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  • Why Obama’s Iran deal is a path to war

    03/02/2015 4:47:39 PM PST · 14 of 18
    fireman15 to Old Yeller

    My wife and I have the same feeling, especially with all of this gay marriage crap.

  • Why Obama’s Iran deal is a path to war

    03/02/2015 2:18:49 PM PST · 7 of 18
    fireman15 to CivilWarBrewing

    Are we going to hold the people who helped get Obama elected responsible... when our country is completely bankrupt and millions of people have been killed by Iranian nuclear weapons?

  • 20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

    03/02/2015 9:32:56 AM PST · 45 of 47
    fireman15 to Swordmaker
    Photographs taken with an iPhone have beaten the output of many DSLRs in photographic contests. Megapixels is not a measure of quality. . . as many Android users are learning to their dismay.

    Swordmaker, please forgive this very long post. I always appreciate your knowledge of Apple products and their development. I believe that I remember reading the previous thread that you referred to about the iPhone’s picture taking abilities and it was an interesting exchange as well.

    My wife and I set up historical military displays at museums, and for numerous groups and events. In the last couple of years I have noticed that most of the people taking photos of our displays are using either their tablets or their phones. Most of the time when we see them posted somewhere later the quality is generally somewhat lacking.

    However, one of our displays is currently featured in a newsletter from the 8th Air Force Historical Society in Oregon. Some of the photos were taken with a DSLR combined with a set of radio controlled flash units. But most of the photos of individual uniforms we had displayed were taken by the author of the article using her iPhone and I was very surprised with how well they turned out.

    I know that you are aware that an iPhone and a DSLR type camera are two different types of animals and it has less to do with the amount of pixels than it has to do with the size of the sensor. It is difficult to achieve a narrow depth of field with a device with a very small sensor. This is considered limiting, but can sometimes have advantages depending on what is trying to be achieved.

    Although I would never claim to be an expert, I am a bit of a 3D photography buff and recently was invited by a local museum to photograph some of their collection of vintage aircraft along with the exterior of the museum in 3D for a promotion that they are currently doing.

    I have dedicated 3D cameras and I did one of them for some of the stereo photo pairs especially those taken of the interior of the aircraft, but most of the pictures were taken with my DSLR type camera. The sensor and lenses I have for the DSLR make it a more versatile tool with better light gathering capabilities and higher image quality. However, when taking stereo pairs most of the time you want a deeper field of focus so I had the aperture of the DSLR set to a narrow opening which gives a depth of field similar to what you would get with an iPhone.

    I think that your comment relating to the sensors found in Android phones was a bit snarky. However you are correct that the number of mega-pixels often has very little to do with how the actual image quality. Many devices with less mega-pixels can produce better images than poorer cameras with more mega-pixels. The amount of mega-pixels found in a camera these days often has more to do with marketing than image quality.

    There are plenty of Android devices that have camera sensors of inferior quality. However, I also know of Android devices that are much more versatile photo taking devices and have sensors that by nearly all measures that actually do matter are superior to the one found in an iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy NX Android Camera comes to mind almost immediately. That really is not a fair comparison, because the Galaxy Android Cameras are basically dedicated devices and the NX has a selection of high quality interchangeable lenses available. To be honest I have never done a thorough study of phone to phone camera sensors. Although I still considered it I gimmick I was often impressed with the 3D stereo pairs that I was able to capture with my EVO 3D phone, when I had favorable lighting.

    Many of the photography apps available for Android devices are quite remarkable. The latest Google Camera App can generate a depth map that can be used for all sorts of interesting effects including generating stereo pairs. The $10 Android version of Photoshop is actually a very useful editing app and there are many other Android Apps such as 3D Steroid Pro which are a joy to work with.

    As you have pointed out there are some “professional” photographers who use iPhones as their primary platform.
    There are also “professionals” who also specialize in taking photos with pin hole cameras, or toy Holga cameras. Most digital photos taken more than ten years ago by “professionals” were taken with devices which had sensors that by many measure were inferior to current iPhone sensors. However I doubt whether you can find a lot of portrait or even wedding photographers who use an iPhone as their primary imaging device.

    I thank you for starting this very interesting thread. I belong to several online forums that discuss 3D photography, such as the Fuji W3 3D camera forum, and a project that uses 2 hacked Canon Powershot cameras mounted on a bar to take 3D photos and video. These forums discuss how to use these older devices for capturing professional quality images and video. The results some of the people get are sometimes astounding and often superior to photos taken with much higher priced newer products. So I like discussions of this type.

  • 20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

    03/01/2015 9:44:12 PM PST · 13 of 47
    fireman15 to Swordmaker

    A friend of mine used to take video of his snowmobile adventures with his I-Phone 4. Then he switched to a go-pro and I thought his videos were not nearly as good.

    Lighting, composition and the skill of the photographer is basically always more important than the type of camera and lens being used. That said, the sensor and lens in an iPhone 6 while obviously darned good for a phone can’t actually compare with the sensors and lenses used in DSLR type cameras. If the goal of this campaign is to convince people that an iPhone’s 8MP 1/3” sensor and tiny lens is comparable to that of a DSLR... I think that would be disingenuous.

  • Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully

    03/01/2015 9:21:02 PM PST · 81 of 130
    fireman15 to danamco

    My you have been a busy this evening! I object to Jeb’s immigration proposals. I object to his support for Common Core Educational standards which requires teachers to indoctrinate their students with objectionable propaganda including disproven global warming lies and promoting the homosexual lifestyle as normal. But most importantly he is a Bush and I simply believe running Bush against even Hillary is a guaranteed disaster. Is that good enough for you?

  • Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Take Issue With Netanyahu Speech [Transformed America?]

    03/01/2015 10:32:56 AM PST · 11 of 58
    fireman15 to Steely Tom

    48% of “American voters” didn’t vote in the midterms and are mindless drones who get all of their political views from late night comedians.

  • This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy

    02/28/2015 7:46:36 PM PST · 47 of 60
    fireman15 to SendShaqtoIraq

    The character assassination and the lying begins now.

  • Jeb Bush Fails CPAC, Can’t Even Stack Straw Poll Successfully

    02/28/2015 6:33:56 PM PST · 6 of 130
    fireman15 to cotton1706

    Thank goodness this went poorly for him.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/28/2015 6:26:01 PM PST · 65 of 66
    fireman15 to roadcat
    Good stories! We love old cars and trucks and military vehicles. We just sold a 1941 Cadillac that had been restored and I have been working on a 1942 Cadillac which is much more rare because they stopped production soon after Pearl Harbor. The 42 has a very interesting local history, but we are going to set it up as if it were procured by the military as a majority of 42 Cadillacs actually were which is another reason there are so few of them left.

    I have had an interest in key making for quite a while. I have one of the inexpensive key cutters that they used to include in locksmith correspondence courses. I bought it at an antique store; it didn't look like it had been used more than a couple of times.

    There are a number of suppliers on the Internet that sell tens of thousands of different varieties of key blanks. The plain ones are usually around $.25. The blanks that look like keys but have programmable chips in them are usually only a couple of dollars.

    Sometimes the suppliers charge enough for shipping that it is cheaper to get blanks through eBay or Amazon. The dealers will charge you up to a hundred bucks for the programmable ones; most of them can be programmed by placing them in your car's ignition and following a special procedure and don't actually need a special programmer.

    The ones keys that are a total rip off are the ones that don't even look like keys... some of them can only be obtained through a car dealer and then you are stuck.

  • Sharon Stone sued over events in Chevron Shakedown

    02/28/2015 9:36:39 AM PST · 27 of 42
    fireman15 to BigBobber
    I have a sneaky suspicion that is actually our U.S. tax dollars laundered through some phoney government “grant”.

    That would not surprise me one bit. I wonder what percentage of the $8 trillion dollars in increased National Debt has gone almost directly into the pockets of Obama’s cronies? What ever it is... they will be dutifully using whatever portion they are not spending directly on their own enjoyment to enslave our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren.

  • Sharon Stone sued over events in Chevron Shakedown

    02/28/2015 8:48:15 AM PST · 19 of 42
    fireman15 to thackney
    accepted $275,000 to attend an anti-Chevron event in Ecuador last year but failed to appear

    That is absolutely hilarious! We have friends that retired to Ecuador. It is a phenomenally beautiful place and the cost of living is low. Unfortunately, they actually ended up coming back home after a couple of years and got a divorce. He got caught having sex with one of the maids.

    The problem is that the crime rate is very high. We know of retirees who have been kidnapped and held for ransom and after the ransom was paid they were actually kidnapped again.

    One has to wonder... how smart is it really to stiff people from South America who have the ability to raise $275,000. Sharon is lucky if the group she stiffed hasn't already hired someone to “take her out”. People willing to provide that type of service are inexpensive down there and most are probably willing to take a short jaunt up to LA.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/28/2015 8:20:19 AM PST · 55 of 66
    fireman15 to montag813

    That is a truly amazing watch! A friend of mine when I was still working on the fire department wore something similar but with a few less bells and whistles, but his also wound itself from daily motion.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/28/2015 8:16:33 AM PST · 54 of 66
    fireman15 to Swordmaker; Star Traveler

    Thanks for the comments and PING! I have been surprised at how much I use my Gear 2 watch. Since I use it to monitor my sleep and daily activity... other than when it is charging or when I am working on our old cars or on our old airplane it almost never comes off my wrist.

    There are now many “smart watches” and activity monitors that are on the market. The first time we saw such a device was this last September at the Western Washington Fair. One of the volunteers from the Air Force Museum who helped us with our Display honoring Vietnam Veterans was wearing an activity tracker. His doctor recommended it to him and he said that it was very helpful for making sure he was met his daily activity goals. My wife got the idea to find me something similar from his example. His device was strictly an activity monitor my wife thought that I would appreciate a device that had more functionality.

    We have been getting a lot of glimpses at the Apple Watch for the past couple of months. I am very curious as to how Apple’s entry into this segment of the market will change the way that these devices are perceived. I am glad that the two of you have now commented because I consider the two of you to be the most knowledgeable on all things Apple.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/28/2015 7:41:29 AM PST · 52 of 66
    fireman15 to mc5cents; Bubba Ho-Tep
    Cook comes out as gay in an article for Bloomberg Busnessweek.
    “I'm proud to be gay, and consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote.

    Back in my day when a CEO of a major company announced that he was gay, and then went on to say that sodomy was a “gift from God” they would have been fired the very next day because everyone would have considered it extremely offensive and blasphemous. His head would have burst into flames and that's the way it was and we liked it!

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 11:01:56 PM PST · 32 of 66
    fireman15 to fireman15
    I actually posted a picture of the wrong Samsung Gear Watch. Here is what the Gear 2 looks like when the default media player is being used. This is the type of band that I am using, but I is interchangeable.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 10:44:41 PM PST · 31 of 66
    fireman15 to Vendome
    In fact, my pedometer says I’m up to 19,000 steps today.

    Wow! I hope you have a good set of shoes.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 10:25:11 PM PST · 28 of 66
    fireman15 to catnipman

    iLove it!

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 10:20:29 PM PST · 27 of 66
    fireman15 to Vendome
    Very thoughtful of your wife

    She is very good at finding things for my birthday or Christmas. I think she spent a little time researching this one. We buy and sell stuff on eBay so even if it turns out to be a bust we usually get our money back.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 10:16:01 PM PST · 23 of 66
    fireman15 to steve86

    I don’t know much about the CEOs of Apple or Samsung. I have never owned an Apple product. Our cars both came from our state’s surplus vehicle auction and do have keyless entry. This article is the first that I have read that indicated that the watch will start a car.

    I have some experience with the Samsung Gear 2 and it has been a surprisingly pleasant experience. Both it and the phone came from eBay and combined they cost around $250 with shipping. I have just been trying to figure out what the iWatch will do that has got people clamoring to buy one. There are some Apple experts here and I figured they would know something about it.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:27:24 PM PST · 11 of 66
    fireman15 to ProtectOurFreedom

    Cool! I have one of the cheap old standard Casio calculator watches. I also have several altimeter and variometer watches from when I was hang gliding, along with an old camera watch. I guess my wife had a fairly good idea that it would cause my dormant ETF (Electronic Trinket Fever) to flair up.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:23:16 PM PST · 10 of 66
    fireman15 to Vendome
    I don’t understand

    Seems my G5 does all that already.

    My wife actually gave it to me; I was quite skeptical. It is one of those things that doesn't seem like it would be worthwhile, but is surprising how often it gets used. It gives silent little vibrations when someone is texting or calling and you can check them out without getting your phone out. It also works good as a speaker phone when driving. It works better than the Bluetooth thing I used to have stuck on my visor.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:14:28 PM PST · 8 of 66
    fireman15 to fireman15
    Samsung Gear 2

    Apple iWatch

    I forgot to mention that the Gear 2 has a surprisingly good camera. I am not sure why they included it other than novelty and possibly scanning barcodes.

  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST · 1 of 66
    fireman15
    I have been using a Samsung Gear 2 watch with my Samsung S3 phone for the past few months. It does an awful lot, in fact one of the most common criticisms in reviews is that it does too much. It is an attractive time piece; the first thing I did was use one of the apps to put a Rolex watch face that I copied from a high resolution jpg. It is not going to fool anyone, but it was fun to do.

    It has a good speaker and microphone; you can answer or make phone calls, you can send texts by giving voice commands; it takes your pulse; it tracks your sleep; it acts as a pedometer; it will use your phones GPS to work as a cycle computer; it will connect to a Bluetooth headset and listen to music; you can do all of this without ever taking your phone out. The battery lasts up to about 3 days depending on which features you use, but it charges up in just a couple hours.

    I am wondering what the iWatch will do that the Samsung Gear 2 Watch will not.

  • First Look: Scott Walker Leads in Nevada Poll; Jeb Performs Worst Against Hillary

    02/27/2015 10:22:52 AM PST · 5 of 28
    fireman15 to Cincinatus' Wife

    We have got an autographed picture and a letter from GW and I still believe he is a good man, but he went off the rails. If Jeb somehow gets the nomination it will most likely be a disaster.

  • Analysis: Why Barack Obama won't say 'Islamic extremists'

    02/27/2015 8:36:42 AM PST · 11 of 32
    fireman15 to jerod

    What do you find all the “peaceful”, “moderate” Muslims doing when a major terror attack has taken place? Instead of mourning after their brothers have just massacred more innocents you will find them celebrating and dancing with joy. I say this because my wife and I have known a few “moderate” Muslims well enough that they have confided in us.

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    02/27/2015 8:21:42 AM PST · 71 of 72
    fireman15 to Swordmaker

    I read your response; I understand your frustration and I am sorry. I am sure that your figures are the most accurate available. As I am getting older, I do seem to be getting more and more like Gilda Radner’s character where I literally can just go off the rails and then realize later that I completely misunderstood something that I read. My tagline is a reminder to myself, but it still happens.

  • Intel chief says 2014 deadliest year for terror ever recorded, in counter to upbeat Kerry

    02/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PST · 2 of 14
    fireman15 to navysealdad

    Like most of the liberal establishment... Kerry has always lived in his own fantasy world. Reality means nothing to them.

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    02/26/2015 3:55:18 PM PST · 57 of 72
    fireman15 to fireman15; Swordmaker

    As Emily Latella Gilda Radner would have said on SNL in the late 1970s... “NEVER MIND”!

  • The Mess Called Common Core

    02/26/2015 9:05:34 AM PST · 4 of 6
    fireman15 to E. Pluribus Unum

    Everything the Federal Government gets involved in turns to crap. It has been seen over and over and over again. The average high school graduate in the 1950s was better educated by most standard measures than the average college student is these days.

  • FCC Commissioner: Reclassifying Internet as Utility Will Increase Costs to Consumers

    02/26/2015 8:41:15 AM PST · 14 of 18
    fireman15 to E. Pluribus Unum

    From the article, “Such regulation will create unnecessary burdens and costs for all small providers, including your companies, small cable providers, municipal broadband providers and others.”

    If it is no longer profitable for them to provide service... the price will either “necessarily sky rocket” or the service will just no longer be available. City dwellers often forget that those of us who live in outlying areas often still have poor access to broadband service.

  • Op-Ed: No, We Can’t, V15 (team Obama running "hope and change" commercials in Israel)

    02/26/2015 8:35:59 AM PST · 4 of 12
    fireman15 to Dave346

    I would assume that a message with no substance would be less successful in a society that has to face harsh realities every day. We have friends who live in Israel when we asked about the constant rocket attacks; they acted like it was no big deal because they have apps on their phones that let them know when they should take shelter. It seems a little different than what we waste our time with around here.

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    02/26/2015 8:05:53 AM PST · 55 of 72
    fireman15 to Swordmaker
    Your first sentence is total BS, fireman15. Apple and Google do not spend more money on their legal departments than on research. Apple spent under $375 million on legal defense expenses in 2014, which was admittedly very high, however they spend a lot more on Research.

    I did not mean any offense Swordmaker. I have always valued your advice and the knowledge that you have of Apple products. I was strictly quoting from articles that I have read on multiple occasions all of which have indicated that Apple is spending far, far more than $375 million on their legal team. To be honest I am completely baffled by your figure. Are you carefully choosing your words by saying “legal defense” which may have a more specific meaning than legal team? If so then shame on you.

    First I would bring this article to your attention:

    http://gizmodo.com/5949909/apple-and-google-spent-more-money-on-legal-fees-than-rd-last-year-and-google-apparently-thinks-apple-wants-it-that-way

    Has Apple slashed their legal teams budget and thrown hundreds of hapless ambulance chasers back out on the streets? It doesn't appear so... I will bring to your attention an article that headlines that Apples legal budget increased to $3.4 billion dollars in 2012:

    http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/31/apples-rd-spending-climbs-1-billion-to-3-4-billion-during-fy-2012/

    Then here is another article from CNET that claims that Apples legal budget increased and additional 32% from 2102 to 2013 to $4.5 billion but they say that their rivals Microsoft and Google spent even more.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-r-d-up-32-percent-in-2013-still-dwarfed-by-rivals/

    This article of course also makes my point, without intending any disrespect to Apple. My contention is that our legal system is broken and we have many of our society's most talented people squandering their time and effort trying to either rip each other off or defending against those who are using the system to rip other people off. If I am being misled by a vast body of the evidence that would seem to refute your statements then please explain.

  • Ohio anchor taken off the air after using racial slur

    02/25/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · 51 of 125
    fireman15 to PghBaldy

    She probably picked it up from an old Disney cartoon. Or it was some type of term of endearment used with little kids in her family. It is a very cute sounding word. After watching the video it was quite obvious that she meant no disrespect to anyone. Why is it that any word that is associated with black people cannot be used.

    My wife grew up with a black house keeper, she always called her mom and dad and the kids crackers, pork chops, whitey, white bread, and a half dozen other terms that no one cares about. Jigaboo was one of the least derogatory terms they called her and also their next door neighbor who was also black. Her dad did all the maintenance on their cars. She did housework because my wife’s mom had some medical problems. My wife said one time the house keeper wore a bright green dress to church and her dad told her with that dress on you look like a giant pile of coal in a lettuce patch. She laughed so hard that she fell to the ground.

  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    02/25/2015 1:03:10 PM PST · 27 of 72
    fireman15 to Star Traveler

    This is why both Apple and Google spend more money on their legal departments than they do on research. Our system is broken and has been almost from the time of its inception. Unfortunately, it is not any more likely to be fixed than it would be for Obama to balance the budget. There are too many lawyers living off the fruits of the true innovators; they will ensure that no meaningful reform is ever made.

    There really is almost no way for the public to know who the real innovator really was once the lawyers get their claws into it. There are so many ways that the system is manipulated.

  • Ex-Marine found guilty in killings of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle, friend

    02/24/2015 11:42:52 PM PST · 6 of 31
    fireman15 to LeoWindhorse

    My only wish is that this will give some comfort and resolution to the families of these two good men. It is unfortunate that the taxpayers will have to pay to keep the murderer alive for decades to come.

  • Gallup Records Significant Drop in Democrats’ Sympathy for Israel

    02/24/2015 11:36:03 PM PST · 17 of 55
    fireman15 to Olog-hai

    Unfortunately, not everyone on FR knows which country the leadership of Iran believes is the “Great Satan”. The problem is that Obama’s words and actions make one wonder which country he believes is the “Great Satan”. Unfortunately, I fear that his actions may result in a catastrophe that is nearly unimaginable.

    Unfortunately there are many in the eco-commie movement that truly believe that the deaths of millions of people and the collapse of modern civilization is in mother earth’s best interest.

  • Gallup Records Significant Drop in Democrats’ Sympathy for Israel

    02/24/2015 11:14:44 PM PST · 12 of 55
    fireman15 to Praxeologue

    I agree with you completely. This anti-Israeli sentiment originates largely from the Whitehouse and the liberal media is complying with their marching orders. I wouldn’t have believed it if we were not living through it.

    A nuclear Iran means the end not only of Israel but possibly of the civilized world as we know it. There can be no doubt that if Iran gets the bomb they will use it and millions of people will die. In this case Israel’s interests are also in the best interest of the United States and our president is playing fast and loose with our future.

  • Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research

    02/24/2015 10:59:53 PM PST · 14 of 20
    fireman15 to mrsmith

    The market will provide all of the incentive needed to research new energy sources. The government has a very poor track record of picking new technologies. It may be an over-simplification but one thinks of the governments choice to subsidize the work of Samuel Langley over true innovators such as the Wright Brothers.

    Tesla was a prodigy and true innovator who had formal training and used it. He conceived what has become our entire AC power grid along with induction motors. Somehow he came up with these momentous ideas without any help from the government. If in fact the government had somehow been involved they almost certainly would have favored Edison’s vastly inferior DC system.

  • NYT OP ED: When Whites Get a Free Pass: Research Shows White Privilege Is Real

    02/24/2015 7:37:22 PM PST · 38 of 48
    fireman15 to E. Pluribus Unum

    I personally believe this Chris Rock video is more relevant than the Eddie Murphy Video or the Australian study:

    Chris Rock: How not to get you ass kicked by the police:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR465HoCWFQ

  • Will Pachauri’s karma run over IPCC dogma?

    02/24/2015 7:11:56 PM PST · 5 of 5
    fireman15 to Para-Ord.45

    In any sane organization this Rasputin freak show would have been sacked a month after he was hired. Instead they stuck with him for 13 years until he was forced to resign for being a slime bag with the ladies he hired. The UN sure knows how to pick their leaders!

  • US Names First Global Envoy for Homosexual Agenda

    02/23/2015 10:13:21 PM PST · 15 of 27
    fireman15 to juliosevero
    When you decide it is time to get out of DC remember to remind your wife not to look back.

  • Need your prayers, please

    02/23/2015 8:10:22 PM PST · 32 of 81
    fireman15 to patriot08

    My wife and I will pray for you.

  • Obama Admin: ISIS Are Not Terrorists But 72 Types Of Americans Are, Did You Make The List?

    02/23/2015 8:44:13 AM PST · 56 of 202
    fireman15 to ExSoldier

    Ping!

    They forgot to mention people who are thanked at the front of books that have been written by people who are on “the list”. But don’t worry; they remembered a lot of other categories.

  • Homeland Security Chief Urges Caution After Threat to Mall of America

    02/23/2015 7:47:42 AM PST · 131 of 151
    fireman15 to ExSoldier
    LOL. Agreed. But that's about as likely as Obozo admitting he was Kenyan born.

    Well as I am sure you know... he did that long before he was president:

  • Homeland Security Chief Urges Caution After Threat to Mall of America

    02/22/2015 10:21:38 PM PST · 121 of 151
    fireman15 to ExSoldier

    Warnings like this could have a useful purpose... like when traction devices are required during heavy snow on the passes. Example Below:

    D - H - S *** S - P - E - I - A - L *** A - L - E - R - T

    ATTENTION THERE HAS BEEN A THREAT MADE AGAINST SHOPPERS AT THE MALL OF AMERICA. ALL SHOPPERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO EITHER HAVE OR BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOMEONE WITH A CONCEILED WEAPON PERMIT AND A LOADED FIREARM IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION.

  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/22/2015 10:17:11 AM PST · 22 of 25
    fireman15 to USARightSide

    That is too funny! One of my cousins on my dad’s side who we always called Aunt Shirley because she was much older than us died just this last year. She was a very beautiful woman both inside and out; I wonder if you look a little like she did? Strangely enough she always reminded me a bit of adult Ambassador Shirley Temple Black.

  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/22/2015 12:10:57 AM PST · 20 of 25
    fireman15 to USARightSide

    She has taken quite a few pictures with people but always refused to sign autographs and let people know that she wasn’t Sally Field.

    The first couple of times we were pulled out of line... we didn’t know what was going on because they did it very discretely. After that I didn’t feel too bad about it because the other people in line seemed excited about seeing a celebrity. The staff never seemed to want to destroy the illusion either after we told them. But it was a little surreal.

    Sally is actually ten years older than my wife. My wife has taken very good care of herself; at this point I think that in person my wife looks better than Sally Field. Even though Sally has had some roles in the last few years she isn’t someone people pay as much attention to so in the last ten years my wife people just tell her she looks a lot like Sally Field on occasion.

  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/21/2015 11:55:30 PM PST · 19 of 25
    fireman15 to Kirkwood

    They are the same size and have similar builds, and their smiles and facial expressions are very similar. Their voices and mannerisms are also very similar and that is probably what creates the illusion more than anything else. Sally Field has a bigger set of teeth than my wife so actually in photos they are not that hard to tell apart.

    My wife is ten years younger than Sally Field and at this point is better preserved. Sally Field was born in November of 1946. Her father, Richard Dryden Field, was an Army officer. My wife’s dad was in the army for 28 years and was stationed in California after he returned from WWII. It would be a real long shot, but I always tease my wife about it.

  • EXCLUSIVE: He won the world's hearts playing the young Forrest Gump but Michael Humphreys'

    02/21/2015 8:01:17 PM PST · 12 of 25
    fireman15 to lowbridge
    I apologize for going off subject, but my wife has always looked a lot like Sally Field. She was teased about being the "flying nun" when she was in High School. For whatever reason during the time period when Forrest Gump was popular she was almost a dead ringer. I could probably still convince most people that the picture of Sally Field in the doctor's office with young Forrest was a picture of my wife.

    We used to love roller coasters and during the mid 1990s we had season passes to Disney Land, Magic Mountain and Universal Studios. We used to fly our small plane down to California frequently to go to the amusement parks. At Universal Studios... Japanese tourists especially would follow her around and even into the bathrooms to get pictures and ask her for her autograph. They often refused to believe that she wasn't Sally Field.

    We were actually taken out of line when waiting to get into restaurants on many occasions and sometimes given a private room to eat our meal. At the Hard Rock Café at the entrance to Universal Studios they gave us a private room and the chef came into to meet Sally and we fessed up. I did take advantage of the situation one time when we were waiting in line at the restaurant at Knots Berry Farm. I called my wife “Sally” a couple of times and whispers went right down the line and a couple minutes later restaurant staff came and got us.

    Even actual celebrities mistook her for Sally Field. One time we watched an episode of a TV series being taped and when my wife went into the bathroom Téa Leoni mistook her for Sally Field.

  • WATCH: Giuliani Destroys Obama in Epic Speech

    02/21/2015 7:25:27 PM PST · 19 of 78
    fireman15 to boycott

    The latest speech is a must watch also. It is a terrible shame that McLame was the one who ran against Obama the first time around.