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Halloween weekend open thread

Halloween weekend open thread

| October 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

Here’s your frightening open thread for the weekend hosted by my neighbors who come for breakfast daily to eat my apples. A nice Fall theme.

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So . . . You Can’t Get Ebola from Someone On a Bus, Eh?

So . . . You Can’t Get Ebola from Someone On a Bus, Eh?

| October 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Well, then why did the CDC publish this a few days ago? Look at that document under the section called “Droplet Spread”.  (If the link above doesn’t work, look here for a copy stored on a non-CDC website.) Here’s what that section of the document says (emphasis added):   DROPLET SPREAD Droplet spread happens when […]

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Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

| October 31, 2014 | 7 Comments

I think I posted about this before, but it happened again today and I STILL get rattled when it happens – enough to post about it yet again. Some back-story: For 30 plus years I didn’t acknowledge my Vietnam service outside of some very narrow confines.  BTW –  The only VN mud I got on […]

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ISIS leaflets found near Quantico base

ISIS leaflets found near Quantico base

| October 31, 2014 | 19 Comments

Our buddy, Jeff Schogol at the Military Times sends us a link from the Marine Corps Times in regards to some ISIS leaflets found in the town of Quantico, Virginia near the Marine Corps’ base. A government employee came upon seven leaflets on Wednesday afternoon while running through the town of Quantico, Bormann told Marine […]

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Silencer trial ends in guilty verdicts

Silencer trial ends in guilty verdicts

| October 31, 2014 | 22 Comments

I got tons of emails while this trial was going on over the last several days. But, honestly, I couldn’t bring myself to understand the thing. Apparently, a couple of guys tried to sell some silencers that didn’t work to the government who didn’t order them. See? But, finally, Stars & Stripes reports that the […]

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Gitmo grads head to Syria

Gitmo grads head to Syria

| October 31, 2014 | 9 Comments

According to Fox News a few dozen Guantanamo alumnus have gone to Syria and joined their buds in ISIS and the al Qaeda units there. Some of those former Guantanamo detainees were released within the last three years. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a statement the development “underscores the risks we face when Guantanamo […]

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From the State That Gave Us the “Bill & Hill Show” . . .

From the State That Gave Us the “Bill & Hill Show” . . .

| October 31, 2014 | 15 Comments

. . . we now have this headline: Democrat Running for Lt. Governor of Arkansas Used to be a StripperNo, I’m not joking. Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Arkansas John Burkhalter said being a male stripper in Little Rock was one of the many “tough jobs” he had in his past. Yeah, it was […]

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A headless Ranger at Fort Edwards?

A headless Ranger at Fort Edwards?

| October 31, 2014 | 15 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link to MSN that talks about a headless body of a possible member of the famed Rogers’ Rangers that was exhumed at Rogers Island in the Hudson River, in New York State; In 2006, a local couple who served as caretakers for the then-privately owned property uncovered seven human skeletons […]

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