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Author: Raine    Date: 11/26/2015 15:52:51

Author: Raine    Date: 11/26/2015 13:54:28

Thanksgiving-eve Temp stub
Author: BobR    Date: 11/25/2015 13:56:19

Moving a little slowly this morning. Blog to be forthcoming...
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 11/25/2015 19:31:43 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/24/2015 11:09:07

Good Morning.

We'll start today right in my own backyard. We've been keeping tabs on the ongoing VA care crisis for a while here at AAV. Most of the trouble seemed to have started out in Arizona, but no place in the country is immune from the problems. Our local TV station of record (WCVB, Channel 5) has uncovered some disturbing issues right here in Boston.
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17 comments (Latest Comment: 11/24/2015 20:08:25 by trojanrabbit)

There were Heroes.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/23/2015 14:11:02

Vice will be airing an interview with the band, Eagles of Death Metal and their experience at the Bataclan night club the night of the paris attacks. this is the preview:
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21 comments (Latest Comment: 11/23/2015 18:20:52 by livingonli)

Author: velveeta jones    Date: 11/22/2015 14:40:37

I'm pretty sick and tired of hearing from the GOP and quite a few blue dog Dems, on the reasons we shouldn't help refugees. I've heard the victims of this bloody war called "rabid dogs" and even compared to foods (peanuts and grapes). I'm disgusted by it.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 11/23/2015 00:35:05 by TriSec)

Guineas, Goldens, and a Gentoo.
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/21/2015 13:43:38

Good Morning.

So I'm no Dr. Seuss, so there isn't even a rhyme to go with this. Maybe a Haiku?

A week of darkness
yet life must go forward
these will distract you.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/21/2015 18:33:35 by BobR)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/20/2015 14:20:07

Although I hate to repeat myself, I just want to remind everyone of the 1st Rule of the Internet - DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS SECTION. It's heartbreaking and makes you angry and depressed. This has been a bad week to break that rule.
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9 comments (Latest Comment: 11/20/2015 20:39:39 by Raine)

How Did We Get Here? Where Do We Go Now?
Author: Raine    Date: 11/19/2015 14:01:44

This five minute video explains it all very succinctly, there are no good guys in this story.

There are, however many innocent victims. They are the people begging to leave their country to survive.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 11/19/2015 21:03:35 by Mondobubba)

The Myths of the Syrian Refugees
Author: BobR    Date: 2015-11-18 11:55:09

The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday have triggered a lot of reactions across the planet. In Paris, the reactions have been reminiscent of how New Yorkers reacted after 9/11: "screw them - we are going to get back to normal". And - like after 9/11 - the reactions elsewhere range from panic to insane revenge fantasies. Worst of all is the xenophobic anti-Muslim anti-refugee attitude of too many of my fellow Americans.

Before the smoke had even cleared, there were immediate declarations that the attackers must have come with the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria. That has proven to be not true thus far. All of the those involved who have been positively identified were French or Belgian nationals. There was a Syrian passport found at one site, but those investigating this believe it was stolen or fake.
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 11/18/2015 20:36:11 by Mondobubba)

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