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  • Police: Uniformed BNSF officer shoots, kills disgruntled customer

    10/09/2019 6:42:02 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 53 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 10/8/2019 | Chris Dunker
    A disgruntled customer who was escorted out of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon and then drove his pickup into the building, was shot and killed by a railroad officer, Lincoln Police said. Officers were called to the restaurant at 6810 S. 27th St. shortly after 1 p.m. on an initial report that a vehicle had driven into the business, police said at an afternoon news conference.
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, Fri October 4, 2019 [prayer]

    10/04/2019 12:56:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Oct 4, 2019 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation. BLESSED ARE YE, WHEN MEN SHALL REVILE YOU, AND PERSECUTE YOU, AND SHALL SAY ALL MANNER OF EVIL AGAINST YOU FALSEY, FOR MY SAKE. - Matthew...
  • 'Idiot,' 'Yahoo,' 'Original Gorilla': How Lincoln Was Dissed in His Day

    10/04/2019 11:30:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2013 | Mark Bowden
    Sure, we revere Lincoln today, but in his lifetime the bile poured on him from every quarter makes today’s Internet vitriol seem dainty. His ancestry was routinely impugned, his lack of formal learning ridiculed, his appearance maligned, and his morality assailed. We take for granted, of course, the scornful outpouring from the Confederate states...But the vituperation wasn’t limited to enemies of the Union. The North was ever at his heels... Yes, his sure-footed leadership during this country’s most-difficult days was accompanied by a fair amount of praise, but also by a steady stream of abuse—in editorials, speeches, journals, and private...
  • Abraham Lincoln's Letter to Eliza Gurney

    09/06/2019 8:22:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Abraham Lincoln Online ^ | Sep 4, 1864 | Abraham Lincoln
    Executive Mansion, Washington, September 4, 1864. Eliza P. Gurney. My esteemed friend. I have not forgotten--probably never shall forget--the very impressive occasion when yourself and friends visited me on a Sabbath forenoon two years ago. Nor has your kind letter, written nearly a year later, ever been forgotten. In all, it has been your purpose to strengthen my reliance on God. I am much indebted to the good Christian people of the country for their constant prayers and consolations; and to no one of them, more than to yourself. The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, Friday September 6, 2019 [prayer]

    09/06/2019 1:46:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Sep 6, 2019 | CondoleezzaProtege
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation.
  • Lincoln: The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it that way

    09/02/2019 4:35:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 257 replies
    See the Lincoln-Douglas debate #6. Stephen Douglas: We then adopted a free State Constitution, as we had a right to do. In this State we have declared that a negro shall not be a citizen, and we have also declared that he shall not be a slave. We had a right to adopt that policy. Missouri has just as good a right to adopt the other policy. I am now speaking of rights under the Constitution, and not of moral or religious rights. I do not discuss the morals of the people of Missouri, but let them settle that matter...
  • What did the Confederates agree on with Lincoln? That the Founders opposed slavery of course.

    08/28/2019 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 122 replies
    In his 1861 "Cornerstone Speech", Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander H. Stephens said the following: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution — African slavery as it exists amongst us — the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock...
  • Battle of Gettysburg - Turning Point in Civil War

    07/03/2019 10:02:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 3, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Washington, D.C., was in a panic! 72,000 Confederate troops were just sixty miles away near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. What led up to this Battle? Two months before, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was mistakenly shot by his own men on May 2, 1863, and died shortly thereafter. Though Confederates won the Battle of Chancellorsville, the loss of Jackson was devastating, as most historians speculate that had Jackson been at Gettysburg two month later, the South may have won. Robert E. Lee was now under a time deadline. Mounting casualties of the war were causing Lincoln's popularity to...
  • Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai top 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

    06/22/2019 8:06:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 21, 2019 | Stephen Edelstein
    For many buyers whose top priority is a car that won’t break down, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is gospel. J.D. Power just released the results of its 2019 Initial Quality Study, and the Korean trio of Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai took the top three spots. Luxury brand Genesis ranked highest, followed by sibling brands Kia and Hyundai. It’s a big win for Genesis which, as a relative newcomer to the luxury segment, needs to build credibility with buyers. The high scores achieved by Kia and Hyundai show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to...
  • Abraham Lincoln Bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs

    06/20/2019 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    FOX news ^ | 06-20-2019 | By Caleb Parke
    On Thursday, the Bible will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 16th president was given the Holy Book on June 16, 1864, during a rare wartime trip to Philadelphia raising money for wounded soldiers, where Lincoln donated 48 signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation that were sold for fundraising. He was gifted the 18-pound, gilted Bible decorated with the words "faith," "hope," and "charity" by the hospital that treated wounded and ill soldiers during the Civil War. The cover of the Bible reads: “Presented to Abraham Lincoln,...
  • A secular Jew makes a surprising discovery about Christians and American slavery

    04/23/2019 1:19:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 288 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2019 | John B. Carpenter
    "Christians ended slavery." Do you think that’s a conservative simpleton’s mock-worthy bombast, embarrassing the rest of us with his black-and-white, unapologetic caricature of American history? No. It is the considered conclusion of a Nobel laureate, a former communist, a secular Jew, and arguably the foremost scholar on American slavery. Robert Fogel (1922-2013), the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, was president of Cornell University’s American Youth for Democracy, investing eight years promoting communism. Meanwhile, he married Enid Morgan, an African-American woman, consequently suffering the ugliness of American racism personally. Eventually, he rejected communism. Apparently, the data didn’t support it. Fogel was...
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865: Includes a 1956 TV interview with an eyewitness.

    04/14/2019 1:21:57 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 180 replies
    VA Viper ^ | Harpygoddess
    Although he actually died at 7:30 the following morning, today is the anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) on 14 April 1865, only five days after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Lincoln was very fond of the theater, and that evening, he and Mrs. Lincoln - likely in a celebratory mood because of the end of the Civil War - attended a performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin", by English playwright Tom Taylor at Ford's Theater on 10th Street NW in Washington. There, following the intermission, actor and Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth managed to gain access...
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • Today’s Schools Should Emulate The Education That Produced Abraham Lincoln

    03/26/2019 2:08:12 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mar 14, 2019 | Stephen Shipp
    Last month marked the 210th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. To the professional educator, Lincoln is endlessly fascinating. His family followed the frontier, and his accomplishments came in spite of the limited time he spent in a schoolhouse, among them some of the finest examples of political rhetoric in the English language. So how did he do it, and what can we learn from his example? The present mantra in secondary education is “college and career readiness.” Lincoln invites an uncomfortable question: Had Lincoln attended a school on the vanguard of the college and career readiness movement, would it have...
  • [Vanity] Historical Photo Lincoln Assassination Conspirators Hanging

    03/26/2019 8:09:13 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 87 replies
    Historical photo of hanging of Lincoln assissination conspirators ^ | 1860s | Historical photo Lincoln conspirators hanging
  • After Confederate statues fall, is Lincoln Memorial next?

    03/10/2019 7:34:32 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 649 replies
    https://www.reporternews.com ^ | March 9, 2019 | Jerry Patterson
    “In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.” — Robert E. Lee 1856 Could Gen. Robert E.l Lee’s sentiments deter the “tear down those monuments” crowd? Probably not. Given their current success in removing monuments to Confederate generals, ignorant politicians and those whose hobby is going through life seeking to be offended, soon will run out of things to be offended by. Why not broaden the list of "offensive" symbols to include slave owners George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and a...
  • Lincoln's Birthday: February 12

    02/12/2019 2:18:15 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 31 replies
    02.12.19 | chickensoup
    Today is Lincoln's Birthday February 12. Up until the 80's it was celebrated in schools. It wasn't a day off, but instead was a day to look at our history, wear construction stovepipe hats and discuss a tough time in our society's past. February was a great month when I was growing up: First Lincoln's Birthday February 12 which was not a day off but all the bakeries had log shaped cakes YUM Second was Valentine's Day, February 14 when Grandmother served Winter strawberry short cake with heart shaped shortbread and strawberries and real whipped cream. We traded valentines and...
  • Trump: our Lincoln?

    01/30/2019 4:21:46 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/30/19 | randolph parrish
    No president since Lincoln has faced the prospect of an internal rebellion as has Trump. The departments of his own government are aligned against him. The Justice Department in no way answers his summons. The FBI uses overwhelming force to intimidate his supporters. The intelligence agencies conspire for his removal. The media, some of which appear to be merely part of the same apparatus, lie to the public in order to foment hysteria and create a popular clamor.
  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 108 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 | thegatewaypundit.com/
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...