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The Case of the Heisted Bicycle- Japan

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Most of what follows is true.

Mrs Minami was a genuine Japanese-American internee in California during WWII. As soon as the war ended, she took a job with the Defense Department in the Occupation, married a Japanese man, and lived long and prospered as a GS-grade secretary. The last time I ever heard from her was in 1990, retired, when she received her reparations check from the government. The Democrats were so embarrassed that it was one of their guys (FDR) who ...

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Address by James A Garfield, Ohio, on first Decoration Day, May, 1868

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Compliments of a friend and colleague, Kenny Solomon, TheAmericanSurvivalGuide.com:

On May 30, 1868, thousands gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the first Decoration Day ceremony.

An address by James A. Garfield, then an Ohio congressman who had also served as a Major General in The Civil War.  In this first of such annual addresses at Arlington National Cemetery, Garfield, who in 1881 would become the 20th president of the United States, sets the standard of ‘why’.

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I am ...

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Bachelor’s Corner on Memorial Day Sunday

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Bet you didn’t know it was called Decoration Day for close to a 100 years before it was a national holiday (1971), but the government gave the unions and working folks a day off on Monday, so as to keep them at the beach, full of beer, instead of in church. Since  Decoration Day was always on Sunday fewer showed up.

Because the 9/11 wars aren’t over, we don’t yet have a name for those wars, or a national monument for our dead or their ...

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No Greater Love; Denying the Devil His Due

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In the mid 90s, before I began traveling to the Soviet Bloc regularly, and finding out what their outhouses looked like, I taught a few semesters at a small business college in Cincinnati.

The students were all black, mostly young women, and from the looks of the nursery across the hall, mostly all young mothers.

This was during the period when Newt Gingrich took over the House, and among other things, forced Bill Clinton to sign into law the ending of AFDC (Aid to Families ...

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Wenching on the DMZ; the Owner’s Manual

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Stormy Daniels brings to mind the ancient and universal definition of “wench”, a woman of low repute one would not like to be seen with in public.

Politics aside, she’s made public a side of life few Americans, unless born on the wrong side of the tracks know very little about. Still, it seems every American soldier, as far back as the Civil War, when the term “camp follower” became synonymous with off-duty recreation for soldiers, and were a fixture outside ...

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John McCain’s Death Song

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Almost all the Western tribes had death songs; one for when they were about to die in battle, to taunt their enemy, another to tell their fathers they would soon be crossing over,  and a third, if their heart was bad, to disguise their fear of the uncertainty of crossing over.

My father’s mother, an insufferable and arrogant woman, would cross the street to the other side just to chastise black miners who did not doff their hat to her as she walked by. And she ...

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