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  • An interesting scenario...

    09/28/2016 1:47:01 AM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    I have a bit of a question about things. Now it seems that it is pretty clear at this point Obama is going to end his term as President. And as many, if not all presidents have done at the end of their term, he will probably issue pardons for people. So... What happens if he pardons the President-elect, otherwise known as Hillary Clinton? How will that go over? Am I missing something? (As usual!!) Interested to hear others comments.
  • DVR the debate !!!

    09/26/2016 11:47:17 AM PDT · by djf · 20 replies
    Hello all! Just to let you know I am planning on cutting the debate to DVD tonight! I would encourage ALL to do the same, as we are very familiar with Hillarys "health issues" to be lost in the news fodder!
  • Election poll/prediction - you decide

    09/21/2016 8:58:06 PM PDT · by djf · 15 replies
    9/21/16 | Rivera
    Rivera has a poll on his website about the election. Right now, it's a Trumpslide! Clinton: 44 votes Trump: 1,516 votes! See for yourself, vote if you like.
  • SAN Disk Q&A

    09/16/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by djf · 31 replies
    Hi everyone, I have a question about SAN disks, which is a standard electronic disk. I have two of them, one is 128GB and the other is 240GB. Many sites report that electronic media do have a limited number of writes/reads before they quit. I have never been able to push one of my drives to fail, and don't really want to destroy something on purpose. But I am intensely curious what happens when they do fail. Is it smart enough to report to the OS (operating system) that there has been a track failure? Will the OS keep operating,...
  • I like Tuesdays weather!!

    08/27/2016 6:19:44 PM PDT · by djf · 61 replies
  • Boeing 747 - it was nice knowin ya!

    08/22/2016 11:57:32 AM PDT · by djf · 74 replies
    I was just talking to my neighbor who has a son that works in Everett. He says the last 747 is expected to come off the line in late September, this year! In my mind, this is just about the last thing I would recommend. Take a hiatus if you need one. But don't spend all your gumption on the 787. Stick to planes that WORK! Like the 737... Thoughts?
  • Computer question

    08/05/2016 5:09:32 PM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    Hi all. My neighbor had a computer sitting outside so I asked her about it and she said "Sure - take it" So I did. Plugged it in and it wouldn't start, no lights, no fans, no nuthin. It was filled to the gills with dust and I correctly suspected a blown out power supply, which for less than 6 bucks and a trip to REPC, I got fixed. So now I have ANOTHER!!! working desktop and am wondering something about it. It has a SATA HD, total about 113 gig, but it's split into two drives. One is drive...
  • Scared the wiggies out of me!

    07/19/2016 2:01:09 AM PDT · by djf · 59 replies
    OK, so I'm sitting here listening to C2C and I hear this kind of brushing or slamming on my front porch. I know whatever it is, it's pretty big, might be human, might be bigfoot! So I get ready (meaning well armed), turn on my front light and look - there doesn't seem to be anything there... then a black lab that kinda hangs around the neighborhood jumps on me, I almost blow her to bits! Well I gave her some chicken bones and dog biscuits I have tied her up, now she's whining a bit and I might have...
  • Synchronicity? ATM machines...

    06/24/2016 1:29:13 AM PDT · by djf · 13 replies
    I just left a large place I go to once in a while. They have a large number of ATM machines there, well, OK, it's a casino. I left because I was out of cash and couldn't get any money from a certain machine. Well, as I was leaving, I figured I'd try another machine, because I know I have cash in my account. It had a MACHINE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE card on it. So I checked other machines, and they ALL by this time had a MACHINE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE card on them! Now a fiber outage is possible... but so...
  • Lights out in downtown Seattle!!

    05/25/2016 12:27:32 PM PDT · by djf · 35 replies
    5/25/2016 | djf
    Major power outage in downtown Seattle! And it's not even an EMP... ;-)
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • Yikes! That's one hot peppa...

    05/08/2016 12:33:43 PM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    5/8/2016 | djf
    OK I went to the garden store this morning to load up on even more veggies. There was one spot where they had a few pepper plants left, so I checked them out and picked the best one. Little did I know... Now I had heard in the past about these peppers and thought they were maybe a little hotter than a standard chile pepper. So now my question is whether to even plant it or not! My neighbors have grandkids and dogs come around once in a while so my question is can I buy insurance or something? Put...
  • Seattle May Day protest OMG!! They have spray cans...

    05/01/2016 7:10:14 PM PDT · by djf · 19 replies
    May 1, 2016 | djf
    OK, I was watching local CBS news so I could watch 60 Minutes when it came on. Instead they have on wall to wall, live Camera coverage of May day protests. Now I might not have to say it, but at what point is the media actually responsible for the news? I mean if you put a camera on the street and tell folks they are going to be on the news, what kind of toadstools do you expect to show up? This whole thing is quite a bit over the top. And God forbid, they should be armed with...
  • Reactor at Hanford SCRAMMED...

    03/29/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by djf · 105 replies
    One of the nuclear reactors at Hanford has had a scram. That means the cooling failed and the reactor automatically shut down. The news reports say they are checking it out and will restart when it's safe.
  • Anyone else experiencing slow Internet?

    03/03/2016 2:55:29 PM PST · by djf · 35 replies
    Since about 1 PM Pacific time, the internet has been really, really slow. Wondering if it's me or my machine or outside...
  • Someone's lying!

    03/01/2016 11:12:37 AM PST · by djf · 64 replies
    3/1/2016 | djf
    Now I keep hearing these polls that say that Trump is way, way ahead of both Rubio and Cruz. And then out of the other side of their lips they say that Trump would lose to Hillary, while Cruz and Rubio would be successful! So my only conclusion can be that SOMEBODY is lying!! Thoughts? Comments?
  • Asteroid TX68 is approaching!

    02/17/2016 2:03:07 AM PST · by djf · 31 replies
    Asteroid TX68 is coming! OK, it's probably gonna miss... but maybe not! Asteroid TX68, from it's name 2013 TX68 was discovered in 2013. It is supposed to approach closer than anything else recently, at .044 times the Lunar distance, or about 11,000 miles. Not sure why they use LD as a measurement because LD changes all the time, but so it goes... Comments or thoughts are always appreciated!
  • NYC Ice Festival Canceled... Because It's Too Cold

    MANHATTAN, NY — An ice festival planned for Valentine’s Day weekend in Central Park has been canceled because it’s too cold, park officials announced Friday. At the festival, previously scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, ice sculptors from Okamoto Studio were commissioned to “use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the Park’s most beloved statues.”
  • Signe Anderson, original member of Jefferson Airplane dies

    01/31/2016 10:08:36 PM PST · by djf · 49 replies
    Signe Anderson, who fronted Jefferson Airplane on their debut, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, died on Jan. 28 at the age of 74. Coincidentally, it was the same day that one of the band’s guitarists, Paul Kantner, passed away. The official cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but it’s known that she’d been fighting various cancers on and off since the mid-’70s. Airplane bassist Jack Casady wrote that she was moved into hospice care last week. “She was a real sweetheart with a terrific contralto voice coming from a solid folk background,” he added. “Listen to how she made...
  • Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

    01/26/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by djf · 36 replies
    The Activist Post ^ | 1/26/2016 | Michael Boldin
    Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 98-0. Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government.
  • Powerball numbers: 4-8-19-27-34 Powerball 10

    01/13/2016 9:44:58 PM PST · by djf · 40 replies
  • Anybody do cyclone fence? Need a pipe bender...

    12/30/2015 1:03:19 PM PST · by djf · 40 replies
    OK, this is under the gardening topic, thats the closest I could find. I had a YUGE fir tree come down at the beginning of December. Fortunately, it missed the house and shed. But it pretty much wrecked my cyclone fence. It smashed and bent the top bars, but left the posts still standing straight. It caused the weave or whatever you call it to fold down. So my first step was to buy new bars along the top, and the attachments that hold them to the posts. But the posts aren't straight, and I need to bend the bars....
  • Where is the third shooter??

    12/03/2015 7:07:50 AM PST · by djf · 74 replies
    OK, yesterday we had multiple reports about some kind of fight at the center, and then him leaving and returning with two additional people! We had multiple reports of an SUV being stopped (somehow), and having AT LEAST one person exiting the SUV, being captured and in custody. Now the whole thing has shifted. There are only two shooters... And this makes no sense if you think about it. According to the reports at the SUV there was AT LEAST one person in the back seat. An SUV without a front passenger seat? There MUST have been three people at...
  • Kam Chancellor returns to Seahawks active duty roster

    09/23/2015 3:01:35 PM PDT · by djf · 8 replies
    9/23/2015 | djf
    King-5 news reported today that Chancellor is returning. Two games too late, but it's a start!
  • Constitution quiz!

    09/17/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by djf · 9 replies
    OK! On Constitution Day, a quiz for everyone who thinks they know what's what! I missed three: number of Amendments Percentage of Congress voting on Amendments Where is the Constitution located (which one, I ask) Oh well, have at it! Good luck!
  • Obergfell V. Hodges - NO JURISDICTION!!!

    09/05/2015 2:51:59 PM PDT · by djf · 76 replies
    Guess what, folks? The case of Obergfell V. Hodges that the Supreme Court ruled on? Here is an exact quote from the United States Constitution that talks about the judicial power: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;to Controversies between two or more States; between a State and...
  • Anniversary!!!

    09/05/2015 11:29:09 AM PDT · by djf · 40 replies
    9/5/15 | djf
    Today IS MY ANNIVERSARY!! And I am excited!!! I'll bet every one who reads this is wondering "Of what? His marriage? (No, sadly my wife passed years ago). His FReeperdom-ness? (Nope. I think that one is in October). His job? (well, almost. Sept 27 will be 18 years). Nope. It's none of that. But it is important. I QUIT SMOKING A YEAR AGO!!! Well, I use E-cigs now, but that's another story. Hurray! In celebration of me quitting, I am making a $50 donation to FReerepublic, and encourage everyone else so inclined to do the same! If you have a...
  • Kentucky about to commit FORGERY!!!

    09/03/2015 6:37:22 PM PDT · by djf · 58 replies
    Sep 3, 2015
    OK folks, the CBS nightly news tonight said that the office in Kentucky that declined to issue marriage licenses to gays will be open tomorrow morning. And they said that it will issue licenses with Kim Davis's name/signature PRE-PRINTED ON THEM!!! As far as I know, this is FORGERY! And all involved have committed conspiracy to commit forgery!
  • Ummmm... how was this picture taken?

    08/20/2015 7:56:58 AM PDT · by djf · 31 replies
    Curiosity has left it's base deployment and afaik no external cameras exist. So does anyone know how this picture was taken? The original article is at
  • FOX News is Hillary's 9th largest donor...

    08/14/2015 11:05:09 AM PDT · by djf · 48 replies
    Investment Watchblog ^ | 8/14/2015 | Investmentwatch
    If you were wondering why Brett Baier and Megan Kelly did all they could to kneecap Trump last night, maybe this news will help to explain it. According to Federal Election Commission and Center for Responsive Politics data, 21st Century Fox News Corp. has donated more than $3 million to Clinton family accounts. Overall, this lands Fox as the Clinton familys 9th largest donor over the course of the familys political involvement.
  • Garage sale, major score!!

    08/11/2015 6:40:28 PM PDT · by djf · 44 replies
    OK I went to a couple garage sales last weekend. Didn't get off my duff on Saturday, so went on Sunday. At one I saw a laptop - wasn't exactly sure what it was. It had a Windows XP sticker on it so I figured it must be at least marginal. Asked the lady if the battery worked and she said "well it's old so it might only give you an hour or two..." Asked her if the machine actually works and she said "yeah, but it's old and slow..." Anyways bought it and brought it home thinking I can...
  • NET10 cell phone minutes - need to donate

    08/06/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by djf · 21 replies
    OK. I have somewhat over 5,000 cell phone minutes with my current provider, which is NET10. I need to donate these minutes. Preferably to a veterans group or soldiers in general because I know they are always looking for minutes. There was just a blurb on TV about donating airline miles to kids, so I figured I'd ask. Any ideas on how to proceed?
  • Ebola vaccine shows 100% effectiveness

    07/31/2015 5:49:22 PM PDT · by djf · 20 replies
    Nightly news has just had a blurb about an experimental ebola vaccine being tested in Guinea. About 4000 participants received the vaccine, and after ten days, it was 100% effective against catching the disease. Just thought I'd post it!
  • Space station request!!!

    07/03/2015 2:03:49 AM PDT · by djf · 23 replies
    Well, this might seem like a vanity, and probably is. But I have a special request for the space station. We need you to film fireworks from space!
  • Stupid British vs. Japan soccer

    07/02/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by djf · 54 replies
    Alright I must have seen this clip a hundred times... a woman, dressed in white, kicks a soccer ball - it hits the bar, but then seems to go in, then bounces out. The goal is defended by a woman in a dark uniform with dark hair, I'm assuming she's Japanese. Now everyone is making a big deal of this saying she "scored her own goal" or some other BS and I'm sick of it can someone PLEASE explain to me what happened?
  • I bought a bike! (bicycle)

    06/07/2015 9:26:39 PM PDT · by djf · 70 replies
    It took quite a while, but I finally broke down and bought a bike at a garage sale. It ran a total of 30 bucks. It's a twelve speed Spalding Blade manufactured in Taiwan. So yesterday I decided to ride it a bit (about 2 miles) and did. It was VERY off, and I knew I would have some work to do - probably a LOT of work! The seat was too low - I need to be fully extended on my downthrust, so I adjusted it. Then, I looked at the tires and what a mess... I spent this...
  • Astronomers - what the heck?

    06/07/2015 2:49:48 AM PDT · by djf · 62 replies
    OK. Tonight I go on my porch and gaze at the night sky. I have to move around a bit because there are trees everywhere. But I see a BRIGHT object - almost directly west of me, and it's getting ready to set. It's right on the ecliptic. The only two objects that ever get that bright are Jupiter and Venus, but it wasn't Jupiter, and at 11:30 at night, it sure ain't Venus! Any ideas? Seriously. This has been buggin the crap out of me!
  • Forget the cops, we need this!!!

    04/28/2015 7:09:19 PM PDT · by djf · 22 replies
    Today I have finally come to a conclusion that can't be avoided. We "white people" of "privilege" need to change our tactics. We need to look at the circumstances and support those who make a difference. We need to support the black mom and grandmoms. Now I want to make clear I'm not saying young black men don't need jobs. I'm not saying that sometimes they don't need a break. But what I am saying is that for too long, black women have been marginalized. They have been ignored - made to feel invisible in the world. And to a...
  • Bumblebees!!!

    04/06/2015 9:00:54 PM PDT · by djf · 78 replies
    4/6/2015 | djf
    Now I have (and have had it for a while) a birdhouse right next to my back door. Early in the spring, I checked it -but nothing seemed to be happening. There was an old nest inside from last year when I had the privilege of watching a pair of chickadees raise there young one. About two or three weeks ago, I stepped outside about 2 AM just to see the weather, etc., and I heard a sound - it was like a buzzing. I realized it was coming from the birdhouse, and thought it might be wasps which I...
  • Any eclipse viewers out there?

    03/20/2015 2:16:15 AM PDT · by djf · 27 replies
    Curious if there are any eclipse viewers out there. Reports?
  • 75% of Ferguson Citizens Have Arrest Warrant

    03/17/2015 2:40:30 AM PDT · by djf · 40 replies
    CounterCurrent News ^ | March 13, 2015 10:33 pm | Article by Jackson Marciana and M. David; h/t to civil rights attorney Oren Nimni, of the National L
    According to the article, 21,000 residents. 16,000 warrants...
  • American sniper verdict - Guilty!

    02/24/2015 7:19:46 PM PST · by djf · 18 replies
    Guilty of capital murder.
  • Amazing science fiction movie

    02/13/2015 2:03:56 PM PST · by djf · 53 replies
    02/13/2015 | djf
    I am watching an amazing sci-fi flick, I know it's amazing because this is like the third time I watched it! It's called "The Thirteenth Floor". For the uninitiated, it's about alternate reality type things, as always there's a twist. Maybe more than one! Anyways, any comments are welcome!
  • Canadian media ordered not to report...

    02/05/2015 12:40:59 PM PST · by djf · 4 replies
    This is a bit of a complicated ruling, so I will just summarize and let the reader click on the link... Suffice to say that the government has been ordered to create interest-free money...
  • Superbowl!!!!! Predictions!!!!!

    01/29/2015 12:06:32 PM PST · by djf · 73 replies
    OK!!! It's time to start an official (semi) Freerepublic superbowl prediction thread! My prediction... 27-17 Seattle!!
  • Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

    01/18/2015 4:51:52 PM PST · by djf · 131 replies
    Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks. Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period on the only possession. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game between Indianapolis and New England. How they got there was stunning.
  • I want to marry my cousin...

    01/17/2015 10:54:02 AM PST · by djf · 101 replies
    Well, not really. But maybe! Can you marry your cousin? It's an interesting question. In some states, YES, you CAN marry your first cousin! In other states - it's a no-no, forbidden. Now HOW and WHY was this state of affairs (or marriages, be it whatever) allowed to exist? How and why did states HAVE THE RIGHT to determine under what conditions marriage was allowable? Because it was RECOGNIZED by the federal government that equal protection WAS NOT VIOLATED by such marriages! Thoughts? Ideas? (btw, my cousin is kind of cute, but she's just not my type...) ;-)
  • Anybody else got a drone?

    12/29/2014 9:06:03 PM PST · by djf · 32 replies
    12/29/2014 | djf
    Anybody else have a drone? I'm asking because I decided to get myself a cheapo Christmas present, and got a Hubsan. The small one. It's quite a challenge to fly... so far, I think I've taken off and landed a total of twice. All the other events have been crashes. The first time I tried it, I hooked it up on my coffee table, powered up the controller, and pushed the RPM's up. It VERY promptly took off, crashed into my roof but keep going, and landed at the top of a bookcase about 15 feet away... Wow! Since that...
  • Happy solstice!

    12/21/2014 10:52:48 AM PST · by djf · 35 replies
    Right now, about 4 hours until winter solstice! The days get longer from here on out - even if they initially get colder! Happy winter solstice 2014!
  • What about the PRA? (immigration)

    11/21/2014 10:14:39 PM PST · by djf · 3 replies
    Now it is important to think about Zero's statements. And it is important to think about the whereabouts of what is going to happen. Zero says that within a few months, the forms will be ready and things on place for collecting the info related to his immigration plan. My question is... what forms? According to the Paperwork Reduction Act, the government needs to have something on each form. A "control number". And according to the PRA, there can be no penalty for failing to respond to a form that doesn't have a valid control number. The PRA is fairly...