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  • Fort Benning police searching for possible armed intruders, shots fired

    05/28/2015 3:58:56 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    21twelve to dp0622

    I heard on the radio (Tuesday) that before the Memorial Day weekend an alert for terrorist activity had been given to military bases.

    Perhaps these guys are working on some old, outdated muslim calendar.

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fired cop in racist photo: 'Good riddance'

    05/28/2015 1:19:12 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    21twelve to arbitrary.squid

    I agree. If it was one of their buddies that is just them goofing around. And it of course wouldn’t be racist.

    But with a suspect? That is just weird. Either arrest him and throw the book at him, or let him go.

  • Nike becomes suspected player in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal

    05/28/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · 14 of 26
    21twelve to gusty
    “I hope your right, because this FIFA thing might be the crime of the century, if not the last two centuries.”

    Maybe for the U.S. But I'm guessing that the countries where soccer is really popular it is business as usual. I knew a guy in college from Honduras. When he came to the U.S. the first time (for college) he had a $20 bill in his passport as he gave it to the American guy at the airport.

    The Customs guy just laughed. “You don't need to do that up here!”

    My friend was amazed. He said where he was from, NOTHING got done without a bribe. Car mechanic, plumber, city paper work, etc.

  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in bribery

    05/28/2015 3:20:27 AM PDT · 6 of 23
    21twelve to Libloather

    So maybe NOW Freepers will get interested in soccer!??

  • China Predicts War with US over Spratly Islands

    05/28/2015 1:27:26 AM PDT · 48 of 77
    21twelve to caww

    How long have they been building this island? And we are only talking about it now?

    “Hey Frank, ya know that garage that guy built in your back yard?”

    “Um, yeah?”

    “Well, it looks like he is going to park his car in it.”

    “What! How dare he!!! Call 911. Where’s my gun!?”

  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/28/2015 12:02:28 AM PDT · 58 of 62
    21twelve to TheOldLady

    MD 20/20 if I recall correctly is strong wine from Mogan David. Cheap and flavored. Also known as Mad Dog 20/20. Back in High School we would mix it with beer I think. I think we did that with Blackberry Brandy too.

  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/27/2015 11:57:20 PM PDT · 57 of 62
    21twelve to lavaroise

    “Is it me or cops open their mouthes when they have easy legal victims they have killed, and shut the heck up when Obama people kill em like turkeys?”

    Seems to me it is the other way around. I haven’t heard any eyewitnesses or evidence discussed that the police killed any (or all) of the bikers.

  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 9:21:16 PM PDT · 14 of 30
    21twelve to ProtectOurFreedom

    “...and is absolved from taillight damage.”

    Heh. I used to get all upset. But that only made her more upset. Now its “Oh - that happens. I’ll take a look at it, it can’t be THAT bad!” (To be fair, I can “only” think of seven times).

    Like I tell my kids (learning to drive) “When I’m in my truck I hit things in back of me fairly often - but I’m going REAL slow so no damage to my truck or the object (fence, rock, tree, etc.) I don’t play that game with other cars!

  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial Suspended After Ship Hits Dock

    05/27/2015 9:10:36 PM PDT · 12 of 30
    21twelve to ProtectOurFreedom

    “Capt. Melanie Merrick”

    Appears that the Mercy hit the dock while backing up.

    Heck - I just replaced a taillight on my wife’s van. Again.

  • Blaze pink would be in fashion for hunting under Wisconsin bill

    05/27/2015 9:05:40 PM PDT · 32 of 40
    21twelve to MediaMole

    I can’t imagine they spend too much time on this. No more than some business spends planning the company picnic or the new “Employee of the Month” coffee mugs.

    I’m guessing this goes to a much larger effort of a PR campaign by the state and tourism boards and hunting businesses to promote women hunting.

    My daughter just got into shotgun shooting after Christmas. (She tagged along as her older brother and I went to the range.) She’s REALLY good. She now wants to go hunting this fall. I can’t wait!

  • Myrtle Beach police plan to charge ‘Teen Mom 2’ star in assault

    05/27/2015 6:38:17 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    21twelve to Gamecock
    I don't know who these people are, and the article made it even more confusing. Especially since the headline says that the police will charge Evans, but the first criminal act discussed is Griffith running Evans over. But then Jenelle did something, and Nathan responded.

    But Griffith had a ripped shirt, and Jenelle has a son (thank God the reporter didn't mention HIS name!)

    I wish the reporters would use one name and stick to it. They probably think they are making their article more “interesting” by switching things up every so often.

    Almost as bad as when they use acronyms without saying what the full name is.

  • Police: Last remaining BBQ rib prompts fork fight

    05/27/2015 5:38:23 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    21twelve to mabarker1

    “Oh YEAH!? Well FORK you!”

    My high school history teacher told the story of how Joe Stalin was kicked out of the seminary school. Some guy reached for the loaf of bread in front of young Joe, and Joe nailed his hand to the table with his knife.

    Not sure if that is true or not.

  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 5:06:01 PM PDT · 12 of 25
    21twelve to MNDude

    I bet it is higher than 50%. Getting shot by a hunter is probably the easiest death for a rabbit. I suppose some are trapped - that can’t be too much fun. Dogs, wolves, owls, lynx, etc. are probably the worst way to go. I’m guessing not too many rabbits die of old age and curl up under a log and drift off to their final sleep. Sucks to be at the low end of the food chain. As a kid growing up in Minnesota I shot many rabbits. (Mom would cook them up though!)

  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · 10 of 25
    21twelve to 21twelve
    In other news, a poll in Denmark showed 93% favor euthanasia for those critically ill, and 82% favor it for those with incurable diseases.

    Like many European countries, Denmark allows for a “passive” form of euthanasia by which doctors halt medical care.

  • Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air

    05/27/2015 4:51:41 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    21twelve to BuffaloJack

    My cousin lives on a ranch. She raises one cow for themselves. It gets named, and after a few years of being in the yard and good feed, it gets slaughtered.

    At the original Passover (and I suppose subsequent ones), the Jews were to bring the sheep to be sacrificed into the home for a period of time. (I don’t recall how long, a week? 40 days?) But long enough to become a “pet” - and for the sacrifice to take on more meaning.

    Why would a zoo keeper know about how the typical way to kill a rabbit (or any animal) is done? I suppose they couldn’t find a rabbit farmer to go on air. I’m surprised the tool of choice for zoo keepers (or rabbit farmers) is a tire pump.

  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/27/2015 12:33:27 AM PDT · 20 of 41
    21twelve to Attention Surplus Disorder

    I sure hope that you are correct.
    As compared to him being appointed to the Supreme Court.

  • How Much Would Your Body Cost if You Had to Buy it One Piece at a Time? (Vanity)

    05/26/2015 9:49:57 PM PDT · 40 of 49
    21twelve to amorphous

    Parts is parts.

  • Biker attorney seeks to replace judges, demands immediate release of clients

    05/26/2015 8:59:32 PM PDT · 101 of 426
    21twelve to hosepipe

    Your top photo looks to me like the bikers fell on the ground to avoid the shooting. (Piled on top of each other, trying to get behind/under the cars.) And then the cop yelling to “spread em” - or perhaps that was more by instinct by the bikers. (That’s what I’d do!)

    The cop is facing downrange and exposed. Many of the bikers are looking in the direction the cop is looking. I’m guessing that was the direction all the action was at the time.

  • Supreme Court to Weigh Meaning of ‘One Person One Vote’

    05/26/2015 4:25:41 PM PDT · 35 of 58
    21twelve to joe fonebone; Jim Noble; wastedyears

    Founding Father John Adams explained things well years ago. I’m not so sure if he was so smart and could foretell the obvious consequences, or if it was just based on past experience. The later I am guessing. Regardless, he is right on, and could be quoting Obama when he talks about the consequences. (”Debts would be abolished first, taxes laid heavily on the rich, and not at all on the others....”


    CHAPTER 16 | Document 15

    John Adams, Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States
    1787Works 6:8—9

    Suppose a nation, rich and poor, high and low, ten millions in number, all assembled together; not more than one or two millions will have lands, houses, or any personal property; if we take into the account the women and children, or even if we leave them out of the question, a great majority of every nation is wholly destitute of property, except a small quantity of clothes, and a few trifles of other movables.

    Would Mr. Nedham be responsible that, if all were to be decided by a vote of the majority, the eight or nine millions who have no property, would not think of usurping over the rights of the one or two millions who have? Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

    Perhaps, at first, prejudice, habit, shame or fear, principle or religion, would restrain the poor from attacking the rich, and the idle from usurping on the industrious; but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, to countenance the majority in dividing all the property among them, or at least, in sharing it equally with its present possessors.

    Debts would be abolished first; taxes laid heavy on the rich, and not at all on the others; and at last a downright equal division of every thing be demanded, and voted. What would be the consequence of this? The idle, the vicious, the intemperate, would rush into the utmost extravagance of debauchery, sell and spend all their share, and then demand a new division of those who purchased from them.

    The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If “Thou shalt not covet,” and “Thou shalt not steal,” were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free.

    The Founders’ Constitution
    Volume 1, Chapter 16, Document 15
    The University of Chicago Press

    The Works of John Adams. Edited by Charles Francis Adams. 10 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1850—56. See also: Butterfield; Cappon; Warren-Adams Letters

  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    05/26/2015 3:27:18 PM PDT · 37 of 43
    21twelve to knarf

    I think they figure the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. I’m pretty comfortable with the timeline that the study of geology has laid out - and knowing that new discoveries will no doubt change the various theories. With some flipping things on their heads. (Like plate tectonics did fairly recently.)

    What is amazing to me is how EVERYTHING, from the formation of our atmosphere, the position of the sun and moon, how the earth rotates, etc. all fits together to make life on earth. Of course if it didn’t all fit together, we wouldn’t be here. But to say it, (and life) just happened by chance goes against the mathematical probabilities.

    Also amazing - getting back to Mt. Saint Helens - is how well things have come back after the devastation. IIRC they said it would be a wasteland for a long time. And of course the “experts” were surprised. Give nature a chance and she’ll recover really well.

  • Biker Shootout: Libs Going Wacko over Race in Waco

    05/26/2015 2:15:14 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    21twelve to truth_seeker

    “How about this hypothetical scenario:...”

    Or you could just make a reference to Baltimore. “Give them room....”

  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    05/26/2015 2:05:14 PM PDT · 20 of 43
    21twelve to ETL
    Just to be clear - those images are individual camera photos - not some computerized recreation. The images of similar type from an airplane are pretty cool too. The plane was pretty close. It erupted, and the pilot put it into a dive to gain some speed, while curving around towards the other side of the mountain. A man and wife had chartered the small plane - amateur geologists.

    And yes, lots of stuff on earth probably was deposited very quickly (catastrophism). Most of it though did take billions of years. I'm in the earth sciences and also believe in creation. Just not the 6,000 year old creation.

  • More than 60 homes in Wimberley were taken off foundations

    05/25/2015 1:22:22 PM PDT · 77 of 116
    21twelve to smokingfrog

    Along the Minnesota River bluffs they have signs showing the water level from a couple of floods. It has been years since I have driven that, but as a teen I was amazed at how high the water was. It seemed like it was 50 feet above the river as you drive down to the water. And even more amazing - it was bluff on our side, but look across the river and it was flat for a mile or more and then just gradually sloping up WAY far away. I suppose my perceptive is off - but it sure seemed much bigger than I could possibly imagine.

  • Marty (1953) starring Rod Steiger (debuted 62 years tonight)

    05/25/2015 1:17:55 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    21twelve to clive bitterman

    Thank you for that quote! I saw it just recently on the web. I’m guessing it was due to a freeper thread - but perhaps not. I thought it was an enjoyable movie.

  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    05/25/2015 2:47:42 AM PDT · 47 of 63
    21twelve to lightman
    Thank you. My mom (born 1917) had memorized this in school. She still knew the first verse by heart two years ago as she was in her last weeks, remembering her life as we chatted with her.

    I told her how when my kids were little we would go out to a local cemetery on Memorial Day and visit the graves. Trimming grass with scissors around the worst, trying to find veterans, and the oldest graves.

    I still read this poem to them - but don't have it memorized.

    The following link is of a local Christian singer with a song he created based on a visit to rural France. During a run in the country he came across a U.S. cemetery. And many of the stones only said “Unknown”.

    A thought provoking song about all the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers that don't come home over the years. But to God of course they are known.


    “They will be remembered for the deeds that they have done, even though we can't call them each by name.”

  • Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

    05/24/2015 5:59:03 PM PDT · 95 of 97
    21twelve to Manly Warrior

    I never understood people that used dogs to tree cats or set bait for bears or whatever. After talking with a few briefly I got a bit of understanding. It’s not the way I would hunt, but I who am I to judge the way they have hunted for generations. (Well - not in my state anymore after they made some new laws).

    I understand folks not wanting to kill an animal just for a trophy, or to thin out pests just for the sport. So fine - don’t do it. But then they think they have the right to make laws against those that do. I’m guessing there are just as many folks that think using a firearm to hunt is not sporting, or even archery. “Give the deer a fair chance - get out there with a stick and a rock”.


    05/23/2015 8:52:28 PM PDT · 335 of 341
    21twelve to TexasGator

    Thanks! Not the same article, but sounds like the same gal.

  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police…

    05/23/2015 6:54:02 PM PDT · 226 of 240
    21twelve to TexasGator


    It does seem to fit what little else we know of the event. But at this point it still is a lot of “he said she said”. I was trying to find one of the early articles where a gal (that knew some of the bikers) said about thirty guns were pulled and all hell broke out.

  • My Pals The Mongols

    05/23/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    21twelve to blueunicorn6

    “When I got to “Until you come to me”, they were sobbing and reaching for their cell phones to call their mothers.”

    Too bad you vacationed in Spokane instead of Waco!

    (Great story btw!!)

  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police…

    05/23/2015 5:24:01 PM PDT · 209 of 240
    21twelve to TexasGator


    Thanks for the reference to that press release about the other club starting a fight.

    I’m guessing one of the Cossacks started it by saying “We collected more for Toys for Tots than you did!” to a Bandito. The Bandito responded by saying “Oh yeah. Well I’m a multimillonaire oil exec - and I donated over $300,000 to charity last year.”

    At that they both pulled out their nail clippers, and the SWAT team, seeing the weapons, opened up with their sniper rifles and .50 caliber machine guns mowing down the crowd.

    What I find interesting in the discussions on this event is the polarizing effect it has on freepers. Either ALL bikers are the bad guys, and the cops can do no wrong - or the bikers are good guys and the cops ambushed them in order to slaughter them.

    It sounds like these meetings are usually frequented by a mix of biker clubs. Sounds like mostly decent guys with some percentage of criminals. With the criminal element keeping limits on their criminal behaviour. (A neighbor of mine is friends of some Banditios, and says yes they do deal in drugs and murder - and also do the Toys for Tots drives).

    And for whatever reason, it sounds like the other gang (Cossaks?) were going to overstep that boundary of keeping the violence “in-house”, and try to provoke something in a public place. And the cops were aware of it.

    And in spite of the cops trying to prevent it with their huge visible presence - the gang still started something. (And people calling it a police ambush - parking all the vehicles out in the open sounds like a really stupid way to run an ambush).

    One other thing in my long ramble. The idea of saying all the bikers are bad is similar to many of us often linking all of the blacks in some photo of the rioting as bad, or all the people of the middle east as bad (”nuke the place, turn it to glass”).

    While it may make us feel good in a sense of enacting some type of justice or revenge - it really isn’t justice, and sure doesn’t make for a sustainable policy.

    Oh - one more comment. I wonder if some think the police shouldn’t have even been there - that the cops were the ones that added to the problem. Sort of like the mayor of Baltimore saying “We’ll give them some room to destroy.”

  • My Daughter Dressed Like Elsa From “Frozen” For 23 Days Straight— And It Was Amazing (barf alert)

    05/23/2015 4:05:31 PM PDT · 42 of 49
    21twelve to Starstruck

    I skimmed the article - I’m guessing her daughter was young - not 23 or something?

    When my twin daughters were little (5 or 6?) they would wear their princess dresses ALL the time (one was white, the other pink.) They are up in the keepsake bin - tattered, but good memories.

    I have some old pictures of when I was a kid. For a span of two summers I have the same green and white striped t-shirt on! The ones from camp are disturbing though - two weeks. With no laundry. (I’m a guy!)

  • Revealed: Ted Cruz Is Crushing Hillary In This Big Indicator Of Electoral Success

    05/23/2015 3:52:23 AM PDT · 29 of 45
    21twelve to dowcaet

    “In response to the disappointing numbers, Clinton backers have replaced high-level committee officials in an effort to attract new donors.”

    I’m thinking it isn’t committee officials that need replacing.

  • Pending $15 minimum wage forces Seattle pizza shop to close

    05/23/2015 12:23:00 AM PDT · 32 of 63
    21twelve to Tired of Taxes

    Another consequence - union wages are a multiplier of the minimum wage. Not unintended.

  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/21/2015 1:50:39 AM PDT · 223 of 265
    21twelve to caww
    On some link (can't find it right now) the cops said there was lots of blood inside the restaurant with weapons stashed all over the place. A gun was found in a bowl of chips!

    Other freepers have mentioned that is typical to stash weapons around the place where they will be ahead of time too. So not sure if most/all/some were stashed prior - or dumped as they ran out.

    It will be interesting to hear the stories that the bikers have afterwards. If it truly was a cross section of society (oil company ceo’s and drug dealers), a decent picture might be arrived at.

    Of the deceased, I read an article where only three of them had criminal records. One was a DWI, one was assault, and one was having a gun illegally. So it not like these guys (at least the deceased) had rap sheets a mile long.

    The one photo of the cop by a bunch of bikers on the ground looked like the cop was protecting them from a threat, with the bikers on the ground up against the back ends of cars and sort of pile on each other.

  • Grandma killed her grandkids’ cat, 4 kittens with hammer

    05/20/2015 8:19:22 PM PDT · 52 of 60
    21twelve to Mercat

    We had a big mutt lose a leg to cancer at age 11. Amazing how they bounce back. One time a lady asked us how old our “puppy” was. We had to point out the missing leg to her!

  • 'Father' To Marry 'Son' In Bucks County (PA) -- With Court's Blessing

    05/20/2015 8:00:02 PM PDT · 24 of 56
    21twelve to Poison Pill

    The first gay marriage arguments were for tax reasons. Too bad it wasn’t a conservative gay couple, and rather than wanting to get married, they wanted taxes reduced for EVERYBODY. (Discrimination against gays and all for having to pay higher taxes.)

  • Grandma killed her grandkids’ cat, 4 kittens with hammer

    05/20/2015 6:20:08 PM PDT · 48 of 60
    21twelve to Mercat

    “My dad used to complain that on the farm it was his job to drown the kittens and puppies. I’m not sure that was true.”

    I rented a cottage on a farm back in the 80’s. The cat would have a “litter” of one kitten. I said to the owner that was weird. “Yeah - my daughter lived most of her life thinking all cats just had one kitten. The rest go in a bag into the pond.”

    On a farm one is doing all sorts of killing. I’m guessing a cat is viewed as something to keep the rodents down - not a pet. And you don’t need tons of cats for that.

    I was surprised one time visiting a relative on a ranch. The cattle dog was amazing - herding cattle with just three legs - the other all mangled.

    “What happened to the dog?”
    “Stupid dog didn’t get out of the way of the cow”
    “The vet couldn’t save it - Huh?”
    “What vet?”

    Such an important tool (the dog) on the ranch I would have thought they would have taken better care of it.

    Of course neither of those is anything like killing them because your kids didn’t clean their room.

  • Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

    05/20/2015 1:34:20 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    21twelve to Still Thinking

    I have no idea what the various types of thinkers are. But years ago I tried to play it with my son over at a neighbor’s house. I sucked! (The neighbors 8 year old thought I was funny though!)

  • White America’s Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

    05/20/2015 1:31:23 PM PDT · 68 of 98
    21twelve to ctdonath2

    ALL the dead bikers were killed by police!? Where did you hear that?

  • Wife of biker inmate: Some arrested in Texas are innocent

    05/20/2015 12:55:06 PM PDT · 227 of 369
    21twelve to USNBandit


    In this article they talk about all of the weapons and blood splatter found inside the restaurant. Although that blood may have just been from fighting and not gun-shots I suppose.

    The cops say they had their SWAT van parked outside beforehand as a visible sign, along with other cars and cops, in order to prevent violence from starting.

    I’ll wait until the autopsies and more eye witness accounts come out before I start blaming the cops. We have a list of the deceased - I couldn’t find anything after a quick search on what jobs they had or arrest records. Also odd that no videos of the event. I thought I had heard about taken by someone from a nearby store.

    One of the older bikers was an ex cop or deputy. One of the bikers posted $100,000 cash bail. Could be drug money, or he could be the CEO of an oil company. It sounds like there was a mix of “types” of bikers.

    One other thing. If I’m there and see my friend getting shot at by some criminal, I would pull by legal concealed carry weapon and defend him. Of course, if there are already all sorts of cops around, I would probably not do that at the risk of being considered one of the bad guys and getting shot by the cops. Or perhaps I wouldn’t think that fast.

  • Two thousand Gypsies in audience with the Pope

    05/20/2015 12:19:51 PM PDT · 28 of 31
    21twelve to Cronos
    Ha - good memories! His trip went fine - no problems. He was with a good bunch of kids from his school (they had learned Latin together - four years completed at 16!). The only trouble they had was a group of adults that shared the tour bus. All they worried about was when cocktail hour was - and loud. (From Texas!) He did see the Gypsies though.

    He is finishing up his sophomore year in college. He was hoping to go to Germany for a semester of school (Theology) - but the rules were too strict for him. (I agreed - in bed by 10pm, only PG movies, no drinking - he wanted to have a beer while in Germany), etc.)

    He will be doing a mission trip to the Dominican Republic at the end of summer (he's also very good at Spanish), and then back to college in the fall.

  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/20/2015 12:12:46 PM PDT · 94 of 94
    21twelve to Will88

    There was a good interview with Geddy Lee (singer, bassist of Rush) about the whole song-writing thing. Peart (drummer) comes up with all of the lyrics. Lee and Lifeson have all sorts of tunes and riffs they have been working on. Then Lee tries to put them together.

    He says often he can only pick a few things out of the lyrics that will work with the music. And he needs to be comfortable with the ideas expressed if he is singing them - he has to feel the words too in order for it to come out right. Once in a great while the lyrics and the music just click.

    Lee said something to the effect of “I leave most of Neil’s words on the cutting room floor. But I know that he is just glad to have written them, regardless if anyone else hears them.”


    05/19/2015 11:56:56 PM PDT · 290 of 335
    21twelve to ansel12; Pelham


    Found video of the cops shooting the motorcycle guys. (Okay - not really - but I bet it is pretty similar!)

  • Government says four cancer charities are shams

    05/19/2015 11:00:45 PM PDT · 29 of 52
    21twelve to Sarah Barracuda


    The above site has all the info on the various organizations. I gave to Wounded Warriors once. Have heard some not nice things about it though - but not sure how true they are.

    I used to give to Prison Fellowship (Angel Tree), but over the years they have gotten pretty top heavy with less and less going to the actual services.

    We give to three things locally that we can help out with too and keeps us in touch with things.

  • 73-year-old BASE jumper dies after setting parachute on fire

    05/19/2015 10:54:40 PM PDT · 6 of 29
    21twelve to Berlin_Freeper

    “What’s that big red blotch at the bottom of the canyon?”


  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 9:26:19 PM PDT · 39 of 94
    21twelve to Norm Lenhart

    3,898 search results: Government Mandates Red Barchetta

  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 9:18:12 PM PDT · 34 of 94
    21twelve to bakeneko
    Lucky you! I'm debating. I saw them the last few tours. The last one was at Key Arena (Seattle) a couple of years ago and the sound in there is really bad. And can't feel like I can spend the money again this year. But the reviews I keep reading say this is something special. We'll see.

    Nothing will compare to seeing them at the open air GORGE Amphitheater in Washington State from the ninth row with my 13 year old son on their Vapor Trails. Thinking how fortunate to see them playing again.

  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 9:06:35 PM PDT · 20 of 94
    21twelve to Fiji Hill

    I think that got made into a rap song.

    Dat weed be fine
    Makes me blind
    the smoke gets in my eyes.

    On the other side
    Her knees be chaffed
    as I gave her deride.

  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 9:02:18 PM PDT · 14 of 94
    21twelve to Will88

    I wonder what the reading level for my favorite band (RUSH) is. Although agreed - the thoughts might be lofty but the words aren’t exactly rocket science.

    excerpts from “Natural Science”

    When the ebbing tide retreats
    Along the rocky shoreline
    It leaves a trail of tidal pools
    In a short-lived galaxy
    Each microcosmic planet
    A complete society...

    A quantum leap forward
    In time and in space
    The universe learned to expand
    The mess and the magic
    Triumphant and tragic
    A mechanized world out of hand

    Computerized clinic
    For superior cynics
    Who dance to a synthetic band

    In their own image
    Their world is fashioned-
    No wonder they don’t understand.....

  • When Will This Madness End?

    05/19/2015 6:20:56 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    21twelve to piasa

    “Her jacket looks to be made from baby blankets...”

    Well, the babies didn’t need them.