Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Obama Campaign Hired Fusion GPS To Investigate Romney

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The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions Is the Most Feckless, Incompetent Attorney General in US History

Richard Dawkins Suggests Eating Human Flesh to Overcome Cannibalism ‘Taboo’

Professional atheist Richard Dawkins continues to push the envelope against a God-deluded world, proposing that cultivating and eating human “meat” might help society overcome its “taboo” against cannibalism.

Commenting on an article from the UK’s Independent newspaper, which touts the benefits of lab-grown “clean meat,” Dawkins tweeted earlier this month that perhaps something similar could be done with human flesh, which would assist western culture in shedding yet another irrational remnant of its Judeo-Christian roots.

Dawkins said that eating lab-grown human meat would provide an “interesting test case for consequentialist morality versus ‘yuck reaction’ absolutism,” which keeps people from doing things just because they seem morally repugnant.

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RNC’s Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Keep Talking, Nancy Pelosi, You Help Us Every Time You Talk’

 House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly media briefing at the U.S. Capitol, on November 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. Pelosi spoke about job creation and issues concerning the deficit cutting super committee. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany told Breitbart’s Washington political editor Matt Boyle on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday that every time U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks, she improves GOP chances of retaining control of the House of Representatives in 2018.

“Yes, keep talking Nancy Pelosi, you help us every time you talk as we get closer to the midterms,” McEnany told Boyle and co-host Amanda House, Breitbart’s Washington deputy political editor.

Last week, for instance, as Breitbart News reported, Pelosi attacked both the U.S. Constitution and the Trump administration when she “defended her home state Wednesday against what she called ‘the Trump Administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,’ after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a lawsuit to have California’s “sanctuary state” statutes declared unconstitutional.”

“It’s so important” that Republicans keep Nancy Pelosi from regaining the Speaker’s gavel, McEnany told Boyle.

“Yes, keep talking Nancy, because even Democrats like Conor Lamb are having to throw you under the bus because of the damage you are doing to your party .We’ve got to stop her. We cannot allow liberal Dem policies to take over this country,”McEnany said.

McEnany noted that Hillary Clinton is doing as much damage to Democratic prospects as Pelosi, as she recounted how the entire RNC was “dumbfounded” by the failed presidential candidate’s recent comments made in India criticizing Americans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 instead of her.

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Demystifying the Egyptian Pyramids with Hard Facts

Via Ol' Remus

It has always fascinated, and worried me at the same time, how many people I meet that are still mesmerized by aspects of the pyramids in Egypt that archeologists solved many years ago. The when, how, what and where aspects are all now understood, leaving “why” as the real mystery.

How Many People Built The Great Pyramid?

Archeologists, Engineers and amateur enthusiasts debate on exactly “how many” people contributed to the building of the pyramids in Egypt, which were erected for each of three pharaohs: Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Most Egyptologists over the last two decades have thought this number to be between to 20,000 or 30,000 based on the size of the tombs and the cemetery, but famed Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, believes around 36,000 ancient Egyptians built the pyramids.

The first attempt at guessing what this elusive number might be was made by the Greek historian Herodotus, who estimated that “100,000 men worked in three shifts” to build the structures. The trouble with this account is that it was unclear whether each shift contained 100,000 men, or 33,000 men worked three shifts. According to a archeologist Mark Lehner of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and Harvard Semitic Museum postulated a different number.

Goodies from Ol' Remus

1940s. Women's Army Corps recruitment photo

art-remus-ident-04.jpg A publicity photo, no date or location, but too good a photo to stay in my files. It's probably from 1943 when the WACs were put on active duty status in the US Army. 150,000 volunteers served in the WAC during WWII.
Although they served with uncomplaining distinction, it was far short of the hoped-for replacement of a million men for reassignment to front line duty. The WAC was folded into the regular Army in 1978.

  Taxicab Depressions - What Happens If Nothing Happens? ... the elites prove once again that they are just too big to jail

  Mirror - Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even killed ... many as 1,000 white children, girls as young as 11, kidnapped by Moslem perverts and torturers in Telford since the 1980s (Worst ever, that's saying something)

  Reply to WaPo, Cold Fury - You miserable elitist tapeworms in your exorbitantly-priced urban ratholes, quivering in terror at the nascent American renaissance? You surely can’t be talking about normal Americans, who are in the main living contentedly in quiet, peaceful homes surrounded by loving families; perhaps competitive but by no means viciously so; suspicious not of each other but of YOU and your ilk, their would-be masters, and quite rightly too; comforted and enriched by the Christian faith you deride and mock from the depths of your mindless ignorance—while you yourselves provide a near-comical example of true spiritual shallowness by mindlessly chasing after every fad guru, shaman, mystic, quack, crackpot, or plain charlatan who knows an easy mark when he sees a city full of them.

Zero Hedge - Baltimore Mayor Pledges 60 Taxpayer-Funded Buses To Drive Students To D.C. Gun Protest ... she's a Black Lives Matter mayor

art-remus-ident-04.jpg In 13 out of 19 Baltimore high schools, not one kid passed minimum proficiency tests, the school system has a deficit so bad teachers are being laid off and the city says they can't heat the schools, yet they're going to take 3,000 school kids to DC so "their voices are heard" at a gun control rally. With lunch and a free t-shirt. Projected bill to taxpayers: $100,000.
Meanwhile, Baltimore ranks just below Juarez for most violent cities in the world . Keeping them company on the list are St Louis, New Orleans and Detroit. These four have something in common, and it isn't the NRA.

The city of Baltimore has an astounding murder rate of 55.48 people per hundred thousand. Last year's murder rate was nearly as high as the year that the riots erupted over the killing of Freddie Gray by city police officers.  There's a murder nearly every day of the year in Baltimore and the police force there is widely considered to be one of the most corrupt – if not the most corrupt – in the nation.

The Single Time in British history a Victoria Cross was Recommended by the Enemy

 Via Ol' Remus

Time for a sea story from World War II, an account of a remarkable event told by CDR—Commander, for you army pukes, O5—Salamander. A couple of excerpts ...
As the destroyer HMS Glowworm emerged from the squall she came face-to-face with the 14,000 ton German Heavy Cruiser, Admiral Von Hipper armed with eight 8 inch and twelve 4 inch guns ...
After a brief description of the unequal battle in which the Glowworm goes down in a final all-out lunge while heavily damaged and on fire:
You want class? Need 'professionalism' defined? I present to you two men, LCDR Roope and CAPT Heye.
Out of a crew of 149, only 31 survived, the only officer being Lt Robert Ramsey. The prisoners were treated well by the Germans who congratulated them on a good fight, and Captain Heye told the men that their Captain was a brave man.
Later, Heye sent a message through the International Red Cross recommending Lt Cdr Roope for the Victoria Cross, the only time in British history that a VC has been recommended by the enemy.
The action took place in heavy seas off the coast of Norway in early 1941. Hipper was damaged and Glowworm lost. Glowworm was an old-school 'greyhound' destroyer, small, fast, lightly armed with four 120 mm main guns, reliant on speed and her torpedoes to engage capital ships, but as part of a set-piece battle, not a one-on-one.
During the battle the Hipper's gunnery was what you'd expect from the Kriegsmarine, all but unerring. The first shells fired hit Glowworm decisively, yet she fought on.
Several photographs were taken by Hipper during the engagement, so astounding was the ferocity and courage of Glowworm. And yes, LCDR Roope was posthumously awarded the VC. What better recommendation could a man have than his counterpart in battle?
Captain Heye survived the war, Hipper did not.
A more complete account by U.S. Army Colonel Robert Smith is posted at Warfare History Network, here , short and well written, with photos.

Homeschooled students score about 72 points higher than the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Home schooling is one of those things that scares the living daylights out of the Educational Establishment and the Deep State. Home schooling, and Christian education in general tend to be areas where the participants  do not always (usually) accept the Establishment version of history and/or politics.

From time to time, as they feel they can get away with it, the “change agents” in the educational bureaucracy  seek to remedy this situation by trying to find reasons to enforce new controls that will give them more power and control over home schooling, its curriculum's and its participants.

In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

 Climate activists demonstrate in Paris, Saturday, Dec.12, 2015 during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Several environmental and human rights groups are planning protests around Paris to call attention to populations threatened by man-made global warming and urge an end to human use of oil, gas and coal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

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John Bell Hood's Amputated Leg

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Been trying to find out where John Bell Hood's amputated leg was buried. We know that Stonewall's
are has a rock marker, on a plantation not where he died.

The reports say that Hood's leg was sent with him as it was believed he would not survive such an amputation of the thigh area. Apparently, it is thought to be buried in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

Whatever can be said of Hood, he was a man of great personal courage.

P.S. I first read about John Bell Hood in Mary Chestnut's Diary of Dixie when he was mentioned recuperating in Richmond, Virginia. Life after the War left his many children orphaned due to the Yellow Fever which killed his wife, himself and at least one child. 

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Russian military threatens action against the US in Syria

Via Billy

Russia's First Deputy Defence Minister, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov.

The threat, by Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was widely reported by Russia media sites such as state news agency RIA and Tass.

 It said Gerasimov said Russia had "reliable information" about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians. (I doubt it not a whit."

Gerasimov said Russia would respond to a U.S. strike on Syria if the lives of Russian servicemen were threatened, targeting any missiles and launchers involved.

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Known misogynist and woman hater Donald Trump.......

Paul Joseph WatsonVerified account @PrisonPlanet
........appoints a woman to head up the CIA for the first time in history.

The Ravens & FRED, Shot Down 10 Times ‘Magnet Ass’, PLATT

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                              Fred Platt, in a neck brace, a cane in each hand, in his “party suit.”  

In his remarkable and factual book, “The Ravens,” author Christopher Robbins chronicles the cloak-and-dagger story of “The Men Who Flew in America’s Secret War in Laos” (Crown Publishers).

He prefaces it with thumbnail descriptions of the Ravens, “the skilled and incredibly brave men,” whose stories he tells.

Of Houstonian Fred Platt, he writes: “FRED ‘MAGNET ASS’ PLATT: A Texan with attitude, who took so many hits in his aircraft [on 111 different combat missions], his colleagues said he had a magnet in the seat of his pants. He survived the hell of crashed landings and being shot down only to enter a nightmare journey of recovery back in the USA.”

On this Veterans Day, we salute the man whose buddies originally dubbed him “Cowboy” – Capt. Alfred “Fred” Platt, U.S. Air Force Retired.

Scott The Governor & Troutman the Citizen

As the supporters of the Second Amendment watched on, Governor Rick Scott of Florida threw the Amendment into the swamp with the gators, and young Ashley Troutman of Lakeland, Florida with his courageous plan for reconciliation was tossed in as well, as the NAACP and its hate filled rhetoric and intimidation led that Charge  just like they did against MLK Jr. before his assassination. 

Everyone of them nothing but lying hypocrites who called King weak, and useless for his non- violent stance; and who now act as though they had so much love for him.  They now exploit his name and legacy as they revel about the table of brotherhood burning before a 21st century audience of duped Southern black's and Southern white folk guilters who have no idea other than the lying rhetoric produced in the public school systems designed to inculcate into the thinking processes of our people that began in 1865 pitting us against each other.
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