FILE - In a Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, the Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse, in Columbia, S.C. For 15 years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to consider removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, but opinions changed within five days of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, as a growing tide of Republicans joined the call to remove the battle flag from a Confederate monument in front of the Statehouse and put it in a museum., File (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)Yahoo News – by Rick Newman

Alotta Signs of Sparks, Nev., typically sells about five Confederate flags per week. On Monday, however, 46 orders came in. Then South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the stars and bars from her state’s capitol grounds. The next morning, Alotta Signs logged 200 orders for Confederate flags, most of them through Amazon (AMZN). “We don’t even have the lowest price,” says Dave Pearson, owner and president of the company. “It’s nuts.”   Continue reading “Retailers pull Confederate flags–after sales soar”

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As Zero Hedge reminded us today, three things are true where the soon-to-be-announced new $10 American Federal Reserve Note is concerned:

  1. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has revealed that Alexander Hamilton will soon be removed from the $10 note in favor of an as-yet-unnamed woman (or possibly “woman”).
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  2. Secretary Lew has stated that “America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we stand for.”
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  3. Secretary Lew has also said: “Our paper bills . . .have long been a way for us to honor our past and express our values.”  

Continue reading “If American Dollars Express American Values and We Are About to Change the $10 Bill…”

Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown, January 23, 2015

I have to tell you that I like this sheriff! Fulton County, New York Sheriff Thomas Lorey volunteered his county to participate in a pilot program that asked gun owners to go online and register each of the guns they own. However, Lorey did so with a specific purpose and that was to send a message to the bureaucrats in Albany, including the governor. What message did he want to send? “We will not comply.”

“I’m asking everyone that gets those invitations to throw them in the garbage because that is where they belong,” Lorey said to a group of conservative activists. “They go in the garbage because, for 100 years or more, ever since the inception of pistol permits, nobody has ever been required to renew them.”   Continue reading “New York Sheriff on Gun Registration Letters: Toss Them in the Trash”

Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown, January 2015

Bill Whittle quickly became one of my favorite commentators. In the following monologue, Whittle brilliantly displays something I have pointed out concerning how the socialist and communist gun grabbers in America demonize guns. He exposes their bias to all of the relevant FBI data at their disposal.

Whittle rightly points out that America tops the list of guns per capita. There are 90 guns per every 100 people. Not only does this arsenal among the American people make it a force to be reckoned with against those who would seek to dominate the US population, but these weapons are the means of fighting against tyranny and oppression.   Continue reading “USA: First in World in Gun Ownership – Not Even in Top 100 Countries for Murder Rate”

An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005, with the Potomac river in the ..Yahoo News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, to deter any possible further Russian aggression in Europe, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Citing U.S. and allied officials, the newspaper said that if approved the proposal would mark the first time since the Cold War that Washington has stationed heavy military equipment in the newerNATO member states in Eastern Europe that were once part of the Soviet sphere of influence.   Continue reading “Pentagon poised to store heavy weapons in Baltic and Eastern Europe – NYT”

DakotaZ Free Press – by Devin Saxon

Last Tuesday, a concerned citizen in Rapid City informed an attendant at the front desk of the Department of Social Services that a Pontiac in the 85 degree heat was parked in the DSS’s own parking lot with two small children occupying it, and no parent in the area. What happened next was astounding, the front desk attendant then called an EMPLOYEE working at DSS to inform her to move her children out of the car in the parking lot. Continue reading “Woman Working At Dept. of Social Services in Rapid City Leaves Her Kids In Car While She is at Work”

CBP Helicopter - BBTX Photo - Bob PriceBreitbart – by Brandon Darby

Breitbart Texas has learned that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The helicopter was interdicting a narcotics load and working alongside agents from the U.S. Border Patrol, who operate under the umbrella of the CBP. The helicopter was operating in the Laredo Sector of Texas, immediately across the border from the Los Zetas cartel headquarters of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.   Continue reading “US CBP Chopper Down at Texas Border, Fired on from Mexico”

Yahoo News – by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EMILY SWANSON

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.

The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 72 percent of Americans support legal status for such immigrants.   Continue reading “B.S. Alert: Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally”

Huffington Post – by Ryan Grenoble

A Georgia man openly carried a fully loaded AR-15 semiautomatic rifle into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest in the world.

Jim Cooley was armed with the weapon — complete with an extended capacity 100-round drum — when he went to drop his daughter off for a flight last Friday. Following the enactment of new state legislation in 2014, it’s actually legal to carry a rifle in the open in the airport, so long as the holder doesn’t attempt to pass through airport security.   Continue reading “Man Decides World’s Busiest Airport Is A Good Place To Openly Carry A Loaded AR-15”

Rep. Steve King and State Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey address a meeting about the spread of Avian Influenza Saturday in Rock Rapids, IowaKTIV 4

SIBLEY, IA (AP) –Iowa farmers who have been dealing with thousands of dead chickens attracting flies for weeks are frustrated with the government’s response to the ongoing bird flu outbreak. The Des Moines Register reports several chicken and turkey farmers expressed their concerns at public meetings in northwest Iowa Saturday.

Merlin DeGroot says he’s waiting for government crews to dispose of his dead chickens, but the agencies involved haven’t coordinated plans well.   Continue reading “Some Iowa farmers upset with government’s bird flu response”

Paper bags of seed drying in the mudroom.A Way to Garden

AROUND NOW, THE HOOKS on my mudroom walls offer no space for coats (though the weather hints I’ll be needing mine). Too many paper shopping bags are hanging there instead (photo above), one after another with faded, upside-down plants inside, meant to let go of their increasingly dry seed.  That’s my primitive tactic, but there are better ways to save seed, and the Organic Seed Alliance shares them—from which variety you grow with eventual saving in mind, to maintaining that crop in the garden, to drying and even storing it–in a free, 30-page book-like pdf download loaded with both the botanical science and sensible tips, too.     Continue reading “Free to download, an expert guide to seed-saving”

Alameda Creek dam destroyed by vandals, releasing 50 million gallons of water that had been stored for the drought. (KPIX)CBS SF – by Brandon Mercer

FREMONT (CBS SF) — An attack on an inflatable dam holding back precious stores of water on Alameda Creek let loose nearly 50,000,000 gallons of water, enough to serve 500 families for an entire year, said the Alameda County Water District (ACWD).

“This is a very significant loss of water under any circumstances, and more so in the drought conditions we are experiencing,” said ACWD General Manager Robert Shaver. “It is an utterly senseless, destructive, and wasteful thing to do.”   Continue reading “50 Million Gallons Of Water Lost In Attack On Inflatable Dam, Worsening Drought Emergency For Alameda County”

Convention of States – by Mark Meckler

The Alabama state motto is “We dare defend our rights,” and that sentiment was on display today in the Alabama State Capitol.

Earlier this afternoon, Alabama become the first state in 2015 to pass the Convention of States application to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

The Senate passed HJR 112 today, which had been first passed by the House a few weeks ago. Then, because of minor amendments to the resolution, it was sent back to the House where it passed by a vote of 92-7.   Continue reading “Alabama joins Florida, Georgia, and Alaska and passes the Convention of States resolution”

Keloland TV – by Kevin Woster

STURGIS, SD – The shootout between outlaw motorcycle gangs that left nine dead and 18 injured in Waco, Texas has law enforcement officers preparing for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a watchful eye on gangs around the country.

But then, paying close attention to outlaw motorcycle gangs is part of rally law enforcement every year.   Continue reading “Sturgis Police Watch Outlaw Gangs After Waco Shootout”