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  • 1902: Privates Edmond Dubose and Lewis Russell, deserters to the Philippine Resistance

    02/07/2023 8:29:17 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies ^ | February 7, 2013 | Headsman
    On this date in 1902, two African-American U.S. Army privates were hanged before a crowd of 3,000 at Guinobatan, Philippines for deserting to the anti-occupation insurgency. The 7,000 black soldiers deployed to put down Philippine national resistance against the American occupation faced an obvious conundrum: they were second-class citizens back home, fighting a savage war to keep Filipinos second-class citizens abroad. Men in such situations have been known to square that circle by going over to join their fellow downtrodden. In the Philippines, Each black soldier resolved for himself the quandary caused by service against the insurrectos. Some, like Lieutenant...
  • Living In THE WORD Means Communicating - That Is What Jesus Did Very Very Well

    02/06/2023 9:22:12 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies ^ | 7th February, 2023, | Ozguy1945
    Only God is omniscient. We do the best we can to get things right. Many of us reach different conclusions. So we all need strong free speech. Praise The Lord. God Bless America.
  • GOP Against Socialism, Dems Split [semi-satire]

    02/06/2023 10:22:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2023 | John Semmens
    A House Resolution condemning socialism that was introduced by Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla) passed with unanimous GOP support. Democrats, though were split on the issue with about half voting for it and half not. Salazar argued that the resolution was "intended as a message to our youth. Right now 40% of generation z and millennials see Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto as a better guide for government than the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness cited in our Declaration of Independence." "As history has shown, Marx's ideas have led to tyranny and murder carried out by communist regimes," Salazar pointed out....
  • Biden admin offers to brief Trump officials on past Chinese spy balloon incursions

    02/06/2023 6:31:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | By ALEXANDER WARD and LARA SELIGMAN 02/05/2023 05:35 PM EST Updated: 02/05/2023 09:28 PM EST
    Officials in the last administration denied that the airships had flown over the U.S. on their watch. The Biden administration is willing to brief former Trump officials on newly discovered intelligence that China sent spy balloons into U.S. airspace during their time in charge. The offer, described by senior Biden administration officials on Sunday night, comes as former President Donald Trump and senior members of his national security team say they were never briefed on such an incursion by a Beijing-sent aircraft. “This information was discovered after the prior administration left. The intelligence community is prepared to offer key officials...
  • 1821: Owen Coffin, main course

    02/06/2023 6:18:21 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies ^ | February 6, 2011 | Dogboy
    On this date in 1821, a first-time whaleship crewman named Owen Coffin was executed by a comrade to feed three starving mates. Coffin was the second-to-last victim of an event which shocked the whaling community and inspired the novel Moby Dick. Owen Coffin was a 17-year-old aboard a doomed whaling vessel called the Essex. He was cousin to George Pollard, Jr., who was making his first trek to the Pacific whaling grounds as a ship’s captain. The Essex sailed from Nantucket Island in 1819, one of dozens of ships to leave port in search of whales and, ultimately, whale oil....
  • US Presidential Dogs: 10 Dogs Who Lived In The White House

    02/06/2023 2:11:52 AM PST · by allen592 · 19 replies
    The Pet Zealot ^ | December 07, 2022 | James Alain L.
    Most presidents of the United States, while in office, have kept pets including dogs. From John Adams's Juno, Mark, and Satan to Joe Biden's Commander, dogs have long kept US Presidents company. Out of the 46 presidents who lived in the White House since John Adams moved in in 1800, only three did not have any presidential pets while in office: James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and Donald Trump.
  • The Pegasus Affair: This is how the right-wing government was overthrown

    02/05/2023 8:05:43 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 17 replies
    Srugim ^ | 10.02.22 | Yehuda Vald
    The Pegasus Affair: This is how the right-wing government was overthrown They had a problem. The majority of the people in Israel vote right. The national camp has been in power for too long and they had no democratic way to replace it, so they found a solution Yehuda Vald, 10.02.22 The revelation this week [] in the Calcalist newspaper about the activation of spy software against senior officials in the economy, including those close to Prime Minister Netanyahu, is the tip of the iceberg that has been revealed about the anti-democratic revolution led by influential people in the police...
  • John Locke on Trust and Government (2018)

    02/05/2023 3:12:08 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 27th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Not only did Locke’s philosophy call for our 1776 revolution, it reaches out to us today . . . but with a twist. Where Locke gave little attention to the nuts and bolts of how a community goes about restoring free government after its dissolution, our Framers provided the solution in Article V of their Constitution.1Locke didn’t conceptualize free government as either a contract or compact. If governed and governors are equal and interchangeable, as they must be in a republic, trust in one another is essential. He reasoned that “trust” was the best term to describe the relationship between...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: "It Is Balloon" It Is Shot Down, Will Your Local Walmart Close Because Of Shoplifting?, F. Woodrow Wilson, Closer To G-d The Music Of Tom Jones

    02/05/2023 12:28:18 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/4/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome To Your Weekend... Was Kamala Harris a "Martin Luther King" speaking at that sacred spot in Memphis... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted peace in Vietnam while Harris and Biden pursue war in Ukraine... Dr. King was speaking about the United States resembling China or Russia when he made that famous speech... The government and the media in this country have censored the last two election cycles in this country (2020 and 2022). How do you censor the next election in 2024? Do you get into a war with China and or Russia to justify messing with the internet...
  • Beautiful Paulette Goddard, Thoughts From Two Melbourne Priests Today And Chaplin's "Modern Times"

    02/04/2023 10:47:06 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies ^ | 5th February, 2023 | Ozguy1945
    As I write this, it is late afternoon in Australia and after midnight on the American East Coast. I have put together some thoughts from two Anglican priest's homilies in the morning here, with ideas of my own and with images from the 1930's. Father Grant Edgecumbe this morning added the ideas: “Be Salt. Be light. Share a joke.” to tell his congregation of some ways to live out the reputed Assisi maxim: “Preach the Gospel ……… Use words if necessary." “Faith is relational.” said Father Michael Bowie in his homily in his national heritage church across a large city...
  • 2015: Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziyad Karboli, Jordan’s revenge on ISIS

    02/04/2023 9:19:44 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat ^ | February 4, 2015 | Headsman
    This morning at Swaqa prison south of Amman, Jordan executed two operatives of al-Qaida in Iraq in retaliation against ISIS for the murder of a captured Jordanian pilot. ISIS yesterday posted a video showing a caged and gasoline-drenched Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh shrieking as flames devour him. The slickly produced 22-minute piece with the stomach-turning climax can be found online here, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. It’s nightmarish. The unfortunate pilot had been used as a prop in ISIS’s provocative hostage diplomacy along with the Japanese captive Kenji Goto, who were both offered in exchange for Sajida al-Rishawi, a...
  • Hunter Biden Demands Justice [semi-satire]

    02/03/2023 11:11:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2023 | John Semmens
    This week Hunter Biden broke from the Democrat Party line asserting that his laptop was Russian disinformation and acknowledged that the infamous computer device was, indeed, his. Now he wants justice for "the invasion of my privacy leading to my involuntary disclosure of incriminating evidence against myself. This violates my Fifth Amendment rights." Biden's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, demanded that "computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac must be prosecuted and the evidence of our client's criminal activities be thrown out under the 'fruit of the poisonous tree' doctrine. Hunter Biden never gave consent to the examination of his laptop....
  • A Beautiful Mauritian Woman And The Liberating Thoughts Of Rosa Parks

    02/03/2023 10:37:10 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 36 replies
    Rosa Parks is one of the very many human proofs of the greatness of America and American freedom. Using her freedom, she helped correct problems where freedom wasn't fully allowed to herself and far too many of her people. She used freedom of speech. She stated her beliefs clearly and powerfully to make freedom better. That is beautiful. So, on Rosa's 11oth birthday, I have combined her thoughts with images of beautiful actress Deeanna of Melbourne. God Bless Freedom. (click the red link under the title to see the visuals)
  • A List of the Communist Goals 60 Years Later

    02/03/2023 9:52:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | By Mark Schwendau -February 3, 20238
    A List of the Communist Goals 60 Years Later By Mark Schwendau The most remarkable thing is happening on the Internet these days. Some 60 years after reading into the Congressional RECORD by Florida House Rep. Albert Sydney Herlong Jr., a Democrat, people are revisiting the words of his reading with fervor and drawing comparisons between then and now. Herlong was an attorney who served ten terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969. On January 10, 1963, at the request of one of his constituents, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Florida, he read a...
  • 1967: Ronald Ryan, the last hanged in Australia

    02/03/2023 8:16:41 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies ^ | February 3, 2010 | Headsman
    At 8 a.m. in Melbourne this date in 1967, as a moment of silence was observed across Australia, Ronald Ryan was hanged in Pentridge Prison for killing a guard during a prison break. He would be the last man put to death Down Under. Ryan, a small-time thief, broke out of that selfsame Pentridge Prison’s lower-security districts with fellow-prisoner Peter John Walker late in 1965, prompting a high-profile holiday season manhunt. Still, with capital punishment fading in Australia — and especially in Victoria, where nobody had hanged since 1951 — even the jury that doomed Ryan thought its sentence was...
  • Celebrating The Beauty Of Anita Ekberg Through The Mystical Philosophy Of Simone Weil Against Police State Crap

    02/02/2023 10:37:10 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 15 replies
    The obscenities of the modern left's police state stupidities totally disgust me. But going to churches and learning there and thinking with Simone Weil and looking at Anita Ekberg .......... Life can still be good.
  • Could Boris Johnson run for president? ‘I don’t rule it out’

    02/02/2023 5:23:19 PM PST · by rxsid · 36 replies ^ | 02.01.2023 | Steerpike
    Could Boris Johnson run for president? ‘I don’t rule it out’The 2024 race for the White House is on. Donald Trump is in, Nikki Haley is getting ready, Joe Biden is preparing to fend off intra-party foes – and now, Steerpike has learned of another possible entrant: former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. One of Steerpike’s Spectator colleagues in America caught up with the ex-PM at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC. When asked if he wanted to move from 10 Downing Street to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Johnson told the Cockburn gossip column: ‘I don’t rule it out.’ Johnson,...
  • 1461: Owen Tudor, sire of sires

    02/02/2023 7:24:41 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | February 2, 2010 | Headsman
    A Welsh courtier with the boldness to bed the queen lost his head this date in 1461 … but his career in usurpation was just getting started. The House of Tudor that would come to rule England counted Owen its sire; the four-year-old grandson he left at his death grew up to become the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. Owen produced the root of this august line with Dowager Queen Catherine of Valois, the French princess Henry V had extracted as part of the price of peace after Agincourt. That union was supposed to join the two great realms, but...
  • Farrah Fawcett - Innovative, Explicit And Wholesome - Sexual Liberation Endorsed By James Joyce

    02/01/2023 10:41:30 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 28 replies
    Farrah Fawcett's glorious female beauty remains an absolute delight, but her relative restraint in how strong she comes on is a refreshing development after the truly fatal power of Marilyn Monroe's charms. But that sexual liberation of the fifties, sixties and following decades has now produced the evil third wave feminist reaction of attacking normal men for their heterosexuality. I do not in any way condone crimes like rape and pedophilia or serial manipulation of women by men with huge economic power. But I believe in freedom. It works. Repression of who and what we are is disastrous. Most adult...
  • One Pulitzer Prize Later, Media Still Unwilling To Admit Russia-Gate Failure

    02/01/2023 11:16:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | on January 31, 2023 | Kate Anderson
    Media outlets are reluctant to admit any wrongdoing in their coverage regarding the narrative of collusion between former President Donald Trump and Russia in the 2016 election, according to a report by the Columbia Journalism Review. The New York Times and the Washington Post were both awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on Russian interference in the election, despite questions surrounding the legitimacy of some of the claims made. “On the few occasions in which new information emerged that caused us to reexamine past reporting, we did so forthrightly,” the Post told CJR. Major media outlets that played a...