Monthly Archives: January 2013

This Day in U.S. Military History……February 1

1 February 1633 – The tobacco laws of Virginia were codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy. 1780 – The British fleet carrying General Clinton’s 8,000-man army arrives from New York off Charleston, South Carolina. 1800 … Continue reading

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The Sentinel Of Liberty

The voice of reason and warning. Could Obama’s Weak Mid-East Foreign Policy Lead To A Mid-East War? The failure of the Obama Administration to project a strong leadership role in the Middle East has caused chaos within the Arab countries … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 31

31 January 1620 – Virginia colony leaders wrote to the Virginia Company in England, asking for more orphaned apprentices for employment. 1734 – Robert Morris, Declaration of Independence signer, was born. 1863 – The 1st South Carolina Volunteers, later called … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 30

30 January 1798 – A brawl broke out in the House of Representatives in Philadelphia. Matthew Lyon of Vermont spat in the face of Roger Griswold of Connecticut, who responded by attacking him with a hickory walking stick. Lyon was … Continue reading

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US debt headed toward 200 percent of GDP even after ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

The nation’s long-term fiscal outlook hasn’t significantly improved following  the recent agreement between Congress and the White House over tax and spending  issues, according to a new analysis. The “fiscal cliff” deal, combined with the debt-limit agreement of August  2011, … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 29

29 January 1834 – The banks of the Potomac River erupted in violence, as workers on the then-unfinished Chesapeake and Ohio Canal rioted after a planned strike was brutally extinguished. Never exactly a fast friend of indecision or conciliatory action, … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 28

28 January 1791 – Alexhander Hamilton provides plans for dollar currency and US Mint. Following the Revolutionary War, the U.S. seemed as though as it would adopt copper as its coin of choice. However, various efforts to produce and standardize … Continue reading

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Obama suggests Republicans unwilling to compromise in gun control debate

President Obama is suggesting that House Republicans on the issue of gun  control appear neither willing to work with him nor inclined to listen to the  American public on the issue. “The House Republican majority is made up mostly of … Continue reading

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Release – Rokita Leads House Letter to President: New Gun Control Measures are a ‘Constitutional Non-Starter’

Rokita Leads House Letter to President: New Gun Control Measures are a ‘Constitutional Non-Starter’ (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today led 42 House colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama vowing to protect Second Amendment rights from … Continue reading

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Social Security’s disability trust fund could fail to cover all benefits early as 2016

As President Obama faces pressure on the left to defend federal entitlement  programs from the benefit cuts that the Republicans say are necessary to keep  the programs solvent decades down the road, one part of Social Security could  fall short … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 27

27 January 1778 – Marines landed at New Providence, Bahamas; the American flag flew over foreign soil for the first time. The first American soldiers sent forth from the fledgling nation’s shores were a detachment of Marines. That amphibious raid–the … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 26

26 January 1784 – In a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the turkey. 1787 – Daniel Shays leads his rebel force in an unsuccessful attack against the … Continue reading

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The Sentinel Of Liberty

The voice of reason and warning.   The Old North Church of Boston served a pivotal role in the time prior to the Revolutionary War. It was chosen because at the time it was the tallest building in Boston and … Continue reading

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Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Gov’t Debt Hit Record $1,696,691,000,000; Up 257% Under Obama

(CNSNews.com) – In data released Thursday afternoon, the Federal Reserve revealed  that its holdings of U.S. government debt had increased to an all-time  record of $1,696,691,000,000 as of the close of business on Wednesday. The Fed’s holdings of U.S. government … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 25

25 January 1775 – Americans dragged cannon up hill to fight the British at Gun Hill Road, Bronx. When the British navy landed on Staten Island in 1775, New York City Patriots feared an imminent invasion. They did not want … Continue reading

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MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the  Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman  said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday. The California … Continue reading

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Leaked UN climate report slammed for citing WWF, Greenpeace

Critics are blasting a draft U.N. climate change report that combines studies by advocacy groups like the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace alongside scientific research papers — the same issue that led independent auditors to slam the U.N.’s last report. … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 24

24 January 1639 – Representatives from three Connecticut towns banded together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World. [see Jan 14] 1732 – Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais, French dramatist, was born. He was best remembered … Continue reading

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Congress Set to Question Hillary Clinton on Security Failures in Benghazi

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be on Capitol Hill Wednesday, to give long-awaited testimony about State Department security and the attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton, who had to postpone testimony because of … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 23

23 January 1730 – Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer), was born. 1737 – John Hancock (d.1793), American statesman, was born. 1775 – The Georgia Colony adopts a revised version of the Continental Association which mandates a nonimportation … Continue reading

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In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

Just hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that … Continue reading

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Can you believe this?

I saw a facebook post on Sunday from an Anchorage, AK, paper stating that a man’s nephew had called him letting him know that he had gotten up that morning and gone to the mess hall for breakfast only to … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 22

22 January 1690 – At Onandaga, New York, the Iroquois Nation renews its allegiance to the English crown. 1925 – 2nd Expeditionary Force organized at Cavite, Philippine Islands, for duty at Shanghai, China to protect American lives. 1939 – A … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 21

21 January 1642 – Director of the New Netherlands colony, Willem Kieft, calls for a meeting of the Twelve (family representatives) to organize a military response to the increasing raids of the Hudson River Valley Tribe. This tribe is reacting … Continue reading

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This Day in U.S. Military History……January 20

20 January 1781 – In Pompton , New Jersey, troops mutiny. They are suppressed on January 27 by General Robert Howe’s 600-man force sent by Washington. Two leaders of the mutiny are executed. 1783 – The fighting of the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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