Not to take away from this victim of war but I took part of your story and added a new twist to it. What do you think?
“When I became conscious, it was a dead base.” The college students in the room are silent as young sailor stands in front of them. It looks as though he wears light pink lipstick but that’s a lip balm to ease the pain. Up close, the scars around his mouth, neck and hands are clearly visible.
The morning Japanese pilots dropped bombs on his base called Pearl Harbor, 72 years ago, this sailor was 17. It was the first day off and he was going to Sunday school, and he and his shipmates were out on the street. “It was beautiful blue sky,” he says. “I looked at the sky, the airplane I saw, and I told my shipmates next to me, ‘Look. That plane is so pretty.’”
“I saw things dropping,” he says, referring most likely to the bombs and torpedoes, which were dropped by Japanese war planes. “Next, a very strong wind knocked me down. Then, I black out.”
With a third of his body burned, he spent the next five days drifting in and out of consciousness in a school dormitory because the hospitals were full with other wounded and he was not expected to live, repeating his name and serial number and asking for a drink of water.
A group of American citizens, horrified by the unprovoked sneak attack and bombing of a U.S. base America declared war on the Empire of Japan.
Ok I’ll stop there. You see there are two sides to every story. We wont go into the Bataan Death March, the beheadings of US service men and citizens of the Philippines, forced labor camps or the massive rape and killings committed in China by the Empire of Japan.
“Why is America still making nuclear weapons?” It’s so other peaceful nations of the world will never have to suffer the crimes committed by the Empire of Japan or Adolf Hitler’s Germany during World War Two.
I do want to add that I believe war should only be a last resort and it’s never the fix all answer. I find your articles to be very bias and anti American. I wonder why you live here if you hate America so badly. You do realize these men and woman died for your freedoms. Is this the best you can do in there honor?
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Wow.... Pinehaven has, still is, and will continue to abuse children. They need to be stop.
Well it appears that if you don’t agree with a person’s post and call them goofy because they don’t have a clue on what they are writing about you get booted because of hurt feelings. Doesn’t change a thing because you’re not contributing to a solution but just yelling at the man and blaming everyone. What a goof.
You’re so narrow minded it funny. I just looked over your past post and truly got a laugh. Its people like you that keep all from coming to a reasonable conclusion on wildlife issues. You can’t seem to come to a reasonable conclusion or offer any value to the issue so you just blame the man. How easy it is to raise your fist and shout nothing of importance that will help. How childish.
Poaching is wrong and it destroys wildlife by keeping the births rates down on a species. Poachers should be prosecuted and if you have a prosecutor that will not file the changes you need to vote him or her out of office. Doesn’t the American way make you feel proud?
P.S. Writing in CAPS doesn’t make you right or get your word out to more people. Try educating yourself about an issue before you post. Also you might want to change your profile pic. It looks like you’re about to kick a cat.
January 2013 and nothing has changed...lies,exposure and sickness till death.beyond me.
with 530 million asbestos fibers found in ONE GRAM of bark, which WILL kill alot of people but the...just imagine what is in that ONE tree!! and then the forest within a 20 mile radious from the mine site...any logging of any kind WILL expose ALL workers and again...Libby and Troy.What is wrong with you people knowing what is known today about Libby and you continue to have NO reguards for all those you are knowingly poisoning. Haven't YOU murdered enough already Mr. Forest Service...you need sued too.
I'm speaking out for some common sense; the guys who had sex with brianna certainly took advantage of her vulnerability, but i feel that Brianna was also responsible. These young people are exposed to so much media garbage about being liked , fitting in etc. this girl absolutely went with it. She didn't deserve it but neither do the guys deserve "possible life in prison". The problem here is moral decay, parental detachment ( yes, i feel this mother and stepfather are detached from the daughter. Brianna needs a lot of help, as do the young men. they all have their own involvement in this.
Air we breathe is being sold to corporate polluters. Private Equity firms have already bought 300 public utilities and nothing will stop them but we the people and the majority is still asleep! Where are those minute men and those gun rights and constitutional activists? Why aren't they raising hell about this?
u keep saying that the anomals belong to the montana people ...then why the hell is the fish and game allowing land owners to holdOUR animals on there private ranches....seems to me the animals belong to the people who have the most money to buy up the property the animals roam..on top of that some of these ranchers are getting money for damage the animals create,,HELLO!!!!! thats a crime to me that is a bigger crime than poaching...RANCHERS ,YOU CANT HAVE BOTH ,EITHER LET PEOPLE HUNT THEIR GAME ON YOUR PROPERTY OR PUSH THEM OFF ,OTHERWISE DONT ASK THE TAX PAYERS FOR MONEY WHEN THE ANIMALS DAMAGE YOUR PROPERTY
Having known Gary for well over a decade, I am certain he can explain to you the reason the "Tea Party" movement exists, the way to understand it and how to create unity between extreme factions on all sides of nearly any political hot button issue.
He's among the most unique people I've ever known in that regard. He grows flowers, gardens, built his home to be energy efficient, feeds deer in his yard, loves his dog Lea like family, raised amazing children.
Yet he is NOT a man to be trifled with in Helena. If the legislature attempts to harm Gary's district, they are screwed and some heads will roll over it. He's not a politician. He's a Montanan American. And district 99 is HIS HOME TURF.
His opponent can't say much, if any, of what I just said about herself.
"open-minded", what's wrong with a TEA Partier? You picked the wrong screen name. It should have been "pompous idiot". You don't seem very "open-minded" to us. Marbut is no TEA Partier, but I'd still vote for him even if he was, because he's a well informed Montanan who cares about ALL of the issues facing this State. I've seen him in action at our legislature and he gets things done. He knows the ropes there and he communicates well. Dudik and her husband are both hard core communists. Lord knows we don't need any more of those beasts in our legislature. I'll vote for Marbut, someone who believes in the Liberties and Freedoms Montanans deserve.
Ya know, I took a women's gun safety class from Marbut. He's extremely professional, yet approachable...a very knowledgeable guy in many topics, and will say so when he doesn't know. I don't live in his district, but maybe he's worth a shot...as long as he's NOT a Tea Partier in disguise.
All of Montana would benefit if a liberty activist like Gary Marbut got elected.
Here's a video about Gary's Organic Garden:
I'd love to see Mr. Marbut debate Ms. Dudik on the key issues important to District 99 voters. He's lived in 99 his entire life, and if I am correctly informed she has never lived in the district. If he can match or defeat her with ideas, reason and logic in a debate, the carpetbagger doesn't have a prayer.
I think opportunities for "quite recreation" as Ms. Gray calls it are abundant here in NW Montana. We are blessed with Glacier National Park, The Bob Marshall Wilderness, The Jewel Basin and many more places that motorized use are prohibited. Ms. Gray's concerns about dust are warranted, but she chose to live in the woods on a dirt road. Perhaps the County, Blacktail Mountain and the FAA can consider dust abatement options?
Speeding, littering and driving off trail are the actions of an inconsiderate/irresponsible few, but closing areas or limiting expansion because of their actions is comparable to closing Highways 93 and US 2 because someone litters, speeds or drives intoxicated. Most of us who enjoy the OHV area pick up trash, drive on established trails, and spend money in the communities of Lakeside, Somers and Kalispell. Lets see how this plan can be developed to meet the needs of all forest users and not the wishes a select few.
At what point does the term recreation become a single sided argument - The rights of the free people wanting to recreate in a legal and responsible manner on a trail system in an offroad vehicle, are equal to the righs of the people not wanting them there - however the caveat is that they must come to an amicable decision.
Putting you feet down, and stating that you are right, no matte what the other party says is childish, and will inevitably lead to dissent.
It's sad to see yet another attempt to close off the woods and keep people out. Having read the proposal, this actually seems to be a win win for everyone involved. Having more trail for OHV use will actually reduce the illegal trails. This is a proven fact. Give people a challenging trail system that is enjoyable and they will stay on the trail. Having a sustainable trail that is properly designed and maintained will control erosion and rutting. Having dedicated OHV clubs to help build maintain and assist with user education will help keep people where they should be. This plan also calls for the designation of a hiking trail. Something locals have wanted for quite some time. This is a perfect example of how the forest can be shared with all users to enjoy.
Instead of embracing this plan though, it seems as if some have instead chose to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Instead of asking how the dust issues that Leslie Gray experiences can be dealt with as part of the plan, instead the reaction is to oppose the entire plan. Opposing the entire plan does nothing... The dust will still fly, the hiking trail wont be dedicated to quiet recreation, and the illegal use that people are complaining about will likely continue to occur. Instead of looking at this plan, voicing legitimate concerns and then asking how can these concerns be addressed through this plan, instead the reaction has been to oppose the entire plan and threaten to sue.
In a time when we all should be figuring out how to get along and come together as a community, the actions being taken here by Leslie Gray and Adam Rissien is instead a very divisive. Is there really no way we can all share the forest? Is the only good option to instead sue? Would it not be better to see how this plan can address the needs of all? Is it really better to instead just have this plan address the needs of Leslie Gray and her 12 friends vs all who enjoy the forest?
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