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  • 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
    Space.com ^ | 11/18/09 | Space.com 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
    Journalnow.com ^ | 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...
  • ZOT! Bush's (debate) Bulge<<<<< TINFOIL HAT GARBAGE - Revealed!

    12/27/2004 10:32:21 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 61 replies · 1,648+ views
    IM | 12/28/2004
    Okay I guess that indymedia is not wanted? so i will not post all of it, I have never heard of the site and apparently it is a troll haven so view it at your own risk. you can check my registration date i am not a troll. "George W. Bush apparently is wearing a medical device for "persons at risk of cardiac arrest." It is a LifeVest wearable defibrillator. He started using it sometime after his January 2002 fainting spell, which was attributed to choking. Based on photos showing him wearing the device, one can conclude the fainting was...
  • Christmas Eve Combat

    12/23/2004 7:13:11 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 465+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 23, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "Surprise attacks in supposedly secure areas. A spike in casualties. A few baffled American commanders. Suspicions of degrading morale within some units. Outright refusal to carry out lawful orders in others. Troops stretched too thin. Blame heaped on planners and those said to be responsible for unreliable intelligence. Sound familiar? It all began 60 years ago this very Christmas season when the German army, in a last-ditch effort, smashed through the Ardennes and struck the primary Allied lines in Belgium."
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Pathfinders at Bastogne (12/1944) - Dec. 22nd, 2004

    12/21/2004 10:38:14 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 165 replies · 3,250+ views
    World War II Magazine | September 2003 | Richard E. Killblane
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Sixty years later, local veterans of the Battle of the Bulge tell of the warfare at Bastogne

    12/19/2004 9:50:52 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 12/19/2004 | KRIS WERNOWSKY
    NANTICOKE (PA) - Sixty years ago, George Waters spent Christmas Eve in a cellar in Bastogne, Belgium, taking shelter from German air attacks. Across the street, the gunner from Waters' half-track lay in a hospital with wounds to his face. As Waters sat in the basement he could hear the bombs. Then one hit. "After dark they bombed the hospital and my gunner was killed," he said. Waters, a member of the 10th Armored Division, entered the Army on May 28, 1943, a few days after he graduated high school. A year and a half later he was fighting in...
  • A hero remembers the Battle of the Bulge (Amazing Bulge Story)

    12/16/2004 11:26:15 PM PST · by TFine80 · 15 replies · 1,866+ views
    CNN ^ | December 16, 2004
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After 58 years of marriage, Lyle Bouck and his wife, Lucy, are still helping each other down the front walk. "I didn't think we'd live that long," laughs Lucy. At one point, Lyle didn't even think he'd make it to the altar. Sixty years ago, Bouck was a young, whip-smart lieutenant, commanding a U.S. Army intelligence and reconnaissance platoon made up of 18 elite soldiers -- the eyes and ears of a fragmented Allied force pushing through Belgium toward the German border.
  • Lessons of the Bulge

    12/16/2004 8:37:19 AM PST · by Former Dodger · 46 replies · 1,142+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2004 | NY Post Editorial
    December 16, 2004 -- Sixty years ago today, Allied forces in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg unexpectedly found themselves face-to-face with Hitler's last great offensive of World War II the Battle of the Bulge had begun. Six months after the invasion at Normandy, the war seemed won: Americans had retaken most of western Europe; German forces were being forced back to their borders for a last stand.
  • Tiny town marks 60 years since Battle of the Bulge

    12/16/2004 4:42:00 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 39 replies · 890+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 16, 2004 | PAUL AMES
    LA ROCHE-ENARDENNE, Belgium - Sixty years after the Battle of the Bulge reduced it to rubble, the ''pearl of the Ardennes'' is shining again. Squeezed between its hilltop medieval fortress and the serpentine River Ourthe, the little town has rediscovered its pre-World War II fame as a thriving tourist center. Its population of 1,400 swells tenfold with summer visitors attracted by the charms of the Ardennes forest. It epitomizes a peaceful, uniting Europe reborn from the ashes of war. ''Tourism has seen an extraordinary boom,'' says Mayor Jean-Pierre Dardenne. ``Hardly a week goes by without the Town Hall getting a...
  • Battle of Bulge Heroes Demonstrated Age-Old Army Values

    12/15/2004 7:13:25 PM PST · by TFine80 · 22 replies · 914+ views
    American Forces Information Service ^ | December 15, 2004 | Donna Miles
    CLERVAUX, Luxembourg, Dec. 15, 2004 The courage, determination and patriotism demonstrated by U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge are the same qualities exhibited throughout the Army's history and among today's soldiers, an Army official told veterans gathered here today to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the battle. Daniel Denning, principal deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, thanked about 100 veterans of the Battle of the Bulge for their "sacrifice and courage under incredibly difficult conditions." In December 1944, Clervaux was the headquarters of the 28th Division's 110th Regimental Combat Team,...
  • 60 years ago: Hitler's desperate last push, The Battle of the Bulge

    12/12/2004 8:58:43 AM PST · by knighthawk · 127 replies · 2,343+ views
    AP Wire | December 12 2004 | Richard Pyle/AP
    The Battle of the Bulge: The personal aide to McAuliffe recalls the fight and the famous answer to Germans' call to surrender Vincent Vicari knows about the Battle of the Bulge, not from books, movies or a TV mini-series, but because he was there. He remembers Dec. 16, 1944, when the field phone rang in the command post of the 101st Airborne Division's artillery regiment near Reims, in eastern France, and a voice told him to wake his boss, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, and have him report immediately to HQ. He recalls that as McAuliffe went out the door, he...
  • SECRET OF BUSH'S 'BULGE'

    11/05/2004 11:10:18 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 1,724+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/06/04 | Post Wire Services
    The mysterious bulge on President Bush's back during the first presidential debate was not an electronic device feeding him answers, but a strap holding a bulletproof vest.[snip] Bush's team did not want to admit he was wearing a vest for fear of disclosing information that related to his personal security while he was campaigning across the country.
  • The last word on Bushs bulge (strap holding his bulletproof vest in place)

    11/04/2004 9:41:43 PM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 59 replies · 3,174+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 4, 2004 | Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour
    The last word on Bushs bulge Call off the conspiracy freaks. Now it can be told: That mysterious bulge on President Bushs back during the first presidential debate was not an electronic device feeding him answers, but a strap holding his bulletproof vest in place. Speculation about the bulge on the Internet only increased since Georges de Paris, the Washington tailor who makes Bushs suits, told The Hill last month that it was nothing more than a pucker on the back of Bushs coat caused when he crossed his arms. But sources in the Secret Service told The Hill that...
  • Spy pro's take on Bush bulge

    10/29/2004 7:56:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1,934+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/29/4 | David Lazarus
    The Internet, as it will, has been buzzing for weeks about that mysterious bulge under President Bush's jacket during his first debate with Sen. John Kerry. Was it an electronic receiver? Was Bush being coached via a hidden earpiece? The president finally responded to the speculation this week by insisting that the bulge was in no way an electronic device. "I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt," he told a TV interviewer. Jason Woodside, owner of San Francisco's International Spy Shop, the Bay Area's sole purveyor of espionage and counterespionage gear, could only shake his head when told...
  • CNN to give theories on "Bush bulge" coming on now

    10/23/2004 12:12:21 PM PDT · by debboo · 61 replies · 2,303+ views
    CNN | 10-23-04 | vanity
    CNN is getting ready to tell their theories on the bulge right now.
  • From TimesWatch ~ Elisabeth Bumiller, Left-Wing Conspiracy-Monger

    10/19/2004 7:05:32 AM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 3 replies · 465+ views
    Times Watch ^ | October 18, 2004
    Elisabeth Bumiller, Left-Wing Conspiracy-Monger White House reporter Elisabeth Bumiller again treats a conspiracy theory as actual news. Monday marks her second piece on the "bulge," previously a subject of debate only on the far-left side of the Internet. She writes in her "White House Letter": "In these closing weeks of the presidential campaign, the talk at an edgy White House is of polls, turnout, swing voters and polls. There are also two story lines from the presidential debates that to the exasperation of President Bush's advisers won't go away: the bubble and the bulge. The bulge -- the strange rectangular...
  • Background on Bulge Story (Fox exposes slime that began transmitter rumor)

    10/14/2004 9:24:49 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 15 replies · 1,270+ views
    fox ^ | 10-14-04
    <p>The man behind the story picked up by The Washington Post and New York Times &#8212; suggesting a bulge in President Bush's suit during last week's debate may have been a transmitter feeding him answers &#8212; turns out to be left-wing writer Dave Lindorff (search), who just last year said, "It's going a bit far to compare the Bush of 2003 to the Hitler of 1933. Bush simply is not the orator that Hitler was."</p>
  • What, Me Biased?

    10/15/2004 3:06:48 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 2 replies · 603+ views
    NRO ^ | October 14, 2004 | Byron York
    Have you ever heard of Dave Lindorff? Probably not. But Lindorff, a writer who occasionally covers politics, recently pulled a good one on the Washington Post, New York Times, and a number of other news outlets. In an article, "Bush's Mystery Bulge," published in the left-wing online journal Salon, Lindorff speculated that President Bush might have been "literally channeling Karl Rove" in the first presidential debate that is, wearing an invisible earpiece attached to a radio receiver through which Rove could feed him answers to vexing questions. Lindorff's evidence was a freeze-frame from the debate which he said showed...
  • KERRY EXPOSES BUSHS MYSTERY BULGE: Tears Off Presidents Jacket on National

    10/14/2004 11:32:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 2,534+ views
    Borowitz Report ^ | October 14, 2004 | Andy Borowitz
    Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry seized the opportunity of last night's nationally televised debate in Tempe, Arizona to expose the source of the "mystery bulge" between President Bush's shoulder blades, tearing off Mr. Bush's jacket while a stunned nation watched in horror.
  • NY Times: Bush Debate Jacket Bulge? Doctored photos? Bias?

    10/09/2004 8:15:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 120 replies · 6,840+ views
    According to the NY Times: "First they said that pictures showing the bulge might have been doctored. But then, when the bulge turned out to be clearly visible in the television footage of the evening, they offered a different explanation." I recall that theory all over the internet about the possibility of the photo being doctored, but I don't recall Bush or the Bush campaign ever being the ones making that claim. Anyone got a link, a quote, or is the NY Times just blowing biased smoke into our eyes?
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The 101st Airborne's Defense of Bastogne (12/1944) - Sep 15th, 2004

    09/14/2004 11:05:41 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 99 replies · 1,823+ views
    cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil ^ | September 1986 | Colonel Ralph M. Mitchell
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Defense of Lanzerath (12/16/1944) - Sep. 8th, 2004

    09/07/2004 10:29:17 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 127 replies · 2,704+ views
    www.fas.org ^ | Captain John Della-Giustina
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Ohio veteran survived Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, Korea

    11/11/2003 10:19:22 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 227+ views
    Cox News ^ | November 11 2003 | Bob Batz
    CENTERVILLE, Ohio -- The memories came in tiny bits and pieces as Henry "Duke" Deuer recalled the morning 59 years ago when he and 60,000 other Americans braved withering German gunfire to storm the beaches of Normandy. "We were up to our waists in the water," he said, "and the enemy guns on the bluffs above us looked like the flash bulbs of a thousand cameras going off. Shells were exploding all around us. If the guy beside you went down, another would step up to fill the gap. Many died screaming, and most fell forward, not backwards like you...
  • Explosive find, of the volcano kind.

    08/11/2003 1:11:13 PM PDT · by snooker · 68 replies · 1,951+ views
    Denver Post ^ | August 10, 2003 | Diedtra Henderson
    Park lake hints at buildup to huge blast By Diedtra Henderson Denver Post Science Writer Sunday, August 10, 2003 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - The mystery of the deep at picturesque Yellowstone Lake is a bulge that rises 100 feet from the lake floor, stretches the length of seven football fields, and has the potential to explode at any time. Of all the life-threatening events that could happen at Yellowstone - from volcanic eruptions to massive earthquakes - this type of hydrothermal explosion is likely the most immediate, serious hazard in the park. So, scientists are trying to better...
  • Tourism ugly from lack of Americans

    06/14/2003 9:59:39 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 109 replies · 1,021+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate | 6-14-2003 | Tad Bartimus
    CANAL DU MIDI, France--It's high summer in France: bikinis blossom on the beach at St. Tropez and lovers stroll in lingering twilight beneath the Eiffel Tower. The only things missing from these postcard-perfect scenes are Americans. Still fuming over French President Jacques Chirac's active opposition to the war in Iraq, Americans are taking out their ire by staying home or vacationing elsewhere. "I doubt I'll ever set foot in France again," a hawkish friend from Kansas e-mailed me. Other friends who are veterans echoed the same sentiment. "France?" You couldn't pay me to go there!" snorted one. Well, somebody did...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles General of the Army Omar Bradley - May 24th, 2003

    05/24/2003 12:00:03 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 96 replies · 6,701+ views
    Dear Lord, There's a young man far from home, called to serve his nation in time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep him safe, we pray You keep him strong, we pray You send him safely home ... for he's been away so long. There's a young woman far from home, serving her nation with pride. Her step is strong, her step is sure, there is courage in every stride. We pray You keep her safe, we pray You keep her strong, we pray You send her safely home...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Gen. Anthony McAuliffe at Bastonge - Dec. 22nd, 2002

    12/22/2002 12:03:28 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 214 replies · 20,477+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Battle of The Bulge - Dec. 16th, 2002

    12/16/2002 5:38:35 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 214 replies · 6,265+ views
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...