Archive For The “Southern News” Category

Lawsuit Exposes State in Taking Kids from Parents and Heavily Drugging them with Psychotropics

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Lawsuit Exposes State in Taking Kids from Parents and Heavily Drugging them with Psychotropics

Foster children in Missouri have been dangerously over-medicated with antipsychotic drugs — intended to treat conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — to manage behavioral disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new civil rights lawsuit, which instead effectively puts them in “a chemical straightjacket.” “The sedative properties of the drugs are employed…

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News From Around the South 6/19 to 6/26

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News From Around the South 6/19 to 6/26

MARYLAND: Mayor Calls for Removal of Confederate Historical Marker The peaceful lawn of the historic Wicomico County Courthouse with its tall, old shade trees and brick walkways seems an unlikely place for a controversy to be brewing. A view of a placard memorializing Confederate Gen. John Henry Winder on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Photo: Staff…

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BMW adding 1,000 jobs at South Carolina plant

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BMW adding 1,000 jobs at South Carolina plant

BMW’s biggest plant in the world is about to get a little bigger. The German automaker said Monday it will add another 1,000 jobs and invest $600 million in the plant as part of a plan to boost annual production to as many 450,000 vehicles. “It’s a great day for us here in Spartanburg and…

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Secessionists have again painted Confederate battle flag on Folly boat, adding a message to the mayor 

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Secessionists have again painted Confederate battle flag on Folly boat, adding a message to the mayor 

The battle over the Confederate battle flag continued to rage Thursday, with the S.C. Secessionist Party painting the image on the Folly Boat again. The party first raised the ire of some area residents by painting the boat on June 15 to advertise the upcoming two-year anniversary of the flag’s removal from Statehouse grounds. It was…

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South Carolina’s Last Confederate Flag Remains in a Box

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South Carolina’s Last Confederate Flag Remains in a Box

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly two years after it last flew, South Carolina’s final Confederate flag remains in the same place it was taken immediately after it was removed from the flagpole in front of the Statehouse: a small, flat white acid-free box behind several locked doors. That resting place doesn’t fulfill any part of…

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Man finds message in a bottle in Georgia put in Atlantic Ocean 36 years ago

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Man finds message in a bottle in Georgia put in Atlantic Ocean 36 years ago

June 22 (UPI) — It took 36 years, but someone finally got Douglas Stephens’ message. On June 10, 1981 off Fernandina Beach, Fla., Stephens set adrift into the Atlantic Ocean a bottle bearing a note with a simple request: The person who finds the glass should contact him and let him know where and when…

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Should Churches Keep Their Civil War Landmarks?

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Should Churches Keep Their Civil War Landmarks?

St. Paul’s Episcopal in Richmond has been nicknamed “The Cathedral of the Confederacy.” The most recent chapter in the story of America’s relationship with its Confederate past began in church. Since Dylann Roof, a rebel flag-waving white supremacist, opened fire at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal in Charleston two years ago, the debate over historical markers…

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Here Comes Cindy…

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Here Comes Cindy…

Tropical Storm Cindy to flood Texas to Florida coast First of the year to make landfall in US A gradual turn to the north is expected Wednesday night,” according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski. “Landfall near the border of Texas and Louisiana is likely early Thursday.” Late this week and this weekend, the storm is…

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After ISIS War, a US-Russia Coalition?

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Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. Vladimir Putin’s defense ministry was direct and blunt: “Repeated combat…

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The Acton-Lee Correspondence

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BolognaNovember 4, 1866.Sir,The very kind letter which Mrs. Lee wrote to my wife last winter encouraged me to hope that you will forgive my presuming to address you, and that you will not resent as an intrusion a letter from an earnest and passionate lover of the cause whose glory and whose strength you were.I…

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News From Around the South 6/12 to 6/19

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News From Around the South 6/12 to 6/19

NORTH CAROLINA: Wreckage of Civil War Ship to become North Carolina’s First Heritage Dive Site FORT FISHER — On Oct. 1, 1864, the blockade runner Condor, a falcon class ship built in Glasgow, Scotland, sank 700 yards shy of Fort Fisher in 25 feet of water. It carried dispatches for the Confederate government, 1,500 British…

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Alabama Holds to Heritage

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Alabama Holds to Heritage

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered a powerful speech last month justifying his city’s removal of Confederate statues from public spaces. “These statues are not just stone and metal. They are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history,” Landrieu said. “These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy; ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement,…

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General Lee Speaks: Had it Figured Out

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General Lee Speaks: Had it Figured Out

By Fred Reed“The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” Robert E. LeeThe man was perceptive. Amalgamation of the states under a central government has led to exactly the effects foreseen by General Lee.In,…

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Thinking About Incitement

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“He was hunting us.” Those were the words of Republican Congressman Mike Bishop describing the depraved gun assault on members of Congress while they were innocently fielding ground balls and practicing base hits on a suburban Virginia field. The politics of personal destruction became literal. Within a few hours, the president and congressional leadership put…

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What’s the Matter With Appalachia?

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What’s the Matter With Appalachia?

What’s the matter with Appalachia? Many liberal elites think they know the answer. Since Trump’s campaign first took off, the economically devastated mountain range has become a symbol of all that is wrong with red-state America — a place replete with guns, bigotry, and the Confederate flag. There is, indeed, a lot wrong with Appalachia,…

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News From Around the South 6/5 to 6/12

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News From Around the South 6/5 to 6/12

FLORIDA: Telling the Whole Story Could End Monument Debate Although Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist has been a politician serving in elective office for more than 24 consecutive years, he also has something of a creative side. As the president of an advertising agency he founded in college, Crist’s day job involves rebranding clients who…

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Was the Civil War Necessary?

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Was the Civil War Necessary?

By Brion McClanahanReposted from Lew Rockwell.comTrump supposedly stepped in it. Again.In an interview that aired  with Salena Zito, he wondered aloud that if better leadership could have prevented the Civil War [sic].Trump thought that Andrew Jackson would have prevailed in a showdown between the North and the South. After all, he did it before in the…

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Confrontation at Bilderberg 2017

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By Thierry MeyssanVoltairenet.orgWhile President Trump seems to have sorted out his problems of interior authority – more or less – the conflict has now moved on to concern NATO. Washington is currently speaking against the manipulation of terrorism, while London has no intention of giving up such a useful tool for the extension of its influence….

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News From Around the South 5/29 to 6/5

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News From Around the South 5/29 to 6/5

GEORGIA: Representative Who Make Klan Remark Named to Civics Committee ATLANTA — Georgia state representative who said the Ku Klux Klan “made a lot of people straighten up” and tried to force the state to formally recognize Robert E. Lee’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day as official holidays has been named to a study committee…

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Bilderberg 2017 is Here: The Rockefeller/Rothschild Hub Meets to Discuss Trump’s Presidency

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By Arjun Walia Collective Evolution“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights…

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