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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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Five Best Generals In History Of U.S.

[ReviewAZON name=”US History” id=”10″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0061965588″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The United States is a war-like nation.  We’ve been at war throughout most of our history and because of this, we have had our share of great generals.  Obviously, this list is only an opinion of who was the best generals in history of the U.S.  Anyone could come up with a different list and provide a good argument to why they are right.  In fact, I welcome other opinions from readers for and against the people on this list.  I put these in order of how I personally see them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

[ReviewAZON name=”Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping The Memory of the World Wars” id=”2″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0195071395″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]On Veteran’s Day, we try to remember our soldiers and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation free.  In the United States, we do this in the form of military services, parades, offers to our veterans and a special tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.  This national monument was built in 1921 to commemorate the U.S. Soldiers who went to war and never came back.  The bodies interred there, as the name suggests, are unknown.  Here are a few interesting facts about this memorial and what it means to our country, as well as the rest of the world. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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Alternate Realities: What If The Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised?

The Fall of AmericaThere has been a lot of rumors and speculations over the raising of the debt ceiling in the past few months.  As August 2nd is looming as a deadline, people are starting to get nervous over whether America is going to default on its loans.  What would happen if this occurs?  Some people claim the sky will start falling, while others believe it is just a scare tactic to increase on spending.  The truth is: No one knows for sure.  You can only hypothesize the outcome.  Here are a few things that could happen if we don’t increase the debt ceiling and default… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

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Alternate Reality: What If The UK Won The American Revolution?

United KingdomCan you imagine what life would be like if Britain had actually won the American Revolution?  They came close to it, as it was, but what would have been the outcome of the world if Britain actually defeated the Colonists and regained control over them?  This type of scenario is only speculative, obviously, but things might have been quite a bit different for Americans today had this outcome been different.  Here are five possible outcomes if history had changed. Are they for the better or worse?  Alternate time can only tell… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - June 26, 2011 at 9:48 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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