Friday, May 8, 2020

Emerald Isle to reopen 3 beach accesses Saturday

 Emerald Isle to reopen 3 beach accesses Saturday

The town of Emerald Isle will open its large Eastern Ocean Regional Access paid parking lot, along with smaller free lots at accesses at Third Street and Station Street, early Saturday morning, Town Manager Matt Zapp said Thursday afternoon.

They will be open to all visitors, despite the town’s continued state of emergency under Gov. Roy Cooper’s May 5 executive order amendment that goes into effect Friday at 5 p.m.

The EORA restrooms and outside showers will remain closed.

The town’s beaches were crowded last weekend before any of the parking lots were open, and Mr. Zapp said Thursday town officials didn’t ask anyone then where they lived.

“We have not and we will not do that,” he said, despite the governor’s stay-at-home order.

British View Covid 19

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WWII's unsung heroes: Remembering the dazzling 'lady bird' pilots that tested B-17 bombers

Via David

 WASP trainees sunbathing outside their spartan barracks area at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, August 1943

'The Women With Silver Wings' is a new book that retells the long storied history of the glamorous and fearless female pilots that played a critical role on the home front during WWII
The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) were a group of highly skilled airmen organized in September 1942 as a way to release more male pilots for combat roles abroad
They were stationed at 126 bases across the US and worked as test pilots, flight instructors and ferry pilots that transported planes off the assembly line and to Army bases around the country and abroad
More than 25,000 women applied but only 1,102 were accepted into the program; they had to be aged 21- 35 and have 500 hours flying time - many were working as stunt pilots prior to joining  the WASPs
The WASPs were led by Jackie Cochran, a close friend of Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt; Cochran was the first female to break the sound barrier as well as the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic
Cochran was married to millionaire tycoon Floyd Odlum and she was known for arriving at air bases in her Rolls-Royce and fur coat, other pilots came from illustrious families like the Woolworths and du Ponts
A total of 38 women died, one of which whose plane mysteriously went missing off the coast of California

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Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation

Via John

  Obama, Biden Oval Office Meeting On January 5 Was Key To Entire Anti-Trump Operation

Susan Rice's bizarre Inauguration Day email about that meeting helps explain the campaign of leaks, lies, and obstruction that followed.

Information released in the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case it brought against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn confirms the significance of a January 5, 2017, meeting at the Obama White House. It was at this meeting that Obama gave guidance to key officials who would be tasked with protecting his administration’s utilization of secretly funded Clinton campaign research, which alleged Trump was involved in a treasonous plot to collude with Russia, from being discovered or stopped by the incoming administration.

“President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia,” National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote in an unusual email to herself about the meeting that was also attended by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, FBI Director James Comey, and Vice President Joe Biden.

"25,000 Did Not Die, It's a Way to Impose a Dictatorship" - Italian Politician Vittorio Sgarbi Slams 'False' COVID-19 Numbers in Italy (VIDEO)

Bill Barr Blasts FBI ‘Perjury Trap’ of Flynn, Hints More Coming on the ‘Whole Pattern of Conduct’

You have to hand it to Attorney General Bill Barr. He’s fearless.

With the decision by the DOJ to drop the charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, he knew that he would again be attacked and vilified by the left, but he is focused on doing the right thing and isn’t allowing the flak to dissuade him.

He gave an interview to another professional, Catherine Herridge at CBS, to talk about the Flynn decision and hinted that there might be more to come.

Barr said he came back to the job that he held previously because he wanted to ensure that one standard of justice was restored for all.

From CBS

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Polling average: Biden 47.6 Trump 42.3 v Betting Odds Trump 50.1 Biden 41.8

 Charlie Cook | The Cook Political Report

Jon Voight - A Message of Hope

I Don’t Think the America We Knew is Coming Back

FOUGHT TILL THE END - A Vietnamese machine gunner lies dead in his ...
FOUGHT TILL THE END: 1965 - Vietnamese machine gunner lies dead in foxhole after Viet Cong overran his position at Michelin Rubber Plantation.

Thomas Jefferson once said “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

Many of us have said that the country we grew up in had ceased to exist long before this crisis of a Pandemic hit our country.  The America that valued liberty, virtue, morality, hard work and self-reliance has devolved into a socialist state of coddled, dependent, incompetent, politically correct whiners who are offended by just about anything. They are now driving those of us that have done most of the work and support of this country into a decline. These lockdowns are the utopia that they dream of. They are saving the planet from the plague of humans.

This Pandemic could be used as a reset point. This could be an opportunity to start America anew and have the America that was once envisioned by our founders.

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Running the Blockade

 This is a year later but it shows the same area the Florie would have had to go through.Confederate blockade runner in St. George's Harbour, Bermuda circa 1864.

On the 26th of July, 1863, while riding with Gen. John H. Morgan on the Ohio raid, I was made a prisoner of war. The long march of one thousand miles from Burksville, Ky., to Salineville, Ohio, running through twenty-six days, had been a tremendous strain on the physical endurance of General Morgan's troops. When captured I was first carried to the Ohio penitentiary and left there a short while, then sent to Camp Chase and thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., whence I escaped in January, 1864.

As the days grew darker for the life of the Confederacy, my desire to return was intensified by the misfortunes of my people.

Pamela Geller Sues New York Mayor de Blasio, Police Commissioner Shea Over Suspension of 1st Amendment


Vocal Sharia Law critic Pamela Geller filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday against New York mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Dermot Shea over the city-wide suspension of 1st Amendment rights during the virus lock down.

Represented by attorneys David Yerushalmi and Robert J. Muise from the American Freedom Law Center, the lawsuit alleges de Blasio and Shea “publicly and officially announced that the “shut down” required in the executive orders includes the suspension of the right to publicly protest in the City, thereby officially announcing the challenged First Amendment Restriction” and “Despite suspending First Amendment activity within the City pursuant to the First Amendment Restriction, Defendant de Blasio has implemented an Open Streets initiative whereby certain City streets are open to pedestrians and cyclists. However, these same City streets remain closed for First Amendment protest activity even if the protestors maintain proper social distancing.”

Weekly Covid update chart

Via Merlin

...the "velocity" of new infections (relative to recoveries) continues to slow. It had once been as high as 185.1 and is now at a much more torpid 4.6 active cases for each recovered case.

Cuomo Taps Gates Foundation to Help New York ‘Revolutionize’ Education After Coronavirus

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 ALBANY, NY - MAY 01: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during his daily press briefing on May 1, 2020 in Albany, New York.  Cuomo stated that New York will eliminate deductibles for mental health services for frontline workers.  (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

The state and the powerful philanthropic player will work together to reimagine the K-12 system when schools reopen after the coronavirus crisis. (Oh, boy one of their favorite words pops up......)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tapped the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the powerful philanthropic player in the education space, to work with state education officials to reimagine the K-12 system when schools reopen in the fall.
"Bill Gates is a visionary in many ways, and his ideas and thoughts on technology and education he's spoken about for years," Cuomo said Tuesday during his daily briefing at which he announced the partnership. "But I think we now have a moment in history where we can actually incorporate and advance those ideas."
"When does change come to a society?" he asked. "We all talk about change and advancement, but really we like control and we like the status quo and it's hard to change the status quo. But we get moments in history where people say, 'OK, I'm ready. I'm ready for change. I get it.' I think this is one of those moments."

On the CCP Virus

Via Thomas Fetty

 Bastiat's 'The Law' - The Moral Case for Liberty - YouTube
we are increasing our testing. that means confirmed cases are going to increase. that has nothing to do with how dangerous the disease is. more cases without more deaths should make us feel more safe.

people testing positive but not needing to go to the hospital is a good thing. that is more of the population building up an immunity.

the population of NC is 10.5 million people. deaths in NC from covid are 502

understand that means that 502/10500000 is the mortality rate of the disease. 0.0047% not 1%. not a tenth of a single percent. not a tenth of a tenth of a percent. about 4 in 100,000 mortality. or 1 in 25,000. and that is assuming everyone gets the disease. most won't get it.

use good judgement when interacting with those at risk. and protect your civil liberties.