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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 23, 2017 5:06 am
Last Updated:Sep 23, 2017 8:23 pm

The lightning rod (circa 1753). Franklin used his understanding of electricity to develop a cheap solution to keep houses from burning down. The rod diverted electricity from a lightning strike into the ground near a building.
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 22, 2017 4:53 am
Last Updated:Sep 23, 2017 5:06 am

Which American inventor is generally given credit for the invention of the lightning rod?
Cyrus McCormick
Nikola Telsa
Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin
I don't know
4 Comments , 11 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 22, 2017 4:37 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2017 11:58 am

The Cardinal is the state bird of seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 21, 2017 7:55 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2017 4:37 am

A state question today.

What is the most common state bird?
I don't know
4 Comments , 10 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 21, 2017 7:51 am
Last Updated:Sep 21, 2017 7:52 am

The Lakota and Cheyenne called this engagement the battle of Greasy Grass Creek.
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Posted:Sep 20, 2017 5:39 pm
Last Updated:Sep 23, 2017 3:47 am

65 million dollars. That’s how much Barack and Michelle Obama received in a book deal shortly after President Trump took office. Now let me ask you this, with all of that personal wealth, do you think Michelle and Barack Obama should still be receiving taxpayer dollars to cover expenses for travel, staff, communications, and office space? Like most Americans, I’m going to assume your answer to that question is a resounding NO!

Mr Obama and every other former president also get seven months of "transition" services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage.

All those extra expenses can really add up. In 2015 they ranged from a bit over $200,000 for Jimmy Carter to $800,000 for George W. Bush, according to a government report. With over $20 trillion in national debt, you shouldn’t have to help subsidize former presidents lives as Barack Obama, the Bush's or Bill Clinton continue to make millions in book deals or speaking fees.

No I don't give a hoot how much money they make as private citizens but I don't think they should be receiving tax payer assistance.
First Step in Tax Reform
Posted:Sep 20, 2017 5:44 am
Last Updated:Sep 20, 2017 7:45 pm

One of the first steps in Tax Reform is the creation of the Tax Me More Fund. The Tax Me More Fund idea is quite simple. It is for those who believe they are not contributing enough in taxes. They can voluntarily just write a check for the amount they believe that they should be paying above what the Federal Government says they actually owe. Warren Buffett said “The 400 of us pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our receptionists do, or our cleaning ladies, for that matter." With the Tax Me More Fund, Warren Buffet can give his money to the government as he sees fit. He would be by definition “putting his money where his mouth is”.

I am betting its all a show as he is not going to give the government any more than they actually have coming.
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 20, 2017 4:31 am
Last Updated:Sep 21, 2017 7:51 am

A little Native American aka Indian Trivia.

What name do the Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne call the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Battle of Little Bighorn
Battle of the Plains
Custer's Last Stand
Battle of Greasy Grass Creek
I don't know
3 Comments , 9 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 20, 2017 4:19 am
Last Updated:Sep 20, 2017 4:20 am

The commemorative Oregon State Quarter, which was released by the United States Mint in 2005, features an image of Crater Lake on its reverse. Crater Lake is located in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and is famous for its deep blue color and water clarity.
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Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 19, 2017 5:47 am
Last Updated:Sep 19, 2017 8:26 am

"All the News That's Fit to Print" is the motto of the New York Times and is printed in the upper left-hand corner of the front page.

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