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#83945
Apr 11, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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The bigger question is "Why did we go to Vietnam and in whose view"? I can remember debating the Vietnam War and talking about it inside and out from around 1968 to about 1978.
That and the Beatles, Manson, sit-ins, etc.
Heard something on a history documentary on Cinemax, i believe....In 1946, Ho Chi Minh attempted to reach our President Truman, at the time. He was begging for some guidence to bring a form of democracy to his people in Vietnam, but was ignored by our government......i just could'nt believe it, when they said it....how we might have dropped the ball, that bad.....

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#83946
Apr 11, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
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He talked a lot about that. Plus, he's hyperactive.
From my vantage point, he was really starting to look like Steve Martin. It was weird.
Yikes! I thought Steve Martin had a neck.
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Apr 11, 2013
 
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Heard something on a history documentary on Cinemax, i believe....In 1946, Ho Chi Minh attempted to reach our President Truman, at the time. He was begging for some guidence to bring a form of democracy to his people in Vietnam, but was ignored by our government......i just could'nt believe it, when they said it....how we might have dropped the ball, that bad.....
The politics of the day were very different in some ways. Some ways, not so different.

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#83948
Apr 11, 2013
 
From notalwayslearning

(I am a second grade teacher. One of my students, an exceptionally bright young boy, runs up to me at recess with a huge grin.)

Me:“Hey,[student]! What are you playing?”

Student:“Henry VIII!”

Me:“Oh? How do you play Henry VIII?”

Student:*hugs me*“I love you!”

Me:“Oh, sweetie. I love you, t—”

Student:*interrupts*“Just kidding! Off with your head!”

(Best. Game. Ever.)

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL's latest crabby passive-aggressive FB post was something like "Just putting this out there, but if you have inappropriate FB pictures I'm going to start deleting you". So I said "Is (J) posting his nude yoga pictures again?"
I don't think she found it as funny as we did.
I am just amused that anyone thinks that being THEIR fb friend is such a privilege that other people would alter their behavior before risking a defriending.

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#83950
Apr 11, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
In Covina, CA today:
"Police say a man deliberately cut himself with saws inside a Los Angeles-area Home Depot store, causing a gruesome scene in front of customers that left him severely injured.
West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez says the man was in the store's tool section Wednesday when he grabbed several small hand saws and cut his arms to the bone.
Police found the man unconscious in a pool of blood.
An off-duty paramedic had been shopping nearby, and with help from police collected twine and rags from shelves and put makeshift tourniquets on both arms.
The man was in surgery, but his condition is unclear.
Lopez says the man was carrying no identification and has been unable to answer questions, so police don't know his name or why he cut himself."
It says armS. I'm shocked he could cut one arm to the bone and stillhave enough use of that arm to cut the other.

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#83951
Apr 11, 2013
 
Thru my now former job, I got passes to Disney parks last year. Me and a guest. Took the older one to the water par last year. Got same passes again this year. Took younger one today. Older one was in school.

Came home and at dinner, he asked me with no anger in his voice, but complete seriousness, "So where are you taking ME tomorrow?"

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#83952
Apr 11, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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The bigger question is "Why did we go to Vietnam and in whose view"?
Meh. I don't really care why. I care why *he* thinks we did so that I can get my A. Beyond that...<shrug>

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Heard something on a history documentary on Cinemax, i believe....In 1946, Ho Chi Minh attempted to reach our President Truman, at the time. He was begging for some guidence to bring a form of democracy to his people in Vietnam, but was ignored by our government......i just could'nt believe it, when they said it....how we might have dropped the ball, that bad.....
Oh we dropped it so badly so many many many times. We (US reps) were with HCM in Hanoi after the '45 revolution "celebrating" with him. VN was such a clusterfuck on so many levels from every damn side.

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#83954
Apr 11, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I am just amused that anyone thinks that being THEIR fb friend is such a privilege that other people would alter their behavior before risking a defriending.
Exactly. It comes across horrible.

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#83955
Apr 11, 2013
 
At a restaurant waiting for my friend. I ordered wine and actually had a preference as to what kind of Reisling I got. Does this mean I'm becoming a wine snob or an alcoholic? Both?

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#83956
Apr 11, 2013
 
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...

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#83957
Apr 11, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Thru my now former job, I got passes to Disney parks last year. Me and a guest. Took the older one to the water par last year. Got same passes again this year. Took younger one today. Older one was in school.

Came home and at dinner, he asked me with no anger in his voice, but complete seriousness, "So where are you taking ME tomorrow?"
Ha...

I saw a picture of a young, surly looking Kim Jong Un with his dad at Disney. Even that ass got to go there.:(

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#83958
Apr 11, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...
"Footage contains an expletive"

Heh. Duh?

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#83959
Apr 11, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...
That was awesome!!!

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#83960
Apr 11, 2013
 
dahgts wrote:
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You're probably right. I'll let you know next month.
i haven't had anyone ask me about famous chicagoans.

i thoguht of somethign else to warn you about... european pillows tend to be smaller and flatter than what we ahve here, so if you are a side sleeper or just need more pillow, bring a pillow case and shove a pair of jeans or a sweater in there to prop you up... that and some anxiety over work left behind left me with some crappy nights sleep...

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#83961
Apr 11, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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No it was just south of teh corner of Clark and Belden. Cicero is pretty far away now and had poorer transportation then.
In the early 1960's my Chicago high school offered horseback riding clases in Lincoln Park. The garage/stable was just across the street from the St Valentines Day garage. It was torn down in the 70's I think. There is a highrise public housing for seniors on the site now. My husband lived about a block away when we met in the early 80's. I haven't walked the area on foot in 30 years. I don't think there is a plaque.
The only person posting here who references being in that neighborhood might be Sam
i thoguht that was at the Biograph at Lincoln just north of Fullerton...? my collegiate stomping ground...

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#83962
Apr 11, 2013
 
alcholic, resling is sheit.
Matilda77 wrote:
At a restaurant waiting for my friend. I ordered wine and actually had a preference as to what kind of Reisling I got. Does this mean I'm becoming a wine snob or an alcoholic? Both?

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Meh. I don't really care why. I care why *he* thinks we did so that I can get my A. Beyond that...<shrug>
To stop communism. At least that was the government answer of the day.

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Apr 11, 2013
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i thoguht that was at the Biograph at Lincoln just north of Fullerton...? my collegiate stomping ground...
Biograph was where John Dillinger was shot.
The St Valentines Day Massacre was in the garage at Calrk and Belden

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