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  • Goodbye Political Correctness; There is Scouting Life Beyond the Boy Scouts of America

    09/12/2016 6:25:01 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/2016 | Robert Knight
    Under the radar, near a campfire, a counter-cultural force is rising. Only three years old, Trail Life USA, the Christian answer to the politically correct Boy Scouts of America, is operating 700 troops in 48 states, with nearly 30,000 troop members. It’s still small compared to the BSA, which began in 1910 and claims more than two million members. But Trail Life could be on the verge of far more growth as the culture descends into madness and parents seek a haven for their impressionable sons.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Miss Remainder of 2016 Season

    09/02/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 14 replies
    Hendrick Motorsports Press Release ^ | 9-2-2016 | Hendrick Motorsports
    CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, has not been medically cleared to compete for the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as he continues to recover from a concussion. Earnhardt has missed the last six Sprint Cup races while undergoing treatment. He has been regularly evaluated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program under the direction of Dr. Micky Collins and with Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. “I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said. “To say...
  • Total Vanity-Has anyone ever been on a City Ethics Commission?

    07/14/2016 7:53:41 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 19 replies
    Personal | July 14, 2016 | Cyclotic
    I live in a small city (12,000 or so population) The Mayor has asked me to consider an appointment to the city Ethics Commission. He says they need people of good character and apparently he thinks I fit the bill. I've never done or considered anything like that. Outside of "Run, Run fast and far" does anyone have any advice or experience on such a commission?
  • March for Life Live Thread

    01/22/2015 8:18:13 AM PST · by cyclotic · 5 replies
    1-22-2014 | Cyclonic
    Please post your experience at 2015 March for Life
  • Haters Call Pumpkin Spice Craze an Epidemic

    11/26/2014 9:37:38 AM PST · by cyclotic · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/26/2014 | Ilan Brat
    It used to be easy for people like Kristen D’Amico, who can’t stand the taste of pumpkin pie. She merely had to say no to a slice of it on Thanksgiving Day. Not anymore. A rising tide of products flavored with pumpkin pie spice has flooded grocery store shelves and restaurant menus, and not just near her home in Deltona, Fla. Friends tease the 34-year-old stay-at-home mother with gleeful photos and text messages about pumpkin lattes, coffee creamers and pies. Relatives mock her, she says, at Thanksgiving dinner for shunning pumpkin in all its forms. The pumpkin craze “really is...
  • Vanity-possible illegal immigrant flight to Baltimore

    07/17/2014 3:28:15 PM PDT · by cyclotic · 123 replies
    Vanity | July 12, 2014 | Cyclotic
    I'm awaiting a flight in Phoenix to Baltimore. 11 teenage Hispanic boys and four non-Hispanic adults just sat down all in a row in the terminal. The boys have not said a word and oddly, none of them have shoelaces. This is weird and I'm not sure what to make of it or what to do. Being in a TSA zone, I sure don't want to start a protest.
  • Barbecue Chain Serves Up Plate of Patriotism

    05/15/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 16 replies ^ | May 15, 2014 | FOX & Friends
    Mission BBQ is a brand new chain in Baltimore, MD Area. There's one down from my office. The first time I went there, right at noon, all stopped and they honor our nation with the National Anthem. Needless to say, I'm a regular. Saw this today on Fox & Friends. If something like this can thrive in the liberal cesspool of Maryland, it can work anywhere. They gave $166K to Wounded Warriors today from the sale of plastic drink cups like the one on my desk. Admin Moderator, feel free to dump this if you don't think it meets our...
  • Terry Lakin is home! After Action Report

    05/14/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 21 replies
    Vanity | Cyclotic
    My family just had th ehonor of meeting Lt. Col. Terry Lakin at Baltimore Washington International Airport as he arrived home. We were priviledged to assist the Terry Lakin Action Fund by helping staff the Welcome Home. As we arrived at BWI, we got to baggage claim a few minutes before an Honor Flight of WWII vets arrived to tour the WWII Memorial. There were a few dozen of us ready to welcome Terry Lakin home so as the vets arrived, the claim area erupted in applause. A while later, Terry arrived to cheers from the crowd of about 100....
  • Vanity-Community Good Works Christian vs. Muslim

    09/01/2010 6:47:10 PM PDT · by cyclotic · 3 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/2010 | Cyclotic
    OK, so I've been going around with a few friends about the Ground Zero mosque. They've bought into the entire "community Center" thing as if the Muslims are well known for their good works. Off the top of my head, I can think of dozens of community services or good works started by Christians or others with Christian attitudes, but I'm hard pressed to come up with anything the muslims are known for. Any ideas? And, if it's a "Community Center" is the general community welcome to enter.
  • Total Absolute Vanity-Need help with Skype and it's all Obama and Granholm's FaultH

    12/09/2009 4:45:54 PM PST · by cyclotic · 17 replies · 541+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/9/2009 | Cyclotic
    Sorry about the vanity, but, since FReepers are the best out there, I hope one of you will be able to help me out with a vexing computer problem with Skype. Thanks to the massive mishandling of Michigan's and the Nation's economy, I've been forced to move from Michigan to Maryland for a new job. The family is back home and much of our communication is via Skype. Whenever we talk (audio and video) there is a consistent beeping coming from the computer speakers in Michigan. It happen on both their desktop and laptop and only on calls from me....
  • Happy Ending (Michael Yon)

    11/21/2008 11:01:38 AM PST · by cyclotic · 2 replies · 601+ views
    michaelyon-online ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michael Yon
    Between 2007 and 2008, I got to know a man in South Baghdad whose codename was “Bishop.” This is the short story of his life. His parents were Kurdish Sunnis. They moved to Baghdad 34 years ago – recently married and excited to make a new life for themselves and create a family. Bishop’s real name was Bashar Akram Ameen; the name given to him when he was born on October 6, 1978 in the Abu Ghraib apartments in Baghdad. Bashar had three sisters and one brother. His schooling included graduating from a Baghdad high school in the class of...
  • Rise in porn site viewers forces library to pull Internet access

    11/27/2006 5:40:56 AM PST · by cyclotic · 38 replies · 1,292+ views
    The Macomb Daily ^ | 11/27/2006 | Mitch Hotts
    Internet access for the public at the Mount Clemens Public Library has been revoked because of an increase in the number of people looking at sexually explicit material. Advertisement The plug was pulled on the computers earlier this month after employees noticed a "large increase" in visitors using the free Internet service to access what the library termed obscene material in violation of library policies. "There seemed to be a sudden increase in that kind of activity, and it was really bothering me. I thought something needed to be done," said library Director Donald E. Worrell Jr. Library staffers acknowledge...
  • Democrats Claim Irregularities In Michigan Senate Seats

    11/09/2006 12:26:46 PM PST · by cyclotic · 10 replies · 759+ views ^ | 11/09/2006 | WDIV
    Republicans have declared a 21-17 victory in the fight for control of the Michigan Senate, but Democrats are questioning voting irregularities in Oakland County and Saginaw-area districts. Democrats said a large number of absentee ballots were torn during a vote count in Oakland County's Bloomfield Township and had to be duplicated by hand. Hand counts in Oakland County and outside Saginaw lasted into early hours of Thursday. Democrats said they are reviewing their options but have not decided whether to ask for recounts. Senate Republicans called Democrats sore losers and have denied any irregularities.
  • Parent Taught Driver Education in Michigan (vanity)

    05/19/2006 6:29:30 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 53 replies · 833+ views
    DATE: May 18, 2006 TO: Home Educators and Concerned Friends in Michigan FROM: Cyclotic (Homeschool Father) RE: Legislation to Approve Parent Led Driver Education in Michigan Friends, The State of Michigan is inarguably one of the best states in our Republic in which to home educate our children. Except Driver Education. A few years ago, I contacted the Michigan Secretary of State to determine if there was any way of teaching my kids to drive. I was told in no uncertain terms that unless I was a certified Driver Education Instructor, there was no mechanism to teach my children to...
  • Ex-POWs Meet Secret Breakfast Benefactor

    02/02/2006 5:54:44 AM PST · by cyclotic · 12 replies · 776+ views Press ^ | 2/1/2006 | Sonja Barisic
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- For 30 years, a group of former World War II prisoners of war has been getting together for a monthly breakfast at Bunny's Restaurant. And for the last few years, someone has been anonymously picking up the tab. On Wednesday, the men - including a survivor of the Bataan Death March and others who were imprisoned in the Pacific - finally met their patron, an area businessman who was just a boy when World War II came to an end. To thank shy benefactor William Blair, the five gray-haired veterans, all in their 80s, gathered in...
  • A Friend is becoming an American Citizen in a Few Weeks (vanity)

    11/16/2005 1:50:34 PM PST · by cyclotic · 50 replies · 752+ views
    Cyclotic | 11/16/2005 | Cyclotic
    FRiends, I just found out that a friend of mine from Switzerland is going to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America next month. To properly welcome him into our great Republic, I would like to send him a link to this thread with a bunch of Freepers welcoming him to America. BTW, his name is Ralf (and I spelled that right,)
  • Rita Prevents Parents From Attending Son's Execution (Best Headline Ever)

    09/27/2005 5:50:43 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 29 replies · 1,132+ views ^ | 9/27/05 | AP
    A convicted killer in Ohio has just hours to live, and Hurricane Rita has prevented his adoptive parents from seeing him one last time. Herman Ashworth's parents live in southwestern Louisiana. A combination of a lack of electricity at their home and concerns about gasoline shortages and flooding prevented them from making a flight out of Baton Rouge Sunday. They'd earlier been scheduled to fly from Houston, but the airports were shut down by the storm. Ashworth, who said he deserves to die for beating to death and robbing 40-year-old Daniel Baker in an alley in 1996, designated no witnesses...
  • Michigan Radio Legend Mark Scott has Died

    04/26/2005 5:07:15 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 51 replies · 1,805+ views
    I just read on broadcasting forum that Michigan talk radio pioneer Mark Scott has died of an apparent heart attack. Haven't seen any other sources. Mark Scott was a strong voice for conservative talk radio on WXYT in Southfield, MI. Those of us who listened either loved him or hated him, sometimes both at the same time. We could never fault his love of America or his virtues of right and wrong. He ended each show with a hearty EXCELSIOR! Excelsior Mark.
  • Iraqi banquet hall owner donates luncheon for fallen Marine's family

    02/04/2005 8:05:50 AM PST · by cyclotic · 7 replies · 351+ views
    The Macomb Daily (Michigan) ^ | February 4, 2005 | Jameson Cook
    PUBLISHED: February 4, 2005 By Jameson Cook Macomb Daily Staff Writer Rae Oldaugh broke down and sobbed when the owner of a Roseville banquet hall offered his facility for free for the funeral luncheon for her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Allan Klein. The offer carried extra weight because the Athena Banquet and Conference Center owner, Youil "Louie" Ishmail of Shelby Township, is Iraqi and voted in Sunday's elections in Iraq. Oldaugh said Thursday she was overwhelmed by the gift. "I was absolutely stunned when he said that to me," Oldaugh said. "It's terribly ironic and significant to me that he...
  • "I've lived under Socialism...Bush must WIN!!"

    09/22/2004 5:33:25 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 27 replies · 1,160+ views
    Vanity | Cyclotic
    Two days ago, I put up a Bush Cheney 04 lawn sign. Yesterday, a well seasoned citizen from our neighborhood who we didn't know came to the door and asked my wife if we had any more signs. She said that she "lived under Socialism and Bush must win." in 1946 At the age of 20, she left her family home in East Germany and hiked across the country. She reached the border to freedom and walked through a checkpoint. She told me that there was a German tank on one side of her and a Russian tank on the...
  • Former "Republican Senator Jake Garn Shows Total Constitutional Ignorance

    05/24/2004 11:41:49 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 9 replies · 189+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 5/24/2004 | June Kronholz
    No URL available. In the body of an article regarding college students right to carry concealed weapons, former RINO US Senator and current Trustee of University of Utah dropped this little gem. "Utahns "sometimes think gun possession is a God-given right, not a constituional right...I tell them I don't ever remember seeing Jesus packing heat."
  • Mark Scott Back on the Radio in Michigan!

    12/01/2003 1:11:36 PM PST · by cyclotic · 11 replies · 154+ views
    On the Radio
    After several years off the airwaves, Mark Scott is back on the radio in Michigan Talk Radio Network. AM 1310. 4-6pm Monday-Friday. Let the Games Begin...Again. Excelsior!!! After a couple of years of hardcore lurking and commenting, this is my first post. Let me know if I screwed it up.
  • Thank Members of the Coalition (vanity)

    03/27/2003 3:53:40 PM PST · by cyclotic · 3 replies · 80+ views
    Vanity | 3/27/2003 | Cyclotic
    I made the mistake of listening to Imus this morning. The living, breathing idiot Andrea Mitchell was on enlightening us on her knowledge of foreign affairs. She decided to disparage the (in her words) "So called Coalition of the Willing." She began to disparage the members of our alliance, beginning by sneering "The island of Palau." In disgust, I turned off the radio so I wouldn't vomit all over the car. Later this afternoon, I found Palau's website and an e-mail address to their US Embassy. I fired off an e-mail to the Ambassador thanking them for their assistance in...