Friday, June 27, 2014

Boycott of Mexico

O'Reilly Calls for Boycott of Mexico

Do Not Travel There
Don't buy their stuff

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is calling for a boycott on all Mexican products and travel until Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is released from a Mexican jail where he has been held prisoner since March.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Take a ride From Versailles to Friendship, Indiana

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From Versailles on SR 129 then at Olean turn on Olean Rd. then left on St. Rd. 62 to Frendship.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

$$ Money $$

Money is just like manure
It is worthless unless it
is spread around

Author unknown

Monday, June 16, 2014

Afraid to take a shower ??

June 16, 1960
Psycho considered one of Hitchcock's best films and praised as a work of cinematic art by international film critics and film scholars. Ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films. After Hitchcock's death in 1980, Universal Studios began producing follow-ups: three sequels, a remake, a television movie spin-off, and a TV series.

Friday, June 13, 2014

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

Shoot starts June 13 2014 - Friendship, In.
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Mission Statement
The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve NMLRA’s and our nation’s rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzleloading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs
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A Soldier Died Today

Glenn D. Risk
12 27, 1920 - 5 31, 2014
He was getting  old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.

(A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boeing 777 first flight June 12, 1994

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles. Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between Boeing's 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Everybody knows that ???

I was with a small group of people, one said today is "D" Day. I replied yes a very important day in history. One replied that's the day that Eisenhower dropped the atomic bomb on Germany. I said are you nuts, Pres. Truman authorized dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan. The bomb's code word was Fat Boy, The plane that carried the bomb was The Enola Gay named after the pilot's mother. The pilot was Colonel Paul Tibbets. All three friends said Eisenhower was the president and the bomb was dropped on Germany. To make a long story short I had to go home get my laptop computer and look up the facts on I know History is a favorite past time of mine but gee whiz, everyone should at lest know Gen. Eisenhower was the supreme commander on the D Day landing of Normandy. Also Truman was vice pres. taking over pres. when Roosevelt  died in office. Truman was president when WWII ended in 1945.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

D-Day Invasion June 6th 1944

June 5, 1944 - Between 11 pm and 3 am, 13,000 allied paratroopers and gliders carrying heavy equipment leave England to begin the invasion of France by air.
In a broadcast message to the troops, delivered before they leave, Eisenhower says, "The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory.... We will accept nothing less than full victory!"
June 6, 1944 - Overnight, a military armada and more than 156,000 troops cross the English Channel. Minesweepers go ahead to clear the waters in preparation for the more than 2,300 landing crafts that will be carrying men, vehicles and supplies.
Between midnight and 8 am, Allied forces of more than 11,000 aircraft, fly 14,674 sorties.
6:30 am - Troops begin coming ashore on a 60-mile front.
In a broadcast to the people of occupied Europe, Eisenhower says, "Although the initial assault may not have been in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching."

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"Veterans make it possible for everything you take for granted"

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

James Stockdale U.S. Navy

James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Stockdale led aerial attacks from the carrier USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident. On his next deployment, while Commander of Carrier Air Wing 16 aboard the carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34), he was shot down over enemy territory on September 9, 1965.
Stockdale was the highest-ranking naval officer held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was awarded 26 personal combat decorations, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars. During the late 1970s, he served as President of the Naval War College.
Stockdale was candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 1992 presidential election, on Ross Perot's independent ticket.
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Monday, June 02, 2014

Casey at the Bat - June 3rd 1888

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American writer Ernest Thayer's baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published in the San Francisco Examiner.

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Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, OK

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Last year, children at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, OK were packing their backpacks at the end of the school day when a tornado came barreling through the school. By the time the tornado was gone, so was Plaza Towers Elementary. In its place was a huge pile of rubble, trapping teachers and children. Seven students did not survive. Chad has personally spearheaded the initiative to build a memorial to help remember the students who lost their lives and to help bring hope to the community at the newly constructed Plaza Towers Elementary School.
Click HERE to learn more about the Plaza Towers Elementary Memorial.
We ask that you take a minute to help. Donations are needed,