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1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday (dominical letter F) of the Julian calendar, the 1863rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 863rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 19th century, and the 4th year of the 1860s decade. As of the start of 1863, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.
- January 1
- Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation during the third year of the American Civil War, making the abolition of slavery in the Confederate states an official war goal. It proclaims the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation’s four million slaves and immediately frees 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advance.
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship- or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations. Narrow channels which funnel shipping into predictable routes have long created opportunities for piracy, as well as for privateering and commerce raiding. Historic examples include the waters of Gibraltar, the Strait of Malacca, Madagascar, the Gulf of Aden, and the English Channel, whose geographic strictures facilitated pirate attacks. A land-based parallel is the ambushing of travelers by bandits and brigands in highways and mountain passes. Privateering uses similar methods to piracy, but the captain acts under orders of the state authorizing the capture of merchant ships belonging to an enemy nation, making it a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors.
While the term can include acts committed in the air, on land (especially across national borders or in connection with taking over and robbing a car or train), or in other major bodies of water or on a shore, this article focuses on maritime piracy. It does not normally include crimes committed against people traveling on the same vessel as the perpetrator (e.g. one passenger stealing from others on the same vessel). Piracy or pirating is the name of a specific crime under customary international law and also the name of a number of crimes under the municipal law of a number of states. In the early 21st century, seaborne piracy against transport vessels remains a significant issue (with estimated worldwide losses of US$16 billion per year in 2007), particularly in the waters between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and also in the Strait of Malacca and Singapore.
Today, pirates armed with automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades use small motorboats to attack and board ships, a tactic that takes advantage of the small number of crew members on modern cargo vessels and transport ships. They also use larger vessels, known as “mother ships”, to supply the smaller motorboats. The international community is facing many challenges in bringing modern pirates to justice, as these attacks often occur in international waters. Also, a number of nations have used their naval forces to protect private ships from pirate attacks and pursue pirates. As well, some private vessels are taking steps to defend their vessels and their crews from piracy, such as using armed security guards, high-pressure hoses or sound cannons to repel boarders, or using radar to avoid potential threats.
March 11, 2008
Freaking Out Children Since The 1930’s: The Land Of Make-Believe Map By Jaro Hess
In 1930, Czech artist Jaro Hess’ painting, “Adventure in Storyland,” which offered a dazzling Grand Unifying Theory of the world’s fairy tales, was turned into a poster by The Child’s Wonderland Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s been reissued by various companies over the years; apparently the copyright’s currently held by Hagstrom Map Company, who licensed it to Rosen-Ducat, who’s reprinting it again.
It all sounds so straightforward now, but maybe that’s because I haven’t spent years since my childhood trying to track this thing down, like DT reader Chris did:
My mom bought this amazing giant map/poster of “The Land of Make Believe” around 1970, and I grew up with it hanging on my bedroom wall. The scenes
and characters from it are etched in my brain, although sadly Mom gave it
away to a daycare center when I was 10 or so. (About once a year since
1997 or so, I’ve done Google and eBay searches, and I always ask in poster
shops if anyone had ever heard of the poster – since I didn’t know the
name of the illustrator – just that it was lebeled “The Land of Make
Believe”)…It’s neat to see something like this where the characters
come from a time before Disney “standardized” all fairy tale imagery. Of course I’ve ordered a reprint, so I can at least give my younger son the same nightmares I had…
|48th Governor of Michigan|
Richard Dale Snyder (born August 19, 1958) is an American politician, business executive, venture capitalist, and accountant who is the 48th and current Governor of Michigan. A member of the Republican Party, he assumed office as governor on January 1, 2011. From 2005 to 2007, Snyder served as the chairman of the board of Gateway, Inc., based in Irvine, California. Prior to his election as governor, he was chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Ardesta LLC, a venture capital firm based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Snyder was considered as a possible Republican Party candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2012, although ultimately Paul Ryan was selected.
(Rick Snyder is one of the angriest of the Mormon Danite Pale Male Angry Bluebirds, cc all Mormon barristers)
BOARDWALK GAMES with PRIZES
WORLD WAR II AIRPLANE COCKPIT
AUTHENTIC JENNY JUMP HOUSE & LEGEND
CIVIL WAR LOCOMOTIVE & TRAIN RIDE
World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties. Over 60 million people were killed, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion). The tables below give a detailed country-by-country count of human losses. World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total deaths ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million. The higher figure of over 80 million includes deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilians killed totalled 50 to 55 million, including 19 to 28 million from war-related disease and famine. Military deaths from all causes totalled 21 to 25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war.
Recent historical scholarship has shed new light on the topic of Second World War casualties. Research in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union has caused a revision of estimates of Soviet WW2 fatalities. According to Russian government figures, USSR losses within postwar borders now stand at 26.6 million. including 8.5 million due to war related famine and disease In August 2009 the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) researchers estimated Poland’s dead at between 5.6 and 5.8 million. Historian Rüdiger Overmans of the Military History Research Office (Germany) published a study in 2000 that estimated the German military dead and missing at 5.3 million, including 900,000 men conscripted from outside of Germany’s 1937 borders, in Austria, and in east-central Europe. The People’s Republic of China puts its war dead at 20 million, while the Japanese government puts its casualties due to the war at 3.1 million.
American Civil War casualties are those soldiers, both Union and Confederate, who died, were wounded, went missing or were captured. The American Civil War was the nation’s bloodiestwar. The violence in battles such as Shiloh, Antietam, Stones River and Gettysburg shocked everyone in the country, both North and South. It also shocked international observers. Of those who died, by far the leading cause of death was disease. The exact number of dead will never be known with any certainty. All Civil War casualty numbers are estimates, no matter what the source. For over a hundred years the total number of dead has been accepted by most historians as 618,222, generally rounded off to 620,000. Newer estimates have put the number at about 750,000 or about 20% higher than previously approximated. Unfortunately, the numbers are based on inaccurate records and missing documents.
Chuck Mangione Quartet with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
& Esther Satterfield, vocalist.When you’re feeling down and out
Wondering what this world’s about
I know a place that has the answer.It’s a place where no one dies.
It’s a land where no one cries.
And good vibrations always
Greet you.How I love when my thoughts run
To the land of make believe.
Where everything is fun
Forever.Children always gather around
Mother Goose and all her rhyme
They fill the air with sounds
Their hearts are filled
With all the reasons why.
You and I should learn the way
Of the land of make believe
And make this world of ours
[Mangione on flugelhorn solo]
I once asked the Wizard of Oz
For the secret of his land
He said, “Just take a look around here.
Seven dwarves and Little Boy Blue,
Uncle Remus and Snow White, too.
(Now, just between us,
That’s what’s known as integration.)
Jack and Jill are hard at work
Helping children dream awhile,
And Snoopys making smiles
All the elves are making toys
They are rich with all the joys
Of seeing happy kids
We are waiting
To help you find
The dream made just for you.
In a few words let’s just say
That in answer to your quiz
The secret. ”
[Orchestra fugues a while]
Hear the music of the band
It was written in our land
For what’s a song but someone’s
In your world there was a King
He once said, “I have a dream,”
Now there’s a man who new
Dreams are really
The thoughts that you
Have hidden in your heart.
When you start a brand new day
Let your heart show you the way
And make a dream or two
How I love when my thoughts run
To the land of make believe
Where everything is fun
[Ganesha] Kalahari RESORTS & CONVENTIONS
POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA
Hari (Sanskrit: हरि, IAST: Harī) is the supreme absolute being in Hinduism and is often used interchangeably with Vishnu and Narayana to such an extent that they are considered to be one and the same.
Hari is usually depicted holding a padma (lotus flower), Kaumodakigada (mace), Panchajanyashankha (conch) and the Sudarshana Chakra (discus). Lord Hari is also called sharangapani in the Bhagavad Gita as he also wields a bow named as sharanga.
The word “Hari” is widely used in later Sanskrit and Prakrit literature, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh religions especially preceding the word Om (the word that precedes all else) as in “Hari Om”. The name “Hari” also appears as the 650th name of Vishnu in the Vishnu sahasranama of the Mahabharata and is considered to be of great significance in Vaishnavism.
The purpose of this website is to expose the Mormon Church of Satan and all enemies of Jesus Christ the Way the Truth the Life, the Prince of Peace. This website is also the beginning of a presidential campaign to elect Caroline Kennedy President of the United States. I prayed to Jehovah God to please, by means of His son Christ Jesus, please, arrange national events and world events in such a manner such that Caroline Kennedy is elected President of the United States. I know Jehovah God hears my prayer and will answer my prayer because that particular prayer of mine is one of my deepest desires and Jehovah God has promised me that he will satisfy all of my deepest desires. All of the information posted at this website is interconnected; directly connected to the Mormon Church of Satan’s illegal sting operation surrounding Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, and me. The illegal sting operation that encompasses every human being on earth, and has resulted in the LEGAL CASE, unlike any other, ever. The LEGAL CASE, headed to The Hague, Netherlands. cc all Mormon attorneys
Maintain Your Focus on Jesus!
(Matthew 14:22-34; Hebrews 12:2)
(Concluding talk, Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention 2015, worldwide)