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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31 2011

Today in Iraq, 30 August 2011

Reuters reports (via trust.org): BAQUBA – A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded three policemen when it went off in southern Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police said. HILLA – Police found the burnt bodies of a government employee and his wife inside their house on Monday in central Hilla, 100 …

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Aug 31 2011

The Science Guy vs Fox, Round Two

On August 29th Bill Nye made a return appearance on FOX News hot on the heels on “Moon Volcano” affair in which the pundit, Charles Payne, attempted to shun away Global Warming with anecdotal evidence; in this case Hurricane Irene. Mr. Nye goes on to give a great breakdown on basic science while Mr. Payne …

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Aug 30 2011

Israel Makes Risky Security Decision

Concerns of Palestinian protests against nearby Jewish Settlements over the upcoming U.N. bid for Palestinian statehood has prompted the Israeli Army to make some risky security decisions. A plan is in progress to train and arm settlers with non-lethal munitions to support army personnel with the defense of the settlements. The army has also established …

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Aug 29 2011

Today in Iraq, 29 August 2011

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Reuters reports (via trust.org): BAGHDAD – Three policemen on a foot patrol were killed by armed men in a speeding car in eastern Baghdad, according to hospital and police officials. FALLUJA – A parked car bomb went off in the centre of Falluja city, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, targeting an Iraqi army …

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Aug 29 2011

Islamophobia is Stupid

So, Fox news is using the 9/11 Ten Year Anniversary to shamelessly stoke the flames of hatred over the Park 51 Islamic Community Center at the expense of thousands of dead Americans. According to Media Matters, it started on fox news with a link to a Wall Street Journal Article and the headline: Bloomberg Bans …

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Aug 29 2011

Forget UFOs, Watch Out for UAVs

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Sometime Last Thursday before this deployment, we had a little game we used to play. Some of my army buddies and I would climb the nearby mountains and spend the day observing Juarez (being Scouts after all). We had great fun watching the TTPs of the warring drug cartels and critiquing their work. One day …

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Aug 29 2011

Today in Iraq, 28 August 2011

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Reuters reports (via trust.org): BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded one policeman and two civilians in the central district of Karrada in Baghdad, an interior ministry source said. MOSUL – A bomb attached to the car of an off-duty policeman killed him and wounded four other policemen who were travelling with …

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Aug 29 2011

KBR Sucks

For a few days, I found myself thinking the unthinkable, “Gods damn it,” I said to myself. “I miss KBR.” A few weeks of being back on US rations was enough to whitewash the litany of sketchy stuff the company has committed in Iraq, a few of my favorites being; cost plus exploitation via burn …

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Aug 28 2011

Pic of the Week

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Or as we call it, “Bonus points for difficulty”

Aug 28 2011

Sean Hannity is a Liar, Ann Coulter is an IDiot, and Other Predictable One Liners

Sean “Earmuffs” Hannity must hate Media Matters, I mean fuck those nerds; sitting at home compiling cold hard facts to refute his emotional assertions. Judging by his behavior, I assume he is at least as narcissistic and egomaniacal as I am and I sure as Hades would be fuming if I was in his shoes. …

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