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A Maineiac

Mainer = A person who stays in Maine for an entire winter.

Maineiac = A person who doesn't have the sense to leave Maine after the 1st winter.

USA Trivia

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In 1996, tobacco regulation, recommended by the FDA, was approved by which President?

In 1996, tobacco regulation, recommended by the FDA, was approved by President Clinton.

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One of the worst riots in U.S. history broke out on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit's predominantly African Amercan inner city. In what year did this occur?

In 1967, one of the worst riots in U.S. history broke out on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit's predominantly African American inner city. By the time it was quelled four days later by 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops, 43 people were dead, 342 injured.

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Travis Tritt

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(a True American)

travis tritt pic"First, let me state that no one wants to go to war, sometimes it's the only solution to some of the complex situations like we're faced with in today's world.

"I recently spent time with the troops and their families in Ft. Bragg in North Carolina and observed both their dedication and their vulnerability.

 

"Hearing negative comments from fellow Americans - especially those in the public eye - is destructive and damaging to the morale of our servicemen and women and to our country in general.

 

"Our military men and women are putting their lives on the line for each and every one of us and deserve nothing but our unfailing respect and support.

 

"Whether or not you agree 100% with the president's decision regarding the situation with Iraq, the fact remains our troops are doing their jobs.

 

"They are our fathers and brothers, mothers and sisters, sons and daughters and are fighting to defend our rights and freedoms.

 

"Harsh words and half-baked opinions by people in the spotlight helps no one and reflects poorly on us all."

 

The Soldier

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I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands.

He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war.

He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...

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The Softer Side of Sears

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IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU TREAT THE PROTECTORS OF OUR LAND.

I assume you have all seen the reports about how wonderfully Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up?

By law, they are only required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up...

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Social Security Preservation Act

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I sure hope each of you write your US Congressman about this issue. This is another reason our elderly have to eat dog and cat food if they want to get their meds!!!!

Stop The Great Global Social Security Giveaway!

As Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) puts it, "dark clouds are gathering over our already dangerously fragile Social Security system."

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Shine On!

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This is a beautiful photo of a giant flag in Arizona. The photo is authentic and unretouched. The picture was taken on regular Kodak 35mm film. The person who took the picture couldn't believe the image created by the sun's rays. Nice of them to share with the world!

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For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us, go ahead and close this page. For the rest of us, shine on!

Shame on YOU, Mr. Moore

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Moore's Tirade About Bush, War at Oscars Shameful

The nominees for the most tasteless and shamelessly partisan acceptance speech from a celebrity at the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night are: Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, for his childish rant against President Bush after Moore won best feature length documentary Oscar...

Wait, there are no other nominees.

Moore wins the award by acclamation!

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Putting Things in Perspective

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It's even hotter than usual in Phoenix, the Associated Press reports...

Maricopa, AZ Sheriff Sets Perspective:

About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

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Project Oaktree

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yellow ribbon lapelWe are starting something that has been named Project Oaktree; The Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Our goal is for every person, vehicle and business, and maybe a tree or two to have yellow ribbons. We feel that regardless of wether or not we support the war, we should be supporting our troops.

All of our local military recruiters are getting together tomorrow to cut a radio commercial with the challenge for our community to put on a yellow ribbon. The newspapers are going to be there and it is going to be big.

My favor is please get a yellow ribbon. Wear one on your jacket, put one on the antenna on your vehicle and put one on your house. Spread the news. We want our soldiers to know that we are supporting them. Lets have them come home from this war to ticker tape parades and lots and lots of yellow ribbons.

This is a cause that we can all do something about. Try putting on a yellow ribbon and see how good it feels.

God Bless America!

Pictures You Rarely See on the News

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(Thanks, Margie, for sending this in!)

Sometimes in our everyday lives, we tend to forget what's going on elsewhere in the world and that the brave men and women of the service are just like you and me. They have family and friends back home who love them very much and are praying for their safe return. Please pass these pictures on.

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Patriotism

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Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.

- Theodore Roosevelt

Our President

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Whether you do or do not like George W. Bush as our President, this message reveals some interesting plateaus he has reached.

First, an observation. Have you noticed a difference in the salute given by our military men and women as President Bush walks by? Most folks would not notice anything, but those of us who have served in the military see it right away. Next time pay close attention when President Bush leaves his helicopter or Air Force One, the honor guards salute and face him as he disembarks, then turn their faces towards him as he passes by. They continue to salute his back as he walks away.

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An Open Letter to the Dixie Chicks

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Letter from radio station website in Lubbock, home of the Dixie Chick that spewed forth about our president:

Name: LT Layne McDowell
Date: 03/15/03
Time: 01:54:49 PM
Comment: An open letter to the Dixie Chicks

Earlier this week, while performing in London, you stated that you were ashamed that our President is from your home state. I wonder if you realized how many Americans would be listening. This American was listening.

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One

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As the soot and dirt and ash rained down,
We became one color.

As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building,
We became one class.

As we lit candles of waiting and hope,
We became one generation.

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Never Forget

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February 14, 2003. Today it was reported that severe earthquakes have occurred in ten different locations in France. The severity was measured in excess of 10 on the Richter Scale. The cause was the 56,681 dead American soldiers buried in French soil rolling over in their graves.

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The Lady

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I wonder what she thought
As she stood there, strong and tall.
She couldn't turn away,
She was forced to watch it all.

Did she long to offer comfort
As her country bled?
With her arm forever frozen
High above her head.

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In God's Hands

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The world is grieving.

If there really is a God, how could He allow this to happen? Where was He?

How many of us have heard that question?

"Where was your God when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was attacked?"

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I Am The Flag

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flag waveI am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

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Great Idea

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Post Offices in Texas

You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in Texas have been forced to take down small posters that say "IN GOD WE TRUST." The law they say they are violating is something silly about electioneering posters. (Is God running for office?)

Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show, that we all write "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our National motto, and on all the money we use to buy those stamps.

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God Bless America

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While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:

God Bless America
Land that I love
Stand beside her,
and guide her
Thru the night
with a light from above.

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