Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Harassment of the Hammonds – Act I – Scene 3 – April 2, 1987 – April 15, 1987

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Dwight writes to De Bates, April 2, 1987 {33-37}, providing some background from a good working relationship to the current untenable encroachment on the historical rights, the failure on the part of MNWR to follow a previous agreement (1975), and the subsequent consequences of that failure. A Map from 1975 is also included. Pertinent parts:

APPROXIMATELY A YEAR OR SO AGO, GEORGE CONSTANTINO TOLD ME COULD NOT GO THROUGH THE REFUGE, AS I HAD ALWAYS DONE. I REALLY DIDN’T TAKE HIM TOO SERIOUSLY, AS I KNEW THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY TO GO, AND I DIDN’T HAVE A CHOICE. I TOLD HIM THIS AT THAT TIME. WE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS AFTER THAT, EACH TIME GEORGE TELLING ME I COULD NOT GO THROUGH THE REFUGE. THESE MEETINGS INCLUDED OTHER REFUGE PERSONNEL AND ALSO PEOPLE FROM THE BLM IN BURNS, OR. EACH TIME, HE WAS TOLD I COULDN’T GO ANY OTHER WAY. AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR OR SO, WE HAD ANOTHER MEETING AND GEORGE PROPOSED A “PERMITTED” CROSSING THROUGH A PASSAGE THAT WAS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. AT THAT TIME, I TOLD HIM I WOULD GIVE 1,000 TO ONE ODDS, IF HE AND ANY NUMBER OF COWBOYS HE CHOSE, COULD GET CATTLE THROUGH THE REFUGE ON THE TRAIL HE WAS PROPOSING. IT WAS ASININE!

AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION, ON GEORGE’S PART, HE DECIDED THAT, INDEED, I COULD GO THE WAY I HAD BEEN GOING, HOWEVER, I WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT, AND BE SUPERVISED IN THE CROSSING. THIS IS NOT MY IDEA OF A “WORKING RELATIONSHIP”.

IN YOUR FEB. 20, LETTER, YOU WROTE THAT GEORGE HAD BEEN ADVISED BY YOU TO NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT; THEREFORE, I FELT WE SHOULD HAVE HAD A CONSTRUCTIVE MEETING ON MARCH 12. THE VERY FIRST PART OF OUR CONVERSATION WAS THAT GEORGE WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER THIS, AGAIN, THAT THERE MUST BE SOMETHING HE WAS MISSING, AND WE SHOULD GET ON WITH THE MAKING OUT OF THE “PERMIT”. I WAS INFORMED, AS I HAVE BEEN AGAIN IN GEORGE’S LETTER OF MARCH 20, THAT HE WAS “IN CONTROL” AND COULD STOP ME AT ANY TIME THAT I DIDN’T COMPLY WITH ONE OF HIS WHIMS. 

HAVE WASTED MANY HOURS OF MY TIME, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PUT TO PRODUCTIVITY AND I AM SURE YOUR PERSONNEL HAVE DONE THE SAME, BUT THAT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A FACTOR.

Donald Trump taps Sen. Jeff Sessions to lead campaign's National Security Advisory Committee

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Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will lead Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump's newly formed National Security Advisory Committee, the campaign announced tonight.

Sessions became the first Senator to endorse Trump, announcing his support during a rally held in Huntsville last Sunday. In his new role, Sessions will advise Trump on foreign policy and homeland security issues.

"It is an honor to have Jeff as a member of the team. I have such great respect for him and I look forward to working with him on the issues most important to Americans," Trump said.

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USA Today’s Przybyla: ‘Game Over’ If Hillary’s Indicted, Superdelegates Would ‘Bail,’ ‘Ugly’ If Close Staffer Gets Indicted

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USA Today Senior Political Reporter Heidi Przybyla predicted that if Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is indicted, “It’s game over. The superdelegates would bail from her” and that things would be “sticky and ugly” if one of Hillary’s close top staffers is indicted on Thursday’s “Shepard Smith Reporting” on the Fox News Channel.

Przybyla said, “What we still don’t know right now is whether she personally is a target of that, or one of her aides. Either way it doesn’t look good, right? And — but we also don’t know yet if it’s going to lead to an actual indictment. And if does, then I think this is a pretty black and white issue, right? It’s game over. The superdelegates would bail from her. The pledged delegates, maybe at the convention on the first round might feel obligated to support her, but then they would all peel off, too, and the Democrats, like you teased at the top, would be — you think there’s disarray right now on the GOP side, you would see a total meltdown on the Democratic side. But that’s all a lot of ifs.”

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Trump’s Acceptance Speech Last Night

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I rarely watch any of America’s Republicrat Media BS. But last night I watched the primary projections and the speeches by Hillary and Donald.

Hillary was wildly self-congratulatory. She can deal with issues impromptu much better. She did not last night. She was bombastic. Strange. Just rousing her campaign troops I guess. She’ll regroup.

I’ve seen Trump talk briefly many times over the years. Last night he did what I never thought possible for him. The Gov. of New Jersey introduced him as the next president and Trump gave a brilliant, rapid fire, factual and personal acceptance speech.

I know he knows finance and business and the top business elites from a life at the top inside. I had no idea he was capable of such a sudden, sustained, rapid-fire, no teleprompter speech which was positive, inspiring in low key ways, very detailed but analytical, friendly and healing.

I don’t know if it’s all showmanship, but it was remarkable to watch it.

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GOP Stacks Audience for FOX News Debate – 400 Tickets to GOP Officials, 50 Left for Public (Video)

 
Once again the Republican Party stacked the debate audience against front-runner Donald Trump.
 
The Republican Party gave 400 tickets to GOP officials. Only 50 tickets were given to the public.

Tonight Trump will be under attack from all sides–

The Audience, The Republican Party, Cruz, Rubio, and the biased FOX Debate Moderators!


Ex-U.S. attorney: Hillary case 'criminal,' grand jury convened

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The decision to grant immunity to Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton aide who placed the private email server in her  home, makes clear the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation and has convened a grand jury, said former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova in a telephone interview Thursday morning with WND.

“For Pagliano to get immunity in this case, his lawyers had to have come into the Justice Department to make a proffer, an offer of evidence in which his lawyers explained to the Justice Department what Pagliano was likely to tell them under oath,” diGenova explained.

“For Pagliano to be granted immunity means the FBI investigation is a criminal investigation,” diGenova declared.

The development in the case was reported Wednesday by the Washington Post, which cited a senior law enforcement official.

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Fox's Andrea Tantaros on Mitt Romney: "Take It and Shove It"

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Bombshell Expose’ – Conservative Radio: Limbaugh, Ingraham, Hannity and Levin Were All Part of Gang-of-Eight “Gaslighting”…

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The New York Times has just laid virtually all of talk radio’s top conservative punditry naked to their enemies by revealing a coordinated effort, between them and top DC politicians, to “tamp-down” opposition to comprehensive immigration reform, and “gaslight” the national republican audience.  A brutal expose’…

We already knew the aspect of Fox News via Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly meeting with Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio capturing promises to deliver favorable opinion for immigration reform.  – Outlined HERE –  We also knew, and wrote about how Fox Executives manipulated program content (including the blacklisting of amnesty critics) to support the collective agenda.

Refugees buying one-way tickets home after finding Germany intolerable

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Refugees in Berlin

With a one-way ticket home to Iraq in his hands and seven months' worth of frustration over intransigent German bureaucracy in his heart, Gazwan Abdulhasen Abdulla gave up on his dreams of a better life in Europe.

Homesick and eager to be back with his wife and four small children in Basra, Abdulla was giving up his refugee status as he boarded a crowded Iraqi Airways flight from Berlin's Tegel Airport to Baghdad that would whisk him and 150 other disillusioned former refugees back home in five hours.

He had scraped together his last $325 for the flight to Iraq — a small fraction of the money he had paid to smugglers last summer to get to Germany by foot, bus and boat through Turkey, Greece, the Balkans and Austria.

But now, after more than 1.1 million refugees from troubled lands such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have trekked into Germany over the last 13 months, a small but growing number are heading home.

 The reasons are myriad, but include overcrowded refugee centers, exasperating bureaucracy, unfamiliar German food, a lack of jobs and a spreading sense of resentment from Germans who fear their country is being overrun by Muslims. Gee, can't figure out why............

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The U.S. Added Only 70,000 Jobs In February Based On Withheld Taxes

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Two weeks ago, we looked at what is perhaps the best coincident indicator of the true, not-seasonally adjusted, picture of the US labor market, namely withholdings of income and employment taxes. We reported that while for most of 2015, tax withholdings rose at a rate of 5% or more from a year ago, on the back of job growth and gains in wages, commissions and other incentive pay, in recent months there has been a substantial dropoff in this key indicator.

As shown in the chart below, revenue inflows to the Treasury Department steadily slowed through the fall, bringing the annual growth rate down to just below 4% by the start of 2016. That’s when growth seemingly collapsed — to just 1.8% over the past five-plus weeks, from Jan. 11 through Feb. 16.

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University of Capetown

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Exclusive Audio — Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention In Manhattan Donor Meeting To Take Nomination From Trump

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is plotting to take the Republican nomination away from Donald Trump using surreptitious tactics at a so-called “brokered convention,” according to an audio recording of his campaign manger in a private meeting with high dollar donors in Manhattan obtained exclusively by Breitbart News.

Last Wednesday evening in New York, according to CNN, Rubio campaign manager Terry Sullivan met privately with a group of supporters and top donors to chart Rubio’s path forward heading into Super Tuesday after abysmal performances from the first-term Florid Senator so far. During the meeting, Sullivan walked Rubio’s money men through the scenario he envisions he will use to stop Trump.

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Leo Townsend Kondracki

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Born March 2nd on my brother Henry's birthday.  He's a proud grandfather, I am sure! :)

Ex-Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon dead after car crash

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Former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon, a pioneer of America's recent energy boom, died in a fiery car crash on Wednesday, one day after being indicted by a federal grand jury.

McClendon, 56, was driving alone and traveling very fast when his car "drove straight into" an overpass wall, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department. His 2013 Chevy Tahoe was immediately engulfed in flames and investigators concluded he was not wearing a seatbelt.

"There was plenty of opportunity for him to correct and get back on the road but that did not happen," Captain Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City police said at a press conference.

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Please Pray For Dixie

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This is the great, great, great granddaughter of Needham Leach, Aunt Angela, holding my daughter Dixie, the namesake of Dixie Washington Leach. Great Aunt Dixie also had another namesake who recently died in Pittsboro, Angela's aunt. Angela's Aunt Dixie, in turn, has a namesake, her Cousin Dixie, in Pittsboro.

  
 Daddy and Dixie with her "Baby Tiger" at our 40th. :)

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 HK and Dixie at the 2004 Hunley Funeral Parade

 
 Bazz, his wife Rachel and Dixie at General Pender's grave at Calvary Episcopal church in Tarboro when they were our house guests some years ago.

 


A gentleman and a scholar, my mother's highest compliment.

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 *Leach cousins in Pittsboro. The second person to the left of Dixie is Cousin Dixie who was named after her Aunt Dixie who was named after my Great Aunt Dixie below.

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 Raffle: Dixie aced my III wine with a .22 at PATCON . :)

 
 
 Ella after her Nutcracker performance.