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The Cooper Chronicles: Rawhide!

One of Coopers favorite things in life is without a doubt rawhide bone time. This is the time he gets outside with a rawhide bone. I buy US made rawhide that has been basted with either a beef or chicken flavor. 34 more words


To Take or not to Take...Mosul, Iraq

I am in the camp that ISIL/Daesh is an entity that needs to be eradicated for a number of reasons. I don’t really see Syria as the place to start though so when word leaked of the potential operation to retake Mosul I was optimistic.  531 more words

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That's it! This guy needs to start paying me or something...

Obama has and will continue to miss the mark regards the task at hand just as to a degree W. Bush did. The GWOT has been a misnomer or at least poorly characterized action. 681 more words

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A birdie chirps about a shooting and society....

…and I’m hating it!

I have a hard time imagining the deaths of 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19,the three victims of the Chapel Hill shooting are to be seen as victims of anything but an unwarranted,undeserved tragedy.I see nothing that invokes any call they had done anything to provoke the action that caused their deaths. 714 more words

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Insensitive but smart...

The case of Kayla Jean Mueller, the American aid worker ISIL claims has been killed in a bombing raid by the very much pissed off Jordanian Air Force offers some interesting thoughts in my opinion. 102 more words

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Four Frays For Friday...

I know it’s actually Thursday but I am going to be busy going into the weekend and I am home today. There are four stories that are in the headlines that have caught my attention. 697 more words

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Sometimes....I Really Hate America

I make a great effort to get a lot of exposure to other ideas be it news sources or intellectual  pursuits of every stripe. It is a journey I don’t mind taking and in fact it’s one I vocally support others undertaking. 433 more words

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