Thursday, January 20, 2022

[Photos] Glimpses of Saigon, Dong Ha and Hue in 1967


 Time for a trip to 1967 Vietnam.

As the year winds down, many will be looking back upon 2021 and wondering where the time went. But instead of focusing on what was a pretty awful year for many, you can travel even further back — to 1967 Saigon — thanks to another album compiled by Flickr master manhhai.

These photos taken by Thomas Southall are clearly linked to the American military presence at the time, given the locations outside of Saigon, but they provide ground-level and aerial looks at Vietnam at the time. From cool cars and busy streets, we're taken over small towns and shimmering rice paddies — scenes that exist today as well, though certainly look different compared to the late 1960s.

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Inevitable Change


Change seems inevitable. Evolutions in the way things are done progress no matter how we try to ignore them. At one time, people read books as their only means of entertainment. The price of them limited that to the very wealthy. The only book that was reasonable for most families to have, that was worth the investment, was the Bible. If you can only have one book for a whole family to read, that's one I would suggest as it seems to say more to us as our journey in life presents more issues.

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Seven Minutes of Nostalgia for Boomers!

Read this book because you’ll hate it

 Via John


The Real Anthony Fauci:
Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr

A review.

Thank you to longtime reader RW for the gift of this book.


This is the book that should put Anthony Fauci in prison. Not just Fauci, but dozens, if not hundreds, of corrupt, lying, death-dealing, condescending, authoritarian high-level “experts” who have wrecked the health of potentially millions of people, experimented on children and pregnant women, killed unknown numbers, and are destroying the last remaining trust in medical systems worldwide. 

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England To Scrap Most COVID Restrictions, Boris Johnson Announces

"The government will no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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‘A Stunningly Corrupt Enterprise’: Jordan Peterson Blasts Academia, Resigns As Tenured Professor At University of Toronto

Via John

Canadian psychologist and bestselling author Jordan Peterson announced that he is no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto.

In an article for The National Post, Peterson — who recently sat down with Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro in the inaugural episode of “The Search” — pointed to the school’s obsession with “Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity,” which he abbreviated simply as “DIE.”

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Senate Blocks Biden’s Voting Agenda, Bipartisan Majority Preserves Filibuster



Biden’s failure to pass his voting agenda is just the latest in a long line of failures his administration has suffered in recent months as his approval rating in a left-of-center mainstream poll cratered to 33% last week in a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Democrat President Joe Biden’s voting agenda failed in the Senate late on Wednesday night after a bipartisan majority opposed Democrats’ extreme push to use the “nuclear option” and gut the filibuster.

“Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sinema, D-Ariz., joined all Senate Republicans in opposing the attempt to alter the Senate filibuster on party lines, resulting in a 48-52 final tally,” Fox News reported. “That vote followed a failed attempt by Democrats to advance the election bills over the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold. All Republicans opposed it.”

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The Yankee’s Lee


 ......honor transcends military, political, or rational purposes, and that whole nations have over the course of centuries preferred extinction to dishonor. As a more perceptive historian, Pierre Bourdieu, has observed of the Berber tribesmen of Algeria, “He who has lost his honor no longer exists.” Robert E. Lee confessedly lost his part of the war for Southern independence; he never, lost his honor. The same may be said of hosts of other Southern soldiers, and of the South itself.

This essay was originally published in the First Quarter 1992 issue of Southern Partisan.

A Review of: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History (UNC Press, 1991) by Alan T. Nolan

When Frank Owsley sought from among the vast number of interpretations of the cause of the war of 1861 for the principal cause, he defined it as “egocentric sectionalism.” Not slavery, not economics, not confusion about the meaning of the Constitution or the proper relationship of the states to each other and the Federal government, but pernicious pride.

In examining the language of the most vocal Northern crusaders and the most extreme of the Southern defenders in the decades prior to the war, Owsley found a “coarse and obscene” assault by abolitionists on the very integrity of Southern society and institutions. The self-styled Southern fire-eaters responded, of course, but even their “language of insult…was…urbane and restrained” in comparison to “that’ of the Abolitionists. ” Thus, he concluded, “in language of abuse and and insult was jettisoned the comity of sections. And…peace between sections as between nations is placed in jeopardy when one section fails to respect the self-respect of the people of another section.”

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Mediocrity in Power

 Via Hal

The power of government rests on ignorance of the people, and it knows this, and therefore will always resist enlightenment.

Leo Tolstoy

Every nation has its fair share of people with no useful abilities, yet harboring considerable ambition and an insurmountable craving for la dolce vita. The longing is there, but with no means for its realization. So, what are they to do? Sooner or later the mediocre find a workable solution: they go into politics.

A sufficiently high position in a government structure that doesn’t require any special abilities or talents gives a nearly assured opportunity to receive lucrative benefits, including money, respect, and influence. There is a famous saying: "Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” There is a corollary: Those who can’t teach, govern.

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