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2014 Homeless Veteran Stand Down

2014 Homeless Veteran Stand Down Event8/28/2014 11:15 AMALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Community Support Services’ Division of Veteran Services in collaboration with many local community organizations is hosting the 2014 Homeless Veteran Stand Down event at the Martin … Continue reading

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The U.S. Military’s Campaign Against Media Freedom – NYTimes.com

Chelsea Manning comments on the role of the Press in Foreign Policy. Making good decisions requires good information and Manning’s article in the NY Times questions the quality of that information. Military and diplomatic reports coming across my desk detailed … Continue reading

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Those who ignore history never have to get on the last chopper out of town | Firedoglake

Those who ignore history never have to get on the last chopper out of town | Firedoglake. After Iraq’s armed forces were disbanded following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the United States and its allies committed more than … Continue reading

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War veteran makes great escape from care home to mark D-day anniversary | World news | theguardian.com

This is a British Vet but another great story is about the 90 plus year old paratrooper who repeated his D Day jump.  Amazing! An 89-year-old second world war veteran reported missing from a nursing home has been found in … Continue reading

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What Does Sgt. Bergdahl’s Release tell us about Afghanistan, Pakistan & the Taliban today? | Informed Comment

A little more nuanced analysis of the release and negotiation with he Taliban through Qatar than you will see on the Sunday talk shows. Stg. Bergdahl was apparently being held by the Haqqani group, which has bases in the Federally … Continue reading

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BLACK – Music Video on history of Civil Rights

BLACK – YouTube. Be sure to watch the end.  Imperialism has come home to roost

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George Carlin – Muhammad Ali on Resisting the Draft

George Carlin – Muhammad Ali – YouTube. Carlin’s unassailable and hilarious logic illustates the insanity of War. enjoy!

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How Much Is Peace Actually Worth?

HowMuchIsPeaceActuallyWorth?-PacificStandard:TheScienceofSociety. In the last decade, researchers and economists from all over the world have made great gains in the nascent field of peace economics. They’re finding that violence and war are terrible for the economy, but also that we can … Continue reading

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Air Force Says Drones Won’t Carry Nukes…For Now

In the coming 25 years, the Air Force hopes to have drones take over or assist with more of the types of missions that are currently being conducted by manned aircraft, including search and rescue, inflight refueling and humanitarian assistance. … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Dick Cheney used 9/11 as excuse to invade Iraq for the benefit of Halliburton – Democratic Underground

Rand Paul speaking to student Republican at western Kentucky University in 2009 Video here It’s Dick Cheney in 1995 being interviewed on why they didn’t go into Baghdad the first time under the first George Bush. And his arguments are … Continue reading

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