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NC Florence impact, Rain and flooding, Greensboro report, UNCG vs Guilford County school closings, Buffalo Creek real news

NC Florence impact, Rain and flooding, Greensboro report, UNCG vs Guilford County school closings, Buffalo Creek real news

” “Four-Letter Words, the Keys to Success: Home Work, Hard Work, Team Work, Good Luck, Good Lord, and a Good Idea.” Out of money in 1939, he dropped out of college and returned home to work in his brother Glenn’s store in Kannapolis, and later worked for Cannon Mills as an auditor. He volunteered for the army after the attack on Pearl Harbor, serving in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return from the war, Mr. Ketner did everything possible to stay out of the grocery business, working nine jobs he didn’t like before ultimately returning to work for Glenn. When Glenn sold his chain of 25 stores to Winn-Dixie in 1956, Ralph and brother Brown worked briefly for that chain before starting Food Town with former co-worker, Wilson Smith, in 1957.”…Ralph Ketner, founder of Food Lion obituary

“What message are we sending to our young people when we treat them like snowflakes?”…Citizen Wells

 

First of all, the reports you are getting from eastern North and South Carolina, especially SE NC are real and it is bad with the flooding likely to get worse before better. The reason for that is the subsequent rain west that will increase the flow of water going east.

They need our prayers and support.

A friend of mine owns property on Oak Island and he does not know when he will be able to drive there due to the flooding and road closures.

In case you are wondering about the impact on areas west like Greensboro. I can answer that.

Perhaps you have heard about UNCG calling off classes beginning Wednesday at noon through today. That must have raised questions in your mind.

The Guilford County School System made a wise decision and let classes out at 2:00 PM on Thursday and delayed opening this morning for 2 hours.

I know Greensboro well.

It has no rivers, just the usual creeks.

Buffalo Creek, is the most famous and notorious for overflowing during heavy spring and summer showers.

But it impacts very few people.

Last week when UNCG called off classes prematurely, many of us were puzzled.

It appeared then as now to be a irresponsible decision.

UNCG is on high ground with a large support staff within and surrounding the school.

Here are some photos from late this morning.

The first a tributary or upstream portion of Buffalo Creek flooded sometime between 4:00 PM Saturday and this morning. It flooded much worse last year from a typical spring summer downpour.

This photo is Buffalo Creek at Elm Street. It is high but not overflowing as in the past.

Speaking of Buffalo Creek and fake news.

I grew up within walking distance of Buffalo Presbyterian Church, named for the creek which was named for the buffalo that roamed the area hundreds of years ago.

By “chance” I ran across the following article this morning.

From O’Henry Magazine September 2017.

“It might make a good argument to claim the mighty Buffalo was named for a shaggy creature who might have denuded those banks in a quest for a grazing paradise. Nice try, county historian James G. W. MacLamroc informed Greensborians in a ’72 News & Record Hot Line response asking about the creek’s namesake. His research indicated that Buffalo were rare around these parts when early settlers moved here in the mid-1700s, so it’s unlikely the beasts donated their name to the stream. More likely, whoever laid the name on the waterway just chose it because the mighty bison projects a strong American image for a creek, a robe or a nickel.”

http://www.ohenrymag.com/paradise-reclaimed/

Quoting a News Record source can be problematic.

From the “History of Guilford County.”

“Greensboro, Queen of Piedmont Carolina. Surrounded by beautiful, undulating fields covered with soft Japanese clover, buffalo grass and abundant wild flowers, she is called the “City of Flowers.” Once this section was prairie”

From “History of Buffalo Presbyterian church and her people, Greensboro, N. C”.

“The church was named from the creek near by, and was at
first called “North Buffaloe Creek Presbyterian Church.” The
creek was named Buffaloe because of the large herds of wild
buffaloes that formerly ranged along its borders. We do not
know when the name was first given to the creek. It is thus
called in the earliest deeds. It must have been called Buffalo
by the Indians before the white man came.”

From the Smoky Mountain News.

“John Henry Preston in Western North Carolina: A History (Asheville: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1914) notes that some of Hernando de Soto’s men exploring this area in 1540 were presented with a dressed buffalo skin by the Cherokees. This, Arthur speculates, was perhaps the first such skin “ever obtained by white men.” The Spaniards described it as “an ox hide as thin as a calf’s skin, and the hair like a soft wool between the coarse and fine wool of sheep.””

“While helping to run the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia in 1729, Col. William Byrd of Virginia recorded several buffalo sightings in the Piedmont sections of those states. According to Hornaday, Byrd noted that a bull “was found all alone, tho Buffaloes Seldom are,” and “the meat is spoken of as ‘a Rarity.’””

https://smokymountainnews.com/news/item/2478-where-the-buffalo-roam

Buffalo Creek was named for the Buffalo that roamed the area and people have lived near it for thousands of years.

So, there you have it, real news.

Which leaves the question, why did UNCG cancel classes when kindergartners were attending school in the same city?

A snowflake protocol?

The very mention of a hurricane causing a panic and flight to a safe space?

“Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be snowflakes.”

 

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Tyrants create false narratives and rely on apathy, Tyranny comes in many forms and increasingly in the actions of companies

Tyrants create false narratives and rely on apathy, Tyranny comes in many forms and increasingly in the actions of companies

“A large company I have been dealing with has created a false narrative and has been promoting it as truth in Orwellian/Goebbels fashion.”…Citizen Wells

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”…Matthew 7:15

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

I am witnessing and experiencing the increase of tyranny by companies in the US.

From Zero Hedge.

“How People Become Easily Controlled By Tyrants”

“The question often arises in liberty movement circles as to how we get to the point of full blown tyranny within a society.  There are numerous factors that determine this outcome, but through all the various totalitarian systems in history there are common denominators – elements that must be there for tyrants to prevail.  When we can identify these common elements in an objective manner, we make it far more difficult for despotic structures to stand.”

“Tyrants exploit the masses more easily when people assume that corrupt political and social leaders are working for “their side” against the “other side.”  Often these leaders can be bought or threatened into subservience.  Tyrants then use them to drive the spectrum to the furthest opposites, until both sides adopt an attitude of zealotry.

This happens not only in politics, but in geopolitics, as entire nations are driven to war with each other by puppet presidents and governments over engineered conflicts that only ever benefit the cabal of tyrants behind the curtain.”

“Tyrants build false narratives.  This is what they do best.  They encourage people to unknowingly become villains, or they accuse innocent groups of villainy in order to sow division.  They need all sides to see everyone else either as an ally or an enemy.  There is no in-between.  If a person does not conform to the views of the zealot, then he must be immediately treated as a threat.  This causes an endless echo chamber which destroys all dissent or disagreement, no matter how rational.

Zealots operate primarily on fear, making them easy prey for tyrants.  And as some nerd somewhere once said, “Fear is the mind killer; fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.”

Apathy And False Hope

More than anything else, tyrants desire an apathetic population.  Apathy breeds complacency and inaction, and it also encourages delusional thinking.  Apathetic people tend towards the philosophy of pacifism as a means to vindicate their own behavior, but this is merely a mask designed to hide their fear.  They might fear suffering, they might fear loss, they might fear failure, but they certainly have fear, and it stops them from standing in the way of developments that they know are evil in nature and that require an aggressive response.

Apathy can also be bred into a society through the use of false hopes.  Tyrants conjure scenarios in which the public is made to believe positive “change” is about to take place, usually through politics.  But, there will be no change for the better beyond the cosmetic.  Things only get worse.  In this process of conditioning, tyrants raise up the hopes of the masses, and then dash them to the ground over and over, until the public gives up.

The problem is not that things cannot change for the better, but that the public keeps playing by the rules of a game fabricated by the very people that are causing their misery.  Stepping outside the constraints of that game requires us to take matters into our own hands rather than waiting around for others to make changes for us.  It requires risk.  If the farce of tyranny is to ever end, all awake and aware people will have to take many risks.

I have heard it argued that tyranny is a natural and inevitable product of human society.  That tyrants cannot be avoided, that they will always exist and any attempt to remove them will result in them only being replaced with other tyrants.  This is the pinnacle of the pathetic mindset.  It is the dark void of nihilism.

One could also argue that there is no point to washing ourselves because we are just going to get dirty again tomorrow.  But these people would eventually die of disease.  If tyranny is a human constant, then rebellion must also be a human constant, otherwise, humanity dies or is turned into something unrecognizable.”

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-05/how-people-become-easily-controlled-tyrants

 

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Oleg Deripaska “colluded” with Obama Justice Dept. not Trump, 2009 to 2016, Robert Mueller was running the FBI, Trump’s alleged “back channel” to Putin was in fact an FBI asset

Oleg Deripaska “colluded” with Obama Justice Dept. not Trump, 2009 to 2016, Robert Mueller was running the FBI, Trump’s alleged “back channel” to Putin was in fact an FBI asset

“Why was Tony West, who helped Obama keep his records hidden at taxpayer expense, promoted to Acting Associate Attorney General, the third highest official at the Justice Department?”…Citizen Wells

“People need to understand that the Democrat Party today is not the Democrat Party of John F. Kennedy. The Democrat Party with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is more Marxist than anything else.  They think the Constitution should be a ‘progressive’ document.  In other words, the Constitution is outdated and should be redone. “…Kevin Shipp

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“Russian Oligarch And Putin Pal Admits To Collusion, Secret Meetings

Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, has gone on record with The Hill‘s John Solomon – admitting to colluding with Americans leading up to the 2016 US election, except it might not be what you’re thinking.

Deripaska, rumored to be Donald Trump’s “back channel” to Putin via the Russian’s former association with Paul Manafort, says he “colluded” with the US Government between 2009 and 2016.

In 2009, when Robert Mueller was running the FBI, the agency asked Deripaska to spend $25 million of his own money to bankroll an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent – Robert Levinson, who was kidnapped in 2007 while working on a 2007 CIA contract in Iran. This in and of itself is more than a bit strange.

Deripaska agreed, however the Obama State Department, headed by Hillary Clinton, scuttled a last-minute deal with Iran before Levinson could be released. He hasn’t been heard from since.

FBI agents courted Deripaska in 2009 in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris; Vienna; Budapest, Hungary, and Washington. Agents persuaded the aluminum industry magnate to underwrite the mission. The Russian billionaire insisted the operation neither involve nor harm his homeland. -The Hill

In other words – Trump’s alleged “back channel” to Putin was in fact an FBI asset who spent $25 million helping Obama’s “scandal free” administration find a kidnapped agent. Deripaska’s admitted ”

“As the New York Times frames it, distancing Deripaska from the FBI (no mention of the $25 million rescue effort, for example), the Russian aluminum magnate was just one of several Putin-linked Oligarchs the FBI tried to flip.”

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-01/russian-oligarch-and-putin-pal-admits-collusion-secret-meetings

 

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Facebook engineer Brian Amerige confirmed Trump’s allegation, “we are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views”, “quick to attack….opposition to left-leaning ideology”

Facebook engineer Brian Amerige confirmed Trump’s allegation, “we are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views”, “quick to attack….opposition to left-leaning ideology”

“Let me tell you something. They were all over that woman,”
“And it was the type of stuff we ran into with the outfit (the Chicago mob). Intimidation just by watching her, making their presence known. … Just to let her know ‘We can do what we want.’ ”…Attorney David Schippers, Clinton investigator

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984″

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

From Zero Hedge.

“Facebook Engineer’s Stunning Admission: “We Tear Down Posters Welcoming Trump Supporters”

On Tuesday morning, President Trump lashed out at Google, with his remarks later broadening to include Twitter and Facebook, accusing it of “rigging” search results by presenting only results “from National Left-Wing Media” and accused “Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.”

Those companies “better be careful because you can’t do that to people,” Trump said later in the Oval Office. “I think that Google, and Twitter and Facebook, they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. It is not fair to large portions of the population.”

Google immediately responded, condemning Trump’s charge, and claiming that “Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don’t bias our results toward any political ideology.”

And yet, as so often happens, in Trump’s crude delivery, the politically incorrect truth was once again be found.

According to a memo posted on Facebook’s internal message board titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity”, and which was published by the New York Times, senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige confirmed Trump’s allegation writing that “we are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views” and shockingly admitted that “we claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology. We throw labels that end in *obe and *ist at each other, attacking each other’s character rather than their ideas.”

The scathing indictment of Facebook’s liberal “mono-culture” continues:

We do this so consistently that employees are afraid to say anything when they disagree with what’s around them  politically.​ HR has told me that this is not a rare concern, and I’ve personally gotten over a hundred messages to that effect. Your colleagues are afraid because they know that they — not their ideas — will be attacked. They know that all the talk of “openness to different perspectives” does not apply to causes of “social justice,” immigration, “diversity”, and “equality.” On this issues, you can either keep quiet or sacrifice your reputation and career.

“These are not fears without cause” Amerige writes, and continues the stunning disclosure of the company’s biased culture, “Because we tear down posters welcoming Trump supportersWe regularly propose removing Thiel from our board because he supported Trump. We’re quick to suggest firing people who turn out to be misunderstood, and even quicker to conclude our colleagues are bigots. We have made “All Lives Matter” a fireable offense. We put Palmer Luckey through a witch hunt because he paid for anti-Hillary ads. We write each other ad-hoc feedback in the PSC tool for having “offensive” ideas. We ask HR to investigate those who dare to criticize Islam’s human rights record for creating a “non inclusive environment.” And they called me a transphobe when I called out our corporate art for being politically radical.”

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-29/facebook-engineers-stunning-admission-we-tear-down-posters-welcoming-trump

 

 

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Move to normalize pedophilia is abnormal, Romaine Worster Greensboro News record, Vatican Official Accuses Pope Francis Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse, Calls For Resignation

Move to normalize pedophilia is abnormal, Romaine Worster Greensboro News record, Vatican Official Accuses Pope Francis Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse, Calls For Resignation

“If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed”…Wikileaks: Doug Band to John Podesta

“Willing to help. Fantastic lawyer. Kept me out of jail.”…John Podesta, Wikileaks email

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”…Ephesians 6:12

 

From the Greensboro News Record.

“Romaine Worster: The move to normalize pedophilia is abnormal

Nathan Larson, an accountant living in Fauquier County, Va., is a candidate for Congress. This in itself is unexceptional until you realize that Larson is an admitted pedophile. While his status as a pedophile is objectionable, what is more concerning is his public admission of the fact while maintaining that this should not disqualify him from running for office. And it doesn’t.

How can that be? Any other time in history he would have been arrested or, at least, run out of town. What is so different today?

The difference is the shifting moral landscape reinforced by the shift in the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of what is and is not perverse. Homosexuality, for instance, once considered a “crime against nature” is now considered quite normal.”

“Indeed, having been tagged with the classification of “sexual orientation,” pedophiles can rightfully claim they were “born that way.” And they do.

Mired in the gray gloom of moral relativism, the body politic has become incapable of deciding what is right or wrong. The push for acceptance of pedophilia is just beginning. With the acceleration of information, the further desensitizing of our culture may require fewer steps and fewer years, but acceptance will come.”

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https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/romaine-worster-the-move-to-normalize-pedophilia-is-abnormal/article_df1a6808-fa6c-51dc-8879-d456839ef709.html

From Zero Hedge.

“In “Historic Bombshell”, Vatican Official Accuses Pope Francis Of Covering Up Sexual Abuse, Calls For Resignation”

“Vigano said that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now, the former official, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, 77, is calling for Francis to step down.

Vigano made the allegations in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis’ resignation:

“In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

The former Vatican official, who served as apostolic nuncio in Washington D.C. from 2011 to 2016, said that in the late 2000s, Benedict had “imposed on Cardinal McCarrick sanctions similar to those now imposed on him by Pope Francis” and that Viganò personally told Pope Francis about those sanctions in 2013.”

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-26/historic-bombshell-vatican-official-accuses-pope-francis-covering-sexual-abuse

 

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Lanny Davis Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan represents Michael Cohen attacks Trump, Any credibility?, “When it comes to defending Hillary Clinton, Lanny Davis has no rival”

Lanny Davis Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan represents Michael Cohen attacks Trump, Any credibility?, “When it comes to defending Hillary Clinton, Lanny Davis has no rival”

“If This Story Gets Out, We Are Screwed”…Wikileaks: Doug Band to John Podesta

“James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.”…Daily Mail October 30, 2016

“The devil’s in that woman.”…Miss Emma, Clinton’s cook, governor’s mansion

 

From Slate August 27, 2008.

“A day in the life of Hillary Clinton’s biggest fan.

When it comes to defending Hillary Clinton, Lanny Davis has no rival. After Clinton had been mathematically eliminated from contention for the Democratic nomination, Davis continued to campaign for her. After she conceded, he lobbied for a veep slot for her. And after Biden got the nod, he pushed to get her a choice speaking gig at the convention. Now he’s agitating for her because, well, he’s Lanny Davis. It’s what he does.”

“Davis inhabits a gray zone between official surrogate and independent pundit. He communicates daily with the Clinton camp, but he doesn’t hold an official position and doesn’t get paid. Everyone benefits: The campaign gets to broadcast a mostly on-message voice who can still claim independence. The networks get to interview an insider who knows the spin but doesn’t always go full-torque. And Davis gets to practice law at his firm, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, without the potential conflict of belonging to a campaign. (And, of course, Fox makes it worth his while.)”

“Davis hands me his coffee and calls in to a radio interview with Michael Medved, a right-wing talk show host. Medved’s an old friend from Yale, much like Hillary Clinton (Davis met her in law school), Bill Clinton (met him after law school; worked in his administration), Joe Lieberman (worked on his first campaign; Lieberman held the pillow at his son’s bris), John Kerry (Davis thought he’d be president, even back then), George W. Bush (rushed his frat while Bush was prez), Greg Craig (no longer friends), and other people you may have heard of. Some people entertain paranoid fantasies about the media and political and business worlds being one big gentleman’s club. Now I know why.”

Read more:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2008/08/tuesday_with_lanny.html

From Zero Hedge August 22, 2018.

“If there was any doubt whether Michael Cohen had flipped, despite statements that he was not cooperating with the government as part of his guilty plea and refusing to name the “candidate” who instructed him to violate campaign finance law, that was promptly dissolved in the following hours when Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis said that his client has “knowledge” about computer hacking and collusion, and is willing to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about a “conspiracy to collude” with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

“More troubling for Trump, Davis said on Wednesday then said that “there is no dispute that Trump committed a crime” as he repeated that “Cohen has knowledge of a Russian conspiracy”, even if it was still unclear if Cohen or Davis have any evidence or proof to substantiate their allegations.

According to the NY Post, last month a source told the publication that Cohen was present when Trump was informed by his son Donald Trump Jr. that Russians offered “dirt” on then-candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed he “didn’t know anything about the meeting” because “nobody told me” about it.”

Read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-22/cohen-willing-tell-mueller-about-trumps-conspiracy-collude-russia

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Julian Assange mom deleted Twitter Tweets, Mrs. Christine Assange, Wikileaks leaked DNC docs, “Its the duty of media to inform citizens about corruption”

Julian Assange mom deleted Twitter Tweets, Mrs. Christine Assange, Wikileaks leaked DNC docs, “Its the duty of media to inform citizens about corruption”

“Let me tell you something. They were all over that woman,”
“And it was the type of stuff we ran into with the outfit (the Chicago mob). Intimidation just by watching her, making their presence known. … Just to let her know ‘We can do what we want.’ ”…Attorney David Schippers, Clinton investigator

“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”…Kim Dotcom

“Burkman said in an interview that he considered Selig like a brother and was badly shaken by his friend’s death.”
“The tragically ironic part is Glenn’s last words to me were, ‘Be careful,’” Burkman said. “It’s just a tragedy — terrible.””…Politico Jan. 24, 2018

 

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