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  • Here's Why McCain Voted Against 'Skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill

    07/28/2017 9:53:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies ^ | July 28, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John McCain offered an explanation Friday for why he joined Democrats and two of his Republican colleagues in voting against the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, saying he did not believe it would “actually reform our health care system.”"While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens,” McCain said in a statement."The Speaker's statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be...
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2017 4:39:52 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    Indiana University Press ^ | 06-17-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • The Horrible Waste of War

    06/06/2017 4:37:31 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies
    Indiania Unviersity Press ^ | 06-16-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    The Horrible Waste of War NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didnt know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck...
  • A Pure Miracle

    06/06/2017 4:34:48 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies
    Indiania University Press ^ | 06-12-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    A Pure Miracle NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnt arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged...
  • Remember the Alamo on her 180th Anniversary

    03/06/2016 9:50:10 AM PST · by GregoTX · 44 replies
    Tour Texas ^ | March 6 2016
    On March 6th, one of the most significant events in the history of not only our state, but our country, will be commemorated: the Battle of the Alamo. Why is this battle so important? I think because it shows just how much we Americans value our freedoms and what we will sacrifice to preserve them. At the Alamo, 189 documented defenders took on thousands of Mexican troops, a turning point in the Texas Revolution. Battle at the AlamoThe valiant Texians held on for 12 days, finally being annihilated on the 13th day, March 6. The event motivated the Texians, and...
  • Are you flying a FLAG? Are you Remembering? 09/11 14 years after! [Vanity]

    09/11/2015 5:46:27 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 37 replies
    09/11/2015<a href= | Self
    TODAY is the 14th Anniversary of that horrible event of 09/11/2001! We know the roll call of the dead of record BUT the number of dead from terrorist actions is uncountable! PLEASE fly the FLAG in honor of those who were lost! Please take a minute to remember and fight the memory hole of those who want us to forget!
  • Risky unprotected sex linked to weak working memory in teenagers

    06/18/2015 7:36:08 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    benchmark reporter ^ | 18 June 2015 | TASNUVA RAHIM
    The adolescents had been involved in experiments that had been designed for measuring working memory and their ability for focusing their attention on information relevant to a task. The participants impulsivity has also been evaluated in a task that tested their ability to delay gratification. The levels of sensation seeking, the tendency for seeking excitement without thinking had been self-reported in this study.
  • Remember

    05/25/2015 11:07:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    Remember On this day, remember The men who died And, for their sake, don't ever forget The loved ones they left behind They gave it all For you and me They paid the full and final price To keep us strong and free Despite their worst fears They took the bloody field They faced the awful foe They would not yield Greater love for his friends Can no man show Than to give his life And take the blow Christ set the perfect example Long ago, across the sea Of service, of sacrifice, of suffering To set, and to keep,...
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • Young students use toothbrushes to find and honor veterans

    05/22/2015 9:56:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 5/21/15 | Bradley
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Tribune News Service) A group of French-speaking 8th graders used toothbrushes to clean moss off old tombstones of African-American military veterans. Not something you see everyday in Kansas City. But there they were, 25 or so students from Academie Lafayette working to get Highland Cemetery, a segregated black cemetery from Kansas Citys early days, ready for Memorial Day. They planted flags on graves long forgotten in a cemetery long neglected. Seems like such goodwill deserved blue sky and sunshine. Aucune une telle chance. Uh, no such luck. It was 52 degrees, breezy and spitting rain. The...
  • Michelle O Can't Remember How Long She's Been Married, Can't remember things about her own family

    04/23/2015 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | April 22, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    At the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day event at the White House Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama had a hard time remembering how long she and the president of the United States have been married. She also made sure she curried favor with the children by pandering to them, saying, "We are grateful to you all, for what you do to support your parents ... " and added a pitch for the nanny state, saying of the children's parents, "We're taking care of 'em, at least we're trying to ..." The First Lady began by siting down...
  • Weekend respite from it all I have a (vanity) question...

    03/29/2014 10:03:44 AM PDT · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Just me ^ | 3/29/14 | baynative
    Politics and Obama are wearing me down. So, I'm thinking of one of my favorite subjects and looking for some comments on remembering "the first time".
  • The 1940s...A Memorable Decade (a video view)

    10/17/2013 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies
    DROPBOX ^ | unk | unk
    A video view of the 40's nicely done
  • * American Reflections of 9-11 *

    09/11/2013 3:33:27 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (prolly nsfw... salty language warning)
  • Memorial Day - Unashamed Vanity

    05/27/2013 5:43:37 AM PDT · by Peter W. Kessler · 7 replies
    My Camera ^ | 5/27/13 | Peter W. Kessler
    I was privileged to be able to visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy last October. I arrived very early and, for almost an hour, I was totally alone in the cemetery. Think of those who gave their lives in what can only be described as Hell on Earth - Omaha Beach - on 6/6/44. Today, the American Cemetery is one of the most peaceful places on earth. Each white cross or Star of David represents a family shattered by loss, an empty chair at dinner, a full, productive life denied. Thank God for sending into our midst individuals who...
  • Remember the Alamo, Pearl Harbor, 911! Remember the Democrats, Obama and those who support them!!!

    11/04/2012 5:18:11 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    History | 6 November 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Remember the Alamo! Remember Pearl Harbor! Remember 911! Remember the Democrats, Obama and the behind-the-scenes subverters of justice!!! The new battle cry should be the latter. Should Obama lose this election, the American people need to wake up, turn back to God and begin to make a real effort to live upright lives. Then, we need to clean this country out. People who have come here with Godless philosophies need to leave. People in government who are lying, cheating and subverting our constitution and governing process need to be punished and expelled. The results of this election in absolutely no...
  • 9/11 victim's chilling note sheds light on his final moments

    09/11/2012 3:21:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 10, 2012
    "84th floor, west office, 12 people trapped" those are the 7 words Randy Scott scribbled on a scrap of paper on September 11th 2001, after united Airlines flight 175 struck Two World Trade Center floors away from where Scott was working...
  • On Our Independence Day....Remember

    07/04/2012 10:52:31 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 22 replies
    video ^ | 7/4/12 | me
    I watch this video quite often. When you watch it, look at all the New Yorkers response to this attack. Funny, not ha ha funny, but that strange funny how they all seem to forget what happened. These same New Yorkers, who live in the city, were against those of us down there protesting the 9/11 mosque. What the heck is wrong? I know satan and it's demons were sent to earth, but it seems as if they have taken over. So much happening, all at once, all evil. Has the time come? Are we witnessing the last of days?...
  • A Pure Miracle (D-Day June 6th, 1944)

    06/06/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 15 replies
    The Indiana School of Jornalism ^ | 06-12-1944 | By Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didnt arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • THINK OF OUR TROOPS THIS MEMORIAL DAY (Gold Star Mother: Answer The Call)

    05/28/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Syncro · 6 replies
    THINK OF OUR TROOPS THIS MEMORIAL DAY Enjoying your three-day weekend? We hope so. We wish all of our supporters a happy Memorial Day, but we also want to remind everyone who we have to thank for the privilege of observing this holiday, our troops. While back home we have the privilege of getting everyone together for a family cook out or bbq, our troops are still fighting a war in Afghanistan. Our troops don't get to have a barbecue, unless they get really inventive, like this Marine who improvised a very crude grill over some rocks. And the...