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  • Top 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970’s Summer

    06/13/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    blogspot.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | 4 Boys' mother
    Thursday, May 29, 2014                Top 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970’s Summer It is officially the end of May. The Pinterest pages, Facebook feeds, and family magazine features are loaded up with all the activities you should do with your kids summer. AS. IF.   As if we need more activities. MORE I say!  As if I am sitting here, ok, really lying here in my end of school year coma,  thinking, "OMG! I CANNOT wait to tackle that homemade moon sand recipe  we will dye ourselves with the skin of...
  • 7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault

    03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock. The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib...
  • 1960 Vintage Photo: Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Policemen in Drag

    05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1960 | Retronaut
    Circa 1960 - LAPD Robbery Squad officers dressed as women “as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church.”
  • 1911: Chester E. McDuffee’s Patented Diving Suit (PHOTO)

    01/21/2013 6:12:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Rebreather Site ^ | The Rebreather Site
    1911: Chester E. McDuffee’s patented diving suit The suit of Chester E. Macduffee is a fantastic suit to see. Although Macduffee patented 4 inventions and pictures of the actual diving suit are still available it is very strange nothing could be found about the inventor. In the book from Hermann Stelzner there are some references to Macduffee. The name of the inventor is often written in different ways. Stelzner calls him Macduff. He is also called McDuffie – MacDuffie – MacDuffy – Macduffie but the true name of the man was Macduffee. Stelzner wrote: Macduffs ADS was tested in 1915...
  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • For Summer 2012 - U.S. Bikini Laws ... Circa 1920s - 1930s

    07/05/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaunt ^ | Retronaunt
    For Summer 2012 - U.S. Bikini Laws ... Circa 1920s - 1930s Bathing Suit Arrests, Chicago, 1922 “Women being arrested in Chicago for defying a ban on wearing brief swimsuits in public. Women were meant to cover-up when not in the water” - Australian National Maritime Museum US Bikini Laws, 1922 ‘June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.’ - National Photo Co. US Bikini Laws,...
  • Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers

    07/02/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 22, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers Intrepid readers will remember that one time Mickey Mouse and Goofy espoused the salubrious effects of amphetamine-laced soft drinks. The truth is, that helium-voiced cartoon rodent weathered many a dubiously family-friendly moment during his early years. Let's look at those occasions Mickey tried to kill himself and extolled the virtues of gigolos. Perhaps the most bizarrely bleak Mickey adventure was the story arc that ran from October 8 to October 20, 1930. According to cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson, Walt Disney was inspired by the 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy Haunted...
  • THE OLD SCHOOL

    12/01/2008 5:22:24 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 64 replies · 1,804+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | December 1, 2008 | Jeff Head
    I have been thinking back on my life and the changes I have seen in my 52+ years on this earth. Many, many technological changes have changed and enriched all of our lives, among other things. But I was especially struck by the social changes. Many for the better, but some decidedly for the worst. Clearly, in today's world, as opposed to the 1950s and 1960s when I was young, our nation has come to grips with itself and opened the door for opportunity to all people, regardless of race, or creed, or gender. Despite the fact that there are...
  • IL: Old-school politician mentored Obama

    03/31/2008 9:59:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 432+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/08 | Christopher Wills - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The president of the Illinois Senate is sitting in his statehouse office, talking in gravelly tones about political strategies and counter-strategies. Out of nowhere, the theme from "The Godfather" begins playing. It turns out to be the ringtone on his cell phone — an appropriate song for the man who amounts to Barack Obama's political godfather. Emil Jones Jr. helped Obama master the intricacies of the Legislature. When Democrats took control of the state Senate, Jones, though he risked offending colleagues who had toiled futilely on key issues under Republican rule, tapped Obama to take the lead...
  • Honoring one of the 11th: 'Old school' soldier was a role model for others

    01/31/2007 4:48:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 562+ views
    Cpl. Victor M. Langarica of Company B, 86th Signal Battalion, was remembered Tuesday during services held on Fort Huachuca at the Main Post Chapel. He was killed in northeast Baghdad when the helicopter he was aboard was shot down. (Ed Honda-Herald/Review) Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Army Cpl. Victor M. Langarica was remembered as an old school soldier, one who was dedicated to serving his nation even knowing he may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. On Tuesday, the Main Post Chapel was full, with more than 400 people who came to honor Langarica for what Lincoln once...
  • School 1973 vs. 2006

    12/30/2006 4:26:28 AM PST · by sure_fine · 3 replies · 253+ views
    self | unkown
     School 1973 vs. 2006  Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.1973 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.1973 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.2006 -...
  • PA. Man, 80, Admits Dealing Crack for Sex

    07/12/2006 6:49:01 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 71 replies · 1,776+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/12/2006 | AP
    An 80-year-old man acknowledged Wednesday that he dealt drugs at his house in return for sex with prostitutes. Felix Cocco of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Cocco had been dealing drugs for nearly a year when he was arrested in November. Officers seized crack cocaine, a digital scale and packaging materials, police said. Authorities said they caught Cocco dealing again in February. When an Allegheny County judge asked Cocco why he chose a new profession so late in life, Cocco replied, "I...
  • Maryland official unapologetic after ogling young woman at a public meeting

    02/17/2006 6:28:43 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 301 replies · 5,999+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 16 Feb 2006 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – William Donald Schaefer, a former governor who is now state comptroller, ogled a young woman at a Statehouse meeting. And he made no apologies about it. “She's a pretty little girl,” the 84-year-old Democrat told reporters. “The day I don't look at pretty women is the day I die.” Schaefer stared intently at the woman – an aide to Gov. Robert Ehrlich – as she walked away after bringing him a beverage Wednesday during a Board of Public Works meeting. Then he summoned her back, as people waiting to testify watched and waited. The aide, looking puzzled,...
  • Sumo Fans Back Ban on Women in Ring (Your Rosie O'Donnell Joke Here)

    02/08/2006 9:17:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/6
    A majority of Japanese sumo fans support a tradition which bans women from stepping on the raised dirt wrestling mound, according to a survey released by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday. The association conducted the survey, distributing 350 questionnaires at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sept. 12 for a response rate of 51 percent, Kyodo News Agency said. Fifty-four percent said the ban should be maintained, and 46 percent said the prohibition should be scrapped. A similar survey in 2004 also showed a majority opposed to lifting the ban. JSA officials were not immediately available for comment. The 2,000-year-old national...
  • Back in the day...

    09/16/2005 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Coop · 54 replies · 1,450+ views
    CNS ^ | 10/23/98 | Unknown
    Citizens To Rally In Washington, D.C. October 3123 October, 1998By Free RepublicCNS Information ServicesNews Release"March For Justice" To Feature Nationally Known Speakers Addressing Clinton Scandal and Corruption In GovernmentLOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 22, 1998): The national March for Justice, sponsored and organized by website www.FreeRepublic.com, will be held on the mall in Washington, DC, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 1998. The purpose for the march, according to Free Republic founder, Jim Robinson, is to call attention to the corruption in the White House and the Clinton administration. "The Constitution of the United States guarantees 'the right...
  • Police Nab 80-Year-Old Madam In Prostitution Case

    06/05/2005 1:25:28 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 35 replies · 1,341+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 6/05/2005 | AP
    LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — Police made a surprising discovery when they busted the alleged madam of a prostitution ring called "August Playmates": the woman running the show was an 80-year-old grandmother. Authorities arrested Vera Tursi at her apartment during a sting operation last month to crack down on illegal prostitution rings posing as legal escort services. Police said Tursi could be the oldest person arrested for such a crime in New Jersey.
  • The Lost Art of Discrimination - (new JB Williams!)

    05/03/2005 8:59:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 297+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 4, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    As is often the case these days, offensive language or behavior is in the eye of the beholder. It depends on whether one subscribes to old school or new-age definitions of words that have been around for centuries. This word discrimination used to be a compliment of sorts, as in “one has discriminating tastes” based on the old school definition “To make a clear distinction; distinguish: discriminate among the options available. To make sensible decisions; judge wisely.” Of course the new-age definition is much less flattering, “to treat one person or group worse than others or better than others, usually...
  • Google e-mail (g-mail) Up and Running

    02/19/2005 4:30:58 AM PST · by infocats · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Google.com | February 19th., 2005 | Google
    ALERT...ALERT...ALERT...ALERT The long awaited and highly anticipated Google e-mail (g-mail) has arrived; I believe it is still in Beta testing as the one time link I was sent for account activation disabled itself after signup...but perhaps by some creative poking around on their website, you too can find a sign up link. About G-mail
  • Duke Party Features Bikinis, Baby Oil

    01/25/2005 8:41:09 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 54 replies · 62,016+ views
    AP ^ | 1-25-04
    Duke Party Features Bikinis, Baby Oil Tue Jan 25, 8:05 PM ET Strange News - AP DURHAM, N.C. - In what police say was an homage to the movie "Old School," partying Duke University students were found in a fraternity house basement with an inflatable pool, a whole lot of baby oil and women in bikinis. Police came upon the scene early Sunday after responding to a noise complaint. "Inside were several of America's future, re-enacting a scene from the movie 'Old School,' where females wrestle in a pool of lubricants," police Sgt. D. Gunter said. In their version, the...
  • Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    01/21/2005 2:55:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 30 replies · 1,131+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Fri Jan 21, 2:00 PM ET
    Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Fri Jan 21, 2:00 PM ET By The Associated Press Tips for older riders from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Get eyes checked. Vision clarity and peripheral vision both diminish with age. Keep a greater following distance. Reacting to a hazard may take twice as long for a rider in middle age (40 to 54), and three or four times longer after 55. Avoid complicated and congested roads and intersections. "Input overload" makes it difficult to process information accurately. Pay special attention to blind spots. Traffic research shows that older drivers do...
  • Animal House or Old School?

    01/21/2005 9:54:02 AM PST · by Clemenza · 217 replies · 4,531+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/21/05 | Jonah Goldberg
    This summer I had an intern researcher drone named "Lyle." But I tended to call him things like "meat sack," "you," and "the kid-whose-head-someone-used-as-a-toilet-but-forgot-to-flush." It pained me to call him these things because he was generally a very sharp kid and I was glad to have him skulking around, eating my old pizza crusts and rifling through my garbage when he wasn't "working." Anyway, if you want to put a face to him, here he is. The reason I bring up young Lyle is that he was the one who started to make me feel old. One time while we...
  • Cheers to the pub with no chrome. (A lament)

    02/05/2004 7:39:22 PM PST · by mylife · 38 replies · 177+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 2/6/04 | John Morgan
    Cheers to the pub with no chrome February 6, 2004 I was a fresh-faced erk in the Royal Air Force when I began my love affair with the pub. I learned how to drink and talk in the rough and ready bars down at the Belfast docks. In those days, a fellow didn't hang about when the Royal Ulster Constabulary came through the door at closing time. You put down your drink and left; there was always tomorrow. After my service in the RAF, I returned to my hometown of Liverpool to drink in The Cracke, where legend has it...
  • Can today's pupils cope with old-school values?

    07/24/2003 7:26:53 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 328+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2003
    A television experiment has recreated a state boarding establishment to put 1950s educational standards to the test. Cassandra Jardine reports On Monday, 30 pupils and nine teachers went back to school as it was in the 1950s. Installed at a state boarding establishment, they are spending four weeks in a world of discipline and academic endeavour. The 16-year-olds are now approaching the end of their first week in eerily quiet classrooms where they sit at old-fashioned desks with flap-top lids and inkwells. A matron inspects ears for dirt and beds for hospital corners, and a fearsome headmaster is ready to...
  • A Salute to "Old School" Freepers.

    11/11/2002 8:15:02 AM PST · by md2576 · 362 replies · 1,385+ views
    A Salute to "Old School" Freepers. Where have all the great freepers gone? I would like to take the time to give a thank you to all of the original few thousand members to Free Republic for continuing to stay a Freeper. My father has been a long time Freeper and has expressed concern about all the noise Free Republic now endures due to chatting and irrelevant posts. The web site has also been through many changes that has caused many great freepers to leave. I have been here a couple of years and tried to mostly read instead of...
  • Jam Master Jay Murdered (Run DMC Member Slain)

    10/31/2002 5:26:10 AM PST · by wideawake · 47 replies · 1,407+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/31/02
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the longtime rap group Run-DMC, was shot in the head and killed Wednesday night in a Queens recording studio, according to New York police. Another man, Urieco Rinco, 25, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital, police said. Police are investigating the shooting, which took place inside a studio on Merrick Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. No arrests have been made in the case. Jam Master Jay was born January 21,1965, as Jason Mizell in the middle-class Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, according to the group's...