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Thank you Alternet (Nick Buxton & Ben Hayes) for this amazing, and yet not surprising, piece on how defense and security companies are planning to cash in on climate change and environmental collapse.
by SninkyPoo
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat May 30, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Some thoughts on Veterans and those who need help after the parade has ended.... When I was a kid, men my age were veterans of World War Two. They became, later in life, known as "The Greatest ...
by David B
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 06:03 AM PST with 15 Recommends
The "greatest generation" dwindles daily. This summer, one small community has buried too many. https://davidkeithlaw.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/four-funerals-and-no-wedding/
by samsoneyes
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 04:03 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
My Dad was a soldier in the D-Day landing, more particularly, Utah Beach.
by on the cusp
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 08:21 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Thursday! As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild ...
by weck
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 09:55 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Three years ago in 2010 Annie Lowrey (then at the Washington Independent, now at the New York Times), once asked , "So how many suicides are associated with the recession? Nobody knows, not yet. The ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 01:36 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Just a quick one - with over 1 million YouTube hits I'd have expected to see this video diaried here already, but I searched and searched with no luck. My 20-year-old nephew sent this to me last ...
by ItsJessMe
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 04:54 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Okay, I really don't have time for this, I've been on the NV campaign since I got home from work, i was supposed to be on Dashboard, but this was too good not to pass along. NSFW. Really.
by Jonathan Hoag
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Oct 29, 2012 at 05:48 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
A tribute for my beloved grandmother, died a year ago yesterday. Gone, but not forgotten.
by LSophia
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 05:03 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I have a point in writing this diary. My Dad's story of his service, sacrifice for his country and down right adventures merits it's being told. I'm writing to celebrate him and so many like him ...
by nannyboz
Comment Count 108 comments on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 03:32 PM PDT with 133 Recommends
Three stories will dominate American politics over the next week. As it turns out, they are very much related. On Thursday, ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 10:58 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
My Dad died on October 24, 2007 at the age of 91. He was a quintessential member of the "Greatest Generation." Born in 1916 to immigrant parents, he made it through the Depression, went to City ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 08:01 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I saw her only last fall in Little Rock, Arkansas; she looked fabulous. People were lining up to see her, touch her. Even amid a flock of her descendants, she could still draw a crowd. Now she'...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 85 comments on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 03:58 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
The United States was slowly recovering from economic catastrophe. Its military forces were deployed worldwide in a global conflict to defeat what even the President's political opponents deemed an ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 01:08 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Don't Be a Sucker was an anti-fascist film produced by the military after WWII. It is scary that it is still so relevant today. Substitute Muslim for Catholic and immigrant for Jew, and you could ...
by writerofag
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
My father was a survivor of the attack on pearl harbor. He died 8 months after my mom died of cancer in 2001. My uncle was the lead tank commander for Patton's army. He was the first american ...
by TRUTHMAN
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 09:22 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
Born to Sam and Bertha Sampson of Buffalo Center, Iowa on a small family farm of about 60 acres. He was the seventh child of ten, born on February 5th, 1921. Like many American farm-families he was ...
by joeyess
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 02:47 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The Abbreviated Pundit Roundup by BarbinMD directed us to the op ed piece by David Brooks in the NY Times. http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/22/3440/24064 specifically at http://www.nytimes....
by theworksanddays
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 04:53 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
During some circle jerk press conference the afternoon of Obama's health care speech, Dennis Praeger made his case against health care reform. He argued that when the government begins to do more ...
by Aaron Michael
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 08:44 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
One thing that’s striking about the harassment protests at the town halls these past two weeks is the age of the protesters: a great majority are of that age the speech-impedimented hack Tom ...
by jeihesser
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:46 AM PDT with 10 Recommends