice, where a slave jury heard complaints of slave misconduct and the testimony the accused in his own defense. No slave was punished except upon conviction by this jury of peers. Sitting as a judge, Davis seldom intervened except to ameliorate the severity of some of the sentences.

Davis insisted that the overseers, too, must bring their complaints before the court, and they could not punish a slave without [their] permission. In addition to self-government, Davis provided more direct incentives for his laborers. Convinced that every human being should be allowed to develop to his full potential, the master encouraged his slaves to acquire skills in areas that interested them.

He provided opportunities for training in current trades and crafts. Moreover, skilled workers were allowed to enjoy the benefits of their more valuable labor; Davis ruled that all slaves might keep anything they earned beyond the value of their labor as field hands.

Davis was sensitive to the needs of his workers and regularly rewarded them for unusual achievements, in addition to providing gifts for a birth or wedding, or in consolation for a death. He expected them to work hard for their own benefit as well as his, and he was quick to commend and encourage those who performed well.

Davis’s benevolent management methods seemed amply vindicated by the example of his most able slave, Benjamin Montgomery, who seized the opportunities Davis provided and became an invaluable assistant as well as confidant and companion to his master. Born in Virginia in 1819, the brilliant Montgomery learned to read and write along with his young master.

With access to the large (plantation] library, Ben improved his literary skills and was soon copying letters and legal briefs as the office clerk. He learned to survey land to plan the construction of levees essential for flood protection on Davis Bend. He drew architectural plans and participated in the construction of several buildings, including the elaborate garden cottage.

(Joseph E. Davis, Pioneer Patriarch, Janet Sharp Hermann, University Press of Mississippi, 1990, pp. 53-58)

Maybe It's Not a 'Gun Problem'

Via Billy
 Novel thought.

It took Barack Obama just 12 hours to classify the senseless killings in Charleston as a “gun problem,” exploiting the blood of innocents as political fodder to advance his gun control agenda. In a press conference Thursday, Obama asserted, “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.” Unless you count all the “mass violence … in other advanced countries” like the recent Charlie Hebdo attack in France, where eleven were murdered.

Oh wait, the Paris hate crime was perpetrated by Islamists — Obama doesn’t count those (see Ft. Hood attack). But it was a nice sound bite. Moreover, other countries have not deliberately institutionalized urban poverty plantations, which have become mass breeding grounds for such violence. That is the inconvenient truth Obama will never mention. Alveda King, NAACP member, Christian civil rights activist and niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., acutely observes, “To politicize this by calling for gun control — we already know that gun control is not going to stop the violence. Only a change of heart is going to do that.”

Rep. John Fleming Challenges Boehner on House Trade Vote

Via avordvet
"They woke up in England one day and no longer could fox hunt because of what the European Union had done."


Follow the money, I am sure.

Rep. John Fleming questioned why House Speaker John Boehner and other top Republicans worked feverishly to resuscitate President Barack Obama's trade agenda Thursday when "this is a president who criticizes America and seeks to harm America while giving a pass to other countries."

"What's mystifying to me is why our House leadership, Speaker Boehner, want to hand President Obama a huge political victory and at the same time give him a huge new tool that he can use to damage Americans and damage the America economy?" the Louisiana Republican asked in an interview.

Fleming's question followed the House voting 218-208 to grant Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade agreements with foreign nations.

The move came after Democrats handed the president an embarrassing defeat last week by killing a related bill that would have provided retraining aid to Americans who lose their jobs because of such accords.

More @ Newsmax

Virginia Flaggers Response to the Va Division DEC SCV Resolution Condemning the Virginia Flaggers and the ANV/Mechanized Cavalry

As many of you can imagine, we have been flooded with phone calls, emails, and messages since the Va Division SCV Executive Council released a resolution condemning the Virginia Flaggers, the ANV-Mechanized Cavalry, and all other organizations purporting to represent Southern History and the Confederate Soldier. late Monday afternoon. We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement, kindness and affirmation we have received, and want to share that we are humbled and thankful for the steadfast support of so many good folks.

It has been suggested that there is something akin to another war occurring in Virginia, or that the Va Flaggers are constantly at odds with the SCV and other heritage groups. This could not be farther from the truth. The fact of the matter is that we enjoy widespread support across the Commonwealth, and work closely with many SCV Camps and members on heritage defense and Interstate Battle Flag projects, memorials, ceremonies, and educational efforts. The victory last fall in Danville and the 6 roadside flags that have been raised in the Commonwealth over the past 18 months are evidence of successful collaborations with many heritage organizations, and there are many, many more examples... and with God's grace and protection, many more to come.

This condemnation was the act of a handful of men, and as far as we have been able to ascertain, without any sort of consensus or approval from the general membership.

How are we going to respond? The same way we respond to any other unwarranted attack -- by pressing forward and staying focused on what we see as our calling. standing for our Confederate ancestors, and against those who would dishonor their memory and desecrate their flags, memorials and monuments. As far as we are concerned, the condemnation by the Va Division DEC has no effect on us or our work.

The Va Division, SCV leadership has not supported us since we began protesting the Museum of the Confederacy in the spring of 2012. This very public announcement served to let others know what we have known for quite some time, but will otherwise change very little as regards our day to day operations, and does not change our focus or direction. We remain resolute in our determination to continue the good work started, without reference to those who seem intent on creating public strife and division.

We welcome like-minded individuals who wish to join us and/or support our efforts, regardless of other affiliations, and hold no ill will toward those who choose not to.
God bless ALL who, with humble and pure hearts, seek to honor the Confederate soldier, in whatever manner they so choose, and GOD SAVE THE SOUTH!

Susan Hathaway
Virginia Flaggers

Thomas's Vote Speaks Volumes in License Plate Case

Via Carl

<p>An usual split for these two.</p>
 Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Basically my comments upon hearing that Thomas voted against.

When was the last time Justice Clarence Thomas provided the decisive fifth vote to the U.S. Supreme Court’s four liberals -- to decide against free speech? I can’t think of one, but that’s what happened Thursday in the court’s decision in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, better known as the Texas license plate case.

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A car that tells the whole story: Pathetic Much?

Via Billy

Louisville Police To The Sensationalists, Liars & Race-Baiters

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