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Sedition and Treason
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/16/2014 11:58:59

Good Morning.

I've had this idea kicking around in my head for quite some time. Perhaps it will turn out to be a thesis; perhaps it will turn into a feeble series of rants, time will only tell.

There are many things going on around the world that impact the United States, and many more things that do not. We've got a leader, but we don't have a legislature right now. Oh, it's not because they're on "recess". It's really because they've been "on recess" since January 21, 2009.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/17/2014 01:50:18 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 2014-08-15 12:00:00

It’s been a hard week. The death of Robin Williams, the events in Ferguson, the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East - all these things are hard on the heart and soul and can make the world feel like a heavy place.
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 08/15/2014 22:15:12 by wickedpam)

A Shadow Over Missouri and America
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2014-08-14 10:35:18

As I write this, the news from Ferguson, Missouri is grim. After the death of Michael Brown, a teenager getting ready to start school at a technical college, massive protests have started. While there are many peaceful protestors, there have been some violence and reports thatpolice on Wednesday night fired tear gas on a crowd of protesters.
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30 comments (Latest Comment: 08/14/2014 21:57:34 by Will in Chicago)

A Dark Place
Author: clintster    Date: 08/13/2014 12:48:52

"Robin Williams has died"

Four words I never thought I would ever hear, read, or utter. I suppose that might be foolish of me to say; after all, Robin was over a decade older than me and statistically likely to pass away before I did. However, it just didn't seem possible that someone so talented, so vivacious, so beloved could die.
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 08/13/2014 21:40:58 by clintster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/12/2014 10:16:17

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,692nd day in Afghanistan.

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

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,339
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125

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

$ 1, 556, 572, 900, 000. 00


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10 comments (Latest Comment: 08/12/2014 23:30:47 by Will in Chicago)

Light Through A Tunnel?
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2014-08-11 10:50:42

Much of the recent news has been distressing from the Ukraine to Iraq to Israel and Palestine. It is easy to lose hope. However, I think that we can chose to have hope even as we work towards building a better world
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 08/12/2014 02:17:04 by Will in Chicago)

Bullets over Broadway. Or, is that 8th Ave?
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 08/10/2014 14:07:08

Here's some news you may have missed this past week.

Do you own a gun? Well, why can't blind people own a gun? It says nothing about it in the 2nd Amendment. Sez right here: anyone can carry a gun.
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/10/2014 16:24:23 by Will in Chicago)

Science Saturday
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2014-08-09 12:49:52

As I am often wont to do on Saturdays, I thought that I would take a look at a few science stories.

Some climate change scientists and environmentalists fear that we may be approaching the point of no return.

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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/09/2014 18:11:19 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 08/08/2014 12:55:53

Busy day at work prepping for being off next week. So I'm turning to the tried and true cuteness of baby animals.

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40 comments (Latest Comment: 08/08/2014 21:25:30 by Will in Chicago)

Outsourcing: The Best Security that can be Hacked
Author: Raine    Date: 08/07/2014 13:07:29

Earlier this week,the website The Intercept reported that yet another member of the intelligence community may be leaking government information. Yes, another NSA leaker. This time it's about the massive watch list that has been accumulating in the aftermath of the 2001 attacks on America. It's not good. It's bloated and - if this is correct - it is out of control. I'm not only talking about the watch list - I am talking about security clearance again.
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30 comments (Latest Comment: 08/07/2014 20:37:03 by Mondobubba)

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