Saturday, April 30, 2016

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The Battle of Camarón

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The Battle of Camarón (French: Bataille de Camerone) which occurred over ten hours[1]:21 on 30 April 1863 between the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican army, is regarded as a defining moment in the Foreign Legion's history. A small infantry patrol, led by Captain Jean Danjou and Lieutenants Clément Maudet and Jean Vilain, numbering just 65 men[1]:5 was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry, and was forced to make a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, in Camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz, Mexico.

The conduct of the Legion, who refused to surrender, led to a certain mystique — and the battle of Camarón became synonymous with bravery and a fight-to-the-death attitude.[2] 

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The Saddest Day Of My Life, Bar None: The Fall Of Saigon April 30, 1975

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My boss and good friend, Bob Goodpaster took this while I was covering a demonstration.  May he RIP and also the American, VNCH and allied troops who breathed their last here.
The Fall of Saigon Slideshow - Powerful

Vietnam Babylift, My Story


For Mother: James Brown & Luciano Pavarotti - It's a Man's World


I wish Mother could have witnessed this.  Luciano  was her favorite.

What It's Really Like To Fight For The Islamic Statde

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Official (Politically Correct) Islam versus the Truth

Time to Clear Our Thinking and Act on Truth

Part 3 of a Series on the Foundations of Islam

Mike Scruggs

In the last two articles on the Foundations of Islam, I have pointed out that the violent coercion of Jihad is deeply embedded in its founding doctrinal texts: the Koran, the Hadiths, and the Sira. These are essentially the alleged revelations to Muhammad of Allah’s words in the Koran and of Muhammad’s words and example recorded by his closest companions in the Hadiths and Sira. Sharia Law is also based on this textual trilogy. The only way to judge the true nature of Islam is through the Koran and the words and example of its Prophet, Muhammad. It will not do to call Islam a religion of peace, when 9 percent of the Koran and 31 percent of Islam’s doctrinal trilogy is about Holy War on all non-Muslims, and Muhammad claims that he is called by Allah to make Islam the only religion and that all nations should be subject to Sharia Law. None of the Jihad spoken of in these doctrinal standards is a “spiritual struggle” of prayer and fasting, as is falsely claimed by Muslim Brotherhood propagandists. One of the most shocking incidents of Muhammad’s early leadership is the beheading of 800 Jewish prisoners of war in Medina, because they would not accept the Muslim faith. This ghastly massacre is taught approvingly by Muslim scholars and leaders.  There are 328,000 words in the Islamic trilogy devoted to political violence, almost all against non-Muslims, whereas the Hebrew Bible has only 34,000, and the New Testament has almost none.

Far from being a religion of peace and tolerance, a huge portion of Islamic doctrine is devoted to Holy War, coercion, deception, and trickery against unbelievers, and that has been the Muslim pattern for 1400 years, because that was the example of Muhammad, 91 times called the perfect Muslim in the Koran. Muhammad is the golden rule of Muslim conduct.

Yet the prevailing official belief about Islam in the U.S. and many Western governments is taken from Muslim Brotherhood propaganda dispersed through our educational, media, cultural, and government institutions. It is that Islam is a harmless religion of peace and tolerance much like Christianity and Judaism. Politicians of both major parties continually repeat Muslim Brotherhood deceptions like “Islam is a peaceful religion hijacked by extremists.”  The fact that suicide terrorists are a small minority of Muslims blinds our political leaders to the fact that most Muslims support Sharia Law, and few are willing to deny the teachings of Jihad and Islamic Supremacy. Widespread subjugation of Muslim women and astonishingly high rates of sexual assault and rape of non-Muslim women and girls is ignored and blamed on Western prejudice. Because we have some personal anecdotal evidence of some apparently nice or moderate Muslims, we dismiss the danger of massive Muslim settlement.  We dismiss the high probability that significant Muslim immigration will lead to political fifth columns that strongly oppose most American religious, cultural, and political values.

Most of the Republican Presidential Primary candidates in 2016 have been too politically correct to oppose President Obama’s massive importation of unvetted Muslim immigrants.  George W. Bush and Barack Obama both hold to the fairytale that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance.

Here are a few disconcerting quotations from Bush:

 "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam….Islam is peace."  9-17-2001.

 “There are thousands of Muslims who proudly call themselves Americans, and they know what I know—that the Muslim faith is based upon peace and love and compassion.”

 “The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to one God, as revealed through the Holy Quran. It teaches the value and the importance of charity, mercy, and peace.” 11-15-2001.

“Islam brings hope and comfort to millions of people in my country, and to more than a billion people worldwide.” 12-4-2002,

On October 26, 2004, Bush gave this answer to ABC’s Charles Gibson’s question on whether Christians and non-Christians and Muslims go to heaven: “Yes they do. We have different routes of getting there.”  This contrasts sharply with John 14:6; Acts 4:12; and 1 Timothy 2:5.

Bush’s universalist leanings were made clearer in an October 11, 2007 interview with Al-Arabiya TV:

“Well, first of all, I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace…. See, I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality.”

Here are two quotes from President Barack Obama:

 “This great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence.” 11-11-2010

 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam. The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.” “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.” America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” 9-25-2012.

Contrast these quotes with those of the past in the U.S. and Europe:

“I studied the Koran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad.”—Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859).

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.”—Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“Those who have declared Jihad against the West, and Western values, such as freedom of speech, are doing all in their power to mobilize against us the large Muslim communities living in our midst. Unbelievably, Washington is urging Europe to admit Turkey to the EU. Were that to happen, the Muslim population of Europe would skyrocket to 100 million — an act, in my view, of consummate folly. Already Judeo-Christian Europe is under siege from a tidal wave of Islamic immigration. The admission of Turkey would hasten its demise...”—Winston S. Churchill (1940-2010), grandson of Winston Churchill.

Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007 was as politically correct on Islam as George W. Bush in 2001, but this 2016 quote shows he is coming closer to the truth:

“There is not a problem with Islam... But there is a problem within Islam, and we have to put it on the table and be honest about it. There are, of course, Christian extremists and Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu ones. But I am afraid that the problematic strain within Islam is not the province of a few extremists. It has at its heart a view of religion—and of the relationship between religion and politics—that is not compatible with pluralistic, liberal, open-minded societies. At the extreme end of the spectrum are terrorists, but the worldview goes deeper and wider than it is comfortable for us to admit. So, by and large, we don’t admit it. This has two effects. First, those who hold extreme views believe that we are weak, and that gives them strength. Second, those Muslims--and the good news is that there are many—who know the problem exists, and want to do something about it, lose heart.”

 Common sense national patriotism must prevail against the deadly cultural and political poisons of multiculturalism, political correctness, and hysterical diversityism. Failure of our next President and Congress to comprehend the true nature of Islam and take strong and immediate action to correct our misguided immigration and refugee resettlement policies would be national suicide. 

Healing the Wounds of War

 The Central Park statue of Dr. James Marion Sims is pictured along 5th Ave in the Manhattan borough of New York

Over the years, countless thousands the New Yorkers have passed by monuments in their city that were dedicated to two eminent physicians who were related by marriage, but there is little doubt that few of them, until recently at least, had ever realized that the statues were erected in memory of former Southerners. The two men of medicine were Dr. James Marion Sims of Lancasterville, South Carolina, and his son-in-law, Dr. John Allan Wyeth of Guntersville, Alabama. Dr. Wyeth had been a Confederate cavalryman who served under Generals John Hunt Morgan, Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and whose 1899 biography, “That Devil Forrest,” effectively dealt with the charges that the general had been responsible for the massacre of Union troops, mostly African-Americans, at Fort Pillow in Tennessee and had been a leading member of the Ku-Klux Klan from 1867 to 1869. It is, however, the statue of Dr. Sims, a man who had never served the Confederacy in any capacity, that has become the focus of racial controversy and cries to have his monument removed.

Lee’s Loyalty and Interest

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The New England philosopher Josiah Royce wrote in his 1908  “Philosophy of Loyalty” that it “seems clear that the correctness of one’s judgment is not the test of loyalty,” and that “one who makes a decision, after due care and investigation, and remains steadfast, therefore constitutes loyalty. Thus did he select Robert E. “Lee as an example of the loyal man.”
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Lee’s Loyalty and Interest

“[Royce] maintains that Lee fairly considered and honestly decided the question at issue between Virginia and the United States and was steadfast therein. Charles Francis Adams came to the same conclusion. “As to Robert E. Lee individually,” says Adams, “I can only repeat . . . [that] I hope I should have been filial and unselfish enough to have done as Lee did.”

Now it must be conceded that every man in the seceding States, whether he would or no, had to decide whether he would adhere to his State or to the Nation, and if he decided honestly and put self-interest behind him, he decided right.

With Lee it was not a question of the constitutional right of Virginia to withdraw from the Union; a more trying ordeal confronted him: What should be his action after Virginia actually withdrew? In this situation Lee had no misgivings; his allegiance was to Virginia.

But, in arriving at this decision, he was not dogmatic, for he realized that there might be two sides to the question. In a letter of April 20 to his cousin, Roger Jones, of the United States Army, he stated that he entirely agreed with him in his notions of allegiance, but he could not advise him. “I merely tell you what I have done that you may do better.”

This sentence has been subjected to criticism, yet it is characteristic of the style of Lee and of Southern conservatives generally. Though it is not self-deprecating it is not an admission of error. It does not affirm that there is something better, but that if there is the young man should do it. The sentence is susceptible of another construction: Lee was quietly boasting and implied that there was nothing better! But the context leads to the opposite conclusion. Such under-statements mark the cultured Southerner of the period.

Lee did not complain of Southern officers who felt it their duty to remain in the Union – other might choose this course but he could not. No more could have laid violent hands on Virginia than on his own father. If to fight against the Union caused him to shed tears of blood, to have fought against Virginia would have caused him to lose self-respect.

[George H.] Thomas, a Virginian, remained true to the Union; so did [Montgomery] Meigs of Georgia, and [Winfield Scott . . . That these men were loyal Lee did not doubt. When Thomas was asked how he could fight against Virginia, he replied, “I have educated myself not to feel.”

As to Scott, he was an old man and had no local ties; he was as much at home in London as in Richmond. [Lee’s cousin] Admiral Samuel P.] Lee was once asked the question propounded to Thomas and answered, “When I find the word Virginia in my commission I will join the Confederacy.” This reply seems technical.

If Washington had so concluded, when he read the King’s Commission, he would not have led the Continentals against the Crown. And what Washington did, Lee did. “For,” as Lee declared, “Washington found no inconsistency in fighting, at one time, with the English against the French and, at another, with the French against the English.”

Lee, indeed, saw an analogy between the Revolution of 1776 and the Revolution of 1861. Colonists threw off the yoke of Great Britain, in ’61 eleven Southern States threw off the yoke of the North. In each the act was one of revolution. Lee maintained that a government held together by coercion – such as Lincoln’s call for troops would create – was but the semblance of a government. He remembered that Washington himself had declared, “There is nothing that binds one country or one State to another but interest.”

(Robert E. Lee, a Biography, Robert W. Winston, William Morrow & Company, 1934, pp 94-96)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Austria's anti-immigration party triumphed on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election

Yes, the country's common sense Freedom Party is going to be smeared as "far-right" all the way up to the second round of voting, and don't be surprised to see leftist parties form alliances with so-called centrist "Christian Democrats" to block the election of Norbert Hofer. That's basically what happened in the recent French regional elections, with leftist and so-called center-right parties working together to stop Marine Le Pen's National Front.

Pope Ditched Two Refugees Once He Found Out They Were Christians

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One of the most appalling aspects of the current refugee crisis is that persecuted Christian across the Middle East are being completely ignored in favor of Muslim migrants. And when even the world's most prominent Christian figurehead does nothing to help, but instead worships at the altar of multiculturalism and its "new world order," what hope is there for Middle East Christians fleeing genocide?

A disturbing report claims that when Pope Francis found out that two of the 12 Muslim refugees he recently planned to take back to the Vatican turned out to be Christians, he "dropped them like a hot potato."

Roula and Malek Abo, a Christian brother and sister duo who hail from Syria, say they have been "let down" by the Pope after left them behind at a Lesbos refugee camp. They were promised a new life in Italy. According to blogger Geoffrey Grider:

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Trump: We are now at 1001 delegates and will win on the first ballot

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We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because system is rigged!

Angry Feminists GO NUTS Over Cameraman At “Whiteness” Event


“Whiteness & Feminism” was the title of the event, one of the many sessions that were part of Portland Community College’s “whiteness history month”. This particular event featured Portland State University instructors Roberta Hunte and Sally Eck.

 The “whiteness” presentations are considered public events, take place in public college rooms, and are open to the public, often times joined by classes. In this instance, a “women’s studies” class taught by Kathy Casto was taking part in this event.

After introductions, Eck encourages participants to surround and block the cameraman, in an effort to intimidate him and get him to stop filming. The angry feminists go bonkers, blocking the view with papers and body fat. PCC “director of student life” Josh Peters McBride indicates that this is acceptable behavior by students.

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National sheriffs’ group, opposed to federal laws on guns and taxes, calls for defiance

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Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Ariz., and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, in Phoenix, January 2011. (Gage Skidmore)

Local police chiefs and sheriffs typically swear to enforce the laws of their state. But a group called the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is intent on strictly enforcing their view of the U.S. Constitution and, according to a long new piece by the Center for Public Integrity, “its ambition is to encourage law enforcement officers to defy laws they decide themselves are illegal.” In essence, they are troubled by the overreach of the federal government in matters concerning guns, taxes and land management, and founder Richard Mack has described the federals as “the greatest threat we face today,” and his association as “the army to set our nation free.”

Latest Liberal Plan – Male Prisoners Calling themselves Women Will Go to Women’s Prisons!

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Ah, the laughable illogic of the left.

The latest trend towards insanity in liberal America comes to us from the West Coast, where California has just instituted one of the most maniacal prison rules I’ve ever encountered. In an attempt to remain consistently insane with their liberal politically correct rationale, the government of California has decided to allow any male prisoner who says that he is a woman to spend their incarceration inside of a women’s prison!

At Last, America First!

 At Last, America First!

Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

The old order in this capital city is on the way out, America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back.

Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday.

Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be — “America first.” Right down the smokestack!

Trump 38%, Clinton 38%

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are again tied up in a head-to-head matchup.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump and Clinton each earning 38% support. Sixteen percent (16%) say they will vote for some other candidate if they are the two major party candidates, while six percent (6%) plan to stay home. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 25-26, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Commies Beat Trump Supporter and Flip Cop Cars

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Hundreds of mostly Latino anti-Trump protesters bloodied Donald Trump supporters, threw rocks at cars and smashed windows on vehicles–including police cars–following a huge campaign rally by the leading Republican presidential candidate in Costa Mesa, California Thursday night.One Trump supporter was beaten bloody after trying to get his Trump hat back from anti-Trump goons.

Anti-Trump thugs beat windows out of cop cars and attacked Trump supporters trying to leave the rally.

Commies gather outside GOP convention in California

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Anti-Gun Professor Won’t Pen Recommendation for Pro-Gun Student

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There has always been a question of whether academia fosters an institutional hostility toward gun ownership. Well, if this anonymous post written by a professor is any indication, the answer is a resounding, “Yes, it sure does!”

Myrtle Lynn Payne, the pseudonym of the professor who wrote the article titled, “Guns, Pancakes, and Ambiguity” for the “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” makes it pretty clear that she is blinded by her anti-gun ideology when she acknowledges that she doesn’t want to give one of her students a recommendation because the young woman is an apparent firearms enthusiast.
Early on in the article, professor Payne describes her student, “Sarah.”
“Sarah” was a very nice young woman who turned up in one of my classes a year or so ago. Her academic abilities were not strong but she had great energy and was a class leader. Definitely a process, and not a content, type of gal. I did take special notice of her on the first day during a sharing activity we typically do at the beginning of my science lecture courses. Sarah shared that the most notable experience of her winter break was a visit to a gun range where she had fired an AK-47. I gave the usual “very good, moving on” response but was thinking, “Whoa, that’s disturbing.”
Apparently, exercising one’s constitutional right to keep and bear arms is disturbing. Who knew? I wonder if she thinks exercising other constitutional rights is also disturbing, e.g., attending a prayer breakfast or a public demonstration? My guess is the professor wouldn’t have an issue with those activities.

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NC: Backwards in a Sideways World
North Carolina State Flag, 35th Regiment NC Troops, North Carolina Museum of History

When I was twelve, we were evicted from our house in Florida, a consequence either of Reaganomics or our failure to pay rent for three months, depending on whose story you wanted to believe. We faced a long, hungry drive back to North Carolina. A neighbor, also from our home state, called me over and shoved a hundred-dollar bill into my hand. She told me not to tell anyone until we were too far down the highway to turn around. “People from North Carolina have to stick together,” she said.

I’m tempted to say I have a complicated relationship with my Southern heritage, but in truth I suppose it’s fairly straightforward. The South and I claim each other as kin because we have no choice in the matter. This in turn makes me kin, of sorts, to people I’ve never met. I don’t suppose that’s a particularly Southern mentality, but I don’t think it’s a universal quality either. I’m sure Texans have helped Texans, for example, the way my neighbor lady helped us. Perhaps people from New Jersey have been known to do the same, though I haven’t heard about it.

Sen. Jeff Sessions: ‘Sentencing Reform’ Bill Rewrite Will Release Even More Illegal Alien Drug Traffickers

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CQ Roll Call via AP

A new version of a bipartisan sentencing reform bill is worse than the original version and will release many dangerous criminals back into American streets, says Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

“The revised bill still shortens mandatory minimums for repeat drug traffickers, including those who carried a gun, and would allow for early release of those currently in federal prison,” Sessions said in a statement that denounces the bill. 

“Moreover, this proposal would provide for leniency for illegal alien drug traffickers. The criminal aliens who were responsible for the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle and the 2014 murders of California Detective Michael Davis, Jr. and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver had been earlier convicted for the same class of federal drug crimes that some in Congress now seek to roll back through this legislation,” he added.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Who Will Or Should Trump Pick For VP?

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 Certainly possible.

 Outside of the expected neocon and RNC front operations, Ted Cruz's selection of Carly Fiorina as his would be VP pick is seen by most observers as either desperate pandering, naked desperation or an open abandonment of numerous of his previously stated positions and alleged principles. In reality it's probably all three along with a pay back for his having dumped half a million dollars into her campaign earlier. I strongly doubt it will much impress the voters of Indiana and likely cheeses off both Kasich and Rubio.

All that said it has also opened the floodgates of speculation on who Trump might select. Some of it so absurd as to be laughable. Most notably FOX News correspondent Carl Cameron's statement last night that Trump has to pick a woman because his ego is two big, he's to much of an alpha male to share the political spotlight with with another male. These so called experts have been out flanked and made to look like fools by Trump since the day he announced. I don't see that pattern changing any time soon.

LIVE STREAM VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP Rally and Protests in Costa Mesa, California

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GOP Elites, Romney and Bush Supporters Pushing a Third Party Candidate to Defeat Trump in General Election

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Rumors are swirling that discontent among Republicans over a possible Trump nomination has some considering...

Great Words by a Great Man

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ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 27: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on April 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Trump is preparing for the Indiana Primary on May 3.   (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday night’s sweep of five states.

Reporter Ryan Struyk said on Twitter that the new numbers came from calls placed to every unbound delegate to gauge their support for Trump plus rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Kasich.
Brand new @ABC count updated after our team called every unbound delegate:

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To many the abolition crusade recalls brave Northerners standing tall for the liberty of African slaves and the Rights of Man. Upon closer inspection the North was a region unfriendly to both the black man and abolitionists – the latter evident with the mob-murder of Elijah Lovejoy in antebellum Illinois. Daniel Webster saw these sectionalists for what they were, and what evil they might accomplish.Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

The South Was the Conservative Party

“The story of Daniel Webster and his great speech in 1850 has been told at some length because it is instructive. The historians who have set themselves to the task of upholding the idea that it was the aggressiveness of the South, during the controversy over slavery, and not that of the North, that brought on secession and war, could not make good their contention while Daniel Webster and his speech for “the Constitution and Union” stood in their way. They, therefore, wrote the great statesman “down and out” as they conceived.

But Webster and that speech still stand as beacon lights in the history of that crusade. The attack came from the North. The South, standing for its constitutional rights in the Union, was the conservative party. Southern leaders, it is true, were, during the controversy over slavery, often aggressive, but they were on the defensive—aggressive, just as Lee was when he made his campaign into Pennsylvania for the purpose of stopping the invasion of his own land.

Mr. Webster in his great speech for “the Constitution and the Union,” as became a great statesman, pleading for conciliation, measured the terms in which he condemned “personal liberty” laws and Abolitionism. But afterward, irritated by the attacks made upon him, he naturally spoke out more emphatically.

McMaster quotes several expressions from his speeches and letters replying to these assaults, and says: “His hatred of Abolitionists and Free-Soilers grew stronger and stronger. To him these men were a “band of sectionalists, narrow of mind, wanting in patriotism, without a spark of national feeling, and quite ready to see the Union go to pieces if heir own selfish ends were gained.” Such, if this was a fair summing up of his views, was Webster’s final opinion of those who were carrying on the great anti-slavery crusade.”

(The Abolition Crusade and its Consequences, Hilary A. Herbert, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1912, pp. 125-126)

Burns Chronicles No 20 Who Owns Your Video? Who Owns Your Voice?

LaVoy from Shawna Cox video

 In light of the many complaints filed against the Arnold Law Firm, attorneys for Ammon Bundy, over their method of raising funds to pay for a legal defense against a government back by hundreds of attorneys and millions of dollars, perhaps there is another side to this story that needs to be looked at.
Shawna Cox had the wherewithal to begin recording the events, from the first stop to the murder of LaVoy Finicum.  In so doing, she recorded a moment of history that cannot be duplicated.

We all know that if you are in a position to have exclusive footage of an event of such magnitude, there is some value, to some news agencies, for exclusive use of such footage.  How often have you seen “Exclusive to XYZ News”, or something similar?  Well, it would not be “exclusive” if it were freely put out in the public domain, for the use of all.

I contacted a number of news agencies (in each instance, I agreed not to disclose the name of those willing to aid me in an effort to determine what value that particular footage might have.  It was predicated on the footage being exclusive and that its availability would have been shortly after the event, while it was still front-page news.

The results were that some would not have paid, as per their policy, for any such footage, to an estimate of that value being perhaps as much as $300,000.00.  Interestingly, the higher numbers came from the established, checkout stand, publications.  Those that rely on strange births, flying saucers, and other such attractions, intended to generate spontaneous purchases.  But, that does not change the color of the money that such footage might bring to the owner of the intellectual property.

Courtesy of Hussein Obama: A'maq claimed Isil destroyed 3 Turkish army tanks near Karkamis town of Gaziantep during clashes

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Appalachian Messenger April 29, 2016

 Popcorn Sutton:

This week’s edition of the Appalachian Messenger has articles by:

Robert Gore
America Needs to Throw-Up

Samuel Culper
Community Security Toolkit: SPACE Analysis

Apollon Zamp
Modernity Has Not Been Kind to the Celt (Part 3)

Click here for the Appalachian Messenger April 29, 2016 edition.edition.

‘Racist’ Noose Drawing Leads to Two Black Students

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When Salisbury University police discovered that someone drew a stick figure hung by a noose on the school library’s whiteboard, they launched a hate crime investigation.

But after realizing it was two black students who drew the picture – which showed the hangman crying, included the N-word with an arrow pointed at the stick figure, as well as the message #whitepower –  they decided not to press criminal charges, The Delmarva Daily Times reports.

English Associate Professor James King told The SU Flyer that the school’s investigation identified the students responsible for the racist drawing, which was originally discovered April 10.

“I confirm two students have been identified,” he said, “and are both African American.”

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LGBT Group Calls for Federal Ban of Single-Sex Bathrooms in ALL Public Schools!

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Inclusive Restroom

Sex crimes revolving around men in women’s facilities are becoming commonplace as liberals continue to push their anti-traditional values campaign onto the rest of us, but this fact doesn’t seem to be slowing the liberal march towards cultural insanity.

In the wake of a federal appeals courts ruling that a school must allow a girl to use the boys’ bathroom, LGBT advocacy groups are now demanding that the Obama administration federally mandate the same for all K-12 public schools across the nation.

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The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul