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August 10, 2010

Overnight Open Thread

Good evening all M&Ms.
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A Grunt's Eye View of an Afghanistan Firefight

Courtesy of Uncle Jimbo at Bigpeace.com. This video was just posted just last week so it's probably recent but I have no idea where and when this was filmed.

And here is some footage (also from Uncle Jimbo) from two years ago of Chosen Company 2nd of the 503rd 173rd Airborne in action in the Chowkay Valley near the Pakistani border:


Coming soon: Strange new respect for George W. Bush from the left
The Left always discovers a Strange New Respect for conservative leaders once they're dead or otherwise no longer influential. So expect them to find that Bushitler wasn't so bad. But not til after the 2010 or 2012 elections.

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Will Your Political Scandal Cost You Your Job - A Flowchart
It was done by Slate but even they concede that a big factor is whether you have a D or an R after your name.

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Rifqa Bary's Father Threatened Her Counselor But Is Protected By Prosecutor
Rifqa Bary's father, Mohamed Bary, has been portrayed as a kind man who merely wants his daughter back. But apparently he threatened her counselor who was going to testify on Rifqa's behalf before a juvenile court judge telling her that "bad things happen to people who testify". Normally this would be witness intimidation but you see Mohamed Bary is a Muslim so the usual laws don't apply:

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien, however, is refusing to charge Mohamed Bary with witness intimidation in the case despite multiple witnesses according to a source inside O'Brien's office, because as he says, filing charges against Mohamed Bary now "it would reflect negatively on the Muslim community."

Rape: The Palestinian Way of Saying Hello to Young Female 'Peace' Activists

So far one girl initially came forward about the attempted rape against her. She was found wandering the village of Umm Salmuna (near Bethlehem) in a state of shock, so who knows if the attempt actually failed. But in the end [she] retracted her story due to pressure to ‘not hurt the cause’. Haaretz had learned that representatives of both the popular protest movement and the PA have since applied pressure on the American peace activist as to prevent her from making the story public.
Sexual assaults against female activists have become so routine that sponsoring groups now offer secret workshops on how to deal with Arab sexual harassment. So hey let's give'em all a rape-state.
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Michelle Antoinette’s Spanish Trip Gets The Taiwan Anime Treatment
These videos are getting better and better. Also here is their version of the Jet Blue flight attendant's epic 'bail-out'.

Why Does The US Keep Minting Coins People Hate and Won't Use
Especially the $1 coin which I don't think I've even seen in a year or two. The reasons seem to primarily be the law that requires them to mint coins with 4 new presidents each year and well, inertia. Currently the Treasury has enough $1 coins to last for at least 10 years, but they keep minting more.

And actually the $1 coin doesn't have to be useless - I found the £1 coin in England to be very handy since it had lots of value relative to its weight and most vending machines or meters took them. So if vending and laundry machines and parking meters routinely accepted dollar coins, they might become more popular.

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11 Hotties Who Made Your Great Grand Pa's Trousers Tight

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The Ruination of Amy Winehouse
She went from a cute young singer to a drugged-out undead horror. Just be glad these pictures aren't in smell-o-vision.

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Little Adolph Hitler Up For Adoption
Along with his sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler. He's a precocious little scamp and would like to be an artist when he grows up.

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But Hey Forget All That Crap - Here's a Sleepy Kitteh

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