Cañon británico de 25 libras disparando contra avance de panzers del Afrika Corps.
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A new distinction for our old friend Sheriff Joe. As more attention is being paid to the military surplus program that added grenade launchers to LAUSD’s equipment list, Sheriff Joe finds himself with the dubious distinction of leading the first department terminated from the program.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is preparing to send back hundreds of weapons received under the US Government’s controversial 1033 program, which sends military surplus equipment to local agencies.
Arpaio says the MCSO lost or misplaced 9 guns over 20 years, and is now being forced to return all items received.
I recently visited the border of South and North Korea and wrote about something positive that’s come out of the separation.
Former President Bill Clinton called the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the 155-mile border between South and North Korea, “the most dangerous place on Earth.”
Created in 1953 during armistice negotiations, it’s the world’s most fortified military border, lined with soldiers, concertina wire and countless landmines.
During a recent visit to the Joint Security Area — the only portion of the DMZ where South and North Korean soldiers stand face-to-face — I signed a declaration acknowledging that my visit would “entail entrance into a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a direct result of enemy action.”
As a North Korean soldier snapped photos of my tour group, we were instructed not to point or gesture, and an American soldier informed us that North Korea could level the South Korean capital of Seoul in minutes.
Despite the truce, the two countries remain at war.
But while the DMZ is one of the most dangerous places for humans, it’s one of the safest places for wildlife. READ MORE.
September 23rd 1939: Freud dies
On this day in 1939 the famous Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud died. He had been fighting cancer and when the pain became unbearable he requested morphine to end his life. Freud had revolutionary ideas about the mind, claiming that it is composed of three elements: the id, the ego and the superego. He also controversially asserted that everyone represses memories from their childhood involving the Oedipus complex, which is the idea that all males want to sleep with their mother and murder their father (the Electra complex is the opposite for females). Freud is considered by many the father of modern psychology, though much of his work has since been discredited.
8th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program
D-Day Remembered (1994; 52 mins.), Charles Guggenheim’s Academy-Award-nominated documentary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, uses rare archival films and pictures from British, American, and German archives. Narrated by David McCullough, the film also incorporates the voices of over 50 participants. The screening will be introduced by Craig L. Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. A book signing will follow the program.
Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater
Image: D-Day Invasion of Normandy during World War II, Courtesy of Guggenheim Productions, Inc.