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List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure ConfirmedFebruary 20, 2010, 11:11 am 34 comments in the last 730 days. comments
List of Ships with Agent Orange Exposure Confirmed.

The VA this week outlined which ships are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange during Viet Nam. A number of offshore “blue water” naval vessels conducted operations on the inland “brown water” rivers and delta areas of Vietnam.


Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian Influences Authorities to Harass those who Report Evidence of AbuseJune 1, 2013, 7:28 pm 24 comments in the last 730 days. comments
Santa Clara County Judge Socrates Manoukian Influences Authorities to Harass those who Report Evidence of Abuse.

FACT: Some Judges can and will commit crimes, the problem is exposing them and getting them prosecuted. When someone exposes a judge the first thing they do is attack the person who reports them. Police often side with the judge because they can’t be objective due to working under that judge. This allows unethical judges to commit crimes, abuse victims and stay immune to prosecution.


MCAS El Toro: Modern Day Marine Ghost TownApril 17, 2012, 8:56 am 14 comments in the last 730 days. comments
MCAS El Toro: Modern Day Marine Ghost Town.

There was a time, a long time in fact, when the best possible stateside duty a Marine could hope for was Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Orange County.


EXCLUSIVE: Diane Downs Never Held a Weapon, How Could She Have Shot Her Kids?May 20, 2013, 3:24 am 9 comments in the last 730 days. comments
EXCLUSIVE: Diane Downs Never Held a Weapon, How Could She Have Shot Her Kids?.

It's hard to say exactly what convicted Diane Downs in the shooting of her children, a terrible event that played out on a dark night in 1983. If one word plays into the scenario over and over, it is "emotion" and that is indeed a raw, powerful determiner of guilt in many cases, sometimes appropriately, sometimes not.


MCAS Tustin... California's Other Closed and Contaminated Marine Base March 13, 2012, 3:49 am 7 comments in the last 730 days. comments
MCAS Tustin... California's Other Closed and Contaminated Marine Base .

We've written at length about the contamination of MCAS El Toro in Southern California, the now-closed Marine air base. In this article we turn our attention to another nearby closed Marine air base, MCAS Tustin, and possibly related contamination issues at a govt office building in Orange.


Iran Ordered To Pay $920 Million to 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing VictimsMarch 2, 2018, 1:45 pm 6 comments in the last 730 days. comments
Iran Ordered To Pay $920 Million to 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Victims.

The Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 American servicemembers and injured numerous others, was the deadliest state-sponsored terrorist attack against United States citizens before September 11, 2001. A judgment of $920 million has been obtained against the Iranian government on behalf of more than 80 family members of Marines/soldiers who were killed or injured in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as Marines/soldiers who were injured in the attack themselves.


Hannibal Lecter Gets Away with Murder in TennesseeMarch 15, 2010, 1:00 am 4 comments in the last 730 days. comments
Hannibal Lecter Gets Away with Murder in Tennessee.

A Nashville, Tennessee doctor charged in Kentucky with illegally prescribing painkillers lost his medical license for several years after fatally shooting his wife of one year and her mother after his wife filed for divorce in 1986.


The Diane Downs' Case Was No Small SacrificeAugust 3, 2014, 1:00 am 4 comments in the last 730 days. comments
The Diane Downs' Case Was No Small Sacrifice.

On May 19, 1983, Elizabeth Diane Downs and her three small children were shot on a country road near Springfield, Oregon. Her 7-year old daughter Cheryl died, but her 3-year old son Danny and her 8-year old daughter Christie survived. Within three weeks, Diane had lost custody of her remaining wounded children and had become the number one suspect in the eyes of the police department and District Attorney’s office. I came across some very interesting information about the Diane Downs case because Rule attended the trial and also wrote a book about the case called Small Sacrifices.


Trump Continues his Anti-Immigrant PoliticsJune 14, 2019, 5:16 pm 4 comments in the last 730 days. comments
Trump Continues his Anti-Immigrant Politics.

At the eleventh hour, Trump suspended the tariffs saying that Mexico had agreed to new and broader concessions to curb migration, which included deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border, and an expansion of a program to allow asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their legal cases proceed. In the announcement of the tariff suspension, Trump failed to disclose that Mexico had already agreed to these “new and broader” concessions last December.


Vietnam's Helicopter Valley: Graveyard of Marine CH-46'sApril 23, 2012, 8:40 am 4 comments in the last 730 days. comments
Vietnam's Helicopter Valley: Graveyard of Marine CH-46's.

Vietnam's 'Helicopter Valley' will always be synonymous with loss and sacrifice of Marines who fill some of the riskiest occupations ever imagined.


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