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Lincoln (and Liberty), Captive

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Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago this morning here in Washington, D.C., as he lay propped sideways on a too small bed, unconscious and insensible. His costly triumph was the saving of the Union. In modern consciousness he not only freed the slaves but is a civil rights super hero, too. Busy man. Lincoln famously suspended the […]

Interview with the Devil

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2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation by allied troops of Nazi extermination camps at Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz and other locations. Many of the architects and perpetrators of the mass killing were eventually rounded up and imprisoned for trial and punishment. In 1946, American psychiatrist Leon Goldensohn (G) interviewed dozens of these prisoners at […]

Conflategate: Brain Williams’ Fish(y) Story

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The One That Got Away? TV personality Brian Williams is enduring some unwanted fame as the onion is peeled, partly by him, over his story of being aboard a US military helicopter under fire in the Iraq war in 2003. Williams has apparently said in the past, including on the Letterman show, that he was […]

All In The Family: “Herald Cheeseburger”

Linda Fillah says: Eric, most of HAS’ staff know what he is all about! The board knows what he is about! You know what he is about! Harold is a contol maniac, that stops at nothing until he gets his way. He is all about character assassination. He doesn’t care how lo he has to go […]

Willkommen Nazis

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The Holocaust in a Whole New Light Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau lectured yesterday at the National Archives about his new book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men. He became aware of the subject when a source told him that the US Justice Department had […]

Winning: Battle NOLA @ 200 Years

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Seesaw on the Mississippi War consists of two basic options: defense or offense. The middle ground is the perilous transition between the two, mastered only by the truly expert. Two hundred years ago today, the war of 1812 thundered to an effective close when two able leaders, Andrew Jackson and Edward Pakenham made history on […]

Politics and Patriotism: Torture, Religion & Truth

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This week the US Senate released a report detailing CIA abuses related to torture and other mistreatment of detainees. Partisan lines are drawn around the issue of the disclosure of the report where some suggest that disclosure is un-American and aiding the enemy. Suddenly it’s patriotic to be pro-torture and anti-truth. Tim McVeigh would be […]

A Tale of Two Wars: JFK and Obama

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Nobody Likes to Lose, Especially Generals John Kennedy was shot and killed 51 years ago this week. He had served in WWII in the South Pacific and been seriously injured when his torpedo patrol boat, 109, was sliced in half by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer while on night patrol. His combat duty and military […]

Eleven, Eleven, Eleven

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When the Bell Tolls Tuesday, November 11th at 11 a.m. we pause to honor all who have served in our armed forces. That now famous hour signaled the end of the First World War in 1918. This 11/11/11 is like no other as it is also the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “War […]

Our American Terrorists

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Eric Frien, cold warrior Eastern bloc stand-in and accused cop killer was finally apprehended after weeks on the run in northeastern Pennsylvania. It seems agreed that he disliked the federal government with some passion and that he also developed a deadly grudge against police. Those traits combined with the fact that he was living at […]

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FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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TheHonestTruth
Hey, Hon, They’re Rioting in Baltimore–Again.
Isn't class warfare a beautiful thing to watch?
2015-04-29 02:31:00
Eric Lamar
Kathmandu, Undone
Thanks. I have no contact but I am pretty sure it is on New Road near Kantipath. Be prepared for a language barrier with the firefighters but those used to working with westerners do well with english. Take someone along who speaks Nepali. I know this is outside of your mission but if you can…
2015-04-28 15:10:52
Jake
Kathmandu, Undone
Great article. Do you have any information on the locations of the fire houses or a contact for anyone there? I am part of a disaster deployment team and a New York City Firefighter. I am heading to Nepal in 2 days... Would love to check in on these guys and see what we can…
2015-04-28 13:56:08
Gea
Kathmandu, Undone
This is really interesting. Thank you so much for writing and sharing your knowledge.
2015-04-28 12:16:38
Mike Schwartz
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric, thank you for reminding me to do something to support the relief efforts. Mike
2015-04-27 21:45:24
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