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Unlikely Conscientious Objectors

When we think of a “conscientious objector” – an individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service – many people think of hippies or artists. Others consider these people to be cowards or afraid to fight in a war their country is waging. My thoughts always go to an old “All in the Family” episode when Archie Bunker refuses to have dinner with one of his son-in-law’s friends who escaped to Canada during Vietnam. Strangely, this is only a Hollywood version of the conscientious objector. Many protestors do it based solely on religious reasons. There are some that you’d never expect to go against a war. Here are five of them.

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Posted by Jimm - April 6, 2015 at 3:25 am

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5 Heroes Who Were Never Wounded

[ReviewAZON name=”heroes” id=”61″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0761395482″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Are tere heroes who were never wounded? Sometimes movies make us believe that the hero lives a dangerous life where there are shoot-outs every five minutes.  Most often, there was a lot of downtime in between gun battles. Even still, there were still bullets flying at the people on this list and they could have been killed at anytime in their violent careers, but somehow they escaped injury.  That’s an amazing thing, if you think about it, and someone must have been looking out for them when the gunfire started.  Each of these men lived a remarkable life and were heroes who were never wounded in their lives.  Here are their stories… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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Five American Soldiers That Make Action Heroes Look Wimpy

usflagOver the years, America has put out some really tough soldiers.  Those movies like Rambo and Die Hard come from some of the real-life actions of men that actually lived.  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and even Chuck Norris have nothing on these guys.  Ironically, none of them have real heroic names, but don’t judge the men by their names!  These men were the toughest and the best of what America has to offer. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 19, 2010 at 12:46 am

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