Category: Great American Stories

“If I wanted America to fail”

The video says it all. Watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CZ-4gnNz0vc

Reagan,Iran,hostages and how Politifact got it wrong

The good folks over at politifact put together an analysis of one of Mitt Romneys recent statements. The short version of what Romney said goes something like this

peace through strength..[is the reason]…the Iranians released the hostages on the same day and at the same hour that Reagan was sworn in.

Politifact rated this as “pants on fire”. This type of rating would imply that it was not only a false statement, but an intentional lie.

In forming their evaluation of this statement, politifact consulted “seven scholars of the period”. Well that’s nice.

Speaking as someone who was alive during this time and old enough to be politically aware enough to recall the period with some clarity, I can say that there is a very reasonable counter argument to be made here.



Source : Politifact Post

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What one founder thought of New Yorkers

From time to time, I come across interesting comments in a book I am reading that brings home the idea that as much as things might change, it is even more amazing how much stays the same. Continue reading for what John Adams thought of New Yorkers!

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Casual mentions of the socialist agenda, by Elias Disney

I would guess that just about everyone on the planet is aware of who Walt Disney is. As the creator of the most memorable cartoon characters, animated and live action feature films and Disneyland – it is no surprise that he is known the world over. What most people do not know is that Walts father, Elias Disney was a devout socialist. Way back in the 1930s, he made an amazing observation. Read on for all the details.

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China and USA’s citizens are their greatest resource, for different reasons

I have been thinking lately about what really makes a nation great. With the recent visit of the President of China, and the popular opinion that we should try to be more like them, my thinking tended to lean more toward the differences between China and the United States. It occurred to me that the things that have made the United States great and what has recently made China great, are the same thing. Their citizens.

However, the two nations have benefited from their citizens in completely different ways. This has much bigger implications when you consider the political environments involved.

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