Troops clear last pockets of resistance in Marjah

There are 165 comments on the LA Daily News story from Feb 27, 2010, titled Troops clear last pockets of resistance in Marjah. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Marines and Afghan troops cleared the last major pocket of resistance in the former Taliban-ruled town of Marjah on Saturday - part of an offensive that is the run-up to a larger showdown this year in the most strategic part of Afghanistan's dangerous south.

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G Patton

Ashland, OR

#1 Feb 28, 2010
In the months following 9-11, we had the support of our allies to go after those that attacked us. But Bush jr. used 9-11 as a pretext to go into Iraq instead. We could have concentrated all of our resources in Afghanistan and the Tora Bora mountains, and with world support at the time, simply informed Pakistan that we WILL cross the border if that what it takes to , not simply remove or rout, or displace the Taliban and Al Queda , but surround them and kill them all. THEN stood atop this mound of mid-evil garbage to inform any others that we mean business. Bush jr. clearly squandered the moment and instead did the bidding of those who got him SELECTED president by the supreme court. Ask yourself why is this former president invisible, persona non grata, and simply not wanted on the major lecture tours. It is because he and Rumsfeld and George Tenet have been completely discredited like no other administration in modern times.How the republican voters chose Bush over John Mc Cain in 2000 will always puzzle me.

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#2 Jul 3, 2010
Absolutely amazing!

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#3 Jul 3, 2010
It’s not available to the title “Search”
feature, either.
Do you suppose we strained it’s resources to
the limit, and it’s gone ‘poof’?
Shall we start a new one?
That was what we said we’d be doing,
if one morning we couldn’t find it.

If you agree, I think we can get together, here.

Let me start it out with a few questions, if I may ...

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#4 Jul 3, 2010
What do Richard Griffiths and Fiona Shaw have in common?

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#5 Jul 3, 2010
He was nicknamed the "Idol of Ohio".
He defeated William Jennings Bryan, twice.
He used the Spanish-American War slogan in his presidential campaign "Remember the Maine".
He was the 25th President of the United States.

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#6 Jul 3, 2010
This state is nicknamed "The Land of Opportunity".
This state borders the Mississippi River along it's easter flank.
This state was part of the huge land parcel known as the Louisiana Purchase.

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#7 Jul 3, 2010
This is completely weird. I can see your posts on Trivia tonight. I don't know if Fifth's been there today, but she's not showing up.

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#8 Jul 3, 2010
comic strip
characters

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#9 Jul 3, 2010
we got there b/c we have the site marked. It's not listed at all on the top stories forum anymore, so we can't be found without taking a shortcut to get there.

I'm heading to bed. See you all tomorrow.

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#10 Jul 3, 2010
I tried to send you a message, in that regard, but it 'bounced'.
I am hopeful that our other regulars will soon locate us.
The floor looks rather dull. I wonder if Joe Fryday has any of that yellow soap left.

HUGS

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#11 Jul 3, 2010
Gold Star!

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#12 Jul 3, 2010
I hadn't been on since about 1200, and couldn't find it when I went back to check, in the afternoon.

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#13 Jul 3, 2010
Rest well, Subtle Signs.
HUGS

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#14 Jul 3, 2010
It's after 2100, and time I went to bed, too.

May the Maker protect and bless each of you, and those whom you hold dear.

HUGS

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#15 Jul 3, 2010
Good morning! LIP, Crazy, Ex, Nurse Cat, MP, Gracious, Alex, Beachball, and all the other regulars, we're here now.
And good morning, Joe. I am continuing the tradition of bringing your breakfast when I can. Today I brought a plateful of potatoes (no onions), scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, and a banana
. A brand new jug of OJ is in the fridge, and the Folger's is hot and fresh. Enjoy!

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#16 Jul 3, 2010
Yesterday was a bad and busy day so I never did Famous Birthdays:

1. This female rapper was born with the name Dana Owens. She celebrated birthday #40 yesterday. Who?

2. This speed skater won Olympic gold
in 1988, 1992, 1994. She turned 46 yesterday. Who?

3. He was our 22nd and 24th US president. He was born 173 years ago yesterday. Who?

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#17 Jul 3, 2010
"Die Hard" actor, Demi's husband. He is 55 today. Who?

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#18 Jul 3, 2010
She played the possessive "other woman" in the film "Fatal Attraction". She is 63 today. Who?

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#19 Jul 3, 2010
He was an American officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, gambler, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee. He is best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, along with Doc Holliday. He was born on March 19, 1848. Who?

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#20 Jul 3, 2010
Ok then. Good work getting a new place ready for us.

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