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  • What do y'all think about the riots in Ferguson?

    11/27/2014 6:28:29 AM PST · 258 of 259
    Chickensoup to MWestMom

    How nice, so proud thank you.

  • What do y'all think about the riots in Ferguson?

    11/27/2014 6:26:11 AM PST · 257 of 259
    Chickensoup to Cvengr

    Never mistake immorality for poverty. ... and visa versa.

    So true.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/27/2014 6:25:31 AM PST · 108 of 114
    Chickensoup to locountry1dr

    Snow is heavy, we have power, others don’t. I am going to friends, others are coming to cook and eat at my house since they don’t have power.

  • Video: “I Don’t Need To Look For A Job Because I Get A Check From The Government”

    11/26/2014 8:42:28 PM PST · 37 of 37
    Chickensoup to 21twelve

    Well - for that I applaud them. If not participating means not collecting food stamps, etc. /s

    _______________

    No, not participating means not having enough money to be taxpayers, to use charity healthcare, to get in free to concerts and other events using freebies. to barter.

  • What do y'all think about the riots in Ferguson?

    11/26/2014 8:38:18 PM PST · 246 of 259
    Chickensoup to MWestMom

    thank you. It is a lesson our culture needs to relearn

  • Video: “I Don’t Need To Look For A Job Because I Get A Check From The Government”

    11/26/2014 5:42:04 PM PST · 34 of 37
    Chickensoup to 21twelve

    I have met a number of leftists who live at poverty level so they do not have to participate in the system. And they all are proud of it.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:18:00 PM PST · 78 of 114
    Chickensoup to caww

    My goodness that is wonderful.

    Is this the cemetery that was featured on the front of a fiction book about 10-12 years ago? Popular book with a statuary angel I think, featured. The Garden of something...?

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:16:10 PM PST · 77 of 114
    Chickensoup to locountry1dr

    What is “proper southern dressing?” Cornbread?

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:12:25 PM PST · 75 of 114
    Chickensoup to CodeToad

    More good taste.

    Friend stopped by earlier and we had Bowmans 12.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:09:25 PM PST · 73 of 114
    Chickensoup to Hot Tabasco

    Hopefully things might return to normal this year and the family will get back together.......
    _________

    I hope you have a good time.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:08:26 PM PST · 72 of 114
    Chickensoup to Shimmer1

    What movie?

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:08:10 PM PST · 71 of 114
    Chickensoup to Lazamataz

    I find it easy to sleep through a cat licking my eyelids.

    ________________

    when I drink. There! Finished the sentence.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 5:04:11 PM PST · 69 of 114
    Chickensoup to PalmettoMason

    Sounds like a good time doing things that have meaning to you.

    I hope we all are doing that.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 4:59:09 PM PST · 68 of 114
    Chickensoup to EEGator

    Good taste.

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 4:58:35 PM PST · 67 of 114
    Chickensoup to Lazamataz; humblegunner

    I keep on making proposals to you, but you keep on turning me down, saying you want a ‘passable transvestite’, not one with a gut and a 5:00 o’clock shadow.

    _____________

    I KNEW IT!

  • Thanksgiving Singles Thread

    11/26/2014 4:57:22 PM PST · 66 of 114
    Chickensoup to DaveLoneRanger

    I am having Thanksgiving with friends. I have no family, so friends are important.

  • Civil Disobedience in Ferguson Was Planned and Choreographed Beforehand,

    11/26/2014 4:52:53 PM PST · 30 of 45
    Chickensoup to Kaslin

    No question about it. the usual suspects were present ginning up the crowd.

  • What do y'all think about the riots in Ferguson?

    11/26/2014 4:31:52 PM PST · 233 of 259
    Chickensoup to Jim Robinson

    I said this on an earlier thread, and I think this is what Fergeson means for me:

    **********************

    I had this discussion with a local teen.

    He had his IPod stolen from his locker.

    He said “I guess it is ok, the kid was probably poor and needed it more than I did.”

    I was all over him.

    I said: what an arrogant insulting statement you have made. Assuming poor people are not moral people. Assuming that one cannot have integrity or honor in poverty.

    You are so wrong, There are many many books about impoverished people acting with integrity. Learn your history so you will not say anything as insulting again.

    Never mistake immorality for poverty.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,November 24-26,2014

    11/26/2014 12:39:43 PM PST · 439 of 446
    Chickensoup to CSM

    Thank you. I am humbled. It was a difficult moment. I tried to phrase it best I could.

  • Georgetown University student mugged at gunpoint says he is unable to criticize attackers 'from my p

    11/26/2014 6:57:07 AM PST · 59 of 70
    Chickensoup to Cincinatus' Wife

    I had this discussion with a local teen.

    He had his IPod stolen from his locker.

    He said “I guess it is ok, the kid was probably poor and needed it more than I did.”

    I was all over him.

    I said: what an arrogant insulting statement you have made. Assuming poor people are not moral people. Assuming that one cannot have integrity or honor in poverty.

    You are so wrong, There are many many books about impoverished people acting with integrity. Learn your history so you will not say anything as insulting again.

    Never mistake immorality for poverty.

  • Here’s Why The Check Engine Light Is A Horrible, Terrible Thing

    11/25/2014 4:01:56 PM PST · 137 of 151
    Chickensoup to fredhead

    OR...you can be like me. I have a 1969 VW beetle. I spent two years restoring this car. She and I are one. I can hear, feel, smell, and sense anything wrong with the car. No need for the idiot lights.

    And unlike my ex-wife, she won’t leave me for another guy.
    _____________

    Unless he has a better key..... ba da boom!

  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents

    11/25/2014 3:55:17 PM PST · 30 of 30
    Chickensoup to GOPJ

    WOW - law biding citizens are getting equal treatment with criminals who burn down cities? OMG, I’m soooooooo impressed.

    ______________

    In the Hussein/Holder DOJ it is shocking.

  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents

    11/25/2014 6:48:24 AM PST · 9 of 30
    Chickensoup to VerySadAmerican

    Mixed race couples and families I know are very peeved with the black racial gameplayers. The sharptonjackson etal make their lives much harder. These mixed couples are working class or professionals and are contributors.

  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents

    11/25/2014 6:45:21 AM PST · 7 of 30
    Chickensoup to VerySadAmerican

    I have four black adopted children who are white-cultured.

    No, although I do see some thuggish looking white teens occasionally, the kids I see come from a range of styles, but all of them have been schooled leftist. One of the drama queens is an ivy student.

  • WA Post Read Darren Wilson's Full Grand Jury Testimony, and Documents

    11/25/2014 6:22:39 AM PST · 1 of 30
    Chickensoup
    http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/read-darren-wilsons-full-grand-jury-testimony/1472/?hpid=z2

    This is from the Post.

    Interesting that they are allowing this out and being somewhat even handed in the presentation. Heard the LA times is responding in similar fashion.

    All the high school and college kids I know are dramatic and upset. They have been well schooled by leftists.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 7:01:11 PM PST · 1,328 of 2,618
    Chickensoup to Jane Long

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/heatherdemian

    The guy in the blue hat is a professional agitator. He is seesawing his voice the way black preachers do to wind up the crowd. He has a pretty professional patter.

  • [Live Thread] Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer [Announcement: 9 pm EST]

    11/24/2014 6:31:13 PM PST · 1,095 of 2,618
    Chickensoup to Old Sarge

    do you have a link?

  • Connecticut life insurance executive stabbed to death running near her home: cops (VIDEO)

    11/24/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · 45 of 57
    Chickensoup to proxy_user

    No one who is not white and upper-middle-class to be found within 20 miles of the spot.

    _________________

    Are you joking?

    Family in general area.

    Home invasion next block, Trashmen and cleaning help.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:28:29 AM PST · 51 of 107
    Chickensoup to MeganC

    I thought you had to buy the service with the phone.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:25:22 AM PST · 45 of 107
    Chickensoup to humblegunner

    Pad Thai

    it surely is.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:24:17 AM PST · 40 of 107
    Chickensoup to kevkrom

    The problem with any of the Android (Google) variants is that the reason they’re cheap is because you’re not the customer, you’re the product. Or more to the point, Google will take a loss on the device in order to capture and sell information about you. You’ll have the widest selection of devices here, though, at all price points.

    ______________

    The reason I want to steer clear of Goooogovermentgle.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:22:14 AM PST · 30 of 107
    Chickensoup to V_TWIN

    Best buy. I will stop there. Staples didn’t have them on.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:21:01 AM PST · 24 of 107
    Chickensoup to GeronL

    When you say Google, you mean Android?

    ______________

    Isn’t Android the Google OS?

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:20:09 AM PST · 19 of 107
    Chickensoup to showme_the_Glory

    Etch a sketch?

    ____________

    Am upgrading.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:19:38 AM PST · 17 of 107
    Chickensoup to Red Badger

    Do you like the polaroid?

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:18:32 AM PST · 15 of 107
    Chickensoup to 9YearLurker

    I know you say that you don’t want a smartphone, but I will suggest those I’ve known who have bought a tablet before buying, say a Samsung Galaxy Note 1-4 large smartphone and found it is more convenient, while making a tablet redundant.
    ___________

    I have a little bit of a hearing problem, smart phones are not made for jacks and their clarity is not near the clarity of my ENV3

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:17:09 AM PST · 12 of 107
    Chickensoup to Red Badger

    Android, that is google, right?

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:16:32 AM PST · 8 of 107
    Chickensoup to SgtHooper

    I do too. I have the Surface Pro 3 and love it!!

    ________

    Is that their little pad or their lap top replacement?

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:15:47 AM PST · 7 of 107
    Chickensoup to thackney

    I went to CNET and found it confusing. I found that I have to spend some money by year end upgrading. Thought this would be the way to go.

  • America needs morality of the 'Mockingjay'

    11/24/2014 10:14:00 AM PST · 12 of 13
    Chickensoup to Resettozero

    I really enjoyed it. Next year I am going to sit down with all four films and have a weekend film fest.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:12:22 AM PST · 1 of 107
    Chickensoup
    I want to buy one of those pad type of computers so I can use the Internet, check my email and perhaps read books on the road. I do not have a smart phone, and do not want one. I will only hook up to wifi and not have a "data package" for the machine.

    there seem to be several opeating systems. Apple, Google and Microsoft.

    Apple eeeh.

    Google? I am not keen about feeding the Beast.

    I happen to like Microsoft products. Yes I know I am the ONLY Freeper who does, but what the heck?

    I cannot really figure out the products well enough to compare them.

    Freeper tech ping

    Thank you.

  • Need Binocular Recommendations. Watching Birds at Feeder

    11/24/2014 9:49:30 AM PST · 126 of 126
    Chickensoup to smokingfrog

    Here is a list of all the recommendations on this thread condensed to four pages. Hope it helps I am going to highlight some and go shopping!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I know next to nothing about optics. I want to look at the birds more closely at the feeders at home. I will be looking through double paned windows. The feeders are four to ten feet away. Then there are the birds in the trees that are up to 25 feet away.
    Any recommendations for binoculars? I wear glasses and am nearsighted.
    No need to go expensive for this kind of use. Go to a store that carries binos and try a few.

    I have a pair of these.
    Good for the price”
    http://www.bigbinoculars.com/2080lw.htm

    Do NOT buy Barska. If you have a big box sporting goods store go there. They will have many choices. Keep in mind if you are going to watch for a long periods of time weight is an issue. Here at ranch we prefer Leopold but Vortex is and acceptable alternative.

    There are a lot of specifications but give all due consideration for comfort. A large pair may see better but be cumbersome and unwieldy in use. A small pair might be easier to use but can get lost in clutter or cushions. Try to find one that fits your hand, has accommodation for eyeglasses and has easy controls.
    Try to work a tripod into your budget, too. Set the binocs up pointing the right direction and focus on the feeders. Mine function just fine through double panes but you don’t want to have to hold the dang things steady long enough to observe the birds, especially if you opt for a relatively heavy pair. Big objective lenses mean more light in. Too high a magnification means it jiggles a lot and your field of view is narrow - that may not be a big problem at your range, though. If the binocs are pretty much inside all the time you won’t have to worry about waterproofing. Fun hobby!
    An interesting alternative is a spotting scope - these are used in shooting to see your hits without having to go downrange. Big zoom, lots of light. Good luck!

    “Keep in mind if you are going to watch for a long periods of time weight is an issue.”
    Get a tripod and a Binoc with a mount.

    PS Get a `real-deal’ harness for it, not just a neck strap that comes with it. Your neck will thank you!

    ever consider a spotting scope? On a tripod in the window is great.
    Go to a store and try a few

    I’m a professional bird surveyor. In the field, I use mid-quality, mid-priced binoculars. Right now, I’m using an Endeavor Vanguard model, 10x42. I think, though, I prefer my old Nikon Monarch bino. It’s a great mid-quality bino at a decent price (under $200).
    For your purpose, I would get an 8x42 pair. The field of range is broader and you won’t notice a shake as much.
    Nikon Monarch is the way to go. You can spend $500 more for a better optic, but why when you’re only looking out your window?

    I have enjoyed my Leica binoculars for over 20 years.
    If I were shopping today, I would consider image stabilization.
    First, the windows are going to take away a lot of the sharpness that the good optics of the binoculars can provide. And if the temperature is different outside/inside, you will lose even more.
    Any binoculars over 8x power will be difficult to hand-hold steady for any length of time.
    I would strongly recommend a spotting scope on a tripod. Of course 4-10 feet away might be too close for focus for even binoculars.
    We have a Tasco 7x50 which was not expensive. I had the opportunity to try my friend’s Steiner $700 pair and I could see little, if any difference. So try some in the store and see what works for you. You don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy birdwatching.

    Dicks has lots of binoculars. The Nikons are a good value. Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Binoculars. I have a pair and they are good for birds

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I8U226/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    If you are not in a hurry wait for the sale. I got mine in Sept for $86.00 delivered to the door. Fantastic optics even at this price.

    You need to go to a store and try out low powered models to see which will actually focus at 4 feet. Most need about 25 feet minimum distance to focus. I doubt you’ll need a harness for sitting on the couch. Vortex makes some good lower priced models with a lifetime warranty, I’m getting a 10x monocular for the boy’s Christmas gift. Thats for hunting at longer distances, not feeder work.
    I use binoculars daily and lift up my glasses to use them with just my eyeballs. Works out better for me.
    A small tripod would work on the table where most of the feeders are. Thank you for the idea.
    I am so happy to be looking at doing this again. Once I saw a snowy owl catch and kill a squirrel at the feeders. High point in watching for me. Lots of Wood peckers all three sizes.
    Tenant just told me today that there is a woodpecker in one of my buildings either in the wall or roof. Sigh. I guess I need to have the pest control guys move him.
    Go to Gander Mountain or Cabella’s and try out various kinds. The most important thing for binoculars is the quality of the optical glass and magnification. The greater the power, the smaller the field of view; the lesser the power, the greater the field of view. To check the quality of the optical glass, look through the wrong end. When you do, you’ll find the imperfections and scratches on the glass. Manufacturers attempt to cover up poor glass through the use of coatings. Get quality glass and you’ll get good light gathering using fewer coatings. To get an idea, look on OpticsPlanet.com for various manufacturers and prices. Make certain you actually look through your candidate binoculars and buy what you can afford.
    You have the low ends $300, then the mid range $800-$1100, then the best $1600-$3000. I’ve had 200-300 dollar Nikons, junk. I now have $1200 Zeiss; acceptable. I’ve used $3000 Geovids, the best but way too pricey for me. I also liked the $2300 Leicas. All the sports shops have good displays.
    About five years ago I got a pair at Cabela’s. Nikon for under $200. Best pair I’ve ever owned or used. Might be the Nikon’s referenced above.
    If you have a Cabelas go there. They have 50 different models and usually some stuffed birds on the far wall for testing out what works best for you.
    7x or 8x power will be plenty for what you need. More powerful binoculars are heavy and hard to hold steady. Look for binoculars with bak prisms. I have a lower cost pair of Brunton binoculars and the optical quality is quite good for the price. Pentax also makes good optics for the money. On the lower end, Celestron and Nikon make some decent stuff for the casual observer.
    +1 for Nikon. I’ve had two pair for 5 years and am very happy with them. Didn’t break the bank buying them either!
    Nikon Monarchs.
    I never leave home without them.
    Don’t go power hungry, 7X or 8X are enough. You can’t go wrong with Nikon or Zeiss, Steiner, Leitz, or Leupold. The Swift Audubon has been recognized as one of the great bargains for many years.
    Vortex makes excellent optics for the price.
    I have had my rubber armored 10x42 Zeiss for over 25 years, they are still working as well. I have scanned many hours from deer stands with them without any issues.
    Walmart advertises Bushnell 8X21 for $13.13 and Bushnell 10X25 for $17.21 . I think one of these might be just what you want. Very easy to use.
    +1. Nikon Monarchs. I never leave home without them.
    I’ll be going back to the Nikon Monarch as soon as my Endeavor brand gets destroyed, which probably won’t be long as I usually wear out a pair every year.
    For what it’s worth, about 25% of all the new bird surveyors I train start off the season with Nikon Monarch. It seems to be the word-of-mouth go-to binoculars for seasonal field biologists. But what’s funny is that about half of the other surveyors (those without Nikons) ditch their current pair for Nikon Monarchs by the end of the season.
    Sturdy, lightweight, easy to use, and crisp optics. I’ll never waste money on anything else.
    I bought a used Nikon 7X50 back in the 60s. It is still one of the sharpest ones I have ever looked through. I think it is still being made as the Prostar model. It has the range finder and individual focus.
    If you adjust the binoculars properly, you likely won’t need your glasses...the binocs will do the same job.
    I have a pair of Canon IS 10 x 30 that are fantastic, had them for about 15 years. The image stabilization (IS) is unbelievable. Worth spending the extra money, cheap binoculars are a waste of money.
    The old stand-by 7X35 binos (7 power x 35mm) will serve you well.
    The magnification is about right for hand held use and 35mm is wide enough to see more than one bird.
    You can not get an excellent binocular for $200 but you can get a useable one for around $100. If you are willing to stretch that to $250 there is an incredible buy at CDNN.
    They have the Leupold Northfork 8.5X42 for $250. That is the best price I have ever seen for one and they are good enough that they can compete with the very best. Not quite equal to them but still an exceptional binocular for the price.
    Correction. that Northfork binocular is 8.5X45 not 42.

    Barska offers great value spotting scopes with above average optics, Amazon has a nice one for $69.

    There is one more I might mention simply for it’s pure optical sharpness. The Russian military 7X30 can be had for $200 if you really look around.
    It is not ideal for your purpose because it has a slight yellowish tint and includes filters for an even yellower tint if you want. You might not even notice that tint but knowledgeable birders would not want it. They also have individually adjustable eyepieces which are not as convenient but are just about standard on any military binocular.
    The good thing is that they are as sharp optically as typical $2000 binoculars. Cheap binoculars typically have a two element eyepiece. The better ones have 3 elements and the really high end have 5. Believe it or not those Russian ones have seven optical elements in just the eyepieces.
    Bushnell is a good company but those 8X21s are absolutely awful. Even a $60 Nikon Action 7X35 would be light years better.
    For $400 you can get a low end DSLR with a kit lens if you look and wait long enough. I found and bought a Sony Alpha 230 with the 18-55 kit lens for only $230. It was an unusual buy and was on clearance but if you look long enough you will find something similar.
    The good thing about the Sony DSLR is I can use my old Minolta Maxxum AF lenses on it. Those Minolta lenses are of excellent quality and you can find them cheap.
    If you just want to buy a camera or binocular without to much trouble, Adorama, B&H and Beach Camera are all good with good prices.
    They do sometimes have specials if you want to keep looking.
    Nikon Monarchs.
    We got them for biology work at the office.
    You can also call Eagle Optics, tell them what you want, tell them what your budget is, and hear whatall they have to say. They’re not going to sell you anything you can’t afford.
    http://www.eagleoptics.com/
    “I’m a professional bird surveyor. In the field, I use mid-quality, mid-priced binoculars.”
    Thank You! That there is the problem! Those mid-quality, mid-priced binoculars don’t allow you or your trainees to distinguish between the Willow Flycatcher and other variants, so then it gets marked on your score cards that there are not enough Willow Flycatchers. Then whole areas get closed down to farming and ranching to save a bird that would clearly be visible if you just upgraded your optics a bit! Lol!
    Steiner.

    I have an old Crossman pellet rifle that I’ve removed the barrel from and mounted a old 3-9 x 40 scope on it. Works fairly well for short range work, up to about 50’ in my case. I think I have about $25 bucks tied up in the rig, FWIW.
    To be fair I swiped the idea from the old TV series Northern Exposure where the one birder had a camera with telephoto lens mounted on rifle stock.
    For the longer range spotting I have a old pair of Tasco 10X50 binoculars. They work
    As a ‘birder’, the binoculars do not need to meet the same ‘standards’ some folks use to look at the night sky.
    Too light a set of binoculars would magnify any ‘tremblers’.
    Too heavy a set of binoculars, will tire your arms out quickly, for now, and become a discouragement from watching nature’s beauty.
    All the birding sites, the YouTube videos-and there are a LOT, and all the books printed all point to the same general measurements = 8 x 40/ 7 x 35/ 8 x 42. These are the most common, the most available, and will give the most for the money.
    Should you see the words ‘wide angle’, you can look at these, as you would a 19 inch flat screen next to a 28 or 30 inch screen! You will have the same distance view, but more to see around the bird you are looking at.
    Yes, you can obtain the little 8 x 21/10 x 25 binoculars, but you are giving up light gathering and detail.
    7 x 35’s normal or wide angle, will give you the most, since you can use them for seeing the backyard birds, the night sky, and roadside stop vistas.
    I own 8 x 40’s, and 7 x 35’s. Make sure you get a nice wide neck strap, not only for making it more comfortable to hang around your neck, but you can use it to steady your arms for looking for a while.
    Also .... get a journal of some kind, even a black-and-white-speckled school composition book, and take notes of your sightings, behaviours, and everything you remember.
    I wish you well, and much joy in your watchings.
    I am sure the guys who own Swarovski, Zeiss, Leica etc would give one an argument but if you simply want the sharpest and best binocular in the world, I think the general view is the Nikon EDG series are the one.
    They are around $2500.00 or more so I would not even think about it but they must be incredible.
    You might try here: http://www.birdwatching.com/

    I have a 10x42 pair of binocs from Bushnell that are awesome for deer hunting. Might be a little strong for that close, but they have good optics and I’d put them up their against the expensive glass like Ziess or Swarovski and a heck of a lot cheaper.

    I have a set of Steiner Marine which I like a lot.
    Yes, the Marine is a good binocular especially the 7X50. The Military is a bit better and the Commander is about as good as it gets.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000A5A9M/ref=psdc_297842_t2_B004JLYHAU
    Carl Zeiss Optical 20x60 Image Stabilization Binocular
    $6,999
    Cabelas
    http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse.cmd?N=1100054&WTz_l=SBC%3BBRprd720149
    Dick’s Sporting Goods
    http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4414654
    Leitz.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00834YARY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    This is the one I got.
    Yes, the 7x50’s are good for that and boating, but from the BIRDING standpoint, since in this day and age, 7x35’s are less costly and can and are being used for more than one type of ‘viewing’, is why I used them as an example.
    For backyard birding, astronomical binoculars are akin to using a 300mm focal length camera lens for a subject at 10 feet distance.
    I use Leupold Rogue, 8 x 26. Waterproof, easy to focus, compact. Very importantly, they are light weight.
    One other suggestion. Go out, choose your bino’s, then buy it from Amazon. Should be cheaper.

    http://www.birdforum.net/reviews/showproduct.php/product/209
    If you’re willing to spend just a bit more than $200, this is one of the best rated binoculars on Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005DQG5SC/ref=pd_aw_sbs_6?pi=SL500_SS115&simLd=1
    For some reason the 8X30 has always been common as a military binocular in European countries. The Japanese liked 6X30. I have seen several WWII souvenir binoculars from the Pacific and they were always 6X30.

  • Progressives plot to kill 'human weeds

    11/24/2014 8:25:44 AM PST · 59 of 121
    Chickensoup to wagglebee

    So, you long for the return of the “three generations of imbeciles is enough” programs?

    What type of system would you like to see implemented to carry out your agenda?

    Sociopathy has in some studies, a 50% genetic inheritance possibility.

    So does nearsightedness, do you have a list of conditions that comprise the untermenschen?
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    Wagglebee I am going to say this and be done.

    Nearsightedness can be fixed AND does not involved the kind of enslavement of taxpayers dealing with danger and expense of harboring and imprisoning generations of sociopaths and cleaning up the death and mayhem they engender.

    As Murray said in his prescient 11th and 12th chapters of the bell curve, there will come a time that the elite and the average will not be able to and will no longer wish to bear the burden of the continued generations of pathology. We have had the luxury of wealth, which is rapidly evaporating. He outlined two ways that this may be resolved, one with compassion and the other using the horrific ways humans tend to do throughout the eons.

    Compassion would include sterilization. Not everyone should reproduce. Horrifically in times past, the issue of these poor souls often died in gutters and of abuse. These days they do not (thank god) but they do cause the expanding generations of increasingly debased abilities we now see.

  • Your Airport’s Bartender Problem

    11/24/2014 8:10:59 AM PST · 80 of 83
    Chickensoup to duffee

    No one carries Bowmore.

  • BREAKING: Al Sharpton Announces Nationwide Race Riots… Here’s the List of Cities He’s Targeting

    11/24/2014 8:07:37 AM PST · 170 of 277
    Chickensoup to ExCTCitizen

    Bangor Maine click the link

  • Progressives plot to kill 'human weeds

    11/24/2014 7:43:36 AM PST · 50 of 121
    Chickensoup to Carry_Okie

    Boy I work with some of the most sad cases and I do agree. there are people that need to be sterilized because people who have no ability to judge or care for other humans are having babies. There is no restraint. Think mentally retarded and severely mentally ill.

    Also do we really need a plethora of sociopaths? Our prisons are filled with low IQ sociopaths. Sociopathy has in some studies, a 50% genetic inheritance possibility. Why make more prisoners?

  • "What in God's name is Pope Francis doing?"

    11/23/2014 7:50:11 PM PST · 44 of 81
    Chickensoup to terycarl

    where, when, and after being discovered, what was the result of the investigation and was there an arrest of any sort??

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    There is no law against crossdressing. He lasted two years. Then the board quietly had him removed. Damage was already done.

  • "What in God's name is Pope Francis doing?"

    11/23/2014 3:36:28 PM PST · 19 of 81
    Chickensoup to cleghornboy

    He is a Jesuit.

    They are messes. I had a child in a Jesuit school. The principal was a crossdressing Jesuit.

  • Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

    11/23/2014 3:34:53 PM PST · 75 of 101
    Chickensoup to Red in Blue PA

    This is the sort of thing people do in 3rd world countries.

    This IS a third world country? Haven’t you noticed?

  • Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted And Set On Fire In Wichita Park, Dies Of Her Injuries

    11/23/2014 3:18:44 PM PST · 24 of 24
    Chickensoup to vladimir998

    Was she Moslim? Was the perp?