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  • A Beer a Day is 110-Year-Old Nebraska Man's Secret to a long Life

    05/22/2015 10:54:28 PM PDT · 27 of 27
    Viking2002 to nickcarraway
    If a beer a day got him to 110, I'll live long enough to see the sun go nova....................

  • Open Carry in Lordsburg, NM

    05/22/2015 10:51:58 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    az_gila to Redcitizen

    The more modern version....:^)

  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/22/2015 10:50:22 PM PDT · 49 of 49
    V K Lee to Jamestown1630

    Might also try the microwave with a small container of water in the oven with the bread. The steam helps to soften. A little patience to provide the proper timing is all that is needed. This works for yeasty rolls and for cornbread.

  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 10:50:14 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Viking2002 to tumblindice

  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 10:49:02 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    Slings and Arrows to Focault's Pendulum

    Always a pleasure.

  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 10:48:10 PM PDT · 60 of 61
    Moonman62 to yarddog

    Around 20 years ago I dreamed I was in a field and there were bunches of peanut hay burning. The smoke was bothering my breathing.

    I awoke and realized I had not been breathing for some time. For maybe 30-40 seconds I could not catch my breath no matter how hard I breathed. I finally did but it disturbed me to an extreme degree.


    I had the same dream when I was a kid, but I dreamed that I inhaled bug spray. I never did have that dream again, but I sure do remember it.

  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 10:47:04 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    M-cubed to jespasinthru
    your 1st 4 paragraphs inspired me...

    ‘your last....LOL......We young women crap..made me “puke” intellectually speaking of're young..u still could make it someday...*S*

  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/22/2015 10:45:28 PM PDT · 48 of 49
    V K Lee to TomGuy

    Place a few slices of apple in container with the brown sugar to prevent sugar from hardening.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 10:41:37 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    cookcounty to TexasTransplant
    "And for What possible reason would anyone Convert unless it is a Death Sentence if they don’t."

    Much of the conversion happened through dhimmitude. When the Arab muslims swept across North Africa they came with the sword and forced conversion on many, but most (mostly christians at the time) were converted by economic pressure and intimidation. For many, "Christianity" was about culture rather than personal faith, and when it became more convenient to recite the Shahada (There is no Allah but Allah, and Mxxxxxxx is His prophet), and dispense with the extra taxes and harrassments meted out to "christians,", people did it. For all the violence in the Muslim countries, it is really the passive acceptance of Islam by the majority that makes the violence successful.

  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 10:36:13 PM PDT · 126 of 126
    arbitrary.squid to dware

    Don’t get me wrong, Satanists shouldn’t molest children either. No one should. That’s the f*cking point here.


    05/22/2015 10:35:08 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    Hardens Hollow to MomwithHope

    Thanks. That’s pretty much what I’ve told my neighbors, but I wanted to verify i was saying the right thing!

  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 10:35:00 PM PDT · 125 of 126
    arbitrary.squid to dware

    Satanists didn’t molest those girls.

  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · 59 of 61
    tumblindice to COBOL2Java

    My significant other walks in her sleep.
    So the other night while she was bumping into walls I led her some place she never goes—
    the kitchen!
    Hey, take my wife. Please ...

  • Need Posting Help

    05/22/2015 10:33:54 PM PDT · 5,546 of 5,546
    GeronL to Monkey Face

    I really feel like I need to finish this story now. ASAP

  • Lubbock Women Attacked by Mosquito Swarm

    05/22/2015 10:31:52 PM PDT · 45 of 45
    TexasRepublic to Sasparilla

    The thickest swarm of mosquitoes that I ever saw was on the Texas coast near Angleton. I and a buddy drove a pickup truck to a remote pasture to check on some stray cattle. As we drove through the grass, we stirred up a cloud of pestilence, the likes of which has not been seen since the ten plagues of Egypt. We figured those were newly hatched critters looking for their first meal; they covered the truck entirely, trying to bite it. They seeped in through the smallest cracks of that old truck. I recalled Alfred Hitchcocks movie “The Birds” as we got the hell outta there!

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 10:31:23 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    Drew68 to txrefugee
    Great! All our sexual deviants can settle in Ireland, a win/win for everyone.

    Why would they do that? They're doing fine right here. And in pretty much every other Western country.

    In fact, opposition to homosexuality seems at this point to exist only in Muslim Arabia, sub-Saharan Africa and Russia.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 10:28:00 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    Zeneta to TexasTransplant

    best resource I’ve ever seen.

    Dig deep, lots of stuff and they are legit.

  • Donald Trump: 'I want to make the country great again'

    05/22/2015 10:26:55 PM PDT · 128 of 128
    flaglady47 to max americana

    “Aside from Cruz, he gives the best quotes. You know you have intelligence when you don’t need a teleprompter to speak.”

    Something The Donald and Ted Cruz have in common; neither uses a teleprompter.

  • Donald Trump: 'I want to make the country great again'

    05/22/2015 10:23:18 PM PDT · 127 of 128
    flaglady47 to morphing libertarian; MinuteGal

    “I proposed the owner could delete Trump threads. Does he have the right to do that or do you want to force him to give that idiot an audience?”

    Trump is already being discussed on a variety of threads on this website, just as are all of the potential Pub candidates, those that are already announced, and those that will be announcing shortly, including Trump. We’ll see, and as to The Donald being an idiot (in spite of the fact that he’s filthy rich and highly successful), that’s your personal opinion and it appears you are the one trying to force your opinion on others, by virtue of your attempt to limit discussion of Trump by those who wish to do so. I want to hear about all of the candidates, not just the chosen few, and definitely not those that YOU choose as worthy of discussion. Geez.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 10:22:38 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    pepsionice to zaxtres

    At one part early on....the Quran was in Chronological order. Then, all copies got called in and a rewrite occurred.

    I can only speculate but I think the out-of-order rewrite was done for two purposes. First, if you realize there’s two eras of Muhammad (the Mecca-peaceful period and the Medina-violent period)....then you’d ask stupid question why he had to change.

    The second reason is that you’d need someone to continually keep you focused on the writings and what was being said here and you’d need a Islamic scholar at every Mosque meeting. In the way that the Catholic Church controlled their empire with a Bible only in Latin...this same technique was used by the Islamic empire. Both wanted their ‘customers’ to seek only authorized readers or scholars.


    05/22/2015 10:20:38 PM PDT · 60 of 61
    MomwithHope to Hardens Hollow

    Non hybrid seeds used to just be called seeds. And yes you can save the seeds from the plants you are growing now and use them for next year. Buying plants may be easier but if they are hybrids the seeds they produce will not get the same results. I stay away from hybrids. Welcome to the best thread on FR. Lots of very knowledgeable gardeners here who know a lot more than I do.

  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/22/2015 10:19:11 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    Hardens Hollow to submarinerswife

    “We were told certain breeds develop stones and along with diet, they can be prevented but not a guarantee no matter the food they eat”

    Ditto with 2 of my cats. The problem was, one of my cats has a grain intolerance and the SO (or Hills C/D) is loaded with grains.

    So now I make her food, but also add 750 mg of l-methionine a day. (This is for an 8 lb cat, amounts for dogs will be different! She is also theoretically supposed to need 500 mg, but that doesn’t get her urinary pH low enough.) The l-meth acidifies the urine.

    With a pH over ~7, struvite crystals can form; with a pH under 6, calcium oxylate crystals can form. I’ve read the optimum range is 6.0-6.5. I test her urine every few months, now that I know how much l-meth she needs with the diet I give her, to make sure she is in the safe zone.

    My boy has been on SO and loves it. I tested his urine, because I wanted to start adding canned food to his diet so he gets more liquid, and it was a bit too acidic. Could be because he eats more than he really should!

    So I’m a big believer in testing the urinary pH and being sure all is well! Low phosphorus and magnesium in their diet is important too, since that is what the struvite crystals are formed from. But they will only form is the pH is off.

  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 10:19:01 PM PDT · 78 of 78
    jaydee770 to wideawake

    “...If you don’t want people to find out that you are raising a predator...”

    I don’t think they’ve denied anything - but that doesn’t mean they owe us a two-hour special devoted to the issue. How much schadenfreude is enough? Or since they are a religious family, do we get to kick them around extra?

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 10:16:31 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    zaxtres to zaxtres

    “Their prophet was born in 631 AD.”

    Meant to say Islam was born in 631 AD. Which is less than 680 years after the death and resurection of our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 10:12:22 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    zaxtres to Tilted Irish Kilt

    And 71 years after their prophets death was there even a thought of putting a mosque on the hill where one stands now.

    Actually Islam is a little different than the Golden Calf of the Old Testament. I am not defending Islam here. The Golden Calf was about worshiping idols. The very reason ISIS is destroying statues in Iraq and other religious statues is that they too do not believe in idol worship and any such idol must be destroyed. THis is why the stone Buddhas were destroyed and a whole bunch of other statues and artifacts from ancient history. To a muslim worshiping idols is considered to be one of the highest blasphemes in their culture. I am all for the destruction of Islam but don’t tell lies or make up stuff about what you don’t know or don’t understand.

    Now there is a story about how before the time of Islam in Mecca, the Black Stone, the reason why the stone is covered is because there are 360 idols of various gods. Again this was before the time of Islam. Baal is said to be the head idol.

    Islam was around a lot longer than the Constitution so it was not formed to circumvent the Constitution. That is ludicrous.

    Their prophet states that when he was in the cave an “angel of light” came to him and spoke the words of god. The bible states that the words of god will be directly spoken to you by him. Also the angel of light in the Bible is actually Satan. So yes you are right that it was Satan whom revealed the verses to their prophet given the authority of the Bible.

    Islam is molded after both Judaism and Christianity. It contains both religions in its verses, rituals and laws. For example pork is forbidden to be eaten in Judaism and it is also forbidden to be eaten in Islam. A lot of the Old Testament stories are found within the Quran but all the endings have been changed. An example here is that Abraham goes with Isaac to the desert. Or Jesus was never crucified, an imposter was on the cross.

    Their prophet was born in 631 AD. The exact time that Christianity was founded is in question. A more exact statement would be that Islam was founded after the death and ressurection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    One could argue all religions imitate the ones that had come before it.

    Islam claims that the Quran is the words of their god and the Bible was written by men who were inspired by god. In all circumstances it was men who wrote both.

    So please don’t compare Christianity to Islam. That is an insult to Christianity. If you compare the two you have to bring in Judaism into the fold as well as Islam stole more from Judaism than it did from Christianity.

    Islam is not a religion but more of a political and theocratical way of life that was governed by the sword and people died by the sword. There is so much that you do not know about Islam that would make your head spin and I could have you laughing for days on some of its tenets alone.

    Please do not compare Islam to Christianity. If Islam cannot stand on its own feet, it doesn’t even deserve to be put up against Christianity nor Judaism.

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 10:12:03 PM PDT · 15 of 16
    Olog-hai to LadyDoc
    It’s only “American money” insofar as it’s handled by American liberals, who get plenty of money elsewhere. Not to mention, if the US dollar stops being the world’s reserve currency, then money will not look so “American” anymore all of a sudden.

    And the influence of the European Union is no small matter. Ever read their so-called charter of fundamental rights? Check out Article 52, paragraph 1:
    Any limitation on the exercise of the rights and freedoms recognized by this Charter must be provided for by law and respect the essence of those rights and freedoms. Subject to the principle of proportionality, limitations may be made only if they are necessary and genuinely meet objectives of general interest recognized by the Union or the need to protect the rights and freedoms of others. …
    Very Soviet-sounding.
  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 10:11:07 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    jsanders2001 to doc1019

    > Hillary Clinton’s scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm
    More like cow chips in a barnyard.

    More like bodies in a Mafia owned sanitation dump

  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/22/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    Hardens Hollow to catnipman

    What is your recipe? I’ve been making my favorite cat homemade food, since she has a grain intolerance and then developed struvite crystals. The food for urinary crystals is full of grains, and therefore, not very healthy either.

    But I’m always open to a new recipe, since a change of taste might be welcome!

  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 10:08:35 PM PDT · 30 of 32
    jsanders2001 to SkyDancer


  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 10:07:38 PM PDT · 77 of 78
    Yaelle to LibsRJerks

    Just wondering .... What WOULD be the proper steps to take if one found his or her son, or daughter, molesting others at this age?

    Would you literally call the police on your kid? Just wondering. Seems like a horribly difficult situation to begin with.

    This is a heart wrenching question. First, whom do you focus on as a parent? Your teen who is molesting, or the victims? Just using logic, it HAS to be the victims. So besides getting them some serious therapy, they need to be made safe from the perp. Where will he live? Maybe with a grandparent? And when the little girls are taken for sensitive therapy (not from a cultish friend of the family who is himself a sexual predator), the therapist by law has to call the police.

    So it’s out of the parents’ hands.

    Parents, tell your pre teen boys (and girls) how serious child molestation is. It’s almost as bad as murder. Tell them to make sure never to be in a situation where anyone could even THINK they might have done such a thing. If they are just 14 and molest their little sisters, their life as they know it and their potential might be OVER. It’s a fact.

  • 12 States Release Proposed Premium Increases

    05/22/2015 10:02:04 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    Hardens Hollow to Pollster1

    Anyone accepting federal subsidies who sees 40% and more increases in their medical bills deserves to suffer.

    The only people that will see a premium increase are those NOT getting a subsidy. Subsidies are designed to cap the premium paid by those under 400% of the FPL. They will pay the same rate, no matter what the premium is - the subsidy will just get increased.

    Those who are willing to use government force to steal from those who produced that wealth deserve to lose whatever this terrible law costs them.

    Not that I am not disagreeing with you because I am no socialist - but just to take this premise one step further... how about those collecting social security beyond what they paid in? SS is highly socialized. Those that pay in little get back much more than they ever paid in, subsidized by those that earned more and so paid in more. For instance, if my husband were to keep working for 17 years and keep paying in at the max rate, he'd pay in close to $150,000. That's only his portion, not his employer's. But his net increase in SS payments if he takes SS at 67 and lives to the average of 82 will only be around $40,000. That's socialism for you. And why he's quitting his high paying job this year so we can Go Galt. (see my tagline)
  • The NYC street vendor charging $30 for a hot dog and drink

    05/22/2015 10:00:36 PM PDT · 46 of 46
    dennisw to UnwashedPeasant

    Eiffel Tower closes to visitors as workers stage walkout over concerns about aggressive pickpockets in French capital

    The tower’s operator said employees are concerned about petty crime
    Walkout occurred a day after police announced a drop in violent thefts
    Tourists lingered around the monument after being turned away
    Illuminated signs said the attraction would be ‘temporarily closed’

  • "Nimue" - an Arthurian Heavy Metal Song, by Yours Truly

    05/22/2015 9:56:05 PM PDT · 41 of 41
    Zeneta to Slings and Arrows

    I don’t mean to be rude.

    But if you’re a guitar player you’ve got to know Adrian Belew.

    He wrote the book.

    Pure genius.

    Studio stuff.


    Plays every instrument.

    ADRIAN BELEW big electric cat 1982

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 9:55:47 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    LadyDoc to Olog-hai

    thousands flew home to vote? How did the reporter know this?

    The dirty little secret is that this is American money pushing the vote, just like American money is pressuring Africa and Asia to change their laws on gay marriage, legalize homosexuality, and abort their children.

  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 9:53:30 PM PDT · 76 of 78
    Yaelle to wideawake

    The degree of damage the child suffered is that her older brother crept into her room repeatedly in the dead of night and violated her, that her parents knew about it, let it happen again, and made her live in the same house as the predator.
    The people whose main job in life was to protect her and keep her safe repeatedly betrayed her and then hypocritically drilled into her how important it was for her to maintain purity.

    You said it so chillingly well. I’m horrified at FReepers defending this predatory pedophile and his parents who put their fame above their daughters’ safety.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 9:52:10 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    zaxtres to TexasTransplant

    The three qurans you are thinking of are when their prophet lived in Mecca before he was outcast to Medina. This was the peaceful verses. Then comes the Medina verses which get harsher chronologically and the final is after their so called prophet retakes Mecca and begins the conquest of all Arabia. These are the most violent verses in their book. The ninth book is supposedly said to have been one of the last books written in the Quran. This is the book that contains 9:5 which states to go kill all the mushrikun wherever you find them and tells how to collect the jiziyah (protection money) by humiliating the non-believers (jews christians etc. iow mushrikuns).

    One other thing here is that the books of the quran are not in chronological order which is why you will have in book 40 peaceful verses towards jews and christians but in book 2 you will have them killing jews and christians. Its helpful that when you read the quran to have an idea of which book was written.

  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 9:46:03 PM PDT · 8 of 9
    MediaMole to Perdogg

    Horrible, horrible pitbulls. Death machines. LOL

  • Country

    05/22/2015 9:44:25 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    Semper Mark to arthurus

    You’re welcome.

    And I agree with you, wholeheartedly!


    05/22/2015 9:43:48 PM PDT · 59 of 61
    Hardens Hollow to greeneyes

    Hi all. I am new to the gardening world, although I have to say it is fast becoming an obsession. I’ve recently moved to NE Tennessee, where the rain and fertile soil actually helps to grow things! (I’m formerly from the S. CA desert).

    I have 4 small garden areas that I’ve managed to over-pack with seedlings from a can of nonhybrid seeds (the can is 7 years old, so I wanted to see if the seeds would sprout. Which they did marvelously!).

    My question is - my neighbors, who all are avid gardeners, don’t appear to have heard of nonhybrid seeds. What is the advantage of them, vs. buying plants at Walmart, a garden center, etc.? Is it that the mass-produced plants will not create seeds that will grow?

  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 9:42:59 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    arthurus to Perdogg

    Many years ago my 12 pound black generic terrier mutt raised two broods of kittens in two years. One set she brought home. I don’t know where they came from. I caught her carrying the last one home. That was in the days when neighborhoods didn’t imprison their dogs and parents taught their children how to deal with neighborhood dogs.

  • DNA results confirms Iberville teacher fathered child of 15-year-old student

    05/22/2015 9:41:24 PM PDT · 21 of 21
    SuzyQue to BBell

    No I understood that. However, it didn’t apply, even remotely, in this case.

  • A Young Jew’s Journey to Islam

    05/22/2015 9:39:57 PM PDT · 43 of 43
    zaxtres to Prov1322

    Actually all 10 commandments from the Bible are found within the Quran, however each one of them is broken after being “revealed”.

    You forgot the one about thou shall covet thy neighbor’s wife. Their prophet upon seeing the leg of the woman his cousin was married to suddenly revealed by their god that his cousin had to divorce his wife. Then their prophet married her.

  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 9:38:34 PM PDT · 58 of 61
    killermosquito to 9thLife

    I woke up one morning and my brother was in bed with me, I said, “Tom (my brother), why are you in bed with me?” then I said “who moved all the furniture?”

  • Country

    05/22/2015 9:38:00 PM PDT · 4 of 5
    arthurus to Semper Mark

    Thanks for that. I always liked country music. I detest the current pop/rock with a hint of texas accent. My music tastes, at least for country go back to the 40s up into the 60s. Nobody got nuthin on Hank Williams.

  • Grey Poupon The Lost Footage

    05/22/2015 9:35:15 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    Chode to mabarker1
    tooo funny... friend of mine had a raggedy ass 70's S-Class Benz and always had a jar in the glove box
  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 9:35:00 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    thesligoduffyflynns to mojo114

    We never called her “Sr.Rebecca” it was always Rebecca- she liked to paint flowers using watercolors and always had a biblical verse tucked in below the flower (s) she was painting at the time. She always signed her work too.

  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 9:32:28 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    jespasinthru to MtnClimber

    Warren doesn’t have a chance. The Native Americans despise her because she, a white woman, manipulated their heritage through Affirmative Action just to open doors for her own ambitions.
    Most of the low-infos never even heard of her. And grown women who actually vote and pay attention to politics can’t stand her. She’s just an uglier, screechier version of Hillary.
    And she reminds older men of their ex-wives, and why those wives are “exes”.
    And she reminds young married men of their mothers-in-law. They look at their pretty wives say “Is that what my sweet girl is gonna turn into when she matures?”
    No. Hell no.
    We young working women have been calling the shots for quite a while now, and y’all men still don’t get it.

  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 9:27:45 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    TexasTransplant to Tilted Irish Kilt

    Imitation Religion with Followers

    I still cannot for the life of me see why they have any at all.

    And for What possible reason would anyone Convert unless it is a Death Sentence if they don’t.

    So the followers are either Insane or Cowards ...


  • "Nimue" - an Arthurian Heavy Metal Song, by Yours Truly

    05/22/2015 9:26:25 PM PDT · 40 of 41
    Zeneta to Slings and Arrows

    It’s studio stuff, to be sure.

    But if you lay it out, you could hire folks if you want to play live.

    I would think 8 tracks would be sufficient.

    Watch this

    And listen how he lays his stuff down

    And he’s doing it live.

  • Latest images of Pluto may show a polar ice cap

    05/22/2015 9:21:36 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    SunkenCiv to brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...
    Thanks BenLurkin. Extra to APoD, and an update, "All 5 of Pluto's Known Moons Spied by NASA Probe (Photo) [Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI]":
    Pluto and its moons