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Thursday Afternoon
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/09/2010 18:21:30

Hey folks. I can't see today's entry, so I thought I'd throw a stublet out there just to see what was going on.

If it's me, you may ignore this and I'll delete it an some point.

Otherwise....what just happened here?

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4 comments (Latest Comment: 12/10/2010 03:30:27 by BobR)

Anonarchy
Author: Raine    Date: 12/09/2010 14:03:54

MLK once said that the arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice. We are here. We are your friends, co-workers, family members, and neighbors. We have no political affiliation. We have no national affiliation. We are the sum of the world's intellectual capacity made manifest in the desire for liberty. We are Anonymous.

Julian Assange's only crime is in turning on the kitchen lights to watch the cockroaches scatter. Now those same cockroaches have made him a prisoner of concience. This is unacceptable to Anonymous. All information, be it secret or public, sacred or profane is the right of every seeker in pursuit of truth. This pursuit was left to the roadside when the United States imposed it's self inflicted wound on the rest of the world as an excuse to crush free thought.

We do not want your corporate spoon fed talking points from your official 'news' outlets. They have no credibility with us any more. All of those who have a desire for truth have a friend in us. Julian Assange is one such friend. And for him we make this stand today by slapping you in the most painful pressure point you have....your money.

Unlike the misguided, misinformed, and under educated modern "tea party" movement in the United States, we are here in the name of liberty, freedom of thought, freedom of information, and governments that are beholden to their people and not the those who buy their elections.

We are Anonymous, we are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget.

Expect us.

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37 comments (Latest Comment: 12/10/2010 03:32:11 by BobR)

WikiLeaks - Coming to a Theatre Near You
Author: BobR    Date: 12/08/2010 05:03:12

We've all enjoyed the James Bond (and Austin Powers) movies, telling ourselves that while there is a certain amount of cloak and dagger going on in the real world, for the most part there are no "super villains" nor "super spies" and the world of international espionage is fairly humdrum and plodding. The current WikiLeaks melodrama, however, seems to be a case of life imitating art imitating life. The stolen documents - published on WikiLeaks - and the man behind the site has all the makings of a blockbuster movie.
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23 comments (Latest Comment: 12/08/2010 20:06:13 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/07/2010 11:42:14

Good Morning.

Today is our 2,820th day in Iraq and our 3,348th day in Afghanistan.

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

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 4429
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4290
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3570
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 201
Since Operation New Dawn: 11

Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 318
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,414
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 830
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq: 1,487
Journalists - Iraq : 348
Academics Killed - Iraq: 448


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

$ 1, 117, 939, 000, 000 .00


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52 comments (Latest Comment: 12/07/2010 23:53:08 by Raine)

Monday Open Blog.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/06/2010 13:35:06

Trying to figure out what is really going on this morning.

Lot's of stuff -- and I would like to separate the Wheat from the Bullcrap. Be back in a few.
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45 comments (Latest Comment: 12/07/2010 01:50:11 by Scoopster)

Open
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/05/2010 15:26:23

Chat among yourselves. Had no internets today - now up, but slowwwwww. Plus, I've got to go Blogger Joe shopping.

:-D
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 12/06/2010 02:10:26 by BobR)

The Scout Law...of Unintended Consequences
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/04/2010 14:05:46

Good Morning!

Well, with DADT all over the news, let's take a look at the minor leagues.

Most of you know I've been a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America. Through the past century of the BSA's existence, it's been primarily a service organization, and we try our best to teach young men how to be productive members of society through character development, social responsibility, and a sense of what is 'right' and 'wrong'.

But since about the Vietnam Era, primarily because we wear a vaguely militaristic uniform, many people out there have derided the organization as a training ground for soldiers. I could write blogs about that, but we're not going there today.

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6 comments (Latest Comment: 12/05/2010 17:05:32 by BobR)

Walking the Talk
Author: BobR    Date: 12/03/2010 02:10:18

There's an old saying that goes "don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk". It goes right along with "put up or shut up" and "don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash". (okay - that last one is usually said in a '79 Camaro while wearing a Member's Only jacket, but I digress...). The Republicans have been doing a lot of talking. How are they walking? Let's check...
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58 comments (Latest Comment: 12/03/2010 21:41:24 by Raine)

So tell me what would you do?
Author: Raine    Date: 12/02/2010 13:16:39

"I think the minimum that we have to do right now for Americans that are struggling in unemployment in this economy is make sure that no American sees a tax increase. " - Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), 12/01/10


There it is friends. You can yell and scream all you want about how badly Obama is doing. You can call him an abject failure, and a sellout -- even a Nixonian conservative. I don't really care. But while you or your fellow progressive friends decide he isn't worthy of your support, try to keep in mind what he -- and ALL of us are up against.
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40 comments (Latest Comment: 12/03/2010 03:36:27 by livingonli)

Sneak Preview
Author: BobR    Date: 12/01/2010 03:41:10

It's been a month since the mid-term elections, and as the lame-duck Congress gets underway, we are getting a sneak preview of what we can expect for the next two years. There's been some talk of "bi-partisanship", but it's lip-service to a quaint notion in today's poisoned political atmosphere. Indignant outrage is the new black, and the Republicans (and some Democrats) are doing their best to be fashionable. Morass is on its way.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 12/01/2010 21:24:30 by livingonli)

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