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Author: TriSec    Date: 09/06/2016 09:39:37

Good Morning.

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend.

As a product of hopefully American Labor, let's take a look at a couple of equipment and gear stories today. Of course, we'll start with my favourite whipping post, the "Flying Turd". Despite what you may have heard recently about it being combat-ready, there's still evidence to the contrary.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 09/07/2016 01:10:04 by Scoopster)

Surrogate Mark Burns
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 09/04/2016 14:08:38

Pastor Mark Burns is one of Donald Trumps major African American supporters and surrogates. He's not "the one" but he is one of many several few blacks that want to Make America Great Again™
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 09/04/2016 14:27:10 by AuntAzalea)

A double standard before God
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/03/2016 12:48:14

Good Morning.

I saw the briefest of memes on Facebook the other day, and it literally stopped me in my tracks. It was somewhat out of context, but it got me thinking, and I thought I'd try to expand upon it a little bit today.

When was the last time you saw a nun? I mean a traditional, old-school, scary nun?

Even if you're not Catholic, you could probably identify her at a distance, and merely by her look, dress, and attitude you probably even know how to behave around such a pious person.

But think about this - a nun dresses like that for a multitude of reasons.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/02/2016 12:50:41

In honor of Gene Wilder, who will always be the only Willy Wonka to me.





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9 comments (Latest Comment: 09/02/2016 18:42:23 by Will in Chicago)

Not illegal
Author: Raine    Date: 09/01/2016 13:34:57

Illegal is a term from criminal case law. A human being is not illegal. They may be undocumented and in violation of civil law but people are not illegal. If a person. (documented, naturalized or citizen by birth) breaks criminal law, they pay a fine or face a jury. This is basic stuff. Undocumented people aren't coming over the border in the fashion that the GOP nominee would have you believe -- if you were to believe the hyperbole, one would be led to the belief that it is of locust-like proportions. They are here, they have families and lives deeply entrenched in this nation. Getting here isn't as easy as the GOP would have you believe. Read this account from a high school child.
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25 comments (Latest Comment: 09/01/2016 19:56:19 by Raine)

The Candidacy as Greek Tragedy
Author: BobR    Date: 08/31/2016 13:11:26

Since the time of Greek Tragedy, we have been warned of the dangers of hubris. It's a simmering stew of pride, narcissism, and stubbornness that causes the hubristic to crash headlong into dire fates, ignoring the warnings along the way, assuming ones self to be immune to the consequences. There's a saying "Pride goeth before a fall", which fits into this same description. It also seems to be befitting of Candidate tRump.

As Citizen tRump, he was able to do all sorts of "business" without attracting a lot of attention. Sure, he'd splash his name all over everything like a dog marking his territory, but after a while people just shook their heads and chalked it up to "Trump being Trump". He was a ridiculous figure, one who bragged about his business acumen, while privately filing bankruptcies and quietly walking away from his many failures with whatever shekels he could stash in his sack.
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Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/30/2016 10:26:04

Good Morning.

I've got a couple of things from Afghanistan last week. You surely heard that another US soldier has been killed. When the story broke, there were few details, but now he has a name. Which we'll pause to remember, as the news instantly disappeared from the headlines a day later.
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 08/30/2016 23:55:18 by wickedpam)

putting up a stub.
Author: Raine    Date: 08/29/2016 13:13:07

Still floating around the internets....
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 08/30/2016 01:40:58 by Will in Chicago)

Saturday Open
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/27/2016 12:17:51

It's the end of the summer already.

Soccer camp started this week, and Waltham is back to school next Wednesday.

And on we go into the best part of the year.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/10/12/article-1316218-0B6B6117000005DC-996_634x406.jpg

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Fierce Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 08/26/2016 12:57:21

Hold my medals while I put this over the plate....

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_960w/2010-2019/Wires/Images/2016-08-24/Getty/594877388.jpg&w=480

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8 comments (Latest Comment: 08/26/2016 16:23:54 by Raine)

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