Now there are 3 things we must do…

March 11, 2011
Man-onTelephone

Whether we’re military or civilian, we have all heard there are two things we have to do in our lifetime – die and pay taxes. Well, another one has been added:  Cancel your credit cards before you die. When Tom was handling his late aunt’s estate, he found that XYZ Bank had billed her for […]

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Saying it like it is

March 11, 2011
Letter to the Editor

For your consideration… Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor ~ ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter? This was written by a Canadian woman, but oh how it also applies to the U.S., U.K. and Australia. THIS ONE PACKS A FIRM PUNCH Written […]

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Bonded in Blood: The U.S.-Afghan Relationship

March 2, 2011
U.S.-AfghanPowWow

“When it comes to Afghanistan, it appears a special relationship is emerging. While rocky over the last ten years, Secretary Gates signaled this week that the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship ‘is bonded in the blood of our sons and daughters.’ Gates’ Afghan counterpart, Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, said, ‘I strongly believe that our greatest tribute to […]

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1955

March 1, 2011
Being all that I can be

A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college.  There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation. “Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man.  Is something bothering […]

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Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Design a Military Rescue Vehicle

February 24, 2011
Military Rescue Vehicle?

Sure, you can drive it. But can you build it?…  The army’s secretive technology division has been collecting dozens of ideas for the design of its in-the-works rescue vehicle via a social-media contest — relying solely on the power of the crowd to get the next big thing built… So perhaps the Defense Advanced Research […]

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The 1940s – The way it was

February 21, 2011

This 10 minute video is a brief history of life in America in the ’40s and how WWII affected the lives of those living here (friend and foe). You’ll smile at the way it was then and how different it is now, including radio, TV, movies, sports, etc. It also shows how women who supported […]

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What’s your car “brand” IQ?

February 20, 2011
car trafic

If you’re 16 or older, chances are you’re already driving; if not, well, you may want to bone up on your knowledge of cars. But then again, you may be a whiz kid and already know all the answers. However, THIS IS NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK! BUT IT’S FUN.  🙂   TEST …

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Smart kid or wise guy

February 20, 2011
Happy computer

I was having trouble with my computer, so I called Richard, the 11-year-old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control. He came over, clicked a couple of times and fixed it. As he was walking away, I called after him, ‘So, what was wrong?’ He replied, ‘It was an ID ten T error.’ I […]

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