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How the heck did the Japanese Army become the Army of occupation so fast in Vietnam?   It sure did provide a convenient launching pad for actions against certain British colonies later in WWII but efforts to consult the history books produce only a gaping gap when a fact checker attempts to find out how the Japanese Army took over so fast in Vietnam.  

If austerity budgets become necessary isn't it logical to conclude that suspending school lunch programs and funding armed guards in every school in the nation, is just a "no brainer"?

What would Ayn Rand advise about cutting Sandy Relief from the budget?

If Secretary of State Cordell Hull was quoted by UPI in a story that ran the last weekend in November of 1941 as saying that Pearl Harbor would be attacked and that war with Japan was inevitable, what would he say about the possible odds for a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear program?  

Recently we saw a news story that hinted that some poor blighters are still serving a life term in Texas prisons for smoking one joint (i.e. a marijuana cigarette) back in the Sixties.

[Photo editor's note:   A photo taken in December of 1966 showed a lone war protester on Times Square in New York City in blizzard conditions holding a sign saying:   ""I'd rather see America lose face than it immortal soul.' Norman Thomas" was assessed as being a great shot that generated too much anti-war sympathy and thus turned down for use on the AP wire.   Since then it has disappeared without a trace from the World's Laziest Journalist's photo archives and we must rely on words without an accompanying graphic to lure some readers to this column.]

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Is it too late for an old hippie to get national attention (Does CBS Evening News read the World's Laziest Journalist?) by burning a fifty year old draft card?

President Lyndon Baines Johnson said:   "If we've lost Cronkite, we've lost the country."   [Back in the Sixties unconditional love in the mainstream media for (Republican) Presidents was unavailable because Fox News had not yet been born.]

Now the disk jockey will play "Alice's Restaurant Massacre," "The Ballad of the Green Beret" and "Eve of Destruction."   We have to go write a tepid review of the new movie "Not Fade Away."   Have a "time is on my side" type week.   

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)
 

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