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Author: Raine    Date: 06/13/2018 13:13:16

So, yesterday we went to the DC Capitals Stanley cup parade and it was incredible.

Of course, jokes were overhead about the size of the crowd comparing to a certain squatter in the White House. It really did seem much larger than the 100,000+ people that were estimated to be there. The people of the region were electrified, providing a joyful release from the swampy bubble we have had to endure since January 2016.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 06/13/2018 20:07:16 by Mondobubba)

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Author: TriSec    Date: 06/12/2018 09:54:03

Good Morning.

Since I'm a day late and a dollar short here in the AAV offices, I was reading the Sunday Globe yesterday afternoon. I ran across an interesting take on the role of the military in modern society.

Consider for a moment the ongoing schism between red and blue states. I don't think we can call it an ideological divide anymore - this is becoming a vast fissure dividing communities, families, and businesses. Reversing the trend seems to be beyond the efforts of mere citizens like you and me.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 06/12/2018 21:00:22 by livingonli)

Now is not the time to be silent
Author: Raine    Date: 06/11/2018 13:18:54

It is vitally important that you bookmark and print this article out so people can see it. Share it widely. I posted it on my Facebook page and hope you will as well.
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19 comments (Latest Comment: 06/11/2018 20:20:41 by Mondobubba)

Friday Mixed Bag
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/08/2018 12:53:38

Just a reminder - Eagles and tRumps do not mix.


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33 comments (Latest Comment: 06/08/2018 22:12:08 by TriSec)

Disrespecting the Flag
Author: BobR    Date: 06/07/2018 13:18:42

Starting with the 2016 football season, there was a lot of hubbub over players "taking a knee" during the national anthem. The reactions were divided along ideological lines. Despite all the information available out there, there is still plenty of outrage and doubling down. Let's take a closer look.

This started with the apparent ramping up of lethal violence by police against citizens of color, often those who were innocent or guilty of only the mildest of infractions (selling cigarettes, traffic infractions). The Black Lives Matter movement sprung up in response (which in and of itself generated and continues to generate loud arguments). In a show of support San Francisco 49s quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to sit on the bench, because he felt that the generally unsung verses to the Star Spangled Banner supported - rather than condemned - the treatment of non-whites as less than human.
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24 comments (Latest Comment: 06/07/2018 21:29:36 by Will in Chicago)

June 6, 1944
Author: Raine    Date: 06/06/2018 13:06:58

Today is D-Day, the day American and Allied Troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin what would ultimately be the defeat of the Nazi plague in Europe.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 06/06/2018 20:08:38 by TriSec)

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Author: TriSec    Date: 06/05/2018 09:50:32

Good Morning.

Or, "Tule Lake 2.0"
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17 comments (Latest Comment: 06/05/2018 21:06:56 by Mondobubba)

Access Denied
Author: Raine    Date: 06/04/2018 13:07:34

Good Morning!

I don't have much this morning as we spent most of yesterday driving up to the mountains of Pennsylvania to see an old friend of ours and then drove back. Largely the day seemed to be about the circus called the Giuliani show. Coming home, this story broke and I am still processing it.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 06/04/2018 20:06:42 by Mondobubba)

Velveeta Answers Your Questions
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 06/03/2018 14:37:33

It's time once again for Velveeta to answer questions that have been piling up in the ol' "inbox". Here's one that's been in the news lately:

Dear Vel, Do you think people should be able to use the word cunt? Vicki F. Michigan
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 06/04/2018 12:59:48 by BobR)

I drive a bus.
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/02/2018 10:43:26

Good Morning.

I make my living piloting one of these through the streets of Boston.


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