Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Who’s Desecrating Memorials On Memorial Day? Mostly Blacks And Hispanics


  Crimes motivated by hatred of America. But we are not allowed to talk about who did it or speculate why it was done.


This is what I saw on the Drudge Report:
Drudge Report, May 29, 2016
The vandals in Venice Beach who did the graffiti on a Vietnam War memorial wall, “tagging” the names of the fallen with illegible gang-type symbols appear to be the usual suspects who tag normal buildings–local Hispanic gang members.
People on this street said the memorial was tagged a few days ago. They said the graffiti matches some of the other ones in the neighborhood.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it is not investigating the case.
I suppose an inquisitive newsman could have come up with a specific gang that posted these, and a specific group (Mexican, Salvadoran, Sureno or whatever) but inquisitive newsmen seem to be rare.
In the case of the “Man” who ran over a group of crosses representing dead servicemen in Kentucky, I tweeted about it:
ABC News reported this:
Residents of a Kentucky county are rallying and working frantically to repair and replace a Memorial Day cross display that was damaged by a driver accused of plowing through the crosses.
The cross display in Central Park in Henderson, which is about 130 miles west of Louisville, honors the names of more than 5,000 who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War.
“It has really upset the entire community,” said Jennifer Richmond, a spokeswoman for the Henderson city police department. “This is something you don’t do. This is a form of desecration. These people served their country and then someone disrespected their memory in this way, and it’s just totally unacceptable.”
This specific display represents Henderson‘s honored dead–Ms. Richmond herself has relatives represented in the display.
The names on the crosses, she said, represent soldiers who died in conflicts or veterans who returned home and later passed, all from the city and county of Henderson. Volunteers and the American Legion put the crosses up in May each year for a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony.
Police got a call just before 6 a.m. Saturday, Richmond said, alerting them that someone had driven through the display at the park.
“Our officers got there and saw that someone drove right through the crosses and essentially plowed them down,” Richmond said.
Surveillance footage from nearby, she said, showed a late 1970s model Ford Thunderbird driving on a sidewalk.
The vehicle description, along with Facebook posts from concerned community members, led police to Anthony Burrus, a 27-year-old Henderson resident.
Burrus has been charged with criminal mischief in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident.Online jail records do not list an attorney for him.
Online jail records, you say? Might those tell us something about Mr. Burrus that newspapers don’t generally tell us?  Yes, they say that Mr. Burrus, pictured below, is black.
An inquisitive journalist, looking at the jail records, might have mentioned that, but inquisitive journalists, as you know, are rare. Should we speculate on the motive a young black man in destroying a memorial to American servicemen in the era of Black Lives Matter?
All I know is that there’s always a lot of news coverage and speculation whenever a white man does any kind of protest against black symbols, because it’s considered a hate crime.  For example, here: Vandals put noose on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith; he speaks outBy Paresh Dave, LA Times,  February 18, 2014.

In discussing the New Yorker cover at left, published during Obama’s first run for the Presidency, I said that neither Barack nor Michelle is particularly patriotic in the Lexington and Concord sense. Many African-Americans aren`t, because they listen to people like Jeremiah Wright.  Of course, Obama has never actually set a flag on fire. That`s not how you get elected President. As Pat Buchanan said “And that flag pin Barack got rid of after 9-11, calling it a “substitute … for real patriotism”? It`s back on the lapel. ”
This Memorial Day weekend, Obama was off to Japan to talk about the awfulness of the Hiroshima bombings that save so many American lives.
That’s relevant to the fact that if some one is going to deface a memorial to America’s honored dead, it’s less likely to be a white man.
But if you study the names of the men on the memorial walls, crosses, and actual cemeteries,  you’ll find that if someone isvolunteering to fight and die for the United States of America, he’s more likely to be a white man. And that’s worth memorializing.
James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor for VDARE.com.

Western Europeans Flock To Christian, Traditionalist Hungary To Escape Migrant Crisis


Growing numbers of citizens from Western European nations are moving to conservative, Christian central Europe to escape the developing political and social situations of their home countries.
While the target nations — Hungary and the Czech Republic — have hardened themselves against illegal migrants by building fences and rejecting the European Union’s forced resettlement programme, they have welcomed the migration of right-wing “refugees” from the first world.
Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk reports on the experience of an estate agent with experience selling homes in Hungary’s picturesque Lake Balaton who said the number of “disaffected” Germans seeking property there to escape their own country was on the rise.
Estate agent Ottmar Heide said now eight in ten of his customers were leaving Germany and moving to Hungary because of the migrant crisis, and the potentially millions of non-Europeans who will move to Germany every year. The fact that there is already a large German speaking community around the lake, the country is Christian, property and cost of living is cheap, and there are no “migrants” are all reasons for people choosing to move there, claims the report.
One of Mr. Heide’s customers made quite clear for the report why he was moving to Hungary. Michael Müller, a computer scientist and anti mass migration, counter-Islamification Alternative for Germany (AfD) party supporter said he wanted to retire early to somewhere he could feel safe. He told Bayerischer Rundfunk: “in my home-town, when I go out in the afternoon I hardly ever hear a spoken sentence that is [in good German]”.
Mr. Müller even used a special German word to describe the situation at home — “überfremdet” — ‘excessively foreign’.
Another German who was already living at the lake expressed concern over the number of mosques being built in Germany.
It isn’t just Germans who are moving to Hungary to escape the migrant crisis. The Visegrad Post reports this week on the prevalence of native Belgians moving to Hungary, and for just the same reasons. Belgium sends per capita the most fighters to join the Islamic State, and is one of the most Islamised nations in Western Europe.
The Post reports between 2011 and 2015, the number of Belgian ex-pats living in Hungary registered with their national embassy increased from 463 to 900. It reports that better weather and freedom from fear of terror attack are other ‘pull factors’.
Breitbart London has before reported on this phenomenon of ‘white flight’ to Europe’s more conservative countries. A March report showed young professionals moving from countries with high Muslim migration and youth unemployment such as Spain moving to Czech capital Prague. The city benefits from traditional architecture, safe streets, and according to at least one man interviewed — attractive women.
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Students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent


How much does it cost to be a sugar daddy? Like they say, if you have to ask you can’t afford it.


Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement.
During her first year, she faced tuition and expenses that ran nearly $50,000, even after a scholarship. So she decided to check out a dating website that connected women looking for financial help with men willing to provide it, in exchange for companionship and sex — a "sugar daddy" relationship as they are known.
Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with six-digit debts.
As the cost of tuition and rent rises, so does the apparent popularity of such sites among students. But are they really providing financial relief, or signing women up for something more exploitative and dangerous than debt?
Kashani believes such sites are a "great resource" for young women, but others say these arrangements smack of prostitution and take advantage of women in a vulnerable situation.
Lynn Comella, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas, said that it is not unusual for students to turn to sex work such as stripping, prostitution or webcam work to pay for school. But the sugar daddy sites are relatively new, and she says not entirely upfront about what they are really about.
These arrangements are more vague than prostitution— there is an expectation of material benefit but it is not always specified and sex is not guaranteed.
Ron Weitzer, a professor of sociology at George Washington University and criminologist with an expertise in the sex industry describes it as "prostitution light."
"Sugar Daddy" arrangements have existed for ages, and it's unclear if they are becoming more common because the phenomenon is not well studied. But experts say at the very least the internet has made these transactions far easier to arrange and negotiate. "It allows you to hone in on what you want," said Kevin Lewis, an assistant professor of sociology at University of California San Diego who studies online dating. "You could argue it is just making the market more efficient."
Kashani says she sifted through many potential suitors before finding one she clicked with. She says she considers her sugar daddy one of her best friends and that they care deeply for each other.
"The people who have a stigma, or associate a negative connotation with it, don't understand how it works," she says.
But unlike most relationships, she is paid a sizeable monthly allowance that helps her pay for school.
U.S. undergraduate students last year finished school with an average of $35,000 in student debt — a figure that has risen steadily every year, according to Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid expert. The average graduate debt load is $75,000, and some longer programs force students into much deeper debt.
Many students say their loans don't cover the cost of living, and with rent skyrocketing in most major cities, they are left scrambling to make up the difference.
One graduate student at Columbia University in New York had a scholarship that covered almost all of her tuition, but not her living expenses. She spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the potential impact on her job prospects. She tried to make do — sharing a room with a classmate and working a minimum wage job, plus any freelance work she could get. But still she struggled to pay her rent and utilities, and her grades suffered.
"That's just not why I am here," she said. "I wanted to find the most amount of money I could make for the least amount of effort."
So she found herself surfing Craigslist and Backpage.com and later, SeekingArrangement.com, the largest of the sugar daddy websites. Now she has two sugar daddies, one she sees occasionally and another who is more like a conventional boyfriend, except that he pays her a monthly allowance and helps rent her an apartment closer to him.
SeekingArrangement.com said it is most popular in Los Angeles and New York. The average rent in both areas is well over $2,000 a month, according to Zillow research.
The Columbia student says she plans to continue "sugaring" after she graduates to buy herself time to find a more traditional job and remain officially unemployed so she can defer repaying the roughly $70,000 in loans she had already racked up.
"There is a lot of moral panic about it," she said. "But what are the real estate and academic funding situations that led to this?"
Brandon Wade, creator of the site, touts it as an "alternative to financial aid" but says the company did not set out to target students when it launched in 2006. It stumbled on this niche and began in 2011 offering students a free premium membership, which usually costs $30 a month. It charges sugar daddies $70 to $180 a month, depending on the membership level.
Seekingarrangement.com also offers to connect same-sex couples looking for such arrangements, or "sugar mommies" for men. But the male-female "sugar daddy" dynamic makes up the bulk of its business.
It's difficult to pin down exactly how many students are involved in such situations, because they are private transactions. And it's a niche rarely studied by academics.
SeekingArrangement.com says student users on the site jumped from 79,400 worldwide in 2010 to 1.9 million this year and students make up one-third of its users. And while it sees thousands of signups on any given day, the company says enrollment jumps during August and January when tuition is typically due, sometimes to more than double its normal levels.
Women who have used the site report experiences that run the gamut — from respectful chaste dates all the way to aggressive solicitation online, even though it is forbidden on the site. Sex is not guaranteed although most users say it is implied. The company says a few arrangements have even led to marriage, although it is rare.
Some of the women say they feel respected and cared for, but remain aware that it is an arrangement, not traditional romantic love.
"It benefits me in many ways — we have a healthy relationship, we travel together, I'm able to enjoy the city more," said the New York graduate student.
Still, she said, it is a job.
"It does kind of rub me the wrong way that some people don't see it as sex work," she said.
Comella warns that unlike sex workers, many women doing this put their true identities online, and that could put them at risk. While Seeking Arrangement runs background checks, there have been reports of violence against both men and women stemming from sugar daddy websites.
Kristen Houser of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center says that violence is common any time money is exchanged for sex. "You need to pay attention that there is a power imbalance," she said.
Wade says there are risks inherent in any dating website. He should know; he runs several, including one that allows users to bid on dates and another focused on open relationships. He said he created SeekingArrangement.com out of his own frustration with women. An MIT graduate, he had difficulty meeting women and realized a site such as this would highlight what set him apart — money.
"Money and sex are things that people want," he said. "I think the controversy comes into play on seeking arrangement because we are so upfront about it."

Mark Zuckerberg Might Be Building a 'Panic House’


Hmmm…Isn’t Zuckerberg an open borders advocate? Security for me but not for thee, eh?


Arrest made in Memorial Day cross display vandalism

A Henderson, Ky. man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the city's Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.
According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.
The vehicle Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found with pieces of a cross and ground stake embedded in the tires after he left it at the McDonald's restaurant on South Green Street. Richmond said Burrus denied causing the damage in the park, but confirmed he was driving the vehicle earlier this morning and left it after it stopped working.
Henderson police officers and deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office investigated the incident.
Burrus was found and arrested at his sister's apartment complex on Zion Road, and is being held at the Henderson County Detention Center. He is charged with first degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.
Richmond said a large number of tips, Facebook posts, and vehicle searches helped officers make the connection and arrest Burrus.
Richmond said earlier on Saturday that the damage appeared to be deliberate because the driver had to jump the curb to get to the display. She said the incident took place shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.
Members of the Henderson Fire Department, the WARM Center, and local residents joined members of the American Legion to repair the display.
"For somebody to do this to a veteran who gave his life, I don't understand. I don't have any words. I'm speechless," Jim Hanley, a member of the Legion, said Saturday morning.
The display in Central Park contains more than 5,000 crosses, each bearing the name of a Henderson resident who served in the military.
Family members arrived to see if any of the crosses that bear the names of their relatives were damaged. Some arrived and were relieved to find certain crosses unharmed, while others were brought to tears by the damage.
Bob Dutton Sr.'s son, Robert K. Dutton, had a cross in his honor displayed in the park, and it was destroyed by the vandalism.
"I lost my son seven years ago, and this is so sad to know somebody would do this without thinking about the consequences," Dutton said.
Kathy Tigue has lost three brothers who have served in the Armed Forces, one of which most recently died in March of this year. While the crosses in their honor were not damaged, she felt the sting that other families were feeling Saturday morning.
"This is heartbreaking," Tigue said. "How could someone be so cruel, so heartless is beyond me. God help whoever did it. It hurts these people, who have worked so hard."
Richmond said as of Saturday morning, Henderson Police only have a vague description of the vehicle, but the department is working with local businesses to see if the incident was captured on surveillance video.
"With so many people going out of town for the holiday weekend, that makes it tough, but we hope we get an answer as fast as we can," Richmond said.
Each cross costs around $90 each, Richmond said. The display is cared for in conjunction with the American Legion Worsham Post No. 40 and the Henderson War Memorial Foundation.
As members of the community continued to file into Central Park, Hanley said he was reminded of the significance of the display. He said the Legion and other organizations will work to make sure all of the damaged crosses are either replaced or repaired by Memorial Day.
"This town loves their veterans, and this is proof," he said, gesturing to the crowd. "We take care of each other around here, and this situation is no different."

'We need more Americans': Army boss, 3rd-generation vet tackles recruitment


       "An army is of little value in the field unless wise counsel prevails at home."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero,  Roman Statesman, 106-43 B.C.

The Army’s biggest problem is that the country’s political leadership lacks the will to win. We have an Army that cannot be defeated, yet is not allowed to win. The efforts of our military are continually squandered by the politicians.


Millions of Americans fired up their grills and headed off to the beach this holiday weekend for the unofficial start of summer.
But for Army veteran Patrick Murphy, this is a Memorial Day unlike any other.
The former active-duty captain is now the Army's second-highest ranking civilian – serving as under secretary of the Army since January. In that role, Murphy oversees the management and operation of the U.S. military's largest branch, an organization whose size and scale rival that of a Fortune 10 company.
“It's being back home right now, to be back with these soldiers,” Murphy told Fox News.  
Now, Murphy faces the challenge of a lifetime: Running the world’s premier fighting force at a time of declining resources, and making sure it continues to attract America’s best.
And boosting recruitment is a fundamental goal.
"We need more Americans coming into our military," Murphy told Fox News. 
To this day, military service tends to run in the family. According to Murphy, 79 percent of the Army's current recruits have family members who also served. Murphy himself is a third-generation veteran.
But even as the country is engaged in its longest-running wars, less than 1 percent of the population has served.
"Right now, we bring in about 132,000 Americans each year -- and leave each year. Whether they serve for three years or 30 years, we need America's sons and daughters," Murphy said.  
A new kind of Army success story, however, may prove valuable in recruiting younger generations.
Army veterans are more likely to be employed, more likely to own small businesses and more likely to vote, Murphy said. Business tycoons including Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of Nike, and Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, are Army veterans – the challenge is making sure those stories are told.
"These stories aren't out there and we have to do a better job of not just telling our story, but asking other Americans to tell our story," Murphy said.
Murphy understands the toll of military service better than most in Washington. He was deployed twice overseas – first to Bosnia in 2002, and then to Iraq in 2003. While there, his unit lost 19 men in combat.
“Serving as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, I led convoys up and down ambush alley in Baghdad,” said Murphy. “I wished the folks in Washington understood war and what we’re asking of our sons and daughters.”
That sentiment brought Murphy to Washington in 2007, as a freshman member of Congress – the first Iraq war veteran to serve on Capitol Hill. A Democrat, Murphy represented Pennsylvania’s 8th District in the U.S. House, serving on the Armed Services and Appropriations committees. He lost his seat in 2010 when the Tea Party wave rolled through Congress.
At the time, the Army’s budget was nearly $240 billion. Today, that number hovers closer to $150 billion.
While Murphy knows the strain felt by soldiers on the ground, he also knows Washington’s political imperatives – and so he makes the case that the Army can do more with less.
He says the administration's budget gives the Army the right resources. 
“The answer isn’t about size,” he explained. “The principal strategic issue being addressed is not force structure, but readiness. This is our number one priority."
Not everyone agrees on the issue of resources. Earlier this year, Republican lawmakers pushed back hard on Army plans to cut thousands of active-duty soldiers.
In a letter to colleagues earlier this month, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., called for an end to the “budget-driven reduction,” citing threats from the Islamic State, Russia and beyond.
This Memorial Day, as he struggles with these competing pressures, Murphy said his job is to make sure troops are “prepared to go into harm’s way” – and to ensure “they are the best-manned, best-trained and best-equipped Army this nation has ever seen.”

The Most Ironic Mugshot Ever? Woman Accused of Firing Gun at Husband Arrested Wearing ‘Stop Domestic Violence’ Shirt


A Maine woman was arrested last month following a domestic dispute with her husband. When she was taken to the police station and booked for domestic violence, she was wearing a t-shirt that had the most ironic message written across the front: “Stop Domestic Violence.”
According to prosecutors, 38-year-old Emily Wilson, of Sangerville,fired a gun in her bedroom during an argument with her husband, who she suspected was having an affair. According to WPXI-TV, Wilson was shooting at her husband.
She now faces charges of domestic violence, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault, theBangor Daily News reported.
Wilson, a high school teacher, evidently did not have time to change after the April 18 incident. In her mugshot, she is still wearing the “Stop Domestic Violence” shirt.
During the dispute, Wilson waved a loaded .45-caliber handgun before firing a shot into the mattress of the bed she and her husband share, District Attorney, R. Christopher Almy, told the Daily News.
The husband, who later claimed that his wife also grabbed his wrist during the altercation, called the police.
Wilson is due to appear in court June 6. If convicted of the domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon charge, she faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, according to the Daily News. If convicted of the domestic violence assault charge, Wilson faces up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
She is currently out on bail until her June 6 hearing at the Piscatquis County Judicial Center.

GUN WATCH: UK: Weapons Cache, Table Knives, Tweezers and Hammer?


  The nanny state in action. Under British law just about anything can be labeled an “offensive weapon” and therefore prohibited for carry or possession by the average citizen. A right of self-defense pretty much does not exist in the UK. Despite the UK government’s desire to keep everything sharp away from everybody, the Leftists who run the UK have greater sympathy for the country’s criminal class than they do for law-abiding British citizens. The state MIGHT go after a criminal offender for harming an innocent citizen, provided that the state is sufficiently annoyed by the criminal’s extra-legal activity. Otherwise not. Of course it is oft times necessary to publicly demonstrate to the proles that the government IS doing something to protect them, no matter how transparently inadequate that demonstration will be to anybody with any sense. Symbolism over substance, always.


Here is the headline from the standard.co.uk:
A haul of weapons and more than £30,000 in cash were seized by police in a major drugs bust this morning.

I thought the U.S. was being converted to a bunch of wimps.  This is pathetic.  Any normal 15 year old could come up with better weapons than this collection from the kitchen drawer and utility closet.  A golf club or Cricket bat would be more formidable.

 A tip of the hat to Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I.

The Metropolitan Police must be hard pressed to justify their jobs.  No wonder the Muslims think that they can easily conquer and convert Europe.

Swedish police blame migrant sex attacks on 'Nordic alcohol culture'


The Swedish ruling class hates their own people and culture.


It's all the host country's fault! Swedish police blame migrant sex attacks on 'Nordic alcohol culture' and European women's 'non-traditional gender roles' in new report 

By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline
·  Report says refugees ignore consequences for girls when they feel 'horny'
Migrants see it as a way of 'demonstrating their power over women'
·  Sweden has worst rate of physical and sex violence against women in EU
Swedish police have blamed the rise of migrant sex attacks on 'Nordic alcohol culture' and the 'non-traditional gender roles' of European women.
A new report says refugees struggle to 'handle the alcohol' and ignore the consequences for girls when they simply feel 'horny'.
It warns that girls are called 'whores' and are left in fear of walking the streets because migrants see it as a way of 'demonstrating their power over girls'.
Swedish police have blamed the rise of migrant sex attacks on 'Nordic alcohol culture' and the 'non-traditional gender roles' of European women. Pictured: Romany migrants gather in Sergels Torg square in Stockholm
The report, entitled The Current Situation of Sexual Molestation and Proposals for Action, says: 'Control is exercised over women through violence, thus shaping her according to the man’s idealised vision of femininity. 
'During the exercise of violence, men can feel they embody a typical "male".
'In other words, the violence makes possible what is considered masculine and can provide "benefits" for the perpetrator.'
It notes that Sweden has the worst rates of physical and sexual violence against women in the European Union, it was reported by Breitbart.
The report said: 'Sweden tops the new EU Statistics on physical and sexual violence against women, sexual harassment and stalking.
'The conclusion is that the results are a consequence of Nordic alcohol culture, but also of non-traditional gender roles.'
Swedish police check ID and question migrants in Stockholm Central Station. Sweden said it expected around 60,000 asylum seekers in 2016
Sweden said it expected around 60,000 asylum seekers in 2016.
However, this is fewer than the 100,000 forecast in February as border controls across Europe make it harder for migrants to reach the Scandinavian country. 
Last year, Sweden received 163,000 asylum applications, making it one of the EU states with the highest proportion of asylum seekers per capita. 
The influx to Sweden has plummeted since January 4, when Stockholm introduced systematic photo identification checks on train, bus and ferry passengers entering via Denmark.
At a peak in October, Sweden received around 10,000 asylum requests a week, compared to around 500 now. 
The agency noted that while the acute strain on Sweden's capacities – primarily overcrowded asylum housing centres – had subsided since last autumn, 'municipalities, authorities and the rest of society face immense challenges ahead' to cope with asylum seekers.