November 27, 2023

Bankrupting the World

John Madric

Global debt = $307 trillion.

That's $38,000 for every human alive, including the 6 billion people that make up the Third World.

To whom is this money owed?

Who has the funds to lend out nearly 15 times America's GDP? And how is this money expected to be repaid?

Just how much is $307 trillion? If I gave you $1 million EVERY MINUTE, it would take you some 14 thousand years to accumulate $307 trillion.

Tim adds:

Debt transfers wealth from the working class and enterpreneurial
class to the rich. It's a titanic money grab. This is how serfdom and feudalism is reborn.

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NewCensorship Tech

Thanks Cornelius Carroll

Paul Sperry - "BREAKING: Records show 2 mos after NewsGuard GM Matt Skibinski's Biden-donating Democrat mom took top tech job at unionized NJ Dept of Education, NewsGuard partnered w/ ATF's Randi Weingarten to roll out NewsGuard's ratings device censoring right-leaning media on school computers."

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November 26, 2023

Siren Song

Chester McAteer

Our ability, as humans, to make rational decisions about our lives is determined by what and how we think, as well as our individual and group perceptions of the world around us and those perceptions are almost totally dependent upon the available information we receive, whether we accept or reject it, there is an influence upon our thinking processes and as an eventual result an influence upon the society in which we live.

Tim adds:

There was a guy named Alexander Selkirk who was marooned on one of the Juan Fernandez islands in the south Pacific (off the coast of Chile'). He was the basis for Robinson Crusoe. At any rate he spent 4 years alone. He actually had forgotten how to speak English by the time he was rescued! We MUST get feedback for our minds to work.

If that feedback is distorted our thinking will be distorted. That's where the whole world is now, with a radicalized news media telling us lies. Most believe it because they do not trust their own judgments enough and can't spot the gaps in the narrative.

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How to Create World Government

"To achieve One World Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, their loyalty to family traditions and national identification.

Brock Chisholm, when Director of UN World Health Organization

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Love Your Servitude

Aldous Huxley – Letter to George Orwell about 1984 in 1949
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological

method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution” ― Aldous Huxley

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How to Revolutionize Society

"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history.”

-Milan Hübl, Czeck Communist academic and politician

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Disappearing Terrorism

Timothy Birdnow


FBI: Rainbow Bridge crash, explosion not connected to terrorism

This story disappeared almost immediately. That tells me the national security apparatus "disappeared" it much like they did with the Las Vegas music festival shooter.

Which means it WAS terrorism and they don't want the public to know it, probably because it would embarass important people (like Joe Biden).

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Keep Dreaming


Joe Biden says "Bidenomics is the American Dream".

He's right,at least in part.

Bidenomics has given Americans high inflation, hitting food especially hard so Americans can't feed their families. He has given us high fuel prices. Bidenomics has given Americans big increases in luxury items, in automobiles, in almost everything.Bidenomics has given Americans a degredation of savings. Bidenomics has given Americans debt that is unsustainable, with the cost ofjust servicing that debt nearing a trillion dollars. He's destroyed the dollar. And his answer to all this is more of what caused it in the first place.

But Biden is correct in that it IS about American dreams. We dream of staying out of the poor house while fantasizing we have prosperity.

Keep dreaming; reality isn't so pleasant.

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November 25, 2023

The Filthy

Timothy Birdnow

Bill Gates and his posse have settled with the victims of Jeffrey Epstein for big bucks.

Now why is Gates giving Epstein's teenaged sex slaves a legal settlement?

From Breitbart:

On Thursday, a federal judge approved the $290 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the sex abuse victims of Epstein against JPMorgan Chase—a close mutual business associate of both Gates and Epstein.

Over this past year, JPMorgan has agreed to pay an additional $75 million—for a combined total of $365 million—to settle another lawsuit relating to its established banking relationship with Epstein. The suits revealed that JPMorgan facilitated approximately $1 billion in transfers for Epstein which the bank admitted were "human trafficking” related.

Gates’s relationship with Epstein has been widely known and was even cited by Gates’s ex-wife, Melinda, in the couple’s 2021 divorce proceedings. Bill Gates has denied having any involvement in Epstein’s crimes.

Gates and Epstein’s mutual associates, James E. "Jes” Staley and JPMorgan Chase, were central to Gates’s relationship with Epstein. Gates’s close contacts with Epstein began around 2011, when he and JPMorgan were teaming up to create a global health investment fund, the activities of which are documented extensively in Controligarchs.


These are the people who seek to run our lives; perverts and slavers and filthy,both filthy rich and filthy in every way.

and strangely the mainstream media isn't talking about this. Imagine if Rupert Murdoch was the guy here.

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The True Insurrectionists

Timothy Birdnow

Here is a video showing the massive amount of tear gas fired into peaceful crowds at the J6 protests by police.

We already knew there were  Federal agents provoking the crowd but now we know they were provoked by what amounted to assaults on peaceful protesters exercising their Constitutional rights.

The more that comes out the more it appears the "insurrection" was fomented by government to suppress a movement that opposed them.

I would point to the book by Christopher Ruddy back in the nineties "The Real Bill Clinton". Ruddy spends half the book on the Oklahoma City bombing.

Ruddy quoted a national security agent who said there were more Feds involved in the attack then actual terrorists. There were multiple agencies with spied implanted ginning that up. The plan was to swoop in at the last second and save the day - and hand Mr. Clinton this as a tool for political ends. Too many cooks in the kitchen spoiled the Alfred P. Murrah Building and so it went down.

Clinton then blamed Rush Limbaugh for it.

So this strategy has long been in the works.

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Phantom Fears

Chester McAteer

We have recently been witness to the effects of a frightened mind. This frame of mind always seeks a degree of certainty because certainty always feels safe and in response to this frame of mind anything, no matter how rational, that undercuts the feelings of certainty is rejected by the frightened mindset due to an inordinate fear of that which is not certain.

I've found that it is this overwhelming drive and desire for the safe feeling of certainty that allows people to grasp at anything, no matter how ridiculous or illogical, to avoid uncertainty. It is at such a point that people will even reject facts that impede their feelings of certainty and cling to fallacies, even those fallacies which are negative. It takes a great deal to break the frightened mindset, but it can be done when questions become more pressing than the comfort that was once seen as certainty, arise.

A frightened mind seeks certainty because certainty feels safe, which is why a frightened mind rejects anything that undermines the feeling of certainty. Uncertainty is scary. This desire for certainty makes people savagely hostile to conflicting data and capable of entertaining the wildest of logical fallacies. The facts simply do not matter to their feelings. People only begin to seek out data after the spell begins to break. Something else must first plant that initial seed of doubt.

Tim adds:

Mchael thcalled the State of Fear and argued it was the primary tool for social control in our modern world. The idea came out of academia and they generate new fears to be alleviated by the assuredness of radical policies. Climate change is a prime example. Only through more government and world socialism may we be safe from slowly boiling! It's really old hat; The Music Man illustrated how it works when Henry Hill ginned hp a panic over a pool hall corupting the youth, then he offered a ready-made solution which allowed him to bilk the public.

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The Rise of Civilizations

Michael Smith

Ever wonder why civilizations form?

Given that ours seems to be eroding from the inside, I’ve been considering that question with a lot more frequency.

If you search in the libraries and online, there is a lot of information about the fall of civilizations, but not a lot of consideration of why they form. The most helpful I have found is the treatise "The Civilizing Process”, written by Norbert Elias, a prominent German sociologist, and published in two volumes in 1939.

Elias wrote:

"This fundamental interweaving of individual human plans and actions can bring about changes and shapes that no human being has planned or created. From this, from the interdependence of men, arises a very specific order, which is more compelling and powerful than the will and mind of the individual people who make it up. This order of interweaving determines the course of historical change; This lays the foundation for the process of civilization.”

What I took from that is that any civilization arises when such an aggregation of people forms around things like common beliefs, languages, social mores, economic activities, and religions, because the recognition and standardization of those "civilized” aspects are beneficial to the members of that group.

Over time, others join because they also glean some form of benefit from doing so.

Of course, civilizations compete. They compete for political power or domination, natural resources, access to trade routes, prosperity, any number of things real and imagined. In that competition, some succeed, some fail.

Above, I mentioned that people join to reap the benefits, but as often is the case, they are forced to join because they represent a benefit to the expansion of a particular civilization. It seems evident to me that the name of the civilization game is ‘Grow or die”, and history seems to bear that out. When the costs outweigh the benefits, growth stops, and a doom loop begins. Sometimes civilizations die as the object of conquest, sometimes they just rot and collapse.

In truth, I’ve thought a lot about this, albeit in small increments over a large period of time, but lately the alliances of defeated civilizations (i.e., North American (American Indian) and South American (Maya, Inca, Aztec, etc.) civilizations) with reprehensible proto-civilizat ions (radical Islamism and communism) and their bonding along irrational "intersectional ” lines.


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What RoughBeasts

Andy Ngo states:

"Destruction & violence is really all that this coalition ideology can do. What has BLM, Antifa, far-left ideology built? They steal or grift money from liberals & taxpayers, & capture institutions built by others. Liberals legitimized and grew this beast that they can’t control."

Tim adds:

Entropy is a principle in thermodynamics but it is universally applicable to other aspects of our lives. Hence it is easier to subvert and destroy than to create.

The radicals are parasites, feeding off the institutions and systems created by their betters. They are wildly successful because it IS easier to destroy than create, and those who would have stopped them, and did stop them in the past, have been seduced by lies and lost their courage. The good do nothing and the evil are energized.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

The poet William Butler Yeats saw this coming in the The Second Coming:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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The Energy Gordian Knot

Timothy Birdnow

The radicals in the Biden junta never rest:

US Backing New Plan To Cripple Coal Industry At UN Climate Conference

Where pray tell does Biden think we are going to get the electricity to power all those EV's? Europe and Asia are restarting coal precisely because they found "renewables" didn't work for a modern post-industrial society.


The U.S. will reportedly support a French plan to get the countries of the world to ban private financing of coal-fired power plants during the upcoming UN conference, known as COP28, according to Reuters. The plan is likely to drive a rift between countries like the U.S. and France and those like China and India, which are reliant on coal to feed their economies cheap and reliable electricity.

The proposed plan would allow the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to set coal standards for private financing companies that would allow regulators, ratings agencies and non-governmental organizations to track coal financing, according to Reuters


What this means is China,Russia, the whole BRICKS entente,will simply ignore any of these standards while the West committs economic suicide. And it will empower the oil producers, particularly Russia and the Middle East, which will help fund even more terrorism against Israel and the West.

I simply cannot believe our leadership is this stupid. But I CAN believe they are this corrupt and radical.

The article continues:

The U.S., the European Union (EU) and Canada had been working together to assemble a strategy for phasing out coal, which they view as the leading threat to achieving international climate targets, according to Reuters. Approximately 73% of the electricity consumed in India is generated using coal, according to Reuters, and China permitted an average of two new coal plants each week in 2022, according to analysis conducted by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.
"France has no coal, so their position banning it is easy. The U.S., on the other hand, has the largest coal reserves— by far— in the world,” Dan Kish, a senior research fellow for the institute for Energy Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. "Coal is the leading source of electricity in the world. All this does is make the rest of the world that is trying to get affordable electricity for their people align themselves with China and against the U.S. Uncle Sam is once again made to look like a Dunce under Joe Biden.”

India is reportedly likely to push back against the proposal, or any other proposal to set a deadline for a fossil fuel phase-out, according to Reuters. Indian delegates may reportedly push representatives of developed countries like the U.S. and France to become carbon negative, rather than merely carbon neutral, by 2050 to keep targets within grasp.

Beyond the reported plan to strangle private financing for coal plants, delegates are expected to discuss the shape and stipulations of a so-called "loss and damages” fund, a de facto international climate reparations program, at COP28. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry recently suggested that the U.S. will pay "millions” into the fund, a number that many activists and representatives of poorer countries find to be inadequate. China is unlikely to have any significant obligations to the fund because it is classified as a developing country, despite its status as the world’s top emitter and second-largest econom


The U.S.has the largest coal deposits on Earth; we are the Saudi Arabia of coal, yet we are trying desperately to lock this valuable resource away. The end result is America dwindles as an economic power while Russia and the Middle East increase their power. Russia has more money to meddle in the affairs of their neighbors and Iran has more money to fund Hamas and Hizbollah.

And the environmental radicals - inside and outside of this junta in power - have also taken nuclear off the table, so what are we going to power our economy with? Pinwheels? Mirrors? They are failures and have been for some time now.

The dirty little secret is our leadership doesn't WANT to power our economy at all. They want to deindustrialize. Too many believe the world was better when in fact it was worse, and think a homespun life frolicking amidst the daisies was better than a life with air conditioning, swimming pools, clean water, bountiful food, nice clothes, and ways to travel that don't involve animal slavery. The dream of a pastoral paradise that never existed.

The fact is until the late nineteenth century life was hard, cold or hot, long working hours at backbreaking labor, hungry, dark, and for most ignorant. All that changed because of energy; we learned to use it to our benefit. We CREATED this world of opueance, of fabulous wealth and leisure. It didn't happen in the Third World because they never learned to use energy and they never learned the Rule of Law which made it safe to do so.

The American West WAS Third World but not for long; with the coming of the settlers came the ideas that Western Civilization had spawned, and with that came wealth and prosperity. Yet these people seek to turn America and the rest of the West into a neo-Third World and either believe that is better or, in many cases, know it isn't but think we somehow deserve it for "stealing" wealth from the poor nations. (We did no such thing; they had no use for the wealth the colonial powers utilized, and the colonial powers brought prosperity to many places that were starving,but that is an argument for another day.)

They want to punish us. And they think that we need to let these countries catch up with us by voluntarily hamstringing our own economies.

These people are insane.

Suffice it to say that they are creating a Gordian Knot that will hamstring our societies and lead to the eventual collapse of Western Civilization and all the good it has wrought. Alexander solved the problem of the Gordian Knot but simply cutting it. We will be so severed, I fear.

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November 24, 2023

The Face of the Deep

Richard Cronin

"Then God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.” Genesis 1:6-7.

Extraterrestria l liquid water (from Latin extra 'outside of, beyond', and terrestris 'of or belonging to Earth') is water in its liquid state that naturally occurs outside Earth. Liquid or frozen water on the surface or inside every planet in the firmament.

Water exists in our oceans but an estimated 3x of our oceans is water bound up in Ringwoodite, a hydrous mineral down in the Transition Region, approx. 410 to 660 km down. With planetary decompression Ringwoodite undergoes decompression dehydration, releases its water and converts to Bridgemanite, which is thought to be the densest mineral known and comprises the bulk of the Lower Mantle. (Diamond is hardest). The water derived from Ringwoodite does 3 things.

1) Provide a lubricant for slippage on rock strata to produce Richter 8 - 9 earthquakes. 660 to 700 km down. A Richter 8.8 earthquake occurred in the Peru/Chile trench on Feb. 27, 2010. It generated a tsunami that crossed to Japan in less than a day.

2) Steam provides the motive fluid for volcanoes which spew out pyroclastic ash, including light feldspars which carry far downwind. Feldspars have Potassium, Ammonium and Iron. They are natural fertilizers. Hence, Yellowstone fertilized the Midwest states so we have "amber waves of grain.”

3) In making sulfuric acid via the Contact Process — and it’s the same thing inside earth — you burn sulfur to get SO2 (an exothermic reaction) then with catalysts like Hemitite or Vanadium Pentoxide, you convert SO2 to SO3 ( also exothermic), then you quench SO3 in water to make sulfuric acid (also exothermic). Hence, Yellowstone. None of the heat of these geochemical reactions are included in the current heat balance of the Earth.

Now somebody had to figure this all out. It could be that He’s up there in the firmament.

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November 23, 2023


James Mcgrath

1. VARIATIONS IN SOLAR INPUTS, especially SUNSPOTS – Every 11 years elevated sunspot activity occurs on the Sun and is transmitted to earth as heat.
2. PRECESSION – The Earth’s axis moves in a cycle that lasts 26,000 years during which time it varies by 23 degrees from the neutral axis which is perpendicular to the Suns rays. This changes the locations of deserts and forests.
3. ECCENTRICITY OF EARTHS ORBIT - Changes the distance from the Sun to Earth. This varies the amount of heat the Earth receives from the sun. It warms and cools the Earth, relatively. Called the Milankovich Cycle.
4. METEORS OR COMETS – Are plentiful but every so often can cause devastating changes in the Earth when they impact. One has been blamed for the extinction of the Dinosaurs at least in part.
5. VOLCANOS - Caused by tectonic plate movements, occur in unpredictable ways and have been known to create extreme global temperature variations. The eruption of Tambura caused the 1815 "Year without a Summer” with effects that lasted 3 years. There are approximately 1500 active volcanoes, 500 of which have erupted in modern times, and 60 of which are currently active in approx. 60 countries around the world. Yellowstone is a Super volcano that will really change the climate when it blows again…….. SUBMARINE VOLCANOS , or Seamounts, of which there are about 120 that have erupted in modern times, create about 75% of the magma of the Earth and also heat the oceans. Added by Stuart Munro.
6. SHIFTS IN THE EARTH’S MOLTEN CORE…. In unpredictable ways, changes the magnetic poles and moves them approximately 35 miles per year, and can lead to pole reversals every 7000 years.
7. GULFSTREAM (ancillary)– And other currents are generally consistent but variations of hundreds of miles can cause huge environmental changes.
8. JET STREAM SHIFTS (ancillary). They move heat energy in unpredictable ways.
9. INTERMITTENT INTERACTING CYCLES (ancillary) El Nina, El Nino, Atlantic Multi-Decadal, Pacific Multi-Decadal, Arctic/

Antarctic and Madden-Julian Oscillations, etal. Periodic variable Warming and Cooling effects of atmosphere and water throughout the world. Added by Jim Mundy.*
11. CONTINENTAL DRIFT – over the very long term.
12. MOON - Gravity sucks on all parts of the ocean and land and has world wide effects but localized based upon its immediate position. Added by Alecia Schmidt.
AS TO GLOBAL WARMING……….. The only measurements I have found are from NASA. They say that the Earth has warmed 1.53 deg F (+/ - ?deg tolerance) since 1880. That is 142 years. THE PRESUMPTIONS OF WARMERS ARE: 1. That this trend will continue forever; and 2. That man caused this heating problem; and, 3. That man can cool down the earth. They further discount the evidence of the history of recorded weather that show that changes are natural and cannot be shown to be caused by humans*. They are so certain of this that they are willing to spend trillions of dollars on these prognostications that are ruining our economy. … MANMADE GLOBAL WARMING IS A GUESS, UPON A GUESS , UPON A GUESS........ AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED.

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The First Thanksgiving

Timothy Birdnow

The story of the Pilgrim's landing and plight at Plymouth has been told many times. I just thought I'd add a few details.

First, the Pilgrims were not the only people on the Mayflower. Of the 107 people on-board only 32 of them were Pilgrims (Puritans). These people had first migrated to the Netherlands and found life not to their liking there. So they returned to England and basically snuck out as it was not exactly illegal to leave but not exactly cricket either. (They had immigrated to Holland in the dead of night to avoid any engantlements with the authorities, who were not keen on anybody not following the sate religion.)

The Mayflower was a rather poor vessel, and was a replacement for the original ship the Pilgrims were going to take. The Speedwell was first commissioned to take the Pilgrims, but problems with the ship led to them switching to the Mayflower, which was going to carry non-Pilgrims, originally.

The ship set sail from Rotherhithe in southeast London for the New World, and the trip was gruelling. So gruelling they ran out of beer before making landfall.

That was the clincher. The Mayflower needed beer (nobody would drink water alone in those days for fear of water-born illness) and the ship was off course, winding up well north of Jamestown. They decided to land to find acorns and hopefully make acorn beer. Bottoms up!

The first site they found wasn't too great, and they ran into some natives, so they moved north to Plymouth. It was perfect; uninhabited but with cleared land. That was because a tribe of Indians were wiped otu by a plague. They settled on the spot and signed the Mayflower Compact, agreeing to throw in together, Pilgrim and non-Pilgrim.

They were lucky, providentially lucky. They almost immediately met a man who said to them "Men of England welcome!" in accented but acceptable English! Turns out Samoset was also looking for beer, and asked "where's the beer" almost immediately.

He would be replaced as translator by Tisquantum, better known as Squanto, who spoke better English than Samoset. Can you imagine; in the wilderness not one but TWO people know how to speak English.

The Patuxet tribe was eager for good relations with the English settlers; they had guns, which Messozoit, Chief of the Pautuxet, hoped to employ against his tribal enemies.

But winter was coming and there was little food. Starvation and sickness claimed the lives of 45 of the 102 colonists that first winter. And the Pilgrims worked to build several houses of dubious quality, much like their English homes. They did not have fire places, but just a fire pit and smoke hole. The fires had to be extinguished at night so as to avoid burning the place down. It was cold, hungry, and miserable.

And the Pilgrims entered into an economic pact where all shared alike. It was socialism. Nobody worked; everyone found it more appealing to go fishing or whatnot. The colony was starving.

So the Indians taught the starving Pilgrims (who had first tried to grow barley and other European food) how to grow corn and squash and beans.

And the rules were changed so everyone had their own patches of ground and were responsible for their own food.

The end result? A bountiful harvest. The Pilgrims decided to host a feast to thank God for His beneficience and they invited the Indians (no, they weren't thanking the Indians, but rather God.)

The end result was the colony was able to survive.

Bear in mind, none of these people were cut out for this. Few were farmers much less frontiersman, and few were builders. It was a real bear. And they didn't learn from the Indians fast enough. Later they would build the bent-sapling frame structures called wigwams, and cover them with birch bark or grass, but that first year it was standard, timber framed structures as were made in England (timber framing requires cutting heavy beams and is a huge amount of labor, atlhough they last nearly forever.)

At any rate, they stopped for beer and stayed for the food.

And so with Plymouth in the north and Jamestown in the south the English were in a good position to colonise North America. A new colony would be established at Boston, and then Rhode Island, and Maryland, and the Carolinas. The Dutch would try to settle New York but eventually would give it to the English.

But had Plymouth failed things might have been very different.

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The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact:

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.

IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

Mr. John Carver,
Mr. William Bradford,

Mr Edward Winslow,

Mr. William Brewster.

Isaac Allerton,

Myles Standish,

John Alden,

John Turner,

Francis Eaton,

James Chilton,

John Craxton,
John Billington,
Joses Fletcher,
John Goodman,
Mr. Samuel Fuller,
Mr. Christopher Martin,
Mr. William Mullins,
Mr. William White,
Mr. Richard Warren,
John Howland,
Mr. Steven Hopkins,
Digery Priest,
Thomas Williams,
Gilbert Winslow,
Edmund Margesson,
Peter Brown,
Richard Britteridge
George Soule,
Edward Tilly,
John Tilly,
Francis Cooke,
Thomas Rogers,
Thomas Tinker,
John Ridgdale
Edward Fuller,
Richard Clark,
Richard Gardiner,
Mr. John Allerton,
Thomas English,
Edward Doten,

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Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation

Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

William H. Seward,
Secretary of State

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Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789:

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington

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