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Happy Veterans Day

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‎”War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” -John Stuart Mill

The HD just said goodbye to a long-time neighbor and World War II vet who is moving into a old folks home out of town. Sad times.


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November 11, 2010 at 20:42

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Mikhail Gorbachev: Now and Then

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Via the Daily Fail: “‘Victory is impossible in Afghanistan,’ Mr Gorbachev said. ‘Obama is right to pull the troops out. No matter how difficult it will be.'”

Gorbachev in 1986: “The U.S. has set for itself the goal of disrupting a settlement in Afghanistan in Afghanistan by any means… A million of our soldiers went through Afghanistan and we will not be able to explain to our people why we did not complete it. We suffered such heavy losses! And what for?”

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October 27, 2010 at 21:46


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Germany posts record economic growth AND prepares a military offensive?!

Germany’s Tour de France team

May 10 – June 22, 1940

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August 13, 2010 at 14:08