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  • October 15th in history 1781 Siege of Yorktown & more

    10/15/2014 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 10 replies
    [the fighting raged on at Yorktown] "On the night of October 15-16, Cornwallis ordered an attack against the second line. This was launched, 350 strong, under Lt. Col. Robert Abercrombie at a point near the center of the line. It was a gallant sortie, yet it accomplished little, for, within a few hours, the guns which had been spiked by the British were again firing upon Yorktown." The articles of capitulation were signed four days later. Cornwallis' British men were declared prisoners of war,...Americans captured 8,000 troops, 214 artillery pieces, thousands of muskets, 24 transport ships, wagons and horses.
  • Oregon Man Flying American Flag Upside Down To Protest Obama Presidency

    06/03/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | June 3, 2013 | CBS Seattle
    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton man says he’s flying the U.S. flag upside down to protest the presidency of Barack Obama, but some of his neighbors aren’t happy with the display.
  • Sandcrawler PSA: A Subliminal Message From Dear Leader

    05/12/2013 7:06:04 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 40 replies
    The JAWA Report ^ | May 12, 2013 | Stable Hand
    Dear leader's White House twitter account's background image has a fallen Eagle as in upside down.
  • CA: Capitalism's Last Stand - Start-Up Mania Hits San Quentin Prison as Inmates Turn Entrepreneurs

    02/25/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 February 2013 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Start-up mania hits San Quentin prison as inmates turn entrepreneurs One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that start-up mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. 'Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile...
  • Japan: Co-pilot error almost caused ANA plane to turn upside down

    09/29/2011 2:46:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 4+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 09/29/11
    Co-pilot error almost caused ANA plane to turn upside down National Sep. 29, 2011 - 04:00PM JST ( 67 ) TOKYO — An All Nippon Airways plane narrowly avoided disaster earlier this month when it plunged over the Pacific, almost turning upside down, the transport ministry said on Wednesday. The All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight, with 117 passengers and crew on board, dived 1,900 meters in 30 seconds in the incident off the southern Shizuoka district on Sept 6. The maneuver happened when the co-pilot, in trying to unlock the cockpit door for the captain who was returning from the...
  • Understanding The Debt

    07/10/2011 9:23:00 PM PDT · by freejohn · 9 replies
    Some suggest "tax the rich to make up the deficit". As of the end of 2010, the total worth of all American billionaires is $1.3 Trillion. We could take ALL their worth, not just high taxes, but ALL their WORTH; and it wouldn't dent our national debt. It wouldn't even pay this year deficit! And if we did take their money to pay some of this year's deficit, what would we we do next year?
  • The Upside-Down Job Market. Today, Grandpa is twice as likely to be working as Junior.

    03/27/2011 9:22:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/25/2011 | Sue Shellenbarger
    The biggest changes in family life sometimes happen gradually. New employment data suggest one such seismic change is upon us: Job-holding patterns between the generations have turned upside down. In the past, Grandma and Grandpa tended to retire to a life of leisure in their sixties, while teenagers were expected to work. As recently as 2000, boys ages 16 and 17 were far more likely to hold paying jobs than their grandparents ages 65 to 69. But just a decade later, that picture has turned upside down: Grandpa is twice as likely to be working as Junior. Based on new...
  • Judge Erases $525G Mortgage for N.Y. Couple, Citing 'Repulsive' Acts by Bank

    11/26/2009 7:56:58 AM PST · by Rodamala · 51 replies · 1,757+ views
    NY Post (via FoxNews) ^ | Thursday, November 26, 2009 | NY Post
    A Long Island couple is home free after an outraged judge gave them an amazing Thanksgiving present — canceling their debt to ruthless bankers trying to toss them out on the street.
  • Refinance Rules Expanding to 125% Loan-to-Value

    07/01/2009 5:55:11 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 22 replies · 1,739+ views
    CNBC ^ | July 01, 2009 | CNBC
    Homeowners taking part in the Obama administration's housing rescue program through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will now be eligible even if their loan-to-value ratio is up to 125 percent. That means they can have up to 25 percent negative equity and still get a refinance.The rule changes, part of the government's attempts to restore housing affordability and stem the foreclosure crisis, apply to loans backed up by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Previously, homeowners could borrow up to 105 percent of their home's value. The new loan-to-value ratio is set up at 125 percent in a further effort to address...
  • New cars that are fully loaded — with debt

    12/31/2007 11:35:21 AM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 92 replies · 312+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ken Bensinger
    When Jennifer and Bobby Post traded in their 2001 Chevy Suburban last year for a shiny new Ford F-350 turbo diesel with an extended cab, it seemed like a great deal. Even though they still owed $9,500 on their SUV after the trade-in value, they didn't have to put a penny down. The dealership, near the Posts' home in Victorville, made it easy; it just added the old debt to the price of the new truck and gave the couple a seven-year, $44,276 loan. The Posts were a little worried about taking on such a long obligation, but they couldn't...
  • New cars that are fully loaded — with debt

    12/30/2007 9:21:09 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 303 replies · 1,549+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ken Bensinger
    When Jennifer and Bobby Post traded in their 2001 Chevy Suburban last year for a shiny new Ford F-350 turbo diesel with an extended cab, it seemed like a great deal. Even though they still owed $9,500 on their SUV after the trade-in value, they didn't have to put a penny down. The dealership, near the Posts' home in Victorville, made it easy; it just added the old debt to the price of the new truck and gave the couple a seven-year, $44,276 loan. The Posts were a little worried about taking on such a long obligation, but they couldn't...
  • Absentee Florida ballot sent with precious stamp

    11/11/2006 2:02:01 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies · 1,385+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 11 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida voter may have unwittingly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars by using an extremely rare stamp to mail an absentee ballot in Tuesday's congressional election, a government official said on Friday. The 1918 Inverted Jenny stamp, which takes its name from an image of a biplane accidentally printed upside-down, turned up on Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, where election officials were inspecting ballots from parts of south Florida, Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom told Reuters. Only 100 of the stamps have ever been found, making them one of the top prizes of all philately. Rodstrom,...
  • The Latest Craze, Upside Down Christmas Trees..Selling For $200-$400 on E-Bay!

    11/29/2005 8:06:26 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 10 replies · 730+ views
    E-Bay ^ | 11/29/2005 | Me
    Something different... "Roman 7.5 ft Pre-lit Upside Down Christmas Tree HOT!! This Tree is on NUMEROUS TV news shows as a HOT Item!!"
  • CAPTION THIS PHOTO...

    02/10/2005 6:51:54 AM PST · by crushelits · 40 replies · 2,127+ views
    crushelits | Feb. 10, 2004 | crushelits
  • CA: Upside-down flag stirs anger in small California town

    11/06/2004 12:26:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 2,712+ views
    SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) - A downtown property owner protesting President Bush's re-election raised a furor in this small Northern California town when he placed an upside down American flag on his two-story building. Ford Greene has stirred anger previously with controversial signs, including one before Tuesday's election that read "Take the thug out," an apparent reference to defeating Bush. After the election, he replaced it with an upside down American flag, prompting more than a dozen angry telephone calls to San Anselmo Town Hall and the police department. "It's a First Amendment right, but he feels the U.S. is...
  • Loopy (Kerry par avion)

    05/06/2004 3:29:06 AM PDT · by Mia T · 27 replies · 1,795+ views
    c-span.org ^ | 5.6.04 | Mia T
    Loopy (Kerry par avion)NEW virtual john kerry can bore + snowboard at the same time series (viewing movie requires Flash Player 6, available HERE) johnkerryisdangerousforamerica.blogspot.com