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  • Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89

    05/27/2020 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Will Weissert
    Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89. The conservative Republican, who lived in the northern Dallas suburb of Plano, died at a Plano hospital of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak, said his former spokesman, Ray Sullivan. Johnson flew nearly 100 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was flying a bombing mission in 1966 when he was shot down and wounded. He was imprisoned in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" for nearly seven years, mostly...
  • A Star-Studded Masterpiece Movie to Remember the Fallen This Memorial Day

    05/25/2020 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | May 25, 2020 | Elise Cooper
    This Memorial Day, Americans should take a moment to reflect on those serving in the military who made the ultimate sacrifice. Left behind are the families of the fallen who must cope with the loss of their loved ones. The Last Full Measure, written and directed by Todd Robinson, is a movie streaming on Amazon. It is a true story with few liberties taken and is based on the courageous acts of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force pararescuer who saved over sixty men. The list of star power is incredible — a who's who. The...
  • US couple: Vietnamese are very friendly, as long as you wear mask and not being careless

    05/14/2020 6:49:36 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    As of this week, Vietnam has reported fewer than 300 total infections and not a single death. Vietnam's success against the virus boggles the mind; its hospitals remain emptier than usual and its funeral homes report less-than-normal business. Schools have recently reopened. Life has returned to normal in some cities. For those wondering how Vietnam did it, a Miami couple can offer some insight into why the Southeast Asia country has still been a safe place. This time last year, Ralph and Christina Clesca, a married couple moved to the beach town of Da Nang, Vietnam, to teach English and...
  • Taiwan: Zero local COVID-19 cases for 28th day

    05/11/2020 3:05:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Taipei Times ^ | May 11, 2020 | By Lee I-chia
    No new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday, marking the 28th day with no domestic cases reported in the nation, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung said yesterday. “Today is also Mother’s Day, so we would like to present our record of no domestic cases having been reported in 28 consecutive days as a gift for all mothers, hoping that everyone can feel safer,” said Chen, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). However, people should not let their guard down and should thoroughly practice the “new disease prevention lifestyle” to achieve an even higher level of safety, he...
  • Study reveals rich genetic diversity of Vietnam

    05/04/2020 2:04:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 28, 2020 | Joseph Caspermeyer, Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)
    The early settlement of anatomically modern humans in MSEA dates back to at least 65 thousand years ago (kya) and is associated with the formation of a hunter-gatherer tradition called Hoabinhian. Since the Neolithic period, which dates to about ~4,000-5,000 years ago, cultural transitions and diversification have happened multiple times.. ...Vietnam has a population size of more than 96 million people comprising 54 official ethnic groups; 110 languages are spoken in the country. To date, there are hundreds of ethnolinguistic groups in MSEA, speaking languages belonging to five major language families: Austro-Asiatic (AA), Austronesian (AN), Hmong-Mien (HM), Tai-Kadai (TK), and...
  • New Meme of the Left: Compare Covid-19 Deaths With Vietnam War Deaths

    05/04/2020 10:55:07 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 51 replies
    Self | 05-04-2020 | Captain Peter Blood
    Well the new meme from the Left is compare the Deaths from Covid-19 to deaths in war, specifically the Vietnam War. That started I think at a Q&A at a Virus Press Conference last week when a reporter asked that question. First of all it's illogical to compare the two. War deaths have no relation to deaths by disease. War can be avoidable, getting a virus isn't. I would hazard to guess that disease and pestilence have killed more people than wars through out history. Witness the Bubonic Plague that killed an estimated 200 Million of the world's known population...
  • 'Australia Joins US Ships in South China Sea' Amid Rising Tension....

    04/22/2020 9:02:57 PM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 4/22/2020 | Reuters
    An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on April 22. The warships arrived this week close to where the Chinese government survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 has been operating, which is in turn near where a vessel operated by Malaysia’s Petronas state oil company is conducting exploratory drilling, regional security sources have said. The United States has accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other...
  • Survivor of Korean troops’ civilian killings in Vietnam files suit against Korean government

    04/21/2020 7:14:10 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Apr 21, 2020 - 18:00 | Ock Hyun-ju
    A Vietnamese woman filed a lawsuit against the Korean government on Tuesday over a massacre of civilians allegedly committed by South Korean troops during the Vietnam War, in the first of its kind filed some five decades after the atrocity. The plaintiff is Nguyen Thi Thanh, 60, who lost family members at the hands of Korean troops in Phong Nhi in Quang Nam province in February 1968. She seeks 30,000,100 won ($24,400) in compensation and an apology from the Korean government. According to her testimony, the incident took place when she was 8 years old, and she had to spend...
  • Worried about offending Trump, 'flaky' Trudeau 'humiliated' fellow leaders during [2017] TPP trade talks: former Aussie PM

    04/21/2020 3:43:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 11 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday April 21, 2020 | Stuart Thomson
    ... After discussions with each country’s trade ministers, the leaders were under the impression that all that was left was to shake hands and smile for the cameras. For Vietnam, which was hosting the conference, the new deal was set to be a major diplomatic coup. The leaders noticed that Abe and Trudeau were late for the meeting and some murmuring broke out. Abe soon came striding into the meeting looking “very flustered,” according to Turnbull. When Turnbull asked him what was going on, Abe said, “Justin won’t sign. He’s pulling out.” Asked if Trudeau was trying to scuttle the...
  • God in you [charismatic caucus]

    04/20/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible ^ | Bible
    My Tapestry is inbedded in you For you carry each and every strand and complexity of My Kingdom Harmonics ~~~ even in your voice ! So it is as you Declare My Rhema Kingdom WORD(JESUS) I ELOHIM open The storehouses of Heaven and bear forth My Fruit from The Tree of Life That is You in Me(The Father of Lights). You see My children I AM THAT I AM and We are ONE. BEAR FORTH MY KINGDOM IN YOU for you are My Bread of Life to others as My Melchizedek for My New Wine of Victory flows through your...
  • Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic

    04/19/2020 10:05:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 08:00 AM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    Foreign powers test US defenses amid coronavirus pandemic BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 04/19/20 08:00 AM EDT U.S. adversaries are probing America's defenses as the world is preoccupied with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. In the past two weeks, Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have all moved to test Washington in the sea, in the air and on land as U.S. forces have become more restricted in movement amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. “Exactly how distracted is the U.S. military? They want to know,” said Susanna Blume, the director of the defense program at the Center for...
  • U.S. Intelligence Estimates Millions of Chinese Deaths From Coronavirus

    04/18/2020 3:07:09 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 74 replies
    Rapture Forums Articles ^ | April 16, 2020 | By Joseph Klein
    But ex-fake news CNN “fact-checker” disagrees. China’s official tally of deaths attributable to the coronavirus stands at 3,341 as of April 14, 2020. Anyone who believes that this figure is anywhere near accurate should reflect on Confucius’s quote about truth: “Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” The Chinese government withheld crucial information regarding the human to human transmission of the coronavirus in the early days of the outbreak and has published phony numbers on cases and deaths in China linked to the virus ever since. The truth is coming out slowly but surely...
  • John Kerry: New Trump environmental rules will 'kill more Americans'

    04/17/2020 5:42:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 17, 2020 | by Suzanne Smalley
    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State John Kerry charged Thursday that the Trump administration was using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to weaken key environmental regulations that will “kill more Americans.” “It’s a tragedy. It’s stupid. It’s absolutely counterproductive,” Kerry said during an interview on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast when asked about the Trump administration’s controversial decision that day to loosen rules on the release of mercury and other toxic chemicals from coal and oil-fired power plants. “George Orwell never conceived of quite such a topsy-turvy situation,” he added. “And I don’t think anybody’s ever dreamt we’d have a...
  • The greatest deceit: Stolen valour, tin medals and tin pot generals

    04/16/2020 9:16:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    None of it happened. Dennehy had served in the US Marine Corps between 1958 and 1963 but did not set foot in Vietnam. The closest he came to combat was playing inter-service American football in Okinawa. Dennehy publicly apologised for his deception in 1999. But there are reports that he continued telling embellished stories of courage under fire to anyone silly enough to listen. Once an actor …
  • Kent State May 4, 50th Commemoration Weekend Events Canceled

    04/13/2020 6:44:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    In accordance with the order of Amy Acton, M.D., director of Ohio Department of Health, to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the health and safety of the community, Kent State University regretfully announces cancellation of the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events, scheduled to take place May 1-4, 2020. A meaningful virtual May 4 Commemoration program is under development, and details will be announced at a later time. This online program will honor and remember Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder who were killed and nine other Kent...
  • Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

    04/13/2020 5:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/13/2020 | Jim Gomez
    MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila expressed deep concern over the reported April 3 sinking of the boat carrying eight fishermen off the Paracel Islands. The incident happened at a time when a common approach was crucial in confronting the coronavirus pandemic, it said. “COVID-19 is a very real threat that demands unity and mutual trust,” the department said. “In...
  • China SINKS Vietnamese Ship

    04/13/2020 3:12:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies ^ | Fri, Apr 3, 2020
    The Vietnamese ship was sunk near the disputed Paracel Islands, an island chain which has been one of the hot points of tension in the area.
  • With US Sideswiped By Coronavirus, Beijing Steps Up Operations In South China Sea

    04/12/2020 9:28:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies ^ | 04/08/20 AT 7:30 AM | By James Patterson
    he power of the coronavirus pandemic as a potential global “game changer” may be on full display in the South China Sea. China is stepping up its operations in the international waterway while the U.S. Defense department grapples with over 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its ranks. The pandemic began in Wuhan, China and peaked in the Communist country in February. China’s numbers may reek of skepticism but by all accounts, they have seen the worst of the disease. Barring any 2nd wave of COVID-19, the country is slowly returning to normal with their military unscathed and at full...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 4/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/10/2020 9:09:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "The world is wondering what Americans are going to do with their freedom" Dozens of people visible in the crowd in Emmett, Idaho as Ammon Bundy spoke last night at a people's meeting to defend Constitutional Rights. The meeting called to confront Republican Governor Brad Little's economy crippling "stay at home" order to deal with the coronavirus situation... Meanwhile Vice-President Mike Pence is telling people to stay home for Easter..... The US is joining other nations in cutting its oil production to stabilize world oil prices and markets... The bottom line tonight appears to be that while there is something...
  • Clothing Makers in Asia Give Stark Coronavirus Warning

    04/10/2020 7:29:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    "If our workers don't die from coronavirus, they'd die of starvation." This is the stark assessment of how the pandemic is impacting the clothing industry from garment factory owner, Vijay Mahtaney, the chairman of Ambattur Fashion India. In normal times, Vijay Mahtaney and his partners Amit Mahtaney and Shawn Islam employ a total of 18,000 workers in three countries - Bangladesh, India and Jordan. But the outbreak has forced them to shut down the majority of the business, with just one factory, in Dhaka, partially operational.