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Rocky Davis

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  1. Unbelievable . . . via the wonders of the Internet, that man was like my brother.
  2. http://nypost.com/2014/10/25/former-cbs-reporter-explains-how-the-liberal-media-protects-obama/ Great read!
  3. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/09/gender-inclusive-school-district-says-drop-boys-and-girls-call-kids-purple/
  4. Yep - but the African-American community doesn't always operate with logic at the forefront of the brain. Lots of times, it is illogical anger and resentment that shows its ugly head from them and, once illogical anger and resentment are there, it's damn near impossible to deal with in any sort of mature, intelligent way.
  5. My browser will not allow me to cut and paste here (I don't know why). The link was to a Dartmouth history document called "Media Misrepresentations of the LA Riot from a Korean-American Perspective" by Carolyn Lee. It deals with the Korean community being specifically targeted by the Black community.
  6. They have good reason to be fearful. If you remember the Rodney King riots, non-Black businesses in the predominantly Black area of town (including LOTS of Korean and Asian-owned businesses, convenience stores, etc.) were specifically targeted by rioters because (supposedly) they sucked up the local money from the Black community and spent it in their own Korean or Asian area of town. They were portrayed as "exploiting the locals - always taking from them and never giving anything back."
  7. Actually, the REAL burning question in Ferguson is this one: Locals have said numerous times that if policeman Darren Wilson is not indicted AND convicted, Ferguson will burn (can you say "Lynchmob Mentality?"). Will it REALLY burn?
  8. I have a question. I studied "Market Garden" many years ago, but don't remember it very well anymore. IIRC, the Allied timeline of events was so tight that anything that didn't go nearly exactly according to the projected event schedule could throw the entire operation into the crapper nearly immediately. So, if resistance was heavier than expected and took longer to clear, or if resistance appeared unexpectedly, it threw the timeline of the entire operation off, is that correct? Is so, the schedule/timeline was the Achilles Heel of "Market Garden." On a similar note, I do remember all of those years of practicing defending against the imaginary Warsaw Pact steamroller across Germany - destined for the Atlantic Ocean and it (the WP attack) was a carefully scripted event and had a strict timeline. If its leading units faced hard resistance along the way, they were to bypass them and leave 2nd and 3rd echelon units to deal with those bypassed pockets of resistance so that the 1st echelon could continue advancing quickly its steamroller mode. I also remember that the rolling artillery barrage for such an attack by WP forces was also on a strict timeline, so that if the resistance held up the attacking echelon, the rolling barrage would soon out-distance itself from the maneuver forces, thereby rendering somewhat ineffective. Please correct me if I am off-target.
  9. Santa Anna lost a great portion of his army on his winter forced march from southern Mexico to San Antonio - due to frostbite, disease and being attacked by Indians along the way. But, he still had several thousand by the time he got there.
  10. Paul I'm glad that something exists that can sober you up. It's obvious you can't seem to do it on your own. Tomas - thank you for the very moving photos. I've also seen them on Facebook where you posted them - great pics.
  11. Yep - it's that time of year again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7F3r7dWpV0
  12. Just for you, Richard: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/house-divided/post/brag-bowling-by-resupplying-ft-sumter-did-lincoln-purposely-provoke-war/2011/04/07/AFFfoqLD_blog.html
  13. Not held up on court, Tony. Not even brought up in court, Tony. Settled at the point of a bayonet. I would have to add, Tony, that not even the most professional Legal Beagles have ever tried your approach on Constitutional Law . . . maybe for good reason . . . they are the Pros and you and I are not. Your "extending" and "interpretation" of the Constitution is a stretch. Mine is not - nothing written pro or con (that's my position - the legal position). Until something is specifically prohibited by law, it is legal. Secession was not specifically outlawed or admitted as law ever - still is not, regardless of White vs. Texas which MOST law students are taught was a totally personal opinion very vaguely derived from one court case not even directly trying to decide on the Constitutional legality or illegality of secession. In short, a state can still secede because it is still not Constitutionally prohibited from doing so. BUT, said seceding state has been shown that if its citizens and government decide to secede, the full might of the US military will pound them into submission not unlike the world governments that the US lambasted for doing the same ( the USSR, Germany etc.). But the US will always be right in pounding their so-called "enemies" and the US will always be right in verbally or economically pounding those other nations that do the same (as the US) to smaller dominions in their own part of the world. And those other non-US nations that do the pounding (like the US does and has done) and point back to us for having done the same thing - except (of course) when the US did it, it was "justified" but when somebody else did it (whose political lines was opposite of the US) did it, it was "naked aggression" etc. And that's the way it is with the US - hypocrisy . . . from way back. Then again, this is not the FFZ and not the topic. Please create a new discussion elsewhere.
  14. Secession Acts of the 13 CS States: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/secessionacts.html Do a word search for the word “slave” in the link above. You will find a hit on this (Texas): . . . the people of Texas, and her sister slave-holding States . . . You will find a hit on this (Virginia): . . . the oppression of the Southern slave-holding States: . . . You find a hit on this (Alabama): . . . to meet the slaveholding States of the South . . . That’s all you will find. Now, this is not the FFZ and this is not the topic in the thread header. I will, respectfully, cease and desist the current conversation.
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