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Code of Conduct

National Security, National Issues, Politics, World Affairs

Code of Conduct for Members of the United States Armed Forces.
I. I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
II. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
III. If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
IV. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
V. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause
VI. I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

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If It Quacks Like a Duck--the Trump Factor

Politics, National Issues

First off, I am not a conspiracy nut. I don't believe the Bilderburgers are controlling the world's wealth, I don't believe in the Illuminati or Fabians; I don't even believe the Masonic order is an evil secret organization. On the other hand, I do believe that, especially in politics, what you see is seldom what really is.

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Dr. Joybottom's Elixir


Many years ago in the old west, on occasion a wagon would come into town, sides garishly painted with "Dr. Joybottom's (or whatever) Snake Oil Elixir--for whatever ails you." When a crowd gathered, the pitchman would hold up a bottle containing a liquid and loudly pronounce: "I'm Dr. Joybottom. My snake-oil elixir will cure any and all of your health problems, from hangnails to heart failure." Well, in the absence of effecive health care in the old West, folks snapped up Doc's magic potion. Of course it did not contain snake oil and couldn't cure anything, but it was about 80% alcohol so it sure would make you feel good.

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The Logical Christian

Science and Technology, Personal, Perceptions

I have been accused of being illogical because I am a Bible-believing Christian. Some of my atheist commenters are particularly incensed because, one, I am quite intelligent--I have the numbers to prove it--and, two, I have a scientific background. Both of these characteristics are considered irreconcilable by the atheist community with belief in God. They cloak themselves in the armor of science as a shield against the "mythical" belief in a Supreme Being, and they firmly believe that modern science is their ally. Well, allow me to begin with a personal anecdote.

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Society and Morals, Personal, Perceptions

I personally do not understand big game hunters, but then I do not hunt at all. Not a big deal, I just have no interest in it or need, like for food. I find it difficult to get the thrill of hanging the stuffed heads of dead animals on the wall. But then, I probably do not understand, as I said at the start.

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