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19 May 2017
I take your point Sir Churchill. Your reference to "hell" is a descriptive term, a figure of speech to describe an horrific ordeal that someone is enduring and they must stay strong, persevere and keep pushing forward in order to overcome.
However, with regard to the real hell? Nobody goes through it. If they end up there it's their final destination. They can't escape and they can't turn back. They can't complain that there was an error in their travel itinerary and that they had been dropped off at wrong place! They can't even bribe whoever put them in there to let them back out. For one thing, if they were rich, they were not able to bring their money with them. Ask the Pharoahs or ask Paul. Also, the living whom they left behind can't pay for them to get out of hell either through a convenient system of indulgences. (Geez! And you think insurance in America is a rip off!)
Churchill quotes are food for thought.
If I were setting up my own personal private library, I would make sure to have at least one book on the shelf with his quotes. 📕📕
Mini BIO - Winston Churchill
22 March 2017
Links of interest I discovered while researching to publish my article for HUBPages.com:
JFK's recommendation may have helped sell the James Bond books to America - Did you know that the late former President John F. Kennedy's endorsement of one of Ian Flemming's books promoted the popularity of James Bond films in the American market and helped propel 007 into becoming a worldwide phenomenon?
James Bond books by Ian Fleming Info on the James Bond books by Ian Fleming, including 12 novels and 2 books of short stories.
How James Bond and Steve Jobs changed our world - Economic Times By Bennett Voyles "...October marks two anniversaries that matter a lot to the tech world's collective unconscious: the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series, and the first anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. ..."The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum Octopussy (1983), one of seven Bond movies starring Roger Moore, remains the only one in the series to be filmed in India. Parts of it were shot in Rajasthan, with Vijay Amritraj playing a cameo. In the case of Skyfall, complications pertaining to securing permission to shoot on a running train on the Konkan Railway reportedly forced the crew to look elsewhere. The latest Bond movie was eventually filmed in Shanghai, Istanbul and the Scottish Highlands. ...
The 10 Coolest Gadgets in 50 Years of James Bond For 50 years, James Bond has been the master of international intrigue and had some truly great gadgets along the way.'Skyfall' Star, Naomie Harris Talks New Role And Idris Elba Becoming The First Black Bond Having the opportunity to co-star beside a suave British intelligence agent such as James Bond, requires a lot of skill and technique. According to 36-year-old actress Naomie Harris, prepping for her starring role in, Skyfall, proved to be more strenuous than she originally expected.
Facebook Fan Page: Idris Elba for James Bond. We Want Idris Elba for James Bond. As of Oct 2012 - over 20,000 likes; with almost 4,000 people talking about this.
- Every First-Edition Ian Fleming James Bond Book Cover (1953-1966) (grayflannelsuit.net)
- The Next James Bond will be? (fandangogroovers.wordpress.com)
- Helen Flanagan tipped as new Bond girl (breakingnews.ie)
- The evolution of James Bond, 007 [infographic] (holykaw.alltop.com)
First published 11/3/14, 9:49 PM CST;
27 August 2016
Martin Luther King Jr.
- “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
President Barack Obama
- “Yes we can.”
- “When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.”
- “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Bob Marley -
“Overcome the devils with a ting called love.”
Original source link: My Fox Nooze
06 July 2015
The French Revolution occurred between 1789 – 1799.
- The French Revolutionary Wars occurred between 1792 – 1802, overlapping the French Revolution; and Revolutionary France fought two coalitions of European powers.
- First coalition (organized in 1792) was comprised of Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Britain, Spain and the Netherlands.
- Second coalition (organized 1798) included Britain, Russia, Austria, Naples, Portugal and Turkey.
- Despite the opposition, Napoleon Bonaparte emerged as a military and political leader. From 1799 – 1804, he set himself up as a dictator; and in 1804, proclaimed himself emperor of France.
George Washington was serving as the first president of the United States from 1789 – 1797. Washington maintained a neutral stance on the French Revolutionary Wars, not deeming them a national priority requiring U.S. involvement.
Thomas Jefferson opposed this stance and favored strong federal involvement in foreign affairs. It is likely Jefferson had more insight because he served as a minister to France during Washington's presidential term. Perhaps the first POTUS should have deferred to his judgment.
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04 July 2015
04 February 2015
The Whig was a U.S. Political party that was in existence from 1834 to 1856. It was formed in opposition to the Democratic party. They favored higher tariffs and a liberal interpretation of the Constitution. The members eventually united with the Republicans and their party, as we know of it in history, was no more.
It was formed in opposition to the Democratic party. They favored higher tariffs and a liberal interpretation of the Constitution. The members eventually united with the Republicans and their party, as we know of it in history, was no more.
- William Henry Harrison (1841) -
We will never of he would have served our country well because he died one month after taking office of pneumonia.
- John Tyler (1841 – 1845) -
Tyler opened up trade with China, and signed bills admitting Florida and Texas to the Union.
- Zachary Taylor (1849 – 1850) -
Respected as a war hero. “Old Rough and Ready” was his nickname. Before he could implement his policies concerning the exclusion of slavery from newly acquired lands, he died.
- Millard Fillmore (1850 – 1853) -
Fillmore delayed the debate over slavery by agreeing to The Compromise of 1850 which gave each newly acquired territory the “liberty” to decide, on their own, whether they would be a slave-state or a free-state. We of course know that the final decision was settled by the American Civil War.
Image credit: By N. Currier (firm), New York [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Presidents’ Day is celebrated every third Monday in February in the USA. Almost everyone knows all about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Just sharing a few tidbits about some of our less talked-about American presidents.
Content above first appeared at TreasurePen.com, Feb 13 2014.
26 January 2015
MY OBSERVATION? Not a professional educator, so don't know if the results are a reflection on inadequate teaching methods or testing processes. But do know that toys and games are proven educational tools and fun!
|Electric Questioner, electric learning toy, invented 1928, newer horizontal version for younger kids. Find right answer on the right, then light is lit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
20 January 2015
Most people know that Nazareth is the hometown of Jesus. Most Christians have read the account in the gospel of the moment in time when Jesus publicly announced that He was the Messiah. (Luke 4: 21)
ARTICLE EXCERPT: “Jesus grew up in Nazareth. He studied and prayed in a synagogue, the ruins of which are believed to lie beneath a church built by the Crusaders in the 12th Century and that is known as The Synagogue Church.”
No doubt a visit to this historic place is a numbered item on the bucket list for many believers. For me, this wonderful article by a fellow freelance writer and friend, Sheri Oz, puts a wonderful spin on the phrase “footsteps of Jesus”.
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NOTE: Link previously shared in Jesus Christ Daily, a community on Google+.Since we’re on the subject of seeing places where Jesus walked, couldn’t resist sharing this amazing photograph.
19 January 2015
In the United States, muckrakers was the name for writers whose aim was expose corruption: i.e. to search for and expose misconduct in public life.
In chronological order:
- 1908 - Ray Stannard Baker "Following the " written to expose racial discrimination.
- 1906 - David Graham Phillips "The Treason and the Senate " exposing child labor.
- 1905 - Charles Edward Russell He wrote about social dislocation.
Worthy of honorable mention:
- Ida Minvera Tarbell (1857 - 1944), U.S. journalist, known for "muckraking" exposés of political and corporate corruption; also a biographer, notably of ; and the only lady in the bunch!
More Presidential Trivia:
American presidents, (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, were Nobel Prize winners. 1906, Roosevelt received the award for being a mediator and arbitrating an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict; there was a dispute over +Manchuria and +Korea. Wilson received the prize in 1919, for establishing the League of Nations after World War I (1914 - 1918).
The "teddy bear" is named after Roosevelt's nickname Teddy because he went hunting and didn't want to shoot a baby cub. Many people think a teddy bear with roses is an irresistible gift for Valentines Day?
- Not That Mr. Wilson, the Other Mr. Wilson(dailytwocents.com)
- U.S. History Timeline: After Lincoln / Before Coolidge(cmoneyspinner.blogspot.com)
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05 November 2014
"The Native Americans do not know for certain what happened with Sacajawea after her return to the Lemhi River Valley. ... Many of the Lemhi Shosone believe that Sacajawea died at age 24 in South Dakota. ... Many historians call Sacajawea the most important woman in American History. ..."
Shoshone Woman Commemorative Coin
01 November 2014
We Americans love our “firsts”. When Obama was elected, it was said and is still being said and will continue to be said, he is “the first African-American” to hold the highest office in the land!! Toot! Toot!!!
What do you expect from US? We're still a baby country experiencing our “first steps” in many ways. When a baby takes his or her first steps doesn't everybody applaud the monumental achievement and encourage the little one to keep on going forward?? So let US blow our horn!
George Washington was, of course, our 1st POTUS.
Abraham Lincoln was our 1st Republican POTUS.
- Sadly he was also our 1st POTUS to be assassinated.
Andrew Johnson was the 1st POTUS to be impeached, but he was not removed from office (narrowly escaped).
Ulysses S. Grant was the 1st American since George Washington to hold the rank of full general.
- He was also the 1st to publish his “Personal Memoirs”.
Thedore Roosevelt was the 1st to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 1st (and only) POTUS to serve 3 terms.
John F. Kennedy was the 1st Roman Catholic ever elected as President.
Lyndon Johnson was the 1st to nominate an African-American (Thurgood Marshall) for the Supreme Court.
Richard Nixon was the 1st of our country's leaders to be impeached who had to go home!
Ronald Reagan was the 1st POTUS to appoint a woman (Sandra Day O'Connor) to the Supreme Court.
- By God's grace, he was also the first to survive an assassination attempt by John W. Hinckley, Jr.
So there you have just a few remarkable “first moments” in the history of the United States of America.
* (Just an aside trivia note: Ronald Reagan and Bob Marley share the same birth date, February 6th. Marley died in 1981, the same year as the failed attempt on Reagan's life.)
Image credit: Public domain.
* * More Interesting Trivia: * *
- In 1872, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the United States.
- 100 years late in 1972, Shirley Chisolm was the first black woman to run for President.
Original Post Feb 22, 2014 at TreasurePen.com
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