Filed under “Truth is stranger than fiction (but both are fun to blog about)” the story of Peter Parker, aka Spiderman, gave the Fairy Tale Genealogist plenty of juicy details to uncover and document. 702 more words
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Military records are a valuable source of genealogical information—one of the best! Military service records, bounty land files, and pension files are some of the more commonly used in this record group, but don’t stop there. 193 more words
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — The Senate is expected to pass a bill Wednesday to restore military pension increases, which would be good news for 750,000 military retirees with tens of thousands of dollars at stake. 348 more words
A truly insightful look into the 1st, 2d, and 3d order effects of breaking the military retirement promise
This is a repost of Tony Carr’s exceptional piece on the effects, both intended and unintended, of breaking the nation’s commitment to its military retirees. The implications of changing the COLA for the military retirement plan go infinitely deeper than simply saving the taxpayer six billion dollars. 2,576 more words
Most decisions made by politicians impact our lives in ways that are almost invisible.
Last month, just before Christmas, both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, made a decision that wasn’t so invisible for my family and for many of my friends. 997 more words