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The Lone Ranger’s Last Request

The Lone Ranger was ambushed and captured
by a hostile Indian War Party.

The Indian Chief proclaimed,

“So, YOU are the great Lone Ranger“…

“In honour of the Buffalo Hunt,
YOU will be sacrificed in three days.”
“Before we kill you, I grant you three requests.”

“What is your FIRST request?

The Lone Ranger said,
“I’d like to speak to my horse.”

The Chief nodded and Silver was brought
before the Lone Ranger
who whispered in
Silver’s ear, and the horse galloped away.

Later that evening, Silver returned with
a beautiful blonde woman on his back.

As the Indian Chief watched,
the blonde
entered the Lone Ranger‘s tent
and spent the night.

The next morning the Indian Chief admitted
that he was impressed.

“You have a very fine and loyal horse,”

but we will still kill you in two days.”

“What is your SECOND request?”
The Lone Ranger again asked to speak
to his horse.

Silver came to him,
and he again whispered in the horse’s ear.

As before, Silver took off and disappeared
over the horizon.

Later that evening, to the Chief’s surprise,

Silver again returned,
this time with a voluptuous brunette,

even more attractive than the blonde.

She entered the Lone Ranger‘s tent
and spent the night.

The following morning the Indian Chief

“You are indeed a man of many talents,”

“But we will still kill you tomorrow.”

“What is your LAST request? “
The Lone Ranger responded,

“I’d like to speak to my horse – alone.”

The Chief was curious, but he agreed,

and Silver was brought to
the Lone Ranger‘s tent.

Once they were alone,
the Lone Ranger grabbed Silver
by both ears,
looked him square in the eye and said,

Listen Very Carefully! FOR…THE…LASTTIME


Sprint using bait and switch; leaves customer without promised options

sprint-logoWe have been faithful customers of Sprint for over 10 years.  We had been mostly happy and quite satisfied with the customer service provided by their representatives, until recently.  Sprint representatives today make verbal  promises over the phone that do not last for even six months.    Although representatives are warm, polite and helpful, the base of their poor and dishonest service doesn’t change.

Wonderful and polite reps will create an atmosphere of trust.   They will lie to you to keep you as a faithful customer, while providing a  future that will leave you wondering why you didn’t just go to a discount store for your cell phone.   After-all, the service and quality will be the same for almost all customers.

In fact, wireless service goes across the same towers and has all opportunity as your provider allows over their service.

Having been an internet service provider during it’s youth, I know that cell service is no different.  Bandwidth or services can be open or limited.  Other than bandwidth, Comcast was a great limiter of services such as email, news servers, web servers and others, but yet charging customers for full service at a specified bandwidth.

Fooling customers, for the purpose of profit without integrity, is the norm.  And yes, our  government eliminates   competition… but that’s another subject for another day.

This is the opinion of two specific and many very faithful long-term Sprint cell phone customers.

Weekly News & Politics Digest

  • What’s On Your Mind • Abe & Friends
    * * * * * * *
    So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln,
    And you ain't Abe Lincoln .."

    Obama has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln, SO WHY DOESN'T OBAMA USE THIS FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTE:

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

    … Abraham Lincoln

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:01 am

  • Election and Political • Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates
    * * * * * * *
    So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln,
    And you ain't Abe Lincoln .."

    Obama has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln, SO WHY DOESN'T OBAMA USE THIS FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTE:

    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

    … Abraham Lincoln

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:21 am

  • What’s On Your Mind • Mitt Romney
    Born March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan; earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University; attended both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, receiving both a law degree and an MBA.

    In 1999, Romney stepped into the national spotlight when he took over as president of the scandal-ridden Salt Lake City Olympic Games; the games were $397 million dollars in debt, and were plagued by bribery allegations to make matters worse. As a result, reputable sponsors stayed away from the games. Romney went into the situation very quickly, cutting back expenses and eliminating frills, traveling world-wide to gather sponsorships. In the end, ticket sales surpassed those of any previous Winter Olympics, and the $397 million dollar deficit was turned into a $56 million dollar surplus, which went to fund future Olympics. Romney turned his salary over to charity, and in addition contributed $1 million dollars to the Salt Lake City games.

    Statistics: Posted by mreill01 — Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:21 am

  • Election and Political • 2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates
    2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates (current – June 14, 2012)
    Only registered members may vote. Register here.

    Declared 2012 Democratic Presidential Candidate
    Current President of the United States


    Barack Obama

    Presidential Candidate Barack Obama
    Born to a Kenyan father and a Caucasian mother, the former community activist and lawyer came into national prominence with a show stopping keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, befitting his reputation as a brilliant orator. In 2008, after a hard fought win against Hillary Clinton to secure the Democratic nomination, the former Senator from Illinois crushed Republican John McCain to become the first African American to claim the presidency.

    More about Barack Obama on Wikipedia

    Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
    Former Governor of Massachusetts


    Mitt Romney

    Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
    Born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of George Romney (Governor of Michigan and HUD Secretary), Mitt Romney graduated from Brigham Young University, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, receiving both a law degree and an MBA. He stepped into the national spotlight as president of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. A prominent and successful businessman, the former Governor of Massachusetts turned the debt-ridden Olympic Games from a $397 million dollar deficit into a $56 million dollar surplus toward future Olympic Games.

    More about Mitt Romney on Wikipedia


    Statistics: Posted by gary — Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:41 pm

  • Site Help • Creating Attractive Posts
    To learn how to easily create attractive, eye catching posts and messages, look through the formatting help page

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:29 pm

  • Sports Politics • Buffalo Sabres Hockey Schedule
    Buffalo Sabres Hockey Schedule
    View history or posted upcoming events..:)


    Statistics: Posted by gary — Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:29 pm

  • What’s On Your Mind • Gasoline Tax By State
    This image map represents the tax per gallon imposed by each individual state. Add this to federal fuels tax and any local tax and wonder why we’re paying so much at the pump.


    Proposed Fuels Tax Law

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:18 pm

  • Culpeper • Re: Date of Town of Culpeper Elections
    I’ve had my fill of the way Culpeper is governed. All of the complaints of police and other "hot topics". I’ve had my personal dealings, as many already know. The same old guys keep being re-elected! Why??? Do folks leave their memories and minds at home when at the polls? I tried, in my hope and way, of an attempt to do something about the problems by creating this web site . I hope you visit and try to give it a chance and invite others to join you.

    Anna Mozingo and 2 others like this.
    Sherry Stewart Be patient Gary, change will come. We are working on it!
    Wednesday at 10:00pm · Like
    Rupert Wilson Quaintance It’s like this everywhere. Chemicals in the food and water keep people docile. Unending entertainment keep all the mindless man-children busy with sports and fluff.

    Also, people don’t want to risk not being able to cheer when their guy wins. Theyd rather celebrate a victory, than take a chance on something real.
    18 hours ago · Unlike · 2
    Maureen Kratochvil McNemar with the turnout at the last election I would say they just don’t care…so sad
    16 hours ago · Unlike · 2
    Gary Triplett
    I feel the same, Maureen. I think there also may be a reason that these types of elections are held other than in November. Another reason for poor turnout may be that there are no coordinated efforts among those that do have interest. If t…See More

    Rupert Wilson Quaintance Who has time to care? What, with SUVs and video games and American Idol and endless crappy country songs about blowing up brown people…. People are far too entertained to care. This is how Rome fell.

    Gary Triplett Then, what are we going to do about it, Wilson? I have some ideas, but it means that we’d have to get away from our "SUVs and video games and American Idol and endless crappy country songs about blowing up brown people" for a little while ;)

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:17 am

  • Culpeper • Date of Town of Culpeper Elections
    Date of the elections for the town government officials and poor voter turnout.

    I think there may be a reason that these types of elections are held other than in November. Another reason for poor turnout may be that there are no coordinated efforts among those that do have interest.

    Statistics: Posted by mreill01 — Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:48 am

  • Culpeper • Homeowners Association
    It seems that the Town of Culpeper, VA is gradually moving toward becoming a homeowners association rather than an incorporated township. Up until recently, grass height was ordained to be a public nuisance beyond 18". Now, the grass height ordinance has been arbitrarily changed from 18" to 12" or less within the town. The original need for this ordinance was to protect the health and safety of residents from fellow residents who would allow garbage or yard waste to accumulate on their property, with the resulting stench; this could potentially create a breeding ground for disease that might cause imminent peril to the community. Slowly, this has evolved into appearance wants over the original health concerns. The beautification of the town has emerged as the contemporary imminent concern to this overbearing town council. The burden of satisfying their vanity, under threat of penalty, (coercion), is a financial burden beyond the ability of some property owners. The result is loss of property.

    If the town upholds it’s ordinance, it must take care of its own property first, to include every inch completely and uniformly without exception. There must not be any targeted or highly visible area being priority. Anything less than this is hyporcritical.

    Throwing out the Constitution, Property and Individual Rights in favor of vanity and commerce is the "silent but deadly" trend.

    See the town’s actions just one year before…
    Oh, I almost forgot… please, "Liberty or Death – Don’t Tread on Me!" (Culpeper History)

    7172 Town Photo: Triplett Milling Company lot
    (See if you can find what warrants these extreme measures)

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Thu May 10, 2012 11:56 am

  • Audio • Re: Short Biggie – The Band
    Love Shack2.mp3First Remix

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:12 pm

  • Audio • Short Biggie – The Band
    Love Shack.mp3Love Shack

    Statistics: Posted by ShortBiggieBand — Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:24 pm

  • York County • The Hanover Tea Party Patriots
    The Hanover Tea Party Patriots will be holding it’s monthly meeting:

    To be announced.

    See The Hanover Tea Party Patriots Official Home Page

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:23 pm

  • Videos • Trees and Snow don’t mix

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:37 pm

  • Site Information and Announcements • Re: Full Release
    I very much appreciate the idea behind this website and hope the idea catches on. It is a very unique and original idea to provide a forum for average folks to discuss topics of concern; or, if they prefer not to discuss, to post their own opinions, thoughts and comments. With the birth of the TEA party and the Occupy Wall Street movement, there does seem to be a new thought process emerging in America, a new energy of a citizenry that is no longer willing to stand idly by and watch the government continue carelessly along the same old path. Best of luck with this forum- it should provide a way to communicate and produce solutions to our common concerns!

    Statistics: Posted by mreill01 — Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:26 am

  • Videos • Make Mine Freedom

    Statistics: Posted by mreill01 — Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:11 pm

  • Commentary • Bringing our troops home from Iraq
    Good evening,

    I’m writing to tell you that all US troops will return home from Iraq by the end of December. After nearly nine years, the American war in Iraq will end. Our servicemen and women will be with their families for the holidays.

    The war in Iraq came with tremendous cost. More than a million Americans served in Iraq, and nearly 4,500 gave their lives in service to the rest of us. Today, as always, we honor these patriots.

    When I came into office, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. As Commander in Chief, I ended our combat mission last year and pledged to keep our commitment to remove all our troops by the end of 2011. To date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops from Iraq.

    This is a significant moment in our history. For more information, including video, please visit

    The end of the war in Iraq reflects a larger trend. The wars of the past decade are drawing to a close.

    As we have removed troops from Iraq, we have refocused our fight against al Qaeda and secured major victories in taking out its leadership–including Osama bin Laden. And we’ve begun a transition in Afghanistan.

    On the first day of my Administration, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. By the end of this year that number will be cut in half, and we’ll continue to draw it down.

    As we welcome home our newest veterans, we’ll enlist their talents in meeting our greatest challenges as a nation—restoring our economic strength at home. Because after a decade of war, the nation that we need to build is our own.

    Today the United States moves forward, from a position of strength.

    Thank you,

    President Barack Obama

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:29 pm

  • Videos • Freedom
    Freedom.. deny it or be ignorant of our history and why we are able to even speak of it…….We_The_People_-_YouTube.flv

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:19 am

  • Election and Political • WeThe People

    Statistics: Posted by mreill01 — Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:39 pm

  • Commentary • Re: I dont get it
    I’m with you!

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:24 pm

  • Commentary • Re: I dont get it
    Gary, I’m guessing that most people don’t wanna comment on how they really feel because most of us don’t feel like it will make a difference, but the truth is that if you look around you MANY people feel the same way and we are TIRED of the way things are. Soooo if we join together maybe we can make a stand and make a difference and make a change in the way things are. I for one am tired of sitting on the sidelines and letting the government bulldoze their way along in life and destroy peoples livelyhood and families. So Let’s take a stand and get things rolling ….

    Statistics: Posted by southardjs — Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:17 pm

  • Sports Politics • Hank Williams, Jr. and ESPN Part Ways
    (Reuters) – ESPN pulled Hank Williams Jr.’s theme song from its "Monday Night Football" broadcast in a rebuke to the country music star for comments earlier in the day comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

    Williams, a Republican, had appeared on a Fox News’ morning television show "FOX and Friends" on Monday, and was asked which of his party’s presidential candidates he liked.

    "Nobody," he answered and then offered unprompted commentary on Obama‘s golf game this summer with House Speaker John Boehner. He called it a political mistake because "it turned a lot of people off."

    Obama and Boehner played side by side that day against Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich at the height of the congressional budget debate.

    Asked what he did not like about the friendly bipartisan golf match, Williams replied, "Come on! It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu."

    "They’re the enemy! Obama! And Biden!" he added.

    The network, which is owned by the Walt Disney Co, responded on Monday by yanking Williams’ familiar "MNF" theme, "All My Rowdy Friends," adapted from his 1984 hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," from the introduction of the broadcast.

    The song has opened "Monday Night Football" on both ABC and ESPN since 1991.

    "While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to ‘Monday Night Football,’" the sports channel said in a statement.

    "We are extremely disappointed with his comments and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast," the statement said.

    A spokesman for Bristol, Connecticut-based ESPN said it had not decided whether the action would be permanent.

    Williams, 62, later issued a statement acknowledging that his "analogy was extreme" but was intended "to make a point."

    "I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me — how ludicrous that pairing was," he said. "They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president."

    He added, "When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole, when everybody else is without a job — it just makes a whole lot of us angry."

    According to media reports, the team of Obama and Boehner beat Biden and Kasich at the summer golf matchup.

    (Reporting by Zach Howard; Editing by Steve Gorman, Cynthia Johnston and Bill Trott)

    Statistics: Posted by frank — Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:04 pm

  • United States, State and Local Governments • The Mason-Dixon Line
    October in 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as areas that would eventually become the states of Delaware and West Virginia. The Penn and Calvert families had hired Mason and Dixon, English surveyors, to settle their dispute over the boundary between their two proprietary colonies, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

    In 1760, tired of border violence between the colonies’ settlers, the British crown demanded that the parties involved hold to an agreement reached in 1732. As part of Maryland and Pennsylvania‘s adherence to this royal command, Mason and Dixon were asked to determine the exact whereabouts of the boundary between the two colonies. Though both colonies claimed the area between the 39th and 40th parallel, what is now referred to as the Mason-Dixon line finally settled the boundary at a northern latitude of 39 degrees and 43 minutes. The line was marked using stones, with Pennsylvania‘s crest on one side and Maryland’s on the other.

    When Mason and Dixon began their endeavor in 1763, colonists were protesting the Proclamation of 1763, which was intended to prevent colonists from settling beyond the Appalachians and angering Native Americans. As the Britons concluded their survey in 1767, the colonies were engaged in a dispute with the Parliament over the Townshend Acts, which were designed to raise revenue for the empire by taxing common imports including tea.

    Twenty years later, in late 1700s, the states south of the Mason-Dixon line would begin arguing for the perpetuation of slavery in the new United States while those north of line hoped to phase out the ownership of human chattel. This period, which historians consider the era of "The New Republic," drew to a close with the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which accepted the states south of the line as slave-holding and those north of the line as free. The compromise, along with those that followed it, eventually failed.

    One hundred years after Mason and Dixon began their effort to chart the boundary, soldiers from opposite sides of the line let their blood stain the fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the Southern states’ final and fatal attempt to breach the Mason-Dixon line during the Civil War. One hundred and one years after the Britons completed their line, the United States finally admitted men of any complexion born within the nation to the rights of citizenship with the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:11 pm

  • Site Information and Announcements • Intentions of
    There are two sites in one at gov.summit net

    Intentions of were never to create another "social networking" site as so many people use. Topic based discussions for the purpose of solutions to local, state and federal government issues is the true purpose. Unlike "wall-based" sites that is a mix of any topic that travels from newest to oldest substitutions, until lost to obscurity, topic based forums provide longevity with searchable and subscribable specific topics. The social side of allows a comfort factor to assimilate those accustomed to using other popular social sites. As a bonus, however, the social side of this site is a useful tool for those wishing to collaborate with colleagues in efforts to compose or study laws for submission to elected government bodies for consideration to become newly proposed bills.

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:12 am

  • Videos • Pants on the Ground

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:29 am

  • What’s On Your Mind • Bills to Laws
    Email to WSBA in York, PA

    I just sent an email to the White House with content suggesting that his jobs plan, with intention to bypass the congress, may bring arms from patriots of Virginia.

    Although I reside now in Pennsylvania, my heritage is of Jamestown, the first of our nation. I’ve been very upset by the trends of government, from federal as the lead, to state and then local, to act and grow to be an impact upon our lives each day. Growing and taxing and becoming a greater power and influence upon our lives.My hope is that elections will bring about a freedom of individuals, businesses and ingenuity. The free market, as we began, will bring forth this revival of our nation.

    Thank you.

    Make BILLS to become LAWS

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:10 pm

  • Site Comments and Suggestions • We needed this!
    This is great. Finally, a place where we can do more than just talk, like on Facebook. Everything gets lost there in the shuffle. Positive and productive things may just be developed here!

    Statistics: Posted by Concerned — Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 pm

  • Commentary • Re: Socialism Growing in the U.S.A.?
    This is so very true. We should learn from this and do something about it. Most of my friends seem to be very passive about this stuff. They are so busy trying to make a living and pay taxes. Tax upon tax, regulations and laws that are changing our culture fills their time. There seems to be little quality time with family and loved ones. My friends and I used to sit around and talk about science, technology, how to fix stuff around the house and create things and try to be inventive. Now, my friends seem to have less than two minutes because they have to rush to a business appointment, doing their taxes or are just not in any mood because they’ve been worrying how they are going to make it. Even the cost of driving to see each other is expensive. The price of oil is one thing, but the taxes almost kill us.

    Thanks for the post and this site, Gary. Keep it coming!

    Statistics: Posted by frank — Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:59 am

  • Commentary • Socialism Growing in the U.S.A.?
    If you enjoy your life today, that all is well, productive, successful and believe your grandchildren will have an even better life, then you need not waste time to read any more of this. You are either receiving benefits of social programs or are very fortunate. If the latter, congratulations are in order. Maybe you can share your secrets with the rest of us how you can feel immune, independent and isolated from the condition of our nation and the path it’s taking.

    If you’re still with me, then you must be a realist, have your blinders off and know that we are all interdependent. Like parasites on a thriving tree, even the strongest branches will eventually die along with the rest of the tree. The evidence and trend toward a more socialistic government and society surrounds our lives today in the U.S.A. Increased government involvement touches nearly every facet of our lives. We either haven’t studied history or are bound and determined to repeat it’s mistakes. Socialism has never worked in world history, unless you feel China is a success story (that’s an entire other story). Our nation nearly didn’t come into existence due to a "Utopian" socialistic experiment. This part of our nations history has been lost and seemingly not wished to be taught in our schools today. We want to "feel good", rewrite history and make everything seem "wonderful". It’s shameful. Sometimes the truth is difficult and hurts, but the lessons learned help to build a stronger future.

    Let me know what you think…..

    The American socialist experiment

    By Charles F. Wickwire
    September 2, 2002

    The Mayflower On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. The ship lay at anchor until March, the pilgrims living onboard while permanent housing was being built. When the Mayflower finally left, 27 adults and 23 children were left of the 102 people who set out across the ocean. Their governor was William Bradford and under his leadership, these first Americans began to make a new life in the New World.

    What very few Americans today know is this very first colony on the shores of America started out as a socialist colony. The Pilgrims at Plymouth set up a common store that worked on the principle of "From Each According To His Ability – To Each According To His Need". Everything that the colony produced was placed in the common store and was then distributed out as needed.

    For two years the colony worked to create a socialist Utopia but even with an additional 30 settlers who arrived a year after the Mayflower, the colony barely survived. Each winter the colonist would go hungry being reduced to rations of a quarter pound of bread at times. Governor Bradford relates his experiences concerning the socialist state he had helped to create:

    "The experience that was had in this commone course and condition, tired sundrie years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of that conceite of Platos and other ancients, applauded by some of later times; –that the taking away of propertie, and bringing in communitie into a comone wealth would make them happy and florishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this comunitie (so farr as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontente, and retard much imployment that would have been to their benefite and comforte. For the yong-men that were most able and fitte for labour and service did repine that they should spend their time and streingth to worke for other mens wives and children, with out any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, had no more in divission of victails and cloaths, than he that was weake and not able to doe a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalised in labours, and victuals, cloaths, etc., with the meaner and younger sorte, thought it some indignite and disrespect unto them. And for men’s wives to be commanded to doe service for other men, as dresing their meate, washing their cloaths, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brooke it. "

    Finally, in 1623, Governor Bradford called a meeting to discuss how to have a more productive growing season and be better prepared for the next winter. Governor Bradford writes:

    "All this while no supply was heard of, neither knew they when they might expecte any. So they [the pilgims] begane to thinke how they might raise as much corne as they could, and obtaine a beter crope than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in miserie. At length after much debate of things, the Gov. (with the advise of the cheefest amongest them) gave way that they should set downe every man for his owne perticuler, and in that regard trust to themselves… And so assigned to every family a parceel of land. This had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corne was planted than other waise would have bene by any means the Gov. or any other could use, and saved him a great deall of trouble, and gave farr better contente. The women now wente willingly into the feild, and tooke their litle-ons with them to set corne, which before would aledge weakness, and inabilitie; whom to have compelled would have bene thought great tiranie and opression."

    It was at this meeting between Governor Bradford and the chief members of the colony that the American free enterprise system was born. Governor Bradford writes about the results of this system:

    "By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plentie, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoysing of the harts of many, for which they blessed God. And in the effect of their perticular planting was well seene, for all had, one way and other, pretty well to bring the year aboute, and some of the abler sorte and more industrious had to spare, and sell to others, 50 as any generall wante of famine hath not been amongest them since to this day."

    This little known failed experiment in American socialism isn’t taught in today’s schools. If it was, our children might grow up to doubt governmental programs that redistribute wealth "from each according to his ability – too each according to his need."

    Source: William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647

    Charles Wickwire is a Computer Specialist who likes to share his opinion with those who are interested and even those who are not. He can be contacted at

    Statistics: Posted by gary — Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:25 am

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ‘ For Marijuana‘.

2. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

3. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is ‘To Go’.

4. Sing Along At The Opera.

5. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can’t Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.

6. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot Yelling, ‘Run For Your Lives! They’re Loose!’

7. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, ‘Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


Share This With Someone To Make Them Smile. It’s Called…THERAPY

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

 Chocolate Chip Muffins
Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Region European


  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g chocolate


  • sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)


Step 1
Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients. 

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients. 

Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.

Step 2
Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full. 

Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.

Step 3
Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough. 

Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked! 

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.

A letter to President Obama from Gary Triplett of Culpeper Virginia

By Gary Triplett We hire a president to make decisions, to be at the end of the line of those responsible for the affairs of our nation. We pay him well through direct pay and the lifetime of perks he receives. Few other jobs the people hire have such life-long personal perks for any employee. However, there are always excuses and allowances for the presidents mistakes and an ability to always excuse them to someone or something else. When will our president take responsibility any apply his integrity to to be responsible. News organizations always find a way to allow him the benefit of the doubt. We don’t pay him for that. We need a leader, someone that accepts responsibility and acts with great respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms.

Simply, we need a leader. Liberty, liberal, freedom should be for all. The government has a mandate to manage government… to protect those from outside and from within to harm our nation, to coordinate efforts of freedom and liberty and do ONLY as the Constitution clearly states. Any other activities by government are beyond our mandate of government.

Read this, Mr. President. Have respect for your employer. Although a limited time in your employee, you can still be fired for not doing what I pay you to do.

Freedom and equality for all

When will be without a government that tells us what freedom is?  Even “liberals” must admit that liberal means freedom…. freedom FROM government or others.  I am always then why liberals wish more government and control over freedom or more regulation.  It seems contrary!  So, should we all be liberal and wish more government an do and give all we have for it?  Lets say we do.  Now, we are all democrats and liberal.  We all have healthcare, gay marriage that we all give toward, cell phones and there are no rich people.  Here we are. Now what?  No greed exists? There are no groups or no one that has more than another… including our government?  Why now do I have incentive?  I have all I need, government provided.  Who’s paying for this?

Really, how elementary does simple logic and finance understand human nature, the failed attempts during the first landings by Europeans on this continent that it takes to know common wealth, all equal people can work.  We, people, are not progressed enough intelligently, to do as they represent in Star Trek.. that all wish and work for better.

Sadly, we still don’t care of others more that ourselves.. even at the expence of ourselves or our families  in the long term.

Hillsdale College’s Online Constitution Courses!

Hillsdale College’s Online Constitution Courses!

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Constitution 201 is a new 10-week online course examining American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. View more information about Constitution 201.

Constitution 101 is Hillsdale’s first online course. It follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students as part of the College’s rigorous Core Curriculum

America’s Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson said, was the product of “the American mind.” Our Constitution was made with the same purpose as the Declaration—to establish a regime where the people are sovereign, and the government protects the rights granted to them by their Creator.

The word “constitution” means “to ordain and establish something.” It also means “to set a firm thing strongly in place.” It is linked to two other words: statute and statue. All three words—constitution, statute, and statue—connote a similar idea of establishing something lasting and beautiful. 

The Constitution, then, is a work of art. It gives America its form. To fully know the “cause,” or purpose, of America, one must know the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, its author, mentioned four thinkers for their contribution to molding “the American mind”: Aristotle, Cicero, Algernon Sidney, and John Locke

Studying these philosophers is a wondrous task in itself, and it greatly helps our understanding of America, just as informed the statecraft of the Founders. Knowing the meaning of the Declaration and Constitution is vital to the choice before us today as to whether we will live under a Constitution different than the one bequeathed to us. 
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There is no fee to register for these courses, but there is a suggested donation of $50 to help cover the expense of making this course available to all Americans.

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Weekly News & Politics Digest, March 2, 2013