June 2013

California Couple Finds Cold War Bomb Shelter In Backyard.

June 10, 2013

A Woodland Hills couple out of California, the Otcaseks, bought an old home and found something extraordinary. The previous owners had built a fairly large, fairly well stocked bomb shelter 15 feet below the surface of their backyard. Attached are photos from the shelter   Source: Yahoo News Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Cool Library Of Congress Civil War Portraits.

June 9, 2013

The thing I love about the Library of Congress is that it is free. It is ours. And so far, no one has argued that these funds, which  preserve our own national treasures, is worthless. The Library of Congress is largely accessible online as well.     General Braxton Bragg . .     . […]

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Senator Frank Lautenberg Fought His Entire LIfe.

June 8, 2013

    Senator Lautenberg (January 23, 1924 – June 3, 2013) not only fought for his country, he fought for his constituents. He fought for urban transportation, the environment and consumer fraud protections. In 1942, Lautenberg joined the Army and after basic training he joined Signal Corps, the 3185th Battalion. He served in Belgium, France and […]

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What Did We Really Expect Would Happen When The Patriot Act Was Passed?

June 7, 2013

  Over the holidays I had a conversation with my extremely conservative in-laws. They were loudly reprising the current shibboleth that President Obama is coming for their guns and “you can bet on that”. I said the Second Amendment is an abiding principle. It will never be repealed. That said, I added, “you already lost […]

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69 Years Ago Today.

June 6, 2013

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The War Of Attrition Was Furious, And Bloody And Hardly Even Reported.

June 5, 2013

      One of the strangest wars that was ever fought was known as The War of Atrition. It was fought between Israel and the United States on one side and Syria, Egypt, Jordan, the USSR and Cuba on the other side. The War of Attrition was characterized by sporadic furious exchanges and commando raids between […]

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Stereotypes About The Indians In The West Still Persist.

June 4, 2013

    Manifest Destiny notwithstanding, when the settlers headed into the great North American West, the land was not empty. In fact some 300,000 Indians lived in California alone and they were organized into many small bands that formed fluid alliances not unlike city states in the Classical era in Europe. There was so much […]

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Time For Even More Political Posters On Facebook

June 3, 2013

Facebook, the new public posting wall for political posters. It is a free for all of ideas and opinions. Some crazy and some remarkably articulate.   ‘             Source: Facebook   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Kovno Ghetto.

June 2, 2013

    The Kovno Ghetto, Lithuania . Lietukis Garage, Death Dealer of Kaunas . The Kovno ghetto was created by Nazis to hold the Jews who lived in Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas. The Nazis did not have to round up the Jews of Lithuania. No, local anti-Semitic partisans performed that task themselves. So their […]

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George S. Patton Was A Dandy.

June 1, 2013

General George S. Patton was known as a dandy. He often wore a gold helmet and carried a six shooter with pearl handles. He also helped to design the tankers uniform  he wore proudly. From Flickr, pictures of his accoutrements from an unidentified museum.               .Source: Flickr   . […]

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