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  • Need Ideas. First Time Alone for Thanksgiving in Many Years, Where to Go?

    08/18/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 202 replies
    08.18.14 | chickensoup
    After years and years of hosting Thanksgiving for friends and family, I am on my own this year. My friends are either overseas or have moved out of the area, or have moved to live near their children, and my children are scattered. I have no family. So I am on my own. I am looking for ideas for something to do on Thanksgiving, some place to go. I am considering Montreal, Asheville, etc. I live in the Northeast, and would have about 2K to spend. I am not fond of large cities, would love to do something fun, and...
  • Freeper Input needed. Does Anyone Here Breed Dogs? Looking for Information on Getting Started

    08/10/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 180 replies
    08.10.14 | Chickesoup
    Does anyone here breed dogs? I love a certain breed of dog and next year I am going to end one of my jobs and would like to buy and raise and train a few dogs of my favorite breed. But I don't know how to start. Love information. Or even direction. FreeRepublic you are like a husband, advisor, computer geek and everyday company to me. Love you all and wish I could have you all over for Chickensoup!!
  • We Know How to Stop Ebola says CDC Chief

    08/05/2014 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 08/04/14 | wsradio
    http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/we-can-stop-ebola-cdc-chief-vows/ngtDx/ So we know how to STOP Ebola. So it isn't a problem, right? Except for all the poor souls who get it before it is STOPPED. Interesting perspective, no prevention, just reacting. Same difference now between safety and security. No more safety, which is about prevention, only security which is about identifying the perp after the crime. No more safety anywhere.
  • Flee Rather Than Stand Your Ground

    07/25/2014 6:22:54 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 6 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 07/24/14 | Wendy McElroy
    What Exiting Is and Isn't Virno believes a radical disobedience is needed to challenge the state's ability to command. This cannot be expressed through resistance to a specific law on the grounds, for example, that it contradicts a constitution. Such resistance is actually a vote of confidence in the state qua state; that is, such activists fight to enable a purer vision of state authority rather than against the idea of a state itself. A wholesale rejection is required. And, yet, revolutionaries who violently confront the state usually suffer one of two fates: they are slaughtered or otherwise broken or...
  • How Are Tax Dollars Translated into Taxpayer Working Hours? Need Freeper Help

    07/21/2014 6:01:29 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 18 replies
    07/21/14 | Chickensoup
    Need some help here. Trying to understand government spending in terms of hours of taxpayer work. In other words trying to find average taxpayer hours worked to pay taxes, and use it to look at government spending in a different way, hourly cost, Need help on this. Money these days is a little numbing. But every worker knows how long and hard they work for paycheck. Tax freedom day was April 13 in 2013 Freeper help?
  • Why Do Liberals (Leftists) Support and Encourage Slavery? Vanity

    07/18/2014 7:05:44 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 40 replies
    chickensoup | 7/18/14 | chickensoup
    Today I had a doctor's appointment. My doctor has always been on the leftist side of the tent. He was out there on how much he supports amnesty and what is happening on the border. He pointed out that this year there is a big different in the way the circus is being set up across from his offices. Many more “hardworking brown people” who are sending money home. No more of the toothless white meth-head addicts who try to break into his office every year. Better workers all round. He was smiling. So I asked him, why are you...
  • TruNews Video Thursday July 10, 2014 – Ret. Sgt. Major Dan Page

    07/13/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 2 replies
    TruNews ^ | 7/10 14 | Rick Wiles
    http://www.trunews.com/thursday-july-10-2014-ret-sgt-major-dan-page/ Interesting video about future of the United States Opinion?
  • Rand Paul : Secure the Border!

    06/12/2014 12:21:18 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 44 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 6/12/14 | Rand Paul
    I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country. If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come. We must be in favor of reform—smart reform that starts with border security. Characterizing that position as "amnesty" is simply untrue. What we have now is a lawless border. Current policy is a beacon for more illegal immigrants. The Obama administration’s lawless executive orders legalizing people who came here illegally will only encourage more illegal immigration—unless we act now with real, strong, verifiable border security.
  • New federal database will track Americans' credit ratings, other financial information

    05/30/2014 5:48:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/30/2014 | Richard Pollock
    As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies. The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted an April 16 Federal Register notice of an expansion of their joint National Mortgage Database Program to include personally identifiable information that reveals actual users, a reversal of previously stated policy. Sign Up for the Watchdog newsletter! FHFA will manage the database and share it with CFPB. A CFPB internal planning...
  • So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review?

    04/19/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 97 replies
    04.19.14 | chickensoup
    So Why is Mark Steyn No Longer at National Review? I didn't even find him in the contributing editors section. I do go to www.steynonline.com but reading Steyn was a good 40% of why I subscribe to NR.
  • Have a Landlord Question. Holding Back Securty Deposit Because of Damages...

    04/02/2014 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 47 replies
    040214 | chickensoup
    Have a Landlord Question. Holding Back Securty Deposit Because of Damages... and received a demand to pay and threats of lawsuit. From only one of the tenants, the one without a job. I have had tenants for over 30 years and have never held back monies, but these people cause a lot of inside damage, as well as damages to septic piping with their truck, engineering is waiting til spring to fully assess. Help!
  • Time for a New Laptop

    03/28/2014 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 167 replies
    03.28.14 | chickensoup
    Time for a new laptop. The Sony Vaio is getting tired. Am looking for a reasonably priced laptop with some power to it. It is a desktop replacement so it cannot be one of those sissy teenyweenies. Currently have a 4gb ram, 2.20ghrtz 64 bit system running my beloved Windows 7 with word and outlook 2003. Looking for something as big, perhaps a little lighter and certainly faster, that has a disc drive, and ports for my trackball. I refuse to consider Dell. Yes I know, Applehead, they are wonderful but no thanks. Any recommendations?
  • Why is it that every time I open a new window I have to re-log into FR?

    03/14/2014 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 44 replies
    03.14.14 | Chickensoup
    Each time I log into another window I have to log in. Some addresses are like this with both http and www http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article and some are like this http://freerepublic.com/perl/post_article Security is at medium in IE and free republic is an always allow site. Perhaps you don't love me any more?
  • Need Headphones for My TV Freeper Recommendations

    03/14/2014 12:30:31 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 47 replies
    3/14/14 | chickensoup
    Need headphones for my Tv. Ones that I can adjust at my ears. I am fine with ones with wire and jack. Someone recommended AudioTechnica. I cannot see any volume control. I need them because sometimes words are garbled. And I don't want to make noise after 6 pm. There is no noise to block, so that wont be an issue. They will plug into my black box with dials on the front that runs the speakers, Receiver?? perhaps is what it is called. Onkyo. So does anyone here use headphones for television?
  • Connecticut Gun Grabbers Exposed

    03/03/2014 6:40:50 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    day by day cartoon ^ | 03.03.14 | Day by Day
    http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/ Most powerful list of all CT gungrabbers. He takes risks. Can someone copy the pictures?
  • Maine prison officials urge shoot-to-kill option for Windham facility

    02/28/2014 6:59:17 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 13 replies
    Porltand Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 02.22.14 | Leslie Bridgers
    Officials tell lawmakers that a growing number of dangerous prisoners are being housed in the facilty and they pose a higher escape risk. An increasingly dangerous inmate population at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham warrants allowing officers to shoot at prisoners who are trying to escape, says the director of security for the Maine Department of Corrections. click image to enlarge This Oct. 17, 2013, photo shows the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, where Corrections Department officials say a growing number of dangerous prisoners are being housed. Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer Select images available for purchase in the...
  • Hillary Clinton's Name is Hillary Clinton, Not "Hillary."

    02/24/2014 9:47:23 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    02.24.14 | chickensoup
    Leftists like to control the vocabulary and the discourse. Leftists have decided to amputate the word Clinton from the name of Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton, our former president. No self-respecting conservative should EVER use the name Hillary without the mandatory last name, Clinton. She carries all the baggage that the name Hillary Clinton provides. Do not be manipulated by leftists, use her whole name. If headline space is an issue I recommend: Mrs. Clinton.
  • Obama backs race-based school discipline policies

    01/08/2014 9:37:31 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/27/2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.” Because of those causes, the...
  • Rand Paul to Lead Class-Action Lawsuit Against Obama over NSA Spying

    01/03/2014 1:56:21 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01.03.14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading a class-action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Americans against President Barack Obama’s National Security Agency (NSA) over its spying on the American people, Breitbart News has learned. Sen. Paul will be discussing the lawsuit in an exclusive appearance on Fox News with host Eric Bolling at 10 PM ET on Friday. Breitbart News has learned that Paul will file the class action lawsuit soon in the D.C. District Court and that he will be filing it as an individual, not as a U.S. Senator. For a U.S. Senator to file a such a...
  • Looking for a Puppy

    12/25/2013 7:45:41 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 65 replies
    12.25.13 | chickensoup
    This is our dog. When he was three. He is part Boarder Collie, part Aussie and perhaps something else. Great and beautiful dog. Would love another one, same mix and coloring. Have not had any luck finding one. Our boy is getting old and we would love a new pup for him to train. Any one know of people who breed or have such a beauty? Yes, I know that the shelters have all sorts of wonderful dogs. But this is the kind of dog we are looking for. Chickensoup!!
  • Freeper Christmas Plans? Home? Traveling? Family? Party?

    12/21/2013 5:21:17 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 51 replies
    12.21.13 | Chickensoup
    So what are the Christmas plans? Trees and gifts and dinners? Restaurants? Movies? Working? Visitors or visiting? Warm places or cold? Merry, Merry Christmas to all! Much love, Chickensoup
  • Freeper Input: Ok, I Bought the TV. Amazon Prime? Netflix? Roku? Others?

    12/18/2013 4:37:02 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 66 replies
    12/18/13 | Chickensoup
    First thread 2006 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1725379/posts Last thread November2013: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3096718/posts _____________________ Ok I finally bought a Tv. Bought it through Amazon and took out Amazon Prime. So far not impressed, difficult to navigate through the DVD player with no way to input what I want. Not impressive films that I can see and the new films are charged to my account. I am on their free thirty day trial. Input folks? What do you use for streaming? I do plan on getting Netflix mailed to me, but what else is there out there. So far I have a Blue Ray HD player,...
  • ted talk: Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust

    12/07/2013 6:44:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 20 replies
    ted.com ^ | Nov 1 2013 | Mikko Hypponen
    I don't know how to embed the video in the link but this important, and it is one of the issues that connects the Left and the Right which makes for a powerful combination. I think this is important. http://www.ted.com/talks/mikko_hypponen_how_the_nsa_betrayed_the_world_s_trust_time_to_act.html http://blog.ted.com/2013/11/07/reading-on-the-state-of-digital-privacy-nsa-surveillance/ http://blog.ted.com/2013/07/17/security-experts-on-the-nsas-real-problems/
  • Changing from Oil to Propane? Freeper Input Needed.

    12/06/2013 6:21:31 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 67 replies
    12.06.13 | Chickensoup
    The television question was solved last week. Freepmail me if you want to know the solution. New problem: I use over 3K oil and four cord wood to heat home and mil apt. The wood heats the main house. The oil heats a ground floor room, the mil and all the hot water. I have been thinking of distributing the system. Getting a propane hot water heater for the house, and two propane wood like heaters, one for the ground floor and one for the mil. Also get one of those big space ship looking tanks. Because at that size...
  • Looking at TVs. Freeper Opinions Valued

    11/29/2013 5:32:29 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 108 replies
    11.29.13 | chickensoup
    My last thread about TVs was published in 2006. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1725379/posts I still have the 2k in the bank and still want to buy one I have been looking at the Sharp Aquos Quattron 3D 240 70" Model 757. Any opinions? Good Amazon ratings. How does one get it installed if purchased on the net? How does one pick a sound system, and I need a sound system with headphones because of a mild hearing deficit (What did he just say? Where are they going? Why did he kill her?) I am looking for a theatre-sort of experience at my low...
  • THE BOOK ON PAUL LEPAGE: (Maine's Conservative Governor)

    10/25/2013 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 10 replies
    Pine Tree Watchdog ^ | 10.25.2013 | John Christie
    THE BOOK ON PAUL LEPAGE: The ‘biggest, baddest person around’ crashes Augusta’s ‘nicey-nicey’ club By: John Christie | ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting | October 23, 2013 the-book-LePage-header Jeff Pouland Photography LePage Bully "People think I’m a bully, but it’s just that I get a little offended when they get condescending." Jeff Pouland Photography Crema is a Portland waterfront café that boasts of coffee roasted in small batches and pastries baked from scratch with “natural, local and organic ingredients.” As much as any place in liberal Portland, it is a gathering spot for a city whose voters have no...
  • The Most Regressive Tax Ever Inflicted on the Middle and Working Class. (Ignored detail)

    10/11/2013 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 11 replies
    10.11.2013 | chickensoup
    Obamacare is the biggest regressive tax increase ever perpetrated on working people in this country. Regressive because wealthy people have a small bite taken out of their income compared to working and middle class people. Wealthy people will be able to fly places and get less expensive healthcare than the trapped workers here in the States. Powerful business owners will obtain more profits by shifting the burden of healthcare insurance over to the taxpayers. Regressive because every leftist constituency that has been able: has received a waiver so not to be trapped in this tax. Members of Congress have lobbied...
  • Bank Just Notified Us of Safe Deposit Box Changes (No currency coin...)

    09/09/2013 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 62 replies
    9.7.2013 | chickensoup
    Just received a change to safe deposit box rules in the mail. I have the scan but do not know how to upload it: Permitted USES: Lessee shall use the safe deposit box for storage only of Lessee's items and for no other purpose and use. Lessee acknowledges that the safe deposit box is not intended to store, by way of example without limitation, such things as domestic or foreign currency, whether paper, coin or other form. Lessee further agrees not toe store any property that is inherently dangerous, malodorous, or destructive in nature. If any such item is stored...
  • Hillsborough deputies track suspect to wooded area near 42nd Street and Amberly Drive in Tampa

    Hillsborough deputies said Friday morning they'd tracked an assault and home invasion suspect to a stretch of woods north of 42nd Street and south of Amberly Drive in Tampa. A canine and a witness helped track the suspect into the woods. Officers said deep water in the wooded area is complicating the search, but added dogs can track through that obstacle. "The thing about the water is you've gotta come out somewhere," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Major J.R. Burton said. Related News/Archive Two Tampa police officers shot, killed during traffic stop More than a Year ago State attorney's office...
  • The net is very slow tonight... You?

    09/04/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    9.4.13/ | chickensoup
    Net very slow here. Is it local or regional or national?
  • Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman (This is About Culture and Biology)

    08/23/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 08.23.13 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ...The DOJ has placed its imprimatur upon a fantasy involving a legendary creature: the person of one sex trapped in the body of a person of another sex... ...We have created a rhetoric of “gender identity” that is disconnected from biological sexual fact, and we have done so largely in the service of enabling the sexual mutilation of physically healthy men and women (significantly more men) by medical authorities who should be barred by professional convention if not by conscience from the removal of healthy organs (and limbs, more on that later), an act that by any reasonable standard ought...
  • ASSET PROTECTION...How to Protect Assets Where the Medical-Industrial Complex Rules

    08/05/2013 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 15 replies
    08.05.13 | chickensoup
    I am planning to move to one of the Christian Healthcare coops that are legal under Obamacare. It is not insurance but all of them have a pretty good reputation of paying the bills. However, since we seem to be ruled by despots these days instead of rational law, there is always the possibility that the government will make these coops illegal and if that is the case, I would be uninsured, and if I am unfortunate, I would owe the medicinal industrial complex a lot of money. The more I look at the Obamacare package and the direction of...
  • Please Keep Me in Prayer this Morning

    08/02/2013 4:36:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 44 replies
    8.02.13 | chickensoup
    Please keep me in prayer this morning. Thank you. Chickensoup
  • Commander of 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit relieved of command

    07/19/2013 7:08:13 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 87 replies
    Marinecorpstimes | 07.19.13 | Dan Lamothe
    Go read the url http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130718/CAREERS03/307180027/Commander-22nd-Marine-Expeditionary-Unit-relieved-command
  • Nasty Website Sending Emails That are Unpleasant and Racial

    07/09/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 9 replies
    This came through my email today. Looks like it is out of Amsterdam. I did not link the site. Can the people who put out this hate be tracked down? Received: from amsterdam.xencoria.net ([46.249.33.81]:35686 helo=xencoria.org) by mta1.webminders.com with smtp (Exim 4.63) (envelope-from ) id 1Uwhqm-0002Pb-0m for Chickensoup's email; Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:01:40 -0400 From: Xencoria To: chickensoup's email Date: Wed,10 Jul 2013 00:02:17 +0000 Received: from xencoria@xencoria.net Subject: kid rots in jail for video game comments Message-ID: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/HTML;
  • Ok Pounds to Lose, Need a Diet, Diabeitic Friendly Meal Replacer...Obamacare Employer Requiring Loss

    06/27/2013 6:17:28 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 148 replies
    6/27/13 | Chickensoup
    OK, I put on some kid and stess pounds and need to lose it. The Slimfast diet always worked for me but now I am prediabetic and trying to lose metabolic syndrome weight. I need a meal replacer, preferable a powder that works like Slimfast with much less carbs. The ideal? Powder that blends with milk, low carb, medium protein and medium fat. Anyone?
  • EXODUS ON HILL -- OVER OBAMACARE?

    06/13/2013 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 6.13.13 | ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN |
    Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting. The fear: Government-subsidized premiums will disappear at the end of the year under a provision in the health care law that nudges aides and lawmakers onto the government health care exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.
  • Islamics Recruiting Young Men Through Gaming Groups

    06/03/2013 5:43:44 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 52 replies
    6/3/13 | chickensoup
    My son has an Xbox and plays with friends who are off-site as well as larger groups. He tells me there is often an Islamic in the larger groups who he and others talk to, and the conversations are about recruitment. They are sort of Islamic missionaries to young men in a pretty open venue. The conversations go private and the Islamics make their pitch. Any one else run into this?
  • Tech Ping, My Website Host Has Been Offline for a Week, What to do?

    05/24/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 28 replies
    5/24/13 | Chickensoup
    My website host has been offline for a week citing weather problems. Now I am concerned about my Google ratings when what seemed to be a few days has turned into a long time. Do I need to be concerned. How can I move to a different place if necessary. Help! Hello ronald Ron r: Hello, Welcome to the company.com How may I help you today? Soup: My website www.Womderful website.com is still not online after the power outage is it just my site or are you still having massive failure? Ron: Yes Soup? Ron: Due to severe storms in...
  • Obama To Ohio State Grads: Reject Voices That Warn About Government Tyranny

    05/05/2013 4:15:23 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 93 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 5.5.13 | unknown
    U.S. President Barack Obama gives the commencement address to the graduating class of The Ohio State University at Ohio Stadium on May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule...
  • Rapper Danny Brown’s Onstage Antics Spark Oral Sex Controversy

    05/02/2013 5:52:36 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 19 replies
    Raido.com ^ | 05.02.13 | radio.com
    Alternative rapper Danny Brown is used to performing for crowded clubs, like his sold-out Minneapolis show on Friday (April 26), but he’s answering to a much larger audience in the wake the allegedly X-rated performance. Music fans have taken to social media, demanding answers from the rapper and posting personal accounts of the concert, where the rapper reportedly engaged in oral sex with a fan in the front of the crowd.
  • Time to Buy a Dishwasher and Boy Have They Changed! EPA ruins dishwasher tech

    04/28/2013 5:06:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 243 replies
    4.28.13 | chickensoup
    It is time for a dishwasher. My last dishwasher was replaced three times by the manufacturer before I ripped it out and started handwashing. time to go back to dishwashers and I cannot find a timed dishwasher, just ones that are ENERGY EFFIEICENT with sensors. The biggest problem I had with the newer untimed dishwashers is that I would have to rinse the dishes instead of scraping them. the second problem is that because I did not rinse them, they ran for six to eight hours becaus there was debris that the sensors picked up. Lousy design. I am looking...
  • TECH PING! Cell Phone Receiving Little Tiny Squares Instead of Letter and Words..

    04/20/2013 3:48:50 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    4.20.13 | chickensoup
    I have an ENV3 cell phone. I love it as antiquated as it is. However I find I can no longer send picutres to my friends with smartphones and they sometimes cannot send me texts. Sometimes their texts come through as letter trains of squares. Is this normal between phones as the technology improves or do I need a new ENV3? I really like the level of tech I have with my current phone. I really like to text the kids. I like to occasionally like to send a picture out. And nothing beats this technology for actually being able...
  • After weight-loss surgery, new gut bacteria keep obesity away

    03/27/2013 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 7 replies
    REUTERs ^ | Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:01pm EDT | By Sharon Begley
    The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed. Bye-bye, obesity. A study of lab mice, published on Wednesday, begs to differ. It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not - or not only - by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut. Or, in non-scientific terms, the surgery somehow replaces...
  • UK man jailed for 5 years for posting beheading videos online

    01/20/2013 2:49:22 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01.19.13 | Fox News
    A British court has sentenced a man to five years in prison for posting gruesome beheading videos on Facebook. The 42-year-old Craig Slee also put online links to a communique by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, that encouraged terrorism. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/19/uk-man-charged-with-terror-offenses-jailed-for-5-years-for-posting-beheading/#ixzz2IYfwpG7b
  • Can Laptops Actually be Repaired?

    12/28/2012 6:37:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 68 replies
    12.28.12 | Chickensoup
    My Vaio stopped working this morning. The little disk light goes on and on. I took it to this diagnostics guy who said he would be able to tell if he can get it going. My question. Can the hard disk be replaced? I have been looking for replacements and havent seen one I like as much. I surf, run my website, check email and bank online. Not much else. help!
  • Time for New Car Golf TDI? Freeper Input Appreciated!

    12/12/2012 6:02:23 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 100 replies
    12.12.12 | Chickensoup
    Time for another motor in the house. Last vehicle I bought I ran by the Freeper Auto-Guys and it worked great. Time for a different kind of transportation. Looking at a new two or four door Golf TDI in Red with manual transmission. No sunroof, no nav package. Test drove it twice and like the manual transmission. Dealer giving 300K warranty with serviceing Q10K at dealership. Your thoughts.
  • Techie Ping! Am Considering Moving My Website to WordPress Software. Comments?

    11/29/2012 8:59:51 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    WordPress Website ^ | 11.30.12 | Chckensoup
    Am thinking of leaving my much beloved FrontPage to move my old old website to WordPress. It seems to be a dream come true for a tech-idiot like me. The man who I spoke with stated he could set me up for about 3K. I would be doing the movement of content, and day to day management. Your thoughts about this software option would be much appreciated and respected.
  • Question for Automotive/Engineering Wizards. Car Computers

    11/24/2012 6:24:43 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 31 replies
    11.24.12 | Chickensoup
    So, I am looking at a new car. Perhaps the VW diesel. I drive the car and find that I am staring at computer screens. The car must have a full pc under the hood. I am told now that most do. And I understand that for some reason beyond my understanding the cars now have wifi. When I purchase a computer I get in there and disable, uninstall and delete items I don’t use like games…extra os and tools I won’t use. So how do I turn off the garbage that is extra on a new car? Like Wifi?...
  • FR Masters of The Universe Compter Tech Question. Cursor Jumps Around When Typing

    11/20/2012 3:42:32 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    11.20.12 | chickensoup
    I finally broke down and updates my OS IE7 on laptop with the 53 updates that it was nagging me about. Now the cursor jumps when I type. Not me touching the pad, it just jumps randomly. Anyone ever see this? solutions?