The War Prayer

by Mark Twain It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of …

Chaplain to the Forces

[“I have once more to remark upon the devotion ot duty, courage, and contempt of danger which has characterized the work of the Chaplains of the Army throughout this compaign.” — Sir John French, in the Nueve Chapelle dispatch.] Ambassador of Christ you goUp to the very gates of Hell,Through fog of powder, storm of shell,To speak your Master’s message: …

In Flanders Fields

                          In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we …

Poem: The Dawn Patrol

Sometimes I fly at dawn above the sea,Where, underneath, the restless waters flow —Silver, and cold, and slow,Dim in the east there burns a new-born sun,Whose rosy gleams along the ripples run,Save where the mist droops low,Hiding the level loneliness from me. And now appears beneath the milk-white hazeA little fleet of anchored ships, which lieIn clustered company,And seem as …

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The Debt Crisis Debate – A Call for Courage [Opinion]

  The debt ceiling crisis continues to confound the USA’s politicians. News shows are in a 24-hour spin cycle as the two parties in Washington play a deadly game of chicken with each other. What is certain (to me) is that whether it is within the next week or the next year, American will face a financial reckoning because of …

1934

by Jack Kinsella | Omega Letter | Source Document “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhymes” – Mark Twain In 1933, Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany. He took office in January, with Fritz Von Papen as vice-Chancellor to keep him in check. Only twenty years earlier the German Kaiser led his people into a disastrous war with …

Great Depression Remix

by Robert Morley | From the Nov/Dec 2009 Trumpet Print Edition » The lyrics are different in 2009 than 1929—but it’s still the same song. The 1929 financial crash unfolded in just such a way as to inflict punishment. Every time stock investors thought it was safe to get back in the dance, they just lost more money. Every time …

FIAT EMPIRE – Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution

I watched this video via Google Video. It is an excellent historical look at the creation of the Federal Reserve. Much of the material is based on G. Edward Griffin’s book, The Creature from Jekyll Island. The film is approximately one hour long, and worth watching. Here’s the promo clip for the film: Find out why some feel the Federal Reserve’s …