Weekend Silliness – The AlienSong

A bit of weekend silliness is always in order.

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Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving.
Penn Jillette
US magician & showman (1955 – )
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Shared Items From Around The Web – December 7, 2008

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Update – Matinecock Chapter 2001 Klondike Derby

Another update from an item deep in the archives of December 2005 from Brian Petrowski. This one is the 2001 Klondike Derby from Matinecock Chpater of Buckskin Lodge #412. The original post has been updated with the scan below.

Matinecock Chapter 2001 Klondike Derby eR2001

Matinecock Chapter 2001 Klondike Derby eR2001

[phpbay]Buckskin Lodge #412, 10[/phpbay]

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Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. … A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” –John Adams

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A Look Back – December 7, 1941

A year ago, I wrote about December 7, 1941; its appropriate again today.

Pearl HarborFrom the Library of Congress:

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. The attack sank three other ships and damaged many additional vessels. More than 180 aircraft were destroyed.

A hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander in Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. It said simply: AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL.

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If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.” –W. Somerset Maugham

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