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   Flaming Sword  As of today,Syrup of Ipecac is no longer being manufactured. It is suggested one show patient a video of Loretta Lynch's acceptance speech instead.
10 hours ago .

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   Bettijo  He may have been a democrat, but he was a statesman. He had integrity, character, honesty, and honor; something rarely seen in a politician today.

Note the last one on Harry Truman
"Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow".

It's one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They won't believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence, Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise." As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food. Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth.

Today, too many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference! We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being frugal with our tax dollars!
April 22 at 12:54 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Thank you for posting this note on President Truman's ethics, an amazing reminder of what was once a public moral standard,sadly barely recognizable in today's sad world.
April 23 at 20:37 EST .

   Linder  Visited the Truman Library and home a few years ago...a refreshing step back in time.
April 24 at 11:13 EST .

   RedWhiteBlue  The Texas Tenors....if this doesn't do it for ya....GET READY FOR CHILLS.
April 21 at 13:41 EST .

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   StormCnter  That was lovely. Thank you.
April 21 at 17:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  I slipped over [after] to their "You Raise Me Up" - also special.
April 21 at 20:37 EST .

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   Safetydude  You know RWB, when Lee Greenwood released his song in the early nineties I think we all teared up when we heard it for the first time.

Now I think it's gratuitous; a way for a performer or band to get everyone on their feet.

I don't know anything about "The Texas Tenors" and I was wrong in my criticism of Gary Sinise, so maybe I should do some homework before I post this.
But here goes. We live in a retirement community in SW Florida and we have community dances a couple of times a month.
At the last dance of the winter season the band finished the evening with "God Bless The USA".

As it started the people on the floor joined hands in a circle. Miss Tina and I were at our table with friends and she said I should get up join the circle. I said "not interested" but when some guy took the flag from its stand at the side of the stage and started to wave it I got up and told him to hold it still and high. I backed up a couple of paces and rendered the hand salute. Soon several other veterans came up and did the same.
April 21 at 21:37 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  This is a MUST-HAVE!
April 20 at 17:25 EST .

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   JoniTx  Here's a look at 'Presidential Spouses'....
April 18 at 12:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I just started a fundraiser at "GoFundMe". I want to try and help folks save a little cash along with getting some satisfaction from doing some tasks for themselves. Remember the TV show "Newhart" where Bob was a writer of "How-To" books? Well this is my attempt at that, only in the Internet age. Please check out the link:
April 18 at 01:03 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Not surprisingly, my first support came from an LDotter here at the Connection. I am grateful and thankful. You flks are the finest kind.
April 19 at 20:55 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Why doesn't the NFL just start recruiting inmates up for parole,and skip the middlemen?
April 15 at 17:42 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  Question.. Can Obama be tried for treason since he isn't actually a legal US citizen?
April 13 at 17:40 EST .

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   Gerty  I don't believe it has ever been proven that Obama is NOT a US citizen.
April 13 at 18:13 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  OK, I'll rephrase. If he isn't a legal US citizen?
April 13 at 18:15 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm assuming he is a citizen as his birth mother was. But, if he was not, then I think no, a non-citizen cannot be treasonous.
April 13 at 22:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  About 5 years ago Jack Cashill and others did extensive research & according to their conclusions: 1 ) you have to go by the law that was in effect in 1961 - at that time a mother could not confer citizenship upon her child unless she had attained age 19 (his mother turned 19 months after his birth ). 2 ) Therefore the father's citizenship would apply, and if his father is who he says he is - Kenya was a British colony/protectorate at the time & BHO would have been considered a British subject. This could mean that the birth certificate applied for in Hawaii by his grandmother might not be the forgery as claimed, having never been forensically investigated. 3 ) His mother applied for a US passport for him at age 5, it was denied with the reason given as the US was unauthorized to grant him a passport - thus, her subsequent marriage to Lolo, his adoption of him and an Indonesian passport issued. 4 ) There is no record of him attempting to reclaim American citizenship - IIRC a child in his circumstance would have until age 18 to do so. I haven't seen anything further to Sheriff Joe's investigation.. Using BHO's own words, "you don't hide something unless you have something to hide". More questions then answers, and Balo is right - a non-citizen can't be tried for treason.
April 14 at 10:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's an interesting take on the whole birth thing:
The Brits could easily refute the claim that he was Kenyan born... interesting that they haven't and won't allow access to those records. We can all just get used to scratching our heads.
April 14 at 11:58 EST .

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   Safetydude  Some food for thought.
April 15 at 17:31 EST .

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   Bettijo  "There are three ways for a person to claim citizenship, what most of us think of first is called Jus soli, “the right of the soil,” which is the physical location of your place of birth. (Do we know Obama's place of birth? ) The second is what is called Jus sanguinis, “the right of blood,” which you inherit from your parents. (I don't know how this works since his one US parent was underage ). The third is a combination of Jus soli and Jus sanguinis, and it is this combination that determines if one is a natural born citizen."

We know he is not a natural born citizen, but he may not be a citizen at all. I have read that he had to have acquired Indonesian citizenship to go to school there and there is no record of his ever rescinding it. So, who knows?
April 16 at 20:29 EST .

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   Guard SGT (ret)  The problem for Usurper Barry Soetoro is that the Supreme Court in 1875 in the Minor Case defined Natural Born Citizen as a person whose parents, plural, are citizens at the time of their birth. Barry's father was not a US Citizen when Barry was born. Barry's father was a British Subject. So based on this, Barry never has been, is not, nor ever can be a Natural Born Citizen. Thus Barry is Constitutionally forever barred from ever being President. Thus he is a Usurper with no Constitutional power or authority.
The real birthers are the democrats that claim where one is born matters. It does not. Barry could have been born in the Oval Office and still he wouldn't be a Natural Born Citizen.
I will add that both Cruz and Rubio have the exact same problem. If elected, either would be our second Usurper.
April 21 at 10:04 EST .

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   JoniTx  Here it is, Hillary is running:
April 12 at 16:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just read some of the comments after - amazing, one was moved to write that "0 cut the deficit by more than 700 billion" - but fails to understand how much he grew the debt by trillions. There seems to be confusion about the terms - debt and deficit; living in the today with no thought of tomorrow. Every HS graduate should be required to understand Economics & not Paul Krugar's version.
April 20 at 10:26 EST .

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   Timber Queen  Tales from the forest. Sometime Tuesday night a HUGE tree fell across the creek during a rainstorm. I heard a funny "thwamp" sound Tuesday night, but not until Thursday morning did I notice that the view from the deck seemed more open. First we've got to get the branches and debris out of the creek bed and get the water flowing freely again. However, it appears that this is a blessing in disguise. For years we have wanted to bridge the creek so we could easily access the other side, which is where a majority of our parcel is located, but there always seems to be another priority for funding. While we have envisioned a bridge wide enough to accommodate the tractors, it may be that a foot bridge has landed in our laps, so to speak.
   April 10 at 17:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  TQ, last night my login didn't work, you really need to post Trooper and Remington s pics on the dog & critter wall, they will be a great help . GOD BLESS AMERICA
April 10 at 18:19 EST .

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   Gerty  Be careful on that "bridge", Miss TQ! It looks beautiful.
April 10 at 18:39 EST .

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   Timber Queen  EC - Remington and Trooper photo posted on the Critter wall.

Gerty - The Timber King is planning many improvements to make our bridge safe to cross; it will be limbed and cleaned up, the top of the log will be planed flat, and it will have hand/guard rails. We have my life-long best friend and her husband coming for their annual two week visit at the end of April into May, and I know they'll be all in to help on the bridge project. For years the four of us have been scouting the creek for possible crossing points. We always rejected this site because the bank on the other side was so high. I just love it when the Lord provides!
April 10 at 22:17 EST .

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   Gerty  That settles it! You must keep us up on this anticipated project. The Lord does, indeed, provide.
April 11 at 10:08 EST .

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