Today’s Links June 14, 2013

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Flag Day June 14, 2013

The “Stars and Stripes”, the official symbol of the United States of America was authorized by the Continental Congress on Saturday of June 14, 1777

It was in 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.


There are two dangers in not owning a farm: the belief that heat comes from the furnace and food comes from the supermarket.” – Aldo Leopold


Look Back – Fake BBS State Strip Discovered

Three years ago, I posted on a Fake Blue on Blue Air Scout State Strip discovered by Roy Weatherbee.

An Air Scout BBS 1/4 state strip (“MASS.”) was recently offered for sale on eBay. Bidding was heated, with two bidders topping $500 (four bidders over $300).

As Air Scout state strips are quite rare, I was surprised to receive a Second Chance offer at my (distant third) bid. Unfortunately, my luck was too good to be true, as the item (upon close inspection) turned out to be a modern counterfeit. (I don’t believe the seller was even aware, nor was any deceit intended, and my purchase was refunded immediately).

He provided a link showing the difference in the real and fake versions.

However, regardless of the source, these fake strips are out there, and I’ve prepared a document to explain the differences between these and the real McCoy. This info may be downloaded from the following link:

Lets be careful out there.

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“Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end.” – Lord Acton