World War II History: Jimmy Stewart & PTSD

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How Jimmy Stewart’s Agony in It’s a Wonderful Life Came From Extreme PTSD He Suffered After he Lost 130 of His Men as Fighter Pilot in WWII

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So many great actors served in WW2 and undoubtedly used the pain and anguish suffered from the War in their acting. Here are but a few.

  • Paul Newman
  • Henry Fonda
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Clark Gable
  • Kirk Douglas

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

Inspirational Stories: Happiness is a $6K School Bus!!

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Life on wheels: Pipe fitter quits work and sells his house to live in a $6,000 SCHOOL BUS because he was tired of a ‘lifestyle of debt’

As Mountain Guerilla said the other day:

“If we are actually PRACTICAL “preppers,” “survivalists,” or–to use the term I prefer–simply, “adult human beings,” we SHOULD be prepared for bad events and WTSHTF.”

Part of this “Being Prepared for Bad Events” is taking the attitude NOW to SIMPLIFY our lives as much as possible and to whatever degree your current economic status allows you. For some folks there might not be much you can do right now except minor changes, for others, Major changes can be made. Only you can decide what is best for YOU.

But know this, this story proves beyond a shadow of a doubt it can be done if the WILL is there to do it and the MENTAL ATTITUDE is present to re-define your priorities in life.

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

International Military News: Putin Sacks EVERY Naval Commander in Baltic Fleet in Stalin Like Purge

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Vladimir Putin has sacked every single commander in Russia’s Baltic fleet in what has been described as a ‘Stalin-style’ purge.

Up to 50 officers of the fleet were fired alongside Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk and his chief of staff Rear Admiral Sergei Popov after they reportedly refused to follow orders to confront Western ships.

Reports in Russia also suggested the purges followed an alleged cover-up of a submarine accident, flaws in recruitment and military construction projects.

It comes amid an undisclosed number of other senior officers of the fleets have been fired over serious flaws in combat training and their failure to take proper care of personnel.

The purges’ scope and publicity make them highly unusual for the Russian military, which usually removes senior officers in a more subtle way.

It is particularly unexpected as it follows Putin’s visit to the Baltic fleet last year in Kalingrad, during which he praised its performance.

However, there has been speculation the drastic measures were prompted after the US Navy ship the USS Donald Cook was ‘buzzed’ by Russian fighter bombers in April, which was meant to be part of a series of confrontations against Western ships in the Baltic.

But international affairs analyst Peter Coates told news.com.au: ‘But the Russian Baltic Fleet, however, refused to follow such dangerous orders – hence Putin’s retaliation against his own naval officers.

Read the Remainder at Daily Mail

Modern Crime: A Look At Rio’s “Highway of Terror” that All Olympic Athletes Must Travel To Get To Games

Rio’s ‘highway of terror’: Shooter takes aim at cars on ‘Red Line’ road that ALL Olympic athletes and fans must travel to get to games in Brazil

  • Terrifying violence has spilled out from favelas to Red Line highway in Rio 
  • The road is the only route from the city’s airport to the Olympic village 
  • Image has emerged of a shooter taking aim at cars passing down road
  • He appears to be holding a semi-automatic rifle with a holographic sight
  • Highway has been blighted by shootings, car jackings and hostage takings

A shooter takes aim at a line of unsuspecting cars filing along the main road into Rio de Janeiro in a scene that should terrify every athlete and visitor to the Olympics this summer.

The road is the Red Line, Rio’s main highway and the only route into Brazil’s Olympic city along which will every sports fan, athletics delegation and foreign dignitary will travel to get to the mega-event.

The 13-mile express way runs from Rio’s international airport into the city, and is in the most part lined with sprawling favela shanty towns which are dangerous no-go zones controlled by heavily-armed drugs gangs.

 

Read the Remainder with More Pictures and Video at Daily Mail

Modern Crime: The “Panama Papers” Scandal Keeps Getting Stranger

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The man behind a Panama ‘tax scam’ that guards the clandestine wealth of the global elite is the son of a Nazi SS officer from a unit known as the ‘Death’s Head division’.

Jürgen Mossack is at the heart of the biggest financial data leak in history, and has allegedly been helping world leaders, politicians and celebrities launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax from his base in Panama.

It has now been revealed that his father, Erhard Mossack, was a member of the Nazi fighting unit known as the ‘Death’s Head division’, a dreaded force during the Second World War.

Today, his half-brother Horst, has spoken of his ‘shock and bewilderment’ at the news of the unmasking of his half-brother.

He described the twisted family history that led to the estrangement of the siblings, both of whom raised by a man who not only fought with the Nazis but later joined the CIA to carry out espionage on Cuba.

The 68-year-old Horst last saw his sibling Jürgen 60 years ago when he left the town of Fürth in Bavaria bearing the name of his father Erhard.

Now living in the Black Forest region of Germany, Horst was born out of wedlock to a woman called Luisa Herzog.

‘This was shameful in those days so I was put up for adoption,’ he told MailOnline. ‘My mother later went on to marry Erhard Mossack. I took that name later.

‘What has come out of Panama is shocking news, astounding, bewildering even, but I can’t say I feel shame because I have no connection in reality with him.

‘I left all those years ago and we never had contact again. He was just a child, so how can I say what I remember of him? All I know is that I heard that he went to London and lived there for quite some time.

‘He has a brother called Peter and a sister called Marion in Germany. Both my mother and their father are now dead.

‘I remember that Erhard Mossack, their father, was in the S.S. I believe after the war he became a journalist.’

German media have reported that Erhard served as a Rottenfuehrer – roughly corresponding to a senior corporal – in the Waffen, or fighting arm, of the dreaded S.S.

The Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, one of the publications in the global alliance of newspapers which unmasked the activities of Jürgen Mossack’s firm in Panama, said Erhard served in a ‘Death’s Head’ unit of the S.S.

These were the units which ran the concentration camps. But if he was in the Waffen S.S. it probably meant he served in the Third Waffen S.S. Panzer Division Totenkopf.

Most of the division’s initial enlisted men were recruited from concentration camp guards and others were members of militias that had committed war crimes in Poland.

Due to its insignia, it was sometimes referred to as the ‘Death’s Head Division’. Members of the division committed war crimes – one of them against British soldiers.

The Le Paradis massacre was carried out by members of the 14th Company of the division.

It took place on May 27 1940, during the Battle of France, at a time when the British Expeditionary Force was attempting to retreat through the Pas-de-Calais region during the Battle of Dunkirk.

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Norfolk Regiment, had become isolated from their regiment. They occupied and defended a farmhouse against an attack by Waffen S.S. forces in the village of Le Paradis. After running out of ammunition, the defenders surrendered to the German troops.

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