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Thanksgiving Story / Dakota Pipeline / “If” – Kipling (11/24/16)

Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59
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     24 Novermber 2016,  Thursday  –  Happy Thanksgiving!

To:  The People’s House (sic)
To:  Persons of the Nebraska Legislature (sic)
To:  Persons of the Iowa General Assembly  (sic)

Tony

To add to your knowledge . . . and your concern . . . . especially every government employee and “elected” person.

Klaus Becker, Speaker
The People’s House
wtpn@cox.net

“The more a truth is told, the more it is believed.”
“Freedom starts in the mind, as does authority.”
    ”An armed society is a polite society.”
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1.  THE REAL STORY ABOUT THANKSGIVING.
    http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a761d26d77d6eef6d0000f00c&id=bf3bb1b96c&e=14318ad526

Dear Reader,

Here is a great read for you this morning that you can share with family, and especially young people.

It’s the real story about Thanksgiving that you probably haven’t heard.

It was written in 2014 by Richard J. Maybury, of Mises.org.

                       The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.

The official story has the Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America, and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.

The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.  The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.

In his History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years because they refused to work in the field. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with “corruption,” and with “confusion and discontent.” The crops were small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable.”

In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, “all had their hungry bellies filled,” but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first “Thanksgiving” was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.

But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, “instead of famine now God gave them plenty,” Bradford wrote, “and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.” Thereafter, he wrote, “any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.” In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn.

What happened? After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, “they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop.” They began to question their form of economic organization.

This had required that “all profits & benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means” were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, “all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock.” A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take only what he needed.

This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that “young men that were most able and fit for labor and service” complained about being forced to “spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children.” Also, “the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak.” So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate.

To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of the famines.

Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown, established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first twelve months in America. Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites. In the winter of 1609-10, called “The Starving Time,” the population fell from five-hundred to sixty. Then the Jamestown colony was converted to a free market, and the results were every bit as dramatic as those at Plymouth. In 1614 Colony Secretary Ralph Hamor wrote that after the switch there was “plenty of food, which every man by his own industry may easily and doth procure.” He said that when the socialist system had prevailed, “we reaped not so much corn from the labors of thirty men as three men have done for themselves now.”

Before these free markets were established, the colonists had nothing for which to be thankful. They were in the same situation as Ethiopians are today, and for the same reasons. But after free markets were established, the resulting abundance was so dramatic that annual Thanksgiving celebrations became common throughout the colonies, and in 1863 Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

Thus, the real meaning of Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them.

Thank you for reading our letter, and be sure to take the time to enjoy this great day with loved ones!

Best Regards,

Daniel Ameduri
President, FutureMoneyTrends.com

TPH NOTE:  Strongly recommend you obtain and read “The Problem With Socialism” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, 2016, ISBN 978-1-62157-589-4, Regnery Publishing.  DiLorenzo is an outstanding author and covers the problems of socialism very simply and well written in a small book (4.5 x 7 in) in 226 pages.  (Amazon.com)

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2.  THE FULL TRUTH ABOUT THE DAKOTA PIPELINE  [This is important to pass on to all.]
    http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/energy-2/no-water-no-life.html  (12+min)

On Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:18 AM, Brasscheck TV < news@brasschecktv.com> wrote:

BrasscheckTV Report:

On this day where we supposedly give thanks for the Native Americans who saved the Pilgrims from freezing and starving to death…

Let’s get some things straight about the Dakota pipeline:

1. The entire project is based on fraudulent permitting and Obama can shut it down with the stroke of a pen.

2. This pipeline was deemed “too dangerous” to run nearby Bismarck so it was moved to this area where it threatens the only fresh water supply in the region.

3. The entire Missouri River is put at risk by this poorly conceived project.

4. This pipeline is only economically possible because the 40+ year LAW forbidding the export of oil from the US was recently overturned.

5. We are trading the future of our fresh water supply for the chance for a few billionaires to make a killing by exporting US energy reserves that we should be retaining for ourselves.

Please share this widely so your friends, family and colleagues understand what’s at stake and support the heroic effort thousands are making to stop it.

Video:  
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/30424.html

- Brasscheck TV

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3.  In view of all the travails of the world today, here is a great poem by Rudyard Kipling which hopefully helps restore order and serenity
        (Thanks to one of our TPH members, Bob, for sending this.]

    ”If”      by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;


If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son! NESARA- Restore America – Galactic News

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