Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
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what i edc

minneapolis81:

View of downtown Minneapolis from Tangletown neighborhood.

minneapolis81:

View of downtown Minneapolis from Tangletown neighborhood.

citylandscapes:

Downtown Minneapolis
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citylandscapes:

Downtown Minneapolis

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Against Me! - Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
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whiskeyforagrownman:

This record is incredible; it’s one of the best rock records I’ve heard in years.

historicaltimes:

American soldier crosses a river in Vietnam, 1968

historicaltimes:

American soldier crosses a river in Vietnam, 1968

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos

Vietnam

1. The battle for Saigon. Pity the poor fighting man in Vietnam. The problem was always too much water or too little. In the early days of the war, water was shipped from California, the indigenous sort considered unsafe. Later it was made “palatable” with huge quantities of chlorine. Wiser men know to fill up with the natural variety. 1968

2. In an attempt to impose the American value system on the Vietnamese, the Marines concluded operations called, in Orwellian Newspeak, “county fairs.” Villagers were taught how to wash their children, made to watch Disney films on hygiene, had their teeth pulled, were given real toilets with seats, and were introduced to filter tips. 1967

3. This operation by the 1st Cavalry Division to cut the Ho Chi Minh trail failed like all the others but the U.S. military were shaken to find such sophisticate weapons stockpiled in the valley. Officers still talked of winning the war, of seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel.” As it happened there was a light, that of a fast-approaching express train. 1968

4. The battle for Saigon. U.S. policy in Vietnam was based on the premise that peasants driven into the towns and cities by the carpet-bombing of the countryside would be safe. Furthermore, removed from their traditional value system they could be prepared for imposition of consumerism. This “restructuring” of society suffered a setback when, in 1968, death rained down on the urban enclaves. 1968

5. The battle for Saigon. American G.I’s often showed compassion toward the Vietcong. This sprang from a soldierly admiration for their dedication and bravery; qualities difficult to discern in the average government soldier. This VC had fought for three days with his intestines in a cooking bowl strapped onto his stomach. 1968

6. The battle for Saigon. The problem with “close” artilery support was that it was often too close. on this occasion shells called in by these troops had landed among them. The officer’s desperate message to halt the bombardment were not recieved; he had taken up refuge inside an armoured personnel carrier where his frenzied transmissions could not penetrate the metal hull. 1968

7. Quang Ngai. This was a village a few miles from My Lai. It was a routine operation - troops were on a typical ” search and destroy” mission. After finding and killing men in hiding, the women and children were rounded up. All bunkers where people could take shelter were then destroyed. Finally the troops withdrew and called in an artillery strike of the defenseless inhabitants. 1967

8.  The battle for Saigon. Refugee from US Bombing. 1968

9. The battle for Saigon. 1968

10.  In Quang Ngai Province everything that moved was a target. It had been strongly Communist for thirty years and in practice U.S. policy was genocide. Each morning, a few lucky survivors of the previous night’s carnage made it to the province hospital. The newly developed antipersonnel weapons caused a problem - their plastic darts did not show up on X-rays. 1967

i-think-i-just-shat-myself:

THE SOUND OF VIETNAM [ listen ]
"The chanting went on, the musicians giving in to the rhythm of their own being, finding healing in touching that rhythm, and healing in chanting about death, the only real god they knew."

1. The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles | 2. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones | 3. I Get Around - The Beach Boys | 4. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane | 5. Search and Destroy - The Stooges | 6. Lookin’ Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival | 7. Groovin’ - The Young Rascals | 8. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ - Nancy Sinatra | 9. Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas  | 10. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison | 11. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown | 12. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd  | 13. The Times They Are a-Changin’ - Bob Dylan

i-think-i-just-shat-myself:

THE SOUND OF VIETNAM [ listen ]

"The chanting went on, the musicians giving in to the rhythm of their own being, finding healing in touching that rhythm, and healing in chanting about death, the only real god they knew."

1. The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles | 2. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones | 3. I Get Around - The Beach Boys | 4. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane | 5. Search and Destroy - The Stooges | 6. Lookin’ Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival | 7. Groovin’ - The Young Rascals | 8. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ - Nancy Sinatra | 9. Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas  | 10. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison | 11. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown | 12. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd  | 13. The Times They Are a-Changin’ - Bob Dylan