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F22 New Castle Anti-War March
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

Pics from the F22 Anti-War March in New Castle PA

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Here is the first set of pics from the March through New Castle PA sponsored by the Westminster College Green Party. About 180 people attended.

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march 2
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 3
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 4
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 5
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 6
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march 7
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 8
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 9
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 10
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 11
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 12
by Sean Kennedy Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 9:50 PM

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march 13
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good job
by --- Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003 at 11:41 PM

good job ya all.
nice to see other areas
of the region representing

i'm a little dismayed
people don't seem to
be taking the right lessons
from pittsburgh. we need
to take the streets. we
need to take direct action
any starting actions are
good if they are part
of an increasing trajectory.

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Takin the Streets Response
by Ken Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at 12:53 AM

As one of the organizers of this protest, I just wanted to reply to the streets comment to say that most of our march did take place on the streets, but a part had to be on the sidewalks. This was the agreement we reached with the cops.

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by Ashton Lee Monday, Apr. 12, 2004 at 12:56 PM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fla

I am very sorry to bother anyone with this. First of all I would like to say that I think that your march was a great thing. However, this is not a comment this is a question. I am 15 years old and live in Florida. My Mother grew up in Neshannock Township, my Grandfather owned the Barella Construction Co. from 1955 through 1995, worked at Youngstown Sheet & Tube,a nd the johnson bronze. I have a question that is prying on my mind. In the back of this picture what foundry/ mill is that. Mesta, JB or what what is it called now if not. Thank you so much!

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past & present
by josephine barella & ashton lee Thursday, Jun. 17, 2004 at 3:40 PM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fl

This is the city of New Castle, described by Josephine Barella, as it was in the early 1960's (1960-1963):

"The South side was old, all old buildings. Mesta had bought out United Engineering. Alot of people were moving to Neshannock Township to get out of the city. The major shops were: the 5 & 10 Cents Store, Lowblo's, Marchalletta's Hardware, Joseph's Supermarket, Hassens, and Sneiders. State Theater was on Long Av. Downtown wasn't much accept for the shoe store. The biggest school was Lincoln Garfield on Long Av. facing Reynolds St. The mills were going at full blast, and the largest industries were: Mesta, Pennsylvania Engineering, Johnson Bronze, Mooney Bros. Construction, Zambelli Fireworks, the B&O Railroad, and the Blair Strip."

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by Ashton Lee Thursday, Jun. 17, 2004 at 4:04 PM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fl

This is the city of New Castle, Pa described by Ashton Lee, as it is in the mid-2000's (2004-2005):

"The South Side is very old and decreped and some places are dilapedated. The West Side is nice and clean. The East Side is average, and North Hill is wealthy and stately. Downtown is beautiful, with all brand-new shops, stores, ans markets. Neshannock Township is nicely built-up and manicured. Neshannock Hills is the most exclusive area with lots in the billions, resided by business owners, doctors, and attorneys. The other townships of: Wilmington, Pulaski, Shenango, Union, Beaver, and Mahoning are gorgeous, and almost 100% woodlands and countryside. The major stores are: Eckerds, Marchalletta's Hardware, Perelman's, Gearson's, Zales, Sears, Calls Plaza, and the Giant Eagle's. New Castle High and George Washington High are the largest schools, and the Cathederal is the center of all the arts (theater, dance, instrumental, and vocal). Cascade Park and Rose Pointe Park are huge attractions. Jameson Memorial Hospital and St.Francis Memorial Hospital the two medical centers. New Castle is a heavy indusrial city. The main industries are: Ellwood Steel, New Casle Foundry, Lockley Manufacturing, American Tool & Machine, CBS, the New Castle Railroad, Conrail, and the Blair Strip. Ellwood Steel (North American Forgemasters) is known for having the country's largest and heaviest die forge presses and Lockley's is known for its defense contracts."

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by ashton lee Thursday, Jun. 17, 2004 at 4:13 PM 561-736-8482

In photo's 4 & 5 down from the top there's NORTH AMERICAN FORGEMASTERS behind yoons!

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united/mesta/north american
by ashton lee Thursday, Jun. 24, 2004 at 5:40 PM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fl


The largest building ever built in New Castle was the plant of the UNITED ENGINEERING & FOUNDRY CO., constructed in 1942. "United Engineering" made copper bullet shells for the war effort. After World War 2 ended in 1945, it switched its operstions, installing the largest machines in the world, building huge rolling mills and die-forge presses. In 1954, the MESTA MACHINE CO. bought out "United Engineering", making the same products. "Mesta" closed in 1982, abandoning the plant. In the 1990's, the NORTH AMERICAN FORGEMASTERS CO. ,moved into the vacant plant, installing the largest die-forge presses in the world. "North American" operates the plant to this day, making steel ingots and heavy forgings.

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mesta history
by ashton lee Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2004 at 1:54 AM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fl


The Mesta Machine Co. was founded by Ms. Pearl Mesta, and began operations in the early 1880's, in West Homestead, Pa. "Mesta" built giant rolling mills and die-forge presses and made die cuts. In 1954, "Mesta" bought out the United Engineering & Foundry Co. Its hayday was 1954-1975 in New Castle. In 1982, both plants closed. The goliath former plant that was once the headquarters of the Mesta Machine Co. has been rebiult as the West Homestead Engineering & Machine Co. which is a builder og enormous rolling mills and die-forge presses and makes die cuts. The former "Mesta" plant in New Castle had been rebuilt as the North American Forgemasters Co., which operates the largest die-forge pressres in the world, and makes heavy steel ingots and huge shaft, tool, and machine part fie-forgings.

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W.18 worthington av.
by ashton lee Tuesday, Jul. 06, 2004 at 12:32 AM 561-736-8482

Josephine-1955 W.18 Worthington Av. Neshannock Township
New Castle, Pa

Tony Lucas-foreman at foundry Mesta Machine Co.
Andy Lucas-crane operator machine shop Mesta Machine Co.

Grew up in Brent, Pa
Parents Joseph & Mary Lucas (Lucchesi)
From Tuscany, Italy.

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by Ashton Lee Sunday, Jul. 11, 2004 at 2:30 PM 561-736-8482


It's the Gulf War 2, and the heavy industries are going along at an average level, making ammunition and other products.

West Homestead:
The giant WEST HOMESTEAD ENGINEERING & MACHINE plant in are a major employer in West Homestead, Pa. "Whemco", is one of the worlds biggest makers of machine tools and steel-making equipment. The huge plant builds such products as massive rolling mills, die-forge presses, engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, enormous steel mill ladles and Bessemer Converters.

Sharon, Farrell, Wheatland:
The goliath DUFERCO-STEEL WORKS, with their great fiery, red open-hearth furnaces that can be seen from miles around, stretches from Wheatland throgh Farrell and on into Sharon. "Duferco", makes huge strip-steel rolls, heavy castings castings, great big bridge girgers, railroad tracks, wire, and massive tools.

New Castle:
The NORTH AMERICAN FORGEMASTERS CO. in New Castle is not just a leading employer in New castle, but is known for having the biggest die-forge presses in the world.

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by Ashton Lee Sunday, Jul. 11, 2004 at 10:18 PM 561-736-8482

MEADVILLE: The UNITED STATES BRONZE FOUNDRY & MACHINE plant in Meadville makes collosul bushings and plain, ball, roller, fluid-film, and thrust bearings of bronze, aluminum, babbitt, steel, tin, brass, and copper for great big machine tools and steel mill equipment. It also makes steel washers, aluminum and stainless steel castings, heavy steel mill ladles, and is the countries leading maker of heavy made bronze and brass ingots. Other humungous Meadville mills are: ACTCO TOOL & MANUFACTURING, MEADVILLE METAL, INDEPENDENT TOOL, MEADVILLE MALLEABLE IRON, and PENNSYLVANIA TOOL & GAGES! Meadville, Pa. is known world wide as "THE TOOL & DIE CAPITOL OF THE WORLD".

New Castle: The New Castle DEISEL INJECTION SHOP, is a locomotive machine shop that does heavy machining, grinding, shearing, and cutting, and makes train engine parts,pistons, axles, railroad housings, and train parts.

CHUGGING ALONG AT FULL CAPAVITY, GOING AT FULL BLAST is the HODGE FOUNDRY COMPANY in GREENVILLE, PENNA. "Hodge", makes heavy cast and ductile iron castings for companies and the war effort, malleable iron horseshoes, and humungous steel drill bits. Company head boss & foreman is RONALD J. WATT! With newely installed blast furnaces, and a foundry & machine shop, conatct "Hodge" for products!

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by Ashton Lee Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2004 at 6:51 PM 561-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr. Boynton Beach, Fl

Heavy industry is booming for the Gulf War 2 effort. In New Castle the leading industires are Blair Strip Steel, Ceda Mills, Castle Mold & Tool, and the biggest is NORTH AMERICAN FORGEMASTERS, which has the biggest die-forge presses in the world and makes turbines & rotors, billets, ring forgings, and massive machine parts.
In the Sharon area, there is the goliath DUFERCO STEEL WORKS, SHARON TUBE, WHEATLAND TUBE, WINNER STEEL, ELLWOOD CRANKSHAFT & MACHINE, and other heavy industries.
In Greenville there is HODGE FOUNDRY, which makes the largest iron castings in the world.
Meadville has UNITED STATES BRONZE FOUNDRY & MACHINE, which makes huge bronze bushings & bearings for enormous industrial machines.
The WEST HOMESTEAD ENGINEERING & MACHINE plant in West Homestead, is the worlds leader in making machine tools and engineered primary steel-making equipment. "Whemco" builds giant rolling mills that roll out sheets of strip steel, die-forge presses, metal-fabricating equipment, engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, steel mill ladles, and Bessemer Converters."Whemco" also makes steel die-cuts.
The steel mills in Pittsburgh are thriving world leaders in steel production. There is UNITED STATES STEEL, JOAN & LAUGHLIN STEEL, the EDGAR THOMPSON STEEL WORKS, and many others.

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by George K. Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2004 at 10:01 AM

Bombs and bullets are good for manufacturing. The US needs to manufacture SOMETHING. Most of the real manufacturing has been chased out of the US by twig-sucking, earth-firsters.

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Thanks for clearing that up
by twig-sucker Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2004 at 12:13 PM

I coulda sworn the manufacturing jobs went to places where transnationals can pay 50 cents an hour, no taxes, and poison and maim at will.
Damn twig-sucking CEO's!

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Greece Got Its Name From Egypt & Phoenicia
by Ashton Lee Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 at 9:26 PM
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It would be truthful to say that the culture of Ancient Greece was founded on that of Phoenician and Egyptian identities. For instance the Greek Alphabet was a mere pale copy of the Phoenician Alphabet, whcih the Greeks later added entities to. Horribly gelous of the Phoencian skill in sailing, the Greeks made exact replicas of their ships and used them, despite being amateur sailors. Greeks also loved and prototyped Phoenician crafts and jewelty in its early days, when Phoenician colonies filled Euboea and AchaiA, the most notable being Thebes. The Greeks looted and,plundered extensively from Egyptian culture. In the Archaic Age they copied Egyptian statues and imported them from Egypt. In sculpture of Greek form, the Greeks portrayed massive Egypto sway, with stiff positions and fixed manurism. Greek sculptors were tutored in Egypt or by Egyptians imported to Athens. The also copied their arts as from the Phoenicians. Greeks studied Egyptian buildings and used their planning for their own temples. The very idea of columns, greece derived from Luxor and Karnak. Greek mathematicians copied Egyptian math, as Pythagoras did, but later developed original thought, based upon Egyptian and Babylonian. Huge impact Egypt had on Greek philosophy. Socrates and Aristotle as a matter of fact were Egyptologists and studied philosophy in Egypt. Aristotle stole Egyptian documents and published them claiming to be his. He was condemned for this, thus wrote his own work of Gizan persuation. Plato spoke of the Greek envy when he stated in his famous book "Egypt is the gift of the Nile". An Egyptian priest preached to all of Athens, that "The Greek nation would be achild without inheriting the wisdom and age of Egypt", and the Greeks agreed. Greeks also played African music, and had Eyptian furniture.

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by Ashton Lee Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 at 10:56 PM (561)-736-8482 9400 Sun Pointe Dr.

The city of Pompeii was colonized in about 1500 B.C., by the native Oscan-Italians of the region. The language was Oscan and religion Oscan paganism. It was a mere small Campanian village until Greek and Minoan arrival in around 1300 B.C. The Greeks and Minoans exerted a heavy influence on Pompeiian culture, and buildings and temples were built in the Greek style. Hellenes transformed Pompeii, Italy from a tiny, insignificant settlement into a prospering town. The Greek god Apollo, god of the sun, was patron of Pompeii under the Minoans and Greeks. However, Pompeiian zenith did not occur until Roman times, beginning in approximately 250 B.C. Hellenic sway vanished, and Pompeii became genuinly Roman in everyway. Latin was established as the official language and Roman Polytheism the official religion. The Romans built massive buildings, apartment complexes (insulae), forums, arenas, circus's, theaters, and temples. Roman roads, aqueducts, bridges, baths and plumbing were added, and Pompeii became a prime vacation spot for the Roman Emperors and wealthy Romans. Dominant structures remaining from Ancient Roman times include the: Temple Of Fortuna Augusta (Templo Fortuna Augusta) and the Arch Of Caligula (Arcum Caligula). The Romans also constructed the grandeous Forum Of Pompeii (Forum Pompeii) and the great port and fortification, Port Of Neptune (Porto Neptunia). Unsurpassed troves of Roman srchitecture, sculpture, fresco, and mosaic can still be seen there today. Pompeii was a hub point of Tyrrhenian/Mediterranean shipping and a chief Roman ceramics manufacturer, making vesslas, decorative, and amphora. In 62 A.D. during the reign of Emperor Nero an earthquake hurt Pompeii. It was reconstructed, but the Pompeiians thought none of the opposing threat of the towering Mt. Vesuvius. It erupted with armageddonic fury in 79 A.D. during the time of Emperor Titus, and wiped out the entire city. It was uncovered in the Middle Ages, and today is a leading tourist destination.

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palid greciamism
by mjgiojfd Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 at 10:20 PM 561-736-8482 9400 sun pointe drv.

Greek religion and gods are extremely palid and insignificant. most taken originally from the near east or indo-europe, there will only be a lack of connection with them, or not gods at all, greek religion is pale. it would never pass an international religion, whereas as Roman religion and the superior, colourful Roman Gods would, did, and do! greek gods are inferior and nothing.

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