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Tuesday, July 25th, 2006
12:38 am
I'm not strong at religion but I know what we must "Prey" to! Did anybody play this game? I know that nobody. There will be armageddon in the supermarkets... http://game-era.com/preview/id/10
Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
5:23 pm
History of the Present
The Bush family has a lot of history.

After more than 15 years of indirectly funding the Nazi party in Germany, the United States government in October of 1942 seized and froze the assets for these American companies, all co-founded and run by Prescott Bush: The Union Banking Corporation, The Holland-America Trading Corporation, and The Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation. These companies were all funding monetarily the Nazi party directly (and indirectly through the Dutch Royal Family and several Dutch banks), and providing them with subsidized prices on manufactured war materials (galvanized steel, weaponry, etc).

Prescott Bush is George W. Bush's grandfather. He, in 1951 when the UBC assets were unfrozen, inherited 1.5 million dollars after the death of his Dutch contact, and Bush and his co-financiers all cashed in on the liquidation money when they sold their stock in UBC. Bush started a new company with the money.

Over the years, most of the people involved in UBC and the other companies connected with this Dutch-Nazi cartel developed significant financial and political pull in the US, and were directly responsible for George Bush Sr.'s stint as the Director of the CIA and his campaign for President in 1988 and 1992.

Fun stuff.

Monday, March 7th, 2005
9:21 am
Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor, is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It has only been awarded 3,459 times since its creation during the Civil War. Because of the incredible prestiege associated with this award, its recipients are accorded special privilages. They are granted higher pay, and it is an informal rule that they are saluted by all other service members, including the Commander in Chief.

The Medal is sometimes refered to as the Congressional Medal of Honor because it is only awarded with the approval of Congress. The Medal is most often reccomended by a soldier's superiors, and this reccomendation is then passed on for Congressional approval. A congressman can also nominate a soldier, usually at the request of a constituent, for acceptance of this award. Either way, if Congress approves, the Medal is given to the soldier by the President.

The Medal is the only American military award that is worn around the neck rather than pinned to the uniform. It is also the only decoration that is illegal to buy, trade, or sell. It is also illegal to produce or wear without proper aurhority.

Similar awards exist in other nations: The United Knigdom bestows the Victoria Cross for acts of valor "in the face of the enemy.". There are also two other Congressional Honor Medals issued in the United States: The Congressional Space Medal of Honor, issued to "any astronaut who in the performance of his duties has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and mankind.". There is also the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, which is the highest award the legislature may award to civilians. Finally, there exists the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian award in the nation, and is bestowed at the discresion of the president.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
7:13 pm
Executive Orders
No one really knows what the first Executive Order was. My bet is on "Adams, make yourself useful and find me some coffee, damnit!" but it's anyone's guess.

Proclamations are a ceremonial form of executive orders. They sound pretty, but they don't do much. Example "I declare today National Take Your Child to Work Day". Ok...sounds good.

Most executive orders are given to executive agencies actually asking for something to be done.

The first numbered executive orders belong to Lincoln and include the Emancipation Proclamation and the order to suspend habeas corpus (brilliant ideas, really. Free all the slaves not under his control, and deprive his own citizens of their rights.) They were numbered retroactively in the early 1900s.

7:07 pm
The Postal Service
On the 26th of July in 1775 the Second Continental Congress issued a decree stating that

That a Postmaster General be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philadelphia and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an for himself and 340 dollars per an for a secretary and Comptroller, with the power to appoint such and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary.

That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster General from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit.

The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin. The postal system he established was used primarily to carry communications between Congress and the revolutionary armies. The system continued to operate under the Articles of Confederation.

In 1792 George Washington signed the Postal Service Act which established the United States Post Office Department as an Executive Department, and elevated the Postmaster General to become a member of the cabinet.

In 1970 President Nixon signed the Postal Service Reorganization Act which replaced the Executive Department with a government-owned corporation called the United States Postal Service. The act went into effect on July 1st, 1971. It is now headed by a Board of Governors, who are appointed by the President and approved by the Cabinet. They are, in turn, responsible for selecting the Postmaster General, who is considered the Chief Operating Officer of the service.

Recently the Postal Service has decided to use the URL http://www.usps.com instead of the traditional http://www.usps.gov (which now redirects to the formor). This reflects their business-minded attitude, and minimizes their involvement with the government.

The United States Postal Service
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