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ANYONE KNOW THIS WW II MARINE?

May 1, 2008 Leave a comment

 Gunny I know that you don’t do pictures——This is my “favorite memory” in the Corps—-2nd afternoon ashore on Agat beach Guam—–we were the Special Weapons part the 9th AAA Bn. [Anti-Aircraft w/ 50's--20 mm's--40 mm's]—-our buddies [actually including 2 HS chums] in the Marianas Turkey Shoot our Navy left us on Guam with no mission for the moment—–

This grunt in the foreground is Loye C. Craddock {BUCK PRIVATE]—-known to everyone as Shorty—-the Nips had been pushed aways out on Arote peninsula maybe 2000 yards from us—-from Shorty’s name on the roster October ’42 at Guantanamo Bay on the way to the Canal——he had a serial number of 212379—–right in the middle of all the Gy Sgts and Sgt Majors—-certainly not promotional material—-he had a bad case of Malaria and was sheltered and like a mascot—-but he came ashore prepared to make Donuts on Agat Beach—-the hole cutter is a Jap Sake bottle—–his helper in the background is bringing the oil up to temperature—-you can see the ships in the background—–many Marines out there may relate to this pristine kitchen condition back in WW-2—-

 

 

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Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage By Craig S. Marxsen

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The Independent Review
Volume 12 Number 4
Spring 2008

 
 
 

Politically Contrived Gasoline Shortage
By Craig S. Marxsen

 

Regulatory obstruction of investments in gasoline refineries is probably a more significant threat to the affordability of gasoline than any approaching exhaustion of oil reserves. Reestablishment of refiners’ reasonable property rights and adoption of strict liability as the major instrument for controlling carbon dioxide and refinery pollution might end what otherwise may become an ever-worsening, regulatory-induce “energy crisis.”

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Barr says our rights hang in balance

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 Barr says our rights hang in balance

Published: 04/16/2008

By Ashley Hungerford
Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer
SMYRNA – Americans’ civil liberties as established in the Bill of Rights are seriously in danger, says Bob Barr. So much so, he says, that it prompted the Smyrna resident and former member of Congress to consider a bid for president as a Libertarian.

 

“There is one set of issues that ought to be discussed during a presidential campaign – the Bill of Rights, what are our liberties, what are our freedoms and how can we protect these liberties,” Barr said in an interview Monday at his office for his consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, near the Cobb Galleria. “I’m interested in working to begin dismantling the status quo because it stifles risk, it stifles free enterprise, it stifles individual liberties and it increases the size of government,” Barr said.
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The Essence of Liberty 7. Deporting a Political Opponent

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A Condensed Version of The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda and an Unnecessary War by Thomas J. DiLorenzo. Prima. 352 pp. $24.95 

Condensed by 

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

7. Deporting a Political Opponent

On May 4, 1863, armed Federal soldiers kicked in Ohio Congressman Clemet L. Vallandigham’s door and arrested him without a warrant. They threw him into a military prison and subsequently deported him to the South. From there he moved to Canada.

Vallandigham’s “crime” was making a speech that was critical of the president. DiLorenzo continues with the details of the speech which exposed Lincoln ‘s unconstitutional and dictatorial acts.

In addition, he exposed Lincoln ‘s real agenda which was the “American System”— the war was being fought and the constitution disregarded for the sole purpose of implementing a mercantilist economic agenda. Before Lincoln could lord over the largest political patronage system ever created by a government, the federalist system and the Constitution simply had to be destroyed. The speech was a recitation of the Jeffersonian side of the political debate that had been going on since the founding.

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Why the Jeremiah Wright story deserves more attention

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 Why the Jeremiah Wright story deserves more attention

Some problem-plagued nations could ill afford to devote so much time and energy to a matter of this sort. Thankfully, the U.S. isn’t one of them.

Glenn Greenwald

Apr. 29, 2008 | I think the most important thing to note about the Jeremiah Wright Story is that we’re a Nation plagued by exceedingly few significant problems; blessed with a quite healthy political culture and very trusted political and media institutions; composed of a citizenry that is peacefully content with its Government and secure and confident about their future; endowed with a supremely sturdy economic foundation free of debt and other grave economic afflictions; vested with the ability to command great respect and admiration from the other nations of the world; emancipated from the burdens of war and intractable conflicts which have toppled and destroyed so many other great nations of the past; and, most of all, we’re becoming freer and more prosperous by the minute.

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Somebody, Please, Liberate Us!

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by Becky Akers
by Becky Akers


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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is no longer angering just us peons with its absurd airport checkpoints. It’s also infuriating foreign rulers. Which raises an intriguing question: given the American government’s habit of liberating oppressed people around the world, will one of these piqued potentates return the favor and liberate us from the TSA?

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War and the Morality of Americans

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by Joseph Potter
by Joseph Potter


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Murray Rothbard began his book Man, Economy, and State with the fact that the first truth to be discovered about human action is that it can be undertaken only by an individual human actor. Only humans have human ends and can act to obtain those ends. This means that “states”, “collectives”, or other “groups” can do things only by the actions of individual humans. It is using a metaphor to say that the American military invaded Canada in 1812. There is nothing wrong with using the metaphor as long as we understand that it was really an invasion of many individual humans who are each responsible for their own actions.

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