Heads up! April 19th is Patriots' Day. The day of the "shot heard 'round the world." Historically a lot of dodgy things have happened around this time, esp. during recent years:
April 18, 1775 - Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"
April 18, 1783 - Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
April 18, 1906 - San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city
April 18, 1983 - A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
April 19, 1775 - American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
April 19, 1933 - FDR announces US will leave gold standard
April 19, 1993 - After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
April 19, 1995 - Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500
April 19, 2013 - Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
April 20, 1999 - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. 14 students (including the shooters) and 1 teacher were killed; 23 others were wounded.
April 20, 2010 - An explosion on a BP oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana kills 11 people and injures 17.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the shooting of Abraham Lincoln. I'm surprised that I haven't heard anything about it on the MSM yet. I get nervous, personally, when important anniversaries pass by with little mention. I mean, you'd think this would be a lot bigger deal. I once spoke with a guy who had a huge theory about the conspiracy to kill Lincoln, and he really knew his stuff. It was very complicated, and I don't remember much about it, except thinking, "Well, obviously there was a huge conspiracy to kill Lincoln, but most people don't know about it or even seem to care." Most people think that Booth was just some crazy guy that acted on his own when history tells us that in fact many people were hanged over Lincoln's killing, which involved a plot to take over the entire government.
Anyway, I really, really don't know what I'm talking about on this subject, so I'm not going to write much about it, except note how strange it is that no one's mentioned it on the MSM today.
Sorry I haven't written for a while. If you haven't noticed from a recent post I broke my arm recently so I've mostly been spending my time on Twitter, which involves less typing. :/
I'll probably post something more substantial later on in the day.
Can you believe this woman is a major contender for America's Presidential Race?!
I believe it's up to each and every one of us to contribute our own special talents to make this world a better place for all of us. I'm currently locked out of my political Twitter account (@jodypaulson), but I highly recommend @greentaralady for lighter, greener fare.
Grandfather, look at our brokenness. We know that in all creation only the human family has strayed from the sacred way. We know that we are the ones who are divided and we are the ones who must come back together to walk in the sacred way. Grandfather, sacred one, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other.