Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Covington Teens’ Attorney Gives Journalists 48-Hour Ultimatum Before Lawsuits Begin

Via Bill

An attorney representing students and alumni from Covington Catholic High School announced on Wednesday that his clients are giving journalists and celebrities 48 hours to either retract false statements made about them or face legal action.

“Everybody now is on 48-hour notice so by Friday, everybody needs to retract and correct any false statements they have issued about these kids,” Los Angeles-based attorney Robert Barnes said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

“That includes any major member of the media. That includes any major celebrity. That includes anybody with a substantial social media platform,” he added.

Barnes pointed out, unlike falsehoods directed at public figures (like politicians), the standard to successfully prove libel in court is negligence, not malice. At the time of the confrontation, the students were in Washington for the annual March for Life demonstration protesting legalized abortion.

“Because these are all private citizens and in many cases minors and kids, the law is saying anything false about them is libel,” he explained. “You don’t have a defense of actual malice. All you have to prove is negligence.


Via Billy


Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano accused the FBI of using “unconstitutional means” to obtain information against President Donald Trump on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

“One [warrant] is easy to get. One is difficult to get. When the FBI can’t get the more difficult one they get the easy one. And that has corrupted them,” Napolitano said. “And that has enabled them to gather evidence by unconstitutional means and that’s what they did to the president.”

Napolitano was discussing the FBI’s use of FISA practices and said the agency has abused the process to obtain low-standard warrants.

Lucas Asian Culture Day - Ba Nguyen on USS Kirk - "The Lucky Few" from US Navy

Via Roy Goldammer -- This is a short version for my son's asian culture day "share-n-tell" at school (3rd grader) about his grand father, Ba Van Nguyen ditching a CH-47 and the crew members on the USS Kirk rescuing him and our family on April 29, 1975. The video is from the US Navy "The Lucky Few". Thank you again to Captain Jacobs and the crew from the USS Kirk and for Jan Herman who wrote/produced the video.

- Miki Nguyen

Ex-SEAL Who Takes on Stolen Valor Cases Savages Nathan Phillips

Via Billy


Who's Smiling Now?

Via Gleason Long via It Ain't Holy Water

How a Teen’s Death Has Become a Political Weapon

Via Mike Duty

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A police investigation quickly identified a suspect: Ali Bashar, a twenty-one-year-old resident of a nearby shelter for refugees. The more details emerged about him, the more it looked as though the authorities had committed a remarkable string of blunders. 
Bashar’s application for asylum had been rejected more than a year earlier. In the months leading up to Susanna’s death, he had allegedly pushed and spat at a policewoman, robbed a man at gunpoint, and repeatedly raped an eleven-year-old girl. Even after he was identified as a suspect in the country’s highest-profile murder case, Bashar, along with his parents and five of his siblings, managed to procure papers, board a flight to Istanbul, and return to the family’s home, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

When a refugee killed a fourteen-year-old girl, Germany’s far right saw opportunity in tragedy.

In a beautiful morning last May, Diana Feldmann sat in her apartment in a suburb of Mainz, a prosperous city in western Germany, waiting for her fourteen-year-old daughter, Susanna, to return from a sleepover. When her phone finally lit up with a WhatsApp message, her heart leaped. “I’m in Frankfurt, taking a walk with my boyfriend Armando,” it said. “I’ll be back sometime later.”

Feldmann immediately grew suspicious. The message did not match her daughter’s usual writing style. Susanna had never mentioned somebody by the name of Armando. Nor, it soon became clear, had any of her friends heard of him. All of Feldmann’s attempts to reach her daughter were unsuccessful. That night, Susanna did not return.

Illegal Immigration It's About Power

Via Billy

Escape From Saigon

After a swift campaign against a rapidly collapsing South Vietnamese army, North Vietnamese forces entered Saigon, the South Vietnamese capital, on April 29, 1975. With the city falling, government employees and military personnel raced to escape by foot, by car, by boat — and, in the case of pilots like Ba Van Nguyen, by helicopter.

The story of Ba’s escape with his family is told at the end of Rory Kennedy’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” which PBS produced as part of its American Experience series. Recently, WGBH, the PBS member station in Boston, commissioned the artist Eoin Coveney to retell Ba’s tale in graphic form.

My Drive to Dixieland what I learned Part 2: Family

Funny that I should attempt to write any kind of article regarding family, at 44 I don't have kids or a family. My views of family and my outlook are based upon the observations of my siblings, my many cousins, aunts, and uncles. In terms of what I do and accomplish in my life I'd be damn proud to accomplish near half of what any of my relatives have. I have always had a vast pride for my family and it's heritage, which for the most part remained hidden from my family. Being the runt of the litter (and usually having the largest, quickest mouth) meant I was usually using any communication skills to raise hell by sharing my quickly spoken silver tongued opinions. I am admittedly the black sheep of the family, I strive and work to achieve being nearly as nice as the families I am from and related to.

My time and the drive through Dixieland was truly educational, historic, and emotional. I realized returning home that I wouldn't be able to describe the trip in a single article. I dearly hope these articles reflect the absolutely spectacular hospitality I enjoyed, the terrific Southerners I encountered, and successfully portrays the effect it had on me. I had little idea of why it was so important to go just that I needed to do it. I understood the historical significance afterwards.

So, There We Were In Vietnam.......

Via Richard Ambrose

White glamour model and her husband who 'identify as black' after having tanning injections claim doctors say their future children will be born with dark skin

Newly married couple model Martina Big, 28, and Michael Eurwen appeared on This Morning. They have both had tanning injections to darken their skin and claim that doctors have told them that their babies will be black
Ignorance has no limit.

Martina Big, 30, from Germany and Michael Eurwen, 31, got married in October

Couple have both changed their skin colour with tanning injections 

Martina claims doctors have told them their children will be born black

Holly Willoughby and viewers alike were baffled by the claims

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Covington Kids Going To The White House

On Tuesday, Nick Sandmann, the student from Covington Catholic High school who was at the center of the controversy with Native American Nathan Phillips last Friday near the Lincoln Memorial, confirmed to The Daily Wire that the White House has reached out to host the students. Sandmann said, "The President wants to send a plane down to get us."