Friday, October 19, 2018

"He Loves His Job"

Via Judy

The Multicultural Politically Correct Briar Patch


Despite the establishment attempts to throttle free speech—most recently actions taken by PayPal, by Google, by Facebook, by Amazon and by other major Internet sites to both block access to sites that these lords of the Net consider to be “racist, sexist, extremist, Neo-Confederate and far right,” and to prevent Internet financial transactions for them—still there are intrepid souls out there who increasingly risk not only this kind of censorship, but even worse penalties. Is not jail time a real possibility in the future for those—for us—who do not conform to the increasingly severe and ideologically weaponized rules and laws that emit from our managerial elites, both seen and unseen?

The student who makes what, in the opinion of a female student, is a “sexist” remark can be, in too many colleges to name, sanctioned, even expelled. A worker in a business who happens to let slip a word or comment vaguely considered “racist,” or homophobic by someone standing near, can be terminated, or, perhaps even worse, made to sit through interminable “sensitivity” sessions organized by that company’s EEOC bureaucrats.

"The United States has much less than the world average rate of mass public shooters"

Via Oleg 


At least 21 killed in school shooting massacre in Crimea, wounds more than 65, 10 in critical, 5 in coma described as “extremely grave”

Unless you watch the news closely you likely missed the news that a day ago there was a very deadly mass public school shooting in Crimea. It will probably be another day or so until there is a good idea how many people were killed by eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov. This case will quickly be forgotten in the news coverage.

There is even bias in even some of the headlines on this story. Take the UK Mirror whose subheadline is: “Vladislav Roslyakov’s victims have emerged after he killed 21 in a bomb and gun attack at a college in Kerch.” In Australia, the headline reads: “Teenagers among 19 killed in bombing, shooting, at Crimea college.” But “all the victims died of gunshot wounds.”

From the UK Mirror:

10 Tips For Eating Better

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Vietnam: A History of Rice Wine (Whiskey), Part 1: Family Stills, Prohibition and Colonial Bloodshed

Unlike Western wine, which is typically 12-16% alcohol by volume (ABV), distilled rice wine can range anywhere from 20% to 50% ABV, making it more akin to hard alcohol. (Don't know where he got this from as it's 70, 80 and 90.)

To understand this choice that hundreds of Vietnamese once faced, we must go back several centuries. While Vietnamese and their ancestors have been consuming alcohol for thousands of years, removing water from the liquid to increase its potency — a process known as distillation — dates back only to the 14th century in Asia. Since then, rice wine has been an integral part of Vietnam’s social traditions, economy and culture. Examining its history not only provides insights into rapidly disappearing ways of life, but also French colonialism’s far-reaching and disastrous impact on the country.

 More @ Saigoneer

"JOBS OR MOBS": Jobless claims drop 5,000 to 210,000 in mid-October, stick near 50-year low

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“The number of Americans losing their jobs and applying for unemployment benefits each week remained near a 49-year low in mid-October,” Jeffry Bartash reports for MarketWatch. “It can’t get a whole lot better in the U.S. job market. Openings just hit a record high, the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a 48-year low of 3.7% and hiring remains robust.”

The strong demand for American labor is pushing up wages and benefits, as well, fueling the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, Bartash adds.

Elizabeth Warren's Other Cherokee Scandal: Her Fight Against Tribal Sovereignty


Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential aspirations may have ended before they began this week thanks to her team’s bizarre decision to proudly broadcast the results of a DNA test that shows she may have had a relative 10 generations removed that was of indigenous American heritage. As Senator Warren was once promoted as “Harvard Law School's...first woman of color,” the results seem to only confirm that she misrepresented her ancestry in her past career as a law professor.

Not only has the decision been met with a blistering condemnation from the Cherokee Nation, but it has once again made her the butt of President Trump’s jokes.

More @ Mises

Maybe good news for R's: Early voting in Knox County, TN was highest in 10 years, setting a new record (Trump won by 24%)

Via John


Knox County voters came out strong and, in some places, waited in long lines Wednesday that reminded Elections Administrator Cliff Rodgers of a presidential election.

It was the highest voting on the first day day of early voting in at least 10 years, which includes three presidential election cycles, and Knox County election officials believe it is a record first-day turnout.

More @ Knox News

Rosie O’Donnell: Send Military To The White House To ‘Get’ Trump & Vietnamese response :)

Dennis Le
She looks like a pig.
HoangDuy Lieu
Stupido !

Phan Pham
She is stupid and ugly 🙈👎🏿
Mười Chín Lan
Sorry bitch ! You are not the UNITED STATES's President
Dennis Le
Piggy Rosie.

Franklin Armory Announces the ($500) BFSIII Binary Trigger for AK Rifles ~ VIDEO

Via Eddie

Precision firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory, has successfully adapted the patented Generation 3 Binary Firing System to the AK Platform. Prototype triggers have undergone substantial field testing, and the final configuration will be placed into production soon.

The BFSIII for the AK platform is slated to start shipping the first quarter of 2019. Pre-Orders for the BFSIII for AK will begin on October 19th. Franklin Armory President, Jay Jacobson, stated, “The Franklin Armory engineering and design staff have really worked hard to create a fabulous BFSIII for AK that works in as many AK platforms as possible.

More @ Ammo Land

WALTER WILLIAMS: The electoral college debate

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Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.

Hillary Clinton has long been a critic of the Electoral College. Just recently, she wrote in The Atlantic, "You won't be surprised to hear that I passionately believe it's time to abolish the Electoral College."

                                                        More @ St. Clair Times

Education As Civil War

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Civil war via “education” (mostly public education) was declared on the American public long, long ago, back in the 1830s, as a matter of fact.

You had a certain intelligentsia in this country (and other places) in the early years of the nineteenth century that had a vision for the united States that did not include that which was envisioned by those who came here to escape religious persecution or for a better life for their families, and, by extention, for their descendants. This intelligentsia was composed of “an artistic, social, or political vanguard or elite.” In other words, these were the people that were going to show and tell the rest of us how to live–whether we wanted what they had to offer or not.

100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

Via David

In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this? A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education.

'Unspeakable Crime' series on Jessica Chambers death concludes Saturday

Via Greg

September 29 2018 - Information on the week prior to the day Jessica Chambers was killed is seen during the fifth day of the retrial of Quinton Tellis on Saturday. Tellis is charged with burning 19-year-old Jessica Chambers to death on Dec. 6, 2014. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder.

The TV documentary series detailing the burning death of Jessica Chambers and the trials of suspect Quinton Tellis concludes Saturday with a look at the recent retrial.

"Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers" will air at 6 p.m. CDT on the Oxygen network. 

Saturday's sixth installment was added to the five-part series to incorporate the second trial of Tellis after last October's first trial ended with a hung jury. The retrial, which concluded Oct. 1 in Batesville, resulted in a second mistrial. Jurors, from Oktibbeha County, were unable to reach a unanimous verdict following about 11 hours of deliberation.

Dissident Vietnamese blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released from jail and on way to US

Via Lê Bá Dzũng


Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, one of Vietnam's most well-known activists, whose recognizable pen name "Me Nam" comes from her daughter's nickname "Mushroom", was jailed in June 2017.

She is an outspoken critic of Vietnam's one-party state and gained notoriety with her writing about the environment, politics and deaths in police custody.

More @ Aljazeeraa

Thursday, October 18, 2018



In the past few weeks two major interrelated events took place in these once United States of America that should serve as a warning for all Americans.  First, after the most contentious confirmation process for a Supreme Court justice in over 100 years, America has displayed its political-cultural division to the world and second, the ever-growing campaign of cultural genocide against all things Confederate continues unabated.

As U.S. Polls Tighten the Signs All Point to Hillary

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 I checked today's poll and the R's are heading down.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks.  Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at any point since November 2016.

More @ Tom Luongo

VIDEO Shows Women and Children In Honduras Getting Paid To Join Caravan


Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz shared footage Wednesday showing women and children being paid cash to join the migrant caravan that is hurdling toward the U.S. Southern border.

Gatez suspected that George Soros cash was being used, based on very clear-cut evidence of George Soros involvement in recent political matters including the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process.
More with video @ Big League Politics

A Hot Civil War Is the Plan

With only weeks to go before the election and the "blue wave" looking more like a swell, if anything, Democrats are desperate. Several party leaders have called for violence against Republicans. Others have pulled yard signs and encouraged people to harass Republican senators and representatives in public, to drive them from public view. Antifa, the military wing of the Democrat Party, has been more active and more violent; willing to assault anyone who does not immediately capitulate to their demands as was seen in Portland.

Where all of this ventures into the dangerous, civil war territory is that actions such as these have not only been condoned and encouraged by the mayors of the cities in which Antifa is active; cities that have rebuked the laws of the United States by claiming they are "sanctuaries"; cities that have refused to facilitate federal law enforcement; cities that have incited violence by refusing to arrest the perpetrators and instructing their police officers to stand down. They are trying desperately to get some patriot to the republic to take drastic action against these injustices.

Harvard Asian Discrimination Trial, Day 3: Money in Exchange for Admission

 Lawrence Bacow

The trial over Harvard’s alleged discrimination against Asian-American applicants continued in a Boston courthouse on Wednesday, the third day in front of the judge.

According to a report by the Crimson, on Wednesday, Harvard Dean of Admissions William Fitzsimmons returned to the stand to answer questions about the university’s practice of accepting students with wealthy parents, some of which have attended Harvard themselves. The issue of “legacy” admissions has been controversial for quite some time and it often comes up alongside debates over affirmative action.

Fitzsimmons was asked about a series of emails in which the Harvard admission’s office seemed to “roll out the red carpet” for wealthy students.

More @ Breitbart

NC: Meadows calls on Rosenstein to resign 'immediately'

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Thursday called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign "immediately."

“I think at this particular point, Rod Rosenstein’s priorities are misplaced. His unwillingness to come before Congress and allow us to conduct proper congressional oversight, along with the other information that we’ve learned over the last week or so, would indicate that Rosenstein has not displayed the candor of which would support one’s theory of actually believing that he has been open and honest in all regards," Meadows told reporters.

"So with that, I think that it’s time that Rod Rosenstein steps down. He should do so immediately and in doing that, I think it would serve the country well, it would serve this president well," he added.

More @ The Hill

‘I’d rather be poor and master of my own fate’: Multimillionaire actor Michael Caine on Brexit

Via Billy

 ‘I’d rather be poor and master of my own fate’: Multimillionaire actor Michael Caine on Brexit
Multimillionaire actor Michael Caine has claimed he would rather be poor and in control of his own fate, than the current 'fascist’ alternative by which people he doesn’t know and no one has elected make him rich by running it. 
The legendary British actor, who has starred in iconic films such as ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘The Dark Knight,’ has been a staunch supporter of the UK leaving the EU. He insists that any fears over a ‘no-deal’ Brexit are simply the result of scare tactics.

More @ RT

Judicial Watch: Federal Judge ‘Shocked’ Clinton Aide Granted Immunity by Justice Department

Judicial Watch: Federal Judge ‘Shocked’ Clinton Aide Granted Immunity by Justice Department

Judicial Watch announced today that in his opening remarks at a Friday, October 12 hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth strongly criticized the U.S. Department of State, stating, “The information that I was provided was clearly false regarding the adequacy of the [Clinton email] search and… what we now know turned out to be the Secretary’s email system.”

Turning his attention to the Department of Justice, Judge Lamberth said that he was “dumbfounded” by the agency’s Inspector General report revealing that Cheryl Mills had been given immunity and was allowed to accompany former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her FBI interview:

I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case. So I did not know that until I read the IG report and learned that and that she had accompanied the Secretary to her interview.

27 Snapshots of Old Saigon in 1970 by Carl Nielsen

Named JFK Square until the commies took over. 

Almost five decades ago, Saigon didn’t have much in terms of high-rise buildings; however, judging by the amount of people hanging about in public spaces, street life was as much a big part of metropolitan life as it is today.

This collection of photos, taken by American soldier Carl Nielsen, was created in 1970 during Nielsen’s stay in the metropolis teaching English in a military facility. “I was teaching English at a military language school. So [I] had some free time to observe the local culture, and act like a tourist,” he writes on a photo of himself at the Saigon Zoo.

During the course of his stay, Nielsen wandered around his neighborhood, visited some landmarks and took a few trips to the zoo to people-watch. He seemed to have taken an interest in local religious structures, as evidenced by a number of shots showcasing various Buddhist and Hindu temples in town.

More @ Saigoneer

President Trump Smashes Regs, Cuts $33 Billion vs. $245 Billion Added by Obama +

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“President Trump’s promise to cut Obama-era regulations has gone into overdrive, with the slashing generating $33 billion in savings, far more than expected,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. “A new report from the White House budget office said that $23 billion in savings has occurred this year alone, with the total at $33 billion since the president took office.”

The Sovietization of Europe and its treatment of political opponents is nearly complete

Via David

I find this fact, that Marine Le Pen is now being charged with releasing the findings of her own mandatory psych evaluation to the public, to be Soviet in its methodology.

This is one of those videos I would ask you all to please spread, and explain to people why this one is so important. Put it in the category of Geert Wilders being criminally charged for having an opposition view to immigration policy. Which is his exact job and responsibility as an opposition politician.

There are many examples of politicians being charged in Europe for criminal offences fro doing exactly what they are meant to be doing and elected to do. But the EU and French government treatment of Le Pen is beyond any flimsy excuse.

Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

Trump: US requesting audio, video on missing Saudi journalist

President Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. has requested audio and video from Turkey related to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"We have asked for it, if it exists," Trump said in the Oval Office, later conceding it "probably does."

Trump said he expected to get a "full report" from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he returns to the U.S. from meetings with Saudi and Turkish officials.

"I want to find out what happened, where is the fault, and we will probably know that by the end of the week," Trump said. 

More @ The Hill

Trump threatens military action if Mexico doesn't stop immigration 'onslaught'

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President Trump on Thursday warned that he may take military action to stop immigrants from crossing the southern border into the U.S. if Mexico does not take action to stop the "onslaught." 

Trump in a series of early-morning tweets also blamed Democrats for the “assault on our country,” adding that illegal immigration is “far more important” to him than trade or the recently negotiated trade pact with Mexico and Canada.

And he railed against Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, saying they “have almost no control over their population.”

More @ The Hill

Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'

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The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Old Saigon

Via Bạn Hữu Đường Xa

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Via  Đại Tướng

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Civil War? Justice Kavanaugh and the Triumph of Symbol over Reality

 “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Attributed to Mark Twain

Americans at their best are a pragmatic “can do” folk, be it “Yankee ingenuity” or good old fashioned “get ‘r done.”  We are at our worst when we stray from this pragmatic bent into the misty fields of sacerdotal ideology, which is to say when we ascribe to our pet ideologies a sacred nature, and confer a sainthood, or at the very least, a priestly ordination upon our favored ideologues.  In the antebellum period, abolitionist ideology exercised over the course of time a profound effect upon the Yankee mind.  More and more northerners, even those whom the abolitionists annoyed, came to accept the idiocy of the “slave power conspiracy.”  For the innocent and uninitiated, this conspiracy theory asserted that southern slaveholders were planning to use the powers of the federal government to expand slavery into the territories and throughout the Union.  Once this was accomplished, free white labor would be degraded, and the stout wheat farmers of the Midwest would find themselves enslaved.  Of course this was nonsense.

My Canh Bombing

Via Nguyễn Nam

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42 died at the bombing 


The terrorist, Huỳnh Phi Long below, rewarded for the bombing.
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Fortunately, all the many times we went, there were no problems.

My wedding party on the My Canh.
Their earthen bowl with brown rice and goodies was my favorite. 

Wedding: Co, Me and Thuy!   The latter camouflaged by her hair. :)

U.S. Is World’s Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade

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Under President Donald J. Trump, the United States is finally back on top “as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum,” Joanna Sugden reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“America’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture and its dominance in producing a competitive labor market and nimble financial system” partly explain its top ranking, the Global Competitiveness Report says.

Launching of the Submarine Robert E Lee

Via Cousin John

George Washington Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 25 August 1958, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 18 December 1959; Commissioned, USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN-601), 16 September 1960; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 30 November 1983; Final Disposition, disposed of through NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 30 September 1991.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 5,946 t., Submerged: 6,700 t.; Length 381' 6" ; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 20 kts, Submerged 25 kts; Complement 112; Test Depth 700'; Armament, 16 missile tubes; Subroc, six 21" torpedo tubes, Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, 2 geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.

More with pictures @ Nav Source

Establishment Media Reverse Course to Blast Elizabeth Warren over DNA Fiasco

 Senate Banking Committee members Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., share a laugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, prior to the start of the committee's hearing with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) roll-out of her DNA test has been such a train wreck that even the establishment media have been forced to reverse course and admit to it.

As hard as the media worked to cover and lie for her for over those first 24 hours, the unassailable facts have forced them to throw in the towel. The science is settled: Elizabeth Warren is a fake Indian.

Here’s a quick list of the headlines Warren is dealing with today:
Washington Post: “Elizabeth Warren angers prominent Native Americans with politically fraught DNA test”
CNN: “Elizabeth Warren might have actually made things worse with her DNA gambit”
CBS News: “Elizabeth Warren criticized for releasing DNA report”
Politico (Politico!): “Warren stumbles with ‘Native American’ rollout”
HuffPost: “Why White Americans Love To Claim Native Ancestry”
The Hill: “Dem strategist says Warren taking DNA test was ‘tone deaf'”
New York Times: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Results Draw Rebuke from Trump and Raise Questions
USA Today: “Cherokee Nation slams Sen. Elizabeth Warren DNA test as ‘inappropriate and wrong'”
Boston Globe: Elizabeth Warren Defends Decision to Release DNA TestMore @ BRritbart
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Andrew Gillum Graduated Training School That Spawned Soros Army of Revolutionaries

 Andrew Gillum (C) and other graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute: Linda Sarsour (top left), Van Jones (top right), Alicia Garza (bottom right), and Jodie Evans (bottom left).

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum graduated from an Oakland, California-based training school for progressive revolutionaries that has spawned a list of activists who have gone on to become the who’s who of the far-left leadership world, with many taking senior positions at organizations financed by billionaire George Soros.

In scores of cases, graduates of the Rockwood Leadership Institute founded or directed notorious Soros-financed activist groups, such as Black Lives Matter, Media Matters for America, and the Tides Foundation, one of the nation’s largest funders of progressive groups.

Soros’s own Open Society Foundations sent top staff to Rockwood for training. Notorious radicals Van Jones and Linda Sarsour are among the many famous names listed as alums.

More @ Breitbart

ARRESTED: Senior Treasury Official Charged For Leaking Paul Manafort Files To Media, Plus 1000s of Other Documents


A senior Treasury department official accused of leaking highly sensitive financial reports to a journalist looking into the overseas dealings of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as well as transactions involving the Russian embassy, has just been arrested by the Justice Department.

Senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, has been charged with one count of unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, known as SARs, and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports (SARs)–for allegedly sending the files to an unidentified reporter beginning in October of 2017, according to authorities.

Brad Heath (@bradheath) tweeted a thread on Wednesday:

How to land a knockout

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Trump Jr. warns GOP ahead of midterms, 'It could all go away tomorrow' & GOP establishment: 'They're used to just losing

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Video at link and excellent.

Donald Trump Jr. warned Republican voters in an interview that aired Wednesday on "Rising" that Democrats will work to undo President Trump's agenda if they make gains November's midterm elections.

"It could all go away tomorrow, and that's what they have to realize," the president's oldest son told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton on Tuesday.

 More with video @ The Hill

For Ron: Memories Of James Brown - 2007

“C-130 Goes Down on An Loc Ammo Run — No One Could Survive, but They Did”

Via Donald Nguyen

 Don Jensen commissioned this painting of the C-130 he piloted going down in flames over An Loc, South Vietnam on April 18, 1972

Nearly a half-century later, the plane’s pilot, Don Jensen, is living in Las Vegas and writing a book that details his most exciting mission as a member of the Air Force’s 374th Tactical Airlift Wing during the Vietnam War. Some of his former comrades want the Air Force to upgrade the Silver Star he received for his courage that day.

The Battle of An Loc, which raged from April to July 1972, was one of the toughest of the war and involved three North Vietnamese divisions equipped with tanks and artillery besieging a much smaller South Vietnamese force and its U.S. advisers.

U.S. Air Force strikes and resupply missions were vital to the allies’ success in the battle.

Jensen’s plane ran into trouble while carrying ammunition from Tan Son Nhut Air Base to the forces pinned down at An Loc.

More @ S&S

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Taking Root

When I was growing up, I had a beautiful girlfriend for a good while and one day my Mother said facetiously, but not really, :) it would be nice if you and Louise wed, as one of Daddy's farms adjoins theirs.  I imagine it still happens today.

A review of Taking Root: The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria by James Kibler (editor) and Wendell Berry (Foreword) (University of South Carolina Press, 2017).

Perhaps land is more important to the Southern tradition than any other aspect of the region’s experience. Historians continue to grapple with questions that ask how Southerners understood land and nature. In fact, no honest scholar of the South’s intellectual history can deny the overwhelming role of land in shaping how Southern people viewed their world. Dr. James Everett Kibler’s diligent study into the life and career of South Carolina nurserymen and botanists William and Adam Summer contributes much to the larger, long-view story of Southern agrarianism. Kibler brings to light the historical significance of the Summer brothers, gentlemen whom horticultural scholar James Cochran refers to as among the most important plantsmen of the antebellum South.

Nine Lies the Media Are Telling You About Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Spreading lies to benefit the Democrat Party is what the establishment media do. For example, over the weekend, NBC News fabricated the lie that President Trump gushed over Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This was a deliberate lie to smear Trump as racist, and it was only corrected by NBC after the lie had run its course.

Over the same weekend, CNN crafted its own lie to make Donald Trump Jr. look racist.
The media lie. And then the media lie some more. And now the media are lying about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and her debacle of a DNA test. These are lies of omission and commission, but they are still lies because the media are desperate to mislead and deceive. With all that in mind…
Here are the establishment media’s 9 biggest lies surrounding Warren’s Indian ancestry and DNA test…
  1. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Shows “Strong Evidence” of American Indian Ancestry

More @ Breitbart

Winning: Job Openings Hit New Record High of 7.1 Million

U.S. job openings rose to a new record high in August, an indication that the U.S. economy continued to expand rapidly as the trade war with China escalated and Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas.

The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed job openings rose to 7.136 million. Economists had forecast 6.9 million.

The prior month was revised up to 7.077 million, the first time this number has ever exceeded 7 million. Until April of 2017, there had never been more than 6 million job openings.

Job openings are a measure of labor demand. Nonfarm payrolls have increased by an average of 201,000 over the last 12 months. Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in September.

JOLTS is one of the job market metrics closely watched by the Federal Reserve. Economists expect the U.S. central bank will announce another rate hike in December, a move Fed officials describe as “normalizing” interest rates.

Fears that the central bank could move rates up too rapidly have recently caused turmoil in the stock market. President Donald Trump has criticized the Fed’s rate hikes, calling the bank’s tightening policy “loco.”

The number of hires in August reached a series high of 5.8 million.

There were 488,000 job vacancies in manufacturing in August, a slight decline from July’s 496,000. Vacancies in construction rose by 12,000 to 298,000. Professional and business services openings leapt up to 1.3 million from 1.2 million.