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I recently spent some time studying the Nazis. My library had a copy of _A Century of Wisdom: Lessons form the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor_ by Caroline ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 60 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 03:30 AM PDT with 103 Recommends
POW/MIA Recognition 09/20/2012 - To honor the sacrifice of service members who were prisoners of war or are still missing in action, observances of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, traditionally ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 05:13 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Or so I’m learning… Let me start from the beginning. Before I was born my father served in World War II. He was quite the bad ass, I know this hearing it from WWII buffs. You see my father flew ...
by 313to212
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:43 PM PDT with 309 Recommends
Sargent Roswell Cornell (Dory) Doremus, U.S. Army Air Force, 1942-1945 died on Friday. He was 2 weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. Dad was truly a member of Tom Brokaw's Greatest Generation. Born ...
by markdd
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM PDT with 94 Recommends
Alice Herz-Sommer. 108 years old. Survivor of Terezin Concentration Camp. Concert Pianist. A treasure. Here she is, at the young age of 106, playing the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata on what I ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 07:35 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
There are many ways to date the beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad. I've chosen August 23 because that was the date of the intensive German air bombardment that reduced the city to the ...
by Azazello
Comment Count 158 comments on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 06:40 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 03:30 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Below is "The Apocalyptic Symphony" composed in 1945 by Karl Weigl, an Austrian-Jewish composer who fled the Third Reich to the US. He dedicated this symphony, with what I think we can assume was ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 08:12 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Last night I posted up two CBS News reports about a widow of a WWII pilot and her attempts to find out what happened to him. For her and for years all she knew was he was MIA or just plain missing. ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
That was MIA to Wife here for years. Remember 'freedom fries', remember all the bashing of the French in that 'old Europe' not to many years back. Well you might want to catch these two reports on ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
The lady, Susan, I will never forget during my C-Span interview said, " Were people who knew you surprised that you became an activist"? My answer was a bit of history but not the extent I will ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:59 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
My mother-in-law Madelyn possesses an amazing institutional memory. In her eighties now, she grew up the second youngest of ten children born to an Irish immigrant and a woman raised in the Blue ...
by DrLori
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun May 27, 2012 at 06:47 PM PDT with 109 Recommends
Like so many young men his age, Jim was drafted as the prospect of a new war began to loom on the European horizon. He was inducted in Rockford Illinois and began basic training. Just as it was ...
by marykk
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:18 AM PDT with 120 Recommends
I really liked Elizabeth Warren since the first time I saw her interviewed, which I think might have been on the Daily Show. My first thought hearing her speak, and I've thought it every single time ...
by webranding
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The Right's recent attempt to distract from Mitt Romney's dog abuse episode by mocking the President for having eaten dog meat while he was a child in Indonesia brought back to mind an incident from ...
by DrLori
Comment Count 70 comments on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM PDT with 102 Recommends
Something I saw last night on NBC Nightly News. I wanted to share it so I put it on thethinkingblue youtube channel.
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 02:21 PM PST with 2 Recommends
They didn't think it was going to work. Now they're Shocked - SHOCKED I tell you as George Lucas new film "Red Tails" apparently did 6 Million in Box Office on it's first day - putting it in ...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 452 comments on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM PST with 672 Recommends
Today the last convoy of troops and equipment rolled out of Iraq into Kuwait. So we see a flurry of reports that say the Iraq War is over. It's not. It's not over for the more than 32,200 American ...
by calross
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 10:14 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Just a few thoughts, after the Gen. Shinseki press release, on Pearl Harbor Day and the "Greatest Generation", as they pass on so do their dreams and the innovative workforce from their hard work ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Dec 07, 2011 at 03:18 AM PST with 3 Recommends