James Stockdale, then a Commander with the US Navy, was captured by communist forces after ejecting from his disabled jet over North Vietnam. To prevent his captors from using him as propaganda he cut his scalp with razors and beat his face with a stool until he was unrecognizable. During his entire 7 1/2 year captivity he never lost faith, he continued to be a leader and primary organizer of resistance among his fellow POWs. When he was captured with information that could implicate his fellow American POWs, he slit he own wrists so he couldn’t be tortured into revealing his brothers. Read more…
Many Americans may not know that throughout WWII, Korea, Vietnam and almost every military conflict, we aren’t always able to locate and identify our veterans’ remains. A promise commonly repeated in the Marines was “we never leave a Marine behind,” this slogan is commonly repeated throughout the entire U.S. military. Every man and woman who gives their life defending their country deserves a proper funeral and to be buried in the country they so loved. That is why the Department of Defense established the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office. With over 88,000 Americans missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the 1991 Gulf War they have their work cut out for them.
I stumbled on their website: http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/. Very interesting and sobering website which includes a list of those recently identified and brought home, as well as those still unidentified. I recommend everyone take a look.
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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
Congress Approval Lower Than Brit Crown During Revolution
If you grabbed ten Americans off of the street, not even 2 of them would approve of the job Congress is doing right now.