October 20, 2017
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Mexico City: Israel Is There when Disaster Hits

September 24, 2017 JoshuaPundit 0

For a nation demonized in so many quarters, it’s amazing how often a tiny country like Israel is there when disaster hits. The latest instance was in Mexico City, which suffered a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 149 people. Among other things, the killer quake exposed a [Read More]

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Gettysburg – A Fourth Of July Long Ago

July 4, 2017 JoshuaPundit 0

Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. – Carl Sandburg One hundred and fifty four years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine whether the Union would [Read More]

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Wonder Woman – A Review, Sort Of

June 8, 2017 Proof Positive 0

‘Wonder Woman’ is the epic story of a man, a woman, a dog and a piano. Okay, you can forget the part about the dog and the piano. I wrote that before I saw the movie. I’m going to try to do this without any spoilers, but let me start [Read More]

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A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

June 6, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

This footage of the events leading up to and around D-Day was a lucky find thanks to fellow blogger and WWII veteran, Mr. G. P. Cox of Pacific Paratrooper. The National Archives Unwritten Record Blog by Audrey Amidon Jack Lieb went to Europe in 1943 with two movie cameras: He [Read More]

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Bachelor’s Corner on Memorial Day Sunday

May 28, 2017 Puma ByDesign 1

Our friend, Vassarbushmills of Unified Patriots prepared this touching essay in honor of Memorial Day. I will sit down with my grandchildren this weekend and we’ll read Vassar’s essay together after which there will be a discussion about Memorial Day. Enjoy. Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills On Sundays, for over three [Read More]

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Wild West: Kit Carson-Fur Trapper, Indian Agent & Soldier

May 25, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

American Minute with William J. Federer Following Lewis and Clark’s expedition, notable mountain men explored America’s west. Notable names include: John Frémont, Joseph Meek, John Sutter, Peter Skene Ogden, Jedediah Smith, William Sublette, Hugh Glass, Jim Bridger and Kit Carson. Kit Carson was a fur trapper, soldier and Indian agent. [Read More]

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A Shout Out To Honor ANZAC Day

April 25, 2017 JoshuaPundit 0

How do you adequately thank a true friend, someone whose stands by you when it counts? ANZAC Day is a perfect occasion to do exactly that. Because today is ANZAC day, when our brave allies in Oz and New Zealand honor their superb Diggers and Kiwis, the fighting men who [Read More]

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Gen. John Kelly: “They Saved Us All”

February 5, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    After serving the Marine Corps for 45 years, General John Kelly is now serving America as Secretary of Homeland Security. These days, General Kelly, and every other Trump nominee for an important position, is the target of vitriol by people not qualified to referee a dog fight, [Read More]

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The Right Thing To Do

January 3, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   These are the benighted denizens of flyover country. These are the people that rattle around in the progressive “basket of deplorables.” This is America. From Fox News: Navy veteran Jerry Wayne Pino died on Dec. 12th in Long Beach, Mississippi.  He was 70 years old. We don’t know that much [Read More]

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Of Anime and Real Life Giants

December 3, 2016 William of Ockham 0

By Scott Kirwin For the past few weeks I’ve been watching large amounts of Japanese anime. Most of the limited TV watching I do is shared with the Wife, and if I stumble across something particularly good I save it so that we can watch it together. But she doesn’t like anime, [Read More]

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The Ten Greatest War Movies

September 14, 2016 RAvrech 5

by Robert J. Avrech Movies about war are ideally suited to the kinetic energy of motion pictures. The eternal themes of love, courage and loyalty are given full range in the theater of war. Readers will immediately notice the absence of silent films and movies from Hollywood’s golden age. Yes, [Read More]

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Heroism knows no age

August 27, 2016 Doug Hagin 0

Some things I post make me laugh, others, well, make me need Kleenex ASCOLI PIECENO, Italy –  In the chaos of Italy’s devastating earthquake, an older sister’s embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by [Read More]