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  • Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths

    05/01/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/1/16
    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country's central coast, with some also blaming the government for a sluggish response to a major environmental disaster. Though an official investigation has found no links between the fish deaths and a $10.6 billion coastal steel plant run by a unit of Taiwan's Formosa Plastics, public anger against the company has not abated. Hundreds gathered in Hanoi holding banners that said: "Formosa destroying the environment is a crime" and "Who poisoned the central region's waters?" Others said: "Formosa out...
  • Jesuit priest, peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    04/30/2016 6:36:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 109 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/30/16 | AP
    The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 94. Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, a Jesuit health care community in New York City after a "long illness," according to Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. "He died peacefully," Benigno said.
  • Vietnam To Receive the Last Classic Flankers

    04/29/2016 3:48:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AINonline ^ | April 28, 2016 | Vladimir Karnozov
    The imminent delivery of from Russia of two Sukhoi Su-30MK2 twin-seat versions to Vietnam will make the end of production for the classic version of the Flanker multirole fighter. But production of advanced generation 4++ versionsthe Su-30SM, Su-34 and Su-35featuring markedly different airframes and more powerful engines will continue through at least 2020. Vietnam previously took delivery of 30 out of the 32 Su-30MK2s that it ordered in three batches during 2009, 2012 and 2013. Delivery of the final pair will bring its total fleet to 48, including Su-27SKs, Su-27UBKs as well as Su-30MK2s. Indonesia and Uganda were also recent...
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Presents: The Greatest Beer Run Ever

    04/26/2016 11:06:46 PM PDT · by Talisker · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Merchant marine decides to bring beer to his buddies in Viet Nam. True story. Great video.
  • California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

    04/17/2016 7:35:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 4/15/2016 | Shan Li and Natalie Kitroeff
    Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios. But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam. Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle California's minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 which could spur more garment makers to exit the state. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another...
  • Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

    04/14/2016 4:39:36 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 15 replies
    Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion ^ | 14 April 2016 | Vietnam and all Veterans of Brevard
    Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veterans reunions in the country. 2016 dates are are April 21st to the 24th. We welcome all veterans young and old at our event. Vietnam Traveling Wall will escort into the park on April 17th and will be on display until the end of the event. 2016 will be our 29th year. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial, The Some Gave All Moving Tribute, and other static display's are on display for the 4 day event. In 2015 we hosted aprox. 87,000 people....
  • The Powerful Testimony and Conversion of The Girl in the Picture

    04/13/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    The picture is the iconic image of a Vietnamese girl, naked, burned by napalm as she runs down a road.The girl is Kim Phuc, and her life could have ended in that moment. It didn’t. She has taken an extraordinary journey and has not let that searing moment in her life define her: Despite the fear that no one would want her, Kim is now married and has two sons. She says her conversion from the Cao Dai religion to Christianity at the age of 19 changed everything.“And when I read in John 14:6, where Jesus say, ‘I am the...
  • Chinese site may show plane debris images

    03/12/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by justlurking · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2014-03-12 | Unspecified
    BEIJING (AP) China's official Xinhua News Agency says a government website has images of suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The report says the satellite images from the morning of March 9 appear to show "three suspected floating objects" of varying sizes. The report includes coordinates of a location in the sea off the southern tip of Vietnam and east of Malaysia.
  • Vietnam Tells China to Remove Oil Rig From Disputed Waters

    04/07/2016 10:49:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2016 | VU TRONG KHANH
    Previous placement of rig HYSY 981 sparked riots in VietnamVietnams government on Thursday said it had told China to pull an oil rig from waters between the two countries that havent been demarcated and urged Beijing not to drill for oil or gas in the area. China National Offshore Oil Corp. towed the same rig, known as HYSY 981, into a disputed area of the South China Sea in May 2014, triggering an uproar in Vietnam. Anti-Chinese riots broke out in several parts of the country while Chinese and Vietnamese coast-guard and fishing vessels stood off against each other at...
  • Traces of ancient humans found in Vietnam's biggest archaeological discovery

    04/06/2016 5:53:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Thanh Nien News ^ | Monday, April 04, 2016 | Tran Hieu,
    In what has been described as a breakthrough, Vietnamese and Russian archaeologists have found valuable artifacts in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai that they say belonged to ancient humans around 800,000 years ago. The traces of homo erectus or "upright man," including fossils and more than 200 stone tools, were discovered at 12 locations around An Khe Town, according to the findings announced by the scientists on Friday. It was "the biggest and most important" archeological discovery not only for Vietnam but Asia, Dr. Nguyen Giang Hai, chief of Vietnam's Institute of Archeology, told Tuoi Tre newspaper. The...
  • China just ran into a problem with its only friend in the South China Sea [ Indonesia ]

    03/29/2016 5:55:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jeremy Bender
    China has just had a run-in with its only friend in the South China Sea, and that could complicate matters for Beijing as it continues to try to take a more aggressive stance in the region. On March 19, an official Indonesian vessel detained a Chinese fishing trawler that was operating in Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the coast of the Natuna islands. The islands are on the periphery of the South China Sea, and their EEZ abuts China's self-declared Nine-Dash Line, which Beijing uses to mark its claims in the region. In the past, Indonesia has not had...
  • Clinton Foundation Corruption News (Weekly Update)

    03/26/2016 11:51:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption Cover-up on American POWs in Cuba?Clinton Email Scandal PanelJudicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption This has been an important week in our continuing investigation of Hillary Clintons time as secretary of state. We are uncovering critical links between her official duties and the private interests of her familys foundation. The 276 pages of internal State Department documents we released this week reveal that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libyas National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global...
  • US Army Plans Stockpiles in Vietnam, Cambodia: Hello China

    03/17/2016 5:54:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | March 15, 2016 | Sydney J Freedberg, Jr
    The Army plans to stockpile equipment in Vietnam, Cambodia, and other Pacific countries yet unnamed that will allow US forces to deploy there more rapidly, because key supplies and gear will already be in place. The new caches will be well inside what China considers its sphere of influence. Army Materiel Command chief Gen. Dennis Via emphasized they will contain equipment for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations (HADR), not heavy armored vehicles that fill the rapidly growing European Activity Set. Still, the presence of an American Army cache in Vietnam would be dramatic. Americans best remember our defeat there 42...
  • Stephen Miller: Kasich Pro-Obamatrade Agenda Death Warrant for Ohio Manufacturing

    03/14/2016 10:10:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/14/16 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    Stephen Miller, the senior policy advisor for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon on Monday that Ohio Governor John Kasichs support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would be signing the death warrant for Ohio manufacturing. John Kasichs trade agenda and economic agenda overall is going to destroy the middle class, Miller said of the Republican candidate who is polling neck-in-neck with Trump in the crucial winner-take-all presidential primary in Ohio tomorrow. Kasich, Miller explained, is proudly and energetically in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Hes literally signing the death warrant for Ohio manufacturing....
  • Kasich Voted for NAFTA; Cost America 2.7 Million jobs, 112,500 lost in Ohio Alone!

    03/14/2016 6:52:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY 95.1 FM ^ | 3/11/16 | NY 95.1 FM
    While a member of Congress in 1993, now Ohio Governor John Kasich voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It cost Ohio 112,500 jobs and cost all of America 2.7 Million Jobs according to the Economic Policy Institute. As unemployed Ohioans go to the voting booth to decide which Republican should be President, they shoul;d remember they're out of work because of John Kasich's vote. Veteran pollster Pat Caddell warns that Ohio Gov. John Kasichs vote for the North American Free Trade Agreement during his tenure in Congress could cost him both his approval rating as governor and...
  • Iran welcomes Vietnamese leader, looks to boost trade

    03/14/2016 5:35:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 8:03 AM EDT
    Irans president welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday, saying Tehran hopes to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation to $2 billion from the current $350 million within five years, state media reported. [] The report said the two countries plan to enhance their cooperation in the industrial, tourism and information technology sectors. They also plan educational exchanges involving university students and teachers.
  • Vintage(OV-10 Bronco) planes used in Vietnam out of retirement to help US special forces in Iraq

    03/11/2016 4:08:46 AM PST · by protest1 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Lydia Willgress
    Two vintage planes used in the Vietnam War have been brought out of retirement to help US special forces in Iraq. A pair of OV-10 Broncos completed 120 combat missions over the Middle East between May and September last year, it has been revealed. The turbo-prop jet is thought to have carried out 134 sorties over 82 days in May, acting as cover for the soldiers fighting ISIS terrorists on the ground.
  • William H. Schaap, Radical Lawyer, Author and Publisher, Dies at 75

    03/03/2016 7:45:24 AM PST · by Borges · 1 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2016 | SAM ROBERTS
    William H. Schaap, a radical lawyer, author and publisher who fought against investigative abuses by government agencies at home and abroad, died on Feb. 25 in Manhattan. He was 75. The cause was pulmonary disease, his niece Rosie Schaap said. Mr. Schaap began his activism in law school, counseling students arrested in Chicago for protesting segregated housing. As a lawyer, he defended Columbia University students arrested in 1968 for occupying campus buildings to protest the war in Vietnam. In the late 1960s, he left a Wall Street law firm where he was an associate and moved to Japan and Germany...
  • Missing MH370: Possible Boeing 777 Part Found Off Mozambique, Sources Say

    03/02/2016 11:58:23 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Missing MH370: Possible Boeing 777 Part Found Off Mozambique, Sources Say
    An object that could be debris from a Boeing 777 has been found off Mozambique and is being examined by investigators searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, sources told NBC News. Early photographic analysis of the object suggests it could have come from the doomed jet, which vanished almost exactly 2 years ago.
  • Vintage Vietnam Era Zippo Lighters

    02/25/2016 12:24:52 PM PST · by beaversmom · 81 replies
    IMGUR ^ | February 25, 2016 | (Expurgated)
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  • Obama signs bill extending privacy protections to allies

    02/24/2016 3:45:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 6:30 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama signed legislation Wednesday that would extend some U.S. privacy protections to citizens of allied countries and let foreigners sue the U.S. government if their personal data is unlawfully disclosed.In a separate ceremony just a few minutes later, Obama signed into law a bill that beefs up trade enforcement and includes a ban on Internet access taxes. Obama said both bills had bipartisan support. The bill extending certain privacy protections was aimed at shoring up trust among European allies following leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Obama said the new law makes sure data is...
  • Draft-Dodger Trump Said Sleeping Around Was My ‘Personal Vietnam’

    02/17/2016 5:32:11 AM PST · by katieanna · 323 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 16, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Draft-dodger Donald Trump once said that the danger he faced from getting sexually transmitted diseases was his own “personal Vietnam.” In a 1997 interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Trump talked about how he had been “lucky” not to have contracted diseases when he was sleeping around. “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era,” Trump said in a video that resurfaced Tuesday on Buzzfeed, “It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”
  • Trump is Right, America Doesn’t Win Wars Anymore

    02/16/2016 8:08:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 16 2016 | Ray Starmann
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: “Have we wasted too much money over the past decade fighting wars? Has that been one of the biggest?”– Trump – “Well, I’ll tell you what, I don’t mind fighting, but you have got to win and number one, we don’t win wars, we just fight, we just fight. It’s like a big — like you’re vomiting, just fight, fight, fight. We don’t win anything. I mean, if you’re going to fight, you win and you get back to rebuilding the country. We don’t win. It’s really a terrible thing. I mean, our country used to win all...
  • White House: Obama to visit Vietnam in May

    02/15/2016 10:01:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2016 10:30 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam in May when he'll be in Asia attending an international summit. The White House says Obama told Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung he had accepted an invitation to visit the former U.S. adversary. Obama and Dung spoke Monday on the sidelines of a U.S. summit with Southeast Asian leaders taking place in Southern California. ...
  • Donald Trump set to come under attack over Vietnam deferments

    02/13/2016 9:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 167 replies
    Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2016 | By Nick Allen and David Lawler in Washington
    In the staunchly pro-military state of South Carolina - where the next Republican primary will be held - the issue of Donald Trump's draft deferments is likely to be central As the US presidential election reaches the pro-military state of South Carolina, the Republican front-runner Donald Trump is set to become embroiled in a new controversy: the story of how his bony feet kept him out of the Vietnam War. The southern state is home to eight military bases and 58,000 veterans, and 25 per cent of those expected to take part in Saturday's primary vote for the Republican nominee...
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • Will GOP Congress 'Affirm' Legitimacy of State-Owned Businesses?

    02/03/2016 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    In October, President Barack Obama said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership his administration had just finished negotiating "reflects America's values." In November, in an official notice to Congress, he called it "a free trade agreement." Yet the deal itself expressly affirms government-ownership of industry. The deal's preamble states that the "Parties to this Agreement" resolve to: "Establish a comprehensive regional agreement that promotes economic integration to liberalise trade and investment ..." So, how exactly are the 12 nations that are the parties -- Brunei, Canada, the United States, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam -- going...
  • Vietnam's Newest Theological Institute Kicks Off Courses in September

    02/02/2016 7:52:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 1/271/6
    Students can apply before 5 July for admission test to either biblical or dogmatic theology. Preparations for the new facility are well underway. This is unusual in a Communist nation where Church educational activities have always been hamperedHo Chi Minh City (AsiaNews/EDA) - In a statement on 21 January, the Bishops' Commission for Education announced that classes will begin next September at Vietnam's new theological institute in Ho Chi Minh City's Third District, at 72/12 Tran Quoc Toan Street. Hence, future students can begin to apply, this according to Eglises d'Asie (EDA). Following the initial evaluation of applicants' ability to...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • China strongly condemns US for sending warship near island

    01/30/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2016
    The missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of Triton Island in the Paracel chain "to challenge excessive maritime claims of parties that claim the Paracel Islands," without notifying the three claimants beforehand, Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright said Saturday in Washington.. China, Taiwan and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the Paracels and require prior notice from ships transiting what they consider their territorial waters. The latest operation was particularly aimed at China, which has increased tensions with the U.S. and its Southeast Asian neighbors by embarking on massive construction of man-made islands and airstrips...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Re-elected Vietnam communist boss defends one-party rule

    01/27/2016 9:44:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 11:16 PM EST | Vijay Joshi
    Vietnam's re-elected leader, a 71-year-old Communist Party ideologue, made it clear Wednesday that one-party rule was here to stay, insisting that the collective leadership he heads is a far better alternative to what he called authoritarianism disguised as democracy. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen Foo Chong) was re-elected Wednesday as head of the party and the leader of a 19-member Politburo that will govern Vietnam for the next five years. The decisions were made at the end of a week-long congress of the 4.5-million-member party, which rules the lives of 93 million Vietnamese. "Vietnam's Communist Party is one-party...
  • Vietnam Communist Party on track for smooth power transition

    01/25/2016 9:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2016 11:50 PM EST | Yves Dam Van
    Vietnam's ruling Communist Party was on track Tuesday for a smooth power transition after settling a power struggle between the party chief and the pro-business prime minister trying to unseat him. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung effectively withdrew from the contest to become the Communist Party general secretary, clearing the way for his rival to keep the post in what appears to be a compromise to present a united front to the nation, delegates at a party congress said Monday. [...] The path is now clear for Nguyen Phu Trong to stay as general secretary, the de facto top position...
  • Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach (MH-370?)

    01/24/2016 5:21:56 AM PST · by don-o · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 1/24/16 | GRANT PECK
    BANGKOK (AP) - A large chunk of metal that could be from an aircraft washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities on Sunday cautioned against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years.
  • Ocean Search for Malaysian Airliner Finds 2nd Shipwreck [MH370]

    01/14/2016 4:13:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    story from AP, so, not risking an excerpt.
  • My Theory on the Malaysian Airliner

    03/14/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the Malaysian airline. I've got a theory. Let me try this theory on you. Of all the search teams, which do you think is the best, has the highest available tech? Well, you got a ChiCom search team; you got the Malaysian airline search team; you got a US search team. Which team do you think probably -- (interruption) It is us. If you want to find out where the plane is, my theory is look at where the US is searching. How about this? How about this theory? How about the jet is flying along...
  • Vietnam, Philippines protest Chinese test flight on disputed reef

    01/03/2016 4:35:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 01/03/2016 | te-ping chen
    [Red] China said it landed a test flight on a newly completed airfield in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, a sign of its growing military capabilities in the region. The flight drew a quick protest from Vietnam, which said China had “seriously violated” its sovereignty. A Philippines foreign ministry spokesman said Manila, another claimant in the Spratlys, also planned to lodge a protest with the Chinese.
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda is Still a Traitor

    12/30/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/30/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Did anyone expect to hear from “Hanoi” Jane Fonda again? Of course, in order to slink away from society and retire to a cave, Fonda would have to leave the fawning press and the liberals who think of her as an icon. It may have happened too long ago to remember what this “Woman of the Century” did to prisoners in North Vietnam’s Hanoi Hilton. But some of us who were there will never forget and never let others forget. Jane Fonda was and is a traitor to this country. Unfortunately, those born in the 70’s and later don’t know...
  • Vietnam warns of 'toxic' Web use ahead of party shakeup

    12/30/2015 6:39:57 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Reuters
    Vietnam sought to discourage its internet-savvy public on Wednesday from reading Web postings that disparaged its Communist Party, warning of an increase in "toxic" activity just weeks away from its scheduled leadership shakeup. Using its new Facebook page, the government vowed to tackle social media criticism of the party without interrupting the Internet ahead its five-yearly congress in January, and said most attacks originated from outside of the country. "These pages are most distorting and talking bad about our party's leaders, government and policies," Truong Minh Tuan, the deputy minister of information and communications, wrote in the Facebook posting. "We...
  • The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton (Full Episode)

    12/15/2015 6:57:13 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Channel ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | Smithsonian Channel
    [Ad-free 51 min video] Soldiers returned from the Vietnam War with harrowing tales of survival, but one was especially remarkable. This is the story of James Stockdale and his fellow prisoners at "Hanoi Hilton," who used spy communications to prompt a daring rescue.
  • Jane Fonda Writes ‘Note to Self’ on CBS, Praising Herself for Her Anti-War Activism

    12/15/2015 8:15:48 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2015 | By Kyle Drennen
    Jane Fonda Writes ‘Note to Self’ on CBS, Praising Herself for Her Anti-War Activism In the latest edition of its Note to Self series, Monday’s CBS This Morning featured left-wing actress Jane Fonda reciting a letter to herself in which she praised her own activism against the Vietnam war: “Your biggest strength will be that you won't shutdown and become cynical. You'll become an activist.” File footage ran of Fonda’s infamous posing on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes, as audio played of her defending the action at the time: “I didn't go to North...
  • The Completion of The HARVEST DRAWS NEAR

    12/03/2015 7:43:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-3-15 | Holy Spirit
    My compromise is Virtue for it is my power alone that controls the universe you have come to know and understand but now my virtue Is about to do a new thing so watch as I show all mankind that truly the stars and planets answer to my spirit's call and even my overseers shall begin to be seen in the natural for I AM moving the heavens and the earth as my arrival begins to show its face and my glory upon the earth shall change things in these coming days as I bring the harvest to completion just...
  • What's the Real Story About JFK's Controversial Decision to Assassinate a Revered Catholic?

    12/03/2015 6:26:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin Wandra
    Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven," a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic - in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant. Diem was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government and ultimately betrayed by the administration of the first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, which resulted in Diem's brutal murder on Nov. 2, 1963. In his new book, THE LOST MANDATE OF HEAVEN: The...
  • First In, Last Out: the story of the SEAD missions flown by the F-105 in Vietnam

    11/30/2015 10:48:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Dario Leone
    Here’s why Wild Weasel missions were among the most dangerous sorties flown in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War the main threat to the strike packages was the V-750 (S-75) Dvina, the first effective Soviet surface-to-air missile (SAM). Better known by the NATO designation SA-2 Guideline, the missile was developed in the mid 1950s and it was used to shoot down Gary Powers’ U-2 over the USSR in 1960 and Maj. Rudolph Anderson’s U-2 over Cuba in 1962. North Vietnam began receiving SA-2s shortly after the start of Operation Rolling Thunder and on Jul. 24, 1965, a Guideline shot down...
  • The Swedish K Gun Was Commandos’ Friend in Vietnam

    11/23/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2015 | Mike Perry
    The nine-millimeter Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun occupies a unique place in United States Special Forces history for, during the Vietnam War, it was often chosen over the then troublesome M-16 series by members looking for a reliable, controllable and reasonably accurate weapon at short ranges.
  • Vietnam buys Israeli-made air defense missile system, radar

    11/15/2015 3:59:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    TUOI TRE NEWS ^ | 10/30/2015
    Vietnam has ordered an Israeli-made air defense missile system to enhance its air defense capacity, a senior military official said on the portal of the Vietnam People's Army last week. The Air Defense and Air Force Service of Vietnam has actively carried out many projects to improve the durability and capacity of its weapons and technical equipment, Lieutenant General Le Huy Vinh, Commander of the Air Defense and Air Force Service, said in an article published on the website on October 20. According to the article on building a modern air defense and air force service to protect the national...
  • At the Bloody Dawn of the Vietnam War

    11/13/2015 8:23:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | By NEIL SHEEHAN
    A FEW weeks ago, an archivist at The New York Times discovered a small trove of photographs I’d taken 50 years ago while covering the first major clash of the Vietnam War between the American and North Vietnamese Armies. Though I had written about the battle for The Times, and later in my book “A Bright Shining Lie,” I’d completely forgotten about the photographs. Seeing them brought back a cascade of memories of one of my most extraordinary days as a young war correspondent. From Our Advertisers It was Nov. 15, 1965, in the valley of the Ia Drang in...
  • Was Al Gore being stupid with the M-16 Rifle? Was he in Vietnam with it?

    11/07/2015 5:57:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This famous photograph of Al Gore, was supposedly posted on his web site when he was running for president in 1999. It has been floating about the Internet ever since. Many use it to mock Al Gore for his weapon handling skills, or lack thereof; but the weapon handling does not look too bad to me. There is no magazine in the rifle, so it is likely unloaded, even if the selector switch is on "semi" and not on safe. The muzzle, on close examination, seems to be pointing to the left (his left) of his head. He seems...
  • Are "support the troops" and "thank you for your service" just empty phrases?

    11/04/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Since 9-11, and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been an out-pouring, almost a hemorrhaging of support for the troops. From yellow ribbon and American flag car magnets to endless media coverage of the military; the public it seems, is in love with the troops. There are endless tributes to the military at sporting events and the term, “thank you for your service” has become as common as “Merry Christmas.” But, is the public really in love with the military? Do they really support the troops? Do they even care? Is saying thank you for...
  • It’s True! A toilet was used as an aerial bomb during the Vietnam War

    11/03/2015 11:03:14 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    As American involvement in the Vietnam War began, the A-1 Skyraider was still the medium attack aircraft in many carrier air wings, although it was planned to be replaced by the A-6A Intruder as part of the general switch to jet aircraft. Skyraiders from Constellation andTiconderoga participated in the first U.S. Navy strikes against North Vietnam on 5 August 1964 as part of Operation Pierce Arrow in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, striking against fuel depots at Vinh, with one Skyraider from Ticonderoga damaged by anti-aircraft fire, and a second from Constellation shot down, killing its pilot. In...