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Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by windcatcher, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

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    American Minute for December 7th:

    "DECEMBER 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." Thus spoke President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on Pearl Harbor by over 350 Japanese aircraft. Five American battleships and three destroyers were sunk, 400 planes were destroyed and over 4000 were killed or wounded. President Roosevelt concluded: "No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory...We will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us." FDR continued: "Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God." (As a note, of the over 500 words inscribed on the new World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, the designers chose not to include FDR's phrase "So help us God," nor any other mention of God.)
    http://www.restoringamerica.org/index.htm
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    1) Ken, are you trying to tell us not to believe everything we get in a forwarded email?

    2) You realize that you are confusing people with the facts, don't you? :thumbs:

    Salty
     
  4. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Sure brings into question the validity of anything else on that web site (restoringamerica.org).
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    Silly. So you get everything right?
     
  6. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Of course I don't. When I get something wrong, I expect the validity of my other statements to be called into question.

    When you are a web site that posts information like they do, they have a certain obligation to make sure it is factual. A 30 second google search would have turned up the same page Ken posted. Obviously restoringamerica.org doesn't do fact checking. That brings everything they say into doubt.
     
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    Uhhhh... Matt... I 'Fact checked" your claim about the 30 seconds... and it was not true... (It took me 31 seconds!)... Come on... get your facts right!!!! :laugh:

    :tonofbricks: OUCH!
     
  8. Salty

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    It should have only taken 30 seconds, but it was a vast right wing conspiracy! :smilewinkgrin:
     
  9. windcatcher

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    I had really hoped we'd recognize the genneration that fought WWII and those whos lives were lost.
     
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