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Author: TriSec    Date: 09/08/2015 10:07:31

Good Morning.

Today is our 446th day back in Iraq.

There have been no new American casualties.

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

$ 1, 637, 934, 425, 000 .00

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27 comments (Latest Comment: 09/09/2015 01:55:50 by Will in Chicago)

Is this a joke?
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 09/06/2015 13:06:39

It's not funny enough that we have Donald Trump running for president; possibly the strangest act since Andy Kauffman's death. Today we learn of a protest of sorts held in Washington DC to honor the confederate flag. Again, this was held in Washington DC. Yep.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 09/06/2015 20:03:27 by AuntAzalea)

Cleared for landing
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/05/2015 12:44:51

Yeah, I've pretty much got nothing this weekend.

Let's get this on the ground in one piece, at least.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/04/2015 13:02:49

Couldn't pull together the threads was what I wanted to write about ( the new selfishness of the American people and their Don't Tread on Me flags they appropriated so they could tread all over other people) but I'm having a hard time.

So instead enjoy this.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 09/04/2015 17:11:06 by TriSec)

crazy train, or just normal?
Author: Raine    Date: 09/03/2015 13:03:06

The GOP is apparently going to get the **ump to sign a loyalty pledge today.
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57 comments (Latest Comment: 09/03/2015 23:11:52 by trojanrabbit)

The March of the Anti-s
Author: BobR    Date: 09/02/2015 14:29:50

This past Friday, Raine and I went to see Lizz Winstead as she brought her Lady Parts Justice program to the Black Cat in DC. It's a serious look at the anti-abortion movement, wrapped in comedy and a little pathos. Eight women came to the stage and described their abortion experience, destroying the pre-conceived notions that the anti-abortion crusaders wish to sell to advance their horrible agenda.

Part of the underlying message, perhaps not overtly spelled out, is that controlling the message is important. We're not "pro-abortion", we're pro-choice and pro-women's health, and pro-women's autonomy over their own bodies. They are not "pro-life", they are anti-choice. The Lady Parts Justice team kept referring to them as "anti-s", which I think should be the norm for everyone going forward. I will never refer to them as pro-lifers again.
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23 comments (Latest Comment: 09/02/2015 20:35:08 by BobR)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/01/2015 09:36:51

Good Morning.

Today is our 439th day back in Iraq.

There were two recent casualties in Afghanistan - US soldiers serving with NATO were killed by a gunman dressed in an Afghan army uniform.

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Two NATO service members were killed Wednesday in southern Afghanistan after coming under fire from men wearing the uniforms of Afghan security forces.

NATO service members fired back, killing the attackers, the organization's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

It didn't disclose the identities of the service members who were killed, saying that would be left to the relevant national authorities.

Afghan and NATO officials are still looking into the circumstances of the firefight, which took place early Wednesday at an Afghan security forces compound in the southern province of Helmand, the Resolute Support statement said.

It wasn't immediately clear if the attackers were members of the Afghan security forces or had obtained the uniforms by other means.

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28 comments (Latest Comment: 09/02/2015 03:34:04 by Will in Chicago)

Can you move mountains?
Author: Raine    Date: 08/31/2015 13:37:36

Maybe, maybe not but you can give it back its heritage. And that is just what the President did yesterday.
On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would restore the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, currently called Mount McKinley, to Denali. The move, which comes in advance of the President’s trip to Alaska, was described as a show of respect to Native Americans and the original name they gave to the peak.

The name of the mountain was officially changed from Denali to Mount McKinley in 1917, at the suggestion of a gold prospector. William McKinley, who never visited Alaska, was America’s 25th president. Naming the mountain after McKinley, seemingly at random, was viewed by many as an expression of cultural imperialism.

But not everyone was happy about the change back.[/Quote
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35 comments (Latest Comment: 08/31/2015 18:51:58 by Raine)

It's been ten years.
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/29/2015 12:53:23

Hard to believe.


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3 comments (Latest Comment: 08/30/2015 02:00:19 by Raine)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 08/28/2015 12:52:41

Jimmy Kimmel has put together an ad for the Trump campaign. One that gives a some idea what the future might look like. If one based their future on vague generalities that is.

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29 comments (Latest Comment: 08/28/2015 19:50:28 by Mondobubba)

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