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Lincoln Lies Live On ! Editorial by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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The Lincoln Lies

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Bearded Boob

 

This is a public domain photograph of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President Of The United States Of America. He can be considered one of the Most Successful Domestic Terrorists In America for the numbers of Americans butchered by his Administration.

 

Saudi Arabian Global Terrorist Osama bin Laden masterminded the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001 that slaughtered at least 2,977 victims – not counting the 18 scumbag terrorists, who were fools who wasted their lives on the orders of a sadistic moron, a half way around the world. The attacks also murdered the citizens of 90 other nations.

 

Abraham Lincoln is still more proficient at the mass murder of his fellow Americans than International Terrorists Osama bin Laden. American Historians credit Abraham Lincoln with a “body bag” death toll count of 450,000 to 600,000 Americans over the course of the American Civil War.

 

Unlike Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Stinkin’ Lincoln didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas or other biological nerve agents to painfully crucify his fellow citizens.

 

But, Lincoln had the time and the real estate to execute his War Of Extermination over numerous battlefields. And, Lincoln didn’t have to worry about human rights advocates because greed had already prostituted common sense with emotion and political fairy tales.

 

Even with crude “grapeshot” and lead, Honest Abe still proved more efficient at “killing” his citizens that Saddam Hussein, who delivered a body count of Kurdish citizens estimated at around 25,000.

 

The Lincoln Lie credits Stinkin’ Lincoln with saving the United States. The reality is his “Save The Union”brouhaha put the United States into a national War of Attrition that destroyed the infrastructure of the United States, placed armed troops in American state legislatures for decades and placed the nation under “Martial Law” just like the dictators: Adolf Hitler, Emperor Hirohito, Benito Mussolini, Mummar Gaddafi, Idi Amin, and Saddam Hussein all did to their nations.

 

Another popular “Lincoln Lie” credits Stinkin’ Lincoln,the lawyer, as being “The Great Emancipator” of the “slaves.” Americans listen to your history professors; not the publicists and network commentators.

 

One of “Honest Abe’s” initial reactions to the “slave” situation was to gather up first, second and even third generation, born in America, slaves and put them on a boat back to Africa, if they wanted to go. His political advisers convinced him to consider other options.

 

Today, February 12 is the Birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Lovers, card carrying American Republican GOP party members might celebrate their hero’s birthday.

 

I, Samuel E. Warren Jr., an American, will simply extend my arm and raise my middle finger to the sky to award this “dumb ole country boy in the ether” the Samuel E. Warren Jr., Middle Finger Salute because terrorists should never be honored, celebrated and certainly not immortalized for their domestic or international “war crimes.”

 

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Today is February 12, 2013.

 

The Birthday Of President Abraham Lincoln is February 12.

 

Lincoln Lovers will celebrate the day.

 

American Republican Party Politicians will celebrate the day because “Stinkin’ Lincoln” was the first lowlife Republican they ever got elected President of the United States of America.

 

Once “The Beanpole” got elected president, the real lie began – The move to make Abraham Lincoln a “Saint” and hide “The War Crimes Of The Lincoln Administration.”

 

American Historians have all kinds of theories about the true reasons behind the American Civil War.

 

The Spice War

 

In college, they tried to teach me it was a “Spice War.” I love my McCormick seasoning in my food as much as any man. My wife, Christy knows when to use the oregano, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil and all the rest in the appropriate dish at the appropriate time.

 

I refuse to believe legions of Americans were butchered just because some Damn Yankee wanted paprika in his mustard potato salad.”

 

The popular “Excuse” of the American Civil War was “Slavery.” When Abe came to the White House, he favored a policy of placing the slaves, first, second and third generations of black citizens born in the United States on “A Boat Back To Africa.”

 

The War On Slavery

 

Black Americans who respect Abe Lincoln;don’t get upset with me. Pick up the cell phone, call your nearest American college or university professor and ask them about one of Abe Lincoln’s initial solution or approach to “slavery in the US..”

 

Some of Lincoln’s closets advisers looked at the dumb ole’ Kentucky country boy, who moved to Illinois and said, “Mr. President, that dog won’t hunt.” Of course, the policy changed.

 

National

Real Estate War ?

 

My theory is by the 1830s and 1840s, Americans had snatched up all the great real estate from New York to Florida to the Mississippi River. It was “Locked In” because it was sold and owned.

 

There was no legal way to get at the choice real estate because the landowners paid their taxes.

 

Railroads needed a “right-of-way” to lay track and run trains. Landowners were going to “give away, sign away” or “contribute” acres of their land to commercial entrepreneurs, who intended to “pocket the profits” in their bank accounts.

 

No FREE Land !

 

Landowners worked their land. They plowed the soil and planted the seeds. They grazed their horses, cattle and other livestock on their land. They cut the fence posts and bought the rolls of woven wire and barbed wire to fence in their land.

 

Landowners were about to “sign away” acres of their deeds and abstracts to some idealistic, number crunchin’ business suit in a city, who wanted to lay track from the east to the west.

 

Railroads and steamship companies might have been the technology advances going into the 1860s, but the Republican city businessman did the humanity, compassionate, help your fellow man routine only in December at Christmas.

 

The economics of American business meant “cheap labor” and keep costs low to pocket up the profits.

 

Free The Slaves”; no problem because that cheap work force had started to eat in to the overall profits.

 

Many of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence, knew slavery wasn’t right. They told themselves that the institution in the late 1770s was not as popular as in the years before, so it would probably go away in a few years.

 

Slavery didn’t go away.

 

American businessmen in the 1800s weren’t stupid. America offered hope and promise to people who had only dreamed of it. Immigrants always need jobs. Free Labor is always best for the employer, but Cheap Labor can work.

 

If American business and agriculture has to “write off” the slaves; Plan B is already on the table: Immigrants.

 

Chinese and Asian immigrants don’t speak English, which means it would be even easier to work them like livestock and it will take decades before their expectations of a livelihood will impact a businessman’s wallet – “They don’t speak and understand the language.”

 

 

Native American Free Spirit

 

Native American had been too much of a “free spirit” to ever be a reliable, consistent work force. They had been hunters, who packed up and followed the wildlife to survive.

 

Native American farmers had a “Small Picture” mentality of farming a few acres.

 

Native Americans were “A Rock In The Middle Of The Road Of Progress That Had To Be Moved” for the Immigrant American Farmers and Business People to Prosper.

 

The Religion Business

 

Religion is a business too.

 

Preachers, priests, nuns and evangelists all love to close their eyes at night with a full belly.

 

Shower the sheckles of silver in the right direction and the brothers and sisters will be out there “doing God’s work” to “heal” (and steal) from the naive, less fortunate.

 

Native Americans who could be were “Christianized.”

 

Native Americans who didn’t get on board were labeled “Injuns” and those Indians were slaughtered because the real difference between the P words of: Progress and Profits – is another P word: Perspective.

 

Switch the Perspective and the Progress toward Profit means the Native Americans either step aside or get plowed under.

 

As soon as the Immigrant Americans stepped off The Mayflower, they had to have known, “We Have Hit The Powerball.”

 

The only obstacle was the utopian Native Americans.

 

Whether it is 1660 or 1960, if you see someone standing half-naked in the field with hair down their shoulders as long as a woman’s hair – you notice.

 

If the person seems to be “communing with nature” as in “zoned out in the Real World” – you notice.

 

No doubt, the immigrants of the 1660s noticed. In the 1960s, Americans noticed “The Hippies” and their “Free Spirit” approach to Life.

 

The immigrants would of misunderstood the Native Americans lifestyle and culture which was light years apart from their European cultures.

 

Whether it was a conscious “conspiracy” or situations that snowballed into national domestic policy, the Immigrant British, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish all realized that to “Take America” they would have to figure out a way to “steal” or “wheel and deal” her away from the Native Americans.

 

Once the “Christianizing” slowed and the Wars were simply too costly in terms of Immigrant lives and personal fortunes, at least, there was a young government in place to continue to deal with the resistant Native Americans.

 

Zombie Out

The Native Americans

 

The young government like any ship underway stayed the course. Compounds, actually, “Concentration Camps” were the next idea to contain the refugees and undesirables into an area.

 

Farmers and ranchers know you have to “pen up your livestock to keep them from wandering off.”

 

Businessmen and politicians simply had to devise pens big enough to corral the Native Americans without them thinking of themselves as livestock or wildlife.

 

The word, “Reservation” looks impressive to the eyes. The word, “Reservation” waves your tongue in your mouth like a fresh sheet in the sunshine. The word, “Reservation”, tickles your ear. “Reservation”, the perfect word, had been found to sell the national “rip-off” to the remaining Native American citizens.

 

Now, that Native Americans had become contained on “The Reservations”, the Immigrant Americans, who were learning to leave the Immigrant label in their family bibles were now moving forward in their Land Of Milk And Honey.

 

Native Americans by the 1860s were being “Zombied Out” of the equation. They were “The Living Dead Who Did Not Matter Because They Were Locked Away In Their Cemeteries” of bad real estate.

 

Stubborn Slaves

 

The slaves had become a thorn. They had the audacity to believe God Almighty might actually want them to have a decent life and own Land.

 

The self-righteous, sanctimonious, Bible-beating, pulpit poundin’ Christians, who were out there “Lyin For The Lord” to “steal” the Land from the Native Americans, obviously, never imagined that “a slave” would think the Almighty would think them up to Land ownership and citizen responsibilities.

 

Why everyone knew The Lord God Almighty was White, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant. Sometimes He might be Jewish or Catholic – but, He was always. . .light. . .er. . .white.

 

In the 1800s culture, race in the United States was no dominant issue to the dominant race because they had dealt with “The Redman” and “The Colored Man” or “The Black Man” who had been expected to recognize and stay in his place.

 

The White Man” did understand that God gave Man dominion over creatures: wild life, livestock and pets.

 

The White Man did not understand that God expected Man and Woman to be smart enough to live together, regardless of their skin color.

 

Wealthy farmers knew The End Of Slavery meant increased cost in agriculture. The Days Of FREE Labor would be over. They would have to try and find “Cheap Labor.”

 

Businessmen knew The End Of Slavery meant their cost would go up because they would have to actually “pay wages for work.”

 

Yammerin’ Yankees

 

Northerners – “The Yankees” – might have been better at hiding their emotions and true feelings, but you do not consider The Significant Loss Of A Major Work Force”as a minor annoyance.

 

The Yankees didn’t bust out their copies of Old Susannah, Camp Town Races and rosin up their fiddles to dance into the wee hours of the morning in celebration of a Loss Of A Major Work Force.

 

The Yankees just wanted those darn stubborn Rebels to sign off on Yankee “pie in the sky schemes” of steamships and railroads.

 

The Yankees had the ideas; The Southerners had the money.

 

The Southerners had it “Made In The Shade.” The Southerners owned extensive tracts of real estate planted in cotton and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin technology was “A License To Print Money”.

 

Southerners had the largest, cheapest labor force on the planet – slaves.

 

Labor doesn’t get any cheaper than FREE.

 

Granted, there was the initial outlay of money to “buy” a slave, but cold-heated “Capitalistic” economics looked at the initial investment.

 

You calculate the “plow potential” from busting up the earth to plant seeds, harvest and the overall life expectancy of the creature and “The Numbers In Red Went To The Numbers In The Black”, which meant “American Green In Your Pocket.”

 

Livestock Lessons

 

American Black Angus cattle have no history of romance, family, insurrection or retirement plans.

 

A Black Angus bull will stand in the field and chew his cud. A Black Angus cow will stand in the field and chew her cud.

 

As a child, I watched Black Angus cattle in the field. The bull never brought a cow “roses” on Valentine’s Day or any other day.

 

A Black Angus cow would let her calf suck, but, she never had to scrape together “lunch money” to send the heifer or bull to school.

 

Before the American Civil War, slaves were simply considered a higher form of livestock.

 

The Bible-beating Americans were “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” and while the “WASP” made it obvious they wished to be “color blind”, American Catholics and American Jews were just as “white” when it came to making the “green.”

 

Rob The Bank !

 

My theory states The Damn Yankees In The North had ran out of money.

 

They had big ideas about steamship companies and railroads, but they need “gold” to buy the steel for ships and lay the iron for railroads.

 

When the bank is locked and you don’t have a key, you have to find a way into the bank.

 

All the money in the South in the form of plantations, huge homes and obvious wealth was a Big, Fat Bank In The South that could not be ignored by the Yankees.

 

No bank robber ever wants to get caught. The Yankees needed a way to rob the bank and not get caught.

 

They needed a diversion that would hide the crime for years to come.

 

The reality of War always puts personal survival on the front burner and everything else gets shoved to the back of the kitchen table or stuck in the pantry until later.

 

War is always the major event that brushes off crime like dandruff.

 

Crisis hits and looters sneak in the back doors to steal. Human nature focuses on the in your face War.

 

Normal crimes become war crimes in the shadows that go unnoticed and even unreported for months, years, decades and centuries.

 

War Words

 

The trick with War is : you can’t pull it off overnight.

 

You have to “Lie Your Citizens Into A War.” They have to believe the Villain threatens their lives.

 

In Vietnam The Lie was The Domino Theory that if Vietnam fell to Communism in a few days the Communists would wade ashore in San Francisco and threaten America.

 

In The Gulf War The Lie said poor Little Kuwait was being threatened by the Big Bad Saddam and America and her allies had to champion Freedom in the unstable region.

 

Saddam was a sly old Arab fox, who made his Arab neighbors nervous. If he had got Kuwait’s oil; OPEC would have been nervous about their neighbor next door and they might not hold the monopoly of world oil prices.

 

America and her allies got their “hands dirty” so Saddam’s Arab neighbors would not have to.

 

Saddam Hussein’s Arab neighbors could all continue to pretend to be good Muslims.

 

The business deal meant the Infidel American business mercenaries got to shovel bullets and bombs at Saddam until he cried, “Uncle”. Then, the shaky stability of the Middle East was again returned to it’s Moody Regional Oil Producing Stability.

 

Patriotic Lies are always “The Working War Words” that line citizens up shoulder to shoulder with their leaders to take on an enemy.

 

Of course, as citizens rush forward into combat; the politician might “backstep a retreat” to the rear to be around for the next election.

 

If you believe America’s role in the War In Afghanistan and the War in Iraq had anything to do with global terrorism and freedom, then, you will find it easy to swallow “The Lie” that “The American Civil War” was to “Free The Slaves.”

 

American slaves of the 1860s were an issue of the War. They were not the real issue.

 

People live. People die. People average about 80 years and about 20 to 40 of those years are “work force” and “labor force” years where the average citizen earns their keep.

 

Companies and governments go on for centuries after a generation of citizens is dust in the wind and loam layers of soil.

 

Lose the slaves and America would lose a significant work force.

 

The Prize !

 

Still, “The Prize” had to be greater. “The Prize” had to be a treasure that would last generations and would be worth the body count and the destruction.

 

There is only one prize on planet earth that lives up to that advertising:

 

Land.

 

Land lasts for generations. When the people are dead and gone, you sell the Land.

 

Buildings get too old and unstable, the demolition crews come in and clear away the rubble, so the Land can be used again.

 

Land always lives on !

 

Poor old Yankee Carpetbaggers – they still had to build up or play off of the negative energy. You have to ratchet up all those bad emotions and energy.

 

Yankee Carpetbaggers knew Slavery Economics were the Achilles Heel in Southerners Soul. The Yankee Carpetbaggers of the 1800s just needed a lot more kerosene to sit a “Blistering Blaze” that would scorch the Southern American Earth.

 

Hot Air in 1830s and the 1840s is still Hot Air in America in 2013. A politician opens his mouth and “hot air” still comes out.

 

Southerners had no need to risk their economic livelihood and family fortunes on Northern Yankee “Enron” schemes. Something had to give.

 

Crucify Lincoln

 

The Lincoln Lovers have had a walk in the park for more than one hundred years.

 

The American Republican GOP has preached the “Saint Lincoln” fairy tales, so often, even the Republicans might believe them.

 

In the 1980s, one piece of Library of Congress trivia stated that more books had been written on Abraham Lincoln than on any other subject in the library.

 

Obviously, there are some really bored or naive American writers to keep resurrecting the Old Beanpole and playing up the old meek and mild image.

 

Americans don’t love their president.

 

We are Americans; we don’t trust politicians.

 

General George Washington is one of the most beloved American Presidents in US history. However, during his Administration, he had his critics.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln sat on his duff in The White House while America came apart at the seams. Families fought within and either killed each other or chose different colored uniforms to die for.

 

You might want to put together your scrap lumber and gather up your nails – The Time Has Come To Crucify Stinkin’ Lincoln !”

 

Meanwhile, a half-wit country boy sits on his keister in The White House and buys into the sensational journalist press releases that he is a great president.

 

Coward? Probably. He did the commander in chief routine in the comfort of the Oval Office. He ventured outside of Washington D.C.,Once during the Civil War – to dedicate the Gettysburg Cemetery.

 

Lincoln’s so called “Military Service” credits him being a “Captain” in the Home Guard.

 

Translation: Find a sale on Halloween Costumes and buy you a US Armed Forces Uniform to wear the next time you work “Neighborhood Watch.” If you want to impress your neighbors, you might want to call yourself, “Captain.”

 

During the American Civil War, Home Guard was sometimes neighborhood watch with firearms. Some Home Guard units might have had some law enforcement, paramilitary or military training, but, they would be the exception and not the rule,

 

In Missouri, Home Guard sometimes meant farmers kept a musket, rifle, shot gun, or pistol in the house or barn to keep Union and Confederate soldiers from trying to steal their livestock.

 

Armies need food. Sometimes patrols from both sides had a “proactive requisition policy” that involved pistols and sabers and not lawyers and paperwork.

 

Lincoln lovers don’t want their hero thought of as a coward, so they play up his meek, mild attitude and suggest that “The Power Brokers” that put him in office had him under “house arrest.”

 

If you have to be under “house arrest”, then, The White House” would be a nice house to be “arrest” in.

 

Plus, in the century plus before facebook, twitter and real time streaming news, Stinkin Lincoln had a Western Union Telegraph Office in The White House. His own private BBC and CNN to deliver “Up To The Day Breaking News Coverage Of The War.”

 

Historians suggest that Lincoln was a micro manager on trying to get the news. I have worked with micro-managers on projects.

 

I bet those Western Union telegraph operators wanted to shove that telegraph key up Lincoln’s nostril.

 

Abraham Lincoln may not have been the “Mastermind” behind the Civil War and the redistribution of economic wealth and real estate, but – “No Country Boy Could Be So Dumb To Allow His Country To Come Apart Before His Eyes And Tell Himself This Is Progress.”

 

Abraham Lincoln may well be “The Dumbest President In US History.”

 

I figure Lincoln to be The Biggest Scapegoat In American History.” Lee Harvey Oswald figured out “too late” that he had been “played” and “set up.”

 

Lincoln never got the math. He believed his own press releases. Like a lamb to the slaughter, Lincoln probably never imagined that someone would actually want to hurt him.

 

Freedom Of The Press

1860

 

Americans love to talk about “The Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Still, in 2013, no American is going to pick up a newspaper with a column by a successful columnist that suggests and outlines colorful ways to bring about the Death Of The President Of The United States Of America.

 

Ain’t Gonna Happen !

 

Before and during Lincoln’s Administration, American newspapers really had “Freedom Of The Press.”

 

Publishers, editors and reporters did not hesitate to write and publish “Poison Pen” editorials. Stinkin’ Lincoln was “killed off” numerous times in editorials in a variety of ways with the particular zeal and zest of publishers, editors and columnists.

 

Alas, when John Wilkes Booth made Lincoln “Lead Head Dead”, Freedom Of The Press suffered a major wound. Now, Americans can only grumble at an American president in print.

 

If Lincoln was “The Clown In The Closet” trotted out for parades, then, logic suggests “The Power Behind The Throne” was his political party people with money who had the domestic and international policies to aggressively push forward.

 

More importantly, the GOP needed a “scape goat”, a “fall guy”, and a “poster boy” to hang the Civil War around the neck of the person if it went in the toilet and some resourceful European country took advantage of the War to step in and conquer the United States.

 

The GOP had their agenda. They also had their “scapegoat in house” if the War went wrong and a sacrifice had to be “offered” to the public.

 

Real Deal

Real Estate

 

 

The Grand Old Party needed to resurrect the American Real Estate Market On A Grand Scale. They needed to Lock Down The Vacant Real Estate From Washington State To California.

 

Fortunately, the Texicans had put a serious “whoopin” on Spain and the Mexicans to take Texas in 1836.

 

The Johnny Come Lately Wink Dink Congress Of The United States showed up in time, of course, to pose for political pictures and try to steal some of the credit for The Lone Star Texicans kickin’ the Spanish backsides all the way back to Madrid.

 

The Texicans !

 

The GOP, of course, knew they could “prostitute” the Texas legend to keep Spain at bay, the Mexicans in Mexico City and the rest of the European capitols on the sidelines and off “The Court Of American Real Estate Play.”

 

However, the GOP really needed to sell some “Season Tickets To The European Monarchs” to pay for War without the European aristocrats becoming “Team Owners” of American Real Estate.

 

Somewhere along the way, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s boys also have to actually come up with an American currency. Plopping a big rock of silver ore or gold ore on the desk isn’t too convenient to buy dresses or art in Paris.

 

The Continental Congress boys of General George Washington’s days had had the general sign IOUs to fight the War. By the 1850s, it was obvious no monarch in Europe was going to take that kind of “Paper.”

 

First, the GOP needed “A Sucker.” The party convention of 1859 had “The Hardliners”, who wanted to crucify The South and steal everything not nailed down for The North.

 

The Onward Christian Soldier Missionary Morons, would after the War forgive those childlike “Southern sinners” of the heinous crimes against their Lord and Savior and steal everything not nailed down for the Lord’s glory and their pockets.

 

Hallelujah, Brother, Sister, Pass Me My Holy Bible And My Samuel Colt Revolver !” On the ninth ballot, the GOP had their “wink dink poster boy: Stinkin’ Lincoln.”

 

Honest Abe” it took him “Nine Times To Finally Pass The Bar” to become a lawyer, which meant he ain’t no Magna or Suma Cum Laude scholar. He was a professional debater, i.e., he was already a well known “Bag Of Political Hot Air”.

 

The Horatio Alger publicists tell the “rail splitter” story of chopping down trees to make rail fence post. Richard DeLong of Stone County, Missouri cut down many trees in his lifetime to make cedar fence post,

 

Uncle Richard never got elected the Stone County Clerk or to the White House.

 

However, to sell the “hard working country boy image” in 2013 is more complicated than in the 1800s when farmers knew the sweat required and businessmen understood the “muscle to mission hard work ethic” meant the person was a industrious, self-starting and a hard worker.

 

Lincoln Lovers love to tell the “studied by candlelight” story of Abe.

 

Hell, yes, Lincoln studied by candlelight !

 

Everyone in America studied by candlelight, gas light or coal oil lanterns until around 1879, when an American named Thomas Edison came up with an affordable “light bulb.”

 

Lincoln Is A Loser; No Matter How You Spin It. He did one smart thing: He married a rich woman – Mary Todd.

 

Her daddy, a Southerner had “money.” Daddy the Southerner had made money off of slaves, so he probably wasn’t fond of his beanpole son-in-law.

 

Lincoln’s Lost Love

 

For the Valentine’s Day Misty-Eyed, Lovesick Puppy Dog, I Need A Romeo And Juliet Shakespearean Tragedy Love Story For Valentine’s Day – Here it is: Old Abe had the “hots” for a babe. He fell for her. Suddenly, Whamo ! An illness puts her in the ground.

 

Abe comes down with the old “sick bull calf” routine. He never gets over the loss, according to historians (who maybe Valentine’s Day lovesick),

 

Pick up the cell phone and call your friendly, neighborhood American History college or university professor and he or she should be able to fill you in on the old Lincoln Hearts And Flowers Saga.

 

After all Lincoln Historians and GOP Historians get paid to remember this kind of Lincoln Lost Love Lament. Probably, makes it easier for the Lincoln Historians to “Beat Up” on Stinkin’ Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd for her weight.

 

Mary Todd

Wife Or Wicked Woman ?

 

The major reason it is so easy to “cover up” Lincoln’s incompetence is historians put the “Villain” in the bed beside him – his wife.

 

Your historian, might know who kept the Lincoln family checkbook.

 

Historians love to play Mary Todd off as a “spendthrift” and an “impulsive” buyer. Daddy’s Little Rich Girl who married the politician.

 

By her actions, it seems obvious Mary Todd truly loved her husband. It also seems obvious that the people close to Lincoln went out of their way on a regular basis to keep Mrs. Lincoln away from her husband.

 

Stinkin’ Lincoln’s father-in-law had made some of his wealth off “slaves”; you might want to remember that the next time you get misty-eyed about “The Beanpole” signing “The Emancipation Proclamation.”

 

The Emancipation Proclamation” – talk about “Words On Paper.”

 

Old “Readin’ ‘Ritin’ And ‘Rithmetic” Lincoln might of actually “writ” the words, but, he never authorized any US Government funding to turn “purty prose” into actual “law”.

 

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation gave slaves the Freedom to wear a Union uniform and probably be homeless after the War since the Union was destroying the South. Lincoln writ the words to make slaves “war refugees.”

 

The American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s truly “targeted” slavery and cleaned up the mess the Lincoln losers left in the 1860s.

 

Commander-in-huh ?

 

Lincoln got elected, of course. He sat on his butt at The White House and “played” commander-in-chief.

 

General George McClellan, the ranking American General, of the day, had a United States Military Academy at West Point education, and knew the “civilian hayseed” didn’t have a clue.

 

For six months, General McClellan ignored “The Beanpole.” Naturally, the general got fired.

 

Old “Save The Union” Stinkin’ Lincoln finally found American military commanders that he could “order to butcher somewhere between 450,000 to 600,000 American men, women and children for good old Republican GOP greed.

 

Then, American Historians have the self-righteous, sanctimonious audacity to pronounce President Of The United States Of America and former Union Army General Ulysses Simpson Grant of Galena, Illinois – “An Alcoholic.”

 

Give Me A Break !

 

Imagine. You are a US Military Academy West Point graduate. You are up against one of the most revered and respected West Point Graduates Robert E. Lee. He has some brilliant West Point graduates on his side. You have at least one rebel commander who understands “special operations” and guerilla warfare and his men are effective.

 

You have some dependable commanders.

 

You really need General Sherman to look at you and say, “I got you, General Grant. I am your man.”

 

You have the maps in front of you, the strategy and tactics in your head. You need more cigars. Then, in walks “The Beanpole.” You have to explain to this dumb ole country boy, who has failed at everything how you plan to proceed,

 

Lincoln is an Aquarian, which means he is an air sign. Air signs have short attention spans as a rule. Aquarians are told they are born “Outside Of Their Time”, which usually makes them think they are in the future and everyone is in the past.

 

A negative view of Aquarius means the air sign is “an airhead.” Lincoln really seems to eat up those positive Yankee newspaper stories.

 

If you were General Grant and you had to deal with Abraham Lincoln on a day to day basis – “Alcoholism” seems almost a requirement for the job.

 

In 1988, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein initiated the Al-Anfal Campaign to exterminate the Kurdish people living in Northern Iraq. The death toll is at least 50,000 to as many as 182,000 men, women and children.

 

American President Abraham Lincoln did a better job of “killing citizens” and he didn’t have Sarin, mustard gas and nerve agents. He had to rely on “grapeshot” from cannon balls and lead from American mines to provide the bullets to butcher his fellow Americans slowly but surely.

 

Of course, Stinkin’ Lincoln’s Administration did “clear the decks”, so that every man, woman and child in America, who wanted a “Saturday Night Special” could get it inexpensive and with no waiting period.

 

American Gun Control Advocates the next time you host one of your “ban gun” rallies you might want to consider the old pompous, presidential pinhead statue smirking down at you from his lofty perch in his temple in the National Mall in Washington D.C.

 

Emperor Hirohito, Idi Amin,Muammar Gaddafi, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Abraham Lincoln all declared “Martial Law.”

 

After all, “Martial Law” is kind of “Dictator 1-0-1”, especially, if you want to keep the lawyers and human rights groups out of your face long enough to “kill enough citizens” to “legally” establish control.

 

I was taught “The Lincoln Lie” in grade school of “Abraham Lincoln A Great American President.” Fortunately, I went to college and learned “Stinkin’ Lincoln” is really “Lincoln The Loser.”

 

The self-empowerment gurus might want to rethink the old “He Failed All His Life And Went On To Become President” Lincoln Lesson.

 

John Wilkes Booth, an American, “fired” the Republican President Of The United States quite literally “Lead Head Dead.”

 

Take away the gray morning suit and the stovepipe hat from Stinkin’ Lincoln and do the computer magic of a white turban and a BDU jacket and Abe looks like the “Long Lost Grandpappy Of Osama bin Laden.

 

The Lincoln Lies Live On !

 

Perhaps, someday, historians will finally jackhammer away the layers of fairy tale concrete and see if they can find a man within the myth.

 

Lay the Lincoln Lies to rest,

 

Rely on the knowledge of people to honor heroes, heroines and condemn the villains to their own purgatory.

 

Lincoln Lovers, GOP card carriers, you go right ahead and celebrate “Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday”.

 

I will think about the Americans legally slaughtered by Stinkin’ Lincoln for GOP greed.

 

I pray that the American people will one day have the Common Sense to phase out such a “blood rich” political party.

 

I hope that in the future, Americans will have the Common Sense not to honor and immortalize any half-wit dictators who destroys American lives and infrastructure simply because no one can come up with “A Better Economic Redistribution Of Wealth Policy.”

 

Anyone, poor man, politician, or president, who murders for Land or Oil is not someone to honor and revere – but, a scumbag to revile.

 

God Bless The United States Of America !

 

God Bless The Republic Of The Philippines !

 

God feel free to have Satan turn up the heat on Lincoln and The GOP !

 

Sam

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New Year, New Priorities – Land

 

 

 

 

Land:

True

Wealth

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This large blue diamond made of glass came out of the Crater of Diamonds State Park Gift Shop in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. The Crater of Diamonds is one of the few diamond mines in the world that allows members of the public to try an dig a diamond out of the Land. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

If the Land outside your window is hidden under a deep blanket of snow, then, January is not the time you will think about Land.

 

If monsoon rain is falling heavy outside your window and a gully of water is standing in your yard, then, January is not the time you will think of Land.  January Monsoon Rain_resized

 

This January 2013 Monsoon Rain Shower drips off my roof in the Philippines.

Land should be a subject that is taught in every school on planet earth. Real Estate should always be the Ultimate Business Of Planet Earth.

 

After all, property taxes pay for public schools from teacher’s salaries to the number of softballs stored in the gymnasium.

 

Real Estate should always be the “Ultimate Business Of Planet Earth” because there is only a definite amount of Land on the planet. Wars are waged for the control and ownership of Land.

 

The availability of Land determines where a school will be built and whether it will sprawl out along the horizon or rise upward into the sky.

 

The availability of a parcel of real estate will determine if it can be used for mining,farming, housing or a business.

 

There are no real estate offices in the Arctic and the Antarctic because the weather and environment keep the Land as giant ice cubes.

 

The world’s large deserts, the Sahara, Gobi and Mojave, are “wasted space” due to the extreme temperatures, but, people still try to live and thrive in these giant “Kitty Litter Boxes.”

 

Wars are fought for Land and the outcome decides if a student will learn his ancestor’s native customs and languages or if the child will have to learn a completely different language, culture and history.

 

Land is the greatest source of “True Wealth” in the world.

 

Food in the form of grain, vegetables, fruit and livestock all rely on Land.

 

Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, opals and other precious gemstones and minerals are mined out of the Land.

 

Natural gas to heat your homes and schools comes out of the Land. Petroleum refined out of the Land is the fuel and lubricant for aircraft, ships and automobiles.

 

Late December and early January is a perfect time to think about Land. Severe winter weather in one part of the world will reveal where the snow drifts on the Land.

 

In another part of the world, severe winter weather will reveal Land that floods and Land where water stands.

 

Earth is a living planet. Plant a seed in the soil and the seed grows.

 

Over time, Earth decides to shift and change a section of terrain and the result is Landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. Land changes over time.

 

 

Life’s Land Lottery

 

Land is crucial to human and animal Life.

 

Fate allows you to be born into a family, who lives on a certain piece of Land at a certain place on the planet. Your childhood will be full of stories of how you learned to live with the weather and Land.

 

In Life, at some point, you may decide to travel and visit other Land, close to your home or oceans away. The weather and terrain of that Land will have an effect on you as you learn to play “Life’s Land Lottery.”

 

Face it. You need Land to farm to raise livestock and crops to feed people. You need Land to build homes for people to live in and buildings for people to work in. And, of course, oil, minerals and precious gemstones come from Land.

 

Research a parcel of Land anywhere on the planet and you will discover through the years it has been fertilized by “blood.” People throughout history have fought and died for Land.

 

Battlefields, Boardrooms, Banks – Land Lovers

 

Whether the War For Land is waged on a battlefield, in a boardroom, in a bank, in a lawyer’s office, or in court, Land is “True Wealth.”

 

Land does not physically disappear in virtual “Enron schemes” and “electronic percentage points from day to day.”

 

You can stand on a piece of Land and hunker down and rub the soil between your fingers.

 

In Life’s Land Lottery, if you reach down and pick up a handful of dirt, then, look at the soil. Is it dark, black soil rich in vegetable matter ? Is it old red clay that sticks to and stains your fingers ?

 

Do tiny pebbles that fall out of the soil ? Or are you standing there with dusty, gray soil that vanishes in a breeze like cigarette smoke and you are left holding dusty sharp flint rocks in your hand ?

 

The geography and topography of planet Earth is exciting, but, modern man in his mundane early 21st Century virtual electronic existence has gotten to the point that Land seems to be the asphalt surface you park your car on.

 

Mankind believes that humans can control Land. Wrong.

 

Drive by an abandoned office building. If you have the chance to park and walk past an out of business building like an old gas station, notice how Mother Nature has already began her “foreclosure” procedure as the weeds and tall grass returns.

 

Nature has it’s own “Redistribution Of Wealth” procedures to begin to reclaim abandoned and unused Land. Step back and ask yourself, “Where did the Land and Water of planet Earth come from ?”

 

Boom, Boom Babylon

 

As a child, in school, I was taught “The Big Bang Theory.” I never bought into it.

 

The Big Bang Theory suggests God threw a grenade and the shrapnel became the planets and the solar system.

 

Who or What was God throwing a grenade at ?

 

God And The GTO

 

Another theory of life suggests, basically: Spontaneous Combustion.

 

Imagine. God on his back on the board-like device with the small wheels that you ease under an automobile. God is under his GTO tightening bolts and checking out the suspension.

 

Even The Creator Of The Universe knows Preventive Maintenance will make your automobile last longer and run smoother. Besides, God knows His GTO is a “Babe Magnet.”

 

After a morning of working on His “Goat”, He rolls out from under His pristine, precision GTO.

 

God grins at His GTO. He is proud of His wrench and ratchet work.

 

God stretches his masculine physique in the athletic white muscle T shirt and glances at his six pack abs in the shop mirror. He decides He needs to change His T-shirt and denim jeans before His date.

 

God puts His wrenches back in the drawers of His standing red tool chest. He check out His hair in the shop mirror and runs His fingers through it. His whiff of honest sweat reminds Him it is time to grab a shower, before His date.

 

God wipes the grease off His cheek on to the traditional pink shop rag.

 

He glances up at the garage clock and wipes the oil and grease off of His hands on to the shop rag. He tosses the rag in the corner. The rag lands on top of the plastic barrel full of other oily rags.

 

God steps out of the garage and into the house to get ready for His date. Tick tock and minutes on the shop clock pass.

 

Suddenly, Whoosh !

 

The oily rags smolder and burst into flames.

 

The spontaneous combustion creates Life.

 

The Creator Of The Universe does all the meticulous research to Create Life. Then, because God has a “Hot Date”, He just sluffs off Creation – and let’s Life “Spontaneously Com bust” into planets, galaxies and humans.

 

I ain’t buying the “Spontaneous Combustion” theory of Life.

 

Earth’s Day One

 

If you are looking for a “scientific”, “In The Beginning”, theory of “How Life Began?”, the explanations still seems like scientists, archaeologists and other experts are still trying to “shoehorn” mathematical equations into fairy tales.

 

Scientists still have different theories, but, they still seem to be scratching their heads for a theory that seems rationale.

 

Land is a vital component of human Life and the working answers of “Where It All Began” and “How It All Came About” is still a hodge podge of “best guesses.”

 

The Mother Of All Cities

 

 

I decided to find out at least if Sumer was still the oldest civilization like I had been taught in grade school.

 

Tradition and the religious world still suggests that “Human Life” began around the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates river.

 

You need water for Life to cook, bathe, shower, wash, to sail ships for travel and to transport cargo; so it is logical that Life would of began around a body of water.

 

However, there are many oceans and large rivers in the world.

 

The Mesopotamia idea may simply be that these humans learned to write and document their civilization before other humans.

 

It seems logical that a Universal Force ready to start Life on planet earth would have had more than one location in mind to try to “seed the human race.”

 

Sumer, apparently remains the best known of the ancient civilizations, but, scientists and archaeologists are also considering that humans might have been “born” at other locations on the planet at about the same time.

 

I discovered archaeologists are looking for “A Mother Of All Cities.”

 

The overall theory of the Super City is it seems scientists and archaeologists are trying to find the “Ancient New York City”.

 

A city that served as the global subway, rail-yard, airport, and seaport. The Super City would have been the ultimate Global Travel Agency that allowed the ancients to leave from the initial starting point to travel throughout the ancient world.

 

Of course, the Super City theory assumed that the city would be a “Fort Apache Complex” with high walls, battlements and defensive systems to protect the inhabitants.

 

An Indus Valley location and The Lost Pyramids of Caral both look like either of these cities could of been “The Mother Of All Cities.”

 

Scientists and archaeologists seemed surprised to find those two locations seemed more like “Five Star Hotels” or “1960s Hippie Communes” by their “utopian” facilities and their lack of traditional defensive systems.

 

 

 

Uncle Sam In Mammoth Skin ?

 

I remember the Christopher Columbus and Lief Erickson stories from grade school.

 

One quirk of social studies that bugged me as a kid and now as an adult is while civilizations were supposedly coming to life in Africa, China and different places around the globe, one of the largest Land masses of the planet, essentially sits “vacant.”

 

The huge island called the United States of America that sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

 

While the ancient peoples of earth are inhabiting other land masses and islands, this huge piece of real estate just remains uninhabited on the globe.

 

Granted, there was the old “Sail Off The Edge Of The Square World Fear” and there were “The Sea Serpent Stories” of giant sea monsters in the uncharted waters, but human nature shows that greed finds a way to deal with fear.

 

Daring, Dynamic Dove

 

Humankind has always had a “Global Dumb Luck Factor.”

 

The story of “The Flood” tells that a dove found “the dry Land.”

 

Set aside the religious aspect of the story, for a moment, and consider the size of the planet. The diameter of the earth at the equator is 7,926.41 miles (12,756.32 kilometers).

 

How long and how far would the bird have to fly to reach dry Land ?

 

The bird takes off into the sky and there are 360 degrees that the bird can fly. Without a compass, sextant or Global Positioning System in place, the dove finds dry Land ?

 

Even independent of a religious theme; what are the odds that a dove could find dry Land on a Flooded World ?

 

The radius of earth at the poles is 3,950 miles. The surface area of the earth is 196,939,900 miles. It seems astronomical that a dove could find dry Land.

 

Humankind’s Dumb Luck Factor

 

The majority of the ancient world is being populated with people. Alexander The Great conquers “The Known World.” Rome rises into an empire. Rome deploys her military legions around the planet.

 

Meanwhile, the huge Land mass of the USA is suppose to be just sitting on the globe untouched. The 2.3 billion acres of the Good Ole USA, occupies a major portion of the planet. The Creation Force Of The Universe, called God, just decides, “I’m going to keep this real estate in reserve for future generations.”

 

Perhaps, God decides, “Let’s see which of these humans are smart enough to circumnavigate the globe and discover this large land mass ?”

World history proves human nature is greedy and selfish. If any of the ancient races suspected there was a major chunk of real estate that had not been “claimed” then they would of set sail in a heartbeat.

 

Once Columbus’ discovery became common knowledge, other nations began upgrading their navies and putting out to sea. English, Dutch, French and Spanish all set sail for the New World with their flags, settlers and a sizable military contingent.

 

The greed, conquest and expansion of the ancient empires and civilizations of The Known World would not have knowing overlooked the 2.3 billion acres of US real estate that sits unused and undiscovered until 1492 ?

 

Humankind’s Dumb Luck Factor should of come into play at some point from Year Zero until 1492.

 

It is unbelievable that from Year Zero until 1492 a shipwreck survivor did not wash up on to the shores of The East Coast, The West Coast, or The Gulf Of Mexico.

 

Humankind’s Dumb Luck Factor should of at some point blew a ship off course into the United States.

 

At some point from Year Zero until 1492, at least one captain would of made a human error in chart computation. At least one captain would of accidentally misread the compass or sextant.

 

What are the chances that from Year Zero until 1492 that the captains and sailors of The Seven Seas never accidentally “ran aground” on the shores of the United States?

 

The archeology of the world seems to want to suggests that Uncle Sam, wears his mammoth skin, sits in his cave gnaws on a dinosaur bone and patiently waits to be discovered.

 

Horsefeathers !

 

The Rainbow Bridge

 

In grade school, we were taught people came over a “Land Bridge” to spread out over the good ole USA.

 

What are the chances an ancient race of humans, out for a Sunday afternoon stroll stumble upon a natural version of The Golden Gate Bridge?

 

Imagine a cave man, Grog, and his cave girl friend,Wowha, are sitting on a rock staring at the horizon.

 

He wants to bonk her on the head and drag her by her hair to his cave. However, Grog’s mother tells him the old barbarian ways are not always the best.

 

Thus, poor Grog, the cave man has to sit on the rock and grunt at his girl friend. Wowah. She sits on the same big rock and stares at the horizon. A rainbow appears and they both notice the broken ground on the horizon rises up.

 

They gesture and point at one another. They grunt and jump up and down.

 

Wowah ! Look ! Wide rock !”

 

Grog ! It is a bridge !”

 

She moves toward the rainbow and the bridge on the horizon. Grog still hasn’t got the hang of walking upright, so he apes along behind her.

 

He grunts, pats his head and rubs his stomach. Wowah shakes her head. “You always hungry. First, we cross bridge.”

 

Grog stares at the wide rock and Wowah is half way across the land bridge. Grog grabs his club and grunts, “Hungee. I need mammoth steak.”

 

Wowah stands on the other side. Grog apes on across the land bridge.

 

Wowah nods. “I like it here.”

 

She steps off to the left.

 

Wait ! Where you go ?”

 

She shrugs at Grog. “I’m staying. I’m going to find me a cave.”

 

He starts to ape after her. “Where are you going,” Wowah grunts ?

 

With you,” grunts Grog and points.

 

Wowah shakes her head No. “Find your own cave.”

 

Grog sits down and scratches his head. Then, he looks around and Wowah is gone. He scratches his head, rises and drags his big club behind him. He doesn’t cross back over the bridge. He apes past it.

 

Got ta’ find Mammoth. Hungee.”

 

I thought “The Land Bridge” was a dumb idea as a kid. As an adult it still sounds like a dumb idea.

 

Alien Astronauts ?

 

In a massive cosmos, it seems hard to believe that the academic community can’t at least consider that an extraterrestrial race did their version of a “Lunar Landing” on earth. Perhaps, they just planted a flag and took off for another destination.

 

Then, again, maybe ancient America was a celestial rail yard, where alien ships and vessels from other planets arrived to use the planet for “Rest And Recreation,” as in “Shore Leave.”

 

Alien astronauts could of used earth as a ship building or repair facility. They might even of used earth as a resupply point in their exploration of the galaxy.

 

Earthlings like Ezekiel might of caused the alien astronauts to rethink using America and the rest of earth as a base of operations.

 

Perhaps, the ET astronauts just forward deployed their exploration and commerce forces deeper into the cosmos and no longer had a need for earth as a base of operations.

 

Earthlings went to the moon in 1969. The earthlings didn’t build a base of operations on the moon. Earthling astronauts still plan to travel to Mars and other planets and the moon is not mentioned as a base of operations.

Native Americans and Egyptians

It is interesting to note how ancient Egyptians and some Native American tribes seem to have a similar taste in fashion in the sense of length of hair and a working comfortable climate sensitive wardrobe.

 

Maybe, Ancient Americans, Egyptians and Native Americans are the descendants of Alien Astronauts ?

 

At least, that would explain why Native Americans always seemed so much more laid back about Life than other civilizations.

 

While other civilizations were creating writing, Native Americans were passing on knowledge from one generation to the next by vocal storytelling, rather than writing it down.

Saunter Across The Border

A traditional migration theory suggests people in Central America when they found the time just gradually moved up into Mexico, Texas and got around to eventually strolling around into states like Arkansas and Missouri.

 

It seems impossible to imagine this huge hunk of real estate called North America just sat uninhabited on the globe while Life was supposedly spreading elsewhere around the globe in large continents like China and Russia and settling on islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

 

My curiosity got the best of me and I started researching to find out if there are any better theories about Life in Ancient America before Native Americans.

 

Life in Ancient America seems to remain a mystery.

 

Who came before the Native Americans ?

 

Who are the ancestors of the Native Americans ?

 

The Alien Astronauts shooting “touch and go” flights into and out of Roswell, New Mexico, before the arrival of Native Americans may seem extreme.

 

However, a Land Bridge across a river over ocean for decades or centuries seems kind of far-fetched, when you consider how quickly an earthquake or a tsunami can change terrain.

 

Dumb Dumb Doomsday Dudes’ Dance

 

Scientists and archaeologists are still searching for the clues to complete the puzzle of Life. Meanwhile, the Doomsday Dudes still dance around shouting, “The End Is Near !”

 

Before a New Year, there are the newspapers, magazines, TV stations and Internet sources that do “The Year In Review” to look back and do “The Predictions” of what to expect in the coming year.

 

Since The World Didn’t End in 2012, I wondered if the Doomsday Dudes had gotten around to trying to “Freak The World Out” with a new Doomsday Date.

 

Naturally. Doomsday is too good a story to let go of.

 

There are too many pessimists in the world to ever let the Doomsday story move to the back burner.

 

The major religions of the world need the Doomsday story to keep people going to church, mosque and synagogue.

 

If humanity does not believe that at some point God is going to “drop the hammer” and wipe out the world, then, most humans would never darken the door of their local church.

 

God The Architect

 

Consider that the Supreme Universal Intelligent Creation Entity called God took His time and did His homework in creating Life on planet Earth.

 

God takes the time to decide that the DNA of an earthworm isn’t that different from a human. He took the time to figure out the angle and speed of rotation of the planet.

 

God takes his slide rule and calculates the position of earth in space and determines that the planet needs an elliptical path and not a circular orbit.

 

He decides the third position is close enough to receive sunlight to sustain Life without frying it to a crisp like on Mercury or Venus.

 

My gut tells me God took His time and didn’t really worry about His six-day “Work Week.”

 

The Universal Supreme Immortal Intellect, called God, takes all this time and effort to calculate and create life. He or She does not overlook the smallest of calculation in the creation of Life and the process to sustain it. As The Supreme Architect, He works out all of these calculations for this planet and then initiates Life.

 

The Dumb Dumb Doomsday Dudes of planet earth try to convince people that God looks at earth like an old worn out shoe that can simply be tossed in the trash.

 

Horsefeathers !

 

Professional Planetary Precision

 

You are the Supreme Intellect Of The Universe and you take all this time and effort to create a planet with inhabitants to worship you. You design the life support system of the planet.

 

You design the physical laws and weather systems to allow the planet to recharge and renew itself. You are The Supreme Architect. You aren’t going to crumple up such a prime creation because some human or group of humans cringes under a dark sky.

 

After 20 Centuries and two devastating World Wars, Spaceship Earth is still rotating through the Universe.

 

The Dumb Dumb Doomsday Dudes don’t seem to want to grasp the concept that God The Architect built the Earth to last.

 

Spaceship Earth

 

Spaceship Earth rotates and moves on an orbit through space. It is a living vessel capable of repairing and replenishing itself.

 

In January, you take the time to wonder, “Where Did Life Begin ?”

 

In January, you ponder, “Why people felt it necessary to create civilizations ?”

 

In January, you consider, “Why are some people so ‘possessed’ with ‘The End Of The World’ ?”

 

Perhaps, you will never get “concrete” answers to these questions. If you can arrive at a solution that makes sense to your mind, then, you can appreciate the creativity of Life.

 

Once you realize that the Land of Spaceship Earth is a living vessel, then, you might want to make a note to take up the hobby of Earth Science.

 

Use the New Year to take a new approach to looking at geography, geology, weather, nature. . .and the Land under your feet.

 

Land is True Wealth.

Sam

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209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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2013 Waits In The Wings

The Year 2013 is only a matter of hours away on December 30, 2012. At One Warren Way, Barangay Baras, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines, the black strobe light disco ball needs a dusting before it is plugged in to

“Welcome The New Year.”

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

The clock is ticking off the minutes until the Year 2012 becomes history.

 

At One Warren Way, Barangay Baras, Leyte, Republic of the Philippines, the procedure to see the Year 2012 into history suggests a party is needed. The black disco ball probably could use a dusting before it gets plugged in for the New Year’s Eve celebration.

 

Ranilo and Christy spent most of the day performing “Sound Technician” duties to check the speaker set up and make sure the karaoke functions are ready, Ranilo invited his friends to this New Year’s Eve Party.

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Ranilo Saldana and Christy Warren work on speaker system connections.

This evening, December 30, 2012, we did the “Mike Check” and the “Sound Check.” All systems are go. Ranyiel took pleasure in checking out the microphone and crooning away at the lyrics as they appeared on the screen.

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Ranyiel Saldana croons out some lyrics to check the microphone, while Ranilo watches the video feed on the monitor.

I took the microphone and tried the lyrics of “I Shot The Sheriff.” The microphone worked perfectly. My singing style is the reason I usually only “sing in the shower.” Somethings in life, apparently, do not always improve with age.Tomorrow, December 31, 2012, of course, “Aunt Christy” will wake up the rooster as she begins her cooking itinerary. Christy is really a chef at heart with the passion of a caterer.

 

As the countdown to the New Year continues, it is “Party Time” and the plans are underway to welcome Ranilo’s classmates to a New Year’s Party of their own.

Sam

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The Warren Christmas Chronicles

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The Warren Christmas Chronicles

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Christmas Shopping

During 2010, my wife, Christy Warren decided to try an online business. She made jewelry to sell over the Internet. She had a shop on Etsy. Christy diligently worked using the various stone cabachons and wrapping them in gold filled wire to create necklaces and earrings. I would photograph the various types of merchandise she had for sale in her “Jewelry by Christy” shop. This photograph is an example of one of the photographs that I took to promote and advertise her jewelry. There are many “success” stories related to Etsy. We tried different cabachons. She tried to wrap the stones in different styles. I tried many different ways to photograph the merchandise. She did sell a few items through her Etsy shop, but, ours was not a success story. In 2011, she went “off line.” The photograph is a reminder that sometimes in life you try some business ideas and no matter what you try; sometimes, you simply do not succeed. Photo by Samuel E, Warren Jr.

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Christmas is the time of year, when writers write several stories. Often the stories range from holiday decorating and recopies to the “I remember when. . .childhood Christmas story.

 

I take pride in not being a traditional writer.

 

I try to write about events and situations that people don’t normally consider.

 

This Christmas season, I sat down at the laptop to write “a” Christmas story. I thought I would write “one Christmas story” and be done with the holiday.

 

I was not in a Charles Dickens mood. I started typing and the story started to expand to epic proportions like Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”

 

I have always been a “wordy” writer.

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Unfortunately, the story was becoming an entity. I was beginning to feel more like an expectant father than a writer.

 

The story was taking on a life of it’s own on the electronic page before my eyes.

 

The story had begun to read like a child Christmas laundry list of toys beginning at October 30, 1955 and growing before my eyes to December 25, 2011.

 

I stopped writing and read over what I had written.

 

What had started as a story was now a three volume manuscript for Encyclopedia Britannica on the word, “Christmas.”

 

Rather than post my Library Of Congress collection of Christmas novellas to my blog, I decided it was time to cut, paste and delete. Before I hit the delete key, I looked at the writing one last time.

 

Sections !

 

I realized my fingers in “type” mode and my mind on “flow” had yielded different periods of time in my life that came down to different Christmas Days in different locations at different times.

 

Wordsmith Warren word work time !

 

I read over and decided the sections were a series of articles on Christmas through the years of my life. The end result is there should be something in “The Warren Christmas Chronicles” for readers with different taste in literature.

 

The first articles in “The Warren Christmas Chronicles” are: “Have A Green Christmas”, “Sammy, The East Texas Country Boy Workaholic,” “Opal, The Business Woman Welder”, “Opal The Hog Farmer,” and “My Lone Star Christmas Story.”

 

My faithful readers should check back everyday until Christmas for a new story in the “Warren Christmas Chronicles.”

Sam

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Target The Terrorist ! Editorial International Anti-Terrorist Day

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International

Anti-Terrorist

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United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City Photo by Patrick Gruban

by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Flag_of_the_United_Nations.svgEvery man and woman on planet earth should be free of the fear of terrorism.

Terrorists are the Cancer Of Humanity.

 

Scientists and medical researchers search for a cure to the various forms of Cancer.

 

Courage Is The Terrorist Cancer Cure

 

Every man, woman and child on planet earth has the cure for the Cancer Of Terrorists – Courage.

 

Courage like air is hard to see, taste, smell or test for. But, like air, courage I everywhere. The key with using Courage to cure terrorism is to be willing to be creative in the careful application of the solution. You can use your courage to battle terrorist.

 

The resistance fighters of World War II devised ways to humbly and covertly overcome the Nazis. Your greatest weapon is your mind. Use your common sense to triumph over the bullies and thugs, who grow up to be terrorists.

 

Every child should be able to use his or her ingenuity to triumph over the school bully.

 

Thus, every man and woman should be able to think of a way to expose a terrorist to the proper authority.

 

Acknowledged National Interests

 

Every nation in the world has an agenda and interests to pursue; the terrorist is always a threat to citizens and the nation that can be dealt with effectively and efficiently.

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The United Nations headquarters building in New York City Photo by Steve Cadman

International Anti-Terrorist Day

 

October 9 should become the International Anti-Terrorism Day. On October 9, 2012, two armed terrorists gun men stopped a school bus and shot three schoolgirls at point blank range. The Taliban terrorists’ group admits to meeting to decide to issue the “Kill Order” on a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl.

 

The terrorists gun men squeezed the trigger, but, other terrorists groups and individuals had supplied them with the weapons, training and money to carry out the heinous act to assassinate a child.

 

I would suggest all nations observe October 9 as International Anti-Terrorist Day. Naturally, all nations will have their own priorities, thus, they may decide to choose another date and observe that day as a National Anti-Terrorist Day or promote it as their nation’s date to observe International Anti-Terrorist Day.

 

Real Victims, Real Symbols Of Terrorists

 

Malala Yousafzai and her wounded girlfriends are now immortal symbols that cowardly thugs and bullies are an infectious blight on the soul of humanity. Legions of unknown and unnamed children have been misused and abused since time began, but, responsible people always try to protect the children that they might have a future.

Everyone Is A Terrorist Target

 

When the terrorists squeezed the trigger, they acknowledged that two-thirds of the human population were simply their targets. No woman and no child is no longer safe from the psychotic, sadistic lust for murder in the heart of a terrorist. When the terrorists fired at the frightened children they acknowledged, that now that children and women were legitimate targets of assassination, essentially every man, woman and child is a terrorist target. No one is safe.

 

United Nations Resolution

 

All nations can agree that terrorism is a threat. All nations can agree to protect their own domestic and foreign sovereignty to overcome a persistent threat of global terrorism. All nations should be able to agree to sign a short United Nations Resolution that identifies them as a nation that will never rest until the terrorists lie down their weapons or learn to live in virtual isolation afraid of human contact.

 

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Global Terrorism Definition Change Suggestion

 

Every nation and government on the planet can agree terrorist are a threat. Every nation and government on the planet can agree they need to take action to stop and decrease that threat. How the nations and governments of the world take that action should always be their sovereign right.

 

I would humbly suggest the nations consider looking at their legal codes. Legal systems are designed to punish criminals and protect citizens. A terrorist is a creature that should not be considered human. Humans have rights.

 

Terrorists throughout history have demonstrated they are some being that respects only death, destruction and a continuing state of chaos. The legal change to the letter of the law to identify a terrorists as something as other than human would allow governments more flexibility in the persecution and prosecution of terrorists.

 

Of course, legal scholars will help to prevent dissidents and opposition political party candidates as being classified as terrorists/

 

The global legal systems of planet earth should review their laws on terrorism.

 

 

Terrorists Legal Precedent Change Suggestion

 

I would recommend the following statement as a starting point:

 

A terrorists is anyone, who uses a bomb, in a time of peace, to destroy people or property.

 

A bomb is a device intended only to create death, destruction and create a sense of terror and fear. A bomb is a device that will always kill, maim or injure more people that it was intended due to the scientific and physical laws that explain the blast, concussion, fragmentation and fallout from the initial explosion. In peacetime, a bomb should always be considered the primary weapon of the terrorist.

 

 

Individual Citizen’s Responsibility

 

We all live on planet earth. We have the right to feel a certain sense of peace in our person and in our homes.

 

Governments can only do so much to protect you from bullies, thugs and terrorists. Each person to be at peace in their own mind and needs to find a way to triumph over the bully, thug and terrorist.

 

 

 

World Wonder Warriors

 

FEED ICON BUTTONEvery man, woman and child on planet earth who has access to a cell phone or a laptop can text, email or forward a copy of this article or lines of text to their friends, family members, elected officials and colleagues.

 

October 9 is my suggested date for the International Anti-Terrorist Day.

 

The important thing is to get people pro-active to resist the bullies and thugs of life than grow into terrorists.

 

Every person on planet earth should feel honored to be alive.

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No one should ever make you feel terror or fear at getting out of bed in the morning.

 

imagesWe may all seem meek and mild-mannered, but, we all have the right to feel as though we should be able to rip open our shirts and be the heroes and heroines that stand up to the Terrorists Of The World.

 

We owe it to ourselves and our families to be World Wonder Warriors. The true War On Terror needs to start with every man, woman and child on planet earth, who are tired of being bullied and the victim of thugs, who feed off their fear and terror.

 

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Time to email on the laptops.

 

Time to stand up to The Terrorists Of The World and let them know The World Wonder Warriors will find a way to deliver the terrorists to Justice.

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The Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, which is the seat of the International Court of Justice.

The Little Things

 

Sometimes the most innocent of acts can reveal a terrorist to the authorities or the terrorist to his or her enemies. Decide in the privacy of your own mind what act you believe will reveal the terrorist and then be careful when you decide to act.

 

Likewise, we should not have to fear the bullies and thugs that grow up to be terrorist. Children should feel safe to tell a teacher, administrator or adult if another child is trying to bully or hurt him or her. Stop the bullies in grade school and high school and there will be fewer people to recruit into terrorists.

 

Individual citizens should find a covert way to report a suspected terrorist to the proper authorities.

 

Terrorists Threat Truly Global

 

Terrorists are a real threat to every citizen on the planet.

 

In business, sometimes, people may not be aware that their goods, products, services or money is going to support a terrorist or terrorist group.

 

If you suspect someone you have dealt with is a terrorist, then, remember: Malala and her girlfriends, who got shot on the school bus, could of just as easily have been your daughter,

 

Terrorists Are Traitors And Cowards

 

Terrorists are friends to no one. Terrorists stand ready to “betray” their own friends. The Taliban offered to turn Osama bin Laden, the terrorists ‘Al Qaeda leader, over to his enemies.

 

One news report revealed that when Osama bin Laden was cornered he grabbed one of his four wives in an attempt to use her as a “human shield.”

Osama bin Laden had the bravado to pose aiming an AK-7 in a photo and, yet, in a close quarters situation the best reaction that he could come up with was to “hide behind his wife’s skirt ?”

 

In Texas, using your wife to stop a bullet is the act of a coward.

 

In Missouri, using your wife to stop a bullet is the act of a coward.

 

Most places in the world, using your wife to stop a bullet is the act of a coward.

 

Terrorists Are “Phony Phreedom Phighters”

 

A terrorist is a friend to no one.

 

A terrorist is not a freedom fighter. A terrorist is not a resistance movement leader. Freedom fighters and resistance movement operatives have objectives that can be achieved to end a war. A terrorist wants chaos and a constant state of war to thrive to keep people in fear and terror.

 

A terrorist is a parasite that feeds off human fear and terror to find any excitement or meaning in his or her life.

 

A terrorist is a killing machine that respects no one and nothing.

 

A terrorist live to create terror and promote a climate of fear that will have people afraid to sleep at night and walk down the street in sunlight.

 

Ban Bullies, Thwart Thugs, Trample Terrorists

 

No one in the world should ever feel bullied by another person. No one in the world should ever feel the victim of a thug. Everyone should be able to find a molecule of courage to reveal a terrorist to the authorities or to an enemy of a terrorist.

 

Diligence and perseverance through the years and generations will turn the mass multitude of bullies and thugs in army surplus uniforms from units of trained killers into the recognized cold-blooded killers in costumes that they are. Once the propaganda is stripped away, then, the terrorist can be seen as the “kill crazy” creature he or she really is.

 

 

Know Your Enemy

 

Terrorist organizations are the enemies of people, who simply want to live and enjoy their lives and families. Always keep an eye open for information on terrorists organizations. You may not want to bury yourself in a mountain of research everyday, but when you have the time talk to friends, listen to the news, use your mind and decide what to watch out for.

 

Since I enjoy helping trying to make my readers’ lives more interesting, informative and entertaining, I offer you the links to information on Global Terrorists Organizations Of The World. Those links are at the end or the article, which I call my “Rat Finks File.”

 

In the 1960s, people who pretended to be friends and then would “rat out” their friends were called, “Rat Finks.” I can’t imagine bigger Global Rat Finks than terrorists, thus, check out the links of “The Rat Finks File.”

 

 

 

Celebrate Global Humanity October 9, 2013

 

October 9, 2013 – Citizens Of The World should either be dancing in the streets of their nation’s capitols or enjoying local public celebrations to point out how many terrorists are now in jail, facing prosecution or (some places in the world) “sleeping with the fishes.”

 

International Anti-Terrorist Day Slogan Suggestion

 

Eventually, countries, will have their own national and local slogans to combat terrorists. The world is full of creative and imaginative people, who love to stand up to bullies, thugs and terrorists.

 

Until then, if your International Anti-Terrorist Day needs a slogan, feel free to use this Samuel E. Warren Jr., original slogan:

 

No home, hut or out house on planet earth will ever be safe for a terrorist.”

–Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Think of how pretty that slogan will look in needlepoint next to the “Home Sweet Home” you hang above the fireplace mantel.

 

Sam

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Citizen Of The World

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Malala Yousafzai arrives at special gunshot unit in British hospital

Schoolgirl shot by Taliban received at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, the primary centre for UK military casualties

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The Samuel E. Warren Jr. Terrorists’ Information Links

 

“The Rat Fink File”

 

Hamas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas

 

Hezbollah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah

 

Taliban

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban

 

Al Qaeda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda

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Raise The Colors !

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

I love to see a flag flying in the breeze.

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  The Saldana Family proudly flies their Republic of the Philippines flag in Barangay Baras among the coconut and guava trees.

  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

Thanks to my brother-in-law, Ramon Q. Saldana Jr.,in a matter of days, we had a beautiful, tall, functional flagpole in our front yard. 

In the United States of America when a military installation or a government agency is ready to begin business, there is a formal ceremony that focuses on the raising of the United States flag to announce the”official” commencement of operations. Even homes, in the United States, with a flagpole usually has some type of ceremony before the flag is raised for the first time. 

Once a flagpole is ready, you need to understand your feelings toward the flag that will rise up the standard.  If the banner is a national flag, then, you need to understand your emotions and beliefs about patriotism.

Patriotism involves your love of your country and the respect to honor the memory of the people who have sacrificed their lives for your country.  If you don’t love your country or feel little to no emotion for the people who have sacrificed their lives for your country; then, you have no business flying a national flag.

In observing my nephews and nieces, they have shown care, concern and compassion for their community and have demonstrated their responsibility in their schoolwork, which translates to me as responsible citizenship.  I’m proud to watch them show an interest in current events and Filipino history, which I also view as personal pride in their country. 

 

When you fly a national flag, you should always be aware of your nation’s flag protocol.  In the United States Armed Forces, I was taught customs and courtesies, which addressed guidelines for the use and display of the United States flag.  And, I know there are detailed procedures for the use and display of the US flag at embassies, consulates and official government agencies.  I would theorize that most governments probably have similar procedures and guidelines for the display and use of their national flags.

 

I explained to my nephews and nieces that proper display of the flag is their responsibility and suggested they ask a teacher or go online and research Republic of the Philippines protocol for the display of the national flag.

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  Ramon Q. Saldana Jr., and Marife Saldana Roa adjust the flagpole line. 

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Before we raised the flag, Ramon and Fe asked me if we were going to do “a formal flag ceremony ?”  I smiled and answered, “I’m retired.  My days of military protocol are behind me.”  The truth is before putting together anything like a formal flag ceremony, I wanted to be sure that the flagpole and the flag would work without any flaws. 

 

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Christy Warren and Ramon Saldana hold the banner while Marife threads a tie through the top grommet to tie the banner to the flagpole line.

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Since I had not tested the flag raising procedure, I didn’t want to risk the kids being assembled for a flag raising and have the line hang up so that the flag did not rise or discover that the grommets were not tied properly and have the flag come loose and fall to the ground.  My favorite “Uncle Sam” had taught me to always hope for the “Best Case Scenario” and to be ready to expect the “Worst Case Scenario.”  Without a “dry run” to test the procedure, I suggested that we just try to raise the flag the next morning.

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Ramon and Fe make sure the top grommet is securely tied to the flagpole line as a part of the process to raise the banner. 

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I simply hoped that we would have the colors flying when the kids returned home from school the next day.

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Nephew Marlon Saldana climbs up a nearby guava tree to snatch the flagpole line which came loose from the bottom of the banner and did not allow it to rise in the first attempt.The failure revealed that the line should pass through the top grommet and the bottom grommet.  To keep the banner attached to the line, then, the bottom grommet would also have to be tied to the nylon flagpole line to allow the flag to rise with the line up to the pulley at the top of the staff.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

February 1, 2012, Christy, Ramon and Marife, three of the adult children of Ramon and Nenita Saldana, raised the colors in the front yard for the first time. I, of course, photographed the event.

Murphy’s Law – “Anything that can go wrong; will go wrong,” seems to pinpoint first time events.  The initial flag raising did not go smoothly.

 

None of us had ever tied a flag to the line before.  The tie at the bottom grommets of the flag did not hold and the bottom of the flag came loose as it was raised.

Fortunately, the flag did not touch the ground. U.S. Flag protocol states that if the flag falls and touches the ground, then, that flag must be destroyed.

When we attempted to lower the flag, too much of the line came through the pulley at the top and the line rushed through until the knot at the end of the line caught in the pulley.   My nephew, Marlon Saldana climbed up the nearby guava tree and retrieved the knotted line caught up in the pulley and brought the line back down.

By the second attempt, the glitches had been remedied and the colors rose up the line to the top of the flagpole.

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Ramon Saldana examines the flagpole line to make sure  it passes through the grommets of the banner to allow the cloth to rise up the line.  Christy Warren straightens the material, so that the cloth should rise like the sail of a ship up to the top of the mast.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The colors raised – there was only one item missing – a breeze.

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The flagpole line raises the flag up to the top of the flagpole on the second attempt.  Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time passed. The kids returned home from school, but the flag was not flying. That fact was a disappointment. Unfortunately, there was no breeze.

The irony is ,it was about, a week and a half later before the flag waved.  Typhoon winds off of the ocean actually spawned enough of a breeze to unfurl the colors.

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The colors unfurl.  The Republic of the Philippines flag flies above the Saldana Family residence in Barangay Baras, Tanauan, Leyte. 

Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

If you pass through Barangay Baras, keep looking through the tall coconut trees.   When you see a flash of colors in the trees look for the flagpole.  The Saldana Family flagpole stands proud and unfurls the colors of the Republic of the Philippines against the sky.

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Immortality Of The Common Man W.A. Martin, Galena, Missouri

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Sidewalk Sticky Note – Galena, Missouri, W.A. Martin – One man’s idea to sign his work is a shot at “immortality” for the common man. Camera in hand, I strolled the streets of Galena, Missouri for a few minutes today. Friday, July 29, 2011. I’ve been strolling these streets off and on since I was five years old, now, I’m past “The Big 5 – 0.” I glanced down at the sidewalk and there by my feet “chiseled in stone” was the name of a man that I had never heard of. I can’t begin to count the number of times that I have strolled up and down this sidewalk in The City Of Galena. Missouri and I never noticed the name in the sidewalk. Here is a “Sticky Note In Time” left by W.A. Martin to his future descendants of a man, who was proud enough to sign his work to stand the test of time. Photo by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

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