Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Appalachian Messenger – January 29, 2016

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

Robert Gore
The Apple Will Drop

Fran Porretto
Principles Versus Power

Matt Bracken
The Alienork Way, Part 1 of 2

Click here for the January 29, 2016 edition.

NC: North Carolina authorities say a woman shot and killed a man who had broken into her home


North Carolina authorities say a woman shot and killed a man who had broken into her home.

The Fayetteville Observer reports ( the shooting occurred Friday morning at a home in Robeson County.

Maj. Anthony Thompson is a spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. He said the woman had left home to run an errand, and when she returned, she saw an unfamiliar Jeep parked in her driveway.

More @ WRAL

Fire Bombing Japanese Civilians

Despite military press releases and public statements that the US was not indiscriminately bombing civilian populations, the fact was that the nighttime incendiary bombing of Japanese cities was a weapon of area destruction, not precision bombing of industrial targets. The incendiary raids “destroyed homes, hospitals and schools, as well as factories, and killed lots of people, mainly women, children, and old men.”  The waging of war upon defenseless civilians is perhaps the most lasting legacy of Lincoln and W.T. Sherman.
Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political Divide

Fire Bombing Japanese Civilians

“General [Hap] Arnold needed results. [General] Larry Norstad had made that very clear. In effect he said: “You go ahead and get [bombing] results, or you’ll be fired.”

. . . Let’s see: we could load [the bombers] with E-46 clusters. Drop them to explode at about two thousand feet, say, or twenty-five hundred. Then each of those would release thirty-eight of the M-69 incendiary bombs . . . Could use both napalm and phosphorous. Those napalm M-47’s. They say that ninety percent of the structures in Tokyo are built of wood [and all sources] say that the same. Very flimsy construction.

Bringing those [B-29’s] all the way down from thirty thousand feet to about nine or even five thousand. A lot of people will tell me that flesh and blood can’t stand it. So if we go in low – at night, singly, not in formation – I think we’ll surprise the Japs. At least for a short period of time . . . But if this first attack is successful, we’ll run another, right quick. Say, twenty-four hours afterward. Two days at the most. And then maybe another.

With at least three hundred planes we can get a good concentration. No matter how you slice it, you’re going to kill an awful lot of civilians. Thousands and thousands . . . We’re at war with Japan. Do you want to kill Japanese, or would you rather have Americans killed? Crank her up, let’s go.

Drafts from the Tokyo fires bounced our planes into the sky like ping-pong balls. A B-29 coming in after the flames were really on the tear would get caught in one of those searing updrafts. According to the Tokyo fire chief, the situation was out of control within thirty minutes. It was like an explosive forest fire in a dry pine woods. The racing flames engulfed ninety-five fire engines and killed on hundred and twenty-five firemen . . . [and] burning up nearly sixteen square miles of the world’s largest city.

If it hadn’t been for that big river curving through the metropolitan area, a lot more of the city would have gone. About a fourth of all the buildings in Tokyo went up in smoke that night anyway. More than two hundred and sixty seven thousand buildings. No other air attack of the war, either in Japan or in Europe, was so destructive of life and property.

Let’s go back and consult Major Boyle for the final time, and hear what he has to say in his Air Force [magazine] article: “The ten-day fire blitz of Japan was a turning point. The panic-stricken [survivors] began an exodus from the major cities . . . “

(Mission with LeMay, My Story; Gen. Curtis E. LeMay with MacKinlay Kantor, excerpts, pp. 347; 352-355)

Burns Oregon

There are always reasons not to do things and I know how a good many people in this community of patriots feel about protests and rallies, but there comes a time when numbers matter. The murder of LaVoy Finicum should not be allowed to go silently by. The Pacific Patriots Network has put out a peaceful call to action in Burns Oregon, a call to action that I will honor, because it calls for authorities who perpetrated murder and were involved in a conspiracy to commit murder to be held accountable.

"Suggested talking point and mantra-like slogan for all your assorted internet chatter"

Via Northwest Net
"The FBI sent 100 agents in 40 armored vehicles to murder one man in Oregon, but they haven't even interviewed Hillary Clinton yet."

Head of Glenn Beck’s Media Empire Quits as The Blaze Burns Down

Via avordvet

 Good riddance to bad rubbish, Tyrant Lincoln lover.

Kraig Kitchin will stay with the company, but resigned from the top job after friction with fellow Beck executive Jonathan Schreiber. A ‘mass exodus’ of staff may follow.
In what knowledgeable observers say is a sign of increasing turmoil in Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire, Beck’s longtime mentor and corporate executive, Kraig Kitchin, has quit as CEO of The Blaze.
Kitchin’s replacement, Stewart Padveen, a digital startup entrepreneur who joined Beck’s company last summer, will be the fourth leader of The Blaze since late 2014.

Stockholm pogrom: Crowd of masked men hunt and beat up non-Swedes

Via sauced07

© Eloy Alonso
Dozens of masked man went on an anti-immigrant rampage in Stockholm in an apparent retaliation for the stabbing death of a young Swedish woman at a refugee center earlier this week, local media reported. 
The crowd of some 40 to 50 people went on a violent spree on Friday night at around 9 p.m. local time in and around the Swedish capital’s main railroad station, according to the Aftonbladet daily.

They were beating up anyone who didn’t look like ethnic Swede. The attackers were wearing black balaclavas and armbands, the video obtained by the tabloid showed.

More @ RT

1862: The Confederates Strike Back

Via Kevin


In the late summer of 1862, after a series of victories culminating in the Union Army’s rout at Second Manassas, General Lee and his commanders meet with President Davis and Secretary of State Judah Benjamin near that blood-soaked battleground to arrange a highly controversial and risky campaign for the fall. General Lee agrees to divide his Army of Northern Virginia by sending his most trusted general, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, to Kentucky with three Divisions by railcars to Knoxville, Tennessee. Jackson’s Corps is ordered to march into Kentucky and meet with two other Confederate armies, those of Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith, to secure that state for the Confederacy.

In 1862 The Confederates Strike Back, author Kevin Carroll offers a fictional work of military history that envisions what might have happened if commanders at the time had made other choices. The story journeys through a series of hypothetical historical events once the Battle of Second Manassas is complete.

Laced with military strategy, tactical maneuvering, and unforeseen complications caused by the fog of war, 1862 The Confederates Strike Back is complete with details on orders of battle that were accurate in late summer of 1862. It presents a realistic and plausible alternative to the historical events as they occurred. Can General Lee hold on and buy the time Jackson needs to complete his mission and return to Virginia? Will the risky strategy backfire on the South? Will the Confederacy achieve Independence?

                                                          @ Southern Republic

The Finicum Execution: Zoomed In at 50% Speed and can be played at 1080p HD

NavyJack1/30/2016 at 7:36 am
Max, Here is a version that is zoomed in and can be played at 1080p HD. It repeats the killing sequence 4 times:

LaVoy Points Out the Person that Takes the First Shot At Him

Via Reb Bill "Y'all, let me warn you that this is a very graphic and disturbing video and it clearly shows that what the young lady who was an eye-witness to the fedrul gestapo murder of Mr.Finicum says in her audio interview is true.! This was cold blooded murder. The message is clear; if anyone now dares to challenge any issue of constitutionality and stand up for liberty and what is right, this is the treatment they can expect from the Nazi's in the Wolfschanze on the Potomac.

 Think about if this would have been your father, husband, or grandfather. This heinous act cannot be allowed to go unpunished. Any one of the various gestapo bureaucracies (IRS, BLM, FBI, CIA, BATF, DHS, ad nauseum) is capable of these same terrorist tactics against any of us who choose to dissent or disagree with "official Nazi government policy" no matter if we are in the right or not, and the Constitution be damned. If this gestapo murder of this quiet, liberty loving, innocent, descendant of two native American tribes and a husband, father and grandfather of a patriotic American family does not touch you, then you are living with your head in the sand."

The Ambush and Murder of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum

Where are the Oath Keepers?  Where is the perimeter other groups openly told the FBI that they were establishing to “prevent another Waco?”  The evidence indicates that at least a few such persons were no friends of liberty, and were accomplices to the murder of LaVoy.

In the end, here is the truth.  The government could have, but didn’t prevent this.  The 3 Percenters could have, but didn’t prevent this.  The Oath Keepers, the Pacific Patriots Network and other militia groups, could have but didn’t prevent this.  Without assigning blame – it is undeniable that blood has been spilled, as a significant group of Americans from all over this country attempted to stand in resistance to tyranny.

More than 60 years ago, the great scholar and Constitutional advocate J. Reuben Clark warned that “we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back.” He also warned, “I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood.”  Once again, tragically, we are paying in blood and the loss of liberties from those who stood.


On January 26, 2015 the FBI and Oregon State Police ambushed and murdered Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.  Based upon two personal eye-witness accounts, it is clear that the stories being widely circulated are false (due to laziness, misguided motives, or wickedness) and the truth should interest the friends of liberty, and those who want to know the actual fate of LaVoy and how our government agents acted yesterday.

I had just been to visit and interview LaVoy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, and Shawna Cox the day before, and had only left the refuge yesterday morning in the very early hours.  I hadn’t gone there to be an occupier or to participate, I had gone there to see the truth for myself and to talk with Ryan and Ammon.  I saw that reporters like Julie Turkewitz for the New York Times had just walked right up to the Refuge and encountered no problems with law enforcement or the occupiers.  So, I wondered whether a Free Capitalist might do the same thing.

I made contact with Ryan Bundy, and at his and Ammon’s invitation, I cautiously headed up.  With a friend I drove through the night and we arrived in the very early hours of the morning.  LaVoy was the first person to greet us, and throughout the day showed us around, introduced us, and talked about all that was going on. I left after a long day, without even staying the night in Oregon, just after my last interview on with Ammon.   Shawna Cox was the last person I hugged.

Comment on FBI Drone Footage of Shooting

Yep, the stagger and grab of the midsection is a definite gunshot hitting home, and I've seen it enough times be sure. Its clear enough that he is shot three times .

The first two don't bring him down, but you can see his body flynching at the impact of each hit, and after the second his head goes about quickly, searching for the new threat.

The first shot is from the shooter in front of him at the edge of the road, which happens as the zoom of the drone's camera is changing. But the second and third shots come from the shooter behind him in the trees. You can tell because he is looking around for the source of the second shot, but never even sees that individual before the third shot drops him. He's still alive at that point, still waving his arm to indicate surrender and/or plead for help.

And they leave him to bleed out in the snow, even though he is obviously no longer a threat. It's rather obscene.

IOW, you are witnessing an assasination - he was killed in cold blood, shot by multiple assailants; one of whom is a cowardly bastard, repeatedly shooting an unarmed man from behind, at close range.

And where was medical aid? I'm sure there were med units on-scene. Those Federales never run such an op without preparing for the possibility that one of their own will be shot, so there is always at least one ambulance very nearby.

After reviewing this, I can say with full confidence that this requires proper redress. There is no question but that the shoot is unnecessary by FBI standards, and further constitutes a criminal act on the part of both shooters, and also whoever was the agent in charge.

It is MURDER because not only was he shot when it was not necesary; but also because he was denied medical care after he was no longer a threat, which ensured his death.

There's a very fine line between a justified shoot and a purposeful MURDER, and these agents/officers crossed that line by quite a ways.

American Tech Workers Defiant as GOP Lawmakers Push to Expand Foreign Labor Programs

Via Mike


In 2014, the Northeast Utilities Company in Connecticut — now known as Eversource Energy — allegedly laid off around 200 of its American tech workers and replaced them with low-wage foreigners admitted on H-1B guest worker visas.

Now a photo has emerged depicted the workers’ final, silent patriotic protest — silent because the workers reportedly were forced to sign non-disparagement agreements to shield their employer.
The image depicts the display of American flags around cubicles of the company’s IT department — circulated by trade magazine ComputerWorld — before the Americans were replaced with foreign labor.

The powerful image seems to have taken on fresh significance in light of the news that American tech workers have launched their discrimination lawsuit against Florida Disney. Like Northeast Utilities, Disney similarly laid off scores of American workers — Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) constituents
and replaced them with low-wage foreign laborers.

More @ Breitbart