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November 12, 2004.
Justice Through Music
I just looked in the mail slot on my door and found this. Very good reading
Here's an excerpt
On the first day of the Somme in 1916, the British lost 58,000 men. That is the equivalent of U.S. Battle Deaths in the Vietnam Conflict, and half the total of American deaths in the First World War, 116,000 in about one year of involvement.
In one battle, Caparetto, the Italian Army had 275,000 soldiers captured.
At the Battle of Verdun, 32,000,000 artillery shells were launched by the Germans and French. Verdun which lasted from February through the end of 1916, led to 1,000,000 French and German casualties.
In the course of the war, 8,300,000 Combatants were killed; another 7,000,000 were maimed for life of the 20,000,000 or so that were wounded in some fashion. 8,000,000 civilians died from non-disease related causes.
The national totals are staggering:
325,000 . . . . . . . . .Turkish military killed
460,000 . . . . . . . . .Italian military killed
1,000,000 plus . . . . . British and Commonwealth military killed
1,200,000 . . . . . . . .Austro-Hungarian military killed
1,385,000 . . . . . . . .French military killed
1,700,000 . . . . . . . .Russian military killed
1,808,000 . . . . . . . .German military killed
H.L.s Take: Over 8 Million Killed. in World War 1. In the Wars that have been fought since Vietnam. far fewer people have died. Part of the reason for this is the anti-war movement deters the government from engaging in continous brutal warfare where thousands die everyday. It helped end Vietnam earlier than it would have, and has made the nation aware of what is really going on in Iraq. The work that we do makes a difference.
The second link from Deb, who herself is a vietnam era veteran, is a funny one called Fuck The South.com
I saw a story today on Bartcop.com the coolest site on the web, about Tanks being rolled out in the streets at an anti-war rally in Westwood, which is only a couple of miles from here. The story came from L.A. Indy Media Here it is.
MARINE APCs APPEAR AT ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN WESTWOOD
LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2004 - At 7:50 PM, What were first reported to be tanks and now identified as Marine APCs showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood.
The APCs circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered.
Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the APCs, but police quickly cleared the street.
The people continued to protest the presence of the Marines, but after about ten minutes they drove off. It is still unclear as to why they were deployed to this location.
Every day since the election which was just over a week ago, I am seeing new and more blatant signs of the direction this country is taking; it does not look good. So Now they are going to start sending The Marines to anti war protests? How long until people start getting killed for trying to ascert thier first amendment rights? How long before an incident that makes Kent State look tame by comparison?
L.A. Indy Media Also has stories and pictures from the anti-war march in Hollywood that I attended last Sunday. Heres one of the pics
Heres one from Joe Baegaent
"Given the near-fascist nature of U.S. governmental behavior lately, I do not think it is overstating the case to observe that we liberals seem to have become, at least to some degree, the new Jews of the rising Republican Reich."
Heres an article that says that John Kerry is still working behind the scenes to see if the vote was stolen, They say that if he finds out it was, he will unconceed, and begin to challenge the vote. He's doing this so the republicans, and the press won't jump all over him for not just falling in line with their plan
Think Kerry Is Not Involved In This Fight? Think Again. Also: Fallujah = Operation Distract From Fixed Election.
by Betsy R. Vasquez
I'd like to believe this story, but I'm not going to hold my breath that any of this will actually come to fruition.
Keith Olbermann is staying on top of this whole vote recount story. Yesterday in his blog he said that North Carolinas e-voting was so screwed up that they may have to throw the whole vote out, and have a second election day. He is also talking about Ralph Nader conducting a recount in New Hampshire, because it would only cost him a couple of thousand dollars. If they can prove the vote was not correct, they may be able to throw the entire election into doubt
Heres a couple of cool sites to check out.
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Here is another site about the war from an inbeded reporter from an alternative news source. It is not the same bullshit that is fed to us every night on the network news.
Good luck with your site, I now check it pretty regularly it's pretty cool.
Dan, Thanks for writing in, and for the links, talk to you soon. H.L.
Ok Guys thats it for Today, see you all tomorrow.
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