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“Quote of the Day”

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Vietnam – 58,209

Afghanistan – 2,299

Iraq – 4,488

TOTAL – 64,996 DEAD

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May 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

1985 – President Ronald Reagan

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December 12, 2013 Posted by | President Reagan | , , , | Leave a comment

Michele ‘batshit insane’ Bachmann – yet another, ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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“[the U.S.’s (OBAMA!) funding of al Qaeda in Syria] happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree (and the bats are loose in the belfry) and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history. Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand.

When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/10/course-michele-bachmann-believes-end-times-are-here/70275/

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photographer: Osama bin Laden – al Qaeda News Service ‘AQNS’

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October 9, 2013 Posted by | Bachmann, GOP morons, President Obama, President Reagan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Day

Via: Blackfive

‘U.S. Army Pfc. Chris Kunze, right, relaxes with his military working dog  in Khoni Ghar in Afghanistan’s Khost province, May 27, 2012. Kunze, a  cannon crewmember, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute  Field Artillery Regiment. U.S.’

– Army photo by Spc. Kimberly Trumbull

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/06/dog-days.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Blackfive+%28BLACKFIVE%29

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June 2, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Almost half of new vets seek disability

Via: AP

America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials told The Associated Press.

What’s more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones over the last year are claiming 11 to 14. By comparison, Vietnam veterans are currently receiving compensation for fewer than four, on average, and those from World War II and Korea, just two.

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Read more, HERE:

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-almost-half-vets-seek-disability-160656481.html

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May 28, 2012 Posted by | President Bush | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan AND Iran

 ‘Open Secrets’ chart the donations for March

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Via: Think Progress

The Army Times reported in February that ANTI-WAR GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) was at that time, “by far,” getting the most in campaign contributions from members of the United States military. According to a review of Federal Election Commission data, Paul received nearly $250,000 in donations from servicemembers, President Obama, $130,000 and GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney just $23,000.

But now that Paul’s campaign is all but over and presumably, Romney will be the Republican nominee, the military’s donation trend is beginning to shift: away from Paul and toward Obama:

Read more, HERE:

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/04/25/470851/military-donations-obama-paul-march/

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WAR in IRAN:

“I think it would be a disaster. … It’ll make Iraq and Afghanistan look like a cakewalk.”

– former, and NEXT Senator from Nebraska, Bob Kerrey

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/04/25/470932/kerrey-iran-iraq-cakewalk/

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April 26, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Steve McCurry – Image Gallery

Via: Magnum Photos

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox&VBID=2K1HZSKXX00K&CT=Album&PN=1

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Steve McCurry (born February 24, 1950) is an American photojournalist best known for his photograph, “Afghan Girl” that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McCurry

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Via: Digital Inspiration

‘The Young Afghan Girl’ by Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry revisited the worn-torn Afghanistan and could successfully relocate the girl even after two decades – what helped him recognize the face are the green eyes of this Afghan girl.

http://www.labnol.org/internet/favorites/the-young-afghan-girl-by-steve-mccurry/624/

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October 6, 2011 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , | 1 Comment

and the War in Afghanistan, continues

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the WAR ROOM!’

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove

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September 17, 2011 Posted by | celebs, gif, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ranger’s widow expelled from Rumsfeld book signing

Via: The News Tribune

Two people were removed from a Donald Rumsfeld book signing Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including the Yelm widow of an Army Ranger who blames the military for her husband’s suicide.

Security officers for the former secretary of defense escorted Ashley Joppa-Hagemann out by the arm, she said Saturday. She and Jorge Gonzalez, the executive director of Coffee Strong, a Lakewood-based anti-war group, confronted Rumsfeld as he promoted his memoir, “Known and Unknown.”

According to an account posted on Coffee Strong’s website: “Mrs. Joppa-Hagemann introduced herself by handing a copy of her husband’s funeral program to Rumsfeld, and telling him that her husband had joined the military because he believed the lies told by Rumsfeld during his tenure with the Bush administration.”

Joppa-Hagemann complained about Rumsfeld’s response Friday to her account of Staff Sgt. Jared Hagemann’s multiple deployments (eight) to Iraq and Afghanistan and his death at age 25. Hagemann belonged to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

The website said Rumsfeld’s “only response was to callously quip, ‘Oh yeah, I heard about that.’”

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/08/27/1798800/rangers-widow-expelled-from-rumsfeld.html

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Via: KPIC.com

‘Widow: After 8 deployments, Army Ranger takes own life’ (August 29, 2011)

A spokesman for the base tells KOMO News that the nature of the death is still undetermined. But Staff Sgt. Hagemann’s widow says her husband took his own life – and it didn’t need to happen.

“It was just horrible. And he would just cry,” says Ashley Hagemann.

Ashley says her husband Jared tried to come to grips with what he’d seen and done on his eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“And there’s no way that any God would forgive him – that he was going to hell,” says Ashley. “He couldn’t live with that any more.”

Ashley says her Army Ranger husband wanted OUT of the military.

“He just wanted to know what it felt like to be normal again,” she says.

Staff Sgt. Hagemann had orders to return to Afghanistan this month for a NINTH TOUR of duty.

http://www.kpic.com/news/local/127759193.html

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August 30, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Senator Lindsey ‘Pour-it-On’ Graham (R-SC)

Via: L.A. Times

Libya – “In my view, wherever Kadafi goes, he is the legitimate military target. He’s the command and control source,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Armed Services committee, said on “Fox News Sunday.”I’d like to have a pour-it-on approach to get this over with.”

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/01/news/la-pn-kadafi-republicans-20110502

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Via: Huffington Post

Afghanistan – “What we ought to do is pour it on now — we’ve got momentum,” Graham said. “Now is not the time to talk about leaving prematurely. Now’s the time to make sure you are leaving behind capacity. We won’t be judged by the day we left Afghanistan; we’ll be judged by what we left behind.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/03/lindsey-graham-killing-os_n_857051.html

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Soviet Union: “It’s a damn shame we kin’t pour it on with the Soviet bastards ennymo’e, knows whut ah mean?”

“But then agin, there’s Putin; he’s a legit targit too. I mean ah’s wet jest thinking about it!” 

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May 4, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Graham | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment