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  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • Senate's top Dems vow vote on DREAM Act later this month

    12/09/2010 4:30:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    12/09/10 02:21 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    The Senate's top Democrats sought to reassure supporters on Thursday that a key immigration bill wasn't dead this year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said they would move later in December to pass a version of the DREAM Act that had been passed by the House on Wednesday night, ending speculation that lawmakers wouldn't act to pass the immigration bill at all this year. "[T]he Senate will move to the House-passed version of the bill later this month," the pair said Thursday in a statement. "In the meantime, we will work with House...
  • Chinese paper says U.S. being too nervous over China military

    01/18/2007 9:31:37 PM PST · by mfnorman · 15 replies · 637+ views
    (Kyodo) _ While China made no official comment on Friday morning about concerns expressed by the United States over a recent anti- satellite weapons test, a Chinese newspaper ran a story saying that Washington was being too nervous about Chinese military development. The Global Times, a newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party's organ People's Daily, quoted a Chinese military expert as saying that the United States was "being a little bit nervous" in a story headlined, "Unreasonable thoughts by U.S. over China's anti-missile weapons." "In terms of technology, attacking a satellite in space is normal technology," the paper quoted an...
  • Stakes raised in whaling clash(Greenpeace whoops!)

    01/15/2006 6:47:42 AM PST · by paltz · 30 replies · 839+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 1/15/06 | Paul Osborne
    A GREENPEACE activist was thrown overboard when a Japanese whale harpoon was launched across an inflatable boat in the Antarctic seas yesterday. The incident has forced Greenpeace to rethink their human shield style protest against Japanese scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Japanese says Greenpeace is taking the risks for the sake of public relations. A harpoon from Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 was fired directly over the Zodiac inflatable boat, which was shadowing a minke whale in Antarctic seas. Greenpeace chief executive Steve Shallhorn said the harpoon had flown within a metre of the inflatable. "Greenpeace had...
  • Battleship Film Revives Japan's Pride In Wartime Generation

    11/27/2005 4:41:55 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies · 5,096+ views
    Battleship film revives Japan's pride in wartime generation (Filed: 28/11/2005) Sixty years after the colossal battleship Yamato was sunk, the pride of Japan's wartime navy is once again an object of fascination. Almost 400,000 visitors have flocked to see a full-scale replica of the deck of the Yamato in Onomichi, western Japan. The ship was reconstructed for the shooting of a film, Men of the Yamato, which will be released next month. The £3million replica deck, made for the film Men of the Yamato, has attracted 400,000 Japanese visitors The Yamato, the largest battleship ever built, was considered indestructible by...
  • Charles Wheeler, "Tora! Tora! Tora!" cinematographer, dead at 88

    11/04/2004 9:56:28 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 250+ views
    ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Charles F. Wheeler, a cinematographer who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the World War II film "Tora! Tora! Tora!", has died. He was 88. Wheeler died Oct. 28 at a nursing home in Orange after suffering a stroke several weeks earlier, his daughter Constance Faber said. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years, she said. Wheeler relied on his own experiences as a Navy combat photographer when leading five camera crews shooting "Tora! Tora! Tora!", a 1970 film about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Serving in the Pacific during...
  • I Am Very Serious (ZOT!!! Set beebers on stune. This could be hugh.)

    07/31/2004 10:47:16 AM PDT · by jojo2004 · 250 replies · 4,130+ views
    I am a registered Republican and I will be be voting for Bush in this election. However, I am very troubled by a couple of issues. It seems (as much as I was against it) that Klintoon's nominal tax increase on the super wealthy did work. It didn't hurt the economy, it didn't hurt the wealthy's input to creating jobs, and it did help reduce the deficit. Also I wonder about President Bush's intentions for going into Iraq. I tend to believe he was backing a PNAC plan and would have gone there regardless of whether or not 9/11 occurred....
  • George Elliott, who warned of planes nearing Pearl Harbor, dead at 85

    12/23/2003 11:22:04 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 588+ views
    Associated Press | December 24, 2003
    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - George E. Elliott Jr., whose unheeded warning about aircraft approaching Pearl Harbor was depicted in history books and movies like "Tora, Tora, Tora," has died. He was 85. Elliot died Saturday of complications from a stroke, his family said. The former Army radar operator detected the incoming Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941; he issued a warning, which was brushed aside. Nearly an hour later, the enemy planes reached the Navy fleet in the harbor. A 50-year anniversary story by The Associated Press told how Elliott and another private, Joseph L. Lockard, had been on...
  • So what happened on Joe Millionaire, any big secrets?

    02/17/2003 9:53:18 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 137 replies · 819+ views
    Fox TV, I guess ^ | 2/17/03 | A. Millionaire(as far as you know)
    So what happened? Any stunning secrets? Dissappointing, shocking, or good? Yeah, yeah, yeah, its stupid and meaningless, TV will destroy the Roman Empire, etc., save us the speeches. Yes TV has never been the same since Greg Kinnear left Talk Soup(though I thought Monkey Boy had his moments). I just wanna know what happened.
  • Zot!!!

    01/29/2003 6:58:52 AM PST · by solid waste · 40 replies · 1,841+ views
    Intervention Magazine | Regis T. Sabol
  • ZOT!! (Zot theme song included!)

    01/21/2003 10:03:08 AM PST · by Warren Harrison · 21 replies · 681+ views
  • ZOT!!!

    01/07/2003 9:37:32 AM PST · by Zircon · 50 replies · 767+ views
    1/7/2003 | Zircon
  • The Democratic Party is not the Answer! [You can say that again, but ZOT!]

    01/09/2003 10:50:13 AM PST · by patriots dreams · 58 replies · 653+ views
    Bev Conover
  • Zot!!!

    01/08/2003 6:31:32 AM PST · by Raineer · 79 replies · 799+ views
  • unfair CENSORSHIP on this site

    11/27/2002 2:04:57 PM PST · by unfairCENSOR · 459 replies · 1,234+ views
  • San Pedro Cancels "Tora, Tora, Tora" because it might offend Japanese-Americans (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2002 2:12:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 108 replies · 780+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Donna Littlejohn
    Mixed feelings over San Pedro film event NO SHOW: Insensitivity to Japanese-Americans is cited. Vets are stunned. By Donna Littlejohn DAILY BREEZE It was going to be a night to remember. Ushers dressed in World War II military uniforms, vintage cars pulling up to the curb, Pearl Harbor survivors and a recently restored 1940s military searchlight would be on hand Dec. 7 to greet the crowds at a special anniversary showing of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre. The 1970 film — a joint American and Japanese production — is considered one of the most accurate...