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Iraq Accidentally Drops Food, Ammo on ISIS Fighters - carbola
[link=(http://news.antiwar.com/2014/09/30/iraq-accidentally-drops-food-ammo-on-isis-fighters/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Iraqi military supply helicopters were supposed to be taking shipments of food, water, and ammunition to besieged troops in the Shaqlawah base in Anbar Province late last week, where th...


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TV show viewership breakdown by political party - carbola
[link=(http://www.ijreview.com/2014/09/182384-political-ad-buy-charts-reveal-shows-democrats-republicans-think-watch/)]LINK[/link] [quote]There are only 35 days until Election Day, and candidates across the country are racing to reach their voters and make a connection before they enter the votin...


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Reports of police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri - carbola
[link=(http://twitchy.com/2014/09/27/breaking-reports-of-police-officer-shot-in-ferguson-missouri/)]LINK[/link] Not much info other than he was shot and the suspect is at large...


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Pretty true poli cartoon RE: ISIS & Syria - carbola
[img]http://media.cagle.com/139/2014/09/24/154147_600.jpg[/img] ETA: To add one more [img]http://media.cagle.com/34/2014/09/24/154150_600.jpg[/img]...


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Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United - carbola
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/world/middleeast/suspicions-run-deep-in-iraq-that-cia-and-the-islamic-state-are-united.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)]LINK[/link] NY Times [quote]BAGHDAD — The United States has conducted an escalating campaign of deadly airstrikes against the extremists of ...


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'South Park' Trolls Washington Redskins With In-Game Ad Ripping Team Name - carbola
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/21/south-park-redskins-ad-during-game_n_5858920.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063)]LINK[/link] :lol: This is pretty funny...


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Senators target tax status over Redskins name - carbola
On my kindle so no link sorry. It's in USA Today though [quote]Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senators Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Tim Jonson D-S.D., introduced legislation Thursday that would revoke tax-exempt status for the NFL unless the Washington team changes its name from ...


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ISIS Attacks Baghdad - carbola
[quote]On September 18, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched a complex attack likely targeting the Adala (Justice) Prison in Baghdad’s Kadhmiyah neighborhood in northern Baghdad. According to the Baghdad Operations Command, the attack was intended to break into the prison but was fo...


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LA Senate Ballot - carbola
Who do you like and why? Per usual I tend to align with McMorris more so than the others. [link=(http://wayneables.com/)]Wayne Ables[/link] #1 Democrat [link=(http://billcassidy.com/)]"Bill" Cassidy[/link] #3 Republican [link=(http://www.thomasclements1776.com/)]Thomas Clements[/link] #4 Repub...


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SIAP: A little bit of Fergurson humor from Huff Po - carbola
[img]http://static.ijreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ryanJreilly-earbuds.jpg?de9c64[/img] The responses are hilarious: [img]http://static.ijreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/earplugs13.jpg?de9c64[/img] [img]http://static.ijreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/earplugs012.jpg?de9c64...


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FAA Bans Planesharing Startups - carbola
[quote]There will be no “ZimRide for airplanes”, according to an FAA ruling released today that prohibits private pilots from publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money, including via startups like AirPooler and Flytenow. The decision strikes a blow to the sharing economy, and...


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Fears grow in Baghdad that US is abandoning the city to its fate - carbola
[link=(http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/16/iraq-anger-us-air-force-defends-irbil-not-iraq-kurds-maliki)]LINK[/link] [quote]Iraq's political class has watched with fear and envy in the last fortnight as American jets have slowed the Islamic State extremist group's advance towards the Kurd...


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Middle East Friendship Chart - carbola
Finally a slightly over simplified version of who likes who in the ME :lol: [img]http://www.slate.com/features/2014/07/middle_east/graphics/graphical_version.png[/img]...


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Iraq’s President Selects Haider al Abadi as Prime Minister as Maliki Shows Force - carbola
[link=(http://iswiraq.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/iraqs-president-selects-haider-al-abadi.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Key Takeaway: Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki maneuvered elite military units in Baghdad overnight on August 10, cutting off entrances to the protected Green Zone, in an e...


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Why does Congress feel the need to make laws everytime they convene - carbola
I know many "small government" types would actually love to see a bare minimal amount of law changes during a presidential tenure. So why is it that congress/the senate think they have to make new laws every-time they convene? I think this is part of the reason our law have gotten outrageously com...


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Well this is a sad stat - carbola
[img]http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/6/4/3/282643_v1.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/VCE/conreelection/)]Secondary link[/link] [img]http://dase.laits.utexas.edu/media/american_politics_collection/viewitem/vce_conreelection_400.gif[/img] ...


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Iraq Conflict Thread - carbola
I'll update with articles as people post more Baghdad Airport officially closed until further notice Current attacks in and around Baghdad [img]http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bp9uwIbIAAALYm2.png[/img] [link=(http://www.reddit.com/r/iraqconflict/comments/280wli/combined_discussion_of_current_ev...


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Revenge of the Kurds - carbola
[link=(http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/06/12/revenge_of_the_kurds)]LINK[/link] [quote]The Islamist insurgents, known variously as ISIS and ISIL, continued their drive south toward the Iraqi capital on Thursday after having captured key northern cities, including Mosul. No less vigorous...


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The Voters of Nevada Choose ‘None Of The Above' In Democratic Primary For Gov - carbola
:lol: [link=(http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/146592-voters-nevada-choose-none-democratic-primary-governor/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Eight candidates were vying for the Democratic nomination for Nevada governor, but the winner wasn’t even on the ballot. With over 20,000 votes, 30% of all cast, “non...


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These Waiters Don’t Make Tips. Instead They Make $15 An Hour. - carbola
[link=(http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/06/10/3446937/packhouse-meats-tips/)]LINK[/link] I think this is interesting and would be cool to see more people following this method. What I *do* think is funny is that liberals are promoting this on the "It's a livable wage" line, whereas all I se...


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