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GUNNY G: MY old GyG post to FR from back in 2001 on Gunny Dan Daly !!!!!

October 25, 2013 1 comment
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USMC moves to ‘crush’ defense lawyer in Micturating Marines case

October 4, 2013 1 comment

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USMC moves to ‘crush’ defense lawyer in Micturating Marines case

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Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.

Yeah, it’s Army camo. Tell it to the Marines.

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A Jeffersonian Military Man By David Johns… “Don’t Thank Me for My ‘Service’”

July 22, 2013 18 comments
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July 22, 2013

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I want to talk  about something that’s been bothering me lately. The reader may think that I am trouncing on hallowed ground …. but first hear me out, and then beat me up.

I think the U.S. Government is behind a recent  subterfuge that really irritates me. It has been eagerly picked up by an unthinking public and widely spread. It is the “Thank you for your service to our country” platitude.  As a 25 year veteran, thrice combat tested, now retired, former USMC killing machine, I take exception to this patriotically veiled insincerity and urge thinking people not to use it. I shall try to explain why.

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First, the statement implies ‘servitude’ and ‘sacrifice’ as does the name ‘service man’ itself. It reeks of self-abnegation, altruism, and renunciation of ones own interests in favor of those of society, nationalism and the greater good …. (mmmmmm, now it’s starting to make sense).

It connotes selfLESS sacrifice of one’s own life and values for the sake of others. I have found none of this to be true in my case, or in any of my military accomplices. . I’ll try to illustrate.

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Gunny G: So, Was It “Lock and Load” OR “Cocked and Locked” ???

May 24, 2013 2 comments
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Back in’52 when I was a brand new Pfc just outta boot camp and having reported in to Marine Barracks, Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California–yeh, you read it right, MB,O’Side, No Zip Code, etc.–I overheard some old salts arguing over the question as to which was correct…”cocked and locked” and/or “lock and load”.

One side claimed one, the other side claimed the other. Some said that “Lock and Load” became popular with John (Duke) Wayne‘s portrayal of Sgt Stryker in the 1949 “Sands of iwo Jima.”

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Prison Planet.com » Why Are Preppers Hated So Much?

December 11, 2012 2 comments

Have you noticed that it has become trendy to bash preppers? For a long time the prepper movement was ignored, but now it has become so large that it is getting very difficult for the mainstream media to pretend that it is not there.

In fact, it has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States alone. So now the mainstream media has decided that mocking the movement is the best strategy, and lots of “critics” and “skeptics” out there have picked up on this trend. Instead of addressing the very real issues that have caused millions of Americans to prepare for the worst, those criticizing the prepper movement attempt to put the focus on individual personalities.

They try to find the strangest nutjobs they possibly can and then hold them up as “typical preppers”. The goal is to portray preppers as tinfoil hat wearing freaks that need to be locked up in the loony bin for their own personal safety and for the good of society. The criticism of preppers has really ramped up in recent months, and it will likely get even worse in 2013. The establishment does not like any movement that is outside of their control, and the prepper movement is definitely not under their control.

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Neo-Confederate – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

October 21, 2012 7 comments

Neo-Confederate views and the Republican Party

 

Historian Nancy MacLean writes that “since the 1960s the party of Lincoln has become the haven of neo-Confederacy. Having long priding itself on saving the Union, the Republican Party has become home to those who lionize the slaveholding South and romanticize the Jim CrowSouth.”

 

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This embrace of neo-Confederate views is not exclusively about race, but is related to a pragmatic political realization that the “retrospective romanticization of the Old South” and secession presented many possible themes that could be used as conservatives attempted to reverse the national changes initiated by the New Deal.[33]

 

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After the defeat of Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election and the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, national conservative leaders distanced themselves from racial issues, but continued to support a “color blind” version of neo-Confederatism. MacLean writes that “even into the twenty-first century mainstream conservative Republican politicians continued to associate themselves with issues, symbols, and organizations inspired by the neo-Confederate Right.”[34]

 

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Was the TV Show ‘Doomsday Preppers’ Used to Convict Another Prepper in Court? « SGTreport – The Corporate Propaganda Antidote – Silver, Gold, Truth, Liberty, & Freedom

June 19, 2012 4 comments

A number of times in the past, I have warned about how dangerous I think T.V. shows like Doomsday Preppers are to the prepping community. In my opinion, these prepping shows do nothing to help people prepare and are designed to do only one thing – To make Preppers look like complete Wackjobs!

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(“The only important things in my life were the US marines, your mother and you kids.””) Used by the State, Even in Death by Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers

June 1, 2012 Leave a comment

My father died last year. One of the last wishes of this retired career marine father was to have a burial at sea in the tradition of the military.

He told me upon his death bed, “The only important things in my life were the US marines, your mother and you kids.”

I wasn’t pleased at all with this decision for a military burial as I do not believe that the US military really “takes care of its own” at all. One need just look at all the military veterans who are homeless or had their bodies and ashes dumped in landfills for evidence of this. But it was my father’s life and death and, since I no longer live in the USA, it was difficult for me to try to convince my father and remaining family that we should have a quiet family-only ceremony like we did for my mother.

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(Gunny G: The WW II DUCKS (DUKW) Are Alive and Well @ Stone Mountain, Georgia!) ~ CAMP MCGILL D.U.K.W.S “DUCKS

April 1, 2012 3 comments
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GUNNY G NOTE:

I recently visited Stone Mountain, Georgia, and I was both surprised and pleased to see them using the old WW II DUKW (DUCKS) there as guided tour buses!

(See Wikipedia)

They do both the perimeter of SM, and also go amphib on one of the lakes there, and ashore again.

The park is a great historical site, and seeing the old DUCKS up and running there is a bonus for any old Marine, like me, to behold!

Semper Watching!

Gunny G

aka: Dick Gaines

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I SERVED WITH ONE OF THE LAST DUCK UNITS IN THE MARINE CORP DURING THE MIDDLE 1950S 1956 THRU 1957 MY UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT WE WERE THE LAST GROUND TROOPS IN JAPAN PRIOR TO NAM. I HAVE GREAT MEMORIES OF CAMP MCGILL AND THE LIBERTIES IN YOKOHAMA AN YOKOSKA. MOST OF THE ACTIVITY AT CAMP MCGILL WHEN I SERVED THERE WAS WITH TRACS AND TANKS. D.U.K.W.S OR “DUCKS” WERE CONSIDERED OBSOLESCENT AFTER 1957. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMEMBER SOME GREAT TIMES. ROGER GIBSON

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Gunny G: “Don’t Send That Outraged E-Mail” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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Gunny G: "Don't Send That Outraged E-Mail" Don't Send That Outraged E-Mail by Gary North by Gary North Recently by Gary North: Dear Unpublished Author: Blog it instead, I'm going to show you how. It's free. It's fast. It's the way to go. Ask Matt Drudge. He didn't send an email to Newsweek deploring the spiking of an article. He posted his report – without objections – on his blog in 1998. This eventually got a President impeached. His site gets 6 million visits a day. Meanwhile, Newsweek … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told … Read More

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“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him….. (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)) (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

August 29, 2011 1 comment

“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him…..Prager Zeitung ^ | June 30, 10 | A reader of Prager ZeitungPosted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:40:54 AM by MindBender26Edited on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:46:35 AM by Admin Moderator. [history] This is a comment from a reader of Prager Zeitung, a German language newspaper published in Prague:“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capab … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told … Read More

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Chicago–Communist Paradise of the Midwest ~ By Al Benson Jr. (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

There is a new and slightly longer article up on… http://www.CakewalkBlogs.com/antiestablishmenthistory/ *** http://www.cakewalkblogs.com/antiestablishmenthistory/chicagocommunist-paradise-midwestby-al-benson-jr.aspx dealing with the history of communism in the fair city of Chicago. Guess what, communism in this country started in Chicago. So what else is new?Al ***** Chicago–Communist Paradise of the Midwest Posted Today at 4:20 PM By Al Bens … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)) (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)) REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are told … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/Read More

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August 19, 2011 3 comments

“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/Read More

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Gunny G: About Those New Army Blue Uniforms and The Hand-Me-Down “Marines” Blues…. (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

August 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Gunny G: About Those New Army Blue Uniforms and The Hand-Me-Down "Marines" Blues.... Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Dress greens out, dress blues in for Army By Lisa Burgess, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Friday, August 22, 2008 S&S file photo The Army's dress blue Army Service Uniform, which just replaced the dress green and white versions, will look subtly different from the existing dress blue uniform, shown here, which soldiers will be allowed to wear from now until 2014, the blue ASU's mandated wear date. ARLINGTON, Va. … Read More

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“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him….. (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him…..Prager Zeitung ^ | June 30, 10 | A reader of Prager ZeitungPosted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:40:54 AM by MindBender26Edited on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:46:35 AM by Admin Moderator. [history] This is a comment from a reader of Prager Zeitung, a German language newspaper published in Prague:“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capab … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him….. (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“The danger to US is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him…..Prager Zeitung ^ | June 30, 10 | A reader of Prager ZeitungPosted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:40:54 AM by MindBender26Edited on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 8:46:35 AM by Admin Moderator. [history] This is a comment from a reader of Prager Zeitung, a German language newspaper published in Prague:“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capab … Read More

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang Rate This // REPUBLICAN PARTY, RED FROM THE START by Alan Stang February 1, 2008 NewsWithViews.com Many patriots these days lament that the Republican Party has “lost its way” and “gone wrong.” It has “diverged” from the fiscally responsible, small government philosophy of Republican heroes like Robert Taft whom Eisenhower’s handlers finagled out of the nomination for President in 1952. We are to … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” (via ~ BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

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“I agree with Clyde Wilson that America can’t be saved or returned to its roots until the Republican Party is destroyed.” –Thomas DiLorenzo Re The Real DiLorenzo http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/the-real-dilorenzo-a-%E2%80%98southern-partisan%E2%80%99-interview/ — ********** POSTS ADDED 24/7… JUST CLICK LINK BELOW''' http://www.GunnyG.wordpress.com ***** R. W. "Dick" Gaines (Gunny G) http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/ ********** FACEBOOK-Gunny … Read More

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The USMC’s Forgotten Amphibious Assault on Baghdad

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment
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The USMC’s Forgotten Amphibious Assault on Baghdad
Aviation Week ^ | January 24, 2011 | Paul McLeary

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 6:01:42 PM by Neil E. Wright


With the proposed cancellation of the Marine Corps planned amphibious vehicle of the future—the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle—about to be put up for debate in Congress, there has been a lot of talk lately about how the Marines haven’t made a wartime amphibious landing since the Korean war.

But that isn’t necessarily true. In April 2003 the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force was approaching Baghdad from the east, but found that the Iraqis had blown holes in the two main bridges on Route 6 leading into East Baghdad. The Marines knocking on Baghdad’s door were stuck—or at least they might have been if they weren’t riding in Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV). So they hit the water.

As a Marine history describes it, the Marines didn’t know if their vehicles would even float, since they only received the AAVs three days before the invasion.

Colonel Toolan made the decision to swim the AAVs across the river with the top hatches open (to allow a quick escape if they foundered before reaching the other side of the river.) At 1100Z, the first vehicle from Alpha Company was ‘feet wet’. The Marines cheered as each vehicle swam across the river. As 1/4 continued inland to expand the beachhead line, it encountered sporadic small arms fire. The enemy began to pull back in the face of the assault, and now the Division had two fronts from which to pressure the capitol. Third Battalion, 1st Marines, crossed the river and passed through 1/4′s lines, heading south to secure the far side of the northern Diyala Bridge.

But the best part of the story might be the recon mission that two Marines undertook in order to make sure that the AAV’s would cross at a spot advantageous for the unit.

As fires were exchanged across the river 500 meters north of their position, Lieutenant Roeder and Corporal Brian Goff stripped down to their ‘green on green’ shorts and tee shirts. Armed with only their pistols, the two combat engineers swam 150 meters across the river.

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Amid a nationwide public outcry regarding the whole matter of the drownings in particular and Marine Corps training practices in general, LtGen Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller was recalled to active duty to testify at the trial regarding Marine training and tradition.”

“Mrs. Puller protested to her husband citing previous trouble and controversy in Puller’s career. Puller told her, “…The important thing is the Marine Corps. If we let ‘em, they’ll tear it to pieces. Headquarters won’t speak up. It’s my duty to do it.”
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Gunny G: Sounds Like One P!zzed Ex-something-or-other…

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Sounds like one p!ssed-off ex-something-or-other… ?????

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Veteran walking barefoot for a cause

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Ron Zaleski, barefoot and covered with a sandwich board reading “18 Vets a Day commit suicide,” approached a man in a Jonesborough parking lot Friday.

The Vietnam-era Marine Corps veteran had just been rebuffed by a woman in an adjacent lot but was undeterred in his quest to garner support for more suicide prevention counseling for soldiers and veterans.Roger Kennedy of Piney Flats was more receptive.

“I’m a veteran, too,” Kennedy told Zaleski as the latter explained how he is walking across the United States on foot and will present his petition and case in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11, 2011.The pair briefly swapped experiences — Kennedy served in Vietnam during a 1969-1972 Army stint, while Zaleski remained stateside during his service from 1970-72 — and Zaleski told Kennedy why he thought more could be done to prevent suicides among soldiers and sailors returning from combat.“Look what they didn’t do for us,” Kennedy said of what many Vietnam veterans see as a lack of government support for combat veterans during the 1970s. “And now here they are not doing it again.”Indeed, a U.S. Defense Department task force reported just this week that suicides among active-duty military members have continued a dramatic rise that began several years ago.

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Marine Rips Into Congressman!

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This is a clip that will have you standing and applauding if you are a lover of liberty and freedom for all!

This Marine stands up and unashamedly rips into his congressman to the cheers and standing ovations of his fellow constituents.

He says, “Now I’ve heard recently you and other people on the national political stage call us Brownshirts because we oppose you…But I will remind you a little history lesson.

The Nazi’s were the National Socialist Party. They were leftist. They took over the finance, they took over the car industry, they took over the healthcare in that country.

If Nancy Pelosi wants to find a swastika maybe the first place she should look is the sleeve of her own arm! Now what I want to know is, you’ve done a lot of things to violate your constitutional oath. What I want to know is, as a marine, as a disabled veteran that served this country, I’ve kept my oath. Do you EVER intend to keep yours?!”This is 2 minutes of pure patriotic passion! Enjoy!

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The Sayonara Marines-Japan 1950s!: She Ain’t Got No YoYo….

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She Ain’t Got No YoYo….

May 22 2000 at 12:56 AM

Dick Gaines

Anybody have the correct name/spelling of the above song?

If so, please let me know.With the correct spelling/name, I can likely find it on a midi– web search for downloading to this site, and/or at least link it here.

Thanx

Dick

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Gunny G: Chesty Puller On Loyalty Down

August 16, 2010 1 comment

…I think, from what I read in the papers yesterday of the testimony of General Pate before this court, that he agrees and regrets that this man was ever ordered tried by general court-martial.”

“Puller went into the noncom’s club that night with Berman, two Marine generals and other officers; the big crowd stood, shouting until he spoke:

‘I’ve talked enough for today. This will be my last request. Do your duty and the Marine Corps will be as great as it has always been for another thousand years.

‘The applause was deafening.”

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos You won’t believe what military thinks of historic Southern symbol (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)

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Gunny G: That Old Slouch Hat — Campaign Hat USMC

August 12, 2010 1 comment

I like the book, Soldiers Of The Sea, by Robert Debs Heinl, Jr., Colonel, USMC, for many reasons.

I personally consider it to be the most thorough and detailed account of the Marine Corps as it was. And, I also like it, if for no other reason, the opening pages contain the photograph by Lou Lowery of the actual flag raising at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on 23 February 1945–not, mind you, the photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the “replacement” flag raising which occurred later that same morning.

And, the scope of Heinl’s book is from 1775 thru 1962–just as well, after 1962…well, things began to change in many ways for the old Corps soon after that. In any case, this author presents a most thorough and detailed account of Corps history with information on topics of interest that I’ve seen in no other writings.I was surprised to read that Colonel Heinl referred to the service hat, or campaign hat as it is more popularly known, as the “old slouch hat.” Prior to my reading of that I had thought of that term soley as a reference to the Australian campaign-type hat; and this caused me to look into the matter a bit further.

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Gunny G: HEY, WHAT’S THAT SOUND I HEAR? ….THAT’S AARUGHA, NOT OOHRAH!!!!!

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HEY, WHAT’S THAT SOUND I HEAR? ….THAT’S AARUGHA, NOT OOHRAH!!!!!

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Ever wonder where some of the most common items of our Marine Corps history came from? Things like the term “Jarhead,” etc.? Most of these things are pretty well known by all Marines. But, then, there are also numerous cases where our accepted history is just plain inaccurate. For instance, Major Devereaux’s last message from the besieged Wake Island in early World War Two–”Send Us More Japs”–or that the red stripe on the blue uniform trousers of officers and NCOs (sometimes referred to as bloodstripes) commemorates the Marine blood spilled at the battle of Chapultapec in 1847. These two items are not true, and there are many more things like this that I have addressed elsewhere on my websites.

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The Military Pays the Price for Obama’s Agenda Stimulus for everyone but the Military

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Welcome to the Obama recovery.While the bailouts proceed apace, next year’s defense budget barely holds pace with inflation. Obama admitted in Washingtonese that he targeted the DoD for reduction….

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Return to Makin Island

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Return to Makin Island

YouTube ^ | 7 August 2010 | MePosted on Saturday, August 07, 2010 4:22:47 PM by paterfamilias

I have seen this before, but it is well-worth watching again.I find it both sad and inspirational, as we fight a pitched battle, starting on November 2, to preserve and restore the Constitution that they died defending.

In the early days of WW II the Marine raiders attacked Makin Island and left behind 19 dead Marines after asking the islanders to make sure that they received a proper burial.In 1999 the remains were discovered.

This is a touching tribute.

Semper Fidelis.

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