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  • Trump Who’s Next Washington? Jefferson?

    The Historical Marker Database lists more than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county

    God bless President Trump

    History Happened Here

    Confederate Memorial – Arlington National Cemetery

    www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Explore/Monuments-and…/Confederate-Memorial

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

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    Confederate Memorial

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section.

    The history of Arlington National Cemetery is steeped in the Civil War, for it was this great national struggle that necessitated the establishment of this cemetery to bury its many dead. For many years following the war, the bitter feelings between North and South remained, and although hundreds of Confederate soldiers were buried at Arlington, it was considered a Union cemetery. Family members of Confederate soldiers were denied permission to decorate their loved ones’ graves and in extreme cases were even denied entrance to the cemetery.

    These ill feelings were slow to die but over time they did begin to fade. Many historians believe it was the national call to arms during the Spanish-American War that brought northerners and southerners together at last. In that war numerous Confederate veterans volunteered their services and joined their Northern brothers on the battlefield in the common defense of our nation. In June 1900, in this spirit of national reconciliation, the U.S. Congress authorized that a section of Arlington National Cemetery be set aside for the burial of Confederate dead.

    By the end of 1901 all the Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemeteries at Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington were brought together with the soldiers buried at Arlington and reinterred in the Confederate section. Among the 482 persons buried there are 46 officers, 351 enlisted men, 58 wives, 15 southern civilians, and 12 unknowns. They are buried in concentric circles around the Confederate Monument, and their graves are marked with headstones that are distinct for their pointed tops. Legend attributes these pointed-top tombstones to a Confederate belief that the points would “keep Yankees from sitting on them.”

    To further honor these citizens of the South, the United Daughters of the Confederacy petitioned to erect a major monument to the Confederate dead. On March 4, 1906 Secretary of War William Howard Taft granted their request. The cornerstone was laid on Nov. 12, 1912 at a ceremony featuring speakers William Jennings Bryan and James A. Tanner, a former Union corporal who lost both legs at the second Battle of Bull Run. He was commander in chief of the Union veterans group, The Grand Army of the Republic. That same evening, President William Howard Taft addressed the United Daughters of the Confederacy at a reception in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Centennial Hall.

    Chosen to design the memorial was the world-renowned sculptor, Moses Ezekiel. Ezekiel brought more than just his artistic talents to this project for he was also a Confederate veteran who knew firsthand the horrors of the Civil War. He is now buried at the base of the famous monument which he created.

    The Confederate Monument was unveiled before a large crowd of northerners and southerners on June 4, 1914, the 106th anniversary of the birthday of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an address and veterans of both the Union and Confederacy placed wreaths on the graves of their former foes, symbolizing the reconciliation between the North and South, the memorial’s central theme.

    Ezekiel created a monument rich in symbols. Standing atop the 32-foot monument is a larger-than-life figure of a woman representing the South. Her head is crowned with olive leaves, her left hand extends a laurel wreath toward the South, acknowledging the sacrifice of her fallen sons. Her right hand holds a pruning hook resting on a plow stock. These symbols bring to life the biblical passage inscribed at her feet: “And they shall beat their swords into plow shares and their spears into pruning hooks.”

    The plinth on which she stands is embossed with four cinerary urns symbolizing the four years of the Civil War. Supporting the plinth is a frieze of 14 inclined shields, each depicts the coat of arms of one of the 13 Confederate states and Maryland, which did not join the Confederacy but supported the South in the war.

    Below the plinth is another frieze of life-sized figures depicting mythical gods and Southern soldiers. At the front of the monument, the panoplied figure of Minerva, Goddess of War and Wisdom, attempts to hold up the figure of a fallen woman (“The South”) who is resting upon her shield, “The Constitution.” Behind “The South,” the Spirits of War are trumpeting in every direction calling the sons and daughters of the South to aid their falling mother. On either side of the fallen woman are figures depicting those sons and daughters who came to her aid and who represent each branch of the Confederate service: Soldiers, Sailor, Sapper and Miner.

    Completing the frieze are six vignettes illustrating the effect of the war on Southerners of all races. The vignettes include a black slave following his young master; an officer kissing his infant child in the arms of her mammy; a blacksmith leaving his bellows and workshop as his sorrowful wife looks on; a young lady binding the sword and sash on her beau; and a young officer standing alone.

    The base of the memorial features several inscriptions. On its front face are the seal of the Confederacy and a tribute by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, followed by the Latin phrase: “Victrix Causa Diis Placuit Sed Victa Caton.” This phrase means: “The Victorious Cause was Pleasing to the Gods, But the Lost Cause to Cato.” On the rear of the monument is an inscription attributed to the Reverend Randolph Harrison McKim, who was a Confederate chaplain and who served as pastor of the Epiphany Church in Washington for 32 years. It reads:

    Not for fame or reward
    Not for place or for rank
    Not lured by ambition
    Or goaded by necessity
    But in simple
    Obedience to duty
    As they understood it
    These men suffered all
    Sacrificed all
    Dared all-and died

    In addition to Moses Ezekiel, three other Confederate soldiers are buried at the base of the monument. They are Lt. Harry C. Marmaduke who served in the Confederate Navy, Capt. John M. Hickey of the Second Missouri Infantry and Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright who commanded brigades at Shiloh and Chickamauga.

    Peters, James Edward. Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes. Woodbine House, 1986.

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    ‘Is It George Washington Next Week?’: Trump Blasts Monument Removals as ‘Changing History’

    Tucker on Fate of Slaveholders Washington, Jefferson: ‘If That’s the …

    insider.foxnews.com/…/tucker-carlson-washington-jefferson-slave-holders-memorials…

    2 hours ago – Tucker Carlson said President Trump mentioned an often-overlooked idea on the left during his press conference Tuesday.

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    More than 13,000 monuments and memorials across the county (cont.)

    National and global events all happened some­where, and historical markers mark the place where many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an in­di­vi­dual who made a dif­fe­rence; a natural feature, building, byway; or just some­thing in­te­res­ting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.

    Markers tell stories and point out facts. There is one at the site the northernmost battle of the U.S. Civil War and another at the southernmost point in the United States (can you guess where?). There is one next to a 17th century Japanese stone lantern symbolizing 20th century peace, and another one less than 20 miles away reminding us of the Nike missile sites that were built the same year the lantern was dedicated. They tell of battles,  massacres and hangings; of hu­ma­ni­ta­rians, educators, and a beloved stagecoach horse; of mountains, lakes, rivers, bridges, roads, and other natural and man-made wonders.

    There are countless thousands of great stories marked by markers—and some boring ones too. Some markers simply recite facts while others are insightful, obscure, cryptic, patriotic, fas­ci­na­ting, sad, funny, or just downright bizarre. Many of those markers are on these pages, others are waiting for you to discover and add them to this database.

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  • New UW Class? “Calling Bullshit”

    OK. it’s a proposed, New University of Washington Class? “Calling Bullshit”

    Indeed, The name “CALLING BULLSHIT” is provocative. (I got sucked in to reading it)

    From publication bias to fake news, bullshit is everywhere. And it’s important to be able to navigate it, separate delusion from reality, and call out bullshit when we see it. In a post-truth world, we need evidence and facts more than ever, and

    University of Washington Professors Bergstrom and West have decided to do something about it.

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    Update: Jan 21, 2017 Why would President Trump  bother to “Tweet” on any peaceful demonstration? ( a rhetorical question).

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    I was researching this …… when I stumbled on your UW class info.

    Man critically wounded during UW protest; ‘person of interest’ in …

    komonews.com/news/local/faceoff-at-university-of-washington-over-alt-right-speaker

    15 hours ago – SEATTLE — A protest at the University of Washington over a controversial speaker turned ugly Friday night. Seattle … VIEW PHOTO GALLERY … A person later turned himself into UW police in connection with the shooting.

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    And I had already started researching this…..

    Donald Trump inauguration: Protests turned violent; 217 arrested
    In-Depth-Washington Times-Jan 20, 2017

    The headlines? the media BS? and The truth?

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    THE TRUTH IS “ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE NEW SHERIFF IN WA DC.

    HE HAS DELEGATED HIS AUTHORITY TO AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ARREST RIOTERS.

    (Obama’s Ferguson riotjustice is out)

    President Trump’s justice was enforced on Jan 20,2017

    According to interim D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham.

    The 217 people arrested during a clash Friday morning were all charged with RIOTING

    217 RIOTERS WERE ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO JAIL.

    RIOTERS threw bricks at law enforcement.

    THE RIOTERS INJURED AT LEAST SIX POLICE OFFICERS DURING THE SKIRMISHES, THREE WHEN THEY WERE STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH PROJECTILES.

    Police said the “RIOTERS”came armed with hammers and crowbars and smashed the windows of several banks and chain restaurants, later dragging trash cans and newspaper boxes into the middle of the street and lighting refuse and even a limousine on fire.

    Many of the protesters, “RIOTERS”  engaged in violence exhibited black bloc-style tactics, donning masks to hide their identities and wearing all black clothing.

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    President Trump likes proclamations, he said so, when he signed his first one on Jan 20, 2017.

    Perhaps President Trump should do a proclamation” BANNING FULL FACE COVERS AND MASKS” for all protestors

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    The 217 people arrested during a clash Friday morning were all charged with RIOTING and were expected to appear in court Saturday, according to interim D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham.

    YEP, 217 RIOTERS ARE GOING TO COURT.

    Police and protesters clashed in the nation’s capital during Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies Friday — leading to more than 200 arrests after a faction of anti-establishment activists smashed storefront windows and threw bricks at law enforcement.
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    VIDEO: Protesters set limo on fire blocks from President Trump’s

    Story image for images of anti trump riots wa dc jan 20,2017 from New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

    Jan 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Protesters vandalized and set a limo on fire just … A limousine burns after being smashed by antiTrump protesters on K Street on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. … Dozens of police officers wearing riot gear were seen walking toward the scene. … AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo

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    VIDEO: AntiTrump Protestors Destroy Starbucks, Bank of America …

    Townhall-Jan 20, 2017

    VIDEO: AntiTrump Protestors Destroy Starbucks, Bank of America, Bus Stop … Here are more videos and images from the scene in downtown Washington. … graffiti a variety of surfaces in downtown D.C. Some were subdued with pepper spray. … Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017.

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    THIS IS CLOSER TO THE TRUTH….

    Anti Trump Riots in DC, Police Hurt !!! Jan 20, 2017 – YouTube

    ▶ 1:06

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28OSIjP7YUs

    1 day ago – Uploaded by Entertainment & News

    Anti Trump Riots with DC police Jan 20 Anti Trump Riots with DC … clash in Washington as Trump assumes …

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    Update: Jan 21, 2017 Why would President Trump  bother to “Tweet” on any peaceful demonstration? ( a rhetorical question).

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    my comment on BS continues

    University Course Proposal: “Calling Bullshit” – Improbable Research

    www.improbable.com/2017/01/14/university-course-proposal-calling-bullshit/

    Jan 14, 2017 Indeed, The name “CALLING BULLSHIT” is provocative.(my comment continues below)

     

    But, for a University of Washington course about calling it like it is, perhaps it’s best to start with the title

    – University Course Proposal: “Calling Bullshit”. Professors Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West from University of Washington have developed a new … Naturally, if people learn how to detect subtle bullshit that might otherwise go …

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    Some titles on my website have been provocative “ECOLOGY SUCKS” and ‘PEARL REVERE”

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    You have  posted a full syllabus on line, complete with studies and suggested readings, so we can all improve these skills.

    In your BS course you and Carl aim to teach students how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.

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    BOY YOU SAID IT!

    From publication bias to fake news, bullshit is everywhere. And it’s important to be able to navigate it, separate delusion from reality, and call out bullshit when we see it. In a post-truth world, we need evidence and facts more than ever, and I decided to do something about it on Jan 16,2011.

    I have posted about 850 documented factual comments on my website. Behindmyback.org (where the US government does most of my business) .   I research and document legal  facts, Constitutional Evidence  on the BS provided by the false news, politico establishment, the public media. complete with thousands of links to documents, studies, and suggested readings.

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    From your suggested reading….

    “Openness and transparency about the metric and its calculation are not antidotes to the underlying conflict of interest,”

    “Don’t trust, check the BS !”

    Closely related:

    In 2016, the Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the authors of the paper On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.

    President Barack Obama was awarded The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.