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The Moral Authority
Author: BobR    Date: 12/10/2014 13:51:56

America has a lot of pride and self-confidence. We just know we're the best country in the world, because: freedom. We look at ourselves as that gleaming beacon on the hill, an example set for the rest of the world to follow. We admire self-reliance and eschew government dependence. We consider ourselves to be just and moral.

Most Americans had only a superficial familiarity with Islam prior to 9/11. The Middle East was very far away, and we thought of it in a more abstract way. It was only after the day we were attacked on our own soil did we strive to educate ourselves. What we held onto was all of the those things common to the religion and culture that were alien to us. We looked down our noses at them like they were savages. They made their women wear burqas, they bombed those who didn't believe their religion, they were positively medieval when it came to torture and execution.
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39 comments (Latest Comment: 12/10/2014 21:33:34 by wickedpam)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/09/2014 11:05:07

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,811th day in Afghanistan, and our 173rd day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,353
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127
There have been 3 casualties in our return to Iraq.

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 586, 737, 125, 000. 00

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48 comments (Latest Comment: 12/09/2014 21:39:02 by Raine)

Imagination
Author: Raine    Date: 12/08/2014 14:00:00

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30 comments (Latest Comment: 12/08/2014 21:34:14 by Raine)

Anti American Race Baiters
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/07/2014 15:41:58

Velveeta has had it with these protesters; they are cutting into the important Christmas season where we shop at big box stores to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
And yet there they are, throwing trash in the streets, chanting, and just putting on bad displays of anger all over our great country.
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4 comments (Latest Comment: 12/08/2014 15:30:16 by Scoopster)

A matter of degree
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/06/2014 12:38:30

Death.

It comes for us all. Like Ben Franklin said, the only things certain in this world are death and taxes.

While we all know it will happen, knowing where, when, or how are all things that cannot be known. For some, it is disease, or age, or trauma....but horribly, many come at the hands of our fellow man.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 12/06/2014 17:04:21 by Raine)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 12/05/2014 13:36:53

No time to write this morning so here's a vid compliments of Bobber that feels just a little wrong.

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30 comments (Latest Comment: 12/05/2014 20:17:07 by wickedpam)

It matters. It matters deeply.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/04/2014 14:14:55

There are few words for what I am seeing in this nation. Earlier this year Bob wrote two distinct blogs, One titled Cop Killers and on titled Killer Cops.
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46 comments (Latest Comment: 12/05/2014 02:17:28 by TriSec)

Can't We All Just Get Along?
Author: BobR    Date: 12/03/2014 12:24:54

For the last four years, Republicans in Congress have worked hard at not working, and worked even harder to ensure that government doesn't work. After trying and failing to make President Obama a one-term president, they've ensured nothing of value made it to his desk for signature. They have been labeled the "Do Nothing Congress" and obstructionist. Naturally, they mostly got re-elected and then some.
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43 comments (Latest Comment: 12/03/2014 22:10:46 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/02/2014 11:11:40

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,804th day in Afghanistan, and our 167th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing war, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,350
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127

There has been a third casualty in our return to Iraq, but it's unclear if he was heading for a combat mission at this time.

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 584, 967, 400, 000 .00

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15 comments (Latest Comment: 12/02/2014 22:07:26 by Raine)

Saw the morning papers, but I could not bear to see.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/01/2014 14:09:42

If you can’t speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that’s so unjust
Your eyes are filled with dead men’s dirt, your mind is filled with dust
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood
it must refuse to flow
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan
But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live

The Death Of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan

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