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This Is A Test Round Up

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
--Paul Valery

Let's see who can separate fact from fiction, can tell who wrote the summaries, and still have a sense of humor while at it.

  • US Torture Every once in a while I stumble across a new (to me) blog that just begs for attention. This one is filled with fantastic pictures of our ladies and gentlemen in uniform serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of the pictures are absolutely striking. (Via KT Cats Post)

  • The Democrats Fear Tomorrow Not only in the metaphysical sense, but literally. Tomorrow, Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker will report again on the situation in Iraq. And before a session of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Petraeus and Crocker will face two of the three competitors for the presidency. (Via Lucianne)

  • Did Obama Hide His Father's Communist Ideolory Barack Obama has written in his autobiography that he organized his life around the ideals imparted by his Kenyan father, Barak H. Obama, a Harvard-trained economist. So what were those ideals? (Via Little Green Footballs)

  • Obama's Indonesian teachers confirm he was registered as a muslim. I actually discovered this heart-warming account of Obama's time as a registered Muslim while living in Indonesia from a link on the Roman Catholics for Obama 08 web page. And I quote . . ."As his own campaign website and numerous media reports outline, Barack Obama is a committed Christian. He attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago and, for the record, has never been a Muslim. . ." Really??? Perhaps the good Catholics for Obama need to check their links more carefully? (Via Faultline USA)

  • Olympic Torch Used to Torch Tibetan Protesters BEIJING--A universally recognized symbol of goodwill, the Olympic torch was used to immolate hundreds of Tibetan protesters during its journey across mainland China last week, in what is being called a stirring display of competitive spirit and Chinese nationalism. (Via The Onion)

  • Chinese Authorities execute 10 million recalled toys. BEIJING--In an attempt to assure the world's children that the millions of Chinese-made toys currently being recalled for containing toxic lead paint and tiny choking hazards can no longer hurt them, high-level Chinese officials announced Tuesday that millions of playthings are being rounded up and immediately put to death. (Via The Onion)

  • Did You Know I certainly didn't! Gee wonder what it is we didn't know? If you want to know. You know what to do! (Via Stix 1972)

  • Solar Scientist Says We Need MORE Co2 A scientist, David Archibald, - make that a "solar" scientist - told attendees of a Hong Kong environmental conference to "figure out ways of increasing CO2 output....Carbon dioxide is not even a little bit bad - it's wholly beneficial." (Via Faultline USA)

  • Every Man Should Carry A Pocket Knife Over at Art of Manliness , a cool website for any guy to check out who still has the fortitude to refer to himself as a man and mean it, I just read an article about the lost tradition of carrying a pocket knife. (Via Conservative Cowboy Conservative Cowboy)

  • Keep it going they are starting to feel it Berkeley Buckling Under Pressure from Patriots Catherine Moy, Executive Director of Move America Forward, is blogging this morning about the economic pressure on the city of Berkeley because of it's seditious stand designed to drive our Marines out. (Via Peace Thugs)

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    Thanks for the link. ... (Below threshold)

    Thanks for the link.

    "lost tradition of carrying... (Below threshold)

    "lost tradition of carrying a pocket knife."

    Lost tradition? Since when? In my pocket a tthis very moment is my Boy Scout Pocketknife. It has been in my pocket since age 11, when it replaced my Cub Scout pocketknife (passed down to a younger brother).

    The only time it isn't there is thru airports and in court rooms (I was on a jury once).

    Me, too, Mycroft. I nearly... (Below threshold)

    Me, too, Mycroft. I nearly always carry one of my several pocket knives - and amazingly often, on those occasions I do not, I find I need it.

    Usually I take one which belonged to my father or grandfather. I've had to surrender it going into courthouses or other official buildings a few times, but the guards were always understanding and returned it when I left. My one scare was when we went to the Bahamas in 2003 - had my grandfather's knife in my pocket by force of habit, and it was too late to make the flight if I tried to take it home. A helpful airline worker put it in an envelope and placed it in their office safe for me, and it was waiting on my return.

    If they ever need to pry my gun from my cold, dead fingers, they should check my left pants pocket. That would be one of the many instances in which it would come in handy . . .

    Don't look in my purse! I'v... (Below threshold)

    Don't look in my purse! I've got at
    least 3 knives in it.

    Melissa, thanks for stoppin... (Below threshold)

    Melissa, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like US Torture and Atrocities. It's a great blog. Check out his YouTube videos, too.

    And don't be a stranger over at the 'Post now, y'hear?


    I'll make a point of droppi... (Below threshold)

    I'll make a point of dropping by more often KT!

    I gave up on pocket knives ... (Below threshold)

    I gave up on pocket knives when I graduated to my Gerber tool and Gator.

    Heh - I've got 2 pocket kni... (Below threshold)

    Heh - I've got 2 pocket knives in my pants pocket at all times............. I had no idea that it was a "lost tradition"! Most everybody I know has at least one on them; if it's hunting season then you'll usually see larger knives attached to their belt as well. Maybe I'm so far out in the boonies that "lost traditions" haven't gotten lost out here yet, takes a while for the 'newest trends' to get out here as well, so it'd only make sense.....






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