Friday, May 15, 2020

China Brings Fighter Jets to Illegal South China Sea Base

 This picture taken on Septernber 12, 2015 shows the J-11B fighter aircraft from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force performing at the Dafangshen airport in Changchun, China's Jilin province during the bi-annual Changchun airshow. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese military aircraft have been spotted at China’s largest illegal military base in the disputed South China Sea, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) have started to use the site as a strategic operations base, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Wednesday, citing military surveillance by defense intelligence source Jane’s.

Commercial satellite imagery of the site recorded Monday showed two types of surveillance aircraft beside a military helicopter at Fiery Cross Reef, located within the Philippine’s Spratly Island chain.

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When I was a Soldier . . .

Via The Daily Timewaster

From Marxism to Christianity Through Suffering – Aleksandr ...
I gave Soviet Threat classes.  In those classes, I cited the 70 million people Stalin murdered during his reign; the 120 million Mao killed during his rule.  I talked about Hue and atrocities; Castro and Cambodia.  And mostly, it got no reaction at all.

So I told the story of the five year old boy from Novosibirsk who ran into his class room at school one morning, and tossed his cap off.  It landed, purely by chance, on the bust of Lenin.  The vandal was reported, the political police came, and they arrested the little boy.  No one told his mother.  They charged the boy, tried him  and gave him five years in a Siberian labor camp.  His mother, once she found out, went crazy.  They locked her up in an insane asylum.  The boy didn't last long in Siberia.  None of the guys believed the story, so I showed the Solzhenitsyn's book and had two of them read it out.

Then I told how people would get up to go to work, and gather at bus stops - they had no cars; and how a black van would pull up, police jumped out and grabbed a couple of people, threw them in the truck, and roared off.  The people were innocent. Everyone knew that.  But it was to create fear.  That came from Solzhenitsyn's books, too.

After a silence, I said, "This is why you're here!  This is why we're Soldiers.  This is your enemy. Communism is YOUR enemy!

You can imagine how happy I am to know that half the American people would be glad to have a Socialist state. Bernie Sanders, AOC, all those who still love Hillary, all who voted for California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, to go Communist . . . 


Shelby Foote on the Confederate Flag

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NC: Ronald Shurer II, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 41

Via Gene
 President Donald Trump presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II for actions in Afghanistan, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Nothing needs to be added.

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who received the Medal of Honor in 2018 for braving heavy gunfire to save lives in Afghanistan, has died of cancer. He was 41.

Miranda Shurer said her husband died Thursday in Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. She said he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.

Ronald Shurer II received the nation’s highest military honor from President Donald Trump in a formal White House ceremony attended by 250 people.

"Amazon allows a collection of bigoted leftists to run its charitable giving program." $PLC

 Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center ...

Why is one of America’s most discredited and polarizing nonprofits allowed to control the charitable giving program of one of America’s richest companies? And why is that nonprofit allowed to reap a windfall from that charitable program while restricting access to organizations with which it disagrees politically?

These are questions that someone at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) really needs to start asking. Until then, we at the Free Enterprise Project (FEP) are demanding answers and a course correction to this fraudulent scheme.

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WA Gov. Jay Inslee: You can’t leave home for groceries if you refuse COVID-19 test

Via John

Washington State governor Jay Inslee is not only a rabid leftist (see “Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Seven Anti Gun Bills in a Single Day“), he is also a despot whose inner tyrant was waiting for just the right crisis to burst out like the monster in Alien.

Like other “blue” Democrat-controlled states and cities, Inslee has moved the coronavirus goal post from “flatten the curve” — the justification for the COVID-19 lockdown — to ever-new rationalizations for continuing the lockdown that has already killed untold numbers of small businesses and rendered millions of Americans jobless. See:

Trump says Gov. Roy Cooper is ‘playing politics’ with reopening; hopes it won’t affect RNC

Via Jessica 


President Donald Trump this week accused North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper of “playing politics” with reopening the state, and said it would be “bad for them” if the state were to delay the start of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Trump made his comments in an interview with the Washington Examiner. In a wide-ranging interview, reporter Salena Zito asked him whether Democrats’ plan to scale back their convention would affect the GOP gathering, which is scheduled to start Aug. 24.

“No, no,” Trump replied. “We’ll have a convention. I’m a traditionalist, but we’ll have to see, like everything else, but I think we’ll be in good shape by that time. We have a great state, North Carolina, that’s been very, very good.

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NC: Official from “governor’s taskforce” shuts down cafe’s attempt to reopen: Health Certificate at Risk

Via Cousin John

 On May 1, the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) sent a letter to Cooper urging him to reopen restaurants as most of them were now in trouble.

A small restaurant in Spindale, North Carolina attempted to re-open for dine-in service earlier this week while employing social distancing methods and taking safety precautions, but was stopped by law enforcement and a state official.

On May 13, the Carolina Cafe in Spindale announced on Facebook that they would open for inside dining the following day. The restaurant is a family business, owned and operated by Michael Spina and Linda Fortner.

According to Spina, just after opening the restaurant was visited by a female representative from the governor’s office, a fire marshal and a Rutherford County sheriff’s deputy. He did not name any of the officials.

Democrats Battle Plan. Ruin the US Economy.

Via The Red Pill Jew

Hyperpartisanship could destroy US democracy. - Vox

The Democrats battle plan. Ruin the American economy before the November Election.

 These next few months are going be a veritable war between the Democratic states and the Trump Administration.

 All the blue state governors have declared that they want to keep their states locked down, it’s purely political.

Their objective is to wreck the American economy and get rid of Trump.

They shut down and lock down, and they want to remain locked down until July or August or even later.

Meanwhile, the red states ate gradually opening up to a moral outcry from their Democratic opponents.

Nationwide Push to Ban ‘Ghost Guns’ Gains Steam with New Legislation

If you’ve noticed an uptick in media reports decrying the dangers of “ghost guns,” there’s a reason: gun control advocates have launched a nationwide campaign to gin up support for a new bill that would severely restrict not only unserialized firearms but also kits designed to build firearms from serialized receivers.

“We need national laws from Congress that covers a total ban on the creation or selling of these ghost gun kits,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in an episode of 60 Minutes that aired over the weekend.

Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal is happy to oblige. Politico reported today that the senator plans to reintroduce legislation that would restrict both the 80 percent lower receivers commonly used to build “ghost guns” as well as kits designed to assemble firearms from serialized receivers.

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San Diego Supervisor Says Only 6 Of 194 Coronavirus-Recorded Deaths ‘Pure’ Coronavirus Deaths

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On Tuesday, San Diego county Supervisor Jim Desmond said after digging into the data that he believes only six of the county’s 194 coronavirus-identified deaths are “pure” coronavirus deaths, meaning they died from the virus, not merely with the virus.

Desmond was seemingly ruling out deaths from individuals with preexisting conditions.