Back In Time

Written by Ken Slater

Let's go back in's 1967 andrepparttar headlines back then read:

US Airforce intensifiesrepparttar 113463 bombing of North Vietnam . . . U.S. plans to start missile net... 1967 Pan Am Games... 13 US helicopters are shot down in Vietnam... Writer and historian Bernard B. Fall is killed by a Viet Cong... Military Coup in Greece... Six Day War... Egyptians blockaderepparttar 113464 Straits of Tiran... Israeli Air Force launched a pre-emptive strike... Large Scale War Protest Begins... Johnson meets Kosygin...

WOW, 1967 was a year for protests and military actions! Does any of this sound familiar? If you were to adrepparttar 113465 word "Iraq" in with any of these headlines, it would be something you might hear today.

Let's try another one: U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote (NYT 9/4/1967) If we replaced Vietnam with Iraq it would read: U.S. Encouraged by Iraq Vote, (CNN 1/30/2005) Funny how history repeats itself. The point I'm trying to get is our Iraq war is another Vietnam. We are viewing itrepparttar 113466 same way and our government hopes and desires arerepparttar 113467 same. Many headlines from 1967 can be "reused" as headlines today. Below isrepparttar 113468 entire headline and story from Sept. 4th, 1967...

Don't forget to addrepparttar 113469 word Iraq inrepparttar 113470 place of Vietnam then you decide-Ken

U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote : Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror

by Peter Grose, Special torepparttar 113471 New York Times (9/4/1967)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3-- United States officials were surprised and heartened today atrepparttar 113472 size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disruptrepparttar 113473 voting.

According to reports from Saigon, 83 per cent ofrepparttar 113474 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened byrepparttar 113475 Vietcong.

The size ofrepparttar 113476 popular vote andrepparttar 113477 inability ofrepparttar 113478 Vietcong to destroyrepparttar 113479 election machinery wererepparttar 113480 two salient facts in a preliminary assessment ofrepparttar 113481 nation election based onrepparttar 113482 incomplete returns reaching here.

Pending more detailed reports, neitherrepparttar 113483 State Department norrepparttar 113484 White House would comment onrepparttar 113485 balloting orrepparttar 113486 victory ofrepparttar 113487 military candidates, Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, who was running for president, and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky,repparttar 113488 candidate for vice president. A successful election has long been seen asrepparttar 113489 keystone in President Johnson's policy of encouragingrepparttar 113490 growth of constitutional processes in South Vietnam. The election wasrepparttar 113491 culmination of a constitutional development that began in January, 1966, to which President Johnson gave his personal commitment when he met Premier Ky and General Thieu,repparttar 113492 chief of state, in Honolulu in February.

Eliminate Property Taxes & Public Schools

Written by Shirley deLong

February 11, 2005

“AMERICA - WE HAVE A PROBLEM!” It’s time to eliminate public schools as they are ‘nothing’ but endless money pits! Therefore, it’s time to eliminate property taxes! What’s wrong withrepparttar “old-fashioned” school ways when there were 28 to 30 kids in one (1) class with one (1) teacher and yet kids actually learned how to add, subtract, read, draw, and, yes, respect themselves andrepparttar 113462 authority figures over them. I’m talking aboutrepparttar 113463 “old-fashioned” Mothers, Fathers, Teachers and Principals and not this “Modern” ever so changing - can’t make up their argumentative minds Politicians and School Board Members “that makerepparttar 113464 statements like “Merger of Schools and Redistricting won’t go away!” Would someone, with some common sense, let me know why we have to change what was working with our schools, back inrepparttar 113465 “Old-fashioned” days? Does anyone understand thatrepparttar 113466 kids, including myself, back inrepparttar 113467 “Good ole days” were brought up to have prayer in school (and, yes, there were several backgrounds of religion in our schools then), to have morals, principles, common sense, and values. All of us are now Professionals and Business Owners who are trying to figure out whyrepparttar 113468 Politicians and Board Members think that “THEIR WAY” isrepparttar 113469 only way our children and grandchildren learn! Guess what, Folks, you need to go bury your head back intorepparttar 113470 sand! It is a proven fact that what you are doing torepparttar 113471 kids of today is absolutely not working. PERIOD! As I have said before and I will keep repeating it “Our Children and Grandchildren are

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