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  • Kim Bailey

     The TRUE story of how the American revolution REALLY started is one of my favorites. The time has come for ALL Americans to know THE TRUTH, as opposed to the popular , BOSTON TEA PARTY story.  How the British Regulars were trying to shove British Gun control down our throats by seizing the guns and powder of the Militia, stored at Concord. And how just 3% of the available force, came running, AND KICKED ASS SO BAD, THE BRITISH RAN ALL THE WAY BACK TO BOSTON…..THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS, A HANDFUL  OF MILITIA MEN, OUTFOUGHT AN ENTIRE COLUMN OF BRITAINS FINEST, most armed with inferior weapons to the British muskets, and STILL, they KICKED ASS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223765582 Carla Stacy Trussell

    “The Christiana Riot took place on September 11, 1851 when Maryland slaveowner Edward Gorsuch and several of his relatives attempted to capture fugitive slaves at William Parker’s house in Christiana, Pennsylvania. Gorsuch was killed and several members of his party were wounded in the fight, but Parker and the fugitive slaves escaped to Canada. House Divided has several newspaper articles and a diary entry related to this event, including an editorial from Frederick Douglass’ Paper. The African Americans who participated in the riot “are to be tried…for high treason,” which Douglass characterized as “the climax of American absurdity.” Editors of the Memphis (TN) Appeal, however, had a different perspective on what they called a “great judicial farce.” Instead of facing “charges of which they might by convicted,” the Appeal criticized prosecutors for their decision “to rest [the case] solely on the law of treason.” “The State authorities fail[ed] in their duty and pass[ed] over the real crimes [of] riot and murder,” as theAppeal observed.”  I just cut and pasted the story above. But here’s the REST OF THE STORY. Mr. Gorsuch, a slave owner from Maryland was killed in this altercation in attempting to recover his slaves. His son was wounded, but recovered. The people involved were charged with treason instead of murder. No one was convicted. The son returned to Maryland with great hatred for Northeners which he shared with his best friend. So, his best friend also became consumed with hate for Northeners. Who was his best friend? John Wilkes Boothe. I heard this story at a history conference at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. You should contact Prof. Matthew Pinsker for more details. But, I find it so interesting how one small event that no one has ever heard of might have had such a huge effect on the history of our country.

    Carla Trussell
    406 Tanglewood Trl
    Stephenville, TX 76401
    956-358-4096 or 245-968-0636

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonniesuebeardsley Bonnie Sue Beardsley

    My grandfather was in Germany during WWII.  He was riding on a on a Sherman tank enjoying a box of chocolates that my grandma had sent him, when the tank was hit.  He landed in a pile of manure. The guy next to him didn’t survive. He didn’t go looking for the chocolates; thus proving that life is not a box of chocolates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pballard1 Pete Ballard

    There are SO MANY! I think the story of Col. Dave Crockett and “It’s not theirs to give” is one story that comes quickly to mind. I also think the stories concerning the Wars of 1812 and the First and Second Barbary Wars against the islamic radicals of that time and how our brave soldiers and marines made a great name for themselves. There are some DIRECT correlations between those wars and the government policies between 1800-1865 and what we are seeing now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1743720542 Kerin-Leigh Ferguson Puccia

    In Mexico, New York, in the high school, there is a mural, or set of murals, called ‘La Guerre D’Independence’ – I cannot find much information about it.  The only other complete one that exists is in the White House.  It is beautifully preserved and well protected-but not much information is available, about it, or what the images represent.  Feels like untold history.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223765582 Carla Stacy Trussell

    I love this story. When General William Tecumseh Sherman was at West Point his roommate was a Southernor named Marcellus Stovall. When Marcellus’s sister, Cecelia Stovall, came to West Point to visit, Sherman took quite a fancy to her and indicated that if she were his he would ever love and protect her. When Sherman made his famous March to the Sea he came upon a white house sitting on a hill in Barstow County, Georgia. The family had fled and only a family slave was left to guard the house. It came to General Sherman’s attention that the house belonged to Charles and Cecelia Shelman, the former Cecelia Stovall. Sherman ordered the house was not to be touched and stationed guards at the entrance to the property. He left a note for Cecelia that reiterated the promise he had made to ever love and protect her telling her “Today I have fulfilled that promise.” The note still remains in the possession of the Stovall family.

    Romantic story in the midst of all that destruction!

    Carla Trussell
    956-358-4096
    Stephenville, TX

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000252596839 Shad Peck

    The last historical uprising in America in connection with the miners in West Virginia…wont give you the details, all I will say is the Natioal Guard was involved

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1743720542 Kerin-Leigh Ferguson Puccia

    In Mexico, New York, in the high school, there is a mural, or set of murals, called ‘La Guerre D’Independence’ – I cannot find much information about it.  The only other complete one that exists is in the White House.  It is beautifully preserved and well protected-but not much information is available, about it, or what the images represent.  Feels like untold history.

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  • J. Alejandro

    As former editor of a military history newsletter I collected a few personal stories that have never seen the public light; among them the story of a USAF Major who was the first to fly around the world in a B-29 to test the concept of a strategic air force, and a German tank commander for Rommel who later became an American citizen because of the goo treatment he received as a POW. I also have the story of a Vietnam veteran who ended up being the owner of the world’s largest collection of country music records. 

    If Mr. Beck is interested, feel free to contact through the FB posting.

  • Anonymous

    On Christmas Eve 1969 the substation USO in our unit area in Vietnam posted a sign about an evening Christmas Party all invited – and I went. 

    (The pictures I sent on were not of Christmas time but during my year in Vietnam we had a couple of barbecues with the children from the local orphanage outside the gate of Chu Lai Vietnam.)

    Back to my Christmas Eve. I entered the USO quonset and there were many other GI’s attending. But, what caught my eye and stopped my heart were the children from the orphanage in starched white choir robes with big red Christmas bows around the necks with shiny faces above – all between 6 and 12 I expect. Shortly, the choir began singing Christmas Carols(in English) and we chimed in as well. We then had cookies and cakes and other Christmas goodies with the precious children before they headed back to the orphanage.

    For 43 years we still dont hear or see of the stories of compassion and joy spread by GI’s during a terrible harsh war. Even now the only words that ring in my ears are of John Kerry calling us all “baby killers”. Its a lie then and now! Christmas Eve still aches my heart every year as I remember that priceless moment in Vietnam with tears in my eyes for abandoning the people of Vietnam after 1973. My biggest regret is I didn’t have my camera that night

    Below is a story from military.com this week:

    http://www.military.com/memorial-day/memorial-day-message-air-force-veteran.html#.UZwQS2BpP_g.facebook

    From an extremely loyal follower;
    Jeff Crocket
    New Britain, CT

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.pickrell Dave Pickrell

    Glenn,
    There is a gentleman here in town where i live “MR. Robertson” who was a belly gunner in WW2, on one of his missions taking heavy Flak Fire, some of the flak hit the belly gun turret damaging the hydraulic system.  Mr. Robertson was trapped and the crew worked ferociously to get him free but it would not budge. 
    Has you might imagine there was limited ground clearance when landing but by the grace of GOD his guns were pointing up enough to not result in a catastrophic end.
    Mr. Robertson is still alive and his family had the “MULE Company” here in Clayton, NC we are about 13 miles southeast of Raleigh, NC.
    I don’t know if you would ever be able to meet this gentleman but his faith and great personality and shape wit is something.
    Don’t know if this is something you would be intrested in but he is someone I am glad I crossed path’s with.

    God Bless,
    And thank you for your commitment to the people of this country.

    David Pickrell,

  • Steven M Short

    On February 8, 1887, gambler Luke Short killed lawman and extortionist Jim Courtright in one of the most famous gunfights ever to take place in Fort Worth.

    Courtright, who had made something of name for himself as a pistoleer, was elected city marshal in 1876. He had already served as jailer, deputy sheriff and various other law enforcement positions. He was one of the few gunfighters that wore two guns, one on each hip.

    By then he had let his hair grow long and began using his new position to run a protection service. Most business owners found that paying for Courtright’s protection was the best policy; many who turned down the marshal didn’t live long enough to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

    One of those who refused was Luke Short.

    Short was good at mathematics so, he took to card games and became a gambler. He also worked as a dispatch rider, saloon keeper and whiskey peddler. In his traveling he became friends and worked with Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp, among others. The year 1881 found him working as a faro leader for Earp at the Oriental Saloon in Tombstone.

    Courtright spent a good part of February 8 drinking. In the evening, which was particularly cold, he went to the front of the White Elephant and called Short’s name. Dapper as ever, the gambler came out. The two walked together for a while. Nobody knows what was said.

    Eventually, Courtright said in a loud voice something about Short’s gun. Short lied and said he wasn’t carrying any weapon, inviting Courtright to pad him. As the lawman turned extortionist came close, Short unbuttoned his vest. Courtright shouted something about the gambler going for his gun and pulled his. Unfortunately, the weapon got caught in his watch chain. Short drew and fired. He blew away Courtright’s right thumb. Unable to cock his gun, Courtright tried to switch it to his left hand. Short shot him four more times

    Steven M Short@me.com

    http://lukeshort.info/page13.php

    http://suite101.com/article/the-1887-short-courtright-duel-of-fort-worth-a388679

  • Anonymous

    Samuel Whittemore (July 27, 1694 – February 3, 1793) was an English-American farmer and soldier. He was eighty years of age when he became the oldest known colonial combatant in the American Revolutionary War (1775-83).[1]Whittemore was born in England. He went to North America in 1745 as an officer in the British Army, where he fought in King George’s War (1744-48). He was involved in the capture of the French stronghold, Fort Louisburg. After the war he stayed in the colonies, settling in Menotomy, Massachusetts (present-day Arlington). He subsequently fought in the French and Indian War (1754-63) at the age of 64, once again assisting in the capture of Fort Louisburg.[2]On April 19, 1775, British forces were returning to Boston from the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening engagements of the war. On their march they were continually shot at by colonial militiamen.Whittemore was in his fields when he spotted an approaching British relief brigade under Earl Percy, sent to assist the retreat. Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed the British from behind a nearby stone wall, killing one soldier. He then drew his dueling pistols and killed a grenadier and mortally wounded a second. By the time Whittemore had fired his third shot, a British detachment reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted thirteen times, and left for dead in a pool of blood. He was found alive, trying to load his musket to fight again. He was taken to Dr. Cotton Tufts of Medford, who perceived no hope for his survival. However, Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 98. this account of the story was taken from WIKIPEDEA.COM, however they left out a few details, when found trying to reload his muskett he was hoisted on to a barn door and carried by his nieghbors to Dr. Tufts(yes of TuftsSchool of Medicine) though they begged him to save Whittemore, the doctor said there was not much he could do but he would try his best for such a brave man. he had felt his efforts were more to assuage the grief of the people than to possibly save Whittemore, but Whittemore proved that once again he was not to be counted out so easy……………Kinda exemplifies the American spirit i think,  you can do your worst…… you may have us out manned, out gunned, you may be younger and faster, but we will STAND AND FIGHT for what we belive in.Todd WalterTNDWalter@yahoo@yahoo:disqus .com
    Whittemore was born in England. He went to North America in 1745 as an officer in the British Army, where he fought in King George’s War (1744-48). He was involved in the capture of the French stronghold, Fort Louisburg. After the war he stayed in the colonies, settling in Menotomy, Massachusetts (present-day Arlington). He subsequently fought in the French and Indian War (1754-63) at the age of 64, once again assisting in the capture of Fort Louisburg.[2]
    On April 19, 1775, British forces were returning to Boston from the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening engagements of the war. On their march they were continually shot at by colonial militiamen.
    Whittemore was in his fields when he spotted an approaching British relief brigade under Earl Percy, sent to assist the retreat. Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed the British from behind a nearby stone wall, killing one soldier. He then drew his dueling pistols and killed a grenadier and mortally wounded a second. By the time Whittemore had fired his third shot, a British detachment reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted thirteen times, and left for dead in a pool of blood. He was found alive, trying to load his musket to fight again. He was taken to Dr. Cotton Tufts of Medford, who perceived no hope for his survival. However, Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 98.
    this account of the story was taken from WIKIPEDEA.COM, however they left out a few details, when found trying to reload his muskett he was hoisted on to a barn door and carried by his nieghbors to Dr. Tufts(yes of TuftsSchool of Medicine) though they begged him to save Whittemore, the doctor said there was not much he could do but he would try his best for such a brave man. he had felt his efforts were more to assuage the grief of the people than to possibly save Whittemore, but Whittemore proved that once again he was not to be counted out so easy……………

    Kinda exemplifies the American spirit i think,  you can do your worst…… you may have us out manned, out gunned, you may be younger and faster, but we will STAND AND FIGHT for what we belive in.
    Todd Walter
    TNDWalter@yahoo@yahoo:disqus .com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1508981085 Jerry Ross

    Where did the American Revolution and the 2nd Amendment Begin?

    Answer. . .the American Revolution began not in Boston 1775, but on the Pennsylvania frontier in 1765.

    It was on the Pennsylvania frontier, as well, that during the Smith Rebellion that the principles of the 2nd Amendment were first laid down by a local magistrate. . .Squire Smith.

    The Stamp Act’s road to Liberty was economic. The Smith Rebellion’s road to Liberty was life, itself.

    Further, because it was a rebellion based on “natural law” it laid the ground work for not only the Constitution, but also the Bill of Rights (particularly the 2nd Amendment).

    You can find more information at

    http://www.smithrebellion1765.com
    Numerous scholars from Boston College to Notre Dame endorse the merit of our claims.

    These scholars say . . . “the end of British rule in America began (at the hands of the Scots Irish) on the Pennsylvania frontier, not on the greens of Boston.  Another urban legend put to rest.

    For more information contact: Jerry Ross
    Associate Professor
    President
    http://www.BirthplacePA.comross@desmark.com

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.leggat.75 John Leggat

    A short Story called ‘Sage of the Ridge’ by J. Howard Pratt.  Most notable to me was the gathering of the militia in Dec 1813, to march West to resist the British and Indians that had taken Ft. Niagra and were heading East burning and killing all in their path.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Glenn and his team would be interested about a church in Boston that was the first place that Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1863?

  • Anonymous

    The haunting story of Pawhuska, a small, town in NE Oklahoma, the Osage Indians, and Oil Men.  The Osage Indians became some of the richest people in the world after oil was discovered there in the 1920s.  The individual members of the tribe received the money through headrights.  They were so rich that they bought Rolls-Royces, built mansions, wore diamonds.  They would buy a new car if theirs broke down…sometimes leaving them on the side of the road.  The amazing Triangle building in their downtown held 100 lawyers to “help” them “manage” their money.  My mother tells the story of a disabled woman who was talked into buying incredibly expensive show saddles, even though she could never have ridden a horse.

    They became targets for scammers, lawyers, and murderers.  Anyone who could figure out how to “relieve” them of their money. 3% of their tribe was murdered before the FBI stepped in to investigate.  The stories include Osage women who committed suicide right after marriage or Osage men chopped up to hide the bullet holes in them..there are many, many stories.  The town is left with many empty or decrepit mansions and other buildings.  It is a fascinating place, with so much to tell about how the Indians, even off the reservations, continued to be taken advantage of long into the 1900s.  And how there are always those who will take advantage when they can.Here are links with more information.  I have no ties or relations at all with these authors, but I did grow up near Pawhuska.
    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pawhuska
    http://www.amazon.com/Bloodland-Family-Story-Murder-Reservation/dp/1571780831
    Lisa Payne – lpayne_us@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    Never mind…it now let me fix my links.

  • Doug Linder

    I heard this story in a speech years ago.  Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Union officer in the Battle of Gettysburg.  He was a professor, fluent in 7 languages.  During the battle the men under his charge, outnumbered by the Confederates, repelled their advances four times.  On the fifth time, out of ammo, he and his men charged the oncoming army.  His Union soldiers took many Confederate prisoners and he was credited with saving the Battle of Gettysburg by some.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Chamberlain

    Doug Linder

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1508981085 Jerry Ross

    “The Hand of God?” – True Mystery of the Declaration of Independence
    http://pathsofhistory.com/FoundingFathers/Hand-of-God.jpg

    During a recent restoration of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, a formerly unknown hand print was discovered in the lower left hand corner of the historic document. This exciting find was made during a major renovation of the National Archives and redesign of the Declaration’s display encasement.

    Supervisory conservator, Catherine Nicholson noted, “The newly discovered hand print is truly a mystery. We have no idea who’s print it is and when it happened.”  According to preliminary tests, however, the imprint is not contemporary, leaving the possibility that it was from the time of the actual signing of the document on July 4, 1776.

    Since the image has some of the same qualities (in appearance) as the sacred “Shroud of Turin” and, since many believe that the Declaration of Independence is the quintessential instrument linking mankind’s rights to the Creator. . .the suggestion is that the imprint may be the “hand of Divine Providence”.

    Experts suggest that with new uranium based DNA analysis (which is significantly more sensitive than traditional carbon based tests), the owner of the hand print could be identified, assuming that it could be matched to DNA from one of the 57 signers.

    Ruling out all signers, if they are able to do so, could just further the speculation that the hand print is of Divine origin.
    For more information from the National Archives on this historic finding:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ovu0a6pL8
    Graphic by Ron LesserRon Lesser is a master of historic re-creation. Painting in oils and with the talent and technique of a “great master”, he is known for his realistic (almost photographic) depiction of events only known to us through the written word. “The Hand of God” is the first of a series of paintings of the historic events surrounding the founding of our nation.For more information go to ross@desmark.com

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been gathering stories out of the old children’s books for several years . . . what kind of story are you looking for?  I have hundreds of stories that can be linked to online, which you can check out here: http://librariesofhope.com/freedom-series/  Go to the supplementary links under each title.  I add to the list continually.  A couple of lesser known stories that come to mind is a story of when Robert E. Lee’s son was a prisoner of war and his brother offered his life in exchange; a story that takes place years before the siege at the Alamo that involves a young Mexican girl saving a little American girl who was about to be whipped for stealing a Christmas present–she ends up later marrying the little girl’s brother.  Remember the Alamo for courage, but also remember it for love; we remember Paul Revere’s famous ride but have forgotten Marcus Whitman’s ride across America that saved that whole northwestern territory for us–those are three stories I’m putting together right now.  I’d love to get the resources into more hands and the stories into more hearts.

    Marlene Peterson
    Libraries of Hope
    801 673-5503
    marlene@librariesofhope.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffery.shape Jeffery G. Shape

    The best story that I can think of would be The Business Plot.
     In the summer of 1933, shortly after Roosevelt’s “First 100 Days,” America’s richest businessmen were in a panic. It was clear that Roosevelt intended to conduct a massive redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. Roosevelt had to be stopped at all costs. The answer was a military coup. It was to be secretly financed and organized by leading officers of the Morgan and Du Pont empires. This included some of America’s richest and most famous names of the time:
    Irenee Du Pont – Right-wing chemical industrialist and founder of the American Liberty League, the organization assigned to execute the plot.Grayson Murphy – Director of Goodyear, Bethlehem Steel and a group of J.P. Morgan banks.William Doyle – Former state commander of the American Legion and a central plotter of the coup.John Davis – Former Democratic presidential candidate and a senior attorney for J.P. Morgan.Al Smith – Roosevelt’s bitter political foe from New York. Smith was a former governor of New York and a codirector of the American Liberty League.John J. Raskob – A high-ranking Du Pont officer and a former chairman of the Democratic Party. In later decades, Raskob would become a “Knight of Malta,” a Roman Catholic Religious Order with a high percentage of CIA spies, including CIA Directors William Casey, William Colby and John McCone.Robert Clark – One of Wall Street’s richest bankers and stockbrokers.Gerald MacGuire – Bond salesman for Clark, and a former commander of the Connecticut American Legion. MacGuire was the key recruiter to General Butler.
    The plotters attempted to recruit General Smedley Butler to lead the coup. They selected him because he was a war hero who was popular with the troops. The plotters felt his good reputation was important to make the troops feel confident that they were doing the right thing by overthrowing a democratically elected president. However, this was a mistake: Butler was popular with the troops because he identified with them. That is, he was a man of the people, not the elite. When the plotters approached General Butler with their proposal to lead the coup, he pretended to go along with the plan at first, secretly deciding to betray it to Congress at the right moment.

    What the businessmen proposed was dramatic: they wanted General Butler to deliver an ultimatum to Roosevelt. Roosevelt would pretend to become sick and incapacitated from his polio, and allow a newly created cabinet officer, a “Secretary of General Affairs,” to run things in his stead. The secretary, of course, would be carrying out the orders of Wall Street. If Roosevelt refused, then General Butler would force him out with an army of 500,000 war veterans from the American Legion. But MacGuire assured Butler the cover story would work: “You know the American people will swallow that. We have got the newspapers. We will start a campaign that the President’s health is failing. Everyone can tell that by looking at him, and the dumb American people will fall for it in a second…”
    The businessmen also promised that money was no object: Clark told Butler that he would spend half his $60 million fortune to save the other half.

    And what type of government would replace Roosevelt’s New Deal? MacGuire was perfectly candid to Paul French, a reporter friend of General Butler’s: “We need a fascist government in this country… to save the nation from the communists who want to tear it down and wreck all that we have built in America. The only men who have the patriotism to do it are the soldiers, and Smedley Butler is the ideal leader. He could organize a million men overnight.”
    Indeed, it turns out that MacGuire travelled to Italy to study Mussolini’s fascist state, and came away mightily impressed. He wrote glowing reports back to his boss, Robert Clark, suggesting that they implement the same thing.

    If this sounds too fantastic to believe, we should remember that by 1933, the crimes of fascism were still mostly in the future, and its dangers were largely unknown, even to its supporters. But in the early days, many businessmen openly admired Mussolini because he had used a strong hand to deal with labor unions, put out social unrest, and get the economy working again, if only at the point of a gun. Americans today would be appalled to learn of the many famous millionaires back then who initially admired Hitler and Mussolini: Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, John and Allen Dulles (who, besides being millionaires, would later become Eisenhower’s Secretary of State and CIA Director, respectively), and, of course, everyone on the above list. They disavowed Hitler and Mussolini only after their atrocities grew to indefensible levels.

    The plot fell apart when Butler went public. The general revealed the details of the coup before the McCormack-Dickstein Committee, which would later become the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee. (In the 50s, this committee would destroy the lives of hundreds of innocent Americans with its communist witch hunts.) The Committee heard the testimony of Butler and French, but failed to call in any of the coup plotters for questioning, other than MacGuire. In fact, the Committee whitewashed the public version of its final report, deleting the names of powerful businessmen whose reputations they sought to protect. The most likely reason for this response is that Wall Street had undue influence in Congress also. Even more alarming, the elite-controlled media failed to pick up on the story, and even today the incident remains little known. The elite managed to spin the story as nothing more than the rumors and hearsay of Butler and French, even though Butler was a Quaker of unimpeachable honesty and integrity. Butler, appalled by the cover-up, went on national radio to denounce it, but with little success.

    Butler was not vindicated until 1967, when journalist John Spivak uncovered the Committee’s internal, secret report. It clearly confirmed Butler’s story:
    In the last few weeks of the committee’s life it received evidence showing that certain persons had attempted to establish a fascist organization in this country…There is no question that these attempts were discussed, were planned and might have been placed in execution if the financial backers deemed it expedient…MacGuire denied [Butler's] allegations under oath, but your committee was able to verify all the pertinent statements made to General Butler, with the exception of the direct statement suggesting the creation of the organization. This, however, was corroborated in the correspondence of MacGuire with his principle, Robert Sterling Clark, of New York City, while MacGuire was abroad studying the various form of veterans’ organizations of Fascist character.
    Needless to say, the survival of America’s democracy is not an automatic or sure thing. Americans need to remain vigilant against all enemies… both foreign and domestic.
     
    Jeff Shape
    Ohio
    614-519-3935

  • Anonymous

    I’m not enough of a history buff to share my thoughts adequately. Having grown up a southerner, I just understand and know that the Civil War was not about slavery. It was about State’s rights and not allowing the Federal Government to dictate how the States would goven their people. The North was beginning move out of farming and into factories, and had a totally different society…which wasn’t being managed that humanely either. Of course there were exceptions, but a lot of the slave owners treated their slaves as family and took care of them. A lot of the leaders of the Confederate Army turned their slaves loose on their own, and spoke out against slavery. What I do know, there was a dedication to the cause of State rights that went way past owning slaves. A son of an ancestor of mine in NC, signed up and went to war against the North. He was killed in a battle in VA. His father drove his farm wagon to get his son’s body to bring back to be buried in their family cemetary. Then the father signed up to replace his son in the Army. He also was killed in battle. The two of them are buried side by side. I would have to look up the words on their graves, but it spoke of their dedication to the cause. (and that wasn’t slavery).Maybe someone else could explain this better.

  • Anonymous

    I am currently writing a book about the American Revolution called “Psalm of Freedom” or “Song of Freedom”.  from a common prospective of our Goodspeed Geniology involving 30 of us that served in that event.  It starts with a true account of Solomon Goodspeed age 15 and his friend Abraham Thayler Age 20 whose remains are in the Marston Graveyard under a twin grave stone in Barnstable Mass. Died the same day July 7, 1777.  They had a maritime background and I suspect volunteered and got killed while helping our troops evacuate Ft.  Tycondoroga that fateful day.  But of his I am only making an educated guess.  Geneology shows drowning as cause of death for Solomon but on that date there was also the Battle of Hubbardton in VT.  I would like to get your support for a examination of their remains which is currently beyond my resources and David Bartion’s staff to help write our story from the common mans’ prospective.  One interesting prospective is that all MIAs in this account were automatically listed as diserters but the fact that no baptisms, marrages or funeral records exist thus vindicating all of these brave volunteers were actually KIA and not diserters.  Also Abrahams line was a dirt poor family whose brothers and sisters after the war were sold into indentured servitude and later some of them from their formative backgrounds had a lot in common with black slavery and were directly involved in the underground railway where is where my story is going to end. But as you can gather this will be an extensive project and I will humbly need your and David Barton’s assistance.  Can you help me?

    Our records go back to 1638 when Roger Goodspeed and three other brothers came to America to start a new life as yeoman farmers from England.

  • http://www.facebook.com/margaret.shrull Margaret Shrull

    I have been researching our family history and was so surprised to learn of my husband’s connection to the Cherokee Indian Tribe. Everyone knows of “The Trail of Tears” but when I really researched it, I found the saddest and worse case of abuse of our Government in our history. I have copies of letters written by the Secretary of War during that period.  This letter from General Winfield Scott, Document #44, Proclamation to the Cherokees, May 10, 1838 is one that I find particularly disturbing: “The President of the United States has sent me with a powerful army to cause you, in obedience to the treaty of 1835, to join that part of your people who are already established in prosperity (oh yes!) on the other side of the Mississippi…………The emigration must be commenced in haste………The full moon of May is already on the wane, and before another shall have passed away every Cherokee man, woman and child….must be in motion to join their brethren in the far West………… this is no sudden determination on the part of the President ……..I have come to carry out that determination. My troops already occupy many positions, and thousands and thousands are approaching from every quarter to render resistance and escape alike hopeless…… Will you then by resistance compel us to arms….Or will you by flight seek to hide yourselves in the mountains and forests and thus oblige us to hunt you down………..”

    The one thing history doesn’t report is that the Cherokee weren’t savages. They decided when the White Man came that if they couldn’t beat them – they would join them. Doing so, the Cherokee sent their children to schools, they took up farming and learned the best ways to do so. They built bigger and better homes than the White Settlers, and they became richer. When gold was discovered in Georgia – that’s when they decided the Cherokee had to go. My husbands fourth Great-Grandfather Alexander McDaniel and Grandmother Catie, died on the Trail of Tears at Cadron Creek. Also, 16 other members of the McDaniel Family died along the trail. 

  • Anonymous

    George C Marshall Jr. was in charge of the US Army for quite a while. He is a greatly under-rated figure. He built up the US Army to the standards it is today. The book “There’s a war to be won” (the US army in WW2) by Geoffrey Perret; covers Mr Marshall. It is possibly the best book I have ever read. Actually 3 Georges are possibly best leaders we have ever had. Washington, Marshall & Patton. I would love to have  the Blaze organization contact me, one previous time proved a misunderstanding. Thank you for all you do.  

  • Anonymous

    Most people think that our surrender of 70,000 troops at Bataan was our greatest defeat; however, the delaying tactics that our men (and the Philippine fighters) under General MacArthur employed cost the Japanese Army precious weeks (I believe 3 months) that actually cost the Japanese the war, as the Australian and other defenses gained precious time to fortify.  My father was captured at Clark field (he and his buddy hid out for several days and avoided the Bataan death march) and spent 3 1/2 years as a Japanese POW.   One third of the POW’s didn’t survive (the rate for POW deaths in Germany was only 5 percent).   Fortunately (and because of the A-bomb) he survived or you wouldn’t be reading this right now, as I was born after the war!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if this is the kind of thing you are looking for but here is a little story about my 5th great grandfather

    From “Revolutionary War Veterans Who Settled in Laurel County”Titus Mershon was born August 22, 1750, in New Jersey and died in Laurel County, Kentucky, on April 11, 1841 (buried in Mershons Cemetery, East Bernstadt, Ky). In 1776 he was drafted as a Militiaman at Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. They were ordered out to Princeton but met the retreating American army. The militia were ordered back to Maidenhead to evacuate their families and move their property out of the way of the approaching British army. Those with no families were ordered to Trenton. Mershon was placed under the command of Captain McPherson. They crossed the Delaware River and lay opposite Trenton in Pennsylvania until Christmas night when they were ordered to cross the Delaware to Trenton. Mershon crossed with General Washington and in the ensuing battle the Americans “took near a thousand Hessians as prisoners.”In a few days the victors received the full force of the furious British army and fought a gallant but retreating battle through the town of Trenton, across the bridge, and (under cover of darkness) back to Princeton where they were forced to fight the British again the following morning. In this engagement, Mershon had his shoulder broken with a musket and received a severe wound in the thigh with a bayonet.His tours of duty were short but continuous and filled with action as the American army was forced to play fox to the British hounds through the early years of the war. Mershon served from 1776 until the end on 1781. After the war ended, Mershon came to Frankfort, Kentucky, and went into business there.He married Nancy Ann Weedon. They moved to Laurel County after 1800, settling what is now the northern part of Laurel County at the site of what became known as Mershon’s Crossroads or Mershons.[Source: Branches of Laurel, V1, N1, June 1986, page 51. FHL 976.9143/H25b/V1-2]

  • http://www.facebook.com/crystal.o.johnson.3 Crystal Oftedahl Johnson

    The book “AMERICAN HISTORY STORIES…You never read in school…but should have” is full of great stories! My favorite is the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys on page 52.

  • Jerrilyn

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    Raiders – A Final ToasMay 22, 2013. The Doolittle Raiders: A FINAL TOAST
    I am over sixty and had never heard this story. These were great men, part of the Greatest Generation. It was men like these who saved the world from tyranny.
       
    It’s the cup of brandy that no one wants to drink.

    On Tuesday, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time.

    They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States of America.  In April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation’s history, there were 80 raiders. The mere mention of their unit’s name, during the years between 1942 and 1945, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans.Now only four survive.After Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, with the United States reeling and wounded, something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around.Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised: Sixteen B-25s would be modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never before been tried: Launching those big, heavy bombers from a carrier was called suicide.The 16, five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier. They would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing.But on the day of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of the plan. The Raiders would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted on. They were told they would not have enough fuel to make it to safety.And those men went anyway.They bombed Tokyo, and then flew as far as they could. Four planes crash-landed; 11 crews bailed out of their shot up planes, three of the Raiders died. Eight were captured by the Japanese, of which three were executed. One died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp. One whole crew made it to Russia, where they were held until the end of the war.The Doolittle Raid sent a message from the United States to its enemies and to the rest of the world: We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win.Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture based on the raid; “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,” starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. The movie was a patriotic and emotional box-office hit, and the phrase became part of the national lexicon. In the movie-theater previews for the film, MGM proclaimed that it was presenting the story “with supreme pride.”After the war, beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion every April, to commemorate the success of that mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In 1959, the city of Tucson, Arizona, as a gesture of respect and gratitude, presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets (Pictured above). Each goblet was engraved with the name of a Raider.Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to the reunion city. Each time a Raider passes away, his goblet is turned upside down in the case at the next reunion, as his old friends bear solemn witness.Also in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac. The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle, the leader of the mission, was born.There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders, they would open the bottle, drink from it, and toast their fallen comrades.As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom Griffin passed away at the age of 96.What a man he was. After bailing out of his plane over a mountainous Chinese forest after the Tokyo raid, he became ill with malaria, and almost died. When he recovered, he was sent to Europe to fly combat missions. He was shot down, captured, and spent 22 months in a German prisoner of war camp.The selflessness of these men, the sheer guts and determination, was incredible. There was a passage in the Cincinnati Enquirer obituary for Mr. Griffin that, on the surface, had nothing to do with the war, but that emblematizes the depth of his sense of duty and devotion:”When his wife became ill and needed to go into a nursing home, he visited her every day. He walked from his house to the nursing home, fed his wife three meals and at the end of the day brought home her clothes. Every night he washed and ironed her clothes. Then he walked the clothes up to her room the next morning, helped her into them and then stayed to care for her until she went to bed, helped her into pajamas and then walked back home. He did that for three years until her death in 2005.”This year only four Raiders remain of the original 80: Dick Cole (Doolittle’s co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher. All are in their 90s. They have decided that there are too few of them for the public reunions to continue. Soon none of these brave men will be able to travel the long distances necessary to honor their friends.The events in Fort Walton Beach will mark the end. It has come full circle: Florida’s nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in secrecy for the Tokyo mission. The town is planning to do all it can to honor the men: There will be a six-day celebration of their valor, including luncheons, a dinner and a parade.Do the men ever wonder if those of us for whom they helped save the country have tended to it in a way that is worthy of their sacrifice? They don’t talk about that, at least not around other people. But if you find yourself near Fort Walton Beach this week, and if you should encounter any of the Raiders, you might want to offer them a word of thanks. I can tell you from firsthand observation that they appreciate hearing that they are remembered.After this final public reunion, the last four men will wait until some time later this year — to get together once more, informally and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle of brandy and toast their friends and each other. The years are flowing by too swiftly now; they are not going to wait until there are only two of them.They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets.And raise them in a toast to those who are gone.THIS FACTUAL STORY SHOULD BE READ BY EVERY KID IN AN AMERICAN SCHOOL. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT REAL BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE LOOK LIKE. OUR CHILDREN ARE NO LONGER BEING TAUGHT UNITED STATED HISTORY AS IT REALLY HAPPENED.

  • Jerrilyn

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    Raiders – A Final ToasMay 22, 2013. The Doolittle Raiders: A FINAL TOAST
    I am over sixty and had never heard this story. These were great men, part of the Greatest Generation. It was men like these who saved the world from tyranny.
    It’s the cup of brandy that no one wants to drink.

    On Tuesday, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time. They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States of America.  In April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation’s history, there were 80 raiders. The mere mention of their unit’s name, during the years between 1942 and 1945, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans. Now only four survive.After Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, with the United States reeling and wounded, something dramatic was needed to turn the war effort around.Even though there were no friendly airfields close enough to Japan for the United States to launch a retaliation, a daring plan was devised: Sixteen B-25s would be modified so that they could take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This had never before been tried: Launching those big, heavy bombers from a carrier was called suicide.The 16, five-man crews, under the command of Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, knew that they would not be able to return to the carrier. They would have to hit Japan and then hope to make it to China for a safe landing.But on the day of the raid, the Japanese military caught wind of the plan. The Raiders would have to take off from much farther out in the Pacific Ocean than they had counted on. They were told they would not have enough fuel to make it to safety.And those men went anyway.They bombed Tokyo, and then flew as far as they could. Four planes crash-landed; 11 crews bailed out of their shot up planes, three of the Raiders died. Eight were captured by the Japanese, of which three were executed. One died of starvation in a Japanese prison camp. One whole crew made it to Russia, where they were held until the end of the war.The Doolittle Raid sent a message from the United States to its enemies and to the rest of the world: We will fight. And, no matter what it takes, we will win.Of the 80 Raiders, 62 survived the war. They were celebrated as national heroes, models of bravery. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a motion picture based on the raid; “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,” starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. The movie was a patriotic and emotional box-office hit, and the phrase became part of the national lexicon. In the movie-theater previews for the film, MGM proclaimed that it was presenting the story “with supreme pride.”After the war, beginning in 1946, the surviving Raiders have held a reunion every April, to commemorate the success of that mission. The reunion is in a different city each year. In 1959, the city of Tucson, Arizona, as a gesture of respect and gratitude, presented the Doolittle Raiders with a set of 80 silver goblets. Each goblet was engraved with the name of a Raider.Every year, a wooden display case bearing all 80 goblets is transported to the reunion city. Each time a Raider passes away, his goblet is turned upside down in the case at the next reunion, as his old friends bear solemn witness. Also in the wooden case is a bottle of 1896 Hennessy Very Special cognac. The year is not happenstance: 1896 was when Jimmy Doolittle, the leader of the mission, was born.There has always been a plan: When there are only two surviving Raiders, they would open the bottle, drink from it, and toast their fallen comrades. As 2013 began, there were five living Raiders; then, in February, Tom Griffin passed away at the age of 96.What a man he was. After bailing out of his plane over a mountainous Chinese forest after the Tokyo raid, he became ill with malaria, and almost died. When he recovered, he was sent to Europe to fly combat missions. He was shot down, captured, and spent 22 months in a German prisoner of war camp.The selflessness of these men, the sheer guts and determination, was incredible. There was a passage in the Cincinnati Enquirer obituary for Mr. Griffin that, on the surface, had nothing to do with the war, but that emblematizes the depth of his sense of duty and devotion: “When his wife became ill and needed to go into a nursing home, he visited her every day. He walked from his house to the nursing home, fed his wife three meals and at the end of the day brought home her clothes. Every night he washed and ironed her clothes. Then he walked the clothes up to her room the next morning, helped her into them and then stayed to care for her until she went to bed, helped her into pajamas and then walked back home. He did that for three years until her death in 2005.”This year only four Raiders remain of the original 80: Dick Cole (Doolittle’s co-pilot on the Tokyo raid), Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thatcher. All are in their 90s. They have decided that there are too few of them for the public reunions to continue. Soon none of these brave men will be able to travel the long distances necessary to honor their friends.The events in Fort Walton Beach this week will mark the end. It has come full circle: Florida’s nearby Eglin Field was where the Raiders trained in secrecy for the Tokyo mission. The town is planning to do all it can to honor the men: There will be a six-day celebration of their valor, including luncheons, a dinner and a parade.Do the men ever wonder if those of us for whom they helped save the country have tended to it in a way that is worthy of their sacrifice? They don’t talk about that, at least not around other people. But if you find yourself near Fort Walton Beach this week, and if you should encounter any of the Raiders, you might want to offer them a word of thanks. I can tell you from firsthand observation that they appreciate hearing that they are remembered.After this final public reunion, the last four men will wait until some time later this year — to get together once more, informally and in absolute privacy. That is when they will open the bottle of brandy and toast their friends and each other. The years are flowing by too swiftly now; they are not going to wait until there are only two of them.They will fill the four remaining upturned goblets, and raise them in a toast to those who are gone.THIS FACTUAL STORY SHOULD BE READ BY EVERY KID IN AN AMERICAN SCHOOL. THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT REAL BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE LOOK LIKE. Americans were not the bad guys in World War II. It’s time our children knew that.

  • Anonymous

    Although we all know about Cajun food and the TV show about Swamp People, the history of the Cajun people of Louisiana is not well known to most. The exile of the French settlers by the British from Acadia in 1755 at the beginning of the French and Indian War was essentially an attempt at genocide – an attempt to destroy the culture and faith of this group of people. About 15,000 French colonists were rounded up. Families were separated. They were removed from their homes and farms and allowed to take only what they could carry with them. They were placed on boats that had been adapted for this event by adding extra deck levels to accommodate more people. Passengers could not stand up. About half of the Acadians died before they reached their destination. They were sent to colonies in New England that wanted nothing to do with French Catholics. They were essentially held as prisoners of war until 1763. Most colonies would not allow the Acadians to work or practice their Catholic faith. Frequently, the Acadian children were taken from their parents and sent to work as field hands or servants. This was another effort to stop the Acadians from passing on their culture and religion to the children. The British also would not allow them to leave the colony, fearing that they would join up with the French along the Mississippi. Some of the Acadians actually ended up in  prisoner of war camps in England and then were dumped in France at the end of the war. in 1785, the Spanish governor of Louisiana sent boats to France to pick up this group and bring them to Louisiana to help colonize the territory with settlers who did not favor the British. This is how most of the Acadians actually ended up in Louisiana. They were given land grants near Opelousas and St. Martinville.  Most Acadians tended to remain in French speaking communities near their families.

  • Anonymous

    Beale Treasure

    Recently crews from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) visited Johnson’s Orchards and Peaks Of Otter Winery in order to re-create the story of the Beale Treasure for their show called “Mysteries”. A great time was had by everyone involved in the filming and there was much media coverage from local television news to the local newspaper.-The Johnsons are used to visitors coming and going on their 250-acre farm.  They frequently give tours of their apple orchards and, during the school year, show children what farm life is like. Danny Johnson said he shows them the cows because he wants them to know where milk comes from, just as he shows them the apple orchards because he wants them to know where apples come from.  Danny and his wife, Nancy, have pot-bellied pigs, goats, horses, turkeys, ducks, ponies, a Norwegian elkhound named Bo-Bo, and other critters which are interesting to most visitors.  But the guests the Johnsons had last week weren’t interested in any of that.
    They were interested in gold.
    “I’m sorry, Jeff, but can you do that again, please?” Luke Campbell wiped his forehead and squinted at the makeshift set near a pond on the Johnson’s land.
    Jeff Krantz nodded at Campbell’s request to reshoot and went back to his spot hiding behind a large rock. The other six actors sat down again by a campfire on the set, picking up their props of banjos, bandannas and tin cups. A wagon with two horses waited next to the campfire. Two other horses were tied to a tree near the men.  “Quiet on the set! Quiet!” Sharon Tracey yelled. She is not very tall and has blonde wavy hair, but as production manager, she has a voice that can be loud when she wants it to be. Bystanders stopped their conversations. Someone grabbed Bo-Bo by his orange collar so he wouldn’t run into the scene. He stifled a bark when Nancy Johnson gave him a threatening look.
    “Action!” Campbell said.
    Krantz sprang from his hiding place, wearing the 10-gallon hat, long-sleeved button-down shirt, long pants and cowboy boots his character “Jeb,” probably would’ve worn in the 1820s. Krantz’s face lit up, a mix between a smile and horror.
    “Gold! I swear to God I ain’t never seen as much ever! Gold! Gold!”
    The other actors, Jebs fellow scoundrels and treasure hunters, scurried up the large rock with Krantz, leaving a cloud of dust and props in their wake.
    “And cut! Thank you,” Campbell said, fanning with his shirt. It was almost 94 degrees.
    Campbell is the free-lance director of the British Broadcasting Company’s television series “Mysteries,” similar to the American show “Unsolved Mysteries.”
    Campbell and his crew were looking for story ideas recently and learned of Bedford County’s Beale treasure mystery through the Internet. They worked on background information and script writing for one week in London and flew to Virginia last week to film their version of the legend.Sometime between 1819 and 1821, Thomas Jefferson Beale is said to have buried a vat of gold, silver and jewels somewhere near the present-day Bedford County town of Montvale. The loot was conservatively estimated in 1993 to be worth $20 million.
    Beale left behind three coded messages: The first told the exact location of the treasure; the second told the contents; the third told who owned the treasure. It is said that only the second code has been broken.
    People worldwide have been afflicted with the Beale addiction, devoting their lives to the dream of buried treasure.
    In 1991, six people from Pennsylvania were arrested for digging in a graveyard in hopes of finding the treasure, which they claimed would be donated to their church.
    Mel Fisher, famous for his discovery of the treasure ship Nuestra Senora de Atocha in 1985, hunted for the Beale treasure for three months in 1989.Fisher was unsuccessful and said he would return with a high-powered metal detector, the same kind his crew used to find sunken ships. But he died last year of cancer at age 76.
    The BBC filmed for two days. They depicted the modern events tied to the Beale story, including Fisher’s quest, on Thursday, and shot the historical footage of Beale and his swarthy crew Friday. Both days, the crew and actors had to be on the set at 7 a.m., and the day didn’t end until 7 p.m. or later.
    The crew flew to Key West Saturday to interview two of Fisher’s partners. They said they would start editing the footage in London today.
    NBC’s “Unsolved Mysteries” did the Beale story about 10 years ago — also at Johnson’s Orchards.Danny and Nancy Johnson are used to people knocking on their door, wanting to dig on the property for treasure. Danny Johnson usually lets them, if they fill out the proper paperwork and promise to fill the holes they dig.
    Some do. Most don’t.
    Last Monday, the BBC crew met with people from Bedford’s community theater, Little Town Players, and Sue Gilbert, Bedford’s economic development coordinator. Auditions for the part of Thomas Beale, his friend Jeb, and other characters were held that night. About half the actors hired for Friday’s shoot were members of the Little Town Players.
    The BBC crew relied heavily on the Bedford community. Horses, furs, wagons, costumes and other items were borrowed; stones were spray-painted to look like gold; silver-studded bridles were found for the horses — all to provide the authentic touch the British crew wanted for the show.
    “Everybody has helped so much,” production manager Tracey said. She cried early Friday because of the “mad week” it had been. But she perked up at the shoot because everything seemed “to all just come together.”
    Krantz and Tim Flagg, a fellow Bedford actor who played Thomas Beale, ambled over to a mud-splattered pickup truck after the end of their scene. They grabbed some cans of soda from a cooler and joined Karen Hopkins, a 24-year member of the Little Town Players. Hopkins played Mrs. Morris, the wife of the innkeeper to whom Beale is said to have given the treasure codes.
    The crew, on a lunch break, sat down in the shade near the field where they were shooting.Most of the cast and crew said they didn’t believe in the Beale treasure, or, if they did, many said the loot probably had been found by now.  The Johnsons said they found their own treasure a while back when they discovered a new variety of yellow apples growing in their orchard.  Danny Johnson said it’s a “real sweet and juicy apple” and should make its debut this fall. In honor of the Beale treasure, the Johnsons named the apple the “Gold Nugget.”  Whether the Beale treasure is real or a hoax, it has mesmerized the adventurous and made dozens of treasure hunters drool at the prospect of finding the loot.Michael Johnston was at the orchard all day Friday, acting and helping with the shooting. Wearing a beige cowboy hat, red bandanna, smudged long-john shirt, jeans and boots, Johnston could have walked out of Beale’s era. Although he looked like a treasure hunter, he doesn’t share the gold fever.“A lot of people want something for nothing,” Johnston said and talked about a man from Ohio he had met years ago. The man spent three years and almost all of his money hunting for the Beale treasure and wound up broke.“He looked haggard,” Johnston said. “I wanted to say, ‘What’s pushing you? What would be worth this?’

  • Anonymous

    The Beale Treasure
    If you can solve this cipher code, 
    you could become very wealthy!…………..from an article publised in “The Guardian” 1999
    ……… codebreakers who are looking for the ultimate challenge might like to tackle an, as yet, uncracked code from the 19th century. Whoever unravels the so-called Beale ciphers will earn a reward of over £10 million in gold, silver and jewels. The story of the Beale ciphers begins in January 1820, when a stranger by the name of Thomas J. Beale rode into the town of Lynchburg, Virginia, and checked himself into the Washington Hotel.    “In person, he was about six feet in height,” recalled    Robert Morriss, the hotel owner, “with jet black eyes   and hair of the same colour, worn longer than was the   style at the time. His form was symmetrical,and gave   evidence of unusual strength and activity; but his   distinguishing feature was a dark and swarthy complexion,   as if much exposure to the sun and weather had   thoroughly tanned and discoloured him; this, however,   did not detract from his appearance, and I thought him   the handsomest man I had ever seen.” Although Beale spent the rest of the winter in Lynchburg and was “extremely popular with every one, particularly the ladies,” he never spoke about his background, his family and the purpose for his visit. Then, at the end of March, he left as suddenly as he had arrived. Beale returned two years later, and once again he spent the rest of the winter in Lynchburg and disappeared in the spring, but not before he entrusted Morriss with a locked iron box, which he said contained “papers of value and importance.” Morriss dutifully guarded the box, waiting for Beale to collect it, but the swarthy man of mystery did not return to Lynchburg. He disappeared without trace, never to be seen again. Eventually, 23 years later in 1845, Morriss’s curiosity got the better of him and working on the assumption that Beale was dead, he cracked open the locked box. Inside he found a note written by Beale in plain English, and three sheets full of numbers. The note revealed the truth about Beale, the box, and the ciphers. In April 1817, almost three years prior to his first meeting with Morriss, Beale and twenty-nine others had embarked on a journey across America. After travelling through the rich hunting grounds of the Western plains, they arrived in Santa Fe, before heading north in search of buffalo. Then, according to Beale’s note, they struck lucky: “The party, encamped in a small ravine, were preparing their evening meal, when one of the men discovered in a cleft of the rocks something that had the appearance of gold. Upon showing it to the others it was pronounced to be gold, and much excitement was the natural consequence.” The note went on to explain that Beale and his men mined the site for the next eighteen months, by which time they had accumulated a large quantity of gold, as well as some silver which was found nearby. In due course, they agreed that their new found wealth should be moved to a secure place, and decided to take it back home to Virginia, where they would hide it in a secret location. To reduce the weight, Beale traded some of the gold and silver for jewels, and in 1820 he travelled to Lynchburg, found a suitable location, and buried the treasure. It was on this occasion that he met Morriss for the first time. When Beale left at the end of the winter, he rejoined his men, who had continued to work the mine during his absence. After another eighteen months, Beale revisited Lynchburg with even more to add to his stash. This time there was an additional reason for his trip. His companions were concerned that, in case of an accident to themselves, then the hidden treasure would not find its way to their relatives. Hence, Beale was instructed to find a reliable person, who could be confided in to carry out their wishes in the event of their sudden death, and Beale selected Morriss to be that person. Upon reading the note, Morriss felt responsible for finding the treasure and passing it onto the relatives of the presumably dead men. Unfortunately, there was a problem. The description of the treasure, its location, and the list of the relatives had been encrypted, and had been transformed into the three sheets that contained nothing but numbers. Beale’s note said that the key required to decipher the sheets would be posted to Beale by a third party, but it never materialised, and so Morriss was forced to unscramble the three sheets from scratch. This task occupied his mind for the next twenty years, and ended in complete failure. In 1862, at the age of 84, Morriss knew that he was coming to the end of his life, and realised that he had to share the secret of the Beale ciphers, otherwise any hope of carrying out Beale’s wishes would die with him. Morriss confided in a friend, but unfortunately the identity of this person remains a mystery. Only two things are known about Morriss’s friend. First, he published a pamphlet, which contains the entire Beale story, including the Beale ciphers and Morriss’s account of the events surrounding the mystery. Second, the anonymous pamphleteer made the first breakthrough in deciphering one of Beale’s cryptic papers. The second Beale cipher, like the other two, contains about 800 numbers, beginning with the sequence; 115, 73, 24, 807, 37, … The pamphleteer guessed that each number corresponded to a word in the Declaration of Independence. For example, the first number in the sequence is 115 – the 115th letter of the Declaration is ‘instituted’, which begins with the letter I. Hence the first number, 115, represents the letter I. The second number in the sequence is 73 – the 73rd word in the Declaration is ‘hold’, which begins with the letter H. Hence, the second number, 73, represents the letter H. The Opening of the “Declaration of Independence”
     
            When1, in2 the3 course4 of5 human events it becomes         necessary10 for one people to dissolve the political bands         which have20 connected them with another, and to assume         among the powers30 of the earth, the separate and equal
            station to which40 the laws of nature and of nature’s God
            entitle them50, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind
            requires that60 they should declare the causes which impel
            them to the70 separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident,
            and that80 all men are created equal, that they are endowed
            by90 their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among
            these are100 life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; That
            to secure110 these rights, governments are instituted among men.
    By continuing this process, the pamphleteer revealed the following message from Beale:
         “I have deposited in the county of Bedford, about      four miles from Buford’s, in an excavation or vault,      six feet below the surface of the ground, the      following articles: … The deposit consists of two      thousand nine hundred and twenty one pounds of      gold and five thousand one hundred pounds of silver;      also jewels, obtained in St. Louis in exchange for silver      to save transportation … The above is securely packed      in iron pots, with iron covers. The vault is roughly lined      with stone, and the vessels rest on solid stone, and are      covered with others …”
    The successful decipherment indicated the value of the treasure – at least £10 million at today’s bullion prices. Unfortunately, using the Declaration of Independence as a key failed to unlock the other two Beale ciphers. In particular, the pamphleteer could not decipher the sheet of numbers that described the location of the treasure. Not surprisingly, once the pamphleteer knew the value of the treasure, he spent increasing amounts of time analysing the remaining Beale ciphers, but despite strenuous efforts he failed to make any progress. In 1885, he decided to unburden himself by publishing everything he knew, choosing to remain anonymous so as not to be pestered by eager treasure hunters. Although a warehouse fire destroyed most of the pamphlets, those that survived aroused immediate interest. Among the most ardent treasure hunters attracted to the Beale ciphers were the Hart brothers, George and Clayton. They pored over the papers for decades, but Clayton Hart gave up in 1912, and George eventually abandoned hope in 1952. An even more persistent Beale fanatic has been Hiram Herbert, Jr., who first became interested in 1923 and who continued with his obsession right through to the 1970s. He, too, had nothing to show for his efforts.  Professional cryptanalysts have also embarked on the Beale treasure trail. Herbert O. Yardley, who founded the U.S. Cipher Bureau (known as the American Black Chamber) at the end of World War I was intrigued by the Beale ciphers, as was Colonel William Friedman, the dominant figure in American codebreaking during the first half of the 20th century. While he was in charge of the Signal Intelligence Service, he made the Beale ciphers part of the training programme, because he believed the ciphers to be of “diabolical ingenuity, specifically designed to lure the unwary reader.” The Friedman archive, established after his death in 1969 at the George C. Marshall Research Centre, is frequently consulted by military historians, but by far the largest number of visitors are eager Beale devotees. More recently, one of the leading figures has been Carl Hammer, retired director of computer science at Sperry Univac and one of the pioneers of computerised codebreaking. According to Hammer, the Beale ciphers have occupied:   “at least 10 % of the best cryptanalytic minds 
    in the country. And not a dime of this effort   
    should be begrudged. The work – even the lines   
    that have led into blind alleys – has more than 
    paid for itself in advancing and refining computer research.” The lack of success means that we cannot exclude the possibility that the Beale ciphers are an elaborate hoax. Sceptics have searched for inconsistencies and flaws in the Beale story.  For example, Beale’s letter enclosed in the box with the ciphers was supposedly written in 1822, but it contains the word “stampede”, which was not seen in print until 1844. However, it is quite possible that the word was in common usage in the wild west at a much earlier date, and Beale could have encountered it on his travels. Evidence in favour of the probity of the ciphers comes from historical research, which can be used to verify the story of Thomas Beale. Peter Viemeister, a local historian who showed me some of the places where treasure hunters have already looked, searched for evidence to prove that Thomas Beale existed. Using the census of 1790 and other documents, Viemeister has identified several Thomas Beales, who were born in Virginia and whose backgrounds fit the few known facts. Most of the details we have about Beale concern his trip to Sante Fe, and there is evidence to corroborate his discovery of gold. For example, Jacob Fowler, who explored the American southwest in 1821-22, noted in his journal that the Pawnee and Crowe tribes “speake on the most friendly terms of the White men and Say they are about 35 in number” – this number is similar to the size of Beale’s party. Also, there is a Cheyenne legend dating from around 1820 which tells of gold and silver being taken from the West and buried in EasternMountains. Consequently, the tale of the Beale ciphers continues to enthral codebreakers and treasure hunters. However, anybody who might be tempted to take up the challenge of the Beale ciphers should take heed of some words of caution given by the author of the pamphlet:“Before giving the papers to the public,    
    I would give them a little advice, acquired 
    by bitter experience. It is, to devote only    
    such time as can be spared from your    
    legitimate business to the task, and if    
    you can spare no time, let the matter alone … 
    Never, as I have done, sacrifice your own    
    and your family’s interests to what may 
    prove an illusion; but, as I have already    
    said, when your day’s work is done, and 
    you are comfortably seated by your good   
    fire, a short time devoted to the subject 
    can injure no one, and may bring its reward.”

  • Anonymous

    The Beal Codes
     
    The following is the paper which, according to Beale’s statement, describes the exact locality of the vault, and is marked “1.” It is to this that I have devoted most of my time, but, unfortunately, without success.
    THE LOCALITY OF THE VAULT.

    71, 194, 38, 1701, 89, 76, 11, 83, 1629, 48, 94, 63, 132, 16, 111, 95, 84, 341, 975, 14, 40, 64, 27, 81, 139, 213, 63, 90, 1120, 8, 15, 3, 126, 2018, 40, 74, 758, 485, 604, 230, 436, 664, 582, 150, 251, 284, 308, 231, 124, 211, 486, 225, 401, 370, 11, 101, 305, 139, 189, 17, 33, 88, 208, 193, 145, 1, 94, 73, 416, 918, 263, 28, 500, 538, 356, 117, 136, 219, 27, 176, 130, 10, 460, 25, 485, 18, 436, 65, 84, 200, 283, 118, 320, 138, 36, 416, 280, 15, 71, 224, 961, 44, 16, 401, 39, 88, 61, 304, 12, 21, 24, 283, 134, 92, 63, 246, 486, 682, 7, 219, 184, 360, 780, 18, 64, 463, 474, 131, 160, 79, 73, 440, 95, 18, 64, 581, 34, 69, 128, 367, 460, 17, 81, 12, 103, 820, 62, 116, 97, 103, 862, 70, 60, 1317, 471, 540, 208, 121, 890, 346, 36, 150, 59, 568, 614, 13, 120, 63, 219, 812, 2160, 1780, 99, 35, 18, 21, 136, 872, 15, 28, 170, 88, 4, 30, 44, 112, 18, 147, 436, 195, 320, 37, 122, 113, 6, 140, 8, 120, 305, 42, 58, 461, 44, 106, 301, 13, 408, 680, 93, 86, 116, 530, 82, 568, 9, 102, 38, 416, 89, 71, 216, 728, 965, 818, 2, 38, 121, 195, 14, 326, 148, 234, 18, 55, 131, 234, 361, 824, 5, 81, 623, 48, 961, 19, 26, 33, 10, 1101, 365, 92, 88, 181, 275, 346, 201, 206, 86, 36, 219, 324, 829, 840, 64, 326, 19, 48, 122, 85, 216, 284, 919, 861, 326, 985, 233, 64, 68, 232, 431, 960, 50, 29, 81, 216, 321, 603, 14, 612, 81, 360, 36, 51, 62, 194, 78, 60, 200, 314, 676, 112, 4, 28, 18, 61, 136, 247, 819, 921, 1060, 464, 895, 10, 6, 66, 119, 38, 41, 49, 602, 423, 962, 302, 294, 875, 78, 14, 23, 111, 109, 62, 31, 501, 823, 216, 280, 34, 24, 150, 1000, 162, 286, 19, 21, 17, 340, 19, 242, 31, 86, 234, 140, 607, 115, 33, 191, 67, 104, 86, 52, 88, 16, 80, 121, 67, 95, 122, 216, 548, 96, 11, 201, 77, 364, 218, 65, 667, 890, 236, 154, 211, 10, 98, 34, 119, 56, 216, 119, 71, 218, 1164, 1496, 1817, 51, 39, 210, 36, 3, 19, 540, 232, 22, 141, 617, 84, 290, 80, 46, 207, 411, 150, 29, 38, 46, 172, 85, 194, 39, 261, 543, 897, 624, 18, 212, 416, 127, 931, 19, 4, 63, 96, 12, 101, 418, 16, 140, 230, 460, 538, 19, 27, 88, 612, 1431, 90, 716, 275, 74, 83, 11, 426, 89, 72, 84, 1300, 1706, 814, 221, 132, 40, 102, 34, 868, 975, 1101, 84, 16, 79, 23, 16, 81, 122, 324, 403, 912, 227, 936, 447, 55, 86, 34, 43, 212, 107, 96, 314, 264, 1065, 323, 428, 601, 203, 124, 95, 216, 814, 2906, 654, 820, 2, 301, 112, 176, 213, 71, 87, 96, 202, 35, 10, 2, 41, 17, 84, 221, 736, 820, 214, 11, 60, 760

    The following paper is marked “3″ in the series, and as we are informed, contains thenames of Beale’s associates, who are joint owners of the fund deposited, together with the names of the nearest relatives of each party, with their several places of residence.
    NAMES AND RESIDENCES.

    317, 8, 92, 73, 112, 89, 67, 318, 28, 96,107, 41, 631, 78, 146, 397, 118, 98, 114, 246, 348, 116, 74, 88, 12, 65, 32, 14, 81, 19, 76, 121, 216, 85, 33, 66, 15, 108, 68, 77, 43, 24, 122, 96, 117, 36, 211, 301, 15, 44, 11, 46, 89, 18, 136, 68, 317, 28, 90, 82, 304, 71, 43, 221, 198, 176, 310, 319, 81, 99, 264, 380, 56, 37, 319, 2, 44, 53, 28, 44, 75, 98, 102, 37, 85, 107, 117, 64, 88, 136, 48, 151, 99, 175, 89, 315, 326, 78, 96, 214, 218, 311, 43, 89, 51, 90, 75, 128, 96, 33, 28, 103, 84, 65, 26, 41, 246, 84, 270, 98, 116, 32, 59, 74, 66, 69, 240, 15, 8, 121, 20, 77, 89, 31, 11, 106, 81, 191, 224, 328, 18, 75, 52, 82, 117, 201, 39, 23, 217, 27, 21, 84, 35, 54, 109, 128, 49, 77, 88, 1, 81, 217, 64, 55, 83, 116, 251, 269, 311, 96, 54, 32, 120, 18, 132, 102, 219, 211, 84, 150, 219, 275, 312, 64, 10, 106, 87, 75, 47, 21, 29, 37, 81, 44, 18, 126, 115, 132, 160, 181, 203, 76, 81, 299, 314, 337, 351, 96, 11, 28, 97, 318, 238, 106, 24, 93, 3, 19, 17, 26, 60, 73, 88, 14, 126, 138, 234, 286, 297, 321, 365, 264, 19, 22, 84, 56, 107, 98, 123, 111, 214, 136, 7, 33, 45, 40, 13, 28, 46, 42, 107, 196, 227, 344, 198, 203, 247, 116, 19, 8, 212, 230, 31, 6, 328, 65, 48, 52, 59, 41, 122, 33, 117, 11, 18, 25, 71, 36, 45, 83, 76, 89, 92, 31, 65, 70, 83, 96, 27, 33, 44, 50, 61, 24, 112, 136, 149, 176, 180, 194, 143, 171, 205, 296, 87, 12, 44, 51, 89, 98, 34, 41, 208, 173, 66, 9, 35, 16, 95, 8, 113, 175, 90, 56, 203, 19, 177, 183, 206, 157, 200, 218, 260, 291, 305, 618, 951, 320, 18, 124, 78, 65, 19, 32, 124, 48, 53, 57, 84, 96, 207, 244, 66, 82, 119, 71, 11, 86, 77, 213, 54, 82, 316, 245, 303, 86, 97, 106, 212, 18, 37, 15, 81, 89, 16, 7, 81, 39, 96, 14, 43, 216, 118, 29, 55, 109, 136, 172, 213, 64, 8, 227, 304, 611, 221, 364, 819, 375, 128, 296, 1, 18, 53, 76, 10, 15, 23, 19, 71, 84, 120, 134, 66, 73, 89, 96, 230, 48, 77, 26, 101, 127, 936, 218, 439, 178, 171, 61, 226, 313, 215, 102, 18, 167, 262, 114, 218, 66, 59, 48, 27, 19, 13, 82, 48, 162, 119, 34, 127, 139, 34, 128, 129, 74, 63, 120, 11, 54, 61, 73, 92, 180, 66, 75, 101, 124, 265, 89, 96, 126, 274, 896, 917, 434, 461, 235, 890, 312, 413, 328, 381, 96, 105, 217, 66, 118, 22, 77, 64, 42, 12, 7, 55, 24, 83, 67, 97, 109, 121, 135, 181, 203, 219, 228, 256, 21, 34, 77, 319, 374, 382, 675, 684, 717, 864, 203, 4, 18, 92, 16, 63, 82, 22, 46, 55, 69, 74, 112, 134, 186, 175, 119, 213, 416, 312, 343, 264, 119, 186, 218, 343, 417, 845, 951, 124, 209, 49, 617, 856, 924, 936, 72, 19, 28, 11, 35, 42, 40, 66, 85, 94, 112, 65, 82, 115, 119, 236, 244, 186, 172, 112, 85, 6, 56, 38, 44, 85, 72, 32, 47, 63, 96, 124, 217, 314, 319, 221, 644, 817, 821, 934, 922, 416, 975, 10, 22, 18, 46, 137, 181, 101, 39, 86, 103, 116, 138, 164, 212, 218, 296, 815, 380, 412, 460, 495, 675, 820, 952

    The letter, or paper, so often alluded to, and marked “2,” describes the contents of the treasure……..

    115, 73, 24, 807, 37, 52, 49, 17, 31, 62, 647, 22, 7, 15, 140, 47, 29, 107, 79, 84, 56, 239, 10, 26, 811, 5, 196, 308, 85, 52, 160, 136, 59, 211, 36, 9, 46, 316, 554, 122, 106, 95, 53, 58, 2, 42, 7, 35, 122, 53, 31, 82, 77, 250, 196, 56, 96, 118, 71, 140, 287, 28, 353, 37, 1005, 65, 147, 807, 24, 3, 8, 12, 47, 43, 59, 807, 45, 316, 101, 41, 78, 154, 1005, 122, 138, 191, 16, 77, 49, 102, 57, 72, 34, 73, 85, 35, 371, 59, 196, 81, 92, 191, 106, 273, 60, 394, 620, 270, 220, 106, 388, 287, 63, 3, 6, 191, 122, 43, 234, 400, 106, 290, 314, 47, 48, 81, 96, 26, 115, 92, 158, 191, 110, 77, 85, 197, 46, 10, 113, 140, 353, 48, 120, 106, 2, 607, 61, 420, 811, 29, 125, 14, 20, 37, 105, 28, 248, 16, 159, 7, 35, 19, 301, 125, 110, 486, 287, 98, 117, 511, 62, 51, 220, 37, 113, 140, 807, 138, 540, 8, 44, 287, 388, 117, 18, 79, 344, 34, 20, 59, 511, 548, 107, 603, 220, 7, 66, 154, 41, 20, 50, 6, 575, 122, 154, 248, 110, 61, 52, 33, 30, 5, 38, 8, 14, 84, 57, 540, 217, 115, 71, 29, 84, 63, 43, 131, 29, 138, 47, 73, 239, 540, 52, 53, 79, 118, 51, 44, 63, 196, 12, 239, 112, 3, 49, 79, 353, 105, 56, 371, 557, 211, 505, 125, 360, 133, 143, 101, 15, 284, 540, 252, 14, 205, 140, 344, 26, 811, 138, 115, 48, 73, 34, 205, 316, 607, 63, 220, 7, 52, 150, 44, 52, 16, 40, 37, 158, 807, 37, 121, 12, 95, 10, 15, 35, 12, 131, 62, 115, 102, 807, 49, 53, 135, 138, 30, 31, 62, 67, 41, 85, 63, 10, 106, 807, 138, 8, 113, 20, 32, 33, 37, 353, 287, 140, 47, 85, 50, 37, 49, 47, 64, 6, 7, 71, 33, 4, 43, 47, 63, 1, 27, 600, 208, 230, 15, 191, 246, 85, 94, 511, 2, 270, 20, 39, 7, 33, 44, 22, 40, 7, 10, 3, 811, 106, 44, 486, 230, 353, 211, 200, 31, 10, 38, 140, 297, 61, 603, 320, 302, 666, 287, 2, 44, 33, 32, 511, 548, 10, 6, 250, 557, 246, 53, 37, 52, 83, 47, 320, 38, 33, 807, 7, 44, 30, 31, 250, 10, 15, 35, 106, 160, 113, 31, 102, 406, 230, 540, 320, 29, 66, 33, 101, 807, 138, 301, 316, 353, 320, 220, 37, 52, 28, 540, 320, 33, 8, 48, 107, 50, 811, 7, 2, 113, 73, 16, 125, 11, 110, 67, 102, 807, 33, 59, 81, 158, 38, 43, 581, 138, 19, 85, 400, 38, 43, 77, 14, 27, 8, 47, 138, 63, 140, 44, 35, 22, 177, 106, 250, 314, 217, 2, 10, 7, 1005, 4, 20, 25, 44, 48, 7, 26, 46, 110, 230, 807, 191, 34, 112, 147, 44, 110, 121, 125, 96, 41, 51, 50, 140, 56, 47, 152, 540, 63, 807, 28, 42, 250, 138, 582, 98, 643, 32, 107, 140, 112, 26, 85, 138, 540, 53, 20, 125, 371, 38, 36, 10, 52, 118, 136, 102, 420, 150, 112, 71, 14, 20, 7, 24, 18, 12, 807, 37, 67, 110, 62, 33, 21, 95, 220, 511, 102, 811, 30, 83, 84, 305, 620, 15, 2, 10, 8, 220, 106, 353, 105, 106, 60, 275, 72, 8, 50, 205, 185, 112, 125, 540, 65, 106, 807, 138, 96, 110, 16, 73, 33, 807, 150, 409, 400, 50, 154, 285, 96, 106, 316, 270, 205, 101, 811, 400, 8, 44, 37, 52, 40, 241, 34, 205, 38, 16, 46, 47, 85, 24, 44, 15, 64, 73, 138, 807, 85, 78, 110, 33, 420, 505, 53, 37, 38, 22, 31, 10, 110, 106, 101, 140, 15, 38, 3, 5, 44, 7, 98, 287, 135, 150, 96, 33, 84, 125, 807, 191, 96, 511, 118, 40, 370, 643, 466, 106, 41, 107, 603, 220, 275, 30, 150, 105, 49, 53, 287, 250, 208, 134, 7, 53, 12, 47, 85, 63, 138, 110, 21, 112, 140, 485, 486, 505, 14, 73, 84, 575, 1005, 150, 200, 16, 42, 5, 4, 25, 42, 8, 16, 811, 125, 160, 32, 205, 603, 807, 81, 96, 405, 41, 600, 136, 14, 20, 28, 26, 353, 302, 246, 8, 131, 160, 140, 84, 440, 42, 16, 811, 40, 67, 101, 102, 194, 138, 205, 51, 63, 241, 540, 122, 8, 10, 63, 140, 47, 48, 140, 288

  • Anonymous

    Did I forget to mention that the Beale Treasure is buried behind my house?How do I know this? Why, I reburied it there myself. When I was a kid I used to tromp through the deep woods behind my house. Nobody else ever went back there and I doubt that anybody has been back there in the 45 years since, so my secret is safe.Anyway, not long after Hurricane Hazel struck and had decimated and destroyed the region, I was going through the woods and I saw a giant oak tree that had been uprooted by the hurricane. I saw a bunch of iron pots which had been buried under the roots of the tree, with some shiny stuff inside. I quickly heaped on earth and branches, filling up the hole, planning to return later.I never thought much about it again until today. In 1992, I learned about the Beale Treasure while researching my book, “The Slave Children of Thomas Jefferson”. Thomas Jefferson Beale was a tall light skinned black man with reddish hair believed to be the son of Thomas Jefferson by his devoted slave Edy. Many people do not know this, but Thomas Jefferson had children by several of his slaves, not only by Sally.The story goes that Thomas Jefferson Beale had gone on an expedition to the far west and had found the gold and silver. He had brought it back to Virginia, arriving in 1819. I believe however that this part of the story is not true. I believe that Thomas Jefferson himself had hidden the gold in Bedford County Virginia. Thomas Jefferson often visited Bedford County on horseback. He even wrote in many of his letters about Judith Creek, a small stream only two miles east from my house, which few people today even know about, so it is clear that Thomas Jefferson knew about Trent’s Ferry Road where I lived as a child.When Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase, he did it without Congressional Authorization. Congress thought that it was a stupid idea and never approved it, so Thomas Jefferson collected enough gold and silver to buy the Louisiana land himself. Napoleon needed the money to pay for his invasion of Russia which was then in the planning stage and so he needed Thomas Jefferson’s gold and silver.However, as it turned out Napoleon demanded less money for Louisiana than Jefferson thought he would have to pay, so Jefferson instructed Edy, who worked for Thomas Jefferson in the White House doing the same job which two centuries later was done by Monica Lewinsky, to have her son Thomas take care of the extra gold. There was no better place to hide the money but in the deep woods behind my house in Bedford County, Virginia.Thomas Jefferson Beale checked into the Buford Hotel in 1819. He was concerned that the gold was not his and of course he did not want to be regarded as a thief, so he left three coded messages about the location and the ownership of the money.This entire story is, of course, well known, although many have intentionally given wrong information such as by saying that the gold had been mined out west. They say this because they do not want the US Government rightfully to claim the money.I have a guilty conscious about this because the gold and the silver rightfully belongs to the US Government since it was originally supposed to be used to pay for the Louisiana Purchase, I will therefore now reveal where the Gold is.Here is the map:http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=17&X=3284&Y=20743&W=1Now, my house is the dot approximately in the center of the map. Across the road to the south is the Caldwell Farm. Clarence and William Caldwell still live there. To the right of my house is a much a larger house with a swimming pool behind it. That was the estate of Ludwell Strader, his wife Martha, and their children Ludwell Jr. and Leighton. Ludwell was a big time securities trader who taught me how to trade stocks when I was ten years old. He and his wife are dead now but I believe that his son Leighton is a big time corporate executive somewhere. I hope that Leighton did not get the Beale Gold because it was on his land. Ludwell Strader owned a vast estate which extended from his house all the way back to the James River, several square miles in total.To the left of my house was the house of Sherwood Knight and his lovely daughter Susan. Susan loved her horses and she had a horse stable and she used to go horseback riding in the woods behind our houses. She also won many prizes at horse shows. Her horse could not go deep into the woods however, so I doubt that she found the Beale Gold. I do not know what happened her, but I will bet that wherever she is she still rides horses.Beyond the house of Susan Knight to the left is the house of Phil Strader, younger brother of Ludwell, who still lives there.I need to explain that my father was a top level official of the IRS and he taught us never to steal money from the US Government and always to do our patriotic duty by paying more than our fair share of the taxes. This is the reason why I do not go and dig up the Beale Gold myself.Speaking of which did I even mention that I grew up in Bedford County, Virginia?I often say that I grew up in Lynchburg, but actually it was about five miles from Lynchburg.When I was a kid I used to spend my days tromping through the woods behind my house, but I did not know about the Beale Treasure there so when I found it I buried it again.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beale_ciphersI cannot remember where I put it. My photographic memory has failed once again, because I forgot to put film in the camera.Here is an aerial view of my mother’s house, the one my brother stole.http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=17&X=3295&Y=20732&W=1Here is a close-up view of the house where I grew up. It is on Trents Ferry Road about half way between Fox Hill Road and Holcomb Rock Road. Some new houses have been built there so it is difficult to recognize the place, but the forest to the North of the House is where I found the Beale Treasure.http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=17&X=3284&Y=20743&W=1Latitude +37.47280 Longitude -79.22565Here is where others claim that the Beale Treasure is. As you can see, they are close, but not close enough.Latitude +37.35100 Longitude -79.68920I found the correct place because William and Clarence Caldwell used to live across the road from me and they still live there, although they have built new houses for themselves and their wives.That is the Caldwell Farm on the South Side of the Road. My house is the dot more or less in the center of the picture. I left the Beale Treasure deep in the woods behind my house.I doubt that anybody has been back there in the past 45 years, so I am sure that the treasure is safe, although perhaps I should go back there and dig it up again if only I could remember exactly where I put it. The map is deceptive. The woods there are so deep and the terrain so rugged that nobody else will ever find it.However, if you do find the treasure, please be sure to turn it over to the US Government right away!Sam Sloan

  • Shirley Larsen

    My father fought in WWII.  I have him on video from about 4 years ago talking about his experiences.  The one that really touched my heart was his time spent in Hawaii in frogman training.  His group was going to ‘storm’ the beaches in Japan.  While they were still in Hawaii, the news came about the dropping of atomic bombs in Japan.  My father and his group sat and listened to cheering and celebrating on the main Hawaii island and all they would do was cry because they knew their lives had been spared.  My father still went to Japan, (I have photos) and the American soldiers were treated kindly.

  • Anonymous

    Ancestor, Johann Michael Willheit, a Lutheran, fled the wore-torn Schwaigern/Wuertemberg, Germany area to make a new life in Pennsylvania, where there was religious tolerance. He and his family (and some eighty others) left Germany 12 July 1717 for the New World. They were detained in London when their unscrupulous captain was imprisoned for debt. Food supplies dwindled while the captain languished in prison. After securing his release, the passengers sailed for America.  Many starved en route because their food supplies had been consumed during the period of imprisonment. Instead of delivering the families to Pennsylvania, as contracted, the captain stole their property and sold them into indentured servitude to Virginia’s Governor Spotswood in what was known as the second Germanna Colony where they toiled in his mines . Spotswood held them until 1725 and, irony or ironies, sued them. After their many troubles and long-awaited release, they rose rapidly to become a religious and  industrious people of means, Ezekiel Wilheit having loaned money to Thomas Jefferson for the purchase of Monticello. (Jefferson, in turn, gave him land.) Their story is far too long to write here. More can be found at http://germanna.org/history , http://www.germanna.com/Germanna.htm, http://secondcolony.org/ and various other sources on the net. I am so proud of their struggle and sacrifices to become free people in America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rlh357 Rick Hoffman

    This story is about Tolbert Franklin Hoffman and Audie Faye Hoffman (nee Cameron), my Mother And Father. My Dad was born around nineteen twenty or so, and Mom in twenty-three. My Dad was raised in Harper,Texas basically just a cowboy in the real Great depression. He had a hard start as his Mother died when he was a little boy. His Dad was a Baptist minister and farmed out the younger children to be raised by Uncles and Aunts around Texas and New Mexico (Dad was the youngest of seven, three boys and four girls).
       At the time the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Dad was already a Seargant in the Army,stationed at Yuma, Arizona,where he met and married my Mom. They were soon to have a baby boy, my older (by 15 years) brother, my only other sibling.
        Dad was shipped off to fight in the Phillipines, where he spent the duration of the war. One funny episode happened when he first arrived there, he was bivoaced on the beach in a tent city when one of friends from high school happened to run into him. The man latter became my Uncle, named Ted Rogers. Anyway , after all the believeable greetings and such, Ted says to my Dad ” Hey guess who else is on this damned island Frankie, your Brother Pat.” Can you imagine the reunion these fine cowboys had in the Pacific of all places. Now Pat was my Fathers oldest Brother. In fact when the Japs attacked Pearl on that fine Sunday morning Pat and his wife were on Ford Island having just finished breakfast, they were strolling back to their quarters when they had to jump in a culvert to escape being straffed by a Japenese Zero.My Dads other older Brother Jack was also in the service, I don’t know where he was Posted at that time , but his part in the fight was North Africa, Italy,France and Germany. Can you imagine what our family reunions were like!
        When the war was over Dad mustered out of the Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, came back to Texas and opened the first laundry mat ( then called a wash-a-teria) in Hondo,Texas . If all the forementioned wasn’t enough in nineteen-forty eight, Dad gets a Direct Commission (Presidential) as an officer in the United States Air Force, Stratejic Air Command ( seems these soldiers were given apptitude test and Dad was a mathematical genious.So off the family goes to Germany. Dads in command of a S.A.C. squadron and I’m born over there on the coast of the North Sea in Bremerhaven.Now here is my Mom and Dad, she a ranch girl from Arizona and Dad a cowboy from the German Hill country of Texas. They got to meet Kings and Queens and even had a private audience with Pope Pius the Twelth, now thats something for an Southern Baptist !. He is assighned back Stateside where he becomes Project Manager of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Program and helps design the guidance system for the Atlas and other missile systems. Now as a lad I was drug around just about every S.A.C. base and missile installation in the country.
       It all ended soon after a staff car with armed guards came to get my Dad at Dyess A.F.B. , I cried thinking my Dad was being aressted, but it was only the Cuban Missile crisis, and my Dad’s Boss was General Curtiss LeMay. Yep it was an interesting life for us cowboys from Texas in those days. And to beat it all, Dad and most of the men who worked with him didn’t have a computer, or a college degree just some damned slide rulers and American ingenuity. How in Hell did we get where we are now what with all these so-called educated elites running this Grand Experiment, The United States in the ground….. theres a lot more to this story, ask me sometime and I’ll tell the rest of it. May the Good Lord save us all ! Salute from Fort Hoffman 

  • Karen McCain

    I love Emily Geiger! A 14 yr old young woman who carried a message 100 miles from General Green to General Sumter ask him to join forces with him against the British.  On the second day she was captured by three British soldiers.  Before she could be searched she committed the dispatch to memory and then ate it.  When nothing was found on her she was let go.  She made it to General Sumter and delivered the message. General Sumter joined his forces with General Green and they were victorious! wee the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWs6U7A20eg

  • Karen McCain

    I love Emily Geiger! A 14 yr old young woman who carried a message 100
    miles from General Green to General Sumter ask him to join forces with
    him against the British.  On the second day she was captured by three
    British soldiers.  Before she could be searched she committed the
    dispatch to memory and then ate it.  When nothing was found on her she
    was let go.  She made it to General Sumter and delivered the message. General Sumter joined his forces with General Green and they were victorious! See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWs6U7A20eg

  • Anonymous

    A Revolutionary War Narrative by Joseph Plumb Martin.It details the hardships endured by him in that War.He joined as a teenager & was with Washington’s Troops from the escape from Brooklyn Heights to the end of the War.It’s a perspective unique to the ordinary foot soldier.The book was referenced in a History Channel Special telecast several years ago.It’s out of print & hard to find,but well worth the effort.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000024803156 Wendy McDaniel

    This is a true story of my great great grandfather, David Lewis, who was an LDS Pioneer, and a survivor and an eye witness of the Haun’s Mill tragedy that happened on October 30, 1838.  Three days earlier, Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs signed an extermination order, making it legal to shoot and kill all Mormons. (this order was astonishingly not stricken from public record until the 1970s when some guy tried to use it as his defense when he killed a Mormon.) It was a sunny afternoon on October 30th, when an anti-Mormon mob in the guise of the Missouri Militia, descended on the small Mormon village, where Jacob Haun, a non-member, owned some land a mill lived. Just two days before, the militia demanded that the Mormons disarm themselves, which most did. This mob consisted of 300 men. This web address is the exact account, that David Lewis himself gave when he testified in court against the murders. 

    http://ourfamilyheritage.blogspot.com/2005/06/david-lewis-pioneer-forefather.html

    David was sick at the time, possibly with Cholera, which he died from later in life.  When the massacre began, David ran for a covering of trees, where he knew he would find safety.  As he ran bullets flew all around him, and he was comforted by the spirit that he would not be harmed.  As he ran, he could hear the men swearing at each other because they could not hit him.  By the time he made it to safety, he notices that his coat and panteloons were riddled with bullet holes, but not one bullet hit him.  There he sat, and watched the horrific massacre unfold. 

    After the tragedy, and soon after. David was made a leader of the David Lewis Hand Cart Company, and made it to the valley, with everyone in his watch alive and well.  His brother Tarleton, who was also at Haun’s Mill during the massacre and was wounded, came to Utah as well and became the first Bishop in the Salt Lake Valley.  David passed away Sept. 2, 1855 and is buried in the Parowan Utah cemetery.  This is a picture of me when I visited his grave for the first time in 2012. 

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474274865916669&set=a.474274679250021.114454.100000024803156&type=3&theater

    I know you will appreciate this Glenn, since you are also a member of the LDS church.  I served a mission in the New Hampshire mission, and I have a TRUE testimony that this church is TRUE.  David Lewis NEVER denied the church or Joseph Smith, and in turn was taken into custody by the militia.  I am PROUD and deeply honored to be a descendant of this magnificent man.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by Facebook or however (not sure what info to leave or not leave???) BTW I LOVE you and your go get em style,  You are the voice of the TRUE America!!!!!!

  • James Foltz

    This is a story about some of my family & our struggles & triumphs in life.  My father was one of 10 children the oldest of 4 boys.  His father, my grandfather, made an example out of him.  By this I mean he was beaten to show the younger boys what would happen if they stepped out of line.  When it came to the service, he being the eldest son was allowed to stay home to help with the farm.  Instead grandpa made him go since his 2nd son was his favorite.  My dad had flat feet & wasn’t permitted to join in fighting the war.  He was an excellent marksman & instead instructed others in a art of shooting.  He married my mother in 1944 & I was born in 1946 the 2nd of 6 children.  I was the oldest son & was also made an example of by my father to a little lesser degree than my father.  It has affected me most of my life giving me an inferiority complex as big as all outdoors.  I went in the seminary for 10 months right out of high school & then got an associates degree in civil engineering.  I was then drafted & went to Viet Nam.  I was fortunate to be in data processing.  Growing up on a farm was very good for me giving me a good work ethic.  Do to my complex my life has been very trying but my faith in the Lord has been my salvation along with an understanding wife, Anna, son Bob, daughter Elaine & 3 lovely grandchildren.  My 13 yr. old granddaughter had open heart surgery 3 weeks ago & is doing great.  Many prayers & trust in God have really helped.

    Jim Foltz
    Burlington, Ky. 41005
    859-586-1402

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.balsam James Balsam

    My uncle Charles Otis Plitt is one of our fallen heros. His story has never been told. I have it above in a summary I wrote listed above. Thank you and God bless our heros alive and fallen as we remember them this Memorial Weekend. James Balsam, Burnet Texas. https://www.facebook.com.. https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/970554_4206062569329_1287426177_n.jpg

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Commander Howard Gilmore is a legend in the submarine force because of three short words- “Take her down!” Gilmore was the commanding officer of the USS Growler (SS 215). On 7 Feb 1943, a Japanese gunboat closed range and prepared to ram the Growler. Commander Growler maneuvered to avoid the crash, and rammed the attacker instead. The Japanese vessel immediately sprayed the submarines bridge with machine gun fire, killing the officer of the deck and one lookout and wounding three other men including the captain. Commander Gilmore gave the order to clear the bridge. As the last of his men disappeared down the hatch, he realized he could not get there himself. He gave his last order: “Take her down!”

    Shows the dedication and valor of the greatest generation

    Pamela Peltonen
    Marion, Texas.
    ppeltonen@sbcglobal.net
    830-481-4433

    http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-growler-215.htm‎

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08215.htm
    http://www.ussnautilus.org/undersea/gilmore.html

  • Cp’n John

    The first edition of Journals of Congress 1776, first published in Philadelphia by Thomas Aitkin in 1777, was never completed, the last entry being October 21, 1776.  This was due to the occupation of Philadelphia by the the British army under General Howe in the fall of 1777 before the journals for 1776 could be completed, forcing Congress to evacuate first to Lancaster, then to york, Pennsylvania,  Though Congress took what it could, needless to say most of the heavy printed journals were left behind, with only a handful being smuggled out during the British occupation. Those remaining were destroyed by the British, it being rumored that many were torn up and used a bedding for the British horses.
    Since Aitkin had lost his press to the British, and the few surviving sheets,’ consisting of pages 1-424 were left, lacking the final two and a half months of the journal, Congress ordered a second edition to be printed by John Dunlap, who had printed the original broadsheet edition of the Declaration of Independence.  This he did in York, Pennsylvania between May 2 and July, 1778, when Congress could return to Philadelphia.
    Only a handful of these the first copies exist of this first edition of the Journals of Congress 1776, making it one of the rarest of documents of the American independence.
    In 1961, my now deceased father found a small bookstore near the campus of the University of Wisconsin. being an avid reader, my father entered and found some old books for sale including an old incomplete copy of the Journals of Congress 1776. Lacking even a cover. my father, nevertheless bought what he thought was an interesting old book lacking any real value for $25, nearly all the money he had, being a poor post grad with a large family.  Not wishing further damage to happen to the book, my father found a book binder who bound the journal for a couple of dollars more with a plain cardboard binding.  Since then it has been kept in my family as amemento and a curiosity.  It was not until 2000 that he saw an article in the Columbus Dispatch about this rare book and its story that my father learned of its true value.  Now it is possibly the only remaining copy that is in the possession of private individuals.

  • Anonymous

    America’s greatest female spy, Virginia Hall. During WWII, she served as a civilian with the Office of Strategic Services, America’s first formalized intelligence organization. Known as the Famous Limping Lady of the OSS, Virginia served behind the lines in Occupied France. Despite a wooden leg, the Baltimore native supervised members of the French Resistance as the Allies were making plans for D-Day. Codenamed “Diane,” she was both respected and feared by the Germans. Wanted posters with her likeness were plastered throughout France. On them, the Gestapo publicly declared:  “The woman who limps is one
    of the most dangerous Allied agents in France.”
    She was never captured. For her undercover work, Virginia was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, this nation’s second highest military award for bravery after the Medal of Honor. She is the first civilian female so honored. The WWII heroine died of natural causes in 1982. I have been researching Virginia and several other female spies for several years. For the past two decades, Virginia’s family has entrusted me with many of her stories for a presentation I give on female spies titled “Clandestine Women: The Hidden Story of Women in Espionage.” Virginia is a real crowd pleaser. On special holidays, like Memorial Day, always think about Virginia and her courage and sacrifice. Thanks, “Diane.” Linda McCarthy History is a Hoot., Inc.

  • Anonymous

    At the same time the Great Chicago Fire was burning, there were two fires even worse raging in Michigan and Wisconsin.  Check it out at http://everyonehasaboss.com/2011/03/two-fires-worse-than-the-great-chicago-fire-that-happened-the-same-day/

  • Anonymous

    The organic Constitution had the 13th Amendment as “Titles of Nobility Act” an amendment  added a “penalty” for those who had ties or allegiances to foreign powers (that could unsurp the sovereignty of the new nation:  the united states of America.  They could not  hold office in government or of any important influence,  and although could live here, could not hold citizenship.   One of these groups were attorneys that took an oath to the Crown (British Accredited Registry).   After the war of 1812, the ratified 13th Amendment was methodically and systematically removed from published sources and rumor abounded that this was never ratified by the sufficient number of states.  Technically, many believe that the united states did not win the war.  Agreement was reached that Britain would give the united states “religious freedom”  but retain ownership of the land that would be subjected to hidden taxes and fines through the judiciary system.  Why is this a possible conclusion?  If the united states had “won” the war, why was the first judge appointed by the crown”?  Google TONA and you can see the research done on this subject.  http://www.barefootsworld.com

  • Anonymous

    My suggestion are 2 fold. The first one is the “Marshall Plan” and the second the “Berlin Bridge”. If it was not for those two mostly American efforts the Europe as we (sadly by now) would have never come to be . And I and many many would not be Canadians, Australians or for that matter Americans today, !! So think about the legacy you left!

  • Anonymous

    My Hero.  My mother was an army nurse in WWII.  The lead anesthesiologist knew he did not have enough help or hours in the day so he chose 4 of the skilled nurses and trained them to give anesthesia.  My mother, from then on, was a nurse anesthetist.  She assisted in surgery as anesthetist for the following 18 months until the end of the war in Europe. The 32nd General Hospital Unit that she was apart of came in on the beaches at Normandy just a few days after the invasion to set up and serve the wounded.  When she returned to the States, she calmly took up being a housewife, never mentioning this for at least 25 years. She is 91 now, still plays bridge once a day, and sometimes speaks to groups about her experiences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.keith.1257 Steve Keith

    Part of the reason the Japanese were interned in WW2

    The Niihau Incident

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabe.faulk.98 Gabe Faulk

    My grandfather served aboard the USS Houston CA30 during the early months of WWII.  This is a time period and ship little known by most Americans.  The Houston was a  North Hampton Class Cruiser, launched on 07 September 1929  she cost the US tax payers $17,000,000.  Designated as a Heavy Cruiser, but due to military restrictions upon Naval vessels instated after WWI she was in all reality a light cruiser.  Her armor plating was kept thin so her speed was fast topping out at around 32 Knots.  Her assignment was the Pacific, patrolling in the Dutch East Indies.  Her duties after 07 December 1941 was to harass Japaneses shipping lanes and defend against any invasion.  She was under the command of the Dutch, namely Rear Admiral K. Doorman.  She served along side several nations:  The Brits, the Dutch, and the Australians.  The HMAS Perth for example was a Australian cruiser who sailed along side of her during their shot time in the south Pacific.   The Houston was a sleek ship and favored by FDR, who adopted her as his own during his Presidency, and took her for a few outings.  But her favored status would not saver her from war.  After the disaster at Peal Harbor, she was one of the few American combat ships left to defend the Pacific waters. She was sent into battle with limited supplies, and most of her ammo was from WWI and in many cases did not work as intended.  She was not modernized but sent into harms way with WWI era equipment.  On the night of 28 February 1942 she found her self in surrounded by enemy ships.  Overwhelming firepower pierced her light armor sinking her in the early morning of 01 March 1942.  She carried 1,168 men into battle, of which 368 of her crew were captured by the Japanese.  Those 368 men became POW’s of the Japanese for the next 3  1/2 years.  They spent their days in dire situations.   They were no longer military men but became forced labor–slaves (no, less than slaves due to the brutality of their hosts) building the famous Burmese Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai.  Of the 368 survivors only 291 returned home–my grandfather was one of those.  Their sacrifice kept the Japanese from having total control over the Dutch East Indies.  She and those ships and crew who served with and on her did their very best to defend an impossible task.  Never forget the men and women who serve our Country, especially those who gave up their lives for their beliefs.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobinShelleyRS Robin Shelley

    Tea Party (right-wing, capitalist philosophy patriots, constitutional 9/12 project, molon labe, pro-Israel.) •
    1140 Wall St., POB 442, La Jolla CA 92038 U. S. A. •
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    dealfinancing4u@yahoo.com • Facebook – RobinShelleyRS •

    Date: © 5-28-13
    PS Time: 6:26 pm

    Der Glenn,

    Japan had started WW II in 1931 by attacking Manchuria. The Japanese saw that this action was ignored, so they attacked China

    in 1937. Japan and Stalin went to war from 5-11 to 9-16-1939. Stalin, not wanting a two front war, signed a non-aggression pact

    with Hitler on 8-23-1939; thus freeing Hitler to attack Poland on 9-1-1939 and to give about 2/3rd to Stalin.

    FDR, a Fabian socialist, desperately wanting to help Stalin, knew the Japanese secret code, probably gave that information to

    Stalin and along with Britain, embargoed and cut off shipments of American oil, iron and aviation supplies to Japan in 1940.

    Nazi Germany under Hitler, invaded the Soviet Union under Stalin, on 6-22-1941. Hitler needed their oil.

    In 7-1941 FDR froze Japanese money assets in America.

    http://www.warbirdforum.com/fdrnote.htm, http://www.daveblackonline.com/lying_presidents.htm,

    FDR, on 9-30-1939, to help Stalin, sent American pilot volunteers, “The Flying Tigers,” to train Chinese fighter pilots and to fight

    the Japanese.

    FDR further induced the Japanese to attack us, by concentrating our Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor. FDR did this to change

    American anti-war cultural emotions or feelings about WW II, into pro-war and as always, to help Stalin. As soon as Japan

    attacked us, Hitler then declared war on us as well. FDR then ignored China and concentrated on fighting Hitler to help Stalin.

    Remember these eight (8) American volunteer groups and individuals that fought evil and oppression abroad: 1) “Our 56

    Founding Fathers;” 2) “Texas Independence;” 3) “Lafayette Escadrille;” 4) “Abraham Lincoln Brigade;” 5) “Yankee Squadron;”

    6) “Eagle Squadrons;” 7) “Flying Tigers” and 8) “Individuals” fighting for Israel in 1948.

    Be prosperous,

    Robin Shelley

    Date: © 5-28-13
    PS Time: 6:26 pm

  • Anonymous

    My late father was a sailor in the South Pacific during WWII. He wrote my mother a 19 page letter over a period of months describing in detail Navy life at sea, which I copied and made into a short book entitled “My Darling Sharly” (his nickname for mom). Their ship first  landed in Hawaii where the Royal Hawaiian Hotel was used as he described it, as a “rest home for submarine men”. He was a “radar man, 1st Class, and described their ship “being tied up beside a sister ship (a can of our class) that had just returned for repairs. She had been hit by a suicide plane. We heard next to nothing about suicide tactics before leaving the states but here it was the topic of lots of conversations. It was all new to us and, for my own part, very bad for morale because the plane had come to a flaming halt against the back of the air search radar but not before knocking it over at a 45 degree angle, practically laying it in the operator’s lap.”  That was his general quarters station — air search radar!  After leaving Pearl their ship headed for a place no one had ever heard of, Ulithi. I’m no sure but I think it is part of the Philippines.  The letter goes on describing each stop and their incredible fortune to never have been hit for the many months at sea in September 1945, though at each port they landed saw many ships hit by Kamikaze planes. Toward the end of the letter  he wrote, “a bunch of us were hanging around CIC shooting the breeze when one of the radios being monitored there came on with a loud voice and simply said, “HEY, THE WAR’S OVER !” It seemed a terrible new bomb had been dropped on Japan from one of our planes that had practically wiped out a whole city. And then he followed up with a message that had been intercepted from San Francisco saying the Japenese had agreed to our terms. Soon, all hell it seemed, had broken loose! We went on deck to watch the fun. Many ships had broken into their pyrotechnic lockers and were shooting the various colored flares and rockets ordinarily used for emergencies and distress signals. At the very height of the celebrating, the radio station in control during air raids sent out a “Flash Red – Control Yellow” meaning air attack was headed our way and all ships go to General Quarters. Things quieted down immediately and then they informed us that there was to be no more foolishness and that the “Flash Red” was sent out just to bring some semblance of order. Our own ship had been very well behaved, watching the others.”

    I wish I could write more detail, but it is 8 typewritten pages, 19 handwritten. It was so well written many have said Irvin Meeks should have been a writer to which I concur. I was born during his deployment April 1945, a war baby. If there is a physical address I could send this fantastic letter to, I would be delighted to copy and forward it.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Zerses

    Glenn, if you are to have a complete “history” view of our past, please go to Williamsburg, Virginia and talk to the people who LIVE inside the same buildings that were there since the 1700s and earlier.

    http://www.history.org/

    I hope you get the opportunity to see what they have done with just two days to show people how the conversation went BEFORE the war and how it the war started  which happens on the second day of the two day event – if you do it on a hot day you will hate it, but if done on a cool day or in winter – then you’d know what the reality was then, before Virginia, Maryland and DC had the sophistication and and drained swamps and massive snow.

    I wish this operation were expanded – maybe you can do it similarly with other historical sites eventually.

    Not all who work there live in the buildings, but those who do, and those who work, such as the blacksmith, should be interviewed – they aren’t getting rich making sure those buildings stay healthy and “living history” to this day.

    I thought that Knotts Berry Farm started out trying to tell the story of California before the sensational rides insanity overwhelmed that park AND Disneyland AND Disney WORLD where Disney had tried to start a CITY, not a park…

    Even Disneyland had historical rides and events/displays BACK in the 1960s to early, early 70s.

    We had so many “technological” breakthroughs that we were being shown in the “GE Carousel of Progress” and the amazingly lifelike animatronics of Lincoln and the Presidents that I believe replaced the GE event.

    Ya know, we seem to be going backwards in every area, government, business, amusement parks, and education… time to start from the beginning in Virginia and tell it as a living story – some are doing their level best to keep the stories alive, literally.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.getscher Glenn Getscher

    I have few historical facts that my mother and uncle Mylan Stout taught me regarding elary American history. Uncle Mylan since passed away, but anyone that attended University of Nebraska 20 or more years ago know Professor Stout.  I’m life long conservative and a convert to the church too!

    Glenn Getscher
    4308 NE Sunset Blvd., Unit i-2
    Renton WA  98059

    (425) 988-3219
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/debra.record.5 Debra Record

    One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II [Bargain Price][Hardcover]
    Lita Judge (Author, Illustrator) The following book review comes from AmazonBook DescriptionRelease date: June 5, 2007 | Age Range: 5 – 9 yearsWhen author/illustrator Lita Judge found hundreds of tracings of feet in her grandmother’s attic, she was intrigued and moved to share the story behind them.One Thousand Tracings tells that story. In the aftermath of World War II a family in America established contact with a family in Germany and to help them sent them supplies, including shoes. The German family was extremely grateful and asked if their American friends would help others in Europe. Soon shoe tracings from all over the continent started pouring in to the modest Midwest farm. The network of families helping from the U.S. started to grow so that ultimately hundreds of people on both sides of the Atlantic were touched by this remarkable process.Illustrated with a combination of paintings and collages of original photographs and foot tracings, this moving story is a granddaughter’s tender tribute to her grandparent’s who organized this relief effort.  By sending hope and kindness they began healing the wounds of war. It is powerful reminder of the importance of humanitarianism during wartime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/parrish.quick Parrish Quick

    What happened in the Pacific Theater between the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo? No one ever talks about this period of the war because this is when Japan was on the move in Indonesia, Malaysia and the South Pacific handing us defeat at every turn. Much is made of the defensive fight on the Philippines and Corregidor, fair enough. But little to nothing is ever mentioned about the remnants of the Asiatic Fleet, the formation of ABDA, the battles of the Java Sea (which at the time was the largest naval gunnery battle between ships since Jutland in WW1), or their ultimate SACRIFICE. Many men died at Sea and but for those who lost family their sacrifice has gone virtually unsung for all these years. Specifically though I would like to mention the men of the USS Houston CA30, a heavy cruiser and the last of the ABDA fleet to go down fighting in the Sunda Straight on March 1st, 1942. After a heroic firefight the survivors spent 8-9 hours in the water only to be pulled from the sea to be transported in Hellships to Moulmein Burma where they would be used as slave labor to build the Burma Death Railway. Many survivors of the Houston’s final battle never came home. The ones that did make it through to come home have told a story of the patriotic AMERICAN can do spirit and compassion for their fellow POW’s. This is a great adventure into heroism, sacrifice, and love for your fellow man in the the most desperate of times and conditions and I urge everyone to research it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/parrish.quick Parrish Quick

     Well said! Guess I should have read before posting myself. My great Uncle was a Marine stationed on the Houston and survived the Railroad too.God Bless the Men of the Houston!

    Lest we forget!

  • hilchar

    Here is one that we never learned about in American history.  The Bonus Army.  I guess the powers that be were to ashamed to teach us about it.

  • Anonymous

    Hello Glenn,
        I have watched you since you have been on tv. I really like THE BLAZE. Keep up the great
    work.  I have sent you & FOX several times, an E-Mail from Paul Harvey, dated 12/4/2001.
    It tells about Hillary & the black panthers killing a man, when they were in college. I will try
    to send it to you. Thanks

  • Anonymous

    The Civil War had a lot more to do with the Transcontinental Railroad and Lincolns financial backers than the textbooks would have you believe.

    In 1853 the United States purchased a large tract of land in what is now New Mexico and Arizona from Mexico. The intention was to provide a right of way for a Transcontinental Railroad across the lowest possible point of the Continental Divide. This rout being the easiest in the way of engineering and as the majority of the rout being in slave states labor would be less expensive by an order of magnitude.

    Now the Northern Railroad companies found themselves at a marked competitive disadvantage. Not only would they be forced to pay wage labor to construct a transcontinental railroad but they would also have the highest part of the Rocky Mountains but the Sierra range to build a railroad over. The whole point in this exercise was to reach the thriving northern California gold fields.

    In order to cut off the southern rout the railroads recruited a lawyer who was working extensively for the Illinois Central Railroad, Abraham Lincoln. The “anti-slavery” Republican party was bankrolled by a consortium of railroads that would become Credit Mobilier the sham company that would finance the Transcontinental Railroad.

    With Lincoln in the Whitehouse and a Civil War in full swing the charters for the Northern Route of the Transcontinental Railroad sailed through the Congress with stock in Credit Mobilier issued as bribes to influential members of Congress and others to “grease the skids” and expedite the process.

    The moral of this? Abraham Lincoln was not pure as the driven snow as history commonly paints him. There were deeper and ulterior motives behind the Civil War than a desire to free the slaves. Left to it’s natural progression the tractor would have made slavery economically obsolete by the 1870′s 1880′s. Instead this country is still dealing with the poisonous aftermath of the Civil War.           

  • Anonymous

    When Franklin Roosevelt needed someone to be in charge of the production of armaments for World War II, Bernard Baruch suggested the President of General Motors, William ‘Big Bill’ Knudsen. When Roosevelt found out about Knudsen, he said ” It wouldn’t do to have the head of the largest corporation in that job. It would look as though I was in favor of ‘big business’”. Baruch was told to find someone else. Les than a month later, he told Roosevelt ‘Knudsen’. Knudsen was put in command of industrial manufacturing of war materiel, and in doing so earned the nickname ‘The Speed-Up King’. Rossevelt’s distrust of big business nearly cost us the war.

  • Anonymous

    When Franklin Roosevelt needed someone to be in charge of the production of armaments for World War II, Bernard Baruch suggested the President of General Motors, William ‘Big Bill’ Knudsen. When Roosevelt found out about Knudsen, he said ” It wouldn’t do to have the head of the largest corporation in that job. It would look as though I was in favor of ‘big business’”. Baruch was told to find someone else. Les than a month later, he told Roosevelt ‘Knudsen’. Knudsen was put in command of industrial manufacturing of war materiel, and in doing so earned the nickname ‘The Speed-Up King’. Rossevelt’s distrust of big business nearly cost us the war.

  • Anonymous

    Hayim Solomon personaly & with help of Philadelphia Jews helped finance the Revolutionary War & died penniless because he was never paid back. I don’t think he was bitter over this, but to American Anti-Semites a simple thank you to him wouls be appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=675963372 Shane Thompson

    I found a story while researching my Family tree on ancestry.com of John Emerson he was my 7th Great Grandfather and  he was a “Regulator” before the Revolutionary war. I was never told of these events while learning history in school. According to sources the regulators fought the British before the Revoltuion had begun. Below is what i found from Ancetry.

    The full account comes from the Archives of Sons of Dewitt Colony, Texas.
     http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/mckstmerreg1.htm

     

    Here is an excerpt, containing the fate of James Emerson: 

    TRYON’S AMNESTY PROCLAMATION
    31 MAY 1771

    North Carolina.  By His Excellency  William Tryon Esquire His
    Majesty’s Captain General and Governor in chief in and over the said
    Province.  A Proclamation.  Whereas I am informed that many Persons
    who have been concerned in the late Rebellion are desirous of submitting
    themselves to Government, I do therefore give notice that every Person who will
    come in, either mine or General Waddells Camp, lay down the Arms, take the Oath
    of Allegiance, and promise to pay all Taxes that are now due or may hereafter
    become due by them respectively, and submit to the Laws of this Country, shall
    have His Majesty’s most gracious and free pardon for all Treasons Insurrections
    and Rebellions done or committed on or before the 16th Inst., provided they
    make their submission aforesaid on or before the 10th of June next. The
    following Persons are however excepted from the Benefit of this Proclamation,
    Viz. All the outlaws, the prisoners in Camp, and the undernamed persons, Samuel
    Jones, Joshua Teague, Samuel Waggoner, Simon Dunn, Jr., Abraham Creson, Benjamin Merrit [Merrill], James
    Wilkerson, Sr., Edward Smith, John Bumpass, Joseph Boring, William Rankin,
    William Robeson, John Winkler and John Wilcox. Given under my Hand and the
    Great Seal of the said Province at Hainay Camp this 31st May a Dom 1771. Wm.
    Tryon God save the King.

    (The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 8, 1769-1771, By William L.
    Saunders, Secretary of State, Raleigh NC 1890).

    During the first part of June, the joint forces of Tryon and Waddell marched
    to the Moravian settlement of “Bethlehem” (Salem?), where they
    celebrated the King’s birthday and otherwise refreshed themselves. Afterwards,
    General Waddell marched 600 men to Rowan and Tryon counties to “bring the
    Inhabitants to a submission to Government.” On Friday, June 14, the army
    was again in Hillsborough. The occasion was the first day of a special Court of
    Oyer and Terminer called by the governor under terms of the Johnston Riot Act.
    Chief Justice Martin Howard and Associate Justices Maurice Moore and Richard
    Henderson conducted the court, at which a jury tried fourteen captured
    Regulators on charges of high treason. For security, the fourteen prisoners had
    been marching with the army since the Battle of Alamance. Twelve Regulators
    were found guilty and were brought before the bench, where Judge Howard read
    the sentence for high treason against the crown. According to a contemporary
    newspaper account, Howard’s chilling words were:

    I must now close my afflicting Duty, by pronouncing upon you the awful
    Sentence of the Law; which is, that you… be carried to the place from whence
    you came, that you be drawn from thence to the Place of Execution, where you
    are to be hanged by the Neck; that you be cut down while yet alive, that your
    Bowels be taken out and burnt before your Face, that your Head be cut off, your
    Body divided into Four Quarters, and this to be at his Majesty’s Disposal; and
    the Lord have Mercy on your Soul.

    Of the twelve found guilty, six men were hanged—hanged only, since the
    gruesome details of the sentence had been omitted from actual execution
    practices for centuries. The names of only three of the condemned men have been
    ascertained:

    Benjamin Merrill,
    Robert Matear (Matter), and James Pugh. Six of the men were pardoned
    at Tryon’s behest: Forest Mercer, James Stewart,
    James Emerson, Hermon Cox, William Brown, and James Copeland.

    Although the punishment for high treason also included confiscation of the
    guilty man’s property, Tryon later appealed to the King on behalf of the
    condemned men’s families, and their property rights were retained. The actual
    hangings took place just outside Hillsborough. A spot had been selected for
    erecting the gallows, and land around this spot was cleared for assembly of the
    army. The prisoners were escorted to the place of execution by the entire body
    of militiamen. After the “final words” of Merrill, who pled for his
    family’s property and denounced his own “delusion,” and Pugh, who
    remained defiant, the prisoners were hooded and the ropes placed around their
    necks. As the traps were sprung, the only other sound came from the militia
    colors flapping in the wind.

    Two days later, Tryon bid farewell to his troops and hurried back to New
    Bern. Recently, he had been notified of his appointment as Governor of New
    York, and in less than a week he would leave the colony forever. Edmund Fanning
    would follow Tryon to New York, and would become the Governor’s personal secretary.
    Both men would continue to rise in rank and honors. Within six weeks after the
    Battle of Alamance, over 6,000 former Regulators had taken the oath of
    allegiance and-received pardons. The movement had been crushed completely.

    Two opposing myths have grown up around the Regulators and their movement.
    The first claims that Regulator principles were the same as those of the
    American Revolution and that, therefore, Alamance could be considered the first
    battle of that Revolution. There is much historical evidence to the contrary.
    Repeatedly, in petitions, “advertisements,” and private letters, the
    Regulators swore allegiance to the British crown. Whereas the patriots of the
    American Revolution wanted a new government, the Regulators wished to reform the
    existing one. As historian R. D. W. Connor comments

    A revolution involves a change of principles in government and is
    constitutional in its significance; an insurrection is an uprising of
    individuals to prevent the execution of laws and aims at a change of agents who
    administer, or the matter of administering affairs under forms or principles
    that remain intact.

    The Regulator movement, then, must be regarded as an ”insurrection.”

  • Anonymous

    My husband (Paul Althouse-80 years old now) read this story.  He read it sometime in the early 1960s, probably in US News and World or one of those types of magazines.  He can’t really remember.  The story said that World War 1 veterans were promised a bonus after the war which they were supposed to get sometime around 1940-1943.  When the 1929 depression happened and many were without jobs or money to feed their families, a group of them got together and went to Washington DC to ask for their bonuses early.  They camped on the whitehouse lawn in cardboard boxe, tents and whatever.  Dwight D. Eisenhower was a major in the army at the time.  He told the vets to go home, and that they were not going to get any money.  They refused to leave.  Eisenhower told the soldiers at the Whitehouse to remove the vets and when they wouldn’t go, the soldiers killed about nine of the vets.

    Paul does not know if this story was true and does not know how to find the old article.

  • Kathy Ann

    A very little known story of patriots is that of the members of the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Kansas. During the Civil War, they did tremendous work to help fight slavery.  It is a story you need to research and share!

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle
  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.dee.10485 Joe Dee

    I just finished reading “The 1874 invasion of Montana” by Don Weibert..
    Being interested in the LBH and the Sioux Indian Wars of 1876, this book showed what american spirit was with all it’s wart’s and blemishes but most importantly about quiet honor and integrity  It opened my eyes to how history is almost never how it really happens makes me know want to dig deeper into the facts,so to speak.

    Also,what i consider a must read for everyone-  ”In Lubianka’s Shadow”  by Leopold Braun, the Religious emissary in Moscow for FDR from 1934-1945 and it is his memoirs of life under Stalin and so much more.  Again, it reaffirms what history under Stalin was from a first person account.

    Thank You  

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    Here is the document! written by friend David Horowitz of www.frontpagemag.com ’ Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution- the Saul Alinsky model’ free download / a must read/ so you can answer the DUMBASSES that have yet to rub the sleep out of their eyes and question….UHHHHH, So , yeah it looks kinda bad but, I been [ busy/ drunk/ high / in College / under a rock ] How did we get here? model’ http://frontpagemag.com/upload/pamphlets/Rules-for-Revolution-Alinsky.pdf

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    America’s War with Islam Since 1784.It’s not a quick read but following the bunny trail of history seldom is…if you want it to make sense. so bookmark  and save it for when you have your blanky, binky and cuppa comfort. Use it to ground your opinion in fact and educate the dumbasses and doubters when they ‘spout the propaganda’.  Blow them a raspberry, send them the link.. and know that they slept in or were too busy sucking face in that section of the library… America has been fighting Islamists for longer than many realize. Even before independence was declared, American ships were pirated and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the “Dey of Algiers”—an Ottoman Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. Priot to that Pagan Arab Caliphate goals reach back into antiquity and morphed into Islam only in the 7th century.Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat…https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/adapted-from-dr-peter-hammonds-book-slavery-terrorism-and-islam-the-historical-r/10151010470200576The burning of libraries was one of the most heinous of the many Muslim crimes against humanityhttps://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/the-burning-of-libraries-was-one-of-the-most-heinous-of-the-many-muslim-crimes-a/10151353412110576′ Radical Muslims, Environmentalists, and Jihad” FITS Satanic and Ancient Arab Pagan Roots of Moon, Stars, Earth Worship.https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/-radical-muslims-environmentalists-and-jihad-fits-satanic-and-ancient-arab-pagan/10151671554205576As Benjamin Franklin pointed out: For a Muslim to keep his word to an Infidel at the expense of opportunities to expand Islamic power is the Islamic equivalent of a mortal sin.

    U.S. ships came under attack and in October 1784 the American trader “Betsey” was taken by Moroccan forces. This was followed with Algerians and Libyans (Tripolitans) capturing two more U.S. ships in 1785.

    President Thomas Jefferson led America into the First Barbary War. From May 1801 to June 10, 1805, sailors and Marines of the young American nation fought battles immortalized in a line of the Marine Hymn: “to the shores of Tripoli.” 

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, reported the reasons for the Muslims’ hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts. …that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.

    Jefferson, ever the scholar, had the Koran trsanslated and printed in English  for the education of American public, that they may understand that the Ideology of Islam and the Ideologies of the American Republic could never co-exist on the same soil.  Jefferson’s Koran, however, has been used  in recent years to install at last coiunt 3 US Congressmen with their oath of office. In that act, of course pledging their obedience to the Koran to destroy the US Constitution and establish Sharia of America. 

    In 1815, Americans led by President James Madison fought Algerians in the Second Barbary War leading to another treaty under which the Muslims paid American $10,000 for damages.

     The Algerian ruler almost immediately repudiated the new treaty after the U.S. departure and again began piracy and the enslavement of captured Christian sailors necessitating an 1816 Anglo-Dutch shelling of Algiers and ultimately the colonization of Algeria in 1830 and Tunisia in 1881 by France and Libya in 1911 by Italy. By then most of the Islamic world was under Christian domination.

    In the mid 1800s the turf war by the royal houses of Europe over a warm water port in the Baltic encompasses the faltering Ottoman Empire after the Napoleaonic wars.  The same real estate of Chechin Muslims is the kindling that lights the fire of World War 1.

    Road to war
    Istanbul at sunset  ©In July 1853, Russia occupied the Danubian Principalities (Moldavia and Walachia) to pressure Istanbul, but this threatened Austria’s economic lifeline – the Danube. For a ‘sick man’, Turkey proved remarkably dextrous and aggressive. Outwitting Austria, Britain and France, who still favoured a diplomatic settlement, they declared war in October 1853 and attacked the Russians.

    In late November, the Russian Black Sea fleet annihilated a Turkish squadron at Sinope. Britain, anxious to secure her trade with Turkey and access to India by maintaining the Ottoman regime, saw this as an insult and popular opinion made a vigorous response inevitable.

    Britain and France demanded that Russia evacuate, setting their ultimatum to expire in late March 1854.
    The arriviste French empire, for its part, was desperate for military glory and revenge for its defeat at the hands of Russia in 1812. For them, the Ottoman-Turkish empire was incidental.

     With the Ottoman Empire defeated in WW1, secularist Turkish rebels in 1923 overthrew the last Islamic Caliphate, destroying the pinnacle of Islamist power and ending a line of succession allegedly reaching back to Mohammed.
    They were driven back into their ancient tribal ways until the discovery of oil under their feet. Oil that the Germans needed to build their Nazi War machne, and that became the tie that binds.

    1920 Sept. 16, New York City: TNT bomb planted in unattended horse-drawn wagon exploded on Wall Street opposite House of Morgan, killing 35 people and injuring hundreds more. Bolshevist or anarchist terrorists believed responsible, but crime never solved.

    1924 the Muslim Broitherhood is established in Chicago Illinios, it’s goal ? the  creation of an Islamic State of America and the Islamification of the United States

    The Nazi & Islamic Alliance – WW2 Collaborator The Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem
    http://kafircrusaders.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/video-the-nazi-islamic-alliance-ww2-collaborator-the-grand-mufti-of-jerusalem/

    1942 Nazi Germany and Iran [the Aryians] partner with Adolf Hitler. Following the outbreak of World War 2 and Britain’s attention focused elsewhere. Muhammad Amin al-Husayni and his Arab nationalists attempted to overthrow the British rulers of Palestine. This attempted failed and the Mufti was forced to flee into exile.

     Wanted by the British and sharing the same imense hatred for the Jews, it was only a matter of time before the Mufti as voice of the Arab Muslims turned up in Hitlers Nazi Germany. Making such a good impression, he was given a propaganda role for the Nazi’s and his own radio program aimed at Arabs from where he issued a fatwa declaring Muslims at war against the British.

    His propaganda position and subsequent recruitment of Muslims to the Nazi cause saw his position elevated and a strong bond formed with Himler and the SS. He played a pivotal role in the decision to commit genocide of the Jews.  Hitler was reportedly content with deporting the Jews out of Europe to Palestine.  Husseini perceived this as a threat to his stronghold in Palestine and pushed successfully for the extermination of the European Jews.

    While in Bosnia, Amin Al-Husseini takes the title “Protector of Islam”.  One hundred thousand (100,000) Bosnian Muslims join the Nazi ranks. They seek Nazi approval to establish autonomous Nazi protectorate for Bosnian Muslims.Bosnian ethnic cleansing under Amin al Husseini: . Orthodox Christian Serbs:  200,000 killed. Jewish Bosnians: 22,000 killed  . Gypsies:    over 40,000 killed

    Amin Al Husseini creates the Hanzar Division of Nazi Muslim Soldiers in Bosnia, which he calls ‘the cream of Islam’.  It becomes the largest division of the Third Reich Army (26,000 men) and participates actively in the genocide of Serbian and Jewish populations.  
    http://kafircrusaders.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/video-the-nazi-islamic-alliance-ww2-collaborator-the-grand-mufti-of-jerusalem/

    Read about the Grand Mufti and Islams alliance with Hitlers Nazi Germany in more detail here http://www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com/amin_en.html

    1960′s – MB Infiltrates America
     
    Fueled by the hate-filled theological rhetoric of Islamists like Sayyid Qutub, the 1960′s saw the Muslim Brotherhood begin to lay the ground work for
     
    “destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house”. 
     
    In 1963, at the University of Illinois, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) was first established by the Brotherhood. 
     
    MSA National is a student movement, providing a broad platform for Muslim students of all diverse backgrounds for the past four decades. On January 1st, 1963, about 75 Muslim students, representing nearly 10 campus organizations, met at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois to consider coordinating their efforts. The result was an organization known as the Muslim Students Association of the US & Canada or more commonly known as MSA National. MSA National’s broad goals are to:
    help Muslim student organizations to implement Islamic programs and projects,mobilize and coordinate the human and material resources of Muslim student organizations,and educate, mobilize, and empower students
    Many current national leaders, speakers, and scholars have built this organization and credit part of their training to MSA National. [source: msa website]
    Since it’s inception, the Muslim Student Association has been very successful at penetrating academia and subverting the education system in America. As of today, MSA lists more than 140 affiliated groups from college campuses ll across America.  
     
     
    MSA has also generated additional Jihadist organizations and Islamist groups. 
     
    ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) is one such spin off. ISNA was mentioned by name in the Brotherhood’s 1991 General Strategic Goal for North America memorandum. 
     
    In 1983, MSA National gave birth to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), to be the umbrella of Islamic organizations that sprang from MSA in North America. MSA National maintains continuous affiliation with ISNA. As an affiliate of ISNA, historically, the MSA National President has a seat on the ISNA Majlis Ash-shura. [source: msa website]
     
     
    Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American born Jihadist, was elected to the position of President for the Colorado State chapter of the Muslim Student Association while he attended.
    Mr. Awlaki was neither among the most conservative Muslim students nor among the libertines who tossed aside religious restrictions on drinking and sex. He ran successfully for president of the Muslim Student Association against a Saudi student who was far stricter. [source: nytimes]

     

    Additionally, the 1960′s marked the beginning stages in a period of increased mosque construction in all parts of the country. 

     

    Construction of mosques sped up in the 1920s and 1930s, and by 1952, there were over 20 mosques. Although the first mosque was established in the U.S. in 1915, relatively few mosques were founded before the 1960s. Eighty-seven percent of mosques in the U.S. were founded within the last three decades according to the Faith Communities Today (FACT) survey. [soure: wikipedia]

    During this time, plans were developed for the very first “Islamic Center” in New York.

    Plans for a large Islamic center in New York were originally drawn up in the late 1960s as the first cultural center occupied a location at 1 Riverside Drive by 72nd street.The first Islamic Center started functioning on a small scale from a modest townhouse at that address. However, the board of trustees later aspired to build a new larger center in a way suiting its prestigious position in the community, and to be one of the landmarks of New York City.

    Construction was delayed during the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait and the First Gulf War. The mosque opened on April 15, 1991, for the feast of Eid ul-Fitr. In the end, more than 46 Muslim countries made contributions toward the $17 million construction cost of the mosque. [source: wikipedia]
    Of particular significance is the cast of characters involved in planning for this House of Jihad. [Ground Zero Imam] Feisal Rauf’s own father played a critical role in bringing this first “Islamic Center” to New York. 

    Rauf’s father studied and taught at Islam’s closest equivalent to the Vatican — Al-Azhar University — beside Hassan al-Banna, perpetuating the pious family tradition of radicalism. In 1948, Rauf’s father fled Egypt, during its first MB crackdown; Feisal was born in Kuwait. In 1965, Feisal’s father left Malaysia for New York City to stealthily buy two thirds of an E.96th Street block for an Islamic “personal trust,” revealing its $1.3 million Islamic money from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Libya only after construction of the MB mosque began in 1984.
    [excerpt from this report]

    According the 1991 General Strategic Goal for North America memo, Islamic Centers functions as very critical infrastructure assets for the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to subvert the US government and then (ultimately) forcibly take over America.

    17. Understanding the role and the nature of work of “The Islamic Center” in every city with what achieves the goal of the process of settlement

    The center we seek is the one which constitutes the “axis” of our Movement, the “perimeter” of the circle of our work, our “balance center”, the “base” for our rise and our “Dar al-Arqam” to educate us, prepare us andsupply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” of our prayers.

    Meaning that the “center’s” role should be the same as the “mosque’s” role during the time of God’s prophet, God’s prayers and peace be upon him, when he marched to “settle” the Dawa’ in its first generation in Madina. from the mosque, he drew the Islamic life and provided to the world the most magnificent and fabulous civilization humanity knew.

    This mandates that, eventually, the region, the branch and the Usra turn into “operations rooms” for planning, direction, monitoring and leadership for the Islamic center in order to be a role model to be followed. 

    It’s important to consistently point out that Al-Qaeda is the hell spawn of the Muslim Brotherhood (just as Hamas). Violent Jihad, like political Jihad, is merely one of multiple tactics that all work hand in hand.

    Anyway, as with the 1928 – Birth of the Brotherhood page, this page is not intended to provide a full history of the Jihadist activity during this time period. The idea is to provide just enough pertinent history information to help people to understand the history of what dealing with today and hopefully help people to start connecting the dots.

    Know that America has been under silent siege by Muhammad’s army for many decades. Academia, our political system, Defense department, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement, have ALL been subverted by Allah’s ninja warriors and stealth Jihad. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    What is the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) and why do we have it?
     
    by Greg Hobbs November 1, 1999
     
    The FED is a central bank. Central banks are supposed to implement a country’s fiscal policies. They monitor commercial banks to ensure that they maintain sufficient assets, like cash, so as to remain solvent and stable. Central banks also do business, such as currency exchanges and gold transactions, with other central banks. In theory, a central bank should be good for a country, and they might be if it wasn’t for the fact that they are not owned or controlled by the government of the country they are serving. Private central banks, including our FED, operate not in the interest of the public good but for profit.
     
    There have been three central banks in our nation’s history. The first two, while deceptive and fraudulent, pale in comparison to the scope and size of the fraud being perpetrated by our current FED. What they all have in common is an insidious practice known as “fractional banking.”
     
    Fractional banking or fractional lending is the ability to create money from nothing, lend it to the government or someone else and charge interest to boot. The practice evolved before banks existed. Goldsmiths rented out space in their vaults to individuals and merchants for storage of their gold or silver. The goldsmiths gave these “depositors” a certificate that showed the amount of gold stored. These certificates were then used to conduct business.
     
    In time the goldsmiths noticed that the gold in their vaults was rarely withdrawn. Small amounts would move in and out but the large majority never moved. Sensing a profit opportunity, the goldsmiths issued double receipts for the gold, in effect creating money (certificates) from nothing and then lending those certificates (creating debt) to depositors and charging them interest as well.
     
    Since the certificates represented more gold than actually existed, the certificates were “fractionally” backed by gold. Eventually some of these vault operations were transformed into banks and the practice of fractional banking continued.
     
    Keep that fractional banking concept in mind as we examine our first central bank, the First Bank of the United States (BUS). It was created, after bitter dissent in the Congress, in 1791 and chartered for 20 years. A scam not unlike the current FED, the BUS used its control of the currency to defraud the public and establish a legal form of usury.
     
    This bank practiced fractional lending at a 10:1 rate, ten dollars of loans for each dollar they had on deposit. This misuse and abuse of their public charter continued for the entire 20 years of their existence. Public outrage over these abuses was such that the charter was not renewed and the bank ceased to exist in 1811.
     
    The war of 1812 left the country in economic chaos, seen by bankers as another opportunity for easy profits. They influenced Congress to charter the second central bank, the Second Bank of the United States (SBUS), in 1816.
     
    The SBUS was more expansive than the BUS. The SBUS sold franchises and literally doubled the number of banks in a short period of time. The country began to boom and move westward, which required money. Using fractional lending at the 10:1 rate, the central bank and their franchisees created the debt/money for the expansion.
     
    Things boomed for a while, then the banks decided to shut off the debt/money, citing the need to control inflation. This action on the part of the SBUS caused bankruptcies and foreclosures. The banks then took control of the assets that were used as security against the loans.
     
    Closely examine how the SBUS engineered this cycle of prosperity and depression. The central bank caused inflation by creating debt/money for loans and credit and making these funds readily available. The economy boomed. Then they used the inflation which they created as an excuse to shut off the loans/credit/money.
     
    The resulting shortage of cash caused the economy to falter or slow dramatically and large numbers of business and personal bankruptcies resulted. The central bank then seized the assets used as security for the loans. The wealth created by the borrowers during the boom was then transferred to the central bank during the bust. And you always wondered how the big guys ended up with all the marbles.
     
    Now, who do you think is responsible for all of the ups and downs in our economy over the last 85 years? Think about the depression of the late ’20s and all through the ’30s. The FED could have pumped lots of debt/money into the market to stimulate the economy and get the country back on track, but did they? No; in fact, they restricted the money supply quite severely. We all know the results that occurred from that action, don’t we?
     
    Why would the FED do this? During that period asset values and stocks were at rock bottom prices. Who do you think was buying everything at 10 cents on the dollar? I believe that it is referred to as consolidating the wealth. How many times have they already done this in the last 85 years?
     
    Do you think they will do it again?
     
    Just as an aside at this point, look at today’s economy. Markets are declining. Why? Because the FED has been very liberal with its debt/credit/money. The market was hyper inflated. Who creates inflation? The FED. How does the FED deal with inflation? They restrict the debt/credit/money. What happens when they do that? The market collapses.
     
    Several months back, after certain central banks said they would be selling large quantities of gold, the price of gold fell to a 25-year low of about $260 per ounce. The central banks then bought gold. After buying at the bottom, a group of 15 central banks announced that they would be restricting the amount of gold released into the market for the next five years. The price of gold went up $75.00 per ounce in just a few days. How many hundreds of billions of dollars did the central banks make with those two press releases?
     
    Gold is generally considered to be a hedge against more severe economic conditions. Do you think that the private banking families that own the FED are buying or selling equities at this time? (Remember: buy low, sell high.) How much money do you think these FED owners have made since they restricted the money supply at the top of this last current cycle?
     
    Alan Greenspan has said publicly on several occasions that he thinks the market is overvalued, or words to that effect. Just a hint that he will raise interest rates (restrict the money supply), and equity markets have a negative reaction. Governments and politicians do not rule central banks, central banks rule governments and politicians. President Andrew Jackson won the presidency in 1828 with the promise to end the national debt and eliminate the SBUS. During his second term President Jackson withdrew all government funds from the bank and on January 8, 1835, paid off the national debt. He is the only president in history to have this distinction. The charter of the SBUS expired in 1836.
     
    Without a central bank to manipulate the supply of money, the United States experienced unprecedented growth for 60 or 70 years, and the resulting wealth was too much for bankers to endure. They had to get back into the game. So, in 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislation that would covertly establish a private central bank.
     
    This bank would assume control over the American economy by controlling the issuance of its money. After a huge public relations campaign, engineered by the foreign central banks, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped through Congress during the Christmas recess, with many members of the Congress absent. President Woodrow Wilson, pressured by his political and financial backers, signed it on December 23, 1913.
     
    The act created the Federal Reserve System, a name carefully selected and designed to deceive. “Federal” would lead one to believe that this is a government organization. “Reserve” would lead one to believe that the currency is being backed by gold and silver. “System” was used in lieu of the word “bank” so that one would not conclude that a new central bank had been created.
     
    In reality, the act created a private, for profit, central banking corporation owned by a cartel of private banks. Who owns the FED? The Rothschilds of London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers of Paris; Israel Moses Seif of Italy; Kuhn, Loeb and Warburg of Germany; and the Lehman Brothers, Goldman, Sachs and the Rockefeller families of New York.
     
    Did you know that the FED is the only for-profit corporation in America that is exempt from both federal and state taxes? The FED takes in about one trillion dollars per year tax free! The banking families listed above get all that money.
     
    Almost everyone thinks that the money they pay in taxes goes to the US Treasury to pay for the expenses of the government. Do you want to know where your tax dollars really go? If you look at the back of any check made payable to the IRS you will see that it has been endorsed as “Pay Any F.R.B. Branch or Gen. Depository for Credit U.S. Treas. This is in Payment of U.S. Oblig.” Yes, that’s right, every dime you pay in income taxes is given to those private banking families, commonly known as the FED, tax free.
     
    Like many of you, I had some difficulty with the concept of creating money from nothing. You may have heard the term “monetizing the debt,” which is kind of the same thing. As an example, if the US Government wants to borrow $1 million ó the government does borrow every dollar it spends ó they go to the FED to borrow the money. The FED calls the Treasury and says print 10,000 Federal Reserve Notes (FRN) in units of one hundred dollars.
     
    The Treasury charges the FED 2.3 cents for each note, for a total of $230 for the 10,000 FRNs. The FED then lends the $1 million to the government at face value plus interest. To add insult to injury, the government has to create a bond for $1 million as security for the loan. And the rich get richer. The above was just an example, because in reality the FED does not even print the money; it’s just a computer entry in their accounting system. To put this on a more personal level, let’s use another example.
     
    Today’s banks are members of the Federal Reserve Banking System. This membership makes it legal for them to create money from nothing and lend it to you. Today’s banks, like the goldsmiths of old, realize that only a small fraction of the money deposited in their banks is ever actually withdrawn in the form of cash. Only about 4 percent of all the money that exists is in the form of currency. The rest of it is simply a computer entry.
     
    Let’s say you’re approved to borrow $10,000 to do some home improvements. You know that the bank didn’t actually take $10,000 from its pile of cash and put it into your pile? They simply went to their computer and input an entry of $10,000 into your account. They created, from thin air, a debt which you have to secure with an asset and repay with interest. The bank is allowed to create and lend as much debt as they want as long as they do not exceed the 10:1 ratio imposed by the FED.
     
    It sort of puts a new slant on how you view your friendly bank, doesn’t it? How about those loan committees that scrutinize you with a microscope before approving the loan they created from thin air. What a hoot! They make it complex for a reason. They don’t want you to understand what they are doing. People fear what they do not understand. You are easier to delude and control when you are ignorant and afraid.
     
    Now to put the frosting on this cake. When was the income tax created? If you guessed 1913, the same year that the FED was created, you get a gold star. Coincidence? What are the odds? If you are going to use the FED to create debt, who is going to repay that debt? The income tax was created to complete the illusion that real money had been lent and therefore real money had to be repaid. And you thought Houdini was good.
     
    So, what can be done? My father taught me that you should always stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand up alone.
     
    If “We the People” don’t take some action now, there may come a time when “We the People” are no more. You should write a letter or send an email to each of your elected representatives. Many of our elected representatives do not understand the FED. Once informed they will not be able to plead ignorance and remain silent.
     
    Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can “coin money and regulate the value thereof.” The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency.
     
    Ask your representative, in light of that information, how it is possible for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the Federal Reserve Bank that it created, to be constitutional. Ask them why this private banking cartel is allowed to reap trillions of dollars in profits without paying taxes. Insist on an answer.
     
    Thomas Jefferson said, “If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
     
    Jefferson saw it coming 150 years ago. The question is, “Can you now see what is in store for us if we allow the FED to continue controlling our country?”
     
     
    “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he breaks, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.”
     
     
    Source: http://www.john-f-kennedy.net/thefederalreserve.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

     http://archive.org/stream/FreedomFromWar/Freedom_From_War-Disarmament-1961-GOV#page/n3/mode/2up
     
    Wrap your head around the above  US State Dept Document # 7277 from 1961 called Freedom fro m War, 
     
    It completely shreds the Bill of Rights and Consitution No opinion makers links are used here all lead to original documents Please do not take my word for anything, Do your own research 
     
    It is Horrific! Being implemented now through our State and Counties memberships in ICLEI.ORG.
     
    It is being implemented through the ‘sustainable development and green agendas and school programs embedded within State City and Counties Membership in the U.S. registered Non-profit organization of ICLEI, a standing committee under the United Nations – Agenda 21 and the World Constitution.
     
    Implementation of these programs and treaties via executive fiat bypassing US Senate votes, rendering the Constitution by simply securing State and County memberships.
     
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  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    How do we get rid of Obamacare? State Legislatures may NULLIFY it,. Federalist Papers NOT Supreme Court have the Last Word!by Val Shinkle (Notes) on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:55pmPublicFriendsFriends except AcquaintancesOnly MeCustomALL FRIENDS AND GROUPSClose FriendsSee all lists…Seattle, Washington AreaU.S. Government and Politics on FacebookFamilySchool of Life and Hard KnocksPolitical activismUniversity of the U.S. Public LibrarySelf educated courtesy of access to the American Public Libray SystemCenter For Christian ActivismSan Clemente High School SAN CLEMENTE, CAAcquaintancesGo Back

    There is another way. Here it is, and it comes from Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence. Nullification Resolutions for State Legislatures1. Resolved, That the States composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to the federal government; but that, with the Constitution for the United States, they established a federal government for limited purposes only.  That they delegated to this federal government only limited and enumerated powers; and reserved, each State to itself, all remaining powers, along with the right to their own self-government. That whenever the federal government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. That to these Principles, each State agreed as a State, and as the Parties to the Constitution. That the federal government is not a party to the Constitution, but is merely the creature of the Constitution; and as the mere creature, was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to it; since that would have made the creature’s will, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers. That as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each State has an equal right to judge for itself as to whether the creature has committed infractions, and as to the mode and measure of redress. 2. Resolved, That Art. I, Sec. 2, of the Constitution of The State of Tennessee acknowledges the Principle that the doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. 3.Resolved, That in the Constitution of the United States, THE PEOPLE ordained and established a Federation of Sovereign States which united only for THE LIMITED PURPOSES enumerated in the Constitution: national defense, international commerce and relations; and domestically the creation of an uniform commercial system: Weights & measures, patents & copyrights, a monetary system based on gold & silver, bankruptcy laws, mail delivery and road building. That the 10th Amendment to the Constitution also declares that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”That nowhere in the Constitution of the United States was any power granted to Congress to make laws respecting the medical care of THE PEOPLE; and that nowhere in the Constitution are powers over this matter prohibited to the States. 4. Resolved, That Art. I, Sec. 1 of the Constitution of the United States provides that all legislative Powers granted by that Constitution are vested in CONGRESS; therefore, Departments within the Executive Branch are forbidden to make any “rules” or “laws” of general application whatsoever. That administrative rules being promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services, one of the executive Departments of the federal government, to be set forth in Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and which pretend to regulate the medical care of THE PEOPLE throughout the several States; are altogether void, and of no force, as in violation of Art. I, Sec.1, of the federal Constitution. That as matters pertaining to the “medical care”, “health”, and “human services” of THE PEOPLE are nowhere delegated to the federal government by the federal Constitution; but are among the countless multitudes of matters reserved to the States or THE PEOPLE; the federal Department of Health and Human Services is itself an unlawful Department, and its mere existence an affront to the Constitution; and all of the powers it exercises are usurped powers as outside the scope of the powers delegated to the federal government by our Constitution. That if the pretended “rules” of this spurious federal Department should stand, these conclusions would flow from them; that unelected bureaucrats within the Executive Branch of the federal government may force upon The States, THE PEOPLE, the medical profession, and The Churches their own ideas of what others must and must not do in the area of medical care; and may force upon them their own ideas of what medical treatments each person shall be provided or denied. That this spurious federal Department will further send out swarms of officers to trespass upon hospitals, doctors’ offices, other places of provision of medical care, and premises of religious institutions, to harass providers of medical services, dictate to them as to what specific medical treatments they must provide and are forbidden to provide to their patients. To this abomination is added the additional affront that the objects of these pretended “rules” are altogether outside the scope of the enumerated powers THE PEOPLE delegated to the federal government in our Constitution. That the Departments within the Executive Branch of the federal government have established a pattern of unlawfully functioning as legislators, when they write “agency rules”; as executives, when they investigate and prosecute violations of “agency rules”; and as judges and juries when they decide whether violations of their “agency rules” have occurred and impose punishment. Thus the Executive Branch unlawfully functions as legislator, accuser, judge & jury, in violation of the Constitution and of the Principles of Separation of Power and of Checks and Balances. 5. Resolved, That all aspects of the medical care of THE PEOPLE, not being anywhere delegated to the United States by the Constitution, or prohibited by The Constitution to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to THE PEOPLE. Therefore, power over this matter is reserved solely and exclusively to the respective States and THE PEOPLE, each within its or their own territory. 6. Resolved, That to take from the States all the powers of self-government and to transfer all powers to a general and consolidated national government, in defiance of the Constitution which was ordained and established by THE PEOPLE, is not for the peace, happiness or prosperity of THE PEOPLE. Therefore This State is determined to refuse to submit to undelegated powers exercised over them by the federal government; and rejects altogether the notion that the federal government may exercise unlimited powers over them.That in cases of an abuse of the delegated (enumerated) powers, the members of the federal government, being chosen by the people, a change by the people would be the constitutional remedy. But, where powers are usurped which have not been delegated to the federal government - when the federal government acts outside of, and in defiance of, the federal Constitution by exercising powers not delegated to it by that Constitution; then a nullification of the unlawful act is the rightful remedy. Thus every State has a natural right – which pre-dates & pre-exists the federal Constitution – to nullify of their own authority all such lawless assumptions of power within the boundaries of their State. That without this pre-existing natural and original right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whoever in the federal government chooses to exercise tyrannical powers over them. The States alone are The Parties to the compact; and thus are solely authorized to judge in the last resort of the powers exercised under it. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Branch are not parties to the contract; but are merely the creatures of the compact (Federalist No. 33, 5th para). As mere creatures, they may exercise no powers other than those enumerated powers specifically delegated to them. 7. Resolved, That the misconstructions long and unlawfully applied by the federal government to the so-called “taxing”, “general welfare”, “interstate commerce”, and “necessary and proper” clauses, to the effect that these clauses bestow unlimited powers on the federal government, goes to the destruction of all limits prescribed to their powers by the federal Constitution. That the true and genuine meaning of those clauses is as follows: a) The “taxing” and “general welfare” clauses: Art. I, Sec. 8, cl.1, employs “general terms” which are “immediately” followed by the “enumeration of particular powers” which “explain and qualify”, by a “recital of particulars”, the general terms. It is “error” to focus on the “general expressions” and disregard “the specifications which ascertain and limit their import”; thus, to argue that the general expression provides “an unlimited power” is “an absurdity” (Federalist Paper No. 41, last 4 paras). The federal Constitution declares that “the power of Congress…shall extend to certain enumerated cases. This specification of particulars…excludes all pretension to a general legislative authority, because an affirmative grant of special powers would be absurd, as well as useless, if a general authority was intended…” (Federalist No. 83, 7th para). b) The “interstate commerce” clause: ”Commerce” is the buying and selling of goods – only that and nothing more. Webster’s American Dictionary (1828) says “commerce” is:”an interchange or mutual change of goods, wares, productions, or property of any kind, between nations or individuals… by barter, or by purchase and sale; trade; traffick… inland commerce…is the trade in the exchange of commodities between citizens of the same nation or state.”Federalist No. 22 (4th para), Federalist No. 42 (9th &10th paras),Federalist No. 44 (at 2.), and Federalist No. 56 (5th & 6th paras), explain the two purposes of the “interstate commerce” clause: (1) to prohibit the States from imposing tolls and tariffs on articles of import and export – goods & commodities – merchandize – as they are transported through the States for purposes of buying and selling; and (2) to permit the federal government to impose duties on imports and exports, both inland and abroad.Article I, Sec. 8, cl.1; Art. I, Sec. 9, cls. 5 & 6; and Art. I, Sec.10, cls. 2 & 3, of the federal Constitution give express effect to these two purposes of the “interstate commerce” clause. c) The “necessary and proper” clause: This clause merely delegates to Congress the power to pass laws necessary and proper to execute its declared powers (Federalist No. 29, 4th para); a power to do something must be a power to pass all laws necessary and proper for the execution of that power (Federalist No. 33, 3rd para); “the constitutional operation of the intended government would be precisely the same if [this clause] were entirely obliterated as if [it] were repeated in every article” (No. 33, 2nd para); and thus the clause is “perfectly harmless”, a ”tautology or redundancy” (No. 33, 3rd para). Madison writes to the same effect in (Federalist No. 44, at 1.).The clause merely permits the execution of powers already delegated and enumerated in the federal Constitution. No additional substantive powers are granted by this clause.8. Resolved, That contrary to the misconstructions long and unlawfully applied by the federal government, the federal Constitution is one of enumerated powers only:”The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The formerwill be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” (Federalist No. 45 , 9th para)
     
    “…the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several States a residuary and inviolable sovereignity over all other objects….” (Federalist No. 39, 3rd para from end)
     
    “…the general [federal] government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws.Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects…” (Federalist No. 14, 8th para)
    “…It merits particular attention … that the laws of the Confederacy [those made by Congress], as to the ENUMERATED and LEGITIMATE objects of its jurisdiction, will become the SUPREME LAW of the land…
     
    Thus the legislatures, courts, and magistrates, of the respective members [the States], will be incorporated into the operations of the national government AS FAR AS ITS JUST AND CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY EXTENDS…” [caps are Hamilton's] (Federalist No. 27, last para).That The Federalist Papers – and not the U.S. supreme Court – is the highest authority and evidence “of the general opinion of those who framed, and of those who accepted the Constitution of the US. on questions as to it’s genuine meaning”. 2 The supreme Court is merely a creature of the Constitution and is completely subject to its terms; and when judges on that and lower federal courts – who serve during “good Behaviour” only (Art. III, Sec. 1, cl. 1) – usurp powers, as they did with their lawless opinion upholding obamacare, they must be impeached and removed from office (Federalist No. 81, 8th para). 9. Resolved, That those within the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches of the federal government are sweeping away all the barriers of our Constitution; and that no ramparts now remainbetween their unbridled and insatiable lust for power over THE PEOPLE except for the several States. That if the States do not now resist all such blatantly unlawful usurpations of power, THE PEOPLE of their States will be delivered into abject slavery subject to the unbridled control of whosoever occupies the office of President. Our Representatives in Congress have shirked their constitutional obligation to support the Constitution (Art. VI, cl. 3), by acquiescing in the blatant usurpations by the Executive Branch; and have failed in their duty to impeach and remove those within the Executive Branch who usurp powers (Federalist No. 66, 2nd para, and No. 77, last para). That the supreme Court long ago took the side of those who seek to exercise unlimited control over the States and THE PEOPLE; and that Congress has failed in its duty to impeach and remove federal judges who usurp powers (Federalist No. 81, 8th para). That pursuant to Art. VI, cl. 3 of our federal Constitution, all State legislators, State Officers and State Judges take a solemn Oath to support our federal Constitution. Therefore, they are bound by sacred Oath to protect THE PEOPLE of their States from the usurpations of the federal government whose clear object is the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the States and THE PEOPLE. That our Framers anticipated the dangers we now face and provided wise counsel for such a time as this. Federalist No. 28 (last 5 paras) states that when “the representatives of the people betray their constituents”, the people have no recourse but to exert “that original right of self-defense” [The Declaration of Independence, 2nd para], against “the usurpations of the national rulers” (5th para from end). That in a Federation of States united under a federal government for only limited purposes,”…the people… are…the masters of their own fate. Power being almost always the rival of power, the general [federal] government will at all times stand ready to check the usurpations of the state governments, and these will have the same disposition towards the general government. The people, by throwing themselves into either scale, will infallibly make it preponderate. If their rights are invaded by either, they can make use of the other as the instrument of redress…” (4th para from end)Thus, THE STATE LEGISLATURES are the ultimate bulwark of The People and The Ultimate Human Protectors of our Constitutional Republic:”It may safely be received as an axiom in our political system, that the State governments will, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority. Projects of usurpation cannot be masked under pretenses so likely to escape the penetration of select bodies of men, as of the people at large. The legislatures will have better means of information. They can discover the danger at a distance; and possessing all the organs of civil power, and the confidence of the people, they can at once adopt a regular plan of opposition, in which they can combine all the resources of the community. They can readily communicate with each other in the different States, and unite their common forces for the protection of their common liberty.” (3rd para from end)The last paragraph of Federalist No. 28 recognizes that when the federal government seeks”… a despotism over the great body of the people … [the people] are in a situation, through the medium of their State governments, to take measures for their own defense…”10. Resolved, That because men are corrupt and may not be trusted with power, the federal Constitution fixed the limits to which, and no further, the federal government may go. Would we be wise if we permit the federal government to destroy the limits the Constitution places upon its powers? Would we be wise if we permit unelected bureaucrats in the Executive Departments of the federal government to regulate every aspect of our lives? That if those who administer the federal government be permitted to transgress the limits fixed by the federal Constitution, by disregarding the limits on its powers set forth therein, then annihilation of the State Governments, and the erection upon their ruins, of a general consolidated government, will be the inevitable consequence. That the several States, being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of infractions to the federal Constitution; and that nullification by those Sovereign States of all unauthorized acts of the federal government is the rightful remedy. THEREFORE, This State, recurring to its natural rights in matters outside the scope of the powers delegated to the federal government, declares obamacare void, and of no force, and will take measures of its own for providing that neither that act, nor any others of the federal government not plainly and intentionally authorized by the Constitution, shalt be exercised in any manner whatsoever within This State. Notes:1. The above is patterned on Thomas Jefferson’s various writings on nullification, including The Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, written by him in response to the alien and sedition acts passed by Congress which purported to grant to the President tyrannical powers with respect to aliens & “seditious” words. 2. These Resolutions focus on an Act of Congress and administrative rules being made by a Department within the Executive Branch of the federal government. This Model may be easily adapted to address Executive Orders which are outside the scope of the President’s enumerated powers; andsupreme Court opinions which exceed their enumerated powers and disregard the federal Constitution, such as their lawless rulings upholding obamacare, banning public expressions of the Faith of Our Fathers in order to convert us into a secular humanist State, and misapplying Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment in order to undermine the morals of the People and destroy the residuary sovereignity of The States. 3. Several attorneys, historians, and others who claim special knowledge on this subject have asserted that States have no right to nullify anything the federal government does; that the States and The People must submit to the federal government no matter what it does; that only the federal government may question the federal government; that the federal government created by the Constitution is the exclusive and final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to it; and the opinion of five supreme Court judges, not the Constitution, is the sole measure of its powers. Such people may not understand the distinction between abuses ofdelegated powers (e.g., unwise bankruptcy laws – Art. I, Sec. 8, cl. 4), for which election of better Representatives is the answer; and usurpations of powers which have not been delegated and are thus outside the lawful reach of the federal government (e.g., obamacare), for which nullification is the proper answer. When any branch of the federal government steps outside of the Constitution to make laws or “rules” or issue “orders” or “opinions” which exceed their delegated powers; the States must resort to those original rights which pre-date & pre-exist Our Constitution to nullify such usurpations by the federal government of undelegated powers. 4. Others who claim special knowledge on this subject insist that a single State may not nullify any act of the federal government; that only a majority of the States acting in concert may do so. They overlook (among other things) the nature of the laws protested in the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions. Those Resolutions addressed laws made by Congress which purported to grant to the President certain dictatorial powers over “aliens” and “seditious words”. The States have no means of stopping the President from enforcing such laws since the President has the raw power to send out armed thugs to arrest people by night; and then to prosecute, convict, & execute them in secret tribunals and chambers. The States may object – but they can’t stop it.   The supreme Court may denounce it, but can’t stop it.Only Congress can put an end to it by repealing its usurpatious law and by impeaching & removing a usurping President (Federalist No. 66, 2nd para & No. 77, last para). But when Congress by means of a law (which is outside the scope of its delegated powers); or the President by means of an executive order (which is outside the scope of his delegated powers); or federal executive departments by means of administrative rules (which they are altogether prohibited by Art. I, Sec. 1 from making); or the supreme Court by means of opinions which contradict Our Constitution; purport to require THE STATES or THE PEOPLE and THE CHURCHES to do something, or stop doing something,then of course THE STATES – on an individual basis – have both the POWER and the DUTY (imposed by their Art. VI, cl. 3 Oaths of Office) to nullify such usurpatious acts within the boundaries of their States. These Model Resolutions set forth the Authorities on which they are based, so that State Legislators and Citizens may propose them in their State Legislatures with complete confidence that Our Framers “have their backs”. PH Endnotes:1 We can get rid of him earlier if we send enough people to Congress in 2016 with the spine to impeach & convict him and Biden. The Federalist Papers (cited above) are clear that Presidents should be impeached & removed for usurpations of power. 2 See the Minutes of March 4, 1825 of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia (Thomas Jefferson & James Madison were present) where they voted to make The Federalist Papers one of the texts books for the Law School:Subscribe to the NewsWithViews Daily News Alerts! ”Resolved that it is the opinion of this board that as to … the distinctive principles of the government of our own state, and of that of the US. the best guides are to be found in 1. the Declaration of Independance, as the fundamental act of union of these states. 2. the book known by the title of `The Federalist’, being an authority to which appeal is habitually made by all, and rarely declined or denied by any as evidence of the general opinion of those who framed, and of those who accepted the Constitution of the US. on questions as to it’s genuine meaning. 3. the Resolutions of the General assembly of Virginia in 1799. on the subject of the Alien and Sedition laws, which appeared to accord with the predominant sense of the people of the US. 4. the Valedictory address of President Washington, as conveying political lessons of peculiar value. and that in the branch of the school of Law, which is to treat on the subject of Civil polity, these shall be used as the text and documents of the school.” [pages 82-83, boldface added]. © 2012 Publius Huldah – All Rights Reserved 

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    1933 ‘Brother can you spare a dime?’ 2012 Brother can you spare $1.37 and how we got there….by Val Shinkle (Notes) Politics on Facebook
    41 Years After The Death Of The Gold Standard, A Look At “How We Ended Up In This Economic Purgatory” Submitted by Tyler Durden on 08/15/2012 20:53 -0400 via Kenneth Landon, JPMorgan… Yes, JPMorganLandon Lowdown: “Brother, Can You Spare $1.37″?As we await the latest developments out of the Eurozone and Washington, I take a moment to look back on this very important day in history. If you want to understand current events, then you first have to understand history. How did we get here? More specifically for financial markets, how did we end up in this mess — this economic purgatory?  The answer boils down to a simple proposition on the philosophical level, which I will leave to the reader to identify because my doing so would likely ruffle a few too many feathers. So I will keep the discussion on the concrete-bound level. However, I am willing to say that the political philosophy that drove us to the current state of affairs was responsible for the respective concrete measures implemented over the years. The crisis in confidence that we observe today resulted from cumulative effects of those measures. This being August 15, 2012, students of the history of monetary economics no doubt are aware that this is the 41th Anniversary of the breakdown of Bretton Woods. It was on this day 41 years ago that President Nixon defaulted on the promise to exchange gold for paper dollars presented for exchange by foreign central banks. Aug 15th marks the anniversary of the collapse of Bretton Woods and the gold-exchange standard that was established after WW II. (Notice that dollar debasement has been bipartisan over the years: Republicans Nixon and Bush and Democrats Carter and Obama have all presided over major declines in the value of U.S. money.) The current crisis in the global monetary system pales in magnitude to the sundering of gold from central banks’ fiat paper currencies in 1971. That is, we are not witnessing the wholesale dismantling of an entire monetary system. What we are witnessing is a loss of confidence in the current monetary system, which, of course, is equivalent to a loss of confidence in central banks’ ability to restore stability. However, the decision to renege on the gold-exchange standard that was made 41 years ago is still reverberating today. In *fact*, many or most of the problems observed today are the direct result of wrong-headed discretionary monetary policies. What was it that made the current morass inevitable once the paper dollar was severed from gold? The answer is simple: fiat paper money that is not grounded in any objective standard can be manipulated at the whim of the issuer. Without the requirement to exchange fiat money for gold or some other commodity, the central bank can issue unlimited amounts, thus making its value subject to extreme volatility and, as we have seen, perpetual debasement. Chart 1 (above) shows the extent of debasement of the value of U.S. money since 1913 when the Fed was established. To summarize in simple terms, a child with 4 cents in his pocket could buy the same amount of candy in 1913 as his descendant could with $1 in 2012. Today, it takes a quarter to buy what a penny did in 1913. The dollar has lost 96% of its purchasing power since 1913!  (using CPI statistics) Once the dollar lost all linkage to gold, its value plummeted at an accelerated rate. Since 1971 when Bretton Woods was intentionally dismantled, the dollar has lost 82% of its purchasing power. 82%! Because Nixon sabotaged the last vestige of honest money, a child in 2012 would need $1 to buy the same amount of candy purchased by children for just 18 cents in 1971.Monetary debasement has rendered obsolete the expression ”brother, can you spare a dime?”, which was the title of a 1930′s Depression-era song that became a common refrain of panhandlers in those days. In 2012, the equivalent would be “brother, can you spare $1.37?” An honestly governed gold standard eliminates “discretionary” monetary policy by centralized authorities (i.e., central banks).Gold is an honest check on the amount of leverage that can build in the financial system and it limits the amount of money the government can borrow. A government that does not have a captive central bank and fiat paper currency cannot borrow massive amounts of money (think Greece). Fiat paper money managed by complicit central banks remove any discipline of free-spending politicians. Thus, central banking and huge deficit spending go hand in hand.Let’s turn to a former Chairman of the Fed to give some added explanation:”Under a gold standard, the amount of credit that an economy can support is determined by the economy’s tangible assets, since every credit instrument is ultimately a claim on some tangible asset. But government bonds are not backed by tangible wealth, only by the government’s promise to pay out of future tax revenues, and cannot easily be absorbed by the financial markets. A large volume of new government bonds can be sold to the public only at progressively higher interest rates. Thus, government deficit spending under a gold standard is severely limited. The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit.
     
    They have created paper reserves in the form of government bonds which — through a complex series of steps — the banks accept in place of tangible assets and treat as if they were an actual deposit, i.e., as the equivalent of what was formerly a deposit of gold. The holder of a government bond or of a bank deposit created by paper reserves believes that he has a valid claim on a real asset. But the fact is that there are now more claims outstanding than real assets. The law of supply and demand is not to be conned. As the supply of money (of claims) increases relative to the supply of tangible assets in the economy, prices must eventually rise. Thus the earnings saved by the productive members of society lose value in terms of goods.
     
    In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold [in 1933]. If everyone decided, for example, to convert all his bank deposits to silver or copper or any other good, and thereafter declined to accept checks as payment for goods, bank deposits would lose their purchasing power and government-created bank credit would be worthless as a claim on goods. The financial policy of the welfare state requires that there be no way for the owners of wealth to protect themselves.
     
    This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists’ antagonism toward the gold standard.”
     
    Alan Greenspan, 1966When Greenspan later rose to a position of prominent political power when named Chairman of the Fed, he disavowed his essay about gold. However, that disavowal does not detract from the truth of his written word. His words stand on their own. (What changed since 1966 was Mr. Greenspan and not the truth.)We are currently witnessing in both Europe and the U.S. a crisis relating to the financing of the modern-day Social Welfare State that goes to the core of the generally-accepted political philosophy upon which they rest. The resolution of the problem is therefore not as simple as coming up with a new policy that is a derivation of previous ones (e.g., using debt to solve debt). The real resolution will come only after a major shift in political power, if seen at all, that results in a significant reduction in spending of the respective governments. Otherwise, it will be more of the same: a continued decline in living standards and individual liberty in countries experiencing this rot. Profligate central banks are a symptom and enabler of the political rot. They are not the cause.  The chart 2 (above) shows the gold content of one U.S. dollar. Today, one dollar buys a pitiful 0.0006 ounce of gold, which compares to about 0.05 ounce a hundred years ago just before the Fed existed. The deprivations that Mr. Greenspan wrote about are illustrated in the sharp decline in the gold content of the dollar.  For point of historical reference, Chart 3 (above) shows the silver content of the Roman Danarius between 64A.D. and 270A.D. You can draw your own conclusions.”Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice.”
     
    George Washington, in letter to J. Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787Sadly, few people understand the process by which paper money leads to “fraud and injustice” as President Washington accurately warned in 1787. If they did, then perhaps days like Aug 15, 1971 would never have happened.To end with one last quote, this time from a Socialist who knew the importance of gold: “You have to choose between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”
     
    George Bernard ShawShaw wanted to end the Capitalist system and knew, like Greenspan, that gold stood in the way of a Socialist government from achieving its objectives.August 15, 1971: A day that will live in infamy. h/t Wallstreetmanehttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/41-years-after-death-gold-standard-look-how-we-ended-economic-purgatory#comment-2709357

  • http://www.facebook.com/val.shinkle Val Shinkle

    Quit Dithering: Truth has no Agenda it’s simply TRUTH! Don’t Argue,Dismiss, Demean..Research, Share w/’ Doubters and Dumbasses’by Val Shinkle (Notes) on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:16amPublicFriendsFriends except AcquaintancesOnly MeCustomClose FriendsALL FRIENDS AND GROUPSSee all lists…Seattle, Washington AreaU.S. Government and Politics on FacebookFamilySchool of Life and Hard KnocksPolitical activismUniversity of the U.S. Public LibrarySelf educated courtesy of access to the American Public Libray SystemCenter For Christian ActivismSan Clemente High School SAN CLEMENTE, CAAcquaintancesGo BackCharacter Counts, Truth Matters, Courage is Contagious. Leading in Love of Liberty enshrined in the ‘Bill of Rights’ [the why] the US Constitution [the how] and the 10 Universal Rules, are Commandments laid out by our Creator, that are found in all Peaceful Cultures and Faiths – save one. Christ gave his life to save us, Allah wants you to die for him. Let us then remember to live in Freedom, we must teach the past . Unvarnished and whole to walk with clarity unafraid into the future. This singular Nation, under God is Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.   But this Republic was crafted for a citzenry and leadership grounded in JudeoChristian traditions and moralities, with tolerance to any wishing to live sheltered in abiding in respect and  in peace with our well blended customs, unique culture, Bill of Rights, US.Constitution, Laws and Ordinances. Most do, save one and we must face the hard truth.  I believe in Truth, though it sometime be ugly, it has no Agenda, It is simply the Truth! And MUST BE FACED. If harm and evil be done. Let whoever did it be removed from the opportunity of doing harm again,,Doubly so for leaders for they were charged with power in trust and swore their oath to be upright, truthful, and faithful to Protect and defend the American Constitution…and NONE OTHER IDEOLOGY OF GOVERNANCE Here is the document! written by friend David Horowitz of www.frontpagemag.com ’ Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution- the Saul Alinsky model’ free download / a must read/ so you can answer the DUMBASSES that have yet to rub the sleep out of their eyes and question….UHHHHH, So , yeah it looks kinda bad but, I been [ busy/ drunk/ high / in College / under a rock ] How did we get here? model’  http://frontpagemag.com/upload/pamphlets/Rules-for-Revolution-Alinsky.pdf Most media outlets can no longer be trusted to ask the hard questions, stand in the face  Cartel Tactics and put forth the ugly facts.   But YOU Check your sources, and dig down to the best credible research on every topic. Not every ‘Conspiracy theory’ should be dismissed, not every dis-information tactic , whitewash, taken at face value.  Nor should we keep the ‘ tinfoil and duct tape Topper’  hanging at the ready..Research and seat REASON firmly in it’s place! Question with Boldness! They say we can’t handle the truth?  PIFFLE  They who think us weak, uninformed or disinterested underestimate everyday Americans. Like Winston Churchill said during the Bombings of London by the Nazis ” We haven’t made it this far because we are made of sugar candy”.  Understanding Magnetic Scalar Technology http://16pi2.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=105  /Understanding Magnetic HAARP Technologyhttp://www.prahlad.org/pub/bearden/scalar_wars.htm#weaponization  http://cmarchesin.blogspot.com/   Releases from NASA, NASA Galex, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Hubble, Hinode, Spitzer, Cassini, ESO, ESA, Chandra, HiRISE, Royal Astronomical Society, NRAO, Astronomy Picture of the Day, Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics, etc. http://www.globalincidentmap.com/ The Incident Data On This Free Version Of The Map Is Time-Delayed 24 to 48 Hours – For Current Information Please Consider Subscribinghttp://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/   Earthquakeshttp://human.globalincidentmap.com/ Human Traffickinghttp://food.globalincidentmap.com/home.php Food and Drug Incidentshttp://aviation.globalincidentmap.com/ Non-Terror Aviation Incidentshttp://drugs.globalincidentmap.com/ Drug Interdictionshttp://border.globalincidentmap.com/ Border Incidentshttp://outbreaks.globalincidentmap.com/home.php Disease Outbreakshttp://fires.globalincidentmap.com/ Forest Fireshttp://hazmat.globalincidentmap.com/map.php  HAZMAT Situationshttp://amberalerts.globalincidentmap.com/home.php  Missing Childrenhttp://www.globalincidentmap.com/   Global Map of terrorism and other suspicous events If more of us understood the Oath taken to Protect and Defend the Constitution, searched, shared and were vocal, acted on what they know to be true and led our elected officials at ALL levels of governance, there would not be a Corrupted Tyranical Right, Left and Midddle  in leadership roles. We would not be faced with the Anti-American alliances of the SociopathiMarxiCommIslamistoFascist Red Diaper Doper Babies who now drive the Caliphate Goals  of the United Nations with their World Constitution and finish the task of  enforcing the precepts of DHIMMNITUDE by the continued insertion of them into our Laws and ordinances:  https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/this-is-muslim-law-now-used-against-christians-in-usa-shariah-law-look-it-up-i-d/10151872162420576  https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/islam-again-formally-declared-war-on-us-in-1987-at-their-holy-land-foundation-co/10150782705845576   Globalists. Progressives. Democrats, Unions, Non-Governmental Organizations,  Islamists, and the unelected diplomats of the United Nations, Agenda 21 /ICLEI Now rebranded as ‘ SUSTAINABILITY’ and ‘FUTURE WORLD’ .https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/world-environmental-constitution-or-us-constitution-w-bill-of-rights-in-the-end-/10152638670305576https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/how-do-we-get-rid-of-obamacare-state-legislatures-may-nullify-it-federalist-pape/10152215228700576  We have been under attack since 1913 and Woodrow Wilson when in his very first act under the new UN was to sign control of all Federal US lands over to them. Every President since has stupidly signed without understanding the long term goals and consequenses.  Well we see them now, and WE the PEOPLE will not stand by and let the United Nations ‘new religion’ of CHRISLAM as presented to the World Economic Forum in Davos in Aug 2011. Crafted to bring Shariah Law into our Nation by perverting the Christian Church Doctrine by incorporating the Quaran, aHadith, Surrah and Shariah into our Churches, Schools, and Laws.http://www.gotquestions.org/Chrislam.html  WE MUST , like Jefferson in 1850 read the Quaran to understand why Islam  must never be a part of Americas National Fabric. The Founders knew it , now we must relearn our history and act….., or in accordance with the demands of ALL Muslims and followers of Islam:  Convert,  Pay tribute, be Enslaved and live by their code of DHIMMNITUDE, or be Killed. There is no other optionhttps://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/this-is-muslim-law-now-used-against-christians-in-usa-shariah-law-look-it-up-i-d/10151872162420576https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/laws-making-islam-de-facto-illegal-in-the-united-states-with-charges-that-will-s/10151357940320576 Don’t look for any nation to come and ‘save’ us…WE ARE THE AMERICANS…WE ARE ALREADY HERE!.  Those elected would be better, and are BEST ‘tutored’ by those they represent, and the responsibility and right is ours alone.  There are too many that have been lulled into ‘go with the lessor evil’ to get along and shove things down the road. Well the road ends here. ‘Character Counts, Truth Matters, Courage is Contagious. The Sun has never shined on a cause of greater worth, research, tell the truth, Keep telling the truth.  Expose the lies of ommissioin , stonewalling, overt and covert action to wage further sedition and treason against the Bill of Rights, Constitution and Rule of Law. But document , document document.. The truth is out there and it will set us free, once more.  There are plenty who simply  mock, and degrade serious analysis of research I and other Patriots have taken great effort compile and monitor for ourselves.   I beg you, please  challenge yourself and others  to get the facts, and make informed commentary, rather that pillory those who are living and wittnessing events for themselves. Please refrain from  De meaning, Dismissing things because just because you have ‘preconceived notions’ or things may have applied or assumed to be held sacred in the past, or because WE ASSUMED THE PROTECTIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION, These protections have been shredded, and are near gone.https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/this-proposed-un-environmental-constitution-for-the-world/10151430755055576  https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/the-states-rights-tradition-nobody-knows-the-1799-resolution-allowing-nullificat/10151770331750576 No matter where you stand on the spectrum of the issue of ‘Gun Control’, it is time to have an EDUCATED AND HONEST conversation with real facts, stratistics and history. Park your nonsense and vitriol at the door. It is not about Left or Right, it is about RIGHT and WRONG and the Propaganda wars waged for one thing and once thing only. ‘CONTROL’  http://www.glennbeck.com/control/
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    (Int’l Diplomatic Dispatch Threat Site) www.jihadwatch.com
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    http://islam-watch.org/articles.htm
     History if Islam in America http://www.fatwaonislam.com/
    The politically incorrect truth about Islam, the “Religion of Peace” (and terror). www.thereligionofpeace.com
     A Quick History of Islam for History Ignoramuses  By T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper ™   http://historyscoper.com/tlwislam.html  
    http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2007/10/islam-101.html
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    United Nations www.un.org   You will have to have it translated out of ARABIC into English first. Very interesting whose command and control the continenal lands of US has been signed over to, read for yourself, note the sub organizations and see how many actively participate in your local and state organizations regualatory policy including current gun control that now superceeds our Constitution and Supreme Court (see Agenda #21. ICLEI ) I did and was FLOORED! this has been going on since it was formed in the 1930′s.  Presidential Powers Acts include the ‘signing of treaties’ WITHOUT consultation of Congress.  YOU NEED TO KNOW WHO THE GOVERNING BODY IS. America has only ONE VOTE over our own LAND USE!  Every President since Woodrow Wilson has renewed these powers, Please research this for yourselves at:  www.un.org/agenda21   Major UN Committee under Agenda 21. with their hands in every State and County Land use policy   www.ICLEI.org https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/this-proposed-un-environmental-constitution-for-the-world/10151430755055576   https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/wrap-your-head-around-this-treason-us-state-dept-doc7277-freedom-from-war/10152582242580576https://www.facebook.com/notes/val-shinkle/legal-basis-for-and-history-of-citizen-grand-juries-targeting-the-corrupt-politi/10151548198840576 The World Economic Forum  www.weforum.org   is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. The World Economic Forum is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government.For more information visitwww.weforum.org The International Monetary Fund (IMF)    www.imf.org   is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
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  • Lee Shoemake

    This story has always intrigued me and until recently it was never reported as him being a african american, even though think of the time period he was raised in.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_A._Healy ,   http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/Healy_ODell_Article.asp  ,  http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/HealyMichaelindex.asp

  • Corvette

    Have someone from your team attend an Appleseed Weekend and you will have tons of little or unknown history facts from April 18th and 19th, 1775 regarding the events at Lexington and Concord. Learn that Paul Revere wasn’t the only rider that night. (Joined by William Dawes who went south through the Boston Neck and past the British guards and by Dr. Prescott who was on his way home from his girlfriend’s house that night when he met Dawes and Revere on the road to Concord). Find out who the super secret spy was that worked with Dr. Joseph Warren.  Learn why Hezikiah Wyman and Sam Whitemore were very, very dangerous old men and learn of the sacrifices of patriots like Hanna Davis and the Harrington family.  You will find a wealth of history that is never taught in the schools and their sacrifices will humble you when you learn about it.  Want to learn more? there are shoots this weekend in Amarillo and El Paso, sign up, come learn your heritage and become a Rifleman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thad.menold Thad Menold

    Have you heard of the Battle of Athens? American citizens exercised their Second Amendment rights against the tyranny of their local government. When was this? Would you believe 1946? Read about it here…

    http://thearmedcitizen.net/armed-citizens-vs-tyranny-the-battle-of-athens-1946/

    Thad Menold
    admin@thearmedcitizen.net

  • Anonymous

    I raised two daughters and always looked for examples in US History for female role models.  Grace Hopper, first woman to obtain the rank of US Navy Admiral.  I was able to hear her speak on leadership for a group of business people late 1980s or early 90s.  She worked on the first targeting computers for the Iowa Class Battleships of WWII.  She coined the term nano second.  Congress extended the mandatory retirement age to allow her to stay on active duty longer.  After she retired Congress moved mandatory retirement age back.  A great lady.  A great sailor. A great American.

  • Craig Lillywhite

    I ran across this bit of history while searching my family tree. I had never heard of this event before.
    “An American kneels only to his God, and always faces his enemy,”* declared William Logan Crittenden, refusing to kneel before his executioners in Havana this date in 1851.

    This well-bred** Kentuckian veteran of the Mexican-American War ditched a New Orleans customs-house gig when Narciso Lopez formed a private filibustering expedition to try to steal Cuba from the Spanish.

    Placed at the head of one of Lopez’s three battalions, Crittenden’s force was cut off and overwhelmed by the Spanish.

    He and 50 of his command captured with him were all ordered for immediate execution, six at a time, as pirates, with just a few hours’ allowance to take down official statements and scribble their hasty goodbyes. With “not the heart to write to any of my family,” Crittenden sent one
    to a friend giving his farewells … then, just before the end, dashed off another addressed to the Attorney General of the United States — his uncle, John J. Crittenden.†

    This battalion was attempting to take back Cuba from the Spanish.

  • Anonymous

    The Americas could not have been discovered without the marriage of the lateen (Asian) sail with the square (European) sail,

  • Anonymous

    Author Thomas DiLorenzo typifies a group who blame President Lincoln for
    centralizing the U. S. Government, which they say resulted in the bloated,
    power hungry monstrosity we fear today. History shows that war, by its very
    nature, promotes government centralization–in reality, Lincoln’s
    actions during the Civil War were only a link in the chain of events that led
    to the centralization and growth of government in the United States.

    It is not widely recognized that an attempt at centralization began soon after the Dred Scott decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in early 1857–well
    before Lincoln took office.

    The so-called Fire Eaters (southern slave holders who were inclined to secession if not satisfied) were encouraged by that decision to attempt congressional passage of
    a National Slave Code which would force all the states to recognize and protect slaveholders’ “property” within their borders. The National Slave Code would have amounted to a centralization of government and an abrogation of states’ rights in the North.

    Ironically, this same group later based their decision to secede on their claim that the government under Lincoln was violating state’s rights in the South.

    It was the Progressive Era, beginning with the establishment of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1881, which greatly accelerated the process of centralization. Lincoln could hardly have avoided some centralization of government in his efforts to conduct a war, and he does not deserve much of the blame he has received.

  • garland

    I wrote the following tribute about my uncle, U.S. Army Tech. Sgt. Homer Lee Croom, who died from a sniper’s bullet while island hopping the South Pacific during WWII.  He was 24 and, as my dad would often say, a dead ringer for the young Elvis Presley.   

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/143698901/Writing-sample-historical-creative-writing