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Was it fate or the Master of Life moving in one’s life.  The only real house in North Georgia that I could afford, was at the eastern end of the Nacoochee Valley . . . directly underneath the Alec Mountain Stone Circle . . . the Southern Appalachians’ Stonehenge and very possibly older than England’s Stonehenge.   Just got telephone and internet service tonight.

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. kingsfamily4jc@gmail.com'

    That is awesome news Richard!!! So when will we have the honor of listening and learning ??????

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    • Well, since you are a neighbor now . . . about any time that you want to come by. LOL

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      • kingsfamily4jc@gmail.com'

        hahaha….grin grin! I’m just wondering if you will eventually entertain the idea of possibly sharing some of your interesting and profound information with us through the radio someday? Best regards Richard!

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        • Actually, I have been on six nationally broadcast radio programs in the past three years, plus a radio program in Ireland, broadcast by their equivalent of PBS . . . RTE. It sounds egotistical to mention it, but actually they were a lot of fun, because I got to chat with people from around the world, who called in or used Scipe to ask questions. Meanwhile, I have got to find me a paid female courtesan, until I can meet a soulmate. A few minutes a caravan of stupid, little white trash boys, dressed in black to make themselves feel powerful, drove slowly by my house, honking their horns, laughing and yelling “get out of here queer.” Geez, I have just been here two days. I really hope that they are not planning to do something stupid tonight to prove their manhood. (A) I am not gay and (B) I will defend myself in ways that the little white boys cannot even conceive. The Marine and Navy SEAL officers, who trained me for going overseas alone for Naval Intelligence both had won the Congressional Medal of Honor. I have considerable night-time combat experience . . . some of it fairly recent. I don’t want any trouble, but we Creeks are not inclined to be victims.

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          • markveale@hotmail.com'

            Richard, Did someone follow you to your new home? I would contact the Georgia State patrol office and explain the situation that you had in another County and see what they can do about it. You don’t deserve the B.S. for telling the truth about the corruption in this country today.

          • APRILJONES@YAHOO.Com'

            Navy seal? Training? Where did i miss this…? What buds class? Wow

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          • No, I was NOT a NAVY SEAL. I had special personal survival plus close range combat training from a Marine Colonel and a Navy Seal officer prior to going overseas. I was an Inactive Reserve Naval Officer so that my US Passport could legally state that I was a civilian. I was going into neutral countries in which active duty US Navy officers would be viewed with suspicion and not allowed to roam freely about the countryside. These experiences were activities about which I could not discuss with anyone, even a future wife, for 20 years.

          • kingsfamily4jc@gmail.com'

            OMG….paid courtesan! Hahaha, you really got me cracking the hell up Richard!!! May not be the best idea, considering the amount of sicknesses going around now days. Best to ask the Creator for a good woman who will appreciate learning all the things you do.

            Navy seals? Geesh, your so full of surprises Rambo! (grin grin). Should you decide to eventually have a radio or just a talkshoe of some kind…….please do let us know! Your such a blessing and I appreciate you much!

            Thank you kindly for all your contributions to putting together the pieces of this puzzle we call mankind.

          • I was not a Navy SEAL!!!! I received special survival and hand-to-hand combat training from a Marine Colonel and Navy SEAL officer.

  2. tidewriter@aol.com'

    Bravo, Richard!

    Amazingly, and predictable! God is good!

    All the best in your historic, new home.

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    • kingsfamily4jc@gmail.com'

      Gotcha Richard! I apologize :- )

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  3. Bellcamp221@yahoo.com'

    Dear Richard,
    As my sister that I found only a few short years ago after being separated for more than 60 years puts it after finding each other and now only in the last two months we have been connected with another family member after 48 years……Life can be Amazing sometimes and things can work out, even when you don’t think they will. It took us 60+ years ,but we are now. Amazing…
    The Master of Life moves through our lives in many ways to assist and guide us on our journey called life.
    Wishing you Only the Best…Home Sweet Home Richard. You Deserve It.
    Sincerely, Lou

    united.

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  4. kkakins@gmail.com'

    Very cool and I’m very happy for you!

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  5. jamesrhodes666@msn.com'

    This is great news regarding you and your outstanding work…thought of you last night as I read Robert Temple’s THE SIRIUS MYSTERY where he proves human beings, and “others”, were on the planet prior to what current “religious” dogma “teaches” the uninformed masses (acting as sheep). He details the campaign against him by not only mainstream “academics” but by officials at NASA and various law enforcement agencies. It is sad how someone broke into his offices and stole papers and computer records and for years a smear campaign against him made it impossible for him to work in the United States….sound familiar?

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  6. thdixon241@gmail.com'

    Richard I just subscribed to the website my name is hunter I grew up within throwing distance of the altamaha river and I know some places in the swamp that I think you would find very interesting. Unusually high mounds in the middle of bottomland swamp with exposed shell in the washouts. I can’t find it listed anywhere in the records of places. Ever dug if your interested to talk more email me at thdixon241@gmail.com

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    • Yes! There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of mounds along the Altamaha River that are not on the official state list of archaeological sites.

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  7. COWBOY12@YAHOO.Com'

    Well congrats vet! If you were an inactive officer than you have a dd 214! Thanks for your service

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    • I am not a vet. I never wore a uniform after graduation from Georgia Tech, but was happy to oblige the US Navy for the opportunities and education it gave me. Ironically, the only time I have been in live combat was against National Guardsmen and US Army personnel, who were hired by a land speculator, who wanted my Colonial farm in Virginia, to kill my livestock and vandalize our cheese creamery. They lost. I had better teachers! LOL Each morning after an attack, a US Army colonel and major would drive up to the entrance of our farm driveway from Fort Detrick,MD . . . trying to figure out what went wrong. Answer? I knew the radio frequency of their walkie-talkies. LOL

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      • APRILJONES@YAHOO.Com'

        So the navy choose you, an architect college student from GA Tech, to travel to finland for spying during the cold war? How long were you stationed there? What did you get from it?

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        • The only part of Finland I saw was in Lappland. I lived and worked in southern Sweden, but traveled extensively in Scandinavia and later throughout much of Europe. I was recruited out of high school by the US Navy and at age 18 signed a contract with the Navy to be trained as a Science and Engineering Officer for the Navy Seabees, while at Georgia Tech. So while at Tech, I was the lowest ranking level of an officer – a Midshipmen. However, near the end of my time at Tech, my commandant informed me that the Navy had a glut of Seabee officers and was retiring 30,000 of them. He offered me a commission as a Naval Intelligence Officer, which included the Navy paying for me to get a PhD in International Affairs. I declined the offer, because it required a 10 year commitment to be an active duty intelligence officer AFTER I got my PhD. He then said that I had very special talents that could be useful to Naval Intelligence, if I was not an active duty officer. He said that the Navy would create “opportunities” for me to travel overseas – officially as a civilian, if I agreed to do chores or errands for them. I would never know what the chores or errands were until I was actually on a jet headed to that country. Obviously, I am not going to go further in the details, even though the 20 year non-disclosure period is over.There are young Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw officers still involved in such activities. I do not want to put those young men and women in any jeopardy. . . if you get my gist. My talents included linguistics and 20-5 vision . . . which meant that I could identify specific Soviet vessels at a distance without use of binoculars.

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        • Well, I can tell you this much, since Black September no longer exists. There was a PLO Black September terrorist cell on the same floor of my apartment building on Oestergatan in Landskrona. The Arabs in the cell did not realize that I was an American, since I looked like a Sami (Lapp). I was a the Munich Olympics on the second day of the Black September terrorist attack on the Israeli athletes. The “War on Terrorism” has been going on a long time.

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  8. APRILJONES@YAHOO.Com'

    Sir, if you did espionage on behalf of the navy for that duration than you should be eligibile for benefits of veteran affairs, and their is paper documentation of said efforts. Please contact a senator or congressman as you should be getting benefits

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    • I sure didn’t know that. A better word would be “keeping watch on things” and running errands when asked to. My salary was paid by local and national governments in Sweden. At the time, I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to live in foreign countries. I was invited to work at this job in Sweden, via a telegram from the king. I had not applied for any job in Scandinavia, so was puzzled as to how they found my name. I learned the reason while over the Atlantic Ocean.In Sweden, they even arranged for me to have an official girl friend, so I wouldn’t get involved with a mole for the Ruskies. She was the President of the College Division of the Center Party . . . which was pro-NATO. At the time, Prime Minister Olav Palme had allowed a lot of Communists to get positions in their internal security agency. In other words, the Swedish Navy and Army did not trust their own version of the CIA. Last fall I got in touch with Britt via LinkedIn. Would you believe that she now lives in a lesbian relationship? I wouldn’t have dreamed it in a million years. She liked to go topless, when we were on dates in rural areas.

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  9. sienna_smith01@outlook.com'

    Well done, Richard! I’m waiting for your interesting and thoughtful information… please share with us through the radio soon…

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    • We have 19 videos on Youtube now. Go to the People of One Fire Channel on Youtube!

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    • By the way, when I was backpacking throughout Europe after working in Sweden many years ago, my buddies (mates in Australian) were usually Aussies, New Zealanders and Canadian. We traveled in a pack. I had much more in common with the Aussies than I did most Yanks.

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