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   Wrightwinger  Classy bunch here... Real class! May He have Mercy on our poor country...

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/373630/dc-abortion-fund
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itterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
March 18 at 19:45 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Apalling! I saw the article and could not bear to read it. Indeed may God have mercy on us and save us from ourselves.
March 18 at 20:22 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Sobering, chilling, and a serious reality check for America...
As always, Greenberg is well worth the read. Patterns in history do repeat.

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/greenberg031714.php3#.
Uye0Nie9KSM
March 17 at 23:06 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  This situation is further complicated by the fact that there is so much strife here at home as well. Our military is in no condition now to confront Putin and he knows it. The American people are war weary, anyway, and we may still have to fight one on our own soil.

These are dangerous times, indeed.
March 18 at 15:41 EST .

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   Susannah  Ordinarily I wouldn't waste my or anyone else's time talking about books I didn't finish reading, but in this particular case, I will. Someone gave me a copy of Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep" several months ago, and I never got around to opening it till the other day. I'm not going to bother re-hashing the story, but when I got to the first scene in the book--I have no idea if it's the only one--involving the graphic extended torture and murder of a child, I slammed the thing shut and hurled it onto the floor. I have a strong stomach, but some things are unconscionable. I can't express how revolting and profoundly disturbing I found this.
March 16 at 22:03 EST .

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   Susannah  Oh, darn. I was reading on the book page, logged in, and meant to put the above post there. Sorry.
March 16 at 22:04 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Doctor Sleep is the continuation of The Shining.
The beginning of the book has the EPIGRAPH which is at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.

the theme of The Shining being murder.

I admit it's a pretty rough theme for a book.
But I don't understand anyone reading the book or seeing movie The Shining would be upset that the theme of the follow up book is .....well murder...

Personal preference I liked The Shining
to me Doctor Sleep was sloppy and needed a lot of condensing ...it tended to blather on forever.... personally I think Stephen King has lost his "edge" ... it's like he ate a dictionary and feels compelled every few years to yak(throw ) it up for a few bucks.
His son, on the other hand has written a couple of good horror books like his good ole Dad use to write..
March 16 at 23:07 EST .

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   Fireball27  I quit reading Stephen King long ago. He is a liberal, and as far as I am concerned there are too many liberal books causing a carbon footprint we don't need. The same with Hollywood, too many movies and TV shows. We don't need the carbon footprint. We already have enough movies. Close Hollywood down. Just think of the pollution we can avoid!
March 17 at 14:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  I can't handle any book, Stephen King or not, that features harm to children. I don't buy them and I don't read them if I can spot them in time to avoid beginning the story.
March 18 at 08:24 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Didn't Stephen King also trash our troops a few years ago?
March 18 at 11:34 EST .

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   Phooey  Here is another, BirdsNest. ..... Click on lower left arrow ....

http://vimeo.com/88160637
March 16 at 20:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  This article will make your day....

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/couple-kicked-out-of-mcd
onald%E2%80%99s-for-sitting-%E2%80%98too-long%E2%80%99-offer
ed-free-meals-for-life-190814025.html
March 16 at 08:55 EST .

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   Bettijo  That was supposed to be my seat on AA11 on 9/11/01




March 16 at 08:46 EST .

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   Safetydude  Wow, that's moving. Thank you for sharing.

Towards the end Steve says "...I can look and see my smokin' hole"...I think that's a 'throwaway' line for most of us.

Aviators fear three things; to not always perform at 101%, to wind up as a 'smokin' hole or to fly into the 'crystal mountain'.

Hand salute to Steve for his service as a Navy P-3 Orion pilot.
March 16 at 19:59 EST .

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   Fireball27  The first time I ever got to fly was in a P-3 Orion. I worked on them at NAS Alameda. A very nice plane.

There was a huge lottery winner in Florida who was supposed to go to New York for a meeting with some big shots. He called up and canceled. He said he just didn't feel right about going, so he told the guy who put the meeting together, I will not go. Period. The next morning he gets a phone call from the guy who was mad at him for canceling the meeting. The guy was screaming, you save my life! The lottery winner didn't know about the Twin Towers yet and was told to turn on the T.V. The man told him the meeting they were to have was in the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center Building at 9:00 am 9/11/2001.
March 16 at 20:28 EST .

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   Phooey  Fireball27, I was Radar, MAD, crewman on the last P5's(seaplane ) and first P3's. USN AX1. NAS Sangley Point, Philippines.
March 16 at 21:22 EST .

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   Safetydude  I never flew on a P-3 but I got a tour of one that had landed for crew rest at NAS Atlanta, which was on the other side of the runway of Dobbins AFB, where I was stationed.

The next day when the P-3 was launching I was working EOR for our F-4's and the P-3 was holding on the taxiway.

After the Phantom's had launched the P-3 pulled up and made the turn to line up with the runway one of my guys said, something like 'what the he** he's dragging something'.

I looked and there was something hanging out between the trucks of his right main landing gear. I called the tower and asked them to hold the P-3 because we thought there was something wrong with his MLG.

A few minutes later a hatch opened an a 'swabby' jumped out, stuck his arm in between the wheels of the right MLG and held up a safety pin that would have prevented the gear from retracting and may have damaged the landing gear system and creating an emergency.

My Wing King called me later and passed on message from the Navy AirCraft commander thanking our Crew.
March 16 at 22:23 EST .

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   Papasparky  I posted this in the past, but maybe it's time to post the refreshed version again for the millennials to consider as they sit on their parents couch and ponder why the promises their $100,000.00 education made to them are just not happening.
   March 15 at 11:37 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I have to wonder why each generation blames all their problems on their children or grandchildren. Most of the young people in my family are all working and raising their children like we did when we were their ages. The few who really are sitting around make the most noise. I often wonder where people who write this stuff think our generation came from and if they look to see who the oldesters then were blaming. We survive because the young become what we thought we were and take up the banner teaching their own children what's right.
Mrs. Cow
March 15 at 11:58 EST .

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   Spahrkl  I am sure there are those who thought that everything the professors told then was true. But students forget that professors are paid to tell them such stuff or they would not be employed.

actual experience of being out of school, not finding work, asked "what can you do to assist my company" and having a piece of paper saying I am a graduate with no experience is an awakening. This realization plus having a debt over one's head is panic time. These kids will get it together, they will be wiser, more suspicious of the fancy words spewing from a likable guy, and be more cautious. I have faith in our youth. They'll get it together.
March 17 at 10:01 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  Obama has stated that jobs are his number 1 priority.
I wonder for what country is he talking about. By increasing our manufacturing labor costs component by over 50% he is going to push all labor sensitive labor overseas.
Mark my words.
March 14 at 17:52 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  tomorrow marks a year since we lost our dear cap marine, Kevin. I have many emails too personal to post but I hope you all say a prayer for our dear parted. Don't know anyone that had 9 pages of tribute. Ramona sent me a 2 disc CD of the memorial, my email is on the mothership
March 14 at 17:27 EST .

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   Phooey  Thank you, Ec; you will touch the hearts of many by reminding us.
March 14 at 18:04 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I should not type when crying. "Departed". Phoo, you have my email. My computer is fixed,need to pick it up, still on the DH machine but can get my mail. L/EC
March 14 at 18:49 EST .

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   NotaBene  CAP Marine Tet 68 was a great man. Once he sent us his chronicles of when he was in the Philippines training to become a pastor on a motorcycle. They were very touching. A great human being. Requiesquiat in pace dear friend, you are missed.
March 15 at 03:08 EST .

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   MissBlue  I've been away and was ignorant of the departure of Cap Marine Tet, whose comments I greatly admired. I am so sorry to lose him.

When Aggie 57 passed away, I counted upwards of 150 tributes to him. Barbarian Heretic, his Aggie friend, and I admitted to weeping as we read them. MissBlue
March 15 at 22:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  ***Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticizes Senate for not immediately passing Ukraine aid bill, says it's 1st time he's been embarrassed by members of own party***

I don't know about anyone else, but this is not the first time I have been embarrassed by John McCain. And it probably won't be the last.
March 13 at 17:41 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  1st time I've been embarrassed by members of own party was when McCain picked Sarah Palin and then shut her up.
March 14 at 17:59 EST .

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   Spahrkl  I guess one could easily say that McCain is his worst own enemy. Egotistical people never know when to fold up and go home with dignity. I too, wish he'd just go away.
March 17 at 10:05 EST .

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   Spahrkl  I guess one could easily say that McCain is his worst own enemy. Egotistical people never know when to fold up and go home with dignity. I too, wish he'd just go away.
March 17 at 10:05 EST .

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   Uno  This month's message from the democRats -
   March 12 at 19:56 EST .

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