Entries Tagged as 'War and Peace'

D-Day 70

click to enlarge watch big and make sure it’s in HD Curtsy: CDR Salamander for that Stock Footage video. The best story today: [A]n 89-year-old veteran was reported missing by his care home after being told that he couldn’t go to Normandy. … Sussex police say that the man, who has not been named, was […]

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Fullbore Lump In Throat

This week is on the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya: Cdr Salamander – Fullbore Friday

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCCIV

I love this: Craigslist – – $800 Bedroom Available (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) (Here’s another link in case that one disappears) If anyone is interested, I’m renting out my bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn immediately. I apologize for the short notice. The apartment features a kitchenette, a large (by New York standards, ha ha) bathroom, and a roommate […]

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Peter Recommends CXLVI

Cracked (god, the ADS; avert your eyes from them) – The 6 Weirdest Things We’ve Learned Since 9/11, by David Wong I like this. I especially like #6 “Terrorism Totally Works!” (it goes in reverse order, so #6 is first), for pointing out the amount of money we spent and how utterly inefficient it is […]

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Syria II

(Oh hey I have Sky News live broadcast on my Apple TV!) So Sky is getting the vox pop in Syria about the Western options, and this guy (so, obviously not a government stooge) just said, “We support air strikes against government targets; not against civilians but where the government’s weapons and forces are stored”* […]

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Syria

Readers, I put it to you that, this endless back-and-forth no-good-answer about what to do with Syria, this is why Western powers were once so keen on empire.

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*Cough* Feminism

Can I just say, notwithstanding anything else (because, God, let’s face it, the cast of characters is getting way too big to follow), I wish Good Luck to Chelsea Manning, formerly of Bradley fame, and hope that she’s able to cope with whatever it is she’s going through on top of, oh gee, the terrible […]

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Dolphins! He Wasn’t Making a Rank-Related Joke!

Well, I thought, it’s been a while since we’ve had a good submarine video, I thought, and this one is pretty epic, I thought. Then, DOLPHINS! Like, totes the small gregarious toothed whale with the beaklike snout and curved fin and sociable nature and high intelligence and adorable habit of leaping around the waves like […]

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Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCXCIII

I love this song (and he’s really good!). Curtsy: CDR Salamander. The Fraternization Song (The man himself has been in the Commander’s comments, and apparently he’s got an album out (another video with better recording equipment here)! )

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Since They Made Rummy Cry

I await the relentless torrent of media accusations that Obama doesn’t care about Our Fallen Heroes™. Gateway Pundit – Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen

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Of War and Baby Bunnies (and More)

Cracked.com – The 5 Most Adorable Stories in the History of War Curtsy: Brett McS, via Twitter. So awesome.

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Did Somebody Say “War On Women”

Foreign Policy.com – Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Middle East. By Mona Eltahawy Some may ask why I’m bringing this up now, at a time when the region has risen up, fueled not by the usual hatred of America and Israel but by a common demand for […]

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Meanwhile, In Iran

It’s been quiet in Iran lately. Not a lot of mass protests or rigged elections. Just the usual imminent nuclear armament, so nothing to keep it in the headlines out here in the west. Obv. The Times – Iran’s elite Guard ‘runs global crime network pushing heroin to West’ Apparently the Revolutionary Guard have taken […]

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Armistice Day/Veteran’s Day/Remembrance Day/11.11.11 Day

I’m never sure what to post for Veteran’s Day. On the one hand, it’s important, and it’s important to me, but on the other hand somehow all the commemorations for the day sort of ring oddly when up against the Remembrance Day things going on in the rest of the (Western (ish)) world. Of course, […]

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List of Things I Can’t Stand Doing:

Number 1: Shopping for new glasses. /End of list Nothing fills me with anxiety and doubt like shopping for new frames. And this time I’m on a deadline to squeeze as many benefits dollars as possible from you-know-which-company I was until recently working for. Gah. Should I just order the ones I kinda like cuz […]

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