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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 19 2012

OP Brown

A silent night. I just got done with sitting on a ridge line for 2 days. We sat on a windy ridge, huddling together against the bitter wind and whipping snow. We watched as artillery rounds rained down in the valley before us. Night fell. We attached our night vision goggles to our helmets. I …

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Feb 19 2012

I Love my Uncle but, Newt Hates Him

Medina Valley Independent School District settles prayer case, Republicans surprise no one by flipping out.   My Uncle, Federal Judge Fred Biery, is a badass. Last June, he waded into a particularly religious area of small town “Real America” Texas and smacked down the overt proselytizing that had pervaded the Medina School District. Yet, as …

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Feb 15 2012

A Foxhole Atheist Story

Thanks to the Soldier who allowed me to reprint his story, originally posted in the February issue of ISO Lehti. Resilient Reflections: On Atheism, Service and Cooperation across faiths. By A. Stringer. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not those of the United States Army, the United States of America or …

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Feb 13 2012

My New Office

Combat Outpost 2 - NTC

has a nice view.

Feb 11 2012

Online Palm Reading

I get email. So this gem just popped into my inbox. Hello, I was browsing the web when i saw your site freethoughtblogs.com, and when i look at it, Enjoyed the content, would you mind if I offer you to have a link exchange site PR 3 (reciprocal link exchange – Page PR-2) with my site, …

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Feb 11 2012

Reinforcements

Two more blogs join the fold. Let me take a quick moment to welcome two lovely ladies into the growing horde of fellow bloggers. Everyone check out Biodork and Libby Anne on her blog, LoveJoyFeminism. Freethought Blogs, more atheism than you can shake a stick at.

Feb 11 2012

The Operators

Michael Hastings covers the unwinnable Afghanistan. Recently my buddy clued me into to another light colonel who “Hackworthed” or sacrificed his career in the hopes of raising consciousness about an unwinnable fight.  LT. COL Daniel L. Davis wrote a scathing assessment of the War in Afghanistan as the conflict pushes steadily into its second decade. …

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Feb 06 2012

AWOL

The Army has sent me to do Army things for the next month(ish) and my access to internet will be limited. I’ll see everyone on the far side.

Feb 02 2012

Support our Troops Unless…

RBB experiences even more controversy. “Support our Troops” in a saying that I personally don’t like. I just am not a big bumper sticker person, though I do have one simple U.S. Army star stuck to my car expressly for the purpose of getting out of the occasional speeding ticket. While I do agree with …

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