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STATE OF THE UNION SUCCINCTLY SUMMED UP

Barack Obama’s SOTU in under a minute … 

 

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Conservative Facebook pages marked for takeover by online liberal group

File this under, “I couldn’t make this up” –

It’s recently come to light that a group of liberals on Facebook have put together a list of about eighty conservative Facebook pages and have marked them for infiltration and takeover. The list was accidentally posted to the Citizens’ Post Facebook page. When they realized what they had done, the list was immediately taken down and a group page where they had been congregating was deleted.

Some very popular conservative pages like The pro-Sarah Palin “Barracuda Brigade” and the pro-Phil Robertson “I Stand with Phil” pages were among those listed as targets. Several pro-gun pages were also listed along with a justice for Benghazi page.

The online message concluded with the phrase “Moar Gotes,” an apparent reference to a technique used by Facebook liberals as “goating,” where pages are infiltrated and taken over by users posting multiple pictures and memes involving goats. (I told you I couldn’t make this up)

How does this happen? A liberal “troll” will con his or her way into the good graces of a page owner by posing as a conservative. This could take months. Once the person has been granted the proper privileges, he or she then takes over, removing all other administrators and flooding the page with various goat memes, thus shutting down the page.

Examiner.com’s David Thornton explained:
“Jason Doolin, owner of the conservative Citizens’ Post page on Facebook, said that Patrick Blair, posed as a representative of The Freedom Alliance and contacted him several months ago about helping him to expand his page. Blair gained his trust over a period of months.
There is a real Freedom Alliance as well, a Virginia based charity organized as 501(c)(3) organization that educates young Americans in civic responsibility and provides scholarships to the children of American soldiers.

Thornton added that Patrick Blair, “apparently operated several fake conservative Facebook pages and websites as a cover.”

According to Thornton, Blair conned other conservatives into helping him, only to delete their work later on, replacing it with goats. He also reportedly admitted “duping conservatives and ‘goating’ their pages.”

Thornton said he was uncertain why goats are used.

Owners of conservative pages should be extremely careful about those with whom they operate. Moreover, they should carefully examine and thoroughly vet those listed as administrators.

Above all, page owners should never, ever, grant manager access to anyone they do not know extremely well.

So what did we learn from this goat rope? (pun intended) The tolerant progressives believe in freedom of expression as long as it agrees with their ideology.

Here’s a .doc with a list of targeted sites:

sites listed for infiltration by liberal group

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160 year-old Documents Intentionally Destroyed in Franklin County, N.C.

This is an outrageous act that’s barely been covered by the main stream media. Why all the secrecy? Most likely because implications could have far reaching consequences for some of North Carolina’s more affluent families. They may have burned the evidence, but the truth will usually rise from the ashes.
Do you think someone is trying to bury the truth? Comment below, I’d really be interested in your thoughts.

Stumbling in the Shadows of Giants

I rarely re-blog, but this one deserves being spread far and wide.

Timeline of the Destruction of 100 Year Old Franklin County, NC Records

Please read the whole post included above – but the gist is as follows:

– This summer a new Clerk of Court in Franklin County discovered a trove (an entire roomful) of documents, some dating back to 1840, in a previously sealed room in the Franklin County, North Carolina Court House.

– Recognizing the historical value of these materials, she contacted the local historical society to assist in reviewing the materials, preserving them, and inventorying the materials.

– The Local historical group enthusiastically poured themselves into the project, mobilizing volunteers and the whole community – securing space to work, materials, and finances – in order to catalog and preserve the bounty of record books, photographs, deeds, chattel records, land grants, deeds, wills, personal correspondence, and countless…

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Daniel Bongino debates dopey self professed socialist while on air

While filling in for Sean Hannity’s Radio Show, Daniel Bongino debates a college student, who is educated beyond his intelligence, and a self professed Socialist. Guess who wins the war of words?
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Me and My House Will Serve the Lord and Not Watch A&E

Steven Ruffatto

Steven Ruffatto Asst. Professor
Criminal Justice at Harrisburg Area Community College 

Dear A&E,

Thank you for bringing us a show that was family friendly and fun to watch. I greatly appreciated the fact that my Christian family could watch a Christian family on TV as opposed to much of the garbage that is reality TV. Unfortunately, you have done a disservice to Phil Robertson as well as the Christian AND non-Christian fans of Duck Dynasty.

Freedom of speech means that we are all free to speak what we believe. The Supreme Court does restrict some speech. In fact they specifically address such speech that may cause panic or physical injury. The example they give is that someone cannot scream “fire” in a crowded movie theater when there is no fire.

Me and My House Will Serve the Lord and Not Watch A&E

Phil Roberson in his “I Am Second” video. (Source: I Am Second screen shot)

Why, because it would cause a panic and people would get hurt. Did Phil Robertson’s speech meet this criteria set forth by the Supreme Court? No, it did not. The only people who panicked were the A&E executives that decided to pull Phil from the show.

Phil Robertson spoke what he knew to be true according to the Bible. Does that ruffle some peoples feathers because it goes against what they want to do? Yes it does.

The members of GLAAD are free to speak out against Christianity and those that believe in the Bible. How is that speech any different than Phil’s?

Under the U.S. Constitution they both have a right to express their thoughts and opinions. So why is Phil being punished for expressing his opinions? Why are you punishing Phil Robertson for being a Christian? This was not an incident of homophobia or hate speech.

Me and My House Will Serve the Lord and Not Watch A&E

This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, “Duck Dynasty.” The A&E channel says “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview. In a statement Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to read Robertson’s comments in GQ magazine. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

Homosexuality is clearly defined as a sin in the Bible just as other sins are listed. Stating it as a sin does not make someone anti-gay. Phil even stated, “we should love God and each other.”

If GLAAD and the LGBT community expect everyone to be tolerant of their views, opinions, and lifestyle choices, they too must be tolerant of Bible believing Christians, their views, opinions, and lifestyle choices. For A&E to succumb to the pressures of “political correctness” speaks volumes about your true concerns.

However, I would remind you that tolerance is a two-way street.

At this point what is needed is a clarification about your programming and your ant-Christian stance. If you are truly an anti-Christian station, which the move to pull Phil from the show based on his Christian beliefs reveals you to be, please be up front about it. You will most likely lose viewers based on this incident.

However, do not for a minute believe that you are losing viewers because of Phil’s comments. You will lose viewers due to your reaction to his comments.

Therefore, without clarification from A&E that you support Christians and Christian beliefs as much as you support GLAAD and the LGBT community, then  “As for Me and My House We Will No Longer Support or Watch A&E.”

Respectfully,

Steven D. Ruffatto


Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

I’d really like to hear your thoughts. To me, this goes way beyond a TV show or family. It’s about political correctness trumping freedom of speech. What do you think? Please leave your comments below.

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Leonard Pitts Addresses 9/11 Terrorists (September 12, 2001)

I’ve reposted this article by Pulitzer Prize winner Leonard Pitts, year after year, since it first appeared in the Miami Herald on September 12, 2001. These are words we should never forget….

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It’s my job to have something to say. They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which

troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

 You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward’s attack on our World Trade Center, our

Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.

Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve.

Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.


Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome

family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless.

We’re frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae — a singer’s revealing dress, a ball team’s misfortune, a cartoon mouse.  

We’re wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. 

 We are fundamentally decent, though — peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it.
And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

Some people — you, perhaps — think that any or all of this makes us weak. You’re mistaken.
We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals.

Yes, we’re in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock.

We’re still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn’t a

special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn’t the plot development from a Tom Clancy

novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your

attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and,

probably, the history of the world. You’ve bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

But there’s a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson

Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone

brought us such abrupt and monumental pain.

When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force.
When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

 I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me.
It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

 In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen

and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.

There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms.
We’ll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom

understood by people who don’t know us well. On this day, the family’s bickering is put on hold.

As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.


So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us?
It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that’s the case, consider the message received.

And take this message in exchange: You don’t know my people. You don’t know what we’re capable of.
You don’t know what you just started. But you’re about to learn.

Copyright 2001 the Miami Herald.

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10 Things You’ll Want To Know On Monday

Starting today, From My Perspective will be trying out a new feature . Be prepared for Monday morning water cooler chat –
Ten Things You’ll Want To Know On Monday will be a short list ,of current events that are trending this week, in no particular order.
Let me know in the comments if this is something you’d like to see in the future.

WATER COOLER CHAT

1. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY
After 16 hours of deliberation, jury finds that Zimmerman justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm” to himself — Florida’s definition of self-defense. Keep reading on: [FOX]
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2. SNOWDEN REQUESTS ASYLUM IN RUSSIA – RUSSIA SAYS IT HAS NOT RECEIVED ASYLUM APPLICATION
Senior Kremlin officials said Saturday that Russia’s Federal Migration Service had not yet received a formal appeal for asylum from Edward J. Snowden. And the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, insisted that the government had had no contact with him. Keep reading on: [The New York Times]

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3. HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO RESIGNS
Janet Napolitano, who has served as the head of the Department of Homeland Security since 2009, announced that she is resigning to become the president of the University of California system. The Obama administration has not announced a replacement. Keep reading on: [USA Today]
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4. AL QAEDA-LINKED MILITANTS KILL SYRIAN REBEL LEADER
The Free Syrian Army has vowed revenge after Al Qaeda linked militants assassinated a top rebel commander opening up the possibility of a conflict between Western-backed rebel forces and Islamists in Syria’s civil war. Keep reading on: [DailyMail]
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5. BOSTON STRANGLER SUSPECT TO BE EXHUMED
The remains of a man who confessed to being the Boston Strangler were exhumed Friday by authorities working to connect him to the January 1964 killing of Mary Sullivan, the last of 11 women believed killed by the serial killer. Keep reading on: [CNN] 
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6. NO SIGN OF EQUIPMENT FAILURE ON ASIANA PLANE: NTSB
There are no signs of failure of the autopilot or other key automatic flight equipment on the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco last week, the head of National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. Keep reading on: [Reuters]
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7. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BE DONATED TO SANDY HOOK FAMILIES
Millions of dollars in donations that poured into Newtown, Conn., after the Sandy Hook school shootings, will be distributed to victims’ family members and survivors this summer. Keep reading on: [ABC News]
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8. GLEE STAR CORY MONTEITH FOUND DEAD IN VANCOUVER HOTEL ROOM
Cory Allan Michael Monteith, a Canadian actor best known for playing Finn Hudson on the hit Fox TV show “Glee,” was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room, he was 31. Keep reading on:[HUFF POST] 
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9. TEXAS STATE SENATE PASSES ABORTION RESTRICTIONS
The Texas Senate voted 19-11 early Saturday to pass sweeping restrictions on abortions, the conclusion of a weeks-long standoff over reproductive rights in the state. Keep reading on:[Washington Post]
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10. TSARNAEV PLEADS NOT GUILTY
In his first public appearance since the Boston Marathon bombing, suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty in a packed federal courtroom Wednesday to a host of charges stemming from the attack that left three dead and hundreds wounded. Keep reading on:[Wall Street Journal] 

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