Originally posted on Aotearoa: A Wider Perspective:
In the good old days the “made” boys had one rule: YOU LEAVE THE FAMILY ALONE!
That, so they said, was the honourable thing to do. You could kill each other and run rough shot over the neighbourhood, destroy the lively hoods from small shop owners in the quest for more loot but….. YOU LEFT THE FAMILY ALONE!
This badge of honour was important and everybody around these guys made damn sure they left the families of these guys alone. Everybody in the streets knew who the families of these guys were, how much money they spend and how luxuriously they lived but no matter what happened to your family you left theirs alone!
In fact if one of the “made” guys got killed or took one for the gang and went to prison to protect the Don, his family could count on an income. You want to know how…
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Originally posted on The Daley Gator:
Will the media cover this story? Lets see
Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army and Republicanactivist who supports the Confederate battle flag, burned her lifetime membership card to the NAACP at a multi-racial unity rally to save the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturday. After the rally, however, Barnum was injured in an accident when the truck she was in rolled over after reportedly being chased, Save Our South public relations spokesperson Jonathan Barbee told Examiner.com Sunday.
The truck was being driven by Anthony Hervey, another speaker at Saturday’s rally. According to the McAlester News-Capital, Hervey was killed in the accident, which took place near Oxford, Mississippi. Initially, supporters thought Barnum had been killed as well, but the tough Army veteran posted a video to Facebook ensuring everyone that rumors of her death were quite premature.
Supporters were relieved to hear Barnum survived…
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Originally posted on Beyond Highbrow - Robert Lindsay:
This is one of the weirdest articles I have read in a long time.
The feminists just keep getting more and more nuts.
So this is where it’s all headed, eh? The true meaning of feminism is that the husband has no right whatsoever to put any limits on his wife’s sex life or sex partners because feminism means that wives have the right to choose whoever they want to have sex with in their marriage – their husbands, other men, or both, and apparently to interfere in her freedom of choice is anti-feminism!
Just when you thought feminism couldn’t get anymore insane, we read this.
Robert Stark asked me a while back if the Cultural Left would ever run out of demands or if they would keep moving the goalposts and pushing the envelope forever. I believe that in my lifetime, we will not see a satisfied Cultural…
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Originally posted on TIME:
Taylor Swift has been surprising fans by bringing her super-famous pals on stage during her 1989 tour. During Monday night’s concert in Washington, D.C., Tay outdid herself by bringing out Lorde, who flew across the world to be there. They performed “Royals” together:
Fans were super excited about this, obviously:
At a different point in the night, Swifties experienced another surprise when the stage completely malfunctioned, leaving Tay stuck up on a platform.
“They just told me in my ear that I might be stuck up here forever,” she told the packed stadium. “This thing is broken.” She laughed it off and handled it with aplomb:
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Originally posted on Рейхстаг-Кремль Экспресс:
Rada-Kommission wirft Poroschenko und Geletej Tod von Militärs bei Ilowajsk vor
Eine zeitweilige Ermittlungskommission der Obersten Rada hat dem ukrainischen Präsidenten Pjotr Poroschenko, Ex-Verteidigungsminister Valeri Geletej und Generalstabschef Viktor Muschenko den Tod von Soldaten bei Ilowajsk vorgeworfen. Die Schlußfolgerungen des Gremiums wurden am Montag in Kiew von Kommissionschef Andrej Sentschenko bekanntgegeben.
„Eine der Ursachen für diese Tragödie war Poroschenkos fehlender Wunsch, das Kriegsrecht in den umkämpften Gebiete Donezk und Lugansk zu verhängen… Das hatte eine Desorganisation der militärischen Leitung zur Folge“, fuhr Andrej Sentschenko fort.
- Nicht gebildet worden sei ein einheitliches Zentrum für die Organisation der Verteidigung des Landes.
- Es habe auch keinen strategischen Plan des Einsatzes der Streitkräfte und anderen bewaffneten Formationen gegeben…
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Originally posted on Notes from the Scriptorium:
Kindle Edition, 144 Pages
“On a summer’s day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world.
A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the ‘Great Charter’ established an Englishman’s right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights.
Dan Jones’s elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and…
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Originally posted on CDR Kerchner (Ret)'s Blog:
Hillary Clinton The First Birther? Not Quite. Barack Obama Himself Was!
See this USA Today article for half the story and an attempt to absolve Hillary: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/fact-check-clinton-cruz-trump-birther/29631903/ Hillary operatives did bring the issue up long before any Republican Party operatives. But Obama himself is the original Birther. See this collection for the facts and statements dating from 1991 to 2007 about Obama, Michelle, and other family members and Kenyan government officials saying that he was born in Kenya and not the USA. Barack Obama II himself was the original Birther, long before Hillary’s operatives started speaking about Obama being foreign born in late Dec 2007 and the spring of 2008: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3248475/Kenyan-Gov-Officials-African-Newspapers-Obama-1991-Bio-Barry-Obama-Obama-Family-Mbrs-and-other-Accounts-Reporting-Obama-is-Kenyan-Born
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