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John Marcus Alberti; The phony Seal that time forgot

John Marcus Alberti; The phony Seal that time forgot

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary and Don Shipley send us the story in Auburn (Washington State) Reporter about the sad death of John Marcus Alberti who died alone in the hospital in April. Two of his friends went digging for information about his life and somewhere they found his military “records”; After reading through his record they discovered that […]

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Another Creative Example of Conservative Recycling

Another Creative Example of Conservative Recycling

| July 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

I must confess that I once knocked newspaper advice columnist, Heloise, flat on her butt. There was no intent to do so but we happened to intersect with our shopping carts in a Sam’s Club in San Antonio at precisely the wrong moment for that lovely lady. In any event, I did in fact knock […]

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More Walsh BS

More Walsh BS

| July 26, 2014 | 7 Comments

Montana Senator John Walsh continues to lean on public sympathy for soldiers as an excuse for his plagiarizing his thesis at the Army War college. In an interview with Yahoo News, he says that he tripped one night during an exchange of gunfire in his FOB and hit his face on something, so there, see. […]

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How Earth avoided the Stone Age–Maybe

How Earth avoided the Stone Age–Maybe

| July 26, 2014 | 7 Comments

Jonn mentioned to me the other day he’s had a number of folks contact him about a story from the Washington Post Capital Weather Gang which discussed how a massive Coronal Mass Ejection narrowly missed the planet in July of 2012: On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely […]

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Rowdy Anderson, the phony SEAL

Rowdy Anderson, the phony SEAL

| July 26, 2014 | 16 Comments

Don Shipley sends us this fellow by the name of Rowdy Anderson who claims that he’s “Former underwaterdimalishion at U.S. Navy” and a SEAL. He even has documentation for all of his little fantasies; Of course because Don Shipley sent it to us, none of it is true – all that stuff proves is that […]

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Saturday morning feel good story

Saturday morning feel good story

| July 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chief Tango sends us our feel good story for this lazy Summer Saturday morning. This time it’s from Iowa where Tim Moore and Scott Eastwood held 5 fugitives for the police; Deputies say, around 7 Wednesday night, they tried to stop a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in a shots fired […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| July 25, 2014 | 55 Comments

I’ve had a couple of requests for an open thread for the weekend already. Ex-PH2 sends us a basket of fresh vegetables. We tried something different to block some trolls and such and some of our regulars were blocked for a few minutes. If you have the same trouble, it wasn’t meant for you, trust […]

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Israel rejects ceasefire proposal

Israel rejects ceasefire proposal

| July 25, 2014 | 24 Comments

Agency France Press reports that Israel has rejected the temporary ceasefire proposal thrown together by John Kerry today. Kerry’s proposal reportedly involved an initial truce to be followed by negotiations on a final deal by delegations from all the parties. Hamas, the main power in Gaza, previously rejected an initial ceasefire proposal, demanding a full […]

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