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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Massad Ayoob on Norway Terror

Quote from Backwoods Home Magazine (see link in title)

July 26th, 2011 by Mas

History repeats itself. Monster commits mass murder in the most cowardly ways. Bomb in building, because there might have been armed police and security nearby if he had tried to kill the innocent one on one. THEN goes to an island where he knows there are no armed police OR armed citizens, and shoots helpless young people like the proverbial fish in a barrel…and surrenders as soon as armed protectors arrive, even though they’re too late to stop the horror.

Proving once again that “gun free zones” are places where only those who laugh at the law will be armed…”zones” that might better be called hunting preserves for psychopathic killers.

This never would have happened in Israel. After the Maalot Massacre of schoolchildren decades ago, Israel adopted a program wherein volunteer school personnel and adult family members of students were trained by the civil guard, and placed – discreetly armed with concealed 9mm pistols – in the schools and among the chaperones of off-campus youth activities. Every subsequent attempt by terrorists to mass-murder children was cut short by these armed citizens. Mass murders at schools ceased to be the terrorist strategy of choice in Israel. The same protective strategy has been employed in Peru and in the Philippines.

History shows us that evil people with weapons can only be stopped from murdering the innocent by good people with weapons. We saw it in macrocosm in World War II. We see it in microcosm every time an armed citizen beats and armed criminal at his own game.

And, had there been even ONE armed protector on that helpless little island, we might have seen it in Norway last Friday, and the lives of countless innocent victims might have been saved."

Recall this hot bike from the late 60s!

This is not America

Katrina demonstrated the willingness of the Feds to ignore our Constitution in order to treat citizens as serfs.

"They didn't care what your rights were, they were going to deny them"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Remember fraud John Kerry?

Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star
Thomas Lifson

"John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.

One of Kerry's enablers in propounding his imaginary heroism was a man named Wade Sanders, who himself held a Silver Star, and who introduced Kerry to the Democratic Convention. Scott Swett, who was central to the unraveling of the Kerry storyline, tells us that the Kerry enabler has been exposed for what he is. His Winter Soldier site has the details:

John Kerry was introduced at the 2004 Democratic National Convention by Wade Sanders, a retired Navy Captain and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy who served as a Swift Boat officer in Vietnam. Like Kerry, Sanders was the recipient of a Silver Star for gallantry in action. During the 2004 campaign, Sanders functioned as Kerry lead attack dog against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, repeatedly denouncing the veterans on the air as liars and comparing them to Nazi propagandists.

Wade Sanders is now in Federal prison, serving a 37-month sentence for possessing child pornography. Now the Navy Times reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has revoked Sanders' Silver Star. The highly unusual decision appears unrelated to Sanders' felony conviction. A Navy spokesman cited "subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself." John Kerry has to be hoping this doesn't become a trend.

As one might imagine, the media has ignored this story. Even the Navy Times declined to post its own article online.

Marshall University, WV, Halcyon Days of Yore

If you went to Marshall University, WV, ca 1968-70, you may remember this sign for the first 'head shop' on 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV (1/2 block from campus). You entered the store (house), then descended stairs to the basement, where you were transported to San Francisco summer of love era. Posters, incense, pipes, black lights, strobes....What a great place. I seem to remember that the owner was an older (30 yrs old?) gentleman with a full beard...nice guy!

I festooned my South Hall dorm room with these posters, black lights, and homemade day glo drawings, and had a great time rapping with my friends about the issues of the day.

Here's another head shop named Middle Earth, Atlanta Georgia; same magic time period:

Here's a quote about the Atlanta Georgia Middle Earth head shop from http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonarloforbes/2804541016/ posted by Kola47:
...My name is Dee and I was one of the 3 owners of Middle Earth after Bo and Linda decided they wanted out. Ron and Suzy Jarvis took the shop over and myself and a guy named Kevin came in as partners. I owned the record room upstair and also lived in the middle bedroom upstairs. Kevin had a clothing Boutique also on the second floor. Ron and Suzy had the head shop in the main room downstairs and their custom leather shop in the entry. They lived in the bedroom in the back of the shop. I later moved my shop to Atlantis rising down the street. I have been looking for pics of the shop forever. The only one I have is a picture of me and two of the hanger outers from an AJC story 'bout me. The shop was on 8th street behind the federal building and across the street from the Food and Drug Administration. There was a large parking lot across the street that would fill up on Fri. and Sat nights with all the street people, kids from the burbs and the wanna-bees.

We didn't take many photos in Huntington, WV ca 1968-71. Here is a good link for photos and info re: Atlanta hippy scene. The group of Atlanta freaks represent similar fashion, mindset, and camaraderie of our group in WV. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49249011@N03/4514412477/in/photostream Great photos of the era here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49249011@N03/with/4514412477/

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Consider a contribution to the Col. Terry Lakin support fund

Col. Lakin went to prison because he demanded proof of Barry Barrack Harrison J. Soetoro Bounel Obama's eligibility to become President and commander-in-chief. The proof was refused (it doesn't exist), and this officer went to prison, sacrificing his career and income. He stood up for TRUTH and JUSTICE, and the American Way.

Please click the Link above, learn more about Col. Lakin, and consider a monthly contribution.

I'm missing Bonaire diving!

I took this photo a couple of years ago at Captain Don's Habitat. The two girls were having a blast!

Hot Dog!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Canton Ohio outrage, Is this America?

Certainly not my idea of America. This is outrageous and criminal charges should be immediately filed against the 'policemen' Daniel Harless and Mark Diels, and the entire police department should be investigated. Mayor William Healy II can be emailed on this access page: http://www.cantonohio.gov/mayor/?pg=mayorcontact The Chief of Police, Canton Ohio, should be fired.

"Whenever Officer Daniel Harless (Canton OH P.D.) managed in his tirade to interrupt his strings of obscenities long enough to articulate something approaching a coherent thought, that thought tended to be a death threat. (Note his partner who went along with these felonies was Mark Diels), Jalopnik transcribed a couple choice quotes, which will be sanitized a bit here, for purposes of family-friendliness:

Right now, the [stuff] that you just pulled, I could blast you right in the mouth...I am so close to caving in you're [gosh darn] head...you're just a stupid human being...People like you don't deserve to move throughout public. Stupid idiot.

Keep in mind that the motorist's "crime" here was being slow to inform officer Harless about his (Legally Licensed) firearm--something he had been trying to do from the beginning, but was repeatedly told to "shut up."

More: the following is quoted from http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/outrage-update-2nd-profanity-laced-video-involving-canton-oh-cop-surfaces writer David Workman.

Things may have just gone from bad to worse for the Canton, OH police department and a foul-mouthed police officer who has already been placed on administrative leave, as a second video, this one from 2010, has surfaced courtesy of the Canton Repository.

It is almost certain to re-ignite passions on several Northwest gun rights forums including Northwest Firearms (where the discussion thread was locked) WaGuns.org, Hunting-Washington and GunRightsMedia.com. The discussion has also been locked at TheHighRoad.org, which ignited this discussion, and this one.

This time around, according to the newspaper, officer Daniel Harless pulled over a car on a late-night traffic stop apparently suspecting the drive to be intoxicated. At about 2 ½ minutes into the video, after Harless has been calmly talking to the driver and explaining to him to keep his hands on the car or face getting zapped with a taser, there is a sudden outburst when he spots a gun on the back floor. And then we hear this:

“Don’t f---ing move. Let me see your f---ing hands. I’ll kill every one of you motherf-----s. There’s a g--------d gun in this car. You f----ing move I’ll shoot you in the head.”—Canton Officer Daniel Harless, July 29, 2010

According to the published report, the pistol turned out to be a .25-caliber semi-auto with a round in the chamber. The man spotted with the gun at his feet pleaded guilty to “improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle” this past March. This column is not familiar with that crime, but in Ohio, it is apparently a felony. In Washington, if the individual has a concealed pistol license, it's not even a misdemeanor, though leaving a loaded pistol on the floor of your vehicle is not terribly bright. (In a crash, you've got a loaded gun flying around with considerable centrifugal force.) This column first discussed Harless's situation, and followed that up with reports here, here and here.

None of the people in that vehicle filed a complaint about the confrontation. This despite the fact that at about three minutes into the video, he tells two of the people in the vehicle, which appears to be a pickup truck:

“I’m looking at you, do you understand me? I’ll send you both to the grave.”

And then, apparently directing his attention at one of the individuals, he says:

“Now you, do not f---ing move a muscle or I’ll put you in the grave. That gun’s by you. Now I’m telling you what motherf----r, I’ll shoot you in the face and I’ll go to sleep tonight. When this f---ing seat comes forward, you move and I will shoot you, you motherf-----s. Get the f--- out before I shoot you. Get the f--- out before I shoot you.”

Harless can be heard talking one of the rear seat passengers, who insists the gun is not his. The officer tells him “You’re a god-----d liar. Stupid people.”

A few moments later, Harless is telling the driver that the gun is in his vehicle and that’s constructive possession. The cop also tells the man he is on his way to buy dope and that he is “so full of s---.” He accuses the man of ‘driving around buying dope, and that makes me mad.”

Canton Police Chief Dean McKimm is quoted by CantonRep.com, explaining that in this second video from a year ago, finding a gun in the car made it “a much more dangerous situation to the officers and the officers would have to react in a much more professionally forceful and focused way.”

Presumably in Ohio, that involves repeated use of the “F” word interspersed with threats to shoot people and put them in their graves.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Greatest Spying Tool of All Time!

Julian Assange: Facebook is greatest spy vehicle ever created

The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange in an exclusive interview to RT (formerly known as Russia Today) called Facebook the greatest espionage tool in history. According to Assange, Facebook automatically collects confidential data of the registered site users, and later this information is transferred to the U.S. intelligence.

The founder of the WikiLeaks said in a television interview that Facebook is the greatest spy vehicle ever created by human beings. He added that we were dealing with a very detailed database about people, their habits, their social ties, addresses, places of residence, relatives, and all these data is located in the United States and available to U.S. intelligence.

Answering the question about the role of social networks in shaping the recent revolutions in the Middle East, the infamous online journalist said that Facebook in particular was the most disgusting of all espionage tools ever invented. He said that the users should be aware that adding a contact on Facebook they are working for American intelligence, updating its database. Other intelligence can either hack Facebook, or get this information from the Americans in exchange for some services.

He stated that Facebook, Google and Yahoo, all large American companies, have built-in interfaces for the use by the American intelligence. Does this mean that Facebook is in the hands of the American intelligence? No, it is different. It means that the U.S. intelligence agencies have legal and political means to pressure them.

Assange is currently expecting the review of his complaint regarding the London court decision on his extradition to Sweden, whose authorities accuse the 39-year old Australian of sexual crimes. Assange's lawyers tend to believe that Sweden is seeking the expulsion in order to give the truth-seeker to the USA. Meanwhile, the most famous debunker of our days, who, in fact, did not debunk anything, is restating elementary truths.

Recently, Facebook has puzzled some of its users by privacy and security settings, and company founder Mark Zuckerberg strongly opposed the anonymity on the Internet. His statement provoked resistance from the founder of website 4chan Christopher "moot" Poole, who considers that preserving the incognito allows people to reveal themselves in all their stark, unfiltered, brutally primitive beauty. The authority, or if you will, popularity of Assange as a hacker will not change much in the situation with social networks. The catchers of people's souls have made the right bet relying on common stupidity.

Over the last five years almost a billion people worldwide were in the full sense caught in the net, and their number increases exponentially. The leadership of major media outlets requires their employees to register on such social networking sites as Facebook or its Russian analogue VKontakte.

"The problem of the leakage of data from social networks, Internet services and mobile devices is becoming ever more urgent. There are regular reports that phones and Android platforms iOS preserve photographs, data on the movement of the device and personal data and send them to the network, "Globalist" reports. On May 1st "Yandex" has acknowledged that it provided the FSB with the data of people using the services of Yandex. We should not forget that social networks can become a meeting place for terrorists and dangerous sociopaths, which has been a topic for a discussion since the beginning of the social networks.

The only argument of those who lost faith in conspiracy theories is the following argument: it is a hard task to handle this amount of information. However, besides the politics social networks have a negative social and public component.

"Psychologists believe that the most popular social networks are based on the principle of the Maslow pyramid. According to this theory, the highest level of needs of the individual is simply self-expression. A network user can not only provide information about themselves, but also display their successes, create audio and video libraries, own albums. Yet, few people think about the information that we so thoughtlessly put on our pages. This information becomes a desirable target for the intelligence services and, as the experience of the American social networks indicates, a great way for creditors to determine our true income. There was recorded a range of cases when mentally unbalanced individuals traced and blackmailed users," "Globalist" reports.

We are no longer able to live without social networking and we will not stop eating fish caught in Japan. Some will continue yelling that it is all lies (like the poisonous "Fukushima" fish), others will continue unsuccessful attempts to resist progress. It would be interesting to find out how the Russian president and other senior officials who opened accounts on Facebook and Twitter are protected from such scrutiny of foreign secret services. It is quite clear why such a question was not posed to Julian Assange. After all, he has repeatedly admitted that his main revelations are yet to come, explaining that the information that has already been revealed is "just the tip of the iceberg."

End of Boys and Girls

The insanity continues; probably will be coming the the U.S.A. soon! This article is quoted from Pravda:

The category of gender was canceled at one of Swedish kindergartens. The words "boy" and "girl" are no longer used there, while pronouns "he" and "she" were replaced with "it". Kindergarten teachers believe that they are successfully breaking the gender stereotypes so that the people of two sexes would not feel predominant towards each other. Experts say, though, that such seeming equality may lead to the genetic rebirth of the population and to the decline of human civilization.

The bizarre mission is taking place in the Swedish preschool called "Egalia." In this kindergarten, pronouns 'han' (he) and 'hon' (she) were replaced with genderless 'hen'.

"We use the word "Hen" for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten," said school director Lotta Rajalin (52). "We don't know if it's a he or a she so we just say 'Hen is coming around 2pm.' Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view."

The Swedish teachers of "Egalia" are widening the children's view in a very strange way. For example, fairy-tales about Cinderella and Snow White are no longer allowed at that school. The teachers apparently believe that such stories tell children what gender inequality may lead to. Instead, they read books about two male giraffes who were very concerned about their inability to become parents until they found an abandoned crocodile egg. All other books at school are about same-sex families, single parents and orphans.

The director says that such books have been chosen to raise tolerance to homosexual and trans-gender individuals with children. There is nothing bad about about such a wish, of course, but why do they have to do it with the help of a completely different model of behavior? Do they want to make children believe that same-sex unions are more natural than unions between males and females?

It seems that the ardent followers of the idea of political correctness want to abolish cultural, religious, racial and even sexual differences between human beings.

A story that took place in Canada has received a lot of attention of Russian and Western media recently. A Canadian couple decided not to unveil the sex of their child until the child decides for itself whether he/she wants to be a man or a woman. The father of the child said that parents choose too much for their children. The mother of the child added that she didn't want to unveil the sex of her child because it would be up for the child to decide whom he (or she?) would like to eventually be.

The naïve couple assumes for some reason that they can perform the function of Nature if they say that the sexual identification of their baby depends on their choice. If it really were like that, we all would be born the same. Primary sexual characters are not really important. There are serious psycho-emotional differences in the development of boys and girls. It would be silly and even very dangerous to deny that.

Vladimir Bazarny, a Russian scientist, a Doctor of Medical Sciences, believes that the widely popular genderless upbringing of children has led to the appearance of so many feminine men and masculine women. Bazarny takes the notion of genderless upbringing as a very broad phenomenon. According to him, it includes the mixed education of boys and girls at modern schools. The scientist believes that the children of different sexes must be educated at same schools, albeit in parallel classes.

Girls develop faster than boys. When they stay in one group, girls, being genetically and spiritually older, always suppress boys. The majority of teachers are women, so it just so happens that boys are forced to take the female model as behavior as the more correct one, the scientist said. All manifestations of the male model of behavior are therefore suppressed.

This intrusion of the alien behavioral stereotype affects the psyche of the children very seriously. As a result, boys suffer from gender self-identification disorder. They develop the feeling of inadequacy and impairment, they become highly suspicious, lose the ability to overcome difficulties and show less social initiative. Masculinity gives way to aggression, and creation gives way to destruction.

Women very often say that it is so hard to find a real man, that they have to do everything themselves. Such complaints are based on very serous reasons.

"Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing. Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be," said Jenny Johnsson, a teacher at the above-mentioned Swedish school said.

The perverted perception of the notion of gender equality may eventually destroy the borders between the sexes. It just seems insane that it will be hard for an individual to understand, whether they are a woman or a man. Will such people be able to build strong and long relationships and raise children?

Svetlana Smetanina


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tactical Response, TN

I just completed an EXCELLENT course entitled "Immediate Action Medical" presented by Tactical Response, at their Camden TN site. I recommend this course to everyone who wishes to save lives (not just eval/treating fighting injuries but auto related, lacerations/amputations, and all types trauma that could result in death).

The instruction, practice, and action scenario's were effective in conveying expertise required to adequately respond to life threatening traumatic injuries. Yes, these scenarios were stressful, but the environment is supportive, at times humorous, and constructive in producing confidence and expanding your tactical awareness and skills (IE the importance of maintaining awareness of threats to YOU, the first responder in a hostile environment)

I have taken CPR classes emphasizing the ABC's of first aid evaluation and treatment each year since 1980, but the skills and knowledge contained in Immediate Action Medical were new and immediately applicable. My basic first aid kit is now completely restructured and has new tools, and I am confident that I can indeed save a life in ways previously unknown to me.

This specific instructor has a wealth of medically related combat experience that is effectively shared in questions and discussions. Humor, anecdotes, and life saving experiences made the seminar even more effective. His teaching style was relaxed yet intensive and all questions were answered with respect and competence. The 17 or so students were a great and varied group; it was nice to get to know like minded people.

I rate this class A+, and recommend it without reservation to everyone. I drove 500 miles to/from the class, stayed at the excellent Best Western motel (1/2 mile from class), and feel that the time and money spent were a bargain for the knowledge and skills I achieved.

The life you save may be your own, or your loved ones, or MINE!

BTW: I learned of this class when viewing PatriotNurse's YouTube review.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quartzite AZ tyranny!

Quote from http://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/political-tyranny-in-quartzsite-az/

"Political tyranny in Quartzsite, AZ

We’ve written about the goings-on in Quartzsite Arizona, including the YouTube video showing the arrest of a local woman who was authorized by the mayor to speak at a recent town council meeting. Now the council has ousted Mayor Ed Foster from power and declared a state of emergency.

Mayor Foster asserts that the town council held a last-minute meeting that was closed to the public — in violation of the open meetings law — Sunday night, after declaring a state of emergency in the 3,600-person western Arizona town.

Compounding matters, the council issued a declaration putting controversial police Chief Jeff Gilbert in charge. Foster referred to the act as making him the “deputy chief executive of nothing right now.” The declaration also allows the five-member council to meet without public notice and suspend all public comment at the meetings until they declare the state of emergency over.

The videos have gotten thousands of views and have people near and far sending messages of support to Foster and messages of outrage to the council. Foster’s supporters have launched a Facebook page and website.

Foster was elected in May 2010 on a campaign promise to investigate allegations of corruption in the La Paz County town.

He said since being in office, he has discovered that every pay period, eight to 10 paychecks go to unnamed people and that he has been denied access to financial records to find out where the money actually goes. He said that’s been happening since 1991 and amounts to $250,000 every year. “That’s literally millions of dollars,” Foster said.

Read the Quartzsite News accounts of the political battlefield in the area previously known as a haven for snowbirds."

Question: Am I a ZOMBIE?

Am I awake to the devastation?

Do I understand that the U.S. economy is now collapsing and that everything we have taken for granted is about to disappear?

Quote from Anthem

"...I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my land, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom."

Monday, July 11, 2011

20,000 page views!

Wow! Thank you visitors. I will continue posting timely updates to world events, Nitro High School WV news and obits, and great videos that should be shared.

You can't stop running water....

Jennifer Jones was denied her 1st Amendment rights, and the standard Roberts Rules of Order for meetings totally violated. The Mayor in charge of the meeting recognizes Jennifer and defends her right to speak her mind. There is corruption in this little AZ town and the Mayor and citizens are simply trying to expose the offenses. Thuggery is the response.....

Recalls this Neville Brothers anthem....
"You got freedom of speech, as long as you don't say too much".....

At least she was a sincere sucker

This loser will still be a Barry Soetoro voter in 2012....

Howard Stern has a nice reality sandwich on Barry's supporters:

Without a teleprompter this fellow demonstrates his cognitive achievements:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Important James Wesley Rawles Article

"The New Century: An Era of Upright Spikes
By James Wesley, Rawles on July 11, 2011 8:27 PM

We are entering an era of upright spikes. Clearly, the debt-driven global economy is spinning out of control. The aggregate value of the derivatives market is exploding and meanwhile food prices are spiking. Both of these are threatening huge economic dislocation and subsequent social turmoil that--just as I predicted five years ago--will topple governments. I stand by that prediction. (And, for the record, I'm not just talking about failed votes of confidence. I'm talking about revolutions.)

Note: Because SurvivalBlog's diverse readership expects access on mobile devices, I intentionally minimize the use of graphics in my blog. But this particular topic demands some graphics, so I've linked to charts on a variety of web sites. (My thanks to all of them. I recommend that you truncate the URLs on the graph links to take a look at the other content those sites. A lot of them are fascinating.)

Back in 2007, I addressed the Upright Spike in Technology Dependence. But there are some other monumental shifts in progress, each with their own upright spikes. Consider these recent graphs:

The U.S. National Debt, (which I addressed in an April 2010 SurvivalBlog article.)
Food stamp enrollments are at an all-time high.
Debt in relation to GDP is spiking, and the seemingly inexorable long term prospects are that we'll have our own Greek Tragedy.
Oil prices are getting increasingly volatile, with huge spikes. (We can expect the roller coaster ride in oil prices to continue.)
Food prices are escalating.
Residential mortgage delinquencies, although apparently past their peak, are still huge, and will depress the housing market for many years to come.
Credit default swaps are spiking, showing a huge underlying risk in global credit.
The spiking price of gold also reflects enormous risk in currencies and the global credit market.
Long term Federal budget obligations are growing and expected to balloon to huge proportions.

Meanwhile, there are many more gradual changes are taking place, For example, see:

Declining purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar 1900 to 2011
Number of jobs moving offshore
Our foreign trade balance, particularly with China, is growing steadily worse. (And according to the CIA Factbook, we have the ignoble distinction of being the world's worst.)
Base metals prices show that government figures on inflation are well-orchestrated lies.
The Federal debt "limit" has become a standing joke.


If the National Debt is not brought under control, we will someday see mass currency inflation--perhaps to Zimbabwean proportions. Now that would be the upright spike that we all dread. If and when there is mass inflation, your only safe havens will be precious metals and practical, barterable tangibles. (There will be no "safe haven" paper currencies.) My advice is to get out of Dollars and into tangibles, soon!

I recommend Rawles "Patriots" for entertainment, information, and insight into our current crisis.

Spirit of '76

"The Spirit of 76" located in the Selectmen’s Room of Abbot Hall in Marblehead, MA, was painted by Archibald M. Willard of Ohio. This painting symbolizing the spirit of the American Revolution, was exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia where it "stirred the heart of the nation." It was sent on tour of several major cities and then was purchased by General John H. Devereux and presented to his native town, Marblehead, "...whose history is so interwoven with Colonial and Revolutionary times and whose patriotism shone forth in every epoch..."

Willard's search for models whose faces would express the courage and determination of the early patriots resulted in the choice of the artist's father for the central drummer and a farmer-soldier named Hugh Mosher for the fifer. The model for the young drummer was a schoolboy, Henry K. Devereux, son of General Devereux who together with Archibald Willard hung this painting in Marblehead in 1880. Since then visitors from all nations have been moved by what has been called the world’s "...most inspiring patriotic painting."

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Saturday question of the day

What religion has verses in its holy book that remind men of their divine permission to beat their wives and rape their slaves and Christian infidels?

Economic Freefall; It's later than most people realize...

"What are the social implications of economic collapse?
Simon Black, Sovereign Man Jun. 14, 2011, Business Insider
Simon Black is an international investor, entrepreneur, permanent traveler, and self-described free man

June 14, 2011
New York City

For the last few days, we’ve been having an important discussion about the magnitude of the economic challenges in the west; if you didn’t read yesterday’s letter, I really encourage you to do so before proceeding because it’s important to understand why the west has truly passed the point of no return.

Simply put, the United States and much of Europe are borrowing an extraordinary amount of money now just to pay interest on the money they’ve already borrowed. They cannot even self-fund their mandatory entitlement programs without going into the hole, and their options are limited:

Option 1: Continue borrowing, keep the party going.

As long as the government CAN do this, they WILL do this. Regardless of their intentions, though, more debt only worsens the situation, creating higher borrowing costs in the long run, and even more debt. As this happens, the pool of buyers begins to dry up, especially from overseas.

Option 2: Inflation

The more buyers stop purchasing Treasury securities, the more the Federal Reserve will mop up the excess liquidity. In doing so, the Fed essentially conjures up money and loans it to the government.

No matter what the government monkey statistics say, this is inflationary, plain and simple. The more money they print, the greater the level of inflation in the long-term. Meanwhile, as foreigners simultaneously reduce their US dollar holdings, this inflation will become more acutely felt in the US.

Option 3: Austerity

There’s going to come a time when the US government is forced to face its economic reality and make some incredibly deep cuts that would be felt across society, from Wall Street and the military industrial complex to project housing on the other side of the tracks.

Option 4: Default

Eventually, the debt burden is simply going to be too much, and the most obvious solution will be to default. Politicians will make China out to be the enemy and they will probably invent a war just to have an excuse to default on Chinese owned debt. Americans will wave the flag and celebrate defaulting on their enemies.

Option 5: Economic Cannibalism

In the best traditions of Atlas Shrugged, the government will continue its persecution of the productive class– professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and skilled workers. Existing taxes will rise, new taxes will be created, trade barriers will be enacted, and a maze of cost prohibitive regulations will be passed.

The first option (keeping the party going) is what has been happening for years. Politicians make small concessions to show they’re “serious” about fiscal discipline, cutting laughably small programs while dumping hundreds of billions of dollars into wars and entitlement programs.

The worse the debt situation becomes, though, the higher the borrowing costs become, and the worse the debt situation becomes. It’s not an enviable position. Existing lenders will continue backing away from the US Treasury market, giving option 1 a half-life measured in months at best.

In the longer term, only options 2-5 remain: inflation, austerity, default, and cannibalism. Each of these remaining options will shake the financial system to its core. More importantly, each of these has the power to create widespread social upheaval.

When inflation eats away at a family’s already meager standard of living, when austerity eliminates the benefits to which recipients have grown accustomed, when default vanquishes a retiree’s savings, when high taxes make workers feel like they’re just government serfs– this is when the real turmoil will begin:

* Rising crime: devoid of a job or means to support their families, people will turn to crime out of desperation

* Class warfare: with dividing lines drawn between have’s vs. have-not’s, it will become unpopular and even dangerous to be successful

* Corruption: low-level public service officials will look to supplement their income through bribery and kickbacks

* Black economy: An underground, cash-only (probably gold or foreign currency) economy will emerge with people getting paid in envelopes

* Censorship: Of course they’ll blame it on national security, but the idea will be to prevent public disparaging of government policy

* War: The government will need another major event to distract people from the real problems

* Protests/Riots: This is when things turn bloody

* Police state conditions: The government will close ranks and send the cops out to show all the little people who’s really in charge

There are a number of other manifestations, and many are already showing signs of emergence. The US and European police states are alive and well. Crime is on the rise.

In Europe, cops are doing battle in the streets with their citizens. Think it can’t happen in the US? Remember tanks in the streets during the LA riots? Remember New Orleans? Remember any number of G8/G20 protests?

Here’s the bottom line: all you have to do is glance at the headlines to see what happens when you strip people of their livelihood, of their ability to put food on the table for their families.

The US has been able to kick the can down the road with the most blunt social implications simply because the country benefits so much from a US-oriented financial system. This is coming to an end very, very quickly.

As a rule of thumb, the greater the economic distortion, the harder the collapse. The US economy has been in a fantasy world for so long, and when its dominant primacy is yanked away, the collapse will be at freefall speed.

Listen… I’m not talking about the end of the world here, I’m talking about difficult times ahead, and the things that go beyond economics. It’s time to face facts and look at how society will change (and has already changed).

Tomorrow, I’d like to write more about what we can do now. Meanwhile, please tell me what you think about this– how do you see society changing from this reset of the financial system?"

Friday, July 08, 2011

How do you Like me NOW?

That song by The Heavy is killer! I went to ITUNES and purchased their album.
Here is their video...WOW!

Question of the Day

What is the economic fruit of Barry Barack Harrison J. Bounel Soetoro Obama's Change and Hope?

By Joe Kovacs
© 2011 WND
The United States ranks last among all nations in the world when it comes to its current account balance, astronomically lower than every other economy, the CIA reports.

According to the most recent figures in the CIA World Factbook, America sits at the bottom of 191 nations, with a listed account balance of an astonishing negative $561 billion.

A possible American future?

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

War on Drug Users a Sham

A government with not enough to do, but lots of hungry mouths to feed

By Dave Duffy

Most people look in the wrong places for threats to society, and their perceptions are easily manipulated by the mass media, which is often spoon-fed its stories by politicians and government bureaucrats who have a vested interest in having people look in the wrong places.

Just this morning I read a New York Times story about an Appalachian community in Ohio that was "home to some of the highest rates of prescription drug overdoses in the state" and that had "growing numbers of younger victims." The story was an all-too-familiar government rant about drugs destroying families. Its cleverly selected anecdotes about children whose lives have been ruined by prescription drugs — "including a seventh grader" — may contain some truth, but in a society of 300 million there are always some poor souls destroying themselves with bad behavior.

The sources quoted in this story were some of the usual government misinformers: a health bureaucrat who warns, "Around here, everyone has a kid who is addicted," a police chief who cautions, "We're raising third and fourth generations of prescription drug abusers now," and a state assemblyman who cries, "It's the darkest, most malevolent thing you've ever seen." And the usual government solutions have been proposed: new state and federal laws controlling prescription drugs, arrest and incarceration of offenders, and, of course, increased funding to do it all.

The story states that authorities are already making progress against the prescription drug problem by arresting doctors who prescribe them. One has already had his license revoked and another is on trial in federal court for "illegally dispensing prescription painkillers." Unfortunately, the article complains, "the drugs are legal, and it is hard to prosecute the people selling them." So the police chief has called for a "coordinated effort by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies," Ohio Governor Kasich "declared the county a pilot project for combating addiction," and the "Obama administration announced plans to fight prescription drug addiction nationally."

Lord help us, the government and the bureaucrats are coming to the rescue again, this time to keep us safe from prescription drugs. The article even cites three elderly drug pushers — a 64-year-old veteran, a 74-year-old Social Security recipient, and a lady called Granny who is in her 70s and is selling prescription drugs out of her house. These old folks and their doctors, the government says, are all part of this new threat to society.

But some of us know what's really going on. Big Government, in particular its obese drug enforcement underbelly, has too many bureaucrats with not enough to do. They need to justify their existence and appetite for our tax dollars, so they are following the business example of their more productive civilian counterparts by going out and creating more business for themselves.

This is the problem with government bureaucracies. Once they are in existence, they not only never go away but they expand into areas where they have no business. The current bureaucracy that enforces the government's War on Drugs is left over from Prohibition. It didn't go away once Prohibition ended, but merely changed its mission to combat marijuana, the devil weed that was threatening to destroy our youth. Now that the public is sick of the War on Marijuana, the bureaucracy needs a new enemy so they are trying to sell the public on the prescription drug menace. If it means carting Granny and her doctor off to jail, so what. It's business!

Unfortunately for us freedom-lovers in society, there are enough easily misinformed voters around that the government will probably succeed in convincing them that "something must be done to save our children from this new threat." Ordinary people who yesterday were law-abiding citizens will suddenly be deemed criminals for the sake of keeping the bureaucracy employed.

This is how government bureaucracies evolve, and how a tyrannical state ultimately emerges. Already, doctors are hesitant to prescribe many types of painkillers for their patients due to the undercurrent of suspicion the War on Prescription Drugs has created. Next time you need a painkiller for more than a month, ask your doctor to make your prescription renewable at the end of the normal one-month period. He most likely won't; it is simply too risky to be labeled by the feds as a doctor who may "over prescribe" prescription drugs.

It's a sad state of affairs in the formerly most-free country in the world, and I think it's going to get worse. When these government bureaucrats are done terrorizing old folks and doctors, they'll manufacture a new threat to keep themselves employed, and the cycle will continue until enough people understand that their turn to be a target of our unnecessary and underemployed government bureaucracy could be next.

All too few of us understand that the real threat to a free society comes from the society's own government and its ever-growing bureaucracy which must always be on the hunt for money to feed itself. It needs domestic enemies, so it preys on the rest of us like a pack of wolves among a flock of sheep.

Our military just killed bin Laden, who was a real threat to our society, but all the while we have been hunting him, our domestic army — the bureaucracy — has been waging a guerrilla war against us. Today it's Granny and her doctor, tomorrow it will be you.

Carnival Time

What happens if you are not a celebrity, cute female, or blessed by the attention of Nancy Grace media circus? Perhaps you are convicted by 1/100th the evidence presented against O.J. or Casey? This is what you look like:

Here is another defendant who was not cute or blessed by Nancy Grace Big Top:

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Why TheReligionofPeace.com has been added to Favorite Links

A factual and reasoned pluralistic site that simply reports accurate updates and established policies of 'the religion of peace'....

"In fact, Islam is dreadfully unique.

What other religion's most devoted members videotape themselves cutting people's throats while screaming praises to their god?

What other faith has tens of thousands of terrorists across the globe united by an explicit commitment to advance the cause of their religion by pursuing horrific mass murder and mutilation?

What other religion has clerics lauded as 'moderates', 'bridge-builders', and advocates of 'peace and tolerance' who, at best cannot even bring themselves to condemn suicide bombers or denounce Islamist terror organizations, or at worst actually support terrorism, wife-beating, female genital mutilation and justify the killing of apostates and homosexuals?

What other religion kills innocent people over cartoons and teddy bears, and murders humanitarian workers of other faiths who are merely trying to help them?

What other religion actually celebrated the 9/11 attacks, described the carnage as "one of the miracles of the Quran" and proclaimed it to be "God's work against oppressors"?

What other religion childishly brags about its growth while at the same time openly denies other religions equal opportunity to evangelize and even endorses killing those who leave?

What other religion has prominent PR organizations and charities so closely tied to terrorism - organizations like CAIR, which whine about dress codes and rubber ducks in the West while ignoring the Jihad genocide of thousands in Darfur?

What other religion has verses in its holy book that remind men of their divine permission to beat their wives and rape their slaves?

The list could go on (and does - each day on TheReligionof-Peace.com). Islam so routinely produces horrible atrocities in the name of Allah that no one is all that surprised when...

Adults are tied to a tree or planted in the ground and bludgeoned to death by fundamentalists for engaging in consensual sex...

A New York woman trying to file for divorce is beheaded by her husband, who also happens to be the founder of a Muslim-American TV channel dedicated to combating "misconceptions" and "stereotypes" about Islam...

Religious leaders are charged by authorities with plotting spectacular acts of mass murder in the name of their god...

Clerics advocate raping virgins prior to executing them for verbal crimes such as political dissent...

Pollsters admit that about 1 out of 3 Muslims worldwide (450 million) view the terrorism of 9/11 as justified...

A Christian is murdered in front of his own family for leaving Islam, and his children then kidnapped and 'conscripted' by his killers...

80% of all federal terror prosecutions involve a religion that is practiced by only 1% of all Americans..."

When Rock Was Real

I was in a few rock bands in the 60's, and remember when rock was raw, fun, and un-choreographed....like this:

Here's another, great audio but no live band....
this is the classic garage band rock sound....all local rock bands of the 60's covered this jewel!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Alex Jones on the Declaration of Independence

Question on July 4, 2011

Do I comprehend this selection from the Declaration of Independence?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Happy Birthday United States and Declaration of Independence!

United States Exceptionalism began with this document:

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
John Hancock
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

Sunday, July 03, 2011

July 2011, Nitro WV new, obituaries, and noteworthy events

Ralph "Jack" Higginbotham, 66, of Cross Lanes, WV passed away July 20, 2011, after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Patrick Higginbotham; daughter, Paula Higginbotham Minner; granddaughter, Shannon Minner; stepchildren, Rodney (Cathy) Hurd and Michelle (Brian) Barton; stepgrandchildren, Dylan and Corey Hurd and Hannah and Ben Barton; two brothers, Bob Higginbotham (Rosalee) and Arnold Higginbotham (Frances).

Phyllis J. Drake Yates of Nitro passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She graduated from Nitro High School in 1944 and Charleston School of Commerce. She was a former employee of McClanahan Insurance, Insurance Exchange, and later was a caregiver in the area.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Bertha Steele Drake; and sisters, Catherine Drake, Geraldine Drake, Ruth Drake Gandee.
She is survived by her children, Beverly Yates Stamper and husband, Don, of East Bank, Johnny Yates and wife, Ginny, of Hiram, Ga., Miriam Yates Thornton and husband, Rick, of Charleston and Sally Yates McDonald and husband, Mike, of Hurricane; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Delores Burdette and husband, Clarence, of Cross Lanes and Carol Young and husband, Charles, of St. Albans; sisters-in-law, Garnet Yates of Poca, June Yates of Sissonville and Betty Yates Deen of Eleanor.

Sidney Stephenson, 81, of Cross Lanes passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011.
He was the son of the late Newton J. and Marie Stephenson. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Stephenson Thomason; and brother, David Stephenson.
He was a teacher and counselor for Kanawha County public schools. He was also a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a retired member of the Air National Guard.
Surviving: son and his wife, Sam Stephenson and Susan Stephenson of North Carolina; daughter and her husband, Lydia Stephenson and Steve Rzucidlo of Ohio; son-in-law, Joel Thomason of South Carolina; grandchildren, Lindsey, Philip, Rachel, Elizabeth and Drew; sister, Nancy Salai of South Carolina; and brother, Jack Stephenson of Charleston.

Dollie D. Hunt Vanoy, 86, of Cross Lanes passed away peacefully on July 8, 2011.
She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, loved music and played guitar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar James Vanoy; son, Eddie Charles Vanoy; parents, Arnold Harvey and Gertrude Ethel McCoy Hunt; brothers, Woodrow Wilson, William Arnold and Lafayette Staten Hunt; and sisters, Sadie Mae McKenzie, Pearl Juanita Pence, Laverne Elisabeth Ferrell, Evelyn Alice Moles and Ruby Ellen Smith.
Surviving her are son, Elvis Wayne Vanoy of Cross Lanes; daughters, Linda Faye Vanoy Jenkins of Live Oak, Florida, Carolyn Ann Vanoy Clemons of Fort Myers, Florida, Lorene Vanoy Miller of Cross Lanes and Geneva Rachel Vanoy Barefield of St. Albans; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

William Bill Kenneth Dempsey II, 47, passed away July 1, 2011 in Murrell's Inlet, S.C., after a short illness.
Bill was a graduate of Nitro High School and attended NIT. He was a builder by trade, but will be remembered as a man who would give the shirt off of his back for a friend. He had a heart of gold and will be deeply missed by his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Kenneth Dempsey; paternal grandparents, Faye H. and Joe W. Dempsey Sr.; maternal grandparents, Irene and Clarence Ryan; and daughters, Miranda Louise Dempsey and Crystal Dawn Dempsey.
He is survived by his son, William K. Dempsey III of Hurricane; mother, Shirley Hall of Milton; brothers, Brian Dempsey of Roanoke, Va., and Rick Dempsey of Cross Lanes; sister, Jan Dempsey Woodruff of Hurricane; niece, Brittany McCown; nephew, Ethan Cole Dempsey; and aunt, Marian Cavender of Cross Lanes.

Mrs. Loretta Aileen Bowles, 77, of Nitro passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011.
Loretta lived in the area her whole life, and attended First Baptist Church in St. Albans. She loved her family and enjoyed her antiques and her flowers.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Oval Joseph; and sister, Francis Harrison of Nitro. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Carrol Gene Bowles; daughter, Tammy Bowles and husband Cary "Doug" Sharp of Nitro; brother, Roger Lee Joseph of Nitro; two grandsons, Justin Sharp of Nitro and Joshua Sharp of Teays Valley; and great-granddaughter, Jane Marie Sharp of Nitro.

The Mountaineers have lost their biggest fan, Bobby Wayne Massengill Sr., 68, of Cross Lanes. Bob passed away at home on July 1, 2011. He was born on November 10, 1942, in Morristown, Tenn., to Dallas and Letha Massengill. In 1963, Bob left the surf and sun of Myrtle Beach to follow the love of his life, Patsy, back to West Virginia, where they would spend 47 blessed years together. Bob was a graduate of East Tennessee State University and was an active member of Cross Lanes Baptist Church. Bob worked as a successful clothing salesman for over 40 years. Bob was a loving husband, father and uncle, and will truly be missed by his family and friends who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas and Letha Massengill; his brother, Joe E. Williams Jr.; his sister, Mary Jo Williams; and his beloved dog, "Sassy." Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Tucker Massengill; his son, Bobby Wayne Massengill Jr.; sister, Brenda Kay Dancy of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Question of the Day, Saturday

"Presidential Control: The President of the United States, as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, is the sole authority for the employment of U.S. nuclear weapons."

Who is the man who owns the United States' nuclear arsenal?

"Before personnel are assigned to designated DoD PRP or DOE HRP positions, a screening process is conducted that includes the following:
a personal security investigation and the awarding of a security clearance;
a medical evaluation to determine the physical and mental fitness of the individual;
a review of the individual’s personnel file and any other locally available information concerning behavior or conduct that may be relevant
a personal interview to ascertain the individual’s attitude toward the reliability program; and
a proficiency qualification process designed to certify that the individual has the training and experience necessary to perform the assigned duties.

The certifying official is responsible for determining a person’s overall qualifications and for assigning that individual to a substantive position.

Once a person begins to perform duties in a DoD PRP or DOE HRP position, that individual is periodically evaluated to ensure continued conformity to reliability standards. Any information that raises questions about an individual’s judgment or reliability is subject to review. For example, whenever a prescription drug is prescribed to a certified individual, depending on the effects of the particular medication, that person might be temporarily suspended from nuclear weapons-related duty. Personnel who cannot meet the standards are eliminated from the program and relieved of their nuclear weapons-related responsibilities."

What do we (not) know?
Top 25 records Barack Hussein Obama is hiding from the public.

1 Certified copy of original birth certificate
2 Columbia University transcripts
3 Columbia thesis paper
4 Campaign donor analysis requested by 7 major watchdog groups
5 Harvard University transcripts
6 Illinois State Senate records
7 Illinois State Senate schedule
8 Law practice client list and billing records/summary
9 Locations and names of all half-siblings and step-mother
10 Medical records (only the one page summary released so far)
11 Occidental College Transcripts
12 Parent’s marriage Certificate
13 Record of baptism
14 Selective Service registration records
15 Schedules for trips outside of the United States before 2007
16 Passport records for all passports
17 Scholarly articles
18 SAT and LSAT test scores
19 Access to his grandmother in Kenya
20 List of all campaign workers that are lobbyists
21 Punahou grade school records
22 Noelani Kindergarten records are oddly missing from the the State of Hawaii Department of Education.
23 Page 11 of Stanley Ann Dunham’s divorce decree.
24 Why did Barack Obama resign from the Illinois bar and where are all of the relevant documents?
25 Why did Michelle Obama resign from the Illinois bar after only about four years of practice and where are all of the relevant documents?

Friday, July 01, 2011