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  • Kansas says new virus found after resident's death

    12/23/2014 7:12:34 AM PST · 12 of 15
    fini to Lazamataz
    There are a lot of tick diseases.

    In the 90s, I was in Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion at Camp Lejeune (There is another MCT Bn at Camp Pendleton.). MCT trains every new Marine for squad and platoon level tactics. So the new Marines spend weeks in the woods. Our training area is called the Verona Loop area. We typically had about 1000 Marines in the woods every day of the week.

    In 1992, the Verona Loop area was #1 for tick borne diseases in America. I was the executive officer for the Bn and about 5% of our Marine caught some type of tick-borne disease. Rocky Spotted Mountain fever and Lyme's disease were just another day at sick call. We also had something called Human Ehrlichiosis. All three of these diseases are extremely serious if not caught in time. But luckily, all three are also easily treated if caught early (tetracycline for 14 days). Over a quarter of the regular staff (including me) caught one of those little bugs while I was there. It was so common, the tests were so expensive and the cure was so cheap (25 cents a pill- 4 pills a day for 14 days), that medical just did a quick look at the symptoms and gave us the pills. We all had extra pills, so if a student lost his pills, we would just hand him a few until the corpsman could get him a new ration.

    Medical and preventive medicine caught a lot of heat from their chain of command for not stopping the out break. So in typical bureaucratic fashion, medical started labeling these cases "non-specific" infections and kept issuing out the pills. Accordingly, the out break "went away."

  • The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble

    12/22/2014 8:45:44 PM PST · 3 of 14
    fini to Citizen Zed
    A really thought provoking article. Easy to pigeonhole according to your political belief. But the real nugget is to see it as how a society needs to behave to survive on the long term. For instance, our society is so interlinked that if all of the bridges on the Mississippi river disappeared tonight, we would have a major economic collapse in America that would takes years to overcome if not destroy our society.

    No society is rich enough or long term thinking enough to put in the redundancy in infrastructure to survive a really major disaster, e.g. a solar flair like the one that hit America in the 19th century. I forget who, but to paraphrase a pretty famous author- "poverty and conflict are the norm, peace and prosperity are the exception."

  • When Kids Stop Believing in Santa Claus

    12/21/2014 8:46:34 PM PST · 16 of 54
    fini to SeekAndFind

    My kids are 21 and they still believe in Santa Claus. How do I know that? I ask them- every year. It all started when they were about 5 (they are twins). Rather than go into the regular song and dance, I just told them that Santa Claus only gave presents to children who believed in him. So every year I ask them if they believe in Santa and every year they tell me yes and every year they get presents from Santa.

  • Expired gift cards may be worth cash

    12/15/2014 7:56:19 PM PST · 23 of 25
    fini to House Atreides
    "... and you will spill your guts to them before you know what hit you."

    As long as they are very attractive interrogators, I don't see this being a problem.

  • Police Sweep at Oceanside High Stirs Up Debate Over Student Rights

    12/14/2014 3:26:00 PM PST · 19 of 45
    fini to Mears

    “Old lady here.

    When I grew up we had no rights-—just obeyed the rules.

    Very orderly schools in those days.”

    Old guy here. Graduated from high school in 1975. We had cigarettes and knives in our pockets and shotguns in our cars. Police did not come into the school. And the shop teacher taught us how to make trigger parts for our 700 Remington rifles.

  • On a Roll: Suddenly, things look up for the GOP.

    12/05/2014 5:55:36 PM PST · 32 of 39
    fini to 2ndDivisionVet
    " 69 of the 99 state legislative chambers"

    OK, I'll bite. Which state does not have a legislative chamber?

  • Krauthammer: Decision not to indict NYPD officer 'totally incomprehensible'

    12/03/2014 9:19:44 PM PST · 20 of 476
    fini to sagar
    "What was the officer to do? Give the perp his business card and ask the perp to self-report back at the station at his own convenience?"

    Actually, for the crime of "selling cigarettes" that is exactly what I would do, "Sir, please sign this citation. If you decide to plead guilty, you can just send in a check for $ XYZ."

  • EEOC: Obamacare ‘Workplace Wellness’ Programs Neither Voluntary Nor Legal

    12/03/2014 7:20:05 PM PST · 8 of 45
    fini to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    This is probably the first time I have supported the EEOC.

  • Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

    12/02/2014 11:00:48 PM PST · 25 of 69
    fini to Axenolith

    Concur.

  • I Was Mugged, And I Understand Why

    11/25/2014 2:18:59 PM PST · 77 of 85
    fini to TigerClaws

    Back when he was first running for mayor, Ed Koch used to tell of the time he told some senior citizens about a judge he knew who’d been mugged.

    The judge, said Koch, told a group that “this mugging will not influence any of my decisions from the bench” — whereupon a woman yelled, “Mug him again!”

  • 12-Year-Old With Air Gun Dies In Cleveland Police Shooting

    11/23/2014 7:24:26 PM PST · 26 of 72
    fini to GeronL
    Unfortunately a lot of real guns look like fake guns, e.g. look at a Hi-Point. And a lot of BB guns look like real guns. When I was a kid, 40 years ago, I had a BB gun that looked just like a 1911, unless you looked carefully at the end of the barrel.

    Also kids are now killing people, so it really is hard to tell what is going on.

    Also people do stupid stuff. A neighbor of mine has an AR15 and he painted the flash suppressor neon red, just like an air-soft rifle. He thought it was real funny until the rest of us piled on and treated him like the jerk he was acting like.

  • Incoming Senate Panel Chairman Wants to Cut Your Pay, Pension

    11/14/2014 8:52:39 PM PST · 41 of 108
    fini to entropy12
    "I worked for the government for a dozen years. Our benefits were tremendous, way better than anything from my jobs in private industry. 5 weeks vacation to start, 9% contribution by employer to my 401-k, life time healthcare insurance after 10 years service at age 55, unlimited sick leave, free physicals every year, unused vacation days accumulation up to 2 months, 90% subsidized healthcare insurance, etc."

    It has changed a lot. It is still much better than most private employment, but no where as good as it was.

    Now it is 1% of pay for every year of employment, you can still can save up to 2 months of annual leave, health care is no longer subsidized, it will contribute up to 5% of you pay in your 401 if you also contribute the same.

  • Pope Francis selects Patti Smith to perform at the Vatican Christmas Concert

    11/14/2014 6:53:57 PM PST · 34 of 196
    fini to al_c
    "And Jesus dined with tax gentile collectors. Quite controversial in those days."

    Yes, but it was about repenting- not encouraging.

  • Women Finding New Places to Carry Handguns

    11/13/2014 7:11:31 PM PST · 82 of 96
    fini to Brother Cracker

    That will put a spring into your step.

  • Women Finding New Places to Carry Handguns

    11/13/2014 5:28:31 PM PST · 80 of 96
    fini to Brother Cracker

    That will put a spring into your step.

  • Women Finding New Places to Carry Handguns

    11/13/2014 4:01:43 PM PST · 72 of 96
    fini to Brother Cracker

    That will put a spring into your step.

  • Traffic cameras turned off. Police chief says no more tickets issued by Redflex system

    11/11/2014 6:09:32 PM PST · 7 of 23
    fini to SandRat

    I really don’t have problems with cameras, if they are set up properly, e.g. yellow lights last 4 seconds, and a very stringent certification and quality control process. But they are never set up that way. Why, well because it is never about safety, it is about the money.

  • Let primary teachers wear the veil in the classroom, says former Archbishop of Canterbury (UK)

    11/11/2014 6:25:53 AM PST · 31 of 33
    fini to Texas Eagle
    "Have they learned nothing over there?"

    Silly person. Of course they have learning something. They've learned that diversity is the cure for all of society's ills. They've learned that weakness in the face of evil is really civilized. The fact that they are wrong, doesn't change the fact that they've learned something.

    I remember reading a book about the personal experiences of a Frenchman living in occupied France during WWII. The author wasn't famous but lived a middle class life in Paris. He did not belong to the resistance, but assisted in secondary ways, e.g. leaving doors open in case someone needed to hide fast, fed families of those that were arrested, etc... ..

    He observed: Even though the French and Germans had a rivalry that went back many years, a lot of Frenchmen sought ways to live peacefully with the Germans. Interestingly enough, those that sought harmony the most were the "keepers of society": police, bureaucrats, clergy, etc... . His take was that those that are the drones of society (which he considered himself to be) worked hard not to lose what they had, even if it meant acting as a secondary citizen. They considered themselves to be good people and since peace was good, then trying to keep the peace was also good. Even if keeping the peace was slowly causing society to collapse.

    You could turn a drone into a fighter, but you had to do something that personally impacted that person, e.g. kill her husband and force her into poverty.

  • Ancient and Modern Europeans Have Surprising Genetic Connection

    11/08/2014 5:37:15 PM PST · 14 of 25
    fini to faithhopecharity
    "I think I may have bred with a Neanderthal on my last blind date...."

    If the women don't meet your standards- drink more beer & lower your standards.

  • “Take Your Best Shot”, Was The Marine Guarding The Canada National War Memorial Real?

    11/03/2014 7:20:16 PM PST · 59 of 97
    fini to Manly Warrior

    I went to the Marine Corps Basic School (all newly commissioned Marine Officers go to the Basic School in Quantico Va) in 1981 and we had a Canadian in my company. So maybe the rules have changed in the years since.

  • Citizens, Sheriffs Up Against Billionaires in Fight for Gun Rights in Washington State

    10/31/2014 7:50:43 AM PDT · 2 of 12
    fini to rktman
    "IF 594 passes, which I hope it does NOT, will there be any legal action available to overturn it? What if 591 and 594 both pass? Since 591 has a lower number, I think it should win by seniority."

    It doesn't work that way. When two laws come into conflict with each other, there are complex rules setup to de-conflict them. Basically the judiciary tries to interpret them so they can both exist- sort of like you have freedom of speech, but you cannot yell fire in a movie theater. The rules are very complex and it was of the hardest courses in my law school.

    Additionally, the numbers on a bill don't mean anything for which is superior. Usually the last one signed is the superior law. For instance, if you tell you kid that he cannot cross the road and later you change your mind and tell him he can cross the road, then you have given two conflicting instructions, but because the last thing you told him was he could cross the road- he can cross the road.

  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · 23 of 32
    fini to Chainmail
    "The MG42 was a war loser not a war winner."

    I beg to differ. The Italians and Spanish still used the MG42 well into the 1980s and my men and I had an opportunity to shoot them several times under different situations. I was in the Marine Corps then and we had the M60; which in a general way was the grandson of the MG42.

    The MG42 never broke, ate anything it was fed, was very accurate (especially unusual when you consider how old many of these guns were) and had a very good balance for a MG.

    Yeah, it was heavy, but it was a lot better than the M60 we carried. The general opinion was that they lightened the M60 so much that parts were prone to cracking. And they seemed to crack all of the time. We kept an extra fully assembled bolt (not authorized) with us when we shot our MGs, because the M60 bolt lugs seemed to like crack.

    I remember once, we shot our M60s about 800 rds per gun and by the end of the shoot, 2 of the 6 were broken due to parts breakage. in contrast, I asked my Italian counterpart how often their MG42 broke. He looked at me like it I was crazy. He told me that parts wore out, but always gave warning, so they had time to get new parts.

  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · 20 of 32
    fini to Chainmail
    "The MG42 was a war loser not a war winner."

    I beg to differ. The Italians and Spanish still used the MG42 well into the 1980s and my men and I had an opportunity to shoot them several times under different situations. I was in the Marine Corps then and we had the M60; which in a general way was the grandson of the MG42.

    The MG42 never broke, ate anything it was fed, was very accurate (especially unusual when you consider how old many of these guns were) and had a very good balance for a MG.

    Yeah, it was heavy, but it was a lot better than the M60 we carried. The general opinion was that they lightened the M60 so much that parts were prone to cracking. And they seemed to crack all of the time. We kept an extra fully assembled bolt (not authorized) with us when we shot our MGs, because the M60 bolt lugs seemed to like crack.

    I remember once, we shot our M60s about 800 rds per gun and by the end of the shoot, 2 of the 6 were broken due to parts breakage. in contrast, I asked my Italian counterpart how often their MG42 broke. He looked at me like it I was crazy. He told me that parts wore out, but always gave warning, so they had time to get new parts.

  • National Guardsman’s Trip to Walmart With His Family Turns Into Potentially Deadly Nightmare

    10/25/2014 9:40:29 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    fini to rktman

    I live in Jacksonville, NC. The local Walmart allows open carry and concealed carry.

  • Supposed Feminist Carol Costello Loves the Sound of Bristol Palin Attacked by Drunken Men

    10/24/2014 3:46:41 PM PDT · 15 of 49
    fini to Tucker39

    “I yearn for the day when a high profile, big mouthed feminist gets the snot slapped out of her....by one of their peace-loving ragheads!”

    It did happen. One of them got raped in Cairo, Egypt during their riots and it was kept quiet. It leaked out, but no outrage. If it had happened in a Christian country, we’d still be hearing about it. Different standards for preferred religions.

  • VIDEO: Man says it’s discrimination that people won’t hire him because he’s covered with tattoos

    10/24/2014 12:41:18 PM PDT · 127 of 144
    fini to Impala64ssa
    In the mid 70s I was dating a girl whose father was a navy WWII vet. He worked for IBM and always wore long sleeve shirts, even in the summer.

    I lived in the South, so long sleeve shirts in the summer were the exception. I was young, but even I thought it kind of strange.

    One day, I went over to meet my girl friend and her father was cutting the gas. On one forearm was a tattoo of a naked woman and the other forearm was an American Eagle (complete with an American shield). Without me saying a word, he said, "Hong Kong- 1937."

  • How to Make a Taser

    10/23/2014 8:19:22 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    fini to navysealdad

    Best laugh I’ve had all week.

  • New coed guard duty causing ruckus at Guantánamo high-value prison

    10/19/2014 9:35:12 AM PDT · 31 of 55
    fini to Oldeconomybuyer
    Those pictures look really old. I haven't seen a military person wear black boots in many years. The camo patterns also look really old.

    I kind of like having women assigned as guards. If the women are too weak to handle the prisoners, then give them guard dogs. We should never lose an opportunity to show who is making the rules. You don't break someone down by giving respect to their sensibilities.

  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    fini to Pearls Before Swine

    Well, at least it is biblical.

  • Murrieta Mayor Arrested for DUI Crash that Injured HS Cheerleaders, Apologizes & Seeks Re-Election

    10/18/2014 12:14:38 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    fini to DogByte6RER
    .07? I don't see how you can be impaired at that level unless he hasn't had a drink in several years and then had 2 beers in an hour. He had better get a lawyer.

    I remember when the level went from .10 to .08, I talked to a doctor who researched this and he said that a mildly distracted person has poorer reflexes than someone who registers a .08

    I'll bet he was shook up from the accident. If I caused an accident like this one, I probably couldn't pass a sobriety test even if I blew a 0.0.

    This is not to say that he is not responsible for causing the accident.

  • 'Ebola Czar' Absent from White House Ebola Strategy Meeting

    10/17/2014 11:38:29 PM PDT · 35 of 53
    fini to joshua c
    "That’s not true. They write memos, lots and lots of memos. Oh, and give an occasional speech. Problem solved."

    You forgot the part where thy are concerned. That part is really important.

  • what's the deal with real estate "earnest money" in MN?

    10/17/2014 4:01:01 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    fini to LittleRedRooster
    "The only way you can keep the earnest money is if the buyer agrees or you sue (hopefully small claims court). On the other hand the only way the buyer can get the earnest money back is if the seller agrees or the buyer sues the seller."

    That is true in some states, but since real property (land) is decided by the "contract law" of that state each state has different outcomes. My Brother-in-law had a house contract fall through and the real estate agent just mailed him the earnest money and put his house back on the market.

  • World Health Organisation admits botching response to Ebola outbreak

    10/17/2014 3:49:33 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    fini to knak

    I guess in the next installment they’ll tell us how much money they need to correct the problem.

  • Common Core Question Asks: "There are 25 Sheep and 5 Dogs in a Flock. How Old is the Shepherd?"

    10/17/2014 1:27:12 PM PDT · 95 of 119
    fini to Hugin
    "Which weighs more, a pound of lead or a pound of gold?"

    Lead, because gold is measured using Troy ounces and pounds. A troy ounce is more than a standard ounce, but a troy pound only has 12 ounces.

  • Common Core Question Asks: "There are 25 Sheep and 5 Dogs in a Flock. How Old is the Shepherd?"

    10/17/2014 1:20:02 PM PDT · 94 of 119
    fini to Resolute Conservative
    "If your daddy owns a pick-up truck and your mom likes to drive it how many guns are there in your house?"

    With the limited information provided, there are two possible answers: a) too numerous to count; or 2) None, all were lost in a tragic boating accident.

  • U.S. Names Mideast Military Effort ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’

    10/16/2014 11:37:15 AM PDT · 16 of 28
    fini to vitaman
    "Perhaps “Operation Hey isn’t that my old Humvee” might also fit."

    Now that's funny!

  • Lockheed Martin's Fusion Reactor: The Next Big Thing? Or No Big Deal?

    10/16/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT · 7 of 24
    fini to Moonman62

    I agree. Like solar power, fusion always seems to be 10 years away. I wonder how much tax money they want to continue their development?

  • Vonderrit Myers, Jr. showed off his guns before shooting (latest St. Louis shooting)

    10/14/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT · 26 of 41
    fini to Haiku Guy
    "Looks like he was really proud of his guns. Don’t see a cleaning kit anywhere in that photo... To bad for Mr. Meyers he didn’t take better care of them..."

    Ha, ha. In the early 1990s, I was in the Marine Corps and one of my Master Sergeants applied for a post retirement job as a JROTC instructor in Miami, FL. In the interview, they asked him what he would do if a student brought a gun to school. He replied, "Hell, I don't know. Probably teach him how to clean it." He got the job.

  • Turkish Fighter Jets Bomb PKK Positions

    10/14/2014 8:21:57 AM PDT · 3 of 17
    fini to yldstrk

    The PKK are not the same Kurds that are fighting against ISIS. The PKK has a long history of terrorism.

  • Arab Rock Throwers Target Widow of Gaza Mortar Victim

    10/12/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    fini to LeoWindhorse

    A flechette sounds really cool, but buckshot is much more effective. The military really doesn’t use flechette shotgun rounds anymore, because a bunch of little steel arrows aren’t as lethal as some round lead balls.

  • Girl Scout membership plummets for second straight year losing more than 100,000 members

    10/11/2014 8:18:48 PM PDT · 10 of 107
    fini to Morgana

    I think it is obvious that the Girl Scout leadership thinks they can have it both ways. They depend upon middle class families to fill their troops, but then try to teach anti-family doctrine to their “girls.” My daughter quit because of their doctrinal lectures. Kind of scary when a middle school kid realizes that her girl scout leaders were actively trying to teach her to oppose her parents’ beliefs.

  • Glock Family Goes Down, Guns Blazing

    10/11/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · 59 of 69
    fini to marktwain
    I agree with you. I've been around Glock owners for well over 20 years and have never heard of a Glock mechanically cause an accidental discharge. In every instance of an accidental discharge, it was caused by someone either pulling the trigger or something getting into the trigger guard and causing the trigger to be pulled. If you carry a Glock, you have to carry it in a holster or be ready to have an accidental discharge. For instance, about 20 years ago a sheriff in VA put his Glock into his pocket and caught his car keys on the trigger; which caused it to go off.

    I really like active safeties and successfully fought of the urge to get a Glock until about four years ago. Then I borrowed a Glock for a month. I now have a Glock. It is an ugly pistol (beautiful and Glock cannot be used in the same sentence unless the word "not" is inserted somewhere), but it is probably the most reliable pistol ever made and it is almost indestructible. There are Glocks that have well over 100,000 rounds through them and are still going strong without any repair or parts replacement.

  • Africans Burned Alive as Witches Prove Tantaros Was Right )edited)

    10/11/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    fini to gasport

    Witchcraft is alive and well in Africa. I was in Liberia during one of their revolutions during the early 1990s. Ritual cannibalism, spells, and the wearing of “special clothes” was the norm. For instance, if a black person painted their face white, then they were “invisible.” It was all accepted as legitimate. While we all wear a veneer of civilization above our baser instincts, the veneer in Africa is pretty thin.

  • Georgia Drug Warriors Raid Okra Grower, Looking for Marijuana

    10/03/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT · 50 of 73
    fini to Duke C.
    "I’ve got so much okra this year I can’t give it away."

    When I was growing up, the joke was that you needed to lock your car in the fall otherwise you would find a bag of Okra on your front seat.

  • Cheltenham High School students conduct sit-in [Mark Levin and Benjamin Netanyahu alma mater]

    10/03/2014 8:26:21 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    fini to PoloSec
    Based entirely on my kids' high school experience, I'm for the kids on this one. They probably did not explain why the rules were changed or seek alternative solutions to the problems they faced. For example: don't eat outside. Most schools are designed to seat one person per chair, but no eating establishment works that way. It is normal for only four people to sit at a six person table. Only four minutes between classes? If the school is of any size, you have no time to talk to anyone between classes- including teachers. My daughter had one teacher that commonly kept the class late and the next teacher took no excuses for being late to her class- it took active parent involvement to get that corrected. Before we blame the kids on this situation, remember the teachers and administrators are the same people who expel students for having a butter knife in the trunk of a car. My daughter's boyfriend had a locked tool chest in the bed of his truck and the school demanded he open it for inspection for no reason other than a suspicion that a tool chest might have a tool that they could expel him for. He refused and you would have thought from the administration's reaction that he stored a dead body in it. Luckily, he won that contest of wills.

    Some teachers and administrators want it both ways and try play each side against the other. Most teachers and administrators are really good people, but the idiots and jerks seem to always make the rules.

    Now before the standard comment about home schooling is thrown in: my kids went to a good school: some teachers kept Bibles on their desks, coaches prayed with their teams before games, teachers gave extra instruction after hours to help slow learners, the school had a rifle team, etc... . In fact my kids had enough credits that they could have graduated a year early, but did not want to. Four years later, I still haven't figured that one out.

  • I Don’t Want to Marry a Man Who Will Feed Our Kid McDonald’s

    10/02/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT · 23 of 82
    fini to super7man
    "I know that before we had kids, we had grand plans for how it was going to be. Problem was, the kids actually showed up and changed the plan."

    We had twins. Sleep was a luxury. My wife once threw a hand full of Cheerios on the floor to keep the kids entertained so she could take a shower. I'm of the belief that if germs really exist, no one would live past the age of two.

  • 2nd Destrehan High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student arrested

    10/01/2014 3:57:07 PM PDT · 29 of 30
    fini to Dilbert San Diego
    "It occurs to me that these teachers have no morals. Work with me here. These girls grew up in a time in which it is considered ok to have sex with anybody, any number of partners, any gender of partners. They grew up in a time in which there is no morality as such in the popular culture regarding sexual behavior. So based on that, could that be why so many women teachers seem to be caught up in this? Just a thought. They have no morals, and no conception of right and wrong as far as sex goes. It’s a sad development, but, I think it may contribute to so many of these student teacher sex stories out there."

    Based entirely on rumor control, when I was growing up in the 70s, it was happening then, but cell phones did not exist and cameras were too big. Also, no one kept track of their kids too closely back then. Posting HTML

  • 50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Uncomfortable

    09/24/2014 7:05:25 PM PDT · 44 of 47
    fini to John Valentine

    The author forgot to add “free love.”

  • Mystery virus has reached more than half of US states

    09/23/2014 11:18:03 PM PDT · 18 of 29
    fini to Dallas59
    "Had something in May-June. Worst cold I have ever had. Even my gums bled. Doctor said it was just a cold. Coughing for two straight weeks."

    I had the same thing. It has been years since I've been ill. I'm over 50 and have only missed a couple of days from work from an illness, but this spring I caught something that almost forced me to go to the doctor. I was hacking like I was on death row, a fever, sore joints, etc... . It took almost 5 days to shake it off. No idea what it was.

  • U.S. Marine helps bag record alligator

    09/18/2014 12:26:21 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    fini to Vigilanteman

    An animals’ meat is affected by what it eats. For instance, a raccoon that eats from a trash can is inedible. A raccoon that feeds from a corn field tastes wonderful. Most alligator meat is from farm raised alligators. Guess what farm raised gators are fed... chicken. You really don’t want to eat an alligator that is from the wild. They usually have a fishy smell- and not in a good way.