Thursday, April 9, 2020

Lee's Surrender, By My Great Grandfather, April 9, 1865, 155 Years Ago

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 Confederate Veteran May-June 1990

25th Anniversary of General Lee's Surrender April 9th, 1865

by John Pelopidas Leach, 1890

A quarter of a century has passed since General Lee surrendered the last hope of the Confederacy at Appomattox Court House.

2 SS Panthers vs. 21 US Shermans

Taking Refuge in the Clouds

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Massachusetts Governor John Andrew, fearing election loss by supporting Lincoln’s incessant calls for more troops, pushed strongly for equal pay for Southern black men captured in the Sea Islands and credited to his State quota.  Though the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth were official Massachusetts regiments, the men were not from Massachusetts.  The Second Massachusetts Cavalry were bounty-paid men from California.'

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2020 Election Interference

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POLICE STATE: NC Coastal Town Issuing $650 Fines (Plus Court Costs) for Playing On Beaches

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Social Distancing mandates have led plenty of local muncipalities to take it upon themselves to close access to public spaces, never mind excessive and nonsensical some of the closures are.

A father playing catch with his daughter in an empty park in Colorado was recently arrested and cuffed in front of said six year old daughter because the park was closed to enforce social distancing mandates. Arrested for violating social distancing laws. In an empty park.

In North Carolina, public parks are being regulated for social distancing in lots of popular places, but in Wrightsville Beach, just venturing on to an empty beach will earn you a $650. Plus court costs.

Lincoln and Fort Sumter Part II Conclusion

 Charles W Ramsdell - Dean of Southern Historians - "Lincoln and Fort Sumter" "The Natural Limits of Slavery Expansion" - Compiled by Gene Kizer Jr

[Continued from Part 1]

On the same day Seward, intent upon the reinforcement of Fort Pickens, brought Captain M. C. Meigs of the Engineers to Lincoln to discuss an expedition to that place. On March 31 Meigs and Colonel Erasmus D. Keyes, of General Scott's staff, were directed to draw up a plan for the relief of Fort Pickens. They took it to Lincoln who had them take it to Scott to be put into final form and executed. On the next day, April 1, Seward, Meigs, and Lieutenant D. D. Porter of the navy went to the Executive Mansion and after consultation with Lincoln finished the plans for the Pickens expedition. It was to be conducted with such absolute secrecy, lest information leak out to the Confederates, that even the secretaries of War and the Navy were to know nothing of it. The orders were signed by the President himself. It was only because the same ship, the Powhatan, was selected for both expeditions that the Secretary of the Navy learned of the expedition to the Gulf of Mexico.i Energetic preparations began in New York and Brooklyn to collect vessels, men, arms, and provisions for the two expeditions.

AG Barr: Media Have Been on a ‘Jihad’ to Discredit Hydroxychloroquine

Wednesday during an interview with Laura Ingraham that aired on Fox News, Attorney General William Barr expressed his displeasure in the partisan nature of criticisms leveled against President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Barr noted the media efforts to criticize hydroxychloroquine, a drug touted by Trump during appearances with the coronavirus task force.

“[I]t’s very disappointing because I think the president went out at the beginning of this thing and really was statesmanlike, trying to bring people together, working with all the governors, keeping his patience as he got these snarky gotcha questions from the White House media pool,” Barr said. “And the stridency of the partisan attacks on him has gotten higher and higher, and it’s really disappointing to see. And the politicization of decisions like hydroxychloroquine has been amazing to me.”“Before the president said anything about it, there was fair and balanced coverage of this very promising drug, and the fact that it had such a long track record that the risks were pretty well known,” he continued. “And as soon as he said something positive about it, the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug. It’s quite strange.

Democrats Block McConnell’s Bid For Emergency Funds To Save Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks into his office after he spoke on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol March 19, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate is back in session today as GOPs and Democrats work behind the scenes to produce “phase three” of the coronavirus response bill to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats blocked an emergency measure designed to inject an additional $250 billion into a swiftly depleting fund to bolster Americans small businesses Thursday, telling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that they want “add-ons to help businesses in disadvantaged communities and additional funding for states and hospitals” in addition to the extra funding.

The news comes amid a Department of Labor report showing an astounding 10% of the American workforce has now applied for unemployment insurance and concerns that small businesses are rapidly running out of survival time, especially as most states have now extended coronavirus-related lockdowns until the end of April.

Japan Pays Billions To Firms To Leave China, Relocate Production Elsewhere

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TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 07: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence on April 07, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency that will cover 7 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, as the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the country. The move will allow affected prefectures to take measures including expropriating private land and buildings and requisitioning medical supplies and food from companies that refuse to sell them.

Japan has earmarked hundreds of billions of yen of its coronavirus stimulus relief to go toward helping its manufacturing companies move their production plants out of communist China and back to Japan or to other countries.“The extra budget, compiled to try to offset the devastating effects of the pandemic, includes 220 billion yen (US$2 billion) for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries, according to details of the plan posted online,” Bloomberg News reported.

National Center for Medical Intelligence Issues Rare Statement Debunking Media Reports on Wuhan Coronavirus Timeline

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National Center for Medical Intelligence Issues Rare Statement Debunking Media Reports on Wuhan Coronavirus Timeline

The National Center for Medical Intelligence, a branch of the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency, issued a rare statement Wednesday debunking media claims that it produced a report warning about the novel coronavirus as far back as November.

“The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images,” ABC News reported, based on four anonymous sources. “It raised alarms because an out-of-control disease would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia -- forces that depend on the NCMI’s work.

And it paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.”

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