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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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American Military Heroes Lost In 2011

Captain Richard Winters, 101st AirborneWhile the war with Iraq came to a close, the chapter on these men’s lives also ended. They were the men of World War Two and even World War One. These men were amongst the young men who answered America’s call in a much more innocent time and it is important that we do not forget them. They come from many different branches of the service and were part of some of the greatest battles of the wars. One of them is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and one of them should be. You've seen their lives immortalized in film and can read about them in books. Here is a tribute to those heroes of the 20th century.


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Posted by Jimm - December 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

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The Best Real Life, Kick Ass Female Spies

Real Life Women SpiesTelevision and the movies have a tendency to turn super-hot women into super spies who can do anything.  While those women are typically figments of a man’s imagination, they aren’t completely off base.  The women on this list were very tough, very resilient, and every bit the counterpart to male spies.  Their methods of espionage may have differed from men, but every one of them certainly altered the history of the world.  You’ve probably heard of at least three of these women.  You should recognize the deeds of the other two… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

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Five Types Of Gas Warfare Used In WW1

Gas Warfare In World War OneIt is said that if we forget about history, we are doomed to repeat it.  This can be readily apparent with the use of chemical warfare that was employed by both sides during World War One.  The use of gas was so terrifying – even though it resulted in only three to four per cent of all casualties – that it has been forbidden in warfare ever since.  Gas was highly unpredictable and there were plenty of countermeasures to stop its effectiveness.  Because gas was used by all sides during the war, it is often thought that this was a leading weapon of World War One.  It was not.  However, with the results of its use during warfare, most people believed that it was far deadlier than what actually happened.  Here are five variants of the 21+ gasses used during World War One. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

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