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Old 07-02-2018, 06:49 PM   #31
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44 years ago today, Richard Nixon went to the Supreme Court to prevent the release of his taped WH conversations. In an 8-0 decision, the Court said he must comply with the subpoena and turn over the tapes.

He resigned shortly thereafter.
He resigned August 8th. That's a "liberal" definition of "shortly.
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44 years ago today, Richard Nixon went to the Supreme Court to prevent the release of his taped WH conversations. In an 8-0 decision, the Court said he must comply with the subpoena and turn over the tapes.

He resigned shortly thereafter.
I loved the watergate scandal. As exciting as hell.

All the presidents men remains one of those movies I'll watch whenever it's on.
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July 5th, 1946, the Bikini was invented, named after Bikini Island due to us nuking hte Hell out of the island.

It's probably the last useful thing France ever did. They definitely made beaches the world over great again.

4 years later, the first American was killed in the Korean War...the first of 33,686 of America's finest going through the meat grinder, under the flag of the United Nations, in a useless, pointless war whose only purpose was to feed profits to the military industrial complex.

Does this sound familiar?

Acting on a campaign pledge, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower went to Korea on December 2, 1952. After visiting the troops, their commanders and South Korean leaders, and receiving briefings on the military situation in Korea, Eisenhower concluded, "we could not stand forever on a static front and continue to accept casualties without any visible results. Small attacks on small hills would not end this war." President Eisenhower sought an end to hostilities in Korea through a combination of diplomacy and military muscle-flexing. On July 27, 1953, seven months after President Eisenhower's inauguration as the 34th President of the United States, an armistice was signed

Trump = Eisenhower 2.0?
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July 5th, 1946, the Bikini was invented, named after Bikini Island due to us nuking hte Hell out of the island.

It's probably the last useful thing France ever did. They definitely made beaches the world over great again.

4 years later, the first American was killed in the Korean War...the first of 33,686 of America's finest going through the meat grinder, under the flag of the United Nations, in a useless, pointless war whose only purpose was to feed profits to the military industrial complex.

Does this sound familiar?

Acting on a campaign pledge, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower went to Korea on December 2, 1952. After visiting the troops, their commanders and South Korean leaders, and receiving briefings on the military situation in Korea, Eisenhower concluded, "we could not stand forever on a static front and continue to accept casualties without any visible results. Small attacks on small hills would not end this war." President Eisenhower sought an end to hostilities in Korea through a combination of diplomacy and military muscle-flexing. On July 27, 1953, seven months after President Eisenhower's inauguration as the 34th President of the United States, an armistice was signed

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No, the Korean War was not "useless".

It was the last, and thank god only time that the USSR and the USA fought each other on the same battlefield.

Stalin was pushing the West and if we hadn't fought in Korea, then we would have fought them somewhere else. He wasn't going to stop until the West pushed back.

Korea also made it clear that neither side wanted to have a direct conflict again, since things could easily spin out of control.

Direct conflict between the USSR and the USA could easily go nuclear.

So for the rest of the Cold War, proxy wars was the process, and that was a good thing. Proxy wars give both sides "plausible deniability" and so there is no pressure to go nuclear.
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No, the Korean War was not "useless".

It was the last, and thank god only time that the USSR and the USA fought each other on the same battlefield.

Stalin was pushing the West and if we hadn't fought in Korea, then we would have fought them somewhere else. He wasn't going to stop until the West pushed back.

Korea also made it clear that neither side wanted to have a direct conflict again, since things could easily spin out of control.

Direct conflict between the USSR and the USA could easily go nuclear.

So for the rest of the Cold War, proxy wars was the process, and that was a good thing. Proxy wars give both sides "plausible deniability" and so there is no pressure to go nuclear.
There should be no pressure to go nuclear. With a P. Because going nuclear it’s just the endgame for everyone. Crazy stuff is there should be no pressure to go nuclear. With a capital P. Because going nuclear it’s just the endgame for everyone. Crazy times...
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No, the Korean War was not "useless".

It was the last, and thank god only time that the USSR and the USA fought each other on the same battlefield.

Stalin was pushing the West and if we hadn't fought in Korea, then we would have fought them somewhere else. He wasn't going to stop until the West pushed back.

Korea also made it clear that neither side wanted to have a direct conflict again, since things could easily spin out of control.

Direct conflict between the USSR and the USA could easily go nuclear.

So for the rest of the Cold War, proxy wars was the process, and that was a good thing. Proxy wars give both sides "plausible deniability" and so there is no pressure to go nuclear.
Propaganda for the Military Industrial Complex. Eisenhower understood the situation.


Today,

July 6th, 1775, the Colonial Congress issues the “Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms”, authored by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson.

Some key excerpts;

They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable privilege of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of government established by charter, and secured by acts of its own legislature solemnly confirmed by the crown; for exempting the "murderers" of colonists from legal trial, and in effect, from punishment; for erecting in a neighbouring province, acquired by the joint arms of Great-Britain and America, a despotism dangerous to our very existence; and for quartering soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences, shall be transported to England to be tried.
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We(2) are reduced to the alternative of chusing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. -- The latter is our choice. -- We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery. -- Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them, if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.
Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, and, if necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable. -- We gratefully acknowledge, as signal instances of the Divine favour towards us, that his Providence would not permit us to be called into this severe controversy, until we were grown up to our present strength, had been previously exercised in warlike operation, and possessed of the means of defending ourselves. With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves.

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In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it -- for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/arms.asp

Within this document lies the inspiration and purpose of the 2nd Amendment, written by the same people who wrote this document.

Today, July 6th, 1775, is when the Right to Bear Arms was conceived and put to paper as a bedrock of America.
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On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as “Uncle Sam’s.” The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance as the nickname for the U.S. federal government.

In the late 1860s and 1870s, political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) began popularizing the image of Uncle Sam. Nast continued to evolve the image, eventually giving Sam the white beard and stars-and-stripes suit that are associated with the character today. The German-born Nast was also credited with creating the modern image of Santa Claus as well as coming up with the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party and the elephant as a symbol for the Republicans. Nast also famously lampooned the corruption of New York City’s Tammany Hall in his editorial cartoons and was, in part, responsible for the downfall of Tammany leader William Tweed.

Perhaps the most famous image of Uncle Sam was created by artist James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960). In Flagg’s version, Uncle Sam wears a tall top hat and blue jacket and is pointing straight ahead at the viewer. During World War I, this portrait of Sam with the words “I Want You For The U.S. Army” was used as a recruiting poster. The image, which became immensely popular, was first used on the cover of Leslie’s Weekly in July 1916 with the title “What Are You Doing for Preparedness?” The poster was widely distributed and has subsequently been re-used numerous times with different captions.

In September 1961, the U.S. Congress recognized Samuel Wilson as “the progenitor of America’s national symbol of Uncle Sam.” Wilson died at age 88 in 1854, and was buried next to his wife Betsey Mann in the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, New York, the town that calls itself “The Home of Uncle Sam.”


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