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September 07, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

Much as been made recently of Obama being better on National Security than Romney, mostly having to do with the killing of Bin Laden occurring while he was golfing currently occupying the position of President. But isn't the number one threat to our National Security our growing, out of control debt? Back in 2010, the Chairman, Joint Chiefs Of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen Thought So. So how does the President handle our number one National Security threat? Why, He Blows Off A Mandated Deadline To Detail The Defense Spending Cuts that are required for sequestration. And why exactly are we left with sequestration? Because the President's own party has failed to pass a budget in over 3 years and Obama essentially killed The Debt Deal With Boehner. The President's National Security policies seem to be Taking The Easier Path To A Worse Place.

The most important national security problem facing our nation -- the crushing load of debt that will crowd out discretionary spending by our government -- was addressed in the context of cutting military spending. The president who has doubled our national debt in three years now claims "I will use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways, because after two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars, it's time to do some nation building right here at home." That is, defense is the bill payer for his domestic programs. He claimed "I'm still eager to reach an agreement based on the principles of my bipartisan debt commission," but he has taken no action at all to bring the Simpson-Bowles Commission's recommendations into effect -- they weren't in his budget, they weren't in his proposals during the debt limit negotiations last summer.

Bob Is A Racist

Y'all are a bunch of racists too.


Business Insider is lucky to have Geoffrey Ingersoll as their correspondent on the ground in Afghanistan. He is doing some great reporting. Here's his latest. Stop Playing 'Modern Warfare' And See What A Real Marine's Mission Looks Like In Afghanistan.

The first attacker burst into Koka's office and let loose a burst from his AK, hitting the chief multiple times. Koka fell to the ground, pulled out his pistol, and unleashed hell at close range. The first man went down, and as the second was hit entering the door, he triggered a suicide vest.

The blast blew his remaining comrade to pieces, and lodged three ball bearings in Koka's eye.

"This guy was the lynchpin to stability in that area, so, in his absence, we knew we had to do something to regain control," said Middindorf.

The idea was to take a company of grunts, about 200, march them through the dead of night to a rendezvous point, rest, and then move on a key supply hub in the middle of fiercely held Taliban territory. A small village, called Lewar Jel Jay, and it was the organizational jump off point for enemy operations in the area.

This is what Marines call, "Company movement to contact."

"Pardon my language, but I couldn't fucking believe it when I finally gave the order, I said — prepare for a frontal assault on Lewar-Jel-Jay."

SGT Chesty

Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIII still makes promotion to sergeant even though Conduct With Defense Secretary's Golden Retriever Was Unbecoming. Good thing it wasn't Bo. The President would've cooked him and eaten him on the spot.

Only In SF

This is what happens when you allow nekkid dudes free run of the joint. Alleged Cock Ring Patrol Upsets Castro District Nudists. NSFW.

80's Music-Rick Astley

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Cloud Computing

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It's stories like this that make me very afraid for our future. Some Americans Believe Stormy Weather Interferes With Cloud Computing.

According to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Citrix, approximately 51 percent of the respondents believe that a few rain clouds in the sky will directly interfere with Internet-connected electronics when attempting to upload or download data through cloud computing. Of the 1,004 people surveyed, the majority thought the term “the cloud” was related to actual clouds in the sky and 29 percent thought it had to do with weather conditions. Only 16 percent recognized the cloud as the common term when referring to a computer network that stores data for Internet-connected devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Sex And Room Color

So, not getting enough action in the bedroom? Perhaps it is your room color. People With Purple Bedrooms Have The Most Sex. Toss in some silk sheets and lose the duvets, and your chances go up higher. Supposedly.


1. Purple - 3.49
2. Red - 3.18
3. Sky blue - 3.14
4. Pink - 3.02
5. Black - 2.99
6. Navy blue - 2.76
7. Yellow - 2.43
8. Orange - 2.36
9. Brown - 2.10
10. White - 2.02
11. Beige - 1.97
12. Green - 1.89
13. Grey - 1.80


1. Silk - 4.35
2. Cotton - 2.72
3. Nylon - 2.35
4. Polyester - 2.33
5. Duvet - 1.80

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