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▶Veterans Day Salute : The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel

▶ The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel 1981 – YouTube. Happy Veterans Day.  This seemed appropriate

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This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time | Harry Leslie Smith | theguardian.com

From a WWII British Vet: Why he will stop his visible remembrance Over the last 10 years the sepia tone of November has become blood-soaked with paper poppies festooning the lapels of our politicians, newsreaders and business leaders. The most … Continue reading

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▶ What Would You Do?: Anti-Muslim Harassment – YouTube

▶ What Would You Do?: Anti-Muslim Harassment – YouTube. Here is a video that represents the kind of veteran we can all be proud of.  He appears at the end of the video.

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▶ Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

  via ▶ Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son – YouTube. JUST A REMINDER!

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How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq’s nuclear nightmare | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com

How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq’s nuclear nightmare | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment | theguardian.com. A UN report summary contradicts other research findings about birth defects seen in Iraq which would point to the use of Depleted Uranium … Continue reading

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Malala meets Barack Obama and asks him to end Drone Strikes

From RtoZ.org Malala said she was honored to meet Obama and that she raised concerns with him about the administration’s use of drones, saying they are “fueling terrorism.” “I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education … Continue reading

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Shutdown and Veterans services

Raechel maddow interviews Paul Rieckhooff of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans of America on how the shutdown is negatively affecting veterans services.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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A Larger of View of the Anti War Struggle

Carl Sagan as a Scientific Prophet reflects the fear of nuclear War in  his time and takes a larger view of why World Peace is so essential to struggle for. For more see Andrew Sullivan’s take 

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The Shutdown and the NSA

A closer look at how the shut down affects the functioning of the NSA.  I guess you could call it the Goof the Bad and the Ugly because an impaired agency means reduced domestic spying but it also has a … Continue reading

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My Statement on Syria

Mary Bahr, member VFP Chapter 14, Air Force Intelligence 1966-1969 There are many statements on the web in the press and from government officials saying we should punish Assad for his probable actions in the reported gas attacks in Syria, … Continue reading

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