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Churchill crossed the River Rhine, and some German guns opened fire on his party.


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I remember seeing this before. The ole Bulldog almost got blown away.

If he had gotten any close? Some S.S. fanatic or Hitler Jugend would have picked him off!

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I do remember reading this........

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No, I had no idea Churchill did that, Tink...but I did know about the significance of crossing the Rhine in 1945, because one of my good friends in Iowa was there!

At the old folks' apt. where I resided for four years, there were many WWII veterans, and I cherished the friendship with each of them. One of my very best friends was Billy, who received a knee injury on that campaign crossing the Rhine. The old injury bothered him a great deal in Iowa, but it had not kept him from active duty in Korea! He died in spring 2016; I don't think any of the wonderful veterans I knew are still alive now...but I remember that Joe had actually fought in three wars -- WWII (Africa), Korea, and a touch of Vietnam. When I knew him in his 90's, the army still requested his guest lectures, teaching young military inductees.

Kenny was in the Navy. And from him I learned about sending unarmed sailors onto beachheads about to be invaded by American troops, to clear the way and make the beaches as safe as possible for the soldiers. Extremely dangerous, many sailors were killed on that duty. Kenny's ship had been broken up for scrap metal after the war, but I was able to find a photo of it on my computer, and I printed it off and gave it to him, a cherished memento for him.

And Hank -- he had open sores of skin cancer on his head, because of duty in the tropics, I think he was at airfields, where you never stopped for your hat; you just ran out to help the planes as quickly as ever you could.

Anyway, when I was in Iowa we always had wonderful celebrations on Veterans' Day, and I am so glad for those memories now.

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We need the Greatest Generation again... Maybe they're being born right now.

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Amen to that Sister Tink -- however Americans can be infinitely creative, I know you are already following the GameStop short squeeze, the Reddit rebellion...

And my cousin in Washington's high Okanogan ranch country just sent me something from Fox News, I did not read it but saw that they are publicizing the hazards of the extreme censorship of the Jan. 6 folks that is going on. 

Also I see progressive media, the indies I follow anyway, they are extremely concerned about the undemocratic treatment of Trump and Jan 6, a dangerous precedent, an excuse for violation of rights, for oppression that is already leading to ever more extreme censorship n persecution

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The obvious collusion between Big Tech, the MSM and the Democrats to stifle freedom of speech is indeed extremely concerning.

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Yes it is extremely concerning, Tink...intensifying even over these last few days.

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Where is the ACLU when we need them?!

Paid off by the CCP to keep quiet? :O

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We can only be guessing Tink...with Assange in Belmarsh and other authentic journalists hounded, investigative journalism is very much compromised 'chilling effect'...

I myself am looking askance at what is called Deep State, Shadow Gov, the elite corporatocracy -- with the DNC purchased and held by them lock/stock/barrel...I am guessing our worst problems are internal. Not letting the Republicans off the hook either, but RNC does appear to be somewhat less corrupted just at this moment...

As for ACLU, I lost confidence in them when they refused to declare Assange a prisoner of conscience; that just reeks political maneuvering.

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No.

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