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How Well Do You Know The United States?

US QuizA recent study out of Newsweek showed that a large portion of United States citizens don’t know the laws of the land.  They found that 29 percent of people couldn’t name the vice president, 73 percent couldn’t name the reason for the Cold War and 44 percent couldn’t define the Bill of Rights.  What is the reason for this?  Is it that people are overwhelmed with information being forced upon them? Is it a lack of education or just the apathy of not wanting to know how our government works?  Could it be that it is because our news agencies no longer report the news, but rather their opinions?  Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

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What If…America Had Lost The War…?

As wars go, America has been pretty lucky.  Most of the early wars we fought, we won, either because of fortuitous turn of events, help from an outside force, or sheer tenacity.  The question rises, however, is ‘What if America lost these wars?’  The enemies of the United States certainly had plans for their spoils, but what would they have been?  Here is a list of the plans that were laid out by America’s enemies should they have been victorious. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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U.S. Socialist Programs That Must Be Stopped At All Costs

americansocialismThere has been a lot of talk about the proposed healthcare plan in recent months.  Protesters are shouting down supporters of the healthcare plan at Town Hall meetings, images of national healthcare advocates have been burned in effigy, cries of socialism echo through the Nation and Godwin’s Law has been evoked. *  Where does it all end?  Are we wrong for thinking that a socialist program would work or is this residue from the Cold War that still lingers?  Here are five socialist programs that we should probably cut if we don’t want to fall to the Red Threat.

 

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - August 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

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Five Points in the US-Russian Nuke Talks

APTOPIX Russia US ObamaLet’s face it.  You’ve heard about Obama being over in Russia, but what’s it all about?  For the past 6o years it has been us against the Rooskies.  The Cold War was one fought with cloaks and daggers, spies and intelligence.  Both sides have pushed their agendas and luck by comparing the size of their nuclear armament.  Shoes have been slammed, tempers have raised, and we’ve come back from the brink of nuclear annihilation*.  No more are the days of our world leaders sitting in talks, barely looking at each other while they devised to outdo the other.  It is a new age, with new heads of state who want to lead the world forward.  But what do we really know about the new arms talks between the United States and Russia. Here’s a breakdown of five things to make it easier for you to understand.

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - July 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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