Monday, December 11, 2017

VICTORY IN RICHMOND! Proposed Monument Resolution FAILS!

Via Billy

City Council resolution to ask General Assembly permission to move the monuments on Monument Avenue FAILS SOUNDLY. 6-2

Councilman Newbille abstained
Yays were Councilmen Jones (sponsor) and Robertson

The fight is far from over.  There is still a commission appointed to "study" the issue,  but this is a HUGE WIN and the result of a lot of hard work and grass roots organizing and thanks to many of YOU who contacted City Council and let your voice be heard!

More details and a call to action to follow!

George Mason and Original Intent

 George Mason

By Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) was a Confederate general, governor of Virginia, diplomat, grandson of Light Horse Harry Lee, and nephew of Robert E. Lee.

Every fact bearing upon the character and service of the statesmen whose genius created a model form of human government should receive a warm greeting from those who are proud of the growth, progress, and prosperity of the republic. The harmonious working of the component parts which enter into the life of the country is to-day the result of the intelligent labors of a small group of men over a hundred years ago. Like the rays of the sun which give light to the world, a government which proves capable of maintaining the purpose for which it was established, and protects the liberties of its citizens, should be hailed and imitated by mankind in every clime.

The sword of Washington carved success upon the standards of the new republic. The pen of Jefferson declared in immortal phrase our independence of Great Britain. The young eagle was pluming for his flight among the nations of the globe. But how should he so adjust his wings as to carry with nice balance, upon pinions of freedom, the glorious mission of establishing a government of the people, to replace the power of the tyrant?

Among the eminent patriots of those days, whose minds grasped this great problem, the subject of this book stands out in bold relief. A most remarkable man was George Mason! His conception of the authority of the citizens to control the government, and that the government existed only by their will and consent, was thorough and complete.

Trump should defy China's threat to invade Taiwan over American cooperation: Senators

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The day that a U.S. Navy vessel arrives in [a Taiwanese port], is the day that our People’s Liberation Army unites Taiwan with military force,” Dangerous statement.

President Trump’s administration should not flinch from military cooperation with Taiwan, despite a dramatic warning from China, according to a pair of Republican senators.

“I take Beijing’s threats to use military force against Taiwan seriously,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Monday. “That's why I urge both the president and Congress to accelerate the sale of defensive weapons to Taiwan, as well as to bring Taiwan into joint military exercises with the United States.”

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan launched a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, shattering the peace of a beautiful Hawaiian morning and leaving much of the fleet broken and burning. The destruction and death that the Japanese military visited upon Pearl Harbor that day — 18 naval vessels (including eight battleships) sunk or heavily damaged, 188 planes destroyed, over 2,000 servicemen killed — were exacerbated by the fact that American commanders in Hawaii were caught by surprise. But that was not the case in Washington.

Comprehensive research has shown not only that Washington knew in advance of the attack, but that it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the "surprise" attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II. Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production, stated in 1944: "Japan was provoked into attacking America at Pearl Harbor. It is a travesty of history to say that America was forced into the war."

Out of Wedlock Birth Rates High in America; End of Shotgun Weddings Partially to Blame


The proportion of mothers who are unmarried is at 40 percent, up from five percent in 1960; two-thirds of first births to women under 30 are to unwed women. Determining why out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth has spiked is the subject of a new report, released Monday, from the Social Capital Project.

The Social Capital Project (SCP), spearheaded by Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) is an ongoing project of Congress's Joint Economic Committee to measure the breakdown in what Lee and others talk about as "associational life" in America. That refers to the institutions—churches, schools, teams, and other civic organizations—which connect Americans and mediate between the individual and the state.

Video Shows Moments Leading Up To Deadly Deputy Involved Shooting

DHS: Suicide-Bomb Suspect Arrived by Chain Migration

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 chain migration

 8,508 Bangladeshi nationals entered U.S. in 2005 as chain migrants
    9,936 entered in 2006
    7,765 entered in 2007
    7,795 entered in 2008
    12,974 entered in 2009
    11,407 entered in 2010
    13,136 entered in 2011
    13,379 entered in 2012
    11,346 entered in 2013
    14,170 entered in 2014
    13,034 entered in 2015
    18,051 entered in 2016
    Since 2005, 141,501 Bangladeshi nationals have entered U.S. as chain migrants

The terror suspect who allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide-bomb in New York came to the United States from Bangladesh as a “chain migration” relative of an individual who had immigrated earlier into the United States.

In October, President Donald Trump called for an end to this “chain migration” process in his immigration principles.

More @ Breitbart

Bakery Branded ‘Racist’ After Shopkeeper Assaulted by Three Black Students Who Were Shoplifting

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An Ohio bakery has filed a lawsuit against Oberlin College and its dean for slander, after the establishment was branded as “racist” after three black men assaulted the shopkeeper and were arrested for attempting to steal wine.
The men had claimed that they were simply trying to purchase the wine from Gibson’s Bakery using fake identification cards, but pleaded guilty to attempted theft and aggravated trespassing in August. Campus Reform reports that part of their plea agreement included an admission that their actions were wrong and that the store had no racist intentions.

Allyn Gibson, the person working at the shop at the time, was repeatedly accused of racial profiling after being assaulted by the men — though no evidence was ever provided of his alleged racism. The Oberlin Student Senate even passed a resolution claiming that Gibson had “a history of racial profiling and discriminatory treatment.”

“Racism can’t always be proven on an Excel sheet,” Kameron Dunbar, an Oberlin junior and vice chair of the student senate, told the Chicago Tribune.

NHS asks 10-year-olds if they are 'comfortable in their gender' in school survey

Ten-year-old children are being asked by the NHS whether they are "comfortable in their gender" in official health surveys being completed in schools, it has emerged.

The form given to children in year six to complete asks: "Do you feel the same inside as the gender you were born with? (feeling male or female)".

Youngsters are also asked to tick a box to confirm their true gender, with options including "boy", "girl" and "other". 

Parents have been told that the NHS survey helps healthcare workers and teachers develop "better ways to understand and support" children who may be struggling with their identity - but it is not known whether certain children will be approached based on their answers.

The Atlantic: The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone


Students don't seem to be getting much out of higher education.

 have been in school for more than 40 years. First preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high, and high school. Then a bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley, followed by a doctoral program at Princeton. The next step was what you could call my first “real” job—as an economics professor at George Mason University.
Thanks to tenure, I have a dream job for life. Personally, I have no reason to lash out at our system of higher education. Yet a lifetime of experience, plus a quarter century of reading and reflection, has convinced me that it is a big waste of time and money. When politicians vow to send more Americans to college, I can’t help gasping, “Why? You want us to waste even more?”

Email: FBI Told Sessions He Didn’t Need to Disclose Contacts With Russian Ambassador

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions

A newly released email bolsters Attorney General Jeff Sessions' claim that he only failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. on a form because an FBI agent told him that he did not have to do so.

In May, CNN broke the news that Sessions "did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance," calling it "the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials."

Bangladeshi cab driver, 27, in a suicide vest who caused rush-hour panic in Manhattan when his 'revenge' pipe bomb exploded too early

 A suspect has been taken into custody after an explosion at the Port Authority subway station in New York City Monday morning

A Bangladeshi national in his 20s has been taken into custody with serious injuries after a pipe bomb he was carrying malfunctioned and exploded prematurely inside a Midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning. 

It was the second time in two months that New York City was the target of a terrorist attack, and the first since President Trump sparked Muslim outrage around the world last week by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  

The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square. The underground tunnel is a major thoroughfare for workers during the morning rush hour.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, was walking east towards Times Square when a 'low-tech' explosive attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties partially exploded. Another five-inch metal pipe bomb was found on his person.

More with video @ Daily Mail

Chicago: Torturer Of Disabled White Teen Let Off With Probation, Judge Says ‘Do Not Mess This Up’

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 Brittany Covington, 19, filmed herself and three of her friends torturing a disabled white teenager and broadcast the video live on Facebook.

Despite pleading guilty to a hate crime, aggravated battery and intimidation, Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks let her off without prison time.

“As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped additional charges, including kidnapping,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

Calling the incident “horrific,” Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks banned Covington from social media over the four years, prohibited her from contact with two of her co-defendants and ordered her to do 200 hours of community service.

'Doomsday' Plane Ready for Nuclear Attack

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