Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Misidentifying history big time

This link goes to an ancestry site.

The headline at the site says: “Governor Houston at His Trading Post on the Verdigris.”

Just about any Texan will tell you the painting is of General Houston accepting the surrender of General Santa Ana following the Battle of San Jacinto. During the battle, Houston was wounded in the foot.

If the ancestry site is as accurate with ancestry records as it is in identifying a painting of a historical incident …

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Azerbaijan gives in to Turkish demands, seizes ‘prohibited books’

In Baku, houses of suspected supporters of Fethullah Gülen searched

In the villages of Sakhil and Lokbatan, during searches carried out in the houses of five supporters of preacher Fethullah Gülen, law enforcers discovered prohibited books. This was reported by the law enforcement bodies of Azerbaijan.

Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who lives in the United States, is accused by the Turkish authorities of organization of an armed coup committed at night of July 16. Fethullah Gülen himself has declared that he denied those accusations. On August 15, the Azerbaijani General Prosecutor's Office declared that it instituted criminal proceedings against supporters of Fethullah Gülen in the country. According to the opposition, the law enforcement bodies use alleged connection with Fethullah Gülen as motives for arrests of activists.

In the village of Sakhil, during a search carried out in the house of Rizvan Gamidov, staff members of the Police Department for the Garadag District found 159 copies of books and 9 magazines, the promotion and dissemination of which were prohibited. In the village of Lokbatan, in the house of Ilkin Ibragimov, law enforcers found and seized 14 books, in the house of Samir Ibragimov 17 books, in the house of Terikhanym Ibragimova 10 books, and in the house of Gandab Guseinova 15 copies of books, the "APA" reports today with reference to the law enforcement bodies.


© Caucasian Knot

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Vaughan and Bushnell Hammer Plant – Now Hiring

Tubalcain visits a hammer plant in Illinois and sees working people at work.

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Nobody says where the steel is made. There are a couple of robots; no mention of where those were made.

I am certain there are people who would complain that workers were subjected to loud noises that might cause hearing loss.

It’s a forge and foundry! If a complainer can’t come up with a way of silent forging, then shut up.

Ace of Spades HQ calls it a ‘Bad Joke’

A vulture boards an airplane carrying two dead raccoons.

The stewardess looks at him and says:

"I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion is allowed per passenger."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Crybaby Blue Jays scalped, tomahawked, lanced, speared by that team from Cleveland

You lost! You lost, you lost, you lost!

Here is a good reason Canadian team should have been eliminated 4-0.

“Ontario court to consider application to stop Cleveland from wearing ‘offensive’ baseball jerseys in Toronto”

“Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press
“Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

“TORONTO — A prominent indigenous activist and architect is seeking a court ruling that would prevent the Cleveland Indians from wearing their regular jerseys, using their team name and displaying their logo when they play against the Blue Jays in Toronto this week.

“Douglas Cardinal, an officer of the Order of Canada, has filed applications to the Ontario Superior Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, arguing that the Cleveland Indians’ team name and mascot — Chief Wahoo, a cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband — are offensive and discriminatory.

“His application seeks an injunction against the team, Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications, which is broadcasting the American League Championship Series between the two teams.

“Rogers also owns the Blue Jays and the stadium they play in, the Rogers Centre.

“A hearing will be held Monday on the application at the Superior Court.

“It’s just the latest move in a push against the team’s name, as the United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ have urged the team to change its name.”

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ISIS dudes really won’t trust their women now

SAS soldiers wearing voluminous burkas identify ISIS leader’s presence, transmit location to AWACS, get Hellfire missile from drone.

“The elite troopers even managed to hide assault weapons, grenades and ammo beneath their roomy ankle-length gowns in case they encountered armed resistance from Islamist militants.

“After making their way through the town they located the house of a senior terrorist chief and used a transmitted to relay its location and coordinates to a US Air Force AWAC mission control aircraft circling thousands of feet above.

“The American spy plane then passed the information onto a US Reaper drone, which seconds later fired a Hellfire missile into the building, vaporising the ISIS commander and several of his henchmen.

“When jihadi militants heard the explosion they rushed onto the streets and discovered the burka-clad troopers, who took down several jihadis during a fierce gun battle as they fought their way to safety.”

Whole story:

Chuck, this is your cousin Marvin. Marvin Berry.

Chuck Berry turns 90; announces he’s cutting another album.

“Chuck” will be Mr. Berry’s first album in 38 years. Also of note, Mr. Berry dedicated the album to his wife, Themetta. The Berrys have been married 68 years.

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