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  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...
  • "Rockin' the Wall"/LS to be at Notre Dame

    03/17/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2015 | LS
    I will be in South Bend at Notre Dame University to screen "Rockin' the Wall", our documentary about rock music's part in the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. at the DeBartolo Auditorium. Admission is free. I will be around to sign books afterward as well. See you there!
  • Questions Emerge Over Statement Brian Williams Made In Southland.

    02/13/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies ^ | 2/13/2015
  • Russia may declare 1990 reunification illegal (i.e. West/East Germany)

    01/28/2015 3:10:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies ^ | 28 Jan 2015 15:54 GMT+01:00
    More than 25 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall, Russian lawmakers are mulling a proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1990 “annexation” of East Germany as Moscow’s answer to Western denunciation of its seizure of Crimea. Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of Russian parliament’s lower house, on Wednesday ordered legislators to consider an appeal from a Communist Party deputy to denounce the reunification of Germany as an illegal land grab of East Germany by its western neighbor. The collapse of Socialist rule in East Germany—officially known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR)—heralded the end of the Cold War, and was met with jubilation...
  • Tucsonans: See you tonight at The Loft for a Freeper's Movie (get-together afterwards)

    01/07/2015 1:53:12 PM PST · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | Jan. 7, 2015 | vanity
    Historian and documentarian Larry Schweikart will be at the theater for the 7:30 show, which happens also to be a freebie. So come and meet him and local conservative talk host Charles Heller, both who will go out for coffee after the screening with myself and a few others. Schweikart's movie is about the effect of rock and roll on the destruction of the Berlin Wall. You may also know him for his books, The Patriot's History of the United States.
  • Rockin The Wall (Free in Tucson) A Freeper's Film

    01/05/2015 10:19:02 AM PST · by lulu16 · 23 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | 01/ 05/ 15 | vanity
    Rockin' the Wall Studios began when noted history professor and best selling author Larry Schweikart contacted Hollywood filmmaker Marc Leif about producing a documentary based on a chapter of Professor Schweikart's then forthcoming book, Seven Events that Made America, America. The result was Rockin' the Wall, an independent documentary feature about how Rock 'n Roll helped bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain. The film was completed one year after that first conversation and in distribution about six weeks after that; an absolutely astounding record for an independent film. Immediately after came the start of the sequel, Other Walls...
  • Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

    12/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Nov 2014 11:23 GMT +01:00 | Nick Allen
    More than 150 kilometres of concrete, wire and guard towers ringed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. But it’s not easy to carve up a city - and construction of the Wall threw up many freak instances. [....] "The owners had to pass through the death strip to reach their plots -- and for that there was an iron door in the Wall with a doorbell,...."
  • Castro’s Wall Killed Multiple Times the Number of Freedom-Seekers

    11/18/2014 3:26:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 18, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Gorbachev, Tear down this Wall!” Who can forget the famous line? In fact most people forgot it shortly after President Reagan detonated them at the Brandenberg gate in June 1987. At the time they got little press-play, and what it got was mostly negative.President Reagan’s own advisors, Colin Powell and “Howard Baker, denounced the proclamation that become President Reagan’s most admired and famous as “unpresidential” and “extremist.” It was only in November 1989 as the wall was finally torn down that the proclamation was recalled, dusted off, and festooned with the fame now almost universal—at least among conservatives. The...
  • Democracy Delusions

    11/12/2014 3:56:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 12, 2014 | John Stossel
    When the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago this week, people in the Soviet Bloc gained something even more valuable than a right to vote: a free market. Democracy is definitely better than taking orders from Communist dictators. But real freedom means doing what you choose as an individual, not waiting for the rest of society to vote on whether you can. In politics, winners get to tell the losers what to do. In the marketplace, you buy what you want. I buy what I want. If some people want to buy movie tickets while others prefer to buy...
  • The Wall Came Tumbling Down

    11/10/2014 4:58:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Editors' note: this column is a reprint from Jeff Jacoby in 1999.They used to tell a joke in West Berlin: "What are you going to do when the Wall comes down?" "Find a tree and start climbing." "Why?" "Because there won't be any room to stand in the streets." Like a lot of jokes told on the front lines of the Cold War, that one contained more than a grain of truth. There really wasn't any room to stand — well, not much — when, on that breathtaking night 10 years ago this week, the Central Committee of the East...
  • When Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and When They Don’t

    11/09/2014 7:22:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And I see that the Revisionists have taken the opportunity to rewrite history again.Yes, the same people who rewrote the history of WWII, giving the victory to Stalin rather than the American led Allies (and the H-bomb whose name we dare not mention), are back. This time they have handed credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall not to the policies of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul XXIII butt rather to Mikhail Gorbachev.Gorby smooches East Berlin leader Erich HoneckerOkay, I see how you can...
  • Gorbachev to use Berlin Wall festivities to 'defend Putin'

    11/07/2014 6:08:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    telegraph / afp ^ | 11-6-2014
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday he would seek to defend Vladimir Putin's policies when he travels to Germany for ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall this week. Gorbachev, who is praised for his decision not to use force to quell uprisings in Eastern Europe, allowing the Berlin Wall to fall, said that Washington did Moscow wrong and Putin was the best man for the job of protecting the country's interests. This weekend Gorbachev, 83, is scheduled to take part in the festivities commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, a potent symbol...
  • When History Didn't End in Germany

    10/31/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 31, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    RUGEN, Germany. Americans groove on the exhilaration of argument and accusation as the midterm elections finally approach, but here in Germany there's the bitter remembrance of what it was like to have none of the above. Trading barbs and insults is the American way of campaigning, but East Germans recall fear, not free speech, as reams of barbed wire and blocks of cement turned into a wall and lookouts with guards who were ordered to shoot any of their own people trying to flee their encircled prison of a country. An American visitor quickly becomes aware of sharp contrasts in...
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • Patriot's History/Rockin' the Wall Tour update

    08/05/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by LS · 2 replies
    LS ^ | 8/5/2014 | LS
    This fall is the 10th anniversary of the publication of A Patriot's History of the United States, and is also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm doing a kind of national book/film tour combining the two, in which we show our film "Rockin' the Wall" and then either do a reception or separate booksigning event. You can see the trailer for "Rockin' the Wall" at under Projects: Completed. You can also see our full schedule there, which includes LA, Phoenix, Cincy, Raleigh, central FL, Atlanta and more than a dozen other venues. If you...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Wall

    06/12/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 12, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1987, in a speech in West Berlin, President Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Soviet leader Gorbachev which became some of the most famous words Reagan would say during his presidency: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Two and a half years later, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall would indeed begin to be dismantled, one of the biggest symbols of the collapse of...
  • Unlike Obama, Reagan's speeches weren't meant to be just words that dissipate into the air...

    02/18/2014 4:39:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I was a child when the Berlin Wall fell...and there's Reagan, literally tearing down THAT wall!I'm sure this isn't new to many Freepers, but until now I didn't know this photo existed! Thanks public school (for nothing).
  • Berlin Wall Anniversary/"Rockin' the Wall" in your town

    02/10/2014 6:12:49 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    This November is the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall falling. We completed a film called "Rockin' the Wall" about music's part in bringing down the wall, featuring interviews with witnesses from behind the Iron Curtain, policy analysts, historians, and musicians, from the Doors, Quiet Riot, Toto, Vanilla Fudge, and so on. Beginning around October 1, we will be doing a limited national theatrical release and can bring the film for a one-night-only screening to your town! These screenings usually have a number of people who lived under communism come out and tell their stories. Please freepmail me if you...
  • Thousands of Berlin Wall Documents Declassified

    01/14/2014 5:43:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Historians: Docs reveal struggle and resolve of the human spirit for freedom Thousands of newly declassified documents about the Berlin Wall reveal the struggle and resolve of the human spirit for freedom, archivists and historians said on Tuesday.The National Archives’ National Declassification Center (NDC) has released 11,000 pages of previously classified documents on activities in Berlin from 1962 to 1987—the years Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan delivered iconic speeches in the divided German city. The collection, culled from documents circulated by the U.S. Army, NATO, and U.S. government agencies, details the construction of the Berlin Wall and attempts...
  • Tear Down this What? The Common Core on the End of the Cold War

    11/11/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The ninth of November marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most important historical event since World War II and the most important lesson about human freedom experienced within the living memory of most of us. Presumably, next year there will be more of a commemoration, but the salient question now is how this lesson is being taught in the nation’s classrooms. For while those of us in our forties and older remember the fall of communism and its causes, today’s teenagers are wholly in the dark. What, then, are the high-school students of...
  • Betrayal is a Game any Number can Play

    10/18/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 18, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    When the Germans found out from Edward Snowden that America's National Security Agency had spied on Germany, an outraged German artist projected onto a wall at the American embassy the words "United Stasi of America." Chancellor Angela Merkel was not so outraged. She said that American and German intelligence services had been working together in the service of the security of both countries. The comparison to the Stasi was absurd, particularly to Frau Merkel, who grew up in the East and who knew well the efficiency and extent of Stasi surveillance. When I was in Berlin earlier this month, the...
  • McCain: We’re now set to have the most militarized border since the Berlin Wall

    06/25/2013 12:56:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Corner, he’s a little cranky today. McCain goes after Neb Sen Deb Fischer on border security: "She's so ill-informed…I don't know where to begin."— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) June 25, 2013 I’m not sure what she said to warrant that but I’ll update when I do. Maybe she said we should “build the danged fence”? You know how much McCain hates that.This “Berlin Wall” talking point is a clever one for two reasons. One: It signals to amnesty shills that McCain and the Gang of Eight are still on their side, even though they’ve grudgingly agreed to extra border...
  • You Will NOT Believe What John McCain Said About the Senate Amnesty Bill (literally)

    06/25/2013 11:20:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    He actually said this...Also, I don't want to be a smart ass, but the Berlin Wall wasn't all that militarized when it fell.......Hmm...Maybe he is telling the truth after all!
  • Reagan in Berlin, June 12, 1987: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

    06/12/2013 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Twenty-six years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall.And now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control. Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes in the...
  • How's That Reset Button Workin' For Ya, Obama? Thu, Jun 14 2012 00:00:00 E

    06/13/2012 6:21:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 13, 2012
    Mideast: As Moscow tests a new ballistic missile, our secretary of state expresses concern that Moscow is sending attack helicopters to the murderous regime in Syria. The only thing changed is the degree of our naivete. On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin Wall, and uttered this famous demand: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" A quarter-century later to the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. was "concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on...
  • Schumer's Berlin Wall (A virtual wall to prevent the rich from taking money out of America)

    05/18/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2012 | Christopher S. Brownwell
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship came just prior to that company's announcement of its initial public offering. With that move he can escape the minimum 15% capital gains tax in the United States. Saverin can take his expected $67 million in savings to Singapore where he now resides since it has no capital gains taxes. Saverin's tax avoidance strategy has raised the dander of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. He fumed "Mr. Saverin says he's a global citizen, but it just so happens that the country where he has chosen to reside has no capital gain...
  • Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’

    05/17/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’ Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap...
  • The Man Who Married the Goat (And Reflections on the Meaning of Marriage)

    09/20/2011 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views ^ | September 19, 2011 | Michael Brown
    A few days ago, I received an email from a friend entitled “Interesting Marriages,” containing four links. The first link told the 2007 story of a Sudanese man who was caught copulating with a goat. Since the Sudanese tribal custom requires that a man must marry a woman whom he sexually violated (in order to preserve her family’s honor), the village leaders decided to publicly embarrass the man who had violated the goat, forcing him to pay a dowry to the goat’s owner before “marrying” the goat. The story, which was first reported in a light-hearted way on the website...
  • Berlin Wall Is Gone, but Mental Barriers Remain [German Left to praise the Berlin Wall.]

    08/15/2011 2:36:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Judy Dempsey
    (...) The delegates, many of them former East German Communists but also younger people, will debate an extraordinary motion put forward by some members: They want their party to declare that the building of the wall was an inescapable necessity. If that leaves any doubts about the Left party’s nostalgia for a wall that imprisoned 17 million people for nearly 30 years, a newspaper survey published this month by The Berliner Zeitung showed that 75 percent of that party’s supporters in Berlin thought the wall was justified or partly justified. (...) Respondents said the wall was necessary to stop the...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • Today in History (Anniversary of Reagan's Berlin wall speech)

    06/11/2011 10:38:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    In 1987, President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
  • "Winds of Change" or "Blinded Eyes & Pied Piper" - what is the song for these times?

    02/18/2011 9:33:01 AM PST · by fishtank · 8 replies · 1+ views
    my-seff | 18-Feb-2011 | fishtank
    "Winds of Change" or "Blinded Eyes" - what is the song for these times? The breathless chortling of "democracy" in Egypt and the Middle East, is it really a replay of thirty years ago at the Berlin Wall? Is the song "Winds of Change" by German rock group "The Scorpions" for today? Or is a larger, more sinister movement taking place, not of "democracy", but of mob rule, directed hate-filled theocrats? Is the unrest in Madison, Wisconsin being run in the same way. I'm sure everyone here on FR has thought about all of this. The amount of suffering that...
  • REPRISE - Ronald Reagan Tribute Song

    02/07/2011 7:25:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu songs ^ | Feb 2011 | dfu
    MIDI - DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING Every now and then we find that a great leader comes along One who has greatness that we celebrate in poetry and song He grew up in the Midwest and he had learned his lessons well But how far he would go nobody could really tell His accomplishments were growing but he’s not one who would boast He learned that a man’s character is what is valued most And he’s led his life with an honor that we can admire Ronald Reagan we love you…and you are loved around the world...
  • Ronald Reagan Park Dedicating Section of Berlin Wall

    01/28/2011 10:24:11 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 1 replies ^ | San Bernardino Valley CRA Chairman
    A portion of the Berlin Wall will be dedicated at the Reagan Park, Irvington and Chestnut Sts., San Bernardino CA, on Feb. 3, 2011 at 3PM. The celebration will begin at 1PM and continue to 5PM, and is also a celebration of Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. There will be music, food and fun! All are invited to experience history live! Go to http// for more information and directions to the park.
  • Guttenberg demands Ronald Reagan memorial in Berlin

    12/23/2010 1:51:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies · 5+ views ^ | December 22 2010 | DAPD/mry
    German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday called on Berlin to honour Ronald Reagan by naming a square or a street after the late US president. “I would welcome naming a street after this great honorary citizen and it would be evidence that the gratitude of (the city’s left-wing government) didn’t stop at (leftist student leader) Rudi Dutschke,” Guttenberg told daily Bild. Guttenberg and other conservative politicians are upset that the German capital has no plans to mark what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday on February 6. The former US president, who died in 2004, famously demanded Soviet...
  • Jobless victims to be banned froom traveling (liberals want economic berlin walls)

    08/19/2010 8:00:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    As jobs continue to vanish in Democratic states with high living costs and taxes, low tax, low regulation small government states, the kind libtards claim is bad to live are thriving. Why? Because unlike most states like Maine New Jersey New York Massachusetts and Rhode Island which pass crushing regulations against new jobs and new business along with taxes that are usually forced on the consumer, states such as Texas, Kansas, Georgia and New Hampshire are gaining those lost jobs and skilled workers that flee over the borders. These states have low taxes and allow businesses to make their own...
  • Today in History June 12,1987 " Mr. Gorbachev,open this gate, Mr. Gorbachev,tear down this wall!"

    06/12/2010 10:54:13 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 591+ views
    Various | 6/12/10 | President Ronald Reagan
    On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the people of West Berlin at the base of the Brandenburg Gate, near the Berlin wall. Due to the amplification system being used, the President's words could also be heard on the Eastern (Communist-controlled) side of the wall. The address Reagan delivered that day is considered by many to have affirmed the beginning of the end of the Cold War and the fall of communism. On Nov. 9-11, 1989, the people of a free Berlin tore down that wall. Thank you. Thank you, very much.Chancellor Kohl, Governing Mayor Diepgen, ladies and...
  • Happy Birthday (1911) to the Gipper - Ronald Wilson Reagan

    02/06/2010 6:52:13 AM PST · by DollyCali · 125 replies · 1,684+ views
    Misc | February 6, 2010 | Dolly Howard (DollyCali)
    Happy Birthday to the Gipper! Number 40 Born Feb. 6, 1911 in Tampico, Ill. A movie star in politics? NOT a legend in his own time MAN WE MISS HIM. Happy birthday to our man Ronald Reagan. WHITE HOUSE PAGE Presidential Library Google Images
  • Remembering Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2010 6:35:48 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 215+ views ^ | 02/06/2010 | John G. Winder
    Today marks the 99th birthday of former President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Ronald Reagan was a movie star, television star, the 33rd Governor of California and two-term 40th President of the United States of America. Ronald Reagan was an American legend, icon and the perpetual hero in the white hat. For many he represents that ideal of a great leader we find severely lacking in today's political culture...
  • "Tear Down This Wall" - A Book for Leaders

    01/28/2010 5:24:09 PM PST · by This Just In · 5 replies · 174+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | January 28, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    “Tear Down This Wall” — A Book for Leaders Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 5:18 am ET Communication is one of the central tasks of leadership. No one seemed to know this like Ronald Reagan. Much like Winston Churchill, President Reagan understood the power of words and the opportunity of a great speech. On June 12, 1987, President Reagan delivered the 1,279th speech of his presidency. He stood at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall and called for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to take down the wall. Well into his speech, the President said:...
  • Exclusive: IRS hires "hundreds" for new wealth unit

    12/12/2009 9:50:19 AM PST · by tired1 · 163 replies · 5,717+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Internal Revenue Service unit set up to catch rich tax cheats hiding their wealth in complex business entities is rapidly taking shape with the hiring of hundreds of employees..... President Barack Obama has proposed tightening tax rules for U.S. multinationals, including one in which companies delay paying taxes on income earned offshore, a legal practice known as deferral that officials say is abused.... "With any new thing, you never want to be the guinea pig," Mary Lou Fahey, general counsel for the Tax Executive Institute, comprised of business executives, said.
  • Another side of the Berlin Wall (?!?!)

    11/21/2009 7:01:45 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 11 replies · 406+ views ^ | Nov 20, 2009 | Greg Butterfield
    The Berlin Wall was a world away from the apartheid wall built by Israel around Palestinian population centers, the U.S./South Korean military wall that separates family members from North Korea, or the expanded U.S. wall against immigrants on the border with Mexico. What is the difference? Those walls are aimed at repressing the workers and oppressed. The Berlin Wall, by contrast, was built in defense of the workers and oppressed.
  • Colombia says Venezuela blows up two border bridges

    11/19/2009 11:54:58 AM PST · by Heartlander2 · 31 replies · 1,790+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2009
    Because article is so short, mainly just posting the link... "Uniformed men, apparently from the Venezuelan army, arrived in trucks on the Venezuelan side at two pedestrian bridges that link communities on both sides ... and then proceeded to dynamite them," Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva said.
  • Remarks by Sen. John McCain to the Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Adv. Int'l Studies (praises Rats)

    11/16/2009 12:26:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 603+ views
    (snip) Most of all, I remember five long decades when, for all our many differences, Americans nonetheless maintained a bipartisan commitment to the freedom and security of our allies. And together, we in the West kept faith with those on the other side of the walls of that world struggle, confident that they wanted the same things we did – liberty, equal justice, an opportunity to prosper by their own talents, and a chance to live under the rule of law, not under the thumbs of tyrants. This, my friends, is what today’s anniversary is all about. The Berlin Wall...
  • After the Wall

    11/13/2009 9:26:43 AM PST · by bs9021 · 199+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | November 13, 2009 | Geoff Lewis
    After the Wall Geoff Lewis, November 13, 2009 Twenty years ago the Berlin wall that divided Germany from freedom and communism came down. At a recent event at the Heritage Foundation, panelists reviewed the “pulse” of Europe twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. “Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism,” according to “The Pulse of Europe 2009,” a study released by the Pew Global Attitudes Project in 2009. “Majorities of people in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European...
  • Students against Socialism turn heads at Washington University

    11/11/2009 10:37:29 AM PST · by Marathoner · 22 replies · 1,863+ views
    KMOX radio ^ | 11/09/2009 | Kevin Killeen
    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (KMOX Radio) -- Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a demonstration at Washington University against socialism was making some students uncomfortable. Students cutting across the campus on a warm fall day heard the Soviet National Anthem in the breeze, coming from loud speakers inside a makeshift prison camp complete with a high-wire fence, blood-stained inmates and goose-stepping guards in Soviet-era uniforms. Organizer Dirk Doebler of the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty says the goal was to show a "liberal-leaning" campus the ugly history of socialism.
  • World Freedom Day 2009 - 20th Anniversary of Reagan's achievement

    11/11/2009 11:31:04 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 180+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Monday, November 9, 2009 | Nathan Pick & Joseph E. Moser
    (I should've posted this the day before yesterday - on World Freedom Day...) ...President Reagan came to office with the belief that the United States and other free nations should use all aspects of political, military, economic, diplomatic and cultural power to defeat Communism. Once in office he put those ideas into practice by encouraging and influencing other free nations to join in his endeavor. Most notably was his speech in Berlin where he declared to General Secretary Gorbachev that if he wanted peace and prosperity for the Soviet Union he must, “Tear Down this Wall.”
  • Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History [This Is Shameful-Beyond The Pale]

    11/10/2009 9:17:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies · 2,456+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 10th, 2009
    Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History Nile Gardiner November 10th, 2009 It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President...
  • Unsung Heroes That Won The Cold War

    11/11/2009 12:00:36 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 629+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | November 3, 2009 | Lew Waters
    Once again we prepare to honor those who have served in all of our wars, paying special homage to those who did not return from our wars. Nearly all of us who served in combat zones over our history view those whose names are etched in stone on the many Veterans Memorials as the true heroes of our conflicts. Viet Nam is labeled as “America’s Longest War” due to our involvement in that country from 1950 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. That 25 years pales when considering that after World War Two, we began engagement in a much...