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An update from the Land of Silent Sam . . .

The Af-Am babe who climbed the ladder and put the noose around the Confederate Memorial statue in Durham is . . .


Wait for it


A Commie! This is my shocked face:  ::saywhat::

Local News
Durham protester charged in Confederate statue vandalism

Posted 8:42 a.m. yesterday
Updated 12:05 p.m. today
2396 Reactions

Durham, N.C. — A North Carolina Central University student was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday night protest in which a Confederate statue in front of Durham County's former courthouse was pulled down.

Takiyah Fatima Thompson, 22, was charged with participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where property damage exceeds $1,500, both felonies, as well as damage to real property and disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, both misdemeanors.

Thompson used a ladder to scale the podium on which the Confederate Soldiers Monument had stood since 1924, then climbed the statue and wrapped a strap around it so other protesters could pull it down.

Thompson was given $10,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

Takiyah Fatima Thompson

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that his deputies were working to identify others involved in the incident and plan to pursue felony charges against them.

"Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened. We will find the people responsible," Andrews said during an afternoon news conference. "We can all agree yesterday went too far. Yesterday was not the Durham that I know."

Some protest organizers defended their actions Tuesday, calling the monument a symbol of oppression and racism.

"I'm tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me," Thompson said at a separate news conference. "That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go."

Thompson and several other protesters said they are part of the Durham chapter of the Workers World Party. According to their website, they are a"revolutionary socialist organization, engaging in struggles for the working class and the oppressed".
World/Foreign Affairs / Re: Taiwan Power Failure
« Last post by AlanS on Yesterday at 12:58:14 PM »
Since I won't have natural gas in N.C.....

The freaking gas line stops about 2 miles short of my house. ::pullhair::
TEOTWAWKI / Re: Broadside Camo
« Last post by AlanS on Yesterday at 12:56:55 PM »
We're just glad all is well. ::thumbsup::
Politics/Legislation/Elections / Finally...something put out worth a damn...
« Last post by Libertas on Yesterday at 12:01:08 PM »

All his scores show a definitive downward trajectory...

Totally not surprised...
I could see Rahm-a-log-a-ding-dong dumbass going for it..

BAMBK (Black Asses Must Be Kissed)...and in as grandstanding a public manner as possible...

All this tearing down of heritage is only going to make all heritage forfeit...and amp up animosity...

I have no care to stop them...any of them...until the time to put a stop to it all is enjoined...

Yeah... that works...

But only if people smarter than a lamppost are around to tell the truth about that asshole...otherwise idiots will worship it...

Oh, and would anybody being chastised even be capable of experiencing shame?   ::saywhat::

Jus' sayin'...

  That makes us no better than them.   I say leave it there to their undying shame and point it out to them for an eternity.

^^ That!
World/Foreign Affairs / Re: Taiwan Power Failure
« Last post by John Florida on Yesterday at 11:19:22 AM »
  When I read this stuff I have to admire Gunsmith for his ability to keel equipment running and for getting his hands on a surplus diesel generator.   Which is on my list of things to keep an eye out for.  Since I won't have natural gas in N.C. I have to think of other ways to keep the power running as long as possible.  No I haven't forgotten solar but there are limits to my abilities and funds.
  That makes us no better than them.   I say leave it there to their undying shame and point it out to them for an eternity.
Science, Technology, & Medicine / 8-21-17 Total Solar Eclipse
« Last post by Libertas on Yesterday at 08:04:59 AM »

The eclipse will occur across the continental United States on Aug. 21. The moon's shadow first hits land north of Newport, Ore., at 10:15 a.m. Pacific time. It will then make its way southeast through Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The shadow will leave the continental United States close to Charleston, S.C., at about 2:49 p.m. Eastern time.

Not in the path obviously, not going to try to drive anywhere and catch it...whatever partial part I see I see...if it isn't cloudy, which chances are it probably will be...but I'll have my welders glass ready if there is anything to look at...

Looks like 80% from this map for my area...

Southern IL looks like the hot spot...
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