December 12, 2009

“Invictus” and the Truth About Mandela: By Art Thompson

Filed under: Communism, Culture & History, South Africa — Keith Carney @ 1:58 am

On television, and on billboards when driving down the streets of Los Angeles, the “hype” promoting the movie Invictus has become almost omnipresent.

This is a major production, sure to be favorited for the Oscars. In fact, the actors in the film are some of the best liked in the business, including Hollywood superstars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. To top it off, the producer and director is none other than Clint Eastwood, the man who has enjoyed a conservative political image for years.

The film, as most of the world’s press and media have done over the past two decades, portrays Nelson Mandela as a benevolent leader, not only of South Africa, but of the world, having only the best interests of his people at heart. (more…)


October 11, 2009

Rain or Shine: Another Great Leif Erikson Day!

Filed under: Culture & History, Events, Keystone United News — Keith Carney @ 3:18 pm

leifday2009Many great thanks are in order to all of the folks that played a part in helping to organize this years 3nd annual Leif Erikson Day celebration. We would especially like to take the time and thank all of the people that made it out and took part in Saturday’s celebration.

As an event that started over two years ago as nothing more than an idea, it has been the continued support from all of our friends, family and supporters that has enabled us to build upon such an honorable celebration. And even with the rain scaring off a number of people we were still able do this great holiday justice and brave the weather in true viking spirit!

Thanks again everyone, we’ll be seeing all of you again next October.

October 4, 2009

Leif Erikson Day 2009: Making Your Efforts Count + Directions & Hotel Information

Filed under: Culture & History, Events, Keystone United News, News — Keith Carney @ 11:20 pm

188In less than one week from today many of us will be gathering in downtown Philadelphia to pay tribute to Leif Erikson and Thorfinn Karlsefni, two great men whose actions transformed their own thoughts and dreams into a reality, one that has impacted generations and even shaped the very lives that we live today. And much like the rest of us, with the numerous thoughts and ideas that pass through our heads on a daily basis, the Philadelphia Leif Erikson Day celebration started out as little more than just that; an idea.

With the help of no more than 30 people, the Leif Erikson Day celebration here in Philadelphia has since grown into an event that all of us can be proud of. We are now coming up on our 3rd year and we ask that all of you do your part to see that this event gets the proper attention it deserves. We ask that you take the time out of your day to repost our flier on any of the social networking sites that you use and to spread this information by word of mouth to your friends and family. But most importantly, we ask that you pay tribute to these great men by making the trip to Philadelphia, PA on Sat October 10th to stand side by side with all of us in honor of such a worthy celebration.

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