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One hundred and twenty Marines were detailed to officer a force of twenty-six hundred Haitians.


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If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite's as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad.

If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite's as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad.



There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.



War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.



We must take the profit out of war.

We must take the profit out of war.



War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few. The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.

War like any other racket, pays high dividends to the very few. The cost of operations is always transferred to the people who do not profit.



I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.



Only those who would be called upon to risk their lives for their country should have the privilege of voting to determine whether the nation should go to war.

Only those who would be called upon to risk their lives for their country should have the privilege of voting to determine whether the nation should go to war.



Why don't those damn oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property-maybe a flag with a gas pump on it.

Why don't those damn oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property-maybe a flag with a gas pump on it.



I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a hlgh class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.

I spent thirty-three years in the Marines, most of my time being a hlgh class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.



War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.





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Anyone can take an adventure even if it's only in your own backyard. Let your imagination be your adventure and see where it takes you.

Anyone can take an adventure even if it's only in your own backyard. Let your imagination be your adventure and see where it takes you.



Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.



New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy.

New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy.



Real progress is progress in charity, all other advances being secondary thereto.

Real progress is progress in charity, all other advances being secondary thereto.



I would teach U.K. parents how to stop their children throwing litter. London is a beautiful city but its streets are disgusting.

I would teach U.K. parents how to stop their children throwing litter. London is a beautiful city but its streets are disgusting.



How could one be in this world without feeling dismayed by it? Even if one paints flowers and gingerbread.

How could one be in this world without feeling dismayed by it? Even if one paints flowers and gingerbread.



As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understnd the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure heardship and trial.

As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understnd the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure heardship and trial.



Nothing is a thing: it's nothing. So I can imagine a place where there's not even nothing.

Nothing is a thing: it's nothing. So I can imagine a place where there's not even nothing.



Cultivate the habit of being grateful... and ...give thanks continuously.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful... and ...give thanks continuously.



Never only exists in your head. Anything is possible.

Never only exists in your head. Anything is possible.




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