French War of Religion 1562-1598

On this day in 1562, The French War of Religion kicked off, by the end of it in 36 years later, and estimated 4 million had died. Ranked 17th place in history for death toll, The War of Religions, places between The Korean War and the Hundred Years War, for the cost...

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Veteran Bill: H.R. 6416

From the VFW: Take Action: On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed H.R. 6416, the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 to research the health effects of toxic exposures, expand homeless veterans’ benefits and...

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failed again

The Veterans Affairs agency has failed again.  Why does this come to a surprise to people? Or… Does it not surprise anymore?  People have been more and more disenchanted with the VA.  Especially now that everyone is starting to receive socialized medicine.  People do...

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Thank You (?)

Thank you. We say thank you to so many people.  The thoughts behind the words are usually complicit with a quick thought of gratitude, but no real emotional draw to the words. “Thank you” It seems so easy to just say thank you and be on your way.  But the meaning...

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Hot Dogs

♫Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog Now we got ears, it's time for cheers♫ Hot dogs are loved by all!  Especially; my children – and me.  Hot dogs are best made by people who know how to make them!  And you have to make hot dogs that are pure beef; not that crap that...

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Service Dogs

Service dogs are more and more popular among the Veteran population.  They are using them for many different purposes: blind, amputees, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.  While there are many more out there people still don’t know how to treat service dogs when they see...

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Hog Roast Benefit

Benefiting: John T Lee, Marine (Iraq War Vet), firefighter and dedicated fighter, whom is fighting a rare liver disease and needs a transplant. When: October 22nd, 2016, 6-10pm Where: DAV 1205 Middleton Run Road Elkhart, IN 46516 Donate at:...

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Up and Comings

What’s up with FreedomSystem.org lately? Lots of big things are happening!  We are excited to educate you on what is going on with our up-and-comings. We have several partners and we have several things on the horizon.  We have a lot of events that are coming in the...

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11th Day Of September – Infinity

In 1773, on this day, Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace". As with so many other aspects of his life, Benjamin Franklin, the most distinguished scientific and literary American of his age, was also the very first American diplomat. He...

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FUELING FREEDOM – GOSHEN, IN

FUELING FREEDOM WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR IN GOSHEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24 FROM  12:00 NOON -5:00 P.M. AT CR 38 FUELING SITE – 17171 CR 38(KERCHER ROAD) NORTH CENTRAL CO-OP AND COUNTRYMARK WILL DONATE $.50 PER GALLON FOR ALL GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL PURCHASED BETWEEN...

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Understanding Memorial Day

     If you have ever thought about going up to an American veteran on Memorial Day weekend and thank them for their service, please don’t be surprised or hurt if they politely divert your sentiments away from themselves. You see, our veterans understand that this...

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God and Country

Did America have a Christian Founding? This disputed question, far from being only of historical interest, has important implications for how we conceive of the role of religion in the American Republic. One could argue the significance of the Enlightenment and Deism...

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Breathe

As the clock strikes midnight, I again find myself sleepless.  Anxiety about the future sets the tone for my life.  Yet; this may be a good form of anxiety.  Wait? What?  A good form of anxiety?  In a sense, yes. Anxiety is our bodies system of keeping us on our...

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Redcoats , Revere and Dawes

The Redcoats had a mission. Mission: Capture and confiscate the American arsenal at Concord. Secondary Objectives: Capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington. Caveat: Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes will race to warn...

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Last Flight Eagle 1 and Eagle 2

On 14 April 1994, at 07:36 local time, a USAF E-3 AWACS aircraft from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron (based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma) departed Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey in support of OPC. The AWACS, with its 19-member crew under the mission...

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Easter = Ressurection Day

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate...

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USS Sequoia (AG-23)

USS Sequoia (AG-23) On this day in 1933, President Herbert Hoover accepts the newly commissioned USS Sequoia as the official presidential yacht. For 44 years, the Sequoia served as an occasional venue for recreation and official gatherings for eight U.S. presidents....

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To Solar or Not to Solar?

Here's a question: Is solar power worth it? That kind of depends on where you live. While many clamor over Earth hour being such a good thing, not even realizing that it saves no energy on the planet at all, we need to look at what pushing for solar energy means in...

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Maewyn Succat aka St Patrick

4th century AD, a man called Calpornius and his wife Conchessa were sent by Rome to Britain to serve as deacon, civil official, town councilor and generally to oversee Roman interests. Information about this couple is very sparse, but the year is believed to have been...

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To DST or Not to DST

We sprang ahead. Are we on the correct time or ahead of time? The answer may surprise you. Time: According to records, Congress adopted Standard time on this day in 1884. Standard time in time zones was established by U.S. law with the Standard Time Act of 1918. For...

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World Peace Through Forced Democracy

12 MARCH 1947, Truman appeared before a joint session of Congress to make his case. The world, he declared, faced a choice in the years to come. Nations could adopt a way of life “based upon the will of the majority” and governments that provided “guarantees of...

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Franken Flu – created in a lab

Frankenstein aka Modern Prometheus was published on this day in 1818, but fast forward 100 yrs later and a real monster that terrorized the world, would makes it's debut. Where did it come from? To this day I refuse to get a flu shot. I never had the flu and I...

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CPT Donlon, first MOH in Vietnam

On the night of 05 July 1964 one of the members of Roger Donlon's Special Forces Team at Nam Dong wrote his wife saying: "All hell is going to break loose here before the night is over." He was not alone in his premonition....most of the twelve men manning the small...

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