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  • Teddy Roosevelt's Warning To Time Magazine

    08/11/2013 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 11, 2013 | David Stokes
    Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus the provocative current cover story: “The Child Free Life: When Having It All Means Not Having Children." I read the article while on vacation. Vacation with my family—including seven grandchildren, ironic, huh?I immediately remembered reading something Theodore Roosevelt said, directly on point, in a famous speech Not wanting to go the way of its former print rival, Newsweek, it is no surprise that Time magazine is looking for ways to generate buzz. Thus...
  • War hero awarded Silver Star after his death

    03/15/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 657+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 16, 2008 | John Koopman
    The worst moment in Gary Stokes' life was not the day a couple of Marines in dress uniform showed up at his door to tell him his son had been killed in Iraq. That was bad, no doubt. He had spent two years wondering whether he would receive those unwelcome visitors. The worst moment came later, after the tears and the grief. The worst moment came slowly. It was the horrible realization that Sean was gone forever. He would never see his son again. Never again go fishing or camping, or watch him get married and have children of his...
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-10-05

    09/10/2005 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 693+ views ^ | 09-10-05 | George W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 10, 2005 President's Radio Address      Audio      THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Sunday, our nation will observe the fourth anniversary of the September the 11th terrorist attacks. Every American has memories of that day that will never leave them. We remember the images of fire and terror at the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania, and in the heart of New York City. We remember the ruthlessness of those who murdered the innocent and took joy in their suffering. We remember the courage of the police and firefighters and rescue personnel who rushed into burning buildings to save lives,...
  • Wedding gift: Couple requests prepaid calling cards — for soldiers in Iraq

    11/07/2004 10:02:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 7 replies · 717+ views
    OregonLive / AP ^ | November 7, 2004
    NewsFlash Home | More Washington State News   Couple requests prepaid calling cards — for soldiers in Iraq 11/7/2004, 3:28 p.m. PT The Associated Press     PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Local newlyweds made an unusual wedding-gift request: They wanted prepaid international telephone calling cards.Tony Clayton and Jeana Johnson-Clayton are sending the nearly 60 cards they received to U.S. military personnel in Iraq, so the troops can call home during the holidays.The bride's son, Chris Johnson, is serving in the Marine Corps and will be deployed early next year, she said."We thought about our friends who have sons...
  • The Anti-Woodstock: Young Americans hit the beach. (Wonder Land)

    04/03/2003 9:34:25 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 16 replies · 388+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Here's a two-word phrase you don't see or hear much anymore: young adults. It sank beneath the waves of a more recent, more powerful force: the "youth culture."</p> <p>The youth culture in America is a lifestyle, emphasizing the one thing that youth tend to be very good at: thinking about themselves. Pridefully inner-directed, it opens itself to the outer world primarily in two ways: style and "attitude." Membership in the youth culture is defined by mass marketers as a "demographic," which begins about the age of 12 and runs without interruption to the age of 35. A "young adult" is an anachronism.</p>
  • Can Never Be Said Enough

    05/30/2002 4:25:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 1 replies · 155+ views
    Associated Press | 5/30/02