07 December 1941

In Saner Thought

Closing Thought–07Dec19

Most Americans will observe this day as the beginning of World War Two….when the Japanese attacked our fleet in Pearl Harbor.

The date is burned into our history but the reasons for it have eluded us and our educational system for over 75 years.

I would like to take you back through our history with the nation of Japan to help explain what and why the attack was necessary…..

To understand Pearl Harbor, Burke took the audience back to 1853-1854 when U.S. Naval Captain Matthew C. Perry sailed to Japan and negotiated the opening of Japanese ports for trade. After more than 200 years of self-imposed isolation, Japan wanted to engage with the rest of the world.  

To compete globally, Japan needed resources—a theme that persistently pushes the narrative of Pearl Harbor to its climax. Iron and coal were key natural resources in the steam era at…

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Father of London Bridge attack victim calls Johnson a fraud


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The father of a man killed in the London Bridge attack has accused Boris Johnson of lying and making “political capital” from his son’s death during the BBC leaders’ debate.

David Merritt – whose son Jack was stabbed to death by convicted terrorist Usman Khan – called the prime minister a fraud following his appearance on Friday night’s TV debate, six days before polling day.

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Amazon is no angel but this is just Trump – illegally – thumbing nose at Bezos.


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trolls Amazon over decision to build New York offices | Technology | The Guardian

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Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trolls Amazon over decision to build New York offices | Technology | The Guardian