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  • Maine (Somali) Police Officer Arrested in Worcester at Palladium Concert

    01/17/2018 7:10:47 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    The Telegram Worcester Online ^ | 01.17.18 | George Barnes
    WORCESTER - A Portland, Maine, police officer was arrested Saturday during a concert at the Palladium on Main Street. Zahra Munye Abu, 24, faces misdemeanor charges after acting unruly and refusing to leave when asked by security, according to Worcester police. The charges include assault and battery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and trespassing. She was released on personal recognizance at 1 a.m. Sunday. Officer Abu has been a Portland police officer for two years, gaining attention as Maine’s first Somali police officer, according to a 2016 story in the Portland Press Herald. She was born in a...
  • Where to Move? Time to Retire and Find a New Life.

    01/15/2018 10:57:58 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 502 replies
    01.15.18 | chickensoup
    The kids are grown and gone. I live in the Northeast. I am looking to move to a small city or town or village. I am healthy, happy and adaptable. I would prefer a place that has a conservative base. Every location on the lists of best places to move are leftist s***holes. I am hoping for a place with four seasons, albeit, not as severe as the northeast. Elevations are fine, beauty is important, and so is the need of good, friendly people. Any ideas?
  • Out of America

    01/14/2018 3:10:46 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 34 replies This is a book originally published in 1997 and republished in 2009 about a Washington Post correspondents experience in Africa as a professional and personal level. He is horrified at what he finds. And grateful that he is descended from those who left.
  • Recommendations Please? Journals and Periodicals to Read Upping my Game.

    01/10/2018 10:23:09 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 36 replies
    01.10.18 | chickensoup
    I am upping my game. I really enjoy periodicals and journals. Looking for some recommendations. I currently subscribe to City Journal Chronicles First Things World Imprimis and various professional journals and some regional magazines for the waiting room. Looking for periodicals that are not me too echo-chambers of current thought but instead would like some original thinking, quality writing and interesting topics. Areas of interest? Politics Culture Economics Religion Literature Education Finance Any favorites to share Freepers?
  • What is This? They are Going up on Extra-Tall Utility Poles All Over the State

    11/28/2017 6:04:37 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 170 replies
    11.28.17 | chickensoup
    What is this? I don't know what these are but they are installed every couple of miles around here. It is a big deal because an entirely new utility pole has to be installed which is at least 10 feet higher than the others.
  • The Last Two Chapters of THE BELL CURVE by Herrnstein and Murray

    11/26/2017 1:18:11 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 76 replies
    The Archive ^ | 11.26.17 | Herrnstein and Murray
    This is the last two chapters of the Bell Curve. I have read them several times over the years and consider them the two most prescient and gently thoughtful chapters on policymaking ever. I am delighted to share them with you. Remember these chapters were written in 1994, almost a quarter of a century ago. They discuss the two different options afforded to our society, in dealing with intelligence, social connections, and poverty; one being harsh and totalitarian, and the other being inclusive in the best of ways, and highly textured. I highly recommend reading these chapters. I am delighted...
  • The Truth About Sex Differences

    11/24/2017 6:00:16 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 38 replies
    psychology today ^ | 11.24.17 | David Schmitt
    It's an elemental fact that people increasingly don't want to hear: Sex differences in personality and behavior are real. And they have a profound effect on many aspects of health. .... ...It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not that one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical evidence—from developmental neuroscience, medical genetics, evolutionary biology, cross-cultural psychology, and new studies of transsexuality—along with our evolutionary heritage, all point to the same conclusion: There are psychological differences between men and women. And they affect matters as trivial as sensitivity to smelly socks...
  • Informed Delivery: The USPS Will Send You Pictures of Your Mail So You Can Know What is Coming

    11/16/2017 5:46:44 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 106 replies
    my mailbox ^ | 11.16.17 | chickensoup
    Today in my mailbox I received notification of a new service. Informed Delivery see the link will send me text pictures of my mail as it travels to my delivery site. I had thought for quite a while that the USPS tracked every piece of mail, with those little stick on bar codes. Now it confirm that they take pictures of each piece of mail. I repeat: They take pictures of our mail. There is no privacy. Ever. Everything is documented. Everything. We continue the march to becoming the least free country in the history of man
  • Auto Help. Have Jeep, Need Advice on How to Attach a Kayak??

    10/09/2017 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 182 replies
    10.09.17 | chickensoup
    Ok boys and girls. I bought the Jeep Sahara Unlimited Altitude Wrangler that we discussed last spring. I love it and I smile all the time that I drive it. Yes I am a Pavement Princess. Great vehicle. Now I have a conundrum. I want to buy and transport a kayak. I have wanted one of my own for years, and heck, it is my birthday this week. I smile when I kayak. I went out and looked at them and I can get a 10 foot 38 lb injection molded cute kayak at a decent price to paddle around...
  • In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue...

    10/09/2017 4:27:19 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 45 replies ^ | 100917 | Unknownn
    IN 1492 In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day; He used the stars to find his way. A compass also helped him know How to find the way to go. Ninety sailors were on board; Some men worked while others snored. Then the workers went to sleep; And others watched the ocean deep. Day after day they looked for land; They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand. October 12 their dream came true, You...
  • Fetish website profile of anti-fa professor who tweeted about 'dead cops'

    10/03/2017 6:04:19 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 30 2017 | Jenifer Smith
    REMEMBER LONG-NECK?? Michael Isaacson held a profile on the website Fetlife earlier this year •The 29-year-old described himself as an anarchist seeking a play partner and mentor •He said he was curious about 'calling subs dirty fascist lapdog w*****' and was open to group sex •On August 23, Issacson wrote a controversial tweet in which he said he was proud to teach 'future dead cops' •He has since been suspended from John Jay College in Manhattan where he had been lecturing in criminal justice
  • Sowell - Trying to Find His Example of the Failure of Affirmative Action in His Books Help!

    09/29/2017 2:58:19 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    Cultures series? | 09.29.17 | chickensoup
    Sowell - I am Trying to Find His Example of the Failure of Affirmative Action in His Books. I think it was the Cultures series, He spoke about a small country or island that implemented affirmative action policies for its minorities and ended up with civil war and genocide. Has anyone read his books and can come up with the example for me? I have looked but I do not have all his books. I think it is an important example to disseminate far and wide.
  • Recommendation? Need a Really Comfortable Travel Car, Think Sofa, With Wheels

    08/25/2017 11:52:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 191 replies
    the brain of the chickensoup | 08.25.18 | chickensoup
    Recommendation? Need a Really Comfortable Travel Car, Think Sofa, With Wheels. Recent car history Mazda MPV 1998 back when it was a great vehicle Xterra Golf TDi Jeep Sahara Unlimited Now I need a travelin' car. I would keep the Jeep but it is too noisy. Stopped in at a Volvo dealership and tried a s60, too stiff a ride for long trips and not comfortable seats. Any recommendations for a really comfortable car? Just for me and perhaps one other passenger and our luggage? I am thinking of a 2015 or 2016. All wheel drive would be nice. A...
  • Orchard sues East Lansing for exclusion from Farmer's Market, cites religious freedom

    08/24/2017 7:45:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 8 replies
    The State News ^ | June 1, 2017 12:24 pm | Stephen Olschanski
    he City of East Lansing has been named a defendant in a federal lawsuit alleging the city crafted a new policy to bar a local orchard owner from operating as a vendor at the city’s farmer’s market. The lawsuit claims the city created said policy “solely because the City dislikes the farmer’s profession of his religious beliefs about marriage on Facebook.” Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian non-profit organization with the goal of advocating for religious freedom, filed the 40-page lawsuit on behalf of Stephen Tennes, owner of The Country Mill. Tennes posted to Facebook multiple times that the orchard would...
  • 'Dying together was their deepest wish': Couple Dies...double euthanasia

    08/14/2017 7:33:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 49 replies
    Telegraph GB ^ | 08.14.17 | Mark Molloy An elderly couple died holding hands surrounded by loved ones in a rare double euthanasia....“ ...“The geriatrician determined that our mother was still mentally competent. However, if our father were to die, she could become completely disoriented, ending up in a nursing home.
  • Lost 33 Pounds and I am Happy!! Diet Stories?

    08/02/2017 4:15:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 159 replies
    08.02.07 | chickensoup
    Lost 33 pounds and had a little more to go. Have been working with a local health and wellness program and monitored dieting. Very happy and dropped two clothing sizes. Going to try to drop another size or two. I have decided to be a little too little than a little too big. Using low to moderate calorie high protein, moderate fate low carb diet. Your diet tips always welcome.
  • Tucker Carlson Interviews Activist (Leftist) About California Exit

    08/02/2017 4:28:09 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.01.17 | Tucker Carlson This is an interesting showcase of LEFTIST thought. Emotional, not thought through, and enslaving of others. This is one of the first times I have seen something that I have been thinking of for a long time, has been said out loud: That the Elite in the Western world and California in particular want to restructure society on a medieval framework of Elites and Serfs (slaves). First Things Journal this month also has an author mention this in an article called "The Age of Concentration By Eugene Voldoazkin. On Carlson's show this man dismissed the middle class and...
  • Looking for Film Recommendations, More Cerebral and Less Violent?

    07/23/2017 4:56:36 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 164 replies
    chickensoup | 07.23.17 | chickensoup
    This is a slow Sunday morning. I am not much of a vid watcher. And for over 25 years we didn't have a TV. Back a few years ago I found a TV, with Freeper input and have Netflix. To me the TV is a great going to the theater experience. I have been watching different things on the TV for occasional entertainment for the past couple of years, Netflix both streaming and DVD. I have discovered that most shows that I have watched, both the compelling ones that I have enjoyed like Longmire, Bluebloods, and even Father Brown have...
  • If a US Citizen Becomes a Citizen of Another Country is Anything Lost Here?

    06/23/2017 2:47:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 75 replies
    the soup pot | 06.23.17 | chickensoup
    If any US citizen becomes, say, a British Subject, do they lose any US benefits? Social Security? Medicare? Since the other country does not notify the US, the individual can maintain two passports, and does continue to own property in both countries. Is there any downside to taking on another citizenship?
  • Give Away 3 Books Colin Flaherty-White Girl Bleed, Knockout, and Angry

    06/07/2017 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    my house | 06.07.17 | chickensoup
    I purchased three books by Colin Flaherty: White Girls Bleed a Lot The Knockout Game Don't make the Black Kids Angry. They are a compilation of news stories and they are best read with a smart phone so you can watch the internet link videos. As the last human on the planet without a smart phone the books are not that useful to me. Is anyone else interested in them? PM me and I will send them to you. Best, the soup!