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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 Greatest Sports Films Of All Time

What were the Greatest Sports Films of all time? What would you have on your list? These choices are based upon the movies that were hits at the box office.

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Posted by Jimm - January 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

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Five Real People You Thought Were Fictional

Real People Behind Fictional CharactersHow many times have you watched a movie and thought, “Wow!  Imagine if there really was someone like that!”  Well, as the saying (sort of) goes, “Art sometimes DOES imitate life.”  Each of these fictional characters once really did live.  The famous movies are based on their real lives.  They may not be exact, but they had that special heroic value in their lives that made them worried of being turned into a story.  Here are five fictional people who once really did live! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

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Five People Born on January 12

jan12Today is January 12, 2010 and the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 353 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1074 days till the end of the current cycle.  On this date in 1991, the U.S. Congress approved the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.  Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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