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White Star Park

http://www.lovemyparks.com/parks/white_star_park

Beach is small, but considered one of the most beautiful places in…

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Added by Mike Shields on July 14, 2018 at 12:12pm — 6 Comments

Earliest Color Videotape

Oldest surviving videotape is of President Eisenhower recorded in 1958:

Next is Dinah Shore from 1958:

Filmed screen from 1949!!!!!! CBS…

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Added by Mike Shields on January 21, 2018 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

My Son's Cat

Meh, seems like an above average amount of murder and mayhem going on lately, so, for a bit of possible relief, a picture of my son's interesting cat:…

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Added by Mike Shields on June 16, 2017 at 7:25am — 3 Comments

Destroying Dixie: Confederate Monument Removal

You would think that having a great, great grandfather on my father's side who fought for the Confederacy as a member of the 39th North Carolina would make me irritated that many areas of the South are removing their Confederate monuments, but it doesn't, we…

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Added by Mike Shields on May 16, 2017 at 5:39pm — 86 Comments

A life well lived? No, but of it was interesting at times. Book Available

Well, Boanerges suggested I post more stories. After I got finished typing them out, I had enough material for a short book available from Amazon/Kindle.

It is a book for adults as some of the content is pretty rough. Many may find it offensive as well. 

The ebook has a minor formatting…

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Added by Mike Shields on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

A life well lived? No, but it was interesting at times.

Some life trivia. The above photo is of a newspaper article in the Virginian Pilot from Nov. 23, 1989. Backstory: I needed a full time job while in college and a friend of mine's older brother said he could get me a job with a local private security company. I did not realize what I…

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Added by Mike Shields on February 18, 2017 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

The Trump Victory

As a conservative, I feel like I should be giving more of a crap about the Trump victory but I don't feel it matters. At the Federal level, all politicians are scum and while Hillary would not have been as bad a president as many of my fellow conservatives think, Trump will not suck as bad as the left thinks.

That is not saying much, however.

Even if we "fix" healthcare and can somehow manage a 50% reduction in premium across the board, employers have been too used to getting…

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Added by Mike Shields on January 2, 2017 at 2:58pm — 9 Comments

July 4th, 1776

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they…

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Added by Mike Shields on July 4, 2016 at 11:18am — 14 Comments

Outpost Detroit

Whether our cause is just or not, we should remember those who have given their lives so that we have the opportunity to enjoy ours. The following is perhaps one of the best accounts of a combat action ever written and that you have never heard about:

 My father was a Marine Corps machine gun platoon leader in Korea and was involved in a couple of battles. He never spoke much about his experiences, but did mention that in one of the battles he was involved in,…

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Added by Mike Shields on June 19, 2016 at 4:23pm — 19 Comments

My Father in Korea 1952

Dad in Korea 1952

First,…
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Added by Mike Shields on December 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Unblocked: (well sort of)

Posted by Robert B. James on October 23, 2018 at 7:29am 2 Comments

Splitters and Lumpers

Posted by Rodney Roe on October 22, 2018 at 6:32am 12 Comments

1993. The Bellhop Is Dead.

Posted by Robert B. James on October 21, 2018 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

THE QUIETUDE Of EXASPERATION

Posted by The Songbird on October 21, 2018 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Republic of Fraud

Posted by moki ikom on October 21, 2018 at 9:53am 0 Comments

Why I Hate Daily Kos

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on October 21, 2018 at 8:00am 3 Comments

Not Since 1916... Part II

Posted by Ron Powell on October 21, 2018 at 7:00am 2 Comments

Impressions Before Dawn

Posted by Doc Vega on October 21, 2018 at 3:32am 2 Comments

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