O Say Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave: The Defense of Fort McHenry

by | Jul 4, 2013 | Headline News | 198 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    Editor’s note: We’ve all sung it, but how many of us know the story behind it? This post ran one year ago today, and on this day of liberty we thought it’d be of interest to share once again. 

    Star Spangled Banner

    (Pictured: The Original Star Spangled Banner currently resides at the Smithsonian and was the inspiration for the poem by Francis Scott Key as detailed below)

    The following has been excerpted from Mike Todd

    Listen closely to the words and it tells of a highly emotional moment in US history when the war with the British was being fought and of one man’s relief in seeing the US flag still flying after a vicious bombardment.

    The War of 1812 had been a particularly nasty conflict with the British. They had burned down the Capitol and the White House in Washington, and were set on taking the port of Baltimore, which was protected in part by Fort McHenry, just to the south.

    The attack started on September 12th, 1814, and after an initial exchange of fire, the fleet withdrew to form an arc just outside the range of Fort McHenry’s fire.

    Skinner, Beanes and Key watched much of the bombardment from the British deck. The major attack started in heavy rain on the morning of September 13th. Just under three miles in the distance the three men caught glimpses of the star-shaped fort with its huge flag – 42ft long, with 8 red stripes, 7 white stripes and 15 white stars, and specially commissioned to be big enough that the British could not possibly fail to see it from a distance.

    In the dark of the night of the 13th, the shelling suddenly stopped. Through the darkness they couldn’t tell whether the British forces had been defeated, or the fort had fallen.

    As the rain cleared, and the sun began to rise, Key peered through the lifting darkness anxious to see if the flag they had seen the night before was still flying. And so it was that he scribbled on the back of an envelope the first lines of a poem he called Defense of Fort M’Henry:

    O, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
    What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming

    As the mist started to clear he was aware that there was a flag flying – but was it the British flag? It was difficult to tell:

    What is that which the breeze o’er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

    But finally the sun rose, and with intense relief and pride he saw that the fort had withstood the onslaught …

    ‘Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave


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      1. Everything is not right everything is changing.
        But we are still here. And many are still trying.
        Survive its death.

        • One, I find it to be kick-ass that Mac posted this. It never hurts to remind folks of what it is we have, and how we got here.

          Two, never forget these things.

          I recall on the radio yesterday a push by a college to read the Declaration of Independence aloud on July 4th. I think we need to mobilize folks and do that, so that people do not forget…

          …and in the case of half of Portland out here, so that half the snot-nosed little lefties will actually learn that the Founding Fathers were more than just slave-owning overlords of some sort.

            • I take a moment and read it once in awhile.
              Its like a worn warm blanket.
              Just what you need once in awhile to find balance.

              If you truly believe in its words and its meaning.
              You must be able to tolerate everyone else freedoms too.

              THAT’S THE HARD PART.

              • Stock Market is all time high!
                God bless American bankers!
                God bless American military!
                God bless American globalization!
                God Bless Coca~Cola and Big Mac!

                • Does anyone not get his sarcasm..I hope he is being sarcastic, if so this is the greatest comment ever

              • Freedoms of a man loving a boy? The line has to be drawn at somepoint.

                • That is why our founding fathers so wisely tied our laws to the 10 Commandments and the Bible. It is a code of behavior that provides liberty to all but does not condone behavior that will be hurtful to another. Many seek to remove religion from the government and law. But how it that possible when this nation and it’s laws were founded on religious beliefs? This nation grew powerful as long as we followed those beliefs. But when we began to refuse God and his laws, He removed His protection from us. And look what we have now!
                  There is a reason prospering societies have always had taboos and boundries of behavior. It actually protects that society and keeps it strong.

              • 8 people here at least do not want other to have freedom of choice. By the thumbs down. That’s disgusting.

          • If only Portland was only half lefty pinko dipshits, it might still be the city I was born in. Instead it’s been taken over by the “Keep Portland Weird” crowd, and they’ve destroyed a great town!

            • You’d be amazed… the local diocese is very, very active in PDX, and the last pro-life march I saw (it’s been awhile since I live outside the area now) had hundreds of folks marching.

        • The “war” of 1812 was the banksters first attempt at destroying our freedoms and our Republic.

          It should make everyone feel good in the knowledge that EVERY SINGLE TIME, throughout history, the People have risen against the banksters they have been defeated.

          It will happen again. The timeline will be based on when the People actually start fighting back. It doesn’t matter that they are now in control of our government.

          It is the same enemy, and their fate will be the same.

          • Jefferson Weeping
            by Andrew P. Napolitano

            “When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he used language that has become iconic. He wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not only did he write those words, but the first Congress adopted them unanimously, and they are still the law of the land today. By acknowledging that our rights are inalienable, Jefferson’s words and the first federal statute recognize that our rights come from our humanity – from within us – and not from the government.”

            “The government the Framers gave us was not one that had the power and ability to decide how much freedom each of us should have, but rather one in which we individually and then collectively decided how much power the government should have. That, of course, is also recognized in the Declaration, wherein Jefferson wrote that the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.”

            “Regrettably, today we have the opposite of what the Framers gave us. Today we have a government that alone decides how much wealth we can retain, how much free expression we can exercise, how much privacy we can enjoy.”

            “…The litany of the loss of freedom is sad and unconstitutional and irreversible. The government does whatever it can to retain its power, and it continues so long as it can get away with it. It can listen to your phone calls, read your emails, seize your DNA and challenge your silence, all in violation of the Constitution. Bitterly and ironically, the government Jefferson wrought is proving the accuracy of Jefferson’s prediction that in the long march of history, government grows and liberty shrinks. Somewhere Jefferson is weeping.”


            • As an aside it might help to consider that the nation Mr Jefferson helped create was not and did not include a powerful federal govt(one that is able to commit the crimes you list)…it wasnt under the constitution we now hold so dear…it was a loose confederacy governed by the willful intercourse of the various states and not by any central authority….its governing principles were laid out in the Articles of Confederation and were closer to the founders original intentions than the present constitution…remember the constitution is in two parts…the first refers to the powers and operations of the federal govt and the second(the first 10 amm) to the peoples rights…the second part is what most freemen hold dearest if you really dig down deep….main point is that Mr Jefferson didn’t vote for or support the constitution, he supported and worked for the that first system and called for a Bill of Rights when it became apparent that a new constitution was approved(remember also that the so-called Constituional Convention WAS NOT called to replace the Articles but to revamp and upgrade them…in a manner of speaking some of the founders got off their mandate and got into redefining the nations setup and operation…not everyone was a federalist,hence the anti-federalists)…but not for a strong federal govt…perhaps we need to revisit the founding and get a bit closer to the ideals set fourth in the articles?

          • For me, this 4th of July feels like a burial, our flag is tattered and torn, it has been stepped on and desecrated by those who have no respect for human liberty and freedom. I salute the American Flag and I salute all of the men and woman who have died for what it stands for. I also salute the Americans who still believe in the flag and who want to save it from those who wish to destroy it and in turn destroy our America.

            The people in charge right now are nothing but carpetbaggers, con artists, fakes, ego maniacal idiots and shameful excuses for human beings.

            Old Glory will rise from the grave one day, stronger than ever and out of their reach. I hope I live to see that day.

            • I went to a fireworks show last night that claimed to be celebrating freedom. At the gate was a sign that read cullman county sheriffs department, no fireworks, no firearms, no 4wheelers, no alcoholic beverages, all vehicles subject to be searched. How does that go with freedom.

            • I feel hope. I am surprised to feel that knowing what I know about what is going on in this nation right now. But I watch legal aliens taking their citizenship vows and they are soooo happy to be Americans. They fought and waited a long time to get here. They worked hard to support themselves in a new country. And they voiced how they felt more American then they felt _____ (wherever they came from). And one young woman said: ” I didn’t take the test for a couple years after it was possible. It is a big step. I flew back home to Columbia to visit and found that the US is my home. I am American now. And I am ready to take up arms for my new nation. So I took the test and now I am an American.”

              I have a sliver of hope.

        • On this 4th of July I pray that the American government isn’t able to accomplish what the British government
          failed to accomplish in the War of 1812.
          God bless that flag and that she remains flying.

          • OutWest, I certainly agree. God Bless our flag and may she fly for many more generations, and may our Constitution and Bill of Rights survive as well. And as I read the comments on this and past articles that have been Posted, we better pray that we never have a Revolution. If we had a Revolution we would be worse off than Egypt. I have never seen so much hate and disagreement as I see on this site between so called Patroits and Preppers. Who could rule this angry bunch? No one short of the Lord Himself. Trekker Out. Immoral And Free, Can Never Be!

            • As I understand it, the continental congress was no bastion of rubber stamp agreement. In fact, it was loud, boisterous, and extremely argumentative……with one common goal though…and that was to unite.

              I think this site and others like it just might be the new “continental congresses” of the new millenia…..only better from the standpoint that everyone has a voice.

              Happy 4th.

        • Jose can you see, the Drones early flight
          what so proudly we hail the freedoms last gleaming
          Whose tattered stripes and dim Bars, though our Meager fight
          O’er the Freedoms we watched were so Silently Leaving
          And the Fizzle of Red Communism
          The Chemtrls Permiatng the Air
          Gave Proof through the night that our flag was not there
          O say does that Torn Banner Still wave?
          O’er the Land of the Fraud and the Home of the Slave

        • I had a narrative of the Francis Scott Key/Ft. McHenry story(found online)…
          It was so well written and in story form could be read to most ages above 10 and they would be taught the real story.
          I lost it, sadly.

        • The story I heard 10 years ago, was that the flag had been held up by Patriots. Everytime the flag was about to fall, one would run and hold it up, he would be killed and another would run out and hold it up. So in the morning, the flag was literally held up my blood, sweat and tears. And to think of the current situation of our country, it makes you sick. Those Patriots gave their lives so the flag would wave over the Land of the Free, so hard to believe and they are going to let all these immigrants into our country with no sense of national pride, no idea of our history….

          • That flag is 3 stories tall and the size of a building.

        • A wonderful take on how we should Celebrate each and every day.

          “Today, on the 4th of July, I will celebrate my own Personal Independence Day. How about you? What are your priorities for independence and how will you celebrate?” ~ Gaye Levy

        • I’m ashamed to admit that it took 20 million backwards-assed Muslims to show Americans how to successfully oust a Muslim dictator.

          More Americans need to realize that in order to obtain success in the defeat of Marxist Socialism we HAVE to come to the realization that the opposite of “hope”, is “work”.

          Happy 4th !!!

          • It was 20 million freedom loving Egyptians who would rather die than continue getting cornholed by the Muslim Brotherhood.

            • Soon Brobama’s motto will be Arbiet Macht Frie !

      2. Happy 4th of July all!

        • Here is another song by that little girl…

          This is just beautiful! Enjoy!

          The Prayer – Rhema Marvanne – featuring a duet with Terry White

          • KY Mom,

            That’s just an awesome little girl! Phenomenal singing voice! Thanks for sharing the video.

            Happy 4th.

            • YH,

              You are welcome!

              Hope you have a great day too!

              Take care.
              KY Mom

      3. God Bless the United States, may she once again be great!

        • How can “God bless the United States” when He has been banished?

          • Not by many of us, not from our homes and our hearts.

            God bless this nation which He established, and bless us to help make it once again what He intended from the beginning.

            • Sadly the nation is led by a government that has banished God. And the fact that the people allow this government to remain in control will mean that the punishment will fall on us all. We put the leaders in power and we leave them there. ( I do admit that many did not see and still don’t see who it is that they put in power. They still believe the words that tell they what they WANT to hear rather than looking at the truth shown in the actions of the government.)

      4. There’s only one way the 4th should be celebrated today.

        • @Unreconstructed Southron…only if our freedoms, as enumerated in our Constitution still stand, which they certainly do not.

          Which is why I refused to observe the usual rituals.

          This country IS NOT FREE. We, as a people, are NOT independent. Most of us cannot even legally set firecrackers off in our own backyards. We must battle the government for nearly EVERYTHING, including the right to barbeque and eat foods free of toxic chemicals.

          We have lost the reasons to celebrate “independence Day”, and most of americans don’t even realize it.

          • To all the good people on shtf plan!! There is an excellent article on Natural News on “Eleven Revolutionary Ways to CelebrateYour Independence From The System On This July Fourth” You all may want to start today!!

            • These take awhile, no doubt! I started years ago and still working on #5 and #7.

          • After I “woke up” to what’s going on I started feeling disillusioned about the idea of celebrating our diminishing liberty as well. But then I realized, I still deeply care about and am grateful for the IDEA of our country and the freedoms it represents, if we could get it back to the way it was meant to be. I find I am empathizing with the colonists so much more these days. They had to fight to make our country free. We have to fight to keep it that way. Their triumph gives me hope that we too can triumph. This year my celebration of our freedom was a prayer for what our country can be, not mourning for what we have lost. We must keep our passion alive for the true freedom we desire, because apathy and complacency is part of what got us in this mess to begin with. This was my way of doing that. Instead of letting my heart turn bitter and hard against our country for how far it has slipped from the ideal, I am more determined than ever to give that ideal of freedom and liberty, which I know we can regain, my love and gratitude and loyalty. God is on our side, failure is not an option, the only question is how long it will take.

      5. My homeschooled son made this video about a year ago:

        He’s gotten quite a few “who cares about history anyway?” comments. Very sad.

        Happy (last?) Independence Day everyone….

        • Vanessa, PROOF that home schooling is superior to “public school brainwashing”. Well done…and a quite sad “billboard” for the battle “the awake” still face.

          Our last “Independence Day” was years ago…some might say a “century ago”. But the “ritual” continues in an effort to “keep the sheep asleep”.

          My own personal survey of neighbors/friends boils this day down as follows: “kickass fireworks, BBQ/Beer, and A DAY OFF”! Not ONE MENTION of the sacrifice and dedication of OUR nation’s founders.

        • Excellent video, Vanessa, which is a clear testament to both your parenting skills and home-schooling.

          Congrats for both!

      6. Has anyone seen the ESPN presentation called I’m going home that is playing today? Shows troops coming home early to surprise their families. I rarely watch TV but turned it on today as I was vac sealing some beans and rice. This show will make you shed a few tears and hits your gut hard about what this nation was built on. Families and freedom graciously given to us by the Father. The reactions on the faces of family is absolutely priceless. Then I got really incensed thinking about where this culture is taking us. It promotes everything that is the opposite of what family and faith are all about. Promoting queer lifestyles, killing viable unborn children, promiscuous sexuality, do what you want, etc. Just makes me want to vomit violently upon any liberal progressive I can find nearby. If I was to pen this for an editorial page it would most likely not be posted and if it was I would be excoriated for being intolerant. Why is standing up for family and moral decency a crime? Since when is promoting a responsible lifestyle deemed intolerant? The degenerate nature of this nation is a total abomination and will reap its just rewards. I hope I’m still around when it goes down so I can piss in the face of some libtard crying, why me?

      7. This INDEPENDENCE Day, we should reflect on the fact that our freedoms are waning, and that someday, perhaps soon, we, as a people, will have to rise up and once again throw off the yoke of tyranny. God Bless the USA.

      8. That’s nice but America isn’t what it used to be. We’re becoming a police state and America has murdered 50 million unborn children. America has more and more people that hate God, hate Christians, and LOVE homosexuality. Know what’s coming after homosexual marriage is the law of the land? Criticizing homosexuality will become a hate crime. They’ll go after pastors and their churches who dare to stand up to evil.

        • What hate crime?
          Consentual sodermizers are free to do to each other as they wish, I just don’t want to know about it.

          • It will become a hate crime to criticize homosexuality. Pastors in Canada are already being silenced.

      9. The Star Spangled Banner is now just some song a celeb sings before your favorite sport starts. Patriotism to most is beating your chest when the drones wipe out some “nasty Muslim kids” with a hellfire or talking about turning Iran into “glass”. Fact is, there are no Patriots in government. The will of the international bankers is wrapped up in every new tax or bank regulation passed. It is a worldwide coup by the moneychangers. “Spanning the globe” is how Wide World of Sports used to start. The banks have done this with the exception of a couple of countries…they are called “enemies” of the corporate US state. Whatcha gonna do about it? Where do you find them? Who has the list? Refuse to participate.

      10. I’m celebrating this day by thanking God first of all for all I have. When I think of this current and the past administrations as well as all that that has been orchestrated behind the scenes to tumble this country, is when I get so angry that I just want to smash something. I try to overcome it by seeing to supplies, checking equipment and going over small things, but inside I’m seething. I attempt to dwell on other things, good thoughts, but just below my hatred simmers. My patience regarding DCs bullshit is beginning to wane.

        • Amen PoP.

      11. I am grateful for what little I do have because there is always someone with less. Thank you all my bother and sister Veterans.

        • This is Independence Day.

          NOT Memorial Day. NOT Veterans Day.

          Public schools much?

      12. The Illuminati are in complete control.

        Happy Fourth of July my ass.

        Fuck this country.

        Do over.

        • The war mongers and power brokers still don’t have their prize. A 100% disarmed, 100% dependent, 100% illiterate, 100% demoralized, 100% subjugated American population. They don’t own our souls, yet. If they want it, they will have to come and take it. And they know it!

          The United States of America still represents the last beacon of freedom in a very dark subjugated world, and the elected officials, war mongers, and power brokers despise us for it. If they want what’s left, they’ll have to come and take it by force. If you think it’s bad here in the U.S., visit China or England sometime if you really want to see what a spiritually broken, owned, and subjugated people look like.

          • Wait until our borders are nonexistent just like Europe.

          • There is hope because millions are getting armed. This means that they know something is not quite right.

            If they crash the dollar in a flash crash…they will find millions ready to string them up.

            History repeats.

        • F*** those that have F***ed this country…with extreme prejudice.

        • Then find another home Gay. you are soiling mine!




        • Yea, well leave! Iran would love you…there is a blade waiting for your sorry neck.

          • Lady Gaga changed the words to “Home of the Gay” when it sang!

        • Home of the Gay: Prove that there is currently a group called the Illuminati, and not just some anecdotal nonsense, but actual proof as in science or a court of law. Then provide proof of at least two members who are in positions of power. If not, then it goes in the trash bin with UFOs.

          • 1. George W. Bush said one thing then did another.
            2. Obama said one thing then did exactly like George W. Bush.

            Score: 100

            Go google for extra credit.

      13. “Excuse me hello Mr.President with all do respect fuck off my freedom”.


        • Does he deserve your respect.

          Maybe the office does. But has he earned any.

      14. Happy 4th! It’s not the same as it use to be but it’s still where I live. I pray it isn’t destroyed (any further) by the dumb shits in washington. I’d love to stick a bottle rocket (with report) up their asses and lite it with a blow torch…

      15. Just a little chorus I learned when I was small:

        What the world needs is Jesus
        Just a glimpse of Him
        What the world needs is Jesus
        Just a glimpse of Him
        He will bring joy and gladness
        Take away sin and sadness
        What the world needs is Jesus
        Just a glimpse of Him

      16. Home of the Gay, don’t you ever say f#$% America on this site or any other like it. You;ve just crossed a line and entered a whole community of people who love and believe in this country. Go to an MSM site with your attitude; you’ll fit right in with them. NOMI CATIMF BRAVEHEART

        • Braveheart

          As you know I cant stand faggots. They are gross and offend me right next to infant molesters.

          But how can you live in a free country when only some have freedom from their government. I DID NOT SAY RELIGION.


          Why do any of these laws bother you. Are they trying to recruit you. Is that it. We are free.

          ONLY if we all are free.

          But if a faggot puts a hand on my knee I will forget what hole I bury them in very quickly.

          Put your Hate toward the one that are causing the trouble. Quit wasting it on Fags, They also for the most part just want to be left alone.

          Just like you in the AZ Highlands.


          • Meant Highlands NOT AZ

            • don’t worry FaceBook

              no one is gonna hit on ya

              NO ONE

              • And that’s what you took from my comment.

                There is the problem. Stupid is as stupid does.

              • oh look at least 3 people are gonna hit on FaceBook

                LOL !!!

                so you will have a date Friday night after all !!!!


          • For ONCE I agree with Facebook.
            The powers and separators want just what they are getting–hate from us for those aborting babies, homosexuals, blacks, Muslims, rich, brain-dead celebrities, the list is endless.
            They promote only the bad of each issue to agitate us.
            I wouldn’t abort, I’m not gay, I am a racist, I am afraid of Muslims, but try to remember; they are God’s children also; let God judge because it is waaaay above my pay grade.

            When TSHTF, it just may be a black, a homosexual, a Muslim, a rich person that saves my a**.
            Peace, JayJay.

            • I agree …..obummer has done nothing but fan the flames and cranked the engines of hate mongerers

        • America is the home of the gay and its over, it is so gone it might not be worth fighting for too many stupid sheep to wake up intime

          • Marry a gay person. Do not be Hate criminals.
            Free Obamacare and green card for your gay spouse.

            • Let the women marry women.
              Let the men marry men.
              Let the women abort all the babies they want.
              In 3 generations, no idiots!!

        • Hey, Mel Gibson:
          What’s all that hieroglyphic bullshit in front of your name?

        • “Don’t you ever say fuck america…”

          Because freedom of speech only is defended if braveheart agrees with the sentiment. lol

          What a perfect example you are.

          Fuck America and fuck you braveheart.

          Because I do believe in freedom of speech, regardless of the content.

          So everyone show how little you respect the 1st and red thumb the bad words away.

          • Braveheart has a right to his opinion to which I happen to agree. He’s not threatening anyone. He is showing his support for a point of view. I am offended by flag burning. Should I say and do nothing to stop it if I witness it for the sake of the First Amendment? Americans have lost the ability to question things. That’s why we’re sliding into a bottomless black hole.

            • No he doesn’t he steam rolls his. If you agree he is fine but if you don’t the fuck yohs come a running.

              He is an old bigot with nothing left in his life due to she and his mouth off to people. There is a reason he live so by himself.

              • I caught the second half of your message. The first half was unreadable.

                • Android key board and auto correct

      17. Vanessa, that was a sad but true video that shows how far this country has fallen.

      18. O, say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O, say does that star spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?



          • Third World rag-heads in Egypt have more balls than the average American.

            • That is so scary but true.

              Maybe we are doomed

              When we need Egypt to set the standard.

            • Not really…. They just have a hell of a lot less to lose.

              As messed up as things are, even the poorest or laziest Americans have a roof and food, with few exceptions. Even the dumbest dumbshit knows not to screw that up! The things we sometimes whine about makes us look like spoiled brats to most of the world.

              I don’t like the direction this country is going, generally. But it has more to do with an overbearing Government at all levels, that has slowly evolved over time to become a nanny state. Worming it’s way into every facet of our lives. Telling us what we can and cannot do, down to what color your front door is or weather or not you can fly a flag. ( but for your own good, don’t you know?)

              But let’s face it, for most of us, the wheels have not fallen off the cart……yet. For me, at 50, it’s more like…….we have had it so good, for so long, it just can’t last much longer. I know in my heart that the whole charade is based on faith, bullshit and lies. And at some point, the curtain opens, and we see there is nothing there, there. Then the real party begins.

              If a blindfolded observer, from any point in time or any place on Earth were dropped in our midst, he would surely look around at what we enjoy, and proclaim everyone in this land lives like a King. Say it ain’t so.

              • Rick:)
                Today everybody wants somebody else to do the work for them or pay for their mistakes. It’s is always someone else’s fault. If you build your home in a flood plane, fire prone area or on a sandy barrier island then expect the water, fire or storms to do damage and accept responsibility for your decisions and those people should pay for the added requirements to rebuild. Want a stone barrier or pilings to raise your home. YOU pay for it. Don’t ask the government or have YOUR extra expenses spread upon others by insurance claims. Yes, we have to help our fellow Americans in need but it has gone to the extreme and they drag the rest of us down with them.
                You want a fire station, school or new library in your area. Then raise only your property taxes in the area you live in. I hear them say, We need this or that, and a few years down the road the project turns into a White Elephant. Either abandoned or consuming taxes for its upkeep. When was the last time a city project was completed under budget. Most have cost over runs that double in price. Our city is going to build a JUMBOTRON for our NFL stadium. One hundred feet high and two hundred in length. Sixty-three million dollars. The owner of the NFL team will put up 20 million and the city will pay the rest by a Bed Tax. Want to bring the stadium to the next level. They can’t fill the place in a regular home game! Probably end up as the worlds largest billboard selling commercials.
                I don’t know anymore, Rick:).

                • slingshot

                  “YOUR extra expenses spread upon others by insurance claims.”

                  I always keep a million dollars in the bank rather than have medical insurance.

                  You can’t be serious. Of course insurance is vital.

            • In what context?…so they’re in the streets again in Egypt?..so what?… they do that on a weekly basis…they’re not fighting for liberty and freedom in the sense we tend to think of it…they’re fighting because they have the opportunity…lets not compare these people and their mess to Americans and their mess…granted Americans need to get more actively involved but they’re not some shining example for us to envy or emulate!

        • Reminds me of the scene from Red Dawn right before they were all shot.

          Whatever makes you feel better.

      19. I Miss America!

        • Copy red leader!

          Semper Fi 8541

        • The whole world will miss America soon.

          • The whole world shortly will miss the world of the 21st century.

            Here comes the 19th century all over again.

            • Im sorry I made a mistake I said America was the home of the gay, I meant home of the Gay Soldier

              • Queers, illegal Mexicans and Muslims — That’s your America!


              • Give me a dyke over a gay soldier any day!

          • And they will all breathe a deep sigh of relief.

        • maybe not by our corrupt courts

          but they should be , by us patriots

      20. Thank you and I wish all of America a future that is equal to or greater than our fore fathers could ever have imagined, god bless to you all.

      21. We were taught back in grammar school what this meant, and back then it had high meaning and value. Now the story and more importantly the foundation that lead to that story is at critical risk, in other words the Constitution. On this birthday of the nation the country is LESS free than the last birthday, and the masses are more enthralled into the pure stupidity that political correctness and NEVER offending anyone is more important than the 1st. Amendment.

        The other amendments in the Bill Of Rights is of course also under attack. The 2nd. being the biggest target followed by the 4th and 5th. Each USA birthday the masses shove their heads further up into their asses or deeper into a pile of sand or manure and push to kill the Constiution of the U.S. Then BO gets up and makes the speech about the strength of the country residing in the Constitutiom, the exact BO trying to undermine it with executive order after another, with many of the most Constitution killers just waiting to be signed over.

        Happy birthday USA, only to those that value what it actually stands for can celebrate the birthday. Those that want to kill the Constitution and our freedoms, why don’t you go strap yourself to a giant skyrocket like some Tom and Jerry cartoon and fly away.

        • Be informed

          The US Constitution was written up on hemp paper.
          With the crummy decisions they’re making in DC,
          I think they probably rolled it up and smoked it.

          • @ OutWest. Too true about DC, too true that it is sickening to even think about.

        • Be Informed,

          I agree. We wonder why most children today don’t know about the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or much of our history …they aren’t being TAUGHT that anymore.

          Here is a short book about education in America.

          This book will change the way you view education.
          Free download of this book.

          The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

        • Eisencrap. I will get behind any veteran and any patriot, but someone that deals in bestiality should never tell anyone to screw a duck. Like throwing rocks in a glass house. Instead tell these authoritative bastards to go to hell where they belong for going after the second amendment.

      22. i tear up everytime i hear the song

        • I get Goose Bumps !

      23. Willing



        BE FEARED……or be sheared

        NOMI my fellow freemen

        ….I am still standing….BA

      24. FBP, I was only taking issue with what he was saying about America. I don’t know if he belongs to that ‘alternative lifestyle’ or not and don’t even care. That’s not the issue. The issue is he dropped an f-bomb on my country and I don’t care for that. I only suggested he go to an MSM site with that. He would be in the right kind of company since the MSM is anti-American. Sure he can make that kind of statement, but I can respond to that statement also. braveheart



        i celebrated my ZOG AMERIKA JEW.S.A. 4th of july 1984

        goyim gentile TAX DEBT ENSLAVEMENT DAY by cleaning oiling my .45-70 and going to the range to destroy sheeit with it .

        felt real good imagining i was destroying a idf gestapo terrorist mossad zio-jewbug ;0p


        the only good zio-jewbug is a dead zio-jewbug

        N.O. ;0p

        The Terrifying Future of The United States https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwmD4c_NxI


      26. Once it was flags, and prayerful thanks to God for a great nation. And hand churned ice cream, and corn on the cob, and parades in every city and town.
        Today it is beer. And television. And foreign-made fireworks. And ‘laws’ prohibiting even the use of those. So what are we to celebrate?
        Is America still worth celebrating? And to what (or whom) should we pledge ourselves?
        The founders of this nation, as well as the first several generations of her citizens, understood that we ought never to pledge loyalty to a person. Long before Che and Fidel, Stalin and Mao, and many others who brought nothing but misery and death in the name of ‘freedom,’ our fathers clearly recognized the danger which attends absolute power in the hands of an individual (such as King George) or in the hands of a tiny ruling elite. They had seen it for centuries as it repeatedly decimated Europe.
        They were determined to do a new thing. To establish a nation of Self-Governing citizens.
        But not in the likeness of the mob rule of democracy, for they also understood the terrible dangers such a system holds for any who are outside the majority. They recognized the inherent Right of human beings, even those in the minority, to be unmolested by the mob, in their life, their liberty, and their property.
        Let us take a moment here to address the inevitable argument that will be raised- “What about the slaves? What about women’s right to vote? The founders never really believed in equality for all. Blah, Blah, Blah.” I respond only so far as to say- If you have not yet reached the level of maturity to see what a ridiculous and spurious claim it is to judge an 18th century man by 21sr century standards, then I shall not waste time debating you on the matter. Go away and revel in your ignorance-laden sense of self righteousness.
        Now, let’s return to the beginnings of our Republic. The founders did not want a king. Or an emperor. Nor did they want a democracy. They wanted a nation ruled by men of integrity. And they wanted every one of those men (of integrity) to have a voice.

        So they did a new thing. They established a Republic. And they built this new thing on a very OLD foundation. A foundation pre-dating the monarchies of Europe. Even pre-dating the kings of ancient Palestine.
        The foundation was a simple principle: That all men can know God. And, knowing Him, they have enough knowledge to handle the affairs of their own lives. Therefore, they ought not to be oppressed by government, but ought to be left alone. Provided, of course, that they themselves have not oppressed anyone.
        These men would, from time to time, send elected representatives to the seat of government. Those representatives would be from among the general populace. Planters, architects, merchants, clerks and ditch-diggers. They would attend to the very limited, clearly defined duties given them. Then they’d come home and go back to their ‘real’ jobs. It was a system so simple, it was genius! So, what happened? How did we get in the shape we’re in today?
        Fast forward 200 years and we can see some of the areas where we’ve strayed. We have, for the past couple of generations, given way to the professional politician. Men who sell their souls to Satan, and their votes to the highest bidder. They use the ignorance of the masses, and the greed of the special interests, to entrench themselves in power. Knowing, but not caring, that they are destroying the very nation we all live in. How did that happen?
        Simple. We’ve become a nation of unthankful, ill-educated, over-fed, lazy, gluttons. We’ve taken security and prosperity for granted because we didn’t have to earn them. We’ve left God behind. Or evicted Him from our lives altogether. We’ve forgotten how to blush. And how to repent. If it were not so, we’d never have tolerated our corrupt oppressive government to the point we have.
        American society seems to be getting worse by the day. Morality is sinking. And crime is exploding in our cities. And the response from a godless government is to promote the immorality, even as it pushes the boot of tyranny onto the throat of the citizens, all in the name of fighting crime. Is it any wonder that a people like this would eventually suffer? (For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18)
        There are only two outcomes for a nation such as ours. One is repentance. By millions of individuals, and the nation collectively. (If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14)
        The other alternative, is more of what we’ve endured these past years. And worse.
        So… what should we be celebrating today? The fact that we still have enough freedom to indulge in immorality? Of course not! The fact that we still have, even in the midst of a slow collapse, a high enough standard of living to indulge in excess? Certainly not!
        Let us take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of the men who risked everything; often forfeiting their homes, their fortunes, even their lives, in order to establish a nation of self governing citizens.
        And let’s take time to be thankful to God. For He has truly blessed us far beyond what we deserve. In security; in comfort; in prosperity. And above all, in His mercy. He still hears. He’s still willing to forgive and restore this once-great nation. He’s listening… do we, as a people have anything to say to Him?

        • Smite us o Lord. Smite America that you are not a hypocrite.

          • How dare you? If you take God’s word seriously, then you must take seriously that He would have spared S&G if there had been even 10 righteous in them. There are far more than ten righteous in every city of America! I believe He would have mercy if we could only find one; He alone knows how many more might come form a single faithful witness.

        • Wow Okie. That was very well said. Thank you.

        • I do Okie–every night I ask God to come smite those evil bastards!!
          You know the ones!! 🙂

        • okie

          I have friends family and acquaintances from all sides of the aisle,albeit unlike ours here..and they ALL agree this is NOT the America we were all born unto..

          We must stand up very soon or everything we ALL believed in will be gone in a flash..

          Perhaps we should take the example of 14 million Egyptians and stand up for once and all..

          They have more testicular fortitude than most so called Americans..

          I for one salute and stand in honor for those who stand up to tyranny..no matter what their race or religion..

          And for those of you who hate muslims and others due to your faith..you are sorely misguided by blind faith..

          We are all one under God..


          • possee- I’ve been watching the protests there for the past couple of days (following mostly on the internet whenever I get a few minutes to stop the truck) and it amazes me! If half that many people turned out in America, we could make big changes in our government immediately.
            And, what’s interesting about it, is that most of the protesters I’ve seen interviewed, don’t want sharia law. Nor do they want rampant immorality like the west has. They want something in the middle. It looks like they are saying (in so many words) that they just want to be left alone. From the meddling of America and the west, AND from the radicals in the muslim brotherhood.
            The majority hate the brotherhood most of all. And Egypt doesn’t have a recent history of hating the west. Mubarak, bad as he may have been, had the country on fairly good terms with most countries.
            Of course, they’re protesting Obama as well as the brotherhood. They want the CIA, the State Dept and this administration to quit jacking with their internal business, too. And I don’t blame them.
            Many of the people in Egypt seem to want a society where a man’s conscience guides him and he can pursue his life without being under somebody’s boot. That sounds remarkably like the founders of our nation. If only we’d go back to that way of thinking…

          • If we were all under one God that would make God a schizophrenic.

            Islam is a political system — not a religion.

        • There is so much demonstrably wrong in your post it is laughable.

          “A new thing… a republic” ever hear of Rome?

          Don’t judge an 18th century man by 21st century standards but judge everything by 1st century standards.

          “Crime exploding in our cities” facts say otherwise but why let facts get in the way?

          “He has blessed us beyond what we deserve” this is truly a mind boggling statement. I guess in your opinion we deserve less than what we have today? All those laws to obey or suffer. All that spying. The blatant disregard for natural rights this country offers. The daily abuse of this countries citizens. And in your opinion we don’t even deserve this? How fucking sad. Get down on your knees and beg your sky fairy for forgiveness.

          It is truly sad the world you guys subject yourselves too. All part of gods plan, the wars, the rape, the child abuse, murders, poisons, suffering, because we must suffer for what he made us. lol. But don’t let me standing on my feet stop you from groveling at the feet of your god. But don’t you dare try and drag me down into the dirt with you.

          Bring it on guys. I’m sure you can make the bad words go away real quick.

          • Rome? never heard of it. Oh, wait… isn’t that a town in Georgia? It’s exactly what Rome degenerated into that the founders hoped to avoid. Or forestall as long as possible. They knew America would eventually have to be ‘refreshed from time to time.’
            The 1st century standard referred to has to do with God’s will for His people. You obviously don’t understand that.
            Facts say crime is not exploding? Tell that to the families of the 15 people shot in Chicago IN ONE NIGHT. They’d beg to differ. Or, go see what Detroit looks like today.
            My ‘sky fairy’? No… just the true God. One day, you will meet Him. And, even though you know nothing of Him now, you’ll understand then. When that happens, I will take no satisfaction whatsoever in your painful realization.
            Meantime, keep living in YOUR fantasy. Where humanism keeps offering that promise of utopia…. the same dream people like you have been chasing for centuries. See what it’s gotten us to, today?

            “To those that are perishing, it is foolishness”

            • You claimed a “republic” was a new thing. It was not.
              You insult people who would dare judge the FF by modern standards but want “his people” to live by 1st century standards. I can assume you want everyone else to live by those standards as well, so much for freedom. Rise of the american taliban.
              Ask the people who have had crime commited against them and ignore the actual statisticds regarding violent crime? That sounds about right for you but I prefer to understand a situation and not fool myself.

              Really? Some day I will need to meet your god because he is the “true god”. You sound like every other monotheist on earth. The bible states that your god is petty, cruel and jealous and simply cannot handle people worshiping other gods. The longest lasting civilizations on earth(egypt rome) were polytheistic and open about whom their people chose to worship. The monotheistic need to destroy and suppress other beliefs has been nothing bujt a curse upon this world.

              Sorry christian but I will not be going into your gods hell. So why not admit you get all giddy and excited thinking about how all those who disagree with you will suffer. And while you are at it recognize your religion has been promising a utopia since it came into being. Pot meet kettle.

              I simply wish you could recognize the doublethink you hold. Your “christian nation” ihas become a tyranny upon its people and the world. And you want to blame non christians while every single a hole in federal office is a self proclaimed christian or jew. Your people run this show. So now is when you claim they are not “real christians”. And why is your god so fucked up as to go after the largest collection of christians on earth and ignore all those vile non believers everywhere else? Does he take care of his own or make them suffer? Or does hurting them qualify as taking care in your gods eyes?

              Or maybe you could just leave your fucking god out of this and realize it is peoiple who are fucking up this world and work with other people who believe in freedom. I know why, because you do not believe in the freedom to not believe in your god. You want everyone to live by your 1st century book while you ignore the genocide, slavery, sexism put forth by your god and claim it is some testiment of all that is good when it is full of horror.

              You had better hope that IF you zealots ever get your religous country that the guys in charge choose to interpret the holy book just like you do. Otherwise you will quickly discover why countries based on religion are shitholes first hand.

              But don’t let me break up the party. Please continue your bigoted, chest pounding, bullshit fest. I know exactly what will come of it. The same as has been happening for the last hundred years. A whole lot of wind and zero action. I am sure you god will finally get up off his ass one of these days but I wouldn’t hold yer breath.

        • SmokinOkie,

          Great post!

          Unfortunately, as a nation, most have forgotten our roots and God.

          Our country needs a spiritual revival.

          Take care!
          KY Mom

          • KY Mom- I believe seeking that revival is the only thing we can do of lasting value to turn this thing around.

        • Well spoken my friend….thank you!

      27. Be Informed, good evening and those are my sentiments as well. Like I was just telling FBP, the troll that posted under the name ‘home of the gay’ can make his statement, but we also have a right to respond to such statements. There are times when freedom of speech is a double-edged sword, but I wouldn’t trade that right for anything in this world. In my neighborhood as I type, it’s beginning to sound like Syria with fireworks and gunfire combined and will intensify after dark. I’m afraid the time is soon coming when it will be gunfire and God knows what else in a struggle for the future of this nation. I’ll be putting my life on the line for the 1st Amendment and all of the rest of the Bill Of Rights. If America is lost, EVERYTHING will be lost. braveheart

      28. SmokinOkie, good evening and AMEN to your comments. I couldn’t have said it any better. Won’t be long before we’ll have to stand up and take this country back. braveheart

      29. As of this time, survivalblog.com is still down. Could this be an evil omen?

        • Try works fine. 🙂

          • Thanks for the quad dot. JWR has told us to record these for these sights and others of importance, for excatly this reason.

      30. July 4th – A Memorial Service

        “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

        “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

        “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”


      31. Dear God,

        Please bless all our new gay marriages in the glorious United States.

        And help our abortion doctors perform their job at peak capacity.

        Most of all, help everyone accept their chains without getting hurt.


      32. Ive flown my flag today. I flew it upside down because our once great republic is in distress. there is this uneasy gut feeling sumthin aint a setting just right.

        • Earlier this week I needed some stamps so I made the trip to the post office. While at the window I stuck the Flag stamps on my letters upside down. The Postmaster noticed this and said that there are lots of people flying their postage upside down. She did not ask what it meant, she already knew…..

      33. stupid blue piggy

        there’s a reason cops carry alternative tools means of ‘Less than Lethal’ force

        mace / night stick / asp baton / tazer

        * eventually a dumb obviously pussy scared of a dog cop / police officer is gonna get killed by a loving dog owner for shootin a loved member of their family .

        it’s time for nation wide new police policy training on how cops should deal with family dogs on family owned property AND WILD ANIMALS obviouly the DUMBED DOWN IDIOCRATIC ZOG DHS LAWDAWGS COPS ARE GETTING DUMBER FROM TO MUCH TOWN FLUORIDATED WATER .

        Cops shoot dog in front of six-year-old after raiding wrong home in search of man with expired vehicle registration http://www.naturalnews.com/041055_police_officers_family_dog_fatal_shooting.html

        • poisoned by the green war machine grinder of death

          they are poisoning you deliberately for profit and they do not care except for the insider trading $$$ and kickbacks your pain suffering and early death gives them …




          NinaO ;0p

      34. My male ancestors at least as far back as my great grandfather served in the u.s. military. My father took his own life after returning from WW2. I returned from Vietnam hating the u.s. war machine. This genocidal madness will never end until the American people stand up in mass to demand the killing stop. Why they don’t signifies the real weakness of the population at large.

      35. The sad thing most people celebrate this day as a day off work

      36. As Keys looked into the distance the prisoners below deck called to him. Is it there? Do see the flag? And through the lifting rain the flag was still there. What wasn’t known at the time is the pile of dead that had kept the flag up holding it until many of the had died of shrapnel. It stood up propped upon the patriots that kept it flying. – God Bless them all and for freedom I have today.

      37. yeah keep singing your red white and blue zog amerika patriotic songs ya’ TAX DEBT SLAVE morons

        doesn’t change the fact the zionist FREEMASON jews control zio-england zio-amerika zio-australia zio-nato zio-european.union zio-israehell

        in the end zog amerika was still conquered by zio-england AND NONE OF YOU MENTAL MIDGETS ARE TRULY FREE … YOU NEVER WERE

        the ultimate banker propaganda campaign of the 20th century is how the bankers convinced tax debt enslaved americans they were ‘free’ and made them pay for their own enslavement and social prisons

        N.O. ;0p

      38. Now, for some fun…

        “Of course we got the youngins some far-works. It’s a forth of joo-lie tradition. We’re gonna celebrate our independence.”

        When my daffy neighbor, Bubba, told me that, I went into defensive mode. I turned the irrigation system on and soaked the entire pasture. Next I moved all the lawn sprinklers to the back yard and wet it down to the point it’s spongy to walk on. I put a metal roof on the house a few years ago, partly in response to his pyrotechnic displays. So far, it’s paid off handsomely.
        Bubba is a real nice guy. And he’d give you the shirt off his back. Only trouble is, the independence he celebrates is, generally speaking, from rational thinking.
        Now, with the sprinklers moved to the front yard, and a dozen strategically placed buckets of sand, I felt confident enough to stand out front and watch his yearly display. He is my neighbor after all. And besides, apart from the big red trucks with flashing lights, and the insurance adjusters, there’s usually some pretty good entertainment involved. So, there I stood, one hand tensed on the outside faucet, the other gripping my cell phone with the fire department on speed dial…
        The first half hour was uneventful. Bubba and his whole family seemed to be enjoying the show. Then, he and BJ (Bubba Jr) decided their store bought rockets weren’t going high enough. Bubba said they’d get much more altitude by taping on some of BJ’s model rocket engines. BJ suggested adding a few sparklers to the nose cones to enhance the luminosity.
        Actually, ‘altitude’ and ‘luminosity’ weren’t their exact words. Bubba said ‘Dangit boy! I bet of we taped on some of your model rocket booster thangs we’d get a lot more highness out of ’em.’
        BJ responded, ‘Great idea, Pop! And let’s put on some sparklers to make ’em more lighty.’
        So they did.
        The first launch was(mostly) successful. The unbalanced weight of the added engines made it a bit wobbly, but it went so high, it burned out all the embers long before crashing in the back pasture. It’s so wet back there now, even the cows are wearing galoshes, so I didn’t worry about it.
        The next launch wasn’t quite so good. In fact, it was a disaster. But it’s also when the real entertainment started.
        Bubba, using at least a yard and a half of duct tape, added three rocket engines to the firework. He’d jabbed the first of three glowing sparklers into a wad of tape on the nose, when he dropped one of them. It landed right on his foot, burning a neat hole through his canvas shoe and into his foot. He yelped and spun around, kicking the rocket over. Next he dropped the last of the sizzling rods. Right next to the engines!
        It sizzled a second, then took off like a… oh yeah, like a ROCKET! It zoomed across the yard, hit a bump and went straight into the open window of his wife’s new car! (She’d always wanted a convertible.)
        I was thinking to myself, this will be really cool if it comes out the other window. Only trouble was, the other window was rolled up! The rocket, with one sparkler spritzing and glowing on the nose and the red-hot engine exhaust flaring out the bottom, ricocheted around inside the car as Bubba raced over. His stride was about five feet on his good foot and 3 feet on the burned one, so he kept having to correct to keep from going in a big circle.
        His wife was screaming by the time he yanked the door open and dived in! For a full minute, he chased the rocket around inside the car. It looked like a giant glowing bumble bee on steroids! Finally, it escaped, having burned a huge hole in the clear plastic rear window.
        The rocket hit the pavement and skidded (almost in a straight line) down the county road. It went a good half mile before finally burning out. Bubba, his wife hot on his heels, passed it at the quarter mile mark…

        • That made my day.

        • SmokinOkie.

          Where do you come up with this stuff, LOL. ;0)

        • Bwaaaaaaaah ha ha ha Okie that was outstanding God Bless you

      39. What’s up with Rawles sight…going on 48 hrs down???????

      40. Anybody know what is going on with Survivalblog? I haven’t been able to bring that site up for 2 days now.

        • It`s surelly down. You are not the only one that has this problem with survivalblog. I tought I had a problem with my internet connection or my computer but I check it out on other websites and it seems like on the survivalblog.com is a problem. Hope they will get back soon.

        • Denial of service attack, he should be up later today. You can still access the site using his ip address but it still displays the July 4 page.

          Semper Fi 8541

          • Survivalblogs ip address:


            Semper Fi 8541

        • Yeah thats what I’ve been wondering too, Mac you guys hear anything on Rawles?

          • I went to the Survival blog IP address listed above and this is the message at the top of the page…

            Friday, July 5, 2013

            Notes from JWR:

            The wicked DDOS (“Ping”) hacker attack on SurvivalBlog is still in progress. Thanks for your patience while we get the site back up and running on one of our backup servers.

      41. I am an Englishman, but am taking great interest in what is happening in the USA.

        The USA is still a beacon of liberty and freedom, so what happens there matters to everyone, not just Americans.

        When the US government sanctions torture, drone strikes or whatever, then other dictatorial governments will say “look, it’s OK … the USA is doing it too”

        Never thought I would say this but, right now, the UK actually looks like a better, freer, more just nation than the USA.

      42. I too am wondering whats going on with SB…silenced by the powers that be??

        Keep your powder dry…..

      43. WTF?
        yeah don’t call 911, seriously it just brings more problems..start learning to deal with issues without their help, because they are not here to help you , period

        the 911 lines and those that respond like this need to go hungry

        and a good comment I picked up on the stories comment line

        “Let’s recap what happened. Eight year old boy learns not to call 911, not to get police involved in any accident or boy will be punished and removed from family. Boy will now have to live with breaking up his family because the police and state thought it best to remove him from family – now state can demand boy see state doctors and put on meds to help him understand that this was not his fault. Boy will now have guilt problems because American parents have allowed states and governments to take control.”

        heres the story


        not to mention the story is written like shit, and that’s another problem in this country and its fucking media.. they are such dam hacks it isn’t even funny!

      44. No one is taking my Independence

        No one

        I will never lay down for that, so no, this is not the end of America , unless your a fuckin quitter!

        and if you are a fuckin quitter, than just leave..we don’t need your kind.

      45. Hope everyone had a good 4th. Just to set the record straight it was the US which invaded Canada first and burnt what is now Toronto to the ground first. This is why the British forces burnt Washington. The war of 1812 was a draw as neither side won anything except the US realized they better have a professional army and Canada realized they did not want to be part of the US

      46. If anybody truly considers themselves AMERICANS and cannot answer the simplest question, then they deserve what befalls them. History reminds of the past errors so that they cannot acquire a grip on the future. Our own leaders are clueless to some of the most important lessons learned. Great post and list of videos to watch. My hat off to all. Keep the faith.
        Prepare, prepare, NOMI!!!!!!!!!!

      47. 10 Diseases That Will Become Far More Common After The collapse

        Diseases come and diseases go…rather like fashions, but with diseases it’s the general conditions prevailing at the time that denotes what gets a foothold and what doesn’t. Many diseases are opportunists, they will surface at a time the conditions are right for them to flourish and most often this is at a time when humans really could do with concentrating on other stuff. Here are ten diseases that will make their presence felt after a major, long term,disaster be it war, societal collapse or in some cases even an economic downturn. Click the link to find much more detail about each disease.

        Keep the FAITH

      48. ok
        get ready for your blood pressure to DOUBLE
        after reading this


        LAS VEGAS (CN) – Henderson police arrested a family for refusing to let officers use their homes as lookouts for a domestic violence investigation of their neighbors, the family claims in court.
        Anthony Mitchell and his parents Michael and Linda Mitchell sued the City of Henderson, its Police Chief Jutta Chambers, Officers Garret Poiner, Ronald Feola, Ramona Walls, Angela Walker, and Christopher Worley, and City of North Las Vegas and its Police Chief Joseph Chronister, in Federal Court.
        Henderson, pop. 257,000, is a suburb of Las Vegas.
        The Mitchell family’s claim includes Third Amendment violations, a rare claim in the United States. The Third Amendment prohibits quartering soldiers in citizens’ homes in times of peace without the consent of the owner.
        “On the morning of July 10th, 2011, officers from the Henderson Police Department responded to a domestic violence call at a neighbor’s residence,” the Mitchells say in the complaint.
        It continues: “At 10:45 a.m. defendant Officer Christopher Worley (HPD) contacted plaintiff Anthony Mitchell via his telephone. Worley told plaintiff that police needed to occupy his home in order to gain a ‘tactical advantage’ against the occupant of the neighboring house. Anthony Mitchell told the officer that he did not want to become involved and that he did not want police to enter his residence. Although Worley continued to insist that plaintiff should leave his residence, plaintiff clearly explained that he did not intend to leave his home or to allow police to occupy his home. Worley then ended the phone call.
        Mitchell claims that defendant officers, including Cawthorn and Worley and Sgt. Michael Waller then “conspired among themselves to force Anthony Mitchell out of his residence and to occupy his home for their own use.” (Waller is identified as a defendant in the body of the complaint, but not in the heading of it.)
        The complaint continues: “Defendant Officer David Cawthorn outlined the defendants’ plan in his official report: ‘It was determined to move to 367 Evening Side and attempt to contact Mitchell. If Mitchell answered the door he would be asked to leave. If he refused to leave he would be arrested for Obstructing a Police Officer. If Mitchell refused to answer the door, force entry would be made and Mitchell would be arrested.'”
        At a few minutes before noon, at least five defendant officers “arrayed themselves in front of plaintiff Anthony Mitchell’s house and prepared to execute their plan,” the complaint states.
        It continues: “The officers banged forcefully on the door and loudly commanded Anthony Mitchell to open the door to his residence.
        “Surprised and perturbed, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell immediately called his mother (plaintiff Linda Mitchell) on the phone, exclaiming to her that the police were beating on his front door.
        “Seconds later, officers, including Officer Rockwell, smashed open plaintiff Anthony Mitchell’s front door with a metal ram as plaintiff stood in his living room.
        “As plaintiff Anthony Mitchell stood in shock, the officers aimed their weapons at Anthony Mitchell and shouted obscenities at him and ordered him to lie down on the floor.
        “Fearing for his life, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell dropped his phone and prostrated himself onto the floor of his living room, covering his face and hands.
        “Addressing plaintiff as ‘asshole’, officers, including Officer Snyder, shouted conflicting orders at Anthony Mitchell, commanding him to both shut off his phone, which was on the floor in front of his head, and simultaneously commanding him to ‘crawl’ toward the officers.
        “Confused and terrified, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell remained curled on the floor of his living room, with his hands over his face, and made no movement.
        “Although plaintiff Anthony Mitchell was lying motionless on the ground and posed no threat, officers, including Officer David Cawthorn, then fired multiple ‘pepperball’ rounds at plaintiff as he lay defenseless on the floor of his living room. Anthony Mitchell was struck at least three times by shots fired from close range, injuring him and causing him severe pain.” (Parentheses in complaint.)
        Officers then arrested him for obstructing a police officer, searched the house and moved furniture without his permission and set up a place in his home for a lookout, Mitchell says in the complaint.
        He says they also hurt his pet dog for no reason whatsoever: “Plaintiff Anthony Mitchell’s pet, a female dog named ‘Sam,’ was cowering in the corner when officers smashed through the front door. Although the terrified animal posed no threat to officers, they gratuitously shot it with one or more pepperball rounds. The panicked animal howled in fear and pain and fled from the residence. Sam was subsequently left trapped outside in a fenced alcove without access to water, food, or shelter from the sun for much of the day, while temperatures outside soared to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.”
        Anthony and his parents live in separate houses, close to one another on the same street. He claims that police treated his parents the same way.
        “Meanwhile, starting at approximately 10:45 a.m., police officers entered the back yard of plaintiffs Michael Mitchell and Linda Mitchell’s residence at 362 Eveningside Avenue. The officers asked plaintiff Michael Mitchell if he would be willing to vacate his residence and accompany them to their ‘command center’ under the guise that the officers wanted Michael Mitchell’s assistance in negotiating the surrender of the neighboring suspect at 363 Eveningside Avenue. Plaintiff Michael Mitchell reluctantly agreed to follow the officers from his back yard to the HPD command center, which was approximately one quarter mile away,” the complaint states.
        “When plaintiff Michael Mitchell arrived at the HPD command center, he was informed that the suspect was ‘not taking any calls’ and that plaintiff Michael Mitchell would not be permitted to call the suspect neighbor from his own phone. At that time, Mr. Mitchell realized that the request to accompany officers to the HPD command center was a tactic to remove him from his house. He waited approximately ten minutes at the HPD command center and was told he could not return to his home.
        “Plaintiff Michael Mitchell then left HPD command center and walked down Mauve Street toward the exit of the neighborhood. After walking for less than five minutes, an HPD car pulled up next to him. He was told that his wife, Linda Mitchell, had ‘left the house’ and would meet him at the HPD command center. Michael Mitchell then walked back up Mauve Street to the HPD command center. He called his son, James Mitchell, to pick him up at the HPD command center. When plaintiff Michael Mitchell attempted to leave the HPD command center to meet James, he was arrested, handcuffed and placed in the back of a marked police car.
        “Officers had no reasonable grounds to detain plaintiff Michael Mitchell, nor probable
        cause to suspect him of committing any crime.
        “At approximately 1:45 p.m., a group of officers entered the backyard of plaintiffs Michael Mitchell and Linda Mitchell’s residence at 362 Eveningside Avenue. They banged on the back door of the house and demanded that plaintiff Linda Mitchell open the door.
        “Plaintiff Linda Mitchell complied and opened the door to her home. When she told officers that they could not enter her home without a warrant, the officers ignored her. One officer, defendant Doe 1, seized her by the arm, and other officers entered her home without permission.
        “Defendant Doe 1 then forcibly pulled plaintiff Linda Mitchell out of her house.
        “Another unidentified officer, defendant Doe 2, then seized plaintiff Linda Mitchell’s purse and began rummaging through it, without permission, consent, or a warrant.
        “Defendant Doe 1 then escorted Linda Mitchell at a brisk pace through her yard and
        up the hill toward the ‘Command Post’ while maintaining a firm grip on her upper arm. Plaintiff Linda Mitchell is physically frail and had difficulty breathing due to the heat and the swift pace. However, Doe 1 ignored her pleas to be released or to at least slow down, and refused to provide any explanation for why she was being treated in such a manner.
        “In the meantime, the officers searched and occupied plaintiffs Michael Mitchell and
        Linda Mitchell’s house. When plaintiff Linda Mitchell returned to her home, the cabinets and closet doors throughout the house had been left open and their contents moved about. Water had been consumed from their water dispenser. Even the refrigerator door had been left ajar and mustard and mayonnaise had been left on their kitchen floor.”
        Police took Anthony and Michael Mitchell to jail and booked them for obstructing an officer. They were jailed for at least nine hours before they bailed out, they say in the complaint. All criminals charged were dismissed with prejudice. They claim the defendants filed the baseless criminal charges “to provide cover for defendants’ wrongful actions, to frustrate and impede plaintiffs’ ability to seek relief for those actions, and to further intimidate and retaliate against plaintiffs.”
        None of the officers were ever subjected to official discipline or even inquiry, the complaint states.
        The Mitchells seek punitive damages for violations of the third, fourth and 14th Amendments, assault and battery, conspiracy, defamation, abuse of process, malicious prosecution, negligence and emotional distress.
        They are represented by Benjamin C. Durham, with Cofer, Geller & Durham, in Las Vegas.

        the false charges made by these corrupt cops were dismissed with prejudice
        and the cops were not disciplined,nor even investigated
        what does that say about their Chief
        yeah he’s corrupt too

      49. The 4th of July should be a day of mourning for all those who remember what America used to be and used to stand for. Those days are over.

      50. @ God’s Creation: “same old enemy, their fate wii be the same”. Not quite, we will overcome, but this time, they can run, but they cannot hide!

      51. “The true unemployment rate is 24%, which matches the worst levels of the Great Depression. As the .1% continue to reap billions in profits, the peasants sink deeper into despair. There will be blood.”

        the TRUE unemployment rate is now 24%
        that is if they would use honest numbers



        • There are probably Mre unemployed than durin the great depression. However back thn there werent goverment checks in the mail every month. There werent things like Food Stamps (EBT) and unemplotmet comp. Free cell phones retn assistance untility assistance ect. As long as those goverment freebees & stipends continue the parasite sheeple will be content. they dont care about the counstition of freedoms.

          • Also the Dustbowl drought was in progress which made things worse.

      52. For anyone interested, I located Rawles email address.
        James@rawles dot to
        Also punched in and it took me to a blank
        Page that said survival blog at the top.

        Keep preppin’

      53. according to websitedown

        SurvivalBlog is still down

        Rawles has made somebody mad ?

      54. Those we’re a different breed of American in a different time. Even though their government was turning tyrannical it was difficult to see. AND the government at that time was trying to survive external enemies and thus left its citizens more or less alone.

        Today, Americans (ones that care) are in a quandary. Their being forced to fight THEIR tyrannical government,,, far more difficult than fighting a foreign tyranny AND to fight a majority of other citizens whom really don’t care. Add to that the government is no longer worried about real external threats and can now turn its focus on its citizens by using false external threats.

        Historically,,, it doesn’t look good for the US government or its citizens. Most world powers in the past either self destructed or just faded away.

        Living on past accomplishments or false threats will not long hold a nation together.

      55. Been a while once again since I posted. As O write I must admit I am sometimes very confused and conflicted as an American citizen living in Canada. As far as what America began as and what America has become makes me very upset due to the fact we the people have allowed it to happen. Critical thinking rugged individualism and hard work have been replaced by mass brain washing, go with the flow and the generation of entitlement. In all fairness to those who remain in a sleepy, dumbed down, apathetic mindset the process has been gradual and quite succesful. I still think that the major shift took place after WW2 when we became convinced we could not make it or at least keep up with the Jones’s without 2 incomes. Not saying mom’s can’t work thats a whole other can of worms. However when we made the shift of becoming a wasteful nation of greed and mass consumerism the downhill spiral increased it’s speed very rapidly. Now we have reached that golden age of mass information and technology. Also side note please understand when I make these statements I include another country I love and live in Canada as they basically share the same type attitudes only with a much smaller population. Now the turning point we have arrived at now, which is prophisied in the book of truth, the Bible. Question? Where do we go from here? What do we do from here? We do know many evil things are taking place and amping up to a crescendo sometime probably in the not too distant future although I will not guess a specific month or day. Things to consider, do we need a violent revolution to retake our God given rights? Are we going to be baited into it by the sly planning of the elite? I leave you with this. These things are going to happen but it is not going to be a thing of glamor. Many of us will die for our beliefs. Until that day I plan to exercise the rights I have and which we are so blessed to have. Live each day to the fullest and thank the God who gave them to us every day. Thank you God for another day and I pray for the wisdom to do the right things and stay within your will. When the day does come to fight I know you will be with me. Love the Rambo saying Live for nothing or die for something, because in reality in the end it will come down to that. And please note it is not wrong as a Christian to fight nor to follow an evil regime. To all those brain washed clergy FEMA clergy response team go and read your bibles.
        God Bless America and ya’ll take care and be patient

      56. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/02/white-house-delays-employer-mandate-requirement-until-2015/?print=1

        Friends…so I’m creating this new .com company.
        Since Obamacare….I’ve completely redesigned my business plan.
        I’ve tripled the time lines and fired everyone. Instead…
        I’ll do the project….100% myself. That way I will never be an employer and
        subjected to unemployment, workers comp, dis ins. matching fica, the burden of doing payroll and any HR duties.

        In the end it come down to lining my bank account. I’m NOT in the business of “creating jobs” when they have designed a system that will enslave me to the people I hire.

        You all felt the people who created jobs were greedy bastards.
        OK then.. I will be.
        I will NEVER employ anyone ever again.
        Instead I will put great effort on automating all my systems.
        One man can run an enterprise…it just takes three times as long to get it all up and spinning, tested and running smooth.

        I will NOT be your new slave Obama.
        Let the economy crash and fall on your big socialist head.

        I predict that one day…there will be some big riots when the currency continues to degrade and people cannot find jobs.

        You will never find guys like me to sue or inflict more shit on.
        The new business strategy is stealth.
        Further, you hide behind many layers of corporations.

        Our society has become so litigious….it’s not worth it putting yourself out there.

        The rest of my days will be spent deep in my database and web/mobile code.
        My world where no one is allowed in.

        You can all think Obama and the dems for pissing us all off.
        They triggered all the factories to be shipped to China.
        Now even the service businesses are going underground.

        All you will know is there’s this guy who lives in a big water front home and has many toys…but nobody knows what he does for a living…what he owns or how he makes his money.

        Stealth….. if you are in the IT web ventures…this is the new way to go.


      57. Jose can you see, the Drones early flight
        what so proudly we hail the freedoms last gleaming
        Whose tattered stripes and dim Bars, though our Meager fight
        O’er the Freedoms we watched were so Silently Leaving
        And the Fizzle of Red Communism
        The Emp’s Bursting in air
        Gave Proof through the night that our flag was not there
        O say does that Torn Banner Still wave?
        O’er the Land of the Fraud and the Home of the Slaves

      58. This is a little off-topic but I’m about to take on some more work (above and beyond my normal load) and will be out for a while…

        A lot of common folk don’t realize how the data tracking works. You MUST know data stores are compromised. The Snowden deal is scary doubly because of this. For instance, Mafia, India, China and others all have access to all the info (most probably). Its common to find Mafia has compromized an Internet backbone router and can access ALL traffic going through.

        You may not realize the effect of offshoring but basically all corporate and government data has been compromised. E.g. one friend told me while he was working for a major Internet backbone company they managed the equipment for the NSA. They were supposed to hire only Americans to work on it but in fact even offshore workers living in another country had top level permission to the databse. Basically, he never found anywhere on the Internet or otherwise to report it.

        So, some of you might OK the Spy-on-the-Citizens under the belief it will all be used for good; but, in fact their are double agents, comprimised systems, and more; the data is not safe and is not only used for good.

      59. Common Sense, you’re posting under the wrong name; it’s something you seem to be in short supply of. I guess it’s just not enough that people in the MSM run down this country 24/7/365; that’s to be expected from the likes of them. but for someone to come on here and say it; well, it was just too much. if that person isn’t happy here, he’s free to find another country he would like and relocate to it. I don’t see anyone stopping him. To Facebook Page, it’s the same Jewish-controlled MSM that steamrolls; not me. Maybe that’s where you and the one who calls himself “common sense” already go to. No wonder neither of you have any “common sense”. braveheart

      60. Now there is a muzzie defending the star and cresent moon.
        “Oh say can you see, the sharia law that’s not right”

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