Saturday, November 30, 2013

Classic Shell for Windows 8

If you have Windows 8 and can't stand it, get this program. It will make Windows 8 almost bearable. Trust me you will love it........... Jack

Classic Shell is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are:
Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins
Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs
Find programs, settings, files and documents
Start button for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Toolbar and status bar for Windows Explorer
Caption and status bar for Internet Explorer
Get it HERE

Windows 8 Nightmare

It all started with a new out of the box Gateway computer with Windows 8 on it. No one likes Windows 8 so I tried to install Windows 7, but I found out you can't. So I tried to take a $100 loss but no takers. Then I read that Microsoft came out with 8.1. 8.1 has a real live start button so I decided to download the up grade. The nightmare began with you had to have a Microsoft log in pass word. You get that by getting a Outlook mail account, I had one already. It took about an hour to download. It took another hour to install. I hate log on passwords but I had to enter my Outlook pass word to get it to boot up. Now I'm ready to see all the improvements from version 8 to 8.1. Sorry Charley, 8.1 stinks just as bad as 8 My advice is if for some unknown reason you like version 8 you might want to upgrade to 8.1, but if like me and do not like 8, don't waste your time. I'm going to restore version 8 to it so as maybe I can sell it. I could never sell it with all of my information in it. I just hope Windows 7 hangs around for a long time to come.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Herman Jahnigen Interview

Please try to overlook the quality of this video. It was converted from a VCR tapte to DVD then to Youtube format. .........Jack

Ripley County's most decorated veteran. He was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded on June 9, 1944 in the European Theatre. Mr. Jahnigen's citations included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, European Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Netherlands Citation, and the Normandy, Belgium, French, and American Defense Medals. On June 27, 1945 he received a battlefield commission promoting him to Lieutenant.


Support our troops

Support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would get it's ass kicked.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Make Everything OK


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Kennedy assassinated Nov 22, 1963


1963 – Hours after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address - November 19, 1863

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner referred to the most famous speech ever given by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech."
There are five known copies of the speech in Lincoln's handwriting, See them HERE

Golden years of TV



I remember a Lot of these and some I've never heard of. If you are 50 plus you will love this video.


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Battle of the Hams story

Station WB9OTX Jack Demaree operator 
This is a great story, if you are interested in knowing about Ham Radio take a few minutes to read.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

British Spitfire

Photo credit: Chowells
A Supermarine Spitfire Mark XVI. The Spitfire was an iconic British single-seat fighter used by the RAF and many Allied countries in the Second World War.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

1st shipboard aircraft take off - 11/14/1910

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Eugene Burton Ely was an aviation pioneer, credited with the first shipboard aircraft take off and landing.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated Nov. 13th 1982

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War.
Its construction and related issues have been the source of controversies, some of which have resulted in additions to the memorial complex. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial.
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The main part of the memorial, which was completed in 1982, is in Constitution Gardens adjacent to the National Mall, just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service, and receives around 3 million visitors each year. The Memorial Wall was designed by American architect Maya Lin. The typesetting of the original 58,195 names on the wall was performed by Datalantic in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, it was ranked tenth on the "List of America's Favorite Architecture" by the American Institute of Architects.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

eleventh hour, eleventh month, eleventh day

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compi├Ęgne, France. The fighting officially ends at 11:00 a.m., (the eleventh hour in the eleventh month on the eleventh day) and this is annually honored with a two-minute silence.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Arlington Flyover

Every now and again we need to pause and take the time to thank God for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.


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U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial

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Nov 10, 1954
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington Ridge Park, Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The memorial features the six men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima: Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, Private First Class Franklin Sousley, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, Private First Class Ira Hayes, and Hospital Corpsman John Bradley.
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Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2013

On Monday, Nov. 11, there will be a Veterans Day breakfast at 8 a.m. for veterans, members of the military, and legionaires at South Ripley High School on Benham Road in Versailles.
This will be followed by a Veterans Day program at 8:45 a.m. Then, at 10:30 a.m. a Veterans Memorial Service will be conducted at the Ripley County Veterans Monument on the courthouse square in Versailles.
From: Ripley News
Seems every year I add a post about Veterans Day. I did a search of my Blog and was amazed what I found. Click HERE to see the posts. .... Jack

Friday, November 08, 2013

Happy Birthday Marine Corps - Semper Fidelis

November 10, 1775 many consider the birth of today’s United States Marine Corps. It was on this day that Captain Samuel Nicholas formed the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War, according to Fox News, by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Known as the Devil Dogs of the U.S. Military, a moniker steeped in tradition dating back to 1918, where German soldiers described the Marines as fighting with such ferocity it was likened to “Dogs from Hell".
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Jahnigen / Bishop Tributes

Herman Jahnigen


Ripley County Indiana's most decorated veteran. He was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded on June 9, 1944 in the European Theatre. Mr. Jahnigen's citations included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, European Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Netherlands Citation, and the Normandy, Belgium, French, and American Defense Medals. On June 27, 1945 he received a battlefield commission promoting him to Lieutenant.
Herman was a dear friend of mine and I feel he never received the credit he deserved. Here with the Internet and YouTube all can give him the credit he well deserved for helping make the USA free for you and I. Please forward this link to others you know.
See the Tribute here:
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Cpl. John C. Bishop USMC Tribute


More than 5000 people have viewed the "Cpl. John C. Bishop USMC Tribute" to date. As time passes this video of John's return to the small town of Versailles, Indiana will help to keep him in our mind. I play this tribute from time to time to refresh my mind of the great sacrifice our veterans have gave in the past to protect our freedom. I reccomend you play the video as I do from time to time to keep our veterans in our thoughts. See the tribute HERE.
Please send a donation to benefit Cpl. Bishop’s children at:
Bishop’s children Fund
c/o Stratton - Karsteter Funeral Home
P.O. Box 84
Versailles, In 47042

Monday, November 04, 2013