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  • “Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked

    07/27/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. Regrettably, within mainstream press and academia circles, there seems to be a conspicuous – and dare we say it – deliberate vacuum when it comes to reporting news of these recent studies and their obvious implications.
  • It's time!!

    07/26/2014 6:43:43 PM PDT · by djf · 17 replies
    Freerepublic | July 26, 2014 | djf
    Alright. I have been studying the law, even though I admit I may not have a good grasp. So I can say now one thing in support of fellow Citizens and States. It's time!!! Now that I've said it, let me say it again. It's time!!! "Time for what?", you will say. Time for the states to organize in a simple fashion and protect the borders! Time for the states to eject illegal immigrants from their midst! Can we do it? Will we do it? Well, it depends. The "unorganized militia" of each state is composed of the males between...
  • Why can we take care of illegal immigrants but not...

    07/19/2014 2:54:13 AM PDT · by djf · 10 replies
    Veterans? A question to ask supporters...
  • Car question - Nissan Sentra

    07/04/2014 6:52:19 PM PDT · by djf · 34 replies
    OK, I have a 94 Sentra. The last four days or so, the brake light and the battery light come on. So I pulled the battery and put the charger to it - nothing! I went and got a new battery, which took a little bit to put in. The battery WITHOUT the car running has 12.65 volts Now the first time I started it, almost immediately the battery light came on again, so I quick-like measured it, and it came in with 16 volts. That's high! So I let it sit for a bit and then start it. While...
  • The most important thing you probably don’t know about cholesterol

    06/12/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT · by djf · 33 replies
    It's not saturated fats or cholesterol that increases the amount of small, dense ldl we have in our blood. It's carbohydrates.
  • Safeway and Albertsons Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

    03/07/2014 5:01:05 AM PST · by djf · 30 replies
    Albertsons ^ | 3/6/2014
    PLEASANTON, CA and BOISE, ID — March 6, 2014—Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Albertsons announced today a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC (“AB Acquisition”) will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway (the “Merger”). The merger agreement was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of Safeway. AB Acquisition is the owner of Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s, Inc. (collectively “Albertsons”) and is controlled by a Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”)-led investor group, which also includes Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM), Klaff Realty LP, Lubert-Adler Partners LP, and Schottenstein Stores Corporation. As a result of the Merger, plus other actions...
  • Heartwarming video (animal rescue)

    03/03/2014 8:53:00 AM PST · by djf · 4 replies
    Youtube vid of firefighters using the jaws of life to help out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNe1--idns0
  • Anyone ever use "powdered butter"?

    02/28/2014 11:39:15 AM PST · by djf · 73 replies
    Local grocery store has large (#10 I think) cans of "powdered butter". How in the heck do they "powder" the fats? I assume you add water to it to use it, but maybe you add corn oil or peanut oil. Help! I'm confused!
  • The purpose of government

    02/20/2014 2:53:05 PM PST · by djf · 3 replies
    Everyone these days seems to agree on one thing. And it is odd that they agree on one thing and ONLY one thing. But if you look at perceptions of government, it is easy to see why. People agree government has failed. American government has failed. Oddly enough, if you look at those perceptions, you have to conclude that government has, according to the people's expectations, been wildly successful! So what are those expectations? 1) To give out free money and stuff. 2) To compel some other group to do something 3) To recognize and agree there is this special...
  • First U.S. bitcoin ATMs to open soon in Seattle, Austin

    02/19/2014 5:56:10 AM PST · by djf · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Phil Wahba
    Robocoin said on Tuesday that later this month it will install the first automated teller machines in the United States that let users buy and sell bitcoin, the latest step into the mainstream for the digital currency. The kiosks, to be installed in Seattle, and Austin, Texas, are similar to ATMs but have scanners to read government-issued identification such as a driver's license or a passport to confirm users' identities.
  • Refrigerator experience - quick blurb

    02/17/2014 9:51:29 PM PST · by djf · 81 replies
    OK about 6 months ago I get a new fridge. It's a Frigidaire HE model, with a small freezer on top and a regular refrigerator below. It worked GREAT! I put a bunch of stuff in the freezer, and regular stuff below. About 3 weeks ago I started to notice some minor icing inside the freezer door when I opened it. Didn't mean much to me... Lately, the freezer part seems to work fine, but the regular part below was about 50 degrees F no matter how cold I turned it. So.... I unloaded the freezer. I then removed the...
  • DHS seizes counterfeit Jerseys! (Y'all feel safe now??}

    01/30/2014 12:39:26 AM PST · by djf · 15 replies
    DHS website
    Agents Seize Counterfeit NFL Jerseys (ICE)
  • Deport Justin Beiber!!! 37 signatures away!!!

    01/29/2014 4:29:20 AM PST · by djf · 32 replies
    Here is a once in a lifetime chance for the WH to actually DO SOMETHING GOOD!!! ;-)
  • Pete Seeger has died

    01/27/2014 11:04:12 PM PST · by djf · 42 replies
    One of the great voices of folk rock...
  • Company involved in W.Va. chemical spill files for Chapter 11

    01/18/2014 1:34:39 PM PST · by djf · 24 replies
    Freedom Industries, the unfortunately named company whose chemical leak contaminated the water supply for parts of West Virginia, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday. The company voted to pursue bankruptcy protection during a voluntary board meeting on Friday, according to WVNS-TV. The Wall Street Journal reports official company papers from the meeting estimate their debt at roughly $10 million, which does not include the impending clean-up costs and lawsuits, which will no doubt be immense.
  • Home wiring - stereo question

    01/14/2014 8:06:39 PM PST · by djf · 41 replies
    Sound-o-philes! I have a question. I have a big mess of wires behind my stereo/tv/vcr/dvd/etc/etc My main sound setup is a Magnavox dvd/r/rw for vid, I have 2 Behringer a-500 amps (230 WPC each) bi-amped into the original Polk SDA-SRS's (rated at about 3 ohms overall and 1000WPC) The whole mess is plugged into various power strips and end up going through one of the main circuit breakers in my house (there are 3 or 4 that control various wall outlets). I have a Kill-A-Watt meter and it easily shows that stereo, at peak volume with a good bass line...
  • Quake - 6.5, Puerto Rico

    01/12/2014 8:35:54 PM PST · by djf · 36 replies
    Just happened a few minutes ago...
  • A-rod suspended!

    01/11/2014 10:19:54 AM PST · by djf · 70 replies
    Fox news reporting Arod suspended through the 2014 season due to use of performance enhancing drugs.
  • What’s blocking Bertha: a long steel pipe

    01/03/2014 3:41:54 PM PST · by djf · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/3/2014 | Mike Lindblom
    <p>A buried steel pipe is at least partly to blame for stopping the giant tunnel-boring machine Bertha, which has been stuck since Dec. 6 along the Seattle waterfront near South Main Street. The long pipe was a “well casing” used to measure groundwater during studies in 2002 on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, state DOT spokesman Lars Erickson said this afternoon. The well site was listed in reference materials that were provided to bidders as part of the contract specifications, he said. “I don’t want people to say WSDOT didn’t know where its own pipe was, because it did,” Erickson said. It’s unclear for now why the pipe was left in the ground by the team that did those soil investigations, or why Seattle Tunnel Partners would not have removed it prior to drilling. A modern tunnel machine can chew through dirt and concrete, but not steel. Even fiberglass rods caused a snag that delayed work several days this summer. A steel pipe can become tangled in the spokes of the rotary cutting head, and in a conveyor screw that pushes dirt from the cutter face onto a belt that moves out the rear of the machine. Downtown Seattle contains some of the most frequently poked and studied ground on earth, which makes the blockage all the more confounding. Five-foot diameter holes were drilled alongside the tunnel path to install concrete pilings that protect the old viaduct; the contractors have used ground-penetrating radar; and geotechnical experts drilled test holes, which didn’t hit this particular object. The state Department of Transportation is holding a news conference this afternoon, during which state engineers and contractors will provide more details about the next steps, and about resuming drilling. An inspection was conducted at the front of the machine Thursday night.</p>
  • Since when does a chat item need a link?

    01/03/2014 2:33:06 PM PST · by djf · 41 replies
    Some info has come out just recently and I posted it to chat. It got pulled with a comment by the Admin Moderator "No link, no dice" Since when does a chat item require a link? If all a sudden, an earthquake happens, can we not post it because of no link yet? Honestly I can't see posting any breaking news with these types of undefined rules. But it's ok if some Korean guy gets eaten by dogs and we get 14 threads about it... Comments? Does anybody know the rules?
  • Countdown to lightbulb tyranny!!!

    12/28/2013 1:40:54 PM PST · by djf · 83 replies
    January 1st, 60 watt and 40 watt incandescents become unavailable. As soon as I hit "post", I'm out the door to Home Depot!
  • Machinists to vote again on revised 777X contract

    12/22/2013 10:51:33 PM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    KING5 NEWS ^ | Dec 21 | KING5
    The international headquarters of the Machinists union near Washington D.C. will force another vote on the revised 777X contract extension offer from Boeing. Frank Larkin, spokesman for International Association of Machinists, said there will be a vote but “the date and details have not been finalized.” Jan. 3 is a possibility, Larkin said. But he said they need to move quickly because of Boeing’s decision process. If the Machinists vote yes on the contract, Boeing will honor the contract that will include building the 777X and wing in Everett. The Portland IAM District Local 63, which is in the same...
  • Happy Solstice!!!

    12/21/2013 9:16:19 AM PST · by djf · 46 replies
    Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, arrived officially this morning about 5 minutes ago, at 9:11 PST. The days get longer from here!
  • Congress on God

    12/15/2013 8:40:31 PM PST · by djf · 16 replies
    United StatesStatutes at Large | 2002 | Congress
    At the end of the year, with so many Holidays (Holy Days!!) of various religions coinciding, there is always alot of hub bub about what exactly is the relationship between government and the churches. So here are a couple relatively recent laws. Feel free to verify!! PL 107-293 from Statutes at Large 116 2002 An Act To reaffirm the reference to one Nation under God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) On November 11,...
  • Machinists to vote on Boeing offer despite rejection, union leader says

    12/13/2013 3:25:46 PM PST · by djf · 7 replies
    Washington’s bid to place work on the 777X jet in the state may not be dead yet, despite the abrupt collapse Thursday afternoon of negotiations between Boeing management and the Machinists union. In a phone interview late Thursday with The Seattle Times, the Machinists union’s lead negotiator said rank-and-file membership will get a chance to decide on the Boeing offer that the union leadership rejected earlier in the day. Rich Michalski, who represented the national leadership of the International Association of Machinists in the negotiations, described the terms offered by Boeing management in a positive light and insisted that the...
  • Boeing machinists offer counter proposal (no details yet)

    12/11/2013 5:08:52 PM PST · by djf · 21 replies
    Within the last few minutes, local news is reporting that Aircraft Machinists Union 751 has offered a new proposal to Boeing, one would guess to try to convince Boeing not to move the manufacture of the 777-X out of state. I will post details if/when they become available.
  • This could save your life!

    12/05/2013 6:11:54 AM PST · by djf · 20 replies
    Here near Seattle, the temps have PLUNGED! I know, I know, alot of folks will say "Well, it's way colder up here in Fargo"... that not my point. The cold weather has brought a spate, actually, quite a spike of house fires. Overheated extension cords. Candles. Using portable space heaters too close to flammable materials. I personally have a pellet stove, that does a respectable job of keeping the living room/kitchen area of my house liveable, even comfortable. The cold is expected to move east. Do this. Do it NOW!!! GET/CHECK your smoke alarm(s)!!!! If you have combustibles warming your...
  • Seahawks are top Super Bowl pick in Vegas

    11/29/2013 6:28:04 AM PST · by djf · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | Terry Blount
    RENTON, Wash. -- The bookmakers in Las Vegas now list the Seattle Seahawks as the favorite to win the Super Bowl. According to Bovada, an online betting site, Seattle is 3-1 to win the Super Bowl. Denver is next at 7-2, followed by New Orleans and New England at 13-2 and 7-1, respectively. ...
  • Comet comments?

    11/22/2013 6:51:56 AM PST · by djf · 28 replies
    Any comet Ison sightings yet? It should be visible with the naked eye, but a good pair of binoculars would help immensely. I just tried (well, 20 minutes ago) to see it, unfortunately there is by now a bit too much daylight on the eastern horizon. Jupiter is, of course still visible. Mars and Saturn easy to spot. I THINK I saw Mercury... Tomorrow, if the sky is clear, I will try at 5 AM local time.
  • Washington man sticks with 'Joe Biden defense'

    11/20/2013 4:41:02 AM PST · by djf · 20 replies
    News Tribune ^ | News Tribune
    VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Washington state man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car prowlers has refused a plea deal and says he's sticking with what's become known as the "Joe Biden defense." Jeffrey C. Barton of Vancouver told The Columbian (http://bit.ly/1is4B7e ) he will not admit any wrongdoing for the incident last July because he was protecting his family, within his Second Amendment right, and following advice from the vice president. In response to a question about home defense, Biden told an interviewer in February Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons because a couple of blasts...
  • Wa state sued to reveal opponents of GMO initiative

    10/20/2013 5:39:55 PM PDT · by djf · 64 replies
    Initiative 522 in Washington state gets voted on in the general election in November. It would require MOST items sold in supermarkets to plainly label "May contain GMO products". Opposition has been fierce, as it was in California when a similar initiative was proposed - and lost out. The anti-disclosure people set up a PAC to front the advertising campaign, and refused to say who was what, so a lawsuit was filed. The PAC lost the suit - and was forced to tell who had contributed what. So here you go, folks - These are the businesses who don't want...
  • New C-notes

    10/17/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT · by djf · 27 replies
    Just this evening got one of the new, improved, borrowed $100 bill. Seems kind of hokey. How complicated can they make a currency until everyone just assumes if you hand them something and it's snazzy enough, it must be real? Anyone else seen them? Comments? They do look like they would be hard to counterfeit, but seems to me the Fed and Congress is increasing the money supply a million times faster than the counterfeiters, so what the heck is the difference?
  • Government Shutdown? 36 Facts Which Prove That Almost Everything Is Still Running

    10/03/2013 12:03:58 PM PDT · by djf · 12 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | Oct 2 | Mike Snyder
    Government Shutdown? 36 Facts Which Prove That Almost Everything Is Still Running By Michael Snyder, on October 2nd, 2013 All of this whining and crying about a "government shutdown" is a total joke. You see, there really is very little reason why this "government shutdown" cannot continue indefinitely because almost everything is still running. 63 percent of all federal workers are still working, and 85 percent of all government activities are still being funded during this "shutdown". Yes, the Obama administration has been making a big show of taking down government websites and blocking off the World War II Memorial,...
  • 9 Maps That Show How Americans Commit Crime

    10/01/2013 8:26:02 AM PDT · by djf · 24 replies
    Business insider ^ | Sep 25, 2013 | Lubin et al
    Violent crime ticked up in 2012, but America is still a lot safer than it used to be, according to the FBI's recently released uniform crime report. Business Insider mapped the results, revealing a snapshot of crime in the United States. Among various trends, we noted that the South was particularly violent, as it has been for many years; rape appears to be more common in rural states; and car thefts are most common in the West and Southwest.
  • Chocolate - get it while you can!!

    09/25/2013 4:13:43 AM PDT · by djf · 36 replies
    Reports coming in of a very, very bad cocoa bean harvest in Africa, and many cocoa farmers abandoning it for more profitable crops. I started researching it a bit after passing the Lindt bars at my local store - up to almost 5 dollars for the 75% cacao. Managed to snag four bars at a large outlet store for half that. The articles I've read say you should expect dark chocolate to go up to six dollars a pound or more... Hey, life is rough. But it's even worse without chocolate!
  • Best MS-Office open-source alternative?

    09/23/2013 2:29:33 AM PDT · by djf · 74 replies
    I am running a very, very, very old version of MS-Office, as in like the first version! I am curious about people who have tried some of the open-source newer versions of Office compatible software. My OS is still XP SP3 with all the fixes. Recommendations? Horror stories? I have a second laptop I can try suggestions on without losing anything. Thanks in advance!
  • DC suspect previously arrested for gun crimes...

    09/17/2013 4:47:09 AM PDT · by djf · 11 replies
    Link only - I am posting this to chat... Dude was arrested in 2004 for going hog-wild.
  • 12th Man sets Guinness World Record for crowd roar

    09/16/2013 1:11:39 AM PDT · by djf · 5 replies
    SEATTLE -- A group of Seahawks fans set a Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium at CenturyLink Field during the Hawks vs. 49ers game. The group called Volume 12 were behind the effort to break the record during the Seahawks home opener, the Sunday night game on KING 5...
  • Gardening question - taters

    09/14/2013 10:49:42 AM PDT · by djf · 21 replies
    This year, as always, I grew a boatload of taters. Three or four varieties, plus I always have a few stragglers coming up from the previous year. Most of the plants flowered, and on a few of them I got pods, sort of tomato-like, but they have (I guess) potato seeds in them. Does anyone know is it safe to grow potatoes from seed? I seem to recall reading that the solanum type plants tend to cross breed and can pick up wild pollen - the thing I'm wondering is if I might somehow end up growing some truly killer...
  • Wireless network setup Q&A

    09/05/2013 5:39:10 PM PDT · by djf · 18 replies
    OK, one of my laptops died so I had to do a bunch of jury-riggin to another one to make it do what I needed. As part of that, I installed the vendor-supplied wireless card configurator. It allows you to set up either in Infrastructure mode, Ad-hoc mode, or something I never saw in vendor software... "Act as base station" So I set up the profile. It allows you to enter profile name, network ID (SSID), and encryption keys, if any. So just for the fudge of it, I did exactly that. The profile started... from another computer I have,...
  • How To Solve The Fast Food Strike In Two Simple Words

    08/30/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT · by djf · 21 replies
    American Glob ^ | Aug 29,2013
    YOU’RE FIRED. This is a teachable moment for America and I sincerely hope that the owners of all the fast food franchises where employees walked out on strike today take full advantage. Fire them all, every last one of them. There are hundreds of thousands of people in America right now who are desperate to find jobs of any kind. This national demonstration by fast food employees, which is happening on the eve of Labor Day weekend (sheer coincidence) is nothing more than the latest McProtest by leftists and union supporters. The only time flipping burgers is a career is...
  • Feds won't sue to stop pot use in Wash., Colo.

    08/29/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT · by djf · 39 replies
    US DOJ announces pot enforcement not a priority... WASHINGTON -- The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use. In a sweeping national policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws....
  • Something REALLY SCARY!!! Russian sleep experiment

    08/28/2013 2:57:51 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    Over the years, I have read some pretty scary stuff. I started reading "The Exorcist" one night and didn't put it down until I was done, about 9:30 the next morning. And this material is EXTREMELY disturbing, so I am going to excerpt only a small part. Go to the site to read the rest, but be warned, if you are the sensitive type, you probably should stop as soon as you get any uneasy feelings! H. P. Lovecraft? Virginia Wolfe? Pikers!!! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Soviet researchers from the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas...
  • Printer recommendations???

    08/27/2013 8:10:32 AM PDT · by djf · 69 replies
    OK I have an HP V40XI and it all a sudden like decided to stop feeding the paper. When it works, this is a great printer, it also has built in scanner, fax, and copier. But over the couple years I've had it, it has been pretty much nothing but a major pain everytime I go to use it. Picture quality is excellent. But it constantly complains about the color cartridge. And it gives almost NO indication what it doesn't like, just repeatedly saying "remove and check "color cartidge"... So I think it's time to bite the bullet and get...
  • Second suspect arrested.... (Spokane)

    08/26/2013 4:46:26 AM PDT · by djf · 22 replies
    Second suspect arrested according to Spokane news on Facebook
  • Kill A Watt! Then kill some more!

    08/25/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT · by djf · 26 replies
    I am not endorsing a particular product, but there is a kool device out there. I know my fridge is near the end of it's life cycle, so I was wondering if there was any way to know how much I might save by getting a newer model. Enter Kill-a-Watt! Kill-a-Watt is this neat little device that actually real-time measures how much power a particular device is using. Mine got hear last week, so I have had it hooked up to my fridge most of the time. Shows my fridge is using about 1.76 KWH per day. When fridge is...
  • Spokane - Breaking - Second suspect captured (Update: not a suspect)

    08/23/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT · by djf · 31 replies
    News reports on local tv (KING5) saying second suspect in beating death of veteran was holed up in a pawn shop standoff and has surrendered... no links yet... Suspect reported to be from Marysville...
  • So how do preppers sew?

    08/20/2013 1:06:13 PM PDT · by djf · 79 replies
    Just got one at a yard sale. In very, very good condition, has all the parts, I may need to order some needles. Tracked the serno to a manufacture date of 1941. This one isn't mine but has exact same appearance, same number of drawers, etc. So how do preppers sew? Foot power, baby! Now all I gotta do is figure out how to use it!
  • Cell phone minute overload

    08/11/2013 2:06:57 PM PDT · by djf · 47 replies
    OK, I have a cell phone even though I basically detest them, a necessary evil I suppose. I used to have T-Mobile, but whatever backbone they were on, I got crap reception in my living room. I could walk out into my front yard in the rain and get five bars, but almost zilch in my house. So I dumped them and lost a bunch of minutes, switched to Net10. Different carrier. Xlent signal in my house and all around. With Net10 you buy Minutes AND service days. You can't, afaik, buy just one or the other. I use it...
  • Spoilage in canned food products

    08/01/2013 5:31:14 PM PDT · by djf · 44 replies
    Colorado State University Extension ^ | 2008 | Stephanie Hoffman
    SPOILAGE IN CANNED FOOD PRODUCTS By: Stephanie Hoffman, CSU Food Science Graduate Student - Fall 2008 The safety of commercially canned foods is generally not of concern to consumers, but recent national recalls of canned chili products and institutional-size cans of vegetables due to potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum is a reminder that store-bought canned goods can be implicated in foodborne illness outbreaks. These were the first recalls of commercially canned foods in the U.S. linked to botulism in 33 years and improper processing that allowed the survival of C. botulinum spores appears to have been the cause. Home canners...