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Unit 731 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 I can’t bring myself to thumb this up, though it’s an historical item. The Second World War is usually documented from the American perspective, or about the Holocaust. It’s important to note that there was a second front in Asia, and that it witnessed some equally horrific atrocities in the name of “science”. The […]

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http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Entertainment/Prince+Harry+apologises+over+Paki+remark/1165784/story.html There’s long been suspicion that spare-to-the-heir Prince Harry was fathered by someone other than Prince Charles. After the Nazi uniform gaffe and more evidence of questionable comments (and intelligence), this rumour stars to fall apart. Clearly, Prince Philip’s dunderheaded blood flows through Harry’s veins. Britain’s Prince Harry apologised on Saturday after a newspaper website […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070819/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq_out_of_troops_2;_ylt=AnnSPrbHjO8H_1mM4RhEY9kE1vAI When asked what units will fill the void in the coming spring if any need to be replaced, officials give a grim shake of the head, shrug of the shoulders or a palms-up, empty-handed gesture. “The demand for our forces exceeds the sustainable supply,” the Army chief of staff, Gen. George Casey, said last […]

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Eighth Army (United Kingdom) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_8th_Army My grandfather was a little man with tinnitis and a predilection for John Wayne movies. On his visits to Canada, he preferred to spend time with my older boy cousins rather than with my younger sis and I. Our own conversations resulted in the necessity to repeat, with increasing volume, anything you said to […]

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Army Recruiters Accused of Misleading Students to Get Them to Enlist – ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2626032&page=1 Suddenly I’m a lot more respectful of John Kerry’s comments. Having said that, I don’t know if stupidity can be cured by education. If these students are totally oblivious to even Fox’s spun news about the situation in Iraq, maybe their being sent there after believing all the trouble was over is just a […]

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Experimental drug given to British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan | UK news | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1873961,00.html To commemorate Gulf War II, some pharmaceutical companies are setting the stage for Gulf War Syndrome II. Given all the Special Interest Groups (oil companies, Halliburton, Blackwater) who are making money red hand over bloodied fist during this occupation, I guess it’s no surprise that the drug companies are allowed into the party as […]

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Cesare Borgia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesare_Borgia Fascinating genesis of the modern image of Christ. It seems He was modeled on a Renaissance-era murderer and reprobate. It has been suggested that some pictures of Jesus Christ produced around Borgia’s lifetime were based on Cesare Borgia, and that this in turn has influenced images of Jesus produced since that time.

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http://www.treatanysoldier.com/CarePackages.cfm Meaningless bumper stickers and red-white-and-blue bunting accomplish nothing. If you really want to support the troops, buy a couple of these and send them to Iraq. I imagine a box of cookies would stir more feelings of home than a low-effort gesture.

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Meriwether Lewis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis Wikipedia isn’t nearly as bitchy as Flickr, so I present to you my current crush… (He’s been dead for nearly 200 years, but you can’t have everything) The most refined pioneer America has ever seen – the cool, the “hawt”, the very, very dead Meriwether Lewis!

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Skylighters: An Introduction to Antiaircraft Artillery and Searchlights

http://www.skylighters.org/barrageballoons/ Here’s a weapon of war that’s new to me: “The barrage balloon, filled with lighter-than-air gas, was attached to a steel cable that could be raised or lowered using a motorized winch. In forcing enemy planes to higher altitudes, surprise invasions became less likely and bombing accuracy was hampered as well. The balloons restricted […]

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