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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.  
Via  Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption:  Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)
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Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.

Via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption: Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)

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Talking about visual metaphors: With wars and armies in mind, Christianity as the correct posture. (Caption below.)

via:NYT Lens photos of the day

(photo: Pavel Pavlov/Reuters caption: Members of the Russian Honor Guard at a base in Moscow marched with wooden crosses to correct posture during the first rehearsal for the annual victory parade in May.)

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Talking about visual metaphors: With wars and armies in mind, Christianity as the correct posture. (Caption below.)

via:NYT Lens photos of the day

(photo: Pavel Pavlov/Reuters caption: Members of the Russian Honor Guard at a base in Moscow marched with wooden crosses to correct posture during the first rehearsal for the annual victory parade in May.)

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Latest pic of local PD’s arming with military gear. What makes this particularly scary though are the outfits. Fallujah, U.S.A.

Via The Daily.com: Battlefield Main Street

(photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty caption: Armored vehicles, like this one being ridden by SWAT team members in Lakewood, Wash., are made available to police departments by a Department of Defense program)
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Latest pic of local PD’s arming with military gear. What makes this particularly scary though are the outfits. Fallujah, U.S.A.

Via The Daily.com: Battlefield Main Street

(photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty caption: Armored vehicles, like this one being ridden by SWAT team members in Lakewood, Wash., are made available to police departments by a Department of Defense program)

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Santa looks a little annoyed, don’t you think? Maybe because they are HIS machine guns.

And then, Arizona will be Arizona, I guess. Seasons Greetings and more from the Scottsdale Gun Club.

h/t: TPM


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Santa looks a little annoyed, don’t you think? Maybe because they are HIS machine guns.

And then, Arizona will be Arizona, I guess. Seasons Greetings and more from the Scottsdale Gun Club.

h/t: TPM

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Bag’s Take-Away:

What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”

(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)
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What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”

(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)

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Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. 

If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads: "September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."

I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here
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Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads:
"September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."
I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here .

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Remember this? Sure felt good (for those waging the “war-on-terror” and art-directing the newsstand edition) when TIME X’d Zarqawi in June of ‘06. Only thing is, Monday’s country-wide attacks in Iraq reduces that military spend to one mammoth case of whack-a-mole.
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Remember this? Sure felt good (for those waging the “war-on-terror” and art-directing the newsstand edition) when TIME X’d Zarqawi in June of ‘06. Only thing is, Monday’s country-wide attacks in Iraq reduces that military spend to one mammoth case of whack-a-mole.

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I guess there are international “boots on the ground” in Libya (top left).

… But seriously, coming on the heels of 
alterations to the now “iconic” Situation Room photo, we have to wonder: has the internet made everything a joke?


(photo: 
Slideshow via Foreign Policy caption: Peacekeeper in Leptis Magna, Libya, and at the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. Summary: For the world’s second-largest expeditionary force, U.N. peacekeepers don’t get nearly the credit they’re due: Maybe an additional 50,000 multilateral troops will do the trick? As FP’s Colum Lynch reports on his Turtle Bay blog, Dutch graphic artist Pierre Derks has arranged for tens-of-thousands of blue-helmeted toy soldiers to be distributed around the world; photos of their new patrols can be seen on his website www.minibluehelmets.com.)
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I guess there are international “boots on the ground” in Libya (top left).

… But seriously, coming on the heels of alterations to the now “iconic” Situation Room photo, we have to wonder: has the internet made everything a joke?

(photo: Slideshow via Foreign Policy caption: Peacekeeper in Leptis Magna, Libya, and at the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. Summary: For the world’s second-largest expeditionary force, U.N. peacekeepers don’t get nearly the credit they’re due: Maybe an additional 50,000 multilateral troops will do the trick? As FP’s Colum Lynch reports on his Turtle Bay blog, Dutch graphic artist Pierre Derks has arranged for tens-of-thousands of blue-helmeted toy soldiers to be distributed around the world; photos of their new patrols can be seen on his website www.minibluehelmets.com.)

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Meanwhile, in news from Afghanistan (courtesy of the Army Flickr page), we saved two puppies!
(photo: uncredited/ Army Flickr Stream caption: U.S. Army Spc. Ahren Blake, a combat medic from Clinton, Iowa, with Company D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, holds two puppies he found at an observation post in the Aziz Khan Kats Mountain Valley range near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 15. The puppies have been living with the Afghan National Army Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 201st Infantry Corps, which man the Ops that 3rd Platoon visited.)
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Meanwhile, in news from Afghanistan (courtesy of the Army Flickr page), we saved two puppies!

(photo: uncredited/ Army Flickr Stream caption: U.S. Army Spc. Ahren Blake, a combat medic from Clinton, Iowa, with Company D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, a part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, holds two puppies he found at an observation post in the Aziz Khan Kats Mountain Valley range near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 15. The puppies have been living with the Afghan National Army Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 201st Infantry Corps, which man the Ops that 3rd Platoon visited.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Let the canonization begin….John Paul still needs one more miracle.  Not so the Navy Seals.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Let the canonization begin….John Paul still needs one more miracle. Not so the Navy Seals.

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