Lois Lerner: No Lois Lane
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She gets to claim the title of Liar Lois Lerner for her part in the cover-up of the alleged “missing,” e-mails in the belly of the beast serving as a secret vault for wrong-doing to the citizens of these United States of America.

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Ser...

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The it: Wikipedia)

Thanks to the Judicial Watch organization and the donations of citizens, their crimes and perjured testimonies have not escaped detection.

You can follow the link below to read how Lois and her friends were finally outed as regards the almost missing e-mails.

Still, the IRS (DOJ) attorneys won’t look for the e-mails because it is too hard.  We guess the final decision on finding the documents will have to wait for a judge’s decisions.  Are there any bets on which way a judge will rule?

Liar Lois & Her IRS Friends

Lois Lane

Lois Lane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Liar Lois Lerner

Liar Lois Lerner

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.26.14
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Third Jihad:    In 1071, Seljuq Turk forces under Alp-Arslan vanquished the Byzantine army and captured the emperor Romanus IV Diogenes at the Battle of Manzikert. Spurred by Seljuq raids and incursions into Byzantine-ruled Anatolia, Romanus had earlier assembled a large army to reestablish the security of the Byzantine Empire’s eastern frontier there. In the spring of 1071 he led this army into parts of Turkish-held Armenia, entering Armenia along the southern branch of the Upper Euphrates River. Near the town of Manzikert (present Malazgirt, Turkey), he divided his army, which was composed of mercenaries that included a contingent of Turkmen, sending some ahead to secure the fortress of Akhlât on nearby Lake Van and taking others with him into Manzikert. Learning of the Byzantine foray into his territory, Alp-Arslan hastened to Manzikert, where he confronted the emperor’s army. Romanus abandoned Manzikert in an attempt to reunite his forces with the group besieging Akhlât. Trapped in a valley on the Akhlât road, he neglected to send out scouts to assess the enemy’s position, and the Turks fell upon him. Romanus fought valiantly and might have won if his position had not been weakened by treachery within his ranks; his Turkmen troops went over to the enemy the night before the battle, and one of his generals, Andronicus Ducas, perceiving that the cause was lost, fled with his men. The Byzantine army was destroyed, and Romanus was taken prisoner.

 

English: Byzantine empire after the battle of ...

English: Byzantine empire after the battle of Manzikert, before the crusades (spanish version) Español: Mapa del imperio bizantino antes de las cruzadas (versión en español) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hundred Years’ War:    In 1346, the English, led by Edward III, defeated the French at the Battle of Crécy. Philip VI of France advanced against Edward with some 12,000 men-at-arms and numerous other troops. Edward then turned sharply northeastward, crossing the Seine at Poissy and the Somme downstream from Abbeville, to take up a defensive position at Crécy-en-Ponthieu. There he posted dismounted men-at-arms in the center, with cavalry to their right (under his son Edward, the Black Prince) and to their left (under the earls of Arundel and of Northampton) and with archers on both wings. Italian crossbowmen in Philip’s service began the assault on the English position, but they were routed by the archers and fell back into the path of the French cavalry’s first charge. More and more French cavalry came up, to make further thoughtless charges at the English center; but while the latter stood firm, the archers wheeled forward, and the successive detachments of horsemen were mowed down by arrowshots from both sides. By the end of the day Philip’s brother, Charles II of Alençon, and his allies King John of Bohemia and Louis II of Nevers, count of Flanders, as well as 1,500 other knights and esquires were dead.

 

Česky: Bitva u Kresčaku 1346

Česky: Bitva u Kresčaku 1346 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1429, Joan of Arc and her soldiers reached the outskirts of Paris in preparation for an attack, part of Charles VII’s campaign to drive the English from French soil , but the assault ultimately failed.
In 1789, France’s National Assembly adopted its Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.

 

Representation of the Declaration of the Right...

Representation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789 Includes “Eye of providence” symbol (eye in triangle) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1883, the volcano Krakatoa in Indonesia began to erupt, and 36,000 people were killed by the eruption and the resulting tsunami.

 

English: An 1888 lithograph of the 1883 erupti...

English: An 1888 lithograph of the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War I:    In 1914, the Battle of Tannenberg, fought between the Germans and the Russians, began. Two Russian armies, the 1st, which was under General P.K. Rennenkampf, and the 2nd, under A.V. Samsonov, invaded German East Prussia in August 1914. Rennenkampf fought a successful action at Gumbinnen on August 20 but failed to maintain contact with Samsonov. The German commanders Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, making use of a plan devised by Lieutenant Colonel Max Hoffmann, threw all their strength against Samsonov’s isolated army near Uzdowo, just south of the historic site of Tannenberg. Samsonov fell back, losing about half of his army in the next few days. Samsonov shot himself in despair on August 29. The Germans took 92,000 prisoners. The Russians lost another 30,000 killed or wounded, while the Germans sustained a total of only 13,000 casualties.

English: Russian prisoners and guns captured a...

English: Russian prisoners and guns captured at Tannenberg Deutsch: Russische Gefangene nach der Schlacht bei Tannenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Happiness does not come from without; it comes from within.”        Helen Keller

 

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.25.14
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In 325, the Council of Nicaea—the first ecumenical council of the Christian church—brought to an end the controversy of Arianism, concluding that God the Father was of equal status with God the Son.

 

Icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea.

Icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1916, the National Park Service was established within the Department of the Interior.

 

Logo of the United States National Park Service

Logo of the United States National Park Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War I: In 1921, the United States signed a peace treaty with Germany.

 

World War III: In 1945, John Birch, an American Baptist missionary and US Army intelligence officer, was killed by Chinese communists, which later inspired the foundation of the John Birch Society—a private organization that considered Birch to be the first hero of the Cold War.

English: Sign from the John Birch Society advo...

English: Sign from the John Birch Society advocating US withdrawal from the United Nations , with Ron Paul sign in background, Pittsburgh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Happy girls are the prettiest.” Audrey Hepburn

 

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Edgewood Food Pantry & Civitan Clothing Distribution 8.28.14
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Conspiracy Brews 8.23.14
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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!

August 23, 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 ***

“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.”

Thomas Jefferson

“It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak, and another to hear.”

Henry David Thoreau

Suggested Topics

– We’ve had the War on Poverty for 50 years…how’s that working

–We’ve had the War on Drugs for 40 years…how’s that working?

– Who in New Mexico speaks for New Mexico?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.”

Japanese proverb

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

Oscar Wilde

“The difference between Los Angeles and yoghurt is that yoghurt has an active, living culture.”

Unknown

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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

Benjamin Franklin 1767

Benjamin Franklin 1767 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not your average political discussion group!

August 23, 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 ***

“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.”

Thomas Jefferson

English: A Portrait of Thomas Jefferson as Sec...

English: A Portrait of Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak, and another to hear.”

Henry David Thoreau

English: Portrait by Benjamin D. Maxham (dague...

English: Portrait by Benjamin D. Maxham (daguerreotype), black and white of Henry David Thoreau in June 1856. The writer-collar post a beard and is dressed in a black frock coat, a white shirt and a black bow tie. Français : Portrait par Benjamin D. Maxham (daguerréotype), en noir et blanc de Henry David Thoreau, en juin 1856. L’écrivain poste une barbe-collier et est habillé d’une redingote noire, d’une chemise blanche et d’un noeud papillon noir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

– We’ve had the War on Poverty for 50 years…how’s that working

–We’ve had the War on Drugs for 40 years…how’s that working?

– Who in New Mexico speaks for New Mexico?

(Light Quotes of the week)

“A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.”

Japanese proverb

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The difference between Los Angles and yoghurt is that yoghurt has an active, living culture.”

Unknown

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woodsEnd Church Food Pantry Drop 8.22.14
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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.21.14
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In 1614, Transylvanian Countess Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Báthory was “discovered” dead in her castle chambers. She had been accused of killing dozens, perhaps hundreds, of young women and girls with the assistance of her servants. On December 30, 1609, Báthory and her servants were arrested. The servants were put on trial in 1611, and three were executed. Although never tried, Báthory was sealed in her chambers at Castle Cachtice. While documents from Báthory’s trial supported the accusations made against her, modern scholarship has questioned the veracity of the allegations. Báthory was a powerful woman. The fact that a large debt owed by Matthias to Báthory was canceled by her family in exchange for permitting Matthias to manage her captivity suggests that the acts attributed to her were politically motivated slander that allowed relatives to appropriate her lands.

 

Erzsébet Báthory

Erzsébet Báthory (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1808, British General Arthur Wellesley used his “thin red line” of infantry to defeat French General Andoche Junot‘s forces at the Battle of Vimeiro, leading to British control of Portugal. The arrival of two superior British officers prevented a pursuit because they preferred to sign the unpopular convention of Sintra, whereby Junot’s army was repatriated. Public outcry brought about the court-martial of Wellesley and his colleagues. Though acquitted, Wellesley returned to Ireland as chief secretary.

 

General Jean-Andoche Junot's forces crossed th...

General Jean-Andoche Junot’s forces crossed the border at the end of 1807, to conquer Portugal in order to partition it. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1831, Nat Turner began an unsuccessful slave rebellion in the American South that eventually killed 60 people. On the night of August 21, together with seven fellow slaves in whom he had put his trust, he launched a campaign of total annihilation, murdering Joseph Travis (his owner) and his family in their sleep and then setting forth on a bloody march toward Jerusalem. In two days and nights about 60 white people were ruthlessly slain. Doomed from the start, Turner’s insurrection was handicapped by lack of discipline among his followers and by the fact that only 75 blacks rallied to his cause. Armed resistance from the local whites and the arrival of the state militia—a total force of 3,000 men—provided the final crushing blow. Only a few miles from the county seat the insurgents were dispersed and either killed or captured, and many innocent slaves were massacred in the hysteria that followed. Turner eluded his pursuers for six weeks but was finally captured, tried, and hanged.

 

Discovery of Nat Turner: wood engraving illust...

Discovery of Nat Turner: wood engraving illustrating Benjamin Phipps’s capture of Nat Turner (1800-1831) on October 30, 1831 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1959, President Dwight David Eisenhower signed an Executive Order making Hawaii the 50th State in the Union.

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Cover of Dwight D. Eisenhower

World War III: In 1991, Latvia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.

 

English: Communist leaders Nicolae Ceauşescu o...

English: Communist leaders Nicolae Ceauşescu of Romania (left) and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War III: Also in 1991, the hard-line coup against Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev collapsed in the face of a popular uprising led by Russian Federation President Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin.

English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. Televised addres...

English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. Televised address by President Boris Yeltsin. Русский: МОСКВА, КРЕМЛЬ. Телевизионное обращение Президента России Бориса Ельцина. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“If you have a moral issue with someone else, that’s ethics. If you have a moral issue with the world, that’s politics.”

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.20.14
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In 1619, slaves were first brought to the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. They had been carried on a Portuguese slave ship sailing from Angola to Veracruz, Mexico. While the Portuguese ship was sailing through the West Indies, it was attacked by a Dutch man-of-war and an English ship out of Jamestown. The two attacking ships captured about 50 slaves—men, women, and children—and brought them to outposts of Jamestown. More than 20 of the African captives were purchased there. Records concerning the lives and status of these first African Americans are very limited. It can be assumed that they were put to work on the tobacco harvest, an arduous undertaking. English law at this time did not recognize hereditary slavery, and it is possible that they were treated at first as indentured servants (obligated to serve for a specified period of time) rather than as slaves.

 

Location of Jamestown, Virginia

Location of Jamestown, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1741, Danish explorer Vitus Bering, who was working for Russia, encountered Alaska. On June 4, 1741, Bering sailed from Kamchatka in the St. Peter, joined by Aleksey Chirikov commanding the St. Paul. A storm later separated the ships, and Chirikov went on to discover several Aleutian Islands independently. Bering sailed into the Gulf of Alaska on August 20. Anxious to get his ship back to safety, he was able to reconnoiter only the southwestern coast, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands. Suffering from scurvy, he was unable to maintain effective command, and the ship was wrecked early in November on the shore of Bering Island, near Kamchatka. After his death there, a few survivors were able to reach Siberia and brought news of excellent fur-trading possibilities in the Aleutians and Alaska.

 

Satellite picture of the Aleutian Islands and ...

Satellite picture of the Aleutian Islands and the Alaska Peninsula, located in the south of the state of Alaska, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1794, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne defeated the Northwest Indian Confederation in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Bolstered by promises of British support, more than 2,000 warriors gathered in mid-June 1794 near Fort Miami on the Maumee River in Ohio, confidently awaiting a confrontation with the advancing 1,000 US Army troops. Using ruse and strategy, Wayne directed his well-trained troops against the Indians, who were gathered behind a protective tangle of fallen trees. The army’s assault was successful, and the Indians broke in less than two hours and fled. More than by defeat, the Indians’ morale was shattered by failure to receive help from the British, who preferred not to risk hostilities with a neutral nation during a time of war against Revolutionary France.

 

Anthony Wayne (1745–1796), American general

Anthony Wayne (1745–1796), American general (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War I: In 1914, the German army captured Brussels during the initial German invasion.

 

In 1940, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by a Stalinist agent in Mexico. In May 1940, men armed with machine guns had attacked his house, but Trotsky survived. Some three months later, Ramón Mercader, a Spanish communist who had won the confidence of the Trotsky household, fatally struck him with an ice pick. The Soviet government disclaimed any responsibility, and Mercader was sentenced to the maximum 20-year term under Mexican law.

 

Trotsky reading the Militant in 1931

Trotsky reading the Militant in 1931 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War on Poverty: In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, a nearly $1,000,000,000 anti-poverty measure.

 

English: Public Law 88-452, the Economic Oppor...

English: Public Law 88-452, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 authorized the formation of local Community Action Agencies as part of the War on Poverty. These agencies were directly regulated by the Federal Government. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War III: In 1968, Warsaw Pact nations (except Romania and Albania), led by the Soviet Union, invaded Czechoslovakia to put an end to the Prague Spring.

 

English: Liberec Townhall, Memorial to victims...

English: Liberec Townhall, Memorial to victims from 21. August 1968, Česky: Pomník obětem 21. srpna 1968 na liberecké radnici, Liberec, Czech Republic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1975, the robotic US spacecraft Viking 1, built to explore the surface of Mars, was launched this day in 1975 and nearly one year later landed on Chryse Planitia, a flat lowland region in the northern hemisphere of the planet.

 

The first image transmitted by the Viking 1 La...

The first image transmitted by the Viking 1 Lander from the surface of Mars, showing the craft’s footpad. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1977, the United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music, and sounds of nature.

Gold-Plated Record is attached to Voager 1. Th...

Gold-Plated Record is attached to Voager 1. The title of the record is Sound of Earth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.19.14
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In 14, Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus died at the age of 76. As the first emperor, he had ruled for four decades.

“He was unusually handsome and exceedingly graceful at all periods of his life, though he cared nothing for personal adornment. His expression, whether in conversation or when he was silent, was calm and mild.…He had clear, bright eyes, in which he liked to have it thought that there was a kind of divine power, and it greatly pleased him, whenever he looked keenly at anyone, if he let his face fall as if before the radiance of the sun. His teeth were wide apart, small and ill-kept; his hair was slightly curly and inclining to golden; his eyebrows met.…His complexion was between dark and fair. He was short of stature, but this was concealed by the fine proportion and symmetry of his figure, and was noticeable only by comparison with some taller person standing beside him.” Suetonius

 

English: Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus August...

English: Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus Augustus, marble bust, Author unknown, Florence, Italy, 17th century. On display at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, France Français : Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus Augustus, buste en marbre, auteur inconnu, Florence, Italie, XVIIème siècle. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1274, Edward I was crowned king of England at Westminster. Now 35 years old, Edward had redeemed a bad start. He had been arrogant, lawless, violent, treacherous, revengeful, and cruel; his Angevin rages matched those of Henry II. Loving his own way and intolerant of opposition, he had still proved susceptible to influence by strong-minded associates. He had shown intense family affection, loyalty to friends, courage, brilliant military capacity, and a gift for leadership; handsome, tall, powerful, and tough, he had the qualities men admired. He loved efficient, strong government, enjoyed power, and had learned to admire justice, though in his own affairs it was often the letter, not the spirit of the law that he observed. Having mastered his anger, he had shown himself capable of patient negotiation, generosity, and even idealism; and he preferred the society and advice of strong counselors with good minds.

 

War of 1812: In 1812, the USS Constitution, commanded by Captain Isaac Hull, won a brilliant victory over the British frigate HMS Guerrière. Tradition has it that during this encounter the American sailors, on seeing British shot failing to penetrate the oak sides of their ship, dubbed it “Old Ironsides.” Several other victories added to its fame.

 

English: USS Constitution passing through Gail...

English: USS Constitution passing through Gaillard Cut on her Atlantic to Pacific transit of the Panama Canal, 27 December 1932. Alongside is the Canal tug Gorgona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War of 1812: In 1814, British troops landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the objective of capturing Washington, DC. British Genera; Robert Ross captured Washington (August 24) and burned government buildings, including the United States Capitol and the Executive Mansion (now known as the White House). The British justified this action as retaliation for the American destruction of York (modern Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada, the previous year.

 

Tomb of Major General Robert Ross

Tomb of Major General Robert Ross (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mexican War: In 1847, Major General Winfield Scott began the Battle of Contreras, opening the final campaign of the war. Finding the road from Acapulco to Mexico City blocked by units of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna‘s army, Scott took the difficult road across the lava beds south of Lake Chalco. That route was held by Gen. Gabriel Valencia, who occupied the hill of Padierna, north of Contreras. On August 19 in an engagement lasting less than 20 minutes, Scott drove Valencia from Contreras and gained control of several roads leading to Mexico City.

English: Antonio López de Santa Anna

English: Antonio López de Santa Anna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

World War III: In 1960, Francis Gary Powers was sentenced to 10 years’ confinement by the Soviet Union for espionage following the U-2 Affair, but he was later released in exchange for the Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

 

Soviet leader Khrushchev and wreckage from sho...

Soviet leader Khrushchev and wreckage from shootdown of U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War III: In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985–91) and president of the Soviet Union (1990–91), was briefly ousted in a coup by communist hard-liners. After the coup foundered in the face of staunch resistance by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other reformers who had risen to power under the democratic reforms, Gorbachev resumed his duties as Soviet president, but his position had by now been irretrievably weakened. Entering into an unavoidable alliance with Yeltsin, Gorbachev quit the Communist Party, disbanded its Central Committee, and supported measures to strip the party of its control over the KGB and the armed forces. Gorbachev also moved quickly to shift fundamental political powers to the Soviet Union’s constituent republics.

English: Soviet President Michael Sergeevich G...

English: Soviet President Michael Sergeevich Gorbachev Русский: Президент СССР Михаил Сергеевич Горбачёв (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.17.14
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In 1590, John White returned to Roanoke Island, Virginia, from England and found no trace of the colony (now called the Lost Colony) that he had left there three years earlier.

 

Jamestown and Roanoke Island colonies

Jamestown and Roanoke Island colonies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1807, the first serviceable steamboat—the Clermont, designed by American engineer Robert Fulton—embarked on its maiden voyage up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany.

 

English: Signature of Robert Fulton, inventor.

English: Signature of Robert Fulton, inventor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Civil War: In 1863, Union artillery and naval gun ships began bombarding Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

 

Battle of Fort Sumter

Battle of Fort Sumter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1896, George Washington Carmack unearthed gold in Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River in the Yukon Territory, Canada, setting off a gold rush into the Klondike valley.

 

A typical gold mining operation, on Bonanza Creek.

A typical gold mining operation, on Bonanza Creek. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1943, Allied forces conquered Sicily with the occupation of Messina. Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, the German commander in chief in Italy, decided that the Axis troops in Sicily must be evacuated; the local Italian commander thought so too. While rearguard actions held up the Allies at Adrano (on the western face of Mount Etna) and at Randazzo (to the north), 40,000 Germans and 60,000 Italian troops were safely withdrawn across the Strait of Messina to the mainland, mostly in the week ending on August 16, 1943—the day before the Allies’ entry into Messina. The Allies sustained about 22,800 casualties in their conquest of Sicily. The Axis powers suffered about 165,000 casualties, of whom 30,000 were Germans.

 

La Torretta a Messina.

La Torretta a Messina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1945, Sukarno declared Indonesia’s independence from The Netherlands, and, after the Dutch transferred sovereignty four years later, he served as the country’s first president (1949–67).

 

English: Official Portrait of President Sukarn...

English: Official Portrait of President Sukarno. Bahasa Indonesia: Foto resmi Presiden Sukarno. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1978, Ben L. Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman completed the first transatlantic balloon flight, in Double Eagle II.

Albuquerque recognizes Abruzzo (the Balloon Fiesta Park is named for him) and the balloon (Double Eagle is the name of our west-side airport).

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Conspiracy Brews 8.16.14
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If you like your coffee, tea, hot chocolate 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

ConspiracyBrews

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

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

August 16, 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 ***

“Those who abuse liberty when they possess it would abuse power could they obtain it.”

Thomas Paine

“The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.”

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panth...

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panthéon, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

– Are you for or against the militarization of the police?

http://time.com/3111474/rand-paul-ferguson-police/

–Can we overcome and change the NM dependency on government for jobs?

– If Rio Arriba County is the # 1 drug capital of the USA, what does that say about NM?

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Light Quotes of the week)

“After twelve years of therapy, my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, ‘No hablo ingles.’.”

Ronnie Shakes

“A statesman is a politician who has been dead ten or fifteen years.”

Harry Truman

“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.”

Robert Benchley

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Way to go, Mr. O
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No thanks to give Mr. O.  Here is his method of winning in Iraq:

Obama's Iraq "withdrawal" in a nutshell

Obama’s Iraq “withdrawal” in a nutshell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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woodsEnd Church Mobile Food Pantry 8.15.14
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Roger Mickelson’s History Today 8.7.14
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In 1782, General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit (today called the Purple Heart), a decoration to recognize bravery in military action. The records show that only three men received it during the American Revolutionary War, all of them noncommissioned officers. Two of these coveted badges still exist. The original award, sewn onto the coat, was simply a purple heart-shaped piece of cloth edged with silver braid.

Badge of Military Merit - Badge du mérite Mili...

Badge of Military Merit – Badge du mérite Militaire (USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1789, Congress established the Department of War to administer the nation’s military forces.

United States Department of War

United States Department of War (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1819, a rebel army of about 3,000 men under generals Simón Bolívar and Francisco de Paula Santander defeated Spanish forces at the Battle of Boyacá, which freed New Granada (present-day Colombia and Venezuela) from Spanish control. In the final encounter at Boyacá, Santander cut off the Spanish advance force near a bridge over the Boyacá River, while Bolívar’s troops attacked the main force a half mile away, capturing about 1,800 prisoners and the Spanish commander. Bolívar then captured Bogotá on August 10 and was hailed as the liberator of New Granada. He set up a provisional government with Santander as vice president and acting head.

English: Escudo de la Real Maestranza de Cabal...

English: Escudo de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Granada. Español: Título: Escudo de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Granada. Anteportada de los Estatutos y ordenanzas de la Real Maestranza de la ciudad de Granada… Biblioteca de Andalucía (Granada) ANT-XVIII-368. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1882, the smoldering feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence. The origins of the feud are obscure. Some attribute it to hostilities formed during the American Civil War, in which the McCoys were Unionists and the Hatfields were Confederates, others to Rand’l McCoy’s belief that a Hatfield stole one of his hogs in 1878. However, although animosities had built up and occasional fights had broken out, the first major bloodletting did not occur until 1882, when Ellison Hatfield was mortally shot in a brawl with McCoys and, in revenge, the Hatfields kidnapped and executed three McCoy brothers—Tolbert, Phamer, and Randolph, Jr.

In 1888, the first of the murders committed by Jack the Ripper took place in London’s East End.

DVD cover for Jack the Ripper

DVD cover for Jack the Ripper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World War II: In 1942, US Marines landed on Guadalcanal and captured the airfield from Japan in the Allies’ first major offensive in the Pacific theater, sparking a battle that lasted some six months.

NavalGuadalcanalBeachedTransports

NavalGuadalcanalBeachedTransports (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1960, Côte d’Ivoire gained independence from France. In 1946, Houphouët-Boigny helped found the African Democratic Rally (RDA), a western Africa–based umbrella organization that sought equality for Africans; the Ivoirian branch was the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI). Though at first harshly repressed, the RDA achieved many of its goals. In 1960 Houphouët-Boigny, who had been a cabinet minister in two French governments, was elected president of the newly independent Côte d’Ivoire.

Regards, Roger Mickelson
Source material includes Associated Press International and Encyclopædia Britannica.
“Every day is the dawn of a new error.”

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Conspiracy Brews 8.9.14
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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!

August 09, 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 ***

“The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The law should be equal for all, whether it rewards or punishes, whether it protects or restrains.”

Thomas Paine

Suggested Topics

– Is Albuquerque a violent city?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/opinion/sunday/goodbye-albuquerque-land-of-violence.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

– So explain what the $500 Mil for Tesla consists of?

– If Rio Arriba County is the # 1 drug capital of the USA, what does that say about NM?

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Light Quotes of the week)

“After a year in therapy, my psychiatrist said to me, ‘Maybe life isn’t for everyone.’.”

Larry Brown

“Some people are always late, like the late King George V.”

Spike Mulligan

“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.”

Winston Churchill

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