Friday, September 2, 2016

From Monument to Cenotaph

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In 1896 at the Reunion of United Confederate Veterans in New Orleans, Gen. Steven Dill Lee, the Commander of organization delivered his famous ‘charge’ speech where he laid out the goals of the UDC and the SCV, and also the goals for the surviving veterans. The first item on his list was the erection of public monuments to the Confederate Dead:

“In all human lot there has nothing better.. been found for man than to die for his country. If there be any virtue, if there be any praise, this fate is to be preferred above all others. We feel it is well with those who have thus fulfilled the highest of all trusts.. the duty of a citizen to his native land, and whatever may have been their private faults, their public service on the field of battle has rightly given them a place with the immortals. Theirs was the martyr’s devotion… without the martyr’s hope.
Their generation and their country imposed upon them this high service. They fulfilled it without flinching. They felt that the issue of battle was with God; the issue of their duty was with…themselves..”

Gen. Lee urged monuments to the Confederate soldier first for the sake of the dead, but more importantly for living…..that in our busy lives the stones may stand like great question marks to the soul of each observer.

A Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

Via Cousin John


Homestead Farming Was Not for the Faint of Heart

In the September/October 2012 issue, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply. I am a bit of a history nut. I have spent many years engaged in accurate historical re-enactment. (Think Ren Faire but with no turkey legs.) So your question about what simple homesteading life in the 1800s looked like prompted me to write.

First—when talking about life in the 1800s, do you mean the early 1800s? Before the advent of canning, telegraph, railroads, and sewing machines? Or are you talking late 1800s? If the latter—just talk to any member of an Amish community about their simple homesteading lifestyle. If you are talking about early 1800s—that’s a completely different matter. I would recommend visiting historic Williamsburg, Virginia.

There are numerous diaries that have been left behind by the folks who “traveled West” and the hardships of simple homesteading they endured; as well as diaries of those who “stayed behind” in the civilized world of chamber pots and chimney fires. Reading these diaries gives a very good insight into how people lived.

Are you interested in the day-to-day life of agrarian people as opposed to those who live in the city? If so—I recommend becoming a homesteader without electricity, power tools or indoor plumbing.

Fascinating Relic Site

Via Bill


The Appalachian Messenger September 2, 2016

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

T.L. Davis
Imposing Liberty

Samuel Culper
How To Use The U.S. Energy Mapping System

Robert Gore
The Choice, Part One: The Technology

Click here for the September 2, 2016 edition.

"Election Fraud Underway" - NBC Affiliate Posts "Election Results" For Florida Race That Hasn't Happened Yet

Via David

Laurel Bennett

Republican candidate for Florida House District 86, Laurel Bennett, was a bit shocked over the weekend when she discovered that a local West Palm Beach NBC affiliate, WPTV, reported that she had lost a race even though votes hadn't been cast yet.  Why do we need voters when it's far easier to just skip straight to the results?

The note from WPTV showed Laurel getting 12,189 votes or 45%.  Laurel posted the following comment to her facebook page in response to the erroneous report:
“Election fraud is already taking place here in Palm Beach County!  WPTV is posting election results, today, when the race is Tuesday! Please spread the word and contact everyone you know to vote Bennett on Tuesday! I have a snapshot of it! End corruption in Palm Beach! It begins with you, the voter!”
More @ Zero Hedge

U. North Dakota Offers Social Justice Warriors Separate Housing

Via David
Life in a permanent safe space.
(Just wait until you have to compete in the real world, children. )

The University of North Dakota is offering progressive social justice warriors the opportunity to live in special housing where their views will never be challenged by those who disagree with them.
Imagine a dorm which functions as one big safe space. Can you imagine what a fun living environment this will be?

Heat Street reports:
University of North Dakota to Offer ‘Social Justice’ Themed Student Housing
The newly established Social Justice Living-Learning Community will endeavor to provide social justice-oriented students with opportunities for “creating and leading positive social change,” according to its website.

The Social Justice LLC is intended to create a welcoming atmosphere for all students, regardless of “age, size, gender, sexual orientation, identity or identity expression, disability, race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, cultural background, socio-economic status, or religious affiliation or conviction.”

Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters

Via David

Mainstream Media: Defeat Trump by Attacking His Supporters


It is no secret that the mainstream media has decided that the threat presented by a possible Donald Trump presidency is so grave that it has suspended even the illusion of objectivity. Writing in The New York Times, media columnist Jim Rutenberg granted permission to his fellow journalists “to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.”

The Observer and others have detailed the ways in which traditional media companies and even tech companies have colluded to maximize negative coverage of Trump and minimize negative coverage of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. But it doesn’t end there. As Rutenberg described, many journalists feel the need to “move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.”

That opposition has extended into new and uncharted territory. In the coordinated effort to stop a dangerous candidate from obtaining, to use Rutenberg’s breathless description of the stakes, “control of the United States nuclear codes,” the mainstream media has taken not just to bashing Trump but to extracting a price even from those who support him.

There are a hundred examples, but here are just a few headlines that tell the story:
  • Daily Beast: “Trump’s Doctor ‘Overmedicated’ Patients Who Died in His Care”
  • Washington Post: “The contractor that designs Ivanka Trump’s clothes does not offer a single day of paid maternity leave”
  • New York Times: “Peter Thiel’s Embrace of Trump Has Silicon Valley Squirming”
Let’s look at each of these.

More @ Observer

Battered for his phone: Shocking CCTV shows gang of 10 youths savagely beating a teenager before knocking him out with a CHAIR - just so they can steal his mobile

Via comment by Anonymous on Unbelievable

This is the shocking moment a teenager was beaten unconscious by a gang of ten youths who knocked him unconscious with a chair

This is the shocking moment a teenager was beaten unconscious by a gang of ten youths who knocked him unconscious with a chair.

Alarming CCTV footage captured the moment they violently set upon him in order to steal his phone.

Police are now hunting the gang who hospitalised the 19-year-old in the savage attack at about 10.15pm on April 30.

More with video @ Mail

FBI: Aide destroyed 2 of Clinton's phones by 'breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer'

Via John

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An aide to former President Bill Clinton destroyed two of Hillary Clinton's phones by using physical force, according to documents released by the FBI on Friday.

The FBI said in a report that the aide, Justin Cooper, recalled "two instances where he destroyed Clinton's old mobile phones by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer."

Clinton used a number of phones while serving as secretary of state. The FBI said it identified 13 mobile devices used to possibly send emails using Clinton's private email server.

Grasping At Straws: Where did Donald Trump get his racialized rhetoric? From libertarians.

Via Chuck

Hillary Clinton and her campaign have been going out of their way to make a surprising argument about Donald Trump: He’s not really a Republican.

At the Democratic convention, several speakers said Trump represented a complete break from the conservative traditions of the GOP. Last month, Clinton delivered a similar message in a speech linking Trump to the white-nationalist political movement known as the “alt-right.” “This is not conservatism as we have known it,” she asserted.

According to Clinton — and many conservative intellectuals who oppose Trump — the conspiratorial, winking-at-racists campaign he has been running represents a novel departure from Republican politics.

That’s not quite true, though. Trump’s style and positions — endorsing and consorting with 9/11 truthers, promoting online racists, using fake statistics — draw on a now-obscure political strategy called “paleolibertarianism,” which was once quite popular among some Republicans, especially former presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The "Oh Shit" Moment: Hillary Wiped Her Server With BleachBit Despite Subpoena

Via sauced07

The story of how Hillary's "personal" emails came to be deleted using, the now infamous, BleachBit is quite the tale.  Below we attempt to piece together how the story unfolded per the recent FBI disclosures.

Hillary resigned from the State Department in February 2013.  Shortly thereafter, in "spring 2013", Hillary's close aide, Monica Hanley, worked with Bill Clinton's aide, Justin Cooper, to archive all of Hillary's emails from the "Pagliano Server" that Clinton used to house her State Department emails while serving as Secretary of State.  With Cooper's assistance, Hanley was successful transferring all of Hillary's emails from the "Pagliano Server" to an Apple MacBook with a duplicate copy saved to a "Thumb Drive".

At that point, Hanley "forgot" to provide the archived emails to Clinton's staff.  So apparently the Apple MacBook and Thumb Drive just stayed around Hanley's house for a year.

Then in February 2014, Hanley decided it wasn't the best idea to leave the email records of the former U.S. Secretary of State in her sock drawer forever.  As such, she decided it was time to backup the archived emails to Clinton's new server hosted by Platte River Networks (PRN) in Denver, Colorado. 

Unfortunately, she was not successful with the remote backup and mailed the computer to an Undisclosed PRN Staffmember to help with the task.

Apparently, the Undisclosed PRN Staffmember also had difficulty uploading the emails to the new PRN server because the "Apple MacMail" format was incompatible with Microsoft Exchange.  So, he/she came up with a workaround that involved transferring all of Clinton's emails to a new gmail account and then exporting them to the PRN server. 

More @ Zero Hedge

Benghazi Hero Says "We've Seen Drone Video" Obama, Hillary Knew It Wasn't a Protest and Lied

Via Billy

Report: FBI Found Ample Evidence That Clinton Violated Federal Records Act

Via Billy

Hillary Clinton using her personal BlackBerry during trip to Libya. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

FBI investigators compiled enough evidence during their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s rogue email server to show that the former secretary of state violated federal records-keeping laws.

She was also informed in 2009, her first year in office, that she had an obligation under the Federal Records Act to forward her State Department work emails to the agency’s record preservation system. But, according to the news website Circa, Clinton opted against that option because she wanted control over “sensitive” messages.

More @ Daily Caller

College Students Know Nothing About the Guns They Want Banned

Via Iver via Knuckledraggin My Life Away

Droves of African Migrants in Mexico Awaiting U.S. Asylum Under Secret Pact

Via comment by Anonymous on Trump in speech on immigration: 'There will be no ...

Herds of African immigrants are being housed in shelters in the Mexican border town of Tijuana while they await entry into the United States under what appears to be a secret accord between the Obama administration, Mexico and the Central American countries the Africans transited on their journey north. A backlog of African migrants is overwhelming limited shelter space in Tijuana and Mexican officials blame the slow pace of U.S. immigration authorities in the San Isidro port of entry for granting only 50 asylum solicitations daily.

Details about this disturbing program come from Mexico’s immigration agency, Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM), and appear this week in an article published by the country’s largest newspaper.

“Mexico is living through a wave of undocumented Africans, due to a humanitarian crisis on that continent, that has saturated shelters in Tapachula, Chiapas, and generated pressure on shelters in Tijuana, Baja California,” the news article states. The African migrants’ journey begins in Brazil under a South American policy that allows the “free transit” of immigrants throughout the continent.

Ecuador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama facilitate the process by transferring the concentration of foreigners towards Mexico based on an agreement that Mexico will help them gain entry into the U.S. so they can solicit asylum.

Committed Anti-Trump Leftists to Moderate Presidential Debates

Via Billy

lib reporters debate

Eric Trump: I Hope Matt Lauer “Will Be Fair”… NBC & MSNBC “May as Well Be Super-PAC Against Trump”


Let’s face it.

There is no pushback against the leftist onslaught in America today.

The Republican Party is weak, ineffective and a failed organization.

Once again committed leftist reporters will moderate ALL of the presidential debates.

NOT ONE is Trump friendly.


Via Nancy

Clintons talking like Trump on immigration

Conquistador Trump

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk.

Yet it was a bold and decisive move, and it paid off in what was the best day of Donald Trump’s campaign.

Standing beside Nieto, graciously complimenting him and speaking warmly of Mexico and its people, Trump looked like a president. And the Mexican president treated him like one, even as Trump restated the basic elements of his immigration policy, including the border wall.

The gnashing of teeth up at The New York Times testifies to Trump’s triumph:

Nailed! :) Putin says DNC hack was public service, Russia didn't do it

Via Billy

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin said the hacking of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents was a service to the public, but denied U.S. accusations that Russia's government had anything to do with it.

"Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?'' Putin said in an interview at the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Thursday. "The important thing is the content that was given to the public.''

More @ AL

EI Beach Music Festival
Master of Ceremonies Sammy O’Banion gets the crowd cheering on Saturday during the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival at the Western Ocean Regional Access. The festival returned after a 17-year hiatus.

South of New York with Charley and Me

 Picture via Bryan

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Southerners (and there are many who still proudly spell that with a capital “S” even if positioned in the middle of a sentence; we don’t simply think we are that because we live farther south of Canada than the masses in New York et al.) remain steadfast when in a fight, sometimes to the point of leading, like the great champ Rocky Marciano did, with their chin. Marciano got away with it because he had an iron jaw and a dynamite right that with one well-connected punch could floor an opponent. Southerners (The South) have no such combination. Even in 1861-65 when we had Lee, Jackson and a cast of courageous soldiers and men, we still had to depend on skill, footwork and misdirection.

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