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Posts on Apr 17, 2015

A Sad Story from the Liberation Times

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/17/15 7:10 pm) Here's a little Italian story about the "radiant days of the Liberation." Tomorrow afternoon, some young fellows, together with some old soldiers and sundry history lovers, will ta ...

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"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition"

(Anthony J Candil, USA, 04/17/15 6:19 pm) I'm not sure of the origins of "Trust in God and keep your powder dry," but another, similar quote comes to mind. In the late 1770s, John Muhlenberg was pastor at a Lutheran church ...

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(Richard Hancock, USA, 04/17/15 6:05 pm) I was with the third division (Americal) to enter Japan after the Japanese surrender. I witnessed the respectful attitude of the Japanese toward General MacArthur. I was a combat medic who bore ...

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Oklahoma Runestone: The Mystery Continues (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 04/17/15 4:05 am) JE: Our friend in Memphis, Gary Moore, adds an additional clue to his post of 15 April: In the Oklahoma Runestone Riddle, WAISfed now intermittently between more urgent topics, John Ei ...

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"We Have Met the Enemy..."

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 04/17/15 3:31 am) In response to Ric Mauricio (16 April), the Oliver Hazard Perry quote is, correctly: "We have met the enemy, and they are ours." The other, "...and they ...

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"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition"

(Robert Whealey, USA, 04/17/15 3:13 am) In response to Mike Bonnie (16 April), I must have heard that popular song three or four times each week on NYC radio stations until August 1945. I also heard its companion piece sang by the US Army ...

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Posts on Apr 16, 2015

Tragedy at Sea in Italy

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 04/16/15 9:09 pm) An update. In the last days the bad weather in the Southern Mediterranean has cleared up, and in the last four days more than 10,000 immigrants from the Middle East, East Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa ...

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IS/Daesh on Mexican Border?

(Timothy Brown, USA, 04/16/15 8:45 pm) In response to Enrique Torner and Tor Guimaraes (16 April), the best approach to any strategic threat is to pray for the best but prepare for the worst. Unfortunately, Americans almost alway ...

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IS/Daesh on Mexican Border? Reflections on Tax Season; From Ric Mauricio

(John Eipper, USA, 04/16/15 8:32 pm) JE: Tax Day is over! Our friend Ric Mauricio catches his breath and sends the following: "We have met the enemy, and they are us."  --Oliver Hazard Perry ...

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Daesh vs Mexican Cartels?

(John Heelan, UK, 04/16/15 8:33 am) In response to Enrique Torner (16 April), the Mexican drug cartels are pretty good at eliminating rivals and more vicious than ISIS. The Islamists would have little chance against them. JE comm ...

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