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  • (2011 YouTube) Hitler Rants About Anthony Weiner

    11/06/2017 3:56:23 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | orig 2011 | DFU
    CLICK ON SOURCE LINK Bad language suggested but tastefully redacted. This is appropriate on the day he reported to prison.
  • Christmas Day the snow turned red (trunc)

    12/24/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by DFG · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2015 | Antony Beevor
    A clear cold Christmas,’ General George S. Patton of the U.S. Army wrote in his diary. ‘Lovely weather for killing Germans, which seems a bit queer, seeing Whose birthday it is.’ The skies had finally cleared with intense frosts moving in from the east, offering an opportunity for Allied fighter bombers — previously hampered by cloud — to break up German attacks as they were assembling. Christmas Day 1944 witnessed some of the most blood-soaked, desperate fighting of the war in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Belgian WWII nurse who helped save hundreds of US troops dies at 94

    08/27/2015 6:29:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/26/2015 | AP
    A Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II has died aged 94. Augusta Chiwy died on Sunday and will be buried in the town of Bastogne, southeast Belgium on Saturday following a civilian and military ceremony, according to her family. Chiwy, who was born in Belgian Congo in 1921, was portrayed as the character Anna in the book and TV series Band of Brothers. The Battle of the Bulge came during the final stages of World War II when Adolf Hitler launched a major offensive...
  • Planes Filled the Sky - Remembering the Battle of the Bulge

    12/28/2014 6:53:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 5-12, 2014 | Warren Kozak
    Planes Filled the Sky Remembering the Battle of the Bulge. Warren Kozak January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17 Exactly seventy years ago, Allied forces in Europe experienced an all-too-common occurrence in war: a huge intelligence failure that led to a surprise attack, followed by a horrific battlefield disaster. That itwas transformed into victory by the Allies was due, in large measure, to the incredible bravery of young Americans, who were outnumbered, outgunned, and fighting in some of the worst physical conditions of World War II.Seventy years later, the Battle of the Bulge is not as...
  • Battle of the Bulge, Monopoly, and Escape

    12/23/2014 12:35:13 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    Self | December 23, 2014 | Self
    OK Neil You are right. It was not until December 2008 that I found out that I no longer had to remain silent about the help I received from the Brits in Stalag IVB. I had been asked repeatedly the details of my escape on Friday the 13th of April 1945. Now I can answer. I GUESS SOMEDAY IT WOULD BE TOLD......I VOWED NOT TO EVER DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF MY ESCAPE...NOW "THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG"....YES, I HAD THE HELP DESCRIBED. (See below narrative) AT STALAG "IVB" I WAS LOCKED IN WITH 187 BRITISH NCO's. THERE...
  • Astronomy Picture (not APOD, afaik)

    11/18/2011 11:33:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Too beautiful not to post. What you're looking at is a close-up shot up of the central bulge of a giant spiral galaxy viewed edge on. Can you see it? The bulge, that is? It's that glowing lens-shaped mass that's trying unsuccessfully to hide behind those dark foreground clouds. Yes, of course, it's the central bulge of our own Milky Way Galaxy! :-) We're looking at the "lens" edge-on from our vantage point here in the Orion Spur (a minor spiral arm) of the Milky Way, 30,000 light years from the galaxy's center. Some "close-up," huh? We see the central...
  • Weiner Messaged Vegas Sext Partner About His "Ridiculous Bulge" (oh, this can't end well) WARNING

    06/08/2011 5:47:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 6/08/11
    Weiner Messaged Vegas Sext Partner About His "Ridiculous Bulge" Now that he has admitted to sending salacious photographs, Anthony Weiner's sext partners are coming out of the woodwork. First there was Texas mom Meagan Broussard (who shared the pec pics with the world) and now we have 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss, who paints a graphic picture for Radar of what it is like to sext with a member of Congress. What would you do if a man named Weiner asked you if you "wanna see" his "ridiculous bulge?" Because that, among many questions is apparently one of...
  • December 16th, 1944: Battle of the Bulge begins

    12/16/2009 7:15:00 AM PST · by OKSooner · 46 replies · 2,057+ views
    US Army Center for Military History ^ | 12-04-09 | Hugh M. Cole
    Today marks exactly 65 years since The Battle of the Bulge began. AKA "The Ardennes-Alsace Campaign" by the US Army, and called "Watch on the Rhine" by the krauts who planned it. Probably not a lot of commentary required for Freepers... Recommended additional reading: "To Save Bastogne", by Robert Phillips, veteran of the 110th Regiment, 28th Division. It describes "The Battle of the Bulge before The Battle of the Bulge", the delaying action beginning on this day that made it possible for the 101st Airborne Division and other units to have a Bastogne to go to.
  • Battle of Bulge Anniversary Remembered at Tree Lighting

    12/04/2009 3:12:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 780+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2009 The Armys chief of staff stepped back in history Thursday evening to Christmas Eve in Belgium 65 years ago by reading one of the most inspirational letters written by a commander to his troops. Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, reads the World War II Christmas letter from Gen. Anthony McAuliffe to his troops during the 13th annual Norwegian Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Station, Washington D.C., Dec. 3, 2009. The tree is a gift from Norway and a symbol of the friendship between the United States and Norway. DoD...
  • Belgians, Americans to Celebrate Anniversary of Landmark Victory

    12/01/2009 5:44:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 428+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Kevin Downey
    CHIVRES, Belgium, Dec. 1, 2009 Sixty-five years after World War II's landmark Battle of the Bulge, U.S. and Belgian troops will again march side by side in Bastogne on Dec. 12 and 13. Veterans and servicemembers from both nations are scheduled to join thousands of well-wishers, including town officials, dignitaries and local residents, in commemorating the Allied forces' victory in the famous World War II battle. "The traditional carnival-like atmosphere in Bastogne over the weekend celebrates the historic grit and determination of our two nations' veterans 65 years ago, and the solemn ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial overlooking the...
  • Hubble Spies Galaxy's Big Bulge ("x" , "boxy" or "peanut-shaped" bulge)

    11/18/2009 8:55:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,145+ views ^ | 11/18/09 | staff
    A new image of the bulge at the center of a distant spiral galaxy, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is giving astronomers insight into how these galactic paunches form. The image of NGC 4710 is part of a survey that astronomers have conducted to learn more about the formation of bulges, which are a substantial component of most spiral galaxies. When targeting spiral galaxy bulges, astronomers often seek edge-on galaxies, as their bulges are more easily distinguishable from the disc. The detailed edge-on view of NGC 4710, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, shows the galaxy's bulge in...
  • Veterans of Battle of the Bulge gather in Tucson

    10/08/2009 5:18:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 1,354+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.08.2009 advertisement Six decades after surviving a battle in which many soldiers froze to death, World War II veteran John Swett still dislikes the cold. This week, he and scores of surviving comrades are basking in Tucson's warmth during the national reunion of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. More than 100 of these 80- and 90-somethings, who were part of the biggest, bloodiest land fight in U.S. history, are in town for a week of sightseeing and remembrance ceremonies. It's the first time their annual reunion has been held in the Old Pueblo, hosted...
  • Members battle the bulge

    04/21/2009 7:38:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies · 343+ views
    Politico ^ | April 21, 2009 | ERIKA LOVLEY
    The federal deficit isnt the only bulge members of Congress are battling this year. Health experts say the economic downturn has wreaked havoc on Americans diets, as people cancel gym memberships, dine at fast-food restaurants and, in some cases, take on additional work hours as companies shrink their work forces. Members of Congress havent been immune. Inundated by Wall Street woes, a recession and looming legislative fights over health care and global warming, members say theyre facing one of the most intense legislative sessions in recent memory and many are also trying to stave off the weight gain that...
  • Officer behind 'nuts' response in WWII dies

    01/12/2009 7:59:57 AM PST · by Borges · 29 replies · 2,771+ views ^ | 01/12/09
    His death was announced by his family. Kinnard parachuted into Normandy in the first hours of D-Day. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during Operation Market Garden, the airborne attack in the German-occupied Netherlands. And he helped pioneer the airmobile concept, sending troops into combat aboard helicopters during the Vietnam War. But he was perhaps best remembered for what happened in December 1944 at the Belgian town of Bastogne, where the 101st Airborne Division, short on clothing and boots in a snowstorm and bitter cold, was surrounded by German troops. Bastogne, at the intersection of important roads, was...
  • Battle of the Bulge Memories, Emotions Live On

    12/21/2007 3:20:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 858+ views
    BASTOGNE, Belgium, Dec. 21, 2007 Standing next to the killing field where he once found himself face-down in the snow surrounded by the dead and dying, Ted Paluch said his return wasnt as emotional as it once was, especially having visited three other times. Emotions begin to overcome Malmedy massacre survivor Ted Paluch after he presented a wreath to remember 84 U.S. soldiers executed in World War II. To Paluchs right is Fabien Steffese, curator of the Baugneze 44 Historical Center, which recounts the tragedy. Photo by Ray Johnson(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His resiliency and...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of Americas use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Trumans decision to use the A-bomb was controversial, they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII using atomic...
  • CA: Governor can't trim bulge out of budget - General fund spending up 10%; plan goes to vote today

    07/07/2005 8:28:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 402+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/705 | Ed Mendel
    City and county to feel pinch of irony in refund School districts await half-good budget news SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who took office on a promise to control runaway spending, is learning the hard way that getting the state budget under control is not easy. The Legislature is scheduled to vote today on a new budget Schwarzenegger negotiated with legislative leaders that increases general fund spending by 10.3 percent, to $90.1 billion. The first budget that the governor signed last July increased general fund spending by 7 percent. The general fund pays for schools, higher education, health care, prisons...
  • Battle of Bulge quilt honors veterans, fathers memory (~sniff~ kleenex needed ~sniff~)

    05/06/2005 6:42:48 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 51 replies · 988+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 5, 2005 | Eric Cramer
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 5, 2005) -- Debbie Lehman Prohaska wanted to do something to honor her father, who had been Pfc. Harry Lehman when he was severely injured by a landmine during Operation Market Garden in 1944. Dad came to me with these patches from uniforms, and said I want you to make a quilt, she said. Mom had quilted I didnt know how to quilt, but I told him Id work it out. Her father had given her the shoulder patches from several different units that saw action in World War II. He asked her to...
  • The Battle of the (Bush) Bulge: Why Did the 'NYT' Kill Its Story?

    02/09/2005 4:50:00 PM PST · by Pikamax · 32 replies · 1,713+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 02/09/05 | Brian Orloff
    The Battle of the (Bush) Bulge: Why Did the 'NYT' Kill Its Story? By Brian Orloff Published: February 09, 2005 1:00 PM ET NEW YORK "It's just as important a story after the election, and they've dropped it," says freelance writer David Lindorff, referring to the alleged bulge under President Bushs suit jacket during the first presidential debate late fall. Lindorffs take on how, and why, The New York Times killed a story on the controversy just before the November election gained wide attention this week after it was published in Extra!, a magazine produced by the media watchdog group...
  • Saturn's moon reveals bulging equator

    01/10/2005 7:05:00 AM PST · by holymoly · 27 replies · 1,054+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 10 January 2005 | * Stephen Battersby
    A giant ridge girdles Saturn's satellite Iapetus - making the moon look like a walnut shell - reveal the latest images from the Cassini-Huygens mission. Scientists are at a loss to explain the feature, which is unique in the solar system. The Cassini spacecraft flew past Iapetus on New Year's Day, approaching to within 123,400 kilometres of the moon's surface. Its camera captured the most detailed images of Iapetus yet, revealing wisps of dark material and two-tone craters. But the ridge is the greatest surprise to scientists. It extends for at least 1300 km, following the equator exactly. In...