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A Tribute to Old Glory – by one of the people we’re fighting for at home while they fight for us abroad

If you’ve served in the military, you’ve heard it read at some point: “My Name Is Old Glory”, read at retirement ceremonies, change of command, and funerals. Never gave much thought to the origins of the poem, until I saw … Continue reading

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North Korea does two things badly

Thing 1 Feed its people In Pyongyang, food appears plentiful, with sidewalk vendors doing brisk business selling roasted sweet potatoes and chestnuts, ice cream bars and griddle-fried pancakes. Those with cash can splurge on hamburgers and pizza. But aid workers … Continue reading

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A “Thank You” from the earthquake victims in Japan to all the nations that helped them

We were all shocked by the devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan afterward. We watched as the US Navy arrived with helicopters and supplies, runways and docks were cleared, and search and rescue and relief … Continue reading

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“I did not choose the pen, or the microscope, or the musical instrument to make a living. I chose the gun”

h/t (interestingly) Ricochet.com Many people, in their chosen fields of endeavor, use various instruments and tools to make a living. A tool is basically an extension of one’s own body. The hammer – used to replace the palm of your … Continue reading

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“Damn you, Wikileaks!” Obama Great Bowing Apologizing Tour partially thwarted, docs reveal

Bowing was only the beginning for what Obama hoped would be a complete supplication before Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in November of 2009. He originally wanted to prostrate himself at both Nagasaki and Hiroshima as well, Wikileaks docs … Continue reading

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