| I have been having more than my share of aging problems for the past seven weeks that have limited my usual activities, especially golf. I have spent more time in my Lazy Boy and some of the medications have required that I stay very close to a bathroom. I have watched the news that is 99% politics until I am sick of television, I have seen so much negative blather, lies, innuendos, scenarios, with everyone but the people hating Trump it may be the real reason I have been indisposed?
I have watched so many recordings of NCIS, Chicago PD, Bluebloods that I now am hooked on Flip or Flop, Beachfront Bargain Hunts and Salvage Dogs. As I am a avid reader and have a goal to learn something new every day I have amassed an array of little known facts that you may or may not know. Reading this may reveal something you did not know as it enlightened me and gave me something to do to do but watch the GOP self-destruct with a new way to give the Presidency to Hillary on a silver platter. Ponder these gems of wisdom and see if you learn anything new?
To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers
Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.
Communications giant Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.
Maybe this is more than you wanted to know? CB
Webster defines the term Luddites as a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed labor saving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment. One who opposes technical or technological change. Alleged to be named after Ned Ludd, an 18th-century Leicestershire workman.
In my quest for knowledge usually as a result of discussions with my old and dear friend Phillip Sizer, I did some research regarding “Modern Luddites”. Some of the things I read tell me Luddites today do actually invent technology advancement like computer viruses, cyberworms and other malware—to disrupt the technologies that trouble them.
You might have read about recent incidents like sabotage of Stock Exchanges. Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, attacked what he called the “industrial-technological system” with increasingly sophisticated mail bombs. Remember the cave-dwelling rag-headed terrorist named Osama bin Laden invented the use hijacked airplanes to destroy skyscrapers.
You should have known when you started reading this article it would have a conservative purpose. Not to disappoint anyone let me take you down a trip of modern destruction that is programmed to destroy the United States of America.
American Luddites are called several names like Democrats, Progressives, Liberals and even Republicans. They have only one dedicated purpose which is to destroy something. We currently have a President and the Democratic Party who are hell-bent on the destruction of our military, our right to bear arms, our immigration laws, our free enterprise system of business and create enough hatred to hopefully incite another civil war.
We have a Supreme Court that ignores our Constitutional laws to give freedoms to minorities and destroy the freedoms of the majority. Decisions these past few years based are on compassion instead of the laws of the land. They are one-by-one destroying States rights to make laws and encouraging anarchy in the streets of large cities. Creating freedoms for marriage prohibited by the Constitution is a violation and the Court is now making laws instead of Congress.
Our President issues Executive Orders to ignore the laws and no one takes action to stop the destruction. Congress is leaderless under the Democrats and the Republicans and our national media is no longer a reliable source of the news. We read, watch and listen to nothing more than propaganda.
The original Luddite disturbances had circumstances very similar to our own. British working families at the start of the 19th century were enduring economic upheaval and widespread unemployment. In March of 1811, in Nottingham, a textile manufacturing center, British troops broke up a crowd of protesters demanding more work and better wages.
Later, angry workers smashed textile machinery in a nearby village. Similar attacks occurred nightly at first, then sporadically, and then in waves, eventually spreading across most of northern England. This sounds like our occupy movements of destroying property in our cities that is actually encouraged by President Obama. Unlike our government doing nothing to stop the destruction here, the British used thousands of soldiers to defend factories. Parliament actually passed a measure to make machine-breaking a capital offense. Our Congress does nothing as usual.
The English Luddites were neither as organized nor as dangerous as authorities perceived. They did set some factories on fire, but mainly they confined themselves to breaking machines. In the US our protesters are not only well-organized they have the support of the Media, our President, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and 100% of all Democrats in Congress. Our military has been gutted of leaders that could stop the destructions and anarchy that will destroy America if something is not done to stop it.
We have two people running for President that are capable of leading us back to being a “United” States of America. They have the desire and leadership ability to stop the path of destruction of a Republic that has enjoyed the longest period of individual freedoms in the history of the world.
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are the only ones who can turn this country around and create jobs instead of welfare and all of the problems will disappear. Sadly neither will get the nomination unless more freedom loving Americans like myself shout loud enough to wake people up. Sadly the most prominent Luddite alive, Hillary Clinton, will make Obama look like a choir boy as she destroys “all” States Rights and completes Obama’s mission to disarm the citizens. When we reach that point read how Hitler destroyed Germany and watch history repeat itself in America.
I dream about getting to vote for Trump for President and Cruz for Vice-President. Who is your choice for these positions? C Brewer
I have dedicated myself to learn something every day. My friend Allan Moore fulfilled this need with the following article. I hope y’all enjoy the story as much as I did.
A bit of info on the results of the Civil War. A little late, but still good to know information. It was said that a crow, flying across the land devastated by Sherman and his troops, would have to carry his own rations.
If you grew up in the South, then you can relate. I grew up with this belief but did not know the real reason. My mother always served black eyed peas on New Year’s Day, and she said it would bring good luck in the New Year. I’ve carried this tradition forward but never knew the reason behind it.
It became a way of remembrance for my mother and grandmother. “Black Eyed Peas: The Real Story,” is much more interesting and has gone untold in fear that feelings would be hurt. It is a story of war, the most brutal and bloody war in US history. Military might and power pushed upon civilians, women, children, and elderly. Never seen as a war crime, this was the policy of the greatest nation on earth trying to maintain that status at all costs. An unhealed wound remains in the hearts of some people of the southern states even today.
The story of THE BLACK EYED PEA being considered good luck relates directly back to Sherman’s Bloody March to the Sea in late 1864. It was called The Savannah Campaign and was led by Major General William T. Sherman. This campaign began on November 15, 1864 when Sherman’s troops marched from the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia and ended at the port of Savannah on December 22, 1864. When the smoke cleared, the Southerners who had survived the onslaught came out of hiding. They found that the blue-belly aggressors had looted and stolen everything of value, and everything you could eat, including all livestock was stolen or killed.
Death and destruction were everywhere. While in hiding, few had enough to eat, and starvation was now upon the survivors. There was no international aid, no Red Cross meal trucks. The Northern army had taken everything they could carry and eaten everything they could eat. But they couldn’t take it all.
The devastated people of the South found for some unknown reason that Sherman’s blood-thirsty troops had left silos full of black eyed peas. At the time in the north, the lowly black eyed pea was only used to feed livestock. The northern troops saw it as the thing of least value. Taking grain for their horses and livestock and other crops to feed themselves, they just couldn’t take everything. So they left the black eyed peas in great quantities, assuming it would be of no use to the survivors, since all the livestock it could feed had either been taken, eaten or killed. Southerners awoke to face a new year in this devastation and were facing massive starvation if not for the good luck of having the black eyed peas to eat.
From New Year’s Day 1865 forward, the tradition grew for true Southerners to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. My family will be served black eyed peas on New Year’s Day because I was raised a true Southerner.
My family eats black eyed peas on New Year’s Day and several more times during the year. We all just like black eyed peas. C Brewer
Well I hope President Obama, Eric Holder, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Al Sharpton, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Debbie Schultz and the Congressional Black Caucus are happier today? They finally incited the people of Ferguson Missouri to start shooting police officers .I just hope and pray that causing two police officers to be shot last night will be enough violence to satisfy their hate filled dreams before we see race riots nationwide.
Eric Holder has been especially overt over the past six years of his hatred for Caucasians and trying to start another civil war. Obama’s hatred of America and for events over a century ago, he just turned loose the top US law officer to accelerate hatred between races in what used to be the “United” States of America.
At this point the real question for those of us who love freedom, safety and are in pain to find a real leader is, “How many police officers must be shot to satisfy their desire by inciting riots?”
They are hiding today until they can get together, probably at the White House, to prepare a stooge to make the Sunday talk shows and blame this on Bush. ISIS may be our most hate filled enemy but they are not near as dangerous as our own Democratic administration in my opinion. If you have an opinion now is the time to share it with all Americans.
Hopefully March 11, 2015 will not be the spark that ignited the planned second civil war in America. A sad day in America and my prayers go out to the fallen officers. If it is not obvious I am one unhappy American today. C Brewer