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I received this story via email. I don’t know if it is true or if it is fiction, but either way, I felt like it was worth passing on. I hope you enjoy the message.

Admiral Chester Nimitz


 

 

Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, “Reflections on Pearl Harbor ” by Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Sunday, December 7th, 1941–Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.

Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat–you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, “Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?” Admiral Nimitz’s reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, “The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make or God was taking care of America . Which do you think it was?” Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, “What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?”

 

 

 

Nimitz explained:

Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk–we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships.  If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to the American mainland . And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.

Mistake number three: every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That’s why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America .

I’ve never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it. In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredricksburg , Texas –he was a born optimist. But anyway you look at it–Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism. President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat.

There is a reason that our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST .

 

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fourteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.


Just a simple tale that I thought I’d share with you folks. I hope you enjoy it.


Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a fourteen-year-old Black Lab mix named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time, and being nice, and knowing who to trust & protect, and who to be afraid of…Right?”

The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Author unknown (Note: Silence has taken the liberty to make some slight adjustments to this story)

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Second Day of June in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.


From the University that gave us Crystal Gail Mangum comes another “Great Moment in Black History” (my apologies to Dave Chappell for stealing his skit name)

Democrat Congressman tells Graduates to “Get Into Trouble!”

John Lewis (on Nancys Right Side) lies to media and says he was "SPIT On and Called the 'N' Word". Remember this from last year folks?

Now, just yesterday, he was in Durham and spewing MORE of his NON-SENSE!

Graduates’ time for ‘good trouble’

By Neil Offen   noffen@heraldsun.com    419-6646

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/13282046/article-Graduates–time-for–good-trouble-?instance=main_article

DURHAM — One of the transcendant heroes of the civil rights era told graduates of N.C. Central University Saturday that this was the time for them to “get into good trouble.”

Speaking at the university’s 117th annual undergraduate commencement, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., recalled the beginnings of the fight to end segregation in the South and of his initial commitment to racial justice.

“I heard about Rosa Parks,” Lewis said. “I was inspired by Martin Luther King. I got into trouble. I got into good trouble.”

Lewis, who missed his own college graduation because he was in the state penitentiary in Parchman, Miss.,  for his non-violent protests of segregation, instructed the 538 students who were receiving their bachelor’s degrees Saturday to follow that example.

“Find a way to get in the way,” Lewis told them during a passionate yet folksy commencement address. “Find a way to get into good trouble.”

Lewis spoke on the 50th anniversary of the day in 1961 when Freedom Riders, attempting to integrate interstate bus stations in the South, nearly died when their bus was firebombed in Anniston, Ala. One of the original Freedom Riders, Lewis himself was severely beaten several times during the period, including on the freedom march in Selma, Ala., which he led. 

But, he said, despite the violence, despite the threats and dangers, “we didn’t give in. You must not give in. Keep your eyes on the prize.”

This year’s commencement marked the first time NCCU held two ceremonies, the first one on Friday to award graduate and law degrees.  University officials decided after the 2010 spring commencement that the combined ceremony for nearly 1,000 baccalaureate and graduate students had become too long and unwieldy.

The football stadium stands still were filled almost to capacity Saturday, with families and friends of the graduates loudly cheering them on, from the moment they marched onto the field.

Sherry Lawson had come with 17 other family members from Washington, D.C., to see her son, Wesley, graduate.

“Oh, you just don’t have an idea how happy I am,” Lawson said. “Do you want to see me do my happy dance? This is just a great moment for the entire family.”

It was a great moment, as well, for Ashley Griffin, who was receiving her diploma during the ceremony.

“It went by so fast,” Griffin said. “I can’t believe it’s over.”

Poor ole John being arrested in April of 2009.

And here is the story of his arrest in 2009 via an Atlanta News Station.

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=129561

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.


Marker at the Bennett Place. "UNITY" is the main theme behind the 2 Nekkid Heads Tour.

Friday May 6, 2011 – Durham, NC

2 Nekkid Heads during the “Fried Chicken Leg” of the tour

Kevin Jackson (Blacksphere author and Conservative Comedian/Activist) along with Joe (The Plumber) Wurzelbacher brought their message to the folks of the Triangle Area of NC. The whole event was sponsored by Triangle Conservatives Unite. The day started out with a pontoon ride breakfast on Jordan Lake and then proceeded to the BULL CITY of Durham. This is where I’ll focus this article since I have 2nd hand info on this portion. My Patriot friend Bart was there AND has given me permission to use his photos & videos.

The Durham event started with Joe & Kevin meeting some fellow conservatives at a black owned restaurant in downtown Durham, Dame’s Chicken & Waffles located at 317 W. Main Street. According to Bart’s reports, it was a great venue. Food & service was terrific. Thanks to Mike(the manager) their host & server for the afternoon. If you live in the Durham area, and you haven’t already found this little gem, please check it out! You won’t regret it.

Joe & Kevin with some of the local folks at Dames.

As the name implies----Chicken & Waffles!

After lunch, they took a little tour through Durham and the historic American Tobacco Campus led by “Carl & Glen”…two of the locals. For those readers who may not be familiar with the Durham area, the American Tobacco Campus is an old cigarette factory that has been turned into a retail venue with restaurants, shops, apartments and office space.

Notice that Suntrust Bank DOES NOT fly an American Flag any longer? Empty Flag Pole in the center of the rooftop.

NC Mutual Ins. building was a key part of the historic 'Black Wall Street' that was originally located on Parrish Street in Durham. They DO fly both the American & NC Flags PROUDLY out in front of their building

Joe & Kevin w/ some of the locals outside of Dames.

Joe & Kevin at the American Tobacco Campus

After the little walk thru downtown Durham, the group decided to stroll out to the historic Bennett Place Homestead. Bennett Place is the site of the largest surrender of troops during the US Civil War. General Johnston(Confederacy) surrendered to General Sherman(Union) on April 26, 1865—– 17 days AFTER Lee & Grant met at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.

Joe & Kevin talk to a Confederate Soldier at the Bennett Place.

Kevin chats with the Union Soldier too.

Kevin & Carl pose in front of the desk where the terms of surrender were signed by Johnston & Sherman on April 26, 1865.

Click on any of the pics for a larger version.

And here’s a couple of short video clips.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Ninth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.




Joe “The Plumber” and comedian Kevin Jackson have decided to take their message to the Deep South, and to prove that America is the most tolerant country in the world. They want to meet tea party members, and general all round folks who live in the Triangle Area and get to know them better.

Kevin and Joe will be having lunch in Durham.  Please take your lunch hour to come out, shake hands and to get a picture.  This is a great restaurant with wonderful food and a great atmosphere.  Kevin and Joe will be at the restaurant from 12:30pm until 2:00pm.

RSVP here if you’d like to. If not, just come on out and say hello & have some great Chicken & Waffles at Dames317 W. Main Street Durham, NC 27701    Phone: (919) 682-WAFL (9235)

Joe (The Plumber) Wurzelbacher

Kevin Jackson

Official Site

http://2nekkidheads.com/about

The Tour that will UNITE America!

This tour is about an inter-racial couple being able to travel the entire country celebrating extremes. Joe is white, Kevin is black. The chasm just doesn’t get any wider than that, unless of course if Kevin was darker—Joe can’t get any whiter.

Joe and Kevin represent the friendship that the Left doesn’t want the world to see! The two will tour the country together in a bet that they can survive visiting 50 states as polar opposites– from a color wheel perspective. Other than that, it’s difficult to tell the two apart.

In their travels they plan to document the racial divide that supposedly exists all over America. Like just the other day at a supermarket where Kevin watched a guy who looked Puerto Rican or Mexican, then again he could have been black or even a well-tanned Greek man smacking around a guy who was definitely white. The two walked up to each other, grabbed right hands, then rammed each other in the shoulder. Then they sort of laughed and backed off.

That type of stuff is happening all over the country, especially at ball games, parties, and so on. It’s an epidemic! Joe and Kevin will spend all day in each location, observing and reporting, from breakfast until supper time. It’s their way of keeping America safe!

There are other events throughout the day with Kevin & Joe. Please check out TCU’s site for all the details.



Sponsored by TCU

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifth Day of May in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.


The following is an EMAIL Alert that I received from one of my local Durham Conservatives. We need the publics help to STOP this TAX INCREASE for Durham. Please call, write & email the members of the City Council and put a stop to this out of control spending. Thank you.

It's a dark day in Durham. (Image copied from Google images Click to enlarge)


 

What: Downtown Durham Business Improvement District (New Tax): Help Please

When: Now until May 2, 2011

Where:  Your Phone; Your Computer; Your Mailbox

Why: City Council, and a number of local and outside interests, are considering a new tax on Downtown Durham. The Business Improvement District (BID). I am doing what I can to raise awareness on this. Time is short. Please help me.

Please read more. . .


The Durham, NC City Council, and a number of local and outside interests, are preparing to levy a new tax on Downtown Durham. The Business Improvement District (BID). I am doing what I can to raise awareness on this, but time is short, and I’m (probably?) outnumbered.

I’m hoping some of you will write letters to the editor, post on local blogs, write your city councilman, or what have you. I also have signs and stickers if you will display one or two. Time is very short. We only have until May 2nd, when the Council will vote on the matter.

This new tax will directly affect those of us who live downtown, but will also affect anyone who likes to enjoy activities downtown. I would like to help keep prices (taxes) down, so that everyone can continue to enjoy our downtown without further hardship.

Will you please help?

To learn a little more about the BID, I’m providing some links below. To varying degrees, these synopsis are generally pro-BID, and you won’t see much about the unintended cosequences of new taxes. In any case, they’ll give you some background.

Any help is appreciated.  Please pass the word, too. Thanks!

Bull City Rising story  

Downtown Durham site  

BullBid site  

My Recent Letter to the Editor: “Behind the BID”  

We cannot tax ourselves to utopia. Please help me say so.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for details.

– Carl Strauss    strausscarl@yahoo.com

 

To contact the Durham City Council, click HERE

To send a general email to all Council members,  use this address;

Council@DurhamNC.Gov

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Third Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.


Update – May 3, 2012

—— End of Update ——


Even if Barack Hussein Obama WAS born in Hawaii, he is STILL not eligible to be the President of the USA due to the fact his Father was never a US Citizen. ‘Natural Born’ requires BOTH parents to be US Citizens. Not just one!

Laws of Nations Title Page (click to enlarge)

(Scroll to page 101 of this site, paragraph 2)

    § 212. Citizens and natives.

The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. . . .

This is the definition, and intent, that was used by the Founding Fathers when they scribed the US Constitution.

More info on the definition of Natural Born Citizen

Page 101 from Laws of Nations by Vattel. (Click to enlarge)


The Conclusive Definition Of “Natural-Born Citizen”

Natural-born citizens of the United States are those who are citizens of the United States from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their American citizenship. These are those whose parents are citizens of the United States at the time of their birth.

Natural-born American citizens are those born of American citizen parents, within or without the American Republic, provided in the latter case that one of the parents had resided in the United States prior to the birth of the child.

Their American citizenship is natural, the result of parentage, and not artificial or acquired by compliance with legislative provisions.

A natural-born citizen is one not made by law or otherwise, but born. And this class is the large majority, in fact, the mass of our citizens; all others are exceptions specially provided for by law.

A natural-born citizen is defined as one whose citizenship is established by the jurisdiction which the United States already has over the parents of the child, not what is thereafter acquired by choice of residence in this country.

Natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens and naturalized citizens, are those born in the United States of parents who are citizens.

Society not being able to subsist and perpetuate itself, but by the children of its citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children, and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.

 

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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