August 28, 2009

A Brief Look at Our 2008 Leif Erikson Day Celebration

Filed under: Events — Keith Carney @ 6:38 pm

The following video was taken during last years Leif Erikson day celebration and includes one of three excellent speeches given during the days event. Due to it’s growing popularity we have decided to reproduce this specific speech in its entirety for you to enjoy. We hope to see many old and new faces at this years event and look forward to another remarkable celebration.

Friends, you have just listened to my colleagues speak about the history of Leif Erikson and Thorfinn Karlsefni and their journey across the sea that resulted in the discovery of the lands where you and your families now make your homes.

This episode of European history and achievement is so vitally important to our heritage and culture that it must be celebrated by us and taught to our children. (more…)


August 23, 2009

Filed under: Events — Douglas Myers @ 8:51 pm

The third annual Leif Erikson Day Celebration is coming soon.  As with every year we continue to try and bring everyone great entertainment as well as an educational and culturally rich atmosphere.  More information will be posted soon, however, don’t let that stop you from making attendance plans now.  Be sure to share our promotional poster on your favorite social networking sites.


August 20, 2009

Boycott Hershey’s Products.

Filed under: Keystone United News — Douglas Myers @ 9:59 am

HersheyboycottWhile reading the local classifieds in the Harrisburg Patriot News paper this Sunday, I noticed that the local chocolate factories of central Pennsylvania – there are several – are beginning their employment search for seasonal help.  Mass production of candies for the holidays, Halloween through Easter, are soon set to begin.  With that in mind, I would like to remind you this holiday season to boycott Hershey’s Chocolate and Hershey’s Foods products. (more…)

August 16, 2009

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles; are you really surprised?

Filed under: Animal Rights, Media — Keith Carney @ 6:42 pm

VicksdogabuseThe acceptance of any person back into a position of public influence, after helping torture and murder animals for thrills and personal gain, is something that should weigh heavily on the conscience of anyone who still retains some form of human decency. At the same time, it is also something that should put the unrestricted powers of profit into sharp perspective, at least for those of us that are still concerned about more then just touchdowns and super bowl rings. After all, Pete Rose was banned from baseball simply for betting on games. I guess that means money is worth far more than the lives of animals and humility. At least that’s what I’m getting out of it.

As a person with a deep and life long appreciation for nature and the many animals that we share this planet with, my disgust for the actions of Michael Vick along side the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles is more than overwhelming; it’s sickening. But to be honest, what else would you expect from these types of people, really? The NFL, much like every other professional sports association, media outlet, and corporate institution, is nothing more than a machine driven by the endless quest for greed and fame, regardless of the effects it has on society in the long run.

But the question that we should really be asking ourselves is why the inexcusable actions of propped up, over paid celebrities (whether they are actors, athletes or musicians) are continuously overlooked and accepted by average citizens? Is it simply because they provide us with a form of entertainment and that we’re obsessed to the point of mindlessness? Or is it that we have become so numb to these types of events because they normally don’t have an immediate impact on us and our surroundings? I think it’s an even mixture combined with the fact that we have become far too comfortable and too lazy to actually do anything about them.

But just like all other form of tolerance, it is that type of behavior that truly worries me. Hopefully the outcries we’ve seen against the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL and Michael Vick so far are just the tip of the iceberg. I know that all of us here are more than willing to lend our support.

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