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Five Presidential Lies That Led Us To War

Throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries governments have used lies to get their people to enter into war. For some reason, it is often hard to get young men to give up the lives they know, drop everything and enter what is basically Hell.  It is important for leaders to spin a story and build a strong esprit de corps amongst a nation’s youth.  While this is not always the case, it did happen quite a bit during the last century.  Here are five Presidential Lies That Led Us To War! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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myFiveBest Things To Remember On Veteran’s Day

Veteran's DayVeteran’s Day is a holiday put aside for all of us to remember the soldiers who have given everything for our country.  It is primarily celebrated, to some extent, in the Allied countries that participated in World War One.  In the United States, while the official day is November 11th, it is usually recognized on the Monday closest to that date.  At eleven o’ clock in the morning on that day, a few minutes of silence should be observed to commemorate the service men and women who have helped to make our country free.  Thank the veterans that you meet, because we enjoy the freedoms that we have because of them.  Here are five reasons why we should remember Veteran’s Day.  Please, feel free to add more trivia or bits of information or go ahead and thank a veteran on here.

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Posted by Jimm - November 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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Five Greatest American Military Victories

A few days ago, we wrote about the greatest American defeats in the history of the military.  Now it is time for the greatest victories.  Everyone loves a winner and here in America, we love to remember the times we’ve won the battle.   These battles go through many wars and I’ve chosen the ones I thought were historic and significant battles.  Would you have picked these five? Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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