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Astounding! Breathless! A “piece of the action” and a new “Dick Tracy”? Maybe they could work in a Columbia University dissertation found in Gloria Swanson’s collection at the Harry Ransom Center, at The University of Texas at Austin: Raymond Witham Daum (archivist, Gloria Swanson Archives, 1980-1982) Dissertation (Columbia Univ.), 1976, “A Film Study of Some Aspects of Urban and Rural Communities of a Twentieth Century American Indian Group: The Mohawks of Caughnawaga and New York City” and 2″ Video, 1 item, “To Be an Indian” dedicated to Gloria Swanson, 55 min. How about “Under A Killing Moon”? or work in the “top offs” that native Mohawks in the past had when the steel work was finished on the skyscraper or other structure they work on. Looks ready for its closeup.

Robert Gardiner, a last direct descendant of the Gardiner’s Island Manor, the last intact one in North America, told me once that Gloria Swanson once told him she said it would take a “Vivian Leigh” to play his great-aunt’s story, First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler, a very young bride of an “old” President, after her father, US Senator Gardiner, two Cabinet members and others perished after the “Peacemaker” exploded saluting George Washington’s Mount Vernon on the Potomac River on the USS Princeton, the modern one he served on in WWII. The “Peacemaker” was cast in an “English” forge, at least they affected that in their elaborate crest on their carriages he said, on the West-side of Manhattan, which was once archaeologically tested, for Donald Trump’s proposed “TV City” in a company I worked for. It was where the largest crankshaft single casting for an ocean going vessel’s engine was once made, and the first as a “freebie” if it proved viable, “out-ranging” most cannon of the time, as the British Navy once did in the bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

How about a film about “The Rose Of Long Island”? The “Siege of Richmond” actually stopped long enough, after former President Tyler, for the Confederacy, died in Richmond, Virginia, she had ridden all night having a vision of his passing on, and shooting on both sides stopped long enough for her entourage to cross lines out of respect for the death. She returned to New York City, where she later lived on Staten Island. She was also involved in a large lawsuit over a contested will, involving large properties in Manhattan, which became a law school question for Robert Gardiner he denied though it referred to his surname. Wills had not generally been contested before.

Sorry, I got carried away…Captain Kidd’s treasure was dug up by the British in the end of the 19th century from Gardiner’s Island, he according to one historian, “the most maligned character in history” as Captain Kidd had a map on his person when hung and it was before there was a USA, all criminals property is property of the Crown, Mr. Gardiner told me he had researched in England. I heard it was used, an India’s princess’s dowry, to build a seaman’s hospital and home in London, England on PBS.


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05/31/2010 at 10:36 pm

Discover 1812 | Trip Ideas: War of 1812

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It’s been reported Ontario, Canada has $5 million for the bicentennial events commemorating the War of 1812, New York state, $5,000. This link shows some of the issues on the Canadian side which led to the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the burning of the White House in that war the Canadians claim they won. Discover 1812 | Trip Ideas

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05/07/2010 at 11:58 am

Talking about: Planet Washington: Here’s what the U.S. wanted the British to keep secret

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Comment and perhaps what the British wanted the US to keep secret:

The “cooperation” is not only “ahistorical” it’s also an imitation of bad methods and procedures. In NYC during the American Revolution prisoners, including Ethan Allen were tortured by a Major Cunningham, in a prison what would be today next to City Hall, cited by the NY Times (1909) as “blacker than any black hole of Calcutta” and many thousands perished around the NYC harbor in dis-masted prison ships, a light supposed to be lit in their memory in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where what is left of their human remains are kept. A questionable “first almshouse” cemetery under the walkway in front of the Horace Greeley statue is in City Hall Park near it a statue in front of City Hall of Nathan Hale, who hung as a spy regretted only having one life to lose for his country. In retaliation for blowing up the fort that became Toronto (actually self-inflicted during the American invasion) the White House was burned in the War of 1812 which America lost, conceivably the lesson learned, to stay within its own borders. Not that British intelligence is that good either, recently two secret reports were found far from their offices, left on a train or somewhere else reported in their news. Around the corner from Guantanamo, America’s “last slaver” “Wanderer” sank in a storm on Cape Maysi, which had in 1858 had helped start the Civil War. Are our methods becoming another reason for anarchy? I hope not.

Posted by: George Myers, Jr. | February 16, 2010 at 02:59 PM

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02/18/2010 at 3:26 pm

io9 – Hallmark’s Captain Pike Figure Perfect As A Cake Topper For Your Three-Way Wedding – Star Trek

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I sometimes wonder if Gene Roddenberry was considering the historical Zebulon Pike, when he created "Captain Pike" who survives. Zebulon Pike was blown up from the exploding "bombproof" when a "special" explosive being prepared, ignited prematurely, for the American invaders of Canada from Sackets Harbor, NY in near what later became Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the War of 1812.

The remains of the explorer of what became the American West ("Pike’s Peak" found by him) placed in a barrel, were returned to Sackets Harbor then the largest military compound in the US and the cited "birthplace" of the American Navy, on the Great Lakes. A fence around the cemetery there, where chloroform was distilled and glucose made from potato starch was refined, both in 1831 by Samuel Guthrie, was originally part of Buckingham Palace provided to demonstrate our friendship since. Our American invasion was countered with the siege of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD and the burning of the White House in Washington, D.C.

…interesting reply or comment and response:

I think people later attributed it to him. It may have had no name or a native name or like Alaska, part of territory descriptions, the "Panhandle" apparently decided to include valleys that went along with "sighted" and described "peaks". Of course he might have had guidance like that commemorated on the current US gold dollar depicting "Sacajawea" who guided Lewis and Clark, who President Jefferson asked to look out for large mammoths, America’s first science expedition, to excavate one west of Newburgh, New York. It was thought mammoths might be roaming in the West.

The previous Susan B. Anthony dollar was to show the woman who once posed as a man to vote in Upstate New York before women could vote, who was defended by judge Henry Selden. They named the town I went to school in after him, Selden, NY which I "found" to be the case much later.

Fort McHenry National Monument Archeology – Baltimore, Maryland – 1978

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02/01/2009 at 9:39 pm

Tell Congress: Support equal pay for women.

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Subject: Tell Congress: Support equal pay for women.

Dear Friend,

Last year, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes necessary to force an up-or-down vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would mandate that women receive equal pay for equal work. Now, with a new session of Congress in place, the House is ready to take up the fight again.

With President-elect Obama soon to take office, we now have a real chance to pass this legislation that could do so much for so many American women. There will be a battle in the Senate, and the best way to come out of the gate strong is for the bill to pass by an overwhelming majority in the House.

Women across America are counting on Congress – I just took action to tell my member of Congress to support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I hope you will, too.

Please have a look and take action.


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01/07/2009 at 9:06 pm

Monument tweaks American noses on War of 1812

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TORONTO – A provocative new monument in downtown Toronto that “gently” reminds onlookers who won the War of 1812 shows a giant British toy soldier towering over a toppled American figurine.

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