Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Legion of Devils


A review of Karen Stokes, A Legion of Devils: Sherman in South Carolina (Shotwell Press, 2017).

Many of us have read about the horrendous things William Tecumseh Sherman did as he and his “bummers” marched through Georgia, things a lot of us would rather not have read about. However, if we are to properly understand our history we are often compelled to read material that is not necessarily “fun” reading, but is rather necessary reading so that we will have a fuller understanding of what really happened and why.

Such a book is Karen Stokes’ A Legion of Devils–Sherman in South Carolina, published by Shotwell Publishing in Columbia, South Carolina. Shotwell has published some very informative books on Southern history that more people need to be aware of and to read, so that we can begin to learn the history most of us were denied in government schools when we attended them.

Dust My Broom 1933 National Duolian

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Ireland Issues Postage Stamp Commemorating Brutal Communist Che Guevara

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Ireland has issued a new postage stamp commemorating brutal Communist guerilla fighter Che Guevara.

The stamp depicts the famous image of Guevara against a red background with the years of his birth and death. The image of the stamp was made by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick, and the Irish postal service released a statement glossing over atrocities for which Guevara was responsible.

"He assisted Fidel Castro in overturning the Cuban government in the late 1950s, and then held key political offices during Castro’s regime," the statement reads, without mentioning his use of power to kill dissidents. "[Guevara] engaged in guerrilla action in Bolivia when he was arrested and subsequently executed by the Bolivian army on October 9, 1967. With his death and assisted by the popular Jim Fitzpatrick artwork, Guevara the Marxist revolutionary went on to become a cultural icon."

American Pravda, NYT Part I – Slanting the News & A Bizarre Comey Connection

Charlottesville victim of "racist beating" wasn't victim at all

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KHE SANH Mid-year 1965 to July 1966 by Colonel Retired Calvin Anderson, Tarboro Native

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FACs: Cal Anderson, Dave Ferrell, John Hanna, Dave Holmes, Jesse Couch, Dan Packard, Bob Willis, (others will be added as we get inputs). Dan Packard, Dave Holmes and Dave Ferrell were all shot down and lost to the Coveys.

The Khe Sanh FACS flew missions over the central part of Laos, almost due West of our base. Our mission was basically the interdiction of troops and supplies flowing down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, using 01-E Bird Dogs. Using the Call-Sign of Hound Dog, we generally flew 3 to 4 hour missions since our area of operation was a good distance from home station.

Charlottesville magistrate issues warrant for black victim of parking garage beating

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Deandre Harris, a black man whose brutal beating at the hands of Charlottesville white supremacists was captured on video, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to the Aug. 12 incident.

A magistrate, not the police department, issued the warrant, although a news release said police officers had verified other video that led to the arrest. Harris is accused of attacking a man in the group that beat him.

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Trump’s Strategy Is Clearly Working As 20 Other Nations Take Action Against North Korea

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President Donald Trump’s controversial handling of North Korea has reportedly led to international action, as 20 other nations have decided they need to curb the regime’s dangerous operations.

A Wall Street Journal report revealed that due to pressure exerted by the United States, these nations are working diplomatically to stop North Korea and its nuclear progress.

Under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s guidance, State Department officials crafted a list of North Korean interests, with the intention of diplomatically targeting military, political and economic sectors of the regime.

Why We Cannot Trust the FBI

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The FBI is discounting ISIS’ claim that the Las Vegas attack was jihad. But is the FBI really trustworthy?

The Islamic State says Steven Paddock converted six months ago. He filmed himself killing; jihadis do that and post it online. The attack was meticulously planned, as jihad attacks are, and Paddock likely had an accomplice. Paddock made numerous trips to the Middle East. Over 200 of his foreign financial transactions were flagged for possible “covert terrorism financing.”

Contrary to the ignorant, misinformed and delusional talking heads in the media, ISIS does not take responsibility for events that are not theirs. This has led even the New York Times’ terrorism expert to give credence to ISIS’ claims. The Philippines attack at Resorts World Casino was theirs. And there again, ISIS’ initial claims of responsibility were dismissed.

Bannon Declares War On GOP Establishment: "We're Coming After All Of Them And We're Going To Win"

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On Monday's edition of Hannity, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon talked about his plan to challenge every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018 in the primary, except Sen. Ted Cruz. Bannon said Republican incumbents have committed "economic hate crimes" against the "forgotten man."

Bannon said he is declaring "war" on the Republican establishment and those that don't back what President Trump ran on. He said there is a "new game in town" and promised to "cut off the oxygen" to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and stop his fundraising for establishment candidates.

Bannon said any person running for the Senate in 2018 that wants his support must oppose McConnell as the Republican Leader.M

Trump: “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?"

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This football season it would seem it's President Trump versus the National Football League – and in the latest move, the president warned that he might go after the league’s tax breaks.

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The Official Narrative Of The Las Vegas Shooting Is Bullshit

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300 yards with a decent, but fixed, amount of drop is fairly easy shooting with a bipod and rest. However, if you’re pushing a bump fire device, accuracy suffers to an extreme degree.

Here we go again. Although I was hoping we’d make it out of 2017 without some mass shootings, we picked up one last weekend on Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip, where a gunman began shooting from a hotel room into an outside-venue concert across the Strip and continued until the police battered in the hotel room door to find him dead. Many, many questions have been asked about these events, and there aren’t answers to be had. We’ll talk today about some of the details that have emerged, the theories, and the government spin.

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Trump confirms he'll use 'power of the pen' on health care

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President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he intends to go around Congress and use the “power of the pen” to pursue health care changes after multiple bills failed on Capitol Hill. 

“Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST,” Trump tweeted, suggesting he would use executive action on health care. 

The White House reportedly is putting the final touches on an executive order that would expand health care options by allowing people to band together and buy insurance beyond state lines. The president’s tweets seemed to confirm those reports.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., responded early Tuesday and touted the proposed executive action.
"This will be a great plan & a big deal for millions of Americans. I’ve been working with @realDonaldTrump for months on this. Details soon!" Paul tweeted.

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FBI cites black extremists as new domestic terrorist threat

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The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has spawned a violent domestic threat from “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to an explosive new report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.

The warning, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, says that “it is very likely BIEs proactively target police and openly identify and justify their actions with social-political agendas commensurate with their perceived injustices against African Americans ...”

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North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country's defence ministry.

The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea.

They also include reports to the allies' senior commanders.

The South Korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment about the allegation.

More @ BBC

Forensic acoustic proof of SECOND shooter in the Las Vegas massacre

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PATCON, Tarboro and Dixieland

 Off the back porch of Dixieland

 The Field Hand graveyard

Friends trying to match one of my colors to use for their renovation.  The community college has classes for hands-on historical restoration.  Rare.

 A sweetie pie, one of the waitresses at the Classic Diner.

 Below, some PATCON pictures.

One of Cora's daughters on the right.  Cora is the great, great granddaughter of the Master Servant of my great, great grandfather. Both are buried here.

 A few shots of the Tar River.