Thursday, November 7, 2013

To Shamelessly Lie


Yesterday morning on the History Channel (H2) I viewed a compilation of home movies made in Nazi Germany before and during WWII. The first part was a two-hour episode titled Third Reich - The Rise. This was followed immediately by part 2,  another two hours titled Third Reich - The Fall.

The main theme running through the entire four hours was, to me, that horrendous damage can be inflicted on the people of the world by the arrogant misuse of power by a single person, when backed by unscrupulous people who enable him.

"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
--Adolf Hitler

Make the lie big, make it simple,
keep saying it, and eventually
they will believe it.
--Adolf Hitler

And the simple moral of the above is:
"Beware of leaders who lie."


Did you know that . . . ?

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".



On this day in 1944 Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was reelected president of the United States for a record third time, handily defeating his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey, the governor of New York, and becoming the first and only president in history to win a fourth term in office.

Three months after his inauguration, while resting at his retreat at Warm Springs, Georgia, Roosevelt died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Following a solemn parade of his coffin through the streets of the nation's capital, his body was buried in a family plot in Hyde Park, New York.



To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate.
fabricate, falsify, misrepresent, misspeak



William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr.
(born November 7, 1918)
Billy Graham is an American Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core constituency of white, middle-class, moderately conservative Protestants. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies; sermons were broadcast on radio and television, some still being re-broadcast today.

Marie Curie
(Nov 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934)
Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.

Archie Campbell
(Nov 7, 1914 – Aug 29, 1987)
Archie Campbell was an American writer and star of Hee Haw, a popular long-running country-flavored network television variety show. He was also a recording artist with several hits on the RCA label in the 1960s.

Dana Michelle Plato
(Nov 7, 1964 - May 8, 1999)
Dana Plato was an American actress notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. After leaving the cast of Diff'rent Strokes, Plato attempted to establish herself as a successful actress, with mixed success: she worked sporadically in made-for-TV movies and in independent films, and also did voice-over work.

At age 34, after years of struggling with poverty and substance abuse, Plato took a lethal overdose of the painkiller Lortab and the muscle-relaxant Soma.


Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
--Adolf Hitler



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