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  • Remarks by the President at Independence Day Celebration (Obama not woke enough)

    07/03/2020 8:04:43 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 8 replies
    White House Archives ^ | July 4, 2010 | President Obama
    This is the day when we celebrate the very essence of America and the spirit that has defined us as a people and as a nation for more than two centuries. Even now, all these years later, we still look in awe at the small band of patriots who stood up and risked everything, and defied an empire to declare “that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states.” We're amazed at the debt to a founding generation that gave their blood to give meaning to those words, pledging to each other their lives,...
  • Woman claims Ghislaine Maxwell raped her '20-30 times'; willing to testify: 'She is just as evil as Jeffrey Epstein'

    07/03/2020 7:09:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/03/20 | Bryan Llenas
    EXCLUSIVE - A woman who claims Ghislaine Maxwell raped her dozens of times - beginning when she was just 14 years old - says she is willing to take the stand and testify against Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend. In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Jane Doe, who wishes to protect her identity, said Maxwell sexually abused her beginning in 1991 in Florida. She said the abuse continued until she was 16. Maxwell was arrested Thursday on federal charges for facilitating and participating in sexual abuse acts with minors, “She did rape me. I would say it’s more than 20 or...
  • All We Have Is Putin’: Russians Vote to Grant President Ability to Extend Rule Until 2036

    07/03/2020 5:18:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | July 1, 2020 | Evan Gershkovich
    The final day of Russia’s week-long vote on overhauling its Constitution is ending with no surprises. Vladimir Putin, who was first elected president in 2000, has been all but handed the opportunity to remain in office until 2036. If that happens, the former KGB officer will overtake Josef Stalin as the country’s longest-serving leader. “All we have is Putin,” said Galina Morozova, 81, outside a polling station in central Moscow Wednesday afternoon after voting yes to the changes. “We have to make sure he stays in power.”
  • Lyrics to the "Black National Anthem"

    07/03/2020 4:59:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
    PBS ^ | James Weldon Johnson
    Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us, Facing the rising sun of our new day begun Let us march on till victory is won. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat,...
  • In 2016, Bernie Sanders said of Mt Rushmore "this is our country at its very best," called it an "incredible achievement," and said it "really does make one very proud to be an American."

    07/03/2020 4:46:58 PM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2016
    Cancel Bernie
  • Gettysburg: Profiles in Courage

    07/03/2020 11:59:42 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 1, 2020 | Michael G Klingenberg
    This week marks the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. As it happened, Union victory in Pennsylvania on July 3, and the surrender of Confederate forces at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, portended a gradual death for the Southern rebellion. When the Confederacy collapsed in 1865, so, too, did the foundation of its apartheid society: institutionalized racial slavery. Yet the ultimate success of Union arms was hardly a foregone conclusion in 1863. Emboldened by its victory at Chancellorsville, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River, passed through Maryland, and raided south-central Pennsylvania. It plundered farms,...
  • When Victimhood Leads to Genocide

    07/03/2020 11:43:21 AM PDT · by ModernPatriot · 12 replies
    (Auto Generated Transcript) one of the things that Maya and I found when we were writing this paper we were looking at the discourse that precedes genocide in genocide all states and the enhancement of a sense of victimization on the part of one of the groups usually the group that's going to commit the genocide first of all their sense as their sense of being victims is much heightened by the demagogues who are trying to stir up this sort of hatred so they basically say look you've been oppressed in a variety of ways and these are the...
  • Will Mount Rushmore/Trump fireworks tonight be televised/live-streamed? (Sorry for the vanity, but we need to watch)

    07/03/2020 9:13:24 AM PDT · by rintintin · 35 replies
    rintintin
    This celebration should be inspiring. Will it be broadcast?
  • Epstein investigators 'want to talk to' Guinness family aristocrat (Clare Hazell) who flew on infamous Lolita Express 32 times - following arrest of pedophile's 'pimp' Ghislane Maxwell

    07/03/2020 9:09:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/03/20 | Tim Stickings
    Jeffrey Epstein investigators want to speak to a British aristocrat who made 32 flights on the pedophile's 'Lolita Express' plane as the inquiry continues after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, it has been claimed. Sources told the Daily Beast that investigators want to contact former Epstein associate Clare Hazell, who became the Countess of Iveagh when she married into the Guinness brewing family in 2001. Flight logs show her making 32 trips on Epstein's Boeing 727 between 1998 and 2000, including trips to his luxury homes in New York, Florida and the Caribbean. It is not suggested that the Countess...
  • IMPORTANT FROM UTAH: The Indian Troubles at the West (7/3/1860)

    07/03/2020 6:47:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    The Indian troubles have occurred six hundred miles west of Camp Floyd. One or two stations have been threatened between here and Ruby Val- ley, (300 miles west;) but between Ruby Valley and Carson City the Mail and Express route has been almost abandoned. Immediately after the intelligence of the murder of the Express riders, Light Company "B," Fourth Artillery, was converted into an impromptu Dragoon Company, and Lieut. WEED sent out with, a detachment of twenty men with orders to proceed as far as Ruby Valley, there to establish a depot and wait the arrival of Lieut. PERKINS, who...
  • On this date in 1863

    07/03/2020 5:16:24 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 26 replies
    "It is my opinion that no fifteen thousand men ever arranged for battle can take that position." Lt. General James L. Longstreet, CSA
  • The world's largest Confederate Monument faces renewed calls for removal

    07/03/2020 5:04:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 3, 2020 | Rich McKay
    Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South's most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact. Despite long-standing demands for the removal of what many consider a shrine to racism, the giant depiction of three Confederate heroes on horseback still towers ominously over the Georgia countryside, protected by state law. The monument - which reopens on Independence Day weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close for weeks - has faced renewed calls for removal since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black...
  • Rename Princeton now

    07/03/2020 4:49:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    PowerLine ^ | July 2, 2020 | Paul Mirengoff
    Princeton has dropped Woodrow Wilson’s name from its school of public policy due to the racism of the 28th U.S. president. However, Princeton hasn’t come to grips with a more fundamental problem — the name of the college itself. A woke graduate informs us that Princeton, both the town and the school, takes its name from King William III, the Prince of Orange. The famous Nassau Hall, which is still in use, also honors the Prince of Orange, a descendant of the house of Nassau. So does “Old Nassau,” the school’s theme song. In addition, orange and black, the colors...
  • ‘WHY WOULD SHE STAY? Ghislaine Maxwell will be denied bail as she’s ‘extreme flight risk’, with means money and connections to flee America

    07/03/2020 4:30:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/03/20 | Jon Lockett
    GHISLAINE Maxwell will be kept behind bars as she is seen as an "extreme flight risk" with millions in the bank and international connections to flee America. The Brit socialite appeared briefly by video from jail at a hearing in a New Hampshire court last night following her FBI arrest on multiple child sex abuse charges. However, prosecutors filed legal papers ahead of the hearing which described her as an “extreme” flight risk as she has three passports and more than $20 million in various bank accounts. Maxwell has extensive international connections and has made 15 overseas trips in the...
  • Iroquois Great Peacemaker and Prophet Predicts Fall of USA to Black Serpent

    07/03/2020 4:21:46 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 21 replies
    Vanity
    In 1451, forty-one years before Columbus came to America, the Great Peacemaker Deganawida came to the Mohawk Indians to bring peace between the warring tribes. He is the founder of the Haudenosaunee, commonly called the Iroquois Confederacy upon which our US government was modeled. The Great Peacemaker worked all his life to bring his vision to fruition. He prophesied that a "white serpent" would come to his people's lands and make friends with them, only to deceive them later. A "red serpent" would make war against the "white serpent", but a Native American boy would be given a great power....
  • Seattle City Council Advances Big Business Tax

    07/03/2020 3:58:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Patch ^ | 7/02/20
    SEATTLE, WA - The Seattle City Council has taken a key step toward adopting a new tax on big businesses just two years after the council buckled under pressure from corporations such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum and repealed a big business tax. The council voted in a budget committee meeting Wednesday to advance a proposal expected to raise more than $200 million per year, The Seattle Times reported. A final vote by the full council is set for Monday. The tax repealed weeks after it was adopted two years ago was expected to raise $47...
  • H.L. Mencken: Misfit In 21st-Century America

    07/03/2020 1:29:58 AM PDT · by Viking2002 · 8 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | July 2, 2020 | ILANA MERCER
    H.L. Mencken, a contrarian polemicist and the consummate critic, who wrote prolifically and prodigiously from 1899 until 1948, may no longer seem relevant, but the fault would not be his. Mencken was a well-read bon vivant with a taste for Teutonic philosophy and a fidelity to immutable truth. He was also a brilliant satirist and a writer whose facility with the English idiom and grasp of intellectual history are unsurpassed. How can a phenom like Mencken appeal in our age, The Age of the Idiot? He can’t: He should, but he can’t. Henry Louis Mencken cannot appeal to the bumper...
  • Dawn of the chicken revealed in Southeast Asia

    07/02/2020 9:57:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 59 replies
    Science: Vol. 368, Issue 6498, pp. 1411 ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Lawler
    [Summary] Chickens outnumber all other species of birds by an order of magnitude and they are humanity's single largest source of animal protein. Yet for 2 centuries, biologists have struggled to explain how the chicken became the chicken. Now, the first extensive study of the bird's full genome concludes that people in northern Southeast Asia or southern China domesticated a colorful pheasant sometime after about 7500 B.C.E. People then carried the bird across Asia and on to every continent except Antarctica. The research team also found that the modern chicken's chief ancestor is a subspecies of red jungle fowl named...
  • NBA players won’t have these social messages on their jerseys

    07/02/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Phil Mushnick
    “Free the Slaves in Nigeria and the Congo” would be good. Both African countries still enslave blacks, but the BLM movement and its affiliates aren’t interested. They’re working on freeing American slaves, though that freedom was won in a war that cost 650,000 mostly white lives 157 years ago. OK. Then how about this: “Stop the Slaughter! — B.H.”
  • Great thought experiment for students

    07/02/2020 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Borges · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/2/2020 | Prof. Robert P. George
    1/ I sometimes ask students what their position on slavery would have been had they been white and living in the South before abolition. Guess what? They all would have been abolitionists! They all would have bravely spoken out against slavery, and worked tirelessly against it. 2/ Of course, this is nonsense. Only the tiniest fraction of them, or of any of us, would have spoken up against slavery or lifted a finger to free the slaves. Most of them—and us—would have gone along. Many would have supported the slave system and happily benefited from it. 3/ So I respond...