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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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Manifesto Destiny

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by Bill Huff
by Bill Huff


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I may not be first, but I predict Ron Paul’s new book The Revolution: A Manifestowill be a runaway best seller. A frightening thing for the other candidates: they haven’t done their homework. They will have nothing to offer at examination time when the American People ask: “What have You written lately – and how does it relate to restoring and protecting our Original Liberties and God-Given Rights?” They can cram if they wish, by reading some of Dr. Paul’s other books. Even if they cannot agree with anything in Dr. Paul’s new book it may be a good idea for all of them to read it very carefully, because we will all have to deal with the principles sooner or later. “Facts are stubborn things,” said John Adams.

What are they afraid of?

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Letter from Zimbabwe sent in by John Winter

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 FROM EDITOR@FLYOVERPRESS.COM

http://www.flyoverpress.com

GyG

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Gunny, I got this yesterday and sent it to a (Rhodesian ex-pat) friend of mine who will testify to the veracity of the contents of this letter.

Morris

 

Letter from Zimbabwe sent in by John Winter

 

I reckon that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF. The darkest hour is always before dawn.

We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next……..I mean they are actually ploughing down brick and mortar houses and one white family with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when100 riot police came in with AK47′s and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house – 5 bedrooms and pine ceilings – because it was “too close to the airport”, so we are feeling extremely insecure right now.

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THE REVOLUTION MARCHES ON

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Dr. Paul’s new book is number one on Amazon and is climbing the New York Times and other best seller lists.  Ron Paul supporters dominated the Nevada caucuses, and he took his best showing in a primary so far in Pennsylvania recently with more contests approaching fast. Even the MSM is starting to pay attention to the good doctor again, don’t miss the interview on CNN American Morning: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=134818
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A New Look at How World War II Happened by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

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A New Look at How World War II Happened

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo


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Nicholson Baker’s new book Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, is one of the most unique nonfiction books you’ll ever read. Based on voluminous research of newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, diaries, and biographies, Baker’s 566-page book gives the reader an extraordinary look into the mindsets of all the major actors in the lead-up to the war.

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UN Official suggests NeoCons Had Part in 911 Terror Attacks

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UN Official suggests NeoCons Had Part in 911 Terror Attacks

(Tonight’s conference call details, —- for Wednesday April 30, 2008, at 8 PM and Midnight EST, —– are in the last two paragraphs.)

Here are some key parts of an April 10, 2008 article in the New York Sun: My comments follow:

U.N. Official Calls for Study Of Neocons’ Role in 9/11
By Eli Lake
Staff Reporter of the Sun
April 10, 2008

WASHINGTON — A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor Israel is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

On March 26, Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University, was named by unanimous vote to a newly created position to report on human rights in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. While Mr. Falk’s specialty is human rights and international law, since the attacks in 2001, he has devoted some of his time to challenging what he calls the “9-11 official version.”
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Marines’ New Enemy: Thirst

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 Baltimore Sun
May 1, 2008

Marines’ New Enemy: Thirst

Heat, heavy loads, lack of water slow attack on Taliban

By David Wood, Sun Reporter

GARMSIR, Afghanistan — For the Marines fighting in southern Afghanistan, a shortage of drinking water turned out to be nearly as big a concern as Taliban insurgents.

When Marines of Alpha and Bravo Companies, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, pushed into Garmsir, a Taliban stronghold, before dawn Tuesday, each toted 18 half-liter bottles of water plus two liters in his pack. Their staggering 100- to 150-pound loads – including weapons, ammunition, mortar base plates, radios, flak vests and helmets and other gear – had troop commanders worried even before the operation began.
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CIA Director Hayden Says Iran Wants Americans in Iraq Killed

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 FOXNEWS.COM

CIA Director Hayden Says Iran Wants Americans in Iraq Killed

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

MANHATTAN, Kan. — CIA Director Michael Hayden said Wednesday that Iranian policy, at the highest government level, is to help kill Americans in Iraq, the boldest pronouncement of Iranian involvement by a U.S. official to date.

Hayden made the statement in response to a student question while delivering the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.

“It is my opinion, it is the policy of the Iranian government, approved to highest level of that government, to facilitate the killing of Americans in Iraq,” Hayden said. “Just make sure there’s clarity on that.”
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CIA Chief Sees Unrest Rising With Population

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 Washington Post
May 1, 2008
Pg. 15

CIA Chief Sees Unrest Rising With Population

By Joby Warrick, Washington Post Staff Writer

Swelling populations and a global tide of immigration will present new security challenges for the United States by straining resources and stoking extremism and civil unrest in distant corners of the globe, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said in a speech yesterday.
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When It’s Time To Act With Honor

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 Washington Times
May 1, 2008
Pg. 12

When It’s Time To Act With Honor

By James Lyons

On April 18, there was a commemorative ceremony on the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of our Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 17 Americans and 25 Foreign Service nationals, with the loss of almost all our Mideast operatives.
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