The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, carrying a rifle, had a canteen on his hip, stood six feet four inches. He stuck out his hand and said, “John Wayne.” That was not necessary.
Wayne died on June 11, 1979. Stomach cancer. “The Big C,” he called it. He had lived for quite a while on one lung, and then the Big C came back. He was near death and he knew it when he walked out on stage at the 1979 Academy Awards to present Best Picture to “The Deer Hunter,” a film he wouldn’t have made. He looked frail, but he planted himself there and sounded like John Wayne.
“When you have the individual who is solely responsible and has the authority to validate any document of this sort and he doesn’t, that’s a problem. … And we do understand that there are a number of these stamps floating around inside the Department of Health.”
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“From what you’re telling me,” Gillar said, “it sounds like the next press conference is going to be even more amazing than the last press conference back on March 1st.”
“It will be,” Zullo responded. “The information … is going to be breathtaking when it’s released.”
Video of the interview can be seen below:
As I opened up an e-copy of the Washington Times today, the headline read: “Federal agency warns of radicals on right.”
Many have talked about this and Karen DeCoster in today’s LRC blog here mentioned this report. Fox News, Drudge and many other “conservative” commentators are up in arms claiming that this is a direct attack against conservatives. I beg to differ. It is an attack against Americans!
By Al Benson Jr.
Most of us grew up believing that the United Nations was truly a beneficent organization that had the welfare of the world as its chief concern. This is the propaganda that has been peddled in most political science textbooks. What a shock it must be when some folks wake up and discover that “it just ain’t so.”
Oh, the United Nations is definitely interested in the world, but its chief interest is in the United Nations controlling the world through some form of world government that will reach right down to the daily lives of most people and the UN will decide where you live, what you eat or don’t eat, what you are allowed to read, and all the rest.
Bilderberg Boosting Security
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Bilderberg’s inner circle has become irate in recent days over having to beef their security preparations in anticipation of record numbers of demonstrators.
(“Next time an imaginary bin Laden melts a million tons of steel with a few gallons of kerosene, ain’t none of us buying a word of it anymore”) Time to Ask Why | Veterans Today
Next time we are asked to head across the world to steal oil, sell drugs and murder children, we might just head the other direction. Think I am kidding? Ask around.
One of the magical ‘pretzel’ Twin Towers beams
Next time an imaginary bin Laden melts a million tons of steel with a few gallons of kerosene, ain’t none of us buying a word of it anymore. Next car bomb, suicide bomber, crashing plane, we know where to look and who to look for.
I passed 6 veterans yesterday while driving out for dinner, each with their version of “Will work for food” on a sign. It was a warm day, I recognize 82nd Airborne on a tattoo when I see one.
By Bob Hanafin, Staff Writer
A “Vietnam Era” Veteran is defined as any Veteran who served during the official time frame of the Vietnam War anywhere in the world as defined by Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
I would assume that even National Guard members who have achieved official Veterans status as defined by the VA would be considered Vietnam Era Veterans.
I’m basically familiar with this, because most of the VA benefits I applied for and got when I served during the war were because I was a Vietnam Era Vet. However, I know that Congress passed a law in 1996 just after I retired from the Pentagon that changed the definition as it applied to those who served in-country Vietnam proper, and those Veterans who served elsewhere. The time frames are different.
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
As many know, I am the preferred voice chosen by Press TV, the Iranian news network, when discussing military issues. The answer is simple, I am the only one who will talk with them, the only one not terrified at reprisals by the ADL, a Pseudo-Jewish Lobby group I see as intellectual terrorists.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is inviting public comments on its new rule regarding shotguns. It plans to ban them.
There will be a ban on imports. (Note: watch prices rise on those already in the USA.)
(“…Most of our history was written by communists/This is the censored Patton. Even I censor Patton as his words are now considered illegal, criminal acts…”) Memorial Day – Time to Ask Why | Veterans Today
…..Most of our history was written by communists, they dictated Churchill’s ghost written books, they gave us all those stories we retell day after day, our mythology of self righteousness.
This is the censored Patton. Even I censor Patton as his words are now considered illegal, criminal acts in Germany, Canada, even America. They are true just the same.
The video below is what is allowed to remain of him, public lies that still couldn’t keep him alive as he was murdered soon after.
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Note the film is narrated by Reagan who personally took credit for liberating Auschwitz though Reagan did not serve in World War II. Patton would have used Reagan for pistol practice.
Kenya Getting Navy SEAL Boats from Obama (“The Obama Administration has arranged to provide—free of charge—several customized special-operations military vessels to the Government of Kenya…”)
The Obama Administration has arranged to provide—free of charge—several customized special-operations military vessels to the Government of Kenya, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. Finalization of those plans came exactly one week prior to today’s explosion in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
Join Mark as he interviews Mike Zullo the lead commander of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse as he shares the latest regarding the posse’s investigation into President Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.
May 15, 2009
What is America’s biggest Threat….moral decline, Islamic Fundamentalism, national debt and credit nightmares? To some it is simply the “all powerful and intrusive Jews.” The Jews control all media, our economy, who gets elected President, our entertainment business and moral downfall. Of course we would never dream of turning on the Jews as those pesky Germans did with Hitler at the helm.
The United States will accelerate the resettlement of about 7,000 Iraqis referred by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and will contribute $18 million to the agency’s appeal for Iraq, about one-third of the total, Undersecretary of State Paula J. Dobriansky said Wednesday. — Washington Post, 2/15/07 I hope it won’t be thought impertinent, over-inquisitive, or — Heaven forfend! — mean-spirited of me to ask, but: Just what, exactly, are these refugees seeking refuge from? Us?
…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor and USMC Combat Veteran
Why did I add that? I am asking for something and it isn’t money. We have some “activists” here, folks who are angry and at an end of their patience with injustice.
Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of the social network and Facebook Inc., stands accused of violating the social contract — the idea that government is based on an agreement among its citizens to ensure mutual protection of person and property.
By Wes Vernon
It has been a century since Woodrow Wilson reportedly opined that young boys should grow up to be as unlike their fathers as possible. Whether he worded it exactly that way, our 28th president surely pursued the goal, both as educator and as politician.
Not that his era was the first to witness a challenge to parents’ prerogative. However, the early 20th century “progressive movement” (of which Wilson was a part) did offer up the most open manifestation of that attitude in American official circles up to that moment in history.
In a book titled “Progressive Principles”, which is a collection of Roosevelt’s speeches, (and which Roosevelt himself endorsed, see the preface) Roosevelt made clear his favor for the direct election of senators: (Page 3 – April 3rd, 1912)
For this purpose we believe in securing for the people the direct election of United States Senators exactly as the people have already secured in actual practice the direct election of the President.
Page 65: (February 21st, 1912)
I believe in the election of United States Senators by direct vote.
Page 315: (August 17th, 1912 – Bull Moose platform)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, the man leading an investigation into the eligibility of the president, says he will not back down on the birther issue despite last week’s attempts by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett to lay the controversy to rest.
“On a recent Sunday afternoon, I had the most incredible experience: I sat in a roomful of 50 men and women who had lunch, talked, reminisced, and enjoyed themselves for four hours. The incredible part was that they did all that without cell phones, without liquor, without vulgar language, without loud “music,” without blaring TV screens, and without wrecking the place.
All of them are white. All of them are decent and disciplined. They are, therefore, atypical 21st-century Americans. They grew up in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. They are Old School. They are not “cool” or trendy; if they were, I would have known I had walked into the wrong room.The occasion was a reunion of people who attended schools in the neighborhood in south St. Louis where my father lived as a boy. He organized the first such reunion in 1988. One man was so grateful for the reunions that he sent my father a four-page handwritten letter describing his memories of schoolmates in the 1920s.
President Obama’s campaign speech defending his healthcare policy on the grounds that “my daughters should have the same economic opportunities as my sons” has puzzled observers. Only two daughters (Malia and Sasha) have been explicitly acknowledged by the President.
Democratic politics is a false premise experiment. The foundation of the modern liberalism, based upon an erroneous worldview, is a dead end ideology. Compared to the mad NeoCon war-mongering alternative, the fatal attraction of progressives, allures weak minded and desperate people into thinking government can provide solutions. Step back from the false left-right political discussions and focus upon the principles that make up sound and balanced standards for a civil society.
Basic contrasts between Conservatives and Liberals defined by Christian Walker seem plausible.
“At the core of it, Conservatives base their ideology on what they see as reason and logic and it is individualistic by nature, whereas a liberal’s ideology is based on emotion and ideals and is collective by nature. A liberal is interested in curing society’s ills by social engineering. A conservative is interested in curing society’s ills by individuals exercising their own choices to better themselves. Because of this, conservatives view centralized power with deep suspicion. Liberals on the other hand see centralized power as an opportunity to affect great change for good.”
The central precept that separates and differentiates democratic politics from traditional conservative advocacy rests upon moral doctrine. However, scholars are determined to avoid this requirement with theories such as Realism V. Liberalism. Understanding International Relations Theory, “how the world works IR scholars usually subscribe to one of two dominant theories, realism or liberalism. One, classical/neo-realist thought, is more pessimistic about the prospects of peace, cooperation, and human progress whilst the other, liberalism/idealism, is more upbeat and sanguine about human nature and human possibilities.”
…..Thomas Lifson toys with the notion that Obama might in fact have secret sons, as a way of making sense of the seeming insanity of it. Selwyn Duke suggests it might indicate brain damage from Obama’s (presumably) past drug use. (Funny, isn’t it, how often one is left no choice but merely to presume about the Cipher-in-Chief.)
David Paulin asks whether Obama might be the victim of a teleprompting prankster/saboteur.
Amidst the flood of propaganda these days on behalf of what must be the most breathtaking expansion of Presidential power since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, especially glaring are the assertions of self-styled “conservative” media personalities that nothing is amiss, because: (i) the President is “Commander in Chief;” (ii) in that capacity he supposedly enjoys “inherent” power to take whatever actions he may deem necessary to protect this country from “terrorism;” (iii) assertion of this Presidential power is especially vital now, with this country engaged in a “war on terror;” and (iv) in any event, Congress has broadly authorized the President to use “force” in “the war on terror.” None of these contentions can withstand even cursory scrutiny.
1. The Constitution does designate the President as “Commander in Chief.” Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. Not, however, as “Commander in Chief” of the country as a whole, with the plenary powers of some Fuhrer or Duce, but only as “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” As will be explained below, in this capacity the President exercises, not some limitless “inherent” power, but largely a circumscribed and contingent authority dependent upon mandates from Congress.
2. Merely labeling some situation a “war” cannot call the President’s rightful powers as “Commander in Chief” into operation, let alone boundlessly expand those powers.
The so-called “war on terror” is not the unique example of such martial political hyperbole bombarding this country today. Simultaneously, Americans are exhorted to acquiesce in enlarged governmental powers to fight “the war on crime,” “the war on drugs,” “the war on poverty,” and even “the war on obesity.” Does anyone believe, though, that under color of (say) waging a “war on obesity” the President could declare McDonald’s employees “enemy combatants” and its fatty foods “weapons of mass destruction,” could deploy the Armed Forces to occupy its restaurants, or could even tap its phones without submitting to judicial review?
Ron Paul Dissents on House Bill for Unlimited Military Aid for Israel, Shows Why He’s a True Leader by Hamdan Azhar
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a bill that critics insist effectively guarantees unlimited military aid to the government of Israel. HR 4133, dubbed the “United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012,” makes it “the policy of the United States to help Israel preserve its qualitative military edge” and “to provide Israel the military capabilities necessary to deter and defend itself by itself against any threats.”
The FBI was rather public with its recent demands for backdoor access to websites and Internet services across the board, but as the agency awaits those secret surveillance powers, they’re working on their own end to have those e-spy capabilities.
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
~ Lysander Spooner
Thoreau said, strike at the root. Ok. Here goes: If roads were not government-owned all the abuses currently perpetrated by the state upon harming-no-one motorists would disappear.For instance:One of the excuses given in support of our dumbed-down traffic laws is that it’s necessary to accommodate . . . dumbed-down drivers.
Speed limits and no-passing zones and no right on red, ever even in the middle of the night when even Stevie Wonder could see there’s no opposing traffic coming are all based on the idea that because some people – duly licensed – can’t safely do them then no one may legally do them, irrespective of whether they can do these things safely. In court, it is irrelevant whether what you did was “safe” or not.
The Prez appears to have been quite the Hawaii pot head.
Buzzfeed has what at first seems a hilarious take on the President and his serious weed smoking days. It’s a must read: A User’s Guide to Smoking Pot with Barack Obama.
But there is another side to the story, the Prez as serious hypocrite. Firedoglake has that side of the story:
Details from a new book Barack Obama: The Story contains in-depth details about his frequent marijuana use as a young man. Although Obama admitted to using marijuana in his memoir Dreams From My Father, we now learn for example that Obama was a frequently indulging aficionado who was a big fan of hot boxing in cars. While Obama’s past marijuana use is treated as merely a funny anecdote, his hypocrisy on the issue of marijuana and the destruction his continued support for prohibition causes is no laughing matter.
The War Prayer by Mark Twain (“An aged stranger entered and moved with slow and noiseless step up the main aisle, his eyes fixed upon the minister, his long body clothed in…”)
It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and sputtering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spreads of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country and invoked the God of Battles, beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpouring of fervid eloquence which moved every listener.
To even begin to understand what has happened to the Republic, we must look backward in time to the period following the Civil War. We must go back to the year 1871, which was the beginning of the decline of the Republic. When we examine what happened during that time in our history, we begin to piece together this troubling, perplexing puzzle that is "America" — only then should we answer as to whether we are indeed a "free" people or not.
“Sic Semper Tyrannis”, latin for “Thus Always to Tyrants,“ is the rallying cry against tyranny dating back to the Roman Empire with the utterance of this phrase by Marcus Junius Brutus upon the assassination of Julius Caesar. This simple phrase has been used by countless European nationals as a cry to arms for independence from their oppressive monarchs, as well as others down through the ages since first spoken two thousand years ago.
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WAR ON TERROR: The World’s Biggest New Business
THE WORLD TODAY IS PRIMARILY A BUSINESS COMPRISED OF A LARGE CONFEDERACY OF INTERLOCKED MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
DURING WW2 THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BUSINESS BECAME WAR…
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When the big rank turnover occurred in the MC, and we went from 148 enlisted ranks to 7, I was a newly minted Platoon Sergeant (1 rocker). Along with the other line Marines I took a dim view indeed of “technicians” assuming the chevrons of what had been line ranks. For instance, if a platoon of 45 Master Technical Sergeants, (3 Flat), and one Line Private was assembled, the Line Private became the platoon commander since all line ranks were considered senior to all technical ranks.
Copyright: 2005 Dr. R. E. Sullivan
MAY 1, 1965.
THE DAY I STOLE THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS’ GLASSES CASE
Until the recent death of General Greene, and the even more recent announcement that, as CMC, General Greene and other ranking officers in the Marine Corps, had kept certain highly classified/sensitive/code word documents in their custody “off the record” and in direct violation of regulations regarding the accounting for such documents I felt that I could not write the below. The recent Bulletin of the Marine Corps Historical Program, Fortitudine, Historical Bulletin Volume XXXL, Number 3, 2005, refers “special messengers” as effecting transfers of these documents.
Actually, I wish the author had included the word “couriers,” because that is what I considered myself, since almost all of my work was done within the confines of the government buildings within the District of Columbia.
On August 1, 1964, and for the next fifteen months, my title was the Deputy Director of the Marine Corps Command Center, and Operational Spokesman for Headquarters Marine Corps, and in the latter role it opened many doors.
I knew that when I read the book Dereliction of Duty, published in 1997, that General Greene had talked to the author, and probably made certain documents available to him, because of content in the book, particularly conversational interchanges between General Greene and President Johnson that was reported in some detail in the book and
I believed could only have come from General Greene.
In short, I no longer feel constrained to not tell of the very interesting,at least to me, four years and six months tour I spent in Headquarters Marine Corps between June, 1961, and November, 1965.
(Addendum: By “Sully”)THE ORIGINAL U.S. MARINE CORPS KNIVES OF WORLD WAR II « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
In re your topic on WW II knives, may I add the following?
As you may recall, I hail from Gary, Indiana. When I was growing up, having been born in 1927, the only game in town so far as employment was concerned, was the Gary Steel Mills. If men didn’t work in the mills themselves, their jobs were directly related to those enormous producers of steel.
I recall that very early the buildup for WW II young men being drafted or enlisting in the Armed Forces seemed to be always gifted by a knife of one type or another made in the steel mill. These knives were as individual as those who made them. The latter were likely to be friends or relatives of those who recently had donned uniforms.
Some of these knives much more resembled swords than knives. The weight, length, breadth, and edging on each knife amounted to a unique signature. What happened to those knives when they were received by the recipient?
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The late Andrew Breitbart saw in Ted Cruz the future of the conservative movement. On paper, Cruz seems like someone out of central casting, perfectly put together to represent conservatism’s future.
His father fled oppression in Cuba for freedom in America. He grew up immersing himself in the works of Frederick Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, earning scholarships by giving speeches about their ideas.
(ref: How Banks Bought the Tea Party)
The 15 freshmen Republican representatives in the House Tea Party Caucus each ran in 2010 on a populist anti-Wall Street message, highlighting their opposition to bank bailouts like the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and criticizing Washington for enabling the banking sector as it became “Too Big to Fail.” After winning, all fifteen received significant PAC contributions from the banking industry — and have become a reliable vote and mouthpiece for the financial industry, a ThinkProgress analysis of campaign contributions, voting records and public statements reveals.