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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/12/2014 13:20:46

Sorry, I overslept! Have puppy cuteness.

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54 comments (Latest Comment: 09/12/2014 22:53:07 by trojanrabbit)

There are few words
Author: Raine    Date: 09/11/2014 12:54:00

I wrote this 3 years ago. IT was not filled with anger or disillusionment. It was a heartfelt testament to the power of overcoming pain, finding friendship and love. And here we are, 13 years after that horrible day dealing with the blowback of horrible things done in reaction to that horrible day.
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43 comments (Latest Comment: 09/12/2014 00:57:53 by TriSec)

Video Killed the Football Star
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-09-10 11:02:17

It was the punch "heard" 'round the world. At the beginning of this year, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got himself in some hot water when a video surfaced of him dragging his unconscious (then) fiance from an elevator in Vegas. He managed to escape charges by enrolling in some anger management counseling and she later married him.

It seems like it was pretty common knowledge what he had done - punched her and knocked her out. Despite the video of him dragging her out like a duffle bag of dirty laundry, and despite the initial charges, the NFL essentially slapped him on the wrists with a 2 game suspension.
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25 comments (Latest Comment: 09/11/2014 01:14:51 by Will in Chicago)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/09/2014 10:34:41

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,720th day in Afghanistan and our 82nd day in Iraq.

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: 2,343
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125
There have been no new casualties in Iraq.

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

$ 1, 563, 656, 425, 000 .00

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30 comments (Latest Comment: 09/10/2014 00:01:41 by livingonli)

Monday.
Author: Raine    Date: 09/08/2014 13:05:29

Just rising on this very overcast day. What shaking?
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48 comments (Latest Comment: 09/08/2014 22:22:50 by Will in Chicago)

Open and Shut Blog
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/06/2014 12:29:15

So, I had some ideas earlier in the week to tie in with my Bill of Rights series here, but of course I didn't bother to write anything down and now they're gone.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 09/07/2014 22:03:03 by clintster)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/05/2014 13:30:20

So Long Joan.

http://d3ew4rh7xxgmkq.cloudfront.net/performer/34096/photos/34096a.jpg

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53 comments (Latest Comment: 09/05/2014 21:14:36 by Raine)

You have such a pretty face
Author: Raine    Date: 09/04/2014 13:36:46

I have a story to tell.. All of the events are true. The reason why I am telling this story is because I read this excerpt from Senator Gillanbrands biography.
“Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” one of her older male colleagues said. Her response: “Thanks, a—hole,” she said in an excerpt from her book.

An unidentified southern congressman once held the former upstate House member’s arm while walking her down the chamber’s center aisle. “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat,” he told her.
Isn't that nice of said southern congressman?
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59 comments (Latest Comment: 09/05/2014 00:04:46 by Scoopster)

Putting out the Fire with Gasoline
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-09-03 10:30:37

Last week, I wrote a blog indicating how blowback has been a big factor in the mushrooming problems in the Middle East. When President Dubya cut loose all those trained professional Sunni army soldiers in Iraq, it was only a matter of time before it bit us in the ass. Add to that providing financial and military hardware aid to insurgents in Syria, and we created a perfect storm for ISIS to evolve from the mess like some monster surging forth from a toxic waste dump in a bad science fiction movie. Except in this case - the monster is real.
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29 comments (Latest Comment: 09/03/2014 21:05:01 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/02/2014 10:15:09

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,713th day in Afghanistan, and our 75th day back in Iraq.

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: 2,342
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125
There have been no new casualties in Iraq.

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

$ 1, 561, 884, 575, 000 .00

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32 comments (Latest Comment: 09/02/2014 22:33:48 by Will in Chicago)

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