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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 25 2011

Chaplain’s Assistant Arrested for Trying to Bang Little Boys

Army Sergeant Jonathan McGeoch has been arrested after he allegedly used facebook to meet two underage boys for the purpose of sexual contact. As Rock Beyond Belief points out, “this doesn’t mean that we can draw conclusions about the scale, scope, frequency of this type of crime among the Chaplaincy.” But it does strike me …

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Sep 25 2011

Dumber Students? It’s Not Just Me!

CNN Reports that the high school class of 2011’s SAT scores were some of the lowest on record. The reading scores are the lowest on record and the combined reading and math scores are at their lowest point since 1995. Public education in America has devolved into a two track system; the top 10% get a …

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Sep 24 2011

Today in Iraq – 24 September 2011

Reuters reports (via trust.org): MOSUL – Armed men threw three hand grenades at a central bank office, wounding two policemen in central Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces arrested a senior leader of the Shi’ite militia Asaib al-Haq, or Leagues of Righteousness, in Baghdad’s eastern district …

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Sep 24 2011

The Saga of News Corp. Continues

(From Media Matters) The investigation of News Corp. for it’s alleged illegal business practices including (but of course not limited too) hacking, unfair business practices, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has deepened as the DOJ has begun a probe to see if there is a larger pattern of corruption present. My spidy sense says yes, …

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Sep 24 2011

The Blaze vs. Al Stefanelli

Missed this one when I was moving about Iraq, but it still deserves a mention. It should come as no surprise that the individuals who abide by fundamentalist Christian and radical Islamic doctrines would be the first to cry out that they are being persecuted when their dangerous, damaging and disingenuous beliefs come under attack. …

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Sep 24 2011

The Double Standard on Supporting the Troops

I hate “We Support our Troops” car ribbons. Really pal, that $1.05 magnet somehow makes you a part of the team? The sticker by its self is empty without action, merely a chance to get a cop to maybe let you get out of that speeding ticket. It is completely different than my experiences in airports or …

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Sep 23 2011

Today in Iraq – 23 September 2011

Reuters reports (via trust.org): BAGHDAD – A series of bombs went off simultaneously, killing at least four people and wounding nine others, in Baghdad’s western Ghazaliya district, security sources said. HABANIYA – Five people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a lake at Habaniya, 85 km (50 miles) west of Baghdad, a local …

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Sep 23 2011

Conservapedia Article of the Day: Relativity

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I love Conservapedia, when the Lenski Dialogs happened I stumbled on the congealed hatred of a website through the blow by blow coverage on New Scientist. Through it, I found the insanity of the website’s content and it’s moderators, the humorous and insightful coverage of RationalWiki (on army computers Conservapedia is readily accessible and RationalWiki …

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Sep 23 2011

Poor Leaders – Why Most Get Out

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Everyone in the U.S. gets the meme that “America’s military is without peer and that it’s Soldiers are the best in the world” smashed into their skulls with a pipe wrench. And yes, we could kick the ass of any other country today in a stand up high intensity conflict or whip any insurgent in …

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Sep 23 2011

FOX Quote-Mines Clinton

The more I read about President Obama’s new deficit reduction plan, the more I like it. It’s not the plan I would want in a ‘perfect world’ but, perfect worlds don’t exist outside of Azeroth, and even there Chinese gold farmers wreck havoc on inflation. I mean have you seen the price of gold these …

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