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May ~ 2015 Volume 44
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution
1783-1789, Author: Joseph Ellis
JOSEPH ELLIS begins his latest book, “The Quartet”, with the observation that Abraham Lincoln’s most
famous speech was a fine bit of eloquence but a bad piece of history. Delivering his eulogy on November 19th 1863, over
the freshly dug graves at Gettysburg, the president began: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on
this continent, a new nation.” To which Mr Ellis responds, a bit cheekily: “No, not really.”
[1:42:58 PM] The Denise Simon Experience: What follows is a clever framing of a familiar topic. Mr Ellis, a Pulitzer prizewinning historian, points out that the real work of nation-building began later, in the years between the successful
conclusion of the revolution in 1781 and the final adoption of the constitution in 1789, and that this epochal achievement
was largely the work of four men of genius who stemmed the centrifugal forces set in motion by the rebellion and forged
a new nation out of an inchoate mass. Not only did this quartet—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James
Madison and John Jay—weld the 13 quarrelsome states into a single coherent unit, but they did so also against long odds.
One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its
classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such
thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.
Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum
for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally
introduced next week.
“The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.
“Human beings are created male and female. But the current transgender ideology goes way beyond that. They’re telling us you can be both genders, you
can be no gender, you can be a gender that you make up for yourself. And we’re supposed to affirm all of it.”
The plan calls for teaching seventh graders about transgenderism and tenth graders about the concept that sexuality is a broader spectrum — but it sure
smells like unadulterated sex indoctrination.
Apparently, students “will be provided definitions for sexual orientation terms heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality; and the gender identity term
transgender,” and an “emphasis will be placed on recognizing that everyone is experiencing changes and the role of respectful, inclusive language in
promoting an environment free of bias and discrimination.”
This is the America we live in.
What a time to be alive.
Eighth graders will be taught that individual identity “occurs over a lifetime and includes the component of sexual orientation and gender identity.”
“Individual identity will also be described as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual
orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).”
Thankfully, some parents aren’t all for this…
“Parents need to protect their kids from this assault,” said Andrea Lafferty, president of Traditional Values Coalition. “Who could imagine that we are in this
place today – but we are.”
Last week, the school board voted to include gender identity in the district’s nondiscrimination policy – a decision that was strongly opposed by parents.
Lafferty, who led the opposition to the nondiscrimination policy, warned that the district is moving towards the deconstruction of gender.
“At the end of this is the deconstruction of gender – absolutely,” she told me. “The majority of people pushing (this) are not saying that – but that clearly is
God creating Eve from Adam has no bearing on these people.
DHS efforts to get intelligence badly affected by deportations of radicals
The U.S DHS counterterrorism teams rely on cooperation from immigrant communities to obtain leads on radical individuals and
pending terrorism plots, but many of these communities are becoming more wary of federal law enforcement as the number of deportations
increase. DHS chief Jeh Johnson met last Thursday with immigrant rights groups in Brooklyn, where he encouraged them to work with DHS to
fight terrorism. “The global terrorist threat has evolved to a new place,” Johnson said. “The global terrorist threat is more decentralized, it’s more
defuse, it’s more complex. We see now terrorist organizations making effective use of social media, the Internet, films.” According to Home land
Security New Wire Camille Meckler, the director of legal initiatives at the New York Immigration Coalition, attended last week’s meeting. She said
DHS officials wanted immigrant groups and communities to report suspicious activity, but the agency failed to present a program to facilitate the
reporting. She added that immigrants are concerned with reaching out to DHS, much of whose work revolves around tracking and deporting
undocumented immigrants. “We welcome and encourage any opportunity for meaningful dialogue,” Meckler told Huffington Post. “But at the same
time, I think it needs to be said that the onus is on DHS to make sure that these dialogs are meaningful. … The trust has been significantly
eroded. Immigrant communities are against terrorism just like any other community. They want to be safe and they want their neighbors to be
safe, but it’s on the government to restore that trust.” Following the 9/11 attacks, the federal government stepped up efforts to track
undocumented immigrants and secure the southern U.S. border. DHS launched Secure Communities in 2008, which urged local law enforcement to
share fingerprint data with DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigrant rights groups complained about the program, saying it bred
distrust of local police by connecting police with deportation officials -
After a storm, neighbors
call, Watchmen respond
It came to me suddenly. As I stood in thigh high water making a poor attempt at “high sticking” and drifting a stonefly
through a fishy looking run. It was beginning to warm up a bit and here I was wearing not one, but two shirts, shorts and a
pair of wool socks. I think the only smart piece of my wardrobe was the shorts.
The cool water swirled around my legs and for a brief minute I thought of dipping my hat for some relief. Instead I dipped my hand and was instantly grateful that I decided against
drowning myself with a water filled hat. I did however; bring some coolness to my forehead and neck.
As my line began the tell tale swing of the ending drift I straightened myself out and looked around.
It wasn’t as if I suddenly realized I was lost or that it probably was not the smartest idea to wedge my boot in between two rocks to steady myself in the current. As I stood there clad in
my top of the line (for me) fly fishing ensemble with a pretty rod and reel in hand attempting something that was, for the most part, most likely way above my pay grade, I half smiled in
the warm afternoon sun.
With my eyes now off my line and wandering from this rock to that tree I could feel the bounce-drag of the current on my fly and leader. Slowly, with out any sense of urgency I started
stripping line like I had done once or twice before. This time there was no method to it, no strip-strip-pause, just a slow and somewhat lackadaisical withdrawal of line. I would not have
known to stop had I not heard the subtle click of hook on guide and felt the tension in the line.
I looked down for a bit at the end of my rod tip and there in the last eye was my stonefly. I had stripped all of the line and was holding the welded loop in my hand. The sun glinted off the
copper bead head and I thought to myself, “If I was a fish I would surely want to eat that fly.”
I allowed myself a low chuckle as I reeled in my line and looked for a safe path out of the water. I pulled my boot free, made the downstream turn and almost went for a swim due to a
very rudely placed rock. It was about that time I was grateful for the felt soles on my boots.
Trudging up the bank I found a nice shaded area under a big pine with a thoughtfully placed boulder to lean my rod and shuck my pack. I stood for a moment letting the cool breeze run
around me and filter through my hair. The only sounds that could be heard were a few birds and the soft child-like chuckle of the water as it ran from rock to rock.
From my perch on the shore I had a great view of the water, and with a good pair of polarized glasses, I stared at the water below in frustration. It looked like good water with lots of
different breaks here and there. You name it, it was here. Kind of like some story out of a trout fishing book. Cold, clear water running over gorgeous riffles that in turn spilled over
submerged rocks and cascaded down into deeper undercut pools. Eddies and rips created by large boulders mid-stream with pea and marble sized gravel strewn about.
It looked like good fishy water to me. After all, if I was a fish I most certainly would want to call this stretch of river my home. Without a doubt I would
sleep, during the day, right behind that big rock right there.
Yes sir, I certainly would.
As I looked on in frustration I could hear myself…talking to myself. That slow steady drone that had been with me as soon as I put the first step into the
water way upriver was now growing louder. Standing there with the wind blowing softly around me, with the birds singing the songs of summer and with
the water babbling on about something or other, I could start to make out the words of a muffled but familiar voice.
“You are going about it all wrong. This is not what it’s about man, slow down and relax. Don’t get all in a hurry and forget why you came up here in the
first place-enjoy it.”
So there I was, standing on the banks of a beautiful trophy trout stream, 5500 feet up in the Sierra’s and so irked because I so far, have been outwitted by a
fish with a brain the size of a BB. So irritated that I was missing everything around me, missing the reason I had come in the first place. Missing out on the
images I would want to have in my head later on.
I have always loved to fish, since the very first time I went. I remember the first worm I hooked by myself and the first bite I ever had. I remember the
first and last time I lost a fish due to an improperly set drag. I have always loved even more, just to sit on the bank and fish. Even if there was no catching
to be had.
I guess it goes back to the boy in me, maybe to the boy, or girl, in all of us. The thrill of walking knee high, wet shoes, pants and all through a new creek.
Chasing minnows, crawdads, frogs and whatever else have you. Knowing that it was “my” creek and satisfied that I knew every inch of it. Going to sleep
at night and knowing that tomorrow Billy the frog would be in the same little patch of muddy bank, right next to that crooked stick where I had left him a
few hours ago.
Exploring new waters, the exhilaration of finding new pockets, nooks and crannies where bugs and all kinds of other kid stuff may be lurking. That
excitement in knowing that if you could just get around that big boulder right there, countless untold little treasures would be found. The satisfaction of
when you did conquer that mountain of a rock everything was just as you imagined it, beautiful, untouched and as if it has been right there waiting for you
and only you this whole time. Confident that there would be fish and all kinds of other good stuff there and excited to know-you just had to find it.
COWBOY NTO ~ reflections…
Shipwrecks spotted in crystal-clear waters of Lake Michigan
Earlier this month, a helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air
Station in Traverse City, Michigan, was out on a routine patrol
over the lake, looking for boats in distress or anything out of
the ordinary. It was a calm day; the ice that covered the lake
had recently melted, and the water was still very cold, just 38
degrees Fahrenheit — a perfect combination for good visibility.
When Petty Officer Mitch Brown looked out the window of the
helicopter, he could spot several century-old shipwrecks in the
It’s the car that saved a car company a half-century
ago, and it may help keep it running today.
Glenn Pray, a high school shop teacher from Tulsa,
Okla., got the wild idea in 1960 that he’d buy the
remains of defunct automaker Auburn-CordDuesenberg.
To get enough money to pay for it, he had to sell his
pride and joy: the 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged
Convertible Phaeton that he’d restored and that was
considered to be the best Cord in the world.
Japanese WWII warplane lies
wrecked in shallow water off Guam
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In the 2nd century BC Chinese invented wrapping and padding material known as paper. There are many evidences
that confirm that they used that paper like toilet paper too.
In the 6th century CE toilet paper was widely used in China.
Historically the first modern toilet paper was made in 1391, when it was created for the needs of the Chinese Emperor
family. Each sheet of toilet paper was even perfumed. That was toilet paper as we have come to think of it.
In the late fifteenth century, paper became widely available. However, mass manufacturing of modern toilet paper
began in the late 19th century.
Joseph C. Gayetty created the first commercially packaged toilet paper in 1857. His toilet papers were loose, flat,
sheets of paper. Joseph founded The Gayetty Firm for toilet paper production in New Jersey and his first factory-made
toilet paper was "The Therapeutic Paper”. This first toilet paper in flat sheets was medicated with aloe. Gayetty named
it “Gayetty’s Medicated Paper.” Joseph Gayetty printed his name on every sheet. Unfortunately, this invention failed.
Thomas Seymour, Edward Irvin and Clarence Wood Scott began selling some kind of toilet paper in Philadelphia in
1867. In 1879, Scott brothers founded the Scott Paper Company. The Scott Paper Company's toilet paper was the first
toilet paper sold in rolls. In 1890 the Scott Paper Company made its Waldorf brand toilet paper in rolls.
In 1871, Zeth Wheeler patents rolled and perforated toilet paper. In 1877 he founded the Albany Perforated Wrapping
Paper Company. In 1897, company began selling and marketing standard perforated toilet paper on a roll.
Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a
burglary suspect in the area of County Road 1723 at approximately 2:30 am.
He located the subject hiding in a wooded area and pursued him on foot. During the pursuit the
man opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Deputy Smith in the neck. Despite the
wound, Deputy Smith returned fire and wounded the subject. The man was then taken into
Just in 2015 ~Total Line of Duty
Deputy Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office
for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Automobile accident: 3
Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas
Gunfire (Accidental): 3
Heart attack: 3
End of Watch: Friday, May 15, 2015
Motorcycle accident: 4
Vehicle pursuit: 1
Vehicular assault: 3
Deputy Smith was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Brown assisted in the fund-raising for Denver's Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception which was completed in 1911. She
worked with Judge Lindsey to help destitute children and establish
the United States' first juvenile court which helped form the basis
of the modern U.S. juvenile courts system.
Brown ran for Senate again in 1914 but ended her campaign to
return to France to work with the American Committee for
Devastated France during WWI.
Brown was conveyed to the passenger liner RMS Titanic as a first class
passenger aboard the tender SS Nomadic at Cherbourg, France. The
Titanic sank early on April 15, 1912, at around 2:20 a.m. after striking an
iceberg at around 11:40 the night before.
Brown helped others board the lifeboats, but was finally persuaded to
leave the ship in Lifeboat No. 6. Brown was later called "The Unsinkable
Molly Brown" by authors because she helped in the ship's evacuation,
taking an oar herself in her lifeboat and urging that the lifeboat to go back
and save more people. Her urgings were met with opposition from
Quartermaster Robert Hichens, the crewman in charge of Lifeboat 6.
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•The comfrey plant can serve as an effective remedy for sunburn, as
its extract contains allantoin, which is a nucleotide that naturally occurs
in the body. According to researchers it absorbs UV radiation from the
sun, thereby protecting the fragile DNA from otherwise inevitable
damage. Some studies suggest that in addition to its healing and
soothing properties allantoin may also enhance skin repair.
•Olive oil may be touted as a remedy for almost everything, but in this
case the claims are backed by several studies. Plants like olive trees
are endowed by nature with protective mechanisms of their own,
shielding them from the oxidative damage of the sun. These properties
also offer protection to our bodies. Similarly blueberries and
raspberries are protected by the very pigments that lend them their
•Home remedies for sunburn treatment include the use of tea. There is
tannic acid contained in tea which has a soothing effect on sunburned
areas of the skin. This is actually a traditional Chinese remedy and its
efficacy is attributed to tannic acid and theobromine. According to
some researchers the catechins present in tea may also be helpful in
the prevention of skin damage, as well as in healing.
•Aloe vera is one of the most beneficial home remedies for sunburn
redness. Take the pulpy gel from aloe vera leaves and apply to the
burn. You can also buy aloe vera gel from health stores or use lotions
and ointments that contain aloe vera. Studies have even found aloe vera
extract can offer protection against skin damage during radiation
Entering the 2014 election cycle I have begun to see the rhetoric begin to spill out from politicians all
across the country. It is amazing what age and time grant an individual’s views. Several things become
clear or more visible the older I get. In years past sometimes had been drawn into the discussions of
progressives telling everyone over and over that they are centrists. Typically their claims sound honest
and worthy of discussion but in fact, it is only a tool used to fool and mislead the politically
uneducated in order to maintain power and continue pushing their own addenda’s. The use of the
stump to voice options that do not truly reflect their beliefs or agendas has become common practice
on both sides of the isle, and so effective, it is tearing at the very fabric of this country. A lie is a lie,
and deception is nothing less than deception! If these are the tools used by anyone to enter office
then they shouldn’t publicly serve anywhere in our country, for any reason. Truth Justice and the
American way should be what our public servants strive for, yet unlike Superman, it’s their truthJustice is only something that severs their addenda’s- and the “American way” only gets in the way of
politicians getting what they seem to want, Power and Riches not to hold the oath to Serve and
Protect . From where I stand It seems that today Americans have allowed the fox to watch over the
hen house, worse people appear to continue to believe the bloody mouthed fox when the hens have
all been slaughtered. In the spirit of trying to better our country my suggestion is this. Try turning off
your television two weeks before the elections. Research your available candidates yourself; confirm
your sources the best you can, even look at your candidates voting record if they currently serve in
office. Make your vote count by choosing the candidate who truly represents your voice, views and
most importantly stands by the belief that this country will be great again. Voting for people who
believe in our Constitution as a founding document, not something to be manipulated or twisted to
suit their own addenda’s will bring about prosperity unity, not division or hopelessness. Vote smart
not emotion, Please Wake up America. Submitted by NH by way of Indy…
In 1942, John K. Northrop conceived the XP-79 as a high-speed rocket-powered flying-wing
In January 1943, a contract for two prototypes (s/n's 43-52437 & 43-52438) with
designation XP-79 was issued by the United States Army Air Forces.
To test the radical design, glider prototypes were built. One, designated MX-324, was towed
into the air on 5 July 1944 by a P-38, making it the first US-built rocket-powered aircraft to
President Harry Truman is the first President to have to deal with the UFO
phenomena publicly. There may have been sightings and/or UFO crashes before
Truman, but nothing that had to be dealt with publicly. More importantly, Truman
was the first President who had to deal with the public relations problems that go
along with the UFO phenomena.
It is estimated that every day in the United States government, 17,000 pages of
documents are written and classified. In addition thousands of pages of documents
are created and published every day by the government which are not classified.
The President, no matter how smart, or how fast he reads, has the time to read
even the tiniest percentage of these documents.
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