Conspiracy Brews 7.19.14
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If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews

 

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

 

Not your average political discussion group!

July 19, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.”

Harry Truman

 

Postcard photo of Harry S. Truman taken in Fra...

Postcard photo of Harry S. Truman taken in France during World War I. Noted on the reverse of the postcard “Given to John A. Hatfield in France in 1918 – returned to Harry S. Truman in January, 1962.” Donor: John A. Hatfield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“In a free country more especially, ten men who care are worth a hundred who do not.”

James Bryce

 

English: Picture of James Bryce.

English: Picture of James Bryce. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suggested Topics

 

– Shall we praise the job performance of Mayor Berry

 

 

– Are you supportive of or against the militarization of our police forces?

 

 

– What is your opinion of Chief Eden?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

“Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.”

Merle Kessler

 

Merle Kessler (Ian Shoales) outside the Philos...

Merle Kessler (Ian Shoales) outside the Philosophy Talk taping at the Marsh 2009-07-19 (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

“Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days, we had to live on nothing but food and water.”

W, C, Fields

 

W.C. Fields

W.C. Fields (Photo credit: twm1340)

“There is never enough time, unless you are serving it.”

Malcolm Forbes

Education's purpose is to replace an empty min...

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm S. Forbes (Photo credit: Nick Kenrick .)

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7.17.14
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Hundred Years’ War: In 1453, French forces routed the English in the Battle of Castillon, the concluding battle of the war. French forces, powerfully armed with Jean Bureau’s recently introduced field artillery, fortified their camp outside Castillon very strongly; and John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, having advanced against them with 1,000 horsemen some way ahead of his 5,000 foot soldiers, attacked the camp prematurely in the mistaken belief that it was being abandoned. The French cannon inflicted heavy losses on the dismounted cavalry; and though some of Shrewsbury’s infantry came up during the hour of battle, the English troops were finally routed by a sortie. Shrewsbury was killed, the garrison in Castillon surrendered the next day, and the capitulation of Bordeaux in October restored Guyenne and Gascony to France.

George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury

George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Third Jihad: In 1683, Turkish forces began the Siege of Vienna against the Habsburg Holy Roman emperor Leopold I. With the tacit support of the Hungarian army, 150,000 Turks laid siege to Vienna, succeeded in capturing the outer fortifications, and began to tunnel to the inner walls. The emperor fled the city.
In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

Siege Of Vienna By Ottoman Forces

Siege Of Vienna By Ottoman Forces (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Civil War: In 1862, Abraham Lincoln’s wartime Congress passed the second Confiscation Act, a precursor to the Emancipation Proclamation. It said that slaves of civilian and military Confederate officials “shall be forever free,” but it was enforceable only in areas of the South occupied by the Union Army. Lincoln was again concerned about the effect of an antislavery measure on the border states and again urged these states to begin gradual compensated emancipation.

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spanish Civil War: In 1936, right wing army generals launched a coup against the Second Spanish Republic. The Civil War took place because the rising was successful only in Old Castile, in Navarra, where Carlist support was decisive, and, of the larger towns, in Zaragoza, Sevilla, Córdoba, Valladolid, and Cádiz. Galicia soon went over to the Nationalists, as did most of Andalusia. Catalonia and the Basque provinces were loyal to the government because the republic guaranteed their autonomy. In Madrid and Barcelona the security forces, aided by the workers who were armed belatedly by the government, defeated the officers.

 

English: Poster of the catalan JJLL during the...

English: Poster of the catalan JJLL during the Spanish Civil War. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1944, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was seriously injured when his car was forced off the road by British fighter-bombers.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. The Fact.

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. The Fact. (Photo credit: Jimmy Big Potatoes)

World War II: In 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Harry S. Truman met at the Potsdam Conference, the last Allied summit conference during the war. The conferees discussed the substance and procedures of the peace settlements in Europe but did not attempt to write peace treaties. That task was left to a Council of Foreign Ministers. The chief concerns of the Big Three, their foreign ministers, and their staffs were the immediate administration of defeated Germany, the demarcation of the boundaries of Poland, the occupation of Austria, the definition of the Soviet Union’s role in eastern Europe, the determination of reparations, and the further prosecution of the war against Japan. The amity and good will that had largely characterized former wartime conferences was missing at Potsdam, for each nation was most concerned with its own self-interest, and Churchill particularly was suspicious of Stalin’s motives and unyielding position.

Big Three at the Potsdam Conference in Germany...

Big Three at the Potsdam Conference in Germany: Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry S. Truman and Generalissimo Josef Stalin, seated in garden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Who wishes to fight must first count the cost” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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Sustainable Land Development Code — Zoning Map Public Meetings
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SANTA FE COUNTY

SUSTAINABLE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

ZONING MAP PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners will hold three

additional public meetings throughout the County as part of the Zoning

Map Adoption Process. The Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC)

will go into effect when the Board of County Commissioners adopt the

zoning map. All property has been assigned a zoning classification in

accordance with the SLDC. Staff recommended changes to SLDC text

will also be discussed.

To view the interactive zoning map please visit

Interactive Zoning Map

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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Santa Fe County Fire Department,

Edgewood Station 1, #1 Municipal Way,

Edgewood, N.M.

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    Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Pojoaque multi-purpose building

1797 State Highway 502, Pojoaque, N.M.

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   Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds

3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, N.M.

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7/15/14
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Napoleonic Wars: In 1799, French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved to be instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. History records the time of discovery as August 1799; however, the unpublicized actions of the French soldiers preceded that “official” discovery by a man named Boussard (or Bouchard). The inscriptions, apparently composed by the priests of Memphis, summarize benefactions conferred by Ptolemy V Epiphanes (205–180 BC) and were written in the ninth year of his reign in commemoration of his accession to the throne. Inscribed in two languages, Egyptian and Greek, and three writing systems, hieroglyphics, demotic script (a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics), and the Greek alphabet, it provided a key to the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.

The demotic language scripts on the Rosetta St...

The demotic language scripts on the Rosetta Stone, year 196 BC, under Ptolemy V of Egypt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Georgia farmers attempted to restore the state’s agricultural economy, but the relationship between land and labor changed dramatically. After some experimentation with various contractual arrangements for farm labor following emancipation, the system of sharecropping, or paying the owner for use of the land with some portion of the crop, became a generally accepted institution in Georgia and throughout the South. The system encouraged both the landowner and the sharecropper to strive for large harvests and thus often led to the land being mined of its fertility. Almost invariably, land and capital remained in white hands while labor remained largely, though not entirely, black.

Chopping cotton on rented land, near White Pla...

Chopping cotton on rented land, near White Plains, Greene County, Ga. (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

In 1883, circus performer Charles Stratton, known to the world as General Tom Thumb, died. Stratton had ceased growing at the age of six months and remained 25 inches tall, weighing 15 pounds, until his teens; he later grew to 40 inches and 70 pounds. He was not quite 5 years old when Barnum hired him for his museum, but Barnum publicized him as General Tom Thumb, an 11-year-old dwarf from England; he quickly became a celebrated figure in the United States and abroad.

Salt Print of Charles Sherwood Stratton

Salt Print of Charles Sherwood Stratton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1965, Mariner 4, an unmanned space probe launched by NASA in 1964, flew by Mars and returned close-up pictures of its surface on this day in 1965, the pictures proving that the planet’s rumored canals were actually illusions.

English: Laucnh of an Atlas Agena D with Marin...

English: Laucnh of an Atlas Agena D with Mariner 4, at Cape Canaveral. Français : Lancement de Mariner 4 par une Atlas Agena D, à Cape Canaveral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight” Sun Tzu

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Marita Noon: Supreme Court to Obama Administration: You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda
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Greetings!

 

When my proofreader returned this week’s column, Supreme Court to Obama Administration–You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda (attached and pasted-in-below), she said: “I like it when you find something that few know about and point out the significance of it. Good job! You explained it well, so I could understand the significance. :-)” That’s what I like to do. The story covered in this week’s column is one that few people know about, but, I believe, is very important for America’s energy future.

 

I’ve been in Las Vegas for the past week where I spoke at The Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change and Freedom Fest. As I talked to hundreds of politically engaged people, at both conferences, almost no one knew about the UARG v. EPA case—the topic of this week’s column. While I am not pleased with the obvious impact of the Supreme Court’s decision: the EPA can regulate CO2—reading between the lines, there is cause for optimism from all who question the president’s authority to rewrite laws. I hope Congress will take up the challenge Justice Antonin Scalia laid down for them!

 

Please help me spread the good news by posting, passing on, and/or personally enjoying Supreme Court to Obama Administration–You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda.

 

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Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great, inc.

PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 87181

505.239.8998

PS: I met Dinesh D’souza, filmmaker for Obama’s 2016 and the new America, at Freedom Fest (photo on Facebook) and took my mother to see America last night. I highly recommend it. If you haven’t seen it yet, make a point of going to see it while it is still in the theaters.

 

 

For immediate release: July 14, 2014

Commentary by Marita Noon

Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great Inc.

Contact: 505.239.8998, marita@responsiblenergy.org

Words: 1105

 

Supreme Court to Obama Administration: You cannot rewrite laws to achieve your political agenda

Now that the dust has settled on the Supreme Court’s 2014 session, we can look at the decisions and conclude that the Administration received a serious smack down. Two big cases got most of the news coverage: Hobby Lobby and the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recess appointments. In both cases, the Administration lost. At the core of both, is the issue of the Administration’s overreach.

 

Within the cases the Supreme Court heard, one had to do with energy—and it, too, offered a rebuke.

 

You likely haven’t heard about Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG) v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—and may think you don’t care. But with the session over, UARG v. EPA makes clear the Court’s trend to trim overreach.

 

The UARG v. EPA decision came down on June 23. None of the major news networks covered it. Reviews of the 2014 cases, since the end of the session, haven’t mentioned it either. The decision was mixed—with both sides claiming victory. Looking closely, there is cause for optimism from all who question the president’s authority to rewrite laws.

 

A portion of the UARG v. EPA case was about the EPA’s “Tailoring Rule” in which it “tailored” a statutory provision in the Clean Air Act—designed to regulate traditional pollutants such as particulate matter—to make it work for CO2. In effect, the EPA wanted to rewrite the law to achieve its goals. The decision, written by Justice Antonin Scalia for the majority, stated:

“Were we to recognize the authority claimed by EPA in the Tailoring Rule, we would deal a severe blow to the Constitution’s separation of powers… The power of executing laws…does not include a power to revise clear statutory terms that turn out not to work in practice.”

 

Had the EPA gotten everything it wanted, it could have regulated hundreds of thousands of new sources of CO2—in addition to the already-regulated major industrial sources of pollutants. These new sources would include office buildings and stores that do not emit other pollutants—but that do, for example, through the use of natural gas for heating, emit 250 tons, or more of CO2 a year.

 

The Supreme Court did allow the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions from sources that already require permits due to other pollutants—and therefore allowed the EPA and environmentalists pushing for increased CO2 reductions to claim victory because the decision reaffirmed the EPA does have the authority to regulate CO2 emissions. However, at the same time, the decision restricted the EPA’s expansion of authority. Reflecting the mixed decision, the Washington Post said the decision was: “simultaneously very significant and somewhat inconsequential.”

 

It is the “very significant” portion of the decision that is noteworthy in light of the new rules the EPA announced on June 2.

 

Currently, the Clean Air Act is the only vehicle available to the Administration to regulate CO2 from power plant and factory emissions. However, the proposed rules that severely restrict allowable CO2 emissions from existing power plants, and will result in the closure of hundreds of coal-fueled power plants, bear some similarities to what the Supreme Court just invalidated: both involve an expansive interpretation of the Clean Air Act.

 

It is widely believed that the proposed CO2 regulations for existing power plants will face legal challenges.

 

Tom Wood, a partner at Stoel Rives LLP who specializes in air quality and hazardous waste permitting and compliance, explains: “Although the EPA’s Section 111 (d) proposals cannot be legally challenged until they are finalized and enacted, such challenges are a certainty.” With that in mind, the UARG v. EPA decision sets an important precedent. “Ultimately,” Wood says, “the Supreme Court decision seems to give more ammunition to those who want to challenge an expansive view of 111 (d).” Wood sees it as a rebuke to the EPA—a warning that in the coming legal battles, the agency should not presume that its efforts will have the Supreme Court’s backing.

 

In his review of the UARG v. EPA decision, Nathan Richardson, a Resident Scholar at Resources For the Future, says: “In strict legal terms, this decision has no effect on EPA’s plans to regulate new or existing power plants with performance standards. … However, if EPA is looking for something to worry about, it can find it in this line from Scalia:”

When an agency claims to discover in a long-extant statute an unheralded power to regulate “a significant portion of the American economy” . . . we typically greet its announcement with a measure of skepticism. We expect Congress to speak clearly if it wishes to assign an agency decisions of vast “economic and political significance.”

 

Cato’s Andrew Grossman adds: “The Court’s decision may be a prelude of more to come. Since the Obama Administration issued its first round of greenhouse gas regulations, it has become even more aggressive in wielding executive power so as to circumvent the need to work with Congress on legislation. That includes … new regulations for greenhouse gas emissions by power plants …that go beyond traditional plant-level controls to include regulation of electricity usage and demand—that is, to convert EPA into a nationwide electricity regulator.” Grossman suggests: “this won’t be the last court decision throwing out Obama Administration actions as incompatible with the law.”

 

Philip A. Wallach, a Brookings fellow in Governance Studies, agrees. He called the UARG v. EPA case “something of a sideshow,” and sees “the main event” as EPA’s power plant emissions controls, which have “much higher practical stakes.”

 

The UARG v. EPA decision is especially important when added to the more widely known Hobby Lobby and NLRB cases, which is aptly summed up in the statement by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ General Counsel Rich Moskowitz: “We are pleased that the Court has placed appropriate limits on EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. By doing so, the Court makes clear that an agency cannot rewrite the law to advance its political goals.”

 

Justice Scalia’s opinion invites Congress to “speak clearly” on agency authority. It is now up to our elected representatives to rise to the occasion and pass legislation that leaves “decisions of vast ‘economic and political significance’” in its hands alone. Such action could rein in many agency abuses including the heavy-handed application of the Endangered Species Act and public lands management.

 

It would seem that the UARG v. EPA decision—while “somewhat inconsequential”—is, in fact, “very significant.” With this decision the Supreme Court has outlined the first legislation of the new, reformatted, post 2014 election, Congress.

 

 

 

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc., and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy.

 

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7.14.14
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French Revolution: In 1789, a mob advanced on the Bastille in Paris, demanding the arms and munitions stored there, but, when the guards resisted, the crowd captured the prison, an act that symbolized the end of the ancien régime. That morning, when only seven prisoners were confined in the building, a crowd advanced on the Bastille with the intention of asking the prison governor, Bernard Jordan, marquis de Launay, to release the arms and munitions stored there. Angered by Launay’s evasiveness, the people stormed and captured the place; this dramatic action came to symbolize the end of the ancien régime. The Bastille was subsequently demolished by order of the Revolutionary government.

Bastille in 1789

Bastille in 1789 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1865, British mountaineer Edward Whymper climbed the 14,692-foot-high Matterhorn. After a number of attempts, chiefly on the Italian side, the Matterhorn was first conquered from the Swiss arête by Whymper, but four of his party fell to their deaths on the descent. Three days later it was scaled from the Italian side by a party of men from the village of Valtournanche, Italy, led by the Italian guide Giovanni Antonio Carrel.

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1881, American gunfighter Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett. He was reputed to have killed at least 27 men before being gunned down at about age 21. As a child, Billy the Kid went under the name of Henry McCarty. Scholarly opinion is divided over whether that or William H. Bonney, Jr. (the name he used later, as in the trial), was his true name. Another hypothesis is that Billy the Kid was in fact Ollie L. “Brushy Bill” Roberts, who escaped, lived in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, rode in Wild West shows, and died in 1950 in Hico, Texas.

The only surviving authenticated portrait of B...

The only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid. This tintype portrait sold at auction in June 2011 for USD $2,300,000 to William Koch. Detailed description here (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1913, Leslie Lynch King, Jr, was born in Omaha, Nebraska. While he was still an infant, his parents were divorced, and his mother moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she married Gerald Rudolph Ford, Sr., who adopted the boy and gave him his name. In 1974, when it became clear that President Richard Nixon would face criminal charges for his role in the Watergate Scandal and three articles of impeachment had been passed by the House Judiciary Committee, Nixon resigned, effective August 9. On that day, Ford took the oath of office and became president, stating, “Our long national nightmare is over.”

Polski: Gerald Ford w 1916 roku (za biblioteką...

Polski: Gerald Ford w 1916 roku (za biblioteką Forda) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1958, the Iraqi Army overthrew the monarchy. Iraqi General ʿAbd al-Karīm Qāsim’s revolutionary forces captured the capital, declared the downfall of the monarchy, and proclaimed a republic. The leading members of the royal house, including the king and the crown prince, were executed, and Nūrī al-Saʿīd was killed. Qāsim, head of the revolutionary force, formed a cabinet, over which he presided, and appointed himself commander of the national forces. He also assumed the portfolio of defense minister and appointed ʿĀrif minister of the interior and deputy commander of the national forces. A Council of Sovereignty, composed of three persons, was to act as head of state.

English: Location of Iraq.

English: Location of Iraq. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” Sun Tzu

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woodsEnd Church Mobile Food Pantry 7.18.14
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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7.13.14
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In 1713, Spain and Britain signed one of the treaties of Utrecht, this one giving Gibraltar and Minorca to Britain.

1827 Finely Map of Spain and Portugal - Geogra...

1827 Finely Map of Spain and Portugal – Geographicus – SpainPortugal-finely-1827 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1787, the Congress of the Confederation adopted the third Northwest Ordinance. This laid the basis for the government of the Northwest Territory and for the admission of its constituent parts as states into the Union. Under this ordinance, each district was to be governed by a governor and judges appointed by Congress until it attained a population of 5,000 adult free males, at which time it would become a territory and could form its own representative legislature. The Northwest Territory must eventually comprise a minimum of three and a maximum of five states; an individual territory could be admitted to statehood in the Union after having attained a population of 60,000. Under the ordinance, slavery was forever outlawed from the lands of the Northwest Territory; freedom of religion and other civil liberties were guaranteed; the resident Indians were promised decent treatment; and education was provided for. Under this ordinance, the principle of granting new states equal rather than inferior status to older ones was firmly established. “Northwest” described that part of the American frontier lying west of Pennsylvania, north of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi River, and south of the Great Lakes.

Location of Northwest Territory

Location of Northwest Territory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

French Revolution: In 1793, Jean-Paul Marat, a leader of the radical Montagnard faction during the French Revolution, was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday, a young Girondin supporter who was subsequently guillotined.

The Girondists's Execution

The Girondists’s Execution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1832, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft identified the source of the Mississippi River as Lake Itasca in Minnesota.
American Civil War: In 1861, General George B. McClellan and Union troops defeated Confederate forces in northwestern Virginia, an area that subsequently became West (By God) Virginia.

Engraving of Henry Schoolcraft by Wellstood an...

Engraving of Henry Schoolcraft by Wellstood and Peters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Civil War: In 1863, deadly anti-draft riots erupted in New York City. Although laboring people in general supported the Northern war effort, they had no voice in Republican policy and occasionally deserted from the army or refused reenlistment. Because of their low wages, often less than $500 a year, they were particularly antagonized by the federal provision allowing more affluent draftees to buy their way out of the Federal Army for $300. Minor riots occurred in several cities, and when the drawing of names began in New York City, mobs (mostly of foreign-born, especially Irish, workers) surged onto the streets assaulting residents, defying police, attacking draft headquarters, and burning buildings. Property damage eventually totaled $1,500,000. The insurrection was put down three days later.

English: photo of rioters attacking a building...

English: photo of rioters attacking a building on Lexington Avenue during the New York Draft Riot of 1863. The photo, appearing in William J. Bradley’s “The Civil War: Fort Sumter to Appomatox”, I believe falls under fair use as it is a historically significant photo of a famous individual and used for informational purposes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Russo-Turkish Wars: In 1878, the Treaty of Berlin was signed—replacing the Treaty of San Stefano, which had ended the last of the regional wars. Dominated by the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the Congress of Berlin solved an international crisis caused by the San Stefano treaty by revising the peace settlement to satisfy the interests of Great Britain (by denying Russia the means to extend its naval power and by maintaining the Ottoman Empire as a European power) and to satisfy the interests of Austria-Hungary (by allowing it to occupy Bosnia and Herzegovina and thereby increase its influence in the Balkans).

English: Russian Army in Bucharest, 1877. This...

English: Russian Army in Bucharest, 1877. This would be during one of the Russo-Turkish wars, part of which was the Romanian War of Independence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1923, a huge sign consisting of 50-foot-tall letters spelling out HOLLYWOODLAND was dedicated in the Hollywood Hills to promote a new residential subdivision. The LAND signs were removed in 1949.

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“If you think you can…or you think you can’t…you’re probably right.”

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Free Movie: God’s Not Dead
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Location: 344 & Christian Way (North of East Mountain Grill)

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Roger Mickelson’s Chuckles For Today 7.11.14
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Since Roger didn’t submit history today, I’m posting what he did send.  Hope you enjoy.

I very seldom burden your e-mail In Boxes with non-History stuff, but this humor is too good to keep “secret.” Thanks, Wally.

 

 

Did I read that right?

“TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW”

 

In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

 

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING – BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:(I sure hope so)
ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN’T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR

Notice in a farmer’s field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL DOESN’T WORK)

 

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

 

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Really? Ya think?

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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that’s taking things a bit far!

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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy!

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Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

See if that works any better than a fair trial!

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War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!

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If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya think?!

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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!

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Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be on to something!

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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge!

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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren’t they fat enough?!

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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Do they taste like chicken?

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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!

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And the winner is….

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 7.11.14
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  Friday Blast
    JULY11, 2014
The Edgewood Chamber
…working for you!We’ve had some excitement at the Edgewood chamber:

First President Chris Hopper had to resign from the board because of his increased workload.

Then Executive Director Madeline Heitzman resigned to relocate.

But this chamber doesn’t let the grass grow under our feet…

Vice President Robin Markley stepped up and will take the helm of the Chamber for the rest of the year.  The Board quickly contracted
Brenda Murray, our very excellent Program Director and co-founder
of Leadership Edgewood
to serve as our new
Executive Director!

Madeline will be around through Run Rally Rock, and both women
will be working together to insure a seamless transition!

Stop by for a
Hail and Farewell!



We are looking for someone interested in serving on the Board of Directors through December of this year.  If you are interested, call the office,

or call President Robin Markley

at 270-9092
Leadership Edgewood

Graduation will take place on July 18

at the beautiful home of

Peggy and Skip Mead.
We will be combining our July Mixer hosted by SASS that night.

Look for the mini blast invitation in your email
later this morning!

LEADERSHIP EDGEWOOD 2015
BEGINS IN JANUARY 2015!

 

 

RUN, RALLY & ROCK

August 9

Go to our website for entry forms
for the parade, Business Expo,
or Motorcycle Poker Run!

We have lots planned this year for an
even bigger RRR to celebrate
the Fifteenth Birthday

of Edgewood, Rich Ford, and
The Independent.

Posters and flyers available at the office
please help us get the word out!

 

 

 

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If you were unable to attend the wonderful
Birthday party for Howard Calkins held
Thursday July 10 on his 90th Birthday,

you have been invited to his home

for a celebration on Sunday July 13

from 2-5pm

Call Peg at

505-306-0861
to let her know you are coming.

Howard’s home is up Edgewood 7
(thats the road Sonic is on)

to Stanley Road. Turn Right and

go to the end of the road cross Mountainair Road
and into his
driveway…they’ll leave the gate open for you.

 

    Area Happenings

This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bethel Community Storehouse

is in need of volunteers.

Many positions are available in the

food pantry, thrift store, donation intake and sorting areas.

Volunteer orientation is held every Thursday at 10 am for ages 14 and up.

You choose the day, time and project.

Bring a friend, or come and make new friends.

Call 832-6642 for more info.

 

 

 

 Wildlife West Nature Park

   Saturday Night
Chuckwagon BBQ

every Saturday evening at 6pm at
Wildlife West!

Live Cowboy Band,  BBQ Feast,
Live Raptor Show
now through August 30!

Covered seating rain or shine!

Adults $25

Seniors $23

Age: 5-11 $12

Under 5 FREE
Call for Group Rates

Wonderful way to entertain your summer visitors!

Make reservations by 2pm day of show.

Call 505-281-7655, or 1 877 981 WILD

 

 

 

-Bear Barn Art Gallery

is open daily 10-5:30 every day except Tuesdays.

Stop by and help support our local artists. Located at Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo in Edgewood, 87 North Frontage Road past Hunter Building Materials.

Contact Gayle Bone at; 610-8073. gogobone59@copper.net


 

RETRO 66 Meetings:

-RETRO; 16 July, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Edgewood Community Center; 27 N. Frontage Rd just East of Dairy Queen

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Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

We welcome re-posting of the Friday Blast,with the understanding that the Edgewood Chamber is an independent organization of local business members.Statements and beliefs on other sites may not be construed as views or positions to which we adhere or agree.
  

      Edgewood Chamber      Join us on FacebookBoard Meeting

Monday August 11  at 6:15pm
Chamber office

 

Luncheon

Thursday August 14

11:30 am
Edgewood

Community Center

 

Mixer

Friday, July 18
Hosted by
SASS
will be combined with our Leadership Edgewood Graduation at the home of Skip and Peggy Mead.
Details to come in a special mini blast

 

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
EPCOR Water
The Independent
SASS

 

Executive Director:

         Brenda Murray


Board of Directors

President:
Robin Markely      2015

Vice President

Secretary:
Babara Ormand   2015

Treasurer:
Martha Eden          2014   

 

Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers               2015

Saul Araque                2015

Howard Calkins           2014
Tom Torres                  2014

Julie Bassett               2015

Committees:
Economic Development:

Tom Torres

Membership:

                  Howard Calkins

Events:        Robin Markley

                    Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Roger Holden

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month  Call 281-1999 orinfo@eastmountainchamber.com 

Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087

 

Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am. 847-2975  or
mcc@mountainairchamber.com

 

About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pmFridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call and we’ll be sure to meet you!Location:

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico

Phone Number

     505-286-2577
e-mail:

info@
edgewoodchambernm.com

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a chamber member,
you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here.
It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!

Stop by the office to see
Madeline if you have
any questions ,
or call my cell 850-2523.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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Judge rules IRS must account for actions
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Just Received From Judicial Watch

Dear Friend,

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton will appear on “The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly” on the Fox News Channel in the 9 pm ET hour tonight, Thursday, July 10, regarding the Judicial Watch victory for accountability in the hearing held this morning by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan concerning the emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act requests and a lawsuit.

Judge Sullivan has ordered that an IRS official must swear in writing under oath in the next 30 days about Lois Lerner’s lost emails and computer crash.

Best,

The Judicial Watch Team

**All media appearances are subject to change without notice.***

Make a Contribution

Visit JudicialWatch.org
425 3rd St, SW Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024

 

Lois G. Lerner

 

 

 

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7.10.14
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In 1584, William I (William of Orange), first of the hereditary stadholders of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, was assassinated by a fanatical Catholic, the Franc-Comtois Balthasar Gérard. His last words were a prayer for the people he had tried to lead for so long. The family seat of Breda being then in enemy hands, he was buried in the New Church at Delft.

Willem II, prince of Orange, and his wife Mari...

Willem II, prince of Orange, and his wife Maria Stuart (by Gerard van Honthorst, 1652) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1609, the Catholic League was formed by Maximilian I, duke of Bavaria, and the Catholic powers in Germany. The League was designed to stem the growth of Protestantism in Germany. In alliance with the Habsburg emperors, the League’s forces, led by Johann Tserclaes, Graf von Tilly, played a key role in the Thirty Years’ War.

English: Maximilian I , anonymous portrait.

English: Maximilian I , anonymous portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1929, US paper currency size was reduced by approximately 25 percent.

In 1952, the constitution of Eritrea, prepared by the United Nations in consultation with Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, was adopted. Eritrea’s coastal location has long been important in its history and culture—a fact reflected in its name, which is an Italianized version of Mare Erythraeum, Latin for “Red Sea.” The Red Sea was the route by which Christianity and Islam reached the area, and it was an important trade route that such powers as Turkey, Egypt, and Italy hoped to dominate by seizing control of ports on the Eritrean coast. Those ports promised access to the gold, coffee, and slaves sold by traders in the Ethiopian highlands to the south.

Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1973, The Bahamas gained independence from Britain within the Commonwealth.

Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1985, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk by two bomb explosions while berthed in Auckland Harbor, New Zealand, probably caused by French intelligence officers. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 in British Columbia to oppose US nuclear testing at Amchitka Island in Alaska. The loose-knit organization quickly attracted support from ecologically minded nut-cases and began undertaking campaigns seeking, among other goals, the protection of endangered whales and seals from hunting, the cessation of the dumping of toxic chemical and radioactive wastes at sea, and the end of nuclear-weapons testing.

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior at Victori...

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior at Victoria’s Inner Harbour (Photo credit: Nick Kenrick .)

World War III (the end): In 1991, Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected President of the Russian Republic, guiding Russia through a stormy decade of political and economic retrenching until his resignation on the eve of 2000.

English: President William Clinton and Preside...

English: President William Clinton and President Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much; such men are dangerous.” Correctly attributed to William Shakespeare who wrote that Julius Caesar spoke those words. Thanks, buddy!

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Conspiracy Brews 7.12.14
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If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Exhibit in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphi...

Exhibit in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not your average political discussion group!

July 12, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“A man who doesn’t trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.”

Cardinal de Retz

English: Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal...

English: Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz (1613 – 1679) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Secrecy and a free, democratic government don’t mix.”

Harry Truman

Harry S. Truman, President of the USA in 1945.

Harry S. Truman, President of the USA in 1945. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

– What laws would you like to see done away with and what laws would you like to see passed by our NM Legislature

– Are you supportive of or against the militarization of our police forces?

– Does Kathy Korte have a loose screw or lip or both?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.”

William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

Ernest Hemingway's 1923 passport photo

Ernest Hemingway’s 1923 passport photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.”

Franklin P Adams (at least 70 years or more ago)

Caricature of Franklin Pierce Adams by William...

Caricature of Franklin Pierce Adams by William Auerbach-Levy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There will be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting.”

George Carlin

George Carlin

Cover of George Carlin

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 7.9.14
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French and Indian War: In 1755, General Edward Braddock‘s British army was thoroughly defeated by a smaller force of French and Indians of several tribes led by Captain Daniel de Beaujeu and, after his death, by Captain Jean Dumas, in the Battle of the Monongahela. After a slow march from Fort Cumberland in northwest Maryland toward Fort Duquesne (modern Pittsburgh), Pa., the British party met the French and their Indian allies, whose style of fighting won the battle and kept Fort Duquesne in French possession. Unused to fighting except in formations appropriate to European warfare, the British regulars were routed. Of the 1,459 British troops actively engaged, almost 1,000 were killed or wounded. The survivors included George Washington, then a civilian aide-de-camp to Braddock.

General Edward Braddock

General Edward Braddock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1762, Catherine II overthrew Peter III and began her reign as empress of Russia. Previously known as Sophie Friederike Auguste, Prinzessin (princess) von Anhalt-Zerbst, Catherine led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe, carrying on the work begun by Peter the Great. With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding the Crimea and much of Poland.

Young Catherine soon after the arrival to Russ...

Young Catherine soon after the arrival to Russia, by Louis Caravaque. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Revolution: In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read to General George Washington’s Continental Army troops in New York City.

Reading the Declaration of Independence to Was...

Reading the Declaration of Independence to Washington 1776 (Photo credit: c_nilsen)

In 1816, the Congress of Tucumán declared Argentina’s independence from Spain. The 32 delegates met to devise a new political structure to cope with the disarray in the country. Having formally proclaimed Argentina’s independence from Spain, the delegates appointed Juan Martín de Pueyrredón as supreme dictator, while they conducted a fruitless search for a monarch. European royal candidates and even an Inca prince were considered.

Coat of arms of Argentina

Coat of arms of Argentina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1850, Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States, died only 16 months after taking office. Taylor’s brief administration was beset with problems, the most perplexing of which was the controversy over the extension of slavery into the newly acquired Mexican territories. By 1848 Taylor had come to oppose the creation of new slave states, and in December 1849 he called for immediate statehood for California, whose new constitution explicitly prohibited slavery. Southerners in Congress, who feared a permanent majority of free states in the Senate, fought bitterly against the proposal, and the controversy was not finally resolved until September of the following year (two months after Taylor’s death), with the adoption of the Compromise of 1850. A further problem was the revelation in mid-1850 of financial improprieties on the part of three members of Taylor’s cabinet. Deeply humiliated, Taylor, who prided himself on honesty, decided to reorganize his cabinet, but before he could do so he died suddenly of an attack of cholera.

Half-Plate Daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor, cr...

Half-Plate Daguerreotype of Zachary Taylor, cropped 8×10 to remove framing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding in Amsterdam and lived in a secret annex—an experience documented in her diary, which became a classic of war literature—until their capture on August 4, 1944.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1943, Allied forces launched Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. The Axis had only 10 Italian divisions of various sorts and two German panzer units stationed on the island of Sicily at midsummer 1943. The Allies threw some 478,000 men into the island—150,000 of them in the first three days of the invasion. Under the supreme command of British General Harold Alexander, General Bernhard Law Montgomery’s British 8th Army and US General George Smith Patton’s 7th Army were to be landed on two stretches of beach 40 miles long, 20 miles distant from one another, the British in the southeast of the island, the Americans in the south.

Troina, Sicily, location of the Battle of Troi...

Troina, Sicily, location of the Battle of Troina during Operation Husky in World War II. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“De inimico non loquaris male, sed cogites.” Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.

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