Thursday, April 30, 2020

LANGUAGE! But it's George Carlin on Germs, Immune System........

Via Wirecutter

Bringing Down the Vengeance of Heaven


In 1620 a Dutch trading vessel entered Virginia’s James River with twenty Negroes aboard, and sold them to the settlers as laborers. But it was not in Virginia that a legal basis for slave ownership was first created, as Massachusett’s “Body of Liberties” promulgated in 1641, held that “There shall never be any bond slavery, villeinage, nor captivity among us, unless it be lawful captives taken in just wars, and such strangers as willingly sell themselves, or are sold, unto us.” And from this came New England’s domination of the transatlantic slave trade.

Bringing Down the Vengeance of Heaven

More @ Circa 1865

Mountain of spuds discarded by Idaho farmers saved in 'potato rescue'

Via Cousin John

Amid lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, businesses and industries are suffering from COVID-19 -- and potato farmers are no exception.

Despite a growing demand in grocery stores, potato prices have plummeted in the last few weeks due to social distancing guidelines and a lack of demand in restaurants and the food industry. Just weeks prior, the industry was looking at the best prices in recent memory and even projections for a summer shortage, The Associated Press reported.

The cost for a 50-pound carton of restaurant-grade potatoes in the Twin Falls and Burley district hovered between $22 and $23 on March 13 but had dropped to somewhere between $10 and $12 by April 16.

More @ Accu Weather

Armed individuals stand guard outside Texas businesses to 'protect their constitutional right to open' & Michigan Capitol: Protesters armed with rifles storm Senate gallery while lawmakers wearing bulletproof vests vote against extending Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency

Via Papa
Two armed men in face masks who both identified themselves as Duncan Lemp, standing in a parking lot of a shopping center in Dallas on Wednesday. Lemp was shot and killed by cops in Maryland in March while they were serving a warrant for gun offenses

     Armed men seen standing in the parking lot of a shopping center in Texas
    They were standing guard outside a hair salon which has refused to close
    Both were carrying large rifles and wearing face masks during a patrol in Dallas
    Pair refused to use their real names and identified themselves as Duncan Lemp
    Lemp, who had ties to anti-government militia, was shot and killed by cops
    They wanted to 'protect constitutional rights' of businesses wanting to reopen
    On Friday a handful of Texas businesses reopened in defiance of state guidance
    27,839 people have been infected in Texas and 776 have died  

                                                            More @ Daily Mail


 Armed men are seen inside the Michigan State Capitol after they stormed inside during a rally on Thursday

Demonstrators gathered at Michigan's state Capitol Thursday to protest Gov Gretchen Whitmer's lockdown
Many people at the protest, including militia group members carrying firearms, stormed the Capitol building
Men held guns while waiting for state's House of Representatives to vote on Whitmer's state of emergency
Senators wore bulletproof vests in the House Chamber as protesters shouted from outside: 'Let us in!' 
Ultimately, lawmakers denied the governor's request and passed a resolution authorizing the Speaker of the House to commence legal action, which will challenge the governor's actions during the pandemic
'American Patriot Rally' was organized by Michigan United for Liberty, and drew in hundreds of people

More @ Daily Mail

Gregg Allman: The Wild Times, Lost Years and Rebirth of a Southern-Rock Legend


The Allman Brothers singer survived nearly 50 years of epic shows and unimaginable disaster – but there was one death he could never get over.

When I met Gregg Allman, he seemed like a ghost on guard. It was 1990, in Miami. The Allman Brothers Band had recently reunited for a second time. In the early Seventies, they single-handedly invented Southern rock, but their hallmark was live shows that mixed bedrock aggression and high-flown invention in ways no other group did. Their first breakup, in 1976, had been ugly; a reunion a few years later hadn’t taken. But here they were, nearly a decade later, improbably kicking off a new phase of a career that time and tragedy had not been able to kill off. 

That day in Miami, the band was easygoing and talkative when we met at producer Tom Dowd’s studio – but not Gregg. He wasn’t unfriendly; he just seemed dazed, wary. He had rarely been an eager interview subject since the band first became popular in 1971, and the death that same year of his older brother, Duane – one of the most brilliant guitarists in history – had left him stunned and heartsick. For years Gregg narcotized himself, then entered daily into drunken stupors.

More @ Get Pocket

New Evidence: FBI Wanted to Drop Case Against Michael Flynn Until Peter Strzok Intervened

 Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies on FBI and Department of Justice actions during the 2016 Presidential election during a House Joint committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, July 12, 2018. - An FBI agent assailed as biased by Donald Trump after it emerged he railed against …
 Make a punching bag out of his mug.

New documents suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had drafted a document dropping the case against incoming National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) — until agent Peter Strzok intervened.

The documents are emerging as the result of efforts by Flynn’s defense team to obtain exculpatory information from the prosecution to which they are legally entitled. Flynn’s former lawyers at Covington and Burling, who encouraged him to accept a plea deal with the Department of Justice, neglected to turn over thousands of pages of documents to the new team. It is not clear whether the FBI files are also among the Covington documents.
More @ Breitbart

Makow--What Do We Do Now? Let's Talk About Civil Disobedience

Via 4Branch

However serious the Coronavirus really is, there's no question the damage caused by the lockdown is 1000x greater than the virus itself. 

They're exaggerating the danger for a hidden political motive. 

They're saying, "we're going to take away your freedom for your own good."

We'll decide what's in our best interest, thank you very much.

Although not "locked down,"  Sweden and Belarus are doing just fine.

The Illuminati will press forward with their totalitarian agenda unless we resist. 

Let's defy their diktats, and see if their "pandemic" is a hoax or not. 

More @ Henry Makow

‘What Else is Mueller’s Team Hiding?’ – Grassley Targets Mueller After New Flynn Docs ‘Stamped with SCO as in Special Counsel’s Office’

Via Billy

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) targeted Mueller and his corrupt team of Democrat lawyers on Thursday after new Flynn documents released by the DOJ were stamped with ‘SCO as in Special Counsel’s Office.’
“New DOJ/Flynn docs are stamped w SCO as in Special Counsels Office,” Grassley said.

“Did Mueller have these docs? Why did his team sit on them? What else is Mueller team that cost taxpayers $30+ million hiding? The ppl deserve answers 2restore faith in federal law enforcement agencies,” he added.

Trump Announces Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Will Start 'Fading Out'

Via Billy

The Trump administration indicated it will allow federal social distancing guidelines to expire Thursday.

With peak viral transmission largely behind the nation and economic reopening plans being set into motion, President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday in an Oval Office news briefing that federal public health orders will now begin “fading out,” giving states increased procedural control going forward.

More @ WJ

Defining Communism

 Political “Left” and “Right” Properly Defined - The Objective Standard
How to tell if you live in a communist nation:
Do you distrust everything you hear on the "news?" 
Do you think that most reports from the government are skewed or misrepresented?
Do you spend time trying to decide which social, racial or ideological group will benefit from the latest law?
Do you have to use alternate definitions for certain words to understand what a government official is saying?
Do you risk fines or imprisonment for actions taken on your property that might be a marginal annoyance to a neighbor?
Here at 12 Round we are proud capitalists and there will never be enough freedom to satisfy us. 
These attitudes built this nation and when I visit other websites and encounter the sort of soviet attitudes that are prevalent, it is a shocking reminder of what is going on behind the scenes, behind the flags and official city, county and state edifices. Just because a building claims to be represented by the United States flag, that does not suggest (though it tries hard to do just that) that it has retained any semblance to  American governance.

                                                                 More @ 12 Round

C-SPAN posting inaccurate transcripts of Trump briefings

Via David

It's Not Fake News: Trump Did Actually Suggest That Injecting ...

C-SPAN is publishing inaccurate transcripts of President Donald Trump's remarks during the vitally important national coronavirus task force daily briefings.

Yes, really.

So Trump is being falsely attacked for what Trump never said (again).  The worst of it, lately, is Trump asking questions to scientists.  Those questions have been transformed into statements that Trump never made.  But as I endeavored to clear up the fog, I was shocked to discover that C-SPAN's textual transcripts are the source of the confusion.  The quotes that Trump-haters are throwing around happen to be accurate reports of the inaccurate C-SPAN transcript.

Not everyone knows that preserves a repository of video records of newsworthy events.  Not only can people watch events live on cable TV through C-SPAN, but if you missed it live, or want to study an event again, videos are available for viewing going back probably to 1995, searchable, of course.

Joe diGenova: Former FBI General Counsel James Baker Has Flipped and There’s a Mole Inside the FBI

Via Billy

Washington attorney Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, spoke to radio show host Howie Carr on Wednesday. Though the interview took place before Thursday night’s stunning release of FBI documents pertaining to Gen. Michael Flynn, he reported some fascinating new information about the Durham investigation.

DiGenova told Carr there is now a mole inside the FBI “who is leaking to the press about the current conduct of FBI Director Christopher Wray and his general counsel, Dana Boente.

“What’s very clear is according to two stories, one in The Federalist and one in The Daily Caller, diGenova said, “is someone inside the FBI is now whistleblowing by leaking to the press about what’s going on and boy, it is just fascinating to watch the claim that Chris Wray and Dana Boente did everything they could to prevent the stuff from the Missouri U.S. attorney from being given to Flynn’s attorney. That is the beginning of a very ugly story.”

More @ Red State

Repost 2012: The Fall Of Saigon April 30, 1975: 37th (45th) Remembrance

Leaving for the NC PATCON tomorrow and won't be back until late on the 30th, so I will put up my yearly, heart felt post. After eight years, (in-country) the saddest day of my life. 

My boss and good friend, Bob Goodpaster took this of me while I was covering 
a demonstration.  May he RIP and also the American, VNCH and allied troops 
 who breathed their last here.

TET, Little Saigon, Westminster, California 1976/77?

"Remember the Americans who fought and died for US.
We may have lost the battle, but we won our freedom"


 ********The Fall of Saigon Slideshow - Powerful********

Vietnam Babylift, My Story


 The End Of A Republic (My Citroen)

141 Pictures Of The Vietnam War

VC Dead & VNCH Graves

How Well I Remember: 700 Million For SV in 1975