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Economic Development 2.0: Playing The Health Care Card

A strong case was made by Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, that we’re in World War III in his book The Coming Jobs War. Just as the previous wars impacted which countries would lead the world in prosperity, the “war” we are in will dictate which communities get the lion’s [...]

Dead GI’s Will No Longer Receive Flowers On Graves On Memorial Day In Normandy

In respecting fallen GI’s, the American government have operated a service for the past 60 years or so where dead soldiers, killed in the first and second world wars, would have flowers placed on their graves as a tribute to them in Normandy, France. Show More Summary

China's Top Official Urges World to Reject Attempts to Rewrite World War II

It is important to remember the outcome of the World War II and rebuff attempts to rewrite history, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi said Tuesday.

America’s descent into a world of madness: The nihilistic philosophy guiding us into the future

As technology transforms both society and war, what hidden costs are we overlooking? What are we really giving up?

Americans Gave Their Lives To Defeat The Nazis. The Dutch Have Never Forgotten

5 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit: Raymond Klaassen They haven't forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside the small village of Margraten to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. Last Sunday, theyShow More Summary

Themed Set: Terrorism

5 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

Inhabiting though we do a world which promises an unending war on it, we have a devil of a time merely defining the word “terrorism”. Efforts merely to make a taxonomy out of the scores of interpretations scholars have given it resolve in the end to violence … violence by someone’s official enemies. One needs […]

Rio Tinto to raise $6bn for Mongolian underground mine

Rio Tinto Group will seek to raise as much as $6 billion (R71bn) of external funding for the Oyu Tolgoi underground mine in Mongolia as the company prepares a war chest to develop one of the world’s largest untapped deposits of copper and gold. Show More Summary

Americans Heroes Buried in the Netherlands are Not Forgotten

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

On Sunday, people gathered at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten to observe Memorial Day, as they have for 70 years. Those buried there were the liberators of the Dutch in World War II. Each American grave was “adopted” by a Dutch, Belgian, or German family who has tended it ever since. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. On Memorial Day, remember: 'They didn't fall, they were pushed'

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Flag-draped caskets on their way back from Iraq to the United States. Ray McGovern writes—Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn't Fall, They Were Pushed. "Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be oneShow More Summary

Today's Video: Military Pride

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II and the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., we present to you the following documentary. Valentía: Mexican Americans in World War II features interviews with Latino veterans who described their experiences both on the battle lines and back at home. Video Source - KVIE

A day to celebrate, a day to mourn: Events across D.C. for Memorial Day

The National Memorial Day Parade on Monday afternoon started with the low rumble of vintage cars, shuttling World War II veterans down Constitution Avenue through a cheering phalanx of flag-waving bystanders. Read full article >>

Editorial: How the Original 'Star Wars' Redefined the Blockbuster

As Star Wars – the original film, A New Hope – turns 38 this year (it opened May 25th, 1977), it's hard to imagine a time when Star Wars wasn't an ingrained part of our pop culture. For a second, just imagine a world where lightsabers aren't a thing and the Millennium Falcon is just a figment of George Lucas's imagination. Show More Summary

Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn’t Fall, They Were Pushed

Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars. By Ray McGovern How best to show respect for the U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and for their families on Memorial Day?...

Video: Free Beacon Speaks With Veterans About What Memorial Day Means To Them

Col. William DeGraf U.S. Army (Ret.) served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam said, “Memorial Days is a chance for the country to remember those...

Remembering Bill Frenzel: Only Minnesota US Rep to Serve in Korean War

The last year saw the passing of the only Korean War veteran to serve from Minnesota in the U.S. House; former Gopher State delegation members include two surviving World War II veterans.

RIP: Bob Geigel

It was announced yesterday that former wrestler and promoter, Bob Geigel passed away due to Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 90 years old. Geigel attended the University serving his country in World War II. A natural athlete, Geigel excelled in amateur wrestling, so much so that he placed third in the NCAA National Championship. Show More Summary

World War I professional combat art

Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., a day set aside to honor those who have died while in military service. I’ve written previously on combat artists — soldiers who happened to be artists, or artists who happened to be soldiers — often specially commissioned by the military to document their experiences as only […]

On Memorial Day, a Proposal to Bridge the Civilian-Military Divide

Dan Schnur: The U.S. military is proportionally smaller than at any time since the period between World War I and World War II: less than one-half of 1% of Americans are active-duty members of the armed forces.

Obama at Arlington on Memorial Day pays tribute for a ‘debt we will never repay.’

President Obama marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and thanking American soldiers and their families for sacrifices made from World War II through Afghanistan. Obama said it was “a debt we will never repay.” Now in his seventh year in office, Obama -- […]

A Lil Memorial Day Positivity: Dutch Villagers Continue To Care For Graves Of American Soldiers Who Died In World War II

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Dutch Caretakers Remember Fallen Americans Who Died Battling Nazis In World War II We were so touched by this story of the Dutch families who continue to care for the graves of American soldiers who were buried in Margraten after

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