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Ken Culler: A veteran with a vision - Rio Blanco Herald Times

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 02:15

Rio Blanco Herald Times

Ken Culler: A veteran with a vision
Rio Blanco Herald Times
At a base in Saudi Arabia, Culler also experienced gas attacks. Among others, the Iraqis used sarin nerve gas and mustard gas, the latter of which was used extensively in World War I and several conflicts after. In 1993 the United Nations Chemical ...

Rollins Edwards, WWII vet, county leader, dies - Journalscene.com

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 01:49

Journalscene.com

Rollins Edwards, WWII vet, county leader, dies
Journalscene.com
Edwards was committed to telling his story and frequently spoke to students at the College of Charleston as well as community groups in Summerville. “Nobody knew we were going in the gas chamber,” Edwards said during a Black History Month event this ...

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Rollins Edwards, survivor of secret WWII mustard gas experiments and Summerville black leader, dies - Charleston Post Courier

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 22:33

Charleston Post Courier

Rollins Edwards, survivor of secret WWII mustard gas experiments and Summerville black leader, dies
Charleston Post Courier
In 1944, Edwards and other minority soldiers were sent to a secret camp deep in the backwoods of Louisiana where they were repeatedly exposed to deadly chemical agents like mustard gas and Lewisite. He described the sensation as, "a million fire ants ...

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Museum unearths treasures for WWI display - Fayetteville Observer

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 19:48

Fayetteville Observer

Museum unearths treasures for WWI display
Fayetteville Observer
Of the hundred or so World War I artifacts on display at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, few evoke the ghoulish specter of war more profoundly than the gas mask. In commemoration of the centennial year of the war, an ...

An impromptu Christmas truce | Gunnison Times - Gunnison Country Times

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 18:02

Gunnison Country Times

An impromptu Christmas truce | Gunnison Times
Gunnison Country Times
Rick Besecker Although the causes of World War I remain debatable, it was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on July 28, 1914 that propelled the event past the point of no return. From the very start the cataclysmic ...

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Butterfly Wings Inspire Chemical Weapons Sensors - American Council on Science and Health

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:10

American Council on Science and Health

Butterfly Wings Inspire Chemical Weapons Sensors
American Council on Science and Health
Sometimes, inspiration for biotechnological innovation comes from the darndest places. Geckos inspire adhesives for wall-climbing, beetle penises provide insights on how to engineer catheters and other medical devices, and dragonfly wings demonstrate ...

Get a glimpse of Christmas — 100 years ago - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 15:28

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Get a glimpse of Christmas — 100 years ago
Press & Sun-Bulletin
The horrors and realities of war were flooding the minds of the citizens as the bodies of the fallen were returned to be buried or the injured — many by mustard gas — were brought home to rehabilitate. What Christmas spirit could there be at that ...

Kim Jong-un's Anthrax Threat - Bryen's Blog (blog)

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:03

Bryen's Blog (blog)

Kim Jong-un's Anthrax Threat
Bryen's Blog (blog)
Not content with nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un is now reported to be weaponizing chemical and biological materials – and, in particular, anthrax – for his ICBMs. That alone tells us very little. What more can we anticipate from such a weapon? A number ...
Not just nukes: North Korea may have one of the world's largest biological and chemical weapon stockpilesSOFREP (press release)
Exclusive: US making plans for 'bloody nose' military attack on North KoreaTelegraph.co.uk
North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missilesAsahi Shimbun

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Villagers hope for an end to the blight of chemical bombs - Khmer Times

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:33

Khmer Times

Villagers hope for an end to the blight of chemical bombs
Khmer Times
Plam Suoy, an indigenous villager from Mondulkiri province, gave up his farmland about four years ago. He made the difficult choice after he was exposed to barrel bombs believed to contain toxic chemicals; potentially CS or mustard gas. His plight is ...

An impromptu Christmas truce - Gunnison Country Times

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:09

Gunnison Country Times

An impromptu Christmas truce
Gunnison Country Times
Although the causes of World War I remain debatable, it was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on July 28, 1914 that propelled the event past the point of no return. From the very start the cataclysmic characteristic of the ...

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S. Korea, Japan had best stock up on antibiotics to treat anthrax - Asia Times

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 03:28

Asia Times

S. Korea, Japan had best stock up on antibiotics to treat anthrax
Asia Times
Not content with nuclear weapons, Kim Jong-un is now reported to be weaponizing chemical and biological materials – and, in particular, anthrax – for his ICBMs. That alone tells us very little. What more can we anticipate from such a weapon? A number ...
NSS - The White HouseThe White House
Anthrax | CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
North Korea's Biological Weapons Program - The Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsThe Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Asahi Shimbun
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Games like Assassin's Creed Origins immerse us in history in a way other media can't - PCGamesN

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:41

PCGamesN

Games like Assassin's Creed Origins immerse us in history in a way other media can't
PCGamesN
Its opening mission gets across the horrors of war by killing you over and over again - you respawn as a new soldier after every bayonet to the chest, inhalation of mustard gas, and bullet to the body. It is a section that makes great use of the ...

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'Downsizing' a Brilliant Satire from Alexander Payne - Shepherd Express

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 18:25

Shepherd Express

'Downsizing' a Brilliant Satire from Alexander Payne
Shepherd Express
The white mice in a snow-fringed Norwegian institute are injected with a serum and the head scientist is delighted. The mice have shrunk in a rapid process at the cellular level. Originally endowed by profits made from World War I mustard gas, the ...

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In 1917, 'Rainbow Division' Celebrated Christmas in France - Department of Defense

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:46

Department of Defense

In 1917, 'Rainbow Division' Celebrated Christmas in France
Department of Defense
The Iowa National Guard's 168th Infantry Regiment hosted 400 French children at a Christmas celebration in the village of Rimaucourt. Two American soldiers dressed as Santa Claus gave presents to the French children and a French band played “The Star ...

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Trump Is America's First Lawless President - The Daily Beast - Daily Beast

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:02

Daily Beast

Trump Is America's First Lawless President - The Daily Beast
Daily Beast
and the Republican Party is following his lead as America's republic breaks down.

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The US Army Is Training to Explore, Fight in North Korea's Maze of Tunnels - Popular Mechanics

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:49

Popular Mechanics

The US Army Is Training to Explore, Fight in North Korea's Maze of Tunnels
Popular Mechanics
In 2012, South Korea estimated the North had between 2,500 and 5,000 metric tons of chemical arms, including mustard gas, hydrogen cyanide, and highly lethal nerve agents including sarin, soman, and VX. In 2017, North Korean agents assassinated leader ...

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Christmas was no holiday for soldiers during conflict - The Saratogian

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:32

Christmas was no holiday for soldiers during conflict
The Saratogian
... mashed potatoes, bread pudding, nuts, figs and coffee. The Army, wrote Corporal Martin Hogan “was a first rate caterer.” The 168th Infantry, from the Iowa National Guard, hosted 400 French children at a Christmas celebration in the village of ...

Christmas was no holiday for soldiers during conflict - The Saratogian

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:32

The Saratogian

Christmas was no holiday for soldiers during conflict
The Saratogian
The Army, wrote Corporal Martin Hogan “was a first rate caterer.” The 168th Infantry, from the Iowa National Guard, hosted 400 French children at a Christmas celebration in the village of Rimaucourt. Two American Soldiers dressed like Santa Claus gave ...

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Best of the Mess from Dec. 8, 1977 - “My life has gone by like a dream” - Aitkin Independent Age

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 12:09

Best of the Mess from Dec. 8, 1977 - “My life has gone by like a dream”
Aitkin Independent Age
Anderson's illness goes back to World War I. “I got mustard gas. At the time, they told me I had 10 years to live. I fooled them,” the 84-year-old Anderson said. “I'm okay now, but I don't work. TV takes all my time,” Anderson said as if he believed he ...

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Christmas stories 2017 - Times Colonist

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 10:44

Times Colonist

Christmas stories 2017
Times Colonist
Our family doctor at that time recognized and diagnosed his condition as Mustard Gas poisoning that had remained latent in his body from the First World War, until perhaps an insect had bitten him while working, and brought it all out. With my dad ...

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