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Three nights of decent sleep.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/30/2014 13:16:28

and right now, as much as I want to write a blog, sleep is very important me.
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32 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2014 22:15:41 by Will in Chicago)

American Greatness Explodes Upon Takeoff
Author: BobR    Date: 10/29/2014 11:50:34

About a month back, I wrote a blog lamenting that America no longer did Big Things. In the 60s, as the Cold War ramped up, JFK exhorted us to go to the moon. It was meant to be a symbolic show of the superiority of Capitalism and Democracy over Communism and Authoritarianism. Ultimately, it was an exercise that gave us a lot of jobs and scientific innovation. The space program was a series of steps - from the one man capsules of Mercury, to the two man capsules of Gemini, to the 3 men capsules of Apollo.

After going to the moon seemed to become almost quaint, the Apollo program quietly died, and was replaced by the Space Shuttle. That was meant to be a reusable workhouse, transporting astronauts and cargo to build and maintain a laboratory in permanent earth orbit. It succeeded in its task. However, it too became the victim of its own stagnation, and an increasingly tight-fisted economic mindset that no longer saw the program as a necessity, but simply a costly line item for our nation's budget.
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29 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2014 00:13:46 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/28/2014 10:26:41

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,769th day in Afghanistan, and our 131st day back 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: 2,349
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,127

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

$ 1, 576, 050, 550, 000 .00

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64 comments (Latest Comment: 10/28/2014 21:55:23 by Raine)

Monday
Author: Raine    Date: 10/27/2014 13:10:58

Just Read Vel's Blog from Yesterday.
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25 comments (Latest Comment: 10/27/2014 19:08:37 by Raine)

We Interrupt this Blog...
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/26/2014 14:59:33

Well, this is just swell. As if we weren't already living in fear and anger over the Ebola epidemic that is spreading across the country thanks to Obama and his Obamacare. Now we have this story in today's New York Times.
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Stubby Saturday
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/25/2014 12:49:27

Yep. I got nuthin'.

So here's a picture of a cow eating grass:
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 10/25/2014 23:17:58 by BobR)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 10/24/2014 13:17:54

As the keeper of the Friday blog let me apologize for being so slack in content. Sometimes inspiration strikes and sometimes your brain only wants puppy cuteness.

But seeing as next Friday is Halloween let me introduce you to something that's equal parts cute, disturbing and a little terrifying...

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43 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2014 20:35:11 by Will in Chicago)

Good Morning!
Author: Raine    Date: 10/23/2014 13:39:08

I actually had a decent sleep last night. Here is the result: a Stu
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45 comments (Latest Comment: 10/24/2014 00:40:38 by Scoopster)

Priorities, Priorities
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-10-22 10:24:31

If you've turned on the news recently, you'd think there was an ebola epidemic occurring here in America. Every news cycle supplies breathless new updates about the 3 - count 'em 3 - people in the U.S. that contracted ebola. Apparently the pet dog of one of the patients has been cleared, though, so that's good news.

The ebola "crisis" supplants the previous must-do-something-now urgency of the situation in the Middle East with ISIL. Despite the lack of coverage, they are still there, and they are still doing horrific things, but no Americans have been executed recently (at least - not over there. Texas may be a different story), so there's been "nothing to report". Sure they've gotten their hands on American armaments meant for the Kurds (or taken from retreating Iraqi troops), but hey - that just means more American jobs building replacements. Ooops.
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80 comments (Latest Comment: 10/23/2014 02:37:15 by Will in Chicago)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/21/2014 10:41:50

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,762nd day in Afghanistan, and our 124th 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: 2,349
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1.127
There has been one casualty in our return to Iraq.

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

$ 1, 574, 280, 925, 000 .00

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38 comments (Latest Comment: 10/21/2014 20:22:29 by Mondobubba)

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