I was young, dumb and full of ***, on station off Cap St. Jacques, Republic of Vietnam as part of the Number 1 Surface BLT, Seventh Fleet, Task Group 76.5 with the mission of occupying and securing Tan Son Nhut (TSN) Airfield in Saigon and ensuring continuation of air operations at same.
Dopey me, I was thinking that the whole fiasco would be over with in a few weeks, and it's back to Okinawa.
Cheers, S. Rex
On 02 January 1965 Canada changed the obverse (face) on all of their Coins to the present day depiction
By the grace of God sound money was given to us and they took it on that day...perhaps, or set the ground work to bring in divers weights
Silver66 Rage against the dying of the light
Perhaps that is why they also changed the Dei Gratia to merely "D.G."?
The Banksters probably thought that would never fly in the U.S., and would alert the Sheople if they tried:
"I.G. We Trust"
I was in Junior High School enjoying my all time favorite science teacher's lesson, fantasizing about my English lit teacher, taking the Stay-Nine battery of tests (which probably were a predate of the SAT tests) and enjoying the awesome physical ed equipment our new school had.
Ah yes, life was blissful.
Lot to be said for parochial school.
Never once had any inkling to fantasize about any teacher
When on 04 January 1965 LBJ had the unmitigated audacity to tell the American People how he as POTUS was going to give us that "Great Society", good and hard, whether we liked it or not, in what could only be honestly described more truthfully as the "State of the Tyranny" Address.
It is often said that TPTB will always tell their intended victims first, before executing their plans, perhaps if only to see whether or not anyone is actually listening and paying attention, at least enough to figure out what is actually being said, sort of "toe in the water" first as it were.
I managed to find a copy of LBJ's infamous speech on Youtube, here it is, take a close listen:
Even better, click on this link to read the actual transcript/follow along with the video.
No doubt many of the international Turdites maybe unfamiliar with the actual U.S. Constitution and its purpose, and perhaps as well unfamiliar with America's founding fathers and their principles upon which this Republic was truly founded upon. Hopefully at least some of the domestic variety Turdites might be able to pick up on what a cunning, lying, hypocritical, forked tongue P.O.S. LBJ was, and at least learn something in hindsight to pass onto their children and grandchildren about the "well intended" promises from the District of Criminals.
The truly sad part was that it was merely 69 Days earlier on 27 Oct 1964 when Ronald Reagan made an honest and truly compelling televised speech in support of Barry Goldwater's Presidential Bid in the upcoming election, and yet the outcome is history, leaving honest, sane people to scratch their heads and say WTF America?
Sorry to hear you had to endure the Nuns through school. I was an altar boy for 10 years. Along with serving with our regular congressional priest and deacon I had the opportunity to serve with several of our Russian Orthodox Arch Bishops and other church leaders as well as reading/chanting the Epistles on a regular basis.
"...had to endure the Nuns.." ?
What, no Nuns in your Family, I take it?
TOO bad for you.
But Grandpa was a priest. Serving in the Altar was probably a close second though.
Re: “But Grandpa was a priest. Serving in the Altar was probably a close second though.”
Perhaps, however fwiw, permit me to humbly share a personal tidbit:
First Grade, my Pop (R.I.P. / Patron Saint of G.O.Y.A. & R.T.B.) showed me the tab for annual tuition, and informed me that if I did not bring home the grades he expected, I would be stuck with the bill for same (and given my weekly allowance back then, such equated to a life sentence)
Fast forward to Third Grade, and being faced with a Nun, who for whatever reason, imagined that I was the devil incarnate, and no matter how hard I tried, apparently C+ was the highest grade I would obtain therein.
Long story short, heaven only knows what inspires an 8 year old to implement “name dropping”, however I finally asked the Sister in class one day why she never smiled, as the Nuns in my family radiated Joy and Happiness. The Sister presuming that I was merely blowing smoke requests the names such members of my family and which particular Order/s such was serving the LORD in.
I comply, she instantly recognized the names and Orders, however said nothing and dropped the matter.
Yet the very next week, the difference was night and day as she undoubtedly asked around and found out that even at the age of eight, this little “devil incarnate” did more for those who took vows of poverty than even most adults in the parish.
To this day, I do not even dare to presume to guess how many rosaries were recited on my behalf, by which I was graced to make it back to the real world, whereas countless other lottery winners in the same Battalion did not.
Simply amazing how this Life works for those who are more concerned for others than for themselves.
Of all things that I learned through my experiences with religion charity was perhaps one of the most important.
Less than 72 hours after LBJ's infamous "Great (Rip-off) Society" speech, that France called Bull Sh*t! on the Counterfeiters and announced that it would convert $150 Million of its USDiaper Reserves into Gold
(and of course, at the by then completely ridiculous B.S. price of 35 FRNs per oz.)
And even after that announcement, LBJ was not finished trying to shove Socialism down America's throat, as on the very same day, LBJ proposed a---- wait for it:
"broad health insurance-health care package"
Damn. Pelosi, Reid & Obama finally got it passed!
23 July 1965
Some (perspective added) snippets of LBJ Remarks at the Signing of the Coinage Act (of 1965)
"Distinguished Members of Congress, ladies and gentlemen:
We are gathered here today for a very rare and historic occasion in our Nation's history.
Before I make some observations that I have made note of here, I want to say to the Congress again, as I do almost daily these days, in the words of the Navy--"Well done." "
"When I have signed this bill before me, we will have made the first fundamental change in our coinage in 173 years."
"Since that time our coinage of dimes, and quarters, and half dollars, and dollars have contained 90 percent silver. Today, except for the silver dollar, we are establishing a new coinage to take its place beside the old."
"The new dimes and the new quarters will contain no silver. They will be composites, with faces of the same alloy used in our 5-cent piece that is bonded to a core of pure copper. They will show a copper edge."
"Our new half dollar will (sort of) continue our silver tradition. Eighty percent silver on the outside and 19 percent silver inside. It will be nearly indistinguishable in appearance from our present half dollar."
"Now, all of you know these changes are necessary for a very simple reason--silver is a scarce material (and the Banksters didn't want you to have any, so they flipped a coin and told me in no uncertain terms, you lost). Our uses of silver are growing as our population and our economy grows. The hard fact is that silver consumption is now more than double new silver production each year. So, in the face of this worldwide shortage of silver, and our rapidly growing need for coins, the only really prudent course was to reduce our dependence upon silver for making our coins.
If we had not done so, we would have risked chronic (ponzied fiat FRN caused) coin shortages in the very near future.
There is no change in the penny and the nickel. There is no change in the silver dollar, although we have no present plans for silver dollar production (which the Banksters haven't permitted to be changed since 1935, and you seem to be used to it by now).
Some have asked whether our silver coins will disappear. The answer is very definitely-no (disappear from circulation? Undoubtedly. However disappear entirely? Definitely no).
Our present silver coins won't disappear and they won't even become rarities. We estimate that there are now 12 billion--I repeat, more than 12 billion silver dimes and quarters and half dollars that are now outstanding. We will make another billion before we halt production. And they will be used side-by-side with our new coins.
Since the life of a silver coin is about 25 years, we expect our traditional silver coins to be with us in large numbers for a long, long time.
If anybody has any idea of hoarding our silver coins, let me say this. Treasury has a lot of silver on hand, and it can be, and it will be used to keep the price of silver in line with its value in our present silver coin (so just ignore that shortage excuse I just gave you so we can rip you off and give you slugs these Banksters' slugs) . There will be no profit in holding them out of circulation for the value of their silver content (Okay, I am lying through my teeth, but I will be long gone before you slugs figure it out).
The new coins are not going to have a scarcity value either. The mint is geared to get into production quickly and to do it on a massive scale. We expect to produce not less than 3 1/2 billions of the new coins in the next year, and, if necessary, twice that amount in the following 12 months.
So, we have come here this morning to this, the first house of the land and this beautiful Rose Garden, to congratulate all of those men and women that make up our fine Congress, who made this legislation possible--the committees of both Houses, the leadership in both Houses, both parties, and Secretary Fowler and all of his associates in the Treasury.
I commend the new coinage to the Nation's banks and businesses and to the public. I think it will serve us well (as for the American Citizens, well, you're on your own from here on out).
Now, I will sign this bill to make the first change in our coinage system since the 18th century. And to those Members of Congress, who are here on this very historic occasion, I want to assure you that in making this change from the 18th century we have no idea of returning to it."
There's a Silver Stacker hidden in every bunch of slugs.
Lyndon B. Johnson: "Remarks at the Signing of the Coinage Act," July 23, 1965
Friday is 60 years since Tex Johnston’s famous barrel-roll of the Boeing 707 prototype over Lake Washington...
Article - https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/60-years-ago-the-famous-boeing...
Film Clip - https://bcove.me/eht5tdrp
"This was the company’s entry into the commercial jet age.
But that afternoon, over Lake Washington, with a crowd of 250,000 attending the Gold Cup hydro races and airline executives from around the world (who were in Seattle for an annual meeting) in attendance, Johnston didn’t just do a flyover.
At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. That is, he flew the 248,000-pound aircraft upside down.
And then, as an exclamation point, he did another barrel roll, and the stunt became Seattle lore."
It's hard to imagine how fast 50 years flew by since the day the LORD took you.
For a small lady, you were fearless and tough as nails.
You probably didn't know how much of an inspiration you were to young Marine grunts, knowing that you were there at Iwo Jima, and even Okinawa during WWII.
Really made it difficult for anyone carrying an M 14 to be let a little lady such as yourself show any grunt up, when all you could do was take a picture at what you were aiming at.
IMO, you will always be the USMC's First Lady.
Dickey Chapelle ( 14 March 1919 - 04 November 1965)
... my funky non-post above deserves a little clarification.
Subject was "Don Haskins and the Texas Western (UTEP, these days) Miners defeat the Wildcats from Kentucky for the NCAA National Championship on 3/18/1966. I lived in El Paso at the time, and was a Sr. in High School.
Of course, TWC fielding the first all-Black starting lineup in (mainstream) college history vs. the all-White, perennial powerhouse, Adolph Rupp-led Wildcats (Pat Riley played for Kentucky) was the huge back story. And a paradigm shift (imo) in race relations within the NCAA ensued.
My original post contained 3 links to articles unfolding the history of that event, but I'll be danged if I could get any of them to work. W/o them, the post was like giving someone 1/2 a kiss. So, I gave up and tried to Delete the whole thing. Successful, except for the fact that I wasn't.
There is an old movie titled "Glory Road" that tells the story. It's pretty good. So were those Miners from Texas Western College of Mines! And, boy, did they ever have a great coach!