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The Good Old Days / Socialism in Elk County
« Last post by W. Gray on February 23, 2018, 12:11:46 pm »
Appeal to Reason, Girard, Kansas, July 25, 1914

Fiat was about 2.5 miles east of K-99 on Pioneer Road. The Howard Citizen, a democrat paper, and the Howard Courant, a republican paper, probably both covered the event as it may have been the biggest event to ever hit Elk County.

The Appeal to Reason newspaper started in Kansas City around 1895 but soon moved to Girard in Crawford County eighty miles east of Howard. The newspaper attained a high point circulation of 400,000 to 700,000, depending on source, but went out in 1922. It was the largest circulation socialist newspaper in the U.S.

Girard was also a home to socialist Eugene V. Debs, who ran for president in 1904, 1908, and 1912. In 1920, he ran for president again but from a cell in the Atlanta penitentiary.
Politics / Re: The Mueller "Investigation"
« Last post by Wake-up! on February 22, 2018, 10:06:44 am »
Judge Napolitano has a more serious viewpoint . . . . .

"Though an indictment is a charge only, it presumably relies on hard evidence of a wide and deep Russian project — so wide and so deep that it could only have been approved and paid for by the Kremlin. President Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, characterized the allegations in the indictment as "incontrovertible." The New York Times reported over the weekend that its Russian sources have now revealed that more than 1,000 people in Russia were involved for over three years."

See the rest of a short article at;
Obituaries / BOWEN, Brent - b. December 3, 1974 - d. February 13, 2018
« Last post by patyrn on February 21, 2018, 06:08:20 pm »
Brent Bowen, age 43, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away February 13, 2018 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.  Born December 3, 1974 in Independence, Kansas, he was the son of Bruce and Sharon (Heisler) Bowen.

His family includes his parents, Bruce and Sharon Bowen of Independence, Kansas; his sisters, Sasha Cook of Independence, Kansas and Stephanie Starling of Overland Park, Kansas; his nephews, Curtis and Kalin Cook; his grandmother, Winifred Heisler; and his caregivers and roommates at Easter Seals Capper Foundation in Winfield, Kansas. 

Cremation has been effected by Miles Funeral Service of Winfield, Kansas.  Memorial services will be held at a later date at Easter Seals Capper Foundation.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)

Brent Bowen's mother, Sharon (Heisler) Bowen, grew up in Howard, Kansas and graduated from North Elk High School,  the daughter of Leland and Winifred Heisler.
Obituaries / ALLEN, James F. "Jim" - b. September 6, 1944 - d. February 16, 2018
« Last post by patyrn on February 21, 2018, 05:46:49 pm »
James F. "Jim" Allen, 73, of rural Moline, Kansas and formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away February 16, 2018 at Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma.  He was born on September 6, 1944 to Carl H. and Alice A. (Morrey) Allen.

Jim grew up in the Coffeyville, Kansas where he attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.  On December 27, 1969, he married Marsha Clark at Moline, Kansas.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Caney, Kansas while Jim worked as a Project Engineer on petroleum pipelines throughout the state of Texas.  Following his retirement, he spent most of his time on their farm south of Moline.

Jim was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline, Kansas.  He was a pilot and enjoyed flying, loved spending time on the farm caring for his cattle, but most of all loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha of the home; one daughter, Sharawn Rose and husband, Eddie of Grove, Oklahoma; one son, Michael Allen of Caney, Kansas; one granddaughter, Kayla Conway and husband, Blake; two great-grandsons, Landon Conway and Cayden Conway; three brothers, Tom Allen and wife, Brenda of Bartonville, Texas, John Allen and wife, Sharon of Hope Mills, North Carolina, and Harry Allen and wife Diana of Floresville, Texas; and two sisters, Mary "Audie" Woody and husband, Jim of rural South Coffeyville, Oklahoma and Anne Logan and husband, David of rural Coffeyville, Kansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 with the Rosary being recited at 10:30 s.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Moline, Kansas with Father Robert Spencer officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in rural Moline, Kansas.

(taken from the David W. Barnes Funeral Home website)
Obituaries / COCHRAN, Julian Randel - b. December 2, 1928 - d. February 16, 2018
« Last post by patyrn on February 20, 2018, 06:22:50 pm »
Julian Randel Cochran, age 89, of Moline, Kansas, passed away February 16, 2018 at the Westview Manor in Derby, Kansas.  He was born on December 2, 1928 in Moline, Kansas, the son of Ellis and Mary (Julian) Cochran.

Julian was a graduate of Moline High School Class of 1946.  On December 13, 1952, he married Mary Lou DeMoss in Moline, Kansas.  Julian worked most of his life on their farm and in the oil fields.  He enjoyed working in their garden, listening to country music, raising cattle, but most of all he loved being with his wife, Mary Lou.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou, and his son Gary Cochran of Wichita, Kansas.  Julian was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Naomi Welch.

Cremation has been requested.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moline United Methodist Church in Moline, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested to the Moline United Methodist Church and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at  Services are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Politics / Rules Is Rules, As The Claim Has Been Made
« Last post by Wake-up! on February 20, 2018, 09:54:53 am »
Rules Is Rules – UK Govt Forces 6-Year-Old To Suffer 30 Seizures A Day, No Weed For You
February 20, 2108, from Natural Health News

Wake-up!'s skeptical viewpoint is in these [ ]

Great Britain is proving just how great it is, and it is using a six-year-old-boy to do it. Proving that the Western world is a symbol of oppression, not freedom, the UK Home Office has rejected a plea from Alfie Dingley’s family and even MPs to allow Alfie access to cannabis to treat a rare form of childhood epilepsy that can cause up to 30 seizures a day and numerous hospital visits. Of course, one could ask the obvious question: Why does anyone have to plea to use a plant in a country that never shuts up about how free it is? [Hell-o America!]

For the Dingleys, there simply isn’t 200 years worth of waiting while the dying British Empire is dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, or any century for that matter. That is why the Dingleys did the only thing they could do for their child – leave the UK and travel to the Netherlands where they could access medical cannabis.

The results aren’t that surprising – Alfie’s seizures were dramatically reduced even at times going more than three weeks without having a seizure. Unfortunately for them, without medical insurance, the treatments were too expensive so they were forced to return to the UK where harmless plants result in jail. [Why, oh why should treatment with a harmless plant be 'too' expensive anywhere? Growing it and extracting the 'goodies' is not rocket science.]

Still, the Home Office is denying the family access to marijuana because “rules is rules” and “only government and the medical industry can make decisions on health.” [Oh, I keep forgetting, in free countries only the government is allowed to make decisions on your health. You are not.]

But since marijuana is overwhelmingly harmless, non-addictive, beneficial and most reasonable people understand it to be just another plant, the Home Office had to come up with an excuse to cover up the connections between the drug war, pharmaceutical industry and police state. What it came up with? “Marijuana hasn’t been adequately tested.”

And, “We recognize that people with chronic pain and debilitating illnesses are looking to alleviate their symptoms,” the Home Office said in a statement, according to The Guardian. “However, it is important that medicines are thoroughly tested to ensure they meet rigorous standards before being placed on the market, so that doctors and patients are assured of their efficacy, quality and safety.” [What complete malarky. Cannabis should be unregulated and grown in garages, closets, gardens, and greenhouses just like tomatoes. It should be freely available to anyone who wants it. Not tested? Wanna bet? I tested it thoroughly and frequently from 1967 until 1998. What about you? It is time for the government BS to end!]

Politics / The Mueller "Investigation"
« Last post by Wake-up! on February 20, 2018, 09:17:38 am »
Paul Craig Roberts Sums Up The Result Of Mueller's Investigation: "Nothing!"

Robert Mueller discredited himself and his orchestrated Russiagate investigation last week (Friday, February 16, 2018) with his charges that 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies plotted to use social media to influence the 2016 election. Their intent, Mueller says, was to “sow discord in the US political system.” What pathetic results to come from a 9 month investigation!

Note that the hyped Russian hacking of Hillary’s emails that we have heard about every day is nowhere to be found in Mueller’s charges. In its place there is “use of social media to sow discord.” I mean, really! Even if the charge were correct, considering the massive discord present in the last presidential election, with the Democrats calling Trump voters racist, sexist, homophobic white trash deplorables, how much discord could a measly 13 Russians add via social media?

Note also that the Trump/Putin conspiracy is also not present in Mueller’s charges. Mueller’s charges say that the Russians’ plan to sow discord began in 2014, before there was any notion that Trump would run for president in 2017. The link of the plot to Putin is reduced to the allegation that the plot was financed by a St. Petersburg restaurateur whose connection to Putin is that his business once catered official dinners between Russian officials and foreign dignitaries.

Finally, note that Mueller’s release of his charges in the face of dead news weekend means that Mueller knows that he has nothing to justify the massive propaganda onslaught against Trump for conspiring with Putin with which the presstitutes have regaled us. If the charges amounted to anything, they would have been released on Monday morning, and the presstitutes would have been handed by the FBI and CIA the news stories to file with their papers.

How did the 13 Russians go about sowing discord? Are you ready for this? They held political rallies posing as Americans and they paid one person (unidentified) to build a cage aboard a flatbed pickup truck and another person to wear a costume portraying Hillary in prison clothes.

How much money was lavished on this plot? A monthly budget of $1.2 million, a sum far too small to be seen in the $2.65 billion spent by Hillary and Trump and the $6.8 billion spent by all candidates for federal elective offices in the last election.

Mueller claims to have emails from some of the 13 Russians. If the emails are authentic, they sound like a few kids pretending to friends that they are doing big things. One of the emails brags that the FBI got after them so they got busy covering up their tracks.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has fallen for Mueller’s ruse. Remember what William Binney, the person who designed the NSA spy program, said: If any such Russiagate plot existed, NSA would have the evidence. No investigation would be necessary.

One can conclude that Mueller and Rosenstein are fighting for their lives now that it is known that their spy requests for FISA court approval were based on deception. Mueller has produced this silly indictment of individuals who are not the Russian government in the hope that it will keep the attention off the FBI’s deception of the FISA court. As a special prosecutor Mueller has demonstrated the same lack of integrity that he demonstrated as FBI director.

Obituaries / HENNING, Susan Kay (Beck) - b. November 11, 1945 - d. February 16, 2018
« Last post by patyrn on February 20, 2018, 08:27:20 am »
Susan Kay Henning, 72, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away on February 16, 2018 at Winfield Rest Haven.  Born November 11, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, she was the daughter of Elvin and Helen (Ambler) Beck.

Sue was raised and received her education in Fall River, Kansas, graduating from Fall River High School.  She then attended William Newton School of Nursing in Winfield, Kansas obtaining her nursing diploma.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Henning on August 14, 1965 at the Willowdale Parish in Kingman County, Kansas.  The couple moved to Winfield and then later to Lamar Colorado.  In 1970, they moved to Kingman, Kansas and then returned to Winfield in the 1980s.  Sue returned to school for business classes at Wichita State University.  She was the Director of Nursing at William Newton Hospital and Good Samaritan Village.  She also worked as a Registered Nurse at Via Christi St. Joe, Home Health, and the Kansas Medical Center.  Sue was a member of the Willowdale Parish.  She and Kenneth were avid RV'rs and enjoyed spending time in Texas and Colorado. 

Her family includes her sons, Chad "Maynard" Henning and wife, Cheri and Shawn "Ozz" Henning and wife, Jessica, all of Winfield, Kansas, and granddaughters, Taryn, Tysha "Boo", and Olivia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on December 19, 2014 and her parents.

Visitation with the family will be held at Miles Funeral Service on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Miles Funeral Service.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cowley County Humane Society.  Contributions may be made through the Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas 67156 which is entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Miles Funeral Service website)
Politics / It's A Cultural Problem
« Last post by Wake-up! on February 19, 2018, 08:07:04 pm »
Florida's 'Teacher Of The Year' Bluntly Explains Why School Violence Is Out Of Control

By Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog:

Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. Here’s what Mrs. Raley had to say.

"Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say. I’ll take all the criticism and attacks from everyone because you know what? I’m a TEACHER. I live this life daily. And I wouldn’t do anything else! But I also know daily I could end up in an active shooter situation."

"Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it - violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!"

"I grew up with guns. Everyone knows that. But you know what? My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my ass out. My parents invaded my life. They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything! Parents: it’s time to STEP UP! Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough “friends” at school. Be their parent. Being the “cool mom” means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME. I’ll say it again. My home was filled with guns growing up. For God’s sake, my daddy was an 82nd Airborne Ranger who lost half his face serving our country. But you know what? I never dreamed of shooting anyone with his guns. I never dreamed of taking one! I was taught respect for human life, compassion, rules, common decency, and most of all, I was taught that until I moved out, my life and bedroom wasn’t mine…it was theirs. And they were going to know what was happening because they loved me and wanted the best for me."

"There. Say that I’m a horrible person. I didn’t bring up gun control, and I will refuse to debate it with anyone. This post wasn’t about gun control. This was me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them. This was about my school babies and knowing that God created each one for greatness, and just wanting them to reach their futures. It’s about 20 years ago this year I started my teaching career. Violence was not this bad 20 years ago. Lack of compassion wasn’t this bad 20 years ago. And God knows 20 years ago that I wasn’t afraid daily to call a parent because I KNEW that 9 out of 10 would cuss me out, tell me to go to Hell, call the news on me, call the school board on me, or post all over FaceBook about me because I called to let them know what their child chose to do at school…because they are a NORMAL kid!!!!!"

"Those 17 lives mattered. When are we going to take our own responsibility seriously?"
Politics / George P. Bush: Confederate Heroes Day Should Not Be a Texas Holiday
« Last post by redcliffsw on February 19, 2018, 05:14:28 am »

You should be aware that current-Commissioner George P. Bush brought in out-of-state planners who devised a scheme for the Alamo called “Reimagine the Alamo” that took the focus entirely off of the 1836 Battle and will turn the site into a politically correct Disney-style theme park for the City of San Antonio.

 An excellent plan is already available for the Alamo. This plan was passed and funded by the Texas Legislature three years ago. It would close off the streets and remove the traffic, incorporate a new Battle Museum to display the hundreds of artifacts, and reconstruct the 1836 battle footprint where possible. It is a wonderful plan for the Alamo.

 Due to the dire threat to the Alamo, we need to make this the biggest turnout for a Republican Primary in the history of the state.

Regrettably, Texas is an open primary state—any registered voter regardless of party affiliation can vote in this Republican Primary. 

Many liberal progressives will be crossing party lines to vote for George P. Bush and will proud of themselves for doing so.

 Together, we can save the Alamo and ensure its role for future posterity. Remember the Alamo!

 The Alamo is threatened like it has never been since 1836. Help defeat the forces of political correctness that are trying to “Re-imagine” the Alamo into something it never was. Current-Commissioner George P. Bush has just launched his latest assault against our Texas heritage. 

He has now proposed to eliminate Confederate Heroes Day in the state of Texas. This is one more reason this election is so critical. Vote March 6th.

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