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  • Will GOP Congress 'Affirm' Legitimacy of State-Owned Businesses?

    02/03/2016 1:56:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    In October, President Barack Obama said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership his administration had just finished negotiating "reflects America's values." In November, in an official notice to Congress, he called it "a free trade agreement." Yet the deal itself expressly affirms government-ownership of industry. The deal's preamble states that the "Parties to this Agreement" resolve to: "Establish a comprehensive regional agreement that promotes economic integration to liberalise trade and investment ..." So, how exactly are the 12 nations that are the parties -- Brunei, Canada, the United States, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam -- going...
  • Vietnam's Newest Theological Institute Kicks Off Courses in September

    02/02/2016 7:52:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 1/271/6
    Students can apply before 5 July for admission test to either biblical or dogmatic theology. Preparations for the new facility are well underway. This is unusual in a Communist nation where Church educational activities have always been hamperedHo Chi Minh City (AsiaNews/EDA) - In a statement on 21 January, the Bishops' Commission for Education announced that classes will begin next September at Vietnam's new theological institute in Ho Chi Minh City's Third District, at 72/12 Tran Quoc Toan Street. Hence, future students can begin to apply, this according to Eglises d'Asie (EDA). Following the initial evaluation of applicants' ability to...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • China strongly condemns US for sending warship near island

    01/30/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2016
    The missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of Triton Island in the Paracel chain "to challenge excessive maritime claims of parties that claim the Paracel Islands," without notifying the three claimants beforehand, Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright said Saturday in Washington.. China, Taiwan and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the Paracels and require prior notice from ships transiting what they consider their territorial waters. The latest operation was particularly aimed at China, which has increased tensions with the U.S. and its Southeast Asian neighbors by embarking on massive construction of man-made islands and airstrips...
  • 1985: Donald Trump Donates $1 Million to NYC Vietnam Vets--

    01/28/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies
    Sheborg Blog ^ | November 28, 2015 | Sheborg
    Vietnam vets memorial at NYC brings tears, embraces, outrage By RANDALL HACKLEY Associated Press Writer NEW YORK 1AP r -- 1885 Thousands of Vietnam veterans who returned home to indifference or worse gathered in wheelchairs, military fatigues and business suits to help dedicate the ci-ty's memonal to these who fought in Southeast Asia Today. an estimated 20.000 veterans will get the homecoming they never received a decade ago when the last Americans left Vietnam A tickettape parade is planned across the Brooklyn Bndge into the -Canyon of Heroes" in Wall Street About A 000 Vietnam veterans came together Monday night...
  • Re-elected Vietnam communist boss defends one-party rule

    01/27/2016 9:44:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 11:16 PM EST | Vijay Joshi
    Vietnam's re-elected leader, a 71-year-old Communist Party ideologue, made it clear Wednesday that one-party rule was here to stay, insisting that the collective leadership he heads is a far better alternative to what he called authoritarianism disguised as democracy. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen Foo Chong) was re-elected Wednesday as head of the party and the leader of a 19-member Politburo that will govern Vietnam for the next five years. The decisions were made at the end of a week-long congress of the 4.5-million-member party, which rules the lives of 93 million Vietnamese. "Vietnam's Communist Party is one-party...
  • Vietnam Communist Party on track for smooth power transition

    01/25/2016 9:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2016 11:50 PM EST | Yves Dam Van
    Vietnam's ruling Communist Party was on track Tuesday for a smooth power transition after settling a power struggle between the party chief and the pro-business prime minister trying to unseat him. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung effectively withdrew from the contest to become the Communist Party general secretary, clearing the way for his rival to keep the post in what appears to be a compromise to present a united front to the nation, delegates at a party congress said Monday. [...] The path is now clear for Nguyen Phu Trong to stay as general secretary, the de facto top position...
  • Large metal chunk investigated after washing onto Thai beach (MH-370?)

    01/24/2016 5:21:56 AM PST · by don-o · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 1/24/16 | GRANT PECK
    BANGKOK (AP) - A large chunk of metal that could be from an aircraft washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities on Sunday cautioned against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years.
  • Ocean Search for Malaysian Airliner Finds 2nd Shipwreck [MH370]

    01/14/2016 4:13:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    story from AP, so, not risking an excerpt.
  • My Theory on the Malaysian Airliner

    03/14/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the Malaysian airline. I've got a theory. Let me try this theory on you. Of all the search teams, which do you think is the best, has the highest available tech? Well, you got a ChiCom search team; you got the Malaysian airline search team; you got a US search team. Which team do you think probably -- (interruption) It is us. If you want to find out where the plane is, my theory is look at where the US is searching. How about this? How about this theory? How about the jet is flying along...
  • Vietnam, Philippines protest Chinese test flight on disputed reef

    01/03/2016 4:35:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 01/03/2016 | te-ping chen
    [Red] China said it landed a test flight on a newly completed airfield in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, a sign of its growing military capabilities in the region. The flight drew a quick protest from Vietnam, which said China had “seriously violated” its sovereignty. A Philippines foreign ministry spokesman said Manila, another claimant in the Spratlys, also planned to lodge a protest with the Chinese.
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda is Still a Traitor

    12/30/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/30/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Did anyone expect to hear from “Hanoi” Jane Fonda again? Of course, in order to slink away from society and retire to a cave, Fonda would have to leave the fawning press and the liberals who think of her as an icon. It may have happened too long ago to remember what this “Woman of the Century” did to prisoners in North Vietnam’s Hanoi Hilton. But some of us who were there will never forget and never let others forget. Jane Fonda was and is a traitor to this country. Unfortunately, those born in the 70’s and later don’t know...
  • Vietnam warns of 'toxic' Web use ahead of party shakeup

    12/30/2015 6:39:57 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/30/15 | Reuters
    Vietnam sought to discourage its internet-savvy public on Wednesday from reading Web postings that disparaged its Communist Party, warning of an increase in "toxic" activity just weeks away from its scheduled leadership shakeup. Using its new Facebook page, the government vowed to tackle social media criticism of the party without interrupting the Internet ahead its five-yearly congress in January, and said most attacks originated from outside of the country. "These pages are most distorting and talking bad about our party's leaders, government and policies," Truong Minh Tuan, the deputy minister of information and communications, wrote in the Facebook posting. "We...
  • The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton (Full Episode)

    12/15/2015 6:57:13 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Channel ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | Smithsonian Channel
    [Ad-free 51 min video] Soldiers returned from the Vietnam War with harrowing tales of survival, but one was especially remarkable. This is the story of James Stockdale and his fellow prisoners at "Hanoi Hilton," who used spy communications to prompt a daring rescue.
  • Jane Fonda Writes ‘Note to Self’ on CBS, Praising Herself for Her Anti-War Activism

    12/15/2015 8:15:48 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2015 | By Kyle Drennen
    Jane Fonda Writes ‘Note to Self’ on CBS, Praising Herself for Her Anti-War Activism In the latest edition of its Note to Self series, Monday’s CBS This Morning featured left-wing actress Jane Fonda reciting a letter to herself in which she praised her own activism against the Vietnam war: “Your biggest strength will be that you won't shutdown and become cynical. You'll become an activist.” File footage ran of Fonda’s infamous posing on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes, as audio played of her defending the action at the time: “I didn't go to North...
  • The Completion of The HARVEST DRAWS NEAR

    12/03/2015 7:43:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-3-15 | Holy Spirit
    My compromise is Virtue for it is my power alone that controls the universe you have come to know and understand but now my virtue Is about to do a new thing so watch as I show all mankind that truly the stars and planets answer to my spirit's call and even my overseers shall begin to be seen in the natural for I AM moving the heavens and the earth as my arrival begins to show its face and my glory upon the earth shall change things in these coming days as I bring the harvest to completion just...
  • What's the Real Story About JFK's Controversial Decision to Assassinate a Revered Catholic?

    12/03/2015 6:26:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin Wandra
    Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven," a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic - in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant. Diem was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government and ultimately betrayed by the administration of the first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, which resulted in Diem's brutal murder on Nov. 2, 1963. In his new book, THE LOST MANDATE OF HEAVEN: The...
  • First In, Last Out: the story of the SEAD missions flown by the F-105 in Vietnam

    11/30/2015 10:48:16 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Dario Leone
    Here’s why Wild Weasel missions were among the most dangerous sorties flown in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War the main threat to the strike packages was the V-750 (S-75) Dvina, the first effective Soviet surface-to-air missile (SAM). Better known by the NATO designation SA-2 Guideline, the missile was developed in the mid 1950s and it was used to shoot down Gary Powers’ U-2 over the USSR in 1960 and Maj. Rudolph Anderson’s U-2 over Cuba in 1962. North Vietnam began receiving SA-2s shortly after the start of Operation Rolling Thunder and on Jul. 24, 1965, a Guideline shot down...
  • The Swedish K Gun Was Commandos’ Friend in Vietnam

    11/23/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 63 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2015 | Mike Perry
    The nine-millimeter Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun occupies a unique place in United States Special Forces history for, during the Vietnam War, it was often chosen over the then troublesome M-16 series by members looking for a reliable, controllable and reasonably accurate weapon at short ranges.
  • Vietnam buys Israeli-made air defense missile system, radar

    11/15/2015 3:59:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    TUOI TRE NEWS ^ | 10/30/2015
    Vietnam has ordered an Israeli-made air defense missile system to enhance its air defense capacity, a senior military official said on the portal of the Vietnam People's Army last week. The Air Defense and Air Force Service of Vietnam has actively carried out many projects to improve the durability and capacity of its weapons and technical equipment, Lieutenant General Le Huy Vinh, Commander of the Air Defense and Air Force Service, said in an article published on the website on October 20. According to the article on building a modern air defense and air force service to protect the national...
  • At the Bloody Dawn of the Vietnam War

    11/13/2015 8:23:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | By NEIL SHEEHAN
    A FEW weeks ago, an archivist at The New York Times discovered a small trove of photographs I’d taken 50 years ago while covering the first major clash of the Vietnam War between the American and North Vietnamese Armies. Though I had written about the battle for The Times, and later in my book “A Bright Shining Lie,” I’d completely forgotten about the photographs. Seeing them brought back a cascade of memories of one of my most extraordinary days as a young war correspondent. From Our Advertisers It was Nov. 15, 1965, in the valley of the Ia Drang in...
  • Was Al Gore being stupid with the M-16 Rifle? Was he in Vietnam with it?

    11/07/2015 5:57:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This famous photograph of Al Gore, was supposedly posted on his web site when he was running for president in 1999. It has been floating about the Internet ever since. Many use it to mock Al Gore for his weapon handling skills, or lack thereof; but the weapon handling does not look too bad to me. There is no magazine in the rifle, so it is likely unloaded, even if the selector switch is on "semi" and not on safe. The muzzle, on close examination, seems to be pointing to the left (his left) of his head. He seems...
  • Are "support the troops" and "thank you for your service" just empty phrases?

    11/04/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Since 9-11, and the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been an out-pouring, almost a hemorrhaging of support for the troops. From yellow ribbon and American flag car magnets to endless media coverage of the military; the public it seems, is in love with the troops. There are endless tributes to the military at sporting events and the term, “thank you for your service” has become as common as “Merry Christmas.” But, is the public really in love with the military? Do they really support the troops? Do they even care? Is saying thank you for...
  • It’s True! A toilet was used as an aerial bomb during the Vietnam War

    11/03/2015 11:03:14 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    As American involvement in the Vietnam War began, the A-1 Skyraider was still the medium attack aircraft in many carrier air wings, although it was planned to be replaced by the A-6A Intruder as part of the general switch to jet aircraft. Skyraiders from Constellation andTiconderoga participated in the first U.S. Navy strikes against North Vietnam on 5 August 1964 as part of Operation Pierce Arrow in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, striking against fuel depots at Vinh, with one Skyraider from Ticonderoga damaged by anti-aircraft fire, and a second from Constellation shot down, killing its pilot. In...
  • South China Sea disputes increasing demand for U.S. security presence: Pentagon chief

    11/01/2015 2:06:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 1, 2015 12:58am EDT | Yeganeh Torbati
    Disputes over territory in the South China Sea are causing countries in the region to increase their demand for an American security presence, the U.S. defense chief said on Sunday.
  • Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth

    10/30/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2015 | Conrad Black
    <p>Richard Nixon came into office in 1969 with 550,000 conscripts in Vietnam, 200 to 400 coming home dead every week, no exit strategy, and anti-war and race riots constantly erupting all over the country. There were no relations with China and no substantive discussions in progress with the Soviet Union or the principal Arab states. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated in 1968, and the routine skyjacking of civil airliners had begun. By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history with the USSR, ended school segregation while avoiding the lunacy of court-ordered busing of millions of schoolchildren around the metropolitan areas of the country for “racial balance” (i.e., chaos), started a peace process in the Middle East, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, and abolished the draft. There were no more riots, skyjackings, or high-level assassinations.</p>
  • The Soviets at Sea

    10/29/2015 10:02:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Within weeks many of you will be looking across just hundreds of feet of water at some of the most modern technology ever invented in America. Unfortunately, it is on Soviet ships. - Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, May 25, 1983, to graduating class at Annapolis . ... Almost 70 percent of the present Soviet merchant fleet has been built outside the Soviet Union. This has released Soviet shipyards and materials for Soviet naval construction. All diesel engines in Soviet ships use a technology originating outside the Soviet Union. The Soviets provided 80 percent of the supplies for the...
  • Sailing in South China Sea not provocative, U.S. says

    10/15/2015 4:12:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:28am EDT | Tim Kelly and Megha Rajagopalan
    U.S. naval vessels sailing through international waters in the South China Sea, including areas claimed by China, cannot be considered provocative, the U.S. Navy's most senior uniformed officer said on Thursday, while a Chinese newspaper called for a firm response to any "unscrupulous" U.S. behavior. China has overlapping claims with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei in the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Beijing has warned it will not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation. The United States says international law prohibits claiming...
  • Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • Company Stampede to Southeast Asia Seen on Trade Pact[TPP]

    10/07/2015 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Jake Maxwell Watts, Kathy Chu and Celine Fernandez
    Vietnam and Malaysia growth depends heavily on external trade Even before the ink is dry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, companies are laying out plans to expand in Vietnam and Malaysia, both rapidly developing Asian nations whose growth depends heavily on external trade.Manufacturers of apparel, rubber gloves and bikes are among those considering increasing production in the Southeast Asian countries to capitalize on export growth expected from the accord, which sweeps away tariffs to markets including the U.S., the worlds biggest economy.The mammoth trade agreement is seen as a game-changer for these national economies, according to an analysis by...
  • Good intentions not good solution

    10/06/2009 9:08:49 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 2, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    In the wonderfully funny movie Mom and Dad Save the World, one of the heroes admits that his people are not so bright. But what we lack in brains, he says, we make up for in ...good intentions. Gentle mocking here of the frequent appeal of the incompetent for tolerance of their mistakes: How can you blame us if our intentions are good? The trouble is that much of what's really rotten in the world is due to people who thought that their good intentions would ensure a favorable result. Maybe the best example of this: former president Jimmy Carter....
  • Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.

    I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in Chinas Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girls grandmother shouted, Stop! Youve hit a child! the BMWs driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: Dont say that I was driving the car, she said. Say it was my husband. We...
  • Russia Ready to Equip Frigates for Vietnam With Club-Class Missiles

    10/05/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    KUBINKA (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) Russia is ready to equip the Gepard-class 3.9 frigates for Vietnam with Club-class cruise missile systems, the director of Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant said Monday. "If the Vietnamese partners want to install Club missiles [on the frigates], we are ready to provide them with these weapons," Sergei Rudenko told RIA Novosti. At present, Gepard-class frigates are equipped with Russian Uran anti-ship missiles. Club missiles are designed for warships to hit both surface and ground targets. Gepard-class 3.9 frigates are an export version of Project 11661 guard vessels, built in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan. In 2011,...
  • Herhold: A Father's Three-Decade Search For His Kidnapped Son

    09/30/2015 1:17:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/26/2015 | Scott Herhold
    Late in the evening of March 17, 1981, a rickety Vietnamese river boat embarked on an ocean journey to Thailand, carrying 27 people in a desperate attempt to find a new life. A day and a half at sea, they were picked up by a Thai fishing boat, which they saw as salvation. Instead, the new vessel brought them a plague of robbery, kidnapping and starvation. When they were set back aboard their own disabled craft several days later, only 25 Vietnamese remained. Two infants -- a boy of five months, a girl of 11 months -- were kept by...
  • I have a dream (about Jane Fonda)

    09/26/2015 4:44:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    I have a dream Unpublished Work 2005 Mike Swagerty 1966-67 USMC There was a time I thought Id live forever, I was too damn tough to die But after all these years of abusing myself Im damned if I know why And its looking like my living days will soon be in my past But theres one thing, Lord, that I need from you, before I breathe my last. Ive probably asked for too much while I was taking up my space But, I need to ask for one more thing, before I leave this place. If youll...
  • Never-Seen Photos Of Boeing's 1960s Stealth Jet Concept That Predicted The Future

    09/23/2015 4:21:18 AM PDT · by taildragger · 54 replies
    FoxTrot Alpha ^ | 9/22/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    For years, all the aviation world knew about Boeings secret stealth project from the 1960s was limited to a name and a single mysterious photo. It seemed like a relic out of time, possessing many stealthy design features that wouldnt exist until decades later, and even then, only in highly classified black projects.
  • MSG Roy Benavidez Medal of Honor Ceremony

    09/20/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    US Army ^ | February 24, 1981 | US Army
    Benavidez had a total of 37 separate bullet, bayonet, and shrapnel wounds from the six hour fight with the enemy battalion. He was evacuated to the base camp, examined, and thought to be dead. He couldnt open his eyes because of the amount of blood that had dried over them. He couldnt talk, because he had been hit in the mouth with a rifle butt and his jaws were locked. As he was being placed in a body bag among the other dead, he was suddenly recognized by a friend who called for help. A doctor came and examined him...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • One veteran's forgotten photos of Vietnam (trun)

    08/30/2015 7:00:48 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 13 replies
    dailymail ^ | , 29 August 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    "These candid images show life on the front lines of the Vietnam war through the eyes of a young soldier, who rediscovered the collection decades after the conflict ended. In the images by former artillery officer Christopher Gaynor, helicopters swoop down in high-risk troop deployments, convoys rumble through the booby-trapped countryside and infantrymen make tense dawn patrols....."
  • Vietnam vet fights off bear in California

    08/16/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KGPE. - CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | Andreas Preuss
    Larry Yepez credits Marine training. A California Vietnam veteran now has bear attack scars to go along with his battle wounds. Crediting his Marine Corps training, Larry Yepez, 66, says he fought off a 250-pound bear outside his Mariposa County home last week. I could feel his strength. I felt like a little rag doll underneath him ... the bear was about 10 feet away and despite his yelling "get away," the animal continued toward him, jumped on him and knocked him down. ... I could hear the crunching ... when he bit down (on my wrist). He ripped towards...
  • Newsweek: Honoring MIA Soldiers Is Like Supporting Slavery

    08/16/2015 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    An essay published in Newsweek, The Washington Spectator and at least one other website argues that a flag honoring U.S. troops who have been captured or gone missing is actually racist and deserves to be treated with the same hostility as the Confederate flag. You know that racist flag? writes Rick Perlstein. The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? Its past time to pull it down. No, Perlstein isnt talking about the Confederate flag, but actually the POW/MIA...
  • The Story of the Other Racist Flag (Mega BARF Alert!)

    08/12/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Washington Specator.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rick Perlstein
    The Story of the Other Racist Flag As the Nixon administration prosecuted the Vietnam War, American citizens enacted a bizarre psychic reversal By Rick Perlstein Posted on August 10, 2015 in Politics You know that racist flag? The one that supposedly honors history but actually spreads a pernicious myth? And is useful only to venal right-wing politicians who wish to exploit hatred by calling it heritage? Its past time to pull it down. Oh, wait. You thought I was referring to the Confederate flag. Actually, Im talking about this.
  • The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day

    08/11/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    RRW ^ | August 9, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area. The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so. The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014. ... Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be...
  • The Spookiest story in Vietnam: The AC-47 gunship (12 PHOTOS)

    08/08/2015 6:58:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    guns.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Chris Eger
    Known variously as Puff the Magic Dragon, Dragonships or just Spooky, the AC-47 gunship, with its broadside battery of GE miniguns, was a sight to behold. In 1965 with the grunts on the ground needing as much persistent close in air support as could be spared, the Air Force went about converting a handful of World War II-era C-47 transports into lead slinging death dealers by attaching a number of General Electric GAU-2/M134 miniguns arranged to fire through the left-hand side of the plane at a target below.
  • Magic Stone 466--SAM Hunter-Killer Mission

    08/07/2015 11:43:14 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 15 replies
    By Email | Gary Barnhill
    I received this email from a fellow controller. He served on ABCCC flying on EC-130 out of Thailand.
  • Happy 225th Birthday, Coast Guard!

    08/04/2015 11:21:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | self
    Published on Aug 23, 2013 Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. "On overseas activities of the Coast Guard in World War II. Includes views of the amphibious invasions of Guadalcanal, North Africa, Anzio, Tarawa, Saipan, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Normandy, and South France. Cutters shoot down an airplane, patrol a Persian port, deliver supplies and men to Greenland, release depth charges, and sink a German boat. Coast Guardsmen place buoys in a port, load supplies on B-24 plane, load wounded Marines aboard transports off Tarawa, and rescue sailors of ships sunk by Japanese suicide planes...
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    08/02/2015 4:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    New America Media ^ | 5/21/2014 | Staff
    (VNRN) - Any new U.S. Ambassador will always attract the attention of Vietnamese everywhere, but when President Barack Obama nominated Asia pro Ted Osius, it generated a little more than the usual high interest. You see, Osius is openly gay. Regardless of whether the nominees sexual orientation was a factor, the nomination hopefully will usher in more LGBT rights in Vietnam. Certainly Osius is qualified to be ambassador. He has served as Deputy Chief of Mission before, in Indonesia from 2009 to 2012. For the past year, he has been an Associate Professor at the National War College. Osius had...
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    08/01/2015 8:47:52 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 15 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | 1AUG15 | Dan Cherry ( MG, USAF, Ret)
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    07/30/2015 9:35:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/30/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
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    05/09/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by Renfield · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4-28-2014 | Lydia Warren
    (Poster's note: I searched by title and keyword and didn't find this already on FR) A pilot from New York believes he has found the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 off the coast of Thailand after searching thousands of satellite images online. Michael Hoebel, 60, spent hours trawling through the images made available to the public on a crowd-sourcing website, TomNod.com, before coming across what he believes is the doomed plane. The recreational pilot from Tonawanda said he was shocked to discover that the aircraft, which vanished two months ago, appeared to be in one piece beneath...