Saturday, June 22, 2019

Vietnam POW Ken Cordier Veteran Tales

Interesting I Thought: German Veteran Recalls WWII Memories

We often hear about the war experiences of British veterans on Forces TV, but not so much those that they fought against... Until today. A 92-year-old former German soldier has told us about his memories of battle during the Second World War.

Facebook Removed from S&P List of ‘Ethical’ Companies.

Via The Daily Timewaster

 Facebook aims to quell new storm over Russian efforts, lobbying

The Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe at Facebook has been removed from the S&P list of ethical companies following a number of scandals surrounding the company.

The Telegraph reports that Facebook has been removed from Standard & Poor’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index after the company received a score of 22 for social responsibility and only 6 for governance, out of a possible 100, scoring extremely poorly.

More @ Breitbart

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Nothing


On June 19, 1865, Union forces arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared to the population of that state that the Emancipation Proclamation had freed its slaves. Called “Juneteenth,” it was initially celebrated in Texas, but it is now recognized in one way or another by 45 states and the District of Columbia. But what is it a celebration of? President Abraham Lincoln had no constitutional authority to free slaves, so no slaves were legally freed under the Proclamation.

As this was the last place that those declared free under the Emancipation Proclamation were informed that they were free, is it presumed that the last of the slaves obtained their freedom on that day? It is presumed wrongly if it is. The Emancipation Proclamation declared the slaves in ten states free, but there were seventeen states in which blacks were held as slaves. The states whose slaves were allegedly freed by the Emancipation Proclamation were Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Furthermore, the portions of Virginia and Louisiana which were occupied by Union forces were exempt from it, meaning that their slaves were not freed. This was made clear by a circular issued by Union Provost Marshall Captain A.B. Long in New Liberia, Louisiana on April 24, 1863. In it, he informed the slaves in St. Martin Parish who thought that they were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation that they were not because that Parish was exempted in it.

Native PawPaw Tree

Via mind jog by David
The pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) is a native fruit-bearing tree that grows in the eastern United States, from Canada to Florida, and as far west as Nebraska. The pawpaw fruit resembles a green mango, and the tree has many nicknames including “Hoosier banana”, “West Virginia banana”, and “wild banana”. pawpaw fruit The Pawpaw is a fruit tree native to the Eastern United States. credit: USDA-ARS.

While there are native varieties, there are also many cultivated varieties that have been improved by plant breeders. Pawpaw fruits ripen between late August and October, depending on the variety. Their flavor is sometimes described as a cross between a banana, pineapple, and mango. Each fruit contains two rows of several brown seeds. The skin and seeds are not edible. The fruit is very nutritious and can be eaten plain or used in desserts. Native Americans have long eaten and used the fruit.

Red flags

Via Billy

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The U.S.-China trade war is making headlines, but the most important aspect of the long-term economic competition with China isn’t soybeans or natural gas, it’s technology. The dual flashpoints of economic espionage and backdoor surveillance could precipitate the great uncoupling of the world’s two largest economies.

Although American politicians have just started to pay attention, China has been engaged in a decadeslong, systematic, state-sponsored effort to steal U.S. technology. Beijing has relied heavily on stolen trade secrets and intellectual property to build its own indigenous manufacturing and technology base. Recent U.S. intelligence community estimates suggest that China employs 30,000 military cyber spies and 150,000 private sector cyber experts whose job is to steal foreign secrets and technology.

Oregon Senator Doubles Down Against Out-of-Control Lib Governor: ‘Come Heavily Armed’

Via John

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Turmoil between the Oregon governor and the state’s legislature has officially reached shocking new heights.

In order to prevent the passage of a far-left climate change bill, Republicans have said that they are “prepared to take actions” if Democratic Gov. Kate Brown gets law enforcement involved, who will supposedly force, — via arresting — conservative members to the state legislature to vote.

Republican Sen. Brian Boquist implied in a shocking video captured by Pat Dooris from KGW8 news that he’s willing to take drastic action should state troopers come to arrest him.

More @ WJ

Special Prosecutor Approved In Smollett Case, Can Reinstate Charges


A Cook County, Illinois judge has ruled that a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate the alleged hate crime hoax case involving actor Jussie Smollett, which would allow charges to be reinstated against Smollett.

Gun Owner Confronts Sen. Rubio On Red Flag Laws!

Via Teresa Sue

I (Greg Pruett) am an activist for gun rights in Idaho and Washington and also helps the American Firearms Coalition with their efforts.

Cardinal Sarah: “We must rebuild the cathedral.... it is my duty to warn the West: behold the flames of barbarism threaten you!"

Via Tedmund Chan


I have come to present my latest book: The Day is Far Spent. In this book, I analyze the profound crisis of the West, a crisis of faith, a crisis of the Church, of the priesthood, of identity, a crisis of the meaning of man and human life. I discuss this spiritual collapse and all its consequences.

This evening I would like to repeat these convictions I hold so deeply, by putting them into the perspective of a moving visit I made yesterday. Just hours ago I was at the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris. As I entered the gutted church, and contemplated its ruined vaults, I could not help but see in it a symbol of the situation of Western civilization and of the Church in Europe.

More @ CWR