“But this disaster is plastic, artificially created, with artificial flavor, artificial food and with artificial colors.” Farmers need free trade not trade wars. Calling farmers “great patriots. They understand that they’re doing this for the country.” is calling them fallen soldiers in a war you started. $12 billion subsidy is fine if there was a drought or flooding or other natural disaster befalling US farming industries. But this disaster is plastic, artificially created, with artificial flavor, artificial food and with artificial colors. Straighten up, Mr. President. Work for America, not against America.

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Academics have been calling for a “replacement NATO” ever since Glasnost. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1149018?seq=1… What’s Glasnost? Not something you hear about anymore “perestroika”? New phone, who dis? A commentator on a Q&A site from Moscow said this in 2008: “I was born in 1987 and i don’t know the principles of Glasnost. Nobody remembers that thing anymore. As for the freedom of word – we have the Internet without any “Great wall” firewall. Last couple of years, portals for city services started, so you can address an issue through the net, and it’s really working. As for transparency of the government machine – many of us are not interested in that. Constant ruling of one party and one man killed an interest in inner politics in us.” and that was 2008. Political atrophy. That’s why we’re so intriguing.

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Ah! I always wondered if any of my ancestors had slaves. Zero so far but this 1790 Census compared to my tree may help. How to read: 1st No.-Free white males over 16 years 2nd No.-Free white males under 16 years 3rd No.-Free white females 4th No.-All other free persons 5th No.-Slaves *-Illegible Snell, Eve–3-0-2-0-0 Snell, Jacob–2-3-3-1-9 Snell, John–4-3-3-0-0 Snell, John J.–1-3-2-0-0 Snell, John S.–1-3-2-0-0 Snell, Nicholas–2-4-*-*-* Snell, Peter–1-8-4-0-0 Snell, Peter G.–1-0-1-0-0 Snell, Severinius–2-1-6-0-0 So, a Jacob Snell in 1790 had 9. Now to find out if I’m related.

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“Abraham Clark is your second cousin 9 times removed.” Looking up Declaration of Independence signors in my ancestry. Since Abraham Clark was born in Elizabeth NJ and several of my ancestors founded Elizabeth, NJ, I figured I’d get something. “Two of Clark’s sons were officers in the Continental Army. He refused to speak of them in Congress, even when they both were captured, tortured, and beaten. However, there was one instance when Clark did bring them up and that was when one of his sons was put on the prison ship, Jersey, notorious for its brutality. Captain Clark was thrown in a dungeon and given no food except that which was shoved through a keyhole. Congress was appalled and made a case to the British and his conditions were improved.”

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