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Some food for thought. Think in terms of Australia and New Zealand. Shit no – it won’t happen to us. Let’s do what our country’s leaders do – shove their heads up their arse and pretend it will never happen to us. What ever happened to our happy days? Days which our children, and particularly our grandchildren will never have the great life that was the good before them .

A former Navy SEAL put it most succinctly recently in a speech. He said something to this effect. "Sleep well each night, knowing that around the world every day there are some 130 million people with their head down and their ass up, praying to find a means to kill you!"

This is all factually (and historically) correct - and verifiable.

If you even go back further...

... In 732 AD the Muslim Army which was moving on Paris was defeated and turned back at Tours, France, by Charles Martell.

…in 1571 AD the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians and Austrians as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to attack Southern Europe in the Battle of Lapanto.

...in 1683 AD the Turkish Muslim Army, attacking Eastern Europe, was finally defeated in the Battle of Vienna by German and Polish Christian Armies.

...this crap has been going on for 1,400 years and half of these damn politicians don't even know it !

…if these battles had not been won we might be speaking Arabic and Christianity could be non - existent;

Judaism certainly would be... And let us not forget that Hitler was an admirer of Islam and that the Mufti of Jerusalem was Hitler's guest in Berlin and raised Bosnian Muslim SS Divisions: the 13th and 21st Waffen SS Divisions who killed Jews, Russians, Gypsies, and any other "subhuman's".

Reflecting A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to them selves.

Pause a moment, reflect back. These events are actual events from history. They really happened!

Do you remember?

1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.

3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach, it was blown up shortly after landing by Muslim males

4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome, with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.

5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.

6. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.

7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.

8. In 1985, the Cruise Ship Achilles Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.

9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.

10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.

11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.

12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.

13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.

14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.

15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by---you guessed it was a--- Muslim male.

16. In 2013, Boston Marathon Bombing 4 Innocent people including a child killed, 264 injured by Muslim males.

No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. So, ask yourself"Just how stupid are we???"

Absolutely No Profiling!

They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old, Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males, alone lest they be guilty of profiling. Ask yourself "Just how stupid are we?"

Have the American people completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason?

Let's send this to as many people as we can so that the Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves -- if they have any such sense.

As the writer of the award winning story 'Forrest Gump' so aptly put it, 'Stupid Is As Stupid Does'.

Each opportunity that you have to send this to a friend or media outlet...

Do It! OR SIT BACK, JUST KEEP GRIPING, AND DO-NOTHING.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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FAHMY.......TRANSLISHN........ENGLISH......... .http://www.alalam.ir/news/1643494 of Turkey .. the project and the fact of belonging? Despite the many tragedies and bloodshed and destruction brought by the so-called "Arab Spring" creative chaos that deployed in the Middle East, which in turn was not stable days over history since the airfield was chosen by God to his religion and his laws, and an incubator for months and the oldest human civilizations ..
However, from the pros this called Spring, and with except overthrow some dictatorships to come and that we hope to continue to include other Arab reactionary countries, is that it revealed the many faces and unveiled the truth about some of the regulations, bringing speech "short" .. lined Friends America and France and "Israel" in the side and stop the axis of resistance and some of his supporters on the other side, while some countries have oscillated between grades and chose "norms"!
Turkey, which began outdated Alerdogana distinctive relations with the axis of resistance, especially its southern neighbor, Syria, and flourished economic, security and political relations between them, although parking Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in the row of opposition to the regime for a long time, quickly changed the compass and bared its teeth with the beginning of the crisis in Syria in 2011, aligned with the West and the Arab reactionary against the government in Syria .. and she became a conduit for those coming from Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Afghanistan and Chechnya and all the lower country for the "oppressed people" in Syria and "jihad" with all kinds of killing, slaughter and destruction and fuck and captivity!
But the fall of Mosul and other areas in the west of Iraq and the establishment of the Western alliance in order to return to the region under the pretext of the fight against "Daash" and the subsequent battles, especially in the city of "Eye Arabs" Syrian or Kobanî as he calls the Kurds, revealed the fact that the Turkish positions, and the fact that the task entrusted to party justice Turkish and development .. is it coincidence that the rise of the Brotherhood in Turkey Introduction to rally Brotherhood in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Yemen and their attempts in Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates and Jordan .. or is it some of the scenarios that have been pre-prepared for the region?
Sadly, that brings us to the logic of conspiracy theory .. But is not it strange that all these models show "Islamism" After the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979? .. As if intended to confront the Islamic renaissance project real Islamic and liberal emerging situation in the world fakes projects linked West neighborhood and Balthger and reactionary regional altogether .. it is peace guardian in Saudi Arabia and Islam, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban to Islam Morsi Aeraour new Alerdoganah succession and recently succession Aldaashah, all offering read "other" of Islam .. read its authority directly or by proxy, however, the liberal West's secular !!
So I think it is difficult to analyze the Turkish position without knowing the fact that the project, which came to the Justice and Development Party, which was published by the phenomenon called Alerdoganah relatively eclipse even within Turkey Turkish Alerdogana .. The project is based upon:
1. Provide a model of governance phenomenon motto of Islam, but the truth is secular and depth in subordination to the West .. political project civilized powered economic, security, and media, carried out by a party with its extensions in the Islamic and Arab particular scene, in order to ensure its influence in the events and the facts coming!
This model did not come from a vacuum, but is supported by an army of intellectuals "Islamists" who belong in their depth Islamic state in their experience to new readings of religious text .. readings Almistohat tools knowledge Western calls for many of them to a complete break with tradition and to give priority to the rational modernist in understanding, some even became skeptical until the origin of the sacred text!
2. emphasis on the sayings of democracy and the fight against tyranny (internal) and the theories of Western development, without any attention Bmcolat anti-dependency and foreign domination as the two sides of the same coin in our countries, on the contrary are calling for a merger with economically, politically and militarily and militarily the West, but fighting and trying desperately for it!
Therefore straining Turkey itself for acceptance by a member of the European union, a NATO member and has a different relationship with the dirtiest and worst enemy of Arabs and Muslims, any Zionist enemy!
According to the Turkish model to be used with the West to topple the regimes "dictatorship" and the establishment of an alternative rule, religiously and politically not only legitimate, it is Vgahaeh Lifton him, as happened in Iraq, Libya and Syria to be in.
3. The establishment of a state succession "Sunni" on the way alliances! I mean political and security and military alliance led Turkey politically and financially supported by Qatar and is used to organize the Muslim Brotherhood Odhiraa him, and his army battalions of terrorists from all nationalities run them from one country to another, wherever the need arises!
4. optimal use of the media and mobilization processes and packaging Islamic Street (Sunni) in the direction of this project, through:
Provide a liberal image of Islamic rule in Turkey and in his quest to solve the shapes with ethnic minorities,
Filmed as a defender of the poor and the oppressed in the world, which is touring the refugee camps and the poor from Afghanistan to Somalia,
Filming other governments facing the western Turkish sectarianism project (Syria and Iraq) is to become a hero to the people of his community, even if it oppresses millions of them in the southeast of the country!
Play with the statements of Western leaders, which always end up accepting their projects in exchange for privileges or financial security and political system in favor of a member of NATO!
Plays clash with Zionist leaders in front of the media .. lenses while Erdogan was able to cut its own relations and cooperation with the Zionist entity, which owns a majority of the Turkish Parliament!
Although qualifications owned by Turkey to manage this project from several aspects which: scientific, economic, military, security and civilization, which led to her nomination for playing this role, but that this project carries in itself the seeds of contradiction and failure time inside and around it, for many reasons, including:
1. The non-acceptance of other parties in the Muslim world (Sunni) Turkish paternity Ejreboha which for more than 400 years, which ended in many countries to cooperate with the colonial powers for the salvation of them, in what is known of the Great Arab Revolution!
2. The loss of Turkey to an Islamic scientific reference as is the case with the presence of Al-Azhar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia on the level of the tiles.
3. Some of the states within the Western alliance considers itself to have priority over Turkey's leadership in a project like this ... while other countries refuse to Turkey in terms of the affiliation of government to regulate the Brotherhood.
4. difficulty communicating with a private Muslim and Arab masses because of the difference in language.
5. The strength of the national trend in Turkey, which calls for the negligence of the Middle East and opening up to the West, according to the principle of Ataturk.
6. strength and stiffness and the spread of the axis of resistance in the target area as the basis for all of this Western project .. and the legendary steadfastness in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
7. The short rope lying and falsehood shorter .. and this year verses "The butter goes staleness ...", and perhaps what happened in the eye of the Arabs (Kobanî) removed much of what was Turkish Caliph gloss it .. Erdogan has appeared the most important ally of the US and NATO in West Asia, which includes his many military bases and stations intelligence for NATO and dozens of nuclear bombs owned by the alliance .. Yes, appeared on the reality in front of the world and the Kurds, especially in the embrace of the gangs killers on the level of "Daash" in the barbarism and shallowness and terror .. and make sure everyone that the hand of the governor of Ankara and Istanbul not clean as he claims, but stained with the blood of Iraqis and Syrians and Egyptians probably too!
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This Day in History for 26th October
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Events 1 - 100 of 179

740 - An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
1366 - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 - Mobs attack Jewish community of Kraków
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 - Lead pencils first used
1524 - Spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 - Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 - Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1662 - Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 - Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1749 - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 1774 - First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
1776 - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1787 - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1795 - The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
1810 - US annexes western Florida
1822 - King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1825 - Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1830 - Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1859 - The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
1861 - Pony Express ends
1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1864 - Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1868 - White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1869 - 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
1876 - President sends federal troops to SC
OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt EarpOK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp 1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
1886 - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
1887 - Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1896 - Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
1900 - After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1901 - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay
1905 - 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
1905 - Union of Sweden & Norway ends
1909 - Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China
1911 - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 - Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 - Huerta elected president of Mexico
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger 1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1917 - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
1918 - Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1919 - B C Hilliams musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
1919 - Elgars "Cello concerto on 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1921 - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 - Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1923 - Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 - Government-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 - Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC
1926 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1927 - Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
1930 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
1931 - Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" premieres in NYC
1933 - French government of Serraut forms
1934 - While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1939 - Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1940 - The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
1941 - 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 - US savings bonds go on sale
1942 - 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 - 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 - Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1943 - World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1947 - Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1947 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950 - 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 - Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 - Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 - South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1951 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles
1951 - Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 - Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1953 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
1954 - Trieste return to Italy.
1955 - 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
1955 - British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 - Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
1956 - UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 - USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1958 - PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1962 - JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

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Famous Birthdays
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 210

1427 - Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
1473 - Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)
1483 - Hans Buchner, composer
1491 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1609 - William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
1645 - Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1673 - Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1684 - Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
1685 - Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
1694 - Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1719 - Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1740 - Ernest Louis Muller, composer
1757 - Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
1758 - Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer
1759 - Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
1768 - Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
1789 - Joseph Mayseder, composer
1791 - Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity)
1794 - Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
1795 - Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer
1800 - Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1802 - King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
1804 - Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875
1813 - Henry Thomas Smart, composer
1818 - Stefano Golinelli, composer
1823 - Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
1824 - Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1830 - Polibo Fumagalli, composer
1830 - Stephen Elliott Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1837 - James Lawlor Kiernan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1843 - Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
1845 - Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
1849 - Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
1854 - August T C Kiehl, Dutch actor (Pearl of Zaandam)
1854 - C. W. Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1914)
1855 - Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals (Post Cereals)
1859 - Arthur Friedheim, composer
1861 - Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)
1864 - Joseph Moorat, composer
1865 - Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
1869 - Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
1871 - Hermann Lohr, composer
1871 - Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (d. 1941)
1873 - Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
1874 - Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
1875 - H[arry] B[yron] Warner, London England, actor (King of Kings)
1880 - Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
1881 - Margaret Wycherly, London England, actress (Keeper of the Flame)
1883 - Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
1883 - Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
1886 - Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
1886 - Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
1888 - E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
1888 - Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)
1894 - John S Knight, WV, publisher (Knight-Rider)
1898 - Beryl Rubinstein, composer
1900 - Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)
1900 - Karin Boye, writer
1902 - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
1902 - Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
1905 - George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
1907 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer
1907 - Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
1910 - John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (1911) 1911 - Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)
1911 - Sid Gillman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston)
1911 - Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
1912 - Don[ald] Siegel, Chicago IL, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist)
1913 - Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)
1914 - Jackie Coogan, Los Angeles California, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), (d. 1984)
1915 - Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
1915 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
1916 - Francois Mitterand, Jarnac France, President of France (1981-95)
Actor Jackie CooganActor Jackie Coogan (1914) 1917 - Felix the Cat, cartoon character
1917 - Mario Biaggi, (Rep-D-NY, 1969-90)
1919 - Edward W Brooke, 1st black senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass)
1920 - T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
1921 - George Houston, land economist
1921 - George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
1924 - Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
1925 - Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
1926 - Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
1928 - Francisco Solano López, Argentine comics artists
1929 - Georgette Amowitz, choreographer/educator
1929 - Hans Peter Haller, composer
1929 - Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
1930 - John Arden, England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
1931 - Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
1932 - Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )
1932 - Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
1933 - Suzy Parker, San Antonio Tx, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors)
1934 - Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer
1934 - Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
1936 - Bruce Belland, Chicago, singer (Tim Conway Hour)
1936 - Shelley Morrison, American actress
1937 - Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
1938 - Bernadette Lafont, Nimes France, actress (Perils of Gwendoline), (d. 2013)
1938 - Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )
1938 - Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
1939 - Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

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Famous Weddings
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Lexicographer Noah WebsterLexicographer Noah Webster (1789)1789 - Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf
1953 - Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah
1963 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas
2002 - American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas
2008 - World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico
2013 - Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths
Deaths 1 - 100 of 117

899 - Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies
1132 - Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
1235 - Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
1440 - Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
1576 - Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
1607 - Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
1608 - Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
1633 - Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596)
1640 - Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1658 - Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
1661 - Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
1671 - Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
1675 - William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
1678 - John Jenkins, composer, dies
1679 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621)
1686 - John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (b. 1623)
1693 - Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
1706 - Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
1717 - Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
1733 - Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74
1749 - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
1751 - Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
1756 - Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72
1764 - William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
1773 - Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
1803 - Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
1806 - John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
1817 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
1823 - Josef Preindl, composer, dies at 67
1848 - Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies
1858 - Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39
1864 - "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
1866 - John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
1867 - John Fawcett, composer, dies at 77
1868 - B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated
1874 - Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
1881 - Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies
1890 - Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
1896 - Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1902) 1902 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)
1903 - Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, dies at 73
1903 - Victorin de Joncieres, composer, dies at 64
1909 - Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68
1929 - Arno Holz, writer, dies at 66
1930 - Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
1931 - Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
1935 - Akos Buttykai, composer, dies at 64
1936 - Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
1937 - Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
1941 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)
1943 - Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
1944 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
1944 - William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
1945 - Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
1945 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)
1947 - Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
1952 - Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
1954 - Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
1955 - Arne Eggen, composer, dies at 74
1956 - Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
1957 - N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
1961 - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
1961 - Milan Stojadinović, Premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
1962 - Hattie McDaniel actress (Gone With the Wind), dies at 57
1962 - Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
1964 - Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
1965 - Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
1966 - Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
1968 - Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
1971 - Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
1971 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (b. 1901)
Aviator Igor SikorskyAviator Igor Sikorsky (1972) 1972 - Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83
1976 - Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57
1978 - George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies
1979 - Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies
1979 - Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated
1980 - Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
1982 - Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies
1984 - John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
1984 - Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
1984 - Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
1986 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
1989 - Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
1989 - Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
1990 - William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
1991 - Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
1992 - Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
1992 - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
1992 - Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
1993 - Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
1993 - H Hardenberg, writer, dies
1994 - Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
1994 - Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
1994 - Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
1995 - Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
1995 - Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 - Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
1996 - Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80
1996 - Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93
1996 - Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 951962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1964 - Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
1965 - Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 - Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 - US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1967 - Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1968 - 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1968 - KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 - Soyuz 3 launched
1968 - George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1971 - UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972 - Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 - Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1973 - President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1974 - Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
1975 - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
1975 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1975 - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 - Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1976 - Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 - Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
1977 - 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1978 - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 - Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
1979 - Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
1980 - 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 - 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 - St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
1981 - LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1982 - Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 - US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1983 - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1985 - -Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US
1985 - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
NHL Legend Doug HarveyNHL Legend Doug Harvey 1985 - Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
1986 - "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
1987 - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 - Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
1988 - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 - US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1992 - The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1992 - London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
1993 - NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 - NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1994 - Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
1995 - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
1996 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1997 - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 - Nichirei LPGA International
1997 - Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 - World Series: Fla Marlins beat Cleve Indians, 4 games to 3
1999 - Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
Baseball Player Derek JeterBaseball Player Derek Jeter 2000 - NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
2000 - Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
2001 - The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2002 - Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.
2003 - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
2005 - Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
2012 - 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
2012 - 41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan
2012 - China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage
2013 - St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1

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Famous Birthdays
Birthdays 101 - 200 of 210

1940 - Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1941 - Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1942 - Dietmar Polaczek, composer
1942 - John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
1942 - Bob Hoskins, British actor
1944 - Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
1944 - Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 - Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)
1945 - Jaclyn Smith, Houston, Texas, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity)
1945 - Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
1946 - Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
1946 - Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
1946 - Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
1946 - Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show)
1946 - Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
1947 - Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
1947 - Ian Ashley, British racing driver
US First Lady and Politician Hillary ClintonUS First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton (1947) 1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chicago, Illinois, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013)
1948 - Marshall Colt, New Orleans La, actor (Eric-Lottery)
1949 - Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
1950 - Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
1950 - T E Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981)
1951 - Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)
1951 - Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)
1951 - William "Bootsy" Collins, US bassist (Psychotic bump school)
1952 - Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
1953 - Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
1953 - Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
1953 - Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)
1953 - Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
1954 - D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
1954 - Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
1955 - Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento California, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)
1956 - Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
1956 - Rita Wilson, American actress
1957 - Bob Golic, American football player
1959 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
1959 - François Chau, Cambodian actor
1959 - Brian Bovell, British actor
1960 - Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
1960 - June Brigman, American comic book artist
1961 - Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
1961 - Dylan McDermott, Waterbury, Connecticut, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story)
1962 - Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)
1962 - Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1963 - Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
1963 - Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
1963 - Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
1963 - Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
1963 - Tom Cavanagh, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs)
1964 - Lawson Duncan, Asheville NC, tennis star
1964 - Vencie Glenn, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1965 - Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1965 - Ken Rutherford, cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt)
1965 - Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
1965 - Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
1965 - Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
1965 - Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
1965 - Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
1966 - Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1966 - David Miley, Milwaukee WI, Nike golfer (1992 Cleveland Open)
1966 - Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
1966 - Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
1966 - Steve Valentine, British actor
1966 - Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
1967 - Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1967 - Shelly Stokes, Sacramento California, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1967 - Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
1968 - Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1968 - Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 - Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 - Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 - Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1970 - Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner
1970 - Tom Vano, Plainfield NJ, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
1970 - Dian Bachar, American actor
1970 - Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
1971 - Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)
1971 - Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
1973 - Brian Smith, Cedar Rapids Iowa, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1973 - Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)
1973 - Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle
Actor Seth MacFarlaneActor Seth MacFarlane (1973) 1973 - Seth MacFarlane, American animator
1974 - LISA, Japanese musician
1975 - Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 - Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 - Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
1977 - Jon Heder, American actor
1978 - CM Punk, American professional wrestler
1978 - Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
1978 - Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
1978 - Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
1979 - Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
1980 - Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
1981 - Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
1981 - Sam Brown, American comedian
1982 - Adam Carroll, British racing driver
1983 - Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player

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Famous Deaths
Deaths 101 - 117 of 117

1999 - Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2002 - Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
2002 - Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (b. 1979)
2004 - Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
2005 - Keith Parkinson, fantasy artist (b. 1958)
2006 - Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
2007 - Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
2007 - Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
2007 - Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
2007 - Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
2008 - Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
2008 - Delmar Watson, American child actor (b. 1926)
2009 - Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
2009 - George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
2010 - Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
2010 - Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
2010 - Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
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This Australian knows how to describe Canadians and Canada. You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!!
DP
WHAT is TODAY
at Oct 25, 2014 6:42:31 PM
This Day in History for 26th October
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Historical Events
Events 1 - 100 of 179

740 - An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.
1366 - Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 - Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 - Mobs attack Jewish community of Kraków
1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 - Lead pencils first used
1524 - Spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 - Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 - Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1662 - Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 - Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 - Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1749 - Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 1774 - First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
1776 - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1787 - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1795 - The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
1810 - US annexes western Florida
1822 - King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1825 - Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1830 - Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 - Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1859 - The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
1861 - Pony Express ends
1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 - Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby
1864 - Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1868 - White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1869 - 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
1876 - President sends federal troops to SC
OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt EarpOK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp 1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
1886 - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
1887 - Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1896 - Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
1900 - After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1901 - 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 - Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay
1905 - 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
1905 - Union of Sweden & Norway ends
1909 - Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China
1911 - Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 - Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 - Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 - Huerta elected president of Mexico
Nurse Margaret SangerNurse Margaret Sanger 1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 - Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1917 - World War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
1918 - Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1919 - B C Hilliams musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
1919 - Elgars "Cello concerto on 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1921 - Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 - Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1923 - Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 - Government-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 - Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi" premieres in NYC
1926 - Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1927 - Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
1930 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek" premieres in Leningrad
1931 - Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra" premieres in NYC
1933 - French government of Serraut forms
1934 - While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 1939 - Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1940 - The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
1941 - 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 - US savings bonds go on sale
1942 - 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 - 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 - Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1943 - World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
1947 - Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1947 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1949 - President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1950 - 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 - Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 - Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 - South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1951 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles
1951 - Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 - Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1952 - Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1953 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 - Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
1954 - Trieste return to Italy.
1955 - 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
1955 - British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 - Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
1956 - UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 - Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 - USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1958 - PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 - AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
1961 - 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 - Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1962 - JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

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Famous Birthdays
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 210

1427 - Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
1473 - Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)
1483 - Hans Buchner, composer
1491 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1609 - William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
1645 - Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1673 - Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1684 - Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
1685 - Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
1694 - Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1719 - Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1740 - Ernest Louis Muller, composer
1757 - Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
1758 - Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer
1759 - Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
1768 - Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
1789 - Joseph Mayseder, composer
1791 - Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity)
1794 - Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
1795 - Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer
1800 - Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1802 - King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
1804 - Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875
1813 - Henry Thomas Smart, composer
1818 - Stefano Golinelli, composer
1823 - Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
1824 - Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1830 - Polibo Fumagalli, composer
1830 - Stephen Elliott Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1837 - James Lawlor Kiernan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1843 - Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
1845 - Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
1849 - Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
1854 - August T C Kiehl, Dutch actor (Pearl of Zaandam)
1854 - C. W. Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1914)
1855 - Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals (Post Cereals)
1859 - Arthur Friedheim, composer
1861 - Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)
1864 - Joseph Moorat, composer
1865 - Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
1869 - Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
1871 - Hermann Lohr, composer
1871 - Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (d. 1941)
1873 - Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
1874 - Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
1875 - H[arry] B[yron] Warner, London England, actor (King of Kings)
1880 - Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
1881 - Margaret Wycherly, London England, actress (Keeper of the Flame)
1883 - Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
1883 - Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
1886 - Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
1886 - Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
1888 - E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
1888 - Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)
1894 - John S Knight, WV, publisher (Knight-Rider)
1898 - Beryl Rubinstein, composer
1900 - Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)
1900 - Karin Boye, writer
1902 - Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
1902 - Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
1905 - George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
1907 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer
1907 - Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
1910 - John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (1911) 1911 - Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)
1911 - Sid Gillman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston)
1911 - Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
1912 - Don[ald] Siegel, Chicago IL, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist)
1913 - Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)
1914 - Jackie Coogan, Los Angeles California, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), (d. 1984)
1915 - Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
1915 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
1916 - Francois Mitterand, Jarnac France, President of France (1981-95)
Actor Jackie CooganActor Jackie Coogan (1914) 1917 - Felix the Cat, cartoon character
1917 - Mario Biaggi, (Rep-D-NY, 1969-90)
1919 - Edward W Brooke, 1st black senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass)
1920 - T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
1921 - George Houston, land economist
1921 - George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
1924 - Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
1925 - Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
1926 - Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
1928 - Francisco Solano López, Argentine comics artists
1929 - Georgette Amowitz, choreographer/educator
1929 - Hans Peter Haller, composer
1929 - Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
1930 - John Arden, England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
1931 - Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
1932 - Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )
1932 - Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
1933 - Suzy Parker, San Antonio Tx, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors)
1934 - Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer
1934 - Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
1936 - Bruce Belland, Chicago, singer (Tim Conway Hour)
1936 - Shelley Morrison, American actress
1937 - Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
1938 - Bernadette Lafont, Nimes France, actress (Perils of Gwendoline), (d. 2013)
1938 - Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )
1938 - Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
1939 - Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

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Famous Weddings
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Lexicographer Noah WebsterLexicographer Noah Webster (1789)1789 - Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf
1953 - Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah
1963 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas
2002 - American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas
2008 - World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico
2013 - Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths
Deaths 1 - 100 of 117

899 - Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies
1132 - Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
1235 - Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
1440 - Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
1576 - Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
1607 - Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
1608 - Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
1633 - Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596)
1640 - Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1658 - Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
1661 - Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
1671 - Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
1675 - William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
1678 - John Jenkins, composer, dies
1679 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621)
1686 - John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (b. 1623)
1693 - Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
1706 - Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
1717 - Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
1733 - Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74
1749 - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
1751 - Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
1756 - Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72
1764 - William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
1773 - Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
1803 - Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
1806 - John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
1817 - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
1823 - Josef Preindl, composer, dies at 67
1848 - Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies
1858 - Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39
1864 - "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
1866 - John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
1867 - John Fawcett, composer, dies at 77
1868 - B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated
1874 - Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
1881 - Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies
1890 - Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
1896 - Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady StantonWomen's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1902) 1902 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)
1903 - Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, dies at 73
1903 - Victorin de Joncieres, composer, dies at 64
1909 - Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68
1929 - Arno Holz, writer, dies at 66
1930 - Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
1931 - Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
1935 - Akos Buttykai, composer, dies at 64
1936 - Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
1937 - Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
1941 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)
1943 - Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
1944 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
1944 - William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
1945 - Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
1945 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)
1947 - Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
1952 - Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
1954 - Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
1955 - Arne Eggen, composer, dies at 74
1956 - Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
1957 - N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
1961 - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
1961 - Milan Stojadinović, Premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
1962 - Hattie McDaniel actress (Gone With the Wind), dies at 57
1962 - Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
1964 - Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
1965 - Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
1966 - Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
1968 - Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
1971 - Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
1971 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (b. 1901)
Aviator Igor SikorskyAviator Igor Sikorsky (1972) 1972 - Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83
1976 - Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57
1978 - George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies
1979 - Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies
1979 - Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated
1980 - Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
1982 - Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies
1984 - John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
1984 - Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
1984 - Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
1986 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
1989 - Andrew Roberts, cricketer (7 Tests for New Zealand 1976), dies
1989 - Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
1990 - William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
1991 - Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
1992 - Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
1992 - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
1992 - Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
1993 - Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
1993 - H Hardenberg, writer, dies
1994 - Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
1994 - Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
1994 - Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
1995 - Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
1995 - Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 - Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
1996 - Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80
1996 - Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93
1996 - Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 951962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 - Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1964 - Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
1965 - Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 - Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 - 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 - US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1967 - Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1968 - 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev 1968 - KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 - Soyuz 3 launched
1968 - George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 - WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1971 - UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972 - Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 - Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 - Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1973 - President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 - Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1974 - Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
1975 - Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
1975 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1975 - Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 - Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1976 - Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 - Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
1977 - 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1978 - Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 - Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.
1979 - Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
1980 - 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 - 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 - St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
1981 - LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1982 - Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 - US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1983 - Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies" premieres in London
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1985 - -Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US
1985 - On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
NHL Legend Doug HarveyNHL Legend Doug Harvey 1985 - Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens
1986 - "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
1987 - Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 - Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
1988 - Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 - US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1992 - The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
Businessman & T.V. Personality Donald TrumpBusinessman & T.V. Personality Donald Trump 1992 - London Ambulance Service thrown into chaos after implementation of new CAD (Computer Aided Despatch system) which failed.
1993 - NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 - NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1994 - Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
1995 - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
1996 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1997 - Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 - Nichirei LPGA International
1997 - Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 - World Series: Fla Marlins beat Cleve Indians, 4 games to 3
1999 - Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
Baseball Player Derek JeterBaseball Player Derek Jeter 2000 - NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees
2000 - Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï. Bret Hart retires.
2001 - The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2002 - Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.
2003 - The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
2005 - Chicago White Sox defeat Houston Astros 4-0 in baseball's World Series championship, MVP: Jermaine Dye, Chicago
2012 - 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
2012 - 41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan
2012 - China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao
2012 - Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage
2013 - St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1

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Famous Birthdays
Birthdays 101 - 200 of 210

1940 - Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1941 - Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1942 - Dietmar Polaczek, composer
1942 - John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
1942 - Bob Hoskins, British actor
1944 - Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
1944 - Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 - Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)
1945 - Jaclyn Smith, Houston, Texas, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity)
1945 - Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
1946 - Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
1946 - Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
1946 - Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
1946 - Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show)
1946 - Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
1947 - Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
1947 - Ian Ashley, British racing driver
US First Lady and Politician Hillary ClintonUS First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton (1947) 1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chicago, Illinois, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013)
1948 - Marshall Colt, New Orleans La, actor (Eric-Lottery)
1949 - Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
1950 - Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
1950 - T E Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981)
1951 - Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)
1951 - Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)
1951 - William "Bootsy" Collins, US bassist (Psychotic bump school)
1952 - Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
1953 - Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
1953 - Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
1953 - Lauren Tewes, Trafford Pa, actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat)
1953 - Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
1954 - D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
1954 - Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
1955 - Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento California, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)
1956 - Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
1956 - Rita Wilson, American actress
1957 - Bob Golic, American football player
1959 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
1959 - François Chau, Cambodian actor
1959 - Brian Bovell, British actor
1960 - Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
1960 - June Brigman, American comic book artist
1961 - Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
1961 - Dylan McDermott, Waterbury, Connecticut, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story)
1962 - Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)
1962 - Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1963 - Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
1963 - Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
1963 - Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
1963 - Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
1963 - Tom Cavanagh, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian actor/producer (Ed, Scrubs)
1964 - Lawson Duncan, Asheville NC, tennis star
1964 - Vencie Glenn, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1965 - Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1965 - Ken Rutherford, cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt)
1965 - Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
1965 - Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
1965 - Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
1965 - Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
1965 - Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
1966 - Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1966 - David Miley, Milwaukee WI, Nike golfer (1992 Cleveland Open)
1966 - Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
1966 - Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
1966 - Steve Valentine, British actor
1966 - Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
1967 - Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1967 - Shelly Stokes, Sacramento California, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1967 - Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
1968 - Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1968 - Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 - Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 - Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 - Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1970 - Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner
1970 - Tom Vano, Plainfield NJ, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
1970 - Dian Bachar, American actor
1970 - Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
1971 - Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)
1971 - Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
1973 - Brian Smith, Cedar Rapids Iowa, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1973 - Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)
1973 - Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle
Actor Seth MacFarlaneActor Seth MacFarlane (1973) 1973 - Seth MacFarlane, American animator
1974 - LISA, Japanese musician
1975 - Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 - Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 - Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
1977 - Jon Heder, American actor
1978 - CM Punk, American professional wrestler
1978 - Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
1978 - Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
1978 - Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
1979 - Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (d. 2002)
1980 - Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
1981 - Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
1981 - Sam Brown, American comedian
1982 - Adam Carroll, British racing driver
1983 - Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player

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1999 - Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
2002 - Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
2002 - Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (b. 1979)
2004 - Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
2005 - Keith Parkinson, fantasy artist (b. 1958)
2006 - Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
2007 - Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
2007 - Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
2007 - Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
2007 - Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
2008 - Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
2008 - Delmar Watson, American child actor (b. 1926)
2009 - Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
2009 - George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
2010 - Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
2010 - Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
2010 - Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Sgt Garry Wells U.S. Marine Corps (Served 1964-1971)
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PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE MARINE CORPS?

I needed to get out of town, so I sent in the usual postcard you receive from recruiters when I graduated high school. The Marines were the only one to come to my house so I signed up on the spot.

WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK.

I loved boot camp. The only place I got three meals a day. I needed direction and guidance and my drill instructors provided that - and more! Plt 1001, Parris Island.

On my dream sheet I requested (1) FMF Tanks Pacific, (2) FMF Tanks Atlantic (3) Tanks. I got orders to Henderson Hall, mess duty for 6 weeks, then a Security Guard. Go figure!

Nam was the Marine Corps at it's best for me. We were the bloody tip of the spear. I was a 0311 and a Squad Leader and brought most of my men home. We kicked ass and had our asses kicked, but in the end we persevered.

Back from Nam I became disillusioned with the Corps. It was not the same one that I joined. Discipline sucked, pot and acid were rampant and the officers and Sr. NCO's were chicken shit. I felt all they cared about was their next promotion.

I had PTSD, but was not diagnosed for several more years. I re-enlisted and tried to get a skill. Even I could see that a grunt in the civilian world was not going to make much of himself. I chose Heavy Equipment Mechanic. While at 2nd Engineers, after Nam, I pissed off both officers and Sr. enlisted enough to know that I was on my way to the brig. So thought it best to get out and move on. It was the best of times and the worst of times for me.

IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ACTIONS WHICH WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TO YOU AND, IF LIFE-CHANGING, IN WHAT WAY.

I arrived in Nam in Nov 66 and joined 1/3 in Feb 67. From when I arrived until Sept 67, I was involved in many combat operations, most launched from the USS Okinawa. There was even one operation that entailed a beach assault. We lost some very brave and good men in 1967.

Our unit's TAOR was all of I Corps, but we spent most of the time either close to the DMZ or the coast. Generally we were either flown in as support or a blocking force. When they were not needed on those types of operations, we were on Search and Destroy missions.

C 1/3 was like most other field units in 1967, short of men. We were so low, on one operation we could only send out three man patrols. We thought that it was suicide, but we did what we were told. On one patrol, three of my men, Bill Moran, John Moreland and a FNG, were ambushed by the local VC. The rest of our squad volunteered to go get them. I led a reinforced squad. When we got there Moreland was killed, shot through the neck, the FNG lost an eye and Moran was all alone across a large rice paddy. We laid down suppressing fire and he ran back to the squad. I thought for sure he had shit his pants, but he smiled anyway.

Sgt. Donald Pike rescued me after I was shot in the head, and he was killed 64 days later trying to reach a cutoff squad when we were on Operation Buffalo at the DMZ around Con Thien. We were there to assist in pulling dead Marines out after a company of the 9th Marines got ambushed and had to leave some bodies behind. The NVA had long range cannons zeroed in on our location. We found out what it was like to be on the receiving end and it was not fun. At the same time, Dong Ha, Gio Lin and a couple of other fixed installations were getting hit hard by the NVA Artillery.

While we were on the south side of the McNamara Line, a series of strong points, sensors and obstacles meant to detect communist forces crossing the DMZ, we saw a US jet hit by a SAM missile. This was the first time that had happened in South Vietnam. It was incredible to see the SAM fly and hit the jet. We heard later that the pilot was safe. A day later the B 52's dropped a load just north and east of us. We were yelling "kill the bastards." Pretty sure they got a few. Well at least there were no more SAM's fired for a while.

Platoon Commander Lt. Mallon was killed in Quang Tri Province on the first operation in an L shaped ambush set up by local VC and NVA. He was concerned about his men. He died making sure they were safe.

On September 2, 1967, on an operation close to the "Street Without Joy" in Thua Thien Province, George Norbut was blown in half when he stepped on a bouncing Betty mine. I was in front of him. That was the second time I was wounded. Several of us had walked over that same area a few times, but George was the unlucky one to trip it. Several wounded, Isadore Delgado had a foot blown off.

Several friends that were at my wedding and spent time at my apartment partying prior to our deployment died in 1967: George Pflasterer, Sterling Jones, Roland John. We were all in Guard Company, Henderson Hall. George was a Georgia boy, and was an all-state football player. That man could crush you when he hit you. He died from friendly fire. Sterling and Roland were both soft spoken but great guys.

In all, 13 people I cared for came home, to get their names on The Wall. Looking back, it was a waste of lives. My personal view was that McNamara, Nixon and LBJ should have been put on trial for getting people killed when they knew the war was not going to be won. Sort of like Iraq and Afghanistan today.

OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?

1) Boot camp. Awesome! Actually the best time of my life, well, until I screwed up doing something wrong, but the DI's were kind enough to help to see the error of my ways.

I actually enjoyed boot camp. Yes it was difficult, and you're under a lot of pressure, but you could feel yourself growing, mentally and physically. I was young and stupid, and proud.

2) Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia, met my beautiful future wife there. About 10 Men and Woman Marines hung around together, mainly in the EM Club or walking around Washington D.C and the National Mall because it was all free. We danced and drank every night at the Club. Since I was on mess duty, we had to get up at about 4 am, I don't know how I made it through 6 weeks of mess duty on 3 or 4 hours sleep each night. Also the Arlington National Cemetery was next to Henderson Hall and we often took long silent walks there.

3) C Company 1/3 - a great bunch of guys. Hopefully I grew up a lot by being part of this fine unit. I have many memories. While on Operation Cochise, a squad from 2nd Platoon were out trying to set up a night ambush, since we had gotten hit hard that day. They were ambushed and several Marines were killed. The next day another squad went to retrieve the bodies, they had all been shot in the head and their uniforms and gear were taken.

Back from Nam and stationed at Lejeune. Frankly, it sucked. Horrible and petty, Officers and Sr NCO's all trying their best to get promoted on the back of men that were better than they were, who served combat tours. It was the Corps at its worst in my humble opinion.

While in 6th Marines at Lejeune, we practiced a lot for breaking up riots by antiwar pukes. Still sick of that 2 step shuffle even today. I am pretty sure any Marine Corps PFC with an M-16 could break up a riot pretty darn quick, but we didn't practice for that. Too bad! Often wondered how combat tested Marines would have reacted to a bunch of left wing, draft dodging, hippies trying to stuff a flower in the barrel of our weapon.

I had a sign in the back window of my Camaro that said "Free Calley". The base did not find that amusing and ordered me to pull it out of the window. I do not agree with murder, but I do know how people get when they have seen their friends killed and can't find the bastard that did it. You want to make somebody pay. Calley had choices.

FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE CAREER WHAT PARTICULAR MEMORY STANDS OUT?

Every memory from Vietnam is seared into my skull. Guts hanging out, people blown in half, people shot in the head, limbs blown off. Join the Marines, tour the world, kill people and blow up their stuff. It was a sobering experience, being part of C Company 1/3 in 1967, but one I will never regret.

In 1965 my future wife and I were walking through Arlington Cemetery. It was raining hard and there were a lot of fresh graves. We passed a woman dressed in black, kneeling at a muddy grave site, she had her son near her and she had one red rose in her hand. That picture spoke a lot to me.

After I was released from the USS Sanctuary I was at DaNang waiting for a chopper ride back to my unit. A Major ran up to us and asked us (yes asked, not ordered) if we would mind helping with casualties. We went with him. A 6 x 6 backed up with about 20 bodies stacked on it, blood dripping off the sides and back. We were to unload them and take them to the morgue. I recall two things from that incident. The 04 and 06 were standing off to the side crying as we unloaded the dead. One of the dead was rolled off the back of the truck. I got the head part of the body. I looked down and saw that the dead Marine was young and had blonde hair and his blue eyes were staring at me. He also had a bullet hole through the center of his forehead and the top of his head was gone. I still recall his blood and brains dripping down my utilities and onto my boots.

At Henderson Hall, daily, we heard the bugles, and heard the hoof beats of the caissons being drawn up to the grave sites. There was a movie with James Caan called "Garden of Stone". Arlington Cemetery was that alright.

IF YOU RECEIVED ANY MEDALS FOR VALOR OR AWARDS FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT, PLEASE DESCRIBE HOW THESE WERE EARNED.

A couple of Purple Heart's but there were MANY Marine's that received them, so I feel the same as the others that earned them.

While in the Air Force, I was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal.

OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, QUALIFICATION BADGES OR DEVICE YOU RECEIVED, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ONE(S) MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?

Purple Hearts. I hope it showed that I was doing my duty. Plus an honorable discharge from the Corps I joined, loved it, then leaving while it was broken. I often regret being a disgruntled Marine after I got back from Nam. I was too immature to realize that stuff is like that after any war. The Corps lives forever and I was a fly speck in its history.

WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?

Drill Instructors SSgt Jachimowicz, Sgt. Smith, Cpl. York, Sgt. Sutis and Sgt. Davis.

We had two extra Hats with us because they were in training. Sgt. Sutis favorite trick was for us to stuff a handkerchief in our mouth until at least two maggots projectile vomited. Sgt. Davis was about 5 foot 3 and his favorite word was "Batshit."

After the first night at Parris Island, I looked out of the window and saw two Drill Instructors striding to the door to "receive" us. All I was thinking was, "What in the hell did I get myself into?" That statement seems to be a familiar one with all of us.

Donald Cleaver Pike - I got shot in the head assisting the recovery of a wounded Marine. Pike exposed himself to enemy fire and pulled me to safety. He was killed 64 days later.

Capt Reczeck - Company Commander in Vietnam. He was tough and cared about his men. He wanted to do the job and get his men back in one piece. He was one of the best officers I knew in the Mean Green Killing Machine. He retired as a full bird.

SSgt Charles Brown - least said the better.

Lt. Bertoff - the 2nd Lt. that replaced Lt. Mallon." While at the DMZ from July 3 - 9, 1967, he wanted us to PT in an open field because he thought we were not getting enough exercise after we built two lines of defense in preparation for more artillery and attacks from the NVA. No we did not do PT at my "request." I was sort of a hot head by then. He was a typical Butter Bar type.

Another Bertoff moment: we were attacking a ville and he wanted us to make sure we "yelled a lot" as we ran. I think we ended up yelling "F*** Bertoff." The majority of my squad had been in combat for months, all they did was shake their heads and light up a smoke.

On Operation Cochise he told me to take a reinforced Fire Team to a raised spot in the middle of a rice paddy. We were taking fire, a lot of fire and he said, "I will be right behind you." After we got there and checked for holes and blood, we looked around but he was nowhere to be seen. Seems he had decided not to join us. Then he radioed us to come back as he was calling in artillery for cover. He told us to "Go". So how many shells landed to cover us? Exactly zero. Needless to say, he is not in my top 10 of favorites as a matter of fact he is not in the top 100.

He was also sent to Lejeune after his tour was up in country. One day I got a call from him. I went to his office and he had the balls to ask me, "I didn't get a chance to take pictures, can I have a copy of yours? My reply, "I didn't either." I am sure I reinforced his dislike of me.

CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?

After Nam I was assigned to Camp Lejeune. I pissed off my Gunny and he assigned me to a SR NCO Engineer Course at Ft Belvoir, Virginia. I was an E5 so I guess I was looked on as a "Sr NCO." While there, the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. assigned there for Marines at Belvoir, decided to have an inspection to make sure the Marines were looking great compared to the Army pukes. After the inspection, he told me to go to his office.

Back in 1968, times were tough, I had a wife, a couple of kids, a car and house trailer payment, money was hard to come by.

When he came into his office he started screaming at me about a couple of pin holes in my utilities and said, "What the f*** do you do with the money the Marine Corps gave you for a clothing allowance?" There I was, ram rod straight, eyes straight ahead, heels locked together and I replied "I feed my family with it sir." I had never seen a Marine Corps Sgt. Major turn smurf blue, then crimson red. He yelled at me, "Get the f*** out of my office."

I surmised that I gave him an answer that he could not argue with. I still smile when I recall the incident. I bet he does too.

WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?

After retiring from the Air Force, I got into installing Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy and Scheduling systems. Retired on a Friday, got my Bachelors the same day. I started working for a company that did the same thing on Monday. No rest for the wicked I guess. When I started yelling at the customers, I figured it was time to retire. I really enjoyed the job but in hindsight, I was burned out.

WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?

As with many other Marines, I am associated with the VA. While I have received good treatment, both physical and mental, the government needs to do a lot more for veterans. Instead, the current administration is only interested in food stamps, give away programs, illegal aliens and Obamacare, not the veterans they send to war.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER?

Went in as a boy and hopefully came out a man. The Marine Corps provided direction and instills in each Marine, honor, integrity and duty. I have tried to continue to apply these traits in my life.

BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE MARINE CORPS?

The Marine Corps as an organization today, is at the top. They train better and fight almost as good as the Marines who were in the Nam. :)) Vietnam was a different type of war than is fought now. Anyone going in, just remember if you volunteer to offer your life for this country, be careful that your "current administration" will support you 100%. My guess is that the politicians will screw you at the end of the day anyway.

Of all the services, I believe that the Corps is, at the heart, the same Corps that has been in existence from the start. But the Army, Navy and Air Force are great organizations also.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.

It has refreshed my memory. Cemented my relationship with those I served with who are members. It also provides an avenue to continue to interact with fellow Marines.

A man is more than flesh and blood, he is one who lives forever in our minds and hearts.
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Written by an Australian Dentist

To Kill an American
You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)

'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish , Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian , or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion.. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for religious self righteous groups that they claim to speak for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous.. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.


When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!


As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan ...
The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America


Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11 , 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo , and Stalin , and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world.. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself . Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.


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Then pass it around again. It says it all, for all of us.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Solution to J & K problem lies in New Delhi
- Lt Gen NS Malik, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army. Published in Indian Defence Review.
#J_K #Jammuandkashmir

Geopolitics

J&K is an integral part of India. The only problem that can be called J&K Problem is the non- comprehension by India, its people and the government to this ultimate truth of its being the integral part of India and not distinct or separate entity in any way from the other states of India. The problem that would remain to be settled then is the need to free the areas of J&K illegally occupied by Pakistan and China. Once this fact is understood and fully comprehended by us, all else will fall in place.

J&K forms the head of the Indian sub continent, and has been the traditional trade route of Central and South Asia to the East and Tibet, generally called the ‘Silk Route’. It is bounded by more countries than any other state of India; in the North East with Tibet, and further North with Xinjiang province of China, in the North West with the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan, in the West with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and further South with Punjab of Pakistan. This geographic layout is strategically so important that no power of the world wants to remain away from the area, as it gives them access to the sensitive areas of the neighbouring countries.. Its high mountains provide strategic depth and domination over the surrounding area. For hundreds of years in the past, the Russian, Persian, Chinese, Tibetan and the British Indian empires, sought the passes of this region to dominate each other. The region rests along “the ancient axis of Asia” where South, Central and East Asia converge and, since time immemorial, has been the gateway for both India and China to Central Asia.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir consists of two parts, one that is with India and the other that is under the occupation of Pakistan and China. The part with India consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. While the Kashmir valley is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu’s numerous shrines attract tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ladakh, is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture. The illegally occupied part of J&K by Pakistan is in two parts, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (the so called Azad Kashmir by Pakistan) and Gilgit- Baltistan(GB) (earlier called the Northern Areas). China is in possession of Akshai Chin and the Shaksgam valley illegally ceded by Pakistan to China in 1963.

The “high roof of the world” , the Gilgit-Baltistan and the Ladakh region of the pre-independence state of Jammu and Kashmir is geo- strategically very important. This region lies between the high Hindu Kush and Karakoram mountain ranges to its north and the Western Himalayas to its immediate south, with the Kashmir Vale and the Jammu region further South. The strategic importance of J&K can be understood from the fact that China is spending huge sums to build infrastructure through highways connecting Tibet to Xinjiang through the Chinese occupied Akshai Chin plateau, and Xinjiang to Pakistan via the Karakorum highway through the Kunzreb pass. This highway then connects Gwadar port on the Arabian sea, giving warm water port and access to the Indian Ocean to China. Its importance can be visualized in that China trade can avoid the bottleneck of Malacca straits as also cuts down turn round to the interior provinces of China. China is now in de facto control of the GB area. It is believed to have deployed more than ten thousand troops for the purpose of developing infrastructure in the area. It is also believed that Pakistan is to lease the GB area to China for 50 years under the pretext of developing the area.

The strategic importance of J&K thus can be understood that now we face two enemies on our borders at a point where we are the weakest and have the maximum to lose, having already lost nearly 50% of the erstwhile J&K princely state through aggression by Pakistan in 1947 and then China in the 50s and 1962.Strategic importance of J&K is also to be understood from the point of view of strategic and valuable mineral deposits in the area, particularly in the GB and Ladakh area. It is surmised that GB area is rich in uranium deposits, besides great potential of hydro electric works.

It is unfortunate that the government of India took this area to be “Where not a blade of grass grows” That is where lies the problem, not understanding the Strategic Importance and correctly relating it to National Security. We have thus been so manoeuvred that we face two enemies on our most vulnerable area with the least developed infrastructure, with the result that to thwart the design of these two hyenas on our door step, we find ourselves sandwiched with extremely poor logistics backing. Today we are faced with a situation in Daulat Beg Oldie Area with Chinese having entered 19 Km into our territory and claiming it as theirs. We are face to face with disaster awaiting us as the only logistics backing with us is an airstrip at DBO with no worthwhile land route from Leh onwards. And even upto Leh we are dependent on the fair weather route via Zojila pass. The alternate route from Manali to Upsi in Ladakh is still waiting the Rohtang pass tunnel to be built

The Problem and its historic Mishandling

The problem of J&K can be summarized under the heads; J&K called ‘disputed territory’ ‘Article 370’, the ‘over dominance of Kashmir over the other areas’ and ‘Political indifference’ at the State and Centre government

Disputed Territory - UN resolution of 1948, which is cited by most adversaries of India, deals only with the aggression by Pakistan and not its accession to India. Accession is legal in every way and cannot be disputed. Similarly the so called “Two Nation Theory”, under whose umbrella Pakistan was formed, applied only to British ruled India and not the princely states, and hence a state being Muslim majority did not disqualify it from joining Indian Union. In the same context, referendum in J&K is illegal as it was not agreed by Muslim League to hold referendum in princely states but left to their rulers to accede to India or Pakistan, contiguity being a criteria for the same. Thus the only dispute that remains is the vacation of the aggression by Pakistan and the areas illegally ceded to China by Pakistan Government of India has to thus base its relations with Pakistan and China on that theme

Article 370 - This is a self imposed gridlock that gives no advantage to India internationally, or to the state internally. Internationally this shows that J&K is different and not a part of India and any country can raise the status of J&K in international fora, as very often done by Islamic countries. As for internally for the state of J&K itself, it puts it at a disadvantage in development and other fields, as private financiers are not keen to invest there due to the restrictions of ownership. Besides, psychologically its people find themselves at a disadvantage when working in other parts of India. Article 370 and the policy followed through its propagation is the most glaring example of appeasement of the national minority of Muslims and the subjugation of the state minority of Hindus. No nation can have two laws and rules for national citizenship. On the other side in the illegal POK and GB, Pakistan has been encouraging its Punjabi Wahabi elements to settle in and control the area. Its demographic profile is totally altered.

Over dominance of Kashmir - One of the myths that needs to be broken is that “Kashmir is J&K”, because it is actually only a small part of it – 7% to be exact of the J&K Princely state and about 15% of the J&K with India. Even the saying that “From Kashmir to Kanyakumari” is not correctly worded because Kashmir is not the Northernmost part of India; Ladakh is. And as per the official Indian map, Gilgit and Aksai Chin are the Northernmost parts, none of these being part of Kashmir. Even ‘Azad Kashmir’ PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) is not Kashmir. In the same way the Kashmiri Muslim is not in majority in J&K, when we take non Kashmiri Muslims in the other parts of J&K into account, from Ladakh and Jammu region. In fact Indian Army’s advance into present POK in 1948 was said to have been halted on the advice of Sheikh Abdullah to Pandit Jwaharlal Nehru that the areas beyond were not Kashmiris. And yet J&K politics is all centered round Kashmir and the Kashmiris. All Chief Ministers have been Kashmiri with bulk of the state and national funding being spent on Kashmir valley. The other two parts, Jammu and Ladakh have a grievance on that and rightly so. Ladakh has been demanding Union territory status and Jammu as separate state.

The misfortune is that in all this fight we forget the other two parts of J&K, namely POK and GB. Today they are raising their voice to ask India to liberate them and fight for their human rights that have been denied to them by Pakistan. The only symbolic gesture India makes is to keep a few vacant seats in their name in the state assembly. This is sheer tokenism and nothing more. Their demand that as the elections can not be held in POK & GB, some of them should be nominated and allowed to put across the problems of these areas, as also raise these in international fora. They also demand that their children should be given reservation in schools and institutions of higher learning in J&K as rightfully they are citizens of J&K living under the heels of Pakistan army.

The other part, Aksai Chin and the Shaksgam valley illegally occupied by China is not even considered by us in any discussion within or with the Chinese. Our thrust remains to demarcate the border in this area. The areas thus conceded is over 38,000 Sq Km in Aksai Chin and nearly 5,000 Sq Km in Shaksgam Valley.

Political Indifference at the State and Centre Government

Somehow the impression is gaining ground that the State and Centre are not very keen to bring the problem under control. It is voiced by many experts that it suits the State government, whichever party in power, to continue providing tacit and covert support to the separatists, jehadi and the Pak supported elements, and milk the centre for resources. Scapegoats are easily found to pass on the blame for non governance and inaction. Security forces and the AFSPA is easily exploited for this. No firm action is taken against the separatists, who espouse their cause freely and indulge in nefarious activities within and abroad. Terrorism and violence is treated as the right of the people to indulge in. As Pakistan is considered a party to the dispute, its political interference, terrorist acts and inciting people to violence is taken as legitimate right of Pakistan. We fail to perceive this as the first battle by Pakistan to the ultimate jehadi war in India. We have failed to assert our right to ‘hot pursuit’, to strike at training camps across the border and to block all propaganda and contacts that spread discontent. Here we are not only a ‘soft state’ but a ‘failed state’ that refuses to protect its legitimate national rights.

The historic Blunders of J&K Problem J&K has been one series of monumental blunders by Indian government. First we let Lord Mountbatten to unilaterally write to Maharaja Hari Singh for a referendum later when no such condition was desired by him, or stipulated in the ‘Accession Treaty’ We stopped the advance of Indian army to liberate POK and GB areas in 1948 and instead took the matter to the UN. The western powers were just looking for such an opportunity to have a say in the most strategic area that dominated the underbelly of China and USSR

To declare special status under a special article 370 of the constitution, thereby making J&K psychologically and physically different and separate, thus hindering its effective integration into the Indian Union

Recognition of Chinese suzerainty over Tibet in 1950 and withdrawal of our military posts from Lhasa and Yatung were to bring China on to our northern borders and open up another front to guard. But that was not the end of this flawed China policy, we indulged in daydreaming of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai and neglected our defence. Result was the shameful debacle of 1962. It has rightly been called the ‘Himalayan Blunder’ But the most shameful act was the acceptance of the ceasefire, unilaterally declared by the Chinese, and not preparing to fight back. After all nations have suffered tactical reverses, but they did not necessarily become strategic defeats. During WWII British army was down and out at Dunkirk and had to evacuate European main land, but it came back after four years to defeat the Germans. Similarly Singapur was lost in 1942, but the British Indian Army went back and defeated the Japanese. Why have we accepted the 1962 debacle as final and never even lay claim to our lost land from the aggressor. If on the Republic Day in 1963, instead of weeping over our tactical defeat and singing “Aye Mere Watan ke logo , jara aankh mein bhar lo pani’ we had roused the nation and sung Netaji Subhash Bose INA song of “Kadam kadam barhai ja, Khushi ke geet gaye ja, Yeh jindgi hai kom ki, tu Kom par mitae ja”, perhaps we would have been a different nation today

In 1965 Pakistan was emboldened after having acquired latest arms and ammunition from the USA under the Baghdad Pact (later CENTO) and seen the state of Indian army devastated by the Chinese in 1962 to take advantage of the historic opportunity and launched ‘Operation Gibraltor’ to liberate J&K and later captured some areas of Chhamb Jaurian in Jammu region. Indian Army fought back ‘ with whatever they had’ and managed to blunt the Pakistan offensive in Punjab and Jammu region. Our major achievement was in the Kashmir sector where we captured Haji Pir Pass that links Uri and Poonch. Unfortunately India gave it back to Pakistan at the Tashkent meet. The army calls it ”A War won on the battlefield but lost on the negotiating table”

1971 is a glorious chapter in the annals of Indian military history. We created history by liberating a nation and decisively defeating the Pakistan army on the battlefield, capturing 93,000 PWs. No greater victory could be asked for. Alas, we squandered the victory at Shimla where Indira Gandhi fell to the false promises of smooth talking ZA Bhutto, and the old story repeated itself. We won the war on the battlefield, but lost it on the negotiating table.

In 1974 our scientists did India proud by making the bomb and demonstrating it at Pokhran. Alas, we again fell under the threat of USA and disassembled all the infrastructure for the same, but having alerted Pakistan who went all out to acquire the bomb through any means. He succeeded in making one in 1985, while we remained without one for a much longer period. Under the threat of the bomb, Pakistan was able to put Punjab on fire and later J&K. Our much stronger armed forces now were immediately unable to react to this new kind of warfare that had surfaced in the subcontinent. Fortunately in 1998 India got a government that looked to the security of the nation first and all else later, under the leadership of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. We reasserted ourselves at Pokhran II.

Solution

Solution lies in the words and teachings of our ancient sages and Rishis. Swami Vivekananda said that “Shakti” is the power that builds the nation and without it the nation is enslaved. He asked, ‘Why is it that our country is the weakest- because ‘Shakti’ is held in dishonor here’ This he had said over a century ago, but unfortunately, it is true even today. ‘Shakti means national power to influence events in the interest of the nation. This Shakti flows out of economic strength, social harmony, people educated and dedicated to national cause, and most importantly military strength. However, the crucial element of the national ‘Shakti’ is the national leadership that is able to harness all this power and bring it to bear in national interest.

The strategic solution lies in breaking the unholy nexus between China and Pakistan by, firstly vigorously claiming POK and GB areas, supporting the population to fight the occupation forces, and by breaking the China link to the Arabian sea through Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Balochistan. The democratic voice of Pakhtoons for Pakhtoonistan encompassing areas South and East of defunct Durand line must be supported. Similarly the human rights violations, in fact genocide, of the Baloch people struggle for democracy in their province must be taken up at international arena and supported

Conclusion

As a veteran, I feel saddened when I find that the leadership pays no heed to the security of our nation. Jammu & Kashmir has been the hunting ground of both, China and Pakistan and we have treated it as a dispute and an internal law and order problem. I do not advocate war as the only solution. But with the changing dimensions of warfare ranging from nuclear, cyber, space to proxy war, we need to devise new ways and means to be one step ahead of the enemy. Pakistan has been at war with India since Oct 1947, and China since 1950 when it occupied Tibet, yet we failed to recognize the enemy and his modus operandi on both fronts. In between active war operations, they carry on proxy war with ‘thousand cuts’, supporting insurgency in J&K and the North East Mao tse Tung said that ‘Diplomacy flows out of the barrel of a gun’ In this ‘Dog eat dog’ world, it is no good making diplomatic overtures and resting on assurances on paper that are not worth the paper they are written on.

How many times Pakistan has made promises and never kept them. How the Chinese have been treating us and claiming Arunachal Pradesh and all Aksai Chin. Their intentions are clear, only we fail to see it that way, with the result that today India is widely perceived as being unable to handle external or internal challenges ranging from terrorism sponsored by Pakistan. being snubbed by Maldives, leave alone dealing with an assertive China, which has no qualms in blocking India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and undermining India’s influence in Asia The answer lies in building friendship bridges across Asia Pacific region with Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, USA and other smaller countries by extending economic and military help to them. Besides, India must not accept China intrusion into J&K or any other area passively, but must counter with well planned and calibrated Indian moves along the border into tactically and strategically sensitive areas to China at the time of our choosing. The latest intrusion into Depsang valley in Ladakh is a very clever move by China. It wants to bargain for a settlement in Aksai Chin but keep Arunachal Pradesh open. The solution does not lie in negotiating border settlement in the West alone, as that will seal the fate of Aksai Chin for ever, leaving India no bargaining power in the North East

So how long shall we keep living in fools’ paradise. Awake my countrymen, your country is threatened, both externally and internally, and unfortunately your so called democratically elected government at present is fast asleep, content in its ‘appeasement policy’ internally and externally. Unless a country is militarily strong, no one will respect you, and all the economic gains will be for someone else to enjoy. Let not history of the past seven hundred years repeat itself.

Map : Distorted Pak map: Erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir showing illegal occupation of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan by Pakistan and Shaksgam and Akshai Chin by China The map is not accurate for boundaries, particularly the alignment of the line shown to Karakorum pass, leaving Siachin glacier in Pak occupied territory.

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Source - Lt Gen NS Malik, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army. Published in Indian Defence Review.
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Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

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Sgt Garry Wells U.S. Marine Corps (Served 1964-1971)
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PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE MARINE CORPS?

I needed to get out of town, so I sent in the usual postcard you receive from recruiters when I graduated high school. The Marines were the only one to come to my house so I signed up on the spot.

WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK.

I loved boot camp. The only place I got three meals a day. I needed direction and guidance and my drill instructors provided that - and more! Plt 1001, Parris Island.

On my dream sheet I requested (1) FMF Tanks Pacific, (2) FMF Tanks Atlantic (3) Tanks. I got orders to Henderson Hall, mess duty for 6 weeks, then a Security Guard. Go figure!

Nam was the Marine Corps at it's best for me. We were the bloody tip of the spear. I was a 0311 and a Squad Leader and brought most of my men home. We kicked ass and had our asses kicked, but in the end we persevered.

Back from Nam I became disillusioned with the Corps. It was not the same one that I joined. Discipline sucked, pot and acid were rampant and the officers and Sr. NCO's were chicken shit. I felt all they cared about was their next promotion.

I had PTSD, but was not diagnosed for several more years. I re-enlisted and tried to get a skill. Even I could see that a grunt in the civilian world was not going to make much of himself. I chose Heavy Equipment Mechanic. While at 2nd Engineers, after Nam, I pissed off both officers and Sr. enlisted enough to know that I was on my way to the brig. So thought it best to get out and move on. It was the best of times and the worst of times for me.

IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ACTIONS WHICH WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TO YOU AND, IF LIFE-CHANGING, IN WHAT WAY.

I arrived in Nam in Nov 66 and joined 1/3 in Feb 67. From when I arrived until Sept 67, I was involved in many combat operations, most launched from the USS Okinawa. There was even one operation that entailed a beach assault. We lost some very brave and good men in 1967.

Our unit's TAOR was all of I Corps, but we spent most of the time either close to the DMZ or the coast. Generally we were either flown in as support or a blocking force. When they were not needed on those types of operations, we were on Search and Destroy missions.

C 1/3 was like most other field units in 1967, short of men. We were so low, on one operation we could only send out three man patrols. We thought that it was suicide, but we did what we were told. On one patrol, three of my men, Bill Moran, John Moreland and a FNG, were ambushed by the local VC. The rest of our squad volunteered to go get them. I led a reinforced squad. When we got there Moreland was killed, shot through the neck, the FNG lost an eye and Moran was all alone across a large rice paddy. We laid down suppressing fire and he ran back to the squad. I thought for sure he had shit his pants, but he smiled anyway.

Sgt. Donald Pike rescued me after I was shot in the head, and he was killed 64 days later trying to reach a cutoff squad when we were on Operation Buffalo at the DMZ around Con Thien. We were there to assist in pulling dead Marines out after a company of the 9th Marines got ambushed and had to leave some bodies behind. The NVA had long range cannons zeroed in on our location. We found out what it was like to be on the receiving end and it was not fun. At the same time, Dong Ha, Gio Lin and a couple of other fixed installations were getting hit hard by the NVA Artillery.

While we were on the south side of the McNamara Line, a series of strong points, sensors and obstacles meant to detect communist forces crossing the DMZ, we saw a US jet hit by a SAM missile. This was the first time that had happened in South Vietnam. It was incredible to see the SAM fly and hit the jet. We heard later that the pilot was safe. A day later the B 52's dropped a load just north and east of us. We were yelling "kill the bastards." Pretty sure they got a few. Well at least there were no more SAM's fired for a while.

Platoon Commander Lt. Mallon was killed in Quang Tri Province on the first operation in an L shaped ambush set up by local VC and NVA. He was concerned about his men. He died making sure they were safe.

On September 2, 1967, on an operation close to the "Street Without Joy" in Thua Thien Province, George Norbut was blown in half when he stepped on a bouncing Betty mine. I was in front of him. That was the second time I was wounded. Several of us had walked over that same area a few times, but George was the unlucky one to trip it. Several wounded, Isadore Delgado had a foot blown off.

Several friends that were at my wedding and spent time at my apartment partying prior to our deployment died in 1967: George Pflasterer, Sterling Jones, Roland John. We were all in Guard Company, Henderson Hall. George was a Georgia boy, and was an all-state football player. That man could crush you when he hit you. He died from friendly fire. Sterling and Roland were both soft spoken but great guys.

In all, 13 people I cared for came home, to get their names on The Wall. Looking back, it was a waste of lives. My personal view was that McNamara, Nixon and LBJ should have been put on trial for getting people killed when they knew the war was not going to be won. Sort of like Iraq and Afghanistan today.

OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?

1) Boot camp. Awesome! Actually the best time of my life, well, until I screwed up doing something wrong, but the DI's were kind enough to help to see the error of my ways.

I actually enjoyed boot camp. Yes it was difficult, and you're under a lot of pressure, but you could feel yourself growing, mentally and physically. I was young and stupid, and proud.

2) Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia, met my beautiful future wife there. About 10 Men and Woman Marines hung around together, mainly in the EM Club or walking around Washington D.C and the National Mall because it was all free. We danced and drank every night at the Club. Since I was on mess duty, we had to get up at about 4 am, I don't know how I made it through 6 weeks of mess duty on 3 or 4 hours sleep each night. Also the Arlington National Cemetery was next to Henderson Hall and we often took long silent walks there.

3) C Company 1/3 - a great bunch of guys. Hopefully I grew up a lot by being part of this fine unit. I have many memories. While on Operation Cochise, a squad from 2nd Platoon were out trying to set up a night ambush, since we had gotten hit hard that day. They were ambushed and several Marines were killed. The next day another squad went to retrieve the bodies, they had all been shot in the head and their uniforms and gear were taken.

Back from Nam and stationed at Lejeune. Frankly, it sucked. Horrible and petty, Officers and Sr NCO's all trying their best to get promoted on the back of men that were better than they were, who served combat tours. It was the Corps at its worst in my humble opinion.

While in 6th Marines at Lejeune, we practiced a lot for breaking up riots by antiwar pukes. Still sick of that 2 step shuffle even today. I am pretty sure any Marine Corps PFC with an M-16 could break up a riot pretty darn quick, but we didn't practice for that. Too bad! Often wondered how combat tested Marines would have reacted to a bunch of left wing, draft dodging, hippies trying to stuff a flower in the barrel of our weapon.

I had a sign in the back window of my Camaro that said "Free Calley". The base did not find that amusing and ordered me to pull it out of the window. I do not agree with murder, but I do know how people get when they have seen their friends killed and can't find the bastard that did it. You want to make somebody pay. Calley had choices.

FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE CAREER WHAT PARTICULAR MEMORY STANDS OUT?

Every memory from Vietnam is seared into my skull. Guts hanging out, people blown in half, people shot in the head, limbs blown off. Join the Marines, tour the world, kill people and blow up their stuff. It was a sobering experience, being part of C Company 1/3 in 1967, but one I will never regret.

In 1965 my future wife and I were walking through Arlington Cemetery. It was raining hard and there were a lot of fresh graves. We passed a woman dressed in black, kneeling at a muddy grave site, she had her son near her and she had one red rose in her hand. That picture spoke a lot to me.

After I was released from the USS Sanctuary I was at DaNang waiting for a chopper ride back to my unit. A Major ran up to us and asked us (yes asked, not ordered) if we would mind helping with casualties. We went with him. A 6 x 6 backed up with about 20 bodies stacked on it, blood dripping off the sides and back. We were to unload them and take them to the morgue. I recall two things from that incident. The 04 and 06 were standing off to the side crying as we unloaded the dead. One of the dead was rolled off the back of the truck. I got the head part of the body. I looked down and saw that the dead Marine was young and had blonde hair and his blue eyes were staring at me. He also had a bullet hole through the center of his forehead and the top of his head was gone. I still recall his blood and brains dripping down my utilities and onto my boots.

At Henderson Hall, daily, we heard the bugles, and heard the hoof beats of the caissons being drawn up to the grave sites. There was a movie with James Caan called "Garden of Stone". Arlington Cemetery was that alright.

IF YOU RECEIVED ANY MEDALS FOR VALOR OR AWARDS FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT, PLEASE DESCRIBE HOW THESE WERE EARNED.

A couple of Purple Heart's but there were MANY Marine's that received them, so I feel the same as the others that earned them.

While in the Air Force, I was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal.

OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, QUALIFICATION BADGES OR DEVICE YOU RECEIVED, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ONE(S) MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?

Purple Hearts. I hope it showed that I was doing my duty. Plus an honorable discharge from the Corps I joined, loved it, then leaving while it was broken. I often regret being a disgruntled Marine after I got back from Nam. I was too immature to realize that stuff is like that after any war. The Corps lives forever and I was a fly speck in its history.

WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?

Drill Instructors SSgt Jachimowicz, Sgt. Smith, Cpl. York, Sgt. Sutis and Sgt. Davis.

We had two extra Hats with us because they were in training. Sgt. Sutis favorite trick was for us to stuff a handkerchief in our mouth until at least two maggots projectile vomited. Sgt. Davis was about 5 foot 3 and his favorite word was "Batshit."

After the first night at Parris Island, I looked out of the window and saw two Drill Instructors striding to the door to "receive" us. All I was thinking was, "What in the hell did I get myself into?" That statement seems to be a familiar one with all of us.

Donald Cleaver Pike - I got shot in the head assisting the recovery of a wounded Marine. Pike exposed himself to enemy fire and pulled me to safety. He was killed 64 days later.

Capt Reczeck - Company Commander in Vietnam. He was tough and cared about his men. He wanted to do the job and get his men back in one piece. He was one of the best officers I knew in the Mean Green Killing Machine. He retired as a full bird.

SSgt Charles Brown - least said the better.

Lt. Bertoff - the 2nd Lt. that replaced Lt. Mallon." While at the DMZ from July 3 - 9, 1967, he wanted us to PT in an open field because he thought we were not getting enough exercise after we built two lines of defense in preparation for more artillery and attacks from the NVA. No we did not do PT at my "request." I was sort of a hot head by then. He was a typical Butter Bar type.

Another Bertoff moment: we were attacking a ville and he wanted us to make sure we "yelled a lot" as we ran. I think we ended up yelling "F*** Bertoff." The majority of my squad had been in combat for months, all they did was shake their heads and light up a smoke.

On Operation Cochise he told me to take a reinforced Fire Team to a raised spot in the middle of a rice paddy. We were taking fire, a lot of fire and he said, "I will be right behind you." After we got there and checked for holes and blood, we looked around but he was nowhere to be seen. Seems he had decided not to join us. Then he radioed us to come back as he was calling in artillery for cover. He told us to "Go". So how many shells landed to cover us? Exactly zero. Needless to say, he is not in my top 10 of favorites as a matter of fact he is not in the top 100.

He was also sent to Lejeune after his tour was up in country. One day I got a call from him. I went to his office and he had the balls to ask me, "I didn't get a chance to take pictures, can I have a copy of yours? My reply, "I didn't either." I am sure I reinforced his dislike of me.

CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?

After Nam I was assigned to Camp Lejeune. I pissed off my Gunny and he assigned me to a SR NCO Engineer Course at Ft Belvoir, Virginia. I was an E5 so I guess I was looked on as a "Sr NCO." While there, the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. assigned there for Marines at Belvoir, decided to have an inspection to make sure the Marines were looking great compared to the Army pukes. After the inspection, he told me to go to his office.

Back in 1968, times were tough, I had a wife, a couple of kids, a car and house trailer payment, money was hard to come by.

When he came into his office he started screaming at me about a couple of pin holes in my utilities and said, "What the f*** do you do with the money the Marine Corps gave you for a clothing allowance?" There I was, ram rod straight, eyes straight ahead, heels locked together and I replied "I feed my family with it sir." I had never seen a Marine Corps Sgt. Major turn smurf blue, then crimson red. He yelled at me, "Get the f*** out of my office."

I surmised that I gave him an answer that he could not argue with. I still smile when I recall the incident. I bet he does too.

WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?

After retiring from the Air Force, I got into installing Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy and Scheduling systems. Retired on a Friday, got my Bachelors the same day. I started working for a company that did the same thing on Monday. No rest for the wicked I guess. When I started yelling at the customers, I figured it was time to retire. I really enjoyed the job but in hindsight, I was burned out.

WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?

As with many other Marines, I am associated with the VA. While I have received good treatment, both physical and mental, the government needs to do a lot more for veterans. Instead, the current administration is only interested in food stamps, give away programs, illegal aliens and Obamacare, not the veterans they send to war.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER?

Went in as a boy and hopefully came out a man. The Marine Corps provided direction and instills in each Marine, honor, integrity and duty. I have tried to continue to apply these traits in my life.

BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE MARINE CORPS?

The Marine Corps as an organization today, is at the top. They train better and fight almost as good as the Marines who were in the Nam. :)) Vietnam was a different type of war than is fought now. Anyone going in, just remember if you volunteer to offer your life for this country, be careful that your "current administration" will support you 100%. My guess is that the politicians will screw you at the end of the day anyway.

Of all the services, I believe that the Corps is, at the heart, the same Corps that has been in existence from the start. But the Army, Navy and Air Force are great organizations also.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.

It has refreshed my memory. Cemented my relationship with those I served with who are members. It also provides an avenue to continue to interact with fellow Marines.

A man is more than flesh and blood, he is one who lives forever in our minds and hearts.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

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Sgt Garry Wells U.S. Marine Corps (Served 1964-1971)
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PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE MARINE CORPS?

I needed to get out of town, so I sent in the usual postcard you receive from recruiters when I graduated high school. The Marines were the only one to come to my house so I signed up on the spot.

WHETHER YOU WERE IN THE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS OR AS A CAREER, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE DIRECTION OR PATH YOU TOOK.

I loved boot camp. The only place I got three meals a day. I needed direction and guidance and my drill instructors provided that - and more! Plt 1001, Parris Island.

On my dream sheet I requested (1) FMF Tanks Pacific, (2) FMF Tanks Atlantic (3) Tanks. I got orders to Henderson Hall, mess duty for 6 weeks, then a Security Guard. Go figure!

Nam was the Marine Corps at it's best for me. We were the bloody tip of the spear. I was a 0311 and a Squad Leader and brought most of my men home. We kicked ass and had our asses kicked, but in the end we persevered.

Back from Nam I became disillusioned with the Corps. It was not the same one that I joined. Discipline sucked, pot and acid were rampant and the officers and Sr. NCO's were chicken shit. I felt all they cared about was their next promotion.

I had PTSD, but was not diagnosed for several more years. I re-enlisted and tried to get a skill. Even I could see that a grunt in the civilian world was not going to make much of himself. I chose Heavy Equipment Mechanic. While at 2nd Engineers, after Nam, I pissed off both officers and Sr. enlisted enough to know that I was on my way to the brig. So thought it best to get out and move on. It was the best of times and the worst of times for me.

IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ACTIONS WHICH WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TO YOU AND, IF LIFE-CHANGING, IN WHAT WAY.

I arrived in Nam in Nov 66 and joined 1/3 in Feb 67. From when I arrived until Sept 67, I was involved in many combat operations, most launched from the USS Okinawa. There was even one operation that entailed a beach assault. We lost some very brave and good men in 1967.

Our unit's TAOR was all of I Corps, but we spent most of the time either close to the DMZ or the coast. Generally we were either flown in as support or a blocking force. When they were not needed on those types of operations, we were on Search and Destroy missions.

C 1/3 was like most other field units in 1967, short of men. We were so low, on one operation we could only send out three man patrols. We thought that it was suicide, but we did what we were told. On one patrol, three of my men, Bill Moran, John Moreland and a FNG, were ambushed by the local VC. The rest of our squad volunteered to go get them. I led a reinforced squad. When we got there Moreland was killed, shot through the neck, the FNG lost an eye and Moran was all alone across a large rice paddy. We laid down suppressing fire and he ran back to the squad. I thought for sure he had shit his pants, but he smiled anyway.

Sgt. Donald Pike rescued me after I was shot in the head, and he was killed 64 days later trying to reach a cutoff squad when we were on Operation Buffalo at the DMZ around Con Thien. We were there to assist in pulling dead Marines out after a company of the 9th Marines got ambushed and had to leave some bodies behind. The NVA had long range cannons zeroed in on our location. We found out what it was like to be on the receiving end and it was not fun. At the same time, Dong Ha, Gio Lin and a couple of other fixed installations were getting hit hard by the NVA Artillery.

While we were on the south side of the McNamara Line, a series of strong points, sensors and obstacles meant to detect communist forces crossing the DMZ, we saw a US jet hit by a SAM missile. This was the first time that had happened in South Vietnam. It was incredible to see the SAM fly and hit the jet. We heard later that the pilot was safe. A day later the B 52's dropped a load just north and east of us. We were yelling "kill the bastards." Pretty sure they got a few. Well at least there were no more SAM's fired for a while.

Platoon Commander Lt. Mallon was killed in Quang Tri Province on the first operation in an L shaped ambush set up by local VC and NVA. He was concerned about his men. He died making sure they were safe.

On September 2, 1967, on an operation close to the "Street Without Joy" in Thua Thien Province, George Norbut was blown in half when he stepped on a bouncing Betty mine. I was in front of him. That was the second time I was wounded. Several of us had walked over that same area a few times, but George was the unlucky one to trip it. Several wounded, Isadore Delgado had a foot blown off.

Several friends that were at my wedding and spent time at my apartment partying prior to our deployment died in 1967: George Pflasterer, Sterling Jones, Roland John. We were all in Guard Company, Henderson Hall. George was a Georgia boy, and was an all-state football player. That man could crush you when he hit you. He died from friendly fire. Sterling and Roland were both soft spoken but great guys.

In all, 13 people I cared for came home, to get their names on The Wall. Looking back, it was a waste of lives. My personal view was that McNamara, Nixon and LBJ should have been put on trial for getting people killed when they knew the war was not going to be won. Sort of like Iraq and Afghanistan today.

OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?

1) Boot camp. Awesome! Actually the best time of my life, well, until I screwed up doing something wrong, but the DI's were kind enough to help to see the error of my ways.

I actually enjoyed boot camp. Yes it was difficult, and you're under a lot of pressure, but you could feel yourself growing, mentally and physically. I was young and stupid, and proud.

2) Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia, met my beautiful future wife there. About 10 Men and Woman Marines hung around together, mainly in the EM Club or walking around Washington D.C and the National Mall because it was all free. We danced and drank every night at the Club. Since I was on mess duty, we had to get up at about 4 am, I don't know how I made it through 6 weeks of mess duty on 3 or 4 hours sleep each night. Also the Arlington National Cemetery was next to Henderson Hall and we often took long silent walks there.

3) C Company 1/3 - a great bunch of guys. Hopefully I grew up a lot by being part of this fine unit. I have many memories. While on Operation Cochise, a squad from 2nd Platoon were out trying to set up a night ambush, since we had gotten hit hard that day. They were ambushed and several Marines were killed. The next day another squad went to retrieve the bodies, they had all been shot in the head and their uniforms and gear were taken.

Back from Nam and stationed at Lejeune. Frankly, it sucked. Horrible and petty, Officers and Sr NCO's all trying their best to get promoted on the back of men that were better than they were, who served combat tours. It was the Corps at its worst in my humble opinion.

While in 6th Marines at Lejeune, we practiced a lot for breaking up riots by antiwar pukes. Still sick of that 2 step shuffle even today. I am pretty sure any Marine Corps PFC with an M-16 could break up a riot pretty darn quick, but we didn't practice for that. Too bad! Often wondered how combat tested Marines would have reacted to a bunch of left wing, draft dodging, hippies trying to stuff a flower in the barrel of our weapon.

I had a sign in the back window of my Camaro that said "Free Calley". The base did not find that amusing and ordered me to pull it out of the window. I do not agree with murder, but I do know how people get when they have seen their friends killed and can't find the bastard that did it. You want to make somebody pay. Calley had choices.

FROM YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE CAREER WHAT PARTICULAR MEMORY STANDS OUT?

Every memory from Vietnam is seared into my skull. Guts hanging out, people blown in half, people shot in the head, limbs blown off. Join the Marines, tour the world, kill people and blow up their stuff. It was a sobering experience, being part of C Company 1/3 in 1967, but one I will never regret.

In 1965 my future wife and I were walking through Arlington Cemetery. It was raining hard and there were a lot of fresh graves. We passed a woman dressed in black, kneeling at a muddy grave site, she had her son near her and she had one red rose in her hand. That picture spoke a lot to me.

After I was released from the USS Sanctuary I was at DaNang waiting for a chopper ride back to my unit. A Major ran up to us and asked us (yes asked, not ordered) if we would mind helping with casualties. We went with him. A 6 x 6 backed up with about 20 bodies stacked on it, blood dripping off the sides and back. We were to unload them and take them to the morgue. I recall two things from that incident. The 04 and 06 were standing off to the side crying as we unloaded the dead. One of the dead was rolled off the back of the truck. I got the head part of the body. I looked down and saw that the dead Marine was young and had blonde hair and his blue eyes were staring at me. He also had a bullet hole through the center of his forehead and the top of his head was gone. I still recall his blood and brains dripping down my utilities and onto my boots.

At Henderson Hall, daily, we heard the bugles, and heard the hoof beats of the caissons being drawn up to the grave sites. There was a movie with James Caan called "Garden of Stone". Arlington Cemetery was that alright.

IF YOU RECEIVED ANY MEDALS FOR VALOR OR AWARDS FOR SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT, PLEASE DESCRIBE HOW THESE WERE EARNED.

A couple of Purple Heart's but there were MANY Marine's that received them, so I feel the same as the others that earned them.

While in the Air Force, I was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal and a Meritorious Service Medal.

OF ALL THE MEDALS, AWARDS, QUALIFICATION BADGES OR DEVICE YOU RECEIVED, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ONE(S) MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU AND WHY?

Purple Hearts. I hope it showed that I was doing my duty. Plus an honorable discharge from the Corps I joined, loved it, then leaving while it was broken. I often regret being a disgruntled Marine after I got back from Nam. I was too immature to realize that stuff is like that after any war. The Corps lives forever and I was a fly speck in its history.

WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?

Drill Instructors SSgt Jachimowicz, Sgt. Smith, Cpl. York, Sgt. Sutis and Sgt. Davis.

We had two extra Hats with us because they were in training. Sgt. Sutis favorite trick was for us to stuff a handkerchief in our mouth until at least two maggots projectile vomited. Sgt. Davis was about 5 foot 3 and his favorite word was "Batshit."

After the first night at Parris Island, I looked out of the window and saw two Drill Instructors striding to the door to "receive" us. All I was thinking was, "What in the hell did I get myself into?" That statement seems to be a familiar one with all of us.

Donald Cleaver Pike - I got shot in the head assisting the recovery of a wounded Marine. Pike exposed himself to enemy fire and pulled me to safety. He was killed 64 days later.

Capt Reczeck - Company Commander in Vietnam. He was tough and cared about his men. He wanted to do the job and get his men back in one piece. He was one of the best officers I knew in the Mean Green Killing Machine. He retired as a full bird.

SSgt Charles Brown - least said the better.

Lt. Bertoff - the 2nd Lt. that replaced Lt. Mallon." While at the DMZ from July 3 - 9, 1967, he wanted us to PT in an open field because he thought we were not getting enough exercise after we built two lines of defense in preparation for more artillery and attacks from the NVA. No we did not do PT at my "request." I was sort of a hot head by then. He was a typical Butter Bar type.

Another Bertoff moment: we were attacking a ville and he wanted us to make sure we "yelled a lot" as we ran. I think we ended up yelling "F*** Bertoff." The majority of my squad had been in combat for months, all they did was shake their heads and light up a smoke.

On Operation Cochise he told me to take a reinforced Fire Team to a raised spot in the middle of a rice paddy. We were taking fire, a lot of fire and he said, "I will be right behind you." After we got there and checked for holes and blood, we looked around but he was nowhere to be seen. Seems he had decided not to join us. Then he radioed us to come back as he was calling in artillery for cover. He told us to "Go". So how many shells landed to cover us? Exactly zero. Needless to say, he is not in my top 10 of favorites as a matter of fact he is not in the top 100.

He was also sent to Lejeune after his tour was up in country. One day I got a call from him. I went to his office and he had the balls to ask me, "I didn't get a chance to take pictures, can I have a copy of yours? My reply, "I didn't either." I am sure I reinforced his dislike of me.

CAN YOU RECOUNT A PARTICULAR INCIDENT FROM YOUR SERVICE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FUNNY AT THE TIME, BUT STILL MAKES YOU LAUGH?

After Nam I was assigned to Camp Lejeune. I pissed off my Gunny and he assigned me to a SR NCO Engineer Course at Ft Belvoir, Virginia. I was an E5 so I guess I was looked on as a "Sr NCO." While there, the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. assigned there for Marines at Belvoir, decided to have an inspection to make sure the Marines were looking great compared to the Army pukes. After the inspection, he told me to go to his office.

Back in 1968, times were tough, I had a wife, a couple of kids, a car and house trailer payment, money was hard to come by.

When he came into his office he started screaming at me about a couple of pin holes in my utilities and said, "What the f*** do you do with the money the Marine Corps gave you for a clothing allowance?" There I was, ram rod straight, eyes straight ahead, heels locked together and I replied "I feed my family with it sir." I had never seen a Marine Corps Sgt. Major turn smurf blue, then crimson red. He yelled at me, "Get the f*** out of my office."

I surmised that I gave him an answer that he could not argue with. I still smile when I recall the incident. I bet he does too.

WHAT PROFESSION DID YOU FOLLOW AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, WHAT IS YOUR PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY?

After retiring from the Air Force, I got into installing Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy and Scheduling systems. Retired on a Friday, got my Bachelors the same day. I started working for a company that did the same thing on Monday. No rest for the wicked I guess. When I started yelling at the customers, I figured it was time to retire. I really enjoyed the job but in hindsight, I was burned out.

WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?

As with many other Marines, I am associated with the VA. While I have received good treatment, both physical and mental, the government needs to do a lot more for veterans. Instead, the current administration is only interested in food stamps, give away programs, illegal aliens and Obamacare, not the veterans they send to war.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS SERVING IN THE MILITARY INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU HAVE APPROACHED YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CAREER?

Went in as a boy and hopefully came out a man. The Marine Corps provided direction and instills in each Marine, honor, integrity and duty. I have tried to continue to apply these traits in my life.

BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE MARINE CORPS?

The Marine Corps as an organization today, is at the top. They train better and fight almost as good as the Marines who were in the Nam. :)) Vietnam was a different type of war than is fought now. Anyone going in, just remember if you volunteer to offer your life for this country, be careful that your "current administration" will support you 100%. My guess is that the politicians will screw you at the end of the day anyway.

Of all the services, I believe that the Corps is, at the heart, the same Corps that has been in existence from the start. But the Army, Navy and Air Force are great organizations also.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.

It has refreshed my memory. Cemented my relationship with those I served with who are members. It also provides an avenue to continue to interact with fellow Marines.

A man is more than flesh and blood, he is one who lives forever in our minds and hearts.
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Australian definition of a Canadian...

Once in a while someone does a nice job of describing a Canadian, this time it was an Australian dentist.

You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian.

An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one.

So the following is an Australian Definition of a Canadian. In case anyone asks you who a Canadian is ??

A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek.

A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.

A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians.

A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan.

The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.

But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada.

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place.

They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.

Please keep this going !!
Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again !!
It says it all, for all of us.

'Keep your stick on the ice Canada' !!! — with Frank Pisterzi.
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