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  • "Educator Apologizes For Her Mistakes" -- ANIMATION

    10/20/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Older-but-wiser principal named Edwina Educator apologizes for dumb decisions she made when running a big public school. Only three-minutes long, this little video tells you everything you need to know about the public school system. Please share. ------------------------------------------------------------- I made it 6 years ago. The primary purpose was to test new video software called Xtranormal. You first type your script, then you can have characters move around and speak your words as you see in this video. Quite remarkable. Some of you would enjoy experimenting with it. Unfortunately Xtranormal, which was free, is dormant. Other options are now available but...
  • Hillary Mulling Another Run for Office [semi-satire]

    10/20/2018 10:30:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    Former Clinton aide Philippe Reines says the twice unsuccessful presidential candidate is “seriously considering running against Trump in 2020. On the one hand, she’s really disappointed in how voters treated her in 2016. They had their chance to elect the smartest woman in America to be their president, but they blew it. On the other hand, her great love for the country may drive her to once again sacrifice her own personal comfort in one more battle to save the nation from the ravages of the Trump Administration and the Republican Party.” “She's concerned about the Trump agenda of fostering...
  • Senator Touts DNA Proof of Cherokee Heritage [semi-satire]

    10/19/2018 9:37:10 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) made a big show of unveiling results of a DNA test she asserted "proves my Cherokee heritage" and demanded "an apology and a million dollars" from President Trump, who had previously offered the sum for proof of the Senator's Indian heritage. Observers from various segments of the political spectrum were not as impressed as Warren had anticipated. The test was conducted by a personal friend, not an independent lab. No Cherokee DNA was involved in the test, samples from Mexico and Peru were used instead. The results indicated that the range of possible relationship...
  • Carter Page, the CIA, and the Phony Punch-and-Judy “Lawsuits”

    10/19/2018 2:38:18 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 6 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 18 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    <p>A judge has already thrown out one phony “lawsuit” filed by Carter Page, that one filed against Oath Inc., the parent company of Yahoo. Carter Page supposedly filed that ridiculous “defamation” suit because of a Michael Isikoff article published back on 23 September 2016 that named Carter Page, but the real and only reason for filing the suit was to protect and promote Michael Isikoff as a “source.”</p>
  • Today in US military history: the world's first legitimate cruise missile

    10/19/2018 6:35:10 AM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Pvt. Edwardo J. Lopez, who was killed in action in Asad, Iraq on this day in 2006. The 21-year-old native of Aurora, Ill. was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. 1781: British Gen. Charles Cornwallis formally surrenders 7,087 officers and men, 900 seamen, 144 cannons, 15 galleys, a frigate, and 30 transport ships to an American and French force at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American Revolution. 1944: Two Interstate TDR assault drones are launched against Japanese gun emplacements on Ballale Island - one drone...
  • Indian Tomahawks

    10/19/2018 5:01:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/19/2018 | F Jardim
    Flintlocks weren't the only weapon at the disposal of early American settlers – Indian tomahawks had a place and were even part of Revolutionary War soldiers' fighting kit. Tomahawks were general-purpose tools used by Native Americans and European colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon. I have always loved tomahawks. I got my first one 30 years ago. Dixie Gun Works had a sale on hand-forged heads for the ridiculously low price of $6, as I recall. I bought one and fitted a sturdy hardwood handle to it. It is no work of art, but...
  • Sharps Rifle 1874

    10/18/2018 8:32:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/18/2018 | M Nesbitt
    “Hannah” is a rather special rifle, a Model 1874 Sharps from C. Sharps Arms that was “built around” a Badger No. 2 barrel in .44 caliber. The No. 2 barrels are heavy and that, as a result, gives this Hartford-style rifle a weight of over 15 pounds. Chambered for the .44-77 Sharps cartridge, Hannah is very pleasant to shoot and will reward this shooter with some very good groups. The idea for this rifle stemmed from a note I received from Pat Dulin at C. Sharps Arms, who wrote to tell me they had found this No. 2 Badger .44-caliber...
  • Today in US military history: first flight of the Bone

    10/18/2018 7:53:38 AM PDT · by fugazi · 12 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Staff Sgt. Jarred S. Fontenot, who was killed in action on this day in 2007. The 35-year-old native of Port Barre, La. died in Baghdad of wounds from an improvised explosive device and enemy small-arms fire. Fontenot was assigned to 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division. 1775: A small British fleet commanded by Capt. Henry Mowat bombards the town of Falmouth, Mass. (modern-day Portland, Maine), setting most of the coastal settlement on fire with incendiary cannonballs. Mowat then sends a landing party ashore to destroy any buildings that...
  • LGBTQ(????) "history" being honored/funded/promoted (VANITY - sort of)

    10/17/2018 9:35:24 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    me | 10/17/18 | me
    So I got an invitation today for Preservation Maryland.... ...and I'm not happy.
  • Today in US military history: World War I paratroopers?

    10/17/2018 7:22:29 AM PDT · by fugazi · 3 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Cpl. Jorge Villarreal Jr., who gave his life on this day in 2010 in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. The 22-year-old San Antonio native was killed when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. Villarreal was serving with the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.1918: Brig. Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell meets with American Expeditionary Force Commander Gen. John J. Pershing and floats the idea of dropping soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division behind enemy lines. Pershing approves the concept, but the war ends before paratroopers become a reality. 1922: Lt. Commander...
  • Prentis Henry Rifle No. 19

    10/17/2018 4:58:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2018 | F Jardim
    One tangible connection to the human cost of the Civil War can be found in the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Ky., in the form of a beautifully engraved Henry repeating rifle, serial number 19. The rifles were highly prized on the battlefield. Confederates described the Henry as "that darn Yankee rifle that they load on Sunday and shoot all week." THE PROGENITOR of the Winchester repeaters, the Henry was a technological marvel in its time. It fired a .44-caliber, self-contained, metallic, rim-fire primed cartridge. The magazine held 15 shots, and one more could be loaded in the chamber, giving...
  • Elizabeth Warren is not a Friend to Indian Country

    10/17/2018 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Claud · 14 replies
    Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter ^ | 10/16/2018 | Polly's Granddaughter
    "I have serious concern over Elizabeth Warren's claim that she is a non-enrolled Native American, "proved" by DNA. ..... By trying to make Native American identity about race instead of tribal sovereignty, Warren has done more harm with this DNA test than she ever did with her false claim of being Cherokee. I truly hope authentic Native Americans watch what she does more than they listen to what she says. She is not a friend to us or our tribal governments. Instead, she is a "skeen yoneg" [white devil] and she's leading an attack on tribal sovereignty that could destroy...
  • The Lexicon of the Left: Violence!

    10/16/2018 10:51:26 PM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 9 replies
    Me | 10/16/18 | Nomen Klatura
    I have been thinking for years about the language that the Left uses, such as "We will fight for _____", or "this is a struggle", or "you cannot be civil with...", or "fight in the streets", just to name some familiar and recent examples. The lexicon of the Left is clear and consistent - rational discussion is not tolerated. They don't value the dialectic. Heck, they don't even know what the dialectic is. What worse, the Left doesn't understand what the Constitutional right to assemble and protest means. They think it means they can assemble to physically intimidate their opponents...
  • Today in US military history: Indian Joe's Medal of Honor and an amazing Coast Guard rescue at sea

    10/16/2018 9:23:27 AM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Lt. Col. Kim S. Orlando, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2003. The 43-year-old Tennessee native was attempting to negotiate with armed men congregating after curfew near a Karbala, Iraq mosque when the men opened fire, killing Orlando, Staff Sgt. Joseph P. Bellavia, Cpl. Sean R. Grilley, and wounding seven other soldiers. Orlando commanded the 101st Airborne Division's 716th Military Police Battalion and was a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. 1821: The schooner USS Enterprise (the third of 12 so-named Continental and U.S. Naval vessels) intercepts a...
  • The Hamatsa and the Mystery of the Severed Feet

    10/16/2018 7:36:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | William Kay
    From Jack the Ripper to the Manson Family and the Unabomber serial killers have taunted police. In all likelihood the RCMP, aided by Seattle and Vancouver detectives, are conducting massive investigations into a serial killer cult responsible for at least 16 homicides in British Columbia and Washington. These homicides relate to 19 severed feet found across the Puget Sound-Georgia Straight area between August 20, 2007 and May 6, 2018. As per protocol, police are not acknowledging this investigation for fear suspects will take precautions. This diktat of denial manifests in absurd pronouncements by the BC Coroners Service relayed in equally...
  • Today in US military history: Wild Bill's Medal of Honor

    10/15/2018 7:29:38 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Hines, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2006. The 26-year-old native of Olney, Ill. perished during combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Hines was serving with the 3rd Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. 1917: When a German submarine launches a torpedo at USS Cassin (DD-43) during an escort patrol, Gunner’s Mate First Class Osmond Kelly Ingram realizes the torpedo will impact the destroyer’s store of depth charges. Instead of remaining in a position of safety, he charges across the deck to the...
  • Rule of Party of One

    10/14/2018 8:41:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If you don’t have freedom of speech and assembly, and are afraid for your life in a public place, are you really free, or are you living under the rule of the party of one and their paid violent mobs? It is upsetting to find out that a principal asked a high school student to remove his baseball jersey at a game where everyone was encouraged to wear patriotic t-shirts. His white jersey sported the American flag, the name Trump, and number 45. The student had to remove the shirt deemed as making questionable political statements and inciting violence. It...
  • Outrage erupts over Trump speech praising Civil War general – but here’s the whole story

    10/13/2018 6:40:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    “So Robert E. Lee was a great general,” Trump told the audience. “And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia.” “He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” he explained. “He was going crazy.” “I don’t know if you know this story,” he continued. “But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle.” “And one day it was looking really bad and Lincoln just said you hardly knew his name,” he said, “and they said don’t take him he’s got a drinking people.” “And Lincoln said I don’t care what problem he has, you guys aren’t winning,” Trump continued. “And his name...
  • Dems Vow Incivility Until They Are Returned to Power [semi-satire]

    10/13/2018 11:23:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    This week twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged the Democratic mob to continue their efforts to intimidate and harass the Party’s opponents “until Democrats are restored to power.” President Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Folder seconded Clinton’s remarks calling them “the kind of tough stance we need to ram our message into the skulls of the American voter.” Holder explicitly rejected former First Lady Michelle Obama’s advice that Democrats “should take the high road,” saying that “the time for polite debate has long since passed. We need more people like Jordan Hunt to take our fight for social justice into...
  • Hillary Says Allegations Against Bill Were Different [semi-satire]

    10/13/2018 12:02:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour former First Lady Hillary Clinton explained the difference between the sexual allegations made against her husband and those made against Donald Trump. "First of all, Bill was thoroughly investigated," she reminded. "There was forensic evidence of his semen on Monica's dress. So it wasn't just a 'he said, she said' type of case. Second, at the time many women publicly stated that they would gladly service Bill out of gratitude for his support of abortion. Third, the media didn't make a big deal out of it. They realized he was doing a bang-up...