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Hanoi T-shirt sales funding campaign
World Net Daily ^ | August 21, 2004

Posted on 08/21/2004 1:18:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Presidential candidate John Kerry can count on the support of at least one group of Vietnam Veterans – and they're still in Vietnam.

Following Kerry's denunciation of the ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, criticizing him for exaggerating his war record, a group of former U.S. soldiers gathered in Hanoi to express their support for Kerry and to call President Bush a "draft dodger" for his service in the Texas Air National Guard during the war. And they were selling T-shirts to tourists to raise money for Kerry's campaign.

The $5 shirts sport a picture of President Bush with a line crossed through it and have "Americans Overseas for Kerry" emblazoned across the front. The proceeds are earmarked for donation to the Kerry campaign.

"The first day they came in, we had a stack at a cafe and were examining them, and four Japanese tourists asked if they could buy them," said Chuck Searcy, an Athens, Georgia, veteran who served in Vietnam for one year.

Searcy, who has lived and worked in Vietnam for nine years, is a representative of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

"It's an effort on the part of a few of us to bring some attention to Kerry's war record to counter some of the allegations and some of the lies being made of his service in Vietnam," he told Reuters.

Searcy said arrangements for printing the shirts were made by Larry Holzman, a Hanoi-based American who runs DTK International, a non-profit organization that markets condoms and contraceptives in Vietnam.

"We had very serious disagreements among ourselves about the war," Searcy told Associated Press in criticism of the ads, "but the creed was that we never spoke ill of another veteran. That ethic has been violated in this election, and it's pretty shameful."

The Swift Boat Veterans would probably agree. In their second ad, a young John Kerry appears on behalf of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in April 1971, testifying that his fellow troops in Vietnam "had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."

According to the May 19, 1997, Viet Nam News, Searcy was part of a contingent of former members of VVAW, who came to Hanoi to honor Ho Chi Minh and to mark the 30th anniversary of VVAW's founding which fell on the North Vietnamese communist leader's birthday.

The new blockbuster, Unfit for Service, notes that Kerry also praised Ho Chi Minh in 1971, comparing him to George Washington.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004electionfraud; campaign; chucksearcy; electionlaws; expats; fec; feclaws; foreigncontributions; funnymoney; hanoi; illegalfundraising; johnkerry; kerry; swiftboat; tshirt; veterans; vietnam; vvaw
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To: BMC1

You need to post it on a website, and then use an html img tag.

Can someone point bmc1 to the html faq thread??


41 posted on 08/21/2004 2:17:27 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"but the creed was that we never spoke ill of another veteran. That ethic has been violated in this election, and it's pretty shameful."

How do you explain away Kerry who obviously missed the initial memo in 1971.

Kerry has been smearing Viet Vets for over 3 decades.

What an absolute dunce and someone who only has his enterprise and bank account at heart.

Shameful? Take a good hard look at what Kerry is still doing. <>P>Then keep your mouth shut cause, "You didn't serve in their boats, so how do you know?"

42 posted on 08/21/2004 2:18:30 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Democrat - It's in the dictionary - It's between "delusional" and "dimwit.")
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To: adam_az

boxerblues did. Thanks.


43 posted on 08/21/2004 2:19:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: N. Theknow

What you said.

Dittos!


44 posted on 08/21/2004 2:20:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: adam_az

Thank you, I appreciate everyone's help.


45 posted on 08/21/2004 2:20:37 PM PDT by BMC1
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To: adam_az
HTML Bootcamp"
46 posted on 08/21/2004 2:22:32 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: BMC1
Can someone tell me exactly how to post a picture

tape it to your screen...then press Enter..We'll all see it!!!

you have mail.

47 posted on 08/21/2004 2:22:47 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I Just fell off the boat!! Kerry I need you! Uh..nevermind, it's only hip deep...right now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
My Son's Shirt is Better. LOL


48 posted on 08/21/2004 2:26:59 PM PDT by BushCountry (Son's T-Shirt -- http://www.cafepress.com/kerrybetrayal)
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To: BMC1
Can someone tell me exactly how to post a picture? I have one I received in an email I would like to post.

Thank you.

The first rule, and the most important, is that the picture has to be on a website. Having received it in an email means it only exists on your computer. You have to get it up to a website otherwise we cannot see it here. Those instructions depend on what you've got for a website, so we'll do that in freepmail if someone hasn't already done it.

In the meantime, here's how you post a picture. What you're going to do is copy the address of the picture so you can paste it here within an HTML command for displaying an image that has this format:

<img src="address of picture that you copied">

Instructions for Displaying a Picture in a Snappy Comment

  1. Locate the picture on some website or upload it to one of your own.
  2. Place your mouse on the picture and right click to display the popup menu.
  3. Click Properties to display the Properties dialog.
  4. About midway down is Address (URL) with http:// to its right. Move your mouse pointer to the left of the http until the pointer changes to an I-beam.
  5. Click and hold the left mouse button, and drag down to highlight the address. When it stops highlighting, you've reached the end of the address, which is usually either jpg or gif.
  6. Keeping your mouse pointer within the highlighted text, right click again to display the popup menu.
  7. Click Copy. The address is now ready to be pasted into a snappy comment on Freerepublic, but you're not done yet.
  8. Start the snappy comment and when you're ready to place the picture type these characters exactly:

<img src="

Then paste the address of the picture by right-clicking the mouse and selecting Paste. Then close it up with these two final characters:

">

This is exactly how I created the line to post this picture of our favorite columnist from her website. The picture is located at

http://www.townhall.com/acimgs/webimages/coulter124.jpg
and the HTML is:

<img src="http://www.townhall.com/acimgs/webimages/coulter124.jpg">


49 posted on 08/21/2004 2:35:49 PM PDT by Dahoser (Kevin Martin for Congress. The campaign begins now.)
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To: Prime Choice

Gee- All these guys want to do is draw attention to Kerry's war record?

That is all the Swifties want to do, along with Freepers, and other honest Americans.

We just want to see ALL the records. All of Kerry's war records. Now that's all. And I'm not selling any stinking t-shirt that disses Bush to do the above.


50 posted on 08/21/2004 2:36:26 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: airborne
"but the creed was that we never spoke ill of another veteran. That ethic has been violated in this election, and it's pretty shameful-"

"According to the May 19, 1997, Viet Nam News, Searcy was part of a contingent of former members of VVAW, who came to Hanoi to honor Ho Chi Minh and to mark the 30th anniversary of VVAW's founding which fell on the North Vietnamese communist leader's birthday

51 posted on 08/21/2004 2:40:18 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset www.2asisters.org www.cantheban.net)
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To: itsinthebag

see my post #51


52 posted on 08/21/2004 2:43:43 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset www.2asisters.org www.cantheban.net)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Searcy was there to HONOR Ho Chi Minh? Hmmm.... imagine a republican living in Germany who honors the birthday of Hitler, selling pro-Bush shirts. Think he's get such a loving backrub from the press?


53 posted on 08/21/2004 2:45:58 PM PDT by boop (Testing the tagline feature!)
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To: BMC1

the problem is that it's in an e-mail. It needs to be hosted a site on the internet before you can link to it here. You can't copy photos from your email. Send me freepmail and I'll help you further


54 posted on 08/21/2004 2:46:06 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset www.2asisters.org www.cantheban.net)
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To: boop
ROTFLMAO......in some far off parallel universe maybe
55 posted on 08/21/2004 2:47:17 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset www.2asisters.org www.cantheban.net)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

The picture has already been posted and the email is a bogus chain letter.


56 posted on 08/21/2004 2:48:33 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

okay...thanks. I was just trying to be helpful.


57 posted on 08/21/2004 2:49:47 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama (Can The Ban - let the AWB sunset www.2asisters.org www.cantheban.net)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This Phil Karber?

Phil Karber former Under-Sec of Defence wrote a great article in HARVARD LAW REVIEW


58 posted on 08/21/2004 2:59:22 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: BushisTheMan

Could it be?


59 posted on 08/21/2004 3:19:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I'm asking. The majority of freepers here are the most informed and smartest people I've read. And the humor...


60 posted on 08/21/2004 3:28:04 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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