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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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West Virginia Government Employees Fired After Investigation Into Nazi Salute


West Virginia Government Employees Fired After Investigation Into Nazi Salute

Trainees and staffers with a state agency gave the salute in a class photo, saying they were honoring an instructor.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/west-virginia-government-employees-fired-after-investigation-into-nazi-salute_n_5e0a3e1fe4b0843d360a6779

By Ja’han Jones

More than 30 cadets and staff members at a corrections academy in West Virginia have been fired after a class photo surfaced on Dec. 5 showing them making a Nazi salute.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) said Monday that after reviewing a report on the incident by the state’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, he approved recommendations that those in the photo and some academy staff who knew about it be fired. All were employed by the state’s Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

“As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms,” Justice said in a statement.

Charleston, West Virginia-based WCHS-TV was the first to report the photo of members of Basic Training Class 18, in which nearly 30 people are seen making a gesture used to salute German dictator Adolf Hitler, who started World War II and oversaw the slaughter of millions of Jews. The cadets made their gesture ― known as the “Hail Hitler” salute ― beneath a sign reading “Hail Byrd.”

<snip>

“They do that because I’m a hard-ass like Hitler,” Byrd later told a staff secretary.

The investigation found that Byrd and some of the cadets in her class were also depicted paying homage to Hitler in other photos. One reportedly shows Byrd and some cadets holding their hands horizontally beneath their noses, in an apparent reference to Hitler’s distinctive mustache. The investigation into those photos is ongoing, the report said.

Some cadets in the photo allegedly expressed concerns about making the Nazi salute, and some who felt pressured to participate ultimately tried to satisfy their instructor and fellow classmates’ demands by throwing up a fist instead.

However, Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy recommended that everyone in the photo be fired for contributing to “far-reaching and harmful perceptions that are the antithesis of the values we strive to attain.”

<snip>

The department’s concluding paragraph said, “There is no dispute that the ‘Hail Byrd’ gesture and photograph were highly offensive and egregious in appearance, but the investigation did not reveal any overt motivation or intent that this was a discriminatory act towards any racial, religious, or ethnic group. Rather, contributing factors included poor judgment, ignorance, peer pressure, and fear of reprisal.”



“They do that because I’m a hard-ass like Hitler,” Byrd later told a staff secretary.




Fire her too. Not a freaking thing about any Nazi is funny.

When I was about 8 or 9, we live on the near west side of Cleveland ...

its the gentrifying "Ohio City" now - then it was a "DP" (displaced person) section of town.

Playing Army was a big pastime for kids and for some reason my younger sister, brother and I were the designated Germans. We would establish an ambush instead of going after the Americans. We would wait as long as it took for them to get antsy and come after us. We'd usually win.

One day we found a red flag used to mark a long load. We decided to make a German flag. We crayoned a swastika on it and asked our college freshman uncle to nail it to a piece of 2 x 2" and we marched (not goosestep) around the block. This was in the day where it really took a village to raise a kid and all the neighbors paid attention to the kids.

We got about half-way when we passed a man in his sixties from Serbia who was always giving us things from his garden and would talk to us about the Indians in very broken English. When he saw and more importantly the flag, he ran across his little front yard and vaulted the three foot wought iron fence and grabbed that flag aind ripped it up, all the time saying, "You good kids, bad flag!" repeatedly and very excitedly. He stayed our friend and we never made another "German" flag again. I'll never forget that. I believe that's when I started looking at war and the World WarII, more critically.

I learned racism at my grandfathers knee, I unlearned it at my step-father's dinner table. I began my research into antisemitism when a nice old man jumped his fence and ripped up my swastika.

Laurie Anderson has a lyric that says that when her father died she felt "like a library burnt down". I think that is so true, the Holocaust survivors who passing away these days so quickly are a bonfire of libraries and we are the worst off for it.

"I've something to die for, what more can I do? I've got something to live for, what about you?"

Favorite band when I was in high school ...

Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S.

Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the U.S.
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https://www.farandwide.com/s/amazing-geography-facts-d9d661749cad43df?utm_campaign=geographyfacts-14a0bbade6c24f35&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=oat&utm_term=HUFFINGTON_POST

You may think of Alaska as the westernmost state in the United States, especially when looking at a map, but it's also the easternmost state.

How?

It stretches so far from the west that it falls into the eastern hemisphere. In fact, Semisopochnoi Island, part of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, is technically the easternmost spot in all of North America.


What you can learn on a beautiful Sunday morning over a cup of coffee!

Flurry Of Anti-Semitic Attacks Emerge In New York City During Hanukkah

Flurry Of Anti-Semitic Attacks Emerge In New York City During Hanukkah
New York police are investigating at least six potential anti-Semitic assaults on victims as young as 6 years old.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anti-semitic-attacks-new-york-city-hanukkah_n_5e06227ac5b6b5a713ada7f9

By Carol Kuruvilla

New York City police are investigating at least six possible anti-Semitic hate crimes that occurred over the past week and coincide with Hanukkah.

The attacks occurred primarily in the borough of Brooklyn, with multiple victims between the ages of 6 and 65 years old claiming they were physically assaulted and, in some cases, subjected to anti-Semitic slurs.

<snip>

During a news conference Friday afternoon, the New York Police Department’s chief of detectives Rodney Harrison said that since Dec. 13, police have been investigating eight “alarming” hate crimes. (A motive hasn’t yet been established for all of these instances.)

<snip>

On Monday morning, a 65-year-old man wearing a yarmulke was reportedly punched and kicked in broad daylight near Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal by an attacker who yelled an expletive and referred to the victim’s Jewish identity, according to CBS New York. A suspect was charged with assault as a hate crime for the attack.

Later on Monday, police received a report that two boys, ages 6 and 7, were attacked by a group of teenagers inside a residential building in Williamsburg, CNN reported. Harrison said Friday that one of the boys was punched in the stomach. The case is still being investigated.

<snip>

Then, early Tuesday morning, a group of over 10 people cursed and yelled anti-Semitic slurs at a 25-year-old man walking down a street in Crown Heights, CBS New York reported. When the victim took out his cellphone to record what was happening, one member of the group allegedly threw a drink at him, and the group scattered, CBS reported.

<snip>

Later that day, a 56-year-old man walking in the same neighborhood was also attacked. Surveillance footage obtained by CBS shows the man being punched in the head and falling to the ground. The suspects in this case have not yet been identified, Harrison said.

The fifth incident took place on Thursday afternoon in south Brooklyn, NBC New York reported. Police said a 34-year-old Jewish mother was walking in the neighborhood with her 3-year-old child when an attacker yelled anti-Semitic slurs at her and hit her in the face with a shopping bag. The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Ayana Logan, was charged with assault as a hate crime.

On Friday morning in Crown Heights, police said three women between the ages of 22 and 31 were slapped in the face by a 30-year-old female suspect, who was later arrested and charged with harassment in the first degree, a hate crime. Harrison said that during an interrogation, the suspect said that she committed the crime because she thought the women were Jewish.

There was at least one other incident Friday morning with a possible anti-Jewish bias. According to ABC New York, a man walked into the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement and threatened to shoot up the place. The man reportedly walked away after issuing this threat, ABC reported.

The Hanukkah attacks occurred just about two weeks after a targeted anti-Semitic shooting at a kosher market in nearby Jersey City left three victims dead, including two Hasidic Jews.

<snip>

The NYPD documented 311 total hate crimes from January to September of this year, over half of which targeted Jews, the Times of Israel reported.

Evan Bernstein, the Anti-Defamation League regional director, said the organization is appalled by the “sheer frequency and aggressive nature” of the incidents, especially during the holidays. Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, began on Sunday.

“Enough is enough; now is the time for society to come together in rejection of this hate and for public officials and community leaders to speak up, lead by example, and demand meaningful change to protect the Jewish community,” Bernstein said in a statement.




Enough has been too much.

Trumpstock whackoes threaten armed insurrection if Trump loses 2020



Where's the FBI???

Talk talk - the Music Machine ...

There is a memorial music post up now that made me think of this song ...


TRUMPSTOCK 2019! How did we miss this? Crowds so huge it was held in a pizza parlor!!!!

Demonstration of exactly how unpopular the Orange Shitgibbon is in even Arizona!!!


How goofy can people be to take this crap sooooo seriously?


TRUMPSTOCK 2019!
Kingman, Arizona
Oct 4th-6th

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THE EVENT HAS MOVED
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TRUMPSTOCK has partnered with Sky One Radio and the American Perspective Show to bring you all the speakers and coverage LIVE via the player below or download the app. LIVE coverage begins at 5PM PST Friday Oct 4th. There will be interviews with our guests, you can even call in or ask questions in chat.

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Give a Thousand Salutes

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There is no country more beautiful and wonderful than the land of freedom and opportunity. Celebrate the joy of being American with TRUMPSTOCK!



We will be holding events all across the United States with the sole purpose of uniting Americans of ALL ages to honor the country together.



This website will have everything you need to know before going to our event in Kingman, AZ Oct. 4-6, 2019.Browse to learn more about tickets, event activities, sponsorship opportunities, merchandise, and hotel discounts. VIP events TBD!

Ask about tickets for the after parties!
Laurie Bezick
President


After parties???? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


The sponsors:

TRUMPSTOCK 2019! How did we miss this????

TRUMPSTOCK 2019!
Kingman, Arizona
Oct 4th-6th

https://trumpstock.wixsite.com/event

THE EVENT HAS MOVED
@Great American Pizza
Golden Valley, AZ

TRUMPSTOCK has partnered with Sky One Radio and the American Perspective Show to bring you all the speakers and coverage LIVE via the player below or download the app. LIVE coverage begins at 5PM PST Friday Oct 4th. There will be interviews with our guests, you can even call in or ask questions in chat.

In Association with
veterans united of arizona

Give a Thousand Salutes

to Our Homeland



There is no country more beautiful and wonderful than the land of freedom and opportunity. Celebrate the joy of being American with TRUMPSTOCK!



We will be holding events all across the United States with the sole purpose of uniting Americans of ALL ages to honor the country together.



This website will have everything you need to know before going to our event in Kingman, AZ Oct. 4-6, 2019.Browse to learn more about tickets, event activities, sponsorship opportunities, merchandise, and hotel discounts. VIP events TBD!

Ask about tickets for the after parties!
Laurie Bezick
President


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