Saturday, August 18, 2018

Taliban v Duke U

Via John

Which is worse?  The Taliban removing Buddha -or- Duke University removing Robert E. Lee? 

Both Duke and the Taliban committed the same acts of censoring history and both actions are based on hatred. In one case, the case of the Taliban, it is the result of religious fervor and in the other, Duke, a racist fever among academics who may be be among the least informed in our society.....but who feel they have a bully pulpit in the Duke Chapel as though they can wield a visual scalpel and make important personages of the past, "disappear."

Truly, this removal is an act of reprehensible academic vandalism and misplaced vigilantism.

The Lee statue was removed in the dark of the night, at a time when other thieves and vandals are also active.

Do any of you who are BCC'd have a list of Duke alumni donors or know where I can obtain it? Also, please place this information on your Facebook pages to expose these Duke elites people for the frauds and fakes they are.


How the Left Is Outsourcing Censorship of the Internet

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Liberals control every newspaper in America, as far as I know, except the Manchester Union Leader.

They control CBS, ABC, NBC and every cable network except Fox News. They control what is left of the news magazines, and pretty much every other magazine, too. Only talk radio and the pesky internet lie outside their grasp, so that is where they seek to impose censorship.

But they have a problem: the First Amendment. The government can’t suppress conservative speech on the ground that it is “hate speech,” i.e., something that liberals don’t like. That was recently reaffirmed by a 9-0 decision of the Supreme Court.

So liberals have outsourced censorship of the internet to the tech titans of Silicon Valley.

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FBI Dealt Blow By DC Judge; Must Address Measures Taken To Verify Steele Dossier


The FBI has been dealt a major blow after a Washington DC judge ruled that the agency must respond to a FOIA request for documents concerning the bureau's efforts to verify the controversial Steele Dossier, before it was used as the foundation of a FISA surveillance warrant application and subsequent renewals.

US District Court Judge Amit Mehta - who in January sided with the FBI's decision to ignore the FOIA request, said that President Trump's release of two House Intelligence Committee documents (the "Nunes" and "Schiff" memos) changed everything.

Nigel Farage: The time has come to teach the political class a lesson: I'm back fighting for a real Brexit


It is now beyond doubt that the political class in Westminster and many of their media allies do not accept the EU referendum result. They refuse to acknowledge the wishes of the majority of those who took part in that historic plebiscite of 2016 by voting to leave the European Union. As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst case of Stockholm syndrome ever recorded.

David Crockett

I had a Davy Crockett lunchbox. :)

This essay is taken in part from the chapter “Frontiersman” in Brion McClanahan’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes (Politically Incorrect Guides) and is presented here in honor of Crockett’s birthday, August 17.

The modern actor Billy Bob Thornton once said David Crockett in the film The Alamo was his favorite role. John Wayne played him, too. Every boy who grew up before the 1970s wanted to be Crockett. He was the “king of the wild frontier,” the man who wrestled bears and jumped rivers, the man with the sharpshooter’s eye who tamed the wilderness. He was larger than life; as one historian wrote, “His life is a veritable romance, with the additional charm of unquestionable truth. It opens to the reader scenes in the lives of the lowly, and a state of semi-civilization, of which but few of them can have the faintest idea.” Crockett was so popular because he was one of us, a common man without advantages who achieved great things on his own merit. He was the quintessential American.

Don't Ask Me II

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Judge rules Confederate statues that were taken down in Memphis can't be sold yet

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A judge in Nashville has ruled that the Confederate statues that were recently taken down in Memphis can't be sold yet.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans calls the judge's ruling a small victory. The leader of the group that currently holds the statues, Memphis Greenspace, says not much has changed, since the group wasn't planning to transfer the statues until lawsuits were over.

John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

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John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security
 “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.)

“Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.).

Presumably the head of the CIA at the time John Brennan, who had been a close national security advisor to Barack Obama since his 2008 campaign, signed-off on (and maybe even encouraged) Obama’s decision to whitewash and legitimize the Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate. Never mind that this whitewash required taking one of modern history’s most infamous liars at his word. 

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The Islamic Lotus

Via David

To the invaders: get out now and go home... those who support this democide, go with them.  Or else.  Because when it starts, no quarter.

In my post England needs to re-instate hangings. And in Europe in general. And in America there are links to a number of other posts I’ve done about the Islamic invasion of Europe, like: Islamic Invasion: They're here to conquer, and they all know it which, in turn, was inspired by Germany: Israeli journalist forges Syrian passport and poses as refugee, concludes most migrants don’t intend to integrate.

One quote, from that last link, sums up the dire situation Western Civilization is in:
The Muslims whom he spoke with in Europe were very open about striving for a Caliphate and Sharia-state.
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Awful Sacrifices in Doomed Assaults

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Northern General George Meade knew the futility of massed charges of men against a strongly entrenched opponent, the latter was his position at Gettysburg versus Lee. Though Meade was characterized as “failed, maladroit and weak-willed,” his subordinates praised their superior’s courage in ordering withdrawals in the face of strong Southern positions. They were painfully aware that “Meade had only snap his fingers” and there would have been “ten thousand wretched, mangled creatures” lying on the valley slopes. By the end of 1863, “courage” to some had become the will to renounce the charge; Lincoln and the Radicals desired relentless assaults and mass-carnage.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Awful Sacrifices in Doomed Assaults

“Even before the assault at Cold Harbor, [Northern] soldiers entering their fourth year of war understood perfectly what the result would be. They knew that the Confederates had had thirty-six hours in which to prepare their positions and that by that stage of the war any attack under such circumstances was doomed.

Charles Wainwright thought it absurd that Grant should simply repeat here the order “which has been given at all such times on this campaign, viz: “to attack along the whole line.”

On the eve of battle, Union soldiers who had glimpsed some part of the Southern defenses or heard them described by the “news-gatherers” were, Wilkinson reported, depressed: “Some of the men were sad, some indifferent; some so tired of the strain on their nerves that they wished they were dead and their troubles over . . . and though they had resolved to do their best, there was no eagerness for the fray, and the impression among the intelligent soldiers was that the task cut out for them was more than men could accomplish.”

Indeed, numbers of soldiers wrote their names on small pieces of paper and pinned them to their coats, in a hope, signaling hopelessness, that their bodies would not go unidentified.

On June 15, 1864, when Grant’s army finally reached the James [River] at a cost of 60,000 casualties, a number equivalent to the size of Lee’s army at the outset of the campaign, the Union regular Augustus Meyers felt the “gloomy and depressing effect” of such “awful sacrifices without any advantages.”

When the Twenty-seventh Maine’s tour of duty was about to expire just prior to the battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln authorized the award of the Medal of Honor to each soldier who would reenlist. Three hundred agreed to remain on duty as “emergency troops,” but medals were issued in error to all 864 members of the regiment. The Twenty-seventh Maine had seen no battle before Gettysburg; its remnant played no role at Gettysburg.

Similarly, so many brevet (i.e., honorary) promotions were awarded, Augustus Meyers complained, that they “seemed to lose dignity” and became objects of ridicule. His friends in the ranks began to refer to mules as “brevet horses” and to camp followers as “brevet soldiers.” Such awards, moreover, seemed seldom to recognize battlefield bravery.

On November 28, Meade probed Lee’s position [at Mine Run] and prepared for a large-scale assault. Meanwhile, Federal rank and file had an opportunity to judge for themselves the strength of the defense. “All felt it would be madness to assault,” Robert Carter of the Twenty-second Massachusetts said. “I felt death in my very bones all day.” George Bicknell of the Fifth Maine wrote that there was not “a man in our command who did not realize his position. Not one who . . . did not see the letters [of] death before his vision . . . [N]ever before nor since had such a universal fate seemed to hang over a command.

[Meade] canceled the assault and on December 1 ordered his army back across the Rapidan, a retreat into winter quarters.”

(Embattled Courage: The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War, Gerald F. Linderman, The Free Press, 1987, excerpts, pp. 161; 163-164)

Turning Point US

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The Big Switch

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Paul Stramer - Lincoln County Watch 
So how did your nationality get combined with citizenship?  A friend from Australia recently sent me a nicely summarized list of legislative acts from the 1920 through the late 60's, and what it very neatly summarizes is a fundamental change that happened in the 1940's and which has never been corrected.  

At the beginning of the legislative history there were numerous "Nationality Acts" in the 1920's and 30's.  Then, beginning in the 1940's all of these became "Nationality and Citizenship Acts".  This is where your nationality got confused and "lumped together" with your political status as a "citizen" or not.

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane Crash?

What caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane to crash? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

Answer by Tom Farrier, member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI), on Quora:

Wikipedia and other popular sites often seem like good places to start to answer questions like this, but in my specialty I prefer to go to the source. In this case, it's the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation report AAR 78-06, which you can download in its entirety at NTSB Aircraft Accident Reports (AAR). 

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Yes, Microsoft DID Attack Free Speech

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Last week Microsoft gave the free speech social media website Gab an ultimatum: delete some distasteful posts from a user or we’ll yank your web hosting. It wasn’t the first time Gab has been threatened by Big Tech, and it won’t be the last. I railed against Microsoft’s move, but one commenter disagreed with me, and even tried to justify Microsoft’s attack on free speech.

In the latest episode of Trigger Warning Radio I’ll respond to this comment. I’ll also tell you exactly why Microsoft’s actions were indeed a vicious assault on the right to free speech

Turning Point Offers Ocasio-Cortez $100,000 for Charity to Debate Candace Owens

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Candace Owens is calling out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for refusing to debate her and other conservatives.

Following the Democratic socialist congressional candidate’s rejection of Ben Shapiro’s offer to donate $10,000 to a charity of her choice in exchange for an hour-long debate, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk upped the ante.

Kirk tweeted that he has a group of donors who will contribute $100,000 to a charity of Ocasio-Cortez’s choosing if she will debate Owens, who serves as communication director for Turning Point USA.

Federal Court Rejects Campus Carry Challenge

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A federal court upheld a prior dismissal of a challenge to Texas’s campus carry law Thursday, providing individuals with a concealed carry permit the ability to carry a firearm on public university property.

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected to revive the lawsuit by three University of Texas at Austin professors, upholding a 2015 law that the trio challenged in July 2016, yet was ultimately dismissed.