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“You leave no footprints. No one is watching you, but you’re part of history.” ~BILL LEE, who stood guard at the head of the coffin of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago. Quotation of the Day for Friday, November 22, 2013 –

Quote of the Day

“I don’t expect you to understand. I mean, how many people go to work and say, literally say, ‘I might die tonight.’ But that’s boxing.” ~BERNARD HOPKINS, a former boxer known as the Executioner. Quotation of the Day for Thursday, November 21, 2013 –

Quote of the Day

“Today’s event demonstrates the political and economic costs of Syria for Iran. Syria is a kind of flytrap for the Iranians. They’re just stuck to it.” ~CLIFF KUPCHAN, a risk analyst, on the lethal bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, noting that Iran had stirred anger by supporting the …

Quote of the Day

“Wood cracking, walls falling, you can’t imagine what that sounds like.” ~ELLA BOLAM, on a tornado that leveled her house and dozens more in Washington, Ill. Quotation of the Day for Tuesday, November 19, 2013 –

Opponents block Washington state gay marriage

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s gay marriage law was blocked from taking effect Wednesday as opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking a public vote on the issue in November. Preserve Marriage Washington submitted the signatures just a day before the state was to begin allowing same-sex marriages. State officials …

Paper Cuts | Battleland |

Command Sergeant Major Teresa King – relieved of command of the service’s drill-sergeant school at Fort Jackson, S.C., last November – was reinstated Friday, only days before she is set to relinquish command. The Army reversed shortly after King filed a complaint alleging that her suspension stemmed from racism, sexism, …