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Kyle Petty on Danica Patrick: 'She's not a racecar driver'

SPARTA, Ky.—Former Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty doesn’t consider himself a great racecar driver.

But it is probably safe to assume he thinks he was better than Danica Patrick.

Danica Patrick has struggled in her first full season in Sprint Cup. (AP Photo)

Petty, speaking on Speed’s Race Hub program, questioned Patrick’s ability, saying “she’s not a racecar driver.”

A rookie in Sprint Cup and in her fourth year of racing stock cars, Patrick is 27th in the Cup standings.

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“She’s not a racecar driver,” Petty, an analyst for Speed and TNT, said before offering the definition of a racecar driver as determined by his father, seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty. “There’s a difference. The King (Petty) always had that stupid saying, but it’s true, ‘Lots of drivers can drive fast, but very few drivers can race.’

“Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs. She can go fast, but she can’t race. I think she’s come a long way, but she’s still not a racecar driver. And I don’t think she’s ever going to be a racecar driver.”

Patrick, who struggled in the Nationwide Series before moving to Sprint Cup this season, has just one top-10 finish in 16 starts this season. She won the pole and finished eighth in the season-opening Daytona 500. Her best finishes since then were 12th at Martinsville and 13th at Michigan. She 13 finishes of 24th or worse, including 29th last week at Sonoma, where she wrecked twice.

 

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Reagan's cure for disinformation

President Ronald Reagan was so impressed by the shocking revelations of top Soviet bloc defector Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa – author of a widely read new book titled “Disinformation” – that he altered his foreign policy toward a key communist nation, having been clued in to the clever disinformation campaign that had fooled his predecessor, Jimmy Carter.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., currently in his 17th term in Congress, worked with Reagan during the Cold War. In an exclusive interview with WND-TV, Wolf recalled one particular meeting he, Sen. Jesse Helms and a few others had with the president, during which they discussed conditions in communist Romania.

Rep. Wolf handing President Reagan a copy of "Red Horizons" in the Oval Office

As seen in the photo above, Wolf gave Reagan a copy of Pacepa’s first book, titled “Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae & Elena Ceausescu’s Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption.” Before defecting to the U.S. in 1978, Pacepa had been the powerful head of Romanian foreign intelligence and right-hand man of the famous dictator. His surprise defection caused Ceausescu to have a nervous breakdown and to order assassination squads to follow Pacepa to America and kill him. Fortunately, various attempts on his life over the years, spurred on by the dictator’s multimillion rewards for Pacepa’s death, all failed. Today, at 84, Pacepa is a proud American citizen and lives in the U.S., under a CIA-protective identity.

In the late 1970s, before Pacepa blew the whistle, President Carter embraced Ceausescu as a more moderate, enlightened, pro-Western type of communist, the kind “we could do business with,” in contrast with Moscow’s “hardliners.” Carter was convinced helping this “independent” Romania was a key to breaking up the U.S.S.R. After Reagan was elected, even his own foreign policy advisers had been divided, some believing Romania was a moderate county the U.S. could “work with” against Moscow.

However, as Pacepa devastatingly reveals in “Red Horizons,” the “moderate” Ceausescu was all a big lie, a calculated ruse, a “disinformation” campaign expressly created to fool the credulous Americans.

In reality, as Wolf told WND, life in Romania “was darker than Moscow,” the dictator Ceausescu uniquely brutal and maniacal. Reagan found Pacepa’s revelations so compelling and persuasive that he changed policy towards Romania just one day after receiving his copy of “Red Horizons,” a book he reportedly came to refer to as “my bible for dealing with dictators.” Wolf was ultimately instrumental in freeing Pacepa’s daughter Dana from Romania, traveling to Bucharest and pulling off the rescue at considerable personal risk.

Reading to WND-TV from Reagan’s diary, Wolf quoted the president reflecting on Romania’s supposed “moderation”: “Apparently that is a sham,” wrote Reagan, “and their violation of human rights are worse than in the Soviet Union.”

“So,” Wolf told WND, “Reagan gets Pacepa’s book on the 12th – and I talked to people who were on an airplane with Reagan, and he said ‘Reagan was talking about Pacepa’s book’ – [and] the next day, Reagan takes away MFN!”

At the time, Most Favored Nation, or MFN, trading status was a big deal, lowering tariffs and conferring better trade conditions on recipients, and thus used by the free world as leverage against communist nations.

In the video clip below, Wolf reads an excerpt from Reagan’s diary, describing in his own words how the former president changed Romania policy by revoking its MFN status on humanitarian grounds and why he placed so much emphasis on morality in his foreign policy.

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Liquidation of NE Chevy Dealership Brings Out 400+ Classic Chevys Over 50 with under 20 miles on them!

 
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Lambrecht’s wife Mildred and son Mark sit in a 1953 Chevy Corvette that Lambrecht’s daughter Jeannie told VanDerBrink Auctions she remembers from the time she was four and kept trying to get into, but the doors presented a problem because they had no outside handles. Images: The Lambrechts via VanDerBrink Auctions

Where is Jay Leno! We bet he will show up - if he finds out about this incredible auction!

When a Chevy dealership goes under, the norm is for its stock to be shipped elsewhere to be sold by other Chevy dealers. But when it comes to Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska, it’s not that easy. That’s because, unlike many modern-day dealerships, Lambrecht didn’t go under with a stock of brand new cars. Rather, it was a stock of unsold vintage Chevys that are now set to go to auction this fall, according to Hemmings Daily. Lambrecht Chevrolet operated from 1946 until 1996.

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Bottled-water purchase leads to night in jail for U.Va. student

When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked. That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser! And she ends up in jail! Read the incredible story of America's police force becoming NAZI THUGS here>>>>
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Custer myth survives on the 136th anniversary of the 'Last Stand'

George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Army major gener...George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Army major general, killed in battle at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

"The Custer Myth is a living thing, which refuses to die despite the efforts of careful historians to reduce it to uncontroverted facts. Almost everything about it is in some degree disputed."
  —The Custer Myth, by William A. Graham (1953)

On June 25, 1876, the Custer myth got its start as Sioux and Cheyenne warriors clashed with the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry in Medicine Tail Coulee and the surrounding area on the Greasy Grass River (Little Big Horn) in Montana Territory. When the shooting was over, five companies of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's command had been wiped out, with 262 men dead and 55 wounded, half the battalion. So startling was the Indian victory that when Crow scouts who had been riding with Custer met up with Gen. Alfred Terry the day after the fight and told him what they had seen, he refused to believe them.

Since that June day 136 years ago, hundreds of books, most of them bad and some of them brimful of outright lies from beginning to end, and more than 50 movies, most of them dreadful, have kept that myth flourishing. A good deal of it was spun into being by Libbie Bacon Custer, his widow, who wrote three books glorifying her husband and transforming him from a reckless, aggressively ambitious military politician into a heroic legend. This effort was assisted by two factors:

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This company DOESN'T share your online info

We at The Plain Truth USE this search engine and recommend you do too!
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The federal government may be secretly accessing Americans’ online videos, emails, photos and search histories – with the help of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, PalTalk, AOL and Skype – but “the world’s most private search engine” is staunchly defending its users’ privacy and civil liberties.

StartPage.com and its sister search engine, Ixquick.com, were launched in 2006 to provide a private way for Americans to conduct Internet searches. StartPage provides a private portal to Google results, and Ixquick allows users to retrieve private results from other search engines.

WND reported in 2010 when Katherine Albrecht, a Harvard-trained privacy who helped develop StartPage, warned, “It would blow people’s minds if they knew how much information the big search engines have on the American public. In fact, their dossiers are so detailed they would probably be the envy of the KGB.”

It happens every day, Albrecht explained. When an unfamiliar topic crosses people’s minds, they often go straight to Google, Yahoo or Bing and enter key terms into those search engines. Every day, more than a billion searches for information are performed on Google alone.

“If you get a rash between your toes, you go into Google,” she said. “If you have a miscarriage, you go into Google. If you are having marital difficulties, you look for a counselor on Google. If you lose your job, you look for unemployment benefit information on Google.”

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'Everybody was watching': Outrage after Florida woman driven to tears by cop who ordered her to 'shake out' bra during traffic stop (VIDEO)

The Lakeland Police Dept. has come under fire after a cop looking for drugs made a woman shake out her bra after pulling her over for a broken headlight. The humiliating incident was recorded by the officer's dashboard camera. This is just another in a long line of police molesting women. Here is the link to an outrageous case where a Cop fondles a women in COURT!

Zoe Brugger was horrified, and broke down in tears (on dashcam video), after a police officer determined to find drugs on her forced her to lift her shirt and shake out bra (not once, but twice), only to find nothing.

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Zoe Brugger was ordered to shake out her bra to check for drugs during a routine traffic stop in Lakeland, Fla., last month.

State authorities in Florida are calling for an investigation after a cop was shown on dash cam footage forcing a woman to shake out her bra during a routine traffic stop.

The Lakeland police officer, Dustin Fetz, wanted to see if motorist Zoe Brugger had any drugs on her when he ordered her to lift her shirt and yank on her bra during the May 21 stop, local ABC News reported.

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Court officer 'fondles' woman, arrested her for complaining to judge - as judge does nothing

Hopefully the judge will be arrested and thrown in jail along with the cop.

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image from dancingczars.files.wordpress.comA major investigation is under way in Las Vegas after a court officer is accusing of sexually molesting a woman, and employees and managers allegedly covered up the assault.

Video has just surfaced of Monica Contreras, who went to family court with her 2-year-old daughter in August 2011.

KLAS-TV reports she was in court for a routine divorce hearing.

“According to internal court documents, as Contreras was leaving, family court marshal Ron Fox ordered her into a waiting room for an unexplained drug search,” the station says.

Contreras claims Fox touched her buttocks and breast, and also ordered her to lift up her shirt.

Clark County courts conducted a later investigation which validated the woman’s allegations.

Contreras went back into the same courtroom to tell hearing master Patricia Donninger that her requests for a female marshal handle the search were ignored.

“I think I’d rather have a female in here and he went anyway. I was just offended by it. I’m just offended that he asked me,” Contreras told Donninger, who did not respond.

The video shows Marshal James Kenyon preparing to arrest Contreras. She can be heard pleading with him.

“For what, sir? Why would I be arrested? Can you please tell me?”

That’s when Fox chimed in, “Because of false allegations made against a police officer.”

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The Plain Truth: Why we should mistrust the government

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Big brotherIt should come as no surprise that President Obama told Ohio State students at graduation ceremonies last week that they should not question authority and they should reject the calls of those who do. He argued that “our brave, creative, unique experiment in self-rule” has been so successful that trusting the government is the same as trusting ourselves; hence, challenging the government is the same as challenging ourselves. And he blasted those who incessantly warn of government tyranny.

Yet, mistrust of government is as old as America itself. America was born out of mistrust of government. The revolution that was fought in the 1770s and 1780s was actually won in the minds of colonists in the mid-1760s when the British imposed the Stamp Act and used writs of assistance to enforce it. The Stamp Act required all persons in the colonies to have government-sold stamps on all documents in their possession, and writs of assistance permitted search warrants written by British troops in which they authorized themselves to enter private homes ostensibly to look for the stamps.

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Jason Leffler dies in dirt car event

image from l.yimg.comBRIDGEPORT, N.J. -- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.

The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

Bridgeport Speedway is a 5/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval.

Leffler finished last Sunday at Pocono in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start of the year.

It is being reported that New Jersey State Police are lauching an investigation into the death, which is routine.

Leffler, who was driving the Tom Buch No. 13, had something break on his car coming out of Turn 4 during a heat race. According to reports, the car veered towards the fence and hit the wall head on.
According to witnesses, Leffler was unconscious at the scene. He was taken by medevac to Cooper Trauma Center where he later died from his injuries according to NBC10Philadelphia.

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Although he never made it at the Sprint Cup Series level, Leffler ran almost the entire 2001 season for Chip Ganassi Racing and ran 19 races in 2005 for Joe Gibbs Racing in the car now driven by Denny Hamlin.

Leffler is survived by 5-year-old son Charlie Dean.

“Really sad for Jason Leffler and his family,” NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski said on Twitter. “Thinking about his little boy.”

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Pope Francis: `Gay lobby' exists inside Vatican

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(CNN) – Pope Francis said a “gay lobby” exists inside the Vatican, a surprising disclosure from a pope who has already delivered his share of stunners, and a resurrection of church conflicts that had bedeviled his predecessor's papacy.

“In the Curia,” Francis said, referring to Catholicism’s central bureaucracy, “there are holy people. But there is also a stream of corruption.”

“The 'gay lobby' is mentioned, and it is true, it is there,” Francis continued. “We need to see what we can do.”  More>>>>>>>>>

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Man killed in shootout once was local racing star

Forward by Bob Barney: It'll be interesting if we ever learn what happened. There is not a week that goes by that I don't see people being handcuffed on the highways. Two Friday's ago, I saw 4 people being handcuffed at 4 different times on 64, 264 and 664 - all black men ranging from teens to 50's.


Every week, I report in The Plain Truth of police shootings, and people being arrested for just taking pictures with their cameras. I guess that has now becoming against the law too. I reported this week that NY State is passing a law that it will be a FELONY to "annoy a cop"- whatever that means.

Maybe this case is black and white,I don't know any of the facts..... Then again, maybe he was a part of a group of people that our government no longer will tolerate.

I wonder if anyone is starting to wonder just who controls our lives anymore?

John Settlemyre won 6 races in NASCAR's second tier
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image from api.ning.comFolks interviewed in the neighborhood that was the scene of a gunbattle Thursday morning that left one man dead said they knew little about the man or his wife, who they said kept to themselves.

But John Settlemyre, 67, who died in the shootout with Caldwell County sheriff's deputies, was a former race car driver with some notable regional achievements to his name.

Settlemyre was a five-time winner of Late Model Sportsman races at Hickory Motor Speedway, from 1977-81. In 1982, that race series became NASCAR's Nationwide Series, and Settlemyre won the Winston 200 at Hickory; he ran just six Nationwide races that year (five at Hickory) but had four top-10 finishes.

One neighbor said Settlemyre more recently had been a long-haul trucker but had since retired.

As much as an enigma as Settlemyre may have been to his neighbors before, he will remain in their memories now. The sounds of the gunbattle that erupted Thursday morning in that neighborhood off Grace Chapel Road has left those who were within earshot wondering how the quiet residential area turned into the scene of a firefight.

Jack Baird, manager of the nearby Lake Valley Convenience Store and an avid hunter, was outside when he heard two rounds from what he guessed was a high-caliber pistol go off, followed by a barrage of gunfire.

“The rounds kept popping off,” Baird said. “There was a lot of yelling and screaming going on down there.”

Deputies had come to John and Linda Settlemyre's house at 5490 Northwood Drive in response to a report of some kind of trouble. They spoke to Linda Settlemyre. Her husband was barricaded in the basement. At some point as deputies approached the rear of the house they heard loud noises from the basement. Deputies tried to make contact, but John Settlemyre came out with guns, and there was a shootout between him and the deputies. He then ran and collapsed in the backyard, where he died.

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Eisenhower takes blame early for D-Day failure

Many books have been written about the events of this day in 1944. The D-Day invasion of the beaches of Normandy, France, has been viewed through almost every perspective possible, because it was such a key event, perhaps the key event in the development of recent history.

What happened on the beaches and in the skies above France allowed for an Allied victory in Europe, one that ended with both Germany and Berlin split in hemispheres of control, one Western, one Soviet.

What if it had failed? There are fictionalized accounts, alternative-history novels that ask and answer that question as well, should your literary tastes lean in that direction.

We can't begin to imagine the strain that was felt by both the men about to embark on the mission and the leaders who planned it. But there was one man from whom the decision finally sprang, and that man, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, on the eve of the battle, filled with uncertainty, did something that almost none of our leaders today will do.

He accepted blame for the failure of the mission.

Sen. Pat Toomey posted a fascinating glimpse into history on his Facebook page yesterday: A copy of a handwritten letter from Eisenhower written on the eve of invasion, June 5, 1944.

There are stark glimpses into the fallibility of the man who carried five stars on his shoulders during World War II and who would later occupy the White House.

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What difference does it make?

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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It’s the question of our time – an age of moral relativism.

“What difference does it make?”

You hear it from kids in public school. You hear it from top officials of government.

When right and wrong are matters of opinion, every man does what’s right in his own eyes. The result is always chaos.

Let me give you some examples:

  • What difference does it make if prayer and Bible reading is banned in public schools? Supreme Court decisions in 1963 through 1965 have given us the answer nearly 50 years later. Evolution is no longer taught as a “theory” in schools. It’s a matter of fact, despite the fact there is no proof and little evidence to support it. Secular humanism is the official religion of the state. The result? Look at the headlines. “Another teacher charged with sexually abusing students.” “STDs skyrocket among schoolkids.” “Illiteracy at all-time high.” “Bullying reaches epidemic in schools.”
  • What difference does it make if we stop going to church and synagogue? “Fewer Americans think traditional morality is relevant.”
  • What difference does it make if we stop reading the Bible? “Youth shoots baby in the face.” “Flash mob leads to looting spree.”
  • What difference does it make if the church stops serving the community? “Government spending hits all-time high.”
  • What difference does it make if we abort babies in the womb as a matter of convenience? “Students kill in school massacre.” “Youth opens fire on Mother’s Day parade.”
  • What difference does it make if you hand out condoms in school rather than teach sexual responsibility? “Another female teacher convicted of sex with students.” “Sexting the new rage among teens.”
  • What difference does it make if open homosexuality is permitted in military ranks? “Report: 22 soldiers commit suicide every day.” “Sexual assaults rampant in military.”
  • What difference does it make if the traditional family is destroyed? “Fatherlessness linked to exploding prison populations.” “Single mother households usually spells poverty.” “Domestic violence against women increases.” “Number of homeless youth increasing.”
  • What difference does it make if we ban the Ten Commandments in public places? “Crime rates soar in cities.”

I know many people will look at all this and see no cause-and-effect relationship.

That’s what I would expect in a morally relativistic age.

“What difference does it make?”

Nothing matters.

Prove it.

There are no consequences for sin and immorality. In fact, there is no such thing as sin and immorality. They are simply matters of opinion.

There is no God. And, if there is, He doesn’t have any requirements for us other than those I imagine.

That’s the reigning ethos in America today.

And it’s leading us to destruction.

Do I expect politicians and the cultural elite to suddenly see this?

Not at all.

But I do expect believers to get it – and to do something about it.

What’s that?

I expect real believers to follow the scriptural prescription for times like these. It’s found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.

It’s a Word directly from the Creator of the universe to “His people, which are called by His name.”

Is that you?

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