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Teach Your Children About The Constitution




Uploaded on Mar 5, 2011

” 1976. This song teaches about the opening to the United States Constitution, with its preamble set to music. When writing this song, they had to remove a small section of the preamble to make the song rhyme. This song was voted the 6th best song on the 30th anniversary edition. Sung by Essra Mohawk. Written by Bob Dorough, Tom Yohe.”









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Published on Oct 3, 2013

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Halloween was brought to the U.S. by Irish and Scottish immigrants in the 1800′s. Mass-produced costumes weren’t sold until the 1930s. So until then, most Halloween costumes were homemade – out of paper mache, make-up, wax, and SHEER HORROR.”


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Civil War Pop Music: Divided & United



” A 32-song double CD collection of rootsy and acoustic, stripped-down and emotion-packed renderings of tunes of the day, the album features a stellar lineup of old-guard Nashville stalwarts like Ms. Parton and Loretta Lynn (“Take Your Gun and Go, John”) and clangorous newcomers.

The album mixes new takes on old tunes like “Dixie” (by Karen Elson and the Secret Sisters) and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” (Angel Snow) with a raucous partisan Yankee stomp like Shovels & Rope’s “The Fall of Charleston” and the rebel reel “Secesh” (The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band)—songs that have been in mothballs since Appomattox.

Some tunes sound like after-action reports telegraphed from the front. Among them are T Bone Burnett’s dirge, “The Battle of Antietam,” and Ricky Skaggs ‘ “Two Soldiers,” about Union soldiers caught in the deadly fire from the heights at Fredericksburg in 1862.”



Here is the full track list :

Divided & United

Disc 1

  1. Take Your Gun and Go, John – Loretta Lynn
  2. Lorena – Del McCoury
  3. Wildwood Flower – Sam Amidon
  4. Hell’s Broke Loose In Georgia – Bryan Sutton
  5. Two Soldiers – Ricky Skaggs
  6. Marching Through Georgia – Old Crow Medicine Show
  7. Dear Old Flag – Vince Gill
  8. Just Before the Battle, Mother/ Farewell, Mother – Steve Earle and Dirk Powell
  9. The Fall Of Charleston – Shovels & Rope
  10. Tenting on the Old Campground – John Doe
  11. Day Of Liberty – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  12. Richmond Is a Hard Road to Travel – Chris Thile and Michael Daves
  13. Two Brothers – Chris Stapleton
  14. The Faded Coat Of Blue – Norman Blake, Nancy Blake and James Bryan
  15. Listen to the Mockingbird – Stuart Duncan featuring Dolly Parton
  16. Kingdom Come – Pokey LaFarge

Disc 2

  1. Rebel Soldier – Jamey Johnson
  2. The Legend of the Rebel Soldier – Lee Ann Womack
  3. The Mermaid Song – Jorma Kaukonen
  4. Dixie - Karen Elson with The Secret Sisters
  5. The Vacant Chair – Ralph Stanley
  6. Hard Times – Chris Hillman
  7. Down By the Riverside – Taj Mahal
  8. Old Folks at Home/ The Girl I Left Behind Me – Noam Pikelny and David Grisman
  9. Secesh – The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
  10. The Battle of Antietam – T Bone Burnett
  11. Pretty Saro – Ashley Monroe featuring Aubrey Haynie
  12. Aura Lee – Joe Henry
  13. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier – AA Bondy
  14. When Johnny Comes Marching Home – Angel Snow
  15. Battle Cry of Freedom – Bryan Sutton
  16. Beautiful Dreamer – Cowboy Jack Clement





    If you are a history buff like those of us here at YouViewed you will want to check out this album which is due to be released on November 5th . You can pre-order yours today direct from ATO Records if you are so inclined . CD Universe is also taking pre-orders as well as offering samples that can be listened to now .

  While we are thrilled to see this important music being brought to the public’s attention once again , we grew up listening to these songs from a different source and that version is so ingrained in our imagination and ears that we will forever judge all Civil War musical endeavors by the standard set by the one and only Tennessee Ernie Ford .

 He recorded two albums of Civil War era songs , Songs of the South and Songs of the North and to put you in the mood and give you a taste of those tumultuous times we have decided to include some of our favorites below . We hope you enjoy them as much as we do . Give a listen.





  Most of the songs that Tennessee Ernie recorded do not appear on the new album so there isn’t much fear on our part that these samples will dampen your interest in the new album .  



   These first few songs are from the Southern song collection , which we have always had a particular affinity for . The Northern collection of songs has never be able to move us as do the songs of the Confederacy .

   Those are three of our favorites from the Confederate collection . Here is one from the Union collection which is actually a Northern rebuttal of the hugely popular Confederate song “Dixie” , called , understandably “Union Dixie” .





   “Lorena” is a song that typifies the internecine conflict that characterized the War Of Secession . The song was of Northern origin but it became a common lament of troops on both sides that were years from home , hearth and loved ones .



   Here is another example of the Union music of the day , “The Army Of The Free” .



   And finally we present one that is a favorite of my children and gets played on the iTouch in the car on a regular basis. Readers of a certain age will recognize the tune even if they are unaware of the song’s Civil War roots . Enjoy.



Songs of the Civil War




    Allmusic.com provides us with a complete discography of the re-released double album that featured the collection in it’s entirety , Union and Confederate Songs . Included in the discography are links back to samples of each song on the Allmusic website .


Track Listing


Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:09
2 4:16
3 2:49
4 3:15
5 3:17
6 2:05
7 2:30
8 3:29
9 3:44
10 3:05
11 2:17
12 2:21
13 2:09 MOG
14 4:34
15 3:00
16 2:14
17 4:16
18 2:22
19 2:06
20 4:32
21 2:22
22 2:48
23 2:02
24 2:22



   These albums are also available as a double set at Amazon. Thanks for allowing us to indulge ourselves . We have always wanted to do a post on these songs from our youth and never quite knew how to bring it about . The impending release of Divided & United offered us the perfect opportunity to do something we have been longing to accomplish for a long time and in so doing we hope that we have brought something new into our reader’s minds . 










6 Daring Train Robberies

The Stories Of Some Famous Train Robberies As Told By The History Channel


” Almost as long as there have been trains, there have been train robberies. These dramatic stickups have become the stuff of legend thanks to dime novels and Hollywood westerns, but they also account some of the most fascinating—and lucrative—true crimes ever committed. From high profile capers by the likes of Jesse James and Butch Cassidy to a raid by a gang of Indian political dissidents, find out more about six of history’s most audacious rail heists.”





5. The Rondout Train Robbery
” The biggest rail heist in American history was the work of the “Newton Boys,” a band of four Texas brothers who robbed at least 60 banks and six trains during their lucrative criminal careers. The caper came on the night of June 12, 1924. Working on a tip from a crooked postal inspector, two of the Newton brothers boarded a mail train on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. After pulling guns on the engineer, the men forced the train to stop near Rondout, Illinois, where the rest of the gang waited with a small fleet of cars.

The thieves then threw bottles of noxious formaldehyde into the windows of the passenger cars, leaving the train’s 17 armed mail clerks gasping for air. When the guards surrendered, the bandits made off with several mail sacks containing a staggering $3 million in cash and bonds. The gang escaped in their cars, but in the confusion of the robbery an accomplice accidentally shot one of the Newton brothers several times. The thieves were later arrested after they tried to get medical assistance in Chicago.”



Read about the others at History.com





“Rebellion To Tyrants Is Obedience To God”




” When authority over steps its enumerated powers and violates those rights, they are to be reprimanded or removed from their posts after legitimate due process. But if there is resistance to those precepts, We The People may also invoke the right to revolution.

The right to revolution is codified in many state constitutions across America. For instance, the State of Texas’ constitution states:

“All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.” “










53 Rare Historical Photos


Washington-Hoover Airport … Present Site Of The Pentagon.


Dinosaurs Tranported on The Hudson River For The 1964 World’s Fair.

No More Sunshine Patriots

” In the prologue to his book, “The Savior Generals,” Victor Davis Hanson asks the question, “What wins wars?” Is it superior manpower, resources, strategic planning, or cutting-edge technology? Hanson explains that these certainly play a role, but they’re not always enough. Sometimes it’s the human element that makes the difference. On rare occasions, “generals and the leadership of single individuals can still matter more than these seemingly larger inanimate forces.”

Hanson is talking about military conflict, but this observation can be applied to politics as well, to the culture war we’re fighting. Americans are, in some ways, like the Athenians who fled their city, a once-thriving democracy, as the Persian King Xerxes torched it, killing or enslaving all who stood in his way. We’re not facing physical threats and our cities are not literally burning, but our way of life is just as threatened, our vibrant Republic is on the brink of annihilation.

There certainly is a sense of desperation among conservatives and libertarians—not despair, but a heightened awareness that something drastic must happen now or we will never be able to regain what we’ve lost. We are facing an American crisis.

“These are,” as Thomas Paine wrote, “the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

To overcome this crisis, to win, we must recognize that we’re in a war. A war against tyranny. A war against progressive philosophies that seek to undermine and destroy the foundations of our freedoms. A war against those who disregard our Constitution and rule by fiat, who treat our homeland like a whore to be ravaged at will, and who violate our privacy in the name of safety.  

If we’re going to triumph, we need good strategies and wise tactics, but we also need a leader, a savior. Not a messiah in the soteriological sense, but a “savior general,” a leader who is willing to face insurmountable odds as Henry V did and recognize that when it comes to war, passivity, civility, and compromise have no place.” 

Wasted College Students Show Deplorable, Hilarious Ignorance Of American History





” Welcome back from the long holiday weekend, Daily Caller readers. As you settle into the rest of the summer, take a moment to laugh at these young, almost certainly drunk and possibly stoned American college kids who know nothing about the origins of the country.

YouTube pranking crew Whatever is behind the video. The interviews occurred on July 4th in student-ridden Isla Vista, California, where a typical resident attends the University of California, Santa Barbara or, perhaps, Santa Barbara City College.

“It’s July 4th today and I’m going to be asking people a little bit about the history of July 4th,” explains the narrator at the outset of the clip.”







Faces Of The Men Who Won America’s Independence: Amazing Early Photos Of Heroes Of The Revolutionary War In Their Old Age


 American Revolutionaries



” These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war that established the United States.”







The M1 Garand

M1 Garand and Ammunition History

From Gun Videos








Garwood Industries M134G Minigun





” Since the mid 1960s, the Minigun has been much more of a star on the battlefield as it has on the silver screen. With its distinct sound and tremendous rate of fire, it is immediately recognizable to all, even in remote proximity. It has been over 40 years since “Puff the Magic Dragon” first flew in the skies over Southeast Asia, and with modern technology assisting in growth and change, this incredible weapon system appears to be here for many more years.


The M134 is commonly known as the “Minigun” regardless of manufacturer. Others simply call it a “Gatling” which was a very early model that looked similar but required a hand crank to fire, or even a combination of the two, the “Electric Gatling.”  While there are a few current manufacturers of this platform today, the one we are studying in this T&E piece is the Garwood Industries, M134G.


The M134 is commonly known as the “Minigun” regardless of manufacturer. Others simply call it a “Gatling” which was a very early model that looked similar but required a hand crank to fire, or even a combination of the two, the “Electric Gatling.” While there are a few current manufacturers of this platform today, the one we are studying in this T&E piece is the Garwood Industries, M134G.”





” Capable of firing in excess of 6,000 rounds per minute and designed after the M61A1 20mm Vulcan, the Minigun can inflict a devastating amount of damage in a minimal amount of time. With several rate of fire settings depending upon the model and manufacturer, there is no question that firing up to 100 rounds of 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win) per SECOND, for several seconds, has the potential to eliminate whatever immediate threat is being targeted. While some believe that more is better, the engineers at Garwood Industries have other ideas”















Is Obama Waging Psychological Warfare On Americans?





” I believe that the Obama administration is conducting psychological warfare on conservative Americans. Not only that but it is also waging this war on all Americans who previously viewed themselves, their country, their Constitution and their overwhelming belief in God as a force for good in the world.”





” Psychological warfare has been described as a set of techniques aimed at influencing a target audience’s value systems or beliefs and inducing confessions of wrongdoing or attitudes favorable to the group proffering the techniques. ” 





” The techniques are often combined with black ops strategy, in which covert initiatives seek to dispirit, disempower and confuse adversaries.”



“…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — P.126-129″


     If you think about it , the Obama administration’s efforts in regard to reshaping the way American’s view their country and history is nothing but the opening of another front in the battle to control American “hearts and minds” . The first front started two generations ago and continues unabated in the education establishment .

     The public school system has become nothing but a Statist propaganda machine and Obama’s psy-ops are a continuation of that effort brought to the Bully Pulpit. This is straight out of Saul Alinsky‘s Statist bible “Rules For Radicals” , with a dose of Cloward-Piven thrown in for good measure.

  Remember that the Left has absolute control over the educational establishment and has maintained it since the sixties . That was no accident .









Here’s What Pangea Looks Like Mapped With Modern Political Borders


Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders



” Pretty wild, right? It’s a map of Pangea — a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago — mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

Redditor LikeWolvesDo, who posted the image last week, stumbled across this particular interpretation of Pangea at this roundup of Pangea Maps. Unfortunately, the source link is dead, so neither of us was able to find the map’s true provenance. At the bottom corner of the image however, is a name – Massimo Pietrobon – and an email address; so, for the time being, we’re going to assume he’s the creator. We’ve reached out to Pietrobon, but have yet to receive a response. We’ll let you know if and when we do.

Edit: As ukuleledan points out in the comments, Pietrobon does, in fact, appear to be the map’s creator



The graphic has numerous interactive features and can be enlarged with a mouse-click so view it at the source.












The Semmerling LM-4 Pistol: Sleek, Strange, Secretive, Sought




” Sure, it looks like a smooth little semi-auto mouse gun but, as with many things in this crazy world, under it’s sleekness hides some strangeness. First, it’s not a pee-shooter, but rather a 5-shot .45 ACP hardballer. Second, its not semi-auto at all but rather more of a pump-action. It’s the Semmerling LM-4, and though it may look like a swan to some, at its heart it’s still one odd little duck.

Since the beginning of modern time, there have been rough handed individuals whose services are retained by certain quiet branches of the government to maintain a fragile system of covert operations. These

individuals are sent to exotic places, meet interesting people, and occasionally have to fight for their lives to make it back home.”








100 Percent FED Up









Happy Birthday Carlos Hathcock





The Story of Legendary Sniper Carlos Hathcock



” When retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock II died at the age of 57 on Feb. 26, 1999, his legend had long since chiseled its way into the pantheon of Marine Corps history.

He’d served almost 20 years in the Corps, including two tours as a sniper during the Vietnam War. A killer more deadly and silent than Hathcock finally had him in the cross hairs and pulled the trigger, ending his extraordinary life.

The medical term for that stealthy, relentless force is multiple sclerosis, a slow, progressive terminal malady that attacks the central nervous system. MS can cause paralysis, spasms and the loss of coordination and muscle control.


Then Cpl. Carlos Hathcock (far left) being awarded the 1965 Wimbledon Cup.
This trophy is given to the winner of the 1000 yard shooting match.



Carlos Hathcock (1942 – 1999)


” was a US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who served as a sniper in the Vietnam War. With 93 confirmed kills, he was the 4th most effective sniper in American history, trailing behind Adelbert F Waldron (109), Charles Mawhinney (103), and Eric R England (98). His exploits, both as a courageous soldier and a sniper, made him a legend in the Marine Corps. Hathcock became a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. Not only was Carlos extremely lethal as a sniper, but he was also a brave marine; he was awarded the Silver Star for his act in 1969 of saving the lives of seven fellow Marines after the amphibious tractor on which they were riding struck a mine. Hathcock was knocked unconscious, but awoke in time to race back through the flames to save his comrades.

Carlos Hathcock was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 20, 1942. Since his parents had separated, he lived with his grandmother in the country where he grew up. At a young age, Carlos learned to use a rifle, which his father had brought from Europe after World War II. Then, he would hunt wild animals to help feed his poor family.

In 1959, at the age of 17, Carlos Hathcock joined the Marine Corps. Before being shipped to Vietnam, he showed his natural skills as a marksman on the rifle range at Camp Pendleton where he was undergoing recruit training, winning the Pacific Division rifle championship while he was deployed in Hawaii as a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. In 1966, he was sent to Vietnam and became a sniper after Captain Edward J. Land Jr. had pushed the Marines into raising snipers in every platoon.” ” 





Interview Parts 1-3











More Videos

Further Reading


Bob Tuley - Carlos Hathcock Sniper Biography

Carlos Norman “Gunny” Hathcock II (1942–1999) – Encyclopedia …

Carlos Hathcock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carlos Hathcock Biography | WordExplorer.com

Carlos Hathcock - Gunsopedia







Nikola Tesla’s Lab Saved Through Crowd-Sourcing




” In 9 days, we managed to raise over 1 million dollars to go towards buying back Tesla’s old laboratory, and with the $850,000 matching grant from NY state this puts us at 1.85 million bucks. At its peak, the campaign was raising $27,000 per hour, crashing Indiegogo, and probably setting some kind of land speed record in awesomeness. Indiegogo put together this infographic showing some interesting data points behind the campaign.

We’ve added some new perks to the campaign, including more t-shirts, hats, and posters signed by Tesla’s last remaining relative.”









Byzantine Mosaic Unearthed In Southern Israel

” An exquisite 1,500-year-old mosaic has come to light in an excavation in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Sunday.

The mosaic appears to have been the floor of a public building in a thriving Byzantine-era village on the site, near the modern-day kibbutz of Beit Kama. The precise role of the building in the life of the community is unknown.”

The True Thomas Jefferson


The True Thomas Jefferson by William E. Curtis book cover


” The True Thomas Jefferson is not a formal biography, it is intended to be a series of sketches as graphic and as accurate as possible, without partisanship or prejudice, of a remarkable man.

Thomas Jefferson has been the subject of several able and distinguished biographers, friendly and unfriendly, for whom he left an abundance of material carefully arranged by his own hand. His writings, public and private, which are more voluminous than those of any other American statesman, have twice been published, and furnish direct evidence concerning his acts and opinions.

His views upon public questions have been carefully arranged in alphabetical order in an encyclopedia, to which the student of his life and times may turn with satisfaction and confidence. From these and many other original sources the information presented in this volume has been gathered and arranged in unconventional form in order that the reader may see the man as he actually was, and not as his partisans and opponents represent him.

The purpose of his life, which appears on almost every page, was to build a nation upon this continent with human freedom and equality as its foundations. In his efforts to accomplish this end he often incurred the criticisms of his friends as well as the condemnation of his enemies. His faults were as conspicuous as his abilities, and to form a correct estimate of his character both should receive equal and honest consideration.”

To download “The True Thomas Jefferson” by William E. Curtis for future reading please right mouse click, then click save to download – The-True-Thomas-Jefferson “



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” America endured eight years of war and 25,000 casualties rather than submit God-given, Natural Rights to government control. Yet in the 150 years since the civil war, we have seen the United States Federal Government expand its scope of power and authority and our freedoms eroded almost exponentially with each change of the executive.

Today the US has the largest, most powerful government in the history of humankind – a government far more controlling, taxing, and demanding than our founding generation abolished.

How did this happen? And what, if anything, can you do about it?”














First Day At Chancellorsville Virtual Tour





” In addition to preserving Civil War battlefields, the Civil War Preservation Trust is also actively engaged in working to improve the public’s understanding of the great events that occurred on these fields of combat.

This online exhibit will follow a battlefield tour of the First Day at Chancellorsville installed at the Chancellorsville battlefield.”

For more information on the Battle of Chancellorsville, please visit:www.civilwar.org/chancellorsville








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