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Daniel Quinn/Quin/Queen (1809-?)

This gentleman has proved to be the most enigmatic of my forebears and I’m fascinated by him.  He was a real survivor.  Information about his life and naval career are a bit patchy as he used several aliases (see note at the bottom of the page).  4,544 more words

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JK McCarthy Museum - Goroka

I have to admit that, at twenty something years of age, I visited this museum purely because of the macabre nature of some of its exhibits. 581 more words


GMO Legislation Passes Despite Day of Opposition

A Genetically Modified Organism(GMO) labeling amendment passed tonight by a 63-30 vote. The measure is viewed as a serious compromise, and faced sustained opposition on the floor today. 269 more words

Parliamentarian Earns Her Pay

A comical scene played out this evening in the waning hours of the Senate session that left members scratching their heads over the contents of a bill that was moved by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY. 366 more words