is a registered segment of this website for examining chain email for authenticity and just plain Truth
; a smaller version of websites dedicated to the cause, like: TruthorFiction, Urban Legends(original at About), and Snopes. Break-the-Chainwas once a good source, but it has been tagged by Google Internet security as to be a “suspicious” website that “may harm your computer” as of February 5th. 2
website closed with the following farewell message:
Thank you for visiting BreakTheChain.org. I’m proud to have been your source for real, reliable information you can trust about e-mail rumors and hoaxes for nearly 13 years. Since we started on this journey together, many things have changed. Social media has replaced e-mail as the vehicle of source to share information with friends and family and more and more people have learned to question everything that they see online.It is with this knowledge that I decided to close BreakTheChain.org. I had a really good run and made a lot of great friends who understood what it meant to “don’t want the junk.” I think all my fans and regular visitors for your support. There are still lots of sites out there that can help you find out if that claim you’ve heard is true or a hoax, but I encourage you to also ask you friends and engage them to think about what they read online.
And now to another matter …
Here at Lighthouse Patriot Journal, I have endeavored to live up to my motto: Searching for Truth in a Sea of Misinformation®since 1999. Hopefully I will live long enough to see my endeavor to expand and remain on into the next decade of the 21stcentury.
I would like to take this moment to thank my readers, followers, and other occasional visitors who visit this website and the others listed on this website; or even those who drop me a line or two in an email to keep me abreast of what is happening in their lives or bits of information they wish to pass on. Sometimes they send me chain email to research for Myth Blaster®.
|Southern Door County Sign [KAL Photo]
I have been blessed by a readership that is international, from many different geographical locations: from rural town in the Great Plains state of Iowa to the readers here in Wisconsin to the countryside of Upper State New York to the shorelines of California and Hawaii – and even in Alaska; 3to London, England, Ireland, Wales (maternal-side family there), and Scotland (maternal-side of family there as well); to South Africa and the island-nation of Japan; to Copenhagen, Denmark, once the central kingdom of the Vikings, who send me pics every once in a while of their beautiful country; to the Latin American nations of Brazil, Chile, and Central America to include the beautiful and friendly little nation of Belize; and our wonderful friends “Down Under” in Australia and New Zealand – all who drop me a line or comment at one of my websites and whose geographical locations are too numerous to list here.
|Cave Point, Door Peninsula [KAL photo]
Some have become “Pen Pals” – three particularly from Europe across the “Big Water” – Scotland/England and Denmark; as well as a young couple in South Africa (one who is studying to be a physicist), who I have become so acquainted with these wonderful people I have offered to provide them a guided tour if they ever have a chance to visit the Door Peninsula. It would be a thrill and honor to do so.
Like the Disney song played at Disney World in one of its attractions: “It’s a Small, Small World” – the Internet has brought people from many places and walks of life. The Internet is the best thing that has happened to civilization since the Library of Alexandria 4and the classical ancient schools of philosophical thought there. The recent turmoil in the historical and wonderfully mysterious land of Egypt, making it too dangerous and distracting to visit in this moment of human history. Humans should spend more time in classic studies, knowledge, adventurous travel (here on Earth and on into the stars) rather than spend so much time, human life and energy on figuring out ways to take another nation’s real estate and exterminate each other. Sounds strange coming from an ex-combat soldier who served two tours in combat zones; but a real soldier trains for what is necessary to survive and win – but NEVER wishes for war. It is like the 2ndAmendment – better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
But I digress …
|Death’s Door Passage Ferry [KAL photo]
I also want to thank the sponsors and those that have been gratuitous enough to donate through my PayPal link to aid me in my endeavor to improve this and other websites, as well as possibly raise enough to fulfill my dream of a Lighthouse Journal Publishing Company, LTD here on the Peninsula. However, because of the economy – worldwide – this has reduced to a bare trickle. If you cannot afford to donate, the next time you shop at Amazon, do so through my webpage (no cost difference to you) and I will get four cents on the dollar. This helps with rising costs, like satellite-feed Internet service.
The Door Peninsula, Washington Island (separated by Death’s Door strait), and other islands; as well as the historic lighthouses that dot the coastline of Lake Michigan attracts visitors from all over America and some foreign visitors. At the local orchard, my son had an interesting conversation from two lady visitors from Russia. I myself have met visitors from eastern Europe and Scandinavia, the latter probably visiting relatives for there are many family descendants here from Germany and Scandinavia.
|Old Stone Quarry, Bayshore Drive [KAL photo]
|If Peninsula residents’ occupation is not farming, local services, health care, fishing industry (recreational and commercial), or the minimal manufacturing here; they depend upon the seasonal business of retail and restaurants spread about the Peninsula in the different villages and towns, as well as other recreational activities and events. Even in the winter months there are Winter Festivals, ongoing this weekend, as well as the orchards, vineyards and wineries that attract thousands from May 1stto Halloween (October 31st), during the Fall Festival period of harvesting and the Harvest Moon. Of course, there are winter sports, events, and activities here as well; however, those are usually attended to by locals.
Well, that covers my plug for the Door County Peninsula; except that if you visit, please stop in Sturgeon Bay on 14thStreet and visit the Habitat for Humanitystore and headquarters to make a purchase, just to say “Hello” or make a donation. Habitat for Humanityis a national and international endeavor to help people work their way into owning their own homes. It is a non-profit organization who, unlike welfare programs, help people help themselves. As Rick the director says: We provide a “hand up” not a “hand out– a phrase he uses on radio advertisement at our local WDOR(FM)radio station.
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