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« on: December 07, 2013, 09:02:17 AM »

Remember this day people and the ones that gave the ultimate trying to prevent it from not happening again to those I give my up most gratitude even with all the problems the USA is still the greatest country in the world 

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 09:42:05 AM »

Ditto what Clifford said!
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 09:48:55 AM »

I most certainly second that! Wink PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 10:00:59 AM »

My dad helped win that war! Hat's off to all of those Brave Souls.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 11:34:02 AM »

I salute all of the military people that is preserving our freedom and way of life.

I had two brothers in the South Pacific and another in Europe during WWII, how Mom & Dad endured the stress I will never know.


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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 11:57:56 AM »

So unfortunate that today, 72 years later, Pearl harbor is barely a blip on the American Conscience.
It doesn't make the newspaper or Google News.  Probably half the population couldn't tell you much about that day.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 12:07:47 PM »

It's sad Len my granddaughter is in a advanced class in school and today I had to explain to her what happen on this day in 1941 we went through her history book and there was no mention of Pearl Harbor sad indeed 
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 01:14:32 PM »

Here's today's headlines according to Drudge... not a word about Pear Harbor.


Mandela Leaves Divided Legacy in Africa...
Once branded 'terrorist' by USA...
In his own words...
Maya Angelou: 'His action came from kindness'...
Family: 'Son of the Soil'...
NYT: Reverence, but Criticism, Too...

WORLD PREPARES FOR BIGGEST FUNERAL SINCE CHURCHILL

Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport... Iran presses ahead with uranium enrichment technology... Recording of brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices...
'Now able to eavesdrop on brain in real life'... Reid's Insurance Jumps $4,500 Under Obamacare...
Scam Targets D.C. Health Exchange... Newlywed 'thrill killers' used CRAIGSLIST to lure victim... Federal Prison Population Grows 27% in Decade... Victims want more money in Pellicano wiretap payout... Hong Kong quarantines 19 people over second bird flu case... Pocket hookahs proliferate with young pot users... Intel Adviser Worked With Chinese Firm Deemed Espionage Threat... Experts Warn NASA Making Mistake Ignoring Moon...   
'Climate Change' Warning: Killer Winter Storms for Next THIRTY Years... Porn Industry Shut Down Again -- New Star HIV Positive... Siegel: America the Vulgar... Same-Sex Weddings 17% of Washington Marriages... GRAMMY NOMINATIONS: Jay Z on Top With 9 Nods...
Native American Tribes Blast Potrayal In New Movie 'OUT OF THE FURNACE'... Houston Texans sack head coach... HUFFINGTON ROAST: AOL editor-in-chief to exit... Woman Hospitalized After Glued to Toilet Seat at HOME DEPOT... College student shot dead by campus police officer... WABC RADIO...   IRS Using GOOGLE Maps to Spy on Taxpayers...FBI Can Secretly Activate Individual's Webcam... Patriot Act author: Obama's intel czar should be prosecuted... Japan's Abe Secures Passage of Secrecy Law as Opposition Revolts... Unmasked: Area 51's Biggest, Stealthiest Spy Drone...
Paul Walker's dad begged him to stop 'daredevil' ways...
REED: Shades of James Dean! VIDEO: Pro-amnesty Dem rep flips out on house floor...
Advocates bank on budget deal to rescue overhaul...
Illegals sue for tuition assistance from taxpayers...
Immigrant charged with raping deaf-mute woman... Saudi deportations gain momentum...
Riyadh to expel up to 2 million workers... State Dept defends $1 million sculpture... Elton John Slams Russia Anti-Gay Laws at Moscow Concert... Jogger hit by flying deer... Man calls in bomb threat to get friend off work...


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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 01:40:42 PM »

They are training the new generation with all the new news stories. The newer generation doesn't live in the past as much as mine does.

I tried to explain to a niece who Nixon was when she asked. She truly didn't know. History in school has changed with the internet and news stations agendas to push for next elections. Most their age don't even pay attention to the government or past wars. They are more worried about who's on FB or Twitter. Look at the ads on TV it shows them that it is all about them and how to dress and what to eat etc.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 01:47:49 PM »

Yes, sad day, 72 yrs ago, today I am guessing we will have another National Holiday to admire The African Mondella.  Not only has the Dec 7th gotten washed over, so is the holacost that Hitler did.
History seems to be  for the uneducated with short memories, maybe it is the new adjenda ?  When I am told America is not a Christian Country any longer, makes me want to reenlist in the USMC.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 02:26:48 PM »

makes me want to reenlist in the USMC.


for this?


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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2013, 03:04:02 PM »

Not so long ago.  Barely 3 generations.  How history paints with such a broad brush.  What I find very scary is that there remains today a power base big enough and bad enough, (my opinion) that we are made to forget Pearl Harbour Day, but now need to remember Nelson Mandela--as he was most certain NOT.   Very scary indeed.  HB of CJ (old coot) Sad Sad
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 03:22:16 PM »

It's just the normal passing of time and how it impacts each generation.  I know that my grandfather would be appalled at how little I know about the First World War, the sinking of the Lusitania, and all those other things we have forgotten.  Others, if they were still alive would be sad the we don't "Remember the Maine".

It is unfortunate that Pearl Harbor is slipping from our memory, but it should not have anything to do with how we remember Nelson Mandela.  He will be remembered for far longer than any war and is in a class with Washington, Lincoln, Gandhi, King, and others who truly changed the world for the better.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2013, 03:35:11 PM »

It is unfortunate that Pearl Harbor is slipping from our memory, but it should not have anything to do with how we remember Nelson Mandela.  He will be remembered for far longer than any war and is in a class with Washington, Lincoln, Gandhi, King, and others who truly changed the world for the better.

Your classing and my classing are extremely different. I will stop there because I'm not going to change your mind and you are not going to change mine. Also, this will turn into a political discussion.

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2013, 05:38:53 PM »

Yup, two things,
1st-USMC new covers do make me ill.
2nd-Too bad we can not disagree without it becoming a political mess, so guess the only answer is to give everything left to the too lazy & unwilling, called equalize everyone. Angry
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 05:47:40 PM »

REMEMBER!
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2013, 08:14:39 AM »

My Mom worked for Holston Valley Defense, Kingsport, TN during the war, she and dozens of other ladies tested dynamite and such in order to make bigger and badder bullets and bombs! (Her mom worked at Holston Arms making rifles across town)!
The day we went into Berlin, the supervisors went running through the plant, (Underground I might add) screaming, "We are in Berlin' and our bombs made it happen!" (They knew that without the biggest and baddest bombs, we would not take Berlin)!
Once Germany was defeated, they stated working on something very secret! The day the Atomic Bomb hit Hiroshima, the supervisors went running through the plant again screaming, "An A-bomb just hit Japan, and we helped!"
They built that underground part fast out of green timbers, some a couple of feet square, Mom told that they would be working with dynamite, one of those timbers would crack in the drying out process, at first they assumed it was the end! After awhile they got used to it and didn't think about it anymore!
Dad was in Great Brittan in the Navy during that time!
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2013, 10:24:15 AM »

Jack,
I have been to the Holston Army Ammo Plant @ Kingsport, was involved with an electrical upgrade using
 ASCO auto switchs, that was about 15 yrs ago. Spent about a week on site testing the unitsq, was amazed at the security there, mostly for spark and fire.
The biggie when I was invlved was the making and  storing C4..
Was also amazed at the safety procedure, quick exiting bldgs, floodng areas and the govt railroad system.
Was run by BAE contractors, another surprise.
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