Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Starbucks employee disappears from North Carolina airport

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Authorities are searching for a 24-year-old Starbucks employee who went missing Monday afternoon while on her break at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Allison Cope, who went on her scheduled break and was expected to return around 3 p.m., never returned to work. She was reported missing around 7 p.m.

Cope was “last seen wearing a black Starbucks polo, blue jeans and black shoes” at the pre-security Terminal 2 Starbucks, according to the New York Daily News.

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Eric Trump Slams CNN’s Jim Acosta Over His Press Briefing Temper Tantrum

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As TGP reported earlier, very fake news CNN’s Jim Acosta continued his temper tantrum on Wednesday after video was prohibited during the White House daily press briefing.
Acosta tweeted out a picture of Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the press room and with a caption, “Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking questions from reporters at WH briefing. Video of this has been banned by the USA.”

Eric Trump slammed Acosta after he tweeted out,

“Does this feel like America? Where the White House takes q’s from conservatives, then openly trashes the news media in the briefing room.”
Eric Trump responded to Acosta’s temper tantrum by saying,

“Does it feel like America where one of the networks (CNN) gives debate questions to their preferred candidate ahead of time?” OUCH!

Re-Humanizing Johnny Reb


“…You said he’s a Confederate general. They’re the bad guys. And he’s probably racist… We’re going to raise our kids here. I don’t want some Confederate General ghost teaching them his racism…”[I]

Yep… a “bad guy”… a “racist”… a boogeyman…

That’s what Hollywood, mainstream media and a large part of American society and politics think of your Confederate ancestor. This little diatribe from the popular New York City based sitcom How I Met Your Mother fits somewhere along the spectrum of popular thought concerning the soldier of the South. At its most benign, he’s simply an unfortunate statistic, a number, a byproduct of that “dark little corner labeled ‘slavery and treason’.”[ii] Somewhere past that notion he is caricatured as an incompetent, illiterate, hayseed dupe who fought to keep his rich neighbor profiting from slavery. At the worst end of the spectrum is the idea that he was a subhuman monster with beliefs and conduct akin to Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS.

While we know this is unequivocally false, far too many people hover around this end of the spectrum. Examples of this type of malignity include Jon Stewart of The Daily Show celebrating “Union Victory Appreciation Month” (a distasteful spoof of Virginia’s Confederate History Month) by “selling” a chess set complete with all of the Confederate pieces either covered in blood or on fire and with what appears to be crumbled buildings all over the board.[iii] One might get the impression that living, breathing Yankees with hopes, dreams and culture were fighting an abstract, dark evil that threatened to engulf everything pure in the world while attempting to destroy the greatest country on earth.

An AH-1G Cobra Gunship Being Reloaded 1969

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A six-man crew reload an AH-1G Cobra gunship following a support mission. The ammunition includes: 2" 75 rockets, grenades, and rounds for the mini guns, 16 October 1969.
Photographer: SP4 L. T. Gault via Fold3.

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As you well know and the majority of Americans do not, Gettysburg is like most National cemeteries adjacent to or near National Military Parks where major battles took place in that "marked" graves in National Military Parks and National Cemeteries are for Federal soldiers (key word is National). After large and horrific battles such as Gettysburg, the dead on both sides were quickly buried. Sometimes years would pass before the Union dead were disinterred and neatly re-buried in the "marked" graves that we now recognize with the rows of white marble stones we see when we visit battlefields such as Gettysburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and even Arlington.There was not any effort to remove and rebury the remains of the majority of Confederates from any battlefield by the United States government. If they were removed from the battlefield, it was years later and the effort was made by the state for which they fought (i.e. North Carolina removed about 3,200 of their dead from the Gettysburg battlefield).
There have been instances where Confederate burial sites have been turned into WalMart parking lots, etc. Even though in 1958 a law was passed declaring all Confederate soldiers, sailors, marines, United States veterans, the gravesites of Confederate dead are not always afforded the protection given of Federal soldiers and American veterans resting in well manicured National Cemeteries. The boys who wore the gray and butternut often lie in unmarked graves not far from where the fell.
I sincerely doubt most ANTIFA know or even care which side was which. Their gammit is hype and destruction 'ala ISIS anyway. If there is an "attack" at NMP's, ANTIFA commies might attack monuments honoring soldiers who participated in those not-so-long-ago battles. By the way, those beautiful monuments, honoring both Confederate and Union soldiers were placed by the states from which a particular regiment, Army, company, etc. hailed. The United Daughters of the Confederacy and The United Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic held huge fundraisers and lobbied their respective state governments to raise vast sums of money to commission the sculpting of such monuments and having them placed on the fields of honor. We do not need ANTIFA commie rat bastards anywhere near such places.

Burr: Senate panel to get Comey memos

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The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached an agreement to receive memos written by former FBI Director James Comey detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump, Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told POLITICO on Wednesday.

It had been an open question whether Congress would get access to the memos, which several committees in both the House and Senate have demanded to see.

Comey, who testified before Burr’s panel earlier this month, kept detailed memos about his meetings with Trump, including one in which he says Trump expressed a desire for the FBI to drop its investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.


Stanford Prof: Don’t Say Your Homework Was Easy Because You Might Offend Other Students

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Truly demented.

To the mounting list of ways to possibly offend other students on college campuses these days, you can now add talking about your homework.

“Sure, you had no ill-intent, and absolutely nothing racist in mind at all,” Stanford Prof, Ruth Starkman writes in the Huffington Post. But by merely uttering the words out loud, you risk a microaggression because you don’t know who in class may have struggled with the assignment, she says.

Trying to explain why an assignment wasn’t too hard for you is also a microaggression, Starkman advises students at elite colleges like Stanford. So don’t even think about telling peers if you’ve already been exposed to a subject or idea in high school.

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NC Law Allowing Gov. Officials To Refuse To Perform Gay Marriages Wins In Fed Court

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A North Carolina law allowing magistrates to refuse to perform LGBT marriages was upheld in a federal appeals court Wednesday.

Two lesbian couples and one interracial couple filed suit in 2016 over the the law known as SB2, or the Marriage Recusal law, alleging that their status as taxpayers in North Carolina gave them standing to sue. The lower court dismissed the couples’ lawsuit, who then filed for appeal with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The three judge panel from the 4th Circuit unanimously dismissed the couples’ lawsuit, saying that SB2 clearly had not hurt their ability to get married, as two of the couples were already married and the other couple was engaged at the time that the law was passed, according to an AP report.

Van Jones: Russia is “Nothing burger”– American Pravda: CNN Part 2

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Graham Grills Intelligence Officials Who Refuse To Tell Him If He Was Unmasked

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Were Confederate Generals Traitors? By Walter E.Williams

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My "Rewriting American History" column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts. Let's look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union? If it did, we can't label Confederate generals as traitors.

Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war between the Colonies and Great Britain, held "New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States." Representatives of these states came together in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a constitution and form a union.

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German-based company to bring $12M aviation plant to US

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A German-based company is bringing a $12 million aviation-related plant to Auburn.

The Winkelmann Group will begin production at its first United States production facility in the Auburn Industrial Park, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. The company expects to create approximately 50 jobs over the next five years.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Winkelmann Group CEO Heinrich Winkelmann announced the new location, called Winkelmann Flowform Technology LP, in France at the Paris Air Show this week.

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Protests planned at Gettysburg battlefield this weekend

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Officials in Gettysburg are bracing for protests this weekend coinciding with the 154th anniversary of the Civil War battle.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans and  a group called Real 3% Risen have received special use permits for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in a special section north of Meade’s Headquarters.

“We make accommodations for people who want to exercise their First Amendment rights,” said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for  Gettysburg National Military Park.

Officials also are aware of plans for other rallies that have been announced on social media but have not obtained permits, and there are unconfirmed reports that anarchists plan to burn Confederate flags and desecrate graves during the anniversary of the battle.

Lawhon said the park is working with the U.S. Park Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local law enforcement to keep order during the weekend.

“Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,” she said.

Besides the two permitted protests, Civil War reenactors from the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans also received a permit for a “site specific” march starting at 10 a.m. from the North Carolina Memorial to the Veterans Memorial, where they will hold a ceremony, Lawhon said. Another popular private reenactment festival is also scheduled about two miles from the park, she said.

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Sweden Giving ‘Protected Identities’ to Returning ISIS Jihadists, Granting Them Anonymity for Life

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Sweden has given “protected identities” to residents who have returned to the country after fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq to ensure locals don’t find out they are jihadists, it’s been claimed.

According to Expressen, Sweden is protecting the identities of Swedish residents who once fought for the Islamic State, a measure normally given to people who are under possible threat.

The newspaper claimed that a 27-year-old former ISIS fighter, Walad Ali Yousef, had been granted a protected identity by the Swedish government. Yousef reportedly joined ISIS in 2014 and shared photographs of himself posing with AK-47 rifles, encouraging others to join the fight.

He had complained that because of the pictures he’s having trouble finding work.“I am looking for many jobs but cannot get one because my pictures are out there.”

Bernie Sanders Insists FBI Investigation Into His Wife Started by Obama is Trump Attack

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Bernie Sanders Insists FBI Investigation Into His Wife Started by Obama is Trump Attack

Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s self-avowed socialist Senator, is desperately trying to spin the FBI investigation into his wife’s likely financial crimes as a political attack launched against him by President Donald Trump. But the truth is, the investigation was started over a year ago when Obama was still in office.

Last week news broke that Senator Sanders and his wife, Jane, are under investigation for fraudulently filing for a $10 million loan for the now bankrupt Burlington College Jane headed as president.

The FBI says that in 2010 Jane Sanders misrepresented the money her college was set to make from donations when she went to a bank to get a loan to buy land for her college. The bank gave her a loan on the money she claimed to have rolling in from donors, but as it turned out the college ended up getting less than half the amount she said it would get.

The donations fell off so badly that only a few years after being awarded that $10 million loan, the college Jane Sanders was leading went bankrupt and shut its doors.