The Empire Always Comes Home

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Have you seen Uncle Sam’s guard dog?
He got it back when he drove out the Brits
from our yard.

He kept it in case they tried to return
or if anyone else treaded onto our side of the fence.
For keeping us safe and free,
this dog had won our love and respect.

But then Uncle Sam descended into madness.
Convinced that all the neighboring yards belonged to him as well,
he trained his dog to snarl and attack our neighbors
under the pretense of home defense. [Read more…]

How the War Cult Hurts Veterans

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Do American soldiers ever truly EAS?

The end of active service should signal a transition back to a normal life for soldiers moving away from a temporary occupation of killing people and breaking stuff to a more permanent occupation of anything else. Increasingly, however, the average servicemember is having some difficulty shifting gears. The modern cliche of the veteran growing a beard and pumping out military-themed graphic apparel while living off of the GI Bill exists for a reason. I have a few ideas why.

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Police Union May Boycott 49ers Over Kaepernick

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Cops are threatening to go on strike over Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.

The Santa Clara police union, offended by Kaepernick’s continuing decision to not stand for the anthem in protest of police brutality, sent a letter to the San Francisco 49ers saying that doing nothing about their incorrigible player “could result in police officers choosing not to work at your facilities.” Apparently, in addition to forcing the public to pay for their services or face arrest, Santa Clara police also demand their steadfast devotion. [Read more…]