WE-the-PEOPLE are awake now!
We are making ourselves ready. Preparing as best we can. We are armed with TRUTH and our CONSTITUTION … and training ourselves in our personal freedoms as outlined therein. We are joining together, rallying our cause … the cause of FREEDOM, to which our GOD is not impartial.
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A Sweet Way to Make Everyone Smile:
The Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program!
Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults.
As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.
How does the program work?
Get into the spirit of giving a little early this year
and help our TROOPS, too!!!
Yes, the Senate, the Democrat controlled Senate has blocked the President’s
Spending Jobs Bill!
Two elements of President Barack Obama’s jobs bill failed on procedural votes when Senators tried to move them as individual measures.
The chamber then plunged ahead on a long series of votes on amendments to a package of three appropriations bills before advancing the measure, setting up a vote on passage for the week of October 31.
A proposal to provide $35 billion to keep teachers and first responders from being laid off was the first portion of the president’s $447 billion obs proposal to receive an individual vote. It went down 50-50, short of the 60 needed for the Senate to take up the measure. MORE HERE
Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walks about,
seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8)
President Obama announced today that all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2011, saying the troops “will definitely be home for the holidays.”
The announcement, in the White House briefing room, came after the president completed a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The discussion apparently finalized negotiations that have dragged on for months over what, if any, military presence the U.S. would maintain in Iraq beyond a December 31 withdrawal deadline set in 2008. The president said the two are now in “full agreement” over how to move forward, and that no U.S. troops will remain.
“As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year,” President Obama said. “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.” (Sources: Associated Press, Politico, Fox News, MSNBC, Reuters)
As the Lord leads, please pray:
For all of the operational activities that are needed in withdrawing all troops from Iraq. About the ongoing level of relationship between Iraq and the U.S. For the safety of the U.S. military in Iraq during the coming months, and for their safety in Afghanistan and wherever else they are deployed.
Buoyed by a new law requiring states to make absentee ballots more accessible to military troops serving overseas, troops voted at a higher rate than the general population in last year’s midterm elections, according to a new report.
Overall, 46 percent of the military voted in the 2010 midterm elections, a 21 percent jump from the 2006 midterms and slightly higher than the 45.5 percent of the general population that cast ballots last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
FVAP is a Pentagon office responsible for overseeing the distribution of absentee ballots to troops and their spouses.
Voter registration last year among troops also was higher than the general public; 65 percent of Americans registered to vote in 2010, but 77 percent of troops registered. READ MORE
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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6
“Our peculiar security is in the possession
of a written Constitution.
Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Wilson Nicholas, 1803
The Preamble to the US Constitution:
WHO? – We the People of the United States,
- in Order to form a more perfect Union, (establish a uniquely American culture, made up of a shared heritage and vision)
- establish Justice,(legal system)
- insure domestic Tranquility (peace within our borders),
- provide for the common defence(provide an adequate military force to defend our borders against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic,)
- promote the general Welfare (enable commerce, build infrastructure – roads and bridges, provide general rules of safety, not give 50+% of the population Welfare!),
- and secure the Blessings of Liberty (What are these “Blessings of Liberty?”) to ourselves and our Posterity,
(This list defines the proposed function of our Federal Government as our Founding Fathers saw it!)
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And share it with your children,
your parents, your siblings,
your neighbors until once again,
has at least some idea
of what America is!
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“Obama is the biggest blood-shedder in the modern history of the globalist-controlled presidency of the United States …” and STILL we don’t know what the mission in Afghanistan is. We don’t know how to tell if and when we WIN? Win what? Do we?
The armed contingent has already begun arriving in a region where the U.S. faces a growing list of security concerns—including Al Qaeda offshoots in Somalia and Yemen, extremists in Nigeria, war in Libya, unrest in Egypt and dangerous tensions between Sudan’s north and south. READ MORE HERE
Where is American
Surely, Obama is the biggest blood-shedder in the modern history of the globalist-controlled presidency of the United States.
Ironically, he has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and sends more U.S. troops to Afghanistan so that they can maim and kill Afghans with 21st century weaponry while they get killed themselves with heavily constrained ROEs.
Obama has accrued more casualties than his predecessor Bush Jr., in such a shortened time span, even though they progressed the globalist agenda very well.
All the while the military families are taking the fall and feeling the psychological anguish from the loss of a loved one, the husband / wife, father / mother, brother / sister, cousin or even a close friend you personally knew ever since you joined the armed forces, KIA and flown home, then buried in Arlington in a flag-draped coffin surrounded by an honor guard and weeping relatives and friends. READ MORE HERE
From another perspective, with Gov’t numbers saying upwards of 800,000 VETERANS are currently unemployed, is now the time to cut the forces and bring them back home, so they can stand in unemployment lines? We have to re-think some of this stuff, my friends! The simple answer is usually NOT the best answer!
Great opportunity to
START a NEW BUSINESS:
JOBS for VETS like …
Veterans Green Jobs
(as seen on CBS Evening News)
Private sector can do much better creating REAL jobs than the government on any day of the week! Come on, Entrepreneurs(this is the “rich” folk), pick it up and run with it!
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On this lovely, windy autumn day, some friends and I drove up towards the mountains of Pennsylvania to enjoy “Ligonier Days“ at Ft Ligonier, PA. I knew we would not be able to stay long since my friends are Seniors, but we wanted to go. We arrived just in time for the re-enactment of the battle that took place at Ft. Ligonier, a turning point in the French & Indian War.
Today at the Fort Ligonier Museum visitors can see the latest exhibition about the most significant and decisive conflict of the 18th century, which Winston Churchill called the first world war. This long-term installation, The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years’ War, represents a significant addition to the permanent collections of Fort Ligonier, especially in British, French and Native American items. READ MORE
The history of Fort Ligonier began in September 1758 and was concluded in March 1766, embracing the period of the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War. Today, the story of this time period is told through the remarkable Fort Ligonier museum exhibits and a fully reconstructed and restored fortification. MORE HERE
By 1758, General John Forbes was assigned the daunting task of seizing Fort Duquesne, the French citadel at the forks. He ordered construction of a new road across Pennsylvania, guarded by a chain of fortifications, the final link being the “Post at Loyalhanna”, fifty miles from his objective, to serve as a supply depot and staging area for a British-American army of 5000 troops. The fort was constructed in September 1758. By late October, Washington had arrived at Loyalhanna, but not before the defeat of a British force at Fort Duquesne on September 14, and the successful defense of Loyalhanna from a French attack on October 12. Heavily outnumbered, the French abandoned Fort Duquesne, which Forbes occupied on November 25. He designated the site “Pittsburgh” in honor of Secretary of State William Pitt. Forbes also named Loyalhanna “Fort Ligonier” after his superior, Sir John Ligonier, commander in chief in Great Britain.
Brigadier General John Forbes gave his name to a challenging military campaign and to a remarkable road. Follow the Forbes Trail through Pennsylvania’s history.
On the grounds of the Fort you will find a living history encampment showing frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, ceremonies, Highlanders, redcoats, French troops, frontier men and women, Indians and music from 1758. (Ft Ligonier website)
The fourth and final French and Indian War, fought between Britain and France over control of North America, that eventually became part of the Seven Years War. The French had colonies in Canada and Lousiana, and were attempting to link them by taking control of the Ohio Valley. This would have encircled the British colonies on the coast, and stopped any expansion on their part. The war begin with conflict between the French in the Ohio Valley and the Virginians, led by George Washington, who was forced to withdraw by the French. The war started well for the French. A British campaign in 1755 led by General Braddock met with disaster, and saw the death of Braddock, while 1756 saw the French led by General de Montcalm captured Fort Oswego and Fort George and 1757 saw the fall of Fort William Henry. The war turned in 1758, first with the capture of Louisburg and then Fort Ticonderoga, followed on 13 September 1759 by the Battle of the Plains of Abraham (Canada), in which General de Montcalm was killed and by the fall of Quebec on 18 September. Finally the French lost Montreal (8 September 1760), ending their interest in Canada, and removing the French threat to the American colonies. The British occupation of Canada was confirmed by the Treaty of Paris (1763).
After General John Forbes arrived at the Post at Loyalhanna, later known as Fort Ligonier, in early November 1758, he decided to spend the winter here. Intelligence gathered on the day of a friendly fire incident, however, prompted him to change this strategy.At dusk on November 12, Colonel George Washington, then 26 years of age, led on foot a detachment of 500 Virginia soldiers from Fort Ligonier. Shortly afterward, Lieutenant Colonel George Mercer led an additional 500 men by a different route. The two leaders planned to surround a force of 140 French and Native American warriors which, they believed, was trying to steal the British army’s cattle and horses. Three prisoners were captured; the rest withdrew to Fort Duquesne, 50 miles to the west.
Soon, the two Virginia units encountered each other in the darkness, and, mistaking each other for the enemy, engaged in friendly fire that killed or left missing 38 soldiers and two officers. Intelligence gathered from the prisoners indicated that Fort Duquesne was weak. Forbes accordingly countermanded his orders and led 2,500 troops, including Washington, to the forks of the Ohio River. Fort Duquesne, blown up and abandoned by the French, was captured on November 25, 1758 and renamed Pittsburgh by Forbes. He also renamed the Post at Loyalhanna, Fort Ligonier.
The Seven Years War was the first global conflict. It had two main fronts. The first, in Europe, was the hostility between Prussia and Austria, still simmering after the War of the Austrian Succession , which expanded through alliances to include all of Europe. The second was the colonial rivalries between Britain, France and Spain, known in America as the French and Indian War, which begin in 1754 with conflict over control of the Ohio valley. The Seven Years War started in a flurry of diplomatic activity which resulted in a diplomatic revolution and the reversal of the alliances of the War of the Austrian Succession. First Britain and Prussia formed an alliance (January 1756), followed by France and Austria, who had been traditional enemies. The fighting started with Frederick II of Prussia‘s invasion and defeat of Saxony (August-October 1756), although the main conflict did not start until the following year. MORE HISTORY HERE
Our overcast, blustery morning, broke into beautiful, sunny day, just as the battle got underway. We had a lovely time learning more about our local history. The Pittsburgh area boasts many local historical sites, Ft Ligonier is just one!