click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

1892 United States presidential election

The 1892 United States presidential election was the 27th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1892. In a rematch of the contested 1888 presidential election, former Democratic President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent Republican President Benjamin Harrison. Cleveland's victory made him the first and to date only person in American history to be elected to a non-consecutive second presidential term, it was the first of two times that an incumbent was defeated in two consecutive elections. Though some Republicans opposed Harrison's re-nomination, Harrison defeated James G. Blaine and William McKinley on the first presidential ballot of the 1892 Republican National Convention. Cleveland defeated challenges by David B. Hill and Horace Boies on the first presidential ballot of the 1892 Democratic National Convention, becoming the first Democrat to win his party's presidential nomination in three different elections; the new Populist Party, formed by groups from The Grange, the Farmers' Alliances, the Knights of Labor, fielded a ticket led by former Congressman James B. Weaver of Iowa.

The campaign centered on economic issues the protectionist 1890 McKinley Tariff. Cleveland ran on a platform of lowering the tariff and opposed the Republicans' 1890 voting rights proposal. Cleveland was a proponent of the gold standard, while the Republicans and Populists both supported bimetalism. Cleveland swept the Solid South and won several important swing states, taking a majority of the electoral vote and a plurality of the popular vote, he was the second of four presidential nominees to win a significant number of electoral votes in at least three different elections, the others being Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard M. Nixon. Of these four, all but Nixon won the popular vote in at least three elections. Weaver won 8.5% of the popular vote and carried several Western states, while John Bidwell of the Prohibition Party won 2.2% of the popular vote. The Democrats did not win another presidential election until 1912. By the beginning of 1892, many Americans were ready to return to Cleveland's political policies.

Although he was the clear frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, he was far from the universal choice of the party's supporters. Though he had remained quiet on the issue of silver versus gold deferring to bimetalism, Senate Democrats in January 1891 voted for free coinage of silver. Furious, he sent a letter to Ellery Anderson, who headed the New York Reform Club, to condemn the party's apparent drift towards inflation and agrarian control, the "dangerous and reckless experiment of free, unlimited coinage of silver at our mints." Advisors warned that such statements might alienate potential supporters in the South and West and risk his chances for the nomination, but Cleveland felt that being right on the issue was more important than the nomination. After making his position clear, he worked to focus his campaign on tariff reform, hoping that the silver issue would dissipate. A challenger emerged in the form of David B. Hill, former governor of and incumbent senator from New York.

In favor of bimetalism and tariff reform, Hill hoped to make inroads with Cleveland's supporters while appealing to those in the South and Midwest who were not keen on nominating Cleveland for a third consecutive time. Hill had begun to run for the position of president unofficially as early as 1890, offered former Postmaster General Donald M. Dickinson his support for the vice-presidential nomination, but he was not able to escape his past association with Tammany Hall, lack of confidence in his ability to defeat Cleveland for the nomination kept Hill from attaining the support he needed. By the time of the convention, Cleveland could count on the support of majority of the state Democratic parties, though his native New York remained pledged to Hill. In a narrow first-ballot victory, Cleveland received 617.33 votes 10 more than needed, to 114 for Hill, 103 for Governor Horace Boies of Iowa, a populist and former Republican, the rest scattered. Although the Cleveland forces preferred Isaac P. Gray from Indiana for vice president, Cleveland directed his own support to the convention favorite, Adlai E. Stevenson I from Illinois.

As a supporter of using paper greenbacks and free silver to inflate the currency and alleviate economic distress in rural districts, Stevenson balanced the ticket headed by Cleveland, who supported hard-money and the gold standard. At the same time, it was hoped that his nomination represented a promise not to ignore regulars, so get Hill and Tammany Hall to support the Democratic ticket to their fullest in the coming election. Benjamin Harrison's administration was viewed as unsuccessful, as a result, Thomas C. Platt and other disaffected party leaders mounted a dump-Harrison movement coalescing around veteran candidate James G. Blaine from Maine, a favorite of Republican party regulars. Blaine had been the Republican nominee in 1884. Harrison did not want to be renominated for the presidency, but he remained opposed to the nomination going to Blaine, who he was convinced intended to run, thought himself the only candidate capable of preventing that. Blaine, did not want another fight for the nomination and a rematch against Cleveland at the general election.

His health had begun to fail, three of hi

Michael Badnarik

Michael J. Badnarik is an American software engineer, political figure, former radio talk show host, he was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections, placed fourth in the race, behind independent candidate Ralph Nader and the two major party candidates, George W. Bush and John Kerry. Two years Badnarik ran as a Libertarian Party candidate in the 2006 congressional elections for Texas's 10th congressional district seat near Austin. In a three candidate field, Badnarik came in third. Badnarik's political philosophy emphasizes individual liberty, personal responsibility, strict adherence to an originalist interpretation of the U. S. Constitution. All of his positions arise from this foundation. In economics, Badnarik believes in laissez-faire capitalism, a system in which the only function of the government is the protection of individual rights from the initiation of force and fraud. He, opposes institutions such as welfare and business regulation. Badnarik first ran for public office in 2000 as a Libertarian, earning 15,221 votes in a race for the Texas legislature district 47.

In 2002 he ran for the district 48 seat receiving 1,084 votes, or 2.24%. Badnarik is a member of the libertarian Free State Project. In February 2003, Badnarik announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination and spent the following 18 months traveling the country, teaching a course on the United States Constitution to dozens of libertarian groups, he has written a book, Good To Be King: The Foundation of our Constitutional Freedom on the subject of constitutional law. Badnarik was viewed as unlikely to win the Libertarian presidential nomination, facing challenges from talk-show host Gary Nolan and Hollywood producer Aaron Russo. At the 2004 Libertarian National Convention, Badnarik gained substantial support following the candidates' debate. In the closest presidential nomination race in the Libertarian Party's 32-year history, all three candidates polled within 12 votes of each other on the first ballot; when the second ballot placed the candidates in the same order, Gary Nolan was eliminated and threw his support to Badnarik.

Richard Campagna of Iowa City, was elected separately by convention delegates as his vice-presidential nominee. Not all libertarians were happy with Badnarik's nomination; some felt. Libertarian blogger Julian Sanchez called Badnarik "embarrassing."Badnarik's capture of the nomination was regarded as a surprise by many within the party. Badnarik commented following his success at the national convention, "If I can win the nomination, there's no reason I can't win this election." Badnarik and Green Party candidate David Cobb were arrested in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 8, 2004, for an act of civil disobedience. Badnarik and Cobb were protesting their exclusion from the presidential debates of the 2004 presidential election campaign, they were arrested after crossing a police barricade in an attempt to serve an Order to Show Cause to the Commission on Presidential Debates. By the end of the election cycle, Badnarik's presidential campaign had raised just over one million dollars, obtained ballot access in 48 states plus the District of Columbia, placed nationwide political advertisements on CNN and Fox News, in addition to local advertising buys in the important swing states of Wisconsin, New Mexico and Arizona.

No national polls including Badnarik had put him above 1.5%, though one poll put him at 5% in New Mexico and another at three percent in Nevada. A Rasmussen poll on October 26, 2004 put Badnarik at 3% in Arizona. Badnarik received 397,265 votes nationwide in the November 2, 2004 election, taking 0.32 percent of the popular vote and placing fourth, 68,385 votes behind Ralph Nader but 12,834 vote better than the party's 2000 election results. Badnarik spent most of giving speeches, he taught a class on the U. S. Constitution, using his experiences on the campaign trail to develop his lesson plan. In August 2005, Badnarik announced that he would run for the U. S. House of Representatives in the 2006 election, he ran for the 10th Congressional District of Texas, represented by Republican Michael McCaul. He raised nearly $450,000 for his campaign and received the Libertarian Party of Texas nomination for its 10th district Congressional candidate, he received 7,603 votes, or four percent, in the November election, losing to Republican incumbent Michael T. McCaul, who received 55 percent of the vote, Democrat Ted Ankrum, who got 40 percent.

A December 2006 letter from his campaign manager, Alan Hacker, states that Badnarik has "retired from political candidacy" and is now working as an account representative for a political and novelty bumper sticker mail-order business. Badnarik delivered a keynote speech at the 2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum, where he announced his endorsement for Ron Paul, U. S. Congressman from Texas 14th district, in the 2008 presidential election. In April 2007, he began hosting a talk radio program, Lighting the Fires of Liberty, on the We the People radio network, his final p

Draper House (Milford, Delaware)

Draper House is a historic home located at Milford, Sussex County, Delaware. It was built in 1870, is a two-story, five bay, center hall, frame dwelling built in the Victorian Gothic style, it was remodeled in the early-20th century with elements of Queen Anne and Classical Revival building traditions. It has a hipped roof with dormers, a telescoping turret, a truncated tower, a second floor projecting bay with a Palladian window, a full three-sided porch with a shadow curve supported by Ionic order columns. From 1948 to 1953, it was used by them as housing for nurses, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982

Western Guilford High School

Western Guilford High School is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is part of the Guilford County School system. The school has 1,300 students and its sports teams are the Fighting Hornets; the school opened in the fall of 1968. In September 2000, Western Guilford was renovated via public bond; the design of the new addition integrates different components of the campus by introducing new circulation patterns. A new entry gallery at the front entry to the school was designed; the addition consists of four basic elements: Classroom addition to the vocational building, a new "auxiliary" gym, a two-story classroom addition and a single-story art addition. Pete Kashubara is the principal of Western Guilford High; the Student-Teacher ratio is 18:1. The school's mascot is Buzz the Hornet and the school colors are Black and Old Gold. Western is a member of the Metro 3A Conference and the Athletic Director is Christopher Causey; as of 2014, Western Guilford High School is the State's only High School to offer College Board's AP Capstone Program.

The AP Capstone Program known as the Advanced Placement Academy, is a challenging two-year program designed to train students for the independent research and collaborative projects common in college-level courses. The Advanced Placement Academy will become an option for students starting in the fall of 2014. Western Guilford will be the first school in North Carolina to offer the College Board approved AP Capstone Program. Students will apply via application to take part in this rigorous program of study. All Advanced Placement Academy students participate in enrichment sessions throughout the year. Sessions utilize SpringBoard materials to assist students in preparing for collegiate level writing, test taking, test data analysis, college planning, career exploration. Service Learning Diploma: awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 250 hours of service learning in their high school years. Service Learning Exemplary Award: awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 100 hours of service learning in their high school years.

The school has a group of 8 Service-Learning Ambassadors with a goal of promoting Service-Learning and hosting school-wide service projects. Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Cross country Football Golf Lacrosse P. E. classes Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Wrestling 39.4% African American 1.0% American Indian 4.1% Asian 11.4% Hispanic 4.0% Multi-Racial 40.0% White Lisa Stockton, head women's basketball coach at Tulane University since 1994 Jackson Tyson, gymnast and 2015 Bronze Medalist at the 2015 Trampoline World Championships http://wghs.gcsnc.com/pages/Western_Guilford_High Official website

USS Gwin (DD-433)

USS Gwin, a Gleaves-class destroyer, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant Commander William Gwin, an American Civil War officer who commanded river boats against Confederate forces in Alabama. Gwin was launched on 25 May 1940 by the Boston Navy Yard. Comdr. Gwin; the destroyer was commissioned at Boston on 15 January 1941, Lt. Comdr. J. M. Higgins in command. Gwin was sunk by a torpedo launched by a Japanese destroyer during the Battle of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands Campaign in July 1943. Gwin completed shakedown training on 20 April 1941 and underwent final alterations in the Boston Navy Yard before conducting a neutrality patrol throughout the Caribbean Sea. On 28 September 1941 she assumed identical service in the North Atlantic from her base at Hvalfjörður, Iceland. At the beginning of February 1942, she returned to the Eastern Seaboard through the Panama Canal to San Francisco, California. On 3 April 1942 Gwin stood out of San Francisco Bay as a unit of the escort for the aircraft carrier Hornet, which carried 16 Army B-25 bombers to be launched in a bombing raid on Tokyo.

Admiral William F. Halsey in carrier Enterprise rendezvoused with the task force off Midway, General Jimmy Doolittle's famed raiders launched the morning of 18 April when some 600 miles east of Tokyo; the task force made a rapid retirement to Pearl Harbor sped south 30 April 1942, hoping to assist carriers Yorktown and Lexington in the Battle of the Coral Sea. That battle concluded before the task force arrived, Gwin returned to Pearl Harbor on 21 May for day and night preparations to meet the Japanese in the crucial battle for Midway Atoll. Gwin departed Pearl Harbor 23 May 1942 with Marine reinforcements for Midway and returned to port 1 June. Two days she raced to join the Fast Carrier Task Force searching for the approaching Japanese fleet off Midway; the battle was all but concluded by the time she arrived on the scene on 5 June 1942. Four large Japanese aircraft carriers and a cruiser rested on the bottom of the sea along with some 250 enemy planes and their crews. Gwin sent a salvage party to assist in attempts to save carrier Yorktown damaged by two bomb and two torpedo hits in the Battle of Midway.

As attempts continued 6 June 1942, a Japanese submarine rocked Yorktown with torpedo hits and sank the destroyer Hammann, secured alongside the carrier. The salvage party had to abandon Yorktown and surviving men were rescued from the sea, The carrier capsized and sank the morning of 7 June 1942. Gwin carried 102 survivors of the two ships to Pearl Harbor, arriving 10 June 1942. Gwin departed Pearl Harbor 15 July 1942 to operate in the screen of fast carriers who pounded Japanese installations, troop concentrations and supply dumps as Marines invaded Guadalcanal in the Solomons on 7 August 1942. In the following months Gwin convoyed troop reinforcements to Guadalcanal. Joining a cruiser–destroyer task force, she patrolled "the Slot" of water between the chain of Solomon Islands to intercept the "Tokyo Express" runs of supply and warships supporting Japanese bases in the Solomons. On 13 November 1942, Gwin and three other destroyers formed with battleships South Dakota and Washington to intercept an enemy bombardment–transport force approaching the Solomons.

The following night the task group found the enemy off Savo Island: the battleship Kirishima, four cruisers, 11 destroyers, four transports, The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was intensely fought. Gwin found herself in a gun duel between the light cruiser Nagara and two Japanese destroyers, versus the four American destroyers, she took. Another shell struck her enemy torpedoes began to boil around the destroyers. Though shaken by exploding depth charges, Gwin continued to fire at the enemy as long as any remained within range. In a short time the other three American destroyers were out of action. Gwin attempted to escort the nose-less Benham to New Hebrides Islands, but when all hope was lost, survivors transferred to Gwin who sank Benham's abandoned hulk with gunfire. The survivors were landed 20 November at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Gwin was routed onward to Hawaii, thence to the Mare Island Navy Yard, arriving 19 December 1942. Having been overhauled, Gwin returned to the Southwest Pacific on 7 April 1943 to escort troop reinforcements and supplies throughout the Solomons.

On 30 June she served with the massive amphibious assault force converging on New Georgia under the leadership of Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner, she supported the landings of 30 June on the north coast of Rendova Island, 5 miles across Blanche Channel from Munda. After the first wave of troops hit Rendova Beach, Munda Island shore batteries opened fire on the four destroyers patrolling Blanche Channel. Gwin was straddled by the first salvo. A moment a shell exploded on her main deck aft, killing three men, wounding seven and stopping her after engine; the half-dozen enemy shore batteries were soon silenced as Gwin laid down an effective heavy smoke screen to protect the unloading transports. When aerial raiders appeared, her gunners shot down three. Rendova Island was soon in American possession, it served as an important motor torpedo boat base to harass Japanese barge lines and a base for air support in the Solomons. Gwin escorted a reinforcement echelon from Guadalcanal to Rendova raced to the "Slot" 7 July to rescue 87 survivors of cruiser Helena, lost in the Battle of Kula Gulf.

She joined a cruiser–destroyer task force under Rear Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth to head off a formidable "Tokyo Express" force headed through the Solomon

The Gospel of Inhumanity

The Gospel of Inhumanity is the first album by Blood Axis. Conceived in the winter of 1994/95, it was performed and engineered at Absinthe Studios by Michael Jenkins Moynihan and Robert Ferbrache; the album incorporates music by Giuseppe Verdi, Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Prokofiev, such as "Montagues and Capulets". "The Gospel of Inhumanity" – 5:47 "The Voyage" – 4:34 "Eternal Soul" – 4:04 "Between Birds of Prey" – 8:16 "Herr, nun laß in Frieden" – 5:02 "Reign I Forever" – 6:15 "Absinthe" – 7:07 "Storm of Steel" – 10:56 The Gospel of Inhumanity at Discogs. The Gospel of Inhumanity reviewed at Chronicles of Chaos by Andrew Lewandowski