Eight Picture and a Speech to Make You Think

There are no words to add to this!!!  But Churchill saw it coming.  Read his ending comment.

Makes you think!

RAN  1970

iran 1970

IRAN  2012

iran 2012


Afghanistan 1967

EGYPT (Cairo University) 1959

Egypt 1959

EGYPT (Cairo University) 2012

Egypt 2012

NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 1980


NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 2012

Netherlands 2012

…And some people still do not see a reason to worry!

Winston Churchill 1899. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”===============================================================================================


This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn’t been published long before now.
CHURCHILL ON ISLAM Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899.
(Check Wikipedia – The River War). The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.  He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.


“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.  The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.  A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.  It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step;  and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).  Churchill saw it coming.


Thank you, Minnie VanDeventer for a very interesting and eye-opening article.


The Aldridge-Benge Firefighter Safety Act of 2008

The Aldridge-Benge Firefighter Safety Act of 2008

Charleston, SC

In December 2009, the Florida legislature unanimously passed the Aldridge-Benge Firefighter Safety Act (Florida Statute 633.027), a law that requires the identification of commercial, industrial, or multi-unit residential buildings that contain light-frame construction.

The law is named after two Orange County, Florida, firefighters, Todd Aldridge and Mark Benge, who lost their lives in a 1989 gift shop fire following a collapse of the lightweight trusses.

Efforts to pass this legislation were made a higher priority following the deaths of nine firefighters in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Aldridge-Benge Firefighter Safety Act of 2008

The law requires owners of building that contain light-frame construction to apply markings to the building exterior. The required marking is an 8″ Maltese cross that includes one of the following:

Structures with light-frame truss roofs shall be marked with the letter

Structures with light-frame truss floor systems shall be marked with the letter “F.”

Structures with light-frame truss floor and roof systems shall be marked with the letters “RF.”

What Is Light-Frame Construction?

Light-frame (or light-weight) construction is a broad definition of newer types of construction that have become more popular since the 1950s.

The goal of light-frame construction is reduced cost of building materials, faster build time, and reduced cost to the buyer.

It is important to understand these construction methods in order to understand what is actually covered (and not covered) by the new law.

Light frame - Orlando

Most light-frame forms of construction are based on the truss.

Trusses take advantage of the strength of the triangle, and trusses have largely replaced traditional wooden joists/rafters in floor and roof assemblies, and steel I-beams in commercial buildings.

Trusses also offer the ability to span large areas creating an uninterrupted floor space free of supporting columns.

Nowadays, trusses (and other lightweight components) are designed by computer programs and built off-site to exacting standards and dimensions, then delivered to the building site.

Light-frame construction has long been recognized by the fire service for the potential danger of premature collapse.

While light-frame construction meets or exceeds industry standards for strength and durability, these buildings can become unsafe for interior firefighting much faster than buildings that use more traditional building components.

Of the five basic types of construction, lightweight components can be found within these three:

  • Type II – Non-Combustible
  • Type III – Ordinary
  • Type V – Wood Frame

Note: Type 1 construction (Fire Resistive) may contain lightweight components but these are “protected” by a membrane or fire-resistant coating. For this reason Type 1 buildings present a reduced collapse risk when compared to Types II, III, and V.

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Type II — Non-Combustible

Most commercial buildings (excluding high rises) use Type II construction, most commonly masonry walls with steel roof assemblies.



Ordinary Construction

Type III — Ordinary

These buildings can be single or multiple story, and are often referred to as “taxpayers” or “brick and joist” buildings.

Masonry walls with wood floors define this construction type.

Modern Type III uses light-frame wood instead of traditional joists or
tongue and groove planking.

Wood frame construction

Type V — Wood Frame

Buildings where the frame is entirely wood, although the exterior can be wood, stucco, block, or brick veneer.

This not only includes single-family dwellings but apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and some hotels up to four stories in height.

 Forms of Light-Frame Construction

Wood Trusses

Repetitive wood trusses are more commonly used instead of the more traditional solid wood.

While a joist or rafter is a solid wood member (2 x 8, 2 x 10, 2 x 12)
with considerable mass, truss elements are smaller in size (usually 2×4) and have an open web configuration. The wood members are usually connected with metal truss plates (commonly called gusset plates).

There are several truss designs (see chart) and they can be used as floor or roof assemblies.

However, all trusses are not necessarily lightweight. Heavy timber trusses such as the bowstring truss use heavier wood members
although these are far less common in Jacksonville.



Truss parts

All trusses have top chords, bottom chords, and web members.

When used in floor or flat roof assemblies, trusses also eliminate the horizontal fire separation previously found when solid wood components
were used.

This permits unchecked fire spread within the truss assembly.


Steel trusses

Steel Trusses

These are commonly referred to as “bar joists” but the proper
term is “open web steel truss.”

These can be built using light gauge to heavy gauge steel, and may often contain simple angle iron for the top and bottom chords and rebar for the web members.

Steel trusses are very common in Jacksonville, mostly in mercantile buildings such as convenience stores, strip malls, industrial buildings, and large anchor stores such as Lowes or Wal-Mart.

While steel is a very strong building material, fire can weaken steel prematurely to the point of collapse.

Steel begins losing strength at temperatures lower than actual flame temperatures.

A significant load above the steel framing (such as air handlers or accumulated rainwater) can further weaken the structure.

Engineered Wood

This includes a very broad variety of building materials and their use
has increased in the past two decades.

Engineered wood uses wood products and industrial adhesives to make engineered wood in the shape (and strength) of traditional lumber.

Plywood is a form of engineered wood that has been in common use in the U.S. Building industry for well over 100 years.

One major concern about engineered wood is the performance of adhesives under fire conditions. While independent testing of these adhesives confirms their strength, the fire service remains skeptical.

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 Engineered Wood – OSB; LSL; LVL

In the quest for less expensive wood products, the following engineered woods have been developed:

  • Oriented strand board (OSB)
  • Laminated strand lumber (LSL)
  • Laminated veneer lumber (LVL)

OSB and LVL have replaced plywood in many building applications, while LSL is used to make beams for headers, lintels, and other load-bearing components. 

LSL Beams

One type of engineered wood product deserves special attention — the wooden I-joist.

This combines the appearance of a joist with the chord design of a truss — it contains a top and bottom chord made of 2×3 or 2×4 lumber or engineered wood, with a web of relatively thin OSB.

Like all engineered wood products, these meet industry standards for strength but have been identified as the cause of premature collapse in several recent fires nationwide.

Due to the thin web component, burn-through is rapid, thus sacrificing
the bottom chord and precipitating collapse.

C or Z steel beams  or Purlins

Steel Beams

We are all familiar with the strength and mass of the traditional steel
I-beam. Steel is also used in fire-resistive construction (Type I) to reinforce concrete.

However, a lighter form of steel construction has been developed that can be used in place of the open web steel truss. These are called “C” or “Z” beams depending on their shape (sometimes called “purlins“).

They contain considerably less mass than I-beams and are therefore more susceptible to weakening when exposed to fire.

Expect these beams to weaken much like an open web steel truss.

Composite trusses

Composite Trusses

These use a combination of wood and steel. There are many variations.

Most often wood is used for the chords and light gauge steel or tubing used for the webs.

The photo here shows a truss plate incorporated into the metal web members.

What Construction Is Covered by the Law?

Now that we have a better understanding of light-frame construction, let’s take a closer look at the specifics of the Aldridge-Benge Firefighter Safety Act. The original wording is contained in Florida Statute 633.027, with a subsequent Florida Administrative Code to provide direction in implementation.

Here are the major components of the Florida Administrative Code:

The purpose of this rule is to require the placement of an identifying symbol on structures constructed with a light-frame truss component in a manner sufficient to warn persons conducting fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of light-frame truss-type construction in the structure.”

Light-frame truss-type construction” means a type of construction
whose primary structural elements are formed by a system of repetitive wood or light gauge steel framing members.”

The definition above has created confusion within the fire service, code enforcement agencies, and the building industry. While the wood truss is clearly identified, other forms of lightweight
construction are not as clearly included despite the intent of the original law.

State Fire Marshall

In 2010, Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshall Alex Sink issued a declaratory statement in an effort to clarify the definition of light-frame construction. This statement specifically excluded lightweight steel construction including the open web steel truss and the C/Z beam.

It is still unclear if the wooden I-joist meets the requirements of the

In response to this, the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA) has proposed additional legislation that clearly defines light-frame construction.

If this legislation is approved, all forms of light-frame construction described in this lesson will be included in the law.

Marking Requirements

Marking requirements

Fire code markingFire Label FFire Label R

You may have already seen these signs appearing on buildings in your response

They are required to be a minimum of 8 inches in diameter, must be located between 4′ and 6′ from the ground, and located within 24″ to the left of the main entrance.

Additionally, if the building is longer than 100′ or contains multiple
tenants (such as a strip mall) multiple signs may be required.

 What Every Firefighter Must Know!

This law can be a beneficial tool for firefighters when evaluating a structure prior to interior attack. However, every firefighter must understand the weaknesses of the law in its current form. As stated previously not all forms of light-frame weight construction are currently addressed by the law.

This law also specifically exempts some buildings.

Any multi-unit residential building (apartment complex or condominium) with three units or less is not required to identify light-frame construction.

Townhouses are also excluded (a townhouse is a connected residential building that has a two-hour fire separation between units).

And keep in mind that single-family dwellings are the largest user of light-frame construction and the majority of firefighter fatalities occur in single-family dwellings.

What firefighters must know


To summarize, it appears that the intent of the original legislation has
fallen short. While many buildings will be marked in accordance with the law, it will take time to fully comply, and further interpretation may be forthcoming as Florida fire service leaders recognize the inherent weakness of the law and pursue additional legislation.

It is incumbent upon each company officer, incident safety officer, and
chief officer to continue to rely upon pre-planning, training, and experience to identify buildings that contain light-frame construction, and make every effort to continuously evaluate the safety of operating within these buildings.

While the presence of a light-frame marking may aid in identifying light-frame construction, the absence of such a marking does not guarantee that the building is free of light-frame components.

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Prayer Request

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ACLU has filed a suit to end prayer from the military completely. They’re making great progress..
The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus’ name in prayer thanks to the ACLU and others.
Prayer 7I’m not breaking this one.
Prayer 8If I get it a 1000 times, I’ll forward it a 1000 times!
Let us pray… Cuz’ if this picture doesn’t move you, you need prayer.
Prayer 9Prayer chain for our Military… Don’t break it!
We owe them sooo Much!
Prayer 10Pray for our soldiers, Don’t break It!
Prayer 11Dear Lord,
Hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them & their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus’ name,

Prayer 12

Prayer Request:

Thanks to Doug Hotaling for sending this message.

The New Breadwinner – Wake Up America!!!


Hard to
believe, But it’s happening all over the USA!!!

up America!!!

The new
breadwinner in the family…

New Breadwinner

An emergency
room physician told me that a woman in

her late 20’s came to the ER today with her


told the first doctor she saw: “My Mama told me that

am the breadwinner for the family

asked her to explain. She said that she can make

babies, and babies get money from the State for

the family. It goes like this:


The Grandma
calls the Department of Child &

Family Services, and states that the unemployed

daughter is not capable of caring for all of her kids.

DCFS agrees,
and tells her the children will need

to go into foster care.

The Grandma then volunteers
to be the foster

parent, and receives a check for $1500 per child 

month in Illinois .

Total yearly


tax-free and nobody has to go to work!

In fact,
they get more if there is

NO husband/father/man in the home!

Not to
mention free healthcare (Medicaid), plus a

monthly card entitling them to free groceries

and a voucher for 250 free Obamaphone minutes

each month. This does not include WIC and other

welfare benefits…that they are “entitled” to.

Indeed, Grandma
was correct that her fertile daughter

is the “breadwinner” for
the family.

and now we are
hopelessly overrun with people

who vote only
for those who

will continue to keep them on the dole….

No wonder
our country is broke!


the Muslims have been paying attention,

and by mandating that each Muslim family

have eleven children, they will soon replace the

voting bloc above and can be running this country

within 25 years. Read the above again,

until it sinks in, and then ask yourself if your

Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren

will survive these severe changes to America !!!


Are You alarmed yet?  Is anybody listening?

Is this


Don’t forget
to pay your taxes!

There are a
lot of “breadwinners”

depending on you..forward
this to as many as you can!!!!


Thanks, Tom Maibach, for sending this.  I had personal experience with this in the dentist’s office.  A young woman came in and gave the receptionist her Medicaid card and then sat down and began using a beautiful iPhone.  I began the “dumb old lady” act.  She explained about her latest iPhone and how all her children had them too.  Admiring her smart clothes, she explained which designer they were.  Her hair and nails were impeccable and she told me that she had them done weekly at a designer salon.  Please understand everyone, we are paying for her dental care through Medicaid (free care with our hard earned taxes)  Her designer clothes, shoes, hair and nails paid for through the DCF welfare checks she receives for making babies and not a bit of remorse for spending our hard earned tax money on these luxuries!!!!



French Soldier’s Room

French soldier’s room unchanged 96 years after his death in first world war
Parents kept room as it was the day he left, and stipulated when they moved that it should not be changed for 500 years

The soldier’s bed Photograph: Bruno Mascle/Photoshot

The name of dragoons officer Hubert Rochereau is commemorated on a war memorial in Bélâbre, his native village in central France, along with those of other young men who lost their lives in the first world war.
But Rochereau also has a much more poignant and exceptional memorial: his room in a large family house in the village has been preserved with his belongings for almost 100 years since his death in Belgium.
A lace bedspread is still on the bed, adorned with photographs and Rochereau’s feathered helmet. His moth-eaten military jacket hangs limply on a hanger. His chair, tucked under his desk, faces the window in the room where he was born on 10 October 1896.
He died in an English field ambulance on 26 April 1918, a day after being wounded during fighting for control of the village of Loker, in Belgium. The village was in allied hands for much of the war but changed hands several times between 25 and 30 April, and was finally recaptured by French forces four days after Rochereau’s death.
The parents of the young officer kept his room exactly as it was the day he left for the battlefront. When they decided to move in 1935, they stipulated in the sale that Rochereau’s room should not be changed for 500 years.
“This clause had no legal basis,” said the current owner, retired local official Daniel Fabre, who showed the room to the Nouvelle République newspaper. But nevertheless he and his wife, who inherited the house from her grandparents, have respected the wishes of Rochereau’s parents and will continue to do so.

Soldier's room
The soldier’s desk. Photograph: Bruno Mascle/Photoshot

The room contains the spurs of the cavalry officer, his sword and a fencing helmet, and a collection of pistols. A flag is propped up beside the wall. His pipes are on his desk and the stale smell of English tobacco comes from a cigarette packet.
Rochereau, a second lieutenant with the 15th Dragoons Regiment based in Libourne, outside Bordeaux, received a posthumous croix de guerre, the French equivalent of being mentioned in dispatches, and the Legion of Honour for his extreme bravery on the battlefield.
As well as being commemorated at the local war memorial, his name is also on the monument to the fallen in Libourne. The regiment’s history recounts how Rochereau’s commander was killed by a bullet to the head after giving the “heroic” order to counterattack in Loker.
On Rochereau’s desk is a vial on which, in keeping with tradition, a label records that it contains “the soil of Flanders on which our dear child fell and which has kept his remains for four years”.
The battlefields of Flanders, which stretched from north-east France into Belgium, saw some of the fiercest fighting of the 1914-18 war. To commemorate the 580,000 soldiers who died on that part of the western front, a memorial by the architect Philippe Prost is due to be inaugurated by the French president, François Hollande, on 11 November.
The soldiers who died there came not only from the UK, France, Belgium and Germany but also from as far afield as Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and India. The memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, France’s biggest national war cemetery, where the remains of 40,000 French soldiers are interred, is a giant ring of gilded metal bearing the names of the dead. Prost says he intended the Ring of Memory to symbolise unity and eternity.

The First Thanksgiving: 10 Myths and Facts

The First ThanksgivingThe story of the first Thanksgiving is filled with folklore and legend. But what’s the real story? Here are 10 commonly believed myths about the First Thanksgiving debunked.

1. Myth: The First Thanksgiving lasted only one day.
Fact: It lasted three days!three daysThe typical one-day celebration that Americans now enjoy for Thanksgiving wouldn’t have cut it for the Pilgrims. One day of celebrating just wasn’t enough for our ancestors, so they turned it into a three-day celebration. The first successful harvest was so bountiful that it lasted the Pilgrims and Native Americans for three days and included wheat, corn, barley, and maybe peas, not forgetting the venison, turkeys, waterfowl, cod, and bass. And of course the sides and sweets can’t be forgotten: clams, mussels, lobster, eel, nuts, walnuts, chestnuts, squashes, beans, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, and gooseberries. Talk about a food coma!

2. Myth: The Pilgrims enjoyed a plentiful bounty of corn.
Fact: They enjoyed “turkey wheat.”turkey wheatOK, we call it corn today, but in the 17th century corn meant rye, barley, oats, or other grains, not the corn we know and love today. During the 1600s, they most likely called it “Indian corn” (to what we normally call the beautifully fall-colored kernels shown above) or simply “turkey wheat.” The bounty was so plentiful thanks to Squanto and the Native Americans that it could last each person of Plymouth Plantation a week, according to William Bradford’s account: “Besides, they had about a peck of meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports.”

3. Myth: The Plymouth settlers were called Pilgrims.
Fact: The word “pilgrim” wasn’t coined for the settlers until 200 years later!First ComersWhen the settlers first arrived in America they were called “Old Comers” or “First Comers” and then referred to as simply the Forefathers. It wasn’t until two centuries later that a manuscript of Bradford’s was discovered in which he referred to the Old Comers as “saints” who left Holland as “pilgrimes.” At the bicentennial celebration in 1820, the famed orator Daniel Webster used the phrase “Pilgrim Fathers” and colloquially shortened to simply Pilgrims. The term has been used ever since.

4. Myth: Thanksgiving has been celebrated in some form or another ever since that first day.
Fact: The Thanksgiving holiday wasn’t celebrated until 1827.Forefather's DayThe Pilgrims never celebrated or even commemorated Thanksgiving in any year thereafter. The closest holiday celebrated by the settlers’ descendants was called “Forefather’s Day” and took place closer to Christmas. George Washington made the first Thanksgiving address, but never established the time-honored holiday and Americans didn’t keep the tradition. It wasn’t until 1827 that the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale, an influential writer and editor, finally paid off and the holiday was created. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln officially made Thanksgiving a national holiday. However, it still wasn’t recognized as the holiday we know and love today. It would take another 76 years in 1939 before President Franklin Roosevelt designated the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving.

5. Myth: Thanksgiving is celebrated on the same day as the Pilgrims celebration.
Fact: Bluntly put, NO.mayflowerNovember is far too late in the season to enjoy a plentiful harvest. The Pilgrims most likely celebrated the First Thanksgiving some time between September and early November.
So why do we celebrate it in late November?
The day is believed to be related to the date on which the Mayflower set anchor at Cape Cod: Nov. 21, 1620. Fun fact: the Pilgrims still used the Julian calendar, so the date based on the modern Gregorian calendar that we use today would be Nov. 11.

6. Myth: A giant bird was the dinner staple.
Fact: The turkey we eat today is much different than that of the 17th century.wild fowlToday we eat what is known as “domestic turkey.” This turkey is giant compared to the wild turkey the Pilgrims might have eaten (a large, plump bird would have weighed perhaps eight pounds). Despite an abundance of such turkeys near the settlement, there is no written account of the Pilgrims eating turkey. The two accounts published, one by Bradford and the other by Edward Winslow, only mention wild fowl, most likely referring to geese or duck. Even so, these birds wouldn’t have been enough to fully satisfy the entire colony. So what did the Old Comers do? They threw in some more meat like venison and some seafood, along with a wide range of pies from savory to sweet, which of course would last them through their three-day celebration.
Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin loved turkey so much and thought the bird so magnificent that he lobbied to have it be our national bird. (It’s a good thing his lobby failed and the bald eagle became our national bird, as it might have made it difficult to eat a national symbol.)

7. Myth: The Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to the harvest.
Fact: Written accounts tell a much different story.WampanoagThere are only two written accounts of the First Thanksgiving and neither imply that Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to partake in their celebration. The Wampanoag Indians were certainly present at the feast, but the wording implies that they simply happened to show up rather than be invited. Some historians have suggested that they even showed up in full warrior garb because the Pilgrims were shooting off guns and hollering about out of celebration and so the Wampanoags thought they would be attacked. No account can verify this suggestion either, which leaves us to believe that the Native Americans “crashed the party.” However, because of the typical festivities surrounding celebrations during the era, the Pilgrims most likely were making lots of noise and the Indians came to investigate, at which point they were “invited” to participate in the festivities.

8. Myth: Turkeys got their name from the sound they make, which sometimes sounds like “Turk turk turk.”
Fact: Turkeys were named after their importers-the Ottoman Turks.guinea fowlIn the 16th century, a new bird was introduced to Europe by the Ottoman Empire called the guinea fowl. The merchants, Turks, were known as “turkey merchants” and so the birds were soon referred to as “turkey fowl.” The American turkey was thought to be a type of guinea fowl and so the same name was applied to the North American turkey. The North American turkey is a different species than guinea fowl, but the name stuck and is continued to be used today.

9. Myth: The First Thanksgiving was about giving thanks to God.
Fact: The First Thanksgiving was actually just a harvest celebration.harvest celebrationWhat?! How could you say that?! The Pilgrims were religious! They fled Europe because of religious persecution for heaven’s sake!
Yes, all true. But keep in mind that the Pilgrims were staunch and even radical Puritans, more technically called Separatists. What was this group best known for? Their puritanical views, of course! Which includes not making religion a celebration or “fun.” A celebration that included fun and games and drinking would not have been considered a religious holiday to the Pilgrims. Thanksgiving Holidays were religious days devoted to God and the Pilgrims did indeed have Thanksgiving holidays dedicated to giving thanks to God, but the day we celebrate as Thanksgiving was not considered a Thanksgiving holiday to the Pilgrims. They celebrated various Thanksgivings throughout the year that were highly religious affairs, which meant everyone was in church and everyone was praying – not out celebrating the harvest.

10. Myth: Our Thanksgiving is the same as the Pilgrims.
Fact: We’ve combined two traditions into one.harvest & thanksToday’s national Thanksgiving holiday blends the tradition of celebrating after a bountiful harvest – which in and of itself is based on the ancient English tradition of harvest festivals – and the Puritan Thanksgiving holiday or religious observance full of prayer, feasting, and church-going. Today, we might not be giving thanks for a bountiful harvest, or even celebrating it, but we do give thanks for the many blessings in our life, from family and home to successes and that big, fat turkey that’s sitting in the middle of the dinner table.

Compliments of StaffWarriorStaff Warrior

Proud To Be A Redneck

This is not the type of Redneck jokes we hear, this is beautiful.Proud to be a Redneck1We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It’s time to
take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that
values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand
before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I’d
choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up.
Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit — that’s what rednecks are
made of . If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends.
Y’all know who ya are………………. Proud to be a Redneck2

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to
be offended by the phrase, ‘One nation, under God..’

You might be a redneck if: You’ve never protested about seeing
the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say ‘ Christmas’
instead of ‘Winter Festival.’

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when
someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your
hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem 

You might be a redneck if: You treat our armed forces
veterans with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You’ve never burned an
American flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe
and you aren’t afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and
raised your kids to do the same.
Some of you are so old you don’t have elders to respect.

You might be a redneck if: You’d give your last dollar to
a friend.

You might be a redneck if: You believe in God & Jesus
And believe that others have the right to believe in which
Ever God they believe in as long as their God does not
Tell them to kill anyone who does not believe the same
As they do!!!!!

If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that
you, like me, have just enough Red Neck in you to have the
same beliefs as those talked about in this email.

God Bless the USA! Proud to be a Redneck3

Keep the fire burning, redneck friend. You can pass it on to your redneck friends and associates—It is totally acceptable and might save our Country!!!!




Prayer Request For Our Military

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Prayer 1

Prayer 2

Prayer request

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ACLU has filed a suit to end prayer from the military completely. They’re making great progress..The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus’ name in prayer thanks to the ACLU and others.

Prayer 7

I’m not breaking this one.

Prayer 8

If I get it a 1000 times, I’ll forward it a 1000 times!
Let us pray… Cuz’ if this picture doesn’t move you, you need prayer.

Prayer 9

Prayer chain for our Military… Don’t break it!
We owe them sooo Much!

Prayer 10

Pray for our soldiers, Don’t break It!

Prayer 11

Dear Lord,
Hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.  Bless them & their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. In Jesus’ name,
Prayer 12

Prayer Request:

Thanks to Doug Hotaling for sending this message.


Do You Remember When

The perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.
How many of these do you remember?
Candy cigarettes
candy cigarettes
Plastic Army Men
plastic army ment
Wax Coke Bottles filled with Colored
Sugar Water
wax coke shaped bottles
Soda Pop Machines Dispensed
Glass Bottles
soda pop machine
Coffee Shops with Tableside Jukeboxes
tableside jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry Chewing Gum
Blackjack gum
Home Milk Delivery in Glass Bottles
with Cardboard Stoppers
home milk delivery
Chief Pontiac Signs
Chief Pontiac Signs
P.F. Fliers
P.F. Fliers
Telephone Numbers with a Word Prefix…
(Raymond 4-601)
telephone numbers with prefix
Party lines
Howdy Doody
Howdy Doody
45 RPM Records
45 RPM records
45 RPM Spindles
45 RMP spindle
Green Stamps
Green Stamps
Metal Ice Cubes Trays with Levers
metal ice cube trays
Beanie and Cecil
Beany & Cicil
Roller Skate Keys
Roller-skate keys
Cork Pop Guns
Cork pop guns
Marlin Perkins
Marlin Perkins
Drive-in Movies
drive in movies
Drive-in Restaurants
drive in restaurants
Car Hops
Car Hops
Topo Gigio
Topo Gigio
Wringer Washers
Washtub wringers
The Fuller Brush Man
The Fuller Brush Man
Sky King
Sky King
Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
Erector Sets
Erector Sets
Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Logs
15¢ McDonald Hamburgers
15 cent McDonald hamburgers
5¢ Packs of Baseball Cards
5 cent packs of baseball cards
Penny Candy
Penny candy
25¢ per Gallon Gasoline
25 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Jiffy Pop popcorn
5¢ Stamps
5 cent stamps
Gum Wrapper Chains
Gum wrapper chains
Chatty Cathy Dolls
Chatty Cathy dolls
5¢ Cokes
5 cent Cokes
Speedy Alka-Seltzer
Speedy Alka-Seltzer
Cigarettes for Christmas
Cigarettes for Christmas
Falstaff Beer
Falstaff Beer
Burma Shave Signs
Burma Shave signs
Kodak Brownie Camera
Brownie camera
Flash Bulbs
Flash bulbs
TV Test Patterns
TV Test patterns
Old Yeller
Old Yeller
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
Chef Boy-ar-dee
Fire Escape Tubes
Fire escape tubes
Timmy and Lassie
Timmy and Lassie
Ding-Dong, Avon Calling
Ding Dong Avon calling
Aluminum Christmas Trees
Aluminum Christmas Trees
At The Hop
If you can remember most of these, then you have lived!!!!!
Pass this link along to anyone who may need a break from their “grown-up” life,
I double-dog-dare-ya!