George Thorogood

The first time I ever heard George Thorogood was at Live Aid. He played Madison Blues, then introduced Albert Collins and we got some more blues, and my musical life was never the same after that. Many years later, I had the chance to see George play the Armadillo in Glasgow. And let me tell you, that was a great concert!

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This is an excellent article by Copious Gasser on the subject of Genocide. Please note that this is not meant to be a lengthy, in depth discussion about genocide. CG makes this very clear and implores us to do further research on our own. It becomes crystal clear why CG felt the need to take on this subject. Look and reflect on the times we are living in and what is down the road for the United States. We are not immune from genocide and our history reveals this dark side of our past.

I will be re-posting an article I did back in April, 2010 on Rhodesia and the reign of terror that was forced upon that country and most of Southern Africa by robert mugabe and his followers. I have re-worked and updated this article that I will be re-posting. The significance for today is again, crystal clear and the implications of genocide in our country are frightening at best, dark and possibly bloody at the very worst. PatriotUSA 



WARNING: Disturbing Information and Images in this Post. Proceed at your own risk.
Over the weekend, I watched Netflix and came upon a documentary done by PBS and BBC: Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State. This is a six part series and I watched the first two so far. Highly informative and well done. I’ll be watching the rest of the series in the coming days.

What is Genocide?

Whenever someone mentions Genocide, naturally the Holocaust comes to mind. Hitler and his minions succeeded in killing over 6 million Jews. How could this happen? Was it an aberration? Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial,political, or cultural ;group.

Sadly, the practice of genocide has been an ongoing occurrence throughout human history. Almost every society has practiced genocide at some moment in their history. Yes, even the United States in the attempted extermination of Native Indians. Sadly, the practice of genocide still occurs in modern age. Notably, in Darfur and more recently Christians in Muslim countries are being systematically hunted down and killed.

Does Genocide work?

Does genocide work in completely eradicating a society or group of people? If we go back into the history books, we see that almost every practice of genocide does not completely succeed. One exception is when the Romans completely destroyed Carthage. Could there have been more? In ancient history, before times of writing, there are numerous examples of society’s that are no longer with us, usually due to a practice of genocide by a stronger neighbor. Keep in mind, the number of people that were killed back then was much lower than the attempted genocides of modern history.

What prevents Genocide?

Keeping the premise that any society can evolve to practice genocide, it is important to look at the three factors that keep society’s civilized and not practice genocide.

1st – Society’s that have religious morals.
2nd – Society’s that have democracy.
3rd – Society’s that connect with each other.

A decade or so ago, there was a horrendous slaughter of innocents in Rwanda. The Hutu’s attempted genocide of the Tutsi tribe. Surprisingly, at the time, 90% of Rwandans were practicing Christians. Also, surprisingly, Rwanda was a democracy at the time. They fulfilled the first two conditions, but failed at the last. By being separated into two tribes, the Hutu’s were able to dehumanize the Tutsi’s and then feel justified in attempting to exterminate them.

That last point is a crucial factor in a genocide even happening. It doesn’t happen overnight, but through a long strategy of dehumanizing a group of people. In Nazi Germany, there was a widespread program of blaming the Jews for the woes of the nation. They dehumanized the Jews by depicting them as pigs, animals and worse. Keep in mind, this happened over a period of 8 years before the Nazi’s finally started killing the Jews in earnest.

In totalitarian atheistic society’s the genocide is even worse. It happens much more quickly and is much more effective. In Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao’s Red China, between them they managed to kill an estimated 100 million people. In Cambodia, the killing fields of the 70′s was managed by the dictator Pol Pot who said they were just exterminating vermin.

Why Talk About Genocide?
So what does this have to do with us today? As of now, the United States fulfills all three conditions for not practicing genocide. But just barely. Politics today have divided us into two camps, the conservatives and the liberals. Most of them are pretty reasonable, but there are extremists on both sides. The liberals and the media accuse the right of hate speech and actions. Looking at all the evidence though, the left and the media have been actively working together to promote hate against the right. Left unchecked, this could mean dire implications to the people of the United States.

What Can We Do About Genocide?

Once a group of people start practicing genocide it is almost impossible to get them to stop unless we go to war and defeat them utterly. This is sad, but since genocide doesn’t happen overnight but through a planned indoctrination of children and adults, it is very hard to break that conditioning.

We need to be constantly on the alert for signs of indoctrination. Yes, in the U.S. there is indoctrination going on in our public schools. There is indoctrination by our President. He constantly blames others for our woes. He promotes division not unity among the U.S. Remember, it took the Nazi’s eight years before they really started killing the Jews. Can we afford to have eight years of Obama? The signs are there, as a society we are heading down the dismal path. Luckily, we can jump off that path at any time.

Muslim countries and those that follow Sharia Law are especially troublesome. By believing that all who do not follow Islam are unclean and therefore unfit to live, they are primed to be genocidal. In fact, it is the expressed aim of the Iranian president to wipe out Israel and all Jews.

In Summary

Genocide is not just a historical event, but one that has pervaded human kind throughout history and continues to this day. By recognizing that any society can devolve into the insanity of genocide, we are more able to recognize the signs and attempt to prevent it.

Rather than expound on some issues, I’ve only lightly touched on some of them in this post. Feel free to explore in detail if you wish.

Original source is here from Copious Gasser.

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Remembering Eddy Shaver

Here's a live recording of the one and only Eddy Shaver playing with his dad, Billy Joe. Sadly, Eddy passed away a few years ago, but Billy Joe is still touring. Go and see him if you get the chance!

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Two Names on the Wall (Re-post and Update/2)

Gary Fouse fousesquawk

As I did last Memorial Day, I am re-posting my original article, "Two names on the Wall", in honor of Dorian Houser and Michael Vinassa, two friends from my youth whom we lost in Viet Nam, with an update.
Original Post

Two Names on the Wall- Reposting and Update

What follows is a post I originally put up in December 2007 and re-posted last Memorial Day. There is a brief update at the end.

I've been thinking about what kind of posting I would put up to mark Memorial Day. I finally decided to re-post an essay I originally put up in December 2007 in connection with the Viet Nam memorial in Washington DC. It will always be appropriate. I hope you appreciate it.

Dorian Jan Houser (1946-1967)
Michael G Vinassa (1946-1966)

The recent news that someone had defaced the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington served to bring back my memories of two of my childhood friends whose names appear on that wall. Mike Vinassa and Dorian Houser were both from west Los Angeles, where I also grew up. We belonged to the same high school social club. All three of us entered military service after high school. I was assigned to Germany; they were sent to Viet Nam. I returned and went on with the rest of my life. They died in Viet Nam. Forty years later, with our country once again at war and American soldiers sacrificing their lives for America, we should also remember those that gave their lives in Viet Nam.

I first knew Dorian in the 1950s. He and his brother, Lee, played on my little league team. Their father was our coach. Later, my relationship with Dory continued in school. In high school, we both belonged to a club called the Chancellors of Venice. As was common in west LA, there were many (off-campus) clubs formed for social purposes. We all had our club jackets, with the name of the club and locale (Venice or WLA) embroidered on the back. The colors of the clubs varied (ours was green). As we ended our high school days, these clubs disbanded as we went our separate ways-off to college, work or military service. In Dory's case, he entered the Marines in 1966, and after training, was sent to Viet Nam. On May 10, 1967, one month before his 21st birthday, he was killed in Quang Tin. He was hit in the chest by shrapnel and killed instantly.

I happened to be home on leave from Germany when we got the news that Dory was dead. I was able to attend his funeral before returning back to Germany. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it after all these years, but I chose not to wear my uniform to the funeral, simply because I was afraid his family might react emotionally to it. I have always regretted that decision.

Dory was the kind of guy that no one could dislike. He was friendly and unassuming. Needless to say, his funeral was a sad and emotional event. In the last couple of years, I have visited his grave a couple of times since my mother-in-law is interred in the same cemetery. About a year ago, I came across a posting about Dory by his sister. She described her brother and was looking for anyone who knew Dory and remembered him. I answered her post, but the email is no longer valid. As yet, I have not been able to contact her.

Mike Vinassa was also a member of the Chancellors. He was a stout, barrel-chested kid with a big tattoo on his shoulder, something unusual at the time for someone so young (still in high school). Needless to say, he was tough and didn't mind a good fight. Most other kids knew not to mess with him, but among his friends, he was well-liked. I remember one night we were at a party and he wanted to (playfully) roughhouse with me. We started slap-fighting and wrestling on the front yard of the house, and (somehow) I was able to throw him to the ground and fall on top of him. As you may know, innocent roughhousing among teenagers can easily turn into a real fight, and I remember thinking that Mike might suddenly get mad, so I rolled over and let him get on top, thus letting him win the match.

After high school, I went on to complete 2 years of college before I entered the Army. I basically lost touch with Mike and Dory at that time.

I had recently arrived at my post of duty in Germany when I came across Mike's name while reading the Viet Nam obituaries in the Army Times. It wasn't until several months ago that I learned the circumstances of Mike's death, which occurred on May 22, 1966.

Mike was a member of C Co, Ist Bn, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cav Division (US Army). Ironically, Mike was a short-timer, soon to return to the US, and, on that day, assigned to non-combat duties. Yet he insisted on accompanying his unit on a final combat mission in the Vinh Thanh Valley. It was on that final mission, that Mike lost his life-under heroic conditions. He personally led a group of his comrades in charging and taking out a machine gun nest that was pinning down his unit, but was fatally shot in the process. For his actions, Mike was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. His sole survivor was his mother.

In subsequent years, I have been able to find both their names on the Viet Nam Memorial. (I was living in the Washington area at the time.) As stated, I have visited Dory's grave, but as yet, have not identified Mike's cemetery. When I look back at my life after the Army, I contemplate how I finished college, began my career, got married, had children, retired, and now find myself in my 60s. But as I looked down on Dory's grave, I realized that he and Mike are frozen in time-forever 20 years old. I wonder what became of their parents, the rest of the families.

In a sense, today's soldiers are more fortunate than those who went to Viet Nam. The overwhelming majority of the American people greatly respect them (with the notable exception of the usual mindless idiots who are not worth further mention in this essay). Soldiers returning from Viet Nam were often subject to dispicable treatment from those of their own generation who did everything they could to avoid military service. Once the Viet Nam War ended, the country wanted to forget about it as quickly as possible-after all, it was just a tragic period in our history. We also forgot about our Viet Nam veterans who came back alive-in so many cases, as walking wounded. They deserved so much better from us. They are still among us, and in many cases, still wounded.

All of us who lost friends or family members in Viet Nam should try to keep their memories alive and honor them. God rest their souls.

Michael G Vinassa- Panel 07E, line 104
Dorian Jan Houser- Panel 19E, line 082

My original post was discovered on the internet by Dory's sister, who was naturally shocked and deeply touched. She currently lives in central California. We exchanged a couple of e-mails. I learned that Dory's dad had passed on, but that his brother was still around and doing fine.

I finally discovered that Mike was interred at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills. As yet, I have not gotten up there to visit his grave, but I will. I learned from a mutual childhood friend that Mike's father had been killed in the Korean war. Mike was all his Mom had.

Last year, I was finally able to pay my respects at Mike's grave at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills. Even though I was able to obtain the grave marker and a map from the office, finding graves at Forest Lawn proved to be tricky since the little stone markers they use to give row and plot numbers are worn. (I was also looking for my aunt's grave, but never could find it.) In addition, there was a driving rainstorm. It took over 30 minutes, but I finally find Mike's grave. His Mom, who lost Mike's father in Korea, now lies next to him.  Because of the weather, I wasn't able to linger long. The next time I am in LA, I will try and return.

Last year, I was also contacted by a high school friend of Dory's (whom I had not known). He also served in Viet Nam, was living in Florida, and was trying to find where Dory was buried. I was able to give him the information he needed, plus put him in contact with Dory's sister. He is determined to come to California and pay his respects to Dory in the near future.

One way or another and to one extent or another, our generation was marked by Viet Nam, whether we served there or not. For Dory, Mike, 58,000+ other Americans and millions of
Vietnamese, the scar was total. In addition, we still have survivors among us from World War II, the Korean War, and the wars since Vietnam, not to mention that still on-going in Afghanistan. This is why Memorial Day is an important day for us all. If we ever forget their sacrifices, then we will have lost our greatness.
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Memorial Day 2012

This will be the only post until sometime Tuesday. Today will be spent in quiet solitude and with much prayer. My thoughts and comments will be minimal as to not take anything away from what Memorial Day is all about.

Thank you to all who sacrificed from the founding of our country, the United States Of America, who gave their all so that we can be free. Thank you to all who are now currently serving in our military and to each one of you who have served in the past.

Keaton Coffey was the latest Oregonian to be killed in the line of duty in service to his country.

Your service, sacrifice, honor, integrity, and love of country will NEVER be forgotten.

"Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.


Memorial Day 2012

RIP: Keaton Coffey. Boring, Oregon.

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV/AP) -Marine Corporal Keaton Coffey is the most recent Oregonian to die while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Defense Department, Coffey, 22, was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province 

Family friends told Fox12 that Keaton had attended George Fox University for a few months before deciding he wanted to join the Marines.

Keaton was planning to be married this summer.

Keaton's father is a well-known member of the Portland Fire Bureau who retired as a battalion chief but returned to work on the bureau's hazmat department.

On Saturday, Coffey's parents attended a dignified transfer ceremony that took place at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where the marine's coffin, draped with the American flag, was loaded onto an aircraft carrier.

Cpl. Keaton Coffey, Oregon Marine killed Thursday in Afghanistan, was to be married in July

Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey was just weeks away from a new chapter of his life.

The gifts had been registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and the invitations had been sent: In July, the 22-year-old planned to marry Brittany Dygert, a local hair stylist whom he met through his mother.

But on May 24, the Marine was killed during his second tour of duty while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He had been assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was the 153rd service member with Oregon and Southwestern ties to die in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, according to a list compiled by The Oregonian.

Coffey was the only child of Grant and Inger Coffey, of Boring, and attended the nearby Damascus Christian School from kindergarten to his senior year. He graduated in 2007 and briefly attended George Fox University shortly before joining the Marines.

"He was one of the good ones," said history teacher Linda Urbanowski, who taught him from seventh through 12th grade.

Tim Oakley, the former principal of Damascus Christian School, described Coffey as "every parent's dream."

He was polite, respectful, kind and considerate, Oakley said. Coffey wasn't an "out front" leader, Oakley added, but was liked well enough to become student body president during his senior year.

View full sizeA Marine Corps carry team at Dover Air Force Base moves the transfer case of Cpl. Keaton Coffey, who was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday. Coffey, of Boring, was 22 years old.

Nobody was surprised by Coffey's move to join the Marines; his father, who has spent more than 35 years at Portland Fire & Rescue, helped the younger Coffey learn the importance of public service, they said.

"He had an attitude and a heart of service," said Bob Dennis, a family friend. "He put himself out for other people."

Throughout his deployment, the Coffeys often worried about their son's fate, and tried to keep in daily contact.

"We knew he was in a dangerous place and he had taken on a dangerous mission," said Urbanowski, his teacher. "We were just hoping that he'd be OK."

Many also noticed how much his service had done much for his confidence and sense of self. He seemed more of a leader, Urbanowski said.

During one of his leaves, Coffey had surprised Urbanowski at her classroom. She glanced up at the door and saw a young man in uniform. "He looked different, with that Marine posture and that Marine haircut," Urbanowski recalled.

Occasionally, she learned more about his new life from e-mails and letters from him or his family. She learned about a tattoo he had gotten in honor of one of his best friends from training camp, who had died during his first tour.

"I know he grieved deeply," she said. "I was going to see him soon and he was going to show me that tattoo."

In recent months, conversations had turned to the wedding, which Urbanowski planned to attend. Coffey's mother raved about his future bride, and told Urbanowski how the young couple would eventually move to Camp Pendleton.

Eventually, Urbanowski said, Coffey wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a firefighter himself.

Many of you may have read this already but it fits with today. This where the prayer at the top came from and was sent to me by a life long friend, Thank you Steven Davis and Ken Gillespie.


As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open.

The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:

'You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age.' And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine.

He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would be okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him I said, 'Looks like you're having a problem.'

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went I inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, 'What outfit did you serve with?'

He said that he served with the first Marine Division at Guadalcanal Pelieliu, and Okinawa .

He had hit three of the worst ones, and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it, and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again, and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me.

One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: 'Congressional Medal of Honor Society.'

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence.

Remember, as we approach another Memorial Day, OLD men like him gave you, and all of us, FREEDOM for America .

Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!

Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.


Field of Heroes at Century High School, Pocatello Idaho, Memorial Day, May 31 2010

Honors - Contributed by active duty Marine P. Clifton 2010
Idaho Field Of Heroes Memorial

I close with a song composed by and performed by Steve The Balladeer. The words to this song are patriotic, spiritual, filled with honor and reverence. The song is titled:

No Greater Love: The Fields of Pennsylvania

Published on May 27, 2012 by
John 15:13

Recorded Memorial Day weekend, 2012, in honor of all who have given "the last full measure of devotion" (Lincoln's Gettysburg Address) that we may be free!

Begun December, 2003
Completed September 2010

At Valley Forge & Gettysburg our nation was a-bornin'
Our nation grew in courage true, in the fields of Pennsylvania.

No greater Love, no greater Love hath a man,
Than to lay down his life for another man.
No greater Love, no greater love.

At Valley Forge with the great man George, there was death & longing & suffering
Our patriots knew the winter through, so much did they love liberty!

No great Love ...

At Gettysburg so many gave "The last full measure of devotion."
So much blood did hallow the ground, Blessed Lord, I thank You we are free.

No greater Love ...

At Stoney Creek, Flight 93, with heroes fighting bravely,
The plane went down --- "Let's Roll!" the last word
Over fields of Pennsylvania.

No greater Love ...

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Why Does the MSU at UC Irvine Call Michael Oren a War Criminal?

Michael Oren
Israeli ambassador to the US

In February of 2010, the Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, came to speak to a largely Jewish audience at UC Irvine. The UCI's Muslim Student Union, an organization that has brought a bad reputation to UCI for a decade, was also there. They did not come to listen, however. They came to disrupt. When it was over, UCI was once again in the international spotlight.

During the recent week of anti-Israel diatribes at UC Irvine hosted by the Muslim Student Union, I twice had the opportunity to ask four members of the so-called "Irvine 11" why they could not extend the same right of free speech to their opponents that they were enjoying themselves. One of the reasons given was that the Israeli ambassador (Michael Oren) whom they had disrupted at UC Irvine in 2010, was "nothing less than a war criminal".


Michael Oren, who is the current Israeli ambassador to the US, was actually born in the US to a Jewish family, but later emigrated to Israel, where he served with the Israeli Defense Forces. His bio is here on Wikipedia.

So Oren served in a theater of combat with the IDF (Lebanon). Does that make him a war criminal? Not in my eyes, but to the one-sided view of Israel's enemies and the MSU, it seems just the mere fact that Oren served with the IDF in combat against the terrorists (and those always charming Syrians) who are trying to destroy Israel makes him a war criminal. You know the line; genocide against the Palestinians (whose population keeps exploding notwithstanding the "genocide"), apartheid, etc.

This is not to say that some soldiers never commit war crimes. They do, but a decent nation (like Israel) has a system of justice to deal with those things-something that Hamas, Hezbollah and all the rest lack.

So what specific action did Oren commit that makes him a "war criminal"? It is true that during the Israeli incursion into Lebanon, the infamous massacres at the Shatila and Sabra refugee camps took place committed by Lebanese Phalangists in 1982. Israel was accused of allowing the massacre to take place since the area was under their occupation. Even if that is true, does that make Oren or every IDF soldier in Lebanon at that time a war criminal? Oren was also a media relations officer for the IDF during the 2006 war against Hezbollah and the 2008-09 fighting in Gaza. That and his current position as ambassador, make him a "war criminal" since he defends Israel's "war crimes".

According to the MSU.

I also take note that these reckless accusations are being thrown around by young men who have never served their country in uniform. What do they know of these things? Not even I would be so careless to throw that charge around although I have served the US Army in uniform-but not in a combat theater. I would be very cautious in calling someone a war criminal.

But to the former UCI students and MSU members, caution or facts mean nothing. Oren served in combat against Israel's enemies, gave the media Israel's version of the conflicts in 2006 and 2008-09, and now serves as Israel's ambassador. Thus, he is a "war criminal".

But who are the war criminals involved in the 2006 abduction, torture and murder of two Israeli border guards in 2006-which led to the fighting?

Who are the war criminals who send missiles from Gaza into Southern Israel, which sparked the 2008-09 Gaza conflict?

Who are the war criminals who snuck into the Fogel family home in Itimar and massacred an entire family including three children? Who are the war criminals who danced in the streets and passed out sweets in honor of the so-called "soldiers" who committed that horrific act? Apparently, slitting the throat of a months-old infant as it sleeps in its crib is not a war crime-it is an act of "heroic resistance", just as sending men and women into buses and pizza parlors to blow themselves up is not a war crime, but an act of "heroic resistance". Shooting rockets into Israeli schoolyards is not a war crime. It is "heroic resistance".

This past month, four arrogant young men told an audience that if the Israeli ambassador came back to speak at UCI, they would be there to disrupt him again.....because he is "war criminal". They spoke without disruption, but could not face the fact that they had denied that courtesy-that right- to the Israeli ambassador.

I suggest these four young men and the other seven who took part in that disgraceful disruption that gave UCI such a bad name take a few years off and serve their own country in uniform, as Oren did. It would be an education for them.

One they never got at UCI.

Gary Fouse

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Ducks swept away in Corvallis by Oregon State 5-0

Oregon State knocked the oregon ducks out of first place with their 5-0 victory over the duckes today in Corvallis. The Beavers avenged being swept in eugene last year that cost them the conference championship.

The Beavers get the sweep, the ducks still get to host a regional and it remains to be seen where Oregon State will end up for post season play.

Thank you Pat Casey and the Oregon State baseball team.


It's A Sweep: Starr, Beavers Shut Down Oregon In Season Finale

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Taylor Starr scattered seven hits in 6 1/3 innings and Michael Conforto and Kavin Keyes each drove in two to send the 23rd-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a 5-0 win over No. 5 Oregon Sunday at Goss Stadium. The win sent the Beavers to a series sweep of the Ducks. 

Starr improved to 5-2 after picking up the win. He threw 98 pitches in his second quality start of the season, allowing two walks with three strikeouts.

Conforto, meanwhile, drove in the game's first two runs as OSU scored first for the first time in the series. He singled home a run in the first then doubled home a run in the third. 

Keyes highlighted OSU's three-run seventh with a two-run single to the gap in left. That was preceeded by Ryan Dunn's single up the middle off Oregon closer Jimmie Sherfy, which gave the Beavers a 3-0 lead at the time.

Conforto's two hits paced the Beavers, who improved to 9-17 this season when being out-hit as Oregon tallied eight. Ryon Healy and Kyle Garlick each had two to pace the Ducks.

Jeff Gold started for Oregon and took the loss after allowing three hits and two runs in four innings. The right-hander dropped to 8-4 on the year.

The Beavers' win, coupled with Arizona's 8-7 victory over Arizona and Stanford's win versus Cal, means Oregon State finishes in fourth in the Pac-12 Conference with an 18-12 league record. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 38-18 overall record, matching their win total from a year ago.

The Ducks finished 42-17 overall and 19-11 in Pac-12 play. Oregon finishes at best second in the league. 

The Beavers now await their postseason fate, which will be revealed on the postseason selection show Monday morning at 9 a.m. PT. The show can be seen on ESPNU.

Make sure and check osubeavers.com for postseason information when it becomes available.

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Can I say this? Pat Condell's latest video

Pat Condell's latest video is a warning to the world about one of the MAIN exporter's of islamic funded propaganda, taqiyya, subversion, perversion, suppression, violence and death, saudia arabia.

Pat provides plenty of links for further reading and education.

The language is bit 'bright and flavorful' so now I can say you have been warned.



The kingdom that poisons the world.

Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism and the Spread of Sunni Theofascism

The kingdom in the closet

Saudi Arabia is 'biggest funder of terrorists'

Saudis fund sale of children trained as terrorists and suicide bombers

Saudis export anti-Christian and anti-Jewish textbooks across the world
‪ http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=268755

Saudi high school text book preaches hate

The UK's 'Undercover Mosque' scandal

If you live in England, contact lawyer Gavin Boby at ‪http://lawandfreedomfoundation.org/ and he'll be happy to give you all the free help and advice you need to stop a Saudi-funded mosque being built near you.

What goes on in a mosque - evidence from America

Police go undercover in mosque to find terrorists

American mosques: Jihad's incubators

Sharia and violence in American mosques

Mosques as barracks in America

Anti-gay bigotry at the East London mosque

Gay hate mosque opens school

Saudi school lessons in UK concern government

Islamic schools teach anti-Semitism and homophobia

Destroy all churches in the Arabian peninsula - Saudi Grand Mufti

Christian evangelist threatened with death penalty in Saudi Arabia

Christians imprisoned for worshipping at home

OIC Urges Ban on Relgious Intolerance . . . Saudis Ignore Message

Muslim countries target free speech - with help from the US

Could you be a criminal? US supports UN anti free speech measure

US, EU spearhead Islamic bid to criminalise free speech

Free speech found guilty by Europe

Lecturer fined for calling Koran 'evil'

The lawsuit against Lars Hedegaard: A warning to all


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Play at the plate in the ninth takes Oregon State to a win over Uof O 3-2!

The play at the plate that downed the ducks in Corvallis, Oregon today
Play at the plate in the ninth seals the win and the series for Oregon State over the university of oregon. This was a line drive catch and throw to plate to down the ducks in game 2. So about last year in eugene? What about it now?

A most sweet win this is. Now a sweep tomorrow would be great.

Post game interviews in case you are interested!

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Persecution Update 27 May 2012

Churches sealed shut in Indonesia Sudanese officials close Christian offices in South Darfur Families trust in Christ in Pakistan Judge upholds Christian's prison sentence in Egypt Persecution Update keeps you informed of what is going on in our world concerning persecuted Christians. (Info from Voice of the Martyrs Canada.) Download entire Quicktime movies for showing to your group or church from swordandspirit.com, the Human Rights page. 

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Travon Martin Day celebrated at southeast school

Tonight I said the hell with pain and splashed back enough Ezra Brooks 12 year old whiskey that I am not feeling much pain right now. I figured I better toss up a couple posts as I know the pain will return, Ezra is not the path to being pain free and I do not take this course of action very often.

As I have previously mentioned there are a couple excellent and truth filled sites to discover the real truth about thug, drug dealer and seller, travon martin. These are The Last Refuge, The Fellowship Of The Minds and now you can add The People's Cube to this list. I am sure there are others but these three have had some of the most extensive and best coverage on exposing travon martin for what he is.

This is from The People's Cube


Happy Trayvon Martin Day! 

Ahhhhh, comrades! It warms my progressive heart - in fact, my entire circulatory system! - to see yet again how ANYone can rise to the top here in the USSA, sometimes simply by beating a non-African-American Neighborhood Watch™ Captain! Yes, Malcom X Elementary School in Washington D.C. is progressively setting the standard! It's a glorious day!!!

So, how did the kids celebrate Trayvon Martin day? Did their teachers help them prepare purple drink/Purple Lean/Lean/Sizzurp in the school lab? Did the children stick their tongues out as they carefully mixed Promethazine/Codeine cough syrup and Sprite, or Arizona Watermelon, with Jolly Ranchers and/or Skittles thrown in? Did they then go to the school cafeteria and solemnly consume the beverage in small sips, in order to avoid unconsciousness and/or life threatening overdose? And then, when it turned them violent, did they go outside and beat the crap out of some random cracker who dared roam the neighborhood?

Original source is here.
Hat tip: The Last Refuge

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Oregon State Baseball Rocks! Past Casey gets 614th win and over the ducks


I bleed Orange and Black. Any doubts about who and what college team I like, am 100% loyal to and follow. Be it through the bad (there has been a lot of bad, especially in OSU football), the good and the great, I am 100%+ OREGON STATE.  

This is a NO DUCK zone and that means university of oregon whiners, fair weather fans and spoiled rich brats that overflow the u of O down in eugene, oregon. I call it Berserkley of the north, the place where old hippies go when that last ash hits the cord and they know it is time to die. Now if the Beavers can take game #2 later today, they take the series and maybe knock the stinking ducks out of first place in the Pac-12. 


Head baseball coach Pat Casey wins his 614th game to surpass Jack Riley as the winningest coach in Oregon State history. Casey is 614-374-4 in 18 seasons at OSU. It took Riley 22 years to reach 613 wins.

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Faisal Abdul Rauf on Hannity

Wednesday night, Sean Hannity interviewed the Ground Zero mosque imam, Faisal Abdul Rauf on his Fox News show. Rauf, as always, came across as the kind, gentle man who abhors violence. Just as he did when I saw him last year at UCLA, his theme is that we, as Jews, Muslims and Christians, must stand together against the extremists of our religions, which begs the question as to which Jews and Christians are committing all the acts of terror in the world. Oh, sure. Terry Jones burns Qurans, and Charles Worley wants to put gays behind walls, but really. Is there any comparison with all the horror that is going on around the world in the name of Rauf's religion? Below is what Discover the Networks has to say about Rauf:


Hannity is really starting to understand the threat, and he cross-examined Rauf about his post-9-11 statements on 60 Minutes about American policies being "an accessory" to 9-11. Rauf apologized and said he was wrong to say it.

Here is a transcript of the 60-Minute interview of Rauf and three others conducted by Ed Bradley.


When I saw the video clip of that interview last night, I thought I recognized the man sitting next to Rauf. Sure enough. It was none other than Siraj Wahhaj, an imam from Brooklyn, who tries to pose as a moderate when non-Muslims are around. However, the audios from his Brooklyn mosque paint a different figure, one who refers to arming black ex-convicts in the inner city with AK-47s and other incendiary statements about Jihad. Wahhaj was listed as a possible unindicted co--conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York and actually testified as a character witness for the Blind Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman in his terrorism trial.  Too bad Hannity wasn't armed with those facts and able to ask Rauf what he is doing sharing a stage with Wahhaj.

Oh yeah. Guilt by association. Sorry.

Last year at UCLA, Rauf used his soft-spoken charm to wow an audience of academics with his usual message. Sitting in front of me was a 30-something lady who was in the throes of ecstasy as she groaned and nodded assent to Rauf's honey-coated declarations as he shared the stage with the arrogant young Reza Aslan. Later outside, an older gentleman (who I think was Jewish) told me that the whole world should be Islamic with everyone living under Sharia law so we won't have any reason to fight anymore. (I didn't ask him whether he wanted to be Sunni or Shia.)

To me, figures like Rauf are far more dangerous than the obvious radicals like Alim Abdul Musa and Amir Abdel Malik Ali. They don't put on a false face. They tell you what their agenda is. Rauf is a con man who fools people. much like our local Orange County imam Muzammil Siddiqi. In police jargon, it's kind of like, "good cop, bad cop".

Gary Fouse

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The price for freedom is never too high: Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

This post will be the only one for today. Due to being severely limited by severe and chronic pain that has not let up since the first of the year from too many spinal fusions, too many other orthopedic surgeries, I am unable to sit, stand or walk for very long. If posts are scarce this is the ONLY reason.

Today, May 25th is being dedicated to exposing a particularly nasty far left terrorist scum bag, Brett Kimberlin. I was not going to post today due what I mentioned above but after spending the last seven plus hours reading numerous articles, posts I refuse to remain silent about this denizen from the left and convicted terrorist. Too much pain suffered through for me not toss an effort into the fire and burn this terrorist out and down.

He calls himself a progressive activist. He is nothing more than an attack dog for the far left who has made a nefarious living attacking conservative bloggers and it time that those of us who tread on the RIGHT side of things take this socialist traitor and thug out. He is funded by those who call themselves far left progressives who are not much better than this rabid skunk. Take a look at the names you will discover when you follow these links. You will not be surprised and they are nothing more than rich vermin, parasites who hate what America has accomplished and stands for.

Do not, I repeat do not let this fact be lost on anyone of us: With the ascendancy and election of obama, the first muslim illegal alien to ever stain, pervert the most powerful (used to be, maybe not now with him and his ilk still there) office in the world, the atmosphere of leniency, tolerance and encouragement of people like Kimberlin, the NBP and you get the picture. From obama and eric holder refusing to arrest, try and convict the NBP after they intimidated WHITE voters in Philadelphia, the praising of one travon martin (if I had a son he would have been like travon) to free for fall attacks on conservatives who blog, write, comment, have radio shows, are on television, has been facilitated by what obama has ushered in. He has triggered a response that perhaps those on the far left did not expect from CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS.

The assaults from the far left will not stop until we, lovers of the Constitution, freedom of speech, keepers of the 2nd amendment, those who are willing to sacrifice all for true freedom, speak up and out in numbers. The age of the mullah in the White House, the first muslim illegal alien potus, the one who is a true racist and has ignited class warfare across our country has been fueling this fire since long before he became potus.

This is a call to arms and to defend our freedom that is taken for granted by far too many people.

The price for freedom is never too high.

"After barely serving one third of his sentence, the terrorist Brett Kimberlin was released from prison and made a name for himself as a “progressive activist” who has enjoyed the public embrace and heavy funding from deep pocketed leftists such as George Soros, prominent Democrats such as Teresa Heinz Kerry (wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry), and liberal celebrities such as Barbara Streisand. Again, via Breitbart:
And of course, what must the citizens of Indianapolis think about Kimberlin’s recent success, all of the money his organizations have been awarded by donors who seemingly embrace a convicted criminal who caused their community such devastation and heartache? What must DeLong’s family think? In 2007, when Time Magazine featured Kimberlin in its “Wizard of Odd Story,” noted Indianpolis Star reporter Joe Gelarden, who closely covered all of the Kimberlin cases in great detail at the time, had something to say about the public’s embrace of Kimberlin:
Brett Kimberlin is a terrorist. While I firmly believe in the doctrine of redemption and conversion, I remember a few things about Brett that give me great pause.
First, he was convicted of perjury – in federal court – before he got out of high school.
Think about that for a moment.
Second, he was not convicted of smoking a couple of joints when he was in high school. He was a major drug dealer who officials believe got into terrorism to throw officials off the trail of a murder.
Third, he planted a series of bombs in Speedway, Indiana that not only endangered a lot of lives, but, when a guy bent over to pick up a gym bag in a school parking lot – Carl DeLong just wanted to turn in the bag to the school because he thought it contained a pair of $50 sneakers – it exploded.
The blast shattered DeLong’s body and that of his lovely wife Sandra. These assertions are not just words on some blog, they are in the record of the state and federal courts." 
From Zilla of theResistance.


Violent Convicted Terrorist Bomber Given Million$ by Progressives Now Terrorizes Bloggers  

By Zilla

In 1978, an Indianapolis town was terrorized by a series of bombings, including one at the local high school there. The Speedway Bomber, Brett Kimberlin, had a long criminal history even before becoming a domestic terrorist and was suspected to have been involved in the murder of a woman who had objected to his inappropriate relationship with her pre-teen granddaughter. Extensive coverage of Kimberlin’s crimes and his eventual trial was provided by The Indianapolis Star; here is a brief summary of some of those events, via Breitbart:

Brett Kimberlin, Speedway Bomber
Infamously known as “The Speedway Bomber,” Brett Kimberlin exploded his eighth and final bomb on September 6, 1978, which nearly blew off the right leg of his victim, Carl DeLong, and seriously injured the man’s left leg and right hand, causing his leg to be amputated. DeLong committed suicide two years later, unable to cope with the pain and devastation of his injuries. The victim’s wife Sandra later won a civil judgment against Kimberlin for $1.6 million.

Police had immediately suspected Kimberlin in the bombing case. He’d been in trouble since high school, was a suspected drug trafficker and he was already the suspect in a murder that had occurred only months earlier. As the Indianapolis Star recounted recently:
On July 29, 1978, Speedway resident Julia Scyphers, 65, answered a knock at her door. A man she didn’t know was standing on her stoop asking about items she’d recently tried to sell at a yard sale. She let him into the garage to look at the items and he shot her in the head.
Mrs. Scypher’s husband, Fred, 68, heard the bang and came out in time to see a car pulling out of the driveway. He would later tell police he’d gotten a glimpse of the man who’d come to the door.
When police began looking for a motive in the Scyphers slaying, they found there’d been a recent family clash. Julia Scyphers’ daughter, Sandra Barton, had become involved with a man who seemed to Mrs. Scyphers to be inordinately close to one of Barton’s young daughters. Mrs. Scyphers told friends she was so concerned that she’d arranged for both of her granddaughters to come live with her. Whether or not Mrs. Scyphers’ fears were correct (no charges were ever filed to that effect), this incident led investigators to start looking at Brett C. Kimberlin.
Investigators had learned that Sandra Barton’s pre-teen daughter had accompanied Kimberlin, in his 20′s, on several out of state trips. When the girl moved in with her grandmother as a protective measure on the family’s part, Kimberlin threatened to commit suicide.

But police still needed to collect more evidence in both the bombing and murder cases. After he was identified by a store-owner who’d unwittingly sold him the timer for one of the bombs, Kimberlin was subsequently reported to the U.S. Army by a nearby print shop owner who had become suspicious when Kimberlin wanted to reproduce military driver’s licenses. And when he returned to that print shop wearing a security guard uniform with an illegal Department of Defense insignia, an Army investigator was present to bust him for violating the law. Police used the opportunity to obtain a warrant to search Kimberlin’s vehicle, where they found the same timers and explosive chemical used in the bombs. A search of his family’s property also turned up a buried steel tank that contained 1,000 lbs of marijuana. Investigators later found that Kimberlin and some construction workers had purchased explosives in 1975 to blast away the area so they could bury the tank. Those explosives were the same as those used in the Speedway bombings.

While police continued to strengthen their case against him for the bombings, Kimberlin got arrested on drug charges in 1979 in Texas after a plane delivery of 10,000 pounds of Colombian marijuana went awry. He and several others had been building a makeshift landing strip in the middle of the desert and rented a small airplane to collect their cargo, which had been abandoned by its scheduled pilot due to bad weather. When caught during the drug arrest, police confiscated an arsenal of weapons that included a TASAR (brand new technology at that time), pistols with silencers, AR15 rifles, poison tipped bullets, and makeshift security guard uniforms. The incident gave investigators additional time to piece together more evidence from the bombing case, as well as the details of the murder case in which Kimberlin was a suspect. Eventually, in three separate trials, Kimberlin was convicted of the bombings and sentenced to a fifty-year term of imprisonment for manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, and malicious damage by explosives with personal injury. He received a concurrent twelve-year sentence for impersonating a federal officer, illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and illegal use of the Presidential Seal, and a five-year term for receipt of explosives by a convicted felon. He was also given a four-year sentence by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on an earlier, unrelated conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Kimberlin’s sentences were aggregated by the Bureau of Prisons and treated by the Commission as a single aggregate sentence of 51 years, six months, and nineteen days. The Scyphers murder case however has remained open. One suspect was identified and charged at the time, but the victim’s husband, the only witness in the case, died of cancer two weeks later, leaving the authorities without a living witness. Despite the evidence authorities were gathering, Kimberlin never would be formally charged with the murder. Still, he did serve nearly 17 years in prison for both the bombings and the drug case. After the conviction, more details were revealed about the case that unraveled a complex and creepy series of additional crimes that Kimberlin planned against numerous targets, most notably the chief government prosecutor, Bernard (Buddy) Pylitt, who happened to have political ambitions for governor. Indianapolis Star reporter Joseph Gelarden thoroughly documented the entire plot based on information and documents that were provided by the investigators after Kimberlin’s conviction. It reads like a fictional made for TV movie, complete with a hit list of “six to be killed, two or three to be roughed up and one or two to be robbed,” according to the article. 

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The price for freedom is never too high.

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6th grader’s USMC shirt too much for school

This is absolutely a despicable way to treat a boy at school who is wearing a t-shirt given to him by his older brother whom he idolizes.

I am calling this a slap in the face to all branches of our military especially the Marines. 

This unfortunate event took place in Mississippi, of all states. If this was female dog would the genitalia be deemed offensive? They teach kids this age and YOUNGER in some states about homosexuality, lesbianism, being a transvestite, transgendered, gender neutral (WTH is that, can anyone truly explain that to me, umm, on second thought please don't as I do not care!) safe sex, body parts and they have the nerve to bitch about a t-shirt like this one?

This is the politically correct world of academia from kindergarten up through college that we now have entrenched in our country, teaching our children. 

The foxes are in the hen house, brainwashing our kids and killing them of any freedom of thought or actions. This is  a symptom of the malignancy of liberalism and statist agenda gone wild. They believe the government should tell us how to live, where to live, what to eat and drink and what to drive. They, the far left liberal progressive coward children of the 1960-1970's that now are now retiring, their brainwashed then students, are the best ones equipped to teach or children.


6th grader’s USMC shirt too much for school

By Gina Harkins - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday May 22, 2012 11:28:47 EDT
A Mississippi sixth-grader whose grunt brother is deployed to Afghanistan was told by his school’s administrators to turn his shirt inside-out because they were offended by its depiction of an anatomically correct USMC bulldog.

Jordan Griffith, 13, of Ellisville, Miss., received the shirt from his older brother, Lance Cpl. Timothy Swann Jr., a member of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Swann gave it to his little brother while on his pre-deployment leave.

“Jordan just idolizes Timothy,” their mother, Sandy Griffith, told Marine Corps Times. “Timothy gave him the shirt and told him, ‘Always remember you’re a leader, not a follower.’
The front of the shirt shows the dog’s head and body with the words “If you are not the lead dog.” The back shows the dog’s rear with the words “The view never changes.”

Officials at South Jones Elementary objected to the realistic view of the dogs’ genitals and asked the student to turn his shirt inside-out or have his parents bring him a new shirt.

The school’s superintendent, Tommy Parker, said the decision had nothing to do with it being a Marine Corps shirt.
“We’re very pro-military,” Parker said. “We’re one of the most conservative places in the United States.”

But that may have played a part in upsetting some of the school’s teachers, he said, adding “all the details are there” regarding the dog’s anatomy, and teachers didn’t want to look at it all day or have younger students seeing it.

Sandy Griffith, who rather than bring her son a new shirt instead pulled him from class, said the shirt is no more offensive than the view one has while walking a dog.

“My father made a joke that the woman who told him to turn the shirt inside-out must have been in the Navy,” she said.

The shirt’s message about leadership is one that kids should think about, she said, especially when men and women are still fighting on behalf of the country.

After leaving the school, Griffith called “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” a conservative syndicated radio program. The host seemed surprised to hear this incident had happened in Mississippi.

“Now your kid can’t wear a T-shirt given to him by a member of the U.S. military that espouses a positive character trait, leadership?” Limbaugh asked on his show. “… People are fed up. They’re fed up with being told what they can’t eat, and what they can and can’t do in their own yards and in their own homes. It’s just not America anymore.”

Parker, the superintendent, was dismayed to read the show’s transcript.

“It’s almost absurd that anyone would accuse us here in Mississippi of being anti-military,” he said. “We recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. This very school has sent cards and letters to our troops overseas.”

Original source is here.

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