Friday, January 26, 2018

Reed Gold Mine, North Carolina – First Gold Discovery

Via  Knuckledraggin My Life Away 

The Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County, North Carolina is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. It would lead to the first gold rush—a half-century before the major Western rushes began.

Prior to this first find, the Spaniards had vainly sought large gold deposits in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and the English colonists searched to no avail for reported Spanish and Indian mines. But it was not until 1799 that significant deposits were discovered. In that year, Conrad Reed, the 12-year-old son of John Reed, found a gold nugget while playing along Little Meadow Creek that ran through his father’s farm. John Reed at first ignored the discovery, using the large 17-pound yellow rock as a doorstop in the Reed house.

Christian Persecution in Missouri


Modern American society seems to have little understanding of what really happened before, during and after the War Between the States. To see evidence of this one need look no further than the shocking success in eradicating and censoring Southern monuments and artwork, the names of various buildings and roads, or even symbols of Southern history itself. And while some attempts to educate through popular media have been made, such as in the 2013 movie Copperhead or Redford’s The Conspirator, the predominance of radical northern views on Southern history has predictably glossed over the truth of what many communities experienced at the hands of the government.

Refugees in Switzerland behave like movie stars: Want expensive clothes and don’t integrate


A Swiss youth hostel in the canton of Baselland, wanted to care for three unaccompanied child refugees. The idea was to give them everything they needed for successful integration. The result was disastrous.

In the summer of 2016, the three child refugees were given free youth homes that cost normally on average 300 francs (258 euros) per day, per person. They weren’t even moved into their rooms in fall of 2016, when the trouble started.

To be prepared for winter in Switzerland, the home carers supplied the three young men with winter clothes. But they didn’t like the clothes: “They were disappointed and told us they would rather go shopping at H&M or Dolce & Gabbana,” a care worker said.

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Survey: 64% of Small Business Owners Believe Trump’s Policies Have Helped Their Business


Small businesses believe Republicans deal with economic issues better than Democrat

A majority of small business owners, 63.8 percent, believe that President Trump's policies have helped their business, according to a survey from the Job Creators Network.

More business owners—57.5 percent—believe Republicans do a better job of managing economic issues than do Democrats (14 percent). The survey finds the support is likely due to Trump's ability to roll back regulations and red tape on businesses.

A majority of businesses also support the tax reform package that was signed into law and believe media coverage of the proposal was biased.

Sixty-eight percent of small businesses view the legislation favorably or somewhat favorably. Fifty-eight percent said the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will benefit their business.

Trump calls 'Cryin Chuck Schumer' an obstacle to immigration deal

Via Billy

Trump calls 'Cryin Chuck Schumer' an obstacle to immigration deal
President Trump on Friday accused Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) of trying to scuttle a deal to help young immigrants who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!” Trump tweeted from Air Force One while traveling back to Washington from Davos, Switzerland.
The comments came in response to Schumer’s criticism of a new White House proposal on immigration reform, which would offer a pathway to citizenship to as many as 1.8 million immigrants who are covered by DACA or are eligible.
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Kimberley Strassel: What are Adam Schiff, DOJ and the FBI trying to hide?

Rep. Adam Schiff has many talents, though few compare to his ability to function as a human barometer of Democratic panic. The greater the level of Schiff hot, pressured air, the more trouble the party knows it’s in.

Mr. Schiff’s millibars have been popping ever since the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on which he is ranking Democrat, last week voted to make a classified GOP memo about FBI election year abuses available to every House member. Mr. Schiff has spit and spun and apoplectically accused his Republican colleagues of everything short of treason. The memo, he insists, is “profoundly misleading,” not to mention “distorted” and “political,” and an attack on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He initially tried to block his colleagues from reading it. Having failed, he’s now arguing Americans can know the full story only if they see the underlying classified documents.

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New texts show 'fix was in' for Clinton email probe, GOP lawmakers say

 Republican lawmaker reacts to latest batch of released messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Newly revealed texts between Trump-bashing FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show the “fix was in” during Hillary Clinton's email probe in 2016, Republican lawmakers say. 

The latest batch of text messages between Strzok and Page, who were involved romantically, revealed their private conversations regarding Clinton -- and their concern about being too tough on her during the investigation into her private email system use. The text messages indicate they were wary of a backlash from Clinton if she were to win the presidential election. 

“It doesn’t appear anyone wanted her charged,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on Fox News' “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

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Trump at Davos: We're your friends, not your patsies

Via Billy

What did you expect? An orange-haired gorilla to hop around onstage? An unhinged maniac to threaten nuclear war, a la Kim Jong Un? No. What attendees at the Davos hug-fest saw on Friday was a calm, controlled Donald Trump, in charge of his message, which was, simply: America is no longer your patsy.

The president stuck to his script, ticked off the accomplishments of his first year in office, offered to be a friend and trading partner to the rest of the world, but left no doubt: his job is to put America First.

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Jeanine Pirro: Trump should not sit down with Mueller

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Trump Admin: “Work” Only Way Forward for Food Stamps

Via Billy

The Trump administration unveiled its 2018 Farm Bill Wednesday, and it emphasizes a work requirement for those who receive government assistance with food stamps.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a four-page document Wednesday, and among its goals is a work initiative aimed at getting more able-bodied adults to work or enroll in job-training programs.

The hope is, of course, to make people less dependent on government assistanc

More @ CT

Trump in Davos: 'America is open for business'

Via Billy

 President Trump delivers a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump on Friday touted the growth of the American economy since his election, and told countries and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the U.S. is "open for business" now that his administration has slashed regulations and lowered corporate taxes.

"The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America," Trump said. "America is open for business and we are competitive once again."

"When the United States grows, so does the world," Trump said, repeating his pledge to always put "America first" and encouraging other world leaders to put their own countries first.

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The Art of the Choke

Via Mike

The White House immigration outline was released today and it's not good. It could change tomorrow, for all we know, but as it stands now, this is a preemptive surrender on several issues.

The enforcement component is fine, as far as it goes – there's no E-Verify, but the White House decided months ago not to push that, thinking it would be a bridge too far for Democrats, since it impacts illegals who are already here.

But the amnesty and chain migration components are fatally flawed. The fact that the amnesty would include a path to citizenship (i.e., the beneficiaries would eventually get green cards like regular immigrants) is fine with me – if you're going to amnesty illegal aliens, just rip off the band-aid and get it over with.

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Build the wall and make drug traffickers pay for it -- Democrats and Republicans should support this

Immigration was a defining issue of the 2016 election. President Trump ran on building a border wall, enforcing the law and making our immigration policy protect American families and benefit American workers, instead of endangering and undermining them.

These promises stood in stark contrast to President Obama’s unilateral, unconstitutional executive order on immigration, known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). He went around Congress and effectively changed the law on his own, giving DACA recipients a false sense of security instead of a permanent solution.

After President Trump was elected, he announced he would give the American people’s representatives in Congress six months to debate the issue and change the law before DACA ended.

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