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Tulane Student escapes knife attack near campus - OleWar
Are the natives getting more restless, or was this something else? http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/10/tulane_university_student_esca.html#incart_most-comments [quote]The victim, whose age and gender were not provided in a crime bulletin, was walking on Oak Street near the corner of Pi...


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Senator Jeff Sessions is my hero for today - OleWar
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/387726/dont-give-masters-universe-their-amnesty-jeff-sessions?splash= [quote]Tonight I would like to talk about the influence of special interests on our nation’s immigration system. How did we get to the point where elected officials, activist groups, the ...


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Italy: US Paratroopers Held over Pregnant Woman's Rape in Vicenza - OleWar
I'm glad to see the Army's sexual assault training working along with our soldier diplomats improving our relations with NATO members during the current crisis in Eastern Europe. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/us-paratroopers-held-over-pregnant-womans-rape-italy-1458328...


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Americans capture California - OleWar
[IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/24enwjl.jpg[/IMG] TO THE INHABITANTS OF CALIFORNIA The central government of Mexico having commenced hostilities against the United States of America, by invading its territory and attacking the troops of the United States stationed on the north side of the Rio Grande...


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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Commander steps down. Why? - OleWar
First link is Marine Corps Times, They say. [quote]“pattern of intemperate behavior and language"[/quote] Second link is Military Corruption.com, they have a more interesting story. [quote]"At a party thrown by his headquarters staff, Merna, who was a bit tipsy, told one of his staff office...


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War, USAID, and a racket - OleWar
Yesterday there was a thread concerning AIPAC lobbying against Rand Paul's attack on foreign aid for the Palestinian Authority. Article today about where your tax dollars are going when it comes to foreign aid. As Eikenberry says in the article, warning it may bring a tear to your eye. htt...


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Denim Day- Department of Defense - OleWar
http://www.army.mil/article/78170/ How many of you will be celebrating Denim Day with the rest of your Armed Forces? My understanding is this is a DoD wide initiative....


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Unitarianism and America - OleWar
This is sort of spinoff from the Declaration of Independence thread which was about to degenerate into a Christian Values of the country argument. I have a serious question about the whole Christian nation thing. It seems one of the dominant religious movements that inspired the Declaration of...


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Samuel Adams- The Gheys or the Irish - OleWar
http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2014/03/14/sam-adams-pulls-out-of-st-patricks-parade-over-gay-exclusion/ Reading this I can't help but think what Samuel Adams would be say about this, maybe something like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XB_CrmdPOE&list=PL45E83E04838021FE...


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A National Emergency since Thursday - OleWar
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/executive-order-blocking-property-certain-persons-contributing-situation Maybe German, or Ukrainian, but I missed this. [quote] ...an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I...


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Hillary Clinton’s Ukraine – and 2016 – problem - OleWar
IMHO the real screw up from this White House was its insistence on focusing on the New START treaty as part of the "reset", reseting to open LOCs into Afghanistan was one thing and it was in our interest. But this administration walked away from Ukraine and Georgia for New Start. I don't know wh...


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US Forces preparing for...... - OleWar
I don't know how to best fill in the subject for this, ideas welcome. Stars and Stripes Article http://www.stripes.com/news/gay-lesbian-troops-perform-in-drag-at-kadena-air-base-fundraiser-1.270747 WND with video http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/gay-u-s-soldiers-sing-dance-in-drag/ ...


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City of Gonzales Councilman upsets parents at special needs park groundbreaking - OleWar
[link=(http://www.thecreole.com/?p=19860)]LINK[/link] A bit of local politics on a slow news day....


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Sirius FM College Tradition Contest - OleWar
https://www.facebook.com/SiriusXMCollege The Army Navy Game is currently trouncing LSU Night Football, on the Sirius XM facebook page. If you feel like meaningless polls like this can not go unanswered go ahead and vote. :geauxtigers:...


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Interesting Article- Raymond Davis, Pakistan, CIA - OleWar
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/magazine/raymond-davis-pakistan.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)]LINK[/link] I'm not sure if everything in the article is factually accurate, but a pretty good read on a couple of levels. ETA [quote]“If you’re going to send a Jason Bourne character to Pakistan...


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Why do black coeds get fatter than white coeds their freshman year? spinoff - OleWar
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=7953518&icde=15499915 Tax dollars at work spin off thread. Since the board showed they could easily save the govt money by explaining overweight lesbians, maybe the intelligentsia can help with this NIH study. ...


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Newest military medal - OleWar
[link=(http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/02/military-new-medal-for-drone-pilots-outranks-bronze-star-021313/)]LINK[/link] "With such baubles, men are led" Napoleon Bonaparte ...


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Broken, a Primer on American political disorder - OleWar
[link=(http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1351)]LINK[/link] You have to subscribe, or go get the magazine at your local book store/ news stand, but the arguments in the full article is one of the best I have read. Garfinkle ties six topics, Globalization/Automation, Politic...


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Senate passes FISA extension 73-23 - OleWar
nothing further to report. Start wailing and gnashing of teeth now....


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What would happen if the schools picked the bowl games? - OleWar
Besides the the top teams in the championship game or the four team playoff in two years, what would happen if instead of the bowls picking the teams or there being conference tie ins, the top remaining teams would pick what bowls they wanted to go to in order of finishing in the BCS. For example i...


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