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franklin-bifocals-60 Friday, April 3, 2009

Writer Washington Irving's portrait
[1783 - Washington Irving, author, born in New York City]

John Burroughs
[1837 - John Burroughs, writer, essayist, born near Roxbury, New York]

Pony Express Rider
[1860 - Pony Express mail service begins from St. Joseph, Missouri,
to Sacramento, California]

[1865 - Richmond falls to the Union]

Toastmaster General George Jessel
[1898 - George Jessel, producer, actor,
comedian, born in the Bronx]

Columnest Herb Caen
[1916 - Herb Caen, author, columnist, born in Sacramento, California]

Actor Marlon Brando    Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones
[1924 - Marlon Brando, Academy Award-winning actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska]

Actress Myoshi Umeki
[1929 - Miyoshi Umeki, Academy Award-winning actress, born in Otaru, Japan]

Hall of Famer Jim Parker
[1934 - James Thomas 'Jim' Parker, Pro Football Hall of Fame
guard, tackle, born in Macon, Georgia]

President Truman signs the Marshall Plan
[1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs Foreign Assistance Act (Marshall Plan)]

Psychological Warfare

USS Pueblo crew shows the effects of torture while in captivity in North Korea

How many light bulbs does it take to change a person?

Iraqi prisoner shows the effects of torture while in American hands

William's Whimsical Words:

What could we have been thinking of when we bought into the Bush-Cheney crap that embraced torture as an American virtue?

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