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Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts
The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2010 | Mark A. Kellner

Posted on 12/13/2010 12:06:08 PM PST by jazusamo

If it was "morning in America" for President Ronald Reagan, a new commemorative postage stamp due in February to mark "the Gipper's" birth centennial will forever view the sunrise.

The new commemorative stamp, whose design was unveiled Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., always will be valid for a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed. It officially will be released at the library on Feb. 10, 2011, four days after the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.

Texas artist Bart Forbes did the portrait, based on a 1985 photograph of Reagan taken at Rancho del Cielo, near Santa Barbara, Calif.

The design was published first in Linn's Stamp News, a hobbyist publication. Earlier this year, Linn's broke the news that a Reagan Centennial postage stamp would be released.

Although the preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the postal agency recently announced that all commemorative, or special, issues will be inscribed with "Forever," instead of a face value, meaning they would sell for the then-current first-class rate but would remain valid for first-class mail even when rates increase.

A USPS spokesman who asked not to be identified by name said a revised version showing the "Forever" inscription will be released Dec. 28.


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To: Marine_Uncle

You bet, M_U. I thought it was something a lot of FReepers would be interested in, I think it’s Great!


51 posted on 12/13/2010 7:14:46 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

So do I. Let the far left cringe every time they see a picture of him via. the stamp.


52 posted on 12/13/2010 7:18:19 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent! Looks like I will be stocking up on these to replace the old liberty bell design.


53 posted on 12/13/2010 8:14:59 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: buffyt

He did a lot of good but, like all human beings, wasn’t perfect:

“National economies need monetary coordination mechanisms, and that is why an integrated world economy needs a common monetary standard - - - - but, no national currency will do - - - only a world currency will work.

Ronald Reagan, at the Spring, 1983, Economic Summit at Williamsburg, VA


54 posted on 12/14/2010 5:35:57 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Frank Sheed; Monkey Face; glock rocks; ColdOne; libertarian27; Cyber Liberty; Sparko; ...
Undead Threaders, welcome to our January home. Although our usual practice is to move to a ZOT thread and bring it back to life for a month, we have not always done so -- such as the month Frank Sheed got us an audience with the Pope.

This month is another such case. Thanks to the USPS this month we will celebrate the memory of Ronald Reagan and keep the upcoming stamp issue in the forefront of FReepers' attention.

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55 posted on 12/31/2010 2:48:28 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: All
Any "Poblachd Saorsa," (in English, "Free Republic") the best whisky straight from The Official Distillery of the Undead ThreadTM, anyone?

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56 posted on 12/31/2010 2:49:07 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar

Ta-DAHHHH!!!!

Guess who? ;oþ


57 posted on 12/31/2010 3:00:22 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: sionnsar; fanfan

Good choice!

You get a cookie for that. And maybe some cocoa!


58 posted on 12/31/2010 3:02:26 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Monkey Face

LOL!


59 posted on 12/31/2010 3:04:22 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar

Hey guys! Are you as happy as I am to FINALLY see the last day of this year?

Man its sucked pretty much the whole way through. Here’s to the end of 2010. Good Riddance!

Happy New Year!!


60 posted on 12/31/2010 3:09:10 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: sionnsar

No wai.....

Srsly?


61 posted on 12/31/2010 3:09:49 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Danae

I’ve had better years, by far. In fact, this has been one of the worst I’ve endured. Murphy’s Law was in effect the entire year.

I’ll be so glad to see it in the rear view mirror!

Happy New Year to you!


62 posted on 12/31/2010 3:24:00 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Allegra; Baraonda; callisto; Chode; clamper1797; ...

Hay, ganag!
We’re over hear!!

Happy New Year to all of you!


63 posted on 12/31/2010 3:25:52 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: sionnsar

A NEW THREAD! (Huuzzahhhh!!!)
A NEW BOTTLE! (Huuzzahhhh!!!)
A NEW TOY! (Huuzzahhhh!!!)

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=290

Setup in progress....


64 posted on 12/31/2010 3:46:27 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: Monkey Face

Ganag makes me hungry.

It sounds chewy.


65 posted on 12/31/2010 3:51:54 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: HKMk23

Oooohhhh! Shiny!


66 posted on 12/31/2010 3:53:33 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: fanfan

It’s actually a typso of gang.


67 posted on 12/31/2010 3:58:59 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Danae
No wai.....
Srsly?

Weidh.

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68 posted on 12/31/2010 3:59:31 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Danae; Monkey Face
No, it has not been the best of years.

One more outing this evening. I was really looking forward to a quiet evening at home, but we, along with our rector and his family, were invited to a traditional dinner this afternoon by a Lithuanian member of our parish. This is risky, given my stomach, but I could not say no. Her family are back East so she's invited some of her parish family.

Also not wild about road conditions. The county has been parsimonious regarding icing and it can be treacherous out there.

LoM is finishing up the last batch of Atholl Brose for later, then we leave.

69 posted on 12/31/2010 4:07:19 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar; All

Welp, I’m going to watch the weather report and go to bed. I didn’t sleep well again last night, and I’m beginning to feel the pull of the bed.

For sure, I’ll sleep through the fireworks on the Strip and on Fremont Street. It’s just too cold for this native.


70 posted on 12/31/2010 4:08:58 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: HKMk23

Nice!


71 posted on 12/31/2010 4:09:12 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Monkey Face

Later. We’re about to head out.


72 posted on 12/31/2010 4:20:18 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar; Monkey Face; Darksheare; Grizzled Bear; Tax-chick

Happy New Year, all! What an excellent thread to return to (just got to love a Ronnie thread!) . . . I hope 2010 has treated everyone well & wish the very best for everyone in 2011.

sionnsar, thanks for continuing to include me in your pings so I was able to find you!


73 posted on 12/31/2010 6:23:24 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: sionnsar

Excellent choice sir.


74 posted on 12/31/2010 6:54:12 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: Monkey Face

Happy New Year Easter Bunnies!


75 posted on 12/31/2010 8:00:49 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: sionnsar


Gaw! I forgot the stamps!




76 posted on 12/31/2010 8:46:06 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: sionnsar; Darksheare; Dead Corpse; NicknamedBob

I debated for awhile between the $150 1TB single-drive unit and this $220 2TB dual drive unit, and finally broke down and spent the extra $70 & tax.

I have slightly less than 70GB of “shared” files, between pictures, video, music, and other documents that I wanted to move off of my old foundering PC to give its 120GB hard drive some breathing room, again.

I could have stuck with the 1TB single-drive “My Book Live” unit if my intent had been simply on create an external backup copy, but I wasn’t comfortable with all of that stuff being on just one hard drive.

Call it paranoia, or whatever; my inner engineer kept reminding me about redundant capability, and the perils of having a single point of failure.

I concluded that the only way I’d be able to sleep at night was to spring for two drives, and use one for storage, and one for backup. Happily, this “My Book World Edition II” has 2 1TB hard drives, and comes right out of the box with them set up as a RAID 1 mirrored pair.

Setup was, essentially: connect, power up, discover, map shares, and use. The hardest part was waiting for all of the data to get transferred over. There are some Advanced configuration settings I want to tweak, but it’s not required.


77 posted on 12/31/2010 9:19:04 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: Monkey Face
Oooohhhh! Shiny!

Yeah, 'tis.

And it's got this row of white LEDs behind a vertical translucent strip on the front that go on and off in a sequential up and down fashion. Think "Knight 2000" but vertical and white, not red. DEFINITELY more hip than a single, boring, steady-state LED. ;-)

78 posted on 12/31/2010 9:36:05 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: HKMk23
I could have stuck with the 1TB single-drive “My Book Live” unit if my intent had been simply on create an external backup copy, but I wasn’t comfortable with all of that stuff being on just one hard drive.
Call it paranoia, or whatever; my inner engineer kept reminding me about redundant capability, and the perils of having a single point of failure.

Exactly right! On my list of things yet undone is my own version -- admittedly not as convenient as a RAID unit, but to backup both to the 1T external drive and a 250G drive internal to the Linux box (currently disconnected).

Similar to my work laptop backups: one to the 1T drive and one to a 60G laptop drive in a sleeve.

79 posted on 12/31/2010 10:03:58 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thank you. There was really no question about it when I first saw this thread.


80 posted on 12/31/2010 10:05:25 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar

One other cool feature about this unit: the whole thing can be backed to an external USB drive through a USB2.0 port on the back. I could actually switch it to RAID 0 configuration, use all 2TB for live storage, and get a 2TB USB drive for my backup.


81 posted on 12/31/2010 10:33:57 PM PST by HKMk23 (WANT DIFFERENT? VOTE DIFFERENT!)
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To: mizuki san

ping


82 posted on 12/31/2010 11:11:58 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: HKMk23
If it were me I'd stick with multiple backups. Having had a work laptop stolen last March, plus the crash last month (it's still December here), I REALLY value backups!

Though none of this explains how I lost my photos of a very special church event last February/March.

83 posted on 12/31/2010 11:19:41 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: sionnsar

O.O

Whom do I beg for a taster?


84 posted on 12/31/2010 11:55:55 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Danae

Good morning! Happy 2011!


85 posted on 01/01/2011 5:22:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s official! My calendars are up and not one says “2010!” YAY!!!

I managed to rack up almost 11 hours of badly needed sleep last night, and squeezed in 15 minutes beyond my normal waking time. Strange dreams...they wore me out, as they lasted most of the night.


86 posted on 01/01/2011 5:31:03 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: sionnsar; Anoreth; Monkey Face; ColdOne

Year's first kitteh.

87 posted on 01/01/2011 5:33:10 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Monkey Face

I haven’t started calendars yet although Pat told me I needed to the minute he woke up! I have a lot of glasses to wash from last night.


88 posted on 01/01/2011 5:34:45 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Tax-chick

Since I’m so short on rooms, I have only two calendars. I had one on the desk top, but I won’t be using that program any more, even though I really enjoyed the photos that I downloaded.

Good for Pat! Normally, I change the calendar pages the night before a new month, but for some reason, I changed the calendars this morning. I’m getting slow in my old age, I guess! ;o]


89 posted on 01/01/2011 5:48:47 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; sionnsar

Fr. Negasi in Ethiopia says it’s still 2003 there. Weird stuff.


90 posted on 01/01/2011 5:49:36 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Tax-chick

The year’s first kitteh reminds me of when I was working...I used to fall asleep at my cubby desk...that was so hard for me.

But this kitteh makes it funny to recall!


91 posted on 01/01/2011 5:50:21 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Tax-chick

Whoa! Talk about a time warp!


92 posted on 01/01/2011 5:50:57 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Monkey Face

So on September 1, they will begin 2004.

I put up January-April desk-size pages in the kitchen, but now it’s time to get the new calendars out of the bookcase and see what we’ve got.

Anoreth is up, but I don’t know about Bill or Tom. I’ve washed up from last night.


93 posted on 01/01/2011 6:45:17 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Tax-chick

Freaky calendar...

There was a day when I washed up after almost every weekend. Not now. ‘Face doesn’t have to be the hostess at parties any more!

Mostly me is up. I may have to watch a Netflix this morning, since I’m not interested in the Rose Parade. I’ll get the highlights on the news this evening. As for football, well, it depends on which colleges are playing.

Nothing else is planned. Or unplanned.


94 posted on 01/01/2011 7:02:17 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Monkey Face

New calendars are up, now. We didn’t get any Indian School calendars this year, or whatever Newt Gingrich’s thing was. That had nice photos of American historic sites.

We’re going to the bookstore when everyone’s dressed, and Bill and Tom can buy themselves calendars if they don’t like the free ones. I have wildlife pictures from the NRA for my room. January is a Musk Ox.


95 posted on 01/01/2011 7:14:53 AM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: Tax-chick

My dream is to have enough musk ox wool to knit a sweater, but that stuff is SOOO expensive, I just look at the pics and drool. I can imagine the softness and warmth, and know a sweater would be uber-warm.

The wool has to be warm to keep the little guys from freezing their tails off.


96 posted on 01/01/2011 7:28:27 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Tax-chick

I thought of going to the store for some yogurt, but it’s too cold out to even consider. Besides...Monday is payday and I have to be out in it, anyway.

I can’t recall the last time I bought a calendar.

Also, I can’t figure out why it seems to always take me two posts to answer one of yours. :o|


97 posted on 01/01/2011 7:31:16 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: Monkey Face

I just noticed that I haven’t seem a frog around here lately.


98 posted on 01/01/2011 8:23:35 AM PST by ThomasThomas (If bacon grew on trees my dog would be a vegetarian.)
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To: ThomasThomas

All the frogs are in storage or on my walls, since that’s the only place I have for them.

Happy New Year, Thomas!
How is the new dog coming along?


99 posted on 01/01/2011 8:25:08 AM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: jazusamo

Best stamp ever !


100 posted on 01/01/2011 8:26:45 AM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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