Friday, November 27, 2009

U.S. Toll in Iraq, Afghanistan

Iraq and Afghanistan statistics via The Boston Globe (AP).

As of Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at least 4,366 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,478 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

As of Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at least 849 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 659 were killed by hostile action.

More here and here.

Honor the Fallen.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mark Fiore: Happy Thanksgiving

More Mark Fiore brilliance.

Via The San Francisco Chronicle.

- ferg

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey. Stuffing. Beer. Family. Football.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

- ferg

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Flashback: George Carlin - The Greatest Evil

We love you, George.

- ferg

Monday, November 23, 2009

Programming Note: Thanksgiving Week, Time Off

So Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the U.S., and I'm also taking some time off this week to play host to family, so posts to the blog this week will probably few and far between.

Thanks, and Enjoy.

- ferg