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  • US company resumes search for missing MH370 airliner

    01/06/2018 11:06:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    US-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane. "The basis of the offer from Ocean Infinity is based on 'no cure, no fee,'" Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Saturday, meaning payment will be made only if the company finds the wreckage. "That means they are willing to search the area of 25,000 square kilometres pointed out by the expert group near the Australian waters. I don't want to give too much hope ... to the [next of kin]," he added. Ocean Infinity...
  • Son Tay Raider SGM Joe Murray Will Be Laid To Rest Today

    01/04/2018 1:18:04 PM PST · by JP1201 · 23 replies
    Special Forces Sergeant Major Joe Murray passed away on December 23 and will be laid to rest today at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC. SGM Murray spent 30 years in the service of the US Army, with the vast majority of it being as a Green Beret in the Special Forces. Murray served from 1962 – 1992 and at the time of his retirement was the School Sergeant Major for the USA JFK SWC (US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School). Murray went to Korea in 1962-63 and then to West Germany where...
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • Coffee, Tea or Bikini? VietJet Stands by Racy Calendar Amid Criticisms

    12/29/2017 1:45:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Dec 29, 2017
    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday (Dec 28) it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative South-east Asia and beyond. The annual calendar, which has gone viral online, is part of a broader marketing push by VietJet that has propelled the start-up airline's rapid growth, as it has taken market share from Vietnam Airlines. The publication of the 2018 calendar - which critics say overly sexualises the image of flight attendants and other airline staff - comes as there is a growing debate in the global...
  • China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya

    12/25/2017 10:24:12 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The (Globalist) Guardian ^ | December 25, 2017 | AFP
    The Resolution calls on Myanmar to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya.The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions.
  • Trump dines on world leaders’ dime, yet to reciprocate gesture

    12/25/2017 10:31:14 AM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 25, 2017 | 1:11pm | Mark Moore
    President Trump enthusiastically embraced the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. ‘‘Magnificent!’’ he declared at one point on the trip. But Trump has yet to reciprocate, making him the first president in almost a century to close his first year in office without welcoming a visiting counterpart to the US with similar trappings. Trump spoke dismissively of state dinners as a candidate, when he panned President Barack Obama’s decision to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping with a 2015 state visit. “‘I would not be throwing...
  • The Salvation of ‘Napalm Girl’

    12/22/2017 11:45:57 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 21 Dec 2017 | Kim Phuc Phan Thi
    ...You have probably seen my picture a thousand times. Yes, that picture. .. ... I had not been targeted. I had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time... .... Yet as I look back over a spiritual journey that has spanned more than three decades, I realize the same bombs that caused so much pain and suffering also brought me to a place of great healing. Those bombs led me to Jesus Christ... Christmas is not about the gifts we carefully wrap and place under a tree. Rather, it is about the gift of Jesus Christ, who...
  • VietJet Air launches Bangkok-Dalat route with in-flight bikini parade

    12/20/2017 9:49:44 PM PST · by Reeses · 21 replies
    Coconuts Bangkok ^ | Dec. 21, 2017 | Coconuts Bangkok
    VietJetAir surprised passengers on their first Bangkok to Dalat, Vietnam, flight on Monday with a complimentary in-flight bikini fashion show. Did that make cramming in economy seats a little bit more comfortable? The parade of model in floral bikinis was meant to promote the city of Dalat, which is known for its beautiful flower gardens. So upon launching the new route, it makes sense that VietJet Air, a company known for putting scantily-clad women on their planes, would put bikini-clad women — this time with decorative flowers — on the first plane from Bangkok to Dalat. Judging from the reaction...
  • Plumber found guilty in slaughter of San Francisco family

    12/11/2017 8:20:57 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 30 replies
    SFGate ^ | 12/11/17 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A 41-year-old San Francisco plumber who was on a losing streak at local casinos and faced eviction for not paying his rent was found guilty Monday of slaughtering a family of five inside their Ingleside neighborhood home after targeting them for robbery. On its seventh day of deliberations, the San Francisco Superior Court jury found Binh Thai Luc, an undocumented Vietnamese immigrant with a violent criminal past, guilty of five counts of murder in the massacre of the Lei family on March 23, 2012. ---------------------------- Before the killings, Luc was convicted in 1998 of committing an armed robbery at a...
  • 'His one true love': Vietnam veteran's last wish to broadcast on ham radio fulfilled

    12/06/2017 7:24:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/6/17 | Frank Abderholden
    For Vietnam veteran John Nugent, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, coming home to Newburgh, N.Y., meant some isolation, according to his son Chris, but his love of ham radio allowed him to reach out to other people throughout the world. "It was tough for him. The radio made him feel comfortable, and helped with his transition," Chris Nugent said. The veteran's call signal, WA2EQJ, came alive again Tuesday at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, where the 75-year-old Nugent got his dying wish to broadcast on ham radio one more time....
  • Vietnam Upholds Decade-Long Jail Term For Activist Blogger Mother Mushroom

    12/04/2017 10:37:42 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 24 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2017-11-30 | RFA's Vietnamese Service
    Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (C) attends her appeal trial at a court in Nha Trang, Nov. 30, 2017. A court in south central Vietnam on Thursday rejected jailed blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh’s appeal of her 10-year prison sentence for publishing politically sensitive material online, prompting condemnation from watchdogs who called the hearing a “farce” and demanded her immediate release. The People’s Court of Khanh Hoa province, in Nha Trang city, took three hours to uphold the conviction of Quynh—also known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom—who was arrested Oct. 10, 2016 while on her way to...
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • A Jersey lawyer stands up for his Vietnam War buddy Roy Moore

    12/01/2017 8:49:48 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 11.28.17 | Paul Mulshine
    (ABOVE: Am I the only one who's curious how the Washington Post uncovered so many women who made 40-year-old allegations against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore while uncovering none who made one-year-old allegations against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez?) Stop me if you've heard this one before. Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore walked into a brothel ... ... and then he walked right back out. That's the account I got from Bill Staehle, a lawyer living in Asbury Park who served in Vietnam with Moore in the early 1970s. Staehle, who is now 70, was a captain in...
  • Pigs Fly: HuffPo Publishes Almost Positive Story About Roy Moore

    11/27/2017 8:17:41 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 27, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do pigs fly? Shockingly, the extremely liberal Huffington Post on Sunday actually published a story involving Republican senate nominee Judge Roy Moore of Alabama that sounded almost positive...or at least not overtly hostile. The reason seems to be that the author, Hamilton Gregory, is a Vietnam veteran and his emphasis was on the practice of fragging during that war. Moore comes into the story mainly because he was under a fragging threat due to his insistence of enforcing discipline upon his troops, many of whom were drug abusers. The headline was "The Forgotten History Of ‘Fragging’ In Vietnam: Senate candidate Roy Moore was...
  • DEVELOPING: New Study Shows Parasite Killing Vietnam Veterans

    11/22/2017 5:43:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 92 replies ^ | November 21, 2017
    A new study by the VA is showing that a parasite from the jungles of Vietnam may be slowly killing Vietnam War veterans. The study was conducted using blood samples of the veterans. The VA issued a study this spring to look at the connection between liver flukes that were ingested through undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer.
  • VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

    11/22/2017 8:59:27 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-22-2017
    Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam a half century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent bullet — a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed. Liver flukes, parasites that infect a human when raw or undercooked fish is eaten, are being investigated as the cause of a rare bile duct cancer among veterans who served in the Vietnam War. It could take years for symptoms to show up, but when they do, the host is left with tremendous pain and given just...
  • Trump Gives Hardline Trade Speech In Vietnam: We Are Not Going To Be Taken Advantage Of Anymore

    11/10/2017 8:06:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    President Trump delivered a robust and forceful speech on international trade in an address Friday afternoon at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Trump told Asian leaders the U.S. "will not tolerate" trade abuses and lashed out at "unfair practices." Trump said he does not blame countries for "taking advantage" of the U.S. in trade deals, for that is their job, but he said it will no longer happen. He said the U.S. "did not do their job, but I will." "I do not blame China or any other country, of which there are many, for...
  • This Man Could Have Kept Vietnam From Communists, But Kennedy Admin Okayed His Assassination (TR)

    11/03/2017 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 2, 2017 | Casey Chalk
    Geoffrey ShawÂ’s account is a page-turning, sorrowful account of how the United States betrayed a man of remarkable character and political genius. On 2 November, groups of Vietnamese men, women, and children will gather for memorial services across the world to honor the death of a man largely forgotten in American historical memory. Once this man was a household name, frequently featured on the front pages of our nationÂ’s newspapers and spoken from the mouths of reporters on the nightly news. That man is Ngo Dinh Diem, president of the Republic of Vietnam (better known as South Vietnam) from 1955...
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • A Faulty Retelling of "The Vietnam War"

    10/31/2017 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Oliver North October 16, 2017 Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s...