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Tahn L.

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Lest We Forget, April 19
« on: April 19, 2019, 07:05:55 pm »

They Took The Mask Off
by George Potter
They took the mask off and
children burned,
and I ran outside
and vomited in the yard
and my dad picked the TV up
ripped it from the wall
and hurled it through a window
and said
in a dead cold voice:
"America has ended."

(He used to say "the American people"
and you could hear the pride.
Now he says "the American people"
and all you can hear is disgust.)

You were wrong, Mr. Elliot.
The world does not end
with a bang or a whimper.
Some worlds end
with the unheard screams
of children burning alive
inside a church.

Thanks to Plinker-MS and Bill St.Clair for helping keep Georges writings alive.
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 07:55:28 am »

lets   all   remember   April   19th.   1775....that  was   also   an   important   date....///   Paul   Revere   gets   credit   for   the   ride,  but   was  stopped   near  the   start,   William  Dawes   made   the  complete   ride....///   
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 10:41:50 am »

lets   all   remember   April   19th.   1775....that  was   also   an   important   date....///   Paul   Revere   gets   credit   for   the   ride,  but   was  stopped   near  the   start,   William  Dawes   made   the  complete   ride....///   
Amen Casca!

Concord Hymn
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to Aprilís breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
    Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
    We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
    When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
    To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
    The shaft we raise to them and thee.

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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 11:30:09 am »

The "True" History of Paul Reveres Ride as Casca referred to.

https://www.biography.com/news/paul-reveres-ride-facts
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Government is a meme, woven within a supporting memeplex.

Who ever frames the argument, kicks ass.

From MamaLiberty; "The Price of Liberty (is) self ownership, self control, integrity and non-aggression."

"The lust to control the lives and property of others is the root of all evil". MamaLiberty

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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 11:40:06 am »

 large part of a Appleseed shoot is the history of the ride of Paul Revere.

just wished all history was taught like they do with this.
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 12:40:16 am »

lets   all   remember   April   19th.   1775....that  was   also   an   important   date....///   Paul   Revere   gets   credit   for   the   ride,  but   was  stopped   near  the   start,   William  Dawes   made   the  complete   ride....///   

from what I remember there was a sixteen year old girl who did pretty good too.
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 08:19:14 am »

lets   all   remember   April   19th.   1775....that  was   also   an   important   date....///   Paul   Revere   gets   credit   for   the   ride,  but   was  stopped   near  the   start,   William  Dawes   made   the  complete   ride....///   

from what I remember there was a sixteen year old girl who did pretty good too.


Yeah, carry on.  I read the story in the link and it's sort of like a novel, you can't just read a few pages. (Quite apart from the fact, of course, that I know the eventual outcome) this has still "grabbed my interest".

There was obviously something lacking in my education, they didn't teach us this at school and I have never thought to read up on it since.

(I know this might seem a bit sarcastic, but after all this time, you must know me and know that I'm being sincere)

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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 08:22:36 am »

so how many riders were there? hmmmm something to think about
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If we want our grandchildren to be able to give thanks for being Americans, we'll need to.....start steering a course away from government control of our lives-and start moving back toward greater personal responsibility.¬ ¬  Ed Feulner

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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 01:43:08 am »

lets   all   remember   April   19th.   1775....that  was   also   an   important   date....///   Paul   Revere   gets   credit   for   the   ride,  but   was  stopped   near  the   start,   William  Dawes   made   the  complete   ride....///   

from what I remember there was a sixteen year old girl who did pretty good too.

Yeah, carry on.  I read the story in the link and it's sort of like a novel, you can't just read a few pages. (Quite apart from the fact, of course, that I know the eventual outcome) this has still "grabbed my interest".

There was obviously something lacking in my education, they didn't teach us this at school and I have never thought to read up on it since.

(I know this might seem a bit sarcastic, but after all this time, you must know me and know that I'm being sincere)

why would this  topic be a lack in your education? 



"Ö the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five: Hardly a man is now alive Ö" yadda yadda. Yes, the famed Paul Revere set out on horseback on this day in 1775 to raise the alarm that British troops were on their way from Boston to Lexington.

Revere rode about 20 miles through what is now Somerville, Medford, and Arlington, Massachusetts, knocking on doors to raise people to defend Lexington. Another rider, William Dawes, was sent by another route to do the same thing. A third, Samuel Prescott, was also pressed into service. Only Prescott completed the nightís work and reached Concord; Revere was captured and Dawes was thrown from his horse while evading British soldiers, forcing him to walk back to Lexington.

It was a good ride for Revere, and it was good for the revolution. But a little over two years later, a 16-year-old girl did the midnight riders one better. Sybil Ludington rode twice as far as Revere did, by herself, over bad roads, and in an area roamed by outlaws, to raise Patriot troops to fight in the Battle of Danbury and the Battle of Ridgefield in Connecticut. And did we mention it was raining?

Sybil was the eldest of 12 children of Col. Henry Ludington, the commander of the militia in Dutchess County, New York. Ludingtonís farm was a receiving center for information collected by spies for the American cause.
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 07:10:00 am »

did   not   know   of   this   young   lady...thanks   for   bringing   it   to   my   attention...
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 07:57:14 am »

why would this  topic be a lack in your education? 


I meant that I didn't know any of this stuff until I read it here.  I'd read (somewhere, sometime) about Paul Revere and what he did, but I didn't know any of the details.  And I didn't know about Sybil Ludington either.
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Re: Lest We Forget, April 19
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 10:57:55 am »

did   not   know   of   this   young   lady...thanks   for   bringing   it   to   my   attention...

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All human beings have two dogs within them. A good dog and an evil dog. The evil dog is always attacking and fighting the good dog. Which one wins?
The one you feed!
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Government is a meme, woven within a supporting memeplex.

Who ever frames the argument, kicks ass.

From MamaLiberty; "The Price of Liberty (is) self ownership, self control, integrity and non-aggression."

"The lust to control the lives and property of others is the root of all evil". MamaLiberty
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