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Something. Anything,  but it’s time to move.

Image of the Day: 21 January 2015



If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.” 
― Ronald Reagan

5 Things You May Not Know About the Men Who Built America

By Jacqueline Purdy
Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt are five of the greatest businessmen America has ever known. Remembered for their entrepreneurial spirit and innovative approaches to growing their respective empires, these men ushered post-Civil War America into the modern era. HISTORY’s new event series The Men Who Built America, which premieres tonight at 9/8c, delves into their many achievements and powerful influence. Get ready for the show by exploring five surprising facts about the men who shaped the country we know today.

1. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were close friends.

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Image of the Day: 30 November 2014



Although this image doesn’t represent my generation, it does represent a common practice my generation participated in. I remember looking forward to  the Pledge of Allegiance, which in some cases took place before roll call. I knew what it meant to be an American at a young age; and I was proud of it. We can never forget where and by what means we came from.

Here’s what’s next: POTUS plan for the future

Image found on http://www.huffingtonpost.com

This was in my inbox last night…

Yesterday, [Tuesday] millions of Americans cast their ballots. Republicans had a good night, and I congratulate all the candidates who won.

But what stands out to me is that the message Americans sent yesterday is one you’ve sent for several elections in a row now. You expect the people you elect to work as hard as you do. You expect us to focus on your ambitions — not ours — and you want us to get the job done. Period. Read more

A Tuesday in November: Why We Vote When We Vote


Please, get out and vote this Tuesday. It’s an opportunity for We the People to flex our political muscles. If we don’t vote and become part of the solution, all we are is part of the problem
Of course, every day is a good day to exercise our freedom, but why do we always vote on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November?

Since 1845, this has been the day designated for holding U.S. presidential and congressional elections. Read more

Voter Lookup

The Assembly Line

These images were sent to me via email; they can also be found here.  I hope you like them as much as I do. Enjoy!

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Speak Them Proudly

American (Navy) Creed


Quiz: US Constitution

Free download, catechism of constitution


This quiz is given to school aged children, there were two questions that were in review so they are not included in this quiz. Although it says you’re answering 32 questions you are in fact only answering 30, I did not correct the numbering of the Q & A.  Enjoy!

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Strategy vs. Tactics

*This was supposed to be posted before the How-to guide, oops. My apologies for the mix up.



Introduction (from Wikipedia) Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve these goals are usually limited. Tactic(s) may refer to a plan, procedure, or expedient for promoting a desired end or result

Strategy – Tactics difference in military usage

In military usage, a distinction is made between strategy and tactics.

Strategy is the utilization, during both peace and war, of all of a nation’s forces, through large-scale, long-range planning and development, to ensure security or victory.

Tactics is the military science that deals with securing objectives set by strategy, especially the technique of deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft in effective maneuvers against an enemy.

English: In this file photo, Soldiers patrol a...
English: In this file photo, Soldiers patrol an area near the village of Kowtay, Khowst province, Afghanistan, earlier this summer. Soldiers like these may soon see a change in tactics as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan ardently believes that conventional military thinking and actions won’t win the counterinsurgency war there. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I feel we need to rethink how we go up against this elusive, (sneaky fear mongers) enemy we’re up against. As in every other war we’ve fought, new and improved tactics and strategies were used to combat the enemy, and we used anything we could think of. (going as far as ALMOST launching a strike on Japan using tiny IED strapped to bats). I’m far from being an expert on warfare, way FAR but I thought this is good food for thought that at least WE (citizens) chew on.

So in closing I’l leave you with a final tidbit that should sum this all up:

Tactics : what it takes to win the battle.

Strategy : what it takes to win the war.

Source: Compare anything @ diffen.com

Beating ISIS: A How-to Guide


I read an article published on 9/11 that detailed a strategy that, in my opinion would help defeat this growing problem of terrorism we find ourselves facing. Albeit, it would take time, unlike taking the tactical approach and laying down the carpet for them. (massive air strikes). Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for that at this point–and I HATE war–but it’s hard to hide from the fact that it has been waged on us. Read more

I Repeat, The US is a REPUBLIC

GIF--Nope-No-way-Nah-no-Judge-Judy-GIFBack in April I put together a post that–in my opinion– had an informative, easy to understand comparison between a Republic vs Democracy. As much as I wish every American read that post, it didn’t happen. I still hear/read AMERICANS referring the US using the “D word.”  Come on, Really?


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Off to War

US soldiers patrol near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province, on October 11, 2012. The Afghan conflict, America's longest war

Many of our love ones are off to war
They leave us behind for distance shores
They seek out our enemies to even the score
But some of them we may never see once more

We give them our thanks and pray each day
For God to watch over them while they are away
We known they will do their duty for they are brave
To fight those who would make of us their slave

It is the Armed Forces who fight to keep us free
For they are willing to die for you and me
They will do their duty until victory is achieved
Only then will they be allowed to grieve

They are my heroes, so young, so brave and true
Fighting to protect our flag, the red, white and blue
It is through them the American Spirit is renewed
And recognition for their sacrifices is long overdue

by Ellen Bailey

A Look at Veterans by the Numbers