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V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
Chuck Hosking prepares to ride to Kirtland Air Force Base.
Rebecca Belletto

From the Foxhole

Preach the Gospel Always

If necessary, use words

Chuck Hosking is an American marvel, as close to a homegrown prophet as you’re likely to come across.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012

opinion

18 veterans commit suicide each day

That’s the startling opener to Alex Limkin’s column “Flashes of Light,” which is all about staying alive after war.

Limkin, an Iraq War veteran, took a trip with Outward Bound. The wilderness organization leads vets through the backcountry for free. It’s part of an effort to help people cope with post-traumatic stress.

Folks can apply here.

From the Foxhole

Flashes of Light

Staying alive after war

An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The source for this statistic is not some obscure group with an anti-war agenda but an organization that probably knows something about the rate at which veterans are killing themselves—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
V.21 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word in the Old Main, supergiant and Anonymous

The Daily Word

U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.

Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.

Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.

Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.

To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.

Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.

Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.

Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.

Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?

This cheerleader can dead lift 250.

Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.

Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.

The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.

Rest in peace:

Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley

"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius

Poet Wislawa Szymborska

Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee

The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie

V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Benjamin Colton Barnes

opinion

Another broken soldier

Would we have known the name Benjamin Colton Barnes if he hadn’t killed someone else before rushing to his own death in Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day? Or would he have been just another young Iraq War veteran on a suicide trajectory?

Columnist Alex Limkin, also a vet, asks this question in his column From the Foxhole.

A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published in November. It also indicates military suicides have been on the rise since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, died at age 24 in Mount Rainier National Park.

From the Foxhole

Benjamin Colton Barnes

Another broken soldier

The only reason the death of this Iraq War veteran has attracted such attention is that he did not go alone. Had Barnes simply headed off into the frozen wilderness to die, his story would have been unexceptional. After all, scores of returning veterans, traumatized and afflicted, have committed suicide over the last decade.
V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011

From the Foxhole

The Detention of Americans

How the quest for absolute security is compromising our democracy

Columnist and war veteran Alex Limkin takes on the National Defense Authorization Act.
V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011

news

The soldiers who’ve died in Afghanistan

Wars are often reduced to their numbers—the amount spent, the casualties both military and civilian.

But it’s hard to visualize those numbers. After they climb high enough, my brain reverts to the vague idea of “many” or “a lot.”

When I got the list of troops who’ve died from the Department of Defense, I spent a good while looking at the names. “A lot” became concrete.

In remembrance of 10 years in Afghanistan, we published the names, ages and home states of all U.S. casualties reported before Oct. 3. It’s interesting to note how the lists for each year grow exponentially.

The war in Afghanistan is the longest in U.S. history.

V.20 No.41 | 10/13/2011

Feature

The Longest War

American soldiers killed in Afghanistan

This month marks 10 years of war in Afghanistan—the longest military conflict in U.S. history—and the list of our fallen soldiers grows ever longer.

V.20 No.38 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM

Brought to you by the letter G.

The Daily Word

Borders employees leave a list of grievances.

Saudi women will get the vote in 2015. Maybe they will vote to change the law preventing them from driving.

A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.

Faster-than-light-neutrino jokes (scroll down to the comments for more.)

Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.

Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....

Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.

Two articles on former U.S. allies, "the Sopranos of Afghanistan," "goodness personified," the Haqqani clan of Afghanistan.

Sesame Street's "G" is better than post season one "Glee."

Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.

Check out the SPAM Museum. AND the gift shop. AND this recipe for what should have been called "spamosas."

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

news

August was still deadly for Iraqis and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

As I reported in today’s Daily Word, August was the first month without the death of a U.S. troop in Iraq.

But it was still grim for Iraqis. From the last paragraph of this CNN story:

For Iraqis, August saw the worst wave of violence to strike the country in months. On August 15, for example, a barrage of attacks across the country killed at least 84 people and wounded more than 200.

And August was not easy for U.S. service members in Afghanistan, either. It was the deadliest month in that part of the Middle East, with 66 casualties.

Obama says:

"Hundreds of thousands have deployed again and again, year after year," he said. "Never before has our nation asked so much of our all-volunteer force — that 1 percent of Americans who wears the uniform."

The war in Afghanistan is the longest in U.S. history.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

news

The Daily Word in Madoff’s pants, hand hearts and whiskey

The Daily Word

Family of civil rights lawyer Mary Han says police botched the investigation of her death.

Los Ranchos may get a plastic bag manufacturing plant that operates 24 hours a day.

Guv sent out letters to see whether immigrants with driver’s licenses still live in the state. She says more than a quarter of them were sent back by the post office.

Bernie Madoff’s pants can house your iPad.

Carlsbad is running out of water.

Tonight, Republican candidates will debate in Iowa. Gawker’s got your predictions.

More people are getting their tattoos removed.

Cybersex 2.0

The secrets of hand hearts revealed.

Robotic exoskeleton. Yhuuuuuusssssssssss.

Underwater volcano to erupt near Oregon.

American distillers may be rushing whiskey. Crisis?

An investigative report on the use of drones.

The top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.

V.20 No.31 |

news

The Daily Word with an upcoming Anonymous attack, Ted Bundy's blood and a Chinese landlord scorpion attack

The Daily Word

Anonymous is gearing up to attack Facebook this November.

The Congressional Supercommittee has been chosen.

North and South Korea exchange fire.

Glen Beck warns that the looting in London will spread to America, even though these looters don't seem all bad.

President Obama can't catch a break.

FBI agent discusses the West Mesa buried bodies case.

Missouri high school bans Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-5.

America is not ready for President Rick Perry.

Recently discovered vial of Ted Bundy's blood may help uncover more murders.

The Onion is starting a paywall.

I guess horsemaning is the new planking, but whatever happened to flanking?

Probably not a good idea to heckle Aziz Ansari.

Chinese landlord releases thousands of scorpions to chase away his tenants.

Thomas the Imperialist Tank Engine.

Ten crazy slow-motion videos.

Does Pluto have rings?

Tim Heidicker (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) saw a UFO.

Six things that were probably built by aliens.

Happy Birthday Rosanna Arquette!!!

V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
Spc. Adam Jarrell was stationed in Afghanistan for a year with New Mexico’s National Guard. During that time, someone hung a noose outside his sleeping quarters, according to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Courtesy of Adam Jarrell

News Feature

Return Fire

Soldier files a racism complaint about his superiors

Adam Jarrell has wanted to be in the military since he was a kid. So his treatment in Afghanistan came as quite a shock, he says. During his yearlong deployment, he was subject to racial slurs and threats of physical violence, according to a complaint. Jarrell says someone even hung a noose outside his sleeping quarters.
V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

From the Foxhole

Adams on bin Laden

What if, instead of celebrating the news, President Adams sat in the darkness of his study, amid his books and papers, and considered that despite the news, the military occupations would continue unabated?
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