One hundred years ago this weekend, the most destructive storm in their recorded history struck the Great Lakes.
Bodies along the beach south of Goderich, Ontario wearing Wexford life jackets. Photo: The Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University, as used in The Wexford: Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913; Paul Carroll.
Twelve ships went down with all hands, eight on Lake Huron as over 250 men were lost.
Waves reached thirty six feet as winds in excess of eighty miles and hour were recorded.
Sustained winds of over sixty miles per hour raged throughout the Great Lakes Region for over sixteen hours.
Click on the photo above for a nicely done story on this tragedy from The Detroit News.
This one has well over three million hits by now, so maybe you've seen it.
We post it as an example of the attitude and quality of service being provided to the American people by the Federal Government of the United States of America.
Which service by the way, the American people are paying top dollar for.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a real long sidewalk .......
Named after the application for unemployment benefits from the United Kingdom, UB40 went on to sell over 70 million records over their 30 plus year career, during which time they have filled major concert venues on every continent and nearly every country on this earth.
If ever there was a testament to the power of simple songs with simple parts and simple arrangements played perfectly night in and night out it is UB40.
Here is the incomparable Ali Campbell on vocals and hips. Robin Campbell playing his upside down strung, Fender Strat, left handed. Astro doing whatever it is that Astro does. James Brown is on the drum kit and Norman Hassan is playing percussion. Earl Falconer is playing bass guitar and Mickey Virtue the keyboards. The back line features Brian Travers on a Yamaha WX7 breath controller to a synth, along with Henry and Patrick Tenyue on Trombone and Trumpet respectively,
Where Did I Go Wrong.
And from the same show, because I couldn't make up my mind.
Come Out To Play.
“I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name.
Click on the pie chart over there to the right for a series of three charts summarizing the opinions of the men and women in America's armed forces concerning air strikes on Syria, whether President Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria is in America's national interest, and whether or not Congress should pass a resolution on military action against Syria.
When it comes to Jerry Lee Lewis, ain't nothin' we could say here that hasn't already been said before ..... and then some.
So we'll spare you.
This vid is titled from 1964 which puts it near the recording of Jerry Lee's Live at the Star Club, Hamburg which is commonly acknowledged to stand among the greatest live records in the history of Rock and Roll.
This is Jerry Lee Lewis just beginning to move away from Rock and Roll and into Country music, performing the Hank Williams classic, You Win Again.
I've no real idea on the drummer or the rest of the band.
If forced to guess, I'm going with Dave Maine of/and the Nashville Teens.
Building 7 goes down.
Can you say, "Controlled demolition"?
We knew you could.
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It seems that on average, Senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that voted for air strikes on Syria collected 83% more in campaign contributions from defense contractors than did Senators who voted against.
We have nothing to add to the two fine columns we linked to above and encourage you to spend a couple minutes with either or better yet both, except to say if you're wondering how the United States Senate can ignore the will of 60% or so of the American people and vote the United States into yet another war, here's a likely answer.
The following chart is from Zero Hedge and also links to the piece from which it was taken.
It seems like Ike got it right.
Many, many years ago a wise, old divorce attorney told me, and I quote,
"Roany me boy" he said, "There are three sides to every story, his side, her side and the truth."
We've all heard the warmongering NeoLibs and their Democrat tools, both in government and media, flogging their story about the criminal Assad dictatorship murdering it's own citizens with sarin gas in much the same fashion that the murderous NeoCons and their significantly fewer but still highly effective Republican tools in government and media, once flogged their story about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction.
Now let's hear the other side shall we?
Wherein the Russian, Iranian and Chinese supported Assad government provides evidence exposing the murderous practices of the US and Saudi financed al Queda Syrian rebels, the very same terrorist organization that supposedly brought down the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and is widely promoted as being America's mortal enemy.
Your Uncle Roany is buying the third side to this story.
That being that both sides in this tragic c%#&@^$ f&#% are lying, scum sucking murderers that no thoughful person would under any set of circumstances have anything to do with, let alone partner up with.
Now, and here is the enormous catch, it's that thoughtful person thing that trips up both Neocon, Republican, government and media types as well as Neolib, Democrat, government and media tpes.
Who, as the Tea Party figured out during the Bush administration and the Occupy kids are figuring out during the Obama administration there is not an ounce of difference between them, as they are all pathological liars whose words on any issue are completely void of integrity.
This of course makes them identical to the Russian, Iranian, and Chinese backed Assad government as well as the US and Saudi backed al Queda rebels.
Do it not?
Watch this vid, it's short, to the point and should serve to piss you off real good.
As an aside, where are all those impassioned anti-war protesters nowadays?
You know the ones, those good folks out there in the street, spewing about lies and liars and giving peace a chance during the Iraq and Afghan wars.
Oopsies, silly question, they're Democrats and as such they only hate Republican wars.