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Death Grip
Author: Raine    Date: 08/21/2014 13:11:28

I am left with very little to write that hasn't already been said by people much smarter than me. We have a dead young man who is being blamed for his own death.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 08/21/2014 20:12:48 by Mondobubba)

Killer Cops
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-08-20 10:22:06

Last month I wrote a blog decrying the right-wing anti-government wackos, nihilists, and anarchists who deliberately target police. I got some push back for it because the police can make themselves less sympathetic when they routinely violate the laws they are tasked with upholding and enforcing.

I still stand by that blog from a "violence is a bad solution" viewpoint, but holy cow - recent events are making it very difficult to support the police. I've always been of the mind that when you try to protect the bad apples, you end up spoiling the whole bushel. That goes for political parties, and it goes for police. That thin blue line is going to strangle the whole profession.
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31 comments (Latest Comment: 08/20/2014 19:54:34 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/19/2014 10:15:32

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,699th day in Afghanistan, and our 61st day back in Iraq. (Calculating from June 19, the date used by Dr. Maddow.)

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

No new casualties in Iraq.

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2, 340
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125

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

$ 1, 558, 344, 000, 000 .00

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28 comments (Latest Comment: 08/19/2014 21:07:53 by Raine)

Morning Stub
Author: BobR    Date: 08/18/2014 13:18:21

We got in fairly late last night, so the blog might be a little late this morning.
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51 comments (Latest Comment: 08/18/2014 23:52:04 by trojanrabbit)

open, again
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 08/17/2014 14:08:36

Good morning bloggers!
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/17/2014 16:48:35 by TriSec)

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)

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