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Building a movement
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2016-04-14 08:04:27

An old cliche states that Rome was not built in a day. Neither is a political movement.

I would argue that we are seeing reactions to rising income inequality and a feeling among many Americans that George Carlin was right on at least some level when he made the following statement: "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it."

The rise of a progressive movement in the Democratic Party seems to be a reaction to this frustration. Meanwhile, many Republicans are turning to a billionaire reality show star who sometimes spouts populist rhetoric about money in politics while denigrating entire categories of human beings.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/14/2016 17:10:27 by Will in Chicago)

Wither the GOP?
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 04/13/2016 05:22:47

Will Rogers, famous pundit and wit of the 1920s, was noted for having said "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."

If only Will Rogers could see today's Republican party, which is fracturing even more than the Titanic did after its run-in with an iceberg. The results of this year's political chaos is leading to events that no pundit would have predicted a year ago
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 04/13/2016 19:41:43 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/12/2016 10:10:00

Good Morning.

Join me in the TARDIS for a moment this morning, won't you?

We're going to an overseas airbase. There's been an increase in deployment of an iconic Cold-War era warplane; B-52 bombers are being deployed to strike at an elusive enemy, perhaps as a means to end their capability to strike at our soldiers overseas, or indeed Americans at home.
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8 comments (Latest Comment: 04/12/2016 20:47:21 by wickedpam)

Stub :)
Author: wickedpam    Date: 04/11/2016 13:20:53

Monday Stub

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9 comments (Latest Comment: 04/12/2016 00:21:50 by wickedpam)

The NIMBY you know
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/09/2016 12:39:34

Good Morning.

Time for our first day on the pitch this season, so naturally we're going to dress for January Camp to sit outdoors for an hour. Ah, spring.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 04/11/2016 12:42:29 by trojanrabbit)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 04/08/2016 13:04:03

Happy Friday, geez its been a long week!

Today I'd like to feature what seems to be a pretty amazing kid. Hilde Kate Lysiak What ever she plans on for her future I bet she will be amazing!
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 04/08/2016 19:12:22 by trojanrabbit)

Safety Blog
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/07/2016 10:33:28

Hi all. Wasn't sure if anyone was covering today, so I thought I'd get this out there.
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The Year in Hate: A review of 2015
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2016-04-07 10:37:54

The current presidential election has shown us much – good and bad – about life in the U.S. One of the worst aspects of life in the past year has been a rise in the number of hate groups in our nation. Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report called “The Year in Hate 2015.”

Yet despite the growing number of extremist groups, the SLPC reports some successes in opposing hate. One thing that I think helps create opposition to hatred is that we can now document incidents such as the attack on a protester by Donald Trump supporters. The Internet and social media now makes it easy to share reports of hateful incidents and rally people to oppose those who advocate hatred of others
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 04/07/2016 15:17:43 by Will in Chicago)

Wednesday stub
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 04/06/2016 13:32:48

Hi, everyone.

I worked up a blog last night, saved it repeatedly and it should have appeared. Any idea on how to get it to appear
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 04/06/2016 17:59:48 by Mondobubba)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/05/2016 10:02:27

Good Morning.

I briefly stalked our airborne bloggers last night - they are on the ground in Paris! (And they had a whale of a tailwind - the flight graph shows many hours of them flirting with Mach 1, or 660 mph at FL370)

But on to the business at hand.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 04/05/2016 20:29:53 by Mondobubba)

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