Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saigon March 5, 2017

Men bring their songbirds to this shop where they drink coffee.

Bò Kho from the shop above.

The Sup Cua girl. :)


I have no idea why they put on the hats when they work in the kitchen.
The traveling knife sharpener.

A very nice man from Tasmania on the left.

Half one night and half the next.  60 cents per meal from the shop in the two pictures above.

The Shadow Government Timeline…

Via John


CTH always falls back upon timelines to see the larger motives, intents and operational objectives of participants.  No matter which entrance hole you follow down into the labyrinth – eventually you end up finding yourself in the same chamber, the treasury.

Every motive seems to consistently boil down to money.

Ideology without financing is as useful as a pancake to paddle a canoe.

As such – extrapolating from, and adding to, a Breitbart Time Line:

 1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

In Twitter Tirade, Trump Appears to Cite Exclusive Heat Street Report on FBI / Russia Surveillance Warrant

Via Billy

President Trump on Saturday morning appeared to corroborate a report first reported by Heat Street in November that the FBI had a warrant last fall to surveil his campaign in its investigation of Trump advisors’ ties to Russia.

In part one of his early morning Tweetstorm, the president even appeared to refer to specific details of the November Heat Street report when he said that a court initially turned down a request for a surveillance warrant.

More @ Heat Street

The Skeleton at the Feast

Confederate Lieutenant-General Richard “Dick” Taylor was a Kentuckian and son of President Zachary Taylor, who arranged the surrender of Southern forces under his command in Alabama in 1865. At the truce convention, General Taylor received a stern lecture on the error of striking for political independence from a recently-arrived and high-ranking German mercenary.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

The Skeleton at the Feast

“Intelligence of the Johnston-Sherman convention [at Durham, North Carolina] reached us, and [Northern Gen. Edward] Canby and I were requested by the officers making it to conform to its terms until the civil authorities acted. A meeting was arranged to take place a few miles north of Mobile, where the appearance of the two parties contrasted the fortunes of our respective causes.

Canby, who preceded me at the appointed spot, a house near the railway, was escorted by a brigade with a military band, and accompanied by many officers in “full fig.” With one officer, Colonel William Levy, since a member of Congress from Louisiana, I made my appearance on a hand-car, the motive power of which was two Negroes. Descendants of the ancient race of Abraham, dealers in cast-off raiment, would have scorned a bargain for our rusty suits of Confederate grey. General Canby met me with much urbanity.

We retired to a room, and in a few moments agreed upon a truce, terminable after forty-eight hours’ notice by either party. Then, rejoining the throng of officers, introductions and many pleasant civilities passed. A bountiful luncheon was spread, of which we partook, with joyous popping of champagne corks for accompaniment, the first agreeable explosive sounds I had heard in years.

The air of “Hail Columbia,” which the band in attendance struck up, was instantly changed by Canby’s order to that of “Dixie”; but I insisted on the first, and expressed a hope that Columbia would be again a happy land, a sentiment honored by many libations.

There was, as ever, a skeleton at the feast, in the person of a general officer who had recently left Germany to become a citizen and soldier of the United States. This person, with the strong accent and idioms of the Fatherland, comforted me by assurances that we of the South would speedily recognize our ignorance and errors, especially about slavery and the rights of States, and rejoice in the results of the war. In vain, Canby and [Commodore James] Palmer tried to suppress him.

On a celebrated occasion an Emperor of Germany proclaimed himself above grammar, and this earnest philosopher was not to be retrained by canons of taste.

I apologized meekly for my ignorance, on the ground that my ancestors had come from England to Virginia in 1608, and, in the short intervening period of two hundred and fifty-odd years, had found no time to transmit to me correct ideas of the duties of American citizenship. Moreover, my grandfather, commanding the 9th Virginia Regiment in our Revolutionary army, had assisted in the defeat and capture of the Hessian mercenaries at Trenton, and I lamented that he had not, by association with these worthies, enlightened his understanding.

My friend smiled blandly, and assured me of his willingness to instruct me. Happily for the world, since the days of Huss and Luther, neither tyranny nor taste can repress the Teutonic intellect in search of truth or exposure of error. A kindly, worthy people, the Germans, but wearing on occasions.”

(Destruction and Reconstruction, Personal Experiences of the Late War; Richard Taylor, Appleton and Company, 1879, excerpt, pp. 224-225)

Fake News & Fake History

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We hear much about “fake news” today and, in all honesty, most of what we get from the Mainstream Media is fake news. They may get the weather report and the ball scores right because there usually isn’t a political agenda apparent in those two items, but their accuracy doesn’t go much beyond that. But, then, they are in the propaganda business, not the accuracy business.

Though it might come as a shock to many today, this is nothing new. They have been in the propaganda business since before the War of Northern Aggression. All you need to do is to see some of the “news” accounts in Northern papers of what terrorist John Brown did in the 1850s and you will begin to get the picture. Not only is what is presented, in many cases, rank propaganda, but there are significant things left out that reporters and “historians” really would rather we didn’t know about. We can’t ask the questions that need to be asked if we have no information.


Via Billy

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Harry Reid, 1993 — ‘No Sane Country’ Would Give Illegal Immigrants Citizenship

Via Billy

Harry Reid (Getty Images)

Harry Reid — in a 1993 speech on the Senate floor — insinuated the United States was insane for providing a pathway for illegal immigrants to obtain citizenship.

In his speech, the former Nevada senator hypothetically posed that “if making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t easy enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant?”

More with video @ The Daily Caller

Jeff Sessions Tells Pelosi He ‘Will Not Back Down’ From DC Pedo Investigations

Via Billy

A former CIA agent has warned that the deep state is working overtime to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the White House because he is refusing to back down in his campaign to break up the sex trafficking and pedophile networks that control Washington D.C.

A former CIA agent has warned that the deep state is working overtime to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the White House because he is refusing to back down in his campaign to break up the sex trafficking and pedophile networks that control Washington D.C.

According to Robert David Steele, Jeff Sessions is being set up as another “Russian fall guy“, just like General Flynn, to taint the Trump administration and push the president closer to impeachment.

But most importantly, Steele warns, the deep state is determined to remove the most determined anti-pedophile and -corruption enforcer the office of Attorney General has seen in decades.

Investigating Obama Administration's Possible Funneling Of Money To Leftist Organizations

Via Mike

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating a claim that the Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to leftist organizations through the Department of Justice.

Here’s how it worked: big banks charged with discrimination or mortgage abuse by the government can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims, as Fox News reports. The catch is that the settlements do not specify how the third-party groups can use their newfound money. Investigators have found $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News, “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations. It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”

Speaker Paul Ryan Confirms Obama Admin Wiretapped Trump at Trump Tower

Via Billy

Speaker Paul Ryan joined Brett Baier last night on Special Report.

Ryan told Baier the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.

Brett Baier: There’s a report that June 2016 there’s a FISA request b the Obama administration from a communications court to monitor communications to monitor Donald Trump and several campaign officials. They get turned down. Then in October they renew it. And they do start a wiretap at Trump Tower with some computer and Russian banks and it doesn’t show up anything. Have you heard that?

Paul Ryan: Again as I said none of us in Congress or anybody I know in Congress has been presented with evidence to the contrary to what you just said.

Obama Admin Source Confirms Wiretapping Was Conducted

Via Billy

Obama caught lying AGAIN. White House sources inside the Obama administration acknowledge that wiretapping was conducted to spy on Trump during the 2016 Presidential election.

Kathy (Journalist): “My sources from the White House told me, she thinks it’s all true. She said, um there were concerns that Trump-and this is from the White House and the administration inside the White House…there were concerns that Trump and his surrogates may have been colluding with the Russians and a possible bargaining chip to influence the election, therefore a wiretap was conducted.”