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  • Flashback: Bernie Sanders’ war on women

    06/17/2017 12:35:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 9, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/bernie-sanders/ Bernie Sanders’ war on women Bernie Sanders wants Nike to stop doing business in Vietnam. He recently accused Nike of “exploiting low-wage workers” in Vietnam. Unfortunately, Sanders did not actually talk to any of those Vietnamese workers to get their opinion on this issue. Fortunately, a guy named Johan Norberg did talk to Vietnamese workers who work in a Nike factory. He then wrote the following: "But when I talk to a young Vietnamese woman, Tsi-Chi, at the factory, it is not the wages she is most happy about. Sure, she makes five times more than she did, she...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • President Trump to award his first Medal of Honor

    06/13/2017 12:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | CNN
    President Donald Trump will award his first Medal of Honor as president to James McCloughan of the US Army for “conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.” In a ceremony planned for July 31, McCloughan will receive the honor for actions he took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time, was serving as a private first class combat medic after being drafted. He voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms...
  • The Viet Congs were Hunted with Silent Revolvers

    06/05/2017 10:33:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/5/2017 | J Trevithick
    The guns 'special' rounds were quiet but lacked stopping power Since World War II, America's elite forces have used quiet firearms for missions where it pays to be silent. Sound suppressors—commonly referred known as silencers—remain in service today. What many don't know is that U.S. commandos once carried revolvers with special cartridges designed to muffle gunshots. In the 1960s, the AAI Corporation developed the cartridges for the U.S. Army's and Navy's rifles, pistols and shotguns. The U.S. Army Special Forces and Rangers tested the unique ammunition in Vietnam. While they offered many advantages, AAI's products failed to win any widespread...
  • Trump hails signing of trade deals worth 'billions' with Vietnam

    05/31/2017 5:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | June 1, 2017 | Reuters
    US President Donald Trump discussed trade with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a White House visit on Wednesday (May 31) and welcomed the signing of business deals worth billions of dollars and the jobs they would bring. General Electric Co said it had signed deals with Vietnam worth about US$5.58 billion for power generation, aircraft engines and services, its largest ever single combined sale with the country. "They just made a very large order in the United States - and we appreciate that - for many billions of dollars, which means jobs for the United States and great,...
  • Reminder of when Hollywood produced heroes

    05/29/2017 10:34:29 AM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    Hardly anyone thinks of "heroes" when you say "Hollywood" today. But not long ago, most of Hollywood's leading men--or those who would later go on to be stars---fought and many died in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Of course Jimmy Stewart always is among the first mentioned, flying missions in B-24s over Europe and remaining in the Air Force Reserve after the war to become a general. But did you know these stars also served in the USAAF? Charles Bronson, Gene Autry, Gene Roddenberry, Burgess Meredith, Cameron Mitchell, Kevin McCarthy, Dale Robertson, George (Superman) Reeves, Jackie Coogan (gliders), Martin...
  • US Delivers Ship to Vietnam Coast Guard

    05/29/2017 11:46:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Marine Link ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Keefe
    The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.
  • Memorial Day (Some Vietnam memories for Memorial Day)

    05/29/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by zot · 22 replies
    http://bswett.com/2016-05MemorialDay.html ^ | 29 May 2016 | Ben H. Swett, Bethany Christian Church
    The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, is inscribed with 58,307 names, including 8 women. 41 were men from my base who died in 1970, 2 in rocket attacks and 39 in air crashes. When I remember them, I remember what else we did in Vietnam, besides fighting, that never got a lot of publicity.
  • Remembering the lost platoon [Short Video]

    05/28/2017 7:55:37 PM PDT · by blueplum
    CBS Sunday Morning ^ | 28 May 2017 | Producer: Christine Weicher
    Clifford Rountree, Kenny Barker and Victor Renza were three American soldiers in Vietnam whose platoon was ambushed in May 1967. Twenty-two of their comrades were killed. John Blackstone reports on how that battle shaped the lives of the survivors, and how some of them spent the anniversary of that battle, fifty years later.
  • 50 Years Ago Today, Second Story

    05/20/2017 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 111 replies
    Self [link to first story] ^ | May 20 2017 | Chainmail
    Last Saturday, the 13th of May, I posted my article about the day I was wounded in Vietnam. hereBecause I had such wonderful responses and because a flood of memories have come back, I decide to write the next part of the story, my time in the hospitals after that pivotal day all those years ago.As I described before, I had been shot on May 13th, 1967 and underwent surgery that evening in Charlie Med, Danang Vietnam. That following morning I woke up in a Spica cast, a plaster sheath that enclosed my whole body from the top of my...
  • 50 Years ago today

    05/13/2017 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 114 replies
    Self | today | Self
    On May 13th, 1967, I was shot through my upper right thigh, shattering my femur and almost severing my leg. I celebrate this day every year because it was the day I almost died but through God’s grace, I have lived this half century more. I was a twenty-one year old Lance Corporal (E-3) in the Marines serving as an Artillery Scout (an enlisted Forward Observer) with Golf Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) about 16 kilometers Southwest of Danang, Vietnam. Our company was on a local sweep a little north of Hill 55, following the edge of the Song...
  • Senator Stolen Valor

    05/11/2017 11:09:28 PM PDT · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    DISREGARD PRIOR ARTICLE TITLED 'THE IMPEACHMENT OF SENATOR BLUMENTHAL' Last night, on CNN, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., CT) told Anderson Cooper that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, “may well produce impeachment proceedings.” Blumenthal continued: “It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court.” Senator Blumenthal is simply parroting more Democratic talking points that are full of sound and fury and which signify nothing. There was no Saturday Night Massacre II. There were no violations of the law on the President’s part. There were no dictatorial machinations. There...
  • The Impeachment of Senator Blumenthal

    05/11/2017 10:12:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Last night, on CNN, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., CT) told Anderson Cooper that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, “may well produce impeachment proceedings.” Blumenthal continued: “It may well produce another United States vs. Nixon on a subpoena that went to United States Supreme Court.” Senator Blumenthal is simply parroting more Democratic talking points that are full of sound and fury and which signify nothing. There was no Saturday Night Massacre II. There were no violations of the law on the President’s part. There were no dictatorial machinations. There was nothing except an adherence to proper procedures that...
  • Green Jungle, Black Rifle; The M16 in Vietnam

    04/22/2017 7:47:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    It is public knowledge that the tropical jungles of Vietnam turned the M16 from space-age assault rifle to unreliable junk which got good men killed. The specter of dead servicemen clutching jammed rifles looms large in the cultural consciousness. It is certainly true that the rifle’s issues in Vietnam are taken to hyperbole, even to the extent that they are thought to affect the M16/M4 family almost 50 years later. Seeking to address these deficits, it is beneficial for us to address each issue which plagued the rifle in turn, and its corresponding solution. In so doing, we shall both...
  • Trump to Attend Three Summits in Asia in November

    04/20/2017 6:34:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tempo ^ | April 21, 2017
    Jakarta - US President Donald Trump will attend three important summits in Asia this November, as a sign of firm and unwavering commitment to building strong foundation shared between US and Asian nations, Vice President Michael Pence confirmed. President Trump is planning to attend the US-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines, as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. "Our relationship without any doubt has benefited both ASEAN and America, diplomatically, economically and from the standpoint of national security," he said while visiting the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta,...
  • Learning from George McGovern and Earl Browder (Browder was head of CP-USA)

    04/11/2007 5:47:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4-11-07 | Andrew Walden,
    It would be pleasing to write about an anti-American war Senator who finally saw the light. But McGovern was not actually flip-flopping. He was consistently representing the interests of what he described in an August 25, 1978 speech on the Senate floor as, “Ho Chi Minh’s popularly-based revolution for independence in Vietnam.”
  • Trump's letter to Vietnam President seeks closer ties

    04/01/2017 2:57:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Reuters
    HANOI • United States President Donald Trump has written to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to promote more cooperation between the two countries, the Vietnamese government's official website cited Mr Quang as saying. Vietnam and the US had advanced ties to a new level under the Obama administration amid a dispute with China over South China Sea issues, while Mr Trump has also expressed his hope for a stronger relationship. Mr Trump sent a letter to Mr Quang "affirming his wishes to promote cooperation on economics, trade, regional and international issues", the Vietnamese government website said. Mr Quang made the...
  • Artist Was Forced to Eat Bugs to Survive Under Pol Pot’s Communist Regime

    03/31/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A survivor of the notorious communist Khmer Rouge torture camp revealed that he and other inmates were forced to eat insects to stave off starvation—adding that they ate their meals alongside corpses of former inmates. Vann Nath, a Cambodian artist, is one of only seven survivors of the notorious secret Khmer Rouge prison camp called S-21. Some 14,000 men, women, and children were tortured, interrogated, and executed during the far-left Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot that ruled between 1975 and 1979, according to his biography. Nath explained that he was kept alive due to his skill as an...
  • Hot Flight Attendants In Bikinis Made Vietnam Its First Female Billionaire

    03/31/2017 5:42:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/17 | DEREK HUNTER
    Airlines all have their own uniforms for flight attendants, but those uniforms were never a reason customers choose to fly a particular airline…until now. VietJet, a regional airline in Vietnam, has its young flight attendants dress in corporate colored bikinis, and that marketing gimmick has helped the company’s CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, become the country’s first self-made female billionaire. Bloomberg reports, “With the initial public offering of Vietnam’s only privately-owned airline, Thao is set to have a net worth exceeding $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making her the country’s first woman billionaire.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Ia1fLc8hw
  • President Trump Signs Vietnam War Veterans Day Act; Honor Nam Vets By Flying Flag

    03/29/2017 9:39:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/17 | Taylor
    President Trump signed in to law on Tuesday an act of Congress that honors Vietnam veterans with their own day of recognition, according to a White House statement. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and calls for the U.S. flag to be flown that day to honor those who served in Vietnam. The bill was co-sponsored by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN). The bill passed the Senate last month and cleared the House last week. The Three Soldiers Statue, part of the Vietnam Veterans...