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Proud Papa
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/26/2014 11:59:17

Good Morning.

A very busy day in the offing - I'm headed to my ancestral homeland this morning on my very first Bugles Across America mission. My friend's father has passed, and he was a USN veteran of the Korean era and is to be buried with military honours today. I shall humbly offer a rendition of Taps at the appropriate time.

We're a week back from Scout camp today, and another fine week was had by all. Unlike last summer, I did not feel compelled to walk all over camp and remember places and things from my days as a Scout some 30 years back. Nay, I was merely an adult in camp.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/25/2014 13:21:37

ugh - thought I thought of a good blog but my brain isn't working. So in honor of this weekend being Comic-Con let me share with your some adorable cosplay pets.

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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/25/2014 13:21:21

ugh - thought I thought of a good blog but my brain isn't working. So in honor of this weekend being Comic-Con let me share with your some adorable cosplay pets.

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Another missing plane…
Author: Raine    Date: 07/24/2014 13:06:58

This has been a bad week for international air travel.
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I Could Healthcare Less
Author: BobR    Date: 2014-07-23 11:51:28

Ever since Hillary Clinton dropped a fifty pound document describing a new health plan for America back when her husband was president, the Republicans have been dead-set against anything that comes between a patient and their insurance company. People like to say "America is #1", but the reality is that about the only things we're number one at are things not to be proud of, including bankruptcies because of medical bills.

That hasn't stopped the Republicans from trying to prevent any sort of healthcare reforms or health insurance regulations. When they couldn't stop the ACA from becoming law, they made it their life mission to destroy it. Over fifty votes later in the Republican-controlled House, they still haven't been able to repeal it.

What they haven't been able to accomplish via legislative means they might actually accomplish via the courts (or - in their words - "legislating from the bench", which they rail against until it goes their way).
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Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/22/2014 10:29:30

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,671st 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: 2,334
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,125

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

$ 1, 551, 261, 525, 000 .00

There's so much going on these days, it's difficult to even know where to begin. I suppose we're lucky; most of the wars going on now don't seem to directly involve American soldiers...but of course we've got to stick our noses in everyone else's business anyway.
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Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/21/2014 13:48:17

Enjoy the &

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Lazy Sunday
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 07/20/2014 15:19:00

Sorry ya'll. It's an open blog today.

Have a safe and non-productive Sunday!!
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Science Saturday
Author: Will in Chicago    Date: 2014-07-19 11:53:49

While the news on Easth, from Israel and Gaza to the Ukraine and beyond is often depressing, there is indeed more to existence than our world.  Today, as a change from our look at the problems of our world, I thought that we would look at some science news.

The search for planets beyound our own solar system is heating up.  I wonder how soon we will find evidence for life beyond our own world?

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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/18/2014 13:02:26

Lot of work things I have to juggle today, but in general the world has seen a lot of crap in the last 24 hours, at the very least. We need something beautiful.

Van Gogh's Starry Night - I know its cliche but it my favorite painting and reminds me of the beauty that is always around.


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