Friday, October 30, 2015

The Battle Of Belleau Wood

On June 1st 1918 the US 2nd division formed a line across the road which lead
Paris, with the Marine Brigade in the center. The next day the Germans attacked,
the Germans attacked for three more days. Then on June 6 the 2nd division counter-
attacked. The Marines would cross a wheat field to get into the woods, on that first
day they lost one thousand Marines dead of wounded. It would take three weeks to
take the woods. Below is a reenactment of that first day.
On the 11 month on the 11 day at the 11 hour the first world war would end, this is
dedicated to those who died in that war.

                    Below is a video that shows the cemetery and the cost of that battle.

And of course Nov 10 is the Marine Corps Birthday. This year we're 240 years old


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My YouTube Videos

About six years ago I put up eight video on YouTube and over the years the
total of views slowly climbed to 24,806 views for all eight videos combined.
The video are Marine Corps and other services related like the Glass Wall in
Jacksonville NC and the Wall in DC both walls honoring Vietnam Vets.So I
thought I would put up the YouTube site and If You have time you could watch
them, the longest is about 9 mins and the shortest is just over a min. The last
Video has the highest number of views over 13,734 and is tops in its category
and was the first video I made titled Eagle, Globe and Anchor.         

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Building America

In the years just before 1825 all the ground work had been done, the engineering
plains, the survey maps were finish the funding was set and now it was time to
hire a thousand strong men to dig a ditch. OK, it was a canal, but until it had
water in it and boats on it, its a ditch. And this ditch would run for one hundred
and two miles and they would do it with picks and shovel, axes and saws, mules
and horses, muscle and sweat, and a lot of whiskey, so the story goes. In 1831
the Morris Canal was finished, it ran from the Delaware River to Newark N.J.
It went from being a ditch to a canal, and it would last for one hundred years.

In the same vain in 1863 two crews of men would lay track to link the country
together as they built the transcontinental railroad. In the west they had a hard time
finding good workers, so they hired Chinese who in time would be 80% of the work
force. When asked why the Chinese management said they work hard, they don't get
drunk and walk off the job, and if they can build the great wall of China, they can
build a railroad. In the east many of the men were Irish and German immigrants and
some Civil war Vets. And they did it with shovels, sludge hammers, pickaxes and
muscle and sweat. These were the blue collar boys, they built canals and railroads,
walked the high steel on skyscraper, built dams and bridges and road all over this
country. I don't know if they thought they were building America or not, but at some-
time in the future they could look upon there work with there grand-kids at there side
and say, grandpa helped build that.    


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Political Correct Police

Who are these people who claim to be the political correct police, I want there names,
I want to see there IDs. Who voted these people into an nonexistent office, and why
does the media give them any airtime or paper space? These people are a very small
minority of the far, far left winger not associated with any political party, except the
party of chaos. It seems to be there job to spread division across this land. I for one
am so tired of listening to all the nonsense.
When Pictures from Dylann Roof website was seen by the public, showing him
holding a Confederate flag, the PC police jumped all over it as a symbol of
racism in this country. Then it took on a life of it''s own, Confederate flags were
being band  by Walmart in their stores, the TV show The Dukes of Hazard is taken
off the air because it had a Confederate flag painted on the roof of the car. A call went
out to take down all Confederate flags at all southern state capitals if they fly one.
Now it spread to lets take down all statues of southern Civil War hero's and even
renaming streets. So what could be next for the PC police, lets see, maybe the Texas
State flag as being racist toward Mexicans? I'm not saying that their aren't strong
feelings on both sides of this issue, but what we need is a civil dialog between
apposing parties, with out the PC police working the issue into a frenzy, because that's
what they do. As for myself, and being from the north, I see a war that should have
never been fought, where we lost six hundred and twenty thousand Americans killed,
four hundred and seventy six thousand wounded. So let me ask you a question, what if
Dylann Roof was not holding a Confederate flag, instead he was holding a rainbow flag,
just a thought.



Monday, May 11, 2015

Pipeline questions should be safety

They roll out of the oil fields in Canada and North Dakota, trains of more than 100 cars holding up to 30,000 gallons of oil per car — about 3 million gallons of crude oil.
Pipeline or no pipeline, the oil still flows. The question remains: What is the best way to transport this oil — train or pipeline?
Oil transported by train is not your father’s oil, as the oil from Canada’s oil sands is thick as peanut butter and has to be diluted with natural gas so it can flow, which makes it as volatile as the North Dakota oil which has natural gas in the oil as it comes out of the ground, making it very volatile.
Then there are the railroad tank cars — old and never designed to carry this type of volatile liquid. Now, new cars are being built with thicker walls, but they still can explode in a bad derailment. Oil trains are now limited to 45 mph as they travel around the country, through rural country sides, small towns and large, populated areas.
Over many years, we have had major oil train accidents:
• In Cherry Valley, Ill., June 2009, 13 cars carrying ethanol ignited, causing one death and $7.4 million in damages.
• In Aliceville, Ala., November 2013, 26 cars derailed, releasing 750,000 gals of oil.
• In Casselton, N.D., December 2013, a 106-car train crashed and caught fire, spilling 476,000 gallons of oil, forcing 1,400 residents to evacuate.
• In Lac-Megantic, Quebec, July 2013, a runaway train exploded, killing 47 people and spilling 1 million gallons of crude oil, burning down a quarter of the town’s business district.
• In Lynchburg, Va., April 2014, over a dozen tank cars derailed and three cars fell into the James River; 50,000 gals spilled and burned.
• In Yorktown, W. Va., February 2015, 20 out of 109 tanker cars jumped the tracks and exploded in a huge fireball.
And there have been about three more derailments this year.
The worst scenario is the one that has not happened — yet. There are hundreds of railroad bridges these trains have to pass over that are in need of repair. If one of those bridges gives way, it could be a catastrophe.

Remember the president’s “shovel-ready jobs,” with which the $800-plus trillion stimulus was supposed to help? Well, evidently those jobs turned out to be not so shovel-ready after all.
One of the president’s arguments against the pipeline was that it would only provide 35 full-time jobs, while providing 1,500 part-time jobs. Well, what did they think shovel-ready jobs were? You build a pipeline and when it’s finished you move on to the next job — a railroad bridge, a highway, etc.
Now as far as the pipeline is concerned: One thing a pipeline can’t do is move; the only thing that moves is the oil inside the pipeline so you know where it is at all times.
Could it leak? Yes it could, but the oil can be cut off if there’s a leak. And don’t forget the pipeline still has to be built — about 800 miles of it — and all the safety devices to make sure any leak can be taken care of with minimal damage to the environment.

Bruce Knipp

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jihad Vs The Crusades

I'd  like to show you a video of the difference between the crusades and jihad. This is a
short history lesson on what the world faced then and what we face today. Take note on
how many slaves the jihad took, they were the go to people if you were in the market to
buy slaves, sold many times to many dealers, but they were head dealers. And so it is to
this very day. The jihad murdered innocent people in every sick way the mind could
could conceive of  as a terror weapon, sound familiar.