Today’s Links November 14, 2011

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Section NE-5B 1999 Conclave

The 1999 Section NE-5B Conclave was held in August of 1999. The theme was “Journey into the New Millennium”.

Can anyone confirm the host lodge and where the event was held?

Here is the pocket patch:

Section NE-5B 1999 Pocket Patch

Were any other items issued for this event?



“Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don’t necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk….Northern Exposure, Three Doctors, 1993


Gene Simmons on Economics

Debt crisis like fat people blaming bakers

It’s your responsibility to be a grown-up and take care of yourself.

Thank God we have lending institutions and banks. The planes that fly through the sky, the phones we use every day, the cars we drive, the houses we live in, the entire economy is all funded by firms who borrow in return for interest.

This mess is our fault — corporations have no responsibility.

Capitalism is the best thing that ever happened to human beings. The welfare state sounds wonderful but it doesn’t work.

Governments hand out more money than they have to support welfare and they land in debt.

Then they have to borrow money — and then there’s interest on top of that.

That’s bad business. And it has created a culture of entitlement.

“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” – Gen. George S. Patton