Saturday, July 30, 2016

Turkey Surrounds, Blocks Access To NATO's Incirlik Airbase Amid Speculation Of Second Coup

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While it is common knowledge by now that the failed and/or staged Turkish coup two weekends ago was nothing more than an excuse for Erdogan to concentrate even more power and eradicate all political and independent opposition, a story that has gotten less attention is the sudden, and acute deterioration in US-Turkish relations. This culminated two days ago when the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel was forced to deny on the record having anything to do with the attempted coup in Turkey following pointed allegations from the very top in the local government that the US orchestrated last Friday's "coup", according to a statement released by the US military on Friday.

As Stars and Stripes reported late last week, the recent failed coup and jailing of military leaders in Turkey could impact U.S. operations there against the Islamic State group, Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday at a security conference in Colorado. Votel said the coup attempt in Turkey two weeks ago left him “concerned” about how U.S. operations and personnel at Incirlik Air Base will be affected.

More @ Zero Hedge

Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech Was Powerful...

Via John

I know Bill Clinton has a heart condition, and it did start a bit late, but you would think they could give him and Tim Kaine a doppio espresso before the speech started.

Leon Wolf asks which candidate's speech will sound better a month from now. Neither. With the exception of a few amazing speeches (Reagan, Churchill, etc.), I rarely spend my free time listening to speeches. Other than looking to lift sound bites for attack media, I doubt few people will. And as Leon noted, it was poorly executed. The answer is no one will care about these speeches a month from now, we will be into the debate cycle then and that is what will matter.


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Clinton Just Announced They Are Registering 3 Million More Voters For Election. 3 Democrat Federal Judges Wrote Law from the Bench, Federal Appeals Court Overturns NC Voter ID Law, 16+17yo’s Can Pre-register to Vote

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During the week, Clinton’s campaign and state Democratic coordinated campaigns will hold more than 500 registration or “commit to vote” events across the nation.

For example, voter registration events will be held at the Islamic Center of Akron’s Eid celebration in Ohio; a bilingual day camp in Hazelton, Pennsylvania; Detroit’s Eastern Market; and a campaign office opening in Madison, Wisconsin.

To reach the goal of 3 million new voters, the campaign said it had created a one-stop-shopping online voter registration tool in English and Spanish that can be widely shared online.

Clinton’s voter registration and mobilization project will aim to build upon the turnout machine built by Obama’s two winning campaigns.

And it also underscores how important it will be for Clinton to activate Obama’s coalition of black, Latino, female and young voters to turn out in large numbers amid a negative election environment against Trump.

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Voter ID Provision


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It is well known that European nations began colonizing many Asian and African countries in 16th century. For example, the Portuguese established colonies in India’s Goa and Southeast Asia at the beginning of the 16th century, the Spaniards started their colonization of the Philippines in the 1560s, while the British East India Company started colonizing India in 1757. But few of know that even those European nations were under the threat of piracy and depredations by Muslim pirates from North Africa.

These Barbary pirates used to intercept commercial vessels in the sea, loot the merchandise as booty and capture white Europeans sailors as slaves for selling in the slave-markets of the Middle East and other Muslim countries. In addition to mid-sea piracy, they used to launch raids in the coastal villages of Europe and capture both male and female Europeans and forced slavery on them.

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DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'


I hadn't noticed the tear before

Sculptor Moses Ezekiel included the weeping figure of the loyal black mammy as a correction to what he and the UDC saw as lies about history perpetrated by the North.


Hate-crime defendant beat man who called him 'cracker' for Southern symbol

In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant’s tattoo of the Confederate flag as “indicative of white supremacy,” according to court records.

Federal prosecutors today announced the filing of criminal charges against a pair of Toldeo, Ohio residents in connection with the beating of Adrian Williams, 46, in mid-May. A U.S. District Court complaint alleges that Charles Butler, 33, and Robert Paschalis, 25, assaulted Williams “because he was black.”

More @ Smoking Gun

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

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An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday (July 29), in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a "religious offering", officials said.

But they cited the family of the girl, believed to be in shock, as saying that she was abducted from western Herat province, bordering Iran.

"This girl does not speak, but repeats only one thing: 'I am afraid of this man'," said Masoom Anwari, head of the womens affairs department in Ghor.

Merkel on the ropes: Thousands of German protesters take to the streets saying she 'Must Go' and a key coalition ally withdraws support to open-door immigration policy after terror attacks

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Police manned the streets of Germany, which is still on high alert following the attacks, as right-wing protesters met thousands of counter-demonstrators (pictured, Berlin)

Merkel's premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy. 

More than 5,000 protested in Berlin and thousands more throughout Germany over the 'open-door' policy that many have blamed for four brutal terrorist attacks that left 13 dead over the last month.

The Chancellor faced a fresh wave of fury after it emerged that two recent terror attacks and a third killing were carried out by men who entered the country as refugees.

More with video, pictures @ Daily Mail

This n' That

It was a good sized Spanish mackerel until a shark got it right at the pier.
The Under the Pier gang consists of fine, outstanding citizens......:) 
Photos above Emerald Isle Pier area 

The Sound

Fried Green Tomatoes.

Shrimp and Grits.

Above two at  The Trading Post

Cape Carteret

SCV Private Bryan Jackson Buck Camp 1769, Peletier, NC July 2016 Meeting

Member Thomas Frith of the Private Bryan Jackson Buck Camp 1769, Peletier, NC, gave a presentation on the role of the 6th SC Infantry Regiment and Jenkins Brigade during the Battle of Wauhatchie, GA (Oct 1863), one of the few night attacks of the Civil War.

Frith's great-great grandfather Alonzo W. Flagler fought in the battle with Company K, 6th SC.

Excellent, hits home today: Audacious Caesars and Test Oaths

On December 7, 1861, former Governor William A. Graham of North Carolina spoke in Convention in opposition to his State requiring a test oath for its citizens. In April 1865, after being overwhelmed by military force, North Carolinians were forced to swear an oath to the government of the United States, and could not conduct business nor public affairs without taking this oath.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Audacious Caesars and Test Oaths

“Mr. President, if this [North Carolina] Convention, like a French National Assembly, were to declare itself in permanent session, and abrogate all the powers of government, it would give no greater shock to public sentiment, and make no more dangerous stride towards despotism, than would be effected by this [test oath] ordinance.

What, then, will be their surprise, not to say indignation, if this ordinance shall pass, and they are told that no man can ever vote again – nay, that no man will be allowed to remain in the State, but everyone will be exiled who does not take an oath that the Convention has ordained?

Sir, every North Carolinian rejoices in the idea, that, like St. Paul, he was free-born. And, although his freedom was purchased at a great price, no less than the blood of his fathers shed in every battle-field of American independence, from the shores of the Hudson to the everglades of Florida, it came to him as an inheritance, the more valued, because of its association with his ancestral pride and glory.

His right to dwell in and breath the pure air of the land of his birth; his right to participate in the election of rulers, and, if it suit his inclination and the will of the majority, to be himself invested with a portion of the powers of the republic, he will suffer neither to be taken away nor trifled with.

He did not acquire them by an oath, and he will spurn any oath offered to him as a condition of their continued enjoyment. It is one of those blunders characterized by Talleyrand as worse than a crime, for statesmen by their measures will encroach upon and offend so sacred a feeling as the pride of nativity – the self-respect and manhood of a high-spirited and free-born American.

Sir, the people when presented with this oath, will turn upon this Convention, and inquire “upon what food have these our Caesars,” at Raleigh, “fed, that they have grown so great?” We thought they were our servants; how have they become our masters?

We had a free election according to the usages and Constitution of our fathers when we chose them as our representatives; by what legerdemain, by what audacity, do they declare that we shall never vote again . . . nor inhabit our present homes, but shall be driven out as fugitives and vagabonds, unless we take an oath that they have dictated?

We render to the government our loyalty and duty, as we cherish and support our wives and children, and perform other obligations as members of society; but we will take no oaths upon compulsion, to bind us to those duties, and least of all, an oath that is accompanied by the polite alternatives of exile or degradation.

Mr. President, the very mention of a test oath carries us back to the “bigot monarchs and the butcher priests” of the days of the Tudors and Stuarts, and beyond these, to the Inquisition itself. It is a device of power in Church and in State, to perpetuate itself by force, against free discussion and inquiry, and in defiance of what in more liberal times we call public sentiment.”

(The Papers of William A. Graham, Volume V, 1857-1863, J.G. Hamilton, Max Williams, editors, NCAH, 1973, excerpts, pp. 314-317)

Glen Campbell - William Tell Overture (smokin' instrumental)

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Democrats Try to Hide Debates During NFL Games – Trump Calls Them Out

Via Billy

As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!


Now this…

The Democrat Party offered to debate Donald Trump this fall – but only on nights when there are major NFL games. The Hillary camp is afraid Donald Trump will destroy their candidate in front of millions of Americans. ( & he will )

Donald Trump called them out yesterday.

No dice, Hillary.

Why Donald Trump Will Win in November

 Michael Moore is a radical leftist that is trying to destroy everything that America once stood for, but for once he is making sense.
Michael Moore is a radical leftist who is trying to destroy everything that America once stood for, but for once he is making sense. 

The following is from the Michael Moore article that I mentioned above... (@Link below)
I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rust belt of the upper Great Lakes—Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic states—but each of them have elected a Republican governor since 2010 (only Pennsylvania has now finally elected a Democrat). In the Michigan primary in March, more Michiganders came out to vote for the Republicans (1.32 million) than the Democrats (1.19 million). Trump is ahead of Hillary in the latest polls in Pennsylvania and tied with her in Ohio. Tied? How can the race be this close after everything Trump has said and done? Well maybe it's because he's said (correctly) that the Clintons' support of NAFTA helped to destroy the industrial states of the Upper Midwest.

Communism Reaches For Its Inevitable Conclusion.

  Go to the Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh. You won't go back.


With the continuing turmoil in the American election process, the ongoing suffering in Venezuela has fallen quite literally to the back page.

The food crisis brought about by socialism's distortion of how how capital is created and allocated has removed goods from the stores and brought the people into the streets demanding both food and new government. The latest edict, to call it a law is its own kind of travesty, should have been expected.

The nation's farmers won't grow food there is no expectation they will be paid for. Foreign suppliers won't sell it to the government because the currency is now completely worthless. So now the government has empowered itself to force the population into the agricultural fields for as long as it feels necessary.

What better way to remove the protesters from the streets and prevent them from voting in a referendum to remove the government. This exactly the same method used by the butcher Pol Pot in Cambodia. Sadly just as in Cambodia this will not be the final bloody chapter. Next will come "food triage" where only those seen as worthy supporters of the regime will get food. All the rest will either starve or be executed outright.

So far Obama, the UN and the world remains silent, as if daring history to repeat itself.