Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rose Bushes have Thornes Trees give LIFE/AIR

latitude 943...longitude 470...... longitude 2184074.
A very wise old man told me to
Always have your Heart on your Sleeve and
Never Turn your Eyes away from Someone in Need. For every Good Deed is
Punished we are all Punished for the dirty Deeds that is our Legacy to the
society that is real now. No MORE violence.. PEACE on EARTH was the only
treasure found under the stone.
And The one Tin soldier walks away.
A heart so pure that it will melt steel and build a fortress of fame
to the Shame that we all hold.
Justice? FRANCE GAVE US THE STATUE OF LIBERTY!!! shhhh pass it on..
they know the truth..Shhhh
shhhh be quiet as a mouse..

bridegroom bridegroom

A new solar energy needed to reighn in the NOVA

"Sweet as a Rose Bud, Bright as a Star, Cute as a kitten thats what You are, bundles of joy sunshine and fun, you are everything I LOVE/// all rolled into one."

Black soldiers get apology for WWII convictions
Posted by The Associated Press July 26, 2008 21:55PM
Categories: Breaking News
SEATTLE -- More than six decades after 28 black soldiers were wrongly
convicted after a riot and lynching of an Italian in Seattle, the Army has
issued a formal apology.

"We had not done right by these soldiers," Ronald James, assistant secretary
of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, said Saturday. "The Army is
genuinely sorry. I am genuinely sorry."

Relatives of the soldiers joined elected officials, military officers and
one of the defense lawyers to hear James give the apology before hundreds of
people in a meadow near the old Fort Lawton parade grounds and chapel in
Discovery Park.

All but two of the soldiers are dead. One, Samuel Snow of Lees burg, Fla.,
planned to attend the ceremony but wound up in the hospital instead because
of a problem with his pacemaker.

The convictions were overturned in October at the prodding of Rep. Jim
McDermott, D-Seattle, largely based on the book "On American Soil" published
in 2005 by Jack Haman, a CNN and PBS journalist, and his wife Leslie about
the riot on the night of Aug. 14, 1944, and subsequent events at Fort

Dozens were injured in the me lee that started with a scuffle between an
Italian prisoner of war and a black soldier from the segregated barracks
near the POW housing. A POW, Guglielmo Oliveotto, was found hanged at the
bottom of a bluff the next day,.

The Army prosecutor was Leon Sikorsky, who went on to become special
prosecutor in the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s.

Forty-three black soldiers were charged with rioting and three also were
charged with murder. Two defense lawyers were assigned to the case and given
two weeks to prepare without ever being shown an Army investigation
criticizing the way the riot was handled.

In the ensuing trial 28 men were convicted.

One of those attending the ceremony Saturday, Arthur Provost of Houston,
said his father Willie, one of the convicted soldiers, never talked about
what had happened.

"I think he was embarrassed," Provost said. "I wished he had told us."

Snow's son, Ray Snow, told the gathering his father felt no animosity for
the long-ago injustice.

"He was so honored" by the tribute, Ray Snow said. "We salute you for
remembering a travesty that took place."

-- The Associated Press

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Tis the season to pick up ,marbles? and play???/////////////++++++++++***

Fjords of Norway
I must first correct a geographical error that cruisers might make. Some of the passengers on our ship were very disappointed in Oslo, but only because they had not looked at a map of Norway or done their homework before sailing! If you are on a Baltic cruise that ports only in Oslo, do not expect to see the gorgeous deep fjords carved into the coastline that Norway is so famous for. Those fjords are on the western coast of Norway near Bergen. Many "fjord" cruises only sail the western coastline. If seeing these spectacular fjords is a "must" for you, be sure to check your cruise ship's itinerary to make sure it includes Bergen or other western Norwegian cities. Oslo does sit on the Oslofjord, which extends for about 70 miles from the North Sea to the city of Oslo, Norway.

Oslo is in the southeast corner of the country, and your ship will sail up the 70-mile-long Oslofjord for a few hours to reach Oslo. However, since there are no mountains in the area, the fjord is scenic, but not cragged and deep like in Western Norway. The Oslofjord reminded me of one of the large man-made freshwater lakes home in Georgia. It was relatively narrow, with lots of small islands dotted with cottages. Hills surround the fjord, but they are not cragged or very high.

Touring Oslo
Oslo is a modern city with touches of medieval history. The city is 1000 years old, but has been rebuilt several times because of numerous fires. Oslo was last destroyed by fire in 1824, but some remnants of ancient times remain. The city is full of parks, museums, churches and other beautiful places. It is also heavily forested, making it quite attractive to those of us who love the outdoors. Oslo is very spacious, and its 175 square mile area makes it one of the largest capital cities in the world. Cruise passengers with a day in Oslo can see much of the city on foot or take a city tour. One word of warning--Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so if you decide to dine ashore, check the prices first!

When you are touring the city, here are some of the stops that should be included.

* The Holmenkollen Ski Jump towers over the city. The Lookout Tower near Holmenkollen offers beautiful views of Oslo and the surrounding countryside.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The wicked have drawn their swords
And strung their bows
To bring low the poor and the needy
And to slaughter honest people
Their swords shall pierce their own hearts
And their bows shall be broken.
--Psalms 31:14, 15

BROKEN ARROW/ need I say more?? ZZZZZZZ

26 Boeing Co Boeing Aerospace Operations 100 Engineering and manufacturing

Chicago, IL Midwest City

Boeing Aerospace Operations 100 Engineering and manufacturing services

Oklahoma City

29 Target Target Stores 1,750-2,000 Retail stores

Minneapolis, MN Statewide Stores in Oklahoma

30 Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Financial services

New York, NY Statewide Offices in Oklahoma

33 Sears Holdings Sears & Kmart 1,850-2,100 Retail stores, service

Hoffman Estates, IL Statewide Stores in Oklahoma

34 Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch Financial services

New York, NY Statewide Offices in Oklahoma

35 MetLife MetLife Group 500-750 Insurance services

New York, NY Tulsa

39 AT&T AT&T (formerly SBC) 2,200-2,300 Telecommunications

San Antonio, TX Oklahoma City & throughout OK

AT&T Wireless 1,250-1,500 In bound

Oklahoma City

Page 3 Fortune 500, 2005, May, 2006 Research & E
May 8.-The cabinet to-day were almost exclusively occupied with
Kanzas affairs, Mr. Walker being present several hours. He will take the
oath of office as governor here, before leaving for Kanzas, Monday or

The official and private accounts daily received induce both him and the
administration to believe there will be no serious, if any, obstruction to
the adjustment of the pending difficulties in that territory.

The Dallas Clarendon Treaty, as amended, has been virtually rejected in

Queen Victoria has given birth to another princess, which makes the ninth
royal baby of which she is mother.


ANGELFIRE Tis the season for JUSTICE

McKenzie, Cherry. Elvis' secret legacy. Author House, Bloomington, IN.,
2006. 158 pp. Pbk. ISBN: 1-4259-4114-1.

Elvis' Secret Legacy is a gripping fictional book full of action,
adventure, excitement, humour, kidnapping, unseasonable weather effects and
the paranormal. Step into a world of meditation, spirit guides, white light
and auras.

The book comprises 35 short chapters, the average length being five
pages. Some chapters are barely two pages long. But that doesn't really
matter. At least the narrative is not verbose. It allows quick switching
between activities and locations and heightens the dramatic effect.

Without giving too much away, Elvis appears to Kat/Kitty McBride to
enlist her help in retrieving a secret legacy from a barn at Graceland. Kat
involves a friend with the unlikely name of Posey Street; they team up with
Early May Pruitt, former assistant to Doc. Belle, the horse vet at Graceland
whose successor, Dr Todd Ledbetter, has been forced into certain actions by
gambling debts connecting with dog racing. The three women fortuitously team
up with elderly real estate agent Miss Maple Melton who conveniently has
access to a vacant yet partly furnished property backing onto Graceland.
That sets the scene for what follows.

Without giving too much away, Elvis appears to Kat/Kitty McBride to enlist
her help in retrieving a secret legacy from a barn at Graceland. Kat
involves a friend with the unlikely name of Posey Street; they team up with
Early May Pruitt, former assistant to Doc. Belle, the horse vet at Graceland
whose successor, Dr Todd Ledbetter, has been forced into certain actions by
gambling debts connecting with dog racing. The three women fortuitously team
up with elderly real estate agent Miss Maple Melton who conveniently has
access to a vacant yet partly furnished property backing onto Graceland.
That sets the scene for what follows.

Tension between the women (the "goodies") comes from Posey Street's
scepticism and sarcasm and Early May Pruitt's belligerent reactions. Tension
between the men (the "baddies") comes from interaction between psychopath
Tony and Herc(ules), basically kind, who takes a liking to Pruitt - he likes
large, pretty women - and protects her from harm.

Initially, Posey is unable to see or hear Elvis. She has to tune in to him
via the radio. He can be both seen and heard on a television screen. After a
tornado induced by Elvis himself to drown out the noise of concrete being
broken by a jackhammer, he appears to them all on television because the
storm has dissipated his spiritual energy. When they have trouble contacting
him, the women use a Ouija Board. The question "Where is Elvis" results with
the response "Elvis is everywhere" - definitely seriously scattered! This is
followed by a séance. While Elvis doesn't appear to the men, he scares them
with poltergeist-type activities.

This is another book by an author claiming a real-life connection to Elvis.
According to her short biography, McKenzie sat near Elvis in Miss Helen
Lockrie's Speech and Drama Class at Humes High School in the second semester
of her sophomore year. She would have been a year behind Elvis, having been
born in September 1936. She claims to have been invited by Elvis to the 1952
junior/senior prom and went out with him twice. The front cover contains a
fuzzy photograph, purportedly of Elvis, the same photograph as on the last
page of the book. The photograph looks suspiciously as though it has been
reworked on a computer.

For McBride, read McKenzie - there is what could be construed as
autobiographical content. Chapter 4 covers reminiscences about the
invitation to the 1952 school prom, where Elvis avoided fast dances, not
knowing the right steps. When relating the story to friend Posey in Chapter
8, the suggestion is that Kat "did it for the first time" with Elvis in

Fact or wishful thinking? According to Brown & Broeske (Down at the End of
Lonely Street, Signet, 1998, p. 53), Elvis confided in later life to a
girlfriend that he lost his virginity around the time of his high school
graduation (in mid 1953), so later than 1952 as suggested by McKenzie.

McKenzie's name doesn't appear in Guralnick & Jorgensen's Elvis Day by Day
(Ballantine, NY, 1999), Guralnick's The Last Train To Memphis (Little, Brown
& Co., 1994) or Bill E. Burk's Early Elvis: the Humes years (Red Oak Press,
Memphis, 1990).

Those books are fairly sparse on detail for that era, as are others. But
Guralnick does name girlfriends Billie Wardlaw (1952) and Regis Vaughan
(1953). Elvis took Regis Vaughan to the senior prom at the end of the school
year in 1953. They didn't dance because Elvis said he didn't know how to.
According to Cherry McKenzie he wouldn't do the fast dances in 1952,
presumably managing the slow ones.

So there are several discrepancies in McKenzie's story. The Humes High
School Class of 1954 might shed some light on her existence if we could
check it out.

Despite that, the major attraction of this book is Elvis's characterisation.
He is depicted as being full of teasing good humour and kindliness, although
with a serious purpose. No Elvis fan could really take umbrage at that.

There is so much already to read about Elvis that I don't usually bother
with Elvis fiction. But in this case, Elvis' Secret Legacy is light, easy,
and above all, enjoyable reading, however dubious Cherry McKenzie's
credentials are.
3 June 2008 The Shana Alexander Foundation hosted a luncheon, at the
Delegates Dining Room West Terrace in NY, on the occasion of the UN General
Assembly Thematic Debate on Human Trafficking and in recognition of the UN
Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking. In attendance were His
Excellency Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd UN General Assembly,
Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of UNODC, and critically acclaimed
actress Ashley Judd.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tears and Laughter Khalil Gibran 1500's

The Time of Troubles ended with a new ruling house coming to power.

The Romanovs, till the 16th century bearing the surname of the
Zakharyins-Yurievs, was an old Russian boyar kin that in 1613 turned to be
the tzar's and in 1721 the emperor's family. The ancestor of the Romanovs
was Andrei Ivanovich Kobyla who lived in the second quarter of the 14th
century. The Romanovs bearing German and Polish-Lithuanian roots supposedly
appeared in Rus' in the late 13th century. The surname comes from Roman who
lived in the 16th century and whose daughter Anastasia became the wife of
Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible. Following the marriage of Ivan the Terrible to
Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina the family of the Zakharyins-Romanovs became
close to the tzar's court in the 16th century and after the cessation of the
Moscow branch of the Rurik dynasty it started pretending to the crown. Ivan
IV and Anastasia's son Fyodor was the last tsar from the Rurik dynasty.
Anastasia's brother Nikita Romanovich (died in 1586) was Head of the Boyar
Duma (parliament).

In 1613 Nikita's grandson Mikhail Romanov (1613-1645) aged 16 was
elected to rule the country, giving rise to the Romanovs dynasty that ruled
the country for 304 years, till the Revolution of 1917.

The first three Romanovs stabilized the situation in the country but
more time and action were required to liquidate the retardation of the
Russian state from European countries in economical, industrial, trading,
managing, educational, and military fields. With the 17th century a new
period in Russian history started: small landed nobility substituted the
boyars in power, but what was even more important - manufacturing began to
play a significant role in production. However, the time of radical changes
was still ahead, which became evident when the dynasty's strongest ruler,
Peter the Great, came to power.

The Romanovs' Reign Falls into Three Periods:

The first period - recovery after the Times of Troubles - encompasses
the reign of tsars Mikhail (1613-1645), Alexei Mikhailovich (1645-1676) and
Fyodor Alexeyevich (1676-1682). In this epoch Russia stood out as the
leading Slavonic power that incorporated huge territories in the South and
the West, including the left-bank Ukraine to Russian lands. Church and
nobility subdued to the tsar's power, whereas peasants were attached to the
land and made property of the landowners.

The second period - reign of Peter I the Great (1682-1725), Catherine
I (1725-1727), Peter II (1727-1730), Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740), Ivan VI
(1740-1741), Elizabeth (1741-1761), Peter III (1761-1762) and Catherine the
Great (1762-1796). During this period Russia turned into a prominent
European Empire with powerful army and fleet and its dominion expanded on
territories from the Baltic to the Black Seas. The dynasty of the actual
Romanovs ceased with the death of Elizabeth giving way to the
Holstein-Gottorp branch from Germany.

The last period fell on the reign of Pavel I (1796-1801), Alexander I
(1801-1825), Nicholas I (1825-1855), Alexander II (1855-1881) and Alexander
III (1881-1894). The victory in Napoleonic wars and expansion to Asia made
Russia a world power. However, Russia's internal development was still
behind the Western countries, in spite of its fast economic growth and
abolition of serfdom.

The Romanovs after 1917

In 1894 Nicholas II, the last Emperor from the Romanovs dynasty
mounted the throne. The February revolution of 1917 uncrowned Nicholas, and
later led to the execution of the tsar and his family by Bolsheviks in
Yekaterinburg on July 16, 1918.

By the beginning of 1917 the Romanovs dynasty numbered 32 male
members, 13 of whom were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918-19. Those who
managed to flee, settled down in the Western European countries (France
mainly) and the USA. In the 1920-30s the majority of the dynasty
representatives still hoped for the collapse of the Soviet power and
regaining monarchy in Russia.

All the contemporary representatives of the dynasty are descendants of
the four sons of Nicholas I. Altogether by the beginning of 2007 the
Romanovs kin counted 18 male representatives, six of whom were under the age
of forty.

The Most Famous Romanovs:

Peter I (Peter the Great)

Peter I (1682-1725) was an excellent example of the right person on
the right place and in the right time. Peter's reforms were of vital
importance for the country; they accelerated development of the Russian
state and almost liquidated the retardation from European states, turning
Russia into one of the most influential European powers. Peter was called
'the Great' not only for his height (224 cm) but also for his reforms,
including modernization in the spheres of production, trade and agriculture,
as well as foundation of the Russian fleet and the army reorganization.
Peter I is also granted for gaining ways to the Baltic and Asov seas, as
well as building the new Russian capital of Saint Petersburg at the eastern
end of the Gulf of Finland (the tsar's residence moved here in 1713). Peter's
reforms were aimed at putting Russia among the greatest world powers. To do
so, he enforced Western models of development in both political and social
spheres. Being very curious and opened to everything new, having no
prejudices against the foreign experience, the tsar undertook a diplomatic
mission to learn more about the Western style of life and the latest
technical achievements. He traveled like an ordinary man under an ordinary
name, lived and worked among ordinary sergeants, learned several crafts and
for some time even worked as a carpenter on a ship. He hired about a
thousand foreign experts to work in Russia and to modernize its army,
economy, industry and agriculture. Peter prohibited traditional dress for
all men, forced boyars to cut their beards and get shaved regularly,
enforced noble youths to study in educational institutions and insisted on
changing the manners of the noble men and the boyars. He introduced a new
calendar, simplified Russian alphabet, established the New Year celebrations
on January 1, organized publication of the first Russian newspaper and
ordered to create first theaters.

A new form of social life was borrowed from the West - an assembly.
These were social gatherings, where women as well as men participated, which
seemed revolutionary for that time. On assemblies new dresses and manners
could be demonstrated, all developed according to the latest European

During his reign Peter gained unlimited power in the country and was
proclaimed emperor in 1721, leading to the Russian state getting the status
of Empire. Peter the Great remains one of the most controversial figures in
Russian history. Although he undertook reforms in almost all spheres of life
in Russia, the question is which of them were favorable for his subjects and
which were imposed rather before time. Peter's rule was followed by a period
of political instability that became known as "the epoch of palace
revolutions", the last of which happened in the very beginning of the 19th
century. However, the most troubled years were those from the death of Peter
the Great in 1725 till 1762 - the year when Catherine the Great came to
power. During this period the Russian throne was occupied by six different
successors, whose accession, as well as ruling, was accompanied by intrigues
and palace coups. One of these conspiracies brought to power a German-born
princess, Catherine II, which really saved the situation.

Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

For the first time since the reign of Peter the Great his policy got a
serious successor. The reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796) is sometimes
characterized as the Enlightened absolutism, referring to the empress'
interest in the ideas of Voltaire and Diderot. Catherine the Great
corresponded with the leaders of the French Enlightenment, discussing ways
of state development. Her reign was an epoch of great political and military
leaders (G.A. Potemkin, A.V. Suvorov, F.F. Ushakov). Moreover, Catherine
carried out several successful military campaigns, expanding Russia by
acquiring territories including those in Crimea, "key for the Black Sea" -
port of Ochakov, Belarus, Lithuania, right-bank part of Ukraine.

Alexander I

Catherine's epoch was followed by despotic and short reign of her son,
Paul I (1796 - 1801), who was killed in the last "palace revolution". Paul's
successor, Alexander I (1801 -1825), opened the third century of the
Romanovs' ruling by aiming at liberal changes in the country's life.
Catherine's favorite grandson, Alexander got a brilliant education and was
very well acquainted with the ideas of the French Enlightenment. And some
changes were really achieved, such as, for example, the government system
improvement. In 1802 eight ministries, new executive authorities, were
created, which contributed to the state centralization and strengthening.
Besides, Alexander I appeared to be a successful military leader: his reign
was marked by a glamorous victory over Napoleon troops in 1812, when Russia
became the first country that stopped a gigantic advance of the French
emperor. Nevertheless, Alexander did not solve the most urgent problems of
the time, those concerning serfs' status. The nobles' opposition and other
obstacles on the way towards liberal reforms led to the changes in Alexander's
policy that finally turned to reaction and even repressive measures. The
last provoked formation of the secret political societies and open revolt in
1825, when young officers, who got the name of the Decembrists, demanded
restriction of the absolute power of the monarch and freedom to the serfs.
However, unrests were suppressed, as well as liberal ideas that became
officially banned.

Nicholas I

Following the December events Nicolas's I (1825 - 1855) reign started
with a series of repressions against those intellectuals who opposed
absolutist regime. As the emperor was quite successful in this, his reign is
sometimes characterized by historians as the "apogee of absolutism".
Nevertheless, new revolutionary thoughts were uneasy to extirpate and they
went on developing throughout the century. Being modified and changed for
many decades, such ideas periodically found their way out leading to tragic
and irreversible events, among which was the assassination of Alexander II.

Alexander II

Successor of Nicolas I, Alexander II (1855-1881) carried out a range
of reforms, one of the most distinguishing among which was granting a
long-awaited freedom to the serfs. However, this did not save the emperor
from terrorist act planned and realized by one of the revolutionary groups,
the narodniki. The assassination of Alexander II shocked the society and led
to another reign of tough censorship and suppressions.

Alexander III

Alexander III (1881-1894) started his reign with implementing a strict
policy. Any intellectual activities that could somehow oppose the ruling
power were banned. Liberal reforms of the previous tsar were backed. The
emperor's main aim was to maintain a strong absolute monarchy and a powerful
empire. He got a byname of the "peacemaker" as during his reign Russia
almost did not participate in military conflicts.

Nicholas II

Despite absolutist rule of Alexander III, the image of a strong empire
was a shell that concealed a tangled knot of social and political
contradictions and it was Alexander's son, Nicolas II (1894-1917), who has
to face them. However, less and less space for absolute monarchy was left
and the number of its supporters also decreased. Radical changes were
required to save the situation but Nicolas II did not appear to be the
figure that could provide them. Defeat in Russian-Japanese war (1904-1905)
made the situation even worse. Popular discontent was rising day by day.


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Daisychains are for your hair.. clovers are Luckey

Ossetia's connection to Scotland
Hundreds of years ago, Ossetians roamed all over Western Europe, from the
Caucasus to Scotland. As Tim Whewell reveals, the folk memories of these
wanderings have lingered down the centuries, so that it can be hard to tell
where myth ends and history begins.

When the nights draw in in the high Caucasus, when the flocks are gathered
in the shadow of the ancient stone towers that dot the wooded hillsides, and
there is no sound outside but the chattering of the fast streams that run
down from Ossetia towards Georgia, there is nothing the people like better
than to settle down on the settee to watch an old DVD of Braveheart.

Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace strikes a chord with
Mel Gibson is very big in these remote parts. Though not as big, of course,
as the real-life hero he played in that film, William Wallace.
So much do Ossetians love that 13th Century Scots patriot, that one told me
he had made a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, only to find Wallace's statue
disappointingly small and unimpressive.

It is not hard to see why they identify with a ruthless fighter,
romantically cruel, who defended his small mountainous homeland against a
more powerful southern neighbour.

For King Edward I of England, think President Mikhail Saakashvili of
Georgia. He attempted back in August to regain control of the
separatist-held territory of South Ossetia, but was beaten back by Russia,
assisted by Ossetian volunteers who cast themselves as modern Bravehearts.

But the Ossetians are not just like the medieval Scots. As far as they are
concerned, they are the Scots. And the Scots are them.

Name that place

Centuries ago, possibly during the great migrations of the Dark Ages, some
of their ancestors went down from the Caucasus and set sail through the
Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and arrived eventually in a
landscape they recognised: Caledonia.

In fact, though, they did not just occupy Scotland. They occupied the whole
of Western Europe on their fast horses, spreading the chivalrous respect for
women that is originally an Ossetian concept.
And how do we know they reached Britain? Easy: place names.

Sitting over a pile of flat, greasy Ossetian cheese pies in a smoky cafe in
Vladikavkaz, capital of Russian-ruled North Ossetia, and again later,
sampling a cup of young, home-made wine in a war-damaged house in
Tskhinvali - the capital of the much-disputed south - I am asked where I am

"London," I say. "And what does the name mean?" I am asked.

Of course, I do not know. But my hosts do. In Ossetian, London means
"standing water".

Belfast, in Ossetian, could be "broken spade".

Orleans in France is "stopping place", because the Ossetians stopped there.
And England's greatest national hero, King Arthur, was Ossetian too,
apparently. His name means "solar fire".

Understanding our ancestry

Toponymy, the study of place names, has never been an overriding passion of
the English.

Indeed, the more you travel, the more you realise that one of the more
unusual things about people in the British Isles is their comparative lack
of interest in their national origins.
The name London means "standing water" in Ossetian
Some children are taught about the arrival of the first Saxons, or Frisians,
Hengist and Horsa. Very few know the story of our legendary Trojan ancestor
Corinius and his battle on the cliffs of Cornwall with the giant Gogmagog.

Ossetian children know all about their forefathers' wanderings around Europe
and how eventually their territory diminished again to those two little
pockets on either side of the great Caucasian watershed, the southern one of
which we heard so much about, so briefly, in August.

But the Ossetians, in their glory days of continental mastery, were not
known by that name. They were sometimes Sarmatians, and sometimes Alans.

Every third Ossetian you meet now seems to be called Alan, and the north
Ossetian republic, within Russia, is officially "Alania", as satisfying, I
suppose, for Alans as it would be for me to live in Timia.

If you are living in Bristol, Hove, Crewe or another place whose name
you cannot instantly explain, I should start worrying

Meanwhile, the Alans in the south now live, supposedly, in an independent
state, a miniscule country of 50,000 people, recognised only by Russia,
Nicaragua and Somalia.

The rest of the world insists it is still part of Georgia, though the people
I met there said that since the war they could never again live in one
country with Georgians.

What some dream of is a greater Ossetia, uniting north and south, a place
where their ancient Iranian-linked language and swashbuckling culture can
flourish, free of Georgia or Russia.

And if they achieve that, they may want to expand still further to their
older, wider stamping grounds.

Those of you living in Ox-ford, New-castle, Red-bridge and anywhere else
with an obvious derivation can sleep easy in the knowledge that you have a
right to be there.

But if you are living in Bris-tol, Hove, Crewe or another place whose name
you cannot instantly explain, I should start worrying.

The Alans are very mobile, and they have long memories.

its all o.k. ed ucation ciatation

PAN The horse on the Shawdow


Isalnds afar in my dreams and my rockin roll fantasy

national parks and photo script

Crystal Ship Zorro


Baby panda bear


ccryderzz 1969 reinvested 2008 virginia wolf wildlife protector

I am a person who believes the fragile ecosystems are being destroyed we need alternate energy.. Years ago people understood the using of the land.. the old wisdom from the groups that were here, the Incas the Aztec's the trading routes created for to help give people on earth the needed items, not for a bunch of people too make a bazillion dollars on.. the energy was here for the taking in an natural way, to co-exist with humankind to live to and to let other cultures live and thrive. No one believes that they are to grow up to be a slave to men only a small group of men. Why? what is the normal way? Not to be greedy there is enough to share.. with each other. Quit taking money from people who can't even afford to go to the dentist.. think back on the doctors who traded for eggs a chicken or a cow.. go back to the old days. Think read be happy and content. with living within your own means. ZZ
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The blue birds are real

I sat on a river bank only to watch a bluebird take flight and chase the white bird and the eagle down to the rivers edge.
as I saw with my eyes the miracle of Gods grace on humankind. quote by ccryderzz

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Roll with politics,justice and Truth my shield.Advocate for any citizen who needs my help. Polysci,Real Estate Law Appointed by "County Commissioners" Health Advisory: Dental clinic committee 1993 MLK press conference to open: "White Bird" Dental clinic 1992-2001 "Family" Pendleton's Marine Sergent (Air Force Base). (dad) Lobbyists Victims Assistance for Violent Crimes. Netherlands Uncle: producer t.v. Ventura Star Newspaper Editor Ventura,Scientist, Litton Engineer current technology developed for military.Alaska Oil pipeline technician. (Dad) Boing Boing his inventions wood working. contribution to society T.V. Nike for graphic design. Photography, Authors,medical laboratory technicians Radio Network executives; Art/science and herbalist gardens,animals the rain forest we need to protect