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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
In 1754 Josiah Wedgwood began to experiment with coloured creamware. He established his own factory, but often worked with others who did transfer printing. The Wedgwood company went on to produce pottery and dinnerware in many different and popular patterns. Well-known British artists were commissioned from time to time.
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Monday, March 26, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
What they didn't show you on TV
By Michelle Malkin · March 19, 2007 10:04 AM
As promised, our full video report on The Gathering of Eagles:
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Posted: 17 Mar 2007 09:48 PM CDT - Edited from The Gathering of Eagles Blog
What an outstanding day! The Eagles soared!
You should be very proud of your fellow veterans, families, and supporters. There’s so much to tell, and we encourage you to post your experiences in the the comments.
That figure may be adjusted upward as more figure are tallied during the week. Fox News reported today that the anti-war protesters had significantly less than they expected. However, they are erroneously reporting that the Eagles were there in “equal numbers”. The truth is that we outnumbered them by at least three to one!
Consider…ANSWER had a year to plan their well-publicized event and were hoping for around 100,000. They actually drew about 5,000-10,000, according to various news reports today. The Gathering of Eagles, on the other hand, had about six weeks to plan an unprecedented response - and with no advertising, no publicity, no celebrity or political endorsement, no news coverage, and no big money, we had about 30,000 boots on the ground!
The volunteers poured themselves into this historic event, and all of you who attended gave so much to be there.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
WELCOME TO PENNY'S ANTIQUES AND WEDGWOOD PANTRY
Come on in and browse around anytime--we'll leave the light on for you! We think we have something for everybody--or soon will. You never know what you will find on our Pantry Shelves. If you don't find what you are looking for, it may be because it is hidden on our Pantry Shelf. Let us know what you are shopping for and we will try to find it for you. Check out our online feedback! Bid and Buy with confidence.
This hard-to-find Wedgwood Green Jug is 4 inches in height and is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, or restorations. The base markings are "Wedgwood" and "England", with potter's marks, circa 1890-1910. Buy it for the serious Wedgwood collector. $125.00
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent ;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in "successfully ridding Australian society of guns."
You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information. The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note Americans, before it's too late!
DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY. BE ONE OF THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO WON'T LET THIS HAPPEN IN THE U.S.A
This KODAK 35MM MOTORMATIC 35R4 CAMERA is from an estate sale and is being sold "as is". It has been stored for several years, but was in good working condition prior to that, with the exception that the top part of the button where you take the picture is missing. Someone who collects old cameras could probably repair it. The camera comes with the original leather case and in the original Kodak box. $25.00 plus shipping and insurance.
Monday, March 12, 2007
What: Gathering of Eagles
When: March 17th, 20070700-1600 (7 AM to 4 PM)
Where: The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall, Washington D.C.
Why: To stand silent guard over our nation's memorials, in honor of our fallen, and in solidarity with our armed forces in harm's way today.
The Gathering of Eagles mission statement.
For additional information and what you can do to support this great effort, go to: http://gatheringofeagles.org/
Sunday, March 11, 2007
On our annual trek to the Orlando HamCation in February (the Orlando HamFest), we vacationed for two weeks at the Sheraton Vistana Resort.
Only minutes from Walt Disney World, this Resort offers spacious one- and two-bedroom villas, 13 tennis courts, seven swimming pools, seven hot tubs, an 18-hole miniature golf course, six recreation centers, two full-service restaurants and a poolside bar and grill, and a general store with Pizza Hut--all on 135 acres laced with fountains and lakes.
Our two-bedroom unit was located in the "Lakes Area", one of many areas in this large complex of several buildings. We also enjoyed their daily shuttle service, which would take guests to any area of the resort any any of the many daily scheduled activities.
A great place to visit--and we look forward to another vacation there in the future.
BENGAL TIGER BY ANDREA
This item is a beautiful ceramic bengal tiger, which is 6 inches high and 8 inches long from head to tail. This tiger is in MINT condition, with no chips, cracks, or restorations. The base markings are "Bengal Tiger by Andrea, 6591, with the gold seal which states "Andrea by Sadek, Made in Japan". This item was discontinued many years ago and is now a rare find.
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD!!
See this item and other Andrea ceramics at our HiBidder Store.
Posted: 07 Mar 2007 12:12 PM CST
By Michelle MalkinOriginally published at Townhall.com
Last week, I wrote about the Gathering of Eagles (www.gatheringofeagles.org) — veterans, active-duty troops, bikers, activists and ordinary citizens coming to Washington, D.C., on March 17 to hold a counter-protest against tens of thousands of anti-war extremists demanding immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Washington state this week, the peace brigade held a dress rehearsal at the Port of Tacoma — where they showed support for our troops by taunting the Stryker Brigade and local police guarding against obstruction of the convoys headed to Iraq. More than 300 Stryker vehicles and other equipment are being moved from Fort Lewis to Iraq in support of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division’s upcoming deployment as part of the ongoing “surge” and counterinsurgency efforts. The Strykers are equipped with slat armor to protect the troops from rocket-propelled grenades.
Yes, the same ilk that purport to care so much about the troops not having enough armor and protection stood and jeered at those deploying to bring more protection to their fellow soldiers in Iraq.
Such patriots, aren’t they?
Members of the anti-military mob shouted condescendingly at our volunteer soldiers rolling past them: “Free the troops!” “No justice, no peace!” “You don’t have to go!” One lunatic with a bullhorn urged Stryker Brigade members to disobey their commanding officers and sneered: “Your sergeant is a douchebag!”
Such patriots, aren’t they?
These same bullies staged obstructionist protests at the Port of Olympia in Washington last year — blocking gates to prevent convoys from passing and attempting to tear down fencing following the arrival of a large military ship bound for Iraq. In April 2003, “peace” protesters waged similar attacks in Oakland, Calif., where they attempted to shut down a port involved in shipping military supplies to soldiers. The Bay Area anti-war brigade set out deliberately and specifically to prevent private businesses from fulfilling their federal contracts with the Department of Defense and U.S. Agency for International Development related to the war and post-war reconstruction in Iraq.
Such patriots, aren’t they?
Posted: February 23, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern
By Melanie Morgan
© 2000 WorldNetDaily.com-->© 2007
The most unseemly members of the anti-war contingent have showed us their colors by dishonoring and disgracing war memorials all across the continent. On Saturday, March 17, anti-war activists plan a giant march in protest of Operation Iraqi Freedom by gathering near the Vietnam Wall, and many veterans groups fear that the anti-American, anti-military ranks of ANSWER (who are organizing the anti-war event) might repeat their offensive behavior again.
You can understand why veterans groups are so nervous when you look at the recent rash of vandalism and desecration against our veterans and war memorials. In a late January anti-war rally, a contingent of protesters broke off and spray painted the U.S. Capitol building and steps with anti-war and anarchist messages and slogans. Anti-war protesters spray painted anti-Bush slogans and smashed glass panels at the Medal of Honor Monument in Indianapolis, Ind. In Boise, Idaho, the son of a Democratic state senator was accused of vandalizing flagpoles and desecrating flags at the State Capitol. The flags are memorials to soldiers who lost their lives in the war on terror. In Pennsylvania, someone attacked the South Connellsville War Memorial, destroying the lighting grid at the monument. Another war memorial was desecrated in Vermont. A Vietnam memorial was vandalized in Chicago. The list just goes on and on.
There's something that patriotic Americans – including YOU – can do to counter the negativity, defeatism and vandalism of the anti-war left. On Saturday, March 17, veterans groups, pro-troop organizations and patriotic Americans will conduct their own event: The Gathering of Eagles. This event has been organized by some of the most decent and honorable people such as Vietnam veterans Col. Harry Riley and Capt. Larry Bailey. It's time for those who support the men and women of the United States military to do something positive, uplifting and patriotic to send a message to our nation's leaders that we will not sit back and allow the missions of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be undermined any further.
The nation's largest grass-roots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (an organization for which I serve as chairman) will do its part by organizing a caravan of patriotic Americans to head across this nation. The caravan is called "These Colors Don't Run," and we will be conducting pro-troop rallies at our stops across the nation. At each stop we will ask participants to bring an American flag (or several American flags). We will then erect a giant sea of flags – a sort of "Flag City" if you will – on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "Gathering of Eagles" rally. We will then send each flag flown during this event to a serviceman or servicewoman who is stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. With each flag will be a placard with a picture of the event and an explanation of how this event was conducted to show our troops that Americans still stand behind them and wish them success in their missions.
Please find the city closest to you that we will be traveling to, and find a way to join us. Team up with others in your area to form a "mini-caravan" that heads to one of our pro-troop rally stops and then merge with us as we continue on the trek to Washington, D.C. The caravan route map and schedule can be found online at the Move America Forward website. Parents who have a son or daughter serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as the parents of troops who were killed in either Iraq or Afghanistan will lead the caravan.
These people are some of the finest, most decent Americans you will ever meet. They want to meet as many people as possible at these rally stops across the nation. So please, do whatever you can to make this event a success. Get out to the rally locations, join the caravan (and decorate your car red, white and blue if possible), and be sure to bring a flag or multiple flags to our rally stops. We'll display them proudly in Washington, D.C., and then make sure they get sent over to the heroic men and women serving on the frontlines in the war on terrorism.
The anti-war crowd has shown their true colors. They dishonor and degrade all that is great about America, and this nation's standing as the bastion of freedom and liberty. Now it's time to show the rest of this nation and the world the "other" side of America – that which celebrates this nation and the men and women who defend us, and keep the torch of liberty alive shining brightly.
Friday, March 09, 2007
In the ruling, the US District Court of Columbia rejected city officials' arguments that the Second Amendment right to bear arms only applied to state militias.
District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty told reporters Friday afternoon that the District will appeal the ruling. In a 2-1 decision, the judges held that the activities protected by the Second Amendment "are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued intermittent enrollment in the militia."
"This is a huge case," Alan Gura, the plaintiffs' lead lawyer, told FOXNews.com Friday afternoon. "It's simply about whether law-abiding citizens can maintain a functioning firearm, including a handgun, inside their house." Gura said his six clients, all Washington residents, challenged three separate District of Columbia laws: A 31-year-old law that prevents handgun registration; a law that requires rifles and shotguns to be either disassembled or disabled when being stored; and a law that requires a permit to carry a gun in your own home.
Gura said the law does not affect law that governs concealed carry permits outside the home.
"I don't see this going into effect immediately, but certainly, you know, when it does go into effect, our clients, as well as everyone in Washington, will be able to have a handgun and maintain their home without having a permit to move it around in their home," Gura said.
The case began five years ago. In 2004, a lower court judge lower-court judge said the plaintiffs did not have a constitutional right to own handguns. The plaintiffs include residents of high-crime neighborhoods who wanted the guns for protection. "The district's definition of the militia is just too narrow," Judge Laurence Silberman wrote for the majority on Friday. "There are too many instances of 'bear arms' indicating private use to conclude that the drafters intended only a military sense." Judge Karen Henderson dissented, writing that the Second Amendment does not apply to the district because it is not a state.
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, in its entirety, states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Gura predicted that the case, because of clear arguments, can now be used in other federal cases to support Second Amendment arguments that citizens have the "right to keep and bear arms." "This case will have significant impact beyond the District of Columbia," Gura said. He did not know if any other cases would be affected immediately by the decision.
Silberman wrote that the Second Amendment is still "subject to the same sort of reasonable restrictions that have been recognized as limiting, for instance, the First Amendment."
Such restrictions might include gun registration to provide the government with information about how many people would be armed if militia service was required, firearms testing to promote public safety or restrictions on gun ownership for criminals or those deemed mentally ill.
An interesting video of a model B-29 and Bell X1 Rocket plane.
Certainly this was on expensive project both in money and time
spent. The “pilot” does a pretty good job but we’ve never heard
of a B-29 or any of its variants ever doing outside loops before.
And for my hamsters and Hamsterettes, 2 trivia questions. Amateur
radio operators are often involved with RC models as well.
(This, by the way, gives the amateur radio RC flier a distinct safety
advantage in that it virtually eliminates frequency conflicts)
practice what is the ID requirement here?
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