OneVike
Since Feb 20, 1998

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Hi, welcome to my Freeper profile page. I am a born again Christian who enjoys talking religion and politics. I have always believed that it is the Christian's obligation to understand the workings of our government as well as they do the precepts of God. Jesus tells us,
"Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves" (Mark 10:16)
It is with this understanding that I approach life, I guess that is why I consider it every Christian's duty to understand the world we live in. If we pray for wisdom, God will grant us the knowledge we need to know the truth. Then we will be able to properly rule the world we live in. Unfortunately we are often times ruled by evil men who despise God. These men think they have gained the knowledge needed to rule us, but they lack the wisdom needed to use that knowledge properly. Thus they have been educated beyond their intelligence. Solomon tells us,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
So with no knowledge of the Holy One, they cannot discern what is right or wrong, what is good or bad. Our founding fathers understood the need to know the Holy One, and they gave Him credit for our independence. They wrote our Constitution with His precepts in mind. They also understood that men needed to be educated if they were going to rule themselves. Madison is quoted as telling his fellow Americans,
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
So it is with this understanding that I feel it to be incumbent upon me to share with others that which He has blessed me with. Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.

Louis Boutan – One of the first underwater photographs which required a 30 minute exposure, 1893

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Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968

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The Battle of Khe Sanh began on January 21, 1968. For the next 77 days, U.S. Marines and their South Vietnamese allies fought off an intense siege of the garrison, in one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, with U.S. and South Vietnamese attention focused on Khe Sanh, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched the Tet Offensive. President Lyndon Johnson agreed with Genral Westmoreland’s(commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command in Vietnam (MACV) argument that the base should be held at all costs, and U.S. and South Vietnamese forces launched Operation Niagara. Westermoreland had almost certainly fallen victim to the North Vietnamese diversionary tactic as the north Vietnamese built up forces in urban areas in the south and launched attacks in more than 100 cities and towns known as the Tet Offensive.

 

Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note social security number tattooed on his arm, Oregon, 1939 by Dorothea Lange.

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Behind the scenes of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe standing on the subway grate. On location in NYC, filming of Seven Year Itch, 195

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Joe DiMaggio was on the set and this scene pissed him off so much it led to their divorce.

 

John J. Wilpers Jr, a member of the Army Intelligence unit that had gone to arrest Hideki Tojo, the wartime Prime Minister of Japan, finds him slumped semiconcious after he tried to commit suicide by shooting himself through the heart, Tokyo, September 11, 1945

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Hideki Tojo was saved by US army doctors. He was later tried and convicted for war crimes and hanged in December 1948.

After Japan’s unconditional surrender in 1945, U.S. general Douglas MacArthur issued orders for the arrest of the first forty alleged war criminals, including Tōjō. Soon, Tōjō’s home in Setagaya was besieged with newsmen and photographers. Three American GIs (Corporal Paul Korol, Private First Class John Potkul, and Private First Class James Safford) and two Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) Officers (one of whom was John J. Wilpers, Jr.) were sent to serve the arrest warrant on Tojo.

Two American war correspondents, Hugh Bailey and Russell Braun, had previously interviewed Tojo and were also present when the attempt was made to serve the arrest warrant. Inside, a doctor named Suzuki had marked Tōjō’s chest with charcoal to indicate the location of his heart. When American military police surrounded the house on September 8, 1945, they heard a muffled shot from inside. Major Paul Kraus and a group of military police burst in, followed by George Jones, a reporter for The New York Times. Tōjō had shot himself in the chest with a pistol, but despite shooting directly through the mark, the bullets missed his heart and penetrated his stomach. Now disarmed and with blood gushing out of his chest, Tōjō began to talk, and two Japanese reporters recorded his murmured words: “I am very sorry it is taking me so long to die. The Greater East Asia War was justified and righteous. I am very sorry for the nation and all the races of the Greater Asiatic powers. I wait for the righteous judgment of history. I wished to commit suicide but sometimes that fails.” –

 

A newspaper vendor posing with Union soldiers reading his wares in a Union camp in Virginia during the Civil War, 1863. By Alexander Gardner

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Reunion of Gettysburg veterans, 1913

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Mrs. Robert Kennedy tries to comfort her husband as he lays mortally wounded on the floor in the kitchen at the Ambassador Hotel. June 6, 1968

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– Vietnam Veterans Against the War, circa 1970

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Native American telephone switchboard operator, Helen of Many Glacier Hotel, June 1925

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U.S. Marines emerge from muddy foxholes after a third night of fighting against of NVA 324 B division troops during the Vietnam War on Sept. 21, 1966

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Kodak moment, Atlantic City, 1912

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A young West Berlin couple peer over the Wall as the woman speaks to her mother in East Berlin, 1960s

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Newly freed POWs in Vietnam celebrate during Operation Homecoming. As their plane lifts off from Hanoi, they know they are finally free

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The Statue of Liberty as seen from Jersey City in 1973. Looks like some sci-fi dystopia

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The Bowdoin College Tug of War Team, 1891

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Customers line up outside the first McDonald’s hamburger stand which was opened in 1948 by brothers Dick and Maurice McDonald in San Bernadino, California

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Horst Faas picture of Vietnamese and US troops rest after a tense night awaiting a Viet Cong ambush near the village of Binh Gia. January 1965

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940 by Jack Delano

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A rush to retrieve gold from the bank before the Communist victory, Shanghai, China 1949

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Eduard Bloch, the Jewish physician of the Hitler family in his office c. 1938. Bloch was given special protection by the Gestapo during the Anschluss, and emigrated to the United States

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This was Hitler’s family physician growing up. This doctor did all he could while they were poor, and when Hitler’s mother had cancer. He kindly gave them discounts on medicine, and apparently didn’t charge them when they really needed it. He was supposedly quite fond of the family in general, and when the Holocaust and Nazi rise occurred, Dr Bloch and his wife were protected, and admitted to leave the country without harassment, even allowed to sell their home and a normal price. When Dr Bloch wrote to Hitler during the Anschluss, Hitler immediately responded by sending the Gestapo to make sure no harm came to the Blochs.

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Austin Rehkow, of Central Valley HS in Spokane Valley WA kicks a 67-yard field goal (yes, 67 yards!!!, maybe even 67 ¼ yards… look closely at the line of scrimmage) with 2 seconds left to tie game with Shadle Park HS at 55-55 (CV won 62-55) on October 18, 2012 at at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane WA.