An extraordinary and moving speech from veteran MP Tom Tugendhat, with very harsh words for President Biden on Afghanistan— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) August 18, 2021
“To see their commander in chief call into question the courage of men I fought with, is shameful.” pic.twitter.com/ZgEEHwD9MI
Friday, August 20, 2021
Despair in the Empire of Graveyards: Or Gilbert and Sullivan Come to Afghanistan, Depending on Your Perspective
Fred of Fred On Everything
and his lovely wife in Ajijic. Expatriate's galore here but I feel just
fine walking the streets of Guadalajara and making do with the little
Spanish I know and dealing with many who have little or no English.
There are many Spanish who have not married outside their class/race
that it is difficult to tell they are not Caucasians and I think most of
the time they think that I am from here also. (Though Spanish are
considered Caucasian) Very friendly and they are extremely polite in
receiving your money and counting carefully when they hand your change
back. The weather is more pleasant down here, though only 1 1/2
hours away. As Fred says it gets almost cold enough that you want heat
and almost hot enough to want A/C of which he has none. It's not cheap
though, where new car dealers abound and is about 2 1/2 times more
expensive than Vietnam.
My comments concerning the article and although both of us were there until the end, the two of us may have experienced different happenings.
1. My first contact with Fred: I asked him if he remembered the flagrant flowers along the Avenue in Phnom Penh which he did. :)
2. We knew it was lost April 1, 1975 (Personal experience) as the shredders were running 24/7.
3. Anyone could get our with an American. Evacuation.
4. The South Vietnamese were fiercely anti-Communist. (Search )
5. Can Tho fought until the end. THE SUICIDES ON APRIL 30, 1975
At 8:30 PM, 30 April 1975, his troops still kept the city of Can Tho under control. A delegation of the city people came to see him and convinced him - as he was the deputy commander - that his ARVN forces should not fight to death as they certainly would, because the people were sure that the Communists would spare nobody in Can Tho in order to win. They would not hesitate to shell Can Tho into rubble. General Le Van Hung and the commander, General Nguyen Khoa Nam, dropped their intention to fight to the last bullet. Hung then said farewell to his men, his wife and children before he killed himself by a .45 pistol. It was 8:45 PM, 30 April 1975.
6. We destroyed DAO Headquarters at TSN. The structures were wired to make them unusable as we were leaving. Shredding machines had been going 24/7 since the first of April.
Forty-six years ago in a previous comedy I was in Saigon, recently having been evacuated from Phnom Penh in an Air America—CIA—Caribou carrying, in addition to me, several ARVN junior officers and perhaps a dozen BUFEs (Big Ugly Fucking Elephants, the ceramic pachyderms much beloved of GIs). America had already embarked on its currently standard policy of forcing small countries into wars and then leaving them in the lurch. In Cambodia this led to the reign of Pol Pot, the ghastly torture operation at Toul Sleng, and a million or so dead. In the unending fight for democracy, casualties are inevitable.
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This Colorado Springs father denounces critical race theory and says that "racism in America would be dead today if not for certain people and institutions keeping it on life support"—including public education.— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) August 19, 2021
Following his testimony, the school board voted 3-2 to ban CRT. pic.twitter.com/sK1TLS69MQ
The main problem with resisting evil, in a 1942 ghetto or today, isn't even being able to defeat its emissaries. It's the concern about having to fight increasingly numerous and well-equipped agents of evil who would happily kill you, your family, your neighbors, and your whole world for resisting them. That's the stick. The carrot is that most smart evildoers claim to have limited designs against your life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As Henry Bowman figured out, the watershed is the targeted reduction of your ability to resist in the future. As people around the world are finding out, that line is hard to define.
Having a rifle is adequate until tanks roll in: by that standard, Americans are already behind the curve. Folks living in most other countries are even deeper in it, having been reduced to pre-Medieval defensive technologies. Most people just want to live their lives unmolested, so they deal with oppression the same way they deal with weather, by adapting. The result is that the mafia, under whatever form of government it picks, remains in control and suffers only a little from competition from other entities like itself. Most cultures love the concept of underdogs winning, but Robin Hoods eventually die while kings keep on ruling. Not sure what solutions exist.
Internal State Department Cable Warned Blinken of Pending Afghanistan Collapse & Joe Biden and Gen. Milley Inflated Afghan Army Numbers, Pentagon: Report
An officer with the U.S. Navy is warning of a full-blown “national security threat” if the military moves ahead with its planned universal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, in a paper obtained exclusively by Revolver News.
In a memorandum released on Monday, Biden Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced his intention to require a COVID-19 vaccination for all servicemembers by mid-September, or immediately should any COVID vaccines clear FDA approval (the vaccines are currently only authorized for emergency use). Servicemen who refuse to submit to the vaccine will potentially face court martials, prison time, and even less-than-honorable discharge from the service.
If that plan goes ahead, though, CDR J.H. Furman warns the results could conceivably be catastrophic.
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Whistleblower Reveals Bank Of America's Shocking Stance: "Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge" Also, Lowe's & Truist (BB&T)
I'm going to Lowe's and BB&T tomorrow to ask about this, as I can spend/keep my money elsewhere and I encourage others to do likewise.
"On day one, Bank of America teaches employees that the United States is a "racialized society" that "use[s] race to establish and justify systems of power, privilege, disenfranchisement, and oppression, which "give[s] privileges to white people."
Liberals are tearing our country apart. They are selling a very anti-American message in their attempt to further divide our country. Sadly big companies are jumping on these "woke" bandwagons and encouraging the madness. Investigative Reporter Christopher F. Rufo received documents from a whistleblower that show Bank of America's true colors, and it looks like it is time they change their name.
Rufo posted about it on Twitter.
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