Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pope Francis: Everyone SAVED, All Go to Heaven!


American atheists welcomed Pope Francis’ comments that God redeems nonbelievers, saying that the new pontiff's historic outreach is helping to topple longstanding barriers.
“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone,” the pope told worshipers at morning Mass on Wednesday. “‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!
Francis continued, “We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”

Friday, May 24, 2013

London Sheep: Courage Among Cowards

'A crazy-assed Muslim'

 ''We swear by the Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone ... We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women had to see this today but in our lands our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your governments. They don't care about you. Do you think David Cameron is gonna get caught in the streets when we start busting our guns? Do you think the politicians are gonna die? No, it's gonna be the average guy – like you.''
- 'A crazy-assed Muslim'

In the brutal radical Islamic driven murder in London this week, there is one profile in courage that needs to be shared. One lone woman stood out in the crowd and confronted the two killers, who were still bloody and still carrying weapons. Fearless, the woman put her own life ahead of others – an amazing act of courage. Glenn reacted to the courage and to the cowards in the streets of London.
Read the full profile of Ingrid Loyau-Kennett HERE
 “There was one individual that stood up. One,” Glenn said. “It was a woman that stood up. In fact, she didn't stand up. She first had to stand up, reach up, pull the little string to ring the bell so the bus would stop that she was on, so she got off the bus because she saw blood in the streets. She looked around all the sheep being led right directly to slaughter and walked up to the guy with the blood on his hands.”
“This woman approached him, confronted him. She then looked back at the crowd with contempt and disgust. You know what made her stand up in the bus? She said her Christian belief. She’s a Catholic. Her Christian belief. When she found out it wasn’t an accident, why did she pursue him? Because she said there were children there and she didn’t ‑‑ better to happen to her than a child.”“Where were the rest of the sheep?”“Here’s the difference between us and the greatest generation. The greatest generation we had leaders, and the greatest generation we had God. There were things that were bigger than us. There were things worth living for and there were things worth dying for. What are those things worth dying for anymore? What are those things worth standing for anymore? Your job? Your car, your house? How many of us will sit down to save our children? I don’t want my children to live in a world like that.”Glenn said that people have been taught to be sheep, to be silent, and to no longer stand up for things bigger than themselves.

Victim Lee Rigby

“Why do you think these people are so bold? Because you have been taught to be silent.”“What is the difference between the three airplanes that crashed on September 11th? The first two didn’t know what was going on and they thought they would be left to live. They thought it was a hijacking and that was it. They didn’t think anybody was crazy enough to fly them into a building. The third plane, because they had information, they knew, and Todd Beamer stood up. It’s better to go down fightin’ than go down like sheep. We’re gonna save people. And so they rushed, and they lost, but we remember their name.”“I will never forget, I will never forget Todd Beamer’s name. I will never forget ‘Let’s roll,’ and I am ashamed to say I will never forget the sheep in the streets of London.”“Choose you today who do you serve? Choose today life or death. Choose today what the future is you want your children to live under. Freedom? Freedom where, yes, at times we can be divisive; or death. Because that is your choice: Submit or die. As for me and my family, I choose God.”- Glenn Beck

Internal Revenue Service: Kill It or Save It? Impeachment and more...


Mike Corthell

IRS....RIP


1862 to 2013



''Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers.'' asked an IRS agent when the Coalition for Life of Iowa applied for tax exempt status. Sound outrageous? How about unconstitutional? This and many more equally egregious and unnecessary questions were asked by the eager bureaucrat.

The IRS is part of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. In 1862, during the Civil War, President Lincoln with the assent of Congress created the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted a temporary income tax to pay expenses incurred during the war. The position of Commissioner still exists today as the head of the Internal Revenue Service.

In light of the current scandal involving the agency, many politicians and citizens from both parties are calling for 'killing the IRS'. Others just want it in pared down. What will happen, of course, remains to be seen. But the scandal is growing, with NBC –  no less –  reporting that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election. The IRS affair may, therefor, end the Obama presidency – at the very least it will probably limit the president's effectiveness for the remainder of his term. As of this writing, we are only seeing the tip of this putrid, despicable iceberg.

As a tax collector, the IRS has the dubious reputation of most tax collectors – cold, uncaring, even evil. But is it all the agency's fault? Congress created the IRS, and Congress passed all the laws that generated the massive, 74,000 page (2013) tax code. The power vested in the agency has made it corrupt. The danger of this most recent scandal is that this collection agency has been used as a political tool to harass organizations that had been labeled enemies, ideologically speaking, of the Obama administration.

The Internal Revenue Service is an unwieldy, monstrous agency. In all deference to President Obama, he doesn't have to ability to correct the abuses that have come to light. I don't believe any president can – short of abolishing the IRS.

I say scrap it and start over. The solution is simple; I propose that Congress phase out the IRS over a period of three fiscal years and at the same time phase in a national, retail sales tax. A national sales tax that treats every tax payer equally and allows businesses to grow and thrive. This plan will also generate more tax revenue than the current tax code. The new Treasury Department agency created to monitor the national sales tax will be microscopic compared to the present, out-of-control IRS that is too large, too powerful, too intrusive and too abusive.

Scandals, Treason, Impeachment (Resignation)

 - Oh My!





I just re-read my opinion piece,IRS....RIP and I have to add a bit more to it. I wrote the op/ed as a letter to the Conway Daily Suneditor. (published 5/24/2013). I was limited by set number of words. There is much more to be said...

Pat Buchanan, in his recent commentary, The Spectator President, said, ''For it is difficult to believe the IRS could conduct a full-court press on Obama’s opponents, that IRS higher-ups knew about it, years ago, and that Treasury knew about it before the election – but the White House was kept in the dark about a scandal that could have derailed the Obama campaign.'' Pat is correct of course. A little slight of hand by the President kept him in office for another destructive four years.

Hiding a scandal, obfuscating the criminal act of violating constitutional rights - unequal application of the law - it goes on and on. From Benghazi to FoxNews, James Rosen to the Associated Press. Does the cover-up amount to treason? Time will tell, the investigation(s) are just starting.

All three scandals, at the very least, reveal a president who is not engaged in the running of the executive branch. A kind nickname would be, '' The Aloof President''.  When the IRS scandal broke wide open, the White House spin went into high gear. But forgetting history, like Nixon, Obama distanced himself, saying, “I certainly did not know” and calling the IRS an 'independent' agency. And that just may be the keystone of his undoing. It all comes down to lack of accountability. The culture that has permeated the Obama regime must not be allowed to continue. It’s up to the people, through their representatives, to fix it.

Early in the 'scandal trilogy' some were bandying about the 'I' word - impeachment. I did not, but now I see impeachment as a very real possibility. We have impeached a total of two presidents in the history of our republic; Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon would have been had he not resigned - convicted too. One thing that is very clear, is that given the massive abuse of power by President Obama and his subordinates, impeachment is in the cards.

If the president is as unaware (clueless) as he claims to be, saying that he knew nothing of any of these events until they were made public, then he is confessing the fact that he is completely incompetent and therefor derelict in his duties as President of the United States.  
By his own admission, he didn't know what was happening in Benghazi, unaware that the IRS was targeting political enemies, or what was going on in the Justice Department.  If this is true, then he should resign immediately.

 But who is kidding who? He had to know. Treason? I will leave that determination to history.

Scandals, Treason, Impeachment (Resignation) - Oh My!





I just re-read my opinion piece, IRS....RIP and I have to add a bit more to it. I wrote the op/ed as a letter to the Conway Daily Sun editor. (published 5/24/2013). I was limited by set number of words. There is much more to be said...

Pat Buchanan, in his recent commentary, The Spectator President, said, ''For it is difficult to believe the IRS could conduct a full-court press on Obama’s opponents, that IRS higher-ups knew about it, years ago, and that Treasury knew about it before the election – but the White House was kept in the dark about a scandal that could have derailed the Obama campaign.'' Pat is correct of course. A little slight of hand by the President kept him in office for another destructive four years.

Hiding a scandal, obfuscating the criminal act of violating constitutional rights - unequal application of the law - it goes on and on. From Benghazi to FoxNews, James Rosen to the Associated Press. Does the cover-up amount to treason? Time will tell, the investigation(s) are just starting.

All three scandals, at the very least, reveal a president who is not engaged in the running of the executive branch. A kind nickname would be, '' The Aloof President''.  When the IRS scandal broke wide open, the White House spin went into high gear. But forgetting history, like Nixon, Obama distanced himself, saying, “I certainly did not know” and calling the IRS an 'independent' agency. And that just may be the keystone of his undoing. It all comes down to lack of accountability. The culture that has permeated the Obama regime must not be allowed to continue. It’s up to the people, through their representatives, to fix it.

Early in the 'scandal trilogy' some were bandying about the 'I' word - impeachment. I did not, but now I see impeachment as a very real possibility. We have impeached a total of two presidents in the history of our republic; Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon would have been had he not resigned - convicted too. One thing that is very clear, is that given the massive abuse of power by President Obama and his subordinates, impeachment is in the cards.

If the president is as unaware (clueless) as he claims to be, saying that he knew nothing of any of these events until they were made public, then he is confessing the fact that he is completely incompetent and therefor derelict in his duties as President of the United States. 
By his own admission, he didn't know what was happening in Benghazi, unaware that the IRS was targeting political enemies, or what was going on in the Justice Department.  If this is true, then he should resign immediately.

 But who is kidding who? He had to know. Treason? I will leave that determination to history.




Internal Revenue Service: Kill It or Save It?

Mike Corthell


IRS....RIP



1862 to 2013















''Please detail the content of the members of your organization’s prayers.'' asked an IRS agent when the Coalition for Life of Iowa applied for tax exempt status. Sound outrageous? How about unconstitutional? This and many more equally egregious and unnecessary questions were asked by the eager bureaucrat.


The IRS is part of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. In 1862, during the Civil War, President Lincoln with the assent of Congress created the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted a temporary income tax to pay expenses incurred during the war. The position of Commissioner still exists today as the head of the Internal Revenue Service.

In light of the current scandal involving the agency, many politicians and citizens from both parties are calling for 'killing the IRS'. Others just want it in pared down. What will happen, of course, remains to be seen. But the scandal is growing, with NBC –  no less –  reporting that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election. The IRS affair may, therefor, end the Obama presidency – at the very least it will probably limit the president's effectiveness for the remainder of his term. As of this writing, we are only seeing the tip of this putrid, despicable iceberg.

As a tax collector, the IRS has the dubious reputation of most tax collectors – cold, uncaring, even evil. But is it all the agency's fault? Congress created the IRS, and Congress passed all the laws that generated the massive, 74,000 page (2013) tax code. The power vested in the agency has made it corrupt. The danger of this most recent scandal is that this collection agency has been used as a political tool to harass organizations that had been labeled enemies, ideologically speaking, of the Obama administration.

The Internal Revenue Service is an unwieldy, monstrous agency. In all deference to President Obama, he doesn't have to ability to correct the abuses that have come to light. I don't believe any president can – short of abolishing the IRS.


I say scrap it and start over. The solution is simple; I propose that Congress phase out the IRS over a period of three fiscal years and at the same time phase in a national, retail sales tax. A national sales tax that treats every tax payer equally and allows businesses to grow and thrive. This plan will also generate more tax revenue than the current tax code. The new Treasury Department agency created to monitor the national sales tax will be microscopic compared to the present, out-of-control IRS that is too large, too powerful, too intrusive and too abusive.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The United States was Founded As and Still is a Christian Nation


Columbia is the historical and poetic name used for the United States of America. 

Contrary to the opinion of those who would have us believe America was founded on secular humanistic values, the percentage of professing Christians in America in 1776 was around 99.8%.  In addition, the founding fathers cited the Bible in their speeches more than any other book. God, and His Word, played a huge role in the founding father’s worldview and their vision for our nation’s future.


In 1620, the Pilgrims, upon arriving in America, formed a compact called the Mayflower Compact* that begins with these words: “In the name of God, Amen…Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian Faith…a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the Northern parts of Virginia” 

James Madison reveals his viewpoint, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, but upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God”

In 1778, George Washington wrote a letter to a fellow patriot in which he noted how he had seen God’s hand at work, “The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations” 

Patrick Henry, a patriot of the Revolutionary period, said, It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!” How do those who deny that our nation had a Godly beginning ignore statements like this?

At the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Samuel Adams said, “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient.  He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come” 

Even Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the two men most difficult to pin down as to their beliefs, spoke positively of God:  Ben Franklin said to George Washington, at the Constitutional Convention, “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God Governs in the affairs of men” 

Thomas Jefferson:  “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?  That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever…”   A word to the wise: heed the words of Mr. Jefferson.

The best proof : The Paris Peace Treaty was the document which formally ended the Revolution and granted the United States independence from Great Britain. In a real sense, the United States formally became a nation on September 3, 1783.

The Paris Peace Treaty of 1783

In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.
It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, arch- treasurer and prince elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc., and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correspondence and friendship which they mutually wish to restore, and to establish such a beneficial and satisfactory intercourse , between the two countries upon the ground of reciprocal advantages and mutual convenience as may promote and secure to both perpetual peace and harmony; and having for this desirable end already laid the foundation of peace and reconciliation by the Provisional Articles signed at Paris on the 30th of November 1782, by the commissioners empowered on each part, which articles were agreed to be inserted in and constitute the Treaty of Peace proposed to be concluded between the Crown of Great Britain and the said United States, but which treaty was not to be concluded until terms of peace should be agreed upon between Great Britain and France and his Britannic Majesty should be ready to conclude such treaty accordingly; and the treaty between Great Britain and France having since been concluded, his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, in order to carry into full effect the Provisional Articles above mentioned, according to the tenor thereof, have constituted and appointed, that is to say his Britannic Majesty on his part, David Hartley, Esqr., member of the Parliament of Great Britain, and the said United States on their part, John Adams, Esqr., late a commissioner of the United States of America at the court of Versailles, late delegate in Congress from the state of Massachusetts, and chief justice of the said state, and minister plenipotentiary of the said United States to their high mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands; Benjamin Franklin, Esqr., late delegate in Congress from the state of Pennsylvania, president of the convention of the said state, and minister plenipotentiary from the United States of America at the court of Versailles; John Jay, Esqr., late president of Congress and chief justice of the state of New York, and minister plenipotentiary from the said United States at the court of Madrid; to be plenipotentiaries for the concluding and signing the present definitive treaty; who after having reciprocally communicated their respective full powers have agreed upon and confirmed the following articles.
Article 1:
His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof.
Article 2:
And that all disputes which might arise in future on the subject of the boundaries of the said United States may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are and shall be their boundaries, viz.; from the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz., that nagle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude; from thence by a line due west on said latitude until it strikes the river Iroquois or Cataraquy; thence along the middle of said river into Lake Ontario; through the middle of said lake until it strikes the communication by water between that lake and Lake Erie; thence along the middle of said communication into Lake Erie, through the middle of said lake until it arrives at the water communication between that lake and Lake Huron; thence along the middle of said water communication into Lake Huron, thence through the middle of said lake to the water communication between that lake and Lake Superior; thence through Lake Superior northward of the Isles Royal and Phelipeaux to the Long Lake; thence through the middle of said Long Lake and the water communication between it and the Lake of the Woods, to the said Lake of the Woods; thence through the said lake to the most northwesternmost point thereof, and from thence on a due west course to the river Mississippi; thence by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river Mississippi until it shall intersect the northernmost part of the thirty-first degree of north latitude, South, by a line to be drawn due east from the determination of the line last mentioned in the latitude of thirty-one degrees of the equator, to the middle of the river Apalachicola or Catahouche; thence along the middle thereof to its junction with the Flint River, thence straight to the head of Saint Mary's River; and thence down along the middle of Saint Mary's River to the Atlantic Ocean; east, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river Saint Croix, from its mouth in the Bay of Fundy to its source, and from its source directly north to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic Ocean from those which fall into the river Saint Lawrence; comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part and East Florida on the other shall, respectively, touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean, excepting such islands as now are or heretofore have been within the limits of the said province of Nova Scotia.
Article 3:
It is agreed that the people of the United States shall continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind on the Grand Bank and on all the other banks of Newfoundland, also in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and at all other places in the sea, where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish. And also that the inhabitants of the United States shall have liberty to take fish of every kind on such part of the coast of Newfoundland as British fishermen shall use, (but not to dry or cure the same on that island) and also on the coasts, bays and creeks of all other of his Brittanic Majesty's dominions in America; and that the American fishermen shall have liberty to dry and cure fish in any of the unsettled bays, harbors, and creeks of Nova Scotia, Magdalen Islands, and Labrador, so long as the same shall remain unsettled, but so soon as the same or either of them shall be settled, it shall not be lawful for the said fishermen to dry or cure fish at such settlement without a previous agreement for that purpose with the inhabitants, proprietors, or possessors of the ground.
Article 4:
It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Article 5:
It is agreed that Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties, which have been confiscated belonging to real British subjects; and also of the estates, rights, and properties of persons resident in districts in the possession on his Majesty's arms and who have not borne arms against the said United States. And that persons of any other decription shall have free liberty to go to any part or parts of any of the thirteen United States and therein to remain twelve months unmolested in their endeavors to obtain the restitution of such of their estates, rights, and properties as may have been confiscated; and that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several states a reconsideration and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to render the said laws or acts perfectly consistent not only with justice and equity but with that spirit of conciliation which on the return of the blessings of peace should universally prevail. And that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several states that the estates, rights, and properties, of such last mentioned persons shall be restored to them, they refunding to any persons who may be now in possession the bona fide price (where any has been given) which such persons may have paid on purchasing any of the said lands, rights, or properties since the confiscation. And it is agreed that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either by debts, marriage settlements, or otherwise, shall meet with no lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights.
Article 6:
That there shall be no future confiscations made nor any prosecutions commenced against any person or persons for, or by reason of, the part which he or they may have taken in the present war, and that no person shall on that account suffer any future loss or damage, either in his person, liberty, or property; and that those who may be in confinement on such charges at the time of the ratification of the treaty in America shall be immediately set at liberty, and the prosecutions so commenced be discontinued.
Article 7:
There shall be a firm and perpetual peace between his Brittanic Majesty and the said states, and between the subjects of the one and the citizens of the other, wherefore all hostilities both by sea and land shall from henceforth cease. All prisoners on both sides shall be set at liberty, and his Brittanic Majesty shall with all convenient speed, and without causing any destruction, or carrying away any Negroes or other property of the American inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garrisons, and fleets from the said United States, and from every post, place, and harbor within the same; leaving in all fortifications, the American artilery that may be therein; and shall also order and cause all archives, records, deeds, and papers belonging to any of the said states, or their citizens, which in the course of the war may have fallen into the hands of his officers, to be forthwith restored and delivered to the proper states and persons to whom they belong.
Article 8:
The navigation of the river Mississippi, from its source to the ocean, shall forever remain free and open to the subjects of Great Britain and the citizens of the United States.
Article 9:
In case it should so happen that any place or territory belonging to Great Britain or to the United States should have been conquered by the arms of either from the other before the arrival of the said Provisional Articles in America, it is agreed that the same shall be restored without difficulty and without requiring any compensation.
Article 10:
The solemn ratifications of the present treaty expedited in good and due form shall be exchanged between the contracting parties in the space of six months or sooner, if possible, to be computed from the day of the signatures of the present treaty. In witness whereof we the undersigned, their ministers plenipotentiary, have in their name and in virtue of our full powers, signed with our hands the present definitive treaty and caused the seals of our arms to be affixed thereto.
Done at Paris, this third day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three.
D. HARTLEY (SEAL)
JOHN ADAMS (SEAL)
B. FRANKLIN (SEAL)
JOHN JAY (SEAL)

The Mayflower Compact*

In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.
Signers:
John Alden
Isaac Allerton
John Allerton
John Billington
Richard Bitteridge
William Bradford
William Brewster
Peter Brown
John Carver
James Chilton
Richard Clark
Francis Cooke
John Craxton
Edward Doten
Francis Eaton
Thomas English
Moses Fletcher
Edward Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Richard Gardiner
John Goodman
Stephen Hopkins
John Howland
Edward Leister
Edmund Margeson
Christopher Martin
William Mullins
Digery Priest
John Rigdale
Thomas Rogers
George Soule
Miles Standish
Edward Tilly
John Tilly
Thomas Tinker
John Turner
Richard Warren
William White
Thomas Williams
Edward Winslow
Gilbert Winslow



FRYEBURG 250TH BIRTHDAY - Fryeburg, Maine Memorial Weekend YARD SALES


Monday, May 13, 2013

FACTS on Benghazi: 8 Hours of Hell AND They all lied


Saturday night(5-11-2013) on her Fox News show, Judge Jeanine Piro spoke out with eloquence and righteous indignation over the Benghazi affair. It was a tour de force presentation of the issues in bold and commonsense language. I have always enjoyed Judge Piro’s work, but in the past few weeks, she has come into her own. Perhaps it is her years as a judge that enables her to speak with such moral clarity about the fundamental issues.


This under-12 minute video segment is a must see. For low information voters, it is a primer on why they should be outraged. Perhaps your friends who are not yet up to speed would benefit from an emailed link.


Around FRYEBURG Maine (Photos)


Strolin' the Fair (video: Mike Corthell)


Fryeburg Academy


Pythagorean #11


Cressy's 1940's


Saco River


Hemlock Covered Bridge


Oxford House Inn


Admiral Perry Inn


On This Day, May 13



President Polk declares war on Mexico1846
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Connecticut Patriot Eliphalet Dyer dies1807
AUTOMOTIVE
Autoworkers union head joins Chrysler board,1980
CIVIL WAR
Grant moves on Jackson, Mississippi1863
COLD WAR
Vice President Nixon is attacked1958
CRIME
Pope John Paul II is shot,1981
A raid is set for MOVE headquarters1985
DISASTER
Fire breaks out at club in Japan1972
GENERAL INTEREST
Mary Queen of Scots defeated1568
Jamestown founded,1607
Pope John Paul II shot,1981
HOLLYWOOD
Edison sues over new motion-picture technology1898
LITERARY
Daphne Du Maurier, author of Rebecca, is born1907
MUSIC
Stevie Wonder comes of age1971
OLD WEST
The inventor of western swing dies1975
PRESIDENTIAL
Nixon attacked by angry Venezuelans1958
SPORTS
First Battle of the Sexes,1973
VIETNAM WAR
Paris peace talks at standstill1971
Heavy fighting continues at Quang Tri and Kontum,1972
WORLD WAR I
Edith Wharton writes of the war's effect on France1915
WORLD WAR II
Churchill announces: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."1940

Friday, May 10, 2013

Does this Concern You? Comments?



Nation’s First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service

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Release date: 
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-096



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ICKSBURG, Miss.-- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation’s disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation’s first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Established as a new unit within the existing AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), FEMA Corps engages young adults ages 18 to 24 to provide ten months of full-time service on disaster response and recovery projects.  Members will be deployed to assignments ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovery centers to sharing disaster response and mitigation information with the public.
At today’s induction ceremony, members of the inaugural FEMA Corps class took the AmeriCorps pledge to “get things done for America” and heard from agency leaders about the important work that lies ahead.  FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino and CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer were on hand to welcome the members and thank them for their commitment to service.
“When I visit communities devastated by disasters like Joplin, Mo., I always find members of AmeriCorps lending a helping hand to survivors,” said Serino. “Today’s inductees are taking part in an exciting new pursuit -- combining the exceptional record of citizen service at AmeriCorps NCCC with FEMA’s specialized mission of supporting survivors with their recovery after a disaster. I commend and thank every member of the inaugural class of FEMA Corps for their dedication to helping communities in need.”
“I commend you for answering the call to serve and making a difference for people and communities in need,” said Spencer.  “As the nation’s very first FEMA Corps members, you are helping write a new chapter in the history of national service.  With your training, backed by your team, and inspired by your passion, you will bring much-needed hope and assistance to disasters survivors. As you help others, this year will help you – giving you skills, expanding your opportunities, and setting you on a lifelong path of service to others.”
Today’s induction ceremony marked the end of one month of AmeriCorps NCCC training and the start of FEMA position-specific training. After completing training this month, members will be deployed to their first assignments. FEMA Corps will supplement FEMA’s existing Reservist workforce in assisting citizens and communities who have been impacted by disasters.
After completing 1,700 hour of service, FEMA Corps members will receive a $5,550 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for tuition or pay student loans.  Members will gain significant training and experience in disaster services that can serve as a pathway to employment in the emergency management profession.
FEMA Corps members will be based out of five AmeriCorps NCCC campuses across the country: Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Vinton, Iowa; Perry Point, Md.; and, Vicksburg, Miss.  The program will engage 1,600 members annually when fully operational next year.
To learn more about FEMA Corps or to apply (individuals aged 18-24), visit AmeriCorps website www.americorps.gov/about/programs/nccc.asp or FEMA’s website at www.fema.gov.
To view photos from the ceremony, visit the following links:
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Social Innovation Fund, and other programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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September 13, 2012 - 13:59