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  • The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions

    10/02/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country. Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the...
  • Anti-tax activist seems to open door to end of Bush tax cuts [Norquist caves?]

    07/21/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 21 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 21 2011 | Jeffry Bartash
    Washington’s renowned anti-tax fighter, Grover Norquist, apparently thinks that letting tax cuts expire doesn’t violate a no-new-taxes pledge he has extracted from most Republicans. See pledge signees here. Norquist told the Washington Post that letting broad-based tax cuts passed in the Bush era would not violate his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,” he told the Post’s editorial page.
  • Foreign Ministry trusts US 'Durban II' involvement

    02/16/2009 11:22:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 694+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/16/09 | ABE SELIG
    The Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it will take a "wait and see" attitude after learning the Obama administration will participate in planning for a UN conference on racism dubbed "Durban II," despite concerns that the meeting will be used by Arab nations and others to demonize Israel. Anti-Zionist Jews and pro-Palestinian supporters participate in a protest march in Durban to coincide with the opening of the 2001 UN Racism Conference [archive]. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week While the US has said it would decide at a later date whether to participate in the conference, the State...
  • Military pays tribute to World War II bomber pilot (Tissues Required)

    08/15/2006 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,538+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young
    8/15/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- A World War II bomber pilot was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug 11. Retired Maj. Gen. Jack I. Posner was one of the last remaining bomber pilots from World War II. His burial site is in a direct line of sight of the new Air Force Memorial. The general's son, Col. John D. Posner, said that his father would have appreciated the view. The procession to General Posner's final resting spot included an Army caisson, the U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard, and family and friends. "My dad spent upwards of almost...
  • Missing World War II Airmen are Identified

    06/27/2006 4:40:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 1,708+ views
    DoD News ^ | OFFICIAL
    The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that nine airmen missing in action from World War II have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The nine are 2nd Lt. Hugh L. Johnson Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; 2nd Lt. Byron L. Stenen, Northridge, Calif.; 2nd Lt. John F. Green, Watertown, N.Y.; 2nd Lt. John M. Meisner, Pembroke, Mass.; Staff Sgt. Walter Knudsen, Sioux City, Iowa; Cpl. John A. DeCarlo, Newark, N.J.; Cpl. Robert E. Raney, Monon, Ind.; Cpl. William G. Mohr, Mt. Wolf, Pa.; and Cpl. Michael J. Pushkar, Mahanoy City, Pa....
  • Hickam honors World War II vets with new C-17

    06/15/2006 5:42:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 929+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chris Vadnais
    6/15/2006 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The delivery of the seventh of eight C-17 Globemaster IIIs here June 14 brought 15th Airlift Wing and Pacific Air Forces Airmen together with World War II veterans. The aircraft, christened "The Spirit of 'Go For Broke,'” is a tribute to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. The 442nd fought in Europe in World War II, and was the most decorated unit in the history of the U.S. military for its size and length of service. The unit was composed of Japanese-American soldiers intent on proving their loyalty to the U.S. Many...
  • Navy to Present Medal of Honor to Family of World War II Vet

    05/12/2006 5:06:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Lt. Chris Servello
    SPLIT, Croatia, May 11, 2006 – The Croatian family of a U.S. Navy enlisted man will accept a posthumous Medal of Honor here next week for the man's heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Adm. Harry Ulrich, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, will present a posthumously awarded Medal of Honor to the family of Chief Watertender Peter Tomich at a ceremony May 18. Retired Croatian army Lt. Col. Srecko Herceg Tonic will receive the U.S. military's highest award on behalf of the Tomich family. Tomich, a U.S. citizen of Croatian heritage, served in the U.S. Navy...
  • Missing World War II Airmen identified

    05/09/2006 5:43:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,396+ views
    5/9/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced today that two members of a four-man Army Air Forces crew missing in action from World War II have been identified. They are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The crew is pilot Capt. Douglas Wight of Westfield, N.J.; co-pilot 1st Lt. Herbert Evans of Rapid City, S.D.; crew chief Cpl. John Hanlon of Arnett, Okla.; and radio operator Pfc. Gerald Rugers Jr., of Tacoma, Wash. Lieutenant Evans and Private Rugers were individually identified, while group remains of all four will be...
  • II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across America (IMPOSSIBLE to have DRY EYES)

    03/02/2006 5:04:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 731+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson
    II MEF CG, wife participate in Read Across AmericaSubmitted by: II Marine Expeditionary ForceStory Identification #: 200632151833Story by Sgt. Tracee L. Jackson MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- (March 2, 2006) -- The commanding general of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. James F. Amos, and his wife, Bonnie, participated in the Read Across America program at Jefferson Primary School here March 2. According to Jeanette Martinez, a coordinator for the event, the program is designed to show the importance of reading to school-aged children. Guest readers, including senators, commanders, doctors, and other high-profile professionals have visited all...
  • U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse'

    03/20/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 1,173+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 20, 2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    U.S. allows Muslim 'fox in the henhouse' Guest panelist threatened America, openly supported terror groups Posted: March 20, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: WorldNetDaily is pleased to have a content-sharing agreement with Insight magazine, the bold Washington publication not afraid to ruffle establishment feathers. Subscribe to Insight at WorldNetDaily's online store and save 71 percent off the cover price. By Kenneth R. Timmerman © 2004 Insight/News World Communications Inc. The congressionally funded United States Institute of Peace hosted an event yesterday in Washington on reforming Islam, with a guest panelist who has threatened the United States and openly supported...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • More than any other event, World War II changed Tucson

    12/07/2005 5:26:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,673+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Bonnie Henry
    Ask any old-timer to name the singular event that changed Tucson like no other and all will give you a two-word answer: Pearl Harbor. Before Dec. 7, 1941, Tucson was a cowtown of fewer than 40,000 souls. Burros still grazed at what was then called Davis-Monthan Field. Following the Japanese attack that ushered in World War II for America, more than $3.5 million would be spent on improvements at D-M in 1942 alone. During World War II, close to 12,000 airmen would flow through the base, which became a major training field for bombing crews. One of those men was...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • Storied World War II Vets Share Insights With Today's Troops

    11/10/2005 5:00:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 812+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – Former Tuskegee Airmen -- pioneers who broke through racial prejudice to become the first black U.S. military pilots during World War II -- have solid words of advice and encouragement for today's military members. "Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do," said retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ezra Hill Sr., of Hampton, Va. "We proved that you can do it." Hill said the lessons he learned as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, who battled segregation and prejudice on the ground and enemy forces in the air, apply equally to today's servicemembers fighting...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 1,215+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | Heath L. McMeans
    I have not read Dracula ever again. I was ashamed of myself. Here I was, a 2nd lieutenant of Marines, fresh out of OCS, going to fight those Japanese SOB's, and just think, I let a book of fiction scare me like that.
  • Remains of missing World War II Airmen returning home

    10/19/2005 6:30:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,825+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 19,2005 | unattributed
    10/19/2005 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The remains of three U. S. servicemen, missing in action since 1941, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Augustus J. Allen, of Myrtle Springs, Texas; Staff Sgt. James D. Cartwright, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Cpl. Paul R. Stubbs, of Haverhill, Mass. On June 8, 1941, the three men departed France Field, Panama, in an O-47A aircraft, en route to Rio Hato, Panama. When the aircraft failed to arrive, a search was initiated by both air and ground...
  • Vice President Cheney welcomes II MEF Marines and sailors home

    10/03/2005 5:15:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,141+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | unattributed
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2005) -- The Vice President of the United States, Richard B. Cheney, visited more than 4,500 Marines here Oct. 3, welcoming them home from recent deployment. Cheney’s visit was less about his own appearance at the base and more about boosting morale and extending gratitude from the nation to Marines, some who arrived home as recent as last weekend from Iraq and other operations, including hurricane relief efforts on our own Gulf Coast. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment (3/25), a reserve unit based out of Ohio, many of whom returned...
  • Terrible Flight Experiences (Vanity)

    09/16/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT · by Maximus of Texas · 99 replies · 4,139+ views
    On the flight home this morning, I was unfortunate enough to have a bleeder sit next to me. By bleeder, I mean he was invading my space because he was large and his body was spilling over into my seat. I've seen worse cases than what I had today but let's hear your experiences.
  • Conclave above politics, Canada's Ouellet says

    04/17/2005 12:44:31 PM PDT · by Fred · 5 replies · 1,046+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Sunday, April 17, 2005 Updated at 2:36 PM EST | Canadian Press
    Vatican City — Canada's Marc Cardinal Ouellet used his Sunday homily to rebuke Catholic political operatives who are spreading nasty rumours about his fellow cardinals in the mud-spattered papal election campaign. In his final public statement before the secret election begins Monday, Cardinal Ouellet reminded Roman Catholics that the conclave was supposed to be above the crass politics of the secular world. “The choice the cardinals are making is not a political act based on some human calculation,” Cardinal Ouellet told parishioners at the Holy Mary in Transpontina church near St. Peter's Square. “It's an act of faith, and profound...
  • John Paul II:Won in the East,Lost in the West -Where were all these people when the pope was alive?

    04/08/2005 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 1,200+ views
    WSJ editorial ^ | 4-8-05 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    What are we to make of what has happened in the days since John Paul II died? The news outlets of American television have spent uncounted hours on the deceased leader of the Catholic Church. It explains why so many of us never quite throw our televisions onto the sidewalk. It is because when moments that matter arrive, they can do this. This is the medium's long-form potential--rarely used out of belief that the viewers' mosquito-sized attention span makes deep treatment of any subject verboten. Notwithstanding some spitballs, the coverage of the 263rd pope since Peter has been almost universally...
  • Foes Reunited at Peace Pope's Funeral

    04/07/2005 12:37:33 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 1,762+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Apr 7 | By Sophie Hardach -REUTERS
    ROME (Reuters) - The "Great Satan," part of the "axis of evil" and an "outpost of tyranny" will gather for the funeral of Pope John Paul, who toiled for peace but whose mourners find it hard to forgive each other. At what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals ever, there will be heads of governments whose hostile exchanges have long dominated the headlines -- the United States and Iran, Israel and Syria, Zimbabwe and Britain among others. "The conviction he had about humankind, about life and about peace -- it just shone through," said former U.S. president...
  • Candidates to Become Next Pope United on Pro-Life Issues

    04/07/2005 9:36:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies · 2,124+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 040605 | Steven Ertelt
    Candidates to Become Next Pope United on Pro-Life Issues Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Ertelt Editor April 6, 2005 The Vatican ( -- The leading candidates who could become the next Pope and leader of the Catholic Church have one thing in common -- they all take a pro-life stance on key issues such as abortion and euthanasia: Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes is a 70-year-old Franciscan priest who leads the Sao Paolo Archdiocese. Monsignor Dario Bevilacqua, spokesman for the diocese told the Associated Press that "he has always been in line with the Vatican's official position"...
  • The World War II Revisionists

    02/25/2005 3:59:55 AM PST · by directorblue · 7 replies · 1,056+ views
    DirectorBlue's Blog ^ | 2/25/2005 | DirectorBlue
    Several years ago, my daughter came home from school. She was visibly upset that America had dropped the A-bomb on Japan. It was obvious the teacher's agenda included a careful rewrite of history to villify Truman and the U.S. Military as utter monsters, without a thimble's worth of historical context. Reading Flags of Our Fathers or Flyboys provides a bit more perspective. It is hard to overstate the strength of indoctrination programs with which Japanese soldiers were inculcated with a barbaric philosophy of "no surrender". The battle for the island of Attu in the Aleutians illustrated [the philosophy]... in May...

    01/03/2005 10:02:03 PM PST · by crushelits · 35 replies · 5,254+ views
    crushelits | Jan. 04, 2005 | crushelits
  • Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters

    12/28/2004 7:55:25 AM PST · by forty_years · 108 replies · 4,692+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | December 28, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    For years, it has been my position that the threat of radical Islam implies an imperative to focus security measures on Muslims. If searching for rapists, one looks only at the male population. Similarly, if searching for Islamists (adherents of radical Islam), one looks at the Muslim population.And so, I was encouraged by a just-released Cornell University opinion survey that finds nearly half the U.S. population agreeing with this proposition. Specifically, 44 percent of Americans believe that government authorities should direct special attention toward Muslims living in America, either by registering their whereabouts, profiling them, monitoring their mosques, or infiltrating...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Texts of Bush's and Pope's Remarks

    06/05/2004 2:32:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 303+ views
    AP via NewsMax ^ | 4JUN04 | Associated Press WiresFriday, June 4, 2004 Here is the text of President Bush presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. The text was provided by the White House. President Bush: Your Holiness, thank you very much for receiving Laura and me, and our delegation. I bring greetings from our country, where you are respected, admired and greatly loved.I also bring a message from my government that says to you, sir, we will work for human liberty and human dignity, in order to spread peace and compassion; that we appreciate the strong symbol of freedom...
  • The Fruits of Vatican II. What has it wrought?

    02/06/2004 12:24:38 PM PST · by AAABEST · 32 replies · 222+ views ^ | 02-06-04 | john grasmeier
    Matthew 7 17   Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.18   A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.19   Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.20   Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know themVatican II was initiated with the supposed intent of creating a kinder, gentler, more "user friendly" and hence more popular Catholic church. Many will contend that much of what has been done in "the spirit" of Vatican II has accomplished none of these goals. It...
  • NEUSCHWABENLAND: The Lost Colony (Of Nazi Germany)

    01/21/2004 2:08:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    Forgotten Battle of World War II ^ | FR Post 1-21-2004 | Editorial Staff
    NEUSCHWABENLAND: The Lost Colony Seal of the German Antarctica Expedition     There have always been tales floating around that the Germans were involved in some kind of plot to claim Antarctica as a territory, or at least use it for some kind of research or base for military operations. Little is known of these strange expeditions, but they did in fact take place. Available information is scanty, so if you know anything about this or other subjects on this site, please see the Contributors Wanted page.     The very first German Antarctic expedition was carried out in 1873, under Sir...
  • WW2 Aerial Photographs Online

    01/21/2004 1:55:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 31 replies · 6,802+ views
    Deviant Art ^ | FR Post 1-21-2004 | Editorial Staff
    The Guardian Unlimited reports that unique aerial photographs of some of the key events of the Second World War are to be made available for the first time over the internet. The photographs are being made available through a website created by The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA) at Keele University - an official place of deposit for the National Archives at Kew, West London. The entire archive of more than five million aerial reconnaissance photographs, shot by the RAF over Western Europe during the conflict, is going online starting Monday. They include American troops landing on the Normandy beaches on...
  • Patriot Act II Resurrected?

    08/22/2003 10:31:36 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 35 replies · 436+ views
    wired news ^ | Aug. 21, 2003 | Ryan Singel
    <p>Congress may consider a bill that not only expands the government's wiretapping and investigative powers but also would link low-level drug dealing to terrorism and ban a traditional form of Middle Eastern banking.</p> <p>The draft legislation -- titled the Vital Interdiction of Criminal Terrorist Organizations Act of 2003, or Victory Act -- includes significant portions of the so-called Patriot Act II, which faced broad opposition from conservatives and liberals alike and embarrassed the Justice Department when it was leaked to the press in February.</p>
  • Lithuanians, Jews, Nazis, the Holocaust, and Collective Guilt

    08/14/2003 7:50:07 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 80 replies · 2,655+ views ^ | August 14, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Lithuanians, Jews, Nazis, the Holocaust, and Collective Guilt By Andrew L. Jaffee, August 14, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. - Jesus of Nazareth, from the Gospel of John "All Jews are communists." "All Lithuanians are Nazis." Have you heard these things said before? I have. A recent visit to the State Jewish Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania spurred me to think very carefully about collective guilt and the Holocaust. Being an American of both Lithuanian and Jewish ancestry has sometimes put me in an awkward position. First, I'm born and raised American--you know,...