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  •  Pops up in foreign press coverage now and (7+ / 0-)

    then too.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:59:16 PM PDT

  •  Thanks, I know my last diary (0+ / 0-)

    on this subject probably pissed off a lot of people, but it was just a symptom of my frustration with exactly what you're illustrating.

    For the record, I never read a single comment nor ever looked at that diary again.

    Romney/Ryan: Vulture/Voucher: We'll take your money and give you a worthless coupon!

    by Therapy on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:07:05 PM PDT

    •  an entire Afghan army unit attacking Americans (1+ / 0-)
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      Therapy, killings of Americans as below have a way of producing frustration and outrage.............

      How much longer can this go on?

      Two days after the U.S. military resumed joint operations with Afghan security forces last week following a spate of “insider attacks,” a platoon of American soldiers stopped at an Afghan army checkpoint in a volatile eastern province

      The Americans had a cordial conversation and cracked a few jokes with their Afghan comrades during the Saturday afternoon patrol in Wardak province. The Afghans offered the Americans tea. Then, according to a U.S. military official, an Afghan soldier, without warning or provocation, raised his weapon and opened fire — mortally wounding the senior American on the patrol.

      In a war in which insider attacks have become commonplace, what happened next made the incident extraordinary, the American official said. Another Afghan soldier at the checkpoint opened fire on the Americans, killing a U.S. civilian contractor and wounding two other American soldiers. Soon, Afghan soldiers and possibly insurgents began firing at the Americans from several directions.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

      by allenjo on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:02:26 PM PDT

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  •  In 1968 the peace candidate, Eugene McCarthy (2+ / 0-)
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    rbird, filby

    said he would use troop ships.

    In the modern age a surprise bug-out would likely require the Civil reserve fleet of 747's. I would approve.

    The hardest military maneuver is retreat.

  •  So...what's the next "in search of" (3+ / 0-)
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    episode...maybe, "in search of" Mitt's Brain, or maybe "in search of" Republican Relevancy"?

    There's alot on the GOP side to be in search could take Leonard and crew a while to find anything over there...

    "There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result." - Winston Churchill

    by Dingodude on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:11:11 PM PDT

  •  Nice Nimoy likeness (3+ / 0-)
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    And in another bit of possibly intended humor you're making a reference to something most people don't know anything about. The series he narrated, In Search Of..., aired from '76 to '82 and anything that happens more than 30 minutes ago is ancient history. 30 years ago might as well be in, well, Afghani ancient history.

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:12:57 PM PDT

  •  One of the reasons I'm voting the way I (0+ / 0-)

    Am this year.  There are others also.

    I can’t decide who’s cuter – the dead guy with the arrows in his chest, or the guy in the ditch with the seeping wound. -- Game of Thrones (Heard on Set)

    by prodigal on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:15:17 PM PDT

  •  The Afghanistan War: (1+ / 0-)
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    as elusive as Bigfoot, far more lethal.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:27:21 PM PDT

  •  This is the first I'VE heard about it! (0+ / 0-)

    Rmoney & The Republicans - We've should've killed GM, not bin Laden.

    by filby on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:33:43 PM PDT

  •  As we start the 12th year of the forgotten war, (1+ / 0-)
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    Years of endless wars........Just think, 131 cemeteries and 152 hospitals, one million claims for the third consecutive year.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has grown into a behemoth with more than 270,000 employees who maintain 131 cemeteries, operate 152 hospitals and disburse benefits to more than four million veterans.

        Last year, veterans filed more than 1.3 million claims, double the number in 2001.

        The Department of Veterans Affairs added nearly 4,000 new workers since 2008, but the agency has completed less than 80 percent of its inventory.

        The Department of Veterans Affairs completed one million claims for the third consecutive year.

        890,000 pension and compensation claims are currently pending.

       By 2013, the department’s major benefit programs are projected to cost about $76 billion, triple the amount in 2001.

        By 2022, those costs are projected to rise nearly 70 percent to about $130 billion.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:49:51 PM PDT

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