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Talking about YouTube – Bon Jovi – Who Says You Can’t Go Home (HQ Lost Highway Concert) 2007

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Talking about YouTube – Saint Paul Cathedral Choir: Psalm 121

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For Raj

In this space I am going to share with you President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  It was given in November, 1863 to dedicate the cemetery established there for those who died in the battle (fought in early July, 1863).  I believe the message is current today……

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.  We are met on a great battle-field of that war.  We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.  It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground.  The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.  The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.  It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.  It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


I highly recommend renting the DVD  “Gettysburg” for a great telling of the story of that battle….and because it is a well crafted film! 

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From George Will

A Law Arizona Can Live With

thanks, Mr.. Will

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Loving Arizona


I got to live in Tucson for seven years before I began my great Air Force Adventure.  It is a city of blended cultures; rich in Hispanic tradition and proud of  a heritage of the American West.  Arizona is independent enough to reject Spring Forward and Fall Back as the rest of the nation resets clocks to go on Daylight Savings Time; Arizona just does not need it.  It is outrageous and insulting that folks who just don’t know Arizona suggest racism is behind the latest effort to confront illegal immigration.  The state of Arizona seeks to secure the rights of citizens because our Federal government has been negligent in enforcing border security.    Kudos to Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona legislature for standing up for the civil rights of US CITIZENS

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A great editorial from the Washington Times about NASA

I would like to share the following :    Losing It In Space 

Thanks for reading!           


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