NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

Once again I’m sure our early warning systems will be triggered by an unusual object in the skies.

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“The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.” –George Washington


1937 National Jamboree Shoulder Flash

I’ve written about these 1937 National Jamboree Shoulder Flash in my Knowledge is power series. Another one is up on eBay now. It started at $ 9.99, where will it end up?


“A Fatal Tendency of Mankind. Self-preservation and self-development are common aspirations among all people. And if everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labor, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing. But there is also another tendency that is common among people. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. … This fatal desire has its origin in the very nature of man — in that primitive, universal, and insuppressible instinct that impels him to satisfy his desires with the least possible pain.” –French economist and author Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)