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Another year of fun filled snarky news commentary and analysis is almost over and this December marks the second consecutive month that MGx has reached over 20,000 global visitors. Most visitors are from the US and 1% are classified as "addicts" and 35% as "regulars" by Quantcast. Almost 450 regulars are Oregon residents from Portland to Salem to Ashland to Brookings.
The advertising you see on MGx barely covers the cost of maintaining the website and its associated services and pays nothing towards the time and effort involved to research and report on important local issues. If each regular reader just contributed $6 this Christmas season it would pay 50% of the emergency room medical bills for my fifteen year-old daughter this year.
This season please show your appreciation and help keep MGx a voice for fine local writers like, Roy Keene, Wim de Vriend, Ron Sadler and Robert Fischer and many others. Please donate to MGx today.
"A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens." Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
These images were taken by the Marines with cell phones and digital cameras during my son’s deployment to Ramadi. Many men died and many more were wounded and more, like my son, suffer from traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. Some of these men died close by my son and one died in his arms and each one’s passing have left a deep mark.
The child at the end of the video has a special place in my heart and my son will never forget her. The video may take a while to load and I will try to encode it for streaming later if time allows.
If the player doesn’t work you can down load it here
Here is part of my son’s story and a little bit of how war impacts military families