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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 26 2011

Good News, Bad News

Bad news first, internet at the port was non-existent. Good news, I fly home on the 28th!! So posts, (and my normal life) will resume around the 30th. Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 19 2011

Off to Port

So Kuwait is overloaded with Soldiers. So many that the handful of wireless routers on this camp are overloaded and webpages load at paint drying speed. Even logging on FtB takes a good twenty minutes. The slow internet has me tearing my hair out (if I had hair long enough to tear out), so I am going to …

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Nov 16 2011

The Art of War

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Website collects pictures, port-a-john scrawls, and art from a decade of war. Every war has its art. Farewells to friends, celebrations of victory, escapes from reality, and bitching about the boss are common subjects. Art in war is a coping mechanism, a way to express feelings that are difficult to talk about in the American …

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Nov 16 2011

WoW’s 99% Feels the Hurt Too

A study of the economy of the world’s most popular MMO, World of Warcraft, reveals income inequality in the virtual world. I used to play wow. A lot. When college ended and it was time to move on to “real life”, I managed to sell my virtual character for real money, to the tune of …

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Nov 15 2011

Showdown at Zuccotti Park

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My Twitter feed is ablaze. As I write this, NYPD are in the act of evicting the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park. And the cops must feel justified in the rightness of their actions because they are doing it at 2 am under the cover of darkness, barring any reporters from getting near the scene, …

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Nov 15 2011

Victory Through Superior Billboards

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American Atheists reveal their holiday billboard, Christian eyes forced to something they don’t like, hilarity ensues. Even before American Atheists’ latest billboard is hung in New Jersey on December 11th, extensively to poke a little fun at god and perhaps lure a few more pho-Christians over to our side of the fence; some Christians are …

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Nov 14 2011

Wag The Dog

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Jay-Z supports Occupy Wall Street without actually supporting OWS. Jay-Z’s apparel company, Rocawear, has a hot new shirt for sale that they hope will sell like hotcakes. (by some accounts it already is)

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Nov 14 2011

Meet Virginia

I am now out of Iraq! For the next few weeks I will be at lovely Camp Virginia as the pullout from Iraq continues at a breakneck pace. Best of all, this place has a Starbucks, so I know America is just a step away. Once I figure out my work schedule here and catch …

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Nov 09 2011

Islamaphobia and Islamists

The devil is in the details. One last post before getting out of dodge. I have written several articles about Islamaphobia in American, the Arab Spring, and Islam inside the Middle East. Sometimes earing the ire of the Far-Right for my views. But today I took some time to watch fellow FtB blogger Maryam Namazie …

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Nov 09 2011

SSSD is in Effect

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Moving around again.   Adios Kirkuk, hello redacted destination. I will be moving to my next base over the next few days and will be disconnected from the intertubes. I have no idea what  internet options are available at the next stop or how long I will be there. Last time I asked my XO …

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