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  • Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes

    04/13/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · 48 of 76
    Oklahoma to V K Lee

    Just because someone calls a dog a cat doesn’t make the dog a cat.

    Yams are monocots and sweet potatoes are dicots. They aren’t even closely related.

  • Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes

    04/13/2018 10:33:46 AM PDT · 34 of 76
    Oklahoma to Spunky

    I’ve raised sweet potatoes and I don’t believe what we normally think of as seeds could cross the ocean. Slips formed from sprouted pieces of the tuber are what I always used for seed potatoes.

    All of the following was found on Wikipedia.

    “Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers. A monocot related to lilies and grasses, yams are vigorous herbaceous vines, providing an edible tuber. They are native to Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

    The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The origin and domestication of sweet potato is thought to be in either Central America or South America.

    The sweet potato was grown in Polynesia before western exploration. Sweet potato has been radiocarbon-dated in the Cook Islands to 1000 AD, and current thinking is that it was brought to central Polynesia around 700 AD, possibly by Polynesians who had traveled to South America and back, and spread across Polynesia to Hawaii and New Zealand from there. It is possible, however, that South Americans brought it to the Pacific, although this is unlikely as it was the Polynesians, and not the native South Americans, who had a strong maritime tradition. The theory that the plant could spread by floating seeds across the ocean is not supported by evidence. Another point is that the sweet potato in Polynesia is the cultivated Ipomoea batatas, which is generally spread by vine cuttings and not by seeds.”

  • Oh HAPPY DAY'S...or IS IT?

    04/13/2018 5:37:57 AM PDT · 32 of 33
    Oklahoma to hapnHal

    A better idea would be to kick the San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles areas out of the country. If you could add Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, New York City and all of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island it would be even better. Give them to Canada or let them be quasi-independent states.

  • 2018 House of Representatives, Summary of Midterm Election Ratings, 2018-APR-11

    04/11/2018 4:33:35 PM PDT · 23 of 38
    Oklahoma to Repeal The 17th

    “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

    I thought it was a sausage, wrapped in a bun, inside aluminum foil.

  • TED CRUZ GRILLING: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire

    04/10/2018 6:06:31 PM PDT · 75 of 78
    Oklahoma to napscoordinator

    Man, some things never change. No real Conservative would ever say Cruz isn’t a Conservative.

  • Strikes Hit Syrian Airfield, State Media Report

    04/09/2018 12:45:09 PM PDT · 139 of 140
    Oklahoma to CodeToad

    If they sound like retarded liberals its probably because they are. And they do think it makes them sound smart.

    This thread illustrates perfectly how pathetic this forum has become. Three or four of the most prolific posters are either paid agent provocateurs or dimwits. They’ll spout off terms like “neocon”, “GOPE” or “cuckservative” like they know their meaning.

  • Strikes Hit Syrian Airfield, State Media Report

    04/08/2018 7:22:52 PM PDT · 25 of 140
    Oklahoma to Mariner

    I hope it kills plenty of Russians and maybe a few Turks as well. Doesn’t matter who’s doing it.

  • The 10 Best Cops Shows of All Time

    04/07/2018 6:07:09 PM PDT · 18 of 197
    Oklahoma to Sybeck1

    Crime Story had one of the best story lines going.

    “Hey, Paulie, did you find us a place to stay?”

    “Boss, It’s perfect.”

    Paulie had found a fully stocked brand new home........at ground zero of a hydrogen bomb test.

  • Discrimination and Disparities

    04/04/2018 6:57:19 AM PDT · 2 of 13
    Oklahoma to Kaslin

    It’s a shame some of the posters on FR don’t buy and read a few books by Sowell and Williams. They could learn a lot.

  • Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73

    03/29/2018 9:54:51 AM PDT · 43 of 48
    Oklahoma to Verbosus

    Gene Elston, Loel Passe and Harry Kalas.

    Sonny Jackson, Jim Wynn, Pete Runnells, John Bateman, Joe Morgan, Mike Cuellar, Cesar Cedeno.

    Until the Rangers came to Arlington the Colt 45s and Astros were our team, too.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 8:19:02 PM PDT · 151 of 208
    Oklahoma to central_va

    You’re a laugh riot.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 8:09:54 PM PDT · 148 of 208
    Oklahoma to NotFinished

    My problems with the Birchers isn’t so much ideology. The modern descendants of the society (and I would submit Pat Buchanan is a good example) tend to be overly sympathetic to the Palestinians and dismissive of Israel. They are also too quick to make excuses for Putin and Russia.

    The major problem with the original John Birch Society was its obsessive concern that “everything” was a conspiracy and that the Bilderbergers and Trilateralists were behind “everything.” In my youth you could find their publications and they were full of what started out as simple statements of a truth that would soon grow like a cancer into a giant racket that the writer could tie into everyone. In other words your typical John Bircher could explain everything as a conspiracy. And they could get pretty far fetched doing it. Some even rabidly so.

    I shouldn’t have included the Bircher-like posters in the original post because they aren’t like the other three. The Bircher posters don’t try to hide anything, but they will confuse the issue.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 2:15:31 PM PDT · 71 of 208
    Oklahoma to central_va

    Conservatives and Libertarians share about ninety percent of the same platform.

    Conservatives and the AFL-CIO share about ten percent.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 2:08:53 PM PDT · 67 of 208
    Oklahoma to central_va

    Well, now we know the official position of the AFL-CIO.

    Haven’t you made the statement, in the past on this forum, “I’m not a Conservative?”

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:56:22 PM PDT · 58 of 208
    Oklahoma to tomkat
    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. — Matthew 7:1-5 KJV (Matthew 7:1-5 other versions)
  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:44:55 PM PDT · 47 of 208
    Oklahoma to ETL

    Did you know Fred C. Koch, the father of the Koch Brothers, was a founding member of the Birch Society? The Birch comment shouldn’t have been made in that context. Most Birchers, whether implicit or explicit, don’t try to hide it.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:25:06 PM PDT · 26 of 208
    Oklahoma to Responsibility2nd

    A Bircher Poster is one that even if not a member of the John Birch Society would agree with most of the ideology, which in itself isn’t that bad. Birchers are mostly what I would call Old Right or Paleo-Conservatives. Supporters of Pat Buchanan are an example.

    I see plenty of Buchanan type posters.

  • What's Happened?

    03/27/2018 1:04:39 PM PDT · 3 of 208
    Oklahoma to The Citizen Soldier

    The first thing you should realize is that not everyone here are what they claim to be. We have Russian, democrat, socialist and Bircher posters that are not Conservative or Libertarian and have never been.

    They post to confuse and discourage.

  • The Top 10 Westerns Ever Made, Plus 10 More Deep Cuts

    03/25/2018 5:54:37 PM PDT · 224 of 398
    Oklahoma to SeekAndFind

    Nobody has mentioned another John Ford Western that I believe may be the best over Shane and The Searchers. Three Godfathers has been made several times but my favorite is the one with John Wayne, Harry Carey, Jr. and Pedro Armendariz.

    3 Godfathers
    Shane
    The Searchers
    Tombstone
    Rio Grande
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Stagecoach
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    True Grit Movies if you could combine the best elements of both.
    The Long Riders

    I would put these five in a separate category.

    Paint Your Wagon as a musical.
    Blazing Saddles as a comedy farce.
    Hallelujah Trail as a comedy.
    Waterhole #3 as a comedy.
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre as a modern western.

  • John Bolton: 'A Reagan Realist' and a Brilliant Choice

    03/25/2018 12:23:42 PM PDT · 36 of 78
    Oklahoma to JBW1949

    What he’s trying to say is that in his view the democrats were preferable to any Republican.

    He didn’t like McCain, he didn’t like Romney and he didn’t like Trump.