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  1. Re: WWII: European Theater daily - 1944 (was Normandy Daily)

    Wrong year (according to the pic). Belgrade had been liberated in 1944.
  2. Re: Can the corrupting influence of money in politics ever be brought under control?

    Excuse me?

    I could probably live with longer terms of office. The Confederate President had a six-year term, and was ineligible for re-election).
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Npot suggesting he should have, but as of March 4th, 1861, it was his job.

    You do not seem to be familiar with the context. Over the previous year, members of John Brown's party, murderers,...
  4. Re: Can the corrupting influence of money in politics ever be brought under control?

    That appears to be a proposed act of Congress. The cabal of Congress, President, Federal judges will get to interpret that act and they will do so in such a way as to make the law meaningless....
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Lincoln had difficulty in leading his own cabinet. While his Secretary of State was privately assuring th Confederate Commissioners in Washington that Sumter was to be evacuated soon, Lincoln was...
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Well, he could have sat down with the Confederate Commissioners who were sent to Washington specifically to discuss matters with him. He could have tried to avoid a shooting war. He could have...
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    It has to do with four things.
    1. The Warehousing Act of 1846 (modeled on the British act of the same name) stipulated that an importer could deposit his merchandise in a bonded warehouse for up to...
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Found this recently and thought it might be of interest.
    In the late summer and fall of 1860, William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama undertook a speaking tour of the norther. The gist of his speeches was...
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Gotcha. I thought maybe it was a reference to the fact that the sesquicentennial of his actual death was at 7:22 this morning.
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    Re: Is Hillary A Lock?

    If Maggie Thatcher had been fortunate enough to have been born in the US, I would vote for her gladly.
    It has nothing to do with X & Y chromosomes, genitalia or looks. It has to do with governing...
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    Re: 150 years ago today - Lincoln shot

    Can 150 years be too soon?
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    Re: Tsarnaev found guilty

    I'm am not against the death penalty on philosophical grounds, especially in a case like this one, but I am willing to let it go by the boards out of mercy, to the tax payers, not the convict.
    If,...
  13. Re: WWII: European Theater daily - 1944 (was Normandy Daily)

    As an aside, Fiona Ritchie of the radio show "The Thistle and Shamrock" related a quip about accordions: "A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the accordion, and doesn't."

    For the record,...
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    Re: Is Hillary A Lock?

    This is evidence of the attitudes of the ruling class in Washington. There are two classes of people: the ruling class and the untermensch. By willfully and deliberately refusing to comply with the...
  15. Re: US to allow women in combat roles - Good idea or bad?

    Special Operations Command also facing pressure to integrate women.
    Special Operations Forces Are Worried about Adding Women



    Special operations troops doubt women can do the job

    Wonder...
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