Monday, May 26, 2014

MLive: 10 facts about Michigan during World War II

Here's an article about the State of Michigan during World War II and "The Greatest Generation."

Hit the jump for some pictures of Laura Giraudi wearing a fern, among other things.



Laura Giraudi

Laura Giraudi

Laura Giraudi

10 comments:

  1. Only problem with WWII was FDR, he was TERRIBLE, his vice, Harry Truman was much better, and arguably the best Democrat we've ever had. FDR tried to turn America into a socialist nation, and was provoked from extending his power.

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    1. FDR was certainly not the first to turn America into a socialist country, nor the last.

      Woodrow Wilson is often seen as the first president to openly advocate unconstitutional reforms in the name of "progress." FDR and his "New Deal" was part of that same school of thought, as was LBJ in the 1960's.

      Truman was VP only for FDR's fourth and final term. There was no particular affinity or affection between FDR and Truman; Truman was selected for -- as is typical -- mostly political purposes. Still, Truman as president served as good role at a crucial time.

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    2. FDR attempted, with some success, to remove America from the Great Depression. He initiated programs that have served America well for over 80 years. As this country drifts towards an oligarchy, many of us wish it would make a much greater move towards true equality, where people actually have a chance regardless of the inherited wealth of the birth family. As a result of some truly bad presidents, like Bush and Reagan, this country has moved far away from the land of opportunity it was by the end of FDR's time in office. He was truly one of our greatest presidents, as well as being instrumental in getting the United States into a war that many wanted to avoid. But for his efforts and Japan's error, you might be goose-stepping today.

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    3. FDR did NOT end The Great Depression, WWII did. Also, Reagan is seen as a very good president, ended the cold war, implemented GREAT policies through Reganomics, and really overall showed a great sense of American Pride.

      Also what's your problem with George Bush? Do you have a problem with good housing markets, tax cuts, invading countries that destroy your twin tours? Or is it possibly the fact that he implemented No Child Left Behind that really helped our schools?

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    4. "good housing markets"

      LOLOLOL. This may be literally the dumbest comment in the history of the Internet.

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    5. Jack W I want to punch you through my phone. FDR tried to micromanage the economy. Quick ex: Americans were starving. But to keep pork prices high, FDR had farmers slaughter thousands of pigs. FDR is a master of hiring ditch diggers and fillers. He was the biggest jackass America has ever seen.

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  2. With a statuesque beauty like this one, I'm curious as to her height. Just to get a more accurate picture.
    5' 10"?
    She's a naturally beautiful woman.
    Thanks!
    PRL

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  3. Nationality: French
    Height: 168 cm - 5'6''
    Weight: 45 kg - 100 lbs
    Chest: 88 cm - 35'' C
    Waist: 58 cm - 23''
    Hips: 88 cm - 35''

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    1. Thanks CZ! As I am a shorter person, that makes her even more attractive, and natural/normal to me.
      Not that it matters, LOL!!!
      Anyway, she'd get my vote!
      I had a GF like her. Then I woke up!
      PRL

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  4. My father, who grew up in Detroit, used to say all a German spy had to do was stand at the street corner of the tank factory, count the tanks coming off the line ... and defect.

    For those interested in WWII history, Stephen Ambrose's book "The Supreme Commander" (about Eisenhower) is very good. I'm deep into Ed Cray's "General of the Army," a biography of George C. Marshall now. Neither is directly related to Michigan during WWII, but the product of Michigan's industry certainly played a role in both general's planning.

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