“Lets Go - Why Not”

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Laredo Tornado

#1287 May 26, 2013
Hope you all are having a nice weekend, and be sure to give a thought to all our servicemen & women who gave all for it.

RIDING WITH PRIVATE MALONE

http://youtu.be/0FgAM0-I6eM

DAVID BALL
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“a smile for my friends”

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rochester, n. y.

#1288 May 26, 2013

Letters From Home

thank you!
Welcome To Obamas America

San Bernardino, CA

#1290 May 26, 2013
Alternative media forcing real issues into national news coverage

Social Issues
May 25, 2013
By: Jeffrey Phelps

Rachel Maddow’s continued coverage of Alex Jones and the weather weapons issue is further proof the so-called “alternative” media is winning the info-war.

It used to be so easy for the national media to pretend government conspiracies, in large part, didn’t exist. Even when the vast amount of high-level conspiracies, that have occurred throughout the years, played out in front of news audiences in the US, on a routine bases, skilled teleprompter programmers and those who read the teleprompters in front of the public, like Rachel Maddow, or her (alleged opposite) counterpart Bill O’Reilly and their predecessors, were somehow able to fool the masses into believing they were all generally anomalies that almost never occurred, or didn’t occur at all.

The same way Americans in the early 1900s would have never expected the government to give private banking families control over the US economy and allow them to slowly steal all the wealth through the implementation of the Fed and the dollar, is the same way they would have never imagined the government would have had prior knowledge, yet still allow the attack on Pearl Harbor to occur, or pull off a false flag attack in the Gulf of Tonkin, as excuses for war.

People in the US have, in large part, long suffered from the “it can’t happen here” syndrome, largely thanks to newscasters and those who read the copy, which has allowed people in positions of authority to get away with far more than they ever should have throughout the years.

Prior to the age of the widespread internet, that even some of the poorest in America and around the world now have regular access to, it was much easier to make the public at large assume, through careful use of language and the way in which the news was structured, politicians and the types of individuals seeking power were generally the types of people one could trust, even with the most sensitive aspects of the constitution and the rule of law.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/alternative-m...

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#1291 May 26, 2013
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

American exceptionalism is a dangerous myth

Move beyond Tea Party lies and phony patriotism. This Memorial Day, let's remember our history honestly

BY PATRICK SMITH

Excerpted from "Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century"

At one end of the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., in the expanse between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the Bush administration authorized a memorial to World War II. This was a matter of months before the events of September 11. It seemed a strange design when it was first shown in the early summer of 2001, and so it proved when the monument was finished and open to the public in 2004. It consists of fifty-six granite pillars arranged in two half-circles around a pool, each pillar standing for a state or territory, each endowed with a bronze wreath. Each side of the entranceway—graceful granite steps down to the level of the pool—is lined with a dozen bas-relief bronzes depicting important moments in either the European or the Pacific war. At the opposite end of the small circular pool, a “freedom wall” commemorates the 400,000 American dead with 4,000 gold stars.

This message, chiseled into a stone tablet, greets the visitor to the World War II Memorial:

Here in the presence of Washington and Lincoln, one the eighteenth-century father and the other the nineteenth-century preserver of our nation, we honor those twentieth-century Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made the sacrifices to perpetuate the gift our forefathers entrusted to us, a nation conceived in liberty and justice.

One must spend a certain time at the memorial to grasp the message it is conveying.This has to do with the monument’s style, as the bas-relief bronzes and the welcoming inscription suggest. This is not a memorial built by people of the early twenty-first century. Part of its purpose, indeed, is to erase all that Americans did between 1945 and 2001 so that we might insert ourselves into the morally pure era (supposedly, as we have reimagined it) of the Second World War. It functions, then, a little like Williamsburg or Sturbridge Village: It is history that is not-history, or not-history dressed up as history. It is history, in short, for those who are devoid of memory. The architect—Friedrich St. Florian, whose studio is in Rhode Island— accomplished this by designing in the style sometimes called modern classical. The modern classical style was popular in the 1930s and forties. It is characterized by mass and volume in its forms and simplified articulations of minimal detail. Roosevelt might have built in this style, as Stalin or Mussolini might have....(cont.)

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/26/american_exce...

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#1292 May 26, 2013
We erect great monuments, memorials and statuary to honor what we never really knew and to remember what we want to forget.

What's there to celebrate on a day like this?

“for whom the bell tolls”

Level 6

Since: Dec 10

fate is the hunter

#1293 May 26, 2013
=={The Old Man Walks in} ECHO PARK==

http://youtu.be/AFcRRKqcaEI

KEITH BARBOUR
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“a smile for my friends”

Level 5

Since: Jul 07

rochester, n. y.

#1294 May 26, 2013
Memorial day is a day to remember our fallen solders of every war or police action we have ever been involved with. they answerd thier country's call and went where they were sent. and they died. whether they thought the wars were right or not. it is a day to honor them and thier spirit of duty to thier country. that is why we celibrate this day. walls and memorials go up and eventualy they will crumble into dust. but thier spirit and sacrafice will never go away.

this is my own belief.
and it is why I celibrate memorial day

“this gun for hire”

Level 7

Since: Jan 09

Sunset Beach

#1295 May 26, 2013
X Crypsis X wrote:
=={The Old Man Walks in} ECHO PARK==
http://youtu.be/AFcRRKqcaEI
KEITH BARBOUR
ncognito-video
"There Goes My Hero"

http://youtu.be/Ghc_yeRskEs
The Foo Fighters
missymoe-video

“One Night”

Level 4

Since: Aug 12

It Just Disappeared

#1296 May 26, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
We erect great monuments, memorials and statuary to honor what we never really knew and to remember what we want to forget.
What's there to celebrate on a day like this?
Statues ~ Foo Fighters
http://youtu.be/Q1Q922Eln5w

“a smile for my friends”

Level 5

Since: Jul 07

rochester, n. y.

#1297 May 26, 2013


All Gave Some. Some Gave All
Billy Ray Cyrus

Every day should be Memorial Day.
Welcome To Obamas America

San Bernardino, CA

#1298 May 26, 2013
Does that Gibson Guitar raid make more sense now?
posted at 11:01 am on May 26, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

An editorial at Investors Business Daily may wind up being filed under how did I miss this one? Following the recent revelations of cases where the administration appears to have used the muscle of the federal government to go after its political enemies, IBD takes a walk down memory lane to the strange case of Gibson Guitars and the federal raids on their facilities for alleged illegal importing of exotic woods used in their products. They reach one provocative conclusion.

Read more: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/26/does-th...

“and I don't care....”

Level 7

Since: Oct 11

The Burbs, USA

#1299 May 26, 2013
News Corp long aware of Fox News subpoenas
The parent company of Fox News was aware years ago that the Justice Department was targeting one of its reporters in a leak investigation, sources said Saturday.
http://www.localnews8.com/news/politics/Sourc...

DON'T HANG UP

http://youtu.be/TJM7VAB3QiI

THE ORLONS
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“dystopian proles”

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Since: Feb 09

ludovico

#1300 May 26, 2013
We'll Meet Again

http://youtu.be/cHcunREYzNY

Vera Lynn
WW11

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Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#1301 May 26, 2013
Where Have All the Flowers Gone.......Joan Baez

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Location hidden

#1302 May 26, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
We erect great monuments, memorials and statuary to honor what we never really knew and to remember what we want to forget.
What's there to celebrate on a day like this?
Not to celebrate, but to remember, because it's too easy to forget.

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Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#1303 May 26, 2013
georgeply77 wrote:
Memorial day is a day to remember our fallen solders of every war or police action we have ever been involved with. they answerd thier country's call and went where they were sent. and they died. whether they thought the wars were right or not. it is a day to honor them and thier spirit of duty to thier country. that is why we celibrate this day. walls and memorials go up and eventualy they will crumble into dust. but thier spirit and sacrafice will never go away.
this is my own belief.
and it is why I celibrate memorial day
You said it well.

“One Night”

Level 4

Since: Aug 12

It Just Disappeared

#1304 May 26, 2013
Keep The Home Fires Burning ~ Rosa Ponselle
http://youtu.be/e-VxFm71vZc

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Santa Clara, CA

#1305 May 26, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to celebrate, but to remember, because it's too easy to forget.
I know. Trust me, I get it. I know the drill.:-)

“The Beast Within”

Level 5

Since: Oct 12

Paradise, Calif

#1306 May 26, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
Where Have All the Flowers Gone.......Joan Baez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5ZFlds146FsXX
THE BUTTERFLY ENDING

http://youtu.be/SN94h-q5u1g

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
LMilestone/LAyers/30'/universa l

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#1307 May 26, 2013
---Wild Irish Rose--- wrote:
<quoted text>
I know. Trust me, I get it. I know the drill.:-)
I know Rose. I was just trying to be part of the conversation.

Hope you're having a good weekend.

He took all three days off. That hasn't happened in almost a year. We've been really busy, but actually had time to sit down and watch a movie together last night.

We watched Latter Days. I had ben telling him how good it was, but this was our first chance to watch it together.

We have an easier day planned tomorrow. Just us and a picnic by the stream at the back of the place.

I may be getting boring in my old age, but I'm looking forward to it.

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