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  • Travelling to Florida's Atlantic Coast - Need Advice

    09/19/2019 7:54:37 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 76 replies
    OK, the wife and I are planning a week long vacation in early October. We're flying into Orlando, spending a few days there and then heading eastward and then north along the Atlantic Coast. I don't think we'll go much further than Saint Augustine. Yeah, there's the obvious places to go - like Kennedy Space Center. Saint Augustine looks very interesting too. There's a few national parks I wanna check out along the way too. I'd even settle more good recommendations that are even a bit inland from the coast. I'm up for anything in the way of recommendations -...
  • Ask Amy: My daughter lives with me and owns a gun. Can I kick her out?

    06/18/2019 12:43:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 271 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 6-13-2019 | Amy Dickinson
    Dear Amy: This week, I discovered that my intelligent, hard-working, responsible 24-year-old daughter (who lives with me) is a gun owner! And it’s not a normal gun, either — it is a 40-caliber semi-automatic, and she has hollow-point bullets to go with it. Amy, this is the kind of weapon a criminal would possess! She says it is for emergencies. There have only been two home invasions in our neighborhood in the last 11 years. I’ve given her three choices: She can either give her weapon to me, sell it or move out in three weeks. I love my daughter...
  • How to Make an Enemy

    06/10/2019 5:02:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    The response to my new TEDx Talk, "How to Make an Enemy and How to Turn Them Around," shows how unresolved conflict is in our divided country. This is the first of a two-part column on how we make enemies and how we can turn such relationships around.All at times can find themselves in a strained relationship. Maybe it starts with an initial conflict, a personal attack, a political disagreement, or an unresolved issue. Poorly handled, it can turn into an "enemy" relationship that saps our energy and limits our influence.Many may feel like getting even but seeking revenge often...
  • How to Build Up Your Life from Nothing.

    06/02/2019 7:06:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 78 replies
    Metallicman ^ | Posted update 6-3-2019 | Editorial Staff
    This is the full post of the article. It is in honor for all the new graduates that are just now entering the work force. How to Build Up Your Life from Nothing. Here are my thoughts on what a young man can do to build up his life when he exits school. It does not matter if the school is college, High School, or elementary school. There comes a point in time when you need to make the transition from a student to a worker. Everyone has their thoughts on this. Here are mine. What Can we do? If...
  • Claire McCaskill: I hope Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows parts of the US reject the Democratic Party

    12/25/2018 6:13:36 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner Magazine ^ | 12/25/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's unsure why Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has become so popular among Democrats. But the Missouri Democrat has some advice for the young rising liberal star. In an interview with CNN, McCaskill admitted, "I'm a little confused why she's the thing," after admitting she didn't know Ocasio-Cortez when asked if the self-proclaimed democratic socialist was a "crazy Democrat" like the ones she warned about during the 2018 campaign trail. McCaskill did say the 29-year-old was a "good example" of a "bright shiny new object" that came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat...
  • How To Invest Your $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Winnings

    10/22/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 107 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/18 | Garth Friesen
    One in 300 million. The odds aren’t great, but your chances of winning the massive Mega Millions lottery are as good as the next person. The current jackpot is estimated to be more than $1.6 billion. That is 1,600 million for those who are used to seeing smaller prizes. According to the USA Mega lottery website, the lucky winner will take home approximately $687 million after taxes if he or she opts for the cash option -- life-changing wealth by any standard. It's fun just dreaming how would you spend or invest the money if you won. The opportunities would...
  • Dear Senators Flake, Collins, and Murkowski (awesome)

    10/01/2018 2:29:03 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    townhall ^ | 30sep18 | Derek Hunter
    You don’t know me, though I’ve met both Collins and Murkowski when I worked for the late Montana Senator Conrad Burns. But my life, and the lives of everyone in this country, are hanging on what you do next in the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. I call it a battle rather than a process because it is a battle, a fight, even a war. I know each of you think you’re doing your best to stave off that war, but you’re only making it more likely. Senator Flake, you were confronted on national television by two activists, both claiming...
  • Planning a Trip to SW Missouri and NW Arkansas - Travel Tips Needed VANITY POST

    08/29/2018 2:51:51 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 53 replies
    8/29/18 | MplsSteve
    The wife and I are planning a trip down to southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas in late September/early October. We're planning on hitting some national parks along the way - Fort Scott NHS, George Washington Carver NM, Wilson's Creek NB, etc. It's gonna be a leisurely "We'll leave from Kansas City and start driving and see where we end up" kind of trip. There's no set itinerary other than we'll be down that way for about 5 days or so. I've requested the usual travel guides - state of Arkansas, state of Missouri, Springfield Mo CVB, etc. But I'm looking...
  • Can You Outrun a Bad Diet? Experts Share Their Nutrition Advice for Runners

    04/18/2018 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 17, 2018 | Daniel Kunitz
    You hit the fast food drive-through a couple times a week, and your grocery cart is regularly filled with cookies, packaged doughnuts, ice cream, chips (and dip). But you’re thin. You run—a lot—and you’re not gaining any weight, so all’s good, right? Well, not exactly. Put down the chocolate cupcake and hear us out. While runners do tend to be much healthier than the general population, with lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, that’s largely due to a healthy diet rather than running regularly, says Sara Mahoney, Ph.D., chair of the department of exercise science at Bellarmine University. In...
  • Health sharing ministries - advice?

    01/18/2018 9:05:21 AM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    me | 01/18/2018 | tbw2
    Husband just lost job. We're looking at health sharing ministries as a lower cost way of saving on premiums compared to COBRA. What has been your experience with health sharing ministries? Which one would you recommend? Which ones don't make processing medical bills/claims a hassle? What should I look out for?
  • To Retire Early or Not To Be, That Is the (Vanity)

    07/14/2017 3:48:57 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 89 replies
    Apprehension | 7-14-17 | Eagles Field
    Approaching 63 early next year I’m seriously considering retiring. Still plan to work, 3 day weekends every week. In ’17 you could make around 20K, after that they would take a dollar off funds for every $2 made over ... apparently that figure will go up in ’18. Naturally the apprehension is giving up 20% for the rest of my life but I have a small pension which evens it out. But money lost nevertheless. What price is wrong for a better quality of life and precious time? Did you retire early and regret it or not and wish you...
  • VANITY: Gunshot-induced Hearing Loss

    07/14/2017 1:20:58 PM PDT · by WKTimpco · 91 replies
    Self | 7/17/2017 | Self
    I need help from my fellow Freepers. An audiologist today found moderate hearing loss in the upper frequencies of my auditory system. She said my pattern is typical of high impact noises. I frequent the gun ranges, etc. Despite my proper use of hearing protection, I usually experience some temporary hearing changes after a couple of hours at the range. Today I discovered from my audiology appointment that these temporary effects are evidence of damage to my hearing, and some of that damage, however slight, has permanent consequences on my hearing, especially on the upper frequencies. Some people shrug off...
  • What Was the Best Advice Your Father Ever Gave You?

    06/18/2017 12:42:24 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 251 replies
    And why?
  • 10 Things You Need More Than A Husband

    05/12/2017 7:38:37 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 131 replies
    Bolde ^ | Averi Clements
    Society places such high importance on getting married that it’s easy to feel almost like a failure if you never manage to find a man to settle down with. While it’s fantastic if you do eventually find a guy you’d like to marry, it’s really no big deal if you never end up getting hitched as long as you have these things: 1. A solid group of friends It doesn’t matter whether your social circle is big or small — what DOES matter is the quality of the people in it. Even the most independent people need at least one...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump and Obama haven’t spoken since Inauguration Day

    04/30/2017 7:26:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2017 | Steven Dinan
    Former President Barack Obama and President Trump have not spoken once since the inauguration in January, Mr. Trump confirmed to The Washington Times, adding it’s “too bad” they haven’t been in communication, but he is not surprised given their history. Mr. Trump also brushed aside Mr. Obama’s recent public attacks on him, acknowledging his own barbs aimed at the man whose legacy he upended with his stunning election victory in November. “I wouldn’t say I’ve been exactly great to him either,” Mr. Trump said by way of explanation. {..snip..}
  • Trump Should Pick Ayotte for Justice

    11/13/2016 8:51:18 PM PST · by budj · 100 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/13/16 | George Will
    "...The party's leader is at best indifferent to, and often is hostile to, much of the party's recent catechism: limited government, the rule of law, a restrained executive, fiscal probity,..."
  • If WE advised Trump...

    10/13/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by pjd · 48 replies
    I know Trump must have a lot of professionals advising his campaign, but much of the appeal of Trump is that he is like us. Rich, but like us. I hope that his staff reads FR, and since there are a lot of smart people here that are more middle America, we could probably give Trump some excellent advice that would resonate with middle-America. So that's the idea here. Assuming Trumps staff is lurking here, what advice would you give?
  • Vanity: Suggestions for a high-performance business laptop?

    06/08/2016 6:19:23 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 47 replies
    me ^ | 6/8/2016 | Me
    I am about to embark on a career as an Independent Contractor -- I am a computer consultant (37 years) in the ERP space. I have some pretty good laptops now but I really think I need a high-powered, high-performance Wintel laptop. I would like to keep it at 15" to take with me, although I have a Surface (which I like but has idiosyncrasies) I use for mobility. This is business, not gaming (which I eschew), so I don't think Alienware and its derivatives are what I am looking for.
  • Looking for Freeper input on small business start-up (Vanity)

    02/22/2016 9:32:52 AM PST · by Alberta's Child · 101 replies
    Self | 2/22/16 | Alberta's Child
    I am looking to make a transition in my career this year, and I am starting the process of setting up my own consulting business in my industry. I've got a reputation and track record that my clients seem to value, and I'm looking to break free of the constraints of my corporate role. I will be working with a lawyer and a CPA once I get a little further down the road here (probably when I am ready to get an EIN#), but in the meantime I'd be interested in getting input from other Freepers who may have followed...
  • Semi-Official Thanksgiving Recipe/Advice Thread

    11/22/2015 11:06:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 94 replies
    22 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Go ahean Post 'em here.