Friday, July 20, 2018

On this day in 1779, a fleet of American ships sails north from Boston towards Maine

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Tara Ross
On this day in 1779, a fleet of American ships sails north from Boston towards Maine. The so-called Penobscot Expedition would end in disaster—and a court-martial of none other than Paul Revere.
The British were then working to establish a fort at the mouth of the Penobscot River, in Maine. Well, at least, the British were *trying* to establish a new fort. They soon discovered that they’d have to contend with a fleet of ships from Massachusetts. About 40 vessels, including three Continental Navy ships under the command of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall, had been dispatched to put a stop to the British effort.
The fleet arrived in the area on July 25. General Solomon Lovell was in overall command of the land troops, but Lt. Colonel Paul Revere was leading the artillery regiment.
Things were going relatively well at first. Nautilus Island and its four cannon were seized on July 26. The island was quickly fortified, forcing the few British ships in the area to pull back from the mouth of the harbor. Two days later, the militia successfully stormed the heights near the new Fort George, even as they were being fired upon. The British general later wrote that he fully expected to be beaten. “I was in no position to defend myself,” he wrote.
But then the American expedition came to an abrupt (and somewhat inexplicable) halt. Instead of continuing on to attack the fort, Lovell decided to lay in for a siege.
Revere could not understand why Lovell stopped. The successful landing and ascent should have been followed with an immediate attack on Fort George. “[T]hey not knowing our strength, and we being flushed with victory,” Revere wrote, “I have no doubt they would have lain down their arms.”
But Lovell had decided that Saltonstall should launch a naval attack before the land attack was attempted. Unfortunately, Saltonstall thought that Lovell’s forces should go first. The two American officers simply couldn’t agree! Lovell’s second-in-command wrote to his wife that the expedition was taking “longer than was represented to us.” “Harmony between the Fleet & Army,” he noted understatedly, “is not a perfect Unison.”
Believe it or not, this went on for two weeks. On August 13, the decision was effectively taken out of the hands of the Americans. A new fleet of British warships had arrived to reinforce Fort George.
Things turned chaotic as Americans began to flee. The armed Patriot warships tried to leave without staying behind to assist the transport ships. Revere notes that the “Transports found that the Armed Vessels all went ahead of them, they ran on shore and landed their men, in the utmost confusion.” Americans set fire to their own transport ships to prevent them from falling into enemy hands. Then they fled through the woods.
Lovell’s journal records the scene: “To attempt to give a description of this terrible Day is out of my Power . . . . Transports on fire. Men of war blowing up . . . and as much confusion as can possibly be conceived.”
In the end, hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded. Every ship was lost.
Saltonstall and Revere were later court-martialed for their actions. Naturally, that is a story for another day. 
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President Donald Trump is a true American deal maker.


President Donald Trump
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Thomas Williams

The greatest legacy to the American people from President Donald Trump will be how he exposed this country's Deep State members.

Who was working for the Washington DC establishment double standard bad political behavior club that was running everything in Washington DC just the way they are. Run that way buy the same people who corrupted the place, to begin with.

That will be Trump biggest contribution to prosperity to date.

So I am just amazed at all of the media censorship and all of the Ivy League insanity resisting the will of the American people voting for and supporting President Trump.

That this same MSM is not retracting their ugly double standard of the President Trump supporters but instead are calling all of the Trump supporters Racist, Bigots, and Homophobes.

So that is totally crazy of the Washington DC establishment to keep doing that to this country's Trump supporters but they continue to do so anyway tells me that they are crazy!

That there is something also seriously wrong with this country's higher educational model going on in the Ivy League these days. That is being done by people who should otherwise know better in a place of higher learning.

That these guys are screaming that they are normal and the population of America is not, is totally crazy.

I don't know how to fix people who want to believe that they are the pinnacle of knowledge who are always one step ahead of you and me.

That these Ivy League lunatics are being taken seriously is wasting the American people time for the younger minds who will eventually be working in American with jobs of authority. So on the job training will be very helpful to them.

Dear God Almighty please listen to my prayer. To once again forgive them they know not what they do.
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@realDonaldTrump tweeted:
....The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Tightening now hurts all that we have done. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade Deals. Debt coming due & we are raising rates - Really?

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“....The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Tightening now hurts all that we have done. The U.S. should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade Deals. Debt coming due & we are raising rates - Really?”

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@realDonaldTrump tweeted:
China, the European Union, and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day - taking away our big competitive edge. As usual, not a level playing field...

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“China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day - taking away our big competitive edge. As usual, not a level playing field...”

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@realDonaldTrump tweeted:
My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved in the terrible boat accident which just took place in Missouri. Such a tragedy, such a great loss. May God be with you all!

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“My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved in the terrible boat accident which just took place in Missouri. Such a tragedy, such a great loss. May God be with you all!”

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Dear God Almighty please listen to my prayer.



Joe Dugan shared a post to the group: Cowboy Logic Restoring America Forum... http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/19/trump-has-been-set-up-framed-and-relentlessly-persecuted-by-the-american-intelligence-community/
"Aside from the fact that former CIA Director John Brennan does not even attempt to conceal his loathing of Trump, it was none other than Brennan who had the CIA spying on members of Congress—indeed the entire Senate Intelligence Committee. Surely, there were others in the Agency who helped him. How many like Brennan are still there?
Ironically, while Brennan is coming apart at the seams over Trump’s progress in a diplomatic relationship with Putin, it is Brennan who supported a communist—voting for Gus Hall as none-other-than president of the United States."

DAILYCALLER.COM
Does our president really feel there is anyone he can trust? Should he?

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Thomas Williams

The greatest legacy to the American people from President Donald Trump will be how he exposed this country's Deep State members.

Who was working for the Washington DC establishment double standard bad political behavior that was running everything in Washington DC just the way they are. Run that way buy the same people who corrupted the place, to begin with.

That will be Trump biggest contribution to prosperity to date.

So I am just amazed at all of the media censorship and all of the Ivy League insanity resisting the will of the American people voting for and supporting President Trump.

That this same MSM is not retracting their ugly double standard of the President Trump supporters but instead are calling all of the Trump supporters Racist, Bigots, and Homophobes.

So that is totally crazy of the Washington DC establishment to keep doing that to this country's Trump supporters but they continue to do so anyway tells me that they are crazy!

That there is something also seriously wrong with this country's higher educational model going on in the Ivy League these days. That is being done by people who should otherwise know better in a place of higher learning.

That these guys are screaming that they are normal and the population of America is not, is totally crazy.

I don't know how to fix people who want to believe that they are the pinnacle of knowledge who are always one step ahead of you and me.

That these Ivy League lunatics are being taken seriously is wasting the American people time for the younger minds who will eventually be working in American with jobs of authority. So on the job training will be very helpful to them.

Dear God Almighty please listen to my prayer. To once again forgive them they know not what they do.
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