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Archive for July, 2009

How do you fix a problem like Afghanistan?

Friday, July 31st, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 9 Comments »

Afghanistan? “How do you fix a problem like Maria???” The song from the Sound of Music, which is on TV as I channel surf, reverberates in my head as I sit here thinking about the situation in Afghanistan. How do you fix ...

Burial at Sea by LtCol George Goodson, USMC (Ret)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 94 Comments »

*****UPDATE******* I just interviewed LtCol Goodson and the link is below, he is real, this story is real and he is my new Hero    ************UPDATE********  I want to thank Nello Lucchesi for providing the link to this fantastic piece Publisher: Marine Corps ...

Prison trip in the news

Monday, July 20th, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 1 Comment »

Well gang, I was told to keep this under the radar somewhat and now I think we may be able to talk about it soon. Read these articles that were on Yahoo and the front page of the NY times... ...

Afghan marriage law still oppressive, activists say

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Proposed revisions faulted as offering too little change Associated Press By Heidi Vogt July 14, 2009 KABUL Activists yesterday rejected proposed revisions to Afghanistan's marriage law, calling the new version just as oppressive as the original, which critics say legalized marital rape. ...

The Sandgram is on Twitter

Thursday, July 9th, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

Dear Gang, I have been remiss in writing lately, but will pick up the pace. I have joined Twitter, so please log on and list me on your twitter to find out the latest. Semper Fi, Taco

“Show me the money”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 13 Comments »

“Show me the Money” Guys, Because my Team is still deployed for another week or so in Afghanistan, I can’t write about the prisons just yet due to Opsec. I will let them come home, and then we’ll talk about the corrections ...