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No One Would Have Cared.
Author: Raine    Date: 04/30/2015 13:08:39

'Hiring more cops to cure crime is like hiring more ambulances to cure cancer'

Two years ago, Bob and I took a trip to the city of Philadelphia. It was a lovely time. When we left for home, we wanted to go see the famous Boat House Row. We took a few turns and found ourselves in an alternate universe. I would later learn that we had driven thru what is known as the Philadelphia Badlands.
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52 comments (Latest Comment: 05/01/2015 00:05:44 by Will in Chicago)

Searching for Answers in the Ashes
Author: BobR    Date: 04/29/2015 13:12:10

If there's anything the news networks love, it's a good riot. Well - some riots (sports fans trashing a city after a game get a "tsk-tsk" and shoulder shrug). But for the last several days, it's been non-stop 24/7 coverage of the meltdown in Baltimore. There have been a lot of questions asked and assumptions made by the talking heads on the news outlets, but they never seem to ask the right questions, nor make astute assumptions. Everything is dumbed down, as if it could all be summed up in a simple sound bite.

But it's not a simple situation.
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44 comments (Latest Comment: 04/29/2015 20:56:03 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/28/2015 10:15:30

Good Morning.

Today is our 313th day back in Iraq.

There have been no recent casualties in either theatre.

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

$ 1, 622, 139, 875, 000 .00


That 313 day figure above is something that always seems to be "there". It's not quite a covert war, as everyone knows what is happening and where we are, but it does represent an unauthorized action - we are essentially operating on Presidential whim here. That's not Obama's fault - Kongruss is far to busy opposing ponies or chocolate-chip cookies, or whatever the president happens to like this week. So let's take a little ride-along.
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56 comments (Latest Comment: 04/29/2015 03:51:14 by Will in Chicago)

For the lives lost in Nepal
Author: Raine    Date: 04/27/2015 13:02:28

http://www.msnbc.com/sites/msnbc/files/styles/ratio--3-2--770x513/public/471174658.jpg

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45 comments (Latest Comment: 04/28/2015 11:49:08 by Mondobubba)

Sunday Wrap Up
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 04/26/2015 13:10:25

Hey, you know that little guy in Louisiana who uses a toddler name for his nickname? He's againt discrimination unless it's againt gay people. That's so adorable.

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Football?
Author: TriSec    Date: 04/25/2015 12:44:49

Good Morning.

Last weekend we were away with ye olde Scout Troop at the fabulous Niagara falls. Unfortunately, that meant that two of our boys missed the road opener on the pitch...and the rest of the team got their butts kicked.

But we're back to full strength today for the home opener, so we'll see what is going on.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 04/25/2015 22:53:24 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 04/24/2015 13:09:09

This week we lost a woman who became an iconic image for women through the ages.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/RosieTheRiveter.jpg


Rosie the Riveter (aka Mary Doyle Keefe)
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 04/24/2015 19:57:01 by TriSec)

Parting is hell, but life goes on, so sing well.
Author: Raine    Date: 04/23/2015 13:10:28

We'll be hitting the road in a few hours toNYS as this weekend is a memorial for Oma.

She was born June 27th, 1919.
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24 comments (Latest Comment: 04/23/2015 22:17:09 by TriSec)

Stumbling Towards Idiocracy
Author: BobR    Date: 2015-04-22 10:21:20

As we stumble along well into the 21st century, the dreams of my youth - with flying cars, jet packs, and an enlightened society exploring the solar system - seem further than ever from reality. Every time I turn around (or - more accurately - refresh my browser), I see yet another story of mean stupid people doing mean stupid things. For example - the GOP congressman who threatened to "drop" a protester who touched him.

Increasingly, it seems like the movie "Idiocracy" was more prophecy than warning. FOX "News" thinks the solution for the problems in the Middle East is a more "manly" version of Christianity, not some pussy version...
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 04/22/2015 20:43:57 by Mondobubba)

Ask A Vet Stub:
Author: Raine    Date: 04/21/2015 13:04:16

I believe Vel had offered to write something for today, but until then here you go.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 04/21/2015 18:30:06 by Mondobubba)

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