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  • In honor of Women's history month. Let's take a little break and enjoy the view.

    03/02/2021 1:09:31 PM PST · by Shark24 · 29 replies
    You tube ^ | Feb 19, 2021 | Dr. Hannah Straight
    Took my truck camper off road to find a hot spring in the mountains and got stuck in deep snow! It took all night to dig out, thanks to a shovel and some traction boards I was able to get free but this trip has confirmed that I definitely need a winch. The snow in the Sierra is so heavy - they call it Sierra Cement for a reason. This video does not accurately depict just how deep and heavy the snow was! I'll have to plan a trip back to the original hot springs I set out to find...
  • States With Open Economies "Disunifying the Country" [semi-satire]

    02/13/2021 10:15:27 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 February 2021 | John Semmens
    Concerned that states like Florida, which has relatively few COVID restrictions, are, as the President says, "disunifying the country," the Biden Administration is reportedly weighing whether to implement travel bans for these states. Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained that "the President believes that strong measures are needed if the country expects to ever emerge from the pandemic. Strong measures he'd like to see are a consistent shutdown of all nonessential activities, around-the-clock mask wearing—preferably more than one mask at a time held in place by a leg of pantyhose pulled over the head, and tattling on non-compliant neighbors. Some states,...
  • Fighting the soft side of The Culture War around the world. A German. A guy from Australia. In Indonesia. (A Personal Post.)

    02/01/2021 1:07:37 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies ^ | 2nd September 2021 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    I met German Philipp Zey a few years ago at Dieng Temple in Central Java in Indonesia. Philipp loved the gentleness and hospitality of the Indonesian people. As I do. Philipp was riding a bicycle around the world carrying a golf club and a trombone. He palyed me a bit of Frank Sinatra's My Way at the temple. (Dieng was the site of an historic private meeting in 1975 in which Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam is said to have privately endorsed Indonesian President Soeharto’s plan to take a strong stand against the spread of communism to East Timor.) Later...
  • Stephanie Pollack Leaving MassDOT to Join Biden’s Federal Highway Administration

    01/25/2021 3:37:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    StreetsBlog Mass ^ | January 21, 2021 | Christian MilNeil
    MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack has been appointed to the new Biden-Harris administration as the new Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Pollack has led MassDOT since 2015, at the beginning of Governor Charlie Baker’s first term. Before she joined the state government, Pollack had been Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, and an attorney and director of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). As a CLF attorney in the 1990s, Pollack helped negotiate a package of significant transit improvements that the state promised to build as mitigation...
  • Trump Supporter Learns They’re On No-Fly List, Kicked Off Plane In DC

    01/10/2021 4:52:27 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/10/2021 | Harry Kazianis
    While 19FortyFive cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the video, a clip uploaded to TickTok then loaded to YouTube shows a self-described Trump supporter kicked off a flight in what looks like Dulles Airport in Washington, DC (an educated guess as I have flown out of this airport a lot and it looks exactly like it.)
  • Mr. "Bigo" Goes To Washington

    01/09/2021 2:09:10 PM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9 January 2021 | amorphous
    Originally from Gravette in Northwest, Arkansas, “Bigo’s” real name is Richard Barnett, reportedly a former Memphis firefighter. Bigo said he went to Washington to see President Trump speak. “The crowds were unbelievable,” he said. “We marched down there. They start tear-gassing us. They start roughing up our people. It pissed some people off,” Barnett said. “They went to the front door, and they started demanding to be let inside. I wasn’t even up there at that point. I was climbing the steps to see what was going on. When I got to the top, they had breached the doors...
  • (A Personal Post) Hope for Men outside The West.

    12/27/2020 7:29:34 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 12 replies ^ | 28th December Australian time | Ozguy1945
    Kartini is a women's rights pioneer in Indonesia, the fourth biggest nation in the world. She is a national hero. Her birthday is a public holiday. The great news is that her brand of feminism is based on love of men. With the support of her father and husband she pioneered marriage rights for women and educational rights for girls. She championed the family. Feminism in The West is the enemy of family life and mothers.
  • (A Personal Post) Fatherhood is good ....... why does The West forget that now?

    12/20/2020 1:07:22 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 12 replies ^ | 21st December,2020 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    The routine demonisation of men is a disease that has spread across The West. The enormous commitment to good of fatherhood is now belittled as evil patriarchy. This is not so in The East. Pat Buchanan described this self-destruction as suicide of a super power. What went so insanely wrong?
  • Going to Texas

    12/11/2020 6:43:47 AM PST · by raven27 · 148 replies
    My FRiends, I am asking for suggestions to find a place to live in Texas.
  • Twelve Monkeys

    12/10/2020 1:46:05 AM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    Second City Cop Blog ^ | December 10, 2020 | Anonymous
    Now that the media is looking for tips and clues, how about this one? Groot (Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot) and Fatass (Illinois Governor J. B. "Jabba" Pritzker) have shut down restaurants and bars, but opened up the airport bars full-throttle. I traveled in to Midway a couple of days ago, the bars that line the aisle down Concourse B were PACKED with maskless drinkers eating and drinking. I counted 70 people, all indoors, all dining, all drinking (did I mention indoors?) and not a one with a mask on. This is so much Groot's "For thee! Not for me!" approach....
  • So What IS the Deal With The Governor And This New Gateway Project Report?

    12/02/2020 10:28:44 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    StreetsBlog NYC ^ | November 30, 2020 | Dave Colon
    What the L? Gov. Cuomo rocked the regional transportation world this week when he cheered a report suggesting that the existing cross-Hudson tunnels between New Jersey and New York don’t need a full shutdown to rebuild them, potentially throwing yet another wrench into the plan to build a new pair of tunnels to boost interstate rail capacity, a $13-billion piece of the Gateway Project. It’s the latest baffling twist in the decade-plus-long saga. On Sunday, the governor suggested that a report done for the Port Authority by consultants London Bridge Associates showed that the existing century-old tunnels could be fixed...
  • [Israel] Red Bus A - 10 year Anniversary Tour 2021 !

    11/19/2020 1:46:32 AM PST · by FRinCanada2 · 1 replies ^ | 18 Nov 2020 |
    Red Bus A was founded in 2011 by a group of people who participated in Restoring Courage with Glenn Beck. A group of strangers who happen to be on the same bus, 1 of dozens of buses each with a color and letter coded placard assigned to a small group as transportation over the 10 days of events and site visits This group formed an inseparable bond and grew from a single bus load of people to an entire organization of charity minded folks who went on to do numerous service projects Independently or sometimes as a group is...
  • New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars

    10/27/2020 5:25:11 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    new atlas ^ | 10/25/20 | David Szondy
    Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies (USNC-Tech) has developed a concept for a new Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine and delivered it to NASA. Claimed to be safer and more reliable than previous NTP designs and with far greater efficiency than a chemical rocket, the concept could help realize the goal of using nuclear propulsion to revolutionize deep space travel, reducing Earth-Mars travel time to just three months. Because chemical rockets are already near their theoretical limits and electric space propulsion systems have such low thrust, rocket engineers continue to seek ways to build more efficient, more powerful engines using some...
  • Video: Maskless Black Woman Smacked A Flight Attendant Because Her Boyfriend Didn’t Want To Wear A Seatbelt

    10/22/2020 10:45:32 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 31 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 10.22.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    An airline passenger slapped a Delta Air Lines flight attendant during boarding in a disturbing incident that was captured on video. The confrontation began with a pair of passengers refusing to buckle their seat belts and put on their face masks on a flight that was set to take off from Miami for Atlanta. Witnesses said the flight attendant had already told the passenger to deplane for refusing to follow crew instructions, when the female passenger suddenly slapped the flight attendant across the face. The video shows the woman telling the Delta Air Lines flight attendant “B ****, I’m going...
  • Anyone Noticing the Skyrocketing Prices of Used Aircraft and Decreased Inventory?

    09/08/2020 8:54:06 AM PDT · by amorphous · 84 replies
    9 Sep 2020 | Vanity
    I like to stay abreast of prices. Looking at the Aircraft Sales Online website, I saw an asking price for a 2003 Cessna 172S of over $175,000 and only 16 172s for sale, usually there are dozens. On trade-a-plane, I see newer 172s going for over $400,000! Does anyone know why the vast and sudden increase in price and drop in the number of used GA aircraft for sale?
  • VIDEO: Update on the Trump 2020 Victory Cruise

    08/02/2020 9:17:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 2, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO On Thursday, the Steve Kane Radio Show (WWNN 1470 AM) co-host Brian Craig spoke to Ian the Cruise Guy about the latest updates for the Trump 2020 Victory Cruise. As you can hear, in addition to the shipboard group activities, live radio broadcasts are planned while out at sea. Bottom line: The cruise is still scheduled to depart from Port Everglades on December 6 for the Eastern Caribbean. For those worried about the current situation, it is working in your favor with drastically reduced cruise rates as Ian can tell you.
  • Pony Express - Marysville KS

    07/25/2020 12:57:14 PM PDT · by bboop · 4 replies
    self ^ | July 25, 2020 | self
    Lewis & Clark Trail road trip will include some Pony Express sites. Some FReeper lives in Marysville, KS, by Stop #1, if I recall. (Are you still here?)
  • Lewis & Clark Trail

    07/24/2020 4:12:17 PM PDT · by bboop · 42 replies
    self ^ | July 24, 2020 | self
    We are Trail Nuts. We head next week to follow some of the Lewis & Clark/ Pony Express/ Oregon Trails. We'll spend most of our time in Wyoming, the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas, returning to LA via Colorado. Any historic sites that are imperative to see? Any 'don't bothers'? We'll also be taking day hikes. Any warnings re masks in these parts? Needing a taste of freedom after too much time in Commie California. Thanks
  • God sets down laws via nature.

    07/04/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies ^ | 4th July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The creator of the world has laid down His laws for us in how the world works best. We have an immune system which works best when exposed to the germs that threaten us. We have minds that need to see the world to understand it. The price of the gift of Life is dying to make way for those that follow.
  • VANITY--Going to Nashville TN on a business conference/personal vacation. Recommendations?

    06/24/2020 11:24:12 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    Going to Nashville TN (first time staying in TN) on a business conference/personal vacation. Any must see tourist items? Restaurants? Tips, Avoidances? Going there 9/22 and leaving for home on 9/29. The biz part is pretty much scheduled with it's own agenda on Wed-Fri. After that it is free wheeling.