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A guide to eating a “delicious” MRE« FraudWasteAbuse

A guide to eating a “delicious” MRE « FraudWasteAbuse

What an interesting and outrageous post. The pictures of the ‘food’ is all it takes to let you know that this is not luxury food; its survival food.

This blog post made blog of the minute front page of today and currently has 47 posts. A couple of readers let you know that this version of the emergency food is better than in the past. C rashions anybody?

Its also on Digg, but so far it has not gotten many votes (13 currently).

If you want to know about army food rashions, and he stories related to them, give the link above a click.

March 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Food, Health, War | Leave a comment

YouTube – Vote Different

YouTube – Vote Different


Look at these stats!!

Views: 2,698,833 | Comments: 5908 | Favorited: 3823 times

25 video honors and 6 response video.

Since we here at Social Orb focus on comments… we have to say, “Wow!” at the level of comments this video post made. Of course when politics comes up (and with THAT many posts) someone is going to call someone else’s mother “fat” and “ugly”. Other 3 and 4 letter words are used as well.

First comment – Rooktoven (2 weeks ago)


I’m with you guys all the way! Edwards in ’08!

Other comments:

sarahfdavis (2 weeks ago)

I don’t get it either. If you had a republican talking head it might make sense but Hillary? She’s hardly big brother! I don’t get all the Hillary bashiing at all. Same ol’ crap – an ambitious woman is deceitful and shrill. The same qualities in a man are admirable. Let the misogyny games begin!

marksis (2 weeks ago)

Hardly a parody… they used the ad footage directly and did a few tweaks here and there, such as replacing the audio track and altering the image (composting) on the big screen. I doubt the ad is in the public domain. Was this REALLY put out by their campaign? I doubt it. That would be a bad move to be sued for copyright infringement. I’m assuming a private individual prepared this altered video.

wageslave01 (1 hour ago)

Maybe you really need to think about the point i made, and when the day comes when you are praying to Allah 5 times a day, you will thank the librals i am shure…. As for the “ideology of the weak”, well they are the weak, they are to scared to offend anyone in anyway, and they go against a lot of what the Bible teaches, so it’s ok to offend the christians, but don’t do a thing to offend the muslims..

Not sure if anyone went into depth about the whole thing… and I am not going through 5000+ comments… at least not this time. If you wish to see whow the comments progressed, just head over to YouTube.

March 25, 2007 Posted by | Government, Politics, Terror, Video, War, YouTube and Friends | Leave a comment

Troop Withdrawal Wins House Passage »

Troop Withdrawal Wins House Passage »

WOW! 600+ COMMENTS MADE BY  162 MEMBERS! Now that’s a real conversation going on right there. It gets crazy at times but for the most part, its intellegent conversation. Real thoughts and ideas on what the hell is going on in Washinton DC.

Personally, I think its the Dems way of distancing themselves from the fact that they voted for the war rather than something to help end the war completely. I mean, lets face it, unless there is a mirical, if the troop leave in the next year or so, Iraq will probably be a complete war zone (way worst than it ever was or currently is). So why all the “lets leave in 6 months” stuff?

Logically speaking… has there ever been a situation where troops left and its gotten better when the country is so full of violence?

Anyway, that’s my opinion. Plenty of others on Netscape.

March 24, 2007 Posted by | Government, Netscape, Opinion, Politics, Social Bookmarking, War | Leave a comment

Featured Comment RSS: Muslim Woman Re-Translates Koran with Feminist View »

Muslim Woman Re-Translates Koran with Feminist View »

This is the first time I am posting about a featured comment RSS. I have had a few Featured Comment RSS articles, but I decided that whenever I add a new one from now on, I am going to make a corrisponding blob post about it.

The featured comment RSS comes from Netscape and the subject is Islam and women. As you may know, Islam is a hot topic these days for many reasons… so when a english speaking site or a mostly American user base gets their hands on a topic like this, it tends to get people to talk.

airglide says: “make the religion more friendly toward women.”

How does this really change anything? The premise of the koran is that in paradise the man has his harem. His wife on earth can compete for his favor with the other women. With the required circumcision of both genders, the woman gets to be a receptacle for a mans pleasure. It is still a mans religion.

…and the rebutal (well one anyway)

berbles  says, There are millions of single Muslim women that live on their own in America, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, and the rest of Europe who maintain their devout beliefs based upon their own understanding of the Quran, obviously it is not strictly a “man’s” religion.

24 members battled it out with each other to make a grand total of 65 comments so far. Original story is here:

March 24, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Culture, Featured Comment RSS, Netscape, Opinion, Religion, Social Bookmarking, Terror, Top Comments, War | Leave a comment

Brave Mujahideen Warriors Use Children in Car Bomb

There is more to this digg link than meets the eye. You have a digg article link with 400+ diggs NOT make the front page. How did this happen when digg links with only 50 can reach the front page?

A fellow wordpress blogger has a idea:

His blog has received over 100 comments so far on the subject. The comments go everywhere from war to religion. I have no clue what LGB means (little green goofballs?)… nor moonbats. I’ll admit I didn’t look at this in depth. I wonder if this will become a big issue? I guess we will have to come back later.

Digg pick link quote:

There are no words. Iraq insurgents used children in car bombing. Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint over the weekend, a senior US military official…

read more | digg story

March 21, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Digg Link Picks, Social Bookmarking, Terror, War | Leave a comment

Update: Rosie Goes Public on 9/11 Conspiracy »

Update: Rosie Goes Public on 9/11 Conspiracy »

Well… are people STILL doing the conspiracy thing? If anything Bush and his team (lets call it Team Bush) ignored warnings because they figured they could use it to do the stuff they are doing now. That is the only possible conspiracy and the most logical one if THAT even happened.

Please, lets stop with the “somebody made the towers come down and it wasn’t the airplanes” stuff.

Anyway, that is just my opinion. There are plenty of comments (50 so far) that either agree with me or disagree.

March 18, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Government, Netscape, Politics, Social Bookmarking, War | 1 Comment

Victory In Iraq: New Oil Law Helps Needy Western Oil Companies – Wonkette

Victory In Iraq: New Oil Law Helps Needy Western Oil Companies – Wonkette


The comments for this post go there. Either that or I am in the laughing mood. The next 2 years are gong to be very interesting when it comes to Iraq. 20+ comments.

February 21, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Opinion, Politics, War | Leave a comment

A interesting concept for a social networking site. Take a look at the topics that appear on the front page:

Save Net Neutrality Improve Public Schools Empower Women End Homelessness help children in cambodia Cure Diabetes End global poverty Support indigenous struggles worldwide Universal Health Care Support Public Transportation Stop Drunk Driving cure malaria Peace in the Middle East Reduce Child Obesity Separate Church and State End dependency on oil Stop Animal Testing make love not war cure AIDS Increase Funding for Stem Cell Research Recycle Cure Multiple Sclerosis sustainable lifestyle Advance Gay Rights New Orleans Aid End the Crisis in Darfur Provide Learning Opportunities for Underprivileged Kids Protect Free Speech Help Iraqi Refugees Protect women’s right to choose Fight Bone Cancer Recruit idealistic techies to work for mission-based organizations


(It looks better on the website than on here)


Lets look  at a topic shall we?

Save Net Neutrality
On this page we have everything that has to do with the topic of Net Neutrality. It shows how many people want the change, a couple of featured blogs on the subject, videos on the subject, picture on the subject (there are pictures about this?) and of course plain old comments (there are about 8 in all so far) .

Pretty interesting site. I will be going back to review blogs, comments and videos on hot topics (and maybe some cold ones too).

February 9, 2007 Posted by | Business, Culture, Education, Family, Opinion, Photography, Politics, Video, War | Leave a comment

[Video] How soldiers drive humvees in Iraq (

[Video] How soldiers drive humvees in Iraq (

What’s your opinion? Apparently there are many to be had for this post on Reddit. Well over 100 comments to breaze through. Some commenters noted that the Police and Fire department would do the same thing is push came to shove (I’ve never seen it though).

January 28, 2007 Posted by | Opinion, Politics, Reddit, Social Bookmarking, Video, War | Leave a comment

Free The Planet of Terrorism

Yahoo Answers asks What should we do to free our planet from terrorism? The question was submitted by… you never guess who… Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Who is that? India’s (the country) President. Yes, the President of India has proposed this question to the web 2.0 community. So what is the answer?


YAHOO! ANSWERS staff notice: You can also view the President’s video here:… Register there to also win really cool prizes! Only Indian residents will be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be contacted on their yahoo email ids, so keep checking.

Its a little contest too. Go figure. There are some interesting answers on there from officials from India and other places. Batman also answers. Welcome to the social web.

Sit down, grab a cup of cofee or tea and have a read. There are some really long answers. Mine was a little short. If everyone feels they can achive more than they have, be successful and prosper, then terrorism pretty much ends. Notice people who have freedom, homes, jobs tend not to want war while those who feel limited and stuck tend to want to fight. Oppertunity and the pursuit of happiness. Give them what we all really want in life and all of a sudden, terrorist loose their ability to recruit.

Welcome to the social orb.

January 14, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Government, Terror, War, Yahoo Answers | Leave a comment