Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Right Angle - 2017: A Look Back

Victims of the red revolution: The haunting faces of prisoners worked to death in Stalin's slave camps emerge as 100th anniversary of 1917 Bolshevik takeover approaches

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The bodies of hundreds of Polish people lie dead in a mass grave in Katyn, Poland. By the time the last Soviet gulag closed its gates, millions had died. Some worked themselves to death, some had starved, and others were simply dragged out into the woods and shot

Trudging through mud in sub-zero temperatures, digging the earth with their bare hands and heaving huge rocks with the most primitive of tools, these horrifying photos have revealed life inside Joseph Stalin's gulag prisons, where people were worked to death in Soviet labour camps through the mid-1900s. 

This year marks 100 years since the 1917 Russian Revolution, which led to Vladimir Lenin taking control of the Soviet Union. When Lenin died in 1924, Stalin rose to power and became the state's authoritarian leader.

Between 1929 and the year of Stalin's death in 1953, 18million men and women were transported to Soviet slave labour camps in Siberia and other outposts of the Red empire - many of them never to return.

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Tomi Lahren's Final Thoughts on 2017

Trump: I use social media to 'fight a very dishonest and unfair press'

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Trump has accused reporters of making up sources before. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump again accused the media of making up sources and fabricating stories and said he uses social media to combat the “very dishonest and unfair ‘press.’”

“I use Social Media not because I like to, but because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair ‘press,’ now often referred to as Fake News Media. Phony and non-existent ‘sources’ are being used more often than ever. Many stories & reports a pure fiction!” Trump tweeted Saturday.

A year later, an investigation in search of a crime

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In November Steve Bannon told me Mueller would continue his witch hunt and drop something big before the 2018 elections to help Democrats. It looks like Steve Bannon was right.

In all of the end-of-year reviews, the most surprising (and most disappointing) realization for many is what’s missing from the list: the charging of Donald Trump.

Indeed, much like Mark Twain, President Trump could claim reports of his impending indictment have been much exaggerated. Even before he took the oath of office, commentators predicted indictment or impeachment as the inevitable end for the 45th president. While 2018 (and special counsel Robert Mueller) could still bring new evidence or allegations, a review of the “clear” crimes articulated over the year have produced little in terms of actual charges.


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Iran's protests are powerful and real. Why are mainstream media outlets so hesitant to report on them?

Via Billy

For all the squabbling that social media platforms are notorious for, their relevance to the media landscape plays an important role in times of protest.

This was evident with Black Lives Matter, among other movements. It’s been evident for the past three days in Iran, where thousands have taken to streets and public squares calling for an end to the hardline conservative regime of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The question that needs to be asked right now is why traditional mainstream media outlets – grandstanding over their importance in this new, bold era of fact-checking and truth-telling – have largely ignored a blossoming revolution.

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Former Sheriff David Clarke: Make the media 'taste their own blood'

Via Billy

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke took a swing at the media on Saturday in response to reports about a past FBI investigation that looked into his emails.

“BREAKING NEWS! When LYING LIB MEDIA makes up FAKE NEWS to smear me, the ANTIDOTE is go right at them,” the ex-Sheriff tweeted. “Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD. Nothing gets a bully like LYING LIB MEDIA’S attention better than to give them a taste of their own blood #neverbackdown”

RIP, Michel, My Good Friend

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Michel J. Miklaszewski died peacefully in Naples, FL, on October 3, 2017. Michel was born in Roubaix, France on November 21, 1942, and moved to the Charleston area with his family in 1955. He graduated from Berkeley High School and attended The Citadel and the Belmont Abbey. 

He is survived by his mother, Paulette Miklaszewski; siblings, Jeannette Seneca (Russell); Brigitte Miklaszewski; Etienne Miklaszewski (Sandra), and Jacqueline Whelan (Stephen); his daughter, Lisa Lopez; and granddaughter, Lilyan Taylor, both of Charlotte, NC; many nieces and nephews and an extended family in France. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Miklaszewski, and his father, Joseph Miklaszewski. Michel was a memorable man, the life of every gathering, always with a funny story to tell and passionate about sailing, jazz and traveling. He will be missed by his family and friends. Services are private. Donations may be made to Avow Hospice Care, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34015. Visit our guestbook at 

 Published in Charleston Post &Courier on Oct. 7, 2017

The Desire For Total Control

Via Billy
 They ruled Vietnam for 1,000 years.

It goes way, way back. Check out the Tower of Babel in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Man wanted to reach to Heaven by his own efforts, to be God, as it were. If you read the Genesis account you see that he didn't quite make it. However, that has not stopped his efforts in that direction for centuries and they continue to this day.

The Caesars controlled the Roman Empire, which was all of southern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean area, and much of North Africa; the known world at that time. Caesar (depending on which one) was a benevolent dictator. You could have whatever religious beliefs you wanted to--as long as you recognized Caesar as Lord. The Christians wouldn't, couldn't, do that, hence Caesar would not have total control--and that was where their problems began. For them, Jesus the Christ was Lord, not Caesar. When Caesar tried to force the issue, and a lot of Christians died, it was the beginning of the end for Rome.

For us in this country, it goes back to the British Empire.

The number of people who are willing to hear the truth is always smaller than the number of people who desire a comforting lie.

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Most people think of E.F. Schumacher today (to the extent that they think of him at all) as some sort of vaguely leftist harbinger of the environmentalist movement.  His most famous work, Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, is often reduced to “Buddhist Economics,” the title of one of the essays collected therein.  Though it is true that Schumacher developed an interest in Buddhism during a stint as an economic consultant in Burma in 1955, his fascination with Catholicism ran much deeper, and after 15 years of intellectual and spiritual study, he entered the Catholic Church in 1971, two years before he published Small Is Beautiful.

For those familiar with the Church’s social teaching, the concept of subsidiarity, and the distributism of G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, and Fr. Vincent McNabb, Schumacher’s work is as Catholic as Catholic can be, even if he never identified it as such.  And there’s no reason why he should have: Subsidiarity is a doctrine developed from natural law, not from revelation, which means that all men can arrive at its truth, regardless of their faith (or lack thereof) in Christ.

Oddly enough, though, one of the reasons Schumacher is usually dismissed by American conservatives is that those conservatives—including many (indeed most) Christian conservatives in the United States—have taken their stand with the universalizing forces of modernity, otherwise known as liberalism.

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Men of the Division,

Commander Stone asked me to write you and address a serious matter facing our brothers in Tennessee. By extension of our common heritage, it also affects us.

As many of you are probably aware by now, last night, the city council of Memphis, Tennessee voted unanimously to remove the memorials to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis in a city park. They did so to thwart state law, which similar in ways to ours, prohibits the removal of such objects barring certain circumstances, on public property. To maintain compliance with the law, the city council sold the parcels of land to a non-profit for a pittance, run by a member of the same council, so that they memorials were technically on private land and not public. Under this scheme, the memorials were removed by heavy equipment under the cover of darkness and with full police protection.

You should note two things about this event other than the obvious desecration of our heroes:

(1) By all accounts, the bodies of General Forrest and his wife still lie in the grave beneath his memorial. That was my first concern and I scoured the news yesterday and today to try and figure out if the bodies were previously removed and if not, what plans the city had to handle the remains with proper dignity. Regardless, it is clear that despite the fact that human remains are involved, the city and the savages supporting the removal of General Forrest's legacy know no decency or end to their crusade against us and our ancestors. The point is, occurrences like this should not shock you anymore. This is the new normal. First it was just courthouse paintings and flags. Then it was equestrian statues in big cities. Now it is actual grave sites. Even with laws in place to protect our memorials, they are still being removed. The question is: "where will they stop in their war against our heritage?" The answer is: "They won't stop." They are literally digging us up now. You need to understand that.

(2) This method of selling the land to sympathetic parties in backroom deals will be employed across the nation and probably in North Carolina to remove memorials honoring Confederates and other heroes from our history. I sincerely hope that it will not become a widely adopted strategy by the left, however, it is genius in its level of evil and extortion. Even if such transactions are not lawful, like that in Memphis where a conflict of interest is clearly problematic, it puts the onus on parties like the SCV to bring suit and incur the cost of pursuing justice. With our limited resources and potential lack of standing in unsympathetic judicial forums, we will quickly be drained of money and the ability to fight.

I don't have a solution for this problem. General Forrest's protectors in Tennessee did everything they could and they won fair and square. The statue was to remain in the park in accordance with state law. However, when the left did not like the result, they changed the rules. Now, not only is General Forrest gone but a memorial to Jeff Davis is gone as well. We went from victory to double defeat overnight.

Obviously, the Tennessee Division and IHQ will be fighting this removal, however, the damage is done and it is uncertain that the statues, already sitting in an undisclosed location, will ever be restored. These are low times for us and they may get worse. It is more important now than ever to stay the course, attend your camp meetings, participate at the Division level, and make the NCSCV a stronger brotherhood. We can only depend on ourselves and it is up to us to ensure that our heritage survives this second period of reconstruction. We have to stick together.

When it's all said and done, the only thing that truly matters is God's will. Let us have faith that he will not allow the forces of evil against us, who promote a godless and despotic existence, to triumph in the end.

Deo vindice,

Jake Sullivan
Heritage Officer
North Carolina Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Ann Coulter: No DACA Amnesty ‘Until There’s a Wall and Hell Freezes Over’


New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says President Trump should not begin to consider amnesty for illegal aliens “until there’s a wall and hell freezes over.”

In a post on Friday, Coulter responded to a tweet by President Trump in which he reiterated that he would only be willing to sign off on an amnesty beginning with nearly 800,000 illegal aliens if his list of pro-American immigration principles were enacted simultaneously.

Those principles include full funding for the construction of a border wall — which has been stalled in the prototype stage — as well as an end to “chain migration,” which makes up more than 70 percent of all legal immigration as it allows newly naturalized immigrants to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. with them.

Additionally, Trump says in exchange for DACA amnesty, he wants to see an immediate end to the Diversity Visa Lottery program, whereby 50,000 visas are randomly given out all over the world every year to foreign nationals who do not have to meet a rigorous set of skills or requirements.

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PROTESTS SPREAD ACROSS IRAN: Regime Mobilizes Police, Anti-Riot Forces Beat Protesters, “Death to Dictator!” - Trump Responds

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  Sohrab Ahmari @SohrabAhmari

Whatever comes next, Iranians have already shattered one liberal myth: namely, that Trump has revived the regime’s popularity at home. 

President Trump warned the regime late Friday night – “The World is Watching.”

DHS: Deportations of Illegal Aliens Living Across U.S. Increase 37 Percent Under Trump

Deportations of illegal aliens living across the United States in the interior of the country increased 37 percent after President Trump signed his Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States Executive Order five days after being inaugurated.

A year-end Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) report reveals how effective Trump’s pro-enforcement executive order has been throughout the first year of his presidency thus far, with deportations of illegal aliens living in the U.S. — and not those caught at the border — peaking at more than 61,000 between January 20 to September 30, 2017.

Compare that figure to the number of illegal aliens living in the interior of the country who were deported in that same time frame under former President Obama, when less than 45,000 illegal aliens were deported.

Overall, Trump’s ICE agency in the full Fiscal Year of 2017 deported 226,119 illegal aliens, including those caught at the southern border and those arrested and deported from the interior of the U.S. This is a slight decrease from the Fiscal Year 2016 deportations, when more than 240,000 illegal aliens were deported, but ICE officials say this is entirely because of the record decline in border-crossings under Trump.

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Corrupt FBI Leaker Comey Lied to Congress – Abedin Emails Released Friday Provide Further Support

Via Billy

Your earlier clip with Mr. Comey talking about intent is a fraud.  There’s no requirement for proving intent under that particular citation I gave you a moment ago.  Intent is irrelevant.  The fact that the loss or the mishandling of the national defense information occurred – that’s the crime.
Farrell went on to state –
Frankly, these documents conform the foundation for an indictment of Comey and [Peter] Strzok, the investigator who is at the center of this entire nightmare of a security problem.

Lindsey Graham: We need new special counsel — just for Trump dossier

 Via Billy
 Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in an interview:
 I've spent some time in the last couple of days, after a lot of fighting with the Department of Justice, to get the background on the dossier, and here's what I can tell your viewers: I'm very disturbed about what the Department of Justice did with this dossier, and we need a special counsel to look into that, because that's not in Mueller's charter. And what I saw, and what I've gathered in the last couple of days, bothers me a lot, and I'd like somebody outside DOJ to look into how this dossier was handled and what they did with it.
And the one thing I can say, every prosecutor has a duty to the court to disclose things that are relevant to the request. So any time a document is used to go to court, for legal reasons, I think the Department of Justice owes it to the court to be up-and-up about exactly what this document is about, who paid for it, who's involved, what their motives might be. And I can just say this: After having looked at the history of the dossier, and how it was used by the Department of Justice, I'm really very concerned, and this cannot be the new normal.

10 Ways Life in Russia Is Better Than in America

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It has now been exactly a year since I returned to Russia.
One of the questions I get asked the most from Russians and foreigners alike is whether I enjoy living here, or whether I am disappointed. My answer is that it fell within my “range of expectations”. I like to think that this is a function of my perception of Russia prior to 2017 having been reasonably accurate, and considering I was blogging as “Da Russophile” on Russia matters until 2014, that’s pretty much an accolade. In my experience, the typical response of visiting foreigners and expats to life in Russia is one of pleasant surprise, no wonder since Russia might as well be “Equatorial Guinea with hackers” so far as the Western media today is concerned. However, I banally didn’t have anything to be particularly surprised about, pleasantly or otherwise.

Even so, there are areas where Russia shines, as well as some where it doesn’t (that’s for an upcoming just published post on 10 Ways Life in America is Better than in Russia).

First, the good points – where Russia performs better than the United States.

The "Original" Sweet Home Alabama

Joe Carr Commentary: It Is Time To Stand Firm in Support of Our History

Via Billy

There is an old adage that “what is done in darkness will come to light.” City officials in Memphis who concocted a secret scheme to “sell” a couple of public parks for $1000 each in order to evade state law prohibiting removal of statues and monuments without proper approval may soon learn the truth of that saying. As soon as they “sold” the parks, two monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis were quickly removed by the “new private owners” in the dark of night.

More facts are coming to light, and it is increasingly clear that the scam was carefully orchestrated by the Mayor and local political activists to skirt the clear intent of the law. If it was such a good idea, why was it done secretly and without public input and debate?

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