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Recently, Jon Stewart and John Feal, 9/11 responder, Founder and President of the FealGood Foundation Outreach And Education Program filmed a video with NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the 9/11 Memorial Museum about 9/11 health benefits to raise awareness for the World Trade Center Health Program. ‪#‎WTCHP‬http://www.cdc.gov/wtc/index.html

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan’s Heroes" had five Jewish actors, the four “NAZI’s” were actually American Veterans of WWII and the French POW was actually interned in concentration camp and almost died there.

 Werner Klemperer joined the United States Army to serve in World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, he joined the Army’s Special Services unit, spending the next years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops.

 Klemperer won two Emmy Awards for his role as the bumbling, cowardly and self-serving Kommandant of Luft Stalag 13.
Klemperer, conscious that he would be playing the role of a German officer during the Nazi regime, agreed to the part only on the condition that Klink would be portrayed as a fool who never succeeded.

Robert Clary “LeBeau” was born Robert Widerman in Paris in 1926, the youngest of fourteen children.
 He was deported to the Nazi concentration camps in 1942 but miraculously was liberated from Buchenwald in 1945, the only one of thirteen deported family members to survive.

John Banner “Sgt Schultz” was born in Vienna, Austria. Because of his Jewish heritage, he was transported to a concentration camp before being released out of occupied Germany. Fortunately for him, Banner’s time in the concentration camp was during the early stages of Nazi rule, when Jewish extermination policies were not yet fully implemented.

In 1938, Banner, a trim 180 pounds, worked with an acting troupe in Switzerland and found out he could not return to his native Austria because he was a Jew. He immigrated to the United States and, though unable to speak a word of English, was hired as a Master of Ceremonies. Banner learned his words phonetically and soon mastered the English language. From 1942 to 1945, Banner served in the U. S. Army Air Force.

Leon Askin (September 18, 1907 — June 3, 2005) was an Austrian actor who played “General Albert Burkhalter”  from 1965 to 1971.
 He was born Leon Aschkenasky in Vienna, Austria to a Jewish family during the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Leon wanted to become an actor from an early age, and appeared on stage for the first time in 1926. After an audition before Walter Bruno Iltz, he performed in Düsseldorf, Germany from 1928 until 1933 when he was removed by the National Socialists or Nazis, because he was Jewish. During his time in Düsseldorf, he mainly performed for the Dumont Playhouse. In April, 1933, he was arrested by the SA and was later beaten up by members of the SS. It was from this beating that he got the prominent scar that can be seen on his face. After his release from jail, he moved to Paris, France.

While in Paris, he, along with several other immigrants, started a political cabaret called the Künstlerclub Paris-Vienne. It was very successful. In 1935, he returned to Vienna, where he helped form the ABC Theatre, where he worked as a cabaret artist and director. In this position, he helped to launch the career of the writer Jura Soyfer, among others. As a highly versatile stage actor, he was well-known as “the man of a thousand faces.”

He lived happily in Vienna until the German “Anschluss” the union between Germany and Austria of 1938, returning to Paris after a narrow escape. After France’s declaration of war against Germany in September, 1939, Leon, along with other refugees from the Nazi’s regime, was placed in an interment camp by the French government. He was eventually released and in early 1940 moved to the United States. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Leon joined the U.S. Army, becoming a member of the Army Air Corps. During the war, Leon wrote The Orientation Digest, which provided information for soldiers who were being sent overseas, changed his last name to Askin and became a US citizen. He served in the European Theater of Operations, ending the war with the rank of Technical Sergeant. He learned after the war that his parents had died in the Treblinka extermination camp.

Howard Caine (January 2, 1926 — December 28, 1993) was an American actor Gestapo officer, “Major Wolfgang Hochstetter”.
Caine was born in Nashville, Tennessee into a Jewish family. At the age of 13, his family moved to New York City. After his family’s arrival in New York, he began to study acting, where he learned to erase his southern accent, while also learning 32 foreign and American accents. After serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II, he continued his studies at The School of Drama of Columbia University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

John Banner once said, “Who’s more qualified to make fun of Nazis than us Jews?”Our Greatest Generation

The picture is of the five first line US nuclear carriers docked together in one place.

Just like Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor , December 7, 1941.

This picture was taken in February 2014 in Norfolk , Virginia. Obama ordered 5 nuclear carriers into harbor for “routine” (?) inspections. Heads of the Navy were flabbergasted by the directive but had to comply as it was a direct order from their Commander-in-Chief.

The carriers were all pulled out from the MIDDLE EAST and the Afghanistan support role leaving our land forces naked and exposed without the air support needed to carry out their missions.

NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2014). This is the first time since WWII that five aircraft carriers were docked together. (These are all nuclear carriers).USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69),
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77),
USS Enterprise (CVN 65),
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75),
and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

These are all in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station.

Knowledgeable sources stated that this breached a long standing military
protocol in the Navy meant to avoid a massive enemy strike on major US forces.

(U..S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released).

This ordering of most of the Navy’s capitol ships into one place is unprecedented since Pearl Harbor!
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The following is a list of our military elite who have been dismissed or fired under Obama

Commanding Generals fired:
� General John R. Allen - U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
� Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star) - U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
� Major General Michael Carey (2 Star) - U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct. 2013)
� Colonel James Christmas - U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
� Major General Peter Fuller U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
� Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus - U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
� General Carter F. Ham - U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
� Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon Jr. (3 Star) - U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
� Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan - U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
� General James Mattis - U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
� Colonel Daren Margolin - U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
� General Stanley McChrystal - U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
� General David D. McKiernan - U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
� General David Petraeus - Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and
Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
� Brigadier General Bryan Roberts - U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
� Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant - U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
� Colonel Eric Tilley - U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
� Brigadier General Bryan Wampler - U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013
Commanding Admirals fired:
� Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette - U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
� Vice Admiral Tim Giardina (3 Star, demoted to 2 Star) - U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
� Captain David Geisler - U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
� Commander Laredo Bell - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs , NY (Aug 2011)
� Lieutenant Commander Kurt - Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
� Commander Nathan Borchers - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
� Commander Robert Brown - U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story , VA (Aug 2011)
� Commander Andrew Crowe - Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
� Captain Robert Gamberg - Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
� Captain Rex Guinn - U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
� Commander Kevin Harms - U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
� Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin - U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
� Captain Owen Honors - U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
� Captain Donald Hornbeck - U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
� Rear Admiral Ron Horton - U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
� Commander Etta Jones - U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
� Commander Ralph Jones - Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
� Commander Jonathan Jackson - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl
Vinson (Dec 2011)
� Captain Eric Merrill - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
� Captain William Mosk - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
� Commander Timothy Murphy - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island , WA (Apr 2011)
� Commander Joseph Nosse - U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
� Commander Mark Olson - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
� Commander John Pethel - Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
� Commander Karl Pugh - U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island , WA (Jul 2011)
� Commander Jason Strength - U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville , TN (Jul 2011)
� Captain Greg Thomas - U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
� Commander Mike Varney - U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
� Commander Jay Wylie - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012):
� Commander Alan C. Aber - Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
� Commander Derick Armstrong - U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
� Commander Martin Arriola - U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
� Captain Antonio Cardoso - U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
� Captain James CoBell - U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
� Captain Joseph E. Darlak - U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
� Captain Daniel Dusek - U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
� Commander David Faught - Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
� Commander Franklin Fernandez - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
� Commander Ray Hartman - U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
� Commander Shelly Hakspiel - Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
� Commander Jon Haydel - U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
� Commander Diego Hernandez - U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
� Commander Lee Hoey - U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
� Commander Ivan Jimenez - Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
� Commander Dennis Klein - U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
� Captain Chuck Litchfield - U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
� Captain Marcia Kim Lyons - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
� Captain Robert Marin - U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
� Captain Sean McDonell - U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL
(Nov 2012)
� Commander Corrine Parker - U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
� Captain Liza Raimondo - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River , MD (Jun 2012)
� Captain Jeffrey Riedel - Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
� Commander Sara Santoski - U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
� Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff - Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
� Commander Sheryl Tannahill - U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville , TN (Sep 2012)
� Commander Michael Ward - U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
� Captain Michael Wiegand - U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
� Captain Ted Williams - U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
� Commander Jeffrey Wissel - U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013):
� Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen - Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
� Reserve Captain Jay Bowman - U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix , NJ (Mar 2013)
� Captain William Cogar - U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
� Commander Steve Fuller - Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
� Captain Shawn Hendricks - Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
� Captain David Hunter - U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
� Captain Eric Johnson - U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval TrainingCenter, IL (2013)
� Captain Devon Jones - U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro , CA (July 2013)
� Captain Kevin Knoop - U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
� Lieutenant Commander Jack O'Neill - U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island , IL (Mar 2013)
� Commander Allen Maestas - Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
� Commander Luis Molina - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
� Commander James Pickens - Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
� Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice - U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
� Commander Michael Runkle - U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
� Commander Jason Stapleton - Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
� Commander Nathan Sukols - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
� Lieutenant Daniel Tyler - Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
� Commander Edward White - U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
� Captain Jeffrey Winter - U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
� Commander Thomas Winter - U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
� Commander Corey Wofford - U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the ‘purge’ of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? What is going on right now is absolutely crazy especially during a time of peace. Is there a deliberate attempt to reshape the military and remove those who don’t adhere to the proper 'viewpoints’ ? Does someone out there feel a need to get officers that won’t cooperate out of the way?

Throughout world history, whatever comes next after a military purge is never good. If this continues, what is the U.S. military going to look like in a few years? Perhaps you are reading this and you think that 'purge’ is too strong a word for what is taking place.

Well, just consider the following quotes from some very highly decorated retired officers:

Retired Army Major General Paul Vallely:
The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into fast and furious, Benghazi and Obamacare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.

Retired Army Major General Patrick Brady:
There is no doubt he (Obama) is intent on emasculating the military and will fire anyone who disagrees with him.

Retired Army Lt. General William G. Jerry Boykin:

Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause.

Retired Navy Captain Joseph John: I believe there are more than 137 officers who have been forced out or given bad evaluation reports so they will never make Flag (officer), because of their failure to comply to certain views.

A Pentagon official who asked to remain nameless, because they were not authorized to speak on the matter said: Even young officers, down through the ranks have been told not to talk about Obama or the politics of the White House. They are purging everyone and if you want to keep your job just keep your mouth shut. Now this trend appears to be accelerating.

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Editorial: Florida's climate challenge
The facts could not be clearer: Tidal flooding along the nation's coast is worsening, largely due to mankind's burning of fossil fuels, which is causing the oceans to rise at the fastest rate since the founding of ancient Rome. New scientific studies released this week underscore what residents of Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and the eastern seaboard already know. Greenhouse gases are threatening our coasts, homes, businesses and way of life. And as tens of millions deal with rising temperatures, the stakes only rise for political leaders and the public to address the changes in a meaningful way.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-floridas-climate-challenge/2266545

 Times EditorialEditorial: Florida’s climate challengeTuesday, February 23, 2016 5:50pm303303Print 11Associated Press (2014)A cyclist and vehicles negotiate flooded streets during a rainstorm in Miami Beach. As the primary author of a scientific study said: “It’s not the tide. It’s not the wind. It’s us.” Rising sea levels pose a threat far beyond the coast.The facts could not be clearer: Tidal flooding along the nation’s coast is worsening, largely due to mankind’s burning of fossil fuels, which is causing the oceans to rise at the fastest rate since the founding of ancient Rome. New scientific studies released this week underscore what residents of Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and the eastern seaboard already know. Greenhouse gases are threatening our coasts, homes, businesses and way of life. And as tens of millions deal with rising temperatures, the stakes only rise for political leaders and the public to address the changes in a meaningful way.The studies released this week echo a chorus of recent findings that paint the consequences of climate change in alarming and immediate terms. Scientists found that sea levels are likely rising faster than at any point in 28 centuries, and pointed to man-made warming as the likely cause of a sharp acceleration in sea levels in the past century. As the primary author of one of the two studies said: “It’s not the tide. It’s not the wind. It’s us."It’s also upon us. One study released this week calculated that three-fourths of the tidal flood days along the East Coast would not be occurring were it not for rising seas caused by man-made emissions. The co-author of the lead study released this week, published by the National Academy of Sciences, made the point that because warming is expected to continue, the jump in sea levels is only expected to accelerate — think feet, not inches, by century’s end. This dire situation is getting worse. And those closest to it see no end in sight.The research is coalescing around the grimmest of news. Last year was the hottest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed last month. Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001.As global temperatures have risen about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the 19th century, scientists are discovering how sensitive the ocean is to even tiny fluctuations in temperature. As sea levels rise for any combination of reasons, the warming from man-induced emissions takes an especially heavy toll, as seen in increasingly worse flooding in the coastal states.A report accompanying the sea level findings this week sought to tie the knot between emissions, warming, sea level rise and U.S. coastal flooding. It found, for example, that natural flooding in Mayport, near Jacksonville, in the 1950s and ‘60s gave gradual way to human-induced flooding, with researchers blaming 44 of the 45 flood days since 2005 on human causes.The message is clear: Humans caused this mess and now need to fix it. Rising sea levels pose a risk far beyond the coast, as salty seawater threatens the drinking water supplies for millions, just as rising temperatures from a warming climate threaten public health, the food chain and global stability.That’s why the simplest solution — a tax on carbon — needs to be on the table. It’s why state lawmakers need to quit toying with fracking and look for ways instead to reduce Florida’s need for fossil fuels. It’s why Florida’s congressional delegation needs to be an environmental leader; no place is threatened by rising seas more than this low-lying state, and the third-largest state should carry some clout. And it’s why the world community needs to commit to meet the climate change targets agreed to in December in Paris. If a rich nation like the United States can’t keep stormwater from bubbling up on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, what hope is there?Editorial: Florida’s climate challenge 02/23/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 5:53pm]
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5 Of Hitler's Worst Ideas You Didn't Know Came From America
We tend to think of Nazi Germany as the very antithesis of truth, justice, and the American way, but it turns out some of Hitler's awful ideas were inspired by American ideals.

5 Of Hitler’s Worst Ideas You Didn’t Know Came From AmericaBy

Melissa Dylan

December 07, 2015 626,234 views Viral

One of the USA’s greatest historical achievements was sending Captain America to punch Adolf Hitler square in the jaw. But what you may not know is that, prior to the U.S. tossing its military might in against the Axis powers, Hitler had a well-known obsession with all things American, from Coca-Cola to Mickey Mouse.

And although we tend to think of Nazi Germany as the very antithesis of truth, justice, and the American way, it turns out that some of the shittiest ideas lurking within the darkest corners of Hitler’s shitty evil brain were directly inspired by things he learned from relentlessly studying American culture. Basically, if Hitler is the Joker, America is the Batman who dropped him in a vat of ooze.

We’re not saying America was just as bad as the Nazis, or that Americans secretly caused the Holocaust. What we are saying is …

#5. The Nazi Propaganda Machine Was Borrowed From Various American Sources

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During the very earliest days of his rise to power, one of Hitler’s closest pals was Ernst “Putzi” Hanfstaengl. And we don’t mean “close” like “Hitler used to borrow Putzi’s lawnmower” close. We mean “close” like “Putzi once made fun of Hitler’s mustache” close, or “Putzi helped him edit Mein Kampf” close. Hell, they were “Putzi didn’t complain when Hitler wanted to bang his wife” close. That’s a better relationship than most of us have with anyone.

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“Take mein wife … please!”

Putzi was a Harvard grad who spent his college years pounding out fight songs on an upright piano at football pep rallies. Indeed, it was this ability to rile up a crowd via music that first ingratiated him with the future Fuehrer in 1923, when Putzi banged out some of his old football marches and sent Hitler prancing about his rundown Munich apartment in an awkward goosestep-dance [citation needed]. Once he calmed down, Hitler demanded that Putzi duplicate the style in penning the Third Reich’s official march tunes.

Compare the intros of these two songs. The first is the Harvard fight song; the second is a Nazi youth march written by Putzi:


Suddenly, the Harvard-Yale rivalry doesn’t seem so significant.

Not only that, but a document declassified by the CIA in 2001 revealed that the Indy-chilling “Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!” chant was a direct bastardization of cheerleaders chanting “Harvard! Harvard! Harvard! Rah! Rah! Rah!” Unfortunately for Putzi, however, Hitler’s need to convince the masses that genocide was the wave of the future soon outgrew peppy cheers and marching songs. Hitler needed an upgrade, and he found it in the form of Paul Joseph Goebbels, the Nazis’ Don Draper.

Goebbels is best known as the guy who gets shot entirely too many times at the end of Inglourious Basterds, but he was also the Nazis’ master of propaganda, which was legendarily effective. Where did he get the ideas that put the swastika on the map, and encouraged millions of people to be complicit and/or actively participate in mass murder? American advertising..

Coca-Cola
Slap some jackboots on Santa and swap out the Coca-Cola logo for a swastika, and you get the idea.

Goebbels learned everything he knew from Edward Bernays, an American public relations consultant known as “the father of public relations” (ironically, Bernays was also Jewish). Goebbelsdirectly cited Bernays’ book Crystallizing Public Opinion as his textbook for convincing the German people that the Jews were the source of all their misery and misfortune. Surely, American advertisers were so ashamed by what they’d wrought that they abandoned their Madison Avenue suites and burned their fancy neckties in disgrace, right?

Haha, not at all! In the early days of the Third Reich, American advertisers totally bragged about the effectiveness of the American-inspired German propaganda, because of course they did.

#4. Hitler’s Anti-Semitic Views Were Inspired By Henry Ford

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We’ve previously discussed how Henry Ford thought Nazis were the bee’s knees in the cat’s pajamas, but what we didn’t point out was just how much Ford’s own fucked-up worldview may have influenced the tenets of Nazism in the first place.

See, Henry Ford owned the Dearborn Independent, an anti-Semitic and conspiracy theory-laden newspaper distributed throughout his vast network (by which we mean he forced his car dealershipsto hand out his frothingly racist “newspaper” to anyone they could). Nowhere is Ford’s outlook on Jews clearer than in the essay “The Jewish Question – Fact or Fancy?,” which posited that, “The Jew has been too long accustomed to think of himself as exclusively the claimant on the humanitarianism of society.” Ford also once famously claimed that “The Jews are the scavengers of the world. Wherever there’s anything wrong with a country, you’ll find the Jews on the job there.”

via Detroit Jewish News
“… and don’t even get me started on the havoc they’ve wreaked on my fantasy baseball league.”

In the early 1920s, Ford collected four entire volumes of his batshittiest rantings and published them under the vague title The International Jew. Presumably mistaking this for a spy thriller, Hitler picked up a German translation of the book well before he ever began his own masterwork, Mein Kampf. As expected, Hitler fucking loved The International Jew, so much so that he straight-up plagiarized it. James Pool, author of Who Financed Hitler: The Secret Funding of Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1919-1933, pointed out that, “There is a great similarity between The International Jew and Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and some passages are so identical that it has been said Hitler copies directly from Ford’s publication.”

Of particular interest to Hitler were Ford’s ideas that the Jews were morally and mentally “defective,” along with his observation that Germany was the number two nation (the USA being number one) at risk of succumbing to Jewish domination. Hitler even kept a life-sized portrait of Henry Ford next to his desk like a fucking John Elway FatHead decal a full two years before his rise to chancellor. When a Detroit News reporter asked him why it was there, Hitler explained, “I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration.”

#3. Nazi Concentration Camps Were Modeled After The U.S. Indian Reservation System

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So let’s say you’re the leader of a great new nation, but to your dismay you find your hard-built country teeming with pesky undesirables whose singular goal is to uproot your carefully constructed society by mooching off welfare and stealing all the jobs you created for your own loyal citizenry. What do you do about it? Well, if you’re old timey America, you forcibly uproot thousands of Native Americans from their own homes and send them to “reservations,” which is a euphemism for “population control camps,” or, more specifically, “concentration camps.” Conditions at these camps were somewhat less than ideal, and that’s just for those Native Americans who didn’t die during the several-hundred mile trek to get to their new homes. Many more perished on the reservations due to a delightful combination of unsanitary living conditions and starvation. In some cases they weren’t allowed to leave (like prisoners) and were forced to work for hours (like labor camps) for no pay (like slaves).

via Wiki Commons
“‘This land is your land, this land is my land’. Hahaha, but seriously, this land is my land.”

Adolf “I know an evil idea when I see one” Hitler not only knew about these forced relocations and reservations, but actively studied the plans of Indian reservations such as Bosque Redondo, anddesigned his concentration camps based on what he’d learned. As John Toland wrote in his bookAdolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, “Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history.” In fact, Hitler so admired America’s approach to killing all the Indians that he “often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of