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Posted:Jan 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Last Updated:Jan 18, 2020 10:53 pm

I'd posted weekend quiz.,..

Then I realized there might be a problem with "age" as in members might discuss items from being a minor jeopardizing their profiles...

and I can't think of another query tonight to replace it!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted:Jan 18, 2020 10:23 am
Last Updated:Jan 18, 2020 10:56 pm

Born Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light- Harry" Lee on January19 , 07 in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. Despite hardship that caused his depart the West Indies, young Robert secured an appointment the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated second in the of 29. years later, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, a descendant of George Washington's adopted , John Parke Custis. Yet with for all his military pedigree, Lee had yet to set foot on a battlefield. Instead, he served years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation's coastal defenses. during the 46 war with Mexico, however, changed that. As a member of General Winfield Scott's staff, Lee distinguished himself, earning brevets for gallantry, and emerging from the conflict with the rank of colonel.

From 52 55, Lee served as superintendent of West , and was therefore responsible for educating many of the men would later serve him - and those would oppose him - on the battlefields of the Civil War. In 55 he left the academy take a position in the cavalry and in 59 was called upon put down abolitionist John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry.

Because of his reputation as of the finest officers in the United States Army, Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Federal forces in April 61. Lee declined and tendered his resignation from the army when the state of Virginia seceded on April , arguing that he could not fight against his own people. Instead, he accepted a general’s commission in the newly formed Confederate Army. His first military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Cheat Mountain, Virginia (now West Virginia) on September , 61. It was a Union victory but Lee’s reputation withstood the public criticism that followed. He served as military advisor to President Jefferson Davis June 62 when he was given command of the wounded General Joseph E. Johnston's embattled army on the Virginia peninsula. Lee renamed his command the Army of Northern Virginia, and his direction it would become the most famous and successful of the Confederate armies. This also boasted some of the Confederacy's most inspiring military figures, including James Longstreet, Stonewall Jackson and the flamboyant cavalier J.E.B. Stuart. With these trusted subordinates, Lee commanded troops that continually manhandled their blue-clad adversaries and embarrassed their generals no matter what the odds.

Yet despite foiling several attempts to seize the Confederate capital, Lee recognized that the key to ultimate success was a victory on Northern soil. In September 62, he launched an invasion into Maryland with the hope of shifting the war's focus away from Virginia. But when a misplaced dispatch outlining the invasion plan was discovered Union commander George McClellan the element of surprise was lost, and the armies faced off at the battle of Antietam. Though his plans were no longer a secret, Lee nevertheless managed fight McClellan a stalemate on September , 62. Following the bloodiest -day battle of the war, heavy casualties compelled Lee withdraw the cover of darkness. The remainder of 62 was spent on the defensive, parrying Union thrusts at Fredericksburg and, in May of the following year, Chancellorsville.

The masterful victory at Chancellorsville gave Lee great confidence in his army, and the Rebel chief was inspired once again to take the fight to enemy soil. In late June of 63, he began another invasion of the North, meeting the Union host at the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. For days Lee assailed the Federal army George G. Meade in what would become the most famous battle of the entire war. Accustomed to seeing the Yankees run in the of his aggressive troops, Lee attacked strong Union positions on ground. This time, however, the Federals wouldn't budge. The Confederate war effort reached its water mark on July 3, 63 when Lee ordered a massive frontal assault against Meade's center, spear-headed Virginians Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett. The attack known as Pickett's was a failure and Lee, recognizing that the battle was lost, ordered his army retreat. Taking full responsibility for the defeat, he wrote Jefferson Davis offering his resignation, which Davis refused accept.

After the simultaneous Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant assumed command of the Federal armies. Rather than making Richmond the aim of his campaign, Grant chose to focus the myriad resources at his disposal on destroying Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. In a relentless and bloody campaign, the Federal juggernaut bludgeoned the -supplied Rebel band. In spite of his ability make Grant in blood for his aggressive tactics, Lee had been forced yield the initiative his adversary, and he recognized that the end of the Confederacy was a matter of time. the summer of 64, the Confederates had been forced into waging trench warfare outside of Petersburg. Though President Davis named the Virginian General-in-Chief of all Confederate forces in February 65, months later, on April 9, 65, Lee was forced surrender his weary and depleted army Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the Civil War.

Lee returned home on parole and eventually became the president of Washington College in Virginia (now known as Washington and Lee University). He remained in this position his death on October , 70 in Lexington, Virginia.

Suicidal ?
Posted:Jan 17, 2020 9:10 pm
Last Updated:Jan 18, 2020 2:40 pm

I musta been suicidal this morning !

I made us ham & bean soup for dinner tonight.
Classic Rock
Posted:Jan 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Last Updated:Jan 18, 2020 10:55 pm

For our Classic Rock fans !

40 ago on January ,1980 Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" hits #1

They are still pressing it into vinyl ! LOL!

in about 30 YEARS ...............

Plan BIG !
Posted:Jan 16, 2020 8:38 pm
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2020 7:40 pm

Seventy years ago on January , 1950, men steal more than $2 million ($30 million today) from the Brink's Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime—almost—as the culprits weren’t caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.

Anthony “Fats” Pino

The robbery’s mastermind was Anthony “Fats” Pino, a career criminal recruited a group of other men to stake the depot for 18 months to figure when it held the most . Pino’s men then managed to steal plans for the depot’s alarm system, returning them before anyone noticed they were gone.

Wearing navy blue coats and chauffeur’s caps–similar to the Brink's employee uniforms–with rubber Halloween masks, the thieves entered the depot with copied keys, surprising and tying up several employees inside the company’s counting room. Filling canvas bags with , coins, checks and orders—for a total weight of more than half a ton—the men were and in their getaway car in about 30 minutes. Their haul? More than $2.7 million—the largest robbery in U.S. history up until that time.

Joseph “Specs” O’Keefe,

No one was hurt in the robbery, and the thieves left virtually no clues, aside from the rope used to tie the employees and one of the chauffeur’s caps. The gang promised to stay out of trouble and not touch the for six years in order for the statute of limitations to run . They might have made it, but for the fact that one man, Joseph “Specs” O’Keefe, left his share with another member in order to serve a prison sentence for another burglary. While in jail, O’Keefe wrote bitterly to his cohorts demanding and hinting he might talk. The group sent a man to kill O’Keefe, but he was caught before completing his task. The wounded O’Keefe made a deal with the FBI to testify against his fellow robbers.

Eight of the Brink's robbers were caught, convicted and given life sentences. Two more died before they could go to trial. Only a small part of the was ever recovered; the rest is fabled to be hidden in the hills north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. In 1978, the famous robbery was immortalized on film in The Brink's Job, starring Peter Falk.

A Century Ago !
Posted:Jan 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2020 7:41 pm

January th is Prohibition Remembrance Day ! The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the production, manufacture, sales, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish, possess, transport, and / or sale of alcohol. On January , 1919, it was ratified by the requisite of states, but did not go into effect for another year. Prohibition Remembrance Day commemorates the ratification and implementation of Prohibition, and the almost years that American citizens lived under it.

Prohibition had come about after many years of work by those in the temperance movement, which wanted complete abstinence from alcohol. As a whole, the movement had close ties to the church. One of the main groups that was instrumental in the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment was the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), which believed an amendment would protect , women, and families from the effects of alcohol abuse, by reducing social problems such as poverty, crime, mental illness, and drunkenness. Another important temperance group was the Anti-Saloon League, which had first took on alcohol by working to ban its sale at the state level. The fight against alcohol was dramatized by campaigners such as the hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation, who traveled around the country smashing up saloons. By the time the amendment went into effect, many states already had prohibition laws on the books, which helped with the final passage of the amendment. For example, by 19 there were 23 states that had laws against saloons, and some had already banned the manufacture of alcohol as well.

On August 1, 19, the US Senate passed a resolution with the language for a prohibition amendment, and On December , 19, the House of Representatives passed a revised resolution. The following day the Senate approved the revised version, and it was sent to states for ratification. On January , 1919, the amendment became official, as Nebraska became the 36th state to ratify it. With it the consumption of alcohol was not banned, but the production, transportation, or sale of it was. There was a stipulation that it could not go into effect right away though, so it was not until January , 1920, that it began being implemented. In order to enforce the amendment, and to define which drinks were considered "intoxicating liquors," the Volstead Act was passed by Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

Character of William Jennings Bryan who strongly advocated Prohibition.

The amendment was quite controversial during its thirteen year existence, and public pressure eventually led to its repeal. There were debates to its positive and negative qualities during its implementation, as there have been since its repeal. Overall alcohol consumption declined during it, cirrhosis rates for men decreased, and admissions to mental hospitals for issues surrounding alcohol went down. There is some indication that overall violent crime didn't increase dramatically during Prohibition, and many people did decide to follow Prohibition when it came into effect.

Although overall drinking went down, in some areas more people drank, and they drank more. This fostered an underground bootlegging industry that was controlled by organized crime groups such as the Mafia, as well as by other gangs. Some members of the police force were bribed, and some politicians turned a blind eye. Still, many were prosecuted for violating liquor laws, which overburdened the justice system. While bootlegging was running rampant, gambling and also increased.

In the cities there were many speakeasies, or underground drinking establishments, but in the country and among the working class, drinking mainly moved from being in saloons to being a part of home life, exemplified in the rise in production of "bathtub gin" and moonshine. There also were many instances of the re-distilling of the alcohol in things such as perfume and paint, which were materials that contained poisons.

Prohibition also was costly. There was a large amount of spent to enforce it, and there was a loss of tax revenue from the lack of alcohol sales. As the Great Depression began at the end of the decade, it was harder to justify Prohibition when an economic benefit from its repeal could be seen.

Many groups formed to repeal Prohibition, such as the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA). Many women joined the repeal movement, after they saw the destructiveness of alcohol being increased by the amendment itself. The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) gained 1.5 million members, many of whom had previously supported Prohibition, but now saw it as leading to corruption, violent crime, and underground drinking. Many members also believed that when saw that people were not following laws, it could have a negative effect on them. The WONPR, the AAPA, and other groups came together and founded the United Repeal Council. The council lobbied at the 1932 Republican and Democrat Conventions, and the Democratic Party's platform eventually included a plank calling for the repeal of Prohibition, and candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt said he would work to repeal Prohibition.

After Roosevelt was elected, he signed the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 22, 1933, which legalized 3.2% alcohol beer, and wine, and went into effect on April 7—which is now celebrated in the United States as National Beer Day. Congress proposed the Twenty-first Amendment on February 20, 1933, and state conventions ratified it, the last doing so on December 5, 1933, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment.

Soooo far...........
Posted:Jan 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Last Updated:Jan 15, 2020 5:44 pm

So far winter really has not been that bad to us! No major stretches of bitter cold and just enough snow to cover up the doggy poo poo !

That's about to change.... Tonight we are to get snow about dawn with freezing rain. Just wonderful... a few hours respite then we get a weekend "F"ing snowstorm/blizzard. The THIRD weekend in a row screwed up by Mutha Nature.

******* CUTE ***************

Oh kaaaayy here is the challenge painting the picture with words due to it's sensitive nature........... LOL ! Two days ago While unloading my shopping cart, standing in line at the grocery store, I felt an intimate petting on my rump ! The kind of caressing in an area that could be construed as sexually stimulating............ I know I must have given the check out a funny before I turned around to see a very pleasant mid-20's Latina lady holding a and a gallon of milk in her arms..... That's when the caress moved from my rump to the calf of my leg......... and she looked DOWN with too....

There stood a curly haired 3ish mini Montezuma admiring my Fox & Coyote fur coat. His mom then realized just what was happening and goinked the poor in the head with a gallon of milk. She said something to the effect of "so sorry!" and I chuckled as I turned back saying "de nada."
Ratification Day
Posted:Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Last Updated:Jan 14, 2020 10:53 pm

On January 14, 1784, --- 236 years ago --- the Confederation Congress—which was also still known as the Continental Congress—ratified the Treaty of Paris, the document that officially ended the American Revolutionary War and made the United States of America a sovereign nation. This historic event and its anniversary each year is known as Ratification Day. There was a long road between the ending of hostilities of the Revolutionary War and this moment, and the treaty still had to be approved in Paris following Ratification Day, but it was on this day that the United States Congress made the end of the war official. >>> KEEP IN MIND THESE ARE THIRTEEN INDEPENDENT NATIONS ---NOT UNCLE SAM'S USA <<<

On April 11, 1783, Congress issued a proclamation declaring a "cessation of arms" with Great Britain, which was approved by Congress four days later >>> REMEMBER LORD CORNWALLACE'S SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN October 19,, 1781<<<. Representatives from Great Britain and the United States signed the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783, which said that the United States was "free, sovereign and independent." Furthermore, it said Britain would remove troops from occupied American territory in a timely fashion, that Britain agreed to boundaries that would double the size of the United States' territory, and that the United States would regain access to the cod and haddock fisheries in the North Atlantic that had been taken by Britain during the war. Although the treaty had been signed, it needed to be ratified by Congress as well as by Britain in order to become official.

On December 13, 1783, Congress convened at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland, to approve the Treaty of Paris. According to the Articles of Confederation, the law of the land at the time, a two-thirds majority was needed to approve the treaty, meaning nine out of the thirteen states had to ratify it. At least two delegates from each state needed to be present in order for that state to vote on the treaty. The two countries were to exchange their ratifications by March 3, 1784.

The winter of 1783-1984 was especially brutal, replete with extreme cold, ice storms, and blizzards, allowing only seven of the thirteen states the ability to convene the required number of delegates until mid-January. Only one delegate from New Hampshire and South Carolina had made it there, so they could not vote. No delegates from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Georgia were present, so they could not vote either.

A faction of the delegates thought that the seven present states could ratify the treaty, since the Articles of Confederation said that a two-thirds majority was needed to enter a treaty, not to ratify it. It looked unlikely that delegates from nine states would arrive in time to ratify it, and this faction thought they should proceed with those seven present. The other faction, led by Thomas Jefferson, thought all nine states needed to be present for ratification. They thought that if they did not follow this, Britain would find out and then have an excuse to nullify the treaty. Jefferson headed a compromise committee that included members of both factions. They decided that if only seven states were present, Congress would pass a resolution that said that the states present were unanimous in favor of ratifying but weren't sure of their competency to ratify with just seven states. This would be sent to Benjamin Franklin, the American Ambassador to France, who would request a three-month delay from Britain, so that ratification could be done by nine states. But if the three-month delay wasn't granted, Franklin was to present the seven state ratification.

This compromise became moot, as delegates arrived at the last moment. On January 13, two delegates arrived from Connecticut, giving that state the right to vote on the treaty, and bringing the total number of states that could vote to eight. One delegate also arrived from New Jersey. The following day, Richard Beresford of South Carolina arrived, a second delegate from that state and the vote could be taken. On January 17, 1784—Ratification Day—the United States Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris.

A Proclamation of Peace, written by Thomas Jefferson, was also approved on the day. It included a reprinting of the peace treaty as well as words "requiring and enjoining" all of those in positions of power and citizens of the country to observe it. A resolution was also passed that encouraged the state legislatures to pursue a conciliatory approach toward loyalists.

Three packets including a copy of the ratified treaty, the Proclamation of Peace, and the resolution for the state legislatures were sent to Paris via separate couriers. Colonel Josiah Harmar and David S. Franks took separate packets to New York City. They left the port on separate ships, but were not able to embark until February 21, because there was an ice barrier between Long Island and Staten Island. This meant they assuredly would not reach Paris by the March 3 deadline. Harmar reached Europe first, arriving on March 25, at L'Orient, a naval base in Brittany, France. He left for Paris and traveled day and night, arriving at Benjamin Franklin's residence in Passy, on the outskirts of the city, on March 29, and handed him the ratification documents.

Although the ratified treaty arrived after the March 3 deadline, Great Britain accepted the explanation that there had been a delay because of treacherous weather. King George III then signed the British ratification on April 9. Ratifications were exchanged on May 12, 1784, which formally put the Treaty of Paris into effect. Benjamin Franklin sent the British copy to Congress.

The implementation of the Treaty of Paris hinged on its ratification by the United States Congress, an objective that was fulfilled on January 14, 1784. Today, on the anniversary of ratification, we mark Ratification Day. The Old Senate Chamber in the Maryland State House, where the ratification took place, looks exactly as it did on that historic day, and each year on the anniversary a ceremony is held there. At the time of ratification, the United States flag had twelve stars shaped in a circle and a thirteenth inside of the circle. This flag is now flown over the statehouse and over other buildings in Annapolis on Ratification Day.

50 Years Ago
Posted:Jan 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Last Updated:Jan 13, 2020 7:37 pm

After suffering through years of suppression Nigeria’s military government, the breakaway state of Biafra proclaims its independence from Nigeria.

In 1960, Nigeria gained independence from Britain. years later, the Muslim Hausas in northern Nigeria began massacring the Christian Igbos in the region, prompting tens of thousands of Igbos flee the east, where their people were the dominant ethnic . The Igbos doubted that Nigeria’s oppressive military government would allow them develop, or even survive, so on May 30, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu and other non-Igbo representatives of the area established the Republic of Biafra, comprising several states of Nigeria.

After diplomatic efforts by Nigeria failed reunite the country, war between Nigeria and Biafra broke in July 1967. Ojukwu’s forces made some initial advances, but Nigeria’s superior military strength gradually reduced Biafran territory. The state lost its oil fields–its main source of revenue–and without the funds to import food, an estimated million of its civilians died as a result of severe malnutrition.

On January , 1970, Nigerian forces captured the provincial capital of Owerri, of the last Biafran strongholds. On January th General Ojukwu was forced flee the Ivory Coast unofficially ending the Nigerian Civil War. days later, deputy Philip Effiong surrendered Biafra Nigeria.

JD's family invested in Biafran aid in the war effort and food for the starving populous.

Posted:Jan 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2020 7:43 pm

The WEEKEND QUIZ is taking a different turn..................

This Quiz is on a more personal note............

concerning your own orgasmic intensity............ 99 times of a hundred orgasms are rated 1 10.

However........... every "Now & THEN" a wild gets slipped in there where I dam near faint! This has happened a few times in life but happened a nights ago.

Are you familiar with "e-stem" or "tenz" units that you attach your penis do a "hands free" orgasm?

The orgasms are usually pretty wild and I would not recommend this unit anyone with a coronary condition. Then that with getting fucked at the time and I FAINTED... I could not handle the over stimulation. This has happened a few times in life.

WEEKEND QUESTION IS.....................



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