Why Noah Went to the Woods
: He was a proud Marine who survived three brutal tours in Iraq and had plans to redeploy with the national guard. But when 30-year-old Noah Pippin vanished inside Montana’s remote Bob Marshall Wilderness, he left behind a trail of haunting secrets—and a mystery that may never be solved.
"The Pippins were alarmed. Given their son’s strict adherence to his moral code, a scenario in which Noah had intentionally shirked his military duty was nearly inconceivable. After several calls to his phone went straight to voice mail, they began to investigate, discovering that they knew far less about their son than they had imagined."
posted by the man of twists and turns
on May 3, 2012 -
Al Columbia has finally updated his site
. Previously, there had been ominous hinting
at a more fleshed-out web experience, but no follow-up. Rumors of a documentary by Kevin Belli
have been in the air for years, but nothing has been announced beyond this
(scroll down). In March, the Fantagraphics blog brought more news
of the documentary's progress and
hints of publishing Columbia's sketchbooks. Columbia himself confirmed the Fantagraphics book at the beginning of April in an Inkstuds interview
(audio), describing it as a large-format collection of most of his unpublished work
from the last ten years. Promises, promises. His contribution to Mome 7
seem to be a bit more concrete. If you've been waiting on A.C. all these years, you'll want to hear that interview: he brings you song (his own Percival Cook
), much nervous laughter, meandering descriptions, and dream revelations (at age 12, a dream of having sex with Felix the Cat
). [more inside]
posted by ibeji
on May 29, 2007 -
Why Bush Left Texas Growing evidence suggests that George W. Bush abruptly left his Texas Air National Guard unit in 1972 for substantive reasons pertaining to his inability to continue piloting a fighter jet. A months-long investigation, which includes examination of hundreds of government-released documents, interviews with former Guard members and officials, military experts and Bush associates, points toward the conclusion that Bush's personal behavior was causing alarm among his superior officers and would ultimately lead to his fleeing the state to avoid a physical exam he might have had difficulty passing... If it is demonstrated that profound behavioral problems marred Bush's wartime performance and even cut short his service, it could seriously challenge Bush's essential appeal as a military steward and guardian of societal values. It could also explain the incomplete, contradictory and shifting explanations provided by the Bush camp for the President's striking invisibility from the military during the final two years of his six-year military obligation...
There's that elephant in the living room again.
posted by y2karl
on Sep 15, 2004 -
George Bushes's Military record: a critical analysis
This pdf file is about as definitive a look as we are likely to get on the Bush military record. Clearly most post4ers/readers of Metafilter do not support Bush, but having some clear-cut evidence at hand to use in arguments against those who attack the Kerry militaryrecord, this will give the Bushites reason to move on to other topics
posted by Postroad
on Sep 8, 2004 -
An examination of the Bush military files within the context of US Statutory Law, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force policies and procedures of that era lead to a single conclusion: George W. Bush was considered a deserter
by the United States Air Force.
posted by Postroad
on Jun 30, 2004 -