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May 30, 2011, 12:11:54 PM5/30/11
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Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
weekend?

John Wayne gives the little Vietnamese kid the beret from the team
sergeant who was KIA, the song "Ballad of the Green Berets" swells in
the background, and the sun sets over the South China Sea.

One minor problem. The South China Sea is EAST of Vietnam. The sun
sets in the WEST. Unless, of course, you are Marion Morrison -- oops
-- meant to say "unless you are John Wayne" -- then the sun sets
anydamn place you want it to.

Those were the days.

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Pepperoni

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May 30, 2011, 12:36:47 PM5/30/11
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<PopUlist...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
> which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
> weekend?
>
> John Wayne gives the little Vietnamese kid the beret from the team
> sergeant who was KIA, the song "Ballad of the Green Berets" swells in
> the background, and the sun sets over the South China Sea.
>
> One minor problem.  The South China Sea is EAST of Vietnam.  The sun
> sets in the WEST.  Unless, of course, you are Marion Morrison -- oops
> -- meant to say "unless you are John Wayne" -- then the sun sets
> anydamn place you want it to.
>
> Those were the days.
>

Actually, John Watne made the sun set in the east for the movie.
Impressive, nonetheless.


Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names

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May 30, 2011, 1:33:04 PM5/30/11
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On Mon, 30 May 2011 09:36:47 -0700 (PDT), Pepperoni <hux...@gmail.com>
wrote:


Well, as ol' John demonstrated: east, west, what's the difference??

meport

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May 30, 2011, 2:52:50 PM5/30/11
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My favorite part of the movie is when they fire a LAW at the attacking
NVA/Viet Cong/Huns/Visigoths/Mongols/Strom Troopers/Hessian hoard that is
coming through the camp wire during the big attack. The LAW must have been
one of the "atomic LAW's" because the explosion, when the warhead (a HEAT
round that is designed for armor penetration) goes off, there is a fire ball
equaled to the fire balls of both bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.
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May 30, 2011, 3:01:09 PM5/30/11
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On May 30, 11:52 am, "meport" <port...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> My favorite part of the movie is when they fire a LAW at the attacking
> NVA/Viet Cong/Huns/Visigoths/Mongols/Strom Troopers/Hessian hoard that is
> coming through the camp wire during the big attack.  The LAW must have been
> one of the "atomic LAW's" because the explosion, when the warhead (a HEAT
> round that is designed for armor penetration) goes off, there is a fire ball
> equaled to the fire balls of both bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.
> ---
> meport
>
> "Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names"  wrote in messagenews:j5g7u6lelv1rqbd99...@4ax.com...

>
> Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
> which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
> weekend?
>
> John Wayne gives the little Vietnamese kid the beret from the team
> sergeant who was KIA, the song "Ballad of the Green Berets" swells in
> the background, and the sun sets over the South China Sea.
>
> One minor problem.  The South China Sea is EAST of Vietnam.  The sun
> sets in the WEST.  Unless, of course, you are Marion Morrison -- oops
> -- meant to say "unless you are John Wayne" -- then the sun sets
> anydamn place you want it to.
>
> Those were the days.
>
> ----------------------------------------------
>
> The material posted here may or may not be factual.
>
> The author is following the example set by
> Senator Jon Kyl (R, AZ) who was caught citing
> false statistics, after which his staff stated
> that his comments were "not intended to be factual."
>
> KATN

No one noticed the island in the back ground was Catalina island and
the print had been reversed to show the sun setting in the wrong
direction. Attention to detail keeps most people alive longer but I
wonder about some of you.

Buster Norris

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May 30, 2011, 10:54:52 PM5/30/11
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On Mon, 30 May 2011 12:11:54 -0400, Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names
<PopUl...@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
>which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
>weekend?
>
>John Wayne gives the little Vietnamese kid the beret from the team
>sergeant who was KIA, the song "Ballad of the Green Berets" swells in
>the background, and the sun sets over the South China Sea.

LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


>One minor problem. The South China Sea is EAST of Vietnam. The sun
>sets in the WEST. Unless, of course, you are Marion Morrison -- oops
>-- meant to say "unless you are John Wayne" -- then the sun sets
>anydamn place you want it to.

The sun was setting WEST over the Tonkin Gulf..............

>Those were the days.

You wouldn't know..................

no_one...@whatbusterthinks.com

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May 31, 2011, 2:40:39 AM5/31/11
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On Mon, 30 May 2011 12:11:54 -0400, Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names
<PopUl...@hotmail.com> wrote:

Well, let's see...

He was a member of the John Birch Society, which although they
may have had some sensible anti-tax policies, was a very racist group.
He verbally backed every action the US military ever took
without analyzing whether the people who sent them were right or wrong
in doing so.

He didn't actually serve in the military himself, and...

...as far as I'm concerned he wasn't a very good actor.

I suppose if he was still alive today he'd be running for
office somewhere as a Republican.

dino

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May 31, 2011, 8:36:37 AM5/31/11
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In article <nul8u6hsmjs51eu5s...@4ax.com>, Buster Norris says...

>
>On Mon, 30 May 2011 12:11:54 -0400, Kickin' Ass and Takin' Names
><PopUl...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
>>which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
>>weekend?
>>
>>John Wayne gives the little Vietnamese kid the beret from the team
>>sergeant who was KIA, the song "Ballad of the Green Berets" swells in
>>the background, and the sun sets over the South China Sea.
>
>
>The sun was setting WEST over the Tonkin Gulf..............

John Wayne was in China? Oh well... those were the days before GPS...

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May 31, 2011, 9:13:22 AM5/31/11
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On Tue, 31 May 2011 02:40:39 -0400, no_one...@whatbusterthinks.com
wrote:
> Well, let's see...

You need to mind your own business, Canadian Asshole.

> He was a member of the John Birch Society,

For a short while...

"Wayne's erstwhile membership in the John Birch Society was the
reason, even though he had given up on the organization after it
denounced fluoridation of water supplies as a communist plot."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/reviews/wayne.htm

>which although they
>may have had some sensible anti-tax policies, was a very racist group.

No, they weren't racist, they were anti-Communist and anti-Socialist.
They picked up the tag "racist" from Socialists and Communists LIKE
YOU because they oppossed the Civil Rights Act. (Which is NONE OF YOUR
BUSINESS, Canadian Asshole.)

"The society opposed aspects of the civil rights movement in the 1960s
because of its concerns that the movement had communists in important
positions - for instance, in the latter half of 1965, the JBS produced
a flyer titled “What’s Wrong With Civil Rights?”, to also be used as a
newspaper advertisement. As published, one of the answers provided by
the JBS was: “For the civil rights movement in the United States, with
all of its growing agitation and riots and bitterness, and insidious
steps towards the appearance of a civil war, has not been infiltrated
by the Communists, as you now frequently hear. It has been
deliberately and almost wholly created by the Communists patiently
building up to this present stage for more than forty years.” The
society opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, saying it was in
violation of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and
overstepped the rights of individual states to enact laws regarding
civil rights. The society is against "one world government", and has
an immigration reduction view on immigration reform."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birch_Society

> He didn't actually serve in the military himself

Neither did you, Canadian Asshole...

"Wayne was exempted from service due to his age (34 at the time of
Pearl Harbor) and family status, classified as 3-A (family
deferment)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne

You need to mind your own business, Canadian Asshole.

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On Mon, 30 May 2011 12:11:54 -0400, in alt.war.vietnam Kickin' Ass and
Takin' Names <PopUl...@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Did anyone else notice the closing scene of "The Green Berets" --
>which is being run and re-run on one of the cable channels this
>weekend?

Yeah, movies have *lots* of that. Did you really believe the rest of
the movie? Is there a river anyplace in Vietnam that even comes close
to the one traveled by the PBR in *Apocalypse Now"? Can a UH-1 really
pick up a loaded PBR? If so, then why not just fly around all of the
beach fortifications and call the Jersey for those?

But, then... we'd have missed the assault scene with *Ride of the
Valkyries* playing, not?

Hey, I met Colonel Kilgore.

Jones

Buster Norris

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May 31, 2011, 10:31:10 PM5/31/11
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Why are you so fucking stupid??????????????

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