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Why don't we just keep calling it "Burma"?

There seemed to be some different takes in news organizations of "Myanmar" and "Burma", which was interesting... to me, at least.

It's a little too simplistic to say "Because that's what they call their country!"

I don't know a single German who calls their country "Germany". It's "Deutschland" - which doesn't resemble "Germany" in any way.

I don't know a single Spaniard who calls their country "Spain".

We don't refer to "Italy" as "Italia".

The number of countries to which we do not refer, in American English usage, by "what they call themselves" are legion.

So, it is clear that there is no "we have to call the country whatever they call it" rule, and that is trivially obvious. Why then, do we only apply this rule to some countries, and not to other countries?

Will the GOP object to Obama's large inaugural balls?

We should predict the outrages in advance.

They will probably compare the size of Obama's inaugural balls to the size of every other president, and be apoplectic over Obama's massive inaugural balls.

"Suspend your huge inaugural balls" will be the teabaggers' next demand.

What is your favorite flavor of Slurpee?

I am in 7-11 maybe once every two years, and it seems like they always have different flavors.

What flavors do they have now?

Can Obama salvage the rest of this failed second term

I was very pleased with the election last week, but after reading DU, I think we can safely conclude that the second term has been an abject failure.

The question remains whether, in the few remaining days of this second term, is there anything that can be salvaged, or have we hit the point of no return?

The second term was a heady several hours of optimism and hopes, which have now been dashed - kicked to the curb under the bus to slurp the final remains of vomit there.

I guess the only thing left to do is for him to order the invasion of Iran. Not once in the last five minutes has he clearly denied his obvious intention to do so.

Pulitzer for report of Kelley or Broadwell at Seymour Johnson AFB


Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs) and Air Combat Command Public Affairs.


Seymour Johnson is THE place for public affairs.

What post could be better for an unpaid social liaison.

It is not conducive to civil discussion to have a "Latest Threats" tab

If we want people to discuss things civilly, then I don't see any good purpose served by highlighting the most obnoxious posts on DU with its own navigation tab. It only serves to foster and promote a Jerry Springer Show atmosphere to direct people to find the "Latest Threats".

I, for one, refuse to use it.

Petraeus to run in 2016 on "plural marriage equality"

Well, the GOP has been looking for a new platform.

So, where did the Romney storm relief stuff go, anyway?

I know it is probably a stupid question, but what, really did they ever do with that stuff they picked up at Wal-Mart?

Question - how many votes did Obama get in Boehner's district?

If someone could point me in the direction of where to drill that down, I'd love to know.

So, have our crazy friends concluded Petraeus was "set up" yet?


Of course the only reason why he was kept in the administration was to give the Obama thugs time to set him up and knock him down in order to eliminate him as a future political opponent.

I question the timing here. Just as we are re-grouping from the stolen election, they kneecap the best prospect for 2016.


If they haven't come up with this on their own yet, then perhaps someone might give them some help. Throw the drowning folks another anchor.
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