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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/17/2016 12:36:28

This week, a particularly sucky week, we are in need of lightness.


Fleet of Comfort Dogs Flown in to Help Orlando
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 06/17/2016 20:21:34 by Raine)

It matters
Author: Raine    Date: 06/16/2016 12:59:20

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25 comments (Latest Comment: 06/16/2016 20:31:50 by Mondobubba)

Guns + Hate = Death
Author: BobR    Date: 06/15/2016 13:17:41

The horrific mass shooting in Orlando has once again ripped the scab from the nation's wounded psyche, a festering bullet hole never healed from Sandy Hook, when innocent children were slaughtered like sacrificial lambs on the altar of America's sacred idol - the gun. When I wrote about America's romance with firearms, it was the hope at the time that something would be finally be done about our country's sick infatuation with lethal firepower. That hope was in vain, as someone said recently: "If the mass shooting of elementary school children didn't change anything, then there's no hope for change after a bunch of gay Hispanics are murdered".
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32 comments (Latest Comment: 06/15/2016 22:47:44 by Will in Chicago)

The Second Mistake
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/14/2016 01:43:30

Good Morning.

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled "Ask a Vet" to continue Sunday evening's rant.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 06/14/2016 19:19:04 by Will in Chicago)

Holocaust Deniers
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/12/2016 23:49:27

Well, it's happened again. Before I get there, let's go back in time.

On January 27, 1945 a Soviet force liberated the concentration camp at Oswiecim, Poland - a place we call Auschwitz in the west.

Somewhere around 1.5 million persons perished in this camp; This represents a fraction of the up to 20 million people who may have died as a direct result of Nazi persecution.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 06/14/2016 01:08:21 by Will in Chicago)

Hillary? Well, Ok.
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/11/2016 11:33:57

Good Morning.

So it's Hillary. I guess she'll have to do.

I don't say that to be mean or disparaging; I know it's me. Hillary is just not that exciting or inspirational to me. I did not support her in 2008 for these same reasons.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/10/2016 12:53:41

The burn felt around the world.


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13 comments (Latest Comment: 06/10/2016 17:08:14 by TriSec)

Thursday Stub
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/09/2016 13:32:38


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12 comments (Latest Comment: 06/09/2016 20:04:51 by TriSec)

On to the General
Author: BobR    Date: 06/08/2016 13:15:33

The primaries came to an end last night, as did the dreams and hopes for the Sanders campaign and his supporters. The premature calling of the election for Clinton on Monday caused anger in the Sanders camp, and rightly so. There was the hope (and and it seemed entirely possible) that Sanders would win a landslide in California, using its 475 delegates to close the gap so tightly between him and Clinton that swaying the super-delegates could be enough to gain him the nomination.

Even without all of the precincts counted and delegates awarded however (69%), the California Miracle has not materialized. As of this writing, Clinton is actually ahead in California. She gained 238 delegates there, compared to Sanders' 155. This is on top of her strong showing in NJ. So now it comes down to math, and the delegate count:
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 06/09/2016 00:26:27 by Will in Chicago)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/07/2016 02:07:01

Good Morning.

It's been fairly quiet of late, but of course I have stories saved. We'll start with the latest news from Afghanistan - perhaps you heard an NPR photographer and his translator were killed yesterday? Journalists in harms' way is nothing new; take a look at Robert Capa or Ernie Pyle to name just two. The story yesterday is slightly notable, as it was the first time NPR personnel were actually killed in the line of duty, so to speak.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 06/07/2016 20:00:18 by Will in Chicago)

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