Monday, August 17, 2020

All of America's Problems

Via Jimi

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“False Story” Historiography

“Madam, don’t bring your sons up to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities and make your sons Americans.”
-Lee writing to a Southern mother, with a heart wrenching of hatred towards the North. Source: Proceedings & Debates, 2nd Session of the Seventy-First Congress, United States of America, Vol. LXXII-Part 8, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1930, 8492. 
Since approximately 2013, a new historiography of the American Civil War/War Between the States, the False Story, has emerged and called into serious consideration the previously-widely ascribed ​’Lost Cause’.[1] This challenge to the Lost Cause thesis might be said to have helped urge the production of many high-quality works, ​such as Black American history.[2] It may further be held that all historiographies possess some form of limit to their accurate scope of reference, and ​that historical study is a constantly-shifting landscape viewed from the unique scope of each successive generation. Yet, the nascent school ​has itself already revealed a number of questionable methodological practices, such as in the works of Adam Serwer and Eric Foner.

NYC Is Dead Forever. Here’s Why

  The Schulman Theater on Broadway on a Friday evening.

A detailed, in depth analysis of why New York City will not be able to 'rebound' from the lockdown and the economic consequences, written by a native who loves NYC.

I love NYC. When I first moved to NYC it was a dream come true. Every corner was like a theater production happening right in front of me. So much personality, so many stories.

Every subculture I loved was in NYC. I could play chess all day and night. I could go to comedy clubs. I could start any type of business. I could meet people. I had family, friends, opportunities. No matter what happened to me, NYC was a net I could fall back on and bounce back up. Now it's completely dead. "But NYC always always bounces back." No. Not this time. "But NYC is the center of the financial universe. Opportunities will flourish here again." Not this time.

"NYC has experienced worse". No it hasn't. 


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Ammunition Shortage: Dutch Army Forces Soldiers to Shout ”Bang-Bang” & a Request for the upcoming PATCON.

Via Harry "So, what you need is a raffle off of more ammunition and I might just offer to bring some of a desired caliber or gauge to stir the pot….can you find others to bring ammo that folks would want to bid on and you could advertise about?"

No, it isn’t the first of April in the middle of August. This is the story about the current situation in the Dutch Army (Royal Netherlands Army), an army that employs just short of 23,000 people in a country populated by 17.4 million people. In 2019 the Dutch Army’s expenditure was €10.860 billion ($12.419 billion), but it’s apparent that the money isn’t enough even for basic training.

Amish for Trump

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Hollywood's Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals

 Makeshift tents line the popular tourist destination of Venice Beach. 'For Sale' signs are seemingly dotted on every suburban street as the middle classes, particularly those with families, flee for the safer suburbs, with many choosing to leave LA altogether

Gold's Gym has become synonymous with the Hollywood Dream. 

Set just a few hundred yards from the ocean in sun-kissed Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Gold's was the backdrop for Pumping Iron, the 1977 documentary which followed a young, unknown Austrian bodybuilder called Arnold Schwarzenegger as he prepared for the Mr Universe contest.

The film turned him into an overnight sensation. He would go on to become a global superstar, marry a member of the Kennedy clan, and become Governor of California.

More @ Daily Mail

Chicago Police Union Wants Feds To Charge Looters Who Trashed City’s ‘Magnificent Mile’

 CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 23: Cook County State's attorney Kim Foxx arrives to speak with reporters and details the charges against R. Kelly's first court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on February 23, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
 “Our members were subject to threats both verbally and physically, were battered with all types of bricks and rocks, and stood the line to help protect the citizens and their property,” he wrote. “Our offices did this with the understanding that the looters and criminals would be prosecuted and held to account for their actions. It appears that this is not going to happen.”
Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to the United States Attorney’s office late last week asking the federal government to consider charging dozens of looters and rioters who caused an estimated $60 million in damages to the city’s “Magnificent Mile” shopping district, amid concerns that the Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, will not follow through on threats to prosecute.

Chicago’s CBS affiliate reports that Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara sent a personal request to U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., asking Lausch to consider levying federal charges against those who participated in the unrest.

SHADOW GATE : "This video production got her arrested on trumped up charges to paint her as a criminal, take her children, and bankrupt her if they pull it off.....

Via Gentry71

....Telling the truth today is a revolutionary act, and very dangerous.  We are literally surrounded by fools who have drank the kool-aid, and would stab any one of us in the back the first chance they get.  Have observed it all too often, not just in Central Texas, but in most areas of this country.  No street is devoid of these cretins, some individuals just hide it better than others."


Shadow Gate Filmmaker Millie Weaver Arrested While Trying To Release Her Documentary

Millie Weaver, boyfriend arrested on felony domestic violence, robbery charges: #ShadowGate YouTube

Don Williams made marital fidelity sexy: Dated

 Singer Don Williams died last Friday (Sept 8) in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 78.

Don Williams, a singer of heartfelt country ballads who emerged as one of the biggest stars in country music during the late 1970s, died last Friday in Mobile, Alabama. He was 78.

His publicist said the cause was emphysema, a lung condition.

Never entirely comfortable in the limelight, Williams nonetheless found himself in it: Seventeen of his singles, including earnest declarations such as You’re My Best Friend and Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, reached the top of the Billboard country chart from 1974 to 1984.

More @ Strait Times