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I wear This Uniform
Author: TriSec    Date: 02/13/2016 13:51:48

Good Morning.

Well, you're all not really my target audience for this one today. I will be doing a rare thing and I'll tootle my own horn and pass this along to the book of face.

February 8, 2016 was the 106th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America. In the days following, there have been a number of stories circulating around the Book of Face asking the same thing - Is Scouting still relevant?.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 02/13/2016 22:58:01 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 02/12/2016 13:46:43

Its going to be cold this weekend folk, bundle up!

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21 comments (Latest Comment: 02/12/2016 19:44:12 by BobR)

Total disconnect
Author: Raine    Date: 02/11/2016 14:25:49

The GOP insanity continues. On Tuesday, President Obama released the final budget of his presidency. On cue, the Freedom Caucus Tea Party Lunatics decided they were going to do things their way, ignoring long standing traditions and ignoring the new Speaker of the House
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17 comments (Latest Comment: 02/11/2016 21:01:21 by Raine)

Get The Lead Out
Author: BobR    Date: 2016-02-10 12:22:16

The Flint Michigan water crisis is bringing to the forefront something we rarely think about - the effect of lead on the human body. It almost seems anachronistic these days. Humans have known about the problems of lead poisoning for centuries, way longer than we've understood germs, or the basic structure of the solar system. It's amazing that despite knowing the problems for over a millennium that we done so little to eliminate its dangers from our lives, simply because it is so useful. We used lead in paint to brighten the colors and lead in gasoline to enhance the octane ratings. We finally smartened up and eliminated lead from paint in 1978 and from gasoline in 1985.

That's why it's so maddening that due to cutting corners to save on costs, the people of Flint, Michigan have been poisoned by their elected (and appointed) leaders. It's worse than that, though.
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 02/10/2016 20:24:56 by BobR)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 02/09/2016 11:18:14

Good Morning.

Let's talk about dogs this morning. Many of us have furrier four-footed friends about the house. As "Man's Best Friend", they've been companions, beasts of burden, and dogs of war for untold centuries, if not millennia.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 02/09/2016 20:45:55 by Mondobubba)

Established
Author: Raine    Date: 02/08/2016 14:06:30

As I was looking over the many different issues of the morning, and recovering from seeing a human animal hybrid last night, I came across an article that helped me see things in a perspective that I wasn't able to do before.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 02/08/2016 19:15:25 by Will in Chicago)

The Last Weekend
Author: TriSec    Date: 02/06/2016 12:56:24

Good Morning.

So New England finally has some snow. I don't think we actually have that much on the ground, looks like about 6 inches from my warm chair here. But it was the heavy, wet kind. Driving home from the store last night, I saw trees down on nearly every street, and there was also a lane blocked on I-90 eastbound in Framingham with an entire tree.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 02/08/2016 01:18:27 by livingonli)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 02/05/2016 14:19:53

Home today and lost track of time this morning - sorry about that.

Look, Bei Bei trying to climb a tree!
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 02/05/2016 22:45:20 by TriSec)

Stop doing their work.
Author: Raine    Date: 02/04/2016 14:13:15

There is n't much that I have to say today.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 02/04/2016 22:33:49 by BobR)

One Down - 49 To Go
Author: BobR    Date: 02/03/2016 14:06:55

It's been a couple days since the Iowa caucuses, and the results will depend upon whom you talk to. On the Republican side, Ted Cruz won, but really - Marco Rubio won because he beat expectations. Trump lost, but gave an uncharacteristic nice concession "speech". On the Democratic side, Clinton won, even though it was pretty much a tie, but actually Sanders won because he too beat expectations. If your head is spinning, it's because of all the spin coming from the campaigns and their supporters.

The results on the Republican side were fairly definitive. There was no real controversy with the results, nor with the process used to create them. The Democratic side, however, is a whole 'nuther story...
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 02/03/2016 21:44:33 by Raine)

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