From The Marketplace: American made gifts for history lovers

“It is my hope that my customers will take away a bit of knowledge of the history of the particular flag they’ve purchased, and perhaps that will inspire them to learn more.”

— Art Pinney, Patriot Wood

 

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When his two children were very young, Art Pinney enjoyed working as a photographer because it allowed him to work from home and take care of his kids during the week. After his youngest child started kindergarten, Art quickly realized just how precious (and limited) quality time spent with his children really was.

Deciding to transition away from photography, Art began spending more time honing his skills in woodworking. He enjoyed all kinds of carpentry—from simple projects, like helping his kids build birdhouses, to more challenging tasks, like building a cherry wood bed for his daughter or crafting a zebra wood treasure box for his son. He started making flags while he was between jobs.

Starting out with just a few flags, Art gradually expanded his repertoire to include dozens of designs—everything from early American colonial flags to individual state flags to patriotic and other recognizable emblems.

“I love history, so I enjoyed learning about each of the flags I was creating,” Art told The Marketplace.

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Studying the historical origins of the flags sparked his desire to ensure every one of his flags was sized and designed as accurately as possible.

“It’s important to me to capture the spirit and character of the flag through my art form/craft while staying true to the design specifications of each flag,” Art said.

In a blog post earlier this year, Art described the first wooden flag he built.

“I made my first US flag wall hanging from discarded pallet wood. It had a simple but folksy look to it. After I was finished, I liked how the flag looked, but I’m a perfectionist, so I began to think about all the ways I could improve upon it and make the final product even better. I wanted the flag to have a less rustic feel and more of a clean, exact look. The paint colors needed to be a true representation of our country’s flag. The dimensions of the flag needed to be exact.”

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Wanting a flag that could be displayed both indoors and outdoors, Art was concerned the pallet wood he used for his first creation might not hold up well in all-weather conditions. From that point on, he began handcrafting his flags from red western cedar wood, finished with durable exterior paint.

At the suggestion of his son, Art decided to start selling his American-made flags, a decision he said has changed his life for the better.

“I give credit to my son for leading me to make a business of selling my flags, because he is the one who said to me one day, ‘Dad, you could sell these! People would buy your flags!’” Art said.

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As important as it was for Art to make a living with his business, Art explained it also became the means of teaching his children the value of hard work.

“Hard work pays off,” Art said, adding, “I want to lead by example and teach my children to aspire to achieve their goals and dreams.”

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As for Art, he said he’s happy to be doing something he loves while keeping American-made craftsmanship alive.

“I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to transition away from that business and into another, still doing something I love. I am blessed to be living the American Dream!” Art said.

To learn more, visit Patriot Wood at The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

 

On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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​Facebook BOYCOTT: Major corporations demand MORE social media censorship

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A Facebook anti-hate campaign called "Stop Hate for Profit" is gaining momentum, leading large companies like Patagonia, North Face, REI, and Ben & Jerry's to pull advertising revenue if Facebook doesn't do more to "stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform."

But, what is considered "hateful"? It's anything that goes against the mob, and they won't stop with Facebook. Any voices that speak out against the progressive narrative will soon be censored and silenced. The more this campaign grows, the more our freedom of speech diminishes.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn Beck break down the details:



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On his TV show Wednesday night, Glenn revealed where Black Lives Matter gets its considerable funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar progressive characters.

Shortly after this program aired, one of the organizations, Thousand Currents, took down their board of directors page, which featured one of these characters.

Michael Rectenwald, a guest on Glenn's show, pointed out the suspicious change on Twitter.

Coincidence?

Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine. Here's a screenshot:

Glenn's full investigation into the dark origins of the funding behind Black Lives Matter is available for BlazeTV subscribers. Not a subscriber? Use promo code FIGHTTHEMOB to get $20 off your BlazeTV subscription or start your 30-day free trial today.

Do you recognize your country anymore?

Me neither.

Not only is history being made, it's being rewritten and our history is being lost to Marxist revolutionaries as statues are toppled and Merriam-Webster changes our language. Does this passage from George Orwell's 1984 seem eerily similar to our day?:

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." 1984, George Orwell

In the digital age, book burning is unnecessary. "Inappropriate" material just evaporates into the ether with a simple keystroke. The days I've been warning about for years are finally upon us and we need to be able to call on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and other brilliant patriots and if you are relying on digital copies, you could find yourself out of luck.

Knowledge truly is power and we are now in the time where we need all the resources we can get, so I put together this list of the books you HAVE to have in your personal libraries. Along with these selections, I earnestly advise that you keep a journal. Your personal history is powerful and being able to preserve your thoughts and feelings for your posterity to learn from is an invaluable addition to any library.

I'd also suggest you look into Mercury One's "Leadership Training Program," the tools learned will be invaluable as you are able to inspect and learn from original sources as well as being taught by passionate historians. Stay tuned on this front, we have some exciting announcements coming soon.

You ARE the audience that will save the Republic and you have been prepared over the years for the role you need to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the people that Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about. America is good because it's people are good.

Keep up the good fight and God bless!

The 5000 Year Leap, by W. Cleon Skousen ​

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time -- in the writings of our Founding Fathers -- carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.