Thursday, July 3, 2014

What's The News Across The Nation(s), July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

SHOP TIL YOU DROP

I found this site while reading about something else. It's called Chippmunk.

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RIP CURRENT; RIP TIDE; UNDERTOW

What with Arthur coming to your July Fourth picnic as an uninvited guest I thought you on the East Coast might want to know the difference of several water dynamics that can propel you and your loved ones out to sea. Don't get cocky if you live on the Gulf Coast, because our turn is coming.

AP: Arthur's widest effects, July 3, 2014

http://hosted2.ap.org/MAGRE/4e06196a1f11442a96197ec8174afd24/Article_2014-07-03-Arthur-Rip-Currents/id-81c04a1c73654f2c9dcfe1830df9abe0

SOCCER IS FOR BITCHY LITTLE GIRLS

I think Ann chuckles as she writes some of this stuff. I remember when George Will of the Washington Post trashed blue jeans and was inundated with violent and very few witty responses. I suspect George is not as media savvy as Coulter, so he probably hid out at an 'undisclosed location'.

POLITICO: Ann Coulter strikes again on soccer hate, July 3, 2014

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/ann-coulter-soccer-world-cup-response-108551.html?hp=l5

WAIT A MINUTEMAN

As we are on the eve of Independence Day, I thought the status of readiness to defend and protect the nation was appropriate.

Willing but unable, that's what the Army increasingly is finding among potential recruits. It's not only physical, it's also intellectual. Too much weight and too little education makes for 'unfit to serve'.  So much remedial preparation would be necessary for recruits to even get into condition for boot camp (physically and mentally), that the Army doesn't want to expend the effort. As the article points out diet and education is now in the national interests.

ARMY TIMES: Most U.S. youths unfit to serve, data show, November 3, 2009
http://www.armytimes.com/article/20091103/NEWS/911030311/Most-U-S-youths-unfit-serve-data-show

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Unfit for service, July 2, 2014
http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Unfit-for-service-5596682.php





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