Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Body cam video shows police jail beating

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Vandals tag Columbus statue with 'Black Lives Matter'

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Vandals defaced an iconic statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston's North End by covering it in red paint and tagging it with the phrase, "Black Lives Matter."

The paint has since been removed, but a lot of questions and frustration has been left behind.

"Why here? It just seems so out of place," Jeanne Brady, of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, said.

There was surprise and sadness to find the Columbus statue covered in paint and tagged with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

More with video @ WCVB

Mayor Calls For Review Of Baltimore's Confederate Statues

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is asking for a special commission to review Baltimore’s Confederate statues and historical assets.

The commission will review of Confederate-era statues in the city to make recommendations for "their future in Baltimore."

The Mayor said in statement that she believes the review will lead to a more "reasoned approach to these Confederate-era monuments" rather than just taking them down.

More @ WBAL

NC: ‘Black Lives Matter’ spray-painted on Confederate monument in Durham

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 Video @ WNCN

Durham Police are investigating after they say vandals spray-painted a monument honoring confederate soldiers Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the Maplewood Cemetery near Duke University’s campus shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Police said the vandals sprayed-painted “Black Lives Matter” and “Tear It Down” on one of the headstones at the cemetery.

Stewart Dunaway, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was at the defaced monument on Wednesday afternoon.

He used a wire brush and chemicals to try to remove paint

Confederate Flag Haters Are Like ISIS Destroying Christian Artifacts

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Securing the Political Obedience of Freedmen

South Carolina’s first reconstruction governor was former Northern General Robert K. Scott, who accomplished a tripling of the State debt through corruption and fraudulent bonds; his legislature voted itself a full-time saloon and restaurant at taxpayer expense. Scott’s successor, former Northern army officer Daniel H. Chamberlain was determined “to make his elected position pay,” though feeble attempts were made toward reform and Republican patronage which enraged black Republicans expecting favors for votes delivered.
Bernhard Thuersam,

Securing the Political Obedience of Freedmen

“There is ample evidence of both black domination and the exercise of controls over black leadership by the white [Republican] leadership. South Carolina was unique among the reconstructed States in that blacks constituted about 60 percent of the population. This population advantage was converted into a substantial numerical advantage in the legislature, where Negroes held a two-to-one majority in the lower house and a clear majority on joint ballot of House and Senate throughout the nine-year period of Reconstruction.

During this same period they held the office of secretary of state (from 1868 t0 1877), lieutenant-governor and adjutant-general (after 1870), secretary of treasury, Speaker of the House, and president pro tem of the Senate (after 1872).

On the other hand, Negroes never held the governorship, the office of US senator, any of the eight circuit judgeships, the offices of comptroller general, attorney general, superintendent of education, or more than one of the three positions on the State supreme court.

Furthermore, there were recorded instances of black officeholders serving as mere pawns of shrewder white [Republican] colleagues. The northern-born county treasurer of Colleton County boasted to Governor [Robert K.] Scott that he “could control every colored man’s vote in St. Paul’s Parish and St. Bartholomew Parish.” The Negro treasurer of Orangeburg County found himself in jail charged with malfeasance in office, while the white mentor who had gotten him the appointment and directed his peculations went free.

On another occasion it was alleged that the white [Republican] political boss of Colleton County engineered the removal from the county auditor’s position of a well-educated Negro political enemy, replacing him with another Negro who was illiterate. The latter was expected to be auditor in name only, while another white crony performed the duties of office.

[The] reactions of historians to [traditional images of racial relationships often betray] more emotion than analysis . . . [WEB] DuBois, for example, accepted the idea of the essential powerlessness of blacks in South Carolina’s Reconstruction government in order to minimize the culpability of blacks for the corruption of that government, even though [this actually] contradicts his thesis of black labor’s control of the government.

However, the key advantage of the white Republicans probably lay in their presumed or real contacts in the North which enabled them to promise and sometimes deliver funds, patronage or protection. White Northerners often passed themselves off as representing the “powers at Washington” in order to secure the political obedience of the Negroes, according to [carpetbagger] ex-Governor [Daniel H.] Chamberlain.

Just after the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, a committee of South Carolina’s Negro political leaders made a secret trip to Washington to confer with Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner about the formation of a political organization.

But many white Republicans continued to advocate efforts to attract native whites into the Republican party and the appointment of northern whites to sensitive positions. This policy reflected their lack of confidence in black officeholders . . . “There is not enough virtue and intelligence among the Blacks to conduct the government in such a way as will promote peace and prosperity” [wrote one Republican].

In other instances, white Republican officeholders urged the governor to replace with whites those black colleagues whom they considered “un-businesslike” or incompetent.”

(Black Over White, Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina during Reconstruction, Thomas Holt, University of Illinois Press, 1977, (excerpts) pp. 96-104)

Remains of MOH Marine killed in WWII found on Pacific island


The remains of East Tennessee Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. have been recovered on the remote Pacific island of Tarawa.

"It was 90-something degrees on that island and I had shivers, just trying to hold back tears," Bonnyman's grandson told 10News about witnessing the find.

More with video @ WBIR

Hillary Clinton May Have Committed Treason In Benghazi By Facilitating Weapons Sales To Rebels Who Killed Americans

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While Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she supported a covert exchange of weapons to Libyan rebels, some of whom then conducted the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, according to federal court documents obtained by Fox News.

Career CIA officer David Manners offered sworn testimony to the District Court of Arizona on May 5, 2015, claiming, "It was then, and remains now, my opinion that the United States did participate, directly or indirectly, in the supply of weapons to the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC)."

The Democratic presidential front-runner even suggested the idea in a recently disclosed secret email to long-time confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Dated April 8, 2011, Clinton wrote, "Fyi. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered," reported the New York Post.

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"Virginians! Virginians! For your land - for your homes - for your sweethearts - for your wives - for Virginia! Forward... march!

Mind jog from comment by BayouBroussard on Confederate Men “Locked And Loaded”

Lawmaker calls for the return of the Romanov royal family to Russia

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Dmitry Romanovich 
Dmitri Romanovich is decorated by former Russian President and current Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a ceremony in Moscow in 2011.

A lawmaker in St Petersburg has called for the return of the Romanov family to Russia, arguing for them to be granted special legal status and a former tsarist palace as their official residence.

Vladimir Petrov of the legislative assembly of the Leningrad region has written letters to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and Prince Dmitri Romanovich, who both claim to be the head of the former imperial Russian royal family, asking them to return to Russia as national figureheads.

Birmingham board votes to remove Confederate monument from Linn Park

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The Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board has taken the first step to remove a Confederate monument from Linn Park.

The board voted to remove the monument during a meeting on Wednesday.

Members also agreed to get the city's legal deparmtent to research any legal impediment in moving the monument.

The monument was placed in Linn Park in 1905 by the Pelham Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

That group does not exist any more, so the board said it will contact five other chapters in Birmingham to see if they will assume the cost and resposibility of moving the monument.

Board member and former Birmingham mayor Benard Kincaid said he wants to be respectful of history, but in light of the church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina he does not believe a Confederate monument should be in a city park in Birmingham.

IDF Appoints Special Team to Plan Strike on Iran

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As world powers and Iran reach a deadline Tuesday - which may be extended - for talks on the Islamic regime's nuclear program, Israel is taking steps to prepare for a military strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities so as to defend itself from the impending threat.

Iran has refused to allow inspections of its covert nuclear sites and declared it will use advanced centrifuges as soon as a deal is met, meaning the leading state sponsor of terrorism could potentially obtain a nuclear arsenal within weeks, all while getting billions of dollars in sanctions relief through a nuclear deal.

The Hebrew-language Walla! reported Tuesday that it has learned from a foreign source that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot has appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan to head a special team tasked with examining the military options against Iran.

The team would explore what kind of striking options are available to Israel after a deal with Iran is signed.

By appointing such a senior IDF official to the team, it is estimated that Israel is considering the signing of a deal to be a game changer which would require a serious reevaluation of the regional situation, and likely necessitate military action against Iran.

More with video @ Israel National News

Flag of Contention

Via LH

In the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shootings on June 18, 2015, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the State capital’s flagpole. Regrettably, even if her call for action is successful, it would do no more to change the reasons behind the hatred that drives one human to kill others than legislation to ban the “N” word would go towards closing the inaccurately named “racial” divide.

Many people look at the behavior of the rioters in Ferguson, Missouri in August, 2014 and in Baltimore, Maryland in April, 2015 and make excuses for them such as, “They are angry and have no other way of expressing their anger.” But, the same people look at the illicit behavior of white supremacists and say, “They are bigots and they have no excuse.”

In their sentiments towards the white supremacists, they are absolutely correct, but they need to apply the same standard equally to people of every skin color. Bad behavior is bad behavior no matter who does it or for what reason it is done.

Despite the unequal application of a standard, there is another relevant point one can extract from these observations. When people are unjustly treated and when they have no viable means to address their grievances, they often turn to hatred and violence as an outlet.

The United States has much to atone for in its history and two of the most divisive matters in need of atonement are the treatment of African Americans in our nation, especially after the institution of slavery ended, and Lincoln’s War against the South which is commonly and inaccurately known as the “Civil War”. These two breaches of justice are closely related, but not as most people in America today believe they are.

Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) drops government's ground based global temperature data

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This significant step has been made by the SSRC after extensive review of the US government's ground temperature data and its wide divergence from more reliable sources of climate data, namely satellite systems. 

The SSRC has found multiple flaws that it says render the US government's climate data virtually unusable. The SSRC has further observed that the US government and specifically, President Barack Obama, have routinely deceived the people regarding the true status of the Earth's climate, its causes, and where the global climate is heading.

More @ SSRC

UPDATE: A Parody: Facebook to Ban Posts Containing the Confederate Flag

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 (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Lets post away until we are banned, as if we'd lose much. :)

Facebook, the preeminent global social media service, has bowed to pressure and will begin banning posts containing the Confederate flag.

The new ban, which some commenters have called “Confederate Flagging”, will go into effect soon after the July 4 holiday. Multiple violations will result in account suspensions.

Users who send or receive a post containing the flag or its imagery in any form will receive the following notification: “Content deemed offensive to one or more groups of individuals is blocked from public view. This content may include images or links to images that “depict, display, or promote the design and/or content of the Confederate flag in any manner.”

All monitoring and blocking will be controlled by Facebook.

The online community immediately reacted with a pushback explosion. Many condemned the media giant for bowing to political and social pressure, while others accused Facebook of imposing censorship and taking away free speech and expression:

More @ USA Today

Confederate Men “Locked And Loaded”

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Reverend Manning on the warpath again. :)  For quite a while I felt I had something in common with him, but dismissed it as he was from New York.  Then I found out that he was raised in Red Springs, NC where my mother went to Flora Macdonald College.

Reverend James David Manning opens by saying, “There are men that are ready right now to defend the nation against the liberals in the north.” He says, “I want this to be clear, they are men, you may call them Confederates, you may call them southerners, you can call them what you choose…They are ready to defend this nation. Not only to defend their own home, their own states, that’s not just their cause.”

He continues, “They’re not only ready to defend their way of life, to defend their children from having to go to public schools where their children are taught that sodomy is right, that man with man is good and girl with girl is good, and Bruce Jenner becomes the order of the day. They’re not going to let you do that.”

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'Dukes of Hazzard' episodes cut from TV Land's schedule

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I cut back my DISH to the minimum which is fine since we rarely use it, but noticed that NEWSMAX has a show now.  So far, each one has been non-PC.

Fans of "The Dukes of Hazzard" will have to find a new way to enjoy the 1970s sitcom set in Georgia.

TV Land has announced they have pulled all reruns of the show following Bo and Luke Duke off the air, according to Entertainment Weekly. While a representative did not confirm their reasoning for removing the series, it's likely due to the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, which appears on the Dukes' 1969 Dodge Charger.

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ACLU: ‘We Can No Longer Support Federal Religious Freedom Law’

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 Gay Marriage White House Lit

 They only help out the commies anyway, so I don't think it makes much difference.

In an op-ed at the Washington Post, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Louise Melling writes that the organization will no longer defend the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

With the militant LGBT rainbow flag incorporated into a map of the United States on its website, the ACLU — whose stated mission was once “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States” — now states that while the organization supported the RFRA when it was passed, “we can no longer support the law in its current form” because “it is now often used as a sword to discriminate against women, gay and transgender people and others.”

More @ Breitbart

“The blood on my face, the blood in my teeth, the blood on my hands is no comparison to the Southern blood that runs through my veins.”

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According to statements given by witnesses and law enforcement, the disturbance, which occurred at sundown on Monday evening, took place in front of the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, a location that has become the epicenter of the latest round of multicultural terrorism against the traditional inhabitants of Dixie.

Despite being outnumbered by the degenerates, Whites supporting the battle flag still flying proudly over Statehouse grounds held their positions, and issued brave and defiant statements to assembled media personalities.

At least one arrest was recorded, while evidence indicates that several suffered minor injuries, which were mainly incurred due to hit and run assaults by the treacherous cowards.

Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion-clinic rules

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The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.

The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after a federal appeals court upheld new clinic regulations and refused to keep them on hold while the clinics appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court order will remain in effect at least until the court decides whether to hear the clinics' appeal of the lower court ruling, not before the fall.

More @ Fox