Two men charged after cop is lured from his vehicle and beaten

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This is from Fox News.

I bet they are Black Lives Matters Terrorist.

I do not believe the crap Jamaral Lee is putting out about just being a bystander taking video of the assault.


Juan Gomez, left, and Jamaral Lee were arrested after a Sacramento cop was assaulted outside of his cruiser. (Sacramento Police Department)

A California police officer is recovering after authorities said one man lured the cop from his cruiser Monday and beat him while another man filmed the assault and shouted encouragement.

Juan Gomez, 20, and Jamaral Lee, 35, were arrested and charged in the case.

“An event like this is just not typical,” Sacramento Police Sgt. Doug Morse told FOX40.

The unidentified officer was in his patrol car around 12:30 a.m. when authorities say Gomez approached the officer and told him there was a man with a gun in the vicinity, according to a Sacramento Police Department news release obtained by the Sacramento Bee.

“As the officer stepped out of his car, Gomez immediately and violently assaulted him,” the release stated.

Gomez allegedly continued beating the officer, who called for help and was eventually aided by private security guards stationed nearby. Gomez repeatedly tried to remove the officer’s gun from its holster during the attack, police said.

Investigators said the officer asked Lee for help multiple times, but he refused, according to FOX40. Lee said he didn’t know Gomez prior to the incident.

“My girlfriend and I were walking [in the area] and we saw a fight,” Lee told FOX40 from jail. “I got out my phone and recorded like an 8-second video…I don’t see why I’m in jail for that, I can do that.”

Lee said he did not encourage the fight, but admits shouting, “You can fight, but don’t grab the officer’s gun!”

The officer, who has only been described as a white male, sustained facial trauma, was treated at a local hospital and released. The injuries, however, have prevented him from returning to work so far.

Gomez was charged with assault and battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $500,000, according to FOX40. Lee was booked on suspicion of assault and battery on a police officer, advocating injury to a police officer and resisting arrest.

Glaciers Don’t Lie, But Government Scientists Do

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During the 1950’s and 1960’s, glaciers in Europe and the US were growing, for the first time in hundreds of years.

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18 Jul 1963 – Glaciers Grow In Norway


TimesMachine: October 16, 1955 – NYTimes.com

Scientists reported that the Earth had cooled sharply.

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National Geographic reported the same thing.


The US and Russia were concerned about Arctic cooling.

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TimesMachine: July 18, 1970 – NYTimes.com

Scientists said that global cooling was “indisputable”

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There was unanimous consensus that the world was getting colder.

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There was never any question that the earth cooled sharply after the 1930’s, but it didn’t fit the political narrative, so NASA and NOAA simply made the cooling disappear.

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In the Climategate E-mails, they were very up front about their intentions to do this.


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Miller Time: Presidential politics getting bizarre

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Campaign gift suggestions for White House hopefuls; Dennis Miller sounds off on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’
Watch Bill Oreilly and Dennis Miller talk about Campaigning, Elections, National Interest, Presidential, Presidential Primaries, and Republicans on Miller Time and Oreilly Factor.

Did You Know the Top 10 Most Expensive WWII Collectables Sold?

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This is from War History OnLine.


It’s a fact. Once relatively lowly priced and overlooked World War Two collectables, perhaps even considered worthless in their time, are now fetching considerable prices today, prices previously reserved only for the finest ancient arms and armour.

Whilst the majority of the WW2 collectables market is made up of very affordable pieces, there is a top end to the WW2 market frequented by wealthy collectors and museum buyers. Supply of these top-end items is very limited – but rarity is not on it’s own enough to drive prices high. The items are highly collectable which means plenty of interest and buyer competition in acquiring them.

At this end of the market are the items of significant historical merit, those unique items that collectors aspire to own because of the significant events, men or women associated with them. These are genuine historical artifacts, ownership brings the custodian closer to the history, it’s part of a learning experience. It’s no surprise therefore to see that six of the top ten are items associated directly with the commanders and leaders of the oposing WW2 forces.

For those of us who enjoy browsing militaria stores online, markets and fairs, aspiring to own one of these top end antiques is perhaps the closest we could get to actually owning one. If we’re lucky such items would be bought by a museum or private collector willing to one day put them on display for us to see.

Here are our top ten WW2 items sold, thanks to wikicollecting for the info:

10) Churchills snuff box £14,400

In tenth place of the top 10 most expensive WW2 items auctioned is Winston Churchill’s silver snuff box, presented to his House of Commons door keeper in 1941 after the door keeper lost his own snuff box in the blitz. Sold by Sotheby’s in July 2006 for a relatively modest sum.

9) Churchill type script £20,400

Next we have more Churchill memorabilia, a typescript with handwritten revisions by the man himself following the invasion of Sicily and three days after the overthrow of Mussolini. Sold by Sotheby’s in July 2003.

8) Peter White Archive £30,000

In the eighth spot are the remarkable letters of infantry platoon commander Peter White. The package included his handwritten diary covering 1944-1945, along with over 730 drawings in pen and ink, newspaper clippings, photographs, the typed and handwritten manuscript of his published work With the Jocks, his regimental KOSB Glengarry ,4 medals, a Kodak camera taken from a German prisoner in Holland with photographs developed from the film, and several sketchbook. Sold by Christies in June, 2007.

7) Mussolini’s Order of Courage Medal £74,000

Taken from him on the day of his arrest in Rome, this military medal was owned by Mussolini and sold by La Galerie Numismatique in March, 2012. They noted that the sale reflected a growing interest in artifacts relating to the dictator.

6) Hitler’s ‘Night Guard’ pistol Luger Pistol, £97,000

Next we have a rare Luger with a flashlight attachment. These pistols were used with tracer ammunition by officers in constant patrol around the Fuhrer. The particular pistol was sold by Rock Island Auctions on April 2012.


5) Anne Frank’s Letters £100,000

Fifth on our list and hitting the £100k mark are the pen-pal letters sent by Anne Frank and her sister to two girls in Iowa in 1940, just before the German invasion of the Netherlands sealed the Frank family’s doom. The unusual correspondence, verified by the director of the Anne Frank Center in Amsterdam, consists of two letters, a postcard, two passport-size photographs of the Jewish, and the envelope in which it all arrived in Danville, Iowa, nearly a half-century ago. The package of items were auctioned by Swann Galleries.

4) Enigma Cipher Machine £133,250

Next we have a highly collectable three-rotor British Enigma cypher machine in its original wooden box, dated circa 1939 and in excellent working condition, achieved the world record price by Christies in September, 2011.

3) Hitler’s Ceremonial Brass Writing Desk £254,750

Used by Hitler at the signing of the Munich Pact which preceded the Second World War, the desk is inscribed with initials ‘AH’ and includes ink wells and the Nazi crest of an Eagle and Swastika. The desk was liberated from Hitler’s Munich office by 2nd Lieutenant Jack McConn in 1945. Sold by Alexander Autographs in December, 2011.

2) Victoria Cross Medal, £335,000

Private Edward Kenna of the Australian 2/4th Battalian was involved in an action near Wewak, New Guinea in 1945, during which he exposed himself to heavy fire, killing a Japanese machine gun crew and making it possible for his company’s attack to succeed. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross. His VC was subsequently sold at auction by Spink & Son in July, 2011.

1) Hitler’s Mercedes Benz Großer 770k: £6 million

Coming in at the number one spot is an armor-plated 1935 Mercedes 770A Kompressor Cabriolet believed to have been used to shuttle Adolf  Hitler through throngs of adoring Germans leading up to and during WW2. Connecting the car to Hitler required careful study of historical photographs and revealed the 770 carrying number plate: 1A 148461 was clearly shown in photographs with Hitler aboard. The sale was to a Russian Billionaire, brokered by German classic car dealer Michael Frohlich.

So now you know our top ten most expensive WW2 items sold, where do you go next to advance your own militaria collection? Our Buy pages of course. We’re not offering the world’s most expensive militaria items, but we do offer militaria and military antiques to suit all budgets >>


#UPDATE:Los Angeles: ‘ Woman punched by CHP officer detained on 10 Freeway’

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Marlene Pinnock is seen in a photo provided by her attorney, Caree Harper (left). She was repeatedly punched by a CHP officer on July 1, 2014 (right). Marlene Pinnock is seen in a photo provided by her attorney, Caree Harper (left). She was repeatedly punched by a CHP officer on July 1, 2014 (right).

Marlene Pinnock was spotted on the right shoulder of the La Brea Avenue on-ramp to the eastbound 10 Freeway in the Mid-City area at about 2:26 p.m. Tuesday, CHP said.

Two officers detained Pinnock and transported her to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

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9 Real Stops On Christopher Columbus’s Voyages

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This is from Metal Floss.

Christopher Columbus is not longer politically correct, then again, me either.



In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and totally missed his mark. His journey may not have gone exactly as planned, but there were some interesting detours along the way. 


When Columbus set sail from the Spanish port of Palos on August 3, 1492, he already had his first pit stop planned. The Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria headed to the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco for last-minute preparations and restocking. It’s a good thing, too. By the time they arrived, the Pinta‘s rudder had disconnected and the ship was taking on water. (Columbus suspected some of the crew had second thoughts about the voyage and sabotaged the vessel.) There was talk of leaving the ship behind—but what were they going to do, order another one online? The men repaired the Pinta during the layover and officially headed west on September 6.


We know Columbus—or perhaps a sailor on the Pinta named Rodrigo de Triana—first spotted land on October 12. But what we don’t know is where exactly they were. Not that there’s anything wrong with that—Columbus thought he was in the East Indies! The island was definitely in the Bahamas and already inhabited by the Taino people, who called it Guanahani. Columbus named it San Salvador and recorded that it was “very flat and with very green trees” with a surrounding reef and laguna in the middle. A number of islands fit the description, but many scholars later agreed that it was probably what used to be known as Watling Island. The Bahamanian government renamed it San Salvador Island in 1925.


Columbus didn’t stay put for long. After naming the small surrounding islands Santa Maria de la Concepcion, Fernandina, Isabela, and Las Islas de Arena, the fleet took off again. On October 28, Columbus and his men arrived in what they believed to be China—but was, in fact, Cuba—most likely through the Bay of Bariay. Columbus christened the island Juana after Queen Isabella’s son and soon discovered the joys of tobacco. Long before Cuban cigars, the Arawaks smoked with Y-shaped nostril pipes.


After China, which was actually Cuba, Columbus set off for Japan. The trip was no pleasure cruise: On Christmas Day, the Santa Maria ran aground after hitting a reef. Columbus ordered his men to dismantle the ship and build a temporary fort called Villa de la Navidad with some “help” from the locals. Columbus headed back to Spain on the Niña a few weeks later, leaving 39 sailors behind on La Isla Española, with his mistress’s cousin Diego de Arana acting as governor. When Columbus returned a year later, the fort was destroyed and all of the men were dead. Today, Hispaniola is one of only two shared Caribbean islands, split between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.


The journey back to Spain was miserable. After a number of storms, the crews of the Niñaand Pinta disembarked in the Baía dos Anjos on Portugal’s Santa Maria Island around February 15. Columbus set off seeking boat repairs while half his crew went to church (presumably to thank God they were still alive). Alas, the locals were wary of strangers after numerous pirate attacks and quickly arrested the sailors. So first Columbus lost the ship Santa Maria, and then he almost lost half his crew on Santa Maria. Fortunately, he was able to reason with the Portuguese to get the sailors released, plus to get some boat repairs. Then they finally headed home.


Columbus didn’t have much to show for his adventures when he returned to Spain, but he quickly secured funding for a second voyage. Returning to the fort on Hispaniola was his first priority, but he got a little distracted. On November 3, 1493, Columbus spotted a heavily forested island and had to take a look-see. The Kalinago natives weren’t very welcoming—and the Europeans thought they were cannibals—so Columbus quickly named the island Dominica and headed out to explore the neighboring tiny islands, including modern-day Antigua and Montserrat. Why did he call this new place Dominica? Because it was Sunday (Domingo in Spanish) and, if you haven’t noticed by now, Columbus wasn’t especially original in the naming department.


Columbus was horrified when he finally returned to Hispaniola and found La Navidad in shambles. He and his men built a new settlement called La Isabela, which was later struck by two of the earliest hurricanes ever observed in North America in 1494 and 1495. But before the natural disasters, Columbus made his own trouble by mistreating the locals and alienating his fellow sailors, who were hungry, sick, and mutinous. When they failed to find gold, Columbus headed back to Cuba and soon found his way to St. Ann’s Bay in Jamaica. The Taino natives were hostile, so Columbus continued exploring and landed at Discovery Bay, Montego Bay, and Portland Bight. He didn’t find gold in Jamaica, either, so he went back to Hispaniola before returning to Spain.

Columbus later returned to—well, was shipwrecked in—Jamaica on his fourth voyage in 1503 after losing his four-boat fleet in a series of storms. He and his men were stranded for a year, until captain Diego Mendez rowed a canoe to Hispaniola. By that point, Columbus wasn’t even allowed to visit Hispaniola, and it took months of negotiations before Mendez could charter a rescue caravel.


Back to the chronology! The King and Queen allowed Columbus to go on a third voyage in May 1498 to resupply the colonists on Hispaniola (before he was blacklisted) and find a new trade route. The six-ship fleet split up: three went to Hispaniola and three went to new islands. Columbus chose the latter, of course. He and his men had almost run out of drinking water when they spied three peaks in the distance. Columbus named the land Trinidad and quenched his thirst in the Moruga River.


Contrary to what many people believe, Columbus did not discover America. But he did reach South America on August 1, 1498. As he and his men gathered water in Trinidad, they spotted the coast of South America. They explored the Gulf of Paria for eight days, discovering the “Pearl Islands” of Cubagua and Margarita and reaching the Orinoco River in Venezuela. Ever wrong about geography, Columbus admired this verdant new land and concluded he’d reached the Garden of Eden. Sigh.

11 of the Fiercest Real-Life Pirates and the Seas They Ruled

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This is from Mental Floss.

I just learned some things about some pirates I have never heard of.



Despite what some cartoons and amusement park rides may have led you to believe, pirates were generally not a charming lot. They pillaged, they invaded, and they obeyed only the sea laws they made up as they went along. For proof, check out these 11 real ocean marauders and the waters they terrorized.


While he would later settle into a kind of catch-all pirate cliché, Edward Teach’s actual exploits were nothing to sneeze at. Fond of arming himself to the teeth, he customized a stolen French ship in 1717 to include 40 cannons and then used it to threaten the port of Charleston, South Carolina, refusing to move until his extortion demands were met. He wasn’t above petty larceny, either: When a man refused to hand over his ring, he took both the jewelry and the finger. It took the British Navy to finally bring him down.


Vane steered his ship Ranger into lots of trouble in the early 1700s—enough to grab the attention of newly appointed Royal Governor Woodes Rogers in New Providence. After Vane snubbed Rogers’s offer of a pardon, the two forces engaged in what amounted to an oceanic dogfight. Vane set one of his own ships on fire and aimed it at his enemies. As Woodes’s forces frantically steered out of its path, Vane sailed around them to freedom.  His cunning didn’t last, though: Captured in the 1720s, he was hung for his crimes.


While many women occupied ships of all kinds during piracy’s “golden era” of the 1600s and 1700s, they were normally relegated to servant’s work. Anne Bonny, however, didn’t subscribe to gender roles: When one man complained of her presence, she stabbed him. Legend says Bonny met Mary Read after Bonny’s ship (captained by her lover, John Rackam) had seized Mary’s; the two became close, fighting together as Bonny’s pirate crew stormed fishing boats. When their ship was taken over by Jamaican forces in 1720, the men hid below deck while the women stood their ground. Sentenced to hang, they got stays of execution after it was found both were pregnant.


After the Welsh pirate Howell Davis seized his African slave ship, Roberts had an understandable distaste for the pirate life—but when Davis was killed, Roberts had no problem taking his spot at the helm. He soon became one of the most successful (or feared, depending on your vantage point) buccaneers of piracy’s golden age. In one instance, Roberts pretended to be part of a Brazilian fleet so he could get close enough to pillage its richest ship. Roberts’s disposition was occasionally challenged by his crew, to which Roberts would typically answer by murdering them. Roberts was ultimately killed by the British Navy in 1722.


Any pretense of British-born pirates being slightly more humane than their counterparts was abandoned as stories of Edward Low began to spread in the early 1700s. Sailing along North America and the Caribbean, Low seemed to enjoy tormenting his captured and frightened crew. His sadism grew nearly intolerable, but the final straw came when he abandoned his sister ship and all her crew to a British vessel that he could have defeated. His crew eventually abandoned him, and some accounts say he hanged in France, while others say he escaped with his life to Brazil.


While many pirates had a reputation for brutality, L’Olonnais was in a (violent) class by himself. Terrorizing the Caribbean seas in the 1600s, he was fond of dismembering foes—in one instance, even taking a bite of a man’s heart. Some historians believe L’Olonnais was himself eaten by cannibals.


Dutch pirate Compaen achieved folk hero status for his maritime exploits. As many as 350 ships were victimized by his aggression, and it’s believed that Compaen protected his bounty by bribing authorities in exchange for safe harbor. Even after Compaen had hung up his captain’s hat and settled in Holland, parents would sometimes caution their children to behave—or else they’d call Compaen, their boogeyman, to come after them.


Also known as Ching Shih, the Chinese widow took over her husband’s impressive fleet of pirate ships in the early 1800s. But her rule came with conditions: no female captive could be harmed; pirates were allowed to purchase the prettiest captives as wives, but if the pirates cheated, they’d be put to death; privateers who didn’t show up for work or deserted the fleet had their ears removed. She later ran a gambling house.


It’s not often that love makes a man turn to a life of pirate crime, but Sam Bellamy was no ordinary looter: Cape Cod lore says that after being rejected by the parents of his love, Maria, for being too poor, Bellamy took to the seas to find his fortune. He even came close to some kind of righteous reprisal, capturing a slave ship along with all of its gold and silver. No lifetime criminal, Bellamy had gathered enough booty to steer home in 1717—and was promptly caught in a storm that killed him before he could prove his worth. Part of the wreckage was discovered in the latter part of the 20th century, making it the first pirate ship from piracy’s golden age ever recovered in North America.


Originally a member of the U.S. Navy, Gibbs was active during the last wave of pirates in the early 1800s. Once he was captured and standing trial, Gibbs’s practice of killing most of his seized shipmen ignited debate over capital punishment: He murdered most witnesses, he said, since murder and piracy both carried the same punishment (death) and also because “dead men tell no tales.” He was hanged for his crimes in 1831 at Ellis Island.


Avery, whose cruelty was considered excessive even by pirate standards, stormed the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the late 1600s. When the volume of gold and silver on board an Indian treasure boat Avery captured while sailing back from Arabia wasn’t enough to satisfy his appetite, Avery is said to have ordered his men to torture passengers to make sure no valuables were hidden. Satisfied he had squeezed them for every ounce, their bodies were thrown overboard. Avery was last seen with a horde of money, but whether he was able to spend it without being identified—making him one of the few pirates to retire in comfort—is lost to history.

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