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The FReeper Foxhole - Remembering our Mission at the Foxhole - October 1st, 2005
Veterans Day thread from a couple years ago

Posted on 09/30/2005 9:51:56 PM PDT by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.
.

FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.

If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.

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Every Day Should Be Veterans Day




Mash The Picture


Why Are You Marching, Son? I'd really like to know!
Is it because of Valley Forge, or perhaps the Alamo?
Or, "One if by land--two if by sea,"
A trumpet's call...the will to be free?
And what of a man who stood straight and tall,
Who wept silent tears when he saw brave men fall?
No matter--no difference--the blue or the gray,
All were his brothers...how often he'd pray.
And what of Antietam--that now peaceful stream
Where the water, blood-red, glittered and gleamed?
Appomattox...Chickamauga..Vicksburg...Bull Run...
Cumberland...Gettysburg...and then Washington.
Why Are You Marching, Son?

In Flanders Fields, how proud were they
Whose forms beneath the poppies lay.
Men who saw Verdun...
And died at the Marne...Soissons...
And those who tried the fearful foe at Chateau-Thierry,
Who fought and bled...whose hearts grew weary,
But in whose minds one thought kept churning--
That the torch of liberty keep burning.
Why Are You Marching, Son?

The planes swarmed in, and the rising sun
Glowed fiercely on the evil done
To men whose blood runs through our veins,
Men who died, and whose remains
Lie forever locked in waters deep.
Now, is it right that they should sleep
While the warm sea laps at a twisted hull
And see the torch of liberty grow dull?
Anzio...Cassino...and the Po!
St. Mere Eglise...Le Mans...St. Lo!
Gardelegen...Buchenwald...
On and on the roll is called!
And why?...Why Are You Marching, Son?

Bugles shrilled in the frozen night,
And at first dawn, the awful sight
Of seas of men...row after row,
Left to die on blood-stained snow!
Pusan...Pyongyang...Suwan...Kyongju!
And blood-red ran the swift Yalu!

In South Vietnam the big guns roared,
And once again we fought a war
To honor a pledge our nation gave
To help that little country save
Her people from the certainty
That she'd be ruled by tyranny.

No matter where the big guns roar,
Our fighting men, like those before,
Take the torch we all hold dear
And face freedom's enemies without fear.
Our fathers died from sea to sea,
And blessed the torch of liberty.
Why?...Why Are You Marching, Son?




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TOPICS: VetsCoR
KEYWORDS: freeperfoxhole; history; samsdayoff; veterans


I died

... at Bunker Hill. Grapeshot tore through my body at New Orleans. Crushing hooves with riders as swirls of blue and grey ... and red ... crashed down upon me in strange-sounding places like Chickamauga, Antietam, and Shiloh.

The heat and swamp sucked at my last moments in the wilds of Cuba. A green fog of poisonous gas slithered over the side and into my trench, where water stood mixed with slime and blood

I lay face down in fetid pools clogged with jungle vines, felt the hot sands of Africa burning through my back, lay with cold cheek against wet beach sand and fell from gingerbread doorways into cobblestone streets. I gasped for air and breathed fire and oily water.

Snow clung to my lashes and ice formed at the corners of my mouth as a tiny wisp of steam wafted from the crimson flow of life out of my ears and stomach.

As I fell forward, I felt the jagged pain of bamboo beneath the water tearing at my flesh.

I fought and died when I didn't know why. I was killed before I was old enough to vote. I never knew the pleasure of savoring the memories that come with old age. I left mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children and sweethearts to weep after me. I lay where names and landscapes and faces were all foreign to me. To this day, no one knows where the earth swallowed me.

I was called wop, nigger, dago, spic, kike, honky, and mic. I was tall and short and thin and heavy and young and old and cheerful and sad. I was a shop steward, an insurance agent, a writer, an orange picker, and the head of a grocery chain stretching from Baltimore to St. Louis.

I lived around the corner, up the street, next door, over the garage, across the tracks, on the hill and out of a suitcase. I came from a family farm, college campus, factory, new-car agency, and Broadway.

I died that we would remain free, that liberty would not perish, that women and children would be safe from terror, that my home would be protected, that an idea would be proven right, that my friend might live, that people back home could make overtime in the plants, and that a sagging economy might be helped.

Sometimes I served my country, sometimes my ideals and sometimes my own ego.

But I served.

On Veteran's Day, I hope you pause for a few moments to think on these things. You are still free to think ... and speak ... and publish whatever you wish because I gave the most I had ... my all.

Some of you have known some of my pain, my tears, and the sickness of soul for the waste of human life.

Yet, the giving of my life was not wasted. For perhaps somehow, in some way, people will do something to end my dying.

My death has extended the time given you to do that something.

After the next war there may be no one left to honor the dead.

...copied from an old newspaper clipping.


1 posted on 09/30/2005 9:51:57 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: All
Enjoy your Saturday. Never Forget.





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2 posted on 09/30/2005 9:54:35 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Allen H; Colonial Warrior; texianyankee; vox_PL; Bigturbowski; ruoflaw; Bombardier; Steelerfan; ...




To The FReeper Foxhole

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3 posted on 09/30/2005 9:56:10 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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IT'S A PLOT!

Teaser
0331BC Alexander the Great of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela
/Teaser


4 posted on 09/30/2005 10:26:18 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Been talking to Foxhole people, got me thinking about why I have such strong emotions tied to long ago events. Shucks, I can't even remember any details any more, just a few mental images, some sounds, smells.

I don't know why I have such strong feelings. Except for one thing, maybe. One thing made up of parts.

I learned the Time, Newsweek, the TV networks, that whole bunch, were so far off in their reporting that it was as if they were horribly insane.

I learned that a tremendous number of Americans were fools. Often stupid fools.

I learned that there was indeed a very large Leninist Left here in the States, truly evil people, totally needing to be neutralized permanently and at any cost. Even at the cost of what is left of Constitutional Government.

The enemy was here, just as much as the enemy was in Viet Nam, and much more dangerous. We had been killing the wrong people.

I found that almost all people had a cow like acceptance of Red intellectual, moral, and emotional poison, the drumbeat of ideas, concepts, world view all intended to enslave everyone and their children forever. Like Orwell had O'Brien telling Winston Smith, "The future is a boot standing on the human face", or words to that effect. And nobody cared. Or even noticed. Living in a dream world.

Anyway, a very disturbing realization. Still horrible. A heck of a lot of very good guys were maimed or died.
5 posted on 09/30/2005 11:51:38 PM PDT by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father." Last words of His Holiness John Paul II)
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To: snippy_about_it

Good morning, Snippy and everyone at the Foxhole.


6 posted on 10/01/2005 3:02:45 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it

Good morning Snippy, Sam and every one.


7 posted on 10/01/2005 3:44:36 AM PDT by GailA (Glory be to GOD and his only son Jesus.)
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To: snippy_about_it; All

Good Saturday morning to everyone! Thanks for posting, "Every Day Should Be Veteran's Day." It's inspiring & we need the reminder.


8 posted on 10/01/2005 5:26:40 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; All
Willie and Joe bump for the Saturday Freeper Foxhole

And the spirit of Willie and Joe is still out there if this pic from Iraq is any indication.

Hoping that all the denizens of the Foxhole have a great day

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

9 posted on 10/01/2005 5:34:52 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor
Photo, caption below.
A child awaits the return of his grandfather aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy, Sept. 25, 2005, as the ship returns to Naval Station Norfolk following a six-month deployment in support of the Global War on Terror. USS Normandy is an element of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group, along with the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman, which also returned to Norfolk Sept. 25. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Christopher Okula  More photos

10 posted on 10/01/2005 8:14:12 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: Iris7
The enemy was here, just as much as the enemy was in Viet Nam, and much more dangerous. We had been killing the wrong people.

I feel like that a lot of times too. I'm watching my Country be destroyed from within.

11 posted on 10/01/2005 8:16:42 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Red ship crashes into blue ship - sailors marooned .... Film at 11.)
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To: Valin
IT'S A PLOT!

I knew it!

12 posted on 10/01/2005 8:28:22 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on October 01:
1207 Henry III king of England (1216-72)
1685 Charles VI Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)
1746 John Muhlenberg Lutheran pastor/general/congressman
1781 James Lawrence naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
1791 Sergey Aksakov Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
1799 Rufus Choate US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)
1832 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison
1835 William H "Red" Jackson Brig Gen (7th Tennessee Cavalry)
1837 Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during America's Civil War.
1847 Annie Besant [Wood], England, philosopher/thesophist
1881 William Edward Boeing founded aircraft co (Boeing)
1885 Louis Untermeyer NYC, poet/critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems)
1890 Stanley Holloway London England, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins)
1903 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)
1904 Vladimir Horowitz Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)
1907 Hiram Fong (Sen-Cal)
1909 Sam Yorty (Mayor-LA)
1911 Edward P Boland (Rep-D-Mass)
1911 Irwin Kostal Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show)
1914 Daniel Boorstin author (1974 Pulitzer Prize)
1920 Lonny Chapman Tulsa Okla, actor (Investigator, For the People)
1920 Walter Matthau NYC, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)
("I'm simply not on the same wavelength with her; she's not my kind of dame." Walter Matthau-----on Barbra Streisand)
1921 James Whitmore White Plains NY, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry)
1924 Jimmy Earl Carter (D) 39th Pres (1977-1981) (Be vewwy, vewwy, quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.)
1924 William Rehnquist Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987-2005 )
1927 Tom Bosley Chicago, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)
1928 George Peppard Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)
1928 Laurence Harvey actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)
1930 Richard Harris actor (A Man Called Horse), singer(?) (MacArthur Park)
1935 Julie Andrews England, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
1936 Charles G Fullerton Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)
1936 Edward Villella US, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
1936 Stella Stevens Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
1945 Donny Hathaway Chicago, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love)
1945 Rod Carew baseball slugger (AL Rookie of the Year 1967)
1948 Ellen McIlwaine Nashville, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel)
1949 Annie Leibovitz photographer (Rolling Stones)
1950 Randy Quaid Houston Tx, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, SNL)
1953 Greta Waitz Norway, marathon runner (NYC)
1962 Trevor Baxter record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
1963 Beth Chamberlin Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)
1963 Mark McGwire Oakland A's (AL rookie of year 1988)
1968 Jay Underwood actor (The Boy Who Could Fly)



Deaths which occurred on October 01:
0290 [Christian] Bacchus, Roman soldier/martyred saint, killed
0540 Vedastus St Vaast, 1st bishop of Atrecht/saint, dies
0976 Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies
1404 Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies
1578 Don Juan d'Austria, Spanish land guardian of Netherlands, dies at 31
1807 John Muhlenberg Lutheran pastor, dies on his 61st birthday
1961 Donald Cook actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
1965 Edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
1968 Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Descending an Escalator), dies
1972 Louis Leakey anthropologist, dies at 68
1973 Joe Devlin actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74
1985 Charlotte White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86
1990 Curtis E LeMay USAF General, dies at 83
2000 Robert Allen, composer, dies at 73. (“Chances Are,” “Moments to Remember,” and “Home for the Holidays.”)


Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
01-Oct-2003 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Tamarra J. Ramos Walter Reed Medical Ctr. Non-hostile - unspecified injury
US Command Sergeant James D. Blankenbecler Tikrit (near) - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private 1st Class Analaura Esparza Gutierrez Samarra (vicinity) - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire - grenade
US Specialist Simeon Hunte Baghdad (Al Mansour) Hostile - hostile fire

01-Oct-2004 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Sergeant Jack Taft Hennessy Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Michael A. Uvanni Samarra - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire - sniper



Afghanistan
A GOOD DAY


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On this day...
2016 BC Origin of Era of Abraham
0331BC Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire.
0110BC Origin of Sidonian Era
0366 St Damasus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1529 Meeting between Martin Luther & Huldrych Zwingli
1588 The feeble Sultan Mohammed Shah of Persia, hands over power to his 17-year old son Abbas.
1661 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James
1688 Prince William III accept invitation of English crown
1791 1st session of the new French legislative assembly
1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
1851 1st Hawaiian stamps issued
1869 1st postcards are issued (Vienna)
1878 General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1879 Cincinnati Enquirer publishes 1st report on baseball reserve clause
1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
1889 Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum
1890 Yosemite National Park established
1893 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi) (And where was George Bush?)
1894 Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
1898 Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
1903 The first World Series opened in Boston. The Boston Pilgrims of the American League vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates won, 7-3. However, Boston would go on to win the series, five games to three.

1908 Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile to the market. The Model-T came in many colors --all of them black. (costs $825)

1908 Jack Chesbro's final Yankee victory, beats Walter Johnson 2-1
1910 Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)
1921 1st all NY series to be played entirely in 1 stadium (the Polo Grounds) & 1st NY Yankee World Series begins (World Series #18)
1922 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
1932 Babe Ruth's points & hits a HR there, off of Cubs Charlie Root
1932 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh
1932 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
1933 Packers make 5 1st downs, the Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
1933 Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
1936 Gen Francisco Franco establishes the state of Spain
1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1938 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia)
1939 Winston Chruchill refers to Soviet policy as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
1940 Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens
1942 Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
1942 Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
1943 Allied forces captured Naples during WW II
1944 St Louis Browns win their only AL pennant
1944 Experiments begin on homosexuals at Buchenwald
1945 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from the army
1946 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
1946 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of the season
1946 Twelve Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials---Karl Donitz, Hermann Goring, Alfred Jodl, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachin von Ribbentrop, Fritz Saukel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Julius Streicher, and Alfred Rosenberg.
1947 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
1947 NHL Pension Society founded
1947 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
1948 Calif Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages

1949 People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on the island of Formosa

1950 Phillies win NL pennant on last day of season (10th inning HR)
1951 1st treaty signed by woman ambassador-Eugenie Anderson
1951 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated
1952 1st ultra high frequency (UHF) television station, Portland Or
1953 Indian state of Andhra Pradesh partitioned from Madras
1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
1956 Johnny Heckmann rides 7 winners at Chicago Hawthorne Horse track
1957 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
1958 Inauguration of NASA
1958 Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA
1959 1st World Series (World Series #56) since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
1960 Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1961 A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha
1961 East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon
1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs, last off of Tracy Stallard
1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1962 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage the Beatles through 1977
1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, guests Groucho Marx, Rudy Vallee, Tony Bennett, Joan Crawford, Mel Brooks and The Phoenix Singers.
1962 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
1964 Free Speech Movement launched at U of California, Berkley
1964 SF cable cars declared a national landmark
1968 "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh
1969 Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps
1970 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
1973 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager
1975 Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles
1975 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
1975 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 Brazilian soccer great Pele' retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games
1977 Yanks win 2nd consecutive AL East title
1978 Tuvalu (Ellice Islands) gains independence from Britain
1978 Yanks lose 9-2 to Indians forcing a playoff game with Red Sox
1980 Cosmonauts Ryumin & Popov break space endurance record of 176 days
1982 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1984 Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus (The finest in leftwing humor)
1984 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball
1986 President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta (Rabbit free zone)
1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
1988 Lowest batting avg for NL champion (Tony Gwynn .313)
1989 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union
1989 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
1989 US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
1990 Pres Bush at the UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait
1992 A missile accidentally fired by the U.S.S. Saratoga struck a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea, killing nine Turkish sailors.
1992 Dallas billionaire Ross Perot formally announced his independent candidacy for the presidency.
1995 10 Muslims were convicted of conspiring to conduct a terrorist campaign in the New York City area aimed at forcing the United States to drop its support of Egypt and Israel.
1996 A federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in the 1994 mail bomb slaying of an ad executive.
1997 Paula Jones announces a new legal team from Texas to pursue her suit against Pres. Clinton
1999 In China the celebration for the 50th anniversary of Communism included 50 approved slogans for the masses to chant and 61 approved songs to sing.
2001 USSC suspends former President Clinton from practicing before the high court.
2001 In Minnesota some 28,000 state workers went on strike over wage disputes (SUPRISE! No "rush hour"


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Burma : Bank Holiday
Cameroon : Unification Day (1961)
Cyprus & Tuvalu-1978 : National Day
Nigeria : Independence Day (1960, 1963)
Omaha, Nebraska : Ak-Sar-Ben Day (1894)
South Korea : Armed Forces Day
Spain : Day of Caudillo (1936)
US : Agricultural Fair Day (1810)
Massachusetts : Grandparents Day (Sunday)
Missouri : Missouri Day (Monday)
World : Child Health Day, Universal Children's Day (1928) (Monday)
China PR : Liberation Day (1949)
International Day for the Elderly
Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month



Religious Observances
Ang, RC : St Remigius, bishop of Rheims, confessor
RC : Memorial of St Th‚rŠse of the Child Jesus-Little Flower
Jewish : Erev Rosh Hashanah-New Year's Eve (last day of the year)


Religious History
1883 American churchman A. B. Simpson founded the first school in America to train missionaries, in New York City. Called the Missionary Training Institute in 1894, its name was changed to Nyack College in 1972.
1889 Birth of Ralph W. Sockman, American scholar and devotional writer. His best-remembered poem begins: "I met God in the morning, when my day was at its best...."
1921 The Latin American Mission was incorporated in Philadelphia by founders Harry and Susan Strachan. Today, over 125 staff work with LAM in eight Central and South American countries.
1946 World Literature Crusade was founded in Saskatchewan, Canada, by Rev. Jack McAlister (president 1946-79). This mission is engaged primarily in Bible distribution, church planting and Bible correspondence courses.
1957 Representatives from 49 churches met in Roseville, MI, to begin organizing the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. The organization officially came into being the following month.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


SECONDHAND FAT KILLS!
. . . It's more deadly than smoke

By SHARON HUMPHREYS

THERE'S something even deadlier in the air than secondhand smoke -- it's secondhand fat, says a top researcher.

For years, doctors have been baffled by the high number of heart attack deaths of extremely skinny people, who were married to fatties or living with whale-size family members.

Some theorized that they just might be getting clogged arteries because they adopted the same poor eating habits of their obese spouses or housemates.

But now, Dr. Benjamin Myers, an obesity specialist in Bristol, Conn., says that invisible particles of fat detach themselves from obese people and are breathed in by those around them.

"I believe that fatties exude teensy-weensy bits of fat into the air which is picked up by those around them and can actually affect them in a negative way," explains Myers. "It seems that thin people are especially susceptible to this secondhand fat and, before you know it they keel over from a clogged artery even if they've been eating nothing but rabbit food all their lives.

"I can't tell you how many cases I've seen of a Jack Spratt, who's eaten no fat for 40 years, suddenly keel over with a heart attack. Meanwhile, his whalesized wife, who has been pigging out on fat-filled foods, keeps wallowing along."

Ironically, Myers is slated to be an expert witness at an upcoming Pennsylvania murder trial, in which an obese diet-cheating husband is accused of slaying his reed-thin wife with secondhand fat.

"Every night, as he crammed chocolate cake and cookies into his puss, his wife would nag him, 'Look at you, you are going to kill yourself,'" says Myers. "Little did she know that he was out to kill HER!"

Another expert, diet guru Dr. Sidney Blylock of Galveston, Texas, believes that secondhand fat may also be the reason that many diets fail.

"You can't believe the number of dieters nationwide who swear on a stack of Bibles that they haven't cheated on their diets even though they're gaining weight -- well, they're not all liars," says Blylock. "A dieter goes out to a nice restaurant, orders a salad or maybe a sliver of fish -- and gains 3 pounds because the guy at the next table was packing in calorie-crammed desserts and pastas like there's no tomorrow."

The doctors believe secondhand fat is a deadly menace and people should be wary of it while in public.

"People should take a good look around them," warns Myers. "Instead of worrying about that cigarette someone at the next table may be holding in their fingers, they should be more concerned of invisible fat globules released in the air by the roly-poly woman gorging herself at a nearby table."



Thought for the day :
"When a piece gets difficult, make faces."
Vladimir Horowitz


13 posted on 10/01/2005 8:35:28 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Iris7
And nobody cared. Or even noticed. Living in a dream world.

Perhaps we are the ones in a dream world. Hoping America would wake up, find it's roots again, take back our freedom. Maybe we're just a bunch of old coots dreaming of what could have been. It's been my belief for some time that we are so far gone there is no turning back, no chance of recovery.

I have a little world I'm trying to maintain in a big world trying to destroy me. From sea to shining sea. When the time comes, if it comes, for taking back our country from our own government and from foreign governments (U.N.) I just hope there are enough right minded folks around to do the job.

(((Hug))) A great big hug to you dear Iris7.

14 posted on 10/01/2005 8:37:27 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EGC.


15 posted on 10/01/2005 8:37:44 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: GailA

Good morning Gail.


16 posted on 10/01/2005 8:38:08 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: texianyankee

Thank you texianyankee.


17 posted on 10/01/2005 8:38:42 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

Good morning alfa6.


18 posted on 10/01/2005 8:38:57 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6; All

Thanks for sharing the great pic. But, can you please confirm what the sign says?

I can decipher "Ms Fonda, we're holding your regular seat in Tikrit?"

Correct?

19 posted on 10/01/2005 8:47:03 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Good morning, folks.

We had a round of severe weather last night. Comanche County Oklahoma was under a Tornado Warning from about 9 to 10 PM.

There was some wind damage and downed power lines in the Cache area.

We got an inch of rain from the storms last night.

There's more rain in the forecast for today.

20 posted on 10/01/2005 9:01:23 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: snippy_about_it
To My Father and Uncle "The Warriors"

Sometimes a warrior fights alone,
His enemy within
Battling him,
No swords or high-tech weapons,
Or John Waynes 'heading 'em off at the pass',
No armies buoying him to vanquish the foes,
He knows his own strength,
And he employs it daily,
Without rancor or revenge.
He climbs and claws through the foray,
Each day,
He prays,
Aware it could go either way.
But he does not yield,
Having done war
Many times before,
Conceding only this:
A warrior doesn't always die
In a dogfight in the sky,
Or on a battlefield.

So now the battle's ended,
But still his spirit soars,
He's won his prize,
His peace,
The end of all his wars.

Morning Glory . . . Mach 6.


21 posted on 10/01/2005 9:21:19 AM PDT by w_over_w
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To: texianyankee

You are correct sir. I had to blow it up a bit just to make sure.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


22 posted on 10/01/2005 9:21:48 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: snippy_about_it

October 1, 2005

Changed Lives Are Possible

Read:
John 3:1-16

Do not marvel that I said to you, "You must be born again." —John 3:7

Bible In One Year: Esther 4-7

cover Lord Kenneth Clark, internationally known for his television series Civilization, lived and died without faith in Jesus Christ. In his autobiography, he wrote about an overwhelming religious experience he had while visiting a beautiful church.

"My whole being," Clark wrote, "was irradiated by a kind of heavenly joy far more intense than anything I had known before." Unfortunately, the "flood of grace," as he described it, created a problem for him. If he allowed himself to be influenced by it, he knew he would have to change. His family might think he had lost his mind. Or perhaps the intense joy would prove to be an illusion. So he concluded, "I was too deeply embedded in the world to change course."

What a tragedy! If only he had responded to that grace-granted glimpse of another world! If only he had allowed it to turn his attention away from this world and toward Jesus! Then he would have become a part of that invisible world, which is not an illusion but a glorious reality.

God can enable any of us to change, no matter how deeply embedded we may be in this world. The miracle of the new birth (John 3:5-7) will take place when we say yes to the stirring of God's grace in our souls. —Vernon Grounds

The Savior is waiting to save you
And cleanse every sin-stain away;
By faith you can know full forgiveness
And be a new creature today! —Bosch

Salvation is not reformation but transformation.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
What Does God Think Of Me Now?

23 posted on 10/01/2005 9:55:31 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: alfa6; All
I find the Russian 14.5 mm a good cartridge. The standard bullet is about 1,000 grains, about seven to the pound, with a muzzle velocity of 3.300 feet per second. The standard projectile will penetrate one inch of high quality steel armor (called "RHA") at a one mile range.

The ZPU 4, pictured, has 4 guns with a total of forty shots per second.

There were a gob of these weapons in Iraq. An efficient use of this system is to draw helicopters well within it's one mile range, say by getting an American unit in trouble in a big city or while an American helicopter is attempting a rescue.

24 posted on 10/01/2005 10:37:03 AM PDT by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father." Last words of His Holiness John Paul II)
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Wneighbor; alfa6; Valin; The Mayor; radu; All

Good morning/afternoon everyone!!


Hey, alfa, give me a shout across the river!! I'm in KC, MO.


25 posted on 10/01/2005 10:38:46 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Professional Engineer

Great fog, thanks PE.


26 posted on 10/01/2005 11:03:24 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w

Wonderful. Did you write this?


27 posted on 10/01/2005 11:06:23 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Wonderful. Did you write this?

Once upon a time . . . Jan. 1989.

XOXOX . . . thanks for today's thread and the reminder to always remember and honor those that bring valor to our country.

28 posted on 10/01/2005 12:26:43 PM PDT by w_over_w
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To: w_over_w; bentfeather

Oh my goodness. You should have been joining us all along (back when we had time) on bentfeather's poetry thread. She really must see this! xoxoxoxox


29 posted on 10/01/2005 1:50:04 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Valin
1881 William Edward Boeing founded aircraft co (Boeing)

Are you sure it wasn't Curtiss, Douglas or Lockheed he founded?

30 posted on 10/01/2005 2:11:18 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: snippy_about_it

Howdy ma'am


31 posted on 10/01/2005 2:19:40 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: bentfeather

Hi miss Feather


32 posted on 10/01/2005 2:20:05 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: snippy_about_it; w_over_w

Yes, indeed snippy!

Wonderful piece w over w.

Come on over to The Dragon Flies' Lair if you wish, love to have you.

bentfeather


33 posted on 10/01/2005 3:31:40 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Professional Engineer

I don't think it was.
Curtiss, Douglas, Lockheed wasn't that the outfield for the 74 Mets?


34 posted on 10/01/2005 4:06:53 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Valin

You must be thinking of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.


35 posted on 10/01/2005 4:38:22 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: Professional Engineer
Ha!

Who's on first?

36 posted on 10/01/2005 6:58:32 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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