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  • George Magazine February 1997 JFK Jr Bill Gates Hillary Clinton 2020 Survival Gd

    07/03/2020 9:19:05 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies
    Ebay ^ | July 3, 2020 | n/a
    Since the president is going to Mt. Rushmore this 4th of July weekend and there is going to be a lunar eclipse, I thought it would be interesting to consider this cover of George Magazine from 1997, which takes a look into the future that is now. Note the articles inside about world domination and Bill Gates and indictments and Hillary Clinton.
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Phillips Brooks

    07/02/2020 8:30:31 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 7/2/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Phillips Brooks. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Phillips Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem". All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2020

    07/01/2020 5:58:39 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 80 replies
    I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks, and have had energy for the absolutely necessary – and the nice distractions! I thought I’d share with you some of the things that have distracted me from my personal issues, and from the larger issues that most of us are facing. I guess it isn’t a surprise that I’ve been drawn, for distraction, to people and places who aren’t really dealing with all the cr*p that many of us are. One of the websites I’ve greatly enjoyed has been ‘Whippoorwill Holler’, offered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in Northeast Arkansas. Lately,...
  • Can anyone ID this revolver used by San Diego criminal?

    07/01/2020 1:07:25 AM PDT · by BTerclinger · 27 replies
    Loser skel pulled this on two cops who ID'd him from an earlier crime (good videos at the link). I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell if this is a single action Rossi-type replica, or maybe even a cap and ball replica?
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    06/30/2020 4:20:30 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/1/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Monthly Fiber Arts Thread - July 1-31, 2020

    06/30/2020 8:06:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    July 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin
    The Monthly Fiber Arts Thread is a monthly gathering of people that love yarn and fabric of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first project, to experienced fiber artists and beyond, we would love to hear from you. It is impossible to hijack the Monthly Fiber Arts Thread. Knitting, crochet, quilting, weaving, general crafting - there is no telling where it will go, and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our Fiber Arts...
  • It's now safe to turn off your computer shop: Microsoft to shutter its bricks-and-mortar retail locations worldwide

    06/29/2020 9:02:21 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Richard Speed
    'Reimagined' flagships to endure, but that place you used to go to when the Apple Store was too busy is going away Microsoft has a new approach to retail. One, it appears, that does not involve its physical store locations.In a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the company has announced what it calls "a strategic change in its retail operations".Or, in other words, shutting down its network of physical Microsoft Stores and going digital-only via Microsoft.com and Xbox.The company said it would be taking a pre-tax charge of approximately $450m to do the deed, which will...
  • Youtube Takes Down CHESS PODCAST for Being HARMFUL or DANGEROUS [agadmator channel - 06/28/20]

    06/28/2020 6:27:14 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 47 replies
    youtube ^ | 06/28/2020 | agadmator
    Agadmator runs an extremely popular chess-only youtube channel / subscription and it has been on with no problems for YEARS. He has a deffinite accent so I think he is of (a guess) slavic ancestry but speaks fluent English. Has done thousands(?) of game analysis for eras from Paul Morphy to current world Grand Master Magnus Carlsen. He was doing an interactive podcast when he got blocked by Youtube about an hour in. An immediate protest was almost immediately denied. Most likely an algorithm / bot, but an increasingly obvious hyper-sensitive Youtube habit.
  • Mix of guns to purchase

    06/27/2020 2:05:33 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 197 replies
    Me ^ | 06-27-20 | Me
    I'm sure (I hope) to get a range of responses to this thread. I've owned hand guns and long guns of all types. Handling them is not an issue. Unfortunately the ones I've had were lost in a boating accident. I'm looking to replace the ones I had with three or four that compliment each other.
  • weekly Garden Thread - June 27 - July 3, 2020

    06/27/2020 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 87 replies
    June 27, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - June 20-26, 2020

    06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 82 replies
    June 20, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Can Someone Explain How to Post an Image

    06/18/2020 2:22:53 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 30 replies
    Self | June 18, 2020 | Jim Noble
    I have a comparison graph of various nations "new cases" of COVID over time I'd like to post on one of Doughty One's update thread. It's just a file on my computer, so it doesn't have a URL. You can't copy and paste images into FR, as far as I know. Can someone explain to me how to do this?
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Ray Bradbury

    06/16/2020 9:38:23 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 6/16/2020 | Self-Published
    NOTE: I apologize for the absence the past 10 days. Hopefully, this won't be too common an occurrence. Thank you for your patience.Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Ray Bradbury. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Ray Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. He is predominantly known for writing the iconic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, essentially mirroring the statue-toppling thugs of today. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - June 13-19, 2020

    06/13/2020 5:50:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 102 replies
    June 13, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • PlayStation 5: Sony gives first look at the PS5 console and games

    06/12/2020 12:54:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 12, 2020 | Leo Kelion & David Molloy
    Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play. The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging, and a blue glow.
  • Separate of church from stamps: USPS politically-correct inclusion and exclusion of Protestant and evangelical faith (but Kwanza makes it) in stamp offers

    06/11/2020 7:09:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    U.S. Government ^ | Wed, 06/10/20 | USPS
    [I left this comment] Looking at your Forever stamp selection, I see multiple major and some minor cultures or events represented - blacks, Catholics, Chinese, classic cars, dinos, dogs, ecology, fairs, flowers, gardens, Halloween, Hindus, Hip Hop, Muslims, Jews, nature, outdoors, patriotism, Santa Claus, sports, the military, two presidents, the space program, two states - winter - but ZERO for evangelicals. Nothing for the Bible, great awakenings, Protestant preachers, or even pilgrims, puritans, or churches, despite the profound influence the Bible and Protestant and evangelical faith has historically had on American culture. You seem to be bending over your back...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by John Jay Chapman

    06/09/2020 11:41:59 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 6/9/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by John Jay Chapman. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. John Jay Chapman was a literary critic, essayist, lecturer, journalist, and writer. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid) belowEach letter must stay...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Thomas Jefferson

    06/08/2020 10:07:42 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 6/8/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Thomas Jefferson. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Thomas Jefferson was one of our major founding fathers. Although he disagreed vehemently with others, the framework of Independence and the Constitution stands today. The quote should be practiced at least occasionally to remain sane, updated for the modern media of course. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Steven Crowder

    06/07/2020 8:57:42 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 6/7/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Steven Crowder. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Steven Crowder is a media personality who espouses Constitutonalist values on a conservative TV network. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid) belowEach letter...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Nancy McKeon

    06/06/2020 4:51:31 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 5 replies
    Self-Published | 6/6/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Nancy McKeon. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Nancy McKeon is an actress whose biggest role was in the sitcom The Facts of Life, which ran for several years in the 80's. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white...