POLITICAL: Maximo Guillermo “Max” Manus

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Notes from JWR:

by Jim Rawles

December 9th, 2012 would have been the 98th birthday of Maximo Guillermo “Max” Manus. He was was one of the few Norwegians who had the testicular fortitude to put his life on the line, fighting the Nazi occupiers. (There surely would have been many more active resistance fighters in Norway, but fearing widespread reprisal executions by the Germans, King H7 urged the civilian populace to stand down.) Manus passed away in 1996. His exploits are fairly accurately shown in the movie Max Manus: Man of War

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INSPIRATIONAL: Fess Parker, an American Icon

Friday, March 19, 2010

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8575904.stm

Page last updated at 09:41 GMT, Friday, 19 March 2010

Davy Crockett actor Fess Parker dies, aged 85

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Actor Fess Parker, famous for playing American pioneer Davy Crockett in Walt Disney’s classic 1950s TV series, has died in California at the age of 85.

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An American icon.

A celebrity who was squeaky clean.

An example of the American hero.

Where are the replacements?

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INSPIRATIONAL: Old vet is still courageous

Sunday, February 21, 2010

http://www.galesburg.com/news/x1025062431/Retired-railroad-man-Howard-Benthine-recalls-World-War-II-battles

Retired railroad man recalls World War II battles
Howard Benthine will go on Honor Flight April 23
By ANNIE ZAK
The Register-Mail
Posted Feb 14, 2010 @ 08:12 AM

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Howard Benthine was not even 19 years old when he killed another man for the first time.

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Benthine faces cancer with the same attitude with which he faced war.

“We’ve had a hell of a good life. An outstanding life.”

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Life was simpler then. Go to war, come home, get a job, work your way up the corporate ladder, and wed.

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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SURVIVAL: Take zero chances. Ever?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stcharles/story/3B58782910E1622186257618000D05B1?OpenDocument

Boy, 9, killed rescuing duck from the road
By Joel Currier
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
08/20/2009

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY — Danny Bampton’s compassion for animals cost him his life.

Investigators say the 9-year-old St. Charles County boy was riding with his mother on Highway P near a relative’s house Wednesday afternoon when he saw an injured duck in the road and asked her whether he could save it. After she pulled the car over, Danny hopped out and put the duck in a roadside culvert on the south side of the highway.

But when he tried to cross back over the rural, two-lane road to his family’s car, Danny was struck by a westbound Subaru Legacy driven by Alayna R. Hitz, 18, of Wentzville.

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Wow, what a tragedy for ALL involved.

I bet Mom is going to rethink that decision for a long time.

Accidents happen.

But, someone always wins the lotto.

Maybe, there’s a lesson there. But I’m having a hard time seeing it.

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VETS: Brian Bradshaw overshadowed by Michael Jackson

Monday, July 13, 2009

http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2009/07/remembering-real-hero.html

Remembering a Real Hero
from In From the Cold by Spook86

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Amid today’s orgy of adulation over Michael Jackson, we should pause and remember real heroes–men and women who paid the ultimate price for this nation, but whose lives go uncelebrated.

U.S. Army Lieutenant Brian Bradshaw was one of individuals. He died on June 25th, the same day that Michael Jackson passed away. But Lieutenant Bradshaw didn’t die in a Hollywood mansion from a drug-induced heart attack. He was killed on a road in Afghanistan, when his vehicle was targeted by an improvised explosive device.

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Well from now on anytime I hear “michael jackson” I will think of “Brian Bradshaw”! What about you?

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LIBERTY: They did what they were asked to do

Saturday, June 6, 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_day

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The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 — the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began — commencing the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.

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One thing is for sure, many good men died this day.

Was it worth it? Only history will tell. Only God knows what might have been.

(Remember “It’s a wonderful life”?)

If we as a society truly value our soldiers and veterans, then we would not allow the gooferment to treat them so badly.

Let’s bring the troops home. Now! (Remember I told you that Ron Paul was that only true anti-war candidate.)

Let’s have the courage to demand, and pay for, the VA.

Let’s beware of the politicians who risk our troops for ill defined, venial, or (yes, sometimes) personal reasons.

Remember the 6th of June and all these days that good men died.

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INTERESTNG: a UNIQUE moment in internet history!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

<b>Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April</b>

Don’t miss this. As the “ugly duckly” changes into a swan before your very eyes. A unique internet moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk

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http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4949467n

A follow up.

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