Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

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One of the first history books I ever read was Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker. He was America's "Ace of Aces" in World War I, flying French bi-planes (since we hadn't made...

SOS-CCCP 1992

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Among my souvenirs my children would likely toss, this pin reads "SOS" in Roman letters and the standard "CCCP" "Operativno-Spacatelnya Sluzhba". It was given to me by a private EMS group in Kharkiv, Ukraine...

Modern Nazis and Prisoner Number A26188: The Holocaust In Their Own Words

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A recommended film on several accounts, by a Polish survivor of the Nazi death camp system, Henia Bryer, a still beautiful and articulate woman who related this in 2015, then in her 80s. Just...

Ode to the Welfare State (1949)

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Printed in 1949 in the Daily News, New York, when Harry Truman was president. Commonsense logic, actually, it was so outlandish to prevailing political eyes and ears that Snopes had to confirm its genuineness in...

“You Bastard!”- In-yer-Face Lines to Remember, from Lee Marvin

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"The Professionals" was 1966 Western starring Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Jack Palance and Robert Ryan. One of the best, leading into other great films of that decade, ending with "The Wild Bunch", 1969, which also...

“First We Hang the Lawyers”

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That wasn't quite what Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, Act IV, Scene 2... "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". The debate still roils as to what the Bard meant by it, but I think Natural Law agrees with Shakespeare, that...