Saturday, February 24, 2018

WHEN GUNS ARE BANNED...they'll find something else. Because evil exists in this world.

Hyannis man charged after alleged assault with tree branch
Source: Cape Cod Times
BARNSTABLE — A 37-year-old Hyannis man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Barnstable District Court to assault charges after allegedly striking another man repeatedly with a tree branch.
The alleged attack occurred Sunday at Grove and Louis streets in Hyannis, according to a police report.
The victim told police he was walking home from Ocean State Job Lot when James Oliver called out to him, the report says.
“I did not respond, I just kept walking because we had not been on good terms,” the victim said, according to the report.
The victim said Oliver threatened him and began striking his face with a tree branch about three feet long, continuing to assault him after he fell to the ground, the report says.
The victim, whom police met at the Cape Cod Hospital emergency room just before 2 p.m., had sustained lacerations and may have scarring, according to the police report.
Oliver was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with serious bodily injury, according to court documents. He was arrested on Thursday and a dangerousness hearing was held but his bail was set at $500, court documents say. A pretrial hearing in the case is set for March 8.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hey! Ya wanna buy a lighthouse? ...Whoops, too late! Sold!

Above photo-collage by Storm'n Norm'n
New Owner Will Face Challenge With Butler Flats Plan - 1420 WBSM

With the report that the new owner of the Butler Flats Lighthouse was touring the property this week, it appears the Texas businessman’s plan is to turn the 118-year-old lighthouse into a bed and breakfast.

It’s a plan that has already worked out well at another South Coast lighthouse, but there’s no guarantee Butler Flats will have a similar outcome.

“All lighthouses are different and come with their own Pandora’s Box. Once you’ve opened it, you have no idea what you got yourself into,” said Nick Korstad, owner of the Borden Flats Lighthouse in Fall River.

When the federal government passed the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 that allows them to be offered for sale to the general public (after nonprofits get first crack), Korstad fell in love with the idea of purchasing a lighthouse—despite being just a kid at the time. He purchased the Borden Flats Lighthouse in 2010 and lovingly restored it into a unique bed and breakfast.

Korstad is a lighthouse enthusiast and was interested in the Butler Flats property as well when it first hit the auction block after being deemed “surplus” by the federal government. Like Borden Flats, it is also a “sparkplug”-style structure.

“Butler Flats will be a huge challenge,” said Korstad, who toured Butler Flats with the Government Services Administration in 2012. “It was in very rough condition and very exposed to Buzzards’ Bay. We toured in the first week of September and took the Harbor Master Police boat out. We encountered 10-foot swells and tore the front pontoon off the boat trying to access the ladder. That’s when I said, ‘No thanks!’”

The new owner seems to have money behind him if he’s willing to take on the restoration efforts of Butler Flats, which some estimates put at over $1 million for full restoration. He paid $80,000 for the lighthouse in a November 2015 auction.

“To me, passion exceeds money,” Korstad said. “If you have a drive to accomplish a restoration, the money will come. Butler Flats will not be expensive to ‘cosmetically’ beautify. The cost will come fixing and securing the foundations.”

Korstad said the lighthouse is built upon a cast iron caisson filled with rocks and concrete. The caisson is bolted together and provides protection to the concrete from ice, waves and the elements.

“Unfortunately, the foundation has a lot of fatigue,” he said. “This is caused from corrosion, freeze/thaw and a lack of maintenance. There are places in the foundation where you can fit your hand through, and others that have band-aided. Once the plates fail, it’s a matter of time before cracks will form in the concrete and the lighthouse could potentially tip over if hit with a large enough storm.”

To see more photos of the inside of Butler Flats, check out the work of Frank Grace of Trig Photography here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

"Vladimir Putin said that!"

Did I say that?
“I think that by this point in time we could all agree that when the word 'Leftist' is used in any political narrative that the term is synonymous with 'Democrats'. And in the minds of anyone on the right both terms denote a negative reflection of the discussion; if there is one! Many, if not all, democrats lose sight of rational thought the longer a tête-à-tête or open discussion lingers and they are the most persistent and loudest in the discourse...they never give in to reality "The truth of the matter." quote is never considered...rather the lie is always promoted.”
Yes! I said that.

But what if I said,
“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
No! That was said by one of the most evil leaders of Communist Russia, Joseph Stalin.

Many of us on the right, especially among those who broadcast their beliefs over this thing called the Internet, have recognized what America’s problems are long before there’s any Congressional investigations or exposé in the main stream media. We recognize it because we are at the bottom of the political class who created the mess we’re in (gives some credence to the expression, ‘low man on the totem pole’). How many times have we heard the politicians say they’re going to fix the problems from the bottom up when just the opposite happens once they’re in office. The ‘control’ politicians have become used to is not what the Founding Fathers aspired to when they fought for our independence; they wanted a government controlled by ‘we the people’ but somewhere down the road the people we elected into office have forgotten their role in the process…and if I may be sinister about it, that forgetfulness is intentional (Recall the words of former Congressman Barney Frank, “The middle class won’t fight back.”).
When addressing the myriad of problems we have and wonder why our elected officials cannot seem to relate to them…aahh, “It’s a conspiracy theory!” they say. Yet one begins to wonder just how far we have fallen from our pinnacle of freedom when one of our adversaries recognizes the real issues facing us more so than our very own Congress. Non-other than the leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has put it in plain words that even the most ignorant congress person should understand… In his speech he is talking about European countries but he may very well be summarizing our own problems…it’s too bad that our political parties cannot see Putin’s ‘writing on the wall’.  When you are finished reading you can say, "Vladimir Putin said that!" ~ Norman E. Hooben

The following speech by Vladimir Putin is copied from a post on Vox Day’s site, via this link:
An excellent and insightful speech by Vladimir Putin; which illustrates very clearly why the globalists and the anti-Western media are so desperate to attack both him and Russia. ~ Vox Day
Vox Day (born 21 August 1968 Theodore Beale) is an American publisher, science fiction writer, philosopher, musician and video game designer. He is a former nationally syndicated columnist with Chronicle Features and Universal Press Syndicate.


 A further challenge for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral, and other aspects. We see that many Euro-Atlantic states have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization.

In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied - national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativized. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridical equal to a homosexual partnership; faith in God is equal to faith in Satan. The excesses and exaggerations of political correctness in these countries indeed lead to a serious consideration for the legitimization of parties that promote the propaganda of pedophilia.

The people in many European states are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are indeed frightened to speak about them. Christian holidays and celebrations are abolished or "neutrally" renamed, as if one were ashamed of those Christian holidays. With this method one hides away the deeper moral value of those celebrations.

And these countries try to force this model onto other nations, globally. I am deeply convinced that this is a direct way to the degradation and primitivization of culture. This leads to deeper demographic and moral crisis in the West.

What can be better evidence for the moral crisis of human society in the West than the loss of its reproductive function? And today nearly all "developed" Western countries cannot survive reproductively, not even with the help of migrants.

Without the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed, and been developed, over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity and become brutes. And we think it is right and natural to defend and preserve these Christian moral values.

One has to respect the right of every minority to self-determination, but at the same time there cannot and must not be any doubt about the rights of the majority.

At the same time as this process plays out at a national level in the West, we observe on an international level the attempts to create a unipolar, unified model of the world, to relativize and remove institutions of international rights and national sovereignty. In such a unipolar, unified world there is no place for sovereign states. Such a world needs merely vassals.

From a historical perspective, such a unipolar world would mean the surrender of one's own identity and of God-created diversity.

No wonder they hate and fear him so. He is a true nationalist who is not afraid to stand up in defense of both Christianity and the West... and he has nukes. For those casting about for the true leader of the Alt-Right, there is a strong candidate.


Yes it was very well stated.

The west is a creation of Christianity and without that force is doomed to fail. For all its imperfections western European civilization combined with English limited government is the very best humanity has created to date. It should be celebrated, not denigrated.
It takes a KGB national leader to say this, while all the western leaders are mute. I truly find it hard to trust the Russian bear, but speaking the truth is a start. I hope he and Trump can come to a true rapprochement.