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  • The coming breakup of the United States.

    06/28/2015 8:06:37 AM PDT · by Desron13 · 63 replies
    Thomas W. Chittum ^ | Paperback – January, 1997 | Thomas W. Chittum
    I copied this check list to Free Republic five years ago. I got a rather large response. Let's just see how far along the check list we are now. Chittum's Civil War 2 Checklist "Civil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America" | 1996 | Thomas Chittum | American Eagle Publications, Inc. ISBN: 0-929408-17-9 It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump. - David Ormsby Gore Let’s summarize some of the key factors...
  • Crazed Gunman Sparks Anti-Confederate Groundswell [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    While Dylan Roof may have wanted to see his murder of nine members of a South Carolina church Bible studies session inspire a race war, the aftermath has taken a different turn. Photos of Roof holding a Confederate flag have led to calls for the removal of this “odious symbol of oppression” from American life. All over the South, Confederate flags are being taken down from state houses, public parks, and memorials. At the Gettysburg National Historic Park all Confederate symbols have been taken down. Park Director Thomas Jackson asserted that “for too long we’ve accorded the treasonous rabble that...
  • National Cathedral to remove Confederate stained glass

    06/26/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    USATODAY | June 25, 2015 | Adelle M. Banks
    Linky only.
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)

    06/26/2015 6:21:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    The Band, Youtube ^ | Robertson, Robbie.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jREUrbGGrgM&list=RDjREUrbGGrgM#t=48 Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train 'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again. In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive. By May the 10th, Richmond had fell. It's a time I remember, oh so well. The night they drove old Dixie down And all the bells were ringing, The night they drove old Dixie down And all the people were singing They went, "Na,na,na.na, Na na na na na na na na na.'' Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me,...
  • A Black Libertarian’s Thoughts on the Confederate Flag: No One "Won" the Civil War

    06/26/2015 6:14:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/26/2015 | Walter Hudson
    In the wake of nine racially motivated murders in South Carolina, attention has focused on displays of the Confederate battle flag. Many retailers have pulled Confederate flags from their inventory. A bipartisan group of politicians and public figures have called for the removal of the flag from South Carolina’s capitol grounds. To some, the flag represents a noble Southern heritage. To others, it evokes a vile history of racial violence. As a black libertarian, I see in the Confederate flag interwoven tragedies which echo through history. The first tragedy is the most obvious, the one most cited, the one fueling...
  • The True South Through My Eyes - HK Edgerton (Black Confederate Reenactor)

    06/25/2015 10:47:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-28-2011 | ProudRebel
    K Edgerton, a black Confederate advocate, tells of his fondness for the South, the Confederacy, the distinction between the original Klan and another formed forty years later for totally different purposes, and the rarely told truth about Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  • Our Civil War game has been removed from AppStore

    06/25/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg ^ | 06-25-2015 | Nick Thomadis
    As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content. We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield. We receive a lot of letters of gratitude...
  • If we are to “cleanse” America of its Confederate past let’s start with the Democrat Party

    06/25/2015 10:18:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/25/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since we are “cleansing” America of everything Confederate let’s start with the Confederacy’s successors: The Democrat Party. The Civil War was fought over slavery. Only duplicitous liberal apologists say otherwise and their presentations are not very convincing. The Civil War saw Union soldiers who were Republicans fighting and giving their lives to free the slaves held by Southern Democrats. During the War the Democrat Party in the North did everything it could to undermine the Union cause and committed countless acts of treason in order to keep Black people in chains. The Democrat mayor of New York City even tried...
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games From The App Store

    06/25/2015 9:47:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    We have been following the Confederate flag scandal with bemused detachment, painfully aware for what it is: i) a welcome distraction from the real and very profound problems this country faces and ii) the latest escalation in what has been a relentless attempt to polarize the nation over the past several years, only instead of political ideology, gender, sexual preference, ethnic background, and most certainly wealth, this time the emphasis is on geographic origin and an implied relapse to the days of latent the pre-civil war "racism."And yet while most such scandals fizzle quickly after the have heat their...
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy

    06/25/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a bold move against reason, Apple has apparently removed all civil war games from their App Store over the display of the Confederate flag within the games. This is just the latest in a series of absurd moves taken by corporations following the national debate and eventual decision by South Carolina to remove the flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Apple's Tim Cook Tweeted on Sunday of this week: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." Apparently he truly...
  • Baltimore Mayor wants park named for Robert E. Lee changed, other monuments may come down

    06/25/2015 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    First the flag, now monuments honoring the Confederacy may be coming down. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pushing for the name of a park in the city to be changed. The park is named after Robert E. Lee and it is the latest push to erase history related to the Confederacy in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week. A member of the Baltimore chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans said the hatred of the flag is an attempt to hide history. Elliot Cummings told WBAL, "We are becoming like the Taliban....
  • Yes, You're a Racist -- And a Traitor

    06/23/2015 11:56:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | John E. Price
    <p>Gone With the Wind is Birth of a Nation with less horses. The movie, and its position among the American cinematic pantheon, has done more to further the ahistoric Lost Cause bullshit than any other single production. Because that's the fundamental problem with the Lost Cause narrative: it's not true.</p>
  • A Summons to Courage and a Reminder of Victory in an Old Hymn

    06/20/2015 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 14, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Summons to Courage and a Reminder of Victory in an Old Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope • June 14, 2015 • There is a lesser known hymn, at least in Catholic circles, that is remarkably appropriate for our times. It challenges us to see the choice before us soberly, and encourages us with the fact that the victory is already ours if we choose Christ Jesus. In times like these we need courage and conviction; this hymn serves as a powerful anthem to such a call. I would like to present the verses of the hymn and supply commentary throughout....
  • Charleston suspect’s roommate: He’d been planning something like this for six months

    06/18/2015 6:25:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    ABC, WSJ copied onto Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thanks for letting us know a day after the information would have been useful, guy. Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a predominantly black Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, had been “planning something like that for six months,” according to his roommate.Dalton Tyler, who said he has known Roof for seven months to one year, said he saw the white, 21-year-old suspect just last week.“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something...
  • U.S. government still paying one Civil War pension to woman in Wilkes Co.

    06/17/2015 9:45:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    fox8 TV ^ | may 26, 2014 | staff
    WILKESBORO, N.C. — Each month, Wilkesboro’s Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a pension payment for her father’s military service — in the Civil War. Triplett, 84, is the last living person collecting a pension payment for service in the Civil War. Pvt. Mose Triplett was born in 1846 and lived to the age of 92. After his first wife’s death, he married Elida Hall, nearly 50 years his junior, in 1924. In 1930, Irene Triplett was born when her father was 84 and her mother was 34.
  • Women on 20s nominates [Republican] Harriet Tubman as Andrew Jackson’s successor on currency

    05/13/2015 7:31:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    A feminist group that wants to boot Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill has chosen a female hero to replace him — abolitionist Harriet Tubman. On Tuesday morning, Women on 20s revealed the results of a 10-week poll for a possible Jackson replacement and emailed a petition — addressed to President Barack Obama — to the White House Council on Women and Girls. By midday, the council’s chair, Valerie Jarrett, and executive director, Tina Tchen, responded, saying they “would like to continue the conversation.” “We’re waiting for some kind of meeting with the White House, and I can tell you...
  • Dear Congressman Rush What About Reparations.

    06/14/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chicago Now's B.U.G. Blog ^ | May 31, 2015 | Danielle Kizaire-Sutton
    Fight to Right the Wrong Dear Congressman Rush: I am one of your constituents of the 1st Congressional District. I was your neighbor in Bronzeville. I remember well your days with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers. You were a firebrand and I mean that in a very positive way. It is said that age mellows us. You may well be an example. You decided on politics, working within the system. Now I, and many of your constituents, am asking you to work within that system to right a terrible wrong. Historically slavery lasted from 1619 to...
  • How the Civil War Changed the Constitution

    06/04/2015 12:25:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 73 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | June 2, 2015 | Paul Finkelman
    The most obvious constitutional result of the Civil War was the adoption of three landmark constitutional amendments. The 13th ended slavery forever in the United States, while the 14th made all persons born in the United States (including the former slaves) citizens of the nation and prohibited the states from denying anyone the privileges and immunities of American citizenship, due process or law, or equal protection of the law. Finally, the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibited the states from denying the franchise to anyone based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Secession and Nullification Since the beginning...
  • Transnistria shapes up as next Ukraine-Russia flashpoint

    06/03/2015 6:12:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 6-3-2015 | Neil Buckley
    Keep an eye on Transnistria, the pro-Russian breakaway state in Moldova. On Monday, Dmitri Trenin, one of Russia’s best-known foreign policy analysts and a man with good Kremlin antennae, tweeted: “Growing concern in Moscow that Ukraine and Moldova will seek to squeeze Transnistria hard, provoking conflict with Russia.” On Tuesday, a columnist in the pro-Kremlin Izvestia newspaper warned that Russia “seriously faces the prospect of a repeat of the [2008] situation” – when it went to war with Georgia – “this time around Transnistria”. What sparked the tensions was a May 21 vote in Ukraine’s parliament to suspend military co-operation...
  • Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master

    06/02/2015 8:43:48 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-1-2015 | Durden
    Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine. In 3 stunning documents, allegedly hacked from email correspondence between the hedge fund manager and Ukraine President Poroshenko, Soros lays out "A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine," expresses his confidence that the US should provide Ukraine with lethal military assistance, “with same level of sophistication in defense weapons to match the level of opposing force,"...
  • Georgia Expresses Sympathy to Ukrainian People Over Saakashvili Appointment

    05/30/2015 11:13:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5-30-2015 | Sputnik
    Davit Saganelidze, the leader of the parliamentary majority the Georgia's parliament, has expressed his sympathy to the people of Ukraine over Mikhail Saakashvili's appointment as governor of Odessa, calling the appointment a "serious mistake" by Ukrainian authorities. Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Saganelidze noted that "this is a very serious mistake on the part of Ukrainian authorities." "I sympathize with the Ukrainian people, who are very near and dear to my heart, and especially to the people of Odessa," Saganelidze added, commenting on Saturday's announcement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he had appointed Saakashvili governor of the southern region....
  • Why Memorial Day Has Special Significance for African Americans

    05/25/2015 5:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Root ^ | May 25 2015 | THEODORE R. JOHNSON III
    They have long been overrepresented in the military, serving and dying for a country that has not always celebrated their freedom or rewarded their sacrifice.Memorial Day is a sacred occasion when we pay tribute to all the military men and women who have died in service to the United States. It is also an observance that owes its creation to blacks. This tradition began when newly freed slaves decorated the grave sites of Civil War soldiers as a way to honor those who had fought for their freedom. But blacks were not just passive bystanders. Many of volunteered to...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • ISIS seizes large weapons arsenal abandoned by Iraqi Army in Ramadi says US Department of Defense

    05/20/2015 1:28:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    IraqiNews ^ | 5-20-2015 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    The US Department of Defense “Pentagon” accused the Iraqi army of leaving behind large quantities of weapons and ammunition when it pulled out of the city of Ramadi on Sunday. The weapons, which have been seized by ISIS, include tanks, armored vehicles and heavy guns. After the fall of the city of Mosul at the hands of ISIS last June, the latter have seized massive amounts of American weapons and sophisticated gear left by the Iraqi army. After this date ISIS became stronger; it doubled its strength and its fighters became roaming by “Humvee” vehicles and American tanks and they...
  • Breaking: Historic Palmyra, Syria FALLS to ISIS

    05/20/2015 12:03:49 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 121 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-20-2015 | Jim Hoft
    The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria fell to ISIS late Wednesday. Syrian television is airing nationalist songs over nature scenes.
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • What Happened After Appomattox

    05/16/2015 5:12:04 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 160 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 16 2015 | MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS
    The North rejoiced: The rebellion had been put down and the Union saved. But Northerners also breathed a sigh of relief. Many had feared that the Confederacy would not accept defeat, but instead would continue the struggle by means of guerrilla warfare. Indeed, Lee’s chief of artillery, E. Porter Alexander, had suggested this option before Lee’s surrender. The Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, also wished to continue the war in this manner. But Lee rejected the guerrilla option in favor of unifying the country. And General Joseph Johnston defied Davis’s orders to continue hostilities, instead surrendering his force to William Tecumseh...
  • North Carolina Students Accused of Racism While Learning History from Yankees

    05/15/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    “So, you're a jew-hating b***. You even have that b***'s eyes and nose!”It was a harsh comment, but at least it was anticipated. I asked for it because I took a picture of some unnamed cousins in SS uniforms to school for history class. While I never did find out their names, they still remain in my family tree somewhere, along with other relatives that fought against and were held prisoner by the Nazis. It would have been easier to take in the pictures of the GI's that were closer relations, but their history wasn't in danger of being lost,...
  • Civil War Historical Marker Ceremony To Be Held In June In Cleveland

    05/14/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 5 replies
    TheChattanoogan ^ | May 14,2015 | Staff
    The latest Civil War-related historical roadside marker will be dedicated during a special ceremony next month in Cleveland. The marker commemorates the difficult time during the Civil War when much of Bradley County lay between Union and Confederate lines. During this period, homes and businesses were vandalized and robbed by both pro-Union and pro-Confederate forces who took advantage of the prevailing lawlessness. This marker also commemorates the courageous actions of War of 1812 veteran Joseph Lusk II, who at 73, defended his home with determination against a group of outlaws attempting to steal his mules. He shot and killed one...
  • There was heroism and cruelty on both sides, the truth behind one of Ukraine's deadliest days

    05/02/2015 11:58:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 30 April 2015 | Howard Amos
    The emergency calls became increasingly desperate. “When are you coming? It’s already burning and there are people inside,” a woman told the fire brigade dispatcher. Minutes later, callers started describing how people were jumping from the upper floors. “Have you lost your minds?” one man asked, his voice breaking. “There are women and children in the building!” another man yelled. In one of the most deadly episodes in Ukraine’s turbulent 2014 power transition, 48 people were killed and hundreds injured on 2 May last year in the Black Sea port of Odessa. Street battles culminated in a fatal fire at...
  • Meet Brazil's 'Confederados': South American Descendants Of Rebels Who Fled US After Civil War

    04/27/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 17:02 EST, 27 April 2015 | By Associated Press
    It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps. But Sunday's party marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War took about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) south of the South, in a rural Brazilian town colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction. Thousands turn out every year, including many who trace their ancestry back to the dozens of families who, enticed by...
  • 'Radical' Republican president righted wrongs

    04/27/2015 1:01:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper
    wnd.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Born April 27, 1822, into a Methodist family in Ohio, he was nominated at age 17 for a position at West Point by Congressman Thomas Hamer, who mistakenly added the middle initial “S” to his name.
  • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Ulysses S. Grant

    04/26/2015 7:36:09 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 35 replies
    Civil War Trust ^ | 1 year ago | Curt Fields
    Living historian Curt Fields describes the life and accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics. The Civil War in Four Minutes: Ulysses S. Grant
  • The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

    04/20/2015 5:10:42 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 65 replies
    SPIEGEL ON LINE ^ | 18 Apr 15 | Christoph Reuter
    Aloof. Polite. Cajoling. Extremely attentive. Restrained. Dishonest. Inscrutable. Malicious. The rebels from northern Syria, remembering encounters with him months later, recall completely different facets of the man. But they agree on one thing: "We never knew exactly who we were sitting across from." In fact, not even those who shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of Tal Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State" (IS). The...
  • Grierson's Grand Raid

    04/17/2015 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    After conferring with General William Sooy Smith, commanding at La Grange, Grierson issued orders for "light rations" to his brigade, which now consisted of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois, and the second Iowa. On the beautiful spring morning of April 17, Grierson led the long column of seventeen hundred officers and men out of La Grange and headed south. Grierson himself, carried a small-scale map of plantations and Confederate storehouses, and a jew's harp in his blouse. The command met no opposition on the first day, traveling an easy thirty miles to halt just short of Ripley, Mississippi at the...
  • Ted Cruz’s frightening gun fanaticism: When a presidential contender encourages armed insurrection

    04/17/2015 11:48:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Salon ^ | April 17, 2015 | Simon Maloy
    Ted Cruz thinks Americans should arm themselves against "tyranny," and Lindsey Graham thinks that's crazy. As incredible as it sounds, there’s an argument going on right now between two Republican senators (and, potentially, two Republican candidates for the presidency) over whether the American citizenry should be ready to fight a war against the federal government. The two senators in question are Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham, and they can’t seem to agree whether the Second Amendment serves as bulwark against government “tyranny.” It all started with a fundraising email Cruz sent making the case that “The 2nd Amendment to the...
  • Lincoln assassinated

    04/14/2015 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Paisan · 333 replies
    On this date in 1865, Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The 16th president died the next morning.
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • Federal complaint details Acampo man’s arrest on terrorism charge

    03/18/2014 1:36:59 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 17, 2014 11:18pm updated 12:14am | Denny Walsh and Sam Stanton
    The FBI secretly kept tabs on Nicholas Michael Teausant for six months, having a confidential informant meet with him repeatedly in Stockton at breakfast joints, a park and a flea market as the 20-year-old student allegedly spun his vision of jihad against the United States. Federal court papers say Teausant talked for months of his desire to train fighters in Syria, to bomb the Los Angeles subway system over the New Year’s Day holiday and to spark a civil war that would topple the U.S. government. :snip: In Internet postings quoted in the complaint, as well as conversations Teausant had...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • Washington Post columnist claims opposition to Obama is 'insurrection'

    04/04/2015 9:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 4, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Colbert King published an odd piece in the Washington Post on Friday that was equal parts hysteria, constitutional ignorance, and alternate history. He suggests that resistance to some of President Barack Obama’s executive orders amounts to nothing more than “insurrection.” Indeed, he compares this resistance to the actions of white southerners to President Abraham Lincoln. The assessment is bone chilling since the proper response to insurrection is to send in troops and start shooting people, just as Lincoln did when the Southern states tried to secede and form their own country. King focuses on legislation being passed by the Arizona...
  • Armed With US Weapons, Yemen Rebels Advance On President As Saudi Arabia Prepares For War

    03/25/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3-25-2015 | Durden
    UPDATE: PRESIDENT OF YEMEN SAID TO HAVE LEFT THE COUNTRY ON BOAT FROM ADEN, AP SAYS Previously we reported that in the latest "coup" for US foreign policy, the US had "lost" over $500 million in weapons in Yemen, until recently an Obama administration foreign policy "success story", following the abrupt evacuation of the US embassy there, all of which ended up in local rebel and al-Qaeda hands. It didn't take long for the local Houthi rebels to put all these weapons to good use. Houthi forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized a key air base on...
  • Ukraine conflict flares as government fights 'Oligarch' Crisis

    03/23/2015 1:46:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 3-23-2015 | Aliaksandr Kudrytski and Volodymyr Verbyany
    Clashes between government troops and rebels intensified in southeast Ukraine, undermining a cease-fire as the country's government vowed to prevent an "oligarch- supported political crisis." Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his government would crack down on "total corruption and smuggling," and the Cabinet gave private security services 24 hours to disarm after a group of men seized state-controlled oil company Ukrnafta. SNIP---- Ukraine's government also vowed to tackle domestic dissent. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced tighter gun-control measures and referred specifically to Dnipropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoisky, who has served as a board member at Ukrnafta, Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov,...
  • Could the South Have Won the War?

    03/17/2015 8:14:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 313 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry L. Jones
    By March 1865, it was obvious to all but the most die-hard Confederates that the South was going to lose the war. Whether that loss was inevitable is an unanswerable question, but considering various “what if” scenarios has long been a popular exercise among historians, novelists and Civil War buffs... Perhaps the most common scenario centers on the actions of Gen. Robert E. Lee... What many fail to recognize is that Northerners were just as committed to winning as the Southerners. Some saw it as a war to free the slaves, while others fought to ensure that their republican form...
  • Putin's recent public reappearance is a sham — he's been out of sight for 8 days now

    03/13/2015 8:44:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/13/2015 | Amanda Macias
    The Kremlin's attempt to dispel rumors that Russian President Vladimir Putin's health had deteriorated just backfired again.On Friday, Russian state television released footage of the "perfectly healthy" 62-year-old leader meeting with Supreme Court chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev to discuss judicial reform systems — except, the world has already seen this video, in October.The video appears in a news report last year: 1TV.RU Kremlin's statement with the same video today: Kremlin/Amanda Macias/Business Insider Putin's rare absence is tallying in at eight days.
  • Putin's mysterious absence has Moscow a-buzz with rumors

    03/12/2015 8:44:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 12, 2015 | by Geoffrey Smith
    Chechen leader’s brazen support for murder raises fears of a bitter power struggle close to the heart of the Russian state. Is he ill? Is he too busy trying to contain a power struggle at the top of the Russian state? Is he really going to fire Igor Sechin, his strong right arm? Moscow is awash with rumors about President Vladimir Putin, who hasn’t been seen in public in nearly a week. He’s also postponed a trip to meet with the presidents of Kazakhstan and Belarus, two important neighbors, and–even more intriguingly–skipped one of his favorite diary items, an annual...
  • Ukraine crisis: Inside the Mariupol base of the controversial Azov battalion

    03/12/2015 2:27:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 3-12-2015 | Nicholas Lazaredes
    The first thing you notice as you walk through the corridors of the Azov battalion's base in Mariupol are the swastikas. There are many — painted on doors, adorning the walls and chalked onto the blackboards of this former school, now temporary headquarters for the Azov troops. It is a confronting sight and when I query the young soldier assigned to show me around he is quick to correct me, pointing out that the symbol is in fact a "modified swastika" — more like the letter N crossed with a straight line. When I point to another symbol of the...
  • Moscow Wants to Try US General Who Rallied to ‘Kill More Russians’

    03/12/2015 9:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 3-12-2015 | Sputnik
    Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against Robert Scales, a retired US major general and a Fox News military analyst, who said in a live broadcast that the only way for the US to turn the tide in Ukraine is to start killing Russians. The criminal case is launched under an article on “Public calls for unleashing an aggressive war through the mass media”, according to a statement on the official website of the committee. The investigators believe that such statements “break not only the norms of the Russian legislation but Article 20 of the International Covenant on...
  • Blast occurs near Odessa office of Ukraine’s Samopomoshch party

    03/11/2015 9:46:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    TASS ^ | 3-12-2015 | TASS
    An explosion has occurred in Odessa near a business centre where an office of the parliamentary party Samopomoshch (Self-assistance) is located, a spokesman for the Odessa region department of the Ukrainian interior ministry said on Thursday. "The explosion occurred on the ground floor near the entrance to the building. Bomb specialists are working at the site," the spokesman said, adding that the blast had been classified as a terrorist act. The blast at the Admiralteisky business centre was reported at 0:30 a.m. local time /1:30 a.m. Moscow time/. No one was hurt.
  • Nathan B Forrest's Address to the Pole Bearers

    03/07/2015 11:30:33 AM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 117 replies
    Civil War Talk ^ | 2007 | Sears
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the Southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. (Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate...