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  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • Man on the Moon July 20, 1969-Remembering the "Magnificent Seven" Serbs in the Apollo Space Program

    07/23/2015 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Tom Djurdjevich
    Aleksandra's Note: Many thanks to Tom Djurdjevich for this essay and reminder about the Serbs who were directly involved with the American Apollo Space Program. This makes me very proud to be an American Serb and I'm honored to call one of these gentlemen, NASA Project Coordinator David Vuich, a friend. David Vuich is one of our esteemed Serbian patriots here in America who was also very active in the "Mihailovich Monument in Washington, D.C. project" that was initiated in the mid 1970's. So glad that David Vuich is still going strong today. The Serbian Diaspora is very fortunate to...
  • Five years on, Saddam's successor resurfaces (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

    06/18/2008 2:33:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 204+ views
    alJazeera Magazine ^ | 6/17/08 | Nicola Nasser
    Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. By Nicola Nasser Addouri Outlines Anti-U.S. Strategy For the first time since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in April 2003, the deputy of Saddam Hussein, the late President of Iraq, Izzat Ibrahim Addouri has resurfaced, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, in a lengthy interview with Abdel-Azim Manaf, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Mawqif Al-Arabi, not a mainstream, on May 26 to lay out the strategy and tactics of the Iraqi resistance led by the former ruling party, Al-Baath. Addouri's resurface and...
  • Communion on the moon

    07/27/2013 2:27:22 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 7-24-13 | Marvin Olasky
    Pardon me, please, if you’re familiar with this terrific story, but I never knew it: Former astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin celebrated the Lord’s Supper on the moon 44 years ago, on July 20. Aldrin was an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church near Houston. According to London’s Daily Mail, a Presbyterian General Assembly gave Aldrin permission to administer communion to himself on the moon, using a small plastic container of wine and some bread.
  • 1969 YAF Convention in St. Louis

    07/01/2013 7:24:51 AM PDT · by sethoffenbach · 12 replies
    7/1/2013 | Seth Offenbach
    I am a historian who is writing a book about the conservative movement in the 1960s and early 1970s. If you were active back then and want to talk to me, I'd be really interested in your memories and views of the movement. I am especially interested in any first-person narratives of the 1969 YAF convention which sounds like it was very memorable. My email address is or Thank you for any help and I will obviously be willing to offer you any verification that I am a legitimate historian if you need.
  • R. B. Greaves, Pop Singer, Dies at 68

    10/10/2012 3:37:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    R. B. Greaves, an R&B singer whose 1969 hit “Take a Letter, Maria” reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart, died on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 68. His death was confirmed by his son, Shiloh Greaves. “Take a Letter, Maria,” which Mr. Greaves wrote, is about a hard-working man who dictates a “Dear Jane” letter to his secretary after coming home to find his wife “in the arms of another man.” He sings, more in acceptance than in anger: “So take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife/Say I won’t be coming home, gonna start a...
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • Daniel Moynihan Memo on CO2 and Warming from 1969

    07/28/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 9 replies
    Nixon Library ^ | Sept 17, 1969 | Dan Moynihan
    MEMORANDUM THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON September 17, 1969 FOR JOHN EHRLICHMAN As with so many of the more interesting environmental questions, we really don't have very satisfactory measurements of the carbon dioxide problem. On the other hand, this very clearly is a problem, and, perhaps most particularly, is one that can seize the imagination of persons normally indifferent to projects of apocalyptic change. The process is a simple one. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has the effect of a pane of glass in a greenhouse. The C02 content is normally in a stable cycle, but recently man has begun to...
  • Meet (or rather not) the Janjaweeds butchers - the Arab racist, fascist, supremacist version of KKK

    04/18/2010 4:26:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 963+ views
    Meet (or rather not) the Janjaweeds butchers - the Arab racist, fascist, supremacist version of the KKK "The Janjaweed are like a grotesque mixture of the mafia and the Ku Klux Klan," says Prendergast. "These guys have a racist ideology that sees the Arab population as the supreme population that would like to see the subjugation of non-Arab peoples. They’re criminal racketeers that have been supported very directly by the government to wage the war against the people of Darfur." Online NewsHour: Crisis in Sudan | Janjaweed Militia | PBS7 Apr 2006 ... Janjaweed Militia - In-depth Coverage of...
  • Radical Rage: Marxist Mob Plans to Occupy Wall Street

    09/17/2011 7:45:16 AM PDT · by clove · 19 replies ^ | Sep 16th, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The artwork associated with a political movement says a lot about that movement. The US Day of Rage’s Twitter feed features a photo of a defaced ten-dollar bill. Someone has added black hair and a Hitler moustache to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, whom Congress honored in 1999 as “the man who more than any other designed the Government of the United States.” The Founders as Nazis: that’s what the leftists who plan to occupy Wall Street tomorrow think of the American experiment. It’s not as if the media-savvy organizers of the US Day of Rage don’t understand the significance of...
  • The Brady-Nixon Connection

    09/09/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 26, 2011 The conspiratorial connection that will blow your mind! ;)
  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya

    11/03/2007 2:53:07 AM PDT · by Wiz · 17 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Nov 3 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT In the 28-minute audio tape called "Unity of the Ranks," Ayman al-Zawahri also announced that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was joining ranks with al-Qaida. "The Islamic nation is witnessing a blessed step ... The brothers are escalating the confrontation against the enemies of Islam: Gadhafi and his masters, the Washington crusaders," al-Zawahri said...
  • Charles Manson family member who admitted stabbing heiress on his orders is denied parole

    01/26/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:49 PM on 21st January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Charles Manson follower has been ordered to remain in prison after parole board officials rejected her claim she was a changed woman. The two-member panel said the viciousness and notoriety of Patricia Krenwinkel's crimes outweighed her efforts at rehabilitation behind bars. Krenwinkel, now 63, wept and apologised during the hearing, but officials said the deaths of seven people in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders 'remained relevant'.
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • Arnold: No Parole For Manson Follower

    06/28/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | DON THOMPSON
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected a recommendation to parole a member of Charles Manson's cult who was convicted of taking part in killings more than four decades ago. Bruce Davis is serving life sentences for two 1969 slayings, although he was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. The governor in a letter made public on Monday reversed a January decision by the state parole board, saying the murders were "especially heinous." "I believe his release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society at this time,"...
  • Nuclear Leak In North Korea

    06/23/2010 11:33:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/23/2010 | Gordon G. Chang
    Is Kim Jong-il building a new type of weapon? On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. Because the wind was blowing south at the time, the source of the gas could not have been one of South Korea's nuclear plants. The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained...
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - 12/18/69 The Last Great James Bond Movie Premiered (40 years ago)

    12/17/2009 3:08:00 PM PST · by Perdogg · 55 replies · 1,762+ views
    12.18.09 | Perdogg
    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Pretitle Sequence “This Never Happened to the other Fellar” Maurice Binder’s Title Sequence The Real James Bond, George Lazenby (Born 09-05-1939) Diana Rigg (born 07-30-1938) as the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo Telly Savalas (01-21-1922 – 01-22-1994) as Ernst Starvo Blofeld Rest of the Cast Gabriele Ferzetti as Marc-Ange Draco - Head of the Union Corse, a major crime syndicate and Tracy's father Ilse Steppat as Irma Bunt - Blofeld's henchwoman who takes part in his quest to try and eliminate Bond. Bernard Lee as M - Head of...
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Libya's Gadhafi Lashes Out at US (Obama's charm not working)

    06/11/2009 12:14:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 898+ views
    VOA ^ | 6/11/09 | Sabina Castelfranco
    Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has lashed out at the United States by likening the 1986 U.S. Strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks on the United States in 2001. He was speaking Thursday in Rome, where he is on a three-day official visit. In a speech to Italian lawmakers, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged the world to understand the reasons that motivate terrorists. He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the devil, if it brings about a solution." While condemning al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, he implied there was little difference between bin Laden's...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church (Complete Article)

    06/14/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    June 14, 2009Obama's Other Controversial ChurchBy Andrew Walden "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather...
  • CA: Ex-Garamendi adviser pleads guilty to child-porn possession (former Clinton dep. sec'y of Navy)

    12/23/2008 9:33:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,078+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/23/08 | Suan Shroder
    SAN DIEGO – A former adviser to Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and a former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy under President Clinton pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Wade Rowland Sanders, 67, an attorney, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan, U.S. Attorney Karen P. Hewitt said in a written statement released Monday night. According to court records, Sanders admitted that on or about May 2, he possessed a computer and computer media that he knew contained more than 600 images of...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama (FReep this Buzz!!!)

    11/01/2008 9:16:19 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 1,177+ views
    Buzz ^ | November 1, 2008
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  • "You Don't Need To Be a Weatherman..." (Lyrics to Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues')

    07/01/2008 9:26:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 63 replies · 408+ views
    several sources | several authors
    "Those who later formed the Weatherman organization produced a paper at the Students for a Democratic Society Convention in Chicago in June of 1969. With a nod to Bob Dylan, the sponsors titled their epistle: 'You Don’t Need A Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Is Blowing.'" "Dubbing itself the Weathermen, this new organization took its name from a line in Bob Dylan’s 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'—'you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows'—and within months had set off bombs at the National Guard headquarters and set in motion plans to bomb targets across the country"
  • Resume Of A Terrorist: Obama's Buddy Ayers

    09/02/2008 10:27:41 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 25 replies · 762+ views
    postchronicle ^ | Sep 2, 2008 | Jim Kouri
    Resume Of A Terrorist: Obama's Buddy Ayers by Jim Kouri Published: Sep 2, 2008 While the likes of the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and other news organizations have their reporters digging for dirt on Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for vice president, their savior-in-waiting Barack Obama is getting a free ride at the expense of truth. It's no secret that the denizens of America's newsrooms want Obama sitting in the Oval Office, but Americans are being purposely duped by the Democrat National Committee's volunteer publicists, formerly known as the mainstream news media. If...
  • THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT...An Analysis of the Alinsky Model

    04/30/2008 5:17:09 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 7 replies · 621+ views
    GOPublius ^ | May 2, 1969 | Hillary D. Rodham
    "THERE IS ONLY THE FIGHT..."An Analysis of the Alinsky Model A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree under the Special Honors Program, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Hillary D. Rodham Political Science 2 May, 1969 [from page 10...] "Alinsky outlines American history focusing on men he would call 'radical,' confronting his readers again with the 'unique' way Americans have synthesized the alien roots of radicalism, Marxism, Utopian socialism, syndicalism, the French Revolution, with their own conditions and experiences:Where are the American Radicals? They were with Patrick Henry in the Virginia Hall of Burgesses;...
  • Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate (1969 Debate: WFB is Brilliant!)

    02/29/2008 7:24:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies · 1,078+ views
    From 1969, but still very relavent today. (sic)
  • How the Clintons hid Hillary's thesis

    11/12/2007 1:19:58 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies · 440+ views
    MSNBC Interactive ^ | Sept. 6, 2007 | Bill Dedman
    “…It was early 1993, in the first days of the Clinton administration, when Hillary Clinton's friend and former thesis adviser at Wellesley College took the phone call that would land him in the middle of a political intrigue. "I got a call from ... the White House — shortly after the inauguration, saying the Clintons had decided not to release her thesis," professor Alan H. Schechter told "I said, 'Why? It's a good thesis.' I got some mumbo jumbo about how they were beginning to work on health care and she had criticized Sen. Moynihan in the thesis, and...
  • “There is only the Fight”--Hillary’s plan for ‘social revolution’ now available online

    08/21/2007 5:47:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 70 replies · 2,304+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-21-07 | Andrew Walden
    “There is only the Fight”   By Andrew | 8/21/2007 Hillary Clinton has a written life plan, but there have been only two copies available to the public—until now. Written in 1969, and kept under lock and key during her years as First Lady, Hillary’s Wellesley College senior thesis has only been readable in person at the campus library and in a single microfilm copy made available to individual researchers on inter-library loan. Clinton lawyers have previously blocked people who sought to make it public. A read of the 92-page thesis, titled “There is only the Fight, An...
  • OMG, UNBELIEVABLE: Wellesley College 1969 Student Commencement Speech of Hillary D. Rodham

    Wellesley College 1969 Student Commencement Speech Hillary D. Rodham May 31, 1969 Ruth M. Adams, ninth president of Wellesley College, introduced Hillary D. Rodham, '69, at the 91st commencement exercises, as follows: In addition to inviting Senator Brooke to speak to them this morning, the Class of '69 has expressed a desire to speak to them and for them at this morning's commencement. There was no debate so far as I could ascertain as to who their spokesman was to be -- Miss Hillary Rodham. Member of this graduating class, she is a major in political science and a candidate...
  • Hillary Rodham's Wellesley Commencement Speech

    01/08/2003 7:51:54 PM PST · by Slyfox · 30 replies · 605+ views
    Wellesley College ^ | May 31, 1969 | Hillary Rodham
    Wellesley College 1969 Student Commencement Speech Hillary D. Rodham May 31, 1969 Ruth M. Adams, ninth president of Wellesley College, introduced Hillary D. Rodham, '69, at the 91st commencement exercises, as follows: In addition to inviting Senator Brooke to speak to them this morning, the Class of '69 has expressed a desire to speak to them and for them at this morning's commencement. There was no debate so far as I could ascertain as to who their spokesman was to be -- Miss Hillary Rodham. Member of this graduating class, she is a major in political science and a candidate...
  • AIDS virus invaded U.S. from Haiti: study

    10/29/2007 5:11:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies · 591+ views
    yahoo. ^ | 10 29 007 | Will Dunham
    AIDS virus invaded U.S. from Haiti: study By Will Dunham 2 hours, 28 minutes ago The AIDS virus invaded the United States in about 1969 from Haiti, carried most likely by a single infected immigrant who set the stage for it to sweep the world in a tragic epidemic, scientists said on Monday. Michael Worobey, a University of Arizona evolutionary biologist, said the 1969 U.S. entry date is earlier than some experts had believed. The timeline laid out in the study led by Worobey indicates that HIV infections were occurring in the United States for roughly 12 years before AIDS...
  • '60s Figure Says He Financed Donor Hsu

    09/12/2007 12:54:53 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 148 replies · 4,245+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2007 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN and BRODY MULLINS
    Woodstock Creator Tells DA That Funds Have Gone Missing A $40 Million Shortfall Where did Norman Hsu get his money? That has been one of the big questions hanging over the prominent Democratic fund-raiser, as reports have surfaced about hundreds of thousands of dollars he made in political donations, plus lavish parties, fancy apartments and a $2 million bond he posted to get out of jail earlier this month. New documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal may help point to an answer: A company controlled by Mr. Hsu recently received $40 million from a Madison Avenue investment fund run...
  • Terrorists Ain't What They Used To Be

    08/15/2006 10:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 653+ views
    Slate ^ | Aug. 15, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    SAO PAOLO, Brazil—A panel at a beautiful annual literary festival in Brazil, held in the almost Utopian coastal town of Parati, found me matched with Fernando Gabeira. This comparison reduced my own limited charisma value to something like zero: Gabeira has excelled at every cultural activity in Brazil from journalism and book writing to bikini modeling (is there, I wonder, a Brazilian wax for men?) to politics. A founder of the Green Party of Brazil and a leading parliamentarian, he delivered a barn-burning speech earlier this year against the exorbitant corruption of the ruling Workers' Party and, implicitly, of its...
  • Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Speech, July 1969

    05/05/2006 11:47:02 AM PDT · by WL-law · 23 replies · 4,579+ views
    self | 05-09--6 | WL-Law
    My fellow citizens: I have requested this opportunity to talk to the people of Massachusetts about the tragedy which happened last Friday evening. This morning I entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Prior to my appearance in court it would have been improper for me to comment on these matters. But tonight I am free to tell you what happened and to say what it means to me. On the weekend of July 18, I was on Martha's Vineyard Island participating with my nephew, Joe Kennedy -- as for thirty years...
  • REMEMBRANCE- St. Louis Radio Vet Recalls Vietnam

    11/11/2005 1:18:16 PM PST · by chuckpez · 1 replies · 314+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 11th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    On this special day, the Radio Equalizer can't think of a better place to spend time than at Mike Anderson's 1969 Vietnam memories site, found here. Anderson, a Vietnam vet, former St. Louis radio personality and current publisher of radio information site, has hundreds of photographs and stories from his 1969 tour. "The memories will be a constantly updated part of the website," Anderson notes. "Thirty-six years after the fact, it's not unusual that not everything comes immediately to mind." Putting the site together wasn't so easy, he admits....
  • Kennedy Questions Roberts on Civil Rights

    07/28/2005 2:44:38 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 749+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 07/28/2005 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
    WASHINGTON - After days of Democratic deference to John Roberts, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said Thursday that documents made public to date indicate the Supreme Court nominee holds a "rather cramped view of the Voting Rights Act." Materials that Roberts drafted while working at the Justice Department and White House counsel's office during the Reagan administration "certainly raise some questions in my mind about his commitment" to civil rights in general, added the Massachusetts Democrat. While couched carefully, Kennedy's remarks showed a willingness to raise pointed questions at a time when most other Democrats have stuck to pleasantries about Roberts'...
  • The Eagle Has Landed - 36 Years ago, today..

    07/20/2005 12:49:32 PM PDT · by WaveMan · 63 replies · 5,489+ views
    Me | 07/20/2005 | WaveMan
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Question for anyone?

    05/01/2005 9:18:58 AM PDT · by gibonski · 12 replies · 377+ views
    Can anyone tell me when was the first time that congress took the SS surplus into the general fund.
  • Commencement Speech, Wellesley Collegeby Hillary Rodham

    11/22/2004 3:09:38 AM PST · by PJBlogger · 33 replies · 3,267+ views
    Commencement Speech, Wellesley College by Hillary Rodham Wellesley College - May 31, 1969 "I am very glad that Miss Adams made it clear that what I am speaking for today is all of us -- the 400 of us -- and I find myself in a familiar position, that of reacting, something that our generation has been doing for quite a while now. We're not in the positions yet of leadership and power, but we do have that indispensable task of criticizing and constructive protest and I find myself reacting just briefly to some of the things that Senator Brooke...
  • Teddy Kennedy Coming to My Town - I Need a Sign that Will Generate Hate and Discontent From the Dems

    10/31/2004 3:15:22 PM PST · by bogeybob · 234 replies · 4,840+ views
    vanity | Oct 31, 2004 | bogeybob
    You guys are always good for sign content. I'll hold it and let you know what happens!
  • Proof the 2nd Purple Heart was a hoax

    09/19/2004 2:29:15 PM PDT · by Boundless · 28 replies · 2,369+ views
    Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (forum) ^ | 2004-09-19 | SBVFT / NavyChief
    These tiny injuries are not consistent with B-40 rocket shrapnel. THEY ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE EFFECTS FROM M-79 GRENADE LAUNCHERS. ... He probably then grabbed the M-79 grenade launcher -- shooting a round into a reportedly monsoon rain. The round would have detonated prematurely due to the wall of rain that was coming down and thus blown back to wound Thorson and Kerry, as well as Fred Short it appears.
  • Hurricane Camille , 1969 (Summer of Love)

    09/15/2004 11:42:30 AM PDT · by austinite · 10 replies · 1,872+ views
    Click here here for a link to a Camille History Website. Hurricane Camille is a bench mark in the American hurricane experience. Although Camille hit an area that had a relatively small population by today's standards, the region was sufficiently built-up enough to provide a first hand lesson of what a hurricane of maximum intensity is capable of. One thing remains as true today, as it was 34 years ago after the storm hit: Hurricane Camille is the most intense storm of any kind to ever strike mainland America in modern history. To put Hurricane Camille in scientific perspective, the...
  • Critics countered on Kerry record of inactive service - Naval Reserve tour is defended

    09/11/2004 12:37:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1,240+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Michael Kranish
    WASHINGTON -- On Nov. 21, 1969, John F. Kerry made a crucial decision: He wanted to leave active duty in the Navy in order to run for Congress. "Because various political figures have advised that I move quickly to establish my organization, I respectfully request that I be released from active duty as soon as possible," Kerry, who was serving as an aide to an admiral in Brooklyn, wrote in a memo. Kerry won early release and was transferred to the Naval Reserve, which the Kerry presidential campaign says required that Kerry do no more than report his whereabouts in...
  • Portrait of Dubya as sucker puncher

    08/12/2004 1:14:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 47 replies · 1,485+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/12/04 | David R. Guarino
    To his critics, George W. Bush is a cowboy bully who bent the rules to get ahead, and even to win the presidency. Now, they may have proof the ``bad boy'' image goes way back. A newly unearthed photo shows a college-aged Bush grabbing a fellow rugby player in a head tackle with Bush's right arm cocked to give an upper-cut punch. The caption in the 1969 Yale yearbook notes: ``George Bush delivers illegal, but gratifying right hook to opposing ball carrier.'' Published in the Los Angeles Times Monday with an opinion column by 1969 Yale grad Jim Sleeper, the...
  • Kennedy Speech for Kerry

    08/11/2004 7:47:04 PM PDT · by kcinnh · 8 replies · 529+ views
    New York times, July 26, 1969 ^ | July 26, 1969 | TSenator Ted Kennedy
    My fellow citizens: I have requested this opportunity to talk to the people of Massachusetts about the tragedy which happened last Friday evening. This morning I entered a plea of guilty to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Prior to my appearance in court it would have been improper for me to comment on these matters. But tonight I am free to tell you what happened and to say what it means to me. On the weekend of July 18, I was on Martha's Vineyard Island participating with my nephew, Joe Kennedy -- as for thirty years...
  • Lollapalooza Canceled Due to Poor Sales

    06/22/2004 10:46:19 PM PDT · by staytrue · 45 replies · 302+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 6/22/2004
    NEW YORK - The Lollapalooza music festival tour has been canceled because of poor ticket sales, according to its Web site. The tour, featuring Morrissey, Sonic Youth and The Flaming Lips, had been set to begin July 14 in Auburn, Wash., and continue through August, including stops in Toronto, New York, Atlanta and Dallas. Tour organizers and concert promoters "faced with several million dollars of losses, made the very tough decision to pull the tour," the Web site said Tuesday. The Web site said there had been "poor ticket sales across the board." "My heart aches along with the bands,...
  • Myths surrounding Cuyahoga River fire 35 years ago

    06/18/2004 7:45:23 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 22 replies · 799+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 6/17/04
    Once upon a time, June 22, 1969, a river started on fire. So begins the historical event that has turned into the fable of the Cuyahoga River burning. Fable? Yes, according to Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University law pro fessor and director of the Environmental Law Center at the Case Law School, because the river portrayed as so polluted it would burn was, in fact, well on the way to improving its water quality. And fish, a bellwether of good water quality, were reported again swimming in the river at the time of the fire. As the 35th...