Saturday, August 3, 2013

Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Classic Movie

Night Has A Thousand Eyes.  1948.  Classic movies here on GVLN.
a mixed eye
a mixed eye (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Pink Panther, The Pink Pill - Classic Cartoon

Pink Panther, The Pink Pill.  Classic TV here on GVLN.
The Pink Panther Theme
The Pink Panther Theme (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Casper - To Boo Or Not To Boo

Casper the Friendly ghost.  To Boo or not to Boo.  Classic TV on GVLN.
The Ghostly Trio
The Ghostly Trio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Mr Magoo - Thin Skinned Divers

Mr Magoo cartoons every Saturday here on GVLN.

Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?.
Mr. Magoo and McBarker from What's New Mr. Magoo?. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Bostonians

Liberty's Kids episode number 31.  The Bostonians.  To go along with this episode, we have published an historical book titled, "The Loyalists of America and Their Times", as it goes along with this story very well.

Free downloads are available on this e-book from our SlideShare site.  All part of our Liberty Education Series.
Liberty's Kids
Liberty's Kids (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Gentlemen Seeking Their Fortunes Please Apply

In June, 1762, "gentleman seamen" were offered a chance to ship. "Post-Boy."
Now bound on a CRUIZE of Six Months, Againſt his Majeſty's Enemies, The Brigantine Tartar, A prime Sailer, mounting Fourteen Six Pounders, Twenty Co-horns, and will carry One Hundred and Twenty Men, Commanded by William Auguſtus Peck.
All Gentlemen SEAMEN and able bodied LANDMEN, who have a Mind to make their Fortunes, and are inclined to take a Cruize in ſaid Veſſel, by applying to the KING's-HEADTavern at the North-End may view the Articles, which are more advantageous to the Ship's Company than ever were before offered in this Place.
BoſtonJune 28, 1762.

This is re printed from an old Boston Newspaper and was an advertisement of the day.

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Holiday by Outsider - Free MP3 Song of the day

Outsider with their song, Holiday.  It's a rock, blues tune.  Nice beat, good vocals, harmonica, and classic blues riffs.  Well done and great sound recording.  Well worth a play.  Free downloads.  Help yourself.  GVLN, free music daily.
Thin Lizzy @ Sound Academy
Thin Lizzy @ Sound Academy (Photo credit: TonyFelgueiras)
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Old Gloucester Chowder - Recipe of the day

Fry three or four slices of pork till brown—cut each of your fish into five or six slices, flour, and put a layer of them in your pork fat, sprinkle on pepper and a little salt—add cloves, mace, and sliced onions if you like—lay on several bits of your fried pork, and crackers previously soaked soft in cold water. This process repeat till you get in all the fish, then turn on water enough to just cover them—put on a heated bake pan lid. When the fish have stewed about twenty minutes, take them up, and mix a couple of tea spoonsful of flour with a little water, and stir it into the gravy, also, a little butter and pepper. Half a pint of white wine, spices, and catsup, will improve it. Bass and cod make the best chowder—black fish and clams make tolerably good ones. The hard part of the clams should be cut off, and thrown away.

Make something extraordinary tonight.
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Gloucester, Virginia's New Middle School A Danger To Children?

It's one thing to look at all the facts about the present situation Gloucester residents are facing with the potential of a new middle school being built in the county that most Gloucester residents are against the way that it has been put together.

  One building destroyed that could have been rebuilt, another school closed because we are told that it is no longer needed yet we are told that we need to build this other school because it is needed.  (Yes you read that correctly).  We have looked at a number of very serious legal issues surrounding the new middle school and in our own views, it is being done in violation of state codes.

With all of this said already, there is still more that has not been explored on the building of the new middle school and it is even more serious than the other issues already explored.  In fact, it has the very real threat of endangering the children.  That threat is the location of the new school.

  Here is what we did.  We took the information to a transportation engineer who;s job it has been to determine locations for sites based on a number of factors that also include environmental concerns.  Based on using Gloucester Counties own information and assessments, a quick and dirty analysis shows that the location of the new school is not in the best interest.

Let's assume that all the latest information on global climate change and the sea level rising are real.  If that is the case, then the location of the new school is in serious jeopardy.  Let's look at Gloucester's own information on this.

Highlighted in yellow is the location of the new proposed middle school.  In red is the location of the old school, across route 17 George Washington Memorial Highway.  The other red along the water way is the hurricane flooding zone.  The model is the most recent from Gloucester County information, however, with sea level rising, the model is seriously now out of date.

  The new school is to close to the water ways putting it into a serious flooding situation.  If we are going to be environmentally correct, then the location of the new middle school is a serious violation to our environment.

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Here we are looking at Gloucester County's own laws and codes regarding the Chesapeake Bay act and proper planning methodology for what must be considered.  However, all this came about after the planning of the location for the new middle school.  With tax dollars being spent by the county on these studies, they must now realize that the new school location is endangering the children, being closer to the water and flood zones than before.

  VIMS has told us about the sea level rising, your tax dollars are hard at work to show you this.  At the very least, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors need to put a screeching halt to the new construction until they can at least study the sea level rising and new flood zone issues and impact to ensure all of us the safety of our children.  Otherwise Gloucester County officials must admit that the issues at hand are nothing but junk science and your tax dollars are being wasted in numerous ways.

  Although they can always continue with the new school and prepare it for aqua learning.  Studies while under water.  Not a place I would send my own children.  
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat photo
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat photo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Friday, August 2, 2013

The Brotherhood Of The Bell - Classic Movie

A highly influential economics professor (Glenn Ford) must pay the price for having been a member of a fraternity which was a front for a powerful cult/secret society. It could ruin his life and destroy his family. Starring Glenn Ford, Dean Jagger, William Conrad.

This previously lost film from 1970 lives on in this old print discovered a few years ago. Efforts at staging a re-make have fallen flat though the apparent audience interest is evident.

The quality is seriously lacking, but the message still comes though.  Classic movies every Friday right here on GVLN.
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Secrets of Secret Societies Revealed - What You Do Not Know Does Hurt You

Secrets of Secret Societies are revealed in this book.  This is an historic book that was written back in 1896.  It exposes the Masonic order and there is no reason to believe that anything has changed since it's publication.

Free downloads are available on this e-book from our SlideShare site.  You will need to log in with either a Facebook account or a LinkedIn account.  Or sign up for a free account.  To read this online, click the icon at the bottom right hand side to enlarge.  What you do not know does hurt you.
The Square and Compasses. The symbols employed...
The Square and Compasses. The symbols employed in Co-Freemasonry are mostly identical with those in other orders of Freemasonry. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Governor McDonnell Congratulates Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker on National Award

English: Shield of the United States Air Natio...
English: Shield of the United States Air National Guard, Public Domain Image from (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Secretary Decker is 2013 Recipient of the National Guard Association of the United StatesPatrick Henry Award

RICHMOND— Governor Bob McDonnell today congratulated Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker on receiving the National Guard Association of the United States' (NGAUS) Patrick Henry Award earlier this week. The Patrick Henry Award is designed to provide recognition to civic leaders, who in a position of great responsibility distinguished themselves with outstanding and exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States, the National Guard or NGAUS.

            Speaking about Secretary Decker's recognition, Governor McDonnell said, “I have long been grateful to Secretary Decker for her exemplary leadership and her dedication to all aspects of public service, but, today, I am especially appreciative of her support for the Virginia National Guard. The Patrick Henry Award is a great honor, and I congratulate Secretary Decker on this well-deserved award. Virginians trust their Guard to answer the call of duty anytime challenges and situations arise, both here and abroad. The men and women of the Virginia Guard do that, with courage and selflessness. Under Secretary Decker's leadership Virginia's National Guard remains one of the best in the country, and Virginians' confidence in their National Guard is well placed.”

            Secretary Decker was nominated for the award for her selfless and dedicated service to the Virginia National Guard and was further recognized for the unwavering professionalism and steadfast support of the Virginia National Guard that resulted in increased resources and funding necessary to attain the goals set by the Governor and the Adjutant General of Virginia, and she enabled the Virginia Guard to sustain a ready, relevant, rapidly responding and top-performing force.

            Earlier this year two Virginia National Guard battalions were recognized as the best in the nation by the National Guard Association and the Association of the United States Army. A Virginia Guard military police company earned the highest marksmanship scores in the nation. The Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment was named the Walter T. Kerwin Readiness Award winner by AUSA, and the Virginia Beach-based 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was named the Milton A. Reckord Award winner by NGAUS. The Virginia Beach-based 229th Military Police Company earned the national-level Pershing Award from NGAUS for marksmanship excellence for the highest marksmanship scores in annual qualification with assigned individual weapons.

            Additionally, the Virginia National Guard's Gate-City based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group won the Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Award For Excellence In Army Food Service in the Army National Guard Field Kitchen Category, according to an announcement made May 13, 2013, by the Department of the Army.

            Since September 11, 2001, the Virginia National Guard has successfully mobilized more than 15,000 Soldiers and Airmen for missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and other locations across the world as well as homeland defense missions in the United States. Additionally, since 2001, more than 7,300 Virginia Guard personnel have responded to fires, floods, hurricanes, snow storms and other natural disasters assisting citizens of the Commonwealth as well other states in their time of need.
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Governor McDonnell Announces Board Appointments

Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at...
Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to eight Virginia boards and commissions. Further announcements regarding additional appointments in the McDonnell administration will continue to be made in the months ahead.

Aquaculture Advisory Board
·         Robert S. Bloxom, Jr.* of Parksley, Owner of Egret Point Company
·         A.J. Erskine* of Kilmarnock, Aquaculture Manager of Bevans Oyster Company
·         Roger Mann* of Dutton, Professor at William and Mary

Board of Coal Mining Examiners
·         Phillip W. Hale of Tazewell, Health and Safety Compliance Officer with ArcelorMittal

Board of Game and Inland Fisheries
·         Leon O. Turner* of Fincastle, retired

·         The Honorable A. “Tony” Lippa, Jr.* of Bowling Green, Sheriff of Caroline County
·         David A.C. Long of Richmond, Partner at Marchant, Thorsen, Honey, Baldwin, and Meyer

Escheators Board
·         R. Lucas Hobbs of Bristol, Attorney at Elliott, Lawson, and Minor PC 

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
·         Summer S. Sage of Standardsville, Homemaker and Actor
·         Rose M. Williams* of Charlottesville, Self-Enrichment Educator with VSA Program

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees
·         W.W. “Ted” Bennett, Jr. of Halifax, Chair of the Halifax Education Foundation 
·         Loretta B. Harris of Clarksville, Retired
·         David A. Willette of Chatham, Data Center Manager for Hewlett Packard 

State Rehabilitation Advisory Council
·         Dr. Audie Gaddis of Harrisonburg

*Denotes re-appointment
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