Good Morning Campers.
One of the things that I love about this group….and even though we don’t spend much time on yahoo groups anymore, we still are a group; a group of friends…one thing I love about us is the understanding and support that we give to one another. When one of us needs help, the others rally round in support. We do that because we are the best damn group of campers on the planet.
I can hear the grumblings in the back right now, “Oh crap. The dragon wants something.” “Has anyone seen the Leprechaun? Does he need bail money?”
You’re right. I do want something… (Those of you who aren’t interested in any “humanitarian”, “friend”, “loved-ones” kind of stuff can skip down to the first cartoon.)
but this one is easy…
you’ve given this gift so many times before and it has helped immensely.
We need your prayers for one of our own…
Karl, who is known here best as K squared or K² has been with us for a long time; his wife, Rosa Maria (what a beautiful name!) is in the hospital recovering from MAJOR surgery. I’ll not go into the details of the surgery or the hospitalization for there is no reason to invade their privacy in this matter, just please pray for this wonderful woman so she can rapidly recover and be healthy.
Thank you my dear, dear friends. Your love and overwhelming generosity is more deeply appreciated than you can ever imagine.
Now, let’s laugh…just for a short while, because I have very little time and very large issues myself right now, so let’s see what we can get done before time runs out!
Okay, those of you who skipped down can start reading again.
Ain’t that the truth! For the longest time I got all my political information from the comics. And Doonesbury was the primary culprit!
This one is an awful lot of fun. Slightly reminiscent of the old “Frogger” game. Enjoy!
Today, December 7th, 2010, is the 69th anniversary of the invasion of Pearl Harbor. Countries do strange and insane things sometimes, for what appears to them to be valid and legitimate reasons. There is no way I can figure out some country’s mindset and their desire to attack the United States and kill Americans.
It doesn’t make any sense to me.
Just like the whole Islamic hatred of America. Doesn’t make any sense to me at all.
Is it greed? Is that what it all comes down to? You have it, I want it, so I’m going to use force to take it away from you?
I’m not a history buff by any stretch of the imagination, so here is Wikipedia’s opening paragraphs:
The attack on Pearl Harbor (called the Hawaii Operation or Operation Z by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The next day the United States declared war on Japan resulting in their entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines. The base was attacked by Japanese aircraft (a total of 353, in two waves) launched from six aircraft carriers.
Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and all of the four other battleships present were damaged. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light, with 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.
The attack was a major engagement of World War II and came as a profound shock to the American people. Domestic support for isolationism, which had been strong, disappeared. Germany’s ill-considered declaration of war on the U.S., which was not required by any treaty commitment, moved the U.S. from clandestine support of Britain (for example the Neutrality Patrol) into active alliance and full participation in the European Theater. Despite numerous historical precedents for unannounced military action, the lack of any formal warning by Japan, particularly while negotiations were still apparently ongoing, led to President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaiming December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy“.
Why don’t we try to bring a little peace and laughter into the world. Pass on the link to Dragon Laffs (http://dragonlaffs.com ) to all your friends and share the laughter!