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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| May 26, 2017 | 85 Comments

May 26, 2017 Bearing the Load In Bangladesh, a worker in a brickyard carries stacks of bricks out from the kiln. The nation is growing rapidly, and the need for construction materials is constant. Photograph By Apu Jaman

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OK, Cotton, it’s your turn…

OK, Cotton, it’s your turn…

| May 26, 2017 | 47 Comments

While all of the liberal media and, unfortunately, most of the conservative media as well, have their knickers in a real twist because the Republican candidate in a special congressional election in Montana decisively knocked a mouthy Brit reporter on his ass for the sin of being a mouthy reporter. As FOX News is at […]

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SEAL defends “Go to Hell, Katy Perry” comment

SEAL defends “Go to Hell, Katy Perry” comment

| May 26, 2017 | 35 Comments

I guess singer Katy Perry pissed a lot of people off the other day when she Tweeted this message to her fans in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack; “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to coexist.” Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie caught some flack for his response to Ms. Perry; “Go […]

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Eric Clanton; College professor arrested for attack on Trump supporter

Eric Clanton; College professor arrested for attack on Trump supporter

| May 26, 2017 | 51 Comments

Eric Clanton, a former professor at East Bay Community College, was arrested for the above-linked attack on a Trump supporter last month at Berkeley. According to Heat Street, he used a bicycle lock as a weapon in the assault while he was bravely wearing a mask, because that’s how the anti-fascists roll; Following footage of […]

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Walmart fills military pay gap

Walmart fills military pay gap

| May 26, 2017 | 15 Comments

Donald sends us a link to Walmart in which the company announced their intention to fill the gap differential for their military employees who find themselves called to active duty and taking a pay hit between the military and Walmart’s wages; Today, Walmart announced expansions to its military leave of absence policy, offering differential pay […]

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Joshua Jamesray Gueary

Joshua Jamesray Gueary

| May 26, 2017 | 35 Comments

Earlier this month, someone sent us the tragic story of Josh Gueary published in the Topeka Capitol-Journal. Josh, here, shot his brother and two laborers before turning the gun on himself – and of course, his military service was to blame; On that day, Fletcher said, Josh Gueary displayed the paranoia and edginess that friends […]

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Clarence Medeiros; phony tunnel rat

Clarence Medeiros; phony tunnel rat

| May 26, 2017 | 35 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this Clarence Medeiros from Hawaii. He was featured in a story in West Hawaii Today about his time in the Army; He enlisted at age 17, a natural step for someone whose male relatives had served in the armed forces. But the U.S. Army was not going to send […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| May 26, 2017 | 15 Comments

From Albuquerque, New Mexico; His break-in at the shop sent a 6 a.m. alarm to Maestas’s cell phone, and he took off immediately toward the store. He was ready for anything. “I snuck in the front door so he wouldn’t hear me, and I see his foot going up the hole,” Maestas said as he […]

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