Monday, July 21, 2014

Stop The Invasion !!!

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The following from  CapeCodOnLine
Protesters turn out at rally against housing detainees on Cape Cod
Protesters gather at the Otis Rotary outside the entrance to
Joint Base Cape Cod and Camp Edwards to protest the
possible use of the base to house up to 1,000 unaccompanied
minors who are among the tens of thousands who have come
over the Mexican border in recent months.
Shane Flanigan/Cape Cod Times
BOURNE – A group of protesters gathered today at the Otis Rotary outside the entrance to Joint Base Cape Cod, where up to 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed into the U.S. illegally could be held.
Gov. Deval Patrick confirmed last week that Camp Edwards on the base could be used to house the young detainees, saying the decision to host the young illegal immigrants in the Bay State is a matter of faith.
Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is the other option, he said during a press conference on Friday. Only one location will be used, and it's possible the federal government will take neither.
For opponents of the idea, however, there are concerns about the affect on local communities and the policies they say led to the influx of young immigrants. Although state and federal officials have said that the young immigrants would be kept on the base, many people have raised questions about the potential impact on local schools, health and other services.
Carrying signs with declarations that included “Don't Tread on Me,” “Freedom is Not Free,” “No Way Jose” and “Coming to Your Child's School TB Lice Scabies” about 20 protesters spent most of the day Sunday waving to passing traffic at the rotary and eliciting honks in support as well as thumbs down from some passing motorists, including a police officer. There appeared to be far more support among drivers for the protesters than disagreement with them.


Acuity Flagpole Project
Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America (#tallestusflag). Located on the Acuity Insurance headquarters campus in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, along Interstate 43 between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the pole supports a 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-long American flag. Located at the base of the flagpole is a brick paver patio featuring the names of Sheboygan County residents killed in active duty.

Flagpole Facts:

  • 400-foot flagpole weighs approximately 420,000 pounds
  • There are two versions of the 60- by 120-foot flag:- 220 pound flag is flown during normal conditions- 350 pound flag is flown during harsher weather
  • Each star is 3 feet high and each stripe is 4 1/2 feet wide
  • 680 cubic yards of concrete used in foundation
  • Over 500 gallons of paint cover the pole
  • 11-foot diameter at base tapers to 5 1/2-foot diameter at top
  • Three pendulum-style tuned mass dampers reduce movement and vibration
  • Designed to withstand a low temperature of -42°F
For more videos, images, and information visit the Acuity Flagpole project page.

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