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On Tuesday, the toll of American dead in Afghanistan passed 1,000, after a suicide bomb in Kabul killed at least five United States service members. Having taken nearly seven years to reach the first 500 dead, the war killed the second 500 in fewer than two.

Full Story – HERE

I hope the Taliban death toll is in the 5 digit range.

To those that serve, thank you.

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These bedrooms once belonged to men and women who died fighting in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These fallen men and women were blown up by IEDs, RPGs, hand grenades and suicide bombers. They were shot down in ambushes and by snipers. They died in helicopters, in humvees, and in tanks. It all took place thousands of miles away from home, and the country they fought to defend.

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The purpose of this project is to honor these fallen – not simply as soldiers, marines, airmen and seamen, but as sons, daughters, sisters and brothers – and to remind us that before they fought, they lived, and they slept, just like us, at home.

Heartbreaking pictures, and stories. :(

Reminds me of the great quote… “All gave some, some gave all.”

Bedrooms Of The Fallen website – HERE

Ashley Gilbertson (the Photojournalist’s website) – HERE

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Only $9.99 on Amazon – HERE

According to the wired.com GeekDad review:

The Zombie Combat Manual succeeds because it doesn’t try to rehash everything there is to know about zombies, it concentrates on hand-to-hand combat survival techniques. There are just enough encounter sections to keep things moving and Ma’s sense of humor prevents the book from getting too dark, despite the often gruesome subject matter. (Source)

Zombie Combat Club website – HERE

Some more zombie books that might be of interest:

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This chart was in Newsweek magazine a few weeks ago:

It’s kind of hard to read the list on the graphic, so I retyped it:

  1. Don’t be a hero: Accept the situation and prepare to wait.
  2. Do what you’re told – and remember: the first 45 minutes are the most dangerous.
  3. Don’t speak unless spoken to, and then only when necessary
  4. Get comfortable, but never turn your back on your captor
  5. Don’t make suggestions: you’ll be blamed if the idea goes wrong.
  6. Don’t try to escape, unless your sure you’ll succeed and even then think twice.
  7. Let medical needs be known – but in a matter-of-fact way.
  8. Be observant: memorize captors’ names, identifying marks etc…
  9. Answer only “yes” or “no” if you end up fielding questions from authorities
  10. Signal the police if your captors are listening in on the line.
  11. Don’t be argumentative: treat your captors like royalty.
  12. Hit the floor: when help comes, stay down with your hands on your head.

Probably all good advice if you are willing to take the chance of dying at the hands of your captor.  Often though, you are going to have some pissed off captors on your hands once they figure out they are not getting all that they demand.  This has the potential to turn sour real quick and that’s when hostages start disappearing.

This is why I offer then 2 step solution to dealing with captors:

I know some of you are going to jump on me saying its not feasible in all situations, and I agree.   I’d rather take responsibility for my own life, rather than rolling the dice on whether or not Law Enforcement is going to surgically remove the scumbags before innocent people start dying.

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A gunman walked into a Las Vegas federal courthouse Monday morning and opened fire, killing a court security officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal.

Seven employees of the U.S. Marshals Service chased the shooter out of the building and returned fire, according to authorities. He died after collapsing across the street from the courthouse from multiple gunshot wounds, said Ramon Denby, spokesman for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officials say the gunman was clad entirely in black.

Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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Staring down the barrel of Jesus’ shotgun…


Nipomo, CA – The display is of Jesus and Santa, the two icons of Christmas.  However, Jesus is holding a shotgun over the dead body of Santa Claus.

Full Story – HERE

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