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Visit to Carriage Hill Metropark
Wednesday, September 02nd, 2015 | Author:

Missy and I visited Carriage Hill Farms in Huber Heights.  Unfortunately, we arrived after most of the farm exhibits closed so we were only able to take a hike around Cedar Pond.

miss at carriage

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Visit to Carillon Park
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 | Author:

Missy and I visited Carillon Park on Sunday and toured the various sites associated with the history of Dayton, Ohio.  We observed the techniques used on the Linotype printing machines; we saw the old rail cars made by Barney & Smith; and, of course, we checked out the original Wright Flyer III.  In addition, we strolled over to the new Carillon Brewery for dinner, where we sampled some of their special craft beers that they make using brewing methods from the 1850s.

miss carillon sign

DZ running print mach

miss clock twr

miss beer spl

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Visit to Cox Arboretum
Monday, August 24th, 2015 | Author:

Missy and I visited Cox Arboretum Metropark in south Dayton, where we toured the butterfly house and the cedar tree tower.  A few nice photos below.

miss at cox

miss tower

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Visit to Englewood Dam
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 | Author:

A visit to Englewood Metropark, where our sons learned to feed the wild geese when they were youngsters growing up… A nice photo of mom and the two sons.

miss bear len engle

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Happy Birthday Missy!
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 | Author:

It’s her 39th Birthday!   A recent photo of the ‘Newlyweds’ in Eilat:

Miss Dan Eilat Balconey

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Mainstream Media and Marxism
Wednesday, June 03rd, 2015 | Author:

I’d have to say that I saw this coming in 2007 when there was nary a push-back when the Manchurian Marxist Moslem (Obama) told Joe-the-Plumber “…it’s time to spread the wealth”:

Have you noticed that the same media that uses words like “extreme” to describe Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, and other Republicans finds nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to Bernie Sanders

Sanders, who wants a 90% tax rate for the wealthiest Americans, and recently came under fire for a 1972 column describing female rape fantasies, describes himself as a socialist—yet the media treats him like a viable candidate for 2016.

Socialism is the most important aspect of Sanders’ political identity and goes a long way in helping us understand the media’s kid-glove treatment of him

Source: Bernie Sanders | liberal media | normalization of Socialism

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Majority of Arabs Support Islamic State?
Monday, May 25th, 2015 | Author:

Can this really be a correct polling?

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/05/25/shock-poll-81-of-al-jazeera-arabic-poll-respondents-support-isis/

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Lincoln’s Plan to Visit Jerusalem
Monday, May 04th, 2015 | Author:

A little know fact:

The night that Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater, some of the last words he was heard to say to his wife: “We will visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footsteps of the Savior.  There is no place I so much desire to see as Jerusalem.”

Source: 10 Little-Known Stories Of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

 

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Dehumanizing the Individual
Sunday, April 05th, 2015 | Author:

From this blog that focuses on treating people as individuals, you have a pertinent article at the American Enterprise Institute

Once you start thinking about human beings as members of classes–so, even if it’s classes that sound initially plausible or neutral, like the rich and the poor, immediately what you begin to do is to see human beings within those classes as being more or less interchangeable…

But the danger that has actually issued real and horrible consequences in human history–once you begin to see people as being interchangeable, at least among classes, this religion, this nationality, this ethnicity, then you begin to dehumanize them. They don’t seem to you like individual centers of human dignity…

But by contrast, when you see instead human beings as being individuals–which, by the way, I think is the correct way to view this, individual centers of human agency, individual centers of human dignity–that completely transforms our relationship to one another.

https://www.aei.org/publication/once-you-begin-to-see-humans-as-the-interchangeable-members-of-a-class-you-begin-to-dehumanize-them/

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Worrying about Public Opinion
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 | Author:

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.   The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again.  The local paper read: PASTOR’S ASS OUT FRONT.

The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.  The next day the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR’S ASS

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey. The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent.  The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.

The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farm for $10.  The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR $10

This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.  The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE.

The Bishop was buried the next day.

The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery . . . even shorten your life.  So be yourself and enjoy life.  Stop worrying about everyone else’s ass and just cover your own !!!  You’ll be a lot happier and live longer!

Hat tip to the ‘titanium man’ Joe K

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