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  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA — DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughter’s hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boy’s arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this year’s summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twain’s cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republic’s revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Benghazi hero fought alongside fallen SEALs, still recovering at Walter Reed

    07/25/2013 2:46:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/2013 | Catherine Herridge
    One of the most severely wounded survivors of the Benghazi terror attack, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, risked his life to help save his fellow Americans, and is still being treated at Walter Reed medical center to this day, Fox News has learned. Fox News is the first news organization to make direct contact with Ubben -- who has had multiple surgeries at Walter Reed to save his right leg, which was badly wounded in the Sept. 11 attack. Fox News has also learned new details about Ubben's heroic actions on the night of the attack, including fighting alongside the...
  • Tony Snow With David Gregory…A Look Back (VIDEO)

    07/12/2008 10:40:53 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 13 replies · 122+ views ^ | 7/11/08 | MsUnderestimated
    This is quite a look back, and an emotional one at that. I found this video tonight from the MSNBC website. This was taken while Tony Snow was still alive, and great compassion was shown by David Gregory. I truly believe that anyone who worked with Tony had a deep respect and admiration for him.
  • Surgeons Fought For Hours To Save Castro's Life

    08/05/2006 6:13:40 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies · 3,851+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2006 | Phil Hart
    Surgeons fought for hours to save Castro's life By Phil Hart in Havana (Filed: 06/08/2006) Doctors at the exclusive Cimeq hospital in western Havana are accustomed to handling the delicate health problems of Cuba's communist elite. It was here last weekend, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt, that they battled for several hours to save the life of the regime's most important patient, Fidel Castro. Unable to stem intestinal bleeding with drugs, the country's top surgeons performed an emergency operation on the veteran leader. To all but a handful of trusted doctors and his closest lieutenants, President Castro's medical condition has...
  • ADA honors diabetic who fought to deploy

    01/18/2006 3:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 481+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Tobi Edler
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 17, 2006) – The American Diabetes Association has created a teddy bear in honor of a diabetic patient who fought to deploy to Iraq after being medically excused. After Sgt. 1st Class Mark Thompson discovered that he had type one diabetes in 2000, he had to begin a strenuous health regimen. “I’m on an insulin infusion pump, with a catheter that goes through my stomach and gives me insulin shots every nine minutes through the day and every six minutes during the night,” said Thompson. “I have to change the catheter out every three...
  • Thoughts on Americans who fought for their country

    11/10/2005 9:49:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 389+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Shelley Shelton
    What do you know about Veterans Day, which is Friday, or what does Veterans Day mean to you? This week's answers come from seniors in Ruth Erickson's Advanced Placement government class at Canyon del Oro High School. Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day, to celebrate the end of the First World War on the 11th day of the 11th month. After World War II, the country had just gone through another big war, and they wanted a day to remember both. They turned Armistice Day, which remembered only one event, into Veterans Day to recognize all members of the American...
  • Reagan's Last Win

    07/29/2005 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 19 replies · 678+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 29, 2005 | Editorial
    Trade: The House's cliffhanger 217-215 passage of the Central America Free Trade Agreement is a decisive victory for free markets and democracy. It's also Ronald Reagan's final triumph. This victory is President Reagan's legacy. Because CAFTA, by slashing duties and giving free markets a boost, makes Reagan's Caribbean Basin Initiative permanent. As such, CAFTA creates a vast permanent bulwark against totalitarianism that will benefit the U.S. and its southern neighbors. Central America now has a bright future based on the one thing that makes democracies strong and nations viable — free markets. Reagan knew that in the struggle against tyranny,...
  • Women Warriors From Amazon Fought For Britain's Roman Army

    12/22/2004 10:29:18 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies · 2,610+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12-22-2004 | Lewis Smith
    December 22, 2004 Women warriors from Amazon fought for Britain's Roman army By Lewis Smith THE remains of two Amazon warriors serving with the Roman army in Britain have been discovered in a cemetery that has astonished archaeologists. Women soldiers were previously unknown in the Roman army in Britain and the find at Brougham in Cumbria will force a reappraisal of their role in 3rd-century society. The women are thought to have come from the Danube region of Eastern Europe, which was where the Ancient Greeks said the fearsome Amazon warriors could be found. The women, believed to have died...
  • Pics of Zell Miller tonight

    09/01/2004 8:21:20 PM PDT · by FesterUSMC · 19 replies · 1,184+ views
    Zell is one old man I would NOT mess with! Reminds me of my grandpa that faught in the Pacific during WWII
  • Boston WRKO host fired on the air and fighted with producer

    04/01/2004 8:32:56 AM PST · by beida · 67 replies · 505+ views
    myself ^ | myself
    This morning 8-9pm, Boston WRKO, the Peter and Scotto program, who asked Kerry first about BOTOX. Anyone else heard it this morning? It was incredible!!! The host scotto was fired on the air, I assumed. Apparently, the RKO station management had a meeting yesterday about the direction of their radio and they are nervous about the launch of liberal radio. Apparently, the management wanted hosts to turn more to the left. Apparently, they also sent out a memo out on this. I heard Scotto was unhappy about the meeting and the memo. He talked openly about this. Then some audio...
  • 'Cyclops'-like remains found on Crete

    02/01/2003 11:07:21 AM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, January 31, 2003 Posted: 2:52 AM HKT (1852 GMT) | Editorial Staff
    <p>IRAKLIO, Greece (AP) -- Researchers on the southern Greek island of Crete have unearthed the fossilized tusk, teeth and bones of a Deinotherium Gigantisimum, a fearsome elephant-like creature that might have given rise to ancient legends of one-eyed cyclops monsters.</p>
  • US Opens Way For Summer War In Iraq To Be Fought At Night

    01/04/2003 5:08:21 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 293+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-5-2003 | Sean Rayment
    US opens way for summer war in Iraq to be fought at night By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 05/01/2003) Allied commanders are drawing up plans to fight a war against Iraq entirely at night, allowing an invasion during the heat of summer. Front-line American troops have undergone intensive training recently in preparation for night combat. American soldiers possess the world's most advanced battlefield night-vision equipment. Generals believe that their ability to fight in complete darkness will prove to be a vital factor in the outcome of the conflict. The possibility of a summer invasion gives President George W. Bush...
  • Those Now Gone - a Poem

    11/11/2002 5:41:30 AM PST · by PoetPartriot · 3 replies · 423+ views ^ | Jan. 26, 2002 | Roger W Hancock
    THOSE NOW GONE ---- by Roger W Hancock Fallen Servicemen, for country fought; liberty, freedom, the primary reason. They gave themselves, that we be free. Fathers, mothers, sisters, and brothers; our dearly departed, life for country given. Families broken, for liberty. Veterans who served, and lived to tell; the horrors, and risks, now sleep in peace. Served their country, for our security. Unknown Soldier, MIA, remembrance our way, to honor you as well, victims of a warriors hell. Served, now lost that, our lives be free. Sleep now Sleep tight rest now, duty done, price paid in life or death....
  • Veteran’s Day   a Poem

    11/11/2002 5:11:19 AM PST · by PoetPartriot · 1 replies · 895+ views
    Veteran’s Day   by Roger W Hancock   We honor you, who fought for us, for country’s sake of freedom’s plight. You kept the greatest country great, by sacrifice of you who served.   Honor to military, soldiers served. There seems no risk in peace to serve. When war breaks the silent peace, no peace when security cease.   Sacrifice of civilian life, careers succumb to enlist, or draft. Families wait in fear, in prayer, for loved ones return alive, not dead.   Returned Heroes and those deceased, we honor, thank, though insufficient. Parades, programs, our pride convey, We honor...
  • Blair: This War Is As Important As Any War We Have Fought Before

    10/15/2002 4:30:44 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-16-2002 | Paul Waugh/Raymond Whitaker
    Blair: This war is as important as any war we have fought before By Paul Waugh and Raymond Whitaker 16 October 2002 Hamish McRae: The terrorists have targeted our youth Tony Blair compared the war against terrorism to the Second World War yesterday when he vowed that the Bali atrocity would not deflect him from taking firm action against Iraq. In an emergency statement to Parliament, the Prime Minister sent out a message of "total defiance" to the murderers of the 180 people killed in the car bomb attack at the weekend. Mr Blair disclosed that Britain was poised to...