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  • Angel Flight

    05/28/2018 11:57:39 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Radney Foster
    Sorry for the Vanity, but I thought this appropriate. We attended a Memorial Day ceremony at a War Memorial today and they played this song about C-130 pilots returning a hero home for the last time. It's very moving.
  • Boardman: Politicians Have Lost Their Minds Over Guns

    02/18/2018 4:37:27 PM PST · by cyclotic · 23 replies
    The Dagger ^ | 2/18/2018 | Krist Boardman
    This is as close as it gets for me right now. My son Alex is a captain in the Fort Lauderdale. FL fire department. He does not have any school age children yet. But a couple of his first responder friends in the fire company were attending the school which was the latest target of a mass shooting in Broward County where 17 children were needlessly murdered. His friends’ children were not shot but some of their friends were. Yet none of us has to know anyone who was so slain to grieve for these lost children. I didn’t know...
  • Finding a Fix: Embedded with Suburban Cops Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

    12/22/2017 7:34:04 AM PST · by cyclotic · 29 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 12-22-2017 | Julia Lurie
    At first glance, it looked like Greg Perdue was stretching. The 58-year-old sat cross-legged on the matted wall-to-wall carpet in his Aberdeen, Maryland, apartment, a head of shaggy, graying hair bent toward his knees. But when medical examiners gingerly turned him over, they found his bloated face was a deep purple, his nose and mustache covered with crusted blood. Next to a pack of cigarettes on the kitchen table were three clear pill capsules: two empty, one containing an off-white powder that was later identified as heroin. After being prescribed painkillers to treat a work injury, he started snorting heroin...
  • As Cub Scouts welcome girls, rival group sees expansion of ‘war on boys’

    10/13/2017 11:05:07 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Established in 1910, the Boy Scouts have long stood on tradition, but in recent years, the organization has yielded to a changing culture by revising its admission policy to permit openly gay Scouts and adult volunteers, as well as transgender children who identify as boys to join. Mark Hancock, chief executive officer of Trail Life USA, said the admittance of girls into the Boy Scouts of America is part of a growing “war on boys” that views the sexes as interchangeable and masculinity as something undesirable. He said the decision Wednesday is just latest step in the Boy Scouts’ progressive...
  • Please Post Companies who Honor America-Let's blow them away with support

    09/25/2017 6:12:21 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 45 replies
    Vanity | 9-25-2017 | Cyclotic
    FReepers, Let's put together a list of companies who honor and support America and our mission as patriotic Americans.
  • 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...