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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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War And Peace: A Quiz Of U.S. Peacetime Activities

Peace SignAre you sick of war?  We are currently in three military actions around the world and it seems that we have been fighting forever!  It isn’t anything new for America, though.  Our boots seem to be on the ground somewhere around the world at any given time.  How often, though, are we fighting somewhere?  It doesn’t have to be an “official” war.  We’ve done plenty of military actions where the troops are in danger and gunfire is being traded with some foreign entity.  But, how often?  The answers may surprise you.  Peace is not what our country is about.  We’ve been called the “Police of the World” for a reason.  Take this quiz and see how much you know about America’s peacetime efforts. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - April 11, 2011 at 11:05 am

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