Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Marv Rotblatt Stats


Hall of Fame Rookie Cards




Vintage Willie Mays Baseball Card Timeline: 1951-1974


1950-1959 Baseball Cards


Clyde Vollmer Stats


Bob Miller Stats


The Pathetic State of Baseball Card Collecting


1951 Bowman Fight The Red Menace


Top 10 Willie Mays Baseball Cards


Clyde McCullough Stats


Ken Johnson Stats


Ten Valuable Lou Boudreau Baseball Collectibles


Top Ten Complete Baseball Sets of All-Time


1956 Topps Football Cards




Baseball Cards


1951 Bowman Phillies


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

american legends


top rookie cards


Search for Baseball Card Values


Baseball Cards and Memories


Classic Card Sets: 1951 Bowman


the story of the 1950 bowman


Buddy Kerr Stats




1950s Bowman


10 Great Vintage Bowman Baseball Cards


1950 Bowman Gum Inc. Series Baseball Cards


Bowman Baseball Card Checklist


Phil Rizzuto Gallery


1952 topps


price guide pt 2


Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.  
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.  
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. 
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. 
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. 
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. 
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. 
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. 
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. 
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. 
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: 
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. 
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. 
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.  
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. 
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.  
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Nation of Slaves

A Nation of Slaves
By Hillaire Belloc (put into simpler words)


In modern England, starting around the early 1700s, a small number of people came to own most of the land, buildings, machines, and tools that are used to produce the things people need to live and the things people enjoy.  Since most people did not own the land and equipment that people would need to support themselves, most people had no real choice but to start working for the few people who owned these things as an employee.  That is the only way that they could earn enough to pay for the things they needed to live.  (This came to be true in the United States as well.)

The purpose of this book is to prove that England at the beginning of the 20th century is in the process of becoming a nation of slaves, in which people will all live and work for the benefit of the small number of people who own the businesses, rather than for their own benefit. 

The book will have eight parts:

1.  I will explain the meaning of the terms I will use in the book.

2.  I will describe slavery as it existed in ancient Greece and Rome.

3.  I will describe how, in the Middle Ages, Christianity caused slavery to be replaced by a different system, in which most people owned the land and tools they needed to work for their own benefit, and so worked mostly for their own benefit rather than for the benefit of a master.

4.  I will describe how this happy system in which people did not live and work as slaves was destroyed and replaced by a system called “capitalism” in countries like England, which rejected the Christian culture of the Middle Ages.

5.  I will make it clear that this new system in which men work for the benefit of others rather than themselves cannot continue forever, because it often makes it impossible for most people to earn enough money for food and shelter.  So it creates problems that can only be solved in one of three ways:

6. Solution “a” is called “collectivism”.  In this solution, the government owns all the land, building, machines, and tools that are used to produce the things we need to live and the things we enjoy. 

Solution “b” is called “individual property ownership.”  In this solution, most of the people who live in the society own their own land, buildings, machines, and tools, and they use these to produce what they need and also things they can exchange for what other people have produced.

Solution “c” is called slavery.  In this solution, most people have to work for others in exchange for enough food, shelter, and clothing to survive (and maybe some things to enjoy as well).
Since people in our society have been taught to hate the idea of slavery, no one openly recommends slavery.  So most people recommend collectivism, since it would be very difficult in practice to introduce individual property ownership.

7.  In the next part, I will prove that the solution of collectivism that people are most likely to pursue will actually lead to the solution that everyone says that they hate, slavery.

8.  I will prove that slavery is actually being introduced into England right now at the beginning of the 1900s, by discussing a few laws that have already been passed, or that are about to be passed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015



the horrible hilly

in a mountain,lives the horrible hilly,you think it funny,but it isn't.do you dare to go to his lair,for if you do you will regret it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


ned has nothing in his head,but stuffing,it is true,for he is a teddy bear,my lovey bear.