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The FReeper Foxhole Honors our Veterans - November 11th, 2005
Department of Veterans Affairs and The Foxhole

Posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:39 PM PST 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.
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FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues

Where Duty, Honor and Country
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.

Our Mission:

The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.

In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.

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.

We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.

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Veterans Day



To our veterans - Thank You



Veterans Day

A day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans is a major part of our mission.

Whereas we will not forget those who died or our POW/MIAs, and those who are currently serving, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.

Especially here at the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.


We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country. Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. May God richly bless you all. Welcome home and we will never forget.

It matters not where, when or how your served; here at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and the cause of freedom.

Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service. Some gave all, all gave some.

Thank you all - from SAM and snippy




"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, Founding Father




"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation."
--George Washington


"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower




Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

--- Department of Veterans Affairs



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To: snippy_about_it
Hey Snip~

I alomst forgot to get back to you regarding the placement of the suet cake feeder and whether it is positioned properly for woodpeckers . . . here are a couple of shots. Also, one pic of the hummer feeder . . . it's doing great!

Let me know if there is anything I can do different with the suet cake feeder.

xoxoxo

151 posted on 11/13/2005 3:54:10 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: Professional Engineer; alfa6; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Peanut Gallery

The Bathtub


During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.


Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the
bathtub."


"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."


"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. "Do you want a room with or without a view?


152 posted on 11/13/2005 4:38:49 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: w_over_w
Okay sweety. I'd try to move the suet near the bushes or a tree if you can. It needs some cover so the birds can jump from the bush or tree to the feeder.

Don't put it in the bushes, just nearer. Don't you have a big tree in your yard? If so, you could screw it right to the tree. You don't want that suet melting on your porch in summer. xoxo

153 posted on 11/13/2005 5:01:38 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Ever hear of him?

Nope. I'll google him. ;-)

154 posted on 11/13/2005 5:02:26 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

LOL. Dang, save a room for me!


155 posted on 11/13/2005 5:04:09 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Drat!


156 posted on 11/13/2005 6:08:52 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Professional Engineer
BTW, this is the area Capt. Bonneville crossed the Rockies. Ever hear of him?

Didn't he go real fast in a jet car on some salt flats?

He He He

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

157 posted on 11/13/2005 7:09:31 PM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6

I thought maybe he designed a Pontiac.


158 posted on 11/13/2005 8:15:05 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Don't you have a big tree in your yard? If so, you could screw it right to the tree.

Done. I'll do that tomorrow after work. Thanks sweetie.

xoxoxo

159 posted on 11/13/2005 10:06:29 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf

USAF ROE: ROTFLMAO. Been there. Done that. Got the tattoo!


160 posted on 11/14/2005 12:58:15 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Fasten your safety belts and cleanse your bottoms, it's going to be a bumpy ride)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; bentfeather; All
After a long Weekend it's time for a Mondasy Bump for the Freeper Foxhole.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

161 posted on 11/14/2005 4:57:10 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6

Good morning, alfa!! LOL!


You can be that grumpy can you?? LOL


162 posted on 11/14/2005 5:10:21 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Good Morning Ms feather

I am not much of a coffe drinker. I figured that there would be a few folks here that would get a laugh out of the cartoon.

I just glad this weekend is over.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


163 posted on 11/14/2005 5:36:55 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6

Back to work to rest then?? LOL

It's a great cartoon thanks. I am a bear until the java takes a hold of things. :-)


164 posted on 11/14/2005 5:40:06 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: alfa6; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; The Mayor; bentfeather; ...

On This Day In History

Birthdates which occurred on November 14:
1765 Robert Fulton built 1st commercial steamboat (or 0819)
1776 Henri Dutrochet discovered & named process of osmosis
1797 Sir Charles Lyell Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)
1840 Claude Monet France, impressionist (Water Lilies)
1842 Walter Williams claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
1861 Frederick Jackson Turner Wisconsin, historian/educator (Harvard U)
1863 Leo Baekeland Belgian chemist (Bakelite)
1889 Jawaharlal Nehru 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
1892 James Meredith 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912)
1896 Mamie Doud Eisenhower 1st lady
1900 Aaron Copland Brooklyn, composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring)
1904 Dick Powell Ark, actor (42nd Street, Christmas in July)
1904 Marya Mannes writer (The Reporter)
1906 Louise Brooks silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
1908 Harrison E Salisbury journalist/writer (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
1912 Barbara Hutton heiress (Woolworth)
1914 Ken Carson Coalgate OK, singer (Garry Moore Show)
1919 Veronica Lake actress (Duffy's Tavern, I Married a Witch)
1920 Johnny Desmond Detroit MI, singer (Your Hit Parade, Face the Music, Glenn Miller Time)
1921 Brian Keith Bayonne NJ, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner)
1924 Leonid Kogan Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)
1924 Phyllis Avery NYC, actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak)
1928 Kathleen Hughes Hollywood CA, actress (It Came From Outer Space)
1929 McLean Stevenson Normal IL, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry)
1930 Edward H White II San Antonio Texas, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)
1933 Fred W Haise Jr Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5)
1935 Don Stewart actor (Guiding Light)
1935 Hussein ibn Talal I king of Jordan (1953-1999)
1940 Freddie Garrity rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
1948 Prince Charles, Britain, Prince of Wales
1947 P. J. O'Rourke writer
1949 Terry Lee Johnson Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1955 Jack Sikma NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1956 Alec John Such rocker (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1956 Kenneth D Bowersox Portsmouth VA, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS-50)
1967 Letitia Dean actress (Sharon Watts-EastEnders)
1969 Butch Walker Rome GA, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
1974 David Moscow actor (Big)



Deaths which occurred on November 14:
0565 Justinian Roman emperor, dies at 82
0976 T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
1263 Alexander Nevski, Russian ruler (1252-63), dies at 43
1832 Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 95
1915 Booker T Washington educator/organizer, dies at 59 in Tuskegee AL
1929 Joseph McGinnity baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
1955 Robert E Sherwood dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59

1990 Malcolm Muggeridge WW II spy for Britain, journalist, commentator, apologist dies at 87

1991 Tony Richardson British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
1995 Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
1996 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States and leader of Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died at his home at age 68.
1997 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (won 2 Triple Crowns), dies at 81
2000 Robert Trout pioneering CBS Radio newsman died age 91.


Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
14-Nov-2003 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Irving Medina Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

14-Nov-2004 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal George J. Payton Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Dale A. Burger Jr. Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Andres H. Perez Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Nicholas L. Ziolkowski Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire


Afghanistan
11/14/03 Blessing, Jay A. Sergeant 23 Army H&H Co., 2nd Bat., 75th Ranger Regiment Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack Asadabad (near), Kunar Prov.


http://icasualties.org/oif/
Data research by Pat Kneisler
Designed and maintained by Michael White
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Go here and I'll stop nagging.
http://soldiersangels.org/heroes/index.php


On this day...
1380 King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12
1501 Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon
1666 Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)
1732 1st US professional librarian, Louis Timothee, hired in Philadelphia
1792 Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
1832 1st streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12c rode on 4th Avenue between Prince & 14th Sts
1834 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 years 4 months
1851 "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, published
1863 Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1863 Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi
1881 Charles J Guiteau went on trial for President Garfield's assassination
1888 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
1888 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game
1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days. She succeeded, by finishing trip the following January in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds.
1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
1906 Theodore Roosevelt becomes 1st US President to visit a foreign country (Panama)
1910 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va
1918 Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as President
1920 American Pro Football League's Chicago Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
1922 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
1935 Nazis strip German Jews of their citizenship
1935 FDR proclaims the Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela
1940 German planes destroyed most of Coventry, England
1943 Chicago Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)
1959 Kilauea's most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)
1960 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)

1964 The U.S. First Cavalry Division battles with the North Vietnamese Army in the Ia Drang Valley, the first ground combat for American troops.
Xray Day 1, 14 Nov 1965
http://www.lzxray.com/day1.htm

1969 Apollo 12 launched for 2nd manned Moon landing
1970 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV
1972 Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)
1973 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips
1975 Spain abandoned the Spanish Sahara
1981 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
1981 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again
1984 Astronauts aboard "Discovery" pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit
1984 NASA launches NATO-3D
1986 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
1990 Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher's leadership of the party
1991 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premiers on FOX TV
1997 Sara Lister, an assistant secretary of the Army, resigned after apologizing for having spoken of the U.S. Marine Corps as "extremists."
2000 Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush's fragile 300-vote lead over Al Gore, hours after a judge refused to lift a 5 p.m. deadline; however, the judge gave Harris the authority to accept or reject follow-up manual recount totals.
2002 Nancy Pelosi becomes the 1st woman to lead a party in the US Congress after Democrats voted 177-29 to make her House Democratic Leader


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

Cayman Islands : Remembrance Day
English commonwealth : Prince Charles' Birthday (1948)
Jordan : King's Birthday (1935)
West Germany : Repentance Day (Wednesday)
US : Great White Whale Day
US : Children's Book Week Begins
National Pre-Tuesday day
National Diabetes Month


Religious Observances
Buddhist-Bhutan : Buddha's Descension
RC : Commemoration of Nicholas Tavelic & Companions, martyrs
old RC : Comm of St Josaphat, archbishop of Polotsk, martyr
Ang, RC : Feast of Consecration of Samuel Seabury, 1st US bishop


Religious History
1558 Dutch Anabaptist reformer Menno Simons wrote in a letter: 'We ought not to dread death so. It is but to cease from sin and to enter into a better life.'
1739 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in his journal: 'We can preach the Gospel of Christ no further than we have experienced the power of it in our own hearts.'
1741 In Wales, English revivalist George Whitefield, 27, married widow Elizabeth Burnell, 36. (Whitefield apparently did not allow marriage to interrupt his evangelistic activities, since he was not home when their first child was born.)
1784 Samuel Seabury, 55, was consecrated Bishop of Connecticut and Rhode Island, the first bishop of the American Protestant Episcopal Church, and the first Anglican bishop in America.
1941 Inter_Varsity Christian Fellowship was incorporated in Chicago. An interdenominational organization with chapters at both colleges and schools of nursing, IVCF provides Christian fellowship, nurture and discipleship among Christian college_age students.

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


Pa. May Let Hunters Use Prehistoric Weapon

Nov 13, 7:15 PM (ET)

By MARK SCOLFORO

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An ancient weapon that struck fear in the hearts of Spanish conquistadors, and that some think was used to slay wooly mammoths in Florida, may soon be added to the arsenal of Pennsylvania's hunters.
The state Game Commission is currently drafting proposed regulations to allow hunters to use the atlatl, a small wooden device used to propel a six-foot dart as fast as 80 mph. The commission could vote to legalize its use as early as January.

It's unclear which animals atlatlists may be allowed to hunt, but the proposal is being pushed by people who want to kill deer with a handmade weapon of Stone Age design. The name, usually pronounced AT-lad-ul, is derived from an Aztec word for "throwing board."
"For me, it would be a thrill to have a deer get up close enough and to throw my dart and hit the deer, bag it like my ancestors did," said Jack Rowe, 45, a veteran hunter and atlatl enthusiast from Sayre.


In Alabama, one of a handful of states that currently allow the use of atlatls for hunting or fishing, few hunters use them during deer season, said Allan Andress, the chief fish and game enforcement officer for the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Even spear hunters - Alabama game law also allows spears - outnumber those using atlatls.
"As you might imagine, it's not something that most people have the skill or the patience for," Andress said.

Pennsylvania Atlatl Association president Gary L. Fogelman, who got the atlatl bug about 20 years ago, said he doubts that large numbers of deer will ever be killed with the weapon.
"You've got to know what you're doing, you've got to be good with all the outdoor skills in order to be able to score with this thing," said Fogelman, of Turbotville, publisher of Indian Artifact Magazine.
To use an atlatl, throwers hook arrowlike hunting darts into the end of the atlatl, which is generally a wooden piece about 2 feet long. The leverage of the atlatl allows them to throw the 5- to 8-foot darts much farther than they could throw a spear.

At BPS Engineering in Manhattan, Mont., a leading manufacturer of atlatls, sales have averaged about 450 in recent years, said owner Bob Perkins. Customers pay $140 for his company's 2-foot maple production-line model, the Warrior, along with a set of five 5 1/2-foot aluminum darts.
Perkins has killed two deer with atlatls and, a couple weeks ago, got his first buffalo.
"Atlatls were the first true weapon system developed by the human race," he said. "They were used longer than any other weapon. Comparatively speaking, the bow and arrow was a recent development in projectile technology."

There is evidence that the weapons were used more than 8,000 years ago in Pennsylvania, said Kurt Carr, an archaeologist with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Prehistoric atlatls have a distinctive counterweight feature called a winged banner stone that has helped confirm their existence at digs in Huntingdon and Bucks counties, among other places, said Carr. Atlatl use goes back far as 12,000 years elsewhere in North America and far longer in Europe.
"It takes some practice, but it's like the bow and arrow. I can't shoot a bow and arrow for beans, but I can use an atlatl more effectively," he said.

The World Atlatl Association, which has 380 members, has held an annual accuracy contest since the mid-1990s, and this year more than 2,000 people participated.
"People that are interested in archaeology and ancient history are the ones that seem to be drawn to it," said association president Richard B. Lyons, a retired firefighter from Jeffersonville, Ind.

Game Commissioner Roxane Palone, who generally supports legalization of atlatl hunting, said there are other game commissioners who probably will join her to vote for it.
"It's a good way to expand hunting opportunities," she said. "I don't think it's any more unusual than people who use long bows to hunt."

If the commission gives preliminary approval in January, a final vote in April could clear the way for atlatl hunting in Pennsylvania late next year, Palone said.

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On the Net:

World Atlatl Association: http://www.worldatlatl.org


Thought for the day :
"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."
P. J. O'Rourke


165 posted on 11/14/2005 6:46:25 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: alfa6; bentfeather; Darksheare; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Peanut Gallery; All

166 posted on 11/14/2005 6:52:07 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


167 posted on 11/14/2005 6:53:24 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: All

November 14, 2005

A Past Long Gone

Read:
Acts 13:36-41

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. —Romans 8:1

Bible In One Year: Acts 13-14

cover According to the English novelist Aldous Huxley, "There are no back moves on the chessboard of life." Yet we remain aware of things we have done and things we have left undone. Our sins worry us. They motivate us to wish fervently that somehow we could undo the past.

That's why those who put their faith in Jesus can be thankful for God's message in both the Old and New Testaments. When Paul preached in Antioch, he said, "By [Jesus], everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses" (Acts 13:39). The law condemned us (Romans 7:10-11), but Jesus offers deliverance and new life (8:1).

Are you worried about what you've done in the past? Rejoice! God has "cast all our sins into the depths of the sea" (Micah 7:19). Are you still concerned about your sins? Rejoice! "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more" (Hebrews 10:17). And "I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions" (Isaiah 44:22).

If you have put your faith in Jesus and asked Him to forgive you, the past is truly forgotten. "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:12). Trust and rejoice! —Vernon Grounds

My sin—O, the bliss of this glorious thought—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul. —Spafford

God's forgiveness frees us from the chains of regret.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
The Forgiveness Of God

168 posted on 11/14/2005 6:55:54 AM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: vox_PL
I watched Mr. Walesa closely during and for some months after the Gdansk shipyard strike. His operations were brilliant, just brilliant. I still get a chuckle out of the Soviets being so completely outmaneuvered.

I think Marshal Pilsudski thought the affair very well done also. I think he laughed out loud.
169 posted on 11/14/2005 7:27:50 AM PST by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father.")
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Iris7; Valin; PAR35; alfa6; U S Army EOD; Professional Engineer; ...
Morning Glory Folks~


170 posted on 11/14/2005 7:29:42 AM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Decaf!
Proof that there IS a devil!


171 posted on 11/14/2005 9:00:51 AM PST by Darksheare (I'm not suspicious & I hope it's nutritious but I think this sandwich is made of mime.)
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To: Valin
1842 Walter Williams claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)

Wait a minute here. I thought he's a conservative economics professor at George Mason University.

173 posted on 11/14/2005 9:47:47 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Valin
1969 Apollo 12 launched for 2nd manned Moon landing


Official insignia of Apollo 12, the second scheduled lunar landing mission. The clipper ship signifies that the crew is all Navy and symbolically relates the era of the clipper ship to the era of spaceflight. The portion of the moon shown is representative of the Ocean of Storms area in which Apollo 12 will land.


The huge, 363-foot tall Apollo 12 (Spacecraft 108/Lunar Module 6/Saturn 507) space vehicles is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 11:22 a.m., November 14, 1969 (58883); View of the launch from across the water. Note the flocks of birds flying across the water as the Apollo spacecraft lifts off (58884).


The photograph captured a view of a lightning bolt during the launch of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center. The silhouetted structure is the mobile launch tower. This electrical discharge between clouds and the ground took place at about 36.5 seconds after liftoff when the Apollo 12 space vehicle was about 6,000 feet atltutde.

174 posted on 11/14/2005 10:04:57 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: w_over_w

Pull!


175 posted on 11/14/2005 10:06:17 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Darksheare

snicker


176 posted on 11/14/2005 10:06:32 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: w_over_w

I'll hope for some action in the new place! Do any woodpeckers ever show up to your shelled peanut feeder?


177 posted on 11/14/2005 7:47:30 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: CholeraJoe
Got the tattoo!

LOL. Can we see that tattoo?

178 posted on 11/14/2005 7:48:20 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

LOL.


179 posted on 11/14/2005 7:48:49 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer; w_over_w
Pull!

ROTFLOL.

180 posted on 11/14/2005 7:50:03 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Nice USS Vincennes flag-o-gram.


181 posted on 11/14/2005 7:52:16 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: The Mayor

Acts. Some of my favorite reading. Thanks Mayor.


182 posted on 11/14/2005 7:53:08 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Do any woodpeckers ever show up to your shelled peanut feeder?

I got home too late (dark) to move the feeder but will try again tomorrow. The whole reason for wanting a woodpecker feeder was because I'd see them on my wood-shingle rooftop pecking away at bugs or something.

Hopefully, the move will bring them in . . . as for the peanut feeder it's a battle between the Scrubjays and Sqwirls. We just purchased some dried Fox piss to keep the sqwirls out of our gardens. Hope it works for the peanut feeder as well.

183 posted on 11/14/2005 8:21:38 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer
Pull!

ROTFLOL

I wasn't going to say anything about my water-fowl hunting days in Sealy, TX. I thought PE would get in trouble with you for even joking about shooting ducks. I guess not. ;^)

xoxoxo

184 posted on 11/14/2005 8:27:36 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: w_over_w

LOL. Here you are.

About the Fox pee. LOL. I'm sorry, it's cracking me up. Fox pee in the Foxhole...

Anyway, I hear you have to keep spraying that stuff to keep it working. Are the squirrels destroying the garden and/or just eating the birdseed?

btw, the woodpeckers were eating bugs.


185 posted on 11/14/2005 8:27:42 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w
I thought PE would get in trouble with you for even joking about shooting ducks. I guess not. ;^)

LOL. You think I'm one of those touchy feely sentimental gals huh?

I am but I know the hierarchy of things.

Shooting for no good reason is wrong, sporting is okay, hurt my dog or other loved one and I'll shoot you.

See, I'm sentimental. ;-) xoxo

186 posted on 11/14/2005 8:39:35 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Anyway, I hear you have to keep spraying that stuff to keep it working. Are the squirrels destroying the garden and/or just eating the birdseed?

It's now in the "new and improved" powder form! What you do is hang these plastic packets in popular locations, perforate the tops of the packets to let the stink out (and mercy does it smell!) and they're good for 90 days. After 90 days, you can then sprinkle the powder around the perimeter of your gardens and get another 30 days of stench depending on watering.

Yeah, the little pricks have been digging up our Autumn planting of seeds and bulbs for the Spring. It's really quite aggravating . . . hopefully this method will work.

They even have pictures in the instructions of how people hang them on their bird feeders as birds can't smell it but the sqwirls do and stay away. I, however, have awesome bird feeders that the sqwirls can't get to.

187 posted on 11/14/2005 8:40:55 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: snippy_about_it
hurt my dog or other loved one and I'll shoot you.

Roger that . . . and I'll re-load your weapons while you do it!

Okay sweetie, I gotta sign-off . . . domestic duties call. Talk to tomorrow . . . Smooooch!

188 posted on 11/14/2005 8:44:52 PM PST by w_over_w (This tagline is blank, well, not actually blank but it would be if I didn't just tell you.)
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To: snippy_about_it

How would you like to be the person who collects it!

(Show & tell at school)
Teacher: Tell us Johnny what does your father do?
Johnny: My dad is the biggest colletor of fox pee in the country!

(At a party)
Mr. Anderson, why don't you tell us a bit about yourself? What do you do for a living?
I just happen to be the Bill Gates of fox pee collectors. I have some samples with me if you care to see them. (and everyone starts to move sloooowly away)


189 posted on 11/14/2005 8:45:30 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: w_over_w

Tell me how you really feel about them sqwirls. LOL.

I'll be interested in knowing if it works. When all else fails, you'll have to start feeding the squirrels their own food.


190 posted on 11/14/2005 8:46:00 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Valin

LOL. Leave it to you. I never even thought about that. ROTFLOL.


191 posted on 11/14/2005 8:46:59 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

A sick mind is a terrible thing to waste.


192 posted on 11/14/2005 8:48:54 PM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Valin; Professional Engineer; w_over_w; bentfeather; All
Tuesday Morning Bump for the Freeper Foxhole

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

193 posted on 11/15/2005 5:12:11 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; Samwise; Wneighbor; ...

Good morning, everyone in FOXHOLE!!

194 posted on 11/15/2005 5:18:17 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

November 15, 2005

The Right Focus

Read:
Psalm 90

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12

Bible In One Year: James 1-2

cover We call life's older years the "sunset years." But are they really that rosy? For some, they are. But for many others, even Christians, the sunset years may become clouded with bitterness or despair.

To minimize this, we must make it our goal early in life to get the right focus. Robert Kastenbaum understood this. He wrote, "I do feel an increased sense of responsibility to this future self and to all those who cross my path. What kind of old man will I be, given the chance? The answer to that question depends largely on the kind of person I am right now."

As I have observed contented older people, I've learned that it is our focus more than our feelings that determines the sort of people we are. I once visited a godly woman in her nineties who was feeling her age in every joint and organ. "Old age ain't for sissies!" she groaned honestly. Then, as always, her groans gave way to praise for God's goodness. A focus of gratitude, begun early in life, parted the clouds and let the sun shine through.

What is your focus today, regardless of your feelings? Is it one of gratitude for Jesus and His gift of eternal life? If so, you'll grow sweeter as you grow older. —Joanie Yoder

We can be young in heart and mind,
To others we can yet be kind,
Sing songs of praise to God through tears,
And grow in grace through all our years. —Zimmerman

What you will be tomorrow depends on the choices you make today.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Finishing Well

195 posted on 11/15/2005 5:46:40 AM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: bentfeather; snippy_about_it; Samwise; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf; ...
Good morning ladies and gents. Flag-o-Gram.


196 posted on 11/15/2005 6:09:25 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Professional Engineer

G'morning!

I just got this in an e-mail and wanted to share.

Security in Great Britain

The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from 'Miffed' to 'Peeved'. Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to 'Irritated' or even 'A Bit Cross'. Londoners have not been 'A Bit Cross' since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out.

Terrorists have been re-categorised from 'Tiresome' to a Bloody Nuisance'. The last time the British issued a 'Bloody Nuisance' warning level was during the great fire of 1666.

Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from 'Run' to 'Hide'. The only two higher levels in France are 'Surrender' and 'Collaborate'. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.

It's not only the English and French who are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from 'Shout Loudly and Excitedly' to 'Elaborate Military Posturing'. Two more levels remain, 'Ineffective Combat Operations' and 'Change Sides'.

The Germans also increased their alert state from 'Disdainful Arrogance' to 'Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs'. They have two higher levels : 'Invade a Neighbour' and 'Lose'.


197 posted on 11/15/2005 6:12:58 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: snippy_about_it
See, I'm sentimental. ;-) xoxo

LOL

198 posted on 11/15/2005 6:14:08 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Samwise

ROFLMAO!


199 posted on 11/15/2005 6:17:23 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Got Flag?)
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To: Valin

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on November 15:
1397 Nicholas V pope (1447-55); ended schism, founded Vatican Library
1708 William Pitt the Elder (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'
1738 Sir William Herschel astronomer (discovered Uranus)
1814 Pleasant Adam Hackleman Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1815 John Banvard NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/digital/2003/panorama/new_001.htm
1816 Joseph Bennett Plummer Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1836 Pierce Manning Butler Young Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1882 Felix Frankfurter Vienna Austria, US supreme court justice (1939-62)
1886 Pedro Sanjuan San Sebastian, Spain, composer (Castilla)
1887 Georgia O'Keeffe Sun Prairie WI, painter (Cow's Skull)
1887 Marianne Moore St Louis, poet (Pulitzer-1951-Collected Poems)
1891 Erwin Rommel German field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1891 W Averell Harriman US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
1907 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
1914 Jorge Bolet Havana Cuba, pianist (C'eurties Instituka)
1919 Carol Bruce Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian Carlson-WKRP)
1919 Joseph Albert Wapner La, judge (People's Court)
1925 Howard Baker (Sen-R-TN), presidential chief of staff
1929 Edward Asner Kansas City KS, actor, mindless moron (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
1930 Whitman Mayo NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)
1932 Petula Clark England, singer (Downtown, My Love)
1933 Jack Burns Boston MA, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)
1937 Yaphet Kotto NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe)
1939 Thalmus Rasulala [Jack Crowder], Miami FL, actor (Blacula, Roots)
1940 Sam Waterston Cambridge MA, actor (Law & Order, Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate)
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad [Fryeda Anderson] Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
1946 Janet Lennon Culver City CA, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1952 "Macho Man" Randy Savage Sarasota FL, [Poffo], wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
1953 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko Russian cosmonaut
1968 Brenda Alyce Bassett Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
1977 Peter Mark Andrew Phillips 9th in sucession to British throne



Deaths which occurred on November 15:
0565 Justitianus I, [Petrus Sabbatius], Byzantine emperor (527-65), dies
1280 Albertus Magnus German scholar, dies at 87
1630 Johann Kepler German astronomer, dies at 58
1902 Leopold II King of Belgium assassinated by Italian anarchist
(This guy was a real piece of work. What with killing a couple of million Congolese, plundering the place 6 ways to Sunday, and "doing" every woman he could get his hands on.)
http://www.who2.com/kingleopoldii.html
1954 Lionel Barrymore [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
1958 Tyrone Power actor, dies of a heart attack at 44
1963 Fritz Reiner conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 74
1978 Margaret Mead anthropologist, dies in NY at 76
1983 John LeMesurier actor, dies at 71
1984 Baby Fae who received a baboon's heart, dies at California medical center
1985 Spencer W Kimball US head of Mormon chuch, dies at 90
1994 James Winston Watts (90), developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, died.
(I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy)

(Well someone had to say it!)
1996 Alger Hiss, former State Department official, spy, died in New York just four days after his 92nd birthday
1998 Kwame Ture, the civil rights activist formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, died in Guinea at age 57.



Take A Moment To Remember
GWOT Casualties

Iraq
15-Nov-2003 19 | US: 18 | UK: 0 | Other: 1
IT Caporale Pietro Petrucci Al Sabah Hospital Hostile - hostile fire - car bomb
US Private 1st Class Joey D. Whitener Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Captain Pierre E. Piche Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Private 1st Class Richard W. Hafer Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Specialist Jeremiah J. DiGiovanni Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Private 1st Class Damian L. Heidelberg Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Scott A. Saboe Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Sergeant John W. Russell Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Sergeant 1st Class Kelly Bolor Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US 2nd Lieutenant Jeremy L. Wolfe Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Specialist John R. Sullivan Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Chief Warrant Officer Erik C. Kesterson Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Private 1st Class Sheldon R. Hawk Eagle Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Specialist Eugene A. Uhl III Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Sergeant Warren S. Hansen Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Specialist William D. Dusenbery Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Specialist Ryan T. Baker Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Sergeant Michael D. Acklin II Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - helicopter crash
US Sergeant Timothy L. Hayslett Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack

15-Nov-2004 12 | US: 12 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal William L. Miller Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Lance M. Thompson Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Antoine D. Smith Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Captain Patrick Marc M. Rapicault Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal James E. Swain Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Rafael Peralta Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Jeramy A. Ailes Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Corporal Marc T. Ryan Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - explosion
US Lance Corporal Shane E. Kielion Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Bradley L. Parker Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Travis R. Desiato Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Private 1st Class Isaiah R. Hunt Baghdad Non-hostile - vehicle accident



Afghanistan
A GOOD DAY


http://icasualties.org/oif/
Data research by Pat Kneisler
Designed and maintained by Michael White
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On this day...
1315 Swiss soldiers ambush and slaughter invading Austrians in the battle of Morgarten.
1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
1492 In Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of using black magic
1533 The "explorer" Francisco Pizarro enters Cuzco, Peru
1626 The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors
1660 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)
1715 Barrier Treaty, Austria cedes area to the Netherlands
1763 Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
1777 The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress
1791 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens
1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Cabinet, publishes 1st issue
1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak. Called "The Long One" by Ute Indians
http://klesinger.com/jbp/zpike.html
1824 Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)
1845 The opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
1849 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
1864 Sherman burns Atlanta
1869 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
1881 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)
1884 Colonization of Africa organized at international conference in Berlin
1889 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
1899 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal
1919 Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
1920 Free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection
1920 League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva
1926 NBC on-air debut with a radio network of 24 stations
1932 Walt Disney Art School created
1935 Commonwealth of Phillipines inaugurated
1937 1st congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
1938 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
1939 Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews
1939 Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check
1940 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime
1941 German siege of Sevastopol began
1948 William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada
1950 1st Negro player in organized hockey-Arthur Dorrington signed
1954 1st regularly scheduled commercial flights over North Pole begins
1957 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/abel/abel.htm
1959 Richard Hickock & Perry Smith kill Clutters ("In Cold Blood")
1960 The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
1965 In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia drang Valley
1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)
1966 Gemini XII returns to Earth
1967 Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km
1969 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against the Vietnam War
1969 Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indecent language in Tampa, FL
1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1976 A Syrian "peace force" takes control of Beirut, Lebanon
1977 President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
1979 ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage
1979 British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring
1980 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany,
1982 Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
1983 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
1988 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses
1988 PLO proclaims the State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence....(for now)
1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
1989 "Batman" is released on video tape
1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
1990 President Bush signs the Clear Air Act of 1990
1990 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
1990 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit
1990 The "Keating Five"--Sens. Alan Cranston, D-Calif.; Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz.; John Glenn, D-Ohio; John McCain, R-Ariz.; and Donald Riegle, D-Mich.--maintained their innocence at the opening of Senate hearings into charges of influence peddling on behalf of S&L kingpin Charles Keating.
1991 A federal appeals panel threw out former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter's felony convictions in the Iran-Contra affair, saying his immunized testimony to Congress was improperly used against him.
1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 games
2001 Day 40 of the attack on Afghanistan: Osama bin Laden’s Brigade 055 dispersed into the mountains of Afghanistan. US planes struck Taliban positions outside Kunduz, where as many as 20,000 Taliban fighters gathered. Kandahar went under siege by opposition forces. Jalalabad was reported to be under Yunis Khalis of the Northern Alliance. Mullah Omar in a BBC radio interview warned of a larger strategy: the “destruction of America.”
(I guess at this point you're suppoesed to be quakeing in fear)
2001 Two al-Qaeda computers were acquired by a Wall Street journalist in Kabul for $1,100 following US bombing. They were found to contain over 1,750 text and video files of al Qaeda activities including weapons programs. One file contained the names of 170 al Qaeda members.
2003 In Turkey twin car bombs exploded outside Istanbul synagogues filled with worshippers during Sabbath prayers, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 300. 14 Muslims were killed. 6 Jews were killed at Beth Israel.


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

Belgium : King's Day
Brazil : Republic Day (1889)
Japan : 7-5-3 Festival Day (parents give thanks for girls 7 and 3 and boys 5 and 3)
West Germany : Repentance Day (Wednesday)
US : American Enterprise Day
US : Doublespeak Day (otherwise known as John Kerry Day)
US : Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
Clean Your Refrigerator Day
One Nation Under God Month


Religious Observances
Christian : St Leopold
RC : Mem of St Albert the Great, bishop, confessor, doctor (opt)


Religious History
1626 The original Mayflower "pilgrims" (Separatists), having lived in their American colony for six years, bought out their London investors for 1,800 pounds.
1760 Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Our love to Him is the proof and measure of what we know of His love to us.'
1804 Anglican missionary to Persia, Henry Martyn wrote in his journal: 'Corruption always begins the day, but morning prayer never fails to set my mind in a right frame.'
1839 Scottish clergyman Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: 'I know well that when Christ is nearest, Satan also is busiest.'
1957 Patriarch Ignatius Yacoub III officially established the Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the U.S. and Canada. At the same time, Archbishop Mar Athanasius Yeshue Samuel, former Syrian Orthodox metropolitan of Jerusalem, was appointed primate of the new archdiocese, and soon after took up residence in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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


"To smoke, or not to smoke..

Nov 14, 1:17 PM (ET)


ROME (Reuters) - A stunned Italian actor had to stub out the cigarette he had lit up on stage after a spectator complained, forcing the theater to change the script of an Arthur Miller play to make it smoke-free.
"This had never happened to me in more than 300 performances," the actor, Sebastiano Lo Monaco, was quoted as saying by the Web site of Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
Italy has banned lighting up in all enclosed public places since January this year.

Lo Monaco was smoking, in line with the script, while playing the main character Sunday in Miller's "A View from the Bridge" at a theater in the northeastern city of Mestre, when a woman from the audience shouted "Put out that cigarette."

After a 15-minute suspension, the performance resumed with a modified script and a non-smoking protagonist.


Thought for the day :
"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time."
Georgia O'Keeffe


200 posted on 11/15/2005 6:19:21 AM PST by Valin (Purgamentum init, exit purgamentum)
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