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  • Making Lemonade From Flaming Mice

    08/30/2016 7:34:49 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    The Flaming Rodent Monthly | 8/30/2016 | blueunicorn6
    I read an article this morning on Free Republic about an outbreak of Flaming Mice in Walla Walla, Washington. The last time something like this happened was the Great Flaming Possum Outbreak in Toadsuck, Arkansas. I still have nightmares about that. It appears that flaming mice were running around Walla Walla catching things on fire. As if Walla Walla didn't already have enough things to worry about. Hillary Clinton could be President and flaming mice are running around making toasted cheese sandwiches. Personally, I'd rather have the flaming mice. The old saying goes that, "When life gives you lemons, make...
  • 'The Choom Gang': 9 juiciest details from Barack Obama's days as a pothead (2012)

    08/30/2016 7:04:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    The WEEK ^ | May 25, 2012 | Kevin Fallon
    ============================================================================================================== The "audacity of dope"? In his memoir Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama admits having smoked marijuana during high school, but newly released excerpts from David Maraniss' upcoming biography Barack Obama: The Story paint a picture of a truly committed pothead.The "giggle-worthy" details — many attributed to Obama's high school buddies collectively known as "the Choom Gang," after the slang term for smoking marijuana — are "right out of a buddy stoner flick," says Adam Sorensen at TIME. Here, the most scandalous allegations: 1. The Choom Gang While in high school at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Obama began...
  • Obama and His Pot-Smoking 'Choom Gang' (2012)

    08/30/2016 6:59:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012 | By JONATHAN KARL
    Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn't inhale. In his 1995 memoir "Dreams of My Father," Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke "in a white classmate's sparkling new van," he would smoke "in the dorm room of some brother" and he would smoke "on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids." He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere. Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled "Barack Obama: The...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 8-29-16)

    08/29/2016 2:33:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-29-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Girl Meets Boy: My Quest to Write a Feminist Rom-Com

    08/25/2016 10:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    iNews ^ | Thursday August 25th 2016 | Samantha Ellis
    I was surprised to find myself writing a play that seemed very much like a romantic comedy. It had been a long time since I’d really, truly enjoyed watching rom-coms. My fun would be scuppered when, say, in You’ve Got Mail, Meg Ryan capitulated to the man who has made her bankrupt and lied to her. I’d shout angrily at the screen when, in Crossing Delancey, having realised the raffish author is horrid, Amy Irving ends up with the pickle seller, as though there are only two men in the world, as though there are no other choices. I would...
  • Movie "Arrival" drawn from short story - very unlike

    08/25/2016 10:51:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    web ^ | 8/25/16 | vanity
    As a big scifi fan, I noted the recent trailer release for the movie "Arrival." I also noted its connection to a short story written in 1998 by Ted Chiang. The trailer shows a fast-paced actioner including big explosions, zero-gravity, NBC suits, and an allusion to the aliens being unable to tell the difference between weapons and other tools. The story is very different. It is slow -- plodding, even --, boring, and unspectacular. The story relates the aliens' coming to Earth and setting-up rooms wherein the aliens face humans through a transparent wall. The entire story deals with attempts...
  • Living Under The Patriot Act: Educating a Society

    08/25/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    http://amzn.to/2blwi29 | 03-09-2007 | Paul Ibbetson
    I wanted to share my comprehensive, reader friendly book on the Patriot Act. It is on sale for the first ever for .99 cents for Kindle at Amazon. Portions of the book are taught in five law school across the country. The books covers the different sections of the law in detail. The history of enemy combatants and Guantanamo Bay are discussed. Sources and comments of groups in support and in opposition are provided starting at the beginning of the law's creations. The book covers the first renewals and a whole lot more. I hope my many friends here enjoy...
  • University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings

    08/25/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Pete Grieve
    "WE DO NOT SUPPORT SO-CALLED 'TRIGGER WARNINGS,’ WE DO NOT CANCEL INVITED SPEAKERS BECAUSE THEIR TOPICS MIGHT PROVE CONTROVERSIAL, AND WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CREATION OF INTELLECTUAL ‘SAFE SPACES.'"
  • Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16

    08/24/2016 6:40:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 29 replies
    Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-22-16)

    08/22/2016 3:28:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-22-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • For Freepers that enjoy James Bond movies

    08/21/2016 4:09:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    This is for any James Bond fan. Ian Fleming's films exposed us to the Globalist control freaks (like George Soros) as "Spectre" in the James Bond series long before most of us really understood it.  Anyway Ken Adam did an outstanding job showing us the criminal Gloablist elite in their armored redoubts and deep underground military bunkers.  This 3 minute video shows his movie sets from Goldfinger to Moonraker.  Enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jcKdVvQVJs  
  • How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve Caucasi

    08/18/2016 4:44:42 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 50 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 18, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    FULL TITLE: How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve Caucasians' 'low emotional tolerance for discussing racism' An academic and author is offering courses for white people teaching them how to cope with their 'white fragility' - and tickets for the lectures have sold out. The City of Seattle is offering the class through its Office of Arts and Culture, with Dr. Robin DiAngelo taking students through the course. The workshops, which cost $60 to attend and had its first four-hour session on Wednesday night, focus on: 'the specific way that racism manifests...
  • The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (2016 Contest Winners)

    08/16/2016 7:28:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Bulwer-Lytton ^ | August 2016 | Multiple
    The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2016 Contest Winners Winner Even from the hall, the overpowering stench told me the dingy caramel glow in his office would be from a ten-thousand-cigarette layer of nicotine baked on a naked bulb hanging from a frayed wire in the center of a likely cracked and water-stained ceiling, but I was broke, he was cheap, and I had to find her. — William "Barry" Brockett, Tallahassee, FL The winner of this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, the XXXIVth Lyttoniad, is William "Barry" Brockett of Tallahassee, Florida, a 55-year-old building contractor who has specialized in additions, home makeovers,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-15-16)

    08/15/2016 3:32:40 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-15-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • A New Perspective on the Life and Legacy of Photographer Slim Aarons

    08/12/2016 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Cecily · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 10, 2016 | Laura Hawk
    IN THE SUMMER OF 1977 the celebrated photographer Slim Aarons was lunching at the Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg, Austria, with Princess Grace of Monaco and her 20-year-old daughter, Caroline. At one point, as he later recounted time and again, Grace was struck by what she thought was a wonderful idea: “Oh, Slim, why not hire Caroline to work with you? You two could travel around the world together!” Caroline excitedly nodded her approval. As Slim told the story, a devilish smile crept across his face. “Why, what a wonderful idea, Grace,” he replied, making it clear he was on...
  • Review: The Radical Transformation of Patricia Hearst

    08/11/2016 3:03:18 PM PDT · by Cecily · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Janet Maslin
    “American Heiress,” Jeffrey Toobin’s new book about Patty Hearst, is a clever companion piece to “The Run of His Life” (1996), his book about the O. J. Simpson case. Mr. Toobin has used the same winning formula of delving deeply into an American crime story that had tremendous notoriety in its day and retelling it with new resonance. Ms. Hearst’s tale is much more bizarre than Mr. Simpson’s. And much less of it has to do with legal proceedings, Mr. Toobin’s specialty. But in an age of terrorism, the chronicle of how a sedate heiress named Patricia morphed into a...
  • Inside Donald Trump’s Meltdown

    08/11/2016 1:08:04 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 83 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 8/11/16 | Alex Altman
    When Donald Trump mucks things up, the first person to let him know is usually Republican Party boss Reince Priebus. Almost every day, Trump picks up his cell phone to find Priebus on the line, urging him to quash some feud or clarify an incendiary remark. The Wisconsin lawyer has been a dutiful sherpa to the Manhattan developer, guiding him through the dizzying altitude of the presidential race and lobbying the GOP to unite behind a figure who threatens its future.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-8-16)

    08/08/2016 1:41:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-8-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    08/02/2016 4:37:18 PM PDT · by knarf · 1 replies
    taraross.com ^ | August 2, 2016 | Tara Ross
    After his retirement, Coolidge gave several reasons for his decision, but one stands out. Coolidge suggested that it would be difficult to stay in office for too long without drinking too much of the Kool-Aid (to use a modern phrase)! “It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion,” he observed. “They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-1-16)

    08/01/2016 1:26:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-1-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Oprah Winfrey To Star In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, Re-Teaming With ‘Selma’ Helmer Ava DuVernay

    07/28/2016 5:06:57 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 7/26/2016 | Mike Fleming Jr
    Disney and Selma director Ava DuVernay are setting Oprah Winfrey to star in A Wrinkle In Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which. The studio is moving quickly to cast the film, with actors including Amy Adams and Kevin Hart chief among those circling. Winfrey is in final negotiations. She starred for DuVernay in Selma and played a role behind the scenes in helping to make the movie happen. Winfrey and DuVernay also co-created...
  • How to talk to your kids about Donald Trump [Geobbels Mega-Barf]

    07/27/2016 7:04:37 PM PDT · by balk · 36 replies
    Macleans ^ | 2016/07/27 | Meagan Campbell
    Maclean’s spoke with Eric Walters, author of national bestselling children’s books, to find out how Canadian parents and teachers can explain America’s rowdiest politician to kids. Q: How can adults explain Trump to kids? A: How do you explain a sociopath to an eight-year-old? That’s a hard one. A mean man. A non-Canadian. Darth Vader. Actually, can’t you picture Darth Vader with that hair? But in the end, good does prevail. Show them there are good parts of life. Show them Michelle Obama’s speech. You need to say, “but here is what good people do. Here in Canada, we’re different.”...
  • Obama Is Said to Have Picked Presidential Library Site in Chicago

    07/27/2016 3:11:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2016 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama and the foundation helping to plot his path after the White House have selected Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago as the site of his presidential library, ending a debate within his inner circle about the location, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday. Mr. Obama and his presidential foundation have been deliberating for months over whether to place the library in Jackson Park, which is on a broad expanse of Lake Michigan and borders the Woodlawn neighborhood, or in the Washington Park neighborhood, which is closer to the Obamas’ home in Chicago. …
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of 7-25-16)

    07/25/2016 2:45:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Political book for debating the left

    07/25/2016 9:47:54 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 17 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 02-07-2014 | Paul Ibbetson
    Get the Kindle version of "Eat The Liberals" for the next couple days for just .99 cents. Synopsis: Winning debates is not easy. It takes work and the skills necessary to become a truly effective debater. This may require years to perfect. As you progress as a debater your clothes, your body language, your voice intonation will work in an organized synchronization with the information in your mind. No one has to tell people to respect the Great White shark as it swims to its destination. Everything about this imposing creature exudes an image of dominance. Strong debaters are the...
  • Progressivism and the scam of "The American Dream"

    07/25/2016 9:38:04 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    If you only read the title of the blog entry, you're wasting your time and missing the important details. I know I just jammed a big huge red button, but this really needs to be written. It's very important for understanding progressive ideology. First, who invented the phrase "American Dream"? It was James Truslow Adams. What, exactly, did he write? See, what the progressives don't want you and I to do is to actually go and pick up some of these books and commit the heinous act of actually reading them. In The Epic of America, Page 404, he writes:...
  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 7-18-16)

    07/17/2016 4:56:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-18-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Excerpt from the French Epic Poem "The Song of Roland"

    07/15/2016 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Claud · 13 replies
    Le Chanson de Roland ^ | ca. Anno Domini 1100 | unknown
    Karl the Great cannot choose but weep, For him hath his host compassion deep; And for Roland, a marvellous boding dread. It was Gan, the felon, this treason bred; He hath heathen gifts of silver and gold, Costly raiment, and silken fold, Horses and camels, and mules and steeds. But lo! King Marsil the mandate speeds, To his dukes, his counts, and his vassals all, To each almasour and amiral. And so, before three suns had set, Four hundred thousand in muster met. Through Saragossa the tabors sound; On the loftiest turret they raise Mahound: Before him the Pagans bend...
  • Michael Savage wins National Radio Hall of Fame award

    07/11/2016 2:43:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    WND ^ | 7-11-16 | unattributed
    Michael Savage, the host of the nationally syndicated “The Savage Nation,” will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Savage told WND he will be inducted Nov. 17 at a ceremony in Chicago in the category of Spoken Word On-Air Personality. “To me, this is the capstone of my life,” Savage said, “all my writing, all my speaking. This is it.” This year, the National Radio Hall of Fame gave listeners a direct voice in selecting the inductees, allowing them to vote via text. The other nominees in his category were Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm and Mike Francesca....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 7-11-16

    07/11/2016 2:24:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-11-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA

    07/09/2016 7:18:13 AM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    This Day In History ^ | July 9, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1755, a young George Washington becomes the “hero of the Monongahela.” Only one year earlier, he had been given an early command, but then forced into a disgraceful surrender. Now he finally had a chance to redeem himself.
  • There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'buildin

    07/08/2016 5:38:05 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 8 July 2016 | Stacy Liberatore
    There are just 6 plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling From Harry Potter and Romeo and Juliet to the stories of Oedipus and Icarus, almost every tale told conforms to one of just six plots, researchers have claimed. A major new analysis of over 1,700 stories identified the core plots 'which form the building blocks of complex narratives'. Researchers used complex data-mining to locate words linked to positive or negative emotion in each story to reveal the set of arcs. An emotional arc is similar to a plot building...
  • John Derbyshire nonblack talk (He was let go from national review for this column.)

    07/08/2016 1:55:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Taki mag ^ | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • Children's character Curious George observes Ramadan

    07/07/2016 9:42:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Agence France Press ^ | 7/7/2016 | Staff
    The beloved American children's book character Curious George is breaking fast for Ramadan this year -- with chocolate-covered bananas, of course.The just-released children's book "It's Ramadan, Curious George" celebrates the Muslim holiday, teaching kids about the sacred month.It comes amid rising tensions fueled by worries about Islamist extremism and a heated presidential campaign during which Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States.US author Hena Khan "wanted to focus on the celebratory aspects" of Ramadan, so George attends family gatherings and accompanies his friend Kareem to a mosque to put together...
  • CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF FRANKENSTEIN AND DRACULA

    07/06/2016 10:05:19 AM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    The Nerdist ^ | 6/30/2016 | ERIC DIAZ
    It all started when a massive volcano erupted, showering the land in a shroud of darkness. From that dark cloud in June of 1816, two of the most enduring horror icons were born: the Frankenstein Monster, and the modern interpretation of the Vampire–which ultimately resulted in Dracula. Born on the same night, both turn 200 years old this month. While that might all sound a little melodramatic, it’s actually totally accurate. In late 1815, a volcano called Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies had a massive eruption, which shifted weather patterns all throughout Asia and Europe. 1816 was known...
  • Marvel’s New Iron Man Is a Black Woman

    07/06/2016 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Time ^ | 07/06/16 | Eliana Dockterman
    Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis talks the creation of Riri Williams, who will take over for Tony Stark There’s a new Iron Man. Well, Iron Man for now. She’s still working on the name. The events at the end of the comic book event series Civil War II will result in Tony Stark stepping out of the Iron Man suit and a new character, Riri Williams, taking over, Marvel tells TIME. (Note: Tony’s departure doesn’t mean you know the end to Civil War II yet.) Riri is a science genius who enrolls in MIT at the age of 15....
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 7-5-16)

    07/05/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-5-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front

    07/01/2016 5:10:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | Joseph Laconte
    IN the summer of 1916, a young Oxford academic embarked for France as a second lieutenant in the British Expeditionary Force. The Great War, as World War I was known, was only half-done, but already its industrial carnage had no parallel in European history. “Junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute,” recalled J. R. R. Tolkien. “Parting from my wife,” he wrote, doubting that he would survive the trenches, “was like a death.”
  • The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions

    06/30/2016 2:27:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 55 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 29 June 2016 | John Batchelor interviews author Andrew Hacker
    audio 19:01 “Hacker's accessible arguments offer plenty to think about and should serve as a clarion call to students, parents, and educators who decry the one-size-fits-all approach to schooling.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A lively argument against the assumption that if the United States is to stay competitive in a global economy, our students require advanced training in mathematics.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Math Myth persuasively and satisfyingly debunks assertions about the practical value of requiring all students to master higher-level mathematics—and also points up the real harm caused by the Common Core standards and college-admission exams, which are constructed on...
  • Vanity New Book “The Genius of AMERICA: How the Constitution Saved Our Country” by Michel Oreskes

    06/29/2016 12:44:17 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    n/a | n/a
    The author of this book has been seen several times on various tee vee shows. Understand that the sales of this soon to be released tome are already soaring. If any here have had the opportunity to read it, please share your feelings. pro? con? informative? encouraging? I ask to due the fact the author was once entwined with the AP, NY Times, NRP and therefore must have some rust on his body of information.
  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    06/29/2016 8:35:55 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ana Swanson
    "We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping...
  • Two Hikers Who Hoped to Complete a Trek to the Chris McCandless Bus Ended up Being Rescued

    06/28/2016 11:40:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 6/27/2016 | Jerzy Shedlock
    Two hikers who trekked their way to the abandoned bus made infamous by Chris McCandless, and then failed to make it back from their planned trip on time, were located safe and unhurt following air and ground searches, according to the National Park Service. On Saturday, search efforts began to find Michael Trigg, 25, of Lexington, South Carolina, and Theodore "Ted" Aslund, 27, of Atlanta, Georgia. Based on Facebook posts, the men planned a dayslong trip along the west side of Teklanika River. Their destination was an abandoned Fairbanks Transit bus. It's parked on a clearing along Stampede Trail, near...
  • VANITY: Free State of Jones

    06/27/2016 4:38:13 PM PDT · by ZinGirl · 73 replies
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124037/?ref_=nv_sr_1 | self
    Civil War movie. I saw this last night and I highly recommend it. I'm not a Civil War enthusiast nor do I claim to be an expert in either Civil War or wars in general. However, this movie moved me. "and that's all I have to say about that". :) (posting this in General/Chat. Don't want to break any rules or ruffle any feathers)
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of June 27, 2016)

    06/26/2016 7:07:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 6-27-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! (Fiction, for now.)

    06/25/2016 7:01:47 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 38 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters ^ | 6/23/2016 | Matthew Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! by Matthew Bracken Part One: Dark Till DawnMike Dolan came out of the subway, hit the sidewalk and set out down the west side of 6th Avenue with a purposeful stride. Midtown Manhattan never truly sleeps, particularly just before a Monday morning, but compared to what it would be like in a couple of hours, it was geared way down. No tourists yet, mostly delivery trucks and vans. All lanes were northbound, because it was 6th Avenue.Mike was showered and clean shaven, every item on him and in his possession carefully considered. The white hard hat...
  • Off the Grid

    06/22/2016 5:05:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | June 22,2016 | CJ Box
    Great Read IF you have never read his stuff Start with the first Everyone is better than the last A good brake from Trump and Hillary 5.0 out of 5 starsJoe and Nate are Back By M. Denis Hill VINE VOICE on January 4, 2016 Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? ) The trouble with getting wrapped up in a C.J. Box novel is that at some point you finish it. This was my 10th read in 15 months and I would have hung around for more. Off the Grid deftly employs the usual suspects:...
  • US assists Cuba in preservation of Ernest Hemingway’s house

    06/22/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Finca Vigia, the house where Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba, is now a museum restored to its original state with help from a foundation in the United States. Much of the funding came from major U.S. corporations including Caterpillar, Ford, AT&T and American Express. ... For more than half a century, his works have been stored in hot, humid conditions at risk from damp, mold and termites. This new conservation building is the first construction project in Cuba using modern U.S. building materials since 1950’s.
  • Fox News host Bret Baier working on book about Eisenhower

    06/20/2016 5:31:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 7:35 AM EDT
    Fox News host and chief political anchor Bret Baier is working on a book about the waning days of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency and the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s administration. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Monday that Baier’s “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” would come out in January, around the time the successor to President Barack Obama will be sworn in. …