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January 10, 2006

H&I Fires, 10 Jan 06

Open post for those with something to share. New, complete posts come in below.

But wait - I thought teaching Intelligent Design as a philosophy class was okay... apparently not.

Central American leaders are annoyed that Congress is trying to tighten-up immigration laws (even though our laws are (and would remain) more liberal than at *least* Mexico's)

Diplomats from Mexico and Central America on Monday demanded guest worker programs and the legalization of undocumented migrants in the United States, while criticizing a U.S. proposal for tougher border enforcement.

Heh. The real reason is buried at the bottom of the article:

Aguilar also said migrants "don't emigrate because they lack work, but rather for a series of other reasons, cultural reasons or better living conditions."

Gezackly, make your countries a place people want to live, rather than export them to import our economic surplus to prop up your bad policies, and maybe they'll live there. Just a thought. The whole article is here.

Strategy Page has a great series of photos from Iraq. My faves are these tanks on the gunnery range, MLRS in action, and this, war is a damn dirty and tiring enterprise.

Lastly - another Strategy Page bit - on the A10. -The Armorer

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Hand-to-hand combat training for Walter Reed patients.

In a follow-up to to the story of Maj. Steve Beck, CAO: Lt. Cathey's son is a Christmas present to his widow.

My response to William Arkin in the WaPo.

- Fuzzybear Lioness

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Ooooo, Air Show Pics! H/t, Jim C

Hoo-ah Sergeant Seavey! Heh, "That wasn't in the form of a question, but a statement..." So we don't have to answer it. Chickensh1t. - The Armorer.

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I've been kinda quiet lately- at least on my blog. Yesteday I told you all I had some things to say... and today, I finally got some of it out. I'm proud to say that Cincinnati is the site of the Creation Museum! It won't be open for another year, but they are doing incredible work out there, bringing science and theology together. ~~AFSister

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Rammer asks 'Does size matter?' --Punctilious

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Don't worry, Grandma, we'll keep the light on for ya. And the TV too.

Some parents just can't take a joke, ya know? I mean... come on... what's wrong with a 5-year-old getting drunk? sheesh. ~~AFSister

OK... one more for today, and then I swear I'm done. But this was just too good to pass up. Did you know that the Iraqi Army took over FOB Bernstein this week? Yep. It's no longer under US Army control. Way to go Iraq!
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Christopher Hitchen's goes to town - fight them everywhere

Jill Carroll from the Christian Science Monitor was kidnapped in Iraq on Saturday and the first people to carry the news AND the name, were bloggers. Although, I was asked not to report the name until officially released since they were trying to locate her and possibly negotiate her release. I was torn about it since I felt that it is publicity within the first 24 hours that usually helps kidnappers get caught. After that, information starts going cold and all you're left with is the hope that the kidnappers WILL contact you. Now I know how Michael Yon must have felt when he couldn't write about something he knew. Still, prayers please, because Jill was a free lancer journalist who actually went outside the wire a lot and took the chances we are always asking journalists to take. And, she was good.

Speaking of blogger kerfuffles, here's what an Arab-English language paper thinks of bloggers and here are two journos-slash-bloggers reporting from two very interesting places in the world: Iran and Egypt. In Egypt, the Big Pharoah tells Michael Totten, "Don't eat that, you might die".

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Baby Noor is doing well after her first surgery.
-Barb

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“It is completely and utterly embarrassing. " But not so much so that you didn't agree to the interview, dolt. -Hat tip, Brian D. -The Armorer

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