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IT’S TIME FOR A BLACK POPE

By Pete Moore On January 7th, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Afterall, what’s one more African in Europe? It’s one with an urgent message, if Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea gets the gig. Yes time for a black Pope, methinks –

Fire them ALL

By Patrick Van Roy On January 7th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Turn Security back over to the Airlines where it belongs and disband this useless agency and union.

Airport Security Lines Grow Across The Nation As TSA Sickout Continues

Security lines at airports across the country are starting grow long as nationwide action from Transportation Security Agency (TSA) workers starts to take its toll. On Friday, CNN reported that the agency, which is responsible for operating security checkpoints at airports across the country, was suffering from staffing shortages as a function of the government shutdown. According to the report, TSA agents have been calling in sick in record numbers during the shutdown in protest of withheld pay. Frontline staff at the agency have worked without pay since the shutdown began, though they expect to be paid in full after the government resumes operations.

Why we need Term Limits or Age Limits on the Supreme Court.

By Patrick Van Roy On January 7th, 2019 at 4:22 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.

Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the court, which will hear more cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again next week.

Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is continuing to recuperate and work from home after doctors removed two cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21.

Ginsburg was discharged from a New York hospital on Dec. 25.  Chief Justice John Roberts said in the courtroom Monday that Ginsburg would participate in deciding the argued cases “on the basis of the briefs and transcripts of oral arguments.”

The Last decision she voted on was hours after her Lung Surgery writing her response before and after her surgery while lying in the hospital on heavy pain medication.

This Judge is 85yrs old, has had 3 cancer surgeries and is deciding cases under the influence. She is no longer competent, but refuses to step from the bench before the end of 2019 for the soul reason of denying Trump a third pick.

” Mercy Now “, by Mary Gauthier

By Phantom On January 6th, 2019 at 11:19 pm

The other day I ran into this on on the streaming radio.

Mary Gauthier is a native of New Orleans. Her early life was not so great, and when she became addicted to drugs and alcohol as an adult, that wasn’t so great either.

But she righted herself, and started writing and performing at the age of 35.

When she wrote ” Mercy Now “, her publisher wasn’t impressed. But the reaction from her audience was immediate. She found a new publisher.

Her work is very personal. She looks right at the pain, and at everything else.

She’s done a lot of work with American combat veterans, including doing
Songwriting with Soldiers for several years. She works with male and female veterans, and their spouses to write songs of their experiences.

Her most recent album Rifles and Rosary Beads was released a year ago. She sings the songs that she produced with them, on an album where her co-writers ( the vets ) get full songwriting credits.

I’m pretty impressed.

My father could use a little mercy now
The fruits of his labor fall and rot slowly on the ground
His work is almost over it won’t be long, he won’t be around
I love my father, he could use some mercy now

My brother could use a little mercy now
He’s a stranger to freedom, he’s shackled to his fear and his doubt
The pain that he lives in it’s almost more than living will allow
I love my bother, he could use some mercy now

My church and my country could use a little mercy now
As they sink into a poisoned pit it’s going to take forever to climb out
They carry the weight of the faithful who follow them down
I love my church and country, they could use some mercy now

Every living thing could use a little mercy now
Only the hand of grace can end the race towards another mushroom cloud
People in power, they’ll do anything to keep their crown
I love life and life itself could use some mercy now

Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now
I know we don’t deserve it but we need it anyhow
We hang in the balance dangle ‘tween hell and hallowed ground
And every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now

Songwriters: Mary Gauthier

DAVID VANCE TRYING TO TEACH COMMON SENSE ABOUT ABU QATADA

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2019 at 5:07 pm

UK spends £200,000 of taxpayer money to protect hate preacher… after deporting him

We live in a world of contradiction where simple common sense no longer prevails. For your enjoyment and enlightenment here is David Vance trying to get Keith Best ceo of survivors uk to see the sense of not supporting our known enemies.

Common Sense

By Patrick Van Roy On January 6th, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Here is the full story from NPR about the Report just released. Please read and comment on it’s conclusions and suggestions.

Parkland Shooting Panel Report Calls For Arming Teachers, Chronicles Slew Of Blunders

A blistering report released on Wednesday by an investigative panel looking into the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year, exposes a litany of school security breaches and chaotic protocol leading to the deaths of 17 students and faculty, and it recommends arming teachers to prevent or slow future on-campus attacks.

The probe also tears into school staff and sheriff’s deputies involved in the incident, some of whom it says contradicted “ample evidence” captured on video and audio surveillance footage. The Public Safety Commission argues they either intentionally told falsehoods or offered differing accounts due to incompetence.

“All stakeholders—school districts, law enforcement, mental health providers, city and county governments, funding entities, etc. — should embrace the opportunity to change and make Florida schools the safest in the nation,” the report says in its opening pages, which includes short biographies of each of the victims.

“There must be a sense of urgency—and there is not, across-the-board—in enhancing school safety,” it says.

The analysis, comprising a 439-page report, examines “what happened leading up to the shooting and the law enforcement response.” That includes a moment-by-moment recounting of the shooting as well as a comprehensive scrutiny of the shooter’s life – Nikolas Cruz — from birth through the Feb. 14, 2018.

The report and its recommendations were sent to the governor’s office and legislature for consideration.

“We will not wait, we will be vigilant and we, like the legislature, expect compliance and change with urgency,” the Commission says.

Among the most controversial recommendations for the state legislature is that it should expand the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program “to allow teachers who volunteer,” and get training, to carry concealed firearms on campuses.

Under the program — named in honor of the football coach who died while protecting students during the attack — administrators and other staff can receive training to carry concealed weapons. But only teachers with a military or law enforcement background are allowed to participate in the program.

President Trump has repeatedly called for arming teachers as a means of making schools safer spaces. “We have to have offensive capability to take these people out rapidly before they can do this kind of damage,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in the weeks following the tragedy in Parkland.

He also reasoned that security guards “don’t love the students” as teachers do, NPR reports.

However, the Florida Education Association, which represents teachers, and the Florida PTA, both oppose the expansion of the law believing more guns on campus will make schools less safe, the Miami Herald reports.

Several chapters of the report chronicle myriad security breakdowns, systemic school security failures and the absence of a cohesive protocol that allowed Cruz to easily enter the campus and embark on the shooting rampage: Gates and doors were left unlocked while others were inaccessible just when students needed additional hiding spaces; there were no public address system speakers in the hallways that might have improved communication throughout the bloody chaos.

Additionally, the report notes that a recent shift in policy by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, telling deputies that they “may” enter a building where there is an active shooter, where previously they were trained to enter, created confusion and led to inaction by eight deputies responding to the active shooter.

According to the report, Deputy Scot Peterson, the school’s only dedicated armed security officer on the day of the shooting, opted not to enter the building where Cruz had begun firing on students and teachers. Instead, he took up what the report calls a “hiding place” at the base of a stairwell for 48 minutes and only emerged after Cruz had run off campus and into the surrounding neighborhood where he was eventually arrested.

The report also notes Peterson was repeatedly untruthful about where he was from the moment he first heard the gunshots through the end of the massacre. In a statement given on Feb. 16, 2018, to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Peterson said that he was in his office at the time he heard what he believed to be firecrackers. But video indicates he was elsewhere on campus.

The Commission also found fault with the FBI for its failure to follow up on tips regarding Cruz and the danger he posed to students and faculty months before the attack.

Similarly, it details several instances in which parents and students allege they approached Principal Ty Thompson and Assistant Principal Jeff Morford with concerns about Cruz’ behavior, claims both men deny.

Still, the report says, “Investigators found Morford to be remarkably absent-minded in remembering details about various events and/or being intentionally deceptive.”

The panel called for a broad evaluation of existing mental health and social services “to ensure they are producing the desired results.” It stressed services should focus on “evidence-based best practices with specific metrics to measure outcomes.

Gov. Rick Scott, whose last day in office is Jan. 8, said he will review the report.

DON’T THINK SO

By Pete Moore On January 6th, 2019 at 1:09 pm

“Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev, originally Dublin, İreland.”

Enrichment brings forth the new pastime of “Guess the Paddy”.

French versus French

By Patty On January 6th, 2019 at 1:21 am

This is starting to feel a little bit like a Revolution to me.

HUZZAH!

By Pete Moore On January 5th, 2019 at 8:38 pm

Mystic Moore peers into his crystal ball, sees a passport application being made out in April. Remember, patriots, it’s not just enough to expel the EU from our kingdom. All traces of its existence here must be erased*. Let Rome’s treatment of Carthage be our guide.

(*Except Irish passports of convenience)

THE ALLURE OF TRADITION

By Pete Moore On January 5th, 2019 at 6:37 pm

It’s no secret that the Church of England’s pews have been emptying at faster rates as soppy left-liberalism has overcome Christian dogma. It’s all tambourines and kumbaya. Not so at St Bartholemew’s in London, where the clergy will have none of that pappy Marxist guff –

The Times reports that the young are drawn to the tradition of the service. Of course they are. People are actually drawn to stern, unbending certainty and ideological confidence. It explains the appeal of Islam to converts. It’s what draws people to military life. It demands respect and fealty and it’s demanding of its adherents. The Church of England has lost this from its institutional memory, and that’s why the pews are empty.