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Never Forget 9/11

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Image was made using “The Faces of the Fallen” from September 11th … We Remember.

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The Charlie Daniels Band – Star Spangled Banner
A haunting instrumental of our National Anthem performed over the backdrop of our troops serving in the Middle East. This video was directed by Charlie’s manager, David Corlew and Read W. Riley, and shot when the band was on a Stars For Stripes tour in 2005.

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Missouri Gun Bill

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U.S. Constitution

Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Ratified: 12/15/1791

Infringe
1: violate, transgress 2: encroach, trespass Source: NMW

In the context of the Constitution, phrases like “shall not be infringed,” “shall make no law,” and “shall not be violated” sound pretty unbendable, but the Supreme Court has ruled that some laws can, in fact, encroach on these phrases. For example, though there is freedom of speech, you cannot slander someone; though you can own a pistol, you cannot own a nuclear weapon.

The new Missouri gun bill would nullify federal gun laws.

Other states have passed gun laws that challenge federal power; a recent wave began with a Firearms Freedom Act in Montana that exempts from federal regulations guns manufactured there that have not left the state. However, recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down Montana’s law, calling it “pre-empted and invalid.”

The Missouri gun measure attempts to actually block federal enforcement by setting criminal penalties for federal agents making it a crime for federal authorities to enforce federal gun laws in the state. The measure will also prohibit state and local officials from cooperating with federal efforts. That crosses the constitutional line, said Robert A. Levy, chairman of the libertarian Cato Institute’s board of directors — a state cannot frustrate the federal government’s attempts to enforce its laws.

In the Eastern District of Missouri, a recent joint operation of federal, state and local law enforcement officials led to 159 arrests and the seizing of 267 weapons. This new Missouri Gun Measure “would have outlawed such operations, and would have made criminals out of the law enforcement officers.”

Missouri State Representative Jacob Hummel, a St. Louis Democrat and the minority floor leader, said, taking up legislative time to vote for unconstitutional bills that are destined to end up failing in the courts “is a waste of taxpayers’ money”…“We’re elected to serve the citizens of the state of Missouri, at the state level” he said. We were not elected to tell the federal government what to do by passing largely symbolic resolutions directed at Congress.

 

 Gun Control isn't about Guns but about Control

Read more about:The Missouri Gun Measure at UPI.com and The New York Times

The Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms – This article includes information about Gun Politics in many other countries and in Switzerland I read that “Owners are legally responsible for third party access and usage of their weapons.” 🙂

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Birth of a Star

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Astronomers at the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, have captured images of the birth of a star some 1,400 light-years away from Earth.

The image of Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 combines radio observations acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with much shorter wavelength visible light observations from ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT).

You can see a video of the Birth of this star on Space.com.

August Holidays

 
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2013 – Holidays, Events and Special Days
Month:

  • Admit You’re Happy Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month
  • National Picnic Month
Weekly Events:

  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
  • Week 2 National Smile Week
  • Week 3 Friendship Week
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
Days:

  • 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 3 National Mustard Day first Saturday
  • 3 National Watermelon Day
  • 4 Friendship Day – First Sunday in August
  • 4 International Forgiveness Day – First Sunday in August
  • 4 Sisters Day – First Sunday in August
  • 4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
  • 5 Work Like a Dog Day
  • 6 Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • 7 National Lighthouse Day
  • 8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • 9 Book Lover’s Day
  • 10 Lazy Day
  • 10 National S’mores Day
  • 11 Presidential Joke Day
  • 11 Son and Daughter Day
  • 12 Middle Child’s Day
  • 13 Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day – 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
  • 13 Left Hander’s Day
  • 14 National Creamsicle Day
  • 14/15 V-J Day
  • 15 Relaxation Day
  • 16 National Tell a Joke Day
  • 17 National Thriftshop Day
  • 18 Bad Poetry Day
  • 19 Aviation Day
  • 20 National Radio Day
  • 21 Senior Citizen’s Day
  • 22 Be an Angel Day
  • 22 National Tooth Fairy Day
  • 23 Ride the Wind Day
  • 24 Vesuvius Day
  • 25 Kiss and Make Up Day
  • 26 National Dog Day
  • 26 Women’s Equality Day
  • 27 Global Forgiveness Day
  • 27 Just Because Day
  • 28 Race Your Mouse Day
  • 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • 30 Frankenstein Day
  • 30 Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • 31 National Trail Mix Day

July Holidays

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Month:National Blueberry Month
National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
National Ice Cream Month

Week Event:

Week 2 Nude Recreation Week

Special and Wacky Days:

1st – International Joke Day
2nd – I Forgot Day
2nd – World UFO Day
4th – Independence Day (U.S.)
5th – Work-a-holics Day
7th – Chocolate Day
8th – Video Games Day
10th – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11th – World Population Day
12th – Pecan Pie Day
13th – Embrace Your Geekness Day
14th – National Nude Day
20th – Moon Day
20th – Ugly Truck Day?
21st – National Ice Cream Day (Always on the third Sunday in July)
23rd – Vanilla Ice Cream Day
24th – Cousins Day
25th – Threading the Needle Day
26th – Aunt and Uncle Day
28th – Parent’s Day – (Always on the fourth Sunday in July)
30th – Father-in-Law Day

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What is a SuperMoon? + Photos

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System.

A full moon will make its closest approach to Earth this year, on June 22 into June 23, and it won’t be your regular once a month full moon because it will look more impressive than any full moons seen so far in 2013.

This most recent occurrence of a Supermoon  when the moon is the closest and largest full moon of the year and the Moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. It will not be so close again until August 10, 2014.

There were Supermoons in 1955, 1974, 1992, 2005 and March 2011.

A Supermoon is a full or new moon at its closest approach (called lunar perigee) the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, this will make the size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth, look somewhat larger.

The term “Supermoon”, technically called a Perigee Full Moon by  astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, and is the term used to describe when the moon is full or new and is at 90% or greater mean perigee distance to Earth.

The Perigee Full Moon rising over Oakhurst, CA last night. Photo credit: Steve Montalto

The Perigee Full Moon rising over Oakhurst, CA – Photo credit: Steve Montalto

To view more photos of the June 22-23 Supermoon go here.

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Image Credits:

SuperMoon on March 19th, from Pitt T. Maner III : Daily Speculations

The 2012 Supermoon over Valencia, Calif., by AccuWeather Astronomy fan on Facebook, Dan C.

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and Bing Image Search.

a apogee moon and supermoon

Apogee (Apoapsis), a noun, in (astronomy) the point in its orbit farthest from the body being orbited; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

Perigee (Periapsis), a noun, in (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited; the point in its orbit where a satellite is nearest to the Earth

The Month of June – 2013

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Monthly, Weekly and Daily Holidays and Special Events for June

Month:

Aquarium Month
Gay Pride Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
Rose Month
PTSD Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 – Fishing Week
Week 2 – Email Week
Week 3 – National Nursing Assistants Week

Daily Events:

1st – Flip a Coin Day
2nd – National Bubba Day
4th – Hug Your Cat Day
5th – World Environment Day
6th – National Gardening Exercise Day
6th – National Yo-Yo Day
7th – National Doughnut Day – always the first Friday in June
8th – Best Friends Day
9th – Donald Duck Day
10th – Iced Tea Day
11th – Hug Holiday
12th – Red Rose Day
13th – Sewing Machine Day
14th – Flag Day
15th – National Hollerin’ Contest Day – always the third Saturday in June
15th – Smile Power Day
16th – Father’s Day – always the third Sunday in June
18th – Go Fishing Day
18th – International Panic Day
21st – First Day of Summer – Summer Solstice
23rd – National Columnists Day
23rd – Take Your Dog to Work Day
24th – Swim a Lap Day
25th – Log Cabin Day
25th – National Catfish Day
26th – Beautician’s Day
26th – Forgiveness Day
27th – Sun Glasses Day
28th – Paul Bunyan Day
29th – Camera Day
29th – Hug Holiday
30th – Meteor Day

You can go here to see more Special or Wacky Events

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