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The fate of the 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence

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Date: July 3rd, 2017

Category: History, Nutty News, Sad

decHave you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.  He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots.  It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!  We thank these early patriots, as well as those patriots now fighting to KEEP our freedom!

I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more MEANING to it than beer, fireworks, HOT DOGS,  and picnics……

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100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparition Raises Worries

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Date: May 13th, 2017

firstCatholics and believers worldwide will celebrate Saturday’s 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition in which the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared before three shepherd children in the remote village north of Lisbon, Portugal.

Many followers of the miraculous vision will be making a pilgrimage to the holy shrine visited by millions of people each year since the first apparition took place May 13, 1917.

The Lady of Fatima delivered messages during the visions on the 13th day of each month from May to October 1917 to Lucia dos Santos and her two young cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.   More

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Lt. Col. Oliver North – 1987. We should have listened.

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Date: July 27th, 2016

northIt was 1987! At a lecture the other day they were playing an old news video of Lt. Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration. There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning!

He was being drilled by a senator, “did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?”

Ollie replied, “yes Sir, I did”.

The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience,

“Isn’t that just a little excessive?”  More

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Carbon Dating Reveals That Koran May Be Older Than The Founder Of Islam

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Date: September 1st, 2015

Category: History, Nutty News

KoranEngland – Fragments of a Koran were discovered within the pages of another Koran from the late seventh century in the library of the University of Birmingham in England.

Experts at Oxford University examined and carbon-dated the pages, and they determined that they were produced some time between 568AD and 645AD, according to The Times.co.uk.

That means that those pages could predate the founder of Islam himself, as the dates typically ascribed to the Prophet Mohammad are between 570AD and 632AD.

“It destabilizes, to put it mildly, the idea that we can know anything with certainty about how the Koran emerged – and that in turn has implications for the history of Muhammad and the Companions,” Tom Holland, a historian, told The Times.co.uk.  More

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Palace scolds Sun for publishing Queen’s childhood ‘Nazi salute’ image

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Date: July 19th, 2015

Category: Bizarre, History

saluteLONDON – Buckingham Palace scolded Rupert Murdoch’s top-selling Sun tabloid on Saturday for publishing a previously unknown film from 1933 that appears to show Britain’s Queen Elizabeth performing a Nazi salute as a young girl.

The black-and-white film from the year Adolf Hitler came to power purports to show future British king Edward VIII instructing his nieces, the current monarch Elizabeth, aged about six or seven at the time, and her three-year-old sister, Princess Margaret, how to perform the Nazi salute.

Dancing and smiling with little apparent understanding of the salute’s significance as a sign of obedience to Hitler, the two young girls are encouraged by Edward to briefly perform the raised right-arm gesture in the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.  More

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NAACP chapter calls for removal of massive Confederate sculpture in public park

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Date: July 14th, 2015

stoneAtlanta – A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field – depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson – has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy.

The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain.

“Those guys need to go,” chapter leader Richard Rose told WSB-TV, referring to Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, and the two Confederate generals.

“They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder.  More

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General George S. Patton Jr. and Willie

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Date: July 14th, 2015

patton dogDuring World II, when the general named his Bull Terrier for William the Conqueror, his officers wondered if he believed the gun-shy pup to have been the fearless warrior-king in another life.

Patton, who carefully maintained an aura of eccentric genius, let them wonder.

Soon after World War I, the young tank commander Patton acquired a Bull Terrier as a family pet.

He became smitten with the breed and owned many Bullies in his lifetime. Willie was the last of the line. He was beside his master in 1944 as the general’s famous tank corps raced across Europe, liberating huge swaths of Nazi-held territory.  More

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Confederate flag supporters flock to the ‘Florida Southern Pride Ride’ are shot at

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Date: July 13th, 2015

flagOcala – Thousands of Confederate flag supporters rallied in central Florida on Sunday afternoon.

The blue-and-red-clad drivers of some 2,000 trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles flocked to the town of Ocala for a 17-mile parade in support of county officials’ decision to return the stars and bars to a site outside a Marion County government complex, The Ocala Star-Banner reported.

Someone reportedly fired at least six gunshots in the direction of the “Florida Southern Pride Ride,” but no one was injured, according to WFTV.

Police tweaked the parade route after receiving word of threats against the demonstrators in one of the town’s neighborhoods, the Star-Banner reported. Attendees were wearing t-shirts with slogans like “Heritage not hate” as they defended the rebel symbol.  More

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A Horde of Rabbits Once Defeated Napoleon

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Date: July 12th, 2015

NapoleonNapoleon Bonaparte, the 19th century French military leader who seized power in France, conquered much of Europe and crowned himself emperor, was once attacked and defeated by a horde rabbits while hunting.

According to a 1901 report in Liverpool Herald, Napoleon’s embarrassing defeat started when he was invited to Baron Thiebault’s mansion one afternoon to hunt some rabbits for sport.

The hunt began when Thiebault unleashed hundreds of rabbits for the party to track down.

All those rabbits, which should have scattering themselves to escape being shot, suddenly faced about, and in an instant the whole bunch flung itself upon Napoleon.  More

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U.S. Citizens Sign Petition to Ban the American Flag – Stunning Level of Ignorance

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Date: June 29th, 2015

Category: Bizarre, History

flagIn the aftermath of calls to ban the Confederate flag following the Charleston shooting, some Americans signed a petition to ban the stars and stripes itself.

Media analyst Mark Dice’s latest stunt illustrates the stunning level of ignorance surrounding the issue and how easily led Americans are when told to support anything in the name of putting a stop to racism.

Although some refused to sign, when told that Old Glory has a history of “imperialism and racism,” numerous San Diegans agreed, with one man commenting, “It sounds like a great idea.”

“A lot of people are offended by the American flag,” says Dice, to which another individual enthusiastically responds, “I’ll sign this sh*t man!”  More   Watch video at Nutty News Videos

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Many men of color are members in the heritage group – Sons Of Confederate Veterans

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Date: June 25th, 2015

Category: History, True Facts

battleThe Confederate Battle Flag was never a National Flag of the Confederacy. It was carried into battle by several armies such as the Army Of Northen Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Was also used as a Naval Jack by the Confederate Navy.

Many Northern civilians owned slaves. Prior to, during and even after the War Of Northern Aggression.

Most Union Generals and staff had slaves to serve them.

William T. Sherman had many slaves that served him until well after the war was over and did not free them until late in 1865.

None of the flags of the Confederacy or Southern Nation ever flew over a slave ship. Nor did the South own or operate any slaves ships.  More

Erasing History: The Cultural Cleansing of the Southern States Begins

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Date: June 24th, 2015

Category: Government, History

blackA full-fledged cultural cleansing of the Southern states is underway as lawmakers debate whether to remove Confederate flags and rename schools and parks named after Confederate war heroes.

There are also discussions in Washington, D.C. about removing Confederate-related statues from the U.S. Capitol — including a statue of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy.

Meanwhile, there are dozens of reports from around the southeast of lawmakers hoping to rename parks and schools and streets that were originally named in honor of Confederates.

*Tennessee lawmakers are demanding that a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest be removed from the statehouse  More

Confederate battle flag flying above the South Carolina Capitol was never the official flag of the Confederacy

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Flag flying above the South Carolina Capitol is not the flag of the Confederacy

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Date: June 22nd, 2015

Category: History

battle flagThis Confederate battle flag was never the official flag of the Confederacy.

The Confederate States of America went through three different flags during the Civil War, but this battle flag wasn’t one of them.

Instead, the flag that most people associate with the Confederacy was the battle flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

Designed by the Confederate politician William Porcher Miles, the flag was rejected for use as the Confederacy’s official emblem, although it was incorporated into the two later flags as a canton.

It only came to be the flag most prominently associated with the Confederacy after the South lost the war.  More

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D – Day: Today marks the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France

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Date: June 6th, 2015

Category: History

dToday marked the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces along the coast of France that helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.

About 160,000 Allied troops parachuted or waded onto the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, in what was the largest sea assault in military history.

Though about 4,500 died by the end of the day, the operation eventually led to an Allied victory across Europe.

The invasion began shortly after midnight with a perilous airborne operation led by paratroopers of the “Screaming Eagles” 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne divisions.  More   Documentary   Video: President Reagan’s Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day at Point-du-Hoc – 6/6/84

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General Eisenhower and the German Death Camps

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Date: May 16th, 2015

Category: History

eisenhowerAt the end of World War II, General Eisenhower made a decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he could. His reason? He wanted to document the camps and their appalling conditions.

Anticipating a time when Nazi atrocities might be denied, General Eisenhower also ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated. Members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps recorded approximately 80,000 feet of moving film, together with still photographs.

Within months after the war in Europe was over, about 6,000 feet of that film footage was excerpted to create a one-hour documentary called “Nazi Concentration Camp”. Prosecutors used the film, which is graphically gruesome, to prove that Nazi leaders, on trial at Nuremberg, had perpetrated unbelievably heinous crimes against humanity.

Eisenhower wanted to be in as many pictures as possible to prove the death camps really existed.  Continued

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