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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — When the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918, exactly 4,734,991 Americans had served in World War I. Four are known to be alive.Worthwhile reading - for many reasons.
"I am one of the last," says Frank Woodruff Buckles, who at 106 is among the few living links — and perhaps the healthiest — to what was known as the Great War. "I didn't know it would be down to one to a million."
April 6 will mark the 90th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. The soldiers who went Over There thought they were fighting the "war to end all wars." It did not live up to its title. The United States has fought five major conflicts since then, including the current war in Iraq.
em·pa·thy (ĕm'pə-thē)n. Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives.
Another way to say it is the ability feel someone Else's pain.
Good reasons not to beat ones wife are that she doesn't deserve it, it's against the law, it's morally wrong...but for a psychologically balanced person...there is a totally selfish reason...you would feel her pain.
Empathy is one of those psychological glues that holds civil society together. The proverbial "This will hurt me more than it hurts you",or to quote a famous politician "I can feel your pain".(more about politicians later).
Brutal totalitarian regimes tend to produce populations with a marked lack of empathy. Anyone who has looked at the Crime statistics in the former Soviet Union can see this.
Anyone who reads the daily headlines of the carnage coming out of Iraq will see a population with a marked lack of empathy, but then 30 years of wars,gassing's,mass murders, being disappeared for offending the glorious leader Saddam will do that to people.
Recently, our glorious leaders in Washington DC, by a very slim margin, declared that the Iraqi peoples will have healed themselves by March 2008. I was struggling comprehending how anyone could believe a population that was brutalized for 30 years would "heal itself" by March 2008.
DSM-IV(ed. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), of the American Psychiatric Association, provided me with a clue.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy
Glorious leaders feel polling numbers...not someone Else's pain.All done!
Or would that be a Japanese carrier? Or a Japanese game show, for that matter?
I didn't feel like reposting, so I'm sending you to OPFOR.
The gift that every nuclear Wannabee has been aching for
Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Boeing, best known for its commercial and military aircraft, says it has successfully tested it's Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP); a 30,000-pound bomb to be used on enemy bunkers.
Bob McClurg, Boeing Advanced Systems MOP program manager says, "The weapon's effectiveness against hard and deeply buried targets allows the warfighter to hold adversaries' most highly valued military facilities at risk, especially those protecting weapons of mass destruction."
...guitar, sax, and flute player for the band Beats Workin', is in for a battle.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Watch Beats Workin on PBS in "The Boomer Century: 1946 - 2046" airing Wednesday, March 28th from 9pm to 11pm
Update: The band's web site is (as of July 2008) gone. Links now go elsewhere.